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| October 11, 2015, 01:11 PM | 1 Comment

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The 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 November 2015. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, the AAACCVB has put together a November 2015 Major Events Calendar. For a more comprehensive overview of events large and small, visit VisitAnnapolis.org.AAACCVB 250x250

First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, November 1 

Noon to 5:00 p.m.

First block of West and Calvert Streets, Annapolis

Admission: Free


Enjoy live entertainment as you stroll along the first block of West Street and Calvert Street next to Whitmore parking garage and peruse the work of 100 local and regional artists. Local restaurants set up outside cafes that are perfect for people watching and an afternoon bite to eat. Free parking for the family-friendly event is available at the state parking garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets.

As You Like It

Sunday, November 1-Sunday, November 15

Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.; Sundays, 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays 11/7 and 11/14 include additional shows at 2:00 p.m.

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Studio 111, 111 Chinquapin Round Road, Suite 114, Annapolis

Admission: $25-$55 



Mark your calendar now for one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies about flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity, As You Like It is a lighthearted look at the fickle and passionate nature of love. Will wit and merriment overcome jealousy and deception? How will true love ever find its way when it’s lost in the delightful madness of the forest? 

Mr. Paca’s Backyard – Young Architects
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3-4

10:00 a.m.

William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

Admission: $7 for non-members; $5 for HA members; Entire Series for non-members, $50; Entire series for HA members, $40

410- 267-7619

Historic Annapolis uses famous children’s stories to help preschoolers explore the 18th-century house and garden of William Paca. The book, Iggy Peck Architect, will not only make grownups laugh, it will make youngsters want to experiment with construction. Bit by bit, block by block, the day will be built into a larger than life project in this session that focuses on young architects.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, November 3-25

6:30 p.m. arrivals/cocktails; 7:00 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. show

1747 Pub at Reynolds Tavern, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis

Admission: $75, includes a three-course dinner and show



In the intimate 26-seat setting of the 1747 Pub, the Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents a fascinating look at Edgar Allan Poe, his poetry and the muse that inspired his prolific writing. Written by Gregory Thomas Martin. Directed by Sally Boyett. Seating is extremely limited. Advance purchases only. A three-course dinner is included in the ticket price. 

Taste of West County
Thursday, November 5

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rams Head Center Stage, Maryland Live Casino, 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, #7777, Hanover, MD

Admission: $25


Sample the specialties of some of your favorite West County Restaurants at this West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce event.

Bountiful Harvest
Friday, November 6

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Loews Annapolis, 126 West Street, Annapolis

Admission: $100


Chefs from local restaurants and catering companies will provide tastings of their specialties during this blue tie event to benefit the Light House. Evening includes a wide selection of silent and live auction items and jazz music by the Rob Levit Trio. All proceeds will benefit the homeless prevention support center in Annapolis. Attendees are encouraged to show their support by wearing blue. Anything blue will do: blue jeans, blue ball gowns, blue tuxedos or blue suede shoes. 

24th Annual Annapolis by Candlelight
Friday-Saturday, November 6-7

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Historic Homes in Downtown Annapolis

$30 general admission; $25 for members and volunteers

All tickets $35 after November 1


Take advantage of this once a year opportunity to peek inside some of the finest homes in Annapolis’s Historic District. Luminaries lead the way to centuries-old homes and public places during a magical self-guided tour of select homes and buildings along Prince George and Charles Streets. Tickets are available at the Historic Annapolis Museum at 99 Main Street or by calling 410-267-7619.

Friday, November 6-Sunday, December 20

Fridays, 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sundays, 2:00 p.m.

Compass Rose Theater, 49 Spa Road, Annapolis

Admission: Adults, $38; Military and Senior, $33; Students: $23


A place of wonderment and adventure, the town of Brigadoon emerges from the mists of Scotland just once a century. The musical love story beguiles the audience as it leads two American travelers into the world of long ago. The outstanding score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe that thrilled Broadway audiences long ago now graces the Compass Rose stage.

Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Tug o’ War
Saturday, November 7

Crack o’ noon

Eastport & Annapolis City Dock


Drawing on a decades-old rivalry, the annual charitable event features the longest tug-of-war over a body of water in the world, pitting downtown Annapolitans against the rebels of the mock-breakaway Maritime Republic of Eastport. Dubbed the Slaughter across the Water, it features a 1700-foot rope, 450 tuggers and 1000 spectators. A festival-like atmosphere overtakes downtown Eastport and Annapolis beginning at 11:00 a.m. Tugging begins promptly (more or less) at the crack o’ noon.

Downs Park 5 Miler
Saturday, November 7

8:30 a.m.

Down’s Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena


This is the 27th year for the popular run presented by Annapolis Striders.

Music for a New World
Saturday, November 7

8:00 p.m.

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

Admission: Section A: Non-Member $45, Member $40, Student $17; Section B: Non-Member $40, Member $35, Student $17


Live Arts Maryland pairs John Rutter’s magnificent Requiem with a stunning new piece by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo – Sunrise Mass. These come together with Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony #3 (movement 2) in a concert of ethereal, beautiful music.

