A What's Up? Weekend 1/25/18
Jan 25, 2018 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould
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The Weekend Rundown
AnnapolisPolar Bear Plunge
Thursday, January 25th through Saturday, January 27th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
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. The Polar Bear Plunge is the largest state-wide fundraiser with four different plunges to participate in, including the Cool Schools Plunge, Police and Corporate Plunge, and the Polar Bear Plunge. 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. 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.
Annapolis Maritime Winter Lecture Series
Thursday, January 25th, 7 p.m.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its annual Winter Lecture Series Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from January through March 2018. The series features speakers covering eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science, and maritime art. Engaging topic experts will provide residents and visitors an opportunity to be challenged, to question, and to learn. Thursday’s lecture is titled “The 35 Million Year Geological History of the Bay: How an extra-terrestrial event created today’s Chesapeake Bay.”
Friday, January 26th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 27th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, January 28th, 3 p.m.
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married, but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. Blithe Spirit is Noël Coward's comic masterpiece!
Friday, January 26th, 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 olds to eight grade.
Navy vs. Rutgers Ice Hockey
Friday, January 26th & Saturday, January 27th, 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 host Rutgers.
What’s Up? Weddings Bridal Expo 2018
Sunday, January 28th, 1–4 p.m.
This is the 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. Be Dazzled! See all the latest bridal attire in our fashion show. Be Showered! Enter to win amazing bridal door prizes. Be done! Talk with local experts that will complete your wedding plans. From the venue, to the invitations, cake and catering, photography, and honeymoon travels - we have you covered all in one location!
Cooking for Couples (Adult Class)
Friday, January 26th, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Date-night is always fun, but having fun cooking your meal with your partner can bring that fun night to a whole new level. Join Chef David and his favorite cooking partner (and wife) Chandra as they teach and offer to taste a spectacular meal you can make at home. This pre-Valentine's menu includes: Oysters (both Rockefeller and raw), French onion soup, Spanish paella, and mocha crème brulee with chocolate dipped strawberries.
The Billy Goats Gruff
Saturday, January 27th, 11 a.m.
This exciting adaptation of a classic fairy tale, set to favorite opera arias, is the perfect way to share the magic of live opera with the children in your life! Presented in partnership with Towson University’s Opera in a Can.
Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show
Saturday, January 26th, 8 p.m.
Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show is the international touring tribute show to one of the world's greatest Rock & Roll bands. Satisfaction is now celebrating more than 10 year of touring with over 1600 performances listed to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to 50 years of classic hits.
Eastern Shore72nd Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner
Thursday, January 25th, 5:30–9 p.m.
The Officers and Directors of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Cordially invite you to the 72nd Annual Membership Meeting, Dinner and Installation of the 2018 Officers and Directors.
No Limits! Monster Trucks
Friday, January 26th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 27th, 1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Head over to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center for two days filled with monster trucks and so much more. There will be a monster truck competition, tuff truck races, a kidzone, power wheels races, monster truck rides, and a VIP pit party. There’s something for everyone at No Limits! Monster Trucks.
Mark Twain Again: A Revue of Mark Twain Stories, Sketches, & Monologues
Friday, January 26th, 8 p.m.
More wit and timeless perceptions of America's greatest humorist are celebrated in this brilliant sequel to Twain by the Tale. Audiences and performers alike will enjoy this savvy two-act sampler of Twain's work at the Cadby Theatre located in Chesapeake College.
Sunday, January 28th, 2–4 p.m.
Join Wye River Upper School for their Admissions Open House! Students, faculty, and staff will be sharing what they know and love about Wye River Upper School.
Sunday, January 28th, 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 have a highly innovative college guidance process, innovative environmental education programs, comprehensive athletics program, and financial aid/flexible tuition payment plans.
Western ShoreBaltimore Boat Show
Thursday, January 25th through Saturday, January 26th, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sunday, January 27th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Baltimore Boat Show is the ultimate stop if you're looking to buy your next boat or dip your toe into the boating lifestyle. With more than 300 boats for all the region's top dealers, the huge selection and competition between dealers make it the best place to find the right boat for you at the lowest price. Between fishing boats, ski boats, luxury cruisers, and plenty of marine accessories, there's a boat for every lifestyle and budget. Highlights include a remote-control docking challenge, boating simulator, and a variety of seminars.
Lana Del Ray: LA to the Moon
Thursday, January 25th, 8 p.m.
Lana Del Rey announces that she’ll be taking her new album, Lust For Life, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, on the road for a highly-anticipated 24 date tour. Lust for Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon.
Shen Yun: Experience a Divine Culture
Friday, January 26th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 27th, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 28th, 1 p.m.
Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years! Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures; the ﬁve millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms of classical Chinese dance, along with patented scenographic effects, and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.
Seawolf Brewery’s LEATHERNECK Red Ale Draft Release Party & Auction
Friday, January 26th, 5–9 p.m.
Join the Seawolf Brewery Team at Peabody Heights Brewery as they salute our United States Marine Corps with the draft release of Seawolf Brewery's LEATHERNECK Red Ale. Your Mission: Taste and critique two classified Red Ale draft recipes; You will be asked to fill out rating cards on both; The draft recipe with the best rating will be used for the actual can and bottle red ale beer; The charity auction will benefit the SEMPER FI FUND. Special appearances by national recording artist Janine Stang, who will sing the National Anthem to kick off the event! Let's give back to our Marines and their families!
Friday, January 26th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 27th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, January 28th, 5:30 p.m.
A comedy of manners that spans centuries, Cloud 9 is a smart, satirical look at gender politics and sexual oppression across the ages. Written in 1978, this modern classic offers witty social commentary, controversial casting requirements, and if that weren't enough, time-travel. Taking us from the corsets of colonial Africa to the sexual liberation of 1970s England, Churchill’s parody pokes fun at nearly every permutation of human sexuality and reminds us why the playwright remains a feminist hero and icon today.
Saturday, January 27th, 1–3 p.m.
School of the Incarnation is a fully-accredited Catholic school that educates over 800 students in central Anne Arundel County on a beautiful 26-acre campus. The school is dedicated to cultivating and promoting academic excellence in an environment immersed in Gospel values. This commitment is woven seamlessly into the academic program and student life. We seek to provide a distinctive educational experience to a diverse body of learners and to cultivate our students' ability to think globally and behave ethically.
Concert Band of the U.S. Army Field Band
Saturday, January 27th, 7:30 p.m.
The Concert Band of the U.S. Army Field Band’s elite 65-member instrumental ensemble has performed in all 50 states, as well as around the world. Sit back and enjoy a powerful, diverse program that includes marches, overtures, popular songs, patriotic tunes, and instrumental solos.
Kathleen Battle's Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey
Sunday, January 28th, 5 p.m.
The five-time Grammy®-winning soprano, whose voice has been hailed as "one of the very few most beautiful in the world" (The Washington Post), returns to D.C. with a special concert program celebrating the spiritual as a musical form as well as the power of the human spirit.