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A What's Up? Weekend 03/02/17

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

Photo by David O'Donohue

Kelsea Ballerini Makes History in Country Music

At 23-years-old, Tennessee native Kelsea Ballerini has continued to soar through the country music charts. With her humble attitude and outgoing persona, Ballerini has quickly become a country favorite, becoming the first women to reach #1 with her first three consecutive singles from her debut album, The First Time.

Get your tickets now to see Kelsea Ballerini as part of Thomas Rhett’s HOME TEAM Tour Friday, March 10th, 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. Tickets range from $22–293.

Check out our exclusive interview with Kelsea Ballerini here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Defending the Caveman
Saturday, March 4th, 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of laughter and raise money for a great cause! Join Caritas Society of St. John's College, Inc. for a performance of Defending the Caveman, a fundraiser for student aid. Written by comedian Rob Becker, Defending the Caveman played for two and a half years on Broadway, making it the longest running solo play in Broadways history. Becker's prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a perfect entertainment option for couples or girls night out. With hilarious insights on contemporary feminism and masculine sensitivity, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight through the funny bone and into the heart. Defending the Caveman makes us laugh at ourselves, about all the ways that men and woman fight, laugh and love. A wine reception will be held before the event.

Dar Williams
Thursday, March 2nd, 7 p.m.
One of the most lauded singer-songwriters of her generation, Dar Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the early '90s. Williams’ songwriting and performing style has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, but with a few acidic and, at times, hilarious twists. At the core of her work is a belief in the innate ability of people to make a better world.

Exquisite Trattoria Style Food with Chef Alba Johnson
Friday, March 3rd, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Alba is a cooking instructor and personal chef specializing in southern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Her recipes are rustic, simple, and vibrant in taste. Learn the time-honored secrets of making fine trattoria style food just as it has been made for centuries. Make warm tomato and mozzarella crostini, broccoli and sausage lasagna, and stuffed ricotta zucchini in tomato sauce.

Navy Men & Women’s Lacrosse
Saturday, March 4th, 12 p.m. (Women) & 2:30 p.m. (Men)
Don’t miss the anticipated 2017 season of the Navy Midshipmen Men’s and Women’s Division I lacrosse teams at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium! The men will take on Bucknell while the women will compete against Boston College.

Friday, March 3rd, 9:30–1:30 a.m.
FOREPLAY was conceived from a desire to play good old classic rock and blues. Named after the iconic instrumental piece to Boston's Foreplay/Longtime, they deliver the electric energy and passion of that era. Come to Union Jack’s to see FOREPLAY rock and get the chance to shake your tail feather, raise your glass, flick your bic, and pump your fist!

Annapolis Irish Week
Saturday, March 4th, through Friday, March 17th. Times vary
Grab your friends, and maybe a Guinness, and join the luck of the Irish at Annapolis Irish week in Downtown Annapolis. Irish week will be full of events including Irish history dinners, Irish coffee competitions, St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving to help find a cure to Children's Cancer, Perfect Pint competitions, and finally St. Patrick's Day itself! The fifth annual Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 5th, 1 p.m. and will benefit local charities. The third annual St. Patrick’s Parade Hooley, an Irish party to kick off Annapolis Irish Week, will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 6 p.m. at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. The gala will feature Dublin 5, Pipe bands and Irish dancers, as well as great food!

Black Tie & Diamonds
Saturday, March 4th, 6-11 p.m.
Wear your glittery jewelry, gals, and find your fancy tuxedos, guys, for the 14th annual Black Tie and Diamonds gala hosted by the Rotary Club of Annapolis. The event features cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while guests peruse the silent auction starting at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner with a live auction at 7 p.m. Your evening will be topped with a decadent dessert and dancing to live music. This year, proceeds will benefit The Samaritan House of Annapolis. Their mission is to reintegrate their clients back into the local community and society at large as fully functioning members—free from the use of alcohol and/or illicit drugs.

Eastern Shore

Juried Painting, Sculpture, & Contemporary Craft Opening Reception
Friday, March 3rd, 5-8 p.m.
Opening Reception and awards ceremony for Juried Painting, Sculpture & Contemporary Craft show runs through April 1st. Featuring artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft (including metal, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass and jewelry). The exhibition will be judged by award winning fiber artist Susan Levi-Goerlich.

