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The Baltimore Seafood Festival is set for Saturday at Canton Waterfront Park.
The Baltimore Seafood Festival is set for Saturday at Canton Waterfront Park. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore Seafood Festival

The sea's bounty, and how delicious it can taste, will be on full (and mouth-watering) display Saturday at Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St., as some of Baltimore's finest restaurants and food trucks (more than 30 in all, from Abbey Burger Bistro to The Urban Oyster) present their signature seafood dishes. How could this not be great? Plus music, cooking demos and kids' activities. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday. $15-$99, free for kids 16 and under. baltimoreseafoodfest.com.

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Baltimore Comedy and Arts Festival

Local music and laughter takes over Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, with headliners Stacey Prussman (comedy) and Blest Jones (music) being joined by a music lineup that includes Bmore Ben, Braddock Station Garrison, Kyla Simone and others, along with comics Danny Charnley, Haywood Turnipseed III, Matt Brown and more. Food trucks, too, so no one goes hungry. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Pimlico, 5201 Park Heights Ave. $5-$25. bmorecomedyfest.com.

Baltimore Beat Club 3rd Anniversary

"Baltimore's hip hop incubator" celebrates three years of making it happen with performances from James Nasty, DJ Harvey Dent, beatboxer Max Bent and special guest Bobbito Garcia, DJ, author, and former co-host of "The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show" on WKCR, Columbia University's radio station. 8 p.m. Thursday at Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St. $10-$12 cover. mdartplace.org/events.

Theo Anthony's "Rat Film" opens at the Stavros Niarchos Parkway on Friday.
Theo Anthony's "Rat Film" opens at the Stavros Niarchos Parkway on Friday. (/ HANDOUT)

'Rat Film'

A crowd favorite at May's 19th Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore-based Theo Anthony's film takes the decades-long fight waged against the city's rat population and uses it as a lens through which to look at how the city has addressed myriad social issues over the decades. With a soundtrack by Dan Deacon. Opens Friday at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway, 5 W. North Ave. mdfilmfest.com.

'The Terrible Secret of Lunastus'

Four astronauts and their robot, Android, set out for the planet Lunastus to see if it would make a suitable second Earth, which is about to be destroyed as the moon falls from its orbit. Bummer — but, we're assured, funny. This is, after all, the latest from the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. 8 p.m. Friday-next Sunday, plus Sept. 21-24, Sept. 28-Oct. 1 and Oct. 5-8 at Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E. Lexington St. $20-$100. baltimorerockopera.org.

Pat Benatar performs Tuesday at Pier Six Pavilion.
Pat Benatar performs Tuesday at Pier Six Pavilion. (Jacob Ford / AP)

Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo and Toto

Return to the '80s, courtesy of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," "Rosanna," "Africa" and other rock staples. Puffed-up hair optional. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. $31-$95.50. livenation.com.

Fantasy Nature Painting Party

Come to the Carrie Murray Nature Center, 1901 Ridgetop Rd., to paint, or learn to paint, amid all the beautiful, natural scenery and the rescued animals. Artists will be on hand to help novices through the process. BYOB, so do. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday. $35. carriemurraynaturecenter.org.

The alt-rock band dada will perform Saturday at Rams Head Live.
The alt-rock band dada will perform Saturday at Rams Head Live. (Handout art /)

dada

The alt rockers who have given us "Dizz Knee Land," "All I Am" and "I Get High" bring their 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place in Power Plant Live. 8 p.m. Saturday. $21.50-$25. ramsheadlive.com.

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'Ciders & Songs'

The latest in Baltimore Concert Opera's Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera series pairs music from soprano Caroline Worra, mezzo-soprano Claudia Chapa, tenor Matthew Vickers and baritone Sean Anderson with hard ciders from Frederick County's Distillery Lane Ciderworks. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday at The Engineers Club, 11 W. Mount Vernon Place. $29-$35. baltimoreconcertopera.com.

The Ravens take on the Bengals in today's season opener.
The Ravens take on the Bengals in today's season opener. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Ravens opener

Just how much does an undefeated exhibition season mean? We should start getting some answers this afternoon, as the Ravens open their 2017 season on the road against the division rival Cincinnati Bengals. It's probably too late to book tickets to go see for yourself, but you can watch beginning at 1 p.m. on WJZ, Channel 13.

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