Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.

Dog-friendly cocktail party

WHAT Delaware Humane Association’s 8th annual Muttini Mixer

WHEN 6 to 7 p.m. (VIP reception); 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday

WHERE Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St., Wilmington

COST $75 per person; $125 per person for VIP

INFO Visit or call 571-0111 ext. 301

You and your dog will have a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other animal lovers, and their pets, at the Delaware Humane Association’s 8th Annual Muttini Mixer at the World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington on Saturday. At this popular event where dogs are welcome (as long as they’re on a leash), the dog and its owner are encouraged to attend in dressy attire, while meeting supporters of the DHA and enjoying music by ZJDJ Services. Proceeds from the Muttini Mixer will benefit the DHA, which is a no-kill animal shelter based in Wilmington The Muttini Mixer will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, silent auction items and raffles. There will be an opportunity for pet portraits and caricature illustrations. There will also be adoptable cats and dogs from the DHA, along with K-9 Penn dog training services that will teach some lucky dogs and its owners new skills and tricks. VIP guests at the Mutini Mixer will attend a reception with special guest Karl J. Keurner, III.

‘Anything Goes’ this weekend

WHAT ‘Anything Goes,’ presented by New Candlelight Theatre

WHEN 6 p.m., Saturday; 1 p.m., Sunday

WHERE New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Wilmington

COST $33 for children (ages 4-12) and $59 for adults

INFO Visit or call 475-2313

New Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington will travel aboard the musical-express in "Anything Goes" on Saturday and Sunday. In "Anything Goes,” a successful Wall Street banker Elisha Whitney waits impatiently for his assistant, Billy Crocker, to meet him at a bar in New York City. Billy has to drop off some items Whitney needs for his vacation, and Whitney has to give Billy instructions to sell stock for his personal account. But Billy forgot his boss' passport, so he’ll have to deliver it to Whitney on the cruise ship the next morning. Coincidentally, Billy's old friend Reno Sweeny, an attractive evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer, plans to travel on the same boat as Whitney. Reno is interested in Billy romantically but he explains to her that he’s in love with a girl named Hope. But Hope is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Caught in this love triangle, a gangster and Reno try help Billy in win over Hope.

Fallen into a ‘Rabbit Hole’

WHAT ‘Rabbit Hole,’ presented by Wilmington Drama League

WHEN 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday

WHERE Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington

COST $12-$20

INFO Visit or call (302) 764-1172

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. This is the tale of "Rabbit Hole,” presented by the Wilmington Drama League in Wilmington this entire weekend. “Rabbit Hole” charts Corbetts’ bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.