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Downtown Wilmington’s annual car show Rims on the River—which is the largest in our area—is famed for its collection of hot rods, classic motorcycles, and all-around cool cars. Likewise the event is known for bringing vivacious acts to town for free—yes, free!. This year the cars will line the streets on Saturday, April 20th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 21st. Saturday’s festivities will culminate with a free concert at Riverfront Park with foxy garagerock group Detroit Cobras. Flip to pages 14-15 for Trent Williams’ lengthy interview with guitarist Mary Ramirez. Concerts will continue through the weekend, starting with Friday’s pre-party at four locations. For the full schedule of events, see our Rims on the River map insert or visit www.rimsontheriver.com. Courtesy photo
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back in full view, it is time for some good news—and some ice cream. Specifically one scoop of chocolate, one scoop of black cherry, both in a Coca-Cola. Wandering in to have lunch at The Scoop in the Cotton Exchange last week, I was handed an invitation to their 35th birthday party. For many people who have grown up here, myself included, The Scoop is ubiquitous. It seems like a mainstay of downtown. Honestly, it never occurred to me that there was a time before its birth; I just sort of imagined it always a part of the Cotton Exchange, even when it was built. But 35 years in the restaurant business ... well, what an accomplishment! All small businesses face hurdles. The restaurant business likely endures the highest mortality rate among small business in the U.S. That’s a big part of why I never wanted to own a food business. More power to anyone who pulls it off successfully. Apparently, The Scoop has been through multiple owners since its inception. No one I asked could come up with a definitive answer of exactly how many. “I have attempted to track that down,” current Scoop partner Jef Pollock chuckles. Mary Ellen Golden of the Cotton Exchange’s The Golden Gallery, which opened in 1977, confirmed The Scoop’s doors opened in April 1978. Like many icons, the entity of The Scoop is bigger than the individual owners. Jef Pollock and Debra Nipper have been the ice-cream shop stewards since 2006. Pollock—a merry elf in human form, if ever there was one—grinned and magnified the twinkle in his eye when discussing its history. “Almost daily someone comes in saying, ‘My parents brought me here as a kid. Now here’s my kid!’” A memory of visiting The Scoop spreads citywide, whether taking trips during childhood or 4 encore | april 17-23, 2013| www.encorepub.com
working there during college. Pollock and Nipper are trying to collect “Scoops About the Scoop” on their Facebook page, and they’re asking customers to send them their stories. More so, they ask everyone to come to their 35th birthday party and connect in person. I have written many times in this column about my own memories of The Scoop as a child and teenager; iit is part nostalgia that drives me back regularly. And it’s partly my sweet tooth and the joy I get every time I walk through the door. No matter how bad a day is, a scoop of ice cream and a friendly smile can make it better. Pollock’s staff of five lovingly have been coined “The Scoop-ettes!” “Because everybody needs a backup band!” Pollock jokes. My childhood friend Abigail pointed out last week, “The best part of having lunch at The Scoop is that you get a meal and show.” She’s right. Every moment with Pollock, the former Changing Channels funnyman, is endlessly entertaining. It seems he is perpetually hosting a party everyday—or as he puts it, “serving up Scoop-fuls of awesomeness since 1978!” His revolving door of audience members at the ice-cream spot fill his stagetime these days. In fact, during our discussion about the business’ birthday party, Pollock detoured with a story about an obscure Carpenters’ tribute album, released in the early ‘90s. Naturally, he sang a sample from almost every track, completed by perfect air guitar. Pollock is a big fan of marking milestones. He said they realized they had missed their 30th birthday and wanted their 35th to be a big fuss. The weekend of April 27th and 28th, from noon to 5 p.m., the party at The Scoop will be in full swing.
“We are going back to 1978 prices on kid’s scoops and fountain drinks for those two days,” Pollock notes. “At 4 p.m. on Saturday, we will attempt Wilmington’s largest ever YMCA dance!” He looked at me skeptically before asking if I knew it came out in 1978. (It’s flattering to be mistaken for young sometimes.) Pollock and company are giving away free ice cream for a year to one lucky recipient. Oh. My. God! Lest I get sidetracked by my deep personal relationship with chocolate and black cherry in Coca-Cola, Pollock quickly reminded me The Scoop has hot dogs, too. “Everybody knows us as ice cream, but they are amazed at the combinations of food we have!” he says. They serve “The Elvis,” a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, as well as a taco dog, a BLT dog or the sinfully inviting Mardi Gras dog: a bacon-wrapped hotdog covered in corn, okra and tomatoes. “I love having a great Nathan’s hotdog for lunch, finished with Rocky Road and strawberry ice cream piled high on a waffle cone,” Nancy Bullock, manager of The Cotton Exchange, says. Ever excited about new possibilities, Pollock has announced that, during the birthday party, three new hot dog combinations will be available for guests to sample. They’ll also be asked to vote for their favorite. “We’re letting Wilmington choose the next dog!” Pollock exclaims. “Really, though, this is our thank you to Wilmington for letting us be part of this awesome downtown. I come to work every day with a spring in my step.” “The Cotton Exchange is delighted to help them celebrate 35 years of business in this historic location,” Bullock notes. “As one of the original tenants, The Scoop [may not] predate Baskin Robbins [ed. note: est. 1945], but their ice cream is better!”
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legislation, The NC Affordable and Reliable Energy Act (H298), was approved by the House Commerce Committee in the North Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday, April 9th. The next stop for the bill will be the House Environmental Committee. If passed, it could potentially shift North Carolina’s alternative energy plan toward a more progressive stance. It proposes the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency by implementing a standard definition for what the state considers to be a renewable source. Other bills promoting alternative energy have been introduced in the past, such as Senate Bill 3, also in the NCGA. But H298 differs by proposing to remove the “renewables mandate” of the previous bill, which would have funneled most of the funds toward the development of wind energy on our coasts. Despite public perception, wind energy has its drawbacks. According to a new presentation prepared for the House Environmental Committee, wind energy is not as
practical, economically viable or environmentally responsible as many people think. “Wind energy is a net environmental detriment,” John Droz Jr., physicist, environmental activist, and author of the presentation, says. “I was initially pro-wind, but after more research I decided that [the argument for] industrial wind energy is not based on scientific proof.” Wind energy is capable of providing large amounts of power to urban areas. However, due to fluctuations in wind speed and direction, a wind turbine will only provide, on average, 30 percent of its
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full capability. Also, as any sailor can tell you, the wind is neither reliable nor predictable. This means that there is no way of providing constant, on-demand power for users, which is why wind energy is categorized as “non-dispatchable” energy. The technology to store and distribute the excess energy generated at lower demand times does not currently exist. Difficulties involving unpredictability in local wind patterns might seem obvious when talking about a localized wind generator, but it also holds true for grids of wind farms spread over large areas. A study in southeastern Australia of the most geographically dispersed collection of wind projects in the world reported similar data. “Despite enormous diversity, wind energy is still widely variable,” Droz Jr. says of the study. Wind farms also require large amounts of land to be effective. A wind farm that would produce as much energy as a comparable nuclear facility would require over 1,000 times more space, spread out over a large area. The turbines, reaching hundreds of feet up into the sky, also interfere with wildlife, like birds and bats. Bat deaths as a direct result of wind turbines are a well-documented and growing problem, one that the U.S. Geological Survey has called both “unanticipated and unprecedented.” Bats play an essential role in both agriculture and in heath: They are highly effective crop pollinators, as well as voracious consumers of hazardous insects. In North Carolina, the potential for agricultural losses due to a decreased bat population is substantial. Total annual estimated losses for the entire state could be in the tens of millions of dollars. Locally, that equates to an estimated
$192,141 in losses per year in New Hanover County, with our paltry 2,593 acres of harvested land. But Pender County, which has 31,911 harvested acres of land, could lose around $2,364,605; Brunswick County’s 24,193 acres could potentially lose up to $1,792,701 annually. Suitable sites for the development of wind turbines, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, are areas with wind speeds of over 6.5 meters/second, or roughly 15 mph, at 275 feet off the ground. Locally, suitable places include the tourismcentered economies of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Bald Head Island and Southport. However, according to studies done by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, all of these areas would place local wildlife and habitats at “high risk” if they were to be developed for wind energy. Finally, there is the nuclear waste problem. “Few people are aware that one investigation concluded that manufacturing wind turbines produces more radioactive waste material than results from the operation of a comparable nuclear facility for 20 years,” Droz Jr. says. Its manufacturing involves the use of substances called rare earth elements (REEs). They are a group of naturally occurring elements, metallic in nature, that include cerium, neodymium, promethium, and the nearly unpronounceable “yttrium.” These elements compose the magnets inside the turbines, which generate electric power, and require several thousand pounds of REEs in the form of magnets to operate. Unfortunately, the processing of the elements, in addition to significant soil and water pollution, produce nuclear waste—as much as one ton for every ton processed, according to a report by U.S. Army analyst Cindy Hurst. “A lot of this [wind turbine manufacturing] happens in China,” Droz Jr. says, “so [the true environmental impact] is conveniently out of sight.” It’s not just turbines, either. Similar, rare earth magnets are used in everything from hybrid vehicles to military technology and computers. “Every source of electricity has environmental impacts,” Droz Jr. notes in his report. “To portray wind energy as a ‘green,’ environmentally benign source of electricity is an inaccurate characterization, as wind energy causes substantial adverse environmental problems while having no proven net environmental benefits. As such, there is no legitimate reason for the state to give wind energy preferential treatment.”
NewsoftheWeird with Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY Undocumented Living Undocumented immigrant Jose Munoz, 25, believed himself an ideal candidate for President Obama’s 2012 safe-harbor initiative for illegal-entry children, in that he had been brought to the U.S. by his undocumented parents before age 16, had no criminal record and had graduated from high school (with honors, even). Since then, however, he had remained at home in Sheboygan, Wis., assisting his family, doing odd jobs and, admittedly, just playing video games and “vegging.” Living “in the shadows,” he found it almost impossible to prove the final legal criterion: that he had lived continuously in the U.S. since graduation (using government records, payroll sheets, utility bills, etc.). After initial failures to convince immigration officials, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in March, Munoz’s lawyer succeeded by submitting Munoz’s Xbox Live records, documenting that his computer’s Wisconsin location had been accessing video games, day after day, for years. Government in Action! Among the lingering costs of U.S. wars are disability payments and compensation to veterans’ families, which can continue decades after hostilities end. An Associated Press analysis of federal payment records, released in March, even found two current recipients of Civil War benefits. Vietnam war payments are still about $22 billion a year, World War II, $5 billion, World War I, $20 million, and the 1898 Spanish-American war, about $1,700. Each year, Oklahoma is among the states to receive $150,000 federal grants to operate small, isolated airfields (for Oklahoma, one in the southern part of the state is so seldom used that it is primarily a restroom stop for passing pilots). The payments are from a 13-year- old congressional fund for about 80 similar airfields (no traffic, no planes kept on site), described by a February Washington Post investigation as “ATM(s) shaped like (airports).” Congress no longer even requires that the annual grants be spent on the actual airports drawing the grants. During the massive February Southern California manhunt for former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner, nervous-triggered LAPD officers riddled an SUV with bullets after mistakenly believing Dorner was inside. Instead there were two women, on their early-morning job as newspaper carriers, and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck famously promised them a new truck and arranged with a local dealership for a 2013 Ford F-150 ($32,560). However, the deal fell through in March when the women discovered that Beck’s “free” truck was hardly free. Rather,
it would be taxable as a “donation,” reported on IRS Form 1099, perhaps costing them thousands of dollars. Great Art! Sculptor Richard Jackson introduced “Bad Dog” as part of his “Ain’t Painting a Pain” installation at California’s Orange County Museum in February. Outside, to coax visitors in, Jackson’s “Bad Dog’s” hind leg was cocked, with gallons of yellow paint being pumped onto the building. “We’ll see how long it lasts,” he told the Los Angeles Times, “but you never know how people will react.” “Sometimes, people feel they should protect their children from such things, then the kids go home and watch ‘South Park.’” Australian dilettante David Walsh’s 2-year-old Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart is acquiring a reputation for irreverence. Among the exhibits is Greg Taylor’s “My Beautiful Chair,” which invites a visitor to lie next to a lethal injection chair and experience a countdown, mimicking the time it takes for execution drugs to kill (and then flashing “You Are Dead”). Also, at 2 p.m. each day, a “fresh fecal masterpiece” is created by artist Wim Delvoye, in which a meal from the museum’s restaurant is placed into a transparent grinder that creates slush, turns it brown, and adds an overpowering defecation-like smell. The resulting “masterpiece” is channeled into (also transparent) vats. Career-Ending Jobs for Runway Models: British “design engineer” Jess Eaton introduced her second “high-fashion” collection in December at London’s White Gallery, this time consisting of supposedly elegant bridal wear made in part with roadkill, cat and alpaca fur, seagull wings and human bones.
the advice includes creating the proper suggestive name for the candidate on the official ballot. Hence, among those running for office this year (according to a February Hindustan Times report): Frankenstein Momin, Hamletson Dohling, Boldness Nongum and Bombersing Hynniewta, and several Sangmas (related or not): Billykid Sangma, Mafiara Sangma, Rightious Sangma and Winnerson Sangma. More confusing were Hilarius Dkhar and Hilarius Pohchen and especially Adolf Lu Hitler Marak. Perspective Some Third-Worlders eat dirt because they are mentally ill or have no meaningful food. However, diners at Tokyo’s upscale Ne Quittez Pas eat it because it is a trendy dish prepared by prominent chef Toshio Tanabe. Among his courses are soil soup served with a flake of dirty truffle, soil sorbet and the “soil surprise” (a dirt-covered potato ball). (Spoiler alert: It has a truffle center.) Tanabe lightly precooks his dirt and runs it through a sieve to eliminate the crunchiness. Police Reports In some jurisdictions, a driver can be presumed impaired with a blood alcohol reading as low as .07 (and suggestively impaired at a reading below that), but according to a WMAQ-TV investigation in February, some suburban Chicago police forces allow officers to work with their own personal readings as
high as .05. (While officers may be barred from driving at that level, they may not, by police union contract, face any discipline if they show up for work with a reading that high.) From the Blotter: Arlington County, Va., police reported in February that a resident of Carlin Springs Road told officers that someone entered her home and stole chicken from her simmering crock pot but only the chicken, leaving the vegetables as they were. The report noted that they had no suspects. Prison guard Alfredo Malespini III, 31, faces several charges in Bradford, Pa., resulting from a marital dispute in March, when, presumably to make a point, he tried to remove his wedding ring by shooting it off. (The ring remained in place; his finger was mangled.) Fetishes on Parade Serving Pediphiles: In March, a 19-yearold New York University student described to the New York Post her one-night experience last year as a foot-fetish prostitute at a spa in which men paid a $100 entrance fee plus $20 for each 10 minutes of fondling and kissing young women’s feet. She said the men wore business suits, which they kept on the whole time, and that the dressed-up women had to first pass a strict foot examination by the “pimp,” seeking candidates with the desired “high arches and small feet.” She guessed that more than two dozen men patronized the spa during her shift and that she earned $200, including tips.
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ncw is capping their year with a prom. Specifically a “template play,” “PROM” is conceived and directed by Whit MacLaughlin of New Paradise Laboratories. The season finale will be held in conglomeration by UNCW Theatre Department’s Professional Partners Series, wherein chair Andrew Belser and faculty choose professional actors, set designers, lighting techs, etc., to come in and guide the students through a comprehensive learning experience apropos to their major. While navigating seating choices, the audience slowly realizes the show is forming in real time, with performers playing the chaperones at the prom. They each come forward and soliloquize about their own prom memories, complete with photographs on the screen behind them. Two of the chaperones, a married couple named Sarah and Stacy Bunting (Emilie Krause and Matteo Scammell), narrate the grand march of the prom and introduce the cast of students, including a homeschool survivor, Petal Adams (Emily Gomez). Adams had somehow snatched up the star athlete Shawn Penderson (Quinten Johnson) after his unexpected breakup with Andie Harrison (Taylor England). Lots of surprises are revealed, including the fact that Starr Washington (Afreya Munroe), irreverent party girl and other half to Dean Reynolds (Sloan Friedman), a soon-to-be valet parking-attendant in Hollywood, has been accepted to Princeton and has not only a brain that no one suspected but a future, too. It is a startling evening on so many levels. For folks who have been comfortably out of their adolescence for a while, it can be jarring to be thrown back into the intensity of those emotions. Possibly, it is even more scary in one’s middle years because now she understands the enormity of the decisions faced at that time. Though this piece touches on nostalgia, unlike many looks back at the end of childhood, it does not wallow in longing for innocence or
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simplicity of time. It is a much more realistic and poignant journey into the painful world of separations and transitions to adulthood. A reoccurring idea throughout the show is that prom is the last party attended as a child. Incorporated in the script are the horrifically cheesy cheers teachers would do at pep rallies about good study habits and succeeding in life: “It’s gettin’ hot in here! There must be some learnin’ in the atmosphere!” The highlight of the show is the homage to the teacher who sings a solo at a school assembly. Gary T. Moore portrays Jake Crumbholtz, the guidance counselor, and sings one of the most memorable renditions of Bryan Adams’ power ballad, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.” Searingly embarrassing and uncomfortable, it nails the assembly experience like nothing else. Crumbholtz channeled my own senior guidance counselor—aside from singing in public, which is something I can’t imagine Mr. Schmidt doing. He moves in the same quiet calm in the face of overwhelming odds. He leads in desperation to find a path for his students through clearly marked doors, and without any fatalities or breaking rules along the way. “PROM” is an age-appropriate piece to select for UNCW performers. Most of the students are only a couple of years past their senior prom—long enough to develop some perspective about that time in life but near enough to reproduce it accurately. All perform excellently and work well as an ensemble. It is a compliment to them and director Whit MacLaughlin that they seem to function as one unit in an almost psychic communication. Though an ensemble piece, the belle of the ball is Dr. Charles Grimes, who portrays Dr. Clive Batterly. With his at-ease platitudes, he is reminiscent of Professor X in “X-Men,” ruling from his wheelchair and hoping to impart some wisdom to the sweet children whose lives are ahead of them. When he
commands the audience’s, and by extension the cast’s, attention, it is for a much-needed moment of reflection in the chaos of the show (and life). Besides the multi-media display that is eyecatching, the set for the show fascinates. A significant portion of the orchestra seating is claimed by a thrust stage extension into house left. Painted to look like a football field—a significant portion of the action takes place on the field with the students as one team and the chaperone as their opponents—its motif is reinforced by the presence of a referee. Christopher Bowling moderates the game, calling fouls on the dance floor and noting points scored or lost by each time in the battle for the future. Bowling’s deadpan, straight-forward send-up of a referee is marvelous as he calls various party fouls, including “Bustin’ a Move Too Early.” The costumes remain particularly wonderful and evocative. Guest costume-designer Rosemarie McKelvey captures something special in her work. Due to the amount of floor work and dance the actors engaged in, everyone wears kneepads. The girls’ dresses are just below the knee and evocative of prom dresses without the encumbrance of fulllength gowns. Bits of tulle and crinoline peek out from the hemline for added femininity, and most of the young ladies done rock-star makeup with hints of football player blacks under their eyes. The men are in hybrids of tuxedo tops and football-player pants which strongly communicate competitive spirit of life: on the dance floor, on the field with each other, with teachers, through our years in general. As a multimedia collaboration, this might be one of the best productions I have seen at UNCW. It is marvelous and I might even go see it again. P.S. You can sit on the stage as a special treat.
