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Havre de Grace, MD 21078
443-502-2005 https://hdgoperahouse.org/

December 2019

Havre de Grace High School Jazz presents: A Hollywood Christmas

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$10 – $12

A celebration of music from the great Christmas TV specials and movies performed by the HHS Jazz Ensemble.

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Havre de Grace High School presents: “A Night of TV Christmas Specials on Stage”

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $10

Enjoy short plays based on TV holiday specials.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Holiday Extravaganza with Santa featuring “The Grinch”

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

(Special Holiday Activities start at 9:30 am) (G) Recommended for Ages 6+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult Illumination’s 2018 release of Dr. Seuss’s classic tale. Narrated by Pharrell Williams, this beautifully animated and fun version elaborates on Dr. Seuss’s classic book about the Christmas-averse Grinch (Benedict Cumbersnatch), who lives above the merry town of Whoville. The Grinch decides to ruin Christmas by stealing the entire town’s presents and decorations. But Little Cindy Lou Who…

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Havre de Grace High School presents: “A Night of TV Christmas Specials on Stage”

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $10

Enjoy short plays based on TV holiday specials.

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Havre de Grace High School presents: “A Night of TV Christmas Specials on Stage”

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $10

Enjoy short plays based on TV holiday specials.

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Bel Air Dance Academy presents: The Nutcracker

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$15 – $18

Enjoy the timeless story of The Nutcracker, with a few twists! It’s Christmastime and Marie’s family is hosting their annual holiday party. All goes well until Marie’s crazy Auntie Dross appears, and Marie just knows that something magical is about to happen. Travel with Marie and her beautiful enchanted Nutcracker to a land of magic and wonder this holiday season!

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Bel Air Dance Academy presents: The Nutcracker

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$15 – $18

Enjoy the timeless story of The Nutcracker, with a few twists! It’s Christmastime and Marie’s family is hosting their annual holiday party. All goes well until Marie’s crazy Auntie Dross appears, and Marie just knows that something magical is about to happen. Travel with Marie and her beautiful enchanted Nutcracker to a land of magic and wonder this holiday season!

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Melting Pot Big Band and Friends

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$23.00 – $25.00

We’re delighted to present a return engagement of Scott Stansfield’s exciting and brassy Melting Pot Big Band and Friends for two shows this year. Comprised of five trumpets, five saxophones, five trombones, and five rhythm professionals drawn from across Maryland, Pennsylvania, DC, and Virginia, the Melting Pot Big Band has been rolling like a steaming juggernaut through the local music scene, and will provide you with a thrilling Yule experience you’re not likely to forget. By the way, a hip…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Melting Pot Big Band and Friends

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$23.00 – $25.00

We’re delighted to present a return engagement of Scott Stansfield’s exciting and brassy Melting Pot Big Band and Friends for two shows this year. Comprised of five trumpets, five saxophones, five trombones, and five rhythm professionals drawn from across Maryland, Pennsylvania, DC, and Virginia, the Melting Pot Big Band has been rolling like a steaming juggernaut through the local music scene, and will provide you with a thrilling Yule experience you’re not likely to forget. By the way, a hip…

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The Melting Pot Big Band and Friends

December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$23 – $25

We’re delighted to present a return engagement of Scott Stansfield’s exciting and brassy Melting Pot Big Band and Friends for two shows this year. Comprised of five trumpets, five saxophones, five trombones, and five rhythm professionals drawn from across Maryland, Pennsylvania, DC, and Virginia, the Melting Pot Big Band has been rolling like a steaming juggernaut through the local music scene, and will provide you with a thrilling Yule experience you’re not likely to forget. By the way, a hip…

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NATIONAL LAMPOON’S Christmas Vacation (Mayor’s Pick)

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$9 – $10

Festivities start at 7 pm National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is Havre de Grace Mayor Bill Martin’s Pick for his second annual holiday film party at the Opera House. This hilarious, modern Christmas Classic, stars Chevy Chase and an ensemble of comedy favorites. Clark Griswold tries to deliver the “perfect Christmas” for the Griswold family. Could anything go wrong? Join us for the fun! Souvenirs, Door Prizes Cash Bar – wine, beer, and the mayor’s “signature drink”.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Toy Story 4

December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

(G) Recommended for Ages 5+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult Toy Story 4 may be Disney Pixar’s final film in this legendary series. Poignant and appealing to all ages who grew up with all of the beloved Toy Story characters.

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January 2020

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

January 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

“Fiddler On The Roof” has connected with audiences worldwide ever since it opened in 1964. This documentary explores the unusual story of its origins and the conflicts that almost sunk the production before it ever hit the stage. The show is a tale of joy and sorrow, reflected in the stories of the people who created the musical and the book on which it is based.

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Thursday Night Live: The New Romance (The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band) Sponsored by the City of Havre de Grace

January 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$20

The New Romance cranks out an incredible nonstop high-energy show that will leave you breathless. You’ll know every song, dance for hours and sing at the top of your lungs. Think of it as your favorite mixtape of the ’80s coming to life!

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The Lockhouse Museum’s Shank Lecture Series presents: Early Horse Racing in Maryland

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

Join Harford County Historical Society Director, Maryanna Skowronski, for her talk on early horse racing in Maryland featuring vintage home movies that include ‘The Graw’ and historic scenes of old Havre de Grace. Refreshments to follow. FREE, but tickets required. This free lecture series is brought to you by the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. (www.thelockhousemuseum.org) and sponsored by Stephens & Stephens Clocks of Havre de Grace

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Happy Feet Two

January 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$6

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Happy Feet Two (2011) (Part of the HDG Fire and Ice Festival) January 18, 2020, at 11 am Fun activities prior to the film at 10:30 am (PG) Recommended for Ages 5+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult Sequel to the Academy Award Winning Happy Feet, this is a beautifully animated tale of family, friendship, and finding your own talents, set in the magnificent landscape of Antarctica. Expect tap-dancing, music…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: An Evening with Pianist Josh Christina

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$18 – $20

Josh Christina….an infectious blend of piano-driven, high octane boogie-woogie and pop ’n’ roll. Think of a mix between Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Elton John. Josh Christina will restore your confidence in the ability of young musicians to carry on the great tradition of rock’s pioneers. Josh Christina writes his own music, refurbishes the classics, and plays a mean piano. Josh creates some great excitement with his audience. His high energy performance appeals to all generations. Josh…

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The Hello Girls

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

They were known as the “Hello Girls” — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I. They took oaths, underwent training, and headed to war before most of the American doughboys arrived in France, connected 26 million calls and ultimately proved to be a significant factor in winning the war. This documentary film details their skill and courage, not officially recognized until long after their service.

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February 2020

The Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation presents:The Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

The Colored School Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest. The contest provides a wonderful forum for students to develop their speaking, writing and oratory skills while developing poise and confidence in an important life skill of public speaking. Contestants are required to deliver a 4 to 5-minute speech around the theme, “I dream a world…” FREE, but tickets required.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Where’d You Go Bernadette?

February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Cate Blanchett stars in Richard Linklater’s adaptation of the 2012 comic novel about a Seattle architect who goes missing. Bernadette Fox seems to have it all, so when she suddenly disappears without a trace, her concerned family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Grease Sing-a-Long

February 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$9 – $10

Sing along with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. Can a summer romance survive the rituals of high school cliques?

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Activities before the film start at 10:00 am Disney’s original (1951) animated Alice in Wonderland (G) Recommended for Ages 4+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult This classic tale tells the awe-inspiring story of 7-year-old Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a colorful journey where she meets the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts. Come and celebrate a Very Merry “Un-Birthday’ and share the magic of…

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The Lockhouse Museum’s Shank Lecture Series presents: Plantations, Slavery & Freedom on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg, author of Slaves, Plantations and Freedom on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, tells the story of 6 African Americans, both free and enslaved, that were vital to the economy of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and their stories of courage, cruelty, and hope. Refreshments and book signing to follow. FREE, but tickets required. This free lecture series is brought to you by the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. (www.thelockhousemuseum.org) and sponsored by Stephens & Stephens Clocks of Havre…

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The Lockhouse Museum’s Shank Lecture Series presents: Plantations, Slavery & Freedom on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg, the author of Slaves, Plantations and Freedom on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, tells the story of 6 African Americans, both free and enslaved, that were vital to the economy of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and their stories of courage, cruelty, and hope. Refreshments and book signing to follow. FREE, but tickets required. This free lecture series is brought to you by the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. (www.thelockhousemuseum.org) and sponsored by Stephens & Stephens Clocks of…

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Joshua Banbury Trio: Love is Love

February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$28 – $30

Joshua Banbury is a Texas-born multidimensional vocal artist and writer. He has trained in classical voice and theater since he was fifteen and is now an emerging jazz singer in the NYC area. He has sung with The Baltimore Symphony, The Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and most recently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and National Sawdust. Additionally, he is slated to make his debut with his trio at The Kennedy Center in the spring of 2020. A recent graduate of…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Harriet

February 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery and became one of America’s greatest heroes, a leader in the Underground Railroad, a military commander, and a torchbearer for abolition, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. This is her extraordinary story. THE HAVRE DE GRACE ARTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS A CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND TRIBUTE TO HARRIET TUBMAN – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 THROUGH MONDAY FEBRUARY 17. EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON!

