Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- January 2017


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  • Cathy Bitter - Photographs on Canvas

  • Sunday,   |  Daily 10am - 5pm
  • This event runs December 3 to January 2
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave.
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • Cathy Bitter, photographer, has lived in Kent County all her life. She has photographed the landscapes and wild life around her home on Still Pond Creek since the age of 9 and continues until the present. The results are extraordinary and well worth a visit to the Administration Hallway Gallery at Heron Point of Chestertown. 501 E. Campus Ave.

  • Resident's Art Show

  • Tuesday,   |  10am - 5pm Daily
  • This event runs January 3 to January 31
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave.
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • This event will feature residents and staffs art work. The theme will be "Favorite Artwork"


  • Friday Film- "A Prairie Home Companion"

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • A Prairie Home Companion
    PG-13 2006 ‧ Drama film/Musical ‧ 1h 46m
    A private investigator (Kevin Kline) keeps tabs on the proceedings as guests, cast and crew (Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson) of a long-running radio show prepare for the final broadcast. Their home, the Fitzgerald Theater, is due for demolition, and they await the arrival of the Texas axe-man (Tommy Lee Jones). Meanwhile, the show's creator and host (Garrison Keillor) conducts business as usual in the face of the show's impending demise.

  • Friday Film-"Fargo"

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Fargo
    R 1996 ‧ Crime film/Drama film ‧ 1h 38m
    "Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper.

  • John Jorgenson Quintet

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • John Jorgenson (Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, Elton John's band) is a dazzling world-class guitarist. His quintet fuses Gypsy Jazz, the string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grappelli in 1930s Paris, with elements from Latin, Romanian, Classical, Rock and Greek music. Whether playing Jorgenson originals or standards, it is both romantic and ecstatic, played with virtuosity and soul. Admission is $20. Buy tickets on the Mainstay website or call for reservations.

  • Lift Up Our Voices in Song: MLK Memorial Concert

  • Saturday,   |  5pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • URL:  www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The Garfield Center for the Arts and The Kent County Arts Council present
    The 6th Annual Commemoration Concert for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Featuring Music, Dance, Poetry, and Spoken Word.

    Admission is free, donations are encouraged and go to the charities supported by the MLK Breakfast Event*

    *See poster

  • Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: Sacred Heart Church
  • Contact: The National Music Festival
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • URL:  www.NationalMusic.us/Resonance
  • Ensemble Collina

    Leah Peroutka, violin
    Michael Kris, sackbut
    Brent Wissick, gamba and violoncello
    Elaine Funero, keyboard
    ~
    Andreas Oswald, Sonata in F major
    Giovanni Riccio, Canzona á 2 “la Fineta; ” Canzona á 2 “la Savoldi;” Canzona á 2 “la Pichi”
    Giovanni Cima, Capriccio á 2; Sonata á 2
    Dario Castello, Sesta Sonata á 2
    Giovanni Picchi, Canzon terza; Sesta Sonata
    Adam Jarzebski, Concerto primo; Concerto seconda; Concerto terza
    Giovanni Valentini, Canzon á 2
    Andreas Oswald, Sonata in E minor

    Tickets: $20 ($5 students). Series Pass $100

  • Join the Chorale and Sing for the Joy of It!

  • Monday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Heron Point's Wesley Hall
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • URL:  http://www.chesterriverchorale.org/about/join/
  • Calling all singers! The Chester River Chorale welcomes new and current members to the first rehearsal of its spring season at 6 p.m. Monday, January 16, in the Wesley Room of Chestertown’s Heron Point. All voices and levels of musical experience invited. No audition required. $50 dues with students free. We're saluting Hollywood in April by singing the music of the movies. Join us and be a part of the show.
    http://www.chesterriverchorale.org/about/join/

  • Mainstay Monday with guest host Sam Guthridge

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The first Mainstay Monday of the New Year will feature guest host Sam Guthridge (Chester River Runoff, The High and Wides) on banjo and vocals. Sam’s guest will be Ian Trusheim, a bass player, composer and instructor who has performed, recorded and composed with a variety of musicians combining elements of jazz, funk, latin, soul, country, bluegrass, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, zydeco and gospel. There will be casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133 or buy tickets on the Mainstay website.

