Washington Monument lighting, Night of 100 Elvises and more of our favorites in this week's 10spot

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1. A Monumental Occasion
It's my first holiday season in Baltimore, and I'm going to start it at the 39th Washington Monument lighting event. Bring on the eggnog. 5:30 p.m. festivities; 7:20 lighting. Mount Vernon Place. Jasmine Wiggins, b

2. Ravens v. Steelers
The Ravens host the Steelers in a pivotal game that could decide who takes the AFC North. 8:20 p.m. Sunday. M&T Bank Stadium, WBAL/NBC and 98 Rock. MATT VENSEL, B

3. 'Top Chef All-Stars'
I'm so excited to see some of my favorites coming back for the Season 8 premiere of "Top Chef"! I think I'm going to be rooting for Spike — just because of his hat. 10 p.m. Wednesday on Bravo. DANIELLE KEES, B
4. Merry Mart
Baltimore DIY mavens Jen Menkhaus and Allison Fomich host this sale of one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and assorted artsy goodness. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Free. JORDAN BARTEL, B

5. 'CMA Country Christmas'
I'll be honest — I like Christmas music. I'm curious to hear country renditions of classic holiday tunes from Sheryl Crow, LeAnn Rimes, Sugarland and more. So if the "Monday Night Football" game sucks, I'm definitely switching over. 9:30 p.m. Monday, WMAR/ABC. BRIAN KRISTA, B

6. Holiday Heap
Your dad doesn't need another tie and your girlfriend could really do without more disgusting perfume. Instead, see what Baltimore's craft scene has to offer. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Saint John's United Methodist Church, 2640 St. Paul St. MARISSA GALLO, B

7. Night of 100 Elvises
Because you can never have too many Elvises (dozens of Elvis tribute artists and bands!). Also, because this benefits the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Hunka hunka burnin' awesomeness. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Lithuanian Hall, 851-3 Hollins St. $55 general admission. JORDAN BARTEL, B

8. 'Parks and Recreation' Season 2 on DVD
The quality of NBC's Thursday night comedies has dipped in recent seasons (I'm looking at you, "The Office" and "30 Rock"). But "Parks and Recreation" has quietly emerged as Thursday's best bet for regular laughs, and Season 2 is why. Available Tuesday. WESLEY CASE, B

9. Mondo Baltimore
Already OD'ing on treacly holiday programming? Mondo Baltimore's December screening is a gift: 1984 slasher flick "Silent Night, Deadly Night." And the evening starts with a "famous sci-fi trilogy holiday special." Hmm, Wookiee it be? 7 p.m. Thursday. Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. Free. ADAM SAPIRO, B

10. Christmas TV smackdown
On Tuesday, the major networks will fight for your holiday attention. Check out the 8 p.m. lineup: ABC offers "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," CBS has "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and NBC boasts "Christmas in Rockefeller Center." Choose wisely. JORDAN BARTEL, B

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