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2022-2023 Open House Dance

Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Help us kick off our 2022-2023 season at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House!

10 to 11:15 – Try one of our Open Classes for Teens and Adults (ages 13 and up)

10 to 11 – Observe a student class (Ballet VI and VII)

11:30 to 12:30 – Observe Company Class with Artistic Director Pasha Kambalov

12:30 to 1 – Observe Company Rehearsal with Artistic Director Pasha Kambalov

Meet the faculty and register for classes

Purchase dancewear from Brandywine Dance Shoppe

And more!

Twilight on the Terrace Food and Wine, For the Family, Gardens, Music, Outdoors

Unwind from the week with a bite to eat while enjoying live music on the terrace and evening access to the gardens. Local food trucks will be on-site, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more details, visit mtcubacenter.org/twilight.

Music: Lauren and the Homewreckers (Rock)
Food Trucks: Albie’s & Mojo Loco

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Fridays: May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 2

Included with admission, free for members.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or upon arrival.

One Alternative Music

Welcome to our Fresh & Local Summer Series featuring artists from our own backyard!

It all began back in 1983 when an oboist and two guitarists decided to compose and perform their own style of music. They wanted their sound to be an alternative to other acoustic ensembles by using a unique instrument lineup and by exploring different musical styles. This became ONE ALTERNATIVE.

The members of ONE ALTERNATIVE are co-founders, Jill Haley on oboe/English horn and guitarist Mark Oppenlander. ONE ALTERNATIVE describes its sound as an acoustic fusion that blends the compositional form of classical music with the spontaneity of jazz, folk and rock. The resulting mixture of these elements is an ever-changing, enjoyable listening experience. Since its founding, the group has expanded to include guitar, bass, drums, and violin.

ONE ALTERNATIVE performs all along the East Coast including local appearances at Penn’s Landing and the Keswick Theatre, as well as the Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. The group has shared the stage with Spyro Gyra, Oregon, Pentangle, Larry Coryell, Acoustic Alchemy, and the Dixie Dregs, among others.

The group has released multiple recordings with high praise.

The “tastiest independent record project to come out of these parts in many moons.” -Jonathan Takiff, The Philadelphia Daily News

“There are alot of artists masquerading as new acoustic musicians with saccharine new age formulas. But One Alternative brings a much needed vision to an increasingly faceless genre.” -John Diliberto, CD Review

“One Alternative captivated the audience by displaying the precise playing and sinuous melodies that have gained them increased popularity.” -Susan Pena, Reading Eagle (concert review)

Our Night Out Wilmington – August Events, Nightlife, Pet Friendly

Our Night Out Wilmington is an LGBTQ+ social group. We promote a monthly opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community to gather to network, socialize and simply have fun. Our Night Out Wilmington is free. Free to join, free to enter each venue. You just pay for your own food & drink. Diversity is welcome and encouraged. People of color and all gender identities are welcome. To keep scheduling easy and constant, our events will be held on the third Thursday of each month.

For August we’re headed to one of our most popular spots – Makers Alley. Grab your crew and join us for a fun night!

WHAT IS MAKERS ALLEY?
Makers Alley is an indoor-outdoor restaurant and beer garden that includes 24 beers on tap, a 1964 airstream converted into a working kitchen, games, and a historic-meets-contemporary interior. It’s also been named Delaware Today magazine’s best after-work drinks 2021 and hippest city hangout 2020.

PARKING
You can find parking on the street around the neighborhood or at 801 N Orange St. There is also a parking lot at 8th & West right across the street from Makers.

2022 BMW Championship Sports

Wilmington Country Club hosts the PGA TOUR’s BMW Championship from August 16-21, 2022 at Wilmington Country Club’s South Course. Catch all the excitement and secure your place to see the top 70 players in the world compete in the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. Conducted by the Western Golf Association to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the BMW Championship is the second of three events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The 2022 event will mark the first time the BMW Championship has been held in Delaware and the third time since 2018 that the event has been held on the East Coast. Image: BMW Championship, 2021. Credit Western Golf Association.

2022 BMW Championship Sports

Wilmington Country Club hosts the PGA TOUR’s BMW Championship from August 16-21, 2022 at Wilmington Country Club’s South Course. Catch all the excitement and secure your place to see the top 70 players in the world compete in the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. Conducted by the Western Golf Association to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the BMW Championship is the second of three events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The 2022 event will mark the first time the BMW Championship has been held in Delaware and the third time since 2018 that the event has been held on the East Coast. Image: BMW Championship, 2021. Credit Western Golf Association.

Terrific Tuesdays For the Family, Museums and History

Drop in for crafts, games, and demonstrations inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House restoration in the 1960s. Activities will introduce design, history, art, cultural conservation, and architectural preservation to kids ages 3–10 and the adults they bring with them. Special guests will highlight extraordinary skills and behind-the-scenes work at Winterthur.

Terrific Tuesdays takes place every Tuesday in July and August.

Play Art, Free, Galleries, Museums and History

What activities engage the human mind? What is the role of curiosity? What socioeconomic factors prohibit us from growing? Play is essential to cognitive growth and development in children; a critical piece to advancing problem solving processes. Although play evolves as we grow older, elements of curiosity and wonder nurture the fundamentals of play, of which are central to art making and artistic process.

This summer, The Delaware Contemporary is collaborating with the Delaware Children’s Museum to examine the complexities of play. Through exhibitions, programs, and events, we are deeply considering the overarching effects of play, specifically how it pertains to the local Wilmington area. What are the barriers to play? How can we creatively foster the fundamentals of play? In what ways can play be extended beyond the museum walls?

Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House Museums and History

In 1961, an unusual partnership was formed when the youngest First Lady in American history, Jacqueline Kennedy, appointed a reserved octogenarian collector from Delaware, Henry Francis du Pont, to lead her project to restore the White House interiors. Du Pont brought credibility to Kennedy’s efforts and vision, and her enormous popularity lifted him onto the national stage and validated his life’s work. Together, they transformed the White House from a mere public residence into a museum, and along the way, they engaged with some of the most celebrated interior designers of the 20th century.

For the first time, the story of this historic partnership will be told at Winterthur, the inspiration for Mrs. Kennedy’s project. Through artifacts, archives, and images, this exhibition will invite visitors to experience the behind-the-scenes collaboration between the two during this captivating period in American history. Their “restoration” of America’s most famous house became a history lesson for the country and awakened an interest in preservation and interior design that is still felt today.

The exhibition is on view through January 8, 2022. Winterthur is closed on Mondays from March through md-November.

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