Located on the western edge of Downtown Frederick, Baker Park is one of the City’s premier parks. This 44 acre recreational space is the perfect place to work off the day’s energy or relax while enjoying great views of downtown. The park features tennis courts and athletic fields, playgrounds, a carillon, a lake, a public pool and much more. The park also serves as a prime location for many outdoor events such as summer concerts and seasonal celebrations.
Carroll Creek Park
Located in the heart of Downtown Frederick, Carroll Creek Park features brick pathways, water features, pedestrian bridges and a 350 seat outdoor amphitheater for outdoor performances. This linear park is lined with great places to eat, community attractions and residences.
City Hall Park
This pocket park in front of City Hall, located at 101 N Court Street, features a center fountain with statues, brick pathways and benches.
The William R. Diggs Memorial Swimming Pool is located in Mullinix Park along Carroll Creek (behind the County Court House and City Police Department). An access road off of West All Saints Street leads to Diggs Pool & Mullinix Park. This swimming pool is geared to young children with lots of water features.
Downtown Frederick is a dog friendly community and the Dog Park is a great place to meet and greet dogs and their owners. The Dog Park is located at the corner of Bentz Street and Carroll Parkway. Registration forms can be downloaded from the City of Frederick's Recreation Department.
East Third Street Park
Found at the corner of E Third Street and N East Street, this family-friendly park features a merry-go-round, spring animal, two swing sets, climber, see-saw and multi-use play unit.
Along the northern edge of downtown at the corner of N Market and Seventh Streets, you’ll find Fountain Park, which features a center fountain and benches.
Laboring Sons Memorial Grounds
The Laboring Sons Cemetery served as an African American burial ground from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. It is known that at least 160 burials survive, although none are presently visible at ground level. City surveyors recorded the locations of the marked burials in the 1950s, which included many young children. It is believed that additional burials are present that were not marked at that time. A memorial ground was dedicated in 2003 in honor of those buried at the site. Today, Laboring Sons stands as a former cemetery, historic and archaeological site.
This small park is located on West Second Street and features an abstract play structure, several benches, chess/checker tables and seats.
At the intersection of Bentz and West Second Streets, you’ll find a park which memorializes Fredericktonians’ contributions to various historic events—including WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the D-Day Invasion.
Located between Carroll Creek and All Saints, Mullinix Park offers playground equipment, benches, grills and more for a great family outing. Diggs Pool is located within Mullinix Park.
William R. Talley Recreation Center
The City of Frederick’s recreation center is located within Baker Park at the corner of Bentz and West Second Street. Inside you’ll find basketball courts, fitness equipment and more.
Upcoming Downtown Events
Every Thursday is now ladies night! 1/2 price all drinks (including top shelf) from 5PM until close. More info at blackhogbbq.com.
Ladies Night (Every Thursday)
Our featured artists for the month of March are Robert and Kitty Naliwaik, Phillip Grove, Rebecca Jackson, Carolyn Miller, and Gloria Condon. Come in and have a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy and afternoon of talk and beautiful artwork. While you’re in the gallery, enter our drawing for a chance to win a free 11 x 14 GWC print of your choice! If you are looking to refresh your art collection, this is the place to visit. If you are looking for a certain type of artwork, I may be able to find it for you. We have new artwork each month. Our gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday. If you would like to meet on Sunday or Monday, give me a call for an appointment.
Local Artists Exhibit
In March TAG/The Artists Gallery will feature its 17th annual box show, this year titled “On & Off the Wall” and featuring work by members and guest artists created using 8-inch wooden cubes or 10-inch-square panels. The show opens March 2, with an opening reception on First Saturday, March 3 from 5 to 9pm and a closing reception on Saturday, March 24 from 5 to 9pm. Works are for sale in a silent auction that will close at 8pm on March 24— or if you don’t want to risk losing a piece you can “buy it now” at a posted reserve price. TAG/The Artists’ Gallery open Fri.-Sat. noon to 9pm, and Sun. noon to 5pm
17th Annual Box Show at TAG/The Artists Gallery
Do you have a Pint-sized Picasso at your house? Join us for a creative, fun-filled art class! Children will be exploring different mediums and art tools to help build gross and fine motor skills. Please come dressed for messy fun! Parent involvement required. **Due to space and supply limitations, only the first 12 children to arrive will be able to participate in this activity. Ages: 2-4 years Time: 11:00-11:30 am every Monday and Wednesday until April 30th Free; No registration required
Pint Sized Picassos
Get your little one up and moving with our Creative Movement class! It’s a fun and educational class that goes through primary motor skills using play, imagination, songs, and movement! ** Limited to the first 10 kids.** Ages: 2-4 yrs Time: 11:00-11:30 am every Tuesday until April 24th Free; No registration required
Every Weekend in March! Stop by Bushwaller’s Pub for some live tunes. Deadeye Stare Friday March 9th — 10:00pm Most Savage Gentlemen Saturday March 10th — 10:00pm Pete Goodwin Sunday March 11th — 9:00pm Dan McGuire & Friends Thursday March 15th — 10:00pm South Mountain Breed & Paddy’s Whiskey Promo Friday March 16th — 10:00pm Hair of the Dog Brunch w/ Brooksie Wells Sunday March 18th — 10:00am Julia Kasdorf Sunday March 18th — 9:00pm Christian Harper & Friends Thursday March 22nd — 10:00pm Airplane Blonde Friday March 23rd — 10:00pm Turtle Recall Saturday March 24th — 10:00pm Spencer Joyce Sunday March 25th — 9:00pm Christian Harper & Friends Thursday March 29th — 10:00pm Scorpion Rose Friday March 30th — 10:00pm The Few Saturday March 31st — 10:00pm
Live Music at Bushwaller’s Pub
Try out the potter’s wheel! We’re offering 3-hour classes so you can see what it’s like, and whether you want to learn more. This is an excellent investment in fun, creativity, & learning a new craft! Classes are held at the Frederick Clay Studio (119 N East St) on the 2nd Saturday of each month. The cost per person is $100 and includes all of the supplies, firings, & equipment needed for the event. For more information, contact the Potters’ Guild of Frederick Gallery at 301.360.0640 or visit their website to register: www.pottersguildoffrederick.com. Sponsored by: Potter’s Guild of Frederick and The Frederick Clay Studio What you need to bring: Wear old clothes Bring an old towel Leave rings and bracelets at home Trim your fingernails.
