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

Yes, there's actually stuff to do this Thanksgiving weekend. Here's our list of happenings for the week of 11/21-11/27.

Arthur Christmas
The Descendants
The Muppets

My Week With Marilyn


Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion, Part 1 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1)
Designs Wars (series debut; 8 p.m.; HGTV)
The Layover (series debut; 9 p.m.; Travel)
Scare Tactics (season finale; 9 p.m.; Syfy)
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (season finale; 10 p.m.; Food)

Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (special; 8 p.m.; Biography)
Dancing With the Stars (season finale; 9 p.m.; ABC)
Rock Stars (special; 10 p.m.; National Geographic)

In Performance at the White House: Country Music (special; 8 p.m.; PBS)
The Sound of Mumbai (special; 8 p.m.; HBO2)
The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? (special; 9 p.m.; NBC)
Mobbed (special; 9 p.m.; Fox)
American Hoggers (season finale; 10 p.m.; A&E)
Facing Trauma (season finale; 10 p.m.; Health)
Prelude: The Making of A Game of Honor (special; 10 p.m.; Showtime)
Mad Scientists (season finale; 10:30 p.m.; National Geographic)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (special; 9 a.m.; NBC)
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (special; 8 p.m.; Fox)
Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (special; 8:30 p.m.; Fox)

Hoops and Yoyo Ruin Christmas (special; 8 p.m.; CBS)
The Future of Fear (special; 8 p.m.; Chiller)
The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story (special; 8:30 p.m.; CBS)
Say Yes to the Dress (season premiere; 9 p.m.; TLC)
Shark Attack Experiment: Live (special; 9 p.m.; NatGeo Wild)
Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (series debut; 9 p.m.; TBS)
Facing Evil With Candice DeLong (season premiere; 10 p.m.; ID)

America’s Cutest Pet (special; 9 p.m.; Animal Planet)
Bellator Fighting Championships (season finale; 9 p.m.; MTV2)
Weather Wars (special; 9 p.m.; Syfy)

Junk Gypsies (series debut; 7 p.m.; HGTV)
Food Network Challenge (season finale; 8 p.m.; Food)
Being Chaz (special; 8 p.m.; OWN)
I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition (special; 9 p.m.; OWN)
Leverage (mid-season premiere; 9 p.m.; TNT)
Mitch Album’s Have a Little Faith (special; 9 p.m.; ABC)
Soul Train Awards (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
The Walking Dead (mid-season finale; 9 p.m.; AMC)
Border Wars (season finale; 10 p.m; National Geographic)
Kourtney & Kim Take New York (season premiere; 10 p.m.; E!)
Unique Eats (season premiere; 10 p.m.; Cooking)
Weed Wars (series debut; 10 p.m.; Discovery)
After Lately (season premiere; 11 p.m.; E!)

12 Angry Men — Criterion Colleciton (Blu-ray)
The Birth of a Nation — Special Edition (Blu-ray)
Conan the Barbarian
The Devil’s Double
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series
ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set (Blu-ray)
The Green
L-Word: Complete Series
Law & Order UK: Season Two
A Madea Christmas: The Play
Making the Boys
Rushmore — Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)
Saint Louis Cardinals 2011 Official World Series Champions film
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
Sarah’s Key
Super 8
Three Amigos (Blu-ray)
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman Season 2
WWE Vengeance 2011

Asking Alexandria, “Stepped Up and Scratched”
Bob Seger, “Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets”
Britney Spears, “Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour”
Common, “Dreamer the Believer”
Chris Cornell, “Songbook”
Daughtry, “Break the Spell”
James Durbin, “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster”
Kate Bush, “50 Words For Snow”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way — The Collection”
Lady Gaga, “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden”
Mary J. Blige, “My Life II ... The Journey Continues, Act 1
Nickelback, “Here & Now”
Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
The Rolling Stones, “Some Girls: Deluxe Edition”
Taylor Swift, “Speak Now World Tour Live”
Yelawolf, “Radioactive”

NEW BOOKS (Tuesday)
Janet Evanovich, “Explosive Eighteen”
Michael Crichton, “Micro”
Glenn Beck, “Being George Washington”
Lady Gaga, “Lady Gaga”
Michele Bachmann, “Core of Conviction: My Story”


