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Learn the art and practice of saltwater fishing from the beach! This hands-on program includes knowledge of surf fishing equipment, baits commonly used and how to identify local fish in our waters. All equipment and bait is provided. Program is rain or shine. To be held at the North Carolina Fort Fisher Aquarium, 900 Loggerhead Road. Admission is $14.50 to $15.

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Live Local Live Small The Bard’s legacy proves a breath of fresh air in a world steeped with greed By: Gwenyfar Rohler Above: William Shakespeare’s global brand is free to share and lucrative for even the smallest of communities. Courtesy photo

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he greatest writer that the English speaking world has ever known celebrated his 450th birthday last week. William Shakespeare, the venerable Bard, has global brand recognition and a selling power that is unstoppable. For example, Forest City, NC, aims to revitalize their economy with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in America. It’s planned to be the largest reproduction of the theatre in the states and will be located on Shakespeare Drive off S. Broadway next to Plaie House Lane. I am not making this up. At first glance it may seem like an absurd idea—a little community in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains deciding to build a replica of the Globe and use Shakespeare to draw tourism. However, naysayers can look no further than a small community in Canada, conveniently named Stratford, which in 1953 produced their first summer Shakespeare Festival in a tent. It is now the largest North American Shakespeare Festival with four permanent theaters, a six-month-long season and 3,652 seats that are filled twice a day. Add in the performers, technicians and administrators, and it equals a huge amount of beer, food and lodging sold to tourists. Christopher Plummer (Captain Von Trapp, “The Sound of Music”) plays the festival every year, and people continue to travel from across Canada and the US to see the big names and quality performances from the still unknowns (like Christopher Walken as Romeo years before anyone thought of “The Deer Hunter”). My point is: In 1952 it sounded preposterous that this very small town that was a little over an hour drive from anywhere would become a cultural center—but it has. To put Shakespeare’s selling power into perspective: Stephen King, the man with the best publishing contract in America, is estimated to have sold 350 million books, give or take a few million. By contrast, Shakespeare has sold over 4 billion—yes, “billion” with a “B.” And that’s just what’s been tracked. It doesn’t, for example, include translations sold behind the iron curtain during the Cold War. He may have the longest IMDB page with 997 writing credits, though only three “miscellaneous crew” credits. His first film credit is from 1898 for a short silent flick, “Macbeth.” Not bad for a guy who died 282 years earlier. Imagine if he were actually collecting royalties on his film work alone. He would be richer than the Koch Brothers put together. Perhaps it is his royalty-free catalogue for which the world must be most grateful. Because of that, Shakespeare in the Park flourishes, as does Wilmington’s own Shakespeare on the Green at Greenfield Lake, which attracts people from across the region—especially theatre classes from surrounding counties. Not to mention, the Globe Theatre—the one in London—is taking “Hamlet” to every country on earth to celebrate the Bard’s 450th.


Just imagine the money that will get spent in all the locales; the cast and crew have to be housed, fed, transported, etc. In the land of collectibles, things change drastically. For years, when I came home from the bookstore in the evenings, Jock would ask me if I had found a “First Folio”? There are 40 remaining copies of the “First Folio of Shakespeare’s Plays,” which was published in 1623 and is considered to be the source when discussing his works. In layman’s terms: It’s as close to a “first edition” as we have for the Bard. The most recent sale of a “First Folio” went for over $4 million. To that end, there are two rare-book dealers who believe they have found the dictionary that William Shakespeare used. Purportedly enthusiasts have found a copy of John Baret’s “Alvearie” or “quadruple dictionary,” printed in London in 1580. It is the right time period for the Bard and is heavily annotated by one user’s hand. Current

the film that posed the Earl of Oxford was the author, had a $30 million budget and brought in $4,463,292 from the US box office. According to IMDB, it was also a hit in Kazakhstan where it grossed 6,430,600 in tenge (or a little over $35 thousand). The best part about the Bard is that no one owns him or his “brand.” None of the festivals, theatres, publishers, or universities can restrict his use. So, when spending money on something associated with Shakespeare, it goes to other artists, arts organizations, and printers in one of the most successful and unacknowledged communal ownership projects ever to hit the planet. People can sell and trade things with his image and his words, but no one can ever enforce or prohibit ownership or enjoyment of his work. He feeds and undermines economies across the world, and we are all happy to be part of it. The Oxford English Dictionary attributes close to 2,000 words originating with William Shakespeare. Not a single word or

“But I am constant as the Northern Star, Of whose true-fixed and resting quality. There is no fellow in the firmament.” —“Julius Caesar” Act 3, Scene 1 phrase is copyrighted or trademarked. What a gift this master has given to artists and audiences throughout the world, almost 400 years after his death. Not only is it a privilege to share his work with each other, but, even more so, that it continues to speak to the human condition and shine light on experiences.

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speculations about the value of the book— if it is indeed proven to be Shakespeare’s with his handwriting on the pages—could be $100 million. The dealers have done very high resolution scans of the pages and put them up at https://shakespearesbeehive.com/members/view-barets-alvearie. I’ve been drooling over them for days like a 13-year-old boy with a girlie magazine. Am I convinced that this is truly his handwriting? No, not entirely. But the possibility is incredibly thrilling. Even those desperate for conspiracy theories that William Shakespeare was not the author of his own works continue to make money for his name. “Anonymous,”

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Alter Egos First-term U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida is already among the House’s most conservative members, but his Republican primary challenger claims to be even more so -- but with a quixotic, longtime hobby as a costumed, role-playing “gamer.” Challenger Jake Rush (in his day job, a lawyer) portrays supernatural characters as a prominent member of the national Mind’s Eye Society and Florida’s Covenant of the Poisoned Absinthe, including a vampire named “Chazz Darling,” who, according to a Yahoo message board, once left an explicit, body-parts-bloodying threat to a role-player with whom he had been feuding. (The Florida political report SaintPetersBlog broke the story -- and was quickly criticized, less by Rush’s political defenders than by the indignant “cosplay” community, feeling mocked.) Government in Action A scandal erupted in 2013 at Minot (N.D.) Air Force Base when missile-launch specialists were

charged with cheating on proficiency tests, but additional documents uncovered by the Associated Press in March 2014 show that the problem was worse than originally reported. The overall missile-launch program, run by “missileers,” was judged “substandard” -- the equivalent of an F grade in school -- and “rehabilitated” in the eyes of Air Force officers only because the 91st Missile Wing Command’s support staff (cooks, drivers, clerks, etc.) scored very high and brought the command’s overall performance to the equivalent of a D. The tax software company Vertex reported in March, via the Tax Foundation, that tax-hating American states have somehow organized themselves into nearly 10,000 sales/use-tax jurisdictions with distinct rules, coverages or exemptions. Ironically, states criticized as tax profligates sometimes have the simplest systems (e.g., one set of rules covering the entire state, such as in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.)

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while states regarded as refuges from intrusive government often have the most complicated (e.g., 310 different jurisdictions in Utah, 587 in Oklahoma, 994 in Iowa and 1,515 in Texas). Formally asking a sweetheart to “please be my (boyfriend/girlfriend)” is said to be a traditional romantic milestone in Japanese relationships, and the town of Nagareyama in Chiba Prefecture now provides a government document to commemorate that big step (for a filing fee, of course). In fact, according to the news site RocketNews24. com, since only one party need file the document, the town hopes the form will become a strategic step to declare one’s love without the need for messy, face-to-face, rejection-risking confrontation (and also become a robust municipal-revenue producer). Police Report Petty Theft: (1) Although Douglas Lydic, 29, escaped from a patrol car in December in Commodore, Pa., while handcuffed (and was soon re-captured), prosecutors declined to charge him with fleeing since he was merely being “detained” at the time. However, they did charge Lydic with theft of the handcuffs. (2) Petty and Tacky: Dustin Bell, 25, wearing a police officer’s badge that had been stolen from the Sand Springs, Okla., department, apparently only casually considered how to wield his newly acquired “authority.” He was arrested in April after asking at a Tulsa tanning salon for a law-enforcement discount -- to get a $34 session for $10. Misunderstanding: Four Maine State Police troopers rushed to a home in the town of China in January, alarmed by 911 calls about an assault in progress (according to neighbors who reported raucous screaming). Trooper Thomas Bureau found that the suspected “crime scene” was the home of a pig farmer, who showed troopers the pen out back in which a male had been placed with five sows “in heat” and that the squealing (either by the sows or the beleaguered male) was not unusual. Hard Times Ahead: (1) Ms. Terry Boyd, 52, was ordered to probation in Wausau, Wis., in February on charges of imprisoning two men in a second-story bedroom, leaving them screaming for help from a window. According to police, Boyd had refused to release the men until at least one agreed to have sex with her. (2) After Maria Montanez-Colon, 58, called 911 in February

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he skeletal framework of a song is naturally assembled through the instruments. Lyrics blanket the shell and serve as a skin, while the meaning behind the words flows freely as its lifeblood, igniting the heartbeat of the track. The feeling emitted seems to be invisible; it’s the spirit or the soul of the tune, the unseen breath of the being—that’s Electric Soul Pandemic (ESP). The soulful band blends genres that reaches beyond a listeners’ ear canal and straght into their bones. Though only two band members are natives of Greensboro, NC, they all call “the Gate City” home. The collective started with Jaybird Beverly and an almost entirely different group in 2008. Catalyzed by the tragedy of his brother’s death, Beverly created music

as a means of comfort. Since, ESP has become a full-blown band. While they’re highly influenced by the jam-band scene of the 1990s and 2000s, they also branch out beyond noodling. Individually, each member has their own distinct genre of interest. Beverly (keys/vocals) is all about the classics. He finds passion in the renderings of George Duke, Bernie Worrell, and Herbie Hancock. In his youth, Derek Cobb (guitar/vocals) was vacuumed into the hypnotic world of Miles Davis and the droning spiritual sounds of John Coltrane. Randy Elliot (guitar) sinks deeply into the classic jam tendencies of Phish, Moe and Lotus. Scott Nichols (bass) revels in reggae. A jazz enthusiast, Justin Heter (drums) adds his own funky element to the group.

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“We’re all over the place,” Cobb elaborates. “The music we make collectively is the product of our own desire to make interesting, energetic, subtly cerebral, and perhaps even subversive music that’s also entertaining.” Three years ago Cobb and Heter (a Wilmingtonian) joined the band. Since, they have experimented with their divergent styles, resulting in a debut record, “Communications,” released last year. Comprising both instrumental tracks and lyrical tunes, song-writing duties ultimately are shared by Beverly and Cobb. The first song off “Communications,” jumps to life with eager excitemen. Written by Beverly, “Superstar” opens and introduces the album.“You’re not what you are cause of what you did,” Beverly sings.”You did what you did cause of who you are.” “Superstar” puts each and every instrument on full display during its eight minutes: leaping sax riffs, high-energy vocals, smooth guitar licks, and a metallic keyboard that adds a strange sense of getting lost in oblivion—but it’s comfortable. “It’s a tune that has grown and developed over time,” Cobb says. “It’s now as much a product of the band as any song of ours is. We thought it’d be a great place to start our recordation.” When writing, Cobb lets the melody tell a story or portray a feeling with only instruments—as exemplified by “Elk Park.” The song is one of the instrumental pieces off “Communications.” It’s a nostalgic nod to a tranquil spot that shares the same name as the title, located right outside of Boone, NC. He had spent some time in exile in a beautiful cabin owned by a local reggae group. “The spell was very influential and beneficial for me, and for a long time after I left, I couldn’t get that place off of my mind,” Cobb expounds. Derived from his recollections, “Elk Park” evolved into an upbeat and extremely danceable track. It includes various breakdowns, with a powerful guitar lead that transfers over from “Superstar”

and blends right in. It also highlights deep bass lines. “Elk Park” does its job of translating a sensation that comes with a particular setting—the excitement and liberation that’s released naturally from experiencing a new place. When played live, it can reach over 10 minutes in length. ESP claims their material is never fully finished; it’s continuously eligible for re-workings. Conversely, Beverly uses lyricism to convey his message. “Rundown”—a song hehad completed when he brought Cobb and the rest of the guys into ESP—demonstrates his signature lyrical style. The subject matter touches on a very American and universal theme of trying to keep up with the demands of modern life without losing touch of one’s true self. Musically, all of ESP developed the song. “I thought a lot of Ernest Ranglin’s guitar work when writing the guitar leads,” Cobb says. “We still enjoy playing that one quite a bit, and ‘Rundown’ has become one of our more popular tunes.” While “Communications” has been a successful venture, the band intends to push themselves further. ESP has mapped out their second album and will return to the recording studio this May. Constantly expanding their body of work, they’ve even brainstormed ideas for a third album. “A friend told me once that ‘bands are like sharks,’” Cobb says, “If they don’t move forward, they die.”

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Vinyl & Vine Wednesdays (5pm; Free) —Wilmington Wine Shop, 605 Castle St.

Bomb Night w/ DJ (9pm) —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.

Thirsty Thursday w/ DJ (5pm) —The Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd.

Benny Hill (6:30pm; Free) —Sweet & Savory Cafe, 1611 Pavilion Plc.

DJ Lord Walrus (9pm) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave

Jazz Night (6pm; Free) —Atlanta Bread Company, 6886 Main St.

Trivia Night (6:30pm; Free) —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.

DJ Hood (9pm; Free) —SideBar, 18 S. Front St.

Trivia Night (6pm; Free) —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.

Open Mic w/ Thomas and Oglesby (7pm; Free) —Half Time Sports Cafe, 1107 New Pointe Blvd., Leland

Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Brass Pelican, 2112 N. New River Dr.

Slightly Stoopid (6:30pm; $25-$30; Hip-Hop/ Punk/reggae) —Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre, 1941 Amphitheater Drive; 910-341-7855

Open Music Jam (7pm; Free) —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901-B Wrightsville Ave. Jammin’ with Jax (7pm; Free) —Jax Fifth Ave. Deli & Ale House, 5046 New Centre Dr. Nutt House Improv Troupe (7pm; Cover Charge) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; (910) 251-1832 Trivia Night with Steve and Missy (7:30pm; Free) —Joe’s Oasis, 6400 Carolina Beach Rd.

Open Mic w/ Acoustic Tsunami (9pm; Free) —Cardinal Bands and Billiards, 5216 Carolina Beach Rd. Open Mic Night (9pm; Free) —The Calico Room, 107 S Front St. Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Ibiza, 118 Market St.

Karaoke (7pm; Free) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Beach Ave N.; (910) 707-0533

DJ TwoClikz (9pm) —SideBar, 18 S. Front St.

Thirsty Thursday Team Trivia (7pm; Free) —Whiskey Trail at the Creek, 4039 Masonboro Loop Rd.

Pre-Finals Glow Paint Party (10pm; $10-$20) —Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market Street; (910) 769-4096

MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD series: Big Al Hall & Friends (7pm; $5- $10; Bluegrass) —Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street; (910) 395-5999

ComedyNOW Wednesdays (8pm) —TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th St.

Browncoat Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace Street

Karaoke w/ DJ AMP (8pm; Free) —Locals Tavern, 6213-D Market St.

Chris James (10pm) —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; (910) 3629666

Jeremy Norris (8pm; Free) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; (910) 251-1832

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Open Mic/Songwriters’ Night (7pm; Free) —Grinder’s Caffe, 5032 Wrightsville Ave.

Trivia Night Steve and DJ Maximum Miss (8pm; Free) —The Harp, 1423 S. 3rd St. Open Mic Night Dennis Brinson (8pm; Free) —Locals Tavern, 6213-D Market St.


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DJKAHUNA (9pm; Cover Charge) —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St. Top 40 DJ (9pm; $5-$10) —Ibiza, 118 Market St. Browncoat Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St. Discotheque Thurs. with DJ’s DST and Matt Evans (10pm) —Pravda, 23 N Front St. DJ Lord Walrus (10pm; $3) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave. Easy Star All Stars (10pm; $17-$20; Reggae) —Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market Street; (910) 769-4096 Phil Bevilicaqua (10pm) —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; (910) 3629666

Nanner Head (8pm; Free; Rock) —Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern, 1415 S 42nd St.; Dave Fields (8pm; Free; Blues) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S 5th Ave.

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Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Katy’s Grill and Bar, 1054 S College Rd.

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Vinyl & Vine Wednesdays (5pm; Free) —Wilmington Wine Shop, 605 Castle St.

Shake & Shag Beach Music Night (7:30pm; $3) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave.

Benny Hill (6:30pm; Free) —Sweet & Savory Cafe, 1611 Pavilion Plc. Trivia Night (6:30pm; Free) —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.

Machine Gun (8pm; Free; rock) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Beach Ave N.; (910) 707-0533

Open Mic w/ Thomas and Oglesby (7pm; Free) —Half Time Sports Cafe, 1107 New Pointe Blvd., Leland

DJ Techno/House (9pm; $5-$10) —Ibiza, 118 Market St.

