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A What's Up? Weekend 06/01/17

Jun 01, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

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From a Vision to Reality: Crownsville Resident Builds Successful Theatre Company

When Vincent Lancisi was getting his Master’s degree in stage direction, he had a vision. His vision was to create an artistic home in the form of a theater company. With a life filled with passion for the performing arts, in 1990, Lancisi brought that vision to life in the form of the Everyman Theatre Company, located in Baltimore.

After a generous donation, the theatre moved to its permanent home on Fayette Street, where you can catch the current record-breaking performance of Noises Off., a production that will leave you rolling in the aisles laughing as everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.

Noises Off. has already outsold the theater’s 2013 grand opening production of August: Osage County and has become its biggest selling show of all time in 26 seasons.

Don’t miss out on what Lancisi admits is the perfect comedy to kick off your summer. Performances are now through Sunday, June 18th. Tickets range from $43–64 and can be purchased here.

Grab your tickets for the Taste of Everyman: Noises Off exclusive pre-show social tonight at 6 p.m. Kick back while you mix and mingle with other theater lovers.


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Annapolis Greek Festival 
Thursday, June 1st, 4–10 p.m., Friday, June 2–3rd, 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday, June 4th, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Continuous live Greek music and traditional bouzouki will fill you while you enjoy the spectacular, energetic live traditional Greek dance performances by the Children's and Adult Dance Troups and live Greek music by Bouzouki Nights. Sample traditional Greek foods, authentic Greek wines and delicious desserts while you enjoy Greek Dances and Greek music. All food and pastry items will be available throughout the Festival. The Greeks call it Kefi – when the music is playing and the joys of life consume you making you want to jump, dance and yell OPA! With all there is to see and do, The Annapolis Greek Festival is all about Kefi!

32nd Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Awards 
Thursday, June 1st, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
The 32nd TWIN Awards will be held at the Westin Annapolis as the signature event of the YWCA and the premier awards ceremony in Anne Arundel County focused on honoring professional women and companies that promote the advancement of women. We are proud to have welcomed over 800 honorees into this esteemed sisterhood dating back to 1984, representing the most dynamic and accomplished women in Anne Arundel County. We invite you to help us celebrate Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's most prestigious professional business women at the awards dinner. The awards dinner continues to be a sell-out event and provides a great opportunity to network with your fellow business and community leaders.

Fiesta in the Park
Thursday, June 1st, 5:30 - 07:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the Annapolis Maritime Museum's expansion to Back Creek Nature Park. There will be live music, a few margaritas, a glass of sangria, and a taco bar too!

Annapolis Irish Festival 
Friday, June 2nd, 4 p.m. & Saturday, June 3rd, 11 a.m.
Feel the luck of the Irish at the seventh annual Annapolis Irish Festival at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Friday night will salute our military and first responders, who will be admitted for free along with a guest and valid I.D. The fun continues on Saturday with the ever-popular free Little Leprechaun land from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m., including face painting, bouncy castles, pony rides, and tons of activities for the wee ones. Also on Saturday, the Irish festival will host a national Massed Piped band competition with dozens of pipe and drum corps in full Celtic regalia. Transport yourself to Ireland with a cold glass of Guinness, enjoy over 70 vendors, and the best Celtic entertainment. This year’s music line up will make your heart beat faster and turn your hair green! Portions of the proceeds benefits local community non-profits.

Relay For Life 2017 
Friday, June 2nd, 6 p.m.
Relay for Life is a community event presented by the American Cancer Society to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember those we have lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against cancer!

Bourbon, Bowties, & Cigars 
Friday, June 2nd, 7–10 p.m.
Join Positive Strides for an evening of Bourbon, Bowties & Cigars, and the premier fundraiser event for Positive-Strides, at The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel’s Chesapeake Ballroom with its breathtaking outdoor patio overlooking Annapolis Harbor and “Ego Alley”. Enjoy the finest bourbons and cigars around (beer and wine, too!), heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a vast array of silent auction items, all while raising funds and awareness for Positive-Strides. Blended, bonded, single barrel, or small batch, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! It's a party for a cause!

25th Annual Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta Summer Cocktail Party 
Friday, June 2nd, 7–9:30 p.m.
Kick off the weekend at the sixth annual Summer Cocktail Party! Participate in the silent auction and enjoy an elegant lite dinner fare and an open bar. Raise a sail with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at their 25th annual Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta Saturday, June 3rd, 8:30 a.m. at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Wear your most fabulous seersucker & linen attire! Continue the celebrations at The Rock the Dock Party for a Cure Saturday, after the races from 5–8 p.m. This Eastport block party will provide live entertainment by the Electric bluegrass sensation Swamp Donkey, a barbecue dinner, and a variety of drinks available on the waterfront.

