Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- November 2017


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  • Literary House Series: A Reading by Terrance Hayes

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/18931-literary-house-series-a-reading-by-terrance-hayes
  • One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is the author of five books of poetry; How to Be Drawn, longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry; Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; Wind in a Box, winner of a Pushcart Prize; Hip Logic, winner of the National Poetry Series, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and Muscular Music, winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

  • Anansi Trio

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/14560-anansi-trio
  • As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, The Concert Series presents the Anansi Trio. A fusion of Jazz, Indian, and Afro-Cuban musics, the Anansia Trio features Mark Merella (drums), Matt Beltzer (saxophone), and Larry Melton (bass).

    Advance tickets are available through the Concert Series website: washcoll.edu/concert

  • Literary House Series: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks (with Terrance Hayes)  

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/18911-literary-house-series-a-celebration-of-gwendolyn
  • In this, the 100th year since Gwendolyn Brooks’ birth, we celebrate the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and to become U.S. Poet Laureate. Brooks wrote twenty books of poetry, a novel, two autobiographies, and books for children. Her musicality and mastery of tone, her gift with form poetry, and her insistence on writing about marginalized people make Brooks one of our most important and relevant poets. Participants are welcome to bring and read a poem written or inspired by Brooks. Poet Terrance Hayes will also attend, and talk about Ms. Brooks’ influence on his work.



  • Chestertown First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Historic District
  • Contact: Kristen Owen
  • Email: downtownchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.downtownchestertown.org
  • Enjoy late shopping hours in unique shops, gallery exhibit openings, special tastings and a variety of dining options during Downtown Chestertown's monthly progressive open house.

  • WarFront / HomeFront: Through the Eyes of Our Military

  • Friday,   |  Opening Friday, November 3, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • This event runs November 3 to December 3
  • Location: 101 Spring Avenue - First Floor Gallery
  • Contact: Kent County Arts Council
  • Phone: 410-708-9751
  • Email: johnschrat@gmail.com
  • URL:  http://www.kentcountyartscouncil.org/2017/09/inaugural-exhibition-in-the-new-gallery-opens-nov-3-2017/
  • An Exhibition or Veteran and Civilian work as artistic expression of experience of military service and war

    Two Special Events
    POETRY READING - Nov 12, 2 p.m.
    ILLUSTRATED LECTURE - NOV 19 2 p.m.

    Gallery Hours from Nov 4 - Dec 3
    Wednesday - Friday, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
    Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 pm
    Sunday - 11 a.m.. - 4 p.m.

  • A Time to Speak

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • A Time to Speak is a remarkable story of endurance during the Holocaust. Helen Lewis, a dancer in Prague at the beginning of World War II, was interned in the Terezin ghetto, then deported to Auschwitz, and finally to Stutthof Labor Camp on the edge of the Baltic Sea. After the war, she settled in Belfast and became active with the Lyric Theatre. Later she formed the Belfast Modern Dance Group, the first modern dance company in Ireland.

    Her struggle to survive amidst the horrors of Hitler’s Final Solution is told with a controlled anger, which never displays itself in rancor or censure.




  • WarFront/HomeFront - POETRY Reading

  • Sunday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 101 Spring Avenue - First Floor Gallery
  • Contact: Kent County Arts Council
  • Phone: 410-778-3700
  • Email: johnschrat@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • MEDIC AGAINST BOMB, A Doctor’s Poetry of War, Frederick Foote, M.D. (CAPT, MC, USN, ret.) – Sunday, November 12, 2:00 p.m.

    Hear the poetry of Vietnam War Doctor Fred Foote. Dr. Foote has been instrumental in the creation of art therapy and alternative healing at Walter Reed Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.

  • OPEN AUDITIONS: The Little Prince

  • Tuesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/open-auditions-prince/2017-11-14/
  • Join director Bryan Betley in this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic story!
    Bryan seeks a team of creative, positive people to bring his favorite story to life at the Garfield Center.
    No experience necessary.
    Additionally looking for a technical/special effects team.
    Contact: bbetley@garfieldcenter.org for more info


  • Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

  • Wednesday,   |  11-5, Daily
  • This event runs November 15 to November 22
  • Location: 117 S. Cross St.
  • Contact: Chester River Wine & Cheese Co.
  • Phone: 443.282.0220
  • Email: info@chesterrivergourmet.com
  • URL:  chesterrivergourmet.com
  • The perfect pairing food and wine is a balance of smell, taste, and visual presentation. Join us for a complementary, in-store wine tasting during our normal business hours November 15 - 22.

    We’ve an eclectic selection of 10 wines for you, selected to complement the flavors of the season; perfect for your Thanksgiving table and beyond. Our selections include sparkling, rose, white, red, and dessert wines. A full list of the wines we're sampling can be found on our website at chesterrivergourmet.com

    During this period we’re also offering a 10% half-case discount on our featured wines.

  • OPEN AUDITIONS: The Little Prince

  • Thursday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/open-auditions-prince/2017-11-16/
  • Join director Bryan Betley in this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic story!
    Bryan seeks a team of creative, positive people to bring his favorite story to life at the Garfield Center.
    No experience necessary.
    Additionally looking for a technical/special effects team.
    Contact: bbetley@garfieldcenter.org for more info

  • Dancescape

  • Friday,   |  7pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday
  • This event runs November 17 to November 18
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Washington College
  • a weekend of dance featuring original works by students, faculty, and alumni

    with a special guest performance of Carol Hess’s LightForest by the Baltimore Dance Project, a multimedia event that brings together dance, music, photography, technology, and the environment

    The performance of LightForest is made possible by SANDBOX, the Departments of Theatre & Dance, Art + Art History, and Music, as well as the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts at UMBC

  • OPEN AUDITIONS: The Little Prince

  • Sunday,   |  11am
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/open-auditions-prince/2017-11-19/
  • Join director Bryan Betley in this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic story!
    Bryan seeks a team of creative, positive people to bring his favorite story to life at the Garfield Center.
    No experience necessary.
    Additionally looking for a technical/special effects team.
    Contact: bbetley@garfieldcenter.org for more info

  • WarFront/Home Front Illustrated Lecture

  • Sunday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 101 Spring Avenue, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Arts Council
  • Phone: 410-778-3700
  • Email: johnschrat@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • Beyond Stereotypes: War, Warriors, and the Creative Arts, by Tara Tappert, Founder and Principal, The Arts & The Military; and, Michael D. Fay, (CW02, USMC, ret.) Retired Combat Artist, and Founder, The Joe Bonham Project, Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.

    In the Gallery!