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July 17 - 24, 2019 Events

Summer Festival: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Rockford Park

Jul
18
Thu
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Top Pick
Comedy, Theater

I will find you twenty lascivious turtles ere one chaste man” On our Summer Festival stage, Delaware Shakespeare presents The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s ridiculously bold comedy of wooing and trickery...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 9 more times through Jul 28

South Pacific

The Candlelight Theatre

Jul
18
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 39 more times through Aug 25

Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week

Various Locations IN Wilmington

Jul
18
Thu
Top Pick
Food & Drink

Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week allows you to experience a week of upscale dining with prix-fixe menus at 17 premier restaurants in Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 59 more times through Sep 14

One by Katie Lillard

Mezzanine Gallery

Jul
18
Thu
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard. The exhibition, called “One,” will be on view from July 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 7 more times through Jul 26

2019 Summer Intensive

Grand Opera House

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Jul
18
Thu
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Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Dance/Ballet

2019 SUMMER INTENSIVEJune 24 - July 19 (ages 11 and up) July 1 - July 19 (ages 9 and up) 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no classes on July 4) Three years previous ballet training required. Join us in our spacious studios in Wilmington's Grand Opera House! Our Summer Intensive gives students ages 9 and up a chance to develop their technique and artistry and further their dance education. Classes will include ballet, pointe, variations, boys class, contemporary, chara...Read more »

Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul
18
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 146 more times through Jan 5

Unity by Design: Midcentury Modernism at Winterthur

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul
18
Thu
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Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

Now through July 28, 2019

Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture collection. Represented in this group of furnishings is an incredible spectrum of Knoll and Herman Miller objects purchased as early as 1957. Unity by Design explores the perceived juxtaposition of midcentury modernism at an institution rooted in traditional Americana. This lived collection of approximately 150 objects provides an exciting opportunity to both evaluate how American design operates in a cross-generational context and explore how midcentury modernism was and is experienced.

Visitors will be wrapped up in a midcentury modern interior as they explore the evolution of this distinctly American design movement. They will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the construction of midcentury modern furniture to better understand how industrialization and technical innovation influenced the design of these objects. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Winterthur’s first gallery exhibit on midcentury modern furniture! Exhibit is in the Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery. Included with admission. Members free.

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 10 more times through Jul 28

Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul
18
Thu
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Animals & Nature, Garden, Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 172 more times through Jan 5

Career and College Readiness Program for Girls

Wilmington Public Library

Jul
18
Thu
Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Educational (Family), Tech

Free and open to the public.  Ages 13 to 18. Learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 7 more times through Aug 8

Story Time @ Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo

Jul
18
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 11 more times through Sep 26

Red Clay Valley Sommerfest

Wilmington & Western Railroad

Jul
18
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Food & Drink, Neighborhoods, Networking & Social Events, World

St. Hedwig Catholic Church of Wilmington, Wilmington & Western Railroad, and Appleton Catering have partnered to create this brand new event for Delaware Residents of both Wilmington & the Red Clay Valley to enjoy.

The event was created to be an continuation of the famous Polish Festival, held annually at the Wilmington Riverfront.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 3 more times through Jul 22

Happy Hours

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
18
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 11 more times through Sep 26

The Ladybug Music Festival Presented by Chase

The Lofts at 2nd & LOMA

Jul
18
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Americana & Folk, Blues, Country, Food & Drink, Hip-Hop, Neighborhoods, Networking & Social Events, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Rock

Save the dates for The 8th Annual Ladybug Music Festival Presented by Chase on July 18 & 19th, 2019 in Wilmington, DE!

Always FREE to attend! Don't miss the country's largest celebration of women in music! This is a family-friendly event for all-ages!

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3-Course Thursdays

Domaine Hudson

Jul
18
Thu
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Food & Drink

Enjoy a delicious 3 Course Meal at Domaine Hudson every Thursday. 3 Courses, 2 People, 1 bottle of wine for $95...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 336 more times through Dec 18

Music on Market

Various Locations IN Wilmington

Jul
18
Thu
INbudget Top Pick
#INbudget ($0-$10), Jazz, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Rock

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz are pleased to announce a new summer concert series, “Music on Market Street,” set to kick off on Thursday, July 11 and continue through Thursday, August 22, 2019. The series is a collaboration between the City and Gable Music Ventures, creators of the Ladybug Festival, and will feature a variety of musical genres –rock, jazz, blues, Latin, folk – up and down North Market Street...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 5 more times through Aug 22
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