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A What's Up? Weekend 08/24/17

Aug 24, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo Courtesy of Rams Head On Stage

Jim Breuer Talks Comedy, Music, Mets and More

By Nicole Gould

If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy or a diehard baseball fan, then let me introduce you to Jim Breuer. Growing up, Breuer looked into his future and saw himself as a rockstar, but his career path took a different turn, taking him down the road toward becoming a stand-up comedian, and that’s only the beginning.

In 1995, Breuer joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, where he quickly became a fan-favorite over his four-year run. After much success, he continued to appear in popular films and television shows. His most recent credits include appearances on “Comedy Jam” (Comedy Central), “This is Not Happening” (Comedy Central), and portraying Father Philip on “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS).

With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience under his belt, Breuer embraces his family and being the father of three teenage girls, making his show very relatable to audience members.

Prepare yourself for a night filled with laughter when Jim Breuer comes to Rams Head On Stage as part of their Laughs & Drafts Comedy Series on Saturday, August 26th with two shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown


Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series
Thursday, August 24th, 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.

4th Annual Rockin’ Raffle for the AACSPCA
Friday, August 25th, 7-8:30 p.m.
Come shop with Scout & Molly's Annapolis on Friday August, 25th, 2017 for a good cause! They will be donating 10% of Sales to the AASPCA! 

The Reagan Years: Summer Concert Series
Friday, August 25th, 7–8:30p.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!

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Saturday, August 26th, 10–7 p.m. and Sunday, August 27th, 10––7 p.m.
The region’s premier outdoor event and second largest Renaissance Festival in the country is celebrating its 41st season at Revel Grove. Travel back in time as you immerse yourself in the culture of a 16th-century English village, complete with King Henry VIII and his court. The festival includes 200+ entertainers, ten stages, a 3,000-seat jousting arena, 122 craft shops, 48 food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions, and 85 acres of complimentary parking. Let merriment abound!

Ken Staton & His Legendary James Brown Revue: Summer Concert Series
Saturday, August 26th, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for an enjoyable evening at the parks outdoor concert venue. Relive the energy of James Brown as Ken Staton has studied his songs, voice, dances, and stage presence. Get ready to go back in time and Ken will sure to have you up and dancing by the end of the first song.

Jim Breuer
Saturday, August 26th, 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. In addition to keeping busy on his current comedy tour, Breuer can be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show “Fridays with Breuer,” featuring guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Dennis Leary, and Jeff Foxworthy.

Box of Rain Paddle & Party
Saturday, August 26th, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this Saturday morning event featuring some zany paddle board and cardboard boat races for all ages. They’ll be music, food, and even a Tiki bar! Take a free hula class, create some bicycle art, or bid on a selection of hand-painted paddle boards, created by local artists as well as other fun auction items. All racers must provide their own paddle boards and cardboard boats. Small, fun prizes will be awarded for all race events!

42nd Annual Annapolis 10-Mile Run
Sunday, August 27th, 7 a.m.
The 42nd annual Annapolis 10 Mile Run, presented by the non-profit Annapolis Striders, is scheduled to be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. The race will begin at the stadium, run through downtown, over the Naval Academy Bridge into Pendennis Mount, and finish at the stadium. Approximately 4,000 runners are expected to participate in the classic race of the summer, and each finisher will receive a custom hoodie. Come out and enjoy a fabulous course, great spectators, and a fair athletic challenge. Proceeds from the race will benefit local charities and Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Eastern Shore

Eighth Annual Crab Week
Thursday, August 24th through Saturday, August 26th, times vary
Let’s get crackin’! Join Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina for the resort’s annual Crab Week. The week is chock full of crab-themed recreation for guests including family Iron Chef, gone crabby, crab soccer, bushel basket lid painting, dock pilon lassoing, knot tying, sand-art and sandy candy, and so much more! Guests interested in learning more about crabbing can participate in “Catch a Crab,” where they will be schooled in the technique of catching delicious Maryland blue crabs. This week-long event is ideal for any summer-loving family ready to enjoy some fresh air and even fresher seafood.

Annalise Emerick
Thursday, August 24th, 8 p.m.
Gathering material from her life experiences and seemingly infinite travels, Annalise conceived the aptly named “Field Notes,” her debut, full-length album and subsequent road diary. Recorded with her heart on her sleeve and a collection of autobiographical tunes in her pocket, the album exhibits the raw vocals and heartfelt lyricism that have situated her among fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Natalie Maines alike. For “Field Notes”, it’s Annalise’s effortless aptitude to blend pop songwriting sensibilities with pristine Americana overtones that really shines through, highlighting her incredible penchant for spinning tales both uniquely personal and universally recognizable.

