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A What's Up? Weekend 10/12/17

Oct 12, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Eastport Oyster Boys .. credit Blue Moon Photograhy

Taking to the Water with The Eastport Oyster Boys

By: Cate Reynolds

The Eastport Oyster Boys are bound by their love for music, but more importantly, by their love for the Chesapeake Bay. Proclaimed the official Musical Goodwill Ambassadors for the city of Annapolis by Mayors Ellen Moyer and Josh Cohen, The Eastport Oyster Boys’ music celebrates the joys of life on the bay.

Kevin Brooks, Andy Fegley, Tom Guay, and Mike Lange have poured their talent and energy into their songwriting, musical arrangements, and vocals for over twenty years. Their three albums Full Moon Cruisin’, Miss Lonesome, and An Oyster Boy Christmas celebrate the history and culture of their Chesapeake home.

The Boys will be playing the at the Avalon Theatre’s Stoltz Listening Room on Friday, October 20th, 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. If you love hot crabs, cold beer, and all things Maryland, this is a show you don’t want to miss!


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown


United States Powerboat Show 
Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th, 10 a.m.
Ever wonder why so many families choose to spend their weekends on the Chesapeake Bay? Find out at the United States Powerboat Show. See more than 400 boats of every size and style imaginable including fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, ski boats, bowriders, bass boats, inflatables, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and canoes. Not ready to take the plunge? Visit the demo dock and try before you buy!

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Saturday, October 14th & Sunday, October 15th, 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.

Annapolis Harvest Beer Festival  
Sunday, October 15th, 2–6 p.m.
Grab a friend and make plans to attend the best local harvest beer festival around! Right in the heart of Annapolis, next to 3 hotels, Chesapeake Brewing Company is hosting an awesome highlight of the area's beers and showcasing the Great Homebrew Battle of Annapolis! And enjoy some of the best seasonal brews of the season: Peabody Heights, Eastern Shore, Rubber Soul, Chesapeake Brewing, DuClaw, Raven Brewing. Food is available on site, but you can also enjoy some really cool edgy and funky restaurants on the same block.

Eastern Shore

Bark in the Park
Saturday, October 14th, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Once again Talbot Humane will be hosting a day of fun and fellowship for pets and their owners at the eighth annual Bark in the Park family festival. The day begins with the 5K Fun Run/Walk followed by the Homecoming Parade Dog Walk, Fun Dog show, agility, and more. Live music, vendors, rescue groups, delicious local food, doggie spa, pet adoption, shopping, and more will be available all day.

Seventh Annual Columbus WineFest 
Saturday, October 14th & Sunday, October 15th, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Simpatico, Italy’s finest celebrates Columbus Day with “Columbus WineFest at St. Michaels” of Italian wine, food, art and games in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus will be in attendance and will share tales of his exploration adventures, as part of the festivities planned for adults and children of all ages! The event will be held rain or shine in the tented lot adjacent to Simpatico. Stop by and transport yourself to Italy! Ciao!

20th Annual Rock Hall FallFest 
Saturday, October 14th, 10 a.m.
A celebration of family, community and oysters! Fallfest 2017 will once again bring you a wonderful mix of music, which has made this Rock Hall Festival a toe-tappin, hip swingin’, up-front-and- personal family festival, on Main Street in Rock Hall. Two stages, one at each end of Main, will give you choices, and as you stroll, don’t miss the street musicians up and down the street!

Saturday, October 14th, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Bring your wings for a day of magic! Follow a trail of artisan fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, hunt for gnomes in the Funshine Garden, and join in a meadow maypole dance. Magical crafts, live entertainment in the woodland theatre, face painting, bubbles, a friendly unicorn, archery, and games are part of the fun. Refreshments will be available for sale. Don’t forget your camera for photos with the Fairy Court!

Animal Resource Foundation Ninth Annual Hot Dog Grill 
Saturday, October 14th, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Join the Animal Resource Foundation for their ninth Hot Dog Grill. Ticket price includes hot dog with chips and a drink. There will be other food items available and a bake table. 100% of the proceeds/donations go to ARF to care for all the animals waiting for their forever homes.

Good Beer Festival
Saturday, October 14th & Sunday, October 15th, 12:30–6 p.m.
The Good Beer Festival offers festival-goers unlimited tastings of over 80 different American craft brews, including a Local Beer Garden featuring Eastern Shore breweries. Xtreme Brewing's Pro Brewer Beer Talks return this year, offering the unique opportunity to hear from master brewers as they speak on their craft. In addition to great beer, the festival offers live music from six live bands and the weekend's biggest games in the Sports Zone.

Light Night!
Saturday, October 14th, 6 –10 p.m.
Celebrate the fifth birthday of the Choptank River Lighthouse at this event with dancing, auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and much more, all within sight of the Lighthouse on the banks of the Choptank River in Cambridge. The inaugural Light Night! party in 2016 was a sell-out affair, drawing more than 200 guests.

Nanticoke River Jamboree
Friday, October 13th, 7 p.m. through Sunday, October 15th
In celebration of Dorchester County’s rich African American heritage, the “Slave Dwelling Project Comes to Dorchester” will bring public awareness to lesser known historic structures associated with enslaved. The event will begin with a Friday opening reception at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center with an introductory presentation by Mr. McGill, followed by a candlelight vigil at the Bayley Slave Cabin with live vocal performances. a living history event at Handsell will feature two presentations and discussions, cooking demonstrations, and so much more.

