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Weekend's Best Bets

Mar 23, 2012 09:09PM ● By Anonymous

If you're going to be on the western side of the Bay, consider heading to the Annapolis Maritime Museum. On Saturday, they're hosting the second annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning. There, you'll be able to get your fill of raw and roasted oysters, and check out some fun contests and exhibits. Sly 45 and the appropriately named Oyster Boys will be on hand to entertain you throughout the day.

Looking for a little classical music? You're in luck. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony on Friday and Saturday.  The program includes Dymiotis' "Suite for Strings," Martin's "Concerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, Percussion, and Strings," and, of course, Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 3, Scottish." British pianist and musicologist Dr. Rachel Franklin of the University of Maryland will lead a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.

If you consider yourself a history buff, then you'll definitely want to hop in the car this weekend.  Friday through Sunday,  the Maryland Day Celeberation will higlight a laundry list of historical ‘must-sees,’ stretching from our state capital down to Southern Anne Arundel County. Most exhibits are free--a few charge a nominal $1 fee.  Plus, many of the centuries-old landmarks have extended their hours for this weekend's special event.  

Two more quick notes--brides should clear their schedules for Historic Inns of Annapolis' Bridal Fair on Sunday, and shopaholics will want to head downtown throughout the weekend for the Annapolis Business Association's March Madness.

If, however, you're going to find yourself on the Eastern Shore, then you'll definitely want to make your way to Talbot County. Sunday kicks off Talbot Restaurant Week with the popular tasting event, Celebrate Talbot! Sample Sip and Savor at The Oaks in Royal Oak.

Then, throughout next week, the county will offer visitors and locals alike the chance to see the most contemporary trends in gourment dining. Eateries in Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford, Tilghman Island, and Trappe will all serve up their finest.

But, if you're just looking to kick back, have a few brews, and watch some bball, we've got you covered. Check out our list of regional March Madness specials here.

Alexandra Bertrand contributed to this post.