Baltimore Pride, yoga at the Inner Harbor, Decemberists and more of our favorites this week in 10spot

1. Baltimore Pride

With a parade, festival, block party and high-heel race, there’s a wide array of events at Baltimore Pride. Singer Deborah Cox (“Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here”) is the musical guest at Saturday’s block party. Friday-Sunday; various locations.


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2. Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

Doo-wop, a master button accordionist, blues harp, West African sounds. It’s all here in this packed day-long event celebrating the 10th year of the Maryland Traditions Masters Apprentice program offered by the good folks at the Maryland State Arts Council. Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun headline. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown. Free.

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3. 'Toddlers & Tiaras' season premiere

Need a dose of despair in the human race (and a laugh)? Tune in and see why your parents really weren’t so bad. 10 p.m. Wednesday, TLC. Colleen Dorsey, b

4. The Decemberists
Sad you missed your chance to get tickets to see Katy Perry? Consider it a blessing and instead go see the Decemberists, who actually have musical talent. They'll be the better show at Merriweather Post Pavilion this week. 6 p.m. doors Monday. $30-$40. Brian Krista, b

5. Charm City Roller Girls home bouts
If the blood-spattered girls and aggressive black octopus on the flyer are any indication, this double-header roller derby event isn't one to miss. Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave., Canton. Doors 5:30 Saturday. $12 pre-sale online; $15 at the door. Colleen Dorsey, b

6. F--- Yeah, Tattoos!

Sure, it's another Tumblr dedicated to a niche, but this constantly updated kaleidoscope of reader-submitted ink will inspire you to make an appointment at your local shop. Wesley Case, b

7. (More) free yoga
Thought you just had until the end of this month to try the free yoga classes at West Shore Park? Think again. Charm City Yoga and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore have extended their yoga series, with classes held every Saturday from 9-10 a.m. Practice your mantra, because the summer just got more peaceful. Inner Harbor Promenade between the visitor's center and the Maryland Science Center. Through July 30. 410.528.1523. Jordan Bartel, b

8. 'Falling Skies' series debut

Alien-themed shows are not a safe bet (see "V" ... and every other alien TV show), but I have high hopes for this TNT original drama, starring Noah Wyle and one of the survivors of an alien attack. Oh, and Steven Spielberg is an executive producer. Premieres 9 p.m. Sunday. Jordan Bartel, b

9. Rappel for Kidney Health

I'll be honest: I'm afraid to rappel for anything. But I will give my support (and watch those braver than myself) at this off-the-wall (heh) fundraiser event for the National Kidney Foundation. Cheer those who raised some big bucks scale down 17 stories from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Canton Crossing Tower, 1501 S. Clinton St. Jordan Bartel, b

10. 'The Green Lantern'

I don't know about you, but I personally feel much safer having Ryan Reynolds as defender of the universe. Way to protect our butts, Green Lantern. Opens Friday. Marissa Gallo, b

Photos: The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore Pride); Autumn DeWilde (The Decemberists)