The Reinvention of Michael Christopher—Again

​More than 40 years after he launched his legendary salon—and begat dozens of local stylists along the way—the pioneer, visionary and creative force that is Michael Christopher Hemphill remains as fabulous as ever.


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Michael Christopher Hemphill opened his new salon in an abandoned garage in Greenville that was deemed “unrentable.”//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

 

Every morning, Michael Hemphill skips the eggs and OJ and logs on to the Daily Word to feast on what he calls his spiritual breakfast. If it’s nice out, he’ll jump on his bike—“not wearing those shorts that ride up my ass,” he says. He’ll pedal. He’ll talk to God. He’ll muse. “I’ll say, ‘Send me a sign. Lead me down the path of where I need to be.’”

That question reveals much. Most would consider his high-profile career to be a darned obvious path.

Chatting in the new HQ of his legendary Michael Christopher Salon, now in Greenville, Hemphill, however, poses another question: How does a lamp get lit? “That’s easy—from the plug,” he answers. “But I’m not plugged into anything you can see. That’s faith.”

While Hemphill doesn’t rip off the Good Book, he’s famous within his circles for speaking in proverbs. The Book of Michael would weigh with equal sanctity statements such as “There are two important days in your life: The day you were born, and the day you know why,” and, “We’re all the fastest swimmers—you’re the sperm that hit the egg, girl!”

The bike-riding, God-talking, faith-forward side of Hemphill might not be what most people imagine when they think of Michael Christopher.

This is, after all, a guy who expertly matches a kiss of blue-green on the upturned cuff of a Burberry shirt to his eyes; who is internationally celebrated in the hair-styling world; and whose name probably graces the side of a styling product you might find in half the vanities in the state—and that’s just Delaware. QVC sales of his products extend coast to coast.

“I can look at something and see more,” Hemphill says.

Like the space he stands in.

In 2017, the salon left its former digs along Pennsylvania Avenue, where it stood for almost four decades, for the Montchanin Corporate Center in Greenville. The commercial property boasts perfectly reasonable retail space. But Hemphill, who calls himself the master of “future pacing”—a practice at the crux of his business—saw more.

“When I toured this place with Pettinaro, I saw this big gray box that said ‘unrentable.’ I said, ‘Show me that.’” The rep told Hemphill it was a dead zone, a dirty truck depot. Hemphill was undaunted. He took one look at the four-bay garage and said, “I’ll take it.”

Famous for reinvention, it didn’t take long for Hemphill to turn the abandoned garage into a sanctuary.

Bold and interesting art and sculpture in gilded vintage golds enliven the walls and complement the wood flooring. The warm tones collide unexpectedly with the cool hues of exposed pipes and beams, stainless steel touches and utilitarian-chic vibes. Natural light drenches the place. Decadent furniture in the reception area offers clients a place to sit and sip something from the beer and wine case. Or clients can hang on the front terrace, nudge their toes into spongy Astroturf and nurse a frap. A private shampoo cavern jams tranquil playlists. The open-look color-mixing space lets clients play voyeur as Hemphill’s masters whip up potions. And the beautifully lit makeup bar is a dream realized for the palette-besotted.

A master of detail, there is but one particular out of place: Cozied up next to lovely bottles of wine in the self-serve case is row upon row of Coors Light cans, and not for irony’s sake. “Oh, God,” he says. “I’m gay. What do I know about beer?”

Hemphill, the future pacer, paces in the present—in $450 martini-embossed Stubbs & Wootton velvet slippers. “The Wi-Fi is down,” he says, thumbing a device now rendered practically useless. “That means no Internet, no music. The phones are down, too. When they come back, we’re going to be flooded.”

It’s an interesting moment for two reasons: The satire at the loss of ’net in the salon of the man who, over a decade ago, in a pre-smartphone world, pioneered the implementation of computer stations at every stylist’s chair so clients could surf the web while getting a partial foil. And the notion that almost 45 years after he started his salon, the 65-year-old Hemphill still books like crazy.

“I see about 20 clients a day,” he says. “My last client drove from Connecticut. I have clients from an 8-year-old to a 98-year-old. Everyone loves the new space, and they keep coming back.”

That’s what happens when you constantly give them something to come back for.

At age 65, Hemphill still sees 20 clients a day—from an 8-year-old to a 98-year-old—at his new salon in Greenville.//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

At 14, Hemphill had a doozy of a plan: Be a stylist, own a business, travel the world. “Thank God I didn’t know about marijuana yet,” he says.

Growing up in the salon biz—his father owned two salons in Kennett Square and his mom worked the desk—Hemphill opened his salon in 1975, in a brownstone on Delaware Avenue that was the antithesis of what he considered a beauty salon: “Smocks, hair all spun up, smoking a cig,” he says. His concept: the boutique salon. “It was sublime, very New York.”

