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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Step right up to the Cirque Mechanics world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust. Brings the spectacle of the vintage circus to life with this tribute to the classic one ring circus.
Cirque Mechanics – “42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels”
A captivating hybrid style rooted in jazz traditions of past generations, with elements of folk, rhythm & blues, classical and country.
René Marie and Experiment in Truth
The Frederick Film Festival (The F3) is proud to announce that it will be working with the Weinberg Center for the Arts in showing the 2019 Oscar® Nominated Short Film nominees in the DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATED, and LIVE ACTION categories on Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th. All programs will be shown at the Weinberg, with the all three Categories featured on Saturday (DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATED, and LIVE ACTION) and just two Categories on Sunday (ANIMATED, and LIVE ACTION). This is the only place you’ll be able to see these Academy Award nominated films in a theater setting in Frederick. On the first night we will be presenting the nominees in the Best Short Film: Animated and the Best Short Film: Live Action categories. These are some of the most popular, yet most difficult to see, films nominated by the Academy. Most of these films did not have a wide release and played primarily at film festivals. That is why we are proud to showcase these two categories again on Sunday.
Oscar-Nominated Short Films
Happy hour begins at 6:30 PM! The classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, it is up to Westley (her childhood beau) to save her. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids, military and seniors. Rating: PG Runtime: 1 hr, 38 min Genre: Adventure, Fantasy Sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Born in 1987 to actress Mia Farrow and filmmaker Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow achieved early notoriety as a child prodigy, skipping grades and starting college at age 11. He is a Yale Law School educated attorney and a member of the New York Bar. He also attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Farrow served as a State Department diplomat in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the United States’ first special advisor for global youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He has served as an expert witness before the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus. As an NBC News anchor and investigative reporter, Farrow founded and fronted the “Undercovered” series on “The Today Show,” combining traditional reporting with innovative crowd-sourced story selection. Farrow has written about human rights and foreign policy for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. His exposé of Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker helped kickstart the #MeToo movement and earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018. He also received the Point Courage Award in 2018 for his continued advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
Ronan Farrow | The Frederick Speaker Series
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, experience the graceful beauty and thundering beats of percussive Irish dance and music live on the Weinberg Stage. Whether you’ve seen them before or you’re new to the excitement, don’t miss this amazing and ever-evolving spectacle!
Teelin Irish Dance: Celtic Storm
Join the U.S. Army Blues as they pay tribute to great women in jazz, including the music of Nancy Wilson and Ella Fitzgerald, with guest vocalist SGM Christal Rheams.
U.S. Army Blues – Women in Jazz
Join the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County for fun and laughter at Comedy Night! Be entertained by the local improv group, Oh Crit! and national headlining comedian Collin Moulton with a special featured performance by our very own BGCFC dancers. Bring your friends, bring your family, and be ready to laugh! Tickets on sale now! Find more info on the Facebook event.
2019 Comedy Night!
Winter Concert – featuring Sally McLain, Violin
Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra: American Music
Phoenix Foundation of Maryland presents a one-time screening of this powerful film. From the creators of “Anonymous People” comes “Generation Found”, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.
Returning to the Weinberg stage this season, the Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. Award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques come together to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
An eclectic musical journey bound together with emotional vulnerability and technical violin wizardry.
Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black.” She is the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. In 2017 she starred in “Doubt,” a CBS legal drama. The show was the first broadcast series featuring a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor. Cox’s work as an actress and advocate landed her on the cover of Time magazine as well as an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” She continues to break boundaries and make history with accolades including back-to-back SAG Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” and consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” She earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her groundbreaking documentary “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” exploring the lives of seven transgender youth across the country. Cox was one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year and was named one of the Top 50 Transgender Icons by The Huffington Post.
Laverne Cox | The Frederick Speaker Series
Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the greatest Oriole all-stars to ever take the field! Join us for an unforgettable evening with legendary 3rd baseman, Brooks Robinson. Brooks will share stories about his remarkable career and reminisce about the games and players who made it truly memorable. Brooks’ remarks will be followed by a question and answer period with the audience.
An Evening with Brooks Robinson
As both an actor and literacy advocate, Levar Burton has captured the admiration of both his audiences and his industry peers for three decades. He continues to enjoy rare longevity in the entertainment business. Burton launched his acting career as Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series “Roots,” which landed him on the cover of Time magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter he achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series and feature films. From 1983 until 2009 he was host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award-winning PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow.” He recently reimagined the iconic series through his company RRKidz. The all-new Reading Rainbow app is the number one educational app on iTunes, delivering hundreds of quality books and video field trips to hundreds of thousands of children. In 2014, Burton was at the helm of a record-shattering Kickstarter campaign that will soon bring Reading Rainbow home and school versions to the web. He has received 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP Image Awards. Burton continues to produce, act and direct in addition to being an advocate for literacy and education.
Levar Burton | The Frederick Speaker Series
Credited as being one of the creators of modern comics as well as an author whose work crosses genres, Neil Gaiman writes for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living postmodern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics and drama. Gaiman has achieved cult status and attracted increased media attention.
Frederick Speaker Series presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960’s she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. Judy Collins’ award winning career includes such hits as “Send in the Clowns”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Amazing Grace”, “Some Day Soon”, “Both Sides Now” and so many more. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, film maker, record label head and in demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention.
An Evening with Judy Collins
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