Frederick Reads: José Andrés

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This event is free. Tickets are required and will be available February 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

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.”

During his presentation, Andrés will discuss “Changing the World through the Power of Food.” He will address the community in two appearances:

  • Monday, March 19, 2018; 7 p.m.
    • Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts

FREE Event – General Admission

Tickets are required; limit of 4 per patron

Unclaimed seats are released to non-ticket holders after 6:45 p.m.


  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 11:15 a.m.
    • Location: Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, Frederick Community College

In the interest of providing access to the event, 15 minutes before the show begins, ticket holders not present will forfeit their seats. Any unoccupied seats will be offered to non-ticket holders at that time.

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.


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 Sold Out
March 20, 2018 11:15 am Sold Out at Frederick Community College; Kussmaul Theater
This event is sold out.

Other Voices, Inc. presents

The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland

The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland – A Frederick Easter Tradition!

Alice in Wonderland is the perfect event to round out your Easter holiday weekend with 2 hours of family fun filled with high energy dance, music, and witty dialogue adapted from the Lewis Carroll original.  In addition to Alice and her side-kick White Rabbit, you’ll enjoy a whimsical Tea Party, talking Flowers, tap dancing Red and Black Cards and more surprises including an aerial battle between the White Knight and Jabberwocky.  Perfect for all ages with fantastical lighting and costumes to keep youngsters and adults alike entertained.

This annual Frederick event features theater goer favorites from the tristate area including, Julie Herber and Joanne Foltz (Red Queen and White Queen), Jeremy Trammelle (Mad Hatter), Adam Blackstock (March Hare), Shawn Nakia (White Rabbit), Taylor Knapp (Duchess), Susan Thornton (Cheshire Cat) and the Dance Unlimited Repertory Company with Laila Kenney as Alice.

Guest Artists for 2018 – NEW ALTITUDE AERIAL

Therese Keegan as the White Knight, Lizard Walker-Keegan as the Jabberwocky

Choreography & Staging


Libretto & Scene Direction


Additional Choreography


Additional Script & Music


2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Family-Friendly, Musicals
March 30, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
March 31, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
March 31, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

YMCA of Frederick County presents

2018 Comedy & Magic Spectacular

Benefiting the Frederick YMCA Kids Unlimited Program

From your friends at the Y: “Each and every year, our loyal family audiences ask us at the Y, ‘How do you do it?  A great show for all ages every year!’ Our show producer, Russell “RG” Smith spends hours upon hours of time reviewing acts and has another excellent show planned for 2018.  Oh, and please bring a few new families to the show this year so they, too, can experience the best family-night out they can imagine.”









If you would like to support the 2018 Comedy & Magic Spectacular, please call Kim Selby at the YMCA of Frederick County at 301-418-6574 or email

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, Community Event, Family-Friendly, Magic
April 7, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

FCPS presents

Honors Chorus

Students from Frederick County Public School’s 5th grade Honors Chorus grace the stage of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This year’s guest conductor will be Brent Talbot.  This year also marks the 32nd anniversary of the FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus – an auditioned group of 5th grade students representative of the top 5% of their school’s grade enrollment.  These students rehearse on their own, with their music teachers, and with a professional conductor to prepare for this special concert.  The program represents a wide spectrum of musical genres, and showcases the remarkable talent of our elementary singers.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Choral Performance, Community Event
April 18, 2018 7:00 pm Tickets Sold at Door CASH ONLY


MD Regional Ballet presents Frederick School of Classical Ballet in
Frederick School of Classical Ballet’s productions of “Cinderella” will be under the artistic direction of Joyce Morrison.

Composer Sergei Prokofiev based “Cinderella” on the Russian version of the fairy tale, where the title character is tormented by her stepsisters and her stepmother and is living a life of drudgery. The family receives an invitation to the Prince’s ball one day, with Cinderella excluded. Her fairy godmother appears, however, and prepares her for the ball with the help of the season fairies, who give her magical gifts of shoes, a cloak, coat and tiara. Cinderella is sent to the ball, where she meets the Prince and falls in love.

Group Rate for Groups of 20+: $2.00 OFF All Tickets except Balcony ($1.00 OFF in Balcony)
2017-2018 SEASON, Community Event, Dance

Safe Ride Foundation Inc.

“Over the Limit” COMEDY FEST – Featuring Myq Kaplan

The “Over The Limit” Comedy Fest is Frederick County’s premier comedy extravaganza featuring a night of national touring comedy acts, rounded out with additional performances by Frederick area comics, all performing in the name of drunk driving prevention by way of the local charity, The Safe Ride Foundation.

Pre-Show Reception begins at 7:00 PM featuring drinks, tastings, and awesome giveaways!

Backstage Tickets: (Includes Post-Show Meet/Greet with Myq Kaplan, Photo/Autograph Opportunity, Commemorative Ticket, and seating in First Three Rows!)

VIP Tickets: (Includes Commemorative Ticket, and Premium Seating)

USE Promo Code “HILARIOUS” before April 20th to Receive 10% OFF and an exclusive Souvenir Ticket!

“Not only was his stand-up hilarious, but his jokes always made you do a double-take.  A unique style of comedy that leaves audience members feeling “smarter” for getting the jokes!” – Huffington Post

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan.  You’ve seen him everywhere, including his Comedy Central special, Letterman, The Tonight Show, as well as his most notable work, his recent one-hour special on Netflix entitled “Small, Dork, and Handsome”!  He was a finalist on the hit show Last Comic Standing, and even performed on America’s Got Talent.  His most popular comedy album, “Vegan Mind Meld” was honored as one of iTunes’ top 10 comedy albums of the year.  Be sure to check out, and/or live your life however you choose.


2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, Community Event
June 8, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets