2017 Hockessin Art Festival, Seussical and more to do 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

21717hockessin2017 Hockessin Art Festival, February 24th – 26th

The Wilmington & Western Railroad’s Hockessin Art Festival is a fund-raising effort to benefit the railroad. The all-volunteer Wilmington & Western operates steam- and diesel-powered trains year-round on 10-miles of track through Delaware’s historic Red Clay Valley. Over 25 artists will be displaying and selling limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculpture, fine jewelry, mosaics and more! 30% of all art sales go directly to the operation of the Wilmington & Western. Hockessin Memorial Hall.

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021717seussicalSeussical, February 18th & 19th

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! The Everett Theatre, Middletown.


Kent County

021717sunshineSecond Street Players present: The Sunshine Boys, February 17th – 19th

Al Lewis and Willy Clark are a pair of feuding vaudeville comedians (the team of “Lewis and Clark,” naturally) who performed together for 47 years before finally calling it quits. A network genius then has the brilliant idea of reuniting the duo for a TV special about the history of comedy. Once the reunion is on, the sparks and one-liners start to fly with equal speed. But can Lewis and Clark put aside their differences long enough to collect one last paycheck? Riverfront Theater, Milford.


021717syneSYNE Language Opening Reception, February 24th

SYNE, an artists’ consortium of eight artists, continues to thrive in its 25th year. These contemporary artists with varied personal backgrounds were brought together by similar visions and goals. Be the first to see the exhibition. Enjoy refreshments, beer and wine. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover.


Sussex County

021717miltoonMilton Arts Guild Holly Days Winter Art Show, Through Tuesday, February 28

The Milton Arts Guild is committed to bringing quality centered art to the art collector and the local community. The show features beautiful winter themed artworks by members and there will be many one-of-a-kind artisan made crafts for sale. Milton Arts Guild Gallery – at Studios on Walnut.


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