Frederick Reads: José Andrés

This event is free. Tickets are required and will be available for reservation in February. More details about tickets will be provided in the coming months.

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.”

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.

Nov. 20 | 5 Tips to Get You Ready for Cyber Monday

Are you ready for #CyberMonday? Whether you’re a seasoned shopping pro or this is the first you’ve ever heard of it, we put together a list of five easy tips to help you fight off the Monday-blues you’ll get from missing out on these deals.

1. Know the name of the game. What is #CyberMonday?

#CyberMonday works a lot like Black Friday, but the deals are available online, so you can avoid the masses of crazed shoppers! On Monday, November 27 only, many of our top shows will be deeply discounted. Check out all of our Cyber Monday deals here.

2. Come prepared, because these deals won’t last!

Our #CyberMonday deals will only be available from 12:00am-11:59pm on Monday, November 27… so you’ll have to act quickly! Lucky for you, we already posted our deals, so you have a week to plan out what shows you want to see.

3. You can only get these deals online!

The key word is “cyber” …these deals are only available online! So, when the time comes to start shopping, make sure that you’re near a computer or have your smartphone in hand. (Remember: These deals don’t apply to previous purchases or ticketing fees.)

4. No code, no problem.

With our #CyberMonday deals, you don’t have to worry about finding the right discount codes for the different shows you want. Just visit our #CyberMonday deal page and hit the “Buy Now” button that will appear on November 27. Your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

5. Behind on holiday shopping? Get ahead, and save money too!

With the holiday season right around the corner, you don’t want to get overwhelmed trying to find the right gifts. With so many shows available at a deep discount on #CyberMonday, there’s something for everyone on your shopping list! Go the extra mile and turn your tickets into a gift pack with mugs, ornaments, and more with the help of our Holiday Gift Guide!

See how easy that was? Now nothing can hold you back when #CyberMonday arrives. Happy shopping!

P.S. – Not on our email list yet? Create an account and you’ll be automatically subscribed to receive the latest updates and discounts… plus a #CyberMonday reminder!

See you at the theater!

Saturday Night Fever featuring The New York Bee Gees

“The best tribute band I’ve ever seen. I thought I was sent back in time to 1977!”
-The Portland Ledger

Hop in a time machine and relive your favorite 70’s hits! From “Stayin’ Alive” to “Night Fever” and everything in between, acclaimed tribute group The New York Bee Gees takes the stage with songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog. With powerful vocals, a rockin’ stage presence, and all the chart-toppers you remember, this acclaimed group has sold out concerts nationwide. Don’t miss them live in Frederick as they’re joined by renowned ABBA tribute group Dancing Dream!

You may also like: Shadows of the 60’s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown, The Midtown Men, and Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour

“With their potent vocals, this 10-man a cappella outfit gives you plenty of reason to raise a glass.” –People

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis… think again. Neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, Straight No Chaser has emerged as an international phenomenon. Back by popular demand for the third straight year, don’t miss as ten unadulterated human voices come together to make extraordinary music with a sense of humor.

You may also like: Chanticleer

Menopause the Musical

“It’s impossible not to laugh!” -The New York Times

“A rollicking girls’ night out!” -Boston Globe

“You’ll love it. It’s hilarious. Go see it.” -Joy Behar, The View

Back by popular demand! Four women meet at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 16 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

You may also like: Musical Thrones, The Midtown Men, and Rita Moreno

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 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

Nov. 3 | 3 Famous Silent Films Screening This Month

This month, we have three landmark silent films screening here at the Weinberg Center… all with live accompaniment on our mighty Wurlitzer organ! As works of art, the films can speak for themselves, but how many people know the stories behind the films? Here are just a few fun facts you should know before catching these classics on the big screen:

Harry O. Hoyt’s “The Lost World” (1925) – November 4 at 3:00pm

  1. “The Lost World” was the first full-length feature film made in the United States that used stop motion animation for its monsters.
  2. In 1922, before the film’s release, Willis O’Brien’s special effects were shown to the public in some test footage. The effects were so ahead of their time, The New York Times ran a front-page feature calling the film’s world and monsters “extraordinarily lifelike,” and that “if fakes, they were masterpieces.”

