Monday, April 5, 2010

what's up the pike: daffodils

Daffodils in Burtonsville

- I'm really amused by Sprung on the Spring's "Gee, why are there so many penguins in Silver Spring?" post last week. What are they, new? I know the blog is about a couple who just moved here. Perhaps I'm too jaded about Silver Spring having lived here since 1991, but
some might call me a relative "newcomer."

- When the American Automobile Association says beware of "Zombies", they're not talking about next year's Silver Spring Zombie Walk. "The iPod zombies are cyclists, pedestrians and motorists who have on portable music devices with headphones or earbuds while attempting to cross streets or drive," a AAA spokesperson tells the Gazette. You know, I'd think a distracted person operating two tons of steel would probably be more dangerous than someone distracted by an iPod, but that's just me.

- 8pm tonight, local swing band Swingtopia returns for another month of shows at Greek Village Restaurant in Colesville. The restaurant's located at New Hampshire Avenue and Randolph Road; for more info, check out Swingtopia's website.

The Quarry House Tavern is hosting a "nontraditional" open mike next Saturday from 12 to 3pm, because who wouldn't want to spend a nice weekend afternoon in a basement dive bar? They're calling for poets and prose writers, stand-up comedians, and musicians as well. If you suffer from stage fright, the Quarry House's extensive "beericulum vitae" can provide some liquid encouragement. For more info, e-mail the organizers at quarryhouseopenmic at gmail dot com.

- Blake High School, my alma mater (Go Bengals!!!) is hosting a Comedy Night next Friday, April 16 sponsored by the PTSA and featuring Baltimore-based hypnotist Jason Linett. They'll also have an open mike and a student stand-up competition. The show starts at 7:30pm; tickets are $8, can be purchased at the door or online, and benefit the Blake PTSA scholarship fund. For more info, e-mail Jack Goble at comedynight at gmail dot com or check out the event's page on Facebook.

1 comment:

Cyndy said...

Thanks again for the plug. We had people in there dancing tonight - it was so much fun!