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Due to weather, the performance of We Banjo 3 originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. If you already have tickets to this event, you do not need new tickets.


The performance of HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 @ 1:00 PM has been POSTPONED.  Weather conditions in Huntsville, AL are preventing travel for the performers this weekend. The NEW DATE is now Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 PM.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Don’t miss five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter in a unique evening of intimate, acoustic performances. Featuring timeless hits and deep cuts from her beloved 13-album catalog, Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki). Known for hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Carpenter has sold over 13 million records, won five GRAMMY® Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals.

Artist Bio
Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter embarks on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this spring, including her one-night only stop at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter is joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki). Carpenter has spent the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release of her debut orchestral album, “Songs From the Movie” (Zoë /Rounder), which was conducted and arranged by six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Vince Mendoza. Carpenter’s world debut orchestral concert took place on January 24 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In March, she performed two milestone concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Mendoza, and was joined by special guests Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan. Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five GRAMMY® Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals.

Frederick Reads – ANN PATCHETT

Season of Wonder: Escape the Ordinary

Ann Patchett Interviewed by Maureen Corrigan

Best-selling author Ann Patchett is the keynote speaker for the 10th anniversary season of Frederick Reads. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME in 2012, Patchett will be interviewed by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan on-stage.


Ann Patchett is a celebrated author, a devoted reader and a champion of literary culture. She has written eight books and is a frequent contributor to many publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and The Wall Street Journal. She has served on the board of the Nashville Public Library Foundation and in 2011, when the last of Nashville’s bookstores had been shuttered; Patchett declared ”I have no interest in living in a city without a bookstore.” And so, in November of that year she opened Parnassus Books, a new refuge for the written word.

Patchett published her first story in The Paris Review while still a student at Sarah Lawrence College. Bel Canto, her fourth novel, was published in 2001 and was awarded the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. The world-renowned Lyric Opera Company of Chicago has commissioned a production based on that novel that will premiere in 2015. Her most recent novel State of Wonder was published in 2011. The Washington Post called that book “the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer” and Library Journal described it as “superbly rendered.” Patchett is also the author of three works of nonfiction including Truth & Beauty, which won the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage which NPR called “terrific and wide-ranging.”

Patchett’s interviewer, Maureen Corrigan, has been the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air for over 20 years. She is also a columnist for the Washington Post and the critic-in-residence at Georgetown University. In the past, she has written reviews for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and The Nation, among others. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism. In 2012, she served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Corrigan is also the author of two books of her own. Her titles include Leave me Alone I’m Reading and So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Library Journal.

This event is free and no tickets are required. A fundraising reception precedes the event, and book sales and signing will follow. For more information, contact Donna Bannwolf at or 301-600-1629.

Frederick Reads Exclusive Meet and Greet Reception

5:15–6:15 p.m.

$50 per person

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with both nationally known literary luminaries at this fundraising reception prior to the free main event. Attendees will receive a complimentary book and first-choice seating at the on-stage discussion following the reception. Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are required to attend the reception and can be purchased by contacting the Weinberg box office at 301-600-2828. Reception ticket proceeds help Frederick Reads bring notable authors to Frederick for free, public readings.

Frederick Reads is made possible by support from:


Curious Iguana, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick Women’s Civic Club, Friends of FCPL, Hood College, Literacy Council of Frederick County, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, Scott Key Center, Tourism Council of Frederick County, and other organizations and individuals

Friends Meeting School – Disney’s MULAN JR.

How can you see Mulan,Jr., Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp, Miss Nelson is Missing and a performance of the Little Star Chorus, while helping the Frederick Food Bank?

Come to the Friends Meeting School benefit performance at 2 PM on Sunday, March 15th.  Students from The Maryland School for the Deaf and the Little Star Chorus will be joining Friends Meeting School in acting to help the Frederick Food Bank.  Enjoy the heroic and inspirational story of Mulan, the magic of Aladdin, the fun of the Miss Nelson tales and the amazing Little Star Chorus performers.

Ticket costs are $10 plus a canned food item.  Group rates are available by contacting

MD Regional Ballet – Sleeping Beauty

Maryland Regional Ballet will present The Frederick School of Classical Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” on May 2nd and 3rd, 2015 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

Under the direction of Joyce Morrison, this full length production will feature professional guest artists Tricia Albertson and Reyneris Reyes, both principal dancers with Miami City Ballet.  Ms. Albertson will dance the role of Princess Aurora and Mr. Reyes will dance the role of Prince Desire.

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The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland

The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland returns to The Weinberg Center for the Easter holiday weekend.  An eclectic cast of characters takes over the Weinberg stage this spring, featuring the infamous Red and White Queens, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and everyone’s favorite, The Cheshire Cat.  This lively musical theater event based on the Lewis Carroll classic tale will entertain children of all ages.

The Friday evening performance will be American Sign Language interpreted and is partially enabled by a grant from the Frederick Arts Council.  The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland is produced by Other Voices, Inc.

7th Annual Frederick Film Festival

The 7th Frederick Film Festival comes to town this year featuring a spotlight on short films. Over 100 international shorts will be screened, filmmaker guests, live music, and other special events happening over the course of one film-filled weekend.

The 7th F3 promises to be as exceptional as the previous six—with thought provoking and entertaining films from around the world. With a slate of films that includes renowned documentaries, narrative features and scores of short films, the F3 has something for everyone.

This year’s F3 will shine a spotlight on the SHORT FILM. While feature-length films will be shown, the SHORT is king this year with the majority of time spent screening thematic blocks of great international shorts.  The Frederick Film Festival will screen short films from nearly every continent on earth. (Sorry, Antarctica.)  You certainly won’t want to miss this uncommon opportunity to see these rarely screened gems. They are always audience favorites.


If you want access to the entire festival, weekend passes are available. The purchase of an F3 weekend pass includes access to every film screening and entry to the Opening Night After-party at Brewer’s Alley.

Tickets are $15 for all day Friday or all day Sunday, $20 for all day Saturday, or $35 for the entire Weekend Pass!  Tickets for individual Movies are available as well: $7 for Adults, and $5 for Seniors / Students.

Please Note:  The Sunday portion of the Frederick Film Festival is NOT held at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.  It is instead hosted at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center.

The 2015 F3 promises to deliver more film entertainment than ever before. For more details go to