Thursday, October 4, 2012

Way Back When Bethesda And Now

Bethesda. The parking sucks.  A lot of the old places are gone, and the sky scrapers that loom over the corner where the old Hot Shoppes was render the place unrecognizable to me. I freely admit that I feel more at home with what was rather than what is. And I'm not over losing places like the Psyche Delly, the Red Fox Inn and Shakey's Pizza. (I'm not sure they make them as hokey as Shakey's anymore, but it might have been the first place I had a beer. I was underaged of course, and served a pitcher. )


But back to now.

"Taste of Bethesda" happens this Saturday. Look for loads of free music all afternoon. 
And food. Lots of food. (If there's one thing Bethesda is known for now it's an astounding number of eateries.) Plus a Metro stop offsets that parking thing. 

I'm in.

Here's the music schedule:

Fairmont Avenue Stage
11am        Adrian Duke (Jazz)
1:30pm     Lloyd Dobler Effect (Rock)

St. Elmo Avenue Stage
11:15am    Signature Live (R&B/Soul)
1:45pm      King Soul (Southern Soul)

Cordell Avenue Stage
11:15am    JCJ Band (Latin)
1:45pm      Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Norfolk Avenue Stage
11am         Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble (Folk)
12pm         Jayantika Dance Company (Indian)
1pm           Tepua Hio Hio Polynesian Entertainment
2pm           Farafina Kan Junior Company (African)
3pm           Culture Shock; Afta Shock (Hip-hop)

Veterans Park
11am        The Village Jazz Band (Dixiland Jazz)
1:30pm     ilyAIMY (Folk Rock/Alternative)

1 comment:

  1. when Shakey's closed they auctioned off some stuff from the interior... a friend of mine bought two old photographs
    on of the C&O the other of the intersection of Wisconsin Ave and Old Georgetown\East-west Hightway

    great memories..
    I remember walking home from school and getting glasses of water from the bar stool diner in the People's drugs that is now the Metro