Out & About Magazine April 2014

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Also In This Issue Pickles, Peruvian & Other Hot Food Trends Stellar Lineup for City Restaurant Week Art On the Town Official Program Pages 44-45





The adventure of creative dining APRIL 2014 CO M P L I M E N TA R Y VOL. 27 | NO. 2

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7 War On Words

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Production Management 8 Fitness Challenge 65 Drinks For Spring & Summer Delaware Museum of Natural History • exciting and INforming people about Matthew Loeb, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. 9 FYI the natural world through exploration and discovery since 1972 • Featured Exhibit: LISTEN matt@catvis.biz 10 Boys & Girls Club Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure • an engaging story, exhibits 67 Corey Osby Fills The Queen 11 By the Numbers Graphic Designer and activities INtroduce you to the basics of evolution 71 Shine A Light Shines 13 Worth Trying Tyler Mitchell, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. 72 Tuned In tyler@catvis.biz DuPont Environmental Education Center • featuring a 10-acre park w/ flower FOCUS/EAT garden path, quarter-mile pond loop through a freshwater, tidal marsh and four- WATCH 22 City Restaurant Week Contributing Writers story education center with panoramic located in the 212 acreIn Dining 77 Reviews 25 Adventures Matt Amis,views Krista -Connor, Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Mark Fields, PamRefuge George, Rob Kalesse, 29 How Adventurous Are You? 81 Movie...And A Dinner John Leyh, Robert Lhulier, Allan McKinley, 31 Food Is On The Move Hagley Museum & Library • collecting, the unfolding PLAY J. Burke Morrison,preserving John Murray,& interpreting 35 Eating For A Cause history of American enterprise Featured Exhibit: Fashion Meets Science: INtro- 83 St. Paddy’s Sizzles Larry Nagengast, •Ciro Poppiti, Scott Pruden ducing Nylon • celebrating the 75th anniversary of nylon’s INtroduction to market 85 Rooney’s Wins Cajun Crown WILMINGTON Contributing Photographers Mezzanine Gallery • featuring monthly exhibits ranging from sculpture, On the cover: 40 Onpainting, The Riverfront Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk, Les Kipp, photo is by Kennedy Dickerson, 46 In Wilmington Lori M. Nichols, Danielle Quigley, Matt Urban photography and crafts by established and emerging Delaware artists •Week Featured Cover 22, a University of the Arts photography 53 from Art OnaThe Town student. Her work was selected from 30 Exhibit: J. Gordon’s Known Unknowns • current work drawn sense Special Projects photos submitted by 13 students of the 58 Theatre N of rhythm and flux within the landscape as it’s perceived and dreamt school’s Professional Practices class. John Holton, Kelly Loeb Instructor: Barbara Proud.

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The Station Gallery • Featured Exhibit: George Martz’s Landscapes of the Mind: A Glimpse of Reality • based on real local places, George portrays stunning horizons developed in subdued colors with airy clouds and striking reflections of light

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FEATURES 15 End City’s Cycle of Violence Yasser Payne aims to do this, armed with a report compiled by a team that includes dropouts and ex-cons. By Larry Nagengast

18 Fun With Fonts

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Typefaces become exciting in the hands of Yorklyn’s House Industries. By Larry Nagengast

25 Adventures in Dining Diners are buying in to crazy combos and unconventional ingredients. By Pam George

67 Throwin’ Down Corey Osby and Universal Funk Order are packing The Queen with their Rick James tribute shows. By Krista Connor



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A writer/editor’s slightly snarky and relentless crusade to eliminate grammatical gaffes from our everyday communications

Compiled from the popular column in Out & About Magazine

THE WAR ON WORDS A monthly column in which we attempt, however futilely, to defend the English language against misuse and abuse

A Reminder Last month, when we turned our clocks ahead, it was daylight saving time, not savings time. We’re not dealing with banks here. This is much like the “Happy New Years” greeting favored by many people, as if they’re wishing us well for years to come. Department of Redundancies Dept. Verizon customer service recorded message: “At the present time, all representatives are currently assisting other customers.” How long, Oh Lord, How Long? (In which we report the continuing abuse of the apostrophe.) A reader spotted this sign in a sandwich shop in Elmwood Park, N.J.: “Line form’s to the right.” Really? It never ends, does it? Media Watch • On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the co-author of the Hillary Clinton bio HRC said that Bill Clinton’s role in Hillary’s presidential campaign will be “emulated after” his role in Obama’s campaign. It may be patterned after his role in that campaign, and he may emulate that role, but “emulate after” is a grievous grammatical construction from a supposedly literate author. • From an AP story: “If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.” The term is shoo-in, which means to urge something in a desired direction, usually by waving one’s arms. The idea behind the word is that the person or thing being shooed is such a sure thing that we can shoo him, her or it in without hesitation. And the Corporate Semi-Literate Award goes to . . . Ford, for a trifecta of grammatical gaffes in its TV commercials: 1. “Go Further” – The slogan, introduced two years ago, uses “further,” the metaphorical or figurative form of the word. It would seem more logical for a car manufacturer to use “farther,” which denotes actual physical distance. 2. Another theme is “Ford Can’t Be Beat.” That last word, of course, should be beaten. 3. And there’s a commercial for Ford pickup trucks in which one actor says something like: “I’m a Chevy guy.” [then, referring to another actor nearby] “Him and his brother own Dodges.” That would be “He and his brother.”

Word of the Month


Pronounced sen-tient or sen-shunt, it’s an adjective meaning conscious: capable of feeling and perception.

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By Bob Yearick

Calling a Penalty Amazing how many TV types (especially on the sports side) pronounce “penalize” as if it were spelled peen-alize, the first syllable sounding the same as in ball-peen hammer. That initial syllable should sound like the word pin. To Review We’ve covered these in the past, but it’s time to revisit them: Averse/adverse – These words are often confused, but their meanings are totally different. Adverse means unfavorable, contrary or hostile, and is never applied to humans. Example: “Adverse weather conditions.” Averse means unwilling, disinclined or loath and is almost always followed by “to.” It applies to a person – e.g., “He was averse to discussing the conference.” Gamut/Gambit – Gamut is a full range or extent, literally of musical notes, but more often figuratively of anything (“The menu offered the gamut of dining options”). Gambit is a ploy, maneuver, or strategy, such as “the opening gambit of the chess match.” Misusing “gambit” for “gamut” is an increasingly common malapropism. Ironic does not mean any kind of amusing coincidence. It means the opposite (outcome) of what was expected; contrary to expectation. E.g., the name of Britain’s largest dog is “Tiny.” Now that’s an ironic name! Bemused does not mean mildly amused. It means bewildered, confused, engrossed in thought.

Seen a good (bad) one lately? Send your candidates to ryearick@comcast.net

Quotation of the Month “I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagraming sentences.” —Gertrude Stein, “Poetry and Grammar” (1935), in Perspectives on Style, 1968. (Our comment: Gertie needed to get out more.)

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Ryan Warner showed mettle in earning his halfmarathon medal.

OUR MAN COMPLETES THE RODNEY O&A Challenge participant achieves sub-three-hour goal





Despite a sore knee that kept him from doing road work for three weeks prior to the race, Ryan Warner completed the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon on March 23. What’s more, the first participant in the 2014 O&A Fitness Challenge achieved his goal of completing the 13-mile race in less than three hours, although just barely: his time was 2:59:43. “That last hill was tough,” Warner says, “but I saw my wife, Nichole, with our two babies waiting there and that got me through it. I owe it to them.” Warner received a cortisone shot in his ailing knee two days before the race. For the three weeks prior to that, he says, he couldn’t run more than a mile at a time due to the pain. To maintain his aerobic conditioning, trainer Jason Hall at FIT, a Wilmington fitness center, had Warner doing cardio work that didn’t put pressure on his legs, such as rope exercises and throwing a medicine ball. The 6-2 Warner has dropped several pounds during his three months of training and says the Challenge has been, well, challenging. He plans to continue exercising—something he hadn’t done since high school. He says he probably will concentrate on the rowing machine, which won’t affect his ailing knee. Anyone wishing to join the O&A Challenge should contact Jerry duPhily at jduphily@tsnpub.com. — Bob Yearick


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START2 A DAY FOR YOUR DOG PAWS For People hosts Easter Bone Hunt

F.Y.I. Things worth knowing Compiled by Kim Narunsky

ART MUSEUM SETS APRIL CALENDAR South Asia Festival, Art is After Dark featured


n Sunday, April 7, from 12-3:30 p.m., the Delaware Art Museum will partner with Delaware Lahore Delhi Peace Project to present a South Asia Festival, featuring the traditions of India and Pakistan. The free event will allow guests to engage in art projects, henna art, calligraphy demonstrations, and view a display of Pakistani carpets and South Asian-themed artwork created by Delaware high school students. North Indian sitar player Allyn Mine and tabla player Sudey Sheth will perform, followed by a South Asian fashion show hosted by Dr. Juhi Jagiasi. To close out the festival, the Jhankaar Bollywood Dance Troupe will perform South Asian classical and Bollywood dances. On Friday, April 11, from 6-10 p.m., the museum presents Art is After Dark. Free to members, $8 in advance and $10 at the door for non-members, the adult program will feature sketch models from Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School of Philadelphia, who will be dressed in ‘80s outfits. America’s Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff and Philadelphia burlesque royalty Kiki Berlin will be special guests. Afterward, join the gallery tour to see other photographs in the Museum’s collection. To learn more or to register, visit delart.org.


n Saturday, April 12, Blue Hen Bed & Breakfast, 1202 Nottingham Rd., Newark, will host the PAWS for People annual Easter Bone Hunt at 1:30 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a fun hunt, along with activities that include treats, toys, games and prizes for dogs, and prizes and treats for owners. Face painting, games, contests and a photo with the Easter Bunny will be available for children. Attendees must bring their own baskets to collect eggs. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children. Dogs get in for free. Parking will be available on Virginia Avenue. For more information, visit PAWSforpeople.org.

WILM. RENAISSANCE ANNUAL MEETING Update on downtown development projects and other 'big ideas'


he Wilmington Renaissance Corporation will hold its eighth annual meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at World Cafe Live at The Queen, to update attendees on the continuing development in downtown Wilmington. The meeting also will focus on WRC’s core strategic areas of education, infrastructure, quality of life and culture, and provide an update on the Creative District and the Big Ideas strategy. Last year the event sold out, with more than 250 attendees. Keynote speaker will be Jamie L. Bennett, executive director of ArtPlace America. Tickets are $50 per person and $475 for a table of 10. This includes a gourmet breakfast and complimentary parking at the Court House Parking Garage (Enter at Walnut Street or King Street. Ask for a voucher at the check-in table). Call 425-5500 for tickets or purchase online at www.eventbrite.com. The Queen is at 500 N. Market St.




he University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will hold several events during April. Hot New Plants on Monday, April 14, from 7-9 p.m., will be at NCC Cooperative Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Rd., Newark. Learn about new plants and how to grow them in your garden, and even take home a plant of your own. Cost is $20. You and Your Health: Making a Smart Choice is on Tuesday, April 29, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Extension Office. The program teaches the best health insurance decisions. The $17 fee includes information on accessing the new marketplace and a consumer guidebook. ServSafe, Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., will be at the Extension Office. Become nationally certified in food safety and earn childcare credits. Cost of the event—$150— covers book, lunch and a certification exam. Dining with Diabetes is on Thursdays, April 24, May 1, May 8, 10 a.m.-noon at St. Joseph Parish Hall, Middletown. The three-class series includes diabetes education, cooking demonstration and food tasting, all for $45.

MOVIE MAGIC Wilmington Film Festival set for Penn Cinema


he 2014 WilmFilm Festival, presented by Barry’s Events, will feature 22 independent and documentary films, including six with local connections. Set for Thursday through Sunday, April 24-27, the festival will take place at Penn Cinema Riverfront, 401 S. Madison St. in Wilmington. Now in its second year, WilmFilm will have a selection of movies released in the last year, along with Q&A panels and special midnight screenings. Tickets are $10 per movie or $75 for a pass for all screenings, which will begin at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Says Barry Schlecker, founder and producer of the festival: “We’re offering movies that matter; films that entertain while delivering a compelling message. Dramas, comedies, documentaries…there’s something for every taste at the WilmFilm Festival.” Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, call 690-555, or visit wilmfilm.com. APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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by the numbers A few facts worth noting about restaurants


The average number of meals an adult eats at a restaurant per week in the U.S.

1,900 Number of restaurants in Delaware.

5,000 The number of dollars that the most expensive burger in the U.S. costs. It’s sold at Fleur de Lys at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

40,000 Number of people the restaurant industry employs in Delaware.

188 Number of years the oldest restaurant in the U.S., the Union Oyster House in Boston, has been around.

6,014 Number of seats in the largest restaurant in the world, Bawabet Dimashq, in Syria.


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Worth Trying Random suggestions from our staff and contributors

Bell’s Oberon

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As the weather (hopefully) gets warmer, it’s only natural that beer lovers begin to migrate from the heavier winter brews to lighter, more floral beers of spring. If you are one of those craft enthusiasts looking to make that transition, then add Bell’s Oberon to the top of your “try” list, particularly if you are a fan of spicy hops. With a character that balances a citrusy aroma with earthy, cereal flavors, this sessionable wheat ale can take you all the way through the summer. The Oberon is fermented with the signature house ale yeast of Bell’s Brewery. If that name isn’t familiar to you, it should be. Located in Kalamazoo, Mich., Bell’s is the oldest American craft brewer east of Boulder, Colo. How does a craft brewery survive that long? Simple: by making great beers.

I love books, but often find myself awash in a sea of paperbacks after months of voracious reading. To my rescue comes Around Again Books, located just off the corner of Marsh and Silverside Roads in North Wilmington. Here you can “re-home” your used hard and paperbacks, and in return get store credit to raid their shelves… also saving a few bucks and some trees in the process. — Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, O&A Contributing Writer & Arts Maven

— Brian Muchler, Brewers’ Outlet

Flowers by Yukie, Union Street, Wilmington I love giving and receiving flowers—especially if they’re from Yukie. I decided to buy some for my mom for her birthday last week. I called at 9 a.m. and they were ready at 9:30. The person I spoke with asked me for a price point and color/flower preference. I always set a modest price, and tell them to surprise me with the flower choice. I am never disappointed. The bouquets and arrangements are always gorgeous and unusual, just the way I like them. — Marie Graham Poot, O&A Director of Sales

Benjamin’s on 10th What’s the best kept culinary sweet secret in Downtown Wilmington? The buttercream cupcake at Benjamin’s on 10th! Handmade in the restaurant daily, these cupcakes are, in a word, amazing. Owner Matt Casey, who is pretty humble about his confectionary creations, offers, with only a day’s notice, to make a special order in almost any flavor. Other homemade items include brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and individual key lime pies in the summer. Regulars also say that the fresh chicken cheesesteaks and Beach Fry Wednesdays are not to be missed. Plus, Benjamin’s caters! Stop in Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Located at 204 W. 10th St. — Carrie W. Gray, Managing Director, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation

Have something you think is worth trying? Send an email to Jim with your suggestion by scanning this QR code ► (jmiller@tsnpub.com)

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HELP FIGHT LYME DISEASE Two Wilmington taverns to host fundraiser


end an elbow, listen to great live music, buy some art, and help victims of Lyme disease. You can do all this on Friday, April 4, as Chelsea Tavern and Ernest & Scott Taproom host Fearless Lyme Fighters’ launch of their nonprofit to raise funds for those battling chronic to late-stage Lyme disease. All proceeds from the event will help the founder of the nonprofit, Sarah Davenport, as well as fellow Lyme disease victims Kerri Whittaker Santos and James Baker, Jr. Davenport says she has been battling the disease ever since she can remember. She has managed to heal, but still struggles to pay for treatment not covered by insurance. “The treatments are very costly (an average of $75,000$100,000 per year), so we are asking for a little help to offset the financial burden,” Davenport says. “I am grateful for any and all support, especially from my friends and family, who have already done so much to help me through this.”

Part of the Art Loop, the event will kick off at 5 p.m. at Chelsea Tavern, 821 N. Market St. in Wilmington, with a craft beer tasting that will include live music by Mario Padovani, Phil Young, Kenny Vanella, Kalai King and Joe Castro. Davenport’s art will be on display, and all purchases of art work will go to help her and her husband, Kevin, with medical expenses. At 8 p.m., cross the street to Ernest & Scott Taproom, at 902 N. Market St., for a silent auction, raffles, live music by The Knobs and DJ SuperDAN, and enjoy drinks made by guest bartenders from the Diamond State Roller Girls, a team in the local roller derby league that Davenport is a member of. Says Davenport: “After I make it through, I plan to place much of my energy into building awareness and raising funds to help fight this disease so that no one else need suffer.” —Kim Narunsky


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Yasser Payne (far right) with some of the PAR researchers (L to R): Patrice Gibbs, Daryl "Wolfie" Chambers, Dubard "Dubbie" McGriff, Jonathan Wilson (seated), Tiana Russell, Dennis "Feetz" Watson and Earvin "Swerve" Griffin. Photo Joe del Tufo

ENDING A CITY'S CYCLE OF VIOLENCE Yasser Payne aims to do this, armed with a report compiled by a 15-member team that includes high school dropouts and ex-convicts By Larry Nagengast


rowing up on the streets of Harlem, Yasser A. Payne learned about urban violence early in life. But rather than get caught up in “the trap,” Payne set out to dig deeply into its causes. Even as he advanced through college and the world of academia, earning a Ph.D. and becoming an associate professor at the University of Delaware, Payne never abandoned his early connection to life in the streets. Now, accustomed to facing obstacles and finding ways to overcome them, Payne is steadily taking steps

that he hopes will end—or at least reduce—the cycle of violence in Wilmington. He started in 2009 by training a 15-member team that included high school dropouts and ex-convicts to conduct rigorous academic research for two years in high-crime areas of the city. He drew further attention to their work by partnering with Teleduction, a Wilmington firm that creates high-quality video programs, to create a one-hour documentary, The Peoples Report, that drew rave reviews from audiences at the 2013 WilmFilm festival. ► APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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That was the easy part. Now Payne is facing a tougher challenge—trying to convince government, foundation and business leaders ENDING A CITY'S CYCLE OF VIOLENCE to provide the support needed to attack the problems continued from previous page identified by his team’s report. “We’ve had a lot of meetings—the governor, city council, senators, United Way, foundations. The response has been great. The energy is there,” he says, “but getting the state or the city to pony up a whole bunch of dollars, that generally is slow.” Payne’s work is known as Participatory Action Research (PAR), which involves taking members of the target population and putting them on the research team. The approach is effective, he says, because “the people in the community that is being studied are also experts. They are inherently inquisitive, thoughtful and want things changed.” The PAR team interviewed more than 500 Southbridge and East Side residents. Among their findings: • Forty-four percent of the sample had less than a high school diploma, 64 percent were unemployed, 64 percent were living in low-income housing, and 64 percent relied on Medicaid as their health-care provider. • A majority reported losing at least one family member (55 percent) and/or at least one friend (59 percent) to gun violence. About 25 percent reported that they had been attacked or stabbed with a knife at least once; 20 percent reported that they had been shot at least once. • Fifty-seven percent reported being picked up, arrested or taken away by police, and another 80 percent had seen someone else being picked up, arrested or taken away.

Despite these negative numbers, Southbridge and East Side residents are resilient and feel good about themselves, the survey found, with 85 percent reporting being happy or very happy, 94 percent considering themselves “a useful person to have around” and 76 percent saying they “feel responsible for making their community better.” The accomplishments of some members of the PAR team demonstrate the potential of residents of low-income, high-crime communities to achieve academically and in the workplace. Two team members, Louis Price and Kontal Copeland, have obtained jobs in patient services with Christiana Care. “They have the opportunity to grow within the hospital, to get better jobs, to go to college,” Payne says. Another participant, Ashley Randolph, developed connections at United Way and the Christina Cultural Arts Center that led to an apprenticeship at Barclays Bank, where she is developing her skills in information technology infrastructure. Jonathan Wilson, who enrolled at Cheyney State University after a shooting in his Southbridge barbershop left him a paraplegic, is now awaiting acceptance into a doctoral program at Wilmington University. Wilson has created the Fathership Foundation, a nonprofit academic re-entry program designed to help city residents resume their formal education by helping with applications and providing tutoring assistance when needed. And Dubard McGriff, an aspiring fashion designer, is now working part-time with the Delaware Nature Society on another of his passions, “trying to connect the urban community to nature.” “We have lots of success stories,” Payne says. But his goals are much broader than seeing that his researchers find opportunities for long-term employment. He wants to see their success multiplied throughout Southbridge and the East Side. He wants to see ex-offenders rehabilitated and redirected to become productive members of society. He wants to see police and residents collaborating to create safer communities. “Nearly 70 percent of the men in these neighborhoods are unemployed, and we’re pulling our hair out over a 6.7 percent unemployment rate [in January in the metropolitan Wilmington area]? That’s laughable,” Payne says. “And then we have the audacity to ask the question, ‘Why are they going out into the streets?’” Several steps toward progress are occurring.


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In late March, Payne and several members of his team were “We can invest in small business, we can teach people to be scheduled to provide four hours of “cultural competence training” entrepreneurs,” Randolph says. “These guys on the street, they’re to the entire Wilmington police department. mathematicians, but they didn’t go to school.” The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is currently “One of the things we have to deal with,” adds PAR team hosting “Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition,” which member Patrice Gibbs, “is the bigotry of low expectations.” Payne helped assemble, featuring more than 200 pieces of art “We need a place. We need an endowment, maybe a million created by low-income Wilmington residents. “I didn’t think there or two million dollars. And we will need a development office to was that much art energy out there,” Payne says. generate long-term funding,” Payne says. The show takes its name from “the trap”—urban slang for a place That sounds like a lot, but he doesn’t consider it an impossible where crime takes place, and from the “trap star,” one who succeeds dream. He’s talking to foundations, to nonprofits, to government in the streets, often by selling drugs. agencies, to universities. “That’s powerful language, but we’re not romanticizing, “It’s just a matter of time. It’s not if we get a grant. It’s when we get glorifying the notion of crime,” Payne says. “The show speaks to the a grant,” he says. “There are issues that require immediate attention. relationship between inequality and crime…. When people come I may be naïve, but I don’t intend to ever let up on that pedal.” from ‘the trap,’ they’re going to do illegal things because they feel it’s worth the risk.” “The arts community is starting to open their minds as to how art is a platform for action on social justice,” says Raye Jones benefitting: two bars one cause Avery, executive director of the Christina FEARLESS LYME FIGHTERS th FrIDay, aprIl 4 Cultural Arts Center, another partner in the Fearless LY ME! exhibit. “This happens in big cities all the aDMIssIon time, but in Wilmington it is still evolving.” And the opening this month of the Achievement Center, a project of the Wilmington Hope Commission, will provide a comprehensive program to repM pM integrate ex-offenders into the community through a variety of career coaching, art loop wIth sarah Davenport training, therapy, job placement and all ages & FaMIly-FrIenDly educational supports. craFt beer tastIng “You hear it throughout [The People’s lIve MusIc FeaturIng: Report]: If guys had jobs, they would make MarIo paDovanI better choices,” says Charles Madden, phIl young chairman of the Hope Commission, who joe castro will also serve as executive director of the kalaI kIng kenny vanella Achievement Center. “Jobs alone won’t do it, but comprehensive supports in addition to jobs are important, and that’s what we’re trying to do.” With the Achievement Center established, Payne has an idea for an even broader program—a “research center” pM close somewhere on the East Side that could serve as a base for residents working on guest bartenDers FeaturIng the DIaMonD more PAR projects, acquiring the skills state roller gIrls to become capable researchers, then sIlent auctIon identifying problems in their communities IncluDIng “a nIght and developing strategies to solve them. on the town” Ashley Randolph, the PAR team 50/50 raFFle member who is now developing a career in information technology, speaks passionately lIve MusIc provIDeD by about the goal. “PAR has given us a skill set joe traInor trIo & the knobs! we can use and be proud of to propel us Dj superDance party! through our situation and get to a better state. When we do that, we can pull people sponsors up with us,” she says. “If you could come to a research center, and someone can help give you a skill set, and pay you to use it, it’s so empowering, and not just in monetary ways.” For More Information Or To Donate:



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Some of the creative people at House Industries: (L to R) Andy Cruz, Rich Roat, BondĂŠ Prang, Ken Barber, Luong Nguyen, Jess Riddle, Adam Cruz.

Typefaces become exciting in the hands of the artists at House Industries in Yorklyn By Larry Nagengast Photos by Tim Hawk 18 APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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ost of us don’t obsess over typefaces. As you read this article, what you care about—besides that it’s interesting all the way to the end (ahem!)—is that the font is clear and you can easily make out each character; no guessing whether the letter w might really be vv. Then there’s the crew at House Industries in Yorklyn, 16 men and women who have made it their business to serve up the alphabet, numerals, punctuation marks and all sorts of other characters in ways you’ve never seen before. Sound exciting? “Well, the fact of the matter is this work is pretty tedious,” admits Ken Barber, now in his 18th year at the prolific type foundry whose clients dot the map from Delaware to Japan. “But it’s fun if it’s your thing.” It’s definitely Barber’s thing. He can talk at length about the four key elements of every font: color, contrast, proportion and spacing. We won’t go into detail here, but “color,” in the world of typography, doesn’t mean what you think it does. It refers to the visual mass of each character. And “contrast” refers not to light and dark but to the difference between the thick and thin parts of the characters. At House Industries, housed above the Yorklyn Post Office on the second floor of a converted frame house, what transforms the tedium into fun are the many ways the characters the team creates become part of products sold from coast to coast and all over the world. “We’re designing a line of pottery for Monohara, a 500-yearold company in Nagasaki, Japan,” says House co-founder Rich Roat. “You might not find this in Delaware,” he says, holding up a small bowl, “but you’ll see it in every department store in Japan.” The pottery deal isn’t House’s only Japanese venture. Partner Andy Cruz likes to travel there, and he has made many connections. One of them led to a contract to create a series of five patterns used on 24 different products, including slippers, purses, dresses and tape, made by a Japanese textile company. “This is ubiquitous stuff in Japan,” says Roat, showing off a fabric sample, “and it was dreamed up right here in Yorklyn.” House Industries is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, but its story goes back to 1990, when Cruz, 41, then a senior at Delcastle Technical High School, was an intern at the Miller Mauro Group, a Wilmington advertising and graphic design shop, and Roat, a graduate of Alexis I. du Pont High School and the University of Delaware who turns 49 this month, was a young employee there. “Andy had a great irreverence and fine graphic skills. We would get great ideas for crazy things and then figure out how to do it,” Roat says. While Roat credits Joe Mauro, the agency’s owner, with helping him learn how to get the best out of Apple’s Macintosh computers, both he and Cruz were looking for something a little more outside the box than what Miller Mauro offered—designing ads and marketing materials for DuPont and some of the area’s larger nonprofits. They paired up for a while as the marketing team for a computer software manufacturer, but chafed when they didn’t have the independence they anticipated. “Joe Mauro, he was so cool,” Roat says, “but the boss at the software firm, he was really telling us what to do.”

Co-owners Rich Roat and Andy Cruz with some of their company’s creations.

They set out on their own in 1994, calling the business Brand Design Company Inc., the name under which they are still incorporated. Since its inception, House has created 36 collections of fonts in 550 type styles. “We like to think we’re bringing something new to the alphabet,” says Cruz. While selling and licensing the use of its fonts remain the core of House’s business, its global visibility stems primarily from the presence of the House brand on the back (or the packaging) of products made by others. Still true to its roots as a traditional graphic design company, House creates concepts, sweats the details, and designs and redesigns until it has what it wants, and what its client wants. “They all start here, in this very small place, and become what they are according to what the manufacturer wants to do with it,” Roat says. Among the most notable examples: boxes of Neuchatel chocolates with the word “love” scripted inside a heart; a wide variety of wooden alphabet blocks, manufactured by Uncle Goose and sold in museum shops and upscale toy stores, that are appealing in a child’s playroom or on a living room coffee table; Chronicle Books’ postcards, journals, labels and stickers, also available in select museum shops; and Giro bicycle helmets, available at many bike shops. These items, as well as prints, housewares, clothing and even durable cardboard storage boxes, are also available through the company’s online store at houseind.com ►


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House designs are “lively, energetic, retro-fabulous and bold,” says Karen DeMaio FUN WITH FONTS Weber, who took Barber’s continued from page 19 design and typography classes at the University of Delaware and is now art director at the Astor Center and Astor Wines & Spirits in Manhattan. “They’re extremely passionate people and it flows freely into everything they produce.” One client who was impressed with how quickly House can work is Pete Searson, founder and co-owner of Tellason, a San Francisco-based boutique manufacturer of denim jeans. On a friend’s recommendation, he contacted House when he and his partner wanted a logo for their business. “We had an idea of what we wanted—western without looking like rope or a campfire, and somewhat modern looking,” Searson says. “It seemed like it was only a half hour later, and they sent us their version and we loved it.” Equally satisfied is Richard Sachs of Warwick, Mass., a maker of custom bicycle frames (base price: $5,000), who met Roat years ago and recently commissioned House to completely update his branding. House designed new logos for Sachs’ bicycle frames and for an entire line of gear, including jackets, jerseys, shorts, caps and socks. Sachs says he likes “everything” about House. “It’s clean, has no equal and they are real people, not a big office with too many people, or some subsidiary of a larger conglomerate.” House recently found a new way to display its work. It has taken over the storefront adjoining the post office and transformed it into a gallery and exhibit area. The plan, Roat says, is to set up a new exhibit every eight to 12 weeks. Next up: a showing of salt glaze pottery. It’s expected to open by May 1, but details were not available at press time. The building, at 1151 Yorklyn Road, is easy to find, even if you’re not familiar with the area. Simply take Route 82 from Greenville, and keep going until you see the numbers 1151 painted two stories high on the pale green side wall. Back upstairs, the team works away, staring intently at their monitors, creating new fonts or determining how best to use them on a client’s product. If the work, as Barber says, is so tedious, why is there a need for another typeface? Well, he explains, “that’s kind of like saying ‘isn’t there enough music out there? Why do we need another song?’” “There’s a creative need and endeavor inside every artist,” he says. Whether it’s music or typography, “there is always room for more.”



House Industries has been responsible for some of the most iconic logos and designs, which were created here in Delaware.

Build-A-Bear Workshop's logo uses the font Funhouse, created by House in 1993.

House created the “Only Vegas” marketing campaign logo, which uses a hot-rodded version of the Las Vegas Fabulous font.

The singer Adele uses the font Neutraface on her album covers and logo.

The popular cereal brand Luck Charms uses the font Coop Flaired.

House Industries created love on a block in 12 languages.

The hit TV show Survivor uses the font Tiki Island from House’s Tiki Type family.


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ilmington’s fine dining scene is proud of its independence. It is a restaurant community dominated by owner-operators; there is not a chain restaurant in the bunch. So each spring, when those restaurateurs team to present City Restaurant Week, they view it as a personal invitation. It’s the equivalent of your neighbor inviting you for dinner. “City Restaurant Week puts spirit in our community, encouraging people to get out, connect with friends and try new restaurants,” says Xavier Teixido, an owner of Harry’s Seafood Grill on the Riverfront. “It highlights the diversity and depth of quality of dining options in our neighborhoods.” That diversity and depth will be on full display this year as the 10th annual City Restaurant Week features the largest collection of restaurants in the event’s history. The 2014 lineup includes 19 premier eateries, offering everything from French to Italian to Thai. Even better, you get to sample these destination restaurants for a deal: CRW prix-fixe lunches are $15; three-course dinners are $35. “CRW is the great reminder of what a wonderful, interesting, eclectic city Wilmington is,” says Beth Ross, co-owner of Domaine Hudson. “CRW is not just about experiencing what the city has to offer for a discounted price, but reminding everyone of just what Wilmington is about.” This year’s City Restaurant Week will begin Monday, April 7, and continue through Saturday, April 12. For an overview of the restaurants participating, read on.



720 Justison St. 652-FISH

7 A Trolley Square 777-3300

After years of success in Sussex County, the Big Fish Restaurant Group has brought the great Big Fish Grill experience to Wilmington. Stop by the new location on the scenic Wilmington Riverfront for the freshest seafood, juicy, hand-cut steaks, savory pastas and delicious salads. The reasonably priced menu, generous portions, family friendly atmosphere and impeccable service make Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront a casual dining destination and a great addition to the Wilmington restaurant scene.

CAFE MEZZANOTTE 1007 N. Orange St. 658-7050

Since opening in June of 2003, Café Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware’s premier spot to enjoy classical pan-Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Sergio Pellegrino immigrated to Wilmington 18 years ago from the small town of Scalea, located in the southern region of Calabria, Italy. For the past 10 years, Sergio has been bringing a piece of his hometown’s cuisine to Wilmington. Scalea is a town known for its fresh seafood mixed with hearty vegetables, pasta dishes and filling soups. With intimate atmosphere and exceptional service, Café Mezzanotte is the best place to enjoy pan-Mediterranean cuisine.

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Part of the family owned and operated Napoli Family of Restaurants which boasts over 20 years of culinary experience, specializing in Neapolitan Italian Cuisine, opened its doors in the heart of Trolley Square in 2012. The most popular feature to their extensive menu is the Italian concept of bocconcini, better known as small plates. They pride themselves in freshly preparing by hand breads, pastas, salad dressings, and mozzarella cheese to name a few. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive wine list, in the second floor dining room or choose to sit downstairs and watch your chefs prepare your meals from scratch. Buon Appetito!

COLUMBUS INN 2216 Pennsylvania Ave. 571-1492

Columbus Inn, a Wilmington tradition since 1849, is a premier American tavern and restaurant that seamlessly combines the best of “old and new,” serving seasonally inspired, market fresh, progressive yet playful modern cuisine paired with an amazing selection of old and new world wines, micro and macro brews, as well as traditional and new style spirits. The creative menus for dinner, brunches and private events feature new and classic dishes with an approachable, new age twist at an affordable value. From happy hour to special events, there is always a good reason to come “inn.”

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DEEP BLUE BAR & GRILL 111 West 11th St. 777-2040

Featuring innovative preparations of fresh fish, a selection of oysters from around the world, and a newly added steakhouse menu, Chef Dan Butler’s Deep Blue Bar and Grill is one of Wilmington’s most creative restaurants. Its location in the heart of the city makes it a convenient choice for patrons of the DuPont Theatre and the Grand Opera House. Business entertaining and special events, sophisticated happy hours and special weekend dining are a natural fit in this upscale locale.

DOMAINE HUDSON WINE BAR & EATERY 1314 N. Washington St. 655-9463 Domaine Hudson opened in 2005, with the idea that it’s possible to enjoy fine wine and award-winning food for a reasonable price. DH is Wilmington’s wine tasting destination, with an expansive cellar that holds 2,000 bottles with 40 wines offered by the glass (to pair with a farm-fresh cheese plate, perhaps?). Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or the special occasion of a lifetime, Executive Chef Dwain Kalup and sommelier Roger Surpin artfully prepares world-class cuisine, with complementing wines. Zagat rates the food as “perfection” and service as “excellent.”

ECLIPSE BISTRO 1020 N. Union St. 658-1588

A cornerstone of the Wilmington dining scene since 1996, Eclipse Bistro has cemented its reputation as a neighborhood hangout as well as a destination for travelers near and far. The kitchen, led by James Beard Nominated Chef JD Morton, sources the finest ingredients while employing classic and modern techniques to create a menu sure to satisfy guests of all tastes. Eclipse offers a well-regarded and flexible wine list thoughtfully designed to pair with its diverse and familiar fare. Its hospitable, knowledgeable staff complements the food, consistently delivering an excellent dining experience.


FIRESTONE 110 S. West St., Riverfront 658-6626

Sit along the water, soak in the sun and sample some of the signature brick oven pizzas, fresh seafood and slow roasted meats. More in the mood for nightlife? FireStone offers live entertainment every weekend, featuring some of the best up and coming artists in the area. No other venue in the city can offer a little bit of the beach in your own backyard.

