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January Museum and History Exhibits Calendar for Delaware: Arts and Entertainment

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New Year’s Eve Studio Jan. 1-Jan. 3
The new year is here, and DCM is throwing a party fit for our littlest kings and queens. But what to wear? Come to the workshop and create a dazzling crown for the celebration. Delaware Children’s Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

editor’s pick Yuletide at Winterthur Jan. 1-6.
Whether you are taking in the breathtaking trees, the exquisite room and food displays, or the garden winter wonderland, Yuletide at Winterthur is a feast for the eyes. Winterthur, 5015 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, winterthur.org

Members Exhibit Jan. 2-31
The popular gallery is back at the beach. Fine arts run the gamut from sculpture to jewelry to paintings. Rehoboth Art League, 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

First Friday: A Moment in Time Jan. 4
Local artists will congregate at the Biggs to enter their work inspired by the theme “moment in time.” A documentary will be filming in real time and projected during the exhibition. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Christmas at Hagley Jan. 1-6.
The du Pont family home, Eleutherian Mills, is putting on a show fit for the 19th century. Get an up-close glimpse of old-school holiday traditions—some still upheld by the family today. 658-2400, hagley.org

Pop-Up! Jan. 1-6
It’s the final week of the exhibit, where pop-up book fanatics will get a chance to check out works ranging from the 19th century to today. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, brandywinemuseum.org

Art is Social Jan. 11
Don’t be the guy who misses the first Art is Social of 2013. Come celebrate the final days of the centennial juried exhibition while the sweet jazz sounds of JD3 plays on. Beer and wine tastings, too. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

Smartphone Photography Jan. 12
Fine art photographer Nancy Breslin breaks down retro mobile photo apps like Instagram and delves into the history of the Holga, the camera that inspired them all. You’ll master those hip applications in this workshop. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Open Studio Jan. 14-18
Ever wonder how cartoons are made? Try your hands at a claymation creation and see how it all works. Delaware Children’s Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Treasures Among our Natives Jan. 16
The University of Delaware’s Dr. Douglas Tallamy leads a fascinating discussion about the relationship between animals and the native plants they depend on. Did we mention there’ll be dessert? Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, mtcubacenter.org

Transform your Suburban Lot into a Native Paradise Jan. 26
Learn how instructor Connie Schmotzer converted a half-acre lot into a landscape with more than 200 native plant species, three rain gardens and several meadow gardens. Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, mtcubacenter.org

Celebration of Black Artists Jan. 30-Feb. 23
African-American artists from Delaware are the honored guests in Milford for this winter show, which includes students. Pieces include everything from 3-D illustration to handmade quilts. Mispillion Art League, 5 N. Walnut St., Milford, 430-7646, mispillionarts.org
music

Paula Cole Jan. 11
The seven-time Grammy nominee with the string of emotional 1990s classics arrives in Wilmington to play her top 10 hits and acclaimed newer songs. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com

Albert Castiglia Jan. 13
The blues take center stage with nationally acclaimed musician Albert Castiglia. He’ll share the stage with Barrelhouse and lower case blues for an afternoon of funky sound and yummy eats. The New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, 475-2313, nctstage.org

Harpsichord Masterclasses & Concert with Arthur Haas Jan. 15-20 
The world-renowned harpsichord phenom brings his act to Wilmington with hands-on sessions and a concert finale. The Barn at Flintwoods, 205 Center Meeting Road, Wilmington, brandywinebaroque.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. & Black History Tribute Jan. 18
The Music School of Delaware’s annual tribute showcases Herbie Hancock’s legendary jazz-funk album “Headhunters” as well as excerpts from “The Meeting,” a play about Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org

Mélomanie January Concert Jan. 19
Join Mélomanie for its world premiere of Sergio Roberto de Oliveira’s duo for flute and cello, featuring guest artist Eve Friedman and composers Roberto Pace and Sergio Roberto de Oliveira. After, grab a libation at Presto. Grace Church, 900 Washington St., Wilmington, melomanie.org

Joe Lovano’s Us Five Jan. 19
The one and only Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano is coming to town and bringing along his much-acclaimed band, which includes Otis Brown III and jazz darling Esperanza Spalding. Get hip to why the Jazz Journalist Association awarded Us Five the 2012 Small Ensemble of the Year. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

New World Jan. 25 and Jan. 27
We’ve missed the DSO. Welcome them back with this show at The Grand, featuring Lura Johnson on piano and, of course, conductor David Amado. Highlights include Humperdinck’s prelude to Hansel and Gretel and Dvorák Symphony No. 9. delawaresymphony.org

Donnie Rankin in Concert Jan. 26
Wunderkind Donnie Rankin’s ears perked up the first time he heard the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at age 3—no surprise that in 2007, he was the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition overall winner. John Dickinson High School, 1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 995-2603, dtoskimball.org

Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute Band Jan. 26
“Life in The Fast Lane,” “Take It Easy,” “Desperado”—you know the words. Come sing along with your crew. Harrington Raceway & Casino, U.S. 13, Harrington, (888) 88-SLOTS, casino.harringtonraceway.com

Jesse Cook Jan. 27
If you’ve never seen a flamboyant pop flamenco guitarist, what are you waiting for? The fiery musician won’t set The Grand’s floor on fire, but he might come close. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org.
 

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