The salon headed to bigger space on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1980 and enjoyed growth attributed to the host city.

“The banking industry was taking off, and women were beginning to go to work in more numbers,” Hemphill says. Add to the mix that there wasn’t another game in town offering edgy, contemporary looks—and from an openly gay stylist.

“He was one of the first gay men on the scene,” says Ann Tasker, owner of Salon Pasca, who worked with Hemphill for 30 years. “He was so proud of it. I remember when the Hotel du Pont asked him to host a cancer auction. It was a big deal. And fabulous—the best one they ever had.”

Tasker, who met Hemphill when she was still wearing braces, became his No. 1. She often had to talk him out of crazy ideas, like the time he wanted to descend from the rafters in a spaceship at a hair competition. “He never wanted to do the same old thing,” she says. “That was death.”

“I’m the guy who’d rather say I wish I hadn’t than I wish I had,” Hemphill says. “But, God, did I overdo things. But sometimes it’s not done until its overdone. When we moved to Pennsylvania Avenue, that’s when we really went off the deep end.”

He describes an early iteration of the salon as “spaceship meets Studio 54.”

“So much neon and stainless steel,” he says. “I had uniforms made, with these big padded shoulders, huge belts. We looked like the Starship Enterprise. I just kept stretching it into an explosion of grandness. We were the only salon doing what we were doing.”

Stylist Toni Toomey was starry-eyed at what she saw. “I was just in awe of the energy there,” Toomey says. “I loved watching Michael create. It was never boring and always, always ahead of the pack. He showed me that even though we live in a small town, we should think big.”

Hemphill out-thinks the pack by future pacing, the term he uses to define his ability to see future trends in business. “I didn’t see the wear-your-pants-below-your-ass thing coming,” he says.

Things he did see coming: the need for a fine-mist mechanism on hair products. At the time, he was consulting for a Japanese company on a product. “The formula we were working on was fabulous,” he says. “But the delivery system was terrible.” He was right. Now that mechanism is all you’ll find.

He also beat YouTube beauty-bloggers to the punch. Before the video-hosting site was but a Silicon Valley dream, QVC was selling out of Hemphill’s “How-To Blow Dry” VHS series.

“I have to stay ahead,” he says. “The pendulum swings every 10 years. Were we being kaled to death 10 years ago?”

Things he did not see coming: watching the talent he cultivated walk out his doors in the 1990s. “One part is, ‘Damn it. They left me.’ And the other is, ‘I planted you like a seed. I grew you. Go grow elsewhere—but don’t you dare come pick from my garden. I will kill you.’”

“I felt bad when people started to leave, because it was the most amazing place,” Toomey says. “The stylists and the assistants were by far the best in the country. I say that with confidence.”

When George Ritzel, former owner of George Marcus Salon and longtime friend of Hemphill, realized it was his time to leave, he was a nervous wreck.

“I admired the man,” says Ritzel, who now lives in Spain. “I strived to be him. I wanted to do the right thing in telling him goodbye, and not be sneaky about it, giving him a choice to either let me go or let me stay until my opening date. When I approached him, he first thanked me for my honesty and congratulated me. Then he told the scheduling coordinators to please inform my clients of my new address. I’ll never forget that—or his famous quotes: ‘The wheel is round, water is wet and the sun is hot. What is it you don’t understand?’”

Years later, Hemphill insists it’s all good. But it stung. “I was the only pie in town,” he says. “And all of a sudden, there were all these new pieces of pie—and I baked them.”

______

Tasker says if it weren’t for Hemphill, Delaware’s salon industry wouldn’t be what it is. “I remember he got a small business award—and, my numbers could be off—but he had created some thousands of jobs in the state,” she says. “Everybody that has a big, upscale salon, at one point, worked for Michael. I think people fail to realize how big of a deal he is in the industry. International competition awards, he was on the Olympic team. He’s the top of the top.”

Says Ritzel, “We all need to admit that there is a little Michael in every salon that has spun off his.”

That pendulum swing was hard. But another was much harder.

______

At 40, Hemphill dangled his feet from the top of the world.

“I was at the pinnacle of my career, and I had my great love,” he says. “We were just sailing into the moon.’

But then his partner, Mark, tested positive for HIV.

“I didn’t know anything,” Hemphill says. “AIDS was relatively new. Was I infected? It was all still a mystery.”

Future pacing kicked in. He bought cemetery plots, took out a life insurance policy, got his business in order.

Hemphill was negative.

“The doctor said ‘nonreactive.’ They wanted to do a study on me. After that, I got into gear. Once you say ‘AIDS,’  people scatter. My story was, Mark has stomach cancer. Everyone bought it.”

