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Wine Pairings

Aug 27, 2015 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren
This weekend’s events pair nicely with wine -- Green Frog Winery’s Wine & Wag, Sip & Paint at St. Michaels Winery, Bryan Jones plays 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar, and Gallery, and National Harbor hosts the Chardonnay Run! Plus, the Kelly Bell Band plays Quiet Waters Park and other events include…

Anne Arundel County

Wine and Wag for a Cause

Photo Courtesy of Great Frogs Winery

Great Frogs Winery, 3218 Harness Creek Road, Annapolis, MD 21403, Friday, August 28th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Free – Donations welcomed, 410-263-8683,
Great Frogs Winery in Annapolis hosts Wine and Wag for a Cause with Paws Pet Boutique. Sip wine, meet and mingle with dog lovers, learn about animal-related charities, and more. The event benefits the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Wine from Great Frogs Winery and food from Tastings Gourmet Market will be available for purchase. Dogs must be on leash. Carpooling encouraged.

Courtesy Photo

Summer Concerts at Quiet Waters Park: Kelly Bell Band, Quiet Waters Park

600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403, Saturday, August 29th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Free, 410-222-1777,
Voted best Blues band 12 years in a row and among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s Blues scene, Kelly Bell Band plays this Saturday at the park combining elements of Hip-Hop and Funk. A forward view of the way Blues is transitioning in today’s music scene, Kelly Bell is an honest poet and an outstanding singer with a lot to say.

Photo Credit: David Fimbres

Last Sundays@49 and Pillowbook Present Bryan Jones and Friends

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar, and Gallery, 49 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Sunday, August 30th, 7:30 p.m., $10, 410-626-9796,
This Sunday, August 30th, Annapolis is in for a rare treat: Telesma bassist and songwriter Bryan Jones performs some of his own music (drum and bass sonic textures) plus on-the-spot collaborative improvisations with Adrian Bond and Joanne Juskus. Bryan Jones is a beast on the bass and double bass using polyrhythmic structures while creating free flowing soundscapes that will bend your ear in an adventurous way. On drums, the inimitable Mike Kirby, drummer for Telesma and Voodoo Pharmacology. Pillowbook will also perform. Space is limited. Reservations are suggested for this show.

Eastern Shore

Sip & Paint, St. Michaels Winery

609 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663, Thursday, August 27th, 7 p.m., 443-205-2760, Prices vary, 410-745-0808,
Enjoy a fun and artsy evening at the St. Michaels Winery on August 27th from 7-9 p.m. Sip wine while you paint your masterpiece from start to finish guided by their artist leader. Call 443-205-2760 for more information.

Accumulation II -- Courtesy Photo

Unnatural Nature: Works by Howard and Mary McCoy

Adkins Arboretum, 12160 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD 21660, Tuesdays-Saturdays now through Wednesday, September 30th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $2-5, 410-634-2847,
On view through September 30th, "Unnatural Nature" is the McCoy's ninth outdoor sculpture show at the Arboretum since 1999. Using only natural materials collected in the woods, they have created ten site-specific sculptures, each inspired by a particular place in the forest. Accumulation II is pictured (courtesy photo).

Photo Credit: Jen Lockridge

4th Friday at the Zoo

Salisbury Zoological Park, 755 South Park Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804, Friday, August 28th, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Free, 410-548-3188,
The 4th Friday of the month the Zoo will be open late giving visitors a chance to visit the Zoo in the evening.


Maryland SPCA’s Barkaritaville

Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211, Friday, August 28th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $10-15, 410-235-8826,
Friday, August 28th from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Maryland SPCA hosts their fundraiser, Barkaritaville. Off-leash play, bobbing for hot dogs, paw painting, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres are the makings for this yappy hour shindig. Beer and wine is available for $3. Additional food is available for purchase from local food trucks.

The Chardonnay Run

National Harbor, 165 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD, 20745, Sunday, August 30th, 9 a.m., $55, 818-707-8866,
Running is even more fun when you pair it with wine! Race then taste at National Harbor on Sunday, August 30th at 9 a.m. Save $10 off with promo code TasteDC.

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