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A What's Up? Weekend 05/04/17

May 04, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Greg Proops: A Comedian on an Adventure

Greg Proops, also self-proclaimed as “The Smartest Man in the World,” is most popularly known for his special appearances on ABC’s hit show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?

While he’s not performing for a live audience on stage, Proops performs for a much larger audience on his Proopcast, The Smartest Man in the World, where he’s recorded live in London, Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburg, Dublin, San Francisco, Oslo, Amsterdam, Austin, Paris, and Cleveland. Nothing is off limits for Proops.

With his wildly intelligent nature, Proops decided to take his award-seeking podcast and turn it into a book, The Smartest Book in the World.

Catch Greg Proops along with Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray as part of their Whose Live Anyway tour Saturday, May 13th, 8 p.m. at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. For 90-minutes, witness a completely improvised show that will not only make you laugh, but laugh so hard you’ll start to cry. Tickets range from $26–46.


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Scout and Molly's Lush Jewelry Trunk Show
Thursday, May 4th-Sunday, May 7th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Lush Jewelry is custom made jewelry from Ashley Westcott. Come and see all of her latest jewelry designs.

Tee Up for a Child Golf Tournament
Thursday, May 4th, 8 a.m.
Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc., will present the 17th annual Tee Up for a Child Golf Tournament at the Eisenhower Golf Club. The golf tournament will be a fun day of events and a good way to help children who do not have the ability to help themselves. Besides having a great day playing 18 holes of golf, the tournament will include prizes for special contests, on course contests, hole-in-ones, and a hole-in-one car prize. The Eisenhower Golf Course takes golfers through forestland, around a beautiful lake and near many creeks and swales. It welcomes golfers of all abilities. The money raised from this event will help provide CASA volunteers to be voices in the courts for abused and neglected children in the AAC foster care system.

Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Party
Thursday, May 4th, 6:30–11 p.m.
Sam's at the Waterfront is having for their second annual Cinco de Mayo Party! This fundraiser will benefit the Annapolis area Hispanic community. Tickets include appetizers, one drink, and live music by Albin St'Rose.

Pure Barre Pop Up
Saturday, May 6th, 8 a.m.
Pure Barre is popping up in unexpected places across the country. Join this new workout studio for a free Pure Barre Pop-Up class at the Annapolis Harbour Center Pavilion to celebrate spring! Bring a mat or towel and get ready to lift, tone, and burn.

Cinco de Mayo Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser 
Friday, May 5th, 12 p.m.
Grab some friends and head over to Broadneck Grill to celebrate the fiesta! There will be plenty of outdoor seating, and outdoor tent with cornhole, face painters, a DJ, giveaways’, and of course the Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser! There will also be raffle tickets for Orioles games, as well as liquor and wine baskets. Get in the spirit and don't miss out on the Broadneck Buckets of Margaritas!

34th Annual Champions on the Chesapeake
Friday, May 5th-7th, Times vary
Get ready for the world’s largest striped bass tournament, the 34th annual Championship on the Chesapeake out of Kurtz’s Beach! There will be over 10 weight stations throughout the Chesapeake Bay on both Western and Eastern shores. Don’t worry because there are over 50 ways to win with over $200,000 in prizes and cash. John Weber from Leonardtown won $75,605 last year with his 55.3 lb. rockfish!

Myths, Tzars, and Musical Giants
Friday, May 5th, 8 p.m.
A mythical show of epic proportions is taking place at the Annapolis Symphony. Marvel at why Chagall picked two fascinating stories to include in his artwork at the Paris Opera Garnier: Orpheus from the Greek mythology, and Boris Godunov from the ever compelling Russian history.  If that is not enough to awaken your musical curiosity, maybe you will want to hear live the last and one of the best symphonies that Prokofiev wrote, and Brahms’s Violin Concerto, one of the most beautiful solo works ever created for violin and orchestra. 

