Main Event

'War Horse'

The word: The Tony Award-winning production known for its horse puppetry is on tour. The play is based on a book by the same name, which also inspired the Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg.

Details: Multiple showings today through Sunday at Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore. Tickets are $25 to $90 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.


Hot Ticket

Billy Joel

The word: The legendary "Piano Man" has written and performed 33 Top 40 hits over the course of his career and recently received the Kennedy Center Honor.

Details: 8 p.m. July 26 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Tickets are $49.50 to $124.50 and are on sale via ticketmaster.com and washington.nationals.mlb.com.

Big Premiere

'The Monuments Men'

The word: In this film based on a true story, a World War II platoon attempts to return art masterpieces stolen by the Nazis. The all-star cast includes George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman.

Details: "The Monuments Men" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide, including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.


Sun Kil Moon, 'Benji'

The word: Mark Kozelek's sixth album takes on themes of mortality with songs about the lives and deaths of friends and family.

Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $9.99 on Amazon and iTunes.

Couch Potato

'The Walking Dead'

The word: America's favorite zombie show returns after a mid-season break of more than two months. In the episode "After," the survivors of the prison assault try to regroup while they face yet another threat.

Details: "The Walking Dead" airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC.