Friday, April 29, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend in
Downtown Frederick

Another weekend of fun is upon us in Downtown Frederick as we wrap up the end of April and welcome the start of May. Join us downtown for all the fun events happening this weekend!

Friday | April 29, 2016: |
  • Diamond Days Kick-Off Cocktail Party| 6:00PM-8:00PM | Colonial Jewelers | To kick-off the biggest diamond event of the year, join Colonial Jewelers for a cocktail party. Get a first look Diamond Day jewelry, plus exclusive sales and give-aways all night! For more information on this event, click here.
  • The Comedy Pigs | 10:30PM-11:30PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre| Start your weekend off with laughter with the Pigs! Maryland Ensemble Theatre's resident comedy troupe brings you hilarious improv comedy that will keep you laughing all night. For more information & to purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday | April 30, 2016: |
  • Bring-A-Broom Saturday | 8:30AM-11:30AM | Downtown Frederick | The fifth annual Bring-A-Broom Saturday is here! Help clean up Downtown Frederick just in time for Spring. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bring a broom, water, comfy shoes, sunscreen and be ready to work! On the day of the event, register at the Partnership office (19 E Church St) between 8:30-9:00AM and receive your clean up assignments. For more information, click here! Also check out the Bring-A-Broom Facebook page to keep up with the latest event info.
  • Clara Barton's Civil War | 2:30PM-3:30PM | National Museum of Civil War Medicine | Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as museum volunteer Dr. Jon Willen details how the Civil War impacted the life of Clara Barton, and how she changed history on and off the battlefield. For more information, click here.
Sunday | May 1, 2016: |
  • Sunday Brunch | 11:00AM-3:00PM | the Wine Kitchen on the Creek
    Photo Credit: the Wine Kitchen Facebook
     A Sunday favorite, Sunday Brunch at the Wine Kitchen is a must! From Pastrami Benedict to Frittata -- or even The WK Hangover Helper, for those who had an eventful Saturday evening. Check out the Sunday Brunch menu here!
  • Cinderella | 1:30PM-3:30PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre | Relive the classic fairy tale of Cinderella as the Theatricks take the stage of the MET. You won't want to miss this lively take on the enchanted tale of Cinderella. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Be sure to capture all of your fun downtown weekend activities and share them with us using our hashtags!

#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Upcoming Partnership Events:
| Mayfest | Alive @ 5

Reminder: We are still accepting sign-ups for the Sidewalk Art Contest taking place during Mayfest from 10am-12pm. For more information, click here.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend in
Downtown Frederick

Sun's out fun's out in Downtown Frederick. Join us in all the many happenings of downtown this weekend! Delicious dining, thirst-quenching drinks, unique shopping and exciting events! You won't want to miss out!`

Friday | April 22, 2016: |
  • Earth Day Gardening Activity| 3:00PM-6:00PM | Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts | Celebrate Earth Day in the Bear's backyard by planting seeds with kits provided by Plan Toys®. For ages 3 years & up. This event is free and no registration is required.
  • Salut Salon | 8:00PM-10:00PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts| Dubbed by NPR as "a bout of one-up-womanship," this quartet of classical music-singing women is taking the stage of the Weinberg! Check out Salut Salon here!

