February events by AAACCVB

| January 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

ammThe Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be taking place in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay throughout February 2015. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, the AAACCVB has put together a February 2015 Major Events Calendar. For a more comprehensive overview of events large and small, visit VisitAnnapolis.org.

February 2015 Major Events

A Lineage of American Perceptual Painters

Thursday, January 15 – Sunday, March 1

St. John’s College, Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis

Admission: Free

www.sjc.edu

410-626-2556

The exhibition of early 20th-century and modern American Perceptual Realists focuses on a niche of American Realism begun in part by Edwin Dickinson (1891-1978), a student and contemporary of Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930).

Stormy Weather

Thursday, January 15 – Sunday, March 15

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Eastport, Annapolis

www.amaritime.org

410-295-0104

The Maryland Federation of Art’s juried exhibition features 46 pieces of artwork created by 38 artists. It depicts the sights, sounds, colors, impact and anticipation of weather. The jurors are Fox 45 News reporter and meteorologist Emily Gracey and Barry Shauck, assistant professor and head of art teacher education at Boston University’s College of Fine Art.

Annapolis Antiques Show

Saturday and Sunday, January 31 – February 1

Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

National Guard Armory, 18 Willow Street, Annapolis

Admission: $10

www.dfshows.com

434-361-1770

Antiques dealers from across the country will offer country and formal furniture, American folk art, fine art, nautical items, silver, porcelains, jewelry, decorative accessories and much more. Antiques are the original “green”. Invest in the future by recycling the past. Free parking and food available. Produced by Dordy Fontinel Show Management, Inc.

Maryland My Maryland

February 1-28 

Held in two locations – McBride Gallery, 215 Main Street, Annapolis and

Lowe & Taylor House of Delegates Office Building, Committee Hearing Room, Bladen Street, Annapolis

www.mcbridegallery.com

410-267-7077

More than 20 artists will exhibit bronze sculpture, oil paintings, watercolor, pastel and original etchings portraying the beauty of the state. The exhibition will celebrate Maryland scenes from city life, the countryside and the Chesapeake Bay. It will feature Bay wildlife as well as recreational activities on and around the water.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series

Wednesday, February 4

11:30 a.m.

Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side

Admission: $20 for one luncheon; $90 for the six-part series

www.CaptainAveryMuseum.org

410-867-4486

In this fourth of a six-part luncheon series, historian John Colhoun will discuss the Chesapeake steamboat, The Emma Giles. Attendees will dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts. Reservations required. RSVP at 410-266-8846.

Landing Ship Tanks at D-Day: Construction on the Ohio, Training on the Chesapeake and Victory at Normandy

Thursday, February 5

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Eastport, Annapolis

Admission: $10; free for AMM members first mate and above

http://amaritime.org/ 

410-295-0104

In this fourth of an eight-part lecture series, Professor of History Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Craig Symonds, discusses how landing ship tanks are built and the critical role they and the landing craft infantry played in planning and executing the D-Day invasion.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series

Wednesday, February 11

11:30 a.m.

Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side

Admission: $20 for one luncheon; $90 for the six-part series

www.CaptainAveryMuseum.org

410-867-4486

This fifth in a six-part luncheon series features Chair of Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation, John Bacon. Attendees will dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts. Reservations required. RSVP at 410-266-8846.

Eric Benet Concert

Thursday, February 12

8:00 p.m.

Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis

Admission: $65

www.ramsheadonstage.com 

410-268-4545

R&B crooner, songwriter and actor, Eric Benét has successfully released six albums including his latest album featuring hits, “Real Love,” “Harriett Jones,” and “News for You.”

Valentine’s 5K

Saturday, February 14

10:00 a.m.

Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville

www.annapolisstriders.org/2015/RaceSchedule.html

Presented by Annapolis Striders.

Jazz on Sunday with Quartet 122 & Students

Sunday, February 15

3:00 p.m. 

Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park

Admission: $10 – $15

www.Chesapeakearts.org 

410-636-6597

A new and innovative ensemble that includes four multifaceted musicians. Quartet 122’s eclectic nature gives them the opportunity to deliver a unique, innovative, and highly charged concert experience.

Tab Benoit Concert

Monday-Tuesday, February 16-17

8:00 p.m.

Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis

Admission: $33

www.ramsheadonstage.com

410-268-4545

Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit makes his home near New Orleans in Houma, Louisiana. He’s one of a handful of bright rising stars on the modern blues scene.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series

Wednesday, February 18

11:30 a.m.

Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side

Admission: $20 for one luncheon; $90 for the six-part series

www.CaptainAveryMuseum.org 

410-867-4486

In this last of a six-part luncheon series, Dr. Robert Standish Norris discusses his book, Racing for the Bomb. It details the life of career Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Leslie Groves and the request made of him in September 1942 – to build the atomic bomb. Norris’ biography places Groves at the center of the Manhattan Project story. Attendees will dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts. Reservations required. RSVP at 410-266-8846.

2nd Annual Playwright Festival

Saturday, February 21

Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park

www.Chesapeakearts.org  

410-636-6597

Last year The Chesapeake Arts Center and WCS Productions challenged with the line, “I see Bunnies.” Our next challenge promises to stir the imagination! Stay tuned for more information on the next playwright adventure!

The Ambassador’s (Other) Ball

Saturday, February 21

7:00 p.m.

Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State Street, Annapolis

Admission: $25

www.themre.org

Get ready for the rump-shakingest, floor-struttingest, munchingest Mardi Gras party north of N’awlins – the Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Ambassador’s (Other) Ball & Mardi Gras Party. You won’t want the miss this signature event of the maritime social season. Wear a costume (optional, but strongly encouraged). Bring your dancing shoes: The renowned Little Red & the Renegades will command the bandstand while you dance the night away. Dance instructions will be offered before the band begins to play.

African-American Heritage Tour

Saturday, February 21

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tour departs from the Information Booth at City Dock, Annapolis

Admission: $18/Adult; $10/Child ages 3-11; 2 and under free. Reservations and photo I.D. required.

http://www.annapolistours.com

410-268-7600

Explore the history and culture of Maryland’s African-American community. Tour includes Thurgood Marshall and Alex Haley Memorials, among other African-American focal points. For more than 300 years, African Americans have comprised a significant portion of the population of the state of Maryland, Anne Arundel County and the city of Annapolis.

Annapolis Restaurant Week

Monday, February 23, through Sunday, March 1

Participating restaurants in Historic and Greater Annapolis

www.AnnapolisRestaurantWeek.com

Foodies are readying their palates for a week of deals and savory dishes at dozens of Annapolis and Annapolis-area restaurants during the Seventh Annual Annapolis Restaurant Week. Take advantage of the opportunity to try that little-known restaurant you’ve been meaning to sample or indulge at one of your favorites. Enjoy two-course fixed-price breakfasts for $12.95, two-course luncheons for $15.95, and three-course fixed-price dinners for $32.95.  

Cinderella

Friday-Sunday, February 20-22

Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Admission: Section A: Adult $47; Member $42; senior $38; student $27; child $22 Section B: adult $40; member $35; senior $33; student $24; child $19 (plus ticket fees)

http://balletmaryland.org 

410-224-5644

The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents one of the most beloved fairytales of all time, complete with a fairy godmother, a handsome prince, an unforgettable ball, and the funniest ugly sisters you can imagine. The magnificent staging, music and costumes promise eye-popping stage magic and fantasy to captivate children of all ages. Enjoy a free Princess Party one hour prior to Sunday’s matinee performance. Come dressed as your favorite fairytale character; have your picture taken with Cinderella; and enjoy tea party treats and surprises.

In Vino Veritas (In Wine there is Truth)

Friday-Saturday, February 27-28

St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis

Admission: Grand Tasting General Admission: $45; Grand Tasting Early Admission and Riedel glass set: $100; workshops: $30 and $40 each 

www.sjc.edu

410-626-2530

Enjoy a dinner and wine tasting with St. John’s College alumni winemakers and special guest alumnus Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and winner of the 1976 “Judgment of Paris.” On Saturday, February 28, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., In Vino Veritas features a Grand Tasting of wines from around the world, more than 100 wines and a variety of tastings and workshops. St. John’s alumni winemakers will have a special section at the tastings. Proceeds fund scholarships for St. John’s undergraduates. 

Dinnerstein, Ravel, and a Hero’s Life

Friday-Saturday, February 27-28

8:00 p.m.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Tickets from $35; Students $10

http://www.annapolissymphony.org/2014-2015-season 

410-263-0907

Celebrated American pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to perform Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Music Director Jose-Luis Novo will also conduct the orchestra in The Garden of Fand by Sir Arnold Bax and Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). 

For high resolution images of many of the events listed above, visit the AAACCVB photo gallery or contact Susan Steckman. For timely media updates from the AAACCVB, “like” Visit Annapolis Media Resources on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @visitanapmr.

The AAACCVB is a nonprofit, membership-based destination marketing organization that generates revenues for the local economy by promoting Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay to leisure and business travelers across the country and around the world. 

Source: AAACCVB

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