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recognized for, aside from its gorgeous coast and riverfront, it’s the film industry. Combined with a prolific theatre scene, TheatreNOW’s next interactive dinner show becomes a spoof on the makings of those teen dramas for which our town is known. “Murder on the Set” now runs at the 10th-and-Dock-street venue every weekend through the end of the month and continues Friday nights through August. Like all shows debuted here, “Murder” is locally written by Hank Toler, who also acts as the tech guy during the show’s run. It follows a group of young stars from the ever-popular teen soap
“Sunny Came Home” as they convene to film their series finale—all in the midst of a hurricane named Pacey (yes, as in that Pacey). Things go awry when a lead character (or two) ends up dead. As one may expect, the referential source material of Wilmington’s own “Dawson’s Creek” (and “One Tree Hill”)—with ‘90s folk-pop rock making a comeback full force (Counting Crows and Hootie and the Blowfish included)—runs strong, especially during the opening credits of the show on the drop screen. The video, made by TheatreNOW’s assistant director Zach Hanner, introduces the cast as they smile or look off solemnly across the Cape Fear River, much like the Dawsons and Joeys of yesteryear. It’s cheesy and it works. The multi-media use of film really shines during the opening TMI sequence, which parallels celebrity video mag TMZ. Alex Holland as Bradley Brioche (a conservative-looking Perez Hilton wannabe) is a real zinger of a modern-day media personality—an over-the-top fast-talker, dishing gossip news of who’s dating whom and the catty behavior taking place
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STAGING A MURDER: (l. to r.) Chase Harrison, Elyse Rodriguez, Nick Reed, Jessica Farmer, Ron Hasson and Beth Raynor. Photo by Shea Carver
behind the scenes. I’d love to have seen him interjected into the script; I am enjoying Holland more and more on our local scene. As it turns out, the “Sunny” cast is as lovetorn as their scripts, with head actress Kelly Conrad (Jessica Farmer) dating her fellow Mouseketeer and co-star Gavin Fox (Nick Reed), while having an affair with her other co-star Todd Langley (Chase Harrison). Add a jealous rival to the mix with Valerie Whitman (Elyse Rodriguez); a creative, takes-himselfway-too-seriously director, Dave QuincyMiller (Ron Hasson); and an easily forgettable production assistant, albeit obsessive Gavin fanatic, Robin Hingle (Beth Raynor); and the stage is set for a lot of friction. In the end, the whodunnit show allots the audience a chance to guess who’s the culprit and enjoy a threecourse dinner along the way. Between her quibble-and-squawk narcissistic personality and a very entitled, demanding attitude, Farmer paints Conrad every color of diva. She plays the actress everyone abhors on set—you know, the kind who won’t let others look her in the eye so she can keep her focus in character. Her demands are enough to make everyone an enemy. Farmer plays Conrad bratty enough to remind the audience immaturity and fame does dangerous things. Nick Reed gives Gavin a penned sense of underlying anger. He talks in sarcastic, caustic tones, and while his boyish looks make it clear he’s a catch, his reserved eye rolls and uptight body gestures show his frustration. Everyone knows he’s too good for Kelly, and no one cares co-star Todd Langley is dating her, too. Harrison as Langley secures most laughs in the show, mainly from his dense character being one brick shy of a full load. Only Ron Hasson as the director Quincy-Miller tops
him. Hasson, a perennial veteran and amazing comic actor, lets off a certain pomposity indicative of many creative-types. Without a doubt, he has fleshed out his role best when stacked against the others. Elyse Rodriguez as Val seethes vindication at the onset. It’s clear she’s out to get Kelly any way she can. She plays the rivalry clear-cut, with conniving passion leading her every move. The only level-headed one (and I say that loosely) comes from Beth Raynor, as a subdued production’s assistant. While the role calls for an unimpressive type, her deadpan facial expressions and unaffected dialect still could be turned up a notch without losing effect. The nostalgia of the content helps maintain interest in the play; the fictitious teen drama is even named after the ‘90s Shawn Colvin tune much like Paula Cole’s “I Don’t Want to Wait” from “Dawson’s Creek.” With today’s insanity of celebrity rags and fame trash reporting, it offers the perfect setup to become a murder mystery. However, it’s not perfect; much of the acting vacillates from overly dramatic to somewhat lackluster. Sometimes its attempts at being a successful parody aren’t fully realized. However, the audience wins prizes for answering trivia questions (I got ‘em all right during my visit!) based on the show’s plot (pay attention!) and by guessing the murderer correctly. So, in the end it still manages fun. While it’s expected of dinner theatre to emit silliness, I can’t help but wonder if TheatreNOW could break the mold and produce works of greater substance. I’d love to see dinner theatre turn into something that becomes less about kitsch and more about depth and challenging character arcs. While the fluff is perfect family fun—as proven by my 10-yearold who gets giddy with excitement every time I mention we’re heading to TheatreNOW—I can’t help but think something greater awaits this fabulous venue. The actors and talent are in place already.
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Two new shows take on family in very different forms by Shea Carver encore editor
he appeal of a live stage show
can come from many aspects: great actors, stand-out sets, enviable humor, phenomenal music and superior writing. Yet, when the depth of it attracts to an audience from relatability, it soars even further. Two new shows will be opening in Wilmington this weekend revolving around a concept mostly all of us can consent to understanding—or at least attempting to: family. With themes of loyalty, trust and honor rollicking among roadkill, strippers and creative thievery, the entertainment value of both will prove thought-provoking at least. While they conceive varying degrees of social status— one takes place in a trailer park in 2000 while the other in a London flat in the 16th century—each essentially showcases the connective tissue between husband and wife, sister and brother, children and friends alike.
William and Judith
Browncoat Pub and Theatre 111 Grace St. 4/19-21, 26-28, 5/3-4, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. $15 GA; students, $10 Newcomer Nicole Farmer moved to Wilmington from L.A. last July and will embark upon her local directorial debut this week. Browncoat Pub and Theatre will set the stage for an original script by Cody Diagle, “William and Judith.” Based upon the what-ifs of Shakespeare— as in what if he had an equally talented sister, Judith, whose creative career meant more than marriage, and what if she arrived at his home in the midst of his career’s end—Cody Diagle debuted the original work in 2011. In 2012, Farmer’s father saw the play, met the playwright, and immediately called his daughter, a 35-year theatre veteran. “[Dad] raved about the script,” Farmer says. “[When he] sent me the script, I fell in love. Simply put: It was the best new play I had read in years. The story is beautifully crafted and, though based in history, it resonates with modern audiences because it is about family and loyalty.” The setting is in the London flat of the most prolific writer of all time: William Shakespeare. The heart-wrenching story takes on love and betrayal, and includes all the historic characters true to Shakespeare’s lifetime. “Ninety-nine percent of the details in the play are based on fact,” Farmer says, “or the facts that researchers and historians have managed to unearth (and contest) about Wil-
ROYAL CREATIVITY: Meet the Shakespeares and their friends. (l. to r.) Michael Jaret Sears, Kately Farrugia, Katie Sawhill, Charles Auten, Christy Grantham, Stephen Raeburn and Terry Linehan. Photo by Kelsey Linehan
liam Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The 1 percent of fiction is solely spun around the character of Judith.” His wife Anne Hathaway will be played by Katie Sawhill, while William comes to life by Charles Auten. His sister, Judith, will be played by veteran Christy Grantham. Katelyn Farrugia takes on the Shakespeares’ daughter, Jude, while William’s best friend, the famous actor and owner of the Blackfriars Theatre, Richard Burbage, gets enacted by Terry Linehan. Famed writer John Fletcher will be played by Stephen M. Raeburn and Thomas Quiney, Jude’s fiancé, by Michael Jaret Sears. “The true delight of this rehearsal process is working with a very talented cast,” Farmer says. “I had to woo a few actors to trust me enough to go on this adventure, but when they might have doubted me, the beauty of the writing won them over. The result is fascinating and raw.” With a focus on encouraging actors to trust their guts and go with the reaction from their colleagues, Farmer directs with a creative hand not focused on bringing pre-conceived notions of the characters to life. She wants the cast to pervade dynamic tension to really capture the drama of the script. “That propels the story forward,” Farmer sttes. “I am uninterested in setting blocking, or actors who decide what to do in any given moment ahead of time. Their performance should always be reliant on the other actor
Baker notes, “and trying to get things they might not have felt totally comfortable with before. Having so many actors with such a leg up has given us the luxury to refine rather than just grab, which so often is the case with new shows.” The two-act musical takes a look at the relationships of the tenants at Florida’s Armadillo Acres Trailer Park. They include a stripper on the run (Amy Tipton), husband and wife Jeannie (Kendra Goehring-Garrett) and Norbert (Justin Smith), along with a Greek chorus of neighbors, Pickles (Madison Moss), Lin (Heather Setzler) and Betty (Michelle Reiff), and the stripper’s crazed beau, Duke (Patrick Basquill). The show has themes everyone aspires to laugh over adultery, dysfuntional family, agoraphobia, roadkill, spray cheese and kleptomania, all rolled into one. “The best humor (broad or subtle) comes from those ridiculously hilarious moments we opposite them, and their only concern to rerecognize from our lives,” Baker explains. “I act in the moment.” A minimalistic set will be constructed by keep reminding these wonderful actors to not first-time set-designer Cory Thompson, play the humor but play the moment and let the while sound design will be created by Nikkie humor play them. It’s hard not to get seduced by some of the punch lines, the ba-bumps, and Meyers. The show opens Friday. just go for the delivery. When the situations get The Great American farfetched, it’s hard to remember not to let the acting get farfetched as well.” Trailer Park Musical To go along with the colorful mix, Jason City Stage • 21 N. Front Street Aycock will be choreographing the moves. 4/18-21, 26-28, 5/3-5 and 10-12, 8 p.m. Having seen the last run three or four times, $18-$22 • www.citystagenc.com Don Baker is no newbie to acting, diretc- he’s quite familiar with the content and exing, writing and especially on our local scene. pectations. “I loved it so much,” Aycock says. “I did Having been in movies like 2012’s “Lincoln,” as well as directed his fair share of shows, grow up in Burgaw where there are a lot of including his last stint with Opera House trailer parks; it wasn’t super difficult to get Theatre Company’s “Threepenny Opera,” inspired. The trickiest part was . . . trying to he’s approaching his second-go-round with keep true with what worked so well last time City Stage’s “The Great American Trailer and find ways to make it very natural. It’s not Park Musical” simply: Make it real, make it the type of show that calls for kick lines and funny. cartwheels.” Reprising the show from their 2008 roster, The extremely talented pianist Chiaki Ito City Stage has added “Trailer Park” to their will act as musical director again. Her band growing list of modern classics. Essentially, will feature Rob Murphrey (drums), David it’s “a fun take on the redneck stereotype,” Easton (guitar), Luke Perkins (bass) and Jonaccording to the director. Claiming himself a athan Barber (keys). They have rehearsed “natural-born redneck hillbilly,” Baker says extensively on the country-rock score, with what makes the show so appealing is the disco thrown in for good measure, honesty of its characters. “Audiences love “Musically, it is a tighter show than last to laugh at somebody else and then are time,” Ito says. “Many of the cast members moved to find out that that somebody is re[are] older, wiser and willing to take more ally just like them,” he explains. risks! Just kidding—they’re just older.” With a playful and sympathetic production The tight quarters of City Stage are bein his hands, Baker is directing a cast already ing transformed by set designer Troy Rudefamiliar with the script. Many of the show’s seal, with costuming by Danielle Papet. “The previous roles are being filled again by the Great American Trailer Park Musical” will same local thespians. open Friday and run through Sunday through “The actors that are back from 2008 [are May 12th. going] for more depth this time around,” encore | april 17-23, 2013 | www.encorepub.com 11
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must study the past while expanding for the future. Remaining cognizant of the works which come before one’s own allows a painter, photographer or musician to convey new ideas, ever pushing boundaries. Still, recognizing the most treasured pieces of the past often culls a desire to pay homage to its cunning creators. Thus, the manager of Spectrum Art and Jewelry, Nancy Noel May, felt inclined to base a show on the influence of great artists. Her vision arose from an artful trip in December 2012. The employees of Spectrum visited the North Carolina Museum of Art for a show of impressionist painters, as well as the Cone Collection of Impressionist Art on loan to Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art. “We all enjoyed the shows and felt very inspired by the beautiful work,” May, also a painter for Spectrum, shares. “On the car trip home, we talked about having an upcoming show pairing our painters with the masters.” Nine artists participated, including May, Anne Cunningham, Jane Faudree, Joanne Geisel, Kristin Gibson, Ann Hair, Phil Meade, Jaquelin Perry and Jodie Wrenn Rippy. “Their directive was to choose a master painter that inspired them or had influenced their style of painting,” May elaborates. “Any size and any subject matter was acceptable. I created a book of quotes from each of our artists, detailing their inspiration, and I included several pictures of the master’s work, as well as our artist’s finished piece. In every instance, you can see a definite correlation between the two painters.” The show, dubbed “Modeling the Masters,” opened on Thursday, April 4th and will continue to hang through Tuesday, April 30th. During the opening reception, guests who could match each painter with their master influence—Paul Cezanne, Winslow Homer, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, and Vincent van Gogh— were eligible to win a $50 gift card to the gallery. “It was a well-attended event, and everyone had a great time guessing the match-
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BE STILL, FIG NEWTON: ‘Pommes et Fromage aux Figues’ by Kristin Gibson mimics the works of PostImpressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Courtesy photo
ups,” May muses. “I was impressed with the number of people who got all nine correct. Goes to show we have a well-educated group of people attending our shows.” “As one of Spectrum’s artists, the opportunity to participate in ‘Modeling the Masters’ has been unique in that our clients and opening-night visitors truly felt a part,” painter Kristin Gibson explains, “as they were invited to get up close and tap into their ‘art history’ know-how. I feel the premise of the show gave each artist the chance to stretch a bit and search for connections from the masters to the contemporary.” Gibson has long admired the French, postimpressionist painter Paul Cézanne. She studied his work through school, books and exhibitions such as the 2009 “Cézanne and Beyond” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the 2010 “Cézanne and American Modernism” at the Baltimore Museum of Art. “Both shows illustrated how Cézanne transformed American art and his influence to the present, with works by artists he influenced alongside the master,” Gibson details. “Artists of present day continue to take cues from and learn from the great masters, and that is the excitement of the nine paired-up artists of this show—that a dialogue and inspiration still exists.” Gibson discovered a quote from the Guggenheim Museum—“Cézanne seems to be painting from several different positions [or
points of view] at once.” She felt immediately gratified, as it pinpoints why she is inspired by his works as well as her point of view while painting. “Although I set up each still-life [model before painting], my compositions evolve to take on different aspects and angles from opposite corners, or a pattern that intuitively catches my eye across the room. Similar to the feeling that some of Cézanne’s apples may tumble to the floor by a shift of perspective, I too find that these personal interpretations of space make perfect sense with my brush.” Gibson referenced three of the master’s iconic works: “Madame Cézanne in a Striped Skirt (or Red Armchair)” (1877); “Pommes et Bisquits” (1882); and “Still Life Fruits, Cloth and Milk Can” (1879-80). “You see the result and the intuitive interpretations I take with regards to space and perspective, in the same vein as Cézanne,” she describes. One of the most remarkable realizations from establishing a piece specifically for this show is that, perhaps, as artists we are not so far removed from the masters who came before us despite the decades which separate us. “Like Cézanne, much of my impetus comes from elements of daily life, like apples, pottery, cloth,” she tells. “For this show, I hint at several of Cézanne’s works and added to my palette yellow ochre, raw sienna, red ochre, cobalt blue and ultramarine as found on Cézanne’s, complemented by handstretched linen with copper tacks as may have been used. However, the Fig Newtons in the foreground offer an out-of-context twist on the bisquits of Cézanne’s day!”
galleryguide| Wed., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. “Saved” is a collaborative project by Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman that will exhibit the month.“Saved” is an ongoing photographic and poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death, and memory. The project considers how memories of the dead become rooted in everyday objects, and how objects convey those memories to the living.
2165 Wrightsville Ave. (910) 343 5233 Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. www.artfuelinc.com Artfuel.inc is a multimedia studio and art gallery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Dawson Street. Volume 34 features work by Sarah Collier, Becky Carey, Cornelius Riley, Bambie and Eli Thompson.
New Elements Gallery
22527 Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC 910-803-0302/910-330-4077 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (or by appt.) artexposure50.com Look for the big red barn and visit a unique space in the Hampstead area just 4 miles from beautiful Topsail Island. A large open space hosts 2nd Friday Opening Receptions each month at 6pm. Check out our website to see the latest in new classes as well as our regular art classes and studio time. Yoga classes meet Saturday at 9am in the loft. Walk-ins are welcome to this gentle yoga class.
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114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.capefearnative.com Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists inspired by nature, including art, jewelry, photography, pottery and wood crafts. All are original designs by local artists in the Cape Fear area. We also have sail bags by Ella Vickers. Come by and support your local creative community.
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste. II • 910-5094289 http://figmentsgallery.com Tues.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Figments Gallery offers a fresh mix of eclectic work from local and international artists of all genres. Come by for an Open House Exhibit featuring new artists on the Second Friday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s a great event to connect with the arts community! Call to Artists! Figments Gallery is hosting a floral exhibit in June. We are looking for unique funky and classic representations of anything floral; 2- and 3-dimension and any medium
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201 Princess St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.) newelementsgallery.com “Energy at Play” features the recent works of Wilmington artist Ann Parks McCray, with bold strokes and a colorful palette. McCray utilizes a layering technique to build texture and pattern into the surface of her paintings. This tactile quality offers an energy and vitality that ranges in intensity depending on her choice of colors and subject. Always aware of her natural surroundings, these influences are a continuous presence in Ann’s work. She often creates abstractions of water, trees, sky, and flowers. “Energy at Play” will remain on display through April 20th. “Not What It Seems...” opens Friday, April 26th, featuring the recent works of local artists Fritzi Huber and Scott James. Both artists draw inspiration from nature, yet present more than one way of perceiving an image, offering their own distinctive interpretations. Huber’s new series is “Where the Water Meets the Land,” and James uses composite photography to force a new awareness of his subject matter. The show will hang through May 18th.
225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf (Free parking) • (910)-763-3380 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-4pm. River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy Bush. In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show is sure to enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Broken” features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!
SUNSET RIVER Marketplace 10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. sunsetrivermarketplace.com This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, NC, features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisan-crafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee with the Author series are also offered onsite.
WiLMINGTON ART ASSOC. 120. S. Second St., USO Building Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.wilmington-art.org Sign up now for our three day workshop in “Painting People” with Todd Carignan. Todd is a well-known local artist with many awards to his credit. The dates are Wednesday, April 24th to Friday, April 26th . Space is , so go to the website to get the details and find out how to register. Or call Kirah Van Sickle at 910.395.5132. $275. for non-members and $250 for members.
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garage rock and fire: Detroit Cobras bring it to Rims on the River this Saturday s by Trent William Detroit Cobras ncer t Rims on River Co • Free Riverfront Park 5:30 p.m.
ever since. e: Do you have any pre-rituals before going onstage? Or has it changed over the years? MR: Yeah it has [laughs]. At one point Rachel had us praying, which wasn’t my favorite thing, but she’s very spiritual. I felt like we were in a scene out of “Almost Famous.”
they get a bad rap. But don’t stack the fiercely rockin’ Detroit Cobras in that group. These guys—err, gals— have been shredding through songs since 1994. And they aren’t covering the poppy dreck from the overly saturated ‘80s either. No, Detroit Cobras play from bouncy tunes steeped in rhythm and blues from the ‘50s and ‘60s, infusing a wild garage-rock sensibility into the vintage musicality. Given new life to everything, from an edgy style to raspy vocals indicative of Chrissie Hynde-meets-Ronnie Spector, and verocious chords shrieking in reverb or staccato fashion, often times the Detroit babes sound far better than their original composers and musicmakers. They find more grit and grind in Motown, giving it edgy blues and rockabilly appeal. Founded in the mid-’90s by Steve Shaw, whose love for R&B spawned from a friendship with Alex Chilton (The Replacements), the bands’ first lineup touted a former exotic dancer, Rachel Nagy, on vocals, Shaw and Maribel Restrepo on guitars, Jeff Meier on bass and Vic Hill on drums. Today, through decades of numerous members, Rachel Nagy is the longest slithering cobra, joined by guitarist Mary Ramirez. The group picks their way through dusty B-sides in R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll across four albums—“Mink Rat or Rabbit” (1998, Sympathy for the Record Industry), “Life, Love and Leaving” (2001, Sympathy for the Record
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e: Kind of strange, considering the nature of the music. MR: Yeah, as opposed to like a gospel concert or a rap group, but, hey, I’m sure they pray, too [laughs]. Seriously, if there were a ritual it would move by the wayside quickly. The last time we went out, the guy playing bass felt good about it, so we were drinking before the show, taking shots of vodka, tequila and something—but, no, it didn’t really help. We don’t drink much before we play now; we do all of our drinking afterward.
