Best Restaurants in New Castle County: A restaurant guide for eating out around Newark




Bamboo House Asian
721 College Square, Newark, 368-9933, bamboohouserestaurant.net
A great spot for group events or a romantic meal. Enjoy the freshest sushi and affordable pricing.  $

Brasserie Grille American
100 Continental Drive, Newark, 781-7000, brasserie grill.com
In the Hilton Wilmington-Christiana Hotel, specializes in certified Angus beef and fresh seafood. The crab cakes are awesome.  $$$

Caffé Gelato American
90 E. Main St., Newark, 738-5811, caffegelato.net
A great place to spend a romantic evening or to celebrate a special event. Features a 1,500-bottle wine cellar and sells 24 flavors of homemade gelato. Winner of The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.  $$$

Courtyard Café–Courtyard Newark American
400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, 737-0900, udel.edu/hotel
Fine local cuisine. Serves full breakfast buffet daily and dinner nightly. Dinner features famous fresh lump crab cakes and many other fine entrées.  $$

Deerfield American
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com
Icy drinks, hot sandwiches and burgers, and one of the best Sunday brunches around. Open seasonally.  $ 

The Deer Park Tavern American
108 W. Main St., Newark, 369-9414, deerparktavern.com
The college town classic offers something for everyone, whether it’s lunch, dinner, cocktails or Sunday brunch. It’s famous for its nachos, and its beer selection won’t disappoint.  $$

El Jefe Restaurant and Bar Mexican
110 Astro Shopping Center, Newark, 894-9000
Enjoy Old World Mexican cuisine. Best-known for its homemade salsas, tacos, molcajete, seafood, chicken and steak dishes, and a great selection of tequilas.  $

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill American
1225 Churchmans Road, Newark, 366-7577, firebirdsrestaurants.com
Firebirds features well-seasoned steaks, ice cold martinis and wood-grilled specialties, plus seafood, burgers, salads and homemade desserts. Visit the Firebar for food and drink specials.  $$

Grotto Pizza Italian
College Square, Newark, 369-2200; Main St., Newark, 369-0600, grottopizza.com
Pizzas, pastas, subs. Catch the big game and a big beer at the Blue Hen Sports Den.  $

Home Grown Café American
126 E. Main St., Newark, 266-6993, homegrowncafe.com
Seasonal homemade soups and specialties, vegetarian and vegan dishes, beers from around the world. $$

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Brew pub
147 E. Main St., Newark, 266-9000, ironhillbrewery.com
Award-winning handcrafted ales or lagers with a creative sandwich, specialty pizza or delicious entrée.  $$

Kildare’s Pub Irish
45 E. Main St., Newark, 224-9330, kildaresirishpub.com
Authentic Irish pub with five rooms decorated in different styles. Traditional Celtic fare and American favorites. Thirty bottled beers and 21 beers on tap. $$

La Casa Pasta Italian
Four Seasons Shopping Plaza, Del. 896, Newark, 738-9935, martuscelliandsons.com
Step into a classic environment with modern Italian elegance. Signature dishes include the Penne Santa Maria, with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat in a rosa sauce, and veal saltimbocca.  $$$

La Tonalteca Mexican
60 N. College Ave., Newark, 737-8220; 1237 Churchmans Road, Newark, 294-1108; lastoltecas.com
Burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas and tamales are staples of the 200-dish menu, along with chilaquiles. The margaritas rule. Vegetarian friendly.  $

Mizu Sushi Bar Japanese
132 E. Main St., Newark, 731-3104, mizusushibar.com
Mizu specializes in preparing high-quality sushi and sashimi at an affordable price. Here you will find nigiri and maki, not complicated fusion dishes served entrée-style.  $

Morelia Mexican Restaurant & Bar  Mexican
Del. 4 at Harmony Road, Newark, 369-6888
Enchiladas, fajitas, and chimichangas served in a casual family atmosphere. Full bar with specialty margaritas.  $$

Nonna Ristorante Italian
Del. 4 at Harmony Road, Newark, 737-9999
Veal chop, gnocchi, seafood, California and Italian wine.  $$$

Olé Tapas Lounge Latin
1126 Capitol Trail, Newark, 224-9378, oletapaslounge.com
Classic Spanish decor, native Spanish dishes. Three kinds of sangria. $$

Paciugo Gelato & Caffé Café
470 Christiana Mall, Suite 1697, Newark, 266-7500, paciugo.com
The authentic Italian gelato is prepared by hand daily with fresh, natural ingredients.  $

Potstickers Asian Grill and Sushi Bar Asian
1247 Churchmans Road, Newark, 731-0188, potstickersasiangrill.com
Warm, modern decor features a waterfall and wall of Buddhas. Gourmet fare includes Cantonese, Chinese and other styles with European flair.  $$$

Saigon Vietnam Restaurant Vietnamese
207 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 737-1590, thesaigonrestaurant.com
Serves authentic Vietnamese dishes designed by owner-chef Lan Chen. Accompany your meal with exotic Saigon cocktails such as a sugar plum or lychee saketini.  $

Santa Fé Mexican Grille Mexican
190 E. Main St., Newark, 369-2500, santafemexicangrill.net
Choose from an assortment of seafood and Spanish platters, homemade margaritas, mojitos and sangria.  $$

Seasons Pizza American-Italian
4606 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, 366-1969; 203 E. Main St., Newark, 368-1515; 1460 Pulaski Hwy., Newark; seasonspizza.com
The baked meat lasagna and crab cakes are hard to beat. Kid friendly.  $$