Naptown BarBAYq
Saturday, May 6th 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
You don't have to travel far to try some authentic barbecue because there will be Kansas City-style barbecue right here in Annapolis at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for the Naptown BarBayq! This is a KCBS sanctioned event with judges flying in and competitors smoking and cooking all night long. Can you taste the savory barbecue yet? Join the People's Choice and you be the judge! This is a family friendly event with kids’ activities, live entertainment, contests, and more!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Saturday, May 6th, 11 a.m.
Men & women are challenged to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, up Main Street Annapolis, and back to Blackwall Hitch. This event is for men, women and children of all ages. We ask men to walk in women's shoes (or we have flowers to clip on yours!).This is a fun way to shed light on the serious issues for victims of domestic violence and The Bernie House program. All proceeds will benefit The Bernie House, a transitional housing program for families fleeing domestic violence. All participants will receive free entry to the walk's after party located at Black Wall Hitch, Annapolis, which will feature music by Higher Hands and VOE and special food pricing for walkers.

Eighth Annual Derby Day Benefit
Saturday, May 6th, 4:30 p.m.
Grab your hats and your best outfits for the eighth annual Derby Day Benefit at Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR). Festivities will take place in the indoor arena on their beautiful 25-acre farm in Crownsville. Derby Day is a fun way to reach out to the community and raise much needed funds to help support the programs. Tickets include dinner catered by Bowl of Cherries, drinks provided by Acme Bar & Grill, and Armadillos. In addition, a bourbon tasting sponsored by Brown-Forman will be featured and you will not want to miss a chance to bid on at least one of over 80 baskets of everything from Ravens tickets, vacations, portrait sittings, and an array of spa treatments. All proceeds benefit the Maryland Therapeutic Riding mission, which is to help improve the lives of children, adults and wounded veterans with special needs through equine therapies and activities.

First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, May 7th, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
First Sunday Arts, Annapolis' premier arts festival, opens its 2017 season on the first several blocks of West Street and Whitmore Park in the Annapolis Arts District. With over 130 local and regional artists filling the area selling a wide range of handcrafted items including jewelry, glass, wood turnings, pottery, clothing, books, decorative items, photography and fine art, this is a not-to-be-missed event! Adding to the art scene and fun, there will be cafe dining, wine tastings, food trucks, live music, and artist demonstrations throughout. Friendly, leashed pets are welcome.

Makeup and Mimosas 2017
Sunday, May 7th, 12–4 p.m.
Lash Moi will be hosting a fun, glamorous event all for a wonderful cause! This year's Makeup and Mimosas event will benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center's Rebecca Fortney Breast Center. Enjoy complimentary mini-makeovers, hors d’oeuvres, mimosas, complimentary micro blading consultations, giveaway prizes, and much more!

Tea in the Garden Fundraiser
Sunday, May 7th, 3 p.m.
Join members of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee for a Tea in the Garden fundraiser at the Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden in Whitmore Park. Funds raised during the high tea party will be used to help pay off the $25,000 debt incurred in building the first Civil Rights Foot Soldiers Memorial, located at Whitmore Park in Annapolis. Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds will join the fundraiser as a special guest to speak about her new book, My Life, My Love, My Legacy, a memoir about Coretta Scott King. While it is not required, guests are welcome to dress in garden attire for the tea, which customarily includes a summer dress, gloves, and hat or fascinator for women and dress pants, dress shirt, and tie for men. A traditional tea spread will be served, including tea sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, and fruit, as well as an array of desserts, including cookies, tarts, and scones.

Eastern Shore

Sixth Annual Tidewater Easton Rotary Club Fishing Tournament
Friday, May 5th, 5:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join your fellow anglers for a great day of rock fishing on some of the area’s best charters followed by lunch and a Trophy Presentation at the Tred Avon Yacht Club. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught that day. All proceeds will benefit the Project Purple Initiative - Stand Up for Substance Abuse, sponsored by the Tidewater Rotary Club and Talbot County Sheriff's Office. Groups and individuals are welcome to register. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Burning of the Vines
Friday, May 5th, 6:30 p.m.
Join Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery for our 3rd annual Burning of the Vines. This event celebrates the new season by burning the previous year’s growth with a huge bonfire! Food Trucks will provide refreshments as Second Wind provides the live musical entertainment. Bring a lawn chair and welcome the new season with a good time.

Six Pillars Century Cycling Event
Saturday, May 6th, 6 a.m.
Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc. is sponsoring the 9th annual Six Pillars Century cycling fundraiser at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD. The cycling event will include three ride choices, including a 37-mile fun and fitness ride, a 56-mile Ironman Eagleman 70.3 Course, and a 100-mile Century Course. The event will support Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc., an agency which is best known for providing the Winners Walk Tall Program to over 8,200 students in the public schools in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties free of charge.

