November

Frederick’s Merry Tuba Christmas/Weinberg Center’s Winterfest

Noon Nov. 30

An afternoon of holiday fun featuring regional tuba and euphonium players performing Christmas carols. Stay to enjoy Winterfest featuring Ray Brubacher on the Wurlitzer organ and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Free with cash or canned food donation.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.tubachristmas.com

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Victorian Christmas

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1

Experience Victorian Christmas decorations, crafts, music and more.

Brunswick Heritage Museum 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick. 301-834-7100.

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Nov. 30 to Dec. 29

Based on the popular children’s book, the tale of Junie B. who draws the name of her nemesis in Secret Santa and learns about the importance of giving.

Maryland Ensemble Theater 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. http://marylandensemble.org. $.

December

Frederick Children’s Chorus

2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1

A family friendly holiday concert and sing-along that will begin with a candlelight processional.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

Food as Medicine: Cooking with Medicinal Herbs

6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3

Incorporate common and uncommon medicinal herbs into food; learn the basics of the energetics theory, how foods act on and move through our bodies and how to apply this wisdom using herbs.

The Common Market 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. education@commonmarket.coop. $.

Wil Haygood on “The Butler”

7 p.m. Dec. 3

The author who ignited a nation’s imagination about life behind the scenes at the White House and inspired a major motion picture, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” will speak and sign copies of his book at a program presented by the Journey Through Hallowed Ground and Frederick Reads.

Frederick Community College

7932 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick.

Holiday Art Competition

5:30 p.m. Dec. 4

Artists depict their vision of the holidays in Frederick, and judges select the winning work to be featured in the 2014 Holidays in Historic Frederick marketing campaign.

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

Scents and Sweets Competition

5:30 p.m. Dec. 5

A gingerbread and floral contest. All entries will have the theme of “The Holidays.” Amateurs and professionals are invited to participate.

The Faux School 35 S. Carroll St., Frederick. www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

Three Saturdays in December

3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21

Carriage rides, cocoa, music and live entertainment on Saturdays in downtown Frederick. More than 80 shops, galleries and restaurants open until 9 p.m. or later.

Downtown Frederick. www.downtownfrederick.org.

Local Color

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7

Artists from around the area show the fruits of their labor in this artist market.

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. www.delaplaine.org.

“A Decade of Favorites”

3 p.m. Dec. 7

The Choral Arts Society of Frederick presents holiday selections from its past 10 seasons in honor of conductor Lynn Staininger.

Frederick Community College Jack B. Kussmaul Theater 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. www.casof.org. $.

Santa’s Workshop

Dec. 7 to 28

An original holiday musical set in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Tickets include the show, cookies and a drink.

Other Voices Theatre

244 S. Jefferson St., Frederick. www.danceunlimitedfrederick.com. $.

An Irish Dancing Christmas

7 p.m. Dec. 7

Acclaimed Irish dance troupe ‘Irish Mystique’ performs a holiday show.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.weinbergcenter.org.

Christmas in the Barn

Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8

Linganore’s Abisso Hall is transformed into a holiday bazaar with music, wine tasting, shopping and fun with friends.

Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy. www.linganorewines.com. $.

Kris Kingle Procession

6:30 p.m. Dec. 13

Local groups march alongside German and English characters of yesteryear, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jack Frost — and end with the lighting of the City Tree.

South Carroll Street to the Baker Park Band Shell, Frederick. www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec. 13 to 17

A Frederick holiday tradition set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score and based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s story. Featuring guest artists from New York City Ballet and students from Frederick School of Classical Ballet.

Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick.www.weinbergcenter.org. $.

Thurmont Christmas House Tour

4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and

2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15

Local homes and the town historical society’s Creeger House are decorated for the holidays and open for touring.

Throughout Thurmont. 301-271-1860; momvtrunks@gmail.com. $.

Brunswick Community Church Tour

3 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14

Self-guided tour of churches in the Brunswick community decorated in seasonal themes with greeters, church histories, refreshments and music.

Throughout downtown Brunswick. 301-834-7316.

“A Christmas Carol”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and

2 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and the Christmas spirits arrive in this Charles Dickens classic.

Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.weinbergcenter.org. $.

“Die Hard”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 26

Flying Dog happy hour in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Part of the monthly film series.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.flyingdogbrewery.com. $.

Deanna Bogart’s New Year’s She-Bang

8 p.m. Dec. 27

The Maryland-based award-winning blues musician and her band fuse the energy of 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sounds.

Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.weinbergcenter.org. $.

Patty Pollatos FundNew Year’s Eve

6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 - Jan. 1

Live music from Frederick’s own The Shades, a buffet, dinner and dancing.

FSK Holiday Inn, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick. www.ppfinc.org/calendar. $.

January

Cartoon Fest 2013

2 p.m. Jan. 4

Spend a Saturday afternoon with animation. Watch cartoons as they were meant to be seen – on a movie screen.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

First Saturday

3 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4

“Wine down” after the holidays in downtown Frederick with wine and food tastings.

Downtown Frederick. www.downtownfrederick.org.

Pinocchio

3 and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11

Missoula Children’s Theatre takes a week to audition, rehearse and perform the beloved children’s play.

Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.weinbergcenter.org. $.

Ballroom Dancing

8 to 11 p.m. Jan 11

Ballroom dancing every Saturday evening on a 2,550-square-foot floating wooden floor. Snacks and soda provided.

7313 Grove Road, Frederick. http://ballroomdanceinfrederick.com.

Planetarium Show: Black Holes

5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14 and 23

Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding its true nature. Discover the answers in this full-dome production.

Earth and Space Science Laboratory 210 Madison St., Frederick.

240-236-2694. $.

“1964” The Tribute

8 p.m. Jan. 17

Relive the magic of The Beatles, with the unbeatable sound that took the iconic band to the top of the charts in the 1960s.

Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.weinbergcenter.org. $.

“The Sound of Music”

Jan. 17 to March 15

When a young woman proves too high-spirited for convent life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain.

Way Off Broadway Theater

5 Willowtree Drive, Frederick. www.wayoffbroadway.com. $.

Maryland International Kids Filmfest

10 a.m. Jan. 18

Nearly 50 films over the course of the day as well as animation workshops, and special features in the evening.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

The Comedy Pigs

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.,

Jan. 24, 25, 31 and Feb. 1

Frederick’s longest running comedy improv and sketch group returns this season to supply prime time humor.

Maryland Ensemble Theater 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. http://marylandensemble.org. $.

“Slap Shot”

7:30 p.m. Jan. 29

Flying Dog happy hour in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Part of the monthly film series.

Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. www.flyingdogbrewery.com. $.

February

First Saturday, Fire and Ice

3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1

Celebrate the contrast of fire and ice with live ice carving, fiery fire dancers and an ice playground.

Downtown Frederick. www.downtownfrederick.org.

Frederick County Daddy Daughter Dance

4 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1

Take your little princess on a date to remember. Dress to impress while dancing the night away. An adult male must accompany each princess.

Frederick Fairgrounds Eventplex 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. www.recreater.com. $.

Temika Moore

7:30 p.m. Feb. 6

Echoing elements of jazz, soul, and gospel music, Moore is a well-blended musical cocktail with a fresh approach.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

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