Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware this weekend. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.
Russian National Orchestra
Friday, March 4, 2016
Grand Opera House
Founded by pianist/conductor Mikhail Pletnev, the Russian National Orchestra began as a courageous demonstration of artistic freedom during the Soviet regime, and is today recognized as one of the world's top orchestras. The RNO has graced international stages since 1990 and has received numerous honors.
Murder Mystery at Bellevue Hall
Friday, March 4 – Saturday, March 5, 2016
The year is 1931. America is gripped by the Great Depression and Prohibition is still in full swing. Life is hard for many, but not for all. Here, at Bellevue Hall, one could be forgiven for thinking the Depression was already over. Ben Carrie-Deway, one of the nouveau riche, and owner of Bellevue Hall is well known for hosting lavish soirees, and this evening will be no exception, until our host is discovered deceased in his study. Everyone is suspect and it is up to you to solve the crime! Refreshments will be served. For 18 and older, $20 per person. Pre-registration required.
OperaDelaware Presents: A Preview of The Four Tenors
Friday, March 4
Smyrna Opera House
Join us at the Smyrna Opera House for a shortened preview performance of OperaDelaware's upcoming presentation of The FOUR TENORS. The performance begins at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:45 pm. You remember the famous THREE TENORS concerts from the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras, were led by Zubin Mehta in some of the most widely viewed opera performances of our lifetime. We have a much smaller venue than the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, but we’re adding a FOURTH tenor! Join music director, Jeffrey Miller, and four of our favorite tenors - Gary Seydell, Tim Augustin, Nicholas Simpson and Jeffrey Halili as we see who can sing the loudest, longest and highest!
Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6, 2016
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Adults: $14, Kids (6-14): $5, Kids (under 5): Free
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! The ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Let the good times roll at the 2016 Rehoboth Beach Main Street Gumbo Crawl on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.! Purchase your $10 voting ballot through the day of the event at any of the 15 participating downtown restaurants to taste the different gumbo recipes and cast your ballot for your favorite gumbo.
Suzanne Moore: An Artist of the St. John’s Bible
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Biggs Museum of American Art
Free with admission
One of only two American artists chosen to create illuminations for The Saint John’s Bible, Suzanne Moore, worked on this “Bible for the 21st century” over a span of 10 years, beginning in 2001. Challenged by creative director Donald Jackson to develop images unlike any seen before, Moore worked closely with the Committee on Illumination & Text at Saint John’s Abbey and University to develop original illuminations of extraordinary beauty and power. Moore’s presentation will offer insights into the approach, creative process and techniques she used as a contributor to this modern-day Bible.
Free Admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, March 6, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Delaware Art Museum
The Museum will be open to the public on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 2015. Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. will be free and Sundays will remain free all day. The Museum Store and Thronson Café will also be open. Extended hours are made possible by generous Museum supporters and the Longwood Foundation. Visit delart.org for more information.
Bonus trip ideas:
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.