Open Music Jam (7pm; Free) —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901-B Wrightsville Ave.

DJ Battle (9pm) —Level 5, 21 N. Front St. Donna Merritt (9pm) —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; (910) 3629666

DJ TwoClikz (9pm; Cover Charge) —SideBar, 18 S. Front St. Karaoke (9pm) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; (910) 251-1832 Browncoat Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St. DJ Riz (10pm; Cover Charge) —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St. DJ Sir Nick Bland (10pm; $3) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave. Eduardo Somech (8pm, Free; steel pan drums) — Fermental, 7250 Market St.; (910) 821-0362 Travis Shallow (7pm; free; Classic Rock) —Gabby’s Lounge at the Holiday Inn Resort, 1706 N. Lumina Ave.

Sunday, May 4 Acoustic Jazz Piano with James Jarvis (1:30pm; Free) —Old Books on Front Street, 249 N. Front St. Satellite Bluegrass Band (6pm; Free) —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; (910) 3992796

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Monday, May 5 Open Jam Monday (7pm) —Cardinal Bands and Billiards, 5216 Carolina Beach Rd. Fruity Oaty Bars (7:30pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St. Trivia (7:30pm) —Hell’s Kitchen-Wilmington, NC, 118 Princess Street Open Mic Night (8pm) —Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St.; (910) 763-2223 Jason Jackson Justin Fox, and Jeremy Norris (8pm; Free) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; (910) 251-1832

Trivia Night with Steve and Missy (7:30 pm; Free) —Joe’s Oasis, 6400 Carolina Beach Rd. ComedyNOW Wednesdays (8pm) —TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th Street Karaoke w/ DJ AMP (8pm; Free) —Locals Tavern, 6213-D Market St. Comedienne Judy Gold (8pm; $18) —Level 5, 21 N. Front St.; Jeremy Norris (8pm; Free) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; (910) 251-1832 Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Bourbon Street, 35 N Front St.

Bear Hands, Morning Parade (9pm; $5; punk/indie-rock) —Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market Street; (910) 769-4096

DJ Lord Walrus (9pm) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave.

Laura McLEAne (9pm) —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; (910) 3629666 Open Mic (9:30pm; Free) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe & Hookah Bar, 1612 Castle St. Browncoat Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St.

DJ Battle (8pm; Free) —Fibber’s Public House, 1610 Pavillion Pl.

Indie Music Night (8pm) —Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St.; (910) 763-2223

Jazz Jam with Christopher Luther (8pm; Free) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S 5th Ave.

Pub Wars Team Trivia (8pm; Free) —Low Tide Pub, 4540 Fountain Dr;

Tyler Perry’s Chill Beats Lab (10pm; Cover Charge) —Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St.; (910) 763-2223

Nutt House Improv Troupe (7pm; Cover Charge) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; (910) 251-1832

Bomb Night w/ DJ (9pm) —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.

Tuesday, May 6

Browncoat Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St.

Jammin’ with Jax (7pm; Free) —Jax Fifth Ave. Deli & Ale House, 5046 New Centre Dr.

Jokes ‘N’ Smoke (9pm; $4) —Arabian Nights Hookah Bar, 3021 Market St.;

Bridge the Gap A Suicide Awareness Premier (7pm; $5) —Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market Street; (910) 769-4096

Rob Ronner (8pm; Free) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; (910) 251-1832 DJ TwoClikz (9pm) —SideBar, 18 S. Front St. Browncoat Karaoke (10pm; Free)

DJ Hood (9pm; Free) —SideBar, 18 S. Front St. Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Brass Pelican, 2112 N. New River Dr. Open Mic w/ Acoustic Tsunami (9pm; Free) —Cardinal Bands and Billiards, 5216 Carolina Beach Rd.; Open Mic Night (9pm; Free) —The Calico Room, 107 S Front St. Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Ibiza, 118 Market St. DJ TwoClikz (9pm) —SideBar, 18 S. Front St.; Browncoat Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St. Doug Wilcox (7pm; Free) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.; (910) 231-3379 Electronic Soul Pandemic (9:30pm; IndieRock) —The whiskey, 1 S. Front St.

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Point Break:

Surfalorus reaches a pivotal year thanks to local partnerships By: Christian Podgaysky

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urfing’s one of the few sports that you look ahead to see what’s behind,” American bigwave surfer Laird Hamilton once said. As the 2014 summer season prepares to commence along our coast, this quote perfectly sums up Cucalorus’ spin-off, “Surfalorus.” Now in its third year, the festival will both honor the significance of the surf film and embark on some exciting new ventures to better our community. The film celebration found its footing due to the historical legacy surf films have left on the independent scene. This year it will revel in new partnerships with the Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association (WBLA) and the Wrightsville Beach Museum. Together, they will render the first Wrightsville Beach Waterman Ocean Festival (WBWOF). ���We wanted to create opportunities for people who live in other parts of New Hanover,” Surfalorus and Cucalorus festival director Dan Brawley explains. “Sometimes,

I feel like downtown and [Wrightsville Beach] are really separate places, so we just felt like we could bridge the gap a little bit.” The inaugural WBWOF came about due to the 50th year celebration of the classic surf documentary, “The Endless Summer.” Backers of the film derived press kits, posters, giveaways, and the like to send to various organizations promoting the film. Wrightsville Beach Museum (405 N. Lumina Ave.) is among local organizations partaking in the documentary’s celebration. Director Madeline Flagler first approached Brawley earlier in the year to discuss a partnership with the WBLA, which will hold its annual Longboard Classic and SUP Surfing PRO-AM the same weekend as Surfalorus.Having worked closely with the WBLA in the past, Brawley was more than happy to suit up and hit the waves alongside new collaborators. Thus, it’s allowed the film festival to move its celebrations to Wrightsville Beach entirely. “That was our dream from the very beginning, but we knew we were going to have grow [Surfalorus] and have to test out some things,” Brawley tells. “When we all came

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together and approached some of the venues there was an added value because [they] got to work with all three organizations that are doing really cool things in their own right.” Despite the festival’s newfound affiliations, film ultimately remains the most significant aspect of Surfalorus. The low-key, laid-back event typically draws in a crowd of 1,000. Though surf films can be seen throughout November’s cultural staple, Cucalorus, the local surf scene merited Surfalorus to become its own entity. “Surf culture has such a deep history in our region, and there was a real potential for exploring surf movies,” Brawly comments. “It was sort of a natural, organic outgrowth.” “The Endless Summer” largely embodies the spirit of Surfalorus. Documentarian Bruce Brown follows Mike Hynson and Robert August around the world during a surfing trip to seek out the perfect wave. The cross the shark-filled waters of Australia to uncharterd areas of West Africa to the beauty of Tahiti. The film will screen at the Holiday Inn Sunspree on Friday, May 2nd at 8:30 p.m. “I always think that some of the most innovative work that I see happens within surf filmmaking,” Brawley discusses. “It’s like music videos [in that] you’ve got a certain boundary and sometimes that’s really liberating.” Sunset Shorts will screen at 7:30 p.m. at Annex Surf Supply. The flicks range are diversified, too. Local film enthusiast Ally Gold’s “Surf Bitch” consists of a found-footage documentary that highlights the presence of women in the water sports community, all set to the tune of Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch.” Likewise, UNCW graduate Russ Roe’s “Hurricane Below the Barrier” is a film

that explores the necessity of change in the infrastructure of the Jersey Shore’s barrier islands. A question and answer session with the filmmakers will follow. Saturday night will feature Catherine Brabec’s “A Life Outside,” an outdoor screening at the Tidal Creek Cooperative. The event will follow the festival’s annual Board and Beach Expo, which displays vendor’s wares in clothing, surf goods, food, and the like. “We’d love to revive that tradition of showing films outdoors at Wrightsville Beach,” Brawley describes of the once historic Lumina Paviliion, which stood at Wrightsville Beach where Blockade Runner now resides, and showed cinematic features. “I think we still have some work to do in terms of figuring out the logistics, but this will be a great test.” The event’s kickoff will be a BBQ meet-andgreet in the Annex Surf Supply parking lot. Savory selections will come from Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue. All events this year will be free. Surf, film and art enthusiast can enjoy live music from bands such as Close Caption and The Carvers throughout the weekend, too, all while getting the Surfalorus logo screen-printed on anything they have in their closet (screenprinting takes place Thursday and Saturday). For a full listing of events visit www.surfalorus.org. “It’s a great way to kick off summer,” Brawley professes. “It feels like a really pivotal year.”

DETAILS: Surfalorus Film Festival Free • www.surfalorus.com Sunset Shorts Thursday, May 1st, 7:30 p.m. Annex Surf Supply 534 Causeway Drive The Endless Summer Friday, May 2nd, 8:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Sunspree 1706 N. Lumina Ave. A Life Outside Saturday, May 3rd, 8:30 p.m. Tidal Creek Cooperative 5329 Oleander Dr.


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A Screened Affair:

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The Cape Fear Independent Film Festival highlights and rewards creative output By: Anghus

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or 14 years, the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival (CFIFF) has focused on regional filmmakers, and cultivated a strong identity for an eclectic blend of films, panels and ceremonies locally. “We give filmmakers a platform and an opportunity to present their talents and hard work to an audience and to communicate their ideas,” first-year festival director Joyce Fernando says. “Attendees are able to view the result of a filmmaker’s passion come to life onscreen, which can, and does in most instances, inspire.” Fernando, active in the Wilmington arts community since 2001, has contributed to past CFIFF events as a volunteer. She boasts CFIFF because of the intimacy it offers. “Festival-goers have the opportunity to see and meet filmmakers and cast members one-on-one,” she notes. “It is a very relaxed atmosphere. [This year] we have worked hard to create a schedule and [add] venues that will allow for attendees to see the majority of the films we are showing this year.” CFIFF continues its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the best films in a number of categories, but also to recognize the hard work put forth from its creators. This year inaugurates two new monikers for their slate of honors. Filmmaker Karen Labbe has helped put together the first award honoring female directors. This year to recognize will introduce a screenwriting award, “The Don,” named for screenwriter Don Payne (“The Simpsons,” “Thor: The Dark World”), originally from Wilmington, who passed away last year. Honored for his love of screenwriting, acting, filmmaking, and the support he selflessly and secretly gave to younger, up-and-coming artists, The Don winner will be chosen by “The Simpson’s” producer Joel H. Cohen. The backbone of the festival is, of course, the films. This years’ festival has a wide array of offerings, with all-access passes going for $50 and individual screening tickets running from $8-$10. The entire lineup of films, artist panels, and award ceremonies can be found at www.cfifn.org, but here’s a look at some of the highlights:

in the gin’s machinery. Not all there, Ned believes CW can give back his arm, and a chilling drama unfolds. Director Tim Guinee was extremely passionate about the material. “Written in 1985, [the script is] a cautionary tale about the danger of stratifying our treatment of other human beings,” Guinee explains. “When I read it almost 30 years after it was written, I realized it is a prophetic and relevant social-issue drama. We now live in a world where top executives make thousands of times [more] money [than] workers on the factory floor. However one may feel about this conversation, the popularity of movements like Occupy Wall Street show that the discussion is still alive, current and energetic.” The story comes from renowned playwright Horton Foote, also Guinee’s father-in-law. Guinee is best known in Wilmington as Ben from the NBC series “Revolution,” which filmed much of its first season in town. Every independent film has to deal with obstacles, but Guinee found himself dealing with a great deal more than the usual hurdles a filmmaker faces. “My father died during the week of pre-production,” he details. “He had suffered the twin degradations of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s for years. His death wasn’t unexpected, but, like the death of any parent, it was shocking and monumental. I had to make a decision whether to attend his funeral or continue on and make the movie.” Guinee’s film has received a great deal of praise from notable talents like Robert Duvall, director Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon.

The Cabining Directed by Steve Kopera Saturday, May 3rd • 7 p.m. Thalian Hall Studio Theater • 310 Chestnut St. Jeff Goodwin has a long history in the Wilmington area, boasting credits that go back to the earliest productions in our area with films like “Cat’s Eye,” “Blue Velvet” and “Raw Deal.” The makeup effects veteran will talk about his work in today’s industry, and what has and has not changed over the years. Essentially, he will providethree decades of perspective. Also, his seminar will be followed by feature horror film “The Cabining.” “The Cabining” tells the story of two hapless screenwriters, who get one last chance to make it big, thanks to a benevolent uncle. One Armed Man Yet, the offer comes with the stipulation: to be Directed by Tim Guinee completed in two weeks. In order to focus, the Saturday, May 3rd • 1 p.m. Browncoat Pub and Theatre • 111 Grace St. the protagonists go to an artists’ retreat, and CW Rowe owns a cotton gin in Harrison, one-by-one the artists start dying. Texas, and his success leads him to wholeheartedly believe in the American dream. The Imagine I’m Beautiful only thing disrupting his oblivious notions are Directed by Meredith Edwards his weekly visits from Ned, who lost an arm Saturday, May 3rd • 7:30 p.m.

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He teaches courses in screenwriting and film production, as well as oversees the internship program. He was a 2003 semifinalist in the Academy Award Foundation’s Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, and he has optioned six screenplays, including projects for Cher and Gregory Hines. Terry studied screenwriting with Robert McKee, Janet Roach and Michael Hauge. His first feature, “Don’t Know Yet,” tells the story of a lost soul adrift in misery. A heartbroken man lets the hitchhikers he collects determine his direction and destiny. Everything changes when he meets a free-spirited woman who guides him on a journey of healing and self-discovery while hiding a secret of her own. The film features a notable collection of talented actors with ties to the region, including David Andrews, Cullen Moss and Shane Callahan. Linehan has secured digital distribution for the feature, and this will be the last opportunity to see the film on the big screen.

Browncoat Pub and Theatre • 111 Grace St. The reality-bending drama, “Imagine I’m Beautiful,”directed by UNC Wilmington graduate Meredith Edwards, chronicles the life of Lana. The young woman moves to New York to begin a new life after her mother’s sudden death. After moving in with Kate—a testy young woman who recently miscarried and broke up with her long-term boyfriend, Geoff—Lana begins to win Kate’s friendship. As they become increasingly dependent on one another, Lana feels as though she has created a new family. This “family”soon includes Lana’s new boyfriend, Massi, and Geoff, now back in Kate’s life thanks to a reunion orchestrated by Lana. Kate’s newfound happiness is threatened, as she is unable to fully recover in such a brief time. Consequently, she can’t bring herself to be intimate with Geoff again. Lana begins sleeping with Geoff, preventing him from seeking sex elsewhere. Placated that her family is secure for the moment, Lana places a call to her supposedly dead mother, Dorothy. This phone call results in a very much alive Dorothy coming face-to-face with Kate. Dorothy and Kate confront Lana, forcing her to face the truth of her colliding realities. Don’t Know Yet Directed by Terry Linehan Friday, May 2nd • 7:30pm Thalian Hall Studio Theater • 310 Chestnut St. After a career as a tall-ship sailor and boatbuilder, Terry Linehan joined the UNCW Film Studies Department in 2000 as a lecturer.

Actor for Hire Directed by Marcus Mizelle Friday, May 2nd • 8 p.m. Browncoat Pub and Theatre • 111 Grace St. Marcus Mizelle spent a number of years working in Wilmington before migrating to Hollywood to take the next step in his career. He returns to Wilmington’s port city to scree his latest endeavor, “Actor for Hire.” “The inspiration for ‘Actor for Hire’ came when I was between directing music videos, and the usual urge to find the next narrative struck,” he tells. “I was sitting in the backyard, talking with my friend and neighbor Jesse. He began telling me about his usual week of shortcomings as an aspiring actor here in Los Angeles. Jesse’s real-life situations and comedic reactions to them had me laughing immediately; needless to say, the light bulb went off. An exaggerated version of his current life was the next project. It also was a chance to highlight the various absurdities and clichés of LA [and] celebrity culture, which I find super interesting.” Soon enough Mizelle was assembling a cast and crew in the greater Los Angeles area to put together the short film series. Mizelle talked a little about the differences between shooting on the East Coast and West Coast. “It’s harder to secure locations [in LA], as almost every single establishment isn’t impressed if you have a movie idea and a camera,” he notes. “They just want money, and the last group probably destroyed the place. In Wilmington, people are certainly more about getting on board. Wilmington is a special creative bubble, perfect for creative execution. I can’t wait to shoot there again with my friends.”


