2013 Wedding and Celebration Trends



The staff at Baywood Greens in Long Neck will create this lovely setting.

Photo by Amber Shader Photography

It’s the time of year when weddings, parties and celebrations are in full swing. As 2013 rolls along, the experts weigh in on everything from floral arrangements to venue choices and apparel.

“The biggest wedding and party season for our store is always January through May,” says Colleen Wilson of Claire’s Fashions in Wilmington.

Since gowns can take three to six months to be made and received, most brides-to-be and promgoers start the shopping process in January and February to make sure they get the dresses they want. “Our wedding season is when the weather is nice so people can take advantage of having their ceremony in our garden and reception in the ballroom,” says Lauren Hanna of Baywood Greens in Long Neck. “We host 50 to 55 weddings between April and November, and a few wedding receptions in the winter months.”

“I am seeing brides steer away from flowers and use non-traditional centerpieces instead,” says Ashlee McCullough of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington. “Fruit, vases and earthy things are very popular. Bright colors are also popular, or black with a pop of color. For guests gifts, many brides are going with more personal items like handmade soaps, treats made by family members, honey from local farms they love, or donations to nonprofits.”

Many more brides are requesting non-strapless gowns than ever before, says Wilson. “Lace is big again this year, but we also see the return to the more traditional satin ball gown styles. For maids, neutrals are very big. We have a lot of wedding parties going with charcoal and platinum gray as well as a lot of very soft pastel shades.”

“I am seeing two distinct styles trending right now for our weddings,” says Tom Covello of Celebrations Design Group in Claymont. “About half of our weddings are regal and formal, where the couples are requesting abundant sparkling crystal ornamentation throughout the designing,” he says.

“With them, I’m incorporating opulent crystal candelabras, oversized fluffy flowers, textured linens on the tables, hanging crystal chandeliers and impressive ceremony focal points,” says Covello. “The alternate half of our weddings are very casual, unstructured and organic preferences with moss, succulents, wildflowers and ornamental grasses, burlap, wood and mismatched collections of glass bottles and mason jars.”

In both styles, candlelight is always a request and the newest item is chic mercury glass. Many couples are incorporating homemade gifts and favors or recipes at their wedding receptions, Hanna says.

There are also some do’s and don’ts when it comes to planning. “Make sure to set your overall wedding budget before you start making the big decisions,” Hanna says. “Book a date, venue and vendors as early as possible. Take advantage of every free moment you have.”

Make sure you do a test run and sample everything, even if you have to pay for it (food tasting, floral samples, hair and make-up samples, etc.).

Don’t stress the little details. Focus on the big picture—you’re marrying the person of your dreams, Hanna says. Don’t invite more people than your ceremony or reception site can accommodate. Additionally, don’t ignore your partner’s ideas. Make him or her a part of the planning process.

“For a fall wedding, book early,” McCullough says. “Dates go fast. If you book a holiday wedding or holiday weekend wedding remember prices for everything seem to go up. That’s airfare, gas, staffing and much more.”

If you pick a date and can’t budge, don’t expect every vendor and location to be available.

When setting your sights on a specific location, make sure you know the rules for catering and decor, McCullough says. Many unique venues have just one caterer. If you want a candlelight-themed wedding and you love a specific place, but then find out you can’t have candles, your planned theme is not going to work.

If you want a specific caterer, check to make sure your location allows an outside caterer. Find out in advance where your caterer works before you choose a venue.

Get organized, but don’t obsess. If you can’t handle the organization thing, hire an event planner. You want your wedding to be fun and memorable.

McCullough says it’s OK to ask for help. But don’t assume the task will be done exactly how you explained it. Be gracious. People love to celebrate with you and want to help. If you are the controlling type, then find simple things people can do to help. It will make them feel good and you can focus on the big stuff.

Recommendations go a long way. Ask for them or find them. Make sure to get everything in writing.

Don’t assume everyone knows everything they are supposed to do the weekend of or leading up to your wedding. Make timelines for your bridal party.

“There is a nice way of doing this without being pushy or crazy,” McCullough says. “Also, guests really do like a breakdown of what is happening. If you have guests coming into a hotel, leave a brief note in their gift bag stating all of the events happening for the weekend.”

When it comes to a wedding or party, make sure you start early, Wilson says. It is never too early to check major items off the wedding to-do list.

Don’t bring a bunch of people to you bridal appointment. It’s better to bring the two people whose opinions mean the most.

