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1. Lil Wayne/Nicki Minaj/Rick Ross
I had to jump all over this one, because I saw b's ace music writer Wesley Case hadn't submitted his pick yet. Too quick for you, Case! Even with ticket prices pushing $100 in some cases, it's hard to think that seeing three of rap's best acts in the prime of their careers isn't a good deal. 7 p.m. Sunday. $51.75-$91.75. 1st Mariner Arena. baltimorearena.com LUKE BROADWATER, B

2. St. Patrick's Day
There aren't many other days in the year when one gets a free pass to drink heavily and pretend to be Irish. Lucky for me, I never have to pretend. KATE MCGONIGLE, B

3. Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller
It's a night of amazing indie goodness. The long-haired Yorn and Ron Weasley look-alike Ben Kweller perform, and somewhere deep inside, high-school Marissa is doing a dance. 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rams Head Live. $25. tickets.ramsheadlive.com MARISSA GALLO, B

4. NCAA tournament
The only thing more lacking than my basketball knowledge is my interest in it. Still, every year, I futilely fill out one of those !@#$ing brackets. If you're more committed than I am, you may try to score tickets to Thursday and Saturday's games at the Verizon Center. ANNE TALLENT, b

5. Second Hippodrome Foodie Experience with Alton Brown
"Good Eats" host Alton Brown graces the stage at this year's Foodie Experience, where you get to try all kinds of cuisine from some of Baltimore's best restaurants. $94 for the main show; $250 for VIP access to Brown's pre-show cooking demo. 8 p.m. Saturday, Hippodrome Theatre. DANIELLE KEES, b

6. 'Sharktopus,' on DVD/Blu-ray

The best thing about this SyFy Original Movie™ is the name. But maybe that's enough. Out Tuesday. ANNE TALLENT, B

7. 'LOVE & HIP-HOP'
VH1 takes the "Basketball Wives" formula and applies it to rappers' girlfriends and struggling female artists. A reality-show no-brainer. Series premiere, 10:30 p.m. Monday. WESLEY CASE, B

8. Maki Madness
At RA Sushi, March Madness means eating lots of raw fish. The Harbor East restaurant hosts its third sushi-eating contest Sunday, with participants stuffing their faces with rolls as fast as they can. The winner gets, yes, more sushi ($600 in RA gift certificates). Registration is limited to the first 40 to enter and closes Saturday, or when the bracket is filled. Applications available at RA. Noon-5 p.m. 1390 Lancaster St. JORDAN BARTEL, B

9. 'The Switch' on DVD/Blu-ray
Jennifer Aniston and sperm — the perfect recipe for fun. Out Tuesday. ADAM SAPIRO, B

10. Baltimore Green Works Third Ecoball
Live music, local food, drinks. Sounds good to me. Ticket sales benefit Green Works events. $75 per person. $40 for students. 7-11 p.m. Friday. Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St. baltimoregreenworks.com JASMINE WIGGINS, B

Photo credits: Getty (Lil Wayne/Minaj); Anchor Bay ("Sharktopus")

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