Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- April 2019


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  • Live Playwrights Society

  • Monday,   |  7:30PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: The Garfield Center
  • Phone: (410)-810-2160
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  liveplaywrightssociety.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. For more information visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org/

  • Mimi Stillman, Flute, and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/live/events/20708-mimi-stillman-flute-and-the-annapolis-chamber
  • As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Mimi Stillman, flute, and members of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ernie Green.

    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).

  • Container Gardening with Mrs. Fancy Plants

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 5 - 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
  • Master Gardener Kacey Martin, aka “Mrs. Fancy Plants,” will present a free workshop on the basics of how to create and maintain a gorgeous container garden, including selecting containers, tips for healthy soil, how to choose plants that will thrive, and ideas for ongoing container upkeep.

    During the talk, Mrs. Fancy Plants will create a demo container garden and all workshop participants will be entered into a drawing for it at the end of the program.

    Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE workshop.

  • The Art of Stewardship Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106 - Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/the-art-of-stewardship/
  • Each April, Chestertown RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting The Art of Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit work that reflects a moment, experience, realization or vision of nature that inspires a new outlook or reflects on an annual; Earth themed exhibit in collaboration with Greg Mort and the Art of Stewardship Project.. Poetry and all varieties of two- and three-dimensional artwork will be featured.
    Opening Reception April 5, 2019
    Gallery Talk April 11, 2019
    Poetry Reading TBD
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 11-5:30, Sat 10-5:30,
    Sun 11-3

  • Broadway By The River

  • Friday,   |  8PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: The Garfield Center
  • Phone: (410)-810-2160
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/broadway-river-2-2/
  • Annual Broadway By The River Fundraiser event hosted by New York sensation Marti Gould Cummings!

    Get your tickets here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broadway-by-the-river-tickets-57633538465

  • Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Delaware's Forgotten Daughter

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 - 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
  • Mary Ann Shadd Cary sounds like a modern-day superwoman – a teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife, and mother with a steadfast commitment to racial and gender equality.

    In fact, born nearly 200 years ago, Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a richly accomplished African American woman who played a role in the Underground Railroad, served as a recruitment officer for soldiers for the Black Union Army, worked for the women’s suffrage movement alongside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was the first female African American newspaper editor in North America, and earned a law degree

  • Kent County Poetry Festival - 12th Annual

  • Sunday,   |  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location: The Bookplate - 112 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Kent County Arts Council
  • Phone: 410-778-3700
  • Email: john@kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • URL:  www.kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • Join us for the 12th Annual Kent County Poetry Festival on Sunday, April 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Bookplate in Chestertown.

    More Details to come! Stay Tuned.


  • Gallery Talk - Art of Stewardship

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 315 High St Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/the-art-of-stewardship/
  • By crafting a unique response to the world around us, the artist engages in an act of stewardship, an act of care and attention. Sharing that vision brings artist and observer together in an awareness of the connection between all things, the tenuous nature of each moment, and the sensory particulars of a special place. Come hear the artists talk about their vision.
    Gallery Talk: April 11
    Poetry Talk: TBD
    Exhibition runs: April 3-April 28

  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Rion Amilcar Scott

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • Rion Amilcar Scott’s short story collection, Insurrections (University Press of Kentucky, 2016) was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2017 Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His work has been published in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, and The Rumpus, among others. The World Doesn't Require You, his sophomore story collection, is forthcoming from Liveright.


  • Concert! Jason Blythe & U of DE Band Re-Create the Lester Young Trio

  • Saturday,   |  7 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: Sumner Hall
  • Phone: 443 282-0023
  • Email: info@garpost25.org
  • URL:  www.garpost25.org
  • Produced by Tom McHugh for Sumner Hall, the African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues & Gospel series hosts its 5th concert on April 13th!

    Jason Blythe, a saxophone player in the University Wind and Jazz Ensembles, and a fusion player in a group called The Blue, will be re-creating the sounds of the Lester Young Trio. don't miss it!

    Tickets are $20 through Eventbrite. Seating is limited, so reserve today!

    https://aalhconcertseries.eventbrite.com.

  • Kinetic Creatures! Presented by Futuremakers

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 1 - 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Please join us for this special STEM program presented by Futuremakers!

    Please register.
    Most suitable for ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult.
    Designed and adapted for children with visual impairment.

  • Caribbean Music Celebration

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - - Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/21438-world-music
  • The Department of Music invites you to join us for a Caribbean Music Celebration, featuring students from the Afro-Cuban, Steel Pan and Indian Ensembles. This concert is free and open to the public.