Soffritto Italian Grille Italian
1130 Old Capitol Trail, Newark, 455-1101, soffrittogrill.com
Dine among a waterfall and fireplace. Soffritto is known for whole fish entrées and pasta.  $$

The Stone Balloon Wine House American
115 E. Main St., Newark, 266-8111, stoneballoonwh.com
Offers a relaxed, upbeat atmosphere. Delaware agriculture is central to the farm-to-table menu. Features a full bar and a full wine menu.  $$

Timothy’s of Newark American
100 Creek View Road, Newark, 738-9915, timothysofnewark.com
Daily specials, an award-winning happy hour and casual fare.  $$

Two Stones Pub American
2 Chesmar Plaza, Del. 4, Newark 294-1890, twostonespub.com
American pub fare with beer pairings and craftbrew offerings.  $
 

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January 2017

January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sports Card & Collectible Show at Aetna Fire Hall on Jan. 22—sign up now! -Sports Cards McFarlane Figures Comic Books Non-Sports cards Wrestling Items Vintage Starting...

Cost: $2

Where:
Aetna Fire Hall
400 Ogletown Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: A2Z Promotions
Telephone: 302-983-2636
Contact Name: Bob Harper
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Belly Dance Classes with Zahra Beginner & intermediate classes open to teens and adults Sundays in January starting Jan 8th Beginner: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Intermediate: 1 - 2 p.m (must get...

Cost: $15-$42

Where:
Take the Lead Studio
320 Lantana Drive
Hockessin , DE  19711
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Sponsor: Take the Lead
Contact Name: Zahra
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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Ah, typecasting—the baritone is always the bad guy! In Devils, Drunks & Dastardly Dudes, we’ll go on an operatic journey of men behaving badly. We’ll add a tenor to the mix, too… but we...

Cost: $29-$59

Where:
OperaDelaware Studio
4 South Poplar St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: OperaDelaware
Telephone: 302-442-7809
Contact Name: Mary Wilcosky
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Come give curling a try! At this 2-hour intro-to-curling event we'll provide a basic lesson then coach you through a mini-game.  Whether you just want to cross #curling off your bucket list or...

Cost: $35

Where:
The Pond Ice Arena
101 John Campbell Rd
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Diamond State Curling Club
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ are...

Cost: Free

Where:
2nd and 3rd Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne and Stephanie Dumpson
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Guest speakers Patty Dailey-Lewis, executive director of the Beau Biden Foundation, and Delaware Family Court commissioner Loretta Young will discuss how participation in social media can too...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilmington University - Dover
Building A Auditorium
3282 N DuPont Highway
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Wilmington University College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Telephone: 302-295-1164
Contact Name: Dr. Johanna Bishop
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, Dec 1st thru Thursday, December 15th Winter session: Tuesday, January 17th thru Thursday, March 30th   Drop in on Nature is...

Cost: see description

Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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East Coast Garden Center Indoor Farmers Market Nov 8, 2016 - April 11, 2017  11 am- 2 pm 25 vendors Location:  East Coast Garden Center 30366 Cordrey Rd Millsboro, DE 19966 302-945-3489

Cost: frr

Where:
East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: East Coast Garden Center
Telephone: 302-945-3489
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East Coast Garden Center Indoor Farmer's Marke 25 vendors

Cost: Free

Where:
East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Telephone: 302-945-3489
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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A four-week series of ballroom dancing classes taught by teachers from the BlueBallroom. Tuesdays starting Jan. 10. Classes are $30 a lesson for Non-Members. Non-Member slots are limited. For...

Cost: $30

Where:
University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, Dec 1st thru Thursday, December 15th Winter session: Tuesday, January 17th thru Thursday, March 30th   Drop in on Nature is...

Cost: see description

Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts January 19th, every other Thursday until March 30th This program is based entirely outdoors and is...

Cost: Cost: $30 for TLC members / $40 for non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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MARC BROUSSARD In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and...

Cost: $22 SRO- $32 SEATED

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
Website »

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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Tutto Fresco has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Call for details. http://tuttofrescode.com/

Where:
Tutto Fresco
514 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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January 28 – Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m. Science Saturday – Truss Me, You Won’t Fall! Become an engineer for the day. Design a bridge to hold as much weight as possible....

Cost: Activities are included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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GRILLED CHEESE AND CRAFT BEER TASTING We have taken two of the best things on earth and paired them together – Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer – and paired them together in unexpected and...

Cost: $40

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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Saturday, January 28, 2017 at  7:30 pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3 pm at Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square...

Cost: Tickets are $25 online, and $30 at the door. Student tickets $10 at the door.

Where:
Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Lyric Fest
Telephone: 215-438-1702
Contact Name: Jessica Nelson
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Fan favorite, Dick Smith, returns to the Dickinson Theatre Organ Society concert stage on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 for a show that is sure to bring the house down! Dick Smith has been a...

Cost: $15 Adults; $10 Students

Where:
John Dickinson High School Auditorium
1801 Milltown Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Dickinson Theatre Organ Society
Telephone: 302-995-2603
Contact Name: Bob Dilworth
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The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society presents Dick Smith. For tickets, click here: http://www.dtoskimball.org/events-tickets/ticket-information/ For further information, please call us at...

Where:
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
Website »

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Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

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MOTHERSHIP Mothership is the area's premier Led Zeppelin Tribute show. Composed of seasoned, professional musicians Mario Padovani - vocals, keyboards, Frank Ginocchio - drums, Chris Julian -...

Cost: 15

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
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