Kent County Arts and Entertainment - November 2014

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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  • Barbara Snyder Art Show
  • Saturday, November 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs November 1- December 31st
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Barbara Snyder is a local artist who lives in Chestertown and paints the landscape of Kent and Queen Annes County. Her technique done in Pastel and Oils is unique and very beautiful. She captures the essence and vibrance of the area with striking simplicity. Don't miss this show.
  • Lions Club of Chestertown, Halloween Parade
  • Saturday, November 1   |  10am
  • Location: Stating at Dixon Valve, High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Bob Knapp
  • Phone:
  • Email: rknapper19@verizon.net
  • URL: chestertownlions.org
  • This parade is co-sponsored by the Chestertown Lions Club and Washington College SGA. It is open to any/all who wish to participate. Cash prizes will only be awarded to the following (6) categories: PreSchool, Elementary, Middle, High School/Adult, Groups and Floats. Rain date—Sunday Nov.3rd - 3pm. For weather updates and the most current info. on this event, please reference the Chestertown Lions internet site listed above.
  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour
  • Saturday, November 1   |  10am-5pm
  • This event runs November 1-2, 2014
  • Location: Chestertown and surrounding Kent and Queen Anne's Counties
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • This fascinating, free, self-guided journey will lead visitors to discover amazing artwork and meet many of the 57 artists, many of whom are known and recognized throughout the art world. From traditional to avante-guard, you will get to appreciate paintings, pottery, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, metal, glass, wood art and furniture.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, November 3   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the 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!
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, November 7   |  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.
  • Blood Brothers: A musical: Book, Music, and Lyrics by Willy Russell
  • Friday, November 7   |  Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. 2pm
  • This event runs Nov. 7-23, 2014 (weekends)
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut St, Church Hill
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre Office
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Twins, separated at birth, grow up in vastly different economic circumstances. As if by fate, they meet and become best friendsóuntil they fall in love with the same girl. An international hit, this musical ran for over 10,000 performances in London. With exceptional contemporary music, intelligent lyrics and a compelling story, it is fast becoming an American favorite as well.
    $20 adults, $17 members, $10 students
  • 12@Hotchkiss - Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
  • Friday, November 7   |  12pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • 12@Hotchkiss is a noon-hour concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Held on the first Fridays of Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, & Apr, admission is FREE. Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Music of Washington College. Steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’s compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form a totally unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical music.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, November 26   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.
  • 51st Annual Chestertown Antiques Show and Sale
  • Friday, November 28   |  Fri. 4-7pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-3pm
  • This event runs Nov. 28-30
  • Location: Washington College Lifetime Fitness Center
  • Contact: Marilyn Klompus
  • Phone: 410-810-4743
  • Email: mklompus@gmail.com
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  • 40+ quality exhibitors offering furniture, decorative accessories, art, jewelry, folk art, lighting, porcelain and ceramics, ranging from country to modern. Presented by and benefiting the Kent Association of Riding Therapy. Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Washington College Lifetime Fitness Center, Route 213, Chestertown. For more information call 410-810-4743 or email mklompus@gmail.com.
  • Home for the Holidays
  • Friday, November 28   |  Various
  • This event runs November 28-29, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@atlanticbb.net
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  • The official lighting of Downtown for the holidays, the arrival of Santa (Friday eve, a parade on Saturday featuring the Kent County Marching Band,and caroling in Fountain Park. Downtown stores have extended hours. throughout the weekend.
  • Country Crafts Guild Fall Arts & Crafts Show
  • Saturday, November 29   |  10am-4pm
  • This event runs November 28 - 29, 2014
  • Location: Rock Hall Fire House, 21500 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kathy Redman
  • Phone: 410-778-1432
  • Email: predman@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: countrycraftsguild.com
  • Unique handmade arts & crafts including: fresh green, wreaths, plants, miniatures, house plaques, wood crafts, photography, paintings, American Girl doll clothes, pottery, knitting, crochet, machine embroidery, santas, snowmen, Christmas decorations & ornaments, candy, cheese, honey, soaps, lotions, potpourri, teas, herbs, stuffed animals, bulletin boards, weaving, bead, glass and silver jewelry, quilts, wall hangings, placemats, folk art. etc. Lunch served.