'The Kids in the Hall'
The word: Often considered the Canadian alternative to "Saturday Night Live," "The Kids in the Hall" sketch comedy show was central to the 1980s and '90s alternative comedy scene, and are considered pioneers in absurdist comedy, getting favorable comparisons to Monty Python. Now the troupe, featuring comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson, is back with a touring show.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D. St., NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets are $37.50 to $47.50 and available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
The word: "X Factor" judge and former Disney star Lovato has had one of the most successful transitions from teen stardom to an adult musical career. Lovato has released four albums, which have each gone gold, and her single, "Give Your Heart a Break," reached number one on the Billboard pop chart.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. Tickets are $16.50 to $76.50 and will be available starting Friday on http://www.ticketmaster.com.
'Edge of Tomorrow'
The word: Tom Cruise's new film is basically a retelling of "Groundhog Day" by way of Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers." Cruise plays a military man who is thrust into a war against a race of vicious aliens. During a battle, he is exposed to alien goop and killed. Due to his exposure, he then begins to relive the day of the battle, dying only to reawaken that same morning. Together with a special forces soldier, played by Emily Blunt, Cruise has to train to survive the day and turn the tide of the war.
Details: "Edge of Tomorrow" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.
The word: Jack White's last solo album, "Blunderbuss," reached number one on the Billboard charts, and early word has his latest, "Lazaretto," repeating its success. Reviews have praised his return to his blues roots and the driving energy behind his songs.
Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $10.99 on iTunes and $9.99 on Amazon.
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'
The word: The update of the classic series with Neil deGrasse Tyson has bridged the gulf between pop culture and scientific literacy, with this entertaining look at the history of the universe. The final episode of the season tackles all the things we still don't know, emphasizing the mysteries and beauty of the cosmos.
Details: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" airs 9 p.m. on Fox.