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Wilmington Webbie Winner 2012 Meet founder Paul Lawler of

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hodgepodge| Wilmington Webbie Winner 2012 pgs. 34-35 focuses on helping area non-profits In the summer of 2011, Paul Lawler—also the creator of— founded It was an effort to fill a need: Southeastern NC non-profits requested an exhaustive calendar of charitable events so as to avoid scheduling conflicts, but the site does more than assist planning. Covering 10 counties in our area, Wilmington Gives Back allows non-profit organizations—like Carolina Canines for Service (pictured)—to extend their reach and effectiveness. As well, the website offers sections for job listings, latest news, awards recognition and much more. Nominated by encore readers and voted on by encore employees, Wilmington Gives Back is this year’s recipient of our fourth annual Wilmington Webbie award. Courtesy photo

is published weekly, on Wednesday, by Wilmington Media. Opinions of contributing writers are not necessarily the opinions of encore. Plus, when we get to 4,000 friends, we’ll draw for one lucky fan to win our ultimate prize pack: two tickets to see Tift Merritt at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, two tickets to Yesterday and Today (the interactive Beatles experience) at Thalian Hall, and $100 to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. So, what are you waiting for? Start sharing!

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LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES “In a new interview with Fortune magazine, Mitt Romney says he wants to cut funding for PBS. When he heard that, Oscar the Grouch was like, ‘Seriously? I already live in a garbage can—how much worse can my life get?’” —Jimmy Fallon “President Obama is still reminding people that he inherited this economy. Let me tell you something. If this economy doesn’t turn around soon, his inheritance could be cut off in November.” —Jay Leno “When Facebook stock went on the market, it was priced at $38 a share. Now, a share is worth $18.99. Market analysts have said we’re not posting enough pictures of our cats on Facebook. Some investors are suing Facebook saying they were misled. Their CEO is a kid in a hoodie. That’s how much we have been misled.” —Jimmy Kimmel “Paul Ryan looks like a guy who owns his own chain of nursing homes.” —David Letterman “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are now campaigning separately. They didn’t want to, but Chick-fil-A threatened to pull their campaign contributions. Getting too close. Kind of a bromance.” —Jay Leno “Porn star Jenna Jameson has come out for Mitt Romney. So this election could have a happy ending after all. Endorsed by Jenna Jameson; how is that possible? The Democrats are losing the porn star vote? Let me tell you, that would never have happened under Bill Clinton.” –Jay Leno

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8 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd shares the latest odd stories.

artsy smartsy................ 12-25 12 theatre: Bethany Turner shares why some UNCW students are singing for Sondheim.

14 art: Karen Crouch and Ann Conner open a new show as part of Fourth Friday at downtown’s New Elements Gallery. Sarah Richter finds the inspiration behind Crouch’s sculptural pieces.

16 gallery listings: Check out what’s hanging in area art galleries.

18-19 music: The Summer Concert Music Page offers info on intriguing outdoor shows; Alex Pompliano sits down with Donavon Frankenreiter in anticipation of the musician’s concert at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

20-23 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues from Wilmington to Jacksonville.

25 film: Anghus laughs out loud with ‘The Campaign.’

grub & guzzle...............27-32 29-32 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through our dining guide!

extra! extra!.................34-55 34-35 cover story: Bethany Turner meets the

man behind the website WilmingtonGivesBack. org, Paul Lawler, winner of this year’s encore Wilmington Webbie award.

36 extra: Linda Grattafiori interviews Sabrina Hill-Black, New Hanover County’s 2011-2012 teacher of the year.

38 books: Shea Carver interviews Emily Colin, the author of ‘The Memory Thief,’ about her debut novel and what led her to its creation.

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but I am ready for some good news. It seems we live in a world which revels in bad news and dire warnings of worse things to come. As a small-business owner—and to be honest a small bookstore merchant, at that—a good portion of my daily routine seems devoted to people who want to tell me that the end is near. “Bookstores will become a thing of the past” is the refrain of a multitude of well broughtup and thoughtful people. Yes, I agree larger book chains seem to be doing their best to put themselves out of brick-and-mortar business with their electronic data offerings (Matt Keen at Gravity Records must have the toughest skin in the world to endure what people say about music stores). Still, for the small guys, surprisingly, things are starting to look better in the land of independents. The success of the Wilmington Cash Mob a few weeks back (and encore’s cover story last week) should be one indication. In fact Quarter Moon Books & Gifts in Topsail Beech is reporting that 2012 is their best year ever! “Our sales are approximately 26 percent above last year, but more importantly this year’s sales are 8 percent above our best year of 2007,” confirms Lori Fisher, who has owned the coastal book store for 17 years. Even more surprising, Quarter Moon has experienced this much success in a seasonal locale with an economic dependency resting on summertime tourists. Fifty percent of their annual sales take place between May and August. Having once served as vice president of the government loan purchasing division with Norwest Mortgage (now Wells Fargo), Fisher took on the role as full-time mommy when her daughter was born in 1986. “I was a stay-at-home mom throughout the years as my husband’s career developed, which moved us to several locations in the U.S., eventually landing in this area,” she says.

