Coming Attractions: In time for Halloween, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' screening at Carroll Arts Center

Coming Attractions: In time for Halloween, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' screening at Carroll Arts Center
Kathy Conrad, left, and her daughter, Angel Conrad, do the Time Warp before a showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster. The movie will be shown on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 p.m. at the Arts Center. (Carroll County Times file)

As always, we have a variety of events happening at the Carroll Arts Center. With the holidays approaching, you can check out all of the programs, concerts, and events we host that will get you in the holiday mood! Whether you’re looking for a unique gift, a meaningful performance or a beautiful place to spend some time, I invite you to see everything we offer at

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This weekend, Players on Air, a Carroll County theatre company, presents “Rumors” at the Carroll Arts Center. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. This enjoyable romp shows a dinner party gone topsy-turvy in one of Neil Simon’s most celebrated comedies. Tickets are $17.


Let’s do the Time Warp again! Don those outlandish costumes and join us for our annual screening of the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $14 for students and seniors.

In case you missed it in September, you’re invited to “Sinister Speakeasy,” a 1920s-themed murder mystery dinner party presented by Whodunnit for Hire and the Best Western Westminster, benefiting the Carroll County Arts Council. As a guest, you will participate with local actors to search for clues, interrogate suspects, and solve the case. The fun takes place on Friday, Nov. 3. Tickets are $75 and include a donation to the Carroll County Arts Council, entertainment, and a deluxe three-course dinner.

Mark your calendars for Nov. 9, 10 and 11! Our young performers will take the state in “Madagascar Jr.,” the musical based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture.

A group of outlandish animals escape from the Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Performed by middle-schoolers, come support this cast and crew who have worked diligently to learn stagecraft by producing this show.

A view from the gallery

You only have a few weeks left to see our fall exhibits in our galleries! “Synergy,” featuring the work of Tara Will, Michelle Tangieres and Charlie Maiorana, is currently on display in the Tevis Gallery. Upstairs in the Director’s Hall we are “Showcasing Carroll County Public School Art Teachers.” Come admire the talent of the artists who teach our kids. In the Community Gallery, the Carroll Camera Club presents “The World Through Our Eyes.” All three exhibits close Nov. 3.

Behind the scenes

On Thursday, Oct. 25, there’s “Something for Everyone,” on the Carroll County Arts Council bus trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy the extraordinary collections of the VMFA at your leisure, along with a special exhibit of floral designs inspired by works of art throughout the museum. Designs are created by the Garden Club of Virginia and the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. This all-day trip begins at 9 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 and available on our website,

Registration is now open for our 21st annual Festival of Wreaths. I am so excited to be part of this Carroll County holiday tradition! If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at making a wreath, this is your year! Check out Pinterest and get inspired to create a unique holiday wreath and donate it to the Carroll County Arts Council for our silent auction. It can be Christmas themed, but doesn’t need to be. Some of the most popular wreaths are year-round designs. We ask you to register your wreath so that we know how much space to allocate, so please fill out the form online at You have until Nov. 17 to finish your wreath, so no need to stress! Mark your calendar for the Festival of Wreaths, Nov. 23-Dec. 2.

Don’t forget to check out our gift shop in the lobby of the Carroll Arts Center. We have a great selection of artistic products, jewelry, candles, and crafts, all by Maryland artists. If you’re looking for a special and unique gift, come by and see what we have to offer — and support the arts!

If you have enjoyed programs at the Carroll Arts Center and wondered how you could get more involved, or if you are happy whenever you come to the building and would like to spend more time with us, we invite you to consider becoming a volunteer. Just click the “Volunteer Sign Up” button on our website at