Thursday, June 11, 2009

What does Copacabana bring to mind for you? A fruit hat and ruffled sleeves? Yellow feathers and a dress cut down to there? A cigar and a Sarah Vaughn LP? (A shmoke and a pancake?)


Wilmonites is pleased to report on a Copacabana-themed event, and other goings on in Wilmo.

JUNE 17 AND BEYOND -- Wilmington After Work
It's DJ Wednesdays at Deep Blue!  Catch Zip and his crackling vinyl sounds on June 17th, and more Wednesdays this summer.  (Skinny White jumps behind the decks on June 10th due to a Zip appearance at Pat's MVP.)   WAW is a weekly multi-restaurant happy hour, offering $5-4-3-2 specials from 5-7pm.  Visit for details.



Copacabana (often referred to as The Copa) was a famous NYC nightclub during the Supper Club era. Breakout star debuts at The Copa were common, and even today, The Copa is an icon, with films like Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Tootsie and Carlito's Way, not to mention the famous Manilow tune, set there.


In June, we bring the Copacabana to you. We invite you to dine, tipple and Rumba with us. It's Saturday Night Supper Club.


SNSC is a monthly event/all-in-one destination (cocktails, dinner and dancing) for a night on the town. If you join us for dinner, the $35 prix fixe menu gets you 3 courses + complimentary glass of bubbly; seatings begin at 7pm.


If you stay for the dance party: retro drink specials (think Tom Collins/Mai Tai style) all night long; upscale DJ entertainment by Wilmington's own DJ Zip; music begins at 10pm. (No cover.) Dress is retro or sexy with monthly retro-attire themes. June 20th theme is Copacabana (feel free to be creative!). Valet available.


Third Saturday of every month at Deep Blue, 111 W. 11th Street, Wilmington. 302-777-2040.

Other DJs' events
  • After the monthly (first Fridays) Art on the Town aka the Art Loop, visit the re:Fresh after parties (8pm on, local restaurants are re:Fresh's new venues; new venue each month)Art loop runs 5-8pm. 35+ venues.  Always free.  Many venues have snackies! 
  • DJ Bis' ReMix Disco[tech] Wednesdays -- weekly at Pat's MVP in Newark
  • DJ LuVitt's Miami Thursdays -- weekly at Metro (lower level of McKenzies Brew Pub on 202)
  • DJ LuVitt at Kooma -- third Thursdays
    DJ JNH's monthly International Night -- fourth Thursday of the month at Pat's MVP
Plugs (also see attached):
Brandywine Prime has been pulling out all the stops lately.  Check out their Father's Day special, which includes a lobster boil -- CHEAP!
Ruff Rollers -- Delaware's own roller derby team are truly the nicest girls in town -- tattoos, fishnets, black eyes and all.  Giving back to the community is important to them, and we should return the love.  Check out a match this summer.
Summer reading -- check out this free reading and discussion program -- books based in some part in Delaware culture -- plus a chance to meet authors, take in performances and drink beer at Ameritage!