October events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment




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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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
View map »


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
Website »

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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
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 »

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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
Website »

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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
Website »

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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
Website »

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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
Website »

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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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