Here are some fun events outside of Dover that you might want to consider diving into this weekend.
Paul Lewis performs at Fraizer's
WHAT Paul Lewis in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Fraizer's Restaurant, 9 E. Loockerman St., Dover
COST No cover
INFO Visit fraizersrestaurant.com or call (302) 741-242
Paul Lewis knows creating good music is a marathon, not a sprint. And so do his fans.
"Bag of Rain," the long-anticipated third solo record from the enigmatic singer-songwriter/producer, has hit the ground running like a man possessed.
The record spans several years of Lewis' search for peace, prosperity and the never-ending learning process that is being an artist, husband, father and human being. "Bag of Rain" is Lewis' most mature and visceral exploration of the journeys that have led him to this point in his life. He puts it all out there as he explores his victories and his defeats instead of shying away from them.
Bring your umbrellas because there's a good chance a "Bag of Rain" will fall onto Fraizer's Restaurant during Lewis' performance at the cozy venue tonight.
Saddle up with Ashley Mitchell Band
WHAT Ashley Mitchell Band in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Friday
WHERE Cowboy Up, 36 Lafferty Lane, Dover
INFO Visit cowboyupde.com or call (302) 264-9322
The Ashley Mitchell Band will unload a bushel of country hits at the Cowboy Up Saloon tonight.
Covers in AMB's songbook include Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem," Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts the Most," Sugarland's "Stick Like Glue," Lynard Skynard's "That Smell" and "Sweet Home Alabama," Little Big Town's "Poontown" and much more.
Known for gigging in Delmarva with its vibrant and fun personality, AMB continues to rise up the ranks as one of the top cover bands in the First State's music scene.
Superman swoops into town
WHAT 'Man of Steel' film
WHEN 2 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover
INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030
The well-mannered reporter and superhero Clark Kent soars back to live-action film in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
The film follows a young alien boy, Kent (portrayed by Henry Cavill), who learns he has extraordinary powers and isn't an earthling, but rather a native of the planet Krypton. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent to Earth to do. But the hero in him, Superman, must emerge if he's to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
"Man of Steel" will screen at the Dover Public Library on Saturday evening.
The film features stars such as Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Laurence Fishburn (Perry White) and Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent).
Unlike previous Superman films that landed on the big screen, "Man of Steel" is the first to see the hero ditch his traditional underwear-over-his-tights costume. His new outfit is inspired by DC Comics' New 52, a relaunching of DC's line of monthly comic books that features a number of characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and Nightwing in new threads. The New 52 launched in 2011.