Spend five minutes in Annapolis and you’ll know there’s an abundance of shops to visit, restaurants to try, and amazing views to capture. Even still, there are plenty of planned events that also show off the best of Annapolis. Enjoy musicals, live music, green events, and educational programs that boast of Annapolis history this week.
Musicals can be serious, about love, or silly. The audience demographic can range from toddler to ninety-nine. This week at Bay Theatre Company, the hilarious musical for children under 10, Rumple Who?, catalogs the life a boy named Rumplestiltskin. The show is scheduled from now until August 19. Shows are on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Go to www.baytheatre.org to acquire tickets.
This week, great musicals come to a close at Infinity Theatre. Dames at Sea ends August 5. This lively performance follows a small town girl in a big city as she struggles to balance her dream of performing and falling in love with a sailor. The musical shows Thursdays at 2 and 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Tall Tales of Enoch ends on Sunday. This musical perfect for kids shows the trouble a little boy gets into telling lies. See this musical on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Stories: Live and In Person also ends this week on Saturday. Treat the kids to three different narratives all told with enthusiasm! Performances are on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 877-501-8499 to purchase tickets for Infinity Theatre performances.
Ram’s Head entertains with big name acts in a more intimate setting than most major music venues. This week, Toad the Wet Sprocket treats the crowd to their pop/rock music at 6 and 9 p.m. on Monday. See this group for $46. Kindred the Family Soul performs soul tunes on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Appreciate your soul with their soul music for $39.50. Wednesday and Thursday see the same act–Pat Metheny Unity Band at 8 p.m. See this jazzy group for $85. Grainger & Friends performs jazz music on Friday at 8 p.m. The cost to see their show is $22.50. Saturday, rock to electric blues with Tom Principato Band at 8:30 p.m. This group costs $22.50 to see. Sunday, James McMurty sings folk/rock songs at 8 p.m. See this music crooner for $25. Purchase tickets on the provided site: http://tickets.ramsheadonstage.com/.
Sway to smooth jazz in a coffeehouse setting at 49 West Coffeehouse. Monday, Justin Trawick performs along with nine local singer/songwriters. The cover charge is $10 but gets you delightful music from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble performs from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. for $6. August 1, it’s Starr’s Jazz Jam with Joe Byrd. The jazz begins at 7 p.m. and costs $10. Thursday, listen to Rob Levit Group’s guitar music for $6. The group starts at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Tom Mitchell & Friends performs at 8 p.m. for $10. Saturday, enjoy Greg Martins & Lea at 8 p.m. for $8. Sunday, the lineup is as follows: Jonathan Stone at 10 a.m. and Gary & Leah at 4 p.m. Both events are free of charge. To learn more, go to http://49westcoffeehouse.com/calendar/index.php.
Famous people receive their own awards and shows, so why shouldn’t famous animals? This Friday, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium hosts the 67th Annual Rotary Club Crab Feast from 5 to 8 p.m. All the male crabs you can eat are the stars of this event. Socialize with Old Bay all over your face and fingers for $60. Kids under 3 to 12 cost $20, while kids under 3 are free. Call 877-333-9667 to learn more.
Learning on the open waters may be the dream of many, but for those in Annapolis, it’s reality thanks to Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel and Schooner Woodwind. This Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., guests aboard Woodwind can learn about pirate life, treasure, and the Chesapeake Bay. Tickets cost $39 for adults, $25 for kids under 12, and $37 seniors. For information on this event and the following two, head to http://www.annapolis.org/index.asp?pageid=133.
Back on land, kids and adults alike can learn Annapolis history at William Paca House. The historic property on Prince George Street offers tours with a colonial this Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Adults pay $10 and kids under 17 pay $5. No reservations are needed.
Also on land but on Main Street, guests can learn about colonial stitching and make history at Historic Annapolis Museum. Attendees literally stitch their names into history. There’s no admission or reservation needed. Drop by between noon and 4 p.m.
Birds are an integral part of the ecosystem, but are also beautiful to observe! Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary hosts a bird walk this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Observe nature on a guided tour in one of Maryland’s most lovely habitats. Bring the kids and wear comfy shoes. Go to http://www.annapolisgreen.com/calendar.html to learn about this event and the following one.
Ever wonder how Native Americans made medicine from natural elements? Learn the art this Saturday from 9 to noon with Art of Earth, LLC. There is a $25 deposit required, and the cost of the class is $55.