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Fisher purchased Quarter Moon just after its inception in May 1995. By the end of the first summer season, the original owners figured out the bookstore business was not for them. After Fisher read an ad listing that a local business was for sale, she decided that owning a bookstore would be enjoyable. “My father was an avid reader, so we were regular visitors to our local library when I was growing up in Minnesota,” Fisher states of her literary love. “Books have just always been a part of my life.” Naturally, not all has been perfect in the book business. A lot has changed since 1995. Besides the expansion of the big-box bookstores, there has been the rise of Amazon and e-reader technology. It’s just not the same game it used to be. Fisher explains, “We have been struggling the past few years and the sales this year were going to be the determining factor for the future of Quarter Moon.” Like any successful entrepreneur, she tweaked the formula along the way, cutting back on some parts and expanding others. “It is very difficult to compete with online and big-box booksellers, so over the years we have added a variety of different items to the store—and we try to keep our items exclusive to our store,” Fisher points out. In addition to books, Quarter Moon carries gifts, stationery, children’s games and puzzles, as well classy but comfortable women’s clothing and sandals. They have a classic coffee bar set up with espresso drinks and smoothies, too, and 2012 welcomed the addition of a wine bar. “This year has been quite a relief for me,” Fisher says. “I believe our new outdoor patio with colorful furniture has attracted more people to the store, and our extended hours in the evening for the wine bar has had a significant effect on our increased sales this year.”

She points out it is really her great staff that go out of their way to create a wonderful experience for each customer; that is what really makes the difference. I would agree: Personal service is key for independents and especially cannot be replicated with online stores. The smile of recognition, the heartfelt hug and inquiries about family provides a greater ability to help customers find just the perfect gift for that mutual friend shared with the merchant. It’s irreplaceable. Fisher’s philosophy is genuine. “I feel people who own small businesses have invested their heart and soul into them and really want to make a difference for their customers and their community. When someone shops at a small business, they are supporting their neighbors or individuals significantly [rather than] some huge conglomerate with corporate offices in other regions.” Likewise, Fisher urges customers to appreciate the costs a small business incurs over that of a larger corporation. “The cost to a small business for credit and debit cards can be crippling, especially for small sales,” she says. Hence, Wilmington Cash Mob’s brilliancy: Shopping local with cash and making enough of a splash to garner publicity for the adored small business. While talking with Matt Keen at the Wilmington Cash Mob, he and I swapped stories of completely surprising and wonderful things that customers have done for us over the years. “You know, they’re not really customers; they are friends,” he points out. “But friends we wouldn’t have if it weren’t for our stores.” Fisher agrees whole-heartedly. “I have established relationships with a lot of families over the years, watched children grow into adults and look forward to seeing them year after year.” It’s a dividend that can’t be quantified. However, it is wonderful to see the sales numbers correlate.



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Mob at Gravity Records (encore’s cover story last week), but last Tuesday I was part of a flash mob for old farts. A lot of us gray-hairs got the word that former Congressman Etheridge would speak briefly about what the Ryan Budget means to an aging generation that’s paid into Medicare and Social Security all their lives. But why did Mr. Etheridge choose Independence Mall? A grizzled Vietnam vet said, “GOP Headquarters is in the mall, around the corner from Victoria’s Secret.” Rich and richer, like Romney and Ryan. Somebody’s always selling something at the mall, usually cheap plastic imports with profits exported to China. That explains it. Jobs. Blood. Profits. Mr. Romney’s bank accounts. Exports all. The “Gone Overseas Party.” The grizzled Democrat smirked, “You can tell GOP HQ from Victoria’s Secret easy. One sells skimpy misogynistic products based on deception, delusion and unquenchable desires. The other sells women’s underwear.” Mall security and the mall-marketing director arrived before we could exercise our alleged right to peaceful assembly. We were evicted because we didn’t have a permit. CP (Corporate Person) Once-ler disapproved. Freedom of speech isn’t good for business. CP Once-ler evicts government whenever possible, preferring consumers and businesses that pay rent. The GOP’s been working for ol’ CP for years. Hence their HQ in the mall.  Consumers entered the mall as we citizens, resolute Loraxes all, crossed Independence Boulevard and gathered in front of the trees. My friend grumbled, “Should’ve put up a sign: Citizens not PERMITTED… consumers only.” He hummed “Alice’s Restaurant,” and I wondered what Ayn Rand would’ve ordered there. Arlo Guthrie’s 1967 Vietnam protest song “Alice’s Restaurant” tells the double absurdity of how getting arrested for heinous act of dumping garbage in the wrong place works to the advantage of the perpetrator when it keeps him from being sent to Vietnam. The tune resonated as Mr. Etheridge urged us to read the Ryan Budget. He eloquently opined it would take America from “We the People” and “One for all, all for one” to “You’re on your own.” It had been a while since I heard a democratic congressman say anything liberal in

