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

A rundown of what's going on the week of 2/13-2/19.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Secret World of Arriety
A Separation
This Means War


BET Honors (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opener (special; 9 p.m.; CNBC)
World’s Toughest Truckers (series premiere; 10 p.m.; Discovery)

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show closing night (special; 8 p.m.; USA)
Cougar Town (season premiere; 8:30 p.m.; ABC)
Top Shot (season premiere; 10 p.m.; History)
Teen Mom 2 (season finale; 10 p.m.; MTV)
What What Happens: Live Millionare Matchmaker Valentine’s Day Special (11 p.m.; Bravo)

Survivor: One World (season premiere; 8 p.m.; CBS)
The Slap (series premiere; 10 p.m.; DIRECTV Audience Network)
Prophets of Science (returns; 10 p.m.; Science)

Heart of Stone (documentary premiere; 8:30 p.m.; Showtime)

Undercover Boss (new time slot; 8 p.m.; CBS)
BET Takes Hollywood (special; 8:30 p.m.; BET
A Gifted Man (new time slot; 9 p.m.; CBS)
Life & Times of Tim (season finale; 9 p.m.; HBO)

Baker Boys: Inside the Surge (documentary premiere; 4 p.m.; Military)
Second Honeymoon (movie premiere; 8 p.m.; Hallmark)
A Cross to Bear (movie premiere; 9 p.m.; GMC)
The Fades (season finale; 9 p.m.; BBC America)

The Simpsons 500th episode (8 p.m.; Fox)
The Amazing Race (season premiere; 8 p.m.; CBS)
Jerseylicious (season premiere; 8 p.m.; Style)
Street Heat: High-Speed Justice (special; 8 p.m.; Nat Geo)
Downton Abbey (season finale; 9 p.m.; PBS)
The Celebrity Apprentice (season premiere; 9 p.m.; NBC)
Big Rich Texas (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Style)
LA Street Racers (special; 9 p.m.; Nat Geo)
Eastbound & Down (season premiere; 10 p.m.; HBO)
Pan Am (finale; 10 p.m.; ABC)
Underworld, Inc.: Grand Theft Auto (special; 10 p.m.; Nat Geo)
Khloé & Lamar (season premiere; 10 p.m.; E!)
Ice Loves Coco (season premiere; 10:30 p.m.; E!)
Life’s Too Short (series premiere; 10:30 p.m.; HBO)
Tight Bros (series premiere; midnight; Adult Swim)

All Things Fall Apart
American Teacher
Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Human Centipede II
Paranormal Activity 3
The Rum Diary
Storage Wars, Volume 2
Take Shelter
Wainy Days
Woody Allen: A Documentary

NEW BOOKS (Tuesday unless otherwise noted)
“Private Games,” James Patterson (Monday)
“Unorthodox,” Deborah Feldman
“I’ve Got Your Number,” Sophie Kinsella
“That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
“The Wolf Gift,” Anne Rice
“Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars,” Scotty Bowers
“Mob Daughter,” Karen Gravano

Amos Lee, “As the Crow Flies”
Audrey Assad, “Heart”
Band of Skulls, “Sweet Sour”
Barry Adamson, “I Will Set You Free”
Drew Nelson, “Tilt-A-Whirl”
Exdetectives, “Take My Forever”
Heartless Bastards, “Arrow”
Hillsong, “Live in Miami”
Howlin Rain, “The Russian Wilds”
Islands, “A Sleep &  A Forgetting”
Lee DeWyze, “What Once Was”
Madonna/Abel Korzeniowski, “W.E. (Music from the Motion Picture)”
Mitch Ryder, “The Promise”
Punch Brothers, “Who’s Feeling Young Now?”
Rosie Thomas, “With Love”
Shearwater, “Animal Joy”
Tennis, “Young and Old”
The Explorers Club, “Grand Hotel”
The Phenomenal Handclap Band, “Form & Control”
The Saddest Landscape, “After the Lights”
Tonight Alive, “What Are You So Scared Of?”
Uriah Heep, “Logical Revelations”
Vintage Blue, “Strike the Mics”
Young Magic, “Melt”
Yuksek, “Living on the Edge of Time”


RAMS HEAD LIVE: Blind Pilot (Thursday); They Might Be Giants (Friday);  Pirate Rob’s Birthday Bash w/ Pasadena, the Grilled Lincolns, more (Saturday)

BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE: MartyParty (Wednesday); the Social w/ DJ Sal Flip (Thursday); Dieselboy, Numbernin6, Big Chocolate (Saturday); Casadee Pope (Sunday)