  • Come Sing with the Chester River Youth Choir

  • Monday,   |  4:15pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Julie Lawrence
  • Email: moosicmom@aol.com
  • The Chester River Youth Choir welcomes new and returning singers from age 7 to 17 to the first rehearsal at 4:15 p.m. Monday, January 16th at the Garfield Center in Chestertown. The treble voiced boys and girls of the Youth Choir will rehearse Mondays from 4:15 to 5:45 under the direction of founder Julie Lawrence (moosicmom@aol.com) to prepare for their May 12th concert. Registration is $40.

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-ups

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Happiness Hour is a time to explore your powers of creativity! Supplies will be provided for coloring and crafting. You are also welcome to bring your own creative projects (knitting, drawing, embroidery, and other easily-portable activities). Swap ideas, give encouragement, and leave a little happier than you arrived.

  • Friday Film- "The Truman Show"

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The Truman Show
    PG 1998 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 1h 43m
    He doesn't know it, but everything in Truman Burbank's (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates "The Truman Show," a live broadcast of Truman's every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman's mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.

  • Susquehanna University Choir & Chamber Choir Concert

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: 905 Gateway Drive
  • Contact: Chestertown Ptesbyterian Church
  • Phone: 410.778.6057
  • Susquehanna University Concert Choir Concert
    Chestertown Presbyterian Church Concert
    Saturday January 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

    In addition to the University Choir, the SU Chamber Singers will perform a segment of the concert. Chamber Singers consist of sixteen musicians that are a subset of the University Choir and perform music appropriate to the small ensemble, often without a conductor. This versatile group of singers will be performing music with great sensitivity in every imaginable style.
    The concert is free admission. A FREE WILL offering will be available and appreciated.

  • The Maryland Poetry Circuit with Robert Earl Price and Meredith Davies Hadaway

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Kent County Arts Council launches the Maryland Poetry Circuit with a reading by the circuit’s first touring poets, Meredith Davies Hadaway and Robert Earl Price. Both award-winning poets and teachers, Hadaway and Price will read from their writings and discuss their works with local writers and audience members. Free

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt on piano welcomes Chuck Redd on vibes and drums

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Joe’s special guest for this evening is Chuck Redd, a Mainstay favorite, on vibes and drums. There will be casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133 or buy tickets on The Mainstay website.

  • "What's Next?" exhibition opening

  • Thursday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Kohl Gallery
  • URL:  http://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/13148-whats-next
  • Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of "What's Next?", featuring Larry Cook, Ben Marcin, Carolina Mayorga, Christie Neptune, and Rachel Schmidt. "What's Next?" seeks to highlight the ability of artists to articulate and respond meaningfully to some of our historical moment’s most pressing problems. Through photography, video, installation, and performance, the works on display grapple with politically salient issues and topics including climate change, the economy, identity, immigration, and race.

  • Friday Film- "The Love Punch"

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The Love Punch
    2013 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 35m
    Divorcees (Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson) enlist the aid of a married couple to get their stolen retirement money back from a corrupt French businessman.

  • Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/jonathan-byrd-pickup-cowboys-roots-series/
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

    GENERAL ADMISSION $30 / STUDENTS $20
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  • Happiness Hour : Creative Time for Grown-Ups

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Happiness Hour is a time to explore your powers of creativity! Supplies will be provided for coloring and crafting. You are also welcome to bring your own creative projects (knitting, drawing, embroidery, and other easily-portable activities). Swap ideas, give encouragement, and leave a little happier than you arrived.

  • Mainstay Monday on a Saturday with Joe Holt and guests

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Joe Holt on piano welcomes some of the guests who have made his Mainstay Mondays series so popular. This will be a swinging evening of jazz to heat up a January night, a bigger and badder version of Mainstay Monday with Joe Midiri on clarinet/saxophone, Danny Tobias on trumpet, David Sacks on trombone, Paul Midiri on drums/vibes, and Max Murray on bass. Admission is $15 in advance (use the buy tickets link on the Mainstay website) and $18 at the door (call for reservations.)

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt on piano welcomes The Washington College Jazz Combo

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A very special Mainstay Monday as host Joe Holt at the piano welcomes The Washington College Jazz Combo, under the direction of Grammy Award winning Latin Jazz bandleader and drummer Joe McCarthy. The group features Kevin Jin and Michael Demaio on saxophones, Ben Lammers on drums, and Elisabeth Engle on vocals and guest Joe Holt on piano. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Admission is $10. Buy tickets on The Mainstay website or call for reservations 410-639-9133.