e: Not a bad motto. MR: That’s when you mess up, drinking too much before the show. God knows—I mean— Lord knows who we are [laughs]. DETROIT BABES: Don’t miss Mary Ramirez
and Rachel Nagy as they shake downtown Wilmington on Saturday evening during the Detroit Cobras free show in Riverfront Park after Rims on the River car show. Photos courtesy of Joe Swank
Industry),“Baby” (2005, Bloodshot), and “Tied & True” (2007, Bloodshot). They reimagine tunes like the Oblivians’ “Bad Man” (changed to “Bad Girl”), Clyde McPhatter’s “Let’s Forget About the Past” and Solomon Burke’s “Stupidity.” Only once have they veered from their wildly arranged covers to try out an original: “Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat),” written by Nagy and Restrepo. With a spring tour getting underway, the De-
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troit Cobras will be leaving their beloved city to bring feral rhythms and full-fledged, in-your-face rock to the largest annual car show, Rims on the River, in downtown Wilmington on April 20th—and for free nonetheless! encore caught up with Mary Ramirez, a fasttalking spitfire, to learn more about the city that raised them. From mixtapes and drinking, to Rodriguez and Detroit’s love affair with fire, if only one thing came from this interview, it’s this: She’s badass and says exactly what she means. Don’t miss Detroit Cobras, with openers The Phantom Playboys, The Mad Hatters and Andrew Kane and The Alibis in Riverfront Park, before dashing to the Soapbox after-party at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by The Maulers Car and Motorcycle Club and Cafe Fear Turbojugend, taking the stage will be The Apocalypse Dudes, Deadstring Brothers and the reunion of No Labels Fit. Oh, and rumor has it those sassy Detroiters will be hanging around, too. encore (e): You guys have been together since the ‘90s. right? Mary Ramirez (MR): Yeah, who knows when. You know how it is: “being together.” At the end of ‘96 we put out a 45 then made a record in ‘98. We broke up, got back together, but still “being together” always just means going over to someone’s house to basically meet up and talk about nothing. It’s not like hardcore meetings, you know. So it wasn’t like hardcore breakups either; no one was moping. We got back together in 2000, been making records
e: You guys have so much of a garage-rock sound, if you screw up here and there, I can’t see it affecting the overall sound much. MR: You’re right, but just like in anything, you know you did it wrong. It’s like, after a while, if you’re not doing it well, you just feel like a buffoon up there. It’s easy to go from like A+ to foolery. A lot of bands are always saying things, like “we gotta rehearse,” out of fear they’ll mess up. Garage-rock is so forgiving; it’s easy to just pretend you don’t care y’know. It takes more work to care. God, I sound like my parents right now. What happened to me? e: I know what you mean. It’s the principle of the thing. Have you always listened to that sort of music? MR: Yeah, like Rachel and me are girls, so there are always guys making us mixtapes. I guess mixtapes have been pushed to the wayside; maybe mixed CD’s are still around. They just aren’t the same as mixtapes, though, because you can decorate mixtapes and spell all the titles out on them. They were always really cool because it was like having an “in” on someone’s record collection. In Detroit there were so many soul labels around the ‘50s. A lot of unknown records people didn’t want that we played. Probably not anymore now that the Internet is so fucking huge and showing you all the obscure shit. e: Yeah, nothing’s surprising anymore. MR: I mean, I hate to say it but I love it. I love YouTube. I could marry YouTube.
e: The world at your fingertips... MR: Seriously, me and YouTube could walk down the aisle; I’d have no problem with it. Basically, there [were] a lot of records that nobody wanted laying around, and Detroit, being the forsaken city that it is, you sit around and drink a lot and play music. As far as the old stuff, I just wanted to know how it was done. I just wanted to know how it felt to play those songs. When you start playing a song and you can get into the essence and the feel of the song, y’know? e: Especially if it’s something you listen to all the time. MR: Yeah, I think it can be done with any song you really like. You take some of the older shit, you start playing it and you start feeling it. You start feeling the attitude behind it. For me, a lot of the R&B songs we did were to find that feeling behind them. That’s what the sweet shit is. What do they call it? The marrow of the bone? e: Yeah, the substance. MR: It’s even like a more understanding listening turns you on like crazy. e: You guys have covered a lot of music, though. MR: Right. We’re not that band who just keeps coming out with the same shit. Like, any kid who didn’t like metal at some point is kind of goofy, y’know what I mean. You have to learn how to appreciate all that, and when you’re young, you take it all in. I mean who didn’t like Slayer? e: I had my Slayer days in high school. MR: Right? Fuck, yeah! Fucking Metallica! Any of that; you should have liked that at some point. After that music, you can kind of tell what’s wrong and what’s right. But in your musical journey, or should I journey back to the [Rolling] Stones, you acquire a taste for what’s good and what’s not. And that’s why you always come back to the Stones, because you do realize. e: Because it’s always going to be good. MR: Oh yeah, it’s good. It’s always good. It’s like going home to your mom’s cooking, shit. e: Well that era of music is really timeless. MR: Yeah, and you pick up on what is and what isn’t. There’s just so much out there right now; there’s all types of good music.
e: Here’s the million-dollar question: What can you tell me about Detroit? MR: [Laughs] Yes. What do you want to know? I mean I could tell you about Detroit but what do you want to know? I can tell you the neighborhood I’m from is where Rodriguez lives, and every time I look back on it, it feels good sort of making it. A lot of the clowns are making it. e: Clowns? Rodriguez? MR: When I say clowns, I mean like people you play around with. I don’t mean just play music; you play life with them. Rodriguez is this guy who just walks around the neighborhood, been walking around for years. This Mexican guy who’s just always walking by. Every time you open the door and he’s walking by, it is always like, “There’s Rodriguez.” That’s what Detroit’s like. People just hanging out all the time. e: I read a story about Halloween in Detroit and how it usually turns into a night of burning everything in the city. Is this like an annual thing for Detroit? A night of drunken arson? MR: Well Detroit is the ultimate place for freedom. I mean, it’s a fucked-up city, but it’s free there, baby. It’s like being a kid, but you have no money, and you can do whatever the fuck you wanna do—seriously, whatever the fuck you want. There’s so many abandoned buildings in Detroit that no one cares about; you can take an old brick building and turn it into a club or bar. The cops come, eventually, but they don’t really care either. Driving drunk and stuff; Detroit almost feels like another country now right in the city, there’s a bunch of overgrown shit.
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e: Ah, that’s all part of the Detroit act, though, isn’t it? MR: [Laughs] That’s just how it is, man.
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e: Sounds like a giant overgrown playground. MR: Yeah, last summer there was this huge recycling plant near us and it was abandoned— very Detroit looking. An abandoned desolate factory, with lots of fencing around it. Anyway, my friend tells me one night a band is playing down at the “castle.” I’m like, ‘What the fuck is the castle?’ So we parked and everything— mind you, we were like a block from the university in the middle of Detroit. It wasn’t like out in the country or anything.
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e: Love/hate relationship? MR: Trust me, when I come home from tour I’m always going, ‘Why do I live here?’ It physically looks bad. When you watch the news in Detroit, you’d be hard pressed to find a camera shot that doesn’t have an abandoned building in it. Nothing’s really changed for a long time. It’s all localized shit and it’s done well for itself. But nobody wants us, no matter how cute we are.
e: Sounds like an apocalypse or something. MR: Forget about anything illegal. If you want to smoke weed or whatever, you just do. Nobody’s coming at you with regulations, so what’s to stop you?
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e: So, there are no major record companies in Detroit? MR: Not one. There hasn’t been a major record company here since Motown left. You think someone would [start one] with all the major artists that come out of here. It’s the people that make Detroit Detroit, though. It’s the only reasons it’s survived this long. It’s all about the people because it’s obviously not this fucking place.
e: So no one really cares? MR: Not really, and you can take it as the negative side, like committing crimes and stuff, but you also have to think about what positives come out of that. At the corner of my street, there’s a huge art explosion. People make huge sculptures and just whatever they feel like doing. It’s a huge hub for creative minds. In other words, if you want to do something creative, you can pretty much pull it off when you get here. The weird thing about Detroit is all these artists that made it out of here, like Eminem, Kid Rock, Alicia Keys—all the techno guys that were massively huge—and there’s no record company here. There’s no VIP club here in Detroit [laughs]. When
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you come home after touring, it’s back to the same shitty bars you left behind. It’s funny; you can see Detroit legends just around every day just by keeping your eyes open in the city.
e: So it was right downtown? MR: Yeah, and these guys made a huge castle out of cardboard, with towers and everything. It was a little more than hipster—like dancing fairies and stuff. It was ridiculous; this big castle of cardboard in the middle of the city. Someone said they were going to burn it at the end of the night, so I had to stay. Y’know, we love burning shit. After it got dark, they had to make a fire to see the band because there were no lights. It ended up getting really huge and out of control. The castle caught on fire and it was huge. We aren’t even allowed to have small ground fires in the city. I was just like, ‘Fuck, we’re going to get arrested for sure.’ So, yeah, Detroit has a bad record with fire.
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sharing the strings: The Infamous Stringdusters move forward in a collaborative effort
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in 2007, The Infamous Stringdusters blew away the audience—and themselves—at the International Bluegrass Music Association annual convention. The fledgling string band not only took home Song of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year, but their debut record, “Fork in the Road,” also tied with J.D. Crowe’s release for Album of the Year. In the bluegrass world, Crowe is a banjo-picking king. “My expectations were so low that night; it was surreal,” Chris Pandolfi, the banjo player for the Stringdusters, describes. “It was a great honor to be awarded alongside such legends. Bluegrass has its challenges as far as marketability, but musically it’s pure virtuosity. Standing on the Ryman stage sharing ‘Album of the Year’ honors with J.D. Crowe will always be one of the greatest highlights of my music career.” The group, rounded out by musicians Travis Book (bass), Andy Falco (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Andy Hall (dobro), saw growing success in the years that followed. In 2010 The Infamous Stringdusters garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental for their track “Magic No. 9.” The act earns recognition for pushing the barriers of bluegrass, as they gain new and young fans to the genre despite the traditional twangy dance of their strings. The skill of each artist in the band shows forth as fingers and bows move feverishly and accurately, attracting music aficionados worldwide. Yet, on their fifth and latest record, “Silver Sky,” The Infamous Stringdusters pursued a different route. For one, the band’s songwriting process transformed into an overall collaborative project, rather than featuring a few songs from each member. “Songwriting can create pressure in a band, because everyone is hoping to get their songs on a record, as more songs means more income,” Pandolfi divulges. “In an attempt to really bolster our democratic spirit, we decided that all music on Stringdusters’ albums would carry a shared writing credit. The creative process is blooming in the wake of this decision, as we pour our musical energy into each others’ tunes without worrying about recognition or money. It’s allowed us to be free, and made everything about working together feel longterm. We want to do this forever, but it takes planning, and care.” In fact, upon sharing the songwriting credits for “Silver Sky,” the band began its quest to make the best and longest lasting compositions possible. Their goal is to continually fuse the connection between band mates.
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“We all trust each other’s musicianship, and we are all willing to try any idea to see how it will sound,” Falco adds. “To me, it does take the pressure off quite a bit when writing at home. If I get stuck on a song— maybe the lyrics aren’t quite good enough, or it needs some tightening up in the melody—it’s nice to know that when I bring it to the band, somebody will have an idea to make it better. We all really love getting together and digging deep into the songs, and I feel like it’s something we are getting better at with time and with practice.” Likewise, the recording process received a revamp, too. “Well, for one thing, we didn’t record the whole album in consecutive days in the same studio like we had done in the past,” Falco continues. “We worked on a few songs at a time, in different studios and different cities. I think it feels better to all of us energy-wise to record music that way, plus it gives you the opportunity to change up the vibe a bit throughout the record.” Pandolfi estimates that “Silver Sky” is the first step toward a new vision for The Infamous Stringdusters. Even a year since the release, the group continues further developing. “We felt we had a disproportionate amount of experience with the live show,” the Berklee College of Music graduate tells. “We wanted to start to feel that flow with recording, to remove some of the pressure that comes with the usual once-a-year visit to the studio. So now we record in small chunks of time, mixed in with our touring. ‘Silver Sky’ was also sonically expansive compared to previous albums, and we are loving that direction. We are a string band, but the limitations are disappearing.” For the release they employed Billy Hume, a producer who’s worked with rap artists like Ludacris and Nas, as well as bands on the opposite end of the spectrum such as Sound Tribe Sector 9. “Billy Hume brought a lot of inspiration and creativity to the table,” Falco shares. “His genius is not genre-specific, and it’s about capturing the life and energy of the band. Creativity comes first with Billy, and that shines through on the record.” 16 encore | april 17-23, 2013| www.encorepub.com
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As The Infamous Stringdusters make their way to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater for an April 19th performance, the band mates harp on their favorite parts of touring. “Every night we put hours into crafting the set list and creating new and different things to make each show unique,” Pandolfi tells. “We also love the road because it takes us to so many amazing places, from snowy winters out west to five-foot surf in Santa Cruz to 40-mile rides down the South Carolina coast. Life on the road is flying by right now.” “Playing shows with your best friends and looking out into the crowd knowing that you could probably be friends with everyone out there—that feels great,” Falco says. “Our fans are amazing. Also, we really take advantage of this lifestyle and of each area we travel. Whether we’re shredding the mountains on our annual ski tour, ripping bikes when it’s warm, or floating a river trip—it’s all part of the tour.” The out-of-doors lifestyle of The Infamous Stringdusters doesn’t end with each tour. Rather, they capitalize on the woodsy space available in their new home of Charlottesville, VA. “Home is all about living the good life, not too unlike life on the road,” Pandolfi continues. “We like to take care of ourselves, enjoy the wilderness, find the creativity in life and translate it into music. We all have projects on the side which keep us busy, but these days we are putting 100 percent of our energy into the ‘Dusters and nothing could feel better or more productive.” Every year since 2010 the group puts on a
three-day camping festival near their homebase called The Festy Experience. The event combines live music, outdoor sports (trail running and mountain biking), and the evergrowing craft beer culture. “When I’m home, I spend most or all of my spare time building and maintaining trails and running the chainsaw on The Festy property,” bassist Travis Book details. “We’re up to a couple miles of singletrack [biking trails], and we’ve opened up a lot of new camping areas in the trees in the last year. The festival grounds is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and there’s a lot of terrain that’s made for ideal singletrack and camping.” Multiple-location recording, shared songwriting, and an intense love for the great outdoors gives each member of The Infamous Stringdusters a full plate. Yet these are also the endeavors which engage the members and allow the band new growth through the years. As 13 months have passed since the release of “Silver Sky,” the quintet continues production in all aspects of its career. “We’re working hard on what will be the next studio album, and we are very excited for everyone to hear what we’re coming up with in the studio with Billy,” Falco divulges. “At the same time, we have a busy tour schedule ahead, playing some of our favorite festivals. We’re also busy getting our line-up finalized for The Festy Experience, which will fall this year on October 10th through 13th.” Tickets to catch The Infamous Stringdusters in Wilmington are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of, available from www.983penguin.com. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show will kick off at 7 p.m. For more information on The Festy Experience, visit www.thefesty.com.
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a preview of tunes all over town this week
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$3 NC Brew Bottles $4 Select Shooters
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$2 PBR Pub Cans
8:30 p.m. 1/2 off Wine Bottles & $4 Magner’s Irish Cider
4 20 oz. Guinness Pints
$6 Margarita Pitchers
$350 23oz. Pilsner Drafts
TRIVIA w/Steve 8:30 p.m. • Prizes! $ 2.50 Yuengling Drafts
LIVE IRISH MUSIC FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
Titan, Kasshif, Iman, more
—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
Bubonik Funk, Nautilus
Kyle Lindley, Susan Savia
—Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881
—Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
—Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040
—Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134
Laura Mae McLean
—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
$2 Bud & Bud Lt. Bottles
—Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
—The Dive, 6 N. Lake Park Blvd.; 458-8282
SATURDAY 2 PBR Longnecks
—Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805
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Jon Carroll —Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134 JAZZ STORYTELLER: Renowned Jazz pianist and composer, Aaron Diehl, is fresh off his release ‘The Bespoke Man’s Narrative,’ and he will play Kenan Auditorium on Sun., April 21st. Courtesy photo
MONDAY $ 2.50 Budweiser Draft $ 4 Wells 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.
Oceanfront Patio 7-10 pm
TUESDAY Sweetwater $3.00 $ 4.50 Absolute lemonade 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.
Friday, April 26
Travis Shallow Saturday, April 27
WEDNESDAY 2.50 Yuengling Draft $ 2.50 Domestic Bottles 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.
Friday, May 3
THURSDAY 3.00 Sweet Josie $ 4.00 Margaritas
Saturday, May 4
FRIDAY 3 Pint of the Day
DRINK SPECIALS 2700 N. Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach, NC 910-256-8696
Harmonic Content, Jules Britt (9pm)
Acoustic Blues Jam
Rockin’ Trivia with Party Gras DJ (9 p.m.)
IRISH BRUNCH 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $ 4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
SATURDAY 5 Sangria & Mimosa’s
SUNDAY 5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s *Drink specials run all day
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Plan B —The Dive, 6 N. Lake Park Blvd.; 458-8282
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
friday, APRIL 19
Open Mic with Sean Thomas Gerard
thursDAY, APRIL 18
EMILY AND FRIENDS
Discotheque Thurs. with DJ’s DST and Matt Evans
—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,7631607
—Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington
Beach Billy Brothers
Open Mic Night (8pm)
—SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach
—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 The Supervillains, Redemption —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Chanticleer —Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 313-2584 Josiah Carr —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 One Paper Crane —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. TD MacDonald (rockin blues, 9pm12am) —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College
—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 Open Mic —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 Jazz night with Marc Siegel 6pm-8pm
Infamous Stringdusters —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater The Hatch Brothers —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 Brent Stimmel —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 Jeanne Jolly —Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport Supply Rd. Ste 1, St. James; 200-7785 Must Be the Holy Ghost —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 Gene Gregory
Karaoke with Mike Norris
—Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881
—Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204
Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm
—Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040
—Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977
Bulls on Parade
DJ Milk and Matt Evans
—Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878
—Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.
Hatch Band (7pm)
Dutch’s Thursday Night Trivia 7-9pm
Loose Jets, The Wyricks, Jimmy Nations Combo
—Holy Grounds Coffee House, 2841 Carolina Beach Rd.; 791-7366
—Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910-228-5952
—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
Brown Widow Art Collective
Trivia with Steve (8:30pm)
Keaton, Ike Ellis, Kia Family, Breakfast Klub, more
—Atlanta Bread Company, 6886 Main St. (Mayfaire), Wilmington, NC. (910) 509-2844
—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,7631607
—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.;
—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 360 Degrees —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219
Market St.; 689-7219
Saturday, APRIL 20 DJ Milk and SBz —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington DJ DST and Matt Evans —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St. Mistikraft —Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910-228-5952 Karaoke w/ Jeremy Norris —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 Kate Lo (9pm-1am) —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 Alex Vans & The Hideaways —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796
—Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 Reel Big Fish, Mike Pinto, Dubtown Cosmonauts —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Loosewheel Bluegrass Jam —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. Bash, Dubtown Cosmonauts —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 —Tamashii, 4039 Masonboro Loop Rd.; 7037253
—Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
DJBE Extreme Open Mic/Karaoke
Josh Solomon (7-10:30pm)
James Haff (piano)
—Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433
—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
Sunday, APRIL 21
—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888
—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
The Apocalypse Dudes, No Labels Fit
Open Electric Jam (amps and drums provided)@4:00pm
—Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448
—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 UNCW Wind Symphony —Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 313-2584 STS9 —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Karaoke with Mike Norris —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204
—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
—Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040
Karaoke w/ DJ Double Down —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224
Satellite Bluegrass Band
Karaoke with DJ Party Gras (9pm)
—Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796
—Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805
Karaoke with Damon
—Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056
—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
wednesday, april 24
—Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 3132584
Cosmic Groove Lizards
Dexter Romweber Duo, The Phantom Playboys —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 Dutch Treet —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 Dogs Avenue —Hurricane Alley’s, 5 Boardwalk Way, Carolina Beach, 707-0766
World Tavern Trivia hosted by Mud
Heart & Soul
—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
Spare Change (8pm-12am)
—Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500
—SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach
Gospel Fest —Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St.; 632-2241
—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
Julia Walker Jewell Jazz
Gov’t Mule, The Revivalists
—Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881
—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Consider the Source
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
Jonleon Duo 4pm-7pm
—Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219
—Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737
—Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400
MONDAY, april 22
The Clams, Upstarts & Rogues, The Casserole
Electric Mondays w/ Pruitt & Screwloopz
—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
The Noseriders (8pm)
—Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341
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Josh Solomon Duo
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Susan Savia (7-9pm)
tuesday, april 23
Benny Hill Jazz Jam
Deadstring Brothers, Ryan Bates
—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
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1/2 Price Select Apps M-TH 4 p.m. -7 p.m. & Sun 9 p.m.-close MONDAY $3 Sweetwater, $10 Domestic Buckets, $4 Captain, Jack, and Evan Williams, Trivia from Hell @ 7:30 TUESDAY $3 Dos XX Amber, $3.50 Mexican Bottles, $4 Cuervo, 1800, Lunazul, Jim Beam, Jack, and Bacardi $1 Tacos (4pm-close) WEDNESDAY $3 Drafts, 1/2 Price Wine, $5 Martinis, $4 Bombs THURSDAY $2 Bud Lt and Yuengling Draft, $4 Jim, Jack, Jager, and Jameson $5 Bombs, $3.50 Micro Bottles, FRIDAY & SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC • NO Cover 4/19 Plan B | 4/20 Shameless Prophets 4/26 THE FUSTICS | 4/27 APPLEJACK SUNDAY $2.75 Bud Lt and Yuengling Drafts, $4 Crown, Jager, Jack, Jameson, Lunazul, Bloody Mary’s, $5 Mimosas Brunch 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
$5 Pizzas Tuesday Live Music in the Bar TUESDAY 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine $ LIVE JAzz INDreams THE BAR 5 Absolut 50 Half$2Price Bottles of Wine Pacifico Bottles
Absolut Dream $5 • Pacifico $250 Wednesday $ WEDNESDAY 4 Margaritas $ $ 50 4 Peach Miller Light PintsMargaritas 1 Coronoa/ $ 50 $ 50 1 Miller Lite Pints 2 Corona Lite Bottles $ 50 $ 2 Corona and Margaritas/Peach Margaritas 4 Corona Light Bottles THURSDAY Thursday $ $ Appletinis 4, RJ’s Painkiller All Red Wine Glasses 1/2 Price5 $ 50 $Red Stripe Bottles 2 5 Skinny Girl Margaritas $ 50 $ 50 2 Fat 2 Tire FatBottles Tire Bottles $ 2 22oz Domestic FRIDAY Draft $ Cosmos 4, 007 $350 Friday $ 4 Cosmopolitan Guinness Cans $3 $ 50 $ 3Island OO7Sunsets • $3 Guinness 5 Saturday SATURDAY $ 4 Baybreeze $4 Baybreeze/Seabreeze $ 4 Seabreeze 22oz. Blue Moon Draft $3 $ 3 22oz Blue Moon Draft$ Select Domestic Bottles $ 2 Select Domestic Bottles2 SUNDAY Sunday $ Bloody$4Marys Domestic Bloody4,Marys $ 50 Pints $150 1 Domestic Pints $ Hurricanes 5 Find us on Twitter @RuckerJohns 5564 Carolina Beach Road, 5564 Carolina Beach Road (910) 452-1212
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Central Park MAY 5
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BLACKBOARD SPECIALS ShowStoppers: 100 S. Front St. DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON 251-1832 Monday $8 Burgers • $2 Domestics $3 Sweetwater 420 Draft NC Tuesday $3 NC Draft Beer (Natty Green, Sweet Josie, Highland Gaelic) $5 Jameson • 75¢ Wings Wednesday $2.50 Miller Lite • $4 Wells ½-price house bottle of wine Thirsty Thursday $2.50 PBR 16oz cans $3.50 Sam Adams Seasonal & Harpoon IPA Pints $5 Redbull Vodka 50¢ Steamed Oysters and Shrimp Friday $2.75 Bud Light $3.25 Stella • $4 Fireballs Saturday $2.75 Coors Light $3.25 Sierra Nevada $5 Baby Guinness Sunday $3 Coronas/Corona Light $10 Domestic Buckets (5) $4 Mimosas $4 Bloody Mary’s Friday and Saturday Live music in the courtyard Rooftop opens at 6 p.m.
