Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!
Friday, May 12
Saxophonist KIM WATERS opens the Summer Jazz Series in the area at the Harford County Equestrian Center on Tollgate Road. Food vendors on site. Free parking. Lawn chairs and blankets suggested, 6pm. Proceeds to benefit the Women’s Challenge, a nonprofit organization, universe.com/jss2017
Grammy award winning vocalist LISA FISCHER with her band Grand Baton perform at Blues Alley throughout the weekend, two shows each night, 8 and 10pm, bluesalley.com
Contemporary jazz flutist SHERRY WINSTON performs at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD, 8pm is the time, 301.377.7800
Saturday, May 13
It’s A Dedication to Nina Simone, singer/songwriter and civil rights activist, offered up by soulful bassist/vocalist MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO at the Crossroads Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC, 8pm, 202.467.4600.
The streets of Laurel, MD are lined with over 350 vendors during the Laurel Main Street Festival with arts and crafts, food, and live entertainment all day. Festivities begin at 9am. 301.483.0838
R&B legends abound when THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS take the stage at the Theatre at the MGM National Harbor, 8pm, livenation.com
The Tony award winning musical, Ragtime is on stage at the historic Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. showcasing three American families during the turn of the 20th century, matinee and evening performances, running through May 20, fords.org
Sunday, May 14 – Happy Mother’s Day!
AFTER 7 celebrates the special day entertaining on stage at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, two shows, 1 and 7pm, bethesdabluesjazz.com
Mother’s Day at Maryland Live Casino is a party with CHANDRA & THE RYZE BAND. Doors open at 5pm, show time is 6pm. marylandlivecasino.com
Contemporary gospel recognizes Mom when KIRK FRANKLIN and MARVIN SAPP with other guest performers appear at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, 5pm, 410.347.2020