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  • The good news is that you’re on the cusp of a fun-filled weekend that won’t break your piggybank.


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  • The good news is that you’re on the cusp of a fun-filled weekend that won’t break your piggybank.
    With an avalanche of live performances, along with a hint of theater and a clever art exhibit, you owe it to yourself to enjoy at least one night out on the town this weekend.
    FRIDAY, AUG. 24
    1. ‘And the WORD is…’
    Like McDonalds restaurants, they’re everywhere: you see them on the ride to work, school and even when surfing the Web.
    They’re church signs — the witty kinds that occasionally make you smile and/or wander into deep thought about what the message is implying.
    Nevertheless, the “And the WORD is…” exhibit today at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts explores various ways church language is used in contemporary arts via photographs of church signs (Stephanie Kirk), sculptures (David Stephens and Nicholas Kripal) and conceptual drawings (Mark Brief).
    2. Splintered Sunlight
    The Grateful dead are coming to World Café Live at the Queen in the form of tribute band Splintered Sunlight.
    The band – which will share the stage with Philadelphia Funk Hustle — has a playlist of more than 200 songs, spanning the 30-year-career of The Grateful Dead (as well as numerous other classic rock songs) from which it skillfully crafts each show’s set list.
    Splintered Sunlight and its members have graced the stage with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, as well as its former members Donna Jean Godcheaux and pianist Tom Constanten.
    SATURDAY, AUG. 25
    3. N2 Wilmington with Nadjah Nicole
    A new monthly series will launch at Film Brothers Movie Co-op that meshes a group of poets, musicians, comedians and more.
    Hosted by singer Nadjah Nicole, who’ll begin and end the night with an original piece, N2 Wilmington with Nadjah Nicole will offer a nice alternative to just hearing a night of live music.
    Furthermore, Nadjah is a breath of fresh air on the music scene. She has a distinctive vocal style that has been nurtured by years of singing in church. Exposed to a variety of musical flavors, she loves to sing R&B, neo soul, pop, gospel and jazz.
    4. I Am Love
    With its dynamic melodies, soul-stirring strings and beautiful vocal harmonies – indie folk/folkster band I am Love’s sound will surely consume the Kennett Flash.
    Page 2 of 2 - Opening up for Toy Soldiers at the show, I am Love has grown to a seven-piece band which includes cello, bassoon, sax, clarinet, viola and various other instruments on occasion.
    SUNDAY, AUG. 26
    5. ‘Trishna’
    Ease out of the weekend at the Theatre N by checking out master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's engaging British drama "Trishna."
    Featured at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel "Tess of the D’Urbervilles" – “Trishna” is a powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality between codes of urban and rural life and ultimately a hymn to both the glory and the tragedy that comes with beauty in all forms.
    The film follows Trishna (Freida Pinto), a young woman living with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India’s largest state, whose fate crosses with the wealthy son of a property developer, Jay (Riz Ahmed). When the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay’s deep family bond threatens the young lovers’ bliss.
     
     
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