October events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment



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Rehoboth Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 23 More than 30 vendors set up shop at Grove Park every Tuesday. rbfarmersmarket.com

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Thru Oct. 28 Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim. parenfaire.com

editor’s pick Delmarva Folk Festival
Oct. 5-6 Clayton welcomes Sand Creek, Chapel Street Junction, Bad Wheel Jonny & the Broke Spokes and others. (877) DEL-FOLK, delfolk.org

Delaware Auto Show
Oct. 5-7 The Chase Center is home again to 2013 models, sports stars, mascots and family fun, plus a black-tie gala on Friday night. delawareautoshow.com

Rehoboth Christmas Shop
Oct. 5-7 Rehoboth’s Christmas Shop at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center celebrates 50 years. 227-7202, beach-fun.com

Rehoboth Sidewalk Sale
Oct. 5-7 This 36th annual event is a weekend full of deals and fabulous finds in downtown Rehoboth Beach. 227-2233, beach-fun.com

Greyhounds Reach the Beach
Oct. 5-7 Retired racers and their owners hold their annual get-together in Dewey. gawn2thedawgs.com

Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale
Oct. 5-7 Enjoy the fall weather and grab some bargains in Lewes’ shopping district. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Harvest Arts Festival
Oct. 6 This Newark Arts Alliance affair offers art and craft booths, live music, art demos and kids’ art activities on the Academy Building Lawn. 266-7266, newarkartsalliance.org

Lewes Historical Society Craft Show
Oct. 6 Crafters show off their wares at Second and Shipcarpenter streets. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

editor’s pick Boast the Coast Maritime Festival
Oct. 6 A day of seafood, kids’ fun and boat tours at Lewes’ 1812 Park ends with a lighted boat parade. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Lewes in Bloom Fall Festival
Oct. 6 Spruce up your garden and support Lewes in Bloom’s beautification efforts. lewesinbloom.org

Harvest Moon Festival & Farm to Fork
Oct. 6-7 This Greenville event combines regional chefs, local wine and beer, and Coverdale Farm-grown foods along with fun for kids and adults. 239-2334, delawarenaturesociety.org

Harvest Festival
Oct. 6-7 The second of two weekends finds the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail celebrating the new vintage. (610) 444-3842, bvwinetrail.com

editor’s pick Vendemmia da Vinci
Oct. 7 Savor Italian food and wines and enjoy entertainment, a beer garden, a silent auction, and homemade wine and gravy contests at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. (877) 731-5790, societadavinci.com

editor’s pick Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch
Oct. 7 Local chefs get their game on, but you are the winner at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. 656-3257, mealsonwheelsde.org

Head of the Christina
Oct. 7 A 2.75-mile-long regatta benefits the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association. 777-4533, wyra.org

editor’s pick UD’s Coast Day
Oct. 7 UD’s Lewes campus boasts educational programs, children’s activities, food and a crab cake cookoff. udel.edu/coastday

editor’s pick Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Oct. 11-14 Take in hot tunes and cool jazz from the likes of Boney James, Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Brian Culbertson and others. rehobothjazz.com

editor’s pick Apple-Scrapple Festival
Oct. 12-13 Visit Bridgeville for more food and fun than you can shake a frying pan at. 245-2038, applescrapple.com

Hauntings in History Walking Tours
Oct. 12-13, 26-27 Explore the darker side of New Castle’s history during a ghost tour led by the New Castle Historical Society. Reservations required. 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org

Delaware Home Show
Oct. 13-14 If home is where your heart is, head to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. delawarehomeshow.com

Jewish Federation of Delaware WOW Event
Oct. 17 The Women of Wisdom series welcomes speaker Amanda Steinberg, founder of “Daily Worth,” an email newsletter with financial and business advice for women. (Location TBA) 427-2100, shalomdelaware.org

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Oct. 19-20 The Schwartz Center in Dover celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a two-day event including speakers, live entertainment, authentic cuisine, and a performance by jazz trombonist Steve Turre on the 19th. schwartzcenter.com

Paranormal Investigations with DHH
Oct. 19-20 The New Castle Historical Society opens its museums exclusively for paranormal investigations with Delmarva Historic Haunts. Reservations required. 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org

German American Club Oktoberfest
Oct. 20 Make your way to the Modern Maturity Center in Dover for authentic foods and beverages, an eight-piece band, dancing and door prizes. 674-4543, dgaclub.com

Artisans’ Fair
Oct. 20 Browse for distinctive items as Delmarva artisans display works in various media at Belmont Hall in Smyrna. belmonthall.org

