Hipp Cafe, compared to the Hippodrome, which it's attached to, is modest, but its food, service and decor are well thought-out. Page 14
As the Columbia Festival of the Arts comes to a close, check out concerts, dance performances and comedy. Page 13
Director and writer Tad Janes explains how a B-52's song inspired him to write a musical revolving around the group's music, including "Love Shack," "Rock Lobster" and the titular track, "Planet Claire." Page 12
The Beastie Boys return to a Paul's Boutique-era sound on To The Five Boroughs, the group's first album in six years. Page 22.
Hoboken, N.J., offers more than just Sinatra-stalgia (although that's definitely on the menu): cultural events, arts festivals, good eats and great views of New York City are all available there. Page 24.
Pick of the week:
What: The 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Ukulele Invitational
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave.
Why: Because you'll see (and hear) this tiny instrument in all its plucky glory - from dance-accompanied sets laid down by traditional Polynesian bands to jazzy, swing-influenced and even poppy numbers provided by local acts such as the Flea Stompers and the Awkward Sounds of Scott and Skizz.
Admission: $8 for members and students, $12 for non-member adults and $5 for kids.
Information: Call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creativealliance.org.