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Sailing, Singing, Winning, and Sipping

Jun 11, 2015 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren

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These events celebrate sailing ships, singing music, and sipping whisky! The French Frigate, Hermoine stops at the Annapolis port next week for public tours. That’s A Wrap! What’s Up? Re-Cap reviews Florence + The Machine’s spectacular performance at Merriweather. Feeling Lucky? Enter for your chance to win tickets to Eastport A Rockin’! Explore the tastes of a Whisky Dinner hosted by Fishpaws Marketplace and Nick Crutchfield, Master of Whisky at Carrol’s Creek Cafe.

The French Frigate, Hermione

The French Frigate, Hermione, was a concorde class frigate of the French Navy. The ship is stopping at the Annapolis port Tuesday, June 16th through Wednesday, June 17th. Public tours are available from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the 16th and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the 17th. As the Hermione moves up the Eastern seaboard, it will be accompanied by a range of pier side activities. The Hermione Voyage 2015 is part of an expansive outreach program with cultural events, exhibitions, and educational programs that celebrate the trip and mark its progress. A robust digital activation for the voyage expands the reach of the project to millions of people. After the ship launches from Annapolis, it will continue its voyage traveling to Philadelphia, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Nova Scotia, and finally land in France. For more information visit

Following is a link to the feature article from the June issue of What’s Up? Annapolis Magazine by Contributing Writer, Ellen Moyer, former Mayor of Annapolis, which details the history of Lafayette’s ship.

Read the article here

That’s A Wrap! What’s Up? Re-Cap: Florence + The Machine

Photo courtesy of Florence + The Machine.
Fearless and spectacular British Singer/Songwriter, Florence + The Machine performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, June 9th in support of her latest album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful.

Florence spoke during the show about how she was happy to be back performing in the states, “I’m very grateful to the U.S. for all the support you’ve given me since the very beginning. I’m happy to be back, especially at this venue.” She went on to explain that it was during her last performance at Merriweather where her latest song, the title track of her new album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful began in its nebulous stages…

Read the full review by Melissa Lauren here.

Win Tickets to Eastport a Rockin' 2015

We've got tickets to Eastport a Rockin' that can be yours! But first, we need to make sure you know the meaning of a fun here are the rules:

How to Qualify to Win:

• Submit one photo of yourself that shows us you know how to have fun in our local community (at a concert, local festival/event, boating event, etc).

• Information to include: your first name, last name, contact email, the location of event, and name and description of event.

• Submissions must be sent to with the subject line "Eastport a Rockin Giveaway" by Tuesday, June 16th.

• Each winner will receive a pair of tickets. Winners will be contacted via email and must be available to pick up the tickets at the What's Up? Media office before 3pm Friday, June 19th. 

• All photos submitted will be posted to our Facebook page

Eastport a Rockin' Details:

When: June 20, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: On Back Creek and Second Street in Eastport

Explore The World of Whiskies Dinner

Presented by Fishpaws Marketplace, Carrol’s Creek Café, 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403, Tuesday, June 16th, 6:30 p.m., $85, RSVP by June 12th, 410-647-7363,

Explore The World of Whiskies Dinner Presented by Fishpaws Marketplace at Carrol’s Creek Café will feature the whiskies of North America with guest speaker, Nick Crutchfield, Master of Whisky.

The menu includes:

Waffle Bites with Chicken and Citrus Powdered Sugar
Olde George Cocktail
George Dickel White Whisky, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice and Cherry Simple Syrup, soda and an orange float

Roasted Golden Beet and Toasted Barley Salad
Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary (limited)

Caribbean Pork Napoleon
Pulled Pork layered with Anson Mills Corn Bread and Smashed Plantains
Crown Royal Select Single Barrel (limited)

Flash Fried & Grilled Spiced Quail on a bed of Kale with a Blackberry Shrub
Orphan Barrel Whisky Distilling Forged Oak 15 Year (limited)

