April 1st – 8th: Anything Goes, Taste of the Americas and Lincoln’s Final Hours

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

040116foodTaste of the Americas, April 3rd

Celebrate global influences in the form of fusion cuisine. Guests each receive a passport for their bite-by-bite journey through four stations: Mexico, Peru, Canada, and the United States. $45 adult passport. $30 junior passport. Members receive a 10% discount. Garden and Galleries admission not included. Beer, wine, and specialty cocktails available for purchase. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.


040116cubaDrawing Flowers: Quick and Simple!, April 7th

Discover the fascinating details of spring wildflowers in this relaxed, beginner-level class. Develop basic drawing skills through observing and sketching a variety of leaves, blooms, and flowering branches from the garden. Explore line, shape, and form, and follow up with instructor demonstrations. Plenty of exercises will give you confidence in drawing the first flowers of spring. No previous art experience needed. Mt. Cuba Center Inc., Hockessin.


Kent County

040116lincolnLincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President, April 2nd

This presentation will focus on the assassination of President Lincoln from the perspective of the Petersen family, a Washington D.C. family caught up in the tragedy. The Petersens and their fascinating boarders lived directly across the street from Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. They were aware of information that government officials such as Secretary Edwin Stanton and the Metropolitan Police did not know. Just weeks before the assassination, John Wilkes Booth had sat on the same bed where President Lincoln eventually struggled for his life. They were ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary event – the nation’s first presidential assassination. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.


040116smyrnaKent Chamber Choir presents “The Heart’s Splendor”, April 2nd

Featuring polychoral works by Handl, Gabrieli, Schütz, and Mendelssohn. These pieces have been specially arranged for the Kent Chamber Choir and will be performed in collaboration with the University of Delaware Trombone Choir. The program also features contemporary choral works by Ola Gjeilo, Daniel Gawthrop, and Michael Tippett. The Kent Chamber Choir is a newly established ensemble of sixteen singers from Central Delaware. The skill-set of our members allows for the performance of an advanced chamber repertoire that has been seldom heard in the local community. Smyrna Opera House.


Sussex County

040116anythingClear Space Theatre presents: Anything Goes, April 1st – 3rd

The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications that ensue intrigues every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes. This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores, including songs like “It’s De-Lovely”, “Friendship”, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “All Through The Night”, “Anything Goes”, “You’re The Top”, and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”. Sure to be a literal toe-tapper, Anything Goes is a show not to be missed! Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach.

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