Sea Witch Festival, 'Stomp,' Tuskegee Airmen show and more on tap
‘Black Angels Over Tuskegee’
The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is so compelling it inspired the World War II epic film “Red Tails,” produced by George Lucas and featuring actor Denzel Washington.
And many NFL fans championed Red Tails as a new pro football team name for the Washington football team, before the team eventually settled on Washington Commanders.
Now their story will be honored in “Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” a play coming to Delaware Theatre Company and based on the true story of the fearless African American pilots who fought in WWII.
The award-winning drama "Black Angels'' follows six trailblazing Airmen of the United States Air Force as they grapple with Jim Crow and fight against racial discrimination.
Created and directed by Layon Gray, “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” takes flight Delaware Theatre Company (200 Water St., Wilmington) at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $29. Visit delawaretheatre.org or (302) 594-1100.
'Stomp' at The Grand
Imagine getting paid to stomp your feet. It might sound crazy, but for 25 years the famous percussive production “Stomp” has offered something truly special.
The show, created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, has been performed in over countries for more than 24 million people, according to press materials.
“Stomp” is all about percussion. Performers make a rhythm out of anything they can find, from brooms to suitcases on wheels. Yes, they use their feet. But that’s not the only tool they use to create their magic.
“Stomp” will make a joyful noise at The Grand (818 N. Market St., Wilmington) at 8 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $48-$98. For more information, visit thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.
Newark Halloween Parade
The usual suspects, from superheroes to princesses, are welcomed to panhandle for candy on Main Street and enjoy the Newark Halloween Parade, which begins at 3 p.m.
Treats will be donated by participating area businesses. If you’re daring, you and your kids can have your photo taken in the Pumpkin Patch.
This fun is coming to Downtown (Main Street, Newark) from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit newarkde.gov or (302) 366-7000.
Sea Witch Festival, Rehoboth Beach
The Halloween event with the most buzz in Sussex County is a wicked one.
This year's 31st annual Sea Witch Festival brews up a good time for Halloween lovers on Rehoboth Avenue and the surrounding area, from Friday through Sunday.
The most popular attraction is the costume parade, set for 11 a.m. Saturday. Another crowd-pleaser, the adorable pet parade, is at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Sea Witch Festival will be conjured to appear at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand (Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach) from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more info, visit beach-fun.com or (302) 227-6181.
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson debates Judge Joe Brown
New York Times contributor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and famous TV personality Judge Joe Brown will throw down in a live debate ahead of Election Day.
The intellectual celebrities will debate social and political topics, with the hopes of helping the community get better educated before Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
This event might sell out, so you’ll want to register as soon as possible. The event also will be streamed by Wilmington Public Library.
Dr. Dyson and Judge Joe Brown will debate at Wilmington Public Library (10 E. 10th St., Wilmington) from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. To RSVP, visit wilmington.lib.de.us. For more info, visit Wilmington Public Library on Facebook or (302) 571-7400.
This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Sea Witch Fest, Michael Eric Dyson & Judge Joe Brown head to Delaware