Take a Turn at the Wheel
Clay and Chardonnay is a hand-building event offered on the 3rd Friday evening of each month, from 7 – 9PM, at Serendipity Market and More. Enjoy a fun filled evening of creating your own unique clay project all while in the company of a few friends and of course a glass of Chardonnay! All of the supplies, firings, and equipment needed for the event are provided. To sign up, go to www.pottersguildoffrederick.com. Event sponsored by the Potters’ Guild of Frederick and Leaman Pottery.
Clay and Chardonnay
Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of ’89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, “Killin’ Time.” Best known for more than three dozen chart hits including “A Better Man,” “When My Ship Comes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” and “Like the Rain,” Black has multiple GRAMMY® nominations, over 20 million records sold, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don’t miss this country icon as he comes to Frederick in celebrating of his latest release, “On Purpose.”
Celebrate National Craft Month with our annual Demo Days every Saturday in March! On March 24th join us as we host Sue Surdez Leveille of Give Rise Project…watch her create jewelry and do jewelry technique demonstrations from 1-3pm. Get15% off her jewelry while she demos!
Craft Month Demos: Sue Leveille- Jewelry Making
Celebrate America’s greatest generation with the music that moved the nation’s spirit! Now in its 24th year, In the Mood features the timeless melodies and rhythms of the big band era, including “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and many more. With authentic arrangements, costumes, and choreography, the fabulous String of Pearls big band orchestra and patriotic entertainers will have audiences aged 8 to 98 cheering for more!
In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue
oin Maryland Ensemble Theatre as we put the fun in fundraiser for the 14th straight year. Dance the night away with The Spin Doctor and the MET company! Prom Attire (any decade) is encouraged but not required. More information at: www.marylandensemble.org/special-events/
14th Annual Retro Prom
Join teaching artist, Martina Sestakova on a journey of self discovery & mindfulness through the art of Mandala. Popular for centuries, mandalas are symbols of harmony and a wonderful tool for gaining insight and creative joy. You will leave with a unique finished mandala created in 3D paint ready to display in your home or give to a loved one. Class limit of 10.
Joyful Mandalas Class
Meet award-winning author Elaine Weiss, who will discuss her latest non-fiction book, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” (Viking, 3/6/18). Event is free and open to the public; no reservations required. Q&A and book signing will follow presentation, and books will be available for purchase at event. The Woman’s Hour details the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don’t want black women voting. And then there are the “Antis”–women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel’s, and the Bible. Following a handful of remarkable women who led […]
Talk & Signing: The Woman’s Hour
Expand your circle of friendship and support. Here’s your chance to get out of the house this winter and meet some great women! You will get to know the members of the WWR community better at this evening retreat. Connect with other women-on-the-grow and learn tools that support your personal and professional development to achieve more of what you want. This ‘Be You’ program is different! Coach Kelye will guide us through round table discussions and ‘speed connections’ to help you meet and get to know each other better. These deeper introductions will make it even easier to reconnect with the coaches and one another when you return for other programs throughout the year. We hope to see you there for a fun, connectional, night! $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes dinner and program. Cash bar available. RSVP here: http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/be-connected/
‘Be Connected’ Evening Retreat
Hunting Creek Outfitters is doing it again! Another round of tying flies, drinking beer and having fun. The beer is cold, the food is tasty and the camaraderie is top-notch! Join us at JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House to get together, tie some flies, drink some beer and eat some food. Bring your vises, tools, materials and a hearty appetite. No need to register, just show up when you can. Swap some stories, learn some new patterns, have a great time. Tell your friends, the more the merrier! Contact the shop for more info: 301-668-4333 email@example.com
Bugs + Brews
The City of Frederick Historic Preservation staff is pleased to host a window and door restoration workshop at the Municipal Office Annex, Room C (140 W Patrick St). The workshop will be conducted by Mozer Works, Inc., experts in the restoration of historic windows and doors. Attendees will learn how to properly repair and restore old windows and doors, and why restoration is often a better option than replacement, while still achieving modern energy efficiency standards. Information about the presenter is on the Mozer Works website. This seminar is free and open to the public. Call the Planning Department at 301-600-1499 with any questions or to request special accommodations.
