Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Whats New with Events
Better Living through Chemistry Individuals who know and love Annapolis wont want to miss the Maryland-made movie released in 75 theaters nationwide on March 14. Written and directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, the movie stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta and Jane Fonda. Its about a small town pharmacist (played by Sam Rockwell) who is in a rut until he meets trophy wife Elizabeth Roberts (played by Olivia Wilde) and takes a walk on the wild side. Among the Annapolis locations featured in the film are: State Circle, Maryland Avenue, Main Street, Galway Bay Irish Pub, Niland & Company Jewelers building, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Quiet Waters Park. Through the efforts of the Maryland Film Office, Better Living through Chemistry was shot in Maryland in the summer of 2012. According to the Film Office, the movie hired nearly 200 Maryland crew, cast members and extras and directly purchased or rented goods and/or services from 571 Maryland vendors. More than 200 of the businesses patronized were in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
U.S. Yacht Shows, Inc.In December 2013, the long-time general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows, Paul Jacobs, and his partners assumed ownership of the Boat Shows from C. Edward Hartman, II. Jacobs and a team of four local business professionals are carrying on the tradition of hosting some of the most prestigious boat shows in the world. Along with taking on the role of corporate president, Jacobs is continuing his responsibilities as general manager, and the entire management team and permanent staff remains in place. The new owners include Sheila Jones, Annapolis Boat Shows manager; Peter Trogdon, owner of Weems and Plath, an international marine industry business based in Eastport; Bob Crain, owner of Applied Lighting; and Mary Ewenson, owner of SpinSheet and PropTalk magazines. The 2014 boat show dates are as follows: Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 11-13, Stevensville, MD; Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show featuring Cruisers University, April 25-27, Annapolis, MD; United States Sailboat Show featuring the Annapolis Brokerage Show, October 9-13, Annapolis, MD; and United States Powerboat Show featuring the Annapolis Brokerage Show, October 16-19, Annapolis, MD. http://www.usboat.com, 410-268-8828.
Eco Adventures Earth Day ExtraordinaireWhat better place to party for the planet than in Eco Adventures rainforest? On Saturday, April 26, from noon until 4:00 p.m., visitors can indulge in a host of fun games as Eco Adventures pays tribute to Mother Earth. Theyre planning to make her proud with lots of environmental entertainment and enlightenment, including live animal interactions, face painting, eco-friendly crafts, food, fun, and more. Admission to the enormous Earth Day blowout party for the planet is $ 5.00. Owned and operated by scientist, educator and TV personality Dr. Brady Barr of National Geographic fame, Eco Adventures opened just outside of Annapolis in December 2013. Its core mission is education, enrichment and conservation. http://ecoadventures.org/, 410-279-5416 or 410-987-1300
Paint AnnapolisTheres a new organization at the helm of Paint Annapolis. The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) will be hosting the June 23-29, 2014 plein air painting event. For the first time in its 12-year history, the 2014 event invites 30 juried artists from across the country to look beyond Annapolis to the whole of Anne Arundel County for their inspiration. The four-day juried plein air painting competition attracts artists and art enthusiasts from across the country. Their artwork will be displayed and sold at the MFA Circle Gallery on State Circle through Sunday, June 29. A new addition to this years event is an after 5:00 p.m. Nocturne painting event in Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District on Thursday, June 26. The public is invited to participate in the Nocturne event as well as in the ever-popular Dueling Brushes event at City Dock on Saturday, June 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In this friendly competition, artists have 1.5 hours to paint. Their work will be displayed and sold at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. http://www.mdfedart.com/, 410-268-4566
Silopanna FestivalAfter a two year hiatus, the Silopanna Festival will return to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville on Saturday, August 16. Produced by Rams Head Promotions, the event is expected to attract 7,000 to 10,000 music lovers. When it was last held in 2012, the festival lineup included national recording artists including Cake, Citizen Cope, G. Love & Special Sauce, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and J. Roddy Walston & The Business, as well as several local and regional bands. http://www.silopannafest.com
Whats New with Accommodations
Loews Annapolis Hotel completed the final phase of a three-year renovation project in March 2014. The latest renovations updated the hotels 215 guest rooms, 17 suites and guest corridors. The rooms now include free Wi-Fi, new 47-inch flat screen smart televisions, updated bathroom amenities and new showerheads, new d