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A What's Up? Weekend 10/13/16

Oct 13, 2016 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo by Robby Klein

It’s Just Another Day in Paradise for Country Artist Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar is not only known for this energetic, piano playing, powerhouse performances, but also for not having a set list; so you can bet no show is like another! Instead of performing the same usual list of songs, Phil plays what his audience wants to hear, giving them a once in a lifetime experience!

Phil has had multiple hits as both a songwriter and an artist. He has 26 Top 40s, 15 Top 10s, 10 number 1s, and eight albums. A few recognizable songs include “Just Another Day In Paradise,” “My Next Thirty Years” (Tim McGraw), “Right on the Money” (Alan Jackson), and so many others.

Not only is Phil’s wine cellar one of his favorite rooms in the house, but it’s also where “Songs From the Cellar ” was created. Here is where Phil gets the chance to drink wine while jamming out with all different sorts of artists, songwriters, entertainers, and wine connoisseurs! “Songs From the Cellar” was recently picked up by Keep It Country TV in the United Kingdom.

Phil Vassar will be performing at Rams Head On Stage Saturday, October 15th, 6 p.m  & 9 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased here for the 6 p.m. show or the 9 p.m. show.

“I love performing at Rams Head, it’s one of my favorites. I just love Annapolis and the town.” – Phil Vassar

Read the Full Interview with Phil Vassar Here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

United States Powerboat Show
Thursday, October 13th–Sunday, October 16th, times vary.
Have you ever wondered what there is to do at an in-water powerboat show? Head over to Annapolis City Dock for the U.S. Powerboat Show and find out! Explore miles of docks and acres of exhibits, shop all major powerboat manufacturers, climb aboard the latest center consoles and trawlers, and tour brokerage boats available for immediate sale. Enjoy free drink tastings, food, live entertainment and so much more!

Art in the Park
Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Stroll along the beautiful grounds of Quiet Waters Park while perusing high quality juried art from a variety of exhibitors in pottery, leather, textiles, and other media. Enjoy specialty foods, craft beer, and wine. Stop to observe varied artists' demonstrations and enjoy musical entertainment in this magnificent setting. Nancy Hammond will be previewing the 2017 Annual Chesapeake Poster at the festival. Dogs are welcome at all outside venues, but will not be permitted indoors. All proceeds from this event benefit activities and programs at Quiet Waters Park.

Halloween Happening
Friday, October 14th–Sunday, October 16th, Friday, October 21st–Sunday, October 23rd, and Friday, October 28th–Saturday, October 29th. 7–10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 7–9 p.m. (Sunday)
Scare up some thrills and chills at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds’ Halloween Happening! The event is a frightful and fun family-oriented attraction that features three haunted attractions including a haunted barn and hayride. Admission is $15 per person with children under six free. It’s a great place to scare up some excitement for Halloween!

Spooky Sounds, Haunted Harmonies
Sunday, October 16th, 3 p.m.
The Londontown Symphony Orchestra will hold its fourth annual Halloween concert “Spooky Sounds, Haunted Harmonies” at Annapolis High School. Music will include Marschner’s Overture to Der Vampyr, Ravel’s Tzigane, Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold & Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath” from Symphonie Fantastique. Each year many of the musicians in the orchestra and in the audience wear their best Halloween costume, which are judged during intermission. Awards are given out to the very best!

Dawn Orso 5K/1M Family Fun Day
Sunday, October 16th, 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
The Dawn Orso 5K/1M Family Fun Day allows each and every participant to honor all breast cancer survivors for their strength, courage, and determination! Families are encouraged to participate in the event together. In addition to the race, come out to participate in other family-friendly activities like moon bounces, face painting, food trucks, entertainment, and more! The course at Camp Letts is relatively flat, fast, combined paved and packed trail with beautiful views of the Rhode River.

Second Memorial Bridge Tournament
Thursday, October 13th, 7–9 p.m.
Hospice of the Chesapeake will host its second Memorial Bridge Tournament on the nonprofit’s John & Cathy Belcher Campus in Pasadena. Participants are encouraged to play in memory of a loved one who has passed away, and can bring a photo to display or wear a memento. The cost is $50 per pair and includes refreshments and four raffle tickets to win prizes. There also will be tournament prizes awarded to the top North/South and East/West pairs.

Wine on the Water
Saturday, October 15th, 12–6 p.m. & Sunday, October 16th, 12–5 p.m.
Surrounded by some of the most beautiful Chesapeake Bay shoreline and centrally located in Maryland, Anne Arundel County is in many ways the heart of our wonderful state. What better way to celebrate a gorgeous day by the Chesapeake Bay than with dozens of area wineries, culinary artists and master artisans? Now in its second year, Wine On The Water offers a high-end, all-encompassing festival that features a variety of vendors, musicians and attractions.

Red Romo Scholarship Dinner and Auction / Tournament 
Sunday, October 16th, 6:30 p.m. (Dinner) & Monday, October 17th, 9 a.m. (Golf Tournament)
It is Time once again for the Red Romo Scholarship Golf Tournament! The opening banquet will include quest speakers, a silent auction of sports memorabilia and will be held at Harry Browne's Restaurant on Sunday. The players of the tournament feature local celebrities, as well as politicians from the Annapolis area. Red Romo had served at The United States Naval Academy for 41 years as head athletic trainer. In the four decades he had been there, the players that he had helped shape, went on to win Heisman trophies, Super Bowl and NBA championships, and some also became astronauts, and leaders of our country. The training facility on the Academy grounds still bares his name to this day.

