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MAGAZINE

It’s Been Quite A

SHOW 25 Memorable Years for City Arts Scene

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• What’s Happening on the Riverfront • WRC Staff Picks in the City

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Fri-Sun | May 17-19, 2013 “The Wilmington Grand Prix has become one of the premier cycling events in the nation.” — Micah Rice, VP, National Events, USA Cycling

Friday - Saturday March 17-19, 2013

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It’s Been Quite a Show Highlighting 25 memorable years of Wilmington’s arts scene. By Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald

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On the Riverfront

ABOUT THE “IN” CAMPAIGN

Wilmington is truly in the middle of it all, and the “in” campaign is a celebration of the accomplishments we continue to achieve as a community to make our city stronger and more attractive. From neighborhood and business development to our arts and cultural scene, the people of Wilmington are working together to support our city’s ongoing growth and prosperity.

ABOUT WILMINGTON MAGAZINE

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WHAT’S ‘IN’ FOR

MARCH 2013

MUSIC

NOW - SAT, JUNE 15

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

NOW - SATURDAY, MARCH 16

FOOD & DRINK

NOW - FRIDAY, MAY 31

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 8PM

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imPERFECT CITY: A UserGenerated Community

The Producers: A Mel Brooks Musical

State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle

LOL@THEGRAND, live @ the baby grand

DCCA • 200 S. Madison Street 302.656.6466 • bitly.com/XFJ9yi

New Candlelight Theatre • 2208 Millers Rd. 302.475.2313 • bitly.com/Wlytb4

Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590 bitly.com/XFJctG

818 N. Market Street • 302.658.7897 bitly.com/WlyvzM

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 9AM-9PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 8PM

WED, MAR 6 - SUN, MAR 17

WED, MAR 6 - SUN, MAR 10

Ninth Annual Drawing Marathon

Ballak Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Kora & Cello

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

MidAtlantic Wine & Food Festival benefitting 9 Delaware-based

Delaware College of Art and Design 600 North Market St. • 302.622.8000 bitly.com/XFJctI

Arden Gild Hall • 2126 The Highway 302.475.3126 • bitly.com/Wlytb8

Delaware Theatre Company 200 Water St. • 302.594.1100 bitly.com/XFJ9OP

FRI, MAR 8 - SUN, MAR 10

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 7PM

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 5-7PM

Hooray for Hollywood

FullSet

$2 Night

Beethoven's World

DuPont Theatre • 11th & Market Streets 302.656.4401 • bitly.com/Wlytba

The Grand • 818 N. Market Street 302.658.7897 • bitly.com/WlyvzO

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 bitly.com/XFJa5a

Laird Performing Arts Center at The Tatnall School • 1501 Barley Mill Road 302.998.2292 • bitly.com/WlyvzQ

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 5:30PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 8PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 12PM

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arts organizations! Various Locations #inWilm • bit.ly/RJnlFt

FRI, MAR 22 - SUN, MAR 24

Cirque Ziva

7th Annual Muttini Mixer

The Infamous Stringdusters

Easter Egg Hunt

The Grand Opera House 818 N. Market Street • 302.658.7897 bitly.com/WlyvQ4

Delaware Center for Horticulture 1810 North Dupont Street • 302.658.6262 bitly.com/Wlytrq

World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 North Market Street • 302.994.1400 bit.ly/XnwfFq

Marshall Steam Museum 3000 Creek Road • 302.239.2385 bitly.com/Wlytrs

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ART IS IN - EXHIBITS OPENING & CLOSING THIS MONTH

SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD Hagley Dollar Days Sundays thru Mar 24 200 Hagley Road • 302.658.2400

Artpratique

• Christine Kerrick: Characters 302.449.9540 • 302 W. 9th Street

Philadanco

Delaware Art Museum

• State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle thru Jun 1 302.571.9590 • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

• Benjamin Duke: Thresholds thru Mar 30 • John Williams: Homeward Reflections thru March 30 302.656.6466 • 200 South Madison Street

