Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend

1. A gaggle of laughs are headed to Smyrna, courtesy of the troupe Stanton’s 4th Wall. 

“S4W Off the Wall” is a hilarious comedy that will split sides. It’s a tribute to television comedy and will feature bits from classic TV to the present from all over the world.

The show will be at the Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna at 7 p.m., Friday. COST $16 general; $14 members, military and seniors; $8 children age 12 or younger. INFO or 653-4236.

2. There’s not as many dogs as lovable as Mudge, a 182-pound canine.

In the children’s musical “Henry and Mudge,” it’s understood that moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough.

Ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood. Thankfully he’s got Mudge, his canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures.

It seems like Henry and Mudge will be best friends forever, until his cousin Annie arrives for a visit.

So will Annie break up the relationship of a boy and his dog?

Youngsters and parents will find the answer at The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington at 9:30 a.m. and noon, Friday. COST $7. INFO or 800-37-GRAND.

3. Millsboro chef and musician Paul Cullen of Bad Company fame will rock out downstate.

Cullen and his band will bring their eclectic fusion of jazz, rock and Mediterranean style music. It’ll include Cullen’s original compositions and cool versions of Bad Company songs played with nylon string guitar, violin and percussion.

A limited number of guests will be able to buy tickets to a pre-concert VIP party that will feature antipasti made by Chef Paul himself, expertly paired with family vineyard wines of Italy.

Opening the show will be the band Sweet Leda.

Cullen and Leda will shake up Sussex County at the Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $20 to $35. INFO or 684-3038.