Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- April 2019


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  • 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).

  • The Art of Stewardship

  • 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 (TBD) in collaboration with Greg Mort and the Art of Stewardship Project.. Poetry and all varieties of two- and three-dimensional artwork, which are relevant to the theme, will be considered.
    Opening Reception April 5, 2019


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Friday,   |  8 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs April 26 to May 12
  • 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 – May 12, 2019
    Directed by Bee Betley

    In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are adapted by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze from the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak. 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-May 12. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

  • 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.