As the mid-Atlantic thaws out from Thor, we prepare to celebrate turning the clocks forward this weekend and rejoice that spring is only 2 weeks away! We may be facing record low temperatures this weekend, but the thermometer should climb into the 50s next week, making it a perfect time for an early season trip to Ocean City. Should you find yourself ‘downee ocean‘ this week, OC has plenty to keep you entertained.
Here are this week’s highlights:
– The big attraction this weekend is the return of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association’s annual Trade Expo for the 41st year. Members of the hospitality industry will have a chance to sample new products, attend seminars, network with peers, and celebrate together as Ocean City gears up for St. Patrick’s Day weekend and beyond. This year, In addition to a wide array of vendors and local businesses vying for bragging rights over who has the best booth, two special quests will be in attendance. First Hotel Impossible’s Anthony Melchiorri will be returning to OC to discuss his experiences making over our own Lankford Hotel last year. Also, the Brewer’s Association of Maryland will be on hand to discuss the ever-growing brewery scene on the shore. Talks by BAM Executive Director Kevin Atticks and ShoreCraftBeer.com’s own Tony Russo will give insight into the craft beer world and how our area is primed to benefit from it. Check out this video for more info on the event:
-Also this weekend, Cinderella takes center stage at the Ocean City Performance Arts Center in the Convention Center, in ballet form. Don’t miss this spectacular performance and the chance to meet and take photos with Cinderella and Prince Charming after she show. Tickets for the show cost just $10 and curtain time is 7pm. Call 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326 for more info.
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Live music and entertainment listings:
BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
March 6: It’s About Time, 9 p.m.
March 7: No Byscuyts, 9 p.m.
March 11: Old School, 5 p.m.
CASINO AT OCEAN DOWNS
10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin
March 7: Everett Spells, 4:30-8:30 p.m.; New Dawn Duo, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
130th Street in the
Montego Bay Shopping Center
Every Friday: Bob Hughes, 6-10 p.m.
60th Street and the bay
March 6: DJ Hook, 9 p.m.
March 7: DJ Groove, 9 p.m.;
Bigg Romeo, 9:30 p.m.
March 8: Everett Spells, brunch
March 9: Bryan Clark, 5:30 p.m.
HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
March 6: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T
March 7: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
March 8: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
March 6: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.
March 7: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.
March 11: Bobby Burns, 3-6 p.m.
March 12: Aaron Howell, 6-10 p.m.
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Road
West Ocean City
March 7: Ladies Night w/DJ BK, 8 p.m.
JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside, Ocean City
Every Wednesday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys
March 6: Brant Quick
March 7: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys
OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
March 6-7: On the Edge, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
49th Street and the bay
March 6: Vinyl Rhino, 10 p.m.
March 7: Full Circle, 5 p.m.;
The Benjamins, 10 p.m.
March 8: That Basketball Thing, 5 p.m.
THE COVE AT OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB
1 Mumford’s Landing Road
March 6: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.
March 8: Trivia Night w/DJ Dom, 5:30 p.m.
TOUCH OF ITALY
67th Street and Coastal Highway,
in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront
March 12: Magician Rich Bloch, 7 p.m.
WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL
11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines
March 6: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.