10spot: Stoop Storytelling, Starscape and more

1. Stoop Storytelling, 'Cool. Cruel. High School'
Who doesn't have an awesomely awkward story from high school? We're particularly pumped for this installment of the always entertaining Stoop series, also because this time around there's three live radio show performances. We don't often want to go back to high school, but we'll make an exception this time. Thursday-Saturday. Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. $20. stoopstorytelling.com. JORDAN BARTEL, B

2. 'Get Him to the Greek'
Russell Brand (left, with co-star Jonah Hill, photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) reprises his ridiculous "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" role, rocker Aldous Snow. This time, "the worst person on Earth" is utterly out of control and being escorted from London to a gig in L.A. by a harried record-label striver (Hill). Hijinx surely ensue. ANNE TALLENT, B


3. 'The Making of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter'
While I may not be the biggest Harry Potter fan, I appreciate the books' and movies' ability to transport you to a magical world that stands just out of reach. I'm also a nut for good, clean fun at an amusement park, so this NBC making-of special seems right up my alley, previewing the new attraction at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla,, opening June 18. Get your broomsticks and wands out of storage Sunday night at 7. TIM WONG, B

4. Baltimore Clayworks' Fire & Spice Block Party and Seconds Sale Preview
Thirty dollars ($35 day of) will earn you admission to the Seconds Sale, food and drink coupons and wine and beer tastings. This year introduces the hammered chicken contest — competitors must bake chicken in clay. I'm intrigued! Also, there is a barbecue cookoff. 6-10 p.m. Friday. 5707 Smith Ave., Mount Washington. AUBREY FORNWALT, B

5. Radiohead, In Rainbows: Special Edition
One of my favorite albums. Ever. I've probably listened to In Rainbows more than I ever listened to any Backstreet Boys or Hanson CD in high school. And that's a lot. I welcome the extra special edition-ness. Drops Tuesday. MARISSA GALLO, B


6. WTMD's First Thursday
This month's WTMD First Thursday concert features April Smith & the Great Picture Show, plus locals the John Mancini Band. Actually, who cares who's playing, so long as the beer is flowing and the weather is nice? 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon Park. BRIAN KRISTA, B

7. Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2 
"Rescue Me" may be the funniest show on TV and it's not even a comedy. Three cast members — Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara — perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Warner Theatre in Washington. And the funny thing? They're not even the funniest guys on the show. $76-$86. warnertheatre.com. ADAM SAPIRO, B

8. Keys, Infiltration
The 20-year-old Baltimore rapper caught fire after a potent YouTube rap dissing Nicki Minaj, and now Keys keeps her buzz going with a new mix tape. The delivery is ferocious and the battle-ready rhymes sound serious over 2010's most popular beats. Stream it for free at nimbitmusic.com/keys. WESLEY CASE, B

9. Polish Festival
I can't tell golonka from kolduny (also I can't pronounce them), but the annual Polish Festival is a safe bet for good eats. Also, there's dancing (polka!) and oodles of cultural understanding. Friday-Sunday. Patterson Park, 200 S. Linwood Drive. Donation for admission. JORDAN BARTEL, B

10. Starscape

Your inner hippie appears to be antsy. So let him out for a spin at Saturday's all-night party at Fort Armistead Park, 4000 Hawkins Point Road, Curtis Bay. $59.50-$159.50. starscapefestival.com. ANNE TALLENT, B

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