Failed Re-imagining:

arts > film

‘Brick Mansions’ flounders on all accounts

reel to reel films this week

By: Anghus

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Cinematique at Thalian Hall’s Main Stage (unless otherwise noted) 310 Chestnut Street • $8-$10 Mondays through Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted), 7 p.m. www.thalianhall.org

ancing on someone’s grave is never fun, nor is it the sport of kings. Paul Walker was an actor whose meteoric rise to stardom came as somewhat surprising. He was that good-looking, clean-cut California dude, perfectly suited to play the heel in movies like “Pleasantville” or “She’s All That.” His ascension to marquee-idol was a little less convincing. He always struck me as a low-rent Keanu Reeves. Sure, he was charming enough, but you’d never consider him a master thespian. He found big-screen success with the “Fast and Furious” franchise but struggled to find anything worthy outside of the high-octane franchise. “Brick Mansions” falls victim to the latter. The film is a Western remake of a superior French movie called “District B13.” Back in the mid-aughts it was deemed “the bomb, yo” by movie hipsters and featured an exciting new form of accelerated movement called “parkour.” This was quite awesome in a time where the Internet wasn’t flooded with parkour videos featuring very brave, very crazy people running, jumping and crashing their way through urban environments. Now, the whole thing seems ridiculously dated. Detroit is a city on the verge of collapse. Sadly, that’s not even fiction anymore. The worst neighborhood in Detroit is a walledoff housing community, lovingly known as “Brick Mansions.” The worst criminal scum of the city are housed inside. Lino (David Belle) is a vigilante operating in this hellhole, trying to get drugs off the street to help put a dent in the criminal enterprises of local crime kingpin Tremaine (the Wu Tang Clan’s very own RZA). He responds by kidnapping Lino’s girlfriend as bait. Damien (Paul Walker), an undercover cop, has his own vendetta against Tremaine, since Tremaine was responsible for Damien’s father’s death. When the mayor of Detroit offers Damien an assignment that takes him inside the war zone, he jumps at the opportunity to exact his revenge. The mission involves a stolen atomic bomb which threatens to level Brick Mansions in 14 hours. Damien and Lino form a tenuous partnership as they try to save the city from atomic destruction while punching and kicking their way through the hood. I’ve been gorging myself on action films lately. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was an amazing big-budget spectacle, and “The Raid 2” was another inspired mar-

FAILED PERFORMANCE: The late Paul Walker fails to emote as Damien in the parkour-heavy ‘Brick Mansions.’ Courtesy photo

It doesn’t do anything to improve on the original and, like last year’s tumultuous “Oldboy” remake, is 10 years too late.

tial arts masterpiece. In comparison, “Brick Mansions” falls flat. Terribly acted, poorly filmed and even at it’s most well-intentioned moments, it is laughable. Paul Walker comes unconvincing as a badass, and his fight sequences are about as well-orchestrated as a third-grade performance of “12 Angry Men.” David Belle is gifted physically, but his acting is more wooden than a petrified forest. Do I need to waste words on the acting chops of RZA? As an onscreen presence, he’s closer to Ol’ Dirty Bastard than Method Man. The whole movie is an ugly mess. The filmmakers don’t take the whole affair too seriously, but even with an airy, light tone the best “Brick Mansions” can achieve is being harmless garbage. The movie feels like a time capsule to an era of films best left forgotten. Producer Luc Besson has made a career putting together Euro-centric action franchises like “The Transporter,” “Taken” and “Taxi.” Most of his projects have a gimmick. “Brick Mansions” relies heavily on parkour to separate it from other action films. That’s all the style it has, which makes it about as relevant as Chris Klein’s “Mama Mia!” audition on Funny or Die, or Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell’s SNL digital short, “Lazy Sunday.” Ultimately, the film needs to not exist.

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5/7: Don’t miss “Tim’s Vermmer,” a compelling, true drama for the art lover! Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photorealistically—150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Directed by the illusionist and magician Teller. (PG-13 1hr, 20min)

Brick Mansions ★★★★★ Starring Paul Walker, David Belle and RZA Directed by Camille Delamarre Rated PG-13

4/12: “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” chronicles Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, who in her late -80s remains as ferociously funny as ever. This hilarious and poignant portrait reveals the Emmy Awardwinner both on and off stage. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of “30 Rock,” or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist. Featuring James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones. (Unrated, 1hr, 20min) All area movie listings and paragraph synopses can be found at encorepub.com.

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Of Time and Place:

arts > art

Janette Hopper opens second chapter of art show at Costello’s By: Sarah Richter

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ack in February, local artist Janette Hopper opened an exhibition at Costello’s Piano Bar, downtown Wilmington. Unlike any other in town, it features Hopper’s work for six months, and every two months her work rotates between “chapters” she’s devised. Functioning as a retrospective of sorts, Hopper’s exhibition takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through her expansive, prolific, and inspirational career covering prints, paintings and sketches. Growing up in the Midwest, Hopper has traveled internationally with her career, teaching in Denmark and showing across the world and the United States. From woodcuts to nature scenes, she draws inspiration from her surroundings. In tune to the current of humanities vices and virtues, one of Hopper’s most recent printmaking endeavors explored the seven deadly sins in a contemporary context. It comically reflected how someone wholly removed from our society would be struck by our actions and attitudes. While her self-reflective prints come down, Hopper next will hang a body of paintings titled “Nature the Killer App.” Her aim is “to glorify

nature because nature is the ultimate,” according to the artist. “It offers our resources both spiritual and physical, the source of the planet and beyond.” Nature is—and always has been—a major influence for Hopper. A visit to her tranquil backyard studio is illuminated by the sun and has its own natural ceiling thanks to a high frieze of trees. Her work establishes a sense of place. As a world traveler who has lived in Idaho, Columbia and Denmark, Hopper understands the importance of finding a home wherever you are. “Each place is different and possesses different colors and feelings,” she says. “Sometimes it is our first home, but for me it turns into everywhere I go.” Hopper says her work becomes a language to dictate and detail the area in which she resides. “I make a record of myself and space at that time,” she continues. “I am always trying to

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GOLDEN GLOW: Janette Hopper’s latest work of Greenfield Lake is part of “Nature the Killer App,” the second chapter in her three-chapter series, “Dancing Through My Blogosphere.’” Courtesy of artist.

capture how a place feels.” Through a comprehensive understanding of colors, Hopper’s sensitive and exquisite use of warms and cools reveal a sense of immediacy. With her paintings of Greenfield Lake and Bald Head Island, she has captured her place in Wilmington. “In these pieces, since people will recognize the scenery, I want to focus on more of the detail and make people see what’s really beautiful,” she explains. Hopper maintains an expansive knowledge and love for art history, as well. Her work contains references to those who created before her. Natural landscapes come inspired by a group of artists, American landscape painters, who don’t generally get much attention. Working during the middle part of the 19th century, these artistic icons are always overshadowed by their European counterparts, who were starting art movements such as romanticism, expressionism and impressionism around the same time. American artists on the other hand were beginning to expand as a country and push toward the West Coast. Exposure to this new frontier welcomed a whole new world. Hopper refers to them as visionaries. “They had a mood to their painting, and they tried to capture exactly what they saw,” Hopper says. “Through these works, we can feel their sense of wonder and awe, exactly what they were feeling.” Hopper goes on to note that landscape painters are unique in the realm of the artist because the idea of a sense of place is so important to

them. “Take Georgia O’Keefe, for example,” Hopper says, “she left a bustling art career in New York to move out to New Mexico and make her home there. She was so drawn to the western US that it was only there was she able to create the truly iconic works of art she is known for.” It is this dedication and inspiration in a place that also fuels much of Hopper’s landscape painting. Not forgetting the European forefathers, Hopper notes almost all great art movements were started by a landscape painter. “That dedication to taking the natural world and challenging the way we see it has been the precursor of every revolutionary art movement,” she says. Cezzane, the mysterious member of the impressionists, almost feels out of place when categorized with others’ works. A fanatical painter, particularly of Mount St. Victorie in southern France, his fanaticism paid off and eventually led to the development of cubism and the birth of Picasso as one of the world’s greatest artists. This artistic shift was the product of a landscape artist who saw the world in a different way. Hopper’s strong opinions about the historical importance of landscapes are also reminiscent of her personal beliefs. “There is something very primitive in ourselves,” she states, “that wants to connect with nature.” In a world filled with iPhones, TV, instant gratification, and endless bounds in technological advances, Hopper is reminding us that nature and our surroundings are the original “app.” Nature has the power to change a mood, views and impress itself heavily upon a memory of place. The second chapter of the overall, aptly titled, “Dancing through my Blogosphere,” by Janette Hopper will be on display at Costello’s through the beginning of June.

DETAILS Nature the Killer App Second chapter of “Dancing Through My Blogosphere” By Janette Hopper Hangs through June Costello’s Piano Bar 211 Princess Street Mon.-Sun., 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.


Artfuel.inc 2165 Wrightsville Ave. (910) 343 5233 Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. www.artfuelinc.com

Artfuel is pleased to bring a one-man showing of Fleetwood Covington. The Wilmington local has a national client base, and has works shown in the House of Blues. All are welcome!

ArtExposure! 22527 Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC 910-803-0302 • 910-330-4077 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (or by appt.) www.artexposure50.com

ArtExposure is sponsoring an invitational to all artists for its annual “Art of the Car” show. Entry forms can be downloaded on www.artexposure50.com/call for entries. Deadline to enter is April 29th and the opening reception will be on May 9th at 6pm. First, second and third place awards will be presented. We will be starting our Children’s Art Camps at the end of June. We also have classes offered on the “Classes for adults and teens page.”

CAPE FEAR NATIVE 114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.capefearnative.com

cape Fear Native presents Carolina Beach native David Chappell with his wife, Pat. From church musician to pipe-organ tuner/technician to director of information technology, the constant has been photography and the need to express himself. He enjoys capturing our beautiful Cape Fear region. Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists and craftspeople inspired by nature. Here you'll find original paintings on canvas and reclaimed river wood, handmade jewelry, local photography, sail bags, handmade wood products, tiles, note cards, historic maps, books and our exclusive Wilmington city map tees/totes/ prints.

WILMA W. DANIELS GALLERY 200 Hanover St., CFCC parking deck, first level 910-362-7431 Tues.-Fri., noon - 5 p.m.

Cape Fear Community College presents “Under the Dome/Recent Works by Jack Bender.” Bender’s an artist and film/ TV industry professional (“Lost,” “Alias,” “The Sopranos,” “Felicity”), who grew

up in LA. He uses painting as a storytelling medium to explore the intersection of spirituality, pop-culture, and contemporary American politics in ways that are both intellectually provocative and visually stimulating. His works are intensely personal and raw. There will be a few pieces on display that were featured on the show last season. All pieces (excluding the few featured on TV last year) will be for sale.

New Elements Gallery 201 Princess St. (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.) www.newelementsgallery.com

"Organic Matter" features the recent works of Raleigh artists Kevin Bass and Kristen Dill—an exhibition about nature and its elements. Work will include both abstract and impressionistic paintings using form, color and texture to convey the artists' vision. Meet the artists and discuss their work. The exhibition will remain on display through May 17th.

River to Sea Gallery 225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf (free parking) • (910)-763-3380 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5p; 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 will enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. “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.

SUNSET RIVER Marketplace 10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) • (910) 575-5999 Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. sunsetrivermarketplace.com

In the historic fishing village of Calabash, NC, over 10,000-plus square feet of fine arts is showcased. Clay art and pottery; oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, pastels and acrylics; plus award-winning metalworks, wood pieces, hand-blown glass, fiber art, artisan-made jewelry and more. Sunset River Marketplace has become a popular destination for visitors, a gathering place for artists and a center of the community, thanks to its onsite pottery studio, complete with two kilns; a custom master framing department; and art classrooms for workshops and ongoing instruction. encore | april 30 – may 6, 2014 | www.encorepub.com 21


grub&guzzle

Southeastern NC’s premier dining guide

Blue Asia

341 S. College Rd. (910) 799-0002

American OGDEN TAP ROOM

Wilmington’s go to Southern Gastro-Pub. With a menu featuring some southeast favorites and a few from the bayou. Ogden Tap Room offers a selection the whole family will enjoy. With 40 beers on tap from around the world, The O Tap is a Craft Beer Enthusiast dream come true. Ogden Tap Room also has a great wine selection as well as a full bar featuring the areas largest Bourbon selection. You are sure to leave Ogden Tap Room a happy camper. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Thurs 11:00amMidnight, Fri & Sat 11:00am-1:00 am, Sunday Noon - Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Ogden ■ FEATURING: Live Team Trivia Tues 7:30-9:30pm ■ MUSIC: Every Thursday 7:00-9:00 ■ WEBSITE: www.ogdentaproom.com

BLUEWATER

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 award-winning 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

Blue surf cafÉ

Sophisticated Food…Casual Style. We offer a menu that has a heavy California surf culture influence while still retaining our Carolina roots. We provide a delicate balance of flavors and freshness in a comfortable and inviting setting. We offer a unique breakfast menu until noon daily, including waffles, skillet hashes and sandwiches. Our lunch menu is packed with a wide variety of options, from house roasted pulled pork, to our mahi and signature meatloaf sandwich. Our dinner features a special each night along with our house favorites Braised Beef Brisket, Mojo Pork and Mahi. All of our entrees are as delicious as they are inventive. We also have a full beer and wine list. Come try the “hidden gem” of Wilmington today. 250 Racine Drive, Wilmington 910-523-5362. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Daily Specials, Gluten Free Menu, Gourmet Hot Chocolates, Outdoor Patio, New Artist event first Friday of every month and Kids Menu. ■ WEBSITE: www.bluesurfcafe.com

The dixie grill

The Dixie Grill has undergone numerous transformations over the years. It has been a white linen establishment, a no-frills diner and pool hall, a country café and now a

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classic American diner. The menu hearkens back to an aesthetic that equated good food with freshness, flavor and a full stomach. This combination has earned The Dixie Grill the Encore Reader’s Choice award for “Best Breakfast” and “Best Diner” several times. Call the Dixie an homage to the simplicity of southern cuisine, call it a granola greasy spoon, call it whatever you like. Just sit back, relax and enjoy!. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST and LUNCH:

OPEN 7 days a week. Serving Breakfast and Lunch daily from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Wilmington

CATCH

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 DINNER: Mon.-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 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 60 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: MondaySaturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-7989464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the Sum-

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■ WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com

Elijah’s

Since 1984, Elijah’s has been Wilmington, NC’s outdoor dining destination. We feature expansive indoor and outdoor waterfront dining, with panoramic views of riverfront sunsets. As a Casual American Grill and Oyster Bar, Elijah’s offers everything from fresh local seafood and shellfish to pastas, sandwiches, and Certified Angus Beef selections. We offer half-priced oysters from 4-6 every Wednesday & live music with our Sunday Brunch from 11-3. Whether you are just looking for a great meal & incredible scenery, or a large event space for hundreds of people, Elijah’s is the place to be. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 11:30-


10:00; Friday and Saturday 11:30-11:00 ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Wilmington Kids menu available

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 drinks 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. Enjoy two locatons: 3317 Masonboro Loop Rd., and 1900 Eastwood Rd. in Lumina Station. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 Days a Week Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Masonboro Loop & Lumina Station ■ FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com

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

Trolly Stop HENRY’S

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 Independence 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

K’s Cafe

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

Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a five-store franchise in Southeastern North Carolina. Since 1976 they have specialized in storemade chili, slaw and various sauces. As of more recently, select locations (Fountain Dr. and Southport) have started selling genuine burgers and cheese steaks (Beef & Chicken). Our types of hotdogs include beef & Pork (Trolly Dog), all-beef (Sabrett), pork smoked sausage, Fat Free (Turkey) & Veggie. Call Individual Stores for hours of operation or Look at our website trollystophotdogs.com Catering available, now a large portion of our business. Call Rick at 297-8416 for catering and franchise information. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ LOCATIONS: Wrightsville Beach (910) 256-

3921 Southport (910) 457-7017 Front St. Wilmington (910) 251-7799 Fountain Dr. (910) 452-3952 Boone, NC (828) 265-2658 ■ WEBSITE: www.trollystophotdogs.com

Pine valley market

Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s BestOf 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 take-home 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

Asian BLUE ASIA

Blue Asia serves a wide range of Asian and Pacific Rim cuisines, in Chinese, Japanese and Thai, prepared by experienced chefs. By offering only the freshest seafood, meats and vegetables, chefs prepare classic sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi, as well as hibachi tempura dishes, and favorites like Pad Thai or chicken and broccoli. A large selection of appetizers, such as dumplings and spring rolls, along with homemade soups and salads, make Blue Asia a fusion experience, sating all palates. Folks dine in an upscale ambiance, transporting them to far-away metropolises. We always serve a full menu, and we specialize in the original all-you-can-eat, made-to-order sushi for lunch ($11.95) or dinner ($20.95). With specialty cocktails and full ABC permits, we welcome families, students, young professionals and seasoned diners alike. 341 S. College Rd., Ste 52. 910-799-0002.www.blueasiabistro.info ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Wed, 11am10pm; Thurs-Sat, 11am-10:30pm; Sun, noon-10pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, near UNCW ■ FEATURING: All-you-can-eat, made-to-order sushi for lunch ($11.95) or dinner ($20.95). ■ WEBSITE: www.blueasia.info

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

YoSake Downtown Sushi lounge

Lively atmosphere in a modern setting, Yosake is the delicious Downtown spot for date night, socializing with friends, or any large dinner party. Home to the neverdisappointing Shanghai Firecracker Shrimp! In addition to sushi, we offer a full Pan Asian menu including curries, noodle dishes, and the ever-popular Crispy Salmon or mouth-watering Kobe Burger. Inspired features change weekly showcasing our commitment to local farms. Full bar including a comprehensive sake list, signature cock-

tails, and Asian Import Bottles. 33 S. Front St., 2nd Floor (910) 763-3172. ■ SERVING DINNER: 7 nights a week @ 5PM; SunWed until 10pm, Thurs until 11pm, Fri & Sat until Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 1/2 Price Sushi/Appetizer Menu nightly from 5-7, until 8 on Mondays, and also 10-Midnight on Fri/Sat. Tuesday LOCALS NIGHT - 20% Dinner Entrees. Wednesday 80S NIGHT - 80s music and menu prices. Sundays are the best deal downtown - Specialty Sushi and Entrees are Buy One, Get One $10 Off and 1/2 price Wine Bottles. Nightly Drink Specials. GlutenFree Menu upon request. Complimentary Birthday Dessert. ■ WEBSITE: www.yosake.com - @yosakeilm on Twitter & Instagram. Like us on Facebook.

