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What's Up? Weekend 3/22/18

Mar 22, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo
What do Marylanders love more than anything? Maryland, of course! Maryland Day marks the anniversary of the formal founding of this great state of ours. Though the holiday is officially observed on March 25th, the party lasts for weeks. Here are a couple ways you can celebrate the greatest state in the U.S.A.:

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Annapolis Film Festival – Various Locations Throughout Annapolis 
Thursday, March 22nd, 5 p.m.–1 a.m.; Friday, March 23rd, 9 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, March 24th, 9 a.m.–1 a.m.; Sunday, March 25th, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Locals and movie lovers from all over the world flock to downtown Annapolis for four consecutive days to enjoy the sixth annual Annapolis Film Festival. Diverse shorts, documentaries, and feature films spanning the globe will be screened, some for the very first time. Cinephiles will also have the chance to socialize and converse with local and international artists and moviemakers. 

Brew Ha Ha – Fado Irish Pub
Friday, March 23rd, 7 p.m.
Join us for a fun filled evening of HaHa’s and HOPS, featuring comedian Rob Snow of Stand Up For Downs, dance to the tunes of nationally renowned R & B band, The Groove Spot and bid on fabulous auction items, live and silent. All proceeds benefit GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis.

Eighth Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning – Annapolis Maritime Museum
Saturday, March 24th, 12–4 p.m.
Every March, Annapolis welcomes spring with a curious ritual: A bonfire stoked by socks a ritual that means boating season is just around the corner. This year join Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 8th annual oyster roast, which is a party in itself. Admission includes unlimited raw and roasted oysters, live music, admission to the Museum’s exhibits and a chance to enter the oyster shucking competition. 

14th Annual South River on the Half Shell Live and Silent Auction – Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Saturday, March 24th, 6–10 p.m.
Feast on oysters, sip champagne, and be part of the river scene at the 14th annual South River on the Half Shell Live & Silent Auction to benefit the South River Federation. Help heal the South River!

CTA's Fourth Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser – Children’s Theatre of Annapolis
Saturday, March 24th, 6:30 p.m.
Join the Children's Theatre of Annapolis for their annual Comedy Night Fundraiser, featuring Free Range Improv. This fun-filled evening includes hula lessons and hula dancers, ukulele players, a photo booth, a silent auction, and much more! Drinks and appetizers are provided. All proceeds benefit Children's Theatre of Annapolis.

Eastern Shore

Talbot Restaurant Week – Various location throughout Talbot County
Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th
Talbot County welcomes the spring season with its annual Talbot Restaurant Week celebration. Now in its ninth year, this week-long event showcases the local dining establishments that grace the towns and communities of Talbot County and offers food lovers the opportunity to try new restaurants or revisit favorites.

Compass Regional Hospice 2018 Gala – Annie’s Paramount Steak & Seafood House, Grasonville
Friday, March 23rd, 6:30–10:30 p.m.
The Compass Regional Hospice Gala is the premier fundraiser that supports hospice care and grief support available in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline Counties. The event features cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a seated dinner, dancing, and a live auction. 

My Father's Dragon – Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
Friday, March 23rd, 7 p.m. 
With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure, and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre’s distinctive style. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon.

Tom Rush – Avalon Theatre, Easton
Friday, March 23rd, 8 p.m.
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. Rush’s distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

Rockin' Road to Dublin – Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury
Sunday, March 25th, 7 p.m.
Rockin’ Road to Dublin combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a rock concert, and the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. It's Irish music and dance like you've never experienced, because there is more than one road to the heart of Ireland.

Western Shore

School of Rock – The Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore
Thursday, March 22nd, 8 p.m.; Friday, March 23rd, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 24th, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 25th, 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs, all the original songs from the movie, and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.

SheROCKS 2018 – District Architecture Center, Washington, D.C. 
Friday, March 23rd & Saturday, March 24th, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
SheROCKS, D.C.’s premiere Women’s History Month event, is set to return to the District Architecture Center. Each year the event showcases women in performing and visual arts, while creating ways to accelerate support amongst women entrepreneurs. The event also honors distinct women whose efforts have paved the way for the success of other artists and women in business. 

18th Annual Casey Cares Galaxy Gala – American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore
Saturday, March 24th, 6:30–11 p.m.
Mark your calendars for an event that will be out of this world! This fabulous annual event features a cocktail hour with live jazz, premium open bar, seated dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and much more. The gala remains a must attend event for the hundreds of donors, business leaders, board members, and media representatives that have made this event such a success for over a decade. Proceeds from the gala directly benefit Casey Cares Foundation's programs for critically ill children and their families.

Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled – Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. 
Saturday, March 24th, 7:30 p.m.
Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato comes to Capital One Arena as part of her North American tour, with special guest multi-platinum, hip-hop icon DJ Khaled.