The Word: Grammy-award winning R&B artist Macy Gray was an instant success with her debut album "On How Life Is" going triple-platinum, with hits "I Try," "Still" and "Why Didn't You Call Me." In addition to her pop career, Gray has appeared in the films "The Paperboy," "For Colored Girls" and "Idlewild" with an appearance in 2002's "Spider-Man." Critics have praised Gray's live performances for their sense of fun, and the intimate relationship between artist and audience.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $49.50 and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
'Home for the Holidays'
The word: R&B artist Anthony Hamilton is best known for his hit "Charlene" from the album "Comin' Where I'm From." Now, the Grammy Award-winner is touring the country with this holiday concert. Hamilton's music has been featured in the Christmas films "The Best Man's Holiday" and "A Madea Christmas." A Christmas album to go along with the tour will be released later this year.
Details: 8 p.m. Dec. 20, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Tickets are $48 to $85 and will be available Saturday at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
The word: David Fincher is continuing his run of adapting last year's airport page-turners that he began with "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" with this adaptation of the best-selling Gillian Flynn novel. The film features Ben Affleck as a man who may or may not have killed his wife, played by Rosamund Pike. The film retains the novel's flashback and unreliable narrator structure while tweaking the ending for a new experience. The film also features Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry in supporting roles.
Details: "Gone Girl" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide including Regal Westminster 9. For showtime information call 410-857-1422.
'Everything Will Be Alright in the End'
The Word: An instant success with the release of "The Blue Album," Weezer first came to prominence in the early '90s with hits "Buddy Holly" and "Say It Ain't So" as well as creative music videos from Hollywood director Spike Jonze. "Everything Will Be Alright in the End" represents the band's first album since their 2010 release "Hurley." So far, the group has released two singles from the album, "Back to the Shack" and "Cleopatra." The singles have received rave reviews, with critics claiming it's a return to form for the band.
Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $9.99 on Amazon and $9.99 on iTunes.
The Word: Comedian John Mulaney is attempting to recapture some of that "Seinfeld" magic with his new sitcom detailing his life as a stand-up comedian. Mulaney, a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," has been one of the largest breakouts in the stand-up scene of recent memory. The show features former SNL cast member Nasim Pedrad as well as comedy legends Martin Short and Elliott Gould.
Details: "Mulaney" premieres 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Fox.