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A What's Up? Weekend 12/01/16

Dec 01, 2016 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Courtesy of The GreenRoom PR.

Taking His Personal Struggles and Making Country Music: an Interview with Country Singer Kip Moore

When it comes to Kip Moore, you get exactly what you see. Sporting his baseball cap and t-shirt, this Georgia native has started to make his stamp in country music.

After constantly writing song lyrics, Moore realized it was time to ditch Hawaii and head to the place where he belonged. So, he packed up his bag, headed back to Georgia, hopped in his pickup, and traveled to Nashville … and good thing he did.

Moore was awarded the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards’ very first “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” award, which is the only fan-voted category.

Most recently, he released another EP, Underground, consisting of five tracks that were recorded live, giving fans more of the raw talent and raspy voice that is Kip Moore.

The release follows Moore’s second album Wild Ones and his debut album, Up All Night, which was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and produced three number one hit singles including the Gold-certified "Beer Money," Platinum-certified "Hey Pretty Girl," and the Double Platinum breakout hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck."

Kip Moore, with special guest Jon Pardi, will be performing Friday, December 2nd, 8 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring as part of his “Me and My Kind Tour 2016.” Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

Check out our exclusive interview with Kip here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Hammond Harwood House Preview Party
Thursday, December 1st, 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays at the Hammond-Harwood House and view the exquisite Anglo-Palladian mansion for “An 1835 Christmas”. Rooms will be decorated by local garden clubs. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. The museum shop will also be open for Midnight Madness!

Special Holiday Sip and Paint
Thursday, December 1st, 6 p.m.
The weather's getting cooler and the holidays are approaching. Enjoy an evening of fun and creativity! In this two-hour workshop, you’ll make your own original monoprint. Paint it, print it, frame it, and give it as a gift or keep it for yourself. You can even make original holiday cards. It's fun and easy, even for the non-artist. Bring your friends and make an evening of it. Light hors d’hoeuvres will be provided. BYOB! Participants must be age 21 and up.

Midnight Madness
Thursday, December 1st, 6 p.m.–12 a.m.
This annual shopping and dining event is like Norman Rockwell meets Charles Dickens in Historic Annapolis. Join your neighbors and visitors as you shop along Main Street, West Street, Maryland Avenue, State Circle and Dock Street until Midnight – a rare late night treat as many of our establishments are independently owned and operated businesses. Locals and visitors alike stroll along our brick-lined streets and are entertained by carolers, musicians, and other street performers. Merchants may offer specials and refreshments to give our quaint town that hometown feel. Take advantage of the late night hours to shop local at Midnight Madness I, II and Eleventh Hour, on December 1, 8 and 15. See the schedule below for more information!

18th Annual Holiday Party and Casino Night
Friday, December 2nd, 7 p.m.
Same great friends, same place and time of year, new theme! The 18th Annual Friends Foundation Holiday Party will be held at the Loews Hotel in Annapolis. We will celebrate friendship and giving with dinner, live music by The Reagan Years, and casino gaming fun! This year, a portion of the proceeds of this event will go to the Healing Hands Foundation, to help them provide high-quality surgical procedures, medical treatment, dental care, and educational support in under-resourced areas nationwide.

Wild Ride
Friday, December 2nd, 8 p.m.
Don't miss the Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company's performance of "Wild Ride"

Jolly Express Cruises 
Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., & 8 p.m.
Captain Santa is coming to town! With a cheerful spirit, Cruises on the Bay by Watermark announces Jolly Express Cruises for the 2016 holiday season. Miss Anne will be decked out in her reindeer best with a bright red nose and antlers offering 45-minute Spa Creek sleigh rides in December. A cruise on the Jolly Express is a most festive – and Annapolitan – way to celebrate the holidays! Jolly passengers enjoy hot cocoa, holiday music and lots of holiday cheer on a cozy and spirited 45-minute cruise of beautiful Spa Creek in Annapolis. As part of the Jolly Express tradition and in the spirit of holiday giving, ten percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Glen Burnie HS Winter Craft Fair
Saturday, December 3rd, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
For the 33rd year, the Glen Burnie High School winter craft fair, is a not-to-miss event! Sponsored and staffed by students of the school’s music program and members of the Band Parents Association, all proceeds go towards costs associated with the various programs, including marching band, drum line, and color guard. Make sure to check out all 140 crafters’ tables, full of handmade crafts. Some items you can find include holiday decorations, a variety of food items, clothing, stocking stuffers, jewelry, artwork, pet products, and so much more!

