Upcoming Downtown Events
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET), the National AIDS Memorial, The Frederick Center, DISTRICT Arts, and Parlights, Inc. partnered together to bring 8 panels (1 12’x12′ block) of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Frederick as part of MET’s dramaturgy exhibit for Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approachs Remount & Part 2: Perestroika by award-winning Tony Kushner to provide historical context to their shows and in remembrance of the 700,000 U.S. lives lost to AIDS since the first cases were reported over 40 years ago. The quilt exhibit is free and on display at DISTRICT Arts during gallery hours. See the quilt and then head to Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) to see the shows! This is an ongoing event. The quilt can be viewed daily during DISTRICT Arts gallery hours W-Th 12PM – 6PM, F-S 11AM – 6PM, Su. 11AM – 5PM.
AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit @ DISTRICT Arts
Join us for our popular Girl’s Night Out at Heritage Frederick. You’ll receive a private tour of the Stitches Through Time exhibit, along with a behind-the-scenes self-guided tour of 24 East Church Street and other exhibits in the house, plus you’ll toast to “Women’s Work” in the Reed Room. We will also bring out a few treasures from the vault for your viewing pleasure!
Girl’s Night Out @ Heritage Frederick
Ease into the day! Each Thursday morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free Yoga on the Creek led by Sol Yoga. Any level of practice is welcome, even if you’ve never tried yoga before! 7-8AM every Thursday @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater
Yoga on the Creek by Sol Yoga
Info of the Week Music: N2N Food: Firestone’s & La Parada Beer: Brewer’s Alley Wine: Showroom Cocktails: McClintock Distilling Co and Tenth Ward Distilling Co 5-8PM every Thursday Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, craft beverages and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, May 11 through September 28. Admission is $6 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. ID required. Drink tokens are $6 each for beer, wine and cocktails, 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. 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. Location Alive @ Five is held in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater, which is located in Carroll Creek […]
N2N at Alive @ Five
Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika is the second installment of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus, which has left an indelible mark on the world of theater. This compelling drama delves deeper into the lives, struggles, and triumphs of its diverse cast of characters against the backdrop of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. With unflinching honesty, the production confronts social and political issues that remain relevant even today.
Angels in America Part II: Perestroika @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting its annual book sale on Friday, September 29th (9am-7pm); Saturday, September 30th (9am-7pm); and Sunday, October 1st (9am-1pm). All proceeds go to support Operation Second Chance which serves wounded, injured & ill Veterans, and active duty Purple Heart service members.
Annual Book Sale @ Evangelical Lutheran Church
Performance artists, musicians, poets, actors — meet Frederick’s newest performance workshop and open stage: SEE WHAT STICKS at the FAC Art Center. Artists are welcome to workshop emerging projects in our space and see what sticks. Stay after the performances for a brief discussion and debrief as participating artists continue to fine-tune their work. Artists can set up at 7:00 Performances start at 8:00 ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: Please note that there is a step to enter the first floor of the building.
See What Sticks: Open Stage
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
An enchanting story for all ages with a wonderful dose of humor, the majesty of classical ballet, and the promise of “happily ever after.” A part of the World Ballet Series, Cinderella is performed live by a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most celebrated fairy tale to life. A visually stunning production accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s passionate celebrated score, over 150 hand-sewn radiant costumes, richly detailed hand-crafted sets, and sparkling choreography by Marina Kesler. And don’t forget – when the clock strikes midnight…
World Ballet Series: CINDERELLA
Join us for an afternoon of spooky Hocus Pocus fun. You have 6 different designs to choose from. Please make sure to sign up before Sept. 7th to ensure you get exactly the one you have fallen in love with. These measure 21” around and are made from high quality wood. No experience necessary and very simple and easy to paint. They all will come out looking like a professional created your new home décor. All tickets include a Pint of Beer or Hard Seltzer. AGES 21+
Hocus Pocus Sign Workshop @ Rockwell Brewery East
Evangelical Lutheran Church is thrilled to host Christian Lane as part of our 2023-2024 Trunk Memorial Organ Concert Series! Mr. Lane will be performing on ELC’s Möller Organ (one of the largest pipe organs in Frederick County) starting at 3pm on Sunday, October 1st. The concert is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow.
Free Organ Concert Featuring Christian Lane @ Evangelical Lutheran Church
Join Curious Iguana in-store for a meet and greet with New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds! Come say hi to Peter, get your books signed, and pick up a copy of his newest picture book, All We Need Is Love and A Really Soft Pillow. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Free and open to the public. This is not an author talk or storytime event. About the book: A tender and timeless tale about what truly matters: LOVE — from creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and The Dot, #1 New York Times bestseller Peter H. Reynolds! PETER H. REYNOLDS is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including Happy Dreamer, The Word Collector, Say Something!, Be You!, and Our Table. He is also the illustrator of When Thing Aren’t Going Right, Go Left by Marc Colagiovanni. His books have been translated into over 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create “stories that matter, stories that move.” He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family.
Author Meet and Greet: Peter H. Reynolds @ Curious Iguana
Join our Roaring Twenties-Themed Celebration Soiree to support the Women’s Business Network of Frederick and Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc. We will be putting on the ritz and serving up the hooch at this event intended to celebrate the accomplishments of women. Big or small, we’re celebrating them all, so dust off your glad rags, grab your friends, and make your way to our speakeasy.