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Last Updated: May 03, 2011 10:55PM • Subscribe via RSSATOM

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.

She Came; She Saw; She Bought Kangaroos

A couple weeks ago, my sister sent me a Facebook invitation for the She-Sale, a consigment event where ladies of all ages buy and sell clothes, books, and household goods. I pretty much ignored it. I don't know anything about this kind of thing. However, after the past week of it being about 150 degrees in the office, especially where I sit -- by the window, with the sun beaming down on me constantly, I decided maybe I should get some lightweight clothing to wear to work. I arrived at the sale, cookies in hand (from another event I will write about tomorrow) and was immediately overwhelmed. What better sight to a girl (even one who's not particularly girly) than wall to wall clothes, shoes, and books -- okay, books is a personal preference -- at super cheap prices. My first purchase was a pair of Kangaroo shoes. Do you remember those from the 80s? What other shoes have pockets in the side? How awesome is that? And they are bright purple and yellow. I will never lose them. 10 bucks. I also scored two pairs of Lucky Jeans for 20 dollars each, a ton of work tops for like 5 bucks each, and a couple books I've been meaning to read for a while, including the Dirty Girls Social Club, which was all the rage probably 10 years ago. So maybe I'm a little behind on my reading ... A couple other cool items that I had to pass up were a toaster decorated with neon flowers and a collection of Great American Novels, including the Great Gatsby and On the Road. Fortunately and unfortunately, you are able to pay for all of your items by credit card, so you're not limited to the cash in your pocket. Plus, you don't have to go to individual tables and buy everything separately, like you do at a flea market. Everything's labeled with a price, and you just take it up to the register. The powers that be sort out what profits belong to who after the sale is over. Most of the leftovers are donated. The lines weren't too long, but they were long enough for my sister to discover a courdoroy purse and add it to my stack of already 17 items. Foiled again, but it was super cute. To continue celebrating girly week, tomorrow's blog will incorporate the royal wedding ....            

Life's Rich Pageant: Friday Events Roundup

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Channeling My Inner Hipster Girl

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Get Sporty

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Get Your Learn On

Remember how Mom used to trick you into learning something by taking you to a fun event and not telling you it was educational? Now you can do the same thing to your kids by inviting them to Science Night at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold on Wednesday. They can see someone lie on a bed of nails, learn how to pull a tablecloth out from under the dishes, and do other hands-on activities. You might want to tell them, "Don't try this at home."  

Weekend Events Round-Up: Green Edition

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You've Been Struck By a Smooth Criminal

I love looking at time weathered books, with brown browbeaten pages and the scent of must. However, I don't particularly enjoy reading them. In fact, I spent a lot of college avoiding literature classes; hence, a major in communication as opposed to English. So, tonight, I am about to get schooled. I'm attending opening night of Crime and Punishment at CenterStage in Baltimore. It's based, of course, on the classic by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I know this because I looked it up on Wikipedia. Here's hoping I come home with a greater appreciation for "great" literature. You may even find me at the downtown Annapolis library picking through the stacks. Watch for a full review of the performance later this week.

Amy Correia Coming to Avalon Theatre in May

The talented and captivating Amy Correia is coming to the Eastern Shore to perform in an intimate setting you won't want to miss out on if you are a fan-- The Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre on May 13th.

Service with a Smirk

I spent the weekend in Boston meeting people from all over the East Coast who had made the trek to Beantown for the marathon, whether running, observing or just showing up to see the city at it's most vibrant. It's funny how sometimes when you go out of town you start thinking of home. People commented on my accent -- which I didn't know existed, and told me stories of the time they've spent in Baltimore, Annapolis and D.C. I also went to a lot of restaurants and bars in the city, including the original Dick's Last Resort in Quincy Market, which opened 18 years ago. I don't know if you've heard of this place -- but the whole point is that the staff gives the customers a hard time, only all in fun. For example, you may have a roll fly past your head or be given a silly hat to wear. The food is bar food, and it's written on the wall instead of on a menu. Hey, Earth Day is coming up. Too bad they waste a lot of paper making the patrons funny hats. Anyways, the Dicks in Baltimore has live music on Fridays and Saturdays, so even if the waitstaff annoys you too much, the music will probably drown them out. Up this Friday: The Davids.

Friday Events Roundup: The Tax Man Cometh

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This weekend is a scary one for a lot of people. Today is the dreaded April 15th, but thanks to a not well publicized D.C. holiday, you have three more days to stress about that tax return. Super. To get your mind off of any money you may owe to everyone’s favorite uncle: Sam, how about attending one or more of these events? For the Kids … Have breakfast with a giant rabbit The Pip Moyer Recreation Center is again hosting breakfast with the Easter Bunny. This time it’s at both 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Kids can get their picture taken in between bites of pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Call 410-263-7958 to get your tickets. For the Grownups … Take a trip to Armadillo Acres Pay a visit to the Spotlighters Theatre in Baltimore on Friday or Saturday at 8:00 p.m. or on Sunday at 2 p.m. to see the divas of the double-wides in the Great American Trailer Park Musical. When Pippi, a stripper on the run, comes between agoraphobic homebody Jeannie and her toll-collector husband a storm begins to brew and this storm shakes the trailer park right down to its foundation. Sounds pretty crazy … and not kid friendly. For the Whole Family … Fling into spring Yay! It’s street festival season once again. This weekend brings us the Annapolis Spring Fling Festival, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Maryland Avenue and State Circle. It will feature antiques, art, home décor, food, children's activities and live music by the Rovers. And, best yet – there is free parking at Calvert and St. Johns Streets. Come out and enjoy the beautiful day to help Save the Coconuts. Call 443-822-7454 if you need more details.

 

 

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