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A What's Up? Weekend 2/1/18

Feb 01, 2018 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould
Taking to the ice at just five years old, Vilma Lehtinen built her skating career by attending a sports-focused high school and skating competitively to the highest level. Although she managed to qualify for Nationals, by the time she was 19, Lehtinen decided to put her competitive career aside, but enjoyed performing too much to just “Let It Go.” 

In June 2016, Lehtinen joined the Disney On Ice Frozen tour as an ensemble skater, a part where she is constantly on the ice as part of group numbers such as the Coronation or as a citizen of Arendelle, accompanied by multiple costume changes. 

Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen at 
Royal Farm Arena Thursday, February 1st through Sunday, February 4th or at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Thursday, February 8th through Sunday, February 11th.  

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The Weekend Rundown


Winter Lecture Series: The Ecology of Chesapeake Blue Crabs 
Thursday, February 1st, 7 p.m. 
Unusual methods and inventions have developed to get answers about complex migratory life cycles and our understanding of how blue crabs move among habitats and what they do in the Chesapeake Bay. Tuck will explore the blue crab fishery in the Bay and crab production in other countries. 

G. Love & Special Sauce: 25th Anniversary Tour 
Thursday, February 1st, 8 p.m.
The G. Love & Special Sauce 25th Anniversary Tour marks 25 years of G. Love & Special Sauce touring from coast to coast. These shows are their opportunity to thank all of their fans for inspiring them to stay out on the road performing year in and year out. Grab your tickets today and help them celebrate 25 years!

Blithe Spirit 
Friday, February 2nd, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 4th, 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!

Under the Tuscan Moon 
Friday, February 2nd, 6:30–8:30 p.m. 
Alba is a cooking instructor and personal chef specializing in southern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Her recipes are rustic, simple and vibrant in taste. Tuscan food is a style of life, a way to communicate with grace, elegance, and simplicity. In this class, we will be preparing traditional Schiacciata con L’uva e Gorgonzola, Gnudi alla Toscana, bite- size pork tenderloin in prosciutto and balsamic, and Tuscan peas and pancetta. 

Paul Reed Smith Band 
Friday, February 2nd, 8 p.m.
Rooted in Annapolis, the Paul Reed Smith Band carries their music as far as sound can reach. They’ve traveled all over the world, including their favorite venues in Germany, Italy, and Japan, to spread love through good music. The heart of their music can best be described as Chesapeake Gumbo, true to their roots with a heart of funky rock. Come on out to a show and see what they do best.

Good Deale Bluegrass & Eastman String Band 
Saturday, February 3rd, 8 p.m.
Tim Finch's annual Good Deale Bluegrass show continues this year with another exciting lineup. Seldom Scene’er Dudley Connell is back in the fold to play some classic and “not so classic” bluegrass tunes. Also appearing will be IBMA banjo award winner Mike Munford, Alex Sens on Dobro, and special appearance by Sally Love Connell. Sharing the bill once again will be Tim & Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band. Tim and Savannah along with Jon Glik, Stefan Custodi, and special guest Guitarist extraordinaire Chris Luquette, bring back their thrilling brand of Alt'grass performing songs from their albums that meld the roots of Bluegrass with Americana. 

GiGi's Playhouse Grand Opening Celebration 
Saturday, February 3rd, 2–4 p.m. 
Join GiGi’s Playhouse founder Nancy Gianni, her daughter Gigi, the Annapolis Board of Directors and fellow community members for the 35th GiGi’s Playhouse Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening! Tour the GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis location, meet the volunteers and learn about the purposeful programs that will be offered.

SOUPer Bowl Lunch 
Sunday, February 4th, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Twelve years ago, members of Heritage Baptist Church opened the doors to the community for a donation only soup & salad lunch, dubbed “SOUPer Bowl,” to raise funds for the Light House Shelter, thinking a tie-in between soup and that day’s NFL playoff game would garner attention and help this struggling community cause. Heritage Baptist will host the 12th annual SOUPer Bowl Lunch for the Light House Shelter. Students from the Light House Best Culinary Arts job training program will ladle soups prepared by Chef Zachary Pope. Menu soups include Chicken Noodle, Baked Potato, and Chili. Guests will also enjoy salad, fresh rolls, and dessert. 

Eastern Shore

Free Admission February
All weekdays throughout February 
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission on weekdays in February for all CBMM guests. Free admission covers access to CBMM’s numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and numerous permanent and changing exhibitions focused on the traditions, environment, and history of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.

Justin Moore Hell On A Highway Tour with Special Guest Dylan Scott 
Friday, February 2nd, 7:30 p.m. 
Platinum-selling entertainer Justin Moore’s “Hell on a Highway Tour” will hit over 40 cities across the US with Dylan Scott opening for Moore. Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album Kinda Don’t Care earned the singer his third consecutive No. one album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.”

Saturday, February 3rd, 5 p.m. 
Bingomania, the Eastern Shore’s largest bingo cash prize event, returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center! Attendees can increase their chances of winning and help a local food bank at the same time by bringing three nonperishable food items to the event. Those who do will receive three additional cards for the first early bird game. All proceeds benefit the Mardela Middle and High School Bands. 

Winter Wine Seminar Series 
Sunday, February 4th, 2–4 p.m. 
Join Crow Vineyard and Winery, an authentic farm winery, vineyard and farmstay B&B, for its Winter Wine Seminar Series. Each session will offer participants a chance to learn all about the world of wine from Winemaker, Michael Zollo, Vineyard Manager, Brandon Hoy, and Owners, Roy and Judy Crow. The Wine Seminar Series is a unique opportunity for the local community to join in one of the Crow’s’ many efforts to promote education in an unforgettable atmosphere. This session will include pairing food & wine, learning the art of pairing food and wine through guided tastings and presentation. 

Western Shore

Disney On Ice presents Frozen 
Thursday, February 1st, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 2nd, 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 3rd, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 4th, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. 
Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Be a part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory, and more.  

Thursday, February 1st, 8 p.m.; Friday, February 2nd, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 4th, 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Don't miss this uplifting musical, celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Designer Handbag Bingo 
Friday, February 2nd, 6–10 p.m.
Purses for a Purpose. Treat yourself to a pre-Valentine's Day event! Bring your friends to the social event of the winter and support The Summit School. Tickets include 15 bingo games. Extra bingo game packets, special game cards and raffle tickets are sold separately.

Image China: Dragon Boat Racing 
Friday, February 2nd, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 4th, 2 p.m. 
Dragon Boat Racing, an award-winning Chinese dance-drama performed by the Guangdong Song and Dance Ensemble, tells the story of the creation of one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of Cantonese music.

Chase Rice 
Friday, February 2nd, 8 p.m. 
Fame often has a chilling effect on one’s psyche. However much as he’s done his entire life, when faced with a No. 1 major label debut album in 2014’s Ignite the Night, as well as a pair of Top five singles with the RIAA Platinum-certified “Ready Set Roll” and Gold certified “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” Chase Rice turned his cheek and took the path less traveled. The past few years have been monumental ones for Rice: following the release of Ignite the Night, the 31-year-old budding superstar toured the world with four massive headlining tours and stadium-show opening runs for country megastars including Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley. 

20th Annual Mardi Gras Gala 
Saturday, February 3rd, 6 p.m.–10 p.m.
Travel to Bourbon Street with OBI at their 20th annual Mardi Gras Gala. Witness the transformation of their warehouse into a New Orleans street scene with live music, street performers, New Orleans-themed food, games, live and silent auctions, and more. Proceeds will cover the expense for programs that enrich the lives of the adults with developmental disabilities, so they can achieve their highest potential.