July 17, 2024


Super Art is Almost

What’s NXT

Information in the calendar is subject to change or cancellation. If your organization changes or cancels an event listed in the What’s NXT calendar, please notify us immediately by emailing [email protected] or calling 301-791-6024. To submit an event, email it to the calendar at [email protected] at least 2 1/2 weeks before the event.

Thursday, Jan. 20


Three Exhibits — Washington County Arts Council

Continues through Tuesday, Feb. 1 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; view the exhibits virtually through Tuesday, Feb. 1

Washington County Arts Council

34 S. Potomac St., Suite 100


The exhibits include Dusty Graham: COVID Bash and Stash Scrappy Quilt Projects; Bonnie Zuckerman: Natural Reflections: and Jamie Hardges: Color Me. Free. Social distancing and wearing masks is required for all visitors. Call 301-791-3132 or email [email protected].

Photography by Thom Potts

Continues through Monday, Feb. 28 – Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; reception, Sunday, Jan. 16 – 2 to 4 p.m.

South Jefferson Public LIbrary

Library Meeting Room

49 Church St.

Summit Point, W.Va.

Photographs by Thom Potts will be on display. Call 304-725-6227 or go to www.sojeffersonlibrary.com.

The Secret Paris of the 1930s: Vintage Photographs by Brassaï

Continues through Sunday, Jan. 30 – Hours are10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and major holidays

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

401 Museum Drive


The exhibition presents Hungarian-French photographer Brassaï’s (1899-1984) iconic photographs of night-time Paris during the 1930s and ’40s. His photographs feature colorful characters from the streets, dancehalls, bars and theaters of after-hours Paris. His work engages with a diverse range of themes, including avant-garde visual and performing arts, social class relations, gender and sexuality.

Winter Wonderland

Continues through Sunday, Jan. 30 – Fridays and Saturdays – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays – 1 to 5 p.m.

Mansion House

480 Highland Ave.

City Park


“Winter Wonderland” is an exhibit by members of Valley Art Association. Free. Call 301-797-2867 or go to www.valleyartassoc.com.

Annual Members’ Exhibit

Continues through Saturday, Feb. 19 – Hours are Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Berkeley Art Works

116 N. Queen St.

Martinsburg, W.Va.

Artwork by Berkeley Arts Council members will be on display. For information, contact [email protected] or go to Berkeleyartswv.org.

‘Creative Gateways’

Continues through Monday, Feb. 28 – Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Frederick Arts Council Art Center

5 E. Second St.

Frederick, Md.

“Creative Gateways: Expressing Frederick’s Distinct Identity — An Ideas Exhibit” will be on display. Go to www.frederickartscouncil.org.

Junior/Senior Annual Art Exhibition

Through Feb. 1 – Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Allison-Antrim Museum

365 S. Ridge Ave.

Greencastle, Pa.

Greencastle-Antrim High School junior and senior art exhibition, displayed in the south bay of the Barn. For more information, please visit www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.

Friday, Jan. 21


Three exhibits

Continues through Sunday, Feb. 27 – Hours are Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Ice House

Corner of Independence and Mercer streets

Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

“Art Encore” features previously owned fine art, crafts, wearables and jewelry. The selection includes prints, paintings, photographs, pottery and sculpture as well as hand-crafted jewelry and apparel. Artists include local artists such as Lynn Ferris, Phyllis Hagstead and Jane Frenke. “Berkeley Springs and Cacapon State Park Magic” features photography by Manuela Costesco. “The Green Diamond Man and the Red Infinity Woman” features paintings inspired by the fantastic adventures of Costescu. Call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.


Christmas at the Roundhouse

Continues through Sunday, Jan. 30 – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

296 S. Burhans Blvd.


Displays include the Trains of Christmas, Midwood Junction, O-scale, HO-scale and kids trains, railroad artifacts and trains for kids to run. $6; $1, children ages 4 to 15; free for ages 3 and younger. The museum will be closed Call 301-739-4665 or go to www.roundhouse.org.


Live Music Friday

Friday, Jan. 21 – 5:30 p.m.

Music Makers

46 W. Main St.

Waynesboro, Pa.

Brad Munn will perform. Please wear a mask inside if possible, regardless of vaccination history. The latest guidance from the CDC is for everyone to mask up when inside a public venue, and to socially distance from people not in your households who are not vaccinated. Performers and audience seating will remain distanced at this time.



Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22 – 7:30 p.m.

The Maryland Theatre

21 S. Potomac St.


Authentic Community Theatre will present “Cabaret.” The production includes sexual content and is recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets cost $25 plus fees. Go to www.themarylandtheatre.com/act#cabaret.

