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There are some terrific things to do around town, we'll share some of them here and remember you can add events to our calendar.

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Weekend's Best Bets: An Outdoor Affair

Jul 22, 2011 ● By Anonymous

It's Friday, Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend! Not a Rebecca Black Fan? Well, me neither, but I think we can relate to the sentiment. Let's go do something! If you're anything like me, we're a weird pair. But, something about the tag line "hats are encouraged!" in a press release is enough to catch my attention. I don't know why, but it draws me in like a bug to a porch light. That's what the members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee Inc. wrote in their email detailing the Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden Party and Chateau Fashions Fundraiser. This elegant party takes place on Sunday at Sojourner Douglass College in Edgewater. It celebrates the opening of the garden tribute to the memory of the late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, called by many the first lady of the Civil Rights Movement. It is being funded entirely by private contributions. Your $30 ticket can be bought at the door, visiting their website, or by mailing a check to Martin Luther King Dinner Committee, P.O. Box 371 Annapolis, MD 21401. Thinking of making a trip to the Beach? Are you Shore folks searching for something to do? Perhaps you're just an avid fan of folk. Either way, make sure you stop by the Chesapeake Folk Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's. Go celebrate the Bay’s people, food, music, work and traditions. You'll get to enjoy live music, a variety of food items and wines from Maryland vineyards (yum!), maritime and food-ways demonstrations, boat rides, and craft vendors. The festival is free for members, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children between the ages of six and 17. Perhaps you find yourself in the Baltimore region. I have a suggestion for you. Now, I know concerts aren't everyone's thing, but this is one that's sure to please even the pickiest. This Saturday at 8 p.m. at Oregon Ridge, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is playing the music of legendary cinema score composer and my biggest audio crush John Williams. Mr. Williams created some of the 20th century’s most recognizable popular music. At this concert, you'll get to hear the familiar themes from blockbusters such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and more, with Andrew Grams conducting. Tickets range between $25 and $50. Plus, there are fireworks after the show! Is that an awesome combination, or what? And, at the risk of giving away deets about my Monday blog--I'll be there. So, go! All the cool kids are doing it.  

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Weekend's Best Bets: Art Cars, Sandbars and Comedy Stars

Jul 14, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Well, the weekend is upon us once more. Let's take this opportunity to turn off the computer, get up from the desk, and head out the door. In Annapolis: Have you heard about the Annapolis Comedy Festival? It's taking place this weekend! Comedians from New York, Chicago and Charleston are making their way to Naptown to bring you improv, sketches and stand up. Tickets range from $15-$33, and performances last from 8 p.m. on Thursday to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Find out more at the festival's website. On the Eastern Shore: Last July, the Sassafras River Association celebrated its namesake with Sassafest River Jam! This Saturday, they're doing it again. Come to Harbor View at Georgetown Yacht Basin in Galena at noon for a free day of exhibits, races, poker runs and live music culminating in a 5 p.m. performance by the Shore's sweethearts, Chester River Runoff. In Baltimore:If you've never been to Artscape, now's your chance to get in on the fun. Running from noon on Friday through 8 p.m. on Sunday, Artscape 2011 is America's largest free arts festival. And, as you wander through Bolton Hill and the Station North Arts District, you'll get to soak up exhibitions by 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople. Enjoy musical performances by stars such as American Idol winner, Fantasia, bluesy hip-hop artists G. Love and Special Sauce and American Hasidic Jewish reggae phenom Matisyahu. And, make sure you stop to see the festival's legendary art cars. You'll see the photos later, and wind up kicking yourself if you don't. Trust me. Artscape photo credit: Leslie Furlong

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