August events calendar |


August events calendar

This month's highlights include the release of Stephenie Meyer's ''Breaking Dawn,'' the premiere of ''Pineapple Express,'' and more

August is Admit You’re Happy Month. While you’re at it, also admit you want to see The Mummy.

Movies Swing Vote
Music Lollapalooza begins in Chicago
Books Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn
Notable Release The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

TV Sunset Tan season premiere and Pam: Girl on the Loose series debut (E!)

TV Teen Choice Awards (Fox) Miley hosts. Mariah sings. And the Choice Hook-Up category isn’t what you think it is.; Nashville Star season finale (NBC)

Music Conor Oberst, Conor Oberst
DVD Nim’s Island; The Counterfeiters
TV Million Dollar Listing season premiere (Bravo)
Movies The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
TV Man vs. Wild premieres (Discovery); So You Think You Can Dance final performances (Fox)

Event The last Police concert in NYC
TV So You Think You Can Dance final results show (Fox)

Movies The Perfect Game; Fly Me to the Moon
TV The Olympics begin (NBC)
Notable Release Pineapple Express

Event National Duran Duran Appreciation Day (no, really)

TV Jennifer Coolidge guest-stars on The Closer (TNT) Spoiler alert: Jennifer Coolidge will reveal who killed ‘Joey.’ Yes, Brenda is that good.; The American Mall premieres (MTV)

Music Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer; Janelle Monáe, Metropolis
DVD Smart People; The Wire, season 5

Movies Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller fights his own Vietnam War. His secret weapon? Tom Cruise in a fat suit.
TV Making the Band 5 season premiere (MTV)

Movies Mirrors; Henry Poole Is Here; Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Notable Release Vicky Cristina Barcelona

TV Bob Saget roast hosted by John Stamos (Comedy Central)
Stage A Chorus Line closes on Broadway Bye, Mario! Musicals come and go, but embarrassing beefcake photos live forever.

TV The Hills season premiere (MTV)

Music The Fiery Furnaces, Remember; Young Dro, I Am Legend; The Walkmen, You & Me
DVD Gossip Girl, season 1 Sharpen your claws for the teen drama’s Sept. 1 return with season 1 on DVD. XOXO, Calendar

TV The Cho Show and Glam God With Vivica A. Fox series debuts (VH1)

Movies Death Race; Hamlet 2; The Long-shots
Notable Release The House Bunny

TV Ingrid Bergman Day on Summer Under the Stars (TCM)

Music Solange Knowles, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams; The Game, LAX; LL Cool J, Exit 13
DVD August; Redbelt; Purple Violets

Movies Traitor

Movies Babylon A.D.
Notable Release College Drake Bell (TV’s Drake & Josh) gets a taste of campus life. Apparently it’s beer-flavored