James and the Giant Peach
Friday, March 3rd, 7 p.m.
The musical James and the Giant Peach is based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl, written in 1961. It’s a delightfully imagined tale of a boy, his giant insect friends and their incredible journey across the ocean on a giant, juicy piece of fruit discovering much about themselves, each other and the meaning of family. Get tickets and come see the adventure at the Country School! An additional show will take place Sunday, March 5th, at 3 p.m.

Interactive Blacksmithing Demo
Saturday, March 4th, 9-12 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is partnering with Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Conn. to offer an interactive blacksmithing demo. The one-day program includes learning about forges and tools used in forging metal and the opportunity to participate in making a wall hook. During the remainder of their visit to CBMM, Mystic’s blacksmith’s will work with CBMM Boatyard staff on the techniques necessary in drawing out material to make forged items, with a strong focus on tool-making and repair. Pre-registration is required.

Victoria Vox in Concert
Saturday, March 4th, 8 p.m.
Victoria Vox continues to wow her audiences with her fabulous ukulele and songwriting skills, her renowned mouth trumpet, and her infectious pop-folk-jazz style. Come join in the fun with this award-winning singer-songwriter, featured on the Jay Leno show, the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and the cover of Ukulele Magazine.

The Eastern Shore Bridal Show
Sunday, March 5th, 12-5 p.m.
This event will include, tastings from over 14 of the area’s top bridal venues, samples, swag and tours of the Manor House. 50+ vendors for bridal fashion will be attending. Experience the decadence of a mimosa bar and “Top This” sweets buffet. Attending grooms will receive 25 free shooting clays during the event and door prizes will be available for brides and their guests.

Stop Drop & Run 5k
Saturday, April 1st, 10:30 a.m.
Grab your sneakers and join the Easton Volunteer Fire Department at their third annual 5K and one mile fun run/walk event Saturday, April 1st, 10:30 a.m. The race will take off at the EVFD at 12 p.m.Once you’ve completed the race, head over to the firehouse for a post-race BBQ filled two beers (21+) and music! Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day of the race, which include lunch and a commemorative race t-shirt. Use the code “whatsup” for a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit the EFVD. For more information and to register visit


The Knocks
Thursday, March 2nd, 7 p.m.
The Knocks are a New York story through and through. They met as 19-year-old college students, late one night in a studio at the New School. Working out of their bedrooms, The Knocks remixed Jay-Z’s entire American Gangster album in two days, calling it American G-Funk. With remixes for Katy Perry and Passion Pit soon following, The Knocks quickly became synonymous with a certain warm, retro-future sound. What’s Up Magazine recently featured an interview with Ben Ruttner of The Knocks that can be found on our website.

Washington Capitals Vs. New Jersey Devils
Thursday, March 2nd, 7 p.m.
Catch the Washington Capitals in action at the Verizon Center against the New Jersey Devils! Can they stay at the top of the Metropolitan Division? Find out!

Juicy J- The Rubba Band Business Tour
Friday, March 3rd, 9 p.m.
Jordan Houston, best known by his stage name Juicy J, is a hip hop recording artist and record producer from Memphis, TN. Preferring the title producer over rapper, Juicy J makes uncompromised music that is relatable and chart topping. He joins a very small, elite group of artists who have earned both an Academy Award and a Billboard Hot 100 No.1.

Amy Schumer Live
Saturday, March 4th, 8 p.m.
Amy Schumer is a hilarious, in your face, stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer. She has the creator, co-producer, and co-writer of the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer. She premiered in the 2015 film, Trainwreck, and in the upcoming comedy Snatched, set to release May 12th. Don’t miss the chance to laugh like never before!

Maryland Home & Garden Show
Saturday, March 4th, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sunday, March 5th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Enough with winter chills! It’s time to start thinking about greens, gardens, flowers, and arrangements. At the Maryland Home & Garden Show, plan your landscape, meet home improvement contractors and experts, and prepare to transform your garden into masterpieces. Former Chief White House Florist Laura Dowling will share tips and techniques for beautiful floral arrangements like those she created in Washington. She is renowned for creating a new romantic style of flower arranging featuring free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classic bouquet. She will be hosting live seminars the first weekend of the show. Other features at the show include: Over 300 improvement exhibits, spring craft show, orchid show, living classroom/BUGS, wine tasting, free seminars, flower bouquets giveaway, and a petting zoo.

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