As September picks up steam here in Downtown Frederick, it’s a great time to casually stroll our charming historic streets while wandering in and out of our shops. Of course, you’ll want to grab a bite to eat (and a little treat for later) and maybe even take in a show, and woo boy, is this weekend perfect for that! You’ll find a few local favorites participating in Maryland Restaurant Week, while shows take the stage at both Sky Stage and the Weinberg Center. It’s getting a little boozy over at Tenth Ward with their Autumn Liqueur Release Party, and you can shop for a good cause at The Gog (20W 2nd St). As always, we can’t wait to see you downtown!
Maryland Restaurant Week
Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 24
Brewer’s Alley & Thacher & Rye
For 10 delicious days, visit Brewer’s Alley or Thacher & Rye for special Maryland Restaurant week menus! This is a great time to get out and support locals restaurants as a part of this state-wide initiative.
Abiding Love Photo Exhibit and Pop Up Boutique
Saturday & Sunday, September 16 (10am-6pm) & 17 (10am-4pm)
20 W 2nd St
This event is a fundraiser for Living Through Loss, a support community for parents who have lost a child to overdose.
Reception: Saturday, Sept 17 from 3-6pm
Abiding Love is a photography exhibit by Fran Byrne featuring the parents of the LTL community holding pictures of their deceased loved ones as an effort to overcome the stigma of substance related loss.
Several local artisans will participate in a pop up boutique during the exhibit and will donate a percentage of their sales to support parents & loved ones affected by overdose loss. One of the participating artists is also a parent in the community. “Living through Loss is a group of selfless human beings that take time out of their day to day lives to make sure that those of us who have endured a loss as great as I have start and continue their journey of healing.”
Autumn Liqueur Release @ Tenth Ward Distillery
Saturday, September 16, 12pm-10pm
55 E Patrick St
Feel the crispness in the air? Craving somethin’ a little hot and spicy? Just in time for our favorite fall release: Autumn Liqueur.
Get ready, Saturday, September 16 from noon to 10 p.m. we’ll be offering tastings, full pours, spirit-tasting flights and cocktails made from your favorite fall elixir. We’ll have an entirely new seasonal menu for you to try. Mark your calendars, because this one won’t last.
Feast Your Ears – The Story of WHFS 102.3FM @ The Weinberg Center
Saturday, September 16, 8pm-10pm
20 W Patrick St
Take a trip back to the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s when “free form” progressive FM radio was in its heyday in America. Broadcasting from “high atop the Triangle Towers” near Washington, DC the legendary & beloved WHFS was more than just a local radio station – it was the voice of a generation. Hear from local, national and international musicians, the ‘HFS deejays, record label veterans, journalists, historians, fans and more as they reflect on a time when the music united a tribe who spoke out via the radio waves about war, equality and a time of great social, cultural and political upheaval.
Expressing Willie by Endangered Species (theater) Project @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Sunday, September 17, 7pm-9pm
59 S Carroll St
What happens when a newly rich Mid-Western toothpaste magnate, living the life of the Great Gadsby, is joined by his plucky, Mid-Western fiancee? Will values and valor triumph over glitz and glamour? Come see how the tables get turned in this timeless comedy by Rather Crothers, part of the Forgotten Female Playwrights series.
Performance under the stars at Sky Stage, 59 Carroll Street, Frederick.