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A What's Up? Weekend 10/05/17

Oct 05, 2017 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould

Music Director José-Luis Novo

What To Know Before You Go: Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Celebration

Experience world-class sound with a hometown vibe at the Annapolis Symphony’s Opening Night at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Enjoy the sellout Opening Night Celebration beginning with Prelude, followed by an Concert. Afterward the Encore party welcomes Annapolis’ own Eastport Oyster Boys. READ ON >>



The What's Up? Weekend Rundown



Annapolis



United States Sailboat Show
Thursday, October 5th through Monday, October 9th, 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
Join Annapolis Boat Shows in October when sailors from across the globe gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for the United States Sailboat Show. Don't miss this internationally acclaimed all–sail show, explore the world's largest collection of multihulls, climb aboard daysailers, high-tech racing boats, and luxury cruising yachts. See all the newest models! Whether you’re a seasoned sailor, a soon-to-be sailor, or a sailor for the day, don't miss this show. Featuring intensive onboard cruising seminars as well as sailing lessons for beginners.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Celebration
Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th, 5:30 p.m.
The Opening Night Celebration will showcase international music with Annapolis' very own talent and style. Ready your senses for a dazzling concert, mingle with friends in opulent surrounds, dine on international food, and enjoy an open bar at the Prelude Party. Afterwards, enjoy the concert and be captivated by classics from Eastern European composers under the masterful direction of Jose-Luis Novo. End the evening at the Encore Party with entertainment from Annapolis’ own Eastport Oyster Boys.

Navy vs. Air Force Football
Saturday, October 7th, 3:30 p.m.
Come out to the Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and catch the Midshipmen take on the Falcons!

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 10 a.m. –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. 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.

The Big Read Anne Arundel County Hispanic Heritage Celebration 
Sunday, October 8th, 2–5 p.m.
MTPA will be hosting their Hispanic Heritage Celebration. This free celebration will be held at the lovely Stage One in Park Place. Enjoy authentic Hispanic food, fun, drinks, and dancing; you don't want to miss out!


Eastern Shore



Harry Potter Festival
Friday, October 6th, 4 p.m. & Saturday, October 7th, 9 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the fourth annual Chestertown Harry Potter festival. Explore the colonial river town and take part in the spectacular activities and events for children and adults–wizards and muggles alike. Featured events include Quidditch matches, Potter in the Park, a costume contest, a scavenger hunt, and the festival kick–off party with wizard rock! Prepare for a weekend of magic in Chestertown.

Ironman Maryland 2017 
Saturday, October 7th, 7 a.m.
As a full Ironman triathlon, Ironman Maryland is considered one of the most grueling and difficult one-day sporting events in the world. The triathletes will swim 2.4 miles in the waters of the Choptank, cycle 112 miles through Dorchester County (including parts of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge), and then run 26.2 miles, totaling 140.6 miles without a break. The 2017 Ironman Maryland offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 

Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival 
Saturday, October 7th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Come and enjoy oysters—raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad bar, hot dogs, hush puppies, and Boardwalk fries. Beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase. There will be live entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. An Extravaganza Raffle is held with the winner receiving t-shirts, tickets, lodging, gift certificates for meals, and much more for the following year’s festival. 

Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIII and Maritime Model Expo  
Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIII and 12th Maritime Model Expo. Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes, and maritime models. Check out the model pond and boats on land or watch many of these one-of-a-kind vessels race along the Miles River along CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus.

Easton Beer Fest 
Saturday, October 7th, 12–4 p.m.
This second annual event will feature craft beers brewed by 40-plus craft breweries from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. A new “I Love Craft Beer” VIP admission includes 11 a.m. entry, full size glass, special beers, and much more. This is a fundraising event hosted by the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.

47th Annual House Tour
Saturday, October 7th, 1–5 p.m.
The Historical Society is pleased to give guests “a deeper look” at Chestertown’s history through the collection of artifacts and memorabilia carefully housed at River House and the marvelous small museum at the White Swan Tavern, which holds a carefully curated selection of some of the 75,000 artifacts located on site during the restoration of the tavern.

Casting Crows, “The Very Next Thing Tour”
Sunday, October 8th, 7 p.m.
Having served as a full-time youth pastor for over 25 years, Casting Crowns’ front man, Mark Hall, continues to draw inspiration from the well of real life. The local church has been the base for Casting Crowns’ music since their label debut release in 2003. With more than nine millions records sold and the title of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007, it’s still where the music is created. Hall and his bandmates – Juan and Melodee DeVevo, Megan Garrett, Brian Scoggin, Josh Mix, and Chris Huffman – continue to work in ministry in their respective churches. The local church is the heartbeat of the band and the songs are an outpouring of that.


Western Shore



Touch A Truck
Saturday, October 7th, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
On Saturday, Prince of Peace will host the second annual Touch A Truck event with the Crofton Country Club! Come explore a marvelous array of fascinating vehicles – fire engine, bulldozer, crane, limousine, dragster, and many more! Look inside the vehicles and under the hoods; ask questions; but most importantly touch the vehicles! Fun for all ages! Food trucks on site for when your stomach rumbles like a big engine.

