Pop Essentials: "The Band Perry" concert, "The Office" series finale among Best Bets

Main Event

The Band Perry in concert

The word: This is a banner weekend for country music fans. Reigning Academy of Country Music Awards winner Luke Bryan is performing a sold-out show at Jiffy Lube Live Saturday. The Perry sibling trio arrives in Columbia with the No. 13 best-selling album for all genres on "Billboard" Magazine's Hot 200 charts. Easton Corbin and Eric Paslay open.

Details: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $30-45. 410-715-5550 or http://www.merriweathermusic.com.


Hot Ticket

Michael Buble in concert

The word: Once the summer concert season ends, Buble, the three-time Grammy Award winner, will perform in an arena concert.

Details: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Concert is 8 p.m. Sept. 22, Verizon Center, 601 F St., Washington, D.C. Ticket prices to be announced. 800-745-3000 or http://www.verizoncenter.com.


Big Premiere

"Star Trek Into Darkness 3D"

The word: Chris Pine is Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto is Spock in the latest "Star Trek" film where the Enterprise crew heads home, only to find the world in a state of crisis following an attack.

Details: Movie premieres at 1:10, 4:20, 7:30 and 10:40 p.m. today, Regal Westminster 9, 400 S. Center St., Westminster. $11.50-$14.


Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories"

The word: Harder? Better? Faster? Stronger? The Grammy Award winning electronic music duo is back with their fourth studio album.

Details: "Random Access Memories" will be released Tuesday. It retails for $10.99 on Amazon.com.

Couch Potato

"The Office" Series Finale

The word: Will actor Steve Carell return for the series finale or won't he? That's the big question. Either way, this is final episode in a nine-year run about the antics at Dunder Mifflin.

Details: Two-hour series finale airs at 8 p.m. tonight on WBAL TV 11.

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