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A What's Up? Weekend 06/29/17

Jun 29, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

From the Broadway Stage to Solo Tour, Idina Menzel Flourishes on Stage

As a little girl with a big dream, Idina Menzel thrived through the years with her impeccable vocals and flawless stage presence.

As if her presence on stage weren’t enough, Menzel continued to flourish with her role as ‘Elsa’ in the hit Disney film, Frozen, which became the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Her song, “Let It Go,” became a worldwide phenomenon, giving kids and adults of all ages frozen fever. The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Menzel the first artist with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

With the release of her fifth solo studio album, Idina., Menzel will embark on a global spring and summer tour of more than 50 cities. Catch the Tony award-winning actress and singer July 9th at The Theater at MGM National Harbor and July 18th at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. Both shows are set to start at 8 p.m.


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Summer BBQ
Thursday, June 29th, 5-7 p.m.
Mark your calendar for this Wellness House annual event. Join the Wellness House of Annapolis for an evening of food, music, and fun, celebrating summer with members and volunteers. The Wellness House of Annapolis provides strength and support to those affected by cancer.

The Corsicans at Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series
Thursday, June 29th, 7-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy ten weeks of folk, classic rock, soul, swing, Celtic, island rhythm, jazzy, bluesy, randomly surprising music on the beach! Live music by local bands against the scenic back-drop of the Chesapeake Bay. Beer, wine, signature cocktails, & food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating during the concert. Admission is free and a $10 donation per person is appreciated. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held under the tent on the Museum back deck.

The Full Monty
Thursday, June 29th through Sunday, July 2nd, 8:30 p.m.
Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, NY are low on both cash and prospects. While spying on their wives at a “girls’ night out,” the men realize just how much the women enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous and out-of-work, the group of lovable misfits devises a daring and titillating way to make some quick cash and get back on their feet. In preparing, they find themselves exposed–physically and emotionally–and must learn to conquer their fears and self-consciousness, overcome prejudices, and find strength in each other. Based on the hit 1997 film of the same name, The Full Monty is a heartwarming, upbeat comedy that entertains and grabs your heart. Filled with honest affection and razor-sharp humor, the show also features what may be the most highly-anticipated closing number ever!

Chanssez at Annapolis Towne Centre Summer Concert Series
Friday, June 30th, 7-8:30 p.m.
Grab your blankets, chairs, and your favorite dancer partner for a relaxing summer evening at the Annapolis Towne Centre during their Friday Night Summer Concert Series featuring a rockin’ beer and wine garden, visits from participating restaurants and retailers, and so much more! Chanssez plays a Motown sound featuring hits from the 60’s and 70’s.

Glennon Doyle Melton
Friday, June 30th, 7:30 p.m.
Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the inspiring New York Times bestselling memoirs Carry On, Warrior and recently released Love Warrior, which was selected for Oprah’s Book Club in September 2016 and is now a #1 New York Times Bestseller. In addition to being an author, Melton founded, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery, and serving the marginalized. Glennon became a sensation when her personal essays, which give language to our universal (yet often secret) experiences started going viral. Her hilarious and poignant observations have been read by millions, shared among friends, discussed at water coolers and have now inspired a social movement.

First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, July 2nd,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 to downtown Annapolis to mingle and shop with the artisans.

Chesapeake Bayhawks vs. Rochester Rattlers
Sunday, July 2nd, 6 p.m.
Lacrosse season is here! Come out and watch the Bayhawks take on the Rattlers.

Annapolis Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday, July 4th, 6 p.m.
The festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. with an old-fashioned community parade. This patriotic salute to our nation is always a crowd pleaser with thousands of viewers lining the route. The United States Naval Academy presents a concert at 8 p.m. The night wraps up with fireworks over Annapolis Harbor starting around 9:15 p.m. with live music from 103.1 WRNR featuring special Red, White, and Blue songs!

Red, White & Blue Celebration
Friday, June 30th, 4 p.m.
Mark your calendars for Fort Meade’s special Red, White & Blue celebration! The celebration begins at 4 p.m. at the Fort Meade Parade Field. Enjoy live music from Jared Mahone and Til' September! There will be a variety of delicious foods, games, rides, and of course the best fireworks show around!

