The Big Season Preview:
Arts for Our Sake

What’s hot on the local scene? Only more cabarets, circuses and Tony winners than David Amado can wave a baton at. That’s what. Here are the stars and shows you’ve got to see.


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Carina Evangelista, the new curator at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, came to Wilmington to create crowd-luring exhibits, such as Lauren Cotton’s “Wavefronts,” which includes “Composition No. 3 (Consequences).” “Wavefronts” is on display at DCCA through September 21. Photograph by Tom Nutter.Becoming a Player

Cultural destinations can make or break a city. In Wilmington, great contemporary art exhibits might be a great lure for visitors. At least that’s how Carina Evangelista sees it.
Evangelista is the new Gretchen Hupfel Curator at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Her mission: Create shows that draw crowds.
“There are many small cities that become destinations primarily because of a museum,” she says.
But contemporary art extends beyond the constructs of a museum. In July, for example, DCCA resident artist Richard Saxton collaborated with The Buccini/Pollin Group and a nonprofit vocational training program for at-risk youth, to create a bus shelter on Market Street.
“Art doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s not created out of spontaneous combustion,” Evangelista says. “Contemporary art is the visually compelling medium that reflects the tensions and harmonies of its environment. The DCCA is unique in its position as a site where one could view contemporary works from the region and beyond, given the relatively small size of Wilmington.”
Evangelista’s challenge is to chart new directions while honoring past successes. The DCCA presents more than 30 exhibitions a year. She’ll work to ratchet that success up a notch.
She’ll use experience she accumulated in her native Philippines as an Asian Cultural Council Fellow and curatorial creds from New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Her main role will be to organize exhibitions that tackle contemporary issues and thrill audiences. She’ll expand the scope of shows that feature regional artists by drawing parallels with the larger art world and by showing documentaries.
“I think the trick will be to organize well-researched, well-conceived exhibitions that are both sexy in appeal and substantive in content,” she says, “shows that stop you in your tracks at first sight but also linger long after you’ve left the galleries.”
 

“Man Proposes, God Disposes” by Sir Edwin Landseer is one of 60 paintings from the Royal Holloway Collection, which will be on exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum beginning January 31.Must-See Exhibits

“Philadelphia Collects: Works on Paper”
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Through September 22
Works from private collections are rarely seen in public. So when you consider that “Works on Paper” gathers works from Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Robert Motherwell and Joan Baez from the homes of Philadelphia collectors, this is a no-brainer.

“Double Lives: American Painters as Illustrators, 1850-1950”
Brandywine River Museum September 7-November 23
Critics have quarreled for eons over the difference between easel painting and illustration. This exhibit, which represents the work of Winslow Homer, N.C. Wyeth, Frederick Remington, John Sloan, Grant Wood and Rockwell Kent, explains why.

Community Overnight
The Delaware Museum of Natural History October 17
Sleepovers are not for Boy Scouts anymore. For one night only, anyone can roam the museum until the wee hours. Guides will direct sleepy heads through “The Night Sky” to explore comets and constellations, then they’ll encourage stargazing. “Eyes on Earth” will explain space technology used to predict storms and monitor forest fires. Bring a flashlight for the scavenger hunt. Wake to a nice breakfast.

“Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005”
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate November 1-February 1
For anyone who eats, here’s the dish: Flatware is fun when you consider its evolution. “Feeding Desire” explores the transformation of the act of eating into the art of dining. The Tiffany Foundation is sponsoring the exhibit, and no name says refinement better than Tiffany.  

“Forgotten Dreams: the Paintings of Edward Grant”
Biggs Museum of American Art November 5- February 21  
Grant, who trained and worked locally, enjoyed a stellar career that spanned seven decades. His earliest works exhibit social realism of the late 1920s and 1930s, followed by influences of cubism and abstraction. Grant’s later works became some of the most distinctive interpretations of life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

“Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London”
Delaware Art Museum January 31-April 12
When it comes to Victorian art, few exhibits can match the depth of this collection, which includes 60 of the era’s most important paintings. The collection is also a time capsule of British visual culture of the 19th century, academic to avant garde, including the work of Royal Academy presidents like Frederic, Lord Leighton and several Pre-Raphaelite artists.

 

Staying In the Loop

Art on the Town,” otherwise known as “The Art Loop,” draws more than 2,000 people to Wilmington every first Friday of most months, connecting art lovers with emerging artists whose work only gets more expensive as their reputations blossom. (Read: Buy now.) Linking 30 venues, including the Delaware College of Art and Design, the Wilmington Public Library and several corporate locales, the loop explodes with exhibits—some pint-sized, some that flex major muscle. Most locales offer wine and cheese. Others feature live music. Two shuttles start at 5:45 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m., in time for after-parties. This year’s party locations include the LOMA district (200 block of North Market Street), Delaware Art Museum, the OperaDelaware studios and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Brochures stamped at five venues earn a free after-party drink, a ticket to Theatre N or a family pass to the Delaware Art Museum. Be there. For more, call 576-2100.

 

This poster by William Frederic Elmes will be joined by other American workplace posters on display at Hagley Museum through January 4. Visual Arts

Museums and History

Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111. The Biggs houses a spectacular collection of American fine and decorative arts, as well as representational American paintings by the Peale family, Albert Bierstadt, Gilbert Stuart and Childe Hassam.
Thru Oct.26 “Award Winners VIII” is a dazzling display of painters, photographers, writers, musicians and craft artisans who have earned distinguished fellowship prizes from the Delaware Division of the Arts.
 

Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700. The museum is known for its collection of works by Wyeths, but its collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting is impressive.
Nov. 21-Jan. 11 “A Brandywine Christmas” celebrates the season with dazzling holiday displays, an extensive O-gauge model railroad, a Victorian doll house and thousands of whimsical critter ornaments made of natural materials.
Thru Nov. 23 Tour the N.C. Wyeth house and studio and Kuerner Farm. If you like Andrew Wyeth’s work, you’ll be impressed by the landscape that inspired it.
 

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590. The Delaware Art Museum is known for its collection of American art and illustration from the 19th century, but its premier collection of British Pre-Raphaelite work put it on the map.
Thru Sept. 21 “Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker” shows the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright on Bennett through 52 unique sculptural chairs. Just don’t sit in them.
Oct. 11-Jan. 4 “Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks” displays the work of the first African-American staff photographer for Life magazine. He tackled the truth of urban and rural poor black life through photography.
 

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 658-9111. It’s hard to say which is more interesting, the amazing dinosaurs or the giant shell collection.
Sept. 20 “Eyes on Earth” explores the space technology used to predict storms, monitor forest fires and study the ozone layer.
Nov. 1-Dec.21 “Wild Delaware: The Photography of Kevin Fleming” boasts images that showcase wildlife of the Delaware River Estuary.
 

This poster by William Frederic Elmes will be joined by other American workplace posters on display at Hagley Museum through January 4. Hagley Museum and Library
Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400. The museum is where E.I. du Pont started his gunpowder works in 1802. The original machinery and the du Pont ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, are must sees. Kids love the interactive exhibits.
Thru Jan. 4 “Give It Your Best: Workplace Posters in the United States” shows that Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter had something real to say about patriotism and work.
 

Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000. Longwood is the horticultural Mecca of the East Coast, but it’s also a glorious spot for folk, classical and jazz music acts, outdoor theater and children’s events. Very few holiday events can beat Longwood’s Christmas displays. Call for schedule.
 

Winterthur, an American Country Estate
Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600. Home to one of the finest collections of American decorative arts in the world, as well as 60 acres of gardens.
Oct. 4-Jan. 9 “Who’s Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework” shows how family ties were once strengthened through needlework. Yes, needlework.
Nov. 7-9 “The 45th Annual Delaware Antiques Show” gathers some of the most distinguished dealers in American antiques, furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, jewelry and other decorative arts.
Galleries
 

Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row and Del. 82, Yorklyn, 239-2434. Offers arts classes for all ages. Its Corridor 410 Gallery showcases artists monthly.
Oct. 3-31 Regional Fine Arts Exhibition is a juried show of work by artists in a variety of media.
 

: “Fervor,” by Allen Bentley, is one of the works in “Philadelphia Collects: Works on Paper” at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts through September 22. image courtesy of artist and Brigette Mayer GalleryDCCA
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 656-6466. You can get lost in DCCA’s seven stunning galleries and artist studios. The DCCA is positioned for national recognition under the direction of new curator Carina Evangelista.
Sept. 4 -Oct. 31 Colleen Zufelt , a popular local pottery artist, will display and sell.
 

Hardcastle Gallery
5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville, 655-5230. Hardcastle is home for artists influenced by Howard Pyle and other Brandywine School painters.
Oct. 3-Nov 1 Painter J. Wayne Bystrom turns ordinarily subdued subjects such as ponds and farms into radiant bursts of color.
 

Mispillion Art League of Greater Milford
127 N.W. Front Street, Milford 430 7646. In the Governor Tharp building, continuous exhibits of members’ work change quarterly.
Oct. 24 “Autumn Art and Attire” is an exhibit of members’ work—plus a fashion show.
 

Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, 266-7266

The alliance provides Newark residents the opportunity to display their work. And these folks host rockin’ receptions.
Sept. 5-Oct. 1 “Ego” is a national, juried exhibit of works that relate to artists’ egos.
Nov. 28-Dec. 31 Holiday Art Market
 

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408. The league’s mission is to promote local artists, education and collaboration among arts organizations.
Sept. 12-Oct. 26 “Together and Apart: Art Quilts by New Image Art Quilt Group” will grace the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries.
 

Luminist Timothy Barr’s work goes on display at Somerville Manning Gallery September 12.Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, 652-0271. The gallery presents the best of the Brandywine Valley and mounts exhibitions that typically showcase 20th-century paintings.
Sept. 12-Oct. 4 View the work of American luminist Timothy Barr, who is known for glazing techniques that produce radiant, natural-looking yet abstract landscapes.
 

The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 654-8638. Owners Nancy Bercaw and Alice Crayton present fine exhibits.
Oct. 3-31 See landscape paintings by W. Gary Smith, architect of Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods.
 

Last year at UD, Steve Tague impressed as Cyrano. This year, look for him with the new Resident Ensemble Players.Smashing Shows

Theater

Chapel Street Players
27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248. A fine community theater known for producing theater that transports. This is a great group of actors. They just don’t get paid.
Sept. 19-Oct. 4 “Ah, Wilderness!” is Eugene O’Neill’s comedy about a teenage boy’s poetry and first love.
Nov. 7-27 “Talk Radio” is Eric Bogosian’s Pultizer-winning play about a shock jock on the verge of national syndication.
 

The Children’s Theatre of Dover and Kent County
120 N. State St., Dover, 678-3227. Children’s Theatre is a volunteer organization of young actors who performs for children ages 8 to 18. Call for locations.
Oct. 18-19 “Alice in Wonderland”
Dec.12-13,20 “Treasure Island”  
Feb. 21-22, 28 “Charlotte’s Web”
April 18-19, 25 “Cinderella”  
 

City Theater Company
OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, 658-7897. This is City Theater’s 15th year of bringing bold and enlightening theater to Wilmington. Shows include “Cabaret” and “The Beard of Avon,” a spoof on Shakespeare. Call for dates.
 

