March 18th – 25th: Nureyev’s Eyes, Mystery Dinner Theatre and The Lizzie Valesquez Story

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

031816celticCeltic Nights – Spirit of Freedom, March 19th

Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish independence, beginning 100 years ago with the Easter Rising. Akin to America’s 4th of July, the Easter Rising of 1916 created the Ireland we know and love today. Through music, song, dance, and storytelling, Celtic Nights honors the struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom, independence, and true democracy. The Grand Opera House, Wilmington.

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031816ctcNureyev’s Eyes March 18th – 20th

An inside story about two iconic artists – an American painter and a Russian ballet dancer – and how they created a now famous set of paintings. During the 70s, the American painter Jamie Wyeth (son of Andrew) did a series of studies and paintings of Rudolf Nureyev, the legendary ballet dancer who defected from Russia and revitalized western ballet. Written with the express permission and support of Jamie Wyeth, this brand new play by David Rush imagines what their electric encounters may have been like, what secrets were revealed about the world of painting and international dance, and how their relationship evolved…changing each of them. Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington.

Kent County

031816murderOvation Dinner Theatre presents Murder: Take Two!- Mystery Dinner Theatre, March 19th

You are cordially invited to the official announcement of famous Hollywood screenwriter Sydney Bruhaha’s newest film, “Murder: Take Two!” Prepare to be surrounded by gorgeous movie stars, flamboyant directors, and rich investors from the 1940’s silver screen. Everything is glitz and glamour until a washed-up starlet winds up dead! Perhaps YOU could be the WhoDunIt in this audience-interactive performance! $45 ticket includes murder-mystery show and dinner catered by Main Street Market. Smyrna Opera House.


031816bookLearn Hand-made Book Binding: Coptic design, March 23rd

York College art instructor, JoAnne Schiavone will teach participants to make hand-made books, sewing the finest book-binding materials together to create your own hand-made journal. This class is a compliment to the March 19th Paste Papers course taught by the same instructor. Materials are included and yours to keep, open to all skill levels. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover.

Sussex County

031816lizzyA Brave Heart: The Lizzie Valesquez Story, March 24th

This inspiring documentary is the story of 26-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie Velasquez, who went from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying crusader. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Lizzie was first bullied in elementary school for looking different, and later as a teenager who discovered a Youtube video calling her the “world’s ugliest woman.” The film chronicles her as she campaigns for the first Federal anti-bullying bill. Cinema Art Theater, Lewes.

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