Weekend's Best Bets
Feb 24, 2012 06:19PM
● By Anonymous
If you're going to be in Annapolis, head to St. John's tomorrow morning. In honor of the 75th anniversary of its "New Program," the school is hosting a classics version of its Saturday Seminars.
Following registration and a continental breakfast, St. John's tutor David Townshend will present an introduction to St. John's seminars, and president Chirs Nelson will discuss the value and relevance of a liberal education. Then, attendees will break to go to their respective seminars. Room assignments will be given on check-in.
The seminars from which you can choose are endless. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an overstatement. But there are a lot. You can register to discuss Augustine's Confessions Books I-V, Shakespeares's Othello, Swift's Gulliver's Travels Part IV, and lots, lots more. Seriously cool.
To find out more and register, head to the Saturday Seminars website.
If, however, you're going to be on the Shore, I suggest making your way to Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. On Friday and Saturday, the school is hosting the National Outdoor Show.
With attractions such as duck calling, oyster shucking, beauty pageants, and even muskrat skinning (yes, muskrat skinning), the event educates locals and visitors alike about Dorchester County's rich and unique culture. Now in its 67th year, the show recognizes the county's resources, and draws attention to the talents of the folks who live there.
Click here for more info, including directions and a full schedule of events.
Looking for something stimulating and soothing? Go to the Music Center at Strathmore.
On Saturday, the National Philharmonic will present Johann Sebastian Bach's celebrated Brandenburg Concertos. Each of the six pieces focuses on a different instrumental combination. The appealing Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 features soloists on violin, flute, oboe, and trumpet with strings and basso continuo. In the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, though, his seemingly unusual combination of a violin and pair of flutes offers spectrum of musical effects.
To find out more, visit the event site.