Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- October 2018


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  • Mainstay Monday Featuring Joe Holt and Guest Marsha Gilliam

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30.

  • Artist Talk: Jacinda Russell

  • Tuesday,   |  4:00pm
  • Location: Larabee Studio Art Center, 100 Gibson Avenue - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Art and Art History Department
  • Phone: 410-778-6499
  • Email: jwills2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • Visiting Artist Jacinda Russell will present a public talk about her work and artistic practice, followed by an opening reception for her exhibit at China Hutch Projects.
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    The Art + Art History Department is pleased to present a public artist talk by Jacinda Russell on Tuesday, 10/2 at 4PM in Larrabee Studio Arts Center (100 Gibson Ave.- near HR).Following the artist talk, please join us to view Jacinda Russell’s exhibit titled Metaphorical Antipodes at China Hutch Projects (211 Philosophers Terrace). China Hutch Projects (www.chinahutchprojects.com) is an off-campus art exhibition space affiliated with the Art + Art History Department. A reception for the exhibit will begin at 5:30pm.

  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: That’s the Humor of It: Good Tickle Brain and the Silly Side of Shakespeare A Talk by Mya Gosling

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • Mya Lixian Gosling is the artist and author of Good Tickle Brain, the world's foremost (and possibly only) Shakespeare stick figure webcomic, which has been posted twice-weekly online at goodticklebrain.com since 2013. Mya has degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan, and formerly worked as a Southeast Asian language cataloger at the University of Michigan Graduate Library, but none of that is remotely related to what she's doing now.

  • The Artists Gallery Features Fred Sprock

  • Friday,   |  First Friday Reception, October 5, 2018, 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • URL:  www.theartistsgalleryctown.com
  • Fred Sprock is an oil painter of landscapes and still life and has lived in Snow Hill since 2012. A native of North Carolina, Fred retired from a career in advertising to become a full-time painter, studying with Dee Beard Dean, Moran Samuel Price, and Richard Fennell to name a few. Sprock says, "Landscapes are complex. One of my goals is to simplify this jigsaw puzzle. The challenge for me is to reveal to the viewer the complexity beneath the surface of a seemingly simple visual."

  • Studio Tour Artists' Show

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/studio-tour-artists-show/
  • The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 60 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.
    Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route.

    The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on both weekends.

    Opening Reception
    Friday, October 5th, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Regular Hours, Main Gallery & Gift Shop :
    Tues-Fri (11:00 am-5:30 pm),
    Saturday (10:00 am-5:30 pm),
    Sunday (11:00 am-3:00 pm)

  • Mainstay Monday Featuring Joe Holt and guests Ben Bennington, Ford Schumann, and Debbie Campbell

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30.

  • Emmanuel Church (Chester Parish) Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • Contact: Emmanuel Church Concert Committee
  • Phone: 4108100129
  • Email: eemaxcy@hotmail.com
  • Bruce Barber, organist and choir master of Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Delaware) will open the 2018-2019 Emmanuel Concert Series.

    The second concert of the series will be presented by the Maryland Boy Choir on November 2nd.

  • The New Vintage Gala to Benefit Saint Martin's

  • Friday,   |  6-10 pm
  • Location: The Inn at Huntingfield Creek - 4928 Eastern Neck Road
  • Contact: Sarah Gifford Event Chairperson
  • Phone: (610) 996-9211
  • Email: fallgala@stmartinsministries.org
  • URL:  https://www.stmartinsministries.org
  • The New Vintage Gala will be an elegant evening of wine tastings from three local wineries: Crow Farm, Chateau Bu-De, and Broken Spoke, and will feature delicious food, collectible art, a cigar emporium and spirit sampling, plus new and vintage treasures. The individual ticket price is $125 per person.
    For 35 years, Saint Martin’s Ministries has provided direct services in four areas: a transitional housing program for homeless families, emergency food assistance, homelessness prevention, and a thrift store. Our clients are from the Mid-Shore counties of Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester. Through these programs, Saint Martin’s provides services to more than 350 families each year. All those served by SMM fall below the poverty level.

  • Pageturners - One Maryland One Book

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 1 pm
  • Location: Municipal Building, 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, Rock Hall Branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Pageturners Book Group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Rock Hall branch. New members are always welcomed.

    In October, the Pageturners will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin.
    To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-639-7162.
    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

  • Eye-Witness to the Criminal Justice System - One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Explore the difficulties inherent to eye-witness testimony and its impact on the criminal justice system with Bridget Lowrie, J.D.

    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

    https://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/one-maryland-one-book/2018-one-maryland-one-book/

  • Megg Farrell and Friends

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • "Organic, acoustic, folk-esque instrumentation and heart warming harmonies a-plenty – Megg Farrell’s album Fear Nothing is a total joy to embrace on a rainy weekend." - Rebecca Cullen

    Join us on the main stage at The Mainstay after Fall Fest as we welcome Megg Farrell and Friends. While previously known Mainstay audiences as a purveyor of quality classic jazz, this time Megg returns with her take on classic country and her own new country/Americana compositions.

