Takoma Voice

July/August 2010

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Arts & Entertainment Best community theatre 2010 Lumina Studio Theatre www.luminastudio.org Runner up: Roundhouse Theatre Other favorites: Imagination Stage, Silver Spring Stage, Takoma Park City Council meetings (also on the web) Best place for an outdoor wedding? Brookside Gardens 1800 Glenallan Ave. Wheaton Other favorites: Audubon Naturalist Sanctuary, Mrs. K’s Best historic site Fort Stevens 13th & Quackenbos Sts. NW, DC Runner up: Silver Spring Rail Road Station Other favorites: Takoma Park Carriage House, Forest Glen Seminary, Statue of Norman Lane Best victory garden Charlie Koiner’s urban farm Grove and Easley Streets, Silver Spring Runner up: Sligo Mills Community Garden Best day trip from Takoma Park/Silver Spring Visionary Art Museum 800 Key Hwy. Baltimore Runner up: Jersey Shore Other favorites: Calvert Cliffs, bike ride to Port of Bladensburg, Catoctin Mountains, Fells Point, Native American Museum, St. Michaels, Annapolis, Jersey Shore, Shenandoah Valley, Harper’s Ferry, Oriole’s game, Great Falls, Billy Goat Trail, Berkeley Springs, Virginia Wineries, Cunningham Falls, Assateague, Frederick, antiquing in Gaithersburg, Wolf Trap, National Zoo Best place to see local art Pyramid Atlantic 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring Runner up: Takoma Park Community Center Other favorites: ArtSpring, Montgomery College new arts center, Fenton Street Market Best cultural asset AFI/Silver Theatre 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring Runner up: House of Musical Traditions Other favorites: The artists/musicians/ writers/etc. who live in Takoma Park and Silver Spring, Lumina Studio Theatre, Brookside Gardens, Takoma Park Farmers Market, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Best place to kick up your heels Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo Other favorites: Willow Street Yoga Center Flow classes, Quarry House, McGinty’s, Roda Movements Best outdoor art Takoma Park, Maryland Library mosaic Other favorites: Takoma Park poetry walk, Acorn Park, “Guardians of the Neighborhood” mural in Takoma Junction, Frescoes along Newell St at East-West Hwy, the colorful tiles in the sidewalk along Carroll Street in TKPK, mural outside Discovery Ruthie & the Wranglers Best local band/ performer Ruthie & the Wranglers Runner up: The U-Liners Other favorites: Karen Collins & the Backroad Band, Chopteeth, Lisa Moscatiello, Soul Pajamas, JP McDermott and Western Bop, Lilo Gonzales, High Definition, Noco, Big Chimney Best teen band The Agiles Runner up: Manic Attack Other favorites: Jeanne and Lauren, Burke Band, Ladle Fight Other favorites: McGinty’s, Takoma Station, The Boathouse, Strathmore, the new auditorium in the Takoma Park Community Center, Downtown Silver Spring Best new local book Drink the Tea by Tom Kaufman Best place to learn how to dance Roda Movements 7003 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park Runner up: Contradition Dance Other favorites: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Knock on Wood Tap Studio, Maryland Youth Ballet, Contradiction Dance, Culkin’s School of Irish Dance The Agiles phOtO by JulIE wIAtt Best performer for children Mr. Gabe Runner up: Ms. Audrey Best place to hear live music The Quarry House 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring Runner up: Takoma Park Folk Festival The community-built mosaic at the Takoma Park, Maryland, Library 28 VOICE • July/August 2010 phOtO by JulIE wIAtt

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