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A What's Up? Weekend 2/8/18

Feb 08, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo

John Oates is best recognized as one half of the musical duo Hall & Oates. Known for hits like “Rich Girl,” “Kiss On My List,” and “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates’ success during the 1970s and 1980s earned them several Grammy nominations, American Music Awards, and eventually an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Though he continues to tour with Daryl Hall, Oates has achieved yet another successful musical career as a solo artist. His upcoming album Arkansas, which was inspired by his idol Mississippi John Hurt, explores the roots of popular American music. 

John Oates kicked off part one of his Arkansas tour in early January, which will visit small venues across the country. Experience this music legend Sunday, February 18th, 7:30 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage. Tickets are $46.50.

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The Weekend Rundown


Winter Lecture Series: Brook Trout in Maryland 
Thursday, February 8th, 7 p.m. 
Matt Sell, a Brook Trout Specialist for Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources since 2009, will explore the brief history of brook trout in Maryland, their current status, life history strategies, and what we’ve learned. Conservation and management efforts and downstream impacts on the Chesapeake Bay will also be discussed.

Blithe Spirit 
Friday, February 9th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 10th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 11th, 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!

Broadway in Annapolis: The Secret Garden
Friday, February 9th & Saturday, February 10th, 8 p.m.
Based on one of the best loved books of all time, this show is filled with beautiful music, wonderful characters, and a story that you’ll carry with you long after the last notes have sounded. This multiple Tony Award-winner, with script and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, is a perfect show for families!

Cheese and Wine Pairing: Cheese and Chocolate 
Friday, February 9th, 6:30–8 p.m.
Join Whole Foods Market’s American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Mia Jones as she pairs two of our favorite foods - cheese and chocolate! We will include additional accompaniments and our friends from Bin 201 will join us with specially selected beverage pairings.

Open House
Saturday, February 10th, 9 a.m. 
You will find that the teaching commitment and personal attention to each student’s needs creates a nurturing atmosphere that enhances their learning experience and St. Martin’s Lutheran School of Annapolis. A school visit and tour to introduce you to the school is strongly encouraged. Open Houses are great ways to learn about the school and experience the life of our school community.

Sunday, February 11th, 1–4 p.m.
Bring your appetite to the 13th annual GumboFest hosted by the Friends of The Light House. GumboFest is a charity gumbo cook-off featuring local chefs, restaurants, and caterers from Annapolis and the surrounding area. Trophies will be presented in the Judges Choice and Peoples’ Choice categories of Best Gumbo and an award for Best Booth Display will also be presented. In addition to the culinary tastings, enjoy live entertainment by The Stragglers. All proceeds will benefit The Light House: A Homeless Prevention Support Center in Annapolis.

That’s Amore: Opera’s Greatest Arias
Sunday, February 11th, 7:30 p.m. 
Join the Three Sopranos - Madeline Miskie, Madelyn Wanner and Mandy Brown - accompanied by Joy Mentzel in a delightful evening of Opera's Greatest Arias in ASC's intimate Cabaret space. 

Eastern Shore

MSO Spring Concert: In Their Twenties 
Thursday, February 8th, 7:30 p.m.
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra presents “In Their Twenties.” The first half of the concert will feature Phil Munds on the French Horn performing Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3, in conjunction with a composition titled “Black Bend” by composer Dan Visconti. “In Their Twenties,” will also feature George Bizet’s “Symphony No. 1” on the second half, who along with Mozart, both composed when they were in their twenties.

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen
Thursday, February 8th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 9th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 10th, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 11th, 1 p.m. & 5 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.

Free Admission February 
All weekdays through 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.

Chester Gras
Saturday, February 10th, 12–4 p.m.
The Community Food Pantry and The People Bank are once again hosting Chester Gras. Come out and get rid of your cabin fever. Enjoy food and fun at this family friendly event.

Sailors Valentine Workshop
Saturday, February 10th, 1–4 p.m.
Sailors always brought gifts home from their sea voyages. A favorite was a sailor's valentine made with seashells from the islands. Make your own sailors valentine on a small plaque to celebrate Valentine's Day this year.

2018 Oxford Polar Dip 
Sunday, February 11th, 12 p.m.
Camp Sunshine is pleased to announce the 2018 Oxford Polar Dip. We believe that together we can send many more children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to our one-of-a-kind retreat in Casco, Maine. With the strength of an event such as the 2018 Oxford Polar Dip and the resources of Camp Sunshine, it is our goal to raise in excess of $15,000. That is enough to send six families to Camp Sunshine. Too scared or too smart to take the plunge? There’s the option to participate in the “Chicken Dip” – where you’ll only need to dip your toes in!