Zooma Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K
Saturday, June 3rd, 7 a.m.
Join Zooma Annapolis during their 10th anniversary celebration and let patriotic pride fuel you on this tour of one of America’s great seaside towns. Starting at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, it’s hard to not feel your heart swell listening to the National Anthem in the excitement-filled moments before the race starts. Out on the course, runners have the opportunity to participate in a half marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), or a 5K (3.1 miles) looping around the lovely, brick Maryland State House before running past the Naval Academy. After the race, it’s time to celebrate in the end zone of Navy Stadium at the After-Party Expo with wine, live music, shopping, recovery yoga, and lots of fit girls’ weekend celebration.

Annual Strawberry Festival 
Saturday, June 3rd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate Anne Arundel County’s agricultural heritage and all things strawberry! The 27th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held at the Benson-Hammond House. (Rain date is June 4th.) The Festival will include quality crafts, demonstrations, strawberry wine and shortcake and entertainment for both children and adults. 

Secret Garden Tour 
Saturday, June 3rd, 12–5 p.m.
As summer approaches, lovers of gardens everywhere will want to visit historic Annapolis and tour its “Secret Gardens”. Garden enthusiasts will enter intimate and charming outdoor spaces featuring gardens both large and small which range from formal old boxwood to informal perennial, from secret retreats to quiet oasis’ on busy streets. The gardens on the tour are private, not usually seen by the public.

Chesapeake K9 Fund 5K/1K Fun Run "Run for the Blue" 
Sunday, June 4th, 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Chesapeake K9 Fund is having a 5k/1k Fun Run event at Quiet Waters Park! 100% of all registration fees will be used to purchase much needed items for the K-9 units of the Maryland State Police, Annapolis Police, Anne Arundel County Sheriff, and Maryland DGS Capital Police departments! Family friendly K-9 demonstrations! Live music by Signal 13!

Paint Annapolis
Sunday, June 4–11th, 11 a.m.
More than 30 artists from all over the globe will take part in the 15th annual International Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Paint Annapolis! Artists will spend the week painting throughout Annapolis and in to Anne Arundel County, competing in various events for the chance to win $15,000 in award money. There will be a number of different opportunities through the week for the public to watch the artists at work, meet them at hosted receptions, and to collect the work that they saw being created of their favorite places around town. This year Paint Annapolis will be the headline event for Arts Week in Annapolis, bridging between First Sunday Arts Festival and the Arts & Wine Festival.

First Sunday Arts Festival 
Sunday, June 4th, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
First Sunday Arts, Annapolis' premier arts festival, will take place 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 streets, parks selling a wide range of handcrafted items and art 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. This monthly arts festival brings thousands of locals and tourists each month to downtown Annapolis to mingle and shop with the artisans on the first Sunday of each month. Friendly, leashed pets are welcome.

Rooftop Yoga
Saturday, June 3rd, 9–10 a.m.
Honored to be an Advanced Pranakriya yoga teacher, Pam Blum’s classes are infused with a joy for people, movement and energy that is palpable. As an accomplished veteran Group Fitness Leader and the current Director of Programming for Evolutions Annapolis, she brings a background rich in knowledge, experience and a dedication to wellness. Gather on the roof of the garage across the street to participate an all-level outdoor yoga practice. Lite breakfast will be served (participants only) at Whole Foods Market, Culinary Center from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Please park on the 3rd and 4th floor, event will be held on the 5th floor (aka Rooftop). BYO-Mat.

Annapolis Great Strides Walk
Saturday, June 3rd, 10 a.m.
Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

Eastern Shore

Rock the Block for Talbot Hospice
Friday, June 2, 7–10 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair and rock the block for Talbot Hospice with Mike Hines and the Look. This high energy dance band plays R & B, hip hop, pop and old school funk along with a small taste of Motown and disco. Included in the ticket price are two drinks and light fare. Cash bar is also available.

Rock Hall International & Sprint
Saturday, June 3rd, 8 a.m.
The Rock Hall International Triathlon is a swim bike run event consisting of a 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run. This fast fun flat course is a triathlete's dream. Come out to the Rock Hall Harbor and see for yourself.

Youth Fishing Derby 
Saturday, June 3rd, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join together with area businesses, organizations, and volunteers in enjoying the great outdoors and fish-not just for the sport of it, but for the family values it can instill. This special event includes prizes for casting, biggest fish of the day, biggest fish in a species, and biggest fish in each age division. Free lunch and goodie bag to all registered children. Rod and reel give-away to first 75 to pre-register and arrive by 10 am the day of event. Bait will be provided. This is a rain or shine event.

