The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

August 12, 2004

EATS

Sun Moon & Stars, in a sterile Owings Mills office park, could have been a run-of-the-mill deli, but instead, most dishes offer remarkable flavor. Page 15

FAMILY

What better way to end a Sunday drive than with ice cream? Check out LIVE's guide to some places that offer fresh, homemade and positively addictive treats that are worth the trip. Page 18

STAGE

The Phantom of the Opera star Gary Mauer takes on the title role in the national tour after playing the role of Raoul on Broadway. Page 19

MUSIC

Rick James, who died last week at age 56, is remembered for more than just his hit "Super Freak." Page 21

TRIPS

Merion, Pa., is a quiet suburb of Philadelphia, but it's home to the Barnes Foundation, a collection of thousands of piece of fine art. Page 24

Pick of the week:

What: The Enchantment of Dreams

When: Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m., with a 30-minute talk by composer Cary John Franklin and librettist Michael Patrick Albano an hour before each performance.

Where: Round House Theatre at the corner of East-West Highway (Route 410 West) and Waverly Street, Bethesda.

Why: Because the opportunity to see a world-premiere children's opera does not come around often.

Tickets: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 202-228-3465 or e-mail education@dc-opera.org to make reservations.

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