Cinema Sundays at the Charles has never had a more urgently topical entry than I.O.U.S.A., the prescient documentary about the catastrophic rise in America's national debt and deficit spending, co-written and executive-produced by Addison Wiggin, the executive publisher of Baltimore-based Agora Financial. Coffee and bagels will be served at 9:45 a.m.; the program starts at 10:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $15. Go to cinemasundays.com.
Since the recent release of one of its best albums, Viva la Vida, Coldplay has been crisscrossing the country on a well-received tour. The British supergroup returns to the area with its hopelessly grand and melodic pop-rock. See Coldplay at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Verizon Center, 601 F. St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $49.50-$97.50. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.
Rashod D. Ollison
Last Comic Standing :
Help find the funny. Join talent scouts from the casts of The Office, Cheers , 30 Rock and other award-winning shows as they winnow down finalists from the popular NBC series Last Comic Standing. See the show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $20-$45. Call 410-547-7328 or go to lyricoperahouse.com.
Mary Carole McCauley
Who doesn't love playing pirates? The Annapolis folk duo Calico Jack offers an hourlong "Pirate Jamboree," featuring music and fun stuff about pirates real and fictional, at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Studio 194 Theatre in the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Call 410-636-6597 or go to chesapeakearts.org.
'The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horrors XIX':
There's your Charlie Brown Halloween, and then there's your Homer Simpson Halloween. Both are TV classics in their own right - one nice, one insane (kidding). On Sunday comes The Simpsons, with Homer killing celebrities so their likenesses can be used for free. Meanwhile, Lisa waits for the Grand Pumpkin. (8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45)
The Cone Sisters:
Author Nancy Hirschland Ramage, a great-niece of art collectors Etta and Claribel Cone, will discuss her new book about them, The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Collecting at Full Tilt, co-written with Ellen B. Hirschland, during a free lecture at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. A book signing will follow. Go to artbma.org.