These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Trapped in a ‘Maise’
WHAT FilmFan Night: ‘What Maise Knew’
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover
INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030.
The compelling drama “What Maise Knew” will screen at the Dover Public Library tonight.
A contemporary reimagining of Henry James’ namesake novel, “What Maise Knew” features Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard and Onata Aprile. The film tells the story through the eyes of Maise (Aprile), a sweet 6-year-old whose inadequate and childish parents (Skarsgard and Moore) are fighting for her custody.
Maise’s father (an aging rock star) and mother (a contemporary art dealer) are too involved with their careers to recognize their neglect of her. While her parents push the envelope by taking on inappropriate new partners, the shuffling of Maise from household to household becomes more troubling.
Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, “What Maise Knew” is a heartbreaking but redemptive story that touches on family, self-sacrifice and one child’s unconditional love for her parents.
The ‘Fun’ bunch
WHAT The Funsters 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 674-4600
The Funsters have no problem living up to their name. Comprised of family and lifelong friends, the close-knit group has lasted for more than 20 years because the crew understands two principles: play the music that you enjoy and don’t take life too seriously.
The Fun bunch will bring its lightheartedness and classic cover tunes to the Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday.
The band, which features a horn section, predominately plays covers from the early ’60s to late ’70s. The Funsters’ repertoire includes tunes such as Marvin Gaye’s “Aint That Peculiar,” the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar,” Mack Rice’s “Mustang Sally,” Sly & the Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds,” Nat King Cole’s “Love,” Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” and Ray Charles’ “Greenbacks.”
Poetry with ‘Footnotes’
WHAT Flowrite and Rhythm presents “Footnotes”
WHEN 2 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Acorn Books, 1030 Forrest Ave. Suite 114, Dover
INFO Visit acornbooks.net or call 734-9100
Vivacious poets Flowrite and Rhythm will give an intimate performance from their new series “Footnotes” at Acorn Books on Sunday.
“Footnotes” features works that focus on domestic violence, homelessness and women empowerment.
Expect nothing less than a riveting performance, as both Rhythm (Kelli Koontz-Wilson, of New Jersey) and Flowrite (Flossie Davis, of New York) are wordsmiths who know how to tug on one’s heartstrings with their deep subject matter.
In addition to writing poetry, Rhythm is also an author, having released two captivating books on women empowerment with “The Color of My Skin” (2002) and “Hookers in the Playground ─ A Newark Mother’s Cry for Peace” (2010).