Burning Bridget Cleary

World Cafe live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371

Spring Photography Hike • Blue Ball Barn • 1914 West Park Drive • 302.577.1164

The Craft of Beer, MidAtlantic

Dream Friends Tea Party • DCCA The Yardless Garden • Bellevue State

Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Candlelight Comedy Club 2208 Millers Rd. • 302.475.2313

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 TH

Missing Links • The Queen • 302.994.1400

Bare Root Tree Workshop • TheDCH 1810 North Dupont Street • 302.658.6262

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH

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

DFVA Spring Art Show • Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Rd. • 302.658.2400

THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST

WSTW’s The Homey Awards • The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Thurs. Noontime Concerts: David Schelat • First & Central • 302.761.4340

Desserts by Dana Extravaganza, MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival

Think & Drink w/ DE Historical Society,

Hagley & WCL at The Queen • 302.295.2382

The Grand • 818 N. Market • 302.332.3788

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 ND

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 TH Sweet William Bakes, MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival • Delaware Children’s

Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes Billy Kelly • World Cafe Live at The

Hike & Hot Chocolate • Brandywine Creek • 41 Adams Dam Rd • 302.577.3534

Artful Salsa Dancing • Delaware Art

Museum • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590

Afro-Cuban All Stars • The Grand

Museum • 550 Justison St. • 302.332.3788

300 South Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

818 North Market Street • 800.37.GRAND

Sons of Cream • The Queen • 302.994.1400

SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD

POPS Concert • Dickinson Theatre Organ

A Taste for Art: Passport to France

Society • 1801 Miltown Rd. • 302.995.2603

benefiting Children & Families First Greenville Country Club • 302.777.9768

PBJ welcomes The Diggity Dudes

The Queen • 500 N. Market • 302.994.1400

Mythica & Melissa Cox • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Woodside Farm Creamery Opening Day • 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.571.9590

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Bellevue Bunny Egg Hunt • Bellevue State Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Silver Screen Sundays: Prospero’s

Red Ribbon Runway benefiting AIDS

Books (1991) • Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590

Some Enchanted Evening, a Tribute to Marie Swajeski & Mar 3 • Delaware

Perpetuum Jazzile • The Grand

An Evening w/ Travis Tritt • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

818 N. Market • 800.37.GRAND

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TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH

An Evening w/ DSO Brass • Gold Ballroom at the Hotel du Pont • 800.37.GRAND

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • World Cafe

THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH

Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371

Pee Wee Glee Club: The Obertones

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Mé lomanie Wilmington Series

Floral Arranging: Lots of Luck

Tracey A and Roy Richardson

The Irish Rovers: The Beginning of the Long Goodbye Tour • World Cafe

Grace United Methodist • 900 Washington St.

300 South Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Wine+Food Festival • OperaDelaware Studios • 4 S. Poplar Street • 302.332.3788

Action! Animation Workshop • DCCA

818 North Market Street • 800.37.GRAND

SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH

Thurs. Noontime Concerts: Center City Chorale• First & Central Church

4651 Washington St. Extension • 302.761.4340

Gaelic Storm • The Grand

Spirits & Spirits: An Old West Ghost Tour • Rockwood Museum • 302.761.4340

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 300 S. Madison St. • 302.656.6466

Family In Conflict: Rockwood & The Civil War daily thru May 25

Market Street Music Festival Concert: Pyxis Piano Quartet • First & Central

TheDCH • 1810 N. Dupont St. • 302.658.6262

Out & About Magazine’s Shamrock Shuttle • outandaboutnow.com/loops

Art Salad 12pm every Thurs

Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Children’s Theatre • 302.655.1014