HARRY’S SEAFOOD GRILL 101 South Market St. 777-1500

100 West 11th St. 594-3154

Enjoy French cuisine in the 100-year-old Green Room at the Hotel du Pont, an unforgettable setting of oak paneling, coffered oak beamed ceilings, gold chandeliers, and original oil paintings. The world-class Green Room is a winner of the Four-Diamond AAA Award for 28 consecutive years. Featuring a colorful combination of shimmering draperies, wingback chairs, and Versace patterned china, the historic elegance of the Green Room is complemented by a fresh, seasonallyinspired menu under the direction of Executive Chef Keith Miller. An award-winning wine collection and impeccable service will further enhance your fine dining experience.

MORO RESTAURANT 1307 N. Scott St. 777-1800

Moro Restaurant opened in 2002, and over the past 10 years has received many accolades—three bells from Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan, four stars from The News Journal, four stars from Delaware Today, and two James Beard nominations. The approach to food involves sourcing seasonal ingredients, while the menu changes weekly to reflect what is available at the market. The culinary team comprises people who are inspired by food and have a strong work ethic. It is best known for its “Maple Glazed Salmon” and “Duck Confit Salad,” which have been on the menu since day one.

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The name Harry’s has always been recognized for its tradition of fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine and unsurpassed service. That tradition can be found on Wilmington’s Riverfront at Harry’s Seafood Grill. Adjacent to the Riverwalk, Harry’s Seafood Grill is the place for lunch, dinner, cocktails and a late night in Wilmington. A chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters, imaginatively prepared seafood, great martinis and 50 wines by the glass are some of the keys to an exciting experience. Harry’s is a coveted spot for patio dining or cocktails on the waterfront.

LA FIA BAKERY + MARKET + BISTRO 421 N. Market St. 543-5574 Bryan Sikora, a western Pennsylvania native, is well-acquainted with Delaware. “Before I went to Philadelphia, I enjoyed this area. I cycled in Wilmington. I always thought it would be a good area for a business.” He had stops at a few other Pennsylvania eateries before landing at a.kitchen in Center City Philadelphia, but Sikora says he has been itching to once again operate his own restaurant and gourmet foods shop. The rustic, modern space for La Fia has undergone renovations for the past few months. The historic building housing the bistro still has its original tin ceiling, but the Sikoras installed new flooring with three different varieties of reclaimed wood and the wooden tables are handmade. He says patrons can expect his trademark handmade pasta, among other dishes.

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MIKIMOTOS 1212 North Washington St. 656-8638

In August 2000, owner Darius Mansoory added a second restaurant to his portfolio when he opened Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar. Like its older sister, Washington Street Ale House, Mikimotos continues to surpass the expectations of its guests. Mikimotos is a high-energy restaurant sheathed in contemporary urban décor. Walls and tables are dressed in bold reds and yellows with black accents. The half-moon bar, a Wilmington hotspot, delivers creative cocktails along with old favorites, and the unusual circleshaped 24-seat sushi bar serves the freshest fish in the city.

SATSUMA KITCHEN + BAR 1707 Delaware Ave. 656-1706 Since 1962, the Del Rose Café and Restaurant was part of the Wilmington dining scene, but a few months ago the Del Rose closed and a new restaurant, Satsuma Kitchen + Bar took its place at 1707 Delaware Ave. Satsuma is an Asian inspired restaurant owned by Chef Michael DiBianca. Satsuma, a name derived from a Japanese citrus fruit, has undergone extensive renovations. The bottom floor includes a sushi bar and high-top tables, exposed brick walls, cork floors and industrial-chic décor, while the outside patio has been refurbished, and late-night dining is available until 12:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, along with live music three to four nights per week. Entrees include such dishes as coconut braised salmon with mango fried rice & toasted peanuts and beef & broccoli with slow braised short rib with toasted garlic and hazelnuts. For more, visit SatsumaKitchen.com.

PICCOLINA TOSCANA 1412 N. DuPont St. 654-8001

Dan Butler opened Toscana upon returning home to Wilmington in 1990. His vision was a contemporary Italian restaurant with the big city feel of the places that he had seen in his travels and work experience in Europe, Washington, D.C and Florida. His education and the kitchens he has worked in since taught him to cook everything from scratch, using the best, freshest ingredients in a simple way that lets the natural goodness shine. Toscana has been renovated and updated several times over the years, including a to-go and catering shop adjacent to the restaurant, but the core concept of nice people serving “really good food” has never changed.

UBON THAI CUISINE 936 Justison St. 656-1706

Jeenwong Thai Cuisine has been in Wilmington for about 13 years now, and is proud to have chosen to stay here and present Ubon Thai Cuisine. Their goal is to bring exotic flavors to Wilmington, such as “Thai Guy’s Wings” and “Yai’s Rolls,” with service that makes customers feel like they’re with family. They take all the fresh ingredients that you would see in Thailand, along with local produce, to create family Thai dishes, including“Yai’s Rolls” and the “Momochas” —from scratch.

WALTER’S STEAKHOUSE 802 N. Union St. 652-6780

UNION CITY GRILLE 805 N. Union St. 654-9780

Matthew Curtis opened UCG in Wilmington because he loved the warm feel of community. Executive Chef Matt Crist, who recently left his chef position at Deep Blue and spent the last year on a culinary journey in Spain, heads the kitchen. UCG is a place “where food tastes the way it should.” Wilmington’s most exciting bar menu, handmade pasta and the tastiest steaks are UCG hits. Then there’s the award-winning short rib chili and silky crab bisque. Sunday features include the area’s only “name your cut” filet for $2 an ounce. Come casual or come ready for hand-picked, elegant wines and craft brews (72, to be exact).

Walter’s Steakhouse is synonymous with great beef in Wilmington and throughout the world. Serving the finest beef available guarantees the two things customers desire most: flavor and tenderness. The slow-roasted prime rib is the sweetest and juiciest, the filet is so tender you can cut it with a fork. Or enjoy the New York strip or Delmonico for a more savory cut. Seafood and poultry entrees are available, also. Every Sunday, Monday and Thursday features a complimentary seafood bar (with oysters and clams on the half shell). Every Friday night is Prime Rib Night. Choose from 250 highly-rated wines by the bottle or 24 wines by the glass.

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Opened in 1997 by Darius Mansoory, Washington Street Ale House specializes in great food and handcrafted beers. With an extensive selection of 24 beers on tap, this is the best place in the city to enjoy great drinks with family and friends. Guests are able to relax and unwind in the inviting dining room, which is the perfect location for evening dates, family outings and friendly get-togethers. And the year-round deck offers a premier atmosphere to enjoy dinner and appetizers for any occasion.

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As area chefs offer crazy combinations and unconventional ingredients, diners show a willingness to walk on the wild side


By Pam George

f you visit Drip Café in Pike Creek for breakfast, don’t expect to see anyone eating boring bacon and eggs. Instead, you might spot a hash made with kale, bacon, and gold, red and sweet potatoes, all topped with maple syrup and a sunny-side-up egg. “It’s one my best sellers,” says owner Greg Vogeley. “People are freaked out by the maple syrup. It’s the secret ingredient!” For lunch, Vogeley also puts kale and bacon in a barbecue meatloaf and serves it open-faced with cranberry coleslaw. It may sound a bit, well, unconventional, but get used to it. In Delaware’s restaurants, bucking the status quo is becoming mainstream. ► APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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The Dirty, a beer-battered beef patty with scrapple, a fried egg, American cheese, and sriracha-mayo, is offered at Chelsea Tavern.

A CREATIVE LICENSE In many respects, gastro-pubs have led the advance. Something about craft beer makes chefs go wild. For evidence, just look at local pub menus. Chelsea Tavern in downtown Wilmington has long been celebrated for The Dirty: a beer-battered beef patty with scrapple, a fried egg, American cheese, and sriracha-mayo. Three years ago, few people knew what sriracha—aka “rooster sauce”—was. Now it’s as common as ketchup in trendy spots. Two Stones Pub restaurants (Newark, North Wilmington and Kennett Square) have built a reputation on unconventional cuisine. On their wildly popular Taco Tuesdays, the North Wilmington spot recently offered a tribute to HBO. Tacos included: “The Sopranos,” made with capicola, prosciutto, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, provolone and herbed mayo; “Eastbound & Down,” which packed fried chicken, bacon-cheddar grits and smoked tomato coulis in a taco; “Boardwalk Empire,” filled with whiskey-glazed pork loin and a potato-bell pepper hash; and “True Blood,” a blend of andouille dirty rice, roasted red pepper emulsion, and Cajun-spiced fried onions. “Chefs in general, unless you handcuff them, want to get crazy,” says Michael Stiglitz, a co-owner in the Two Stones enterprise. “And food needs creativity.” A few miles away, the Leopold burger at Ulysses American Gastropub in North Wilmington raises eyebrows. The 7-ounce burger is topped with Irish bacon, house-made “bangers,” foie gras butter, a fried tomato and a fried egg. And one of Delaware’s first brewpubs, Stewart’s Brewing Company in Bear, recently offered a seasoned antelope burger.


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Some of the Delaware area’s more adventurous ingredients include game. Ulysses has cooked up a chili with turkey, pheasant sausage and roasted squash. Donny Merrill, chef-owner of Skipjack in Newark, in March held a game dinner that featured grilled marinated python, snapper turtle-and-crocodile sausage gumbo, and coffee-crusted kangaroo, along with wild boar and duck. He’s planning to launch a “hunt club” that features wild game on certain days of the week. “Instead of the expensive cuts, I’m looking at bison hot dogs and camel burgers—stuff like that,” he says. Stuff like that also has been offered at 14 Global in Bethany Beach. “I use everything from kangaroo to rabbit,” says Chef Shane Kellagher. It goes over “surprisingly well,” he adds. For the kangaroo, Kellagher took leg meat, known as a Denver cut, and grilled it medium rare. He served it with a cherry and morel sauce. He’s also used kangaroo tenderloin meat to make tartar and carpaccio. “The surprising big seller happened when I ground it, added pork fat and made meatballs,” Kellagher says. He plated it with gnocchi and roasted veggies in an ale-andsmoked tomato demi-glace. “It was a huge hit on the fall menu.”


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ADVENTURE AT THE BEACH Some of the most daring dishes are being served along the coast, which attracts sophisticated and well-traveled diners. Even so, only a minority will take an adventurous trip through the menu. “About 75 percent want crab cakes and burgers,” says Ted Deptula, executive chef at Nage. “The other 25 percent want to know what’s new and interesting and different. They want a story.” He’s offered razor clams, which are long and narrow, and “rat tail radishes,” which are picked like green beans. “They’re crunchy and spicy,” Deptula says of the radish. Nage alum Hari Cameron has created a niche for adventurous cuisine with his restaurant a(Muse.), which opened in Rehoboth last year. A 2013 James Beard Award nominee in the Rising Star category, Cameron has hosted a Salvador Dali-themed dinner. The abstract artist’s painting of large cuts of beef provided inspiration for a course. To salute the scene, Cameron diced tenderloin into a tartar, dressed it with mirin, a rice wine, and oil, and topped it with a crumble of bone marrow, which he’d previously broken up in a vat of smoky liquid nitrogen. Despite his penchant for molecular gastronomy, Cameron is still happy to satisfy less adventurous palates. If a child wants mac and cheese, for instance, it’s brought to the table. By being too rigid, he says, “we may lose a guest or a friend.” Merrill of Skipjack can relate. While game sparks interest at his restaurant, lamb isn’t a big seller. What’s more, some customers are more comfortable with a menu description that includes “sauce for the steak” instead of “Bordelaise.” Nor do they want a fancy word for “breadcrumbs,” says Merrill, formerly the executive chef at Krazy Kat’s. Merrill adapts. In the end, he rightly concludes, he’s not cooking for himself. It is, after all, all about the customer.

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Of course, those with an experimental palate have long been able to find satisfaction at ethnic eateries. On a recent visit to Takumi in Independence Mall in North Wilmington, diners could order monkfish liver pate, which was sliced into thin circles and topped with roe. You can also find monkfish liver at Masamoto, just over the state line in Glen Mills. Goat pops up on lunchtime buffets in Indian restaurants, namely India Palace across from Target in Brandywine Hundred. But Kevin Reading also has been serving it up at Abbott’s Grill in Milford. “I think I’m going to highlight this at the Milton Farmer’s Market this summer,” says Reading, who recently opened a second Abbott’s in Laurel. “I’ve done a Jamaican presentation with curry and coconut milk that was wonderful.” Forget beef, pork or chicken—cow tongue (lengua) is becoming more accepted as a taco ingredient. You’ll find it at most corner taquerias throughout the state – the kind where it’s helpful to know Spanish—but it’s also on the menu at Santa Fe Mexican Grill in Newark, which caters to college students and suburban families. Octopus, meanwhile, is a staple on Spanish tapas menus. At Ole Tapas Lounge in Newark, it’s grilled and served with crispy potatoes, smoked paprika and frisee. But again, this sea creature —which takes finesse to prepare or it’s as tough as pencil erasers— has crossed onto American menus. Global 14 sells out of octopus whenever it’s offered, Kellagher says. Patrick D’Amico at Harry’s Savoy Grill for some time has offered an octopus carpaccio with pickled red onion and salsa verde.


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By Robert Lhulier


here are different levels of adventurous diners. First, there is the foodie enthusiast; just getting started, they see the food world through the eyes of an inquisitive and hungry child. Then there’s the die-hard foodie; their world revolves around buying, cooking and eating the latest and greatest of ingredients and scoring reservations at the hottest new restaurants; there’s more brag than swag in their game. Finally, there’s the foodie elite; their quiet and stealthy demeanor hides an adventurous culinary pirate with a voracious appetite for the new, the daring, the thrilling. A common trait among the ultra-adventurous is acceptance of the unknown, including elements of their meal they cannot control. They are those rare customers who let the chef choose their food for them, and never use the word “except.” They thrive on the thrill of what exotic preparation may arrive on their plate. As a rule, a large metropolis can support a customer segment like this. In smaller cities, niche restaurants that appeal only to the adventurous rarely survive. After all, at the end of the day, a restaurant needs to fill its seats.

Foodie towns like New York, Chicago and Atlanta have a strong concentration of the foodie elite. In such cities, the ultimate dining experience takes three basic forms: the omakase (a traditional Japanese tasting menu), the chef’s table (or menu dégustation, in France) and the underground dining club. In all of these scenarios, the number of courses, ingredients, portion sizes and price are left up to the chef. For many, scoring the reservation is part of the thrill. In the omakase, a sushi chef (usually also the proprietor) gets to shine. He is trained in all ways of the sushi knife. Those in the know will bow to the sushi chef upon their entrance, a tradition in Japan that lets him know you respect his craft. And it might even get you a special dish or extra nibble. He typically hides a few ounces of toro (fatty tuna), uni (sea urchin), monkfish liver or botan ebi (raw freshwater prawn), hoping that someone will inspire him to perform his magic. His garnishes are elaborate. The dishes are carefully composed and visually pleasing. And he would never dream of handing off the preparation of a dish to one of his line cooks. He has a creative contract between him and the diner, with nothing short of his reputation and pride on the line. If you don’t leave completely bedazzled, he has failed. ►


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A chef’s table is a table typically in or next to the kitchen of an establishment. It was originally adopted to serve VIPs and special guests. But it has evolved into an entire concept for restaurants looking to reward adventurous diners with a oneof-a-kind dining experience. In these cases, the menu is often themed, and an option of wine pairings is offered, sometimes doubling the price. The chef never repeats ingredients within the meal, which can range from 10 to 15 dishes. The service must match the level of excellence in cuisine, and timing and portion sizes are just as critical. Delay in the delivery of courses can cause a critical distraction, like a guest checking his watch, just as a portion of foie gras that’s just a bit too gros can mean the difference between a brilliantly orchestrated meal and an arduous night at the table. A trendier and even more thrilling way of experiencing this challenge is in illicit underground dining clubs. They are often in people’s homes and apartments. They are not licensed as a business, and they are not inspected and approved by the Department of Health, which makes them 100 percent illegal. This is part of the excitement, and diners often learn the secret locations only hours before service. This creates a heightened level of collusion and camaraderie, since attendees eat together at large tables. Meeting people with the same sense of adventure strengthens the experience. Ingredients or dishes that might show up on the tasting menu of an underground dining club could include whale sushi (illegal in the United States), shark’s fin (mostly protected by the Shark Fin Conservation Act of 2011), lion meat, blowfish, ortolan (a small game bird eaten whole), and insects. These main dishes are often accompanied by small-production or handcrafted local cheeses, line-caught fish, foraged mushrooms and truffles, and friend-of-a-friend-grown vegetables and produce. Of course, not everyone wants to dine so high on the hog all the time. Sometimes we want what we want, and we don’t want it to change. For that reason, every restaurant typically has a regular a la carte menu that comprises signature dishes the regulars have come to love or new customers come to try. Specials and menu additions are added for those who have had the whole menu or dine frequently and want something new. This keeps the love affair between the restaurant and guest fresh. And on occasion, a chef will step outside the box and work alongside a vintner or brewer to prepare a wine or craft beer dinner. Like the chef’s table, these dinners offer both chef and customer an opportunity to challenge the status quo. And many times, the restaurant succeeds in earning the trust of these patrons, which sometimes results in the birth of another passionate foodie. —Robert Lhulier is the executive chef at the University and Whist Club in Wilmington.


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FOOD IS ON THE MOVE Savory dessert, artisan sodas and gluten-free dishes are just a few of the area trends in 2014 By Pam George


ickles, Peruvian cuisine, and non-wheat pasta are topping the list of food trends for 2014, and while the Small Wonder is sometimes behind the times, those three movements have gathered steam. They aren’t the only ones. Delaware is also jumping aboard the food truck trend and farm-to-table has moved from cutting edge to conventional.

A FINE PICKLE Wilmington Pickling Company, which launched just last year, is proof that area consumers love a crisp local product. Daniel Sheridan and his partners last year made three flavors: garlic-dill, jalapeno bread-and-butter, and “Dilly Beans,” a mix of green beans, dill, garlic and habanero peppers. The pickles were so popular over the holiday season that the stock was nearly depleted, Sheridan says. “We were in nine stores, but now we’re just in Janssen’s Market because they are our original account. We have a great relationship with them.” If fans can’t make it to Janssen’s, they’ll have to pine for the brine until cucumbers start growing again. (This year, the partners will buy more cukes from the tri-state area.) Pickled vegetables and fruit now appear on many restaurant menus. “This has been fun,” says Carl Georigi, owner of four New Castle County restaurants. “We are experimenting in all our restaurants with different pickling flavors and using these components as accompaniments to main dishes.”

