Love Letters for Local (February 1-28, 2023)
This February, let our businesses know how much you love them! Write a simple love letter to a Downtown Frederick business (or two) that you love… and you could find yourself walking home with a $250 gift card to spend at your favorite business.
How it works:
- Write a love letter for a Downtown Frederick business during the month of February (Not sure which businesses are eligible? Just make sure they’re listed in our directory: downtownfrederick.org/get-it-downtown)
- Make sure to include the BUSINESS NAME and YOUR EMAIL & PHONE NUMBER on the outside of your letter or envelope (We’ll need your contact info to reach you if you’re our lucky gift card winner!)
- Drop it in one of our special “Love Letters for Local” mailboxes (No postage necessary!)
- OR you can write a virtual valentine using the form below
- Love Letters for Local runs from February 1st through the 28th, so make sure you submit your letter by 5PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023
- Each week, we’ll randomly select one lucky love letter author and award them a $250 gift card to the downtown business they love! Gift card recipients will be contacted each Wednesday (February 8, 15, 22 and March 1). You may submit multiple love letters, but each person is only eligible to win one (1) gift card over the course of this promotion.
Love Letter Drop-offs
Ready to deliver your profession of love? Drop your letter in one of the specially marked mailboxes in Downtown Frederick and we’ll get it to its intended recipient. Don’t forget to write the business name AND your email & phone number on the outside of your letter/envelope. We’ll need your contact info to reach you if you’re our lucky gift card winner! Letter drop locations:
- 30 N Market St (at Frederick County Permits & Inspections building)
- Everedy Square & Shab Row (near The Frederick Basket Company, 12 N East St)
Can’t make it downtown to deliver your love letter in person? No problem! Just keep scrolling and you can submit your virtual valentine using the form below.
Gift Card Winners
Each week, we’ll randomly select one lucky love letter author and award them a $250 gift card to the downtown business they love! Gift card recipients will be contacted each Wednesday (February 8, 15, 22 and March 1). You may submit multiple love letters, but each person is only eligible to win one (1) gift card over the course of this promotion.
Hang out in Downtown Frederick at these upcoming events!
This year’s Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick. Participating restaurants offer diners multi-course meals at appetizing prices. Visit an old favorite or try something new; Downtown Frederick is full of delicious dining options! Make your reservations at these popular spots today!
Treat yourself to an unforgettable culinary journey on Wednesday evenings! Experience the unique flavors of Frederick’s local craft beverage businesses with a 3-course menu expertly paired by Chef Bryan and his team at Thacher & Rye. Enjoy the exquisite dishes indoors or outdoors for only $75 per person + Tax + Gratuity, beverages included – book your spot now as reservations are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome! Feb 22: Big Cork Vineyard Mar 8th: Willow Oaks Mar 15th: Olde Mother Mar 22nd & Mar 29th: Restaurant Week Apr 5th: McClintock Apr 12th: Orchid Cellars Apr 19th: Windridge Apr 26th: Old Westminster
Local Wednesday Dinner Series @ Thacher & Rye
Join us for Wedding Band Weekend at Colonial Jewelers! Enjoy the very BEST selection of Diamond and precious metal wedding and anniverary bands at the BEST pricing of the year! INTEREST FREE financing options available (6 and 12 month Interest Free for those who qualitfy). From gold and diamond to contemporary tungsten and more. Click below to book your appointment. Appointments are going fast, RSVP here for your 1 hour appointment today!
Wedding Band Weekend @ Colonial Jewelers
Key City Improv is no stranger to MET Comedy Night or Yes, And. The group was formed out of the MET’s Ensemble School program during the holidays of 2021. They are so excited to be back. Bananas for Improv: Frederick’s first all Banana Improv team is freshly trained and ready to perform for you. They had their debut performance during the 2022 Comedy Extravaganza.
MET Comedy Night: Yes And Improv
Enjoy Live Music with Switchtrack on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 9:30PM-12:30AM…Enjoy some delicious food and margaritas in the Heart of Downtown Frederick. $5 Cover, 21+ Only! Find Our Menu, Specials, and Entertainment Schedule on www.agave137.com
LIVE Music with Switchtrack at Agave 137
One of the nations most respected and honored singer/songwriters Jason is already the winner of gold and double platinum song writing awards. He is a brilliant soulful singer who can go from a raspy Joe Cocker in one song, to a romantic balladeer in the next. We were very lucky to work out his busy traveling schedule to coincide with a family visit back in the Maryland area. Please don’t miss this National treasure of an artist.
An Evening with Jason Adamo
Trae Crowder first gained attention (or notoriety depending on your politics) in 2016 for his hugely viral series of “Liberal Redneck” comedic rant videos. Since then, Trae has written a book, toured the country thrice over playing sold out shows, appeared on HBO, ABC, MTV, WTF with Marc Maron, and in the Veronica Mars reboot, as “Chattanooga Charlie”, among others. Additionally, Trae co-hosts the hugely popular “WellRED,” Evening Skews” and “Puttin’ On Airs” podcasts. His debut 30-minute standup comedy special was taped in 2021 in Nashville, TN. He has been performing his particular brand of Southern-fried intellectual comedy in the Southeast for the past six years and now tours nationally as part of the wellRED comedy tour with his writing and drinking partners, Corey and Drew. He also continues to rant and rave on the internet to the mostly-delight of his lovely fanbase.
TRAE CROWDER: Just Me and Y’All!
SADBrunch is coming to Cellar Door for another DRAG BRUNCH! Join us on Sunday, March 26th for a special drag brunch hosted by Pariah Sinclair Don’t forget there will be $25/ Bottomless Brunch Drinks! More details about SADBrunch Drag Brunch Shows can be found at sadbrunch.com
Drag Brunch with SadBrunch @ Cellar Door
As part of Nowruz (New Day) Celebration, UNESCO Body & Mind Wellness (UNESCO BMW) Club is holding an open house from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM for Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27. We hope to raise our lives together in this walk-in celebration! Learn more about Nowruz.
Nowruz Open House @ UNESCO BMW
Sherlock Holmes radio plays performed live and in person the last Sunday of every month! Join us for tea, treats and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Tickets are always Pay-What-You-Can. Performance held at 16 E Patrick St on second floor, above JoJo’s.
Sherlock Sundays @ ESP
We have been hosting comedy shows for over 10 years here at Cellar Door. Check our website and social media for updates on our weekly Comedy Show every Sunday at 7PM! Comedy show tickets cost $15 with a 2-item minimum. We look forward to laughing with you! All Sundays except April 9th (Easter) from now through the end of April.
Sunday Comedy Night @ The Cellar Door
Formed in Houston in 1995 by brothers Justin and Jeremy Furstenfeld, Blue October is an alternative, post-grunge rock group best known for their hits “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean”. Over the course of their 27-year career, they have achieved seventeen Top 40 Singles on the alternative rock chart. The group is widely celebrated for lead singer Justin Furstenfeld’s raw, honest lyricism, detailing personal challenges and struggles he has overcome. For their eleventh studio album and first double-LP, Spinning The Truth Around: Part I & II, Blue October unlocks another creative renaissance with part 1 out now and part 2 slated for release in March 2023.
Blue October: Spinning the Trust Around Tour
Every Tuesday Night doors at 7:00 film starts at 7:30 The Art Center Bijou is a weekly film screening. Each month we present films that fall under one general theme in order to cultivate discussion about film as a mode of artistic expression. After the film ends we hold a brief discussion. March 14th: Buster Keaton/Charlie Chaplin Double Feature. Buster Keaton’s One Week (1920) and Charlie Chaplin’s The Rink (1916). March 21st: Three Stooges Double Feature – A Plumbing We Will Go (1940) and Beer Barrel Polecats (1946). The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team, best remembered for their 190 short subject films by Columbia Pictures. March 28th: Mousehunt (1997). Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.
Art Center Bijou @ FAC
Join us for a funny Open Mic Tuesday Night where local, returning comedians or new comedians test out their hilarious (or not) jokes. Check our website and social media for updates on our weekly Open Mic Night every Tuesday at 8PM! There is no cover charge for this night. We look forward to laughing with you!
Open Mic Comedy Night @ Cellar Door
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
When crime comes to CraftTown, Assistant Manager Scotty DelRio finds a purpose. Can Scotty construct a new identity as a P.I. and sleuth his coworkers’ secrets while keeping his own? Comedy and mystery collide in this mid-size retail noir by local playwright and MET Ensemble Member Lydia Hadfield. Director Jeremy Myers describes CraftTown as “a satirical nod and homage to noir, a coming-of-age/origin story, a queer story.” ASL Interpreted performance on Friday, March 31. On Friday, March 31st at 7PM, the CraftTown Opening Reception will take place before the show begins and is included in the ticket for March 31st only. On April 1, the use of face coverings will be required (we promise, this is not an April Fools Day joke). All other performances are mask-optional. Audio description services are available upon request. To request this service, please email Audience Services Manager, Zack Callis, at email@example.com
CraftTown @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
Enjoy Live Music with Voodoo Rocks on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 9:30PM-12:30AM…Enjoy some delicious food and margaritas in the Heart of Downtown Frederick. $5 Cover, 21+ Only! Find Our Menu, Specials, and Entertainment Schedule on www.agave137.com
LIVE Music with Voodoo Rocks @ Agave 137
First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! Support local businesses by shopping with an independent retailer, eating at a local restaurant, supporting local artists and exploring Downtown Frederick. Where you spend your money matters. Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown. LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit our events calendar to see what’s happening today. Special April First Saturday Activities The Academy for the Fine Arts students bring you Midnight Murder of a Monet – an original murder mystery in Downtown Frederick. Bring the whole family to question the suspects, dissect the clues, and see who has the sharpest detective instincts around! Start the adventure @ Surelocked In Escape Games (5 N Market St), 1pm-6pm LIVE MUSICIANS Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. PARKING & TRAVEL Access travel and parking information […]
April First Saturday
COAST is phasing out of retail to focus on the design side of our business. Therefore, we are closing out ALL our inventory and display items and everything must go. We will be open the First Saturdays of March, April, & May, 12pm – 5pm. If your vibe is cool, we got you!
Retail Extravaganza @ COAST
Midnight Murder of a Monet The Academy for the Fine Arts is pleased to present an original, interactive, murder mystery in Downtown Frederick. From creating the plot to writing the script, making the props to becoming the characters, students from the Academy have prepared to take you on a rollercoaster of events that lead to a (fake) murder! This April First Saturday… To find out if you have what it takes to be the next best detective, start your quest at Surelocked In Escape Games (5 N Market St) and follow the clues around town. Turn in your sleuthy guesses at the same location before 6pm! This is a family-friendly activity – we welcome participants of all ages! Good luck!!
Interactive Murder Mystery in Downtown Frederick
“The System” is a completely unique art experience. The installation features a multi-wall video display that will take the viewer “inside the machine”. The animated display features drawn and animated imagery with a mechanical soundscape that will use five projectors and three walls to surround the viewer and create an experience outside of reality. Conceived and developed by Frederick based artist, Watson, the installation is made possible by a generous grant from the NEA courtesy of the Frederick Arts Council. “The System” Y-Arts Center March 25-May 7, 2023 Reception April 1st, 5-7P.M. More information can be found at watsonscribbles.com/thesystem or feel free to reach out if you’d like to know more.
The System Opening Reception @ Y Arts Center
True Documented Stories of the “Paranormal” with “Maryland’s Oldest Operating Ghost Tour. 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! Visit Court House Square – the “Execution Site” of British Sympathizers, learn about their Fate, and the “Curse” that continues to Resonate. Visit the “Spiritual Playground” of Dead Children whose lives were cut short by Unmerciful Disease and Suffering. Unravel the Mystery surrounding a Mysterious Man in Black Executed in 1781 for his Loyalty to King George III. Find out the “Devilish Plan” of a “Spiteful” Owner of an 1814 Mansion and why his “Spiritual Discharge” Remains. Contemplate the Reasons why Frederick’s Famed Barbara Fritchie Continues to Guard her Home from Invading Confederate Soldiers 158 Years After her Death. Discover why Former Stage Hands, Actors, and Members of the Audience Refuse to be Removed from their Prized Seats at Frederick’s Historic Tivoli Theater. Ponder the Events taking place at a Private Residence, Now Home to Two Families – One […]
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick @ Brewer’s Alley
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
Mark your calendars!!! And start your spring craft room cleaning!! Because of the overwhelming response in the fall (thank you!) we’re doing things differently this time around. We’re ONLY accepting donations before the event, then the day of the event is just for taking things home with you!! If you missed the one in the fall, this is all 100% free – it’s a chance for everyone to clean out their craft and fabric supplies, then refresh it with someone else’s! Give Rise Studio has set up drop off times: Wednesday March 22nd 10-11am Friday March 24th 4-8pm Saturday March 25th from 11-1pm Tuesday March 28th 8-11am
Craft Swap @ Give Rise Studio
Since you’ll already be in town for First Saturday… The art galleries encourage you to stay for a special Downtown Frederick Sunday Artwalk following each First Saturday. There will be special events, art talks, live demos, and DIY projects from 12-4pm. More gallery info and an interactive walking map here: March 5th events: All events are from 12-4pm unless otherwise noted. Sweet Clay Creations by Karla Rabanales @ The Delaplaine Arts Center Karla Rabanales creates miniature figurines out of polymer clay and incorporates them into jewelry and accessories. Originally from El Salvador, Rabanales has been around crafts her whole life, and learned many skills from her mother who is an artist. Each piece is super detailed – and cute! You may get hungry after viewing her miniature works of tiny ice-cream cones, cakes, and cheeseburgers – and more! Laurenee Gauvin pays homage to her Haitian Roots in “Home Away from Home” @ DISTRICT Arts This exhibition reflects the journey and the arrival of Laurenee Gauvin as an exciting and thought-provoking presence on the contemporary art scene. Her art introduces an emotional look into what home feels like in today’s climate, from the multidimensional approach on canvas […]
This coloring event will be a time to relax and show your artistic abilities. There will be more than one picture to color so everyone can choose a design that they would like. Join us for coloring, relaxing fun! Tea and a snack will be provided.
Color with Us @ UNESCO Body and Mind Wellness Club
The Tivoli Discovery Series is our pay-what-you-want series featuring emerging artists. This month’s artist is Ashley Ray, who has established herself as one of Nashville’s most nuanced voices, chasing down critical acclaim not only as a solo artist, but also as an in-demand songwriter for Little Big Town, Lori McKenna, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, and others. Her albums have earned her shows with Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby, Little Big Town and other country trailblazers who, like Ashley, create a modern sound without chasing after modern trends. Ashley Ray shines a light on her midwestern roots with her third album, Pauline, whose autobiographical songs tell true stories of love, loss, and life in Middle America. Pauline was met with critical acclaim landing on multiple “Best Albums of 2020” lists from NPR to Stereogum. Her appearance on NPR’s coveted Tiny Desk series closed out the year.
Tivoli Discovery Series: Ashley Ray
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)
Set in New Orleans at the end of the 19th century, The Awakening is a compelling story of Edna, a woman ahead of her time, who undergoes a social, sexual, and spiritual awakening. This American literary classic was banned when released and rediscovered in the 1950s. Adapted from the novel by Kate Chopin by Rebecca Chase with music by Myra Platt. The show is set to a score of blues, ragtime, soul, and opera and is rich with the lush decadence of the French Quarter. Tickets are always Pay-What-You-Can.
The Awakening with ESP @ New Spire Stages
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
Explore the History of the Southern Section of Frederick City From the African-American Perspective! Join us for our 60-90 minute unique walking tour as AARCH tour guides take you on an informative exploration of local history on All Saints Street and the surrounding area. Learn about the cultural and historical importance of the neighborhood that was the center of the African American community up until the early 1960s. Tours start at the AARCH Heritage Center, 125 East All Saints St, beginning at 11 AM. Tours run from 60 to 90 minutes.
AARCH Society African American History Walking Tours
The National String Symphonia (NSS) is celebrating 10 years of making beautiful string music and is excited to present some of the most popular selections from its first 10 seasons. This concert is definitely one that you don’t want to miss so mark your calendars and plan to attend!
