Top Fives for June 24-30

June 24, 2010

Top Five Things To Do

Alternate jazz

Prophets of the Abstract Truth perform sax-led jazz and more. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Academy Theatre and Applause Catering, second floor banquet hall, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $5 includes light bites from Chef Verdier. Cash bar. Call 301-791-5755.

One-act play festival

Old Opera House Theatre Company presents four one-act plays, the winners of Opera House's annual play-writing contest. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 and $12. For information, call 304-725-4420 or visit

'Nunsense A-Men'

That's right -- this production features the original "Nunsense" script but with men playing the nuns' roles. Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays through Sunday, Aug. 29. Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $25 to $45. Call 301-662-6600.


Jazz heritage concert

The Don Redman Heritage Awards and Concert will feature jazz pianist Harold Mabern and jazz drummer Mickey Roker. The two men will be joined by the Howard Burns Quartet. 6 p.m. Saturday on the lawn behind Mather Training Center on the former Storer College campus in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Call 304-535-6748.

Murder mystery dinner theater

Murder mystery dinner theater presents "The Golden Girls Murder Mystery." Doors open at 12:30 p.m., dinner at 1 p.m. Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $45. Reservations are required; call 301-797-5755.

Top Five Free Events

Children's theater in the park

The Greencastle Amateur Players will present "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Cast features 35 young actors. 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Jerome R. King playground. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Bring seating. Call Ethan Goldbach at 717-377-3101 or e-mail

Hottest rides

Fifty vehicles compete to be included in the 2011 Hottest Rides calendar. The top 13 vehicles will be selected by popular vote. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday The Independent Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road. Each vote costs $1; proceeds go to the Community Free Clinic. Call 301-733-5131. See the list of 50 qualifying vehicles at

Korean War remembered

Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association will hold a special program commemorating the beginning of the Korean War. Guest speakers include Brig. Gen. Kook Hwan Kim, defense attache for the Republic of Korea Embassy. The Rohrersville Band will provide patriotic music. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown.

The art of wood

Wood mosaics, sculpture and fine furniture by Terry Bachman. Continues through July 23. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132; or visit

Hancock Barge Bash

Decorated boats and barges will parade along the canal Saturday. 10 a.m., barge viewing at the Rail Trail parking lot and Canal Street; 1 p.m. nautical parade in the canal. Call 301-678-5622 or 301-678-5622.

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