The Week's Best


March 18, 2004


Annapolis celebrates Maryland Day (the state's 370th birthday) this weekend with events ranging from lessons on the state's symbols to visiting a real skipjack. page 30


The Vines' guitarist Patrick Matthews talks about the band's newest album, Winning Days, which was recorded at a studio called Bearsville, near Woodstock. page 23


Silver Spring actor Justin Pereira's first starring role was in a local production of Oliver! Now the 12-year-old has the title role in the touring production of the show, which comes to the Lyric Wednesday. page 12


Washington's Eastern Market is a place where vendors of art, fresh food and flowers have offered their wares for decades. page 20


Bill Stevenson, co-owner of the Tattoo Museum on Eastern Avenue, says a little ink is not an uncommon souvenir for visitors to the Baltimore area. The museum houses exhibits on tattoing, as well as a tattoo studio. page 28


Who: Former New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight

What: Plays a solo concert after teen-age crooner-heartthrob Jerry Reid warms up the crowd.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Funk Box, 10 E. Cross St.

Why: Because there's nothing quite like watching an artist continue to attempt to salvage a solo career from his decades-ago boy-band success.

Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door

Information: Call 410-625-2000 or visit

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