Main Event

Baltimore Hockey Classic
The word: Before the Washington Capitals begin their 2013-14 NHL season, they take on the Boston Bruins in a rare appearance in Baltimore. The Caps are coming off of a successful season winning the Southeast Conference last year.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday. Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. Tickets prices vary: $20.30 to $161.60. Tickets can be purchased at

Hot Ticket

Amy Schumer
The word: Comedian Amy Schumer brings her hilariously brutal sense of humor to Baltimore. Star of "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central, she talks about relationships, sex and how they both often end for her in humiliation.
Details: 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Tickets are $46 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at


Big premiere

'The Family'
The word: Robert De Niro stars as the head of a notorious crime family that has to be relocated to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program. Wonder if there will be some sort of awkward fish-out-of water moments? Hilarity ensues.
Details: "The Family" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide, including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.


Elvis Costello and The Roots 'Wise Up Ghost'
The word: In an absolutely epic collaboration, 1970s rocker Elvis Costello and hip-hop/neo-soul band The Roots created "Wise Up Ghost." The album's first single, "Walk Us Uptown," features phenomenal instrumentals from The Roots and incredible aching singing by Costello.
Details: Album drops Tuesday. It retails for $11.88 on Amazon and $14.99 on iTunes.

Couch Potato

The word: "Dads" follows two childhood best friends, played by Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, whose lives get turned upside down when their inappropriate fathers move in.
Details: "Dads" premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday on FOX.