Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit (City)
Property owners can apply for a property tax credit for 25 percent of the cost, up to a maximum of $7,500, to rehabilitate the exterior of a building located within the historic district overlay. More info.
Small Business Tax Credit (County)
Businesses who obtain at least 2,500 square feet of new or expanded premises and employ at least five people in full-time jobs during a 24-month period in the same time period, may be eligible for a Small Business Tax Credit. More info.
Competitive Commercial Tax Credit (State)
The Maryland Historical Trust offers a small commercial tax credit for rehabilitation projects under $500,000. Eligible projects may earn a state income tax credit equal to 20 percent of qualified rehabilitation expenditures. More info.
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits (Federal)
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. A 20 percent tax credit is available for historic, income producing buildings and a ten percent tax credit is available for non-historic buildings placed in use before 1936. More info.
Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District Tax Credit (City & County)
In 2003, Downtown Frederick became a state designated Arts & Entertainment District, a program administered by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and overseen by the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. The designation provides a great opportunity to highlight the many attractions that make Downtown Frederick an arts destination. In addition to the marketing benefits, the designation also offers a tax deduction for eligible artists, an exemption from state admission, an amusement tax for certified arts activities and a property tax credit for buildings renovated or constructed for an arts related use.
The Downtown Frederick A&E District is co-managed by Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Frederick Arts Council. Both organizations are involved in marketing the district and publicizing the available tax credits. However, neither organization plays a formal role in reviewing or administering the tax credits that are a part of this program. Both organizations want to ensure that as many businesses as possible benefit from the Downtown Frederick A&E District. If you need additional information, please contact either organization as listed below.
Kara Norman, Downtown Frederick Partnership | 301.698.8118 | email@example.com
Louise Kennelly, Frederick Arts Council | 301.662.4190 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tax Deduction: The tax deduction – or income tax subtraction modification – is not a tax credit. Instead, artists who create and sell work within the district are not taxed on the income derived from art and art enterprises. This tax benefit only applies at the state level. Artists continue to pay the full amount of federal income tax. Artists who would like to take advantage of the program must submit Maryland State Tax Form 502AE when you file your state income tax returns. The instructions for this form include the state’s definition of art-derived income. Questions regarding how the artist income tax benefit works should be addressed to the Comptroller of Maryland at email@example.com.
- Admission & Amusement Tax Exemption: The City of Frederick has adopted a ten-year exemption from the Admissions and Amusement Tax for those certified arts and entertainment activities occurring within the Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District boundaries.
- Property Tax Credits: Both the City of Frederick and Frederick County have enacted property tax credits for the renovation or construction of arts related spaces with the Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District boundaries. Only the increase in assessed valuation of the portion of the property renovated or constructed for a certified arts use is eligible for the property tax credit. The property tax credit is available for seven years and follows a schedule of YEARS 1-4: 100% Exempt, YEAR 5: 75% Exempt, YEAR 6: 50% Exempt, YEAR 7: 25% Exempt, YEAR 8+: 0% Exempt.
- Artist Income Tax Benefit: To qualify for the artist income tax benefit, you must at least meet three minimum criteria. (1) Own or rent residential property within Maryland. (2) Create artistic work in any A&E District. (3) Have generated income from the sale or performance of art within any A&E District. If you can meet all three of the above criteria, then you may be eligible for a tax deduction on your state income tax.
Finance & Incentive Programs
Small Business Loan Guarantee (County)
The program provides a loan guarantee for up to 80% with a maximum of $50,000 for growth-related expansion projects to existing businesses and provides funds for the purchase of real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory, working capital and renovation of real estate for start-up businesses (or those in business for less than two years). More info.
Neighborhood Business Works (DHCD)
Small businesses and startups in Maryland can get help to grow through a range of financing programs available from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. These programs are designed to support lending and financing through traditional lenders, and can make the difference between a project launching or not. More info.
State of Maryland Finance Programs (Commerce)
The Maryland Department of Commerce offers numerous finance programs and tax credits for businesses. For specific questions, contact Tamar Osterman, Senior Business Development Representative, at 443.902.4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facade Improvement Project (Downtown Frederick Partnership)
The Partnership can offer you up to $10,000 to upgrade your Downtown Frederick building facade. Interested? Learn more about the program under our Grow Your Business page.
