Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. Awadagin Pratt and his musical prowess is not to be taken lightly.
At the age of 16, he entered the University of Illinois, where he studied piano, violin and conducting.
He subsequently enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he became the first student in the school’s history to receive diplomas in three performance areas -- piano, violin and conducting.
Pratt has also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins.
The multi-instrumentalist will share his talents at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. 4th St., Lewes at 7 p.m., Saturday. COST $35. INFO coastalconcerts.org or (888) 212-6458.
2. They’re creepy and they’re kooky. They’re a little goofy. Their house is pretty spooky… they’re “The Addams Family.”
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a nice young man from a respectable family.
After Wednesday begs her dad, Gomez, not to tell her mom about her new man, he has to do something he’s never done before: keep a secret from his wife.
Audiences will see the shenanigans unfold in the production of “The Addams Family” at the Everett Theatre, 47 W. Main St., Middletown at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m., Sunday. COST $18 adults; $15 senior, student and military; $12 children under age 12. INFO everetttheatre.com or 232-6338.
3. Ghost stories and tales from Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore will entertain young listeners, as told by skilled storyteller Ed Okonowicz.
The ghost stories will include tales of Bigg Lizz, Patty Cannon, Woodburn (Delaware’s haunted governor’s mansion), Fiddler’s Bridge, Fort Delaware, Phantoms of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and more.
There’s limited seating and it’s offered first come, first served.
The ghost tales will be told at Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover at 2 p.m., Saturday. COST Free. INFO Visit kentcountylibrary.org or 744-1919.