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Katt Williams


'Growth Spurt' tour

The word: Comedian Katt Williams' stand-up career took off after his first HBO special in 2006. Since then, Williams has remained an in-demand comedian, appearing on TV, in films and on the stand-up circuit.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, at Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. Tickets range from $45 to $125 and are available at

Hot Ticket


Sheryl Crow

'Feels Like Home' tour

The word: Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow has blended pop and country influences into her music since her debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club" in 1993. Crow has sold more than 50 million albums. Her live shows often feature a mix of her most popular hits and her more personal songs. The St. Leonard Fire Department concerts provide a slightly more intimate venue than Crow's standard stadium shows.

Details: 7 p.m. June 20 at St. Leonard Fire Department, 200 Calvert Beach Road, St. Leonard. Tickets range from $31 to $51, and will be available Friday at

Big Premiere

'Draft Day'

The word: The latest film from Ivan Retiman, director of "Ghostbusters," circles around the Cleveland Browns' fictional general manager, played by Kevin Costner, as he attempts to land the No. 1 draft pick. Despite the football-heavy premise, critics say the film is charming and accessible to sports fans and general audiences alike.

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


Breathe Carolina


The word: Electronic rock band Breathe Carolina hit it big in the early days of Myspace, cultivating a passionate fanbase. Its last two albums reached No. 2 on the U.S. dance and electronic Billboard charts. It's been a while since the band's last album, "Hell Is What You Make It," was released in 2011, and fans are curious to see what the group has been up to in the interval.

Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $7.99 on Amazon and iTunes.

Couch Potato


'The Neighbors'

Season finale

The word: Premiering to scathing critical reviews, ABC's comedy about a human family moving into a neighborhood of aliens has reversed the tide and become an odd but enjoyable sitcom. Season two has been more plot-driven than the first, and the season finale, in which alien father Larry Bird discovers he's pregnant, may signal a significant change in the series. The finale features an appearance by George Takei as Larry Bird's father.

Details: "The Neighbors" season finale will air at 8:30 p.m. Friday on ABC.