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A What's Up? Weekend 11/16/17

Nov 16, 2017 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould

Josh Phillips Breaks Into the Country Music Scene Unapologetically

When Josh Phillips pictured his future, it included a baseball diamond, dirt under his cleats, and a crowd filled with cheering fans. After an injury sidelined those plans, Phillips traded in his cleats for boots and took to music, keeping the crowd filled with cheering fans, only this time for his incredible talent on stage.

The North Carolina native officially introduced himself to country fans with the release of his EP Lee County. The five-song track list speaks volumes to the artistic ability of this singer/songwriter. Not only did he co-write each track, but he showcases lyrics considered to be unapologetically honest twisted with a great southern sound.

Catch this up and coming country sensation on Friday, November 17th, 8 p.m. at Rams Head Live as part of Luke Combs’ Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour

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The What's Up? Weekend Rundown



Annapolis


Women Artists of the West (WAOW)
Thursday, November 16th through Sunday, December 3rd, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The McBride Gallery in downtown Annapolis, known as one of the most historic cities in America, is hosting Women Artists of the West’s 47th National Juried Exhibition; the oldest most revered juried women’s arts organization in the country. McBride Gallery is a classic representational gallery. Gallery artists cover a range of subjects and styles including American Impressionist, Tonalist, Dutch Old Master, Folk Art, Trompe l’Oeil, and Luminist. Major subject themes are landscape, marine, still life, and figurative work.

Open House
Thursday, November 16th, 6–8 p.m.
Join Skin Wellness MD at their Open House event! Observe live demonstrations, free consultations, food & drinks, giveaways, and so much more. Space is limited, please RSVP!

Lights on the Bay 5K and Fun Run 
Friday, November 17th, 5:15 a.m.
Get a running start on your holidays with the Annapolis Striders at their annual Lights on the Bay 5K and Fun Run. This annual run offers families a running start for the holidays with Santa, hot chocolate, and cookies at the finish line. Hundreds of runners will gather to dash through Annapolis' biggest holiday light display at Sandy Point Park. All proceeds will benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

Open House
Friday, November 17th, 9 a.m.
Head over to Saint Martin's Lutheran School of Annapolis for their open house and a chance to take a peek at their school. They educate students from Pre-K three-year old’s to 8th grade.

Mobile Dermatology Clinic
Friday, November 17th, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Full-service dermatology care that is convenient and accessible! WellAve will be bringing their mobile dermatology clinic to Annapolis Internal Medicine. The community is invited to take advantage of the full dermatology services including skin cancer screenings, treatment of skin disorders, and cosmetic services. It’s the easy way to prevent cancer, treat skin disorders like rashes, acne or warts or get your Botox. WellAve’s Erin Brimhall, MSN, CRNP, will be the lead provider.

Christopher Sala, Trumpet
Friday, November 17th & Saturday, November 18th, 8 p.m.
Join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, which is the largest performing arts organization in Anne Arundel County, during one of their Masterworks performances by Christopher Sala. Sala will perform the following: Beethoven – Symphony No. 1, Tamberg – Concerto for Trumpet No. 1, Barber – Adagio for Strings, and Schubert – Symphony No. 4.

Holiday Bazaar 
Saturday, November 18th, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at St. Margaret’s Holiday Bazaar. Purchase the perfect gift from local crafters and vendors, and enjoy delicious refreshments and baked goods. The event will also include raffles and door prizes. Proceeds will support the YWCA’s Battered Women’s Program and other local outreach programs.


Eastern Shore



Ronnie Milsap 
Thursday, November 16th, 8 p.m.
Ronnie Milsap is one of country music’s most popular and influential performers whose “crossover” hits incorporate elements of pop, R&B, and rock and roll. Milsap has released a string of hits throughout his career that kept him in the Top 10 for 16 straight years, earning him four Country Music Association (CMA) Album of the Year Awards, three CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards, as well as the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see this accomplished performer up-close on the Avalon stage!

Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series
Friday, November 17th, 6 p.m.
The Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series presents Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, a lecture by Leslie Greene Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: “At the Edge” 
Friday, November 17th, 7:30 p.m.
The eighth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, presented by the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, showcases communities and individuals engaging and advocating on issues surrounding their environment. This year’s festival will have guests sitting ‘at the edge’ of their seats! Enjoy an evening with friends and community members while watching eight short films and supporting the MRC River of Giving.

Danny Gokey and Mandisa’s Rise Out of the Dark Tour
Friday, November 17th, 7 p.m.
Danny Gokey & Mandisa team up for the Rise Out of The Dark Tour, coming to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Gokey and Mandisa are bringing special guests – Love & The Outcome and Jasmine Murray – with them for this wonderful night of music.

International Survivor’s Day
Saturday, November 18th, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Compass Regional Hospice invites anyone in the community affected by suicide loss to join for this day of discussion and remembrance.

