Feb. 1-March 9

Selections from the Hiram Williams Collection

Carroll Community College holds one of the largest collections of work by the nationally renowned painter Hiram Williams. Most well-known for his emotional, impressionistic depictions of human forms and faces, Hiram Williams was an in-demand exhibiting artist and professor for decades. His work can be found in major collections nationwide including the Whitney, the MoMA and the Smithsonian. Works on view in this exhibition include several series from his late career as well as a selection of experimental pieces from earlier bodies of work.

The Babylon Great Hall at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd., Westminster CarrollCC.edu

Feb. 1-24

21st Annual Foreign Film Festival

Feb. 2     Past Lives (USA/South Korea)
Feb. 9     R.M.N. (Romania)
Feb. 16   Full Time (France)
Feb. 23   Not One Less (China)

The Film Lovers in Carroll County’s (FLICC) presents its 21st Annual Foreign Film Festival at the Carroll Arts Center this February with a slate of contemporary international films that expand audiences’ cinematic horizons.

This year’s films immerse audiences in new cultures and stories, from reunited South Korean childhood sweethearts and a father witnessing prejudice in a remote Transylvanian village to a single mother’s tense Paris transit journey and a young girl called upon to teach in rural China.

Time:  1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All screenings captioned. Assistive Listening Devices available.

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for ages 25 and younger, and ages 60 or older. CCAC members get an additional 10% off. Tickets available online or at the box office.

Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Arigato Art Exhibit

Don’t miss this stunning collection of artwork inspired by Japanese anime and manga. Created by both established and emerging artists, the featured pieces span different mediums, including traditional paintings, digital illustrations and cosplay. Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public during normal business hours.

Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Feb. 3

Baltimore Boxing Live “Super Brawl”

Baltimore Boxing and Jake “The Snake” Smith present Super Brawl with three title fights in one night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; first fight at 7:15 p.m.

5:30-11 p.m. Carroll County Ag Center, Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster BaltimoreBoxing.com

Feb. 7

Common Ground on the Hill Jam Session

Common Ground on the Hill presents three separate jams (blues/folk, bluegrass/old-time and Celtic) occurring simultaneously at the Carroll Arts Center. All ages and skill levels are welcome, as well as listeners. Leaders will help everyone take part. No enrollment necessary. Free, but donations are welcome.

7-9 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Feb. 9-12

Tot Swap

Shop from thousands of items, specifically children’s toys, equipment and clothing. Hundreds of families will be selling their new and gently-used items organized as a pop-up/consignment store.

Hours vary. Carroll County Ag Center, Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster Facebook.com/TotSwap

Feb. 10

Love by Memory Lane Carroll Playback Theatre

Join Memory Lane Carroll Playback Theatre for a funny, thought-provoking and cathartic evening of storytelling and improvisational theatre. The art of playback theatre relies on the audience and their memories. Patrons are prompted to reflect and voluntarily share their stories related to a particular theme, whether they be happy, sad or anywhere in between. The talented actors in Memory Lane will then stage the tale on the spot through various improvisational scenes. It’s an interactive, communal experience. This Valentine’s Day weekend performance asks the audience to revisit their most memorable romantic tales for a date night to remember. Tickets $8-$10.

7:30 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Feb. 15-April 20

Second Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition at Carroll Community College

This large group exhibition showcases the diverse personal artworks of professors and instructors teaching both credit and non-credit visual arts courses at Carroll Community College. Works range from printmaking, painting and ceramics to photography, digital illustration, stained glass and more. A reception will take place on Feb. 15 from 4-7 p.m.

The Scott Center at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd., Westminster CarrollCC.edu

Feb. 18

Stop, Swap and Save Bike Swap & Consumer Expo

Don’t miss the 27th annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer expo. Whether you’re looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage or new or used, there’s something for everyone, all for sale at discounted prices. Tickets are $10.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Carroll County Ag Center, Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster StopSwapAndSave.com

Feb. 19

The ABCs of Rap with Baba Bomani

This Presidents Day show is offered free as part of the Schools Out, Arts In! Series presented on days schools are closed. Baba Bomani’s program uses rhythm and rhyme to explain basic reading and math concepts, such as how to recognize syllables and showing how a rapper’s flow is simply a number bond math equation! Students have fun breaking and learning how to rap the alphabet backward, as well as honing crucial active listening skills and exploring Black history. The show runs 45 minutes. No tickets required.