PERUVIAN AND OTHER COLORFUL CUISINES According to the National Restaurant Association, Peruvian cuisine ranks number one on the list of 2014 ethnic flavors, followed by Korean food. Delawareans can attest to that. Last year, The Chicken House Charcoal Grill opened in the old Eppy’s BBQ spot at 1504 Philadelphia Pike in Holly Oak. The sister of a Newark site, the restaurant specializes in marinated, roasted chickens with aji, a spicy sauce with a mayo-like consistency. In Newark, people with a yen for roasted chicken can also head to Perucho’s in Liberty Plaza. Asian cuisine is still coming on strong, as evidenced by Michael DiBianca’s opening of Satsuma last year. The Trolley Square spot puts a contemporary twist on Asian cuisine. Judging by all the pho fans, who talk about their favorite spots on Facebook, Vietnamese and Southeast Asian foods are continuing to gain steam. Southeast Kitchen, also in Trolley Square, only focuses on dishes from Burma, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

BE GONE, GLUTEN Gluten-free products are “hanging on,” says Xavier Teixido of Harry’s Hospitality Group, which has four New Castle County eateries and a ballroom under its banner. “It’s not just about celiac disease, it’s a lifestyle choice.” ► APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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That puzzles Georigi. “I think I missed the memo.” He recalls the Capers & Lemons customer who told the server she was gluten-free. When the server pointed out that she’d ordered a dish with gluten, she said, “That’s OK. I want to try it anyway.” Few would argue that the trend, which has resulted in an increase of options, has benefitted those who truly do have celiac diseases or a gluten intolerance.

GOING WITH THE GRAIN Gluten-free diners have embraced quinoa, a seed from a broadleaf plant related to spinach. Not only is it a gluten-free substitute for rice, but it’s also part of a movement toward what’s called “ancient grains”—even though some aren’t really grains. “Quinoa and farro [a hard wheat] have Mediterranean roots, so we’ve use them in dishes in our Italian concepts, Taverna in Newark and Capers & Lemons,” Georigi says. “I personally love these ingredients; they’re healthy and very tasty.” Other options include buckwheat, amaranth, barley and millet. (Some do contain gluten, so ask before ordering.)

NOSE-TO-TAIL, ROOT-TO-STALK AND HEAD-TO-FIN “Waste not, want not” is now a mantra for chefs who are using as much of the plant or animal as possible. Ted Deptula, executive chef of Nage in Rehoboth Beach, often uses lamb neck and bellies, as well as ham hocks and oxtail. A farmer who wants to sell whole calves for veal recently approached him about buying the whole animal. The problem, Deptula says, is finding space to butcher it. “It sounds like such a great product.” When rockfish are in season, the chef has used the heads and cheeks for meat. “Sometimes these areas have the most delicious meat,” he says. “You can make rockfish chowder.” The farm-to-table and sea-to-table movement has become part of our culinary culture. True, it’s not such a stretch in this area, which has access to farmers in Lancaster and famers and fishermen in New Jersey and Sussex County.


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Animal parts also go into sausages and other products that many restaurants are making in house. Abbott’s Grill in Milford, for instance, makes its own scrapple with pork liver and heart. Chef Paul Gallo recently offered pierogies stuffed with scrapple and blue cheese. Restaurants also are making their own items for charcuterie trays—another hot menu item. All the Two Stones Pubs have smokers.

Haley is also creating a line of sodas that will debut this month in his seven restaurants, a move that fits a trend toward artisan sodas. Initial flavors include lemon-berry, “black-and-white” with balsamic vinegar, cracked black pepper, bay leaf and palm sugar, plus a soda made with local strawberries, chili, and basil. Haley plans to distribute them in fall. His products join artisan sodas made by Old Dominion Brewery Co., now part of Fordham Brewery in Dover. Dominion Craft Sodas include root beer made with pure honey, ginger ale, black cherry and orange.

FOOD TO GO The food truck phenomenon has spread across urban cities, including Philadelphia. Finally, Delaware has a few of its own cruising the streets. In March, Norrawit J. Milburn—“The Thai Guy”—and wife Jody unveiled the Kapow food truck. The menu features flavors from Southeast Asia and Hawaii. Track the truck on the Facebook page or at www.kapowtruck.com. Also in March, I Don’t Give a Fork added a truck to its existing food cart. (Try the Philly cheesesteak stuffed with meat, onions, and macaroni and cheese.) The Deer Park last year unveiled its truck, The Roaming Raven, which serves breakfast and lunch and travels to catering events. Also last year, Dogfish Head plunked Bunyon’s Lunchbox— which really looks like a giant lunchbox—in front of its Milton brewery to sell chowder and sausages infused with beer. For now, it’s stationary at the brewery. Chef Matt Haley of the Matt Haley Companies plans to bring a food truck to coastal Delaware this year.

THE DESSERT DIFFERENCE Trends extend to the final courses, too. Thanks to Dominque Ansel Bakery in New York, one of the hottest things going is the Cronut, a croissant-donut hybrid. (Ansel even copyrighted the name.) Other hybrid goodies include a tartlet brownie mash-up dubbed the townie, and ice cream cupcakes. Delaware isn’t seeing as much of this trend as it is minidesserts, artisan ice cream—think Woodside Farm Creamery and Café Gelato – and savory desserts. “Even though I’m a pastry chef, I lean toward the savory,” says Danielle Panarello, the pastry chef at Eden in Rehoboth Beach. “It’s a lot of fun using herbs and spices in desserts, and you might see avocado in ice cream.” Donny Merrill of Skipjack in Newark put candied duck bacon in a huckleberry bread pudding. These days, diners can enjoy both a sweet and savory finish to a memorable meal.

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Two-decade old Share Our Strength fundraiser to hold final event April 10 Twenty-six years ago, Harry’s Hospitality Group owners Xavier Teixido and David Leo Banks, also a chef, held the first-ever Taste of the Nation event to benefit Share Our Strength, a national organization that fights childhood hunger. The fundraiser, which annually brings local and national chefs to Wilmington to prepare a five-course meal and wine pairing, has become one of the celebrated culinary occasions in the tri-state area. But this year’s event, on Thursday, April 10, at Harry’s Savoy Grill and Ballroom, will be the final SOS fundraiser for Harry’s. “We are very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in these past 25-plus years,” says Teixido. The financial goal is to raise a cumulative total (starting from the first year, 1988) of $1 million for childhood hunger relief in the community. That means this year’s dinner needs to hit $65,000 to reach the million-dollar goal. That’s certainly within reason, since last year’s event brought in $87,000. “I’m confident our customers and supporters can make this happen,” says Teixido. This year, funds will go toward the Food Bank of Delaware, Claymont Community Center and the Ministry of Caring. “Each year, Chef Banks invites chefs he thinks will bring something special to the dinner and they never disappoint,” says Meg Morgan, office manager at Harry’s Hospitality Group. In the past, chefs have included notables like Robert Irvine of the Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible, St. Mark’s grad Tom Douglas, and Iron Chef winner Jose Garces. “We have a terrific lineup of guest chefs this year from local spots and from across the country,” says Morgan. The lineup includes event host Banks; Robert Bennett of Classic Cake in Mt. Laurel, N.J.; Aaron Burgau of Patois in New Orleans; Chris Coombs of Deuxave in Boston; Nathan Rich of Twin Farms in Barnard, Vt.; Doug Ruley of SoDel Concepts in Rehoboth, and Bryan Sikora of LaFia in Wilmington. “We look for exciting, innovative chefs who are making a name for themselves,” says Banks. “We want to offer the guests an exciting blend of cooking styles and surprising ingredients.” Each chef decides on his or her course in conjunction with Chef Banks to create a unique and original meal for attendees, says Morgan. So far, the menu includes chilled foie gras, brioche, pistachio powder, balsamic, cherry, radish and petit watercress from Rich, and crawfish boudin-stuffed calamari with crispy tentacles and San Marzano tomatoes from Burgau.


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The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and admission, which starts at $200 per person, includes a pre-dinner reception, a silent auction, raffle and a wine bodega. Guests who purchase sponsorships (starting at $500) may also attend the champagne reception that starts at 6 p.m., where they can meet the chefs. High-end champagnes that will be poured include Domaine Carneros Brut and Taittinger Brut Reserve Millesime. Those participating in certain levels of sponsorship will also be able to attend a dinner the night before, where they can dine with the chefs in an intimate environment. “Most importantly, the cause is one we just cannot ignore: ending childhood hunger in our community,” says Morgan. “It’s hard to believe that in this country, children go hungry every day. But it happens, right here in our backyards, and we need to end it.” A portion of the admission fee is tax deductible. For more information and to order tickets, call 475-3000 or visit www. ce.strength.org/wilmington.


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19. Big Fish Grill, BIGFISHRIVERFRONT.COM 20. Frawley Stadium, BLUEROCKS.COM Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame 21. Chase Center on the Riverfront, CENTERONTHERIVERFRONT.COM 22. Dravo Plaza & Dock 23. Shipyard Center Planet Fitness, PLANETFITNESS.COM 24. Timothy’s Restaurant, TIMOTHYSONTHERIVERFRONT.COM Molly’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, MOLLYSICECREAM.COM Ubon Thai Restaurant

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25. Wilmington Rowing Center, WILMINGTONROWING.ORG 26. Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge/ DuPont Environmental Education Center, DUPONTEEC.ORG 27 DART Park-n-Ride Lot 28. Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, PENNCINEMARIVERFRONT.COM 29: CrossFit Riverfront, CFRIVERFRONT.COM 30: The Residences at Harlan Flats, HARLANFLATS.THERESIDENCES.NET Photo by Dick Dubroff of Final Focus Photography

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RIVERFRONT EVENTS AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’* April 2-April 27, Show times vary Follow Thomas “Fats” Waller’s journey in this musical tribute to popular 1920’s and ‘30’s black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Five performers encapsulate this era of pride, creativity and cultural awareness, all while inviting us into this sometimes zany, sometimes, sexy, always jazzy world. Delaware Theatre Company DelawareTheatre.org ART ON THE TOWN April 4, 5-11pm This is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts TheDCCA.org 2014 PADUA ACADEMY DINNER IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENT* April 10, 6pm The 2014 Padua Academy Women’s Achievement Dinner featuring Leigh Anne Tuohy. For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact: tkelleher@paduaacademy.org Chase Center on the Riverfront PaduaAcademy.org PARENTS NIGHT OUT- HUNT FOR HERPS* April 11, 6:30-8:30pm Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun with games. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org CHRISTINA RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP April 12, 8-12pm Help clean the single most important natural resource in our region – the waterways. A solid effort is needed annually to improve wildlife habitat and keep each of these waterways as free from debris as possible. Near Joe’s Crab Shack DelawareEstuary.org/cleanup OFF THE WALL April 13, Noon-3pm Families will explore non-permanent street art techniques and design decorative outdoor tiles. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts TheDCCA.org


DCM $2 NIGHT* April 16, 6-8pm Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per visitor. Delaware Children’s Museum DelawareChildrensMuseum.org GRACE CHURCH EASTER SUNRISE CELEBRATION April 20, 6am Celebrate the risen Christ with the rising sun! Come share in this annual tradition of Easter worship on the Wilmington Riverfront. All are welcome! Hare Pavillion GraceChurchUM.org NATURE AT THE RIVERFRONT DAY CAMP!* April 21-April 25, 8:30-3pm Spend all or part of your spring break exploring the freshwater tidal marsh and Wilmington’s Riverfront. Registration fee required. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org EARTH WEEK Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 Celebrate Earth Day at the DCM all week long as we put the three Rs into action: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Bring in your own empty water bottle and save $1 off general admission to the DCM throughout the week! Delaware Children’s Museum DelawareChildrensMuseum.org FROM TOAD TO TADPOLE* April 24, 10-11:30am Have you heard the calling of the frogs and toads? Can you see tadpoles swimming in the water? Search for all of this plus a story and a craft! Parents are free! DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org BIRD WATCHING FOR BEGINNERS* April 24, 5:30-7:30pm If you like to look for birds but do not know what they are or how to find out, then join bird expert Jim White to learn the ins and outs of birding as you walk the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org LOOK WHO’S TURNING 4! Thursday, April 24th – Sunday, April 27 Happy birthday, DCM! It’s been four years since we first opened our doors, and we want YOU to celebrate with us all weekend! Rock out at a dance party, listen to some funny birthday stories, make your very own party hat, and go on a museumwide scavenger hunt for four giant cupcakes. On our official birthday, April 24, experience extraspecial birthday celebrations throughout the day, including outdoor soda geyser explosions and $4 per person admission rates for everyone who visits the DCM between 9am-10am. Extra fun and savings for an extra special birthday! Delaware Children’s Museum DelawareChildrensMuseum.org

SPRING INTO NATURE April 26, 12-4pm Fun for all ages! Meet live animals, walk with a naturalist, make a craft and try dip-netting in the marsh! Bring your family and learn about how our daily decisions impact the environment and how to protect wildlife habitats. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org 2014 JDRF DELAWARE HOPE BALL: UNMASK A CURE* April 26, 5:30pm We invite you to join as we work to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. Chase Center on the Riverfront Delaware.JDRF.org

RECURRING EVENTS ART SALAD Thursdays, Noon-1pm FREE Art Salad is a free lunchtime discussion forum. Artists, historians, educators, and curators share multi-point perspectives into the world of contemporary art. You are welcome to bring a lunch or order from our visiting food truck partners. Offered jointly with University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Institute. For the full schedule, the DCCA’s website. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts TheDCCA.org WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans April 8-April 10 Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash April 12- April 14 Blue Rocks vs. Carolina Mudcats April 23-April 25 For game times and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.BlueRocks.com

OUTDOOR EVENTS 4TH ANNUAL DELAWARE CHILI RUN April 4 • Dravo Plaza • DMVC.org/chilirun 9TH ANNUAL RACE JUDICATA 5K RUN WALK April 5 • Joe’s Crab Shack • Races2Run.com WALK MS: WILMINGTON RIVERFRONT 2014 April 12 • Dravo Plaza • NMSS.org 4TH ANNUAL THIN MINT RUN/WALK4 April 13 • Dravo Plaza • Races2Run.com 25TH ANNIVERSARY RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DELAWARE 5K RUN/WALK April 19 • Dravo Plaza • Races2Run.com DELAWARE BRAIN TUMOR WALK April 26 • Dravo Plaza • Events.Braintumor.org


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Welcome to #inWilm Week... a ten-day celebration showcasing the best of our vibrant and INnovative arts and entertainment community IN Wilmington! There are tons of offerings each day to satisfy the INterests of any age, and the more you get out and enjoy, the better chance you have to...

Win A Year’s Worth of Arts & Entertainment #inWilm! This year’s Grand Prize up for grabs INcludes memberships, subscriptions, tickets, gift certificates and merchandise from your favorite area restaurants and attractions.

Daily attractions & featureD exhibits See DIRECTORY page for location INformation including operating hours Brandywine Zoo • enhancing and enriching people’s understanding and respect of the complex relationships among all living things and INspiring wildlife conservation Christina Cultural Arts Center • premiere arts performance & educational center aiming to make affordable arts education programs & live performances accessible to all • Featured Exhibit: Eye Shadow - A Bebe Ross Coker Brainchild • group show featuring the photographic exploration of life themes from a woman’s perspective Delaware Art Museum • featuring 12000 works of art, focusing on American Art of the 19th - 21st centuries and English Pre-Raphaelite art of the mid-19th century • Featured Exhibit: Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser • best known for his INnovative photographs of the fashion runways, Mr. Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts • presenting over 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society • Featured Exhibit: Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition • this collaborative exhibit focuses on issues of structural inequality and violence through local and regional visual art, poetry, music, and more Delaware Children’s Museum • opening new worlds of science, math and technology for kids - worlds of wonders for them to explore • Featured Exhibit: Block Party • grab hold of wood, foam blocks and other materials of every sort and size to build a city of structures IN the open gallery Delaware College of Art and Design • educating talented and dedicated students to become art makers, and idea generators • Featured Exhibit: Continuing Education Exhibition • featuring the work of students and faculty from this year’s Continuing Education Program Delaware History Museum • displays include rare items of everyday life, costumes, children’s toys, regional decorative arts and paintings • Featured Exhibit: Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980 • honoring four remarkable Delawareans who asserted their people’s right to liberty, autonomy, and equality

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Delaware Museum of Natural History • exciting and INforming people about the natural world through exploration and discovery since 1972 • Featured Exhibit: Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure • an engaging story, exhibits and activities INtroduce you to the basics of evolution DuPont Environmental Education Center • featuring a 10-acre park w/ flower garden path, quarter-mile pond loop through a freshwater, tidal marsh and fourstory education center with panoramic views - located in the 212 acre Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge Hagley Museum & Library • collecting, preserving & interpreting the unfolding history of American enterprise • Featured Exhibit: Fashion Meets Science: INtroducing Nylon • celebrating the 75th anniversary of nylon’s INtroduction to market Mezzanine Gallery • featuring monthly exhibits ranging from painting, sculpture, photography and crafts by established and emerging Delaware artists • Featured Exhibit: J. Gordon’s Known Unknowns • current work drawn from a sense of rhythm and flux within the landscape as it’s perceived and dreamt Penn Cinema • enjoy a state-of-the-art movie experience on the Wilmington Riverfront - the best seats IN town • Featured Films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The IMAX 3D Experience, Divergent, Noah and Muppets Most Wanted The Station Gallery • Featured Exhibit: George Martz’s Landscapes of the Mind: A Glimpse of Reality • based on real local places, George portrays stunning horizons developed in subdued colors with airy clouds and striking reflections of light Theatre N at Nemours • Wilmington’s only INdependent film cinema Showing during #inWilm Week: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, Honey, Enemy and Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library • premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America from 1640-1860 • Featured Exhibit: Costumes of Downton Abbey • an original exhibition of forty historically INspired exquisite designs from the awardwinning television series

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City Restaurant Week INcentive

