I’ve never been a fan of November with its dark evenings (don’t forget to “fall back” your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday night!) and cold, dark mornings and the whole beginning of winter thing. I’m sure some of these upcoming events will snap me out of it and as always, feel free to add any events that you know about in the comments. For a more complete list, check out the calendar of events at the Frederick Tourism website.
On selected dates in November, check out the Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Jekyll and Hyde.
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave.
Events in November at the Weinberg include Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, Koresh Dance Company, Cherish The Ladies, and the screening of the classic movie Miracle on 34th Street. Check their website for more November events. Personally the most intriguing performance for me (and not just because I’m a Finn!) is Circo Aereo: Espresso.
Witty, imaginative and inventive, Finnish circus theatre troupe Circo Aereo is recognized throughout Europe as a pioneer of the New Circus genre. This stunning “theater without words” mixes traditional big-top acts such as juggling and aerial work with innovative cabaret theater, movement and humor. Espresso, a work of astonishing virtuosity and subtle parody, careens at high speed through the labyrinthine annals of circus history. Circo Aereo will delight Frederick audiences of all ages with its enchanting excursion into the glorious realms of circus arts.
Saturday, November 7th is First Saturday with the theme of A Downtown Open House:
Kick-off the holiday season in Downtown Frederick during the November First Saturday – A Downtown Open House on Saturday, November 7th from 5 – 9pm. Downtown merchants open their doors till 9pm to share the holiday spirit with shoppers. Enjoy free carriage rides and hot cocoa along with tons of holiday entertainment throughout downtown! Also, enjoy guest artists, exhibit openings and special activities at downtown’s many specialty stores and restaurants from 5 – 9pm.
November 11th is Veteran’s Day and the 5th Annual Echo Taps sounds like an amazing thing to see (quoted from the tourism website calendar of events):
Musicians will play Taps from Mt. Olivet Cemetery to Memorial Park, with the last Bugler being on the belfry of Calvary United Methodist Church playing Taps at 11:00 am to begin the ceremonies at Memorial Park.
The Maryland Christmas Show runs at the Frederick Fairgrounds from November 20-29th.
November 27th is Frosty Friday (that link is to last year’s Frosty Friday info, but I included it anyway so that you can read about what Frosty Friday is. Hopefully the Downtown Frederick Partnership will update their website with this year’s info soon) and Santa’s arrival in Frederick at Everedy Square and Shab Row.
If anyone has information on restaurants doing a special Thanksgiving menu, let us know. I’m not having a lot of luck finding that out so far but I’ll keep nosing around. If we get enough of them, we can do a separate post.