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1. 15th Anniversary MSP Polar Bear Plunge (right, photo by the Baltimore Sun)
It's not ice — it's just really, really cold. Take a quick dip in the Bay while raising funds for Special Olympics Maryland. Saturday at Sandy Point State Park. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. plungemd.com. BRIAN KRISTA, B

2. Iron and Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean
I'm working on a theory that Iron and Wine's music gets better the bigger frontman Sam Beam's beard gets. After listening to Kiss Each Other Clean, I'm guessing Beam's facial hair is roughly 12 feet long. Drops Tuesday. MARISSA GALLO, B

3. Qdoba''s Breakfast Burrito
For less than $3, you get a 10-inch burrito filled with eggs, cheese, potatoes, salsa and your choice of chicken or sausage. It's a delicious (and affordable!) way to start your day. Get one at the new Canton location (3500 Boston St.) before 10:30 a.m. WESLEY CASE, B

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4. 'Dead Space 2'

The original space-based shooter delivered more jolts and more fun than the last three horror movies you saw, and Electronic Arts is promising even more in the sequel. Have a blast blasting these aliens apart limb by limb. $60, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Out Tuesday.

ADAM SAPIRO, B

5. Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

Baltimore Restaurant Week ends Sunday, so you know what that means: Commence gluttony. With lunches for $20.11 and dinners for $35.11, you can’t go wrong at Lebanese Taverna, Pazo, Fogo de Chao, among others.

LUKE BROADWATER, B


6. Lady Gaga vs. Madonna vs. M.I.A.

There was a time in college when I liked to go out and dance. That time is no more. If you’re into that sort of thing, however, this dance party is the place to be. Ram’s Head Live, 20 Market Place, Harbor. $10.

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LUKE BROADWATER, B


7. "Clean House"

No more Niecy? Really? For the show’s 10th season, “Clean House” is welcoming Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa on “The Cosby Show”) as the new host. Season premieres 10 p.m. Wednesday on Style.

DANIELLE KEES, B


8. Chromeo

Didn’t get tickets for Girl Talk? You’ve still got a chance to get your dance on with one of my favorite groups, Chromeo! Doors 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. 9:30 Club. 815 V St. N.W., Washington.

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JASMINE WIGGINS, B


9. Orioles FanFest 2011

If you’re still a fan after learning that Orioles ticket prices are rising an average of $3 this season, head to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday for Orioles FanFest, featuring player appearances, Q&As, games and memorabilia exhibits. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 admission; $15 autograph voucher.

ANNE TALLENT, B


10. A Benefit for Baltimore's Children

Here’s a homegrown lineup: Mo’Nique, Mario, Paula Campbell and Darin Atwater with members of Soulful Symphony. Non-local bonus: Raheem Devaughn. Concert benefits the Living Classrooms Foundation and the Mario Do Right Foundation. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. $35-$175.

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ANNE TALLENT, B

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