A What's Up? Weekend 06/08/17
During an open mic night, Uncle Ben Gilbert and Dave Hart approached Aaron with interest to collaborate. Little did he know they would soon release their first album, Doin’ The Dirt, in September 2009, spreading their own style of garage folk with the soulful sound compiled in 14 tracks.
Continuing with their down to earth lyrics, Skribe’s newest album, Postcards, which was recorded at Sweetfoot Studios in Easton, contains eight tracks all with their own personal story, including “Canned Ham Blues.” The album also contains a 20-page booklet filled with lyrics and art collages mostly made from cut postcards they discovered while on the road.
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch Aaron and the rest of the Skribe gang as they travel Maryland, bouncing from one venue to the next with their famous “canjo bouzouki” instrument.
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The What's Up? Weekend Rundown
Anne Arundel County
Thursday, June 8th – Sunday, June 11th, 11 a.m.
Paint Annapolis continues this weekend with more than 30 artists from all over the globe taking part in the 15th annual International Plein Air Competition and Exhibition! 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.
Ninth Annual Fashion for a Cause
Thursday, June 8th, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Adam Tuss, transportation reporter and Sunday anchor for NBC News4 Washington, will be the celebrity master of ceremonies when Porsche of Annapolis hosts the ninth annual Fashion for a Cause. This high-energy evening benefits Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Chesapeake Kids program which supports children living with illness, dealing with the illness of a family member, or grieving the loss of a loved one. The dazzling runway show will feature the newest designer trends and collections for the 2017 summer season.
The Eastport Oyster Boys
Thursday, June 8th, 6:30 p.m.
Maryland Hall's summer concert series kicks off with this first concert. A troupe of Chesapeake Bay Troubadours celebrating life here in the "Land of Pleasant Living" and along the shores of the Chesapeake through song, story, and mirth. The Eastport Oyster Boys have been acclaimed as the Musical Goodwill Ambassadors from the City of Annapolis, the Maritime Republic of Eastport and the Chesapeake.
Art Between the Creeks Semi Annual Show and Opening Reception
Friday, June 9th, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join Art between the Creeks (ABTC) for its semiannual art show! Art Between the Creeks is a group of artists who live or work between Spa and Back Creeks whose work differs from mainstream or "Main Street" Annapolis. Photography of well know John Bidalh, oil paintings by Annapolis favorite Cindy Fletcher, unique sculptural paintings of Jason Duden, visionary oil paintings by Channing Houston, as well as watercolor and multi-media works will be on display.
All That's Jazz Concert Series: Jazz in June with Vocalist Renee Georges
Friday, June 9th, 7:30 p.m.
The final jazz concert performed by superbly talented mid-Atlantic Jazz groups. Performances will be held in the BCPA small theater. Renee Georges captures audiences with her silky voice and holds them with her rich vocalizations enhanced by her gospel background.
Every Step Counts 5K
Come join the celebration at Every Step Counts family fun walk, bike, and 5K to benefit people with developmental disabilities at Anne Arundel Community College. The 5K will start with the bike and walk. Following that, enjoy free food, face painting, a balloon artist, moon bounce, music, and more at the 5K awards ceremony!
Annual Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival
Saturday, June 10th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, June 11th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New name. New look. Same great festival! The 2017 Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, is back for its eighth year with a whole new festival experience planned. Ten local artists will be showcased in the artist pavilion creating artwork throughout the event and illustrating a wide range of disciplines. Hundreds of local artisan vendors will also be in attendance showcasing their work. Maryland wineries will once again play a major role in highlighting the many different wines offered in Maryland, while the Maryland Mobile Food Vending Association will host the newly-added food truck rodeo with 10 trucks set to be at the festival. Naptown Music will round out the festival with live music showcasing local musicians.
Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show
Saturday, June 10th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, June 11th, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come see 200 Annapolis Quilt Guild Member-made quilts on display at the annual Quilts by the Bay Show! We will have a Hoffman Challenge Quilts exhibit as well as this year's special exhibit of two-toned quilts. You can visit more than 20 vendors, attend free demonstrations on both days, participate in the silent auction, or try your luck at winning one of the raffle baskets or the raffle quilt! You can also shop the boutique for unique items, handmade by members, or browse the country store for fabric, supplies, patterns & books.
Eighth Annual Piney Orchard Street Festival
Saturday, June 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Grab the family and head over for a fun-filled day at the eighth annual Piney Orchard Street Festival. This annual event has continued to grow each year typically reaching 8,000 attendees! Anticipating another great year, the festival will offer great food, games, prize raffles, live music, children’s entertainment, face painting, an endless variety of vendors, and so much more!
12th Annual Bands in the Sand
Saturday, June 10th, 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled evening on the water’s edge with friends, great live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering grilled food at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s annual Bands in the Sand event. This party continues to raise funds to defend and protect the Bay. Proceeds have helped develop award winning educational programs, on-the-ground- restoration activities throughout the watershed, and advocacy initiatives at both the federal and state level. Bands in the Sand takes place on the beach at the Chesapeake By Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center.
12th Annual Eastport Home & Garden Tour
Sunday, June 11th, 1 –5 p.m.
Take a walk on the tree-lined streets of Eastport and take a peek into some of the loveliest houses in this neighborhood close to Spa Creek during the annual Eastport Home and Garden Tour. This will be a quiet afternoon among the flowering trees and beds. Stroll through Eastport lanes bursting with new spring growth and enjoy these beautiful homes nestled between Spa Creek and Back Creek.
National Music Festival
Thursday, June 8th – Saturday, June 17th 9 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
The seventh season of the National Music Festival at Washington College continues through this weekend! This prestigious festival 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.
Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival
Thursday, June 8th & Friday, June 9th, 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 10th, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 11th, 3 p.m.
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.
Family Over Everything 7K Run & Walk
Saturday, June 10th, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Randy D. Thrower Scholarship Foundation, Inc. and Hunter’s Seafood Market are teaming up to host the first Family Over Everything 7K Run & Walk. Proceeds from the run will directly benefit the Randy D. Thrower Scholarship Foundation. The event will feature a scenic 7K run and a one-mile walk on the Cross Island Trail. Participants can walk both the 7K and the one-mile walk. Race participants will begin at the Kent Narrows Center, turning around at the Shore United Bank, and returning to the finish line at the Kent Narrows Center. Following the race, attendees will enjoy an awards ceremony, cookout, music, and other family friendly activities.
Mutt Strut 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, June 10th, 7:30 a.m.
Join the Humane Society of Kent County & the Chestertown Runners Club for the second annual 5K Run/Walk with proceeds benefiting the Shelter. The race starts and finishes at Wilmer Park. The course runs along the Chester River and winds through gentle hills, with paws on pavement. With or without your dog, come enjoy the Kent County countryside while supporting a great cause.
Third Annual Sporting Clays Classic
Join the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation for its third annual Sporting Clays Classic at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown. This year’s Sporting Clays Classic will feature 75 targets, lunch for participants, various prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Raffle tickets are being sold for the chance to win a Caesar Guerini Maxum Sporting over/under shotgun worth $6,800. Proceeds from the event will benefit equipment needs for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health.
36th Annual Bay Music Festival
Saturday, June 10th, 2–9 p.m.
The Centreville Lions Club will be hosting the 36th annual Bay Music Festival fundraiser at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park near Centreville. The event will feature twelve bands playing on two stages! The YMCA of the Chesapeake has partnered with the event to facilitate activities for the children, who will also be entertained by the Scales and Tales exhibit, Dominic’s Farm petting zoo, face painting, moon bounce, and more. There will be plenty of food and drinks, plus craft vendors to be enjoyed by all. Admission proceeds will benefit the Centreville Lions Club sight projects.
Pickering Creek's Tour, Toast and Taste
Saturday, June 10th, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s Tour, Toast & Taste will be held at Chip and Sally Akridge’s Harleigh. The event will afford guests a rare look inside Harleigh and a great opportunity to socialize and add culinary adventures to their social calendars for the next year. At the conclusion of the home tour, guests move to the spacious green behind the home overlooking the Tred Avon River. Guests will enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres while signing up and purchasing dinners and events at a wide variety of special locales that will be held throughout the year. There is something for everyone, and they all benefit the conservation education work that is conducted daily at Pickering Creek.
LLS Man & Woman of the Year Gala
Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Gala at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort & Spa. In communities across the country, dynamic and passionate people engage in a spirited competition along with their team members, to help find cures for blood cancers. Over a 10-week period, candidates and their teams compete for the most votes in male and female categories; one vote equals $1. The man and woman who raise the most funds will be recognized as the Man & Woman of the Year for Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Join the celebration while enjoying a delicious dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing, raffles, and a fabulous silent auction containing over 100 items.
IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon
Sunday, June 11th, 6:45 a.m.
Drawing more than 2,000 triathletes from all over the world, the 21st Ironman 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon is set for Great Marsh Park in Dorchester County. Watch the excitement as the triathletes take part in a 1.2-mile swim in the waters of the Choptank, cycle 56 miles through the stunning Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and run 13.1 miles through the streets of the town, completing a total of 70.3 miles. The best spot for spectators will be at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, where the race will begin, end, and transitions will take place. The event will offer 75 qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
New York City Ballet
Thursday, June 8th–Saturday, June 10th, 7:30 p.m.
Critics are raving: New York City Ballet is performing at an incredible peak right now, with world-renowned dancers enriching an ever-expanding repertory created by today's most innovative choreographers. Through the Kennedy Center's unique relationship with the company, Washington audiences can experience major new NYCB commissions before others outside New York get to see them--and this season is no exception.
Friday, June 9th, 7 p.m.
Brian Posehn has been busy for a while. As a writer/actor/stand-up comic he doesn’t have a ton of down time. Brian has most recently been seen on the acclaimed Netflix show, Lady Dynamite and FX’s You’re The Worst and in his recurring roles on The Big Bang Theory and New Girl. He was one of the stars of Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program. He has also appeared on such seminal sitcoms as Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends and a recurring role on Just Shoot Me. In 2018, he plans to compete in American Ninja Warrior, Top Chef and So You Think You Can Dance.
Alice In Wonderland
Friday, June 9th – Saturday, June 10th, 8 p.m., Sunday, June 11th, 2 p.m.
Alice’s antic adventures are all here, but with an arresting difference. Lewis Carroll’s masterwork is daringly reimagined into a raw and profound journey through the human condition. Shaped palpably by some of the greatest minds of the twentieth century comes a mad take on an epic tale at the Fells Point Theatre!
Washington Nationals vs. Texas Rangers
The Birds are out of town this weekend so head over to Nationals Park to watch the Nationals play the Rangers in fierce competition!
BUSH at Power Plant Live!
Saturday, June 10th, 6 p.m.
Over the course of their remarkable career, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including 11 that hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1.
Everyman’s Resident Company of actors transforms into a British company of actors in this side-splitting farce to end all farces. With their opening night on London’s West End just hours away, a cast of actors staggers through rehearsal. Just when the director thinks things couldn’t get worse, they do. With lost lines, love triangles and sardines flying, pandemonium takes over before intermission. Can the cast pull their act together both in front of the footlights and behind the curtain? A love-letter to the thrilling and unpredictable nature of the stage, Noises Off will leave you rolling in the aisles as everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.
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