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A What's Up? Weekend 02/02/17

Feb 02, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo by Hunter Selman

Paul Reed Smith Rocks for a Great Cause

Located in Stevensville, Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars is one of the world’s premier guitar and amplifier manufacturers. Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, John McLaughlin, and John Mayer are just a select few out of the plethora of talented artists that Paul Reed Smith and PRS Guitars has the honor to work with.

Growing up, Smith not only fell in love with the guitar, but the music it created. He eventually decided to pursue his passion of building guitars and share it with the music industry, thus the beginning of PRS Guitars.

Although running a company can be very time consuming, Smith finds the time to travel the world, including Germany, China, and Italy, as the guitarist for the Paul Reed Smith Band,  consisting of Michael Ault, Bill Nelson, Mia Samone, and the Grainger Brothers (Gary and Greg). With their funky rock sound, they’re bound to get you on your feet.

“I enjoyed playing for the places in China because they’d never seen what we brought there. It was brand new music to them. It was like playing in 1969 for the first time at The Fillmore. For them, it was the first time. Both places we played in Beijing and Shanghai were packed.”
– Paul Reed Smith

Join the Paul Reed Smith band Friday, February 17th, 8 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre as part of the Susan G. Komen Concert for the Cure. Tickets are $85 for the reception and show (6:30 p.m.) or $40 general admission (show only).

View our exclusive interview with Paul here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

by Aaron Kilbourne

Anne Arundel County

Rock Your Red Heels & Lips Charity Event
Friday, February 3rd, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Effective Medspa invites you to the hottest event of the year, The Rock Your Red Heels & Lips Charity Event to benefit the AAMC’s Heart & Vascular Institute. Featuring a fierce fashion show by Sandro Ferrone, sparkling jewelry by Stella & Dot, boudoir express private photo shoot by A Pictured Perspective, makeup and hair touchups, live D.J., bubbly tasting by Angel's Share Wine & Spirits and a decadent chocolate bar!

Cowboy Mouth
Friday, February 3rd, 8 p.m.
For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up its unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band's hometown, New Orleans, with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. Now that road has lead them to Rams Head on Stage, where you can see the riotous and high energy performance live. What’s Up Magazine recently featured an interview with Cowboy Mouth’s lead singer and drummer Fred Leblanc that can be found on our website.

RUBIX KUBE – The ultimate ‘80’s Tribute Band
Friday, February 3rd, 9:30–1:30 a.m.
RUBIX KUBE is taking the universe by storm as the most original ‘80s tribute band of all time. The KUBE is more than just a cover band - it's a totally awesome, true '80s Experience! Every super-charged show takes it to the max! RUBIX KUBE is led by a male and female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in the-blink-of-an-eye into the voice and character of any '80s icon like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cher, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses and more. Watch them teleport Union Jack’s Annapolis back in time this Friday.

OBI’s 19th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 4th, 6–10 p.m.
Join OBI for their 19th annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser. Partygoers will enjoy a true New Orleans delight as they nosh on food catered by Mutiny Pirate Bar & Grille, the band Oracle gets everyone dancing while attendees peruse the vast array of offerings in the silent auction, and the live auction closes out the evening. The event is held in at their 41,000 square-foot facility located at 8855 Veterans Highway in Millersville.

Disco Magic Gala: I Love the 70's Party
Saturday, February 4th, 6:30–12 a.m.
This event transports the Westin Annapolis Hotel back to the era when platforms and funk were all the rage. The evening begins with a signature cocktail, generally in a glow-in-the-dark martini glass, and continues with food, silent and live auctions, games with prizes such as an iPad, photo booth, and live disco band. This event sells out, so make your plans early! The proceeds will benefit the domestic violence and sexual assault support services of the YWCA.

11th Annual SOUPer Bowl Lunch for the Light House Shelter
Saturday, February 4th, 6:30–12 a.m.
Heritage Baptist Church will host the 11th annual SOUPer Bowl Lunch for the Light House Shelter. Students from the Light House Culinary Arts job training program will ladle soups prepared by award-winning Chef Zachary Pope. Menu soups include chicken noodle, baked potato and chili. Guests will also enjoy salad, fresh rolls and dessert. The public is invited and admission is free, but donations are requested to benefit the Light House Shelter for the Homeless. Guests are also invited to attend worship service at 10:30 a.m., prior to the SOUPer Bowl lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Eastern Shore

Liz Vice
Friday, February 3rd, 8 p.m.
Gospel, soul, and R&B-infused artist Liz Vice will be performing at the Stolz Listening Room. Liz has applied her considerable talents to create an album featuring dynamic, soulful vocals, and lyrics that are classically influenced enough to feel timeless and reference her deep-rooted spirituality. Her genuine approach to her artistry and playful interaction with the audience makes everyone feel like they’re sitting at home on the couch watching a friend sing her heart out.

Bruckner's Symphony No. 4
Friday, February 3rd, 8 p.m.
The vibrant Venezuelan Gabriela Montero, known as much for her dazzling improvisations as for her brilliant command of the repertoire, makes her BSO debut. Principal Guest Conductor, Markus Stenz, conducts Bruckner’s most popular symphony, the fourth known as the “Romantic,” with its brilliant use of horns and allusions to the hunt. A showcase for the BSO’s great brass section!

Cougar Bowl 2017: 30th Annual Country School Auction
Saturday, February 4th, 6:30–10:30 p.m.
The Parents' Association will host the 30th annual auction at the Waterfowl Building. Help support the students by attending! There will be silent and live auctions, live entertainment from Mike Hines & The Look, as well as many other fun opportunities to win prizes. Attire will be football casual! Wear black and gold or your favorite team jersey.

Horizons' Dance with the Stars Gala
Saturday, February 4th, 7 p.m.
One of the most popular fundraisers in the region pairs local notables with dance pros to perform in a lively take-off on the popular TV show. Dollar votes raise funds for the Horizons summer enrichment program for low-income children from public schools in Kent and Queen Anne's Counties. Cocktails and dinner precede the rousing show and the dance floor opens afterward. This year's decor theme: Paris and the Moulin Rouge.


Mariinsky Ballet: Alexei Ratmansky’s The Little Humpbacked Horse 
Thursday, February 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
The legendary Mariinsky brings Alexei Ratmansky's charming contemporary take on the classic Russian fairy tale in a D.C. premiere showcasing plenty of personality, humor, and creativity with a score by Rodion Shchedrin.

Justin Moore and Lee Brice American Made Tour
Friday, February 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
Justin Moore and Lee Brice, two of country music’s most dynamic performers, will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour. William Michael Morgan rounds out the show at the Verizon Center. Get tickets now for a toe-tapping good time!

Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Saturday, February 4th, 7 p.m.
Watch the Wizards continue to climb up the Eastern Conference by beating the New Orleans Pelicans on the court!

Blind Pilot
Saturday, February 4th, 8 p.m.
Blind Pilot is an indie-folk band out of Portland, Oregon. They have performed on Ellen, The Late Show with David Letterman, at the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. Now they stop by Rams Head Live to showcase their third LP.

Washington Capitals Vs. Los Angeles Kings
Sunday, February 5th, 12 p.m.
Catch the Washington Capitals in action at Verizon Center against the Los Angeles Kings. Can they stay at the top of the Metropolitan Division? Buy your tickets and find out!

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