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Wilmington Webbies 010 pgs. 4-5 Meet ranald Totten. some of you dedicated readers may remember him from his book-reviewing days for encore. others may recognize him for his latest community-building venture, His site landed him top picks for encore’s Wilmington Webbie 2010 feature, thanks to reader nominations out the wazoo. read all about it on pages 4-5. photo courtesy of ranald Totten

news & views .......... 4-7 4 wilmington webbies 2010: After receiving nominations from our readers, the winner became clear: Let us WoW you with the Wilmington Webbie feature for 2010.

5 public access: Lauren Hodges gets feedback on our public access channel’s axing.

6 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.

artsy smartsy .......... 8-23 8-10 theater: Shea Carver previews a host of shows this week, including TechMoja’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” and Guerilla Theatre’s “Captain Ridiculous,” as well as reviews Opera House Theatre Company’s latest musical, “Anything Goes.”

12 art: Lauren Hodges takes a closer look at one of CAM’s therapeutic programs,

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“It’s been more than 24 hours since the court struck down California’s ban on gay marriage, but celebrations in San Francisco have been postponed until Friday. Well, there was a rerun of ‘Glee,’ so they had to wait.” —Craig Ferguson “Sarah Palin is criticizing the president’s visit to ‘The View’ as a cheap TV stunt. Then she went camping with Kate Gosselin.”—David Letterman “A judge in California overturned the state’s gay marriage ban yesterday. Don’t get too excited, though — he doesn’t plan on telling his parents until Thanksgiving.”—Jimmy Fallon “In Portland, Oregon, a 7-year-old girl’s lemonade stand was shut down by the police because she didn’t get a $120 business license. On the bright side, by closing her business, she’s now eligible for a $108,000 government bailout. “—Jay Leno

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14-15 music: Adrian Varnam interviews Richard Smith to preview his upcoming show at 128 South; Andrew Zucchino gets the 4-1-1 on Sean Thomas Gerard’s open mic at Soapbox every Wednesday.

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23 film: Anghus remains unenthused by “Dinner for Schmucks.’

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32 fact or fiction: Claude Limoges continues with part 17 of the ongoing series, “An Involuntary Intimate.”

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e met at Mellow Mushroom last week during lunch, and as I took my seat across from Luke Wilson’s doppelganger, Ranald Totten told me: “We’ve met before.” I felt foolish; I hate it when I don’t remember people but have clearly had discussions—and in this case working relationships—with them. Totten once embraced the role of encore’s book critic some six years ago. It all came flooding back as he described meeting me in his driveway once when I dropped a book off at his place. Though fleeting moments of time get lost on me, a knack for talent does not. In this case: 1) a great writer; 2) an impressive traveler; and 3) a businessman whose dedication to Wilmington comes tenfold thanks to his eight-month-old baby, (WoW). Though, I can’t take credit for discovering his Web site, I can absolutely tout encore’s savvy readers for their numerous nominations for Wilmington Webbies 2010. “Last spring I worked with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project Wine Tasting and Art Auction,” Pat Rittenmeyer wrote to encore. “Ranald posted our info on WoW, and we received lots of feedback from at-

by: Shea Carver tendees who found us [there.] Even better—an artist found us and donated to our cause.” Totten launched WoW after hearing folks around town rant about having nothing to do or not having enough support for the events they would hold, charity or otherwise. “I thought it would be a good idea to get these people together to help build a community,” Totten noted between bites of our sandwiches. “I had experience doing something similar for a magazine in Singapore, and it was a big success, so I decided to try it in Wilmington.” In fact, Totten’s beginnings seemingly set him up for this juncture in life. A journalism student, he worked as a freelancer and as a sports writer for USA Today for many years. He moved from Berlin to Istanbul to Singapore with his wife, Mindy, a teacher abroad at the time. In Singapore, Totten helped update tedious bits of info on ATEX, a hardware and software system that seems prehistoric

WOWSERS! Ranald and Mindy Totten sport bright orange at a Sharks’ game, spreading the word about their Web site, Photo courtesy of Ranald Totten.

Wilmington Webbies Runners-Up... Cape Fear Passport Another Web site lush with activities in arts, entertainment, sports and whathave-you, Cape Fear Passport can help people plan their stay in Wilmington on all fronts. They offer links on where to stay, eat, shop and visit all over town and surrounding beaches. Need a hotel for a night in Kure Beach? They can help. Want reservations at a restaurant downtown Wilmington? Yep, they can make suggestions on that, too. Aside from hosting listings of merchants and services, they have a calendar of events that make each and every day a new adventure. With their “Add to My Itinerary” button, they make organizing a local stay painless and fun!

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Port City Foodies Readers who love food and everything about it will adore Port City Foodies. It’s Wlilmington’s primary foodie blog, offering takes on where to find the best hot dogs in town or the best-priced after-work martinis, the hottest dessert of the day or where to shop for the freshest produce. Spearheaded by Star-News, its writers consist of Liz Biro, Judy Royal, Paul Stephen and Allison Ballard, all of whom keep their fingers on the pulse of all-things tasty. Updated several times daily, they bring upto-the-minute food news to the Wilmington masses in fun snippets of information. Recipes, restaurant openings and closings, daily specials and deals ... they cover it all and tantalize the tastebuds while doing so.

Frank’s Deals Speaking of deals, it’s hard to think of anyone who doesn’t like receiving one these days. To the rescue comes Frank’s Deals, which cuts costs left and right for those who wish to dine out and shop, even in the midst of a recession. Frank may be the best person to know nowadays, as with one swipe of his card, savings can be made all the time at popular eateries like Catch, Little Dipper or Mama Fu’s, or shopping destinations like Ziabird, The Wine Sampler or The Boutique on Castle. Service savings exist in all categories, from automotive to entertainment, health and beauty to attractions. Better yet, there’s no bulky book to haul around. For a yearly membership cost of $20, it opens the door to infinite savings.

compared to today’s technology. “[I had to gather] lots of information from various sources, compile it and edit it as fast as possible, and make sure it was accurate for the public,” he said, much like what his current position with WoW dictates. Upon moving back to the states, Mindy and Ranald traveled across the country for three months before landing in Kitty Hawk, NC, in 2004. They lasted two years in the northern part of the state before discovering Wilmington and falling in love with the area. So, the travelers settled into their new lives, with Mindy working as a cranio-sacral therapist and Totten continuing to freelance. He noticed his assignments becoming less and pitches going unnoticed as the 21st century’s fast-paced technological advancement zoomed forward. Because the advent of the Internet changed everything in journalism, Totten’s goals changed with it. After many conversations with locals about needing a “go-to” site for things to do in town, WoW was conceptualized.

Half Off Depot “Why live life at full price?” This is Half Off Depot’s motto—a Web site offering deals in cities across the nation, including our very own Wilmington, NC. Folks can sign on for free, and buy gift certificates and cards to area merchants and restaurants for half off the retail value. Want to get an $85 facial for half price? Half Off Depot offers one from Earth Bound Salon and Spa. Or how about a night at Fibber’s Public House near Wrightsville Beach, worth $20 but available for $10? Just head over to Wilmington to check out all of Wilmington’s savings. Inventory gets updated daily, so be sure to sign on often. Coming soon: Wilmington’s Deals of the Week, where savings will blow the tops off penny pinchers everywhere—some offered at more than half off! Stay tuned...

“The end result is a wealth of local content that is helpful for anyone looking to make the most of their time in our area,” he said, “whether [they’re] a local or a visitor.” Susan Savia, newcomer to Wilmington, agrees. “Anyone can submit any type of event, and it’s listed right away, always with some pizazz added by Ranald. I like the weekly newsletter of freebies, with Ranald’s comedic editorials. It’s just a bright, friendly site!” Having launched What’s On Wilmington on January 4th, 2010, the site already has experienced a 45 percent increase in traffic since its inception. “The numbers keep going up, too.” Totten noted. “Traffic increases monthly.” WoW’s calendar showcases everything from kids events, to performance arts happenings, to sports listings, to lectures. Nothing gets overlooked. “We’re thinking about adding a separate ‘Charity and Fundraisers’ button,” Ronald said. “I can’t believe how many charitable events take place in our town.” While the most assuring aspect has come from user support, launching WoW hasn’t been without its own challenges. Just like upstarting any new business, Totten continues learning along the way. “Like most small business owners, I wear many hats,” he said, “and scheduling my days can be tricky. But, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Although it’s hard work, it’s giving people a free resource, and I love that part of it.” Totten updates the site, as well as partakes in the obligatory Twitter and Facebook posts multiple times daily. “I post ... up-to-the-minute notices on venue changes, cancellations and other last-minute corrections,” he said. The Web master also blogs on his site every other day, writes homepage features and six e-mail newsletters a month, called “Free Wilmington.” People subscribe to it to find out all of the free events to do in town that week. Plus, Totten offers chances to win tickets to area events, like Wilmington Sharks or Cape Fear Roller Girl games. “It has a personal feel to it,” Bridgit Kreutzer, another Wilmington Webbie nominator, wrote, “run by a local Wilmingtonian who has a passion for writing and knowledge of [his] town.” With help from QDeka’s programmers, graphic designers from Fresh Press Design, along with advice from friend and local tech guru Ian Oeschger (winner of last year’s Wilmington Webbie for www.groveproject. org), Totten takes in suggestions from many to keep the site top-of-mind and evolving. Always out and about, he constantly talks with

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business people and site users about how to better equip WoW for community building and service. “I’ve thought of as an evolving idea from the beginning,” he revealed, “and I’m always ready to make changes if something doesn’t work. That’s simply a fact of life with today’s fast-changing technology. While the basic idea remains intact, we’ve tweaked things here and there. Just [last] week, [we] made some cosmetic changes to the homepage.” A free community resource, WoW members can learn not only about events all across our coastal abode, but advertisers can benefit from its heavy traffic, too. Sixteen spots are open to local businesses who wish to partake in yet another avenue of mass-marketing. The future for WoW looks bright, to put it lightly. Totten considers carrying its business model into other cities, too. “We’ve been approached about this,” he explained, “and we’ll see how it unfolds. I’m a one-step-ata-time kind of guy, and right now I want to make sure WhatsOnWilmington is the best it can be.” To post an event, sign up for WoW’s weekly Free Wilmington e-zine or simply plan a play date, concert outing or retreat logging on to

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Axed Public Access: Community outrage over dead airtime by: Lauren Hodges from technical. “Time Warner has shut down the station. They had no right to do that. The community has a right to this service.� The PATC meets monthly at a small community center downtown. In the gatherings of concerned residents, Williams discusses the breach of contract that Time Warner executives insist they did not commit. The issue he claims violates the Communication Act of 1934, amended by the Telecom Act of 1996. “Not only are they required to provide this service, but their contract for this particular channel does not expire until 2012, he says.� PATC’s newly-acquired legal counsel, Deborah Butler—who also is currently running for county commissioner—confirms his claims. Butler says she is astounded by Time Warner’s refusal to acknowledge the contract, preferring instead to make up their own rules as they go along.

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“They tried to convince a town-hall meeting that they had been providing the channel out of the goodness of their hearts,� Butler says. “But that isn’t what is going on here. They are trying to back out of a legal obligation.�



ast November Wilmingtonians tuned into their local public access channel to find dead airtime. Though silence endured initially, the community slowly realized that the blue screen was permanent. “I thought it was technical difficulties,� 63year-old Iris Doyle comments. “But a week later, it was still not there.� In the years before the termination, Doyle and many other residents tuned into the channel every Sunday morning for church sermons. Local churches were the most frequent and committed users during the channel’s lifetime. Since beginning some extensive medical treatments, Doyle hasn’t been able to leave the house for church on Sundays and says the channel was a big part of her life. Though the programming wasn’t strictly religious, the public access channel found its greatest activist within this religious sect. Bishop Edward Williams of the First Baptist Church of Wilmington organized the Public Access Television Coalition (PATC) in the months following the cut service. Williams says that the difficulties were far

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The question of “why� still remains the biggest mystery to the coalition. Time Warner claims the cost of the service was no longer affordable, and that they had to pull the plug for financial reasons. Yet, Butler and her clients aren’t buying the explanation. “It didn’t really cost them anything,� she says. “They already had the equipment, and the people provided the programming for them. It was essentially pushing ‘play’ on a switchboard.� Time Warner’s intentions with the blank channel are yet to be seen. In the meantime, the activism surrounding the conflict has reached far beyond the church community. PATC is reaching out to Wilmington’s youth, educating and explaining why a public access channel is so vital to future generations. The response has been crucial to the coalition’s mission. Vance Williams works with Advanced Youth Outreach and recently visited New Hanover High School to spread awareness about the cancelled service. He asked an 11th-grade class what they would do with access to a television channel. “One girl suggested a show about sexting,� he says. “She wanted to talk about how serious it is and why teens shouldn’t do it.� Others wanted to put on music shows, interview local celebrities, and even hold PBS-style pledge drives. Yet, the most memorable answer was a young man who told the class that his friend had been missing for two weeks and that the police weren’t looking for him. “This boy just wanted to use the service to get word out and ask if anyone had seen him.� Vance feels that stories like those should be reason enough to fight for public access television. The termination of the channel, however, brought the discussion to people and organizations all over the city, spreading the impact across town and transcending age, culture and class. “The reason that Time Warner was able to execute this is because it was taken for granted,� he says. “The city didn’t realize what it had.� Butler sees the public outrage as a reflection of the channel’s future support. “I think that the channel is going to be the vibrant community source that it was meant to be once we get it back,� she says. “And we will get it back.�

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Woody Allen Joke Come to Life: Shirley Anderson, 71, is suing her son Ken, 46, in Vancouver, British Columbia, for parental support even though she and his father had abandoned him when he was 15 (having one day just picked up and moved and, as in Mr. Allen’s joke, “left no forwarding address”). An archaic 1922 law in British Columbia obligates adult children to support “dependent” parents, and in 2000, Shirley sued, demanding $350(Cdn) per month each from Ken, who is a trucker, and his four siblings (three of whom were at least 17 when the parents left and not considered “abandoned”). A judge awarded token interim support pending a final resolution, which after years of paperwork and delay was to come in early August but has been postponed once again.

The Continuing Crisis We Have Rules! A team of anglers from Hatteras, N.C., had first place wrapped up in the prestigious Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in June, salivating over their $1,231,575 prize money (including a bonus for single-largest catch), when judges discovered that one member of the Hatteras crew, Peter Wann, had not gotten a $30 North Carolina coastal recreational fishing license before their boat pushed off that day. Under the rules, the entire team was disqualified, and the runner-up, from Cape Carteret, N.C., got the money. They Don’t Make “Drug Lords” Like They Used To: Widely feared Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke was arrested in June and extradited to New York City after being picked up wearing women’s clothes and a 1970s-style Afro wig too small for his head (with a pink wig on standby). The Jamaica Observer reported that Coke wet his pants as he was arrested. Longtime South African drug lord Fadwaan “Fat” Murphy, speaking at a bail hearing in January in Cape Town, disclosed that he was born a hermaphrodite and has a separate identity (“Hilary”), which became relevant when arresting officers discovered that Murphy was wearing a strap-on penis. Nonetheless, he insists he is a man: “I look like a man. I talk like a man. I am a man.” “(A) new high point” in electoral politics in Philadelphia occurred this spring, according to the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News, when openly gay state Rep. Babette Josephs “outed” her primary opponent Gregg Kravitz as straight. According to Josephs, the heterosexual Kravitz was posing in Josephs’ gay-friendly 182nd District as bi-sexual. Kravitz said he is “attracted” to both men and women and found Josephs’ comments offensive. Charmed Lives: Recently while visiting her childhood home of Bishop, Texas, Joan

Ginther won a Texas lottery drawing for the fourth time, taking home a $10 million first prize to lift her career Texas lottery winnings to $20.4 million. (By then, she had already moved to Las Vegas.) At the other end of luck, British farm worker Mick Wilary, 58, was hospitalized in April after machinery crushed both his legs. According to the Daily Telegraph, Wilary has also had his ankles broken (twice), ribs cracked, finger cut off, head split open, collarbone broken and fingers broken, and been stabbed, and been frequently kicked by livestock. Thinking Large: Northern Ireland farmer William Taylor introduced his prototype Livestock Power Mill recently and claimed that the world’s 1.3 billion cattle, using treadmills for eight hours a day, could produce 6 percent of the world’s electricity requirement. (The cow must keep walking to avoid sliding down an incline.) California gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes proposed this year to solve the state’s child-molestation problem by developing an island 30 miles off the Santa Barbara coast to contain the state’s pedophiles, who would, according to The Daily Caller, “write their own constitution, build their own infrastructure and maintain a society.” Avoiding Marriage, the Hard Way: A female lawyer from Puri, India, in her mid-30s told The Times of India in July that she recently underwent gender-reassignment surgery in part to avoid the male-female marriage that her parents were arranging for her: “I did not want a family life which is being forced on girls in our society.” The Power of Books: Speaking to the city council of Crestview, Fla., in July, the founder of the local “Protect Our Children” citizens’ group said her son (whose age was not revealed) had “lost his mind” when he looked through the violent Japanese “manga” graphic novel he found on open stacks in the Crestview Public Library. “Now,” she said, “he’s in a home for extensive therapy.”

