January 16th – 23rd: Invention Convention, DSU presents ‘Celebrate the Dream’ and the Marian Anderson String Quartet

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

011415inventionInvention Convention, January 17th – 19th

Invention Convention will be held during the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend. Tinkering Tables will allow visitors to explore the inner workings of electronic gadgets, and the Create-an-Invention area will allow them to make their own invention. Each day will feature a different science show with demonstrations of chemistry, physics, and the wonders of lights and lasers. The hands-on Science Fair will give everyone opportunities to conduct experiments led by Hagley staff and community partners. Hagley Museum and Library


011415handStaged Reading: A Behanding in Spokane, January 23rd & 24th

Carmichael has been searching for his missing hand for many years. Then, one night in Spokane, he meets up with a wayward pair of lovers and a monkey-loving hotel clerk who might hold the answers to his lost appendage. Grisly humor and desperate actions ensue in this dark comedy. Chapel Street Playhouse.


Kent County

011415watercolorWatercolor Journaling Workshop: The Simple Things, January 17th

Knick-knacks, souvenirs, keepsakes, a favorite coffee cup, grandmother’s thimbles – these little things become even more precious captured in the pages of your watercolor journal. We’ll explore different ways of adding color, designing pages, and writing in creative ways and have a lot of fun! A great way to spend a winter day! Some drawing/watercolor experience is helpful. Live Cheap and Make Art Studios.


011415mlkMartin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Program, January 19th

The Inner City Cultural League and Delaware State University present “Celebrate the Dream,” at the Education Humanities Building at DSU. This free program includes performances by Sankofa Dance Company, Sankofa String Orchestra, Mt. Zion AME Church Children’s Choir, and more. Delaware State University.


Sussex County

011415stringsMarian Anderson String Quartet, January 17th

When members of the Marian Anderson String Quartet won the 1991 International Cleveland Quartet Competition, they became the first African-American ensemble ever to win a classical music competition. Since then, the ensemble has sought to honor its namesake by making music that embraces both standard classical repertoire and works by African-American composers. Bethel United Methodist Church Hall.


011415operaMet Opera Live presents: ‘The Merry Widow’, January 17th

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman. Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch and costume designer William Ivey Long have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts. Cape Henlopen High School.


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