The Biggs Museum of American Art Turns 25

Long deemed a hidden jewel on Delaware's arts and culture scene, the Dover museum has grown from a small-town organization to a regional attraction.


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Biggs director Charles Guerin says part of what makes the museum special is that its collection represents 300 years of Delaware history.//Photo by Deny Howeth​

 

Upon arriving at the Biggs Museum of American Art in downtown Dover, visitors are greeted by a flock of 1,200 aluminum birds taking flight from the brick plaza overlooking Legislative Hall. Though the birds are static, hanging in the air as if time had stopped, the fluid shape of the untamed flock draws the eye skyward, creating the illusion of movement. In other words, this is exactly the type of grand entrance you’d expect to find at a major art museum in a state capital.

The sculptural installation, “Aloft” by Erica Loustau, was the capstone of a recent major renovation project and acts as a symbol for just how far the Biggs has come since opening its doors in 1993. Back then, the first floor of 406 Federal St. was occupied by the Delaware State Visitors Center. The Biggs, meanwhile, occupied just 14 rooms on the second and third floors. The permanent collection consisted of a few hundred objects, all donated to the museum by cultural philanthropist and Middletown native Sewell C. Biggs (1914-2003). The museum was an experiment, and many wondered if it would ever attract enough stakeholders to survive on its own.

Now, 25 years later, the Biggs has grown into a regional art museum. Recent exhibitions of works by Ansel Adams, Maurice Sendak, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and even the 17th-century Dutch master Rembrandt, have brought tens of thousands of new visitors through the doors. Artists from across Delaware and the region have competed in a series of open call juried exhibitions organized by the Biggs, and some of that artwork has found a home in the permanent collection.

The permanent collection is comprehensive in its coverage of fine and decorative arts created in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region from the Colonial period to the early 20th-century and has grown to include over 4,000 objects, mostly paintings and furniture, but also sculptures, textiles and fine silver. Its galleries are filled with renowned names, including Gilbert Stuart, the Peale family of Philadelphia, Hudson River School landscape artists like Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt, and Brandywine School illustrators like Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover and Stanley Arthurs. Alongside these are lesser-known names, like William Baker, a 19th-century furniture maker from Frederica, and John Macdonough, an 18th-century cabinetmaker from Odessa. Walking through the galleries is like peering into time capsules where the art, culture and fashions from 300 years of Delaware history come to life.

“That’s what makes this museum special,” says Biggs director Charles Guerin. “Eighty percent of what’s here is all Delaware: Delaware artists or artists that have Delaware connections. It’s unusual for a museum to be able to say that it represents its region that well.”

“They’ve created a coherent niche, which is really hard to do when you’re also a fairly young institution,” says Heather Campbell Coyle, chief curator and curator of American art at the Delaware Art Museum. “That focus on something so regional, and creating depth within that regional collection, is really unique.”

In more ways than one, the Biggs has defied the odds to become the most unlikely of success stories. In a small building in a small city, through recessions and the Great Recession, when more prominent museums have struggled to make ends meet, and with fewer than eight full-time staff, the Biggs has thrived.

“The real story,” says Delaware Secretary of State Jeff Bullock, “is how far this place has come so quickly.”

 

A Biggs success story

If everything had gone as planned the first time Sewell Biggs attempted to find a home for his collection of fine and decorative arts, the Biggs Museum would be in Odessa, not Dover.

In 1979, Biggs reached an agreement with a local museum to house roughly 375 paintings in the Brick Hotel in Odessa. According to the agreement, the museum would renovate the Brick Hotel into a suitable gallery space, to the tune of $600,000, and Biggs agreed to lend, and ultimately donate, those paintings to the museum and to provide an operating endowment to cover the costs for maintaining and exhibiting the collection.

At first, it seemed like an ideal marriage. The Sewell Biggs Collection opened to the public in May 1981 at the renovated Brick Hotel Gallery of American Art. Writing for The News Journal, reporter Otto Dekom called it a “historic delight.”

But if there was ever a collection that deserved to be in the state capital, a collection that preserved so much Delaware history, it’s the Biggs, Bullock says. “Everyone wants to see the historic part of Dover, Legislative Hall, then go over to the archives and see our history in documents. But to come here and see a first-rate art collection and fine crafts, many of which Delawareans produced, in a relatively small town in the middle of Delaware, is pretty unique.”

As co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee at the time, state Sen. Nancy W. Cook was well positioned to make this happen. It all started when Cook received a mysterious phone call from a friend, asking her to accompany former Delaware first lady Elise du Pont to an undisclosed location.

