The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

August 26, 2004

Trips

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

Music

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

Stage

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

PICK OF THE WEEK

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

Eats

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

Art

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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