    The concert will include performances by members of the: Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Ken Schweitzer
    and the Steel Revolution, the Washington College Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by John Leupold

  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Talk by Gene Demby

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • Gene Demby is the lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch team where he covers issues on race, ethnicity, and culture. He is also cohost of the weekly Code Switch podcast. Before coming to NPR, he served as the managing editor for Huffington Post’s BlackVoices following its launch. He later covered politics. Prior to that role he spent six years in various positions at The New York Times. While working for the Times in 2007, he started a blog about race, culture, politics and media called PostBourgie, which won the 2009 Black Weblog Award for Best News/Politics Site.

  • Happiness Hour: Creating Poetry from Other People's Words

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 - 7 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.

    Whether you think of yourself as a poet or not, if you have a love of language and an appreciation of words, you can create poetry–no writing required!

    If you’ve ever written down favorite quotations or made a collage of words you cut out of a magazine, you already understand the appeal of using someone else’s writing as a jumping off point for your own thoughts and creativity. This relaxed workshop will teach you how to add intention to the practice of gathering writing that speaks to you.

    Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning two techniques for making poetry by starting with other people’s words and ending with a new combination of thoughts, ideas and feelings that are uniquely your own:

    Blackout Poetry – Start with a page of someone else’s writing and eliminate the words you don’t need. What you’re left with may surprise you!
    Floralegium – Gather a “collection of the flowers of literature” and place them in conversation together to find new meaning.
    Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived!
    All supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring favorite quotations or other inspiration.

    Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.


  • Art of Stewardship Poetry Reading

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 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/the-art-of-stewardship/
  • By crafting a unique response to the world around us, the artist engages in an act of stewardship, an act of care and attention. Sharing that vision brings artist and observer together in an awareness of the connection between all things, the tenuous nature of each moment, and the sensory particulars of a special place. Whether tacit or explicit, every act of art calls us to participate, to promote, to illustrate, and to celebrate the stewardship of our planet.
    Come relax and enjoy an evening of poetry as our finalists for The Pat Nielsen Poetry Award read their selected poems.

  • Yong Hi Moon, Piano

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/live/events/20787-yong-hi-moon-piano
  • As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Pianist Yong Hi Moon.

    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).

  • Washington College Student Honors Recital

  • Monday,   |  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/20699-student-honors-recital
  • The Washington College Department of Music presents a Student Honors Recital. Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open to the public.

  • LEGO Build at Rock Hall

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 11 am - Noon
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • 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.



  • Senior Reading

  • Wednesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • Come hear graduating senior writers read from their original pieces. The Literary House will also announce the winners of the Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, the William W. Warner Prize for Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment, and the Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize.

  • Open Mic Night

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: The Garfield Center
  • Phone: (410)-810-2160
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevents/category/monthly/open-mic-night/
  • Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated.

  • RiverArts Paint the Town

  • Thursday,   |  April 25, 2019, 8:00am – April 28, 2019, 3:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • RiverArts will hosts it's tenth annual plein air event, Paint the Town, April 25, 2019, 8:00am – April 28, 2019, 3:00pm

    The Paint the Town event is popular with plein air artists all over the mid-Atlantic region because of the natural beauty of our area, with its many waterways and farm fields, historic buildings, gardens, and wonderful skyscapes.

  • Where the Wild Things Are - ONE WEEKEND ONLY

  • Friday,   |  7 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs April 26 to April 28
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: events@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/where-the-wild-things-are/2019-04-26/
  • April 26 – 28, 2019
    Directed by Bee Betley

    In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are. Bring the whole family to see what happens when a boy named Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another from April 26-28. Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.

  • Dance Club Spring Concert

  • Friday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Dance Club
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • The Spring Dance Concert has a variety of dances choreographed by Washington College students.

    No need to order tickets ahead of time! Admission is free at the door!

    The doors open at 7:00 pm on Friday.

  • Dance Club Spring Concert

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College
  • Phone: 4107787888
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • The Spring Dance Concert has a variety of dances choreographed by Washington College students.
    No need to order tickets ahead of time! Admission is free at the door!

    The doors open at 1:30pm on Saturday.

  • Washington College String Orchestra and Chorus

  • Tuesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/live/events/20917-washington-college-string-orchestra-and-chorus
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Chorus, under the direction of Ernie Green & String Orchestra, under the direction of Kimberly McCollum. This event is FREE and open to the public.