“And so Elise came to Legislative Hall and picked me up, and we went to Sewell’s house,” Cook recalls. “I was overwhelmed. His great, big, long dining room table had all this silver on it, and there were all these paintings everywhere. I mean, I had no idea what I was going to go see.”

Working in coordination with then-Gov. Mike Castle, Secretary of State Mike Harkins and both houses of the Delaware General Assembly, Cook forged an agreement to appropriate $2.9 million to renovate 406 Federal St., which at the time housed the Department of Elections, and moved the Biggs to downtown Dover.

As part of the agreement, the state would own the building while the artwork would be owned by the Biggs Testamentary Trust (basically the Biggs Museum). The state would also lease the upper two floors of 406 Federal St. to the Biggs. The Visitors Center occupied the first floor until 2012.

Ask anyone, even the museum’s most ardent supporters like Cook or Bullock, and they’ll tell you the top two floors were never entirely adequate to house the collection, in addition to other programs and rotating exhibitions. Karol Schmiegel, who served as director from 1996 to 2003, remarked to The News Journal in 2003, “One of our problems is lack of space.”

Despite these limitations, the Biggs continued to grow. By 2003, just 10 years after opening, the Biggs was attracting about 4,000 visitors a year. By 2013, that number had quadrupled to 17,000. Meanwhile, the permanent collection continued to grow. In 2008, the Biggs acquired the Col. Kenneth P. and Regina I. Brown Collection of Delaware Silver, described by Antiques & Fine Art magazine as “a near encyclopedic collection of work by Delaware silversmiths and retailers until 1900.”

To make room for all this growth, in 2010, the Biggs and the state reached an agreement for the museum to take over the entire building, all three floors, thereby expanding the museum to 25 galleries, including two large rotating galleries and an education studio on the first floor. Then-director Linda A.K. Danko led the Biggs through a $2 million capital improvement project, which concluded in 2013 with the renovation of the museum’s atrium, including the installation of “Aloft.”

According to Guerin, these renovations were a game-changer. “Now we’re a real museum. We have the entire building. How do we put ourselves on the map?”

When Guerin joined as director in 2015, the Biggs was finally in a position to organize some of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history, and in doing so raise the museum’s profile.

This strategy, says Guerin, is working. “Our membership is growing. Our fundraising is growing. Our staff is growing. Everything is growing!”

The hand-illuminated Saint John’s Bible exhibition attracted 12,000 visitors over the course of just four months. The early works of Ansel Adams exhibition brought in 10,000 visitors. And this summer, “Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes and Restrikes” is sure to rival those numbers.

“We’re really trying to bring attention to the museum so that people know that we’re here and that we’re more than just the permanent collection,” says Guerin. “And so that’s what we’ve been doing for the last three years, really, is focusing on programs and exhibitions, so that people come in. Maybe they came to see the Saint John’s Bible exhibition or the Ansel Adams exhibition, and then in the process of seeing the quote ‘big names,’ they discover the rest of the museum.”

 

A community hub

At the same time the Biggs is organizing ambitious exhibitions of nationally and internationally renowned artists, the museum has also developed into a community hub.

As one of the only museums in Delaware that is free to school groups, the Biggs has forged deep ties with educators and students. For 15 years, the Biggs has partnered with Campus Community School in Dover for the Junior Docent Program, where students in grades 6-8 learn about the collection, learn how to look at art and talk about art, and for a final project give tours to elementary students.

“They have art conversations and learn how to be good museum visitors,” says Jennifer Boland, art educator at Campus Community School. “This benefits not only the students who want to become artists, but also the people who want to be art consumers, the people who would like to go to an art museum and feel comfortable. We’re developing those skills early so they feel comfortable going to a museum on their own.”

But even with free admission for school groups, too many students are unable to make it through the doors, says Reggie Lynch, curator of education at the Biggs.

“Again and again we were hearing that it’s really hard to take a field trip to the Biggs,” says Lynch. “We wanted to make it as easy as possible to bring the Biggs into their classroom on a regular basis.”

So this year, the Biggs is launching 25 Schools, 25 Biggs Works of Art. In the fall, 25 schools will receive a life-size reproduction of a work of art from the Biggs, and art educators in those schools will develop lesson plans that will teach students how to appreciate art. Then, in an effort to get more students and their families through the doors, students in participating schools will receive a “passport” that will be stamped for every work of art they see in person.

“It’s like kids teaching the parents,” says Lynch. “We want the Biggs to be as much of a community resource as possible. You can’t be a community resource if the community isn’t coming or feels like they can’t come or feels like they’re not invited to come. We’re trying to create as many initiatives to be as open as possible and to represent as many people’s stories as possible.”

