The Week's Best


August 26, 2004


Take a jaunt to Stevensville and see how a guitar comes to life at the Paul Reed Smith Guitars factory. page 24


The band Sonia Dada -- named after a childhood friend of songwriter Dan Pritzker's wife -- delivers its sixth album; it's full of mostly inspired performances. page 21


The Maryland Conservatory of Music offers a celebration of Count Basie's 100th birthday in an event Saturday. page 12


What: A community open house for the new Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA at Stadium Place, with activities including rock climbing, volleyball, relay activities, ballet, face painting, a moon bounce and more.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

When: 900 E. 33rd St.

Why: Because it's the first chance to celebrate the opening of the new facility on the former site of Memorial Stadium.

Admission: Free

Information: Call 410-837-9622


Timber Creek Tavern, which gave fine dining a try for the past couple of years, returns to its roots -- a menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and homey entrees. page 14


The National Gallery of Art in Washington is showcasing many masterpieces of Islamic art in the exhibit Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum. page 13

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