A What's Up? Weekend 09/14/17
Sep 14, 2017 04:00PM
● By Nicole Gould
Photo by GMD Three
When putting together an album, artists can find inspiration from the unlikeliest of places. For Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Seth Glier, that inspiration was his brother…and birds.
The Massachusetts native recently released his newest album, Birds, which follows the success of If I Could Change One Thing released in 2015.
Glier uses his musical talent to give listeners insight to the issues Americans are facing today. This can be heard in his newest single, “Water On Fire,” which confronts today’s controversy of fracking, exploring the falsehood between freedom and capitalism. “Justice For All,” challenges the death penalty while “For What It’s Worth,” is a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s protest song.
Throughout the 11-song track list, Glier expresses a virtuoso use of emotions from grief and loss to strength and optimism.
Catch Glier on Thursday, September 21st, 8 p.m. in the Stoltz Listening room at the Avalon Theatre as part of his headlining tour through the U.S. Tickets are $25.
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By: Cate Reynolds
Debbie Wojciechowski is a self-proclaimed “normal person,” but she possesses an extraordinary gift. After nearly drowning at the age of 13, Wojciechowski gained an unusual ability—she claims she could communicate with the dead.
She spent over a decade denying her metaphysical abilities, but finally began to accept her gift and pursue her calling. Wojciechowski has studied with several Mediums from around the world, has taken a variety of certification courses, and has now devoted her life to being a Medium.
This month, she will be hosting an event at the Avalon Theatre in the Stoltz Listening Room in Easton. The show will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
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The What's Up? Weekend Rundown
Taste of the Chesapeake Gala
Thursday. September 14th, 6-9:30 p.m.
Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay at their annual Taste of the Chesapeake celebration for an evening of delectable Chesapeake food, live music, raffles, and a silent auction! Items from last year’s silent auction included a weeklong Vermont vacation, Chesapeake waterway trips, sports event tickets, themed baskets, gift certificates, and much more! This year we will also be saying a fond farewell to Al Todd, and welcoming the new Executive Director.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
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. A playground of fun, frivolity, and wondrous performances thrill more than 300,000 visitors each year. The almost continuous entertainment on all 10 stages features many returning favorite performers! Music fills the village, from sea chanties to Celtic drums, you’ll move to the rhythm of more than 100 musical performers.
Out of the Darkness Walk
Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join the walk to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Be a part of a movement turning hope into action, and creating a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Enjoy a day of fun on Spa Creek while bringing awareness to clean up efforts in Spa Creek. Take an on-water guided tour, paddle at your leisure, enjoy live music, food and drinks, and learn about the challenges to restoring the creek so that it will again be fishable and swimmable. Your participation supports cleanup efforts.
The Big Read Anne Arundel Country Kick-Off Event
It's The Big Read Anne Arundel County kick-off event, and we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The fiesta will be held at Weems Whalen Field and is open to the public. It's free, fun, and there are fireworks!
Hospice Cup XXXVI Shore Party
Hospice Cup XXXVI celebrates 36 years of raising sails, funds, and awareness for hospice care. This year's race is being hosted by the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake. The regatta will take place from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Not your typical black-tie fundraising event, the Hospice Cup Shore Party (5–9 p.m.), held at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard, will feature catering by Paul's Homewood Cafe, dance music by The Shatners, a lively trophy presentation, and a live and silent auction featuring this year's selected art, Sail Swirls, by Carolyn Councell.
2017 Boatyard Beach Bash
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is hosting the 13th annual Boatyard Beach Bash at their waterfront property in Eastport! Founding Sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill, has worked their magic once again, to put together the event's best lineup to date. With Coral Reefers, Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer, Keith Sykes, and Doyle Grisham, as well as world-class musicians John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, Aaron Scherz, and John Patty set to perform, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy these world class artists in an intimate setting at the beautiful waterfront campus of the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Second Annual Annapolis SketchCrawl
Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Begin your day of creativity throughout the many locations in Downtown Annapolis including: The Maryland State House, Charles Carroll House Garden, The Hammond-Harwood House, William Paca House, The James Brice House, and The Chase-Lloyd House. There will be a reception at the Chase-Lloyd House gardens and artists’ work will be on display! The public is invited to follow the artists throughout the day and then meet the artists during the reception!
Eighth Annual 5K Run/3K Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
The Central Maryland Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition invites members of the community to join them at the Westfield Annapolis Mall. The Eighth annual 5k run (9 a.m.) and 3k walk (9:15 a.m.) to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer raises funds to promote awareness, fight for a cure, and improve the quality of life for survivors. The event will start with music, fun activities for children and adults, chances to win prizes, and light refreshments. The opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a Zumba warm up.
Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run
Uniting communities to honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, the Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run includes a 5K and 1M Family Fun Run. Hosted by the Travis Manion Foundation, the 9/11 Heroes Run series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, a Naval Academy graduate, who was killed by a sniper in Iraq in April 2007 while saving his wounded teammates. All proceeds support the Foundation’s programs assisting veterans and families of fallen service members, and promoting character among today’s youth.
Ocean City Bike Fest
Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th, 12 p.m.
OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike Week are back again this year. With four official locations: The Inlet, Convention Center, Shorebirds Stadium, and Rommel Harley-Davidson, there is plenty to see and do! Entertainment will rock with headliners at the Inlet with Lynch Mob and Kix on Thursday, Chevelle on Friday, and Molly Hatchet and Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday. You can expect to see vendors, music, demos, and stunt shows all weekend long. Don’t forget to check out Cruzin the Coast to see area attractions.
A unique way to explore the Bay Hundred area of Talbot County is the Tri Tilghman. This activity begins with a three–mile kayak course that starts at the Knapp's Narrows Drawbridge, through the Narrows into Harris Creek, and back to the start. After that, you’ll hop on your bicycle and complete an 8.2 scenic bike ride. Then cap off the event with a 3.1-mile (5k) run through the small village of Tilghman's Island. You have the choice of participating in the entire event or to compete in any of the three challenges separately. There will be plenty of post-race activities for you and your family along with an opportunity to explore this little-known gem of the Eastern Shore!
Chesapeake Storytelling Festival
Listen. Laugh. Cry! It's stories presented by Professional Storytellers for your entertainment. No! It's not about you. You don’t tell your story (like you do to your spouse and friends!) You listen! Come and spend a full day listening to national and local oral storytellers at inside venues of the Chesapeake College on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. Stories of adventure, history, and tall tales. At this family friendly event, tellers and performers will entertain you with activities and music designed for adults and kids. An array of food vendors will be on hand with savory treats.
Groovefest: Blues, Brews & BBQs will be held in Downtown Cambridge along the 500 block of Poplar Street and the 400 block of Race. Sample amazing local BBQ and select your favorite beef, chicken, and side dish! Live music showcasing local and regional Blues musicians, including North Carolina Swampland Blues group, Uphill. Sample great local beer from the fastest growing regional microbrewery, RAR Brewing.
Sultana Education Foundation’s Annual Gala
Join the Sultana Education Foundation and Chris Havemeyer at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment featuring Cirque performers, DJs, and dancing. Sultana’s Annual Gala raises funds to support the Foundation’s award-winning programs in Environmental Science and American History that serve more than 12,000 K-12 students each year.
Wet & Wild Auction
Come dressed in your chic tropical wear and enjoy an evening with Caribbean flair at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center’s Wet & Wild Auction. The evening includes cocktails and a buffet dinner catered by Bridges Restaurant. Orlando Phillips’ island music featuring his steel drums will add to the Caribbean theme. Live and silent auction items, as usual, will be interesting and unique. Proceeds will help CBEC expand its youth and adult environmental education programs.
13th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers
Join the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy for their annual ride to support our rivers. Riders of all ages and levels enjoy cycling across the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. Choose from 20-mile, 35-mile, or 62-mile (metric century) routes. All rides include SAG support and rest stops with food and drink. Party to follow.
Corsica Awareness Day
Learn about the efforts to preserve the Corsica River while enjoying a festival of family fun, food, and live music at the Corsica River Conservancy’s Corsica Awareness Day at the Corsica River Yacht Club. There will be family entertainment with environmental activities and exhibits along with pony rides, petting zoo, fishing derby, Scales and Tails, and crafts for children. Local vendors will serve up delicious food including barbecue and sweet treats.
Anne Arundel County Fair
Grab the family and head over to the Anne Arundel County fair. This annual event has been going strong for 65 years, bringing food, entertainment, and much more to the community. Enjoy pig races down by the barns, master woodcarvers, plenty of contests, including pie and watermelon eating contests, pony rides, camel rides, horse pullers, and of course tons of live music and carnival rides.
National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic
Friday, September 15th, 1 p.m.
The National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic is helping fund the NKF's initiatives in awareness, prevention and treatment as to lead the fight against kidney disease. With the increase in diabetes and high blood pressure - the two major risk factors - chronic kidney disease is rising as well. Greystone Golf Course includes 140 feet of elevation changes, features seven ponds, and more than 80 bunkers. The tall hardwood trees, wetlands, and native vegetation add an abundance of character to the design.
