Yes, April showers bring May flowers, and Mayflowers bring Pilgrims, so let your spring pilgrimage lead you to enjoy the plethora of wonderful events listed below! All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Ave; 302-227-5620; presents comic Suzanne Westenhoefer at the Rehoboth Convention Center, Friday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m. ($25); comic Poppy Champlin at CAMP Rehoboth, Saturday, April 14 at 9:30 p.m. ($15); and musician Tret Fure at CAMP Rehoboth, Saturday, April 14 at 5 and 8 p.m. ($15).
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; has end-of-semester presentations from their Arts Institute classes—Broadway Bound (after-school program): Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. (free); their new Children’s Theatre presents I’ve Got A Friend In You, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. ($10); Broadway Legends (50+) presents 42nd Street in concert featuring the Tapsations, Wednesday, May 2 at 11 a.m. (free). The pop-rock musical Little Shop of Horrors runs May 11-27—who doesn’t love a musical with a man-eating plant and a sadistic dentist?
Fay J Productions and CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Ave; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) present Jerry’s Girls—a musical review featuring the songs of Jerry Herman, April 27-29. ($20). Purchase Tickets
Rainbow Chorale of Delaware (888-512-5093) and New Wave Singers of Baltimore unite for a concert to benefit both choirs’ participation at the GALA Festival 2012 in Denver this summer. Saturday, April 14 at 4 p.m.) at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road. $15 (advance), $20 (at the door).
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220; presents The Wizard of Oz! April 27-May 6. $20 (adults), $10 (children 12 and under).
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; 302-645-2013) offers Puttin’ On The Ritz—the songs of Porter, Gershwin and Berlin; Friday, April 20 (Delaware Technical at 7 p.m.), Saturday, April 21 (Epworth United Methodist at 7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 22 (Seaford High School at 3 p.m.). $20 (Adults); $8 (Students).
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, April 14 from 2-5 p.m.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376/302-584-6402; On display for the Mosaic Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14 is an expanded selection of recently acquired paintings from the 19th Century to the present.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Ave.; 302-227-2888; Celebrate the grand opening Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m.
*Gallery 50/G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) presents a screening of Andy Warhol—A Documentary; Saturday, April 14 (7 p.m.—Reception at 6:30 p.m.) Seating is first come, first served. Saturday, May 26 (6-9 p.m.) is an artists’ reception for Philadelphia photographer Mickey Freed and Lewes artist Connie Costigan. Please see the gallery website for details.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; hosts the annual Earrings Galore Exhibition —earrings in all their forms, shapes, sizes, and colors. May 9 (6-9 p.m.) through the summer. The gallery always features handmade, contemporary jewelry by studio artists from around the world.
*Juleez (1 North 1st Street; 302-227-3792; features the unique and vibrant works of Julie Borden including hand-painted cellos, violins, miniature pianos, giclee prints, dichroic glass sculptures of MAD Creations, and art work of Amandeline Gallery. (Please note new address!)
Midge Smith Fine Art Gallery (135 Second Street, second floor, in Lewes; 302-245-4528; ) Art for a Purpose assists tax-exempt organizations by turning donated art into cash for their use. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday.
Packard Reath Gallery (Located in The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513; ) Specializing in Fine Art Photography.
*Paintiques (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) offers Sherry Biele’s unique and artfully-painted vintage furniture and accessories as well as glass art by Connie Ballato, silver jewelry by Sue Bartley, and handbags by Linanz. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905.
Proud Books (Baltimore Avenue in Village By the Sea; 302-227-6969) featuring the artwork of Geri Dibiase, Jeffrey Todd Moore, David Kraft, Lynn Finaldi, Michael Gardner, Patrick Keating, and John Gress, as well as great books and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; Art & Cinema: Howard Pyle and the Illustrated Story. Director Paul Mento will appear to discuss his film, Thursday, April 19 (Inn at Canal Square, Lewes). Tickets: $15. Call 302-645-9095. Art Rocks Science! Expo on Earth Day (April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) in the Chambers Studio. For the Sake of Art: New work by Alan B. Tuttle (Artist speaks Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.) in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries. Orbs: New work by Heather Siple (artist speaks Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.) in the Homestead Gallery. Both exhibits run April 27-May 27. Plein Air Coastal Delaware (in collaboration with the Children’s Beach House and the Food Bank of Delaware), May 7-12. Gala opening reception and art sale, Friday, May 11.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; rehobothfilm.com) Another Take: (gay and lesbian films) Serving In Silence, Saturday, April 14 (1:30 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center). Admission: $10. Cinema and Art: (bi-annual film series) Howard Pyle and the Illustrated Story, Thursday, April 19 (Inn at Canal Square, 122 Market, Lewes, 7 p.m.) Admission: $15. On Screen/In Person: (new independent, American films accompanied by the filmmaker) Blast, Saturday, April 21 (upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway, 7 p.m.) Admission: $4 (RBFS members), $5 (general). Around The World: (international, independent films) Before Your Eyes, Wednesday, May 2 (upstairs screening room at Midway, 7 p.m.) Free! Monthly Screenings: Margin Call, Thursday, April 26 (DiFebo’s in Bear Trap Dunes, 7 p.m.) Friday, April 27 (upstairs screening room at Midway, 7 p.m.) A Separation, Thursday, May 24 (DiFebo’s in Bear Trap Dunes); Friday, May 25 (upstairs screening room at Midway). Admission: $4 (RBFS Members) $6 (future members).
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; 511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, ) announces its Second Annual Needlework Exhibit through May 6. In conjunction with the exhibit are presentations on barn quilts, a lecture on an exhibit of 18th Century wedding gowns, and demonstrations on needlework techniques for children and adults.
Surrattsart (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-227-3522; continues to show abstract and realist paintings as well as local photography at her studio. Open Thursday through Sunday or by personal appointment.
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; presents original oils by John Powell (johnpowellfineart.com), an artist who lives in the hills of southern California and Maine.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard - 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) features the work of Ward Ellinger and Sondra N. Arkin. Come in and see the ever-popular Spiritiles (molten glass on copper) by Houston Llew, beautiful contemporary blown glass menorahs by Shardz Glass, recycled farm equipment transformed into contemporary side tables, hand blown glass, pottery, and metal works by various American artists.
*WibergArt (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-226-0206 or 302-245-3615; features renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, and his original oils of sailing vessels and ships.