“Do enjoy yourself,” Wilson says. “This should be a fun and exciting time. Don’t get stressed out shopping for your gown. Try to relax and enjoy every minute. Remember you are planning a celebration.”

Don’t let your bridesmaids pick whatever they want, she warns. This can lead to wasted time and major headaches.
Instead bring a couple of women from your wedding party to try on dresses and pick out colors. Most maids want guidance and want to make sure the bride is happy. You are not a bridezilla by voicing your opinion on the dresses or gowns that they wear, but you want to make sure the style is flattering on all of the women regardless of size.

“At Claire’s, we have a private bridal suite with two separate appointment rooms,” Wilson says. “Brides and their parties really enjoy being able to sit down and relax and take their time without having an entire store of customers looking at them.”

Claire’s has everything for your wedding attire needs, including tuxedo rentals.

It usually takes three to four months for bridal gowns to come in, but it can take up to six months for custom changes.
Some brides plan to lose weight before weddings. Always order for what size fits you now, and make the adjustments as you shed the pounds later.

When it comes to venues, the DCCA is unique. It opens its galleries during all of its events.

“This is included in your venue fee,” McCullough says. “Guests can wander through and experience contemporary art. Our galleries are built into an old railroad car warehouse, so the exposed beams, high ceilings, and funky design draws brides looking for something other than a standard ballroom feel.”

The DCCA is also conveniently located just off I-95 in Wilmington, she says, “so many brides love that guests from the south and north can get here easily and quickly.”

Hanna says there are many frequently asked questions when it comes to venues.
Baywood Greens has a food and beverage license, so the venue provides all food and beverages. No outside food and beverages may be brought in.

“We also do not allow outside vendors to handle decor because we have an in-house florist who handles all decor and floral arrangements,” she says. “We do provide an area for the wedding parties to get dressed. We have dressing rooms for men and women that wedding parties can get ready in. We also only handle one wedding per day, so you don’t have to worry about sharing your wedding day with anyone else.”

Resources

Baywood Greens
34026 Anna’s Way, ste. 1, Long Neck, 745-3039,
baywoodgreens.com

Brandywine Country Club
2822 Shipley Road,
Wilmington, 478-2110,
brandywinecountryclub.net

Celebrations Design Group
950 Ridge Road, Claymont, 793-3893,
celebrationsdesigngroup.com

Chesapeake Inn
605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md.,
(410) 885-2040, martuscelliandsons.com

Claire’s Fashions
1312 Philadelphia Pike,
Wilmington, 798-1312,
clairesfashions.net

Delaware Center for the
Contemporary Arts

200 S. Madison St.,
Wilmington, 656-6466, thedcca.org

Delaware Express Shuttle
2825 Ogletown Road.,
Newark, 454-7800,
delexpress.com

Firestone
110 S. West St., Riverfront, Wilmington, 658-6626,
firestoneriverfront.com

Gloss Salon
276 E. Main St., ste. 101,
Newark, 737-8080,
salondelaware.com

Kreston Wine & Spirits
904 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, 652-3792,
krestonwines.com

Serpe & Sons Bakery
1411 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere, 994-1868,
serpesbakery.com
 

 

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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities at the Delaware Museum of Natural History's newest special exhibit. Undertake...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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During his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s, Robinson developed a linear...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. Famous painters and Sunday painters were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The 2017 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 3rd and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 25th from 10:00 AM. until 2:00 PM, except...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Downtown Visions
Telephone: 302-425-0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel comes to life on stage as Hetty, a feisty young orphan with an intrepid imagination, embarks on an adventure to find her true home. Infused with live music...

Cost:

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique!   By appointment only (call 302.888.4786).  Free admission. Note: Limit no more than three objects per...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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March 18, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pmApril 29, 2017; 9:30 am-12:30 pmApril 29, 2017; 1:30 pm-3:30 pmMay 6, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Winterthur offers an exciting array of programs just for Girl Scouts! ...

