Staff picks for June 2

June 02, 2011
  • Pete Lancaster performs at a fundraiser to benefit the Washington County Historical Society.
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The Top Five

Pickin’ and cloggin’
Pick & ’Nic Festival features live music with Back Creek Valley Boys, Circa Blue, Drymill Road and Stoney Creek on Saturday. Workshops for clogging, flat picking and playing banjo or mandolin. Bring chair or blanket. 10 a.m. gates open; 11 a.m. music begins. Moose Acres, 1063 Douglas Grove Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. $10 per person in advance; $15 at the gate. Go to

An artist and a scientist walk into a bar ...
The Ice House presents “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a play by Steve Martin which imagines a chance meeting in a Parisian cafe between Picasso and Einstein as young men. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturdays, June 4 and 11, Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 10; 3 p.m. Sundays, June 5 and 12. Ice House, corner of Independence and Mercer streets, downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va. $10; $7 members, and Thursday, pay as you can. Contains mild adult themes. For Call 304-258-2300.

Arts festival
A juried arts festival featuring more than 100 artists, artist demonstrations and two stages of events. Kickoff concert at 6 p.m. Friday will feature the U.S. Naval Academy pop band Electric Brigade. Festival continues 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Carroll Creek Linear Park, downtown Frederick, Md. Go to

Western Maryland Blues Fest
A weekend of blues music. For more information, go to
• Blues Prelude at 5 p.m. Thursday at University Plaza, 32 W. Washington St., in downtown Hagerstown. Free.
• Lotta Blues Show, 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, City’s Central Parking Lot. Tickets cost $20 plus $2.50 transaction fee in advance or $25 at the gate; $7 for ages 6 to 12.
• Downtown House Party from noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, City’s Central Parking Lot. Tickets cost $35 plus $2.50 transaction fee in advance or $40 at the gate; $7 for ages 6 to 12.
• Family Blues Picnic from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at City Park, Hagerstown. Free.

Blues party
Live music by Peter Lancaster Band and food catered by Black-Eyed Susan Restaurant & Catering. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the rear porch of the Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $20. Limited tickets available at the gate. Enter at the rear garden gate. Proceeds benefit Washington County Historical Society. Call 301-797-8782.

The Five Free

Archaeology exhibit
Allison-Antrim Museum features American Indian artifacts from about 10,000 years of history at a local site. The exhibit continues through June at the museum at 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Call 717-597-9010 go to or follow greencastlemuzm on Twitter.

Outdoor gospel concert
Downhome Gospel Singers will perform. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hagerstown City Park, band shell, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Free and open to the public. Call Janice at 301-791-5464.

Local artists’ show
The Franklin County Art Alliance will hold its 40th annual exhibition on Sunday. More than 350 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by area artists will be displayed. Reception 2 to 5 p.m.; awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Exhibit continues 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, through Friday, Thursday, June 9. Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive, Fayetteville, Pa. Call 717-267-1396.

Soap box derby racing
All-American Soap Box Derby Stock and super stock divisions racing. Local winners earn a chance to go to national championship races in Akron, Ohio. 9 a.m. Saturday at High Street Hill in Hancock. Call 240-625-2150.

First Friday artwalk
Live music, children’s activities and demonstrating artists. “Chalk It Up” is this months’ theme. Sidewalk chalk for impromptu art creations will be available at various sites along Main Street. Voxology will perform at the Courthouse Plaza. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-261-0072.

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