Watercolor paintings from the Rehoboth Art League, Cabaret and more happening 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

020217cabaretWilmington Drama League presents: Cabaret, through Februay 5th

It’s Berlin between the world wars, and the emcee assures the audience that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the exciting and vital Kit Kat Klub. But troubles abound as creativity, possibility, and budding romance is swallowed by fear and hate. This diversely cast Cabaret directed by Dominic Santos with music directed by Caty Butler takes a modern view of the themes in this classic. Wilmington Drama League, Wilmington.

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020217songsMy First Songs, February 8th

This performance will get preschoolers singing, exploring rhythm, helping to tell a story, and moving to guitar songs. Mixed in with familiar favorites like “Old MacDonald” and Shel Silverstein’s “Unicorn” are some originals like: “I Have to Have 10”, a counting song; “Colors, Colors”, where kids show how many they can guess from the clues. Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library, Odessa.


Kent County

020217archivesUnderutilized Records for African American Genealogy, February 4th

This program will go beyond census and vital records to show how to transcend the brick walls of African American research. Records created by the federal and county governments, organizations, employers and insurance companies will be examined. Other collections that will be discussed include mortgage records, Freedmen’s Bureau, Underground Railroad, and fire insurance maps. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.


020217folkFriends of Folk Concert Series: Me & My Friend Phyllis, February 10th

Friends of Folk is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of folk music in Delaware. This concert series is made possible by a grant from the Kent County Fund for the Arts. The Old State House, Dover.


Sussex County

020217watercolorRehoboth Art League, Watercolors from the permanent collection, through February 11th

This exhibition is a collection of 20th century watercolor works that depict both local and regional landscapes and points of interest. A collection of works by Howard Schroeder, an important figure in the Art League’s history, from the Art League’s teaching collection is also on view. As a teaching institution, the Rehoboth Art League uses these works to educate students in local art history, biographies and technique. Rehoboth Beach Public Library.

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