FOOD & DRINK #digIN inWilmington INcentive

incentives require guidebook (in) or proof of city restaurant Week (crW) purchase to redeem and are only valid during #inWilm Week unless otherwise noted. they cannot be combined with other offers or used on previously purchased tickets and are subject to availability. Arden Concert Gild • 302.475.3126 2126 The Highway • ardenconcerts.com CRW: Club member price ($15) for Teddy Thompson (4/12) at door, cash only

Delaware College of Art and Design 302.622.8000 • 600 N. Market St. • dcad.edu Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-3pm • FREE

The Station Gallery • 302.654.8638 • 3922 Kennett Pike • stationgallery.net • Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 10am-3pm, Sun: Closed • FREE

Delaware History Museum • 302.656.0637 504 N. Market St. • delhistory.org • Wed-Fri: 11am4pm, Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun - Tue: Closed • $0-$6

Theatre N at Nemours • 302.571.4075 • 11th & Tatnall Streets • theatren.org • Mon-Thurs: Closed, Fri-Sat: 1pm-11pm, Sun: 11am-10pm • $6-$8

Delaware Museum of Natural History 302.658.9111 • 4840 Kennett Pike • delmnh.org Mon-Sat: 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun: 12pm-4:30pm • $0-$9

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 800.448.3883 • 5105 Kennett Pike • winterthur.org Tues-Sun: 10am-5pm, Mon: Closed • $0-$20

Brandywine Baroque • 302.594.4544 brandywinebaroque.org

Delaware Shakespeare Festival • 302.415.3373 delshakes.org

Brandywine Zoo • 302.571.7747 • 1001 N. Park Dr. brandywinezoo.org • Daily: 10am-4pm • $0-$5 IN: Mention “IN Wilmington” for 1 FREE Child admission w/ the purchase of an Adult

Delaware Theatre Company • 302.594.1100 200 Water St. • delawaretheatre.org IN: $25 tickets to any performance during #inWilm Week w/ code: INWEEK CRW: $25 tickets to any performance during #inWilm Week w/ code: INFOOD

Wilmington Drama League • 302.764.1172 10 W. Lea Blvd. • wilmingtondramaleague.org IN: BOGO any 2013/2014 Season show. Exp 6/22 CRW: 50% Off all tickets for 2013/2014 Season. Exp 6/22

baby grand • see The Grand Blue Rocks • 302.888.2015 • 801 Shipyard Drive bluerocks.com IN: 4 tickets for $20 - any April game except Fireworks Nights, exp. 4/30

The Candlelight Theatre • 302.475.2313 2208 Millers Rd. • nctstage.org IN: $10 OFF Adult tickets to April performances of Anything Goes in person or w/ code: INWEEK via phone, limit 2 per household CRW: Buy two tickets, get one free to April performances of Anything Goes in person or w/ code: INWEEK3 & name of restaurant via phone, limit 1 per household Chelsea Tavern • 302.482.3333 • 821 N. Market St. chelseatavern.com IN: 20% OFF w/ guidebook Christina Cultural Arts Center • 302.652.0101 705 N. Market St. • ccacde.org • call for gallery viewing hours • FREE City Theater Company & CTC’s Fearless Improv 302.220.8285 • city-theater.org IN: BOGO general admission tickets for Bombitty of Errors w/ code: INWEEK, exp. 4/15 CRW: BOGO VIP tickets for Bomb-itty of Errors w/ code: INVIP, exp. 4/15 CoroAllegro • 302.652.3997 • coroallegro.com IN: BOGO tickets for IN the Beginning concert (4/5) with guidebook or online w/ code: INW Delaware Art Museum • 302.571.9590 • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • delart.org • Mon-Tues: Closed, Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun: 12pm-4pm $0-$12, FREE on Sundays IN: BOGO Adult Admission, exp. 4/30 CRW: 10% OFF Museum Store Purchases Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 302.656.6466 • 200 S. Madison St. • thedcca.org Mon: Closed, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm, Wed & Sun: 12pm-5pm • FREE Delaware Center for Horticulture • 302.658.6262 1810 N. DuPont St. • thedch.org • gardens open to the public during daylight hours Delaware Chamber Music Festival • 302.442.0572 dcmf.org IN: $5 OFF tickets to 2014 Delaware Chamber Music Festival (6/13-6/22) w/ code: INWEEK Delaware Children’s Museum • 302.654.2340 550 Justison St. • delawarechildrensmuseum.org Mon: Closed, Tues-Sun: 9am-4:30pm • $0-$12 IN: 10% OFF DCM Gift Shop purchases Delaware Children’s Theatre • 302.655.1014 1014 Delaware Ave. • dechildrenstheatre.org

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DuPont Environmental Education Center 302.656.1490 • 1400 Delmarva Ln. • duponteec.org Tues-Sat: 11am-5pm, Sun: 12pm-4pm, park grounds open daily dusk to dawn • FREE DuPont Theatre • 302.656.4401 • 1007 N. Market St. duponttheatre.com IN: $5 OFF tickets to Million Dollar Quartet (5/27-6/1), excludes $35 price point Faithful Friends • 302.427.8514 • faithfulfriends.us First State Ballet Theatre • 302.658.7897 firststateballet.com Frawley Stadium • see Wilmington Blue Rocks Gable Music Ventures • gablemusicventures.com Gild Hall • see Arden Concert Gild The Grand • 800.37.GRAND • 818 N. Market St. thegrandwilmington.org IN: 50% OFF Southern Soul Assembly (4/10) IN: $5 Off Steel Wheels w/ New Sweden (5/15) Hagley Museum & Library • 302.658.2400 200 Hagley Rd. • hagley.org • daily 9:30am-4:30pm $0-$15 IN: FREE GIFT w/ admission, limit 1 per group Market Street Music • 302.654.5371 marketstreetmusicde.org Melomanie • 302.764.6338 • melomanie.org IN: $5 off tickets to Melomanie’s May Concert (5/11) online w/ code: INWEEK CRW: BOGO tickets to Melomanie’s May Concert (5/11) online w/ code: INCRW Mezzanine Gallery • 302.577.8278 • 820 N. French St. artsdel.org/services/mezzanine • Mon-Fri: 8am4:30pm, Sat & Sun: Closed • FREE The Music School of Delaware • 302.762.1132 4101 N. Washington St. • musicschoolofdelaware.org IN: SAVE $20 on summer workshops and classes - All Ages! Must register by May 1st OperaDelaware • 302.658.8063 • operade.org Out & About • 302.655.6483 • outandaboutnow.com Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX 15 • 302.656.4314 401 S. Madison St. • penncinema.com • $9.50-$17 IN: FREE Large Popcorn for all #inWilm Week guide holders and City Restaurant Week Diners

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400 500 N. Market St. • queen.worldcafelive.com IN: 10% OFF dining purchases in Upstairs Live, excludes alcoholic beverages, gratuity not included

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IN Budget To help you stay IN budget during IN Week we’ve marked free or low cost programming with the symbol. All #INbudget offerings are available for $10 or less.

Family Friendly Many #inWilm Week offerings are appropriate for all ages, but events with the symbol are meant to be enjoyed #allINfun and specifically geared towards children and families.

#WHERESWIZ CONTESTS Pick up an Official Guide at any participating location or visit inWilmWeek.com/WheresWiz to print out the official Wiz cut-out, our IN Week enthusiast. 3 ways to win with Wiz: 1. Participation Contest: Submit the most qualifying entries during #inWilm Week and take home the Grand Prize! Submit 5 qualifying entries and be automatically entered INto the drawing for our Runner-Up package. 2. Find the “Real Wiz”: Each night during #inWilm Week a Wiz impersonator (in a Wiz t-shirt) will be out and about #inWilm. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for hints on where the “Real Wiz” is, be one of the first 3 people to find him, and walk away with a prize from a participating organization! Sponsored IN part by our friends at Out & About Magazine 3. Daily Creative Image Contest: Have some fun with your image uploads! The most creative #WheresWiz upload will be awarded a prize each day during #inWilm Week Visit inWilmWeek.com/WheresWiz for full contest details.

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Brandywine Baroque presents Arne’s Eliza Barn at Flintwoods • $13-$26 An English Opera named for Queen Elizabeth I. Featuring Laura Heimes, soprano; Julianne Baird, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Tony Boutte, tenor & Jeffrey Wienand, baritone

Rhythm of the Night

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Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 Follow Thomas “Fats” Waller’s journey in this 1978 Tony Award Winner musical tribute to popular 1920’s and ‘30’s black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance

Back to the 80’s Show w/ Jessie’s Girl World Cafe Live at The Queen • $15-$18 NYC band that is the definitive 80’s experience

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What You Didn’t Know About the Museum Delaware Museum of Natural History INcluded with Admission • Learn about some of the Museum’s hidden treasures in this fun, INteractive program and find out what goes on behind-the-scenes

DCAD’s Annual Scholarship Gala

DuPont Theatre • $40-$55 • An epic journey derived from a tale of good vs. evil told through Irish Dance featuring a world class troupe

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Music School of Delaware • $10 • Enjoy coffee, donuts and INformal conversations

Delaware College of Art and Design $50-$75 • “Make Your Mark at DCAD” with this champagne brunch - enjoy demos, an art sale featuring students’ work, auction of donated items or even contribute to the community painting

Arsht Hall • 2700 Pennsylvania Ave. $75-$150 • Fundraising event featuring a competition of custom-built dog houses, cat condos and pet furniture

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $10 Experience six INcredible singer songwriters all IN one evening #inWilm

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 See April 4th

Carolina Chocolate Drops The Grand • $31 • 4-piece, Grammy winning traditional folk band

St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine • 10 Old Church Rd. • 302.658.6915 • $20 • Music of Aaron Copland and Gabriel Jackson with guest soloist Zerrin Martin, mezzo

Rabbit Hole Wilmington Drama League • $12-$20 See April 4th

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World Cafe Live at The Queen • $10 International kids rock star Mister G’s Delaware CD release concert for his new bilingual album

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts FREE • Reception followed by a live art program - refreshments and food provided

The Candlelight Theatre • $33-$59 See April 4th

CoroAllegro presents IN the Beginning

Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes Mister G’s ABC Fiesta

Wilmington Trap Stars Street Art Exhibition Festival

Anything Goes

Gable Music’s Singer Songwriter Showcase

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Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts Community-wide exploration of Shakespeare’s most famous play - come share your thoughts on how Hamlet connects to your life today as DSF records video interviews

Classical Cafe: Schubert, a Blossoming Romantic with Daniel Carunchio

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts $25 • Benefitting the MS Society - be the first IN the know about this year’s WilmFilm Festival happening April 24 - 27 #inWilm

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Bank of America Museums On Us Delaware Museum of Natural History FREE with Bank of America Card Show your Bank of America credit, ATM or check card on the first full weekend of each month and receive FREE admission. See daily attractions for exhibit listing.

The Grand • $25 • A casual evening benefitting The Grand’s community outreach programs - enjoy drinks and chow with a Southern flare by Jack Daniel’s and Chelsea Tavern, a silent auction, beer bottle ringtoss, pie-toss and a mechanical bull

WilmFilm Exclusive Reveal Party

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“I Am Hamlet” Video Interviews with Delaware Shakespeare Festival

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The Candlelight Theatre • $33-$59 Nothing says “Classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating, boy-meets-girl musical set on the high seas

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $8 Lyrical wordsmith known for his unique blend of soul, spoken word, funk and hip-hop

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Anything Goes

Wilmington Drama League • $12-$20 Heartbreaking story of a couple trying to recover from the accidental death of their 4-year old son

Delaware Children’s Theatre • $13-$15 The princes are a boy band, the wizard is a manic party planner and they have the most glamorous, funny fairy godmothers ever come IN costume and join the princess parade

Downtown Hoedown

Richard Raw Live w/ Friends

Art on the Town Various Locations - artloopwilmingtonde.com for more • FREE • Tour local galleries, museums and alternative art spaces with opening receptions for the latest exhibitions

live @ the baby grand • $21 • High energy, Nashville-based quintet performing original story-songs with tight, three-part harmonies, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, bass, and drum

Wake Me When I’m Sixteen: The Sleeping Beauty Story

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Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts FREE • The title says it all - come out and help us kick off #inWilm Week with several participating organizations! Enjoy live hip hop and spoken word performances related to the DCCA’s Wilmington Trap Stars Street Art Exhibition and finish the night with the sounds of the re:Fresh DJ

baby grand - Studio 1 • $5 • Enjoy a lesson with the area’s hottest salsero Joe Figueroa while DJ Bis spins Latin beats

Rabbit Hole

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IN Wilmington Week Kickoff featuring Wilmington Trap Stars Street Art Exhibition Reception & re:Fresh - the Official Art on the Town After Party

The Music School of Delaware • $10 Join this award-winning songwriter for INspiring tips on songwriting

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Teddy Bear Tea 9 am

Delaware Art Museum • $12-$14 (INcludes museum admission plus lunch voucher) Engaging 30-min art discussion on Scott Heiser’s Claude Montana paired with delicious lunch IN the Museum’s Thronson Cafe

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Art is Tasty

Songwriting Workshop w/ Jessica Graae

Extreme Pizza • 201 N. Market St. 302.384.8012 • FREE • dark piano rock

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line 8 pm

Delaware Art Museum • $3 per child (includes admission for one accompanying adult) Ages 3-6. INtroduces young visitors every Friday to art and the Museum through a story-reading and interactive tour

Gable Music presents Emily Danger

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Glory of Stories: Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed

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Brandywine Zoo • $20-$25 Fun filled breakfast tea party - meet the zoo director, enjoy a story and live animal presentation and then explore the zoo to yourself before it opens to the public

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Music School of Delaware • FREE Four Music School “young alums” return to the stage to perform IN an evening of musical celebration

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Monday Night Movies: Caddyshack


Penn Cinema • $9.50-$11.50 Relive the classics on the big screen once again - digitally remastered and presented IN high quality in Penn’s state of the art theaters

12:30 pm 6:35 pm 7:30 pm 8 pm

10:35 am 7 - 10 pm 9 am

8 pm

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 See April 4th Delaware Art Museum • 30-$50 A dynamic blend of classical and modern music, featuring renowned Pyxis Piano Quartet, the Museum’s ensemble-IN-residence

The Grand • $31-$38 • Four blues masters, Marc Broussard, JJ Grey, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson IN a special evening of raw, rural blues and southern rock

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $18 Lyrically rich and musically adventurous, this accomplished finger-style guitarist’s music moves easily from guitar-driven rock to the open-tuned new acoustic frontier

Gable Music presents Mosno Al-Moseeki Cromwell’s Tavern • 3858 Kennett Pike 302.571.0561 • FREE Sudanese born, Baltimore-based songwriter performing a mix of originals & covers

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Art Salad 12 pm

1 pm

Frawley Stadium • $6-$10 • Families Eat Free Thursdays and Captain America Night

Glory of Stories: Rhonda Gowler Greene’s When a Line Bends...A Shape Begins Delaware Art Museum • $3 per child (includes admission for one accompanying adult) Ages 3-6 •See April 4th

Anything Goes The Candlelight Theatre • $33-$59 See April 4th

Art is After Dark: Dr. Sketchy’s Delaware Art Museum • $0-$10 • Sketch models from Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School of Philadelphia clad in ’80s outfits using Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser as inspiration

Parent’s Night Out - Hunt for Herps

Accessible Edibles: Cool Season Greens

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Delaware Center for Horticulture • $15-$20 Behind-the-scenes preview with TheDCH of early spring ephemerals at Mt. Cuba as you stroll through the woods and visit the pond with INsight from Mt. Cuba gardeners

Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

dON’T fORGET the daily attractions and featured exhibits.

Gable Music’s Jazz Night Extreme Pizza • 201 N. Market Street 302.384.8012 • FREE • Enjoy live jazz and half price bottles of wine

First & Central Presbyterian 1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371 • $3 Music from Baroque to today performed on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ

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World Cafe Live at The Queen • FREE Hear some of the best IN local music at this progressive talent competition by hearo.fm

Day Trip: Spring Preview at Mt. Cuba Center

dON’T fORGET the daily attractions and featured exhibits.


Unsung Hearos Open Stage

dON’T fORGET the daily attractions and featured exhibits.

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $13 INnovative, electrifying and zealous bass guitar player (and friends!)

Delaware Center for Horticulture • $30-$35 Master container gardener and TheDCH Public Landscapes Manager Martha Stephens helps you create an attractive container of edible plants

The Music School of Delaware • FREE Family concert with the premiere children’s choir for grades 2-8

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Jay Bratten & Friends

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Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 See April 4th

World Cafe Live at The Queen • FREE High quality chamber music led by local pianist Julie Nishimura

Market Street Music’s Noontime Concert: David Schelat, organist

Southern Soul Assembly

Delaware Children’s Chorus IN Concert

8 - 10 pm

7 pm

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Classical Revolution Delaware

Gable Music’s Music Video Showcase Theatre N at Nemours • $5 • Artists INclude WaveRadio, John & Brittany, RKVC, Travel Songs, Hot Breakfast! & more

Frawley Stadium • $6-$10 • Join area schools for an Education IN Baseball day featuring a special day time start

8 pm

Barn at Flintwoods • $13-$26 See April 4th

Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans


Concerts on Kentmere

8:30 - 11 pm

Brandywine Baroque presents Arne’s Eliza

2 pm

Delaware Children’s Theatre • $13-$15 Recommended Ages 6 & Up: See April 5th

Shining Stars Young Alumni Concert


dON’T fORGET the daily attractions and featured exhibits.