Hemphill brought his test results into the salon. “This is sad. But I hung it in the lounge. If Mark was positive, then I’d be, too, and they could see I wasn’t,” he says. “I couldn’t juggle anything else, so I lied. I’ve never felt more horrible about something.”

Years later, Hemphill—now happily married—was on a trip with his staff. He stood in the middle of a bus and confessed.

“There were tears and applause,” he recalls. “His death still kills me. And it changed me, because here’s what I’ve always believed—we can spend 10 minutes today invested in this and get back 10 minutes tomorrow, but it doesn’t work like that. I started asking myself, ‘How important is that party?’ Time is the most precious thing we have.”

Tasker was on that bus. “It was really devastating, but we were all proud of him,” she says.

______

In 2006, he gutted the Pennsylvania Avenue location, put $300,000 into it and relaunched. Count to 10, and he’s in a once-forgotten truck depot, trading laughs with a client, wearing a cornflower waffle-knit henley, jeans and taupe flats.

A henley and jeans? At Michael Christopher’s?

“I remember when we hooked the fancy,” he says. “Everyone started dressing up to come. Why? It’s not like that. Unless you’re booking me, we’re on par with many salons.

“It’s like I have this persona,” he says. “I was in Pathmark in a hoodie and jeans, and a woman said, ‘Does anyone ever tell you you look like Michael Christopher?’” He said yes. Then she said, “But he’d never be caught dead in a Pathmark buying chicken.”

“I’m down to earth,” he says. “I can be all, ‘Ladies and gentlemennnnn’ in a second, but it’s not every day. Yes, I’m gay. I know the real meaning of fabulous. But you don’t need to come here in Gucci.”

Having launched his salon, consulting jobs, a remade salon, QVC products and another renovated salon, Hemphill is considering his next act. “I lay in my pool with a cocktail and think, What am I going to do next?” he says.

Right now, it’s putfeetunderyourprayers.com, a web-based matchmaking service where entrepreneurs can mingle with giving spirits and make business dreams come true.

“I think we’re here for someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to and something to leave behind,” Hemphill says. “Life is simple. We make it difficult. We need to find our mission, and I’m still looking. When you’re ripe you’re rotten, but when you’re green, you grow.”

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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Eliminate that double chin.  RSVP to learn more about coolsculpting: https://coolnet.force.com/CoolEventLandingPage?id=7015A000001ye48QAA

Cost: FREE

Where:
Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Telephone: 302-998-8007
Contact Name: Nicole Drolet
Website »

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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​Christiana Winds are Eileen Grycky, flute; Christopher Nichols, clarinet; John David Smith, horn; and Lynn Moncilovich,  bassoon, with Guest Artists Merideth Hit Estevez, oboe, and...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
University of Delaware Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

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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Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and...

Cost: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
Website »

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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Eliminate that double chin.  RSVP to learn more about coolsculpting: https://coolnet.force.com/CoolEventLandingPage?id=7015A000001ye48QAA

Cost: FREE

Where:
Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Telephone: 302-998-8007
Contact Name: Nicole Drolet
Website »

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Tuesday, October 23 6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall Join us for an illustrated talk as lecturer Peter Brown celebrates the rescue of Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire, England. Purchase...

Cost: $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

Cost: Free!

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On our trips to Mt. Cuba, you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover at our secluded picnic grove...

Cost: Adults: $15; Seniors (60+): $14; Children (2-12): $13; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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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
Website »

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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
Website »

More information

Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Eliminate that double chin.  RSVP to learn more about coolsculpting: https://coolnet.force.com/CoolEventLandingPage?id=7015A000001ye48QAA

Cost: FREE

Where:
Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Sponsor: Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Telephone: 302-998-8007
Contact Name: Nicole Drolet
Website »

More information

Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

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
Website »

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Join us for a 6 course celebration of the animals from Foster's Farmhouse as we say farewell to Chef Dave at his last beer dinner in Wilmington!  Presented by Executive Chef David Foster  Head...

Cost: 75

Where:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
620 Justison Street
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Food Shelter PR
Contact Name: Ellie

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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

More information

Under the direction of James Ancona, the UD Symphonic Band presents a concert featuring works by Persichetti and Bernstein, plus a suite from the score of the Academy Award-winning animated film...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Amstel Ave. and Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

Cost: Free!

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature....

Cost: $10

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

More information

Get lost in a book during Mt. Cuba’s Story Time in the Gardens. Children are invited to visit the gardens on Thursday mornings for a story from a nature-themed children’s book. Intended for...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
View map »


Sponsor: Mt. Cuba Center
Telephone: 302-239-8883
Contact Name: Sara Stevenson
Website »

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Eliminate that double chin.  RSVP to learn more about coolsculpting: https://coolnet.force.com/CoolEventLandingPage?id=7015A000001ye48QAA

Cost: FREE

Where:
Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Telephone: 302-998-8007
Contact Name: Nicole Drolet
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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.  $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Oct 25 Costume...

Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Each month, the DelArt Readers will select a book, collection of articles, or film with a creative slant. These boundary-crossing readings will provide opportunity to question, debate,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Holiday Sale Oct 26, 8AM to 2PM Oct 27, 8AM to Noon   Holiday decorations, furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, original art,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Cokesbury Residents Association
Telephone: 302-235-8578
Contact Name: John Prince

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Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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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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 for Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton , DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Art Museum

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant to host customer appreciation day at the end of October with drink and food specials. On Friday, October 26, Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant, which...

Cost: Please see menu

Where:
Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
1709 Lovering Ave
Wilmington, DE
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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Come wearing your most stylish, creative or creepy costume and join the partygoers for CCArt's annual bash. Tasty bites, cocktails (cash bar), silent auction including arty objects, unusual...

Cost: $13-$20

Where:
Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row & Rt. 82
Yorklyn, DE  19736
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Sponsor: Center for the Creative Arts
Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Terry Foreman
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Duane Cottrell, director. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Amstel Ave. and Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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Gather around the bonfire with us, and be transported back in time through stories of local folklore and history by our gifted storytellers. Each community, each state, are threads in the fabric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gre
500 Greenbank Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Telephone: 130-299-99001
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Friday night after the game FUN just got better thanks to Main Event Entertainment’s new Friday Night FUN and Games pass. Students 18-years-old and under can keep the Friday night excitement...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: 302-722-9466
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Holiday Sale Oct 26, 8AM to 2PM Oct 27, 8AM to Noon   Holiday decorations, furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, original art,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Cokesbury Residents Association
Telephone: 302-235-8578
Contact Name: John Prince

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Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host their 3rd annual Believe to Achieve 5k fun run/walk on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Hooper’s Landing Fitness Trail in Seaford....

Cost: $15.00/person

Where:
Hooper's Landing Fitness Trail
1019 Locust St
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-536-5395
Contact Name: Nanticoke Weight Loss
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Create your own succulent pumpkin for a gift or table centerpiece. All materials (pumpkin, succulents, mosses, berries, lots of beautiful things) will be provided, just bring a box for your fall...

Cost: $38, includes all materials

Where:
Inland Bays Garden Center
38320 Muddy Neck Road
Frankford, DE  19945
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Sponsor: Inland Bays Garden Center
Telephone: 130-253-91839
Contact Name: Liz Nalle
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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Strasburg Spooktacular is a family-friendly Halloween celebration at Strasburg Rail Road’s picturesque Groff’s Grove. Passengers will board the train at East Strasburg Station traveling to the...

Cost: Adults(12+) $19 Child(2-11) $13 Infants(0-1) $4

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 186-672-59666
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove or 2½-hour...

Cost: Adults: $15-19; Seniors (60+): $14-18; Children (2-12): $13-17

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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Join us for our Halloween Tie-Dye & Cookie Decorating at the cafe. All Supplies Included (t-shirt with instruction from a local artist and half dozen cookies for decorating) Costume prices...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
Whereabouts Cafe
214 Peoples Plaza
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: Whereabouts Cafe
Telephone: 302.836.3365
Contact Name: Whereabouts Cafe
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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
Website »

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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Have a perfectly spooky time in the dark at Winterthur with actor David Keltz portraying Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man show as well as creepy crafts and spirits—to drink! Take a chilling tram ride...

Cost: $38 per Member. $45 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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This first event of the 2018-2019 Arts at Covenant Series is a scream for the entire family! This fun and interactive program will feature seasonal music from The Nightmare Before Christmas,...

Cost: $5.00 per person/$20 maximum per family

Where:
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
503 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: The Arts at Covenant
Telephone: 302-743-1201
Contact Name: Ryan Pryslak
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HALLOWEEN AT OBEROD A benefit event to support The Delaware Contemporary generously hosted by Chrissy Hitchens and Vance Kershner. Saturday, October 27, 2018 7 - 10 PM Your spirit is being...

Cost: $150

Where:
Oberod Estate
400 Burnt Mill Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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This fun-filled 2-hour event is a great way to experience the exciting sport of curling. Event includes a lesson on delivery and sweeping lasting about an hour, followed by about an hour of actual...

Cost: 45

Where:
Patriot Ice Center
101 John F. Campbell Rd.
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Diamond State Curling Club
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​UD's premier choral ensemble is directed by Paul D. Head. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Advance tickets are available through the CFA Box Office,...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
St. Helena's Catholic Church
602 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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