American Conservation Film Festival

February 6, 2016 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Red Shoes COVER


February 7, 2016 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Leading business and behavior mastermind, best-selling author, and TED all-star

Daniel Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about business, work, and behavior.

His latest is “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others,” which uses social science, survey research, and rich stories to offer a fresh look at the art and science of sales. “To Sell is Human” is a #1 bestseller on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post lists and is being translated into 27 languages. More than a dozen outlets, from to The Washington Post, selected it as one of the best books of 2013. It also won the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize as the year’s best book on marketing.

In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” Pink uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation and offer a more effective path to high performance. “Drive” is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly bestseller — as well as a national bestseller in Japan and the United Kingdom. The book has been translated into 32 languages.

“A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future” charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and describes the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced, automated age. “A Whole New Mind” is a long-running New York Times bestseller that has been translated into 24 languages.

“The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need” is the first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga and the only graphic novel ever to become a BusinessWeek bestseller. Illustrated by award-winning artist Rob Ten Pas, “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” has been translated into 14 languages.

Dan’s first book, “Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself,” was a Washington Post bestseller that Publishers Weekly says “has become a cornerstone of employee-management relations.”

His articles on business and technology appear in many publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Wired, and The Sunday Telegraph. Dan has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace.

He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a new television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel.

In 2013, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.

Before venturing out on his own seventeen years ago, Dan worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

He received a BA from Northwestern University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from the Pratt Institute (2013), the Ringling College of Art and Design (2011), and Westfield State University (2010).

Dan lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children.

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2015-2016 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
February 11, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio

“One of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years.” -NPR

“These guys rocked! When the musicians engaged in impassioned crossfire, the heat index broke all records.” -Village Voice

Hailed as “a flamenco phenom” by The Boston Globe, guitarist Juanito Pascual sets the Weinberg stage ablaze with heat and passion just in time for Valentine’s Day. With both traditional and contemporary influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis to Bach, it’s no wonder his trio’s modern take on this classic Spanish genre has won international praise.

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2015-2016 SEASON, All Performances, Music
February 12, 2016 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

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This performance was rescheduled from a postponed date in our 2014-2015 season. Tickets from that postponed performance are valid for this date. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 with questions.

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” became a massive viral hit. Today, they’ve broken the boundaries of music with an eclectic repertoire ranging from Bach to AC/DC, and an energetic performance style that’s all their own.

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2015-2016 SEASON, All Performances, International Act, LIVE Series, Music
February 17, 2016 8:00 pm Sold Out
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Frederick Playlist presents

Frederick Music Showcase Vol. 2

Frederick News-Post’s Frederick Playlist showcases some of the top bands and musicians in the county. The 2nd annual Frederick Music Showcase – affectionately titled Vol. 2 – will feature Retro/Ricole, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Silent Old Mtns, and Freddie Long.


Fred Playlist_RetroRetro/Ricole featuring DaMood

M/C Retro/Ricole appeared first to the listening public as a member of Center Of Attention (later changing their name to Razor Eaterz) in 2005, and gained further notoriety when his 2010 LP Passion Park was released. Equipped with the ability to explore all subgenres of hip hop and beyond, Retro/Ricole uses the song landscape as his iPad of sorts, and each world is an app. Retro/Ricole has performed at many venues in the DMV and abroad. He’s shared his music with major hip hop artists such as Wale, Wiz Kahlifa, and Yelawolf.

Fred Playlist_KatieKatie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers

Singer/songwriter Katie Powderly has been seen on PBS and NPR, and has toured from New York to Colorado, Texas to Tennessee. She has shared bills with Tony Rice, Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Black Lillies, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim, The David Mayfield Parade, Woody Pines, Jill Andrews, The Honeycutters, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices, The Deadstring Brothers, and many others.  Her singing and harmonies have been likened to Gillian Welch (Isthmus, Madison, WI) and Gram Parsons (City Paper, Rochester, NY.) The Unconditional Lovers are comprised of Kevin Etzler, Colin Shultzaberger, Neil Durr, and Evan Durr. Powderly and the Unconditional Lovers are currently recording an LP in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Silent Old Mtns

Silent Old Mtns (Silent Old Mountains) is an American indie rock band, formed in Frederick, Maryland in 2011 by singer/songwriter Andrew Bromhal. They have released one full-length album and are most noted for their energetic and theatrical live shows. They are also well-known for their promotion of the indie music scene and DIY ethic: touring the country in a repurposed school bus and averaging over 100 live performances per year, despite having no corporate backing. DC Rock Live music blog’s David Hintz describes their sound as “a whacked out brand of Americana folk rock that dives headlong into psyche terrain frequently.”

Fred Playlist_FreddieThe Freddie Long Band

Freddie Long’s music has been described as a “t-shirt and jeans blend of pop, rock, soul, and honesty.” Long has performed on commercial TV and radio and has shared stages with many popular regional and national acts including Motley Crue, Poison, Bad Company, Jo Dee Messina, Edwin McCain, Blue Oyster Cult, Orleans, Jimmie‘s Chicken Shack, Shooter Jennings, Blind Melon, Pat McGee, Mark Bryan (of Hootie and the Blowfish), Scott Ambush (of Spyro Gyra), and several others. His band’s 2007 debut independent album, entitled ‘Strangers and Friends,’ has been praised by critics and fans alike; the album won’s Top 25 Releases of 2007 award. In 2011, Long released an acoustic album recorded at Rough Edges Studio in Nashville, TN with FLB guitarist Christopher Bell. In the last several years, he has written, recorded, and performed jingles for commercial radio, and has had his music licensed and played internationally.


2015-2016 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Music
February 18, 2016 7:00 pm Buy Tickets General admission
Within Our Gates COVER


February 20, 2016 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

Mills Entertainment

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

“Consistently funny and occasionally breathtaking.” -Dallas Morning News

The popular stars of the Emmy®-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present an evening of extraordinary improv comedy. Colin and Brad will use audience contributions to create hilarious and original scenes… just like a live version of “Whose Line!”

VIP Package: $89.75 each (limit of 150) | (This Option is now Sold Out), includes a meet & greet with the performers, and a complimentary souvenir!  – SOLD OUT! 

2015-2016 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, Humorist, LIVE Series
February 20, 2016 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
Tootsie COVER


February 21, 2016 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
Reservoir Dogs COVER


February 24, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets