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December 9 - 16, 2019 Events

Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Dec
14
Sat
History, Museum Exhibitions

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 19 more times through Jan 5

Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Dec
14
Sat
History, Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses, but owners and workers at all three turned to photography to portray themselves and their work. 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 19 more times through Jan 5

Yuletide at Winterthur 

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Dec
14
Sat
History, Holiday, Museum Exhibitions

Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with a magnificent holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion as well as breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical dollhouse, and the opportunity to shop, dine, and create new memories....

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 22 more times through Jan 5

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Delaware Art Museum

Dec
14
Sat
Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. Throughout the Western history of art and image-making, the relationship between beauty and art has become increasingly complex within contemporary art and popular culture.”

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 32 more times through Jan 26

Winter Arts Festival

Delaware Art Museum

Dec
14
Sat
INbudget Top Pick
#INbudget ($0-$10), Acapella & Choral, Charities & Fundraising, Holiday, Museum Exhibitions

Browse a variety of unique handmade gifts and enjoy live seasonal music by local student choirs. Free.

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Riverfront Rink Ice Rink

Horizon Services Riverfront Rink

Dec
14
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Sports

The Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware is pleased to reopen The Horizon Services Riverfront Rink for its 6th season...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 55 more times through Feb 28

The Lighthouse

Theatre N

Dec
14
Sat
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Film

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Holiday Fire Treats

Brandywine Creek State Park

Dec
14
Sat
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Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family), Food & Drink

Join us and learn how to make fun holiday sweets over a campfire. We will gather around the fire and make some yummy treats to enjoy.

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The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays

The Playhouse on Rodney Square

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Dec
14
Sat
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Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Musical Theater

The mind-blowing spectacular of THE ILLUSIONISTS MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth, alongside special guests Light Balance. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented pr...Read more »

Frozen Jr.

Delaware Children's Theatre

Dec
14
Sat
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Family Focused Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Musical Theater

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage...

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Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Delaware Art Museum

Dec
14
Sat
Museum Exhibitions

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American CultureFree for Members, Free with admission for Non-Members.

Image: Susan Taylor, as Model,c. 1970s. Ken Ramsay (1935–2008). Gelatin silver print, 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. Courtesy of Susan Taylor. © Ken Ramsay Foundation.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 7 more times through Jan 25

Parasite

Theatre N

Dec
14
Sat
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Film

2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also wrote the film's story and co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. The film stars Song Kang-hoLee Sun-kyunCho Yeo-jeongChoi Woo-shik and Park So-dam, and follows the members of a poor household scheming to become the employees of a much wealthier family by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.

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Public Skate Sessions

The Skating Club of Wilmington

Dec
14
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Holiday, Sports

Come out in and join the fun at our The Skating Club of Wilmington's public skating sessions!

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 24 more times through May 29

Holiday Light Express

Wilmington & Western Railroad

Dec
14
Sat
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Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Holiday

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our trackside neighbors decorate their homes and yards for our passengers to enjoy...
 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 14 more times through Dec 29

Candlelight Tours at Rockwood Museum

Rockwood Museum & Park

Dec
14
Sat
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INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions

Enjoy a rare evening tour of the mansion and view the museum’s holiday display, “Home for the Holidays.”

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