The autumnal equinox occurs on September 22 at 10:21 a.m. At this precise moment we pass from summer into fall—and though “equinox” infers that the day and night are equal, that happens on the 25th, due to our location on the globe. The earth is in balance, but what about your life? Working more than you should? Not spending enough time with those you love? The election season making you feel a little toxic? Perhaps the change in seasons should signal the time for change in your life. Challenge yourself to try something new! Get off your couch and spend an evening at a concert or a show, or take an art or dance class. I’ve done all the research for you, now feed your soul. 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 Same Time, Next Year—through September 24.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) opens Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive—September 23-October 9 (Mature content). Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years runs October 21-30 featuring Artistic Director, David Button, and Erin Williams Bobby.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) new season opens in the newly renovated Bethel UMC Hall with the internationally celebrated American Brass Quintet—October 15 (7 p.m.). $30 ($35 for premium seating), free for ages 10-18 (one adult per youth), and student/military discounts.
Concerts by the Sea (All Saints Episcopal; 18 Olive Avenue) presents The U.S. Army Chorus Baritones—September 16 and 17 (6 p.m.), the Andrea Wood Jazz Quartet—October 14 (7:30 p.m.), and the combined Parish and Hood College Choirs perform The People’s Jazz Mass—October 15 (6 p.m.).
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Ave in Dover; 800-838-3006) offers Twelve Angry Men—September 16-25. Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be held September 26 and 27 (7 p.m.). The group also offers several classes in Jazz and Tap! Check their website.
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) open their all-star production of Stephen Sondheim’s 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! September 16: Stand-Up Comedy. September 17: Joey and Gina’s Comedy Italian Wedding Dinner Theater. September 22: Film —The Shopkeeper. September 23: Lurking for Love with Magnolia Applebottom. September 24: Appalachian Mountain Music with Driven Women. September 26: Artist Showcase. September 28: Kirtan—Devotional chant yoga and complimentary vegetarian feast! September 27: Mooncat Comedy Open Mic. September 28: Transcenden-tal Jam Session with Kirtan. September 30-October 1: Assisted Living the Musical. October 7: Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay starring Fay Jacobs! October 8: Monster Mash Murders Dinner Theatre—catered by Hobo’s. October 10: Milton Artist Showcase. October 11: Mooncat Comedy Open Mic. October 13: Kiss the Sky—Jimi Hendrix Tribute. October 14: Stand-up Comedy. October 15: Delaware Comedy Theatre.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) has great Independent films opening every Friday at their new Cinema Art Theatre (17701 Dartmouth Drive in Lewes). See the World: presented by Accent on Travel—second Thursday of each month (3:45 p.m.). National Theatre Live Screenings: The Audience—September 17, 19 and 21—One Man, Two Guvnors—October 24, 26, and 29. Women’s Film Series: Equal Means Equal— September 27; Cancer? Seriously—October 25. LGBT CINE-brations Film Festival: September 22-25.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) is producing Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit—through September 18. The Children’s Theater presents Charlotte’s Web—October 6-8.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue, 302-227-5620) presents Bear Art, a selection of art from “bears” throughout the mid-atlantic. Join them for the opening wine and cheese reception on Saturday, September 17 from 4:30-6:30.
Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) hosts a fantastic collection of artists: Amandeline Gallery celebrates the season 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. Paintiques has painted furniture galore, as well as a rotating selection of new pieces. 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 great modern/contemporary art. Judith Judy and Gary Fisher present an ethereal new show—through October 4. Michael Krausz opens a new show October 8-18. Dane Tilghman exhibits a variety of works from his Every Day Man/Americana series—through November 1. Check out the Linda Whitney and Karen Calandra line of jewelry, and the workmanship of 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. Local jewelry artist Arden Bardol presents Suspension: The Experiment—through October 22. Join Heidi on September 23 (6-10 p.m.) to celebrate the gallery’s 10th anniversary!
Painting With a Twist (17723 Coastal Highway; 302-313-5769) is a fun, new studio offering public painting classes and private pARTies for all occasions—days, evenings, weekdays, and weekends for anyone over the age of seven, and provides complimentary wine, beer and soda. Monthly events include Paint Your Pet, Open Studio, Family Age 7+ classes, Teen Nite, Date Nite, Manic Monday, Coffee and Canvas, as well as regularly scheduled classes. Painting with a Purpose fundraisers also offered. Visit their website for details and prices.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road in Lewes; 302-645-0551) hosts Picturesque with works by Jacalyn Beam, Howard Eberle, Doris Ingram, and Bill Snow– through September 26. Opening October 1: Same Image, Three Views—with works by Jean Doran, Laura Hickman, and Steve Rogers.
Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) has been reacquired by Philip Livingston of Elegant Slumming and offers distinctive home furnishings, accessories, antiquities, and one-of-a-kind curiosities, and artwork.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) hosts Robert Rathe’s Pieces that Remain—Steel from the World Trade Center Domestic—through September 26. Their seventh Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition and Recent Permanent Collection Acquisitions—through October 16. Landscapes: Homestead Gallery through October 31. Recent Acquisitions—works from the Permanent Collection—through December 31. In the Abstract—a Members’ Showcase Exhibition, October 21-November 27. Denkfigu—by Morgan Everheart, October 21-November 27. 27th Annual Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show, November 5 and 6. Seventh Annual Open House, December 3.
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. Postcard Writing Workshop: September 16 (4 p.m.). Rehoboth Walking Tour: meets at Bandstand—September 22 and October 6 (both 9 a.m.) $10 (reservations required). Capt. William Manthorpe presents a program in honor of Navy Day to illustrate the history of the Navy in the area. $5 (reservations required). Jolly Trolley Tour—October 14 (9 a.m.)—meets at the Anna Hazzard House (17 Christian St.). $10 (reservations required).
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.