It’s Never Sunny in North Korea North Korea’s World Cup adventure began auspiciously with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to a superior Brazil team, leading the government to release photographs of the North Korean coach supposedly receiving long-distance telepathic strategy signals during the game from Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il. With the country’s hopes up, the team was embarrassed in two subsequent games and dispatched from the tournament. Back home in July, the players were paraded into the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang, where for six hours, they were publicly denounced and taunted. Coach Kim Jong-huh is said to fear an

eventual violent end. Just before the World Cup matches, North Korea issued a public demand for compensation, blaming the United States for almost every single misfortune suffered by the country in the last 65 years. Its official news agency assigned the U.S. responsibility for 5 million people injured, kidnapped, missing or killed as well as for economic damages resulting from U.S.-led trade sanctions. According to the news agency, America can atone for the losses by sending North Korea $65 trillion.

Perverts on Parade James Burden, 55, was convicted of indecent exposure in Scotland’s Falkirk Sheriff Court in June based on a March incident when a neighbor looked out her window before dawn and saw Burden, naked, smoking a cigarette and masturbating while bouncing on her family’s outdoor trampoline. Burden said he did not know anyone would be watching at that hour. In New Zealand’s Auckland District Court in June, Judge Mary Beth Sharp dismissed an elderly male juror from a trial involving sexual abuse because the man disclosed, under questioning, that he had worn a condom under his clothes in the jury box because the testimony was making him aroused. Least Competent Criminals Justin Johnson, 21, was arrested in Bloomfield, Ind., in July after failing to get a Bloomfield State Bank branch to cash his bogus check for $1 million, which he presented to a teller in the bank’s drivethrough window. Optimistic, he had handed over his driver’s license for ID along with the check. Scot Davis, 52, was charged with robbing the All in the Family bar in Des Moines, Iowa, in March. Davis, a contractor who is friends with bartender Gladys York, had spent the evening at the bar passing out business cards before leaving. Said York, when Davis re-appeared carrying a .22-caliber rifle and demanding money, “Scot, What the (expletive)?” Said an officer, “This is not the hardest case our detectives have ever had to investigate.” A News of the Weird Classic (October 1989) Ron Kravitz, 22, filed a lawsuit in June (1989) against Mickey Mantle Sports Productions Inc., for injuries he suffered the previous September while watching a company baseball video in his den to improve his base-stealing technique. While attempting to “beat” Tom Seaver’s pickoff throw to “first base,” he crashed into a table, resulting in torn ligaments and a severed tendon, which he thought somehow was the production company’s fault.

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t’s the most well-known story of all time, possibly connecting a third of the population worldwide. Christians believe Jesus Christ to be the son of God, savior of humanity, spiritual guide and mecca of eternal life. Really, it’s no surprise the Bible remains the most profitable selling book of all time. As one can predict, given the acclaim and subsequent controversy faith sometimes ensues, religious groups protested Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” when it opened on Broadway on October 21st, 1971. The playwrights loosely based the show on St. John’s Gospel, starting with Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem during his last week of life, ending with his crucifixion. Webber and Rice left the play open for interpretation, not essentially showcasing the son of God as a divine power as much as a man filled with compassion and hope. Christians touted it sacrilegious; Jewish believers felt the script antagonized the anti-


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Preview TechMoja Hannah Block Historic USO Building 120 S. 2nd Street (910) 341-7860 Wed. - Sun., 8/12 - 15 & 19 - 22, 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets: $12 - $15 Semitic notion of being held responsible for Jesus’ death. In the end, after countless Tony Award nominations, Theatre World nods and even a Golden Globe recognition for the 1973 film adaptation, the hype reversed. Nations around the world embraced the musical, from Hungary to India, New Zealand to Chile. Since, it has moved audiences with a score brimming with edge and rock ‘n’ roll overtones. Local theatre group TechMoja now presents “Jesus Christ Superstar,” thanks to director Kevin Lee-y Green’s vision and a cast of talent who can make believers out of anyone. The script itself, much like the Bible, revels in layers and nuances through each of the play’s two acts. “I am learning of how detailed this wellknown story is,” Green told encore last week. “It’s amazing to me how much is left out, actually. I’m learning a few things from the cast and vice-versa.” His crew, some of whom have performed the show before, consist of veterans and newer thespians on the scene, including Tempest Peaches (Mary Magdalene) and Edwin Sutton (Jesus Christ). Green stands firm that each character maintains a quality that audience members will connect to, in some form or fashion. “People can relate to it on a personal, spiritual and religious level,” he said. “Feelings [arise] of doubt and betrayal, and being ostracized and misunderstood.”

SPIRITED PERFORMERS: Edwrin Sutton (Jesus), Courtney Harding (Priest);, Julie Smith (Priest), Terrill Williams (Caiaphas) and Andy Motley (Annas) perform in TechMoja’s production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ this weekend. Photo courtesy of Kevin Green.

Some of the actors have relived their own religious experiences while rehearsing, studying and hashing out their characters. Tempest Peaches has embarked on more research as Mary Magdalene than any other role she has taken on previously. “Finding out why Mary feels the way she does for Jesus is synonymous with finding out who she is,” Peaches said. Likewise, the actress continues to assess the audience response through every rehearsal. “Being a Christian, what I connect to most in this show is the questioning nature it has,” she continued. “Being a logical human

being and a Christian, you wonder about the validity of Jesus as the Christ. In the beginning of your walk, the very questions that pop up in your mind are raised in the show.” No one can anticipate the load of divination more than Christ himself—an intimidating role to embark upon, nonetheless. “It ... has been very challenging to play ... arguably the most popular historical character of all time,” Sutton noted. The three-year novice actor has been focusing on perception to connect with the people. “Perception is greater than truth,” he explained, noting how the show surfaces many possible axioms rather than one. “The character of Jesus Christ has a very human reality that always subjects itself to his godly responsibility.” Philosophically, “Jesus Christ Superstar” arouses intellectual stimulation, not only with logic but notions of faith. Its vitality continues snowballing 30plus years after its inception. The beauty of it, for some, may very well be found in the message; for others, the music captivates its soul, as touchingly proven by songs like “Strange Thing Mystifying” or “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” “There are truly so many incredible voices in the play,” Green discussed, “and with the music direction of Chiaki Ito, the show is coming along rather well. ... I take the musical numbers as an extension of dialogue and dissect them to make sure that the intention behind what the performer is singing is conveyed in a clear way.” “Jesus Christ Superstar” opens Thursday night at Hannah Block USO Building on Second Street. The show goes on at 8 p.m.

Catastrophe Rising: Can ‘Captain Ridiculous’ turn his superheroic life around? appeal, for sure. The writer spoke with encore about the inception of “Captain Ridiculous” and its transformation to the stage.

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hris Bowen is no stranger to the written word. Having penned the screenplay for “Behind the Scenes of Fangsiving 4,” presented by Guerilla Theatre, the writer returns his work to the stage, where characters of fascinating intrigue make up the plot of “Captain Ridiculous.” Based on the idea that superheroes have human qualities, too, such as going to therapy and having bad days on the job, the down-on-his-luck protagonist will be played by Chris Maxie. His host of sidekicks include: Anna Gamel as Ridicu-Lass; Brendan Leatherman as the roommate, Lab Rat (a scientist that has accidentally turned himself into a giant rat), Susan Auten as gal reporter Lisa Lewis, and Tony Moore plays Mr. Preposterous, the mysterious new superhero in town. Directed by Brett Vicchrilli—”who’s doing an awesome job with the actors and the set, and pretty much every area of the production,” Bowen says—the play’s evolution has been one of redeeming inclusion. “I’m handling the sound effects, and I helped design some of the costumes and stuff,” Bowen continues. Though the playwright will be in Chicago in the upcoming two years, studying for his MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen at Northwestern University, his farewell handprint on the local theatre scene will be one with lasting

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encore: When and why did you decide to pursue theatre/screenplay writing over another brand of writing, like journalism or being a novelist? Chris Bowen: I think writing prose and writing stage directions and dialogue are two different skill sets. I don’t get the same enjoyment out of crafting a lyrical sentence that I do when I find a way to pay off something I set up earlier. I like the collaborative nature of translating a script to the stage or screen, because then you can share it with other people. It becomes something that “we” did as opposed to something “I” did. e: Tell me about the premise and inspiration for “Captain Ridiculous.” CB: A few years ago I wrote a script about a magical bar where fantastic characters meet and hang out. Captain Ridiculous was kind of this depressed, alcoholic barfly in the story. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get that plot to work very well, but I thought the characters had potential. I used some of them in “Am I Here Yet,” a play I did last year. Captain Ridiculous was another character that I wanted to revisit, so I structured a story around him. The premise is that a superhero gets fired from his newspaper job and fails to stop a catastrophe, all on the same day. He begins having self doubt and panic attacks whenever he tries to leave his apartment. The story is mostly about him overcoming his fears, but I

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e: When you’re writing the plays, do you have an idea of people in mind? Are the stories born of nonfiction? CB: There are always aspects of myself that I put into the stuff that I write. But I don’t usually base characters on people that I know. I’ve never been around someone who’s having a panic attack, for example. e: Why did you decide to pursue the not-so-super-heroic aspects of the character, like the therapy, panic attacks and not fulfilling superhero duties? CB: When I was considering the idea of a superhero story for the stage, I thought about all the kind of standard things you have to include: secret identity, sidekick, villain, weakness. I thought it would be cool if, instead of an exterior weakness, like kryptonite or something, his weakness came from within—a psychological problem, like self esteem or depression. It’s pretty interesting to think about a superhero who can do all these amazing things, but [who’s] afraid to save the day because of his own issues. I felt like those aspects best lent themselves to a story that you could tell on the stage. There’s a lot of potential for both comedy and drama, which is very important to me when I come up with ideas for a story.

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uring a time when America faced the Great Depression and footed itself a year out of prohibition, Cole Porter had the masses singing along to his 1934 hit “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Though many may have been light-heartedly mouthing the lyrics—”Some get a kick from cocaine/I’m sure that if/I took even one sniff/That would bore me terrifically, to/Yet, I get a kick out of you”—for the time, they embodied a nice dose of edge and provocation. Compared to today’s soundscape, where lyrical liberties break moral standards on all accounts from 70-plus years ago, the song remains tame. In the overall assessment of the play “Anything Goes,” from which Porter’s music comes to life, it’s safe to say the production shows its age. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its own batch of fun! After all, no matter the time nor the place, Americans always like a good romp. The cast in Opera House Theatre Company’s latest production delivers it steadfast, tune after tune. Aside from Windy Winderlich, who convincingly played an old drunk and a bishop like a muppet after sedative dental surgery, standout performers Kendra GoehringGarrett, Heather Setzler and Dan Morris offered the most laughs during “Anything Goes.” Goehring-Garrett eased into the role of Reno Sweeney just like any natural evangelist-turned-lounge-singer. The only thing better than her sassy appeal were her many sequined digs, for which my theatercompanion and I awaited with excitement scene after scene (our favorite: the black jumpsuit!). From Goehring-Garrett’s tapping velocity in the title track to her coy seduction tactics made toward Evie (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), played with aristocratic brilliance by Zack Simcoe, she shone as bright as each wardrobe change. Dan Morris as Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, gave the play a nice dose of dry humor. “Anything Goes” would nearly sink in its own cheese without him. Morris’ quips and one-liners ground it in a grittier reality, as he played the gangster role with an air of comfort, reveling in the whole “been there, done that” attitude. His nonchalance offered a nice window of subtlety and nuance when compared to other characters. Heather Setzler took comic relief to higher notes. Her character, Bonnie, set up many jokes, and rightfully so as her silly Long Island-like accent and over-the-top shenanigans kept eyes glued to her many polkadotted dresses. Her funnier moments come from trying to be one of Reno Sweeney’s back-up Angels (played with much cutesy ardor by Janna Murray, Maddie Hasson, Emily Bohbrink and Ashley Duch). She tapped, sashayed and attempted her own notoriety of

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GANGSTERLY: Dan Morris plays Moonface Martin, offering grit to the romp of his partner in crime, Bonnie, played by Heather Setzler, in ‘Anything Goes.’ Photo courtesy of Opera House Theatre Co.

fame, desperate to be included yet lacking grace and va-voom. She made “Heavenly Hop” a boisterous, memorable ditty. The male lead in the play, Jason Aycock, carried the love story with repose. Kudos to Aycock for portraying Billy Crocker without any overbearing traits that could have easily been added. He provides an even-keel performance, making Crocker quite a likable chap. Honestly, “Anything Goes” showcases an entire cast worthy of applause—not to mention perfectly timed music direction, costume and set design. Each component meshed to create nothing shy of colorful entertainment. Best of all, not one actor seemed out of place, which deserves a lot of praise from OHTC casting. Though a few of the ensemble dance numbers were off, it’s a minor complaint, seeing as I attended on the second night of the show’s run. By this weekend, I am sure they’ll be gelling to no avail. Climb aboard the SS American for a farce of a show. The escapade sets sail Wednesday night at 8 p.m., and coasts through the weekend, setting anchor on Sunday at 3 p.m. for its final run.

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Making Connections: Alzheimer’s therapy at Cameron Art Museum


ccording to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.3 million people currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The seventh leading cause of death among senior citizens, it costs roughly $170 billion in medical treatment each year. The baby-boomer generation is at the greatest risk for the disease now, with a death increase of 46 percent in the past decade. As other leading causes of death showed signs of improvement (breast cancer, heart disease, etc.), cases of mental disintegration only worsened. Without a cure, millions of people remain helpless to the effects of dementia and memory loss. Yet, awareness of the disease has increased, with the cause bringing in millions of dollars in donations to find a cure and countless volunteers offering their time to retirement homes. Even the country’s art museums are getting involved, offering their exhibits to Alzheimer’s patients for a new kind of visual therapy. “The paintings and sculptures often bring back certain memories,� Georgia Mastroieni, curator of education at Cameron Art Museum (CAM), says. “Art is very personal, and it encourages deep thought.� Following in the footsteps of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Boston’s Museum of Fine Art, CAM established a new program specifically for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in 2007 called “Connections.� After reading a study in The New England Psychologist about the effects of art on communication skills and imagination, Mastroieni got to work on a grant proposal to begin tours for local nursing homes and hospitals. The tours are free and have resulted in some inspiring stories among visitors. Mastroieni’s favorite memory is of a man named “Edward.� “It was during William Ivey Long’s exhibit, with all of the Broadway costumes,�

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Connections: Tours for Alzheimer’s Patients Mondays only; call for reservation. 3201 South 17th Street • 910-395-5999 she remembers. “The women immediately started talking about the outfits and dresses, and how they wore similar things when they were young. Edward stayed quiet the whole time.â€? That is, until he got to the paintings and immediately recognized a piece by William Utermohlen, a prominent American artist who also suffered from Alzheimer’s during his lifetime. “Edward became very chatty and suddenly started recalling his memories of the ‘60s, when Utermohlen first emerged onto the scene,â€? she says. “There is someone like Edward on almost every tour, and watching them remember is just so rewarding.â€? The program is also popular with volunteers around town. Around 60 different specially trained docents are on Mastroieni’s call list, ready to come in and interact with the patients. The tours take place on Mondays, when the museum is closed to the public. The empty building gives the program time and space to let the patients roam freely, but never without a companion to talk them through the works. “The most important thing about the tour is the interaction,â€? she says. “Even if someone is too tired to keep walking, we have someone who sits with that person and continues to talk about the art.â€? Mastroieni hesitates to call the tours a “lecture,â€? since feedback from the patients is welcome at any time. Yet, most tourist need to warm up before they are comfortable sharing their thoughts and memories.

