'The 20/20 Experience World Tour'
The word: JT's "20/20 Experience" tour is supposed to be a marathon, with more than 30 songs per show, mostly originals. Reviews are positive, but not overwhelming, for the former boy-band leader. Although, the word is he still knows how to give an entire arena full of people the warm fuzzies with his signature wooing.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Verizon Center, 601 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets are $49.50 to $1,500 for a VIP experience and are available through ticketmaster.com.
Marvel Universe Live!
The word: This live-action arena event features Marvel superheroes and villains. The show has ambitious special effects planned with pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.
Details: Various times Sept. 4 through Sept. 7 at Verizon Center, 601 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets are $45 to $150 and are available through ticketmaster.com.
'3 Days to Kill'
The word: Kevin Costner plays a dying secret service agent who is offered an experimental drug that could save his life if he takes on one last assignment. McG directs.
Details: "3 Days to Kill" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide, including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.
The word: The Swedish hip-hop artist made her name with the single "Buffalo Stance" and her first album, "Raw Like Sushi," in 1989. Although she has worked on several collaborations in the meantime, "Blank Project" is her first solo album in 16 years. Reviewers are raving over her evolution.
Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $8.99 on Amazon and $8.99 on iTunes.
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'About a Boy'
The word: The story is familiar because it was first a book and then a 2002 movie starring Hugh Grant. David Walton now takes on the lead role of an immature one-hit wonder who bonds with his neighbor's son.
Details: "About a Boy" premieres at 11 p.m. Saturday on NBC after coverage of the Olympics.