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What's Up? Weekend 8/9/18

Aug 09, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo


Dining Court Grand Opening – Westfield Mall

Saturday, August 11th, 12 p.m. and Sunday, August 12th, 1 p.m.

The food court at Westfield Annapolis mall recently underwent renovations, which modernized and revitalized the area for a sleek-looking “food hall.” The new bistro-inspired dining court offers an additional 200 lounge-style seats, white pendant lighting, and dramatic ceiling sculptures. Every weekend this month, Westfield Annapolis is hosting family-friendly events, including a DJ, a sketch artist, cooking lessons for kids, and other fun activities. 

Scottish Weekend – Historic London Town & Gardens

Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Scottish history and heritage during Scottish Weekend at Historic London Town. Watch the Appin Historical Society duel with authentic swords and targe (shields) and demonstrate hearth cooking in the historic area. Enjoy black powder demonstrations by Muskets of the Crown, live Celtic music by The Devil’s Tailor, a scotch tasting lead by Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, plenty of activities for the kids, and much more.

Chesapeake Bayhawks MLL Semi-Finals Playoffs – Navy-Marine Corps Stadium

Saturday, August 11th, 7 p.m.

The Bayhawks clinched homefield advantage for the Semi-Finals of the MLL playoffs. Come enjoy a great family outing and cheer on the Hawks to the MLL Championship.

Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival – St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

Thursday, August 9th, 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, August 11th, 7:30 p.m.

Live Arts Maryland presents the eighteenth annual 2018 Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival and four performances of early chamber music from the time of Monteverdi, Bach and Mozart on period instruments at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis.

Eastern Shore

Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event – Ocean City Center for the Arts

Thursday, August 9th through Sunday, August 12th, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Pull out your paint and set up an easel in Ocean City for the 13th annual Artists Paint OC. This annual event brings in 50 plein air painters to the area and features many popular regional artists. Watch plein artists paint the beautiful landscapes of Ocean City and collect art during the Wet Paint Sale on Saturday, August 11th. The plein air artwork will be on exhibit at the Ocean City Center for the Arts through the end of August.

Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair – Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park, Centreville

Thursday, August 9th through Saturday, August 11th, 9 a.m.

Grab the whole family and head over to the 76th annual Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair. Enjoy a variety of livestock shows, contests, food vendors, entertainment, carnival rides, and so much more.

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend – Town of Rock Hall

Friday, August 10th, 5 p.m.; Saturday, August 11th, 10 a.m.; Sunday, August 12th, 7:30 a.m.

Come by land or come by sea to the Town of Rock Hall for the eleventh annual Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend. Enjoy a weekend of music, mayhem, and surprises as you are transported back to the Golden Age of piracy on the high seas. The little scallywags will find plenty to do in the Kid’s Cove with entertainment, games, puppet shows, treasure hunts, and more. This is surely a fun-filled weekend you don’t want to miss.

Antioch Peach Festival – Antioch United Methodist Church, Cambridge

Saturday, August 11th, 9 a.m.

Join in the celebration of this annual summertime favorite! Featuring sun-ripened peaches, mouth-watering pies, delicious fritters, home-made cobbler, authentic Eastern Shore crab cakes, cool refreshing homemade peach ice cream, unique vendors, and more.

Seafood Feast-i-val – Sailwinds Park, Cambridge

Saturday, August 11th, 1 p.m.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast and more on the shores of the Choptank River. The 39th annual festival also includes live music by Golden Touch, a car show, historic town tours, craft sales, and entertainment for the children. Rain or shine. Organized each year by the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company, the Seafood Feast-I-Val was chosen by the American Bus Association as one of the top 100 group tour events in the United States.

Western Shore

Jason Mraz – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

Friday, August 10th, 7:30 p.m.

Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts. 

The Stroller Run – National Harbor

Saturday, August 11th, 10 a.m.

The first event of its kind, a fun 5K dedicated to runners and their kids that benefit local children’s charities. Decorate your stroller, dress up the kids and run like a mom (even if you are a dad). The race is less about clocking your time and more about getting out of the house, being active with your kids, and socializing with other active parents in the community. Whether this is your first race or you are a “Mommy-Marathoner” all are invited to participate.

Phish – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia 

Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th, 7 p.m.

During the early ‘90s, Phish emerged onto the music scene with their groovy and genre-blending Grateful Dead-esque sound. During live shows, Phish has a reputation for their improvisation and jam-band performance style, which has gained them a large and loyal fan base.