Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
K-OS coming to Philly
WHAT K-OS in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, Pa.
INFO Visit utphilly.com or call 215-232-2100
Before Drake there was K-OS.
K-OS (pronounced "chaos") is a native of Toronto, Canada whose long been rapping and singing before fellow Canadian Drake gained notoriety for juggling both skillsets. Although both artists are lyrical, K-OS's music packs more substance and feels more sincere. He talks about alcohol occasionally, but you don't hear him boasting about sleeping with women or glorifying drugs. K-Os generally touches on topics of spirituality, love-loss and love-gained and staying true to oneself. His versatility as a singer has seen him successfully imitate a number of styles including blues, pop, reggae and rock. His new album "Black on Blonde" is a clever double-disc project that's hip-hop heavy on the "Black" disc and rock oriented on the "Blonde" disk.
You can see what the living legend K-OS is all about when he headlines at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pa., tonight. The show openers are Chris Vance, Mars Parker and Standin Cannon.
Laugh 'til it hurts
WHAT 'The Tim Conway Show'
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO Visit duponttheatre.com or call 1-(800)-338-0881
Comedian Tim Conway from "The Carol Burnett Show" has a night of improvised humor and amusing characters in store for the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday with "The Tim Conway Show."
Conway will be joined by masterful impressionist Louise DuArt, who's never satisfied with just imitating celebs. She goes the extra mile and develops simultaneous conversations between stars such as Joan Rivers, Edith Bunker, Barbra Streisand, Barbara Walters, Whoopie Goldberg and Judge Judy.
For nearly a decade, Conway and DuArt have been selling out theaters and casinos throughout the country. And the pair might add the DuPont Theatre to that list, so get your tickets soon.
The 'Minas' touch
WHAT Minas in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE World Café Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO Visit worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400
The Brazilian outfit Minas will return to the World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington on Saturday to pay a tribute to the classic album "Getz/Gilberto," one of the most celebrated jazz albums of all time.
In addition to tackling the entire album of "Getz/Gilberto," created by Stan Getz, Minas will perform originals from its ﬁve releases. Most of those tunes will have a jazz/bossa flavor.
Nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2010, Minas has been showering the Delaware Valley with its rich sounds for more than two decades.
Minas, based in Philly, features the husband-and-wife Orlando Haddad and Patricia King. The group blends Brazilian and American styles, creating subtle and complex original music that's evocative and imaginative.
After Saturday's concert, Minas will head back to their native Brazil for a special tour.