xml:space="preserve">

1. Maryland Wine Festival

Join the other state winos during this two-day smorgasbord of reds, whites, food, music and competitions. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Advance tickets $22 (through Wednesday), $25 at gate; $20 designated driver; $5 for ages 7-20.

Advertisement

.

Jordan Bartel, b

2. Frank Zappa Dedication

Zappa, a Baltimore native, was responsible for a lot of wonderful weirdness, and this is just a posthumous example: A replica of a bust of him that resides in Vilnius, Lithuania, will be dedicated Sunday at the Southeast Anchor Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown. Tribute concert at noon; dedication at 2 p.m.; son Dweezil plays Dad’s songs at 3.

Anne Tallent, b

3. 'Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic'
Visual riddles, fantasy worlds and optical illusions take center stage at this exhibit, opening Sunday. On view through Jan. 2, 2011. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon. $6-$10. thewalters.org. Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,  special to b

4. @Kennedy1960
The JFK Library is tweeting John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign 40 years later, providing snippets of speeches and links to campaign ads, all interspersed with "news" updates ("Nixon has knee infection"). An inventive — and oddly  addictive — way to approach history. Jordan Bartel, b

5. 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' season premiere
The gang gets back together for a sixth season to soil the pristine image of the City of Brotherly Love. 10 p.m. Thursday, FX. Brian Krista, b

6. The Walkmen, Lisbon
Very few bands do sad-sack malaise as well as the Walkmen. Expect more of the same (in their case, a good thing!) when Lisbon drops Tuesday. Wesley Case, b

7. Aziz Ansari
Easily the best thing about "Parks and Recreation" and the best MTV Movie Awards host in recent years.
Get ready for ridiculousness Friday at the Warner Theatre, N.W. Washington. $35. warnertheatre.com Marissa Gallo, b

8. Ravens v. Jets
And so it begins. The Ravens kick off the 2010 season on "Monday Night Football" against Rex Ryan and the Jets. Get ready for some legitimate hard knocks, folks. 7 p.m. Monday, ESPN, WJZ/CBS, 98 Rock. Matt Vensel, b

9. PlayStation Move
The Wii got us gamers off the couch for a while but couldn't compete with our high-def Xbox 360s and PS3s. PlayStation's new motion-sensitive control system should have us up and running again, with fun launch games such as "Sports Champions" and "Brunswick Pro Bowling" and Move-compatible versions of recent hits "Heavy Rain" and "Resident Evil 5." Available Friday. Adam Sapiro, b

10. 'Please Flag With Care'
Glass Mind Theatre opens its season with two Craigslist-inspired one-acts (right), as well as "Spam Control," featuring real-life Craigslist entries. Thankfully, nothing about selling old couches. Opens Friday, runs through Sept. 26. Load of Fun Theatre, 120 W. North Ave. $10. glassmindtheatre.com Jordan Bartel, b


Photo credits: Wine — Getty; "Sunny" — FX; "Please Flag" — Brian Sheavly

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement