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  • The first weekend of 2013 is here, and it's splendid. Here are five events for you to experience the next few days.
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  • The first weekend of 2013 is here, and it's splendid. Here are five events for you to experience the next few days.
    1. 'In Another Country'
    Esteemed French actress Isabelle Huppert stars in the first English-language movie from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo's comedy, "In Another Country," which will air Friday night at the Theatre N. Showtimes also run Saturday and Sunday.
    In a layer of overlapping stories involving a filmmaker, an adulterer and a divorcee, Humpert visits a small Korean resort town and encounters a flirtatious director, a love-struck lifeguard and far, too, much soju (an alcoholic beverage native to Korea).
    "In Another Country" is a tale of love, lust and misunderstanding.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT 'In Another Country'
    WHEN 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4; 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
    WHERE Theatre N, 800 N. French St., Wilmington
    COST Ticket price hasn't been announced for tonight's showing; $8 adults (Jan. 5); $6 seniors and students (Jan. 5); $6 (Jan. 6)
    INFO theatren.org or 576-2135
    2. Uncle Devlin Show, kids entertainer
    Renowned children's entertainer Uncle Devlin will rock the World Café Live at the Queen on Saturday morning with the Uncle Devlin Show.
    An interactive musical experience for children, the show cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between "Fat Albert" and "Schoolhouse Rock."
    Uncle Devin, a native of Washington, DC, is both a drummer and percussionist — the original "drumcussionist." His drum set consists of a combination of real drums and percussion instruments along with the latest in electronic drums. This hybrid drum set allows him to play his drum grooves with additional color provided by cowbells, triangles, shakers, congas and timbales.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Uncle Devlin Show in concert
    WHEN 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5
    WHERE World Café Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market, St., Wilmington
    COST $7 kids; $10 adults
    INFO worldcafelive.com or 994-1400
    3. Drink to history
    Join a wine toast while diving into an exhibition designed to reveal the stunning range of objects associated with the history of wine drinking, especially in Britain and America, in Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library's Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
    Page 2 of 3 - The exhibition will share a fascinating and incredibly broad range of wine-related materials — from wineglasses and cellarettes to song sheets and paintings — and will include more than 300 objects. In addition to the intriguing insights and treasures of Uncorked!, programming will embrace regional wineries and include lectures, wine tastings and more.
    Not to mention, guided gallery walks of the exhibition will be held Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Winterthur's Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk
    WHEN 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-1:30 p.m. and 2-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5; guided gallery walks of the exhibition will be held both days at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
    WHERE Winterthur, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
    COST Free for members, and infants (under 2); $5 kids (2-11); $16 seniors (62) and students with valid ID; $18 adult
    INFO winterthur.org or 1 (800) 448-3883
    4. National Bird Day
    Bring the kids to the Delaware Museum of Natural History to celebrate National Bird Day on Saturday afternoon. The DMNH has one of the largest collections of birds and bird eggs (second largest) in the country and is a leading resource for ornithologists and amateur birders alike.
    Kids will experience an owl pellet dissection in the museum's Science in Action Lab and learn more about the birds in their neighborhoods.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT National Bird Day at Delaware Museum of Natural History
    WHEN 12-4:30 p.m. Saturday
    WHERE Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
    COST free (for kids under 3 and members); $7 (children ages 3-17), $8 (seniors); $9 (adults)
    INFO delmnh.org or 658-9111
    5. Silver Screen Sundays
    The popular series Silver Screen Sundays at the Delaware Art Museum returns on Sunday afternoon with a free showing of Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet."
    As part of the Year of the Bard, a statewide Shakespearean festival, the museum will screen contrasting versions of three Shakespeare plays from January through March. Each screening will be introduced by a Shakespeare expert and/or humanities scholar, showing how Shakespeare's text has been absorbed, adapted and altered to reflect a changing society.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Film 'Hamlet'
    WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
    WHERE Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington
    Page 3 of 3 - COST Free
    INFO delart.org or 658-9111

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