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What's Up? Weekend 5/31/18

May 31, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo

Calling all water enthusiasts! Whether you’re a longtime veteran or a paddling beginner, paddlers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Bay Bridge Paddle. 

Today (May 31st) is the last day to register. There will be no day-of registration. No registration is necessary for spectators. Held on Saturday, June 2nd, check in begins at 7:30AM and first paddle begins at 8:30AM. The paddle will benefit the Annapolis Chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment.

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Annapolis Arts Week Kick Off Event – Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts

Friday, June 1st, 5:30–8 p.m.

Start your June off right by helping kick off the 2018 Annapolis Arts Week at MD Theatre for the Performing Arts. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy live Brazilian music down on the StageOne lawn by local musician Jonathan Stone. Witness the unveiling of the newest Annapolis mural painted by Brazilian Artist, Erica Mizutani, in partnership with Urban Walls Brazil and the AACPS Performing and Visual Arts program. Immediately following the unveiling will be a reception and Art Exhibition Opening by renowned local artist, Cindy Berry Sullivan located in the office of MD Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Annapolis Arts Week – Downtown Annapolis

Friday, June 1st through Sunday, June 10th

Celebrate Annapolis' diverse arts scene! Annapolis Arts Week will feature three annual events – Paint Annapolis, First Sunday Arts Festival, and Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival – while spotlighting gallery exhibits, live music and performing arts.

Annapolis Irish Festival – Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds

Friday, June 1st, 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 2nd, 11 a.m.

Enjoy live music, a cold Guinness, and all things Irish at eighth annual Annapolis Irish Festival. Wee ones can enjoy free activities including the ever-popular Little Leprechaun Land, face painting, pony ride, balloon sculptures, bouncy castles, and more! Saturday will also include the Exhibition Pipe Contest, where the best pipers in the USA will compete in both Irish and Interceltic music on the Great Highland Bagpipe. 

Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta – Annapolis Yacht Club

Friday, June 1st, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2nd, 11 a.m.

Help support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at their annual Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta. The fun starts on Friday at the 7th seventh annual Summer Cocktail Party at Annapolis Yacht Club. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a live and silent auction.  After the races conclude on Saturday, head over to Eastport Yacht Club for the Rock The Dock For a Cure Post-Race Awards Party. Festivities include delicious BBQ, a variety of drinks, and live music by Swamp Donkey Newgrass. 

Bourbon Bowties & Cigars – Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern

Friday, June 1st, 7–10 p.m. 

Join Positive-Strides.Org for a wonderful evening of great bourbon, good food and lots of fun while raising funds and awareness for Positive-Strides.Org programs. Enjoy the finest bourbons and cigars around, heavy hor d'oeuvres, and a vast array of silent auction items, all while raising funds and awareness for Positive-Strides. It's a party for a cause!

Bay Bridge Paddle Race – Sandy Point State Park

Saturday, June 2nd, 8 a.m.

Water enthusiasts of all ages and expertise are invited to join the 3rd annual Bay Bridge Paddle -from recreational to expert skill levels; registration fees according to skill level.

2018 Secret Garden Tour – Hammond-Harwood House

Saturday, June 2nd, 12–5 p.m.

The Hammond-Harwood House 2018 Secret Garden Tour, continues an Annapolis tradition and a treasured annual event. It will take guests through one of Annapolis’ most historic and “must-see” neighborhoods: Charles, Cathedral, Conduit and Franklin Streets and Acton Landing (the old Anne Arundel Medical Center), all just a minute’s walk from some of the state’s most historic areas; State and Church Circles and City Dock.

Annapolis Greek Festival – Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Thursday, May 31st, 4–10 p.m.; Friday, June 1st, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, June 2nd, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sunday, June 3rd, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Celebrate Greek culture and heritage at the Annapolis Greek Festival. Enjoy live traditional Greek dance performances and Greek music, indulge in authentic Greek food and pastries, and visit the local artisans and vendors to purchase unique goods. Kids can play in the large children’s area featuring moon bounces, games, and more. 

Eastern Shore:

Casey Cares Annual Rockfish Tournament – Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville 

Friday, June 12st, 5:30 a.m.

Join the Casey Cares Foundation for its annual Rockfish Tournament. There will be first and second prizes awarded for heaviest fish and a Captain’s Challenge fundraising competition among participating boats. The day will end with a Captain’s Party, where you can enjoy cocktails and dinner at the beautiful Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Resort. 

St. Michaels Brewfest – St. Michaels

Saturday, June 2nd, 12–4 p.m.

Now in its fifth year, St. Michaels Brewfest offers attendees unlimited samples of over 100 local, regional, and national craft beers. Enjoy live music from local bands, great food, and more!

National Music Festival – Chestertown

Sunday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 16th

The National Music Festival in Chestertown is a world-class celebration of music, bringing together professional mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together throughout Kent County in orchestral, chamber, and solo repertoire.

Western Shore:

Capital Jazz Fest – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

Friday, June 1st, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 2nd, 12 p.m.; Sunday, June 3rd, 12 p.m.

Head to Merriweather Post Pavilion for a weekend of jazz music featuring over 25 national acts on two stages. This three-day festival will feature performances from Earth, Wind & Fire, Snarky Puppy, Bob James, and more! 

Stanley Cup Final: Game Three – Capital One Arena, Washington

Saturday, June 2nd, 8 p.m.

Cheer on the Washington Capitals as they take on the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena in game three of the Stanley Cup Final.

Maryland/DC Walk from Obesity – Kinder Park Farm, Millersville

Sunday, June 3rd, 8–11 a.m.

Join the walk to raise awareness of obesity and learn more about the treatment and prevention options available in the community.  By supporting the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Foundation's Walk from Obesity, you are helping to improve the public understanding of obesity and giving us a chance to educate individuals on effective treatment and prevention plans. Your support also helps to improve the understanding of obesity in the scientific and medical fields. Through research and education, we are able to better understand this disease and how to combat it.