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1. Trixie Little and Mr. Gorgeous' inaugural Baltimore Beauty Pageant
What is Baltimore beauty? I suspect Trixie would know best. Contestants will compete to be crowned the Queen/King of Crabs. This has got swanky and skanky written all over it. I can't wait. 7 p.m. Saturday. Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., Remington. $15. trixielittle.com BRIAN KRISTA, B

2. 'Love & Other Drugs'

The romantic sap in me really wants to see this movie. And no, it's not just because Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the stars — it actually looks like a good movie. Opens Wednesday. DANIELLE KEES, B

3. Ravens v. Buccaneers
After a two-game swing through the Southeast, the Ravens return to M&T Bank Stadium to host the surprisingly decent Buccaneers. 4:15 p.m. Sunday. M&T Bank Stadium, WBFF/Fox and 98 Rock. MATT VENSEL, B

4. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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Pop’s most divisive star can finally let the music do the talking (although that’s unlikely). There are tons of words that could begin to describe Kanye West’s fifth full-length — expansive, poignant, sad, funny, gorgeous, progressive — but they all fall short. Let’s just say this: It’s the album of the year, and it drops Monday.

WESLEY CASE, B

5. Black Friday

Ah, Black Friday, the day that shopping officially becomes a competitive sport. I’ll be starting the madness 11 p.m. Thursday at Arundel Mills, complete with face paint and caffeine-fueled shopping rage. If you’re not fit to compete, stay home.

JASMINE WIGGINS, B

6. Bazaart

Ditch the malls and head to AVAM’s holiday marketplace, replete with one-of-a-kind works by 50 regional artists and craftspeople. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Federal Hill. Free.

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JORDAN BARTEL, B

7. Maryland Morning Screen Test

WYPR’s Tom Hall talks with local auteur Matt Porterfield in front of a live audience and screens samplings of his films. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., Station North. Free.

JORDAN BARTEL, B

8. 'Burlesque'

I’m thankful that this movie exists, with its high potential for wonderful, cheesy sleaziness a la “Showgirls.” I’m also thankful for another Cher flick. Opens Wednesday.

MARISSA GALLO, B

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9. 'Deadwood: The Complete Series' on Blu-ray

The same motherf---ing, c---sucking show, but now with high-def audio and video. Too bad the Blu-ray package doesn’t add the proper ending we never got before the HBO show rode off into the sunset. Out Tuesday.

ADAM SAPIRO, B

10. 'Richard III'

Life’s too short to sit through most of the trash Hollywood puts out. Mix it up with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. There are 11 murders in five acts. Opens Friday. Runs through Dec. 19. St. Mary’s, 3900 Roland Ave., Hampden. $11 to $26.

LUKE BROADWATER, B

Photo credits: Trixie Little (Brian Krista, b); Black Friday (The Baltimore Sun); "Deadwood" (HBO)

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