Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday News 'N Notes

There's a full slate of events scheduled in Downtown Silver Spring this Saturday. For starters, the Fenton Street Market has its second and final iteration of 2008 beginning at 9AM. If, like me, you have suffered through many sleepless nights of regret after not purchasing the cat vest the last around time, perhaps it will still be available tomorrow.

A few blocks away, the South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association will be throwing its annual block party beginning at 1. There will be over 50 vendors plus food, music, etc. Here's some photos from last year's event.

At 2, there's also a walking tour of local businesses courtesy of Buy Local Silver Spring. Hopefully the tour will not stop at each hair salon, or it could last months. Just remember that if you do go on the tour, "local" does not by default mean "good". I will refrain from giving examples, but if you've read this blog before you probably know what I'm talking about.

This got me to thinking - I'd love to rent an old school bus and give a Silver Spring Reality Tour, à la Kramer. Perhaps more on this another time...

For better or worse, however, I will miss all of the above, being that I will be out of town for the next week or so. I've scheduled one Zombie Walk-related post for next week, but other than that I'll be pretty much incommunicado during that time.

As usual, I will leave a small clue as to where my whereabouts. First one to answer correctly gets cake.

If I've already told you, you are not permitted to answer. Also, the cake is a lie.


Dan Reed said...

Is that the Barcelona Pavilion or other work by Mies?

And it should be mentioned that I'm cohosting the tour tomorrow afternoon, much as I enjoy knocking local businesspeople who pour tons of money and effort into their work, be it a pirate-themed tavern or hair and nail salon. We'll be stopping at a variety of local businesses, all of which are not only good but awesome. And it'll last about an hour, giving y'all time to enjoy the rest of your afternoon in Silver Spring. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Sligo said...

Dan, shouldn't you be giving walking tours of Burtonsville strip malls?

Silver Spring: Then and Again said...

You don't need to go to Barcelona to see Mies. Just Metro down to where I work at 9th & G to see his MLK Library.

Melanie said...

You can't miss the MLK library, it looks like most of K street only squat and more depressing if that's possible. Have fun on Las Ramblas, I believe Ellsworth owes it a dept, maybe?

Silver Spring: Then and Again said...

Ah, but MLK houses the homeless during the day...the K Street office buildings don't!

WashingtonGardener said...

So what was the Mrs K emergency last week?

Also ANYONE go to Magical MoCo? How come not one area bloggers has reports or photos? Or did I miss a link? I was in NC so missed it and I needs more local infusion update.

Sligo said...

Re: Magical Moco

I wasn't around that day.

Tina & Drew said...

Screw the cake - the companion cube is where it's at!

Mike said...

Looks like part of the interior of Falling Water, though it's been a while since I've been there.

Anonymous said...

Woodsider here: I say it's the Phillip Johnson glass house in New Canaan, CT

Anonymous said...

Woodsider again: Dan is right, it's the 1989 rebuilt German Pavilion for the Barcelona Exposition (often called the Barcelona Pavilion)

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