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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September 2018

Extra! Extra! Delaware Premiere Of Newsies Puts the “World” on Pause! By Daria Willis This is the headline that cast member Eric Ducos created, in true newsboy fashion, to call...

Cost: Tickets rage from $15 - $18

Where:
Everett Theatre
47 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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The American Birding Expo, one of the largest wildlife events in the country, is returning to the Philadelphia area. Sponsored by Bird Watcher’s Digest in association with the American...

Cost: Free for those 17 and under; $10 for all others

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave.
Oaks, PA  19456
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Sponsor: Bird Watcher’s Digest
Telephone: 1 (800) 879-2473
Contact Name: Bill Thompson III
Website »

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Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for...

Cost: members free, included with admission

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


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

More information

Husband and wife painters, Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart exhibit over 40 new paintings in a two-person show. Lynne is known for her expressive yet anatomically accurate oil paintings of animals...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
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 intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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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

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

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

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

Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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I’m Afraid of Men Book Reading and Q&A by Vivek Shraya Sunday, September 23, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.   Raised as the child of South Asian immigrants in Canada, a trans artist...

Cost: 0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

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MAB offers high quality and affordable ballet training for ages 4 - 18 and Adult Ballet.  MAB is now offering classes in Tap and Jazz.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.   For more...

Cost: see website

Where:
Mid Atlantic Ballet
506 Interchange Blvd
Middletown, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Ballet
Telephone: 302-266-6362
Website »

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Painter Philip Koch will explore the work of Charles Burchfield and Edward Hopper from an artist’s point of view and discuss how these painters influenced his own practice. Free....

Cost: Free

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

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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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
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By Conor McPherson Directed by Ben Barnes  “Sharky” Harkin has returned to Dublin to gather with his brother and friends for a whisky-soaked Christmas Eve of companionship and poker.  When...

Cost: 15-32

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

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Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271
Contact Name: Rebecca Moore
Website »

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
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Come Swing With Us back to an era when life was cooler, music was snappier, and everyone drank their martinis straight up and their bourbon neat. This swinging evening of singing, dancing and...

Cost: $38

Where:
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N High Street
West Chester, PA  19380
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Telephone: 610-356-2787

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By Peter Shaffer Directed by Steve Tague. Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten! Lettice is a vivacious tour guide at a rather ho-hum historical manor, who grabs and keeps tourists’ attention with...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
Website »

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Fun Home is a multi-Tony-winning musical about a young woman discovering her identity while growing up with the family business, a funeral home.  Shows are at 8pm on 9/14. 9/15, 9/21 and 9/22,...

Cost: $12-$20

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

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Prepare for 90 minutes of musical theater brilliance filled with gorgeous harmonies and a witty, laugh out loud script. Tony award nominated [title of show] follows very real friends Jeff and...

Cost: $10–$28

Where:
Bootless Stageworks
1301 N. Broom Street
Lower Level
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-887-9300
Website »

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Established Color, an exhibition of vibrant still life paintings by Thomas Del Porte, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 7-28, 2018. Del Porte received a 2018 Fellowship in...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for...

Cost: members free, included with admission

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


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

More information

Husband and wife painters, Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart exhibit over 40 new paintings in a two-person show. Lynne is known for her expressive yet anatomically accurate oil paintings of animals...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

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

MAB offers high quality and affordable ballet training for ages 4 - 18 and Adult Ballet.  MAB is now offering classes in Tap and Jazz.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.   For more...

Cost: see website

Where:
Mid Atlantic Ballet
506 Interchange Blvd
Middletown, DE  19711
View map »


Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Ballet
Telephone: 302-266-6362
Website »

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne and Stephanie Dumpson
Website »

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

Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Contact Name: Rebecca Moore
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Established Color, an exhibition of vibrant still life paintings by Thomas Del Porte, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 7-28, 2018. Del Porte received a 2018 Fellowship in...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for...

Cost: members free, included with admission

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


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

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Husband and wife painters, Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart exhibit over 40 new paintings in a two-person show. Lynne is known for her expressive yet anatomically accurate oil paintings of animals...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
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

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

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

MAB offers high quality and affordable ballet training for ages 4 - 18 and Adult Ballet.  MAB is now offering classes in Tap and Jazz.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.   For more...

Cost: see website

Where:
Mid Atlantic Ballet
506 Interchange Blvd
Middletown, DE  19711
View map »


Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Ballet
Telephone: 302-266-6362
Website »

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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

Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Contact Name: Rebecca Moore
Website »

More information

By Peter Shaffer Directed by Steve Tague. Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten! Lettice is a vivacious tour guide at a rather ho-hum historical manor, who grabs and keeps tourists’ attention with...

Cost: 15-32

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


Telephone: 302-831-2204
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Established Color, an exhibition of vibrant still life paintings by Thomas Del Porte, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 7-28, 2018. Del Porte received a 2018 Fellowship in...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for...

Cost: members free, included with admission

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


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

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Husband and wife painters, Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart exhibit over 40 new paintings in a two-person show. Lynne is known for her expressive yet anatomically accurate oil paintings of animals...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
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

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

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 intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
Website »

More information

Eleganza Luncheon & Fashion Show Wednesday, September 26 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Join us for our annual luncheon and fashion show, presented by the Ministry of Caring Guild and benefiting...

