Here are three fun events to dive into this weekend.
1. Musical party animal Andrew W.K. is behind the mic this winter, not as a singer, but as a motivator on his first national speaking tour.
“The Power of Partying|50 State Speaking Tour” offers an evening with an intimate celebration of discussion, a pep rally for the inner spirit and an optimistic look at the overwhelming intensity of life. The tour across all 50 states sees Andrew W.K. continuing his mission to defend and promote human joy and the never-ending collective search to find truth through partying.
“This is not a political party rally, it’s a rally about partying with the political elements set aside,” Andrew W.K. said.
This year celebrates Andrew W.K.’s 10th year as a party guru and motivational speaker, a journey that began with his now infamous four-hour lecture to a sold-out audience at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in 2006.
Andrew W.K. will bring “The Power of Partying” to the First State at the Arden Guild Hall, 2126 The Highway, in Arden at 8 p.m., Saturday. COST $22 general admission; $18 members. INFO ardenconcerts.com or call 475-3126.
2. Considering how controversial it’s been with Donald Trump winning the presidential election, there’s no better time for the artful lecture “Clark Fox: Icon Chains – Arts & Social Justice.”
The lecture highlights recent artistic reactions to topics in the elections, social protest movements and mass media.
This is a set of two lectures featuring Colette Gaiter, faculty member at the University of Delaware and Michael Kalmbach, founder of the Creative Vision Factory.
“Arts & Social Justice” kicks off at the Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., in Dover from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. COST $15 general admission; $10 members; registration is required. INFO biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111.
3. The concept of “Love and Protest” are like two peas in a pod. Or maybe not.
That’s the name of an album by rock ‘n’ roll band Girls Guns & Glory.
“‘Love and Protest’ is the name of the album because its songs explore the emotion of love,” said lead singer Ward Hayden. “And when love is faced with opposition, it’s the protest of that emotion.”
The album begins with the first single and opening track, “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” It features bassist Paul Dilley and drummer Josh Kiggans laying down a no-nonsense, backbeat-driven groove with lead vocalist Hayden singing, “I’m a hunter, a collector of things. I keep holding onto bad memories.”
You can catch Girls Guns & Glory up close and personal at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., in Rehoboth Beach at 10 p.m., Saturday. COST Free. INFO dogfish.com or call 226-2739.