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July 17 - 24, 2017 Events

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
19
Wed
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#INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 45 more times through Sep 17

Half-Price Wine Wednesdays

Harry's Savoy Grill

Jul
19
Wed
Food & Drink

Half-price Wine Wednesdays

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 24 more times through Dec 27

The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860–1920

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
19
Wed
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#INbudget ($0-$10), Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Museum Exhibitions

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of collaborative commercial book projects, which emulate the attractive layouts and decorative bindings of private presses, and the growth of a literate public on both sides of the Atlantic.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 30 more times through Aug 27

Downtown Farmers Market at Rodney Square

Rodney Square

Jul
19
Wed
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#INbudget ($0-$10), Food & Drink, Neighborhoods

The 2017 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 3rd and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 25th from 10:00 AM. until 2:00 PM, except for June 21st for the Jazz Fest.

The Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market opens for business every Wednesday in beautiful Rodney Square, between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets. Centrally located, Rodney Square has been the ...Read more »

RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 15 more times through Oct 25

Beach Days

The Music School of Delaware

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Jul
19
Wed
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Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Classical & Opera, Educational (Family)

Breathe in that salty air, we are going to the "beach"! Crabs are scuttling, fish are swimming, toes are wiggling, bells are jingling and the sun is shining! Celebrating the unique joys of toddlers, this music-filled class features singing, dancing, active listening and a variety of instruments. Ages 18 months to 3½ years, with parent/guardian. $64 per 4-week session + $23 per student, sibling materials not required. Wednesdays: June 28, July 12, 19, 26, 10–10...Read more »

Splash

The Music School of Delaware

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Jul
19
Wed
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Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused)

Just add water! Children develop pre-ensemble skills and explore music concepts through imaginative play. Singing, instruments, dance, games and crafts will delight and surprise your preschool child! Parent/family time during the last 15 minutes. Ages 3 to 5 years. Wednesdays: June 28, July 12, 19, 26, 10:00am-12:00pm. 
$122 per 4-week session + $15 materials, sibling materials not required. 

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Beach Babies

The Music School of Delaware

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Jul
19
Wed
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Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused)

Buoyant musical fun for baby and you! Class promotes baby’s developmental growth through singing, instruments, movement and focused listening. Ages 4 months to 18 months, with parent/guardian.

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Garden Insider Talk/Walk: In Living Color: Winterthur's Lost Garden through Autochrome Photography

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul
19
Wed
Garden, Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

The Winterthur Library’s collection of autochromes, the first industrially produced color photographs, provides horticulturists with a valuable glimpse into Mr. du Pont’s early design aesthetic. In particular, their portrayal between 1910 and 1921 of a lavish, formal flower garden at Winterthur is particularly priceless in that this garden no longer exists today. Join Assistant Curator of Education Erica Anderson for a sampling of historical images picturing this lost garden and then go on-site to investigate the garden’s original location and see remnants from its colorful past. Garden talk and walk.

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Bike & Hike Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Hagley Museum and Library

Jul
19
Wed
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Health & Wellness, Museum Exhibitions

Back by popular demand! Stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property 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.

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Wednesdays on the Water Wine Cruise

Dravo Plaza

Jul
19
Wed
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Animals & Nature, Food & Drink

Enjoy a 1 hour wine tasting on the river, Wednesdays in June-August! Cruise by the scenic Christina River up to the I-495 bridge while enjoying hand selected wines. This unique outing is perfect for happy hour or an after-dinner drink...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 7 more times through Aug 30

Sharon Sable and Shawn Qaissaunee

Ubon Thai Cuisine

Jul
19
Wed
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#INbudget ($0-$10), Jazz, Rhythm & Blues

UBON Presents Sharon Sable and Shawn Qaissaunee on Wednesday, July 19th at 6 PM. Admission is free. 

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Jahiti (Sugar Bowl Concert Series)

Brandywine Park

Jul
19
Wed
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#INbudget ($0-$10), Reggae

Jahiti is a singer/songwriter based in Wilmington, Delaware. 

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The Sugar Bowl Concert Series

Brandywine Park

Jul
19
Wed
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#INbudget ($0-$10), Hip-Hop, Jazz, Reggae

This season, we have two fabulous Wilmington State Parks concert locations! Bring your picnic basket and lawn chairs and listen to great music at Wilmington's iconic Rockford Tower on Monday nights, then catch more great acts at the newly-restored Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park on Wednesdays...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 6 more times through Aug 23

Wilmo Wednesdays

Ernest & Scott Taproom

Jul
19
Wed
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#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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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 24 more times through Dec 27

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: Henry V

Rockwood Museum & Park

Jul
19
Wed
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Top Pick
Comedy, Theater

Bring your blankets or chairs, pack a picnic (or buy snacks on site from Janssen's Market!) and settle IN for a beautiful night of Shakespeare under the stars #inWilm...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 8 more times through Jul 29
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