Clear Space Productions
Rehoboth Beach, 644-3810. Executive director Ken Skrzesz and artistic director Doug Yetter are Broadway vets who train local artists, then provide performance opportunities.
Oct. 2-5 “The Crucible,” is Arthur Miller’s classic about the Salem witch trials.
 

Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 655-1014. This institution has given many a star their first shot. Dates for the 35th season have not been announced, but shows include “Aladdin,” “Babes in Toyland,” “Pinocchio,” “Oliver” and “Fable Factory.”
 

Delaware Comedy Theatre
Rehoboth Beach, 258-5443. Nutty L.A. transplants David Warick and Amy DeBartolomeis, with an ensemble of other whacky characters, perform improvisational comedies. Call for locations.
Dec. 6 “A Chili Sumo Christmas IV” is an uproarious sendup of the holidays.
Feb. 13 “Cupid Shoots Self In Foot IV” presents games that look at the absurdity of falling in and out of love.
May 22-23 Delaware Improv Mini Fest
July 3 Fourth Anniversary Show at Milton Theatre
 

Delaware Shakespeare Festival
www.delshakes.org. Artistic director Molly Cahill offers interesting interpretations of Shakespeare works. Outdoor shows are presented under the stars in July and August. Season TBA
 

Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100. Delaware’s only professional resident theater company has presented new and classic works for 30 years.
Oct. 15-Nov.2 “Master Harold…and the Boys” is an exploration of race and class based on a boyhood incident that haunted writer Athol Fugard throughout his life.
Dec. 3-21 “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin tells about a meeting between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in Paris.
Feb. 18-March 8 “Copenhagen” is a play centered upon a 1941 meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. It was a major Broadway success.
 

DuPont Theatre
Hotel du Pont, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 656-4401. The DuPont is home to Broadway’s best. Honest to goodness stars walk these boards then walk the lobby to sign autographs.
Sept. 30-Oct.5 “The Pajama Game” is the contemporary version of the riotous Broadway smash about lovelorn factory workers.
Nov. 21-23 “Rain: The Beatles Experience” is a tribute that covers the Fab Four’s music, from beginning through the psychedelic era.
Dec. 9-14 “Frost/Nixon” is a drama capturing interviews of the namesakes who divulge Watergate’s dirty secrets.
March 10-15 “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin”
March 24-29 “Monty Python’s Spamalot” is the comedy that rocked Broadway for months.

The New Candlelight Dinner Theatre
2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, 475-2313. The Candlelight is Delaware’s only professional dinner theater.
Thru Oct. 5 “Phantom,” a musical based on Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” shows that love really does conquer all.
 

Possum Point Players
Old Laurel Highway, Georgetown, 856-3460. This popular community theater group celebrates diversity with a fine group of actors.
Oct. 3- 5, 10-12 “On Golden Pond”
Dec. 5-7, 12-14 “A Christmas Carol”
 

Schwartz Center for the Arts
North and State streets, Dover, 678-5152. The Schwartz is home to several organizations and presents performances of every kind.
Oct. 24 The internationally acclaimed Harlem Gospel Choir will offer a foot-stomping, awe-inspiring evening.
Nov. 21-22 First State Children’s Theater presents “Peter and The Wolf.”
Nov. 29 Christmas with The Celtic Tenors
Feb. 7 CJ Harding presents “Sweet Dreams” a Patsy Cline tribute.
 

UD Professional Theater Training Program
Center for the Arts and Hartshorn Theater, 413 Academy St., Newark, 831-2201. Gifted students from around the globe perform the classics. But the big news is UD’s new repertory theater, the Resident Ensemble Players.
Nov. 20-Dec. 6 “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare tells the tale of Rosalind and Orlando via lust, intrigue and a few cross-dressers.
Feb. 4-Feb. 21“The Long Christmas Dinner,” by Thornton Wilder is a short one-act play that covers changes in the Bayard family over 90 years of celebration.
Oct.22-Nov. 8 “The Hostage” by Brendan Behan depicts the events surrounding the execution of an IRA member in a Belfast jail.
Feb. 27-March 15 “Of Mice and Men” is based on John Steinbeck’s masterpiece about migrant workers in Depression-era California.
 

Wilmington Drama League
10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 764-1172
It all started in 1933 when a group of neighborhood pals decided to put on a show.
Sept. 5-20 “Assassins” is a Stephen Sondheim musical about crazy people who try to kill presidents. It won five Tonys.
Oct. 24-Nov. 8 “Proof” is about Catherine, the daughter of a deceased mathematical genius who struggles with her own mathematical genius and mental illness.
Dec. 12-29 “The Sound of Music” is the classic holiday take of the von Trapp family.
Jan. 23-Feb. 7 “Big River”
March 13-28 “Blithe Spirit”
June 19-28 “Seussical the Musical”
 

Music

Arden Club Theatre
Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, 475-3126. The Arden provides education in the performing arts and shows to boot.
Sept.12-20 “Kiss Me Kate” is the Cole Porter comedic musical that spoofs Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and Broadway.
Dec. 12-13 “Sounds of the Holiday Music Festival”
June 4-6 ”Prelude to a Kiss” tells how the soul of an old man comes to inhabit the body of a young woman.
 

Brandywine Baroque
Christ Church, Buck Road, Greenville; St. Peter’s Church, Second Street, Lewes, 594-1100. The sound comes from a harpsichord, flute, cello, two violins and two voices. Season TBA.
 