Family Fun: Natural Egg Dyeing

THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH

Studios • 4 S. Poplar Street • 302.220.8285

Delaware • DCCA • 200 S. Madison Street

Bluebird Box Building • Brandywine Creek • 41 Adams Dam Rd • 302.577.3534

7pm every Wed • Shenanigans 125 N. Market St. • 302.691.8090

818 N. Market • 800.37.GRAND

Evening Under the Stars benefiting Serviam Girls Academy • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market Street

Shipley Lofts • 701 Shipley Street

SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

Open Mic Night w/ Mason Dunn

CTC presents On the Air! • Opera

Museum • 550 Justison St • 302.654.2340

CTC presents FEARLESS Improv

Museum • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.332.3788

Chris Botti • The Grand

Reading Rocks! (Read Across America Day) • Delaware Children's

Celebrity Chef Throw-Down Series

Wilmington Community Orchestra:

Brewery • 710 Justison Street • 302.472.2739

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

DCM Gym thru Apr 28 • Delaware Children's

Magic Awakens• Music School of Delaware 4101 Washington St. • 302.762.1132

MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival Welcome Reception • Delaware Art

Museum • 505 N. Market St. • 302.655.7161

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 ND

Arm Chair Traveller Series & Mar 13 Woodlawn • 2020 W. 9th St. • 302.571.7425

Beer & Chocolate Pairing • Iron Hill

DelawareToday, Delaware Yesterday thru Mar 30 • Delaware History

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Butterflies Are Free thru March 24 Wilmington Drama League 10 West Lea Boulevard • 302.764.1172

World Cafe live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Rockwood Museum & Park 4651 Washington St. Extension • 302.761.4340

Porchchops 25th Anniversary

Wee Have Fun Club 10am & 1pm Alternating Wed & Thurs thru March 14 Bellevue State Park • 302.761.6963

An Irish Connection thru Mar 30

Guest Lecture: The New Woman in Black and White • Delaware Art Museum

FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH

Bellevue • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

the DCCA, making the last return at approx. 8:30pm • 302.576.2135 • 200 S. Madison St.

The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Walk & History 9am Weds thru Mar 20

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Peace, Love & Poetry • World Cafe Live at

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 TH

• Spring Break Group Show thru Mar 28 302.654.8638 • 3922 Kennett Pike

5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

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

Chelsea Tavern • 821 N. Market Street

The Station Gallery

Opening Day: Winterthur Museum

Place • Wilm. Country Club • 302.547.7477

Flight Club every Tuesday 5:30-7:30

• Yakime Akela Brown: Art You Can Feel thru March 30 800.37.GRAND • 818 N. Market Street

Delaware Art Museum • 302.571.9590

Light Up the Nightbenefiting Sojourner’s

The Grand • 818 N. Market • 800.37.GRAND

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH

The Grand

Art is Tasty: Tailed, Peter de Sève

Thursday Noontime Concerts: Eliezer

Guttman & Lotus Cheng • First & Central • 1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371

DCM • 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340

FRIDAY, MARCH 29 TH

TheDCH • 1810 N. Dupont St. • 302.658.6262

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

The Sermon! • World Cafe Live at The

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 TH

THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH Pick: MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival

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Jimmie’s Chicken Shack • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Nature Explorers Club • Brandywine

Creek State Park • 41 Adams Dam Road

MUSIC

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD & DRINK

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Delaware Art Museum

David Bromberg

Nancy Josephsen

It’s Been Quite A

SHOW 25 Memorable Years for City Arts Scene By Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald

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n 1988, I was anticipating my freshman year as a Penn State visual arts major and a wide-open world ahead. (Back then, I would have typed this piece on my new Brother™ electronic typewriter.) In my 20-plus years since as a Delaware resident, I’ve been thrilled to witness a fabulous arts renaissance in Wilmington. The city experienced a cultural explosion that began in earnest in the late 1980s and early ‘90s that continues today. But before that, Lee Kimball recalls, the arts scene was quite different. The former OperaDelaware executive director and longtime arts scene-ster remembers a much less-varied cultural landscape.

