martin-luther-king-mural-kids“Let Freedom Ring” this weekend and always.  Check out the Weekend Guide for Friday, Jan. 16th – Monday, Jan. 19th. has the most happening events for adults, families and kids to fill up the 3 Day Holiday Weekend. Celebrate MLK throughout at the Music School of Delaware’s Black History Tribute or hit the movies for the whole story on the march from SELMA to Montgomery, Alabama, plus much more. While history is hot this weekend, there’s plenty of music and arts events to round things out, from Jack and the Bean Stalk to Young Frankenstein and from Maurice Hines to Ron White with plenty of good stuff in-between. Check out the rest of this weekend’s happening events and the fun in the weeks ahead on NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s sort-able calendar of events.

Here’s our top picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend in North Delaware!



Black HistoryThe Music School of Delaware MLK & Black History Tribute

Come celebrate Dr. King’s birthday and honor the lives and contributions of famous African Americans whose 100th birthdays are in 2015 – Billie Holiday, John Hope Franklin, Muddy Waters and Billy Strayhorn. Featuring performances by Music School faculty, the DuPont Diversity Choir and student winners of the Jacqueline Beach Faulcon Scholarship. For more info, visit The Music School of Delaware MLK & Black History Tribute 

3dw Band3 Day Weekend at The Reef

3 Day Weekend is a high-energy trio from Middletown, DE. They cover your favorite Rock, Country and Blues artists and they even throw in some originals.  For more information, visit 3 Day Weekend at The Reef

New BelgiumNew Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA Release Party

With WXPN’s DJ Dan Reed and Delaware’s own Chalice! Don’t miss your chance to “race” your friends on the brewery’s iconic beach cruiser bicycles to win tickets to World Cafe Live at the Queen shows. There will even be a raffle to take home your own beach cruiser at the end of the night! For more information, visit New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA Release Party

Tubular Bells

Tubular Bells for Two

Two massively talented musicians recreate the album on stage in a unique and compelling experience that is part music and part theater. Witness this compelling performance as Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts evoke the eerie beauty of one of the most memorable soundtrack in all of cinema with just four hands and four feet.  For more information, visit Tubular Bells for Two


Key Wilde and Mr. ClarkeKey Wilde

Together Key Wilde and Mr Clarke are now committed to combining outstanding visuals with funny upbeat original songs that will appeal to people of all ages. Songs and pictures – with an emphasis on HUMOR and memorable characters – that parents and children can enjoy together. For more information, visit Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke

RightCoastPro-Wrestling-DelawareRight Coast Pro – “Re-Direction″ – Fans Will Vote Who Will Run RCP 

This top-rated community event features a high-energy professional wrestling show filled with edge-of-the-seat action and all of your favorite RightCoastPro Elite Pros!   For more information, visit Right Coast Pro – “Re-Direction″ – Fans Will Vote Who Will Run RCP 

Heidi-Hayes-ConcertHeidi Hayes Cabaret Coffee House Concert

A voice and a piano is all that’s needed for a great evening of cabaret with Heidi Hayes. Known for her warmth, wit and versatility, Heidi will present songs and stories from her travels through life and around the world, as well as beloved tunes from the Great American Songbook. For more information, visit Heidi Hayes Cabaret Coffee House Concert

Young FrankensteinThe New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks adapted this electrifyingly funny film into a brilliant stage creation! This award winning, hilarious retelling of the Gothic story is one of the best send-ups to hit Broadway, ever! Featuring exciting dances, a thrilling score, and constant laughter. For more info, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein


After two successful albums that featured hits such as “Say You Love Me Girl”, “Work It Out” and “Release the Beast”, the band made a decision to split. Thirty years later, the legendary blues funk jazz horn band has reunited and are bringing their fantastic sound to the World Cafe Live at the Queen for a concert you won’t want to miss. For more information, visit Breakwater

DVSD.V.S In the Round at Gild Hall

D.V.S.* returns to Arden in a concert “In The Round” with dancing on all sides of a central light show, and the stage filled with glowing hoopers and other dancing dynamos. Opening the show will be locals,  DJ Zip and Skinnywhite! For more information, visit D.V.S In the Round at Gild Hall

DTCMaurice Hines and his DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Maurice Hines and his DIVA Jazz Orchestra promises to be a rousing night of entertainment as Delaware Theatre Company presents its Second Annual PLAY A PART Benefit. Featuring performances by Mr. Hines, the DTC Totally Awesome Players, and local civic and community leaders. For more information, visit Maurice Hines and his DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Music School MLKThe Arts at Trinity presents Anglican Idol

The Arts at Trinity is pleased to present “Anglican Idol.” In a cabaret style event, local music and comedy talent entertain while audience members enjoy a delicious buffet meal, all to raise funds for Friendship House.