Mission: Interior (Downtown Frederick Partnership)
The Partnership can also offer up to $5,000 in matching grants to improve the interior of your retail business. The application for the 2018 Mission: Interior grant round is now open. Learn more about the program under our Grow Your Business page.
Upcoming Downtown Events
Explore texturing, soldering, and metal forming in this class geared for intermediate and advanced jewelers. You will learn about the elasticity and properties of metal, and how to incorporate stones into your designs. Class includes demonstrations on metal piercing, forming, and soldering different metals together, as well as discussions on variations. You will complete a Hot Twist Bracelet; three Color Metal Marriage Earrings; and Water Casting. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry I or equivalent. Prior oxy/propane torch experience required. Students enrolled in jewelry classes must be 17 or older.
More Soldering, Torch Work, & Stone Setting | Beth Carey
We have started our 7th Annual Lend a Hand Call for Art! This year’s chosen charity is The League for People with Disabilities! Our theme is “Piecing it All Together”. Registration to participate is $20 and goes directly to the charity. The call for art runs until Aug 31st and everyone is welcome to participate! On July 28th, Courtney Prahl will be on hand doing art demos for the event.
Lend A Hand Call For Art Continues & a Demo!
As the owner of The Muse, I have always quietly done my own mixed media, fiber based art in my spare time. It is something that has always been a large part of my life but not one that I would share very often. In 2017, I took on a personal project of creating a piece a week for the entire year. The pieces document the year from a global & personal perspective. For the month of July through Aug 26th, all 52 pieces will be on exhibit at The Delaplaine Arts Center.
52 Collage Project Exhibit
“Much of the art of the past is not only decorative but profoundly meaningful. Its formal excellence complements that meaning, typically expressed by means of symbolic images. My own sculpture derives from this tradition. My preferred medium is bronze, and I cast in my own studio foundry in Annapolis using the cire perdue, or lost wax, process.”
Burton Blistein | No Exit
“The 52 Collage Project is a narrative visual documentary of 2017. One piece was created each week. A conscious observer of human behavior and social disparities, my work is a study in the personal identification that I find within these observances.”
Whitney Dahlberg | 52 Collage Project
“The idea for Pouring came about when representational life painting had become a bit boring, leading to some experimentation with wine and markers. Pouring enabled me to create whimsical and sometimes controversial images. Sometimes, I have no direction for what I expect the final piece to look like, and I discover as I go.”
Kim Klabe | Pouring
The Delaplaine’s biennial celebration of artists over age 70! CALL FOR ENTRIES This is an open exhibit for anyone who is 70 years or older. Each artist may exhibit one piece of art in any media. Deadline for submissions is July 31. For more information, call 301-698-0656 x115 or email email@example.com.
Over 70 Show
AM (10 am–12 pm) PM (1–3 pm) Sessions Week 1 6/25–6/29 Backyard Buddies (ages 6–8), Sewing Basics: Pajama Party (ages 9–12), Traditional Drawing Skills (ages 12–16), Hand Sewing: Monsters & More! (ages 6–8), Printmaking Exploration (ages 9–12), Acrylic Painting Techniques (ages 12–16) Week 2 7/9–7/13 Barrage of Collage (ages 6–8), Drawing Skills (ages 9–12), Graphic Design: Wild West Posters (ages 12–16), Building Imaginary Universes (ages 6–8), Pablo Picasso Potato Heads (ages 9–12), Drawing Skills (ages 12–16) Week 3 7/16–7/20 Winter in July (ages 6–8), Painting Techniques (ages 9–12), Linocut Printing (ages 12–16), Collagraph Printmaking (ages 6–8), Fun & Funky Jewelry (ages 9–12), Painting Techniques (ages 12–16) Week 4 7/23–7/27 Intro to Observational Drawing (ages 6–8), Summer Fun: Bags & Totes (ages 9–12), Still Life Painting with Watercolor (ages 12–16), Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animals & Pillows (ages 6–8), Pop Art Seascape Dioramas (ages 9–12), Monotype Printmaking (ages 12–16) Week 5 7/30–8/3 Drawing for Your Sweet Tooth (ages 6–8), Soft Sculptures (ages 9–12), Collaborative Drawing (ages 12–16), Learning from the Masters (ages 6–8), Screen Print Studio: Design a T-Shirt (ages 9–12), Image Transfers & Mixed Media (ages 12–16) Week 6 8/6–8/10 Intro to Weaving (ages 6–8), Mask Making (ages 9–12), Visual Journals […]
Art Camps for Kids & Teens
Free outdoor yoga is led by Sol Yoga 7-8am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five, and led by Ananda Shala every 3rd Friday before Movie Night on the Creek. Just bring your mat, all skill levels are welcome. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged.
