Events

A look at all the local beach events.




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

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

Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 23 More than 30 vendors sell foods, flowers and goodies at Grove Park every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. rbfarmersmarket.com

Second Saturdays Art Walk
Thru Dec. 8 Visit MOSAIC’s downtown Rehoboth fine art galleries for specials and receptions. mosaicrehoboth.com

Habitat for Humanity Weekend
May 31-June 1 Enjoy live and silent auctions at Bethany Blues on Thursday, followed by the Walt Jones Memorial Golf Outing at the Midway Par 3 course on Friday. sussexh4hweekend.com

Craft Exhibition and Sale
June 1-July 15 This 39th annual Rehoboth Art League Members’ event features baskets, ceramics, fiber, glass and other mixed media. 227-8408,
rehobothartleague.org

Youth Fishing Tournament
June 2 Kids ages 15 and younger celebrate National Fishing & Boating Week at Milton Memorial Park on the Upper Broadkill River. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show
June 2 This juried fine crafts show runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the boardwalk. townofbethanybeach.com

Lighthouse Tours
June 2-Sept. 8 Depart from Lewes to tour the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse on select Saturdays. 645-8073,
leweschamber.com

Picnic in the Park
June 3 This tented affair at Lewes Canalfront Park kicks off summer with activities for all ages. lewescanalfrontpark.org

Downtown Rehoboth Restaurant Week
June 3-9 Partake of three-course $30 or $20 prix-fixe dinners all over town. 227-2772,
downtownrehoboth.com

Classic at Baywood Greens
June 6 Support the Beebe Medical Foundation’s Tunnell Cancer Center with a day on the championship golf course at Baywood in Long Neck. 644-2900, beebemedicalfoundation.org

Best of the Beach Art Auction
June 9 This annual event features fine art, dinner, dancing and auction items under a tent on the Beebe Medical Center campus. 644-2900, beebemedicalfoundation.org

Lewes Strawberry Festival
June 9 Sussex County strawberries, music and fun await visitors to this fest at the Lewes Historical Society. historiclewes.org

Military Family Appreciation Day
June 10 Honor Sussex County families whose members have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during this day of activities, food and entertainment for the whole family. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Delmarva Chicken Festival
June 15-16 The chicken festival flies the coop this year, but doesn’t go too far. Find your finger-lickin’ fun in Salisbury, Md. (800) 878-2449, dpichicken.org

Family Boat-Building Weekend
June 15-17 Get down to business at the Lewes Life Saving Station Boathouse. historiclewes.org

Delaware Seaside Toy & Train Show
June 16 See more than 100 tables of trains, train-related items and toys at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 537-5557, delawareseasiderailroadclub.com

Lewes Garden Tour
June 16 Enjoy a self-guided tour of nine private gardens and one public one, along with a garden market, food and working artists. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Fun and Fitness
June 17 Quest Fitness and Fun presents a day of yoga, spinning, running, kayaking, stand-up paddling and Zumba at Lewes Canalfront Park. 644-0108, lewescanalfrontpark.org

Chautauqua Tent Performances
June 17-21 The  theme is “The War of 1812”  for this year’s performances at Zwaanendael Park and the Lewes Historical Society. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Concerts by the Canal
June 22, July 20, Aug. 10 Live music at Lewes Canalfront Park features Big Fat Slim and the Has-Beens, The Bullbuckers and The Martini Brothers, respectively. 644-0108

Food 4 Friends Beach Ball
June 23 Enjoy food and drink, dancing and a silent auction at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro during this inaugural event for Food 4 Friends. food4friends.us

Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival
June 23-24 Sea glass, decoys and waterfowl art are highlighted along with great food and speakers at the Lewes Historical Society. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

Fish ’N’ Kids
June 24 At Lewes Canalfront Park,  kids ages 3 to 12 enjoy nature walks, seining, touch tanks, kayaks and stand-up paddling, and can even make their own fishing pole. 644-0108

