Monday, June 21, 2010

what's up the pike: we found this in bethesda row

Sandwich Board on Bethesda Lane
- Supporters of the Fillmore music hall have launched a campaign on Facebook to boycott the 9:30 Club, whose owner Seth Hurwitz has sued the state of Maryland for giving $4 million to the venue's operator, international promoter Live Nation. According to Facebook, among those boycotting 9:30 is former state Senator Ida Ruben, who has a District native has likely been to her share of harDCore shows there.

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved plans to build the Fillmore on Colesville Road two weeks ago and construction was scheduled to start this fall.

- East County eight-piece swing band Swingtopia returns to the Greek Village Restaurant in Colesville for another month of Monday shows. It all starts at 8pm tonight at the restaurant, located at New Hampshire Avenue and Randolph Road.

- And you know what I forgot starts today? SilverDocs, at the AFI Silver Theatre and other downtown Silver Spring venues through Sunday. Check out the schedule and film information here.

Last, but not least:

- William Smith at Montgomery Sideways wonders if his advocacy for pedestrians makes him a civil rights activist.

- Organizers of last April's Human Rights Art Festival say they're raising money for another one.

1 comment:

jen said...

Love the mental image of Ida Ruben slamdancing...