Yoga on the Creek
Develop your personal artistic direction and create a series of works using drawing, painting, or mixed-media techniques in an open studio setting. Customized demonstrations and direction will meet class needs and interests. Individual and group critiques and discussions will help you expand on your favorite media. Open to all levels.
Guided Personal Directions in the Studio | John Kachik
Enjoy a fun filled evening of creating your own unique clay project all while in the company of a few friends and of course a glass of Chardonnay! Relax and take in the full experience of getting messy and letting your creativity flow all with guidance from one of our great Clay Masters. All of the supplies, firings, and equipment needed for the event are provided. Participants need only bring themselves and an old towel. Instructors will demonstrate the project for the class while participants enjoy lite refreshments. Participants must be age 21 or over to drink alcoholic beverages. Due to Maryland liquor laws, all alcoholic beverages must be BYOB to this event. Light snacks are served to go with your beverage of choice To sign up, go to www.pottersguildoffrederick.com. Event sponsored by the Potters’ Guild of Frederick and Leaman Pottery. What to wear: Wear old clothes, no jewelry on wrists or fingers. Please bring an old towel or two – the clay does stain clothing. Be advised that long fingernails can be a problem and in some cases, prevent working with the clay properly. It is best to clip your nails short for the event.
Clay and Chardonnay
Every Saturday we offer a FREE class to educate home buyers who are INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A HOME WITH $0 DOWN! Stop in our office for this FREE class to learn about grant programs and how to get into your home with $0/down. We have coffee and doughnuts while we review the process in a fun, no-pressure, laid-back environment. No need to register, just come see us at 10:45 am. No obligation – empower yourself in under one hour! Mike Muren, Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate Class meets at the Long & Foster Retail Office, 244 N Market St in Downtown Frederick, MD 21701.
Free Home Buyer Class
Experience the history and beauty of downtown as our guides share the fascinating stories that make up Frederick. 3rd and 5th Saturdays at 11:00am 1st and 3rd Sundays at 1:30am Length 90 minutes
Historic Frederick Walking Tour
Learn about Frederick County’s outstanding sites, peoples, and events through a tour of the local African American community’s historical cultural and civic center.
African American History Walking Tour
Experience the backstage magic for yourself! Built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, our landmark theater reflects the evolution of both the film industry and Frederick County. Led by an experienced tour guide, you’ll discover Art Deco architectural details, immerse yourself in local theatrical lore, and access backstage areas normally off-limits to the public. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes and are free of charge.
Weinberg Center Backstage Tours
Together, Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts and Frederick County Public Libraries host a play-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the Library’s Greatest Need Fund. Learning through play is paramount for children. This type of learning facilitates school readiness skills. Visit Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each hour will feature learning themes, fun toys, and free activities: 11 a.m.: Music & Movement 12 p.m.: Math & Matching 1 p.m.: Brian Builders 2 p.m.: Imagination & Innovation, plus free Rita’s Ice! 3 p.m.: Nature & Nurture with animals from Fountain Rock Nature Center
Dancing Bear Toy and Gifts | Play-A-Thon
Cheese holds a special place in Spanish cuisine, from tapas to desserts and even has a national festival devoted to it. In this session, discover and taste a variety of Spanish cheeses and learn how they have been shaped by history and culture.
