Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events - January 2015

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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  • "Lost in Yonkers", a comedy by Neil Simon
  • Sunday, February 1   |  Fri & Sat 8pm,Sun 2pm
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Sylvia Maloney
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: execdirector@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • This memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern grandma Kurnitz. Her ne'er do well brother deposits his two young sons with them and the boys must contend with Grandma,Bella and her secret romance and an Uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum. Funny, sentimental and family-spirited, it cheers the heart strings of all audiences.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, January 2   |  5–8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
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  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment
  • Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

  • Steve Hamilton Recent Photos
  • Saturday, January 3   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through January 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • This art exhibit features recent photographs mostly of the Eastern Shore of Maryland by Steve Hamilton.
  • Best of Members Show Opening Reception
  • Friday, January 9   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • The best work from RiverArts’ members is featured this Second Friday with a reception from 5 to 8:00. The curator, Marj Morani, has invited all member artists to submit artwork to the show, including works in photography, acrylic, mixed media, fiber, clay, sculpture and pastel.
  • Opening Receptions - Members' Open Show & Children's Art Show
  • Friday, January 9   |  TBD
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/
  • RiverArts Members are invited to show their best work in this non-themed exhibition. On display will be some of the best children’s art produced in Kent County’s eight elementary schools this year. Artwork produced by kindergarten through fifth grade students, selected by their art instructors, will be hung on clotheslines in the Studio Gallery.
  • Members' Open Show
  • Friday, January 9   |  Gallery Hours
  • This event runs January 31, 2015
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/
  • RiverArts Members are invited to show their best work in this non-themed exhibition. Regardless of medium, the exhibition will showcase only the best.
  • Childrens' Art Show
  • Friday, January 9   |  Gallery Hours
  • This event runs January 31, 2015
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/
  • On display will be some of the best children’s art produced in Kent County’s eight elementary schools this year. Artwork produced by kindergarten through fifth grade students, selected by their art instructors, will be hung on clotheslines in the Studio Gallery. Also featured will be the winning works of the National PTA Reflections art contest in Kent County.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 10   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • "Lost in Yonkers", a comedy by Neil Simon
  • Friday, January 16   |  Fri & Sat 8pm,Sun 2pm
  • This event runs January 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Sylvia Maloney
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: execdirector@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • This memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern grandma Kurnitz. Her ne'er do well brother deposits his two young sons with them and the boys must contend with Grandma,Bella and her secret romance and an Uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum. Funny, sentimental and family-spirited, it cheers the heart strings of all audiences.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 17   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • WC Concert Series - Thomas Pandolfi, piano
  • Thursday, January 22   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • As part of 2014-2015 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents Thomas Pandolfi. A young American pianist, Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Concert will feature works by Russian composers. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, January 24   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, Chestertown
  • Contact: Pat Diedrichs
  • Phone: 410-810-1834
  • Email: kentchambermusic@yahoo.com
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Eclatante, a harp and flute duo, features Melissa Tardiff Dvorak on harp and Julianna Nickel on flute. They will be performing works by Persichetti, Bocherini, Tredici, Rachmaninov, Saint- Saens and others.
  • Horizons Dance with the Stars
  • Saturday, January 24   |  6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Community Center, Worton, MD
  • Contact: Bob Parks
  • Phone: 410-778-9903
  • Email: bparkshorizons@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Don't miss the social event of the year where local notables and their dance pros compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy, with proceeds benefiting Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's. Come prepared to put your favorite dancer over the top with your donations! Snow date: January 31, 2015
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 24   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 31   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.