5 pm

Wake Me When I’m Sixteen: The Sleeping Beauty Story

Frawley Stadium • $6-$10 First 5,000 fans receive a free magnet schedule - check out the new-look Rocks and enjoy the deals of Two-riffic Tuesday

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Rabbit Hole Wilmington Drama League • $12-$20 See April 4th

Blue Rocks Season Home Opener vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

10:30 - 11:30 am

Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 See April 4th

Chelsea Tavern • $10 Enjoy a flight of five 6-ounce craft beer pours paired with tasty appetizers IN the underground of Chelsea Tavern

6 pm

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Flight Club

7 pm

The Candlelight Theatre • $33-$59 See April 4th


6 pm - 10 pm

Anything Goes


Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts FREE • Daniel Cutrone, Assistant Professor of Glass at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, talks about his solo exhibition Objects of Desire

6:30 pm

FREE • Experience the rich cultures of India and Pakistan with traditional South Asian performances and activities

5:30 - 7:30 pm

12 - 4:30 pm 12 - 3:30 pm 3 pm

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Delaware Museum of Natural History FREE with Bank of America Card See April 5th


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South Asia Festival: India & Pakistan

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Bank of America Museums On Us

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DuPont Environmental Education Center $15-$20 • Drop the kids of at DEEC and let them hunt for herps in the marsh at night while you have dinner #inWilm (parents receive a coupon to Timothy’s Riverfront Grill)

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Hagley Museum and Library • INcluded w/ Admission • Take an IN-depth, hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process

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Arden Concert Gild presents Teddy Thompson $15-$18 • Lean rock and roll with lush string arrangements on material that is both disarmingly catchy and startlingly frank

8 pm

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $15 • 3 voices, 1 guitar - featuring Nancy Josephson, Kathleen Weber, Natalee Smith and Jake Heck

9:30 am - 12 pm 1:30 pm 1:35 pm 2 pm

Frawley Stadium • $6-$10 • First 1,000 fans receive free Blue Rocks scarf, plus it’s #GoMo Saturday and Seeing Eye Dog Night

Iris Dement 8 pm

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $27 16 years after her last release, Dement’s new album Sing the Delta presents 12 self-penned compositions

Out & About presents Party Animals Loop 8 pm - 1 am

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds & Smells

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash

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Try Science: Be a Zoologist Delaware Children’s Museum • INcluded with Admission • Nurture your love for animals and learn more about what a zoology career entails IN this science exploration

The Grand • $28-$48 Delaware premiere of the classic fairy tale with the ultimate happy ending

2 pm

7 pm 7:05 pm 8 pm

Early Childhood Family Day: Nature’s Noises The Music School of Delaware • FREE Experience the magic of spring as you explore musical stories and listen to the sounds of nature

live @ the baby grand • $25 This musical comically explores the personal eccentricities, desires, and foibles of modern maturity through songs and sketches

First State Ballet Theatre: Cinderella

Workshop for Artists Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts $30-$60 • 2nd annual curatorial review artists are INvited to present their resume, artist statement and images of their work to regional curators

Anything Goes The Candlelight Theatre • $33-$59 See April 4th

Various Locations (visit outandaboutnow. com/loops for participating venues) • $5 Come dressed as your favorite party animal and enjoy 15 area clubs proceeds benefit local animal shelters


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Delaware Children’s Museum INcluded with Admission See April 12th

Family Sunday: Off the Wall

Assisted Living: The Musical

Animal Enrichment Workshop: Easter Egg Special Brandywine Zoo • $15-$18 • Discover what zoo keepers do to enrich the lives animals and then help make Easter-Egg style enrichment

Try Science: Be a Zoologist

2 pm

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $15-$17 Beautiful, orchestral punk rock since 1997

Brandywine Zoo • INcluded with Admission Read a fun story about animals or nature and meet a live animal friend

1 pm

3 pm

The Grand • $10 • The top amateur comedian finalists go head to head hosted by 2013 LOL @ The Grand Winner, Alex Grubard, featuring a special *7pm pre-performance by City Theater Company’s Fearless Improv

The Music School of Delaware • FREE • Join faculty, friends and students IN a monthly Jam session bringing together bluegrass & old time enthusiasts - all ages & levels welcome



10 am

Wake Me When I’m Sixteen: The Sleeping Beauty Story


Delaware Museum of Natural History FREE • Museum admission will be waived until noon thanks to PNC Bank - bring a friend!

11 am & 1 pm

The Music School of Delaware • $10 See April 5th

PNC Free Sunday Morning

Zoo Tales

12 - 3 pm

Songwriting Workshop w/ Jessica Graae

3 pm

8 pm* 9:30 am 10 am & 1 pm

Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 See April 4th

JAM IT! Bluegrass & Old Time Acoustic Session

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11 am

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Extreme Pizza • 201 N. Market St. 302.384.8012 • FREE • playing the best IN classic rock

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11 am & 1 pm

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Delaware Children’s Theatre • $13-$15 Recommended Ages 6 & Up: See April 5th

LOL @ the Grand

11 am & 2 pm

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World Cafe Live at The Queen • $10 A musical conversation, a sonic celebration, a splendiferous gathering of old and young; at a Billy Jonas show, the ensemble is EVERYONE!

Gable Music presents Dodging Cupid

6 pm

8 pm 8 pm

World Cafe Live at The Queen • $7 This trio blends traditional, contemporary and their own style of original blues rock

Peanut Butter & Jams welcomes Billy Jonas

6 pm

Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 See April 4th

2 pm

Ain’t Misbehavin’

2 pm

Frawley Stadium • $6-$10 • Enjoy Rock & Roll Night and a post-game fireworks show

2 & 8 pm

Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash

Blue Jay Slim and the Tone Blasters

8 pm

11:30 am

Delaware Art Museum • $30-$35 • Mix, mingle, and get a little messy IN the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere

7 pm

8 pm

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7 - 9 pm

Clay Date

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts FREE • Explore and create art for the outdoors IN conjunction with the exhibitions Sparrow Come Back Home and Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition



Anything Goes The Candlelight Theatre • $33-$59 See April 4th


On Screen/IN Person with “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” by Jim Hubbard Pay what you can • First feature-length documentary to explore ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from an historical perspective - INteract with the filmmaker after the screening

Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash Frawley Stadium • $6-$10 Sunday Family Funday

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Ain’t Misbehavin’ Delaware Theatre Company • $35-$45 See April 4th

First State Ballet Theatre: Cinderella


The Grand • $28-$48 See April 12th

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Wake Me When I’m Sixteen: The Sleeping Beauty Story Delaware Children’s Theatre • $13-$15 Recommended Ages 6 & Up: See April 5th

Assisted Living: The Musical


live @ the baby grand • $25 See April 12th


Gable Music’s Red Clay School District Student Showcase World Cafe Live at The Queen • $5 - $10 Featuring performances by students from 7 high schools #inWIlm

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Nature’s Bounty: NatureINspired Art

Art Salad Lunchtime Lectures: 12pm

Market Street Music: Copeland String Quartet

Gable Music presents Matt Woods & Megan Knight: 8:30pm

Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike • 302.658.9111

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts • 200 S. Madison St. • 302.656.6466

First & Central Presbyterian Church 1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371












Gone with the Wind: 7pm Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX Theatre 401 S. Madison St. • 302.656.4314



Cromwell’s Tavern 3858 Kennett Pike • 302.571.0561





Make & Take: Flowering Spring Baskets: 5:30pm

Wilmington Earth Day Celebration: 11am-2pm

Blue Rocks vs. Carolina Mudcats

Delaware Center for Horticulture 1810 N. DuPont St. • 302.658.6262

Rodney Square 11th & N. Market St. 800.445.4935 x 106

Frawley Stadium 801 Shipyard Drive • 302.777.5772









Look Who’s Turning 4!

From Toad to Tadpole: 10am

Delaware Children’s Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane • 302.656.1490

Evening w/ The Masters: 6:30pm

Peanut Butter & Jams: Lucky Diaz: 11am

Doubletree Hotel 700 King Street • 302.656.3257

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400








OperaDelaware’s Spring Sings: 7:30pm OperaDelaware Studios 4 S. Poplar St. • 302.658.8063

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live @ the baby grand 800 N. Market Street • 800.37.GRAND

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4.11.14 • 6 PM – 10 PM • DJ John Burke • Free For MeMBerS • $8 in aDvance • $10 at the Door

Sketch models from Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School of Philadelphia clad in ’80s outfits using Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser as inspiration. Special guest models include America’s Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff and burlesque royalty Kiki Berlin. Cash bar and café. Visit delart.org for details.

2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington, DE 19806 302.571.9590 | delart.org Fashion photograph (detail), c.1987. Scott Heiser (1949–1993). Ektachromeslide, 1 x 1 3/8 inches. Estate of the Artist.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, WIT is a deeply compassionate and uplifting story of a life and death conflict between the head and the heart.

By Margaret Edson Directed by Sanford Robbins

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Monsoon by Chelsea Martin at Cab Calloway School for the Arts



THE WILMINGTON ART LOOP FIRST FRIDAY, APRIL 4 | 5 - 9 p.m. re:Fresh at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts








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Downtown Loop

artloopwilm.org Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison Street Wilmington, DE 302-656-6466 thedcca.org

Wilmington Trap Stars

King and Queen by T.S. Kist


2nd and LOMA 211 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 2ndandloma.com

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Eyeshadow; A Bebe Ross Coker Brainchild.. Female photographers Faye Bonneau, Tracey Merritt, Thea Blunt, Hope Rose, Jeni Barton, Theresa Knox and Alli Marino. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. through Apr 30.

Jerry’s Artarama 704 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Wilmingtonde-jerrys.com

Bayfront Piazza by Veronica Mauro


Continuing Education Exhibition. All students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program are invited to participate in this annual exhibition that spotlights assignments completed while in the program. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Apr 25.

Christina Cultural Arts Center 705 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE ccacde.org


Nature’s Colorful Canvas, Stephanie E. Przybylek. The art is a colorful, carefully observed take on fish, fowl and animals. Inspired by coastal flora and fauna, her art sparks creativity and encourages appreciation of our natural world. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Feb 25. 54 APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

Delaware College of Art and Design 600 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Dcad.edu


Jen Hintz’s work is centered on patterns and motifs found in the natural world, artisan crafts, medieval illumination, and Islamic art that is fueled by a fascination with the purely ornamental and it’s interaction with the world around it. Art Loop reception 4 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Apr 30.


Artist J. Edourard’s intention is to excite the eye with each stroke of paint that evokes an emotion and encourages the mind to create. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Apr 28.


Photographer Lisa Joy presents her unique views of the world around her, including some travel imagery from Alaska and Thailand. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Apr 30.

Zaikka Indian Grill 209 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE zaikka.com

Magic Carpet by Jen Hintz


LOMA Coffee 239 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE lomacoffee.com

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Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition features striking examples of graffiti art, street murals, memorials, collages, tattooing, barbering, sneaker art, photography, and live performances. Sparrow Come Back Home pays homage to famous Trinidadian calypso singer The Mighty Sparrow, by Mark Harris and Carmel Buckley who transform hundreds of Sparrow’s albums into unique ceramic tiles. Mark Stockton’s Making Weight features meticulous graphite drawings of famous Delawareans, including Bob Marley, John DuPont, Henry Heimlich, and Jeff Gordon. Artist Daniel Cutrone’s Objects of Desire exhibition features exquisitely hand-crafted sculptural glass works. DCCA Studio Artists Renee Benson and T.S. Kist display new works. Art Loop reception 5 – 11 p.m. re:Fresh after party 8 - 11 p.m. On view Tue, Thu – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed & Sun

Bloomsberry Flowers 207 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE bloomsberry

White Buddha by Lisa Joy





The newly formed Brandywine Studio Group will present an eclectic exhibit of oil paintings and watercolors emphasizing freedom, imagination, vibrant color and dramatic light. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Apr 28.

Chelsea Tavern 821 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Chelseatavern.com




Fearless Lyme Fighters, Sarah Davenport. Local artist and Lyme Disease fighter shows a full scope of her work in an effort to raise awareness for the new non-profit organization, Fearless Lyme Fighters. 100% of all art sales will go to treatment for Chronic Late-Stage Neurological Lyme Disease which has left her disabled and is not covered by health insurance. Art Loop reception 5 – 11 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. through Apr 30. A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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West End Loop The Grand Opera House 818 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Thegrandwilmington.org Delaware Photographic Society


BRIX Gallery 1139 W. 7th Street Wilmington, DE Brixgallery.com 302.379.5747


Artists Ray Firmami and Bill Talarowski, both lifetime members of the Delaware Photographic Society are featured in The Mainstage Gallery with Eunice LaFate in the baby grand Gallery. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Jun 3.

Beacon of Light by The Sand Goddess



Turning A Blind Eye, The Sand Goddess and Ken Segal. An exhibit featuring sexual abuse and childhood maltreatment awareness and survivor art works including the 14-foot dual-sided sand painting, Turning A Blind Eye. Art Loop reception 5 – 9 p.m. On view by appointment through Apr 30.

A Prayer for Haiti by The Sand Goddess Painting by Eunice LaFate

The Redding Gallery 800 N. French Street Wilmington, DE artloopwilm.org

Spring Beauty by Beth Trepper


Spring Beauties, Beth Trepper. Whimsical photographs of beautiful women attired in somewhat odd pairings of garments: vintage haute couture & plastic Wellies, Flappers & feathers, top hats & canes and one adorable stuffed cow. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Apr 28. Gallery 919 Market 919 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Carspeckenscott.com 302.655.7173


Ursuline Academy 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue Wilmington, DE Ursuline.org


Art by Leslie Collins



Cabaret and Musee d’ UA; Ursuline Academy’s visual and performing art students in Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. A preview of Upper School art, AP art portfolio, Lower and Middle School art programs. UA Cabaret featuring One-act plays and Chamber Group. Art Loop Reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Sun Apr 6, 12 – 3 p.m.

Howard Pyle Studios 1305 N. Franklin Street Wilmington, DE howardpylestudio.org 302.656.7304




New paintings by Gerry Tuten. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Apr 30.

Art and Poetry, Maria Keane. Art and poetry with a special reading by the artist at 6:30 p.m. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view by appointment through May 1.

Wilmington Library 10 E. 10th Street Wilmington, DE wilmlib.org

Blue Streak Gallery 1721 Delaware Avenue Wilmington, DE bluestreakgallery6@gmail.com 302.429.0506

Beyond Pond Reflection by Gerry Tuten



Recycled Art, Cyntaya Welch and her Tatnall Preschool art students. This show features 3-D sculptural paintings made from recycled materials such as cardboard, dryer lint, puzzle pieces, and jewelry by 3 to 6 year old children. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Wed 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thu 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri & Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Apr 30. A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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Taylor by E.M. Saniga


Drawings and Marquettes; Lisa Bartolozzi, Mark Bockworth, Yolanda Chetwynd, Harold Kalman, Meinard Leckie, E.M. Saniga, Steve Tanis. A drawing group presents drawings and marquettes of the human form. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Apr 1.



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West End Loop

North of Wilmington Loop Kevin Melloy Pop-Up Studio 1805 Delaware Avenue Wilmington, DE

Coamo PR by Kevin Melloy

Cab Calloway School


for the Arts

100 N. DuPont Road Wilmington, DE Cabcallowayschool.org


Recent Works, Kevin Melloy and Brendan Slavin. The latest fauvismabstract painting series Caribbean Winter ’14 by Kevin Melloy with black and white portrait paintings by Brendan Slavin. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Monsoon by Chelsea Martin




Epilogue: Creatively Ever After. Cab Calloway salutes the 26 students enrolled in the 2014 Advanced Placement Studio Art class with an exhibition and print sale featuring a variety of works on paper, paintings, and sculpture selected from the Breadth and Concentrated Exploration sections of their AP Portfolios. Art Loop Reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through May 2. Visitors must first register in the school office.

What We Found There by Amy Su

Dragon Jar by Brendan Slavin

Carspecken Scott Gallery 1707 N. Lincoln Street Wilmington, DE Carspeckenscott.com 302.655.7173


An exhibition of oil paintings by Cortright Devereux. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. through May 10.

Project Space 2003 W. 17th Street Wilmington, DE Projectspacede.com 302.290.5620


Luscious Landscapes; Project Space presents traditional and non-traditional abstract and representational interpretations of landscapes in a group show featuring paintings and mixed media by area artists. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view by appointment through Apr 25. Station Gallery 3922 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE stationgallery.net

North Side Superior by George Martz


Landscapes of the Mind: A Glimpse of Reality; George Martz. Based on real places, Martz’s new oil paintings are transformed by his imagination and portray s
 tunning horizons in subdued colors with airy clouds and striking reflections of light. The result is a calming, inviting effect on the viewer. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m through Apr 26.


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Bellefonte Arts 803 Brandywine Blvd. Bellefonte, DE bellefontearts.com




Driven by his passion for Cherry Blossoms, Eric Zippe captures the miracle of spring with the lens of his camera. Christian Kanienberg transforms industrial elements and found objects into sculpture. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view Tue – Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m. through Apr 30.

Delaware Center for Conscious Living 1813 Marsh Road 2nd Floor Atrium Wilmington, DE Deconsciousliving.com 302.897.5573



Jacqueline Connell, a self taught local artist, features original acrylic impressionist paintings of spring flowers and original paintings of Delaware landmarks. Meg Betts Maurer and husband Mark re-purpose precious elements and energies of earth such as metals, glass and lapidary into wearable art. FREE Psychic Readings, Massage, Paraffin Dips, and Door Prizes. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view by appointment through Apr 30.


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New Castle Loop

artloopwilm.org Buzz Ware Village Center 2119 The Highway Arden, DE ardenbuzz.com 302.529.1510




Botanical Beauties, Sara Russell. Sparked by a passion for botanical illustrations and drawing inspiration from nature with its intricate shapes, many colors and textures, the artist shares her studies ranging from local wildflowers to the gardens of Colonial Williamsburg. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view by appointment through Apr 16.

Blue Heron Gallery 204B Delaware Street New Castle, DE Blueherongalleryde.com


Cactus Wren 406 Delaware Street Wilmington, DE Cactuswrengallery.com 302.328.7595


Welcome Spring, Earl Plummer. Colorful jewelry by a Navajo artist is a wonderful way to celebrate spring and the warmer months to come, with the natural turquoise and other stones reminding us of blue skies and flowers in bloom. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Tue – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1 – 5 p.m. through Jun 30.


Spring Light, Dawn Majewski. Watercolors that reflect Majewski’s mood, be it spring flowers or covered bridges in winter. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Wed – Sun 12 – 4 p.m. through Apr 30.

Storm Bird of Paradise by Dawn Majewski

Penn’s Place 26 E. 5th Street New Castle, DE Pennsplace.net 302.322.6334 Bar Trunk by Ken Sturgis



No Junk In These Trunks, Ken Sturgis.
The Snicker Ditch Trunk Company finds authentic steamer and doll trunks from the mid 1800’s through 1920’s and refurbishes them using original methods to turn them into functional pieces. Art Loop reception 6 – 8 p.m. On view Thu 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m. through Apr 30.

