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28 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, August 20 - August 26, 1993 Arts & Entertainment Steppln Out The Blues Gems visit Arena's By Brian A. Barth The recent rains may have cooled temperatures in the resort area over the last couple of days, but the entertainment scene remains hot. Here' s what's going on this week: REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar and Dell: 149 Rehoboth Avenue (in the Village by the Sea Mall); Friday, August 20 - Voice of Reason, a fusion of rock, reggae and funk; Saturday, August 21 - The Blues Gems, rhythm and blues; Sunday, August 22 - Blake Thompson; Monday, August 23 - Mike Justice, solo acoustic rock classics; and, every Thursday, at Are- na's on the Boards (beneath the Henlopen Hotel) - Lex Bayard, rock covers a la solo acoustic. For information, call 227-1272. Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 20-22 - Ecstacy, top 40 covers. For information, call 227-2234. Front Page: Second block of Baltimore Avenue; Friday, August 20 - Charming Arms, alternative originals plus progressive/rock covers; Saturday, August 21 - Sherman Ward and Company; Sunday, August 22 - Ben Andrews, delta blues; and every Tuesday - the original Acoustic Jam Night, open stage; and every Thursday - Jammin' Dave Collaton. For information, call 227-0948. Irish Eyes: First block of Wilmington Avenue; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 20-22 - Timlin and Kane, traditional Irish music; every Tuesday - Oz; and Thursday, August 26 - Danny Quinn, tradition- al Irish music. For information, call 227-2888. Sir Guy's: 243 Rehoboth Avenue; Friday, August 20 - Mystery Machine, alternative/pop covers plus their own progressive material; Saturday, August 21 - The Nazarites, reggae covers and originals; and every Monday - DJ Marty Party. For information, call 227-7616. Sydney's Sidestreet: 25 Christian Avenue; Friday and Saturday, August 20-21 - Tony Grandberry and Friends, contemporary jazz and rhythm and blues; Sunday, August 22 - Funch, solo organ jazz; Monday, August 23 - Ellsworth Gibson Trio; Tuesday, August 24 - Funch; Wednesday, August 25 - Dexter Koone trio; and Thursday, August 26 - Nick Wayne. For information, call 227-1339. DEWEY BEACH Bottle and Cork: Route I in downtown Dewey Beach; Friday, August 20 - The Authorities; Saturday, August 21 - Joe Bak and Every- thing, Saturday jam session; Sunday, August 22 - The GooGoo Dolls, alternative. For information, call 227-8545. Rusty Rudder: Dickinson Street; Sunday, August 22 - Soul Jahz, reggae; Monday August 23 - Jason and Wild Country, country; Wednes.- day, August 25 - The Hubcaps, rock and roll oldies. Also, the Island Boys perform every day on the deck and every Tuesday night at the Lighthouse Beach. Plus, Love Seed Mama Jump, offbeat/high output classic and alternative covers, performs every Thursday night. For information, call 227-3888. Starboard: Route 1 in downtown Dewey beach; every weekend - DJ on the deck. For information, call 227-4600. LEWES Rose and Crown: Second Street; Saturday, August 21 - The Movies, 60's and 70's covers; Sunday, August 22 - Funch, classic jazz from 3-6 p.m. For information, call 645-2373. Jerry's American Care: Second Street; Every week - Dave Peters, solo acoustic classical and jazz guitar (in dining room); and, Seam Smith and Eric PoweR, classic jazz duo (Saturday only from 9 p,m. to 1 a.m.). For information, call 645-9733. Anglers: Angler Road; Every Friday - Buddy B. The :l;5:a::y BhBtardWalk: Festival ii:be: :: held Saturday, A_t::2g, frm!::!lO:ami:to 5 pim. In theevent of: rain, the festlval win be reseheduled :for Sunday;August 29. The festival isreeozed as one of the best outdoor shows on the ticipatv. All works are original; no commercially manufactured items per- Bethany-Fenwiek Area:Chamber of Commerce. II Zacharias exhibit opens at SCAC gallery By Cordelia Macintire "Did Ya Get The.Message? " an exhibition of the paintings and sculptures of Lewes artist John Zacharias, opened Tuesday, August 17, to an enthusiastic crowd at the Sussex County Arts Council Gallery at Delaware Technical and Community Col- lege in Georgetown. The opening production, featur- ing