2 p.m Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Feb. 20

Box Lunch Talk: Crawford Yingling Insurance – A Century of Service

Hosted by the Historical Society of Carroll County and presented by John Yingling. In 2019, Crawford Yingling Insurance celebrated a century of service to the community. Started by John Yingling’s grandfather, Carroll Crawford, in 1919, the business has weathered wars, the Great Depression, technological changes and more to reach its 100th anniversary. John will share the interesting history and resiliency of the firm. He will also share the history of the Crawford and Yingling families in Carroll County. $3 for Historical Society members and $7 for non-members.

Noon-1 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., downtown WestminsterHSCCMd.org

Feb. 24

Billy Lyve and iLL LuCK: The Purpose EP Release Party

Multi-faceted hip-hop artist Billy Lyve premieres his band iLL LuCK’s new EP, The Purpose. Featuring JayMoney Hackett and other special guests, this concert gives audiences an exclusive first listen to this artist’s new project. Attendees get a free copy of the EP with their tickets. Billy Lyve is a multifaceted hip-hop artist and front man of the multi-genre band iLL LuCK. With a unique sound that infuses hip-hop, R&B, rock and EDM, iLL LuCK has recently been making some noise in the Baltimore music scene. Tickets $10-$25.

8 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Feb. 24 & March. 2

Bull Riding by International Bull Riders

Tickets for this event will only be sold at the door!

Watch as the top bull riders battle for final standings.
The event is located indoors. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $30 for adults and $20 for children younger than 10. Bring your children out for the Little Wranglers Rodeo prior to the start of the show. Food, drink and bleacher seating are available! Get there early for good seats and entertainment.

7-10 p.m. Carroll County Ag Center, Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster GoIBR.com

Feb. 29-March 2

McDaniel College Theatre presents “Eurydice”

McDaniel College Theatre presents “Eurydice,” a drama by playwright Sarah Ruhl. The play is directed by senior theatre arts major Madison Dehais. “Eurydice” reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice not through Orpheus’s infamous pilgrimage to retrieve his bridge, but through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.  With contemporary characters, plot twists and a script written to be a playground for designers, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Various times. McDaniel College WMC Alumni Hall, 2 College Hill, WestminsterMcdaniel.edu

March. 1

BrewHaHa Comedy Series presents Hayden Arrington

Hayden is a Filipino-American standup comic based out of Brooklyn, New York. He’s performed  at renowned venues like Union Hall and The Comedy Stand and is the co-founder of the DC-based Kinda Live Comedy. He can be found performing all over New York and occasionally on the road. Pre-show happy hour from Pipe the Side Brewing Company starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $18-$22.

8 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

March. 3

Amit Peled: The Journey with My Jewishness

This concert is part of the Sunday Classics Series, monthly shows from acclaimed chamber musicians on Sunday afternoons. This powerful and compelling program follows renowned cellist Amit Peled’s personal, musical and spiritual journey. From his childhood growing up in a small kibbutz in Israel and listening to his mother singing the traditional tune “Eli Eli,” to playing Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei” as a young cellist and personally connecting with the Yom Kippur message, Amit explores the ups and downs of life and the desire to balance tradition, identity and self-expression. Tickets $22-$25.

2 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

March. 3

Chamber Music on the Hill

Encore Chamber Winds (formerly Trio d’Anches) was established as an ensemble dedicated to bringing the unique sound of a reed trio to new audiences, blending the vibrant oboe, mellow clarinet and deep bassoon voices. Tickets $10-$15.