RAMS HEAD LIVE: Five Finger Death Punch (Monday); The Bridge (Wednesday); Lotus (Friday and Saturday); Staind (Sunday)

BALTIMORE SOUND STAGE: The English Beat (Wednesday); Kiko Rodriguez (Wednesday; late show); Me Talk Pretty (Saturday); Battle of the Bands (Sunday)

LYRIC: Ledisi (Wednesday); Kirk Franklin (Saturday)

TALKING HEAD @ SONAR: Trend Setters show (Wednesday); Cubbiebear (Saturday); Welcome to the Court Vol. 13 show (Saturday)

SONAR: Thrash and Burn 2011 show (Sunday)

GOLDEN WEST: Jeffry Lewis and the Junkyard (Tuesday)

OTTOBAR: Cartel, Clear for Takeoff (Monday); Supersuckers/Nashville Pussy (Tuesday); GivingThanks Thanksgiving Show w/ Shook, Lifted (Friday); Branch Avenue, Playtime Revenue (Sunday)

RECHER: Railaway, Drunken Camel (Wednesday); Indeadnation/Black Friday (Friday); Crack the Sky (Saturday); Aristotles Paradox, Solace (Sunday)

8x10: Thanksgiving Eve Blowout w/ Cold Harbour, Leland Palmer (Wednesday); Tryptophan, the Gravy Train Robbery (Thursday); 3rd Annual Turkey Ball w/ David Jacobsen Band, Gypsy Dawg (Friday); AliceAnna (Saturday)

WINDUP SPACE: Out of Your Head (Tuesday); Femi the DriFish and the Out of Water eXperience (Friday); MT6Fest VII: 2011 (Saturday)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: Tower of Power (Tuesday); Jessy J (Wednesday); Amel Larrieux (Saturday); Tobias Russell (Saturday); Diego Garcia (Sunday)

HIPPODROME: The Priests (Friday)

1st MARINER: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Friday)

FILLMORE SILVER SPRING: Simple Plan (Saturday)

9:30 CLUB: The Smoker’s Club Tour w/ Method Man, Curren$y (Monday); The Airborne Toxic Event (Tuesday; sold out); Holy Ghost! (Wednesday); State Radio (Friday); They Might Be Giants (Saturday); Mastodon (Sunday)

BLACK CAT: Mannequin Men (Monday); Technicians (Tuesday); King Louie’s Missing Monument (Thursday); American Corpse Flower (Friday); Social Repose (Sunday)


BIRCHMERE: Tower of Power (Monday); Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (Tuesdya and Wednesday); Dry Branch Fire Squad (Friday); The Seldom Scene (Saturday); Larry Graham and Graham Central Station (Sunday)

Stoop Storytelling: We Are Family (Monday; Center Stage)
Fall Film Series — “Waitress” (Monday; Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium, Towson University)
Symphony of Lights starts (Monday, runs through Jan.1; Symphony Woods in Columbia)
Baltimore Speaker Series: Valerie Plame Wilson/Joe Wilson (Tuesday; Meyerhoff)
Comedian Justin Schlegel (Wednesday; Baltimore Comedy Factory)
Thanksgiving Eve Show w/ Mark Riccadonna, Mick Thomas, Lori Palminteri and Chris Roach (Wednesday; Sully’s Comedy Cellar)
Ravens v. 49ers (Thursday; M&T Bank Stadium)
Fifth Bulle Rock Turkey Trot (Thursday; the Residences at Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace)
Bazaart Holiday Art Market preview and sale (Friday preview, Saturday sale; American Visionary Art Museum)
Black Wallstreet: A Casino Charity Event (Friday; Creative Alliance)
Comedian Pete Correale (Friday-Saturday; Magooby’s Joke House, Timonium)
Thunder From Down Under (Friday; Rams Head On Stage)
Comedian Reese Waters (Friday-Saturday; Baltimore Comedy Factory)
Kennedy Krieger’s Festival of Trees (Friday-Sunday; Maryland State Fairgrounds)
Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra (Friday-Sunday; Meyerhoff)
Billy McComiskey’s Irish Family Thanksgiving (Saturday)
2nd Annual Baltimore Beauty Pageant (Saturday; Ottobar)
Miracle on 34th Street (starts Saturday, on view through Jan 1. ; Hampden)

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