Five for your planner: For Monday, Sept. 18

September 16, 2011
  • Chad Beadle will host the next Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour Friday, Sept. 23, at Next Dimensions.
Chad Beadle will host the next Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour Friday, Sept. 23, at Next Dimensions.

1. A night of chuckles

Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour will feature Chris Abeles, Abaylah Banks, Will Ableles, D. Rock, hosted by Chad Beadle, pictured. DJ Tracy G will provide music at the after party. 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Next Dimensions Dining and Catering, 132 Old National Pike, Hagerstown. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. VIP passes available. Call 240-367-5052 or go to

2. A short spook

Local filmmakers Neon Reel will show their short film, "The Black-Eyed Children" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Still reeling from the death of her father, an emotionally fragile young woman grapples with the unexplained appearance of two unearthly children. Q&A to follow with filmmakers. 7 p.m. Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. Free. Call ahead to register at 301-824-7722.

3. Rocking the night away

Rock 'n' Roll at the Hop will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Allison-Antrim Museum's barn, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. . Dance to DJ music from the '50s and '60s. Food will be sold from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Proceeds from the dance will go toward the barn fund. A$12 per person. Call 717-597-9325, go to or follow @greencastlemuzm on Twitter.

4. Abracadabra!

A magic show will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hancock Performing Arts Center at Town Hall, 126 W. High St., Hancock. Master of ceremonies will be Michael T, with performances by Frank Culler of Culler Magic, Dean Burkett, Khan-Du and Co., The Magic of David Wayne, Joe Tripi, and Two Slick Guys with Louis Paul and Derrick Robey. $7; $5 children; or $20 for a family of two adults and two children. Purchase tickets at Town Hall or by calling 301-678-5622.

 5. Singing for a spot

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will hold its second annual vocal competition for area middle and high school students at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. The winner will be given the opportunity to be a featured soloist at the MSO's annual Home for the Holidays concerts in December. The winner will be announced at the MSO Pops "Wicked Divas" concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. 7:30 p.m. Cost for competition is $5 general admission. Call 301-797-4000, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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