44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, End of Summer Bash! 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

080917artmuseumConnected: Respect to the Queenz, August 13th

Respect to the Queenz will feature hip-hop performances, graffiti workshops, and music by women. This event aims to bridge gaps in the community, bringing families and individuals of all types and ages together through music and dance. With live performances by Nene Ali, Maya Belardo, Sole Rebel, Dance 4 Life, Goody Roc, Shy Lady Heroin, and more hosted by Abundance child and DJ Amore on the turntables. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.

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090817kidsmuseumEnd of Summer Bash!, August 18th

The DCM is closing the summer season with a luau! Enjoy outdoor luau-themed games, decorate the sidewalks with exploding sidewalk chalk, explore the DCM’s Earth Balloon, and much more! As always, the DCM will have our iconic soda-geyser send off to end the night! Delaware Children’s Museum, Wilmington.


Kent County

081017toadRehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre, August 16th

Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and join us for a free, family-oriented program by the Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre. The action-packed, funny re-telling of “Toad’s Escape,” is taken straight from the pages of the children’s classic tale of “Wind in the Willows” and lasts about 45-60 minutes. If temperatures exceed 95 degrees (including heat index) or if it is raining, programs will be held at the Kent County Public Library at 497 S Red Haven Lane. Brecknock County Park, Camden.


081017dulcimerDulcimer Open Jam, August 18th

Learn how to play dulcimer from long-time folk musician Frances Johnson. Kent County Public Library will supply a “loaner” dulcimer! — Bring food to share after our Jam Session and plan to stay for a free concert by musicians from the Happiness Project beginning at 6 pm. Kent County Public Library, Dover.


Sussex County

081017ral44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, August 12th & 13th

Over 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5 acre historic wooded campus in Henlopen Acres. The annual Outdoor Show is a juried event yielding exceptional work, and many of the artists actively enjoy demonstrating their creativity during each day of the show. Historically, work was hung on snow fences surrounding the property, and some artists maintain this homage to history, while others display their work in booths throughout RAL’s grounds. The Outdoor Show is not just a fine art and fine crafts show, but is a fun summer event full of activities, including great food, music, historic tours, face-painting, artist demonstrations, gallery exhibits, beautiful gardens, the historic Homestead, and a Dogfish Head Beer Garden. Rehoboth Art League.


081017mermaidThe Little Mermaid, The Musical by Clear Space Theatre Company, August 17th

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated Disney, this musical is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.


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