Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. The hard-to-categorize yet easy-to-love band Fitz & the Tantrums is headed back to the First State to stir up another frenzy.
Fitz’s new single, “Fools,” is a song that has a hip-hop personality behind a silly video that overwhelmingly drips in ‘80s nostalgia.
Since forming in 2008, Fitz & the Tantrums has been a band hell-bent on evolving.
The group made a splash with the soulful R&B-revival sound of their debut album, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” in 2010.
Then they offered up a new wave-influenced dance-pop sound on “More Than Just A Dream” in 2013. The album featured the gold-certified and No. 1 alternative radio singles “The Walker” and “Out of My League.” The latest album is their self-titled record, which dropped in 2016.
Fitz & the Tantrums is one of a select few who’ve played the Firefly Music Festival twice.
The band is headed to the Bottle & Cork, 1807 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach at 9 p.m., Sunday. COST $45. INFO bottleandcorkdewey.com or 227-3888.
2. Every month a new blockbuster is shown. This month it’s “Kong: Skull Island” (2017).
A mysterious island has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean where a former captain and government official are tasked to lead an expedition to survey the island.
But when they are choppered in, they’re attacked by a gigantic ape. The pair and some survivors must now fight off strange monsters, as well as avoid the wrath of Kong, the king of the island.
The movie is rated PG-13 and will be shown in Multi-Purpose Room A of Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St., in Dover from 2 to 4:15 p.m., Saturday. COST Free. INFO dover.lib.de.us or 736-7030.
3. The hair-raising fairy tale maiden “Rapunzel” will let down her long locks in Wilmington this weekend.
The production, presented by the Missoula Children’s Theatre, will take young audiences on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside, where Rapunzel’s friends try to help her escape the grasp of Madame Gothel.
After seeing the length of Rapunzel’s hair, you’ll never again complain about having to shampoo yours.
“Rapunzel” will grace The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington at 1 and 7 p.m., Friday. COST Admission is on a pay-what-you-can basis, but with a suggested donation fee of $5. INFO thegrandwilmington.org or 800-37-GRAND.