MOVIES OPENING (Fri)
Get Low
The Lottery
Nanny McPhee Returns
Piranha 3-D (left)
The Switch
Vampires Suck (opening Wednesday)

NOTABLE TV
"Weeds" (season premiere, Monday, Showtime)
"The Big C" (series premiere, Monday, Showtime)
"Melissa & Joey" (series premiere, Tuesday, ABC Family)

“Surviving the Cut” (series premiere, Wednesday, Discovery)

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“Pitchmen” (season premiere, Thursday, Discovery)

“Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin” (season premiere, Thursday, Food)

“Blog Cabin” (season premiere, Thursday, DIY)

“Run My Renovation” (series premiere, Thursday, DIY)

“You’re Wearing That?!?” (series premiere, Thursday, WE)

“The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town” (special, Friday, IFC)

“HGTV Design Star” (season finale, Sunday, HGTV)

DVDS RELEASED (Tues)

The Last Song

Furry Vengeance

The City of Your Final Destination

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

Ca$h

Off and Running

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Dexter: The Complete Season Four

Friday Night Lights: The Fourth Season

One Tree Hill: The Complete Seventh Season

Temple Grandin

Ugly Betty: The Complete Fourth and Final Season

Cougar Town: Complete First Season

ESPN Films 30 for 30: The U

ALBUMS DROPPING (Tues; subject to change)

American Hi-Fi, “Fight the Frequency”

Trace Adkins, “Cowboy’s Back in Town”

Filter, “The Trouble With Angels”

David Gray, “Foundling”

Hey Monday, “Beneath It All”

Iron Maiden, “The Final Frontier”

Just Surrender, “Phoenix”

Kem, “Intimacy”

John Mellencamp, “No Better Than This”

Ray LaMontagne, “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise”

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Brian Wilson, “Brian Wilson  Reimagines Gershwin”



LOCAL SHOWS

RAMS HEAD LIVE:

Cool Kid Collective (thurs); Josh Gracin (Fri);

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE:

Charlie Mars/Jenny Owen Youngs (fri); Justin Nozuka (sun)

PIER SIX:

MixFest w/ Train, Backstreet Boys, Hanson (sun)

SONAR:

Miniature Tigers (wed); Eyes of Autumn (sat); Crystal Castles (sun)

OTTOBAR:

Isaac.Shane Fest 5 (sun)

RECHER:

Victims of Experience (fri); Fairgreen (sat)

BOURBON STREET:

Bobbaflex (fri); Charm City Devils/Bang Tango (sat)

9:30 CLUB:

Crystal Castles (fri); The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (sat); Baby Loves Disco (sun); The English Beat/Band Manners (sun)

JIFFY LUBE LIVE:

Rihanna/Ke$ha (fri); Kiss (sat)

BLACK CAT:

Neko Case/Lost in the Trees (sun)


WOLF TRAP:

Lyle Lovett (tues); Mary Chapin Carpenter (thurs)

LOCAL EVENTS:

Baltimore Restaurant Week continues (through Sunday)

Orioles v. Seattle (mon-wed, Camden Yards)

Half-price admission (tues, Maryland Zoo)

Orioles v. Texas (thurs-sun, Camden Yards)

Flicks From the Hill — “Rocky” (thurs, AVAM)

Films on the Pier — “The Proposal” (thurs, Fells Point)

“POP ART” event (fri, Creative Alliance)

Little Italy Open Air Film Festival — “When in Rome” (fri, Little Italy)

Backpacking Basics (fri, REI)

Fiore Wine, Jazz and Art Festival (sat-sun, Pylesville)

Augustoberfest (sat-sun, Hagerstown)

Ravens at Redskins (sat, FedEx Field)

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Hot August Blues & Roots Festival (sat, Oregon Ridge Park)

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival (sat, national harbor)

Festival of Tees Miniature Golf Tournament (sat, ParTee-Golf, Baltimore)

Pierpoint Cooking Classes (sun, Nancy Longo’s Pierpoint Restaurant, Fells)

Appalachian Trail hike, U.S. 40 to Fox Gap (sun)

Photo credits: Piranha (Dimension); LaMontagne and Ray Lewis (The Baltimore Sun)

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