Upcoming Downtown Events
Although there are still uncertainties related to in person learning, we are currently planning to be back in our space and offering our wildly popular summer theatre camp: FUNCamp 2021. The safety of our campers, staff and artists is of the utmost importance to us and we are putting procedures in place to assure that your young performers will be in good hands at MET. In preparation for a safe in person summer theatre experience we will be following up to date state and local guidelines regarding Covid-19. We are also carefully preparing our space and curriculum, taking into consideration adjustments that may be needed to assure the health and safety of our campers and staff. Due to number limitations and to ensure safety our registrations this summer will be limited to 18 participants per session. Once registration is open you are encouraged to do so early to secure your spot! Session IA: June 21-June 25 The Greatest Showman (Ages 10-15) Session I: June 28-July 2 Creating Theatre (Ages 7-11) Session II: July 5-9 Musical Theatre (Ages 12-16) Session III: July 12-16 Musical Theatre (Ages 7-11) Session IV: July 19-23 Improv/Comedy Jam (Ages 12-16) […]
From May 7 to August 28, the Frederick Arts Council is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of Frederick artist Lisa Dillin on view at the 5 E. 2nd Street Art Center. The exhibition ‘Sorry we missed you’ features nine sculptures and a sound piece which focus on the complicated aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020 the physical and emotional space between each of us has widened like a deep chasm along an active fault line. Once buzzing city centers – many of which were already underutilized and in decline – have gone silent. City buildings and suburban retail centers that had long ago fallen into disrepair eerily await our return. As we travel to our old familiar places we find that vestiges of what was abound. We have left traces of ourselves in every nook and cranny of our towns and cities. These human remnants are not dissimilar to messages in a bottle: they are clues to what came before, a voice waiting to be discovered. Sorry we missed you is an attempt to make tangible the emotional quality of the sustained isolation and economic decline that characterizes this time. Sorry we missed you extends an […]
“Sorry we missed you” exhibition at Frederick Arts Council
Join us at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater for outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! Geared toward ages 0-5, but all are welcome. For potential weather cancellations please check back here or call your local library. Ages 0-5 Presented in coordination with Downtown Frederick Partnership.
Family Storytime on the Creek
Exhibition: “Rose-colored Alchemy” “Rose-colored Alchemy” is an exhibition of new and recent works by Chelsey A. Anderson. The exhibition title reflects two problematic and romantically charged concepts, a dreamy biased-reality and a failed science that once attempted to acknowledge both nature and magic. See more about the exhibition and read some of the artist’s words here! This exhibition runs from June 2 through June 27. Visit DistrictArts.com for gallery hours.
“Rose-colored Alchemy” by Chelsey A. Anderson @ District Arts
Sizzling hot salsa and bachata with a splash of merengue! FREE. WEAR YOUR MASKS!!! GPS: 36 South Market Street Frederick MD 21701 (under the Carroll Creek Trellis, where Carroll Creek meets South Market Street) Event is scheduled for Wednesday evenings. Rain date would be the Thursday after. More info: facebook.com/frederick.salsa
Salsa on the Creek
The Endangered Species Theatre Project brings five 10-minute theater pieces*. Pay-what-you-can donation online or at the door. More about TEST-P here. *Capacity limits and mask requirements may be in place per city/county regulations until further notice.
Theater: Vis-a-Vis Live
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
TAG is pleased to present Rhonda J. Smith’s solo show, Seasons of Grace Smith is a practicing artist and retired art professor who lives near Keedysville, MD. She uses non-toxic inks and a non-traditional approach of mounting her large-scale linoleum prints to archival boards. Says Smith, “Just prior to the COVID outbreak, while in New York City, I encountered a reliquary figure from medieval Europe in a gallery. After I returned home I discovered that this sculpture continued to be part of my thoughts. Out of all the work I saw, it was this medieval sculpture that most intrigued me. Perhaps it was because this object contained something that was meant to empower it and imbue it with significance beyond the sculpture itself. I love the idea that art can empower, protect, or heal.“ The show runs from June 4 through June 27. Smith will be at The Artists Gallery on June 5 for First Saturday and will host a lecture and demonstration of her process on June 17 at 6 p.m. Work by other TAG artists will also be shown. Gallery hours are noon to 8 on Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 4 on Sundays. Admission is free.
