Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Dying for the weekend?
WHAT 3rd Annual Wilmington Zombie Walk
WHERE Kelly’s Logan House, 1701 Delaware Ave., Trolley Square, Wilmington
WHEN 4 to 11p.m., Saturday
COST $10 to participate, $10 (more) to get styled by professional make-up artist
INFO Visit 3rd Annual Wilmington Zombie Walk on Facebook
Looking for a reason to dress up like a zombie before Halloween?
Your prayers have been answered: in the form of the 3rd Annual Wilmington Zombie Walk this Saturday.
The Zombie Walk is the undead’s version of a pub crawl. But instead of devouring souls, this fundraiser event is actually intended to save lives. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.
For those who don’t feel like doing their own makeup, professional makeup artists will be onsite for an extra $10 donation to charity.
In addition, drink specials will be available at all locations for all zombies. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day for some great prizes.
The Zombie Walk route will start in Trolley Square at Kelly’s Logan House (4 to 7 p.m.) then Satsuma Asian Kitchen & Bar (7 to 8:30 p.m.), it’ll work its ways to Anejo Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar (8:30 to 10 p.m.), C.R. Hooligan’s Sports Bar & Restaurant (10-11 p.m.) and the walk will conclude back at Kelly’s Logan House (11 p.m.).
The ultimate ‘School’ of hard knocks hits the stage
WHAT “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” 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
INFO Visit wilmingtondramaleague.org or call 764-1172
No matter how strange you think your school is, it’s probably not that bad when you compare it to the screwy Wayside School.
Meet the students and staff at the school: Calvin has a tattoo of a potato on his ankle. Deedee owns a pet dog named Cat. Stephen has green hair colored by pool chlorine. Miss Mush is the school cook and her most popular hot lunch is “nothing,” which she runs out of often. Miss Nogard is a substitute teacher who has a third ear on the top of her head, which can read minds. Mr. Kidswatter is the principal and dislikes all children. It all makes perfect sense in a one-room school that’s 30 stories high.
Wilmington Drama League’s production of “Sideways Stories From Wayside School” will be presented this entire weekend. And trust, this play has enough funny in it to keep you and your kids stuffed from laughing.
Banjo superhero soars to Delaware
WHAT Tony Trischka and Hot Breakfast! in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden
INFO Visit ardenconcerts.com or call (302) 475-3126
Tony Trischka, recognized by many as the most influential banjo player in roots music, will perform his foot-stomping tunes at the Arden Gild Hall in Arden on Saturday, with the dork-rock, acoustic duo Hot Breakfast! as the opener.
For more than 45 years, Trischka’s stylings on banjo have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices he has brought to the instrument.
A major highlight from Trischka’s career was the release of his 2007 album, “Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular.” The project includes appearances by luminaries such as Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck and Tony Rice.
For the recording of the album, Trischka went back to bluegrass and reinvigorated the double banjo tradition. That same year in 2007, he earned an International Bluegrass Music Association award for Banjo Player of the Year 2007. “Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular” also received IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year, Instrumental Album of the Year and a Grammy nomination.