Every Wednesday Bottomless Cheese and Chocolate
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2 Select Domestic Bottles, $5 Slice & Pint Combo $ 5.00 LITs
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LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. Cabarrus stREET, raleigh, nc (919) 821-4111 4/19: Marshall Tucker Band, Harvey Dalton Arnold Band 4/20: Ben Rector, Alpha Rev 4/21: Aaron Carter, Chrystian, Alexis Babini 4/24: Gramatik, Cherub, HeRobust THE ORANGE PEEL 101 Biltmore Avenue, ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 225-5851 4/17: Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires 4/19: Big Boi, Killer Mike 4/20: GRiZ, Manic Focus 4/23: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Don Hoser 4/24: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Teebs THE FILLMORE 1000 Seaboard stREET, charlotte, nc (704) 549-5555 4/19: All Time Low, Pierce the Veil, Mayday Parade 4/23: Sevendust, Coal Chamber THE ARTS CENTER 300-G E. Main st., carrboro, nc (919) 969-8574 4/18: The Williamson Brothers Bluegrass Band DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 123 vivian ST., DURHAM, NC (919) 680-2727 4/21: B.B. King, The Robert Cray Band
Play for FREE 7pm & 9:30pm
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Concerts outside of Southeastern NC
206 Old Eastwood Rd. (by Home Depot)
ZIGGY’S 170 W. 9th st., winston-salem, nc (336) 722-5000 4/17: The Dirty Heads, Shiny Toy Guns 4/19: Corey Smith
MOTORCO MUSIC HALL 723 RIGSBEE AVE., durham, NC (919) 901-0875 4/20: Pet-Tich-Eye 4/21: The Detroit Cobras 4/23: Born Ruffians CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053 4/18: Bob Mould Band, Barren Girls 4/19: Billy Bragg, Kim Churchill 4/20: Matt Costa, The Blank Tapes, Vandaveer HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 Hwy. 17 sOUTH, myrtle beach, sc (843) 272-3000 4/12: Sister Hazel, Mark Bryan & The Occasional Milkshake 4/13: Darius Rucker AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 South Tryon STREET, Charlotte, NC (704) 377-6874 4/20: Rehab, Bonz, Brave the Pain 4/21: Spinning Silver, One Last Time, more GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 W. Lee St., greensboro, nc (336) 373-7474 4/20: Third Day NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM 5001 Coliseum dr., n. charleston, sc (843) 529-5000 4/21: Gov’t Mule, The Revivalists 4/23: B.B. King
finally, a worthy remake:
‘Evil Dead’ takes everything fun about cult films and adds its own twists
reel reel this week in film
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every discussion I’ve had about remakes and how much I abhor them, I’d have at least $3.55. Maybe the idea of Hollywood remaking movies wouldn’t seem so perverse if there weren’t so damn many of them—especially in the horror genre where every major icon has had heavy amounts of polish applied to their remake. We got a souped-up version of Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers. They even applied a glossy finish to Leatherface. Making horror films shiny often feels like a wasted effort, because what made the films so excellent in the first place was the fact they were low-budget, dirty passion projects. None of them were as low budget, dirty and passionate as “Evil Dead.” I love the original “Evil Dead”; it’s one of my favorite cinematic experiences of all time, so perfectly put together. A master class in low-budget filmmaking, it’s imaginative, packed with gore, and ridiculously entertaining. Director Sam Raimi (“Oz: The Great and Powerful”) made his first movie by combining his love for horror and his love of slapstick comedy and made something truly awesome. I wasn’t surprised when I heard they were going to remake the “Evil Dead.” Even the most cult horror classics are getting a fresh coat of paint. Once I started seeing remakes of “The Hills Have Eyes” and “Last House on the Left,” it was only a matter of time before “Evil Dead” was brought back to life. Intellectually, I was curious to see the new version. Though there is that small part of fandom burrowing into my ear canal, screaming “blasphemy!” I tried to keep as open a mind as possible and not turn up my nose like a snooty cinema purist, immediately dismissing the idea that all remakes are bad. For the unfamiliar, “Evil Dead” is a campy cult film about five kids who head out to a cabin in the woods. They discover the “Necronomicon” (i.e. the Sumerian book of the dead) and accidentally summon up some nasty demons that want to see them suffer something fierce. While a lot of people would describe it as a “splatter film,” it’s just as funny as it is gross. It’s the kind of
REVISITING 1981: ‘Evil Dead’ the remake is a worthy experience, adding minimal gloss and finding its core fundamentals successfully. Courtesy photo
over-the-top, obsessed-to-entertain horror film that made that era so much fun. The remake does an admirable job trying to capture some of that spirit. Its major failing: It takes itself a little too seriously. Mia (Jane Levy) is a heroin addict trying to kick the habit with the help of three friends and her brother, David (Shiloh Fernandez). They take her to an isolated family cabin in the middle of nowhere in the hopes of having her drop her addictions cold turkey. Things start off fine, but soon enough Mia is suffering from withdrawal and begins to freak out. In a situation that goes from “bad” to “completely f’ed up beyond recognition,” Mia becomes impregnated with an unholy demon and starts to act crazy. Her friends don’t really notice because they assume she’s having a difficult time dealing without heroin in her system. Turns out drugs aren’t the worst thing someone can have running through her veins.
The film follows the familiar path set forth by the original. Someone dies horribly and is soon reanimated as a vicious, foul-mouthed demon who torments the remaining survivors. Not exactly the newest horror set up, but certainly executed well and above expectations. The deaths in this movie are an act of aesthetic brutality that I haven’t seen in Cineplexes in ages. “Evil Dead” is gruesome in a way more movies should be. Faces are cut off, limbs sliced off, and everything is covered in a thick layer of blood and guts. I heard a lot of people in the audience gasping and screaming. I had the same reaction I do at all entertaining splatter fests: laughter. Belly laughs, in fact—loud enough to let everyone in the audience know that I enjoy seeing someone take a chainsaw to the face, at least fictionally. “Evil Dead” may not have changed my hard-line stance on the overabundance of remakes in cinema, but I can’t argue its entertainment factor. This is as good as a remake can be, taking the pieces that worked from the original, adding their own twists and respecting the core fundamentals of what brutal, gory horror films are all about. More please.
Are Fido and Fluffy Photogenic? Hey pet owners, do you think you have the cutest pet in the Port City? Here’s your chance to give some public props to your best friend.
who shows Ginger how to smoke cigarettes, kiss boys and pray. As the Cuban Missile Crisis escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls falls in danger. Ginger clutches to one hope: If she can help save the world from extinction, perhaps she can survive her own personal devastation as well. PG-13, 90 min.
Eco-Friendly Death New Hanover Public Library 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. 5/4, 10:30 a.m. • Free! Funeral Consumer’s Alliance of Coastal Carolina present the film “Dying Green” and speaker Mark Harris author of “Grave Matters,” Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. 10am: Welcome coffee and pastry; 10:30, film, an award winning 2012 student thesis film about one man’s dream to preserve one million acres of land; 11am, Mark Harris, , whose books will be available for sale and signing; noon, annual membership meeting. Free and open to the general public.
CFI Independent Film Fest 5/9-12 • www.cfifn.org Tickets: $7 (indv. screening) to $65 (all access) CFI Film Fest features fantastic films, seminars and special guests at the Wilmington Convention Center. The festival has teamed up with the Port City Pop Con to maximize entertainment value. Films and celebrities can both be found at Wilmington Convention Center Fri. and Sat., and at Browncoat Theater for a number of screenings and events. Invitational features “Heart of the Country,” starring Gerald McRaney (“Major Dad”), w/ other highlights: world premiere of “Cannon Fodder,” “Basilisk,” “How to Make a Superhero,” and more!
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religion and politics, and dreaming of lives bigger than their mothers’ domesticity. The growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow over Ginger (Elle Fanning), who is drawn to poetry and protest, and Rosa (Alice Englert),
Regional showcase, fantastic shorts, and ends with gala celebration at the Wilmington Film Awards. All area movie listings and paragraph synopses can be found at encorepub.com.
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what’s for dinner?
Find it in the premier dining guide for the Port CIty RT ZONE JAMAICA’S COMFO ad 417S. College Ro (910) 399-2867
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their awardwinning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. BluewaterDining.com. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Waterfront dining MUSIC: Music every Sunday in Summer WEBSITE: www.bluewaterdining.com
Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee, 2013 Best of Wilmington “Best Chef” winner, Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, & Seafood Ceviche to name a few. Larger Plates include, Charleston Crab Cakes, Flounder Escovitch & Miso Salmon. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand-crafted seasonal desserts. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910-799-3847. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch - WednesdayFriday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for
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the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus…salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the Summer WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com
HALLIGAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE
“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches(Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When you’re at Halligan’s....you’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 Days a Week MondayWednesday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com
A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at HenrysRestaurant.com for details. 2508 Indepen-
dence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. - Mon. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tues.- Fri.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Daily blackboard specials. MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30 p.m. WEBSITE: www.henrysrestaurant.com.
Holiday Inn Resort
Oceans Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. (910) 256-2231. 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach. BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.-Sat.. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Waterfront dining WEBSITE: www.holidayinn.com
Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome home-cooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington. They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger Platter smothered in gravy! They also offer great choices such as fresh chicken salad, soups, and even a delicious Monte Cristo served on French toast bread. K’s also offers soup, sandwich and salad combos and a great variety of homemade desserts. On Sundays they offer a great brunch menu. A variety of choices will be on the menu such as Eggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Give K’s Cafe a try...you won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 791-6995. Find us on Facebook. SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 7 DAYS A WEEK. Monday - Friday. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Serving several pita options, as well as new lighter selections! WEBSITE: www.ks-cafe.net
THE LITTLE DIPPER
Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The
warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. SERVING DINNER: 5pm Tue-Sun; seasonal hours, Memorial Day-Labor Day open 7 days a week. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: “Date Night” menu every Tues.; Ladies Night every Wed; $27 4-course prix fixe menu on Thurs.; 25% off a’ la cart menu on Fri. from 5-7 p.m. and half price bottles of wine on Sun. MUSIC: Mon., Fri. & Sat. in summer from 5-7 p.m. WEBSITE: www.littledipperfondue.com
north end bistro
We invite you to experience dining in Wrightsville Beach’s—North End Bistro located inside the Shell Island Resort. The breathtaking panoramic ocean views are complemented with menu items that will invigorate your appetite. Whether you are in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, our specialized menus feature the freshest ingredients prepared and presented by our dedicated service staff. Here is a reason to visit everyday—Weekday drink specials are offered both at the inside lounge or the poolside bar. If a refreshing beverage is what you desire, the only question is: Inside or out? So try North End Bistro for fun in the sun and a view second to none. You can observe the true island scene and absorb the true island dining experience. 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Bch, NC 28480. (910) 256-8696 BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Daily. NEIGHBORHOODS: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Waterfront Dining MUSIC: Live music Friday & Saturday 7 – 10 p.m. WEBSITE: www.shellislandresort.com
PINE VALLEY MARKET
Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their takehome frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:
Mon.-Fri.10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals WEBSITE: www.pinevalleymarket.com
Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, Fat-free Turkey (at participating locations), and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 121 N. Front Street open Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. ‘til 4:30 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Wednesday thru Friday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. CLOSED MON. AND TUES. (910) 2561421. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 until 3, Sat. 11
until 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City FEATURING: Dog friendly locations
at Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington. Buy a hot dog, we’ll throw in an extra for your pooch. (Without bun.) WEBSITE: www.trollystophotdogs.com
ASIAN BIG THAI II
From the minute you walk through the door to the wonderful selection of authentic Thai cuisine, Big Thai II offers you a tranquil and charming atmosphere perfect start to a memorable dinner. For the lunchtime crowd, the luncheon specials provide a great opportunity to get away. The menu is filled with carefully prepared dishes such as Pad Thai (Chicken, Beef, Pork or Tofu pan-fried rice noodles with eggs, peanuts, bean sprouts, carrots, and chives in a sweet and savory sauce) and Masaman Curry (The mildest of all curries, this peanut base curry is creamy and delicious with potatoes, cashew nuts and creamy avocado). But you shouldn’t rush into a main entrée right away! You will be missing out on a deliciously appetizing Thai favorite, Nam Sod (Ground Pork blended with fresh chili, green onion, ginger and peanuts). And be sure to save room for a piece of their fabulous Coconut Cake! A trip to Big Thai II is an experience that you’ll never forget. If the fast and friendly service doesn’t keep you coming back, the great food will! 1319 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-6588 Serving Lunch: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. -.2:30 p.m. Serving Dinner: Mon-Thur 5 p.m. -.9:30 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. -.10 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m. -.9:30 p.m. Neighboorhood: Mayfaire Featuring: Authentic Thai Cuisine Website: www.bigthainc.com
Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Lunch Specials
HIRO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7 p.m. enjoy half-priced nigiri and halfpriced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6 p.m., where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. WEBSITE: hirojapanesesteakhouse.com/hibachi
INDOCHINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Ori-
ent without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:
Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. for dinner. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown WEBSITE: www.indochinewilmington.com
Tamashii Sushi and Spoons
The area’s first sustainably-sourced Sushi and Asian Fusion restaurant features sushi and tasting spoons which offer portions of poke, tartare, and ceviche styles from around the world. Our chef uses locally sourced and linecaught offerings of only the highest quality to create a fresh flavor like no other. Come sample his traditional sushi, as well as signature fusion rolls like the Aloha Roll, made with tempura shrimp, toasted coconut, crispy bacon, charred pineapple and macadamia nut brittle. Our contemporary atmosphere also showcases dishes from our full kitchen such as Miso-Mustard Sterling Silver Pork and small plate offerings. Try a Wasabi or Thai Basil martini or a wine, craft beer, or sake from our unique fullbar list. Tuesdays you can get a half-carafe for the price of a glass! We are located at 4039 Masonboro Loop Road, suite 1A at the junction of Navajo Road in Masonboro Commons. Open from 4:30 to 10:00 Monday through Thursday, and until 11:00 on Friday and Saturday. Just drop in or call 910-703-SAKE for a reservation. Every Tuesday, all night, ladies night. $5 Appetizer Specials, $7 Drink Specials, $2 Spoons. SERVING DINNER: Mon.-Th.: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South FEATURING: “Green Fish” sustainable menu plus a $5 bar menu Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. WEBSITE: www.sushiandspoons.com
From the flavorfully mild to the fiery spiced, Thai Spice customers are wooed by the dish that’s made to their specifications. Featuring a tasteful menu of traditional Thai standards to numerous delectable house specials, it’s quickly becoming the local favorite for Thai cuisine. This family-run restaurant is sure to win you over. If you haven’t discovered this gem, come in and be charmed. Whether it be a daytime delight, or an evening indulgence, your visit will make you look forward to your return. Located in Monkey Junction at 5552 Carolina Beach Rd., Ste. G. (910) 791-0044. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue.-Th.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South WEBSITE: www.ThaiSpiceWilmington.com
CAJUN BOURBON ST
At Bourbon St., the food, style and atmosphere are New Orleans-bred but Carolina-refined. It features the unique decoration of a typical New Orleans bar, as it seems to have been extracted from the heart of the French Quarter. The classic French style and the laid-back American culture come together to offer us a unique place where joy can be inhaled at every breath. The authentic Southern decorations in Bourbon St. were carefully selected
at antique houses, garage sales and thrift shops found in the streets of the Big Easy. It enables us to offer you the true experience of being in the heart of the French Quarter: Bourbon St. It’s the best place to enjoy with friends, with the rhythm of live music, the classic taste of typical Cajun food, and the best beers available in our market. 35 N. Front St.; (910) 762-4050. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: Authentic Creole Cajun cuisine, live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday with no cover. Try our famous charbroiled oysters.
INDIAN TANDOORI BITES
Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sun 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine. WEBSITE: www.tandooribites.net.
IRISH THE HARP
Experience the finest traditional Irish family recipes and popular favorites served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. The Harp, 1423 S. 3rd St., proudly uses the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, to bring you and yours the most delicious Irish fare! We have a fully stocked bar featuring favorite Irish beers and whiskies. We are open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. Join us for djBe Open Mic & Karaoke - Irish songs available! - 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and half-price wine bottles all day Tuesdays; Harp University Trivia with Professor Steve Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; djBe karaoke and dancing 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturdays and live music Wednesday and Fridays call ahead for schedule 910-763-1607. Located just beside Greenfield Lake and Park at the south end of downtown Wilmington, The Harp is a lovely Irish pub committed to bringing traditional Irish flavor, tradition and hospitality to the Cape Fear area. SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. NEIGHBORHOOD: Greenfield Lake/Downtown South FEATURING: Homemade soups, desserts and breads, free open wifi, new enlarged patio area, and big screen TVs at the bar featuring major soccer matches worldwide. MUSIC Live music Wednesdays and Fridays call 910-763-1607 for schedule; djBe open mic and karaoke Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m, and djBe karaoke and dancing Saturdays 9 p.m - 1:30 a.m. WEBSITE www.harpwilmington.com
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A TASTE OF ITALY
The authentic Italian cuisine served at Taste of Italy has scored them Best Deli in the Port City for years running now. The Guarino family recipes have been passed down from generation to generation to brothers Tommy and Chris, who serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry diners. They also cater all events, from holiday parties to corporate lunches, including hot meals, cold trays, handmade desserts and an array of platters, from antipasto to cold cuts. In addition, Taste of Italy sells Scalfani products, Sabrett hot dogs and Polly-O cheeses in their market, all the while serving top-notch hot and cold items from their delicatessen. Located at 1101 South College Rd., P. 910-392-7529, F. 910-392-9745 www.ncatasteofitaly.com Open M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Ponatone, Pandora, Torrone and gift baskets of all sizes! WEBSITE: www.ncatasteofitaly.com
is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16 oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. FEATURING: Weekly Specials WEBSITE: www.RomanellisRestaurant.com.
A Wilmington favorite since 1987! At Elizabeth’s you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine, as well as some of your American favorites. Offering delicious pizza, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beer, and wine. Elizabeth’s is known for their fresh ingredients, where even the bread is baked fresh daily. A great place for lunch, dinner, a late night meal, or take out. Elizabeth’s can also cater your event and now has a party room available. Visit us 4304 ½ Market St or call 910-251-1005 for take out. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 10am-Midnight every day NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). WEBSITE: www.epwilmington.com FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons.