Saturday | April 23, 2016: |
  • Frederick Veg Out| 2:00PM-6:00PM | Carroll Creek | The first Downtown Frederick veg-friendly street fair celebration is taking over the Creek. Many downtown businesses will be showcasing their vegan cuisine and cruelty-free products. Several local charities will also be on hand. Click here for more information!
  • The Downtown Collective + Skate Jam | 2:00PM-9:00PM | The Old Frederick News-Post Building |
    The Frederick News-Post and the Partnership have joined forces to bring an all-day event of fun, music, fashion, art and home design. The News-Post's inaugural Skate Jam will be held during the day, featuring live music, live art demonstrations, a giant public art project, and local food & drinks (cash bar). Downtown Frederick Partnership will host its annual fashion show, featuring ensembles from some of the most fashionable boutiques of Downtown Frederick. For more information on this fun event & to purchase tickets, click here!
  • Chonda Pierce : Focus on the Funny Tour | 7:00PM-9:00PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts | Emmy-nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce is gracing the stage of the Weinberg to bring laughter to the audience with her fierce wit and southern charm. To learn more, click here.
Sunday | April 24, 2016: |
  • Sunday Brunch | 11:00AM-3:00PM | The Tasting Room |
    Photo Credit: The Tasting Room Facebook Page
     No Sunday is complete without a delicious brunch to start the day. The Tasting Room Brunch menu is like no other. Steak & Eggs. Crab & Asparagus Omelettes. Shrimp & Grits. So many decadent options to choose from, as well as a beverage menu that has you wanting one of each! Check out their menu here and head over to The Tasting Room to experience this Sunday treat for yourself!
  • Frederick Reads: Author Event featuring Dan Fesperman | 2:00PM-3:00PM | C. Burr Artz Library | Join Frederick Reads at C. Burr Artz Public Library Community Room for an Author reading of The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman. This award-winning novelist is a can't miss! For more information on the author and his latest novel, click here.
  • Craft Party by the Muse - Encaustics; photo transfer on fabric with pastels and color pencil | 3:00PM-5:00PM | 113 W All Saints St | Learn the technique of encaustic (collaging with wax). Use photo transfer paper with a copied image to transfer a picture. Use pastels and colored pencils to add color and line or texture through rubbings. For more information on this class and upcoming classes, click here.
  • Voca People| 4:00PM-6:00PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts | The Voca People are returning to the Weinberg stage for a night of laughter, a capella harmonies and beat-box simulations. Dubbed "the coolest show ever" by Jimmy Fallon, you won't want to miss this funky, energetic act! For more information, click here.

Be sure to capture all of your fun downtown weekend activities and share them with us using our hashtags!

#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Downtown Collective - Color Consults with Patrick Street Interiors

Meet the Expert in Color!

The Downtown Collective will be featuring Color Consultations with Patrick Street Interiors design expert and owner, Lydia Baker.

Get inspired with a free mini-color consultation! Bring photos and swatches, and look forward to leaving with ideas for transforming a room with color! Patrick Street Interiors will be hosting consults on Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23 at their shop on 220 E Patrick St., at various times.

For more information and to reserve your consult time slot, click here.

Be sure to click on the logo to visit the Patrick Street Interiors Facebook page!

Patrick Street Interiors:

Patrick Street Interiors is a full service interior design shop as well as stockist for Farrow & Ball Paint and Fine Paints of Europe. Their expert listening skills enable them to gather the needed information to advise and to create interior spaces based on the client's individual preferences and requirements. Color Consultancy is Patrick Street Interiors' specialty among their many other services. Lydia Baker, owner of Patrick Street Interiors, says, "I am looking forward to meeting local residents who need assistance with their home's interior and exterior color choices."

Be sure to join Downtown Frederick Partnership in celebrating another year of fashion, art, home + design by attending The Downtown Collective on April 23, 2016.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend in
Downtown Frederick

Warmer weather is finally returning with an anticipation of mid-70's this weekend. What better place to enjoy the sunshine than in Downtown Frederick! Grab your friends and join us downtown this weekend for sun, fun and tons to do!

Friday | April 15, 2016: |
  • Live Story Time| 1:30PM-2:00PM | Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts |
    Watch Bark, George by Jules Feiffer come to life as Maryland Ensemble Theatre actors engage children during an interactive story time & craft. Welcome to children, ages 3-8 years 
    • Free No registration required.
  • Historical Society of Frederick County - Talbots Shopping Event | 5:00PM-8:00PM | Talbots | You worked hard all week. Now it's time to treat yourself AND make a difference. Please join the Historical Society of Frederick County and Talbots to help make a difference in a shopping event at Talbots. 10% of pre-tax sales will be donated. For more information call 301.663.1188 or visit
  • The Comedy Pigs | 10:30PM-11:30PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre | The Pigs are back! Start your weekend off with laughs as Maryland Ensemble Theatre's resident comedy troupe brings you more hilarious improv comedy served with a side of craziness. For more information, click here.

