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1. Esperanza Spalding, Chamber Music Society
Recent Grammy best new artist/soon-to-be trivia-question answer Esperanza Spalding releases her latest album in a limited-edition, 180-gram vinyl set. Every time someone buys it, a tween girl cries. Out Tuesday. ADAM SAPIRO, B

2. 83rd Academy Awards
Forget the awards. I'm most excited for the performance by PS22 Chorus, a group of amazing fifth-graders from Staten Island, N.Y. Show airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. DANIELLE KEES, B

3. Lady Gaga live
I used to like Lady Gaga's music ironically. Then I just liked it. Now I appreciate this latest incongruity: While attempting to emulate Whitney Houston, Gaga unmistakably imitates Madonna. 8 p.m. Thursday. Verizon Center, 601 F St. N.W., Washington. $52.50-$178. verizoncenter.com/tickets LUKE BROADWATER, B

4. Kathy Griffin at the Kennedy Center
This woman has had me laughing so hard I cry since "Celebrity Mole: Hawaii." 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2700 F St. N.W., Washington. $44.50 - $62. kennedy-center.org KATE MCGONIGLE, B

5. Residents Open House
Yes, artists live at the Creative Alliance (perhaps you saw the recent b cover story?), and now you can meet them. Artists open their studios and there's a new group exhibit. Plus, local favorite Future Islands play a free show. A chili dinner (!) is sold separately. 7-9 p.m. Saturday; 9 p.m. show. 3134 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown. creativealliance.org. JORDAN BARTEL, B

6. 'Thurgood'
Laurence Fishburne reprises his Tony-nominated portrayal of legendary Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native, in this one-man show taped at the Kennedy Center. Oh, Laurence. Please do more of this and less "CSI." We beg you. 9 p.m. Thursday, HBO. JORDAN BARTEL, B

7. 'Memento: 10th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray

Before the super-mega successful blockbusters "Inception" and "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan directed "Memento," a small-scale masterpiece that provided a better trip than "Inception" and fewer stunts than "Knight." Ten years later, it's still worth celebrating. Out Tuesday. WESLEY CASE, B

8. Que Syrah Shiraz
Oh, see what they did there with this event title? This month's Science Uncorked event at the Maryland Science Center will feature foodie experts from the Wine Market offering wine and delectable eats. Better call for reservations — these events are super-popular (for obvious reasons). 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday. $40. 410.545.5980 for reservations. JORDAN BARTEL, B

9. 'America's Next Top Model' season premiere
Didn't Cycle 15 just end? Not that I'd ever complain about more "ANTM." New girls, new awkward photo shoots, new words to coin ("dreckitude" was so last season). There go my Wednesday nights for the next few months. Premieres 8 p.m. Wednesday. WNUV/The CW. MARISSA GALLO, B

10. 'Rubber'
A film by French director Quentin Dupieux about a tire that comes to life in the desert and has the telekinetic ability to blow s--- up. No joke. Premieres On Demand Friday. rubberthemovie.com. BRIAN KRISTA, B

Photos: Getty (Esperanza Spalding); Lionsgate ("Memento").

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