17th Annual Multicultural Festival
Saturday, May 6th, 10 a.m.
For 18 years the Multicultural Festival has brought the Mid-Shore together for one big party among the spring sunshine, blooming flowers, and greening trees of Easton’s Idlewild Park. The fun, free event offers a way to celebrate the area’s distinct heritages dating back several generations along with the variety of ethnic groups that have come to call this area their home. Since its debut in 2000 as a project of Talbot County P.E.A.C.E, the Festival has featured live entertainment, a variety of refreshments including ethnic food selections, children’s games, and an opportunity to visit local vendors and area service organizations.

2017 Dogwood Festival of Galena
Sunday, May 7th, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
The festival will kick off at with the Dogwood Dart 5k.The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in the Dogwood Plaza and the Galena Community Park will be bustling with crafts, games at the Kids Corner, kids bounce house and inflatable amusements, Beautiful Baby Contest, live music and beer garden. Refreshments include crab cakes, soft shell crabs, shrimp & clam strips, chicken tenders, French fries, pulled pork, beef brisket, fish rry, and funnel cakes.

Salisbury Kidney Walk
Sunday, May 7th, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Bring your family to this fun and inspiring community fundraiser at Winterplace Park that builds awareness, drives prevention, and supports treatment of kidney disease – the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. Following warm-up exercises and announcements by WMDT-TV Meteorologist Daniel Johnson, the Walk will kick off at 10 a.m. Participants can choose from a three-mile route or shorter path for strollers and wheelchairs. Adding to the fun, everyone can enjoy refreshments from Panera Bread, Giant and Starbucks, music by Moonbeam Entertainment and the Kidney Kids Corner with face painting and games. Funds raised through Kidney Walk will directly support the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s (NKF-MD) patient services, education and research efforts.

Cinco De Miler 5K
Sunday, May 7th, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Brought to you by Charm City Run, grab your sombreros and hit the trails at the Cinco de Miler! This looped five-mile trail race through Terrapin Nature Park covers pavement, trail and bit of beach. Runners will take in the beautiful sites along the Chesapeake Bay, including the Bay Bridge, then head to The Jetty Restaurant and Dock Bar for a post-race celebration (one free beer per runner of age!). The run fittingly benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the waterways that comprise the Choptank River watershed, Eastern Bay, and the Miles and Wye Rivers.

Taste of the Towne
Sunday, May 7th, 12.–3 p.m.
The 11th annual Taste of the Town (& County) is here! Spend an afternoon sampling signature dishes from Chestertown & Kent County's finest restaurants and caterers in the beautiful Fountain Park. Featured dishes range from nouvelle gourmet to regional classics such as Maryland Crab Soup. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town artwork exhibited in the park as well.


Treasure the Chesapeake
Thursday, May 4th, 6 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust welcomes all to the Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Guests will enjoy an evening of delicious fare and drinks, dancing to the Eastport Oyster Boys, and a silent auction, all to raise money to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer 5K
Saturday, May 6th, 6:45 a.m.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Washington, D.C. Metro will host its 15th annual 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer® community event at the National Harbor. The 5K Run/Walk is the organization’s largest awareness and fundraising event. The event will feature a survivors' parade, music, dancing, vendors, silent auction, live performances, prizes, refreshments, kid's activities, free health screenings, plenty of individual and team incentives, and lots of family fun!

Pawject Runway
Saturday, May 6th, 6–10 p.m.
The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will hold the fifth annual Pawject Runway, presented by Pet Valu, at Royal Farms Arena. At the hippest fashion show on four paws, Softies—big, animal-loving influencers from the Show Your Soft Side campaign—will strut the runway “modeling” some of the adorable dogs and cats available for adoption from BARCS. Proceeds from the event will benefit BARCS and its mission to find forever homes for homeless and abandoned animals, and Show Your Soft Side as it continues to change the mindset of young people who view torturing defenseless animals as tough. All guests are invited to attend an after party where they can mingle with the modeling Softies at Hotel Indigo.

Maryland Film Festival
Wednesday, May 3rd–Sunday, May 7th, Times vary
Reels will roll when thousands of movie buffs pack Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District for the 19th annual Maryland Film Festival. Centered in and around the newly-reclaimed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway, the Maryland Film Festival will include filmmaker-hosted features and short films of all varieties—narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and hybrid—and a feature selected and hosted by legendary filmmaker John Waters.

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