ll by Mark Basqui r to bu ri nt encore co this district, so I volunteered the rest of the afternoon with the local campaign. I’ve voted Democrat all my life, but didn’t do much more than that until Scalia appointed Dubya CEO of AmeriCorps. I like helping register voters. I don’t even mind registering Republicans that much. There’s time for them to see the irreconcilable differences between Ayn Rand’s moral market and our democratic republic; between her Social Darwinist virtue of selfishness and our more traditional virtues of compassion and courage; between the E Pluribus Unum, “Out of many, one,” all Americans love and “You’re on your own.” At the neighborhood Democratic office, in a small home across from locally owned Pomegranate Books, a volunteer brought a few completed registrations and a warning citation for registering voters without a permit on a public beach. I hummed “Alice’s Restaurant” and scrutinized her. Articulate. Attractive. Medium build. Casual attire. Tasteful body art. Clearly, a menace to society. (Had our Laurel been a Larry in blue suit he likely could’ve frisked everyone in the name of National Security.) Rich and getting richer. I had the munchies, and I hadn’t smoked anything. Wilmington doesn’t have an Alice’s yet, so I started down toward the Blue Post. I didn’t have a permit to talk politics, but I hoped to pull a pint with folks that know both the words and the music to Arlo’s anthem. My cell phone buzzed. “Hello, Mom.” She needed yogurt for her digestion, might have pink eye, had to cancel with her arthritis doctor, and how was she going to pay for it all? “I’ll stop over with the yogurt, and don’t worry about the medical bills. You have Medicare.” After a left on 16th Street toward her place, I found myself parallel to a WPD car at a red light. Fired up and ready to help keep Carolina beautiful blue, I’ll take my chances in getting cited for registering voters this summer—or maybe even getting water-boarded for driving someone to the polls this November. I opened the window, smiled at the kind officer, and sang aloud, “You can get anything you want/at Alice’s Restaurant.”

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with Chuck Shepherd Freedom Under Attack First Amendment Blues: A bar in Horry County, S.C., named the Suck Bang Blow filed a lawsuit in May challenging the county’s new ordinance prohibiting motorcyclists’ “burnouts” (engine-revving with back-tirespinning, creating smoke and enormous noise). The bar claims that burnouts are important expressions of its customers’ “manliness and macho” and as such are protected by the First Amendment. Luigi Bellavite complained to reporters in Mountain View, Colo., in July that the theft of his “Vote Satan” yard sign ought to be prosecuted as a “hate crime” under state law as he is a member of the Church of Satan. Police called it an ordinary theft. Government in Action! Miniature golf is remarkably simple to play, requiring neither experience nor much exertion, and even toddlers can negotiate their own brand of fun on the course. However, in March, a set of “accessible design” standards went into effect, under the Americans With Disabilities Act, governing such things as the “slope” of courses (maximum 1:4 rise on some holes), the maximum length of the blades if artificial turf is used, and the minimum area of the “tee-off” landing (48 inches by 60 inches, with a slope not steeper than 1:48). The only unlimited-issue U.S. visa allowing fast-lane entrance for certain foreign workers is the O-1, available to those (e.g., scientists, technology engineers) who, in the opinion of the State Department, demonstrate “extraordinary ability.” Reuters reported in June that an O-1 recently went to British journalist Piers Morgan, whose extraordinariness seems limited to replacing Larry King on his CNN interview program, and another to Shera Bechard, Playboy’s Miss November 2010, whose other accomplishment seems to be the creation of an online photo-sharing experience called “Frisky Friday.” Canadian rap singer Manu Militari was,

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until earlier this year, sufficiently patriotic to have received more than $100,000 in government grants that originated with the Canadian Heritage department. However, a June video released ahead of his new album “L’Attente” portrayed Afghan Taliban fighters targeting a convoy of Canadian soldiers, planting a roadside bomb and aiming their rifles at the Canadians’ heads. Over 150 Canadian soldiers have died fighting the Taliban and their insurgent allies. Forgetful: USA Today, quoting a Pentagon official, reported in July that, during the last decade, the Pentagon had paid “late fees” totaling $610 million for not returning leased shipping containers by the due dates. A Government Accountability Office report in July revealed that the federal government’s vast properties include about 14,000 offices and buildings that are vacant (or nearly so), but which the government still pays to maintain (at about $190 million a year). (A large building in Washington, D.C.,’s Georgetown among the most valuable real estate in the city has sat mostly unused for more than 10 years.) The Miami-Dade County, Fla., government confirmed in April that it had discovered, in storage, 298 brand-new vehicles that had been purchased in 2006-2007, but which had never been used. Police Report New Mexico is an “open carry” state, with otherwise-law-abiding adults authorized to display loaded handguns in public. However, in the town of Vaughn (pop. 500, located mid-nowhere), perhaps the only ones not authorized to carry are the town’s two police officers. Chief Ernest Armijo had been convicted in 2011 of criminal nonsupport of a wife and two sons, and among the conditions of probation was the prohibition on gun possession. Deputy Brian Bernal has his own domestic issue: a conviction for family violence that bars him, under federal law, from carrying.

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Most people who call an FBI field office would be in serious trouble if they left an answeringmachine message for a named agent, along with the caller’s name and telephone number, in a message consisting of at least 13 F-word epithets threatening to “break (the agent’s) (F-word) neck.” However, when Thomas Troy Bitter left the message at the San Diego field office, according to a July report in OC Weekly, the agency, after initially charging Bitter, quietly dropped the prosecution with no further repercussions. OC Weekly speculated that Bitter is a confidential informant whom the FBI was late in paying. Specialist Perps: In May, Chicago police arrested a man they believed had just minutes earlier used a Bobcat front-end loader to crash through the window of a Family Dollar store and steal two cans of deodorant and a handful of gift cards (and nothing else) and walk away. Police in Lorain, Ohio, were looking in June for a black man about 18 years old who had been seen on surveillance video breaking into the same Sunoco convenience store several times recently and taking up to $600 worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Great Art! Paris designer Jean-Emmanuel “Valnoir” Simoulin’s latest project combines his boyhood fascination with jacket patches and the societal fascination with body modification. He said he will sew patches featuring his band’s next album directly onto the skin of his own back. “It’s a nostalgic project about my teenage-hood, when I had an iron faith (in) black-metal (music).”

Perspective People With Too Much Money: The dogs could not care less, but the luxury doghouse market is thriving, according to a June New York Times report. “Many of them have carpeting, heating and air-conditioning, indoor and outdoor lighting, elaborate ... entertainment systems,” wrote the Times, and some even have solar panels. But, said one owner, “Maggie’s never been in (hers). She’s a house dog.” Although offers upscale houses for $4,400 to $4,600, the more tony ones can go for more than $25,000. Top-shelf interior designers have created dog beds suspended from the ceiling and houses in which the music kicks on only as the dog enters (meaning that it almost never kicks on).

Recurring Themes It has been reported variously as an urban legend and a true story, but a well-documented July report in Chinese media, picked up by CNN, looks unfortunately authentic. A 13-year-old boy in Shandong Province was severely injured by a prank at an auto repair shop at which he worked. Doctors at Bayi Children’s Hospital in Beijing confirmed that the co-workers had inserted the nozzle of an air pump into his rectum and shot air into the intestines, inflating his belly, damaging his liver, kidneys and stomach, and sending him into a coma for eight days. Doctors deflated him, but at press time, he remained in intensive care.

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“Gypsy: A Musical Fable,” American composer Stephen Sondheim placed his personal touch on each song he penned—and, inevitably, musical theatre as a whole. Born into an Upper West Side Jewish family, Sondheim wrote his very first musical while attending George School, a boarding school in Pennsylvania. His initial original, “By George!” was a comedy recalling the goings-on at the institution, much to the praise of Sondheim’s young classmates. Though his major mentor, Oscar Hammerstein, apparently claimed it was terrible. At the age of 10, near the time when Sondheim’s parents were divorced, the aspiring dramatist became friends with James Hammerstein, son of one-half of the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein pair. Taking Sondheim under his wing, the master profoundly influenced his works and taught him most everything he knows about drama and music. Today, Sondheim’s pieces are known globally as cherished numbers of the musical canon. At the age of 25, Sondheim landed his big break: writing the lyrics for “West Side Story.” Becoming Broadway’s lyricist, his first experience writing both the music and lyrics was for his 1962 showstopper, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Its first run boasted 964 performances. From 1973 to 1981, Sondheim was president of the Dramatists Guild. His acknowledgments stack up: an Academy Award, eight Tonys (notably, the Lifetime Achievement in Theatre honors), multiple Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize, and recognition from the Laurence Olivier Awards. By 1976 his works were celebrated in a compilation praising his name, “Side by Side by Sond-

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heim.” The play, titled after his “Company” tune “Side by Side by Side,” premiered in London for nearly 600 performances. It was nominated for Best New Musical and Best Musical overall by the Laurence Olivier and Tony awards, respectively. To say Sondheim’s life’s work is a success would be an understatement. On Friday, August 24th, voice students from UNC Wilmington’s music department will revel in Sondheim’s style. They’ll put on a free 7 p.m. showing of “Side by Side by Sondheim” in the campus’ Warwick Center as part of the 2012 Welcome Week for students, which is open to the public, too. Featuring two acts of show tunes from 12 of Sondheim’s greatest productions, the musical revue is held together in story-like quality by a talented narrator, Nancy King, who will also direct the show. She will divulge surprising themes which emerge in Sondheim’s works, and even reveal the reasons why some songs exist at all. The audience will delight in lesser-known selections, which were cut from certain shows and TV programs on which Sondheim worked. Folks will hear tidbits of “Anyone Can Whistle,” “A Little Night Music,” “Do I Hear a Waltz?” and “The Mad Show.” “With narration, the audience will have a sense of the context for all the numbers and [will] understand the themes tying the show together, [which are] largely relationship driven,” King says, a Canadian soprano who also acts as the coordinator for vocal performance for UNCW. On Saturday night the collegiate performers will take the stage again at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. for a $10 admission. Proceeds from the second show will help fund a