Osprey Triathlon 
Sunday, October 15th, 9 a.m.
Held on the beautiful grounds of Kent School in Chestertown, the Osprey Triathlon is a family friendly event welcoming athletes at all levels of skill and experience. Not ready for the full triathlon? Create a team with friends or family and compete in one, two, or three legs of the race. The race will consist of three legs: a seven–mile bike race, a two–mile kayak course and a three–mile run. The triathlon is open to racers nine and up.

Western Shore

Disney On Ice
Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage within as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana will go when she embarks on an action-packed voyage. Anna’s devotion to her estranged sister Elsa sets her on a perilous journey to mend their bond, and stop an eternal winter. Rapunzel breaks out of her tower and teams up with an unlikely companion as she goes to great lengths to realize her dream. Armed only with courage, Belle befriends the enchanted castle staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s rough exterior. With help from her friends and a little magic, Cinderella is determined to make the wish in her heart come true.

All-In Fundraiser 
Thursday, October 12th, 6 –8 p.m.
The Anne Arundel Community College Foundation is reaching an exciting milestone this year–the fifth anniversary of its All-In fundraising event! With the help of its donors, they are striving to go 5 for 5: achieving its goal of raising $500,000 in support of student scholarships and academic programs since All In began in 2013.

Taste of South County 
Thursday, October 12th, 6–9 p.m.
Enjoy some of the best cuisine samples from local restaurants, wineries, and breweries at the fourth annual Taste of South County Historic Londontown and Gardens. Filled with live music by the Just Us Band, Best of South County friendly competition, door prizes, and so much more, this is a fun experience for locals, tourists, and foodies. Get a group together and head on over!

Third Memorial Bridge Tournament
Thursday, October 12th, 7 p.m.
Hospice of the Chesapeake will host its third Memorial Bridge Tournament on the nonprofit’s John & Cathy Belcher Campus. The charity duplicate bridge tournament is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and will be run by certified director Bob Edwards. There are tournament prizes for the top N/S and E/W pairs. Participants are encouraged to play in memory of a loved one who has passed away, and can bring a photo to display or wear a memento.

The Town of Bel Air Film Festival 
Thursday, October 12th through Saturday, October 15th, 7 p.m.
The Town of Bel Air, in conjunction with the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission, announces the ninth annual Town of Bel Air Film Festival. The festival provides a unique opportunity for the community to gather together in a historic venue to view films that inspire and give a glimpse into the human experience.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul 2 Soul 2017  
Friday, October 13th, 7:30 p.m.
During a surprise performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” kicking off in New Orleans on April 7, 2017. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing multi-year country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007.

Whoopi Goldberg 
Friday, October 13th, 8 p.m.
Multitalented comedian, author, actress, and activist Whoopi Goldberg returns to the Kennedy Center for a night of stand-up comedy presented as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the Mark Twain Prize, which she won in 2001. Whoopi Goldberg has won numerous awards and received considerable acclaim for her work in film, television, theater, and recordings.

Providence Center's Harvest Bash 
Saturday, October 14th, 7 p.m.
Gather friends for an incredible fall night at Providence Center’s third Harvest Bash. Sparkling lights, fire pits, mums, and pumpkins set the backdrop for the quintessential fall party in Providence Center’s enchanting greenhouse and gardens. Enjoy seasonal foods and cocktails, live music, auctions, craft beverage tastings, and one-of-a-kind shopping while helping to support people with disabilities to learn, grow, and advocate for the life they want within their communities.

Oyster Festival 
Sunday, October 15th, 12:30 –5 p.m.
This festival has it all: food from top local eateries, music from local bands, children’s activities, craft offerings, and Avery’s own “Choose It!” way of filling your calendar with fun all year round. Oyster lovers can get their fill any way they like ‘em: raw; fried in a basket, platter, or roll; in stew; in soup; in sushi; or in shooters. There are plenty of activities for the kids including live crab races, face painting by local artists, crafts, and games. Meanwhile, the adults can sip beer or wine while the Eastman String Band fills the air with Bluegrass and Americana or Coastal Flats, an acoustic combo, plays oldies, goodies, and everything in between.

Waterfront Partnership's Harbor Harvest
Sunday, October 15th, 10 a.m. –2 p.m.
Join the Waterfront Partnership for its 10th annual Harbor Harvest, bringing fall fun to the Inner Harbor! This event is free to attend and features a petting zoo, hay maze, face painting, a costume parade and more! Guests can also enjoy a variety of food trucks and live music by MILKSHAKE!

A Fashionable Afternoon – Celebrating the Upside of Down Syndrome
Sunday, October 15th, 1–3:30 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis, a local non-profit that provides free educational and therapeutic programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, is thrilled to announce “A Fashionable Afternoon – Celebrating the Upside of Down Syndrome”. The event will showcase the latest LuLaRoe fashion modeled by local individuals with Down syndrome. The event will include light desserts, snacks, tea, and lemonade to enjoy before and after the fashion show. Local LuLaRoe consultants will be onsite with inventory to sell should attendees want to purchase any items. 100% of event proceeds will benefit GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis.

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