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3 cool things to do across the state

Andre Lamar * Delaware
andre.lamar@doverpost.com
Dover Post

1. Beauty salons receive so many hilarious stories and drama that one has become the setting for the dramedy “Steel Magnolias.”

The show, presented by Kent County Theatre Guild, takes place in a Louisiana hair salon and features a group of gossipy southern women. While there’s humor in the show, there’s also touching moments, too.

“Steel Magnolias” will bloom at the Patchwork Playhouse, 140 Roosevelt Ave., Dover at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. COST $17 to $20. INFO kctg.org or 674-3568.

2.Kathie Martin & The Hot Rods are a live jukebox for oldies and rock ‘n’ roll.

Martin is a multi-instrumentalist trained in the disciplines of guitar, piano, flute and saxophone.

She began her professional music career as a member of the Fabulous Hubcaps Show Band from 1980 to 1993. After that, she formed her own band with her late husband, Willie Farrell.

Kathie Martin & The Hot Rods will roll out to the Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $20 to $25. INFO miltontheatre.com or 684-3038.

3. Grammy Award-winning children’s performer Dan Zanes and his jazz-vocalist wife, Claudia Eliaza, have a good time in store for Wilmington.

Eliaza, a Haitian-American music therapist, and Zanes and have been making music together since they met in 2016.

Something fresh the duo bring to their performances are they work with presenters to try and make all of their concerts sensory friendly. For instance, their Wilmington show will include ALS interpreters.

You can hang with Zanes and Eliaza at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington at 3 p.m., Sunday. COST $15. INFO thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.