3 cool things to do across the state
1. The brilliant works of black artists shaping American culture will be celebrated in the third annual Rehoboth Beach African American Film Festival (Feb. 14-16). One of the films to check out at the fest is “Always in Season.”
In the flick, Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the evidence, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, thinks Lennon was lynched.
The journey into “Always in Season” begins at Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes at 7 p.m., Saturday. COST $10. INFO Rehobothfilm.com or 313-4032.
2. One of the most popular gay dating apps has been turned into a comedic musical in “Grindr: The Opera - An Unauthorized Parody."
The show offers a daring, humorous look at the changing landscape of gay relationships, and the greatest catalyst for the shift. The musical features styles ranging from baroque to contemporary pop.
“Grindr: The Opera” will hit the stage at Bootless Stageworks, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. COST $24. INFO bootless.org or 887-9300.
3. Grammy-nominated artist Ron McFarlane plays the most popular instrument of the Renaissance era: the lute.
A lute is a stringed instrument shaped like a halved egg that’s played like a guitar.
McFarlane’s album “Indigo Road” received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2009. In 2018, he released the album “The Celtic Lute.”
You can check out McFarlane and his lute at the Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO delfolk.org or 827-FOLK.