Workshop on How to Restore Old Windows
Join us for a fantasy theater event that is perfect for the entire family! This original Other Voices, Inc. production combines dance, music, and song with witty dialogue adapted from the Lewis Carroll original. The cast of more than 50 performers features dancers and actors from the tri-state region. In addition to Alice and her side-kick White Rabbit, you’ll enjoy a whimsical Tea Party, talking flowers, tap dancing red and black cards and more surprises including a silly March Hare and the infamous Tweedledee and Tweedledum duo.
The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland
Matthew Mills is an instrumental acoustic guitarist from Northern Virginia. Matthew combines contemporary acoustic music with the influence of Flamenco guitar in every piece. Matthew has performed throughout Virginia and the Washington DC area and also toured Italy performing in the cities of Rome Aquila Caserta Narni Alatri Frosinone. Matthew has performed in many Festivals and private party’s wineries and venues including the National Zoo and Churches through out the Washington DC area
Matthew Mills | Musician
Sky Stage needs some love! The Frederick Arts Council needs your help to prepare Sky Stage for an exciting 2018 season. Drop in for an hour or two – even a half-hour of sweeping makes a difference. The first 10 registered and working volunteers can receive free admission to our opening concert. You will also have the opportunity to tell everyone why you love Sky Stage. Here is how you can help: Sweep (bleachers, sculpture, stage, entry & walkways) Stain bleachers & bar Paint touch-ups on railings, door and window grates Light gardening Litter removal To sign up to volunteer, please: RSVP on our Facebook event, OR… Go to http://signup.com/go/igzjLPz Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com, and they will send you a reminder. So easy! Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Upon arrival, you will need to sign the Frederick Art Council’s Volunteer Liability Waiver and Consent Form. We will have some snacks and water available for you […]
Spring Clean-up for the Love of Sky Stage
Celebrate National Craft Month with our annual Demo Days every Saturday in March! On March 31st join us for our last Demo Day of the month as we host Margaret M Hluch …watch her demonstrate various techniques to personalize a piece of denim clothing including felting, stitching and more from 1-3pm. Get15% off her scarves and other art pieces while she demos!
Craft Month Demos: Margaret Hluch- Felting
This author talk hosted by Curious Iguana will be held in Downtown Frederick at Serendipity Market’s Gallery. Hope to see you there! Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Find more information here: http://purposeblue.com/event/the-mindful-day-author-talk-at-curious-iguana/
The Mindful Day with Curious Iguana
Cheese and booze?! Yes, that’s right. Join us at McClintock Distilling for an evening of cheese and spirits. Learn about cheese and alcohol and why they marry so well together, while tasting four of our favorite pairings. $40 per person. Hosted by McClintock Distilling and Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop
Cheese & Spirits Pairing
“The way I see it, the future of the New Orleans brass band tradition is in their hands. I really believe that.” –Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Laissez les bons temps rouler! The New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. With influences ranging from Earth, Wind & Fire to Brass Construction, New Breed is united to one cause: rocking out and entertaining audiences to the max.
New Breed Brass Band
Wear Blue Friday – Be sure to wear blue! Remembrance Gathering in the Healing Garden. Remember those lost to child maltreatment, pray for the healing of survivors, and honor those who work to help them. 11 am
Wear Blue Friday with the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center
Award-winning singer, dancer, and actress At just 82 years young, Rita Moreno remains one of the busiest stars in show business. In January 2014, Moreno received the Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her first book, “Rita Moreno: A Memoir,” instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2011, she premiered her one-woman show, “Life Without Make-Up,” an original play about her life and appeared regularly as Fran Drescher’s mother in the TVLand series “Happily Divorced.” She has recently begun production on the Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “One Day at a Time,” for Netflix. This creative diversity has been the hallmark of Moreno’s nearly 70-year career. She belongs to an elite group of only eight living performers who have won entertainment’s grand slam of the industry’s most prestigious awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy. Her Oscar win came in 1962 as spitfire Anita in the film version of “West Side Story,” for which she also won a Golden Globe. Her Tony win was for her 1975 comedic triumph as Googie Gomez in Broadway’s “The Ritz.” Moreno was awarded a Grammy for her 1972 performance on “The Electric Company Album,” based on the long-running […]
An intensely smart, immensely funny play that asks the question “What makes us happy in life?” After graduate school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rock star academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerously game of musical chairs. Every Friday and Saturday at 8PM. Other performance times available. For more information, visit: www.marylandensemble.org/rapture-blister-burn/
Rapture, Blister, Burn
Sky Pop! Artisanal Market brings artists, makers, bakers, and craftspeople to Sky Stage to kick off our 2018 season. Come sample the delights of our regional creative talent. Brought to you courtesy of PopUp Frederick and the Frederick Arts Council on most 1st Saturdays*. Hours subject to change based on weather forecast and evening events. The fun continues in the evening with live music under the stars–stay tuned for details and performer announcements here and via Facebook.com/SkyStageFAC; Twitter @SkyStageMD and Instagram @sky_stage
Spring Opening of Sky Stage with Sky Pop!
