3 events to check out beyond Dover this weekend
King of Pop is back
WHAT Who's Bad concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Friday
WHERE Bottle & Cork, 1807 Highway One, Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach
INFO Visit deweybeachlife.com or call (302) 227-7272
Though the King of Pop is gone, he still moonwalks in our hearts.
And a great portion of his spirit dwells in the electrifying act Who's Bad, one of the most acclaimed Michael Jackson tribute acts.
The band's next concert is at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach tonight.
Led by impersonator Joseph Bell, Who's Bad has a catalog of 30-plus tunes including "Dirty Diana," "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" and "You Rock My World." The band also covers Jackson 5 classics like "ABC" and "Dancing Machine."
Regarded as the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, the internationally-known Who's Bad has sold-out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom, including London's O2 in December 2010, the same venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show tour titled "This Is It."
Is 'Any Body Home?'
WHAT 'Any Body Home?' the murder mystery
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday; 8 p.m., Saturday and 3 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford
COST $17 adults; $16 seniors (65 and older) and students on Sunday only
INFO Visit secondstreetplayers.com or call (302) 422-0220
Even Scooby-Doo and the gang would get stumped trying to nab the culprit behind the mysterious death of a condo owner in the whodunit comedic farce "Any Body Home?"
Presented by Second Street Players, the production will debut at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford tonight.
The only goal on struggling real estate agent Susan Strathcona's mind is selling condo owner Daphney Bloor's swank pad. Simple enough, right? Not quite. When she arrives early to host the open house, Strathcona − a hypochondriac who's trying to kick her smoking habit ─ is shocked to discover Bloor is dead on the couch. Despite her nerves, Strathcona is still committed to selling the condo and one-upping her nemesis (Warren Danforth), a slime-ball real estate agent bent on trying to steal the condo's listing from her.
When you sprinkle in Bloor's overly-masculine fiancé (Brock Palmerstone), her sex-pot neighbor (Prudence Woburn) and a lousy international police detective (Agent Dana Highway), Strathcona's plan to get rid of the condo adds a second helping of stress onto her crowded plate.
Things become even crazier, but not the craziest, when you add in that each character has a motive for wanting to end Bloor's life.
Eugene the friendly monster
WHAT Yosi Meets Eugene in concert
WHEN 10 a.m., Saturday
WHERE The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville
INFO freemanstage.org or call (302) 436-3015
Everyone should feel comfy in their own skin, even if you're a fuzzy cyclops with red fur and horns.
This message of diversity is a golden one that Yosef "Yosi" Levin the children's performer will illuminate in his concert "Yosi Meets Eugene" in Selbyville on The Freeman Stage at Bayside this Saturday. Yosi will be accompanied by fellow musician/puppeteer Johnny Beirne and their cuddly ─ yet misunderstood ─ cyclops pal, Eugene the monster, a creature that only children can fully understand.
"He's got a gravelly voice and he's very exuberant. But he's kindhearted," Yosi said of Eugene.
Eugene will be introduced halfway through the show via a cardboard box, which serves as his metaphorical sandbox, a place where the creature feels free to "go anywhere he wants because his box is his imagination," Yosi said.
Prior to introducing Eugene, Yosi and Beirne will perform other fun originals, kicking off the concert with an engaging, educational and unifying tune titled "Hello."
"We usually start off the show saying hello in different languages," said Yosi, from Spanish to French to Hebrew to Swahili.