‘Shout! The Mod Musical’

Continues through Sunday, Feb. 27; Fridays and Saturdays – 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 27 – 1 p.m.

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater

44 N. Potomac St., rear


‘Shout! The Mod Musical’ features the music and fashions of the 1960s. Tickets cost $59.50; $53.50, police, fire, EMS responder only, $53.50, member only; $49.50, children ages 5 to 12. All tickets subject to a $2 order fee. Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; the theater cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. All sales final. Ticket price includes dinner and show. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.


Continues through Saturday, March 5 – Friday and Saturday, doors open 6 p.m.; matinees on the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month, doors open 12:30 p.m.

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

5 Willowdale Drive

Frederick, Md.

The sisters have been given an all-expense-paid trip on the “Faith of All Nations” cruise. The cast of the ship’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” become ill and the sisters are asked to put on a revue. Tickets for Friday evenings and Sunday matinees cost $52; tickets for Saturday evenings cost $55. For tickets, stop by the theater or call 301-662-6600.

Saturday, Jan. 22


Jonathan Street Community & Coffee

Saturday, Jan. 22 – 11 a.m., coffee and conversation; 11:30 a.m., community walk and tour

Robert W. Johnson Community Center

109 W. North Ave.


Free hot chocolate and coffee from Cannon Coffee.

This tour is part of a new project with the Neighborhood Design Center and Preservation Maryland to map community assets in the Jonathan Street neighborhood. Bring stories about the neighborhood past and present, and ideas for future improvements.

Hosted by youth volunteers from the Robert W. Johnson Community Center, leaders from Brothers Who Care and more community partners for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information, call Fred Chavis at 240-818-1728 or email at [email protected].


Fried Chicken Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 22 – 3 to 7 p.m. or until sold out

Community Volunteer Fire Company of Disrtrict 12

18002 Tilghmanton Road


The menu includes one-fourth fried chicken, two sides, roll and drink for $10; half a fried chicken, two sides, roll and drink for $13. Eat-in or carry out will be available.

Monday, Jan. 24


President’s Lecture on Nobel Prizes

Monday, Jan. 24 – 6:30 p.m.

Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Shepherd University’s President’s Lecture Series will present its annual deep dive into the Nobel Prize. A panel of six Shepherd professors will discuss the importance of the 2021 Nobel Laureates’ works and the nature of the prize in each discipline. To access the Zoom link, visit the President’s Lecture webpage at https://www.shepherd.edu/president/presidents-lecture-series.

Tuesday, Jan. 25


Music for Pre-schoolers

Tuesdays, Jan. 25-Feb. 22 – 4:15-5 p.m.

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

For students aged 4 to 6, with parents or caregivers, this class is designed ot prepare children for later instrumental studies or voice lessons. The group will play wood, metal and shaker instruments, sing songs and echo songs, develop listening skills and work with creative movement and circle dances. Students and accompanying care ivers are required to wear masks. Tuition is $65 for the five-week session. For more information and to register, contact the Community Music coordinator at [email protected].


William Brish Planetarium Programs

Tuesday, Jan. 25 – 5:30 to 8 p.m.

William Brish Planetarium

820 Commonwealth Ave.


“Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum” for upper elementary-age and general audiences will be presented from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; “Oasis in Space” for general audiences will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets on sale now. Programs are limited to 32 attendees. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. No late admissions. All patrons are required to wear face masks at all times. Tickets cost $3.75; $2.50 for ages birth to 18 years; free for Gold Card holders (call the planetarium at 301-766-2898 for a coupon code). All tickets must be purchased in advance at wbp.booktix.com. Tickets are non-refundable.

Family Skate Night

Tuesday, Jan. 25 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Skate Palace

17333 Virginia Ave.


Hosted by Washington County Parks and Recreation. $5, includes admission and skates. Call 240-313-2805 or go to www.washcorecfit.com.

Thursday, Jan. 27



Thursday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Jan. 30

Downtown Chambersburg, Pa.

Highlights include: double-wide ice slide, Thursday, Jan. 27, Friday, Jan. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30, noon to 4 p.m.; live carving of giant ice sculptures Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. around downtown; outdoor corn hole tournament Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the street at 100 Lincoln Way East. Free admission; change for several events. For a complete schedule, go to icefestpa.com.

Saturday, Jan. 29


Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, Jan. 29 – 7-11 a.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church

19731 Shiloh Church Road


Drive-through only. Breakfast by donation; benefits the Shiloh Church Youth Group. Pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs. Sausage gravy also available for pre-order for $5 per quart. Contact Rhonda at [email protected]; 301-992-7254.


