Our musts from this month's calendar of events.

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Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!
 Oct. 5, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014. 

AVAM’s new exhibition asks whether modern technology is helping or hurting us. More than 40 visionary artists answer with works ranging from a Godzilla sculpture to a light installation titled ROBOCHRISTMAS. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free-$15.95. 410-244-1900.

Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum
Oct. 6-Jan. 5 2014.

For the first time in more than 150 years, the Book of the Faiyum, an elaborately illustrated and well-preserved papyrus from ancient Egypt depicting a West Nile oasis and its crocodile god Sobek, will be presented in its full glory. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. 410-547-9000.

We Will Rock You
Oct. 15-20.

The worldwide smash-hit musical by Queen and writer Ben Elton (Blackadder) begins its first U.S. tour at the Hippodrome. Set in a futuristic dystopia, the mentally enslaved characters strive to reconnect with the power of rock and roll. Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. Tues.-Fri. 8 pm., Sat. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $27.25-87.25. 410-547-SEAT.

David Sedaris
Oct. 17.

Humorist David Sedaris stops in Baltimore for a reading and book signing on his promotional tour for his new essay collection, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. Settle in for stories about his wacky clan and the suitability of taxidermy as a Valentine’s Day gift. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. 7:30-9 p.m. $35-45. 410-547-SEAT.

Pearl Jam
Oct. 27.

Pearl Jam has managed to outlive its grunge brethren by putting its head down and just playing music. The group’s indifference to trends has earned it a loyal fanbase, who will no doubt be out in force when the band plays Baltimore this month in support of its new album Lighting Bolt. Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. 7:30 p.m. $70. 410-547-SEAT.

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