Cost: The cost for each program varies.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Tours & Reservations
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TRUMAN OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER   Starting on April 28th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present TRUMAN, a moving but humorous drama with two magnificent...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Get to know Wilmington University at its Spring Open House on Wednesday, May 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn about WilmU's career-focused degree programs, flexible course options,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilmington University
320 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Wilmington University
Telephone: (302) 356-6744
Contact Name: Undergraduate Admissions Department
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1st Wednesdays, February - June, 6-8 $20 | Cash bar | Members enjoy a complimentary drink Unwind mid-week with a new creative project each month! FEBRUARY 1 | #iPhonography Scavenger Hunt Register...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Cost: $35

Where:
Grand Opera House/Baby Grand Ballroom
818 N. Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Troy's Treasure,LLC/DFSF Charity, Inc
Telephone: 856-655-8910
Contact Name: Troy Oglesby
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The Lighthouse Inc., Church will be holding a 6-month seminar on "Self-Deliverance." The seminar will start on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. The seminar will be held every...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc., Church
Telephone: 302-632-4679
Contact Name: Christopher Gore
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Caliber Collision created Rhythm Restoration Food Drive as a way to assist our local food banks.  During the summer, children who receive school lunches will turn to food banks, and collecting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Caliber Collision
731 Rue Madora
Bear, DE  19701
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Sponsor: Caliber Collision
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Every Thursday, 9:00 am in the Brown Learning Center   March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017 April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017 May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017   Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden...

Cost: Drop-in rate of $10 for members and non-members.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Tours & Reservations

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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities at the Delaware Museum of Natural History's newest special exhibit. Undertake...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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During his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s, Robinson developed a linear...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. Famous painters and Sunday painters were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Thursdays, May – September, 10:30 - 11am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
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Story Time at the Brandywine Zoo Every Thursday May-September at 10:30am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Takes place outside in the main zoo, and may include a...

Cost: Zoo Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive,
Wilmington, DE  19802
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel comes to life on stage as Hetty, a feisty young orphan with an intrepid imagination, embarks on an adventure to find her true home. Infused with live music...

Cost:

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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March 18, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pmApril 29, 2017; 9:30 am-12:30 pmApril 29, 2017; 1:30 pm-3:30 pmMay 6, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Winterthur offers an exciting array of programs just for Girl Scouts! ...

Cost: The cost for each program varies.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Tours & Reservations
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Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique!   By appointment only (call 302.888.4786).  Free admission. Note: Limit no more than three objects per...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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TRUMAN OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER   Starting on April 28th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present TRUMAN, a moving but humorous drama with two magnificent...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery invites you for sips, snacks and shopping to celebrate our grand opening of our new spa. Enjoy special discounts on purchases during event. RSVP:...

Where:
537 Stanton-Christiana Rd., Suite 210
Newark, DE  19713
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Pages of Time: Mother & Daughter Book & Craft Club Thursday November 3, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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May 4 – Thursday – 7 p.m. Author Talk: “The Monopolists” Mary Pilon will explore the history of the board game Monopoly. This author talk is based off of Pilon’s New York Times...

Cost: $0

Where:
Auditorium of Hagley's Soda House
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 243
Contact Name: Carol Lockman
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents Tartuffe by Molière; translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur....

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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Caliber Collision created Rhythm Restoration Food Drive as a way to assist our local food banks.  During the summer, children who receive school lunches will turn to food banks, and collecting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Caliber Collision
731 Rue Madora
Bear, DE  19701
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Sponsor: Caliber Collision
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Pastel Progressions, an exhibition of pastel paintings by Nick Serratore, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from May 5-26, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Laura Hickman New Pastels Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, May 5, 5 – 8 PM Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur...

Cost: Free with Admission

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

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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities at the Delaware Museum of Natural History's newest special exhibit. Undertake...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

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

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Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. Famous painters and Sunday painters were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

During his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s, Robinson developed a linear...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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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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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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This noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café.

Cost: $12 for Members, $14 for Non-Members (Café lunch voucher included in price)

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel comes to life on stage as Hetty, a feisty young orphan with an intrepid imagination, embarks on an adventure to find her true home. Infused with live music...

Cost:

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique!   By appointment only (call 302.888.4786).  Free admission. Note: Limit no more than three objects per...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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March 18, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pmApril 29, 2017; 9:30 am-12:30 pmApril 29, 2017; 1:30 pm-3:30 pmMay 6, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Winterthur offers an exciting array of programs just for Girl Scouts! ...

Cost: The cost for each program varies.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Tours & Reservations
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Nanticoke Health Services is again joining forces with the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seaford to promote women’s health awareness at the 4th annual LIVE FOR CHOCOLATE on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Seaford
304 High Street
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Health Services, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seaford
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Quarter Auction and Raffle to benefit CubScout Pack 76.

Cost: $5 per paddle

Where:
Asbury United Methodist Church
20 W. Mt. Vernon Street
Smyrna, DE  19977
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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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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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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents Tartuffe by Molière; translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur....

