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Baltimore Book Festival, Virgin Free Fest and more in this week's 10 spot

1. Baltimore Book Festival
More books and lit mags than you can shake a stick at. As if that wasn't exciting enough, "America's Next Top Model" judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be speaking about his book, "Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation" (7 p.m. Friday). Friday-Sunday, Mount Vernon Place.
baltimorebookfestival.com MARISSA GALLO, B

2. 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'
Money just takes a light nap. Heh. I kid. I'm actually interested to see how Oliver Stone reapplies the moral lessons of his original '80s hit to the current financial crisis. Opens Friday. JORDAN BARTEL, B


3. 'Eastbound & Down' season premiere
It took only one season (if you can call six episodes a "season") for Kenny Powers (the excellent Danny McBride) to become a cult hero. He — along with that glorious mullet and coked-up nose — finally returns Sunday night for Season 2. And check out bthesite.com Mondays for my weekly recap/commentary on
this dark, hilarious series. WESLEY CASE, B

4. 'Modern Family' season premiere
Fresh off their multiple Emmy wins, the best comedy on TV (yes, really) returns. Bring on the Cam and Mitchell kiss! 9 p.m. Wednesday, WMAR/ABC. MARISSA GALLO, B

5. Paths to 'The Wire': David Simon presents 'Paths to Glory'
Simon hosts a screening of this 1957 Stanley Kubrick anti-war film (based on the 1935 book of the same name) that he has called "the most important political film of the 20th century." Simon will introduce the film, conduct a Q&A afterward and sign copies of the newly reissued "Glory" book. 7 p.m. Saturday. MICA's Brown Center, Falvey Hall, 1301 Mount Royal Ave., Mount Royal. $10. 410.752.8083. JORDAN BARTEL, B

6. Greek Festival
Put your dancing shoes on and bring your appetite, it's Greek festival time. This weekend's celebration features all things Greek with authentic food, live music, crafts, libations and more. 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m Sunday. Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, $5. stdemetriosmd.org NANCY JONES-BONBREST, Special to b


7. Virgin Mobile FreeFest

We've already co-signed this year's kick-ass lineup, so I present my top three acts to see: 1) LCD Soundsystem (left) 2) T.I.  3) Sleigh Bells. Free tickets are gone, but you can shell out $125 to see the show at Merriweather Post Pavilion. 11 a.m. doors. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. merriweathermusic.com WESLEY CASE, B


8. High Zero
Want to hear an avant-garde saxophonist from China or a French woman playing "amplified bowls of water"? Me too! Thankfully, four-day experimental music festival High Zero is looking out for us all. Always weirdly awesome. Main concerts Thursday-Sunday. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Mount Vernon. Four-hour concerts, $10-$13. highzero.org  JORDAN BARTEL, B

9. Canton wine & Jazz festival
Wine and jazz — always a good combination, especially when it's outdoors. 1-7 p.m. Saturday, O'Donnell Square. Day-of tickets $30 or at cantonwinefestival.com Brian Krista, b

10. Bar Bacon Fun Time Comedy Hour

A great way to end a long, frustrating week at work. Get your laugh on for only $5 at the Golden West Café  at 11 p.m. Friday. 1105 W. 36th St. Brian Krista, b

Photo credits: Book Festival: The Baltimore Sun; Eastbound & Down: HBO; LCD Soundsystem: Getty

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