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The one-man punk band J Marinelli will perform at Sky Stage in downtown Frederick on July 1. James Marinelli calls Norway home via West Virginia. He will bring his unique brand of international folk punk to Frederick in the midst of his Europe/America tour. Learn more about the artist at jma…

Gaithersburg Skate Park invites skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bikers of all skill levels and ages to Skate Park Night Skate during SummerFest on July 2. The skate park will open at noon for regular operation, with best trick contests and giveaways starting at 6 p.m.

Frederick’s 4th: An Independence Day Celebration will be held all day July 4 in Baker Park in Frederick, presented by Celebrate Frederick and the Frederick’s 4th committee. The celebration kicks off at noon with opening ceremonies at the bandshell stage. Festivities continue until dusk, incl…

Rocknoceros will perform from 10 to 10:45 a.m. June 30 in Frederick’s Baker Park Band Shell as part of Celebrate Frederick's Summerfest Family Theatre weekly music series. This group has entertained tens of thousands of fans around the country, performing at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits …

Frederick artist Marty Mercer presents a collection of hand-built ceramics and all media paintings in the Frederick Community College Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery. The exhibit, “Marty Mercer Originals,” opened June 11 and runs through July 13.

Sloane Crosley’s second novel, an unromantic comedy satirizing start-up culture, modern dating, city-dwelling aesthetes and other millennial woes, is dedicated to “the men.” With her gift of precision, the author clarifies: well, “some of the men.”

In this episode of the UnCapped podcast, host Chris Sands talks with Adam Osborn and Earl Holman at Crooked Crab Brewing in Odenton about the brewery’s expansion, which will include a pizza kitchen. Here is an edited excerpt of their talk.

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra marks the final performance of its 25th anniversary season on June 18 at the JB Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College. Highlighted will be FSO concertmaster Alyssa Boxhill performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

There’s a reason marriage is such a preoccupation of fiction. In the real world, we can never see inside the black box of another couple’s shared life. Thank goodness for novels, which allow us to imagine our way inside instead, to explore the apparent contradictions and wonder how the pair …

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