Coastal Concerts
Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St., Lewes, 645-1539. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Coastal Concerts.
Sept. 27 Richard Dowling, solo concert pianist
Oct. 25 The Vienna Piano Trio
Jan. 31 The Cypress String Quartet
Feb. 28 Spanish Brass
March 28 The Aviv String Quartet
 

Cooldog Concert Series
cooldogconcerts.com. These house concerts in northern Kent County support original music by local and up coming national musicians.
Sept. 21 Cara, Celtic sound from Germany
Oct. 26 Garnet Rogers, Canadian songwriter
 

Delaware Friends of Folk
Wesley Chapel, Division and Bradford streets, Dover, (877) 335-3655. This dedicated crew organizes non-alcoholic “coffeehouses” with performers of all kinds.
Sept. 15 Delmarva Folk Hero Contest
Oct. 18 John Flynn
Jan. 17 Karen Savoca
Feb. 21 Tannahill Weavers
April 18 Rory Block
 

Delaware Symphony Orchestra
The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St.,
Wilmington, 652-5577. Under the direction of conductor David Amado, DSO’s season will journey from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin, making interesting pit stops along the way. Season highlights include the following:
Sept.19, 29 Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven Symphony No. 6
Oct.1-2 “Musical Superman: A Tribute to John Williams”
Nov. 14-15 Double bill: “Treeline” and “Sheherezade”
Feb. 28, March 1-2 “Bugs Bunny Broadway”
April 8-9 “The Music of Led Zeppelin”
 

Delaware Valley Chorale
Greenville, 234-4866. The Delaware Valley Chorale performs works of choral literature in a four-concert season.
Nov. 16 “Luke’s Aeterna” by Morton Lauridsen and Chichester songs by Leonard Bernstein
March 1 Mozart Grand Mass in C and “Serenade to Music” by Ralph Vaughan Williams
 

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Rollins Center, U.S. 13, Dover, (800) 711-5882. Big-time stars always make their way to the Dover Downs stage. Season TBA
Oct. 10-11 Dionne Warwick & Friends
Oct. 31 Glenn Miller Orchestra
 

Dover Symphony Orchestra
Dover, 678-5152. Under the direction of Donald C. Buxton, DSO performs four concerts a year.
Oct. 12 “The Russians are Coming!” includes selections by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Borodin.
Nov. 23 “Young People’s Concert: Play Ball”

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington 652-5577. Executive director Stephen Bailey keeps booking big acts and pleasing all generations.
Sept. 7 Los Lonely Boys
Sept.21 “A Signature Event” is a “not so silent” auction featuring Club Phred with special guests Tom Malone and the Late Night-Horns from the Late Show with David Letterman in the Baby Grand.
Oct. 4 David Crosby and Graham Nash
Oct. 21 Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Nov. 9 George Winston, solo piano
Nov. 11 Duncan Sheik, featuring original cast members of “Spring Awakening”
Jan. 31 The Pink Floyd Experience
March 13 Richard Nader’s Stars of Doo Wop
 

Mélomanie
764-6338 or www.melomanie.org. This ensemble of flutes, violins and harpsichords performs works of the 20th and 21st centuries at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington.
Nov. 1 “Harpsichords and Friends: Music for Two Harpsichords”
Jan. 31 Rainer Beckmann, recorder
March 28 Linda Kistler, violin
May 2 Eve Friedman, flute, and Robert Pace, composer 

New Ark Chorale
Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St., Newark, 368-4946. This versatile chorale led by Dr. Michael Larkin performs Bach as expertly as it performs the Beach Boys.
Dec. 20 “Home for the Holidays”
March 28 Spring concert
 

Newark Symphony Orchestra
319 E. Main St., Newark, 369-3466. The symphony series and chamber series offer large-scale and small works. Call for locations.
Oct. 26 , Dec. 14, March 15, May 17 Symphonic
Sept. 27, Nov. 15, Feb.14, April 4 Chamber
 

OperaDelaware
The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, (800) 37-GRAND. The costumes may be extravagant, but the magic of OperaDelaware starts behind the scenes. Artistic director Leland Kimball is an architect, which explains the complex blocking and intriguing sets.
Nov. 2, 7-8 Puccini’s classic “La Bohème” stars acclaimed soprano Youna Jang.
Feb. 6-8 “Die Fledermaus” is a comic operetta by Johann Strauss II.
May 3, 8-9 “The Marriage of Figaro” relates how a bored count, snubbed by a mistress, must beg his wife’s forgiveness.
 

Rainbow Chorale
Wilmington, (888) 512-5093. About 60 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered men and women perform excellent choral concerts in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach.
Dec. 7 Holiday concert
Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Concert with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra
May 30 Spring concert
 

UD Department of Music
Amy E. du Pont Music Building, Amstel Avenue and Orchard Road, Newark, 831-1527; Roselle Center for the Arts, Orchard Road, Newark, 831-3589. UD offers a host of concerts in several genres. Season TBA
 

The Wilmington Children’s Chorus
2606 N. Van Buren St., Wilmington, 438-8152.
A choir offering opportunities to kids in the region. The diverse membership performs a varied repertoire that reflects several cultures. Call for locations.
Dec. 20-21 Candlelight Concerts
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Concert
April 4-5 Guest appearance by Simon Shaheen at the Baby Grand
May 17 Formal Spring Concert

 The Wilmington Music School/Delaware Music School
410 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132; 10 S. Walnut St., Milford, 422-2043. Students from Delaware’s only statewide music school perform regularly around the state. Call for venues.
Oct. 1 Brandywine Harp Orchestra
Oct. 5 Latin American Heritage Concert
Nov. 2 Wilmington Community Orchestra
Dec. 17 Chesapeake Brass Band
Jan. 16 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute
Jan. 20, 26 Delaware Youth Orchestra Concert
Feb. 15 Mardi Gras celebration
March 11 Brandywine Harp Orchestra
March 22 Music of Eastern Europe
April 1 Music Masters Faculty Concert
April 22 Select Choral Ensemble, Delaware Women’s Chorus and Delaware Men’s Chorus
April 29 Wilmington Youth Chorale and Delaware Children’s Chorus
May 3 Violin Master Class: Connie Heard
May 11 Spring Orchestral Concert

Dance

Academy of the Dance
1301 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington, 351-3173. Delaware’s first school of Russian classical ballet training. Each December students perform “The Nutcracker” at the DuPont Theatre with full orchestra and international guest artists.
 

