The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

April 28, 2005

Eats

Crafter's Cafe is home to tasty sandwiches and other foods -- as well as crafts sold on consignment and crafting classes. page 15

Music

Alana Davis, voted by Entertainment Weekly as the best newcomer in 1998, is back with Surrender Dorothy, a great rock-pop album on her own label, Tigress Records. page 20

Arts

The American Visionary Art Museum's Kinetic Sculpture Race takes at least 20 human-propelled creations on a 15-mile dash around the city in a race in which it doesn't pay to finish first. page 14

Trips

Berkeley Springs, W.Va., may be one of the few places whose claim to fame is that George Washington bathed there, and his visits led to the creation of one of the country's first health spas. page 24

Family

University of Maryland, College Park's version of Maryland Day isn't a celebration of its home state but rather a celebration of the school featuring events for everyone. page 27

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: Smalltimore

When: 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday

Where: Showtime Theatre, 9 W. 25th St.

Why: Because this is your chance to see your story on stage. Tomorrow, the Living Room Company will present a variety show. During intermission, theatergoers can submit true stories of life in Baltimore. Four stories will be selected and turned into 15-minute plays by four small Baltimore theaters (Living Room, Fluid Movement, Mobtown Players and Black Broadway Productions). The playlets will be performed Saturday.

Admission: $10 each night (or $5 Saturday with a program from Friday's show)

Information: Call 240-446-6703 or visit www.missiontix.com.

-- J. Wynn Rousuck

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