Glazed Leg of Venison served with Roasted Purple Fingerling Potatoes
IW Harper 15 Year Old Bourbon

Tart Tatin with Crown Royal Black Label Caramel Sauce
Crown Royal Regal Apple

More Events Taking Place This Weekend

Anne Arundel County

Rock the Dock 2015 Presented by the Annapolis Rotaract Club, Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, Thursday, June 11th, 6 -10 p.m. $40-50,
Annapolis Rotaract Club's signature event will benefit Sarah's House. Sarah's House offers temporary housing and transitional housing for residents of Anne Arundel County. Enjoy live music by The Shatners, oysters, local BBQ, and appetizers. There will also be a photo booth, games, raffles, and silent auctions prizes.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Infinity Theatre Company, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis, MD 21409, Saturday, June 13th, 8 p.m., $20-40, 877-501-8499,
From the opening chords of vintage Rockabilly to gentle songs of love and deep faith, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. Take a journey into the music of one of the greatest musicians in American history. This unique musical explores love, faith, success, and struggle, using the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash, as well as the story of Johnny’s romance with fellow performer June Carter Cash. Featuring his most memorable songs, this production celebrates the life of “The Man in Black” with his trademark strength, humor, and honesty.

The Hunts, Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Tuesday, June 16th, $12, 410-268-4545,
The Hunts are a Virginia based sibling band (twin sisters and their five brothers) with a harmony-laced take on folk-pop that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal. Ranging from ages 17 to 25, the seven brothers and sisters collaborate to create a sophisticated sound that blends a fresh sensibility with elements of Americana and Indie-inspired Folk. With their new album, Those Younger Days, this tour gives present and future fans the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse into the stunning record.

Eastern Shore

Eating St. Michaels, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663, Friday, June 12th, 2 -5 p.m., 410-635-4130,
The Eastern Shore’s popular food tour group, EatingSt.Michaels, EatingEaston, and the newly created EatingCambridge blends culture, food, history, and a walking adventure as a way to experience the wonders of the unique towns and communities of the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland while spending one-on-one time with chefs and restaurateurs. Each three hour tour is led by experienced tour guides who are also history and food buffs. A minimum of four restaurants participate in the tour providing a taste and a sip of their signature cuisines and drinks. Local distilleries, breweries, and culinary specialty stores also partner with the tours.

20th Annual Pro-Am Rockfish Tournament, Rock Hall Harbor, Rock Hall, MD 21661, Friday, June 12th through Sunday, June 14th, Times and prices vary, 410-216-6610,
Proudly boast a big fish story when you participate in the 20th Annual Pro-Am Rockfish Tournament. Go fish 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Second Saturday Art Walk, Downtown Cambridge, Cambridge, MD 21613, Saturday, June 13th, 5 -9 p.m., Free, 443-477-0843,
Shops and galleries stay open until at least 8 p.m. with specials, free nibbles, and more. Every Second Saturday of the month, 5 -9 p.m., on the 300 block of High Street, 500 block of Poplar Street, and 400 block of Race Street.


HonFest, Saturday, Falls Road and 36th Street, Hampden (Bawlmer, Hon!), 21211, June 13th, 11 a.m. -10 p.m, and Sunday, June 14th, 12 -6 p.m.,
Dress to impress from Beehive to kitten heels at Honfest! HonFest is an annual celebration in honor of historic working-women of Baltimore who use the term of endearment. HonFest gives local storeowners the opportunity to spill-out onto the sidewalk and showcase their wares. Enjoy great music, hon! Performers include: Pressing Strings, Sweet Leda, the Hypnotic Panties (pictured), Caleb Stine & The Music Lovers, Saving Apollo, Hymn for Her, and more!

American Visionary Art Museum’s Kinetic Sculpture Race, American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230, Sunday, June 14th, 11 a.m., Free,
From the American Visionary Art Museum, the Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race is a 15-mile race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art, designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep harbor waters. The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots a.k.a. "Kinetinauts”.


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