It’s going to be a busy, busy weekend downtown, as we get to work to make our town shine, and have fabulous events as the cherry on our sundae.
As a special additional event for this week’s Top 5, this Saturday is the Partnership’s Bring a Broom Saturday, an annual affair where hundreds, and we mean hundreds of folks volunteer to weed, mulch, sweep and make Downtown Frederick sparkle. There’s still time to volunteer, either as a group or solo artist, but don’t delay. We can always use extra hands, and of course, we’ll feed you lunch after you’ve mulched your little heart out.
After all of that mulching, you’ll be ready for fun, and boy oh boy are we going to deliver! Get those thrifting skills ready to go at Olde Mother, prepare for a Battle of the Bands at the Amphitheater, and start thinking…PUPPIES! A Puppy Hour adoption event at The Shed at Thacher & Rye and a benefit concert for our furry friends will have the canines well cared for this Sunday.
Plus, if you’re interested in letterpress printing at all, a very special and notable letterpress artist from Switzerland, Dafi Kühne, will be joining the folks at Frederick Book Arts Center for a talk and demo Sunday evening. This is a super special event, so don’t miss out!
We can’t wait to see you downtown!
Bring a Broom Saturday
Saturday, April 29, 8:30am-11:30am
Join in the twelfth annual Bring a Broom Saturday on Saturday, April 29, 2023! Community members are asked to bring their brooms and help Downtown Frederick get ready for spring.
Volunteer a few hours of your time with friends and neighbors to help make downtown shine! Volunteers will sweep sidewalks, mulch tree wells, pick up trash and plant flowers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
Bring a Broom Saturday is a great volunteer opportunity for companies, sports teams, social clubs and civic groups. If you’re volunteering as part of a group, select your team name from the dropdown menu during registration.
If you’re a group leader and need to create a team registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, let’s get to our Top 5 for the weekend!
Thrift Market Pop-Up @ Olde Mother Brewing
Saturday, April 29, 1pm-5pm, Free
526 N Market St
Stop by Olde Mother on Saturday, April 29 from 1pm-5pm to visit some of the areas thriftiest & eclectic vendors, all under one roof. We will have 11 amazing vendors, delicious craft beer, wine & cocktails, and the best burgers from @fiftyfiftyfoodtruck!
Battle of the Bands
Saturday, April 29, 2pm-7pm, $5
Carroll Creek Amphitheater
We are honored to present this amazing event to the Frederick Community! Save the date for April 29th 2pm-7pm and come out to support the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County as we “Battle” 6 Bands on stage for a huge prize package!! There will be beer from Rockwell Brewery, food from Traditional Authentic Mexican Food and In10se BBQ as well games, activities, and so much more fun!
Tickets are on sale at botbfrederick.com
Puppy Hour @ The Shed at Thatcher & Rye
Sunday, April 30, 11am-3pm, Free
228 N Market St
Join us on APRIL 30th at The Shed @Thacher & Rye for a Happy Hour Puppy Adoption event co-hosted by Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue.
Meet and play with adorable puppies up for adoption while enjoying great cocktails in a beautiful garden. Learn about the adoption process and make a difference in a furry friend’s life. For more information, visit www.lonelyheartsanimalrescue.org. Some same day adoptions may be possible based on application criteria.
Fingerstyle for our Furry Friends Benefit Concert @ Luv Pup
Sunday, April 30, 4pm-6pm, Suggested donation $10
119 E Patrick St
Get ready for an unforgettable evening of music at Luv Pup’s Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Concert! Join us on April 30th at 4:00 PM for an incredible lineup of musicians, including Anthony Troy, Jimmy Stewart, and a special acoustic performance by Emma and Luna D’Aquino.
Jimmy Stewart is a talented and soulful acoustic instrumentalist from Baltimore, whose music explores and interacts with the natural world. His love for simplicity and attention to detail creates an urgent and alive music that ranges from atmospheric landscapes to intricate runs, and his music is a reflection of his experiences in the US Navy and his time spent in nature.
Anthony Troy is a world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist who studied under Tengyue Zhang at the Julliard School, amongst many others, and has performed with numerous renowned guitarists. He is endorsed by several well-known guitar equipment brands and has composed award-winning music for films, such as “Lost” in 2016. When he is not performing or attending workshops, he can be found teaching at ART Guitar School in Connecticut and working in his recording studio ART Sounds.
Admission is by requested donation of $10, and all proceeds will be split among the talented musicians and the rescues we support. RSVP to Tommy@LuvPupDesigns.com now to secure your spot and help us anticipate attendance. Don’t miss out on this chance to support a great cause while enjoying some amazing live music. We can’t wait to see you there!
Letterpress and Design Talk from Notable Swiss Designer and Letterpress Printer Dafi Kühne @ FBAC
Sunday, April 30, 5pm-6:30pm, Suggested donation $10
217 W Patrick St
If you love graphic arts and letterpress printing, if you are a designerand want to be inspired, you must attend this talk by Dafi Kühne
For this special talk at the Frederick Book Arts Center, Dafi is talking about his poster work, giving insight about his processes and showing physical prints.
Dafi studied in the Visual Communication Department of Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland and holds a Research-Masters Degree in Typeface Design from University of Reading, UK. In his studio, babyinktwice.ch, he uses a wild mix of analog and digital tools to produce posters for music, art, architecture, and products. With this one main rule in his studio «No PDF ever leaves the studio as a final product», he prints all his posters with letterpress printing presses. His mostly typographic letterpress printed posters have won many international poster design awards and been in exhibitions all around the globe. His designer monograph True Print was published by Lars Müller Publishers in 2016.
Dafi has researched, taught and spoken at Hatch Show Print, the Letterform Archive, the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Poster House and Cooper Union. We are thrilled to bring this exceptional practitioner to share his innovative techniques and tricks in an afternoon talk and demonstration at the Frederick Book Arts Center.
The event is free with a suggested donation of $10 Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most groundbreaking printers in letterpress today. Even if you have never touched a printing press, this talk will make you consider letterforms and poster design in a whole new way!