1. 'ReEntry'
How does a soldier transition back into society after war? Not easily. This acclaimed production, based on interviews with Marines coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, is sure to be an eye-opener. Runs Wednesday through Dec. 19. Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Mount Vernon. $10-$60. centerstage.org JORDAN BARTEL, B

2. Ravens @ Falcons

Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft, battle it out for the first time. And by battle, we mean take turns throwing passes. 8:20 p.m. Thursday, WBAL/NBC, NFL Network and 98 Rock. MATT VENSEL, B

3. Brian Regan
Don't miss the opportunity to see one of the funniest comics ever Friday night at Warner Theatre in D.C. I've seen him perform before and I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe. Tickets start at $39.50. 7:30 p.m. warnertheatre.com BRIAN KRISTA, B

4. The Dandy Warhols
I saw these Velvet Underground devotees when I was in Amsterdam in 2001, and it was a mind-altering experience. The band amazing, too. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rams Head Live. $25. tickets.ramsheadlive.com ANNE TALLENT, B

5. Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager

Cudder is back, and his baggage is heavier and grimier than ever (e.g. "Doin' bumps in the day / keep blunts to burn"). MOTM2 is a dark trip that asks, "What's worse, the pain or the hangover?" No answer given, but the dank journey is sonically sure-footed and refreshingly bold. Rage on. WESLEY CASE, B

6. 'Conan'
I've missed me some Coco. One of the best talk-show hosts (and his majestic red coif) returns 11 p.m. Monday on TBS. MARISSA GALLO, B

7. Hanson
It feels as though I've won the pop music lottery since I get to see my beloved Hanson brothers twice in one year. Come see me embarrass myself and Tyler Hanson's (almost) absurdly tight pants 7 p.m. Saturday at Sonar. $25-$27. sonarbaltimore.com MARISSA GALLO, B

8. Maryland Irish Festival

Perhaps you recently endured a Colin Farrell movie or Googled "Shane MacGowan's teeth." Restore your shattered faith in the Emerald Isle at this celebration featuring music, dancing and a Men in Kilts competition. Friday-Sunday, Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road. $12. irishfestival.com ANNE TALLENT, B

9. Shogun Fights III

It's been legal for only a year in Maryland, but mixed martial arts hasn't wasted any time gaining a stronghold here. This 11-bout brawl of punches, takedowns and flying knees will feature Ultimate Fighter alum Frank Lester — and he's not even the main event. Canton's Ground Control Academy has six fighters on the card. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1st Mariner Arena. Tickets start at $45. shogunfights.com LUKE BROADWATER, B

10. 'Dracula: A New Stage Version'
There just aren't enough stories about vampires. Stevenson University addresses that with this interesting take on Bram Stoker's original novel. $5-$10. 8 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 20, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, at the university's Inscape Theatre, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson. stevenson.edu ADAM SAPIRO, B

Photo credits: "ReEntry" — Mark Garvin; Kid Cudi — AP