Spanish Cheese & Culture
Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Pagan Folk: an acoustic journey through mystery, magic, myth and mirth. A little bit Celtic, a little bit Tribal, and a ton of fun. Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
Shab Row Third Saturday with Kindred Crow
Sundays 9:00am – 1:00pm May 13, 2018 – November 18, 2018 The Frederick City Market is a local food and artisan market located in the historic district of Downtown Frederick. 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 9:00am – 1:00pm. Learn more at www.frederickcitymarket.com.
The Frederick City Market
Examine Frederick with new eyes! Experience the history and beauty of downtown as we explore popular architectural styles, local art and history. 2nd Saturday at 11:00am 4th Sunday at 1:30pm 90 minutes
Art & Architecture Walking Tour
Continue to develop your skills in basic jewelry fabrication. Class sessions include reviews and demonstrations of essential techniques such as soldering, reticulation, and simple stone setting. Ideas for new directions will be discussed, with the opportunity to experiment with alternative techniques and materials. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry I. Students enrolled in jewelry classes must be 17 or older.
Beginning Jewelry II | Georgina Copanzzi
Draw the human figure using a variety of techniques and materials, including charcoal and graphite. Working from a live model, you will develop drawing skills while extending your range of self-expression. Learn basic anatomy, proportion, and gesture in directed exercises combined with sustained studies. Class includes demonstrations and examples from art history. All levels welcome. Tuition includes model fee. Students younger than age 18 must provide written permission from a parent or guardian to work from a nude model.
Figure Drawing | Lesa Cook
Use the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication to create a forged cuff or form-folded bracelet, fold-formed or hammered earrings, and a chain necklace in this class geared for absolute beginners. Techniques such as piercing, drilling, sawing, stamping, annealing, and simple soldering will be covered. Ideal for the new or novice jeweler, this class will emphasize safety, tool mastery, and skill development while supporting you through the completion of original jewelry pieces. Students enrolled in jewelry classes must be 17 or older.
Beginning Jewelry I | Georgina Copanzzi
Discover the basics of ceramic hand-building techniques, including coiling, slab building, and working with forms to make bowls, plates, vases, and small sculptures. Decorate your projects with slip, underglaze, and glaze. Geared for children ages 6+ and adults of all ages. Tuition covers adult/ child pair plus materials.
Parent & Child Clay: From Cups to Critters | Leslie King
Back by popular demand! Donation based yoga class hosted by Yogamour. This is a weekly Tuesday class beginning May 22 through September at Sky Stage Donation-based yoga classes are available to ALL levels of experience. Please bring a mat and thirst quencher. We will be providing some mats, blocks and straps! In the event of inclement weather, please check the Yogamour website for class changes or cancellation. Your donations will be benefiting a movement towards meaningful change! Yogamour is a not for profit organization with the mission of bringing the well-being practice of yoga to all communities. Public donation-based classes, raise funds necessary to create meaningful yoga and mindfulness programs for local under-served and sensitive populations. Through Yogamour outreach, these populations are able to acquire the tools needed to regulate and find balance in every breath. www.yogamour.org
Yoga Class by donation with Yogamour
Progress through the stages of portraiture painting, starting with grisaille on toned canvas and then discerning larger forms and planes, developing the image with a quick alla prima technique, and, finally, adding details. During each session, you will also benefit from discussions and demonstrations on color, value, proportion, form, and composition. Tuition includes (clothed) model fee and some shared supplies.
Painting the Portrait in Oil | Luis Alvarez Roure
John Hiatt has been called by the Los Angeles Times “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years” . Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. Join us as John Hiatt & The Goners are joined by the iconic Sonny Landreth on the Weinberg stage and perform the album “Slow Turning“, in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was saluted at the Indiana […]
John Hiatt & The Goners
Free outdoor Tai Chi led by Oasis Oriental Medicine from 8-8:45am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five on the creek. All skill levels welcome! Helps to reduce stress, improve sleep, improve balance and flexibility, reduce pain, and increase energy. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged.
