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A What's Up? Weekend 1/4/18

Jan 04, 2018 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould
By Cate Reynolds

Jeff Richards knew he wanted to be a comedian the second he realized he could make people laugh, but his greatest talent has always been impressions. His collection of spot-on celebrity impressions earned him a spot as a cast member on both Saturday Night Live (SNL) and MADtv, making him the first person ever to be casted on both sketch shows. 

Since his time performing sketch comedy, Richards has started a new chapter as a stand-up comic. His life in stand-up comedy has taken him on tour across the country, performing in venues of all sizes, including the sets of Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

Jeff Richards will be performing on Friday, January 12th, 7 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage. If you’re craving a good laugh and good fun, this is a show you don’t want to miss!


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown


The Levin Brothers 
Thursday, January 4th, 8 p.m. 
Since graduating from the Eastman School of music, Tony Levin has become the bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. In addition, he has played on notable recordings for John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, and many others. As a French Horn major, Pete Levin he has graced hundreds of jazz and pop recordings and performances by the likes of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Dave Brubeck, David Sanborn, and more.

Key Upper School Drop-In Day 
Friday, January 5th, 8:30 a.m. 
Students interested in learning more about Key's College Preparatory program are encouraged to register for one of the Upper School Drop-In Days. Prospective students will spend the morning engaging with current students and faculty, participate in classes, and learn about life at Key during a student-faculty panel.
Twelfth Night: A Christmas Concert
Saturday, January 6th, 7 p.m. 
Join the Élan Ensemble ladies, Elissa Edwards, soprano & Anastasia Pike, harp, for a festive evening of carols in the ballroom. Celebrate the season with historical flair as they highlight traditions from London to Amsterdam and explore how the Loockermans might have celebrated this festive occasion. Christmas day was reserved for family celebrations and helping those less fortunate, while Twelfth Night marked the society event of the season, where friends and loved ones gathered together to celebrate the final hours of Christmas cheer.

Bruce In the USA: The World's #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 
Saturday, January 6th, 8 p.m. 
Bruce In the USA is much more than just another tribute. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. The Bruce In the USA Band consists of seasoned world class professional musicians. This high end, powerhouse, band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the world’s #1 tribute to the E Street Band’s musical legacy.

Maggie’s Celtic Celebration for the New Year
Sunday, January 7th, 6 p.m. 
Don’t miss the 13th annual Maggie’s Music New Year Concert! A popular annual event at Rams Head On Stage where the performers will take you on an exciting musical journey to the heart and soul of the Celtic and American music as they weave a magical spell with virtuoso performances sure to delight and amaze!

Eastern Shore

Boating Essentials Course 
Saturday, January 6th, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. & Sunday, January 7th 2–4 p.m. 
Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in the Van Lennep Auditorium for a two-day Boating Essential Course. Led by Captain Jerry Friedman, 100 ton, USCG-licensed Master, class participants will gain knowledge and confidence in reading charts, understanding navigational aids, plotting courses, proper anchoring, knot tying, knowing what to do in emergencies, and other helpful information for anyone who spends time aboard a boat.
Washington College Men and Women’s Basketball 
Saturday, January 6th, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Head over to the Cain Athletic Center to catch the Washington College NCAA Division III basketball teams take on Muhlenberg. The men’s team will play at 1 p.m. and the women’s team will play at 3 p.m. 

Waterfowl Walk
Saturday, January 6th, 8 a.m. 
Plan for a flat, two-mile outing for approximately two hours through areas of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge that are usually closed to the public. The walk will be led by a local birding expert or naturalist and will conclude with cocoa and cookies at Refuge Headquarters. Bring binoculars and a camera. Wear boots and dress warmly. Registration for each walk is limited to 20, first-come, first-served. Children over 12 are permitted, but no dogs.  

Delmarva Bridal Show 
Sunday, January 7th, 12–4 p.m.
Brides and grooms can plan the wedding of their dreams in one day, under one roof, during the Delmarva Bridal Showcase at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Enjoy live entertainment, fashion shows, door prizes, and island getaway giveaways all day!

Western Shore

The Illusionists 
Thursday, January 4th, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Friday, January 5th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 6th, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, January 7th, 3 p.m. 
Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show returns to the Kennedy Center after sell-out shows in 2015! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

BSO Pulse: Tank and the Bangas
Thursday, January 4th, 8:30 p.m. 
BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical and indie music onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Tank and the Bangas, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and draw parallels across genres.
The Revolutionists 
Thursday, January 4th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 5th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 6th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, January 7th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. 
When you put former queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright Olympe de Gouges, and Caribbean spy Marianne Angelle in a room together, literally anything can happen, especially big laughs! Come catch The Revolutionists during its final weekend at Everyman Theatre. France’s fight for equality and freedom propels itself to modern times with this bold, brave and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one’s beliefs. Who runs the world? The jury’s still out, but these girls sure as hell changed it.

An American in Paris 
Thursday, January 4th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 5th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 6th, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 7th, 1:30 p.m. 
Inspired by the Academy Award–winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris has captivated both audiences and critics, winning four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Choreography. Its stunning combination of classic music, timeless story, breathtaking dance, and state-of-the-art design results in a spectacular production.

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin 
Friday, January 5th, 9 p.m. 
Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act, but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!

Fillmore Flashback: 80’s vs 90’s Dance Party 
Saturday, January 6th 8 p.m. 
The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of solid hip-hop insight and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. His music scene debut began in 1985. From then, Biz began constructing his own destiny in the mystifying world of rap and hip-hop. Now 30 years older, Biz continues to be universally praised by the ever-fickle and unforgiving hip-hop industry.