The Weinberg Center is a showcase for performing arts in Frederick that enhances our area’s cultural life. Frederick’s historic 1926 movie palace is home to year-round quality entertainment: professional music, dance, and theater; classic movies, and family entertainment. The season begins in September each year and concludes the following May. For a complete listing of events, please visit WeinbergCenter.org. Free backstage tours are offered on a regular basis; more information can be found at WeinbergCenter.org/Tours.
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With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling collection of fables Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker. There are over ten million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into 25 languages. He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name The Talent Family and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. Sedaris’ original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life. […]
An Evening with David Sedaris
The Steel Wheels have long been at home in the creative space between tradition and innovation, informed by the familiar sounds of the Virginia mountains where the band was formed, but always moving forward with insightful lyrics and an evolving sound. Whether at a joyous summer festival, during one of their many concerts, or in the studio, The Steel Wheels continue their mission set out over a decade ago: shaking up traditions to see what sticks, telling stories, and joining communities through song.
The Steel Wheels
The Temptations, often referred to as “American Music Royalty,” are world-renowned superstars of entertainment, revered for their phenomenal catalog of music and prolific career. Named the “#1 R&B/Hip Hop Artists of All Time” and one of the “125 Greatest of All Time Artists” by Billboard magazine, as well as one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine, the group is truly a beloved national treasure. The Temptations’ heritage, influence and contributions to, not only American culture and African American communities but also to the global music landscape, are monumental. The influence that the Temptations have had on mainstream and global artists is undeniable. The group’s popularity is ever-increasing and they are one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world today. Their story is a road map through American history. What began in Detroit, when a remarkable combination of soulful voices united, was the genesis of an epic journey that introduced multiple superstars to the world and produced some of the greatest music of our era. While the group has evolved over the years, Dr. Otis Williams has continued to lead the group and carry the torch forward for the next generation of […]
Synopsis: Two brothers in 1910s California struggle to maintain their strict, Bible-toting father’s favor as an old secret about their long-absent mother comes to light. Category: Drama Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes Rating: PG Cast: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris
Wonder Book Classic Film Series: East of Eden (1955)
Combat tests you. Being a beat cop tests you. Life tests you. Three brothers and being the only girl…tests you. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour has been tested her whole life. A gutsy trailblazer, her resume is an impressive collection of “firsts” including America’s first Black female combat pilot. She served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She was also a diversity liaison officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps. After her military service, FlyGirl revved up her career in the private sector as an entrepreneur, consultant to business, and author of Zero to Breakthrough, The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. As a speaker, FlyGirl unleashes hard-hitting advice and amazing anecdotes from her adventures on the battlefield and in business. She helps individuals and organizations Get Gutsy and build a sustainable inner force and conviction, that results in accomplishing significant goals. As a Black gay woman and single mom, FlyGirl brings vital experience to her role as a member of the Forbes School of Business & Technology Board of Advisors and COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour’s story has been featured in the media including on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and […]
Frederick Speaker Series: Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour
Relive the greatest decade of rock and roll – the 60’s! The counterculture movement of the 1960’s became synonymous with the most iconic music of all time. This powerhouse concert event includes the songs and stories of many of the artists of the era including: Beach Boys, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, James Brown and many others. The “Woodstock Era” defined a generation of music, in a world that was rapidly changing. Under the direction of Producer, Arranger, Neil Berg, get ready for two hours of peace, love and rock n’ roll!
Neil Berg’s The 60’s: Peace, Love and Rock N’ Roll
Synopsis: A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress. Category: Comedy, Romance Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes Rating: N/A Cast: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson
Silent Film Series: Show People (1928)
“Afrique en Cirque” is a highly colorful creation featuring a handful of amazing acrobats, and musicians from Cirque Kalabanté, performing their authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of djembes and other native instruments of Guinea. To the melodious sound of the Kora, artistic director and company founder, Yamoussa Bangoura takes us into an elsewhere that radiates the diversity of traditional African arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance.
Family Series: Afrique en Cirque by Cirque Kalabante
Synopsis: The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th-century England. Category: Adventure, Comedy, History Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes Rating: N/A Cast: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine
Wonder Book Classic Film Series: Tom Jones (1963)
Performing your favorite tunes from Broadway classics such as The King and I, Phantom of the Opera and Fiddler on the Roof and music selections from big screen favorites like the James Bond movies, The Lord of the Rings, and many more. The Frederick Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra composed of professionally trained musicians performing a series of concerts each year that include classical masterworks, music by contemporary composers, pop concerts, and educational programs.
Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise: Frederick Symphony Orchestra – “Broadway and Beyond”
Hailing from the Eastern Highlands and New Ireland provinces of Papua New Guinea, though now Sydney Australia-based, Ngaiire has a career that crosses genres and mediums and expectations. Ngaiire’s sound melds electronic neo-soul, gospel, and big pop sounds, strained through the lens of a First Nations Papua New Guinean songwriter. Touring as a 6-piece ensemble, Ngaiire’s shows give the audience the full spectrum of live performances: one moment will be a pop banger, and the next she will break your heart.
Synopsis: Two couples and a troupe of actors have an encounter with some mischievous fairies in the forest. Category: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance Runtime: 2 hours 13 minutes Rating: N/A Cast: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Iam Hunter
Wonder Book Classic Film Series: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)
The famed guitarist of Heart, celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of rock n’ roll.
Nancy Wilson’s Heart
Folk music legend Tom Paxton joins songwriting friends Jon Vezner and Don Henry for an unforgettable night!