Here are three fun events to dive into this weekend.
1. Innovative string quartet Ethel will share its collaborative discoveries through a multi-dimensional repertoire.
The group is a post-modern, indie-classical quartet that pays special homage to masterful female composers who are making their musical mark on the 21st century. This includes composers like Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe.
Ethel will work its magic at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., in Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $29. INFO thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.
2. Canadian rock icons The Guess Who will show some love to their southern neighbors.
Formed in 1962 and renamed in 1965 The Guess Who, their hit singles include “These Eyes,” “Clap for the Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby,” “American Woman,” “Share the Land,” “No Sugar Tonight” and “Laughing.”
Drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson and bassist/songwriter Jim Kale have performed as The Guess Who for more than 50 years. They’ll be joined on stage by keyboardist/flutist Leonard Shaw, lead guitarist Will Evankovich and lead vocalist/guitarist Derek Sharp.
“We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm,” Peterson said. “We’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all-time high for how the music was initially recorded and remains at an all-time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning.”
The Guess Who will unload their deep catalog of hits onto Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, in Dover at 8 p.m., Saturday. COST $30 to $50. INFO doverdowns.com or (800) 711-5882.
3. If bagpipers got together with the Dave Matthews Band and then asked some friends from a symphonic orchestra to join in, the ensemble would sound something like The American Rogues.
For years, performances by this American/Canadian group have delighted crowds on three continents.
Few bands like The American Rogues provide both the highly polished instrumentals that only top-notch musicians can perform, along with rousing songs that inspire crowds to sing.
The band’s kilted musicians will bring the spirit of Saint Patrick to Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, in Lewes at 8:30 p.m., Saturday. COST Free. INFO irisheyespub.com or 645-6888.