Celebrate Independent Day with the Bowie Baysox
Tuesday, July 4th, 6:35 p.m.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Bowie Baysox as they host their annual Independence Day Celebration against the Hartford Goats. The event features the finest fireworks display in the region following the game, presented by Whole Foods Market. Fans will be able to enter the stadium at 5 p.m. when the gates open to the public. Fans can choose to enjoy the Baysox Game, postgame fireworks, and a two hour all you can eat picnic buffet including BBQ ribs, country fried chicken, grilled all beef hot dogs, corn on the cob, BBQ baked beans, kettle chips, cole slaw, home style potato salad, chilled watermelon, ice cream cups, plus Pepsi beverages, iced tea and lemonade.

Eastern Shore

Easton's Carnival & Fourth of July Celebration 2017 
Thursday, June 29th – Monday, July 3rd 6-10 p.m. & Tuesday, July 4th 4-10 p.m.
Come out to Easton’s Carnival to celebrate the Fourth of July! Enjoy the fireworks accompanied by music from Club Phred. The fireworks will begin at dusk with the best view available.

Deana Carter 
Thursday, June 29th, 7:30 p.m.
Drenched in sun-kissed natural beauty both inside and out, Deana Carter didn’t take a seemingly easy route to stardom, but instead chose to defy the conventional expectations of the typical Nashville artist blueprint and make her own mark. And she did, undeniably taking the industry and fans by storm with her wildly successful multi-platinum international debut Did I Shave My Legs For This? more than a decade ago. Today, as she tours with her acoustic trio and readies her latest bundle of uniquely crafted tunes for upcoming release on Southern Way of Life, Carter explores many subjects commonly shared over a quaint dinner, afternoon coffee or a sunny day hike with a good friend.

Beach Party 
Saturday, July 1st, 6 p.m.
Come by boat, bike or tram we shall have fun for the whole fam! There will be games, a bonfire, dancing, karaoke, and sunset watching. Enjoy live entertainment by Seth Walker and Band/DJ.

Big Band Night
Saturday, July 1st, 7–10 p.m.
In celebration of Independence Day, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance at its Big Band Night. The St. Michaels fireworks are scheduled to launch after dusk that evening, with CBMM’s waterfront campus a great venue from which guests can enjoy the fireworks. Two vocalists will join the 18-piece Shades of Blue Orchestra as they perform from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. The orchestra is set to begin at 7 p.m., with the public invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of music, dancing, and fireworks along the Miles River. Food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event. Proceeds benefit the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, exhibition, and restoration programs.

Towne of Centreville Fireworks Display and Festivities
Sunday, July 2nd, 6–9 p.m.
Grab the family for a fun-filled day of free activities for the kids, music, food, and a wonderful fireworks display at dusk!

Queen Anne’s County Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4th, 6–9:30 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day at Kent Narrows during this free family friendly celebration. Enjoy live entertainment by WRNR 103.1 and The Shawn Owen Band. There will also be inflatables, face painting, a balloon artist, photo booth, and of course delicious food. Come hungry because there will twice as many food vendors this year including crab cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, BBQ, funnel cakes, Italian ice, and cotton candy. Don’t forget about the beautiful display of fireworks!


Rock the Dock Concert Series
Thursday, June 29th–Sunday, July 2nd, times vary
Enjoy music on the bay with great food and drinks! Bring your friends and sit on the beach and relax at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music by Zoso (Led Zeppelin Tribute), Big T (DJ), John Luskey, and Split 2nd. Prices vary.

Independence Day Celebrations 
Thursday, June 29th through Tuesday, July 4th, times vary
Every day at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa is an opportunity to celebrate and unwind, but it’s even more fun when the holidays roll around. Join them for six fun-filled days during their Independence Day Celebrations. Enjoy everything from food specials and live music to kids activities and fireworks!

Celebrate America Festival of the Arts
Saturday, July 1st, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Head over to West Arundel Creative Arts for free performances, free crafts, local vendors and non-profits, and indoor gallery. Connect to your community through the arts!

Sly 45 at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Summer Concert Series
Saturday, July 1st, 7–8:30 p.m.
Grab your blankets, chairs, and your favorite dance partner for a relaxing summer evening at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre during their Saturday Night Summer Concert Series featuring a wonderful beer and wine garden! Sly 45 performs a tribute to the swagger, style, and freshness of the early days of jazz and blues.

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