Here’s the fabulously fun weekend guide for Friday, September 6th thru Sunday, September 8th from NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com. Enjoy happening events in and around North Delaware, New Castle County, from a once in a lifetime Opera performance to running, walking and biking for health and charity to a huge Festival of the Arts and just about everything in between. Our weekend guide offers fun for everyone, rain or shine! Don’t forget to get the most from your visit – Check out fun in the weeks ahead on NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s sortable calendar of events.
Without further ado –
Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend in North Delaware…
A specialist in Verdi and heavier bel canto repertoire, soprano Francesca Mondanaro reprises her recital with Fabrizio Melano based on the life and career of Maria Callas. Mondanaro’s voice has been described as “conjuring up shades of the kind of Verdi soprano that has all but vanished…the voice itself is unforgettable — voluminous, lush and beautiful, with a contralto-like darkness and an attractive vibrato” musicalcriticism.com Visit: The Life and Music of Maria Callas | OperaDelaware Studios; for more information.
a tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative art spaces as they host the opening receptions for the latest exhibitions in the greater Wilmington area. Meet the artists, purchase art and sample refreshments while mingling with other art lovers! Shuttle busses are provided to help travel the large loop! For more on the Loop: Art on the Town | Wilmington
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School of Philadelphia is back for this exciting event celebrating “French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray.” Professional and amateur artists alike are invited to sketch costumed models dressed in Parisian attire. Travel back to early 20th-century Paris for live Jazz Age music, drinks, and a chance to see the Museum’s exhibitions. For more on this event go to: Art is Social | Delaware Art Museum
Arcade games, Craft Beers and DJ SHADYLADY spinning 80’s “Vinyl Only” music. All your 80’s babies and lovers, this is the place and night for you! For more info: 80’s Vinyl Night with DJ SHADYLADY / 1984
2200 Cyclists…5 Fun Trails…4 Rest Stops including the “PIE Stop…BBQ…BEER. The state’s largest and most fun cycling event — starts and stops at 411 Legislative Avenue in historic Dover, Delaware. Last year in 2012, 2,200+ cyclists from 25 states and England participated in the even – See more at: Amish Country Bike Tour | Dover
The 911 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the wars since: Veterans, First Responders, Civilians and the Military. Join us to raise awareness and Honer the Fallen. For more information visit: The Heroes Run | The Riverfront
ART. MUSIC. FOOD. The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is an annual arts festival in Wilmington. Featuring hundreds of juried artists exhibiting one-of-a-kind art, the festival is a Delaware tradition spanning 52 years. Now regionally popular and nationally recognized, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts boasts participants from across the United States and perennially ranks in the top 100 shows in the country. Visit: Brandywine Festival of the Arts|Wilmington, for more info.
We promise there will be plenty of fun and fungi for the whole family to enjoy at the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival on September 7 and 8 as you stroll down Mushroom Boulevard (State Street the rest of the year). All our favorite events: the Grower’s Exhibit, Mushroom Farm Tours, the Culinary Tent, music on the Community Stage, live performances on the Children’s Stage, plus hundreds of vendors are all part of our annual celebration of the mushroom. Visit:The 28th Annual Mushroom Festival | Kennett Square for more information.
The Wilmington Heart Walk is an inspirational day filled with energy, excitement and hope! Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family. For more information visit: The AHA Heart Walk | Wilmington
This unique and intimate event will follow the very special performance of ” About The Life and Music of Maria Callas” where guests wear nothing but black, provide their own picnic basket dinner, wine, centerpiece, all service pieces for your meal & dine in the Black Box at OperaDelaware. For more on this event visit: Christina In Black | The Black Box
Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series |Wilmington
Sunday and Thursday evenings this summer, enjoy FREE Summer Concert Series! Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair for ultimate comfort. The summer line-up consists of something for everyone, from blues and jazz to swing and big band music. To find out more information, visit Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series.
Free Sundays: Admission to the Museum is free to all visitors on Sundays. The admission fee is waived thanks to support from generous individuals. For more info, visit Delaware Art Museum | FREE Sundays