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Style on the Go: Baysox and Music

If you want to see stars before the fireworks, check out the rehersal for
If you want to see stars before the fireworks, check out the rehersal for "A Capitol Fourth" tomorrow on the Capitol's West Lawn. (Ricky Carioti -- The Washington Post)
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By Lavanya Ramanathan
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Every year, it's the same for us on the Fourth of July: Eat perfectly acceptable barbecue, set off fireworks, act super-apologetic when the cops show up.

With so many folks granted a reprieve from work tomorrow, why not stretch your Independence Day rituals to a whole two days?

-- The Bowie Baysox offer an annual game and fireworks for the holiday -- and the tickets are a steal. The game is against the Akron Aeros, followed by the fireworks.

$6-$14. Friday at 6:05 p.m. Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-464-4865 or visit

-- The "Capitol Fourth" concert is always a big deal on Independence Day. But it's an open secret that the dress rehearsal the night before is a great time to see the celebs. Head to the West Lawn of the Capitol tomorrow instead of Saturday; the rehearsal runs from 8 to 10:30 p.m. (Gates open at 3 p.m.) The acts include Aretha Franklin, Natasha Bedingfield -- and Barry "I Wanna Do It With You" Manilow (though the likelihood of him playing that number is pretty much nil).

For details about "A Capitol Fourth," visit

-- Also tomorrow, Loda, 88 Music's regular event in Silver Spring, pulls out the grill and gets the electronic music pumping at 7 p.m. (while there's still daylight!). Ray Casil is first up on the Gallery lounge's patio; inside, find Bear Who? and Juan Zapata and others spinning till the wee hours of Saturday morning.

$5 before 10 p.m.; $10 from 10 p.m. to midnight; $15 after that. 7 p.m.-close tomorrow. Gallery, 1115 East West Hwy., Silver Spring. 301-589-2555 or

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