Wilmington Events Are Springing Up All Over

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By Francesca Pelletier

Marketing Assistant

Wilmington Renaissance

Corporation


April has finally arrived, spring has sprung and that can only mean one thing: new and exciting events happening in downtown Wilmington this season! As the temperature starts to heat up, so do the countless performances and activities in the coming months.  With beautiful weather ahead, grab a friend, family member or co-worker and hit the town for all of the amazing things the city has to offer!

MUSIC

Arturo Sandoval

THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Thursday, April 4, 8:00pm

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Mélomanie Wilmington Series: April Concert

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Saturday, April 6, 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s World Presented by the Delaware Symphony Orchestra

LAIRD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT THE TATNALL SCHOOL

Friday, April 12, 7:30pm

Esperanza Spalding

THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Wednesday, April 24, 8:00pm

wrc_am13_ianAn Evening with Janis Ian

WORLD CAFÉ LIVE AT THE GRAND

Thursday, April 25, 7:30pm

Kate M. Ransom Violin Recital

THE MUSIC SCHOOL OF DELAWARE

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00pm

Terra Soul Project

FIRST & CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Thursday, May 2, 12:30pm

Liz Longley

WORLD CAFÉ LIVE AT THE QUEEN

Friday, May 17, 8:00pm

Manhattan Transfer

THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Sunday, May 19, 7:00pm

Theatre

Dreamgirls

DUPONT THEATRE

Tuesday, April 2-Sunday, April 7, 7:30pm

South Pacific

DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY

Wednesday, April 10-Sunday, May 5

Comedy

wrc_am13_ralphieRalphie May: “Too Big to Ignore” – stand-up comedy

DUPONT THEATRE

Friday, April 19, 8:00pm

Amy Schumer – stand-up comedy

THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Thursday, May 9, 8:00pm

City Theatre Company’s Fearless Improv

CHRIS WHITE GALLERY

April 19 & May 17, 8:00pm

Dance

Year of the Bard

PRESENTED BY DELAWARE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 13-Saturday, May 11

wrc_am13_midsummerA Midsummer Night’s Dream

THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Saturday, April 13-Sunday April 14

Visual Arts

Taxonomy of Trash

DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Friday, April 5-Sunday, July 21

State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years after Howard Pyle

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM

April-May 2013

Philadelphia Private Spaces, Fabulous Places

DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Saturday, May 4, 9:00am-5:00pm

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation hosts two premiere events this spring!

Don’t miss Wilmington Renaissance Corporation’s (WRC) annual meeting: Bringing Big Ideas to Life at the World Café Live at The Queen on Wednesday, April 24. Breakfast at 7:30am, Meeting at 8:00am.  This year’s event will focus on WRC’s core strategic area’s Educations, Infrastructure, Quality of Life and Culture. Tickets are $50 and include a gourmet breakfast and free parking. For more information http://wrcbigideastolife.eventbrite.com/#

The 7th Annual Wilmington Grand Prix returns May 17-19, bigger and better than ever! In years past this event has successfully combined the energy and activity of a street festival with the excitement and thrills of a professional cycling event. In 2012, the Grand Prix attracted over 20,000 people to Market Street and created more than $950,000 of economic impact into our local economy. A three day event in 2013, the Grand Prix weekend will kick off on Friday, May 17 with the Time Trial in Brandywine Park in the afternoon and evening. Cyclists try and beat the clock as they climb famed “Monkey Hill.” Friday night concludes with a Party in the Park. This year, Saturday’s main racing events remain on the USA Cycling National Race Calendar, but move to a new calendar created by USA Cycling specifically for criterium races. This creates an elite group of races and opens the field to cyclists that are internationally ranked – all of which will make the cycling that much more competitive and exciting, complimenting the electric festival atmosphere on Market Street. The event will begin with a parade at noon followed by the professional men’s and women’s races.  Sunday’s events will again include the Governor’s Ride and will introduce Italian style riding as well. The Wilmington Grand Prix Gran Fondo is a new series of long-distance rides that have been developed to take riders through some of our region’s most beautiful historic properties. The mass start ride will leave from the Delaware Art Museum and traverse the rolling hills as riders wind through 11 cultural attractions such as Hagley, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Mount Cuba Center, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Rockford Park, and Auburn Heights State Park.  For more information http://www.wilmgrandprix.com/

Visit downtownwilmington.com for more event details and make sure you and your family spend some spring-time fun in Downtown Wilmington!


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