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July 23 - 30, 2016 Events

Wilmington IN the Best Light (Photo Contest)

Online

Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), #winWilm (giveaway related), Acapella & Choral, Americana & Folk, Animals & Nature, Blues, Charities & Fundraising, Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Classical & Opera, Comedy, Country, Dance/Ballet, Educational (Family), Electronic & Dance (Music), Film, Food & Drink, Games & Trivia, Garden, Health & Wellness, Hip-Hop, History, Holiday, Jazz, Museum Exhibitions, Musical Theater, Neighborhoods, Networking & Social Events, Poetry & Spoken Word, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Science, Sports, Tech, Theater, Visual Arts, World

Whether you're a professional or simply love to casually snap pics, we want you to help us gather the best images showing Wilmington IN the Best Light! Who knows, your images just may end up on public display during the Wilmington IN the Best Light exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary on September 9th. You also could snag some great prizes along the way, like concert tickets and restaurant gift cards. If you end up the ultimate Grand Prize winner, you'll even get your very own art exhibition during a future installment of Wilmington's Art on the Town...

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Occurs 44 more times through Sep 4

Edward Koren: The Capricious Line

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

This exhibition celebrates the career of Edward Koren (born 1935)—renowned cartoonist, graphic satirist, and long-standing contributor to The New Yorker. Through approximately 50 original pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil cartoons—on tour for the first time—Koren deftly articulates the neuroses of contemporary society with his distinctive drawing style, relatable characters, and wry criticism. The Capricious Line not only highlights the accomplishme...

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Occurs 58 more times through Sep 18

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul
23
Sat
History, Museum Exhibitions, World

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting...

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Occurs 146 more times through Jan 8

Duality

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
23
Sat
Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

This community-curated Outlooks exhibition explores collaborative life-work partnerships. Heather Moqtaderi, Philadelphia-based curator and teacher, developed the concept for the exhibition and invited four artist couples—Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius, Shoko Teruyama and Matt Kelleher, Heather and Hitoshi Ujiie, and Trefny Dix and Bengt Hokanson—to create new works for Duality. Their paintings, ceramics, glass, and textiles reveal dual, and often complimentar...

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Occurs 23 more times through Aug 14

Driving Desire

Hagley Museum and Library

Jul
23
Sat
History, Museum Exhibitions

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did you buy the car you needed or the car you wanted?” 

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Occurs 189 more times through Jan 27

Keeper Talks

Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo Keeper Talks
Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family)

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Locations and times will vary daily

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Occurs 20 more times through Sep 25

The Music Man

The Candlelight Theatre

Jul
23
Sat
Top Pick
Musical Theater, Theater

There’s trouble in River City when fast-talking con man Harold Hill arrives  in a small, tight-knit  Iowa town and cons them into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. With book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, the score includes the favorites – “Seventy  Six Trombones,” “‘Til There Was You,” “Gary Indiana,” and  “Lida Rose.”  Winner of 5 Tony Awards in 1957, including Best Show.

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Occurs 19 more times through Aug 28

Tennis: USTA League Sign-Ups Now Open

Banning Park

Tennis IN Wilmington
Jul
23
Sat
Health & Wellness, Sports

LOOKING TO BUILD YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK WITH FUN AND COMPETITION …THEN GIVE TENNIS A TRY!

It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part of a fun! Registration for USTA tennis leagues are now taking place across the country – the perfect way to play for those looking to enjoy the thrill of competition while making friends in the process. 

The USTA offers a wide variety of com...

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Occurs 8 more times through Jul 30

Dark Humor: African American Art from the University Museums, University of Delaware

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

The term “black humor”—also known as “dark humor”—was coined by the surrealist writer André Breton in 1935 to designate a subgenre of comedy in which pleasure arises from topics generally considered taboo. Dark Humor presents work by contemporary black artists who engage this type of subversive humor to question the currency of cultural and racial stereotypes. Employing satire, visual puns, farce, absurdity, kitsch, and the bizarre, the works on view question ...

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Occurs 65 more times through Sep 25

Riverwalk Mini Golf

Riverwalk Mini Golf

Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Sports

Riverwalk Mini Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course located right along the Wilmington Riverwalk! This beautifully lanscaped mini golf course was designed by Harris Miniature Golf of Wildwood, New Jersey and features many of the colors and plant life found along the Riverfront, including the iconic Tom Burke birdhouses...

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Occurs 101 more times through Oct 31

Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

The Station Gallery

Jul
23
Sat
Visual Arts
Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, ceramics and art glass. The Annual Framing Sale is on with 15% off all custom framing orders placed in July.

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Occurs 5 more times through Jul 29

St Jones River Birding and Boating

DuPont Environmental Education Center

Jul
23
Sat
Animals & Nature

Saturday, July 23, 8:30 am - 4 pm

Join Abbott's, DEEC, and the St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies as we explore the St. Jones River as it empties in to the Delaware Bay. Investigate the St. Jones Reserve in search of flora and fauna as we wind through waters dominated by Saltmarsh Cordgrass and Saltmeadow Hay. Cruise in a skiff along the winding mouth of the St. Jones River looking for Ospreys, Black Skimmers, and Great Blue Herons. Seine on the sho...

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Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Alapocas Run State Park

Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Animals & Nature, Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Educational (Family), Health & Wellness, Sports

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing.  Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided.  Park staff will instruct, guide, and belay all climbers.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent.  Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Tuesday/Friday before the program date.  Call (302)577-7020.  $25 per person.  Ages 8 and up.  Parki...

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Keeper Talks

Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo Keeper Talks
Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family)

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Locations and times will vary daily.

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Occurs 70 more times through Sep 30

Delaware’s Historic Zoo

Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo in 1906
Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family)

Did you know that the Brandywine Zoo is over 110 years old, making us one of the oldest zoos in the country? Seated in Brandywine Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the Zoo has a rich history. Join us for a morning tour through the zoo where we’ll discuss some of the great changes the Zoo has seen over the last century. Walk the zoo with an educator for a personal tour filled with fun wildlife facts and stories about our animals. Registered gu...

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Glory of Stories Saturdays

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
23
Sat
Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

 Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences...

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Occurs 5 more times through Nov 26
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