Well, Summer is winding down but lots of activities are still happening to keep the summer spirit alive.
Celebrate two of Annapolis’ favorite things, wine and dogs, from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight at the fourth Wag & Wine at Great Frogs Winery (3218 Harness Creek Road). A benefit for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the event will feature food available for purchase from Harry Browne’s and, of course, fabulous wine from Great Frogs. Enjoy live music from Kavoossi.
Music Box: Faithful gather for In Gratitude’s tribute show
Music Box: Faithful gather for In Gratitude’s tribute show
There is no admission fee, but it’s super important that you car pool to allow everyone the opportunity to park. Cars with four or more patrons will receive a 10 percent discount coupon for Paws Pet Boutique, a free Great Frogs wine tasting and a “My dog Digs Annapolis” sticker. There also will be two raffles of great goods and services.
This is a dog-friendly event, but please remember that dogs must be up to date on shots and kept on a leash. For more info, visit www.pawspetboutique.com/news-events/.
Dogs are at the forefront at the concert series at the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole tonight as well, as the second Rockin’ Raffle for SPCA returns with 1980s tribute band, The Reagan Years, putting on the show. From 5 to 7 p.m. before the concert begins, you can purchase a $1 raffle ticket at a table on the plaza to qualify for one of three prize baskets from Towne Centre merchants. Each prize basket contains gift cards and merchandise worth approximately $400. At 8:30 p.m. following the concert, the winning tickets will be drawn and announced from the stage. You must be present to win.
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County will also be on hand at the Rockin’ Raffle table with special canine and feline guests of honor. For more information, call Cleo’s at 410-266-5540.
Looking for a waterfront place to relax and forget the woes of the week? Check out Sam’s on the Waterfront (2020 Chesapeake Harbour Drive East) tonight and their Proud Mary’s Dock Bar where the Mitch & Scott Acoustic Duo will be playing starting at 7. Enjoy fresh orange and grapefruit crushes as well as frozen drinks like watermelon, pina colada, strawberry, margaritas and mudslides.
Coming up: Colonial Players kick off new season with ‘Last Case’
Only two weekends remain for the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 50th season’s final performance, “The Addams Family” musical. The tale centers on Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, who has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.
Performances are at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 6. Tickets are $22.
For more information, visit www.summergarden.com or call 410-268-9212.
Give English country dancing a try Saturday night at the Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Road. Susan Taylor will call the dance to the music of Judy Meyers on piano and Emily Aubrey on violin. The evening includes a free introductory session at 6:30 followed by dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. All ages are welcome and all dances will be taught and walked through; no experience or partner required. Admission is $10. What to learn more? Call Jan Scopel at 443-540-0867 or Ann Fallon at 410-268-0231 or visit www.contradancers.com/atds.
On the shore Saturday night at the Fisherman’s Inn Crab Deck (3116 Main St., Grasonville), enjoy the local very popular band 21 Horses from 6 to 10. Dance to the sounds of this country-rock band and enjoy a great evening on the bay.
Back on this side, the Greg Phillips Band rocks out at the Blackwall Hitch (600 Sixth St.) starting at 9:30 Saturday night. Get there early and enjoy sunset on their rooftop deck.
Annapolis is in for a rare treat starting at 7:30 Sunday night: Telesma bassist and songwriter Bryan Jones performs some of his own music plus on-the-spot collaborative improvisations with Adrian Bond and Joanne Juskus at 49 West.
On drums will be the inimitable Mike Kirby, drummer for Telesma and Voodoo Pharmacology. pillowbook will also perform. This great evening of music is presented by Last Sundays at 49. Space is limited so reservations are suggested for this show. Call 410-626-9796.
There is lots of yummy food, drink, spirits and coffee to be had along with the great music.
Monday nights at Tsunami (51 West St.) are half-price bottles of wine nights. Enjoy any of the bottles on their list — including sake and champagne — at half off. That is a great deal!
In the Vane of… returns to Ram’s Head On Stage (33 West St.) on Wednesday for a night that mixes the familiarity of your favorite songs along with new tunes inspired by a featured legendary artist — all performed by local Annapolis musicians — to raise funds for Annapolis Musician Fund for Musicians (AMFM). This time around, the theme is The Beatles and it promises to be a fantastic night of music.
Artists lined up to perform include Starbelly, Doug Segree Band, Dan Haas, David Glaser, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Bumpin Uglies, Magic Bus, Angela Charles Music, Jenn Reichwein Byrne, Larry Byrne & Crosstown, Tobias Russell Music and a few more. Each featured act will perform one Beatles song and one original tune that is in the style of, about, or tribute to The Beatles.
Tickets are $30 and some are still available at www.ramsheadonstage.com/event/926357-in-vane-beatles-annapolis.
The Annapolis Bookstore (35 Maryland Ave.) will host the next installment in their Spies Among Us series of readings and discussions at 7 Wednesday night. Michael “P”, a CIA veteran for 30+ years and fellow book collector, will be leading the discussion on “Agents of Innocence,” by David Ignatius, this month’s selection of the Spies Among Us series. Books are available at the shop. Admission is $5.
The last of this season’s Wednesday Night Races is next week, a sign of the coming end of summer fun. Enjoy dinner and drinks, and a perfect view of the finish line, on the deck at Carrol’s Creek Cafe (410 Severn Ave.), and then head over to the Boatyard (400 Fourth St.) afterward for race videos and lots of rum.