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A What's Up? Weekend 11/10/16

Nov 10, 2016 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Courtesy of INSP

Beyond the Music with Taylor Hicks

Stepping out in front of a judge can be a daunting task. Now imagine doing it in front of three celebrity judges…on American Idol. From the moment he stepped into that audition room, Taylor Hicks was shunned almost immediately by Simon Cowell. Little did he know that within six months of that audition, he’d garner more than 63 million votes and walk away crowned as the American Idol winner in 2006.

“It just goes to show that it really wasn’t up to Simon, it was up to the American people and I think I kind of look at it like what would Elvis do?” – Taylor Hicks

After participating in one of the most-watched TV events of the decade, this southern soulful rocker continues performing with his guitar and harmonica by his side. OnceIdol concluded, Hicks released his debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” which entered number one on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100, and Singles Sales Charts.

In 2012, Hicks joined an 18-month tour across North America to star in the hit musical Grease. From Broadway to Las Vegas, Hicks, who hails from Birmingham Alabama, most recently premiered his new food and travel show on INSP, State Plate.

Taylor Hicks will be performing at Rams Head On Stage Sunday, November 13th, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and the event is 21 and over.

Read our full interview with him here.

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Second Annual Veteran’s Day Charity Concert 
Thursday, November 10th, 6–10 p.m.
Show your support for veterans by coming out and seeing Kelly Bell Band, Skribe, and Swampcandy at the Metropolitan! The proceeds from the silent auction, merchandise sales, food and drink purchases will benefit the National Military Family Association. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and greet a charity representative and learn more about how you can support veterans and their families.

The Holiday Soiree 
Thursday, November 10th, 6–10 p.m.
Come the Franklin House for a fun Girls Night Out at a new event venue in the heart of Downtown Annapolis. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at The Holiday Soiree. Features include local artisans, boutique style vendors, food, and libations. Pamper yourself with mini-spa treatments and get your "lip print" read by a certified Lipologist.

Holiday Girls Night Out 
Thursday, November 10th, 6–9 p.m.
Come out to Homestead Gardens with your best girlfriends and get an early start on holiday shopping! Enjoy a great discount as well as the chance to meet Santa, sip, sample, and more! Skip the mall and deck your halls inspired by the area’s premier Christmas shop decked out in exquisite holiday themes and get inspired to decorate your home inside and out! Cash bar with beer & wine, a Hunky Santa, Mary Kay Satin Hands and Lip Treatments will be available. There will also be South Arundel Veterinary Hospital available with tips for your pet during the holidays and live music from local artist Dan Haas Duo as well as a demonstration from Raptor’s Eye: Birds of Prey.

Veterans Day Celebration
Friday, November 11th, 10:15 a.m.–12 p.m.
Show your support by attending the annual Hospice of the Chesapeake Veterans Day Celebration. The event is part of the nonprofit’s participation in the We Honor Veterans program, a national hospice initiative honoring the men and women from all branches of the military who have served our country.

Holiday Boutique and Craft Show
Saturday, November 12th, 5p.m.–9 p.m.
Join the Milk Makers of Anne Arundel County for their first ever annual craft show! For no cost at all you can enjoy this fun evening of shopping and giveaways. Shop from over 30 different vendors featuring everything from homemade items to children’s books, jewelry, and more! Participate in a raffle and win gifts from each of the vendors represented. For a small fee you can even meet Santa! Enjoy this opportunity to shop local for the holidays and skip the mall madness.

Scout & Molly's Boutique Anniversary Party
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Join Scout & Molly's of Annapolis celebrate their one year anniversary! So much fun will be going on, you won’t want to miss it. Bubbles and Light Bites, Raffles From Participating Retailers, Free Gift With Purchase, Draw Your Own Discount, and more. Tali Perez From Rodan + Fields Will Be In Store Featuring The New Lash Boost Product. 15% of all sales donated to the Light House Shelter In Annapolis.

Harvest of the Artist 
Sunday, November 13th, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Harvest of the Artist is a handmade artisans' market hosted annually at Key School. Area artists and crafters will showcase myriad creations at this juried show. From one-of-a-kind jewelry to unique textiles, visitors will enjoy a wide array of tantalizing works of art. This market offers something for everyone: home furnishings and accessories, pottery, organic body care, candies and baked goods, folk art pieces, and more.

