Out with Hotel Charles, in with Gilligan's Pier. For now, at least.
Hotel Charles' party room, as it always does, closed for the summer a couple weeks ago. Gilligan's Pier, on the other hand, will open up its beach this weekend for four groups, starting on Friday with Liquid Therapy, a northern Virginia-based cover with a name that pretty much says it all.
There's still plenty to do indoors, too. In fact, you can catch hard rockers Hate the Toy twice this weekend in Charles County — at Murphy's Pub on Friday and Memories on Saturday.
Roots rockers Broken Stigma will hit up Martini's Lounge on Saturday. During its last four shows the band has played almost 90 songs. For its Sunset Concert Festival gig last Friday, in St. Charles, the band opened up with the The Who's "Baba O'Riley" and went on to rip through 18 more tunes, including numbers by Queen, Sublime, Tom Petty, Kings of Leon and Neil Young.
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Here's a look at what's happening this weekend in Southern Maryland.
Back Creek Bistro — Saturday music. 14415 Dowell Road, Solomons. 410-326-9900
Beach Cove — Saturday Three Sixty. Wednesday Wolf's blues jam 8 p.m.-midnight. 8416 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach. 443-550-3342.
Crooked I Sports Bar and Grill — Friday DJ. 8323 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach. 301-855-2323.
Heavenly Chicken and Ribs — Friday karaoke. Saturday open mic. 10812 Town Center Blvd., Dunkirk. 410-286-9660.
Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill —Friday Dylan Galvin, Justin Myles. Tuesday open mic. Thursday Dave & Kevin. 13200 Dowell Road, Solomons. 410-394-3825.
Solomons Pier Restaurant and Lounge — Saturday Sam Grow Trio 3 p.m. 14575 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. 410-326-5021.
Vera's White Sands Beach Club — Friday Synergy. White Sands Drive, Lusby. 410-586-1182.
Westlawn Inn — Saturday The Creole Gumbo Jazz Band. 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001.
Apehangers — Friday DJ Mike. Saturday Absinthe. 9100 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. 301-753-1650.
Applebee's — Friday DJ Tommy karaoke 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 3610 Crain Highway, Waldorf. 301-645-2217.
Blue Dog Saloon — Friday Mike Mead. Saturday Dee Jay Christian. 7940 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco. 301-932-1740.
Casey Jones — Thursday, Saturday music. 417 E. Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6226.
Crabby Dick's — Saturday John Luskey solo. 7478 Shirley Blvd., Port Tobacco. 301-392-0007
Getaway Lounge — Friday Wicked Jezebel. 2290 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. 301-632-6727.
Gilligan's Pier — Friday Liquid Therapy. Saturday James Harson Project 2 p.m., American Giant 9 p.m. Sunday Kristen & The Noise 2 p.m. 11535 Popes Creek Road, Newburg. 301-259-4514.
Huntt's Tavern — Saturday Road House. 6520 Bensville Road, Pomfret. 301-932-6280.
Martini's Lounge — Friday In Remembrance. Saturday Broken Stigma. Wednesday comedy. Thursday karaoke. 10553 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. 301-934-2220.
Memories — 17 Scars, Yesterday Saints, In the Clear. Saturday Hate the Toy, Modern Day Aints. 2360 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. 301-932-7200.
Murphy's Pub — Friday Hate the Toy. Saturday, Thursday karaoke. 6971 Indian Head Highway, Bryans Road. 301-375-9230.
Scuttlebutt Restaurant and Marina —Friday, Saturday DJ 9 p.m. 12320 Neale Sound Road, Cobb Island. 240-233-3113.
WOW Café and Wingery — Friday Faycez U Know. Saturday Uncutt. 3010 Waldorf MarketPlace, Waldorf. 301-632-6755.
St. Mary's County
Applebee's — Saturday DJ Tommy 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 45480 Miramar Way, California. 301-862-1573.
Big Dogs Paradise — Friday DJ Chris. Saturday Sam Grow. Wednesday karaoke. Thursday DJ. 28765 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville. 301-884-8059.
Café des Artistes — Friday Randy Richie 6:30-9:30 p.m. Town Square, Leonardtown. 301-997-0500.
Club 911 — Friday karaoke with DJ KayCee. Saturday band. Thursday DJ Joel. 28260 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville. 301-884-9801.
Cryer's Back Road Inn — Saturday Too Many Mikes. 22094 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown. 301-475-6628.
D.B. McMillan's Irish Pub and Grill — Monday, Wednesday Mason Sebastian 5 p.m. Tuesday Fair Warning 5 p.m. Saturday Fair Warning 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday David Norris 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday Captain John 6-9 p.m. Tuesday Fair Warning 6-10 p.m. 23415 Three Notch Road, California. 301-866-0777.
OCI Pub — Friday DJ 8 p.m. 45413 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point. 301-994-0070.
Seabreeze — Friday Too Many Mikes. Saturday band. Sunday Backbeat. 27130 S. Sandgates Road, Mechanicsville. 301-373-5217.
Torpedo Bar & Grill — Sunday open mic. 46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden. 301-994-2404.