Cost: Contact Office

Where:
Hotel DuPont
42 W 11th St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring Guild
Telephone: 302-652-5523
Contact Name: Cindy Gamble
Website »

More information

Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

MAB offers high quality and affordable ballet training for ages 4 - 18 and Adult Ballet.  MAB is now offering classes in Tap and Jazz.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.   For more...

Cost: see website

Where:
Mid Atlantic Ballet
506 Interchange Blvd
Middletown, DE  19711
View map »


Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Ballet
Telephone: 302-266-6362
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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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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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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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NEW DATE: Wednesday, September 26 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Location: Kingswood Community Center In partnership with Network Delaware, the Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kingswood Community Center
2300 Bowers St.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271
Contact Name: Rebecca Moore
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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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View the new exhibition “The World Is Following Its People: Indigenous Art and Arctic Ecology and meet several of the UD students who helped bring it to life as curators. This reception...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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By Peter Shaffer Directed by Steve Tague. Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten! Lettice is a vivacious tour guide at a rather ho-hum historical manor, who grabs and keeps tourists’ attention with...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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Established Color, an exhibition of vibrant still life paintings by Thomas Del Porte, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 7-28, 2018. Del Porte received a 2018 Fellowship in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery in Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
2nd Floor
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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We’re very excited that it’s almost time for our 12th Annual Delaware FFA Foundation, Inc.’s Golf Tournament ! This year the tournament will take place on Thursday, September...

Cost: 450

Where:
Heritage Shores Club
1 Heritage Shores Circle
Bridgeville, DE  19933
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Sponsor: Delaware FFA Foundation
Telephone: 302-245-7882
Contact Name: Justin Bailey
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Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for...

Cost: members free, included with admission

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennet Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Husband and wife painters, Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart exhibit over 40 new paintings in a two-person show. Lynne is known for her expressive yet anatomically accurate oil paintings of animals...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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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
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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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The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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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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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
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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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MAB offers high quality and affordable ballet training for ages 4 - 18 and Adult Ballet.  MAB is now offering classes in Tap and Jazz.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.   For more...

Cost: see website

Where:
Mid Atlantic Ballet
506 Interchange Blvd
Middletown, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Ballet
Telephone: 302-266-6362
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The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the...

Cost: 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
Website »

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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
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By Conor McPherson Directed by Ben Barnes  “Sharky” Harkin has returned to Dublin to gather with his brother and friends for a whisky-soaked Christmas Eve of companionship and poker.  When...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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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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The Milton Historical Society’s 2018 King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cook-Off takes place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front Street, Milton,...

Cost: $45 non-members and at the door; members $35 before September 25

Where:
Milton Fire Hall
116 Front Street
Milton, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Milton Historical Society
Telephone: 302-684-1010
Contact Name: Kimberly Fabbri, PhD
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Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271
Contact Name: Rebecca Moore
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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Each month, the DelArt Readers will select a book, collection of articles, or film with a creative slant. These boundary-crossing readings will provide opportunity to question, debate,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Our final Cigars & Stars dinner of the 2018 season! Join us for a fabulous dinner, premium open bar, live music and cigars by Black Cat, all under the stars on our beautiful outdoor...

Cost: 125.00 per person, inclusive

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill & Ballroom
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
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7:30 p.m. Gallery Talks | 8:00 p.m. Concerts Concerts on Kentmere presents chamber music performances by Pyxis Piano Quartet, the Museum’s ensemble in residence. During their 10th anniversary...

Cost: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members, $25 Students.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Dueling Pianos at Uptown! features a new duo of talented and entertaining pianists every month. Audience driven so it's never the same show twice! Buy Tickets Here!  http://bit.ly/2LfcYtC  

Cost: $18-$23

Where:
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N High Street
West Chester, PA  19380
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By Peter Shaffer Directed by Steve Tague. Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten! Lettice is a vivacious tour guide at a rather ho-hum historical manor, who grabs and keeps tourists’ attention with...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
Website »

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Show More...
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Established Color, an exhibition of vibrant still life paintings by Thomas Del Porte, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 7-28, 2018. Del Porte received a 2018 Fellowship in...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for...

Cost: members free, included with admission

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


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

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Husband and wife painters, Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart exhibit over 40 new paintings in a two-person show. Lynne is known for her expressive yet anatomically accurate oil paintings of animals...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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

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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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 for Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton , DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Art Museum

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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

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

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

In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

MAB offers high quality and affordable ballet training for ages 4 - 18 and Adult Ballet.  MAB is now offering classes in Tap and Jazz.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.   For more...

Cost: see website

Where:
Mid Atlantic Ballet
506 Interchange Blvd
Middletown, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Ballet
Telephone: 302-266-6362
Website »

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

By Conor McPherson Directed by Ben Barnes  “Sharky” Harkin has returned to Dublin to gather with his brother and friends for a whisky-soaked Christmas Eve of companionship and poker.  When...

