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April 30 - May 7, 2017 Events

Hetty Feather: The Musical

Delaware Theatre Company

Apr
30
Sun
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Family Focused Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Comedy, Musical Theater, Theater

Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel comes to life on stage as Hetty, a feisty young orphan with an intrepid imagination, embarks on an adventure to find her true home. Infused with live music and daring aerial feats, this new musical is perfect for the whole family....

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 11 more times through May 14

Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

Delaware Art Museum

Apr
30
Sun
Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

While little known today, during his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872 -1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s Robinson developed a linear style that looks back to the innovations of the Pre-Raphaelite illustrators and forward to the art nouveau creations of Aubrey Beardsley and others. He illustrated a broad range of texts, including William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, in addition to children’s books he wrote himself. He is best remembered today for his humorous depictions of Rube Goldberg-like contraptions and gentle satires of contemporary life...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 16 more times through May 21

OperaDelaware Festival 2017

Grand Opera House

Apr
30
Sun
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Top Pick
Classical & Opera

On the heels of their critically-acclaimed 2016 Festival, OperaDelaware is excited to announce the 2017 Festival, a celebration of the 225th anniversary of Rossini's birth. The festival will include La Cenerentola (Rossini's popular setting of Cinderella), his rarely-performed tragedy, Semiramide, and a special performance of Petite messe solennelle...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 4 more times through May 7

No Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Artists, 1917–1944

Delaware Art Museum

Apr
30
Sun
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Museum Exhibitions

Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. By joining the SIA and paying a nominal fee, thousands of American artists–from famous painters to Sunday painters–were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows in New York City...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 15 more times through May 14

Dinosaur Revolution

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Apr
30
Sun
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior; become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings; learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history; and unearth a shocking discovery: dinos...Read more »

RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 30 more times through May 29

Julieta

Theatre N

Apr
30
Sun
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Film

Adapting three short stories by Alice Munro, Pedro Almodóvar traces more than three decades of life's surprises and tragedies in Julieta.

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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

Delaware Art Museum

Apr
30
Sun
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner and create a special project to take home. Recommended for all ages.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 5 more times through May 28

Concept of Collecting Lecture Series: "Thomas Chippendale: The Man and the Myth"

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Apr
30
Sun
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Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

Join Winterthur Professor Emeritus of American Decorative Arts Brock Jobe as he recounts the remarkable story of famous furnituremaker Thomas Chippendale.

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Sip & Shibori

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Apr
30
Sun
Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Visual Arts

Learn to create unique patterns on fabric using traditional Japanese Shibori techniques. Take home a scarf, bandana, or tote bag and the knowledge to continue on your own. Cash Bar. Members enjoy a complimentary drink. Register by March 24.

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Legally Blonde, The Musical

Wilmington Drama League

Apr
30
Sun
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Top Pick
Musical Theater, Theater

Elle Woods appears to have it all, including her Chihuahua, Bruiser.  But her life is turned upside-down when her boyfriend dumps her for Harvard Law.  “Legally Blonde the Musical” follows the transformation of a woman tackling stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 2 more time through May 6

Rossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

Grand Opera House

Apr
30
Sun
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Classical & Opera

Composed 200 years ago, Rossini’s setting of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) has stood the test of time. Glass slippers are replaced by bracelets, there’s no fairy godmother to be found, but there’s still a healthy dose of wicked step-sisters and happily-ever-after! 

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After the Storm

Theatre N

Apr
30
Sun
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Film

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda offers a gentle contemplation of human failings and life's disappointments.

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Ringin' Rhythms

Immanuel Church

Apr
30
Sun
INbudget Top Pick
#INbudget ($0-$10)

Capital Ringers combines music on handbells, percussion instruments, movement, audience interaction, humor, and visual technology to create a show that will appeal to people of all ages.

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The Girlfriends

World Cafe Live at the Queen

Apr
30
Sun
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Top Pick
Rock

A pioneer in the all-female rock band genre and a hot item on the Philadelphia rock music menu in the early to mid-1980's, in 2011 The Girlfriends reunited and returned to the music scene with a fresh new sound (and minus the parachute pants!)...

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Blue Rocks at Home

Frawley Stadium

May
01
Mon
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Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Sports

The Blue Rocks are back IN action, celebrating their 25th season #inWilm! Join us for an #ALLinFun night of baseball...

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