Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!

Recommended for grades K-5 in connection with the FCPS math and science curriculum.

Ahoy, matey! Seafarers have pushed science and technology forward throughout all of history. Now, swashbuckling and comedy converge on the high seas to explore math, engineering, and more through sailboat aerodynamics, nautical navigation, and – of course – the flight of a cannonball!

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
February 9, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets
February 9, 2018 12:15 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Playlist presents

Frederick Music Showcase, Vol. 4

Featuring some of the top bands and musicians of Frederick County and the surrounding area, the Frederick Music Showcase is a celebration of local music at its finest. The fourth annual event will be headlined by Hagerstown-based bluegrass, string, and alternative folk band The Plate Scrapers. The perennial Weinberg favorites will be joined by two additional acts, to be announced at a later date!

You may also like: Mandolin Orange and Dead Horses

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, LIVE Series, Music
February 15, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

FriendlyHart Productions presents

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti

Just announced!

Italian-American crooner Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti first took the world by storm as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” earning the coveted Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum herself. A former pizza delivery boy turned superstar, this old soul pays homage to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and all the Rat Pack favorites you remember. With a larger-than-life personality and flawless vocals, it’s a don’t-miss concert event sure to make you swoon.

Meet-and-greets

Meet-and-greets are available for an additional $40. A portion of the meet-and-greet proceeds will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Meet-and-greets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or during online checkout. Passes will be mailed to purchaser for all online purchases.

You may also like: The Midtown Men

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Opera, Vocalist
February 16, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Silent Film Series

“The Woman Disputed” (1928)

In one of her final films, starlet Norma Talmadge dazzles as a woman who sacrifices love for justice. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ!

In 1914, a girl of the streets is befriended by two dashing young officers, one an Austrian and the other a Russian. When both men fall in love with her, she picks the Austrian. But as the war begins, her town is invaded by Russians, led by the charming-turned-vengeful officer, who takes her prisoner and threatens death if she won’t marry him.

Directors: Henry King, Sam Taylor
Writers: Denison Clift, C. Gardner Sullivan
Starring: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Arnold Kent
Duration: 108 min
Genre: Drama, history

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, SILENT FILM Series
February 17, 2018 3:00 pm Buy Tickets

Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire

Six seasons. Five actors. One dragon. Bloodthirsty musical theater comics leave no joke unturned in this hysterical parody of HBO’s “Game of Thrones!” From the crazed creators behind the Off-Broadway hit “Silence! The Musical” comes a sidesplitting theatrical send-up of your favorite and most despised characters. Sing and dance along with Daenerys, Tyrion, Joffrey, and more on a journey rife with (admittedly hilarious) violence, power struggles, manipulation, and – what else? – sex.

You may also like: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Musicals, Plays
February 18, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Ted Koppel

Legendary Anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”

During more than 50 years that he has worked as a professional journalist, Ted Koppel has embodied the term “eyewitness to history.” He covered John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963, Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Koppel also covered a succession of ten conflicts as an ABC News war correspondent, beginning with Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971 and finally as an embedded correspondent with the 3rd armored infantry division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

He covered Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1968 and historic visit to the People’s Republic of China in 1972, and Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East in 1973 and 1974. Koppel was with Mikhail Ghorbachev inside the Kremlin on the last day of the Soviet Union and was the first journalist to interview Nelson Mandela at his home in Suweto, South Africa upon his release from 27 years in prison.

Over the course of 26 years as anchor and managing editor of “Nightline,” Koppel became the longest serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history. After leaving ABC in 2005, Koppel and his colleagues produced 20 hours of documentaries for the Discovery Network, where he served as managing editor. Since then, he has worked as a contributing analyst for BBC America and a special correspondent for the NBC News magazine program, “Rock Center.”

In 2012, New York University named Koppel one of the “100 outstanding journalists in the United States in the last 100 years. When he left ABC News after 42 years, he was the most honored reporter in that network’s history, having received more Overseas Press Club awards than the previous record holder, Edward R. Murrow, and eight George Foster Peabody awards. Television’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize is the Columbia-DuPont award; Koppel has won 12. He has also been awarded 42 Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement.

Koppel’s most recent book “Lights Out,” a 2015 New York Times bestseller, examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways for America to prepare for a cyber-catastrophe. Koppel serves as commentator and non-fiction book reviewer for the National Public Radio. He is also a contributing columnist to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. As of February 2016, Koppel has undertaken a new assignment for CBS News as Senior Contributor to “The CBS Sunday Morning Show.”

ASL Sign Language2

ASL-interpreted performance

You may also like: Dr. Temple Grandin, Mitch Albom, Rita Moreno, and Mark Ruffalo

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
February 22, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Meet-and-greets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828.

Teelin Irish Dance Company: Celtic Storm

“Leave your expectations behind and step across the threshold to a place where old customs are ignited with a modern flare.” –IrishCentral

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, experience the graceful beauty and thundering beats of percussive Irish dance and music. This Columbia-based, award-winning company has enthralled audiences around the world with their cutting-edge choreography. Whether you’ve seen them before or you’re new to the excitement, don’t miss this amazing and ever-evolving spectacle!

You may also like: The Nutcracker

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Dance, LIVE Series
February 24, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“A Life Less Ordinary” (1997)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

Heaven resembles a modern police department, and its angels are given “cases” to ensure that mortals on Earth find love. Now, a new rule is in place for O’Reilly and Jackson, two underperforming angel partners: they must successfully resolve their next case by helping two mortals fall in love, or else they will be forced to stay on Earth forever. Robert Lewis, a janitor in L.A., takes his boss’ daughter Celine hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. In order to maintain their positions in Heaven, O’Reilly and Jackson offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.

Directors: Danny Boyle
Writers: John Hodge
Starring: Ewan McGreggor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter
Duration: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, crime, fantasy
MPAA: Rated R for violence and language

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
February 28, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Cyrille Aimée

“One of the most promising jazz singers of her generation… Brilliant sound, fresh ideas, [and] impeccable rhythm.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Aimée is the revelation.” –New York Daily News

With a musical journey that began in the Gypsy camps of France, the bittersweet depth of Cyrille Aimée’s music pays tribute to her roots through the energy and emotion of modern jazz and pop. Don’t miss your change to break away and be enchanted by this rising star’s “brilliant sound, fresh ideas, [and] impeccable rhythm” (The Wall Street Journal).

You may also like: Alicia Olatuja and Storm Large

Photo by CThru Lens Photography.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, International Act, Jazz, Music, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series, Vocalist
March 1, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Pay-What-You-Want (Suggested donation $10)

Frederick Film Festival presents

The 2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Don’t miss your chance to see all of the 2018 Oscar-nominated shorts up on the big screen before the Academy Award ceremony!

Friday, the animated shorts program starts at 6:00pm and the live-action shorts program starts at 8:00pm. New this year, the Best Short Film: Documentary nominees will screen here at the Weinberg Center on Saturday, beginning at 8:00pm.

 

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Special Film Event
March 2, 2018 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
March 3, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets