Upcoming Downtown Events
The Delaplaine Arts Center welcomes Toronto based artist, Amanda McCavour, for a stunning new exhibition, “Embroidered Spaces,” opening on Saturday, September 2. McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations. Through an exploration of line and its 2–D and 3–D implications, stitch is used to explore various concepts such as connections to home and the fibers of the body. McCavour is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when sewn together. She shows her works, which are created on-site, in galleries throughout her native Canada and internationally. “Embroidered Spaces” opens to the public Saturday, September 2 and will be on view through October 31. Admission to the Delaplaine’s galleries is free. Delaplaine Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM Sunday, 11AM-5PM McCavour will give a free online artist’s talk on Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss her process and the ideas behind “Embroidered Spaces.” The artist will travel from Canada to Frederick in order to teach her unique embroidery technique in a special workshop at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Embroidered Botany: Hand Stitching and Water-Soluble Stabilizer will take place October 30 & 31 and is open to anyone 15 and older. Workshop capacity […]
“Embroidered Spaces” exhibition at the Delaplaine
Free outdoor yoga is led by Sol Yoga 7-8am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five. Just bring your mat, all skill levels are welcome. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged. Every Thursday morning, July 1 through September 30.
Yoga on the Creek
DISTRICT Arts presents “Moments,” an exhibition of watercolor and fluid acrylic paintings by April M. Rimpo Rimpo’s favorite quote on art is by Ivan Lissner: “The secret of great art – to rob the moment of its impermanence.” Her exhibition titled “Moments” reflects that quotation. Part of telling stories with April’s art is conveying the emotional response to the subject. She sees beauty everywhere she travels, be it to a large city, a small U.S town, or somewhere abroad. April feels a piece is complete when the mood she wants is achieved and the story shines through. Real success comes, however, when others tell her the story they see in the painting. The exhibition runs from September 1 through September 26, including First Saturday. It is free and open to the public. Visit districtarts.com/moments for more information.
DISTRICT Arts presents “Moments” by April M. Rimpo
Thursdays from 3-6pm (June 3 through September 30) at 113 N East St in Downtown Frederick. Follow them on Facebook or visit their website for a list of vendors. The Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market is operated by Frederick Farmers Market, providing the community of Frederick, Maryland with LOCAL products at traditional cooperative farmers’ markets. Find more info at frederickfarmersmarket.com.
Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market
Info of the Week Music: Pebble to Pearl Food: Boxcar Burgers Beer: Brewer’s Alley Wine: The Tasting Room 5-8PM every Thursday Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, July 1 through September 30. Admission is $5 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Drink tokens are $5 each for beer and wine, and food is available for purchase on site. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick and WLR Automotive Group. About Alive @ Five Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for the Partnership that supports our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors and volunteers, and all proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines in […]
Pebble to Pearl at Alive @ Five
Event by Curious Iguana Join us as we host Jewell Parker Rhodes to celebrate her new middle grade novel Paradise on Fire (ages 8-12). Jewell will discuss the book, read a portion of the book, and answer questions from the audience. This event is free but registration is required.
Jewell Parker Rhodes: Paradise on Fire
“Sweet Dreams” & Artist Reception w/ Karen Peacock Meet Karen and chat about her exhibition on display from 5-8pm during the Artist Reception! Pajama Days contains 16 works made up of vintage sleepwear, drawings, paint, book pages, and more. “This project was started during the COVID 19 lockdown with what was on hand. The title reflects the fashion choices of that time,” says Peacock. These mixed-media works can hang separately or in site-specific modular groupings. Also on view is National Treasures: a subjective selection of 25 great Americans.
Karen Peacock’s “Sweet Dreams” @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
“Sunlight & Water” & Artist Reception w/Tom Semmes Meet Tom and chat about his exhibition on display from 5-8pm during the Artist Reception! “Sunlight & Water” features Tom Semmes’ recent oil paintings on canvas or archival paper. The works reflect his long-term interest in the nuances of light and the changing seasons of both urban and rural settings. Most of the paintings were started en plein air and finished in the studio. Semmes is inspired by his home in downtown Frederick, Maryland, as well as his travels in France and Italy. Rich colors and expressive brushstrokes define his landscapes. The show features a series that captures the view outside of his studio window: “They are,” says Semmes, “a record, like Monet’s haystacks, of one subject under changing conditions.”
Tom Semmes’ “Sunlight & Water” @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
Our comedy series is back where it belongs, under the stars!* Live at Sky Stage, join us 4th Fridays in May, July, August and September for stand-up comedy! Capacity will be limited to allow for social distancing, so grab your tickets now! A limited number of seats may be available at the door for $10. May show features Stacey Axler, Sandy Bernstein, Gina Brown, John Cromartie, Walter Gottlieb, Marcus Lustig, Hedi Sandberg, & Lauren Smith! Check back for details/lineups on future events. Sky Stage is an all-ages venue, but parents/guardians please consider PG-13 content. Beer/wine available for purchase for 21+ with valid government-issued ID. Soft drinks, water, and small packaged snacks also available. Carry-in food OK too. *We will operate at slightly under capacity to allow for some distancing for those who need it. The Frederick Arts Council’s policy is masks for ages 5+ if unvaccinated or when unable to distance (or when eating/drinking) as a courtesy to our more vulnerable or unvaccinated visitors, staff or volunteers.
