There’s no need to hold back in Annapolis–new musicals, Bay cruises, green events, and fun are right around the corner. Let Annapolis entertain you this week!
Sailing, the Chesapeake Bay, and impeccable wines all combine on Sunday, August 12, with Schooner Woodwind’s specialty “Wine in the Wind” tour. Laugh three and a half hours away with friends, wines from Australia and New Zealand, and incredible photo opportunities. Naturally, appetizers and buffet food are served on board so no one falls overboard. The price is $99 per person. The boat leaves at 1:30 p.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Head to http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/specialty-sailing-cruises-chesapeake-bay/schooner-woodwind-sailing-schedule/ to purchase tickets, and do it quick! There are only spots for 35 guests.
Another fantastic water touring company, Watermark Cruises, hosts a multitude of cruises every week during the summer. They offer 40 minute, 90 minute, and all day cruises at comparable rates. Some unforgettable cruises coming up include tours around Spa Creek, the Naval Academy, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. To plan for your next watery adventure, go to http://cruisesonthebay.com/event/.
The music industry wows this week thanks to venues like Ram’s Head and 49 West Coffeehouse. 49 West displays the best of jazz with local favorites and newcomers. On Monday, they host Rob Levit at 8:30 p.m. for $6. Tuesday, see Unified Jazz Ensemble at 8:30 p.m. for $6. Wednesday, Frank & Amy play modern jazz for $6 at 8 p.m. Rob Levit returns on Thursday at the same time and cost as Tuesday. Friday, newcomer Mary Alouette & The Djams perform gypsy jazz at 8 p.m. See this high-energy group for $20. Saturday, it’s time again for intimate jazz with Bob Boguslaw Quartet at 8 p.m. Bring a date and $20 for you both. Sunday, Jonathan Stone sings smooth, sultry songs for free at 10 a.m. Four hours later on Sunday, see Swing Brothers for free. To find out more, go to http://www.49westcoffeehouse.com/.
Ram’s Head never fails to please. The wildly popular love crooner, Billy Ocean, performs this Tuesday at 8 p.m. See Ocean for $55. Dave Navarro treats the crowd to country music at 8 p.m. on Wednesday for $22.50. Singer/songwriter Howie Day performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Listen to Day for $22.50. Rick Braun and Richard Elliott perform jazz music together on Friday at 7 and 10 p.m. for $35. On Saturday, Slim Man performs jazzy songs at 8 p.m. for $22.50. Marcus Johnson rewards the audience with lovely jazz songs at 8 p.m. for $22.50. To purchase tickets, go to http://tickets.ramsheadonstage.com/.
These warm summer nights won’t last forever–take advantage of them with outdoor jazz concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Tom Lagana Group performs for free on the lawn at Maryland Hall this Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring food and drinks if you’d like. Seating is not provided, so break out the old camp chairs. Click on the following link for a sample of Tom Lagana Group’s music: http://tickets.marylandhall.org/default.asp.
Bay Theatre continues their hilarious musical for kids, Rumple Who?, through August 19. The plot follows a goofy little boy with a name too long to even type. Take the kids on Sunday at 11 a.m. Head to http://baytheatre.org/ to grab tickets and find out more.
The plot of Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s new musical, Xanadu, is nothing short of magical yet modern. Essentially, a Greek muse transcends to Earth to inspire a struggling artist in California for the creation of the first roller disco. You’ll see actors and singers on skates, enjoy hysterical comedy, and participate in night of whimsy. The musical opens August 9. Go to http://www.summergarden.com/season.html to procure tickets.
Living a green life has never been in easier in Annapolis thanks to entertaining events like canoe excursions and beach cleanups. This week, participate in the canoe trip sponsored by Smithsonian Environmental Research Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Guides will teach attendees about various wildlife and bodies of water. The cost for adults is $14 and kids cost $7. There’s no need to be an Olympic rower–it’s all about environmental learning! You must register for this event that leaves from the Reed Education Center in Edgewater.
Next up on the green calendar takes place on land–”Citizen Science: Reptile & Amphibian Survey.” This afternoon event (1-3 p.m.) takes participants for an exclusive look at turtles, snakes, frogs, and other squirmy creatures at the Reed Education Center. Wear your old boots for this trip through reptile land. This event also takes place on Saturday. The froggy fun is free.
The final green event on Saturday takes us back to the water and is quite luxurious. Historic London Town & Gardens teams up with caterers and musicians to offer a “Green Roof Cruise.” This two hour cruise teaches attendees about Historic London Town’s new Green Roof project. Eat some food, listen to live music, and sail South River while learning about a green endeavor. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $20 for kids.
The beach cleanup at South River Farm allows participants to live green and practice philanthropy. Enjoy the outdoors and preserving one of Anne Arundel County’s natural sites. The cleanup takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m. To register for any of these events or to learn more, head to http://www.annapolisgreen.com/calendar.html.
Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel serves as the jumping off point for a historical cruise with Schooner Woodwind on Monday, August 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cruise teaches attendees how preservation saved Annapolis from being lost forever. The cost is $39 for adults and $25 for kids. Head to www.annapolis.org to learn more.