Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
See 'Somewhere Slow'
WHAT 'Somewhere Slow' Delaware movie screening
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington
COST $15; $50 for VIP
INFO Visit wilmingtondramaleague.org or call (302) 764-1172
The Wilmington Drama league will screen the critically-acclaimed indie film "Somewhere Slow" on Saturday and Sunday.
For Saturday's screening, VIP members will get the opportunity to meet "Somewhere Slow" actor Graham Patrick Martin ("Two and A Half Men") and director Jeremy O'Keefe, who's a Wilmington native.
When actress Jessalyn Gilsig ("Nip/Tip") gets mixed up in a convenience store robbery, she makes a split-second decision to walk out of her life and into the unknown. On her travels, she meets Martin, a teenage drifter on his own journey of self-discovery. Sparse and provocative,
"Somewhere Slow" shines light on how sometimes we must learn to break our own rules to find the lives we've been yearning to live. The film won best narrative feature in the 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival.
Valentine's Day brunch at du Pont Hotel
WHAT Rose Petal Brunch
WHEN 11 to 2 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Hotel du Pont, 42 W. 11 St., Wilmington
COST $55 per person, not including gratuity
INFO Visit hoteldupont.com or call 594-315
Valentine's Day has ended, but love is still in the air. So treat your sweetheart to a bountiful spread of breakfast and lunch in Wilmington on Sunday for the Hotel du Pont's four-course Rose Petal Brunch.
The menu will include strawberry waffles, nuttella-stuffed French toast, sage sausage, an omelette station, traditional eggs benedict, bacon, home fries, angel hair pasta with lobster blush sauce, pan-seared chicken breast with passion fruit coulis, carved beef tenderloin with cherry jus, roasted salmon with bay scallop vin blanc and a vegetable medley. Other items will include oysters on a half-shell, assorted salads a smoked seafood display, cheese and charcuitere, and assorted sushi.
Dancing machines to groove Wilmington
WHAT 21st annual Delaware Dance Festival
WHEN 2 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington
COST $22 to $28
INFO Visit ticketsatthegrand.org or call 652-5577
Whether its classical ballet to Chinese-folk dancing, the 21st annual Delaware Dance Festival will display a bevy of stylish choreography from more than 200 dancers at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Sunday.
The festival will feature 21 dance studios from the Mid-Atlantic region, including local companies such as Dover High School's dance company, Ecarté Dance Theatre, Dance Conservatory, En Pointe Studio and Delaware Ballet.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Dance Delaware, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of dance in Delaware and the surrounding area by providing performance opportunities for dancers and scholarships for dance students.