Comedy Under the Stars
Maryland Ensemble Theatre presents a true story, or a total fiction, about Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle are losing their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. Written by Lauren Gunderson Directed by Gené Fouché September 17 – October 17 MET VACCINATION POLICY Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all events, subject to change. Patrons under 12 years of age must mask. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. CAST Lisa Burl (she/her) as Olympe Mikayla Domingo (she/he/they) as Charlotte Jennifer Pagano (she/her) as Marie Rachel Manu (she/her) as Marianne ARTISTS Lauren Gunderson (she/her), Playwright Gené Fouché (she/her), Director Lauren Johnson (she/her), Stage Manager Lauren McKenna (she/her), […]
Roll for initiative! Improv comedy fused with Dungeons & Dragons! Join us as we embark on an adventure of twists and turns, bizarre characters, and occasional epic failure… All with the help from YOU and the whim of an unforgiving 20-sided die! Join their quest on the third Friday of every month. Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
Oh Crit! – MET Comedy Night
Located at 331 N Market St. A weekly outdoor bazaar featuring a variety of vendors and products, every Saturday throughout the year. More information: instagram.com/downtownsaturdaybazaar
Downtown Saturday Bazaar
September Featured Artist: Doug Moulden Doug Moulden is showing his new, never before seen works! These are a series of paintings that explore the parts of the world that both fill him with wonder yet give him a feeling of disquiet. He uses an additive approach when constructing the paintings, using many different materials that are glued to panels. Painting only occurs after the panels are constructed and is a more intuitive and less structured process than the actual construction. One of Doug’s goals with his paintings is to address the title of the show, “Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.” Visit eastsideartistsgallery.com for more information.
“Monachopsis: The Subtle But Persistent Feeling of Being Out of Place” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery
Walk in the footsteps of doctors, nurses, soldiers and civilians who cared for 8,000 wounded soldiers in Downtown Frederick Every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM from April until October, docents from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will explain how Frederick became “One Vast Hospital.” Arguably the most trying moment in city’s history came after the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862. The town’s population doubled when 8,000 wounded soldiers were delivered by ambulance to make-shift hospitals throughout Frederick. Initially the walking tours will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required throughout the tour and we request that you practice strict social distancing. Tickets are $15 and include admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in addition to the walking tour. Tickets are free for Museum members, but you must still reserve your spot. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. With accounts taken from the diaries and letters of the surgeons, soldiers, and civilians who were there, this guided walking tour will explore the locations of the city’s Civil War hospitals in churches, schools, and public buildings. This program is an excellent way to take in downtown Frederick as many […]
Walking Tours with National Museum of Civil War Medicine
The fair is in full swing! The Great Frederick Fair is over 150 years old, meaning it started around the time of the Civil War. Who had that idea? And what was it like back then? September 25th at 2pm come to the Reed room at Heritage Frederick to find out what the Fair has been like over 150 years.
The History of the Great Frederick Fair
Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! This tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A 90-minute foray into the archives of the dead in “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Reservations Recommended. Tours available select weekends April—November. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” dates year-round. Each purchased ticket includes a 10% off coupon for Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery. Frederick’s Original Brew Pub! Learn more at marylandghosttours.com.
Historic District Ghost Tour
Sundays 9:00AM-1:00PM May 9 – November 21, 2021 The Frederick City Market is a local food and artisan market located in the historic district of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Join us at 331 N Market St every Sunday from May through November. Here at The Frederick City Market it is our pleasure to serve the community with some of the freshest produce, foods, and most unique artisan products and services around. Everything is either farm grown, or handmade locally by our wonderful vendors. We are located on Market Street in downtown Frederick between 3rd & 4th Street each Sunday from May through November. More info at frederickcitymarket.com
Frederick City Market
Scheduled host jazz bands perform and local musicians can join in on a weekly jam Sundays through Oct 24. $10 at the door or online at the link below to listen or play, no pre-registration required. Host bands for each week are listed here. Hosted by The Valley Jazz Collective, these jams help raise scholarship funds for high school and college students to attend jazz camps, workshops or classes. They also serve as informal auditions for the Valley Jazz Scholarship.
Jazz Jams at FAC’s Sky Stage
Join us for a game night at Olde Mother on Sunday September 26th starting at 4pm till whenever they kick us out! Show up ready to play games and we’ll do the rest. Aleventures brings the games and teaches you how to play, while all you do is enjoy yourself. Playing games is always free, but you will have the opportunity to buy the games at the event if you enjoy them that much!