The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

March 18, 2004

Family

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

Music

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

Stage

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

Trips

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

Scene

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

PICK OF THE WEEK

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 www.thefunkbox.com.

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