August events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment



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Bellevue Concert Series
Thru Aug. 26 Make your way to Bellevue State Park on Sunday and Thursday nights for blues, jazz, swing and big band music. 761-6965, destateparks.com

Lewes Summer Music
Thru Aug. 28 From concert bands to rock bands, Tuesday nights at Stango Park in Lewes are for music-lovers. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Milton Concert Series 
Thru Aug. 29 Enjoy free live music in Milton Memorial Park every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 684-1101, historicmilton.com

Shipyard Summer Concert Series
Thru Aug. 30 Free music on Thursday nights at Dravo Plaza includes jazz, country, blues and other stylings. 425-4890, riverfrontwilm.com

Delaware Bay Maritime History Tour
Mondays thru Aug. Take a history tour of the Delaware Bay while aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. historiclewes.org

editor’s pick Movies and Music on the Riverwalk  
Wednesdays thru Aug. Live music alternates with family movies at the Milford Public Library Amphitheater. downtownmilford.org

Hagley Bike and Hike
Wednesdays thru Aug. 29 Bike or stroll through the Hagley Museum grounds on Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Café. 658-2400, hagley.org

Spark Summer Music Series
Thursdays thru Aug. Hear original music at bars throughout Wilmington, Newark and the beach. spark247.com

Bethany Farmers Market
Sundays thru Sept. 2 Stroll through the market on Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue. bethanybeachfarmersmarket.com

editor’s pick UD Marine Sciences Tours
Thru Sept. 7 Enjoy free tours of the Lewes campus on Tuesdays and Fridays. Register the day prior. 645-4346

Lighthouse Tours
Thru Sept. 8 Depart from Lewes to tour the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse on select Saturdays. 645-8073,
leweschamber.com

Bellevue Lunchtime Concert Series
Thru Sept. 26 Bring your lunch and hear a different performer every other Wednesday at Bellevue State Park. 761-6965, destateparks.com

Historic Lewes Farmers Market  
Thru Sept. 29 This producer-only farmers market provides fresh, local foods every Saturday morning at the Lewes Historical Society complex. 664-1436, historiclewesfarmersmarket.org

Rehoboth Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 23 More than 30 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and other goodies at Grove Park every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. rbfarmersmarket.com

Cool Spring Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 25 Find produce, baked goods, fish, grass-fed meats and other specialty items on Thursdays at Cool Spring Reservoir Park in Wilmington. csfarmarket.tumblr.com

Milford Farmers Market
Saturdays thru Oct. 27 Head to the riverwalk to see what’s in store. downtownmilford.org

editor’s pick Andrew Wyeth Studio Tours
Thru Nov. 18 Tours of the artist’s Chadds Ford studio take place Tuesday through Sunday. (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

Battery Park Concert Series
Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 Pack up your blankets and chairs and head to Battery Park in New Castle for a free evening of music. 898-4072, visitwilmingtonde.com

All Saints Antiques Show
Aug. 2-5 A diverse group of exhibitors sets up shop at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. jaynmelrose.com

editor’s pick Riverfront Blues Festival
Aug. 3-5 Catch Maria Muldaur, The Nighthawks, the Brooks Family Blues Dynasty and others at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington. inwilmingtonde.com

Peach Ice Cream Day
Aug. 4 The peach is queen for a day at Fifer Orchards in Camden-Wyoming along with live music. fiferorchards.com

editor’s pick Sandcastle Contest
Aug. 4 More than 100 teams and 800-plus participants get creative at Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth boardwalk. 227-2233, beach-fun.com

Lewes Antiques Show
Aug. 4 The Lewes Historical Society’s event features antique dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

Wyoming Peach Festival
Aug. 4 Enjoy a parade, vendors, kids’ activities and a peach dessert contest. 697-3587, wyoming.delaware.gov

Vendor Blender
Aug. 4 Enjoy fine art, local handcrafted items and fun for the kids at Groome United Methodist Church in Lewes. 250-1740, ruthconn@msn.com

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair
Aug. 4-5 More than 200 craftspeople exhibit at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. pacrafts.org/august

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Aug. 4-Oct. 28 Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends and Labor Day Monday at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim. parenfaire.com

Softball World Series
Aug. 5-11 Girls from the United States and around the world take the field at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana. seniorsoftballws.org

Concert by the Canal
Aug. 10 Live music at Lewes Canalfront Park features The Martini Brothers. 644-0108

Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival
Aug. 10-11 The two-day multicultural celebration moves to the Seaford Sports Complex this year. 628-1908, easternshoreafram.org

Delaware Lighthouse Festival
Aug. 11 This inaugural event at the Lewes Terminal of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry features exhibits, tours, entertainment, food, drink, vendors and kids’ activities. delawarelighthousefestival.com

editor’s pick Fireworks and Fountains
Aug. 11 And music! This display at Longwood Gardens is set to rock and pop from the ’80s. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Watermelon Festival
Aug. 11 Have fun with watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests, crafts, raffles and free watermelon samples at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. 227-7310, rehobothbeachmuseum.org

Second Saturday Art Walk
Aug. 11 Stop by each of MOSAIC’s Rehoboth art galleries for a reception from 6-9 p.m. mosaicrehoboth.com

Outdoor Fine Art and Craft Show
Aug. 11-12, 18-19 More than 100 artists and artisans exhibit work for sale on the Rehoboth Art League grounds. Enjoy refreshments available for purchase, music and children’s entertainment, too. 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

editor’s pick Philadelphia Folk Festival
Aug. 17-19 Schwenksville, Pa., welcomes Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, Trombone Shorty and others. (215) 247-1300, pfs.org

Middletown Peach Festival
Aug. 18 This event boasts a peach pie contest, a parade, crafts, music, food, games and local art. 378-7466, middletownpeachfestival.com

August Quarterly
Aug. 19-26 This African American festival includes revivals, parades, children’s events, music, crafts, fashion shows, vendors, food, and the Gospel Explosion. Various venues, Wilmington, augustquarterly.org

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February 2018

A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Philly Home + Garden Show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks February 16-18. The show will feature highly-interactive exhibits including a full scale model smart home,...

Cost: 10

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA  19456
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Sponsor: MarketPlace Events
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice are proud to present the inaugural Rehoboth Beach African-American Film Festival. The mission...

Cost: $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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"Choir Boy" presents a complex look at race and sexuality. Shows are at 8pm on February 16 and 17; there is a 2pm matinee on Sunday February 18. Buy tickets online at www.WilmingtonDramaLeague.org.

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-1172
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

Cost: $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on February 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required. As...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x2288
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Diabetes Education Department
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Join DCH, New Castle Conservation District staff, and Delaware Cooperative Extension to grow and learn together through an entire season! Classes are designed for a beginner, but seasoned gardeners...

Cost: $20 members; $30 non-members

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: (302) 658-6262
Contact Name: Ruth Arias
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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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This community event invites attendees to sample healthy dishes prepared by local restaurants and vote for the most creative, tastiest, and best preparation. The first 200 registrants may also sign...

Where:
STAR Health Sciences Complex
540 S. College Ave
Newark, DE  19713
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Explore connections between people and plants in these four inspiring presentations. Special thanks to Whole Foods Market for sponsoring this  year’s refreshments. Individual lecture pricing:...

Cost: $20 members; $30 non-members

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: (302) 658-6262
Contact Name: Mackenzie Knight-Fochs
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Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

Cost: $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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The area’s largest sale of gently used books has been scheduled by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women. The 49th annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
North Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: American Association of University Women
Telephone: 302-428-0939

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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The area’s largest sale of gently used books has been scheduled by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women. The 49th annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
North Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: American Association of University Women
Telephone: 302-428-0939

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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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Ronald Barron was principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1975 until 2008. He joined the orchestra in 1970 after being a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and also...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Celebrate the 12th Annual Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo...

Cost: Free; donations accepted

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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For this Saturday’s activity, visitors will have fun with fluid dynamics and hydraulics - Pascal would be proud! Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
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Lights of Life Goes Disco Nights is Delaware’s premier breast cancer fundraiser to benefit the local programs and services of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Join us for a glamorous, fun...

Cost: *VIP $125.00; *Silver Mirror Ball $50.00

Where:
Dover Downs Hotel
, 1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Telephone: 302-778-1102
Contact Name: Eliza Mohler
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The Newark Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents a performance of Johann Baptist George Neruda, Trumpet Concerto in E flat, with Wendell Banyay, Trumpet.  Also to be featured will be Gabriel Faure,...

Cost: 0 - $20

Where:
Newark United Methodist Church
69 E. Main St.
Newark, DE  19711
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