“Seasons of Grace” @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
Solo Show: Speaking to the Sky Award winning artist Karin Birch will be presenting her newest work in a solo show that will be on view for the month of June. Meet the artist during June First Saturday at NOMA Gallery, June 5th, between 2-8pm. Karin’s distinct work combines embroidery, beadwork and painting to create mesmerizing abstractions. Find more information on NOMA Gallery’s website or Facebook.
“Speaking to the Sky” by Karin Birch @ NOMA Gallery
Galley 322 would love to give everyone a big hug! In lieu of that, the sculpture, assemblages, and paintings on display during June will EMBRACE you with warm feelings, new insights, and uplifted spirits. After a long lockdown, we are ready to EMBRACE a new season of art exhibits in Downtown Frederick with our regular hours returned, and our regular monthly rotation of new and exciting artwork. Check out gallery322.com for more information.
EMBRACE @ Gallery 322
What’s up Frederick presents, Jah Works Reggae music as part of our concerts on the creek series About this event Jah Works Gates open at 6, Concert starts at 7 21 and up No pets No outside door or beverage DO YOU LOVE REGGAE MUSIC? If you answered yes to this question, chances are you are already familiar with Baltimore’s own Jah Works . If you are new to the band, you are in for a musical treat of positive vibes and uncompromising roots rock reggae music. Jah Works is a true grassroots success story that emerged from Baltimore’s reggae scene over 20 years ago. This is music made by and for lovers of real, authentic reggae music. Consistently performing hundreds of shows a year worldwide, they have forged their sound in clubs, festivals and on the sun drenched beaches of Negril. Their sound is firmly planted in the roots of Jamaican music and culture, encompassing rock steady, reggae, and elements of dancehall and dub. What Jah Works does best is introduce the novice music listener to the fullness of reggae music and culture. Formed in 1993, the band found their identity while listening to the song “Jah Works” by […]
Jah Works Reggae Concert
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
Market Street closed to vehicular traffic between Patrick & 3rd Streets on June 26, July 24 and August 28 (11AM-11PM). As The City of Frederick and its businesses continue to safely reopen with fewer restrictions, the City is excited to announce the return of Pop-Up Dining along Market Street on select summer Saturdays. On June 26, July 24 and August 28 (fourth Saturdays), Market Street will be closed to vehicles from 11AM to 11PM to allow in-the-street dining between Patrick Street and 3rd Street. Participating restaurants will place tables in the roadway to expand outdoor dining opportunities, much like the effort put in place last summer during restricted dining orders. Since last summer, additional parklets have been placed along Market Street to offer restaurants expanded outdoor dining capacity seven days a week. The parklets will remain in place to continue that opportunity. In addition to pop-up dining, many events are returning to the community this summer. To stay up to date with pop-up dining and other events, opt in to receive text message alerts by texting 2021EVENTS to 888777.
Pop-Up Dining on Market Street
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
Learn Etiquette in our Finishing School Series Elbows off the table! Sit up straight! Time to learn how to be an upstanding citizen. Heritage Frederick is offering a few classes on how to become the best at becoming a proper member of society. There will be three classes. The classes will be on Table Etiquette, Flower Language (what flowers and their colors mean in a bouquet), and Fan Language (how to talk through the movements of a fan). At the end of the classes there will be our Revolution Tea Party, where you can show off your skills. Admission to classes is free and you can attend one, two, or all three. Session 1: June 12: Table Etiquette Session 2: June 19: Flower Language Session 3: June 26: Fan Language
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
Experience Summer Nights with the Frederick Jazz Festival Ready to go? We’ve partnered with our friends at the Frederick Arts Council to produce a 3-night music series with you.in.mind. Featuring professional artists from Frederick, Baltimore, and DC, the Summer Nights Series is Frederick’s premier, live jazz event of the summer. Let’s go! www.frederickjazzfest.com 6/26: Jeff Cosgrove Trio w/ special guests and Alex Parchment Quintet 7/24: Peravon, Allison Balanc, and Eric Byrd Trio 8/28: Mike Kamuf Little Big Band and Elijah Easton Made possible by the generous support of Music & Arts: providing friendly service for everything musical in your life, including instruments, lessons, rentals, and repairs. Visit MusicArts.com for more information.
Frederick Jazz Festival Summer Nights Series
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