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What's Up? Weekend 2/22/18

Feb 22, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo
Spoil yourself with a well-deserved night of beauty and wellness at Loews Annapolis Hotel during What’s Up? Media’s The Look

The Look offers guests quality and complimentary services, treatments, shopping, and fun activities from our vendors all night long -- the perfect ladies night out! Unwind from the long work week and start achieving your desired "look" for the spring season. Enjoy getting makeup and nails done on the spot, listening to professional speakers, engaging in conversation with the experts, and shopping your heart out with our retail vendors. 

Check out The Look at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, located at 126 West Street, Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6PM to 9PM

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The Weekend Rundown


California Dreamin' – Bin 201 Wine Sellers 
Thursday, February 22nd, 6-8 p.m.
Dreamin’ of some well-structured reds and fruity lush whites? Bin 201 Wine Sellers will be featuring wines from many of the premier wine growing regions in the United States. Stop by and taste some great new world wines.

Winter Lecture Series – Annapolis Maritime Museum
Thursday, February 22nd, 7 p.m.
Captain Rowsom will explore the USS Constellation’s role as flagship of the US African Squadron from 1859 to 1861 including the history of the squadron, reasons for it coming into being, and its outcomes. He will also examine life aboard a Navy warship at that time through excerpts from the journal of Landsman William Leonard. The history of the ships named Constellation from the Baltimore-built frigate of 1797 to the aircraft carrier CV-64 will also be discussed.

What's Up? Media's The Look 2018 – Loews Annapolis Hotel 
Friday, February 23rd, 6–9 p.m.  
We at What's Up? want to spoil you with a well-deserved night that is all about you. This event will offer quality and complimentary services, treatments, shopping, and fun activities from our vendors all night long -- the perfect ladies night out! Unwind from the long work week and start achieving your desired "look" for the spring season. Enjoy three solid hours of being pampered with spa treatments, getting your hair, makeup, and nails done right on the spot, listening to professional speakers, engaging in conversation with the experts, and shopping your heart out with our retail vendors. There will also be complimentary champagne and snacks for attendees.

Aladdin – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Friday, February 23rd, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 24th, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, February 25th, 2 p.m.

Mystery, intrigue, dark desert nights, and magic all come together in Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s powerful retelling of this classic tale from the Arabian Nights. Set to the colorful music of Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Borodin’s Prince Igor, you will find adventure with Aladdin and his Genie from the Lamp of Wonders as they seek to overthrow the dark and sinister plot of the Wizard Jamal.

Blithe Spirit – Annapolis Shakespeare Company
Friday, February 23rd, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 24th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.;
Sunday, February 25th, 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!

State of the Magothy
Friday, February 23, 6 p.m. 
Annapolis Restaurant Week is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and experience delicious dining at the best Annapolis area restaurants. With a variety of restaurants participating, you’ll have more food options to indulge on than you ever imagined. This week is foodies dream week, so treat yourself!

Annapolis Saltwater Fishing Expo – Annapolis Elks Lodge

Saturday, February 24th, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
This event brings together some of the best local tackle dealers offering the latest Light Tackle Jigging, Bay Trolling, and Offshore Tackle with an outstanding seminar series, including four informative seminars from local expert anglers, who will provide great information on what is working for these local Captains.

Annapolis Home & Garden Expo – The Byzantium Event Center
Saturday, February 24th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, February 25th, 12–5 p.m.
The Annapolis Home & Garden Expo will offer guests the opportunity to discover new products for their home improvements, enhancements, and services. There will be over 80 companies showcasing kitchens, baths, decking, landscape design, closet organization, whole house remodeling, and more. Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, best known as hosts of HGTV’s and DIY Network’s Kitchen Cousins, Cousins on Call, and Cousins Undercover will be joining the show for educational seminars.

2018 Marine and Maritime Career Expo – Annapolis High School
Saturday, February 24th 12–3 p.m.
The Eastport Yacht Club Foundation will bring together students and marine and maritime industry professionals for the Marine and Maritime Career Expo at Annapolis High School.
Over fifty organizations will be on hand to discuss careers in the Marine Trades and the Maritime Sciences as well as educational and apprentice opportunities.

Annapolis Restaurant Week – Various Locations in Annapolis
Sunday, February 25th through Saturday, March 3rd
Annapolis Restaurant Week is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and experience delicious dining at the best Annapolis area restaurants. With a variety of restaurants participating, you’ll have more food options to indulge on than you ever imagined. This week is foodies dream week, so treat yourself!

Arias & Shanties – Asbury United Methodist Church
Sunday, February 25th, 4 p.m.
CAAPA and the Annapolis Opera present a powerful concert with selections from opera and Negro spirituals, woven together by a poignant historical narrative.

Eastern Shore

Free Admission February – The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels
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.

Winter Speaker Series - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels 

National Outdoor Show – South Dorchester School, Church Creek
Friday, February 23rd, 5 p.m.; Saturday, February 24th, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
The National Outdoor Show celebrates authentic Dorchester County culture and the life of watermen, hunters/trappers, farmers, and more. There will be contests for log sawing, muskrat skinning, oyster shucking, duck and goose calling, as well as beauty pageants to name Miss Outdoors and Little Miss/Little Mister Outdoors. There will also be a world championship muskrat skinning event! You can even taste muskrat prepared the traditional way.