1988: The Delaware Art Museum completes its first expansion, followed the next year by its first Biennial exhibition. Twenty-five years later, the Museum is twice as large (another renovation occurred in 2005) and celebrates its Centennial with an array of events, including the statewide “Art is Everywhere” Campaign. 1992: Wilmington celebrates the opening of what would become Cab Calloway School of the Arts (initially the Creative and Performing Arts Middle School). The high school was added in 1997, and its first senior class graduated in 6 . COVER STORY

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“OperaDelaware had just hired its first full-time staffer (myself) and started development of what would become its studios on the waterfront; the art museum hadn’t yet begun its expansion; the Grand, the Dupont and Delaware Theatre Company were well established, but there was no First State Ballet Theatre, no Wilmington Children’s Chorus, no City Theater Company, no Mélomanie…the list goes on. “Today, we’re a richer community. Wilmington arts would make any city envious.” Here are some cool highlights from the 25-year Wilmington Arts journey:

2000. Today, Cab educates nearly 1000 students in music, communication arts, visual arts, drama and dance. 2002: David Bromberg and his wife, artist Nancy Josephson, arrive in Wilmington and establish David Bromberg Fine Violins retail and repair shop. Since then, they’ve served as arts ambassadors, cheerleaders for Wilmington and catalysts for Wilmington arts projects, businesses and people to flourish. 2009: CityFest in the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs launches

FringeWilmington, a five-day celebration of avant-garde, outrageous performance, visual art, and film. Many embraced the Festival, including First State Ballet Theatre, moving “traditional” arts out of the box with performances like “Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence.” 2010: Shipley Artist Lofts open at 701 Shipley St. The 23-unit building was geared toward affordable housing options for artists and arts administrators. Today, the Lofts are consistently near capacity and house the Chris White Gallery, home to a showcase of residents’ works and monthly comedy improv nights. MARCH 2013

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“During my 16 years with DDOA, I’ve seen tremendous growth in Wilmington’s arts scene, not only in the number of offerings, but also the impact that the arts have on our city,” says Paul Weagraff, executive director of the Delaware Division of the Arts. “Revitalization of Market Street and the Riverfront are prime examples of how the arts —nonprofit and commercial—are essential to a healthy, vibrant, livable community.” Indeed, we’ve seen organizations expand and revamp our cityscape. In 2000, The Grand added its baby grand space, contributing to Market Street’s revitalization; the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts found its permanent home on South Madison Street, playing a critical role in Wilmington’s Riverfront rebirth. Since the early 1990s, music ensembles like Brandywine Baroque, Mélomanie, Pyxis Piano Quartet, and the Copeland String Quartet have enhanced the music scene. Each continues to develop exciting repertoire and enjoy packed-house performances. Music and arts series have risen out of rich church programming like Market Street Music, The Arts at Trinity, and Art Slam at SsAM. We’ve welcomed arts newcomers, large and small, all helping to bolster Wilmington’s energy: The Delaware College of Art & Design (1996); First State Ballet Theatre (1999); Chris White Gallery & Shipley Artist Lofts (2010); World Café Live at the Queen (2011); and most recently, The Creative Vision Factory (2012), a gallery/studio space that offers individuals support, self-expression and recovery through art. Some organizations have celebrated impressive milestones: the 10th anniversary of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus (2012); the 20th anniversary of City Theater Company and of Mélomanie (2013); Christina Cultural Arts Center’s 65th anniversary (2011); the Centennial of the Delaware Art Museum (2012). “The Wilmington arts scene has truly evolved,” says Wilmington resident and arts supporter Christine Serio. “Our community is full of arts options; organizations are reaching out to younger, more diverse audiences; there’s a spirit more open to collaboration and innovation.” The traditional take on “arts” has also changed in our city, as we see the evolution and availability of new spaces, events and methods for people to experience the arts and more collaboration among organizations.