Second Annual Merry Motown Blackwall Bash
Saturday, December 3rd, 8 p.m.–12 a.m.
Launch the holiday season with a rocking party at the second annual Merry Motown Blackwall Bash. Blackwall Hitch celebrates the season with renowned regional band NightLife, free flowing champagne and endless hors d’oeuvres. This year, Blackwall Hitch is partnering with the Annapolis Salvation Army to identify families in need. A portion of proceeds from Blackwall Bash ticket sales will provide holiday meals to these families. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and free flowing champagne. Cocktail attire suggested.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Saturday, December 3rd, 9 a.m.
Join the DeCesaris/Prout Cancer Foundation for their fifth annual Jingle Bell 5K run/3k walk at Quiet Waters Park. This event is designed to raise awareness for lung and ovarian cancer. This run/walk is geared toward the general public as an incentive to participate in a healthy lifestyle while offering an opportunity to educate them about early detection of lung and ovarian cancer. In addition, the event is also designed to raise funding to support various educational research programs.

The Who-Ville Holiday Drive 2016: Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes
Saturday, December 3rd, 4–7 p.m.
Fence & Deck Connection will be hosting its 11th annual Holiday Drive event at their Annapolis location. The event theme this year is ‘The Who-Ville Holiday Drive 2016: Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes’. This event is completely free and 100% of the proceeds and/or donations will be given to the local non-profit, The Blue Ribbon Project. Bring the family for free photos with Santa Claus, holiday crafts, face painting, moon bounce, train rides, and so much more. A special performance by The Children’s Theater of Annapolis and the amazing voices of the Annapolis Area Christian School Choir will lift you up.

Chocolate Binge Festival
Sunday, December 4th, 12–5 p.m.
The Annapolis chocolate festival returns this year to West Street in Downtown Annapolis. The day is filled with great local and regional chocolatiers providing you with a wide range of the best chocolates you can find anywhere! The day also includes fun activities for the kids including coco with the po po, s’more making, gingerbread moon bounce, snowball run, ugly sweater contest, live music, and a holiday market so you can finish off gift purchasing for your best friends and family. At the end of the festival is the lighting of the Holiday Light Canopy over West Street. With West Street closed to traffic during the festival it is your best opportunity to photograph this holiday Light Canopy spectacular!

ALS Artisan Boutique
Sunday, December 4th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Back for its 14th year, the ALS Artisan Boutique will return to Annapolis with its fine craft show Sunday, December 4th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at Crown Plaza Annapolis. Visitors can expect to see over 50 unique vendors, selling high quality art and crafts including handcrafted jewelry, original children’s clothing and accessories, pottery, paintings, and more. The event will also feature live music, food, door prizes, raffle items, and a silent auction. This volunteer-run event will benefit The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter and its mission to fight ALS.

Accessorizing the Little Black Dress
Sunday, December 4th, 11 a.m.
A workshop during the ALS Artisan Boutique at Crowne Plaza in Annapolis with What’s Up? Media’s Social & style Editor, Becca Newell. Learn four ways to style the classic holiday look, beauty trends for the season, and receive a complimentary goodie bag. Perfect timing for all of those upcoming holiday parties!

Eastern Shore

Lighting of the Green
Thursday, December 1st, 7 p.m.
It’s a tradition to gather at the steps of the County Courthouse to discover the magic words that will light the trees signaling the beginning of the holiday season. Enjoy performances by local choirs and music groups adding to the celebration. This event follows the annual Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. in downtown Denton including custom floats, marching bands, fire trucks and queens.

Fiber Arts Bazaar 2016: A Celebration of Craft
Thursday, December 1st–Saturday, December 3rd, 12–4 p.m.
Shop for unique, hand-made holiday gifts at the Fiber Arts Bazaar! Artists from around the region will be selling their work in the FACEs gallery leading up to the holiday season.

