Not able to wait until December, Santa has a few early holiday gifts for folks in northern Delaware this weekend. Here's a list of three jolly events you can unwrap throughout the next three days.
FRIDAY, NOV. 23
1. 'Step Up to the Plate'
Friday night the Theatre N is showing an intriguing documentary on one of the best chefs in the world as he hands down his famous restaurant to his son in the foreign film "Step Up to the Plate."
Having worked with his acclaimed father, Michel Bras, for 15 years, Sébastien is ready to take over his dad's 3-Michelin-Star restaurant. But it's not easy to run the family business when your father is a master in his field.
Directed by Paul Lacoste, the film is in French with English subtitles.
IF YOU GO
WHAT 'Step Up to the Plate' film
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23
WHERE Theatre N, 800 N. French St., Wilmington
COST $7 general admission; $5 seniors and students
INFO theatren.org or 576-2135
SATURDAY, NOV. 24
2. Ahoy, matey!
Round up the kids and remind them to bring their sea legs to Pirate Adventures Days at the Delaware Children's Museum on Saturday afternoon.
Beginning with the Pirate Obstacle Course (11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2pm), the tykes will take a peek into the life of a deckhand on a pirate ship, help swab the deck, fire cannons, walk the plank and get their paws on some pirate loot.
Then during Sea Chantey Singers (12 p.m. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.), the Kalmar Nyckel crew and local band Three Sheets and the Wind will entertain with sea-chantey and pirate songs.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Pirate Adventure Days at Delaware Children's Museum
WHEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; pirate activities will run from noon to 3 p.m.
WHERE Delaware Children's Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington
COST Free for members and children 12 months and younger; $12 non-members
INFO delawarechildrensmuseum.org or 654-2340
Exploring the 'Dark Side of the Moon'
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. The band will tackle Pink Floyd's classic album "Dark Side of the Moon" at The Grand on Saturday night.
Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmicks and cheesy impersonations. The band has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across the country.
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WHAT Classic Albums Live presents 'Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon' live
WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24
WHERE The Grand, 818 North Market St., Wilmington
INFO thegrandwilmington.org or (1-800) 37-GRAND
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
3. 'Freak' show
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts takes a look at the zany, yet stunning, works of regional artists in the ongoing exhibit titled Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios.
The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 10, brings together disparate works by eight artists, of which some pieces might be from an artist's private collection. Many of the artists showoff appropriate images and stylistic approaches from the past, reconfiguring them into new structures. Some of the works express themes including genetic mutations, colonialism and industrialization.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios exhibit
WHEN 12-5 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington
INFO thedcca.org or 656-6466