Special thanks to @MaiaKG for inviting me to a Silverdocs cocktail reception for filmmakers hosted by Investigation Discovery and Planet Green at Discovery Communications' headquarters yesterday evening. Not only did I get to rub elbows with Real Documentary Filmmakers and eat strange Hollywood foods I didn't understand, but I also got to schmooze with some of my favorite Silver Spring bloggers, including Jessica from A Parent in Silver Spring and Sligo from the Singular.
- Silver Spring-based STROyKA Theatre stages the musical Bye Bye Birdie, starring local filmmaker Walter Gottlieb (whose latest work we wrote about last fall) through the end of June. The show closes this weekend with performances tonight and Saturday at 8pm at the Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in the District. For ticket information, check out STROyKA's website.
- The Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue, which rescues dogs and offers them for adoption, is holding an event in Downtown Silver Spring on Saturday from 1 to 4pm. "If you have not seen these wonderful dogs, you should stop by – they are way cool," writes group member and friend of JUTP Mike Diegel.
- The Silver Spring Historical Society opens a time capsule from 1969 found inside the former Moose Lodge before it was demolished this year to make room for the new library. The box will be opened for the first time at 3pm Saturday in the B & O Railroad Station, located at 8100 Georgia Avenue.
Last, but not least:
- The carnival returns to
- A blogger called Diner Hunter uncovers the history of the Tastee Diner.
- This is on the D.C. side of Takoma, but it must be said: just because you produce crappy plays doesn't mean you get to knock down the theatre. There are talented playwrights who deserve that space far, far more than you.