Patterson Park 5K, Fun Run, & Beer Garden/Homebrew Tasting
Saturday, December 3rd, 11 a.m.
Over Spring Break every other year, students from Patterson Park Public Charter School travel to a Spanish-speaking country for a once in a lifetime field trip! They experience a new culture, explore famous sights, and practice the Spanish they have been learning since they were in kindergarten. Help raise money for a Scholarship fund that will send more students to Costa Rica, at the 5th annual Patterson Park 5K & Homebrew Contest in Baltimore! The day will be packed with various activities, including a 5K (11:30 a.m.), 1-mile fun run (11 a.m.), beer garden and homebrew tasting (12 p.m.), and live music!

Moonlight Madness – Pictures with Santa
Friday, December 2nd, 5–9 p.m.
The first weekend in December will be a Winter Wonderland in downtown Easton, as we welcome in the Christmas season with our Christmas in Easton festivities! During Moonlight Madness, get your family's Pictures with Santa at the Tidewater Inn's Dover Room. Come by for hot cocoa, snacks, and the chance to see Santa himself! Come out to shop in downtown Easton for the chance to win raffle prizes, enjoy in-store experiences, and hear live entertainment and caroling throughout the night.

Winterfest Weekend
Friday, December 2nd–Sunday, December 4th, times vary
Chestertown will sparkle with holiday spirit and entertainment during the third annual Winterfest Weekend. This family-friendly weekend features many options for children such as cookie decorating and crafts offered at several venues. Of course, Santa will be in residence at his Fountain Park house to greet children, discuss their wish lists, and pose for photos! Downtown Chestertown’s monthly First Friday event features extended shopping hours and an open house atmosphere throughout the Arts & Entertainment District. Lantern-lined sidewalks, carolers, and twinkling lights set the stage for an evening of fine shopping and dining. Galleries and shops will feature unique gifts for everyone on your list, and restaurants will entice you with delicious local fare. Find holiday decor inspiration at The Soroptimists’ Festival of Trees, featuring dozens of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, clubs and individuals. This gorgeous display is free and open to the public at the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, just a short walk from Chestertown’s Historic District.

Midnight Madness 
Friday, December 3rd, 10 a.m.
If you've ever been to Midnight Madness in St. Michaels, or it's an annual tradition for you, we hope you can make it in 2016 as we celebrate our 15th year! Great shops will be open 'til Midnight with refreshments and snacks, and special sales for that day and evening. The Town will be festively decorated for the season, and Carolers stroll the streets. You may even meet Santa... Each year, the town of St Michaels is transformed into a picture-perfect holiday postcard, the shops, restaurants and B&B’s are decorated with stunning greenery, lights and festive cheer. The holiday spirit is felt throughout town, which makes coming to St Michaels during the holiday season a special experience, year after year, and provides a wonderful backdrop to shop for the holidays. Midnight Madness is a reminder of how important the small-business sector is to our economy and why it’s so important to “Shop Local” all year around.


Handel’s Messiah
Friday, December 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
From the sheer joy and magnitude of the “Hallelujah” chorus to the delicate beauty of the arias, it’s no wonder this beloved work has crowned holiday celebrations for centuries. The BSO’s annual complete performance of the Messiah, led from the harpsichord by the dynamic Edward Polochick, is a musical tradition you’ll want to make your own.

Boys Latin Open House
Friday, December 2nd, 9 a.m. (Grades 3–12)
The perfect fit for your son is worth searching for. Boys Latin parents know this. They also know everyone in our close-knit community will work to ensure our boys have what they need to experience true excellence, over and over again. Meet BL students, faculty and families who are eager to share more about the Boys' Latin experience at our Open House.

Saturday, December 3rd, 3–6 p.m. (Session 1) & 7–10 p.m. (Session 2)
Held at the 1840’s Ballroom in Baltimore, this winter craft beer tasting is an experience you won’t want to miss! Enjoy all you can drink with over 50 different beers and food during session one, 3–6 p.m. or session two, 7–10 p.m. Admission is $49 per person and includes all you care to taste beer in a souvenir tasting glass and light food creations. For more information visit

Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 3rd, 7:30 a.m.
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving, raise funds, and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. In communities, nationwide, this annual event brings together people from all walks of life. Wear a holiday-themed costume, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces, show off your ugly Christmas sweater, complete a 5-kilometer run or walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer, and a winning spirit.

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 4th, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa for breakfast with Santa on the bay! Kids 10 and under eat free (1 free kids buffet per paying adult).

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