Fat Tony’s Italian Pub
Fat Tony’s has the right combination of Italian and American influences to mold it into a unique family-friendly restaurant with a “gastropub” feel. Boasting such menu items as Penne alla Vodka, Beef Lasagna, and mix-andmatch pasta dishes (including a gluten-free penne), Fat Tony’s is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Add in homemade, hand-tossed, New York style pizzas, 8oz Angus burgers, and deliciously plump chicken wings, and you’ve got a game day in heaven. Proudly supporting the craft beer movement, they have an ever-changing selection of small-brewery beers included in their 25-tap lineup – 12 of which are from NC. They have over forty bottled beers, great wines, and an arsenal of expertly mixed cocktails that are sure to wet any whistle. Fat Tony’s has two pet-friendly patios – one looking out onto Front Street and one with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. With friendly, efficient service and a fun, inviting atmosphere, expect to have your expectations exceeded
at Fat Tony’s. It’s all good. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Thurs. 11:00
am - Midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11:00am - 2:00am. Sun. 12:00pm - Midnight NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown WEBSITE: www.fatpub.com FEATURING: Daily lunch specials until 3pm and late night menu from 11pm until closing.
Family-owned and operated by Sicilian cousins Sal and Vito, Pizzetta’s Pizzeria has become Wilmington’s favorite place for homey, authentic Italian fare served with precision and flavor like none other. Made daily from family recipes, folks will enjoy hand-tossed pizzas——gourmet to traditional——specialty heroes and pastas, homemade soups and desserts, and even daily blackboard specials. Something remains tempting for every palate, whether craving one of their many pies or a heaping of eggplant parm, strombolis and calzones, or the famed Casa Mia (penne with sautéed mushrooms, ham, peas in a famous meat sauce with cream). Just save room for their buttery, melt-in-your-mouth garlic knots! Ending the meal with their pastry chef’s carefully crafted cannolis, Tiramisu or gourmet cheesecake, alongside a cup of freshly made espresso or cappuccino, literally makes a perfect end to one unforgett able and desirable meal. Located in Anderson Square at 4107 Oleander Dr., Unit F, Wilmington (910-799-4300) or Pizzetta’s II, Leland, 1144 E. Cutler Crossing, St., Ste 105, in Brunswick Forest. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: ILM location: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m., and Sun., noon. • Leland location: Mon.Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. -11 p.m.; Sun., noon - 9:30 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown Wilmington and coming soon, Brunswick Forest in Leland FEATURING: Homemade pizzas, pastas, soups and desserts, all made from family recipes! WEBSITE: www.pizzettas.net
Enjoy authentic Italian food in a beautiful, warm, casual setting. Whether dining indoors or in our courtyard, Siena is the perfect neighborhood trattoria for the entire family to enjoy. From our delicious brick oven pizza to elegantly prepared meat, seafood, and pasta specials, you will find a level of cuisine that will please the most demanding palate, prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients. SERVING DINNER: at 4 p.m. Daily. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. 3315 Masonboro Loop Road, 910-794-3002 FEATURING: Family style dinners on Sundays WEBSITE: www.sienawilmington.com
SLICE OF LIFE
“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 2562229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, Downtown and Wilmington South. FEATURING: The largest tequila selection in Wilmington WEBSITE: www.grabslice.com
JAMAICAN JAMAICA’S COMFORT ZONE
Tucked in the corner of University Landing, a block from UNCW is the hidden gem of Wilmington’s international cuisine scene - Jamaica’s Comfort Zone. This family owned restaurant provides a relaxing
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blend of Caribbean delights – along with reggae music – served up with irrepressible smiles for miles. From traditional Jamaican breakfast to mouth-watering classic dishes such as curry goat, oxtail, jerk and curry chicken, to our specialty 4-course meals ($12.00). Cook Dana Keels, from Clarendon prepares flavors to please every palate. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: Tuesday - Saturday 11:45am - 9:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm - 8:00pm Sunday. Monday - Closed NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown – University Landing 417 S. College Road, Wilmington FEATURING: Weekly Specials updated daily on Facebook WEBSITE: www.jamaicascomfortzone.net
LATIN AMERICAN SAN JUAN CAFE
Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and from 5-10 p.m. Closed Sunday. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Nightly specials WEBSITE: www.sanjuancafenc.com
MEXICAN LOS PRIMOS
Considered Wilmington’s first Authentic Mexican restaurant, Los Primos is quickly gaining a large following among the community. It’s entirely home cooked menu features local favorites such as tacos dorados de pollo, coctel de camarones, pozole and a selection of the best tacos a la parrilla north of Mexico. This restaurant is an absolute must for anyone who wants to taste the true favors of Mexico. Located at 3530 Carolina Beach Rd., between the two intersections of Independence Blvd. and Shipyard Blvd. (910) 859-8145. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon.-Thurs.: 10:30am-8pm; Fri.-Sat.: 10:30am-9pm; Sun.: 10:30am-6pm NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South FEATURING: Chiles Rellenos, Tamales, Pollo Enchilado, Mole con Pollo, Azado de Res WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/Restaurantprimos
ORGANIC LOVEY’S MARKET
Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for Organic and Natural groceries and supplements, or a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, Hamburger or a Chicken Caesar Wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for take-out. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to ensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic Grass-Fed and Free-Range meats and poultry. Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free products are in stock regularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. Lovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 am to 6 p.m.. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll
Love it at Lovey’s!”
SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. WEBSITE: www.loveysmarket.com.
TIDAL CREEK CO-OP KITCHEN
Come dine-in or take-out from the newly renovated Coop Kitchen at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. You can fill your plate or box with hot bar and salad bar items that are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. Made-toorder sandwiches, like the Tempeh Reuben, are served hot off the Panini grill. The Co-op Café offers organic smoothies and fresh juices; local wheatgrass shots; fair trade organic coffee, lattes, and chai tea; and our newest addition of Lenny Boy kombucha tea on tap. Don’t forget our baked-from-scratch baked goods! The Co-op Kitchen provides menu items that appeal to everyone, regardless of dietary demands. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. WEEKEND BRUNCH: Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SALAD BAR: Mon. - Sun, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. SANDWICHES: Mon. - Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. BAKERY & CAFE: Mon. - Sun, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: indoor/outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi WEBSITE: www.tidalcreek.coop
SEAFOOD DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR
Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “BohemianChic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. WEBSITE: www.dockstreetoysterbar.net
The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is ecofriendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.brunch. WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com
Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality attributes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-392-6313; hieronymusseafood.com SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Fireside oyster bar.
Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Family-style to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. WEBSITE: www.OceanicRestaurant.com
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster BaR
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is thrilled to now serve customers in its new location at 109 Market Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington (910-833-8622). It’s the place you want to be to catch your favorite sports team on 7 TV’s carrying all major sports packages. A variety of fresh seafood is available daily including oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Shuckin’ Shack has expanded its menu now offering fish tacos, crab cake sliders, fried oyster po-boys, fresh salads, and more. Come in a check out Shack’s daily lunch, dinner, and drink specials. It’s a Good Shuckin’ Time! The original Shack is located in Carolina Beach at 6A N. Lake Park Blvd.; (910) 458-7380. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Sat 11am-2am; Sun noon-2am NEIGHBORHOODS: Carolina Beach and Downtown FEATURING: Daily lunch specials, join the mailing list online WEBSITE: www.pleasureislandoysterbar.com
SMALL PLATES The Fortunate Glass
The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar is the perfect place to explore the beauty of wine while tasting a variety of tapas in an intimate environment. The wine menu focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle, including some of the best boutique and cult wines, to everyday values that work with any budget. There are over 30 beers available featuring some of the best craft selections. The serene ambiance of The Fortunate Glass, created by the beautiful wall murals, the elegant copper and glass tile bar, castle-rocked walls and intimate booths enhances the experience of any selection you choose. The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar also presents a small menu of creative tapas, global cheeses, cured meats and decadent desserts to accompany and compliment any wine selection. SERVING EVENINGS: Tues.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 2 p.m.-2.a.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.-12 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: Free Wine Tasting: Tues. 6-8pm. Bubble and wine specials: Wed. & Thurs. Monthly food & wine pairing events. WEBSITE www.fortunateglasswinebar.com
SOUTHERN CASEY’S BUFFET
In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/Soul Food and Buffet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” co-owner Gena Casey says. Gena
and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits and homemade banana puddin’ are among a few of many other delectable items. 5559 Oleander Drive. (910) 798-2913. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesdays. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Pig’s feet and chitterlings.
SPORTS BAR CAROLINA ALE HOUSE
Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNC W, this lively sportsthemed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road. (910) 791.9393. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projec-
tor TVs in Wilmington. WEBSITE: www.CarolinaAleHouse.com
FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE
Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in
this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. Monday through Friday MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm WEBSITE: www.foxandhound.com
This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style Reuben, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, pool, and did we mention sports? Free downtown lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. (910) 763-4133. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: 1/2 priced select appetizers Monday -
Thursday 4-7 p.m. WEBSITE: www.hellskitchenbar.com
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continue across the state and perhaps of the most affordable will come in the form of Epic Day on Saturday, April 20th, at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Hosted by Pipeline Events, in conjunction with R.A. Jeffrey’s, the day will consist of music, art and a comprehensive beer tasting. “We wanted people to come to this beautiful setting, hear great music, and, for the first time inside the Amphitheater, be able to sample 24 different, high-gravity microbrews from 12 great brewers, without spending extra money,” Chris Lee, owner of Pipeline, says. “It gets a little old spending $30 on a ticket then an extra $20 or $30 on $5 light beer.” For a mere $40 folks will be able to listen to and see three live bands—Dubtown Cosmonauts, Mike Pinto and Reel Big Fish—and taste a slew of craft brews. Seven North Carolina breweries will be featured, including Carolina Brewery, Natty Greene’s, Triangle Brewing Company, Lonerider, Huske Hardware House, Cape Fear Kind beers and Aviator Brewing. There will be regional and national breweries featured as well, including SweetWater out of Atlanta known for their 420 and Goose Island Beer from Chicago, Kona Brewing out of Hawaii, Shock Top Brewing, and Copa Divino wine will have whites and reds available for tasting. “Whether you are interested in lighter beers or transitioning into darker, more complex beers, the different styles will be on hand,” Mike Stone, craft and specialty beer manager of R.A. Jeffreys, says. “Golden ales, hefeweizens, pale ales, IPAs, brown ales, stouts and even a tripel will be available to taste. Featured on ‘The Shark Tank,’ Copa Divino will showcase its new innovative packaging.” Considering microbrews don’t run cheaply, the all-encompassing price makes for quite a steal, as folks are handed a cup upon entry to meander between brewers set up around the venue. According to Lee, the organization will provide easy access from vendors to the stage. “It’s not a normal beer festival where you are herded like cattle from one booth to the next,” he promises. Not new to event planning, Pipeline has hosted nearly 150 shows in Wilmington in their two-and-a-half year existence. Each year thus far they’ve had a 50 percent increase in events from the last, held with 50 volunteers and three part-timers on staff. To give Epic Day the perennial festival vibe, free-spirited in attitude and focused on outdoor enjoyment with sips and
by Shea Carver . , 3 p.m. - 8 p.m Epic Day • 4/20 ike Cosmonauts, M Feat. Dubtown 24 d Big Fish, an Pinto and Reel ings! microbrew tast Amphitheater Greenfield Lake .com 0 • epicdayatgla Tickets $40-$5 sounds, Lee and company have chosen artists that radiate high-energy showmanship. Reel Big Fish is known for their music’s intense danceability. “Their horn section is my favorite part about their sound,” Lee notes. “It just adds that extra layer of depth—ska never gets old, [with] its slight undertones of reggae.” It will be enhanced by the surf/punk of Mike Pinto from California, who also peppers in reggae. “He’s a great storyteller, very real,” Lee says. The jamband aspect will come thanks to Wilmington’s own Dubtown Cosmonauts. From the Grateful Dead to Phish, The Allman Brothers Band to STS9, “they have been making waves locally with their tight, timely jams,” Lee notes. The group plays at least six or more shows a week up and down the southeast region. Between sets, Kimberly McSmith, the Night Nurse of Reggae Redemption, featured Sundays on Modern Rock 98.7, will introduce the bands. Also from 98.7, Vaughn will be broadcasting live and emceeing, as well as introducing Reel Big Fish. Vendors will run the gamut at Greenfield, as Thrive Studios will be onsite doing live art and selling their works. Shellie Jobe Venters will hold a Thread Heads Trunk Show, selling Synergy organic cotton clothing. Food and non-alcoholic beverages and other snacks will be sold through Greenfield Lake Am-
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phitheater concessions, run by the City of Wilmington. “This is more focused on a full package for the micro brew and music lovers,” Lee distinguishes. “Greenfield Lake is such an incredible setting for music. Now, add 24 brews and the ability to walk around and appreciate its beauty and size. . . . We want to show everyone that they have a gem of a venue in their backyard that is being managed and run professionally, and you don’t have to travel to Raleigh, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach or elsewhere to see quality shows and events. We’re keeping local money local and saving money in unnecessary expenses at the same time.” Tickets to the event are halfway sold out as of press. They can be purchased early for $40 at www.epicdayatgla.com or at Althea’s
Attic on Eastwood Road, Gravity Records on Castle Street or Momentum Surf and Skate on Front, or for $50 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 and allow for early tasting of select brews at 3 p.m.; general admission is at 4 p.m. The tastings last until 7 p.m. with the concerts ending at 8 p.m.
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charitable moves: Delta Tau raises money for women and children’s hospital
popular in the ‘20s and ‘30s, giving those who could stand the test of time and stay on their feet the longest a chance to win fame and money. The Delta Tau chapter of business fraternity Pi Sigma Epsilon is proud to announce their modern-day version of the dance marathon, taking the same idea and turning it into a fun way to raise money for charity. Essentially, the event boasts a 10-hour dance marathon where participants have the chance to raise money while having a great time. Starting on Saturday, April 20th, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Delta Tau will bring together a day full of music, food, fun and games. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Wilmington. “We’ve decided to donate to our local children’s hospital so that the Wilmington area would feel more involved,” Michelle Montpetit, coordinator of the event and this year’s Delta Tau president, says. “We will be more connected with the hospital so we can visit and figure out exactly where the money should go.” Held at the Warwick Center on the UNCW campus, Montpetit says the event is meant to bring together both UNCW students and the Wilmington community to actively support the children’s hospital. There will be plenty of music, entertainment, contests and activities throughout the day for dancers to enjoy. Montpetit admits that even those who don’t like to boogie can join in on the cause. “Dancers don’t have to even dance; they just have to remain standing for the duration of the time they attend the event,” she says.
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Participants must raise at least $50 to dance, but Delta Tau has provided many ways to raise funds through friends, family, neighbors, companies, or teachers. Yet, the chapter also urges those interested to create their own fund-raising page at www. crowdrise.com/uncwdancemarathon. Folks will then be able to share on social media pages, as well as email it to friends and family. “One of our dancers has raised over $593 on his online page in less than 48 hours!” Montpetit claims. There will be prizes for those who raise more than the required $50. For example, $70 or more will get dancers a free T-shirt. A full list of prizes is available on the website. As of press, the event had raised over $3,600. This is Delta Tau’s first year holding the dance marathon, but they’ve lined up plenty of entertainment. DJ Sparxx is going to be deejaying the event, making sure everyone stays moving on their feet with energizing music. There will also be plenty of performances by folks at the Latino Dance Club, Breakdancing Boys and Physical Grafeeti. Games such as four square, hula-hoops, and foosball will be available, too. “Our goal is to keep everyone excited and standing up for 10 hours,” Montpetit says. Those who can’t attend the full event are still encouraged to come out and play. Participants can choose a 5-hour shift while still earning money for charity. Part-time dancers are only required to raise $30 through donations and sponsors, and still will receive free food and refreshments. Dancers can also start a fundraising team, well-suited for big groups and student organizations. Teams will receive a free VIP pass to the event for every $50 they raise. Competing against other teams, the group that
raises the most money will receive a free pizza party, tT-shirts, and $100 donated to the charity of their choosing. Those wishing to create a team should email Michelle Montpetit at email@example.com The Delta Tau chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon has been putting together community-service events for years. In 2012, they raised $3,000 dollars for charities across Wilmington, including a Zip-A-Thon for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Wing Fling for Step Up For Soldiers and The Federal Point Help Center. “This year we decided to step up our game,” Montpetit explains. “We want to raise over $5,000 this year. We’ve also been coordinating many food drives, book drives, and beach sweeps throughout the year.” The marathon funds will go toward Pediatric Pharmacy Fund (raising money for clinic patients without financial resources), Pediatric Toy Closet (providing comfort through toys for our smallest patients during their time in the hospital), and the Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic (serving children in need of highly specialized outpatient care). Those interested in sponsoring the event can contribute to a great cause while promoting their business or organization. “It’s a simple way to gain philanthropic publicity in the Wilmington community and by establishing yourself as an official sponsor of the event,” Montpetit says. “Also, we encourage anyone who can’t make it to please still support the hospital and donate through our website.” Folks who are interested can visit the dance marathon’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uncwdancemarathon and their official website www. uncwdancemarathon.org . There will be a health hut with trained nurses in the vicinity to address any health concerns
UNCW SPORTS Saturday April 20
Softball vs Towson (DH) Noon Sunday April 21
Softball vs Towson Noon Tuesday April 23
Softball vs Campbell 5 p.m. 2013 Seahawk Club Golf Challenge presented by Blitz Research Monday, June 10, 2013 River Landing Format: Captain’s Choice Registration: 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Lunch: 12:30-3:00 p.m.
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CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH
617 Surrey St • 910-762-5606 www.capefearriverwatch.org At Eco-Camp, kids will learn how they are connected to the environment and how they can become excellent environmental stewards. They will explore local watersheds and make real-world connections through unique, memorable and fun field trips! At WaterKeeper Camp, teens will study the river and watershed to learn about water quality and usage. They will gain experience in modern scientific methods including field work
15th through 19th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the lower level of Tileston Gym, corner of 5th and Ann streets. It costs $195 plus a $5 insurance fee to USA Fencing. All equipment is supplied by the CFFA. Beginning fencing includes footwork, bladework, rules, history, refereeing, and ends in a camp tournament The camp will provide snacks, gatorade, and water; campers will need to provide their own lunch. Ages 8-18.
attractions and a ton of entertianment to keep the kiddies active during their downtime from school. Yet, somehow, our parently duties still get challenged in keeping our kids not only engaged but educated during summer break. With a slew of camps offered all across town, from magic to soccer, environmental to karate, acting to skating, the kids are sure to be taken care of and happily bustling from June through August. To ensure your kids get a spot in the camps, it’s best to make the reservation ASAP!
June 17-21, 24-28, Aug 5-9
WaterKeeper Camp Ages 13-16
July 15-19, 22-26
Kaigan Karate KARATE KID: Camps abound this summer including one at Kaigan Karate where kids enjoy physical daily outings. Stock photo
and data analysis, and find solutions to minimize negative impacts on water quality.
Cape Fear Fencing Assocation
412 Ann St. (downstairs) (910) 799-8642 http://www.capefearfencing.com/ The Beginning Fencing Camp will meet July
6737 Amsterdam Way 910-350-0222 www.kaigankarate.com Kaigan Karate summer camp is a very structured, disciplined and energetic alternative to traditional “day care” facilities. Our summer camp consists of physically active daily outings such as: swimming, volleyball, skating, etc. On a daily basis we have structured karate, organized games and/or related activities. The “Kid Favorite,” of course, is dodgeball. Our hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more info please call 350-0222 or visit our website, kaigankarate.com
Explore New Hanover County watersheds through fun, hands-on activities and field trips.
scholarships available Register Online www.CapeFearRiverWatch.org
2013 Seahawk Soccer Camps at unc wilmington
Girl’s Camps Lil Hawks Camp (5-8 Years), $140 Junior Day Camp (5-12 Years) June 17-June 21, 9am-4pm, $260 Half-day option, $140 Senior Elite Camp (10-18 Years) July 6-July 10, (Residential), $540 Visit website for more information Contact Paul Cairney (910) 962-3932 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy’s Camps Lil Hawks Camp (5-8 Years), $140 Day Camp (5-12 Years) June 24-June 28, 9am-4pm, $260 Half-day option $140 Elite Academy (10-18 Years), $450/$320 July 18-21 (Overnight/Commuter) Visit website for more information Contact Aidan Heaney (910) 352-4925 email@example.com
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meets every day. Creative on-campus activities and numerous field trips (Jungle Rapids weekly) keep children actively engaged all summer. Spice up the summer by attending several of the weekly ½ day Enrichment or Sports Camps. Technology to Baking and Basketball to Cardio. Check out our full listing at www.wilmingtonchristian.com.
NO SLEEVES MAGIC CAMP
Physically active alternative to “Traditional Day Care”
Structure Discipline Highly Motivated Energetic Our staff keeps your child busy all day with our daily outings, structured karate classes, organized games and related activities.
Summer Hours: 7:30am - 6:00pm
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SKATE THROUGH SUMMER: Jellybeans offers skating camps for children ages 5 and up throughout the summer. Courtesy photo.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Rd., Kure Beach (910) 458-8257 www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher Summer camp registration is open! Fill their summer with outdoor adventures, eco-education, creativity, games and new friends. Trained marine educators engage campers Mon.Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 17-August 9. Aquanauts, ages 5-6: animal interaction, play, storytelling, crafts and hands-on outdoor activities. Marine Detectives, ages 7-9: use their investigative skills in animal programs, outdoor excursions and interactive games to better understand new concepts. Ocean Explorers, ages 10-12: fun outdoors experiences and go behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium. Coastal Crusaders, ages 13-14: venture further in exploration of our coastal environment and assist with animal care. Rates and details online.
