Here are some fun events outside of Dover that are worth diving into this weekend.
Don a mask for charity
WHAT Third annual MSquerade fundraiser
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday
WHERE World Café Live at The Queen, 500 N Market St., Wilmington
INFO Visit worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400
The Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will launch its unique third annual MSquerade event tonight at the World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington.
Back by popular demand, MSquerade is a black-tie optional, Mardi Gras-themed even featuring live music by Chorduroy, a silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.
Proceeds from MSquerade will benefit the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which serves more than 1,550 Delawareans living with multiple sclerosis, along with their families and loved ones.
At MSquerade, guests will receive star treatment as they walk the orange carpet (orange is the official color of the MS Society) and have their photos taken in their glamorous masks. Other fun activities include face painting (in case you forgot your mask) and a photo booth.
More than 400 people are expected to attend, so join the crowd and hit the dance floor for a great cause.
WHAT Debo Band with special guest Angela Sheik
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway
COST $22 non-members; $18 members
INFO Visit ardenconcerts.com or call 898-9308
The Debo Band is an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye.
Since it was founded in 2006, the Massachusetts-based Band has garnered praise for its groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music, which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of eastern European brass bands.
The Debo Band will headline at the Arden Gild Hall in Arden on Saturday. Soulful singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angela Sheik will be the special guest.
Sheik, of Wilmington, is a one-woman army who builds her own virtual backup band using rhythmic harmonies, beatbox rhythms, and a collection of unusual instruments, including the autoharp, theremin and flute. Combined with her soulfulness and memorable lyrics, the result is an electronic, folk-pop style that reminds of the Grammy Award-winning songwriter Imogen Heap.
Page 2 of 2 - There's a 'Murder Mystery at the Brick' to solve
WHAT "The Halloween After Party: A Murder Mystery at The Brick"
WHEN 6 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Brick Hotel, 18 The Circle, Georgetown
INFO Visit thebrickhotel.com or call 855-5500
Evil's afoot at the Brick Hotel, and it's up to the audience to point a finger at the culprit in the original whodunit/dinner play "The Halloween After Party: A Murder Mystery at The Brick," presented by Delaware Comedy Theatre at the Brick Hotel in Georgetown this Saturday.
As it turns out, this past Halloween was a bust. All the ghouls, monsters and otherworldly creatures were finally supposed to take over the world on Halloween 2013. But somebody screwed it up.
Now the motley crew has congregated to the Haunted Hotel for a serious debriefing (or tongue-lashing) from their fearless leader, Vlad von Dracula. Between the vampire's bickering ex-wives, the jealous wizard Blutark, a randy werewolf and a host of other crazy characters, Dracula obviously has his hands full.
But things worsen when Dracula's shrewish third wife, Vampilena Ghoulie, suddenly dies over a bowl of pickled bat wings.
Now it's up to the ghost detective Hemlock Bones to help the audience solve this despicable crime.
Three prizes will be awarded to the first people in the audience who identify who the murderer is, and how the murder was conducted. The third and final prize will be awarded to whoever gives the silliest explanation of how the murder went down.