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A What's Up? Weekend 05/18/17

May 18, 2017 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould

Cole Swindell Continues "Chillin' It" At the Top of Country Music Charts

Platinum-selling country sensation, Cole Swindell, has quickly taken his career to the top of the country music charts…literally. With six consecutive No. 1 singles, this Georgia native has been nothing short of successful.

In 2016, the country singer was named the Songwriter/Artist of the Year from the Nashville Songwriter Association Int’l (NSAI). Swindell was recently awarded his second CMA Triple Play award in 2017 for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period with “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” “Let Me See You Girl,” and “You Should Be Here.”

Catch the Platinum-selling country star on Friday, May 19th at Merriweather Post Pavilion as part of Dierks Bentley’s What the Hell World Tour with Jon Pardi. Tickets are $46–76. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

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Drew Holcomb Collaborates with The Neighbors for Soulful Root-Inspired Album

Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson
Growing up with a passion for music, Drew Holcomb embodies the soulful sound of root-inspired music. After releasing his first solo album in 2005, this Memphis native joined The Neighbors, establishing what would later become a decade of awe-inspiring albums.

Even with the success of his music career, Holcomb not only dedicates his time to helping others but uses his musical platform to donate to non-profit organizations. Holcomb and The Neighbors are taking their shows up a notch by donating 20 percent of their merchandise sales to a charity in the town of their show as part of their "Love Your Neighbors” campaign during the Souvenir Tour.

Don’t miss the chance to catch Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors as they wrap up the Souvenir Tour at Rams Head Live Saturday, May 20th, 7 p.m. The band has chosen Dayspring Baltimore as the supported charity for this event. Dayspring is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of children and families affected by substance abuse, homelessness, and poverty. Tickets are $18.

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The What's Up? Weekend Rundown



Anne Arundel County



Skin Wellness MD Open House
Thursday, May 18th, 12–2 p.m.
Join Skin Wellness MD for an open house and learn about the New Vallure filler offered exclusively at Skin Wellness MD. Observe live demonstrations and much more! Space is limited, please RSVP.

34th Annual Championship on the Chesapeake Awards Party
Thursday, May 18th, 7–10 p.m.
Don’t miss out on the sport fishing celebration and awards party to commemorate the 34th Annual Championship on the Chesapeake Tournament. There will be live music, great food, bar, door prices, raffles, and cash drawings all at Kurtz’s Beach!

RISE for Autism Golf Tournament
Friday, May 19th, 8 a.m.
Grab your clubs and head over to Renditions Golf Course in Davidsonville for the sixth annual RISE for Autism Charity Golf Event! Prepare for a great day on the links with contests and a silent auction! Put your skills to the test and compete in the following contests: Hole-In-One, Closest-to-the-Pin-, and Longest Drive. Don’t forget about the silent auction filled with tickets to sporting events, sports merchandise and memorabilia, electronics, and so much more! RISE for Autism plans to open a center based program in 2017 to address the gap in services for older children, teens, and young adults with Autism.

Beach Girl Chic Trunk Show
Saturday, May 20th, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join Scout & Molly's for the Beach Girl Chic Trunk Show! Beach Girl Chic is a beach inspired, chic modern, handcrafted jewelry line with coastal living vibes. Designer Gina Luce will be in store to feature all of her latest jewelry designs! Enjoy lite bites, wine, and shop new spring fashion!

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
Saturday, May 20th–21st, 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Grab your beach chair and enjoy a weekend filled with music, food and drinks, over 20 vendors, and of course, the beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. with music beginning at 11 a.m. The 2017 lineup will include: The Mavericks, Jonny Lang, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ana Popovic, Walter Trout, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Samantha Fish, The William Bell Band, Toronzo Cannon, Mr. Sipp Mississippi Blues Child, Frank Band and the Cook County Kings, The Apocalypse Blues Revue, Sweet Leda, and Swamp Candy. Proceeds will benefit both We Care and Friends and Camp Fantastic.

Princess and Pirate Tea Party: Yo Ho Ho and Once Upon a Time
Saturday, May 20th, 1–3 p.m.
Please join us for a royal swashbuckling adventure at the historic William Paca House. The afternoon will entertain young princesses and pirates with crafts, games, music, and a tea party! You never know who just might stop by. Princess or pirate, which will you be? Come dressed as your favorite to our tea party.

Bayside Beach Bash
Saturday, May 20th, 4–8 p.m.
Watch the sunset on the Bay Ridge Marina at a beachside party and Corn Hole tournament with live music and light fare. Fun for the whole family!

Parlour Tricks
Saturday, May 20th, 7:30–9 p.m.
Parlour Tricks is an 80-minute journey of mindreading, magic and flat out mayhem! Performing illusions from 16th Century necromancers to the cutting-edge magic of today, award winning magician and world-renowned sleight-of-hand artist Michael Kaminskas conjures up an unforgettable adventure at the Federal House Bar and Grill that will leave you laughing, amazed and amused. What’s Up Magazine recently featured an interview with Kaminskas that can be found on our website.

11th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon
Sunday, May 21st, 6 a.m.
This triathlon, which is being held at the Severna Park Community Center and the B&A trail, benefits the Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship. The triathlon offers two courses, Sprint and Olympic, which can be completed individually or by teams of two or three people. The scholarship was established in 2004 following Emily’s death from a car accident. Emily was a 2003 graduate of Chesapeake High School in Pasadena.

