Dover Comic Con, Barefoot in the Park and more to see and 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

081717landscape‘Recent Landscapes’ by Meinrad Leckie, through August 25th

Leckie, a Wilmington resident, retired from a career as a designer and the art director of the DuPont Company. He attended the Philadelphia College of Art, the Cape Cod School of Art in Massachusetts, and studied with artist Charles Sovek. The paintings in this exhibition capture scenic views from his travel out west to Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, as well as the Caribbean. Mezzanine Gallery, Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington.


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071717barefootNeil Simon’s ‘Barefoot in the Park’, August 18th – 27th

A romantic comedy by the legendary Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park follows newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter as they negotiate the trials of marriage, an ever-present mother, a nosy neighbor, and a 5th floor walk-up. Simon’s longest running smash hit and the 10th longest running play in Broadway history, Barefoot was nominated for three Tony Awards and won for Best Director (Mike Nichols). A laugh-fest as only Neil Simon can deliver, Barefoot will delight and charm in equal doses. The Candlelight Theatre, Ardentown.


Kent County

081817dcomiccon2017 Dover Comic Con, August 19th

The Dover Public Library created Dover Comic Con in 2013 as a way to help promote our graphic novel collection and just to have a really cool teen program. Since then, Dover Comic Con has quickly grown from 120 teens attending the event in the library, to over 10,000 attendees of all ages attending a variety of events citywide. Now we have partnered with more community groups to make the event even bigger & better. Dover Comic Con is a unique festival event with artists, vendors, authors, cars, panels, crafts, gaming, fan groups and more! Dover Public Library.


081817mangaBeginner Manga Drawing, August 23rd & 30th

Ages 11-18. Illustrator Christy Shaffer gives beginner instruction on the popular Japanese manga-style of drawing. All supplies included. Preregistration is required. Kent County Public Library, Dover.




Sussex County

081817jackJack and the Beanstalk, August 23rd

The familiar tale comes to life as poor, hungry Jack sells the family cow for a handful of magic “quick growing” bean seeds. Overnight the seeds grow a beanstalk that leads all the way to a castle in the clouds. When Jack climbs to the top he finds three treasures (a bag of silver coins, a hen that lays golden eggs, a singing harp) and a grumpy giant! Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach.


081817danceFirst State Ballet Theatre, August 24th

First State Ballet Theatre brings the beauty and excitement of professional ballet performances to audiences throughout Delaware. The company will be performing classical and contemporary highlights, while audiences enjoy an enchanting performance by bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov. This performance will provide an opportunity to make tiaras and participate in a ballet lesson pre-performance. Also, event attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the ballerinas post-performance. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.



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