Join us in the galleries every First Saturday for engaging talks by exhibiting artists, Delaplaine instructors, and special guests as we enhance our understanding and appreciation of art! All ages welcome and admission is FREE. On April 7, we welcome exhibiting artists Robert Stuart Cohen and Kathy Ferguson. A building-wide exhibits reception follows immediately.
Art Matters: First Saturday Artist Talk
We have dances the First Saturday of each month coinciding with Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturdays in Downtown Frederick, so make a day of it! $5 gets you a beginner lesson at 7pm with Mark & Danae, and a social dance from 8 to 9:30pm. If this is your first time or you are not familiar with the basic steps, please arrive within a few minutes of 7pm to insure you get the full benefit of the lesson! We’re at the Evangelical Reformed Chapel, 10 W Church St. We’ll be upstairs with signs pointing the way. Street parking is free after 5pm; or use garage parking at 17 E Church St ($1/hour, max charge of $5) No Partner or Experience Required!
Monthly Swing Dance
Benefiting the Frederick YMCA Kids Unlimited Program From your friends at the Y: “Each and every year, our loyal family audiences ask us at the Y, ‘How do you do it? A great show for all ages every year!’ Our show producer, Russell “RG” Smith spends hours upon hours of time reviewing acts and has another excellent show planned for 2018. Oh, and please bring a few new families to the show this year so they, too, can experience the best family-night out they can imagine.”
Local and regional musicians and bands in a variety of musical genres. Shows start at 7 or 8pm, generally 1st and 3rd Saturdays with a couple exceptions. Check individual calendar dates or Facebook events for details and rain dates. 7PM to 10PM every first and third Saturday of the month!
Sky Stage Saturday Concert Series
Learn how to work with wax and color in this small but exciting class! Margaret Hluchwill walk you through the steps to create a finished piece of art! Begin your encaustic with transparent watercolor brushstrokes then build with texture to finish your encaustic.
Encaustic, Watercolor, Texture Class at The Muse
Drop your kids ages 6-12 at the Delaplaine for creative art adventures during Frederick County Public School days off! Doors open at 9:00 am, and participants should bring a nonperishable lunch, afternoon snack, and be ready to have fun! $85 per student/day. Space is limited, and registration is required at https://delaplaine.org/classes-workshops/kids-classes/.
School Days Off at the Delalpaine
“With their potent vocals, this 10-man a cappella outfit gives you plenty of reason to raise a glass.” –People If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis… think again. Neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, Straight No Chaser has emerged as an international phenomenon. Back by popular demand for the third straight year, don’t miss as ten unadulterated human voices come together to make extraordinary music with a sense of humor.
Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour
A monthly series with a varying roster of guests or writer’s groups offering readings of poetry, prose, fiction and non-, even song lyrics! Sometimes punctuated with short music breaks or followed up by open mic. Second Thursday of every month!
Literature Night at Sky Stage
The Frederick Arts Council is partnering with New Spire Arts, the Asian American Center of Frederick, VOLT Restaurant, Platoon 22, and The Arts & The Military to present a contemporary art exhibit highlighting the work of U.S. veterans from Friday, April 13th – Sunday, June 3rd. This exhibition is made possible by support from the Ausherman Family Foundation and the Delaplaine Foundation. The artwork will be displayed in VOLT’s dining room and at New Spire Spaces. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 13th at VOLT from 2-5 pm, where Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan will give the opening remarks and local veteran artists will perform. We look forward to presenting the community with this exhibit highlighting the work and sacrifice of our servicemen and -women as well as the healing and transformative power of the arts. VOLT is located at 228 N Market St and New Spire Spaces is at 115 E Church St.
To Honor and To Serve: The Arts & The Military
Engage in lively discussions about art while enjoying wine pairings courtesy of our friends at Spin the Bottle Wine Company! Open to adults 21 and older. Admission is FREE. On April 13, Lesa Cook will lead a discussion of “An Ecclesiastic” by Mariano Josè Bernardo Fortuny y Carbo.
Art Matters: Conversation on Art & Wine
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before is a mystery. Rife with humor and political jabs, The Mountaintop explores what may have transpired in those overnight hours between M.L.K. Jr. and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Now, 50 years after his death, glimpse the human side of a civil rights legend in this Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, presented in a unique radio-theater style.
An early cinematic depiction of war that influenced a number of subsequent films, including “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ! The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War I. His upbringing and way of life is challenged when he is sent to France, where he befriends two working-class soldiers. Along the way, he falls for a Frenchwoman, and is ultimately torn between duty and love. Directors: King Vidor Writers: Laurence Stallings, Harry Behn Starring: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth Duration: 151 min Genre: Drama, romance, war
Silent Film Series – “The Big Parade” (1925)
“A million dollar act!” –Howard Stern Shadows, dance, and storytelling combine in a fantastical performance from these beloved “America’s Got Talent” finalists. Audiences of all ages will be amazed as their silhouettes transform into mountains, elephants, helicopters, and even a dragon or two! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t believe what they’ll create next in this fun-for-the-whole family spectacle full of humor, delight, and magic.
