January 29th – February 5th: Fearless Improv, Dover Chinese Cultural Festival and Harvey
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
Fearless Improv: Titanium 22, January 29th & 30th
Titanium 22 showcases Fearless Improv getting tough on laughs with original one-act plays by George Tietze and James Kassees and the usual funny business of short sketches and games and long-form and musical improv. The theme is strength in comedy, the setting is The Black Box. Titanium 22 features the talents of Melissa Bernard, George Tietze, Lew Indellini, James Kassees, Dave Duszak, Mary Catherine Kelley, and Cara Schmidt of Fearless Improv. Produced by Jana Savini and City Theater Company. The Black Box, Wilmington.
Concerts on Kentmere: Harmonizing with the Murals of Howard Pyle, February 4th
Celebrating the landmark murals of Howard Pyle, Pyxis will present music from that era, including To a Wild Rose and other works by American composer Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) and the Piano Quartet by Bostonian Arthur Foote (1853-1937), as well asAllegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saens and Gabriel Faure’s Sicillienne. At 7:30 pm before each concert, there will be a 15-minute pre-concert talk. The Museum is now open until 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings, and before the concerts, the Thronson Café will serve drinks and light fare for purchase. Performances begin at 8:00 pm, with complimentary desserts and coffee served at intermission. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.
Greater Dover Chinese Cultural Festival, January 31st
Join the Delaware State University on January 31st for the Greater Dover Chinese Cultural Festival. This festival will feature 30 professional artists (invited from China) who will dance, sing, play traditional Chinese instruments, and so much more! Delaware State University, Education & Humanities Theater, Dover.
Hangar Flying: Suiting up for Space, January 31st
Join us for another fascinating Hangar Flying talk with Bill Ayrey from ILC Dover. Bill will talk about the history of the Apollo space program and the development of suits by ILC Dover that allowed the 12 astronauts to walk on the moon. He’ll also cover the current efforts to preserve and display Neil Armstrong’s suit at the Smithsonian as well as the challenges of preserving all of the suits in their collection. Also, learn about the current suits ILC Dover build for the Space Station as well as the latest suit, Model Z2, that’ll be used on Mars. Be ready for a fascinating talk as Bill is a dynamic speaker who can reach audiences of all ages. Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover.
Possum Point Players presents: Harvey, January 29th – February 7th
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! PPP Theatre, Georgetown.
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