In the county
McDaniel College Presents student recitals
Synopsis: McDaniel College begins a busy month of concerts with student recitals.
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Big Baker Chapel, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
Information: 410-857-2599 or http://www.mcdaniel.edu
In the region
Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour
Synopsis: One of country music's leading ladies returns to the area for an arena concert that is one of the most anticipated of the year.
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore
Admission: Tickets sold out but are available via third-party site StubHub.com starting at $88.
Whoopi Goldberg in Baltimore
Synopsis: Goldberg's done it all from starring in movies ("Sister Act") to her current role as a co-host on "The View." The comic is in Baltimore this weekend.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore
Information: 410-900-1150 or http://www.lyricoperahouse.com
Eric Hutchinson's Almost Solo Tour
Synopsis: Talented singer-songwriter Hutchinson had a New York concert cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy earlier this week. But he's a go for Baltimore this weekend.
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Rams Head Live,20 Market Place, Baltimore
Information: 410-244-1131 or http://www.ramsheadlive.com