Martin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Tribute, the opera and more happening in Delaware this week

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

010517dmaElizabeth Osborne: The Sixties, through January 8th

Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth Osborne (born 1936) is best known for her glowing landscapes and seascapes. She is also known for her interior and figurative paintings which were influenced by Richard Diebenkorn and Color Field painters such as Helen Frankenthaler. Following her graduation from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Osborne spent a year in the mid-1960s studying in Paris through the Fulbright Program. This period was of great importance, resulting in the artist’s first mature paintings. Elizabeth Osborne: The Sixties traces the influence of Osborne’s contemporaries, such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and presents the first survey of the artist’s haunting, black paintings from this decade. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

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010517currierLasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives, through January 8

Lasting Impressions investigates the role of Frances Bond Palmer and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (two of the most prolific artists of Currier & Ives) in the New York art world of the Victorian era—an art world where the artists and publisher invite us to reconsider our notions of artistic creation. On view in the East Gallery will be more than 40 works of art carefully selected from the museum collection as well as private collections. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.


010617mlkMartin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Tribute, January 13th

Enjoy a performance by the Christina Cultural Arts Center Dance Ensemble and a 100th birthday tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk by members of the Delaware Jazz Alliance. Listen to a reading from Dr. King’s famous 1967 speech, “Where We Are Going”; music of the prototypical funk band, The Meters and more! The Music School is pleased to once again present the Twin Poets, Delaware’s poets laureate, as well as the winner of this year’s Jacqueline Beach Faulcon Scholarship. Benefits the Jacqueline Beach Faulcon Scholarship Fund. The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington.


Kent County

010617teaFirst State Heritage Park: January First Saturday, January 7th

Come learn about the history of hot and cold beverages and their place in American history. From tea to ale, from punch to coffee, explore the fascinating world of flavors and histories of some of our most popular drinks then and now! First State Heritage Park, Dover.


Sussex County

010617metRehoboth Beach Film Society: Met Opera Live presents ‘Nabucco’, January 7th

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut. Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes.

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