Saturday | April 16, 2016: |
  • Cinderella | 1:30PM-3:30PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre | Relive the magical story of Cinderella, live at the MET! This classic fairy tale will enchant you and your family from April 16 - May 15, on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30PM. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here.
  • "The Night Cry" - Silent (1926) | 2:00PM-3:30PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts | Join the Weinberg Center for the Arts for the viewing of "The Night Cry," as part of the Silent Film Series. This 1926 silent explores the life of Rin Tin Tin, a sheep dog wrongly accused of attacking neighboring lambs. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here.
  • Civil War Author Event - Pat Donohoe | 2:30PM-3:30PM | National Museum of Civil War Medicine | Author, Patricia A. Donohoe will be talking about her book, The Printer's Kill: The Life and Letters of a Civil War Newspaperman and His Family, using what she learned from her great-great grandfather, Will Tomlinson. This event is included with admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. For more information, click here.
Sunday | April 17, 2016: |
  • Sunday Brunch | 11:30AM-2:30PM | Ayse Meze Lounge | Of course Sunday Brunch is on our radar. Check out Ayse Meze Lounge's delicious line up of brunch buffet items, including a hummus bar - YUM! So many unique choices. Plus, great drink specials too! Have you ever tried their pomegranate mimosas? Click here to view the menu.
  • Frederick Reads: Author Event featuring Naomi Shihab Nye | 2:00PM-4:00PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts | Calling all poetry lovers! Poet Naomi Shihab Nye will be at the Weinberg for poetry readings, book signing, Q&As and more! This event is free and open to the public. For more information about Naomi Shihab Nye, click here.

Be sure to capture all of your fun downtown weekend activities and share them with us using our hashtags!

#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Downtown Collective - Meet the Fashion Experts

Meet the Fashion Experts

For over five years, Downtown Frederick Partnership has teamed up with some of Frederick's most fashionable downtown shops to host a fashion social, showcasing the area's trendiest ensembles. With fashion inspiration emanating from chic cities like Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD, local downtown boutiques offer something for everyone.

The Downtown Collective Fashion Show will feature styles from Aspire, Ec'clectibles, Erica Burns Designs, Molly's Meanderings, Shabby Chic, Silk&Burlap, TLC Bridal Boutique, Velvet Lounge and Zebop, as well as hair and make up styling by JKW Beauty.

Be sure to click on the logos to visit their sites!


Specializing in unique and elegant fashions, Aspire is a boutique for women of all ages. Shopping is done in a welcoming, comfortable environment where you can find a variety of sizes, styles and price points. The boutique has been serving its customers for 8 years with outstanding customer service, making sure you find styles that make you feel confident and happy. Owner of Aspire, Eileen Foley-Breck, says, "We love the collaboration of all the downtown stores. It's a wonderful environment in which to showcase all Frederick has to offer in the fashion and home goods industries."


Ec'clectibles recently celebrated its 12th anniversary, and is dedicated to shopping the world to bring unique and heartfelt items to you for your gift giving needs. This shop prides itself in offering "something special for everyone!" Ec'clectibles is excited to introduce you to UNOde50 Jewelry. UNOde50 was founded in the late 1990s by a group of designers in Madrid, Spain, who resolved to establish a jewelry fashion brand that would break all existing moulds. The brand started out with the original and exclusive philosophy of creating only 50 units of each design, thereby supplying the trademark name. The jewelry is an amazing fusion of tradition and modernity, and has an artistic handcrafted quality that makes it a must have for your jewelry collection.

Erica Burns Designs:

Aesthetically designed. Simplistic and understated with a hint of edginess. Erica Burns Designs strives to create jewelry that is organic, a bit wonky, delicate and feminine. Using recycled metals, each piece is handcrafted in the Downtown Frederick studio. Owner and designer, Erica Burns turned her lifelong passion for accessories and crafting into a Downtown Frederick business in 2015 and has been thriving ever since. 

JKW Beauty:

For picture-perfect beauty, JKW Beauty is an expert. Having recently opened in Downtown Frederick within the last few months, JKW Beauty is a dynamic and intimate small team of experienced makeup artists, hair stylists, and airbrush-tan specialists that offer beauty services for any special event. Owner Jordan (Winn) Lewis is looking forward to doing modern and trendy looks for the models of the fashion showcase. 

Molly's Meanderings:

For more than 15 years, Molly's Meanderings has been offering chic apparel and fabulous gifts in a relaxing shopping environment. Striving to offer an exceptional and personal shopping experience, with offerings from Brighton jewelry and handbags to small American made clothiers. This downtown boutique believes that apparel and accessories are a reflection of who you are and should make you feel your best! Owner, Leslie Atanasoff is looking forward to having a focus on fashion from downtown merchants. She says, "This is where you find on trend fashion and something different than what your typical chain stores offer. 

