Spring has officially sprung, and our glorious downtown is full of blossoms and blooms, ready to show off for you. With shows and walking tours galore, we can’t wait for you to visit, grab a bite to eat and maybe an oh-so-chic cocktail, then take advantage of this entertainment and education-filled weekend. Did we even mention the shopping at our small local merchants? We can’t wait to see you downtown!
CraftTown @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15, Sunday, April 16
31 W Patrick St
When crime comes to CraftTown, Assistant Manager Scotty DelRio finds a purpose. Can Scotty construct a new identity as a P.I. and sleuth his coworkers’ secrets while keeping his own? Comedy and mystery collide in this mid-size retail noir by local playwright and MET Ensemble Member Lydia Hadfield.
Director Jeremy Myers describes CraftTown as “a satirical nod and homage to noir, a coming-of-age/origin story, a queer story.”
Oh Crit! Comedy Night @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
Friday, April 14, 8:30pm, $15
31 W Patrick St
Since April is full of tomfoolery, come see Oh Crit! this month. Roll for initiative! Improv comedy fused with Dungeons & Dragons! Join us as we embark on an adventure of twists and turns, bizarre characters, and occasional epic failure… All with the help from YOU and the whim of an unforgiving 20-sided die! Come enjoy the improv talents of Oh Crit in their 5th season.
One Vast Hospital Walking Tour
Saturday, April 15, 10:30am
48 E Patrick St
With the weather warming up, weekend walking tours are back at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The Museum will offer walking tours every Saturday and Sunday from April – September.
Get tickets for our One Vast Hospital Tour which features historic downtown buildings and the role they played in treating 8,000 wounded soldiers after the Battle of Antietam.
The tour is offered every Saturday at 10:30AM and Sunday at 2:00 PM beginning on April 1.Tickets are $15 and include admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in addition to the walking tour. Tickets are free for Museum members, but you must still reserve your spot. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
Frederick During the Civil War Walking Tour @ Heritage Frederick
Saturday, April 15, 10:30am, $12, $10, $8
24 E Church St
Explore what it was like to live in Frederick during the Civil War. Stories include the last Confederate invasion of the North, the ransom of Frederick, and the Battle of Monocacy.
Tour starts at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street.
- Walking tours will run rain or shine*.
- Please come prepared with a jacket for each participant on cooler days and water bottles for each participant on warmer days.
*Tours will only be cancelled during extreme weather conditions such as excessive heat warnings or severe thunderstorms.
THREE DOG NIGHT @ Weinberg Center for the Arts
Sunday, April 16, 6pm, $125, $105, $75
20 W Patrick St
Legendary band, THREE DOG NIGHT, now in its 5th decade, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT.
THREE DOG NIGHT hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity.
THREE DOG NIGHT maintains an aggressive, year-round touring schedule of over 90 dates a year, performing their hit filled concerts for generation-spanning audiences. The band’s now-famous name refers to native Australian hunters in the outback who huddled with their dogs for warmth on cold nights; the coldest being a “three dog night”.
Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, THREE DOG NIGHT had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. The hits appeared on best selling charts in all genres (pop, rock and country). Its records continue to sell around the world, reaching beyond the borders of the U.S. into Japan, Canada, Holland, England, Germany, Spain and elsewhere. Tens of millions of THREE DOG NIGHT records have been sold through the years.
Marking over 50 years on the road, THREE DOG NIGHT continues to grow its fan base by keeping up a full schedule of concerts at theatres, performing arts centers, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and casinos. Since 1986, the band has performed over 2,500 shows including two Super Bowls.
Opening act Danny McGaw