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“The arts seem more democratized now,” observes JulieAnne Cross, PR and social media professional, and champion of Delaware arts. “The word ‘art’ doesn’t necessarily mean museum, gallery or seated theater anymore. With Art Loop and music promoters blurring the lines and nontraditional spaces like FilmBrothers, Poppycock Tattoo, Spaceboy and The Black Box at OperaDelaware, I think it all helps to cultivate populations who may not call themselves ‘artsy,’ but are discovering and enjoying these new experiences.” Social media have enormously impacted the arts from both an awareness and promotional perspective. Organizations and artists can now promote projects months in advance and build momentum quickly, organically and affordably. Nights out are planned virtually and often spur-of-the-moment. “Just post where you’re going, you’re sure to hook another friend into joining you,” says Cross. The same applies to social media promotions and “reviews.” But even with widespread Internet, — Lee Kimball social media and mobile technology access, says Danielle Rice, executive director of the Delaware Art Museum, “The continuing success of the museum proves there’s no substitute for the inspiration, excitement and creativity generated by contact with authentic, original art.” For a city of Wilmington’s size, we house a wealth of arts and culture. We’re fortunate to enjoy a professional orchestra (the Delaware Symphony Orchestra); a professional opera company (OperaDelaware); a professional ballet company (First State Ballet Theatre); world-class art museums (Delaware Art Museum and DCCA), an independent/art film house (Theatre N); a multi-genre arts institution helping to reach at-risk and socioeconomically challenged residents (Christina Cultural Arts Center); a nationally accredited, statewide music education institution (The Music School of Delaware); and a leading-edge visual arts educational institution (Delaware College of Arts & Design), all within city limits. Few comparable cities can make such a claim. “This is evidence of a tremendous boom—not just in Wilmington, but all over Delaware,” says Kate Ransom, president and CEO of The Music School of Delaware. “Our city and state have become major players in the Mid-Atlantic arts scene, providing a meaningful piece of the ‘arts engine’ along the northeast corridor.”

“Today, we’re a richer community. Wilmington arts would make any city envious.”

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Where can and do we go from here? A few thoughts to ponder…

Congratulations

on 25 years of consistently presenting information about places, people and events that have made the Greater Wilmington area smarter, stronger and more fun. Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is proud to be a partner and a friend. We wish you many more exciting years to come.

The Arts Are for Everyone “Every youth and adult should have the opportunity to explore self-expression through the arts,” says Raye Jones Avery, executive director of Christina Cultural Arts Center. “We must provide resources for those lacking income and exposure.” In addition, Avery notes, Wilmingtonians should look to support and expand artistic ventures that revive neighborhoods, making them safe, creative spaces. A colleague noted to me that we should make sure we’re bringing young people (i.e., school-age children) along on our artistic consumptions. Maybe push them to attend if they’re not so inclined – you never know what will speak to them when they’re afforded the experience. The Arts Are Local Let’s seek out more ways to promote the stories of our citizens and our city, and celebrate the works of Wilmington and Delaware artists. Some are already leading the charge: City Theater Company — known for offbeat edginess — embraces original work by local musicians/playwrights and will increase that spotlight in its coming seasons. Christina Cultural Arts Center’s Friday Live! concerts feature local artists, its faculty and students. Gable Music Ventures continue to promote local live music in venues all over the city. The Arts Are Evolving We must continue to create new arts experiences, and nontraditional and collaborative projects to entice new audiences. “Now more than ever, it’s important for us to engage by creating impactful live experiences,” comments OperaDelaware general manager Brendan Cooke. OperaDelaware focuses on that with the intimate nature of its Studio Series, as well as plans for more frequent offerings at its riverfront studios and reaching beyond the “top ten” operas. The Grand has expanded the genres and types of artists presented and increased its education and outreach programs. The Art Museum’s “Art is Social” series combines gallery walks with DJs, beer tastings, even burlesque. We’ve had an amazing evolution, and we’re certainly not done yet. Make Wilmington arts part of your next 25 years of fun in Delaware! It’s all good, it’s all Wilmington and it’s all happening…right in your backyard! Want more ArtStuff ? Follow @ArtsinMedia.