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
1401 N College Rd. • (910) 791-4248 www.wilmingtonchristian.com Wilmington Christian Academy Summer Camps offer a wide variety of options for a summer full of fun in a safe, structured and well-managed environment. The Summer Day Camp program is a recreational camp that
(910) 200-5300 www.nosleevesmagic.com WARNING: Your child might experience one of their best summer memories here! Campers will take an adventure into the world of magic, comedy and illusion by learning tricks, enjoying outdoor super-soaker activities, learning from magicians the secrets to illusions, practising improvisation and enjoying games. Our fun environment helps in building character, self-esteem, social and problemsolving skills. Many elements of magic in-A corporate science and math, too. Sign upS i before spaces disappear!
SEAHAWK SOCCER CAMPS
UNCW, 601 S. College Rd. www.seahawksoccercamps.com Seahawk Soccer Camps are offered for the aspiring young soccer player to test his and her skills while developing new ones. With dedicated, experienced coaches and small camper-to-staff ratio, your child is guaranteed the attention needed to improve their game. Children will receive individual training, and play competitive games in a fun, challenging yet safe environment. Both girls’ and boys’ camps are designed to improve each player’s technique and skill set, with a curriculum will be tapered to each ability level and age group.
5216 Oleander Dr. 910-791-6000 • http://skatejellybeans.net Family Skate Center offers a unique summer camp experience for children ages five and up. Your children will experience skating, games, music and more in a safe and kid friendly environment. Our summer camp runs all summer long and you only pay for the day your child attends! We offer optional daily field trips including horseback riding, water park,
Luv2Act Play In A Week!
Includes dance, singing, drama & circus skills!
Ages 7-13 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Includes: Tricks, Shirts, Field Trips, Magicians and more!
WILMINGTON & LELAND www.NoSleevesMagic.com
★ At TheatreNow (19 S. 10 St.) $125 July - Mon 22nd - Fri 26th - 9:30-12:30 Show on Sunday 28th July - Mon 29th - Fri. Aug 2nd - 9:30 - 12:30 Show on Sunday Aug. 4th ★ At Kure Beach Community Center $100 Mon. Aug 5th - Fri Aug 9th- 9:30-12:30 Show at Kure Beach Amphitheater www.luv2act.com • (910) 616-9180
Lessons, Parties & Camps
ABRACADABRA! Kids jump for joy during No Sleeves Magic Camp held every summer—this year in Wilmington and Leland! Courtesy photo.
and more! Our experienced staff and daily schedule is sure to provide a summer full of exercise, friends, and fun!Luv2Act (910) 616-9180 • www.luv2act.com Our summer camps give every child their moment to shine! Create a whole play in one week including dance, singing, drama and circus skills. Three options: July 22-26 from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at TheatreNow (19 S. 10th St.) for $125, culminating in a show on July 28; July 29-Aug. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at TheatreNow with show on Aug. 4 for $125; Aug. 5-9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kure Beach Community Center with show on Aug. 9 at KB Amphitheater for $100. Final camp is a collaboration between Luv2Act and Turning the Wheel: creation of a show involving movement, spoken word and music! Aug. 12-16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. with performance Aug. 18, ages 12 and up; $125.
Riding, Horseplay and Happiness 3507 N. Kerr Avenue
5216 Oleander Drive • 910-791-6000 • www.skatejellybeans.net
June 3 to August 9 M-F 7 am to 6 pm
Summer is Fun at Wilmington Christian!
Fun and Unique Weekly 1/2 Day Enrichment Camps • Camps for Team and Individual Sports! t 1401 North College Road near MLK Family Check ou s Friendly p m 910-791-4248 ca r ou Rates & prices! www.wlmingtonchristian.com
Beginning Fencing Camp
Fencing Association Est. 1997
July 15-19 9 am – 5 pm Ages 8-18 $195 (+ $5 insurance fee) For more info on camp/classes:
capefearfencing.com or (910) 799-8642
SUMMER CAMP Pay by the day!
$25.00/day $40.00/day two children one child (Registration fee is $40) Price includes 3 drinks and 2 snacks
Field Trip Calendar is available on our Website Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Optional daily field trips!
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Lilly Pullitzer, and Michael Kors. Our assortment of clothing, from evening wear to casual wear, features a blend of new and slightly used items, also including shoes, handbags, and accessories that are chic, contemporary, and stylish! Our prices are more than 50% less than the original prices. We also carry a unique variety of brand new gifts for all ages and tastes, including new jewelry (some items are handmade by local artists), scarves, socks, frames, wine glasses, and many monogramed items. We provide you with personal attention and quality merchandise at an excellent value in friendly, comfortable surroundings! Come by and see why you will want to come back weekly!
island passage ELIXIR
! n w o t n i Best ISLAND CHIC: Specializing in upscale women’s consignment. Located at 1009 N. Lake Park Blvd., suite A-2. Courtesy photo
4 Market St. (910) 762-0484 Mon.-Thurs.: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun.: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. www.islandpassage.com Island Passage Elixir carries fun and stylish brands from top designers! Elixir is one of five of our beloved boutiques in the Wilmington area. Our sister stores include Return Passage, Island Passage in Lumina Station, Canopy Outfitters and Maritime Passage.
WILMINGTON NORTH bloke
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762-4354 FREE PARKING www.paddyshollow.com
1009 N. Lake Park Blvd. Suite A2 910-458-4224 Mon.-Wed.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Free wine night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekly) Fri.-Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. www.islandchiccb.com We are a designer-style consignment boutique, and we strive to carry the best designer brand names and the latest styles at the best prices. We carry brands from Anne Taylor, Banana Republic and BCBG, to J Crew,
120. S. Second St. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.wilmington-art.org Punctuating its modern and casual men’s clothing with a rustic interior, Bloke is transforming the way Wilmington’s men dress. Upon opening in 2010, they quickly became Wilmington’s premier men’s shop. The welcoming atmosphere and affordable style ensure that Bloke’s customers stay casually well dressed. With brands such as French Connection, Big Star, Civil Society, Jedidiah, and WeSC they offer a wide variety of unique options, including locally made products, to help update any guys’ style.
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Honoring women across the Cape Fear since 1985!
Center for the Performing Arts
2013 Women of Achievement Awards and Fundraiser
Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till
May 9th, 2013, 5 p.m. Wilmington Convention Center Tickets: $60/person or $600/table of 10 Ticket deadline: May 1st www.wilmingtonwoa.com
Friday April 19th at 8pm
Nominees include 66 women and young leaders. Awards recognize and celebrate their accomplishments and provide scholarships to young ladies in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties. All proceeds benefit YWCA’s programs, which support women and their families in southeastern North Carolina.
This riveting play starring renowned actor Mike Wiley chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confessions of the Emmett Till lynching.
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW! Thalian Hall Box Office (910) 632.2285 or visit www.thalianhall.org
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honoring achievements: YWCA celebrates many worthy women of Wilmington by Chelsea Pyne ards Achievement Aw of en om W CA YW . May 9th, 5 p.m ention Center nv Co on Wilmingt 515 Nutt Street 00/table of 10 $60/indv. or $6 woa.com www.wilmington
$21,000 after expenses. The proceeds go back to YWCA programming. Mangus adds, “We are then able to help provide money for people to get education, to buy a laptop and attend college.” Susan Fennell, executive director of YWCA, encourages, “You will be inspired if you decide to be in the room with these amazing women, and you will discover why they fight, push, influence, encourage, and impact so many others with their courage and unwavering strength. Congratulations to all the 2013 Women of Achievement nominees and thank you for making our community such a wonderful place to live, work, and play!” The event will feature a social between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. for the women to meet each other, and the businesses that are supporting and sponsoring the event. Dinner is catered by the Wilmington Convention Center and will be served before the program. This year’s recipients will be announced and honored during the program. Mangus encourages everyone to attend, “It is usually friends of the nominees who come, but really everyone should. It is an in-
sometimes means focusing less on one’s self and more on others. Those who accomplish such often times know their selflessness is worth the effort. But no good deed goes unnoticed. For 27 years, Wilmington’s YWCA Women of Achievement Awards has been honoring women across New Hanover, Pender, Columbus and Brunswick counties. They receive nominations at the beginning of every year for females who have made and continue to make a positive impact within their communities. The YWCA strives to eliminate racism and empower women throughout the world. As the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization, they have helped over 25 million members (plus their families) across 122 countries. YWCA provides many services to women and girls as needed, whether it is for safe living, childcare, health, job training, encouraging and teaching strong leadership skills, or advocating on their behalf all the way up to Congress. Empowering women helps reinforce equality, which is what the organization strives for. The two go hand in hand and when YWCA gives to women, they leave with a renewed spirit, stronger lives and new skills. The result is women who can ably give back and find a better life for themselves to pass onto their children. This year’s Women of Achievement Awards has 12 youth leader and 54 adult nominees. Women of Achievement Chair Amy Mangus says, “The women who are nominated are leaders in our community and are not afraid to get their hands dirty.” For example YWCA looks for women like Elizabeth Redenbaugh, who won the Public Service award last year. “She was very instrumental with the school districting, making sure the school board focused on diversity, not allowing schools to be solely black or solely white,” Mangus explains. The first step in honoring these women is with a nomination process. Then the selection committee (made of past recipients) chooses a winner based on each category: Environment, Education, Art, Public Service,
credibly inspiring event that will get people stirring to get involved in our community.” “Elizabeth Redenbaugh’s win still stands out from last year,” Shea Carver, encore editor and recipient of the 2012 award in the communications category, says. “I have thought about her story, her natural instincts and her courage to speak out against school redistricting so much over the course of the year. It still puts a lump in my throat to think of her passion to ensure her children— our children—go to fully integrated public schools. It’s hard to believe we still have to face this issue, but it really is an inspiration to see women like Redenbaugh refuse to sit back and watch regression thwart progression. She sent me home with the impetus to better myself in everything I do 110 percent more—as did all of the 2012 class. There is no way a nominee, winner or attendant can leave the WOA ceremony without promising themselves a harder-working, more compassionate and virtuous tomorrow.” Tickets are available for purchase at www. wilmingtonwoa.com for $60 per person or $600 for a table of 10.
2012 WINNER: Elizabeth Redenbaugh accepts the award for Public Service Award from the 2012 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards. Courtesy photo.
Volunteer, Business/Entrepreneur, Communications, Health and Wellness, Rachael Freeman Unsung Hero, Lifetime Achievement and Young Leader. The Young Leader award honors three high-school seniors with a $1000 college scholarship. Every category winner is announced at the award’s ceremony. Mangus tells, “Many of the winners are women who constantly go above and beyond their normal call of duty. They are changing lives for women and children; though the YWCA is not just about childcare. We work to promote racial justice programs and so much more.” Wilmington is home to one of only 14 YWCAs in the United States to be honored by the YWCA USA Hallmark Initiative Committee, as a model program for their racial justice program. This program includes “What’s Wrong with Different?”—a hands-on activity that is being taught to elementary school students to respect and appreciate differences among people rather than to view someone as inferior. Last year’s Achievement of Awards brought out about 500 attendees and raised almost encore | april 17-23, 2013 | www.encorepub.com 39
events RIMS ON THE RIVER See pages 14-15 and insert in paper. UNCW ACCESSIBLE RECREATION DAY 4/19: 11th annual Accessible Recreation Day, sponsored by the School of Health and Human Sciences, is scheduled 10am-2:30pm, at the Student Recreation Center. Free, but groups of five or more are encouraged to pre-register with Dr. Candy Ashton at 910-962-7794. CFCC BOAT SHOW 14th annual Cape Fear Community College Boat Show, 4/20. Presented by the CFCC Boat Building programs, the show serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building. Held on the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown ILM, CFCC’s boat show attracts thousands of visitors every year. Feature over a wide variety of wooden boats, including kayaks, skiffs, and boats from the Simmons Sea Skiff Club. Fiberglass boats from professional boat dealers and boat building material suppliers from around the region will participate as well.Students in CFCC’s two boat building programs will exhibit their own work in wooden and fiberglass boat building. CFCC’s boat building shops will be open for self-guided tours. Kids can even build their own boat. A special tent will be set up for children to put together their own toy sailboat with kits donated fromHome Depot. The event starts at 9:30am4:30pm. Admission free; donations accepted to benefit student scholarships.
STEM EXPO 4/19: STEM Expo as Part of N.C. Science Festival at The Watson College of Education at UNCW
4/20: CFCC BOAT SHOW This Saturday, Cape Fear Community College will host their annual boat show on the banks of the Cape Fear River. The show celebrates the craft of boat building and includes a variety of wooden vessers, like kayaks and skiffs, and even fiberglass boats from professional dealers and suppliers of materials worldwide. Students from the boat building program will showcases their own works and the boat building shops will be open from self-guided tours. Bring the kids, too! They’ll be able to build their own toy vessel! Free, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. is hosting a STEM Expo, 5-8pm, in the Education Building, as part of the N.C. Science Festival. Free and open to the public. Exhibits will include a portable planetarium, remotely operated vehicles, robotics, face aging software and pollution prevention. THIRD ANNUAL FLYTRAP FROLIC Third Annual Flytrap Frolic Sat., 4/20, 9-noon, Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden behind Alderman Elementary School. Free, family environmental education event with a focus on carnivorous plants and conservation. Special activities include walking tours of the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous
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Plant Garden behind Alderman Elementary School; “flytrap” kids’ craft; live snakes from Halyburton Park; geo-caching plant scavenger hunt; presentations by retired biologist Richard Leblond and Dr. Phil Garwood (“Dr. Rocks”), geology instructor at Cape Fear Community College. 910 7904524 ext. 200 EARTH DAY 2013 Earth day alliance returns to its roots and embraces parade! The Nature Brigade Parade will be lead by Mr. Mark’s Music (Futureshine Entertainment) Sat., 4/20, 1:30-2:15pm at Hugh McCrae Park in support of the Earth Day Alliance festivities. Mask/puppet making and recycled instruments workshops to prepare for the parade including one at the Children’s Museum of ILM, 4/13, 11am; another on 4/14, 2pm at Tidal Creey Co-op, and preceding the parade at the Kids Eco Zone, 11am-1pm, during Earth Day celebration. We will start the parade at the kids tent , 1:30pm, and walk a short path around the perimeter of the festivities and end up with a drum session in front of the main stage and then a eco jam with the Rapping Red Oak and the Nature Brigade (including members of Cosmic Groove Lizards & Broccoli Brothers). Calling all drummers and people who want to dress up as your favorite flora or fauna creature. www. Futureshine.com
EARTH DAY 2013 KAYAK KLEAN-UP Sun., 4/21, 12:30-4pm, Moores Creek National Battlefield, 40 Patriots Hall Dr. Currie (Pender County), NC. Hosting a Kayak (and Canoe) KleanUp of Moores Creek. Welcome individuals, groups, families, and students out to this unique experience. We will provide gloves, bags, water, and guidance on what to look for. All you need to bring is your canoe or kayak and your community spirit. Begins in the park at Patriots Hall with a brief safety message as well as a word from the chair of the Moores Creek Conservation Alliance, Nancy Keith. Afterward, 3pm picnic shelter for hot dogs, chips, and cold water, and prizes for most trash collected and unique piece of trash collected. Matthew Woods: firstname.lastname@example.org. JOB FAIR 4/23, noon-3pm. Miller Motte College will hold it’s annual “Job Fair” April 23rd. All employers looking to hire, needing an intern or volunteers are encouraged to attend. This event will be open to the public. Entry fee for employers will be to bring a door prize (under $20). If you are interested in having a booth, please RSVP for this event at: Shannon. email@example.com. 5000 Market St.
p.m. www.wilmingtonparadeofhomes.com. Free to general public! MADE IN NC ARTS/CRAFT FAIR 4/28, noon-6pm: Made In NC: Brooklyn Arts & Crafts Fair, Wilmington’s modern art & crafts show, at the BAC, 516 North 4th Street. Celebration of local, original craftsmen and artisans at the Brooklyn Arts Center. Feat. 50-plus of the region’s finest, unique and fabulous artisans showcasing art, jewelry, clothing and accessories, household and garden items, and more! Local food trucks will provide nourishment, and the BAC cash bar will serve liquid refreshments. Admission: $5. Sign up as a vendor: Heather Thomson at 910-616-9882 or at heather@ brooklynartsnc.com.
charity/fund-raisers LELAND AREA ROTARY CLUB The Leland Area Rotary Club is hosting the L.A. Classic, an annual charity golf tournament, currently on its 3rd year, Thurs., 4/18, noon. Tournament will start with a shotgun start at 1pm, Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest. Proceeds from this event will benefit the many programs supported by the Leland Area Rotary Club in northern Brunswick County. Club meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 7:30 am at the Magnolia Greens Clubhouse, located in Leland, North Carolina. Welcomes guests and potential new members to their meetings. www.lelandarearotary.com A NIGHT FOR CHERE On Thurs., 4/18, fund-raiser for Chere Rice, a local girl battling Non Hodgkin Lymphoma. Medical bills keeps piling up. Porter Financial and Cape Fear Family Day present a night for everyone to feel blessed and inspired. Pine Valley United Methodist Church, Christian Life Center, 7pm. Free but donations appreciated. 3788 Shipyard Blvd. (910) 791-0353 DIRTY MARTINI FUND-RAISER Bring your best salsa shoes and moves to the Dirty Martini, located at 1904 Eastwood Rd., Suite 109, on 4/19, 6-11pm! We are celebrating the non-profit organization Voces Latinas and the community that we serve, with food catered by local Latino restaurants. DJ Millano will be attending and a Salsa/Bachata instructor will be instructing a short lesson. $2, $3 and $5 drink specials . Tickets are $10 with student id, $20/adv or $25/door. Must be 21+ . (910)762-1870.
WORK ON WILMINGTON Work On Wilmington, a project of the Leadership ST MARK’S EPISCOPAL 144TH CELEBRATION Wilmington Class of 2013, will demonstrate just All are welcome to join in St. Mark’s Episcopal how much can be accomplished in four hours when Church 144th Anniversary Celebration. • 4/26, community members work together. Our sixth an6-9pm: Children Prom (ages 4-16) attire seminual Work On Wilmington service day will take formal. • 4/27: Adult Fashion Show, 5-9pm (donaplace 4/20, rain or shine. We need just a few hours tion $10) and Holy Eucharistic services, 11am. • of your time. Want to make a difference? Click on 4/28,11am: Mr. David Frederiksen guest speaker. Graduate of the College of Charleston, where he Calendar entries are due every Thursday earned a BA in English. Mr. Frederiksen works in Healthcare marketing and public relations and is the by noon for consideration in the following publisher of Men, Ink. Magazine. All welcome. Join week’s encore. Entries are published for in the worship, fellowship and fun. (910) 264-8818 27TH ANNUAL PARADE OF HOMES Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association Parade of Homes: 4/27-28 and 5/4-5, noon to 5
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CF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity upcoming volunteer opportunities. Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedule: 4/20, noon-6pm, Earth Day Festival set up, day time & break down shifts available) • Sat., 4/27: Construction—VInyl Siding phase 2 (16 yrs - no ladder work - & up), 8am - 3pm. Lunch break at 11:30 (provided). Painting (14 yrs - no ladder work - & up), 8am-3pm. Lunch break at 11:30 (bring your own) • Ongoing: Become a ‘Lunch Bunch’ donor! Help edicated, hardworking construction volunteers by providing them with lunch; appx 35-40 construction volunteers.You can provide physical lunches (which Habitat can pick up) or you can donate funds for us to purchase lunch. LPHOH RETREAT WEEK Little Pink Houses of Hope Retreat Week provides a week of relaxation, fun and hope for breast cancer survivors and their familues free of charge, with meals, programs and activities for family. Folks who wish to donate a house, meal or activity—anything to make a family’s stay on Pleausre Island more enjoyable should call Kate: 910-547-6470.
