Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- February 2017


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  • U.S. Naval Academy Brass

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/12224-us-naval-academy-brass
  • As part of its 2016-2017 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents The United Stated Naval Academy Brass. This FREE concert is a collaboration between members of the US Naval Academy and WAC Faculty & Students.
    washcoll.edu/concert

  • Valentine's Day Crafts

  • Wednesday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Get crafty at the library and join us for a drop in afternoon of fun Valentine's themed art projects. All ages welcome.

  • Little Demons

  • Friday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/index.php?cat=exhibitions
  • Opening Reception – February First Friday – February 3, 5-7:30 pm
    Closing Reception – March First Friday – March 3, 5-7:30 pm
    Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-5, Sunday – Tuesday by appointment.
    MASSONIART is heating up February with a sizzling exhibition featuring a diverse and exciting group of gallery and visiting artists. The exhibit’s title was inspired by Ken Schiano’s newest series of work titled “Little Demons.” For over twenty years, Schiano has been represented by the gallery and during that time he has explored the same existential concerns that have been front


  • Mister Roberts

  • Friday,   |  8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays
  • This event runs February 3 to February 19
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/mister-roberts/2017-02-03/
  • FEB 3 – 19
    By Thomas Heggen & Joshua Logan
    Directed by Tess Hogans

    Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

    $20 General Admission
    $15 Senior/Military
    $10 Student

  • Friday Film

  • 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 Butler
    PG-13 2013 ‧ Drama/Biography ‧ 2h 15m
    After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

  • Friday Film- " The Butler"

  • 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 Butler
    PG-13 2013 ‧ Drama/Biography ‧ 2h 15m
    After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

  • Quilters of Kent County

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 5pm Daily
  • This event runs February 4 to February 28
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave.
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • This show will feature recent work of the group. It is always a gorgeous collection of works by the talented members of Kent County's finest quilters. A reception will be announced at a later date.

  • Recycled Valentines at the North County Branch

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main St., Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, North County Branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Registration required. With a little bit of creativity and plenty of glue, you can turn items from the recycling bin into Pinterest-worthy Valentines for your dearest friends and sweethearts. Come practice your scissors skills at this craft program for grown-ups and teens.

  • Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: St Paul's Parish
  • Contact: The National Music Festival
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • URL:  www.NationalMusic.us/Resonance.
  • The Potomac Winds

    Ceylon Mitchell, flute
    Amanda Dusold, oboe
    Joseph Beverly, clarinet
    Avery Pettigrew, horn
    Ronn Hall, bassoon
    ~
    “Straight Flush”
    Ibert, Three Pièces Brèves
    DeFalla, Four Spanish Dances
    Henri Tomasi, Five Secular and Sacred Dances
    Ligeti, Six Bagatelles

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

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt on piano welcomes Amy Shook on bass

  • 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 Amy Shook on bass. Amy is one of the most in-demand upright bassists in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area, known for her huge sound and infectious, driving groove. There will be casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Buy tickets on The Mainstay website or call for reservations 410-639-9133.

  • 3Doodler Art Workshop for Kids & Teens

  • Wednesday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • AGES 8+
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
    Interested in drawing in 3D? Sign up to test out our latest addition to the library's STEM lineup with a 3Doodler pen workshop. A 3Doodler pen allows kids to draw in three dimensional space with a special plastic that hardens in seconds once melted. Let your imagination come alive! Participation in this workshop is limited, so sign up early!

  • Drop-In Valentine Day Crafts

  • Saturday,   |  drop-in anytime 11am - 1pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main St., Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, North County Branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Get crafty at the library and join us for a drop-in morning/afternoon of fun Valentine's themed art projects. All ages welcome.

  • Author Event: "In Julia's Kitchen" with Pamela Heyne

  • Saturday,   |  3:30pm
  • Location: The Bookplate, 112 S. Cross Street, 21620
  • Contact: The Bookplate
  • Phone: 410-778-4167
  • Email: chestertown.bookplate@gmail.com
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/100834813769696/
  • The only architect ever to interview the famous cook, Pamela Heyne will give a presentation highlighting Julia Child’s ideas about kitchen design and their relevance today, including health repercussions of design choices. Wine and Julia Child treats will be served. Learn more about Pamela Heyne at www.heynedesign.com.