Thursdays in the Park
Thursday, August 24th, 7:30 p.m.
Come hear Bobby and the Believers at Kent Island Yacht Club. Bobby and the Believers is a fantastic dance band providing popular "cover" music for your listening and dancing pleasure. The band's foundation is based on the classic "horn band" sound which includes The Motown Sound, Big band, Funk, Powerful Ballads, and New Music that fits the make-up of the group. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

Second annual Julianne Rosela Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, August 25th, 8 a.m.
Enjoy a great day of golf while supporting the Julianne Rosela Foundation; founded to assist in addressing the needs of local families that experience tragic loss as well as to provide scholarships for Kent Island graduating seniors beginning with the spring of 2017 class. The tournament is a four-man scramble with an 8 a.m. breakfast, 10 a.m. shotgun start and no handicaps. Along with closest to the pin and longest drive prizes, there are three Hole-In-One opportunities for all golfers. There will also be a silent auction, prizes, 50/50 raffle, live music, and more!

Western Shore

Cirque Du Soleil: OVO
Thursday, August 24th through Saturday, August 26th, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 26th, 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 27th, 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
For the first time ever, Cirque Du Soleil’s award-winning OVO is coming to Royal Farms Arena Wednesday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 27th. OVO is the quintessential Cirque performance, filled with the acrobatic stunts, spectacular costumes, sets, and theatrics audiences have come to love. OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight, and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Ticket prices range from $38–153. For more information call 410-347-2020 or visit

Maryland State Fair
Thursday, August 24th, through Sunday, August 27th, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Celebrating its 136th year, the unFAIRgettable Maryland State Fair returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The fair will feature the thrills and chills, sights, sounds, and aromas of numerous Midway and Kidde Land rides, your favorite fair games and food, strolling entertainers, live entertainment, crafters corner, tons of competitions and shows, and so much more!

Rock the Dock Concert Series
Thursday, August 24th through Saturday, August 27th.
Enjoy a great evening on the Bay listening to terrific music with your favorite beverage and food watching the sunset over the Bay with your toes in the sand! Enjoy live music performed by 2 4 U Band (6:30 p.m.), The Bird Dog Band (7 p.m.), and Out of Order, (4 p.m.).

Wine and Wag
Friday, August 25th, 5:30–8 p.m.
Featuring wading pools for pets, play in the fun runs, bobbing for hot dogs, and paw painting for dogs. The "Flea-less" Market is back again by popular demand, a make-your-own donation pet supply yardsale. There will be cold beer, wine, soft drinks, and food by local vendors. There is a suggested donation of $3 for beer & wine and $1 for other beverages.

John Mayer
Friday, August 25th, 7 p.m.
The Grammy Award winning artist puts his heart and soul into his songs and can be seen most through his lyrics, that are full of bittersweet moments as he talks about love and heartache in a less obvious way. He also tends to switch between sensitive on the acoustic to shredding on the electric guitar, this range of styles showcases just how talented he is. He will be bringing a wide range of his Blues/Pop/Rock songs to the LIVE stage this summer!

Chris Isaak
Friday, August 25th, 8 p.m.
The gifted singer-songwriter and bandleader Chris Issak is bringing us a bumper crop of strong and intriguing songs from which to choose. His newest creation "First Comes the Night" is a stunning album of new material. Isaak is also a judge on the X Factor Australia.

151st Calvert County Jousting Tournament
Saturday, August 26th, 11 a.m.
Jousting is the state sport of Maryland and this jousting is for the glory and “the rings” as there is no competition where riders face each other. Instead, these riders of varying skill levels from first timers to “professionals” compete to spear rings suspended from arches. Jousting will begin at 12 p.m. The other activities provide a family friendly environment and day for all. Refreshments and food will be available throughout the day. Admission is free and all are welcome to this annual historic event.

Arts in the Park
Saturday, August 26th, 11 a.m.––3 p.m.
Bring your entire family to the Chesapeake Arts Center's fourth anual Arts in the Park Festival outside of the Hammonds Lane Theatre. Rain or shine, bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the live entertainment! Live music, activities for kids, chalk drawing, face painting, local art for sale, and more.

Jason Aldean
Saturday, August 26th, 7:30 p.m.
Treat yourself with tickets to the show of the year as the one and only Jason Aldean takes to the stage this Summer at Jiffy Lube Live. On support for this incredible show is fellow country favorites, Chris Young & Kane Brown!

Weird Science: Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Summer Concert Series
Saturday, August 26th, 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! Enjoy live music by ne of the area’s premier high energy 80’s rock bands!

What’s Up? Spirit Festival

What’s Up? Media will host their first Spirits Festival at Annapolis Maritime Museum on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.. Guests will enjoy entertainment, delectable fare, and sip premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin and much more. Early bird prices end August 31st. GET TICKETS >>

"Humans" Meet the Artist Reception

On September 19th, What's Up? Media will host a Meet the Artist Reception featuring the local artists participating in our newest gallery, "Humans." Light refreshments will be available while admiring the talent and mingling with the artists. Be sure to vote for your favorite piece to determine the next "Best in Show" winner. 


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