Can you believe that November is here? And with it comes all the holiday preparations. While the chill is setting in outside, Delmarva is still full of fun ways to enjoy the local scene — just a little more indoors. Get your shopping done along our Main Streets and find unique, hand-crafted gifts and treat yourself to local treats — whether a pumpkin craft beer, a delicious crab cake or celebrate oyster season with some fresh shucked salts or a warm bowl of oyster stew – you can’t find all that on Amazon. See you in November!

Weekend of November 1-3

First Friday Opening Reception
Nov. 1, 5-7pm at the Ocean City Center for the Arts
Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Free and open to the public!
Featured this month:
Thaler Gallery: Charting Abstraction
Galleria: “Celebrate” Group Show
Studio E: Brooke Rogers
Spotlight Gallery: Pauline Rakis
Artisan Showcase: Laura Ellison

Witches & Wizards Festival in Bethany Beach, DE
Nov. 1-3, Bethany Beach Books
The Wizards & Witches Festival is a family-friendly weekend-long festival celebrating wizards, witches, magic, and creativity! Along with spreading the love of reading and encouraging screen-less family fun, this festival aims to celebrate local businesses & the “Shop Local” movement. Check out all of the weekend activities.

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“Interpreting My Observations” Original Pastels by Nick Serratore at Peninsula Gallery in Lewes, DE
Opening Reception, November 2, 5-7pm
Lewes pastel artist, Nick Serratore, will be displaying a monumental collection of 20 new pieces in his solo exhibition, at the Peninsula Gallery. In this show, Nick depicts the beaches, marshes, and woodlands of Delaware, along with the rolling hills and farmland of Pennsylvania in his signature style of vivid technicolor. Please join Nick at the artist’s reception on Saturday, November 2nd from 5-7 pm. The show will hang from November 2nd through 24th.

Pastel artwork by Nick Serratore
Pastel artwork by Nick Serratore

Showcase on Main – Comedy Night featuring Missy G. Hall and Jeremy Hall in Elkton, MD
Sat. Nov. 2, 8:00pm Tickets $15
It’s Comedy Night at Showcase on Main. This month we feature Missy G. Hall and Jeremy Hall.

Free concert by Gladius at the Crisfield Library
100 Collins St., Nov. 2, 6:00 p.m.
Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros, and much more, this musical mad scientist fuses the elements into a refreshing formula evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox, mixing influences ranging from classical to rock and beyond.  In an era when expertise and originality are often overlooked in lieu of fleeting flash and flare, Gladius defines innovation as a composer and mastery as an instrumentalist—perpetually pushing the boundaries of his Baroque-Ethnic-Metal fusion: on both the classical and electric guitar.

Weekend of November 8 -10

20th Annual Photography Show Featuring Exhibitions with Nick Cusmano, “Naturally Speaking” and Jeanne Ott, “Terrestrial”
Opening Reception – 2nd Friday, Nov. 8, 5-8pm at Cecil County Arts Council
Both Nick Cusmano and Jeanne Ott will be the featured artists and the remainder of the gallery will be open to all photographers.  Enjoy light fare while enjoying live music provided by Dave Massimiano. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners along with a “best in nature” award honoring Norma Calabro. This is a free and family-friendly event.  CCAC is accessible to all persons with disabilities.

“An Evening of Art & Song”, Offsite Pop-Up Exhibit featuring Brooke Rogers
Nov. 8th, 5-7pm, Art League of Ocean City
Description: Brooke’s abstract paintings find a musical match in acclaimed vocalist John Wesley Wright and guitarist Danielle Cumming. Performance at 6pm. Free and open to the public. At the Residence Inn, 61st St. bayside in Ocean City.

We Will Rock You- The Queen Musical
Nov. 8, 8pm. Ocean City Performing Arts Center
Fresh off Bohemian Rhapsody‘s box office success, the Queen-inspired musical We Will Rock You will allow audiences to experience the music of Queen in a uniquely theatrical manner.

“Small Treasures” Exhibition Opening Reception
Nov. 8, 5pm – 9pm at the Worcester County Art Council, Berlin, MD
The Worcester County Arts Council is pleased to present a juried exhibition of miniature art: “Small Treasures”. The objective of this show is to encourage and challenge artists to become involved in the exciting world of miniature art. The subject of the competition was open to the artist’s individual expression. Reception is free and the public is invited to meet participating artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Mistletoe Market in Cambridge, MD
Saturday Afternoons – November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 12 noon – 4pm
Cannery Way Pedestrian Mall and Pocket Park, near 428 Race Street
Join us at the Mistletoe Market in Cannery Way. A variety of holiday vendors will be set up and selling to the public. Enjoy the holidays again and support handcrafted, arts, and special holiday treats made from scratch! 
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Beat the Rush Second Saturday in Cambridge, MD
Saturday, Nov 9th 5pm – 8pm Art Stroll & Receptions
Join us in downtown Cambridge for a special SECOND SATURDAY! Enjoy cool fall weather and a special evening out among our shops and arts galleries. Enjoy the calm before the storm and check a few items off your to do list for the upcoming holiday season! The Arts Stroll takes place 5pm – 8pm including special receptions at Main Street Gallery and Dorchester Center for the Arts.