Shabby Chic:

Shabby Chic Boutique carries clothing for women that want the latest styles, comfortable fit and reasonable prices for all sizes and ages. New merchandise arrives daily, providing customers with fresh wardrobe option that range from trendy to timeless looks.


Focused on encouraging their customers to create their own style evolution, Silk&Burlap provide lasting beauty through smart, accessibly style with unique apparel and women's accessories. Six years ago, owners Angelique Hoffman and Saule Smariga joined together to bring to life their dream of a thriving Downtown Frederick boutique. With Angelique's history as a District Manager for Williams-Sonoma and Saule's experience as a Buyer with Nordstrom, the pair strikes great balance which has led to the creation of a perfectly balanced lifestyle boutique. Their passion for creating warm interiors with a collected-over-time feel, and their love for the ever-changing, always evolving world of fashion blended effortlessly to create a uniquely curated boutique with a focus on made in the USA fashion and accessory brands, vintage up-cycled furnishings and unique wares for the modern home that will keep you inspired from season to season. Their passion and commitment for local charities has led to the development of several annual events that give back to their local community. Silk&Burlap is looking forward to supporting the Partnership, the community, and keeping Art and Fashion alive in Downtown Frederick.

TLC Bridal Boutique:

Founded 13 years ago on the concept of offering value without sacrificing quality and service, TLC Bridal Boutique believes every bride deserves excellent customer service and attention to detail. Owner, JayJay Bidle is looking forward to getting more involved with all the fun that Downtown has to offer and showcasing beautiful gowns for the brides-to-be.

Velvet Lounge:

This trendy, laid-back shop has been serving business in Downtown Frederick since its opening in 1998. Velvet Lounge is a women's clothing boutique that carries fun brands such as Free People, Splendid, Volcom, Obey, Steve Madden, Free Bird, Frye and Rebecca Minkoff. Specializing in individuality, owner April Reardon is excited to show off the shop's style. "We are definitely looking forward to putting some really cool outfits together to show off. We are also looking forward to the high energy action and reaction from the crowd!" 


Fun and funky fashion is nothing new for this offbeat, free-spirited downtown shop. Having made it's way to the Downtown Frederick scene 12 years ago, in 2004, the shop has brought its own lively nature and eccentric style to town.

Be sure to join Downtown Frederick Partnership in celebrating another year of fabulous Frederick fashion by attending The Downtown Collective on April 23, 2016.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend in
Downtown Frederick

Another weekend with plenty to do and see. Don't miss out on the fun. Stroll the streets of Downtown Frederick for unique shopping, delicious dining, entertainment and excitement. Grab your friends and join us downtown this weekend!

Friday | April 8, 2016: |
  • Cheese 101| 6:00PM-7:00PM | Crisafulli's Cheese Shop | Join the experts at Chrisafulli's for a guided taste tour through the seven basic styles of cheese. Learn the basics of tasting and how to build your own cheese plate, as well as any answers to those frequently asked cheese questions. For more information & ticket purchasing, click here.
  • Straight No Chaser: The New Old Fashioned Tour | 8:00PM-10:00PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts | Engage in a night of acappella sensation as Straight No Chaser ignites the Weinberg stage with their eclectic musical arrangements. This ten-piece, all-male acappella group will captivate you with songs from their fifth, newly released album, "The New Old Fashioned." It is sure to be aca-awesome! For more information, click here.
  • Film Screening: Embrace of the Serpent | 8:00PM-10:00PM | Area 31| Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, join our friends at Area 31 for a select screening of Embrace of the Serpent. Get your tickets now by clicking here.

