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Events Galore!

Sep 10, 2015 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren

Photo Credit: Rachel Lincoln

The summer season may be winding down but there is no shortage of events. There are events galore this weekend! Highlights include: The Maryland Seafood Festival, Annapolis Craft Beer Festival, Arts Alive! 17 Gala, City Dock Tango Milonga, Chestertown Jazz Festival, and The Gathering Baltimore.

Anne Arundel County:

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Arts Alive! 17 Gala

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Friday, September 11th, 6 p.m., $150, 410-263-5544,
Swing with the Arts at Arts Alive! 17 a benefit for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, September 11th from 6–10 p.m. featuring music from the Craig Gildner Big Band. Mix, mingle, swing dance, enjoy great food and wine, and silent auction. Support Maryland Hall’s mission to deliver art for all in the community.

City Dock Tango Milonga

Annapolis City Dock in front of The Market House, Annapolis, MD 21401, Friday, September 11th, 8-10 p.m., Free, 301-512-9182.
City Dock Tango Milonga is the second Friday of every month until October. The event starts back up again in May. This Friday Emmanuel Trifilio and Trio will be playing live music and Isidoro Levinson will DJ. Free tango classes for beginners start at 8 p.m. by instructor, Ruth Kubishen.

Sherlock’s Last Case

The Colonial Players, 108 East Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Saturday, September 12th, 8 p.m., $20, 410-268-7373,
The play centers on a death threat against Sherlock Holmes by the supposed son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Oddly enough, however, Holmes is warned of the plot by Moriarty's daughter, to whom Holmes (who turns out to be quite a ladies' man) is strongly attracted. In sorting all this out the play mixes humor and suspense in equal amounts, leading to a stunning final twist that will surely catch audiences by complete and breath-stopping surprise.

2015 National Treaty of Paris Festival

Various Locations in Downtown Annapolis, Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th, Times vary for events,
Don’t forget to make plans to attend the 2015 National Treaty of Paris Festival with the theme, “Alexander Hamilton: George Washington's Indispensable Partner.” Events take place at the Maryland Inn, the Maryland State House, the Chase-Lloyd House, the John Callahan House, the Brice House, St. John’s College and the Annapolis Collection Gallery, and more locations. Visit for the itinerary of events celebrating history.

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Feed Annapolis Run to Feed

Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401, Saturday, September 12th, 7:30 a.m., $25-40,
The Feed Annapolis Run to Feed is a volunteer driven race where participants walk, run, and pack meals to help families in Annapolis. Feed Annapolis was created to focus on local community, with a goal of establishing long-term sustainable initiatives focused on alleviating hunger, driving localized economic growth and fostering dignity throughout our community.

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6th Wounded Warrior Sailing Regatta

National Sailing Hall of Fame, 69 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Saturday, September 12th, 9:30 a.m., To make reservations email, 410-266-5722,
The sailing regatta offers wounded warriors and their family members an opportunity to experience the thrill of sailing in competitive races in Annapolis harbor with the support of warrior and disabled sailing organizations. The National Sailing Hall of Fame has been the home port of the event for several years as they work to expand the Wounded Warrior Sailing Regatta to their member yacht and sailing clubs around the country. Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) operates four Freedom 20’s specially custom outfitted with seating to accommodate mobility challenged sailors. Wounded warriors in wheelchairs have been provided access to sailing that would be difficult if not impossible with standard sailboats. CRAB also provides wounded warriors with the opportunity to learn more about sailing throughout the summer months. In addition, the US Naval Academy has supported the event with sailboats and Midshipmen to greatly enhance the experience between the next generation of war fighters/peacekeepers and our nation’s wounded warriors. Sailing will be followed by a trophy presentation and pizza lunch with members of the crew. Reservations required. 

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That One Eyed Kid

The Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, 169 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Thursday, September 10th, 8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m., $8 (Show is 18+), 410-280-5160,
Boston-based artist, That One Eyed Kid brings a soulful edge to Synth-Pop. Josh strives to create music that straddles the line between accessible and intriguing. That One Eyed Kid’s animated music is sure to make you dance. Josh's music resonates positivity, an attitude he cultivated as a teenager from battling and surviving cancer. This Boston University graduate began cultivating quite a following performing on campus and releasing beautiful piano covers of popular tunes on YouTube. Here is link to the video for his song, Hang Around. The new album Always is available at Thatoneeyedkid.comGingerWolf and other local acts will open the show.

Eastern Shore:

Frederic Yonnet pictured. 
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Chestertown Jazz Festival

Wilmer Park, 400 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620, Saturday, September 12th, 12-6 p.m., $15-50, 410-810-2060,
The Chestertown Jazz Festival will feature national and regional Jazz musicians playing something for everyone: Straight Ahead Jazz, Latin, Smooth Jazz, Instrumentalists and Vocalists. Performers include: Frederic Yonnet, Stef Scaggiari, Sharon Clark, and the Afro Bop Alliance featuring Joe McCarthy. Local beer, wine and food will be available at the park.

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Noises Off!

Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut Street, Church Hill, MD 21623, Saturday, September 12th, 8 p.m., $10-18, 410-556-6003,
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off! presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearses a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

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Maryland Dove Tours

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663, Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 13th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $6-15, Tours are free with museum admission, 410-745-2916,
The Maryland Dove is a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland. Built in a shipyard near Cambridge, the Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.


After Hours with the Animals

Maryland Zoo, Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217, 443-552-5276,
It’s your chance to get wild after hours! Take a cool summer stroll among the animals and explore!

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The Gathering Baltimore

Owings Mills Metro Centre, 10209 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117, Friday, September 11th, 5-10 p.m., Prices vary,
Stimulate your senses at The Gathering in Baltimore. Enjoy these fun and tasty food truck, music and arts happenings now through mid-September. Savor street food and find your favorite food truck while discovering delicious art and yummy music! Mobile cuisine categories include: American, Asian, Classic, Barbeque, Bistro, Burgers, Cookies, Cupcakes, Eclectic, Fusion, Greek, Grilled Cheese, Gourmet, Halal Indian, Ice Cream, Italian, Korean, Mediterranean, Soups, Shaved Ice, Sliders, Seafood, Vegetarian, and more exciting eats!

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