L&L Studio Photography & Rodney Pratt Framing 204 A Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.438.6545 rodneyprattframing.com




Spring Awakening, Fridam Ali and Samantha Nang. A selection of works that celebrate life by combining familiar subjects with the surreal imaginations of the artist. Art Loop reception 5 – 9 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 6:45 – 9:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. through April 30. Painting by Fridam Ali

Painting by Samantha Nang


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PRICES: $8 | adults $6 | senior/students 302.576.2565 Monday - Friday

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NR | 96 Minutes | April 4 - 6 Fri 2 & 8 | Sat 11 & 5 | Sun 11 In Italian with English subtitles Working under the name of Miele (Honey), Irene’s clandestine job is to help terminallyill people to die with dignity by giving them a drug that she secretly travels to Mexico to purchase. One day she supplies a new “client” with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy but tired of life. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. From this point on, Irene and Grimaldi are unwillingly locked in an intense and moving relationship which will change Irene’s life forever.

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME NR | 81 Minutes | April 4 - 6 Fri 5 | Sat 2 & 8 | Sun 2

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

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Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike. The muse to both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, they loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous Afternoon of a Faun for Tanny. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.


R | 90 Minutes | April 11-13 Fri 5 | Sat 2 & 8 | Sun 11 & 5 Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing as both Adam and Anthony, provoking empathy as well as disapproval while embodying two distinct personas. 58 APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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PG13 | 96 Minutes | April 18 - 20 Fri 2 & 8 | Sat 11 & 5 | Sun 2 A mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public. Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and expound on his “snowflakes,” tens of thousands of memos (many never previously published) he composed as a congressman and as an advisor to four different presidents, twice as Secretary of Defense.


NR | 112 Minutes | April 18 - 20 Fri 5 | Sat 2 & 8 | Sun 11& 5 In Romanian with English subtitles Calin Peter Netzer’s sharply crafted Child’s Pose pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses and even the victim’s family that her son was not recklessly speeding? this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love.


NR | 72 Minutes | April 22 | 7 p.m. A stunningly beautiful new film narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights the rebels, a group of citizens from many walks of life, who fought to establish public parks next to a densely populated urban center. U 
 nconvinced by land developers who promoted residential construction as unmitigated progress, citizens began banding together to preserve open spaces near where they lived. REBELS WITH A CAUSE describes in fascinating detail how dedicated conservationists raised Californians’ awareness of their power to promote change.


NR | 100 Minutes | April 25 - 27 Fri 5 | Sat 2 & 8 | Sun 2 NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and youngadulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin). VOLUME I also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.


PG13 | 80 Minutes | April 25 - 27 Fri 2 & 8 | Sat 11 & 5 | Sun 11 & 5 Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically - 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.


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FROM THE MAYOR Dear Neighbors and Friends, This winter season has been one of the most extreme in recent history. Since December 2013, the City’s Department of Public Works recorded 18 weather-related storms, totaling approximately 53 inches of snow, which is 33 inches more than an average winter. Our City’s Departments of Emergency Management, Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Licenses & Inspections worked around the clock when weather conditions threatened to pose increased risks to public safety. All department directors and our partners at Delmarva Power attended day-long, mandatory gatherings during snow emergencies to ensure that all needs were met and so that the team could collectively manage the day together with the benefit of everyone’s expertise at-hand. On days when City offices were closed, and even during states of emergency, approximately 124 Public Works staff used over 30 trucks and plows and an available 3,000 tons of salt, in efforts to coordinate safe conditions for Wilmington residents. Other critical supports were provided by the Departments of Constituent Services and Communications, who were also available around the clock to answer questions and disseminate information to the public. Additionally, the City Emergency Operations Center was open for 274 hours to address storm-related issues. The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross also collaborated with the City’s Emergency Operations Center to place 2,400 Wilmingtonians in emergency shelters during ‘Code Purple,’ and the Delaware National Guard was available for emergency missions. The city endured and survived these extreme conditions with smooth operations and minimal disruptions to city operations. I am truly proud of City Departments, the Wilmington Fire Department, the Wilmington Police Department, city employers and residents for ‘weathering the storms’ well and working together to keep each other safe. Thank you all and I look forward to enjoying the coming spring season.

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On Wednesday, February 19, The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington, Delaware, Inc. celebrated its Annual Civil Service Awards and Dinner at the Hotel duPont. The annual event recognized exemplary service of distinguished members of the Wilmington Police Department, Fire Department and the Paramedics of New Castle County.

Firefighter of the Year 2013 Chaplain Deputy Chief Reverend Brad Martin A 29-year veteran of the Department, Chaplain Deputy Chief fills diverse roles in the spiritual leadership of the Department. Reverend Martin responds to fires and fulfills his duties without any monetary assistance from the Department.

Police Officer of the Year 2013 Officer Antonio Tiberi Officer Tiberi graduated from the 94th Police Academy in 2010 and began a career characterized by professionalism and competency. Officer Tiberi’s supervisor, Lieutenant Daniel Selekman, offered that Officer Tiberi has an impressive work ethic and “quietly sets a standard on our platoon that we all strive for.”

Paramedics of the Year 2013 Paramedic First Class Katherine Watts Paramedic William Conklin from Medic 1 Paramedic First Class Matthew Mitchell Paramedic Thomas Hobbs from Medic 8 EMS Senior Lieutenant Joseph Dudley All were first responders to the report of a shooting with multiple victims at the New Castle County Court House, on February 11, 2013. Despite the extreme situation, often conflicting information during the crisis and the number and acute needs of victims, each of the individual Paramedics tended to each critical patient, despite the chaos and potential of other shooters on scene. Their professional commitment was invaluable. Kiwanis International is an international, coeducational service club founded in 1915. The Wilmington, Delaware Chapter was founded in 1918. The mission of the local and national organization centers around providing services and supports to children and the local community. APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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Mayor’s Business Roundtable Takes Steps Toward Improved Workforce and Economic Development

The Office of Economic Development

serves to grow and sustain the economy

Planning and Workforce Development

of the city. We have inherited some

subcommittees have been collabo-

thriving developments around the city,

rating and drafting action plans to

such as the Riverfront restaurants, IMAX

implement toward their stated goals.

Theater, and the Westin Hotel which is

These groups work in tandem to

scheduled to open this spring. Christiana

achieve the Economic Development

Care has invested over $200 million to

goals related to improving workers

expand and upgrade their services and

skills, defining job demand trends, and

hospital facilities for this entire region.

putting City residents back to work.

Woodlawn Trustees have announced

plans to redesign and redevelop 10

schmidt, President of the New Castle Harold B. Gray, Director Mayor’s Office of Economic Development

coming months that will improve the economic well-being,

sustainability, and quality of life in Wilmington. I am excited about the future of Wilmington and hope you will help us share the many good things which are happening with your family, colleagues and friends.

The Mayor’s Seven Step Plan to Build the City of Wilmington’s Economic Future:


of Downtown Visions and Mark Klein-

housing in the city.

There are many other plans and


Martin Hageman, the Executive Director

to provide affordable and energy efficient

projects which we will describe over the


Planning Subcommittee is chaired by

acres of ‘The Flats’ in west Wilmington,

The Economic Development


Improving Public Safety for businesses,


Maintaining a Business Roundtable to solicit


Positioning Wilmington as a magnet for


Improving effectiveness and efficiency of


Coordinating and integrating economic


Investing in training, education, and youth


Enhancing the marketing of the City of Wilm-

residents, and visitors to the City ideas and resources;

business development and operations; city permitting and licensing

developement throughout the city;

County Chamber of Commerce. They are focusing the group on the goal of coordi-

nating and integrating City Economic Development with New

Castle County and the local Chambers of Commerce. Their goal is to create a plan to develop an accurate, up-to-date catalogue of City economic development incentives and projects, collaborating with communities engaging in revital-

ization, and assisting businesses with becoming compliant for consideration of contracts and City projects.

The Workforce Development Planning Subcommittee is

chaired by Bob Chadwick, Executive Vice-President of the

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. This group is focused on the coordination and integration of economic

development throughout the City of Wilmington, by investing in training, education and employment opportunities.


accomplish these goals, the subcommittee will promote and

create accessible outlets for City residents to participate in training and other opportunities.

The City’s goal is to develop a more adequate and

prepared workforce, for current and future businesses and employment prospects.

employment programs; and

ington as a desirable business location.

Harold B. Gray, Director

Mayor’s Office of Economic Development

Mayor Williams and the Office of Economic Development

have engaged Wilmington’s business community into the Mayor’s Business Roundtable. The group’s subcommittees

have been aggressively organizing around issues central to economic development.


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Peter Spencer:

The City of Wilmington’s Adopt-A-Block program is a yearround, community-based effort to help make Wilmington a cleaner and more attractive City. By registering, organizations and groups agree to clean an area of the city several times over the calendar year. The City supports AdoptA-Block groups by planning clean-up and beautification occasions from spring to fall: the clean-up season begins on April 26, with the Department of Planning’s Annual Community Project Day and other cleanups are lead by the City throughout the year. Each of these organized neighborhood beautification events can count toward the four annual clean-ups required by the Adopt-A-Block program. Registered groups are able to work directly with the City Department of Public Works to collect debris and litter gathered during Adopt-a-Block efforts. “This initiative falls under the RISE Campaign, along with Community Project Day and the Community Clean-Ups organized by my administration throughout the year,” asserts Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “There is an importance and necessity of preserving the community and keeping our city A Clean clean,” he says. “Maintaining Neighborhood clean streets for ourselves is reflects pride in one of the first steps in taking where we live ownership of our communities.” Block cleaning may include activities such as: planting trees, planning landscape projects, trash and recycling, door-to-door outreach for civic engagement, or any beautification or curb-appeal project. Participating organizations are recognized with the placement of a green and white Adopt-a-Block sign placed in the area the group agrees to “adopt.” “The Mayor understands that a clean neighborhood reflects pride in where we live. To that end, he has challenged us to increase participation in the program and support residents who want to do their part,” shares Jill K. Morrison, Director of Constituent Services. Leonette Traylor is the department’s coordinator. “We are here to support the involvement of any group who would like to be a part of the program,” says Traylor. The Adopt-a-Block program openly encourages and invites schools, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, businesses, corporations and neighborhood groups throughout this great City to take part in this year-round effort to clean and beautify Wilmington streets, neighborhoods and public areas.

On February 28, 2014, Mayor Dennis P. Williams joined City Council President, Theo Gregory, members of City Council and other City officials to celebrate the rededication of Peter Spencer Plaza, which sits on the 800 block of downtown Wilmington, between French and King Streets. Peter Spencer founded the first independent, African American church in the United States, here in Wilmington, Delaware. Born a slave in Kent County, Maryland, Spencer (1782-1843) was freed following the death of his master and came to Wilmington. Spencer joined a white congregation upon his arrival. However, in 1805, upset by the church’s treatment of blacks, he and roughly 40 others walked out to form their own congregation. Spencer’s early congregation called itself Ezion, also in our City of Wilmington, which is now represented by Ezion-Mt. Carmel Church on Walnut Street. Ezion-Mt.Carmel Church continued to associate with the white congregation of their founding, until further interference led to the creation of what was then called the Union Church of African Members. The fully-independent church became the African Union Peter Spencer Methodist Protestant Church was not only a (A.U.M.P.) in 1866, which still pioneer for African thrives on Franklin Street. The Plaza rededication cereAmericans but mony, was highlighted by remarks people of all races from Reverend Dr. Lawrence Livingston, of Spencer’s Mother African Union Church. Reverend Livingston shared his perspectives on why Peter Spencer should be revered as one of the City of Wilmington’s and State of Delaware’s most venerated forefathers of the Civil Rights Movement, alongside Louis L. Redding, Herman Holloway, Sr., James Gilliam, Sr., Reverend Maurice Moyer, and many others. According to Reverend Livingston, “The Civil Rights movement began on September 18, 1813 when a young churchman stood on the foundation of the Declaration of Independence and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to declare the Civil Right to establish a church organization. That church was the Union Church of African Members, the first fully independent church organization in the country for people of African descent. It was a church by people of African descent and with people of African descent in leadership. It was the beginning of the civil right to religious freedom for all people in this nation, and it started right here in Wilmington, Delaware. That churchman, of course, was Peter Spencer.” Mayor Dennis P. Williams also spoke about Peter Spencer’s and Wilmington’s significance in the American Civil Rights story. “During Black History Month we honor and recognize the contributions of African Americans across the country, but we must also take the opportunity to honor those who directly impacted our community. Peter Spencer was not only a pioneer for African Americans but people of all races,” said Mayor Williams. “While we have come far, there is still much work to be done to ensure everyone is treated equally and have access to the same opportunities. Peter Spencer Plaza stands as a reminder of one of our city’s progressive leaders who helped move the City of Wilmington and the entire nation forward.”

A Great Way to Join the Movement

For more information please call the Office of Constituent Services at (302) 576-2489 or visit the City of Wilmington website at: www.WilmingtonDE.gov/residents/adoptablock.


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OUR CUPS RUNNETH OVER Passover and Easter wine recommendations By Ciro Poppiti with Anne Hood


“The Lord is my shepherd,” sings King David in the 23rd Psalm. “My cup runneth over.” At this time of the year, everyone wants their cups running over as we celebrate the end of the snow and the high holy days of Easter and Passover. At the close of this column, I offer some goodies for the Easter table. However, let me first tackle a question that pops up frequently among wine enthusiasts: What do you recommend as a good kosher wine? There is not a straightforward answer, in the same way that I could give a dozen responses for a good Chardonnay or Merlot. Yes, there are plenty of good kosher wines. However, the wines on our local shelves are not only designated kosher, but mevushal as well. You see, if someone like me, who is not of the faith, opens and pours a kosher wine, the wine can no longer be deemed kosher. The solution is to make the wine both kosher and mevushal. With a mevushal wine, if I pour a bottle, the wine is still kosher. The downside is that in order to be called mevushal, the wine must be heated first. In fact, mevushal means “to boil.” Unfortunately, heating wine can be fatal to its taste. Consequently, you really have to search to find a good kosher/mevushal wine. Fear not. I now turn to my longtime friend, Anne Hood, renowned for her wine knowledge and sommelier skills. Here is her insight into the best picks for Passover: I recently attended the Kosher Food & Wine Experience in New York City. I was the guest of wine expert Jennifer Brooks and her employer, Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware. Southern has the largest portfolio of kosher wines of any distributor in the state.

Over the course of the day, we tasted 40-plus kosher wines and didn’t even scratch the surface. Keep in mind that Jen and I are professionals— don’t try this at home. The trick is not to swallow the wine, but rather to swish it around in your mouth, take a few notes, then spit it out. And if you are like some of us wine geeks, over-think it. Half of the 50 wineries being poured were from Israel. Other contingencies included California, France, Spain and Italy. With the increased global interest in wine, Israel is now producing a number of sophisticated offerings. The most important regions to look for are Upper and Lower Galilee, Golan Heights, Shomron, Samson, Judean Hills and Negev. Here are some best bets, which are all available at Kreston Wine & Spirits, a local retailer that specializes in kosher wines: • Barkan Classic Chardonnay ($12.49, Israel). Refreshingly crisp. • Baron Herzog Merlot ($15.99, sustainably farmed, California). Rich mouth-feel and finish. • Bartenura Moscato ($14.99, Italy). Fresh and effervescent. Thank you, Anne. And now, dear readers, here are some wines for poppin’ when the Easter Bunny comes hoppin’: • Folie A Deux Pinot Noir ($19.99, California). Great food wine. Pairs well with the many courses of a holiday meal. • Steve Bird Pinot Gris ($19.99, New Zealand). New Zealand has more sheep than people, so leave it to a Kiwi to understand what to serve with lamb. For the white wine lover. —Ciro Poppiti is the Register of Wills for New Castle County. JANUARY APRIL 2014 2014 | | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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FAIR WEATHER POURS Cool down this spring and summer with the following area expert-recommended drinks

After our record snow, everyone is begging for some sign of spring. For me, that sign is the arrival of rosé wines. Rosés are often overlooked by many people, but these wines are spring in a bottle, bursting with aromas of fresh flowers and flavors of strawberry, raspberry and citrus. They are the ultimate pairing for everything spring and summer have to offer. Picnics, barbeques, or sitting on the deck or by the pool—a dry, refreshingly crisp rosé is the perfect accompaniment. My new pick is Blue Plate by the Picnic Wine Company of California. A Grenache rosé, it’s an ode to the perfect spring day. Enjoy on a blanket, with a Yogi Bear-size picnic basket and lots of friends. Cheers!