scholarship program for UNCW voice students. “The idea first came from our collaborative pianist, Dr. Betty Curtis, who is also the director of music at Wesley,” King explains. “We are all big fans of the music of Stephen Sondheim, and this seemed like a project that could serve our students and the community.” Sondheim’s music shines whole-heartedly rather than switching the focus to a large-scale production. Thus, audiences should expect minimalist sets and costumes yet voices grand enough to impress. The cast includes Cabot Basden, Casiphia Blevins, Heather Bobeck, Marisa Dransoff, Carolyn Fagerholm, Alex Gazda, Jaclyn Gradel, Kristina Keenan, Whitney Lanier, Eddie Ledford, Rebekka Sekeres, Beth Stovall and Hunter Wyatt. With both musical and theatrical talents, the singeractors will be performing a variety of selections. “The music of Sondheim is demanding both from a vocal and dramatic point of view,” King notes, “so our students [are] excited for the challenge.” Aside from highlighting quality, charisma and educational fortitude, “Side by Side by Sondheim” will allow audiences to dive head-first into American classics of musical theatre. “I really appreciate the craft of Sondheim’s work, first familiar to me with his lyrics for Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story,’” King details. “As a lyricist, he seems to have the pulse of human nature: funny, sad, sweet, ironic— sometimes all in the same song! As a composer, his music is endlessly new, rhythmically driven, with an ability to spin beautiful melodies. Just like our voice students, I can’t say I have one favorite musical number by him because I love it all.”

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Karen Crouch opens show at New Elements as part of Fourth Friday


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quently process our surroundings is an intrinsically personal experience. Artists have the ability to convey subtly or clearly their perceptions, drawing on both nature and nurture. Art functions as a personal visual representation for the world to digest, appreciate or criticize. Local artist Karen Paden Crouch imbues her artistic creations with a unique perspective. Having not been born with paintbrushes in hand, her riveting journey to artistic self-discovery renders her work a distinctive reflection of her self-assurance and infallible instinct. The artist creates three-dimensional, figural, sculptural works with bronze, copper and steel. Possessing an element of fantasy, she draws upon the collective psyche of days gone by. Portraying beasts and figures, her work, meant to be nestled in the corner of a garden, exudes the essence of tradition inserting itself into modern life. Her figures, while recognizable as animals, conjure memories of fantastical places and people. Currently an artist in residence at ACME Art Studios, Crouch’s road to the art world wasn’t instantly obvious. Wanting to be a writer was her first desire to creatively express herself. “Instead I found myself becoming a scholar, partly because I was afraid and partly because I was young,” Crouch tells. She attended undergrad and graduate school to pursue her writing goal. After working on her dissertation, her advisor praised her analytical work and insight without sacrificing spontaneity. Finding an unfair trade between creative production and scholarly academics, Crouch decided to attend law school where, as she saw it, “I would have a more direct experience, an experience not derivative from another person’s art.” Practicing law would allow her to combine, unchallenged, both her creativity and analytical skills. As much as she enjoyed being a lawyer,

r by Sarah Richte “Two Visions” n Crouch Ar t work by Kare t Gallery New Elements Ar . 201 Princess St p.m. Free, 6 p.m. - 9 “I was safe behind the cover advocacy. My plea, no matter how gutsy, was for someone else.” After 20 years of advocating for clients, Crouch entered the welding shop and began to learn metal sculpture. From aspiring writer to successful lawyer to welder, her career has been less than conventional. A woman who obviously challenges and follows her instincts, she reflects on her career transition: “Nothing I have done has been so frightening because this is about something directly from me.” Having searched as a student for an outlet for inner creative expression, and then working as a lawyer to advocate for someone else, Crouch’s artistic career focuses solely on her. “Whether it is good or bad, understood or misunderstood, trite or significant, it has come from within me,” she proudly notes. “It is put out there for any passerby to embrace, ignore or dismiss.” Her work is assembled from found metal pieces that she cuts, heats, beats and shapes to create sculptural forms. Applying various abrasives and chemical patinas lend the sculptures their unique appearance and finish. An avid gardener, Crouch spends time surrounded and inspired by the movement and structure of living things. Not necessarily intending for her work to be placed outdoors, she draws her inspiration from organic forms. She begins by cutting shapes from flat sheets of bronze. Her work grows from these collected shapes, as she then begins to juxtapose them until an image emerges. Following her instincts, she allows the work

MATRIARCH: Sam Guin’s masks and paintings will be on display through August 31st as Wicked Gallery’s last show before closing its doors. Art work by Sam Guin.

