Editors' pick

The Island of Dreams

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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)