 

Supporting artists

One more way the Biggs makes itself relevant to the community is through juried exhibitions, which have allowed it to build a network of relationships with local artists.

Every year, the Biggs organizes one of three open call juried exhibitions, providing local and regional artists a high-profile venue to display their work. The photography exhibition, Biggs Shot, is open to artists living anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region. The landscape exhibition, Biggs Picture, is open to Mid-Atlantic artists working in all media. And the decorative and craft arts exhibition, Delaware By Hand, is restricted to artists who hold a special membership with the museum. For every exhibition, at least one work is purchased for the permanent collection.

“When you look at our collection, so much of it is from Delaware artists,” says Guerin. “And that really has informed our more contemporary mission. We continue that tradition with a commitment to exhibiting and collecting artists from Delaware and the region.”

According to Curator Ryan Glover, the benefits of these competitive exhibitions are felt by the entire community.

“You want to find individuals who will want to buy this artwork, so you’re creating a community not only of makers of art but also collectors of art,” says Glover. “And then those collectors become supporters of the museum, and they become supporters of this idea of a community of art-making. You want to develop an art market that we’re all beneficiaries of.”

Looking forward to the next 25 years, board president Marcia DeWitt thinks the Biggs has laid the foundation to become not only a major regional art museum, but a major national museum. The Biggs has updated its infrastructure, expanded its staff and expanded the board to include trustees from all three Delaware counties, as well as Pennsylvania and Maryland. Next is accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, which will allow the Biggs to continue to attract world-class exhibitions.

“I believe strongly that we have the capability to expand our programs here in Dover as one of the critical American art museums in the United States and become recognized as such,” says DeWitt.

The Biggs has come a long way since opening its doors in 1993. Standing in the atrium, beneath the flock of aluminum birds, Nancy Cook can hardly believe how well things have turned out. “Sewell would be happy to see how the museum has grown.”

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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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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

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
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TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

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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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Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
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Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
Website »

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NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

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

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

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What: Santander Bank and the Philadelphia Eagles today announced "Santander Holiday Snaps," a free family-friendly event to kick off the holiday season that will take place on...

Cost: Advanced registration is required for a scheduled photo time at “Santander Holid

Where:
Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Sponsor: Santander
Contact Name: Gabrielle
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​Juliana Osinchuk has performed internationally to great critical acclaim. Her "superior technique, discipline and talent" (Los Angeles Times) have dazzled audiences and critics in solo and...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
University of Delaware Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Family and professional caregivers, as well as individuals who are living with early-stage dementia, are invited to attend "Creating a Caring Community," the Alzheimer's...

Cost: $45 to $100

Where:
Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center
1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter
Telephone: 215-561-2919
Contact Name: Kristina Prendergast
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Interlace, an installation of sculpture and paintings by Kevin Bielicki, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 2-30, 2018. Bielicki received a 2018 Artist Fellowship in Visual...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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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 »

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Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

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TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

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


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

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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

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

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 »

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

Cost: $25–$45

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

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
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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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Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
Website »

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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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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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Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
Website »

More information

NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

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

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

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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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Shop and Party: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 7-9 p.m., Temple Beth El, 301 Possum Park Rd., Newark, DE 19711. Bring a friend and enjoy light refreshments while you shop many popular vendors in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Temple Beth El
301 Possum Park Rd
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Temple Beth El
Telephone: 302-366-8330
Contact Name: Temple Beth El Office
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Visiting Guest Artists the Calidore String Quartet present a program that includes Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Robert Schumann's String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No....

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
University of Delaware Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
Website »

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Interlace, an installation of sculpture and paintings by Kevin Bielicki, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 2-30, 2018. Bielicki received a 2018 Artist Fellowship in Visual...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

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
View map »


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

More information

Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson’s support group on Thursday, November 15 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Manor...

Cost: 0

Where:
Manor House
1001 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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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
View map »


Website »

More information

TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

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


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

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

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, 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

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
Website »

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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

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
View map »


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

Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
View map »


Telephone: (302) 722-9466
Website »

More information

Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
Website »

More information

NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
Website »

More information

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market...

Cost: 0

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

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

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

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Wine University: Pinot Noir Thursday, November 15th from 6-7PM $40/person Includes 4 wine tasting pairings prepared by our chef Reserve your pour (302) 658-5125  

Cost: $40

Where:
University and Whist Club
805 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-658-5125
Website »

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Join us for an exclusive preview event to learn more about the 2019 Performance Series. Register at delart.org. Image: Photograph by Becky Oehler...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (NKFMDDE) is bringing its premier food and beverage event to the beach. With over 200 guests anticipated, this business casual...

