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Celebrate Your Rad Dad!

Jun 18, 2015 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren
Celebrate your rad Dad with sports and outdoor adventure activities, good eats, and culture! Plus, Inside the Event – What’s Up? Best Of Party next Thursday, June 25th at the Loews Annapolis Hotel at 6 p.m.! And, exclusive interview with The Weepies who perform at Rams Head On Stage Monday, June 22nd at 8 p.m.!

You’re Invited!

Becca Newell, Social & Style Editor gives you an inside look at What’s Up? Media‘s Best of Party 2015: Winners Tonight, Sailor’s Delight 6 – 9 p.m. next Thursday, June 25th! Sail the wave of winners at the Best of Party as we celebrate the Best of Annapolis, Eastern Shore, and West County. Tickets are limited so get them now. More information is here

Photo Credit: Melissa Lauren

Happy Father’s Day from your friends at What’s Up? Media!

Following are some Editor’s Top Picks for sports and outdoor adventure activities, good eats, and culture that Dad is sure to love!

Matthew Reese, Dad of three kids and owner of Blk Ankr Industries, a Screen Printing & Graphic Design company ( is pictured on one of Scooter Revolution’s Vespas. Scooter Revolution is a new scooter rental company in Annapolis ( Find out about their Father’s Day Special for Scooter Rentals below…

Sports and Outdoor Adventure Activities Perfect for Dad!

Photo Credit: Tony Quinn D.C. United pictured above.

DC United vs. New England

RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003, Sunday, June 21st, 5 p.m., Prices vary, 202-587-5000,

Bowie Baysox vs. Trenton

Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716, Friday, June 19th at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 20th at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 20th at 2 p.m., Prices vary, 301-805-6000,

Nationals vs. The Pirates

Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003, Thursday, June 18th at 7 p.m., Friday, June 19th at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 20th at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 21st at 1:30 p.m. Prices vary, 202-675-6287,

Charter Fishing at Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa

4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732, Prices vary, 866-312-5596,
Find everything you need for the perfect day on the Bay, including boat slips, a tackle shop, a head boat and fishing and sailing charters. Book a six-hour, eight-hour or full party boat fishing trip and let the Bay’s most experienced captains show you where the fish are located. Your fishing charter can also include a delicious lunch option from Rod 'N' Reel restaurant.

Schooner Woodwind Sails Four Times Daily

Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., $27-44, 410-263-7837,

Twisted Creek Paddle Sports

Twisted Creek Paddle Sports offer kayak and paddleboard tours, trips and lessons are led by certified guides and instructors. 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. 443-212-8978. For more information visit

Scooter Revolution

Scooter Revolution is a new scooter rental company in Annapolis. If you book a ride in June with your Dad, you get 10% off your rental! See the city by scooter when you rent a Vespa at Scooter Revolution. Guided tours are available or you can explore along one of the loops: Pocket Parks, Neighborhoods, Historic, or Art Galleries. 1801 West Street, Suite 105B (2nd Floor), Annapolis. 410-299-2328.For more information visit  

28th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

Presented by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663, Friday, June 19th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, June 20th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, June 21st, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Prices vary, 410-745-2916,  

Annapolis Canoe & Kayak

Annapolis Canoe & Kayak rents canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. 311 Third Street, Annapolis. 410-263-2303. For more information visit  

Editor’s Top Picks for feasting during Father’s Day

Treat your Dad to delicious eats from food tours to brunches, sports bars, and sensational seafood spots – you can’t go wrong when you take your Dad to one of the Editor’s Top Picks for feasting during Father’s Day festivities.

Eating Cambridge Food Tour

Craig’s Drug Store Parking Lot, 409 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613, Sunday, June 21st, 11 a.m. $59, 410-635-4130,  

Rams Head Tavern

33 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-268-4545,  

Broadneck Grill and Cantina (Cape St. Claire Location)

1364 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis, MD 21409, 410-757-3330.  

Broadneck Grill (Edgewater Location)

74 W Central Avenue, Edgewater, MD 21037, 410-956-3366.  

Stan & Joe’s Annapolis

37 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-263-1993.  

Pusser’s Caribbean Grille

80, Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-626-0004.  

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-757-1311.  

Miss Shirley’s Café

One Park Place, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-268-5171.  

Chart House Restaurant

300 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-758-7797.  

Carrol’s Creek Café

410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-263-8102.  

