May 6th – 13th: 38th Annual Point-to-Point, ‘The Big Short’ and ‘The Sound of Life’

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

050216winterthur38th Annual Point-to-Point, May 8th

Join us for a festive day of horse racing, family activities, and elegant tailgating. Enjoy all your favorite family fun, including the pony rides, stick horse races, Winterthur Hunt, face painting, and canine-friendly activities for your dog! Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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050216keiferKiefer Sutherland, May 11th

In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland’s upcoming debut album: ‘Down In A Hole’. World Cafe Live at the Queen, Wilmington.

Kent County

050216dpa‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour of the Delaware Public Archives, May 7th

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) will receive the information that documents these important events. On Saturday, May 7, 1:30 p.m. the staff of the Archives will conduct a tour of this remarkable facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, conducted by Tom Summers, Manager of Outreach Services, offers the public a rare opportunity to learn more about the role of DPA, and see how the Archives preserves and protects the records that are important to every Delawarean. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.


050216bigshort2sdays: ‘The Big Short’, May 10th

“The Big Short” is long on humor and suspense while it explains the 2008 subprime loan crisis and financial collapse by tracking the investors who foresaw the downfall of mortgage based securities. If that sounds too complicated for you, rest assured that “The Big Short” is an amusing and engaging film. Think of it as a cross between a documentary and a screwball comedy! Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt play a few of the leads, with frequent silly fantasy cameos inserted into the story to explain complicated concepts. Dover Public Library.

Sussex County

050216ayrcraftAyre Craft presents: ‘The Sound of Life’, May 7th

Musical selections will stir feelings and memories from many of our most meaningful shared moments in life. Included in the program are jazz standards, pop, art music, and show tunes by composers such as James Taylor, Leonard Bernstein, and Barry Manilow. With accompaniment by Ms. Veronica Knier on piano and Mr. Ken Schleifer on percussion, Ayre Craft will treat you to an evening of warmth, beauty, fun, and memories in a program suitable for all ages. Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware

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