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Things to Do Around Delaware This Month

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The 34th annual Amish Country Bike Tour is set for Sept. 12 in Dover./Adobe Stock

We give you our top picks in entertainment this month, plus virtual and socially-distant events around the state to add to your calendar.

Things to Watch

Netflix’s Away

Courtesy of Netflix

A woman and her crew launch a dangerous mission to Mars, leaving behind the comforts of home—including a husband and teenage daughter. Hilary Swank stars in Netflix’s Away, streaming Sept. 4.

Hulu’s PEN15

Courtesy of Hulu

Head back to middle school with Hulu’s teen drama PEN15. Starring Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, the two play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts surrounded by teen peers. The second season premieres on the streaming service Sept. 18.


What to Play

Marvel’s Avengers for Sony and Microsoft platforms

Courtesy of Square Enix

Join your favorite superheroes in the video game Marvel’s Avengers, available Sept. 4 for Sony and Microsoft gaming platforms. The third-person action-adventure game drops players into an original cinematic story, including single-player and co-operative gameplay.


What to Read

True Comfort

True Comfort by Kristin Cavallari. Copyright © 2020, Rodale Books

Reality TV star and entrepreneur Kristin Cavallari releases her second cookbook Sept. 29. True Comfort delivers more than 100 comfort-food recipes, sans gluten and refined sugar.


Mark your calendar

Check the events’ websites to stay up to date on cancellations, reschedules and COVID-19-related guidelines.

Lace up those running sneakers for the 44th Annual Gary P. Lister Bottle & Cork Ten Miler/5k./Adobe Stock

Sept. 9: The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press hosts a virtual lecture titled Whistler’s Afterlives: J.M. Whistler’s Lasting Cultural Legacy, in which Professor Margaret Stetz analyzes the artist and his works. The lecture is paired with the exhibition Friends and Enemies: Whistler and His Artistic, Literary and Social Circles, available online and open by appointment at the University’s Old College Gallery later this year. Virtual, library.udel.edu/events

Sept. 9–13: Support Meals on Wheels Delaware with Sip & Savor at Home, a virtual event that brings local chefs and mixologists to the screen for a hands-on cooking class and cocktail course. Virtual, mealsonwheelsde.org

Sept. 11: Check out a variety of exhibitions opening at the Delaware Contemporary all on the same day. Exhibits include Riverfront 20/20, Farthest from the Ordinary, We The People, For Sure or For Show, Simple Shapes: Patterns and Pieces and Stepping Out to Step In. Wilmington, decontemporary.org

Sept. 12: Lace up those running sneakers for the 44th Annual Gary P. Lister Bottle & Cork Ten Miler/5k. Beginning at the Bottle & Cork, the race will look a little different this year with COVID-19 precautions, but participants will still get to help three causes: Dewey Beach Lifeguards, The Tyanna Foundation and the Sussex Consortium. Dewey Beach, raceroster.com

Sept. 12: Spin through the bucolic countryside during Bike Delaware’s Amish Country Bike Tour, where cyclists can choose from a variety of routes ranging from 15 to 100 miles long. Pandemic protocols will be in place. Dover, bikede.org

Beginning Sept. 16: The Delaware Theatre Company presents An Act of God, a 90-minute comedy that gives new meaning to the Ten Commandments. Wilmington, delawaretheatre.org

Beginning Sept. 18: Clear Space Theatre Company now offers guests an entertainment experience at a safe distance. This month, the company kicks off its production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ classic story of Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who leaves the aristocracy for New Orleans’s French Quarter. Rehoboth Beach, clearspacetheatre.org

Through Nov. 1: At the Delaware Art Museum, the past meets the present in its Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot exhibit. In 2018, the museum partnered with city organizations to mark 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 and the civil disturbances in Wilmington that followed, including the city’s nine-month occupation by the National Guard. Commissioned artist Hank Willis Thomas created a new artwork in response to the 1968 unrest that reflects current events and the Black Lives Matter movement. Wilmington, delart.org

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