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Save the Date for WRC’s Annual Meeting!

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n Wednesday, April 24, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation will hold its seventh annual meeting at World Cafe Live at The Queen from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Bringing Big Ideas to Life.” The purpose of the meeting is to update interested parties on the continuing development in the City, review WRC’s efforts through volunteer working groups, and release the 2012 annual report. The focus will be on WRC’s core strategic areas: education, infrastructure, quality of life and culture. Tickets are $50 and include a gourmet breakfast and complimentary parking at the Renaissance Center Garage on 5th Street, immediately adjacent to the World Cafe. (Enter 5th Street from either North Market or King streets.) Last year the event sold out, with more than 250 attendees. Go to http:// wrcbigideastolife.eventbrite.com/# for information regarding featured speakers and special guests, how to purchase tickets and sponsorship information. Staff Picks: Every month we highlight a few happenings in the City. Imperfect City at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Now-June 16 Imperfect City is a conversation-based exhibition that will evolve into a bustling, museum-scale town within the walls of the DCCA. The exhibition hinges upon interactivity and institutional transparency. The visitor is invited to become a citizen of Imperfect City by interfacing with the people involved and helping to decide the nature and future of this community. For more information go to: thedcca.org/imperfectcity Chris Botti at the Grand Opera House, Friday, March 1 The lush sounds of trumpet virtuoso Chris Botti once again will fill The Grand. With crossover appeal as both a jazz and pop musician, Botti has been called “adult contemporary’s darling” by The New York Times and has established himself as one of the important, innovative figures in contemporary music. For more information go to: http://www. thegrandwilmington.org

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Red Ribbon Runway at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Saturday, March 2 Join AIDS Delaware on Saturday, March 2, for Red Ribbon Runway—a stylish, sexy evening with an artsy fashion twist. After a red carpet entrance, enjoy a cocktail reception as our region’s hottest salons, artists, and designers highlight fashion as art and art as fashion. For more information go to: aidsdelaware.org Hooray for Hollywood at DuPont Theatre, Friday, March 8 Take a nostalgic journey through the most popular movie musicals of the last 50 years, including Singing in the Rain, The Glen Miller Story, Grease, Dirty Dancing and Titanic. Featuring a cast of 14 singers and dancers, a six-piece band, and more than 300 costume changes, the show will include more than 30 songs, including “Staying Alive,” “All that Jazz,” “Dancing Queen,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and many more. For more information go to: duponttheatre.com/hooray-hollywood Homey Awards at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Friday, March 8 Gable Music Ventures teams with WSTW’s Hometown Heroes to produce the Homey Awards at the World Cafe Live. This will be the first time Hometown Heroes has had an awards ceremony, so don’t miss it. Show time is 7 p.m. and tickets are $7. For more information go to: gablemusicventures.com “Beethoven’s World” at Laird Performing Arts Center/Tatnall School, Friday, March 22 Richard Wagner, moved by the buoyancy and physicality of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, called it “the apotheosis of the dance.” It’s filled with crackling energy, relentless drive and exuberance---qualities that characterize much of Beethoven’s output. For more information go to: delawaresymphony.org

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Delaware Home Show March 2, 10-6pm March 3, 11-4pm Chase Center on the Riverfront

2013 American Girl Fashion Show March 9- 10am, 2pm, and 6pm March 10- noon and 4pm Chase Center on the Riverfront

17. Joe’s Crab Shack, JOESCRABSHACK.COM 18. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, IRONHILLBREWERY.COM 19. Public Docks 20. Big Fish Grill, BIGFISHRIVERFRONT.COM 21. Frawley Stadium, BLUEROCKS.COM Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame 22. Chase Center on the Riverfront, CENTERONTHERIVERFRONT.COM 23. Dravo Plaza & Dock 24. Shipyard Center Planet Fitness, PLANETFITNESS.COM

