Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

Everything you need to know about what's going on 11/14-11/20.

MOVIES OPENING (Friday; Subject to change)
Being Elmo 
Happy Feet 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1


Basketball Wives L.A. (season finale; 8 p.m.; VH1)
Clue (miniseries premiere; 8 p.m.; The Hub)
The Bad Girls Club: Reunion, Part 2 (special; 9 p.m.; Oxygen)
Love & Hip Hop (season premiere; 9 p.m,; VH1)
Diane Sawyer interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (special; 10 p.m.; ABC)
The Headhuntress (special; 10 p.m.; Bravo)

Hardcore Pawn (season premiere; 9 p.m.; truTV)
Knights of Mayhem (series debut; 9 p.m.; NatGeo)
MTV2’s Guy Code (series debut; 11 p.m.; MTV2)

The Bengali Detective (special; 8 p.m.; HBO2)
Restaurant: Impossible (season finale; 10 p.m.; Food)
South Park (season finale; 10 p.m.; Comedy Central
Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time (season finale; 10:30 p.m.; Comedy Central)

Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie (special; 7:55 p.m.; Showtime)
Gold Rush Ghost Ships (special; 8 p.m.; NatGeo)
Katie Couric With a Regis Philbin Biography (special; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Clue (miniseries finale; 8:30 p.m.; The Hub)

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Sundance)
Women Who Rock (special; 9 p.m.; PBS)
All on the Line (season premiere; 10 p.m.; Sundance)
Ask Oprah’s All Stars (season finale; 10 p.m.,; OWN)
Kelly Clarkson Unplugged (special; 11 p.m.; VH1)

Jodi Picoult’s Salem Falls (special; 8 p.m.; Lifetime)
Donald Glover: Weirdo (special; 11 p.m.; Comedy Central)

2011 American Music Awards (special; 8 p.m.; ABC)
American Masters: Woody Allen (special; 9 p.m.; PBS)
How to Make It in America (season finale; 10:30 p.m.; HBO)

Being Human: The Complete First Season
Larry Crowne
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon
Turtle: The Incredible Journey
West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition
Whitechapel: The Ripper Returns

NEW ALBUMS (Tuesday; subject to change)
Caveman, “Coco Beware”
Childish Gambino, “Camp”
Cynic, “Carbon Based Anatomy”
Drake, “Take Care”
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Papercut Chronicles II”
Los Campesinos!, “Hello Sadness”
R.E.M., “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011”
Tegan and Sara, “Get Along”
The Jigsaw Seen, “Winterland”
The Puppini Sisters, “Hollywood”
“This Warm December, A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 2”


RAMS HEAD LIVE: Hank3 (Wednesday); The Airborne Toxic Event (Thursday); Brett Dennen (Friday); Robert Randolph and the Family Band (Saturday); Smokers Club Tour w/ Curren$y, Method Man, etc (Sunday)

BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Tuesday); Reckless Kelly (Wednesday); The New Mastersounds (Thursday); Paul Byrom (Saturday)

OTTOBAR: David Bazan/Cotton Jones (Tuesday); Soma, Something Complex (Wednesday); Mustard Plug (Thursday); Stereograph, Adventure (Friday); Agnostic Front, the Mongoloids (Sunday)

TALKING HEAD: Bane (Wednesday); Flight of the Valkyries female-fronted metal festival (Saturday); Life as a Ghost (Sunday)

SONAR: Famous Last Words (Friday)

GOLDEN WEST: Height With Friends (Friday); Joe Lally (Saturday)

METRO GALLERY: Hear Hums, Other Colors (Monday); The Bam Bams, Sal Bando, Bitter American (Thursday); Romania and the Jaabs (Friday)

RECHER: Hero of the Hour, the Scenery (Thursday); Adelitas Way/Art of Dying (Friday); End of an Era, Remnants of Camulos (Sunday)

8x10: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Friday); Old Man Brown (Saturday)

WINDUP SPACE: Strange Fur (Tuesday); Truth Serum (Saturday); Band to Band Combat competition (Sunday)