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Constant stimulation is key to the therapy’s effect on the patient. Deborah Velders, CAM’s museum director, is excited about the upcoming tours because of a recent reorganization. Many of the new exhibits are themed by artist; Minnie Evans has her own room. Velders is particu-

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larly curious about the response to Robert Delford Brown’s room. “The lighting is really picking up the glitter, mirrors and bright colors in his pieces,� she says. “I really think his Dada style will excite the patients and remind them of their youth.� Information about “Connections� can be found on Cameron Art Museum’s Web site,, or by calling 910395-5999. Reservations for tours must be made at least two weeks in advance and are free of charge.


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35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm Caffe Phoenix is a commission-free gallery space dedicated to supporting local artists with new exhibitions opening monthly. In July, we welcome Michelle Connolly and her new exhibition of paintings entitled “Archtypes.” All are welcome to attend her opening on Wednesday July 14 at 6pm for complimentary hors d’oeuvres. In August we will be displaying works by 83 year-old internationally acclaimed abstract colorist Edward Meneeley prints, paintings and photographs have found homes in the Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other distinguished institutions.

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14712 Hwy. 17 N. • (910) 270-5180 Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, or by appt. Hampstead, NC “Beautiful; lots of variety.” “Love the place.” “Beautiful art work.” “Very nice.” “Art rocks your socks, and you know that.” These are just what a few customers had to say about Hampstead Art Gallery. Come and tell us what you think. Affordable prices on prints and originals. Local artists with various styles and taste are just excited about having the opportunity to share their work with all art lovers. Our artists offer different sizes from what we have on display and low rates on commissioned work. Owner Charles Turner invites all artists and art lovers to just hang out in our new Artist Lounge any time. Look for our upcoming Expos and Open House. Hampstead Art Gallery is located in Hampstead on the corner of Factory Road next to CVS Pharmacy.

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216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment We’re not just singing the blues this month at New Elements Gallery!!! With an emphasis on the brilliant blues of the sea and sky, our new show features the works of South Carolina artist J. Michael Kennedy and Greg Osterhaus of Virginia. “Summertime Blues” is on display through August 21st. Each artist explores the relationship of color and form with their very personal interpretation of local subject matter. Enjoy a diverse collection of landscapes, architectural studies and Osterhaus’s signature animal portraiture. Acknowledged as one of Wilmington’s premier art and craft venues, New Elements Gallery offers a wide variety of work by regional and nationally recognized artists. Located in historic downtown Wilmington since 1985, the gallery features original paintings and prints, as well as sculpture, craft, jewelry, and custom framing. New Elements Gallery is proud to represent artists that consistently produce high quality work, scheduling monthly exhibitions which are rotated throughout the year to showcase individual artists. Visitors

worldwide make a point of returning to enjoy the distinctive collection of fine art and craft and are frequently impressed by the sheer volume of work available at New Elements, much of which is featured on the gallery’s website. New Elements Gallery also offers art consultation services and is committed to helping you find the unique piece of art that represents your style best.

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511 1/2 Castle Street (910) 251-8886 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm pattersonbehn picture framing & design has added an art gallery to their space, featuring several local artists. Currently on display are works by Bob Bryden, Michelle Connolly, Karen Paden Crouch, Virginia Wright Frierson, Rachel Kastner, Pam Toll and Katherine Wolf Webb. We offer a large selection of works on paper in numerous media. In addition there are many different gift ideas such as hand gilded table top frames and one of a kind keepsake boxes. The gallery offers something for everybody.

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10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues- Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Mon. in winter myspace.comsunsetrivermarketplace This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C., features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisan-crafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee With the Author series are also offered on-site.

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616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 WAA will soon introduce the 2011 calendar “Exposure Yourself to the Arts.” We will keep you posted. . . Right now, you can enjoy Jan Lewis’ colorful fiber paintings, along with “Wonderful Wilmington” display by our talented WAA artists. Both shows run until August 25th.

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Consistency of Madness: Sean Thomas Gerard hosts open mic each week at Soapbox


nything goes!” Onward, Soldiers front man Sean Thomas Gerard proposes at his weekly open mic. Truly, one sheet of loose-leaf paper is all it takes for Gerard to muster up 20 or more artists every Wednesday night at the Soapbox Laundro Lounge. He simply places the sign-up sheet on the table and steps onstage to play a short set. Around 9:30 p.m., a few vacationing families grasping doggy bags typically wander in off the street, likely recognizing the maturity of Gerard’s alt-country solo act. They never last long, though. Gerard finishes his set and casually reminids the audience of the sign-up sheet. For artists and amateurs alike, the open mic is much like a microcosmic Genesis or any creation story, for that matter. Suddenly, the evening is out of Gerard’s hands and into the unpredictable realm of creation. “Other open mics usually consist of several folk singers,” Gerard contends. Being a solo act himself, he obviously isn’t opposed to more traditional open mics, but he wants to take advantage of the opportunity the Soapbox has given him. The Soapbox Open Mic is one of the few, if not the only, local open mic that provides a stage and sound system for full bands, he says. Regulars include Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine, who can pack the stage with eight or more dancers, clappers and whistlers. The Stonewalls’ diligent songwriting and tight melodies may make listeners question whether it’s really an open mic. Though these regulars work to make Wednesday worthwhile, it is still, after all, an open mic, and it’s apparent that Gerard finds it difficult to find any real consistency in the madness. It’s also apparent he doesn’t expect to. How could he? He’s seen an Elvis

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impersonator and a bongo duet. Mostly, his experiences begin with “one time” and end with “this guy played ‘Don’t Think Twice it’s Alright’ three times in a row,” and “I never thought I’d be up there playing a bucket.” A popular venue, Soapbox’s downstairs offers a more superior sound system and stage than other open mic venues. It’s a major contributor to the weekly success of the event. The environment provides a feeling of legitimacy to any nervous or uncertain performer. Anyone, on any given Wednesday, could perform for an audience of 50 to a 100 folks, on a stage that might host national and regional acts for the remainder of the week. Because of this, Gerard invokes, many touring acts traveling through Wilmington that are not booked for the evening. Essentially, they have nothing to lose in playing a set. From the stage, performers can catch audio mixer/engineer Mark Fuller operating a system with great precision. When listening from the floor, the system provides clarity in the lower frequencies, a rarity anywhere in

HOST WITH THE MOST: Sean Thomas Gerard may be best known from his band Onward, Soldiers, but he also hosts open mic every Wednesday at the Soapbox. Photo by Shea Carver

eastern North Carolina. What Fuller produces with the new system is impressive, especially at an open mic. He quickly sets up the entire arsenal of Soapbox microphones for bands like Swimming Machine, dialing them in as if the band had personally hired him. Kudos to Fuller for even putting up with some of the acts. Running sound for poor performances induces a trial that most mixers don’t deserve. Remember Gerard’s anecdote about one inebriate’s triple performance of “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright?” It would take one slide of a finger for Fuller to pull the plug on that guy. Yet, to the audience, it may have proved somewhat entertaining. Fuller—like he does every time—sides with the audience. Let’s go ahead and call him the most generous audio mixer in town. Most acts have bought into the “anything goes” theme, and it doesn’t take long for an audience to find themselves as loose as the performers. Eventually, the borderline between act and audience proves nonexistent. When Jacksonville rappers Easy Prophet 910 and Gutta Grimey once took the stage, a saxophone emerged from the audience, Gerard recalls. With a little help from beer and much help from Gerard’s philosophy, the Soapbox Open Mic effectively proves that freedom of act equals freedom of audience.

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Playing with a Virtuoso: Richard Smith and wife Julie Adams sound off at 129 South


sking his father to teach him a Chet Atkins tune seems like an odd request for a 5-year old anywhere, much less in England. But, for a young Richard Smith, it was simply about wanting to do what his dad did. Now, decades later, Smith is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, mastering every genre and style of playing, from country finger-picking and bluegrass, to jazz, rock and even classical. Along the way, Smith met and fell in love with cellist Julie Adams, a classically-trained and award-winning performer in her own right. With a conservatory education and a résumé filled with stage and studio work, Adams seems a perfect musical partner to her husband, Smith. Together, the couple tours the world performing together, wowing audiences with astonishing musicianship and a chemistry reserved for the closest of duets. Recently, I caught up with Smith as he and Adams prepare for their August 12th concert at the new listening room, 128 South, in downtown Wilmington. Smith will be giving a guitar workshop at 3 p.m. earlier in the day before he and his wife take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Here is how our conversation unfolded. encore: I’ve read a lot about your prodigiousness at such a young age, but being a lifelong musician myself, I know how much hard work goes into accomplishing an instrument, too. How much weight do you attribute to being “gifted” as a child to your success, and how much is related to working hard? Richard Smith: I really think that working hard and starting young, when you’re like a sponge, is what helps the most. I honestly don’t think you can fail if you start young and learn how to practice efficiently. Hard practice is not nearly as beneficial as smart

by: Adrian Varnam

Richard Smith and Julie Adams 128 South 128 South Front Street • (919) 886-6889 August 12th • 7:30pm • Tickets: $15 Guitar workshop, 3 p.m. • $40 practice. I really don’t know how much of it is natural. My ear developed over time. I wasn’t born with a good ear; it just got good after working at it hard. e: Do you think there was anything about you personally that predisposed you to being so accomplished at such a young age? RS: Well, my dad played the guitar and had a lot of guitar records around. That was it, really. The music sounded great to me, and I just got into it more and more. I feel very lucky to have developed a passion for something that early on. e: I watched the video of you onstage with Chet Atkins at 11. He’s also mentioned in your bio quite a bit. How much of an influence was he on your early career, and how involved was he in that process? RS: Chet was obviously my biggest influence, musically, but as far as career—that’s really been a hard slog. Chet was really the person responsible for me being invited to play at the Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville for the first time in 1991, and that’s where it all started for me here in the USA. You meet folks and play for them and form relationships, and you get work as a result of that. One gig leads to another. There wasn’t any one thing that kick-started my career, it has just been building slowly

HUSBAND-AND-WIFE TEAM: Richard Smith and Julie Adams play acoustic guitar and cello during their show at 128 South, taking place this Thursday. Photo courtesy of artists.

but surely, with lots of work, and making calls and sending e-mails. e: Most young people never get a chance to meet their idols, and you not only met Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, you had the opportunity to play with them. What affect did that have on you as a young musician, and how did musicians like them influence your career? RS: They mainly influenced me musically, and they still do. I can’t really say that they had a huge influence on my working career.

Chet was pretty sick when I finally moved to Nashville, and I was growing up in the UK when I first met him, but he introduced me to a few folks around town and, of course, got me to the convention. If Chet was “presenting” you, then that in itself says a great deal. e: Was there any challenge, for you personally, in transitioning your career from “child prodigy” to adult musician? RS: No, not really. I just did what I knew how to do and kept doing it. The big transition was from when my dad was making calls to book gigs, and then to me making the calls. You have to learn to be your own agent. I just jumped right in at the deep end. I think that if you have a steady job and are already paying the bills, it’s much harder to make the transition to full-time musician, but that’s all I did, so I had to make it work. e: You’ll be sharing the stage here in Wilmington with your wife, Julie. What is that musical partnership like, and how do the two of you accentuate the other in collaboration? RS: It’s wonderful, of course, to travel with your other half. Julie, being a wonderful cellist, can add some low end to what I’m already doing, or she can saw on a melody, or play a harmony or counter melody line. We also sing some fun and cutesy stuff together, and turn it into a fun night of entertainment rather than just concentrate on playing instrumentals and rely on pure chops.

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a preview of tunes all over town this week

WEDNESDAY, AUgUST 11 opeN mIc w/ seaN GerarD (9pm) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Jeremy NorrIs —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 DJ p. FuNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 roN roNNer —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 BIBIs ellIsoN aND tIm BlacK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 ZyryaB —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 BaNGaraNG w/ lorD walrus & sIr NIcK BlaND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 marK HerBert & GaBrIelle —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement James JarvIs & FrIeNDs (7pm-8pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ tIme —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington opeN mIc w/ Gary alleN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

KaraoKe wItH BoB claytoN —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 KaraoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 KaraoKe w/ DJ BIKer roB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 roN wIlsoN & roGer DavIs —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 tHe castING out —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St. act II —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 FraNKIe alleN —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 DualING pIaNos & lee Hauser —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 erIc aND carey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 opeN mIc NIGHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

Nutt House Improv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 KaraoKe —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ JuIce —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 saI collINs —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

THURSDAY, AUgUST 12 opeN mIc w/ Gary alleN —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 DJ eyecoN —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 KaraoKe KoNG —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 KaraoKe w/ DJ steve —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

DJ stretcH —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 mIKe o’DoNNell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 top 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 roN Dallas (7pm-10pm) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 DJ DoN’t stop —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 acoustIc Duo (7-10), Brett JoHNsoN’s Jam (10-?) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 lIve musIc —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 FrIeD lot —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 DJ GreG —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement roN HassoN —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

KaraoKe —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ Be extreme KaraoKe —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 DJ DaNe BrItt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 opeN mIc NIGHt —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 DJ compose —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 DJ —Flat Eddie’s; 5400 Oleander Dr., 799-7000 KaraoKe w/ lorI BetH —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 James JarvIs & FrIeNDs (7pm-8pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 FraNKIe alleN —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 tru sol —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

actIoN INc. w/ cesar comaNcHe —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 GuIDa, No tomorrow, sKull storm —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 wIll HoGe, meGaN mccormIcK —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Fsm preseNts tHe mecca oF rHymes, mIc savvy, JoNes aNDrews, youNG rusH, HeNDrIx law, FtH & DJ cam oNe —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 smItH aND pucKett —Brixx Pizza; Mayfaire Towne Center, 6801 Main St. 256-9677 rIcHarD smItH & JulIe aDams —128 South: 128 S. Front St., 919-886-6889 paco strIcKlaND —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 Forrest taBor —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 sea paNs (oN tHe veraNDaH terrace) —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 Forrest taBor —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900

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Rundown —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 nutt StReet open Mic —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 dJ RichteRMeiSteR —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 FaMily KaRaoKe —Alfie’s, 2528 Castle Hayne Rd.; 251-5707 toM RhodeS —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 claSSy KaRaoKe with Mandy clayton —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 KaRaoKe with BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 dJ ced —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaRaoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 dJ “MR lee� —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 FiRedance & dRuMS @ daRK, dJ Mit pSytRance (11pM) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 BiBiS elliSon and the SpaRe change Band —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434

fridAY, August 13 piano Show —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 JaMeS JaRviS & FRiendS (7pM-8pM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 KaRaoKe Kong —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 dJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 Melvin and SayeR —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 latino night with dJ —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 dJ tiMe —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 dJ StRetch —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 dJ ScooteR FReSh —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 RoBBie BeRRy —Southpaw Sports Bar, 123 Princess St.;338-1886 dJ ced —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 dJ —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 dJ Be dance paRty —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 Ron etheRidge & JaSon woolwine —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996












MONDAY All Pizzas $5 in the bar after 5pm 22oz Domestic Draft $200 TUESDAY Live Jazz in the Bar Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 • PaciďŹ co $2.50 WEDNESDAY Corona\Corona Light $250 Margarita\Peach Margaritas $4 Miller Light Bottles $150 THURSDAY Gran Martinis $7 • Red Stripe $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4 • 007 $350 Harps bottles $250 Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze\Seabreeze $4 22oz Blue Moon Draft $3 Select domestic bottles $150 SUNDAY Domestic Draft Pints $150 Bloody Marys $4 White Russians $4 LIVE MUSIC Tues. Aug. 17th BENNY HILL Tues. Aug. 24th KEVIN KOLB 5564 Carolina Beach Rd 452-1212

dJ (hip hop/dance) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ hood —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 open Mic night —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 dJ —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 KaRaoKe w/ dJ val —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 KaRaoKe with BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 dJ —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 act ii —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 coolidge! (cd ReleaSe) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 FunKy FoRReSt and MiKe SicKMan —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 Kyle lindley —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 FRed Flynn and the StoneS —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133 MiKe o’donnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

edisun : playing The Soapbox Monday August 16th with Damona Waits & Smile Empty Soul MiKe & the MauleRS —Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 oveRtyMe —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 lee venteRS QuaRtet (Jazz 6-8pM) —Bellamy Mansion; 503 Market St., 251-3700 KiSS aRMy —Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349





chaMpion oF the Sun, Salvacion, childRen oF the Reptile â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Shine, dJ dane BRitt â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Beach House Bar â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 BRent StiMMel â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 live MuSic â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Big Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Saloon; 6745-B Market St.

