Smoking and Grilling This Weekend

With names like: JD’s Smokin Misfits, Fat Guys in a Little Smoke, Porkers in Paradise and Swine Dining, it sounds like the various teams competing in the Naptown BarBayQue being produced by the Parole Rotary Club this weekend and tomorrow at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium are pretty serious competitors! All that creative cooking energyContinue reading “Smoking and Grilling This Weekend”

A Medieval Style Celebration at CTA Gala

“There’s no business like show business,” states one of my favorite old Broadway tunes, and certainly many of the community theater enthusiasts were out in full force to support the Annapolis Children’s Theater (CTA) at their Spring Gala last Saturday night. The theme was Camelot, and Christy Stouffer who is active in just about everyContinue reading “A Medieval Style Celebration at CTA Gala”

Enjoy the May Baskets!

If you don’t have time to get into downtown Annapolis today, I’ve put together a short slideshow of some of the beautiful baskets I encountered on my walk downtown this morning to visit the Farmers’ Market. Take note, that a number of folks were still scrambling to put their baskets together before the 10:00 a.m.Continue reading “Enjoy the May Baskets!”

Enjoy Flowers & Art All Month Long

If you get over to City Dock in Annapolis this morning, you can treat yourself to some lovely flowers and herbs to plant in your garden at the annual Four Rivers Garden Club Plant sale today. I took a few photos of the British taxi parked outside Reynold’s Tavern. Fans of the British monarchy wereContinue reading “Enjoy Flowers & Art All Month Long”

Glamorous Hats, Croquet, and May Baskets

It’s a weekend for wearing a hat. If you are a fan of William and Kate, you’ll be awake and seated in front of your TV at 6:00 a.m. in time to watch the royal wedding and if you don’t want to miss any of the festivities, you’ll have turned on your TV at 3:30Continue reading “Glamorous Hats, Croquet, and May Baskets”

Finished Your Taxes? Time to Relax

Yes, it’s that time of year again, the middle of April and time to file tax returns, or at the very least, file for an extension. I am the ultimate procrastinator when it comes to doing paperwork. Currently both my desk at home and my desk at the office are piled high with stacks ofContinue reading “Finished Your Taxes? Time to Relax”

Yard Sale Season Has Arrived!

Finally, some sunny skies and I just received word that Shady Side is planning a huge yard sale, encompassing the entire peninsula, the last Saturday of the month on April 30th. Mark your calendars if you are a yard sale junkie ie. love bargains. There is sure to be plenty to stop and see. SponsoredContinue reading “Yard Sale Season Has Arrived!”

Rediscover Local History or Just See a Good Play

Maryland Day is being celebrated all weekend long this year, with an emphasis on walking tours and visits to a variety of museums through-out our county. The tradition of celebrating the founding of Maryland began in 1903 and the official day is March 26th, 1633/34. It became a state holiday in 1916 with an emphasisContinue reading “Rediscover Local History or Just See a Good Play”

Opera, Flowers..Plenty of Choices This Weekend

Two young people very much in love are about to tie the knot, but instead everything gets tied up in a confusing tangle, as the plot twists and turns in Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart’s “Marriage of Figarro.” Count Almaviva and Countess Rosina, residents of Seville Spain do not have an entirely satisfactory marriage. The Count hasContinue reading “Opera, Flowers..Plenty of Choices This Weekend”

International Philadelphia Flower Show Oo La La

Springtime in Paris was the theme of this year’s International Flower Show which opened to the public on March 6th and continues through March 16th. Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies”, the street art of the underground subway system, intimate cafes, can can dancers at Le Moulin Rouge, and the 1950s musical “An American in Paris” allContinue reading “International Philadelphia Flower Show Oo La La”

Annapolis Mitchell Gallery Inspires Authors and Artists

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Number 51: Mannen Bridge and the Fukagawa District (1857) Series: Meisho Yedo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo) Ink on paper Tucked away in the far corner of the St. John’s College campus in Annapolis, sits The Mitchell Gallery. This handsome modern building, built in 1989 provides exhibition space for visitingContinue reading “Annapolis Mitchell Gallery Inspires Authors and Artists”

Dance the Night Away

I’e discovered a new venue for dancing. Last week I wrote about the Red Dress Dance at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. What a beautiful space with tall ceilings, a large stage for a big orchestra, and beautiful wood floors for doing everyting from the Lindy hop to a waltz. The only drawbackContinue reading “Dance the Night Away”

Dancing Date in Red

Our top story on the What’s Up? website is all about “Dancing Dates” and a quick look around the region for dances this weekend caused me to zero in on Glen Echo in Montgomery County managed by the National Park Service. The location of a number of weekly dancing events, on Saturday night February 12thContinue reading “Dancing Date in Red”

Banana Monologues Comes to Annapolis

Well you’ve all heard of the Vagina Monologues but have you heard of the Banana Monologues? Performed by comedian John Brennan they are being performed tonight at the Latin Quarter located at 169 West Street at 9:00 p.m.. The show, (tickets are $15) is almost sold out. They’ll be another performance tomorrow night (Saturday) asContinue reading “Banana Monologues Comes to Annapolis”

Annapolis is Lucky to Have Brian Ganz

The first time I ever heard Brian Ganz play the piano was at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, where I am a member, and I knew I was hearing something special. Many talented musicians are members of the congregation and give freely of their time to perform as part of morning services and toContinue reading “Annapolis is Lucky to Have Brian Ganz”