MEYERHOFF: Straight No Chaser (Saturday)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: Devon Allman’s Honeytribe (Monday); Acoustic Alchemy (Tuesday); the Rippingtons (Wednesday); Blood, Sweat & Tears (Thursday); Chris Smither (Friday); Ben Sollee (early show; Saturday); Bob Schneider (Saturday); Jessica Lea Mayfield (early show; Sunday); Spyro Gyra (Sunday)

FILLMORE SILVER SPRING: Asking Alexandria (Monday); Ray Davies (Tuesday); Kid Rock (Wednesday); LMFAO (Thursday); Tito El Bambino (Friday); Warren Haynes (Saturday); Team StarKid (Sunday)

9:30 CLUB: Machester Orchestra (Monday); Tinariwen/Architecture in Helsinki (Tuesday); Owl City (early show; Wednesday); Peter Murphy/She Wants Revenge (Wednesday); Mike Doughty and His Band Fantastic (Thursday); Trampled by Turtles (Friday); Super Diamond (Saturday); the Kooks (Sunday)

BLACK CAT: Tandoori Knights (Tuesday); Phantogram (Wednesday); Fu Manchu (Thursday); the Shakedowns (Friday); Los Campesinos! (Saturday); Joe Lally (Sunday)

BIRCHMERE: Acoustic Alchemy (Monday); Meshell Ndegeocello (Tuesday); Dave Alin and the Guilty Ones (Wednesday); the Rippingtons (Thursday); Kelly Willis/Bruce Robison (Friday); the Whispers (Sunday)

ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL: Empresarios (Friday); Woods (Saturday)

6TH AND I: Suzanne Vega (Saturday)

Dr. Sketchy’s (Monday; the Windup Space)
Fall Film Series — “The Garden” (Monday; Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium; Towson University)
Mobbies 2011 Awards Party (Tuesday; Illusions Bar and Theater)
“Candida Hofer: Interior Worlds” (opens Wednesday, on view through Feb. 26; Baltimore Museum of Art)
B’more Dance: An Autumn Mixer (Wednesday; Theatre Project)
Cirque du Soleil Quidam (Wednesday-Sunday; Verizon Center)
Martha Stewart (Thursday; DAR Constitution Hall)
“Joan of Arc at the Stake” (Thursday and Friday; Meyerhoff)
Tony Rock (Thursday-Saturday; Magooby’s Joke House)
Russell Brand (Thursday; Patriot Center)
Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Concert (Thursday-Saturday; Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College)
Unibroue beer dinner (Thursday; Vino Rosina)
Hannibal Buress (Thursday-Saturday; Baltimore Comedy Factory)
Kate Clinton: Glee Party (Friday; Creative Alliance)
“Non Sh**ty Paintings and Photographs by Nick Rusko-Berger” (Opens Friday; Charmedlife tattoo and art gallery_
Baltimore Charm vs. Philadelphia Passion (Friday; 1st Mariner Arena)
“The Rakes Progress” musical (Friday and Sunday; Modell Performing Arts Center)
“End to End” exhibit (opens Friday, on view through Dec. 8; Bunting Center’s Pinkard Gallery, MICA)
Annual Student Juried Exhibition (opens Friday, on view through Dec. 17; Towson University)
“Being Elmo” Q&A with creator Kevin Clash (Friday; the Charles Theater)
Senior Dance Concert (Friday and Saturday; UMBC)
“The Fantasticks” (Opens Friday, runs through Dec. 18; Spotlighters Theatre)
Make Your Own Blown Glass Holiday ornament (Saturday; Corradetti Glass Studio and Gallery)
Super Art Fight 12 (Saturday; the Ottobar)
Dazzle Dash Weekend (Saturday and Sunday; Symphony Woods, Columbia)
“Heavy Metal Picnic” DVD release party (Saturday; Creative Alliance)
St. David’s Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar (Saturday; St. David’s)
Maryland Zoo Zoom (Sunday; Maryland Zoo)
Ravens v. Bengals/Ravens Family Food Drive (Sunday; M&T Bank Stadium)

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