June in January?
We can’t count on the weather these days—we’re either donning our shorts or a parka—but you can count on a marvelous variety of events around our area. It’s still the middle of winter and I’ve spent hours trying to whittle down the list of events occurring around the area so that I could include everyone in the column! I could be in real trouble by July…. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) Sussex County’s only year-round professional acting troupe presents Agatha Christie’s long-running mystery The Mousetrap—opening February 8. Shows Friday and Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sunday (3 p.m.). Clear Space is also offering a season ticket: Buy five shows and get one free.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes) 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) brings the Jasper String Quartet, winner of the prestigious 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, to Lewes for a matinee performance on Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. with selections from Beethoven to Bartok. Tickets: $25. Ages 10-18 and one adult per youth are admitted free.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) offers up a tribute show in memory of George Spillane—February 10. The Ad Hoc players present Battle of the Sexes: Our Miss Brooks and My Favorite Husband—$5 at the door. February 14: Tennessee Williams’ 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (7 p.m.) $5 at the door. To celebrate Black History month, Dreamers United presents A Raisin in the Sun February 22 and 23 (7 p.m.) and February 24 (2 p.m.) $10 at the door. Check their website for details on the Delaware Theatre Association Festival on Saturday, March 2.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, Saturday, February 9.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376/302-584-6402).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) continues to represent internationally acclaimed artists Sergey Cherep and Anne Packard and will introduce new art and accessories throughout the Spring. Visit during the Mosaic Art Walk for your free hand-painted glass tumbler. Please note new address!
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) Local and Regional Art; Fri-Sun, 2-8 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. to noon, or by appointment.
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050).
*G-50 Fine Art Photography (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050).
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Take advantage of her $10 sale table while she’s on vacation!
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) features handmade, contemporary jewelry by studio artists from around the world. Sign up for a winter class—select Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. Call for details.
*Juleez (1 North First Street; 302-227-3792) features the unique and vibrant works of Julie Borden including hand-painted cellos, violins, miniature pianos, beautiful acrylic on canvas originals and giclee prints. They also carry the dichroic glass sculptures of Mary Ann Borden.
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.
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.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) begins their 2013 exhibits with a still life show featuring the work Victor Letonoff, John Schisler and Susan Budash Saturday, March 2 with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905).
Proud Bookstore (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 having great books, cards, and calendars.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) offers Rediscovering Bertha Riley (Tubbs Gallery) through March 3. Opening Reception 4-6 p.m. Saturday, February 16. Free and open to the public. Opening February 20—Art In the Evening featuring 20th Century European Art. Canvas and Corks meets 7-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for art, fun and socialization. Call for details! March 9-23: Young at Art (Corkran/Tubbs/Venture galleries).
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-90950) Another Take: (Gay/lesbian themed films co-sponsored by CAMP Rehoboth) offers My Best Day (Saturday February 16); Nate and Margaret (Sunday February 17). 2 p.m. upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. $7. Around the World: Protektor (Wednesday March 6) 7 p.m.—upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. Free. Cinema and Art: (film and discussion event exploring art and artists): Con Artist (Wednesday March 20) 6:30 p.m. at The Inn at Canal Square. $15 (includes pre-screening refreshments and film screening). Delmarva Roots: The Red Shoes and The Dream Share Project (Friday February 15), A Ninth Life and White Gold: Delaware’s Oyster Industry (Friday March 15) 7 p.m. at Milton Fire Hall. $5 (adults), $3 (children 12 and under.) Monthly Screenings: (Oscar® Nominated Live Action Shorts) Thursday, February 21 (7 p.m.) at DiFebo’s in Bear Trap Dunes, and Friday, February 22 (7 p.m.) at the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. $4 (RBFS members)/$6 (future members). On Screen/In Person: (independent, American films accompanied by the filmmaker): Cafeteria Man (Saturday February 23); Abel Raises Cain (Saturday March 9) at the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7p.m.). $4 (RBFS members)/$6 (future members). Read A Movie: (Read a short story that provided the basis for well-known films, view the film, and compare the two.) The Killers, based on the story written by Ernest Hemingway and The House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe (Wednesday February 13 ) at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library (4 p.m.). Free
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal) Join members and friends of the Rehoboth Beach Museum and Clear Space Theatre for a 1940s style musical revue. February 14 at the Clear Space Theatre. $14—and must be reserved in advance. Valentine’s Day themed light refreshments will be served. Please call 302-227-7310 to reserve your seat.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard - 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) 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.