Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest by February 17, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.
Planning a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day? Enter to win a $150 gift card from the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana for the Delaware Tourism Office Romance Sweepstakes at http://www.facebook.com/DelawareTourismOffice and check out a collection of romance packages from hotels and resorts statewide at http://www.visitdelaware.com/blog/index.cfm/2012/1/30/Delaware-is-the-perfect-romantic-getaway/.
"Blast!" performed at the DuPont Theatre
Recurring daily until February 5, 2012
Various show times
This show won a Tony Award for Best Special Event on Broadway and features thrilling performances where athleticism, musical talent, kaleidoscope movement and showmanship merge into an art form that is both competitive and entertaining. To purchase tickets, visit duponttheatre.com or call 302-656-4401.
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward performed by Clear Space Theater Company
February 03 - 19, 2012
Friday - Satuday at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m.
A season full of ghosts and high spirits continues with Noel Coward's classic British farce. Gathering information for his next book, novelist and socialite Charles Condomine hires the eccentric psychic Madame Arcati to conduct a séance. After inadvertently summoning the ghost of his dead wife, Charles must defend his new (and living) wife from this vengeful and hot-tempered spirit. Watch the jealousies fly in one of theatre's most notorious cat-fights, complete with the sophisticated humor of one of Britain's wittiest playwrights! To purchase tickets, visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org/ or call 302-227-2270.
Hagley's Dollar Days
February 04 - March 31, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Visit the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family. Admission is just $1 every Saturday in February and March. Of course, members are still free. For more information, visit http://www.hagley.org/events.html or call (302) 658-2400.
First Saturdays in the First State
Saturday, February 4, 2012
First State Heritage Park
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Explore a variety of special programs and events developed at each historic site for the first Saturday of each month in Dover. Themed exhibits will be open throughout the various sites including the John Bell House, Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Welcome Center. For more information on times and exhibits, please visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp.
"Out the Kitchen Window" Paintings and Photographs by Tony Pratt and Libby Zando
Saturday, February 4, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Located the THE KITCHEN at Paynter's Mill in Milton. For more information, call 302-827-4050.
Jazz Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
Recurring weekly on Sunday until February 26, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Hilton Christiana is pleased to offer a Jazz Brunch every Sunday in February from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. featuring entertainment by Tony Grandberry. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, visit http://www.hiltonchristiana.com/ or call 302-781-7000.
Serafin String Quartet Collage Concert
February 5, 2012
LiveConnections presents Serafin String Quartet in a ClassicAlive! concert series at World Café Live at the Queen. The one-hour themed concerts are programmed as a "collage" of short selections by various composers along with insightful remarks by the musicians. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://queen.worldcafelive.com/ or call 302-994-1400.
Lewes Polar Bear Plunge
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Join hundreds of Polar Bear Plungers as they rush into the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for the Special Olympics Delaware. The "Plunge" festival includes a Chili Contest, the Polar Bear Cake-Off and gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy Rehoboth Beach's restaurants, hotels and tax-free shopping during the winter season! For more information, visit http://www.plungede.org or call 302-831-4653.
Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/
Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/
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