January 15th – 22nd: Invention Convention 2016, Denise King & Kevin Eubanks and Batkid Begins

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

011416dccaDCCA’s Free Family Sundays presents: Build it Better, January 17th

Get inspired by artist Willie Birch’s interactive exhibition Spirit House and create your own architectural structures out of unusual or recycled materials. Join in the communal spirit and fun! Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington.

011416inventionInvention Convention 2016, January 16th – 18th

Robots have explored the far reaches of space, the depths of the oceans, and the inner workings of the human body. Now you can explore robots themselves. Visitors asked for the chance to understand robotics, so it’s the theme for Invention Convention 2016. The weekend event will explore the fascinating world of robotics with robotic demonstrations, hands-on engineering challenges, and in-person conversations with professionals who use robots in their daily work. Visitors will discover how the Wilmington Police Department uses bomb robots to dispose of explosive devices. They will also be able to create a series of simple Hagley “robots” using hydraulic pumps, gears, and circuits. Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington. Throughout the event, science shows and live demonstrations will captivate audiences. Franklin Institute Motions and Machines shows will come to the convention for the first time and Cool Chemistry shows will return.

 

Kent County

011416jazzDenise King & Kevin Eubanks, January 16th

Denise King sings pop and jazz standards with touches of the blues, soul and even gospel in a voice steeped in a sophisticated swing, sometimes soulful, satin style. World-famous trumpeter, Duane Eubanks will join Ms. King for this extraordinary show. Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover.

 

011416cmedyAn Evening of Stand-Up Comedy, January 22nd

Blue Hen Comedy is returning to the Smyrna Opera House after their successful debut in September of this year. Get this one on your calendar because this time Brandon Jackson is bringing along Tommy Pope a rising star in the comedy world who is currently starring in the Comedy Central web series Delco Proper. Smyrna Opera House.

 

Sussex County

011416batkidBatkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, January 20th

Watch how the wish of a 5- year old boy fighting leukemia inspired a city, and thousands of volunteers, to come together to make his wish come true. Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World takes you back to November 15, 2013, the day San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City and Myles into an adorable mini-caped crusader. More than a billion people took to the internet to cheer him on and the story of Miles Scott became one of the biggest feel good news stories ever. Metropolitan Community Church, Rehoboth Beach.

 

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