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Spice, sauerkraut and Barenaked Ladies: the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

Baltimore Washington One Carnival

In a rare show of unity, communities from both ends of the B-W Parkway will unite to celebrate with all the heat they can generate (and that’s considerable). The Caribbean festival, with plenty of hot food, hotter music and dancing, and the region’s spiciest good time, runs noon-10 p.m. July 14, noon-9 p.m. July 15 in Clifton Park, 2701 St. Lo Drive. $15-$20 daily. But the real festiveness kicks off with July 14’s parade, running 1 p.m.-5 p.m. beginning at 33rd Street and Ellerslie Avenue, then winding its way along The Alameda to Clifton Park via St. Lo Drive.

Maryland German Festival

Feast on wurst and sauerkraut and schnitzel and strudel, all washed down with a stein or two of beer (or should that be Bier?). Try your hand at some German dancing (with music from the Adlers Band and Mike Surratt & the Continentals), take in some German cultural exhibits, see what some German vendors have to offer. And above all, have yourself a guten Tag. Lederhosen and dirndl optional. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. July 14, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium. $7-$10, free for kids under 12 with paying adult.

The Baltimore Classic

Hard-charging roller derby action, hosted by the Charm City Roller Girls and featuring Baltimore’s own Female Trouble, plus nine visiting squads from across the nation. To borrow a phrase from the CCRG: Be fierce. Be There. Be More. July 14-15, beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days, at The Gardens Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road in Laurel. $5-$25 daily, $10-$40 for both days.

Lil Boosie

The rapper, no longer Boosie Badazz (at least not for now), brings his Boopac and Friends Tour to Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Batimore St. Also appearing: Webbie and other special guests. 7:30 p.m. July 14. $66-$156.

Barenaked Ladies

Canada’s best export since … well, maybe since Neil Young? Whatever, you get the idea. 7 p.m. July 9 at MECU Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. $32-$71.

‘Spaceballs’ Interactive

Play along to Mel Brooks’ outer-space comedy. And may The Schwartz be with you. (Just please, don’t try to re-enact the chest-bursting scene.) 8 p.m. July 12 at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown. $9-$15.

Flicks From the Hill opens

One of Baltimore’s favorite outdoor pastimes kicks off another season, this year with a screening of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,” starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and the immortal (though not immoral, because she’s just drawn that way) Jessica Rabbit. Start the season right with July 12’s all-ages premiere party, set for 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. ($10-$15, free for kids 6 and under, includes music, food and drink). The movie, which as always can be seen for free from Federal Hill, follows at 9 p.m. Get there early to pick a prime spot.

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ in Concert

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays the score live as Harry champions the honor of Hogwarts in The Triwizard Tournament — a wizarding competition with far-reaching repercussions. 7:30 p.m. July 12-13, 3 p.m. July 14 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $45-$85.

Jill Scott

The actor/singer/songwriter brings her Live In The Moment Tour to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. 7:30 p.m. July 12. $97.50.

‘Love the City You’re With’ Baltimore Bike Tour

A two-wheeled tour of Southwest Baltimore, beginning at Union Square Park, Lombard and Gilmor streets, and including stops at the B&O Railroad Museum, Mount Clare, Hollins Market and more. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14. $60. Tickets through

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