Today's image is titled mercury and was photographed by Thom Jones.
This photo shows the front windows of the Mercury Restaurant Lounge, on East Mifflin Street just of the Square, complete with a reflection of the Capitol Point condos. The Mercury, which specializes in Greek food as well as an array of soups and sandwiches, also serves as a venue for spinning and stage antics. DJ CIA typically plays soul, hip-hop and R&B at the lounge on Tuesdays and Fridays, while DJ Ohm takes over with soul, funk and hip-hop on Mondays.
The café also is a second home for the Mercury Players Theater (MySpace), a 12-year-old company based next door at the Bartell which focuses on "innovative works that challenge views on society, art and human nature." One of its latest projects is Short Shorts/Hot Pants, a series of one- and three-page productions written by local playwrights, all staged in the Mercury Lounge. One of these free "theater in a bar" performances will be staged tonight, Tuesday, June 26, at 8 p.m.
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