Jack and the Bean StalkJack & The Beanstalk

Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! Or should we say, fun? Hero Jack climbs the enchanted beanstalk and tangles with a giant in this charming musical. But, of course, Jack prevails using cunning and smarts. Directed by Tom Marshall. For more info, visit Jack & The Beanstalk

Wilmington Riverfront Ice Rink Horizon DelawareWilmington Riverfront Ice Skating Rink 

Justison Landing Green has been transformed into Wilmington’s own “Rockefeller Center” with holiday decorations, twinkling lights, and festive music. The beautiful green grassy area gives way to a 72’ x 120’ skating rink. The rink can accommodate approximately 350 skaters at a time. To learn more, visit Wilmington Riverfront Ice Skating Rink

Sunday-Artist-SpotlightSunday Artist Spotlight Recital Series~OperaDelaware 

A Sunday afternoon recital featuring Grant Youngblood, baritone, which will followed by a “talk back” session moderated by General Director Brendan Cooke.  Theprogram will feature Music Director Jeffrey Miller at the piano. A wonderful opportunity to get to know one of today’s most exciting operatic artists up-close and personal.  For more info, visit Sunday Artist Spotlight Recital Series~OperaDelaware 

Ron_White_WebComedian Ron “Tater Salad” White at the Grand

Known for the catchphrase, “You can’t fix stupid,” Ron has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and had all 4 of his albums chart #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. All Ron White’s prior three Grand appearances were complete sell-outs.  For more info, visit Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White at the Grand

Margo_Rey WebMargo Rey in Concert at The Grand

Join us for a special After Party in the baby grand hosted by Ron White himself and featuring Ron’s wife Margo Rey in Concert. Singer-songwriter Margo Rey is an artist whose diverse talents span the gamut from musical theatre to hit singles on the jazz, dance and pop charts.  For more info, visit Margo Rey in Concert at The Grand


Invention Convention at hagley museumInvention Convention at Hagley

Explore the fascinating science behind lights and lasers. How are light waves controlled to create lasers? Why do light waves make different colors? Through engaging, hands-on activities, families will discover the many practical uses of lasers. Tinkering Tables will allow visitors to explore the inner workings of electronic gadgets, and the Create-an-Invention area will allow them to make their own invention.  For more info, visit Invention Convention at Hagley

martin-luther-king-mural-kidsArts All Day: I Have a Dream Workshop

Students in 1st-6th grade – Enjoy a full day of artistic exploration and creativity when you have off from school! Students will be inspired by the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr and express their ideas through song, words and art. The students will complete their day through an act of service by creating a community mural. For more info, visit Arts All Day: I Have a Dream Workshop


©Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) A Murder of Crows, 2003, oil on canvas. Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth Collection

Jamie Wyeth Exhibition | Brandywine River Museum of Art

The first major retrospective of the art of Jamie Wyeth (born 1946). Featuring more than 100 works, examine six decades of the artist’s career and chart the evolution of his creative process from his earliest childhood drawings through recurring themes inspired by the people, places and objects that populate his world.  For more information, visit Jamie Wyeth Exhibition | Brandywine River Museum of Art

Gymboree Play Day January 2015Gymboree Play Day – Painting Party

A painting party for children 6 to 12 years old.  We will paint a snowman and have some winter themed fun!  Children can participate in the party with or without an adult.  Younger siblings five and under are welcomed to play in the play space. For more info, visit Gymboree Play Day – Painting Party

SelmaGo See SELMA!

A chronicle of Martin Luther King‘s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965  Check your local theater for show times.

2015-north-delaware-happening list-badge NOMINATIONS OPEN2015 Nominations Open for The Happening List!! 

We are thrilled to announce that NorthDelaWHEREHappening is entering the new year once again with a BANG – the 2nd Annual Happening List competition! That’s right – in 2015, the competition celebrates all of the amazing people, places, businesses and events that make our North Delaware communities a unique, Happening place to live. Vote for your favorites here .  If you don’t see your favorite spot on the list then Nominate them today! – See more, visit 2015 Nominations Open for The Happening List!!