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1. Ravens v. Redskins
You're pretty hardcore if you're willing to travel to Landover to see the preseason "Battle of the Beltways." There's nothing wrong with watching the Ravens (left) on WBAL, though, like a normal person. 7 p.m. Saturday, FedEx Field. MATT VENSEL, B

2. Paul Greenberg lecture
Before you throw that fish on the grill, want to know whether it's a healthful, sustainable catch? Then head to the Enoch Pratt Southeast Anchor Library on Wednesday to hear Paul Greenberg talk about his new book, "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food." 6:30 p.m. 3601 Eastern Ave. Free. prattlibrary.org/calendar NANCY JONES-BONBREST, SPECIAL TO B
3. 'Rocky' at AVAM
Yo, if "The Expendables" whetted your appetite for vintage Stallone (above), head to Federal Hill for the final (already?) film of the American Visionary Art Museum's Flicks From the Hill outdoor summer movie series. 9 p.m. Thursday. Free. ADAM SAPIRO, B

4. Baltimore Fashion Week
It's four days of high-fashion runway shows at Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson. Baltimore Fashion Week runs Thursday through Sunday with tickets starting at $40 per day or $110 for a four-day pass. baltimoresfashionweek.com. BRIAN KRISTA, B

5. Augustoberfest
Why does October get all the stein-raising fun? All you Bavarian-loving volks will love this tribute to beer, food, beer, dance and beer. So you don't feel guilty about all the drinking, the event benefits an exchange with German students. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Central parking lot, downtown Hagerstown. $5. augustoberfest.org. JORDAN BARTEL, B

6. Hard Summer Tour feat. Crystal Castles

News flash: Toronto has more to offer than Drake and the National Ballet of Canada. The haunting electronic duo Crystal Castles bring their ballyhooed live show to Sonar at 7 p.m. Sunday. $25 advance, $30 at the door. 407 E. Saratoga St. sonarbaltimore.com WESLEY CASE, B

7. 'The Big C' series premiere
Laura Linney (below) could come to my house and read a car repair manual and I would be riveted. So imagine my excitement at the master thespian's first stab at Unconventional Lady Hero TV, playing a staid teacher enlivened by a cancer diagnosis. Am I coming on too forward? 10:30 p.m. Monday, Showtime. JORDAN BARTEL, B

8. 'Piranha 3D'

What's most horrifying about this movie (right) is not the vicious man-eating piranhas feasting on hordes of scantily clad co-eds and swimming out of the screen at you, but how much I secretly want to see it. When one of the main characters is listed as "Wet T-shirt Contest Emcee" (horror master Eli Roth), you know to expect only greatness. Opens Friday. SAM HIAASEN, B

9. Hot August Blues and Roots Music Festival

Blues, food and crafts — it'll all be at the Hot August Blues Festival at Oregon Ridge Park on Saturday. The lineup includes Keb' Mo', Lyle Lovett, Jackie Scott and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket or get up and dance — it's your choice. The world is your blues oyster. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. $40. hotaugustblues.com AUBREY FORNWALT, B

10. MixFest w/ Train, Backstreet Boys and Hanson
Here's how it went down in my head when I heard the lineup: "OMG BACKSTREET!!! Wait ... Hanson too?! *passes out*" I won't be wearing a vintage 1999 BSB T-shirt, but I will be there making an ass of myself. 5 p.m. gates Sunday, Pier Six Pavilion. $35-$85. piersixpavilion.com MARISSA GALLO, B

Photo credits: Ravens (The Baltimore Sun); "Piranha 3D" (Dimension); old-school Backstreet Boys (Jive)

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