First State Ballet Theatre
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-7897. Presents major ballets choreographed by internationally recognized talents. Locations vary.
Oct. 11, 18 “Don Quixote”
Dec. 13, 19, 20 “The Nutcracker”
March 7-8 “Sleeping Beauty”
 

Mid-Atlantic Ballet
108A E. Main St., Newark, 266-6362. The ballet presents three productions a season.
Oct. 10-11 “Giselle”
 

The Ballet Theatre of Dover
522 Otis Drive, Tutor Industrial Park, Dover, 734-9717. Yearly performances include classical ballet and contemporary productions, scenes from works in progress, premieres and an annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Season TBA
 

Delaware Ballet
177 Old Camden Road, Camden, 678-9090. Delaware Ballet focuses on classical ballet, with dancers from across the state and guest artists from the NYC Ballet. It stages annual performances of “The Nutcracker.” Season TBA
 

Delaware Dance Company
168 Elkton Road, Newark, 738-2023; 16A Trolley Square, Wilmington, 622-9312. The company focuses on Royal Academy of Dancing and the Russian technique developed by Nicolas Lega. Call for show locations.
Dec.13-14 “The Nutcracker”
 

Diamond Dance Company
107 S. Maple Ave., Milford, 422-2633. The company is composed of ballet students from Kent and Sussex counties. The company presents “The Nutcracker” each year. Season TBA.
 

Rock of Ages

Exodus doesn’t refer only to the Hebrew flight from Egypt. It also describes the declining attendance in churches of all denominations. Once-faithful flocks have left, ironically, to find some soul.
But music is bringing them back.
“People have to go out of their way to visit our downtown church,” says Jenny Warren, a pastor at First & Central Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. “Very often they come for the music.”
Warren attributes the phenomenon to music minister David Schelat, who orchestrates noontime concerts that are open to anyone who wants to chill during lunch. It doesn’t hurt when folks pick up a few church bulletins.
Scott J. Ward, minister of music at First Unitarian Church in Wilmington, directs Special Music Sundays, which incorporate readings and poetry. “Because of our belief in honoring many cultures, I’m able to bring a variety of music to the church,” Ward says. That includes Mozart, African-American spirituals and Broadway tunes. Music, however, is more than entertainment. “People comment that we can spread messages about love, peace and anti-racism with music,” he says.
The Concord Concert Series, under the direction of Matthew Pressley, is packing pews at Concord Presbyterian Church with a mix of opera, gospel, pop and musical theater. “This program is designed to represent what we consider our signature: creatively and energetically dynamic professional programs, but with no limits on style or genre,” says Pressley, who has earned a host of awards from the National Opera Association.
At Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, concerts feature the works of Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, Faure, Schubert and Strauss. Donations are helping to defray construction costs for Epworth’s new Mary Lee Music Wing.
Dover’s Crossroad Christian Church is reaching new members by incorporating contemporary music into services. “We have a lot of Top 40 listeners in our church,” says Pastor Anthony Wallace, “so we use more Top 40-style music to reach them. It’s working.”
 

Cirque Productions contortionists and acrobats will team with David Amado and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra at The Grand Opera House on September 13.Shows You Can’t Miss

“The Night of All Nights: The Cirque is Coming to Town”
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra September 13
DSO’s glam gala joins with Cirque Productions at The Grand Opera House. Add superb music, acrobats, contortionists and circus-themed parties before and after the show, and you’re talking major splash.

David Crosby and Graham Nash  
The Grand Opera House October 4
Crosby and Nash are huge, but folks will be just as juiced about country icon Lyle Lovett (Oct. 21), Broadway’s Duncan Sheik and original cast members of “Spring Awakening” (Nov. 11), gospel greats the Dixie Hummingbirds (March 6) and Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti (May 13).

“Don Quixote”  
First State Theatre Ballet October 11
This production will remain faithful to the vision of Marius Petipa, principal creator of modern classical ballet. Company director Pasha Kambalov will see to it that all the precision and grace that Petipa built his career on will be evident.

“Cabaret”  
City Theater Company December, Date TBA
Director Michael Gray, famous for curling the edges of the already edgy, will make “Cabaret” even darker and sexier. Watching this tuner in OperaDelaware’s intimate black box space, audiences will likely feel like flies on the wall witnessing some pretty licentious encounters.

“No Child” a play by Nilaja Sun
The Delaware Theatre Company January 14-February 1
“No Child” will stimulate a dialogue about America’s public school system by examining how we educate teens. The DTC’s season centerpiece, the drama will be directed by Anne Marie Cammarato, who  draws deep and honest performances from the actors.

“An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin”  
 DuPont Theatre March 10-15
Both won Tonys for “Evita.” But LuPone recently earned another for her portrayal of Rose in the revival of “Gypsy.”  Trust us. The earth will move.
 