SWEET CHARIOT by Karen Paden Crouch. The wrought metal sculpture stands 23” x 6” x 16” and can be seen at New Elements. Courtesy photo

to dictate itself in the process of its creation. “Although I begin with a vision, the sculpture takes its own direction,” she explains. “If I will listen, it will be a better piece.” Her piece “Sweet Chariot” features a fantasy creature pulling a small chariot. The animal looks like a creature from a Harry Potter novel, but the fact that it is pulling a chariot evokes aspects of stories and characters from Greek mythology or Western European folk stories. The fusion of different metals provides a sense of life and mortal dynamism through textural surfaces. The show at New Elements displays Crouch’s work alongside that of Ann Conner

who primarily works with woodblock prints. While both artists showcase figurative forms and shapes, each possess an element of abstraction. With contrasting colors, textures and mediums, the show’s title, “Two Visions,” is entirely appropriate: two diverse visions of the same existence. Both artists live in Wilmington but have processed and artistically depicted their experiences in entirely different ways. Crouch’s pieces are found in private collections around the country as well as in permanent installations around North Carolina at Airlie Gardens, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Mayfaire Town Center and Research Triangle Park. “Two Visions” will be on display for free as part of downtown’s Fourth Friday Gallery Night. The exhibition will remain on display until September 22.

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Friday, August 24th, for the opening reception for our featured artist—Renato Abbate, ceramic artist and educator—who will offer masks, tiles, vases, pendants and bowls. Renato’s work will be featured through September 26th.

2165 Wrightsville Ave. • (910) 343 5233 Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. is a multimedia studio and art gallery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Dawson Street. Currently hanging Vol. 31, featuring the work of April Holbrook, Barbara Scalia, Eirik Motz and David Clemen. Celebrating one year at their new location, Artfuel Inc. will open Vol. 32 on Sept. 8th. Artists include Luke Worley, Eddie Oakes, Sam Guin, Matt Hoyme and Sarah Peacock, with live music from Ben Prestage.



22527 Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC 910-803-0302/910-330-4077 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (or by appt.) Look for the big red barn and visit a unique space in the Hampstead area just 4 miles from beautiful Topsail Island. We represent over 40 local and regional fine artists in our

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“BLURRED TAN,” by Renato Abbate, is now on display at Cape Fear Native, downtown Wilmington. Courtesy photo

member’s gallery and offer local arts and crafts in our gift shop. ArtExposure presently has studio space rented to seven working artists. In addition, there is a frame shop and small art supply store. ArtExposure is available for receptions, weddings, meetings and the like. Along with its large open space downstairs, there is a loft area upstairs suitable for smaller gatherings. Check out our website to see the latest in new classes as well as our regular art classes and studio time. Yoga classes meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. in the loft. Walk-ins are welcome to this gentle yoga class. A large open space hosts 2nd Friday Opening Receptions each month at 6 p.m. September 14th hosts an Adult and Teen Student Show and the October 12th Opening will feature Jason Clark, a local Jacksonville artist with a unique style!



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114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists and craftspeople inspired by nature. Here you’ll find original paintings on canvas and reclaimed river wood, handmade jewelry, local photography, sail bags, pottery, wood products, tiles, note cards, historic maps, books, and our exclusive Wilmington city map tees/totes/prints. Join us on Fourth

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1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste. II 910-509-4289 • Mon.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Figments is an art gallery brimming with unlimited creative vision and talent. We are a community of artists who are passionate about the journey of artful creation. We have an unintimidating art boutique where you can find locally made artwork for your home. We also have a relaxed classroom space where students of all skill levels can learn and grow creatively. Come. Be inspired. We offer a wide range of fresh eclectic artwork from students to seasoned professionals. With styles from fantastically funky to traditionally classic your visual sense will certainly be satisfied. Join us at at our open house on the second Friday of every month for live art demonstrations, light refreshments and fun! Otherwise, visit us during our regular business hours, Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. We look forward to meeting you.


201 Princess St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.) “Two Visions” opens Friday, August 24th at New Elements, featuring Wilmington artists Ann Conner and Karen Paden Crouch. Conner’s woodblock prints suggest a marriage of the old and new, utilizing the most ancient form of printmaking in a high-tech manner. Drawing mechanical images using high-speed power chisels, she uses non-traditional techniques to work with the natural material of wood. Whereas Conner’s work is contemporary in feel, Crouch takes a more organic approach, working with bronze, copper and steel. Her sculptures are grounded in the structure and movement of living things. Using found objects in most of her work, Crouch creates three dimensional pieces that are otherworldly, conjuring a realm of fantasy and intrigue. Meet the artists during the reception for Fourth Friday Gallery Night on August 24th from 6 to 9 pm. Two Visions will remain on display through September 22nd.