Lauryn Hill & Nas
This is a once in a lifetime show as two of the biggest and best Hip hop stars take to the road to celebrate their influential careers in music. The female front woman from the unforgettable group, The Fugees, made her mark in many different ways, including appearances in blockbuster movies and of course, as a solo artist in her own right with beautiful singles such as; “Ex Factor” and “Everything is Everything.”
Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd has announced a second leg to his critically acclaimed Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. Gucci Mane and Nav will join The Weeknd for all U.S. dates.
Friday, September 15th, 8 p.m.
Sturgill Simpson has emerged as one of music's most inspired and genre-bending artists. Each of Simpson's three universally acclaimed solo albums explore different elements of American music history (bluegrass, country, rock, R&B, soul) and continue to push his work beyond expectations and musical boundaries.
The Maryland Wine Festival
Where else can you go deep and figure out if you like oaky or stainless-steel fermented Chardonnays or explore Cabernet Franc, Barbera, or Petit Verdot? The Maryland Wine Festival is your place. Many of the wines are still hard to find, available only at the wineries or to their wine club members. The festival in ideal place to stock up on new favorites…you might never see them again! There’s so much to do at The Maryland Wine Festival, including listening to the wonderful live bands, exploring the hand-picked artisans and trying food from local and regional purveyors. 150 wines, 25 wineries, 45 artisans, and 24 food purveyors.
Fifth Annual Eggs by the Chesapeake
This year Chesapeake Spas, Inc. will be hosting the Fifth annual “Eggs by the Chesapeake” in Edgewater. This event will showcase Eggheads and their favorite recipes to cook on the Big Green Egg. There will be having 15 eggs on site for the cooks use. These eggs will be sold prior to the event and be ready for pick-up at the conclusion of the event. Tickets are available to anyone and everyone who is interested in being a “taster” at the event. Tasters can mingle with other tasters and the eggsperts finding out techniques they use to grill on the Big Green Egg.
Fourth Annual Baltimore Seafood Festival
Baltimore loves their seafood, that’s for sure! Baltimore also loves all the wonderful local restaurants that truly make the city one of the best places for foodies to live or visit. Why the Baltimore Seafood Festival? Baltimoreans are so proud of their crab cakes, crab soup, shrimp salad, local oysters, and of course, Maryland blue crabs. It seems fitting to host a waterfront festival showcasing some of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants serving their signature seafood dishes! Toss in refreshing drinks, live music, cooking demos, and an area for families with toys, games, faces painting and more, and you have the Baltimore Seafood Festival – the only large scale seafood festival in Baltimore City. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits.
Dogfest Walk & Festival
Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Grab your four-legged friend and head over to DogFest on Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Baltimore Humane Society. DogFest is a dog day extravaganza for pets and pet lovers. The family fun day includes a walk, tons of dog and kid’s activities, games, dog swimming, a huge agility course, food, dog rescue groups, and contests! Lots for the kids including crafts, fitness obstacle course, Irvine Nature Center display, pet Jeopardy, cubby barks, and new this year, Bubble Ball!
Hammond-Harwood House Garden Party
Enjoy an Evening in the Country at Hammond-Harwood’s House Garden Party Guests will enjoy a house tour, farm-to-table Maryland buffet, silent auction, and music. Proceeds support the Hammond-Harwood House museum.
Young The Giant
Saturday, September 16th, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant continues to brave new sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album, Home of the Strange. On this new release, the band explores their expansive musicianship with boldly eclectic arrangements anchored by a keen melodic presence.
Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, & Chris Janson
"Drinkin' Too Much" singer Sam Hunt embarks on a summer-long tour this year, and he comes to Jiffy Lube Live! The country singer is hitting the road with fellow rising country stars Maren Morris & Chris Janson, and will be entertaining fans with his high-octane genre-bending hits, and some brand new hits in the making!
Arcade Fire has announced their “Infinite Content” tour, which will make its way through North America starting September 5 in Quebec City. The tour produced by Live Nation will also feature a series of special guests including Wolf Parade, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Phantogram, Angel Olsen, and Broken Social Scene.
The Color Run 5K
Sunday, September 17th, 9 a.m.
The Color Run, also known as “the Happiest 5K on the Planet,” will take place on Sunday, September 17th, 9 a.m. The 2017 theme, The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lays®, features unforgettable music, giant inflatable unicorns, exciting new photo ops, classic color throws and an all new Lay’s Poppables™ Foam Zone and Dream Wall.
What’s Up? Media will host their first Spirits Festival at Annapolis Maritime Museum on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, live music by Bay Jazz Project, great food, cigar samples, raffle, and taste premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin and much more. GET TICKETS >>
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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