These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Welcome to Amish paradise
WHAT Amish Outlaws in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
Most of the members of the Amish Outlaws cover band were raised in Lancaster, Pa., with a strict upbringing.
Although they were prohibited from playing musical instruments, using electricity from landlines and drinking alcohol, the boys had cravings far too wild for the Amish lifestyle. After experiencing Rumspringa ─ a tradition when Amish children at the age of 16 have an opportunity to live free of the strict Amish code of conduct before deciding if they want to come back and be baptized into the Amish church ─ the love of music brought the members of the Amish Outlaws together in 2002.
You can enter into Amish paradise when the Amish Outlaws perform at Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday.
The Amish Outlaws keep audiences guessing with its covers from Johnny Cash, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Bon Jovi to Elvis Presley, The Foo Fighters to Dropkick Murphys, and even theme songs from TV shows.
An Amish Outlaw concert is more of a celebration of the gang's newfound freedom than it is a performance.
Artsy Xmas gifts
WHAT Holiday Market Show
WHEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover
INFO Visit biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111
Have you ever wanted to do your Christmas shopping while enjoying some yummy beer?
You'll have the chance to do just that during the Delaware By Hand "Holiday Market Show" at the Biggs Museum of American Art on Saturday.
The Holiday Market will feature more than 30 member booths with seasonal merchandise for sale. Artwork will include glass, woodwork, paintings, jewelry, pottery and sculptures. Not to forget, Dogfish Head Brewery will be offering free samples of its tasty beer at the Market Show.
The event is a win-win: you'll get to enjoy yourself in an artsy environment while also purchasing artful Xmas gifts you won't be able to find at just any retail store or mall.
'Steel Magnolias' to bloom at DSU
WHAT 'Steel Magnolias' presented by Delaware State University
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Delaware State University (Education and Humanities Theatre), 1200 N Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit desu.edu or call 857-6060
Robert Harling's classic comedic tale about a friendship amid a group of women in Louisiana will be told at Delaware State University via a free student production of "Steel Magnolias," opening Saturday night in the Education and Humanities Theatre.
"The characters are six distinctive women in the south who are known to be as strong as steel, but as gentle as sweet magnolias," said director and DSU adjunct instructor Shirlyn Henry Brown. "These women have a bond of friendship and sisterhood that can't be broken and always meet in the town beauty salon. Together the ladies share their joy and pain in support of one another."
"Steel Magnolias" stars freshman Dana Matthews (Truvy), junior Candace Victory (Annelle), sophomore Shakira Abdul Rashid (Ms. Clairee), freshman Jasmin Walker (Shelby) and seniors Brandy Hydleburg (M'lynn) and Tiffany Tradwick (Ms. Ouiser).
There will be three performances of the show this weekend. The final show date is Sunday.