Across the Bay 10K
Sunday, November 8

Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Annapolis


Some 20,000 runners from across the country and around the world are expected to compete in the 6.2-mile race that includes a 4.3-mile trek across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The race should be an exhilarating experience for runners who will see water vistas dotted by sailboats from atop the major dual-span bridge that normally does not allow pedestrian traffic. The bridge reaches 186 feet at its highest point. The event will benefit several charity partners.

Debussy, Dvorak & Brahms
Friday-Saturday, November 13-14

8:00 p.m.

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

Admission: Adults, starting at $38; Students, $13


The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra program explores friendly relationships between composers Henri Busser and Claude Debussy as well as Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorak. Selections include Debussy/Busser’s Petite Suite, Dvorak’s Concerto for Violin in A Minor and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major. Concertmaster violinist Netanel Draiblate will be making his debut as a concerto soloist with the ASO.

Navy vs. SMU
Saturday, November 14

3:30 p.m.

U.S. Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis


Watch Navy battle Southern Methodist University.

Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 14

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel


Shop for wild and not-so-wild new and gently-used treasures. Purchase unique gifts and support the Patuxent Research Refuge and the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 

Rocksgiving Tournament
Saturday, November 14  

Chesapeake Harbour Marina, 2030 Chesapeake Harbour Drive East, Annapolis



Annapolis’s premiere Striped Bass Fishing Tournament will benefit local charities. Among the awards are: a prize for a striped bass that breaks the Maryland state record (67.8 lbs.) and for the first striped bass weighing more than 55 lbs. delivered to Chesapeake Harbour Marina. 

34th Annual Concert of Tastes
Sunday, November 15

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Francis Scott Key Hall, St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis

Admission: $85


The Friends of the Annapolis Symphony event will showcase 16 Annapolis restaurants and food vendors. The evening includes music by Rob Levit and a raffle for items including original works of art, unique gifts, artisanal pieces and a chance to wine and dine with ASO maestro Jose-Luis Novo. Proceeds support the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and its musical education programs.

Lights on the Bay
Mid-November to January 1

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. nightly, weather permitting

$14/car; $50/bus

Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis


Don’t miss this spectacular drive-through holiday lights show beside the Chesapeake Bay. The event features more than 60 animated and stationary displays, including traditional Maryland-themed favorites, holiday and children’s displays. Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Mr. Paca’s Backyard – How Does Your Garden Grow?
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17-18

10:00 a.m.

William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

Admission: $7 for non-members; $5 for HA members; Entire Series for non-members, $50; Entire series for HA members, $40

410- 267-7619

Historic Annapolis uses famous children’s stories to help preschoolers explore the 18th-century house and garden of William Paca. The book, How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food, takes a look at how the food we eat today was made. A fieldtrip to the historic kitchen garden and Paca House kitchen will help youngsters understand where food comes from.

Lights on the Bay 5K and Fun Run
Friday, November 20

6:15 p.m.

Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E College Parkway, Annapolis


Presented by Annapolis Striders.

The Jason Bishop Show
Saturday, November 21

7:30 p.m.

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

Admission: Non-members, $25; Members, $20; Children, $20


Jason Bishop performs stunning, state-of-the-art magic and illusions. Providing fun for all ages, the show features amazing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and close-up magic projected onto huge screens. Come see why he’s called America’s Hottest Illusionist!

Cold Turkey 10K
Sunday, November 22

8:00 a.m.

Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills

This is the 17th year for the run presented by Annapolis Striders.

Turkey Trot Charity 5Ks
Thursday, November 26

8:30 a.m.

Greater Annapolis Family Center Y, 1209 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD

Admission: Online and in center: $35; Race Week (Sunday, 11/22 – Thursday, 11/26): $40; Youth ages 8-17 register for 1/2 off;

Children ages 7 & under register for FREE (still must register)


The Y in Central Maryland wants to help individuals put more “thanks” and “giving” into Thanksgiving by supporting struggling families in the community through its annual Turkey Trot Charity 5K Run and 5K Walk. Proceeds will help provide educational and enrichment opportunities for children of low income households. Day-of registrations accepted. NEW this year, all participants will be timed at no extra cost.

Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 28

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd Street, Annapolis

Admission: Free  


Celebrate the season with Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Holiday Bazaar. The festive shopping experience will feature dozens of local artisans offering one-of-a-kind gifts and works, including carved wildfowl plaques, whimsical watercolor creatures, hand-designed silk scarves, nautical lamps, sea glass pendants and a host of other unique items.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28

Downtown Shops and Stores throughout Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay

This is your chance to show local business owners that you care by shopping at their stores. In an age of global markets and capitalism, it’s far too easy for small businesses to struggle and fail, even if they have superior products and services. We have the power to turn this around. Small Business Saturday encourages people everywhere to change the world a little bit by shopping at small businesses on this designated day – and to make a habit of it in the future.  

Grand Illumination – City Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 29

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Market Space at the Market House, 25 Market Street, Annapolis

With support from the Annapolis business community, the Annapolis Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) will once again host the Lighting of the Tree in Annapolis during the city’s Grand Illumination event. Watch Santa arrive in town and enjoy singing and dance performances by area youth. The Jaycees will provide refreshments and ornaments children can use to decorate the tree. Attendees are invited to bring nonperishable food items and new, unwrapped toys for the Jaycees’ annual Angel Tree Project.   

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.

 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 from across the country and around the world.


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