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A What's Up? Weekend 10/19/17

Oct 19, 2017 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould

What To Know Before You Go: What’s Up? Whiskey & Spirits

Calling all spirits enthusiasts to What’s Up? Media’s first ever Whiskey and Spirits event at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Attendees will enjoy a night of entertainment, delectable fare provided by local restaurants, vendors, all while sipping premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, and so much more from quality merchants!

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Meet the Artist: Pianist Sean Lane

Photo Courtesy of Sean Lane 

Growing up in New York, Sean Lane was surrounded by various genres of music, ultimately captivated by the smooth, swingin’ sound of Jazz.

Throughout the years, the local pianist has performed at six Presidential inaugural events, upon many others. With his career spanning over a decade in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, Lane and his band, the Bay Jazz Project, have been nominated Best Jazz Duo-Group several times by the Washington Area Music Association. No matter what style of jazz they play, this group of musicians display nothing short of energy and passion.

See Sean Lane perform at What’s Up? Media’s first ever Whiskey and Spirits event on October 26, 2017 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. 

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The What's Up? Weekend Rundown



Annapolis



Maryland Renaissance Festival Closing Weekend!
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd, 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.

Art @ the Park
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
Art @ the Park 2017 is the annual arts festival located in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. The event will feature original art work from over 70 exhibitors, both locally and throughout the country. It includes musical performances, art demonstrations, activities, specialty food, wine and beer. All proceeds from this event benefit activities and programs at Quiet Waters Park.

DOG-toberfest Homebrewing Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 21st, 2 –6 p.m.
Enjoy a fun filled fall day with you pup while sampling a dozen craft beers brewed in Annapolis! Tickets include commemorative tasting glass and unlimited samples of exclusive brews from the Annapolis Homebrew Club (until the kegs run out!). Enjoy live music by Sean Hetrick & The Leftovers, games, and food for both people and pups.

Fall Festival 
Sunday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. –6:30 p.m.
Join the shops along Maryland Avenue and State Circle in Beautiful Historic Annapolis for Halloween on the Avenue! Enjoy face painting, tarot readings, shopping, tricks & treats, and more!


Eastern Shore



Toast & Toasted 
Friday, October 20th, 6:30 –9:30 p.m.
Enjoy s’mores and wine pairing with live music, the Frozen Farmer food truck, and a bonfire at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery.

Tilghman Island Day
Saturday, October 21st, 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
Enjoy live music, fresh seafood, boat docking contest and races, and fun for the whole family at Tilghman Island Day! There will be plenty of ice-cold beer, wine, and sodas, as well as nautical artisans and craft vendors.

Fall into St. Michaels  
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd, 10 a.m.
Enjoy the beauty of the foliage color change in historic St. Michaels. The change of the season brings excitement and vibrant color to the town, as residents and businesses celebrate Fall into St. Michaels. All proceeds benefit the St. Michaels Community Center!

Autumn Wine Festival  
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd, 11 a.m. –5 p.m.
Produced in partnership with the Maryland Wineries Association, the Autumn Wine Festival offers unlimited samplings from nearly 20 Maryland wineries, regional food, and live music. The first 150 tasters through the gate will receive a limited edition stemless wine glass commemorating Wicomico County's 150 Year Celebration.

Spurs & Spirits Barn Party
Saturday, October 21st, 5:30 p.m.
Dust off your cowboy hat and boots for Queen Anne’s County Mental Health Committee’s Fall Fundraiser Spurs & Spirits Barn Party. The event will take place in the beautifully renovated second floor of Grove Creek Mule Farm’s barn. Plan to kick up your heels (or just tap your feet) as caller Mike Day brings the barn alive with country line dancing. You won’t be disappointed by the food catered by the committee members themselves and the silent & live items. Proceeds will benefit QAC mental health resources.

40th Anniversary Cocktail Party
Saturday, October 21st, 4 p.m.
Party on the Shore! Lundberg Builders invites you to celebrate their milestone, 40 Years in Business, with a cocktail party featuring hors d'oeuvres, an oyster bar, Sloop Betty Vodka tastings, and live music by Loose Change. We look forward to welcoming you to commemorate 40 years of exquisite craftsmanship designing, building and maintaining fine homes throughout Maryland.


Western Shore



Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show 
Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. –6 p.m.
Fall is here! Are you looking to squeeze in a home improvement project before the snow? Prepare your home and garden for the winter elements? Get an early start on holiday shopping? The Maryland State Fairgrounds will be packed with experts to help with these and any other project you have in mind at the Fall Maryland Home and Garden Show.

Baltimore Running Festival
Saturday, October 21st, 7:30 a.m.
17 years and running, the Baltimore Running Festival keeps getting better! With five distances (full, half, four-person relay, 5K, and fun run) to choose from, all runners snagging a great Under Armour shirt, and an amazing medal, this running festival is one you can’t miss. The course hits all the hot spots, plus some hidden gems around Baltimore. Run through Camden Yards, the Maryland Zoo, Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Lake Montebello, and more while on your foot tour of Charm City.

Baltimore Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday, October 21st, 9:30 a.m. –4 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.

51st Annual U.S. National Oyster Festival 
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. –6 p.m.
The festival is a celebration of the bounties of life in Southern Maryland, especially St. Mary’s County oysters. In its 51st year, the festival includes the US National Oyster Shucking Competition and National Oyster Cook-Off, the highlights of the weekend, which also includes live music and other entertainment, more than 75 artists and non-profit organizations with displays and items for sale, children’s activities, and multiple food vendors of all sorts – especially oysters!

Wine on the Water 
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd, 12 –6 p.m.
If you are looking for something fun to do on a fall weekend and want to support UM BWMC's Tate Cancer Center at the same time, we may have something for you. Wine on the Water is a festival that features a variety of vendors, musicians and attractions held at Kurtz's featuring dozens of area wineries, culinary artists, and master artisans.

The 20th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: David Letterman  
Sunday, October 22nd, 8 p.m.
At a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, the Kennedy Center presents the 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to David Letterman. This year’s ceremony marks the 20th consecutive year that the Kennedy Center’s marquee comedy award will be presented and broadcast nationally.

What’s Up? Whiskey & Spirits


Get ready for a trip back to pre-prohibition when over 50 specially crafted liquors join a speakeasy band at the Annapolis Maritime Museum 6-9 p.m. for What’s Up? Media's first annual Whiskey & Spirits event. 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. You do not want to miss the event of the year. GET TICKETS >>


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