Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails and more come to Philly
WHAT Budweiser Made in America Festival
WHEN noon, Saturday; noon, Sunday
WHERE Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
COST $106.70 (general admission for one-day pass); $168.70 (general admission for two-day pass)
INFO Visit madeinamericafest.com
With 40-plus acts like Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris, Budweiser's Made in America Festival is going to be bananas on Saturday and Sunday at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pa.
Even if you can't make it to both days, Made in America is balanced with so much good music on each day that it'll feel like you're getting away with murder if you do stay for both days.
Some of the notable acts that will play on Saturday includes Beyonce, Deadmau5, Haim, 2 Chainz, Imagine Dragons, A$ap Rocky, Phoenix, Empire of the Sun and Public Enemy.
Noteworthy acts taking the stage on Sunday include Nine Inch Nails, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Calvin Harris and Queens of the Stone Age.
Arden Fair turns 106
WHAT 106th annual Arden Fair
WHEN 10 to 6 p.m., Saturday; rain date would be the same time on Sunday
WHERE Arden Fair, 2126 The Highway, Arden
COST Free admission
INFO Visit ardenclub.org or call 475-5814
If you can't afford the Made in America Festival, you'll have enough dough for the 106th annual Arden Fair in Arden on Saturday. It's free.
The Arden Fair features more than 150 vendors (most sell hand-made crafts), live music from eight acts (including the popular Wilmington-based band New Sweden), children's activities (such as games, pony ride and a Far Flung bungy ride) and tasty eats (funnel cake, Hawaiian-shaved ice, beer, pizza and more).
While there's a fee for some activities, it won't break your piggy bank.
Arden is a quaint and homey community located approximately 10 minutes from Wilmington.
'Weight' it out
WHAT 'The Weight Is Over' play
WHEN 6 p.m., Saturday
WHERE United Deliverance Bible Complex Center, 12108 County Seat Highway, Laurel
COST $15 advance; the cost is extra at the door
INFO Visit frankwgibbs.com or call 424-2479
Playwright Frank Gibbs leans on a troubled character to deliver a message of redemption in his new gospel production, "The Weight Is Over," debuting at the United Deliverance Bible Complex Center in Laurel on Saturday.
The well-to-do Pamela is living a nightmare and there's not enough money in her pocketbook to make it stop. Her marriage is a failure. Marcus, her husband, has revealed himself to be an abusive jerk. All of this drama has caused Pam to develop low self-esteem and gain a few pounds.
A turn of events will motivate her to shed the physical pounds, but Pam has no idea that neglecting the emotional weight that she's still attached to has just as large an impact.
It was important for Gibbs to use the spelling of "weight" as opposed to "wait" for the play's title since he wants to drive home the point that carrying emotional baggage is mainly the root cause to most people's problems.