A What's Up? Weekend 03/30/17
Mar 30, 2017 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould
After a long 25 years as a theater professional, Boyett steps off stage, but continues to provide her extensive knowledge and experience from behind the scenes, living her dream as the Founding Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) and a freelance director/choreographer in the D.C. area.
Catch Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard III, a fast paced, dynamic, beautifully written, suspense thriller. The show will run from Friday, May 19th until Sunday, June 11th. Tickets range from $25–45. For performance times and to purchase tickets, call 410-415-3513 or visit Annapolisshakespeare.org.
The What's Up? Weekend Rundown
Anne Arundel County
Taste of the Towne Centre and Fashion Show
Thursday, March 30th, 7–10 p.m.
The Friends of the Light House will present Taste of the Towne Centre and Fashion Show at Great Gatherings. The shops and restaurants in the Annapolis Towne Centre and beyond will be featured. Towne Centre restaurants will provide food tastings. Alumni, volunteers, and employees of The Light House will model the fashion ensembles provided by the area clothing stores. All proceeds will benefit The Light House: A Homeless Prevention and Support Center in Annapolis.
Cocktails for a Cause
Thursday, March 30th, 5–8 p.m.
Please join Acme Bar and Grille for an evening of fun at Cocktails for a Cause benefiting the Wellness House of Annapolis. Featuring specialty cocktails, raffles, and a 50/50 drawing! There is a $20 donation which goes directly to the Wellness House of Annapolis. The Wellness House of Annapolis provides strength and support to those touched by cancer. Services offered include: counseling, support groups, therapeutic music and art, educational seminars, children's programs, and much more. Thanks to the generosity of our community, all services and programs are offered free of charge.
A Night to Fight FA
Saturday, April 1st, 6–10 p.m.
Put up your dukes and join the Burrows Hill Foundation in the fight against Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Burrows Hill Foundation will host a silent and live auction, restaurant raffle, dinner, and cocktails. Funds from this event will be used for research to find a cure for FA, a rare, debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disease that affects 1 in 50,000 people.
23rd Annual Dinner & Auction
Saturday, April 1st, 6:30–10:30 p.m.
The South Shore Elementary School PTA will host their largest fundraising event of the year, Play like a Panda: 23rd Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction. This annual event is a time for our families and community to come together to raise important funds to support the children in our community. We invite you to join us at Crofton Country Club for an event to remember!
April Fools Comedy Night
Saturday, April 1st, 6:30 p.m.
Join the Children's Theatre of Annapolis for a night of hilarious comedy! Comedians include Julie Fox, Michael Aronin, and Kelly Terranova. Tickets include beer, wine, soft drinks, sweets & treats. The event is 21+.
Mad Hatters Tea and Treasures
Sunday, April 2nd, 1–4 p.m.
Enjoy an elegant high tea and mimosas at the Mad Hatters Tea and Treasures, presented by The Naval Academy Spouses and Civilians Club at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville. This delightful event will include a raffle of a handmade heirloom quilt, silent auction of sumptuous baskets, free verbal appraisal of up to two of your “treasures”, a beverage pull offering a variety of wine and spirits, and a small standard flower show presented by The Naval Academy Garden Club.
Annapolis Film Festival
Thursday, March 30th through Sunday, April 2nd
The fifth Annapolis Film Festival will take place in downtown Annapolis. More than 70 new and independent films are screened at Maryland Hall, St. John’s College, Asbury United Methodist Church, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, and Annapolis Elementary School. Over 100 filmmakers come to Annapolis to talk about their films with audiences. Festival highlights include the African-American Experience, the Jewish Experience, the Environmental Showcase, panels and workshops, opening night film and after-party, juried shorts competition, and student shorts showcase.
Maryland Chicken Wing Festival
Saturday, April 1st, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
“No April Fool’s Day joke here,” try some of the region’s finest chicken wings at the Maryland Chicken Wing Festival at the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds. Come taste over 40 different kinds of wings from the area’s best chefs, including a build your own sauce station! In addition, for beer enthusiasts, there will be over 30 varieties of draft beer. There’s fun for the whole family including kid’s activities, face painting, and great local music all day long. New this year will be a hot wing eating competition that you won’t want to miss!
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. 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! Use the code “whatsup” for a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit the EFVD.
Talbot Restaurant Week/Launch Party
Sunday, April 2nd through Saturday, April 8th.
Talbot County welcomes the spring season with its annual restaurant week celebration! Now in its eight year, this week-long event showcases the local dining establishments that feed the towns and communities of Talbot County and offers diners the opportunity to try new restaurants or revisit favorites. The week begins with a much-anticipated restaurant week launch party on Sunday, April 2nd, 2–4 p.m. at The Tidewater Inn’s elegant Gold Ballroom. Ticket holders can visit with their favorite chefs, restaurateurs, and food business owners who also offer generous tastings of their finest culinary creations. Throughout the week, participating restaurants then treat guests to special prices and menus.
March Madness Golf Tournament
Sunday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.
Love to golf but also love March Madness? Well grab your clubs and head on over to the Choptank River Gold and Events for the March Madness Golf Tournament. Costs are $20 for members and $40 for non-members for entire tournament including cart, oysters and punch! $15 if you only want to do submit your NCAA Bracket, but don’t worry, you still get oysters and punch!
Kent County Spring Festival
Saturday, April 1st, 1–4 p.m.
Don't miss out on all of the fun for one low price! Your child will receive a picture with the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, balloon animals, an egg hunt, egg decorating, pony rides, games, crafts, and prizes! The event may be moved inside to the Community Center pending weather.
Disney on Ice
Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with your favorite characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Disney’s Frozen. Explore the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, voyage under the sea to Ariel’s underwater kingdom, fly to Neverland with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, and join Anna, Elsa and Olaf as they discover that true love is the most magical power of all. Upbeat music, lovable characters and unforgettable moments make this an experience your family will cherish forever!
Bowie Baysox Fanfest
Saturday, April 1st, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the 18th annual free family funfest at Prince George's Stadium! The event occurs rain or shine and features carnival style games, face painting, scavenger hunt, music, and special appearances by Baysox fun-loving mascots Louie and Rocko.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Out of this World
Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd, times vary
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out of This World coming to the Verizon Center! Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey invites families to experience The Greatest Show on Earth one last time to see the most extraordinary performers and exotic animals in the ultimate circus spectacle before it permanently closes in May of this year. This is the final farewell.
Friday, March 31st through Saturday, April 8th, 7–11 p.m. weeknights & 7 p.m.–12 a.m. weekends
Light City, the nation’s first large-scale light, music, and innovation festival returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For nine consecutive nights, this free public festival will redefine what is possible in the public realm by transforming Baltimore into an interactive playground of light art installations, activities for the whole family, concerts, and performances. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk, a 1.5-mile trail along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor featuring illuminated artworks, performances, music, locally sourced food concepts, a children’s area, and maker tents. Of the 23 light installations on display, 21 are brand new to Light City. Light City will also showcase Baltimore’s creative culinary community with themed food concepts such as Asian street food, sustainable seafood, and more. Locally distilled spirits and local breweries will be featured in the beverage offerings and a signature cocktail will be created.
Festival of Laughs
Saturday, April 1st, 8 p.m.
It’s April fool’s day and that means laughter! Head over to Royal Farms Arena and catch some laughs as comedian, actor, producer, and writer Mike Epps returns to Royal Farms Arena with guests Bruce Bruce, Ricky Smiley, and Felipe Esparza.
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