Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Have some 'Fun, Fun, Fun'
WHAT Still Surfin' in concert
WHEN 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Harrington Raceway & Casino (Gold Room), 15 W. Rider Road, Harrington
INFO casino.harringtonraceway.com or (888) 887-5687
Professional Beach Boys tribute band Still Surfin' will hang 10 in Harrington at the Gold Room at Harrington Raceway & Casino tonight.
Based in Washington, D.C., Still Surfin' is an outfit featuring guys with a unique and extensive musical background. The band's common love for The Beach Boys' harmonies and deceivingly-difficult arrangements brought it together to croon through sets of Beach Boys hits like "Surfin' Safari," "Help Me Rhonda," "Fun, Fun, Fun" and plenty more.
What better way to start the summer — and the holiday weekend — than to soak up sounds of The Beach Boys?
Kids, start your engines
WHAT Roller Relay Races
WHEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (museum hours, seven days a week); 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Roller Relay Races times); Roller Relay Races begin at the same time on Saturday and Sunday
WHERE Delaware Children's Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington
COST $12 for non-members; free for members and children 12 months and younger
INFO delawarechildrensmuseum.org or call (302) 654-2340
Not having a driver's license won't keep your tykes from burning rubber during Delaware Children's Museum Roller Relay Races in Wilmington on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Kids will duke it out on the track on a colorful fleet of Roller Racers vehicles in the DCM's Open Gallery where they'll exercise their bodies and brains by moving handle bars from side to side and use their bodyweight to guide themselves around the track.
Roller Racers are like go-karts that use a combination of lateral friction, force and torque that allows riders to make their vehicles move. Race past the other kids and experience the thrill of physics! But be sure to drive with both hands, since taking a spill isn't cute.
Get your laugh on
WHAT 'LOL Short Film Fest – Unrated'
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday
WHERE 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO worldcafelive.com or call (302) 994-1400
Ever hear of a puppet having a nervous breakdown? You will when World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington hosts the "LOL Short Film Fest – Unrated" tonight.
The festival will feature nine hilarious short comedies guaranteed to have you rolling on the floor.
One of the most intriguing films is "The Dark Companion" by writer and director Darrell C. Hazelrig. Howard (a puppet) has an existential crisis and nervous breakdown when he, and only he, can see his puppeteer: a featureless creature that's always looming over him. Howard refers to the puppeteer as his "dark companion." Howard's relationship with his wife and friends quickly breaks down when no one believes his story, forcing him to take drastic measures.
Then there's "Dream Job" by writer and director Joe Lipari under Blue Sun Productions and New Puppet Order productions. Dave Koumanzales (Dave Hill) is an out-of-work filmmaker who's been selling his comic book collection to pay his rent. Just as he's about to give up hope, he's offered what he thinks is his dream job: a chance to work for George Lucas.