1. Get your popcorn ready for 'The Movies'
The hallmark of The Movies is the tight vocal harmonies, which will rock Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Friday night.
The Movies, a band whose name has nothing to do with film, is comprised of a lively quintet of musicians aged 50-plus who don't rely on moving around on stage with the same gusto as guys half their age. Rather than trying to whip crowds into a frenzy with acrobatics, the savvy veterans grip audiences with their angelic voices via a range of covers that span Motown hits to '80s rock.
WHAT Junior Wilson & the Movies in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
COST To be announced for non-Capital Club card-users; free for Capital Club card-users
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
2. Learn about 'Lincoln'
Steven Spielberg's epic drama "Lincoln" will be featured for free at Dover Public Library this Saturday as part of its new weekly matinée film series.
Thirty minutes before the film kicks off, there will be an introduction and question-and-answer session by local scholars and historians including Larry Koch and Daniel Pritchett.
Some critics have praised lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar-winning performance in "Lincoln," an acclaimed film based on President Abraham Lincoln's battle to abolish slavery. Meanwhile, others have pointed out the film's historical inaccuracies. Hence, you can expect to receive some interesting information and opinions before the film starts.
Koch, who moved to Delaware from Maine, is a retired former educator, storyteller and occasional comedian whose hobby has always been history and researching the life of Abraham Lincoln. Koch is currently working on a book of reflections on Lincoln.
Pritchett has taught American history for more than 40 years, first in the Capital School District then at Delaware State University and now at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Dover. He's a presenter for the Delaware Humanities Forum.
WHAT Dover Public Library's Saturday matinee with 'Lincoln'
WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover
INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030
3. Have a 'Mari' time at the Bónz Lounge
The Mari Hill Band will inject a nice groove into the Bónz Lounge at Harrington Raceway & Casino on Saturday with an assorted mix of pop and blues covers, along with other musical flavors.
Page 2 of 2 - Based in Millsboro, The Mari Hill Band covers artists such as Alanis Morissette, Melissa Etheridge, Janis Joplin, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt, Pink and many other folks in between.
Frontwoman and namesake Mari Hill is a dynamic and expressive vocalist. Hill's octave range is broad enough that she can transition from singing a ballad then dive into a raw rock tune.
She's also a songwriter and has recorded at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia, Pa., and at Susquehanna Sound in Northumberland, Pa. She's currently penning and recording original material to perform live with her band.
WHAT The Mari Hill Band in concert
WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Bónz Lounge at Harrington Raceway & Casino, 15 W. Rider Road, Harrington
COST No cover charge
INFO Visit casino.harringtonraceway.com or call (888) 887-5687