Katie Branca will perform as Myrta, Queen of the Wilis, in Mid-Atlantic Ballet’s “Giselle,” October 10-11.Stars You’ve Got to See

Richard Dowling and Roo Brown at Bethel United Methodist Church Hall
Pianist Dowling, lauded by the New York Times, will open Coastal Concert’s 10th season at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes September 27. His first concert will be a solo performance of works by Mozart, Ravel, Chopin and others. The second will be a family concert, “Babar the Elephant,” narrated by Brown, a professional actress from Lewes.

Katie Branca in “Gizelle”
Branca, of Ursuline Academy, is an extraordinary dancer who will play Myrta, Queen of the Wilis, in Mid-Atlantic Ballet’s “Giselle” October 10-11. Another: Cassidy Bonilla of Cab Calloway School of the Arts. She stole the show in All-State Theatre’s production of “Les Miserables School Edition” in June. Mature vocals and acting make her one to track.

Steve Tague and friends in “The Hostage”
Tague won raves for playing the title role in UD Professional Theatre Training Program’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” This year he’ll play with the Resident Ensemble Players, a new professional company of respected regional actors and PTTP grads. REP’s season will start October 22 with “The Hostage,” a play by Brendan Behan about an IRA hostage scheduled for execution.

Jeffrey Chapman and Youna Jang in “La Boheme”
Chapman, a Delaware native, will sing the role of the painter Marcello in OperaDelaware’s “La Boheme” November 2, 7-8. Fans will remember Temple University alumna Youna Jang, who collected many a bouquet last year for her performance in “Madama Butterfly.” Jang will sing the role of Mimi.  

David Warick and Amy DeBartolomeis in “Cupid Shoots Self In Foot IV”
Warick and DeBartolomeis are the founders of the Delaware Comedy Theatre, an improv troupe in Rehoboth Beach. See them and a cast of similarly nutty folk in “Cupid Shoots Self In Foot IV” at Baywood Greens in Millsboro on February 13. 

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July 2018

The Rehoboth Summer Children's conducts week-long camps in theatre and film for ages 5-14. Campers learn basic stage and video skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Camps run 9 am - 3 pm...

Cost: Film Camp $295/Week, Theatre Camp $265/Week

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

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

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman were observers of an event in American history that began with the arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a public...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

A giant of post-war documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

The Delaware Art Museum commissioned a project by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas which explores identity, history, and the actions motivating contemporary society. Thomas will interpret...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

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Departures are at 12:30 & 2:30 PM. Take a leisurely 1.5-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a half-hour layover to have a...

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

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

More information

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

Cost: $25–$45

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


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

More information

Start the day on the water with our Sunday Brunch Cruise. A mouth-watering Sunday Brunch buffet served dockside, combined with traditional jazz music. Then enjoy a two-hour cruise along the...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Christmas in July The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting their 10 year anniversary of the  "Christmas in July" show benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. On...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Hearth restaurant
3147 DuPont Parkway
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: Soul Riders Auto Club of Delaware
Telephone: 302-858-3672
Contact Name: Tony Lewis
Website »

More information

Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon on the Riverboat Queen while enjoying our Sunday Supper Cruise. The perfect time for a family meal together, the Sunday Supper Cruise departs at 4:30 PM, and offers...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

This fun-filled 2-hour event is a great way to experience the exciting sport of curling.  Event includes a lesson on delivery and sweeping lasting about an hour, followed by about an hour of...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Patriot Ice Center
101 John F. Campbell Rd.
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Diamond State Curling Club
Website »

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Jason Weaver: Works on Paper will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 6-27, 2018. The artist will host a free closing reception on Friday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. The works in the...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
View map »

More information

Tyler Arboretum’s Summer Camps connect children with nature as they explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun,...

Cost: Camps vary by age and activity. See website for details.

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Contact Name: Liz Hornbach
Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Summer Children's conducts week-long camps in theatre and film for ages 5-14. Campers learn basic stage and video skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Camps run 9 am - 3 pm...

Cost: Film Camp $295/Week, Theatre Camp $265/Week

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

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

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $25–$45

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


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

More information

Christmas in July The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting their 10 year anniversary of the  "Christmas in July" show benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. On...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Hearth restaurant
3147 DuPont Parkway
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: Soul Riders Auto Club of Delaware
Telephone: 302-858-3672
Contact Name: Tony Lewis
Website »

More information

Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Drama classes are an adventure in theater communication and team-building.  Exercises to improve diction, projection, stage presence and physicality serve as building blocks for character...

Cost: $575

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


Sponsor: Kathy Buterbaugh
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

More information

Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
View map »

More information

Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Enjoy beautiful views of the City, Christina River and marsh with Zumba Fitness! Zumba is a latin inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates latin and international music and dance movements...

Cost: $10

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
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More information

Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists Mini-Residency Showcase Monday, July 16, 7 p.m.   Asian Arts Initiative’s Mini-Residency Program series supports and celebrates diverse theatrical...

Cost: 0

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


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

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Jason Weaver: Works on Paper will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 6-27, 2018. The artist will host a free closing reception on Friday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. The works in the...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Summer Children's conducts week-long camps in theatre and film for ages 5-14. Campers learn basic stage and video skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Camps run 9 am - 3 pm...

Cost: Film Camp $295/Week, Theatre Camp $265/Week

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
View map »

More information

Tyler Arboretum’s Summer Camps connect children with nature as they explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun,...

Cost: Camps vary by age and activity. See website for details.

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Contact Name: Liz Hornbach
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

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

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids while they're out of school for the summer? Join us for hands-on crafts and games based on things in the museum, garden, and...