Get cultured with Dad! These events rock!

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Infinity Theatre Company, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis, MD 21409, Saturday, June 20th, 8 p.m., $20-40, 877-501-8499,  

Eastport A Rockin’

Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Saturday, June 20th, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., $15 Advance; $20 at the Gate,  

Classics in the Courtyard Film

Reynold’s Tavern, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, Every Sunday now through Sunday, September 27th, 6 p.m., Free, 410-295-9555,
Outdoor Free Movie Screening on Sunday, June 21st featuring Brewmore Baltimore, a 2014 documentary chronicling the rich history of the brewing industry in Baltimore, MD, directed by Nicholas Kovacic II.  

The Book of Mormon

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20566, Thursday, June 18th through Friday, July 3rd, 7:30 p.m., $43-250, 800-444-1324,  

Shows at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis

Any of the happenings listed above make a great gift for Dad! If your Dad likes Rock N’ Roll, treat him to some tickets at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis. Some upcoming shows he will like include: Sonny Landreth, Rusted Root, Leon Russell, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Devon Allman Band, Dick Dale, Graham Nash, The Young Dubliners, and The Subdudes. For tickets visit

The Weepies, Steve and Deb Tannen 
pictured above. 
Photo Credit: Robert Sebree

The Weepies play Rams Head On Stage Monday, June 22nd at 8 p.m. What’s Up? talks with the band.

National Public Radio has been proudly playing The Weepies’ Indie Pop Music for years now. Their song, “Nobody Knows Me at All” in particular got a lot of attention. What’s Up? Community Events Editor, Melissa Lauren talks to husband and wife musical duo, Deb and Steve Tannen (The Weepies) as they discuss music therapy and medical marijuana, Deb beating stage 3 cancer, homeschooling their kids, yoga, and string theory. For tickets visit

Read the full interview here.

More Events…

Love Baltimore: Benefit Concert to Build a Better Baltimore

Presented by Easy Beats and The 8X10, The 8X10, 10 E. Cross Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, Thursday, June 18th, 7 p.m., $15, 410-625-2000,
Love Baltimore combines music and donations through local artists and Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to help raise awareness and raise funds for a better Baltimore. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. The show features: Jimi Haha (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) with DuCru, DELTAnine, Silence No More, Greg Riordan (Once Hush and Foxhole Prayers), The Evokatones, Jordan August (Jordan August Band),Troll Tribe, and Special Guest Speakers. Profits from T-Shirts will go to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.  

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival

Various Locations See Website for Details, Now through Sunday, June 21st, Times, prices, and locations vary, 410-819-0380, 
The 30th Annual Chesapeake Chamber Music (CCM) Festival in Easton continues now through Sunday, June 21st. Twenty-one artists perform at this year’s Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, including 18 returning artists, along with some newcomers to the Eastern Shore Festival scene. The Festival offers concerts, Artist Showcases, and rehearsals open to the public at no charge. The events are held in various Eastern Shore locations. Venues include such returning favorites as The Avalon Theatre, the Academy Art Museum, historic St. Paul’s Church in Centreville, Trinity Cathedral in Easton, and St. Michaels Middle-High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Two new venues, the state-of-the-art performing space at the Oxford Community Center and the Talbot Country Club, will feature special offerings.  

Juneteenth Festival

Fountain Park, Chestertown, MD 21620, Saturday, June 20th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Free,
Join the fun at Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic for its annual Juneteenth Festival on June 20th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The festival will feature a variety of music including: Gospel, Rock, Blues, Soul, and Folk culminating with a Jazz performance by the Vaughn Bratcher Project. The festival will also include Civil War and Buffalo Soldier Reenactors, Games for the Kids, Tours of the newly restored Lodge and Museum, and a Fish Fry with Crab Cakes and Soul food. Admission is Free. Swing, Be-Bop, Jazz, classical, and Big Band. These free programs are sponsored by the Town of Chestertown with support from The Kent County Arts Council & Community Contributors.

To view more events taking place this weekend, please browse our Online Calendar at  Be sure to Follow What’s Up? on Twitter, Instagram, and Like Us on Facebook  For coverage of your community event, please send press releases to mlauren@whatsupmag.comMelissa Lauren, Community Events Editor and former WRNR and WTMD DJ, writes the weekly What’s Up? Events Blog and E-Newsletter every Thursday. To subscribe visit