Delaware Military Heritage Day
Oct. 20 Fort DuPont in Delaware City is the place to be to honor all our veterans with a day of re-enactments, exhibits, demonstrations, music and family activities. demilitaryheritage.org

Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting
Oct. 20 Taste the finer things in life at the Cape Henlopen State Park Officers Club. friendsofcapehenlopen.org

editor’s pick Hagley Craft Fair
Oct. 20-21 Mid-Atlantic artisans sell their work and demonstrate their skills in two buildings on the Hagley grounds. 658-2400, hagley.org

Ghost Tours
Oct. 20, 27 At Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, see if you can solve the mystery of the late-night bell-ringing. Reservations required. 652-5629, oldswedes.org

Delaware Wine & Beer Festival
Oct. 21 The third annual event takes place at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in Dover this year. visitdover.com

Great Pumpkin Carve
Oct. 25-27 Huge pumpkins are transformed into various creatures on Thursday night at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Festivities continue all three nights. (610) 388-7376, chaddsfordhistory.org

editor’s pick Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers’ Festival
Oct. 26-28 All kinds of activities entertain families throughout the Rehoboth-Dewey area all weekend long. 227-2233, beach-fun.com

Clear Space Theatre’s Haunted House
Oct. 26-28 Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth gets its Halloween on. clearspacetheatre.org

Wine & Music Fest/Halloween Party
Oct. 27 Eat, drink and be scary at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. doverdowns.com

Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat
Oct. 28 Families enjoy a parade, costumes, tricks and treats from 3-5 p.m. on Newark’s Main Street. eatdowntownnewark.com

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February 2018

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The area’s largest sale of gently used books has been scheduled by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women. The 49th annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, to...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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A day of tomfoolery, debauchery and great beer. Come enjoy unlimited beer tastes from the best beers each Delaware brewery has to offer and YOU decide who wins the heavyweight belt for 2018. 

Cost: $29 online, $35 door

Where:
Crooked Hammock Brewery
36707 Crooked Hammock Way
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Crooked Hammock Brewery
Telephone: 302-644-7837
Contact Name: Jon Schorah
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The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., the group is one of six musical ensembles that comprise...

Cost: Free

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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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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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on February 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required. As...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x2288
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Diabetes Education Department
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Soprano Alissa Rose is a native of Billings, Montana whose multi-faceted career has taken her around the United States and abroad.  She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of...

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

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
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An ensemble of five dynamic and brilliant players in their own right, Christiana Winds explores the exciting and unique tradition of wind chamber music from the 18th century to the present. In...

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

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Francesca Russello Ammon will explore the decades following World War II when rapid growth and construction in the United States coincided with a time of large-scale destruction. This author talk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum Soda House
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Carol Lockman
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Francesca Russello Ammon will explore the decades following World War II when rapid growth and construction in the United States coincided with a time of large-scale destruction. This author talk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum Soda House
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Carol Lockman
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale March 2nd & 3rd, 2018 Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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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. Café lunch voucher included...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Join us for the Art Loop Opening of Terence Roberts' photography exhibit - Inner Light. This show features light-paintings, photographs made at night of gardens, landscapes, and trees. The...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Art Loop Wilmington
Telephone: (302) 658-6262
Contact Name: Marcia Stephenson
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Based on the Dreamworks animated film, the adventures and antics of NYC zoo animals who escape and end up in Madagascar. Enjoy this rollicking youth musical.  Friday March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.,...

Cost: Free. Voluntary donations.

Where:
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2301 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate Youth Players
Telephone: 302-478-2575
Contact Name: Church office staff
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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 Ruby Stanley One-Act Festival is a Drama League tradition.  Join us for a fun evening of one-act plays, and vote for your favorite to represent us at the regional festival.  Performances are...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-1172
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale March 2nd & 3rd, 2018 Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: Free

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

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Build a model ship at home and enter it into our home-build contest! Build your ship at the Copelane Maritime Center using our STEM-based design plans! Free-play area for all ages, plus many...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Based on the Dreamworks animated film, the adventures and antics of NYC zoo animals who escape and end up in Madagascar. Enjoy this rollicking youth musical.  Friday March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.,...

Cost: Free. Voluntary donations.

Where:
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2301 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: Aldersgate Youth Players
Telephone: 302-478-2575
Contact Name: Church office staff
Website »

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The Ruby Stanley One-Act Festival is a Drama League tradition.  Join us for a fun evening of one-act plays, and vote for your favorite to represent us at the regional festival.  Performances are...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-1172
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