The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

December 11, 2003

Eats

Roly Poly and Coffee Coffee join Suzie's Soba in the Munsey, the upscale apartment building on Calvert Street that was once the home of the Equitable Trust Company. Now it's home to a variety of rolled sandwiches, both hot and cold, and a ton of flavored coffee drinks and baked goods. page 16.

Music

Gospel singer Ann Nesby, who performs songs from her new album Saturday at the Birchmere in Alexandria, switches, flips and blends the secular and the spiritual. page 25.

Stage

The Royal Shakespeare Company brings The Taming of the Shrew, a classic tale of the battle of the sexes, to the Kennedy Center, paired with its little-known sequel, The Tamer Tamed. page 15.

DVDs

The new Alien Quadrilogy set brings nearly 70 hours of material about the films to the small screen. page 10.

Trips

Altoona, Pa., home to the world-famous (at least to railroad buffs) Horseshoe Curve, is on track to celebrate the holidays with events this weekend. page 22.

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: The Save the Zoo Walk-a-Thon

Where: The Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park

When: Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Why: Because the 1-mile fun walk for all ages raises operating capital for the zoo, which is facing some pretty serious financial woes.

Registration: Early registration (through tomorrow) is $25 for age 12 to adult, $12 for kids 2-11 and $90 for families. Walk-day registration is $30 for 12 to adult, $15 for kids 2-11 and $100 for families. Register at Charm City Run (2045 York Road, Timonium; 410-561-3570) through tomorrow.

Information: www.baltimorezoo.org or www.charmcityrun.com

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