Cost: Members and children under 2 are free. Nonmembers are $5 per child and per one a

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $25–$45

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


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

More information

Christmas in July The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting their 10 year anniversary of the  "Christmas in July" show benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. On...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Hearth restaurant
3147 DuPont Parkway
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: Soul Riders Auto Club of Delaware
Telephone: 302-858-3672
Contact Name: Tony Lewis
Website »

More information

Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Drama classes are an adventure in theater communication and team-building.  Exercises to improve diction, projection, stage presence and physicality serve as building blocks for character...

Cost: $575

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


Sponsor: Kathy Buterbaugh
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

More information

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services will host a stroke support group on Tuesday, July 17 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market Street Extended in...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N. Market Street Extended
Seaford, DE  19973
View map »


Sponsor: Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: 302-629-6224
Website »

More information

Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
View map »

More information

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

Cost: menu items vary

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

More information

Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

More information

Aladdin polishes a moldy lamp and Jane, a powerful genie, appears. Jane and her assistant, Mr. Green Genie, help the lovesick lad overcome a greedy sorceress and win the heart of the princess! Two...

Cost: $10, Children Under 3 Free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

More information

Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn about...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Jason Weaver: Works on Paper will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 6-27, 2018. The artist will host a free closing reception on Friday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. The works in the...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
View map »

More information

Tyler Arboretum’s Summer Camps connect children with nature as they explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun,...

Cost: Camps vary by age and activity. See website for details.

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Contact Name: Liz Hornbach
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Summer Children's conducts week-long camps in theatre and film for ages 5-14. Campers learn basic stage and video skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Camps run 9 am - 3 pm...

Cost: Film Camp $295/Week, Theatre Camp $265/Week

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

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

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Delaware Art Museum commissioned a project by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas which explores identity, history, and the actions motivating contemporary society. Thomas will interpret...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

A giant of post-war documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

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

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

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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman were observers of an event in American history that began with the arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a public...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Cinderella makes her way to the Royal Ball and into the heart of Prince Charming. Myles, The Town Crier, and his jazzy trumpet and Delmarva the outrageous step-sister add to the fun! Two actors...

Cost: $10, Children Under 3 Free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 130-222-76766
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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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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Christmas in July The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting their 10 year anniversary of the  "Christmas in July" show benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. On...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Hearth restaurant
3147 DuPont Parkway
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: Soul Riders Auto Club of Delaware
Telephone: 302-858-3672
Contact Name: Tony Lewis
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Drama classes are an adventure in theater communication and team-building.  Exercises to improve diction, projection, stage presence and physicality serve as building blocks for character...

Cost: $575

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Kathy Buterbaugh
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
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Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how we have repurposed historic work areas....

Cost: $5 per person upgrade. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on July 18 and 25 and August 1 and 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Pre-registration is...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Diabetes Education Department
Telephone: 302-629-6611 x. 2288
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Learn about preserving your art collection! Hugh Phibbs has studied and worked in paper preservation for almost four decades as a commercial framer in Washington, DC and in the Conservation...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Enjoy a 1 hour wine tasting on the river, Wednesdays in June, July and August! Cruise by the scenic Christina River up to the I-495 bridge while enjoying hand selected wines. This unique outing is...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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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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Jason Weaver: Works on Paper will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 6-27, 2018. The artist will host a free closing reception on Friday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. The works in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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The Rehoboth Summer Children's conducts week-long camps in theatre and film for ages 5-14. Campers learn basic stage and video skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Camps run 9 am - 3 pm...

Cost: Film Camp $295/Week, Theatre Camp $265/Week

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

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KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
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Tyler Arboretum’s Summer Camps connect children with nature as they explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun,...

Cost: Camps vary by age and activity. See website for details.

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
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Contact Name: Liz Hornbach
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Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature....

Cost: $10

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

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Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

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

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson’s education and support group on Thursday, July 19 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the...

Cost: 0

Where:
Manor House
1001 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Health Services
Telephone: 302-629-6611 x. 3838
Contact Name: Tara Trout

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A giant of post-war documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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

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The Delaware Art Museum commissioned a project by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas which explores identity, history, and the actions motivating contemporary society. Thomas will interpret...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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

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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman were observers of an event in American history that began with the arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a public...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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Story Time Thursdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. 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: $7 - $0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Get lost in a book during Mt. Cuba’s Story Time in the Gardens. Children are invited to visit the gardens on Thursday mornings for a story from a nature-themed children’s book. Intended for...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Mt. Cuba Center
Telephone: 302-239-8883
Contact Name: Sara Stevenson
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

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

More information

Christmas in July The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting their 10 year anniversary of the  "Christmas in July" show benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. On...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Hearth restaurant
3147 DuPont Parkway
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: Soul Riders Auto Club of Delaware
Telephone: 302-858-3672
Contact Name: Tony Lewis
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Join the Del-Mar-Va Council for our  36th Annual Golf Classic Thursday, July 19 at 11:00am Sponsorships available!

Cost: $375.00

Where:
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
507 Thompson Station Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America
Telephone: 302-622-3300
Contact Name: Brian DeBease
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Drama classes are an adventure in theater communication and team-building.  Exercises to improve diction, projection, stage presence and physicality serve as building blocks for character...

Cost: $575

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Kathy Buterbaugh
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N. Market Street Extended
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: 302-629-6224

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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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See the gardens in a new light. Our gardens are open until 8 pm on Thursdays through August.  Stop by after work or spend the entire day and evening.

Cost: General Admission

Where:
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Mt. Cuba Center
Telephone: 302-239-8883
Contact Name: Sara Stevenson
Website »

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KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Every Thursday in June  (June 7, 14, 21 and 28) and July (July 5, 12, 19, 26), 4:30-8 p.m. The Delaware Museum of Natural History is extending hours every Thursday in June and July for you to...

