The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

November 06, 2003

Trips

A visit to Alexandria's many historic sites and shops shows that the city's early devotion to preservation has paid off. page 22.

Scene

Amateur and semi-pro DJs get a chance to hone their skills and show off their style at Shorty's Martini Bar and Lounge. The Highlandtown bar sponsors a weekly DJ contest. page 32.

Music

Joss Stone's The Soul Sessions is the real deal -- even though she's only 16, and British. page 25.

Eats

If you've always wanted to eat a hamburger in the shadow of Madonna's torpedo-shaped bustier, then the Hard Rock Cafe is for you. The atmosphere is fun, and the food's pretty good, too. page 16.

Art

Luis Perez Espinosa's art -- on display at Gallery International -- is so much fun, it's subversive. page 12.

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: King of the Castle 2003, the first ever statewide drag-king competition. The event will peg four contestants against each other in categories such as talent, club wear and evening wear. They'll even be asked a pageant-style question as part of the fun.

Where: The Hippo, 1 W. Eager St.

When: Tomorrow at 9 p.m.

Details: Admission is $28 for a table of four or $6 for individual tickets. Contest applications are available at the bar. For more information, call the club at 410-547-0069.

-- Sarah Schaffer

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