It may be winter and the chill has set in, but there are still plenty of events to warm you up. Plan a getaway to feed your soul. The beauty of winter Beach to Bay is not to be missed. Cuddle up with a warm bowl of cream of crab soup, sip on a local brew and check out these events. Oh and its oyster season! The best time to get a taste of some great oyster dishes.

Here is our January round up.

Gourmet Around the Globe: France
January 10th, 7pm, Caroline Culinary Arts Center, 512 Franklin Street, Denton
Chef David Murray and his culinary team are excited to bring you an unforgettable evening of favorites from the French Cuisine at the Caroline Culinary Arts Center. The full tasting menu is sure to delight your palate and have you dreaming of all things France. $60/person. Reserve your tickets here. Seating is limited.

Yoga on the Vine
Saturday, January 11th, 11am, Harvest Ridge Winery, 447 Westville Road, Marydel
Rejuvenate with a one-hour yoga session at Harvest Ridge Winery! After yoga, enjoy a glass of wine or cider. Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat! $15/person includes yoga session and a glass of wine or cider.

Second Saturday at the Artsway 
January 11th, 2pm – 4pm
Head to Downtown Denton for Second Saturday at the Artsway featuring live artist demonstrations and art activities. This month’s activity is Abstract Painting for Beginners with Foundry artist Stephen Mead. This event is free, but registration is appreciated! Register online here.FREE!
The Artsway, Fourth Street, Denton
Contact: or 410.479.1009

Berlin Restaurant Week
January 13 – January 19, Downtown Berlin
Visit the restaurants in town for specials on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Event sponsored by Cam Bunting and Berlin Main Street.

Open Mic at the Corbin
January 16th, 6 pmCorbin Studio & Gallery, 4 E Main St, Crisfield MD 21817
The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project is happy to
announce this event hosted by Sharnell “Sista Big” Tull.
Sharnell “Sista Big” Tull is a poet from the Lower Eastern Shore of
Maryland. All types of performances are welcomed, written word, music,
and rap have all taken place at Sharnell’s past open mics.
Sharnell tackles real-life topics while combining religious
background, and her dramatic flair for story-telling to hip-hop music
she entices the listener to participate in the experience by seeing
through her eyes – and maybe, by reading their own poetry in this
receptive setting. Contact [email protected] for more

3rd Friday in Salisbury
Friday, January 17th, 5-8pm
This month’s event is hosted indoors only – so that means no artists and crafters outside on the street – but there is still tons to do and see in Downtown Salisbury!  So bundle up, grab your friends, and head out for a night on the town.  

Art lovers, be sure to stop by Salisbury Art Space for the opening reception of “Small Treasures: Book Art and Small Works” from 5:00 – 7:30pm.  This show is made up entirely of locally submitted 2D and 3D works no bigger than 14 inches, asking that viewers zoom in to behold the beauty that comes in small packages.  The ancient expression of book art will also be explored, from traditional to contemporary – come see examples of when the book is the art object complete with a special exhibit by local book artist and professor Sally Molenda.  Salisbury Art Space is located on the lower level of the Salisbury University Gallery Building.  

Shoppers can check out Angello’s Scoops and Unique Gifts for fun gift ideas, and exciting ice cream flavors! Simply Salisbury, SU’s Salisbury themed gift shop is open until 7pm with comfy sweats, and graphic hoodies for everyone in the family.  Oyster lovers should check out the all new Mogan’s Oyster House for oyster specials, and high-end dining options, right on Division Street across from First Shore Federal. 

The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday!  Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will have amazing food specials, plus live music by Bri Bryant from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m and The Bills from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Brew River will have live music by Dalton Elliott from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and karaoke late night.  Mojo’s and Market Street  always have great specials on the menu, and DJs for the late-night crowd.  

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District and The City of Salisbury.  For More Information:

3rd Friday in SBY

Friday Nites in Caroline: Pam Ortiz Band
Friday, January 17th, 7pm
The Friday Nites series continues with the original acoustic blues and folk inspired sounds of Eastern-Shore based singer-songwriter Pam Ortiz and her band. The Pam Ortiz Band includes Pam’s husband, Bob Ortiz, on percussion and guitar, Ford Schumann on guitar, Nevin Dawson on viola and violin, and Philip Dutton on piano and keyboards. FREE!
Caroline County Central Library, 100 Market Street, Denton

Pam Ortiz

Legally Blonde, Jr. The Musical
January 17 at 7pm & January 18 at 3pm, Ocean City Performing Arts Center
Presented by the Ocean Pines Children’s Theatre. Tickets are $15.

