While having my morning coffee, I noticed that a few of the daffodil bulbs I planted last fall were on the verge of blooming. I hadn’t really noticed that they had sprouted, but the light snow that was falling made them more clearly visible. I mention this only because it’s that weird time of year where one day it’s warm and the next it’s snowing. We don’t take much notice of anything but the weather. But now it’s time to see that there is life here—even in the winter! Stop looking out the window at the weather and blossom before you wither and die. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Bethany Area Repertory Theater (in residence at the Dickens Parlor Theater; 35715 Atlantic Avenue; Bethany Beach; 302-829-1071) presents A Tiny Little Secret by playwright-in-residence Bob Davis on February 18-20 and 25-27.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus has the musical event of the season—Sassy, Brassy and Classy—February 12 and 13 (7 p.m.) and 14 (3 p.m.) at Epworth UMC; and March 20 (3 p.m.) at the Arts and Science Center Theatre at Del Tech in Georgetown!
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) has a joint fundraiser with CAMP Rehoboth on March 5 (6 p.m.) and March 6 (2 p.m.) as they present The Laramie Project starring everyone you know and directed by Becky Craft. Tickets: $50 includes a pre-show reception for each performance. Anything Goes taps its way onto their stage March 18, and their Broadway Legends program presents Gypsy on March 23, One show at 11 a.m. Free.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) has pianist Michael Brown, as a solo recitalist Saturday, February 20 (2 p.m.). Brown is a recent winner of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Tickets: $30. Ages 10-18, as well as one adult per youth, are admitted free with advance reservations. Admission for $10 is available at the door to students 19 years and older as well as active and retired military. ID must be shown to receive discount.
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Ave in Dover; 800-838-3006) has scheduled one of my favorite shows—Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead—directed by Kevin Smith. February 26-March 6.
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) offer A Delicate Balance—February 13 (7:30 p.m.) and 14 (2 p.m.).
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) offers a huge variety of entertainment: iComedy: Stand-up—February 13; Artist Showcase—February 15; Comedy Open Mic—February 16; Transcendental Jam Session: Kirtan—February 17 (free); Surfrider Foundation Movie Night—February 19; ‘Til Death Do Us Part Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre—February 21; The Amazing Kreskin—March 5 and 6. Something for everyone, and just about every night! Check their website for further details.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) has a great mix of new and old! On the “new” side: Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival: (in partnership with the Seaside Jewish Community)—Thursday, March 17-Sunday, March 20. Women’s Film Series: (in honor of Women’s History Month), Thursday evenings (7 p.m.) during March. Another Take: (Co-sponsored with CAMP Rehoboth), this series features gay and lesbian themed films. February 13-14 (3 p.m.); Delmarva Connections: third Wednesday of each month (7 p.m.); Around the World: (co-sponsored with the Lewes Library) first Wednesday of each month (7 p.m.); Read A Movie: (co-sponsored with the Rehoboth Beach and Lewes Libraries) second Wednesday of each month (4 p.m.); monthly screenings: February 26 (7 p.m.); The Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD: (Cape Henlopen High School) March 5 (12:55 p.m.). Check their website for location and further details.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) present Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, February 12-21. Tickets: $16. Auditions for Fiddler On The Roof will be held February 14-15 (7 p.m.) Details at their website. Their Children’s Dessert Theater presents Snow Queen March 11-13.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Artwalk, February 13 and March 12 (6-9 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) has beautiful Romanian-made glass vases and bowls at 20% off for the month of February!
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) has announced slightly reduced business hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. The last Saturday of the month they host Tango De Arte, a Milonga, social dance in Argentine Tango until midnight. They welcome you to share your dreams of building your collection of fine art and offer layaway.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue; or kevinfleming.com) presents new and classic favorite Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming. Visit their new gallery in Lewes!
*Gallery 50 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) Check the website for current exhibits. Master framer, Ed McGann, is happy to assist you with your framing needs.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Take a step into the studio and watch Susan throwing pots!
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) is featuring not only classes in jewelry making, but has some beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase. Do stop by, take the time to look at her work, and say “hi” from me!
*Paintiques and The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) has some of the most fascinating local artists and artwork in the area. It is always a treat to drop into the galleries and see who is on display.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551).
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) If you wondered what happened to Ward Ellinger, you can find his work, as well as that of many of the artists from Ward’s gallery, at Philip Morton Gallery.
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 books, cards, and gifts.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has two major Members’ exhibitions opening on Friday February 12 (5–7 p.m.)—Red (exploring the power and perception of the color red) and From Our Hands (a pottery and ceramic showcase by over fifty RAL Member artists). Both exhibitions are on display through March 15.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has a fantastic exhibit—Women of Rehoboth Beach celebrating the great ladies of Rehoboth’s past—do-gooders, bootleggers, divorcees, business owners, and publishers of lesbian novels! Don’t miss the Delaware Beach Life magazine Photography Exhibit (through March 5) or their Downton Abbey tea on March 6 (2 p.m.) to mark the end of the popular PBS series.
Scénique Art Gallery (7 North First Street, 302-226-2787) is a new premier fine art gallery specializing in seascapes and fun in the sun. Join them for Gala-Ray Sashay every Second Saturday. Open daily from Noon-10 p.m.
*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.