With a concert by guys who tip over unicorns, to a nifty, winter-based kids' program featuring an igloo and luge activity, there's quite a bit of fun to be had this weekend.
1. Stunning photography documentary
Gregory Crewdson, an acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium, which will appear in his exciting documentary "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounter" at the Theatre N, tonight through Sunday.
Crewdson's meticulously composed, large-scale images are narratives of small-town American life — moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. Shot more than a decade ago with unprecedented access, "Brief Encounters" beautifully bares the artist's process — and it's as intriguing as the images themselves.
IF YOU GO
WHAT 'Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounter'
WHEN 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29; 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30
WHERE Theatre N, 800 North French St., Wilmington
COST $5 (each show except 8 p.m. showing on Dec. 29); $7 (8 p.m. showing on Dec. 29)
INFO theatren.org or 576-2135
2. Centennial Juried Exhibition
To commemorate the Delaware Art Museum's 100th year of celebrating visuals arts in the community, the museum has introduced a splendid exhibit, the Centennial Juried Exhibition. The show runs today through Jan. 13.
The exhibition, which includes works from local artists, features a variety of media including paintings, sculpture, photography, video and installation.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Centennial Juried Exhibition
WHEN 10-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 12-4 p.m. Friday; closed Monday and Tuesday; exhibit runs through January 13
WHERE Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington
COST $12 (adults); $10 (seniors); $6 students (with ID); $6 (youth ages 7-18); free children (6 and under); $25 (for families with up to two adults and four youth).
INFO delart.org or 571-9590
3. Delaware Museum of Natural History
Explore the world's rainforests with Rainforest Adventure at the Delaware Museum of Natural History this weekend. Rainforest Adventure, which runs today through Jan. 6, is a multisensory expedition that introduces visitors to tropical rainforests throughout the world. The program highlights the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders. In addition, Rainforest Adventure sheds light on topics like conservation, scientists, plants and global connections.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Delaware Museum of Natural History
Page 2 of 2 - WHEN 9:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12-4:30 p.m. Sunday; exhibit runs through Jan. 6
WHERE Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
COST $9 (adults); $7 (children ages 3-17), $8 (seniors); free (for kids under 3 and members)
INFO delmnh.org or 658-9111
4. Los Festingos in concert
Los Festingos, of West Brove, Pa., is a quintet that's sure to impress at the Kennett Flash on Saturday night.
Legend has it the band was born on the day a volcano erupted. And then there were Festingos and unicorns; a Festingo is one who expands the musical universe through creative, humorous and often outrageous feats of harmonious excellence.
Anyhow, a bunch of bros gathered to tip over the unicorns, causing them to become extinct. And that's pretty much how Los Festingos were birthed — give or take a few minor details.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Los Festingos in concert
WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29
WHERE Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, Pa.
COST $10 advance; $12 door
INFO kennettflash.org or (484) 732-8295
5. DCM's Winter Wonderland
In an ice-blue gallery filled with beautiful decorations, young visitors will find several hands-on activity stations designed to illuminate some of the science and art of the coldest time of the year during Winter Wonderland at the Delaware Children's Museum, today through Jan. 3.
Kids will have the opportunity to discover the physics of friction by racing different objects down a luge run, experiment with making ice cubes melt, investigate the heat-conserving properties of blubber, join story circles to read winter-themed tales and more!
Not to mention, children will be able to crawl into the DCM Igloo — one made from milk jugs!
Parents bear in mind, most of Wonderland's activities are held seven days a week between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Winter Wonderland at Delaware Children's Museum
WHEN 9-4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday; Winter Wonderland runs through Jan. 3, with most of its events happening between 10-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
WHERE Delaware Children's Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington
COST $12; free (for members and kids 12 and under)
INFO delawarechildrensmuseum.org or 654-2340