December 25th – January 1st, 2016: Annual Boxing Day show: The Spring Standards, 2015 Winter Carnival and The Farewell Party

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

122215boxingdayAnnual Boxing Day show: The Spring Standards, December 26th

The Spring Standards have been winning over audiences nationwide since their debut EP in 2008, a collaboration with Old ’97s frontman Rhett Miller. Three fan-funded independent releases later they are going stronger than ever, attracting attention from NPR, Spin, Paste, New York Magazine and an ever-growing fanbase all over the world. Following their 2012 release, yellow//gold, they had the privilege of performing on Conan O’Brien, a feat nearly unheard of for an unsigned band. In May 2013 The Spring Standards released Live From Delaware, their first live album. The DVD was released at last year’s Boxing Day show! Arden Gild Hall.

122215shrekShrek The Musical, December 26th – 30th

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Directed by Ann Bartley. Our holiday show will be the Tony Award-winning fairy tale Shrek, a tuneful & popular family production. Wilmington Drama League.

 

Kent County

122215amy2sdays: “Amy”, December 29th

“Amy” is an intimate look into the life of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. The film tracks her life from childhood to her years as a global pop sensation to her death in 2011, at 27, from alcohol poisoning. The documentary opens when Winehouse is in her early teens goofing around on video with her friends from suburban northwest London. When the group sings “Happy Birthday,” it’s easy to see that Amy’s not an ordinary teenager—she has an extraordinary singing voice. Director Asif Kapadia shrewdly pieces together archival images, tapping into a trove of home videos, concert material, publicity interviews and recording sessions. In its rise-and-fall arc, her star-is-born/star-is-dead story is painfully familiar as she becomes just one more name now etched on our pop-cultural mausoleum. 2:08. Rated R for language and extreme alcohol and drug use. Dover Public Library.

 

122215snow2015 Winter Carnival, December 31st

Join us for family fun with live performances, costumed characters, games, activities, and goodie bags! Countdown to 12 with a balloon drop! Don’t miss the excitement! Tickets go on sale December 1st. This is a Friends of Kent County Public Library fundraiser. Please visit the library to purchase tickets. Kent County Public Library.

 

Sussex County

122215partyThe Farewell Party, December 26th

The Farewell Party is a compassionate and surprisingly funny story about residents at a Jewish retirement home who help their terminally ill friend by constructing a euthanasia device. Winner of 4 Ophir Awards (the Israeli Academy Awards®), The Farewell Party pits the ethics of assisted suicide against the right to die with dignity. Film critic Colin Covert of the Star Tribune says, “I can’t recall any film ever making me laugh and cry in complete comic and dramatic balance like The Farewell Party.” Metropolitan Community Church, Rehoboth Beach.

 

 

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