Friday, May 7, 2010

what's up the pike: after the rain

After The Rain In Wheaton
- This weekend is the first-annual Takoma Park/Silver Spring Experimental Film Festival, bringing "innovative, diverse and unique" films produced locally and around the world to the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Programs start at 7:30pm tonight and continue from 12pm to 8pm tomorrow. For a schedule, check out the festival's website. All showings are free and can be found at Pyramid Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Avenue at Ripley Street.

- And if that's not enough for you, the youth media collective Gandhi Brigade hosts its third-annual Express Yourself! Youth Media Festival, with a pop-up art gallery, live performances, a four-hour film competition, and an "awards screening of the best youth-produced media in the area," says their website. The free event runs from 3 to 8:30pm tomorrow in venues throughout Downtown Silver Spring.

- Kensington Arts Theatre's production of the musical Violet (which we reviewed earlier this week continues its four-week run this Friday at 8pm, with additional performances on May 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm and on May 9 and 16 at 3pm. As always, you can find them in the Kensington Town Hall, located at 3710 Mitchell Street in Kensington. For more info and to buy tickets, check out

- Looking for a pet? Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue, a Richmond-based volunteer group that finds homes specifically for Great Pyrenees dogs, is having an adoption event from 12 to 4pm Sunday at Silver Plaza (also known as "the place with the fountain on Ellsworth Drive"). For more info, visit them on Facebook or at their website.


- The Wheaton blogs (how nice is it to say we've got THREE of them now?) are not very happy with the latest developments in the plan to bring Costco to Wheaton Plaza.

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