Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
King of Pop is back
WHAT Who’s Bad in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Friday
WHERE Bottle & Cork, 1807 Highway One, Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach
INFO Visit deweybeachlife.com or call (302) 227-7272
Who’s Bad, arguably the best Michael Jackson tribute show, will return to the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach tonight for another thriller.
Led by impersonator Joseph Bell, Who’s Bad offers a repertoire of 30-plus Jackson favorites including, “You Rock My World,” “Dirty Diana” and “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).” The band also covers Jackson 5 classics such as “Dancing Machine” and “ABC.”
Regarded as the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, the internationally-known Who’s Bad has sold-out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom, including London’s O2 in December 2010, the same venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show tour titled “This Is It.”
Shakespeare classic in Arden
WHAT “Richard II,” presented by The Arden Shakespeare Gild
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday
WHERE The Frank Stephens Memorial Theater, 2310 Woodland Lane, Arden; In case of rain, performances will be at Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden
COST $8 for general admission and $5 for children younger than 12
INFO Visit ardenshakespearegild.org or call 475-3126
Shakespeare’s lyrical tale of a king who confronts his identity after he’s stripped of his throne will come to life in the Arden Shakespeare Gild’s rendition of “Richard II,” which will be presented outdoors all weekend at the Frank Stephens Memorial Theater in Arden.
The Arden Shakespeare Gild is known for putting on great shows, and “Richard II” will continue that tradition.
Arden is located in New Castle County, about 20 minutes away from Wilmington.
Setting up Shop in Wilmington
WHAT “Little Shop of Horrors,” 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 (302) 764-1172
Live theater’s most soulful plant will take the stage in Wilmington Drama League’s version of the rock musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” which opens tonight and runs all weekend.
The epic production features a monstrous Venus flytrap with incredible vocal talent, two star-crossed lovers and three musical narrators to deliver an oddly entertaining show that pays homage to doo-wop, girl groups from the 1960s and B horror movies.