The cast of Avenue Q

Things to Do in Delaware: Feb. 10-12, 2023

Delaware’s theatres are lifting the curtains on their 2023 lineup of performances, ranging from musicals to murder mysteries to one-act plays. And there’s plenty of other fun in store for people looking for things to do in Delaware this weekend: Valentine’s Day shoppers can catch a jewelry show at the beach, and nature lovers can head out on a brisk birdwatching trip. 


The Great Train Show
Anastasia  The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Jim Brickman at Grand Opera House
Teen and Adult Costume Studio
JD Webb
Jewelry Trunk Show


Death at the Museum: A Murder Mystery Event 
Delaware Museum of Nature & Science, Wilmington 
6-8 p.m., Feb. 11 
Tickets: $50 members, $65 non-members. 
This annual Valentine’s Day weekend event puts you in the role of detective, working to solve the “murder” of a famous author through clues scattered throughout the museum. 

The Playhouse on Rodney Square, Wilmington 
Shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Feb. 9-12 
Tickets: $48-$107 
Inspired by the beloved Anastasia films, this romantic and adventure-filled new musical will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. 

Jim Brickman: Brickman Across America 
The Grand Opera House, Wilmington 
8 p.m., Feb. 10 
Tickets: $41-$50 
Hit-making songwriter Jim Brickman is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, with distinctive style and captivating live performances. 

Ruby M. Stanley One-Act Play Festival  
Wilmington Drama League, Wilmington 
Feb. 10-11 
Tickets: $12 
Enjoy performances of published plays and original works by local playwrights, then vote for your favorite! 

“reasons to be pretty” 
Chapel Street Players, Newark 
8 p.m. Feb. 10-11; 2 p.m. Feb. 12 
Tickets: $5-$20 
The pitfalls and challenges of modern romance are explored in this warm and funny play. 

Delaware Blue Coats vs. Wisconsin Herd 
Chase Fieldhouse, Wilmington 
6 p.m., Feb. 11 
Tickets: $13 
Watch the up-and-coming players of Wilmington’s own Blue Coats as they seek game-day glory (and possibly earn a spot on the Philadelphia 76ers’ roster). 

Avenue Q, The Musical 
The Everett Theatre, Middletown 
Feb. 10-12, 17-19 (showtimes vary) 
This one has everything you need: Gut-busting humor, a delightfully catchy score … and puppets. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. 

The Year of Magical Thinking 
City Theater Company, Wilmington 
Feb. 10-18 
Tickets: $30-$45 
This engaging one-woman play is based on author Joan Didion’s bestselling memoir. 

The Great Train Show 
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington 
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 11-12 
Tickets: $11-$12 (children free) 
More than 200 tables of trains will be available for purchase. Be sure to check out the operating model railroads. 

Eagles Pep Rally 
Delaware Children's Museum, Wilmington 
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 11 
Tickets: $12 
The Philadelphia Eagles are going to the Big Game, and the DCM is ready to celebrate! Enjoy Eagles-themed activities all day long. 


Friends of Folk Concert: Jason J.D. Webb 
Old State House, Dover 
7 p.m., Feb. 10 
Tickets: Free 
Jason "J.D." Webb’s music is rooted in folk, rock, and blues, with a style that has been compared to Roy Orbison and Ray LaMontagne. 

Teen and Adult Studio: Costumed Figures 
Biggs Museum, Dover 
Noon-2 p.m., Feb. 11 
Unleash your creativity with specialized studio sessions for all skill levels. Learn about draping, shading, color, and form with live models dressed in costume. 

Music: That Guy Shane 
Jack's on Main, Clayton 
7 p.m., Feb. 11 
Enjoy fine music along with a fine meal at Clayton’s newest restaurant. 

Black History: “Letter of the Law” 
Old State House, Dover 
10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Feb. 11 
Tickets: Free 
Part of the “Struggles for Equality” series, this presentation explores how the nation’s laws have not always been on the side of justice. 


6th Annual Jewelry Trunk Show 
Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach 
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 11 
Tickets: Free 
The weekend before Valentine’s Day is perfect for finding that special something for someone special, all made by regional artisans. 

The Songs of Linda Ronstadt  
Dickens Parlour Theatre, Ocean View 
7 p.m., Feb. 10 
Tickets: $35-$52 
Singer Elizabeth Ward Land brings the genre-hopping discography of Linda Ronstadt to life in this award-winning tribute show. 

Love Letters 
Dickens Parlour Theatre, Ocean View 
7 p.m., Feb. 11 
Tickets: $52 
Ken Land and Elizabeth Ward Land present the Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, chronicling the lives of two would-be lovers that are forever entwined.