Every farmer at Takoma Park Farmers Market has at least one thing in common: they cultivate their crops and raise their meats within 125 miles of Takoma Park. That's part of the criteria to be included in this market, which is organized by folks who want their local food to actually come from local sources.
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Laurel Avenue, these farmers line up behind booths stocked with their seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs and gourmet cheese, and fresh baked goods. This year, the market hosts two pop-up guests each week, such as local breweries or distilleries. Check out the specialty vendors and explore the rest of the Takoma Park Farmers Market this Sunday. It runs year-round, so you have ample opportunities to visit.
If you're a fan of indie artists who haven't hit the mainstream radio stations yet, The Fillmore in Silver Spring can introduce you to a few new ones. This intimate music venue can hold a couple thousand fans, but it feels like less given the setup of the space, a mix of standing room, high-top tables and stools, and traditional theater seating—depending on the vibe of the show.
Check out the upcoming schedule for a show that suits your tastes. On Saturday, April 28th, The Wildflowers headline BIG100's Throwback Bash, a tribute band that pays homage to the tunes of Tom Petty. On Tuesday, May 22nd, early-2000s rockers New Found Glory hit the stage with Bayside, The Movielife, and William Ryan Key. You'll also see a handful of bigger names on the upcoming itinerary, like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on Sunday, June 17th.Read More
You've probably heard of farm-to-table restaurants, but have you ever been to a nose-to-tail eatery? If the answer is no, then you're past due to check out Urban Butcher. It boasts an in-house butchery team that meticulously prepares all of the meat, including the signature rib steak. They dry-age the steaks for at least 60 days (sometimes more) and then grill them over a crackling fire to bring out their innate flavors.
Come by for happy hour to taste what the butcher and chef team can do at Urban Butcher. The happy hour Meat Cellar board is only $12, but it'll take your taste buds on a tour of the larger menu. It comes with two cured meats, two types of salami, one pate, and one cheese. Beef empanadas, Butcher's meatballs, and the Butcher's burger present a few other options if you want to taste the artfully prepared meats. Add a $6 cocktail, like a lavender margarita or a draft beer, for the full happy hour experience. Happy hour runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and all day Sunday.
A scary clown. A lethal epidemic. A creepy spirit. These are the opponents you'll have to outsmart at the Big Escape Room. If you don't, you won't escape the room and earn bragging rights. Of course, the experience will strengthen bonds between friends, family, and coworkers, so it's really a win-win either way.
Big Escape Room in Silver Spring boasts three distinct experiences, none of them for the faint of heart. The most difficult to escape is "Outbreak." In this room, you're plunged into a post-apocalyptic Silver Spring where you'll have to solve riddles and crack clues in order to save the human race from extinction. The second-most difficult scenario, "Pharoah," tasks you with clearing a vengeful ghost out of a museum before it debuts a new exhibit showing off her crown jewels. Then the "Clown" room brings the creepy vibes with a clown in an abandoned circus.
Spring weather is right around the corner — finally! When the cold weather breaks, make sure to plan your next get-together at one of our three outdoor terraces, including our sky lounge with views of the city. The perfect space for a get-together, a quiet afternoon, or just to get some vitamin D. Say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to a summer glow by taking advantage of some of Central's most popular amenities!
Raise money for a good cause while also having fun and unleashing your creativity at Wine by Design's wine glass painting event on March 22. This event will be held in partnership with the ONEHOPE Foundation, an organization that aims to find new and creative ways to raise funds for various nonprofits.
The wine glass painting event invites you to paint your own keepsake wine glass while also enjoying a glass of red or white at the same time. The cost is $15 per person to participate, and 10% of the profits will go towards a TBD local charity. We hope to see you there!
A membership at Bikram Yoga Takoma Park gives you access to a lot more than hot yoga classes in one studio location. In fact, the membership gives you access to all three of their studios, including Ivy City and Riverdale Park. Go to the one most convenient to you on any given day, and take advantage of their broad class offering at all three locations.
In addition to the classic hot style of Bikram yoga, they also offer yoga Nidra, stretching therapy, and yoga retreats. Depending on where you are on any given day and what kind of class needs you have, you will find your answer at Bikram Yoga. New students can try Bikram Yoga with 30 days of unlimited classes for just $49. They also now accept payment for yoga, Nidra and other classes with Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Accounts. Visit the site to learn more.Read More
March Madness begins on March 13th, and basketball fans are ready for the action. Who will you be rooting for? How does your bracket compare? Find out at our viewing party on March 13th in Central Commons.
Nandos will be catering the viewing party with delicious game day snacks, and the indoor and outdoor viewing spaces with oversized TVs and comfy seating areas are the perfect places to view the games. You can even keep your drinks cold in our mini fridge and keep you food hot in the microwave. Looking to host your own viewing party? This space can be rented out as well!Read More
Even if you feel like you've taken your yoga practice as far as it can go, there's a final frontier left to conquer: aerial yoga at Up Yoga and Wellness. Unlike traditional mat-based yoga, aerial yoga opens up a full range of motion. Yogis hang a few feet above the ground, suspended by silk hammocks that hang from the ceiling. With the support of these soft hammocks, students can sink deeper into bends and twists, challenging their bodies to take yoga a step further.
Don't worry if you're not quite ready for aerial yoga, however. Up Yoga and Wellness boasts a large roster of traditional classes, too. Newcomers should check out Yoga Fundamentals, where they'll learn basic postures and breathing techniques. Then you can try a faster-paced class such as all-levels Vinyasa. The quick-flowing session gets the blood pumping with a fluid series of moves, all performed with a focus on safety and proper alignment. For something slower, opt for Yoga Hoga, a meditative class that incorporates elements of gentle yoga.
It's not just the mimosas that are bottomless during brunch at La Malinche. The brunch tapas also flow freely from the kitchen when you and your cohorts order the bottomless brunch for $35 per person. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., order as many family-style small plates as your stomachs can handle and wash them down with beverages like white sangria, mimosas, and house-made bloody mary's.
Order a round of the pan Catalana, which is toast topped with tomato butter, olive oil, and garlic. Balance it with something sweet, such as the house-made French toast or the sweet potato pancakes, both drizzled with warm maple syrup. Don't forget to add eggs to your brunch smorgasbord, either. Round out the feast with the tortilla con chorizo, an omelet stuffed with Spanish sausage and cheese, or the Benedictos Espanoles, a poached egg complemented by Serrano ham and hollandaise.Read More