The MADS: Live Movie-Riffing with MST3K’s Frank Conniff & Trace Beaulieu

Push the button, Frank!

Join “Mystery Science Theater 3000” madmen Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made, with live comedic riffing in the style of their Peabody award-winning TV series. Pop in for one movie or make it a double-feature — then stick around for a free meet-and-greet following the shows.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, Humorist, LIVE Series
November 18, 2017 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
November 18, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents

Joe Nichols

Multi-platinum recording artist Joe Nichols is one of country music’s top traditional artists. The four-time GRAMMY® nominee has made a name for himself with six #1 hits, including “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That Girl.” Join the party for an evening of music celebrating freedom, family, and fun in support of the singer’s newest release, “Undone.”

Save! Receive a $15 discount when you purchase balcony tickets to Tracy Lawrence, Joe Nichols, and Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

Sponsored by
WFRE

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music
November 19, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

“Absolutely incredible.” –Rolling Stone

Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias light up the stage in this magical tale of a young bird named Max who gets separated from his family and ends up at the North Pole. From the acclaimed semi-finalists of “America’s Got Talent,” let this theatrical tale told entirely through moving light characters brighten your holiday season.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly, Holiday
November 24, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

Tuba Christmas

The popular tuba comrades of Frederick return with a variety of brassy Christmas hits, delighting audiences of all ages in an annual Weinberg Center tradition! Join us for an afternoon of holiday fun with as many as 80 regional tuba and euphonium players performing 4-part Christmas carols. This holiday favorite enters its 16th year this season, featuring players ranging from ages 9 to 70!

Admission is free with with any cash or canned food donation; items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. No ticket required.

Other events this day: Weinberg Winterfest and The Beloved Rogue

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly, FREE Event, Holiday, Music
November 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Weinberg Winterfest

Join us for this beloved Weinberg Center tradition! Enjoy a caroling sing-along featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ, a viewing of the silent film “Soup to Nuts,” and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Admission is free with with any cash or canned food donation; items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. No ticket required.

Other events this day: Tuba Christmas and The Beloved Rogue

Photo courtesy of The Frederick News-Post.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly, FREE Event, Holiday, Music
November 25, 2017 3:00 pm

Silent Film Series

“The Beloved Rogue” (1927)

Starring John Barrymore, this film was lost for over 40 years until a copy was rediscovered in the late 1960s. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ!

In the 1400s, François Villon grows up to be a renowned French poet, patriot, and notorious mischief-maker. During the revels of All Fools Day, he insults Duke Charles of Burgundy, for which King Louis XI banishes François from Paris. In exile, François looks for ways to protect France from the Duke’s plots. When Charles plans to have one of his associates marry the king’s ward Charlotte, François successfully disrupts the engagement, but is henceforth sentenced to death. Ever the schemer, François finds a way to exploit Louis’s superstitious nature long enough to give him another chance to serve France, while simultaneously seeking Charlotte’s hand.

Directors: Alan Crosland
Writers: Paul Bern, George Marion Jr.
Starring: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day
Duration: 99 min
Genre: Adventure, drama, history

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, SILENT FILM Series
November 25, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Chanticleer

“The world’s reigning male chorus.” –The New Yorker

“They are, to put it directly, one of the world’s best.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“Precise, pure, and deeply felt singing.” –The New York Times

GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world for its seamless blend of twelve male voices. Now, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) ushers in the holidays right here in Frederick, putting their fascinating spin on beloved seasonal standards. Don’t miss this holiday kickoff full of old and new favorites for all ages, from classical to jazz, contemporary favorites, and everything in between.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Choral Performance, LIVE Series, Music
November 28, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Junie B. Jones

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

Hooray, hooray! Everyone’s favorite first grader is back in a musical combining three Junie B. classics. From new friend woes to lunch lady hairnets and a one-man band, it’s all captured in her Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal. (And you know what? She might even like first grade, after all!)

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
November 29, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
November 29, 2017 12:15 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“The Princess Bride” (1987)

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, this screening of “The Princess Bride” will be replaced with a screening of “Edward Scissorhands.” All tickets for “The Princess Bride” will be honored for “Edward Scissorhands” if so desired. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 with further questions or to process an exchange or refund.

When a young boy is sick and bedridden, his grandfather decides to read aloud to entertain him. The story revolves around Buttercup, a young woman who, in the wake of her true love Westley’s untimely death, is betrothed to the sinister Prince Humperdink. When Buttercup is kidnapped as part of a plot to start a war between Humperdink’s country and its neighbor, a masked stranger races the clock to save her before Humperdink can, who plans to use Buttercup as pawn in a much larger evil plan. To save Buttercup, the masked stranger must battle the band of misfits who kidnapped her using his swashbuckling skills and wit, which makes for a story filled with humor, mystery, and above all, romance.

Directors: Rob Reiner
Writers: William Goldman
Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin
Duration: 98 min
Genre: Adventure, family, fantasy
MPAA: Rated PG

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
November 29, 2017 7:30 pm Ticket-holders: please see information below and contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828.

Flying Dog Film Series

“Edward Scissorhands” (1990)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

A kind inventor is almost finished piecing together his latest creation when fate prevents him from completing his most important project. Edward may seem dangerous, with scissors instead of hands, but when a compassionate Avon lady comes calling, it’s clear that things are going to be changing for him after having been alone in the large empty mansion. What they both don’t realize is that the most important change of all won’t be found in him but in the residents of the sleepy suburb he will be calling home and a young teenage girl whose eyes will be opened.

Please note: This film has replaced the previously-announced screening of “The Princess Bride” for the same date due to licensing restrictions. All tickets for “The Princess Bride” will be honored for “Edward Scissorhands” if so desired. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 with further questions or to process an exchange or refund.

Directors: Tim Burton
Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Duration: 105min
Genre: Drama, romance, fantasy
MPAA: Rated PG-13

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
November 29, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets