DCA presents ‘Working Man’s Ball’ on Jan. 30

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Special to Dorchester Banner/DCA
Pete Baker and Bobby Reed will perform at the Dorchester Center for the Arts “Working Man’s Ball” on Jan. 30 at p.m.

“No sequins, no tuxes and no excuses!” is the refrain for the Dorchester Center for the Arts “Working Man’s Ball” set for Jan. 30 from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Center. Guests are encouraged to attend wearing their favorite jeans or other comfortable clothes, and will hear musicians Pete Baker and Bobby Reed in concert at the Center.

For more than 25 years, Pete Baker has being playing professionally in bands to include The Poorhouse Rockers and Pete Baker and the Agitators. Pete is a favorite in Washington D.C., Virginia, Lancaster, Pa., and at locations all around Maryland, including Ocean City, Cambridge, Berlin, St. Michaels and the Baltimore area.

Bobby Reed is a local favorite, and this is the first time he and Pete will be performing together at an event. In addition to appearances at other local venues, most recently audiences will remember Bobby as part of the orchestra at 447 in the “Ode to Shows” performances.
Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door with catering provided by The High Spot included. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available and the evening will include special prizes, a working man theme and more.

For more information, call 410-228-7782 or visit dorchesterarts.org.

DCA announces first course of Discerning Palates events

Dorchester Center for the Arts announces that “Discerning Palates” First Course events will be held on Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. Discerning Palates is a yearly fundraiser for the Center, providing funds for its operating activities that include youth and adult classes and programs. Discerning Palates features specially prepared meals served at some of the most beautiful homes in the region.

In previous years events were held over two weekends in the fall. However, to better accommodate busy schedules, and as part of DCA’s continuing 45th anniversary celebration, this year’s activities will be spread out over multiple months. We will be providing Discerning Palates events in “Courses.” The First Course Events are in February; the Second Course Events will be in March-April, and the Third Course Events will be presented in May and June.

First Course events are listed below. As seating is limited, early sign up is encouraged. If unable to attend at this time, Second Course and Third Course notices will be sent in future months.
On Feb. 6 at 6 pm will be A Winter Evening at “Addition to Rosses’ Chance,” hosted by Midge and Jon Ingersoll. The menu will include: assorted appetizers and cocktails, Chesapeake Oyster Corn Bisque, Pork Tenderloin with Sausage, Herb and Mushroom Stuffing, Apple, Onion and Potato Pie, Scalloped Artichokes and Tomatoes, English Fruit Trifle and coffee or tea. Seating is limited to 14 guests, and the cost is $65 per person.

On Feb. 13 at 6:30 pm will be FANCY 2 at Canterbury, hosted by Addie and Fred Beveridge. The menu will include: Winter Sangria, melon with prosciutto and aged cheddar, mixed greens salad, Grilled Lamb Chops, Rice Pilaf, Caramelized Squash, Red Wine served with dinner, Red Velvet Cake with white chocolate icing or Fresh Strawberry Meringues with coffee. There will also be live entertainment. Seating is limited to 8 guests and tickets are $65 per person.

To make a reservation and charge tickets by phone, call 410-228-7782.

DCA: Friday Night Live: Winter Coffeehouse

Dorchester Center for the Arts will present Friday Night Live: Winter Coffeehouse tonight from 7 – 9. The event is a casual evening with spoken word, story and song. Coffee, sodas, and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

This is a new series at DCA, which will be held on the fourth Fridays in January, February and March. Please note – weather related cancellation is possible, so call DCA to confirm at 410-228-7782, or check for announcements on the DCA Facebook page or at MTS Broadcasting.

Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Mickey Love, executive director.

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