3K/5K TO END VIOLENCE 4/21, noon: Annual 3K/5K Walk/Run to raise awareness against gender-based violence. Funds raised from the annual walks go to the UN Trust Fund which provides grants to support local and national efforts to end violence against women and girls. Have fun and become educated before and after the walk/run. There will be zumba, giveaways, free blood pressure checks, blood glucose screening, Granny Neice’s ice cream, information from community organizations making the world a better, safer place to live in, and much more! rachelfox. email@example.com RELAY KICKOFF BENEFIT 3rd Annual Relay Kickoff Benefit, Sun., 4/21, 2-9pm, Slice of Life, Pine Valley (corner of S. College and 17th St. Ext.). Live music by Steven Compton, David Dixon Trio and Signal Fire. Raffles and silent auction, feat. golf packages, beach cruisers, salon/spa packages, concert tickets, local restaurant gift certificates and more. Dunk fave bartender, server, cook and others. In-house competition to see who can raise the most money. Win custom-made cornhole set; reg. w/Brandon, (910) 685-1258. Limited space available. Honor a loved one and register an azalea for opening ceremony. Slice of Life will be happy to bring your potted azalea to Pine Valley location for pickup on Sat., 4/22. CAPE FEAR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 4/24, noon: Presented by Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity with fashions from Drift Mobile Boutique. Tickets are $25 per person and reservations are required. There will only be one show this year so act fast, seats are limited! Carrabba’s Italian Grill Market Street, Wilmington Doors open at noon, show begins at 12:30
NC RUN/WALK FOR AUTISM The 3nd annual Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism, 4/27, at the TrySports Field at Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington. 5K competitive race, a 1 mile run/walk along with a “Kids Dash.” Registration 7am with the 5K beginning at 8am. The 1 mile run/ walk and the Kids Dash will follow. $25 and early packet pick-up and registration is scheduled for 4/26, 4-7pm at TrySports. Proceeds support the programs, services and activities of the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. www.coastalncrunwalkforautism.com VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY Sexual Assault Activism Mo. will feat. volleyball tournament to benefit Coastal Horizons Center Inc. starts Sat., 4/27, with check-in at 11am. Capt’n Bills Backyard Grill, 4240 Market St. $100/team w/ adv reg. $120/team day of events; co-ed 4-person teams. 910-762-0173. www.supportcc.org. 3RD ANNUAL BLUE JEAN BALL Blue Jean Ball, Bling At The Beach Shake the sand from your flip-flops and polish your bling. Assistance League of Greater Wilmington is going beachy this year with its 3rd annual Blue Jean Ball dinner-dance fundraiser. Frances Weller of WECT will emcee this casual event and guests can enjoy the sounds of The Imitations and dance to beach music, rock ‘n roll or soul. A silent auction with many exciting items will take place throughout the evening, 5/3, 6-10:30pm, Wilmington Convention Center. 686-9507. Tickets are $65/per person. Assistance League is a national all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose fundraisers have benefited more than 4,000 children, seniors, and families in need, in the greater Wilmington area. www.assistanceleaguegreaterwilmington.org.
theatre/auditions PROM: THE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE See page 10. WILLIAM AND JUDITH See page 11. BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATER Thursday Night Live Improv with the Fruity Oaty Bars this and every Thursday. Free show where you find out what the actors are going to do at the same time as the actors! Doors, 7:30; hilarity, 8pm. 111 Grace St. 910-341-0001 BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL Sat., 4/20, 8pm: Comedy, music, theatre, laughter, giggles, onstage mayhem, jaw-dropping dexterity and lightning-fast creativity. Improvised musical feat. first-act red-carpet awards ceremony spotlighting four “Best Musical” nominees chosen from the audience’s suggested song titles. Second act is an entire musical, created right on the spot. $16-$37, Thalian Hall, downtown. thalianhall.com or www.broadwaysnexthitmusical.com.
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HARMONY YOGA CELEBRATION Harmony Yoga’s Celebration benefits Pretty In Pink Foundation, Sat., 4/20, 9am-4pm. Free yoga classes on the hour, raffles for yoga classes, Reiki, massage, aroma-therapy sessions will be a part of the celebration. A silent auction will take place and refreshments will be served. Proceeds will benefit Pretty in Pink Foundation to provide financial assistance to those locally who are diagnosed with breast cancer.Harmony Yoga, located at 5201 Oleander Dr., 795-0603. www.harmonyyogawilmington.com. www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org
HARRELSON CENTER Join Harrelson Center for some frozen yogurt at the Fuzzy Peach in Porter’s Neck on 4/24, 3-6pm. The Fuzzy Peach will donate a portion of your frozen yogurt purchase to the Harrelson Center! Raffle prizes given. The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center is a nonprofit center that provides collaboration for organizations that offer services to those in need. Partners are: Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Cape Fear Resource Conservation and Development, Phillipians 3 Ministries, Phoenix Employment Ministry, Communities in Schools, Cape Fear Housing Land Trust, Drug Court, Chamber Music Wilmington and Centre of Redemption. 910-343-8212
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BIG DAWG PRODUCTIONS 4/25-28, 5/2-5, 9-12: “A Contemporary American’s Guide to a Successful Marriage” by: Robert Bastron. Directed by: Steve Vernon, artistic director for Big Dawg Productions. Set against the backdrop of the late 1950s and told in the style of the social guidance films of that era, the show follows two young couples from courtship to matrimony, and ultimately to what comes after. Strong adult language and sexual content. Thur-Sat, 8pm, and Sun., 3pm. Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St. Thurs, $15; otherwise $18-$20. Opening night Pay-What-You-Can: $5 minimum! (910) 367-5237 or www.bigdawgproductions.org. TACT TALENT SHOW Thalian Association announces the first annual TACT Talent Show, 4/26, 7:30pm at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. Proceeds from this exciting event will benefit Thalian Association Children’s Theater and the HBHUSO/ CAC, a major cultural resource for the Wilmington and the Cape Fear region. TACT Talent Show is
open to children ages 8-18, with individual or group acts. Our goal is to raise money to fund our projects and encourage the creativity and development of area children with this fun family oriented event. Tickets are $12 with a $.75 preservation fee, available in advance at 910-341-7860 or at the door. For complete information about TACT Talent Show or to register online: tactshowcase.org. THEATRE NOW Murder on the Set: See page 8. • 4/18: Playreading Series, feat. live reading of the TV series pilot of “Downton Abbey,” feat. local actors. 6:30pm; $5 suggested donation to go toward TNOW youth programs.10th and Dock streets. www.theatrewilmington.com
comedy CAPE FEAR COMEDY FESTIVAL The Cape Fear Comedy Festival kicks off it’s 4th year in the Port City. This year we will be using 4 venues for 22 comedy shows in four days. Nutt St Comedy Room, Soapbox Laundrolounge, Theatre Now, and Front Street Brewery will host 65 of the best young comedians in the country that have been invited to participate. Featuring headliner Sean Patton (Comedy Central) and film screening of “I am Comic,” with Jordan Brady on hand to film for his new film, “Alone Up There.” Also showing sketch comedy shorts from around the country will also be shown at this time. On Friday the festival will have a meet and greet mixer at a beach tiki bar as well. www.capefearcomedyfestival.com . Tickets www.nuttstreet.com. Week long festival pass to all shows, $40 (or $25 at encoredeals.com). PSL CALICO ROOM SHOW 4/18, 10pm: Pineapple Shaped Lamps will perform
PORT CITY’S TOP COMIC Finals will face off the top 8 comedians that advanced from the preliminary rounds, 4/27, 9pm, TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th St., downtown Wilmington. The finals of the 6th Annual Port City’s Top Comic stand-up comedy contest. Comedians that advanced from the first four rounds of this year’s contest will battle it out for the title of Port City’s Top Comic champion 2013! Final competitors: Cliff Cash, Zach Burk, Steven Knows, Colton DeMonte, Louis Bishop, Steve Melia, Eric Shouse, Lew Morgante. 9pm doors 9:30 showtime; $10 in advance $12 at the door. www.portcitystopcomic. com. 255 N. Front St.
performances by Reid Clark, Cordero Wilson and many more of Nutt Street Comedy Club’s finest. 3021 Market St. Arabian Nights Hookah Bar.9pm; free. SATURDAY NUTT LIVE Saturday Nutt Live is a new sketch comedy show premiering at Nutt Street Comedy Room on March 30th at 11:30 p.m. We’re on the search for the best comedic actors available. If you have a head shot and resume great, if not, we’ll deal with it. If you have characters that you’ve created be prepared to perform those. If you write sketches, please bring a sample of such.Auditions will be held on Sat., 3/16, 2 p.m. Nutt Street Comedy Room (the basement of the Soapbox) 255 N. Front St. johnnyaction80@ gmail.com or John Gray 910-297-8709 NUTT STREET COMEDY ROOM Tuesday Improv, 9pm (no cover) • Wed. Nutt House Improv, 9pm ($2) • Thursday Open Mic Night, 9pm (no cover) • Friday/Saturday National touring comedians 8pm & 10pm (see website for schedule) • Saturdays, 11pm - SNL televised @ Nutt St. • Port City’s Top Comic Competition, 5/56, Nutt St Comedy Room, basement of Soapbox. Get tickets, www.nuttstreet.com.
JOKES ‘N’ SMOKE Every first Monday of the month will feature a standup comedy showcase. Hosted by Brian Granger,
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at the Calico Room. All funds raised at this event will help fund PSTOUR 2013, a planned multi-state theatre and convention tour.The group hopes to play all along the east coast, and elsewhere, and their first stop is Chicago, Illinois, to perform at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at the end of April. Calico show stars: Wesley Brown, Reid Clark, Rachel Helms, Jordan Mullaney, Ryan P. C. Trimble, and Brett J. Young, many of whom also write the skits. Doors open at 9:30; $3 admission. Ryan P.C. Trimble: 919-426-9277
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Theatre, Culture, and Community, Thurs., 4/25, 7pm. CAM Members and Students: $5; non-members: $10. This performance reflects the work of students in the UNCW theatre department who are studying the practice of devising theatre; building from scratch an original piece of theatre. Choosing a theme that reflects an important problem in the world with powerful consequences on students’ lives and those of many others, they investigate the topic and create short performance pieces that are woven together into an artistically engaging “performance text” with music, dance, and drama. The struggle for human rights in personal, national, and international contexts will be the focus of each piece, exploring human rights through theatre work in the spirit of discovery and understanding.
music SOUP TO NUTS LIVE 4/18, 6:30pm, WHQR’s Soup to Nuts Live! feat. singer/songwriter Jeanne Jolly. MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front St., 3rd Floor. On-air host George Scheibner will interview the performer during breaks in the show. Seating is limited: soup@whqr. org. $10 donation requested. EPIC DAY See page 27. JULIE SMITH Julie Smith, will present her senior vocal recital. Julie Smith has been working with local theater companies since 2004, incl. work with Stageworks Youth Company and Thalian Association, Shakespeare on the Green, Theatre Exchange, and others. Studied vocal performance at UNCW with Professor Nancy King and spent last summer with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and this summer will be with the Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria. Recital is free, parking is at Culutral Arts Building and also is free. She will perform selections by Handel, Strauss, and Berlioz.Sat., 4/20, 7:30pm. Beckwith Recital Hall at the Culutral Arts Building, UNCW. PENGUIN CONCERTS 98.3 The Penguin presents at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre their summer concert series: • The Infamous Stringdusters (see page 16) • Wed., 4/24, Gov’t Mulew/ special guests The Revivalists. 5:3010:30pm. Tickets: $35/adv or $38/day of. • Fri, 5/10: Robert Randolph and the Family Band w/ Big Something, 6-10:30pm. Tickets: $25/adv or $30/ day of. • Mon., 7/29: Trampled By Turtles w/ The Devil Makes Three, 5-10:30pm. Tickets $20/adv. or $25/day of • Fri., 8/2: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, 6-10:30pm. Tickets $40/adv or $47/ day of. All ages; children under 5 free. Tickets at Gravity Records, Momentum Surf & Skate and online at www.983thepenguin.com. CHAMBER MUSIC ILM Chamber Music Wilmington’s 18th season offers four classical subscription concerts and two classical house concerts. Subscribe and save to receive: program notes in advance, first priority to the salon concerts and special notifications to “Meet the Artist” opportunities and pre-concert conversations, www.chambermusicwilmington.org. Single tickets, $25. Student & Military discounts available. Kenan Box Office: 910-962-3500. • 4/21: Aaron Diehl Concert, recent winner of the prestigious Cole Porter Prize from the American Pianists Association. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times as a promising discovery with a distinctive style and slow, gorgeous blues. Joined by long time trio partners David Wong (bass) and Quincy Davis (drums) for this exciting NC performance. 7:30pm, Kenan Auditorium. A reception will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Grace St., Thurs., 4/18, 6-7pm. www.etix.com CAPE FEAR CHORALE Cape Fear Chorale, under the direction of Jerry Cribbs, will present “Requiem” by Franz von Suppè in concert with orchestra at 4pm, 4/21, Roland Grise Middle School Auditorium, 4412 Lake Ave. Soloists are Nancy King, soprano; Sheila Bron, alto; Ryan Southerland, tenor and Johannes Bron, bass. The non-profit Chorale presents two free public concerts each year. Donations gratefully accepted. Chorale and future programs; www.capefearchorale.org. SPRING CONCERT 4/23: UNCW Wind Symphony and OLLI New Horizons Band will present a springconcert at Kenan Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Admission at the door is
$5,free for students with valid ID. TIMEFLIES UNCW’s ACE presents Timeflies, 4/25, UNCW Kenan Auditorium. 7pm; with 7:30pm show time. GA: $22 in advance and $25 day of . www.facebook.com/UNCWACE/events#!/ events/503537412997629. Tix: www.etix.com. OLLI: THE MET The Met: Live in HD feat. by The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCW; all shows Sat.,12:55pm. Schedule: 4/27 (noon) Giulio Cesare, w/countertenor David Daniels and Natalie Dessay; baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts. Season: $235 or indv. $30/ea; $20 for OLLI members. www.uncw.edu/metopera or 910-962-3195 PEDALING MUSIC FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN Rotage/Pedaling Music for Save the Children will headline this donation only event. (www.pedalingmusic.com); no charge at the door. Rock indie band Map The Sky, country duo Modern Vintage, Southern rocker Chip Gideons & the jazzy blues of La Vie En Rose! Food/beverages available. Bring lawn chair. Free bottled water all day for DD’s! Great country concert fun! At Legacy Farms: www.legacyfarmsevents.com. MUSIC AT FIRST Piano concerts from Domonique Launey will be performed as part of the Music at First program from First Presbyterian. 4/28, 5pm: Solo recital performing Debussy, Back, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Concerts at First Presbyterian are free, but donations welcome. Concert at Kenan Chapel requires seats 3 weeks in adv (only 150 available). LIVE MUSIC ON THE RIVER Live Music on the River! W/Nicole Thompson, vocalist, and Judson Hurd, keys. 4/28, 7-9pm. Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. www.tedsfun.com, Come hear your faves by Diana Krall, Streisand, Celine, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Sade, and more! STS9 STS9, the instrumental electronic rock band hailed as “one of the country’s most intriguing, innovative outfits around” by XLR8R, will be at Greenfield Amphitheater on 4/23. Tickets: www.greenfieldlakeamphitheater.com. $25 adv/$30 dos WILMINGTON SYMPHONY 4/24, 4pm: UNCW Kenan Auditorium. Bring the kids and introduce them to the joy and excitement of an orchestra concert featuring the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, along with the Wilmington Symphony Junior Strings and Student Concerto Competition Junior Division Winner. Free tickets at the door. • St. Petersburg Sojourn, 4/27, 8pm, UNCW Kenan Auditorium, Paolo Andre Gualdi, piano. Tchiakovsky’s passionate Piano Concerto No. 1 recevied its Russian premiere in this cultural heart of modern day Russia, as did Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, a work of Mozartian lightness the composer described as “a joyful little piece” in which “a bright mood predominates.” • Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra celebrates10th anniversary season. Free Family Concert, 4/28, 4pm. The concert will feature young pianist Daniel Cheng, the Junior Division winner of the Annual Student Concerto Competition. This season finale celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary of the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra. Alumni musicians are encouraged to attend. Tix at Kenan Auditorium. Kenan Auditorium box office one hour before the concert. $5/adults, and free/ages 17 & under.
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Room. “Omni” is a dance piece in which dancer/ choreographer Shea-Ra Nichi attempts to express the idea of unconditional love. Omni is a prefix which means “All”, for the artist OMNI expresses our connection to all life. It is Shea-Ra’s attempt to define what love truly is through dance using her unique dance style the “Nichi Technique”. Nichi’s view is that love is selfless, that love is an energy that finds and calls on us to give of ourselves to something or someone completely with joy and compassion, the way earth and nature gives to all of us freely and ceaselessly. Nichi’s dance style is a blend of Brazilian, Haitian, Cuban traditional dance with other modern dance influences. Concludes with Q&A. Seating is limited to 30; $5 members; $10 non. www.cameronartmuseum.com. IRISH STEP DANCE Traditional Irish Step Dancing Beginners to Championship level ages 5-adult! Mondays nights. The studio is located at 1211 South 44th St. www. walshkelleyschool.com. ZUMBA Zumba instructor Priscila! Priscila from Brazil will be leading the Wednesday evening Zumba class at WB Parks and Rec. Classes are held Tuesday, 9:30am, or Wednesday, 6pm. Starting in April, Wednesday evening classes, 5:30pm.1 Bob Sawyer Dr. www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com. 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 CAROLINA SHAG CLUB DJs play favorite beach music and shag tunes every Sat, 8pm to close. $4/members; $6/guests. Carolina Shag Club, 103 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 620-4025
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NEW UNCW ART EXHIBITS Through 7/30, UNCW Association for Campus Entertainment announces two new exhibits: Once Upon an Opera, exhibited in the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, features costumes from two UNCW musicals. Sculpture on the Commons II, an outdoor exhibit near the Fisher Student Center, features work by intermediate and advanced sculpture students at UNCW. Free and open to the public.
art/exhibits SPRING FLING ART SHOW Remember when you were a child and everything was magical? Deny being a grown-up and enjoy a slice of Neverland in WIlmington. We’re celebrating “Spring” in all senses: rebirth, renew, springing back to childlike wonder at everyday things, there is even going to be some good old fashioned springing. Bouncy castle and blow-up slide, several immature jokes for all to chuckle at, dressup party and beer tasting from Freedom Bev. Co. Juggling Gypsy 1612 Castle St. 910-763-2223. THE BROWN WIDOW ART COLLECTIVE 4/19: The Juggling Gypsy. This is the ribbon-cutting event for The Brown Widow Art Collective. Music and Arts festival to help artists reach out to their local community to share ideas, make contacts, and flourish together as one. It is a free event, however donations are accepted and all money will be divided equally among the performers. There will also be a canned food drive for the Disciple #2 Food Bank and Thrift Store. Brown Widow Collective: firstname.lastname@example.org CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER Christopher Alexander presents “Lacquer Paintings Hue, Vietnam,” through 4/20. Prior to the establishment of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine in the early 20th century, lacquer techniques were used exclusively as decorative handicraft for household items. French professors at the Hanoi school of art encouraged students to use the traditional lacquer medium in more contemporary western methods, creating a new visual language unique to Vietnam. His show tells stories about living in Hue, the food, the people, and his 50cc motorbike. Bottega Art and Wine Gallery: 208 North Front St. Tues/Wed, 4pm- 1am; ThursSat,2pm-1am. ENERGY AT PLAY Energy at Play featuring the recent works of Wilmington artist Ann Parks McCray at New Elements Gallery. With bold strokes and a colorful palette, Ann Parks McCray utilizes a layering technique
BIG ART GALLERY Big Art Gallery, at Dillard’s, Independence Mall, carries large and small scale abstract art. Colorful depictions of fish-like, body-resembling shapes. Includes works of famous bands such as Led Zeppelin and Guns ‘n’ Roses, and painting and drawings by a local artist Artur Ansonov. Also feat. antiques like Russian wooden dining utensils, dragon collectables, a 1960’s Jersey surf board, and 10-foot long hand crafted canoe.910-550-5183.
SPRING RELIGIOUS ART WALK Wilmington Faith & Values will host its Spring Religious Art Walking Tour, 4/21 and 28, 3-5pm, of the art inside six downtown worship spaces. Each tour will begin at St. Mary Catholic Church at 412 Ann St. and continue to First Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Temple of Israel, First Baptist Church and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. $10/person. Tours are a benefit for the news nonprofit Wilmington Faith andValues, http:// wilmingtonfavs.com. 910-520-3958.
FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT “Fourth Friday Gallery Night” is now coordinated by The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, feat. 16 local art galleries and studios that will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture, from 6-9pm, every fourth Friday of the month through 2013. Dates: 4/26. Rhonda Bellamy at 910-3430998, 221 N. Front St. Suite 101. www.artscouncilofwilmington.org
PORT CITY POTTERY AND FINE CRAFTS Celebrating 6th Anniversary on Fri., 4/26, 6-9pm, Fourth Friday Gallery Walk. A cooperative gallery dedicated to local hand-made, one-of-a-kind threedimensional art. Door prizes of artwork every 15 min. Refreshments served. The Cotton Exchange, 309 N. Front St., 910-763-7111. Free parking behind Cotton Exchange. portcitypottery.com
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cluding anthropomorphic creatures, assemblage characters, photography, rough hewn baskets, jewelry and more from an eclectic mix of new and archival works by the 20 studio artists who make up Acme. From traditional painting and drawing to abstract metal work ACME’s Fourth Friday exhibit takes place at 711 N. 5th Ave. CONTRAST Paintings, drawings, and prints by E. Francisca Dekker and Benjamin Billingsley, opening reception 4/26, 6-9pm. Two different people, two different cultures, two different styles—a perfect contrast! Guests are invited to meet the artists and WHQR staff while enjoying great food and wine. Opening night will feature a fantastic performance by local jazz pianist Julia Walker Jewell and live illustration by E. Francisca Dekker. WHQR MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front St. Ste 300. 910-343-1640. A portion of the proceeds from any sale of art benefits WHQR. Additional reception: 5/24 Regular Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-4 pm.