Bush. In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show is sure to enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Broken” features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!


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


205 Princess St. • (910) 960-7306 Tues. 12-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 6:30-11:30 p.m. Currently featuring Sam Guin: A collection of new paintings, drawings, and assembled masks from the internationally published artist offer a unique perspective of the human animal presented in his own language of pigment, fiber and bone. A sampling of Guin’s work can be found at www.samguinart.tumblr. com or This show—which is Wicked Gallery’s last ever show—hangs until August 31st.


120. S. Second St. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Wilmington Art Association (W.A.A.) proudly announces the opening of their new permanent exhibit gallery space at the historic Hannah Block USO building at 120 South Second Street in downtown Wilmington. Come down and check out the terrific art and the new space in the Hannah Block buildRIVER TO SEA GALLERY ing. It has great north light! The Community 225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf Art Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 (Free parking) • (910)-763-3380 p.m.—and sometimes later. The art will be Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. changed out monthly so there will be new River to Sea Gallery showcases the work work for view and purchase at the desk in the of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy USO museum on an ongoing basis.

HEART HEALTHY CRUISE Sunday, August 26th

By now most of us have heard that there are many health benefits of red wine and dark chocolate. But what is it about these two seemingly not so healthy foods that make them good for us? And, is it possible to get too much of a good thing? Just come on board and enjoy the wonderful combination. Sip 4 different red wines with complimentary dark chocolates. 2 hour cruise - $33


FULL "BLUE" MOON CRUISE Friday, August 31st 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. • $27

Tues. - Sat. nights What better way to end a night or start it. Come on bard at 9:00 p.m. and cruise under the stars. The bar will be open and music playing. Chill while we cruise away the night. See the Riverwalk lit up and looking magical. Call us for reservations as this is filling up fast.

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, we are fortunate to be able to showcase some of Wilmington’s most talented. We are one of the few venues where you can hear LIVE MUSIC early, while floating on the Cape Fear River with the sunset as your backdrop.

BOARDING at 6:00 p.m. DEPARTING at 6:30 p.m.


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Fridays & Saturdays 7-10PM Outside on the back deck weather permitting 138 South Front Street Downtown Wilmington (910) 251-0433

Fri, Aug. 24 COSMIC GROOVE LIZARD DUO - PERRY Sat., Aug. 25 BRENT STIMMEL DUO Mon., Aug. 27 TBA 6-8:30 Fri. August 31 TBA Sat., Sept. 1 FORTCH Sun., Sept. 2 DAVE MEYER Mon., Sept. 3 TBA 6-8:30 Fri., Sept. 7 MYKEL BARBEE Sat., Sept. 8 2 CENTS WORTH Fri., Sept. 14 TBA Sat., Sept. 15 BRENT STIMMEL DUO Fri., Sept. 21 DAVE MEYER Sat., Sept. 22 JEREMY NORRIS Fri., Sept. 28 L SHAPE LOT DUO Sat., Sept. 29 JOHN FONVIELLE DUO Fri., Oct. 5 DAVE MEYER Sat., Oct. 6 2 CENTS WORTH/MARK Fri., Oct. 12 MYKEL BARBEE Sat., Oct. 13 JESSE STOCKTON

on stage this week

In riverfront park • music starts at 6 p.m. AUGUST 24 The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

RENOWNED REGGAE: Join modern surf rock and reggae band Selah Dubb on Saturday, August 25th at The Oceanic as they pump out whimsical, raucous beats and melodies. Composed of Mark Evangelist on lead guitar and vocals and Heather Pudin (also known as Baby Beats) on keys and backing vocals, the group is rounded out by Reuban Rosado on the drums. A renowned regional group for over 15 years, Selah Dubb still only has one goal: to spread unity, positivity, equality and empowerment. Their lyrics are ever-uplifting, and that hasn’t changed despite non-stop touring—opening for names like The Wailers, Widespread Panic, Steel Pulse and more—and 12 (yes, 12!) records. Look for their 13th album, “Close Out City,” soon.

AUGUST 31 Slippery When Wet, The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY


23 Mykel Barbee 25 Seluh Dubb 30 Rob Ronner

01 Travis Shallow 06 Luis Paschoa 08 Brent Stimmel 13 Luis Paschoa

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shows of the week Old North State Juggling Gypsy 255 N. Front St. 8/23, 10 p.m. • Free