Recommended for grades pre K-3 in connection with the FCPS language arts curriculum. Bedtime is approaching, and this construction team needs its rest… but Crane is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bathtime, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Will they ever get some shut-eye in time for tomorrow’s work? Don’t miss a world premiere musical based on the bestselling book.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: The Musical!
Students from Frederick County Public School’s 5th grade Honors Chorus grace the stage of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This year’s guest conductor will be Brent Talbot. This year also marks the 32nd anniversary of the FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus – an auditioned group of 5th grade students representative of the top 5% of their school’s grade enrollment. These students rehearse on their own, with their music teachers, and with a professional conductor to prepare for this special concert. The program represents a wide spectrum of musical genres, and showcases the remarkable talent of our elementary singers.
FCPS Honors Chorus
Jennifer Shoemaker is back by popular demand…free your mind and connect with your inner child to cast off fear and allow yourself to play and explore abstract painting! You will leave with a finished 12″x12″ painting ready to hang on the wall. Class limited to 8 students.
Walk on the Wild Side Class at The Muse
Come for a lesson with Sylvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa, then continue to dance under the stars to Latin beats for a suggested $5 donation. Every 3rd Wednesday during the summer from 7-10PM!
Hispanic Cultural Night and Dance at Sky Stage
THURSDAY • APRIL 19 • 7:00 -9:00 PM We’re teaming up with McClintock Distilling to give you a beginner guide to everyone’s favorite nutty, oaky, and smoky spirit – whiskey! You’ll learn how whiskey is made, the different types, and the history of the barrel aging process. This class will have a special focus on Maryland Rye Whiskey and what makes it so special. Must be 21 to register – since you’ll be sipping! Sign up with a friend to receive $20 off!
Maryland Whiskey – A Beginner’s Class
“…as good as popping Meet the Beatles on my turntable for the first time!” –Time Magazine Back by popular demand, celebrate the best of the 1960s with this musical tour de force! Featuring four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” this concert event combines authentic choreography and costumes with a lineup of nostalgic favorites, from The Beatles to Motown. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance from the group the NY Daily News says “sounds as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits!”
The Midtown Men
“Thrilling!” –The Toronto Sun Experience Pink Floyd’s bold concept album “The Wall,” performed note for note, cut for cut… live on stage. Recreating the beauty and depth of emotion in hit songs like “Comfortably Numb” and “Nobody Home,” celebrate the anthem of a generation in this unique concert event. Don’t miss a nostalgic rock ‘n roll recital by the group the Toronto Sun calls “thrilling!”
Classic Albums Live: The Wall
Join in the seventh annual Bring a Broom Saturday on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Community members are asked to bring their brooms and help Downtown Frederick get ready for spring. PLEASE REGISTER ON THE EVENTBRITE PAGE FOR VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT. bringabroom2018.eventbrite.com Bring a Broom Saturday is brought to you by Tobacco Free Frederick,Hood College, Comcast, Keep Maryland Beautiful, Maryland Environmental Trust, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and Downtown Frederick Partnership. Bring a broom, a water bottle, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a visor and your friends and neighbors to help Downtown Frederick freshen up! Volunteers will sweep, mulch, clean up and plant flowers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. On the day of the event, register at the Partnership office (19 E Church St) between 8:30 and 9AM and receive your clean up assignment. Breakfast snacks, coffee and water will be available during registration. Clean up continues from 9 – 11:30AM. Pizza will be available to all Bring A Broom Saturday volunteers at the conclusion of the event. Disclaimer: Downtown Frederick Partnership, its sponsors, and other coordinating bodies assume no responsibility of any kind for any claims, injuries or damages resulting from your cleanup, regardless of the cause. You agree to waive all claims, hold harmless and indemnify […]
Bring a Broom Saturday
Outdoor Live Music Series! Every third Saturday at Everedy Square & Shab Row Brian Derek is a unique sound of traditional, world and original acoustic sounds. A multi-instrumentalist, he combines various guitars, ukulele, harmonicas, mountain dulcimer, and occasionally the concertina with humorous antics for an enjoyable evening of music! Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
Shab Row Third Saturday – Brian Derek
The Delaplaine’s annual gala takes its inspiration from the vibrant artwork of artist Alma Thomas, with a ’70s twist! The event features delicious cuisine by Canapés Catering; open bar; silent auction of artworks; lively sale of unique, whimsical hand-painted throw pillows; and more. The night will segue into a full-blown disco inferno–think Soul Train meets Studio 54! All proceeds support the Delaplaine’s Community Outreach programs. Sponsorships are available. From leisure suits and platform shoes, to black tie and tails, it’s come-as-you-like, ’70s style. Join us for the biggest art party of the year!
Evening Glow at the Delaplaine Gala
“Effortless and beautiful.” –NPR Breakout Americana duo Mandolin Orange strikes a new chord in celebration of their latest album, “Blindfaller.” Laced with bluegrass, country, and folk, their soaring original harmonies are delighting sold-out audiences nationwide. With stirring lyrics about the passage of time and life on the road, this talented pair returns to Frederick with a refined-yet-rustic sound NPR calls “effortless and beautiful.”