The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Virtuosos & Rivals: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Saint-Georges

Saturday, Jan. 29 – 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 30 – 3 p.m.

Online at MSO Live!

The concert will feature Thomas Pandolfi, pianist. The program will include Overture to L’Amant anonyme by Saint-Georges; Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Mendelssohn; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 432 by Mozart. All subscribers and ticket holders will have the option to stream the performances for a period of seven days on over 1,000 devices including iOS, Android, MACs, PCs, and via Roku, Amazon Fire, Airplay, and Chromecast. Additionally, native apps can now be downloaded on Roku and Fire TV for easier viewing at home. Tickets for the concert live stream are $29.99 per household. Tickets can be purchased online at https://watch.marylandsymphony.org/ or by calling the Box Office at 301-797-4000, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 30


Winter Family Hike

Sunday, Jan. 30 – 1 to 3 p.m.

Appalachian Trail

The Institute will offer a winter hike for families with children age 10 and older. Led by an Institute naturalist, hikers will explore the wonders found in the woods. Free. Advance registration is required. To register, email [email protected]. The meeting place for the hike will be sent upon registration. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.

Tuesday, Feb. 1


Amazing Tablescapes

Continues through Monday, Feb. 28


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ annual fundraising event features tables transformed into magical tablescapes by local artists. Table photos will be available online for the public from Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Monday, Feb. 28. Online voting for the People’s Choice Award ends Feb. 28, 2022, at 4 p.m. People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced March 3 at the Museum’s Annual Meeting.Go to Wcmfa.org/amazing-tablescapes.

Wednesday, Feb. 2


African-American Heritage Special Exhibits

Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Monday, Feb. 28

Washington County Free Library

100 S. Potomac St.


In recognition of Black History Month. Exhibits also will be on display at Sideling Hill Visitors Center, I-70 West near Hancock, and Allegany College of Maryland Library in Cumberland, Md. Sponsored by African-American Historical Association of Western Maryland. For information, call 304-539-1650, email [email protected] or go to www.aahawmd.org.

Thursday, Feb. 3


The McCartney Years

Thursday, Feb. 3 – 7 p.m.

The Maryland Theatre

21 S. Potomac St.


A tribute to Paul McCartney from the days of The Beatles to Wings. The concert includes a standard set by McCartney in the early 1970s. Tickets cost $34.50 to $54.40 plus fees. Call 301-790-2000 or go to www.themarylandtheatre.com.

Matthew West — The Brand New Tour

Thursday, Feb. 3 – 7 p.m.

Gateway Church

11017 Kemps Mill Road


Dove Award-winner Matthew West will be joined by contemporary Christian artists Anne Wilson and Hannah Kerr. Tickets are $25, $28, $70 and $100. For information, call 855-484-1991 or go to www.platformtickets.com .


‘Detroit ’67’

Continues through Sunday March 6 – Thursdays, Feb. 3 and 24; Fridays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Saturdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 – 8 p.m.; Sundays, Feb. 20 and 27 – 3 p.m.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

31 W. Patrick St.

Frederick, Md.

In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is starting and Chelle and her brother Lank find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots. Tickets cost $28. For tickets, go to Marylandensemble.org. Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Vaccination wristbands from other Theater District venues (Weinberg Center For The Arts, New Spire Stages) will be accepted at MET. Patrons younger than 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) but must mask.

Friday, Feb. 4


Songs in the Attic: The Music of Billy Joel

Friday, Feb. 4 – 7 p.m.

The Maryland Theatre

21 S. Potomac St.


A musical tribute to Billy Joel. David Clark performs the music of Billy Joel with spot-on accuracy. Tickets cost $54.50 plus fees. Call 301-790-2000 or go to TheMarylandTheatre.com/billy.

Saturday, Feb. 5


Soup and Sandwich Sale

Saturday, Feb. 5 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or until sold out

Shiloh United Methodist Church

19731 Shiloh Church Rd


Carry-out only; benefits the Shiloh Church General Fund. Ham and bean soup, $9 per quart; chicken corn soup, $9 per quart; ham sandwich $4 each. Call 301-797-4083.

The Greencastle-Antrim High School Junior/Senior exhibition will be on display at the Allison-Antrim Museum until Feb. 1.

The Greencastle-Antrim High School Junior/Senior exhibition will be on display at the Allison-Antrim Museum until Feb. 1.

This article originally appeared on The Herald-Mail: What’s NXT in art, entertainment and community events