Staff picks for Jan. 6-12

January 06, 2011
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Top Five Events
Elvis lives
Tribute artist Kevin Booth will celebrate Elvis’ 76th birthday with a concert to benefit the Parent-Child Center. Cash bar and games of chance. 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge, 11063 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Open to the public; must be 18 or older. $10. Reserve seats in advance at 301-791-2224.

Christian musical weekend
New Year’s Revolution will feature Josh Carter, Curvine, Shaddai Sons, 3rd Day and Consumed. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8; 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9. Gateway Ministries, Md. 63 and Kemps Mill Road, Williamsport. Call 301-582-4595 or e-mail

Two guitarists perform
First Friday Coffeehouse will feature guitarists Sam Pacetti and Ed Barney. Snacks and refreshments served. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, midway between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10 donation requested. Call Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.

Early cartoon fest
See cartoon characters from the 1930s through early ’50s, including Felix the Cat and an early version of Tom and Jerry. 2 p.m. Sunday at Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., downtown Frederick, Md. $7; $5, seniors, students and children. For tickets, call 301-600-2828 or go to

Piano soloist
Joseph Smith will perform a program including “Lyric Pieces” by Grieg, Fantasy in C minor by Mozart and “Invitation to the Dance” by von Weber. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; a reception will follow. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. $5; free for members. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Top Five Free
Astronomy exhibit
“Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery,” a NASA-funded exhibit celebrating achievements of astronomy over the centuries. H. John Woods from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies will talk about the Hubble Telescope. Tri-State Astronomers will host an outdoor skywatch. Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit continues through Friday, March 4. Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. Call 301-824-7722.

Oldies rock
The Flashbacks will perform music of the 1950s and ’60s. Part of Noteworthy Sundays, hosted by Washington County Free Library. 3 p.m. Sunday at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, 7 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free; limited seating. To reserve seats, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136. Go to

Tiny portraits
“Treasures of the Vault” exhibition series will feature an exhibit of miniature painted portraits and silhouettes. The show opens Saturday. Anne Verplanck will give a lecture on portrait miniatures in America on Sunday, Jan. 16. Exhibit continues through Sunday, April 17. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Abstract art show
Paintings by James Ramsburg will be on display. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m.Saturday at Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail or go to

Governors’ signatures
The Brumbaugh Collection of Pennsylvania governors’ signatures will be displayed. Opening reception, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit closes Thursday, Jan. 27. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations accepted. Call 717-597-9010 or go to

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