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What's Up? Weekend 2/15/18

Feb 15, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo
As one of America’s most experienced and well-known journalists, Ted Koppel has established himself as one of the most trusted names in journalism today. 

Hailing from Lancashire, England, Koppel established his career as an anchor and editor for ABC News, later becoming the anchor for television’s first late-night network news program, ABC’s Nightline from 1980-2005. During his run, Koppel became the longest serving news anchor in United States broadcast history. 

Catch this journalistic icon on Thursday, February 22nd, 7:30 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Arts as part of their Frederick Speaker Series. Tickets are $50–65

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The Weekend Rundown


Cirque Zuma Zuma 
Thursday, February 15th, 7:30 p.m. 
Americas Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma is known as the “ultimate African circus,” this show is filled with non-stop action and African culture, including dance, acrobatics, tumbling, and music. The show features disciplined performers who are trained in Kenya and Tanzania. Many describe it as an African‐style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show. The performance showcases an array of never before seen talents mixed with some of the best skills associated with African variety arts.

35th America’s Cup: Winter Lecture Series 
Thursday, February 15th, 7 p.m. 
Tucker will offer a live, multi-media presentation about the America’s Cup, including an overview of the Cup’s storied history and an inside look at the 35th America’s Cup completed in Bermuda in 2017. He will also offer a view into the future and what to expect for the 36th America’s Cup.

Blithe Spirit 
Friday, February 16th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 17th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 18th, 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!

Binology 101: Basics of Wine Tasting 
Saturday, February 17th, 2–3:30 p.m. 
Join Bin 201 Wine Sellars and see how they look at the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals and explain the terminology and techniques of wine tasting. Learn how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine.

African American Heritage Tour 
Saturday, February 17th, 1–3 p.m.
Explore the history and culture of African-Americans including the Thurgood Marshall Memorial and Alex Haley Memorial. The tour ends at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Led by a period dressed tour guide. This tour is offered in partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation and as part of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration.

John Oates 
Sunday, February 18th, 7:30 p.m. 
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. 

Eastern Shore

Free Admission February 
All weekdays throughout February
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission on weekdays through 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. 

OC Seaside Boat Show 
Friday, February 16th, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, February 17th, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, February 18th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Calling all water and boating enthusiasts to the largest indoor boat show on the Eastern Shore at the 35th Annual OC Seaside Boat Show. The show will feature over 300 boats, 150 exhibitors, and 50 boat dealers. The newest and most popular models will also be on exhibit. The proceeds from the show will be used for community service with a strong emphasis on youth activities.

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great 
Friday, February 16th, 7 p.m.
The Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College presents ArtsPower’s Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is…well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical based on Judy Blume’s popular novel about discovering the person within.

The Little Prince 
Friday, February 16th & Saturday, February 17th, 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 18th, 3 p.m.
Discover a story filled with friendship and imagination at The Little Prince. A young pilot crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert where he meets a child dressed as a prince insisting that he draw for him. The child tells the pilot that he comes from another planet, asteroid B-612, and he is on journey to understand his feelings of affection for an overbearing rose that bloomed on the star a year prior. The little prince recounts feats from an intergalactic adventure and tells of various characters each of whom face their own sort of selfishness. He teaches the pilot how to express his feelings and imagination beyond what is expected of an adult in the modern world.

Putting Them on the Map: Tracing African American Book History through GIS Technology 
Saturday, February 17th, 2 p.m.
Dr. Alisha Knight, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Washington College will speak about her work exploring the connection between African American book publishing and geographic technologies.

Sunday, February 18th, 7 p.m.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream...or a really great pair of shoes.

12th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance 
Sunday, February 18th 
Escort your princess to a special evening full of smiles, dancing, and fun at the 12th Annual Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Dads and daughters ages 3–12 will enjoy dancing, refreshments, souvenir photos and great music!

Western Shore

Disney On Ice presents Frozen 
Thursday, February 15th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 16th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 17th, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 18th, 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Discover the full story of Disney's Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Annas fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer.

The Washington Ballet presents John Cranko's Romeo & Juliet 
Thursday, February 15th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 16th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 17th, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 18th, 1:30 p.m.
The Washington Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House to celebrate love and fate in an evening of unbridled passion set to Prokofiev’s dynamic score. The intricate and timeless tale of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers is told through vivid characterizations, clear dramatic structure, and masterful dancing, all set to Sergei Prokofiev's exuberant score. Share it with your beloved!

American Red Cross Blood Drive 
Friday, February 16th, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
During the winter months, blood supplies are usually at their lowest - but you can help! UM BWMC is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. To give blood donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the last 56 days or double red cells in the last 112 days.

Monster Jam 
Friday, February 16th, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 17th, 1:00 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sunday, February 18th, 1:00 p.m.
Head to Royal Farms Arena and check out Monster Jam, the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds around the globe. Monster Jam features high octane spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world.

NSO Pops: West Side Story in Concert  
Friday, February 16th & Saturday, February 17th, 8 p.m. 
Experience forbidden love, fierce family loyalties, and the ruthless feud between the Sharks and the Jets through the iconic music of West Side Story at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Bernstein’s legendary, Broadway-shaping musical interpretation of Romeo & Juliet with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim comes to life.

Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser 
Saturday, February 17th, 2–6 p.m.
Head over to Elks Lodge for a Designer Bag Bingo fundraiser sponsored by Growing Minds Inc. & Friends of Scouts. What is offered: Coach Bags, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Alex & Ani, & Pandora. There will also be door prizes, 50/50 raffles, and specials!