Quick Hits: Weekend picks for Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties -- Gazette.Net


Frosty Friday returns today throughout Downtown Frederick.

Now in its tenth year, festivities continue until 9 p.m. tonight at various locations, featuring shopping, live entertainment and holiday happenings. Frosty the Snowman and his Snowflakes and The Grinch kicked things off this morning as they greeted guests during breakfast hours at participating restaurants. Carolers and holiday shoppers will also entertain throughout the day, with appearances on Market, Patrick, East and Carroll streets. Carriage rides continue to 1 p.m. at 124 N. Market Street, with a suggested donation of $10 per passenger. But the big ticket will be the arrival of Santa Claus in Everedy Square this evening, as St. Nick visits children inside his workshop at I Made This, 10 N. East St., from 7-8:30 p.m. For a complete listing of Frosty Friday activities, visit www.downtownfrederick.org.

A Holiday Art Show & Sale opens today at Glen Echo Park’s Popcorn Gallery. Featuring the Park’s resident artists and instructors and invited artists, the show will offer up works in glass, ceramics, photography, painting, jewelry, holiday ornaments and more. The Park’s major resident visual arts organizations will be represented, including the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo, Glen Echo Glassworks, Glen Echo Pottery, Photoworks, SilverWorks, and Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Extended hours for the gallery are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Nov. 23 to Dec. 28, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 24 to Jan. 6. For more information, visit www.glenechopark.org.

A cold front may be moving in, but the corn is still as high as an elephant’s eye at the Bowie Playhouse as the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “Oklahoma!” continues to Dec. 8 courtesy of 2nd Star Productions. Curly and Co. are directed by Jane B. Wingard with musical direction by Joe Biddle and choreography by Vicki Smith. For more information, visit www.2ndstarproductions.com.