    Megg Farrell is quickly establishing herself as a voice to be heard in the Americana music scene. After paying her dues in the highly competitive New York City jazz world, she has cultivated a vocal style that is both moving and masterfully proficient. Taking cues from Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band, she has put together a group of musicians whose technical prowess is sure to excite any audience, without resorting to cheap tricks and flashy pyrotechnics. Equally impressive as the musicians she surrounds herself with, Farrell’s original compositions truly shine. Her songwriting has been described as “the essence of folk story telling and organic musicianship.”

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Vince Lardear

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30.

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-ups

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Registration required.

    Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

    Featured Project: Paper Lanterns

    Learn how to light up the autumn evenings with tiny lanterns crafted out of paper.

    Come, create, and leave a little happier than your arrived.

  • Low Lily

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Start with excellently matched vocals, add some world-class playing, sprinkle with raised-off-grid Americana and you get Low Lily. Flynn’s deft flatpicking on guitar and mandolin and Lissa’s virtuosic fiddle-playing are grounded by Liz’s percussive rhythm guitar playing, the sounds of which combine joyously in this stunning ensemble.

    With a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” Low Lily’s cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, Vermont, the band has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two New England Music Award nominations.

    Chosen as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “Most Wanted Band” of 2016, Low Lily plays acoustic music that is deeply rooted in tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary. With their first full-album release, “10,000 Days Like These” (March 2018, following their 2015 self-titled EP release), Low Lily shares an intimate, no-tricks-involved, collection of songs that showcases their talents and proves them to be a formidable, ready-for-prime-time act. A first album this strong doesn’t come from newbies–all the members have performed with numerous well-known names in folk and traditional music. Flynn has toured with Ruth Moody, John Whelan, Cathie Ryan and Aoife Clancy. Liz has toured with Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor, Melanie, and Long Time Courting. Lissa has toured as a solo act as well as with Solas and Childsplay.

  • "Inside Llewyn Davis"

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street - Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: River Arts
  • Phone: 4432820023
  • URL:  chestertownriverarts.net
  • A part of the Coen Bros film series sponsored by the RiverArts Film Club, please contact RiverArts for more information.

  • LEGO Build

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 3 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Build, create, repeat! It's LEGO time at the library where only your imagination is the limit. All ages welcome.

  • Tie-Dye T-Shirts

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 11 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Registration Required.

    Ages 5+

    Have an old T-Shirt you want to jazz up? Join us for tie dye time at the library. We'll provide all of the dyes and supplies and you bring your shirt.
    Your shirt should be:

    -light in color (white is best)
    -made of at least 50% cotton (100% best)
    -willing to be colorific!

    Tie dyed items will remain at the library overnight and will be unveiled for pickup on Friday, October 19th at 3pm.

  • LEGO Build in North County

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 3 pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, North County branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Build, create, repeat! It's LEGO time at the library where only your imagination is the limit. All ages welcome.

  • Beading Bonanza!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 1:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Come spend some time beading at the library. Pony beads, crystal beads, wooden beads, we have them all!

    Ages 5+

  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • This event runs October 20 to October 28
  • Location: 315 High Street Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://studiotour.chestertownriverarts.net/
  • The RiverArts 19th Annual Studio Tour has something for everyone, from painting and sculpture, to metal, fiber art, glasswork, woodworking, pottery, jewelry and more!
    This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two weekends, October 20-21 and October 27-28, 10am-5pm, rain or shine. Over 60 artists, many nationally known, in 37 tour stops invite visitors in to talk, check out how they work, and provide the opportunity to buy original artwork at studio prices.
    We recommend you start your tour at The RiverArts Main Gallery and Gift Shop to pick up a brochure and preview work representing the 60 + artists on the Studio Tour.

    You can also find more info online at http://chestertownriverarts.net/

  • Juanito Pascual New Trio

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $22 online and $25 by phone/door

    Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual is an internationally recognized guitarist and “flamenco phenom” (The Boston Globe). His sound is a truly organic blend of masterful traditional and contemporary flamenco with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach. Juanito brings together global audiences through his mesmerizing virtuosity, original composition style, dedication to music as a global communicator, and passion for collaboration. Energized by the desire to share the beauty and soul-stirring power of flamenco, with its ancient roots, yet vibrant and evolving tradition, Juanito’s performances, recordings, and workshops reverberate with infectious charisma. Recent highlights include a performance as part of 2017’s Django A Gogo Festival, an international tour with acclaimed Flamenco icon Jorge Pardo, and performances for film scores in his new home of Los Angeles. Receiving praise for the Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio album (2014), All About Jazz noted “Pascual manages to uphold and extend the traditions of flamenco music, creating something distinctive in the process,” a sentiment cherished by Pascual, a dedicated 21st-century musician.