Open House
Sunday, November 19th, 3 p.m.
Head over to The Gunston School for their open house and a chance to take a peek at their school. They have college preparation for grades 9-12 and a 35-acre waterfront campus. They also have a highly innovative college guidance process, innovative environmental education programs, comprehensive athletics program, and financial aid/flexible tuition payment plans.


Western Shore



Disney’s The Lion King
Thursday, November 16th through Sunday, December 10th, times vary
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can too, when Baltimore’s best-loved musical returns to the Hippodrome. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

Girls Night Out  
Thursday, November 16th, 5–9 p.m.
Grab your gal pals and come to Old Ellicott City for an evening of shopping, dining, and fun. Join the party as it kicks off at The Wine Bin with giveaways, free wine tastings, and music. Get a jump on the holidays with special sales, seasonal features, and inspired dining just for you.

Puddles Pity Party
Friday, November 17th, 8 p.m.
It was Halloween 2013 when Puddles, the sad clown, teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to record an epic version of Lordes’ hit song “Royals,” which instantly went viral on YouTube, having received over 16 million views so far. The “sad clown with the golden voice” cap. Today, the softhearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people. Though his suitcase is packed with plenty of Kleenex, the show is not entirely about sadness and longing. Puddles’ set is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

Paint Your Own Pet Party 
Friday, November 17th, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of food, drink, and fun as you turn your pet’s photo into a work of art all while supporting a great cause, Ben’s Memorial Fund. Join Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat as they host Charm City Art for “Paint Your Pet Party” where you decide what you paint! You provide a photo of your pet in advance and Charm City Art creates a custom template for you to turn into a personalized masterpiece! The event includes free munchies, a cash bar, raffles, and free giveaways from Paws Pet Boutique & Dogwood Acres.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Friday, November 17th, 7 p.m.
Gabriel Iglesias brings his FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy to the Concert Hall stage. His style of stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters, and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out venues around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 300 million views.

Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale
Friday, November 17th, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, November 18th, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, November 19th, 12–5 p.m.
Come join the Muddy Creek Artists Guild for their Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale. Explore unique creations from over 50 local South County artists, and shop for unique holiday gifts. The event includes live music, food and wine from local restaurants, and the opportunity to chat with featured artists.

The Zaching Running Festival
Saturday, November 18th, 8:30 a.m.
Join the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation as they host their fourth annual Zaching Running Festival at Turf Valley Towne Square. This family-friendly event will feature three courses, a 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, with each running through the beautiful Turf Valley Resort Golf Course. In addition, the event will have a post-race party, featuring great food and live music from the Dixon Ulmer band!

Annual Fall Craft Fair
Saturday, November 18th, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Chesapeake High School Band Boosters Annual Fall Craft Fair helps support CHS instrumental music programs, including marching band, orchestra and concert band, jazz and pep bands, and more. This craft fair brings in more than 130 vendors selling arts & crafts, jewelry, cosmetics, glassware, woodworks, holiday items, clothing, and many more items. It’s a great way to finish your holiday shopping!

Grand Illumination
Saturday, November 18th, 5–6:30 p.m.
Glittering lights ignite to kick off the holiday season! Witness the spectacular display of Christmas lights illuminating at once as you listen to sounds of the season! Bring out the family to build lasting holiday memories at Homestead Gardens Davidsonville store. Shop, watch the trains, grab a warm drink at Java2U, then head outside for the flipping of the switch. Lights will light up the property and the faces of both the young and young at heart. Don’t miss it!

Brew and Bourbon Classic 
Saturday, November 18th, 12–5 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of beer tasting, bourbon sipping and, of course, pulse-pounding Thoroughbred racing at the sixth annual Brew and Bourbon Classic. Over 60 different beers and bourbons will be poured as the races unfold. Great food and music will round out the day.

Dazzle Dash at Symphony of Lights 
Sunday, November 19th, 4–7 p.m.
Bring your friends and family and celebrate the lighting ceremony of the 23rd Symphony of Lights! Walk through the dazzling display of lights and enjoy the excitement of the holiday season with live entertainment, giveaways, and fun activities. Proceeds from Symphony of Lights benefit Howard County General Hospital.

Lady Gaga World Tour
Sunday, November 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

AACC Band Concert
Sunday, November 19th, 2–4 p.m.
Head over to the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College and enjoy a performance by the AACC’s Concert Band.


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Save the Date! Sunday, January 28, 2018 • 1-4 pm at Chartwell Golf and Country Club. A perfect event for all of you brides-to-be ready to take action. Browse and talk to the best local vendors that can help from start to finish of the big day. From the venue, to the invitations, cake and catering, photography, and honeymoon travels -- we have you covered all in one location! Oh, and not to mention, there will be complimentary champagne, appetizers, and raffle giveaways to add some fun to your planning. GET TICKETS >>


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