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July 17 - 24, 2019 Events

Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul
20
Sat
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and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.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 144 more times through Jan 5

Unity by Design: Midcentury Modernism at Winterthur

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul
20
Sat
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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 8 more times through Jul 28

Red Clay Valley Sommerfest

Wilmington & Western Railroad

Jul
20
Sat
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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25th Annual People's Fest: Maxi Priest + Akae Beka

The Queen

Jul
20
Sat
Rock

This is an All Ages event. Doors open to inside at 7:00pm.

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Morning Dew: A Music Festival Tribute to the Grateful Dead

Dew Point Brewing Co.

Jul
20
Sat
Food & Drink, Networking & Social Events, Rock

Morning Dew: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead is the second of four events in Dew Point Brewing Co.' Summer Music Festival Series. The natural amphitheater-like venue at Dew Point is the perfect setting for Montana Wildaxe and the other great bands to lay down the grooves of the Dead. Craft beer, local art vendors, and food trucks in an idyllic festival setting. 
 

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Creature Features @ Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo

Jul
20
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature

CREATURE FEATURES

Meet animals up close!

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 30 more times through Oct 27

Special Exhibition Tours

Delaware Art Museum

Jul
20
Sat
Museum Exhibitions

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

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 2 more time through Jul 27

Echo in the Canyon

Theatre N

Jul
20
Sat
Film

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.
 

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N.C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator

Somerville Manning Gallery

Jul
20
Sat
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 26 more times through Aug 24

Christina Nights Cruises

River Taxi

Jul
20
Sat
Food & Drink, Networking & Social Events

Experience the city like never before on this special evening version of our tour! The city's lights make this a romantic evening along the water. Enjoy a full-bar and delicious snacks while you take in the breathtaking views...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 13 more times through Aug 31

Richie O

Harry's Savoy Grill

Jul
20
Sat
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Rock

Join us at the bar for Richie O

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You've Got Red On You - An original horror musical parody

Bootless Stageworks

Jul
20
Sat
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Film

Join Shaun, flatmate Ed, girlfriend Liz, devoted Mum, (Not-My Dad) Phillip, and the rest of the gang, as they sing, dance and fight zombies in their quest towards the sanctuary of the Winchester. Shaun has coasted through life and still hasn’t gotten very far. Friday nights, he usually winds up at the local pub, the Winchester, for a pint (or two). But on this ill-fated Friday, things are different, much different. Can it be? Yes, it can! The dead have risen! It’s time to separate men from meat, humans from zombies, and living from undead. From the creators of Musical of the Living Dead, along with Bootless’ troupe of Bloody Summer Show regulars, this original musical parody gets the Bootless bloody treatment that audiences have come to love. If they could, RottenZombies would rate You’ve Got Red On You “Two Thumbs Off.” Do you dare sit in The Pit Splatter Zone? Our blood delivery system guarantees the MOST SPLATTER EVER.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Theatre N

Jul
20
Sat
Film, Musical Theater

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is presented every first and Third Saturday of the month.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 3 more times through Sep 21

Summer Festival: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Rockford Park

Jul
21
Sun
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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 6 more times through Jul 28

1st Annual Sous Vide Summit

Doubletree Hotel - Downtown

Jul
21
Sun
Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Food & Drink, Networking & Social Events

Join us as we hold our 1st annual sous vide summit at the Hilton in Wilmington, DE on July 19-21 2019. Meet some of the top names in sous vide cooking, eat delicious food, and be educated on different cooking techniques. Visit www.theisva.org for more information. Space will be limited, so please join our mailing list to be notified as soon as tickets are on sale!

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