$5 Film Night
January 18th, 7pm, Art League of Ocean City
Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month: five journalistic and documentary stories from local artists telling stories of the Lower Eastern Shore.
Content not rated by MPAA.

Coastal Concerts, Tom Gallant, Oboe, and Tesla String Quartet
January 18th at 2 pm, Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Lewes, DE
Considered by many to be the most difficult of all the musical instruments, the oboe is often called the “ill wind that no one blows good.” Oboist Thomas Gallant is one of the world’s few virtuoso solo and chamber music performers on this instrument and he has been praised by The New Yorker magazine as “a player who unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit.” Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. 
888-212-6458 or

Shared Visions Readings
January 21st, 7pm, Art League of Ocean City
Meet the artists and writers of the “Shared Visions” show, enjoy refreshments, and hear the writers read their work. Free and open to the public.

Children’s Tales Told, Dance and Sing Along (Ages 3-10) with Storyteller GrandDaddy, Walter Jones. 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 (10:30-11:30 am)
Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High Street, Cambridge MD
Granddaddy is a musical storyteller; a graduate of Yale University and Howard University Divinity School. He received training in special education and reading instruction from Goucher College and Towson University. This fun and engaging educational experience opens the door to the world of knowledge by presenting quality “edutainment” that not only stimulates young minds with the best of contemporary culture but also teaches vital social and educational skills. Cost – $5 per person, $15 max. per family.

GrandDaddy Walter Jones


Creating Comics Workshop with PLB Comics at the Corbin Studio & Gallery 
January 25, 10am – 12pm, Corbin Studio, Crisfield
The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project presents a Sequential Art Workshop With PLB Comics. PLB Comics is an independent group of artists and writers based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with contributing artists and writers all over the world. PLB Comics offers original concepts and fresh perspectives on the world of Sequential Art, while maintaining an appreciation of mainstream classics. Students should be ages ten and up with the concentration being middle and early high school. The class fee is $15 and includes an instructional packet and a free comic book. Scholarships are available by selecting that option in the registration (no further financial information is required, simply select this option if you would like to request a scholarship for your child).

Bethany Beach Fire and Ice Festival

Fire & Ice Drink Competition, January 19, 1-4pm 

Join the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, January 19, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 pm for the Fire & Ice “Out of this World” Drink Competition featuring Dogfish Head spirits. All ticket sales will benefit Nemours duPont Pediatrics & Senior Care, Sussex Campus

Fire & Ice Festival, January 24-26, all day

Experience large, interactive sculptures in Bethany Beach, Ocean View, and Millville; as well as a tour of smaller, intricate sculptures in each town. The weekend will be full of family-friendly activities, including a live sculpture demonstration, beach bonfires, and—of course—a seasonal stop at your favorite shops, restaurants, and businesses.

Fire & Ice Festival Tasting Tour, January 24-26, all day

During Fire & Ice Festival weekend, purchase a Tasting Tour Card for $20. Bring this card to each participating restaurant to taste their signature Fire & Ice “Out of this World” themed cocktail. The drink card will be honored throughout the weekend. In addition to the drink tasting, stay and view the unique ice feature at each establishment that will be displayed all weekend long.

Fire & Ice Festival

Originals Only
January 29th, 7pm, Art League of Ocean City
Free! Live music by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

Cecil County Arts Council’s Annual Wine and Dine for the Arts Dinner Series 2020 
Friday, January 31, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Please join us Friday, January 31, at Schaefer’s Canal House as they kick off the 10th Annual Wine and Dine for the Arts dinner series. Not only will you enjoy multiple courses of exquisitely prepared food paired with delicious wines, you will be treated to the latest and greatest works of art created by Heather Rees. The cost is $50.00 per person and a portion of the proceeds benefits CCAC art programming.  Reservations are required, and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.  The menu will be available on the CCAC website and Facebook event page.  Schaefer’s is located at 208 Bank Street in Chesapeake City.  RSVP before January 25,; by calling 410-392-5740; or by emailing us at [email protected]

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