An event where local artists will be creating interactive artwork in front of Downtown Frederick businesses. The mission is to spread awareness of the increasing dangers of plastic and its impact on the environment. Visit their Facebook Page to see more information about the event, resources, and solutions on how to reduce our use of plastics.
Art Eco 2018
Sawyer Brown’s energetic shows have earned them the nickname “the Rolling Stones of country music.” The travelin’ band has played over 4,500 shows, bounding onto the stage night after night to deliver its own unique brand of enthusiastic entertainment. With 23 albums, more than 50 chart singles, and multiple CMA, ACM, and CMT awards, these country music trendsetters take the stage at the Weinberg Center for a concert event you won’t want to miss.
Join us for free family-friendly movies under the stars! Local filmmakers and hosts of CineMondays East, Area31 Films, bring the CineMonday experience to Sky Stage every 4th Monday of the month, April through September. All-ages movies start at dusk (7:30). Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks available for purchase, or you may BYOP [bring your own popcorn]!
CineMonday with Area 31 at Sky Stage
Do you struggle with being compassionate at times? Perhaps someone at work drives you crazy, or maybe a stranger acts in ways that you find inappropriate, or maybe you have an inner-critic that judges how you show up in the world. Research shows that there are 3 elements to compassion: Kindness; Common Humanity; and Mindfulness. At this evening retreat, led by Coach Laura, you will learn ways to cultivate more compassion for others and for yourself. During this interactive workshop you will: Experience a guided meditation on self-compassion; Participate in small group discussions on compassion; Walk away with strategies to put compassion to work in your life. $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes dinner and program. Cash bar available. RSVP here: http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/compassionate-evening-retreat/
‘Be Compassionate’ Evening Retreat
Fitness instructor Marci Lapore-d’Alessio leads this MMA-style class to upbeat music that will keep your blood pumping. Adaptable to all fitness levels. Every 4th Wednesday from 6:30-7:30PM!
Core de Force at Sky Stage
Happy hour begins at 6:30pm! New Jersey comic book authors Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards have been best friends for 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and partying hard in the evenings. But their friendship hits a rough patch for the first time in their life when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her despite their incompatibility. Along with his own confusing and overwhelming emotions, Holden must confront Banky’s jealousy and Alyssa’s very rich past. Directors: Kevin Smith Writers: Kevin Smith Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee Duration: 113 min Genre: Comedy, drama, romance MPAA: Rated R for strong sex-related dialogue, language, sexuality, and drug content
Flying Dog Film Series – “Chasing Amy” (1997)
Back by popular demand with more dates added to create a comedy series for the 2018 season. An evening of stand-up and improv showcasing regional talent. $5 (plus fee) ticketing will be made available through Eventbrite, a limited number of seats available at the door for $10. For more information visit: www.skystagefrederick.com FAQs >Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No minimum age requirements, but parents/guardians please be consider PG-13 content. Attendees wishing to purchase beer/wine must be 21 years of age and older, present a valid government issued identification card. >What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is a bus stop right in front of the main enterance on South Carroll Street. Multiple lines stop here. Parking is available in the surrounding parking garages or on the street. Street parking is free on Mon-Sat after 5PM, and otherwise metered. >What can I bring into the event? Attendees may not bring into Sky Stage or take out any alcoholic beverages past the exits under any circumstances. >How can I contact the organizer with any questions? firstname.lastname@example.org >Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Mobile or printed tickets will be […]
Comedy Night–An evening of stand-up and improv at Sky Stage!
“All I know is that I can’t stop listening… But don’t take my word for it. Take a listen for yourself.” –The Huffington Post Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses has cultivated a soulful roots sensibility well beyond their years, fueled by the powerful musical and literary prowess of bandmates Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff. With a timeless sound informed as much by early prose à la Whitman as modern Americana music, it’s a can’t-miss evening for music lovers of all varieties.
Drop in, grab a drum or other percussion instrument and join in the rhythmic fun of an interactive drum circle led by Darcy O’Daniel from Noteable Progressions Music Therapy Services. This is an inclusive activity for all ages and developmental levels. Come drum your stress away! First Friday of every month from 6:30-8PM!
Drum Circle at Sky Stage
Shop hundreds of previously adored affordable accessories and help The Frederick Art Club fund Frederick County art students’ scholarships to post-secondary educational institutions of their choice! Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings, Earrings, Pins, Scarves & More! Treasures galore! Proceeds benefit the Club’s Scholarship Fund held and administered by the Community Foundation of Frederick County. 100% of the proceeds of the Accessories Bonanza go directly to the Foundation.
Frederick Art Club’s Accessories Bonanza
“One of the finest shows I’ve ever seen!” -KGO Radio From the birth of rock ‘n roll in the 1940s to the glory years of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, all the way through ‘80s MTV, composer/lyricist Neil Berg pays tribute to the fascinating stories and groundbreaking music of everyone’s favorite genre. With a cast of Broadway headliners and rock ‘n roll icons, this star-studded show pays tribute to five decades of legends, from Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to The Who, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Journey, and more.
Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll
Using stamps to create a design, we will stamp patterns onto your jeans, which can be white, indigo or black. Then needle felt, stitch, and bead to embellish your jeans. Cutting for varied length and adding pattern to the edge also is a possibility. Turn your jeans into a fun fashion statement with Margaret Hluch!
Patterned Deconstructed Jeans Class at The Muse
The East Tennessee native, Rodney Atkins, has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener: he’s had five number one hits from his first three albums, from “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his most recent smash, “Farmer’s Daughter,” (which quickly skyrocketed to platinum,) and he’s sold over four million singles in the past five years alone. Join us as Rodney tours his fourth album “Take A Back Road” and hits our Frederick stage!
Alive @ Five features 21 rockin’ events in 2018, every Thursday, May 10 through September 27! Enjoy happy hour + live music on Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick. Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY and take place from 5-8pm. See you on the Creek! Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership. All proceeds are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Stay tuned for the 2018 line-up.
Alive @ Five 2018
Actor, director, and climate change activist This event will feature an interview/Q&A style format. Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominee Mark Ruffalo is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, easily moving between stage and screen and working with directors including Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Spike Jonze, David Fincher, Fernando Meirelles, and Michel Gondry. Recently, he has earned accolades for his starring roles in “Spotlight,” “Infinitely Polar Bear,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Normal Heart,” “Begin Again,” “Now You See Me,” and “The Kids are Alright.” Most recently, Ruffalo starred in the Roundabout Theater Company revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Price” on Broadway, which ran from February 2017 to April 2017. When not working in film or theater, Ruffalo advocates for addressing climate change and increasing renewable energy. In March 2011, he co-founded Water Defense to raise awareness about energy extraction impact on water and the public health. A regular contributor to the Guardian and the Huffington Post, Mark has received the Global Green Millennium Award for Environmental Leadership, and the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Foundation Award. He was named one of Time magazine’s “People Who Mattered” in 2011 and received The Big Fish Award from Riverkeeper in 2013. Ruffalo helped […]
This exciting one-day festival will include beer tastings from 40+ ALL-MARYLAND breweries (including a few breweries not yet open to the public!) pouring over 180 unique local craft beers. In addition, there will be live music, delicious food and fun craft vendors. Learn more at www.mdcraftbeerfestival.com.
Maryland Craft Beer Festival
“Consistently funny and occasionally breathtaking.” –Dallas Morning News Back by popular demand, the stars of the Emmy®-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present an evening of extraordinary improv comedy. Using audience contributions to create hilarious and original scenes, don’t miss this side-splitting live version of the hit television gameshow.
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless
Kathy of Kathy Lynn Floral Design and Photography instructs participants in arranging flowers, with time at the end of class for photographing your r/esults and socializing. This is a paid-registration event; for more info and to register, go to https://www.facebook.com/Kathy-Lynn-Floral-Design-91113628596/
Flower Arranging Class at Sky Stage
Andrea Jarrell will read from her debut memoir, “I’m the one who got away,” with Melissa Scholes Young, who will read from her debut novel, “FLOOD,” winner of the Best Book Award in Literary Fiction. Andrea Jarrell’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other popular and literary publications. She earned her BA in literature at Scripps College and her MFA in creative writing and literature at Bennington College. A Los Angeles native, she currently lives in suburban Washington, D.C. “I’m the One Who Got Away” is her debut memoir. From a Starred Kirkus Review: “. . . reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates. The work’s lasting message is that love, like Jarrell’s prose, is both painful and beautiful. A stunning series of recollections with a feminist slant. Flood is a sparkling debut set in Mark Twain’s boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . . . and found. Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, ten years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now she’s returned unannounced, and her family and friends don’t know what to make of it. She says she’s just home for […]
Book Talk: Andrea Jarrell & Melissa Scholes Young
For the past twenty years, hundreds of garden enthusiasts have descended upon Downtown Frederick for the chance to explore the elegant, whimsical and inventive gardens nestled behind the gates of private Frederick homes each spring. A favorite of residents and visitors alike, the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour continues to grow in size and attendance. The annual tour has grown to draw over 800 visitors annually and has raised thousands of dollars for local garden clubs and multiple beautification projects around Frederick. In addition to the the stunning landscapes, visitors are also treated to live plein air artists in many of the gardens, as well as a Hospitality Center presented by ADT where guests are invited to refresh themselves during the tour. This year, Celebrate Frederick is pleased to be working with the Garden Club of Frederick.
Celebrate Frederick’s Beyond the Garden Gates
Outdoor Live Music Series! Every third Saturday at Everedy Square & Shab Row Call it fate, luck or provenance, but these five men come together in a way that channels the unmatched drive and spirit of the Great Early Bluegrass Pioneers…sometimes fearsome, sometimes lonesome, sometimes joyous, but always touching your heart. Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
Shab Row Third Saturday – The Hazards
Create a colorful wind chime for your garden or breezy indoor space with ClaybyLaura’s Laura Silberman! Students will chose from a variety of handmade textured clay shapes, decorate them with acrylic paint and then assemble the chimes using filament, beads and buttons. All necessary materials will be supplied!.
