Across the world, people are increasingly embracing the subculture of "mermaiding." At its simplest, these are humans of all genders, shapes and backgrounds who enjoy dressing up as mermaids. In recent years, a growing number have flocked to mermaid conventions and competitions, formed local groups called "pods" and poured their savings into a multimillion-dollar mermaid tail industry.
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WASHINGTON — “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” centers on a single ancient artifact: a damaged but still commanding statue of the Hindu god, who’s holding up a bit of …
It was February 2009, up near Morgan State University, and Joe Keyes was talking to his friends from the Funkadelic world. He was ready to start playing in a band again and knew what kinds of …
Elizabeth Lucas, the founding artistic director of Free Range Humans, is no stranger to unconventional performance spaces. She’s put on plays at McClintock Distillery and Union Mills. Actors performed in the bleachers of Sky Stage while the audience sat in the performance area. Centennial Me…
Find out where all your favorite food trucks will be parked this week.
Beer and spirits releases this week in Frederick County and beyond.
In this episode of the UnCapped podcast, host Chris Sands talks with Julia Herz, executive director of the American Homebrewers Association, about home brewing, craft beer, Savor, and what the AHA does. Here is an edited excerpt of their talk.
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 …
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Frederick Pride will return to the city with a resurgence of energy and flamboyance.
The world sure can seem like a mess lately. At times, it can start to feel as if an unavoidable ill fate is upon us all.
With decades of work as an academic librarian, it’s no wonder that Gregg Silvis launched his visual art career by making art books and pieces constructed of pages of discarded books.
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.”
Braddock Heights author Allen Futsch’s new narrative fiction novel, “One More River to Cross,” was recently published by Dorrance Publishing Co. The book follows the journey of a man who doesn’t seem to fit in.
Soledad O’Brien wasn’t so sure about her new co-star.
When the pandemic began, bluegrass guitarist David Bitler invited musicians in the area to meet weekly at a park in Boonsboro to get together and jam.
“Portal,” a collaborative dance theater performance, is a pandemic-induced contemplation of people’s connection to earth and body, and a call to reconnect, get grounded and take meaningful action to address the environmental crises caused by climate change.
Freedom Fest starts at 1 p.m. June 26 with a car show, kid zone, food trucks, live music and fireworks at International Community Church, 123 Byte Drive, Frederick.
Explore the shapes ink can make in an interactive workshop with artists Wen-hao Tien and Johan Lowie.
Todd McElwee’s children sprung into action after their father was rushed to the emergency room on Christmas Day in 2018.
Aaron Angello’s debut book of creative writing, “The Fact of Memory: 114 Ruminations and Fabrications,” was published this spring — though to define its genre is tough, even for him.
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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