SZECHUAN 132

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

INDOCHINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient 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

THAI SPICE

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

Indian TANDOORI BITES

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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: Mon. - Fri. 11-2:30 pm (Lunch Buffet) & 5-10 pm (Dinner), Sat. - Sun. 11:30 -3:00 pm (Lunch) & 5-10 pm (Dinner) ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet ■ 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 6 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

Italian EDDIE ROMANELLI’S

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

AMORE PIZZA AND PASTA

We believe fresh ingredients and good conversation are what makes a meal. You will discover that pleasure and happiness does not stop with the food we prepare, but will spill over into the warm, casual atmosphere we provide. Every guest is a welcome part of our family from the moment they walk through the doors. Whether you are looking for a fresh salad from the garden, a hot sub from the oven, a dish of pasta, or a pizza straight from your own creation; you will find it here! From calzones, strombolis and meatballs, every dish is made fresh to order. Our homemade dough and sauce is made daily, as we strive for the best, using the highest quality ingredients. Complete your meal with our decadent desserts, such as the popular Vesuvius cake or our Chocolate Thunder cake. We serve cheesecake, cream puffs, and made-to-order cannolis and Zeppoli. We offer cozy outdoor seating, big-screen TVs—and ice cold beer served with a frosted glass, as well as wine. Please call for daily specials, such as homemade lasagna and brisket. 2535 Castle Hayne Rd.; (910) 762-1904. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Thurs: 11am to 9pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 11am-7pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington near the airport ■ FEATURING:$4.99 lunch special: 2 slices and a drink, from 11 am-3pm; $4.99 10in. pizza after 3pm; $4.99 for 6 wings all day

ELIZABETH’S PIZZA

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 at 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 Veal Saltimbocca, Eggplant Parmigiana, USDA Prime Sirloin, and award-winning NY style hand-tossed pizzas, Fat Tony’s is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Their appetizers range from Blue Crab Dip to Grilled Pizzas to Lollipop Lamb Chops. Proudly supporting the craft beer movement, they have an ever-changing selection of microbrews included in their 27-tap lineup – 12 of which are from NC. They have a wide selection of bottled beers, a revamped wine list, and an arsenal of expertly mixed cocktails that are sure to wet any whistle. Fat Tony’s offers lunch specials until 3pm Monday through Friday and a 10% discount to students and faculty at CFCC. They have two pet-friendly patios – one looking out onto Front Street and one with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. With friendly, excellent service and a fun, inviting atmosphere, expect to have your expectations exceeded at Fat Tony’s. Find The Flavor…..Craft Beer, Craft Pizza! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday 11 am-Midnight; Sunday Noon-10 pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ WEBSITE: www.fatpub.com ■ FEATURING: Daily lunch specials until 3pm and late night menu from 11pm until closing.

Siena Trattoria

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

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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 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) and $5.99 Student meal. Catering options are available. ■ 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 ■ 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

Organic LOVEY’S MARKET

Pizzetta’s Pizzeria

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 (910799-4300) 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

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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 highestquality 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) 256-2229 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

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.

Seafood DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR

Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore read-


ers, 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 “Bohemian-Chic” 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 Pilot House

The Pilot House Restaurant is Wilmington’s premier seafood and steak house with a touch of the South. We specialize in local seafood and produce. Featuring the only Downtown bar that faces the river and opening our doors in 1978, The Pilot House is the oldest restaurant in the Downtown area. We offer stunning riverfront views in a newly-renovated relaxed, casual setting inside or on one of our two outdoor decks. Join us for $5.00 select appetizers 7 days a week and live music every Friday and Saturday nigh on our umbrella deck. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 910-343-0200 2 Ann Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm and Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm. Kids menu ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Riverfront Downtown Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Fresh local seafood specialties, Riverfront Dining, free on-site parking ■ MUSIC: Outside Every Friday and Saturday

HIERONYMUS

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. ■ WEBSITE: www.hieronymusseafood.net

OCEANIC

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

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

FISH BITES

Home of the freshest seafood in town, and Wilmington’s only Live Lobster Tank. Try one of our signature entrees like Fish Bites Tuna Filet, Stuffed Flounder or The Fishermans Stew. We have unique appetizers like Oyster Bombs, Shrimp Bombs, or Grouper Cheeks(who knew Groupers had cheeks!!). Have your Fresh Catch prepared to your delight, pan seared, grilled, blackened, broiled or fried. We will accomodate any taste. The Daily Special Board features creative dishes that highlight our Chef’s creative culinary skills. We make a fantastic steamer platter with Crab Legs, Shrimp, Clams, Oysters and Mussels. The possibilities are endless. We have the largest selection of seafood in the area. Not only are we a seafood restaurant, but a fresh market as well. Take home your Fresh Seafood selection and cook it your favorite way. We also have take out. Don’t forget our made from scratch desserts. Come in and enjoy a fresh beverage from our

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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,” coowner 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) 7982913. ■ 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

Rd. near UNC W, this lively sports-themed 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.

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Hell's Kitchen

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. 763-4133. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & ■ LATE NIGHT: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 1/2 priced select appetizers

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full service “Bottems Up Bar”. Whether you just need something to curb your appetite or a full meal, we have something for everyone. Daily food specials and Drink Specials offered. Kids Menu available. So come in and enjoy the most amazing seafood you have ever tasted! 6132-11 Carolina Beach Rd. (910) 791-1117

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Foodie Destination: ILM

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Second annual wine and food fest expands to three days at Bellamy By: Shea Carver

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ast year, Chrissy Absi Bonney, owner of Wilmington Wine off Castle Street, oversaw the first Wilmington Wine and Food Festival, along with her Bacchus’ Brood group: Shawn Underwood of Whole Foods, Amy Siler of Divine Wines, Sheri Withorn of Ararat, David Koebly and Beth Flaherty of Country Vintner, Zak Kilson of Wilmington Wine, Mike and Denise Summerlin of Grapevine Distributors, and Heather Smith of Juice Wine Purveyors. The one-day event, held at St. Thomas Preservation Hall, raised $3,000 for local nonprofits 1,000 People Who Care and the Cape Fear River Watch. Returning in 2014, it has evolved into a three-day fundraiser for the Bellamy Mansion and Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. “It was our goal from the beginning to grow the festival into a multi-day event with a diverse range of interactive epicurean experiences highlighting the area’s unique culture,” Bonney says. “We wanted to continue our support of local charities that make a difference in our community. The historic integrity of our city is defined by grand antebellum homes such as the Bellamy Mansion. The Open Gate Domestic Violence Shelter empowers victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing shelter and ongoing support services. Unfortunately, this issue is often made worse by alcoholism, and we wanted to support their mission of providing public awareness and prevention programs.” The festival will host top-notch area chefs and restaurateurs, along with wine, beer and spirit vendors. It will kick off with a pre-festival Bellamy Progressive Tasting on May 1st at 6:30 p.m. The event boasts the historic architecture of Wilmington, as guests tour

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across four homes in the historic district of downtown to sample wine and hor d’oeuvres. Pours will come from Carr Vineyards’ owners and winemakers Jessica and Ryan Carr, and Brazos Wine Imports’ Brian Ravitsky, and Valkyrie Selections. Tickets ($40) include two wines at each home, as well as paired bites and desserts from five local caterers (call 910-251-3700 to reserve). The official festival kickoff takes place Friday night with a BBQ wrapped in a Kentucky Derby theme and sponsored by Trey Herring’s Carolina Bourbon. Three local bartenders will compete in a Derby-inspired cocktail mix-off made with Carolina Bourbon. Likewise, the Italian liqueur, Amaro Montenegro, will be incorporated into the signature drinks. “All bartenders [who wanted to be considered] submitted their drinks to a judging panel a week prior to the festival,” Bonney tells. “The top three will go head to head at the cocktail party, emceed by [local food writer] Liz Biro.” Attendees will be able to vote on the drink samples. As well, the evening will feature a chef BBQ sauce competition, again with votes culled by ticket-holders. Plus, local musicians will be playing throughout the night. The main event, the Corks and Forks Grand Tasting, takes place Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and features a plethora of local eateries and beverage vendors. Returning to the lineup from 2013 are The Fortunate Glass, The Basics, Topsee Tulip Frosting (originally Coastal Cupcakes), and The Little Dipper. As

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well, Rx and their new sister restaurant, Pembroke’s, will make a comeback featuring their pork-centric signatures. “CAM will be creating a vegetarian dish,” Bonney tells, concocted with shucked corn and chile-lime butter, queso fresco and micro greens. “Blue Surf is doing beef brisket braciole, stuffed with Johnston County ham, roasted red peppers and Swiss chard.” Along with The Melting Pot’s chocolatecovered strawberries, folks will get a taste of 9 Bakery and Lounge’s smoked pork belly over yucca mash, topped with a mango gelee. Mega Maki will serve a duo of rolls, featuring the Coastal Vibe (fish wrapped with charred pineapple and poblano pepper and cilantro cream sauce) and Inland Roll (roasted pork wrapped in pickled cucumbers with red onions and scallions, with a sweet and spicy Asian vinaigrette). The Velvet Freeze will scoop out honey-lavender ice cream and lemon basil Italian ice, while Canapé will dish out a smoked fish bite. YoSake and San Juan Cafe round out the competitors, along with 24 beer and wine vendors handing out samples, too. “We set out to include both new and old restaurants and chefs that embodied the spirit of our ever-growing culinary city,” Bonney says. “We want to help portray Wilmington as a foodie destination, much like Charleston has established itself.” Winners of both food and drink categories will be chosen by a panel of local judges. They’ll award best savory and sweet dishes, as well as red and white wines in a variety of genres. Winners will be announced at the Corks and Forks and will receive a glassetched award, designed by Rob Fogle of Lovelife Art Gallery. Moreover, Sarah Rushing has created a commemorative painting for the festival. “We will sell limited signed-and-

numbered artist prints,” Bonney says. “Her artwork can be found at Rx Restaurant.” On Sunday, the event wraps up with Bubbles, Brews and Street Eats, at 1 p.m. It will host local and regional breweries, along with champagne and mimosas, and a food-truck fair. “We are still finalizing our Sunday beer participants, but so far they will include Wilmington-based Front Street Brewery, Good Vibes Brewing, Wilmington Brewing Company, and Flytrap Brewing,” Bonney explains. “We are working to add other emerging breweries in the area.” Aside from Railhouse Brewing Company, out of Aberdeen, NC, as of press, the Bacchus’ Brood was in talks with Sierra Nevada, now a NC brewing hub, to sponsor the event. Beer samples will be poured alongside wineries dishing out the bubbles on Sunday; admission is only $10 and includes five sampling tickets. Additional beer and wine sampling tickets will be available onsite for $1 each. All food-truck sales will be handled separately. Though last year the festival garnered 200 people during its one day, Bonney expects those numerous to quadruple. “This year we are expanding up to 400 people for Saturday’s grand tasting,” she notes. “We are aiming for 200 for both Friday’s and Sunday’s new events.”

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On a Mission:

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New eatery marries smoked meats and charity to lip-smackin’ perfection While ribs, both spare and baby back, are offered in five- and 10-bone servings, they also come in single-bone portions; I sampled one of each. Each taste moderately peppery, with meat that slides away from the bone. In one case I simply dropped the bone entirely, as it was in no way attached to the flesh. I have to give the edge to the pork ribs on this one. Mission makes them with a beautiful use of the flavor-rich pork fat without marring the texture of the chewy rib meat. I admit, dessert comes as a bit of a whiff. The peanut butter pie envelops itself in a grahamcracker dusting I found gritty; though, the peanut butter itself is delicious. And the peach cobbler crust, though commendable, didn’t win more points as it tastes like canned peaches. I know they fit the motif, but I just love fresh peaches too much to ever do that to them. The service could not be friendlier. The staff can’t do enough for you, and gladly answers questions quickly and accurately. The dining room stays clean at even the busiest hours, and dinner service is fast and efficient. In a half dozen trips, I’ve never waited a full 3 minutes from the time I swiped my credit card to the time I sat down to eat. I don’t know how they do it so well (I’m guessing

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’m an admirer of smoked meats and cheeses. I consider smoking to be one of the underrated culinary skills. The new eatery on College Road, in the T.J. Maxx shopping center, Mission BBQ, smokes as well or better than anyone in town. Thus, it’s a welcome addition to the local food scene. One brief confession: I was inclined to like Mission from the get-go. They are staunch supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project, a phenomenal charity which helps injured veterans. I wouldn’t give the food a rave review if it didn’t earn it, but I’m glad I didn’t have to make that call with Mission BBQ. Locals can happily give their money knowing they’ll support a top-flight charity and get an excellent meal. Mission BBQ makes no secret of its patriotic roots. They opened September 11, 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The owners wanted to give back to the people who protect and serve our country. A daily rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" plays at the restaurant, during which all service rightly stops. The walls are adorned with homages to the troops, first-responders and even astronauts. One far wall features a jersey and helmet from the football team of each service academy (Army, Navy and Air Force). An adjoining wall displays a UNC-Chapel Hill jersey which seems a touch out of place, but it’s never a bad idea to play to the preferences of a local audience. Patriotic pride aside, the best reason to visit any restaurant is still the food. Smoking imparts a specific flavor and carries the scent of the wood into the meat. When done properly, smoking makes the flavor fuller and richer. I worked my way through a good deal of the Mission BBQ menu over several visits. I’ll spare you any suspense: If it’s smoked, it’s delicious. Most of the meats are not heavily seasoned, but flavor doesn’t lack. Six different barbecue sauces, conveniently stored in a cardboard box designed for a six-pack, adorn every table. Diners are sure to love some and hate some, but there will be at least one for every taste. The Memphis Belle will likely appeal to the largest number of guests as a tasty but pretty routine barbecue sauce. I was partial to the Smokehouse myself, with hints of burnt carbon offsetting the tomato and vinegar. I could have done without the Tupelo Honey Hot. While it was spicy enough, I find honey a bit cloying. Wait ... scratch that “one for every taste” line. Conspicuously lacking is anything mustard-based. (Sorry, South Carolina.) The brisket is offered lean or wet, meaning with or without additional fat. I’m partial to the lean, but diners won’t go wrong either way. The beef comes with a caramelized crust—a crispy outer layer

that military precision plays a role), but I’m more than a little impressed. Mission BBQ is the total package. This is their first restaurant in NC (they have others in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia), and it offers delicious food that Wilmingtonians can feel good about buying. OK, it’s not the healthiest food I’ve ever reviewed, but I think we can all do a few more minutes on the treadmill for a taste of brisket this good—and to make sure a couple more bucks make their way to the Wounded Warrior Project.

DETAILS Mission BBQ

351 S. College Rd. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun., 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 910-338-2858 http://mission-bbq.com

RIBBED DELIGHT: Don’t miss Mission Barbecue’s fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs and cornbread. Photos by Holland Dotts Photography

brimming with flavor. When served as a sandwich, doused in the Memphis Belle sauce, it becomes a delightfully messy treat. The turkey really shines. Smoked birds can dry out, but this version tastes as moist as any smoked poultry could hope to be. The thin layer of peppered skin gave it a little bite, and that tell-tale pinkish hue cues in diners that it’s been smoked for just the right amount of time. Adding one of their sauces gives it a touch more moisture and flavor, too. No barbecue joint would be complete, or even welcome in North Carolina, without pulled pork. Mission BBQ manages to keep the meat moist without letting it stew in its own juices ‘til it’s soggy. Each porcine bite carries the rich, fatty flavor of the meat in a blend of spices I’m sure they’ll never share. I admit: As a non-native, I’m still partial to beef, but Mission BBQ makes a strong argument for pork. Skin-on fries, crisped to one of the most beautiful golden browns I’ve seen, will complete any meal. They need little else but the hint of salt they’re given. The mac and cheese is a delight because it comes with something a lot of versions don’t have: actual cheese. I could actually see strands of cheese coming up with my fork as it left the bowl. No yellow powder “cheez-like” substance here.

