Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
1. Led Zeppelin tribute
Those with an appetite for Led Zeppelin will be satisfied by tribute band Get The Led Out at World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington on Friday.
Deviating from the usual makeup of most Zeppelin tribute acts that feature a foursome like the original band, GTLO is based in Philadelphia, Pa., and is comprised of a core group of six superb musicians, which sometimes grows to seven or eight members. Though Zeppelin rocked out as a foursome, the guys in GTLO know the legendary crew also enlisted the help of additional musicians on certain tracks for a fuller sound.
GTLO is no stranger to beginning shows with tunes like "Stairway to Heaven" and "Dazed and Confused," followed by a brief acoustic set with songs like "Tangerine" and "Black Mountain Side." To bring it home, they've been known to dish out heavy tunes such as "Wanton" and "Heartbreaker."
WHAT Get The Led Out in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO Visit worldcafelive.com or call (302) 994-1400
2. Celebrate soul with 'Dreamgirls' the musical
Big League Productions will bring the Tony and Academy Award-winning musical "Dreamgirls" to the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington for four sizzling performances from Friday through Sunday.
This multi-media production of "Dreamgirls" tells the story of "The Dreams" ─ a budding girl-group during the '60s, inspired by the career of Diana Ross and The Supremes ─ as they wade through the pleasure and pain that follows many music groups seeking a career of riches and glory.
The winner of six Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, "Dreamgirls" premiered on Broadway in 1981. Through multiple revivals and an award-winning 2006 motion picture adaptation, it's remained an audience favorite for more than three decades.
WHAT "Dreamgirls" the musical
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday,; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE DuPont Theatre, 1007 North Market St., Wilmington
INFO Visit duponttheatre.com or call (302) 656-4401
"Dreamgirls" features unforgettable hits by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger, including "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen," and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Tom Eyen.
3. See The Spinto Band before Firefly
The Spinto Band will share tunes from its new album at the Arden Gill Hall on Saturday, which will preview its concert at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover this June.
The Buried Beds, of Philadelphia, Pa., will open Saturday's show.
"Cool Cocoon," released in February, is the follow-up to The Spinto Band's previous LP, "Shy Pursuit," which only dropped nine months ago. The Spintos, a Wilmington-based band, were initially drawn to their new project's title because of its visual properties, since both words are mostly made with the letters "C" and "O," bassist and singer Thomas Hughes, 30, of Wilmington, told the Dover Post recently.
But the title eventually became symbolic of the new and exciting, yet sometimes scary, place where the Wilmington-based band found themselves while recording the album. From there, the Spintos built a divine record that feels like a sibling to the former one, yet with a heavier pop personality and more introspection.
WHAT The Spinto Band and Buried Beds in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden
COST $10 members; $12 non-members
INFO Visit ardenconcerts.com or call (302) 475-3126