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Downtown Westminster this Weekend: Comics, Pit Beef, Live Music

There is something for everyone in downtown Westminster this weekend.

Downtown Westminster this Weekend: Comics, Pit Beef, Live Music

Spring is full of things to do in downtown Westminster. Whether it's comic books, fresh produce or live music, there is something for everyone on Main Street this weekend.

If you get downtown this weekend, take some pictures and send them to Patch (kym.byrnes@patch.com) so we can post a photo gallery of great things going on.

Know something else going on? Add it in the comments below.

Friday, May 18

: Blue Grass Jam, 31 East Main Street, 7 p.m.
Whether you're a picker, grinner or listener, you are welcome to join in. Bring your banjo, guitar or fiddle, Bob will provide the bass. Call (410) 848-5003 or (410) 876-1045. 

: Cheryl Wheeler: Live!, 7:30 p.m.
91 West Main Street - (410) 848-7272 or (410) 857-2999
Nationally renowned folk singer and songwriter Cheryl Wheeler will be performing a benefit concert on behalf of the Human Service Programs (HSP) of Carroll County, Inc. Cheryl’s low key, self-deprecating manner, quirky humor, natural story-telling ability and beautiful voice have made her one of the shining lights of today’s folk scene. General admission tickets are $25 per person. VIP Tickets are $50 per person and include premiere seating closest to the stage, a complimentary wine and cheese reception following the concert and a listing as a donor in both the HSP newsletter and on the HSP website. 

: 9th Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
15 East Main Street, Suite B-1 - (410) 848-7447
Drop in and celebrate Gotham Comics’ 9th anniversary! Enjoy super savings on everything from board games to graphic novels to Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Sign up for the hourly door prizes (you do not need to be present to win) all day long and at 5 p.m. test your comic book knowledge in their trivia contest. 

: Live Music by Brian Farley, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., 4 West Main Street – (410) 876-0101


Saturday, May 19

: Corner of Poetry and Main, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
233 East Main Street – (410) 848-7931
Come out and listen to the poetry of Wendy Kibler who is this month’s featured poet. Katie Gagnon will be Birdie’s musical guest tonight.

: Humanistic Nuts Stand Up Comedy Show, 8:30 p.m.
91 West Main Street - (443) 340-1129
Hosted by Randy David, the Humanistic Nuts Stand Up Comedy Show will have the unflappable “DUCK” as the headliner for the evening. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon
Corner of Railroad Avenue (MD27) & Emerald Hill Lane - (410) 848-5294
The Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market, Carroll County’s oldest, outdoor “Producers Only farmers’ market, opens for its 19th season today. Visit the market’s 15 vendors for some of the freshest produce, finest meats, best baked goods & healthiest plants around. Strings on Wings will perform some great music from 10 a.m. until noon.

: Live Lunches, noon to 2 p.m.
7 East Main Street - (410) 848-7622
Catch local artists performing live at the CUP on Saturdays. Rick Hill is this week’s performing artist.

: Pit Beef on Main Street, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 East Main Street - (410) 876-7425
Chef Billy Schroeder strikes again! Giulianova will be offering pit ham, pit beef, and pit turkey, along with other seasonal treats, every Saturday until October. To kick off the promotion, local bluesman Christopher James will be performing live from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be tastings of Piacci Brand cheese and Cortazzo BBQ sauce from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

: 9th Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
15 East Main Street, Suite B-1 - (410) 848-7447
Drop in and celebrate Gotham Comics’ 9th anniversary! Enjoy super savings on everything from board games to graphic novels to Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Sign up for the hourly door prizes (you do not need to be present to win) all day long. Learn how to play great games like Zombies and Smallworld from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by Battle Cattle and Mansions of Madness from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be free food and drinks

: Past Times for Children--Memorial Day Parades, 10 a.m., 216 East Main Street - (410) 848-6494
Westminster has one of the longest running Memorial Day parades in the United States. Have your 3- to 6-year-old discover the excitement of celebrating parades in Carroll County through music, stories and creativity. They will also create their own flag that they will be able to wave at the Westminster Memorial Day parade on May 28th . There is a $5 charge for each class per child; a materials fee may apply. Pre-registration is required.

: Live Music by Greg Gotlieb, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
310 East Green Street - (410) 848-1441

- Live Music by Moe Stringz, 9 p.m. to midnight
14 Liberty Street - (410) 876-0000

: Live Music by Chain Links, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
32 West Main Street – (410) 840-1919

: The World of Dollhouses, 10 a.m.
50 East Main Street – (410) 386-4488
Join Jeannette Gibby of Gibby's Dollhouse Shoppe as she shares how to make a dream dollhouse. She will demonstrate how to make accessories and install lighting in a dollhouse as well as create "room boxes". Ms. Gibby will answer any questions about this fascinating hobby for all ages. Children age 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

: National Kids to Parks Day & Small Fry Triathlon – 10:30 a.m., Behind 11 Longwell Avenue – (410) 848-9161
Westminster Rec & Parks Department is celebrating National Kids to Parks Day. Enter the Small Fry Triathlon at Westminster City Park. Children ages 3-6 will run, ride a bicycle or tricycle and “swim” through the sprinkler to the finish line where everyone will receive a medal! Enjoy a FREE snowball. Recreation on the Move, SafeKids Carroll County, D.A.R.E. and Paradise of Fun Children Fitness Fun Center will be out and about at the park! Bike safety and helmet fit checks will be performed. The will have a book sale in Mary Lou Dewey Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Event is free, except for the Small Fry Triathlon where there is a $5 entry fee per child.


Sunday, May 20

: SPEECH PATHways Foundation Presents Milkshake, 2 p.m.
91 West Main Street - (410) 374-0555
The Foundation will mix things up at a FUNdraiser with a special trio performance by members of the Grammy-nominated kids’ band, Milkshake. Kids from tiny to 10 will enjoy rockin’ out with their parents to Lisa Mathews, Mikel Gehl, and Michael Sheppard of the Milkshake Band in an up-close performance on the Carroll Arts Center stage. All proceeds from this family-friendly concert will benefit the SPEECH PATHways Foundation, a local nonprofit foundation that seeks to improve the lives of children who have communication disorders. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for kids. NO tickets will be sold at the door! To purchase tickets, either email Kimberly Bell at kim.bell@speechpathways.net or call her at (410) 374-0555.


Downtown Exhibitions
Check out the following Exhibitions in Downtown Westminster while you have a chance. They can be seen during the normal operating hours of the establishments in which they are displayed:

  • at Off Track Art
  • “” at the Historical Society of Carroll County
  • The Works of Amber Maurer at Birdie’s Café
  • “Fiber Fantasies” at Carroll Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery
  • Paint Out Westminster at Carroll Art Center’s Community Gallery

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