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Wilmington Grandstand:

stablished in 1875, the Kentucky Derby often gets described as one of the most exhilarating sporting events of the year. As the 3-year-old thoroughbred horses take the track for the 1.25 mile race, bets are made and anticipation mounts. The event annually draws a crowd of 150,000 to Louisville, Kentucky’s Churchill Downs. It welcomes everyone from locals to celebrities to presidents to tourists. Taking place the first Saturday of every May, it’s now expected that attendees dress in lavish outfits, with ladies sporting elegant hats, and men finding their best bow tie, while all parties sip on mint juleps. For folks not traveling to horse country to be a part of th event first hand, the Poplar Grove Plantation brings excitement to town with their own Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday, May 3rd. The party will feature a televised viewing of the race,

so attendees can vicariously take part in the cultural staple. “We are situated on 15 acres which provides the perfect backdrop for guests to wander around the lawn [and] support two worthy organizations,” Felicia Greene, director of tourism at Poplar Grove, informs. For the past five years the Junior League of Wilmington has hosted their own Mint Julep Jubilee on Poplar Grove’s grounds; however, this year the plantation is taking over the reins. Their party will raise funds for the educational and animal programs they offer to continue informing on Poplar Grove’s historical contribution locally. “We are mindful to keep our programs informative and relevant for our students, which involves renewing and expanding the resources we offer,” Greene notes. “Funds raised for the animal program will be used toward general upkeep, such as feed and veterinarian services.”

Poplar Grove Plantation saddles up for the Kentucky Derby By: Fiona Ní Shúilleabháin

Above: The fundraiser will benefit programs that teach students about plantation life. Photo courtesy Poplar Grove Plantation

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Their goal is to bring in $10,000, as funds will be shared with another nonprofit, Southeast Coast Equine Rescue League (SCERL). The organization dedicates itself to the compassionate care of horses, and provides care to abused, neglected or abandoned equines, rehabilitating them in an effort to find them a compatible, loving home. Poplar Grove has been working closely with the SCERL, in order to become a rescue site. Currently housing three ponies, the plantation sets their sights on expansion. Throughout the afternoon, visitors can try their luck in a rousing game of horseshoes or play cornhole. As well, three horses will from the equine rescue will be in the pasture throughout the event. In true derby tradition, bets will be placed. The early race will have $5 bets, and the derby will have $10 and $20 bets. Winners will take home a purse of personal training packages, salon treatments, bourbon, and mint julep silver cups, along with other items. There also will be $1 tickets for a 50/50 raffle. Maximizing the spectacle of one’s hat proves essential in the Derby tradition. By effect, the fundraiser will crown the most eye-catching millinery. The winner will receive a $150 gift card to Blush Haus of Beauté, located on Eastwood Road. Massive Grass will play their banjo-infused tunes at the event in honor of the Bluegrass State’s main event. “Whether it is traditional bluegrass tunes, rockto-bluegrass conversions, or their own original songs, Massive Grass mixes their rock ‘n’ roll backgrounds with their love of acoustic mountain music to form a truly unique experience,” Greene tells. The Atlantic Coast Cloggers will demonstrate the American dance, which originates from British Isles, Africa, and pre-Columbian America. “The South took elements of these styles to form this unique dance,” Greene comments. A Thyme Savor will cater the event. Attendees will enjoy cheddar biscuits, bourbon-marinated pork on corn cakes, beef tenderloin with Henry Bain sauce (a vin-

egar, tomato and fruit concoction), deviled eggs, and pickled shrimp. In addition, guests can enjoy chocolate-peanut butter treats by Coastal Cupcakes. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets, and are available until the day before the event but not at the door. The party is limited to 175 guests.

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Calling London:

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Longing for the days of fluent communication By: Joel Finsel

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had to make an international call recently. Nothing big, just a few minutes to an office in London. I could have emailed the information, but with hackers creeping around behind the curtain of our computer screens— diving in and out of people’s accounts like “water bugs” climbing around our bedrooms at night—I figured it was safer to give sensitive info over the phone. It was my first international call in a while and my new phone hadn’t been set up for it. Suri was blocked. Too annoyed to ask her what I should do, I plugged in the “magic jack” I’d unplugged years ago. I sat there, waiting with hunched shoulders for the old desktop to boot up, thinking about how weird it felt to use the word “desktop” to mean this old, gray computer tower—with Intel inside. My wife had taken the dog for a walk, so I had time to sit, relax, and sip tea. My nerves vibrated a bit, because today was the last day I could pay

the entry fee. I was afraid the office might be closing soon, since it was five hours ahead. The screen had come to life but the computer still had other things to do before giving me control. Oh, great, look at that, it’s upgrading me! The black icon turned green, as if begging me “a minute of patience for a lifetime of savings.” Eight minutes later, I wondered if I should have just called my phone company. It was just after 1 p.m. on the East Coast; I had hoped to call earlier. I had been working on a revision of my story for months, and now all could be dashed in a matter of minutes. F’ it, I told myself. It was beyond my control. I went outside. Two puffs later I was back. The screen hadn’t changed, so I tracked back to the bedroom for my phone and dialed 6-1-1. A female android gave a list of options and sounded remotely sexy. In my mind, I saw C-3PO and tried to imagine his sister, glistening silver. I wondered if they’d give her curves? I hit zero. “Hi, this is James, thank you for calling customer service, to whom do I have the pleasure of speaking?”

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“Joel Finsel.” Silence. “And, yes,” James said. “May I call you by your first name?” “Sure.” “OK, and, yes, Joel, how can I help you?” “I would like to make an international call, please.” Silence again. “My phone said it was blocked or something,” I said. “Whatever I need to do, even if I have to change my plan or whatever, it’s cool.” “Oh, OK,” James said. “At first I thought you were asking me to patch you through.” I laughed, thinking, That would be incredible if you could, all of a sudden realizing how much easier things used to be when operators seemed intent to do just that. “No,” I said, playing along. “That would be crazy.” But, would it? “OK, I’m going to have to get someone from international calling on the line to take care of this,” James said. “If you wouldn’t mind, I’m going to put you on hold.” I put the phone on speaker, opened The Paris Review, read about a trip to Norway. I fantasized about a trip to Norway. With my tea finished, I wondered how “magic jack” was doing. Back at the computer, the little dialing box finally appeared. I dialed the access code number with my mouse and was about to hang up on James as the faux landline rang for a second but stopped with a chime. “This phone is incapable of making international calls,” another feminine android said, “Please go to www.&%$#*.com to purchase prepaid international minutes.” Damn! I hung up. The soothing music from my cell phone reminded me that all was not lost. In some cubicle far away, my guy, James— bound to me by big brother’s recording his every move—must have been waiting, too, scooping

some game scores on his handheld until the sophisticated voice from international calls came online. James explained my problem. They pulled up and scrutinized my account—revealing who knows what—before formulating their best response. James finally clicked back on. “Jo`el?” He asked, as if all of a sudden I was French. “Yes,” I said—the way you do when you just want to get on with things. “I have Hubert on the line with us from international calls who will take it from here on out.” “Thank you,” I said. “You’re welcome. Is there anything else I can help you with?” “No thanks,” I said. “OK, then,” James said. “Thank you both and have a great day.” “Mr. Finsel?” The new voice inquired. “Yes.” And the process pushed on until 45 minutes later, I finally was able to call overseas, but only after enduring Hubert’s polite explanation on how to call another country. He spoke as if it was rare and special for Americans. The call to London lasted under 2 minutes. The woman’s distant voice sounded sweet. I imagined her one of the last to leave the office. Quiet copying machines sat on a ledge behind her, rarely used at all anymore. She took my payment info. I wondered whether or not she was married, had a dog or anyone to go home to. Was it raining outside? Would she smile soon? After we hung up, in my mind’s eye I watched as she turned off her monitor, grabbed her coat and purse, off to meet someone for a drink, gold funneling through patches of clouds. Joel Finsel is the author of “Cocktails and Conversations from the Astral Plane,” and writes creative short stories, essays and musings every other week in encore throughout 2014.

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Greenlands Children’s Farm Summer Day Camp

~Homestead Farm~ ~Rescue Petting Farm~ ~Farm Store~ Greenlands Farm is a true homestead farm; we live off of what we produce: your child will be doing the same during the week they spend with us! The experience includes an organic farm lunch and items made by your child on and from our farm.

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Animal Husbandry (egg collection, milking goats, & more!) Soap Making • Canning & Baking, Organic Farming, Veggie Picking, Meal Prep (from what you pick!) Crafts • Farm Games • Pony Rides • Llama Cart Rides Visit our website for more details and application: http://www.greenlandsfarmstore.info/Children_s_Farm.html 668 Midway Road SE • Bolivia, NC M: 704.701.3856 T: 910.253.7934 F: 910.253.9386 E: rachel@greenlandsfarmstore.info W: www.greenlandsfarmstore.info

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s the months get hotter and the school countdown comes to a close, it’s that time of year when parents begin looking for enriching activities for their rugrats to do over summer months. Our area is filled with culture, artistry, the beach, and wildlife, so there’s an activity for kids of all different ages and interests. Developing a child’s curiosity about the world proves vital in ensuring their success. Whether they want to test their sense of adventure, paint a Picasso, cook a three-course meal, or develop their basketball skills, they’re sure to find something throughout this list. Camps provide the perfect opportunity to diversify children’s talents, allow them to build lasting friendships, and even prepare them for their next school year. Here are just a few suggestions... Wilmington Hammerheads Summer Camp Provided by the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Wilmington Hammerheads, comes this summers Wilmington Hammerheads’ Soccer Camp. Teaching fundamental skills to kids aged 5-12, the camp will run from June 16th to June 19th and from July 21st to July 24th. The two sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For Wrightsville Beach dwellers, the camp will run $115, and for non-residents it will cost $140. Attendees will receive a Hammerheads T-shirt, a ticket to the next Hammerheads home game, skills competition, professional coaching, and a pizza party.

child will be doing the same during the week they spend with us: they will eat, bake, and can what we grow! They will get “hands on” experience by milking our goats, making soap, picking vegetables, pony and llama cart rides, and more. Greenlands Farm also has rescue farm animals we use to educate children about each animal: needs, care, and respect.

round programs. Summer programs include art camp for youth as well as performance camp, cooking camp, and cotillion manners camp. Plus, we offer a slew of sports camps in basketball, tennis, soccer, and lacrosse. For a schedule of all of our programs, call (910) 256-7925 or visit the Town’s website: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com. Interested parties should pre-register and prepay for each camp.

UNCW Volleyball Camp Offered for youths of all skill levels, UNCW will hold a Vollyball Camp. Competitive dills and fun volleyball games will instill good sportsmanship as well as vital volleyball skills into attendees. Some camps offer accommodations for Greenland Farms Summer Camp commuters, while others are day camps. For Greenlands Farm is a true homestead a full listing of the details associated with each farm; we live off of what we produce. Your camp, please visit www.volleyballcampsatwilmington.com. Camps include: Beginner: July 18-20 (3rd-8th graders); All Skills: July 18-20 (5th-8th graders); Advanced: July 21-24 (9th-12th graders); Position: July 25-27 (9th-12th graders); Sand Volleyball at Capt. Bills: July 15-16 (9th-12th graders)

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July 21-24 (9th-12th graders)

City of Wilmington Camps The city of Wilmington will host a slew of activities for kids throughout the summer. They'll hold a tennis camp from July 7th 11th, 9 a.m. until noon, for ages 5-17 ($150) at the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex. The also have nature and adventure camps at Halyburton Park ($100 and up) for ages 5-13. For kids aged 8 - 12, looking to grind, Greenfield Skatepark will open from June 16th to June 20th, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.($200) for camp. Parents must provide their child’s own food and equipment. The MLK Center will host camps from June 23rd through August 15th ($25/day), 8a .m. - 5:30 p.m. And Maides Wrighstville Beach Parks & Recreation Camps Park Camp will take place June 16th through The Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation August 15th, with half days from 9 a.m. to 1 Department offers a variety of summer pro- p.m. for only $15/week. grams for youth in addition to our usual year-

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or a decade, Wilmingtonians flocked to Battleship Park every May to celebrate their furry friends and family. More importantly, they attended the annual Paw Jam event to help numerous animal nonprofits, all 501c(3) organizations, continue thriving in our area. Headed by PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) of NC, the event distributed over $100,000 in their 10-year history. Yet, in 2012 they held their last event. “The founders of Paw Jam decided to retire the event and pursue other ventures,” Jennifer Bloech, of the Boston Terrier Rescue of NC, says. “I volunteered with the annual rescue at Paw Jam for many years. The event had grown exponentially, and the donations we, the groups, received became a significant amount of our annual donations.” In 2013 volunteers for Paw Jam came together to start brainstorming ideas on how to resurrect another paw party. Seeing the success firsthand at Battleship Park, they wanted to secure it again for the first annual Pawz in Park. They asked for advice from the Paw Jam founders, plus reached out to local rescue groups, restaurants and beverage companies, as well as media to launch it all via donations. “We started the event this year with zero dollars,” Bloech says, “and have been able to make it possible with donations and sponsor monies. The media has been truly instrumental.” For instance, all half page ads in encore are being paid for by Kingoff’s Jewelers and Colonial Marketing. Likewise, Queensboro donated T-shirts and DPI Printing Company provided all posters, flyers and printing needs. “The support for our first year has been truly phenomenal,” Bloech says. They have 16 rescue groups slated to set up booths: Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas; Great Dane Rescue; Monty’s Home Adoption Top Cat; Canines for Service; Coastal

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Carolina Boston Terrier Rescue; Pender County Humane Society; Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue; Carolina Boxer Rescue; Merit Pit Bull foundation; Adopt-An-Angel; Carolina Poodle Rescue; Sunburst Foundation; Friends FUR Life K9 Rescue; Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services; and Cape Fear Parrott Sanctuary. All donations made at each booth go directly to the rescues. All proceeds from event admission and beer sales go into the operating cost for next April’s throwdown. “There is absolutely no for-profit ventures gained from the event,” Bloech clarifies. Pawz in Park will have a slew of entertainment happening throughout the day. Veterinarians and guest speakers will educate visitors about the importance of spaying and neutering. Rescues will offer info on how to volunteer. As well, Dr. Ernie Ward “America’s Pet Advocate,” a candidate for Senate District 8 in NC, will speak in the morning. “He is a proponent of the puppy mill bill (antibreeder bill legislation) and works in the areas of special needs of senior dogs and cats and pet obesity,” Bloech informs.

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Plus, nationally known author Michael Muller will bring his Boston Terrier, Mirabelle, for whom he’s written a series of books.”[They’re] entirely inspired by his daily walks with her around his Union Square neighborhood,” she says, “and he will be autographing copies.” The Army Corp of Engineers will host Buddy Beaver and Water Saftey Dog to show kids the importance of water safety. Face-painting and bouncy houses will keep the children happily entertained, too, as will the 22 pet-related vendors selling wares. Live music will be performed by Stray Local and Folkstar, and MCs will rotate throughout the day from local radio stations 102.7 WGNI, Coast 97.3, Double Q 101, and 94.5 the Hawk. “Most of all, it’s a venue where pet lovers can just get together and have some fun!” Bloech ensures. Food will be sold by Fuzzy Peach, PT’s, Flaming Amy’s, and Pender County Humane Society will be selling hotdogs. Coastal Beverage will have Miller Lite, Corona and Yeungling for sale, served by Wild Wing Cafe’s donated “beer-tenders.” “We have doggie pools for the animals who want to take a dip,” Bloech says, “and with the help of encore, we will be giving away prizes for our many pet contests—details not totally decided on yet, but we’re considering Best Dressed, Dog/ Human look-a-like and Best Trick contests.” Yet, the main focus will remain on acquainting the public with the pros of adopting a pet over buying one. Recruiting locals for their various causes also remains priority. “Our volunteers are our extended voices,” Bloech explains. “Animal rescue has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever gotten into.”

