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What's Up? Weekend 4/12/18

Apr 12, 2018 04:00PM

Happy stories don’t usually begin with “It was a dark and stormy night…,” but that’s exactly how the story of Garrett Dutton’s career in music begins. A solo show on a rainy Sunday evening in 1992 is where Dutton, better known as G. Love, met his now drummer Jeff Clemens. The two immediately hit it off and began playing together, eventually adding bassist Jim Prescott to the mix and officially forming G. Love & Special Sauce.

25 years later, the band is still going strong. The group has released over nine studio albums together and have played venues and festivals across the country. Their “sloppy” or “trashcan” blues sound has gained the attention of several well-known musicians, including Jack Johnson who signed the group to his record label, Brushfire Records, in 2006. 

In celebration of 25 years together, G. Love & Special Sauce kicked off an anniversary tour earlier this year. The band is headed to Maryland on April 20th and will be performing a free concert at Baltimore’s Light City Festival. For more information about the show and the Light City Festival, visit Lightcity.org. 

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Annapolis

Keller Williams – Rams Head on Stage
Thursday, April 12th, 8 p.m.
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early '90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams' solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer.

Annapolis Symphony with Julian Schwarz – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Friday, April 13th, 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 14th, 8 p.m.
Fill Your Spring with Symphony! Considered a young virtuoso cellist, Schwarz has delighted audiences since his concert debut at age 11. Join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra with Julian Schwarz, prize-winning cellist, for his first Annapolis appearance and the premiere of a new work, Lowell Lieberman’s Concerto for Cello, co-commissioned by the Annapolis Symphony. The evening will also feature Rousel’s Le Festin de l’Araignée (The Spider’s Feast) and the iconic Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

The Glass Menagerie – Annapolis Shakespeare Company
Friday, April 13th, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 14th 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 15th, 3 p.m.
Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE directed by Helen Hayes Award-winning director and Tony nominee Donald Hicken. Original Music by Marc Irwin. The cast includes Laura Rocklyn as Laura, Claire Schoonover as Amanda, Benjamin Russell as Jim, and Kurt Elftmann as Tom.

Annapolis Cup Croquet Match – St. John’s College
Saturday, April 14th, 1 p.m.
A beloved Annapolis tradition continues this spring when St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy battle for victory—and bragging rights—at the annual Annapolis Cup. This community event is heralded as much for the friendly rivalry as the spectators’ attire—elaborate fashions reminiscent of the stylish lawn parties depicted in books like The Great Gatsby. Event highlights include lavish picnics, nostalgic gowns and hats, serenades by the St. John’s Freshman Chorus, and swing music provided by the Naval Academy’s Trident Brass Band.

Eastern Shore

Blessing of the Fleet – Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels
Thursday, April 12th, 5 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of boating season by joining the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels for the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. Prayers will be offered to boaters for a safe and bountiful season, and also for those mariners whose lives have been lost at sea. Easton High School’s NJROTC will begin the ceremony with a presentation of the colors, followed by the Star-Spangled Banner and Navy Hymn. The blessing will be performed by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford.

Comedian Max Rosenblum – Avalon Theatre, Easton
Friday, April 13th, 8 p.m.
Max Rosenblum is a stand-up comedian and writer based out of Los Angeles whose comedy roots reach back to Washington, DC, in late 2011, when a dislike for his job led him to seek comfort in finding any bar he could in which to perform comedy. Max has been entertaining audiences all over the country ever since at venues big and small with his self-deprecating and optimistically pessimistic outlook on life.

Talbot Special Riders Spring Classic Bike Tour – Easton Middle School
Saturday, April 14th, 8 a.m.
Cycling enthusiasts will once again converge on the scenic town of Easton for the Talbot Special Riders (TRS) sixth annual spring classic bike tour. Cyclers can take part in the 50-mile half-century recreational bicycle ride along some of the most scenic routes on Talbot County's Eastern Shore, 62-mile metric-century, or a 25-mile ride. The TSR spring classic will start and end at Easton Middle School. All proceeds from the ride will benefit Talbot Special Rider's therapeutic horseback riding program. 

Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure – Ocean City
Saturday, April 14th, 9 a.m.
Walk or run the recreational 5K or 1-mile route on the beautiful Ocean City boardwalk with the ocean by your side. The Race Village in the inlet parking lot will feature food, music, kids' activities, a survivor tent, and a post-Race beer garden. Funds raised benefit local breast health programs and national research.

Daffodil Festival – St. Michaels
Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th, 10 a.m.
Welcome spring at the inaugural St. Michaels Daffodil. Enjoy a beautiful weekend celebrating the tens of thousands of daffodils planted and displayed in the historic, waterfront town of St. Michaels. Weekend activities will include a daffodil parade, a daffy-dog costume contest, a historic daffodil walk, and awards for the best daffodil-themed hat/house/street/window display!

Western Shore

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade – Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 
Saturday, April 14th, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
One of D.C.’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events D.C. runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst along the parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the festival. 

Little Mermaid On Ice – Gardens Ice House, Laurel
Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Join Gardens Figure Skating Club as the Patrick rink is transformed into an undersea kingdom where adventures begin for the Little Mermaid after she is permitted to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above.

Light City – Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th, 7–11 p.m. 
Light City, Baltimore’s free festival of light, music, and innovation returns to the Inner Harbor for its third year. The festival features more than 20 brand new light art installations, live music, performing arts, children’s activities, and local food and beverage vendors along the BGE Light Art Walk.

Pinot for Paws – Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater
Sunday, April 15th, 2–5 p.m.
Grab a blanket, bring some chairs and Spend a fun filled fall afternoon with your pup as you sample top quality wines from different regions, enjoying live music in the picturesque London Town Gardens… all while supporting the SPCA. Tickets includes commemorative tasting glass and unlimited wine tastings (until the bottles run dry!) of quality wines courtesy of Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits including.

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