May 20th – 27th:Wilmington Youth Jazz Band 12th Annual Spring Concert, Buccaneer Bash and Hamlet

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

052016jazzWilmington Youth Jazz Band 12th Annual Spring Concert, May 22nd

The Wilmington Youth Jazz Band 12th Annual Concert features some of Delaware’s finest young musicians ages 10 to 25. Under the creative direction of the esteemed Gerald Chavis, the band will perform many jazz favorites in a memorable concert that is sure to entertain music lovers of all ages. Bring the entire family to partake in a beautiful evening of jazz, America’s true original art form. Thank you for your support of these talent young musicians in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Wilmington.

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052016brianBrian Regan, May 22nd

Critics and peers agree: standup comedian Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comics in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generation. Regan can turn the most mundane situations – like going to the eye doctor to get fitted for glasses, or trying to decide how many fig newtons to eat in one sitting – into side-splitting stand-up material. His clean, off-center humor has been praised by critics and contemporaries alike and Regan is respected in the comedy community as a “comedian’s comedian.” The Playhouse on Rodney Square, Wilmington.

Kent County

052016comedyBlue Hen Comedy presents An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy, May 27th

Blue Hen Comedy returns to the Smyrna Opera House to present An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy. Show time is 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:15 PM. Content may not be appropriate for children. Headliner: Doogie Horner, a comedian, writer, and artist. He is the author of Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren’t Aware Of(Workman Publishing Company,) 100 Ghosts (Quirk Books, 2013) and Everything Explained Through Flowcharts (HarperCollins, 2010). His art and writing have appeared in Wired, McSweeney’s,Fast Company, Boing Boing, the Believer, the London Times, the Sun, and other publications. His comedy achieved national attention when a video of him taming a hostile crowd on America’s Got Talent became a viral sensation. He has designed numerous book covers, including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Smyrna Opera House.


052016piratesBowers Beach Buccaneer Bash, May 27th – 29th

Our 4th Annual Pirate Fest! Memorial Day Weekend A “Pub Crawl” – Bowers style – will be held Friday evening, followed by two days of pirate fun for the whole family! If you need an excuse to dress like a pirate, this is it! Bowers Beach Maritime Museum, Frederica.

Sussex County

052016hamletNational Theatre Live: Hamlet, May 23rd, 25th & 28th

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game and Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Hamlet. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Variety says, “This is a Hamlet for a world on edge; a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation.” Director Lyndsey Turner’s production of William Shakespeare’s most quoted tragedy works wonderfully filmed for cinema screens. Cumberbatch is a feeling Hamlet, not just a thinking Hamlet, and he’s particularly effective in the final moments of the play. His heartfelt performance makes you feel like this play is, indeed, timeless and packed with human wisdom, poetically revealed. Cinema Art Theater, Lewes.

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