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The weather, the beach, the summer nights, and everything Rehoboth Beach (and surrounding environs) have to offer in the way of entertainment in the arts! Hot! Hot! Hot! All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) has three great shows this summer—Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, and Shrek—rotating every two nights through Labor Day. The Late-R Night Show with the Delaware Comedy Theatre, Friday nights (10 p.m.) and Christopher Peterson’s The Broads of Broadway every Saturday and Sunday night. Mark your calendars for the Final Bow Cabaret—presented by the summer acting company on September 2 (10 p.m.). Free, but donations accepted.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) offers the chance to explore highlights of their upcoming season with a free Musical Perspectives program, August 13 at 4 p.m. at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. There’s an “Early Bird” subscription discount for their 2016-2017 season— five concerts for the price of four.
Concerts by the Sea (All Saints Episcopal; 18 Olive Avenue) presents Beverly Morgan in recital, August 20 (6 p.m.), and The U.S. Army Chorus Baritones September 16 and 17 at 6 p.m. I’ll vouch for both events as worth your time!
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Ave in Dover; 800-838-3006)has a free Improvisation Workout for Adults (18+) with Melissa Brenner—August 28 (7 p.m.) and another for Kids—September 3 (1 p.m.)
Ovation Dinner Theater (302-500-1528) presents interactive comedy and Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters all over the area. Check their website for locations.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) are in rehearsal for their all-star production of Into the Woods—September 30-October 9.
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) offers a huge variety of entertainment! August 12: Mac ‘n’ Brews Art: works by Nick Gruber and Orion Cameron, tasty eats from Grandpa Mac, and drinks from local breweries while you view Manifest Destiny. August 14: Singer/Songwriter Series. August 17: Kirtan—Devotional Chant Yoga and complimentary vegetarian feast! August 18: Princess Bride. August 19: Stand Up Comedy featuring Shawn Banks. August 22: Artist Showcase. August 23: Sasheer Zamata from SNL. August 26: Jazz with Rhenda Fearrington. August 27: The Remains: Ramones Tribute Band. Many of the events also feature wine or craft beer tastings! Check their website for further details.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) has great independent films opening every Friday at their new Cinema Arts Theatre (17701 Dartmouth Drive in Lewes). National Theatre Live Screenings—live broadcasts from the London stage!—Hangmen (August 22 and 24). Cinema and the Arts: showing Hockney (August 16). See the World: presented by Accent on Travel—second Thursday of each month (3:45 p.m.). Cinema by the Canal: (Lewes Canalfront Park) Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Back to the Future (August 25). Special Event: A feature film adaptation of Macbeth—September 13.
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (302-227-6766) presents three shows in rotation this summer: The Wizard of Oz, Puss in Boots, and The Emperor’s New Clothes at Epworth UMC (19285 Holland Glade Road). Fantastic summer camps in film, TV, and theatre for the emerging artists in your life through August 26. Check their website!
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220).
Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) will be moving her studio to Brooklyn, NY! Mention Letters from CAMP Rehoboth and get 25% off your purchase as her way to celebrate the friendships and support for the gallery! Wonderful artists like Charles Amill, Don Griffin, Gregg Rosner, Jim Rehak, Katherine Chang Liu, Luz Arkal, Patricia Fisher, and Tim Bell are represented, and the gallery also does wonderful custom orders!
The Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue, 302-227-3674) presents New Work 2016—watercolors by Rod Cook (through August 17).
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) presents works by Wendy Carr through September 4.
The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) hosts a fantastic collection of artists: Amandeline Gallery celebrates summer with color, including original paintings by Yvonne Mora, Sergey Cherep, and Tom Clarke. Anne Packard’s new seascape canvases and the beautiful undersea oil paintings of MP Gerald continue to be displayed throughout the summer. Paintiques has painted furniture galore, as well as a fantastic new selection of pieces for the Summer season. They can customize anything and do beautiful work. The Happyrock Pottery features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. WibergArt and Studio 3) displays the work of renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, as well as the work of many fine local artists.
*Gallery 50 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) features CON-CEP-TION, a new joint show with Ward Ellinger and Sondra N. Arkin (August 13-September 6). Opening reception: August 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Check out the Linda Whitney and Karen Calandra line of jewelry, and the high quality workmanship of Ed McGann in their framing shop.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has classes in jewelry making, and beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase. The gallery currently hosts Steel Magnolias featuring new works by Liz Clark and April Wood—through August 15.
Painting With a Twist (17723 Coastal Highway; 302-313-5769) is a fun, new studio offering public painting classes and private pARTies for anyone over the age of seven, and provides complimentary wine, beer and soda. The studio celebrates Teacher Appreciation Month throughout August! Family Day Classes—every Wednesday in August. Open Studio—August 20. Paint Your Pet—August 21. Manic Monday—August 22. Coffee and Canvas—August 17. Date Nite—August 27. Visit their website for details and prices.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road in Lewes; 302-645-0551) hosts Alchemy—featuring photography by Richard Calvo, paintings by Jason Tako, and driftwood sculptures by Larry Ringgold—through August 29. Opening September 3: Picturesque with works by Jacalyn Beam, Howard Eberle, Doris Ingram, and Bill Snow.
Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) has been reacquired by Philip Livingston of Elegant Slumming and is heading in exciting new directions. The new “home” gallery offers distinctive home furnishings, accessories, antiquities, and one-of-a-kind curiosities, and artwork—inventory not found anywhere else!
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) hosts their 78th Annual Members’ Fine Arts Exhibition in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries—through September 4. Domestic Landscapes is featured in the Homestead through October 31. 43rd Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Craft Show continues August 13 and 14 —Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) is currently featuring Wish You Were Here—an exhibition of over 400 postcards spanning more than 100 years. Jolly Trolley Tour— August 18 and 25 (9 a.m.). $10. Reservations required. Exhibits show the history of having fun at the beach. Vintage bathing suits, photos, and maps are on display. They have ever changing exhibits, too. Little hands are welcome and the museum is handicap accessible. Admission is by donation, so it’s affordable, too. And if you’re looking for a great memento of your trip to Rehoboth Beach, their gift shop has lots of options.
Scénique Art Gallery (7 North First Street, 302-226-ARTS ) specializes in fine art seascapes and fun in the sun—featuring artists Sunny Heitzman, Marco Vazquez, Bob Kimball, and Andrea Costa. Join them for Gala-Ray Sashay every Second Saturday.