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August 31 - September 7, 2016 Events

Edward Koren: The Capricious Line

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
31
Wed
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 19 more times through Sep 18

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
31
Wed
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 113 more times through Jan 8

Wilmington IN the Best Light (Photo Contest)

Online

Aug
31
Wed
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 5 more times through Sep 4

Keeper Talks

Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo Keeper Talks
Aug
31
Wed
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 8 more times through Sep 25

Driving Desire

Hagley Museum and Library

Aug
31
Wed
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 150 more times through Jan 27

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

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
31
Wed
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 26 more times through Sep 25

Riverwalk Mini Golf

Riverwalk Mini Golf

Aug
31
Wed
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 62 more times through Oct 31

Keeper Talks

Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo Keeper Talks
Aug
31
Wed
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 31 more times through Sep 30

Creature Features

Brandywine Zoo

Daily Creature Features at the Brandywine Zoo
Aug
31
Wed
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family)

Stop by our Daily Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, feathered, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Takes place in the Otter Circle.

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Touch Tank: Lunch and Learn

Delaware Children's Museum

Aug
31
Wed
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Animals & Nature, Science

Join us for feeding time at the Touch Tank Aquarium! Learn about the food our marine creatures eat, the habitat they live in, and special facts about the vertebrates and invertebrates who share the tank.

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Occurs 106 more times through Dec 31

Estate Tour

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
31
Wed
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Garden, History, Museum Exhibitions

Wednesdays, June through September, 4:30 pm

Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how we have repurposed historic work areas. Glimpse behind the scenes on this tour led by a specially trained guide. The 45-minute tour will leave from the east circle near the Dorrance Gallery. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm. $5 per...

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Occurs 5 more times through Sep 28

Bike and Hike

Hagley Museum and Library

Bike and Hike at Hagley
Aug
31
Wed
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Health & Wellness, History, Museum Exhibitions

Hagley’s property will be open Wednesday evenings for curious guests and families to bicycle or walk. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per person, and free for members and children five and under. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event.

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Wilmo Wednesdays

World Cafe Live at the Queen

Gable Music
Aug
31
Wed
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Americana & Folk, Charities & Fundraising, Comedy, Hip-Hop, Poetry & Spoken Word, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Rock

Each week, Gable Music Ventures will present a curated variety show featuring live music of all genres, stand-up comedy, spoken word and slam poetry, story-telling and other forms of performance art.

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Occurs 18 more times through Dec 28

Oddball Bingo

Oddity Bar

Aug
31
Wed
Top Pick
Comedy, Games & Trivia

Every Wednesday night come on out to Oddity Bar for Oddball Bingo!

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Occurs 549 more times through Mar 3

Riverwalk Mini Golf

Riverwalk Mini Golf

Sep
01
Thu
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 61 more times through Oct 31

Edward Koren: The Capricious Line

Delaware Art Museum

Sep
01
Thu
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 18 more times through Sep 18
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