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Happy Valentine's Day from What's Up? Media

Feb 11, 2016 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren
Happy Valentine’s Day from What’s Up? Media! Following are Editor’s Picks for Concerts, Events for the kiddos, plus health and dining picks. Wanna be a winner? The What’s Up? for Grabs Contest Giveaway is a pair of tickets to see Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto at Rams Head On Stage this Friday. There is a new giveaway each week. Good luck!


A Valentine’s Day Heart Health Foundation Benefit

Featuring Foreplay at Rams Head On Stage, Saturday, February 13th, 8 p.m.
Foreplay, a local favorite will be playing a diverse mix of classic rock and blues. This event raises funds for the free screening and education programs that have changed the lives of thousands in this region through Dare to Care.

Susan G. Komen Concert for the Cure

Featuring The PRS Band, Friday, February 12th, 8 p.m.
Come out for a great music event while making a positive impact on the lives of those who are affected by breast cancer. The Paul Reed Smith Band performs all over the world and describes their music as "Chesapeake Gumbo" – an Annapolis/ Baltimore music style that is a combination of funk, rock, R&B, jazz, fusion, gospel, New Orleans Meters, Hip-Hop, and melodic instrumental music.

Go Inside the Event to find out more here

Photo Credit: Leah Appel

A Special Valentine: Joe Alterman and Seikaly

Saturday, February 13th, 8 p.m.
For the last two years, 24-year-old pianist and composer Joe Alterman has delighted audiences over the weekend of romance with his charming renditions of jazz classics. He returns Saturday, February 13th, to the Academy Art Museum in Easton, for his third Valentine’s Day concert. Alterman will be joined by jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly, of Washington, D.C.

For the Kiddos

Valentines for the Troops at Deale Community Library

Thursday, February 11th through Saturday, February 13th 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Create a valentine for your loved one and another for a soldier! Valentines will be mailed to Hugs for our Soldiers.

Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove

Saturday, February 13th, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy Disney’s newest skating spectacular! Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.

Health and Food Events

34th Annual Valentine’s 5K

Saturday, February 13th, 10 a.m.
Annapolis Striders hosts this fundraising run for area charities and community programs.

Dare to Care Free Vascular Ultrasound Exams 

Hosted by About Faces Day Spa & Salon, Tuesday, February 16th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Since February is Heart Health Awareness Month, About Faces Day Spa & Salon has partnered with Dare to Care to offer free vascular ultrasound exams on Tuesday, February 16th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. These exams are recommended for those 50+. You can sign up by calling 410-224-4110.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting

at Bin 201 Winesellers, Thursday, February 11th, 6-8 p.m.
What pairs well with chocolate? Wine, of course! Enjoy the flavors.

Following are Editor’s Picks for Lovely Dining Spots on Valentine’s Day
See our picks here

What’s Up? for Grabs Contest Giveaway


(Only E-Newsletter subscribers are eligible to win)
The What’s Up? for Grabs Contest Giveaway is a pair of tickets to see Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto at Rams Head On Stage this Friday at 8 p.m. There is a new giveaway each week, just look for the What's Up For Grabs logo (pictured) in the newsletter to enter. Good luck! Contest winner will be announced tomorrow, Friday, February 12th at 10 a.m. on Facebook.

Bebel’s sultry tonality is constant throughout the warm and playful Brazilian rhythms that include the berimbau, wood bongos and shakers. The gorgeous melodies are shaped by touches of electronica, and Bebel’s intimate vocals hint at a fantastical Rio de Janeiro.

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