Editors' pick

The Island of Dreams


Editorial Review

As we write this column on Tuesday, the temperature has barely eked above freezing. We can't wait for spring to get here. In the meantime, you can take a mini-vacation -- and help a worthy charity -- tonight at Harry's Tap Room, where the Hoop Dreams Foundation is hosting "The Island of Dreams" with reggae music, an open bar, food and a silent auction. Local reggae performers Sam'O and the JFC Band are the featured performers, bringing some Trinidad flavor to Clarendon. The party lasts from 7 to 11, and tickets are $75 in advance from www.hopedreams.org or $85 at the door. All money raised goes to Hoop Dreams, which helps local youth with college scholarships, internships and other life goals.

- Fritz Hahn (February 2009)