Tai Chi in the Park
Every Thursday is now ladies night! 1/2 price all drinks (including top shelf) from 5PM until close. More info at blackhogbbq.com.
Ladies Night (Every Thursday)
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Straight Up Tribal, originally conceived and nurtured in the heart of UMBC, started out as its one and only improvisational drum circle. Now performing with vocals, hand drumming, innovative found percussion, bass, and guitar, Straight Up Tribal will be performing at the Creek! See you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | Straight Up Tribal
We hope you’re ready for one last party, because JoJo’s is having an end of summer tap takeover that you’re not going to want to miss! Join us from 7-10pm on Thursday August 23rd while we sip on some Oskar Blues brews and reminisce about the summer. Bring a friend and drink up, because we’re also going to be giving away a brand new YETI COOLER during the event! $1 off all featured drafts during the event **Draft List** Old Chub Wee Heavy NITRO Interstate Smash Express IPA Dale’s Pale Ale Mama’s Little Yella Pils Pinner Throwback Session IPA Blue Dream IPA G’Knight Imperial Red IPA www.oskarblues.com www.jojosrestauranttaphouse.com
Oskar Blues Tap Takeover
Weekend Schedule Friday 5pm -Check in, 6pm – Introductions, 7pm – Dinner, 8pm to 10pm – Roleplaying Saturday 9am – Breakfast, 10am to 1pm – Roleplaying, 1pm – Lunch, 2pm- 4pm – Free Time, 4pm – Tea, 4pm to 7pm -Roleplaying 7pm – Dinner, 8pm to 11pm – Roleplaying Sunday 9am – Breakfast, 10am to 12pm – Roleplaying, 1pm – Check out
Dungeons and Dragons Weekend Retreat
Back by popular demand with more dates added to create a comedy series for the 2018 season. An evening of stand-up and improv showcasing regional talent. $5 (plus fee) ticketing will be made available through Eventbrite, a limited number of seats available at the door for $10. For more information visit: www.skystagefrederick.com FAQs >Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No minimum age requirements, but parents/guardians please be consider PG-13 content. Attendees wishing to purchase beer/wine must be 21 years of age and older, present a valid government issued identification card. >What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is a bus stop right in front of the main enterance on South Carroll Street. Multiple lines stop here. Parking is available in the surrounding parking garages or on the street. Street parking is free on Mon-Sat after 5PM, and otherwise metered. >What can I bring into the event? Attendees may not bring into Sky Stage or take out any alcoholic beverages past the exits under any circumstances. >How can I contact the organizer with any questions? firstname.lastname@example.org >Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Mobile or printed tickets will be […]
Comedy Night–An evening of stand-up and improv at Sky Stage!
Join us for free family-friendly movies under the stars! Local filmmakers and hosts of CineMondays East, Area31 Films, bring the CineMonday experience to Sky Stage every 4th Monday of the month, April through September. All-ages movies start at dusk (7:30). Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks available for purchase, or you may BYOP [bring your own popcorn]!
CineMonday with Area 31 at Sky Stage
What makes you feel most loved and appreciated? Is it conveyed through words, actions, gifts, touch, or time? What would be the impact if you could more intentionally, and effectively,shower appreciation on your friends, family and co-workers? It is a basic human need to be loved and belong. We often miscommunicate, though, about this important emotional need because we ‘speak’ in our own love language rather than the language of our intended recipient. At this evening retreat, Coach Carol will lead us in a discussion about the five different languages of love and appreciation. You will leave with a greater understanding that: There are different ways to communicate appreciation and encouragement to others; Individuals value certain languages more than others; The most effective way to communicate appreciation and encouragement occurs when the message is sent in the language most valued by the receiver; Messages of appreciation and encouragement in languages not valued by the recipient will tend to miss the mark. Whether the five languages of appreciation and love are familiar or new to you, you are sure to come away from this retreat with concrete actions to give and receive the love you need and so richly deserve. Be […]
‘Be Loved’ Evening Retreat
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. A little slice of Maryland-based Americana, Israel Creek focuses blues and folk based music through the lens of string band instrumentation and three-part harmony. Be sure to come by and hear their incredible music at the Creek! See you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | Israel Creek
“My work is rooted in a foundation of strong women who devoted their lives to their families. My imagery is a mix of whimsy and dreamlike compositions based on these women, and a childhood spent in a tiny white house that sat in a small Pennsylvania town.”
