These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Art in the Park
WHAT 2013 Brandywine Festival of the Arts
WHEN 10 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday; 10 to 4 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Brandywine Park, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington
INFO Visit brandywinearts.com or call 690‐5555
The acclaimed and robust 2013 Brandywine Festival of the Arts in Wilmington is a can't-miss event for you art lovers on Saturday and Sunday.
BFA, held in Brandywine Park, will feature at least 250 artists with a range of styles, price points and media. The deep variety of media includes fine art, jewelry, leather crafting, furniture design, woodworking, metal work, sculpture, pottery, photography and other wearable and decorative art. Not to mention, a number of the artisans are juried exhibitioners, which means you'll be receiving works from some of the best in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Since music is also an art form, you'll hear a nice dose of live performances throughout the weekend. You'll hear rock, R&B, folk and sprinkles of other genres.
Every year 20,000 attendees migrate to the festival as an end-of-summer celebration. While most visitors come from the Mid-Atlantic, the festival is popular enough that it attracts quite a few folks from beyond that area.
Native American festivities
WHAT 36th annual Nanticoke Powwow
WHEN noon to 7 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday (church service will be held from 10 to 1 p.m. church)
WHERE 26800 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro
COST $10 vehicles per day; $2 person per day for walk-ins
INFO Visit nanticokeindians.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 945-7022
Traditional Native American tunes, dancers in charming regalia and Indian tacos will dominate the Nanticoke Indian Association's 36th annual Nanticoke Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, located off the John J. Williams Highway in Millsboro.
A powwow is a cultural event that's like a festival where Native Americans gather and celebrate traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. The event includes lots of traditional singing and various dances by Native Americans draped in handmade native clothing and accessories. In addition, a powwow is a great opportunity for people to buy arts and crafts like jewelry and clothes. Tasty native cuisine is also offered including fry bread (similar to a funnel cake), Indian tacos and buffalo burgers.
Expect to see about 27,000 attendees at the 36th annual Powwow, most of which will be Native Americans from various tribes that include Nanticokes (common in the Millsboro area) and Lenapes (common in Cheswold).
Living legend on stage
WHAT John Prine in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO thegrandwilmington.org or call (800) 37-GRAND
It's been more than four decades since John Prine's incredible debut, yet he's remained at the top of his game in songwriting and performing.
Prine will dazzle at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Saturday.
The folk/Americana artist is a unique talent who writes the songs other songwriters pine for, which is why he's long been dubbed a "songwriter's songwriter." The proof is found in the long list of respected artists who've recorded tunes from Prine's catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez and many others.
One of Prine's most acclaimed albums is "Fair & Square," released in 2005. The record earned him a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Rather than hear someone else croon Prine's tunes, you can witness the legend himself impress you at The Grand.