I’m Gonna Dance the Night Away!
You make me feel like dancing, I’m gonna dance the night away, ‘cause I’m on my way to Sundance, gonna buy my tix today! Sundance 2014: Rainbow XXVII, The Love Dream— Return to Xanadu is almost here! Auction and cocktail buffet on August 30 followed by a dance party on August 31—get your tickets now. Don’t let the Sun(dance) go down without you!
Someone asked me the other day what restaurant I’m looking forward to next and I said Lula Brazil (in the former Cloud 9 space). I think new owner, Meg Hudson, is going to wow us with the menu and she also promises happy feet with her Latin-flavored dance club. Spicy! Look for a Labor Day weekend opening.
September events in Rehoboth include the VIA’s Third Annual Chicken Plunge for those of us “too chicken” to plunge in February. Held at the north end of the Boardwalk, participants can either jump in the ocean or a baby pool. (You know where to find me.) The VIA (Village Improvement Association) was established by a group of women in 1909 and has since been responsible for everything from early sidewalks to Rehoboth’s first public library. The Plunge will benefit the Rehoboth Beach Lifeguard Beach Patrol and local charities as well.
September events in Lewes include the 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Races on the Canal (September 14.) A dragon boat is 46 feet long with twenty paddlers; all the teams have crazy names, and everyone has a good time. Oktoberfest is September 19 and will feature a live Oompah band and authentic German dancers’ performances. The Lewes Artists’ Studio Tour on September 20 presents a unique opportunity to view the working environments of twenty one local artists and purchase art as well.
Other events include Nanticoke’s 37th Annual Powwow (September 6-7) with American Indian drummers and singers from 40 tribes, Indian art and craft vendors and Native American foods. Then there’s the Historic Georgetown Art Crawl on September 13 featuring a juried art show. It’s held in conjunction with the Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival also on The Circle in Georgetown.
New shops in Rehoboth include Brashhh on First Street offering vintage furniture, men’s swimwear, gifts, shoes, and collectibles. Also on First Street (next to the Pond Bar & Grill) is the Delightful Temptations Gifts and Healing Center with Mitzie’s Kitchen food products, hot sauces, jewelry, books, incense, and more.
Lewes has a new coffee roaster, Swell Joe, the vision of local entrepreneurs Dave Vitella (owner of the delicious Surf Bagel) and Drew Johnson. Swell Joe (located two doors down from Surf Bagel) offers five signature roasts including: Blue Kai, Dubee, Stoked, Mor-feen, plus a decaf version dubbed Cut Back.
Summer is quickly drawing to a close but there’s still time to catch the 1812 Overture at Ivy as you watch the sunset over the bay (every night, I kid you not); take the Cape Water Taxi on the canal, hear live music at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, catch one of the area’s famous Farmer’s Markets, sign up for a class offered by the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild, take a walking culinary tour with Eating Rehoboth, eat Thrasher’s fries, Dolle’s saltwater taffy, or enjoy many of the other wonderful things that make living here so fabulous!