Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Badfish swim to Bottle & Cork
WHAT Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime in concert, with Dale and the Zdubs
WHEN 9 p.m., Friday
WHERE Bottle & Cork, 1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach
INFO Visit deweybeachlife.com or call 227-7272
You have to be doing something right when your tribute band performs on some of the same stages as major music artists.
Respected venues like The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., and the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia are just some of the venues where Badfish has intoxicated listeners with a wealth of Sublime covers.
The Rhode Island-based band will make a splash at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach on Friday, much like the band has done annually since the early 2000s.
Badfish is a living testament to Sublime, a popular ’90s band that fell apart after frontman Bradley Nowell’s death in 1996.
Brazilian dance party in Felton
WHAT Matuto in concert
WHEN 6:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Killens Pond State Park, 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton
COST $3 for parking fee; concert is free
INFO Visit destateparks.com or call 284-3412
Ever hear a Brazilian bluegrass band?
If not, you’ll get the chance at Killens Pond State Park in Felton on Friday evening, when the band Matuto hits the stage.
With an honest love for roots music, genuine Brazilian styles and improvisational experimentation, the New York City-based Matuto, a Brazilian slang term for “county bumpkin,” creates a unique and inspired sound from the heart of NYC’s diverse musical culture.
Big Thursday bash on Sunday
WHAT Big Thursday, presented by Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
WHEN 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE Main Street, Bowers Beach
INFO Visit Bowers Beach Maritime Museum on Facebook or call 335-1556
The Bowers Beach Maritime Museum will celebrate its seventh annual Big Thursday event on Sunday.
Yes, it’ll be held on Sunday. And it only makes sense because hosting events on the weekend will attract a larger crowd.
The festivities for Big Thursday will include a parade on Main Street, starting at 11 a.m. There also will be craft and food vendors, demonstrations by an apothecary, a weaver and a waterman on Clifton Cubbage Drive.
All proceeds from Big Thursday will benefit the Bowers Beach Maritime Museum.
Visitors will enjoy music by the Clifford Keith Band from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests also can stroll for a half mile on a self-guided walking tour of the museum to learn some of the history about the town of Bowers. Narrated riding tours, starting at the museum, also will be offered.
Big Thursday dates back more than 150 years ago, when politicians said people couldn’t harvest oysters —the mainstay of Bowers’ economy at the time — until after the 10th day of August. Beginning in 1852, people started coming to Bowers on the second Thursday of the month to buy their oysters for the year, which gave birth to the celebration.