- It'll be music and spoken word on Ellsworth this weekend as the Expression Live festival returns for its second year in Downtown Silver Spring. Dozens of local artists, including spoken-word artist/my friend/"macaroni and cheese" (his words, not mine) Jonathan Tucker, will be there. When asked to say a few words about the event, he gave me this:
"no i can't
i'm too fresh
can't be stopped
without limits, bold
crazy activist kid
bumping into truth
dissecting soul reality
suburban youth casualty
bourbon proof majesty"
Expression Live happens this Saturday from 4:30 to 8pm in Silver Plaza. Check out ExpressionLive.com for more information.
- Thayer Avenue reports that donut shop Fractured Prune has finally opened Saturday in Downtown Silver Spring. An Ocean City institution for over thirty years, the store now has franchises from Delaware to Mississippi. Their newest location is at 8512 Fenton Street between Roeder and Ellsworth.
- Dave at Imagine, DC writes about his experiences coaching the Silver Spring Saints, a youth football team whose players often come from disadvantaged families. In an age where supersized youth leagues mean matches that are hours away, "his kids" are forced to rely on a public transportation system that's sorely lacking.
- Now that MoCo has something resembling a skyline, rooftop parties are all the rage. Rockville Central reports that their city's getting into the game with a Teen Summer Luau, held atop the VisArts building in their Town Square this Wednesday. For more info, click the link above.
- The Post writes about how local governments are taking advantage of the recession to buy land for preservation - notably, the County's purchase of fifty-three acres in Burtonsville that were slated to be part of a housing development. Instead, the property near Route 198 and Old Gunpowder Road will help to mitigate the loss of undisturbed land to construction of the InterCounty Connector.