SONAR: Lock Up (Wednesday); Elxr: Remix (Thursday); B-More Renegade Hip-Hop (Friday); Aces High (Saturday; Illuminations (Sunday)

GOLDEN WEST: Natural Child (Sunday)

METRO GALLERY: War On Women, the Woolly Moon (Wednesday); No Divide, Border Slate (Saturday)

THE WINDUP SPACE: Jumpcuts, Ichicuts (Thursday); Bellflur, Yellow Raincoat (Saturday); Gods & Queens (Sunday)

OTTOBAR: Man Overboard, Handguns (Wednesday); Terminal Love w/ DJs Adam Savage, Tony Pence (Thursday); Girls Rule! Female vocalist dance party (Friday); Forever Shining hip-hop tribute and fundraiser (Saturday); Isaac.Shane Fest 5 (Sunday); Lettis, Gary B (Sunday)

8x10: Benny Marchant, Tim Nodar (early show Wednesday); the Doom Trio (late show Wednesday); Bonerama, Dawgone (Friday); Psycho Killers, the 14th Circuit (Saturday)

RECHER: Hunter Hayes (Wednesday; sold out); Biohazard (Thursday); Emilie Autumn (Friday); Less Than Jake (Saturday); Next to Nothing/My Favorite Colour (Sunday)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: Tab Benoit (Monday and Tuesday); Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/Victoria Vox & Katie Chambers (Wednesday); Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Thursday-Friday); America (Saturday-Sunday)

FILLMORE SILVER SPRING: Allstar Weekend (Tuesday); The HariKaraoke Band Gong Show (Thursday)

9:30 CLUB: RED, Thousand Foot Krutch (Wednesday); Big Gigantic (Friday; sold out); Tea Leaf Green (Saturday); “Next Big Thing” show (Sunday)

DAR: Diggy (Sunday)

BLACK CAT: Mothertongue Anti-Valentine’s Day Slam (Monday); Valentine’s Day Rock & Roll Dance Party (Tuesday); Coup Savage and the Snips (Wednesday); Flock of Dimes (Thursday); Stereosleep (Friday); Matthew Santos (Saturday); Scud Mountain Boys (Sunday)

Comedian Alonzo Bodden (Monday and Tuesday; Baltimore Comedy Factory)
Date Night (Tuesday; National Aquarium)
She’Baltimore performance (Tuesday; Friday through Feb. 26)
Anti-Valentine’s Day Celebration (Tuesday; Mad River)
Love is a Battlefield: the Anti Valentine’s Video Party (Tuesday; Creative Alliance)
Trixie & Monkey Present: Tainted Love (Tuesday; Ottobar)
“Very Funny Valentine’s Day Show” (Tuesday; Magooby’s Joke House)
“In the Mood” 40s music revue (Tuesday; Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric)
The Baltimore Sun’s Newsmakers Forum (Wednesday; The Baltimore Sun)
Comedian Jeff Dye (Wednesday-Saturday)
“Giulio Cesare” (Thursday-Sunday; Theatre Project)
Improvised Music Night (Thursday; Towson University)
Comedian Tommy Davidson (Thursday-Sunday; Baltimore Comedy Factory)
“The Genius of Mozart” (Friday; Meyerhoff)
Comedian Brian Kerns (Friday-Saturday; Sully’s Comedy Cellar)
“Coastal Disturbances” palay (Friday-Feb. 26; Fells Point Corner Theatre)
Bridges to the World International Film Festival — “House of Sand” (Friday; Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium, Towson University)
Royal Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce (Friday; 1st Mariner Arena)
Steve Harvey (Friday-Saturday; DAR)
Jim Paulsen Alumni Sculpture Exhibition (Friday-March 31; Center for the Arts, Towson University)
Do or Die Murder Mystery (Friday and Saturday; Spotlighters Theatre)
Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company Cabaret w/ Karina Pasian, dance crew S.L.A.M. (Friday; Homewood Campus)
Dare and Demo Night (Friday; the Glass Grill)
High Priestess of Soul tribute to Nina Simone (Friday; Creative Alliance)
Fiction: 510 Readings (Saturday; Minas Gallery)
Baltimore Blast vs. Milwaukee Wave (Saturday; 1st Mariner Arena)
Viva Brasil! Samba dance party (Saturday; Creative Alliance)
“The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu” screeing (Saturday and Feb. 20, 23; Charles Theatre)
Baltimore’s Biggest Mardi Gras Festival (Saturday; Power Plant Live)
Charm City Classic dance competition (Sunday; 1st Mariner Arena)
“Strange Fruit” screening (Sunday; Reginald F. Lewis museum)


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