June 25, 2010

Weekend in The Spring

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Last night, I was taking stock of what’s happening locally this weekend, so I thought I’d share my findings. Feel free to add your own in the comments below! See you Monday!

ALL WEEKEND

  • SilverDocs The eighth annual SilverDocs festival, celebrating documentary films, is being held June 21-27, 2010 at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center and other locations in and around Silver Spring. For serious movie buffs, there are a range of packages available that offer you access to multiple events. For less commitment and less money, you can buy day-of tickets for a single show for $10. There are WAY too many film events happening for me to name, so just check out this link instead. $10 per film or purchase package deals
  • Pygmalion: See this George Bernard Shaw comedy classic at the Silver Spring Theater. General admission $20.
  • Frida Vice Versa: See this one-woman show about Frida Kahlo at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. $15. Saturday or Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

March 4, 2010

Fillmore Re-Opening Not All Good News

Posted in entertainment theater, news, silver spring businesses tagged , , , at 2:46 pm by silversprung

When I wrote last week about the planned Fillmore renovation and re-opening in Silver Spring, I questioned whether there was any pushback from the community about this giganticly awesome new venue. Well, Jason Tomassini broke it down for us in The Gazette yesterday.

Apparently, these are some top reasons why you wouldn’t want a 2,000-person capacity concert venue in your backyard: Read the rest of this entry »

February 24, 2010

Fillmore: Large and in Charge

Posted in entertainment theater, news, silver spring businesses tagged , , , , , at 1:29 pm by silversprung

I read about the Fillmore’s planned construction in Jason Tomassini’s piece in The Gazette and the description of the venue definitely piqued my interest. It looks like they’re aiming to speed things up and open in the fall of 2011.

I would be thrilled to have such a great concert venue in my backyard, and I imagine it would really boost the local economy… Still… I wonder if there is opposition to these plans either from neighbors or city planners (parking, anyone?) or the community? Seems ginormous to me.

Check out quotes from the Gazette after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »