May 16 - 22 in nightlife: Deftones, Odd Future, Preakness Infield
Sonar ended up re-opening earlier this month, and as a result, two of the most anticipated shows this Spring will go on as scheduled: Deftones and Odd Future. They're also two of the shows this week that have already sold-out. If you can't get tickets, this week will be a big one for country, as Jason Aldean, Sugarland and Preakness take over the weekend. Local musicians like Ami Dang also have shows scheduled.
On Monday, metal veterans Deftones begin a two-night residency at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $31. Monday's show is sold out, but there are still tickets available for Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Club Phoenix, which itself flirted with closing several weeks ago, hosts a karaoke party. 10 p.m. Free admission. 1 W. Biddle St.
On Wednesday, Baltimore singer-songwriter Shane Burke performs at the summer's first lunchtime concert at Center Plaza, located between Charles St. and Liberty St. The concert is one of several organized this year by the Downtown Partnership. 12 p.m.
On Thursday, Odd Future, the endlessly hyped hip hop collective, performs at Sonar. The show is sold out, but the tumblr, remains, for now, free. 8 p.m.
On Friday, Ami Dang and Adventure perform at another roller skating party by Ehse Records. Starts at 9:30 p.m. at the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, 1601 Pennsylvania. Admission is $5. Skate rentals are $3.
On Saturday, Bruno Mars, Train and others perform at the Preakness Infield at Pimlico Race Track, 5201 Park Heights Ave. A schedule of performances is here. Tickets start at $40. Also: Jason Aldean performs at Jiffy Lube Live. The show, which starts at 4 p.m., is sold out, but is part of the venue's Country Megaticket package. Look for our, already teased, interview with Aldean later this week.
On Sunday, Sugarland performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy. The new duo are one of the 25 acts we highlighted on our summer concert preview. 6:30 p.m. $41-76. Also: En Vogue, now touring with the original line-up, performs at Bourbon Street. 7 p.m. $30.