3 cool things to do across the state
1. Music and drinks take center stage during the popular series Opera Uncorked with Swigg.
Guests will have the chance to hang with OperaDelaware director Brendan Cooke and Opera Jukebox performers for a guided tour of some of opera’s most popular tunes, each paired with a wine tasting selected by pros at Swigg.
Guests must be age 21 or older to get their sip on.
The tour launches at The BlueBallRoom, 1601 Concord Pike, Suite 10, Wilmington from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday. COST $25. INFOoperade.org or 658-8063.
2. You can reveal your inner Picasso this weekend with friends and family at Paint Night. Pre-registration is required and painting is limited to 40 people.
Guests will create a new work of art and no experience is required. The instructor is artist Josepha Price.
Paint Night will get underway at Saint Thomas More Academy, 133 Thomas More Drive, Magnolia from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday. COST $40 per person. INFOsaintmore.org or 697-1800.
3. The spirit of ’70s soul, funk and NOLA jazz gave birth to the Pittsburgh band Yam Yam.
These children of funk (now adults) started their band in 2015. In late 2018, the gang dropped their self-titled debut, which charted on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart at No. 17.
The quintet features Mike Dempsey (keys), Jason Mescia (saxophone), Xander Moppin (bass), Tom Fuller (guitar) and brother Tyler Fuller (drums).
Yam Yam will hold it down at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach at 10 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFOdogfish.com or 226-BREW.