Feet for the Creek Walkathon
Sunday, May 21st, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Back Creek Conservancy hosts its first annual Feet for the Creek Walk-a-Thon and walkers of all ages are welcome. Participants will enjoy a 6K walk around the creek with water stops, and a shorter route for families with small children. The trail includes plenty of scenic overlooks and points of interest where they can learn about creek conservation, rain gardens, and future projects to protect the creek. An interactive, online map will accessible by smart phones to keep everyone safe. Once completed, walkers can receive a boat ride from the Davis’ Pub side back to the starting point at Annapolis Sailing School. Once there, enjoy live family-friendly music by Guava Jelly and food trucks.

Rubber Duck Race & Family Carnival
Sunday, May 21st, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Help feed children in Anne Arundel County! Adopt-a-duck for the rubber duck race and enjoy magic, rubber ducky decorating stations, face painting, games, music, food and refreshments, and much more! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Bountiful Backpack Program. In an effort to sustain food insecure children over the weekend, the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County, as part of its hunger initiative, launched the Bountiful Backpack Program. By providing several food items sent home via backpacks, the hope is that these children will not go hungry over the weekend. 

Burgers & Bands for Suicide Prevention
Sunday, May 21st, 1–7 p.m.
The tragedy of suicide has impacted countless families. Come out for the Burgers & Bands for Suicide Prevention event in order to help a worthy cause through fundraising and awareness. Bands are being provided by Priddy Music Academy so expect some amazing young talent and a whole lot of fun.


Eastern Shore



St. Michaels Running Festival
Saturday, May 20th, 5:30 a.m.
Are you prepared for the flattest, fastest, half marathon course in the Mid-Atlantic? The sixth annual St. Michaels Running Festival will take place at St. Michaels High School. There will be more than 3,000 participants from 31 different states. This is the place to set your new personal record! In addition to the half marathon and 5k distance events, the event hosts a kids race for children 12 years and younger to promote active living among our youth. The St. Michaels Half Marathon was voted one of America’s Top 100 Half Marathons. Only two Maryland based events were chosen out of more than 2,100 events that were evaluated. Following the races, head over to the post-race after party filled with a beer garden, live music, awards, and much more at the Runners Village!

Havana Nights
Saturday, May 20th, 6–10 p.m.
CASA is shaking things up this year with their annual spring fundraiser, Havana Nights, at the Waterfowl building in historic downtown Easton. Vibrant colors, authentic cuisine, crafty cocktails, and salsa music will transport patrons to Havana, Cuba. This unique party promises to be an exciting night for all attendees! This annual event raises funds for CASA of the Mid Shore’s work with children who are under court protection in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, and Kent Counties due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. A special unveiling will also take place during Havana Nights.

Chesapeake Bay Tour De Cure
Sunday, May 21st, 6:30 a.m.
Take the ride of your life and experience the mid-shore like you never have before, while helping to change the future of diabetes for nearly 30 million Americans currently living with the disease. Join the American Diabetes Association for the sixth annual Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure premier cycling event, from the Talbot County Community Center. Bring your friends and family for a unique spring bike ride, complimented by refreshments, libations, health and wellness information, a live band, and entertainment for all ages! Proceeds will raise awareness and funds to support the ADA’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.

Painting Paws
Sunday, May 21st, 2–5 p.m.
Paint a Furry Friend on Canvas! Please join this painting FUNraiser! The proceeds of this event will benefit The Humane Society of Kent County, MD. Entry fee includes all materials, wine and fun appetizers; advance registration is required. Send a good quality digital photo of your pet (preferably a frontal shot) to walkinmom@me.com within 3 days of registration to guarantee a pre-sketched canvas. We'll sketch your pet on a 12"x16" canvas so you'll be ready to paint! Professional artists will guide you step-by-step and provide personal instruction.


Regional



Central Maryland Classic
Friday, May 19th, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join the Central Maryland Chamber for the annual Central Maryland Classic Golf tournament at the Walden Country Club! Entry Fee Includes the green fee for the day, cart for 18 holes, breakfast, boxed lunch, beverages & snacks throughout the day, and an awards ceremony to cap the day off.

Piney Orchard Annual Spring Yard Sale
Saturday, May 20th 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Head over to the community yard sale hosted by the Piney Orchard Community Association! You never know what hidden gems you might stumble upon. Refreshments will be sold by the Activities Committee.

Preakness
Saturday, May 20th, 8 a.m.
Celebrate the 142nd Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. It’s the mid-Atlantic’s largest single-day sporting event with a full day of racing highlighted by middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s famed Triple Crown and the Budweiser InfieldFest, a multi-entertainment festival featuring nationally recognized musical acts, two stages, the MUG Club and unique attractions.

Wine in the Woods
Saturday, May 20th, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. & Sunday, May 21th, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Head over to the 25th annual Wine in the Woods and celebrate the charm and character of an event that has aged to perfection at the Symphony Woods Park! Wine in the Woods is now the largest wine festival in Maryland and was voted Best Festival in Howard County. Sample a variety of Maryland’s finest wineries from a souvenir glass, purchase food from an abundance of high quality, distinctive restaurants and caterers, sharpen your palate by attending wine education seminars, purchase exceptional works of art and specialty crafts, and revel in continuous live entertainment. The event is expecting about 30 wineries, 18 food vendors, 30 artisans and crafters, and 12 live band performances over the two-day event.

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