Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- November 2019


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  • MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit

  • Friday,
  • This event runs October 26 to November 30
  • Location: MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/exhibition/marc-castelli-annual-exhibition/
  • Marc Castelli | King’s Tide
    October 25 – November 30, 2019
    Collectors Reception Friday, October 25, 6-7:30pm

    Sultana Downrigging 2019 – Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
    Weekend – November 1-3
    Opening Celebration Reception –
    First Friday – Friday, November 1, 5-7:30 pm
    Artist Talk – Saturday, November 2, 10 am. Join Marc for coffee as he shares the his new collection of watercolors of the Chesapeake.

  • Kent County Student Art Exhibit 2019 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/kcps-student-art-2019/
  • This two week show will feature artwork by Kent County School students – elementary through high school grades. Teachers from all of the county schools will select a wide variety of work from their students for this exhibit.
    Curator:
    Mary Ann Herron

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Downrigging Pop Up Gallery

  • Friday,   |  Firday 5 - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm
  • This event runs November 1 to November 3
  • Location: ArtsAlive! Education Center - 200 High Street
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: (410) 778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/downrigging-pop-up-gallery/
  • Come help us celebrate a successful season of painting the Eastern Shore!

    Barbara Snyder, B.K. Slocum, Paul E. Santori, Jean Marie Rodier, Martha Pileggi, Penny McCrea, Holly Geddes, and Julia Brown of the RiverArts Plein Air and Life Drawing groups will display their artistry at the Downrigging Pop-up show. Works will includes studio, plein air, and life drawings, also featuring local clay and fabric artists.

  • Red, White, and Blue: A Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. (at High St.)
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-778-2829
  • Email: ESWEemail@yahoo.com
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/EasternShoreWindEnsemble/
  • The first of four concerts in the ESWE's 2019-2020 season, entitled "Red, White, and Blue," features American music that celebrates the American spirit and patriotism. Among the pieces to be played are two rousing marches (Karl L. King's "Allied Honor" [1955] and John Philip Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea" [1899] and several arrangements of popular classics ("Shenandoah" by Frank Ticheli, "America, the Beautiful," and "O'er the Land of the Free," by Johnnie Vinson).

    Directed by Charles Thai, the ESWE is an all-ages community concert band that welcomes new members, without fee or audition.

  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt and Paula Johns

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  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. Our featured guest tonight is Paula Johns, a cabaret singer and jazz/big band vocalist from Philadelphia. Among her many and varied performances are themed shows in tribute to famed vocalists. Tonight’s show will include songs from Paula’s newest tribute show to Dionne Warwick and the music of Burt Bacharach, accompanied by Joe.
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

  • Sophie Kerr Series: Sophie Kerr 2019 Writer-in-Residence—A Craft Talk by Jason Fagone

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22003-sophie-kerr-series-sophie-kerr-2019
  • Jason Fagone is a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle who has also covered technology, sports, and culture for the Huffington Post and other places. Fagone is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies. His other books include Ingenious and Horsemen of the Esophagus. Fagone’s nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Esquire, and elsewhere. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street - Fountain Square
  • Contact: Emmanuel Episcopal Church Chester Parish
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuelchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  http://www.emmanuelchesterparish.org/?page_id=45
  • Nicole Simental, organist more information to follow was the date become closer

  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - Cross Street
  • Contact: Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuelchestertown@gmail.com
  • Nicole Simental is Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Chuck Redd and The Youngbloods

  • Saturday,   |  8 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • Chuck Redd and The Youngbloods

    Mainstay favorite vibist Chuck Redd presents a concert featuring some of the most exciting young jazz talent in the music today.  Ranging in age from high school seniors to young working professionals, this group's talent belies their youth.  Featuring Ephraim Dorsey on the tenor saxophone (Baltimore School for the Arts), Micah Thomas on piano (Juilliard), Jon Guo on bass (Peabody) and Chris Latona on drums (Oberlin).

    #25 online and $30 at the door

  • US Naval Academy Superintendent's Combo

  • Saturday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Washington College, Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22132-us-naval-academy-superintendents-combo
  • Veteran’s Day Celebration
    The Naval Academy Band’s Superintendent’s Combo will present an evening of jazz at Washington College on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Chief Musician Colin Renick on saxophones and clarinet, the Superintendent’s Combo will perform a stroll through jazz history, from Dixieland to bebop, and from swing to fusion and funk. The program will intertwine the history of America’s music – jazz –with the history of the U.S. Navy in the 20th century. This is a FREE concert.

  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt and Matt Folker

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  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. 

    Our featured guest tonight is Matt Folker. Matt is a talented and highly respected locally based actor and singer. He has performed in dozens of productions at Church Hill Theatre and other regional venues. Tonight, accompanied by Joe, Matt will revisit favorite songs and characters, explore new places, and create new scenes.

    $10 online, $12 at the door.

  • Benjamin C. Tilghman Talk

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Tara Gladden
  • Phone: 3477684930
  • Email: tgladden2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/504510380102426/
  • in conjunction with current Kohl Gallery exhibition \\\Sign Systems///, Washington College Assistant Professor of Art + Art History, Dr. Benjamin C. Tilghman gives a talk, "Shape, Symbol, & Identity in Medieval & Contemporary Art." Tilghman will share some of his research on how early medieval scribes worked with existing sign systems to express ideas differently. The talk will be followed by a discussion that uses this research as a starting point to explore the work on display.

    https://www.washcoll.edu/live/profiles/12754-benjamin-c-tilghman

  • Literary House Series: A Reading by Monica Ferrell

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22004-literary-house-series-a-reading-by-monica-ferrell
  • Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the poetry collection You Darling Thing. Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year. Her first collection of poems, Beasts for the Chase, won the Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize. She has taught fiction and poetry for the MFA Program at Columbia University, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY). She was born in New Delhi, India, and lives with her husband and children in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

  • The Garfield @ The Mainstay

  • Friday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Garfield at The Mainstay - The cast of Annie sings Broadway Favorites
    The cast of ANNIE with Director, Jennifer Kafka Smith, and Musical Director, Julie Lawrence, brings an evening of Broadway music to The Mainstay stage. The program will include songs from Garfield musicals past and future, and musical theatre favorites from individuals, duos, and trios in the cast. The evening will be capped off with a small selection of music from ANNIE to help build anticipation for The Garfield's upcoming production.

