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A What's Up? Weekend 11/03/16

Nov 03, 2016 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo Credit: Jim Wright

Small Town Local Brothers Pave Their Own Path in Country Music

Before recording a Grammy-nominated, No. 1 hit single, “Stay a Little Longer,” John and TJ Osborne were just your average southern brothers, growing up in a small fishing town of Deale, MD.

After writing and performing for friends and family, the two decided to take their songs to the stage…together. Both John (guitar) and TJ (vocals) quickly grew a fan base. Before you know it, Brothers Osborne was formed.

Little did these small-town brothers know they would soon be named as “Ones to Watch” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Spotify, Paste, Country Weekly, and Nashville Lifestyles. The duo most recently received the honor of Country Music Association Awards (CMA’s) “Vocal Duo of the Year”.

Brothers Osborne is coming back to the region to perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Saturday November 5th, as part of their first ever tour, "Dirt Rich Tour". Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

What’s Up? had the opportunity to speak with John from Brothers Osborne. Take a look at what he had to say about his career.

Read the full interview here

Digging Deeper into Journalism with Award-Winning Public Radio Host Krista Tippett

Photo by Mandel Ngania AFP Getty Images

Peabody award-wining broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author, Krista Tippett, is certainly making her mark in the journalism world.

With her journalist passion, Krista received the National Humanities Medal in 2014 from President Barack Obama and landed her most recent book, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, on the New York Times best-seller list.

Willing to break down the complexity that is faith, ethics, and human life, Krista created the Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, On Being , which airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S.

Experience a live conversation led by Krista at the Avalon Theater on Thursday, November 17th, 7–8:30 p.m. She will be interviewing Anil Dash, a tech entrepreneur, activist, and advocate working to make technology and the tech industry more humane, inclusive, and ethical. Tickets are $15 general admission or $35 general admission including an autographed copy of Krista’s new book, Becoming Wise. Tickets can be purchased here.

Read our full interview with Krista here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Across the Bay 10K
Friday, November 4th, 10a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, November 5th, 10 a.m.–6p.m., and Sunday, November 6th, 6:45 a.m.
Don’t miss the rare opportunity to run across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the largest running event in Maryland with 25,000 participants and fifth largest 10k in the USA. This three-day event will have something for everyone! The Race Store with Official Bridge Race gear, food vendors, fitness products and gear vendors, charity booths, kids fun run registration and kids fun tent… just to name a few. The pre-race Expo will be held at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium. Times on race day vary, with disabled athletes beginning at 6:50 a.m. and the first wave of traditional athletes at 7 a.m. Registration is required and includes an award-winning technical shirt, race day transportation, finish line food, and a live concert.

Annapolis by Candlelight
Friday, November 4th, 5–9 p.m.
A crisp autumn evening is the perfect time to walk through one of the historic neighborhoods of Annapolis. The experience is even better when the doors to some of the homes are open and you are invited inside. Each year in early November, Historic Annapolis showcases privately-owned historic houses on its popular Annapolis by Candlelight tour. Visitors see how 21st-century Annapolitans care for and live in buildings built in the 20th, 19th, or 18th century. Each house is a reminder of the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Maryland’s capital city and illustrates the practical and aesthetic benefits of effective historic preservation.

Junior League of Annapolis Masquerade Ball
Friday, November 4th, 7–10 p.m.
The 2016 Gala’s goal is to raise funds to help sustain our community programs and advance our mission while providing an exciting evening of dancing, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and hors d’oeuvre plates from local restaurants. Community support of JLA continues to aid in keeping our organization accessible and enriching the lives of women and children in Anne Arundel County. The event is cocktail attire required, black tie optional acceptable and attendees are encouraged to wear masks! All attendees must be over 21 years of age and it's open to the public.

Rock the Dock Fall Music Festival
Friday, November 4th, 8 p.m.
Come on out to Chesapeake Bay Resort’s concert featuring Groove-Spot and Show Band. For years the Groove-Spot Band & Show has been a local and regional favorite. Critically-acclaimed, they have performed and shared the stage with many of the nation’s leading recording acts. Most recently the Groove-Spot Band has been the opening act for groups such as Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Stylistics, Freddie Jackson, Howard Hewitt, the Intruders and the Floaters. Later this year, the band is scheduled to share the stage with The O’Jays, Bloodstone and the Dramatics. The band was established in 1999 and has since averaged over 30 events per year. As you read the band member’s bios, you will notice that each band member has achieved mainstream success musically over the years while performing with major artists on the big stage. As thousands of appreciative listeners and hundreds of satisfied customers agree, the Groove-Spot Band & Show are musicians truly committed to making each and every show an event to remember.

CASAblanca: A Starry Night
Saturday, November 5th, 6–11 p.m.
On the evening of November 5, 2016, Anne Arundel County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Inc. will celebrate 19 years of service to abused and neglected children with CASAblanca ~ Someone To Watch Over Me at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. This premier black-tie event will be attended by a wide-array of the most prominent, civic-minded members of our community. Our festivities will include dining, dancing, and both a silent and live auction, open bar, butler passed hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, 50/50 raffle, and wish bowl raffle. Tickets are $175 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Fish For a Cure Shore Party
Saturday, November 5th, 6–11 p.m.
Join Fish For a Cure for their 10th annual Shore Party! The Shore Party is becoming a 'must attend' event with tickets selling out several weeks prior to the event! The event will include an open bar, high end buffet, music, dancing, silent auctions! Fish For a Cure raises funds for Anne Arundel Medical Center's Geaton and DeCesaris Cancer Institute - specifically direct patient support and survivorship programs.

