Wednesday, February 10, 2010

what's up the pike: it's not snowing if you don't believe it is

Looking West Towards Bethesda (Summit Hills In Foreground)
- Prince of Petworth learns about a snow bar (snow speakeasy?) being operated by some people living in the Falkland Chase apartments at 16th Street and East-West Highway. Hey, snow bartenders, why aren't you sending your snow alcohol tips to your favorite Silver Spring blogs? Lame!

- But so long as we're talking about cross-jurisdictional blogging, SoCo Eats heads down to Shepherd Park, right across the city line, for a meal at new West African restaurant Le Cafe d'Abidjan on Georgia Avenue. "I hope you get out there and try some very traditional Ivorian (and Senegalese) fare," writes SoCoblogboy. "I'm confident you'll be glad you did."

- Provided we're not still snowed in this weekend, check out Next Stop: Silver Spring, a documentary from local filmmaker Walter Gottlieb about the B&O Railroad station, at the Our City Film Festival on Valentine's Day. Next Stop, which won the "Best Outside D.C." award, and Gottlieb's Shepherd Park: Past and Present, about the neighborhood in D.C., will both be screened.

- Another local filmmaker, White Oak resident Steven Greenstreet, premiered a documentary on California's Proposition 8 at the Sundance Film Festival last month. 8: The Mormon Proposition explores the Mormon church's successful push to pass the gay-marriage question in the fall of 2008.

- Kensington Arts Theatre does some pretty ambitious stuff for a small-town company. Last fall, it was a month of Rocky Horror Picture Show. This spring, they're back with a production of Rent, and if you don't know what that is, you live under a rock. Opening night is next Friday, February 19; the show runs from Thursday to Sunday through March 7. For more info, check out their website.

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