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Fun Events + Fun Prizes!

Apr 07, 2016 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren
The What’s Up? Event Blog and E-Newsletter always delivers fun events and fun prizes! Annapolis Beer Week events continue. Anne Arundel Medical Center celebrates its 50th Anniversary with their fundraising gala. Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival presents beautiful creations. Baseball season has begun! Save the date for the What’s Up? Best Of Party! Plus, I review independent flicks at the Annapolis Film Festival. And… we have prizes! There is a new What’s Up? for Grabs giveaway every week!

Annapolis Beer Week Continues

Pints for Paws: An Annapolis Beer Week Event

Friday, April 8th, 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Naptown's great homebrewing scene and contribution to Maryland craft beer at Pints for Paws, a benefit for the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Meadow at Park Place. The event features tastings of 20 home brews from Annapolis homebrew club and 10 commercial beers from Calvert Brewing, Jailbreak Brewing, Backshore Brewing Companies, and a silent auction.

Happy 50th Anniversary to Anne Arundel Medical Center!

Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Heart of Gold Gala

Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. What’s Up? Media is a proud sponsor of this fundraiser event for Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation. AAMC is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! The evening includes dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction.

Photo Courtesy of the Baysox

Baseball Season Has Begun!

Bowie Baysox vs. Akron

Thursday, April 7th, 6:30 p.m. Root for your home team as they take on Akron.

Orioles vs. Twins

Photo Courtesy of the Orioles

Thursday, April 7th, 7 p.m. Go O’s!

13th Annual PR Bazaar Night 2!

Monday, April 11th, 6:15 p.m.
Learn from the media pros how to get your story in the news. Panelists include What's Up? Media's own Community Events Editor, Melissa Lauren, and many more from local media outlets.The first night was a success! It was great meeting everyone and I look forward to meeting more of the What’s Up? Community on the 11th!

Photo courtesy of I Dream Too Much

That’s A Wrap! What’s Up? Re-cap: The Annapolis Film Festival

10 films in 48 hours—Phew! It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. This film nerd was thoroughly impressed by the programming at this year’s festival! I review the independent flicks in the re-cap. Read More

Photo Courtesy of Talbot Restaurant Week

Talbot Restaurant Week Continues

Talbot Restaurant Week

Now through Saturday, April 9th, Times and locations vary in Downtown Easton. Talbot County’s Chefs and Restaurateurs invite residents and visitors on a culinary journey of discovery as they showcase their finest dishes and most creative cooking. Food lovers have the opportunity to try new restaurants and revisit favorite dining spots. Participating restaurants will treat lucky guests to special prices and menus.

Photo Credit: Jess Newell Photography

Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

Saturday, April 9th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, April 10th, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
This rain or shine event will be held in the Old Historic Mill in St. Michaels. They will host artisans from all over the East Coast, from Maine to Virginia, offering sea glass and other handcrafted coastal inspired items.

Save the Date for What’s Up? Media’s Best Of Party!

Ahoy mates! Join the staff at What’s Up? for the best party of the year as we celebrate our Best of Winners for 2016! The party of the year is Thursday, June 23rd 6–9 p.m. at the Loews Annapolis Hotel! Join us at our annual celebration in honor of our Best Of winners of the year!

Photo Credit: Tony J Photography

Enjoy freshly prepared food and drink samples from the best local restaurants, entertainment and music all night long, and the best silent auction around! This year's auction will benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Talbot Humane Society, and other local charities. This What’s Up? signature event sells out annually, so purchase your tickets early! Tickets  are $75. VIP Tickets are $130. For more information call 410-266-6287, ext. 129 or visit

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

Photo Courtesy of Naptown barBAYq

Prize #1 – A Pair of tickets to attend Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 6th or Saturday, May 7th. What’s Up? Media is a proud sponsor of The Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. The festival is Friday, May 6th 4–10 p.m. and on Saturday the 7th noon–10 p.m. This family-friendly event features food, libations, continuous live music from two stages, activities for all ages, arts and crafts vendors, and cooking demonstrations. Money raised by this Annapolis Rotary Club will be used to fulfill grant requests. Tickets are $15–20; admission is free for kids 12 and under. This prize has a $40 value!

Photo Courtesy of Lewis Museum

Prize #2 – A Pair of Tickets to Floetic Friday at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore on Friday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m. Join Lewis Museum for an evening of up-and-coming emcees, poets, and DJs in this series of spoken word and hip hop expression. Open mic followed by a featured performer. Doors open at 7 p.m. This prize has a $16 value!
Gain valuable exposure and feature your business by participating in the What’s Up? for Grabs cross-promotion. For more information, email

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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