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You’re Invited to The Easter Tea + Be a Winner!

Mar 24, 2016 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren

Tony J Photography

You’re invited to The Easter Tea hosted by What’s Up? Media this Saturday, March 26th at 10 a.m. at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy the egg hunt, and mini-performance by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland! Plus, save the date for the Annapolis Film Festival and Talbot County Restaurant Week! We have What’s Up? for Grabs giveaways for both events! Go behind the scenes and check out the Editor’s Picks for must- see films at the 4th Annual Annapolis Film Festival. Don’t forget to vote now for the What’s Up? Best of Beauty & Fitness Awards. There are only 7 days left for voting!

What’s Up? Media’s Easter Tea

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10 a.m., join us at Loews Annapolis Hotel for What's Up? Media's Easter Tea 2016. Gather the family to celebrate the season with a light brunch and performance from Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Photos with the Easter Bunny with a professional photographer, face painting, and an Easter Egg Hunt on the property! View photos from last year's event here.

Ticket Info

Adults $55 | Children $45Call today to get tickets to this special event. 410 266.6287, ext 132.Seating is limited and assigned. When purchasing tickets online or by phone, please place seating requests at that time. No refunds.

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Editor’s Picks for the Annapolis Film Festival


#1 Top Pick:

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The Opening Night Film is the Narrative Feature, One More Time, Robert Edwards featuring Amber Heard and Christopher Walken, Thursday, March 31st, 7:15 p.m., U.S. Naval Academy Mitscher Hall
Sulking in his Hamptons mansion, faded crooner Paul Lombard stews over the professional acclaim that eluded him and the trail of romantic wreckage left in his wake. Matters are complicated when daughter Jude arrives with her own problems, including a rivalry with her overachieving sister, a ruinous love life, and a fraught relationship with her famous father. (USA, 2015, 98 min.)
Q&A To Follow
Expected: Director Robert Edwards and Producer Ferne Pearlstein

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2) Documentary Feature: Being Charlie, Rob Reiner
After breaking out of a youth drug treatment clinic, 18-year-old Charlie is forced by his parents to enter rehab again – this time in the company of adult addicts. There, he meets beautiful but troubled Eva, and must now do battle with drugs, elusive love and divided parents. (USA, 2015, 97 min.)
Q&A To Follow
Expected: Director Rob Reiner (via Interactive LIVE FEED), Kathy Miller, MA LPCS, will lead a post-screening discussion

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3) Narrative Features: ma ma, (Spain) Julio Medem
Honoring the high melodrama of Pedro Almodovar and Douglas Sirk, ma ma follows Magda played by Penélope Cruz, as she experiences tragedies and miracles alike. Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo, a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path to strength, grace, love, and rebirth. (Spain, 2015, 111 min.)

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4) Documentary Shorts: Nascent, (Central African Congo), Jonathan Kasbe and Lindsay Branham
Two children offer a dreamlike glimpse of Central African Republic’s sectarian civil war. (Central African Republic/USA, 2015, 6 min.)
Q&A To Follow
Expected: Directors Jon Kasbe and Lindsay Branham

Photo courtesy of Annapolis Film Festival

5) Narrative Shorts: Actor Seeks Role, Michael Tyburski
A struggling young New York actor pursues a part-time gig, performing the symptoms of various illnesses to student doctors. He hopes this is not the pinnacle of his career. (USA, 2014, 19 min.)

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6) Students Shorts Showcase: In the Path of My Father,  RaSeph Wright and Paulina Suira A deeply personal story of two brothers growing up in D.C. without their father, and how relationships with family, peers, community leaders, and the arts have helped them cope and build new beginnings on their road to adulthood. (USA, 2015, 14 min.)
Q&A To Follow (Sunday April 3)
Expected: Director and Film Subject RaSeph Wright, Film Subject Sia Li Wright, Executive Producers and Teaching Artists Lance Kramer and Brandon Kramer

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7) Local Focus: Catalyst, Brian White 
When business owners of Tsunami Annapolis Restaurant in Historic Annapolis respond to a citation from the City to paint their building by commissioning a 1000 square foot mural by muralist Jeff Huntington on the building's facade, a heated debate ensues. (USA, 2016, 8 min.)
Q&A To Follow (Sunday April 3)
Expected: Director Brian White

What’s Up? for Grabs Giveaways


Check out the E-Newsletters each week for new giveaways up for grabs!

(Only Events E-Newsletter Subscribers are eligible. Please make sure you are available to attend the event before you enter the contest. Thank you.) Subscribe now. Good luck!

This Week's Prizes

Prize #1: A Pair of Saturday Day Passes to attend the 4th Annual Annapolis Film Festival held Thursday, March 31st through Sunday, April 3rd.

The Fourth Annapolis Film Festival, taking place in downtown Annapolis from March 31st to April 3rd, features more than 70 independent films from many different countries including France, Mexico, Singapore, the UK, and the United States. Narrative and documentary films, signature showcases and shorts programs cover a world of subjects including the African African, Jewish, and LGBT experiences. Programs are shown at several locations in Annapolis including Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, St. John’s College, Asbury United Methodist Church, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, and more. The Opening Night film screening will be held at Mitscher Hall in the United States Naval Academy. This prize has a $100 value!

Prize #2: A Pair of Tickets to Celebrate Talbot: Sample, Sip, & Savor at the Tidewater Inn in Easton: Talbot County Restaurant Week Kick-off Party

Sunday, April 3rd, 2 p.m. Restaurant Week begins with “Celebrate Talbot! Sample Sip and Savor,” a fabulous launch party at The Historic Tidewater Inn in Easton. Chefs from local restaurants and food businesses offer generous tastings of their finest dishes. This prize has a $90 value! 

Final Week of Best Of Beauty and Fitness Voting

Let your voice be heard. Voting ends on March 31, 2016. Vote for your favorite local health and beauty related businesses. Have a favorite bootcamp class? Know somewhere that offers the best massage services? We want you to let us know! Results will be published in the September 2016 issues of What's Up? Magazines.

Click Here to Vote Now

What’s Up? Events: #TBT Photo Contest

What’s Up? Events Throwback Thursday Contest (#TBT Photo Contest) is an engaging way to interact digitally with your local community. We all love reflecting back on fun times. Now will be your chance to share these moments with your local community. Did you learn about a cool happening from What’s Up? Did you document the good times? Share the photo of your memory at the event and you could be a winner! One photo will be selected to be chosen each week and featured in our weekly What’s Up? Events E-Newsletter, website, and social media pages. What do you win? You get to bask in the limelight of your 15 seconds of fame, you win bragging rights, and who knows? The photo may even make it into a future issue of our print magazines in the Out and About section, which features the month’s most notable events. Details on how to submit your photo here.

Be Our On-The-Scene Food Critic!

Have you dined at a delicious new spot or want to rave about your favorite restaurant? We want you for your restaurant review! Send your short and sweet tasty reviews by using the quick form here. Winners will win a $50 gift certificate to a local eatery. Plus, the winner’s review will be printed in a future Readers' Restaurant Guide in What’s Up? Magazine. 


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