conceptual montage and per- formance art, was the highlight of the evening. Gallery visitors wait- ed in anticipation for the arrival of Zacharias, who was nowhere to be seen when the exhibit opened at 7:30 p.m. Promptly at 8 p.m., the calming background music of Miles Davis' "Circle in the Round," stopped, to be replaced by the sounds of industrial rhyfluns and minor chords. Cool, white smoke, emitted from dan- gling tubes, filled the gallery, and from a disguised hatch in the ceil- ing, Zacharias emerged. As the audience shifted ner- vously, Zacharias, dressed in a white coverall reminiscent of those worn by toxic waste disposal workers, descended from over- head. With a purposeful furtive- ness, Zacharias approached the centerpiece of the show (a huge apparatus of beams, belts and gears suspended from resinated human brains), switched it on, then exited the gallery swiftly through a side door. Everyone waited. On-lookers became anxious and laughed ner- vously, as the apparatus spun its wheels and spit out a dozen brands of soap and toothpaste. Zachafias hovered in the wings, giving the audience time to "Get the Mes- sage," before re-appearing, dressed in black tie and tails, to a round of applause. "The message" of his art, explained Zacharias, is that humans, because of greed, have Oon:llla Maointim photo Lewes artist John Zaeharias stands by part of his exhibit which opened this week in the SCAC gallery in Georgetown. created a myriad of objects, sym- bolized by his apparatus, that have no meaning or purpose. "Humans really think they are doing something, progressing" said Zacharias, "but they're doing nothing but destroying the Earth. Man doesn't need seven kinds of toothpaste but he wants to make money. He doesn't see the waste of energy in that." "Man wants to enjoy music, art, but he's too busy with greed. I chose the show's rifle, Did Ya Get The Message?, so people would be forced to stop and ask them- selves that question." Symbols of greed, and man's lack of perspective, recur through- out the pieces in the show. A visi- tor enters the Gallery through a Victorian period-room. Zacharias chose the Victorian setting because he sees it as a time when man gave beauty and art equal billing with money. Leav- ing that part of the Gallery, the visitor, and metaphorically man, pass into an age where the artwork reflects man's preoccupation with greed. The paintings depict envi- ronments devoid of Earthly scenery, and many of the pieces incorporate tear drops crafted from various man-made sub- stances. The Zacharias exhibit will remain on display through Friday, October 1. For Gallery times, to contact the artist, or to purchase a piece of Zacharias' artwork, call the Sus- sex County Arts Council at 856- 5421. 'Small talk' to benefit Rehoboth Library At a loss for words sometimes? Feel weak in the knees at the thought of making conversation in a roomful of strangers? The Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library offers a solution next month while doing what they like best to do - raising money for library books and equipment. The Friends' first-ever author's luncheon sched- uled Thursday, September 9, will feature "an expert on opening lines that really work, rips for the tongue- tied, the fine points of small talk and more," accord- ing to Evelyn Thoroughgood, who will chair the event for the nonprofit library support group. Speaker will be Jeanne Martinet, ("Around Town," Aug. 13), a free-lance writer who calls New York City and Rehoboth Beach home. Daughter of the Leigh Martinents of Rehoboth Beach and Baltimore, she is author of the not-all- tongue-in-cheek guide, "The Art of Mingling" (St. Martin's Press, 1992). She'll discuss the book, which was excerpted recently in Cosmopolitan magazine, and her experi- ences across the country - and on NBC's Today show - talking about it. The event, at noon at the Sea Horse Restaurant, is open to the public. The cost is $12 and reservations and menu selec- tion must be made by Sept. 5, according to Thor- oughgood. Reservation forms are available at the library. Martinet has declared herself willing to offer tips on writing and selling trade books, Thoroughgood said. She will also sign copies of her book.