    Tickets are $20 in advance. $25 at the door

  • A Mainstay Tribute to Hank Mobley and Kenny Dorham featuring The John Thomas Quintet

  • Saturday,   |  8 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Mainstay presents a tribute to hard bop greats tenor saxophone player Hank Mobley and trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring the John Thomas Quintet.  Thomas will be joined by an all star group consisting of Allyn Johnson on piano, Theljon Allen on trumpet, Shawn Simon on bass, and Frank Russo on drums. This tribute is not to be missed!

    $20 online/advance, $25 at the door.

  • RESONANCE Concert: Omer String Quartet

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: St Paul’s Church 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd
  • Contact: The National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443-480-8291
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  http://bit.ly/2Buc6e7RESONANCE
  • Distinctive among today’s young string quartets, the Omer Quartet won First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and holds the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair of YCA. It made debuts during the 2018-2019 season in the Peter Jay Sharp Concert of YCA in New York at Merkin Concert Hall, and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center.

    Program (subject to change)
    String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Franz Schubert
    String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” Leoš Janáček
    String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat, opus 127 Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and Steve Beskrone

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and Steve Beskrone
    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.

    Our featured guest tonight is bassist Steve Beskrone. Steve has performed, toured and recorded with countless artists over his career including Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Pat Martino and Philly Joe Jones.

    Tonight Steve joins Joe for a dynamic duo evening.

    Tickets $10 online, $12 at the door or by phone.

  • Washington College Students Honors Recital

  • Monday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Washington College, Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Music Department
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22221-student-honors-recital
  • The Department of Music presents the 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.

  • 2019 Holiday Show/Gift Sale Opening Reception

  • Thursday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/2019-holiday-show-gift-sale/
  • The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook. These unique gifts created by our members include everything from children’s clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more.

  • Annie: The Musical

  • Friday,   |  7 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs November 22 to December 8
  • 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/annie-the-musical/2019-11-29/
  • Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith
    With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In a fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and finds a new home and family in billionaire, his personal secretary, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

  • Dancescape

  • Friday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Phone: 410-778-5858
  • Email: amoffett2@washcoll.edu
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce this year's departmental concert, Dancescape November 22nd at 7:30pm and November 23rd at 2:00pm in Decker Theatre of the Gibson Center for the Arts. The performances are free and open to the public, though reservations, made through Eventbrite, are recommended. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/washington-college-department-of-theatre-and-dance-8344600158

    This year’s concert features a wide range of choreography from students, faculty, and guest artists. Guest artists include Raina Lucas of Georgetown University, Broadway alum Benjamin Sterling Cannon, and professor Suzanne Thuecks. The show is directed by professor A.T. Moffett. The lighting design is by Professor Laura Eckelman and Miles Cochran '21.

  • Dancescape

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Phone: 410-778-5858
  • Email: amoffett2@washcoll.edu
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce this year's departmental concert, Dancescape November 22nd at 7:30pm and November 23rd at 2:00pm in Decker Theatre of the Gibson Center for the Arts. The performances are free and open to the public, though reservations, made through Eventbrite, are recommended. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/washington-college-department-of-theatre-and-dance-8344600158

    This year’s concert features a wide range of choreography from students, faculty, and guest artists. Guest artists include Raina Lucas of Georgetown University, Broadway alum Benjamin Sterling Cannon, and professor Suzanne Thuecks. The show is directed by professor A.T. Moffett. The lighting design is by Professor Laura Eckelman and Miles Cochran '21.

  • The Hedgelawn Series presents Gallery Winds Woodwind Quintet

  • Sunday,   |  4 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Hedgelawn Series presents Gallery Winds Woodwind Quintet

    The Gallery Winds Woodwind Quintet formed in 2012.  The musicians in the ensemble are passionate about performing the great literature written for woodwind quintet and educating and inspiring students to do the same. The musicians are Denis Karp, flute, Amanda Dusold, oboe, Lori Fowser, clarinet, Cally Messick, horn and Kari Shea, bassoon.

    All seats $15.

  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt & Lea McGowan

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  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.

    Our featured guest tonight is Lea McGowan, an international performing artist and movement educator. She has performed with Houston Ballet, LINES Ballet, and Ballet Neo among others. Lea's unique background of ballerina-yogi turned improvisational comedian and exploratory performance artist makes for an evening of delightful surprises!

    Tickets $10 online and $12 at the door.


  • Blues Keepers Band

  • Saturday,   |  8 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for a post-Thanksgiving Blues Party at The Mainstay! $18 advance/online
    and $22 door/phone/
    Formed in 2007, each member brings with them a history with all types of bands; but it is their deep love and respect for blues and soul music that has united them now.
    Featuring band members Brice B. Sutton on Bass Guitar/Vocals, Steven (Jerome) McGovern on Harp/Vocals, Ray Anthony at the Drums, and Jimmy-Jameson Guitars and Resonator guitar.