Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. Whoever said hard work doesn’t pay has never seen Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s bank accounts.
After spending years as road warriors building separate and successful solo careers, the husband-and-wife duo united in 2010 to form the Tedeschi Trucks Band, comprised of an extended pool of collaborators and friends.
The 12-piece band has a reputation for their intense live performances. The formidable duo explore new ideas together through songs rooted in blues and infused with their own unique blend of Southern soul, American roots music, authentic rock ‘n’ roll and a touch of Florida swamp magic.
TTB will storm the Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive, in Selbyville at 7 p.m., Saturday. COST $45 to $95. INFO freemanstage.org or 436-3015.
2. Ariel, Flounder and everyone’s favorite Caribbean lobster Sebastian will ditch the sea life to have fun at a tea party on land.
“Under The Sea Tea” will feature characters from the Everett Theatre’s production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.”
Children of all ages are invited to the affair for light snacks and get their pictures taken with their favorite Little Mermaid characters. And of course, guests are encouraged to make a splash by dressing in costume.
Tea time is at the Everett Theatre, 51 W. Main St., in Middletown from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday. COST $8. INFO everetttheatre.com or 232-6338.
3. “Over the River and Through the Woods” has something we all can relate to: a family with a little drama.
The comedy follows a nice young man who visits with his four Italian grandparents for Sunday dinners. They’d like to see him settle down and start a family of his own. But their grandchild has some important news that his family might not be ready for.
Kent County Theatre Guild’s “Over the River” hits the stage at the Patchwork Playhouse, 140 Roosevelt Ave., in Dover at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m., Sunday. A total of six shows will run through June 25. COST $18 general admission; $16 seniors and members; $10 children age 12 or younger. INFO kctg.org or 674-3568.