Staff picks: Our top ten events

August 05, 2010

Top Five

The world is your oyster

Robinwood Players will perform Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Not recommended for children younger than 13 years old. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 7. Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $10; free for HCC students, staff and faculty with a valid ID. For tickets, call 301-790-2800, ext. 271. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 14.

'Knife in the Water'

In Roman Polanski's first feature, a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip. Psychological tension breaks out between the men over the young wife. Black-and-white, 1962 film. In Polish with English subtitles. Doors open at 6 p.m.; movie at 7 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $5. Call 301-790-3500 or e-mail

Wind Down Friday

Adam Taylor performs. 5 to 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $5 at the door. Call 301-790-2000 or go to


Red Green in Frederick

Maryland Public Television presents Steve Smith portraying Red Green in "Red Green's Wit and Wisdom Tour." 8 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. For tickets, call 800-522-8915 or go to and click on support, then concerts and events.

Make Me Laugh

Chad Beadle presents a slate of stand-up comics in Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour, 9 p.m., Next Dimensions, 132 Old National Pike, Hagerstown. Tickets are $20. Call 240-367-5052 for tickets.

Top Five Free

Art that smells of the sea

A traveling show of the American Society of Marine Artists features aspects of marine life. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 12. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Balkan music concert

Ethnic Balkan musicians perform the music of the cultures of the Balkan region and Eastern Europe. 5:30 p.m. concert, preceded by a jam for any instruments. Western border of Berkeley Springs State Park, off Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Rain site is at the Ice House Art Center. For more, go to

Farm food fun

Foods from the garden will include heirloom variety tomatoes, melons, squashes, herbs and more. There will be information on preserving food from the garden. Children will make an 1800s replica of a garden water wick from clay pots and carded wool. 1 to 4 p.m. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Free, donations accepted. Call 240-420-1714 or go to

Municipal band

Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform, featuring trombone soloist Fred Gleason. 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Band performs Sundays through Aug. 22. Free. Go to

Watercolor show opens

The artist group Primary Colors will exhibit watercolor paintings. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Aug. 29. Mansion House Art Gallery, 105 Highland Way, City Park, Hagerstown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 301-393-4567.

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