Cost: $50

Where:
Atlantic Sands Hotel
1 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth, DE  19971
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Sponsor: National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware
Telephone: 410-726-8732
Contact Name: Nicole Scharf
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By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Jackson Gay  Described as the “comic poet of middle class life,” Ayckbourn creates a black comedy of domestic madness. Susan’s life is far from perfect. A...

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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​Tom Palmer directs the UD Jazz Ensembles, who present a program of jazz standards and big band sounds, including pieces by Herbie Hancock, Johnny Mercer, Rogers & Hart and Clifford Brown.  ...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Amstel Ave. and Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
Website »

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Show More...
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Interlace, an installation of sculpture and paintings by Kevin Bielicki, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 2-30, 2018. Bielicki received a 2018 Artist Fellowship in Visual...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

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

  Strasburg Rail Road welcomes back Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy for the family favorite event Day Out with Thomas November 16 - 18. Enjoy a 25-minute train ride with Thomas,...

Cost: 21.00 (Pius tax) Thomas - 27.00 (Plus tax) Percy

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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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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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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

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
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TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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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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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, 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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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
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Festival of Trees- The Summit, Hockessin Friday, November 16- Sunday, November 18 Friday- 12-4pm ~ Sip & Shop 4-7pm Saturday & Sunday – 10am-4pm The Summit 5850 Limestone...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Summit
5850 Limestone Rd
Hockessin, DE
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
Telephone: 302-478-5088
Contact Name: Rayna Gray
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Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
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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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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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Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
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NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

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

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

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Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

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
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  Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 43rd year.  This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School (UHS) student...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unionville High School
750 Unionville Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Unionville High School PTO
Telephone: 484-832-8173
Contact Name: Diane Micklin
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Come join us for an information session on PRP (platelet rich plasma)! We will have live demos of PRP Vampire Facials and PRP Hair Restoration. Wine and appetizers will be provided. Come...

Cost: free

Where:
MagnifaSkin Medspa
3901 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: MagnifaSkin Medspa
Telephone: 302-505-1000
Contact Name: Christy
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Validating the Afterlife Be inspired by internationally acclaimed psychic medium, Roland Comtois, in this gallery event as he imparts powerful, life-changing messages from the spiritual realm to...

Cost: $50

Where:
Unity of Rehoboth Beach
98 Rudder Road
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: Heart Rock Healing
Telephone: 610-597-4767
Contact Name: Kathleen McGinley
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By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Jackson Gay  Described as the “comic poet of middle class life,” Ayckbourn creates a black comedy of domestic madness. Susan’s life is far from perfect. A...

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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"Twas’ The Night Before Christmas" is Griffin Theatre”s Special Gift to the community with tickets being a $2 donation!   The classic poem comes to life as the...

Cost: 2.00

Where:
The Griffin Theatre
1701 South DuPont Highway
St. Georges, DE  19733
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Sponsor: The Griffin Theatre
Telephone: 130-231-43532
Contact Name: Michelle Truban
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Known for his incomparable voice, Randy Houser will bring his hits to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for his show go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10...

Cost: $49-$69

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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The Ardensingers are presenting a raucous musical pantomime featuring heroic outlaws, wicked sheriffs, usurping princes, a company of nuns, and a running parody of a well-known...

Cost: $5 - $20 Child/Senior/Adult

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Ardensingers
Telephone: (484) 319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
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Friday night after the game FUN just got better thanks to Main Event Entertainment’s new Friday Night FUN and Games pass. Students 18-years-old and under can keep the Friday night excitement...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: 302-722-9466
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Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. A variety of events and activities help make the...

Cost: General admission is free

Where:
Hockessin Delaware
The Summit 5850 Limestone Road, Hockessin DE 19707
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice

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Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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  Strasburg Rail Road welcomes back Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy for the family favorite event Day Out with Thomas November 16 - 18. Enjoy a 25-minute train ride with Thomas,...

Cost: 21.00 (Pius tax) Thomas - 27.00 (Plus tax) Percy

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Our November (Nov 17) class will be a DIY Tabletop Fall Floral Arrangement. Bring your own container, or we’ll provide one. Using seasonal, and local if possible, material, you will create a...

Cost: $40, all materials included.

Where:
Inland Bays Garden Center
38320 Muddy Neck Road
Frankford, DE  19945
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Sponsor: Inland Bays Garden Center
Telephone: 130-253-91839
Contact Name: Liz Nalle
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The community is invited to a vendor fair to help stock the shelves of the Healing Harvest inpatient food closet at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The vendor fair, held at the Seaford Moose Lodge...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Moose Lodge
22759 Bridgeville Highway
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

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

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, 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 »

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Festival of Trees for Delaware Hospice, presenting selections from our holiday concert series, "Christmas Memories" featuring old favorites like the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick" and "Believe"...

