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What's Up? Weekend: Luke Pell and His Love for Country Music, St. Patrick's Day Festivities

Mar 15, 2018 04:00PM
Luke Pell may be best recognized from his time looking for love on season 12 of ABC’s The Bachelorette, but his one true love has always been country music. The Texas native has always felt he could easily relate to the topics and lyrics of country songs, and eventually began writing his own music as a way to vent and express his emotions. 

Four years ago, the 30-year-old army veteran made the decision to move to Nashville and pursue a music career. His affinity for songwriting and his military background motivated him to cofound CreatiVets, a nonprofit organization that pairs combat wounded veterans with songwriters to help them tell their story through music.

You can catch Pell live on Sunday, March 18th, 1 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage. Tickets are $21

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Black Ankle Vineyard Tasting – Bin 201 Wine Sellers

Friday, March 16th, 5–7 p.m.
Celebrate Maryland Wine Month with Bin 201 as they welcome Black Ankle Vineyards. The vineyard offers dry, European-style wines that are hand-crafted from estate-grown grapes. The tasting is complimentary.

La Traviata – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Friday, March 16th, 8 p.m. & Sunday, March 18th, 3 p.m.
Join the Annapolis Opera for their performance of La Traviata. Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ play La Dame aux Camélias, La Traviata shows us the tragic struggle of a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, who is torn between her desire for true love and retaining her fashionable way of life. Despite Giuseppe Verdi proclaiming the premiere a fiasco, the opera has become one of the most produced works in the opera canon

St. Patrick's Day Greene Games – The Greene Turtle
Saturday, March 17th, 9 a.m.
Join the Greene Turtle for the largest St. Paddy’s Day Party in Annapolis during their annual Green Games. Throw on your green attire and enjoy a full day of music, fun, food, and plenty of drink specials. 

St. Paddy's Day at the Boatyard – The Boatyard Bar & Grill
Saturday, March 17th, 12–8 p.m.
The Boatyard continues the St. Paddy's Day tradition and turns over the bar to the legendary Jeff Maguire. Chef George O'Betz turns out incredible Irish food, live Music with Jess McQuay Band, green beer and free commemorative glasses while they last.

Luke Pell – Rams Head on Stage
Sunday, March 18th, 1 p.m.
Partly known for capturing hearts across America on Season 12 of ABC’s hit television series "The Bachelorette", Luke Pell has been making a name for himself in Country Music. Enjoy live music by Luke Pell at Rams Head on Stage.

Zonta Club of Annapolis Designer Handbag Bingo 
Sunday, March 18th, 1–4 p.m.
​Please join us for Designer Handbag Bingo to benefit the Zonta Club of Annapolis Foundation Scholarship Fund and The Bernie House. ​ Enjoy concessions, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction!

Broadway on Demand – Annapolis Shakespeare Company
Sunday, March 18th, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Annapolis Shakespeare Company Concert & Cabaret Series presents: ​Broadway on Demand, music direction by Marc Irwin. Join ASC Cabaret vocalists Christine Asero, Sally Boyett and Sharen Camille with guest vocalists Joe Rossi and Matt Acquard - directed and accompanied by Marc Irwin - in a delightful evening of Broadway music and popular standards at your request in ASC's intimate Cabaret space.

Eastern Shore

St. Paddy's Day 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run – General James F. Fretterd Community Center, Denton
Saturday, March 17th, 7:30-11 a.m.
Start your salute to the Irish and your spring fitness conditioning on this certified fast and scenic course through Denton. All net proceeds benefit youth registration financial aid fund for summer enrichment programs produced by Caroline County Recreation & Parks.

18th Annual Eagle Festival – Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge
Saturday, March 17th, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge for their 18th Annual Eagle Festival. Celebrate birds of prey at the home of one of the largest breeding populations of bald eagles in the eastern United States. All activities are free and include make-and-take crafts for kids, live bird programs with close-up looks at live eagles, owls and falcons, refuge tours, and eagle prowls.

St. Patrick's Day Parade – Historic Downtown Easton
Saturday, March 17th, 5 p.m.
Get down to your Irish roots at Easton’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Enjoy an Irish-themed parade filled with floats, classic cars, bands, bagpipers, and local nonprofits making their way through historic downtown Easton for a fun-filled family event. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a great opportunity to celebrate Irish traditions and culture while bringing the community together!

OCC St. Patrick's Day – Oxford Community Center, Oxford
Saturday, March 17th, 6 p.m. 
For All Seasons, the Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center, brings you the swinging sounds of the Big Band era for year eight of Heart & Music. This year, Director Ed Langrell brings the sounds of a great era to perform Broadway music, classic songs, and songs from today with saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section from the Annapolis Junction Big Band.

Chili Cook Off – Crow Vineyard & Winery, Kennedyville 
Sunday, March 18th, 12–4 p.m.
Sample & vote for your favorite chili from 7 local chefs from Barbara’s on the Bay, Crow Vineyard & Winery, the Fish Whistle, Happy Chicken Bakery, Lemon Leaf, Luisa’s and Smoke Rattle and Roll. Purchase poll tickets on-site and vote at each chili station. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Humane Society of Kent County.

Western Shore

Widespread Panic – MGM National Harbor
Thursday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th, 8 p.m.
American rock band Widespread Panic plays a string of shows at this St. Patrick's Day. Over three decades have passed since forming their original line-up in 1986, Widespread Panic is still hungry to be the best band they can be, every single night, for their loyal fan base. Their accomplishments over that time are well-documented. During their impressive run, the band has released 12 studio albums (including Street Dogs) and 43 live albums, selling more than 3 million copies as one of the most successful touring acts in the world.

Blake Shelton – Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore
Friday, March 16th, 7 p.m.
Country superstar Blake Shelton kicked this year off by “Doing It To Country Songs,” and he will jump into 2018 with his fellow “Country Music Freaks” on his just announced headlining tour. Shelton will hit the road alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and very special guest Trace Adkins.

The Winter’s Tale – Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore
Friday, March 16th, 8 p.m.
A jealous king, a lost princess, a comic, a generous old shepherd, and a wondrous statue unite in a compelling fable of obsession, redemption, and rebirth. This beautiful and beguiling story follows the travails of a royal family torn apart by a false accusation of infidelity. Husband, wife, and daughter endure a dramatic separation that will, in a faraway springtime, yield fresh chances for each to find love.

Irish Stew – The Creative and Performing Arts of South County Cabaret Theater, Edgewater
Friday, March 16th, 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 17th, 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 18th, 5 p.m.
"Irish Stew" is a St. Patrick's Day Dinner Theater. Enjoy a lively evening of food, drink and entertainment. Great food with a bit of Guinness and decadent sweets to enjoy a bit of Irish entertainment. 

St. Patrick’s Celebration – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore
Saturday, March 17th, 11 a.m.
Don your favorite green attire and join conductor Nicholas Hersh for music from the Emerald Isle. This St. Patrick’s Celebration features Anderson’s Irish Suite, bagpipes, Irish dancers and musicians of the BSO performing traditional Irish instruments.

Harlem Globetrotters – Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. 
Saturday, March 17th, 12 p.m.
The Harlem Globetrotters will dribble into the DC area with their action-packed world tour for 2 games at Capital One Arena on March 17. Witness amazing Globetrotter moments that become unforgettable Globetrotter memories. Feel the dunks … see the ball handling … experience the antics that will have kids of all ages laughing the entire time.