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Horrorfind Weekend 12, 'The American' and more at 10spot

1. Horrorfind Weekend 12
What's scarier than the ghosts, ghouls and grisliness at this horror convention in Gettysburg? Gary Busey and Jake Busey will be present, so by "scarier" we mean "awesome-ier." There are also dealer tables, a film fest and a costume contest. But I repeat: Buseys (Busei?). Friday-Sunday, Wyndham Gettysburg. $45 weekend. horrorfindweekend.com JORDAN BARTEL, B

2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (left)
The new Iron Crow theater company, which "has already dived into Baltimore's queer theatre scene headfirst," according to a news release, reanimates John Cameron Mitchell's musical about a transplant from East Germany who has a botched sex-change operation and a gift for song. Runs Thursdays-Sundays, Sept. 4-25. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Mount Vernon. $15-$20. ironcrowtheatre.com ANNE TALLENT, B

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3. Ravens v. Rams
The Ravens wrap up their preseason slate against the Rams. Let's call it the Bulger Bowl. 8 p.m. Thursday, WBAL/NBC and 98 Rock. MATT VENSEL, B

4. 'Animal Kingdom'
No, this isn't brought to you by the gang behind nature series "Life." This is a buzzworthy indie Australian drama about a 17-year-old and his criminal family. In summary, less elephants and Oprah narration, more "Godfather"-esque saga. Opens Friday. JORDAN BARTEL, B

5. 'The American'
We're drawn to George Clooney because he's an anomaly in present-day Hollywood: a gracefully aging alpha male, continuously stretching his gifts in smart, surprising roles (who else does "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Up in the Air" in the same year?). This time Clooney teams up with director Anton Corbijn ("Control") as an American assassin on his final assignment. Out Wednesday. WESLEY CASE, B

6. 'Machete'
The fake "Grindhouse" trailer was so badass, Robert Rodriguez had to make an actual movie. You got your fight scenes, little bit of gore and Lindsay Lohan as a nun (?). How can you go wrong? Opens Friday. MARISSA GALLO, B

7. 'Metroid: Other M'
There are only three things that get me to turn on my Wii: anything Mario, Zelda or Metroid. "Other M" promises to add depth to the Metroid series — both in the storytelling and the first-person and 3-D perspectives. Out Tuesday. ADAM SAPIRO, B

8. Bank of America's Museums on Us
Enjoy free admission to participating museums this weekend and the first full weekend of each month through December, with a Bank of America card and photo ID. The American Visionary Art Museum and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture participate. museums.bankofamerica.com NANCY JONES-BONBREST, SPECIAL TO B

9. 'Young Blood' exhibit
Friday is the last day to catch the Maryland Art Place exhibit featuring compelling work by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Arts graduates. 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Harbor. Free. mdartplace.org NANCY JONES-BONBREST, SPECIAL TO B

10. Maryland State Fair
It's still here all week. Among the (many) highlights: the Maryland State Fair Armwrestling Classic on Saturday (grand finale, 4 p.m.). Fair runs through Labor Day. $3-$8 admission. marylandstatefair.com ANNE TALLENT, B

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