F.Y.I. – March 2015


Out & About Staff


DFVA Sets Spring Art Show
Fundraiser for students is March 13-15

The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts will hold its 16th annual Spring Art Show from March 13-15 at Hagley Museum in Wilmington. The show, which raises funds for Delaware students pursuing a career in the arts, will feature more than 60 local professional artists.

Original art will include paintings, sculpture, porcelain, ceramics, jewelry and limited edition reproductions. This year’s Honored Artist is area artist Steve Oliver, who creates wildlife and nature art that captures each animal’s character and personality. Using acrylics, ink or colored pencils, Oliver brings each animal to life in vivid colors and meticulous detail, while surrounding them with a picturesque background or atmosphere.

The show will present an opportunity to win original miniature paintings, 3D creations or jewelry made by participating artists.

Also on exhibit will be artwork by this year’s winners in DFVA’s “Excellence in Drawing Competition” for Delaware High School Students.

Tickets range from $5 to $10.

For more information, click here.

Blue Band Night
Support area nonprofit during Color Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and a fundraiser for area nonprofit Cancer *B* Ware is set for Friday, March 6, from 7-11 p.m. at Klondike Kate’s in Newark.

All funds raised at the event, Blue Band Night, benefit Cancer *B* Ware and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center for Translational Cancer Research.

It’s “Dress in Blue” Day for Colon Cancer Awareness.

A silent auction will include photographs by Brian Ware, the originator of Cancer *B* Ware, who passed away due to KRAS Mutation Colon Cancer.

General admission is $15; students pay $10. A cash bar will be available. Kids are welcome.
Bring your dancing shoes—Tommy Tequila & the Fabulous I Band, Red Planet Groove, and Runaway Train will perform and MC.

For more information, click here.

Second Saturday Moves to Third
Haiku readings set for Jackson Inn March 21

This month, Second Saturday Poets will actually be held on the third Saturday, March 21, due to the expectation that a lot of people will be partying at the Jackson Inn on St. Patrick’s Day, March 14.

This month’s event, which begins at 5 p.m. at the Inn, will feature the annual open mic haiku reading. Each reader will be limited to a maximum of three haiku.

For information, contact Barbara Gray at graybeg@comcast.net.

Fire & Ice Lecture Series
Best-selling author to speak at Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard

New York Times best-selling author Daniel Allen Butler will come to Wilmington for the inaugural lecture at the new Copeland Maritime Center at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard. “The Lusitania: The Ship That Changed Everything,” the first lecture in the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s 2015 Fire & Ice lecture series, will take place on Sunday, March 1.

Butler’s lecture observes the 100th anniversary of the Lusitania’s sinking by a German U-Boat on May 7, 1915, killing 1,198 passengers and crew and launching the United States into World War I.

Things get underway at 4 p.m. with a reception, including appetizers and a cash bar. Butler’s presentation will begin at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $12, and $8 for
members, here. Tickets at the door are $15.

History Buffs: Check Out Chris
Get geographic info on historic Delaware sites

Late last month the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs unveiled the updated version of its Cultural and Historical Resource Information System (CHRIS). The web-based system provides data on historic Delaware properties.

Through CHRIS, viewers can explore houses, districts, and National Historic Landmarks listed in the National Register of Historic Places, view National Register nominations and photographs, see how places have changed through aerial photographs dating back to the 1930s, check if buildings have been previously surveyed and digitally mapped in the system, review boundaries of surveyed areas, and download associated survey reports.

Check it out at here.

WilmFilm Festival Returns In April
View independent films at the Riverfront

The WilmFilm Festival will return to Penn Cinema on the Riverfront for a third year on April 23-26 with screenings of nearly two dozen movies, including several with Delaware connections.

WilmFilm, produced by Barry’s Events, will show independent films, documentaries, comedies and dramas.

“We’re making it easy for Delawareans—and everyone else—to see the films they want to see, all in one place, in a luxurious theater, over a single weekend,” says Barry Schlecker, owner of Barry’s Events. “WilmFilm presents ‘movies that matter’—films that entertain while delivering a compelling message, and ‘movies you missed,’ some great works that didn’t catch everyone’s attention when they were released.”

When complete, the festival schedule will be available at wilmfilm.com, which also will have a link for online ticket purchases.

Admission to individual films is $10.

Bellefonte Happenings
Masquerade ball in March, festival in May

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Bellefonte Cafe, a laidback eatery that frequently features area musicians and fun events. This spring, don your masks, suits and gowns for the cafe’s second annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, March 7, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Proceeds will support ARTreach Program for area seniors. This year’s theme for the masquerade is “Forest Fantasie.”

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per
couple. Attendees must be over age 21.

Additionally, the seventh annual Bellefonte Arts Festival will be Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Brandywine Boulevard from Marion Avenue to Rodman Road in Bellefonte. The event includes street vendors, craftspeople, artists and musicians.

For more information click here.

Globetrotters to Perform at the Bob
Comedic hoopsters face perennial foe March 3

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling millions for 88 years with their comic routines and athleticism. And now they’re coming to the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m.

The Trotters will face their longlasting (and virtually winless) opponents, the Washington Generals. You can join Globetrotter stars after the game for autographs, photographs and high fives.

For more information click here.

Barrels on the Brandywine
Final year for Brandywine Valley Wine Trail event

The 12th annual and final Brandywine Valley Wine Trail’s Barrels on the Brandywine features tastings of the developing vintage in barrels, buckets, bottles and more.

Each weekend this month, enjoy a tasting at each of BVWT’s four wineries: Black Walnut Winery, Borderland Vineyard, Kreutz Creek Vineyard and Paradocx Vineyard.

After March, the BVWT is replacing passport events with a year-long pass called The Trailblazer, which allows participants to visit whenever they want, as many times as they want, per year, and take advantage of special offers that vary by winery.

Purchase the annual Trailblazer pass at $45, and access to the very last Barrels on the Brandywine month will be included—a $15 value.

To purchase the pass click here.

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