34th Annual Homestead Gardens Fall Festival
Saturday, October 7th, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. & Sunday, October 8th, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
The 2017 Annual Homestead Gardens Fall Festival continues every weekend through and including Sunday, October 29th. Featuring a full-of-color fun day from the pumpkin patch to the hayride, to the magnificent fall foliage, and the market offering apples, pumpkins, gourds, and tempting treats associated with the season, you’ll surely know it’s autumn. Homestead Gardens Fall Festival is a family oriented event on the courtyard, barnyard, and fields in Davidsonville. Enjoy live music, delicious food and beverages, demonstrations, face painting, pony rides, and more.

5K Walk-a-Thon: Literacy Lights the Way 
Saturday, October 7th, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council will hold its “Literacy Lights the Way” 5K walk-a-thon. The walk will take place on the beautiful Baltimore and Annapolis Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite literary character. Free snacks and water will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The walk is wheel chair and stroller accessible, and friendly, leashed pets are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council.

Odenton Day 2017 
Saturday, October 7th, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Come out and join the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company for a day of free fun, food, and learning at Odenton Day 2017. There will be music, displays by West County organizations and businesses, and lots of fun activities for the kids.

Fall Harvest Festival  
Saturday, October 7th, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Enjoy a day of games, crafts, demos, and food at the Fall Harvest Festival at Kinder Farm Park!

OPUS 1
Saturday, October 7th, 4–11 p.m.
OPUS 1, the inaugural multi-sensory art, music, and technology experience, will blend innovative art installations, mesmerizing music performances, and treetop projection mapping to create an enchanting evening in the woods of Columbia. Artists such as Vincent Moon, Miho Hatori, Doron Sadja, Sophia Brous, and Gang Gang Dance will light up the evening creating an immersive, interactive, and wonder-filled event. The DMV's best food trucks will provide a moveable feast for purchase.

World Class Jazz Series Concert
Saturday, October 7th, 8 p.m.
Join Anne Arundel Community College as their World Class Jazz series continues with the Shook/Russo 5tet at the Humanities Recital Hall.

Riverside Winefest  
Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
The 15th annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley will celebrate the very best regional wineries in the breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark! This event is all good things rolled into one weekend with wine from Maryland wineries, food and beer vendors, live music, educational & entertaining demonstrations, local artisans, free tours of the 1703 Plantation House and Colonial Revival Garden tours, and more!

Hurricane Relief Drive 
Sunday, October 8th, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Walk the Walk Foundation & Gvozden Pediatrics are hosting a community wide Hurricane Relief Drive to help families with babies impacted by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma. All donations will go directly to local nonprofits that help families with infants and toddlers in need.

Howard County out of the Darkness Walk 
Sunday, October 8th, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as they walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be a part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There will be memorial activities to honor loved ones and resource tables to visit before and after the walk. 

Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, October 8th, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

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    10/21/2017
    02:00PM

    Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented ...


  • The Woman in Black

    10/21/2017
    02:00PM

    The story begins with an unusual request; a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in the art of stor...


  • It’s a one-man variety show—an act unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Once Robert Post take...


  • The Color Purple

    10/21/2017
    02:00PM

    The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit...


  • EARTH

    10/21/2017
    02:00PM — 05:00PM

    Get down to EARTH! Announcing an exciting opportunity for Maryland, the Environmental Action Resp...


  • DOG-toberfest Homebrewing Fall Festival

    10/21/2017
    02:00PM — 06:00PM

    DOG-toberfest Homebrewing Fall Festival sponsored by Dogwood Acre Pet Retreat on October 21st, fr...


  • The Effect

    10/21/2017
    02:30PM

    Connie and Tristan can’t hide how they feel around each other: Hearts thumping, sleepless nights,...


  • Melvin Caldwell

    10/21/2017
    02:30PM — 03:30PM

    Melvin Caldwell is a legend in the DC Jazz scene. Playing from a tradition of gospel and soul, Ca...


  • Navy vs. UCF

    10/21/2017
    03:30PM

    Come out to the Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to cheer on Navy as they take down UCF!


  • Navy Football vs UCF

    10/21/2017
    03:30PM

    Catch the Midshipmen take on the Knights at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this fall!


  • You're invite to celebrate 40 years of Lundberg Builders, Inc. Enjoy an afternoon filled with coc...


  • Catch the world premiere of The Smartest Girl in the World by Miriam Gonzales at Imagination Stag...


  • Party on the Shore! Lundberg Builders invites you to celebrate their milestone, 40 Years in Busin...


  • St. Anne's Cemetery Tour

    10/21/2017
    04:00PM

    Did you know that several of the Hammond-Harwood House's former occupants are buried in St. Anne'...


  • Dust off your cowboy hat and boots for Queen Anne’s County Mental Health Committee’s Fall Fundrai...


  • Hayrides to the Witch's House

    10/21/2017
    05:30PM — 08:00PM

    Take a hayride through the woods to visit the Friendly Witch’s house at Linvilla Orchards! She’ll...