Bethany Farmers Market Sundays
July 1-Sept. 2 Stroll through the market on Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue. bethanybeachfarmersmarket.com

Delaware Bay Maritime History Tour
Mondays in July and August Take a history tour of the Delaware Bay while aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. historiclewes.org

Lewes Vintage Base Ball Game
July 1 Baseballers play by 1864 rules in a matchup against the Talbot Fairplays at the University of Delaware Lewes campus. historiclewes.org

Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Lewes
July 4 Join in old-fashioned children’s games and activities on Second Street before the canal’s decorated boat parade and downtown’s family-friendly Doo-Dah Parade. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Rehoboth Beach Fireworks
July 4 More than 80,000 people gather on the boardwalk and shoreline to view this show, which starts around 9:15 p.m. 227-2772, downtownrehoboth.com

Bethany Independence Day Celebration
July 4 Bethany Beach hosts a parade, a blueberry pie-eating contest, a horseshoe-throwing contest, music and fireworks. townofbethanybeach.com

St. Peter’s Art and Artisan Show
July 7 This 46th annual show boasts 140 exhibitors of fine arts and fine crafts at St. Peter’s Church on Second Street in Lewes. 645-8479, stpeterslewes.org

Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour
July 10-11 Tour unique homes and gardens in the Rehoboth Beach area. 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

Lewes Historical Society Craft Show
July 14 Enjoy crafts, live music, food and fun on the society’s tree-shaded grounds. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

Wine Tasting and Art Auction
July 18 The Cordrey Center in Millsboro hosts an evening of art, Italian wines, food, a silent auction and the music of Paul Cullen, all to benefit KINfolk. 645-6971, kinfolkkids.org

Progress for Prostate Golf Tournament
July 19 Support Beebe Medical Foundation’s Free Prostate Screening and Awareness Program with a day at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. 644-2900, beebemedicalfoundation.org

Beach and Bay Cottage Tour
July 25-26 Visit homes in Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island during this 21st annual tour to benefit the Friends of South Coastal Library. 537-5828, beachandbaycottagetour.com

Decked Out: A Benefit for the Bays
July 26 It’s desserts, drinks and steel drums on the deck for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, at 39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach. 226-8105, inlandbays.org

Sandcastle Contest
Aug. 4 More than 100 teams and 800 participants get creative at Fisherman’s Beach in Rehoboth. 227-2233, beach-fun.com

Antiques Show
Aug. 4 The Lewes Historical Society’s oldest continuing tradition benefits educational and preservation programs at the society. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society-Rehoboth Beach Museum Beach Ball
Aug. 4 The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society’s annual gala includes dining, dancing and auctions at the Kings Creek Country Club. 227-7310, rehobothbeachmuseum.org

Delaware Lighthouse Festival
Aug. 11 This inaugural event on the Lewes terminal grounds of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry features exhibits, programs, tours, food, drink and kids’ activities. 644-7046, delawarebaylights.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

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. Refreshments available for purchase, music and children’s entertainment are also included. 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

Beach Barbecue
Aug. 25 Give summer a proper send-off while supporting Children’s Beach House programs with an evening of entertainment, dinner, drinks and friends. 645-9184, cbhinc.org

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January 2017

January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Sports Card & Collectible Show at Aetna Fire Hall on Jan. 22—sign up now! -Sports Cards McFarlane Figures Comic Books Non-Sports cards Wrestling Items Vintage Starting...

Cost: $2

Where:
Aetna Fire Hall
400 Ogletown Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: A2Z Promotions
Telephone: 302-983-2636
Contact Name: Bob Harper
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Belly Dance Classes with Zahra Beginner & intermediate classes open to teens and adults Sundays in January starting Jan 8th Beginner: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Intermediate: 1 - 2 p.m (must get...

