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August 22, 2019 - August 21, 2020 Arts & Entertainment Events

John Singletary's Anahata

The Delaware Contemporary

Aug
22
Thu
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Film, Visual Arts

Out from the cloak of darkness emerges a fantastical universe of images that seem to exist in both the past and the present simultaneously. Drawing from an ancient visual language, Singletary seamlessly bridges history with the contemporary by capturing his meticulous and intimate choreography with an open-spectrum camera in his one-of-a-kind UV light studio using sophisticated OLED monitors...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 28 more times through Sep 22

Nemours Plaza – Mini Market

Nemours Plaza

Aug
22
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Americana & Folk, Charities & Fundraising, Comedy, Educational (Family), Film, Food & Drink, Games & Trivia, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Neighborhoods, Networking & Social Events, Poetry & Spoken Word, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Visual Arts, World

Our summer pop-up market begins Thursday, June 13th, from 11 AM – 2 PM in the “Nemours Plaza” - located at the intersection of Tatnall St. and Delaware Ave. (between the Brandywine Building and the Nemours Building, Downtown Wilmington DE). There will be activities scheduled in the plaza space throughout the summer months. Event schedule will be updated weekly 
 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 11 more times through Sep 5

Summer Group Show

The Station Gallery

Aug
22
Thu
Visual Arts

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 5 (No Opening Reception in August) Celebrating 40 Years in Business 1979 – 2019

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 7 more times through Aug 30

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Aug
22
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions

Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Thought-provoking and educational, Wicked Plants showcases plants associated with a myriad of health effects, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death!

Two- and three-dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in their homes and backyards. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a treasure trove of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 12 more times through Sep 2

South Pacific

The Candlelight Theatre

Aug
22
Thu
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Theater

This classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical,nset on an island during the 2nd World War, combines multiple story lines with one of the most beloved scores in Broadway history. This enduring tale of an American nurse forced to choose between her own prejudice and her love of a French plantation owner is balanced by the antics of a group of seabees who will stop at nothing to make a buck. A perfect blend of romance and humor with such classic songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” Younger Than Springtime,” and “There Is Nothing Like a Dame.” South Pacific was the recipient of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 4 more times through Aug 25

Collecting for The Future

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
22
Thu
Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

When Winterthur opened to the public in 1951, visitors toured a private collection assembled over several decades by Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969). He dreamed that his collection and 175-room home would “afford all those interested an opportunity to view and to study the conditions surrounding the early American home life.”...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 48 more times through Oct 16

The Realistic Colors of Art by Geraldo Gonzalez

Mezzanine Gallery

Aug
22
Thu
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of works on paper by Wilmington artist Geraldo Gonzalez from August 2-30, 2019. The exhibition, titled “The Realistic Colors of Art,” includes his signature drawings of public transportation as well as new work. Mr. Gonzalez will host a free opening reception on Friday, August 2 from 5-8 p.m. and a closing reception on August 23 from 5-8 p.m.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 7 more times through Sep 27

Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
22
Thu
History, Museum Exhibitions
July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery
 

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.

The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.

Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.

The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.

Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 116 more times through Jan 5

Costuming THE CROWN

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
22
Thu
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Museum Exhibitions

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, Costuming THE CROWN will feature 40 iconic costumes from the beloved Emmy® award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

This intriguing exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at how costume design is used to create riveting drama and to re-create history. Explore the elegance and style of a bygone era by examining the extraordinary contributions of Emmy®- and BAFTA-winning designers Michele Clapton and Jane Petrie to seasons 1 and 2 of The Crown. Discover how costumes play a major role in storytelling and character development in this fictional portrayal of the British royal family that is sweeping the globe!

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 118 more times through Oct 12

Story Time @ Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo

Aug
22
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family)

Storytime at the Zoo just for you!

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 6 more times through Sep 26

Happy Hours

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
22
Thu
Food & Drink, Networking & Social Events

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.       

 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 6 more times through Sep 26

N.C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator

Somerville Manning Gallery

Aug
22
Thu
Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

N.C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator

Works from 1903-1940

Opening Reception June 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 3 more times through Aug 24

Special Exhibition Tours

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
22
Thu
Museum Exhibitions

Tour Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelagowith a Museum Guide in Spanish.. Free with admission.

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The Next One: A Comedy Showcase & Open Mic

Jackson Inn

Aug
22
Thu
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Comedy

Tired of staring into the mirror, holding a comb like a pretend microphone while doing Seinfeld routines? ME EITHER! Come to the Jackson Inn for some cheap beer and even cheaper laughs. 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 24 more times through Jan 30

John Singletary's Anahata

The Delaware Contemporary

Aug
23
Fri
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Film, Visual Arts

Out from the cloak of darkness emerges a fantastical universe of images that seem to exist in both the past and the present simultaneously. Drawing from an ancient visual language, Singletary seamlessly bridges history with the contemporary by capturing his meticulous and intimate choreography with an open-spectrum camera in his one-of-a-kind UV light studio using sophisticated OLED monitors...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 27 more times through Sep 22
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