Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- May 2019


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  • Percussion Chamber Music Concert

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/21501-percussion-chamber-music
  • The Department of Music presents a Chamber Music concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Plewinski, will present a showcase that explores the many different colors, timbres, and diversity of sounds that these instruments are able to produce.

  • Spring Walking Tour

  • Wednesday,   |  Tuesdays through Fridays; starts at 2:30; 30 minutes
  • Location: Bordley History Center - 301 High Street
  • Contact: Historical Society of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • Email: admin@kentcountyhistory.org
  • URL:  www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Spring has sprung and so has our Spring Walking Tour! Our new tour will focus on what life was like in Chestertown prior to the Revolution. Kent County was heavily involved in the war by sending support to Washington's Army, and Chestertown was home to several naval heroes. Our last stop will be for tea at the White Swan. The tea will be included in the walking tour price of $15 per person. So get a group of friends together and come take a walk through beautiful downtown Chestertown! Our guides would like to take no more than 15 per tour and no less than 5. Call for special exceptions.

  • Washington College Symphonic Band, Saxophone and Jazz Ensembles

  • Thursday,   |  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:  washcoll.edu/live/events/20701-washington-college-symphonic-band-and-jazz
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director) and Jazz and Saxophone Ensembles (John Thomas, Director). This event is FREE and open to the public.

  • Open Auditions: Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Thursday,   |  May 2 @ 6PM and May 4 @ 11AM
  • This event runs May 2 to May 4
  • 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/sast-open-auditions-3/2019-05-02/
  • Our annual 10-minute play festival perfect for new actors! No experience or theatre knowledge necessary. Come one, come all!

  • Mindful Start: Yoga for Kids

  • Thursday,   |  Thursdays at 11am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Yoga for Kids : Ages 2 - 4
    presented by Stav Pinder every Thursday in May.

    Younger children are welcome to watch

  • WACappella

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/live/events/20703-wacappella
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 3 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

  • Visual Storytellers Exhibit opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 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/visual-storytellers/
  • What does it take to tell a story? Storytelling is vital to making compelling images. Great feats of visual storytelling appear all around us; church windows, works by Norman Rockwell and the published sketchbooks of Leonardo Di Vinci. Visual storytelling tells a story. It uses the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations.
    Come enjoy this compelling exhibit, on display May 1-June 2, 2019
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:30, Saturday 10:00-5:30 and Sunday 11:00-3:00

  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/departments/music/performance-calendar.php
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 4 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/departments/music/performance-calendar.php
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 4 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.


  • Visual Storytellers Gallery Talk

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/visual-storytellers/
  • Storytelling can be a means of education, cultural preservation, a moral compass or just entertainment. Following in the paths of Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth, Alphonse Mucha et al., we invite artists to tell a visual story- something that ignites the viewer’s imagination to form a narrative around the ” moment ” captured by the artist.
    This month's Gallery Talk will feature the artist's stories behind the visuals. They will walk us through the inspiration behind their work.
    Exhibit on display from May 1-June 2, 2019
    Gallery Hours:
    Tues-Fri 11-5:30
    Sat 10-5:30
    Sun 11-3:00

  • Concert! Karen Somerville Sings Mahalia, Aretha...and More!

  • 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
  • This is the 6th concert in the Tom McHugh-produced African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues, & Gospel concert series.

    Local talent, Karen Somerville, will take the stage for an evening to remember, as her smooth sounds of all three genres fills the room.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_xxSym5RNw.

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

    https://aalhconcertseries.eventbrite.com



  • The 52nd Announcement of the Sophie Kerr Prize

  • Friday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College
  • Phone: 4107787888
  • Email: campus_events@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • If you are unable join us on campus for this event, you can watch the live video feed at: https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/digital-media-services/live/

  • MARCY DUNN RAMSEY and CLAIRE MCARDLE at MassoniArt

  • Friday,
  • This event runs May 17 to June 23
  • Location: MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/exhibition/marcy-dunn-ramsey-annual-exhibition-2/
  • Opening Reception/Collectors Preview
    Friday, May 17th, 6-7:30 pm

    Gallery Tour & Artist Talk
    Saturday, May 18th, 12 noon

    June First Friday Reception
    June 7th, 5-7:30 pm

  • Elements of Nature: 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. (near 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 all-ages community concert band, conducted by Music Director Charles Thai, will give a program of pieces that capture the essence of natural events or deal with human interactions with nature. The program will conclude with tunes from the family-favorite Japanese animated film "My Neighbor Totoro," which contains themes of supernatural creatures.

    The ESWE was formed in 2001 to offer wind & percussion musicians an opportunity to continue or return to the pleasures of playing quality music in a large ensemble. New members are welcome, without audition or fee, when rehearsals resume in Sept.

  • 2019 All Seasons Garden Club Flower Show

  • Monday,   |  Noon-3:00 PM
  • Location: Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall - 510 High Street
  • Contact: All Seasons Garden Club
  • Phone: 410-778-4830
  • FLOWER SHOW
    The All Seasons Garden Club 2019 Flower Show, with the theme "Thru the Garden Gate” will be held Monday, May 20, 2019 from noon until 3:00 PM in Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 510 High Street, Chestertown, MD. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

  • One Day University: The Psychology of Humor

  • Monday,   |  Monday 10 am
  • Location: the Wave Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join us in the Wave Room collaborative space for a free virtual lecture!

    One Day University is an online platform that works with outstanding professors from schools across the country to enable thousands of people to attend excellent and engaging lectures virtually. At One Day U there are no grades, no tests, no homework — just the pure joy of lifelong learning!

    The Psychology of Humor

    presented by Aimee Reichmann-Decker, University of Denver

    How does humor uniquely contribute to being human? What are its benefits? This lecture explores these questions and more. Added bonus: this talk will make you approximately 9.713% funnier!

    Space is limited. Registration is required.

  • Mindful Journaling

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Mindful Journaling:
    A Interactive Writing Workshops with Krystal McGinnis
    First of two sessions.
    This session 's theme is resilience.
    Each session will include writing prompts and creative activities, plus resources to inspire continued journaling on your own.

    Free workshop! Space is limited.
    Please Register.

  • Ona Judge and the Spirit of Freedom at The Chestertown Tea Party Festival!

  • Saturday,   |  TBA
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts - High Street
  • Contact: Sumner Hall
  • Phone: 4432820023
  • Email: info@garpost25.org
  • URL:  www.garpost25.org
  • Exciting, interactive, musical theatre: Revolutionary War era history onstage!

    A 30-minute program for all ages, the audience will be introduced to Ona Judge. Through Ona's story, each will try to answer questions about what freedom really means, both throughout history and today.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Broadway Jukebox Revolution

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Arts District - 200 block of High Street - Arts District - 200 block of High Street
  • Contact: Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District
  • Phone: 410-778-2991
  • Email: kay.chestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  mainstreetchestertown@gmail.com
  • Brown Box Theatre Project brings its broadway cabaret to downtown Chestertown and YOU help pick the songs they'll sing. This FREE open-air broadway block party starts at 7:00 outside the Garfield Center for the Arts, when you can vote for the tunes you want to hear. The performance begins at 7:30.

    Some seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own comfortable chair. Beer, wine, sodas and theatre concessions will be available.

    In case of bad weather, the show moves inside the Garfield Center.

    Sponsored by Chestertown's A&E District and Main Street Chestertown.