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Frederick, MD Arts & Culture Happenings
By: Frederick Arts Council

Frederick Arts Council 
October 2010
October is National Arts and Humanities Month!  Do Something Creative, Listen to Something Beautiful, See Something Fun this month.  For a list of 50 Ways to Celebrate the Arts,  In addition, we encourage you to enter the "Taste of the Arts" drawing for a chance to win $200 in free tickets and dinner for two.  Please also vote for the favorite restaurants you like to patronize while enjoying the arts in the Frederick area.  Vote online  
At the Cultural Arts Center
October Events


Evil Dead


Evil Dead: The Musical
10/15/10 - 10/31/10

Based on Sam Raimi's 80's cult classic films, Evil Dead tells the tale of five college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force.  Book and lyric by George Reinblatt.  Music by Frank Cipolla/Christopher Bond/Melissa Morris/George Reinblatt.  There will be a SPLASH Zone in this bloody camp-horror fest.  You have been warned-dress accordingly!  Tickets are $20.  For more information,

Frederick Artist Market

Buy local!  This indoor arts and crafts market features the work of up to 30 artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other hand-crafted items.  The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m.   
In the CAC Gallery
Upcoming Exhibit in the CAC Gallery
FCAA Show 
Photograph Courtesy of Nancy Heindl
FCAA Group Show 
10/2/10 - 11/2/10

This annual art exhibit features work by members of the Frederick County Art Association.  An opening reception will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 5:00-9:00 p.m.  Normal gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by special appointment.


Happening Elsewhere
Other Art Events in Frederick County
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 
10/1/10 - 10/31/10 
@Way Off Broadway Dinner

Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrelscenters on two con men living on the French Riviera.  The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson, who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money.  The other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health.  At first Lawrence takes Freddy under his wing, but when the two end up going head-to-head to try and be the first to take American soap queen Christine Colgate for $50,000, their plotting and scheming leads to twists, turns, laughs, and a surprise ending  For more information, visit

The Kitchen Witches

10/1/10 - 10/10/10 
@ Frederick Community College's JBK Theatre
Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Stephen Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called "The Kitchen Witches," the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer! Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays, October 1, 2, 8 and 9, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, October 10, at 2 p.m. General admission seats are $20 for adults, $16 for students and senior citizens, and $8 for children under 12.  For more information, visit
72 Fest

5th Annual 72 Film Fest

10/8/10 - 10/9/10 
Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street

The theme for 2010 is "Fairy Tales and Fables Reinvented."  Come out FRIDAY NIGHT and see every entry in this year's 72 Fest.  Block One begins at 6:30 and Block Two at 8:30.  Cheer on your favorite film to move on to the next night.   Then, Saturday night serves as the Main Event.  Come out and see the highest rated entries of 72 Film Fest 2010, plus 72 Fest sketches, awards and other surprises.  The program is hosted by Mikael Johnson.  The audience can help select two prizes, including the coveted "Audience Choice" and "Raise the Roof."  Come celebrate the fifth anniversary of the 72 Fest.  Tickets are $10 for one day or $17 for a two-day pass.  For more information, visit


"Broadway Showstoppers" by Spires Brass Band

Frederick Community College
The Jack B. Kussmaul Theater will host The Spires Brass Band in a concert of hits from Broadway musicals on 8:00 p.m.  The "Broadway Showstoppers" concert willfeature vocalist Holly Bingham of the U.S. Army Band.  Tickets may be purchased only at the Theater Box Office the evening of the performance at $12 for adults or $10 for students and senior citizens.  For more information, call 301.662.8320.


5th Annual Celebration of the Arts Dinner

Ceresville Mansion 8529 Liberty Road, Frederick

The Frederick Arts Council is hosting its annual Celebration of the Arts Dinner on Wednesday, October 20th.  A reception begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.  The event will feature Maryland Citizens for the Arts Executive Director John Scratwieser as the keynote speaker, a performance by jazz musician Darryl Brenzel, recognition of annual grant recipients and award recipients as well as the induction of the Inaugural Class of the Frederick County Arts Hall of Fame.  This event serves as the primary gathering of artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters in Frederick County.  For more information, visit

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The holidays are just around the corner!  Therefore, the Frederick Arts Council is seeking artists, businesses, schools, community groups, and local individuals who want to contribute a decorated wreath or tree for the annual Festival of Greens.  This is a great way to promote your business while supporting the arts in Frederick County.  For more details or an entry form, call 301-662-4190.  Prizes will be awarded to the best submissions.

Member Spotlight
Clustered Spires Chorus

The Clustered Spires Chorus sings four-part A Cappella harmony in the barbershop style and is one of western Maryland's premier performance groups.  The Chorus offers women of all ages the opportunity for personal fulfillment through music education and performance at the local, regional, and international levels.  The Clustered Spires Chorus is an achievement-oriented group, consistently ranked in the top among 27 Sweet Adelines choruses in a region that includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.  For more information , 


Frederick Arts Council
15 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701

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