Bernadette Miller | Recent Works
“The combination of positive energy and spiritual thought support my goals: to bring creative life to an idea, to challenge myself with the concept of what could be, and to create fiber forms that transcend the boundaries of the concept of a traditional basket.”
Jon Ricci | It’s Knot What You Think
Learn about life in Frederick during the Civil War. Stories include the last Confederate invasion of the North, the ransom of Frederick, and the Battle of Monocacy. First Saturdays at 11:00am. Length 90 minutes.
Civil War Walking Tour
How much do we love our pets? Come celebrate that unconditional love and the creative works of your fellow pet lovers! We’ve got pet toys, fashion, treats, pet portraits & poetry, special soaps and more. Demos and opportunities on site – portraiture, grooming, nail painting. Please join us at our FREE open-air artisan market – just for pets! Leashed pets welcome. Admission is free. Rain or shine! The event features 10 vendors – displaying & selling art, food, creative & practical products, along with demos & entertainment. If you, or someone you know would like to show & sell their art or perform at this or a future Sky Pop or Pop Up Market at a different location – please complete this application: https://form.jotform.us/71270856322151
Pet Pop Up: All Things Pets
Free Event! Entertainment, Food, Shopping, and Games. Wear your lord and lady costumes. Hennamorphosis will be onsite offering affordable Henna Tattoos. And Peaceful Glen Metaphysical Solutions will be onsite offering Tarot Card readings. In10se BBQ will be onsite selling Turkey Legs. 1pm – Anam Cara Belly Dance Troupe
Renn Fest in the City
We have dances the First Saturday of each month coinciding with Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturdays in Downtown Frederick, so make a day of it! $5 gets you a beginner lesson at 7pm with Mark & Danae, and a social dance from 8 to 9:30pm. If this is your first time or you are not familiar with the basic steps, please arrive within a few minutes of 7pm to insure you get the full benefit of the lesson! We’re at the Evangelical Reformed Chapel, 10 W Church St. We’ll be upstairs with signs pointing the way. Street parking is free after 5pm; or use garage parking at 17 E Church St ($1/hour, max charge of $5) No Partner or Experience Required!
Monthly Swing Dance
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Kick back to retro rock music on the Creek! Vertigo Red is a popular band out of Annapolis MD that covers a variety of music from 80’s retro favorites to today’s radio pop to modern country. Hope to see you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | Vertigo Red
8 week series on Thursday nights – Beginner 6:30-7:30 – Intermediate 8:00-9:00. No Partner or Experience Required. Register at www.Gottaswing.com Series starting: 7-12-18, 9-6-18, 11-8-18
Swing Dance Classes
Drop in, grab a drum or other percussion instrument and join in the rhythmic fun of an interactive drum circle led by Darcy O’Daniel from Noteable Progressions Music Therapy Services. This is an inclusive activity for all ages and developmental levels. Come drum your stress away! First Friday of every month from 6:30-8PM!
Drum Circle at Sky Stage
Try out the potter’s wheel! We’re offering 3-hour classes so you can see what it’s like, and whether you want to learn more. This is an excellent investment in fun, creativity, & learning a new craft! Classes are held at the Frederick Clay Studio (119 N East St) on the 2nd Saturday of each month. The cost per person is $100 and includes all of the supplies, firings, & equipment needed for the event. For more information, contact the Potters’ Guild of Frederick Gallery at 301.360.0640 or visit their website to register: www.pottersguildoffrederick.com. Sponsored by: Potter’s Guild of Frederick and The Frederick Clay Studio What you need to bring: Wear old clothes Bring an old towel Leave rings and bracelets at home Trim your fingernails.
Take a Turn at the Wheel
Free with online registration through CycleFit. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. You will be challenged with light hand weights to tone your arms and shoulders. Bring a mat to burn and tone your core as well as stretch your muscles at the end of class. You will be shocked at the shake you will feel in all your muscles while doing such small movements!
