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May 2017 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts
May 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Dorchester Center for the Arts, located on 321 High Street in downtown Cambridge, is the community arts organization providing diverse programs, instruction and support for all the arts in Dorchester County. A non-profit organization, it offers gallery shows, art classes and an artisans’ gift shop. For information, call 410-228-7782 or visit www.dorchesterarts.org.
In the Gallery ~ Friday Night Live: Spring Comedy
May 26 and June 30, 7-9 p.m.
Stand-up comedy and competition take center stage at the Dorchester Center for the Arts this spring. Come be a part of pure entertainment guaranteed to break your funny bone and still keep you wanting more. The stage is set as amateur comedians take part in an open mic challenge where your vote helps determine the winner of each night’s money prize. Local comedians, comic-newbies and people who lost bets and now must succumb to the embarrassment of being on stage are welcome. Let loose, laugh and forget the troubles of Monday through Friday. Two nights: Friday, May 26 and Friday, June 30. Admission free for DCA members and $5 for non-members. There is a Grand Prize determined each night. To be a performer, contact Bruce Grove at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Classroom ~ Fans, Shells and Shawls
Using the shell and fan stitches, instructor Mary Romans teaches how to make a variety of crochet projects from shawls to blankets. All projects will use a size J Hook and worsted weight yarn. Bring a J hook to the first class. Projects will be selected during the first class; yarn will not be necessary until second class. Some crochet experience preferred. The session will be held on Saturday mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon from May 13 through June 10 (no class Memorial Day).
In the Performance Hall ~ “From Baroque to Broadway”
Sunday, May 21 • 2 p.m.
John Wesley Wright, Tenor, along with Award-Winning Vocalists from Salisbury University. Accompanied by Veronica Tomanek.
John Wesley Wright and award-winning vocalists from the Salisbury Department of Music, Theatre and Dance offer an eclectic program of music “From Baroque to Broadway.” The concert will include famous operatic repertoire such as “The Pearl Fishers Duet” as well as Broadway favorites like “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables.
John Wesley Wright is known for his artistic and soulful interpretations of music. With a host of opera and oratorio roles, art songs, spirituals and cabaret music in his repertoire, he is also a member of the internationally acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble. Also performing will be extremely talented vocalists Adam Beres, Desiree Borges, Jeremiah Copeland, Patrick Gover, Syed Jaffery, Maggie Jones, Chase Reeves, Jordyn Stokes-James, Jeffrey Todd and John Wixted. Alternates include Katie Barton, Alex Cooper, Justin Kriger and Katy Schell. A champagne reception will follow the performance.
Tickets are $10 for DCA members and $12 for non-members. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission. The series will continue this fall with two additional concert events.
3rd Annual Plein Air Golf Tournament and Artist Showcase
Sunday, June 4
Sponsored by Dorchester Center for the Arts and PNC Wealth Management
Choptank River Golf and Events Center, 5650 Country Club Road, Cambridge
Registration 11 a.m. Tee Time 1 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m.
Special Artist Reception • Saturday, June 3 • 6 p.m. $50. (limited to first 50 guests)
Dinner and Auction • Sunday, June 4 • 6 p.m. $50.
Format: $400 for a foursome includes dinner. Shot gun scramble start. Prizes for golfers in two divisions based upon handicap. Eighteen artists will participate in a juried art show on the course. Cash awards for top ranking and honorable mentions. Live auction for top three paintings during dinner. Remaining 15 paintings will be included in a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships for the DCA summer arts program and improvements to the performance venue. Sponsorships are still available.
For information, or to register for the event, contact Dorchester Center for the Arts at 410-228-7782, or www.dorchesterarts.org.