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

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

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June 14, 21, & 28 July 12, 19, 26 August 9, 16, 23 & 30 5:00–9:30 pm On all other Thursdays, June–August, join us to stroll through the Follies exhibition or to take a twilight tram tour of...

Cost: members free, $10 per nonmember

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

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The Del-Mar-Va Council presents the 5th Annual Birdies & Brews  featuring some of our best local breweries, distilleries and wineries and authentic street fair food, as well as a silent auction...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
507 Thompson Station Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America
Telephone: 302-622-3300 x108
Contact Name: Megan O'Donnell
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Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Enjoy live music on the terrace with friends or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled...

Cost: Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4–8 pm

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Come join Truly Spiked & Sparkling as they bring free yoga to Constitution Yards Beer Garden this spring and summer! Participate in an hour long class on the third Thursday of every month thru...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Constitution Yards
308 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn about...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Jason Weaver: Works on Paper will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 6-27, 2018. The artist will host a free closing reception on Friday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. The works in the...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Tyler Arboretum’s Summer Camps connect children with nature as they explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun,...

Cost: Camps vary by age and activity. See website for details.

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Contact Name: Liz Hornbach
Website »

More information

KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
View map »

More information

The Rehoboth Summer Children's conducts week-long camps in theatre and film for ages 5-14. Campers learn basic stage and video skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Camps run 9 am - 3 pm...

Cost: Film Camp $295/Week, Theatre Camp $265/Week

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

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

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

A giant of post-war documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman were observers of an event in American history that began with the arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a public...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

The Delaware Art Museum commissioned a project by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas which explores identity, history, and the actions motivating contemporary society. Thomas will interpret...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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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Departures are at 12:30 & 2:30 PM. Take a leisurely 1.5-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a half-hour layover to have a...

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

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

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Christmas in July The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting their 10 year anniversary of the  "Christmas in July" show benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. On...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Hearth restaurant
3147 DuPont Parkway
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: Soul Riders Auto Club of Delaware
Telephone: 302-858-3672
Contact Name: Tony Lewis
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $25–$45

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


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

More information

Art Fitness’ primary focus is helping people live long, healthy active lives. In sticking to our mission we are proud to introduce our miniseries “Ask The Medical Professional”. This...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art Fitness
2807 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Art Fitness
Telephone: 302.477.0123
Contact Name: Alisa Rose
Website »

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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

Drama classes are an adventure in theater communication and team-building.  Exercises to improve diction, projection, stage presence and physicality serve as building blocks for character...

Cost: $575

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Kathy Buterbaugh
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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KICKS Academy of Dance, located in Glen Mills, offers a number of summer dance camp programs for kids. Visit our website for more information and program...

Cost: Costs vary by age group and camp. See website for details.dance c

Where:
KICKS Academy of Dance
364 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Spread your wings and enjoy a tropical evening with the animals. Watch free-flight macaws presented by Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections productions, sip tropical drinks...

Cost: $20–40

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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The event will feature live music performed by "Sweet Steele" and "Cocktails @ 3," delicious food catered by Benvenuto, LLC, and raffles throughout the evening....

Cost: $60 per person

Where:
Sunset Cove
3 Haven Lake
Milford, DE  19963
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Sponsor: The Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital
Telephone: 302-422-5009
Contact Name: Gerry Morris

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Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference as we investigate how communities can be strengthened through activism in the arts. On Friday night, the Museum welcomes the general...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to enjoy a sunset cruise while painting and sipping! Each guest will be painting a Nautical Wine Glass or Nautical Wood Plank, depending on date....

Cost: $50

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverfront
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference as we investigate how communities can be strengthened through activism in the arts. On Friday night, the Museum welcomes the general...

Cost: $25

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a Safe Sitter® class on Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Nursing Conference Room. These classes are open to pre-teens and teenagers between 11...

Cost: $35 per student

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke's Maternal Child Health Clinical Educator
Telephone: 302-629-6611 x. 2540

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Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours!...

Cost: Free, $10 suggested donation

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Rehoboth Summer Children's conducts week-long camps in theatre and film for ages 5-14. Campers learn basic stage and video skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Camps run 9 am - 3 pm...

Cost: Film Camp $295/Week, Theatre Camp $265/Week

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

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

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Bring the family and enjoy a variety of food trucks on a summer Saturday in the middle of July at the Wilmington & Western. Our vintage steam locomotive will be pulling trains through the Red...

Cost: Adults: $12; Seniors (60+): $11; Children (2-12): $6; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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The Delaware Art Museum commissioned a project by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas which explores identity, history, and the actions motivating contemporary society. Thomas will interpret...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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A giant of post-war documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman were observers of an event in American history that began with the arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a public...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Departures are at 12:30 & 2:30 PM. Take a leisurely 1.5-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a half-hour layover to have a...

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

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Christmas in July The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting their 10 year anniversary of the  "Christmas in July" show benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. On...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Hearth restaurant
3147 DuPont Parkway
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: Soul Riders Auto Club of Delaware
Telephone: 302-858-3672
Contact Name: Tony Lewis
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Escape Brandywine is a new, historically-immersive Escape Room presented by the Chadds Ford Historical Society! Designed like other popular escape room games, Escape...

Cost: $28

Where:
The Chadds Ford Historical Society
1736 Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Internet sensation Miranda Sings (20M followers, 2B+ views) brings her No Offense Tour to The Playhouse for an all ages show on Saturday, July...

Cost: $39-$81

Where:
The Playhouse
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Known for his crowd-pleasing performances, Cedric “The Entertainer” & Friends will bring a night of laughter to the SugarHouse Casino Event Center on Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets for...

Cost: $79-$99

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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