Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. Ash and his chainsaw are coming back to cut down Deadites on rhythm in “Evil Dead, The Musical.”
Things get so ridiculous this time around that there will be a splatter zone, a designated area where patrons can spend a little extra to get doused in fake blood.
“Evil Dead, The Musical” is a tale of five college students who spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally unleashing an evil terror.
In this comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance to songs written specifically for the musical.
“Evil Dead” will hit the stage at St. Stephen’s Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. COST $22 advance; $27 door; $28 in advance for spatter zone; $32 at door for splatter zone. INFO bootless.org or 887-9300.
2. Central Delaware Blues Society’s fifth annual Roadhouse Blues Festival will bring six sizzling outfits to the stage, headlined by The Nighthawks.
The full lineup features The Jon Hay Band, Barrelhouse, Skyla Burrell, Sean Chambers, Harper and the Midwest Kind, and The Nighthawks.
Festivalgoers can expect food trucks, barbecue and craft beer.
The Roadhouse Blues Festival will launch at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course, 1309 Ponderosa Drive, Magnolia from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday. COST $25 members; $30 non-members. INFO centraldelawareblues.com 697-8204.
3. Craigslist is responsible for the band Wild Skies.
The quartet united through a series of Craigslist ads posted by Ohio transplant and singer-songwriter Aaron Lechlak, while searching for band members to help with studio work in early 2014.
Teaming up with opera-trained singer Kristine Sorum-Williams, jazz bassist Tommy Good and folk drummer Andy Kearns, what started out as a solo project morphed into a harmonic melting pot of folk rock.
The Chicago-based outfit will cut loose at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach at 10 p.m., Saturday. COST Free. INFO 226-dogfish.com or 226-BREW.