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MaSon SMith Band â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 daniel paRiSh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 Benny hill â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 the needleS, dielectRicS, FiShnet StalKeRS â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Reggieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1415 S. 42nd St.

Your Downtown Sports Pub! MONDAY $10 Bud/Light Buckets $4 Jack Daniels â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Capt. Morgan TUESDAY $1 Tacos 4-7pm â&#x20AC;˘ $3 sauza $15 margarita pitchers $3 Mexican Beers $5 Top Shelf Tequila â&#x20AC;˘ $7 Patron WEDNESDAY $3 Pints (10 Drafts) $5 Jager Bombs â&#x20AC;˘ $2 wells THURSDAY Mug Night $2 Domestic Drafts w/HK MUG $5 Bombers â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Jim Beam $3 pinnacle flavored vodkas $3.50 MicroBrews FRIDAY $3 Select Draft â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Fire Fly Shooters $5 Red Bull Vodka SATURDAY $2.50 Miller Lt or Yuengling Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Kamikaze $4 Well Drinks SUNDAY $2.50 Bud/Light Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $5 Crown Royal $4 Bloody Mary 1/2 priced select appetizers m-f 4-7pm CATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH MLB EXTRA INNINGS ON 10 HDTVs and HD big screen Your Team - Every Game, Every DAY 118 Princess St â&#x20AC;˘ (910)763-4133


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Tom NooNaN & JaNe Houseal —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 Paul GrimsHaw BaNd —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 swiNG sHifT —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 live music —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 THe maNTras —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 soul Power Posse —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 l sHaPe loT —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 HoT waTer waGoN —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 BliveT —Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center

Saturday, auguSt 14 classy KaraoKe wiTH maNdy clayToN —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 dJ scooTer fresH —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 PiaNo sHow —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ sTreTcH, live Jam wiTH BeNNy Hill —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301

KaraoKe w/ dJ val —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 GreaT Zues’ Beard w/ Blue HiPPoPoTamus —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 HiPslacK —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 dJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 roBBie Berry —Smileys Tavern, 723 N. 4th Street; 399-1669 salsa w/ dJ lalo —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 KaraoKe —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 dJ —Ronnie’s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 susaN savia (BruNcH 12-2Pm) — Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 dJ —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 dJ —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington live music —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 KaraoKe —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 iamHumaN —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 JacK JacK 180 —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900

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KaraoKe wiTH BoB clayToN —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 dJ P. moNey —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 TouBaB Krewe, sai colliNs —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 12% —Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 forTcH (6Pm-10Pm) —Greg Norman’s; 4930 Hwy 17, N. Myrtle Bch., 843-361-0000 madoNNa NasH —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 Jim asHley —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 Blair crimmiNs & THe HooKers —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 daNiel ParisH —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 oysTer Boy —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 Two ceNTs worTH —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 daNiel ParisH —Riverfront Farmers’ Market; Water St. Wilmington masoNBoro souNd —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

JoHN ToPPiNGs —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 TeN Below —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133 dr. fraNKeNsTeiN, dJ daNe BriTT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 Travis sHallow & frieNds —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 rooT soul ProJecT —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 BreNT & miKe —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 salvacioN, PraeTorious, BroadslaP —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St. velveT JaNe (9-1) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 l sHaPe loT —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 roNNie diGiTal & THe waHl —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 KersTeN caPra —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 THe Necessary BaNd —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 acT ii —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794

oysTerBoy —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 THe Noseriders —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000

Sunday, auguSt 15

Jam wiTH BeNNy Hill —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KaraoKe —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement susaN savia (12Pm-2Pm) —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 roGer davis (BruNcH) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 l sHaPe loT (3-7), sTeve Todd & sam melviN (8-12) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KaraoKe —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 Perry smiTH (BruNcH 12-2Pm) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 dJ P. moNey —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 KaraoKe w/ dJ BaTTle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 d&d sluGGers, THe NiGHTmare river BaNd —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 fred flyNN —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 Blair crimmiNs & THe HooKers —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

cHris Bellamy (2-5Pm) —Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave., 256-8696 GoGGleZ PiZaNo —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 sPeNcer rusH —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 dJBe KaraoKe uGly —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 dJ ced —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 GaleN oN GuiTar (BruNcH) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 suNday NiGHT fever —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 marK roBerTs & BreeZe —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

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dJ daNe BriTT —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 oPeN mic NiGHT —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 oPeN mic NiGHT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 live music w/ forresT —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 BreTT JoHNsoN’s Jam —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 dJ eyecoN —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St.,

oPen Mic nigHt —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 oPen Mic W/ Beau —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 SMile eMPty Soul, eDiSun (PictureD), DaMona WaitS —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 nic coWan —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 SPencer ruSH —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 oPen Mic nigHt —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 oPen Mic WitH viva —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 DJ tiMe —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ ricHterMeiSter —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 JaMeS JarviS & FrienDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 act ii —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647


KaraoKe W/ DJ BiKer roB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 JereMy norriS —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 BiBiS elliSon anD tHe SPare cHange BanD —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KaraoKe WitH BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 KaraoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 traviS SHalloW & JaSon WoolWine —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 Benny Hill —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 ron DallaS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 JaMeS JarviS & FrienDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 oPen Mic nigHt —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 Dane Britt KaraoKe —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 nutt HouSe iMProv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 roB ronner —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 Bil KrauSS SHoW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 live MuSic —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 gutterMoutH, MonKeyKniFeFigHt, tHe neW tHreat, SPringBreaK 1931 —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

root Soul ProJect —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 Kyle linDley —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 act ii —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 toP 40 W/ DJ val —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ eyecon —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 raDio HayeS anD ecHoPoint21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 DJ “Mr lee” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 KaraoKe Kong —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 caPe Fear BlueS JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 Benny Hill —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212


oPen Mic W/ Sean gerarD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 JereMy norriS —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 DJ P. FunK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 ron ronner —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 BiBiS elliSon anD tiM BlacK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 ZyryaB —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 Bangarang W/ lorD WalruS & Sir nicK BlanD —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 MarK HerBert & gaBrielle —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement JaMeS JarviS & FrienDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ tiMe —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington oPen Mic W/ gary allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KaraoKe WitH BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 coney iSlanD cocKaBilly roaDSHoW —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 KaraoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 cHarlie HiPMan —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 FranKie allen —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 Perry SMitH & FrienDS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 Paul griMSHaW trio —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

Show Stoppers: Concerts around the region HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWy 17 S., Myrtle BeacH, Sc (843) 272-3000 8/12: Umphrey’s McGee , Rebelution 8/18: Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill and Collie Buddz 8/19: The Avett Brothers (photo), Jessica Lea Mayfield

THE ORANGE PEEL 101 BiltMore avenue, aSHeville (828) 225-5851 8/12: Here Come The Mummies, Space Capone 8/13: Abbey Road Live 8/14: Dan Zanes & Friends (1pm) 8/14: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Blonde Blues & WSNB (7pm)

CAT’S CRADLE 300 e. Main St., carrBoro, nc (919) 967-9053 8/11: Dax Riggs 8/12: Brave Combo, Killer Filler 8/13: Mission Of Burma 8/15: Memoryhouse, Twin Sister 8/18: Chiddy Bang, Donnis, XV, 2AM Club, K.O. Kid, DJ Sets by DJ Benzi KaraoKe W/ DJ BiKer roB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 Dualing PianoS & lee HauSer —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 FortcH (6PM-10PM) —Greg Norman’s; 4930 Hwy 17, N. Myrtle Bch., 843-361-0000 oPen Mic nigHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 nutt HouSe iMProv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 KaraoKe —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 eric anD carey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 DJ Juice —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

All entertainment must be turned in to encore by noon every Thursday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 e. caBarruS St., raleigH (919) 821-4111 8/13: Edwin McCain Band 8/14: The Last One Standing: Pivot, The Sights of Sound, Transient, Runaway Cab, many more (Top bands compete)

AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SoutH tryon St., cHarlotte (704) 377-6874 8/12: Demon Hunter, Sleeping Giant, Inhale/exhale, A Bullet For Pretty Boy 8/13: Slippery When Wet 8/14: Nappy Roots 8/18: Alien Radio, Orange Crush

TWC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK 3801 rocK Quarry rD., raleigH (919) 831-6400 8/11: Zac Brown Band

KOKA BOOTH AMPH. 8003 regency ParKWay, cary (919) 462-2052 8/15: Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat

RALEIGH AMPHITHEATER AND FESTIVAL SITE 500 SoutH McDoWell St, raleigH, nc (919) 831-6400

GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 WeSt lee St., greenSBoro 336-373-7400 8/14: “El Torito” Hector Acosta

8/13: Umphrey’s McGee, Rebelution 8/14: Heart, Erick Baker 8/17: Maroon 5

CAROLINA THEATRE 309 W. Morgan St., DurHaM

ROAD RUNNER MOBILE AMPHITHEATRE 820 HaMilton Street, cHarlotte, nc (704) 549-5555

8/13: Bruce Vilanch (Comedian)

8/13: O.A.R. 8/15: Heart

(919) 560-3030

ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 HWy 17 SoutH, n. Myrtle BeacH, Sc (843) 272-1111 8/13: Kenny Rogers

FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE STADIUM 161 Seven FarMS Drive, cHarleSton, Sc 800-677-2293 8/11: Hootie and the Blowfish

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER tHe aMerican toBacco DiStrict 123 vivian Street DurHaM, nc 919.680.2787

8/14: O.A.R.

8/18: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

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Visit any one of the local businesses listed on this page and register to win to win one of these four fabulous staycations! WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH Romance in Wrightsville Beach Includes accomodations at the Blockade Runner, lunch and dinner at East. Plus, a couples massage from Ki Spa and more!

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ermaine Clement may very well be the funniest person on the face of the Earth. Just watch the excellent HBO comedy series “Flight of the Conchords” for proof. Even in the worst movies, Jermaine Clement is a shining ray of comedic gold that should be endlessly mined (“Eagle Vs. Shark”). That is fortunate since the new comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Last week, I took on the flabby mediocrity that is Jonah Hill in the comedy “Cyrus.” I found myself in the same frame of mind while watching “Dinner for Schmucks.” There is little structure to the film. It’s another cookie-cutter comedy—practically manic in its story maintenance. The kind of movie with a lot of smoke and mirrors. Comedic misdirection. By piling on the schmucks, director Jay Roach (“Austin Powers,” “Meet the Parents”) hopes that audiences will be dumbfounded and dulled into a state of disbelief. What’s the need for a story if the movie’s crammed full of one-note characters with a gimmick? It’s like a cavalcade of morons—a parade of peons. Other than Jermaine Clement, there isn’t a single one of them capable of producing so much as a chuckle. Like “Cyrus,” “Dinner for Schmucks” is a film that is ultimately strangled by a story with nowhere to go and characters with nothing to offer. Tim (Paul Rudd) is a young investment analyst looking to get ahead. He manages to impress his boss and gets invited to a dinner party. It’s a monthly event where guests try to find the biggest idiot (i.e. schmuck) to entertain them. Tim finds the whole process archaic but is more than willing to exploit a fellow human being if it helps him get ahead. Tim’s girlfriend is disgusted by the idea and convinces him to not go through with it. Then, Tim meets Barry (Steve Carrel), a man so schmucky that he can’t help but be exploited. I like Paul Rudd. I like Steve Carell. I just don’t like anything they are doing in this movie. Paul Rudd continues to play the straight man without much deviation. Steve Carell plays the bespectacled dork with reckless abandon. But no one involved with the production is making any bold choices, so the movie remains uninspiring. Everyone does a subtle variation

by: Anghus

Dinner for Schmucks Starring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Jemaine Clement


I’ve enjoyed Paul Rudd’s resurgence. After spending the ‘90s trying to be a leading man and the early 2000s trapped in a thankless role on “Friends,” he seemed to hit his stride with ridiculous comedy. Is there anything better than his Brian Fantana performance in “Anchorman”? Now

this week in film Pirates of the Caribbean

Carolina Beach Lake Park Sundays, at dusk • Free Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and crew take to the seas in a romp of a summertime flick. Perfect for families, don’t miss the swashbuckling adventures of “Pirates of the Caribbean” at the Carolina Beach Lake Park. Concessions are sold on site; bring blankets and chairs; picnics welcome, too.

I Am Love

Cinematique Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street August 16th-18th, 7:30 p.m., $7 (pictured) A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love. Starring Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti and Edoardo Gabbriellini. Rated R; 120 minutes.

CHUCKLE-LESS: Though ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ features today’s best funny men, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and Jemaine Clement, it’s hard to muster a laugh out of the dead-end movie premise.

on their own usual shtick. Even the great Jermaine Clement colors within the lines— but, oh, what colors! Clement plays a narcissistic artist obsessed with Tim’s girlfriend. Every moment he is on screen equals pure delight. Alas, a second tier supporting character cannot carry an entire film. Instead, the camera follows the least interesting schmuck, Barry. Barry likes to make dioramas using dead mice; he’s quite good at it. His rendition of The Last Supper is quite remarkable. He is also the kind of antisocial nerd who plunges into unbelievable depths of desperation. Carell’s performance sums up the movie well: too much effort, not enough payoff. Eventually, after we get to the dinner, we get 10 minutes of silly gags and goofy scenarios, over-the-top shtick that gets old really, really fast, merciless camera mugging and all the subtlety of a horny drunk college student at 2 a.m.

that is a movie from which “Dinner for Schmucks” could take a lesson. The movie should be fearlessly ridiculous—not about insane idiots and evolving into a message picture. Yes, we all realize it’s wrong to exploit people. It never happens—no sir! It’s not like television is made up of 23 hours worth of assholes and schmucks to laugh at each and every day. Do people watch “Jersey Shore” for the underlying social commentary? Or because the big, orange, juiced-up douche bag falls face first into a hot tub? We make fun of people. We’re Americans. It is part of our very fabric. It goes back to the American revolution when we drew pictures of King George dressed in women’s undergarments. Sure, it’s easy to pick sides in a movie where a bunch of rich jerks host a dinner for freaks and laugh at them—but the movie expects us to laugh at them as well. So, why try to heave some stupid feel-good message about how wrong it is to laugh at a schmuck? Jay Roach proves as much as a hypocrite as a whore. The only smiles in the movie come from Jermaine Clement. Give this man his own movie! I’ll buy 10 tickets myself.

8: A Mormon Proposition

Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8pm • Free A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.

The Other Guys

Regal Mayfaire Cinemas 900 Town Center Drive • (910) 256-0556 Call for times • $6.50 - $9.50 NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in the city. A few desks over sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg). They’re not heroes; they’re “the Other Guys.” But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz get the opportunity of their lives, but do they have the right stuff? Rated PG-13; 107 minutes.