Tug of War XIX
Saturday, November 5th, 10 a.m.
Also referred to as the “slaughter across the water”, this event is known as the signature event of The Maritime Republic of Eastport (The MRE) and will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 10 a.m. at Susan B Campbell Park and Second Street in Eastport. A rope spans across the Annapolis Harbor from Susan B. Campbell Park to Second Street with each side tugging for bragging rights. Also at this event will be live music provided by local bands, food vendors, beer & wine, crafters, and a chili cook off.Entrance to the event is free and there is a $25 fee for participants. All proceeds from this event are donated to local charities.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Crab Feast
Saturday, November 5th, 1–5 p.m.
Join St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church for a day filled with Crabs, BBQ, pizza and baked goods for dessert. Drinks are included and will require proper identification. In connection with the Crab Feast tournament, they will also be holding a Corn Hole Tournament, with proceeds helping to fund a new Youth Programs staff member at St. Andrew’s. You can purchase tickets for both the feast and the tournament in advance at the Event Website or the Church office.

Eastern Shore

5K Trail Run/Walk for Character
Saturday, November 5th, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
The 5K Run/Walk benefits the Character Counts Kent County character education program. Hosted at Crow Farm & Vineyard, the trail course will take you through the vineyard, past pastures of grazing cows, and over trails throughout fields of crops. Join us for a Run/walk and experience all that this beautiful farm has to offer. Because of the unique location of our course, runners should expect to experience uneven ground and other cross country trail run course conditions. Awards will be given to the Overall male & female winners and to the First and Second place winners in each age group. The Tasting Room will be open early for the race. Home - cooked chili and vegetable soup will be available for purchase, in addition to Crow Vineyard wines and Crow Farm beef, with special Turkey Trot event packages! All proceeds from the event benefit Character Counts Kent County.

Oyster Jam
Saturday, November 5th, 1–4 p.m.
Please join us for Oyster Jam, an event focused on supporting Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and its mission. On November 5, 2016 we will be gathering for food, fun, and entertainment at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island. The day will feature local celebrity band “Three Penny Opera”, and an auction where you will have an opportunity to bid on and win such things as turtle naming rights, jewelry, and a year’s worth of car washes just to name a few.


Baltimore Whiskey Festival
Thursday, November 3rd, 6–9 p.m.
The Baltimore Whiskey Festival offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 75 whiskies from around the world. Learn more about whiskies, scotches, and other distilled spirits by attending free seminars conducted by whiskey experts. But, make sure to take some time to enjoy the gourmet food offered! Admission is $79 and includes a souvenir glass, whiskey tastings, gourmet food, seminars, and more. The festival will take place at the Engineers Club of Baltimore.

Homestead Gardens Annual Holiday Preview Party
Friday, November 4th, 6–9 p.m.
The Magic on Main Street” Homestead brings the old time holiday feeling as they create Main Street with over 30 themed trees, decorated storefronts and streets. Take advantage of exclusive savings, light refreshments, giveaways and more! Listen to premium live music by Adam Narimatsu while you shop and if you are one of the first 100 customers in the door, you will win a free Ornament!

Pumpkin Chucking Weekend
Saturday, November 5th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
We have a special catapult that will launch your pumpkin across the farm. Bring your own pumpkin and let’s see how far it will go! It’s a family tradition. One last visit with your favorite animals, take one more pony ride and enjoy the Fall scenery on a hayride. This is a really fun weekend at the farm. Watch the pumpkins go splat!!!

Pay What You Want Day
Sunday, November 6th, 9am–5pm
As part of its continuing effort to ensure that guests have access to one of the country’s top aquariums, the National Aquarium will host Pay What You Want Day on November 6, allowing guests to donate an amount of their choice for Aquarium admittance. Pay What You Want Day is made possible by the generous support of the Aquarium’s official community engagement sponsor, T. Rowe Price. Guests can donate an amount of their choice to support the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Add a 4D Immersion Film for $5. The promotion is valid onsite only.

What's Up? Media's First Art Exhibit

What's Up? Media and The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County present "Fall on the Chesapeake", featuring original artwork from Anne Arundel County residents. Join us November 10th at 5:30pm for the Meet the Artist Reception at 201 Defense Hwy., Annapolis (2nd floor reception area), catered by Main Ingredient Catering, Bakery and Cafe. RSVP online to let us know you will be joining us!


What: Meet the Artist Reception

This event is open to the public, and everyone is invited! View artwork and meet the artists of What's Up? Media's first art exhibit, "Fall on the Chesapeake". Reception is catered by Main Ingredient.


November 10, 2016 • 5:30 p.m.


2nd floor reception area
201 Defense Hwy. | Annapolis, MD 21401

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