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March 2020

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Woman at War

March 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. As her actions grow bolder, her life changed in the blink of an eye when she is finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.

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The Lockhouse Museum’s Shank Lecture Series presents: Preserving Vintage Maryland Recipes

March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

Historic food blogger, Kara Mae Harris, featured in the Baltimore Sun and online magazine, Atlas Obscura, presents her journey collecting and preserving old Maryland recipes (www.theoldlineplate.com). Refreshments to follow featuring vintage Maryland desserts. FREE, but tickets required. This free lecture series is brought to you by the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. (www.thelockhousemuseum.org) and sponsored by Stephens & Stephens Clocks of Havre de Grace  

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Evidential Medium- Connecting With Your Loved Ones

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$28 – $30

“She’s Back!” Debbie Wojciechowski returns to The Opera House for an amazing evening, to present “Connecting with Your Loved Ones”. Debbie is a certified Evidential Medium and a former career Federal Law Enforcement Officer. She holds a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University and her professional career included extensive work in the mental health field. Debbie is a self-proclaimed normal person but possesses an extraordinary gift – the ability to communicate with your loved ones on the “other…

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Mike Massé: Epic Acoustic Classic Rock

March 13, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Don’t miss this amazing show of Mike Massé performing some of the best classic rock songs of all time acoustically: Toto, Simon & Garfunkel, U2, the Beatles… His YouTube video views are in the MILLIONS, a really unique talent. Mike is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose arrangements are praised for their originality and emotional impact. Legends of rock have expressed their love and gratitude for his renditions of their finest works. This is an opportunity for friends and families to…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

March 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Activities before the film start at 10:30 am The Lego Movie: The Second Part 2019 (PG) Recommended for Ages 6+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Comedian Lucas Bohn

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$18 – $20

Lucas Bohn was born in a small town in southern Virginia. Known as the little guy who generates big laughs, Lucas’s ability to write clean, side-­‐spitting comedy has allowed him to share the stage with national headliners like Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, and Billy Gardel. Always a fan of clean comedy, Lucas began his career with the idea that he would write jokes that were honest and thought-provoking but excluded excessive profanity. His family-friendly brand of entertainment reflects his belief…

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April 2020

Dan Hasty presents: “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchnison

April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$10 – $20

The setting is 1939 Hollywood. What a time, right? The famous producer David O. Selznick has stopped production of his new film, “Gone With The Wind”. Why do you ask? The screenplay does not work. Selznick has one last hope to pull off one of the greatest pictures ever made. He sends a car for the talented screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls legendary director Victor Fleming off the set from his film, “The Wizard Of Oz”. Selznick then locks the…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Bookshop

April 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book-loving widower (Bill Nighy). A perfect film to enjoy with members of your book group and to gather with other local book groups to share what you have been reading.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Disney Pixar’s A Bug’s Life

April 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

*Activities before the film starts at 10:00A Bug’s Life (1998) (G) Recommended for Ages 5+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult Stunning visuals and quirky voices fuel this clever and unique view of the insect world – sure to spark every child’s imagination and curiosity. *Special activities led by the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. USDA Officers will provide hands-on learning activities featuring an array of insects and bugs! Don’t miss…

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May 2020

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Farewell

May 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to China. Her whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, but everyone has decided not to tell her, gathering instead under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. Funny, uplifting, moving, and based on an actual life. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Charlotte’s Web (2006)

May 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Charlotte’s Web 2006 (G) Recommended for Ages 5+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult Magical take on a beloved children’s classic. Based on E.B. White’s novel, the film mixes live-action performances with talking barnyard animals! Fun Activity – After the film, meet the Fire Fighters of Susquehanna Hose Company, right next door to the theater. See their equipment and gear and have a chance to sit in their truck and ring their siren. Always a…

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June 2020

Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival

June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Three days of music, film and more at the Top of the Chesapeake. The citywide music festival presents outstanding jazz and blues performances at multiple venues in the HdG Arts & Entertainment District. 443-502-2005 

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