Out & About

New Year’s Eve with the Deanna Bogart Band

Start your New Year’s Eve celebration a little early! The Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick presents Instrumentalist singer-songwriter Deanna Bogart. Join the Deanna Bogart Band for a New Year’s Eve Shebang and listen to Deanna’s mesmerizing mix of 1930s-style boogie piano and contemporary blues, featuring Scott Ambush, Dan Leonard and Mike Aubin. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. For information, please call 301.600.2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org/2138/deanna-bogart-band/.

Café Rio Mexican Grill Grand Opening

On Jan. 16, the Café Rio Mexican Grill will open its newest location at 5100 Buckeystown Pike. After a ribbon-cutting, a check in the amount of $2,500 will be donated to the Frederick Educational Foundation. Café Rio offers a new alternative for Mexican food in the Urbana/Frederick area. For more information, please visit www.frederickmarylandonline.com.

Commedia ‘Puss and Boots’

Through Jan. 6, The Fun Company Family Theatre presents the classic story of the foolish youngest son of a miller, who follows the advice of a clever cat in extraordinary footwear to achieve nobility and a fine marriage. The Commedia players (Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin, Scaramouch, Rosetta and Pantalone) make the story their own with their own special type of magic. Showings on Saturdays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 5 and on Dec. 30 and Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. All tickets are $13.50, which includes a $1.50 service charge. Call for information at 301.694.4744 or visit http://marylandensemble.org/.

Model Train Open House

For the model train aficionado, stop by the Model Train Open House on Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 or Feb. 3 for a real treat. Come watch the operation of a large HO and Hon3 scale model railroad built inside a real Chesapeake and Ohio horse and baggage car, with an outdoor G-Scale model railroad also. Hours are from 1-4 p.m. at the Frederick County Society of Model Railroad Engineers, 423-A East Patrick Street, Frederick, Md. Please call 240.731.0844 or visit http://fcsme.com/main.htm with any questions.

Dawn of the Space Age

Head over to the Ausherman Planetarium at the Earth and Space Science Laboratory for an exciting trip back in time. Relive the amazing early years of space exploration — the launch of the Sputnik satellite, the lunar landings and the incredible space flights. Learn about the first historic steps into space. Jan. 15 and 24, at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Earth and Space Science Laboratory located at 210 Madison Street, Frederick, Md. Tickets are $5 each and ninety are available online for each show. Online sales will end at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the show. Remaining tickets not sold online will be available at the door starting at 5 p.m. For more information, call 240.236.2694 or visit https://sites.fcps.org/essl.

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