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A What's Up? Weekend 07/20/17

Jul 20, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

The Rise and Success of Comedian Henry Cho

By Sabrina Jordan

Who would’ve thought that a college student studying neuroscience would drop out of school to become a comedian? Henry Cho certainly didn’t, but he did it himself, and that switch of paths ended up being one of the greatest decisions he’s ever made.

His standup shows were hits and his success took off rather quickly. Before Cho knew it, he was performing on The Tonight Show, Young Comedian’s Special, and The Late, Late, Show. For two years, Cho was the host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos, and was the co-writer, co-creator, and co-producer of The Henry Cho Show.

Henry Cho is known to be a clean, and still hilarious, comedian. His versatile humor allows him to perform on various platforms and for wide-ranging audiences.

Prepare for a belly full of laughs when Henry Cho performs at Ram’s Head On Stage, as part of their Laughs and Drafts Comedy Series, July 30th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.


Mackenzie Ziegler Instills Confidence and Courage in Her Fans

Photo by Glenn Nutley


By Sabrina Jordan

13-year-old Mackenzie Ziegler seems to have been born with an innate talent for the arts. This singer, actress, and now author, began her path to stardom as a dancer on the Lifetime reality series Dance Moms. She was in the first season released in 2011, at seven years old, through the middle of the sixth season released in 2016, at 12 years old.

After leaving the show, she further explored her skills in music. Ziegler released album Mack Z in 2014, which reached #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart. Her hit single “Monsters (aka Haters)” released this past spring, accompanied by a music video. The song portrays a message about staying true to yourself and blocking those who do not positively support you.

Don’t miss Mackenzie Ziegler and Johnny Orlando on their Day & Night Tour at the Baltimore Soundstage, July 28th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Dog Days of Summer Cruise – Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis
Thursday, July 20th, 6:30—7:30 p.m.
Join Cruises on the Bay and the Anne Arundel County SPCA for their fifth annual Dog Days of Summer Cruise aboard the Harbor Queen! The event will include food, a silent auction, cash bar, and refreshments, which can be purchased at the River Run Bar. It’s a cruise for humans and fun for dogs! There will be special dog treats on board, bobbing for hot dogs, and lei necklaces provided to the dogs in attendance. Don’t forget about the doggie pools on the top deck where your four-legged friend can cool off! Harbor Queen is pet friendly and dogs are always welcome onboard and cruise for free.

Nitro Circus Live – Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Sunday, July 23rd, 3 p.m.
After criss-crossing the globe in 2016, on its biggest tour yet, the greatest action sports show on the planet - Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live - is returning to North America for more high-adrenaline action, coming to Annapolis for the first time ever in 2017. Nitro Circus Live's 2017 North American Tour will feature over 30 world-class action sports athletes. It's an all-star international lineup, loaded with the best riders in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, scooter and inline, performing the biggest tricks in action sports - plus many unbelievable world firsts which have never been attempted before. Audiences will also witness the outrageous contraptions that are totally unique to Nitro Circus. Everything from trikes and tall bikes, to a kayak and a whiskey barrel will fly off the famous 40-foot Giganta Ramp (safe landings, however, are not guaranteed).

Dublin 5 at Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series – Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis
Thursday, July 20th, 7–8:30 p.m.
Enjoy 10 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, and food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating during the concert.

Misspent Youth at Annapolis Towne Centre Summer Concert Series – Annapolis Towne Centre, Annapolis
Friday, July 21st, 7–8:30 p.m.
Grab your blankets, chairs, and your favorite dance 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! Dance to Misspent Youth’s current and classic rock hits!

Georgia Lea and Stone Cold Country at Quiet Waters Park Summer Concert Series – Quiet Waters, Annapolis
Saturday, July 22nd, 6–8 p.m.
Join the Friends of Quiet Waters Park this summer for a fantastic line up of performing artists at the annual Summer Outdoor Concert Series. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for an enjoyable evening at the parks outdoor concert venue. Georgia Lea and the Stone Cold Country have been bringing you great music since 1999. Even if you are not a county music fan this group is sure to have to swaying to the tune.

Rock the Dock Concert Series – Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
Thursday, July 20th–Sunday, July 23rd, 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 the Caribbean Chillers, Big T (DJ), 2 4 U Band, and The Groove Spot. Prices and times vary.

Free Range Improv – Obrien’s Steakhouse, Annapolis
Saturday, July 22nd, 8–10 p.m.
Live, local improv comedy upstairs at O'Brien's Steakhouse in historic downtown Annapolis! Free Range Improv is Annapolis’ own local comedy experience that puts you center stage! While these words were written in advance, our live comedy showcases are assuredly not! Like snowflakes, fingerprints, and fraternal twins, no two shows are ever the same.  You tell us what to do, where to go, and even who we are, and we’ll take it from there, leaving you and your friends wanting more.  