Whimsical Wind Chime Class at The Muse
Happy hour begins at 6:30pm! A human-like cyborg is sent from the year 2029 back in time to 1984 to carry out a deadly mission: he must kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. She is the mother of the man who will eventually lead a human resistance against cyborgs. Sarah has only one protector — Kyle Reese — who’s also been sent from the future. Kyle must find Sarah before the Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to hunt her down. Directors: James Cameron Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn Duration: 107 min Genre: Action, sci-fi MPAA: Rated R for violence, language, and sexuality/nudity
Flying Dog Film Series – “The Terminator” (1984)
Would you like to learn steps to achieve financial empowerment and self-sufficiency? Coach Jane is passionate about financial education and confidence building with money. She has expertly designed an evening retreat to: give you a step-by-step strategy to increase your confidence in creating a money life of independence; build stronger interpersonal skills with those that you share your finances with; teach a systematic strategy to level-up your sense of autonomy in creating wealth; take a deep dive into how to share your financial journey with those you love. $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes dinner and program. Cash bar available. RSVP here: http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/independent-evening-retreat/
‘Be Independent’ Evening Retreat
Celebrating 25 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts, presented by the Frederick Arts Council, is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Downtown Frederick. This juried fine arts venue invites discerning art-lovers from across the country. The festival is committed to presenting the finest national artists bringing the best of quality fine art, exceptional musical talents, and plenty of food and beverages for all to enjoy! Join the high caliber celebration! The Frederick Festival of the Arts is free and open to the public. Friday, June 1st: Kickoff celebration – 7PM – 9PM [Art booths are not open on Friday] Saturday, June 2nd: Festival is open – 10AM – 6PM [Party continues with Cathy Ponton King – 6PM – 8:30PM] Sunday, June 3rd: Festival is open – 11AM – 5PM Location: The Frederick Festival of the Arts is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park between Court Street and East Street. Unique to this venue is its waterway and bridge crossings, and downtown location. If traveling, please set GPS to: 100 South East Street, Frederick, MD 21701. The Festival is an open-air event and all walkways around the show are fully handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is also available in and around the City […]
Frederick Festival of the Arts
Join us for arts events for the whole family! While the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts is going on right outside our doors along Carroll Creek, the Delaplaine will be participating in the festivities by welcoming all for drop-in art activities, workshops, exhibits, children’s films courtesy of the Frederick Film Festival, and an Arts & Crafts Expo! The Expo will feature some of the best local artists and artisans, who will be selling pottery, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, framed art, photographs, and more. Admission and all activities are FREE! view a schedule of activities at https://delaplaine.org/programs/.
Summer Art Kickoff Weekend
The Third Annual Frederick Wine Festival is a celebration of the most innovative wineries from across the state of Maryland and is poised to showcase an industry that is quickly growing to include many diverse and critically acclaimed wines. Paired with signature food selections from talented, local chefs, the festival is set to cater to the savviest of food and wine enthusiasts. If Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make you swoon, and Albarino and Chardonnay are your go-to summer wines, then mark your calendars to join us in Historic Frederick. This festival will be held rain or shine.
Frederick Wine Festival
Our annual children’s event. A very special little bear traveled from Darkest Peru to London and now Frederick, Maryland. Paddington Bear is stopping by Everedy Square and Shab Row for this special Teddy Bear Picnic. Event includes: Craft Making, Face Painting, a Mini Children’s Play, and Bear Hugs!
Teddy Bear Picnic
Join Lynne Suprock to make copper glow & bring out all the colors of the rainbow to create a pair of sunning earrings! Learn how to cut shapes from the metal, clean and prepare your pieces, use a small flame to create the most vibrant colors, and then finish by making ear wires! Each person will create different hues and patterns as determined by their own style and energy.
Painted with Fire Earrings Class at The Muse
Outdoor Live Music Series! Every third Saturday at Everedy Square & Shab Row Dan Mack and Mike Schirf blend seamless vocal harmonies and intricate guitar work, rejuvenating favorite songs and crafting a sound that is both unique and familiar. Their individual styles blend into what one fan referred to as “Acoustic-Electric-Eclectic”. Come out and listen to songs you’ll surely remember and want to sing along with! Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
Shab Row Third Saturday – Mack and Mike
Join us for the first time outdoors under the stars as we transform the Carroll Creek Amphitheater into a unique outdoor lounge. There will be two baby grand pianos on one stage during this extremely interactive and entertaining Dueling Piano Show! The audience is thoroughly involved and participates throughout the entire event. The crowd is sure to be laughing, clapping, singing, dancing, and loving every minute the performers are on stage. You will hear the music you like, since it’s totally request-driven, so everyone winds up happy. Three nonstop hours will have you singing, laughing, and dancing. General Admission guests can sit on the tiered areas, bring a blanket or lawn own chair. Cash bar, domestic beer, wine, water and soda as well, no outside beverages permitted. This is an outdoor event. Unless you purchased a table, you need to bring your own chairs or a blanket. We will l not provide seating for this event. 21 and older with valid photo ID. Proper attire is required. All sales are final, not responsible for stolen or lost tickets. Rain or shine. Gates open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. No outside food or beverage.