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Alexis Blair is the Baltimore & Annapolis Editor for Miss A. Born and raised in Baltimore, she has a passion for all things pop-culture, fashion and entertainment related. In addition to Harry Potter and her carefully-crafted Netflix queue, she particularly enjoys Baltimore sports teams, Broadway theater, and red velvet cupcakes. A graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South, she studied English, Economics and Spanish. After working in economic development in California wine country, she returned to Charm City to pursue her passion for journalism, currently working as an editorial assistant for a bridal magazine and a marketing coordinator for Baltimore's historic Federal Hill neighborhood.

Baltimore And Annapolis Weekend Guide: July 17 – 20, 2014

1658459_562175720545362_585624257_oBRAnanza

Show your support for women’s health at the inaugural event, BRAnanza, a whimsical, uplifting event to benefit the Fund for Excellence in Women’s Health and Medicine at Mercy Medical Center. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Weinberg Center, home to all women’s health programs at Mercy, artists, businesses, and other local Baltimoreans have each decorated a bra, sized 36C, for display and auction at the festive “Cup”tail Party. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, food, drinks, and live and silent auctions as they browse over 60 embellished braziers, including a few Baltimore-themed beauties. Local organizations that lent their support and design to the event include The Tyanna Foundation, The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, La Cakerie, Clapp Communications, and many more. For those unable to attend Thursday’s cocktail party, the entire gallery of bras is open to the public during the day on Wednesday and Thursday.

WHEN:
Gallery Hours – Wednesday & Thursday, July 16-17, 2014 Noon-5:00 p.m.
“Cup”tail Party – Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00-9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
The Weinberg Center at Mercy
227 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Ph. 410-332-9290

TICKETS:
Gallery Hours – Free Admission
“Cup”tail Party – $50 in advance, $60 at the door
Please click here to purchase.

Mariner Music Fest Flyer

Mariner Music Fest

Downtown Annapolis will be rockin’ and rollin’ for the Avergan Foundation at this weekend’s first annual Mariner Music Fest! The all-day event will feature live bands from noon ’til night, starting the afternoon with a family-focused selection of music just for kids on the Metropolitan rooftop. Little ones can sing and dance along with Music Together Chesapeake and The Singing Lizard while testing their own musical chops with kid-friendly instruments. The main event begins at 3 p.m. as local bands including Skribe, Shirkaday, Carl Reef, and What Happens in Vegas featuring Lez Warner take the stage to give the grown-ups a chance to dance. Avergan Foundation founders Tom and Allison Barnhill hope that this festival will be the first of many as it only continues to grow. “With autism spectrum disorders affecting so many families, we aren’t afraid to dream big,” Barnhill says.

 

WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Noon-9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
169 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph. 443-758-8938

TICKETS:
$5, Children 2-12
$20, Adults
Please click here to purchase.

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