  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage School of Real Estate prepares each student not only to pas...


  • Moon Taxi

    10/21/2017
    06:00PM

    Moon Taxi is an American indie-progressive rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee. The band was ...


  • Knights of Columbus Boo Bingo

    10/21/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Knights of Columbus Council #11552—St. Andrew By the Bay will hold a family-oriented “Boo Bingo” ...


  • Contra dance

    10/21/2017
    06:30PM — 10:00PM

    Contra dancing to lovely live music. Free introductory session at 6:30; dance 7-10 p.m. All dance...


  • Drawing Classes in Chester County

    10/21/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka Level: All levels Limit 10 students Instruct...


  • Cheer on the Capitals as they take down the Panthers!


  • Giselle

    10/21/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS: GISELLE Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct...


  • Capitals vs. Florida

    10/21/2017
    07:00PM

    Cheer on the Washington Capitals as they take on the Florida Panthers!


  • Andy Mineo

    10/21/2017
    07:00PM

    Andrew Aaron "Andy" Mineo, formerly known as C-Lite, is an American Christian hip hop artist, pro...


  • Lighthouse Overnights in St. Michaels

    10/21/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00AM

    Youth groups can now reserve fall dates for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Overn...


  • Christopher Dwayne Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music artist and songwriter from ...


  • Dave Glaser

    10/21/2017
    07:00PM

    Enjoy live music performed by Dave Glaser at Sam's on the Waterfront!


  • Valley of the Haunted

    10/21/2017
    07:00PM — 10:00PM

    The attraction features a 1.2 mile walking trail through the woods crawling with ghosts, zombies,...


  • Romeo & Juliet

    10/21/2017
    07:00PM

    BTM celebrates Shakespeare’s genius with the poignant, typical love story Romeo & Juliet. Last pe...


  • The Rocky Horror Show

    10/21/2017
    07:30PM

    Brush up on your callbacks and get ready to do the Time Warp again!! TAP proudly presents Richard...


  • The Effect

    10/21/2017
    07:30PM

    Connie and Tristan can’t hide how they feel around each other: Hearts thumping, sleepless nights,...


  • Looking for ghost tours in Maryland? This year, instead of heading to the usual Haunted House ful...


  • Rock in your seats and dance in the aisles to the funky rock sounds of the Paul Reed Smith Band p...


  • Special Historic Hauntings

    10/21/2017
    07:30PM — 09:15PM

    Seek the spirits in one of Annapolis' oldest buildings, the Sands House. Rarely open to the publi...


  • The Adventures of Peter Pan at Synetic Theater

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    “All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust.” Take flight to Neverland with Peter P...


  • Rik Emmett of Triumph

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph....


  • Colin Hay

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    Fierce Mercy is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved fo...


  • Intimate Apparel

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented ...


  • Twelve Angry Jurors

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    A 19-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his father to death, and his future is now in th...


  • The Woman in Black

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    The story begins with an unusual request; a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in the art of stor...


  • Come celebrate the late dynamic trumpeter, NEA Jazz Master, and 1990 Kennedy Center Honoree Dizzy...


  • Shakespeare in Love

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    “Shall I compare thee to a something something… mummers play?” And so begins one of Shakespeare’s...


  • Julius Caesar

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    When an elected leader is no longer trusted, where is the line between patriotism and personal am...


  • 33 Variations

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    A musicologist trying to accomplish her life’s work in the face of a debilitating disease and an ...


  • The Color Purple

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM

    The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit...


  • Safe as Houses

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    In this new play presented by Pinky Swear Productions, a suburban family struggles to survive bot...


  • Special Historic Hauntings

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM — 09:45PM

    Seek the spirits in one of Annapolis' oldest buildings, the Sands House. Rarely open to the publi...


  • Columbia Pro Cantare Sings Carmina Burana

    10/21/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    You’ve heard Carmina Burana before, maybe at times without even knowing it: The work’s driving rh...


  • “An Evening of Unexpected Delights” is a benefit for The Journey Home, a local nonprofit working ...


  • Rock 'N' Bowl

    10/21/2017
    09:00PM — 12:00AM

    Every Friday and Saturday night, Choptank Bowling Center hosts Rock ’N’ Bowl. Unlimited bowling, ...


  • Mark Desrocher Live Music

    10/21/2017
    09:00PM

    Live Music


  • Greg Phillips at Blackwall Hitch

    10/21/2017
    09:30PM — 12:00AM

    Join us for a live performance from Greg Phillips Saturday, October 21st at 9:30pm!


  • Moon Hooch & Marco Benevento

    10/21/2017
    10:00PM

    If any band is a poster child for turning the power of positive thoughts and intention into reali...


  • DJ Draco

    10/21/2017
    10:00PM

    Enjoy live music by DJ Draco at O'Brien's!


  • Mike McHenry

    10/21/2017
    10:00PM

    Enjoy live music by Mike McHenry at Middleton Tavern!


 

 

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