The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

May 27, 2004

Scene

Balticon 38 gives science fiction and fantasy fans a chance to gather for symposiums, costume parties, game-playing, art shows and theater performances. page 27

Outside

The 19th annual Sowebo Arts Festival at the historic Hollins Street Market includes dance performances, interactive art opportunities for kids and an art show in the local Carriage House. page 30

Eats

Jimmy's in Fells Point is no foie gras joint, but that's OK -- the menu's filled with such favorites as pork-heavy breakfasts, malty milkshakes and traditional meatloaf sandwiches. page 18

Family

The Maryland Science center unveils its renovations and new exhibits with a series of events this weekend, ranging from parachutists landing on the promenade to a laser light show. page 28

Stage

The musical Bat Boy, inspired by a feature in the Weekly World News tabloid, sounds like it would be about blood and gore, but director Terry J. Long says it's ultimately about heart. page 12

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: Orpheum Film Series on bicycles

When: Wednesday; bar opens at 7 p.m., film screens at 8 p.m.

Where: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave.

Why: Because you can check out three documentaries about bikes in the United States -- and the series continues next Wednesday as well with films about bikes in Cuba.

Tickets: $3 if you ride your bike, $5 if you don't.

Information: 410-276-1651 or www.creativealliance.org

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