Main Event

Blue Man Group

The word: The Blue Man Group's high-energy performance features experimental music, comedy, multimedia and sometimes water (a tip for those sitting up front).

Details: Various showings Friday through Sunday at the Hippodrome Theater at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. Tickets are $35 to $95 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.


Hot Ticket

Alton Brown

The word: In "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour," the Food Network star blends comedy, food experimentation and even music into the multimedia experience.

Details: 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Tickets are $35 to $150 and are available through ticketmaster.com.

Big Premiere

'The Legend of Hercules'

The word: The demi-god origin story stars Kellan Kutz (previously known as Emmett Cullen in the "Twilight" franchise). The film hasn't been getting a great deal of buzz, but it will probably get more views than the two highly-rated foreign films that are also opening this week on the basis of testosterone alone. Magical gladiator death match, anyone?

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


Switchfoot's 'Fading West'

The word: This is the ninth studio album by the American alternative rock band promoted with two singles, "Who We Are" and "Love Alone Is Worth the Fight." A "Fading West" documentary film about the band was made as a companion to the album.

Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $11.88 on Amazon and $9.99 on iTunes.

Couch Potato

'True Detective'

The word: Not to be missed. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in this new drama as Louisiana detectives playing at least two versions of themselves as they relive a 17-year hunt for a serial killer.

Details: The show airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on HBO.