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A What's Up? Weekend 01/05/17

Jan 05, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photos Courtesy of Bosom Buddies Charity

Raising Money and Raising Awareness One Selfless Act at a Time

After her mother became a breast cancer survivor, Biana Arentz felt compelled to do something, so she decided to give back to the community and become a member of the Bosom Buddies Charity, which advocates and fundraises toward breast cancer awareness and research.

Outside of her full-time job as a Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent, Arentz has been a member of the Bosom Buddies Charities for the last 11 years and currently sits as the Chair of this nonprofit organization. During her time with the charity, Arentz has been a part of a community that not only raises money, but is constantly raising awareness.

“I think the most important part is our mission statement and what we stand for, which is to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment, and celebrate healing.” – Biana Arentz

Most recently, the Bosom Buddies Charity was honored with a street on the Anne Arundel Medical Center Campus called Bosom Buddies Way after raising $1.5 million in donations. If you haven’t seen it, head around Belcher Pavilion, where it used to be called West Drive, and you’ll see the pink sign with white lettering on both ends of the street. You won’t want to miss it!

Join Arentz, Governor Larry Hogan, and the rest of the Bosom Buddies Committee in the fight against breast cancer at the 2017 Bosom Buddies Ball this Saturday, January 7th, 5:30 p.m. at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. Tickets are $250 per person.

Read the full interview with Biana Arentz here.

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

By Robyn Bell

Anne Arundel County

Twelfth Night: A Christmas Concert
Friday, January 6th, 6:30–9 p.m.
Join the Élan Ensemble ladies for a festive harp and voice Christmas concert in the ballroom at Hammond-Harwood House, as they celebrate the 12th day of Christmas in a traditional 19th century manner. During the 1800's, Christmas day was reserved for family celebrations and helping those less fortunate, while Twelfth Night marked the society event of the season, where friends and loved ones gathered together to celebrate the final hours of Christmas cheer.

8th Annual Oyster Fest with Peter James
Saturday, January 7th, 1-5p.m.
Head over to Sam’s on the Waterfront for a great annual oyster festival! The party will feature live music from Peter James. The festival will be mainly outside, weather permitting. There will be awesome discounts on oysters and drinks will include $2 vodka shots, and $1 oysters. There is also a great deal on oyster stew and fried oysters as well. Come out for this very popular annual event at Sam’s!

Bruce in the USA
Saturday, January 7th, 8:00 p.m.
This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a ‘Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’ show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends in Concert" cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years, in their "full scale" Las Vegas show. The great success with "Legends" evolved his character into the Bruce In the USA show. His amazing portrayal of "The Boss" (not to mention his jaw-dropping resemblance) is as close as you can get to see the real thing in concert. Backed by a strong, powerful Clarence "The Big Man" Clemence, and a smokin' handed "Little Stevie", Bruce In the USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E Street Band's legacy.

Winter Music Fest
Saturday, January 7th, 8:00 p.m. –12:00 a.m.
Just Push Play is a top-notch high-energy band that likes to keep the party going, covering many genres of music with a rock twist! Don’t miss the opportunity to witness amazing lighting and effects with top notch sound reinforcement. You will experience it all, from screaming guitar solo’s, to heart pounding drum beats, and smooth funky bass lines making you want to come back for more!

Bosom Buddies' Ball
Saturday, January 7th, 5:30 p.m.
Join Larry Hogan and enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors’ d oeuvres followed by a three-course sit down dinner, fabulous silent and live auction, and dancing at The Westin Annapolis Hotel. This year’s theme is Maryland Against Breast Cancer. Tickets are $250 per person.

Winter Knitting Circle
Thursday, January 5, 10 a.m.–12p.m.
Where can you learn a new skill (or hone an existing one), create something unique, and socialize with other Wellness House members? In the upcoming Winter Knitting Circle! Whether you're a beginner or an expert, join a fun activity guaranteed to warm your spirits. RSVP required.

DiVine of Annapolis 24th Annual Gospel Music Festival
Sunday, January 8th, 4 p.m.
DiVine of Annapolis will celebrate their 24th Anniversary with a Gospel Music Festival. The featured artist are: The Bowman Family, Emporia, VA, Chozen Music Ministry of Severna Park, MD, SW Washington & Favor - Long Island, NY, Kenny Davis & the Melodyaires of Baltimore, MD, The Christian Cavaliers of Annapolis, MD, Soloist Candi Boston, and the Riva Trace Baptist Church Praise & Worship Team. CrabTown Curbs Cuisine food truck and multi-product vendors will be on site.

Eastern Shore

Winter Waterfowl Walks
Saturday, January 7th, 8 a.m.
Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc. announces the second year of five Winter Waterfowl Walks at Eastern Neck NWR, one per month! Conditions permitting, thousands of Canada geese, tundra swans, scup, ruddy ducks, buffleheads, mallards, black ducks, canvasbacks, mergansers, grebes, and wood ducks can be spotted as the winter progresses. Resident bald eagles are often observed at Eastern Neck, as well as other local wildlife.

Chesapeake City's Winterfest of Lights
Thursday, January 5th–Saturday, January 7th, times vary
The month-long holiday celebration comes to a close this weekend! Enjoy the Victorian Candlelight House Tour, a horse-drawn carriage ride, Dickens carolers, and ice-skating. Marvel at the holiday lighting displays and don’t miss the town Christmas tree made entirely out of crab pots.


Motorcycle Show
Friday, January 6th, 4–8 p.m., Saturday, January 7th, 10–8 p.m., Sunday, January 8th, 10–5 p.m.
The show will feature top manufacturers who will be on-hand to display their new two, three, and four-wheel models, as well as leading aftermarket parts and accessories brands. From seasoned veterans to casual enthusiasts, this show is the ultimate destination to experience the powersports culture, talk to brand and industry experts, shop for premier parts, gear and accessories, watch a thrilling new stunt show, check out vintage and custom bikes, and more.

Winterfest at Linganore Winery
Sunday, January 8th, 1–4 p.m.
Join Linganore Winecellars and Red Shedman for Winterfest. There will live music with a DJ, so get excited for a party on the dance floor in Abisso Hall. It’s time to forget that its cold outside!

Get The Led Out- The American Led Zeppelin (Tribute)
Saturday, January 7th, 8 p.m.
Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!

What's Up? Weddings Bridal Expo 2017


What to Expect

A perfect event for all of you brides-to-be ready to take action. Browse and talk to the best local vendors that can help from start to finish of the big day. From the venue, to the invitations, cake and catering, photography, and honeymoon travels -- we have you covered all in one location! Oh, and not to mention, there will be complimentary champagne, appetizers, and raffle giveaways to add some fun to your planning.

Door Prize Giveaways

Win incredible prizes from the What’s Up? Weddings 2017 Bridal Expo vendors! Must be present at the event at the time of drawing to win, so be sure to stay for all of the giveaways! Check back soon for list of giveaway items.

Time & Ticket Info

Sunday, January 29, 2017
1-4 pm at Loews Annapolis Hotel
Online: $15 per ticket; At the Door: $18 per ticket

Purchase Tickets Online Here or contact

What's Up? Pop-Up Happy Hour

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm

1407 S. Main Chapel Way, Crofton

Mahi Mahi with Citrus Crab Salad

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