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Birds and the Bay

The term “birdwatcher” conjures up images of serious-looking people dressed in loose-fitting khakis with matching safari hats carrying pencils and clipboards with binoculars around their necks and speaking in low tones. I would like to be one of those people, but my impression is that they are early…

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Distanced, Artfully

Two months ago, I loved traversing through the streets of downtown Annapolis to take in all of the unique, lively, and creative energy that our area helps to foster. The bars and restaurants filled with patrons, outside seating beginning to fill up as the cold weather showed signs of breaking, live…

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Annapolis Things to Do Online

We are living in an unprecedented time right now. It seems like just yesterday that thousands of us gathered in downtown Annapolis to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade before gathering became, well, illegal. Photo courtesy of VAAAC So, what are we to do now? Well, Annapolis and Annapolitans are…

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Who’s Performing LIVE This Week Online! 4/20

Hey there! Back again with this week’s live music calendar. Some very exciting things happening in the Greater Annapolis Area Music Scene. Firstly, there are more and more artists finding a way to utilize technology to keep getting music to the good folks at home. Hurricane Kevin’s Virtual Open Mic…

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The Wonderful (Food) World of West Street

When it comes to dining options beyond downtown Annapolis proper, you can go North, to the eclectic restaurants scattered throughout West Annapolis, or you can go South, to the white tablecloth and high-end seafood restaurants in the Maritime Republic of Eastport. But if you really want to…

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Maryland Avenue Meals To-Go

Maryland Avenue is one of my favorite streets in Annapolis, and one of my favorite places to wind away an afternoon or evening. While things are different these days, here are places you can get a taste of the Avenue to go. Wine at Annebeth's. Photo courtesy of the author. Annebeth’s I’m always…

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Tunes From the Town: Virtual Concert Series

We could all use a bit of entertainment in our lives right now! The ongoing circumstances plaguing our nation has impacted everyone, including many talented musicians. As venues across the world closed due to the stay-at-home mandate, many performers have been unable to book performances. Leaving…

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Interview with Shannon Riesenfeld: Owner of Mango + Main

At times when communities feel like worlds apart, a trip to Rwanda can put us on a collision course that unites women around the world. Shannon Riesenfeld, owner of Mango + Main, brings fair trade products from far and near to her shop on Maryland Ave. From Rwanda to Peru to Haiti to China and…

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See Who's Performing LIVE This Week Online! 4/12

The Annapolis Music Scene is used to working hard. Finding venues to play throughout the week, promoting shows, making sure there is merch to sell to doting fans at their next engagement—often times holding down other responsibilities. After bars, restaurants and other music venues in the area were…

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