Kent County Arts Calendar - May 2016


 

  • My Fair Lady

  • Friday,   |  Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm
  • This event runs April 15 to May 1
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/fair-lady/all/
  • My Fair Lady THREE WEEKENDS! April 15 - May 1 Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner, Music By Frederick Loewe, Based On The Play “Pygmalion” By George Bernard Shaw Directed By Tess Hogans Musical Director Julie Lawrence

  • Paint the Town event

  • Thursday,
  • This event runs April 28 to May 1
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Over fifty artists from all over the east coast will arrive in Chestertown for four days of plein air painting/drawing of the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre AUDITIONS! NEW DATES!

  • Saturday,   |  Sat, 4/30 @ 11am, Tues, May 3 @ 7pm, Thurs, May 5 @ 7pm
  • This event runs April 30 to May 5
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevents/category/auditions/
  • OPEN AUDITIONS!
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30 @ 11am
    TUESDAY, MAY 3 @ 7pm
    THURSDAY, MAY 5 @ 7pm

    ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! Those who wish to audition but are unable to attend auditions are invited to contact the theater at 410-810-2060 to make other arrangements. We are also looking for volunteers and stage crew including set builders, painters, costumers. Anyone interested in helping should stop by the Garfield during the scheduled audition times to leave contact information. Short Attention Span Theatre offers an evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just long enough.

  • Heron Point Art Exhibit titled "Favorite Artwork"

  • Sunday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs May 1 to May 31
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Resident artists and art collectors show their favorite artwork at Heron Point of Chestertown, MD , 501 Campus Ave. Chestertown.MD. for the month of May.

  • Paint the Town "Second Look"

  • Sunday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs May 1 to May 28
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Plein air paintings and drawings created during the Paint the Town weekend will be on exhibit for a "second look."

  • Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Music
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email:
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/8669-symphonic-band-jazz-ensemble
  • The Department of Music presents the Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble.

  • Barbara Zuehlke

  • Friday,   |  Opening reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs May 6 to May 29
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Barbara paints in watercolor and oils. She does beautiful florals as well as landscapes of the Eastern shore.

  • RiverArts "4 by 4" Exhibition

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs May 6 to May 28
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • 4 artists each select one artist that creatively inspires them (invitational/group exhibit)

  • First Friday: Revolutionary Theatre

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm and 6:15pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:
  • Revolutionary theatre directed by Bradley.

  • Chester River Youth Choir Concert: Poets Sing

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/cryc-spring-concert/
  • Chester River Youth Choir Spring Concert: POETS SING!
    Directed by Julie Lawrence
    Musical selections incorporating the poems of William Shakespeare
    Lewis Carroll, Christina Rosetti, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Emily Dickinson & Paul Dunbar

  • Dick Durham 1-2-3-4

  • 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
  • A memorable, magical evening of jazz piano as the spectacular jazz pianist Dick Durham is joined by Blake Cramer, on vibes, Bob Offerman on bass and Bill McHenry on drums. Dick Durham is a brilliant pianist whose jazz variations and arrangements of American standards have earned standing ovations at The Mainstay. He is also a composer who has written original musicals and has a wonderful wry sense of humor. Admission is $20 Call for reservations.

  • Andes Manta

  • Monday,   |  10am
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:
  • ANDES MANTA performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of ANDES MANTA is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge

  • Friday,
  • This event runs May 13 to June 17
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL: http://massoniart.com/index.php?cat=exhibitions
  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge
    May 13 - June 17, 2016

    Also featuring work by Michael Kahn and Bart Walter

  • Albert Cummings & Band – part of the Blues Series

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevents/category/annual/blues/
  • The Blues Series continues in 2016!
    2016 CHESTERTOWN BLUES SERIES CONCERT SCHEDULE:
    April 8 – John Nemeth Band 2015 Blues Music Award Winner, Blues, R&B & Soul singer and harmonica player
    May 13 – Albert Cummings & Band masterful, soulful blues rock guitarist
    June 10 – Jarekus Singleton a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues.
    Plus three more concerts to be announced!
    ABOUT THE CHESTERTOWN BLUES SERIES:
    National and regional caliber Blues artists brought to you by the Garfield Center for the Arts!

  • Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass

  • 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
  • Powerful, unadorned, traditional bluegrass from one of the nation’s most respected bluegrass bands. Their new recording, “Weary River,” is a compelling mix of strong instrumentals and lead and harmony vocals paying tribute to bluegrass roots and to the band’s own rich traditions. The mournful edge that Danny Paisley's voice carries is unique. Joining Danny are his son Ryan on mandolin, Mark Delaney on banjo, Eric Troutman on bass and vocals with TJ Lundy on fiddle. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - "Murder: Take Two"

  • Saturday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Contact: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: crowvineyardandwinery.com
  • Join us for a play and 3 course dinner provided by Stewart's Catering. This is a audience-interactive 1940's Hollywood glamour setting. Come dressed to participate or just enjoy the show. Dinner and welcome glass of sparkling included, additional wine can be purchased by glass or bottle. Cost $52. per person to register go to crowvineyardandwinery.com click on events tab.

  • "Made in America": Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4 - 5pm
  • This event runs May 22 to May 22
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St.
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-778-2829; 410-810-1834
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • This concert will feature music with American themes, by American composers (including the Gershwins, Rogers & Hammerstein, Copland, Mancini, and more). Directed by Dr. Keith Wharton, the wind and percussion ensemble is the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown. Now in its 15th season, the band is an all-ages, collegial, supportive organization that welcomes new members at any time, without audition or fee. Rehearsals and concerts are in Chestertown, but members come from a wide area. It is supported by the Kent County Arts Council and community donations.

  • Independence Forever

  • Saturday,   |  TBA
  • Location: Prince Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • Singers from the Chester River Chorale, accompanied by fife and drum, present music of our national heritage from the American Revolution on as part of the 2016 Chestertown Tea Party Festival. The songs will stir the hearts of people who love liberty, freedom, and the right of self-determination.

  • Sultana Public Sails (Chestertown Tea Party Weekend)

  • Saturday,   |  4:30 - 6:30pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.