BarreHIIT Class by CycleFit
Sky Stage’s Literature Series starts in April celebrating National Poetry Month. Join us for spoken word and poetry readings under the stars, followed by open mic. Test out your latest writing efforts with a supportive audience. Note: Sky Stage is an all-ages venue. Beer/wine available for purchase to those over 21 with valid ID. JULY–Frederick Writers Salon brings readers from its latest published Anthology., followed by open mic. Starts at 7pm AUGUST–TBA September–C. Burr Artz Library hosts readings + open mic (Library also serves as rain location)
Literature Night + Open Mic
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Southern Charm Band is a little bit of country, a little bit of rock, and a whole lot of charm. Come support this local band by stopping by the Creek! See you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | Southern Charm Band
A monthly series with a varying roster of guests or writer’s groups offering readings of poetry, prose, fiction and non-, even song lyrics! Sometimes punctuated with short music breaks or followed up by open mic. Second Thursday of every month!
Literature Night at Sky Stage
The premiere screening of The Tale of the Lion, a locally made documentary about the oldest African American citizens in Frederick County, MD, will be held September 15 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. AARCH invites you to join us in celebrating the rich history held in the life stories of our oldest African American citizens. The poignant telling of their experiences from childhood, through segregation, to today is a window to the strength and resilience that have shaped their lives, and our community. The movie trailer may be viewed here: https://youtu.be/eM0aZaS1dkc. This event is open to all of our community. Reservations are recommended for this free event. Tickets can be reserved, starting August 16, at weinbergcenter.org.
The Tale of the Lion
Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Husband and wife team, Ted and Susie Tomalewski, have been entertaining throughout the Four State Area since 2004. Their combination of Appalachian Style clog dancing, guitar and flute playing, fun song singing, joke telling and audience interaction will warm your heart and lift your spirits Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
Shab Row Third Saturday with The Pickin and Grinnin Show
Come for a lesson with Sylvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa, then continue to dance under the stars to Latin beats for a suggested $5 donation. Every 3rd Wednesday during the summer from 7-10PM!
Salsa Under the Stars
Looking for a place to stretch your wings and share your musical talent? Come to Sky Stage for Open Mic Night hosted by FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) the second Friday of every month! Whether you are a pro or a novice, this is a welcoming environment for you to collaborate, build your skills, and get to know other local artists. To participate: Sign up for a time slot when you arrive Free admission, donations excepted, doors open at 6:30
Open Mic Night at Sky Stage hosted by FAME
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Swing by the Creek to rock out to some classic rock covers by Midnite Run! These throwbacks are sure to be a great time and may even keep you jamming til — midnite! See you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | Midnite Run
Learn how to work smarter and achieve more of what you want! Stepping out into the world with a strong voice and an authentic approach can often be a challenge for women. When we feel confident we bring our best to our professional and personal activities. In the process of working smarter and communicating better we also save valuable time. At this evening retreat, led by Coach Kelye, you will learn how to: Listen and Respond – Improving Effective Communication; Lead with Value – Know your audience and ‘what’s in it for me’ (WIIFM); Be Authentic – Be your True-Blue Self, use your voice and Speak Up! $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes dinner and program. Cash bar available. RSVP here: http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/savvy-evening-retreat/
‘Be Savvy’ Evening Retreat
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Stop by the Creek to support this local Frederick band! The Freddie Long Band is part introspective pop/rock singer/songwriter, part bluesy soul man classic rocker–ALL heart. See you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | The Freddie Long Band
The Civil War brought deprivations and horrors never before seen in this region. Soldiers camped on farmer’s properties, stripping them bare of food and supplies. Fighting took place in the streets, leading to damage to properties and wounded soldiers being treated in the city’s hospitals. The dead quickly filled row-upon-row at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s historians for the latest Downtown Frederick walking tour on Saturday, October 6 at 3 PM. The program will focus on the worst aspects of the city’s experience during the course of the American Civil War. Like modern warfare, the Civil War ushered in moments of horror and disaster for the citizens of Frederick, Maryland. Located at a major crossroads, the town was sure to be visited by the conflict’s cruelties. The armies soon arrived, filling the community with soldiers and filling its buildings with the sick and dying. When fighting broke out, it was often the local residents who suffered the consequences. Buildings broken, property smashed, and livelihoods lost. Not to mention the hundreds of local men off serving in the armies of North and South, many never to return. This pay-what-you-please walking tour will unveil the true […]
Death and Destruction in Downtown Frederick – First Saturday Walking Tour
Explore some of Frederick’s most scandalous, nefarious and unbelievable moments in its past. Stories include bootlegging, bank robberies and the case of Granville Smeltzer & Mary Nussbaum. Length 90 minutes Recommended for 13 years and older. October, Saturdays at 7:00pm.
Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour
The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcomed!
Whose Live Anyway?
Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Local Musician, Freddie Long plays music that will puts a smile in your heart. He describes himself as: “Part introspective pop/rock singer/songwriter, part bluesy soul man classic rocker–ALL heart.” Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
Shab Row Third Saturday with Freddie Long
Join us for round table topic discussions led by the Wholistic Coaches to expand your self-awareness using the Wholistic Woman tools taught throughout the evening retreats in 2018. Experience group coaching in a safe, comfortable, and accepting environment. All are welcome! Whether you attended the programs earlier this year or not, this night is designed just for you! During the event, you will have the opportunity to visit 2 different discussions. Tables will fill on a first come, first served basis, so register for the retreat and plan to arrive early to get your first choice and continue your personal development journey with us. Tables topics/facilitators: Be Loved – Learn to speak the five languages of love and appreciation with Coach Carol; Be Savvy – Work smarter to better serve yourself and others with Coach Kelye; Be Compassionate – Cultivate compassion for yourself and others with Coach Laura; Be Re-Designed – Discover tools to design the life you want to live with Coach Donna; Be Independent – Achieve financial empowerment and greater self-sufficiency with Coach Jane. $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes dinner and program. Cash bar available. RSVP here: http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/coached-evening-retreat/
‘Be Coached’ Evening Retreat
Pitchcraft is Downtown Frederick’s first-ever placemaking competition. Creative people from every background, profession and city are invited to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, will better connect the people and places of our community. A panel of judges will review all submissions and narrow it down to the final four, who will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 25. After hearing the final four pitches, every audience member will vote for their favorite pitch and a winner will be announced that evening. The cost of your ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea. LEARN MORE: downtownfrederick.org/pitchcraft If you have submitted a pitch, please go ahead and buy a ticket! If you are one of the four finalists, the cost of your ticket will be returned to you. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Doors open at 6:30pm. Mingling from 7:00-7:30pm. Pitches and voting from 7:30-8:30pm.
Pitchcraft Downtown Frederick
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking in downtown will be FREE, shops & eateries will be open early and stay open late, plus there is a free trolley that circulates downtown every 15 minutes to make your day a breeze. Special events include horse-drawn carriage rides (purchase tickets in advance), a festive kick-off at 9AM, caroling and live music, all-day shopping, and more! Stay tuned for a complete look at the day’s events.
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
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
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
A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Neil Gaiman devoured the works of authors like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, and more at an early age. He began his writing career in England as a journalist then moved onto writing books and comics. His groundbreaking, award-winning series “Sandman” became the first comic ever to receive a literary award, the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. Gaiman writes books for readers of all ages, including picture books for young readers. His books are genre works that refuse to remain true to their genres like his award-winning gothic horror work “Coraline,” originally deemed too frightening for children. He has authored many New York Times bestsellers including “Nowhere,” “Smoke and Mirrors,” “Stardust,” “American Gods” and “Fragile Things.” “American Gods” has been released in an expanded tenth anniversary edition and there is an HBO series in the works. “The Graveyard Book” received numerous awards and made Gaiman the first author ever to win both the Newberry Medal and the Carnegie Medal with the same book. He wrote the screenplay for the original BBC TV series “Neverwhere,” “Mirrormask” and co-wrote the script to Robert Zemeckis’s “Beowulf.”