Cost: free will offering

Where:
The Summit
5850 Limestone Rd
Hockessin, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
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The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Annual Artisan Show on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 10am-5pm. Admission is $5, which includes both days. Children 12 and under are...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Yorklyn, DE  19736
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Sponsor: Center for the Creative Arts
Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Terry Foreman
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TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Career & Animal Science Workshop: Wildlife Rehabilitation Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wildlife rehabilitators help nurse injured or sick animals back to health with the ultimate...

Cost: $10-$8

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

Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
Website »

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

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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
Website »

More information

Festival of Trees- The Summit, Hockessin Friday, November 16- Sunday, November 18 Friday- 12-4pm ~ Sip & Shop 4-7pm Saturday & Sunday – 10am-4pm The Summit 5850 Limestone...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Summit
5850 Limestone Rd
Hockessin, DE
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
Telephone: 302-478-5088
Contact Name: Rayna Gray
Website »

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NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

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

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

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SABA IV, A SMALL ART BUYING ADVENTURE Saturday, November 17, 2018 Patron Preview: 6 - 7 PM | Open Party: 7 - 9 PM Join us for our exciting, annual small art buying adventure! Build your art...

Cost: $25 - $100

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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  Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 43rd year.  This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School (UHS) student...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unionville High School
750 Unionville Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Unionville High School PTO
Telephone: 484-832-8173
Contact Name: Diane Micklin
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Discover your inner secret agent at Shake It Off for Parkinson’s Gala at the Mendenhall Inn in Chadds Ford, PA. Dress to impress as your favorite James Bond character at this casino-inspired...

Cost: 125

Where:
Mendenhall Inn
Route 52
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Shake It Off
Telephone: 215-680-4560
Contact Name: Betty Stewart
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This fun-filled 2-hour event is a great way to experience the exciting sport of curling. Event includes a lesson on delivery and sweeping lasting about an hour, followed by about an hour of actual...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Patriot Ice Center
101 John F. Campbell Rd.
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Diamond State Curling Club
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The concert, under the baton of Guest Conductor S. Mordecai Fuhrman,  opens with George Frederic Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351,  followed by ...

Cost: 0 - $20

Where:
Newark United Methodist Church
69 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 302-369-3466
Contact Name: Business Manager
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The concert opens with George Frederic Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351,  followed by  Alan Hovhaness Concerto No. 3 Diran for Baritone Horn & Strings, OP. 94, featuring Trombone...

Cost: 0 - $20

Where:
Newark United Methodist Church
69 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 302-369-3466
Contact Name: Business Manager
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"Twas’ The Night Before Christmas" is Griffin Theatre”s Special Gift to the community with tickets being a $2 donation!   The classic poem comes to life as the...

Cost: 2.00

Where:
The Griffin Theatre
1701 South DuPont Highway
St. Georges, DE  19733
View map »


Sponsor: The Griffin Theatre
Telephone: 130-231-43532
Contact Name: Michelle Truban
Website »

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By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Jackson Gay  Described as the “comic poet of middle class life,” Ayckbourn creates a black comedy of domestic madness. Susan’s life is far from perfect. A...

Cost: 15-32

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


Telephone: 302-831-2204
Website »

More information

The Ardensingers are presenting a raucous musical pantomime featuring heroic outlaws, wicked sheriffs, usurping princes, a company of nuns, and a running parody of a well-known...

Cost: $5 - $20 Child/Senior/Adult

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Ardensingers
Telephone: (484) 319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

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Join us at The Block at Harrah's Philadelphia for a night of rock music with Winger and FireHouse! For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Cost: $36

Where:
Harrah's Philadelphia
777 Harrah's Boulevard
Chester, PA  19013
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Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. A variety of events and activities help make the...

Cost: General admission is free

Where:
Hockessin Delaware
The Summit 5850 Limestone Road, Hockessin DE 19707
Hockessin, DE  19707
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Hospice

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show This interactive movie experience combines film and live performers. The cult-classic is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late...

Cost: 9

Where:
Theatre N
235 W. 10th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
Telephone: 302-571-4075
Contact Name: Richard
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A Halloween Tradition Thrives in Delaware By Richard Pethel​ Wilmington, DE - The performance group known as Frankie's Midnight Runners (FMR) is a shadow cast that hosts ‘The...

Cost: $9

Where:
Theatre N
235 W. 10th St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
Telephone: 302-571-4075
Contact Name: Richard
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