Eastern Shore

The Price is Right Live
Sunday, October 16th, 7 p.m.
The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for nearly nine years, the Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

Sixth Annual Hot Sauce & Oyster Festival
Sunday, October 16th, 12 p.m.
Sweet bivalves from the Bay and hot capsaicin from chili peppers will rule the day at this Dorchester County Festival! The oysters will be prepared however you like—raw, fried, fritters, oyster tacos, oyster stew. Raw Wild and Farmed Oysters will be the biggest attraction of the day. Held in Cannery Way park in downtown Cambridge, the event features music, food, libations, and a bottomless supply of the title attractions! Hamburgers, hot dogs, and other tasty delights will also be on the menu.

Tilghman Island Day
Saturday, October 15th, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Head over to the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Co. for a great day filled with seafood, live music, a silent auction, and so much more! There will be demonstrations of net making, clamming, oystering, crab picking, and oyster shucking! This is a not to miss event on the Eastern Shore!


Fourth Annual All In Fundraiser
Thursday, October 13th, 6–8 p.m.
Join the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation at Maryland Live! Casino for an evening of entertainment and fellowship as they support AACC students and help them achieve their dreams. Expect great music, food, dancing, beverages, and socializing all in a festive atmosphere! Through proceeds raised, the AACC Foundation strengthens the community by providing critical support to students and resources to ensure their programs are among the best in the nation. Tickets are $100 per person.

Bel Air Film Festival
Thursday, October 13th–Saturday, October 15th, times vary
Celebrate the art of filmmaking at the eighth annual Bel Air Film Festival at the Bel Air Reckford Armory. Featuring fascinating, high caliber films from around the world followed by open discussion with a featured special guest, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $5 per person and include one complimentary soda and popcorn. Children 10 and under are free.

Baltimore Running Festival
Saturday, October 15th, times vary
Grab your running sneakers and help celebrate Baltimore Running Festival’s 16th year! With five distances (full, half, four-person relay, 5K, and fun run) to choose from, and all runners snagging a great Under Armour shirt and a flashy finisher’s medal for participating, this is one you can’t miss. The seven-hour time limit for the full marathon and 4 1/2 hours for the half marathon makes it friendly for runners of all abilities. The course starts in the heart of the city and ends in downtown with a dramatic finish through the Camden Yards baseball stadium. 

50th Annual U.S. Oyster Festival
Saturday, October 15th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Sunday, October 15th, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
The 50th annual U.S. Oyster Festival at St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, featuring the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships and the National Oyster Cook-Off Contest, is a not to miss event. Good food, quality entertainment, and two nationally recognized contests are the elements that attract visitors from across the country each year. Though the main focus of the Festival is on oysters (raw, fried, steamed, and stewed; wild-caught and farm-raised), clams, fish, shrimp, crab cakes, Southern Maryland pork, beef, and chicken specialties, and a variety of other festival-style foods are also offered.

Oyster Festival 
Saturday, October 16th, 12:30–5 p.m.
It’s a South County thing and more people every year drop by to see what the Captain Avery Museum Oyster Festival is all about. Designed to trip everyone’s fun switch, it’s a great day to drift down to their waterfront, enjoy live music, meet authors, artists and artisans, and enjoy a fun variety of activities. In addition to oysters, there is plenty of great food from local establishments and a variety of tempting beverages and soft drinks. Plus, the Oyster Festival has earned the fanciful reputation of putting the “fun” in “fundraising”.

Maryland Home and Garden Show
Friday, October 14th–Sunday, October 16th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Whether homeowners are looking to start that overdue remodeling project, create fall gardens, or decorate for the holiday season, the Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show has everything they need for the job. Highlights of the show include 300 home improvement exhibitors, Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel, daily seminars, landscaped gardens, and a fall craft show.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Sunday, October 16th, 1 p.m.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Also, it was recently ranked the 3rd most recognized walk among the top health related walks in the country and one of the fastest growing. Participants include those living with the disease, their friends, families, caregivers, and concerned business and community leaders.

Patuxent Wildlife Festival
Saturday, October 15th, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Enjoy live animals, children’s crafts, tram tours, scientific demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes research tours of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. See where endangered Whooping Cranes and Sea Ducks are raised and studied.

October 18th Pop-Up Happy Hour at O'Learys


What's Up? Media will host monthly "Pop-Up Happy Hour" events, featuring a sample cocktail or dish from our new column called “Taste This.”


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm


O’Learys Seafood Restaurant ,310 Third Street, Annapolis


The Apothecary
This drink melds some traditional holiday-like ingredients with some serious bourbon.

Fall in love with this libation for the first time or imbibe all over again (Peterson first concocted the rich, amber-colored cocktail last autumn) when What’s Up? Magazine hosts its next Pop-Up Happy Hour at O’Learys. Join us for a free sample, enjoy an appetizer special, and see the new interior touches that make this waterfront staple the place to meet and greet this season.

Please RSVP here, to let us know you will be attending October's Pop-Up Happy Hour.

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