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  • 3 can't-miss events in Dover this weekend

  • These three events have your name on them this weekend.
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  • DSU shows 'Spunk' with new play
    WHAT "Spunk – Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston," presented by Delaware State University
    WHEN 7:30 p.m., Friday
    WHERE Delaware State University (Education and Humanities Theatre), 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover
    COST Free
    INFO Visit www.desu.edu or call 857-6573
    Delaware State University's college of art humanities and social sciences will cap off the month with some drama through its new and free production "Spunk – Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston," which will be presented this evening in DSU's Education and Humanities Theatre.
    "Spunk" begins with its first tale called "Sweat" which tells the story of a love gone wrong. The second piece is "Story in Harlem Slang" and it's told in the vernacular of Harlemese street hustle. Then the third and final tale is "The Gilded Six Bits," which discusses the bittersweet triumph of young love.
    "Spunk" is a compilation of works from late author Zora Neale Hurston that've been adapted by George C. Wolfe with music by Chic Street Man.
    Hurston has written four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays and essays. She's best known for her novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God."
    Director Shirlyn Henry Brown can't wait to share the work of Hurston with Dover.
    "Come and experience a taste of strength, passion and survival as only Zora Neale Hurston can tell," she said.
    'Enough Said' to be shown at Dover Library
    WHAT 'Enough Said' film
    WHEN 7 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m., Monday
    WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St., Dover
    COST Free
    INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030
    The romantic comedy "Enough Said" is a unique one in that it sidesteps young couples and targets the dating scene of 50-somethings.
    Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse, but she's dreading her daughter's upcoming departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) ─ a sweet, funny and like-minded person who's also facing an empty nest.
    As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client.
    Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems nearly perfect except for one flaw: she rags on her ex-husband too much.
    Eva suddenly finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's ex.
    Page 2 of 2 - "Enough Said" is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved in a relationship again.
    The film will be shown for free at the Dover Public Library this evening. "Enough Said" will also be shown on Monday.
    First Saturday features folk art workshop
    WHAT Tile-painting workshop
    WHEN 11 and 2 p.m., Saturday
    John Bell House, 43 The Green, Dover: 1 p.m. event: Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover
    COST $25 per person, and it covers cost of materials
    INFO Visit destateparks.com/heritagepark or call 739-9194
    The First State Heritage Park will kick off its celebration of Black History Month with a variety of programs this weekend for its First Saturday programming.
    At the John Bell House, local folk artist Nina Spencer will hold a tile-painting workshop. The class is open to all skill levels and each participant will be able to take home a tile they have created.
    Spencer has created a series of Underground Railroad art on tiles, which are featured at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington. In 2010, she was honored with an Individual Artist Fellowship grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts.
    In addition, themes of folk art will be explored by the Biggs Kids program at the Biggs Museum of American Art on Saturday, from 10 to 4 p.m.
    A host of other events related to Black History Month will also be held on First Saturday. For a complete listing, visit destateparks.com/heritagepark.
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