28th Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show 
Saturday, June 3rd, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Kick off your summer in St. Michaels at the 28th annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show hosted by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. There will be approximately 50 crafters from the Mid-Atlantic area, displaying and selling arts and crafts of all descriptions. This event is fashioned around the traditional Eastern Shore Strawberry Festival with crafts that highlight Eastern Shore Strawberries. Lunch will be available and highlighted by desserts focusing on locally grown strawberries including home-made baked goods to compliment the strawberry desserts. The show will be held rain or shine and any fees will be non-refundable.

St. Michaels Brew Fest  
Saturday, June 3rd, 12 p.m.
Featuring nearly 100 beers from local, regional, and nationally recognized breweries, the selections sampled will be from names you’ve probably heard of, but never tried. A ticket to St. Michaels Brew Fest will gain access to the three separate pouring stations located amongst four businesses: Eastern Shore Brewing, the lot shared by Foxy’s and Town Dock, and The Crab Claw’s Burns Street.

Saturday, June 3rd, 5:30- 9 p.m.
RiverFest, a celebration of art and the Chester River, is hosted by the Chestertown RiverArts, community arts center. Highlights include the opening of the sculpture garden gallery, an outdoor exhibition on the Chestertown waterfront boardwalk which will last from RiverFest through Labor Day Weekend. The riverside exhibition will be illuminated at night and will serve as a prominent display venue for outdoor sculpture. The event will include food, beverage, and live music at the foot of High Street on the Chester River.

Third Annual Plein Golf Tournament & Artist Showcase
Sunday, June 4th, 11 a.m.
Format is foursomes with included dinner, shot gun scramble start, and prizes for golfers in two divisions based upon handicaps. 18 artists will join us on the course for a judged art show. Cash awards for top ranking and honorable mentions and live auctions for top three paintings during dinner. The remaining 15 paintings will be included in a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will be put towards a scholarship for the summer arts camp and improvements to the performance venue.

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, June 4–18th, Times and locations vary
Travel the world at the 32nd annual Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival in Talbot County Sunday, June 4th through Sunday, June 18th, and experience the extraordinary. Ten concerts over two music–filled weeks will feature musicians from the world stage, renowned musical ensembles, and a range of familiar classics–Beethoven, Mozart, Gershwin, Ravel, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and more from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Hungary, Russia, and Latin America. The festival also includes the premiere of a Primosch Quintet for oboe, violin, viola, cello and piano, commissioned for Chesapeake Music.

National Music Festival
Sunday, June 4–17th, Times and locations vary
The 7th season of the National Music Festival at Washington College brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together at Washington College and throughout Kent County in orchestral and chamber repertoire. All rehearsals are free and open to the public. Some concerts are free; others require a ticket.

Wings and Wheels for Sight
Saturday, June 3rd, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Classic cars, motorcycles and aircrafts! Big family day filled with models train displays, rocket demonstration, helicopter rides, and games for kids. Benefits Kent Island and Queenstown Lions Club and Lions related Sight programs.


The Smile Project Carnival and Concert
Thursday, June 1st, 4–10 p.m. Friday, June 2nd, 4–11 p.m. Saturday, June 3rd, 12–11 p.m. Sunday June 4th, 12–10 p.m.
The Smile Project: Carnival & Concert hosted by Broccoli City and Universal Fairs at RFK Festival Grounds is a four day festival featuring huge thrill rides, the best carnival food and games, incredible music performances, cash bars, and live art installations by the area's most talk about artists. The important mission of the Smile Carnival is underscored by recent studies which show that smiling is as important to our physical and mental health as getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising. In fact, smiling has been found to reduce stress, increase health, and help lower blood pressure. Yet, somewhere between childhood and adulthood, many of us stop playing and exchange play for work and responsibilities.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox 
Thursday, June 1st, 7:05 p.m.
Head over to Camden Yards to support the Orioles as they play the Red Sox. Enjoy tailgating activities and watch the first of a four game series happening all weekend at the Yard! The first 15,000 fans get a free Orioles beach mat!

WWE Extreme Rules 
Sunday, June 4th, 7:30 p.m.
 Extreme Rules returns to Baltimore for the first time in seven years! See all your favorite WWE Superstars live as Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, and Samoa Joe compete in a fatal five-way match to determine the number one contender to Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship. WWE Is the best value in sports entertainment!

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