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Best week ever: Our guide to everything happening this week

MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Eat, Pray, Love (left, image by Columbia)
The Expendables
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

NOTABLE TV
Bachelor Pad (series premiere, mon., ABC)
Dating in the Dark (season premiere, mon., ABC)
Teen Choice Awards (special, mon., Fox)
Too Fat for 15 (series premiere, mon., Style)
Flipping Out (season premiere, tues., Bravo)
Hell's Kitchen (season finale, tues., Fox)
Swords (season premiere, tues, Discovery)

Man vs. Wild (season premiere, wed., Discovery)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the New York Jets (season premiere, wed., HBO)
LA Ink (season premiere, wed, TLC)
Panthers vs. Ravens (special, thurs, ESPN)
BBQ Pitmasters (season premiere, thurs, TLC)
So You Think You Can Dance (season finale, Thurs., Fox)
Wife Swap (season finale, Fri., ABC)
Food Trucks (series premiere, sun., Food)
The Next Food Network Star (season finale, sun, Food)
The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (special, Sunday, Comedy Central) (right, photo by AP)
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (season premiere, Sunday, E!)
The Real L Word (season finale, Sunday, Showtime)

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DVDS RELEASED (tuesday)
Date Night
Death at a Funeral
The Joneses
Letters to God
My Name is Khan
Multiple Sarcasms
Numb3rs: The Sixth Season

ALBUMS DROPPING (Tuesday; subject to change)
Black Label Society, "Order of the Black"
Kathryn Calder, "Are You My Mother?"
Landing On the Moon, "We Make History Now"
Mike Posner, "31 Minutes to Takeoff"
Blake Shelton, "All About Tonight"
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" soundtrack

LOCAL SHOWS
RAMS HEAD LIVE: Colbie Caillat/Justin Young (mon); For the Love of it Tour feat. Beres Hammond (tues); Mobtown Music Fest (Sat)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: Los Lobos (mon); Shelby Lynne (Fri)

SONAR: Phosphorescent (tues); Soilwork (fri); Deaf Scene (sun)

PIER SIX: STS9/RJD2 (sun)

THE OTTOBAR: New Politics (mon); Mewithoutyou (tues); Chameleons Vox (wed); The Lawful (Thurs); Trixie & Monkey's Summer Camp (Fri); Ottobar Benefit Party (Sat)

1ST MARINER: Black Eyed Peas (tues)

RECHER: Demon Hunter (fri)

MERRIWEATHER:
O.A.R./Citizen Cope (Thurs) (O.A.R, left, photo by The Baltimore Sun); MGMT/Devendra Banhart and the Grogs/Violens (sat); David Gray/Ray LaMontagne (sun)

9:30 CLUB: Something Corporate (tues-wed); the Saw Doctors (thurs); Trombone Shorty/Orleans Avenue (fri); Public Enemy (sat)

JIFFY LUBE LIVE:
Green Day/AFI (wed); Jonas Brothers (thurs); Maroon 5/Owl City (fri); Rascal Flatts (sat); Rascal Flatts/Kellie Pickler (sat); Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Sun)

BIRCHMERE:
Jonny Lang (mon); Maysa (Fri-Sat)

WOLF TRAP: Counting Crows (mon)

LOCAL EVENTS
O's vs. White Sox (Camden Yards, Mon)
Baltimore Food and Faith Project 010 Summer Film Series (Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Tues)
Black Eyed Peas After-Party — DJ set by members (Mist, Tues)
Baltimore Ravens preseason game vs. Panthers (M&T, Thurs) (right, photo by The Baltimore Sun)
4th Baltimore Improv Festival (creative alliance, thurs-sun)
Flicks From the Hill — "True Stories" (AVAM, Thurs)
Films on the Pier — "Twilight: New Moon" (Fells Point, Thurs)
Hal Sparks (Magooby's Joke House, Thurs)
Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week (Friday through Aug. 22)
Little Italy Open Air Film Festival — "My House in Umbria" (Little Italy, Fri)
Bit Gen Gamer Fest 5 (Sonar, Saturday)
FestAfrica (Patterson Park, sat-sun)
"Encore!" exhibition (Baltimore Clayworks, opens Saturday)
Stone Soul Picnic (Druid Hill Park, Saturday)
Eat A Peach Challenge Bike Ride (Carroll County Farmers' Market, Sat)
Patton Oswalt (Warner Theatre, Saturday)
The Great Maryland Lawn Mower Exchange (Oriole Park, Sunday)

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