Kiss Cafe manages an interesting balance of booze and billiards as well as comfort food in a cozy atmosphere. page 14.
The Taxidermy Lodge event at the Talking Head draws crowds to the dance floor every Monday night. page 26.
January and February are among the best months to visit the Smithsonian, as colder weather keeps visitors away and the annual influx of schoolkids on spring trips has yet to begin. page 18.
PICK OF THE WEEK
What: "90 Minute Copyist's Contest," where adults have 1 1/2 hours to re-create an artwork using graphite and colored pencils
When: Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets
Why: Because when was the last time you got to draw at the museum?
Information: 410-396-7100 or www.artbma.org
Kevin Devine, the main vocalist for the indie rock band Miracle of 86, has just released his second solo effort, Make the Clocks Move, an introspective, organic set that has received loads of critical acclaim. page 21.
Panoramic views by Baltimore photographer David Orbock are on display at the Bendann Art Galleries in Towson. Orbock uses a specialized modern medium-format camera called the Hulcherama to capture his luminous views. page 13.