The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

December 02, 2004

Arts

Edna Emmet turns the focus of her paintings to Inanna, a goddess of the ancient Sumerians. page 14

Stage

A performance by the Concert Artists of Baltimore includes a piece by 19th century, late-romantic Austrian composer Anton Bruckner paired with 20th- and 21st-century postmodernist American composer John Adams. page 12

Scene

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse, a new venture run by a 15-person collective, has opened on St. Paul Street. page 26

Trips

Berlin -- the one in Maryland, of course -- gears up for the holiday season during its annual Victorian Christmas weekend. page 24

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: he Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Maryland State Boychoir and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featuring vocalist Susan Egan, perform music from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. John Mauceri conducts.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.

Why: Because the chance to hear the ethereal music from the award-winning films performed live doesn't come around every day.

Tickets: $25-$59.50.

Information: 410-783-8000.

Eats

Catonsville's Jennings Cafe is practically frozen in time, having been run by three generations of the same family since 1958. Another longtime fixture is Peggy Bailey, who's been at the restaurant for about 20 years and was named "Baltimore's best waitress" by Zagat's. page 15

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