Here are three fun events to dive into this weekend.
1. Professional acting company the Resident Ensemble Players will close out its final weekend of the haunting play “The Bells.”
During the great Yukon gold rush of the 1900s, a stranger rides into town asking questions about the mysterious disappearance of a Chinese prospector.
He quickly learns that it’s every man for himself in this vast wilderness, where ghost stories are never taken lightly and nothing is quite what it seems.
This compelling play was written and directed by Theresa Rebeck, creator of NBC’s hit series “Smash” and the author of the Resident Ensemble Players’ world premiere productions of “O Beautiful” and “Fever.”
“The Bells” will ring at the Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts in the University of Delaware, 79 Amstel Ave., Newark at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday. COST $15 student; $26 senior; $28 general admission. INFO rep.udel.edu or 831-2201.
2. Known for their charming pairings of baroque contemporary music, the ensemble Melomanie will bring the world premiere of composer David Schelat’s “Just a Regular Child” to Rehoboth Beach.
The piece is written for flute and harpsichord, “full of warmth and exuberance, athleticism and charm; and in it, David reminds us of our childhoods - running around, daydreaming, getting into mischief,” said Tracy Richardson, Melomanie harpsichordist and co-artistic director.
Melomanie will perform at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach at 4 p.m., Saturday. COST $15 students; $25 general admission. INFO melomanie.org or 764-6338.
3. Harrisburg-area trio Rivers intends to flood your Friday night with acoustic jams.
Whether playing in or out on the streets, this group changes it up and throws it down with surprising sounds and song.
The trio's style is best described as indie meets folk, folk meets pop, and pop meets Rivers, because the guys inject their own little flavor in there, too.
Rivers will string together a good time at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, at 10 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO dogfish.com or 226-BREW.