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1. Marquee Ball
We're not sure how the Creative Alliance packs so much awesomeness into their annual Marquee Ball, but it's better not to question it. Tied to a "Back to the Future" theme (again, awesomeness), Saturday's event will feature skaters doing quarterpipe tricks in the gallery, burlesque, dance party, "retro and futuristic" hairstyles done on the spot (!) and a performance from the All Mighty Senators. Oh, and Baltimore native Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, gets an award. Yeah, we'll see you there. 6 p.m. preview dinner, 9 p.m. dance party (until 1 a.m.). $40-$50 dance tickets; $200 dinner tickets. 3134 Eastern Ave. creativealliance.org JORDAN BARTEL, B

2. Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar
I've always wanted to go to this farmers' market and I think this will be the year I actually do it. Opens for the season Sunday and runs through Dec. 18. 7 a.m. to noon. Under the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets. KATE MCGONIGLE, B

3. The Mountain Goats, All Eternals Deck
The best band you've never heard of releases its 13th full-length album Tuesday. Do yourself a favor and fall in love with the band's unique style and John Darnielle's incredible songwriting like I have. They play the Ottobar on April 14. MARISSA GALLO, B

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4. 'The Ultimate Fighter' season premiere

The mixed martial arts reality show returns for Season 13 with perhaps the biggest star in the sport — that giant freak of an alpha male, former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar (right) — coaching one of the teams. “It’s kill or be killed,” Lesnar says in a promo. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Spike.

LUKE BROADWATER, B

5. 'Black Swan' on DVD/Blu-ray

Darren Aronofsky’s deliciously goofy thriller about an obsessed ballet dancer was the most fun I had in a theater last year. Natalie Portman deserved her Oscar statue. Out Tuesday.

WESLEY CASE, B

6. 'Barnum 200'

The circus is in town and is celebrating P. T. Barnum’s 200th birthday with some extra pizzazz. Elephants balancing on balls and human contortionists start Wednesday and run through April 10. 1st Mariner Arena, $14-$75.

DANIELLE KEES, B


7. 'Out of Order'

The annual do-it-yourself art show is back!  Everyone is invited to hang and sell their own work. Bring your artwork Tuesday from 7 a.m. to midnight. There’s no sign up. Exhibition event Friday. $40. Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Harbor.

JASMINE WIGGINS, B

8. Jewish Film Festival

Unfortunately, “The Yankles,” the comedy about an Orthodox baseball team, has sold out its screening Monday night. Still, there’s plenty of other fare at the fest, running through April 14 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. $10.

ANNE TALLENT, B

9. 'Jane Eyre'

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Do we need to learn Mr. Rochester’s secret AGAIN? Probably not. But Mia Wasikowska (left) looks pretty much as I imagined Jane would, and I’ll still enjoy some proto-feminist, gothic anguish on the moors in the latest incarnation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic. Opens Friday.

ANNE TALLENT, B

10. The Witchdoctor Sheriff's Hoodoo Dance Party

What Weekly hosts this ultra-cool, ultra-interesting night of song, dance and book readings from “America’s darker sides in the spirit of the 1940s American South” (expect Afro dance beats and banjos). Costumes are encouraged, so get your best “folk magic” look ready. 7 p.m. doors Thursday. Upstairs at Midtown Yacht Club, 15 E. Centre St. Free.

JORDAN BARTEL, B

Photo credits: Creative Alliance (Marquee Ball); Getty (Brock Lesnar); Focus ("Jane Eyre")

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