Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- March 2019


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  • Shore Love Little Quilts!

  • Friday,   |  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.

  • “Godspell,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz & John-Michael Tebelak

  • Friday,   |  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/20709-godspell-a-musical-by-stephen-schwartz-amp
  • Directed by Ernie Green, Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz with spoken parts by John-Michael Tebelak. Premiered in 1971, it has enjoyed immense popularity including several Broadway revivals. One if the most well-known songs, “Day-by-Day,” reached #13 on the Billboard pop charts in 1972.

    All tickets are $10. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite ((eventbrite.com/o/washington-college-concert-series-8250223111).

  • Drawing Exhibit

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event runs March 1 to March 31
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: andygoddard@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/exhibitions/
  • The term drawing is applied to works that vary greatly in technique. It has been understood in different ways at different times and is difficult to define. During the Renaissance the term ‘disegno’ implied drawing both as a technique to be distinguished from coloring and also as the creative idea made visible in the preliminary sketch. This exhibition is open to all media that represent drawing.

    Open Reception/First Friday: March 1, 2019

    Creative Lives Talk & Dance Presentation:
    Thursday, March 7, @ 5:30

    Curator’s/Artists’ Talk: Thursday, March 14, @ 5:30

    Image: Rebecca Clark, Whale 3

  • Guy Davis is On the Road with the Blues

  • Friday,   |  7:00 pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: Sumner Hall
  • Phone: 443.282.0023
  • Email: info@sumnerhall.org
  • URL:  https://aalhconcertseries4.eventbrite.com
  • Chase away those winter blues with Guy Davis, "Ambassador of the Blues." As a songwriter, a performer and a teacher, Mr. Davis reveals his reverence for the musicians who paved the way in every chord he plays. Sumner Hall is so pleased to welcome Mr. Davis back to our stage. This is the fourth concert in our series that sheds much needed light on this immense body of music produced by retired Mainstay founder and director, Tom McHugh.
    Please call Sumner Hall at 443.282.0023 or email us if you are having trouble purchasing a ticket through EventBrite.
    (Photo by Joseph A. Rosen)

  • “Godspell,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz & John-Michael Tebelak

  • Saturday,   |  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/20710-godspell-a-musical-by-stephen-schwartz-amp
  • Directed by Ernie Green, Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz with spoken parts by John-Michael Tebelak. Premiered in 1971, it has enjoyed immense popularity including several Broadway revivals. One if the most well-known songs, “Day-by-Day,” reached #13 on the Billboard pop charts in 1972.

    All tickets are $10. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite (eventbrite.com/o/washington-college-concert-series-8250223111).

  • Mardi Gras Dance Party with Dixie Power Trio

  • Saturday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Chester Gras comes to Rock Hall as the one and only Dixie Power Trio (the Trio of 4!) brings their soulful New Orleans style jazz back to The Mainstay in a dance party that is part of the Chester Gras Celebration sponsored by Peoples Bank. Costumes and/or masks are encouraged but not required. Masks will be available at the door. The dance floor will be open, but there will also be plenty of seating for listeners. This event is a production of the Chester River Revelers Mardi Gras Krewe and 100% of the net proceeds of the event will be contributed to the Kent County Food Pantry's Backpack Program. This program sends food home on Fridays with 332 children in our community who do not have enough food resources for the weekend. Zach Smith and the Dixie Power Trio are Mainstay favorites and have played FallFest many times. Their sound is a sly gumbo of zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans jazz, funk, street parade, and rock featuring Andy Kochenour on electric bass, drummer Byron McWilliams singing some leads, Zack Smith on cornet, accordion, rubboard and vocals and Chuck Underwood on guitar. Door open at 7pm.

  • Book Talk - Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

  • Tuesday,   |  6:30 pm
  • Location: The Egg - Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/21527-book-talk-dr-michael-bakan
  • Dr. Bakan, Professor of Ethnomusicology, at The Florida State University will give a talk on his book, Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

  • RiverArts hosts a Creative Lives talk

  • 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/exhibitions/
  • To accompany our Drawing Exhibit this month, RiverArts will host a Creative Lives talk on Thursday, March 7, by A. T. Moffett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Washington College. This event will include a brief dance performance by her students. A limited number of RiverArts member artists will be allowed to sketch at student rehearsals in the months prior to the event.

    Creative Lives Talk & Dance Presentation: Thursday, March 7, @ 5:30

    Image: Rebecca Clark, Whale 3

  • Sophie Buskin

  • Saturday,
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Sophie Buskin is a Brooklyn based singer songwriter and the daughter of two career musicians. She has been in the studio and on stage her whole life, starting at the age of four as a jingle-singer and mini backup vocalist for the duo “Buskin & Batteau”. Since then she has sung for many notable artists including Judy Collins, Mason Jennings, Jewel, and Little Anthony. During her time at Berklee College of Music she explored different genres and techniques, from the Indie/folk scene to the gospel choir.