Western Shore

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents The Sleeping Beauty 
Friday, February 9th & Saturday, February 10th, 7:30 p.m.
Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents the most passionate love story ballet. This full-scale production is choreographed by famous choreographer Marius Petipa based on Brothers Grimm's version, where love help to be in life. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto the stage and into your hearts.

Adam Carolla: Not Taco Bell Material  
Friday, February 9th, 8 p.m.
Adam Carolla currently hosts The Adam Carolla Show, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for “most downloaded podcast." He also stars on Spike TV’s Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live. His latest book Daddy Stop Talking was released May 2015 from Harper Collins Publishing. The comedian, actor, radio personality, and television host presents his autobiographical one-man show, based on his New York Times best-selling book.

Timonium Motorcycle Show 
Friday, February 9th, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, February 10th, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, February 11th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Rev up your engines for the Timonium Motorcycle Show. The Travel, Touring & Adventure Area will feature world famous adventure riders and touring experts. The Motorcycle Aftermarket is for two–wheel enthusiasts who want the latest products for all makes and models. Check out the newest foreign and domestic 2018 motorcycle manufacturer models, the Custom and Antique Bike Competition, and hundreds of exhibits covering everything in the motorcycling industry.

Heartbeat for Health 
Saturday, February 10th, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
This free, informative, and fun-filled event celebrates the benefits of dance and exercise in the prevention of heart disease, while reinforcing community awareness and education about overall health and wellness. Dance demonstrations will be presented by local dance studios and attendees are encouraged to participate by trying the various dance styles showcased. Free health screenings will also be provided.

Valentine's 5K 
Saturday, February 10th, 10 a.m. 
Join the Annapolis Striders for their annual Valentine’s 5K. This 5K is the first race of the year for the Annapolis Striders and the first leg of their 2018 Championship series. With love in the air, this is an excellent way to do your heart some good on a Saturday morning. With a high sellout rate, advance registration is required.

Jeff Dunham 
Saturday, February 10th, 5 p.m.
Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters to Royal Farms Arena as part of his Passively Aggressive tour. Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. With over a million YouTube subscribers gathering over a billion views, he’s carved out his own unique space in the comedy world leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central and NBC.

DIY Wood Sign Workshop 
Saturday, February 10th, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Join Dogwood Acres for a DIY Wood Sign Workshop with “Do Your Decor Studio. Create a beautiful wood sign that speaks to your animal side with one of five pet themed quotes or create a customized piece with a silhouette of your pet’s breed and personalized with their name! Enjoy free munchies, a cash bar, raffles and free giveaways from Dogwood Acres & Paws Pet Boutique, plus a portion of each ticket and all raffle sales benefit Ben’s Memorial Fund, helping fight puppy mills and supporting the prosecution of animal cruelty through the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Baltimore Heart Ball
Saturday, February 10th, 6–10 p.m. 
This event is an elegant, black-tie celebration of life, bringing together more than 500 of Maryland's most prominent physicians, corporate, health care, and community leaders for an inspirational evening of dinner, dancing, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The Heart Ball is the premier social event that salutes the American Heart Association’s impact on the Greater Maryland Community.

Celebrating David Bowie
Saturday, February 10th, 8 p.m. 
More than just a mere salute, Celebrating David Bowie keeps David's music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him.

Take a Chance on Love 
Sunday, February 11th, 3 p.m. 
Enjoy a Cabaret style concert celebrating the wise and the foolish in their pursuit of love! Featuring four bright, fresh voices in an evening of popular and opera music, this is a not-to-be-missed event. In addition, there will be an open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

"You're Funny, But You Don't Look Jewish" 
Sunday, February 11th, 5:30 p.m.
Italian American, African American, Vietnamese American and Indian Jewish comedians Mike Capozzola, Gina Gold, Joe Nguyen & Samson Koletkar share the stage and their own experiences about being "undercover" members of the tribe! This show has played to packed houses in the U.S. and Canada.

Sip & Shop
Friday, February 9th, 6–8 p.m.
Join the MD Capital Chapter of ABWA for fun, friends, food, drinks, and shopping at Eye of the Beholder in Gambrills! Visit the table to learn more about the benefits of an ABWA membership and a chance to win some great door prizes! Admission is free!