Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- October 2019


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  • MassoniArt presents TREES

  • Tuesday,
  • This event runs September 6 to October 13
  • Location: MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/exhibition/trees/
  • Featuring work by Vicco von Voss ,Grace Mitchell, Simma Liebman, Patrick Henry, Joe Dickey, Paula Shalan, Eve Stockton, Katherine Cox, Heidi Fowler, Linda Richards, Stuart Cawley, Mark Gardner, Takashi Icihara, Vanna Ramirez, Lindsay Mullen, Lisa Lebofsky, Zemma Mastin White, Marcy Dunn Ramsey, Emily Kalwaitis and special guests.

  • Bennett Umhau, Baritone

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22154-bennett-umhau-baritone
  • Bennett Umhau has taught and performed across the United States and Europe. As an advocate for all styles of singing, Bennett is a National Association of Teachers member, and holds a Level II certification in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method. He is also a graduate from the Voice Pedagogy master’s program at Shenandoah Conservatory (the first in the country to include dedicated teacher training for commercial music and musical theatre singing). Bennett currently maintains an active private voice studio, and serves on the music faculty at Washington College.

  • RiverArts 20th Annual Studio Tour Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/studio-tour-artists/
  • The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27.
    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.
    Curator: Dave Hegland
    Gallery hours:
    Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    (Extended Sunday hours on the two Studio Tour weekends, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

  • Radiant Echo Community Demonstration

  • Saturday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: Lawn outside Joseph H. McLain Atrium - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • Join us for the public demonstration of
    Radiant Echo, an innovative art installation, designed by Glenn Shrum of Flux Studio of Baltimore

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show! Refreshments will be served.

  • Save the Date for the Saint Martin's Ministries Fall Gala

  • Friday,
  • Location: Little Neck Farm
  • Contact: Sainm Martin's Ministries
  • Phone: 610 217 70914
  • Annual Fall Gala to benefit Saint Martin's Ministries

  • Mamie Minch Trio FallFest Headliner

  • Saturday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-6399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=058FF3EE-CBA7-2B7C-BB0F9B6DECA51365
  • Close out Rock Hall FallFest at The Mainstay with Mamie Minch and her Trio! $18 online and $22 door/phone.
    Mamie Minch is one of the youngest old-school blues guitarists and singers you've heard. She sings and plays songs of her own devising that sound like they've been stored in her old National guitar for decades. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, she can sometimes sound like her predecessors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist- she is most definitely a product of her own time.

  • Literary House Series: Eric Reads the News: Humor in Current Events Nonfiction—A Talk by Eric Thomas

  • Thursday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22001-literary-house-series-eric-reads-the-news-humor-in
  • R. Eric Thomas is a playwright and the host of The Moth in Philadelphia and D.C. He is also a Senior Staff Writer for Elle.com where he writes a daily column. He won the 2016 Barrymore Award for Best New Play and the 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award. His debut memoir-in-essays, Here For It, will be published by Ballantine Books in 2020. Recent productions include Mrs. Harrison and Time is on Our Side. He has been commissioned by the National New Play Network, Arden Theater Company, Simpatico Theater, and Act II Playhouse.

  • Big Fish, a stage reading

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 pm
  • This event runs October 17 to October 18
  • Location: Washington College, Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/music/
  • Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre.

  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 5 pm
  • This event runs October 19 to January 20
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://studiotour.chestertownriverarts.net/
  • Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may wish to make a weekend of it. If you wish to make a weekend of it, information on lodging, restaurants, and other attractions is available at www.kentcounty.com or contact our Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416. We hope that you will join us!

  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 5 pm
  • This event runs October 19 to October 20
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://studiotour.chestertownriverarts.net/
  • Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may wish to make a weekend of it. If you wish to make a weekend of it, information on lodging, restaurants, and other attractions is available at www.kentcounty.com or contact our Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416. We hope that you will join us!


  • Duo Sorolla

  • Sunday,   |  4 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series at at The Mainstay presents Duo Sorolla, with cellist Ismar Gomes and pianist Wan-Chi Su. All tickets $15.
    After meeting in graduate school at the Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Gomes and Ms. Su began a collaborative relationship that evolved into Duo Sorolla, which celebrates its tenth season this year. Throughout their career together, they have performed dozens of recitals on important series throughout the USA, often collaborating with other renowned musicians. The Duo will present a wide range of music for cello and piano.

  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt and Zach Lambert

  • Monday,   |  7. p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  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. Our featured guest tonight is Zach Lambert. Zach began his journey with the guitar when he was nine-years-old, and he began playing professionally in 2017. He has played over 200 gigs with a variety of bands and settings around Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland, In the spring of 2018, Zach became the inaugural winner of The Mainstay Rock Hall Scholarship and is now studying Jazz and Guitar Performance at Towson University.

  • Flute Duo with Piano

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22155-flute-duo-and-piano
  • Dr. Lori Kesner is an award-winning musician and scholar, enjoying a distinguished and active career as both a performing flutist and world music lecturer. Dr. Kesner is Lecturer in Music in Flute at Washington College. Gina Eichman performs flute with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, and is a member of Music Teacher’s National Association. Dr. Tomoko Kanamaru, Associate Professor of Music at the The College of New Jersey, is a versatile recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist.

  • The Music of Hoagy Carmichael

  • Saturday,   |  8 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • Vocalist Sue Matthews and pianist Robert Redd pay tribute to the music of Hoagy Carmichael, the composer of such standards as “Stardust” and “Lazy River” in another installment in the Songbook Series Sue and Robert have created celebrating the composers and tunesmiths whose works are part of the Great American Songbook. They will be joined by Randy Reinhart on cornet and trumpet and Tommy Cecil on bass.
    $20 online and $25 door/phone. 

  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event runs October 26 to October 27
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://studiotour.chestertownriverarts.net/
  • Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may wish to make a weekend of it. If you wish to make a weekend of it, information on lodging, restaurants, and other attractions is available at www.kentcounty.com or contact our Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416. We hope that you will join us!

  • MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs October 26 to November 30
  • Location: MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/exhibition/marc-castelli-annual-exhibition/
  • Marc Castelli | King’s Tide
    October 25 – November 30, 2019
    Collectors Reception Friday, October 25, 6-7:30pm

    Sultana Downrigging 2019 – Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
    Weekend – November 1-3
    Opening Celebration Reception –
    First Friday – Friday, November 1, 5-7:30 pm
    Artist Talk – Saturday, November 2, 10 am. Join Marc for coffee as he shares the his new collection of watercolors of the Chesapeake.

  • Mainstay Monday with The Jazz Cats

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  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. Tonight's featured guests are Chuck Redd (vibes), Amy Shook (bass) and Frank Russo (drums.) Earlier this year, Joe put together a group of Mainstay Monday veteran jazz musicians for a True Blue Jazz Festival sponsored show in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The group was billed as "Chuck Redd and the Monday Jazz Cats.” Tonight the "cats" - Mainstay favorites all, reunite for a fun and super swinging evening. Join us for a rare treat by this 4 piece band.

  • Mainstay Monday Jazz Cats

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • Mainstay Monday Jazz Cats

    Tonight's featured guests joining pianist Joe Holt are Chuck Redd - vibes, Amy Shook - upright bass, and Frank Russo - drums. Earlier this year, Joe was given the opportunity to put together a group of Mainstay Monday veteran jazz musicians for a True Blue Jazz Festival sponsored show in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The group was billed as "Chuck Redd and the Monday Jazz Cats.” Tonight the "cats", Mainstay favorites all, reunite for a fun and super swinging evening.
    Ticket pricing is $10 online in advance, and $12 at the door.