🍦Tour the Pride of Baltimore

Library closure, Annapolis Film Festival, AAPI Festival...


Good morning, Annapolis. To the snowbirds among us, welcome back!

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Library closure

  • Annapolis Film Festival

  • AAPI Festival

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Introducing the Choptank CRAB FEAST 🦀

Always wanted to witness the birth of a new tradition? This is your chance! The Choptank is having its first ever CRAB FEAST on Saturday, April 27 and we can’t imagine a better setting than Annapolis’ iconic Ego Alley.

The feast includes 2 hours of all-you-can-eat crabs, Maryland crab soup, corn on the cob, hush puppies, watermelon, brownies, and much more. There will also be a specialty drink menu featuring buckets of beer, crush deals, and more.

Want a seat at the table? There are two seatings, 1 PM and 4 PM. Get your tickets today. And as proof that you were part of the first-ever event, a limited edition CRAB FEAST t-shirt comes with every ticket purchased!


Top clicks of the week 🏆

Libraries closed for system update 📚

Bad news for bookworms. AACPL will close this weekend (4/6–7) for system upgrades. Libraries reopen Monday (4/8) at noon. During the closure, you won't have access to the online catalog or account info and you won’t be able to place holds. Several other online resources also won’t be available.

Seats still available for Watermark’s eclipse cruise

You want to see the eclipse. You want to get on the water. Why not combine the two? Watermark Journeys has a special cruise planned for Monday 2:30–4 PM so you can see the much-hyped solar eclipse from the Severn River. Get your tickets here.

Stories with ($) require a third-party subscription.


BD Provisions grand opening 🛢️ 🛒 ☕️

ICYMI, BD Provisions is celebrating its one-year anniversary tomorrow (4/6) from 10 AM­–6 PM. Party with the zero-waste store. Enjoy a caricaturist from 11 AM–2 PM, hourly specials, and a prize wheel! And don’t miss the on-site coffee roasting! 844 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.

What’s new at this year’s Bay Bridge Boat Show?

The 2024 Bay Bridge Boat Show is next weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. They have over 250 power boats. You can even sea trial some at the PropTalk Demo Dock – including the never before seen SuperRib Open 30 SO.

On land, there are almost 200 vendors with goods and services covering all your boating bases and beyond. New and notable vendors include SeaPen – an innovative alternative to traditional boat lifts and BLU3 – a portable tankless dive system that’s way easier than SCUBA.

The Bay Bridge Boat Show is April 12–14 at the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, MD. Get your tickets online and skip the line at the gate. Click here for tickets, boat and exhibitor info, and anything else you might need to know.


Annapolis Film Festival

Don’t think a film festival is when you have to travel to Cannes and actually know what cinematography means. We’ve got a film fest right here in Annapolis! And it’s pretty damn impressive. Whether you’re a film aficionado or just go to movies for the popcorn, you’ll find something appealing on the slate at Annapolis Film Festival.

Opening night was last night, and screenings are scheduled throughout the weekend at venues across the city. There are more than 70 films across all genres and interests. And with flexible ticket options — meaning you can see just one movie or get full a weekend pass — there’s no reason not to check this out. See the full schedule and get tickets here.

⛵️ Don’t miss sailing legend Gary Jobson’s documentary Unfurling the World Saturday at noon at Maryland Hall!

Don’t miss out: AAPI Festival

Bubble tea and kimchi. Japanese beers. Dragon dances. This is just some of what you can expect from the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival this weekend. Stop by the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds this Sunday from 11:30 AM – 6 PM for a full day of food, drinks, and live entertainment. Get a full preview and reserve tickets here.

Step aboard Pride of Baltimore II

You’ve probably seen it. That tall ship dominating the horizon around City Dock. That’s the Pride of Baltimore II and this weekend, you can climb aboard. Deck tours are 100% free on Saturday (3–6 PM) and Sunday (1–6 PM). Btw, if you want to impress your friends, the Pride is a Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner. Similar ships were used as small warships during the War of 1812 and in the illegal opium trade after the war.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.


⚖️ City Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting:

  • Expiration of Special Exceptions to City Zoning Requirements

  • Honorary Street Name to Commemorate Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

  • Short-term Rental Licenses and Regulations

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM in City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online. 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Stories with ($) require a third-party subscription.


