The featured readers for the evening will be JoAnn Balingit, Delaware’s Poet Laureate; Wendy Ingersoll, whose new poetry book, Grace Only Follows, was recently published by March Street Press, and Fran MacMillian, Co-Publisher of Broken Turtle Books and one of Delaware’s finest street poets. An open mic will follow (readings limited to 5 minutes per person). Over Coffee Cafe, July 17th, 5 p.m.
Hagley’s youth volunteers will explore the cultural, social, and family lives of the people who resided in workers’ communities. Programs include games, history, food, and make-and-take crafts. Included in regular museum admission. Free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. Hagley Museum and Library, July 18th 1 p.m.
Featured finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Celtic Spring combines driving music, riveting dancing, youthful exuberance, and bursts of energy into one unforgettable show. The tight choreography, powerful footwork, intricacy and precision of the dancing is at times astounding, and just when the audience might think that they have seen it all, Celtic Spring erupts into the exceptional feat of dancing and fiddling at the same time! The Baby Grand, July 23rd, 8 p.m.
Support this year’s Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist fellows and enjoy highlights of the past ten years of DDOA’s award winning artists. Refreshments will be provided.This program is made possible by DDOA. Biggs Museum of American Art, July 17th 11 a.m.
Irving Berlin at his best! “They Say It’s Wonderful,” “I Got the Sun in the Mornin’,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business!” are highlighted in this sharp-shootin’ musical performed by Clear Space Productions. $10 per person, children 12 and under are FREE. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, July 16th & 17th, 7 p.m.