Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- December 2018


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  • Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (Opening Weekend)

  • Saturday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs November 30 to December 9
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Director Bonnie Hill brings to the GCA stage the classic story of A Christmas Carol as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim!

  • Dancescape

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • Email: amoffett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • This year’s concert features a wide range of choreography from students, faculty, and guest artists. Guest artists include Andrew Matte from First State Ballet Theatre and Broadway alum Benjamin Sterling Cannon. The show is directed by professor A.T. Moffett.
    The event is free and open to the public, though reservations, made through Eventbrite, are recommended. The Eventbrite site will be made available the week of November 26, 2018

  • 6th Annual Toy Train & Model Railroad Exhibit

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Kent County Public Library hosts its 6th Annual Toy Train & Model Railroad Exhibit, featuring tinplate trains from the 1920s & 1930s and magnificent operating layouts in O and Standard Gauge.

    This exhibit is made possible thanks to the enthusiasm, knowledge, and generosity of father-son team of Bob and David Singer.

    Free admission & all ages welcome.

  • An Evening With Tom Anthony

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $15 online $18 door/phone

    Come join us at The Mainstay for an evening honoring one of the Eastern Shore’s musical treasures, Tom Anthony. Tom’s career is deep and storied, and he’s rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in music. We welcome Tom to the stage with one his frequent musical collaborators, Mainstay founder and bon vivant Tom McHugh for an evening of music and stories!

    Many of us know Tom Anthony for his appearances on many stages on the Eastern Shore and beyond. With his 'yellow' Kay bass, he has played behind jazz groups, student rock bands, symphonic productions, Church Hill plays, and Washington College student groups. As a member of the Washington College music faculty, he has mentored scores of students as they began studies in classical guitar and upright bass. In his home studio, he takes on beginning students, progressing students, and senior citizens who are touching an instrument for the first timeAnd if you have the good fortune to know him beyond the stage, you hear amazing tales of his jazz background, his experiences growing up and more.

    So come hear a live on-stage interview conducted by Tom McHugh...just two "old guys", friends, on stage, talking it out. Should be fun! And we will be joined by Tom's nephew, Jimmy Leahy, who will dig some of those family stories out of Tom!

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and the Washington College Jazz Combo

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • 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. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

  • Happiness Hour: How to Make a Tiny Book!

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • 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: Make a Tiny Book!

    This beginner’s class will teach you the basics of book binding as you learn how to your own tiny book. The end result can be used as a bullet journal, glamorous to-do list, or handmade gift. All supplies will be provided for this FREE program.

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

  • Washington College Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Decker Theatre
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/20685-symphonic-band-and-jazz-ensemble
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director) and Jazz Ensemble (John Thomas, Director).
    This event is FREE and open to the public.

  • Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs December 7 to December 9
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Director Bonnie Hill brings to the GCA stage the classic story of A Christmas Carol as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim!

  • Annual Artisan Sale at The Artists' Gallery

  • Friday,   |  First Friday Reception, December 7, 2018, 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • URL:  www.theartistsgalleryctown.com
  • On First Friday, December 7th, The Artists' Gallery will feature a wide variety of handcrafted, creative work from their collection of artists from the Eastern Shore and beyond in their Annual Artisan Sale. Included in this show will be beautiful clay works including hand crafted coasters, mugs and bowls, as well as original works in metal, wood, jewelry, recylcled glass, leather goods and much more.


  • WACappella

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/20687-wacappella
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 7 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

  • Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

  • Friday,   |  5-7pm Friday, 10-5pm Sat., 11-3pm Sun.
  • This event runs December 7 to December 9
  • Location: 1st Um Church, 105 N. Mill St.
  • Contact: Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties
  • Phone: 410-708-6554
  • Email: sikentqueenannescounties@soroptimist.net
  • URL:  kentmdsoroptimist.org
  • This is a community event that allows the community for all ages to visit a display of trees decorated by businesses, organizations as well as families. This is our way of saying thank you to the community for helping Soroptimist with the betterment of women and girls. Our Christmas Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow us to be downtown during the Winter Festival. There will be Christmas Trees, Santa, Mrs Santa and various entertainment groups. We have poinsettias on sale

  • Festival of Trees

  • Friday,   |  5-7pm Friday, 10-5pm Sat., 11-3pm Sun.
  • Location: 1st Um Church, 105 N. Mill St.
  • Contact: Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties
  • Phone: 410-708-6554
  • Email: sikentqueenannescounties@soroptimist.net
  • URL:  kentmdsoroptimist.org
  • This is a community event that allows the community for all ages to visit a display of trees decorated by businesses, organizations as well as families. This is our way of saying thank you to the community for helping Soroptimist with the betterment of women and girls. Our Christmas Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow us to be downtown during the Winter Festival. There will be Christmas Trees, Santa, Mrs Santa and various entertainment groups. We have poinsettias on sale


  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/20688-wacappella
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 8 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/20689-wacappella
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 8 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

  • Daryl Davis Offers Boogie Woogie & a Message

  • Saturday,   |  7 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: Sumner Hall
  • Phone: 4432820023
  • Email: info@garpost25.org
  • URL:  garpost25.org
  • 2nd in the African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues & Gospel concert series produced by Tom McHugh, Daryl Davis will be onstage. An educational component with a talkback following the concert will round out the evening.

    With limited seating, you'll want to order tickets on Eventbrite soon!

