1. Inner Harbor's Fourth of July celebration
America certainly deserves an all-day birthday bash — she's 234, after all. Entertainment starts at 2 p.m. (our favorite is the Naval Academy's Electric Brigade show at 8 p.m.), and the fireworks display starts at 9:30 p.m. It gets a bit crowded, so find a friend with a rooftop deck to take in the bombs bursting in air. Free. bop.org. JORDAN BARTEL, B

2. Matt Wieters Bobblehead Night
The first 25,000 fans (15 and older) get a Wieters (left, photo by the Baltimore Sun) bobblehead. The only catch: You have to watch the Orioles play the Athletics. 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Camden Yards. MATT VENSEL, B

3. Victor Wooten
If you want to be mesmerized by a man on a bass guitar, then don't miss Victor Wooten Saturday at Recher Theatre in Towson. Les Claypool and Flea ain't got nothin' on him. Doors open for the all-ages show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of. rechertheatre.com. BRIAN KRISTA, B


4. M.F.A. in studio art student exhibition
The journey to an M.F.A. from MICA ends with this exhibition for eight students. Check out the display at the Fox Building's Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, as well as the Bunting Center's Pinkard Gallery, to see how they were able to dissect contemporary art. Opens Tuesday. AUBREY FORNWALT, B

5. 'The Last Airbender'
I've been marathon-watching the Nickelodeon cartoon for a few weeks to prepare for this hopefully epic big-screen adaptation. The visuals look amazing, and the styling of Aang's glowing arrow almost makes me want one on my forehead. Master the elements this Thursday. TIM WONG, B

6. 'Louie'
I have no idea what this show, featuring comedian Louie C.K., is about. But I saw Ricky Gervais in a commercial and, really, that's all I need to know. Let's face it — I'm an easy sell. Premieres 11 p.m. Tuesday on FX. MARISSA GALLO, B

7. Night sailing races
Need help making it past hump day? Head to Annapolis and check out the Wednesday night sailing races. You can also serve as  "guest  crew" aboard the Woodwind or Woodwind II (used as Christopher Walken's  sailing yacht in "Wedding Crashers"). Tickets are $37; departure from the Annapolis Marriott at 6:30 p.m. schoonerwoodwind.com. NANCY JONES-BONBREST, SPECIAL TO B

8. The Public Sign project
Got something to say? Tell all of Baltimore. Blake Fall-Conroy's work, a scrolling LED message sign connected to the Internet, makes a statement about free speech by letting anyone voice their opinion on the street. Try it out at loadoffun.net. Messages will remain on display through August at 120 W. North Ave. JORDAN BARTEL, B

9. Maryland free fishing day
Celebrate your independence from fishing rules on the Fourth of July, a free fishing day in the state. You can catch and keep fish from the state's waters — no license required. Even better, our fish are crude oil-free. dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/freefishing.html. ADAM SAPIRO, B

10. The-Dream, Love King

R&B's most underrated artist drops his third — and what he says is his final — album Tuesday. The 12-track LP includes songs with awesome titles such as "Panties to the Side," "Yamaha" and "Florida University." If this really is The-Dream's curtain call, then you, me and everyone we know will miss this guy when he's gone. WESLEY CASE, B