  • Davy DeArmond & Douglas Lindsey, Trumpet Recital

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/13133-davy-dearmond-douglas-lindsey-trumpet-recital
  • As part of its 2016-2017 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Davy DeArmond & Douglas Lindsey, trumpet recital. This bonus concert is FREE to Concert Series Patrons, as well as WAC Faculty, Staff, & Students. Tickets for the general public are $10. For more information:
    washcoll.edu/concert

  • Runa: A Celtic Valentine

  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Celtic group RUNA returns to The Mainstay for a Celtic take on Valentine’s Day. The band members hail from Ireland, Canada and the US and draw on their diverse backgrounds in world music, rock, Irish and Celtic music for a new approach to traditional and more contemporary Celtic songs and instrumentals. Spirited, graceful acoustic melodies, gorgeous vocals, and stirring instrumentals fuse music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the US. Admission is $17 in advance (use the Buy Tickets link on the Mainstay website) or $20 at the door, call for reservations 410-639-9133.

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt on piano welcomes vocalist Lena Seikaly

  • 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 the wonderful vocalist Lena Seikaly, a rising star in the DC area who has headlined at The Mainstay previously. There will be casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Buy tickets on The Mainstay website or call for reservations 410-639-9133.

  • Sammy Sent Me: A Speakeasy to Benefit the Chester River Chorale

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Bad Alred's Distilling, 323 High Street
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • Phone: 443-480-8291
  • Email: caitlin.patton@gmail.com
  • URL:  chesterriverchorale.org
  • Put on your glad rags Saturday, February18, and sashay over to a Chester River Chorale fundraiser with a roaring ’20s theme where the action begins at 7 p.m. “Sammy Sent Me” is the password to get into the Speakeasy at 323 High Street—otherwise known as Bad Alfred’s Distilling. Get your tax-deductible ticket by sending $75 to the Chester River Chorale, P.O. Box 461, Chestertown, MD 21620, before the February 3 deadline.

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt on piano welcomes Guthrie Matthews on guitar

  • 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 the incendiary blues/rock guitarist Guthrie Matthews. There will be casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Buy tickets on The Mainstay website or call for reservations 410-639-9133.

  • Literary House Series: The Personal & the Political—An Evening with Brian Turner

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/11878-the-personal-the-political-an-evening-with
  • Brian Turner is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the U.S. Army. He is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise, and Here, Bullet, which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times Editors' Choice selection, the 2006 PEN Center USA “Best in the West” award, the 2007 Poets Prize, and others. Turner’s work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Poetry Daily, Harper’s Magazine, and other fine journals. He has been awarded a U.S. Artists Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and more.

  • Preschool Adventures

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30-6:30pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Calling all 2 to 5 year olds and their families.
    Come for a fun filled evening of hands on activities specially designed for preschool fun!
    Let your imagination come alive with art, games, and much more.

  • Mardi Gras Dance Party

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Live Music, Dancing, Cash Bar, Free Nibbles, all to celebrate the 2017 Mardi Gras!
    $25 General Admission.

  • Todd Marcus Quintet

  • 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
  • Todd Marcus is a Baltimore based composer and arranger who masterfully uses a bass clarinet as the lead horn in this straight-ahead jazz ensemble. The Quintet features Marcus’ rich harmonic approach and his ability to present the bass clarinet as a hard blowing jazz horn equal to saxophone and trumpet as a front line solo instrument. Their music offers a strong lyrical sensibility, and often incorporates the Middle Eastern influences of Marcus’ Egyptian-American heritage. Admission is $25 in advance (use the Buy Tickets link on the website) and $28 at the door (call for reservations.)

  • Literary House Series: The Personal & the Political—A Faculty Tea & Talk with Professo

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/11880-the-personal-the-political-a-faculty-tea-amp
  • Christine J. Wade is the author of many scholarly works dealing with revolutions, post-war violence, and peace building. She is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies and the Curator of the Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs at Washington College, where she teaches classes on Latin American politics, comparative peace processes, human rights, U.S.-Latin American Relations, and the politics of development. She is an expert in the politics of Central America, and has conducted field research in El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.