April 29th – May 6th: 83rd Annual Dover Days Festival, OperaDelaware and ‘Theeb’

(picture courtesy: facebook.com/doverdays)

(picture courtesy: facebook.com/doverdays)

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

042916brassChesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band 20th Anniversary Concert, April 30th

You are invited to the anniversary celebration of musical performances by Delaware’s own award-winning British-style, all-brass concert band. For 20 years the 30-plus members of the band have performed 100’s of concerts throughout the Mid-Atlantic States as well as in New York, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina. For this concert the band has selected audience favorites from past performances. The pieces include the Grand March from Aida, Sousa’s Black Horse Troop March, Finlandia, Caravan, Floral Dance, Bugler’s Holiday and many more. This is a free concert, but donations are always appreciated. First Presbyterian Church, Newark.

 

042916operaOperaDelaware Presents!, May 5th

A sneak preview with the stars of OperaDelaware’s spring productions of Hamlet and Falstaff. An event not to be missed that spotlights another of Delaware’s outstanding performing arts organizations. First & Central Presbyterian Church, Wilmington.

 

Kent County

042916doversymDover Symphony Orchestra Annual Pops Concert “Broadway Hits”, May 1st

The Dover Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Buxton, will conclude its 2015-2016 season on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Dover Downs Rollins Center. ‘Broadway Hits’ features music from a number of popular Broadway musicals. The orchestra will perform medleys from Wicked, Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, The King and I, as well as several others. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

 

042916doverdays83rd Annual Dover Days Festival, May 6th-8th

The 83rd Annual Dover Days Festival is one of the largest, longest-running, FREE, popular events in the state of Delaware dedicated to promoting the heritage and culture of Dover and the state of Delaware. Activities reflect Delaware’s history and heritage as well as contemporary times and include, but are not limited to, the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing with 250 plus schoolchildren, vintage auto rides, colonial artisans’ village, car show, historic re-enactment groups representing the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War, children’s activities, carnival, fireworks, exhibits and lectures as well all-day entertainment and more.

 

Sussex County

042916theebRehoboth Beach Film Society’s Around The World series presents: ‘Theeb’, May 4th

The year is 1916 and World War l is coming to the Ottoman Empire. Theeb (Wolf in Arabic) lives in a remote Bedouin village where custom dictates strangers be treated with generosity. When a blue-eyed Englishmen arrives asking for help, Theeb embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide the Brit to a secret destination. Though just a young boy, Theeb quickly understands that to survive he must embrace the attributes of his namesake, the wolf. Cinema Art Theater, Lewes.

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