The Palette & The Page – 10th Anniversary Celebration in Elkton, MD
Sat. Nov. 9th 10-4pm
The Celebration will feature live music from two singer/songwriters, refreshments, and the opportunity to enter raffle drawings. Opening at 10am the party will welcome Em McKeever to share her music from 10am-1pm, Box Turtle Bob from 1pm-3pm.  Every attendee will be entered in an hourly raffle which will give them the opportunity to win a piece of art generously gifted by one of the Gallery’s artists to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Palette & The Page. Additionally, when customers bring in a receipt dated 11/9/19 from any other Downtown Elkton merchant during the open hours of November 9th, another raffle ticket will be awarded. Following the Gallery closing at 4pm, all are invited to Elk River Brewing Company for games and to enjoy the beer tapped in honor of The Palette & The Page’s 10th Birthday. Make sure to bring a game to enjoy!

Weekend of November 15-17

Art Yard Sale
Nov. 16th, 8am-2pm, Art League of Ocean City
Artists clean out their studios of supplies and excess art – and you win! Great bargains and original art at deeply discounted prices. Included in the sale are original paintings, photographs, pottery, prints, fiber art, glass and more plus framing supplies, art supplies, and excess art. The sale will be held indoors, rain or shine. While some artists will accept credit cards, others will accept cash only.

Film Night: “Reel Night Volume II”
Nov. 16th, 7-8:30pm, Art League of Ocean City
Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, our annual Reel Night. Local filmmakers will show off their demo reels – a great opportunity to network!
Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Originals Only
Nov. 20th, 7-9pm, Art League of Ocean City
Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee. Featured this month: Armstrong, George Glas, Fraiser Fir, and Roach Milk.

Music Performer at Originals Only
Music Performer at Originals Only

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
November 20, 7:30pm, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury
Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and for the first time ever, hear the entire album that started it all, LIVE – “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!”

Weekend of November 22 – 24

Community Symphony Orchestra to present “An Evening of Music with the NCSO”
Nov. 22, Perryville High School, 7:00pm,
The orchestra will present a marvelous program of classical music, including works by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Respighi, Rossini, Strauss, Del Borgo, and Barnes.  The first half of the concert will include works for string orchestra, and the second half will include works for full orchestra. Hosted by the Cecil County Arts Council.

Fall Market on the Riverwalk in Milford, DE
November 23, 10am-2pm
The Riverwalk Farmers Market vendors will be returning for one more market day. Starting at 10am on Saturday November 23rd the vendors will be set-up in the park. Come on out for your Thanksgiving dinner supplies and get a jump start on your holiday shopping. We will be open until 2pm. There may also be some active elves getting ready for Santa’s arrival so pop in the Santa House and see what they’re up to. See you at the market!

Free Performance of Nutcracker Story Time by Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre
November 23, doors open at 10am, Ocean City Center for the Arts
A reading of the traditional Nutcracker holiday story will be mixed with live performances by 20 ballet dancers in full costume and make-up. The ballet will take place in the main Thaler Gallery of the Arts Center. Following the performance, children will be invited to meet and take pictures with the characters.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Berlin Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House
Friday, November 29, 5:30pm – 9pm
The Berlin Christmas Tree will be lit at 6pm in front of the Atlantic Hotel. Shops and restaurants open late! Also enjoy Carriage Rides with Santa through town and Ice Carving sponsored by Ocean Downs Casino. Two Food Trucks also available! Event by Berlin Main Street.

The Ten Tenors, Home for the Holidays
Nov 29, 8pm. Ocean City Performing Arts Center
With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holidays hits, The TEN Tenors will take you through a musical winter wonderland that truly captures the essence of the holidays.

Small Business Saturday in Milford, DE
November 30th at 11
Celebrate Milford by supporting your favorite local businesses. For the 9th annual year of Small Business Saturday, we will enjoy special promotions, discounts, and games brought to you by Downtown Milford, Inc and the downtown businesses.  Santa Claus will be making his arrival for the season arriving on a Carlisle Firetruck escorted by Milford Mayor Campbell on motorcycle.  Santa will then open his house and begin to hear children’s wishes for the year. 

Christmas Craft Fair at the Corbin in Crisfield, MD
Nov. 30, – 9am -1pm, 4 E Main St.
Free to attend. Sponsored by the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment
District Project. Vendor registration is full. While you are in town,
shop for Small Business Saturday!

Christmas Craft Fair in Crisfield
Christmas Craft Fair in Crisfield

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