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Food for Thought: Taking a stand against genetically modified organisms


ver heard of genetically modified organisms (GMO)? I dare say that the majority of the population eats them in abundance on a daily basis. Why? Well, for one the USDA does not require the labeling of “food” products that contain GMOs. Some history of how we got here may help. In 1978 a company called “Genentech” inserted a human insulin gene into an E. Coli bacterium in order to create functional insulin, marking the first use of the technology called “recombinant DNA,” where genes from different organisms combine to form a hybrid molecule. In 1981 Amanda Mohan Chakrabarty successfully inserted foreign genes into a Pseudomonas bacterium and created an organism capable of eating oil spills (hmmm, BP, take note!). This marked the first time a living organism had been altered genetically. The ethics of this procedure were actually upheld by the Supreme Court in what has become the wartershed moment in GMO history. From 1981 onward companies would be incentivized to change life in order to patent and make money of off living organisms. And we’ve never looked back. This is the legacy we deal with today. We are so entrenched in this world view that we cannot bring ourselves to recignize what we’re eating. Think about that. There is no transparency in the US food system. Plants and animals that have had their genetics fundamentally altered are not being disclosed to consumers, and this is not a hard thing to accomplish. The reasons vary. One: If GMO foodstuff were labeled, people would not eat it, and other countries would not buy our “food” exports. This has been proven in Europe where most countries disclose GMO products by law. Two: Companies such as Monsanto and Cargill lobby heavily to prevent disclosure of what is in our food in order to reap huge monetary rewards. They do this by direct sale of the GMO seed and plants, and also by creating products that complement their GMO offerings. For instance, RoundUp is an herbicide containing glycophosphates invented by Monsanto in 1973. Glcophosphates have been marketed as “biodegradable” and “non-toxic,” but they subsist in the environ-

by: Evan Folds

Owner of Progressive Gardens

ment for up to three years, according to a Swedish study. Better yet, they are linked to Alzeihmers, reproductive issues, and many other horrific health problems. Monsanto is also responsible for inventing RoundUp-ready soybeans. “RoundUpready” means that the soybeans, with the special genes inserted, are capable of withstanding treatment with RoundUp. So, they invent living organisms that can survive the stress of being doused with the toxic soups they create. That’s a brilliant business model, but it’s killing people and it’s simply evil. The only thing that RoundUp-ready crops ensure is more RoundUp! The perspective that allows this blatant abuse of humanity and Earth’s ecosystems is hard to understand for the average individual, but it is alive and well. COO of Hugh Grant explains Monsanto’s development from a chemical company (RoundUp) to a biotech company (GMO) over the years: “The answer that we developed was that we believe that the world needs about 35 to 40 percent more food produced on every acre. Chemicals weren’t the answer to that next increment of production. It was in genetics. It was in better seed. So, really, that’s been driving us for more than 10 years now.” An entire article could be written on the faults of this logic, but the idea that we need more space to grow food is folly. For example, the largest irrigated crop in the U.S. is grass, with 40 million acres. That’s more than three times corn, which has 13 million acres under irrigation. If everyone simply turned their lawns into a garden, we’d be fine. (Suggested reading: “Food, Not Lawns.”) Besides this, there is no doubt that GMO foods disrupt living systems. For example, Indian activist Dr. Vandana Shiva’s organization Navdanya conducted a study that verified a 14.2 percent decrease in bacteria and a 17 percent decrease in actinomycete populations in soil, from the use of GMO Bt Cotton over a three-year period. The repercussions of this have resulted in over 25,000 suicides by Indian farmers since 1995. Even

WATCH OUT, GMOS! Genetically modified organisms find their way into a lot of FDA approved food. Learn how to fight against them and the possibilities of creating horrific health problems. Stock photo.

more terrifying, there has yet to be one study that tests the effects of these frankenfoods on the human organism—yikes! How can Monsanto and company possibly justify the idea that we do not need to label GMO “foods”? Let’s quote COO Hugh Grant of Monsanto again: “Let me tell you the Monsanto view on labeling today. We believe very strongly—very strongly—that these products are safe. And in their safety, there is no need to label, and that’s the position that has been held by the FDA. The FDA labeling requirements are really triggered by if a product is essentially the same, then there is no labeling requirement.” Should we trust the FDA? Should it really be up to a tool like Hugh Grant to determine whether or not what we eat is safe? Can

you say, “Conflict of interest”? Is he really suggesting that fundamentally altering the genetics of a plant is “essentially the same” as a natural plant? All due respect to Monsanto’s “beliefs,” the real question is: Should we believe them? No. So, how can we avoid GMO crops? The “big four” consist of corn, soy, canola, and cotton. All processed foods also contain GMOs, in addition to corn flours, oils, sweeteners and meals created by the “big four” commodity crops. Think salad dressings, cookies and anything with high-fructose corn syrup (isn’t that everything?). To be clear, unless buying from local farms or “organic” whole foods—and this includes restaurants too—it most likely contains GMO products. For more information, contact Progressive Gardens, refer to the Center for Food Safety Web site, or read Jeffrey M. Smith’s “Seeds of Deception” and “Genetic Roulette.” There’s even a non-GMO iPhone App,

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e d i u g g n dini american Brixx Wood Fired Pizza A short drive from the beach, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Mayfaire Town Center is a fun, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Serving the best brick-oven pizzas around, Brixx also offers a fine selection of signature focaccia sandwiches, pastas, fresh salads and desserts. Stop in for a quick lunch, or kick back on the patio with one of 24 beers on tap or 14 wines by the glass. Brixx is also a late-night destination, serving 2-for1 pizzas and appetizers after 10pm Open until 1am Monday through Saturday and 11pm on Sunday.6801 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. (910) 256-9677. www.

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 Sunday during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC . (910) 256.8500.

cHriS’ coSmic KiTcHen Serving breakfast all day as well as lunch and handmade cheesecake, Chef and Owner Chris Lubben loves to make many of his menu items from scratch. Whether you’re in the mood for a fluffy 3-egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is your “Out of this World” Breakfast/Lunch Destination. Evening restaurant rental is available, as well as a Personal Chef service. Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is located at 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109, on the corner of Racine Dr. and Eastwood Rd. OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday 7am-4pm & 5pm9pm. Sunday Brunch 9-2. Closed Monday.

Take-out calls welcome, 792-6720. Follow us on Twitter @CosmicKitchen.

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The Verandah Café 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. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. (910) 256-2231 Wrightsville Beach.

numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their takehome frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; closed Sunday. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD.


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Kefi, founded in 1981 by a group of friends, has a long-standing tradition as a favorite local watering hole. This Wrightsville-Beach eatery is open at 6am for breakfast, offering everything from omelets and pancakes, to shrimp and grits. Take a break from the beach and visit Kefi’s, where their menu features a variety of salads and sandwiches. There is even a “working man’s lunch,” served Monday through Friday, all for under $6. At night Kefi comes alive by serving dinner with a Southern flare. From the fried pickles appetizer to their the shrimp or oyster Po’boy to their nightly dinner specials, there is something that will make your taste buds sing. Then stick around for live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; nightly drink specials are offered. Go online at for more info and full music schedule. Open 6am-2am, seven days a week, with full ABC permits. Lunch deliveries available in the Wrightsville Beach area. Located at 2012 Eastwood Road, (910) 256-3558.

Mellow out and relax in the comfortable atmosphere that Mellow Mushroom offers. From the giant psychadelic ‘shroom located in the bar area to the Cadillac hanging on the wall, this restaurant is far from ordinary. The open kitchen brings live entertainment as pizza dough flies in the air. Their hand-tossed, spring-water dough brings new meaning to pizzas and calzones—healthy!! With 20 drafts and an array of microbrews, domestic and import bottles, Mellow Mushroom has an extensive beer list and full bar. Also, check out their lunch specials and variety of sandwiches. Their menu also caters to everyone and offers many vegetarian dishes. Live jazz on Wednesdays. Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun., 12pm-9pm. 4311 Oleander Drive, (910) 452-3773.

For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. You may find them daily at their new location on the boardwalk of Market and Water St. from 11am to 5pm. Saturdays at the farmers market. Thursday-Saturday nights they are on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm to 3:00am. Then they finish the week off at Fibbers on Sunday nights until 3am. To busy to leave the office? Ask about their lunch time delivery service for downtown!!

FLaT eddie’S Are you ready to eddie? FLAT eddie’s upbeat, modern dining room & bar makes eddie’s the new “it” place to dine in Wilmington for New American Cuisine. Why FLAT eddie’s? Their signature flatbreads! These flavorful creations start with scratch-made dough, stretched thin and piled high with ingredients like roma tomatoes, succulent shrimp and luxurious cheeses. All sandwiches and burgers are under $8 and their entrees are unique and bold. FLAT eddie’s bar serves up $2 and $3 beer and cocktail specials daily. Private dining area available. Large groups welcome. Familystyle meals to go available. 5400 Oleander Drive, Wilmington . (910) 799.7000.

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 and offers daily blackboard specials 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 Boule-

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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. Open Tuesday-Sunday, serving dinner at 5pm. 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

Pine VaLLeY marKeT Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop. 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

TroLLY SToP Trolly Stop Hot Dogs are family owned with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces. Dogs include Smithfield (beef & pork), Southern Dog, Sabrett (all beef), Northern Dog, Carolina Packers Pork Dog (smoked sausage), Oscar Mayer 98% Fat Free Dogs (turkey) and Light Life Veggie Dog (soy). Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open six days including Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm Sun-Wed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 4523952. Open at 11am on Sat.; South Howe St. in Southport, 457-7017; 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, 458-5778. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416.

aSian BiG THai and BiG THai TWo Now with two convenient locations to serve you, Big Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews, Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake,

made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 763-3035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner MTh 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sunday. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588): Lunch M-F 11-2:30, Dinner M-Th 59, F-Sa 5-10, Sunday 5-9.

Double Happiness Double Happiness offers the Port City fine Asian dining at reasonable prices. Now under new management, the restaurant will serve flavorful dishes, prepared by the cultural richness of authentic China. Serving items like traditional dim sum and gourmet home-style cooking, Double Happiness is still dedicated to branding the exotic flavors of fresh ingredients and a romantic spice in all of their cooking. Their friendly staff will always go the extra mile to help diners enjoy their experience. Beer and wine is served for lunch and dinner, and Double Happiness is open Monday through Saturday, from 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; closed Sundays. 4403 Wrighstville Avenue; (910) 313-1088.

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) 7991426.

Hiro japanese steakHouse What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and halfpriced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am-10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at

inDoCHine restaurant anD 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, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229.

euro Fusion press 102 espresso. panini. Martini. Rome and Paris meet Manhattan and San Francisco in this new Euro-American eatery and martini bar in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Nestled inside the Hotel Tarrymore on the corner of Second and Dock streets, Press 102 offers the finest espresso and French press coffee made exclusively from locally roasted beans and more Panini creations this side of Tuscany. Boasting more than a hundred different wine labels and an endless variety of freshly pressed fruit and herb inspired martini cocktails foodies also enjoy a sophisticated evening menu that includes shrimp and grits made with redeye gravy and a perfectly grilled New York strip bathed in a basil caramel and white balsamic reduction. Glass tile and eclectic mirrors make for a cozy bar and bistro seating at Press 102 and up to 60 guests can also enjoy outdoor patio seating surrounded by flowers and passersby. Large parties of up to 120 are welcome in the Veranda Room overlooking Dock Street. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday 7am – close and Sunday brunch from 10am til 2pm. Takeout calls welcome. 399-4438.

fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810.


away-from-home! From old world style dishes to modern day creations, the menu showcases multiple flavors that will tempt the palate of the most discriminating connoisseurs. A Monkey Junction landmark for over 12 years! 5226 S College Rd.,Wilmington (910) 790-9954.

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eDDie roManelli’s 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, madefrom-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16oz. 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.

giorgio’s italian restaurant Giorgio’s is a locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Offering age-old traditions and timeless recipes, perfection is accomplished by combining the perfect cuisine and atmosphere for a dining experience that is not soon forgotten. With over 50 years of cooking experience under one roof, the smells of old-fashioned home cooking float through the air creating that comforting feeling of home-

“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. We have the largest tequila selection in Wilmington. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.” Stop by for lunch dinner, or a late-night treat, open from 11:30am until 3am, seven days a week, 365 days a year, all ABC permits. 122 Market Street between Second and Front, downtown Wilmington. 251-9444. Visit our 2nd location at 1437 Military Cutoff Rd., next to PT’s! (910) 256-2229

jaMaiCan jaMaiCa’s CoMFort Zone Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is Wilmington’s Authentic Caribbean Restaurant conveniently located at 417 S. College Road in University Landing. We offer exquisite Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, whether they are for spicy Jamaican jerk

FrenCH CapriCe bistro Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-

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chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections, our warm décor, atmosphere, excellent service and our smooth reggae music. Operating hours are: Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Wednesday – Saturday 11:45am – 9:00pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Check us out at or call us (910) 399-2867.

latin american san juan cafe San Juan Cafe offers the finest authentic Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. Our laid-back bar is the perfect spot to relax, watch surfing movies and listen to the music of the islands, while our candle-lit dining room creates a great atmosphere to bring a date for a romantic evening. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela to name a few, we have something for everyone! Tues-Sat, 11am-2:30pm and 5pm10pm; Sun., 11am-4pm brunch. Closed Mondays. 3314 Wrightsville Avenue (910) 790-8661.


free, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours: Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 509-0331. Online at

tidal creeK co-oP Tidal Creek Deli offers a wide array of exceptional and unusual organic foods, all of which taste as good as they are for you. The salad bar and hot bar incorporate flavors from around the world; each item is prepared by hand using only fresh and local ingredients. The chefs are constantly experimenting to create new and exciting dishes. Choose from made to order smoothies with almond butter and hemp milk, salads with locally grown greens or, special order a wedding cake made from scratch to your specifications. Whatever your tastes, Tidal Creek Deli is a place to rejuvenate the mind and body while enjoying the company of a friendly and relaxed organic community. Located at 5329 Oleander Drive, (910) 7992667;


loVeY’s marKet Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheat-

docK street oYster Bar Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfortable 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) 7622827

east at tHe BlocKade runner Hotel The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef,

lobster menu on Friday evening plus a spectacular Sunday brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. We offer live entertainment on Saturday evening and Sunday brunch. Our lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251.

HieronYmus Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a full-service bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 5035 Market Street; (910) 392-6313.

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

soutHern Hall’s troPicana restaurant Hall’s is a Wilmington tradition! Originally opened in 1901 as a drug store, Hall’s has been serving the Downtown community for over 100 years. We serve traditional South-

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ern fare, including a classic breakfast with the accompaniments you’ve grown to love. Lunch includes a Southern buffet MondayFriday with pork, chicken, all the fixin’s, and a special addition every day! Don’t forget our unique menu, which includes everything from specialty sandwiches to fried seafood. Most importantly, at Hall’s everything is fresh! Open Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm (buffet 11-2), and Saturday from 7am-12:30pm with breakfast and menu items only. 421 Castle St. (910) 762-2210.

sPorts Bar carolina ale House Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for awardwinning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sportsthemed restaurant is home to over 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington. 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. Carolina Ale House serves its full menu from 11a – 2a daily. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.

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 a thick Angus burger 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 on the big screen, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, darts, weekly trivia and Texas Hold ‘em tournaments, and did we mention sports? We also offer FREE lunchtime delivery on weekdays and can accommodate large parties. M-Sat 11am until late, open Sundays at noon. 118 Princess St, (910) 763-4133.


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have six months left here, and while I adore my beloved Bean Town, there are times when I wish I could click my heels together and be back within our sweet Southern port city. Case and point, last month I was plummeted into a scene akin to Adam Sandler’s iconic skit, “Toll Booth Willie.” I failed to find 10 cents of my fee, and the man inside the booth eyed me with annoyance. Frantically, I looked for my wallet while impatient drivers piled up behind me. At my wits end, I put my car in park, got out and searched every nook and cranny of my roadster. Horns sounded obnoxiously. All the while, Satan’s troll just pointed to the blinking sign: “$1.10.” At that very moment, my mind shifted, and I recalled one of our book club’s most prized reads, T. Lynn Ocean’s Southern Fatality. Our favorite “retired” investigator, Jersey Barnes, never overreacted. So, I wondered not what would Jesus do, but what would Barnes do? “Look! I know you have some change on you. I see your vending machine snacks and soda,” I said, as my vicarious

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P.I. skills kicked in. “Now, you can either help me out or continue to piss everyone off. Either way, I have all night.” I’m proud to admit: I was shortly on my way. That humid night, I summoned my inner Jersey. Well, dear club members, hold tight, because we can enjoy Jersey Barnes’ antics once more as we wind down our summer book club. That’s right, she‘s b-a-a-ck and hopefully better than ever! T. Lynn Ocean continues her Jersey Barnes series with a third installment, Southern Peril. As usual, Barnes claims she has retired for good this time—and she seals the promise with a

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three-layer cake and champagne toast. But, when a judge calls in a favor, Barnes agrees to figure out what secrets might be putting the judge’s brother, Morgan, in peril. With his car searched and apartment burglarized, it appears as though somebody keeps watching his every move. Jersey, an extremely unlikely federal agent, has become a sister to many of us. Sure, Ocean’s installments don’t necessarily keep us crossing our eyes in concentration, but she knows how to hook us nonetheless. What makes Southern Peril perfect for the dog days of August is Ocean’s use of character. Club members have said it before, and they‘ll say it again, Ocean’s work is like reading Jennifer Crusie’s Agnes and the Hitman. By the time one lets go of expectation of something terribly serious, the book then grows serious about delivering high-impact entertainment. Within Southern Peril we can expect our beloved sloppy hacker, Soup, to stop in.

