Here are some fun events in Dover that you might want to consider diving into this weekend.
Film for Jane Austen lovers
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St., Dover
INFO Call 736-7030
When you’re a single, 30-something-year-old woman obsessed with all things Jane Austen, you’re obligated to do something any other female fan of Austen would do: spend your life savings on a trip to an English resort that caters to Austen-crazed women. That’s the basis of the romantic comedy "Austenland," starring Keri Russell. The ridiculously funny film will screen at the Dover Public Library tonight. "Austenland" is based on the novel by Shannon Hale, who also wrote the film’s script.
Kids take flight at Biggs Museum
WHEN 6:30 p.m., Saturday; flashlight tour begins at 6 p.m.
WHERE Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover
INFO Visit biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111
The Biggs Museum of American Art has an eventful Saturday night in store for its young visitors, starting with a flashlight tour followed by a screening of the high-flying animated comedy "Planes." Hovering above the world of "Cars" is "Planes," Disney’s action-packed aerial adventure. In "Planes," kids will soar with Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take on the world’s fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but there are two big problems: he’s not exactly built for speed, plus he’s afraid of heights. Tykes will see Dusty’s courage put to the test as he aims higher than he ever imagined.
Celebration of Irish heritage with music
WHAT Caladh Nua in concert
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 State St., Dover
COST $35 for adults; $30 for seniors; $25 for children
INFO Visit schwartzcenter.com or call 678-5152
To help accelerate the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day, the tight-knit band Caladh Nua will perform traditional Irish tunes at the Schwartz Center for the Arts tonight. A special beer tasting and meet-the-artists reception will be held before the show. With its origins rooted in the southern regions of Ireland, Caladh Nua is comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments, from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion. The rising quintet delivers a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes. Caladh Nua has also captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balances them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, which saw the band take the stage in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music over an ever-widening global audience.