It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Greater Annapolis Patch has the plan ready for you. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
- Where/When: Whole Foods Market, Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole. Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Why: All dinners purchased will benefit Sarah's House. Sarah's House provides emergency shelter for as many as 66 people and transitional housing for 22 families in the area.
- Price: $65 per person includes tax and gratuity. Limited to 24 guests.
- Where/When: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD, 21401. Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
- Why: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is hosting its 6th annual "All That Art" exhibition and fundraiser. The event will feature art to be auctioned off to benefit the galleries and contributing artists. Reception will include an array of hors d’oeuvres, wine, margaritas and entertainment.
- Price: $75.
- Where/When: Kerr Center for the Arts, 109 Burns Crossing Rd., Severn, MD 21144. Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m.
Why: Annapolis Area Christian School (AACS) hosts an annual Variety Show to showcase all AACS students, faculty, staff and alumni talents. The acts can range from Broadway musicals to stand-up comedy to a choreographed number.
Price: Adults $10, students $7.
- Where/When: The Westin Annapolis, 49 Spa Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401. Saturday, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Why: The Rotary Club of Annapolis will host the“Black Tie and Diamonds” gala at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. The proceeds from the event benefit the Light House shelter, a homeless-prevention support center serving Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The event will feature cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to the music of Millenium.
Price: $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.
- Where/When:St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401 (Key Auditorium), Monday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Why: Fred Kent, president of the nonprofit organization Project for Public Spaces, will speak to the community on how Annapolis is today and the great potential for its positive future. Kent is a world-renowned expert in guiding communities like Annapolis in the revitalization of their downtowns and waterfronts. This illustrated talk is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7 p.m.