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  • 3 events to check out in Dover

  • These three events have your name on them this weekend.
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  • Hues of blues
    WHAT Tom Larsen Band 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 (302) 674-4600
    Like a Smurf, the only color that matters to the Tom Larsen Band are shades of blues. This means you shouldn't be surprised when the outfit redecorates Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino to resemble the Smurf's enchanting village for its gig tonight.
    Having blanketed the East Coast with cozy melodies for more than two decades, Larsen began as a solo performer, specializing in the acoustic blues of the '20s and '30's, covering artists such as Blind Willie McTell and the legendary Robert Johnson. Larsen's known for using his clean slide guitar playing and ability to juggle playing the harmonica simultaneously. He eventually taught himself the electric guitar and formed his own original outfit, which mixes in classic blues, funk and soul.
    Most of the tunes you'll hear from the TLB are predominately, if not totally, original.
    Surviving 'The Impossible'
    WHAT Dover Public Library's Saturday matinee with 'The Impossible'
    WHEN 2 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover
    COST Free
    INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call (302) 736-7030
    It's a calm, peaceful day as a family is enjoying their vacation in Thailand. Then in an instant, the parents and children find themselves threatened by a tsunami.
    Their story is the subject of "The Impossible," the next free film that will be shown at the Dover Public Library on Saturday.
    Naomi Watts stars as Maria Bennett, the mother of the family, who, along with her oldest son, is carried away when a wall of water sweeps through their hotel grounds. Ewan McGregor costars as the husband who must leave his younger children with strangers to search for his wife and son. Watts was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance.
    'Element' of surprise
    WHAT Element K in concert
    WHEN 9:30 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
    INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call (302) 674-4600
    The human jukebox band Element K will tackle some of the newest covers as well as your favorite old school joints on Saturday at Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino tonight.
    Page 2 of 2 - Element K, of Newark, does its earnest to make its audience's ears smile. Lugging a weighty catalog of more than 100 songs, the eclectic mix includes Mumford & Sons' "The Cave," Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," Rage Against the Machine's "Dog Days," Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer," Simon and Garfunkel's "Me and Julio," The Beatles' "Let It Be," Grouplove's "Tongue Tied" and Ellie Goulding's "Lights."
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