Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Peter and the Wolf 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

072617henryvDelaware Shakespeare Festival presents: Henry V, through July 30th

Hear the roar as Henry leads his people in the ultimate underdog story, featuring some of the most famous lines and most glorious language in all of Shakespeare. Now in its fifteenth season, Delaware Shakespeare Festival creates professional theatre and educational programs for residents and friends of the State of Delaware. No matter how young or old, everyone can be entertained and enlightened by the Bard. Rockwood Mansion Park, Wilmington.

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072617delartFamily Night: Moonlight, Moon Bright, August 3rd

Enjoy a shadow puppetry play about a timeless Chinese love story. Chang-Er Flies to the Moon by Chinese Theatre Works explores the famous legend of the Chinese Moon goddess and her husband, the archer/hero Ho Yi. This program is presented in partnership with the Chinese American Community Center. Age 6+. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.


Kent County

7-2617peterandwolf“Peter and the Wolf” and other Ballets, August 3rd

The timeless tale of “Peter and the Wolf” comes alive in this retelling combining dance and music. Also featured will be dances from the ballet “Raymonda,” one of Petipa’s works infused with Middle Eastern themes. And the excesses of human passions are explored in Excerpts from “Seven Deadly Sins” Dover High School.


072817biggsChristo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection, Opening Reception: Friday, August 4

It’s a wrap! This blockbuster exhibition chronicles the career of husband and wife artistic team, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, well known for projects such as The Gates (Central Park, NYC, 2005) and Running Fence (Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1976). The exhibition features extremely rare artworks that commemorate and celebrate the large scale environmental installations undertaken by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for more than forty years. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover.


Sussex County

072617creaturesSusan Frey Exhibition CREATURES at CAMP Rehoboth, through July 31st

Visual artist Susan Frey brings her exhibition CREATURES to CAMP Rehoboth. This fun display of acrylic paintings, collages, and drawings explores colorful combinations of animals and shapes. Is that a purple dog, a rainbow fish? The subjects in CREATURES are suspended between the real and imagined worlds as Susan transforms, alters, and twists them into playful compositions. CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach.


072617lplSummer Art Camp for Ages 5-8, July 31st through August 3rd

Students will work on a variety of projects including painting, drawing and sculpture. Techniques and materials will be shown in a step by step process to allow all students the ability to create original work. We will use library books and art history as a resource for ideas and inspiration for each project. This is a 4-day workshop and registration is required. Please call 302- 645-2733. Lewes Public Library.

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