  • 14th Annual Dr. Maria Boria Berna Women Helping Women Concert

  • Wednesday,   |  7:00 PM
  • 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://whw.garfieldcenter.org/
  • The all-star performers who have joyfully entertained the community for the last thirteen years invite the public to join in this year’s celebration on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 pm at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre in Chestertown, MD.

    The annual show is produced under the guidance of renowned jazz vocalist Sue Matthews with musical direction by pianist Joe Holt and is hosted by thespian Jen Friedman. As this event always sells out, you are encouraged to purchase tickets now by going online at www.garfieldcenter.org/whw or by calling the Garfield Center at 410-810- 2060


  • Happiness Hour: Flower Power!

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • Location: Kent County Public Library - North County Branch - 111-1B N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  http://kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D131461754
  • Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

    Featured Project: Flower Power!

    Celebrate the start of spring by learning simple techniques for creating multi-colored paper flower. All supplies will be provided for this FREE program.

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

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Click link or call to register for this FREE program. Adults & teens welcome.

  • The Hedgelawn Series presents Saxophonist Tae Ho Hwang

  • 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 saxophonist Tae Ho Hwang

    A passionate performer and educator, Tae Ho Hwang is dedicated to advancing the saxophone repertoire by exposing new works to audiences and inspiring future generations. The remarkable technical abilities that Tae possesses on the instrument combined with his inventively beautiful interpretation of the music generate innovative performances and special experiences for the audience.

  • Journeys & Adventures: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Children are welcome.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. (nr. High St.)
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-778-2829; 410-810-1834
  • Email: ESWEemail@yahoo.com
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/EasternShoreWindEnsemble
  • Conducted by Music Director Charles Thai, the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown will present its 3rd concert of 4 this season. Some pieces are about journeying and adventuring in general while some are about journeys with Celtic destinations, fitting on St. Patrick's Day. Appealing musical journeys are taken in “Fantasy on Childhood Songs" and in “Baba Yetu."

    The ESWE welcomes new members, without audition or fee. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., in the band room in Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College. Rehearsals for the May 19 concert begin March 18.

  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Lidia Yuknavitch

  • 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
  • Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of national bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, the novel Dora: A Headcase, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories Of Violence. Her widely acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for creative nonfiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Award Reader's Choice. She founded the workshop series Corporeal Writing in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches both in person and online.

  • Movie Night at the Garifield presents "A Star Is Born"

  • Friday,   |  7:00 PM
  • 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/film-a-star-born-1937/
  • A Star is Born (1937)
    A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

    FREE! ($5 suggested donation)

  • RiverArts Reclaimed Runway

  • Saturday,   |  5:00 pm
  • Location: Chesapeake Room, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Dept - 21500 Rock Hall Avenue
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/events/reclaimed-runway/
  • What is a Reclaimed Runway event? A fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind creations designed by artists of all ages using recycled or re-purposed materials assembled in fabulously creative ways.

    Overheard at the event:

    “I am never going to go to another charity event unless it is as much fun as this one.”

    Limited Runway Seating- Purchase tickets now to reserve your seat

  • Plumbing Sitka Harbor with Eadweard Muybridge, a Talk by Elizabeth Hutchinson, Barnard College/Columbia University

  • Monday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/21621-plumbing-sitka-harbor-with-eadweard-muybridge-a
  • Professor Hutchinson will speak about Eadweard Muybridge’s 1868 photographs of Alaska and discuss what they tell us about how Americans made sense of the alien environment of this newly-acquired territory.
    This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Department of Art + Art History and the Center for Environment and Society with the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. A reception will follow, sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Garfield Improv Group

  • Tuesday,   |  8:00 PM
  • 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/garfield-improv-group-new/all/
  • The Garfield Improv Group offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation.

    Each week the group will focus on elements such as initiating a scene, how to approach a character, making strong character choices, establishing and recognizing character status, and heightening a scene. There will be many opportunities to perform (or watch) each week and the bar will be open (so remember your ID).

    The Garfield Improv Group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 8pm and is open to anyone 18 or older.

  • Open Mic Night at the Garfield

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30 PM
  • 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/open-mic-night-2/all/
  • Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center For the Arts at the Prince Theatre!

    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.

  • MassoniArt presents LIGHT water + stone

  • Saturday,
  • Location: MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/exhibition/lightwater-stone/
  • LIGHT water + stone
    Greg Mort – Shelley Robzen
    March 30 – May 5, 2019

    Opening Reception – Saturday, March 30, 12-3 pm
    April First Friday Reception – Friday, April 5, 5-7:30 pm
    Open House / Artist Talk – Saturday, April 6, 12 noon
    May First Friday Reception – Friday, May 3, 5-7:30 pm
    Also featured in the rear gallery Katherine Cox, Michael Kahn, Lisa Lebofsky and James Tatum.

    http://massoniart.com/exhibition/lightwater-stone/