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  • When the clock strikes 8 p.m. Friday night, what will you be doing?
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  • When the clock strikes 8 p.m. Friday night, what will you be doing?
    We know the answer. In fact, we have a better idea of what you'll be doing each day this weekend than you do. Sounds a little creepy doesn't it? Maybe. But will you enjoy what we've prepared for you? Oh yeah!
    Here's a list of five cool things for you to do this weekend.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Jackie Greene and Jabe Beyer in concert
    WHEN 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
    WHERE World Café Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market, St., Wilmington
    COST $20 advance; $23 door
    INFO worldcafelive.com or 994-1400
    FRIDAY, OCT. 26
    1. 'Greene' light
    Tonight the World Café Live at the Queen will go Greene — Jackie Greene.
    Hailing from California, the singer-songwriter Greene will share the stage with Americana/rock singer-songwriter Jabe Beyer, of Tennessee.
    Constantly touring, Greene has a reputation for delivering energetic live shows, and has earned the respect of critics and musicians across the country. While it's difficult to pigeonhole his music, (frequent comparisons are to Bob Dylan and The Band), there's a consistent influence of Americana roots flowing through his deep musical catalog. At times, his songs are playful — other times it's sorrowful. But it's always soulful.
    Greene has dropped seven albums, with his latest being "Till The Light Comes," released in 2010.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT City Theater Company presents 'FEARLESS Improv'
    WHEN 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
    WHERE Chris White Gallery, 701 Shipley Street, Wilmington
    COST $5
    INFO city-theater.org or 220-8285
    2. Nothing to 'FEAR' about this show
    Also on Friday night's menu for local entertainment is City Theater Company's "FEARLESS Improv."
    But be forewarned that the actors are known to be a little… unstable. Audiences can except the performers to play improvisational games. Beyond that, it's up in the air as to what else will unfold at the event. So if you're up for unpredictable, in-your-face comedy with a cast of screwballs, you might want to make yourself available for this show.
    SATURDAY, OCT. 27
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Musical, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
    Page 2 of 3 - WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
    WHERE New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown
    COST $33 child; $56 adult (includes buffet dinner)
    INFO 475-2313 or nctstage.org
    3. 'Spelling Bee' offers sweet laughs
    Back to school has never been as funny as New Candlelight Theatre's rendition of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which will run Saturday evening. The show will also include a buffet dinner.
    Based on the Tony Award-winning musical written by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, "Spelling Bee" offers a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst that chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
    With a delightful score, clever script and a little audience participation, "Spelling Bee" will have you laughing nonstop.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Dan Orlando and Katie Frank in concert
    WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
    WHERE Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, Pa.
    COST $12 advance; $15 door
    INFO kennettflash.org or (484) 732-8295
    4. Tune in to Orlando
    It's hard to imagine that 99 percent of all musical artists were once unknown folks trying to make a name for themselves — even a band like The Beatles was no exception. Budding pop-rock singer and pianist Dan Orlando falls into that 99-percent as well.
    Orlando, of New York, will headline at the Kennett Flash on Saturday night, sharing the bill with opener and singer-songwriter Katie Frank, of Philadelphia.
    You never know, Orlando and Frank might become the next big thing one day. So here's your chance to say you saw them before the rest of the world did.
    SUNDAY, OCT. 28
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Film, 'Compliance'
    WHEN 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
    WHERE Theatre N, 800 N. French, St., Wilmington
    COST $5
    INFO theatren.org or 576-2135
    5. Thrilling indie film
    Writer/director Craig Zobel recounts a riveting nightmare in which the line between legality and reason is hauntingly blurred in his indie film "Compliance," which will run at the Theatre N on Sunday afternoon.
    On a particularly busy day at a suburban fast-food joint, high-strung manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky (Dreama Walker), has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the caller at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become.
    Page 3 of 3 - Based on true events, "Compliance" tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority.

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