Category: Entertainment

U.S. break dancing championships here this weekend

Break dancers will compete for a national title this weekend. Graphic from Wikimedia Commons. The 2017 Rock the Box U.S. Breakin’ Championships will be held this weekend at The Lab DC dance studio. Sponsored by the Competive Breakin’ League, qualifiers are Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and the championships held on Sunday at the same time. Breakers will compete in three divisions: Youth 2-vs-2 Championship, Teen 1-vs-1 Championship and Adult 1-vs-1 Championship. The qualifying event is free, but tickets are required for the championships. Tickets are $15 in advance (plus service fee) and $20 at the door. The Lab DC...

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Entertainment a big part of Fenton Village restaurant crawl Sunday

Performers shown from a previous Taste the World in Fenton Village event. Photo by Jonna Michelle Photography courtesy Fenton Village Inc. A variety of entertainers will be a part of the Taste the World in Fenton Village restaurant crawl Sunday from 1-5 p.m. There is a Latin Dance Workshop scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. outside Bibim Restaurant (923 Sligo Ave.), followed by Hawaiian music and dance from Ukelele Hui at the same location from 3-5 p.m. Outside the B&O Railroad Station on Georgia Avenue, Electric Train Set, featuring bluesman Warner Williams, will play from 2:30-5 p.m. Further up Georgia at...

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Fenton Street Market to host pop-up African marketplace during AFI festival

Graphic courtesy Fenton Street Market and AFI Silver Theatre. Fenton Street Market will host a pop-up African marketplace tomorrow at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in conjunction with AFI’s New African Film Festival, which opened yesterday. The marketplace will be open from 2-7:30 p.m. in the atrium lobby. Vndors include: Atsu Numadzi, a Ghanaian fine artist and fashion designer, Bahari Deco Crafts featuring clothing and home accessories using Kanga and Kitenge textiles, Chez Kevito with clothing, accessories and home goods inspired by nature, design and pop culture, Obioma with fair-trade men’s and women’s clothing made in Nigeria, mixing African prints...

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What’s Your Valentine’s Day Go-To Restaurant?

Illustration from Wikipedia Commons. We have so many good, local restaurants in Silver Spring and Takoma Park that it’s sometimes hard to choose which one to go to on any given night. But hey, it’s Valentine’s Day and lots of folks will be celebrating with dinner out. What’s your go-to for this most romantic of holidays? Tell us what’s your favorite and why in the comments below. Happy Valentine’s...

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Upcoming Events Feb. 1-9

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Feb. 1 FeBREWary Beer Tasting, Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., 6-11 p.m. Silver Spring African American Book Discussion, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Public Presentation, Redevelopment of Park and Planning Headquarters Property, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 Jazz Jam, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1-3 p.m. Takoma Park: Sanctuary City — Then & Now, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 3 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1:45-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 Leo’s Run/Walk 5K...

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