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A What's Up? Weekend 1/11/18

Jan 11, 2018 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould
As a young kid, Drew Landry admired the many comedians that graced his TV on the Emmy Award-winning comedy show, Saturday Night Live, so much that he recreated skits and created his own material. The Baltimore native started to develop his stand-up act after seeing a performance by comedian, Dane Cook.

 At 24 years old, this stand-up comedian, not only brings the fresh perspective of a millennial to stage, but delivers it with a contagious energy.

Catch Drew Landry’s return to Maryland on Saturday, January 13th, 8 p.m. in the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre. Tickets are $20. 


The Weekend Rundown


Lower School Open House 
Friday, January 12th, 9–11 a.m. 
Take a tour of Annapolis Area Christian Lower School during their open house and get a peek at their campus. The lower school is for grades Preschool-grade 5.

Comedian Jeff Richards of SNL 
Friday, January 12th, 7 p.m. 
Jeff Richards joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player in September 2001 after touring the country doing stand-up comedy and impressions. Jeff’s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his growing arsenal of impressions and outrageous original characters.

Cheese and Wine Pairing: Fun with Fondue 
Friday, January 12th, 6:30–8 p.m. 
Join the American Cheese Society's Certified Cheese Professional Mia Jones as she demonstrates the making of that favorite winter time treat, fondue. Our friends at Bin 201 will be joining us with beverage pairings. Mia is the in-store Cheese Monger and Team Leader for the Specialty department. She is a Certified Cheese Professional (CCP) for the American Cheese Society (ACS). Her passion is to educate and share her wealth of knowledge with others.

Navy vs. Army Ice Hockey 
Friday, January 12th, 7:30 p.m. 
With the football season near a close, keep your Navy spirit alive and head over to the McMullen Hockey Arena to cheer on the Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Club Team as they face Army. 

Friday, January 12th, 7–9 p.m. 
Please join the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis to watch and discuss WASTED! WASTED! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

Beauty and the Beast  
Friday, January 12th, 7 p.m.; Saturday, January 13th, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sunday, January 14th, 2 p.m. 
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

Bosom Buddies Ball 
Saturday, January 13th, 5:30 p.m. 
Show your support for the Bosom Buddies Charity. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course sit down dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the tunes of Mad Planet at The Westin Annapolis Hotel. This year’s theme, The Faces of Courage, will recognize many that have faced breast cancer.

“I Have A Dream” Broadway Musical on Life of Dr. King 
Saturday, January 13th, 7 p.m. 
The Broadway musical, I Have a Dream, first debuted in 1976 with Billy Dee William playing Dr. King. The play portrays the life of Dr. King and important moments of the civil rights movement through song and dance. It includes many gospel songs from the Civil Rights Movement, including "We Shall Overcome," and "Free at Last," to be performed by professional soloists and the Fresh Start Church Gospel Choir of Glen Burnie. I Have a Dream is a gospel musical on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that chronicles the major events of the Civil Rights Movement, giving insight into Dr. King's love of his family, his sense of humor, and the incredible sacrifices he and others made in the fight for racial equality.

Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago 
Saturday, January 13th, 8 p.m. 
Beginnings is the premiere tribute band to the music of Chicago. They bring to their audiences a flawless replication of three decades of inspired music in a show that includes nearly every charted song and many lesser known esoteric songs that captured the hearts of traditionalist Chicago fans.

Let the Spirit Sing: A Martin Luther King Celebration 
Sunday, January 14th, 3 p.m. 
This encore concert by the Extensions of Faith Praise Choir is back due to the enthusiastic response to their performance for the 2017 Martin Luther King concert. Ramocille Johnson leads this non-denominational chorus of over 30 voices accompanied by bass guitar, drums, percussions, and keyboard. The choir, who performs throughout Maryland, is known for their vibrant interpretations of Gospel music, as well as traditional spirituals and hymns.

Eastern Shore

The British Invasion Experience Dinner Theatre 
Saturday, January 13th, 5:30 p.m. 
The British Invasion Experience pays tribute to not just one act, but an entire genre that changed the face of music -- from The Beatles to The Who and from The Hollies to Led Zeppelin. The British Invasion Experience gives audiences a memorable, electrifying, and exciting night by taking a trip down memory lane with a musical journey experience, leaving the audiences wanting more.

Western Shore

The Humans 
Thursday, January 11th, 8 p.m.; Friday, January 12th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 13th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, January 14th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

On Your Feet!
Thursday, January 11th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 12th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 13th, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 14th, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. 

Preview Night 
Friday, January 12th, 7:30 p.m. 
Rockbridge Academy cordially invites you to attend our Preview Night for prospective students and their families. We welcome you to preview our exemplary school and learn more about classical Christian education. We hope you come away inspired by a vision of your child's future!