It’s time to kick off another weekend in Downtown Frederick! There are plenty of activities and things to do, from shows and shopping to Veterans Day celebrations and ghost tours.
Here’s 5 ideas to get you started:
1️⃣ It’s still spooky season! Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour.
2️⃣ Keep your holiday shopping local at the Holiday Bazaar at Calvary United Methodist Church – don’t miss their famous cheese balls!
3️⃣ Listen to the 20th annual Echo Taps celebrating those who served in our armed forces on Veterans Day with the playing of taps throughout downtown.
4️⃣ Actor Alan Cumming and journalist Ari Shapiro head to town with their perormance of tall tales and tunes, presented with trademark talent and humor.
5️⃣ New Spire Arts is hosting Broadway on Harewood for “The Cabaret” featuring your favorite Broadway music from the golden era to the present.
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick at Brewer’s Alley
Friday, November 10, 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Brewer’s Alley – 124 N Market St
Take a Remarkable Journey through Frederick’s Gruesome and Bloody Past. Nearly 300 Years of War, Executions and Revenge. Uncover Politically Savvy and Defiant Citizens, Patriots from the Revolutionary War, Beckoning Soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! Historic Frederick – Where The Dead Come Out To Play!
Holiday Bazaar at Calvary United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 11, 9am – 3pm
Calvary United Methodist Church – 131 W 2nd St
Ring in the holiday season at this benefit featuring vendors, crafters, baked goods, a silent auction, white elephant items, and Calvary’s famous homemade cheese balls.
20th Annual Echo Taps in Downtown Frederick
Saturday, November 11, 10:30am – 11am
Brass musicians will line up along Market Street beginning at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (515 S Market St), then along W 2nd St, with the last musician atop Calvary United Methodist Church’s belfry. At approximately 10:30am the first musician will play Taps twice, first to the street, then turn left to face the next musician. The bugle call will then be passed from musician to musician until the last bugler plays Taps at 10:59AM for the ceremony at Memorial Park (201 N Bentz St).
Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och and Oy! A Considered Cabaret
Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Weinberg Center – 20 W Patrick St
Actor Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and radio journalist Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered) are known for transporting audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they join forces in song! Witness their exclusive debut of tall tales and tunes, presented with trademark talent and humor, and backed by chemistry and camaraderie.
Broadway on Harewood presents “The Cabaret”
Saturday, November 11, 2pm-4pm
New Spire Arts – 15 W Patrick St
Broadway on Harewood “The Cabaret” features Broadway music from the Golden Era to the Present.
Broadway on Harewood is a performing ensemble of musicians, singers and dancers who originally met as teens in the 1960s and 70s, performing in High School musicals in and around the Washington, DC area. Now mature adults, the BOH cast brings their enduring love and ageless exuberance to fully staged reviews, complete with costumes and choreography. Its fifteen years of family-friendly shows include material from the Great American Songbook, Opera, Pop, Country, and, of course, show tunes.