Monday, May 3, 2010

what's up the pike: don't box me in

The Gender Box
- Elizabeth Wright, granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a one-time MoCo resident, returns to speak about her new book at the Silver Spring library next month. Dear Bob, Dear Betty: Love and Marriage During the Great Depression is a recollection of her parents' marriage based on letters found in their Bethesda home, which was designed by Wright in 1953. The event's tomorrow at 7:30pm at the library, located of course at 8901 Colesville Road.

- Come back tomorrow for our review of Kensington Arts Theatre's production of Violet a musical about faith and identity set in the Civil Rights-era South. The show plays through Saturday, May 22 in the auditorium of the Kensington Town Hall, located at 3710 Mitchell Street. For more information, and to buy tickets (you'll get a discount if you can prove you live in the town of Kensington), check out their website.

- And on Saturday, 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. If that's enough for you, check out this promo video made by the kids themselves:


- Construction at Fenton Street and Colesville Road isn't fun for pedestrians, who have no sidewalk to speak of, says William at Montgomery Sideways.

- The Life A Bit Sweeter blog visits BeTe, the Ethiopian restaurant in what was The House Cafe at Roeder Road and Fenton Street. "BeTe" is Ethiopian for "the house" - and, like the new Fenwick Beer & Wine a few blocks away, it's located in what was a single-family house, many decades ago before Downtown Silver Spring really existed.

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