Kent County Arts and Entertainment - January 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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  • Electric Dreams: Brave, New, Bold
  • Friday, January 3   |  5 -8pm
  • This event runs Jan. 3 - Feb. 1 both shows
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: laniseikaly@me.com
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
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    Also 'Youth and Their Instructors'. An art show of students and their teachers.

  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, January 6   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street, Chest
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • 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!

  • Julie Barnett Art Exhibit
  • Friday, January 10   |  2-4pm
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Reception for Julia Barnett Art Show on January 10, 2014 from 2-4pm

  • Winter Film Festival-"That's Entertainment" (1974)
  • Friday, January 10   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Nancy Hartman
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: nhartman@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 135 mins. Documentary/ Family/ Musical Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history. Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby Free. Popcorn included.

  • Olde Kent Quilters - reception
  • Saturday, January 11   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Reception for Olde Kent Quilters to be held on January 11, 2014 from 1-4pm

  • Winter Film Festival-
  • Friday, January 17   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Karin Cowperthwait
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 118 mins. Drama, Western A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin Free. Popcorn included.

  • How The Other Half Loves, a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
  • Friday, January 17   |  Fri. and Sat.8 pm, Sun.at 2pm
  • This event runs Jan. 17-Feb. 2, 2014 (weekends)
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Three couples share more than the husbandsí common workplace. When their intertwined relationships begin to unravel a cover story is needed. The stage reflects the characters' increasingly shared experience of living separately in the same space. Things get even more complicated when the 'innocent' parties show up unexpectedly.

  • Dance Party with Vic Vacuum & the Attachments
  • Saturday, January 18   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • It’s a good-time dance party at the Mainstay with Vic Vacuum and the Attachments playing the great hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s and more. Mike McBride powers the group with his industrial strength bass lines and vocals and will be joined by a few friends on guitar, drums and vocals. There will be plenty of room for dancing and chairs for listeners. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.

  • Polar Express PJ Storytime
  • Sunday, January 19   |  6:30-8:00pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Vera Shade
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: vshade@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Come to a special after hour Pajama Storytime all about The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. "Climb Aboard" and drink some hot chocolate while listening to the classic story about the magic of Christmas! Also,a special visitor from the North Pole and a craft activity.Call to reserve train ticket.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration
  • Monday, January 20   |  7-10am
  • Location: Chesapeake Room, Rock Hall Fire Hall
  • Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
  • Phone: 410-778-1149
  • Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
  • URL: kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • Annual Kent County Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King will feature speaker Joseph E. Morse, founder and editor of Delmarva African American Pride Magazine and singing groups: The Sensational Stars & The New Gospelites as well as Youth Musicians from Kent County Schools Tickets $10

  • Winter Film Festival-
  • Friday, January 24   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Karin Cowperthwait
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 96 mins. Crime/Drama/Thriller Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. Director: Stanley Kramer Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier Free. Popcorn included.

  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, January 25   |  7pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • 'Argonne String Quartet' - featuring Jeff Van Osten, cello; Helen Fall, viola; Matthew Richardson, violin; Jennifer Wade, violin; performing works by Haydn, Mozart and Smetana

  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, January 29   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • 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.

  • Call for Scripts - Deadline
  • Friday, January 31
  • Location: eamil
  • Contact: Tia Glomb - Producer
  • Phone:
  • Email: plays@chestertownteaparty.org
  • URL:
  • Revolutionary Theatre is seeking scripts to be considered as part of the 2014 Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Plays should have some connection to the Colonial-era and, if possible, Chestertown. Scripts do not have to reference the Tea Party itself. Plays should run between 10 to 30 minutes, and longer scripts will not be considered. For logistical reasons, plays with small casts (5 or fewer people) are preferred. Playwrights can submit one or two scripts. Please e-mail submissions by Jan 31, 2014

  • Winter Film Festival-
  • Friday, January 31   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Karin Cowperthwait
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 126 mins. Mystery/Thriller. A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him. Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Harvey, Janet Leigh Free. Popcorn included.