Saturday | April 9, 2016: |
  • Bell and History Day | 10:00AM-4:00PM | Various Museums in Downtown Frederick | Ring in another season of museum visits in historical Downtown Frederick with the Frederick County Historic Sites Consortium. Tour the many fascinating museums that tell the stories of some of our country's most notable and important historical events. For more information and a full list of participating museums, click here
  • Meet the Characters of MET's Cinderella | 1:00PM-2:00PM | Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts | Characters from Maryland Ensemble Theatre's performance of Cinderella will be at the Bear for a meet and greet with kids of all ages! Also, be sure to catch Cinderella next weekend (April 16) at the MET. 
  • Oedipus Rox!| 8:00PM-10:00PM | Maryland Ensemble
    Theatre | 
    Join the Maryland Ensemble Theatre for an original MET production of Oedipus Rox! by Sarah Shulman, with music by Thom Huenger. This edgy rock musical will have you laughing all night long. Oedipus Rox! will be performed every Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM and every Sunday at 3:00PM, from April 8 - May 1. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here

Sunday | April 10, 2016: |
  • Sunday Brunch | 10:30AM-4:00PM | Reina | What is a perfect sunday with out the perfect Sunday Brunch? Get together with a friend over a modern latin bistro brunch from Reina, chock-full of all your favorites. And, the ever popular brunch drinks of choice? Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, of course! To view the full Sunday Brunch menu, click here.
  • Frederick Reads: Author Event featuring Annie Mahon | 4:00PM-5:00PM | Curious Iguana | Join Frederick Reads at Curious Iguana for a free author reading of Things I Did When I Was Hangry by Annie Mahon. Books available for purchase and signing at event. For details, click here.
  • Sunday Stage featuring The Blackberry Bushes Stringband | 5:00PM-8:30PM | The Blue Side | Join The Blue Side for their "Sunday Stage" event featuring The Blackberry Bushes Stringband. This acoustic Americana and bluegrass band combines the best of traditional folk-country music with a modern touch. Be sure to check them out!

Be sure to capture all of your fun downtown activities and share them with us using our hashtags!

#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Friday, April 1, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend in
Downtown Frederick

Hello April!
Don't be a fool, join us downtown this weekend for fun times with great friends, food, drinks & activities!

Friday | April 1, 2016: |
  • Happy Hour | 4:00PM-7:00PM | Brewer's Alley | Enjoy the start of your weekend with $2.75 house drafts at Brewer's Alley. While your there, try their seasonal Wedding Alt!
  • Heavy Lights Unplugged | 8:00PM-9:00PM | Gravel & Grind | Join our friends over at Gravel & Grind for a night of live stripped down music by Heavy Lights. Wind down in this relaxing atmosphere. Tickets are just $5. BYOB. You don' want to miss it. For more info, click here.

Saturday | April 2, 2016: |
  • Blooms at the Bear Craft Activity | 3:00PM-6:00PM | Dancing Bear Toy and Gifts | Help us turn April showers into May flowers! Kids can create brightly colored flowers to take home. For ages 3+. Free admission.
  • April First Saturday : Going Green in Downtown Frederick | 3:00PM-9:00PM | Downtown Frederick | Downtown Frederick
    Partnership is welcoming the new month with April's First Saturday event: Going Green in Downtown Frederick. Learn about sustainable practices within our downtown, peruse gallery openings, late shopping hours and delicious dining options! There are plenty of activities for all ages. For a full list of events, check out our brochure
  • Free Community Shred | 3:00PM-7:00PM | Habitat for Humanity ReStore (622 N Market St) | A free community shred will take place in the parking lot of ReStore to help celebrate Going Green in Downtown Frederick. This event helps to recycle paper through a sustainable outlet. 
  • Retro Prom 2016 | 7:00PM-11:00PM | William Talley Rec Center | Join Maryland Ensemble Theatre as they host their 12th annual Retro Prom fundraiser. Dance the night away with the DJ and the MET company! Prom attire (any decade) is encouraged, though not required. This fun night includes a cash bar, dancing, auction, prom photos, door, prizes, a late-night pizza party, and so much more! Happy Hour from 7:00-8:00PM. Tickets $40, or 2 for $70 ($70 tickets must be ordered in advance only). For more information, click here.

Sunday | April 3, 2016: |
  • Isabella's Famous Brunch | 8:00AM-3:00PM | Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar | Grab a friend and head down to Isabella's to start your Sunday off just right! Traditional American brunch including eggs, bacon, pancakes, french toast, and much more! Plus hand-crafted bloody mary's and mimosas! Yum!
  • Seven Samurai | 2:00PM-5:00PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts | Join the Weinberg for the showing of the 1954 film Seven Samurai as a part of their Cinema Classics Movies Series. This drama features a poor village under attack by bandits that recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. Tickets are just $7 for adults, and just $5 for children, students, seniors and military. For more information, click here.