Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- February 2019


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  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

    We will be reading:

    Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

    Registration Required.

  • Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture) Exhibit

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event runs February 1 to February 24
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: andygoddard@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/exhibitions/
  • When a viewer looks at a work of art, they are bringing with them all of their life experiences, all of their unique memories, all of their knowledge and understanding they posses. Their mind interacts with the artwork as their eyes travel over the piece. This exhibit is a modern take on two traditional themes, Still Life and Portraiture and is open to all media. The magic of still life is that it can show us a new way of looking at the ordinary objects around us.

    Opening: First Friday 2/1/19
    Curator’s/Artists’ Talk: 2/17/19

    Image: Anne Highfield-Clark, After the Storm

  • Shore Love Little Quilts!

  • Saturday,   |  8 am - 8 pm
  • This event runs February 2 to March 2
  • Location: Heron Point - 501 East Campus Avenue
  • Contact: Olde Kent Quilters Guild
  • Phone: 410.490.7102
  • An exhibit of wall quilts, art quilts and other small works by members of the Olde Kent Quilters Guild. Opening reception Saturday, February 9, 1-4 pm. Free and open to the public.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Tom Lagana

  • 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. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

    Our featured guest tonight is Tom Lagana. Tom is a highly regarded jazz and classical guitarist from Annapolis, performing throughout the greater region. Tom is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, later receiving his Masters in Music Performance from Towson University. He is currently on the music faculty at UMBC. Tom returns to Mainstay Monday for an evening of creatively conceived jazz standards with Joe.

  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Lucy Corin

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses and The Entire Predicament as well as the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2, 2004). She was an American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize winner and is a current NEA fellow in literature. A professor at University of California, Davis, Corin teaches in the English Department and creative writing Program.

  • Happiness Hour: Recycled Valentines

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6-7:30 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.

    Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

    Featured Project: Recycled Valentines

    Create one-of-a-kind valentines and learn how to make handmade envelopes. All supplies will be provided for this FREE program.

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

  • Gallery Talk - Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture)

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Sue Wilson
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/variations-on-a-theme-still-life-and-portraiture/
  • This exhibit is a modern take on two traditional themes, Still Life and Portraiture and is open to all media. The magic of still life is that it can show us a new way of looking at the ordinary objects around us. Once they are placed into a specific arrangement and then captured in paint, ink, pastel, or any other medium – the objects take on a whole new meaning.
    In Portraiture, the intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.
    Exhibit on display from January 30-February 24, 2019.

  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

    We will be reading:

    Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

    Registration Required.

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • Friday,   |  8 PM Friday and Saturday, 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs February 8 to February 24
  • 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/afraid-virginia-woolf/2019-02-08/
  • February 8 – 24, 2019
    Directed by Gil Rambach

    The season opens February 8 with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, written by Edward Albee. Directed by Gil Rambach, the play centers around George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha. They host a young couple for an evening of drinks, secrets and arguments. But underneath the edgy banter between both couples lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, the performances run February 8-24. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

  • The Garfield presents "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"

  • Friday,
  • This event runs February 8 to February 24
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/afraid-virginia-woolf/all/
  • February 8 – 24, 2019
    Directed by Gil Rambach

    The season opens February 8 with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, written by Edward Albee. Directed by Gil Rambach, the play centers around George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha. They host a young couple for an evening of drinks, secrets and arguments. But underneath the edgy banter between both couples lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, the performances run February 8-24. Adult themes and language, may not be appropriate for children under 16.

  • Concert: African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues & Gospel

  • Saturday,   |  7 - 10 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: Sumner Hall
  • Phone: 443 282-0023
  • Email: info@garpost25.org
  • URL:  www.garpost25.org
  • This concert is third in the Jazz, Blues and Gospel concert series, and the first in 2019:

    Philip Dutton Plays New Orleans Piano!

    The series, produced by Tom McHugh for Sumner Hall, is an educational extravaganza! Philip Dutton will be demonstrating how the "New Orleans Piano" sound has evolved from a myriad of musical and cultural traditions, including African, Caribbean, and Creole.

    Tickets, available through Eventbrite, are $20. Seats are limited, so reserve today!

    https://aalhconcertseries.eventbrite.com

  • Hedgelawn Series presents guitarist Zane Forshee

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • 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 Peabody faculty guitarist Zane Forshee.

    Described as “…one of his generation’s finest guitarists (Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine), Zane Forshee seamlessly bridges the traditions of the past with works of living composers to engage and challenge audiences. With accolades such as the Top Prize in the Montpelier Artist Recital Competition and the First Prize in the National Guitar Workshop International Solo Guitar Competition, among others, Zane’s dynamic programming and presence has led to appearances worldwide, including the Palacete de Amezúa (Madrid), the Joseph Joachim Konzertsaal (Berlin), the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), the New York City Classical Guitar Society, and the Chimei Museum (Taiwan).

  • Literary House Series: A Tea & Talk with Dr. Andrew Oros

  • Monday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary Hou
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • Andrew Oros is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of East Asia and the advanced industrial democracies. He also serves as Associate Dean for International Education, providing oversight and strategic guidance for the College’s Global Education Office, Office of English Language Learning, and international education-related issues college-wide. He is the author of Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the 21st Century, and of Normalizing Japan: Politics, Identity, and the Evolution of Security Practice.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Hole and guest Sue Matthews

  • 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 Sue Matthews.Sue is a very accessible jazz singer, incorporating cabaret and traditional pop elements into her signature style. Sue is a long standing favorite of the Mainstay, and joins Joe for an evening of Great American Songbook classics and more.

  • Film Screening "The Modern Jungle"

  • Tuesday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Anthropology
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/21568-1
  • Join the Anthropology Department and filmmaker Charles Fairbanks for a screening of the film with a discussion and reception to follow.
    Information and a trailer for the film can be found at http://themodernjungle.net/.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    The event is sponsored by Co-sponsors: Anthropology Department, Anthropology Club, Communication and Media Studies, RiverArts Film Society and Phi Beta Kappa


  • Paper Towel Roses

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 3 - 4 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Want to create a beautiful paper bouquet for someone special?

    Spend some time dying, wrapping, and decorating your very own paper roses.

    All ages welcomed.

  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

    We will be reading:

    Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

    Registration Required.

  • Film Society Film: Fruitvale Station

  • Sunday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: RiverArts Film Society
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/programs/riverarts-film-society-2/
  • The film depicts the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California, and his experiences on the last day of his life, before he was fatally shot by BART Police in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009. The movie begins with the actual footage of Oscar Grant and his friends being detained by the BART Police at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on January 1, 2009, at 2:15 a.m. right before the shooting.

    The film shows Grant and his girlfriend Sophina arguing about Grant’s recent infidelity. It later shows Grant unsuccessfully attempting to get his job back at the grocery store. He briefly considers selling some marijuana but in the end, decides to dump the stash. Grant later attends a birthday party for his mother, Wanda, and agrees to take the BART train to see fireworks and other New Year’s festivities in San Francisco since she is worried about him driving.

    Fruitvale Station debuted under its original title Fruitvale at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival,[5] where it won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film.[6] It was screened in the Un Certain Regardsection at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best First Film. The film was released in theaters July 12, 2013.

    written and directed by Ryan Coogler

  • RESONANCE: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

  • Sunday,   |  3:00 pm
  • Location: The National Music Festival - St Paul’s Church, 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd
  • Contact: The National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443.480.8291
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  www.nationalmusic.us
  • The viola will take center stage in a concert titled: Hardly ‘Second-String’ with Miles Hoffman, founder and violist of the American Chamber Players. Hoffman regularly tours the United States with the group, however, he is equally — if not more — well known to radio listeners as the classical music commentator for NPR's Morning Edition. Pianist Reiko Uchida will accompany. Program includes Schumann, Bach, Brahms and Chopin.

    Intermission refreshments.
    Tickets $20 for adults, $5 students with ID and children under 14
    Next:
    March 24 – Karen Slack, soprano
    April 28 – Gwen Krosnick, cello

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Barbara Parker

  • 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. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.
    Our featured guest tonight is Barbara Parker. Barbara returns to Mainstay Monday for another unique program of all original material.

  • Kent County Chamber of Commerce - Business After Hours

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 5 - 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
  • KCPL is pleased to host the Kent County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours.

    Admission: Members Free, Guests: $5

    Please RSVP to the Chamber at 410-810-2968

    Don't forget to bring your business cards for networking and to enter the door prize raffle!

  • 4th Annual Henry Highland Garnet Symposium & Reception

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: Sumner Hall
  • Phone: 443.282.0023
  • Email: info@sumnerhall.org
  • URL:  https://henryhighlandgarnet.eventbrite.com
  • Sumner Hall is delighted to present Kent County Arts Council's Artist-in-Residence, Jason Patterson, as the featured presenter at the 4th Annual Henry Highland Garnet Symposium & Reception. Jason's presentation, On the Missing Legacy of Charles Sumner and the American Comprehension of Racism, Reform, Reconciliation & Redemption, will be followed by the opening of his exhibition, The American Negro: A survey of Work on the History of the African American Condition.

    Please join us for this wonderful event. It is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

    We will be reading:

    Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

    Registration Required.

  • 5th Annual Seed Swap

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 AM-1 PM
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Do you need seeds for your garden? Do you have seeds you could share? Join us for our 5th Annual Seed Swap!

    Presented in partnership with University of Maryland Extension, Kent County and facilitated by local Master Gardeners, the Seed Swap is a fun celebration of gardening and growing things.

    If you didn't save seeds last year, you are still welcome to attend. You do NOT have to bring seeds in order to receive seeds!

  • The Mainstay Monday 5 presenst a tribute to Count Basie

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us with for an all-star celebration of the music of Count Basie! Joe Holt has assembled an amazing band from some of the most popular Mainstay Monday guests of 2018. Featuring Scott Silbert on Saxophones, Amy Shook on bass, Steve Herberman on guitar, Frank Russo on drums, and Joe himself at the keyboard, the band is guaranteed to be swinging!

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Paul Midiri

  • 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. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.
    Our featured guest tonight is Paul Midiri.

  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Edward P. Jones

  • 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
  • Edward P. Jones is the author of two collections of short stories: Lost in the City (1992), winner of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and All Aunt Hagar’s Children (2006). Jones has also written a novel, The Known World (2003), for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Jones currently teaches fiction writing at George Washington University and lives in Washington, D.C.