  • Scrooge Shares His Wealth

  • Saturday,
  • Location: spa angels boutique and spa - 306 Park Row
  • Contact: Spa Angels Boutique and Spa
  • Phone: 4439249478
  • Email: spaangelsboutiqueandspa@gmail.com
  • Scrooge will be at Spa Angels on Saturday December 8 for our Dickens Of A Christmas - Chestertown, MD Good Ole’ Ebenezer has decided to share the wealth by handing out chocolate coins‼️💰

  • Harp and Soul- Meredith Hadaway and Friends

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $15 online and $18 at the door/by phone

    Celebrate the Songs for the Season with the lovely and lively traditional songs, dance tunes & carols from the British Isles, Celtic lands & beyond. The core group of Meredith Hadaway (Celtic harp & concertina), Ben Bennington (guitar & vocals) and Rebekah Hardy (oboe) will be joined by their special guests Bob Ortiz (percussion), Nevin Dawson (viola) and singer and songwriter Pam Ortiz who will add some of her originals to the mix as well as adding her voice to the group. This will be an afternoon of delightful and unusual songs for the season and lots of holiday cheer.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Brad Chaires

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • 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. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

  • Gingerbread Houses in Rock Hall

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 3 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, Rock Hall branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

    Looking for some fun family time to get ready for the holidays? Why not build a gingerbread house and fill your home with sugar plums and gumdrops.

    Sign Up to register for the Rock Hall branch Gingerbread House program.

  • Gingerbread Houses in Chestertown

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 5:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

    Looking for some fun family time to get ready for the holidays? Why not build a gingerbread house and fill your home with sugar plums and gumdrops.

  • Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (Closing Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs December 14 to December 16
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Director Bonnie Hill brings to the GCA stage the classic story of A Christmas Carol as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim!

  • Gather 'Round

  • Saturday,   |  3:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Christmas storytelling event! Hot chocolate, carols, Christmas joy.

  • The High & Wides at the Garfield

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - - - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown - Garf
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/high-wides/
  • These guys are the apostles of hillbilly boogie”

    — The Washington Post

    “From fiery barn burners to heartbroken ballads, this talented string quartet is celebrating the region’s rich bluegrass history, carrying the torch for the Old-Line legends who came before.”

    — Baltimore Magazine

    The High & Wides, like the large-haul trains for which the band is named, project a big, driving sound—mountain musical traditions re-imagined for a new century. Formed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2015, they write music about arson and hourly motels, dystopian love songs, and ballads of violent history.

    The High & Wides draw from their members’ extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock’n’roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.

    Members include Marc Dykeman (guitar, vocals), Sam Guthridge (banjo, mandolin, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle), and Mike Buccino (bass).

  • Gingerbread Houses in North County

  • 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!

    Looking for some fun family time to get ready for the holidays? Why not build a gingerbread house and fill your home with sugar plums and gumdrops.

    Sign Up to register for the North County branch Gingerbread House program.

  • Its a Redd Christmas with Chuck and Robert Redd

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Chuck and Robert Redd will present "A Redd Christmas" for the first time at The Mainstay. Join the brothers and all of us here at the Mainstay for a jazz take on all of your favorite holiday classics.

  • Hedgelawn Classical Series Presents Amanda Dame, Flute

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Peabody at The Mainstay featuring flautist Amanda Dame.

    Peabody at The Mainstay presents some of the most exciting young musicians at the Peabody Conservatory in a friendly interactive setting. The month we host flautist Amanda Dame in a program of holiday inspired classical music.

  • A Winter's Eve: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. (at High St.)
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-778-2829; 410-810-1834
  • Email: ESWEemail@yahoo.com
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/EasternShoreWindEnsemble
  • The ESWE, the all-ages community concert band directed by Charles Thai and based in Chestertown, will present an hour-long program of holiday music, followed by refreshments in the parish hall.

    Founded in 2001, the band welcomes new members at any time, without audition, fee, or limits on section size. The band rehearses from 7:00 to 8:30 on Monday evenings in Room 116 of the Gibson Center for the Arts at Washington College, with rehearsals resuming in January. The next concert will be on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

    The band is supported by the Kent County Arts Council and community donations.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Jeff Davis

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • 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. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

    Our featured guest tonight is Jeff Davis.

  • A Kitty Knight Champagne Brunch and Book Presentation

  • Sunday,   |  11:00 am
  • Location: Kitty Knight House - 14028 Augustine Herman Highway Georgetown, MD 21930 - Kitty Knight House - 1402
  • Contact: Kitty Knight
  • Phone: 410.648.5200
  • Email: info@kittyknight.com
  • URL:  https://www.kittyknight.com/events
  • A Kitty Night Champagne Brunch with author Paul Mast presenting his book "A Cratchit Family Christmas" with a special one man performance followed by book signing and dessert.

  • Happy Noon Year's Eve!

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 11 am to 12 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Can't quite make it to midnight? All are welcome to a Noon Year's Eve celebration!

    We'll have snacks, drinks, a Polaroid photo booth, party hat making, noise makers and more as we do a special countdown to noontime!

  • New Years EVe Potluck at The Mainstay with Joe Holt at the Piano

  • Monday,   |  5:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Ring out 2018 at a Mainstay Potluck with the dynamic Joe Holt at the piano. Bring a dish to share with the group and fill up on good cheer and good food. The bar in the Byrd Room will be open and serving holiday favorites. Doors open at 5pm, music from 6 to 8pm.