Here are some fun events outside of Dover that you might want to consider diving into this weekend.
A Christmas classic
WHAT 'A Christmas Carol' presented by Lake Forest
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Lake Forest High School, 5407 Killens Pond Road, Felton
COST $7 adults; $5 students; free for children under age 5
INFO lf.k12.de.us or call 284-9291
Ebenezer Scrooge doesn't live in Whoville, yet that hasn't stopped him from playing the role of the Grinch in the classic holiday play "A Christmas Carol," presented by Lake Forest High School and The Dramatic this weekend.
It's Christmas Eve and Scrooge, a bitter old man, isn't in the holiday spirit. And he hasn't for ages as he loathes the holiday. In fact, if Scrooge had it his way, he'd have his faithful, yet underappreciated, employee Bob Cratchit spend Christmas with him in the office, working him like a slave.
Unhappy with Scrooge's poor attitude, his dead boss, Marley, pays Scrooge a visit. Marley tells Scrooge he must soften his stony heart. But for this to happen, Marley will have three special ghosts visit Scrooge, and each will deliver to him a special message that will help him gain redemption.
Slice of nice covers at Fire & Ice
WHAT Glass Onion 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
Eyes might water when Glass Onion hits the stage on Saturday. If so, these will be tears of joy from their fans.
One of the most requested bands in Delmarva, Glass Onion has a habit of keeping listeners glued to the dance floor with its mix of its'60s-era covers to contemporary hits. Musical acts the band covers includes Elvis, The Temptations, Kool & The Gang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top and Maroon 5, just to name a few.
Glass Onion has cultivated the perfect mix of dance songs with plenty of audience participation to have everyone singing along and dancing the night away.
And folks will do just that when the band performs at the Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday night.
Light up the night
WHAT Teen glow party with Engine #9 in concert
WHEN 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Bubba's Rock Shak, 865 N. Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit Bubba's on Facebook or call 730-8445
Bubba's Rock Shak will show some love to a younger crowd with its new glow party concert series on Sunday.
The glow party is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 18, and it'll feature high-octane music by Engine #9, a duo that will be accompanied by a mesmerizing light show.
Refreshments will be available and served by a local youth group that's trying to raise funds for its foreign exchange student program.
Engine #9 is a duo comprised of DJ Knappy and drummer Dave Simmons. The pair electrify crowds with its unique brand of genre blending that leaves no stone unturned. From hip-hop to house to '80s rock, Engine #9's seamless mixes won't disappoint.
The glow party is intended to give teens the opportunity to get the club experience in an age-appropriate, safe environment. The next two teen glow parties will be held on Jan. 19 and Feb. 16.