Judging by name alone, the Battle of the Beast doesn't sound like the best place to take the kids on a Saturday. But the Johnsville rodeo is a kid-friendly atmosphere, especially with its ban on alcohol and tobacco advertising. page 36.
Ding How, with its dated interior and just plain bad music, isn't your usual Fells Point eatery. But that's OK, because the popular Chinese place has terrific food and service that even make up for having to listen to "Pomp and Circumstance." page 18.
Moodring, Mya's third album, continues the R&B; artist's trend of being upbeat but massively forgettable. The beats that stick with you usually come from other people's tunes. page 26.
The 140th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, marked with re-enactments and other activities (postponed from July 4 because of weeks of rainy weather), will bring many to the Pennsylvania town next weekend. But that's not all Gettysburg has to offer. page 22.
Neo-soul newcomer Dwele is ready to make an indelible contribution to the urban scene. The Detroit native's new CD, Subject, is gaining buzz and helping him toward his goal. page 25.
PICK OF THE WEEK
What: Ravens' Fan / Photo Day, during which the team will conduct its first practice on the new field (Momentum Turf).
Where: M&T; Bank Stadium
When: Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Why: Because after the scrimmage, fans can also check out the field with their own two feet and obtain autographs from the team members and Coach Brian Billick.