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Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show March 23-24, 10-4pm Chase Center on the Riverfront

25. Timothy’s Restaurant, TIMOTHYSONTHERIVERFRONT.COM Molly’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, MOLLYSICECREAM.COM Ubon Thai Restaurant 26. Wilmington Rowing Center, WILMINGTONROWING.ORG 27. Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge/ DuPont Environmental Education Center, DUPONTEEC.ORG 28. DART Park-n-Ride Lot 29. Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, PENNCINEMARIVERFRONT.COM Photo by Dick Dubroff of Final Focus Photography

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MARCH RIVERFRONT EVENTS DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection March 2, 8-4pm DSWA operates Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events at different locations throughout the year. Delaware residents can bring their HHW to the event free of charge. Frawley Stadium www.dswa.com Delaware Home Show March 2, 10-6pm March 3, 11-4pm Special guest—Garden Guru Mike McGrath is host of the nationally syndicated Public Radio show You Bet Your Garden and Garden Editor for WTOP news radio in Washington, D.C. It’s the only show in Delaware dedicated solely to the consumer home improvement field. The show has been going on for 20 years and each year it gets better and better! Chase Center on the Riverfront www.delawarehomeshow.com Wilmington Heart Ball March 2, 6:30pm Our evening celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and—most importantly—the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. Join us for an evening of dancing, hors d’ oeuvres, seated dinner with wine, and a silent and live auction. Chase Center on the Riverfront www.heart.org/wilmingtonheartball.com LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE March 6-10 and 13-17, Show times vary by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit among both women and the men who love them. This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best-selling book, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show

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uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York and now across the country. Delaware Theatre Company www.delawaretheatre.org

Welcome Back Osprey March 20, 1-2:30pm Celebrate spring migration and the return of the DEEC osprey. View the spring migrant through binoculars, play an osprey game and read an osprey story. DuPont Environmental Education Center www.duponteec.org

Parents Night Out! Nocturnal Animals March 8, 6:40-8:30pm Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun with games, a scavenger hunt and an evening hike. Dinner provided. Parents receive a coupon for Timothy’s Riverfront Grill. DuPont Environmental Education Center www.duponteec.org

Third Annual Delaware Chili Run March 23 2 Mile Run.Eat.Run Registration begins at 8:30am. Race begins at 10:30am Benefiting the Boy Scouts of America Dravo Plaza www.kintera.org/faf/home/ default.asp?ievent=1052175

2013 “Girls Can Do Anything!” 5K run/walk March 9 Registration begins at 11am Race begins at Noon For more information please visit our website! Benefits One Village Alliance Dravo Plaza www.iamthevillage.org 2013 American Girl Fashion Show March 9- 10am, 2pm, and 6pm March 10- noon and 4pm Ticket Price: $35 per person (includes a meal, American Girl goodie bag for children, program book for adult and door prizes) All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Chase Center on the Riverfront www.rmhde.org Harriet Tubman Journey Centennial Walk/Run/Ride Celebration March 10 Registration starts at 8:30am Run starts at 9:45am Walk starts at 10am Dravo Plaza www.harietttubmanjourney.org

Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show March 23-24, 10-4pm Visit the country’s largest train and toy show! See hundreds of tables of trains and toys for sale, huge operating model railroads, activities for kids and more! Kids 12 and under are FREE admittance- adult admission is just $7- tickets are good for both event days. Chase Center on the Riverfront www.greenbergshows.com Bird Watching for Beginners March 28, 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 looking for the birds of spring. DuPont Environmental Education Center www.duponteec.org Grace Church United Methodist Sunrise Service March 31, 5:30am Hare Pavilion www.gracechurchum.org

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Since 1988, Out & About has informed our audience of entertainment options in Greater Wilmington through a monthly variety magazine. Today,...

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