Annapolis Book Festival 📚️ 

Mark your calendar for the 21st Annual Annapolis Book Festival. The array of nationally known, award-winning, bestselling authors is amazing. There is something for everyone with panel discussions in seven venues covering topics such as the Supreme Court, World War II, Race & Identity, the Environment, Dining at the White House and much more! Saturday, April 27 from 10 AM–5 PM on the campus of Key School. The event is free and open to all.*

*indicates sponsored advertising content.



53 🌡️ 39 | ⛅ | 12% | 💨 WNW 14 mph (12 knots)


55 🌡️ 41 | 🌥️ | 4% | 💨 NW 15 mph (13 knots)


57 🌡️ 42 | 🌤️ | 3% | 💨 N 11 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 51ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Tom Mitchell | 8–10:30 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Dave Chapelle Band | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Michael McHenry Tribe | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Wroten | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Hunter Rich | 8 PM
Killarney House | Guava Jelly | 8–11 PM
Market House | Alex G | 7–10 PM
Market Space | Scott Sters | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | All You Need | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mallow Hill Trio | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Timmie Metz | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Pete Best | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Hey Nineteen | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Mike Miller | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | One Step Down | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Alex Peters | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Return to Edan | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Joey Fitz | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Ryan Keith | 9:45 PM


49 West | John Jensen | 4–6 PM
49 West | The Solid Sender Trio | 7:30–10:30 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Mike Miller | 10 AM–1 PM
Brian Boru | Lost and Found | 7–10 PM
Coconut Joe's | Mike Newberry | 2–5 PM
Coconut Joe's | Swarm of Bees | 9 PM
Dark Horse | Tommy McGee Band | 9 PM
The Choptank | Jamie Kaye | 8 PM
Killarney House | Dave Tieff | 8–11 PM
Market Space | Kieran Lally | 2–6 PM
Middleton Tavern | Mike Henry Tribe | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Moon Cherry | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | GOOD STUFF | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Beatless Band | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Kevin Polluck | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Fast Times | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Kristi Allen | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Lee Priddy Showcase | 1–5  PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Honey Sol | 9:45 PM


Brian Boru | Finbar's Flight | 4–7 PM
Coconut Joe's | Doc Martern Trio | 2–5 PM
Dark Horse | Troll Tribe | 6 PM
Galway Bay | Richard Hayward | 4–8 PM
Killarney House | Aaron Hawkins | 4 PM
Market Space | Brandt Dunn | 2–5 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Michael Miller | 12–3 PM
Old Stein Inn | The Biergarten with Mike Surratt | 2–6 PM
Pirates Cove | Frank Florence | 3–6 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Lee Ritenour | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Timmie & Tammy | 8 PM

Upcoming games & matches

Baseball (17-11)
4/6 @ Lehigh | Noon & 2:30 PM
4/7 @ Lafayette | Noon & 3:30 PM

Women's Golf
4/6 @ Delaware | TBA

Men's Gymnastics (3-1)
4/6 @ ECAC Championship | 1 PM

Men's Lacrosse (6-4)
4/6 @ Lafayette | 12 PM

Women's Lacrosse (9-3)
4/6 @ Holy Cross | 1 PM

Men's Heavyweight Rowing
4/6 vs. Princeton | 7:30 AM

Men's Lightweight Rowing (1-1)
4/6 vs. Columbia | TBA

Women's Rowing
4/6 @ Columbia University | TBA
4/6 @ Atlantic-10 Invitational | 10:30 AM

Men's Rugby (14-1)
4/6 vs. No. 14 Mary Washington | Noon

Intercollegiate Sailing
4/6-7 @ Prosser Trophy - MAISA Team Race

Men's Soccer (6-8-5)
4/6 @ FDU | 3 PM

Women's Tennis (20-5)
4/6 @ Boston U. | 5 PM

Men's Tennis (21-12)
4/6 vs. Loyola (Md.) | 10 AM
4/6 @ Wagner | 6 PM
4/7 vs. Georgetown | 10:30 AM
4/7 @ Holy Cross | 11 AM

Women's Track & Field
4/6 @ Army - Star Meet | 11 AM

Men's Track & Field
4/6 @ Army - Star Meet | 11 AM

Stories with ($) require a third-party subscription.


Thanks for reading Naptown Scoop today. If you found something useful, please share it with someone who used to live in Easton.