November 13th – 20th: Shrek: The Musical, Arlo Guthrie and The Danish 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

111315delartMeet the Museum Day, November 15th

Introduce friends and family to the Delaware Art Museum during this free event. Children and adults will enjoy live music by electric piano and guitar duo, Second Opinion and a performance by the Merit Scholar students of The Music School of Delaware. Guests will also experience studio instructor demonstrations and hands-on art activities. Docents will be available to offer tours and answer questions about the collection. Plus, all guests will receive a special Membership offer! Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington. 

111315alicesArlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, November 19th

Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie returns to The Grand to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”. A musical monologue running more than 18 minutes, “Alice’s Restaurant” has become a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe and it all originates from Guthrie’s experience on Thanksgiving in 1965. It became a platinum selling record (1967) and full-length motion picture (1969) at the outset of Guthrie’s lauded career. He will perform his most prominent work in its entirety, as well as selections from every full-length studio album he’s released since his debut, Alice’s Restaurant (1967). The Grand Opera House, Wilmington.

 

Kent County

111315cupcakeCupcake Decorating Competition, November 14th

The battle is on – may the best cupcake win! Dover Public Library will be hosting its very own Cupcake Wars. Children, teens, and adults are invited to come in and show off their cake decorating skills. The library will supply the cupcakes and material, you supply your imagination. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Design and Most Creative Use of Materials. The competition will take place between 11am and 1pm, prizes will be announced at 1:30pm. There will be cupcake themed crafts throughout the library from 11am-2pm. A local baker will also be on hand to demonstrate how to decorate a cupcake. Special thanks to Redner’s Markets for providing the cupcakes and frosting. Call 302-736-7030 with additional questions. Dover Public Library.

 

111315shrekShrek: The Musical, November 20th & 21st

This story brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And, thus, begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Family friendly entertainment! Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover

 

Sussex County

111315danishThe Danish String Quartet, November 14th

The Danish String Quartet, consisting of three Danes and one Norwegian who are all close friends in the early 30s, has become a very hot commodity in the classical music world. These self-proclaimed musical Vikings, famous for their beards and shaggy hair, have even been compared to the Beatles for the excitement they generate. Bethel United Methodist Church Hall, Lewes.

 

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