A&E calendar

October 15, 2006

Curtis Symphony Orchestra

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Violist Roberto Diaz will be the featured soloist. Selections include Penderecki's Viola Concerto, Beethoven's "Leonore" Overture No. 3, and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. 3 p.m. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive. Tickets cost $10 to $20. Call 717-477-SHOW or go to

'Houdini, Jazz and the Great I Am'

Program combines poetry and jazz from poets Hope Maxwell-Snyder and Ed Zahniser and music by the Don Oehser Trio. 2:30 p.m. Reception will follow. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727.

Catoctin Colorfest

THURMONT, Md. - About 350 juried arts and crafts will be exhibited at Thurmont Community Park, Guardian Hose Company Activities Grounds and Thurmont Middle School. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.


Not made in Japan

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Tools, furniture and other items made in Greencastle or Antrim Township. 1 to 4 p.m. today; noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19; and by appointment. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave. Call 717-597-9010 or go to

'Black Coffee'

MIDDLETOWN, Va. - A little-known Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie about nuclear weapons research and a murder. The official opening is at 6:30 p.m. today. Showtimes are 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays continuing through Saturday, Nov. 11. Wayside Theatre, Main Street. Tickets cost $10 to $27. Call 540-869-1776 or go to


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The racially charged political thriller tells the story of how death row inmate Darius McReele ends up running for the U.S. Senate. Shepherd University's Studio Theater at Sara Cree Hall. Tickets cost $4 to $10. Continues through Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets sold at the box office. For show times, call 304-876-5525 or go to

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