Jersey’s mischievous father, the ex-cop Spud, his posse of poker buddies and his lady friend, Fran, who sputtered in on her motor scooter in the last book, also join in on the summer fun. In this installment, Ocean promises, that she has delved deeper into Jersey’s upbringing, as well as her conflicted thoughts about being raised without a father. “Spud walked out of Jersey’s life at about the same time the training wheels were hammered off her bicycle,” Ocean quipped. “She grew up with a single mom, cheated out of time with a father. Jersey and Spud have been estranged nearly her whole life until, out of the blue, Spud showed up on Jersey’s doorstep a few years ago. He ended up moving into the efficiency apartment above the Block. So far, they haven’t discussed the past. In Southern Peril, Jersey gleans some insight about her father and learns that there is much more to the man than his crazy antics.” Though the storyline will remain obvious, Ocean’s formula for a good cast will no doubt make for another amusing, impish investigative tale (with a little softcore sex thrown in for good measure). “Southern Peril also involves a very unique table,” Ocean hinted. “Yes, seriously—a table in a restaurant. I think I’ll leave the teaser at that, other than to say that the book adheres to the formula of suspense and laughs.” In Southern Fatality and Southern Poison, Ocean signed, sealed and delivered an appreciation to nuances, customs and landscapes of Wilmington. Let’s see if within Southern Peril she can give the same laidback charismatic style with refreshing humor that’s not over simplified. By the way, my wallet was in the trunk of my car. How it got there is a mystery suitable for a Jersey’s fourth installment.





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Events PIRATES ROLL CAR SHOW 2nd Annual Pirates Roll Car Show takes place Sat. 8/14 (rain date, 8/15), 8am - 3pm. Topsail High School, 245 St. Johns Church Rd. $25 reg on day of show (free adm. for spectators). Dede Proulx: (910)297-2726. CAROLINA BEACH FIREWORKS The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s schedule for the Fireworks by the Sea series. Live music at Boardwalk Gazebo at 6:30pm leading up to the fireworks at 9pm: 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, Fri. 9/3 Labor Day Weekend. K&M NETWORKING EVENT Tues. 8/12, 11:45am-2pm at Calfornia Dreaming, 10429 North Kings Hwy, North Myrtle Beach. Other events in Leland, Ocean Isle Beach and Southport. First two events free for new attendees. $6 otherwise. Salad and drink provided.Facebook us: K and M Speed Networking. RSVP: Kerry.Kasotsky@ Bring lots of biz cards and door prizes! ACROSS THE CANVAS CHAUTAUQUA The First Annual Across the Canvas Chautauqua, 8/27-28. Coastline Conference and Event Center on the Cape Fear River, feat. performances by Bill Chott, Todd Johnson, Catherine Sewell, Guy Walker, Jon

Raven, Brooklin Green, Lee Venters, Clyde E Bryan, Elaine Bromka, Dean Pyles, Alex Pyles, and The Elite Combat Martial Arts Team PVT. An outlet for aspiring talents of all ages, actors, artist, writers, producers,

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of colors cast across a blank surface. Full schedule: Tickets: Jeremy Blessing, (952) 212-7874 LELAND UNDER THE LIGHTS Leland Under the Lights 7th annual Car Show and Cruise-In, Sat., 9/18, 5-10pm, rain or shine. Brunswick Forest, Route 17 (5 minutes south of Wilmington). Exhibit spaces assigned and marked by noon, Sat., 9/18. Exhibits must be set up and vehicles removed by 2:30pm. Vendors must exhibit until close of the show. Spaces appx: 10’ x 10’, 10’ x 20’. Vendors mustprovide all displays, tables, tents, chairs, etc. Limited space for food vendors. Exhibit space fee payable to: North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, $25/10’ x 10’ space. Online registrations: www. Sponsorships also needed for the event!

second annual Pirates roll car show takes place this saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at topsail high school, north of wilmington, in hampstead. there is a $25 registration fee for cars, but admission is free for all spectators. there will be a 50/50 drawing, awards in many categories, including Best chevy, Best Foreign, Best in show, etc., as well as music, food and beverages. Proceeds benefit the wrestling team at topsail high. (910) 297-2726. directors, dancers, models, photographers, musicians, comedians, and all those who have chosen to reach for their endless dreams with a stroke of a pen or a melody

FARMERS’ MARKETS Riverfront Farmers’ Market on Sat., 8am1pm. Remains open every Saturday (except October 2 Riverfest) through 12/18, 8am-1pm, downtown. Features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts, and more. N. Water St. (between Market &

Princess streets). • Pine Valley Market’s Farm Fresh Saturdays: 5/22, and every Sat., from June-August. A local farmer from Clinton will have a variety of local and regional produce. Castle Hayne farm flowers, too., 3520 S College Rd. • Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market on Wed., 8am-1pm. Everything is locally grown or made: in-season fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, eggs, cheese and mroe! Through 12/15, rain or shine. 10200 U.S. 17, a mile from the I-40 bypass.(910) 686-9518ext. 26.• Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, Mondays, 8am1pm, featuring 15 vendors of local produce, shrimp and seafood, arts and crafts, etc. • Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market open every Saturday, 8am-1pm, feat. over 40 vendors, 75/25 farmers to arts and craft vendors, selling everything from produce to flowers, jewelry to photography.

Charity/Fund-raisers AMERICAN RED CROSS Cape Fear Chapter and other Red Cross units across the country are asking for your help today to support disaster preparedness and relief efforts. To make a contribution online, visit, call 1-800-RedCross to support American Red Cross Disaster Response, or mail your gift to the Cape Fear Chapter at 1102 S. 16th Street, Wilm. NC 28401. Every donation brings hope. ARTS SENSATION Benefit for The Full Belly Project, the Tallis Chamber Orchestra and Rick Tobey will play while dem Chickenhead Blues Dance performers highlight local choreographers from Forward Motion Dance Company, Glory Academy of Fine Arts and more. Thurs, 8/19, 8pm, Thalian Hall Main Stage. Tickets: $10, (910) 632-2285. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BRUNCH American Cancer Society Brunch, Sun., 8/21, 10am. The American Cancer Society is hosting a fund raising brunch in The Beam Room at Front Street Brewery. RSVP Chris Andrews at ACOUSTIC SOUP Acoustic Soup: a day of music, art and wine. Sat., 8/28, 6pm-12am. Hosted by Art Soup and Green Light Lounge, Early evening with acoustic music, feat. the amazing talents of Ethan Clark, Margot in the Night Box, Bryan Galecki, John B. Clark and local duo D&D Sluggers. Monthly musical event is creatively coupled with wine sampling, raffles, auctions, prizes and an artist area where local artists will sell their creative wares. $2 donation appreciated. All proceeds go Art Soup, a local arts organization promoting events and education. 910-620-2047. BLOCKADE RUNNER RESORT Sun., 8/29: Two unique family-friendly events take place at the Blockade Runner Resort (275 Waynick Blvd.).12th Annual Castles & Scoops, 2pm, features signature sand-sculpting competition. Contestants build amazing sandcastles that are judged on originality and creativity of a theme or concept; artistic execution of a theme or concept; and use of natural resources. Families, businesses, civic groups, and individuals participate to raise money for The Children’s Museum of Wilmington. Rgistration: noon-2pm, Blockade Runner Resort. Family reg./sand plot: $50 for nonmembers; $35 museum members and includes four free Luna Pops. Competition takes place 2-4pm, , with winners announced at 4:15pm. The Children’s Museum of Wilmington: 910-254-3534, ext. 132. Regi. form: • Lumina Daze follows at 5pm when visitors turn back the hands of time and relive Wrightsville Beach of the 1930s through 1960s, when famous musicians performed at the legendary Lumina Pavilion, an island landmark for 68 years until 1973. Live music provided by Buddy Skipper and the Jetty Jumpers (beach/shag music) and the Wilmington

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Big Band. Dancing, traditional children’s and oldtime beach games, vintage photographs, food and drink. Outdoor movie screening will feature short movies under the light of a full moon. Silent auction and raffle to benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History features fine art, services and specialties from local businesses. $12 advance, $15 day of; children 6-18, $5; 5 and under, free. 910-256-2569 or www.wbmuseum. com/ WILMINGTON JUICE AND JAZZ Easter Seals UCP presentsWilmington Juice and Jazz, Fri. 8/30, 7-10pm. City Club at de Rosset, 23 S. 2nd St. Benefits critical programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. This upscale wine tasting will feature live jazzmusic by Michael Pelz-Sherman (MPS) Trip, known for their sophisticated jazz treatments of tunes from old standards to contemporary pop. Tickets: $50, available at http://juiceandjazz. or London Williamson, (910) 790-5921 x103. PENNIES 4 PINS Pennies 4 Pins is the upcoming Ocean Cure (a nonprofit charity dediated to providing surfing camp for children facing a broad range of challenges) fundraising event, Sun., 9/19. The bowling fund-raiser will feature teams of bowlers bowling for pledges to raise money for Ocean Cure and their extensive charity surf camp schedule. 2010 schedule of 18 outreach events, budgeted at over $50,000, fundraising is critical to the continued success of Ocean Cure. Indo Jax and Ocean Cure will announce teams through newsletter on 8/15. Sign up at

7pm. Sneads Ferry Community Ctr, 126 Park Ln. Variety of men and women needed for the Sept. Staged Readers Theatre production of “U.S.A.: A Dramatic Revue,” by John Dos Passos. Katina Greeves: or (910) 328-2534. OKLAHOMA AUDITIONS The Upper Room Theatre Company holds open auditions for the Broadway musical “Oklahoma,” Satu., 8/21, f1-4pm., with call backs on Sun., 8/22, 1-4pm. Candidates for vocal parts should come with a prepared number from “Oklahoma.” Accompanist provided. Come prepared to dance. Auditions for 14 year olds to adults held at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation’s Ministry Center, 7500 Market St. Performances: 11/12-14 and 19-21. Laura Frank: (910) 686-9203 or at BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE


Bellamy Mansion continues their summer of Jazz at the Mansion this Friday evening with the Lee Venters Quartet. The concerts are held in conjunction with the Cape Fear Jazz Society, and only cost $12 for nonmembers or $8 for members. Food and beverages are sold on premise, but bring a blanket and chairs to spread out on the lawn. Donations welcome as well. (910) 251-3700.

HISTORICAL WILMINGTON’S 5K HWF5K Run/Mile Walk for Preservation, Thurs., 9/16, 6:30pm. Brand new course, run along Wilmington’s Riverwalk! Start/finish on Nutt St. in front of the Coastline Convention Center. Runner/Walker: $25 ($30 day of race). Team - Minimum of 5: $20 per person. Aimee: (910) 762-2511

TRINITY GOLF INVITATIONAL Trinity Children Foundation present the Trinity Children Golf Invitational on 9/21, at River Landing in Wallace, NC. 9am Shotgun Start; 50/50 Cash Hole Par 3; Car Hole Par 3; Closet to PinLongest Drive; Classic Car Drawing; Raffles.

Brunswick Little Theatre will hold auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy with six adults playing 12-yr-olds and 3 adults playing adult roles. Five men and four women, all singing roles. Be prepared to read scenes from the script and sing 24-32 lines of a song a capella. Auditions held at Building F on the campus of BCC, 2pm 8/22 and, 7pm, 8/23. Sherrill Jolly: 910-842-4656 or





MYSTERY ON THE HIGH SEAS Mystery on the High Seas: Sunny Skyzies has done everything she can to keep her struggling travel agency afloat, since those travel Web sites have stolen all her customers. Sunny promotes an exclusive cruise package traveling to Playa del Ventosa, dining, dancing and lies… Runs Thurs., Aug/Sept, 6:30pm. Front Street Brewery , 9 N. Front St., $35. 910-232-6611. CAPTAIN RIDICULOUS See page 9. ANNIE Brunswick Little Theatre will present the Tony award winning musical ANNIE. Performances at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 7:30pm on 8/13,14 and at 3pm on 8/8,15. Tickets: 800-754-1050, ext. 416. $15 for adults, $10 for students 12 and over w/ school ID’s, $10 BCC staff, $6 for under 12. THALIAN ASSOC. SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS Thalian Association has announced their 2010-11 slate of productions, all of which are Wilmington premieres, taking place at Thalian Hall, downtown Wilmington. • Season opener: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Store,” feat. a score culled fro his rock catalogue. 9/23-10/3. • Holiday show: “White Christmas,” by Irving Berlin, based on the film. 12/9-19. Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate,” 2/3-6, 2011. • Award-winning “Around the World in 80 Days,” 3/17-20, 2011. • Season closer: “Ragtime,” based on the celebrated novel by E.L. Doctorow. 5/19-29, 2011. Subscriptions for entire season: 910-251-1788. Individual tickets now on sale at Thalian Hall for all productions: 910-632-2288. SNEAD’S FERRY COMMUNITY THEATRE Snead’s Ferry open auditions: Thurs/Fri, 8/19-20,

COMEDY CABANA Tues-Thurs 8/11-12, & 15: Headliner JJ Ramirez, w/Cooter Douglas , $15, 8pm • 8/13-14: Headliner JJ Ramirez, w/Cooter Douglas , $15, 8pm and 10:15pm. • Mon-Thurs, 8/16-19 & 22: Headliner Richie Minervini, w/Matt Mitchell & Cooter Douglas, $15, 8pm. • Fri-Sat., 8/20-21: Headliner Richie Minervini, w/Matt Mitchell & Cooter Douglas, $15, 8pm & 10:15pm. NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Every week at Nutt St: Tues. and Wed. Improv with the “Nutt House” troupe ($5 cover and $1 Front St draft beer); Thurs. Open Mic Stand-up; Fri. and Sat.: Nationally Touring Comedians, see p. 25. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. 910520-5520

Music/Concerts CAROLINA VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble plans two concerts: Dec.’s “A Classical Christmas” and spring’s “Brahms Requim.” Add. singers needed in all vocal sections. Director Steve Field: 910-523-2974. CONCERTS AT 128 SOUTH See page 14. MUSIC ON THE TOWN Mayfaire Music on the Town returns for its 2010 season. Bring coolers (beer/wine is welcome), picnic baskets, chairs, friends and family to start the weekend off right! Chick-Fil-A will be at the concerts every Friday for an easy pick-me up dinner. Plus, Jumpin Party Rentals will be out with three moon bounce castles, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids (for a small fee).

