The week ahead
Artist reception: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. Nine female artists utilize the discards and detritus of everyday life to make work of beauty and meaning. Featuring works by Maggie Creshkoff, Sue Eyet, Caryn Hetherston, Dragonfly Leathrum, Jo Pinder, Donna Steck-McMahon, Trebs Thompson, Jamie Troiani and Mindy Ward. The exhibit, titled “Trashy Women,” will be on display through April 27. Newark Big Band Festival: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m, at Newark
High School, 750 E. Delaware Ave. Several high school bands will perform. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger and are available at the door. Benefits NHS Music Boosters. Newark community cleanup: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., begins
at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Participants will meet at city hall and then be directed to various roads and parks around the city. Trash bags, gloves and snacks will be provided. To volunteer, call the Newark Parks and Recreation at 302-366-7000 or email parksrec@newark. de.us.
White Clay Creek Cleanup: Saturday, 8 to 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed for Delaware’s largest urban cleanup. More than a dozen sites are available in greater Newark, New Castle and Wilmington. To register, visit ChristinaRiverCleanup.org or call 302-307-2757. Wing-eating contest: Saturday, 3 p.m., at Grain Craft Bar +
Kitchen, 270 E. Main St. Newark firefighters and police officers will face off in the third-annual First Responders Wing Championship. Free and open to the public. Concert: Saturday, 3 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701
S. College Ave. The New Ark Chorale will perform its spring show, “Requiem for the Living.” Adults $15; kids under age 18 are free Concert: Saturday, 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main St. The monthly Joyful Noise Coffee House series features music by the The Rockdale Boys. Free. Discussion: Monday, 5:30 p.m., at The Deer Park Tavern, 108
W. Main St. UD professors Mark Bowden and Stuart Kaufman will discuss the situation in North Korea and the possibility of talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Free and open to the public. History Quiztory: Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Glasgow Park
Bank Barn, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Historian Willis Phelps will discuss James Elbert, a free black man from Polktown in Delaware City who enlisted as a private in the U.S. Colored Troops The session concludes with a quiz. Participants are encouraged to join teams and compete to win prizes. Free. Register at www. eventbrite.com/e/history-quiztory-at-glasgow-bank-barn-tickets-30140569254.