A FRAME OF MIND GALLERY A Frame of Mind Gallery is currently showing new works in oils and water colors by Wilmington artist Eunice Andrews as well as some of the many works of David D. Hume-artist,author,and world traveler.Karen Q. Hunsberger’s handcrafted baskets are also on display thru 6/30. 1903 Princess St. (Carolina Heights) 251-8854.M-F 10-6 S-10-3. email@example.com. Free. UNCW ART EXHIBIT UNCW Senior Art Exhibit , Spring 2013, through 5/11. UNCW graduating studio art seniors invite the community to their art exhibition at the Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Cultural Arts Building. The exhibit is the capstone for graduating studio art majors, showcasing a culmination of their experiences and education at UNCW. Submitted pieces of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawing, graphic design, printing, and mixed media were juried by faculty. .
WILMA DANIELS ART GALLERY “Saved” is a collaborative project by Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman that will exhibit the month. Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery. “Saved” is an ongoing photographic and poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death, and memory. The project considers how memories of the dead become rooted in everyday objects, and how objects convey those memories to the living.
CALLING ARTISTS Sculptors, soap and candle makers, wood workers, painters, quilters, photographers, and bakers are invited to showcase work at Southport Christian’s Annual Spring Fest on Sat., 5/11, 10-4 at Franklin Square Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to sell your work directly to the public. Booth spaces are only $25, www.southportchristian.com. (910)457-5060.
MODELING THE MASTERS Spectrum Jewlery presents “Modeling the Masters,” feat. local artists drawing inspiration from master painters. Artists incl. Anne Cunningham, Jane Faudree, Joanne Geisel, Kristin Gibson, Ann Hair, Nancy Noel May, Phil Meade, Jaquelin Perry & Jodie Wren Rippy. Show runs through 4/30. 1125-H Military Cutoff Rd. www.SpectrumArtAndJewelry.com
IVEY HAYES RETROSPECTIVE The Bellamy Mansion Museum presents”Ivey Hayes: A Retrospective A Special Exhibit” through 5/17. Ivey Hayes was born August 15, 1948 in Rocky Point, North Carolina, and has a strong connection to the area he grew up in. He was one of few painters from the area to be so involved with the land and its people. Hayes used acrylic paintings and water colors to depict rural scenes familiar
to him. On display will be original pieces, and reproductions will be accessible for purchase. Suggested donation or as part of our regular tours. 503 Market St. (910) 251-3700 NUDES, NAKED LANDSCAPES, DEADLY SINS Artist Janette K. Hopper presents “XXX: Nudes, Naked Landscapes and the Seven Deadly Sins” at 621N4TH Gallery. With MFA from the University of Oregon, Hopper has taught in Denmark, Germany and in the United States at Columbia Basin College WA, Central Michigan University and, as the Art Department Chair, at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. Her work has been shown and collected extensively in museums, public venues, colleges and universities and in private galleries nationally and internationally in Canada, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Holland, Italy and Denmark. Work is on display through May. 621 North 4th St., downtown Wilmington. www.621n4th.com CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear, a photography exhibition by the Cape Fear Camera Club, will be held at the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, the oldest history museum in North Carolina. Runs through 10/27, during museum hours and will be integrated with the upper-level galleries. The scope of the exhibit focuses on the region of the Lower Cape Fear, an area rich and diverse in habitats, wildlife, culture, and history. Through framed prints, projected digital images, and interpretive labels, the exhibit presents the museum visitor with aphotographic journey of the area. 814 Market St. PROJEKTE Weekly events: 2nd and 4th Wed, open mic; 1st and 3rd Wed, Projektion Theater Film Series, feat. subversive and foreign films and documentaries, 8-10pm; Thurs., “Just A Taste,” free weekly wIne tasting and live music; 1st & 3rd Fri., Kersten Capra
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museums BATTLESHIP 4/17-20: USS NC Battleship Association Crew Reunion to share stories, visit old friends and make new ones. Assoc. has given thousands of artifacts, recorded oral histories, donated funds, helped found the Friends of the Battleship, volunteered countless hours, and served on the USS NC Battleship Commission. • 4/20, 8am-5pm: Battleship Alive w/paid admission. “Living History” weekends bring historical events, places and persons “alive” for the public by demonstrating various aspects of the past and allowing interaction with the interpreters. See daily life and routine of the crew aboard, explaining the duties specific to the sailor’s ratings (jobs) and demonstrating activities that occurred aboard the ship. WAVES/ Home Front interprets the lives of women who served in the Navy and of the d women on the home front during the war. Junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. www. battleshipnc.com. MISSILES AND MORE MUSEUM Topsail Island’s Missiles and More Museum features the rich history and artifacts of this area from prehistoric to present time. Exhibits: Operation Bumblebee, missile project that operated on Topsail Island shortly after World War II; Camp Davis, an important antiaircraft training center during WWII located near Topsail Island; WASPS, group of young, daring women who were the first female pilots trained to fly American military aircraft during WWII; Pirates of the Carolinas, depicting the
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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Mon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and Mini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., Toddler Time, 10am; and Adventures in Art, 3:30pm • Sat, Discovery Fitness, 4pm; Sun., Young Writer’s Club 2pm • Family Science Night through 4/21: Let’s Build! Marshmallow tower, canine house of cards, cup tower challenge, super golf tower. • Our 3rd the Wilmington Railroad Museum. Only $5 per perAnnual Family Farm Day is Sat., 5/11, from 9amson, kids under age 5 free! 12. Join us out in the courtyard at the Museum as it is transformed into a “barnyard” complete with LATIMER HOUSE pony rides, bunnies, chicks, and a sheep! • Drop Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the reoff gently used books at our Museum to be used stored home features period furnishings, artwork and for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book colfamily portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, lection locations to help promote literacy, find a and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits. 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762www.playwilmington.org 0492. www.latimerhouse.org WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, World’s most fascinating and dangerous reptiles in housed in the turn of the century Myers Cotbeautiful natural habitats, feat. a 12-foot saltwater tage, exists to preserve and to share the history of crocodile, “Bubble Boy.” and “Sheena”, a 23ft long Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find Reticulated Python that can swallow a human being
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BELLAMY MANSION WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM One of NC’s most spectacular examples of anteExplore railroad history and heritage, especially of bellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John for 125 years. Interests and activities for all ages, inDillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter cluding historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny rolling stock, lively Children’s Hall, and spectacular Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After model layouts. Housed in an authentic 1883 freight the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops comwarehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one mandeered the house as their headquarters during level. By reservation, discounted group tours, cathe occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, boose birthday parties, and after-hours meetings or itf ocuses on history and the design arts and ofmixers. Story Time on 1st/3rd Mondays at 10:30am, fers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative only $4/family and includes access to entire Mulook at historic preservation in action. • Thurs., seum. Admission for 2012 only $8.50 adult, $7.50 4/25, 6:30-9pm, the Bellamy Mansion Museum senior/military, $4.50 child age 2-12, and free under is pleased to announce John Golden and a host age 2. North end of downtown at 505 Nutt St.910of celebrated local musicians will be performing. 763-2634, on 10/13-14, 10am: Fun for all ages! It will be an evening of great music on the lawns Drive trains, learn how to build models, check out at the Bellamy Museum. Tickets will be $15 for merchandise, free whistles for kids, entertainment, adults and $5 for students. We hope to see you refreshments, and more! Great family event benefits there! 910-251-3700 or email email@example.com. Reservations accepted but not necessary, hours run 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, Sunday 1pm-5pm. www.bellamymansion.org. 503 Market St.
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DAR HE: THE STORY OF EMMETT TILL Fri., 4/19, 8pm. Student performance at 10:45am, grades 8-12. In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to Mississippi with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He stepped off the train into a world of thick color lines, hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos. Young Emmett crossed that line and stepped into his gruesome fate by whistling at a white woman. This riveting play, brought to life by acclaimed actor & playwright Mike Wiley, chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s lynching. $14-$25. Thalian Hall, www.thalianhall.com. www.mikewileyfrom productions.com
On Saturday at the Cameron Art Museum, noon to 3 p.m., folks are welcome to bring their kids to enjoy an afternoon of creative expression! For $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers (adults enter free), the hwole family can celerbrate young artists from the Children’s Studio as well as make their own art and explore their new contemporary exhibition. No pre-registration is necessary; appropriate for all ages! Visit www. cameronartmuseum.com.
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SPORToften.com. Keyword: Naber. Packet Pick Pick-Up: Fri., 4/26, 4-6pm, Naber Chyrsler Dodge Jeep Ram in Shallotte or race day from 6:307:30am. Benefits Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs of Brunswick County. HALYBURTON PROGRAMS Bird Hike Trip: Lake Waccamaw, 4/28, 8am-3pm, $10. The NC Birding Trail is a driving trail to link birders w/great sites across the state and local communities. Ea. month the park explores a different one along the Coastal Plain Trail. Pre-reg. rqd: 910-341-0075. 910-341-0075.
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LEARNING CENTER CF MUSEUM “Fun and Fungus,” 4/20, 27, 1-4pm. Enter the intriguing world of fungi! Learn to identify the mushrooms in your neighborhood. Make a model of your own mushroom and see how you can collect mushroom spores. Use nature’s recyclers to grow your own edible mushrooms and harness the power of fungus to put fizz in your soda! Parental participation rqd. Free for members or with admission. Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market St. www. capefearmuseum.com. CF SKIES: SPRING CONSTELLATIONS Cape Fear Skies: Spring Constellations, 4/21, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm.Venture into our portable planetarium to identify patterns of stars found in the spring sky. Learn to recognize seasonal constellations. Parental participation rqd. Free for members or with admission, Cape Fear Museum.
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HEALTHY KIDS DAY Healthy Kids Day, Sat., 4/27, Empie Park. Last year we had over 1,000 people attend the one day event and we are excited to partner once again with the YMCA. It is a free community event that will offer families the opportunity to participate in active play and educational opportunities designed to improve health and wellness. We are hoping to make 2013’s Healthy Kids Day even better than last year’s and will be adding a “fun family run” in the morning in addition to several sport stations, animal rescue booths, healthy community booths, and a farmer’s market. Tari Ann Toro: tari.ann.toro@ wilmingtonnc.gov or 910-341-4631.
ALTHEA GIBSON SPRING CLINICS Tots Tennis Clinics (Ages 3-4), Mon/Wed, 3:153:45pm • Little Aces Tennis Clinics (Ages 5-7) Mon/Wed, 3:15pm-4:30pm. • Super Aces Tennis Clinics (Ages 8-10), Mon/Wed, 4:30-5:15pm. Cost: $42/6-wk session. Session 2 starts 4/1; session 3 starts 4/29. Space is very limited. 3414631. Empie Tennis Clubhouse, or email your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. 341-4631. Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park, 3405 Park Ave
HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS Early Childhood Music and Movement program learning through music, instruments, fun and creative play – for children 6 months through 6 years and parent/caregiver. Drop ins welcome! $10 per family (one child), $5 each additional child. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center, 2nd and Orange St. www.happylittlesingers.com 910-777-8889
THEATRE NOW Children’s Theater Super Saturday Fun Time. Kid’s live adventure and variety show. Saturdays. Doors open at 11am. $8/$1 off with Kid’s Club Membership. Drop off service available.Tickets: www.theatrewilmington.com or 910-399-3NOW
TEXTILE TALK 4/18, 7pm: Learn more about how professional conservator Patricia Ewer of Textile Objects Conservation in Mound, Minnesota spent almost 300 hours conserving three Civil War-era artifacts for the Museum. From vacuuming and wet cleaning to backing and patching, Ewer will highlight how these methods preserve artifacts for future generations. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 910-798-4362. Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market St. www.capefearmuseum.com; $5-$7.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF LCF Program, “Fabulous to Forgotten” by Susan Lamm at 10am on Sat., 4/20. Insight about real women’s lives outside “Gone with the Wind.” $5; w/refreshments. Latimer House, 126 South 3rd St. • 4/25, 7pm: Program, “Public Health in New Hanover County from 1865-2013” by County Health Di-
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held on Wednesday, April 17th, at EZ Wireless U.S. Cellular store in Southport. TOPSAIL TURTLE PROJECT Looking for dependable beach walkers to help locate sea turtle nests on Topsail Island Informational meeting, 4/17, 6:30-8:30pm. Surf City Welcome Center,102 N Shore Dr. Terry at 910470-2880. TOPSAIL CHAMBER LUNCH Join us at the Topsail Chamber, Thurs., 4/18, 11:30am-1pm. Speaker: Dallas Romanowski, Author of Performance Culture: Drive Profits & Create A Great Workplace. Lunch and learn! RSVP: TC, 910-239-4446. ILM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING 4/19: Progress Energy has announced a contribution to help underwrite the annual meeting of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and to help host keynote speaker Jay Garner. Garner will focus on how competitive Wilmington is in attracting jobs in the global market, what we can do to improve our chances of attracting new businesses, and what makes good cities great. Jay Garner has served for more than 30 years in professional roles in economic growth and site location. Theme of our annual meeting, What Makes Good Communities Great—a challenge for local businesses to re-examine their role in growing Wilmington. $45/person. Nikki Jedlicka: 910-762-2611 ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CF BONSAI SOCIETY 4/19, 7pm: the Cape Fear Bonsai Society will host a bonsai demonstration which is free and open to the public. Arthur Joura, curator of the NC State Bonsai Collection at The NC State Arboretum, Asheville, NC, will style and pot an azalea and rock landscape as a Bonsai specimen. The landscape will be raffled at the end of the evening. The demonstration will be held in the New Hanover Co. Arboretum Auditorium, 6206 Oleander Dr. 910-794-3135 or www. capefearbonsaisociety.org . N. BRUNSWICK NEWCOMERS CLUB The North Brunswick Newcomers Club will hold their monthly meeting on Fri., 4/19, 9:30am at Brunswick Community College, Leland Campus, 2050 Enterprise Blvd. in Leland. Refreshments and social time begins at 9:30am followed by the program and general meeting at 10am. Feat. speaker Jeanne Singley, assistant director Dinah E.Gore Fitness and Aquatic Center at Brunswick Community College who will speak about programs currently available to BC residents; also, Dr.Jeffrey Toth, co-director of ACT[ Aging and Cognitive Training] at UNCW and founder of “Minds Refined.” The discussion will include:
What happens to our brain as we age; a summary of the most recent research in this field; and a possible demo from “Minds Refined”. Don’t miss this exciting speaker. Sign up to participate in this month’s optional luncheon following the meeting. Cathy Boettcher: 910-371-5951 or www.nbnewcomers.wordpress.com COASTAL FEDERATION 4/20: Bradley Creek Volunteer Rain Garden Maintenance: Celebrate Earth Day! Federation is seeking volunteers to clean up and restore rain gardens at Bradley Creek Elementary School in Wilmington from 8am-noon. Project equipment and refreshments will be provided. Open to the public and suitable for ages 8 and up. Register: www.nccoast.org. HUMANISTS AND FREETHINKERS Sun., 4/21, 6-8pm, YMCA Bridge Center, Marketplace Mall, 127-40 S. College Rd. Monthly meeting is a social event, a chance for everyone to meet other like-minded people in a comfortable, friendly environment. Bumper stickers, decals, and books to buy, plus other literature to read. Satirist Jim Ashley will be musical entertainment for the evening—a Wilmington local. Potluck buffet; please bring a dish to share. We will provide soft drinks, but you may BYOB. RSVP :www.humanism.meetup.com/182
ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April): The writer Oliver Burkeman has some advice that would be helpful for you Aries folks to hear right now: “When you assume your current preferences won’t alter, you’ll make bad decisions: embarking on a career or marriage, say, not with a view to its durability, but solely based on how it makes you feel now.” I am most definitely not predicting that you are about to make the kind of bad decision Burkeman refers to. I’m sure my warning here will derail any temptation you might have to make short-sighted moves.
YOUR COMPUTER FRIENDS Your Computer Friends and PODS Moving and Storage presents Electronics Recycling Event. Accepting printers, phones, cell phones, batteries, flat panel monitors, DVD/VHS players, desktop/ laptop computers, cables, fax machines, copiers, stereos and speakers. 10$ recycle fee for CRT monitors (the big bulky ones); $10 (and up) recycle fee for TVs. No appliances. Re-purpose working computers to one of our non-profits in need. Bring working Vista or better machines inside. Drop-off hours: 4/22-26, 9am-5pm; no staff is available for unloading. Please bring a friend. 3816 Oleander Dr., 39th and Oleander or right behind the new Whole Foods.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I’m happy to report that help from the invisible world is available to you right now. Of course, you won’t be able to use it, let alone tune in to it, if you don’t believe there is any such thing as help from the invisible world. So, if you are the type of person who is very sure that reality consists of nothing more than what your senses reveal, I suggest you temporarily suspend that belief. And if you are someone who has had direct experiences with blessings that come from the unseen realm, be aware that the imminent delivery is quite different from those you have known in the past.
GREAT FRIEND TO KIDS Great Friend to Kids Awards honoring individuals and organizations across our area who are making significant and outstanding contributions to strengthening and advancing the interests of our children. $35/ind. or $250/table 8. Special guest Vonta Leach, fullback for the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, accepting the Inspiration Award, 4/22, 8am, Shell Island Resort, WB. WWII REMEMBERED GROUP Southeastern NC’s World War II Remembered Group will discuss China, Japan, and the Shanghai Jewish refugees at its 4/24 meeting at the New Hanover County Senior Resources Center, 2222 S. College Rd. Presented by Dr. Gao Bei , associate professor of history at the College of Charleston, begins at 10:00 a.m., following refreshments and fellowship at 9:30. Free and open to the public.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In her book “A Monster’s Notes,” Laurie Sheck describes the nuances of the term “ghost” in the German language. A mediocre wine may be called unghostly, she says. A witty, lively person is “Rich in Ghostliness,” whereas a dull, blank type “has no ghost in him.” In this spirit, Gemini, I suspect you will have some pretty fine ghostliness working for you in the coming weeks. And there’s a good chance that part of your extra-special mojo will arise from your creative engagement with energies that resemble the more traditional definition of “ghost.”
CANCER (June 21-July 22): A one-minute video commercial for The Cosmopolitan luxury resort in Las Vegas shows an elegant woman at a sumptuous feast. She’s eagerly holding her dinner plate up to her face so she can lick it clean of its last delicious taste. The scene shifts to a well-dressed man who’s down on all fours serving as a chair for a chic woman. She applies her make-up while gazing into the shiny mirror-like surface of a high-heeled shoe. New scene: An 80-year-old woman pats the butt of a handsome young stud with whom she’s slow-dancing. At the end of the ad, a catchphrase appears: “Just the right amount of wrong.” I say, let that be your mantra in the coming week, Cancerian. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity in 1916. It
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had radical implications for the field of theoretical physics, but remained an unproven concept until 1919. Then a British physicist verified its accuracy with evidence gathered during a solar eclipse. The Times newspaper in London announced the event with the headline “Revolution in Science: New Theory of the Universe, Newtonian Theories Overthrown.” Not wanting to be left behind, The New York Times assigned one of its own journalists to cover the revolution. Unfortunately, the person they sent was a sports reporter whose specialty was golf. His article was less than illuminating. The moral of the story, as far as you’re concerned, Leo: When big developments are underway, show up at full strength, with all your powers engaged. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Never to get lost is not to live,” writes Rebecca Solnit in her book “A Field Guide to Getting Lost.” In fact, she says not knowing how to get lost is unhealthy. These are useful ideas to consider right now, Virgo. It will probably do you good to get at least semi-lost. As you wander around without a map or compass, I bet you will stumble upon important teachings. At the same time, I hope you will put some thought into how you’re going to get lost. Don’t just leave it to chance. Make sure there’s a method in your madness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the English language, “low man on the totem pole” is an idiom that refers to a person who has the worst job or the least status. He or she is considered to be at the low end of the hierarchy—but it’s an incorrect metaphor. The creators of the original totem poles were indigenous Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest, and for them the figure at the bottom of the pole was the most important one. I foresee the possibility of a similar situation arising in your sphere, Libra. Be alert for a misapprehension that needs to be righted. It may be the case that what’s last should actually be first. Something that has been beneath or behind ‘more important” matters should perhaps get higher priority. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In his book “Karmic Traces,” Eliot Weinberger describes the life story of naked mole rats. They’re animals that never leave their underground tunnels. Normally you Scorpios have nothing in common with them. But in the coming days, I’m hoping there will be one resemblance. According to Weinberger, the naked mole rats “change direction by somersaulting.” Metaphorically speaking, I think this would be an excellent strategy for you. There’s no need to mope cautiously as you alter your course. No need to be lackadaisical and fitful and full of doubts. Just spring
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