These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Element K headed your way
WHAT Element K in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
Element K will leap off the periodic table and onto the concert stage at Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino tonight.
Smoothly transitioning from multiple genres and blitzing your favorite songs, along with some of the newest ones, Element K makes a valiant effort at literally trying to please all ears. Out of the band's 100-plus covers, a few notables they dish out include: Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over," Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody," Oasis' "Wonderwall," Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight," Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry," Ellie Goulding's "Lights," George Michael's "Faith" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'."
Spend an afternoon at 'Hyde Park'
WHAT Dover Public Library's Saturday matinee with 'Hyde Park on Hudson'
WHEN 2 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover
INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030
See Franklin D. Roosevelt like never before in the comedic drama "Hyde Park on Hudson" on Saturday at Dover Public Library.
Starring the zany Bill Murray, the movie focuses on the relationship between FDR and a distant cousin, Daisy Suckley, who's first called to the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park to provide the president with companionship and becomes a household fixture as a romance develops.
The main event in "Hyde Park" is the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, whose goal is to obtain FDR's support for Britain in World War II. They seem out of place in the relatively modest Roosevelt home and must be good sports at a picnic featuring Native American entertainment and hot dogs. Murray's performance earned critical praise and a Golden Globe nomination. The film is rated R.
Get an early taste of summer with Shades of August
WHAT Shades of August in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill, 492 Walnut Shade Road, Dover
INFO Find The Green Stringer on Facebook or call 698-3300
Based in Dover's backyard, the quintet Shades of August blurs the lines between modern and classic rock.
Often compared to bands like 3 Doors Down, Shades of August's sound is the result of influences that are as varied as the members themselves. From AC/DC to Matchbox Twenty and many in between, the five amigos manage to forge a unique sound that captures both raw and emotional storytelling. SOA's soul-drenched lyrics and full melodies stand out in the sea of vanilla music.
While SOA's best known for its original songs, the band isn't afraid to cross over into covers, so don't be surprised if you hear a few when they gig at the Green Stinger on Saturday.