Cost: 15-32

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


Telephone: 302-831-2204
Website »

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September 28th at 5:30pm, Canine Training Workshop ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Would you like tips on teaching and reinforcing basic obedience to your dog? Do you have any questions regarding your...

Cost: Free

Where:
Outside the Brandywine Zoo Education Building
1001 N Park Dr
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo AAZK Chapter
Contact Name: Katlyn Muse
Website »

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Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Contact Name: Rebecca Moore
Website »

More information

After a decade, the Tilton Mansion Preservation Society, Inc., Medical Society of Delaware and the University and Whist Club came together to bring back this prestigious award gala, in 2017. The...

Cost: $120/person

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Tilton Mansion Preservation Society
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Count Manfredo di San Bonifaico will immerse you in an authentic Tuscan food and wine experience. Journey through over 1000 years of family history in winemaking as you taste all five of his...

Cost: $95.00

Where:
The Clubhouse at Baywood
32267 Clubhouse Way
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: Creative Coastal Connections Corp.
Telephone: 302-245-4262
Contact Name: Stacy LaMotta

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NspireD, LLC proudly presents the KALEIDOSCOPE Survivors Ball: Celebrating the Beauty of Broken Pieces. This event is for women living with all types of cancer as well as caregivers, family,...

Cost: $50 before 8/31 & $65 until 9/15

Where:
DoubleTree Hotel
4727 Concord Pike
Unit 525
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: NspireD, LLC
Telephone: 610-812-9997
Contact Name: Nicolle D. Surratte
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Better Than Bacon performs in completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by YOUR suggestions and interactions. Every word and every action is completely made up...

Cost: $15

Where:
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N High Street
West Chester, PA  19380
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Website »

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By Peter Shaffer Directed by Steve Tague. Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten! Lettice is a vivacious tour guide at a rather ho-hum historical manor, who grabs and keeps tourists’ attention with...

Cost: 15-32

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


Telephone: 302-831-2204
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for...

Cost: members free, included with admission

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


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

More information

Grab your cape and lace up your running shoes! The 1st Annual Asperger's Alliance Superhero Dash & Autism Resource Event is Saturday, September 28, 2018. The Superhero Dash is a family...

Cost: Walk/Run $25/$20 Autism Event Free

Where:
Glasgow Park
2275 Pulaski Highway
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: Asperger's Alliance
Telephone: (302)285-9624
Contact Name: Rebecca Clark
Website »

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Husband and wife painters, Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart exhibit over 40 new paintings in a two-person show. Lynne is known for her expressive yet anatomically accurate oil paintings of animals...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
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

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

More information

EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL Please join us for our annual Egyptian Festival at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Delaware from September 29 to September 30. While you’re trying the Egyptian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
1644 Otts Chapel Road
Newark, DE  19702
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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
View map »


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

More information

September 29 (Saturday) Iron Hill Powwow This event is to highlight native people (First Nations) that live in the tri-state area by having them share their crafts, dances, songs, games, and...

Cost: $5-adults, $4-students & kids, DAS-$2, kids under 4-Free, Scouts in uniform-Free

Where:
Iron Hill Museum
1355 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: Delaware Academy of Science, Inc.
Telephone: 130-236-85703
Contact Name: Maureen Zieber
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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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In partnership with the Korean American Association of Delaware  Participate in a cultural exchange with activities and performances exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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An indulgent food, wine and music experience that will ignite your senses!  Join us as we celebrate the very best of South Coastal Delaware with 20 top restaurants providing food paired with...

Cost: $75 $85 After September 4 $90 at door

Where:
Independence Clubhouse
23767 Samuel Adams Circle
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: Creative Coastal Connections Corp.
Telephone: 302-245-4262
Contact Name: Stacy LaMotta
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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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MAB offers high quality and affordable ballet training for ages 4 - 18 and Adult Ballet.  MAB is now offering classes in Tap and Jazz.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.   For more...

Cost: see website

Where:
Mid Atlantic Ballet
506 Interchange Blvd
Middletown, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Ballet
Telephone: 302-266-6362
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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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By Conor McPherson Directed by Ben Barnes  “Sharky” Harkin has returned to Dublin to gather with his brother and friends for a whisky-soaked Christmas Eve of companionship and poker.  When...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271
Contact Name: Rebecca Moore
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FORGED OF NATURE FASHION FUNDRAISER Saturday, September 29, 7 - 10 PM Enjoy a performance runway show presented by Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge and Shannah Warwick of BlckBts. Durkan...

Cost: $65 - $100

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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By Peter Shaffer Directed by Steve Tague. Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten! Lettice is a vivacious tour guide at a rather ho-hum historical manor, who grabs and keeps tourists’ attention with...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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Best known for his starring role on the NBC comedy series “Undateable” and the Netflix special “Man on Fire,” Chris D’Elia brings his “Follow The Leader Tour” to The Event Center at...

Cost: $39-$59

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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Zahra Noor Presents A Night of North African & Middle Eastern Dance ​ Starring Nada El Masriya Saturday, September 29th, 2018 Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 8:30 p.m. ​ Location:...

Cost: $25

Where:
Wilmington Friends School Theatre
101 School Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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