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

b's rundown of everything going down this week

Attack the Block
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Our Idiot Brother

Monday Night Football: Preseason: Chicago at NY Giants (special; 8 p.m. Monday; ESPN)
Top Gear UK (season premiere; 9 p.m. Monday; BBC America)
Lizard Lick Towing (midseason premiere; 9:30 p.m.; truTV)
American Ninja Warrior (season finale; 10 p.m. Monday; NBC)
Bear Swamp Recovery (series debut; 10 p.m. Monday; truTV)
La La’s Full Court Life (season premiere; 10 p.m. Monday; VH1)
The T.O Show (season premiere; 10:30 p.m. Monday; VH1)
Ludo Bites America (season finale; 9 p.m. Tuesday; Sundance)
Buried Treasure (series debut; 8 p.m. Wednesday; Fox)
Confessions: Animal Hoarding (season premiere; 9 p.m. Wednesday; Animal Planet)
Ghost Hunters (midseason premiere; 9 p.m. Wednesday; Syfy)
Top Chef Just Desserts (season premiere; 10 p.m. Wednesday; Bravo)
Expedition Impossible (season finale; 9 p.m. Thursday; ABC)
Life 2.0 (special; 9 p.m. Thursday; OWN)
NFL Preseason: Green Bay @ Indianapolis (special; 8 p.m. Friday; CBS)
Doctor Who Confidential (special; 9 p.m. Friday; BBC America)
LFL Presents: Friday Night Football (season premiere; 9 p.m. Friday; MTV 2)
Rat Busters NYC (series debut; 10 p.m. Frdiday; Animal Planet)
Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings (season finale; 10 p.m. Friday; IFC)
NFL Preseason: New England @ Detroit (special; 8 p.m. Saturday; CBS)
Staten Island Cakes (season finale; 8 p.m. Saturday; WE)
Doctor Who (midseason premiere; 9 p.m. Saturday; BBC America)
Killer Mountain (special; 9 p.m. Saturday; Syfy)
William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (special; 9 p.m. Hallmark)
Doctor Who: Best of the Companions (special; 9:50 p.m.; BBC America)
24/7: Mayweather/Ortiz (season premiere; 10 p.m. Saturday; HBO)
I Didn’t Do It (special; 10 p.m. Saturday; ID)
Godfrey: Black by Accident (special; 11 p.m. Saturday; Comedy Central)
Sunday Night Football: Preseason: New Orleans @ Oakland (special; 8 p.m. Sunday; NBC)
29th MTV Video Music Awards (special; 9 p.m. Sunday; MTV)
Leverage (season finale; 9 p.m. Sunday; TNT)
Same Name (season finale; 9 p.m. Sunday; CBS)
Livin’ for the Apocalypse (special; 10 p.m. Sunday; TLC)

The Beaver
Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Fifth Season
The Event: The Complete Series
Gossip Girl: The Complete Fourth Season
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Off the Map: Complete Series
Win Win

Active Child, “You Are All I See”
Black Tide, “Post Mortem”
Ganglians, “Still Living”
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, “Mirror Traffic”
Stephin Merritt, “Obscurities”
Sun Araw, “Ancient Romans”
The Game, “The R.E.D. Album”


RAMS HEAD LIVE: Buckethead (Tuesday); Dead End Lane/Mason Summers (Thursday); Matinee at Midnight/Grad Dai (Friday);

PIER SIX: John Prine (Saturday)

MERRIWEATHER: Train/Maroon 5/Gavin DeGraw (Wednesday)

TALKING HEAD: Ace Augustine (Friday)

SONAR: Domino Falls (Friday); Pentagram (Saturday); Draft Day with Skotch Davis/Al Great/Greenspan (Sunday)

OTTOBAR: Though She Wrote, From Atlantis (Wednesday); BiMa.Fest (Thursday-Sunday)

BOURBON STREET: Aries (Saturday)

POWER PLANT LIVE: Amish Outlaws (Friday)

MARYLAND STATE FAIR: Selena Gomez and the Scene (Friday)

RECHER: Embassy, Boaz (Thursday); Hurtsmile (Friday); Dub Nation’s Back to School Blowout Edition (Saturday); And It Must Occur, In Fate We Trust (Sunday)

METRO GALLERY: Hit Me With Music reggae benefit with The Golden Beats (Thursday); Mixtum Release Party (Friday)

THE 8x10: 8x10 Open Mic Contest (Tuesday and Wednesday); Great Divide/Freedom Enterprise/The Great Divide (Saturday)

9:30 CLUB: California Tortilla Battle to Break Out (Thursday); Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration (Friday); 75th Birthday for Chuck Brown, with Bootsy Collins (Saturday); MLK Memorial Dedication Party w/ Biz Markie (Sunday)

JIFFY LUBE LIVE: Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow (Monday); Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band (Saturday); Journey/Foreigner/Night Ranger (Sunday)

BLACK CAT: Grape Soda (Monday); The Chance (Wednesday); Austin Lucas and the Bold Party (Thursday); Modern Man (Friday); PG.99 (Saturday; sold out); Bearshark (Sunday)

Carroll County Restaurant Week (Through Sunday; various locations)
Films on the Pier — “Black Swan” (Wednesday; Broadway Pier, Fells Point)
Cirque du Soleil — Quidam (Wednesday-Sunday; 1st Mariner Arena)
UkeFest (Wednesday; Strathmore, North Bethesda)
Ravens home game vs. Redskins (Thursday; M&T Bank Stadium)
Mickey Cucchiella (Thursday-Saturday; Magooby’s Joke House, Timonium)
Flicks From the Hill — “The Pink Panther” (1963) (Thursday; AVAM)
“E.T.” revival  (Monday and Thursday; The Charles Theater)
BiMa.Fest (Thursday-Sunday; Ottobar)
Neal Brennan (Thursday-Saturday; Baltimore Comedy Factory)
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show (Thursday-Sunday; Baltimore Convention Center)
O’s at home vs. Yankees (Friday-Aug.29)
Maryland State Fair (Opens Friday, runs through Sept. 5; fairgrounds in Timonium)
“aLIVE” performance,  The Collective (Friday; Creative Alliance)
Little Italy Open Air Film Festival — “Cinema Paradiso” (Friday, High and Stiles streets)
Silopanna Music Festival (Saturday; Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville)
Maryland Renaissance Festival (opens Saturday, runs through Oct. 23; Crownsville Fairgrounds)
“The Man Who Fell to Earth” revival (Saturday, and Aug. 29, Sept. 1; The Charles Theater)
Homo Hollow: A Queer County Circus (Saturday; Creative Alliance)
Sideshow’s Flea Market (Saturday; AVAM)
Third 24-Hours of Booty charity cycling event (Saturday and Sunday; Columbia Gateway Business Park, Columbia)

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