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antebellum mansion tour. Admission charge. 503 Market St. www.bellamymansion.org.

charity/fundraiser events KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY Kentucky Derby Party, 5/3, 3-7pm. An afternoon of hats, mint juleps, Southern gourmet food, lawn games, and, of course, live coverage of the Kentucky Derby at Poplar Grove Plantation.  Massive Grass will perform their alt-bluegrass. Proceeds will help support our school programs and raise awareness for the efforts of the Southeast Coast Equine Rescue League. Tickets $50/adult: poplargrovekentuckyderby.brownpapertickets.com SCREEN GEMS STUDIOS TOURS Guests will get an insider’s look at the largest studio complex east of California and experience the rich history of EUE/Screen Gems and the films and television shows produced at the facility over the last three decades. Attendees will walk the 10-stage working lot have access to sounds stages and go behind the scenes of the CBS series “Under the Dome.” Guests will see a visual history of the NC film and

television industry in the screening theater where many famous producers, directors and actors have reviewed footage of productions shot at the studio. Tours will be hosted on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm weather permitting throughout the summer. Tours will continue throughout 2014 and beyond. Please check the tour hotline to confirm times throughout the fall and winter. 1223 23rd St. North $12 for adults; $10 for students and military personnel with an ID; $5 for children under 12. Admission is cash only at this time. (910) 343-3433 or http://studios.euescreengems.com/nc/tours. MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL EVENTS 5/10-11: N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Moms love the aquarium and its special programs: “Aquarist Apprentice” (2pm, Sat.) and “Behind The Scenes Tour” (11:15am Sat./Sun. & 1:15pm Sun.). Admission charge. Pre-registration required for programs. NC Aquarium at Ft. Fort Fisher, Kure Beach. 910458-7468. www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher • 5/11: Mother’s Day Riverboat Luncheon Cruise. 1pm-2:30pm. Treat Mom to a deli buffet lunch and

narrated scenic tour of the Cape Fear River aboard the Henrietta III riverboat. Admission charge. Pre-paid reservations required. Boarding begins 12:30pm at S. Water and Dock sts. 910-343-1611. http:// cfrboats.com/product-detail/?prod=1020. • 5/11: Mother’s Day Cruise of Harbor Island. Moms cruise free on Mother’s Day (with at least twopaid passengers in her party). 1-hour historic harbor cruises depart at 11am, 12pm; 1pm; 2pm; 3pm; 4pm; 5pm. Sunset cruise at 6:30pm. Reservations recommended. Wrightsville Beach Scenic Cruises, Waynick Ave. (across from Blockade Runner Resort), Wrightsville Beach. 910-200-4002. www.wrightsvillebeachscenictours.com. • 5/11: Mother’s Day Dessert Cruise. 1pm & 3pm. Treat Mom to a 90-minute narrated dessert cruise of the storied Cape Fear River. Admission charge. Advance reservations. Boards at 12:45pm & 2:45pm from Riverwalk at 212 S. Water St., between Orange & Ann streets, Wilmington. 910-338-3134. www.wilmingtonwatertours.net. • 5/11: Mother’s Appreciation Day at Bellamy Mansion. 1pm-5pm. Mom receives ? price admission (today only) on this

GREAT STRIDES 5/3, 9am: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research and drug development. This walk-a-thon provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, co-workers and colleagues to come together in support of a worthy cause. Great Strides continues to gain momentum, as do our research efforts and the progress we’ve made in the search for a cure. The CF Foundation has raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to support the development of new CF drugs and therapies. But the lives of people with this disease are still cut far too short. We need the public’s continued support to fulfill our mission of finding a cure and improving the quality of life of those with the disease. Walk in Great Strides today and help add tomorrows to the lives of those living with cystic fibrosisWalk is free/5K run $35. Mayfaire, 6835 Conservation Way NATIONAL PET ADOPTION DAY 11am: PetSmart is holding its national adoption event 5/2-4 under the tent in the PetSmart parking lot. Several adoption groups will be on hand. The goal is to save 125 lives. We will be having free Pet Expressions and free pet training evaluations, along with several information booths. Come out and join us and help up find life long loving homes for homeless pets. Free. PetSmart, 4715 New Centre Dr. DENISTRY FROM THE HEART 5/2: Drs. Tony Michelakis, Aaron Wilharm, Darren Harrington, Matt Miller & Greg Hohl will host Brunswick County’s 3rd annual Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH), providing a free day of dental care to more than 170 patients. The line will begin as early as midnight the night before for the opportunity to receive free dental services.  Patients will receive one free service:  a filling, a cleaning or an extraction. Services are first-come, first served. Dentistry from the Heart began in 2001 and has grown to provide more than 80,000 people in the U.S. and Canada with free dental care services. Hwy 211, 3071 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia, NC.  DentistryFromtheHeart.org. www.CoastalCosmeticDentistry.com YWCA WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT 5/3, 6pm, In honor of its centennial celebration, the YWCA is hosting a Centennial Gala on May 3, 2014 at the Wilmington Convention Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Special guests will include Mistress of Ceremonies, Frances Weller, YWCA USA CEO, Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Retired Colonel Adele Hodges and many more! This celebration will include an evening of dinner, dancing and live entertainment by the Four Knights Band and will celebrate the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s rich history over the last century as well as recognize the accomplishments of 100 distinguished women in our area. Centennial Gala tickets: ywca-lowercapefear.org or at the YWCA front desk, 2815 S College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28412. All proceeds from the Gala will go towards the establishment of an endowment to secure the future of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear. Admission: $100. Wilmington Convention Center10 Convention Center Dr. RELAY FOR LIFE American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pender County is open for registration. Help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting RelayForLife.org or by calling 1-800-227-2345. Former and current cancer patients, those who have

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lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faithbased and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this exciting team event. Relay For Life takes place from 5/9, 6pm, until 5/10, 1pm, at Topsail High School track, Hampstead. RELAY FOR LIFE The American Cancer Society is offering an opportunity for businesses and local communities to show their awareness and support in the fight against cancer through 5/9.  Paint the Town Purple by donating $5 to the Relay For Life of Pender County and receive a decorative purple bow to display inside or outside their home or business. Communities can also Paint the Town Purple by doing other activities, including putting up purple-themed displays in storefronts, painting the porch lights purple or swapping out for a purple one, or selecting a day for everyone to wear purple. Businesses can also ask for donations for purple items sold in their stores. Proceeds will support the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life of Pender County, 1-800-227-2345 or http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?sid=128433&type=fr_info rmational&pg=informational&fr_id=61156. ART FOR CANINES FOR SERVICE Fri. night, 5/16, 5-8pm, special preview. 5/17, noon8pm, Art to benefit Canines for Service, feat. five ILM artists: Elizabeth Darrow, Dumay Gorham, Stephanie Holt, Hiroshi Sueyosji and Michael Van Hout. 809 Oyster Landing, home of Hannah and Stephanie Holt. Beer, wine, and hor d’oeuvres. Portion of proceeds donated to Canines for Service.

theatre/auditions ‘MAMMA MIA’ PERFORMANCE CLUB For the Spring 2014 session, we will produce a Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long in the Park. If you’d love to try musical theater, stage performing, and costumes, then join Performance Club for this end of spring production. No need to audition, just register and get ready for fun! Please call for fees. Every Thurs. 4/24, 5/1, 8, 15, 22, 29. www.towb.org. Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Dept. 1 Bob Sawyer Drive. LE WEEKEND 4/30, 7pm: A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. 93 min - Comedy | Drama. $7. Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD 5/1-4, 5/8-11, 8pm; Sun., 3pm. “Motherhood Out Loud,” written by: Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnick, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marcoe Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, & Cheryl L. West. Directed by: Melissa Stanley, Heather Dodd, Gina Gambony, and Rhoda Gary. Anyone who is or has a mother, a stepmother, a foster mother or anything in between will be able to relate to and enjoy this insightful piece. What makes the piece work so well is that its portrait of motherhood shows all facets of a family. From adoption to surrogacy to gay parenting to stepmothers, no stone is left unturned. Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street. $15-$20. (910) 367-5237 or Etix,com. Cape Fear Playhouse613 Castle St. MURDER AT THE COUNTRY CLUB 5/2-31: Chaos erupts when folks start dropping dead during the planning for the Country Club’s annual gala celebrating their favorite flowing shrub. No mulligans allowed in figuring out this whodunnit hole-in-one. Limited number of show only tickets. Beverages and gratuity not included. Tickets and full menu: www. theatrewilmington.com. $20-$32. TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th Street

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EL JAYE JOHNSON & PORT CITY ALL-STARS 5/8, 6:30pm. Thursday, May 8 Bellamy Mansion Jazz Series kicks off with El Jaye Johnson and the Port City All Stars 6:30-8:30 pm Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz. Beer and Wine Cash Bar.Admission: Donation. Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market St.  LISTEN UP Listen UP Brunswick County is not-for-profit all volunteer group. Our mission is simple: Good Music/ Deeds. Bringing new and established singer/songwriters performing original music in a variety of traditional genres to Brunswick County, the concert series will be held at the Holden Beach Chapel Fellowship Hall at 107 Rothschild Street Holden Beach. Doors 7pm; concerts at 7:30pm.  Tickets: $22/adv or @24 day of. 5/10: Ellis Paul. www.listenupbrunswickcounty.com.  Brittany from Ralph Jaccodine Management and I work with singer-songwriter Ellis Paul [www. EllisPaul.com].”An Evening featuring Ellis Paul” Saturday, May 10 Listen Up Brunswick County. Holden Beach Chapel. 107 Rothschild St. 860-485-3354 LA CENERENTOLA Sun., 5/11, 1-4:45pm. A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. (Live Broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. There will be a pre-performance lecture 45 min. prior to each screening, Subtitled in English.) $24 Tickets ($20 members of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) $15 students, contact the venue for ticketing information. 910-962-3195 (memberships $30/semester and $50/year). http://uncw.edu/olli/ RIMS ON RIVER 5/16-18: Due to the quick change in the weather and the 100% chance of rain, we have decided to postpone the Rims On The River show to the weekend of May 16-18. We’re sorry for this inconvenience, but we felt that this being our 10th Anniversary it was important to do this right, and insure that everyone would have a enjoyable time. We will still honor everyone that has preregistered, and for those of you that haven’t, you’ll have a month now to get yours in. Concert is also being rescheduled and Southern Culture on the Skids will be returning, as well as Skye Paige and The Globe Of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show! www.coolwilmington.com. WILMINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY 5/18, 4pm: A premier local choral concert featuring the Wilmington Choral Society, who in their 64 year presence in Wilmington have established themselves as an integral part of the area’s cultural community. The Spring concert is titled - “Viva Vivaldi”, featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and ‘In Memoria Aeterna (from “Beatus Vir”)’, as well as other select pieces from the period. Guest soloists include: Nancy King, Soparano Whitney Lanier, Soprano Sheila Bron, Alto.$10 at Kenan Box Office in advance and at the door.Kenan Auditorium (UNC Wilmington) Admission: $10. 601 S. College Road CHANTS OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH/ FOLKS SONGS OF RUSSIA Church of the Servant, Episcopal (COS) presents an evening of Russian choral music on Sun.m, 5/18, 7:30pm at Church of the Servant, 4925 Oriole Dr. Tickets are $10, available both in advance and at the door. LYRA, an a cappella group of four professional singers from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music. The first part of the concert, sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church, includes songs based on ancient chants, as well as works of famous masters and remarkable Russian composers of the 18th through 20th cen-

turies. In the second half of program the singers will present Russian folk songs: comic, lyric, dance and love songs. Hell’s Kitchen-Wilmington, NC Admission: $10.118 Princess Street AUDITIONS FOR CAPE FEAR CHORALE Auditions for Fall 2014 Monday, May 19, 2014, throughout the day by scheduling. Please complete and submit the form under Membership. Appointments for auditions for other days and times may be arranged. Auditions for the 2014 fall semester will end Monday, June 2, 2014. Anyone interested in participating in the Cape Fear Chorale should: Print and complete the PDF information form and mail it to 3540 Kirby Smith Dr., Wilmington, NC 284096997     OR Download and complete electronically the MS Word 2003 information form and email it to info@capefearchorale.org Then, to set up an audition, contact the Chorale director, Jerry Cribbs via: Phone: 910.233.2423     OR Email: info@capefearchorale.orgGrace United Methodist Church Admission: Free. 4th and Grace ILM SACRED HARP SINGERS Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers, Sun., 5/25, 6/29, 1:30pm, Instruction for beginners; songbooks provided. Program: 2-4pm. Free and open to the public in Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall, donations appreciated. A dynamic form of a cappella social-singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of an 1844 songbook called The Sacred Harp. The music is loud, vigorous and intense. fasola.org and this singing at http://bit.ly/WilmNCSacredHarp. Held in collaboration with WHQR. www. cameronartmuseum.org FIRE AND DRUMS ILM’s longest running drum circle, for 10 years. Every Thurs., 8pm. A popular spot for WIlmington’s underground fire dance artists, hoopers, jugglers, and more. Come join. Cover Charge http://jugglinggypsy.com/events/ Juggling Gypsy 1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK WHQR 91.3fm and Kenan Auditorium present The Great American Songbook Live: Wilmington’s Hit Parade at Kenan Auditorium, 7/14, 7:30pm. Hosts Phil Furia and George Scheibner and musicians Grenoldo Frasier, Jack and Julie, Nina Repeta and many others will perform Wilmington’s top ten hits and more - offering an evening of the most enduring songs and songwriters of the 20th century. Tickets: $22 (general admission), $18 (senior) and $12 (child/student) and on sale at the Kenan Auditorium Box Office (910.962.3500, open Monday – Friday noon – 6pm) or online at etix.com. People are invited to select their top ten favorites from The Great American Songbook at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/songbook (or via whqr.org). We’re also asking for stories about favorite songs—our favorite 10 stories will be selected and may be read at the show. We’ll be giving away a pair of premier tickets to each winner.

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5/2-18: DESIGNER’S SHOWCASE The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County is holding their first Designer Showcase at 1909 Gillette Dr. The 5,000 sqaure foot home was designed by local architect Charlie Boney in a Georgian style on the Cape Fear Country Club golf course. Meg Caswell, known from HGTV’s “Meg’s Great Rooms,” designed and decorated the interior. Tickets are only $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and tours run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday through May 18th. www.artswilmington.org o f elements of earth, sky, horizon and atmosphere conveyed through their unique use of color, paints, and materials. The show will remain on display until June 6th. A portion of the proceeds from any sale of art benefits WHQR. Third floor of The Warwick Building at 254 N. Front St. SILVER COAST ART SHOW Silver Coast Winery is pleased to announce a mutli artist art show in the art gallery, featuring the works of Artists David McCune, Gabriella Lynch and Michael Green will be on display through 4/30. Gabriella Lynch, a self taught artist, does watercolors. Michael S. Green works in several medias such as water color, wood carving, air brushing, acrylic and oil. 6680 Barbeque Rd., Ocean Isle Beach, NC. www.silvercoastwinery.com or 910-282-2800.  SILVER ARTS 5/9-11, 10am: Wilmington Art Association in partnership with the YMCA is sponsoring the SilverArts which is a state wide Art Competition for artists age 50 and over. Winners in their category will be eligible to go to Raleigh for the State finals art competition

in September. Exhibition and Sale of fine Art, sculptures, pottery, stained glass, woodwork and much more will be held on Friday, May 9 -Saturday, May 10 from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, May 11 from 12noon-4:00pm. Sunday, Mother’s Day enjoy live entertainment from 1:00 -3:30pm. The ArtWorks. Admission: Free. 200 Willard Street ARTS COUNCIL’S DESIGNER’S SHOWCASE The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC’s Designer Showhouse, 5/2-18. Local designers will transform interior and exterior spaces of 1909 Gillette Drive, a 5000 square foot Georgian designed by local architect Charlie Boney overlooking the Cape Fear Country Club golf course. Chaired by Meg Caswell, who has recently completed 18 episodes of “Meg’s Great Rooms” on HGTV since becoming the season six winner of Design Star. Public Tours, 11am-6pm, 5/3-4, 5/8-11, and 5/15-18.  Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The two-story home is not handicappedaccessible. Food trucks will be on site at select times during the tour’s run, including Trolley Stop, Flaming Amy’s, Catch, and Poor Piggy’s. Docents needed; volunteers can sign up for a brief docent orientation and a 2 1/2-hour shift (preferably more) by visiting our page on VolunteerSpot.com • Preview Party kickoff to 10-day public tour, Fri/, 5/2, 7-10pm.  Tickets: $100, incl. food, cocktails, and live entertainment. www.artswilmington.org or (910) 343-0998. Rhonda@artscouncilofwilmington.org. OBSERVING AFRICA Exhibition “Observing Africa: The Life and Career of Stuart Marks,” explores the continent through the eyes of renowned anthropologist. Hangs through 5/15. Free. Randall Library, UNCW. 910-9623760;http://library.uncw.edu/news/observing_africa_display_special_collections DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE... ‘Do this in remembrance…’ On display through 5/15,