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Corey Osby and Universal Funk Order sell out The Queen twice at Rick James tribute shows

World Cafe Live at The Queen bartender Corey Osby became music icon Rick James at sold-out shows at The Queen. Photo Matt Urban

By Krista Connor orey Osby, a bartender for 11 years, has served at Wilmington’s World Cafe Live at The Queen since its opening in 2011. So, not unexpectedly, I spot him at the bar when I walk into The Queen’s upstairs venue on a quiet weekday. But today he’s on the other side of the bar on a stool, aloof, scrolling through his phone, dressed in all black and wearing a fedora and sunglasses (which stay on during the interview. “I always [wear them] and have done so for years now,” Osby says. “It’s for aesthetics as well as practicality.” He keeps them on indoors and at night, which he says minimizes losing or breaking them.) He turns to greet me at the last possible second, although I suspect he had already seen me. “It’s a role, it’s all a role,” he later says. Turns out that he has a growing number of them to fill. This is his suave role as “promoter.” For someone who has spent over a decade behind the bar, Osby now is also finding his place as a performer, one with no promotion experience who managed to sell out The Queen twice within the past 12 months alongside area band Universal Funk Order. Osby impersonated the

music icon Rick James at the two tribute shows with UFO, who sang and played along with him. Selling out shows is a feat local acts rarely accomplish at The Queen, which is one of the state’s biggest venues. “I’m in a very unique situation,” Osby says. “When you’re on stage, you’re in a role as a performer; when a bartender, your role’s a bartender. But it’s not something I’ve ever tripped over. When I’m a fulltime performer and promoter, which is an aspiration of mine, I’ll be a different type of person, because that’s what that role asks for.” Osby, who has a limited amount of performing experience—a band here, background singer there—says his musical past is nothing he “could put on a resume at all.” Until a few years ago, that is, when he met members of Universal Funk Order, a funk-rock-hip-hop Newark group. They asked if Osby would perform a song with them, and they all decided that he’d sing “Mary Jane” by the late R&B-soul-funk-pop artist James. It was a success, and it gave Osby an idea. He Facebook messaged UFO vocalist Reid Kelley: “Why don’t we consider doing a Rick James tribute show?” ► APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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“He liked it,” says Osby, and the show was set for September 2013 upstairs at The Queen. “No one knew how big it could become, but I had an idea it could be strong.” The Queen and Osby’s coworkers supported him through the whole process and transitions back and forth between behind-the-bar and center stage. “We’re all very proud of Corey,” says The Queen’s general manager, Derek Newton. “He’s still the same Corey.” “I think a lot of people here would agree that I’m not up on anything—I’m not too high on what just happened; I don’t let it affect me,” Osby says. “I come here and I’m focused. It’s simply a role. I don’t let it influence me in terms of how I perform a role, because I know it will be disappointing to my coworkers, whom I respect, to let that kind of success change me.” Part of Osby’s and UFO’s strategy included keeping ticket prices low— between $8 and $10. Also, says Osby, his positivity, optimism, and likeability and salesmanship as a bartender are what helped sell the shows, despite the fact that few people had even heard him sing before. “I was out there hustling hard. Promoting, selling; it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that I’m directly responsible for 85 to 90 percent of tickets sold,” he says. “I was selling tickets before we even had band rehearsals.” He doesn’t own a car, so if he knew somebody who wanted a ticket, even in “the dead of winter,” he’d walk it to the buyer. Behind the bar he frequently brought up the shows to people, although he says he was careful not to “hijack” anybody. “Everything came intuitively and instinctively, and I felt that I had a product that would move,” Osby says, especially since Rick James was such a well-known artist—ideal for a tribute show. Diving into the character of James was exhausting but amazing, Osby says. His goal was to stay true to the integrity of the


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performer, which translated to Osby and the whole band dressing in ’70s Jamesstyle outfits. His best friend helped him to get the look, which consisted of a leopard-print shirt, gold chain, and, of course, a wig for the famous James hair. After the success of the first show, the second was held at the downstairs venue on Feb. 21. That one sold out too, with more than 550 tickets. “The first show was experimental and it worked; the next show we knew we had it,” says Osby. Right now, he’s planning to put away the wig and change gears. This October he’ll put on a James Brown show meshed with a tribute to hip hop, with Delaware hip hop artist Richard Raw. A Brown biopic will be released around that time, so Osby says it’ll be easy “to sell the show.” In the future, he’s looking for bigger challenges. “I’ve done it here in Wilmington twice, and there’s really no bigger venue in Delaware,” Osby says. “I can sell it in Delaware, but it’s not a challenge at this point. Maybe move to Philadelphia?” The last show was video and audio recorded, so he says he’s looking forward to hearing positive feedback from professionals in the industry after sharing the recordings on social media and YouTube. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I start getting calls, but don’t know for sure,” he says hopefully. Asked what he wants people to walk away with after a show, he thinks a moment, then says, “Inspiration.” When he sold the shows, he wasn’t just selling shows but himself as well, he explains, with the idea that as long as you have the drive and effort and right support staff around you, with positive thinking, and as long as you know your limitations, you can accomplish what you want. “We put together one of the better shows The Queen has ever seen, and that’s not coming out of naivety and cockiness,” Osby says. “I’ve worked here and seen most of the shows. The [February] show was amazing.” For more information, visit www.queen. worldcafelive.com. The Queen is at 500 N. Market St.


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SHINING A LIGHT On Saturday, February 22, more than 50 musicians performed songs of the Rolling Stones before a sell-out crowd at World Cafe Live at The Queen for the third annual Shine A Light on The Queen show. All proceeds from the show go toward local music education programs in the Wilmington community.


“The beauty of Shine A Light is the fact that it’s one huge rotating band made up of about 50 musicians. No two songs in the show have the same lineup. Besides playing drums, my job with SAL is designing all the artwork and helping manage the matrix of a song list. We start by narrowing it down to about 30 songs. After that, we first assign the lead singer, then rhythm section, guitars, and finally horns and background vocals. The whole process is just amazing to see come together over a two-month span. For me, the best part of SAL is seeing the joy on everyone’s face as they come off stage from a song that they just crushed. We are all so lucky we get to play with some of the area’s best talent. You won’t find a better group of people.” —Kevin McCabe, Production Manager, Shine A Light on The Queen 1. Michael Davis of The Bullets rocks a solo during the show’s opener, “Start Me Up.” 2. Kat Pigliacampi brings a woman’s touch to “Beast of Burden.” 3. Harp player Rob Schuler and bassist Kevin Tarzanin light it up for “Hang Fire.” 4. (L-R) Micciulla, Rob Grant, Brad Newsom, and Kurt Houff on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Photos Joe del Tufo




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TUNED IN Not-to-be missed music news By Krista Connor

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PRETTY SIMPLE Wilmington’s Sarah Koon released a single last month, with more artistry to come Ethereal and haunting, now flowing, now choppy, Sarah Koon’s newest single, “Pretty Simple,” from the EP This Kind of Education, was released last month by the Wilmington vocalist and pianist. The EP, which Koon says she hopes will be released by the end of this month, will be a follow-up to last April’s After Shocks, Thoughts & Mathematics. Look for more on the EP next month. “Pretty Simple,” featuring Harmony Mooney on harp and Samuel Nobles on bass, embraces eccentricity, with a quirky look at one’s ever-changing self, and finding and redefining values in the midst of a relationship, Koon says. “In the end it’s all about applying love to yourself and your partner, because this is why you’re here,” says Koon. “And what you want more than anything is to get beyond the sometimes painful and confusing complications of life and partnership, and just love.” Listen to “Pretty Simple” here: www.sarahkoon.bandcamp.com/ album/this-kind-of-education. Find Koon on Facebook at www. facebook.com/sarahkoonmusic. FROM YOUR SEAT TO THE DANCE FLOOR Area band promises to keep things lively April 11 SkinnyB, a Delaware rock-pop group, will be playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, April 11, at Cheney’s on the Pike in Wilmington. Formed six years ago, the group plays classic rock, blues, country and current top-40 chart releases. “Our goal has always been to play music people can relate to and get them out of their seats and on the dance floor,” says lead singer Stephanie Gravely. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/SkinnyBband. The venue is at 1804 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington.

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RED CLAY SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENT SHOWCASE Seven high schools present an evening of music On Sunday, April 13, from 6-9 p. m., students from seven high schools will present the Red Clay School District Student Showcase. Participating schools are Alexis I DuPont High School, John Dickinson High School, Conrad Schools of Science, Delaware Military Academy, Thomas McKean High School, Cab Calloway School of the Arts and Charter School of Wilmington. Tickets are $10. Hosted by Gable Music Ventures, the event will be held at The Queen in Wilmington. For more info, visit www.queen. worldcafelive.com. The Queen is at 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. THE SOUTHERN SOUL ASSEMBLY Renowned artists play Wilmington on limited-stop tour Thursday, April 10, brings The Southern Soul Assembly to The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. The group includes some of the South’s most exciting contemporary musicians: JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson. These four blues masters will create an evening of raw, rural blues and southern rock. Grey’s roots run deep in north Florida country; Broussard and Osborne represent New Orleans and Cajun southern culture, while Dickinson hails from Memphis and brings Tennessee soul to his guitar. There are fewer than 20 performances on this tour. For more info, visit www.thegrandwilmington.org. The Grand is at 818 N. Market St., Wilmington.


UPSTAIRS IN APRIL Every Second Wednesday: Unsung Hearo’s Open Stage Monthly Residency The Sermon! on April 16th (7pm) Wed 2 – Three Sheets to the Warrior Pose Yoga Instruction, Craft Beer, Music & more!! (7pm) ALSO – Chile Chili Wine Dinner (7pm) Thurs 3 – Sarah Borges and Girls, Guns and Glory Fri 4 – Richard Raw Live in Concert with Friends Sat 5 – Gable Music Ventures presents: April Singer Songwriter Showcase (7pm) Mon 7 – Jay Bratten and Friends Tues 8 – Unsung Hearos Open Stage (7pm) Wed 9 – Classical Revolution Delaware (5pm) Thurs 10 – Willy Porter and Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner Fri 11 – Blue Jay Slim and the Tone Blasters with Billy Pierce

WEEKNIGHT TUNES Wilmington’s Extreme Pizza features jazz each Wednesday Every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. at Wilmington’s Extreme Pizza on Market Street, grab a half-priced bottle of wine and relax to the sound of live jazz. These nights are presented by Gable Music Ventures, with no cover charge. April 30 features The Royal Nonesuch Jazz Ensemble. For more info visit www. gablemusicventures.com. Extreme Pizza is at 201 N. Market St.

Sat 12 – Honey Child (Nancy Josephson, Kathleen Weber, Natalee Smith and Jake Heck) Thurs 17 – Carole King Tribute - Tapestry Revisited with Lori Citro and Friends Fri 18 – Box of Rain Wed 23 – Robbie Fulks and Chris Mills Thurs 24 – Chris Eldridge (of Punch Brothers) and Julian Lage with The Dupont Brothers Fri 25– Up Nights, LuxDeluxe, and Simon Lowe Sat 26 – Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (3pm) ALSO – Dukes of Destiny and The House on Cliff Wed 30 – The Verdict Vision Tour Preview Concert

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raft Day, directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) and starring Kevin Costner, bristles with the rivalries, full-body slams, and rampant testosterone one would expect from a film set entirely within the stadiums of the National Football League. Except that Draft Day plays out not in these arenas but in their administrative offices, as rival general managers, coaches, and owners jockey for advantage on the day of the annual college draft. Essentially Moneyball for the NFL demographic, Draft Day is unimaginatively plotted, emotionally manipulative, and ultimately quite predictable. Nevertheless, the movie is immensely good fun, and even manages to partially redeem the reputation of Costner, who has never lived up to the promise of his ‘80s and ‘90s glory days.

Set on the day of the draft in a fictionalized but familiar NFL, the movie follows the steps of Sonny Weavers, Jr. (Costner), the unpopular general manager of those perennial losers, the Cleveland Browns. Sonny has a full roster of issues: he is the son of the team’s beloved former head coach (whom he controversially fired); his girlfriend and fellow team executive has revealed her unexpected pregnancy; he is at odds with a petulant owner as well as the current head coach, who is expensive and egotistical. And, oh yes: he is stuck managing the hapless Browns. As the clock ticks down (quite literally on screen) to the draft itself, Sonny must weigh his options for players to draft and people to alienate in doing so. ► APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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The screenplay trades heavily on the conflicting tensions of Sonny’s choices and the consequences of those choices. But it also banks on the public’s fascination with professional football and every aspect of its culture, from the field to the executive suites. Draft day (the event, not the film) is already a public and media frenzy, and this movie taps into the drama of that national obsession. The film benefits from a top-notch cast, which includes not only Costner in an appealing performance, but also Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman and even Sean “P Diddy” Combs. They create credible drama out of characters who are little more than simple plot devices. Ivan Reitman’s brisk and efficient directing style also keeps the story (mostly wordy, machismo-laden phone conversations with other GMs) moving along. Reitman takes the familiar camera technique of split screens—depicting both ends of a phone call in sideby-side images—and styles it up by breaking the wall of the screen split. Characters in two different locales gesture across the dividing wall, and even walk past their counterparts with clever use of computer trickery. Reitman also uses scenes of franchise skylines and loving helicopter shots of recognizable stadiums to gin up the viewers’ football fervor. Expectation is a dangerous aspect of assessing movies. Who hasn’t been crushed by a film that didn’t live up to what one hoped it would be? But sometimes low expectations can have an unexpected benefit. Being neither a fervent fan of the sport and certainly not an admirer of Costner, I went to this movie with little enthusiasm. I came away pleasantly surprised and somewhat chastened. Draft Day is not great art, but it is confident filmmaking. That asset, combined with the natural drama and built-in ardor of its football-loving demographic, makes for an enjoyable glimpse of sports drama, this time off the field. Muppets Most Wanted, the second entry in the recently-rebooted franchise, should delight both children and adult audiences, on one simple condition: one has to buy into the Muppet gestalt. The Muppet magic, if it works on you, synthesizes the appeal of human actors interacting with felt and fur ones, mixed with a healthy dose of camera tricks, punny wordplay and broad referential humor, a hodge-podge of pastiche songs, and lots and lots of celebrity cameos (this time including Sean Combs, Chloe Grace Moretz, Usher and Lady Gaga). As if it really matters, the plot concerns an identity mix-up between Kermit and Constantine, an amphibian criminal mastermind who is Kermit’s twin but for a prominent lip mole. As the Muppet troupe tours Europe, Constantine (disguised as Kermit—no mole) uses their shows to commit museum heists while the real Kermit languishes in a surprisingly upbeat Russian gulag. All this is just a framework for a hilarious barrage of sight gags, silly songs, and inside jokes, all delivered with the earnest desire to entertain that has always been the Muppets’ signature. Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell are the human stars in this movie, and I was struck by the unfettered enthusiasm, even joy, that they brought to their performances. That feeling transfers directly to the audience. APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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By Paula Goulden & Mark Fields

Nothing gives you the unique flavor of a place like a terrific movie. But you can make it taste even better by pairing that movie with a meal using that locale’s traditional cuisine. Here’s our world tour of food and film. Howl’s Moving Castle

(2004) — A Taste of Tokyo

Hayao Miyazaki’s fanciful animation delights the eyes while puzzling the head in this story of a young girl transformed into an old woman by a spiteful witch. Her only hope of rescue lies in the hands of a strange wizard with a fantastical house that can pick itself up and walk. Miyazaki’s films defy any sensible narrative but the visuals are stunning. Enjoy Howl’s Moving Castle with a three-course Japanese feast: beef negimaki (beef medallions wrapped with scallions in a miso sauce), salmon teriyaki with jasmine rice, and a green tea gelato. Amelie (2001) — A Taste of Paris Young Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is a naïve innocent who has very definite ideas about justice. In her unique way, she helps her Parisian neighbors and other people down on their luck, and in the process finds love. The movie made Tautou an international star. A bistro lunch of croque monsieur (a gooey toasted ham and gruyere cheese sandwich) with ratatouille and café au lait echoes the casual energy of Amelie. Casablanca (1943) — A Taste of Morocco Perhaps the most romantic movie of all time finds ex-pat Humphrey Bogart drowning his sorrows in his Moroccan saloon when he re-encounters the mysterious woman who broke his heart, Ingrid Bergman. Set against the political tensions of World War II, Casablanca features terrific performances from the stars, including Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, and Conrad Veidt, an endlessly quotable script, and the classic theme song “As Time Goes By.” To enjoy the exotic setting (filmed on a Hollywood soundstage, of course), serve up harira (fragrant tomato and lentil soup), lamb tagine (a slowly-cooked spicy stew) with almonds and apricots, and a dessert of sesame cookies called chabakia. Good Will Hunting (1997) — A Taste of Boston Will (Matt Damon) is a janitor at MIT who can solve mathematical problems that stump professors. He’s torn between loyalty to his working class buddy (Ben Affleck) and the professor (Stellan Skarsgard), whose awe of Will’s mathematical genius could help Will find a different life, not to mention the sexy Harvard undergrad Skylar (Minnie Driver) who falls for Will. A big assist from a psychologist (Robin Williams) with his own baggage helps Will navigate between South Boston and Harvard Square. Fried clams and Boston baked beans are on the menu at the Southie bars that Will and his buddies frequent, but he and Skylar can meet at Faneuil Hall for a traditional New England dessert—Indian pudding (cornmeal sweetened with molasses) The Big Easy

(1986) — A Taste of New Orleans

A mildly corrupt but decent cop (Dennis Quaid) and a brisk special prosecutor (Ellen Barkin) find themselves working together to solve a series of murders related to the local mob. Filled with the colorful characters and rousing music you would expect from its New Orleans setting, The Big Easy cleverly blends a police thriller with a very steamy romance. Start with a piquant shrimp etouffee with onions and peppers, then move to a seafood gumbo that includes andouille sausage and okra, and finish off with a warm chunk of bread pudding topped with a whiskey hard sauce. APRIL 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Chefs Jason Davis and Joanne Millet helped Catherine Rooney’s win the Cajun appetizer contest.

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Inaugural Cajun Crown goes to Catherine Rooney’s ho would have thought that an Irish bar would steal the show in a Cajun cooking contest? But that’s what happened during the inaugural Cajun Crawl, held March 1 in Newark, as Catherine Rooney’s earned the Cajun Crown for preparing the tastiest appetizer, according to Out & About Magazine’s team of guest judges, which included: Out & About columnist Robert Lhulier (executive chef, University & Whist Club), former Newark Mayor Vance Funk, Ed Matarese (Food Bank of Delaware), Joanne Miro (21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children), State Rep. Joseph Miro (22nd District), Star Lotta (Suiting Warriors), Stacey Amon (Swift Financial), Jack Jadach (21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children) and Debbie Sweeney (Patterson Schwartz). The winning appetizer combo was a shrimp and crab etouffee featuring Abita Mardi Gras Bock and an Irish jambalaya featuring Abita Turbodog (Use of an Abita product in the recipe was a contest requirement). Both dishes were prepared by chefs Joanne Millet and Jason Davis. Eleven Newark restaurants participated in the Cajun Crawl.


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SATURDAY, MAY 17 12:45-1:45PM ON THE GRAND PRIX RACE COURSE Market Street • Downtown Wilmington


You & your family can join the recreational ride that takes place on the same course the pro racers use.

OR, you can run or walk the course!


(this is a non-competitive, untimed family event) * Team, school or non-profit organization with most participants wins $500

All proceeds benefit:



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FRI-SUN | MAY 16-18, 2014 “The Wilmington Grand Prix has become one of the premier cycling events in the nation.” — Micah Rice, VP, National Events, USA Cycling

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