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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Legally Blonde runs April 28 to May 7, 2017, at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 West Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. on April 28, April 29, May 5 and May 6. Matinees...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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Cost: $20-25 for registration

Where:
Wild Quail Country Club
1 Clubhouse Drive
Camden-Wyoming , DE
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Telephone: 302-996-9400
Contact Name: Renee Bennett
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Unearth the Wonderful World of Wetlands!Join us for the first annual Wetlands Celebration Day, where there will be something for the whole family: Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Trap...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trap Pond State Park
38587 Baldcypress Lane
Suite 10B
Laurel, DE  19956
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Sponsor: DNREC
Telephone: 302-739-9939
Contact Name: Brittany Haywood
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Tyler Members’ Preview: Friday, May 5, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. General public sale: Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7; 9 a.m.–3 p.m. both days. Attract birds and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-566-9134
Contact Name: Gary Bloomer
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Laura Hickman New Pastels Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, May 5, 5 – 8 PM Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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Date: May 6th Time: All Day Cost: Free Celebrate our quirky state bird the blue hen by making your own blue hen mask! Ages 4-10. Drop-in anytime!

Cost: Free

Where:
Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street
Dover, DE  19903
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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities at the Delaware Museum of Natural History's newest special exhibit. Undertake...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

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

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Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Are you interested in learning more about what volunteer opportunities the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation has to offer? Consider attending our Volunteer Open House at our shipyard in Wilmington, DE from...

Cost:

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E 7th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Date: May 6th Time: All Day Cost: Free Celebrate our quirky state bird the blue hen by making your own blue hen mask! Ages 4-10. Drop-in anytime!

Cost: Free

Where:
Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street
Dover, DE  19903
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FANTASTIC REALITY – A MOST UNUSUAL EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION SAT, 6 MAY FROM 5-7 PM.  CONTINUES UNTIL 29 MAY. How often do you find a married couple who are both artists? ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. Famous painters and Sunday painters were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

During his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s, Robinson developed a linear...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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May 6 – Saturday – 11 a.m. Rocks and Roll Mills Walking Tour at Hagley Museum Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. Take home a piece...

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

Where:
Hagley Museum
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel comes to life on stage as Hetty, a feisty young orphan with an intrepid imagination, embarks on an adventure to find her true home. Infused with live music...

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Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Museum Performance: Noon – 12:30 p.m.Labyrinth Performance: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware and the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!” World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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March 18, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pmApril 29, 2017; 9:30 am-12:30 pmApril 29, 2017; 1:30 pm-3:30 pmMay 6, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Winterthur offers an exciting array of programs just for Girl Scouts! ...

Cost: The cost for each program varies.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Tours & Reservations
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Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique!   By appointment only (call 302.888.4786).  Free admission. Note: Limit no more than three objects per...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents Tartuffe by Molière; translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur....

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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Presenting our spring concert series, "Theme Songs to Ring By"

Cost: free will offering

Where:
Hockessin Library
1023 Valley Rd
Hockessin , DE  19707
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Sponsor: Wilmington Handbell Ensemble
Telephone: 302-239-5160
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Harvard historian Jane Kamensky looks through the eyes of painter John Singleton Copley to reveal an unknown American Revolution. Drawn from Kamensky's riveting new book A Revolution in Color,...

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

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: Winterthur Information & Tours
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Author Tom Ryan will be giving a talk "Delaware during the Civil War," and signing copies of his book, Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kirkwood Library
6000 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sussex Academy Derby Day Saturday, May 6, 2017 on the Green at the Lewes Public Library 4-7:30pm Derby Best Dress, DFH Beer, Wine, Mint Juleps, Heavy hors d'oeuvres, auctions and Live broadcast...

Cost: $80 each

Where:
Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Avenue
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Sussex Academy Foundation
Telephone: 302-856-3636
Contact Name: Gina Derrickson
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A mix of elegance and function, this 10 piece band plays its homage to the recent touring versions of Steely Dan. Their show includes material from every SD album as well as some gems from Becker...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
Schwartz Center for the Arts
226 S. State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Schwartz Center for the Arts
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Composed 200 years ago, Rossini’s setting of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) has stood the test of time. Glass slippers are replaced by bracelets, there’s no fairy godmother to be found, but...

Cost: $39-$99

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: OperaDelaware
Telephone: 302-442-7809
Contact Name: Mary Wilcosky
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents Tartuffe by Molière; translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur....

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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Legally Blonde runs April 28 to May 7, 2017, at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 West Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. on April 28, April 29, May 5 and May 6. Matinees...

Cost: $12-$20

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