Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Illusions of grandeur with local mentalist
WHAT 'Experiments of the Mind' mentalist show
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford
INFO Cainillusions.com or call 422-0220
Does the idea of a stranger telling you random facts about yourself intrigue you? Then you'll want to catch mentalist Dan Cain's performance at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford tonight titled, "Experiments of the Mind."
Cain, of Hartly, will have at least two other mind-bending treats for audiences at the show, which will include bringing two patrons on stage and fostering a real-time connection between the two people by having one of them do strange things to the other such as making them raise their arms against their own will just by pointing at them. In addition, Cain will reveal messages that audience members will write on slips of paper without ever seeing the messages.
What's more, one audience member will have the chance to win some cash at the show. Cain will have two sealed envelopes on stage and audience members must guess the amount in the envelopes to earn cash.
The Living Deads, Coffin Fly and Big Skull
WHAT The Living Deads Coffin Fly and Big Skull in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Mojo Main, 270 E. Main St., Newark
INFO mojomain.com or (302) 369-Mojo
Their names suggest they play black metal, yet you'll find this to be false when The Living Deads, Coffin Fly and Big Skull gig at Mojo Main in Newark tonight.
Coffin Fly and The Living Deads are actually two rockabilly bands, while Big Skull delivers ska flavor.
But be forewarned, Coffin Fly isn't your typical rockabilly band, which makes it shimmer. The trio dishes out tunes inspired by cheesy vintage horror films and frontman Fat Matt, whose ironically slim, refers to audiences as "humans," since he and his bandmates regard themselves as flies.
WHAT Adams Wilson, Charlotte Sometimes, James Hearne, Justin Tracy, Maggie Gabbard, and Moonflower in concert
WHEN 7 p.m., Saturday,
WHERE World Café Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO gablemusicventures.com or 994-1400
Six up-and-comers with a nice range of musical styles will play the bill at World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington on Saturday.
The acts featured will include Adams Wilson, Charlotte Sometimes, James Hearne, Justin Tracy, Maggie Gabbard and Moonflower.
A standout in this lineup is Moonflower, a folk-pop band from Spain currently based in Wilmington.
At the end of 2011, Moonflower caught the attention of many in the media with the release of its debut and self-released album "First Time." The record received rave reviews in 2012 and the band was selected as one of the best Spanish pop bands. Moonflower even played the acclaimed Festival Internacional de Benicàssim in Spain in 2012. The Benicàssim Festival is a big-time event and its 2012 festival saw performances by stellar names like Bob Dylan, Florence and the Machine and The Stone Roses.