UM BWMC’s Annual Crab Feast – Kurtz Beach, Pasadena
Thursday, July 20th, 6—10 p.m.
Grab your crab mallets for UM BWMC’s annual crab feast! Tickets are $65 per person and include steamed crabs along with other seasonal foods. Proceeds benefit UM BWMC. Music will be provided by the Doug Segree Band.

DrinkMaryland – Downtown North Beach, North Beach
Saturday, July 22nd, 12—5 p.m.
The first of its kind, this event series features local wine, cider, beer and spirits. Plus Maryland artisans, farmers, music, food, and more! Currently held in both Centreville and North Beach, DrinkMaryland has an open air farmers market feel, welcoming people of all ages to celebrate Maryland makers! Browse local products, handmade crafts and enjoy live music and delicious food, all while learning about the local craft beverage industries of Maryland.

Diamond Alley at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Summer Concert Series – Waugh Chapel Towne Center, Gambrills
Saturday, July 22nd, 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! Diamond Alley performs contemporary and classic dance and rock hits, as well as original tunes.

Bowie Baysox vs Altoona Curve – Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie
Thursday, July 20th & Friday, July 21st, 7:05 p.m., Saturday, July 22nd, 6:35 p.m., Sunday, July 23rd, 2:05 p.m.
Come catch the Baysox take on the Curve and enjoy an awesome day of baseball! Don’t miss the Saturday night firework show after the game.

Eastern Shore

Kent County Fair – Tolchester Beach Road, Chestertown
Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd, 9 a.m.–11 p.m.
The Kent County Fair is a traditional county fair featuring agriculture education, 4-H exhibits, great food and so much more. New exhibits, games, attractions and vendors are added each year. Highlights include great music each evening, the greased pig contest, the 4-H auctions, corn hole tournament, youth turkey calling contest and animal exhibits.

Tour the Shore Kayak Adventure Series: Upper Choptank – Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Easton
Friday, July 21st, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Pack a lunch and prepare to paddle the Upper Choptank River. Leave from Greensboro and paddle past red clay riverbanks and gravely stream beds. MRC invites you to join us in exploring local rivers in our 3rd annual Tour the Shore Kayak Series. Tour the Shore is open to the public and enables community members of all ages and paddling abilities to rent a kayak, or bring their own, for a guided tour of the many creeks and rivers that make the Eastern Shore so unique. MRC values the time spent on the water connecting people to the waterways they drive past every day. This year MRC is introducing new paddles to the roster that highlight narrow creeks, flooded forests, and sunken marshes.

Plein Air Easton Competition & Arts Festival – Talbot County, Easton
Thursday, July 20th through Sunday, July 23rd, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States. Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond will apply to this competition. There will be 58 competing artists.

Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour – Dorchester County Family YMCA, Cambridge
Saturday, July 22nd, 9 a.m.
With over 1,700 miles of shoreline and 600 square miles of land, Dorchester County hosts a rich and diverse history. The Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour takes you along several of these stops including the Winery and the Chicone Indian Village. The event supports the Dorchester YMCA Bob Brannock Endowment Fund. “Mr. Bob” was an integral part of the Y family and volunteered countless hours to help make the Y a better place. The Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour winds cyclists through the beautiful county of Dorchester and all rides are flat and in low-traffic areas.

WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour - Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Salisbury
Sunday, July 23rd, 7 p.m.
WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour Returns to Salisbury! See all your favorite WWE Superstars in action including: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Samoa Joe, Sasha Banks, Bayley, and many more! WWE is the best value in entertainment.


Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros – Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd, 7:05 p.m., and Sunday, July 23rd, 1:35 p.m.
Head over to Camden Yards to support the Orioles as they play the Houston Astros! Every Friday, students of any age with a valid school I.D. can purchase Left Field Upper Reserve seats for just $7 at the Oriole Park Box Office.

Kendrick Lamar – Verizon Center, Washington D.C.
Friday, July 21st, 6:30 p.m.
Seven-time Grammy-winning hip-hop Renaissance man, Kendrick Lamar, is performing at the Verizon Center for his summer tour, The DAMN tour.

Yappy Hour! Vodka, Pups & Cookies – Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Hunt Valley
Thursday, July 20th, 6–8:30 p.m.
Baltimore Humane Society's summer Yappy Hour series at Hunt Valley Towne Centre! Bring your friends -- both human and furry are invited! You'll enjoy a special Tito's Vodka lemonades served by California Pizza Kitchen. Your pup will enjoy Lazy Dog Cookies, a PetValu raffle, and Wine Grab game.

Jake Owen – Power Plant Live, Baltimore
Friday, July 21st, 6 p.m.
The much-anticipated new album American Love represents the best of Jake Owen both musically and personally, and that’s because the project is the result of a soul-searching journey that led him to explore the meaning of life and music. While recording the album, he ventured down some enticing new musical paths, but eventually decided to return home to his Florida-inspired roots, embracing the unique sound for which he is popular.

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