Category: Entertainment

Zombies to lurch through Silver Spring Saturday night

Zombies invade Silver Spring, as shown in this photo taken at a previous Zombie Walk. Photo by Mike Diegel. Zombies live. At least, for one night in Silver Spring. The 2016 Silver Spring Zombie Walk is back this Saturday, Oct. 29, complete with movie and after party. Participating zombies will gather from 7-9 p.m. at Denizen’s Brewing Company and Arts Alley at 1115 East-West Highway. The walk itself will wind through downtown Silver Spring to the AFI Silver Theatre, where they can take in a 10 p.m. showing of “Night of the Creeps.” The after-party starts at 11 p.m....

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Book talks at Busboys and [email protected]

Roger Friedman, Ph.D, hosted a book launch event in Takoma. Photo by Heidi Lewis. Guest post by Heidi Lewis Busboys and [email protected] wears many hats—restaurant/café/bar/event space/bookstore/spoken word/performance venue. Sunday evening, it donned its bookstore hat when longtime Capitol View Park resident Roger Friedman, Ph.D, hosted the Maryland book launch event for “Tower Sniper: The Terror of America’s First Active Shooter on Campus,” drawing a crowd of about 50 in the cafe’s private event space, which is named in honor of Nicolás Guillén, a Cuban poet, activist, and writer. The book, co-written by Friedman with Monte Akers and Nathan Akers, is...

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Gandhi Brigade to premiere new documentary

Graphic courtesy Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will premiere its new documentary “To Serve and Protect?” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Silver Spring Civic Center. The film is an examination of the use of force and police accountability; a panel discussion with Q&A will follow. Participants in the Gandhi Brigade’s summer program considered a number of different topics to focus on before deciding to pursue this project. “We voted on this one because it was the most relevant to the times and there was a lot of discussion going on about police accountability,” said...

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It Seemed Crazy at the Time

Ray Barry in his office above the AFI Silver Theatre. Photo by Mike Diegel The first time Ray Barry saw the Silver Theatre his reaction was not good. He saw dead animals, mold, water and more in a theater surrounded by empty storefronts. But he had been asked by the American Film Institute, where he had worked since 1980, to lead an exploration of the possibility of moving AFI from the Kennedy Center to downtown Silver Spring. “When the county first came to talk to us about it, it seemed insane,” he said. “It seemed like ‘you must be...

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