Thursday, April 26, 2007

Friday Intelli-date Night in Silver Spring

According to a story the week before last in the Washington Post, the trend (at least in New York City) is "intellidating" -- couples meeting at the public library, museums, and galleries for lectures and debates on politics, art, and humanities. Evidently, intelligence is the new sexy. For your next date, consider:

Friday, May 4
Kefa Cafe
963 Bonifant St. in downtown Silver Spring

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Start your intellectual-cultural date night with a Coffeehouse Chat on art, politics, and culture
in our neighborhood with Congressman Albert Wynn and Gaines Clore Wynn. He's a Member of Congress; she's a painter with a studio in Mt. Rainier and a leadership volunteer with community-based arts and social service organizations. We'll ask them about their (literal) marriage of politics and the arts, her artwork, and their thoughts about the exploding cultural community in Silver Spring.

Afterwards, you could continue your date and drive over to Mayorga to check out Ocio Quartet, featuring Silver Spring reed player and JAG lawyer Marty Hindel, who played Space 7:10 earlier this year. Ocio Quartet will play until 9:30 p.m. No cover charge.
Mayorga Coffee Factory
8040 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
(Free valet parking next to the restaurant)