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

Jan 18, 2018 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould
More than 10,000 people from across the state will plunge into the chilly Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park raising money for Special Olympics Maryland. This Plungefest is more than jumping into cold water. There will be live music, a VIP suite, activities for all ages, and the satisfaction of freezing your fur off to benefit a great cause.

There will be three different plunges. The Cool Schools Plunge will take place on Thursday, January 25th, the Police and Corporate Plunge on Friday, January 26th, and The Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 27th. Participants are required to pay or pledge a minimum of $75, but are encouraged to fundraise more. You can register for any of the three plunges here.  

Are you brave enough to take a dip into the 30-degree bay? Come find out and celebrate 22 years of the “coolest” Maryland tradition at Sandy Point State Park.


The Weekend Rundown


The 19th Annual Legislative Breakfast 
Thursday, January 18th, 7:30–9:30 a.m. 
Join the Central Maryland Chamber for their 19th annual legislative breakfast.
Come explore new issues, opportunities, and issues for Anne Arundel County.

Maryland Tech Council 2018 Leadership Dinner 
Thursday, January 18th, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 
Each year MTC’s Policy and Leadership Dinner connects business leaders from the technology and life science industries with policymakers in Annapolis. This is a must-attend event where executives, MTC’s Board of Directors and members from the Maryland General Assembly come together to discuss important policy issues. Join us on January 18th for a cocktail reception followed by a plated dinner. Governor Larry Hogan has confirmed his attendance and will provide the keynote address.

Pampering Day 
Friday, January 19th, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 
You are invited to a day of surprises and delight at Wellness House! A myriad of practitioners and artists will be here to offer lovely self-care via mini sessions of chair massage, reflexology, makeovers, angel card readings, and more. Award-winning Australian artist and visionary intuitive Christalene Karaiskakis will be doing a live "henna crown" as part of her healing through body art project. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

The Idol Kings: A Tribute to Tom Petty, Journey & John Mellencamp 
Friday, January 19th, 8 p.m.
Three times the excitement, three times the entertainment! The Idol Kings will pack the house with devoted fans of Tom Petty, Journey, and John Mellencamp, three of the most influential artists from the 80’s rock era. All are performed by one talented group of musicians!

Beauty and the Beast  
Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th, 7 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.

The Smithereens 
Saturday, January 20th, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Back on the road with their catalog of classic hits as well as new favorites, The Smithereens return to Rams Head On Stage for two shows this winter. The seminal New Jersey rockers are picking up right where they left off: with irresistibly catchy hooks and rapturously fuzzed-out guitars. 

Blue Oyster Cult 
Sunday, January 21st, 8 p.m. 
For over four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. The intense creative vision of BoC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton and drummer Jules Radino. 

Cowboy Mouth 
Sunday, January 21st, 9 p.m.
For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up its unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band's hometown -- New Orleans -- with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, "Jenny Says," into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all else, they earned a well-deserved rep as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience.

Eastern Shore

Lone Star Championship Rodeo 
Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th, 7:30 p.m. 
The Lone Star Rodeo Company presents a championship rodeo event! The championship event features a full rodeo lineup including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, cowgirls' breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, cowgirls' barrel racing, and bull riding. The rodeo is co-sanctioned with the American Professional Rodeo Association and features professional and local cowboys and cowgirls from all over the region.

Family Photography Workshop 
Saturday, January 20th, 1-2:30 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting guests to its St. Michaels campus for a Family Photography Workshop. Families will be able to explore the work of Robert de Gast to learn some of the photographic principles that make his images so captivating, and take their own de Gast-inspired pictures using their smartphones or cameras on CBMM’s campus. All participants must register in advance.

Cover your Chin for Charity 
Saturday, January 20th, 7:30 p.m. 
If you’re into bearded, burly men strutting their stuff onstage and you like supporting local charities, mark your calendars for the fifth annual Cover your Chin for Charity closing ceremony at the Waterfowl Building. This charitable beard growing contest has been called “The best party in Easton” four years running and kicked off in October when men shaved their facial fuzz and put away their razor for three months of scruffiness to raise money for local charities. Anyone who donates will receive a ticket to the party, which includes awards for many categories, including the grower who collects the most donations.

Classic Albums Live Series: Led Zeppelin II 
Saturday, January 20th, 8 p.m. 
Classic Albums Live performs note for note and cut for cut some of the most legendary rock albums ever made. Relying only on the music, without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations, Classic Albums Live uses the world’s best musicians to re-create live productions of landmark recordings that will make you fall in love with them all over again.

Western Shore

On Your Feet! 
Thursday, January 18th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 19th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 20th, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 21st, 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. 

Jacob Sartorius 
Thursday, January 18th, 7:30 p.m.
With an irresistible voice, magnetic charisma, and that instantly recognizable coif, Jacob Sartorius built an undeniable and unique connection with millions of fans worldwide in 2016, which only grows stronger by the day. The 14-year-old all-around entertainer, musician, actor, and social media force seamlessly evolved from online stardom to mainstream ubiquity by following a path of his own.

The Humans 
Thursday, January 18th, 8 p.m.; Friday, January 19th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 20th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, January 21st, 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.

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 
Friday, January 19th, 8 p.m. (Meyerhoff); Saturday, January 20th, 8 p.m. (Strathmore); Sunday, January 21st, 3 p.m. (Meyerhoff)
Revered pianist Gabriela Montero returns for Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1. Bartók combines his love of folk music with traditional classical forms and paints a picture with his Concerto for Orchestra, an innovative piece that pops with vivid colors.

Open House 
Friday, January 19th, 9–11 a.m. 
Saint Andrew's invites you to come and see all they have to offer, by visiting and touring their campus. All open house events are held during school hours because Saint Andrew's believes it's important for parents to be able to view classes while they are in session. At the conclusion of your tour, you are encouraged to join the Director of Admissions and Head of School in the library to learn more about the benefits of Saint Andrew's education.

Everyman Theatre Winter Gala and Masked Ball 
Saturday, January 20th, 6 p.m.–12 a.m. 
Join Everyman Theatre for their annual gala. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live auction, all while supporting Everyman Theatre's productions and education programs. Don’t forget your mask! 

Engineering Industry: Future City Career Fair 
Saturday, January 20th, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m
Meet urban planners, builders, architects, and preservationists during the Maryland Engineering Challenge “Future City” competition for middle school students.