Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events - April 2013

Kent County has been recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council as one of the significant arts communities in the state. With this in mind, we have designed the Arts & Entertainment site to provide you with information on what the county has to offer in relation to its arts, entertainment, and cultural heritage. Hopefully, this will help you plan a fun-filled stay, enabling you to take full advantage of places to go and people to see. For more information, call the Kent County Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416 or email tourism@kentcounty.com.

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  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, April 1   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The Live Playwrights' Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!
  • "Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves"
  • Thursday, April 4   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • A talk by American historian, writer and editor, Henry Wiencek, the Starr Center's 2008-2009 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow. Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book-based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers, opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jeffersons world.
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  • Friday, April 5   |   Fridays, Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays, 2 pm
  • This event runs April 5-21
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • A comedy by Alan Ball
  • Jammin' for the River: a Musical Fundraiser
  • Friday, April 5   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Heather Forsyth
  • Phone: 410-271-6607
  • Email: hforsyth@chesterriverassociation.org
  • URL: www.chesterriverassociation.org
  • Chester River Run-off and Musical Guests. $25 Admission includes snacks, hot dogs, and soft drinks. Cash Bar Available.
  • Little Haynes
  • Thursday, April 11   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Steve Little and Esther Haynes are a guitar-vocal duo focused on the Great American Songbook, They bring new life to old standards ñ everything from Swing, Jazz and Big Band Standards to Bossa Nova, Bluegrass, Country and Rock. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Organ Recital
  • Friday, April 12   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 101 N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Laura Kaufmann
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verizon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org
  • Brian Harlow will present an organ concert at Emmanuel Church as part of Emmanuel's twentieth season of organ concerts. Brian is Organist and Choirmaster at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Gladstone, New Jersey. His training includes degrees from Yale School of Music and Indiana University School of Music. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for adults, $5 for students and children. Meet Brian after the concert.
  • Washington College Community Concert Series
  • Saturday, April 13   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Kate Bennett
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: kbennett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu
  • Concert by Russian pianist Inna Faliks
  • Off Bass Brass
  • Sunday, April 14   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A sound like no other - the sweet voiced, low brass sound of a tuba euphonium quartet. These large and beautiful instruments create gorgeous melodic textures and agile colorful renditions of a wide-ranging repertoire. This Hedgelawn Classical Music Series Concert at the Mainstay features primarily classical pieces but there will be a generous helping of lighter fare mixed in. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • American Gridlock: Why the Right and Left Are Both Wrong
  • Tuesday, April 16   |  5pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • A Commonsense 101 Solutions to the Economic Crisis - A talk by H. Woody Brock'
    Dr. Horace 'Woody' Brock is the founder and president of Strategic Economic Decisions, an economic forecasting and consulting firm. He has been a consultant to global corporations and other institutions on ongoing structural changes in the global economy.
  • Chester River Runoff
  • Friday, April 19   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • With guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass and solid vocals, youíd think Kent County's own Chester River Runoff was just another bluegrass band with big harmonies and tight instrumental work but they bring a youthful edginess and energy to their music. Their polished yet still raw mix of well-crafted original songs and tunes is marked by humor, originality, and great musicianship. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, April 20   |  7pm
  • Location: St. Paul's Church Parish Hall, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • A group of young musicians from Peabody Conservatory performing baroque and renaissance music on period Instruments, under the direction of Mark Cudek. $15/adult.
  • Ann Hennessy Live Poets' Society
  • Sunday, April 21   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The late Ann Hennessy, a Rock Hall writer and activist started this annual free poetry reading at the Mainstay. We continue the event in Ann's memory during National Poetry Month and celebrate the wealth of talent we find among our local writers. The readers include local poets and the winners of the Ann Hennessy Live Poets' Society Poetry Contest for middle school students in Kent County. Refreshments will be available. Admission is Free.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, April 24   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • "Open Mic Night' is free and open to all ages! Hosted by Ford Schumann - To request a time slot, Email Ford at fordo1@aol.com
  • The Voyage of the 'Revenge': Making the World Safe for Slavery
  • Wednesday, April 24   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • A talk by Starr Center Fellow Peter Silver .
    The crew of the "Revenge," a Rhode Island privateer vessel that cruised against Spanish shipping in the War of Jenkins's Ear, saw and took part in some of the most surprising, emblematic episodes of the war and Anglo-Spanish conflict, which started promisingly for Britons in 1739 but ended with fiasco and disaster.