Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. Langhorne Slim’s latest album, “Lost at Last Vol . 1,” questions the idea that there’s a correct way for us to live and a side we should be on.
The folk/soul-rocker is no stranger to the world of pop culture and commercial success.
“Lost At Last Vol. 1” is his sixth full-length album. Throughout his career, he’s been defined by reflective songwriting and passionate delivery.
Slim’s last album cycle alone garnered him his third appearance on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and the highest charting debut of his career.
O’Brien, a personal fan of Slim, stated, “After one listen, I became an instant, almost obsessive fan.”
You can catch Slim at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $22. INFO thequeenwilmington.com or (202) 730-3331.
2. Rock ‘n’ roll, a teen heartthrob and small-town America set the scene for the classic musical “Bye Bye Birdie.”
Set in the 1960s, the popular Conrad Birdie has been drafted. He chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. But there’s more.
This show features a tuneful high-energy score with Broadway favorites like “Put On A Happy Face,” “Gotta A Lot of Livin’ To Do,” “Kids” and “One Boy.”
“Birdie” will hit the stage at Clear Space Theatre Company, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and at 3 p.m., Sunday. COST $17 to $32. INFO clearspacetheatre.org or 227-2270.
3. Victoria Watts is a West Coast girl at heart who now calls Philadelphia her home.
After moving to the East Coast, she performed full-time with the established band Element K. She now performs both as a solo artist and as the frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist for her own music.
Watts will gig at the Fire & Ice Lounge of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover at 9:30 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO doverdowns.com or 674-4600.