Fee parking and dogs are welcome! Schedule: 8/13: Blivet (eclectic rock) • 8/20: The School Boys (classic rock) • 8/27: Jason Marks Band (country) • 9/3: Soul Power Posse (funk, R&B, rock) KURE BEACH SUMMER CONCERTS On the second/fourth Fri. in Aug., The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce proudly brings you the 2010 Free Summer Concert Series featuring: 8/13 Jam Sandwich (Classic Rock) • 8/27, Blind Lemon Pledge (Blues/Classic Rock). Concerts take place at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach. No ticket rqd. and parking is free. Concerts at 6:30pm. Chamber: (910) 458-8434. JAZZ AT THE MANSION Cape Fear Jazz Society and Bellamy Mansion presents jazz concerts once a month at 5th and Market streets. 8/13: Lee Venters Quartet; 9/10: Galen and Lisa. $12 for nonmembers, $8 for members. Bring blankets and chairs. Food and beverages sold on premise; donations welcome. (910) 251-3700. MUSIC AT FIRST 14th season w/soprano Holly Curtis on Sun., 8/15, 5pm, accompanied by her mother, Dr. Bettsy Curtis, Director of Music at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Concert will include works by Bononcini, Stradella, Massenet, Debussy, Saint-Säens, Schubert, Brahms, Mozart & Bernstein. Free; donations appreciated. or 910-762-6688. BRASSY BROADS OF BROADWAY Jim “Mr. Icehouse” Bath will present Kathy Halenda in The Brassy Broads of Broadway, a one-woman musical extravaganza. Show is a musical tribute to the larger than life characters of American musical theatre: the gutsy gals who are icons of musical theatre—Mama Rose from “Gypsy,” Fanny Brice from “Funny Girl,” Dolly Devi from “Hello, Dolly,” and more! Greenfield Lake Ampitheater, Sat., 8/21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 and may be purchased by calling the Thalian Hall Box Office at 910-632-2285 or TEEN JAZZ JAM Jim “Mr. Icehouse” Bath will present a Teen Jazz Jam, 12-18 yrs.old, on 8/21, The Greenfield Lake Ampitheater, 1-2 p.m., followed by an Adult Jazz Jam, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Anyone with an instrument can sign up to play. Tickets: $5, available at door. All profits go into a scholarship fund for local young aspiring musicians. Refreshments available for purchase. The Brassy Broads of Broadway at 7:30 p.m. (tickets $10).; 910-262-1399. WILMINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY Love to sing? Wilmington Choral Society’s fall concert, “All that Jazz”, to be 11/7. First of three open rehearsals: 8/17, 7pm, at the Cape Fear Christian Church on N. College Rd in Wilmington. 910-686-4148 or

Dance AZALEA COAST SOCIAL DANCE Social dance and lesson hosted by Azalea Coast USA Dance Chapter-: Sat., 8/14, New Hanover Senior Resources Center, 2222 S. College Rd. Lesson begins at 6:45pm, taught by Ballroom DanceSport . Followed by dancing to custom mix of ballroom/latin music, 7:30 -10pm. Admission price includes lesson, $8 for USA Dance members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students w/ID’s. 910-799-8566, CAPE FEAR CONTRA DANCERS Cape Fear Contra Dancers presents Tues. Night Contra Dances every 2nd/4th Tues., 7:30-9:30pm at the 5th Ave United Methodist Church, 409 S. 5th Ave. Admission: $3, offers live band and caller, dress casually, family atmosphere w/contemporary American Folk Dance. Singles and couples are invited to come. Date are: 8/24; 9/14, 28; 10/12, 26; 11/9,2 3. Phoebe Hood: 270-3363. CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Thurs.: Ladies Night. Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak 7:30pm. 5 cover. • Fri.: Salsa Night. Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons, 7:30pm. $5 cover. Salsa Lessons, 9:30pm & DJ Lalo. Open till 2:30am. • Sat.: Salsa w/DJ LaLo, free, 9pm till close. Carolina Lounge, 910 791-7595. BELLYDANCE CLASSES Bellydance classes held Thurs. evenings, 6:30-7:30pm at the Firehouse Pilates Studio. Marie: 910-620-3566

or BALLROOM DANCESPORT LESSONS August Workshops Advance Registration: Mon, 8/16, Waltz 7-8:30; Tue, 8/17, Shag 7-8:30; Wed, 8/18, Salsa 7:30-9; Thur, 8/19, Foxtrot 6:30-8; Sat, 8/21, 11-12:30, Cha-Cha. • Friday Night Dance Club: Short mambo/salsa dance lesson early 8/13 7:30-10:30. Singles/Couples, 4523 Franklin Ave, corner of Kerr and Franklin., 910 799-2001 WILMINGTON SALSA CLUB Salsa Lessons, 8:30pm, Wed., Garibaldi Night Club, 4418 Market St., Wilmington, NC • 8pm, Fridays, Sywanyk’s Night Club 222 Henderson Ave., Jacksonville, NC. Dawn: (910) 471-6809 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 CAROLINA SHAG CLUB DJs play favorite beach music and shag tunes every Sat, 8pm to close. $4/members; $6/guests. Carolina Shag Club, 103 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 620-4025 FIREHOUSE STUDIO BELLY DANCING Bellydance Classes at the Firehouse Pilates Studio, Mon. nights. Private and semi-private, $50 for an hour and a half instruction and $30 a piece for two people for same duration. or 910620-3566. BABS MCDANCE NEW SCHEDULE 7-8pm • Basic Shag: Tues. 6-7pm • Night Club Two Step: Tues. 7-8pm • Basic Salsa: Tues. 7-8pm • Progressing Salsa: Tues. 8-9:30pm • Swing & Lindy: Wed. 6-7pm • Cha Cha: Wed. 7-8pm • Mambo: Wed. 8-9:30pm • Waltz: Thursdays 6-7pm • Progressing Shag: Thurs. 7-8pm • Foxtrot: Thurs. 7-8pm • Argentine Tango: Thurs. 8-9:30pm. Check out full schedule at

Art 621N4TH William Fridrich, who has worked in graphic design, visual art, sculpture, and photography, presents a show built of pieces from his recent past. Inspired by the Dada and Surrealist movements , including Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Joseph Cornell. On display at 621N4TH through August. Wilmington’s Brooklyn neighborhood at 621 N. 4th St., 910-763-2012 ex. 304 or 866-663-2699. THRIVE STUDIOS ThriveStudios presents: “The Rude Dudes Show,” a crude celebration of non-censorship, with a focus on vulgarities, profanities, nudes and the darker side of things. Some material may not be appropriate for children or the faint of heart, seriously. www. Thrive: 6622 Gordon Road, unit N. CIRQUE DU SURREAL Bramley, Ferreri and Miles present Cirque du Surreal, a mixed-media art extravaganza featuring over 7 artists. Creations by Justine and Clay Goddess Studio, 225 South Water Street. 763-4545 or CALLING ARTISTS International Contemporary Artists needs artists and galleries to feature in their latest publication. Book’s distribution is made through large book wholesalers, bookstores and e-commerce shops in US and internationally. Interested participants: www. CIRQUE DU SURREAL Check out Cirque du Surreal, a mixed-media extravaganza, feat. over seven artists, through 8/19. See The Merman, The Mice Tamer, The Butterfly Woman, The Living Canon Ball and so much more! Creations by Justine and Clay Goddess Studio, 225 S. Water St. (910) 763-4545. www. OUTWARD AND WITHIN Art Soup and Tidal Creek Coop present “Outward & Within,” new works from Elizabeth Bender and Tatyana Kulida Shelley. An art exhibition of landscapes and watercolors. Opening reception: Fri., 8/20, 6–8pm at Tidal Creek Coop Community Center. Tidal Creek Coop: 5329 Oleander Dr., Suite 204. 910-799-2667.

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any theme/subject is acceptable. Deadline: 9/11, 5pm. Winners receive recognition, ribbons and prizes. Takes place: 9/8-12, w/ opening reception on 9/9, 6-9pm, at Projekte, 523 S. 3rd St. Bonnie England: 910-352-0236 and theprojekte@gmail. com. 9TH ANNUAL ART WALK Registration for this year’s 9th Annual ArtWalk, in downtown Wilmington. This year’s event will be on Sat., 9/11, with the event going from 10am5pm. We Front St.(which is the main street thru downtown Wilmington) will close and set up all of the artists down the middle of the street, for 6 blocks. Pedestrians stroll down thru the area to explore all of the wonderful items on display. 10,000 people throughout the day. $75 level allows you a 20’ x 10’ area to display your work however you wish. “Up & Coming” level is $35 and allows you a 10’ X 10” area space. This area has a retail price restriction of $150 or less. This area is more intended for artist who are trying to break into a larger event and get their work in front of a large crowd. Also an art parade, theme will be announced soon, will take place. Anyone that has interest in participating (both in a performance sense or constructing for the parade) or knows any individuals or groups that would have interest: Chris Andrews. or 216-374-8884.

Steven Gibbs 910-620-2047. ECHOES OF COLOR AND LIGHT “Echoes of Color and Light: Art That Speaks Its Mind,” a show feat. the art of two distinctive Wilmington artists, B.F. Reed and Gail Henderson. Henderson’s pieces of abstract reality are drenched with layers of color and texture contrasted with opaque ribbons of paint. Reed’s lush watercolors reflect her diverse cultural experiences and interests. This is a Fill the Cupboard Art Show - please bring non-perishable food items to help stock local shelters/food banks! Exhibit runs through 8/31. FastFrame Gallery at Landfall Center, 1319 Military Cutoff Road, 910-256-1105 or www. POSTER DESIGN CONTEST 1st Annual Invasion of the Pirates Poster Design Conest. All entrants should submit original artwork which is representative of the 6th annual Invasion of the Pirates, 10/2. Eligible entries must be a flat work of art (watercolor, pastels, acrylics, or oil), no smaller than 11 x 14 and no larger than 18 x24. Nothing submitted on stretched canvas or canvas board. Deadline: 8/22 and winners will be notified no later than 9/11. Apps: First prize $250, w/two night stay at the new Comfort Suites in Leland, and twotickets as Guests of Honor at the Pirates Ball. Two runner-ups will be guest judges at the Invasion of the Pirates Flotilla, and tickets to the Pirates Ball. Winner’s artwork will be made into a collectable poster, and will be for sale during the Invasion of the Pirates weekend. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHTS Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2010, 6-9pm on the fourth Friday of each month: 8/27. No admission. All ages. Several downtown galleries, studios and art spaces will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. The Art Walk is a self-

guided tour featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more. Includes opening receptions, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional art-activities; ARTISTS AND TEACHERS 8/29: Artists and Teachers is an exhibition that brings together ceramic work by 7 local art teachers. The exhibition is organized by Hiroshi Sueyoshi and will be on view at the Clay Studio in the Pancoe Art Education Center at the Cameron Art Museum. The exhibition consists of ceramic work by Arron Wilcox and Vicky Smith of UNCW, Geoff Calabrese of Cape Fear Community College, Alan Boyd of Laney High School, Joseph Cunliffe of Ashley High School, Hope Hunt of Haggard High School and Sara Scott of New Hanover High School. Contact Ashley Standera, (910)395-5999 x1005 or PROJEKTE Bonnie England proudly announces the grand opening of her newest endeavor, Projekte, an all-encompassing art center and lounge, 523 S. 3rd St., feat. all-star cast of artists showcasing 2D and 3D art in “The Creative Coalition: Projekte’s Inaugural Exhibit.” Participating artists include Ben Billingsley, Kate Cathey, Michelle Connolly, MJ Cunningham, Bonnie England, Darren Mulvenna, Abby Spangel Perry, Colleen Ringrose, Dixon Stetler, Pamela Toll and Gayle Tustin. Artwork on exhibit through 9/4. • Call to Artists: Arts Blast Juried Art Exhibit to take place Sept. Focuses on many talented Wilmington artists, so any subject and/or theme is acceptable. Artists encouraged to submit 1-5 .jpeg images of 2D work in any medium for consideration. Requirements: must be at least 16 years old, work must be original , work must be recent within past six months, must reside within 100 miles of Wilmington,

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BOTTEGA EVENTS EXHIBIT: “Animals as Companions” Art Exhibit and Fundraiser for Homeless Pets. Art proceeds donated to Adopt an A.N.G.E.L.• EVENTS: Mon.: Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). • Tues: Starving Artist Night • Wed. Weekly Wine Tastings • Call to artists: Looking for pieces for a watercolor exhibit. • Fourth Friday Poetry Slams, 7pm. 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737, bottegagallery.

Museums BATTLESHIP Needed: Volunteers for Ghost Ship 2010, 10/8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30. Tours: 7-10:pm nightly. Volunteers must be available during the entire event time slot, but not every night. Schedueling of specific nights will come at a later date. If the event runs past 10:00pm, volunteers are expected to stay until the last tour group has finished. Volunteers must be available before each night they are working for costumes and make-up, and to attend the rehearsals which will be set at a later date. Depending on the size of the group the Battleship will give a sizeable donation to the organization that provides the groups. Danielle Wallace: 910-251-5797 ext. 3024. • 8/14: The Blue and Gray Navies, 9am-6pm. Two ships named “NC” participated in the Civil War: the Ship-of-the-Line NC served in the Union Navy, and the Ironclad NC served in the Confederate Navy. Carolina Living History Guild members will set up displays that highlight the history of the USS NC and the CSS NC during the American Civil War. Displays include steam engineering, ironclad ship construction, navigation, small arms of the US and CS navies, naval ordnance (artillery), uniforms, and the “arts of the sailor.” Junction of Hwys 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Hours: 8am-5pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend) and 8am-8pm (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day). Ticket sales stop one hour before closing. or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. LIVING OUR CIVIL WAR HISTORY 2nd Sat. Family Fun at Fort Fisher: “Living Our Civil War History,” 8/14, 10am-4pm. Music, crafts and costumed interpreters illustrate 19th-century living at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Free. Author Jack Travis will present a talk on his book “Men of God, Angels of Death: Maj. James Reilly and the fight to save Fort Fisher.” 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. South, Kure Beach.(910) 458-5538 or CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Conservation Matters: Explore the art and science of artifact conservation. Discover what it is, who does it, and why it matters to museums. A selection of beautifully conserved furniture and other wooden objects from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on display.• Grooming: Glimpse a selection of personal grooming items, as you explore treasures from Cape

Fear Museum’s collection. From wooden hair curlers to strawberry lip gloss, discover objects that help tell the stories of grooming through time. • Going To The Movies: Experience the history of a century of moviegoing in the Lower Cape Fear region. Explore where people went to the movies. Discover how the theater experience has changed over the years. Watch some of the first films local residents may have seen. • Cape Fear Treasures:Drink- Glimpse a selection of drinking vessels, as you explore treasures from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection. From 18th-century bottles to fancy teapots to modern-day souvenir mugs, discover objects that help tell the stories of liquid consumption through time. • Land of the Longleaf Pine: Step into the forest and be transported to a time centuries ago. Explore the longstanding presence of Native Americans in the area, discover why Europeans came to the region, and learn how people made a living from the longleaf pine. Discover colonial Wilmington, while “window shopping” in a merchant’s store and examining imported goods that arrived on ships to Wilmington’s bustling port. Explore life during the American Revolution, as you experience different perspectives on independence. EVENTS: Volunteer Open House held first Wed. of mo. Opportunities are available in museum store, working with the historic collection, and as an education docent. • New Hanover County Resident’s Day: Residents admitted free first Sun. ea. mo. • The Learning Center’s Five Sense: 8/14, 21 and 28. Make sense of the museum as you see, smell, hear, touch and taste this fun science theme. Open Sat., 10am-4pm. Free w/admission. Ages 5-12; parental supervision advised. • Cape Fear Skies: Moon Madness, 8/15, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm. Venture into Cape Fear Museum’s portable planetarium and explore the night sky in the daytime. Program free w/admission. Appropriate for all ages. Parental participation rqd. • Family Workshop: Giant Ground Sloth! Sun., 8/22, 2:30pm. Discover a creature who once roamed the Cape Fear region. Investigate size, dietand movement of this giant prehistoric mammal. Hands-on workshop: $4/person plus admission; ages 5 to 12. Parental participation rqd. • Hours: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat. and 1-5pm, Sun. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members are always free. 814 Market St. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF WILMINGTON Activities vary every day of the week: Messy Mondays and Exploration Stations, Kids Cooking Club and Fetch!, Muddy Buddies and Toddler Time, Gross Saturdays and Gardening Club! Summer fun at the museum, including camps galore through 8/13: Museum Mania Day Camp: 8:30-12:30pm, each day for 15 children ages 4-8 years old! Special camper programs: (No extra cost). Mon., gardening; Tues., language arts; Wed., cardio chaos; Thurs., dance. Members: $20/day, non-members: $25/day. Half day-camps also available. • The Children’s Museum is presenting a new weekly event called Cardio Chaos to promote a healthy lifestyle by getting children involved in fun, structured physical activity. Offered at the Museum every Sat. at 11am; free admission for ages 4 and up. • Mud Day at the Museum, 8/6-7, 9am-2pm. Play in the mud in museum’s backyard! Pools filled with different kinds of dirt and mud.Wear your bathing suit or old clothes and bring a towel! Free w/admission! 16 Orange St. (910) 243-3534. NC AQUARIUM EXHIBITS: Thank the ocean through a breathtaking new exhibit. The Aquarium installed its “Thank You Ocean” exhibit showcasing photography of sting rays, waves, fishermen and such by world-famous photographers Scott Marshall, Logan Mock-Bunting and DJ Struntz. The exhibit is developed on the spirit of the Thank You Ocean campaign, a nonprofit partnership between the State of California, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Ocean Communicators Alliance. Admission: $8 ages 13-61; $7 ages 62 and up; $6 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children under 2; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. EVENTS: Aquarist Apprentice, Behind the Scenes Tours, Mommy and Me, Salt Marsh and Crabbing, Surf Fishing Workshop and more! Pre-register for all programs! 910-458-7468; 900 Loggerhead Rd. Kure Beach. 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

