Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. You’ll get four talented songwriters for the price of one during “Songwriters & Storytellers.”
Nashville Music Hall of Fame songwriters Tony Arata (“The Dance”- Garth Brooks), Thom Schuyler (“Love Will Turn You Around”- Kenny Rogers), hit writer Craig Bickhardt and Smyrna’s Sol Knopf will deliver an inspiring evening of music.
Each writer will sing their biggest hits, and share their stories behind each song.
Sol Knopf is best known for his moving tune “My Baby Girl,” which has become one of the most requested father/daughter weddings dance songs.
Brickhardt wrote nine Top 10 hits for legends such as Ray Charles, B.B. King, Johnny Cash and Martina McBride.
“Songwriters & Storytellers” will take over the Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna at 3 p.m., Sunday. COST $20 general admission; $18 members, seniors and citizens; $10 children ages 12 or younger. INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or 653-4236.
2. Cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will bring a mishmash of science fiction, music and comedy to lower Delaware.
Based on the namesake musical, the film is a parody tribute to the sci-fi and B movies of the 1930s, through the early 1970s.
The zaniness of “Rocky Horror” will get underway at the Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton at 9 p.m., Saturday. COST $5 to $10. INFO miltontheatre.com or 684-3038.
3. Husband-and-wife duo Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are on pace to perform for a sold-out crowd in Wilmington.
New York City raised Jay Ungar. Washington state is where Molly Mason grew up.
He was brought up on pop music of the 1940s and ‘50s. She had a fondness for traditional fiddle music and ‘30s and ‘40s popular tunes.
Since teaming up — both artistically and romantically (the pair married in 1991) — the string duo has become one of the most celebrated duos on the American acoustic music scene.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will gig at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington at 2 p.m., Sunday. COST $33 INFO thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.