Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
'Kings of Summer' rules with comedy
WHAT 'The Kings of Summer' film
WHEN 2 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St., Dover
INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030
What's the formula for avoiding your parents' rules when you're a teenager? You build your own house in the woods. At least that's what two teenage boys do in the critically acclaimed comedy "The Kings of Summer." Set in the summer, the friends find independence when they decide to construct their own home, which leads them to disappearing into a suburban forager lifestyle. An unusual third boy tags along, and later a beautiful girl enters the tale.
Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, "The Kings of Summer" is sure to give and you something to smile about when it screens at Dover Public Library on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Get your 'Bling' on
WHAT Biggs Bling with performance by Mélomanie
WHEN 6 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover
COST $50 for members; $75 for non-members
INFO Visit biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111
Nothing can replace the feeling of getting a nice haircut, eating great food or flaunting some bling.
You'll have the chance to experience the latter two on Saturday at the Biggs Museum of American Arts' "Biggs Bling" auction.
Auction items will include an outstanding array of fine, antique Delaware-made costume and period jewelry.
The event will also feature a concert by the musical ensemble Mélomanie, which will perform baroque and contemporary tunes. Mélomanie, based in Wilmington, has been making a name for itself through its provocative pairings of early and contemporary works and innovative collaborations with guest performers and composers.
Mélomanie is a beautiful French word that translates to "music mania" or "the love of music."
'Jam' on it
WHAT Country Jam Festival
WHEN Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
WHERE Fordham Brewing Company, 1284 McD Dr., Dover
COST $15 advance; $20 adult door; $5 children (4-12); free for 3 and under
INFO Visit fordhambrewing.com or call 678-4810
Some of the top country bands in the Mid-Atlantic region will share the stage at Fordham Brewing Company on Sunday for Cowboy Up Saloon's inaugural "Country Jam" festival.
Proceeds will benefit the Sarah Smile Foundation, the Cowboy Up's new initiative intended to support people with mental illness.
Country Jam will include games and activities such as rock climbing, a mechanical bull, cornhole tournament, keg toss and more family fun.
The festival's lineup will feature Mason Dixon, Hung Jury, Texas Heat, Demin & Lace, North of the Mason-Dixon (NOMaD), Casey Coleman and Chris Woodward & Shindiggin.
As a heads up, you can get two scoops of Chris Woodward & Shindiggin this weekend as the gang will also perform on Friday at the Cowboy Up Saloon.