drive across the heartland to a midnight rave where death awaits, disguised as a cheese sandwich. Part rock opera, part political satire, part absurd comedy and part head trip. (910)251-1935 or citybuddha@ CINEMATIQUE WHQR’s Cinematique takes place every week, Mon.-Wed., 7:30pm, at Thalian Hall. Tickets: $7; or at box office. 8/11: City Island—Set in a quaint fishing community on the outskirts of New York City, City Island is a hilarious and touching tale about a family whose comfortable co-existence is upended by surprising revelations of past secrets and present day lies. Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies. 103 Min. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language. • 8/16 -18: I am Love • 8/23 -25: Please Give • 9/6-8: Micmacs • 9/13-15, Winter’s Bone • 9/27 -29, The Girl who Played with Fire. FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park comes alive with activity as families from all areas bring their lawn chairs and blankets and spend an evening together under the stars watching some of the best hit movies around: 8/15: The Pirates of the Caribbean • 8/22: The Princess & The Frog • 8/29: “Classic” Night – Two Hours in the Dark, a Frank Capra Documentary, followed Capra’s classic film Mr. Deeds goes to Town • 9/5: Up. Each week, the Chamber also be hosts a food drive benefiting a local charity. Free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions are available at reasonable prices. LUMINA THEATRE MOVIES All screenings at Lumina Theater, UNCW. Times and admission varies per show. • Thurs., 8/19: ‘No One Knows About Persian Cats’—Charming and funny Iranian film was shot in secret and features extraordinary performances by real underground rock bands. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, a pair of young musicians embark on a mission to take their rock band to Europe, planning their escape abroad with a fast-talking music promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a free-wheeling journey through the city’s vibrant and diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands. Not rated. Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes film festival. In Persian with English subtitles. Free, 7pm • Sat., 8/21, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”—Based on the late Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel of the same name, follow Mikael Blommkvist as he uncovers years of treachery and deception within the Vanger family with the aid of mysterious Lisbeth Sander, otherwise known as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In Swedish with English subtitles. 8pm, free w/UNCW ID; $4 nonstudents. • Sat., 8/28, Hot Tub Time Machine—A group of middle age men who are down on their luck decide to relive their glory days at the Kodiac Ski Resort. After a long night of partying in a hot tub, the men wake up in 1986 looking like their younger selves and with the ability to relive moments of their lives. R. 8pm, free w/UNCW ID; $4 nonstudents. • Wed., 9/15, “When I Knew”—Alternately candid, funny, poignant, and heartbreaking, “When I Knew” documents a cross-section of men and women of all ages and lifestyles who invoke the exact moment in their lives — whether as toddlers, grade-schoolers, teens or young adults —when they knew, once and

for all, that they were gay. NR. Free, 7pm. SIGNING TIME Signing Time is a DVD series that teaches American Sign Language (ASL) as a means to communicate with children of all abilities, including children who have special needs. Rachel Coleman, the Emmynominated host of Signing Time, is also the mother of two daughters with special needs—one deaf and the other born with spina bifida and cerebral palsy. By learning to sign early in life, both little girls now successfully communicate in English and ASL. Fri., 8/20, Rachel Coleman joins Surfers Healing NC to mark the culmination of the unique event that brought competitive surfers trained to work and surf with autistic children and provide a fun event to bring awareness and inclusion to the coastal community. The Signing Time Event with Rachel Coleman, 67pm, at Wrightsville Beach Park, Wrightsville Beach. Lindsey Blau: 801-502-8534. lindsey@ SUBVERSIVE FILMS Showing at the Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St., 8pm, free admission. 8/15: 8: A Mormon Proposition; 8/22: Devil’s Playground; 8/29: Trembling Before G-d.

Kids Stuff KIDS FILM SUBMISSIONS WANTED The 16th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival is searching for films of all genres made by kids and for kids under the age of 18. Selected film’s will screen at KIDS-ALORUS, a short film block taking place during the festival 11/10-14. Films must be 7 minutes or shorter. Entries are free and should include a dvd copy of the film and a list of the title, runtime, description of film, director’s age, name and contact information. Submissions must be postmarked by Fri., 10/1, and mailed to: Cucalorus Film Festival c/o KIDS-ALORUS, 815 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 28401 DIVORCE CARE 4 KIDS DivorceCare is a 13-wk. Christian-based workshop for kids aged 6-12 years of age to find healing from their parents’ separation or divorce. At the weekly DC4Kids meetings, kids make friends with other kids who understand what it feels like when parents get divorced. The meetings combine games, crafts, activites, music and DVD dramas to create a fun atmosphere where children can feel comfortable and accepted. First meeting, Tues., 9/14, 6:30pm, St.Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, 15th and Market Sss. A program for adults runs concurrently. Pre-reg: 910-762-9693 or www.

Litarary/Readings DORIS BUFFETT STORY “The Doris Buffett Story: Giving it All Away,” luncheon, book-signing and remarks by Ms. Buffett,philanthropist and sister to Warren Buffett, to support Cape Fear Literacy Council. 8/13, 11:30am. St. James Parish, 25 S. 3rd St. $50. Lunch only, $30. (910) 251-0911. TWO SISTERS BOOKERY Poetry reading with Ron Bayes: Writer-in-residence and professor of creative writing at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Bayes will read from his book of poetry, “Guises: A Chain Song for the Muses,” Fri., 8/13, 6:30-7:30pm. Wine and cheese served, and the author will be available for questions and a booksigning following the reading. Two Sisters Bookery in The Cotton Exchange. 318 Nutt St., (910) 762-4444. CALL TO AUTHORS Art Soup, a non-profit arts organization in Wilmington, NC is currently seeking published or self-published authors and poets to participate in an annual, large outdoor arts festival, Sat. 9/11. The Wilmington Art Walk is an artist market throughout the streets of the historic downtown area, featuring visual artists, crafts, music and more. Literary participants are welcome to sell and sign copies of current or previous work at individual booths in a special section of the festival dedicated to writers. Spaces available at a discounted rate of $35 per participant. Call 910-620-2047 or email

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Classes/Workshops ART CLASSES WITH LOIS DEWITT Drawing and painting workshops with Lois DeWitt. Classes, $20. Individual tutoring available: $25/twohour session. Enroll: Schedule: Paint From A Photo Workshop: Tues. Afternoons, 3-5pm. Bring your favorite photo or printed image,


Cucalorus, Wilmington’s premier independent film festival, calls submissions from kids all over town as part of Kids-A-Lorus, taking place during the festival, November 10th through 14th. Films must be seven minutes or shorter, and entries are free! Include a DVD copy and a list of the title, runtime, description of the film, director’s age, name and contact info. Mail it to 815 Princess Street, ILM, NC 28401. learn basic painting skills to turn it into your own beautiful painting! • Watercolor Workshop: Wed. mornings, 11am-1pm. Wet and dry brush, expressive brushstroke, light and shadow washes, spray and splash! Learn watercolor basics or refresh your painting skills. • Drawing Workshop, Wed. afternoons, 3-5pm. Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills. • Drawing Workshop, Sat. mornings, 11am-1pm. Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills. • Acrylic Painting Workshop, Sat. afternoons, 3-5pm. Color mixing, brushwork, gradations, light and shadow. Learn the basics or refresh your painting skills. COUPON 101 Wed., 8/11, 6-8pm. BHO, Inc. 3972 Old Ocean Hwy., Ste D-1 Hwy 17 East, Bolivia, NC (a block from Bolivia Elementary). Coupon 101 teaches the basics of saving money in a fun-filled evening of learning and laughing. Learn the lingo, ways to use the Internet and how just a few clips can save lots of dough! Good eats and prizes and fun. Cost: 4 valid coupons or two can goods for the local food pantry. Reg: www.bho2020. org or 910-253-0699 NATURAL THERAPIES INSTITUTE All classes take place at Natural Therapies Institute, 219 Racine Dr., A-1. Schedule: Cherokee Moon Ceremony: A Healing and Releasing Ceremony for Women, w/Peggy Lloyd; Wed., 8/11, 6:30-8:30pm. • The Light Shall Set You Free: Study Group, w/Laura Parker; Thurs., 8/12, 7-8:30pm. • Free Reiki Share, w/Pat Vlach; Fri., 8/13, 6:30-9:30pm. • Reiki I: Initiation and Attuenment, w/ Pat Vlach; Sat., 8/14, 10am-4pm. • Cold Laser Demo and Discussion: Interactive class, w/Peggy Lloyd; Mon., 8/16, 7-9pm. • Learning to Journey, The Shaman Way: Interactive class w/Pat Vlach; Tues., 8/17, 6:30-8:30pm. • Getting to Know Your Higher Self: Four-part series, w/Cass Stroehmer; Sun., 8/22, 2:30-4:30pm. • Are You Intuitive, Psychic? Interactive class, w/Pat Vlach; Mon., 8/23, 6:30-8:30pm. • Music Therapy: DIY and guided w/Cass Stroehmer; Tues., 8/24, 79pm. • Wilmington Professional Group: Professional networking, w/Jeffrey Schwartz; Wed., 8/25, 6-8pm. • 2012 Forum: Interactive discussion group, w/Laura Parker; Thurs., 8/26, 7-8:30pm. • Private Readings w/Dr. Norma Milanovich; Fri., 8/27, 5-9pm. • Secret Teachings of the Master Workshop w/Dr. Norma Milanovich; Sat. and Sun., 8/28-29, 9am-5pm. • Working with Your Chakras: Interactive class w/Pat Vlach; Tues., 8/31, 6:30-8:30pm. (910) 791-0751. INBALANCE PILATES STUDIO WORKSHOPS InBalance Pilates Studio is beginning a workshop series this summer that gives an opportunity for Pilates students to dive deaper into the Pilates work and for instructors to fine tune their teaching skills. • Workshops include: Fundamentals and Key Connections Workshop: Reformer and Chair

Workshop, 8/14, 10am-2pm, $100. 3828 Oleander Dr. Carrie Pages: 910-228-9112. BREAKTHROUGH TWEEN-TO-TWEEN Breakthrough Tween to Tween Parenting Workshop, Sat., 8/21, 10am-noon. Workshop will provide fundamental, practical steps to parents for maintaining a respectful home environment and better preparing your children for being responsible adults.Woodburn Presbyterian Church, 509 Village Road NE, Leland, NC Seminar to be held in the Fellowship Hall, located behind the church. Shawn and Carol Stovall: 910232-0401 or MT. PILGRIM WOMEN’S CONFERENCE Women of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 7500 Carolina Beach Rd, will host their Women’s Conference titled “I Am My Sister’s Keeper,” 8:30am-12:30pm, Sat. 8/28 and 11:00am, 8/29. Theme is derived from Ruth 1:16, “Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” Registration, w/continental breakfast at 8:30am, 8/28. Sessions at 9:15am. Pre-reg. requested, but not required. Casual attire on Sat.; theme colors are pink and white. Six dynamic speakers: Pastor Rev. Patricia Freeman, Bethel AME Church, Leland, N.C.; Elder Linda Rawley and Dr. Virginia Adams, Union Missionary Baptist Church, Wilmington; Minister Addie Bonsignore, Global River Church, Wilmington; and Ms. Marquita Brown, Port City Community Church, Wilmington; Hon. Phyllis Gorham, Superior Court Judge and Minister from Global River Church, will be the keynote speaker at 11am, Sun., 8/29. Conference concludes w/enlightenment and renewal fellowship brunch. Door prizes. Ann Freeman: 910-452-3818 or

Clubs/Notices BACK TO SCHOOL SIDEWALK SALE disAbility Resource Center’s huge Back to School Sidewalk Sale on Sat., 8/21, 8am-2pm. Held at140A Cinema Dr., near Carmike Cinemas. Feat. children’s clothing, backpacks, adult clothing for both males and females, electronics, housewares, small home appliances, toys and more. Local vendors (art, pottery, jewelry or product line) can participate, $30. dRC will accept donations for the sidewalk sale as well! Kids area, raffles and more! 910-815-6618. FEDERAL POINT HISTORIC PRES. SOCIETY The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society holds membership meetings once a month, 7:30-9pm, at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A N. Lake Blvd. Public invited. Schedule: 8/16: Featuring historians Mary and Wayne Strickland of the NC Maritime Museum in Southport, talking about The Virginius Affair, a Venus built in Scotland in 1864 desinged as a runner for the Confederate cause. (910) 458-0502. CAPE FEAR ORCHID SOCIETY Cape Fear Orchid Society, an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to the cultivation and education of orchid, meets the 2nd Wed. every month at Arboretum. Feat. expert speakers, refreshments and plants for sale and exibition of plants by members. Next meeting: 8/11, w/Linda Wilmein. cfosorchidsnc@, (910) 798-7670 or CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets the third Wed. ea. month, Sept. thru June, 7:30pm on UNCW Campus in the Cultural Arts Building. for more info. HOBBY GREENHOUSE CLUB 9/10-11: Hobby Greenhouse Spring Plant Sale in Forest Hills. All plants grown by members; portion of profits go to scholarships for local community college horticulture students. Free. Fri. and Sat. 9am–6pm. or email . CORVETTE SHOW Cape Fear Corvettes will hold its 3rd annual Corvette Show on Sun., 9/19, at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington. Dash plaques for the first 100 Corvettes registered. Trophies for Corvettes in all age groups and many categories such as best paint, engine, interior and more. Lots of great door prizes, food and music. Registration at 9am, judging at noon and trophies at 3pm. $20/Corvette; show free to the public.


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My Name is Dino and the volunteers at the Pender County AC have discovered that I love to walk around . If I had the opportunity, I might even like to play a game of fetch with it. This is where you come in. I have been sitting at the shelter for several months now and my time is growing short. Meaning if a guardian angel doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t step up for me soon, then I may never get a chance to show the world what a wonderful sweet soul I am. I am thought to be around 2 years of age, quiet, good on leash, appear to get along well with other dogs and just an all around handsome, great dal/terrier mix. The Sunburst Foundation has offered to provide my medical care if a committed foster home becomes available or if you would like to adopt me straight out then you can adopt me through the rescue as well. Please contact them at or 910-622-0011. Tell them you want to play ball with Dino. I will be ready and waiting. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let me down. Photo compliments of Pender County Shelter

If you have watched the news recently, you are familiar with the arrest of the owner of Rush Kennels in Pleasant Garden NC. Their dogs were not kept in good situations and our weimaraner rescue group was able to help all the Weimaranerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in their possession. Manfred a.k.a.â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is about a 3-year-old, silver male, weighing a light 70 lbs. He is a shorter male with a sturdy frame with a heart of gold and is most happy to be out of the kennel. Currently, his most favorite thing is to roll in the grassâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;oohhh that feels good he says!. Manny has a best friend, Betsy. Betsy was a breeding female that is about 7 years old. She simply wants a normal life and a warm and comfy home for the rest of her years. Considering her life so far, this girl is unbelievably sweet and gentle. Her eyes will melt your heart and she offers such unconditional love and a happy smile in response to yours! Manfred and Betsy have been staying together at a doggie daycare and have fallen in loveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;playing and wrestling, and they are incredibly cute together. They go immediately to the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room and wait for them to come out and leap all over each other wagging their tails. Manny and Betsy have come so far. So if you are looking for a perfect pair of Weimaraners, these are for you!!! You will find Manny and Betsy are great Weimaraners that are very forgiving considering the sad life they has lived so farâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but that is about to change for the better! If you would like to adopt Manny or Betsy contact Dyana Scholz (910) 232-5910.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Picture compliments of the Dog Club of Wilmington.

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