January 8th – 15th: Harry Potter Day, Band of the Royal Marines and The Man Who Would Be King

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

010716royalBand of the Royal Marines, January 13th

In their distinguishing white helmets, Royal Marines Bands are most celebrated for the quality of their music, visual grandeur and precision drill. The band performs popular classics, Big Band, stimulating contemporary works and entertaining solo features. They also provide jazz, string and woodwind ensembles, making the Royal Marines musician one of the most versatile and adept in military music. Now, the band comes to The Grand during their first U.S. tour ever! The Grand Opera House, Wilmington.

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010716artPoetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks, January 14th

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.


Kent County

010716potterHarry Potter Day: Snape’s Birthday / Winter Reading Challenge Kick-off, January 9th

This will be an all day celebration of all things Harry Potter but especially Snape because it will be his birthday. Harry Potter Day will have crafts, food, programs, games and more. Dover Public Library.


010716smyrnaHappy Hour Season Preview Party, January 15th

Smyrna Opera House invites you to a Happy Hour Season Preview Party. Friday, January 15th from 5:30-6:30pm. Discover what the Smyrna Opera House has in store for 2016. Join us and learn about the variety of programming we will be offering for the entire family. Smyrna Opera House.


Sussex County

010716kingThe Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Read A Movie series presents ‘The Man Who Would Be King’, January 13th

Based on the short story of the same name by Richard Kipling, this 1975 Technicolor movie was nominated for four Academy Awards®. A swashbuckling adventure film, The Man Who Would be King follows two rogue British soldiers in search of a country untouched by civilization where they can live as gods. Their hunt leads them to the then country of Kafiristan—a land where no white man had set foot since Alexander the Great. Through a series of outrageous coincidences and dumb luck, the duo manage to make their wildest dreams come true. Metropolitan Community Church, Rehoboth Beach.



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