Wed-Sat, from 11am-5pm. Free. As interpreted by Sullivan Anlyan and J. Coleman, curated by Chet Fisher. The reopening of Era Gallery in new spot, 523 South 3rd St. Wilmington’s Anlyan and D.C.’s Coleman tackle religion. Anlyan’s collection of paintings of Wilmington places of prayer drew a huge audience to the gallery that included practitioners of various faiths across the spectrum. Coleman visually translates a subject matter that has had a tremendous impact on his life, as he grew up going to church. Neither Anlyan nor Coleman have approached this show with any personal agenda or intent to create work that is controversial. Peace and beauty is conveyed. SALT STUDIO Through 5/17: Gallery at SALT Studio presents Austin Young (Los Angeles, CA) “Portraits” by LA artist Austin Young. 910-367-5720 saltstudio. com. 805 N 4th St. Catered by La Gemma Fine Italian Pasteries, free JANETTE HOPPER “Dancing through my Blogosphere—Taking you on a whirlwind trip through my visual blog,” an art show by Janette K Hopper, Costello’s Piano Bar in downtown Wilmington, NC, will present a new art show, exhibiting prints and paintings by Janette K. Hopper.  Exhibition will consist of three chapters: 1) Medieval nastygrams - the foibles of man, 2) Nature, the killer app, and 3) To the Cloud! Vaporware.  Each portion of the trip through Hopper’s artistic Blogosphere will last for two months, with the entire trip lasting six months.  Costello’s is open 7 days a week from 7pm-2am. ALL THAT REMAINS Historic Oakwood Cemetery & Mausoleum hosts Juried Urn Competition and Sale, “All that Remains.” Honoring the changing style of interment with a juried competition devoted to the art of cremation urns, entitled All That Remains. Open to professional and amateur artists in North Carolina, must be 18 years

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plus. Artist may submit a maximum of two original works that, using his/her creativity could be used as a cremation urn; size should be within dimensions of 12”length x 12” width x 12” height. All works must be sturdy enough to withstand handling and exhibition. All mediums of art will be accepted. Digital images of the work, with entry form must be received by Fri., 8/14, 4pm (Send to Historic Oakwood Cemetery, PO Box 26867 Raleigh, NC 27611). E-mail jpgs (300 dpi) to robin@historicoakwood.com by 9/20, 4pm. No more than two photos of each piece of work should be included. Mailed CDs should be labeled with name, email address and phone number. Winners notified via email on Mon., 8/15. Approved urns must be delivered to Historic Oakwood Cemetery (701 Oakwood Ave.) no later than 3pm on Wed., 9/10; dropped off between 11am and 3pm on the 10th if hand-delivered. Opening reception, Sat., 10/11, 3-5pm. Exhibit on Sun., 10/15, 1-5 pm. Friends of Historic Oakwood Cemetery will retain a 30% commission on all works sold. All works must be for sale. 1st place, $600; 2nd place, $250; 3rd pace, $150. BELLAMY’S CALL FOR ARTISTS The Bellamy Mansion Challenges Emerging Artists to showcase the ‘Beauty of the Bellamy’ in an upcoming exhibition, sale and celebration. The mansion is accepting applications for the first ever Bellamy Mansion Emerging Art Show, the highlight of a fiveweek celebration of the visual arts from 10/2-11/6. Submissions must showcase the beauty of the Bellamy using its history and architecture as inspiration. Artists are encouraged to complete an application form as soon as possible, with payment of $20 ($10 for students), to receive access to the mansion to draw, paint or photograph. Deadline for completed application form with entry fee and photos to jurors Gale Smith and Joanne Geisel: 8/30. Artists may submit two 2-D or 3-D entries. Monetary prizes plus merit and honorable mention awards will be granted.

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museums CAPE FEAR MUSEUM Exhibits:  A View From Space: Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. Includes numerous hands-on activity sections such as the Satellite Activity Area. • Collection Selections: Handbags, artifact collection includes more than 100 handbags. Contrast their styles as you view a selection of bags drawn from the 19th and 20th centuries. • Cape Fear Stories presents artifacts, images, models, and 3D settings to explore people’s lives in the Lower Cape Fear from Native American times through the end of the 20th century. • Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, Williston Auditorium, giant ground sloth, Maritime Pavilion and more! 910-7984370. Hours: Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. $4-

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movement. The exhibit will highlight the contributions of those African Americans and their descendants to southern culture, education, agriculture, and politics for over a century. This project is made possible in part by the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Admission: Free. Poplar Grove, 10200 US Hwy 17 N 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 • Drop off gently used books at our Museum to be used for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book collection locations to help promote literacy, find a good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits. • www.playwilmington.org 116 Orange St. 910254-3534 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. wbmuseum.com. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for 125 years. Interests and activities for all ages, including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively Children’s Hall, and spectacular model layouts.  House in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level.  By reservation, discounted group tours, caboose birthday parties, and afterhours meetings or mixers. Story Time on 1st/3rd Mondays at 10:30am, only $4 per family and access to entire Museum. Admission only $8.50 adult, $7.50 senior/military, $4.50 child age 2-12, and free under age 2. North end of downtown, 505 Nutt St. 910-763-2634, www.wrrm.org.


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LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. $4-$12. The Latimer House of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society is not handicapped accessible 126 S. Third St. 762-0492. www. latimerhouse.org BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itf ocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action.910-251-3700. www.bellamymansion.org. 503 Market St. CAMERON ART MUSEUM Exhibits: Floating Sculpture: Bruce Barclay Cameron Duck Decoy Collection, through 6/1. Avid hunstman, sportsman and philanthropist Bruce Barclay Cameron collected duck decoys throughout his lifetime, and CAM will showcase them. • Requiem in a Glass: Brady’s Greenhouse, thorugh 6/1. Installation by Harry Taylor commissioned by CAM pays homage to the industrious work of famed American Civil War photographer Matthew Brady. Brady’s glass negatives were recycled after the war to build greenhouses, but as the years went by, the sun’s rays burned the imagery from the glass and these images were lost.. Taylor reimagines them. • James Grashow—Brooklyn born sculptor and woodcut artist James Grashow (American, b. 1942) is known

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films RICHARD III 5/1, 7pm: Shakespeare’s powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir. (161 minutes)Admission: $7. Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts310 Chestnut St. COWJEWS AND INDIANS A documentary about restitution and justice. Marc thought the Germans owed him back rent on a home that was taken from his family by the Nazis. Then he realized he owed the same to the Native Americans. Deciding to cut out the middle man (himself), Marc sends the Native Americans to Germany to collect. 5/3, 5pm: Admission: $10. Thalian Hall for Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St. LOOK CLOSER Talent and luck brought 26 year old Luke to the brink of stardom in Hollywood. But when he meets the charming Clara, he begins to undermine his own success – much to the chagrin of his best friend and manager James. 5/3, 1pm: Admission: $10. Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St.  THE CABINING A hapless horror screenwriting duo heads to a remote artists’ retreat seeking inspiration. Instead, they find death and deception, as, one by one, the other artists get knocked off, each in a more gruesome way than the last. This film will be preceded by a presentation by Make Up Effects veteran, Jeff Goodwin. Jeff has worked on classics like “Blue Velvet” and currently is on “Under on the Dome.” 5/3, 7:30pm Admission: $10. Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St. THE CARDBOARD BERNINI 5/4, 3pm: Screening of the film “The Cardboard

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5/3: STORY EXTRAVAGANZA This Saturday the Northeast Regional Library of New Hanover County (1241 Military Cutoff Rd.) will feature their 4th annual Storytelling Festival for Children starting at 9 a.m.. Live performances take place throughout the day, featuring No Sleeves Magic, Dodie Guardia, Terry Rollins, Mr. Scooter, Zach Janner, Performance Kids Club, Rap Club All Stars, and more! Kids can enjoy the Dear Zoo Story Walk with Canines for Literacy, as well as pirate crafts courtesy of Cape Fear Museum, plus free comic books from Memory Lane Comics. And it’s all free! Mondays from 4-5 (ages 5-7) and 5:15-6:15pm. (ages 8-10). Registration is now open for the 5/19 session. Participants will have fun learning a new recipe each week. Pre-registration is required. Call the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Office, 910-256-7925 or visit our website www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com for program details and registration forms. Fee http://www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com Fran Russ Recreation Center 1 Bob Sawyer Dr. DYNAMIC DINOSAURS 5/3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1-4pm, at Cape Fear Museum’s Learning Center. Free for members or with museum admission. Dinosaurs big and small, come meet them all! Dig for fossils that you can take home and find out what a T. rex tooth looks like up close.  Discover why Wilmington’s Giant Ground Sloth and the pterodactyl are not dinosaurs.  Measure some wellknown dinosaurs and make an Apatosaurus model to take home. Parental participation is required. 814 Market St. www.capefearmuseum.com STORY ART Join Miss Jamie for stories followed by an art activity inspired by books. Art activities help children learn a variety of early literacy skills. Making art is a creative process, and experimenting with different materials help children develop fine motor skills and their five senses. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Because space at this free activity is limited please pre-register on the online calendar at www.nhclibrary.org. Contact: Jamie Schrum jschrum@nhcgov. com 910-798-6393. Admission: Free. Myrtle Grove Library 5155 South College Rd. BEDTIME MATH 5/14, 19, 3:30pm: Bedtime Math will show kids and their parents how to make math more than just something they learn at school. You’ll learn some fun games, do a couple of wacky Bedtime Math problems, make your own dominos, and get a goody bag to take home. This free program for parents and kids ages 6 to 9 is offered at three NHC Library locations, and space is limited. Please pre-register for one session only, on the calendar at www.nhclibrary.org or by calling 798-6373. Contact: Linda Clover lclover@ nhcgov.com 910-798-6373. Free. Northeast Regional Library, NHC1241 Military Cutoff Rd MS. SUSAN’S ROOM Music and art for children, featuring Happy Little

Singers, music and movement for ages 6 mos to 6 years. Learning through sing, dance and creative play! Tues-Thurs, and Sat, 9:45am.1 1/2 hour session $10/family. Drop-ins welcome. • Art and Craft Friday, 10am. $10/child includes all supplies. • Also, ukulele, guitar and piano and vocal lessons. 910-7778889 or info@happylittlesingers.com. 200 Willard Street in the ArtWorks. www.-ms-susans-room.com 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 STORY EXTRAVAGANZA 5/3, 9am: NHCPL’s 4th Annual Storytelling Festival for Children features live performances by No Sleeves Magic, Dodie Guardia, Terry Rollins, Darrell Rackley, Mr. Scooter, Mr. Max, Jocelyn Beam-Walson, Zach Hanner, Island Montessori, Performance Club Kids, Beth Peddle, Margaret Miles, Memory Lane Comics, the Rap Club All Stars, and Mary Kleinfeldt. Additional attractions include: Dear Zoo Story Walk with Canines for Literacy; pirate crafts with the Children’s Museum of Wilmington; bugs activity with Cape Fear Museum; and free comic books thanks to Memory Lane Comics! This family event is free and no registration is needed. Contact: Scooter Hayes shayes@nhcgov. com 910-798-6393. Northeast Regional Library, NHC. 1241 Military Cutoff Rd.

readings/lectures POMEGRANATE BOOKS READING 4/30, 7pm:  As an author, do you protect your publishing rights to your work? Please join us at Pomegranate Books to welcome Mitch Tuchman, an intellectual property attorney, who spent 14 years in the book publishing industry. He has also been a freelance writer for nearly four decades. Mitch has lengthy experience in assisting clients with copyright and publishing-related issues. His most recent publications include “The Powder Room is on the Left” (2013) and “Insider Publishing Tips: Negotiating Your Publishing Agreement” (2013). Free. Pomegranate Books4418 Park AveAdmission: Free MITCH TUCHMAN 4/30, 7pm: As an author, do you protect your publishing rights to your work? Please join us at Pomegranate Books to welcome Mitch Tuchman, an intellectual property attorney, who spent 14 years in the book publishing industry. He has also been a freelance writer for nearly four decades. Mitch has lengthy experience in assisting clients with copyright and publishing-related issues. His most recent publications include “The Powder Room is on the Left” (2013) and “Insider Publishing Tips: Negotiating Your Publishing Agreement” (2013). See more at:http:// www.wcsr.com/Professionals/Lawyer-Bios/Mitchell-A-Tuchman#sthash.5mx3f6KK.dpuf. Pomegranate Books 4418 Park Ave Free FACING THE ELEPHANT Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter will present a free community conference, Facing the Elephant in the Room: It’s an Art Form, Fri., 5/9, 9am-3pm, at the Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington. The day begins with free morning snacks and will include a free lunch. Keynote speaker will be performer Judith Gantly. Gantly was nominated as the best featured actress in a comedy by the Newark Star Ledger for her role in “Mornings at Seven,” and has appeared in numerous plays and performances. “Waltzing the Reaper” will be a moving and humorous look at the patient and caregiver journey through the dying process. Also screening of the documentary, “Con-


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such as sluggish metabolism, sugar cravings, fatigue, fuzzy thinking, and irritability. For some of us, our overindulgence has resulted in unwanted weight gain or new aches and pains. The Wilmington Yoga Center 12-Day Cleanse will give you all the tools you need to rejuvenate your body and kickstart your journey to health!Admission: $129. Wilmington Yoga Center5329 Oleander Dr., Ste. 200

Energy Clearing Meditation 4/30, 6:15pm; Release Burden: Energy Clearing Meditation for Transforming ResponsibilityAdmission: $10-$15. McKay Healing Arts4916 Wrightsville Ave5/3, 5:15pm. Mind Your Mind: Energy ORANGE STREET POTTERY CLASS Clearing Meditation for Effortless Positive Thinking. Orange Street Pottery Class through 5/15. Day Admission: $15. Groove Jet Salon & Spa112 PrinClass: Tues & Thurs 9am to noon Heather McLelcess St land Instructor. Evening Class: Mon to Thur 5:30pm FENCING CLASSES to 8:30pm Brian Evans and Dick Heiser instructors, Evening fencing class for teens and up. Learn fencChoose any two classes for instruction Regising footwork, bladework, rules, refereeing, history, tration fee: $80 Studio Fee: $70 Clay: $13 a bag and end with an in-class tournament. All fencing orangestreetpottery@gmail.com $80 Historic Hanequipment provided. Class meets every Tues/ nah Block Comunnity Arts Center 120 S. Second Thurs, 6:30pm. Cost is $35 per month plus a once Street a season $5 membership to USA Fencing $35 FREE STANDUP PADDLEBOARD WORKSHOP per month + $5 membership.  St. Mary’s Tileston 5/16, 7pm: Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUP? Gym, $40 Curious about kayaking and/or SUP Yoga? Free FUNERAL WORKSHOP workshop, presented by Wrightsville Beach Parks 5/3, 11am: 5/3, 11am-1pm: Workshop on funeral & Recreation together with Hook, Line & Paddle, will panning. Presented by Funeral Consumer’s Alliintroduce you to several growing water activities. ance of Coastal Carolina. Find out about options/ Instructors will demonstrate the exercise benefits rights, costs, resources, websites, obituaries and of Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, paddling and such. Free and open to the general public. A light pedaling kayaks, as well as an introduction to balunch will be served. Halyburton Park, 4099 S. sic SUP yoga. Local fishing from a kayak and SUP 17th St. 910-763-7149. bectreks@aol.comAdmiswill also be presented. This workshop will be held sion: Free. Halyburton Park4099. S. 17th Street Fri., 5/16, 7-8:30pm, Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Wrightsville Beach Town Hall. Call KEEPING URBAN CHICKENS the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Rec (910) 256Sat., 5/3, 3pm, Progressive Farms, 6005 Oleander 7925 to register or kthompson@towb.org. Pre-reg Dr. $25 (send check to address above to reserve requested. Fran Russ Recreation Center, Free.1 your spot, or pay the day of, make sure you call Bob Sawyer Dr. to make sure there is still space). If you live in the

Wilmington, NC area and have an interest in keep- RED CROSS BABYSITTER TRAINING ing chickens at home, this class is for you. TopBe the best babysitter on the block! Learn how to ics incl.: Why keep backyard chickens?, Planning: supervise children and infants and care for common Are you ready?, breed selection,  chicken coop/ injuries and emergencies. Gain the confidence to chicken tractors, local regulations and more. Q&A; make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitwe’ll also have options available for construction ting situation. Impress parents by earning your Babof coops and ordering chicks to get started. www. ysitter’s Training certificate from the American Red facebook.com/events/491748097597157, (910) Cross! All course materials and lunch are included 395-1156, or profarms@progressivegardens.com. in the fee. Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Dept. 1 Bob Sawyer Drive. 5/17 9a.m-4p.m. SURVIVOR SUP 5/10, 6:30am: “Let’s take our workout to the island”. Wrightsville Stand Up Paddleboard Compa-

