Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
The lived-in, rustic sounds of Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are an ideal complement to the crisp fall weather. The show pairs the acclaimed artists, who will be backed by all-acoustic instrumentation. See them at 8 p.m. Sunday at Warner Theatre, 13th Street between E and F streets Northwest, Washington. Tickets are $69.50 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-7328 or going to ticketmaster.com.
Rashod D. Ollison
Be the first on your block to see one of the best movies of the year: Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, a portrait of an incorrigible optimist who brings the same cheerful inventiveness to the tykes she teaches in primary school and to a dour, troubled driving instructor (with, of course, opposite results). It's this week's choice for Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., and no movie will go down better with coffee and bagels. Doors open at 9:45 a.m., and the movie starts at 10:30 a.m. The $15 admission can be applied to a series membership. Call 410-727-FILM or go to thecharles.com.
'Henry IV, Part I'
Fans of The Wire know Sgt. Jay Landsman as a burly panda of a man with a jaundiced sense of humor - and those attributes are necessary for any actor portraying Falstaff, the boastful, touching companion to Shakespeare's Prince Hal. Catch actor Delaney Williams' star turn as the rotund knight in Henry IV, Part I at the Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, through Nov. 16. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $34-$52. Call 202-544-7077 or go to folger.edu.
Mary Carole McCauley
In a strange and dusty world, there's a strange and dusty room containing all human thoughts. It is occupied by two men and a shadow. The award-winning Margolis Brown Company is known for its physical approach to theater, its use of puppets and its revelations of the extraordinary amid the everyday. See Cyclopedia at Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., through Sunday. Showtimes vary. Free tonight as part of Free Fall Baltimore; $10-$20 at other times. Call 410-539-3091 or go to theatreproject.org.
Mary Carole McCauley
The true contralto voice, as deep and luscious as the finest cabernet, is rarely encountered. Ewa Podles, who brought down the house in her 2004 Shriver Hall Concert Series debut, is the real deal, and her return Sunday promises to be one of the season's greatest events. Accompanied by brilliant American pianist Garrick Ohlsson, the Polish contralto will offer songs by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The recital is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. Tickets are $17 and $33. Call 410-516-7164 or go to shriverconcerts.org.
Baltimore Chamber Orchestra
The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra will open its season collaborating with another longtime institution, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, in Faure's exquisite Requiem (conducted by BCO music director Markand Thakar) and Vaughan Williams' eloquent Mystical Songs (led by Handel Choir artistic director Melinda O'Neal). The concert, which also features a Mozart symphony, is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Tickets are $25. Call 410-704-2787 or go to thebco.org.
How cool is this? More than 250 organ concerts will take place Sunday around the world to celebrate what Mozart called the "king of instruments." Locally, this global celebration spearheaded by the American Guild of Organists features John Walker on the 2,000-pipe Skinner organ at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave. Tickets are $10 (free for high school students and younger). Call 410-523-1542. Nine Peabody Conservatory students will offer a wide-ranging program on a 3,000-pipe Holtcamp organ at 4 p.m. Sunday at the conservatory, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Free with advance reservations. Call 410-659-8100, ext. 2, or go to www.peabody.jhu.edu/events.
Candlelight Concerts opens its 36th season with a performance by the Eroica Trio, which is known as much for its glam appearance as for its fine music-making. The ensemble has programmed the much-loved D minor Trio by Mendelssohn, the less frequently encountered C minor Trio by Lalo and the 2007 Trio-Sinfonia written for the Eroica players by the highly imaginative composer Kevin Puts. The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Tickets are $12-$29. Call 410-997-2324.
Baltimore Architecture Week
Read a good building lately? Baltimore preservationist Fred Shoken tells how to glean information about a community by studying date stones, historical markers, plaques, carvings and other parts of buildings. His talk starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the new Gateway building at Maryland Institute College of Art, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave. The lecture is part of Baltimore Architecture Week, 11 days of lectures, tours, workshops and other events that began yesterday and run through Oct. 26 around the city. Most events are free. The chapter's annual Excellence in Design awards celebration and Beaux Arts Ball will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Fava Building, 29 Front St. For a complete list of events, go to aiabalt.com.
Art Under Glass
View a showcase of various artists and mediums (including paintings, performance art and photography) and enjoy brunch and drinks at Art Under Glass, part of an initiative by the nonprofit Baltimore Conservatory Association to promote local artists and support public art in the city. The event takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, 3100 Swan Drive in Druid Hill Park. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, or at brownpapertickets.com.
Hunting for Treasures
Sabine Albersmeier, curator of Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry, will share the genesis of the exhibit that showcases jewelry from the Mesopotamian era up to today's Tiffany creations. The lecture will held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Graham Auditorium at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free. Admission to the exhibit is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for college students and free for Walters members and children ages 17 and younger. Go to thewalters.org.
The 35th annual Russian Festival, sponsored by the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, will offer traditional and homemade Russian food, holiday gifts and a Russian tearoom. Live entertainment will include an orchestra and a dance ensemble. The festival is noon-9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday in a large tent and the community rooms of the church, 1723 E. Fairmount Ave. Admission is free tomorrow and $2 on Saturday and Sunday. Call 410-276-6171 or go to holytrinityorthodox.com/festival.
Tour de Trappe Cycling Event
Participate in the Tour de Trappe's 11-, 26-, or 52-mile cycling event or attend the TrappetoberFEST featuring live music, crafts, kids' activities and a bluegrass concert. Rides begin at 7:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., and the festival is 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday. The rides start at Home Run Baker Park, 4200 Main St., Trappe, and end at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3936 Main St., Trappe. Registration for the rides is $5, and donations are accepted. Call 410-476-3910, e-mail trappe firstname.lastname@example.org or go to trappemd.net/trappetoberfest.html.
Family Toon Day
Meet and greet famous cartoon characters such as Scooby-Doo and SpongeBob SquarePants at Family Toon Day. The event, part of Downtown Baltimore Kids' Month, runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. Tickets are $14.50 for adults and $10 for kids 3-10; get $5 off for arriving before noon. Call 410-685-2370 or go to kidslovedowntownbaltimore.com or mdsci.org.
Chili Cook Off
Sample different types of chili while enjoying live music and activities for kids at the fourth annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club of Westminster, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster. Tickets are $4 for adults and free for kids 4 and younger. Call 410-876-7421.
Jim Beam Festival
Enjoy bourbon and beer tasting, barbecue and live music at the Jim Beam Festival, which benefits Operation Homefront, an organization committed to providing assistance to soldiers and their families. General admission is from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and VIP admission from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Arundel Mills mall, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover. Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door ($50 for VIP in advance only). Call 800-830-3976 or go to jimbeamfest.com.