National String Symphonia at New Spire Arts
The National String Symphonia (NSS) is celebrating 10 years of making beautiful string music and is excited to present some of the most popular selections from their first 10 seasons. This concert is definitely one that you don’t want to miss so plan to attend and celebrate with the NSS! Founded in 2013, the National String Symphonia is a fully professional symphonic string orchestra. Their mission is to preserve, promote, and present string orchestra music. Many ensembles do not program this repertoire for a variety of reasons, including its relative obscurity and its musical complexity, as well as basic challenges in obtaining performance materials. Their goal is to reach beyond the archetypical orchestra audience and become an integral part of the musical life of listeners at all ages and stages. They seek to innovate the concert experience, and are exploring new and different ways of presenting the music – including the use of video elements and educational presentations. They strive to increase accessibility to and relevance of the music while ensuring high-caliber performances.
National String Symphonia
“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)
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. Find more event info at bringabroom2023.eventbrite.com Bring a Broom Saturday is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Oldetowne Landscape Architects, and Grant County Mulch.
Bring a Broom Saturday
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 go on sale March 1st for $5 and the ticket link will appear online at botbfrederick.com We need sponsors for this event and will be counting on them to help raise funds for this amazing organization so if your company wants to help make it happen. Email email@example.com or go to botbfrederick.com and download the sponsor packet now!!
Battle of the Bands
Join author/illustrator Jonathan Roth on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the C. Burr Artz Public Library to create your own out-of-this-world graphic novel! Mr. Roth will give helpful tips and fun exercises to kids who want to create comics of their own. Paper and pens/pencils will be provided or bring your own. For ages 7 and up. Books, including Roth’s Rover and Speck included on ALA’s 2023 Core Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable List, will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Curious Iguana!
Creating Your Own Out-of-this-World Graphic Novel @ C. Burr Artz Library
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the internationally acclaimed Thumbscrew, featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, “three of jazz’s most dauntless and resourceful artists,” according to NPR. Since its formation in 2012, Thumbscrew has become emblematic of 21st Century jazz diversity. They have performed at jazz festivals throughout North America and Europe, and at such legendary clubs as The Village Vanguard and Blues Alley, as well as releasing seven CDs on the Silver Spring Maryland-based Cuneiform Records, garnering acclaim from internationally respected media platforms.
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”
The Tivoli Discovery Series is our pay-what-you-want series featuring emerging artists. This month’s artist is Austin, TX-based Zach Person, who plays loud, raw, and connects with his music fans on a primal sonic level. Person has a swagger, talent and grit beyond his years. With the poise of a seasoned veteran on stage and the stylings of a mega star, he commands an audience in seconds. “Reminiscent of everyone from Elmore James and Duane Allman to The Black Keys and Jack White, Person channels a raw, pure-bred American swagger,” said American Songwriter. “Between the driving beat, Person’s fuzzed-out vocals and the layers of bombastic guitar parts, the tune shows off all the reasons that Buddy Guy once said of Person ‘What else can I say? The young man is hot!’” His inspirations are varied, and include prolific artists like The Black Keys, Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Jonny Lang, Funkadelic, and Led Zeppelin. With his new project, Zach has created his own take on a contemporary hybrid of blues and rock music, arranged in a pop format. Person’s self-titled, debut LP dropped on April 2, 2021 and garnered the attention of notable press including American Songwriter, Classic Rock Magazine, American Blues Scene, […]
Tivoli Discovery Series: Zach Person
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.
The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous tour includes winners and the best talent from its heralded international competition. Past participants include Amy Schumer, Tammy Pescatelli, Michelle Buteau and countless others who got their jump-start from this one-and-only women’s comedy programming with the sole purpose of highlighting, celebrating and furthering the careers of women in stand-up comedy. See 3 past winners of the Ladies of Laughter competition with totally unique backgrounds and sensibilities: the suburban mom (Jane Condon), the lawyer turned comedian from Singapore (Jocelyn Chia) and the urban, philosopher that makes you see your world differently, (Leighann Lord). All 3 are primed to make you open your mind, make you laugh and forget about all the world’s problems. This is a show that you will be telling your friends about for a long time!
Ladies of Laugher: Funny and Fabulous Tour
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