  • Concert with Klasinc & Lončar Guitar Duo & Silviu Ciulei

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/live/events/21144-concert-with-klasinc-lonar-guitar-duo-amp
  • Concert with the amazing Klasinc & Lončar Guitar Duo, and the exciting classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciulei. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.

  • Tanya Anisimova, cello and Matt Palmer, guitar

  • Sunday,   |  6:00 pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College - Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  www.washcoll.edu/live/events/20676-matt-palmer-guitar-tanya-anisimova-cello
  • As part of its Premier Artists series, the Washington College Concert Series presents the Anisimova/Palmer Duo.

    Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors over age 65 / WC faculty & staff). WC students and youth 18 and under are free. Individual tickets can be purchased online with a credit card via EventBrite (eventbrite.com/o/washington-college-concert-series-8250223111, or with cash or check at the door. Season tickets can be purchased on the Concert Series website. Inquires and ticket holds can be sent to concertseries@washcoll.edu or 410-778-7839 (Debbie Reed).

  • Downrigging Weekend

  • Friday,   |  FR: 12:00 PM- 9:30 AM, SAT: 8:00AM- 9:30 PM, SUN: 8:30- 4:00
  • This event runs October 26 to October 28
  • Location: Chestertown Marina, Foot of High Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/downrigging-weekend-2/
  • Now in its 18th year, Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival is one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast. Visitors to the festival can expect to see a waterfront packed with ships, schooners, and wooden boats; performances by world-class musicians; family-friendly activities and events, lectures by nationally recognized authors and filmmakers; plenty of opportunities to go sailing as part of a fleet of “Tall Ships”; and the chance to spend the weekend in Chestertown – one of America’s best preserved historic seaports. Don’t miss it!

  • MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI

  • Friday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MASSONIART
  • Phone: 410.778.7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/exhibition/marc-castelli-4/
  • 25th Anniversary Exhibition
    Minding the Dogvane
    October 26 – December 1, 2018
    Collector’s Preview – October 20 – 25 – by appointment
    Exhibition and Downrigging Opening Reception – October 26 – 5-7:30
    Sultana Foundation Downrigging Weekend – October 26-28
    Chestertown November First Friday – November 2, 5-7:30 pm
    Marc Castelli – Gallery Talk – Saturday, November 3, 12 noon

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-ups. Featured Project: Paper Lanterns

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, North County branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Registration required.

    Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

    Featured Project: Paper Lanterns

    Learn how to light up the autumn evenings with tiny lanterns crafted out of paper.

    Come, create, and leave a little happier than your arrived.

  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • This event runs October 27 to October 28
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://studiotour.chestertownriverarts.net/
  • The RiverArts 19th Annual Studio Tour has something for everyone, from painting and sculpture, to metal, fiber art, glasswork, woodworking, pottery, jewelry and more!
    This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two weekends, October 20-21 and October 27-28, 10am-5pm, rain or shine. Over 60 artists, many nationally known, in 37 tour stops invite visitors in to talk, check out how they work, and provide the opportunity to buy original artwork at studio prices.
    Start your tour at RiverArts to pick up a brochure & preview work by Artists on the tour.

  • Free Band Concert by Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble: Mythical Creatures

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. (at High St.) Chestertown
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-778-2829
  • Email: ESWEemail@yahoo.com
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/EasternShoreWindEnsemble
  • Fittingly for the Halloween season, the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble will present a program of concert-band music with a theme of mythical creatures. Music Director Charles Thai will conduct.

    The ESWE is an all-ages community concert band that offers area wind and percussion instrumentalists the opportunity to continue or return to playing quality music in a large ensemble with a collegial, supportive atmosphere. The ensemble welcomes new members at any time, without fee or audition.

    The band is partially supported by the Kent County Arts Council.


  • Kent Non Fiction Book Group - One Maryland One Book

  • Tuesday,   |  Tuesday, Noon
  • Location: The Chestertown Library, Inc., building, 207 Calvert Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The Kent Non Fiction Book Group meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Chestertown branch. Bring your lunch. Drink and Dessert provided. New members are always welcomed.

    In October, KNFBG will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin.
    To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-778-3636.
    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

  • MIGRATION: An Exploration in Art, Words & Music, Inspired by Jacob Lawrence

  • Wednesday,   |  11 am - 5:30 pm
  • This event runs October 31 to November 11
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/kent-county-student-art-show/
  • This two week show will feature work by Kent County Public School visual art students. The work will be inspired by a visit the students took to view Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series at The Philips Collection in Washington, DC.

    The artwork will be on view October 31 through November 11.

    Opening reception: Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 pm
    Curators’ & Artists’ Talk, Thursday, November 8, 5:30

    The exhibit is a partnership with the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre and the Kent County Arts Council .