3 p.m. Scott Center, Carroll Community College, Westminster For information visit: www2.mcdaniel.edu/Music/concerts.html

March. 6

An Evening with Author Jonna Mendez

This event is for adults only. Spend an evening with Jonna Mendez, author of “In True Face: A Woman’s Life in the CIA, Unmasked.” The best-selling co-author of “The Moscow Rules” and “Argo” tells her riveting, courageous story of being a female spy at the CIA and battling against the prevailing culture of sexism at the time, all while undertaking dangerous missions for America’s safety during the height of the Cold War. Jonna Mendez is a former Chief of Disguise with more than 25 years of experience as a CIA officer working in Moscow and other sensitive areas. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Exploration Commons, 50 E. Main St., downtown Westminster For details and to register, visit https://ccpl.librarymarket.com

March. 9

Downtown Westminster Irish Festival & Celtic Canter 5K

Don’t miss this annual festival that turns Main Street green. The event features Irish-themed food vendors, live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, a series of races, activities for the lil’ ones, free trolley transportation and a pub crawl. The Celtic Canter 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. The Irish Festival is held from 8 a.m.-noon with live music, vendors and activities for children. Then hop on the trolley for a fabulously fun pub crawl from noon-4 p.m. Trolley transportation is free and runs from noon-5 p.m.

8 a.m.-5 p.m. 15 E. Main Street, Historic Downtown Westminster Information: CelticCanter.org

March. 15


If you love Celtic Rock, Poehemia delivers the best. Consisting of members with national, international touring and recording experience, this four-piece powerhouse combines top shelf musicianship with a one-of-a-kind stage show. The band features a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments that crosses generations and appeals to audiences of all ages. Tickets $25-$28.

8 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., downtown Westminster CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

March. 16

Barrier-Free Performance

Barrier-Free is a nonprofit disability service organization that provides inclusive arts, self-advocacy and social programming to the community for neurodivergent adults. Barrier-Free’s inclusive theatre companies follow a multi-step approach where individuals of all abilities come together to create original one-act shows to be performed at the end of each season. Made possible by a longstanding partnership with McDaniel College.

4-9 p.m. McDaniel College Alumni Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster  McDaniel.edu

March. 19

Box Lunch Talk: Westminster High School Alumni in World War II

Steve Bowersox, longtime Westminster High School history teacher, shares his work on his ongoing project to identify and share the history of former Owls who served in World War II. Steve began researching the connection of Westminster High to World War II in 2007. He has been able to place more than 650 Westminster High students, male and female, in the service during World War II. The students served all over the world and participated in every major campaign of the military. He will share some of their stories. Tickets $3 for HSCC members and $7 for non-members.

Noon-1 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., downtown Westminster HSCCMd.org

March. 22-April. 1

17th Annual PEEPshow

This sweet fundraising event returns to the TownMall of Westminster with more marshmallow masterpieces. Entries include sculptures, dioramas, mosaics and even videos, all crafted from or inspired by PEEPS, those colorful marshmallow treats made by the Just Born company in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You can attend the event for free and buy votes for your favorites, with all proceeds benefiting the Carroll County Arts Council.

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sundays are noon-5:30 p.m. TownMall of Westminster, Westminster Information: CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

March. 23 Easter Fun!

Easter Egg Hunt

Bring the kids out to enjoy this free Easter egg hunt hosted by the City of Taneytown Parks and Recreation Department. Event check-in is at the gazebo area. Free snacks will be provided (individually wrapped cookies and juice packs). Every egg will have a toy or candy inside, and there will be free prize drawings and Easter Basket raffles. The Easter Bunny will be there for fun and photos. Don’t forget to bring a basket!

1-3 p.m. Taneytown Memorial Park  Taneytown.org

Egg-citing Bunny Trail and Egg Hunt

Hosted by the City of Westminster Department of Recreation and Parks, this fun, themed trail at Wakefield Valley Park features children’s activities and crafts as well as a traditional egg hunt. The egg hunt for ages 1-4 starts promptly at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for ages 5-8. The egg hunt features more than 20,000 treat-filled eggs, some of which are special prize eggs that can be redeemed for an additional treat!

1-4 p.m. Wakefield Valley Park, 1007-1001 Fenby Farm Rd., Westminster WestminsterMd.gov