The Little Prince – Garfield Center for the Performing Arts, Chestertown
Friday, February 23rd & Saturday, February 24th, 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 25th, 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.

Recycled Runway – Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department
Saturday, February 24th, 5 p.m.
Join Chestertown RiverArts at the first annual Recycled Runway. This upscale fashion show will feature fabulous, one-of-a-kind creations designed by artists and groups of all ages using recycled or re-purposed materials. Each entry may include paper and plastic bags, candy wrappers, duct tape, aluminum cans, bottle caps, cardboard, or pieces of discarded clothing that will be transformed into high-class fashion. The evening will also feature a silent auction, heavy appetizers, and a cash bar. Chestertown RiverArts Recycled Runway benefits their educational programming for children and adults.

James Maddock – Stolz Listening Room, Easton
Saturday, February 24th, 8 p.m.
The songwriter’s songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way. But for his latest album, “The Green”, the songs guided him into recording the most eclectic, exhilaratingly soulful, and imaginatively produced album in his career.

Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest – Cannery Way Park, Cambridge
Sunday, February 25th, 12–5 p.m. 
Come one, come all to the Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest! Every year the festival is set after the National Outdoor Show, which features world championship muskrat skinning with contenders from Maryland and Louisiana. Celebrate the Eastern Shore’s muskrat heritage with live music, food, and drinks.

Shrek the Musical, JR. – The Country School, Easton
Friday, February 23rd, 7 p.m. & Sunday, February 25th, 3 p.m.
The Country School is proud to announce that its Upper School will perform Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning movie. Everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads his band of misfits on a sprawling, fun adventure to rescue Princess Fiona from the clutches of evil Lord Farquaad. Accompanied by the hilarious Donkey, as well as beloved—and a little twisted—fairytale favorites like Pinocchio and Puss in Boots, Shrek sets out to save his swampy home from the annoying fairies that have invaded there. On the way, Shrek learns about love, loyalty, and how he can rely on his friends to get out of a pickle in a hurry.

10th Annual Talbot County Empty Bowls Dinner – Immanuel Lutheran Church, Easton

Sunday, February 25th, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. 
Join your friends and neighbors for the 10th annual Talbot County Empty Bowls Community Dinner…eliminating hunger one bowl at a time. The successful fundraising event has become a locals’ favorite and benefits both Talbot County area food pantries as well as CarePacks. Each year, the dinner raises much needed funds and heightens awareness about serious hunger issues that exist in our community.

Western Shore

Ted Koppel – Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick
Thursday, February 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Ted Koppel is recognized around the world as one of the most trusted and revered voices on current events and issues of global importance. His career spans both radio and television and includes every major professional recognition, including eight George Peabody Awards, 11 duPont-Columbia Awards, and 42 Emmys. He is best known for his role as anchor and managing editor of ABC News’ Nightline. Today, Koppel serves as a news analyst for NPR and a contributing columnist for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and is a senior contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning Show.

Katt Williams – Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore
Friday, February 23rd, 8 p.m.
Comedy icon Katt Williams is coming back to Baltimore! Katt Williams returns to the stage for his latest national comedy tour this Spring 2018. Over the years, Katt Williams’ comedy career has sustained tremendous change. The comedian has endured various challenges, among unpredicted industry shifts. However, the veteran comedian has taken it in stride, remaining in the business for more than 12 years. His unforgettable specials and original comedic style continue to make him a force to be reckoned with.

American Craft Show – Baltimore Convention Center
Friday, February 23rd, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, February 24th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.;
Sunday, February 25th, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
The American Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center. This is the nation’s largest juried indoor craft show showcasing the work of more than 650 of the country’s leading contemporary artists. With a variety of specialty categories and one-of-a-kind pieces in jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor, the 2018 show provides guests with the opportunity to experience the work of the country’s most talented artists under one roof. Additionally, guests will be able to experience craft through interactive programming.

WSA's Seventh Annual "Spring into Action" Conference – Northeast High School, Pasadena
Saturday, February 24th, 9:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Join the Watershed Stewards Academy for a day of learning, networking, and becoming inspired to restore our waterways. Whether you are a seasoned Steward, a stormwater professional or just getting started in the wide world of watershed restoration, this year’s conference has something for everyone.

Zaching Against Cancer's Living the Dream Gala – M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
Saturday, February 24th, 6:30–11:30 p.m.
The Living the Dream Gala benefits the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation, which supports cancer patients and their support systems through scholarships, research, and direct patient outreach. Enjoy a night filled with live music, fabulous food, an open bar, a silent and live auction, and much more.

BCGS 30th Anniversary Commission Awards Concert – UMBC Linehan Concert Hall, Baltimore
Sunday, February 25th, 2–3:30 p.m.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society has commissioned four Baltimore area composers to write works for the classical guitar. The compositions are for two solo guitars, a guitar duo, and a guitar trio. The world-premieres will take place in an hour-long concert where the composers will be interviewed on-stage about the creation of the works right before the world-premieres.