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Bay Theatre – Free Wine and Words!!

BTC Wine n WordsBay Theatre Company returns for another Free Wine and Words play reading at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis.

Monday, September 8 at 7PM!

Come and enjoy a glass of wine as the cast bring to life another hilarious comedy!

Sandy, the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, who are getting married–by the King himself–as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn’t know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest all: Sandy’s fifth and final wedding which reveals a hilarious twist!

Reserve your seats today by emailing


Rams Head Group presents


August 16, 2014 @

Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds

1450 Generals Higway, Annapolis, MD. 21032

The festival will feature 19 bands, 3 stages, food trucks, craft beers & more.
Featuring National Acts such as – The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Dashboard Confessional, Eric Hutchinson, Sleeper Agent, Hellogoodbye, Jimmies Chicken Shack,
Chappo, Twin Forks and Colony House

And, Regional Bands like – Pasadena, Damn Right, Sweet Leda, Higher Hands, Little Bird, Skribe, The Baby Grand and Brothers Clair

Get more information online at –

Jazz & Gospel In Whitmore Park

jazz_ipad_wallpaper-other Friends of Annapolis Parks & We Care and Friends  Presents – Free Concerts!

Whitmore Park 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at the corner of Calvert and Clay Streets, across from the Arundel Center.

Dixie Hotel Jazz Nite summer program begins Thursday June 12th and every other Thursday through October 2nd (June 26, July 12 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 8, and October 2).

Gospel in the Park summer program begins Sunday June 15th and every other Sunday through October 5th (June 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 7 & 21, and October 5).
Bring your own Lawn Chairs, Food & Drinks, no alcohol please.
Weather permitting.   For more information phone 410-263-2874.
Friends of Annapolis Parks & We Care and Friends

What Chick is Your Favorite?

Win a prize in our favorite chicken contest

Tell us about your favorite Chicken sculpture in the Arts in Entertainment District. Post your short essay on our Facebook page, Like our page, invite two friends and be entered to win a prize!
We’ve already received a pair of tickets to a summer performance of “Alice in Wonderland ” at the Compass Rose Theater and more prizes will be announced. We’re eager to read what you have to say. To get you started, here’s an essay by Nadja Maril about her favorite chicken.


My Favorite Chick by Nadja Maril

Recently two of my neighbors started raising chickens in the side yard of their Annapolis home.MonaLisa Chick There’s a beautiful Rhode Island Red and another chicken with speckled plumage and a third with pale white feathers. Each day the birds deposit several eggs in their chicken coop, which are gathered and later cracked open, whipped and served up as delicious fresh omelets.

But there are other chickens that hang out just up the street from where I live, in what is designated the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District. While they don’t provide food for consumption, they do provide food for thought. if I walk towards the harbor along West Street ,I start to catch sight of these chickens which are a completely different variety of bird. They are large and tall, imposing fiberglass statues that are all the same size but take on a variety of identities from a colorful firefighting chicken to a dignified Mona Lisa.

Which one is your favorite? Each time I take a walk I see the chickens and notice a different feature, ornament, or design painted or glued to their surface. Some are hatching out of an egg. Several are congregating in a flock.

Several of the chicks have been decorated bystudents as a group art project. The chicken decorated with flags from countries from all over the globe in international plumage is the progeny of the International Montessori School. My favorite chicken is the Mona Lisa by the students at Indian Creek School because I think it had to be quite a challenge to transform a lighthearted chicken into a serious renaissance lady.

If you have a favorite chicken or would like to choose a favorite, you will be eligible to win a prize courtesy of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and participating businesses and Arts Organizations. First visit The Annapolis  rts &  Entertainment Facebook page.  When you visit the Facebook page, like the page and invite two friends to like our page. Tell us about your favorite West Street Chick and you are entered in the contest. It’s that easy.

Remember to visit the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment district between Spa Road and Calvert Street and choose your favorite chicken. While you are in there enjoy art, entertainment shop local. There are many great restaurants and shops.

–Nadja Maril

A&E Districts Attract Visitors, Support More Than 5,000 New Jobs

Maryland’s 20 Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts collectively supported more than 5,000 new jobs that paid $149 million in wages in Fiscal Year 2013, a new study shows. New jobs combined with A&E District festivals and events supported more than $458 million in state GDP and $36 million in state and local tax revenue.

The study, commissioned by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and conducted by Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI), underscores the positive impact of cultural districts on the local economy.

“Maryland is a state with strong communities, a wealth of creative assets and a thriving tourism industry” said Dominick Murray, Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. “We capitalize on those distinctive qualities through A&E Districts, which advance our local economies and support cultural experiences that residents and visitors can enjoy.”  Read the full article here.



Egg hunt dowimagentown! We have 20 giant eggs hiding throughout the Arts District! Some have prizes with them and there is a golden egg with $100 cash. #eggsgrande The egg hunt will start 6am Saturday morning and go all day.

AAC Artists – Laura Estelle Gallagher

laura gChesapeake Arts Center’s Exhibit at the Aloft BWI Hotel
“Meet the Artist” reception with Laura Gallagher
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm at

Aloft BWI Hotel – 1741 West Nursery Road, Linthicum , Maryland (P) 410-691-6969
Food, Cash Bar, Art & Friends! – No cover to enter!

Laura Gallager has been painting professionally about four years. She paints to find simplicity and peace in this wild world. She specializes in painting for children’s rooms and pet portraits. Her work has been displayed at Severna coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques in the Annapolis area. You can view her art here.