Friday, October 23, 2009

what's up the pike: i've heard about the afterlife, but i've never really lived

Skater Kids, Discovery Plaza
If you haven't already, check out this week's posts about pocket parks and skater kids and the future of Burtonsville (which got picked up by Greater Greater, don't you know). Anyway, here's a look at what's happening in East County this weekend:

- Tomorrow, celebrate the Silver Spring Library while catching a glimpse at the bibliotheque's future. The fourth annual Silver Spring Library BookFest returns with a used-book sale, baked goods (not inside, I assume) and a petting zoo. At noon, the "latest design" for the new library planned at Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street will be unveiled. The festival runs from 10am to 3pm in the library, 8901 Colesville Road at Spring Street.

- Of course, Saturday night is the Silver Spring Zombie Walk. They're asking you to meet at the Quarry House, Georgia Avenue at Bonifant Street, at 7:30pm before leaving at 9:30 and staggering up Ellsworth Drive to a screening of Shaun of the Dead at the AFI Silver Theatre.

- While all that's going on, the Bach Sinfonia continues to break in Montgomery College's new Silver Spring/Takoma Park Performing Arts Center with the venue's second-ever performance. Sinfonia performs music from the eighteenth century using instruments and techniques from that period. Check out their latest concert, this Saturday at 8pm, is an exploration of the Baroque concerto, including works by Vivaldi, Handel, and composers that anyone besides music majors wouldn't know.

- And the Rocky Horror Show - a theatrical version of the 1976 cult-film Rocky Horror Picture Show has its second local run this month with the Kensington Arts Theatre. There'll be performances Friday and Saturday both this week and next (which, of course, includes Halloween) and continuing well into November at the Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street. Check out KAT's website for more info.

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