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger” (1927) – November 4 at 8:00pm

  1. The film is considered to be the start of Hitchcock’s famous psychological-thriller style, which was so shocking at the time that its producer, Michael Balcon, almost shelved the film and ended Hitchcock’s career.
  2. The film is based off of Marie Belloc Lowndes’ book of the same title, which was based off of a landlady’s anecdote about renting a room to the infamous killer Jack the Ripper.

Alan Crosland’s “The Beloved Rogue” (1927) – November 25 at 8:00pm

  1. This classic film was lost for over 40 years until a tinted and toned copy was discovered in film pioneer Mary Pickford’s personal film collection during the late 1960’s.
  2. This was child actor Dickie Moore’s film debut. He is best known for his lead role in the 1933 classic “Oliver Twist.”

See you at the theater!

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There’s nothing better than ushering in the holidays with live entertainment! From classics like The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol to musical favorites from Chanticleer, Kellie Pickler, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute, and more, there’s something for everyone at the Weinberg Center this holiday season.

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
November 24, 2017 | 2:00pm

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.

Tuba Christmas
November 25, 2017 | 12:00pm

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!

Weinberg Winterfest
November 25, 2017 | 3:00pm

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.


November 28, 2017 | 7:30pm

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.

November 30, 2017 | 7:30pm

These aren’t your mama’s Christmas carols! Acclaimed tribute group Ornament faithfully reproduces the wintery rock sound of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with lights, smoke, and even lasers. Featuring your favorite holiday carols spectacularly reimagined, this 11-piece orchestra is a holiday must-see… even for the Scrooges among us!

“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
December 1, 2017 | 7:00pm

A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never wanted to live. As he ages, he sees his youth, dreams and opportunities pass him by. Unknown to George, all of his friends and family have been praying for him to get through those hard times. Told through the point of view of a group of angels, he is met by his guardian angel Clarence, as he contemplates ending his life.

Shadows of the ’60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown
December 2, 2017 | 8:00pm

Back by popular demand! Join us for a jolly blast of holiday cheer as we pay tribute to Motown’s legendary stars, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and more. Featuring exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling choreography, the unforgettable hits of the ’60s combine with your favorite holiday songs for a concert event sure to put you in the seasonal spirit.

Maryland Regional Ballet presents
The Nutcracker

December 8, 2017 | 8:00pm
December 9, 2017 | 2:00pm & 7:00pm
December 10, 2017 | 2:00pm

The stunning artistry of the Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company presents
A Christmas Carol

December 15, 2017 | 7:30pm
December 16, 2017 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
December 17, 2017 | 2:00pm

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.

The Frederick Children’s Chorus presents
The 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along
December 19, 2017 | 8:00pm

In the tradition of the sing-along, the Frederick Chamber Singers will lead an enthusiastic audience through the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel. Singers return year after year to the Weinberg Center to revel in the beauty and intricacy of this masterwork. Families make it an annual holiday tradition, and general admission seating allows friends to meet up and sit together.

99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents
Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler
December 22, 2017 | 7:00pm

Touring together for the first time, country music icons Kellie Pickler (“Red High Heels,” “I Wonder”) and Phil Vassar (“Just Another Day in Paradise,” “American Child”) take the stage in support of their upcoming single. From chart-topping hits to beloved holiday favorites, the award-winning entertainers are sure to delight in a country Christmas concert unlike any other.

The Deanna Bogart Band – New Year’s Eve Eve
December 30, 2017 | 7:30pm

Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party when you can dance the night away with a Weinberg favorite? Winner of more than 20 Washington Area Music Awards, this pianist and saxophone star is back and ready to jam. A unique fusion of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sound creates a prelude to 2018 you won’t want to miss!