Carl Thomas brings a grown-up, rich vocal sound to his sophomore album, Let's Talk About It. page 25
More than 250 years after Reynolds Tavern opened in Annapolis, the building is home to Sly Fox Pub, as well as a tea room and an inn. page 20
Nickelodeon's animated hit Dora the Explorer turns live in "Dora the Explorer Live!: Search for the City of Lost Toys," opening Wednesday at the Hippodrome. page 33
The classical-music lover has almost unlimited choices this weekend -- and next week, barrier-breaking cellist Matt Haimovitz (pictured) performs with the Miro Quartet at An die Musik. page 12
You'll slow down during a visit to Oxford -- not only is the speed limit lower there, but the pace is decidedly calm, too. page 16
PICK OF THE WEEK
What: The opening of the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Why: You can attend the 10 a.m. opening party and then check out the new center without paying admission.
The museum features interactive exhibits on everything from global warming to DNA science .
Tickets: After opening day, regular admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for seniors, active duty military and students ages 5-18.
Information: The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences is at 500 Fifth St. N.W. (at the corner of 6th and E streets) Washington. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily except Tuesdays and some major holidays. Call 202-334-1201 or visit www.koshland-science-museum.org.