FriendlyHart Productions presents

Saturday Night Fever featuring The New York Bee Gees

“The best tribute band I’ve ever seen. I thought I was sent back in time to 1977!”
-The Portland Ledger

Hop in a time machine and relive your favorite 70’s hits! From “Stayin’ Alive” to “Night Fever” and everything in between, acclaimed tribute group The New York Bee Gees takes the stage with songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog. With powerful vocals, a rockin’ stage presence, and all the chart-toppers you remember, this acclaimed group has sold out concerts nationwide. Don’t miss them live in Frederick as they’re joined by renowned ABBA tribute group Dancing Dream!

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Tribute Act, Tribute Band, Vocalist
March 10, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra

Music from Around the World

Winter Concert “Music from Around the World”

The Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra (FRYO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality orchestral music opportunities for students in Frederick and the tri-state region. The orchestra is composed of students from public, private, and home-school settings who are interested in the opportunity to meet fellow dedicated musicians, and who wish to gain performance experience.

Students have the opportunity to perform in multiple concerts, participate in master classes, perform with guest soloists, and participate in chamber groups. FRYO also supports school and community-based music programs as other venues for our young musicians to continue their instruction in orchestra literature and performance.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Family-Friendly, Music
March 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Enchantment Theatre Company presents

My Father’s Dragon

Recommended for grades K-5 in connection with the FCPS language arts curriculum.

When nine-year-old Elmer Elevator hears of a baby dragon being held captive on the fearsome Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure like no other. Enchanting special effects, humor, and an unlikely friendship combine as the beloved Newbery-winning book series roars to life onstage.

The smARTS Series presents weekday performances for students! All FCPS reservations must be made through the FCPS Elementary VPA office. Tickets are required for homeschool groups of less than 25 and the general public. Download a smARTS Series brochure.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
March 12, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Mitch Albom

Bestselling author, columnist, and radio host

Author, philanthropist, columnist, and sports reporter Mitch Albom is an inspiration around the world. His books have sold over 35 million copies and have been translated into over 40 languages. His breakthrough book, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” became an international phenomenon with over 14 million copies sold. Now in its twentieth year, “Tuesdays with Morrie” remains one of the top-selling memoirs of all time, and was adapted into an Emmy award-winning TV movie produced by Oprah Winfrey, starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria.

Albom has founded 10 charities, including nine in the Detroit area, including S.A.Y. Detroit, which operates a family health clinic; A Time to Help, a volunteer organization; and A Hole in the Roof Foundation, which repairs faith-based homeless shelters. He also directs the Have Faith Haiti Mission in Port Au Prince, which helps impoverished children and orphans.

A columnist for The Detroit Free Press since 1985 and a panelist on ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters,” Albom has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) 13 times. In June 2010 he received the APSE Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement, the biggest prize in sports journalism, and in June 2013, he was inducted into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

Albom hosts two radio shows on WJR-AM. He has appeared on “The Today Show” and “Charlie Rose,” and his articles have been featured in The New York Times, GQ, and Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is developing an hour-long TV show for TNT.

Albom’s books “The First Phone Call from Heaven” and “Have A Little Faith” were both #1 New York Times bestsellers. His beloved book “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list and sold nearly five million copies in its first year; Albom also wrote the screenplay for the ABC TV movie starring Jon Voight and Ellen Burstyn.

His latest book, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,” debuted at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list. In 2017, Albom announced that the sequel to “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” is near completion, and that his next work will be about the children of the Have Faith Haiti Mission.

SPONSORED BY

ASL-interpreted performance
ASL Sign Language2

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
March 15, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Meet-and-greets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828.

Menopause the Musical

“It’s impossible not to laugh!” -The New York Times

“A rollicking girls’ night out!” -Boston Globe

“You’ll love it. It’s hilarious. Go see it.” -Joy Behar, The View

Back by popular demand! Four women meet at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 16 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Musicals
March 16, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Sammy Miller and The Congregation

“Feel-good party jazz, harking back to the ’20s and ’30s. It’s brassy, stomp your feet and dance music, and it’s got the raw uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade.” –The San Francisco Weekly

GRAMMY®-nominated drummer Sammy Miller and his five-piece ensemble The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity and joy back into jazz with a unique style that entertains, enriches, and uplifts. Branded by The SF Weekly as “brassy, stomp your feet and dance music,” don’t miss the feel-good vibe and swinging sound of this stellar group in their first Weinberg appearance!

This engagement of Sammy Miller & the Congregation is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Sponsored by

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music
March 17, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Reads: José Andrés

This event is free. Tickets are required and will be available for reservation in February. More details about tickets will be provided in the coming months.

Internationally renowned chef, author and humanitarian José Andrés will serve as the 2018 speaker for Frederick Reads, discussing “Changing the World through the Power of Food.”

Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation and recognized as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, the team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami and Puerto Rico.

Often considered the unofficial Ambassador of Spain, Andrés is the Dean of the Spanish Studies program of the International Culinary Center, the first professional program of its kind that is dedicated to the cuisine of Spain. In November 2010, Spain’s Ministry of Culture recognized Andrés with the prestigious Order of Arts and Letter medallion, honoring his efforts to promote Spanish culture abroad.

In 2014, he was awarded Refugees International McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for his work combating hunger worldwide. In 2010, after traveling to post-earthquake Haiti, Andrés launched World Central Kitchen, which aims to create smart solutions to hunger and poverty. World Central Kitchen and Andrés garnered national attention for their recent work in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. In partnership with local organizations, World Central Kitchen served more than 2.5 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico.

ABOUT FREDERICK READS

Frederick Reads is a collaborative effort among Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Community College and Weinberg Center for the Arts. This partnership aims to bring acclaimed authors to Frederick and foster community conversations, events and a love of reading.

Andrés will also speak at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College on Tuesday, March 20. For more information about Frederick Reads, visit the Frederick County Public Libraries website.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, FREE Event, Speaking Engagement
March 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Flying Dog Film Series

“Wayne’s World” (1992)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

Wayne is still living at home and can’t seem to hold a steady job, but he does have his own public-access TV show.. A local station spots the show and decides to hire Wayne and his sidekick, Garth, to do their show professionally, but the two men find that the nature of their show changes with all of the studio’s red tape and product placements. Wayne falls for a bass guitarist and uses his contacts to help her career along, knowing that Ben Oliver, the sleazy advertising guy who is ruining their show, will probably take her away from him if they fail.

Directors: Penelope Spheeris
Writers: Mike Myers
Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe
Duration: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, music
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sex-related dialogue

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
March 21, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents

Clint Black

Just announced!

Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of ’89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, “Killin’ Time.” Best known for more than three dozen chart hits including “A Better Man,” “When My Ship Comes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” and “Like the Rain,” Black has multiple GRAMMY® nominations, over 20 million records sold, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don’t miss this country icon as he comes to Frederick in celebrating of his latest release, “On Purpose.”

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music
March 22, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue

Regretfully, this performance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be issued if desired; patrons may also choose to transfer their tickets to another show or leave their account credit on file. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or boxoffice@weinbergcenter.org with questions.

Celebrate America’s greatest generation with the music that moved the nation’s spirit! Now in its 24th year, In the Mood features the timeless melodies and rhythms of the big band era, including “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and many more. With authentic arrangements, costumes, and choreography, the fabulous String of Pearls big band orchestra and patriotic entertainers will have audiences aged 8 to 98 cheering for more!

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Big Band, LIVE Series, Music, Tribute Act
March 24, 2018 3:00 pm Ticket sales for this show are currently suspended. Please contact the Box Office at 301-600-2828 with questions.