Cures for Cabin Fever
Now that we’ve lived through the Polar Vortex, the Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, and Groundhog Day, it’s time to get out of the house! There are tons of things to do to cure your cabin fever. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre company, presents the “laugh-a-minute” comedy The Odd Couple (female version)—through February 16. Clear Space is offering a “Buy Four–Get Five” special this season, and with shows such as Camelot, Avenue Q, Oliver!, The Full Monty, Sordid Lives, On Golden Pond, and She Loves Me on their season, you can’t go wrong. Check their website for complete show schedule and reservations.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) has three fantastic concerts coming your way! The Danish String Quartet—February 8 (2 p.m.); Violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Michael Brown— March 1 (2 p.m.), and pianist Ching-Yun Hu—March 22 (7 p.m.).
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) presents the mystery Laura (through February 9) and the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific—April 4-13.
Rehoboth Concert Band holds a Benefit concert featuring local jazz singers Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley for Lewes chapter of P.E.O.—a philanthropic educational organization, whose mission is to provide opportunities to women for their higher education. Sunday, March 9 (3 p.m.) at Epworth United Methodist Church. $20 (students: $10) at Browseabout Books, or call 302-381-6620.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk—February 8 (6-9 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) knows that “Love is In the Air” and has wonderful gift-giving ideas for your valentine.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) features original local/regional expressive naturalistic and abstract art. Weekly Art Critique: art coaching in collaboration with you as the artist, your painting, and Anita to elaborate possibilities that work uniquely for you by discussing your painting. Bring up to three paintings. Fridays (4-5 p.m., $15 registration required). Comprehen-sive Art Coaching for advanced artists: One hour introduction class with Anita at the Gallery (or virtually with Google Hangouts/Skype), continuing with three 30-minute phone consults, and periodic “homework”— starting at $150 per month. Free introduction class in Argentine Tango (February 15 and March 29, 8-9 p.m.) courtesy of LewesTango.com. Milonga (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), $10 at the door. The Gallery is open Friday-Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Art for a Purpose, (135 Second Street, second floor, in Lewes; 302-245-4528) is a one-of-a-kind art gallery run by Midge Smith which assists tax-exempt organizations by turning donated art into cash for their unrestricted use. Gallery hours Friday-Sunday.
Barking Dog Gallery (29 Lake Shore Drive; Lewes; 856-577-1411) offering classes in watercolor/zentangle and jewelry by Donna Whiteside.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue) presents new and classic favorite Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming, photography by Jay Fleming, Tony Pratt and Pamela Bieler and hand-blown glass by Deb Appleby.
*Gallery 50/G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) offers glass, sculpture, mixed media, photography, mobiles, ceramic art tiles and so much more.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Stop by to see handmade pottery, as Susan might be there throwing a pot or two.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203).
*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.
*Paintiques and The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; (302) 258-4203) invites you to stop by and enjoy some changes and surprises for you from the eclectic little group at 20 Baltimore Avenue! Thursday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), Friday-Saturday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.), Sunday and Monday by chance!
*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 books, calendars, and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has a gazillion things going on: Hot Off the Press: College Artists Exhibition (through March 2); Members Gallery of Art & Pairings Exhibition; opening February 15: Salon No. 8: Art of Russia (Homestead Gallery-weekends only). February 19: Art in the Evening (Screening at Rehoboth Beach Library, 6-7:15 p.m.) Free with advance registration; February 27: Writers Free Write (4:30-6 p.m.; Chambers Studio); March 8-23: Young at Art— artwork from Sussex County students. Visit their new annex in McQuay’s Marketplace (510 Rehoboth Avenue) starting February 15! Please visit their website for complete details on their programming.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Around the World: The Deflowering of Eva van End— Wednesday, March 5 (7 p.m.) in the Upstairs Screening Room at Movies at Midway. Free! Monthly Screenings: Oscar Shorts—Thursday, February 27 (7 p.m.), The Den at Bear Trap Dunes (Ocean View) Friday, February 28 (7 p.m.); Upstairs Screening Room at Movies at Midway. $4 (RBFS members)/$6 (future members). In the House, Friday, March 28 (7 p.m.); Upstairs Screening Room at Movies at Midway. $4 (RBFS members)/$6 (future members). Read A Movie: The Adjustment Bureau, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, Wednesday, February 12 (4 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Free. Hollow Man, based on the H. G. Wells short story, Wednesday, March 12 (4 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Free. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Dvorak’s Rusalka, Saturday, February 8 (12:55 p.m.); Borodin’s Prince Igor (one of my personal faves!), Saturday, March 1 (noon); Massenet’s Werther, Saturday, March 15 (12:55 p.m.) at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater. Visit their website for other events and details.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) continues their Beach Eats exhibit. View menus from the Renegade, the Corner Cupboard Inn, Chez La Mer, and others. Admission is by donation. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) features Abstract Expressionism in different mediums by 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 and Studio 3 (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, as well as the work of Dolores Andrew, Joyce Blakeslee, Rose Doster, Wendy Kesler, Melissa McLean, and LaVerne McIntyre.