Daffodil Day, Johnny Guitar The Musical and more things 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

042017winterthurDaffodil Day and More!, April 22nd

Come celebrate the beauty of the daffodil, enjoy Winterthur’s amazing daffodil display, and enjoy crafts and activities that celebrate the beauty of the Winterthur Garden in spring! Henry Francis du Pont’s collection of daffodils is a spectacle this time of year as is the rest of the garden. Join Winterthur staff and volunteers for the day’s events, which will include tours of the garden and the daffodils, a children’s daffodil show and Earth Day crafts, and an afternoon tea. Members free. Included with admission. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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042017sicily2017 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium, April 23rd

The Delaware Contemporary presents: Tumbling the Jewel: Sicily, a symposium featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers who will examine and discuss the multi-ethnic contributions and current global issues facing Sicily and contemporary art today. Sicily has been referred to as the “jewel” of the Mediterranean because of its dazzling characteristics: natural beauty, rich volcanic soil, and strategic position. As such, its entire history has been “tumbled” by violence and change as conquering cultures of the world’s greatest civilizations invaded and left their mark. Tumbling the Jewel will include several socially engaged and scholarly activities, such as a multicultural dinner, three research presentations, a panel discussion, and a question and answer period. The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington.


Kent County

042017musiclibraryThe Happiness Project Music Festival, April 21st

Join The Happiness Project Music Festival at the Kent County Public Library for an evening of FREE live music! This month features Ashley McKinley, a singer-songwriter from Howell, NJ, and Hanna Paige Music, a singer-songwriter from Newark, DE. This will be an evening of great music the whole family can enjoy! Kent County Public Library, Dover.


042017guitarJohnny Guitar The Musical, April 21st – 23rd

Johnny Guitar, the Musical is based on the 1954 Republic motion picture Johnny Guitar. This laugh-filled musical based on the legendary Joan Crawford cult western embraces and sends up fifties-style movie acting, melodramatic romance and rough-and-tumble cowboy action. Featuring a sensational score with echoes of doo-wop and steamy southwestern ballads, Johnny Guitar tells the story of a sultry saloon keeper and her jealous nemesis, the town’s tycoon. When a handsome stranger with a secret past rides into town, the stage is set for a hilarious showdown unlike anything the Old West -or the theatre- has ever seen! Patchwork Playhouse, Dover.


Sussex County

042017lewesflowersThe Peninsula Gallery Presents “Springing into Summer” through April 28th

The exhibition came together as a result of wishing to help celebrate Lewes’ Annual Tulip Celebration (April 6-15). With the realization that Lewes In Bloom is the non-profit, volunteer organization whose members plant thousands of bulbs and other plants around Historic Lewes every year to enhance the beauty of Lewes, we decided to partner with them in order to raise some seed money for a proposed new Garden for All Ages. To this end, we will be donating 10 percent of our share of sales and some artists will be doing the same from their sales. Peninsula Gallery, Lewes.

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