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Chadwick at 910-617-4791 or jaimechadwick728@ yahoo.com to reserve your spot. Pre-registration required. Upcoming online tests date are May 18th, June 18th, July 22. Or schedule your own date. Call for rates. NOFO YOGA AND WINE NIGHT Thurs., 6:30pm: Join us on the north side for B.A.D. Yoga & Wine with Amy! Classes take place in the loft on the corner of 3rd St. and Brunswick - all levels welcome. Then, extend the zen at the Goat & Compass for yogi wine specials. Namaste! $5 suggested donation. BASKET WEAVING CLASSES 5/13, 10am-2pm: Secret Treasures Nantucket Style Basket with Jan Beyma, Poplar Grove Plantation. Made of reed, (the inner core of the rattan vine), these baskets are sturdy, functional, and attractive.  Students will learn how to follow a pattern, use various weaving techniques, and different decorative styles while constructing the basket. The color of dyed reed will vary on each basket. $45, includes all materials and supplies. Registration and payment required prior to the class. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. •Secret Treasure Basket with Jan Beyma use cane, (the outer bark of the rattan vine), solid wood bottoms and the use of molds around which the basket is woven. This Nantucket style bowl has a cherry wood base, rim and lid. Students will taper cane staves, insert them into the base and weave with cane over a mold. $65, must pre-reg/ pay. 10200 US Hwy 17 N. 910-686-9518 ext. 106

clubs/notices HUNT FOR HERITAGE TREES Nominations are due by 4/30. Wilmington Tree Commission celebrates conifers of the coast and ginkgo as Trees of the Year 2014: “A Hunt for Heritage Trees in Wilmington.” Hunt for Heritage Trees in Wilmington for 2014! The Tree Commission is taking nominations for any tree species exhibiting large size, age, rarity, overall beauty or historical significance representing an important aspect of the City’s history or natural landscape. All tree species are eligible for recognition as a Heritage Tree. Angela W. Faison, Associate Planner: (910) 341-3248  SCRIPTAPALOOZA Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition: Win $10,000 and be promoted for a year! Since all the judging is done, without knowing any details about the writer, it truly levels the playing field. Over 90 judges (producers, managers and literary agents) who read the script. Many winners, not just the top 13, have had their scripts optioned, or secured literary representation, and even had movies made because the connections they made through the competition. Landing anywhere in the top 100 will get your script promoted for a full year. Final deadline: 4/21. Free www.scriptapalooza.com

den Workshop: Create a place of beauty to reminisce, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the agency’s Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center and Heritage Garden, 1414 Physicians Drive in Wilmington. This workshop includes a presentation showcasing small and container gardens, gardening demonstrations, a walk through the Heritage Garden and labyrinth, and resource materials. Facilitators are Lorraine Perry, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter Healing Arts Coordinator and bereavement counselor, and a New Hanover County Arboretum Ability Garden horticultural therapist. $15 workshop fee covers the cost of supplies. Pre-registration is required. Call 796-7991 to register or email Melinda.Mckeon@lcfh.org.Admission: $15. Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center and Heritage Garden1414 Physicians Drive AZALEA COAST EXECUTIVE NETWORK 5/5, 5:30pm. Female business women entrepreneurs helping each other grow through networking, professional development and leadership. Begin with networking, then dinner for $15.00 and a speaker, brief business meeting and raffles. Come join us, after first two meetings annual membership $24.00Admission: $15. Henry’s Restaurant Wilmington NC2508 Independence Blvd. NORTH BRUNSWICK NEWCOMERS CLUB The North Brunswick Newcomers Club meets the second Friday of each month and will meet on 5/9. The meeting begins with refreshments and social time at 9:30am, followed by a program and the general meeting. Join us at the Brunswick Community College, Leland Campus, 2050 Enterprise Blvd. in Leland. Speakers will be a retired CIA Employee, Cort Barnes who was held Hostage in Iran and Katrina Knight from Good Shepherd Ministries, a local organization that provides food and shelter to the homeless. Pat Thompson, 910-399-4763. UNCW ALUMNI AFTER WORK 5/15, 530-7:30pm: Dockside Restaurant & Marina. UNCW Cape Fear Alumni Chapter invites you to join alumni and friends for a relaxing evening on the water. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and Seahawk-style door prizes! Come out to network or just catch up with old friends. Register online at www.uncw.edu/alumnitix before 5/11. ST NICHOLAS GREEK FESTIVAL 5/16-18, 11am: Traditional Greek food, cooking demonstrations, music, dance and marketplace. Homemade food stuff, from pastries to loukoumades to spanakopita to gyros, dolmathes, moussaka and more! Food varies from $2-$15. Traditional Greek music by Lazaros. Tours of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. 910-392-4444. Admission: $5+. St. Nicholas, 608 S. College Road

ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April): If for some inexplicable reason you are not simmering with new ideas about how you could drum up more money, I don’t know what to tell you —except that maybe your mother lied to you about exactly when you were born. The astrological omens are virtually unequivocal: If you are a true Aries, you are now being invited, teased, and even tugged to increase your cash flow and bolster your financial know-how. If you can’t ferret out at least one opportunity to get richer quicker, you might really be a Pisces or Taurus. And my name is Jay Z. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You remind me of a garden plot that has recently been plowed and rained on. Now the sun is out. The air is warm. Your dirt is wet and fertile. The feeling is a bit unsettled because the stuff that was below ground got churned up to the top. Instead of a flat surface, you’ve got furrows, but the overall mood is expectant. Blithe magic is in the air. Soon it will be time to grow new life. Oh, but just one thing is missing: The seeds have yet to be sown. That’s going to happen very soon. Right? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Here’s an excerpt from “Celestial Music,” a poem by Louise Gluck: “I’m like the child who buries / her head in the pillow /so as not to see, the child who tells herself / that light causes sadness.” One of your main assignments in the coming weeks, Gemini, is not to be like that child. It’s true that gazing at what the light reveals may shatter an illusion or two, but the illumination you will be blessed with will ultimately be more valuable than gold. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Would you like to forge new alliances and expand your web of connections and get more of the support you need to fulfill your dreams? You are entering the Season of Networking, so now would indeed be an excellent time to gather clues on how best to accomplish all that good stuff. To get you started in your quest, here’s advice from Dale Carnegie: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Does Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt run faster than any person alive? As far as we know, yes. He holds three world records and has won six Olympic gold medals. Even when he’s a bit off his game, he’s the best. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he set the all-time mark for the 100-meter race—9.69 seconds—despite the fact that one of his shoelaces was untied, and he slowed down to celebrate before reaching the finish line. Like you, Bolt is a Leo. I’m making him both your role model and your anti-role model for the foreseeable future. You have the power to achieve something approaching his levels of excellence in your own field—especially if you double-check to make sure your shoelace is never untied and especially if you don’t celebrate victory before it’s won.

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LELAND AREA ROTARY Thurs., 5/1 the Leland Area Rotary will be holding their 4th annual Charity Golf Tournament at the beautiful Cape Fear National in Brunswick Forest. Ladies only flight, and chances at 2 par 3 holes to win either a car or cash. Noon registration and a 1pm shotgun start to include: unlimited range balls, complimentary beverages all day long and a post round pig pick. Each golfer will receive a goody bag and a raffle ticket for prizes. Proceeds used for our contribution to feed the needy children in our area, along with assistance to education with scholarships and a dictionary program! www.lelandarearotary.com/golf.

VINYL WINE WEDNESDAYS Come join us for our new Wednesday night series, Vinyl & Vino, a celebration of good tunes and good wine! We’ve got a old school turntable all set up and ready to go and some great albums to spin,

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In his unpublished book “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows,” John Koenig coins new words that convey experiences our language has not previously accounted for. One that may apply to you sometime soon is “trumspringa,” which he defines as “the temptation to step off your career track and become a shepherd in the mountains, following your flock between pastures with a sheepdog and a rifle, watching storms at dusk from the doorway of a small cabin.” To be overtaken by trumspringa doesn’t necessarily mean you will literally run away and be a shepherd. In fact, giving yourself the luxury of considering such wild possibilities may be a healing release that allows you to be at peace with the life you are actually living.

CREATING A MEMORIAL GARDEN 5/3, 9am: Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and the New Hanover County Arboretum Ability Garden present, Creating a Memorial Gar-

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The supreme pleasure we can know, Freud said, and the model for all pleasure, orgasmic pleasure, comes when an excess tension built up,

Galileo (28 Across) studied at the

confined, compacted, is abruptly released.” That’s an observation by philosopher Alphonso Lingis. I bring it to your attention, Libra, because I expect that you will soon be able to harvest a psychospiritual version of that supreme pleasure. You have been gathering and storing up raw materials for soul-making, and now the time has come to express them with a creative splash. Are you ready to purge your emotional backlog? Are you brave enough to go in search of cathartic epiphanies? What has been dark will yield light. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The potential turning points that might possibly erupt in the coming days will not become actual turning points unless you work hard to activate them. They will be subtle and brief, so you will have to be very alert to notice them at all, and you will have to move quickly before they fade away. Here’s another complication: These incipient turning points probably won’t resemble any turning points you’ve seen before. They may come in the form of a lucky accident, a blessed mistake, a happy breakdown, a strange healing, a wicked gift, or a perfect weakness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you happen to be an athlete, the coming week will not be a good time to headbutt a referee or take performance-enhancing drugs. If you hate to drive your car anywhere but in the fast lane, you will be wise to try the slower lanes for a while. If you are habitually inclined to skip steps, take short cuts and look for loopholes, I advise you to instead try being thorough, methodical and by-the-book. Catch my drift? In this phase of your astrological cycle, you will have a better chance at producing successful results if you are more prudent than usual. What?! A careful, discreet, strategic, judicious Sagittarius? Sure! Why not? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): My interpretation of this week’s astrological data might sound eccentric, even weird. But you know what? Sometimes life is—or at least should be—downright unpredictable. After much meditation, I’ve concluded the most important message you can send to the universe is to fly a pair of underpants from the top of a flagpole. You heard me: Take down the flag and run the skivvies right up to the top. Whose underpants should you use? Those belonging to someone you adore, of course. And what is the deeper meaning behind this apparently irrational act? What exactly is life asking from you? Just this: Stop making so much sense all the time—especially when it comes to cultivating your love and expressing your passion. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You need to take some time out to explore the deeper mysteries of snuggling, cuddling and nuzzling. In my opinion, that is your sacred duty. It’s your raison d’etre, your ne plus ultra, your sine qua non. You’ve got to nurture your somatic wisdom with what we in the consciousness industry refer to as “yummy warm fuzzy wonder love.” At the very least, you should engage in some prolonged hugging with a creature you feel close to. Tender physical touch isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your body contains about four octillion atoms. That’s four with 27 zeroes after it. Believe it or not, 200 billion of that total were once inside the body of Martin Luther King Jr. For that matter, an average of 200 billion atoms of everyone who has ever lived and died is part of you. I am not making this up. (See the mathematical analysis here: http://tinyurl.com/AtomsFromEveryone.) As far as your immediate future is concerned, Pisces, I’m particularly interested in that legacy from King. If any of his skills as a great communicator are alive within you, you will be smart to call on them. Now is a time for you to express high-minded truths in ways that heal schisms, bridge gaps and promote unity. Just proceed on the assumption that it is your job to express the truth with extra clarity, candor and grace.

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bring your own tunes to share too! Jonathan will be featuring $5 wine by the glass or grab a bottle at 15% off! Free http://www.wilmingtonwineshop. com Wilmington Wine Shop 605 Castle St.

FOOD CO-OP presents a community celebration for surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos & fans of everything aquatic!

FOCUS ON YOU SUPPORT GROUP Aims to provide an emotionally safe space where women with cancer and their families can connect with others in the same situation. Women of Hope uses education to empower women through early detection and continuing support throughout their treatment. Survivorship Support Group is for female cancer patient who is in any stage of treatment. Caregiver Support Group is for anyone affected by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis. Meets 2nd/4th Thurs, 6:30-8pm. Friendly Community, 1730 US Hwy. 117, Burgaw. penelope@womenofhopenc.org. WILMINGTON NEWCOMERS CLUB The Wilmington Newcomers Club meets monthly at 9:30am on the 2nd Thurs ea. month at the Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St. Sign up for our satellite groups, where members can follow their particular interest and make new friends along the way—bridge clubs, dinner groups, business networking groups, etc. 910-632-8315, www.wilmingtonncnewcomers.com. ECU PIRATE ARMADA In conjunction with the East Carolina University Pirate Club, the Cape Fear Pirate Club will host their 2013 Pirate Armada on Thurs., 5/1, 6-9pm aboard the USS NC Battleship, 1 Battleship Rd NE. Featured guests: Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill, Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jeff Lebo, Women’s Head Basketball Coach Heather Macy, Athletic Director Jeff Compher, and Executive Director of the Pirate Club, J. Batt. Ticket holders will enjoy admission to the USS North Carolina, a Southern fare buffet, and complimentary beer and wine, purchased at www.capefeararmada.eventbrite.com. $25/adv. Kevin Davidson: 571-246-7616. www. capefearpc.com. www.ecupirateclub.com.

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FARMERS’ MARKETS Fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheese, meats, seafood, honey and more! Poplar Grove, Apr-Nov, Wed, 8am-1pm. Poplar Grove Plantation, 910-686-9518. pgp@poplargrove.com. www.poplargrove.com •  Riverfront Farmers’ Market open on Water St., downtown, every Sat., through Dec., 8am-1pm. Food, arts & craft vendors and live music. www.wilmingtondowntown.com/ farmers-market • Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Sat., May-Sept, 8am-1pm, around the lake in Carolina Beach. Free parking; vendors align the lake, from artists and crafters and musicians www. carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com. Janet Knott, carolinabeachfarmersmarket@gmail.com •  Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, 21 Causeway Dr. Fresh NC-grown produce, seafood and other locally produced consumables. A variety of unique craft vendors have also been added to the market this year. Mon., 8am-1pm, first Mon. in May- Labor Day. • Town of Leland Farmers’ Market at Leland Town Hall, alternating Sundays, 11am-3pm, May-Aug. This market is focused on local food and agricultural products. • Oak Island Farmers’

FERMENTAL An Evening with LoneRider Brewing, 5/10, 6pm. LoneRider from Raleigh, NC, feat. handcrafted beers such as Sweet Josie Brown Ale, Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen and Peacemaker Pale Ale, LonerRider’s additional assortment of carbonated gems include IPAs, ESBs, Barleywines, Stouts, Saisons and more. Fermental welcomes brewery representatives to another edition of monthly brewery series featuring local food truck offerings, giveaways and more. Live music w/Boba Funk. Indoor and outdoor bar area, a variety of LoneRider beers on tap as well as fresh cask ale and a few limited releases.  910821-0362. 7250 Market St., www.fermental.net. GRILLIN’ IN THE GROVE Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Hwy 17 N. Join us as Farmers’ Market vendor, The Creative Market Place, shares their skill and love of cuisine. Chef Alexander Fouros, author of ‘Feast For The Gods,” a cookbook of classic Greek cuisine, will focus on how you can prepare meals using fresh, local foods from the Farmers’ Market at Poplar Grove Plantation. Spend the morning discovering the abundant ingredients available in Southeastern North Carolina. Then follow the chef’s mantra and bring the “farm to table!” $45, includes lunch. 4/30: Greek salad with tomatoes, feta, peppers, onions and olives, fresh flounder, locally caught in Sloop Point, served in brown butter sauce over sauteed market greens, pee wee potatoes with fresh herbs. To register: 917.969.2430 or email boyden2@aol. com. Takes place in Poplar Grove’s Cultural Arts Building (the Barn).  PROGRESSIVE WINE DINNER 5/1, 6:30pm: Thursday, May 1 630-930 Progressive Wine Dinner Join the Bellamy Mansion at four historic Wilmington homes to kick off the Wilmington Wine and Food festival weekend. Experience four types of cuisine and wine pairings. Tickets available for purchase and all proceeds benefit the Bellamy Mansion Museum. Donations requested. Admission: Free. Bellamy Mansion503 Market St.  RENT-A-FARMER Starts 5/3: The spring Rent-A-Farmer CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) box is now available through Feast Down East with two different options. Starting May 1st “Veggie Lovers” can sign up for monthly subscriptions or the “Produce Committed” can save 10% by receiving a 10 week supply of heart healthy, farm grown provisions that include fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and free range eggs! Shopping made easy, let Feast Down East hand pick the best vegetables available and deliver them to your pick up location of choice. We guarantee all the produce to have been grown within 150 miles of Wilmington, NC.Admission: Admission.  MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH 5/11, noon. Brazilian jazz, bassa nova and delicious plated 3-course meal.Admission: $15 - $20. Theatre NOW, 19 S. 10th Street. www.theatrewilmington.com

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ELECTED OFFICIALS APPRECIATION BBQ Area elected officials will be treated to an oldfashioned barbecue dinner on the riverfront at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce (One Estell Lee Place) on Fri., 5/16, 5:30-8pm. Invited guests to the 11th Annual Elected Officials Appreciation BBQ include Congressman Mike McIntyre, the area’s General Assembly delegation, New Hanover County Commissioners, Wilmington City Council, the mayors of the three beach towns, area judges and more. $25/person; reg. online, www.cvent.com/d/ y4qw8g/1Q or contact Lauren Smith at smith@ wilmingtonchamber.org, 910-762-2611 ext. 202.

Market, Mon., April-Nov., 7am-1pm. Middletown Park, Oak Island • Southport Waterfront Market, Wednesdays, May-Sept., 8am-1pm. Garrison Lawn in Southport, NC. • St. James Plantation Farmers’ Market, Thurs., May-Oct., 4-7pm, at the Park at Woodlands Park Soccer Field.


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