Tasting & Bottle Etching
Friday, November 11th, 4–7 p.m.
Come out to Fish Paws Marketplace to hear Anthony Truzzolino, Beam Suntory talking bourbon while Jenny, a calligrapher and engraver, will be crafting personal, custom messages on the following: Basil Hayden, Makers Mark 46, Knob Creek, and also Booker Noe.

Eastern Shore

Waterfowl Festival Premiere Night 
Thursday, November 10, 4–9 p.m.
Save the date for the official opening of the 2016 Waterfowl Festival. Join in this year’s Hall of Fame Awards and introduce the new Federal Duck Stamp winning artist. Now is your chance to experience an exclusive preview of this year’s exceptional art and mingle with the artists. Enjoy a “Fin, Fowl and Farm” tasting tour and open bar at each of the downtown galleries.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Friday, November 11th, 6 p.m.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call-to-action that transforms film-goers into committed activists dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. We show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities around the world are doing to protect the environment. The lights will dim and guests of the Cambridge film festival will enjoy a unique hour-long program of short adventure and environmental films. It is a night of films you don’t want to miss.

Brew and Oyster Brawl 
Saturday, November 12th, 3–6 p.m.
Don’t miss the fun at the fifth annual Tidewater Inn Brew and Oyster Brawl, featuring live music by local favorites, Mule Train, and a stationed menu featuring oysters every which way. Also included will be an open beer and wine bar featuring Dogfish Head brews and partnership with Jay Fleming Photography to celebrate the release of his new book “Working the Water”. Fleming will be at the Tidewater Inn during the event signing copies.

Troika Gallery Champagne Gala
Friday, November 11th, 5–8 p.m.
The Gala Champagne Anniversary show will hold a reception where attendees will get the opportunity to meet many of the 37 Troika artists. Don’t miss the opportunity to see new original works by the gallery’s renowned artists! Since 1997, Troika Gallery has been the premier gallery on the Eastern Shore exhibiting The Finest of Fine Art. Dorothy Newland, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, and Laura Era, professional artists and owners, exhibit regional, national and international artists and commission fine art portraits in oil, watercolor and pastel.

Goosebump Jump
Saturday, November 12th, 9 a.m.
It's hard to believe 10th anniversary of Kent Center's first Goose Bump Jump is around the corner. Through the years countless friends and family members dare to take the plunge in honor of the amazing Kent Center adults who have developmental disabilities. With the money raised through this event, from wonderful donors, we have been to do so many things!


Maryland Irish Festival 
Friday, November 11th, 6–11 p.m.
The Maryland Irish Festival is presented annually by Irish Charities of Maryland and is held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium. This annual celebration of Irish culture features local, regional and international Irish music, Irish Dancers, traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops, and a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods. Enjoy the weekend and celebrate Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping with the fantastic vendors!

Light the Night Walk
Saturday, November 12th, 4:30 p.m.
Contribute your support to this campaign benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Nationally, Light the Night participants raise an average of $250. Raise $1,000 or more to become a member of our Bright Lights Club. Together, Bright Lights Club members raised more than $17.2 million last year in support of our mission. Join the club that is funding cures today and you will receive special recognition!

80’s Night & Ladies Night
Saturday, November 12th, 6–11 p.m.
Crofton Village Pool & Recreation Association presents a night from the 80’s at Odenton Sports Center. Dress in your favorite 80’s garb for a chance to win some amazing prizes! The night will be filled with pampering, glass painting, a free photo booth and food tastings, a silent auction, as well as raffle prizes and shopping! To add more fun, there will be live music from the 80s cover band: Desperately Seeking Awesome. Hurry now and get your tickets to be the one of the first 100 who receives an official swag bag!

Oceanaire 2nd Annual Oyster Bash 
Sunday, November 13th, 2 p.m.
Join The Oceanaire in celebrating the Charm City's best variety of East and West coast Oysters, along with fresh lobster, shrimp, and other great seafood items...all paired with fine wines, local spirits, and craft brews! Live music by The Dan Haas Band.

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's Up? Media Promotions

What’s Up? Media loves our community and wants to give back. Check out our promotions page for opportunities to win amazing giveaways such as tickets to the most happening local events around, gift cards to your favorite local restaurants, and more! More details here.


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