These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Showtime with Junior Wilson and the Movies
WHAT Junior Wilson and the Movies in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover
COST To be announced for non-Capital Club card-users; free for Capital Club card-users
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
If you’re a fan of old school rock and R&B, you’ll want to bring your popcorn to Junior Wilson and The Movies’ concert in the Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday.
The Movies, whose name has nothing to do with film, features a lively group of musicians over the age of 50. The gang doesn’t try to wow crowds by running around on stage in an attempt to prove how energetic they are. Instead, the savvy veterans grip listeners with their angelic voices and by showing off their harmonizing ability as they cover tunes from the Motown era to ’80s rock.
‘Wonderland’ in Dover
WHAT “Alice in Wonderland,” presented by Rehoboth Children’s Theatre
WHEN 1 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St., Dover
INFO Visit rehobothchildrenstheatre.org or call 736-7030
Kids will meet a young reader who falls asleep and encounters characters from her book in a free production of “Alice in Wonderland” at Dover Public Library on Saturday afternoon.
“Alice in Wonderland,” presented by the Rehoboth Beach Children’s Theatre, will whisk children away to a dreamland, where they’ll encounter a grinning cat, a wacky hatter, a clumsy knight, a croquet-playing deck of cards and more.
The Rehoboth Beach Children’s Theatre will bring this epic fairytale to life with only two performers playing all of the roles in this zany, laugh-out-loud play.
Celtic rock at Cooldog
WHAT Tempest in concert, with guest Kim Z.
WHEN 4 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Cooldog Concert Series, private house concert in Kenton (address will be provided after RSVP)
COST $15 adult; $12 ages 10 to 18 and active military
INFO Visit cooldogconcerts.com
After three months of not hosting a musical performance, the Coolog Concert Series will shake things up in Kenton again with a show by the Celtic rock band Tempest on Sunday.
The magician Kim Z. will open the show.
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally renowned hybrid of high-energy folk rock, fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements to form their charming sound. The last 24 years have seen the California-based ban release 15 critically acclaimed CDs, and play more than 2,000 gigs.
But don’t be fooled. Having sustained such a long career has had more to do with the Tempest’s dedication and hard work to developing their craft, than relying on luck.