Cost: $15-$42

Where:
Take the Lead Studio
320 Lantana Drive
Hockessin , DE  19711
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Sponsor: Take the Lead
Contact Name: Zahra
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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Ah, typecasting—the baritone is always the bad guy! In Devils, Drunks & Dastardly Dudes, we’ll go on an operatic journey of men behaving badly. We’ll add a tenor to the mix, too… but we...

Cost: $29-$59

Where:
OperaDelaware Studio
4 South Poplar St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: OperaDelaware
Telephone: 302-442-7809
Contact Name: Mary Wilcosky
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Come give curling a try! At this 2-hour intro-to-curling event we'll provide a basic lesson then coach you through a mini-game.  Whether you just want to cross #curling off your bucket list or...

Cost: $35

Where:
The Pond Ice Arena
101 John Campbell Rd
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Diamond State Curling Club
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ are...

Cost: Free

Where:
2nd and 3rd Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne and Stephanie Dumpson
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Guest speakers Patty Dailey-Lewis, executive director of the Beau Biden Foundation, and Delaware Family Court commissioner Loretta Young will discuss how participation in social media can too...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilmington University - Dover
Building A Auditorium
3282 N DuPont Highway
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Wilmington University College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Telephone: 302-295-1164
Contact Name: Dr. Johanna Bishop
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

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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Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, Dec 1st thru Thursday, December 15th Winter session: Tuesday, January 17th thru Thursday, March 30th   Drop in on Nature is...

Cost: see description

Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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East Coast Garden Center Indoor Farmers Market Nov 8, 2016 - April 11, 2017  11 am- 2 pm 25 vendors Location:  East Coast Garden Center 30366 Cordrey Rd Millsboro, DE 19966 302-945-3489

Cost: frr

Where:
East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: East Coast Garden Center
Telephone: 302-945-3489
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East Coast Garden Center Indoor Farmer's Marke 25 vendors

Cost: Free

Where:
East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Telephone: 302-945-3489
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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A four-week series of ballroom dancing classes taught by teachers from the BlueBallroom. Tuesdays starting Jan. 10. Classes are $30 a lesson for Non-Members. Non-Member slots are limited. For...

Cost: $30

Where:
University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, Dec 1st thru Thursday, December 15th Winter session: Tuesday, January 17th thru Thursday, March 30th   Drop in on Nature is...

Cost: see description

Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts January 19th, every other Thursday until March 30th This program is based entirely outdoors and is...

Cost: Cost: $30 for TLC members / $40 for non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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MARC BROUSSARD In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and...

Cost: $22 SRO- $32 SEATED

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Tutto Fresco has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Call for details. http://tuttofrescode.com/

Where:
Tutto Fresco
514 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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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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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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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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January 28 – Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m. Science Saturday – Truss Me, You Won’t Fall! Become an engineer for the day. Design a bridge to hold as much weight as possible....

Cost: Activities are included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
Website »

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GRILLED CHEESE AND CRAFT BEER TASTING We have taken two of the best things on earth and paired them together – Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer – and paired them together in unexpected and...

Cost: $40

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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Saturday, January 28, 2017 at  7:30 pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3 pm at Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square...

Cost: Tickets are $25 online, and $30 at the door. Student tickets $10 at the door.

Where:
Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Lyric Fest
Telephone: 215-438-1702
Contact Name: Jessica Nelson
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Fan favorite, Dick Smith, returns to the Dickinson Theatre Organ Society concert stage on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 for a show that is sure to bring the house down! Dick Smith has been a...

Cost: $15 Adults; $10 Students

Where:
John Dickinson High School Auditorium
1801 Milltown Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Dickinson Theatre Organ Society
Telephone: 302-995-2603
Contact Name: Bob Dilworth
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The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society presents Dick Smith. For tickets, click here: http://www.dtoskimball.org/events-tickets/ticket-information/ For further information, please call us at...

Where:
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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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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MOTHERSHIP Mothership is the area's premier Led Zeppelin Tribute show. Composed of seasoned, professional musicians Mario Padovani - vocals, keyboards, Frank Ginocchio - drums, Chris Julian -...

Cost: 15

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
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