Friday, March 04, 2011

Friday News 'N Notes

- Time is running out to skate our new ice rink - its final day of operation this season is next Sunday. Rink management: perhaps you could provide some larger-sized training buckets for adults next winter? Uh, not that I would need one or anything...


- The Silver Spring Fillmore is coming along quite nicely and is still on schedule for a fall opening. (And by "on schedule", I of course mean years later than it ought to have been...) It's only a matter of time now before Jay-Z concertgoers will be terrorizing The Community!


On that subject, I do have to issue a small mea culpa: at the time the supposed threat of a hypothetical Jay-Z concert was a real topic of discussion on local message boards, I scoffed at the idea that he would ever play a smaller venue like the Fillmore. Turns out, he actually did perform at a different Fillmore earlier that same month, so my bad. Of course, Silver Spring is not Miami.

To get regular construction updates and to view more photos, be sure to like the Fillmore's unofficial Fillmore Silver Spring Facebook fan page.

- The Fenton Street Market is scheduled to return April 30th, and as was the case at the conclusion of last season, it will take place on Veterans Plaza each Saturday. Before the full market returns there will be two other FSM-related events taking place on the Plaza: The Silver Spring Bling Handmade Jewelry Expo on Saturday, April 9th and the Kids Fest and Rock-N-Romp, held a week later on the 16th.

- If you haven't already, there's still time to take advantage of this week's Living Social deal offering two movie tickets from Fandango for just $9. Tickets for shows at the Majestic 20 can be purchased through Fandango, and considering the regular $22 cost of two adult passes at this theater, nine bucks is a bargain. (Note that unfortunately the coupon isn't redeemable for tickets to the "IMAX Experience".)

- More on Cake Love's move and FroZenYo's impending arrival from The Gazette.

- And finally, check out the caption on the photo attached to this story. I can't say I've ever seen this error made in reverse. Perhaps it's time for someone in Florida to start a blog entitled "Silver Springs, Plural"...





11 comments:

Thayer-D said...

If Jay-Z comes to our humble rail-road suburb, it's be the proudest day of this lil'silver springer.
I can't wait for New Order either!

Anonymous said...

If the Montgomery College Arts Center can bring in Aretha Franklin, I'm confident the Fillmore can bring in Jay-Z. I wouldn't care to go to the concert, but I'd probably head to Colesville just to see the hilarious AFI crowd/Jay-Z crowd juxtaposition. Got to love Silver Spring!

Negative Nelly said...

Do we have any idea how many people used the ice rink this winter?

Anonymous said...

"Do we have any idea how many people used the ice rink this winter?"

Good question but I would think many. Every time I passed by (weekdays and weekends) there were a good amount of people there. I also saw many kids birthday party celebrations being hq'd there, which I thought was pretty cool. Great addition to the downtown area.

FastEditing said...

I was only skimming quickly, so I couldn't figure out what "Flying Spaghetti Monster-related" events were.

Turns out FSM is Fenton Street Market. But the former could be fun, too.

Sligo said...

I wish they were Spaghetti Monster events...

Mike said...

I hadn't seen this post before putting up the reminder about the Fillmore fan page. Thanks for both the shout-out and the correction.

Sligo said...

That's funny... I thought I was getting called out.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the ice rink has to be considered a success by any indicator. Yet another example of DTSS haters being proved wrong.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know anything about the condos/apartments that are supposed to be built behind the SS Civic Building? After sitting dormant forever, there is some equipment and dirt moving going on. Just wondering if they were actually preparing to start construction or if the site is just being cleaned up because it looks horrible.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard anything about "The Ellsworth" apartments (if they're still using that name and still planning on apts), but my guess would be that they're just cleaning up the site a bit. If they are starting construction, they're doing an exceptionally poor job of building hype/interest.