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kenreiter’s new album, “Start Livin’,” features a trippy illustration of the man himself—signature ‘stache intact—looking at the viewer with blissed-out seriousness, curly hair swirling into flowers and sunshine. The graphic brings to mind classic album covers like The Beatles’ “Revolver” and The Beach Boys’ “Endless Summer,” so it’s no stretch to infer that the Hawaii-based musician is going through an experimental phase in his career. To say “Start Livin’” signals a completely new direction for Frankenreiter would be misleading, as all the cornerstones of his signature flip-flop rock sound are there: uplifting lyrics packed into nine breezy, sundrenched tunes, which carry all the vibes one would expect from a man who shares his profession title of musician with surfer. However, for the recording of his fifth fulllength album, Frankenreiter took on a decidedly different method than with his previous releases. The musician holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy and laid down a handful of new songs that showcase a more folksy side of Frankenreiter. Essential to the record’s experimental feel is its inspired use of instrumentation; from Tibetan singing bowls to banjos, the addition of a dizzying array of unconventional sounds compliment Frankenreiter’s honey-thick vocals, twangy guitar work and draws the listener into his own private Hawaii. encore spoke to Frankenreiter, who will return to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (of which he cites as “one of his favorite places” to play) on the 24th, about the new album, touring and moustaches. encore (e): “Start Livin’” is a simple title; what’s the inspiration behind it? Donavon Frankenreiter (DF): Well, the album is a group of songs I wrote over the last year-anda-half, and the title track, which is the first song on the album, captured the vibe of the times I had while recording the record. I just wanted to call it “Start Livin’” as to say, just enjoy what’s going on and start living right now. Just live in the moment; don’t overthink things too much. e: Each song on the album seems to have a wall-of-sound built around its acoustic, folksy core. One can almost hear you guys having

SURF ROCK: Donavon Frankenreiter tours Greenfield Lake in support of his new album, “Start Livin’.” Photo by by Rodrigo Farias & Caio Palazzo

fun in the studio. DF: It was one of the most rootsy records I’ve ever made. The record I made before this one [2010’s “Glow”] is, I think, the poppiest record I’ve ever made. It was really clean. That’s what made me go in this direction—me and [Matt Grundy] did all the tracks live. When we’d build these songs, I’d play guitar and sing so we’d have a basis to build the track off of. It was the opposite of what I’ve done before, and it was a lot of fun doing it that way. Some days we’d lay down three songs in one session. There wasn’t a lot of time to sit around wondering if a track should go like this or go like that. It went really fast. e: There’s also a fair share of experimentation on the record as well. DF: Yeah, it was definitely the first time I’ve ever used all these instruments: banjos, ukuleles, glockenspiels and all that. The percussion stuff was new for me, too—we didn’t use any drums on this record. e: So there wasn’t a concrete idea of how these songs would end up? DF: No, not at all. I didn’t know if some things were going to be electric or acoustic. We never had a plan going in [the studio]. That’s why it was so fun at the end of the day, because [within a week] we knew the album would be done. It was the most fun I’ve had in a studio in a long time. e: Some tracks deal with somber issues, like “Same Lullaby” with world peace and “A.I.”, which pays tribute to your friend Andy Irons (a professional surfer who passed away in 2010). Still, they never break the album’s care-free spirit; was it conscious to give these songs a light feel?

DF: For me, that’s just what comes out when I play. I’m at my happiest when I play music. It was one of those things, I didn’t want to sing a sad, depressing song about Andy; I wanted something to be beautiful. But that’s just my perspective; I wanted the songs to make people smile. e: The rate at which you release music is also swift. Not to sound premature, are there any plans in the pipeline for a new album? DF: Yeah, I’m working on some stuff now and we’ll definitely put out another “Revisited” record and another “Recycled Recipes” EP before another full-length record. I’m going to take [my second album] “Move By Yourself” and make it Hawaiian-style, like I did with my first record—and have that out in a couple of months. Then, I’ll put out a third “Recycled Recipes” EP in a couple months; by then I’ll hopefully have another album out. e: You just kicked off the “Start Livin’” tour around the U.S., and then you go to Japan before heading back stateside. You’ve been a full-time husband and dad for several years now; does it ever get easy to balance touring and family? DF: It’s got its up and downs, you know. I had [my family] out with me for the past three months; they just went home, but they may come back out in a month. I’m used to it though. It’s been like 10 years [since I began touring], and after a while you just kind of roll with it. I’m just stoked to be out touring. We’re having a blast, bro. That’s the most exciting part about [being a musician], going out and performing the songs live.

e: Will Wilmington-based fans be able to buy the “Official Donavon Frankenreiter Moustache” (developed by Sanuk) on this tour? DF: Oh yeah, everyone there is going to get a free one. I’m going to bring a thousand of them. [Laughs]

Old North State consists of Dillon and Jantzen Wray, brothers who duel with bluegrass instruments to create a blend of folk and punk rock. Their debut studio album, “The Long Road Home,” is a testament to their rigorous touring schedule, and a highlight of their heart-wrenching ballads and raucous, foot-stomping bluegrass. The Wrays claim to sound like Trampled by Turtles, Good Old War, The Avett Brothers, Larkin Poe, and Mumford and Sons. They will be joined at Juggling Gypsy by Shane Kelly and The Mid-April Romance.


Soapbox Laundro-Lounge 255 N. Front St. 8/25, 10 p.m. • $5

Formed in 2008 with a foundation built upon the pairing of America’s eartland roots and modern, edgy rock ‘n’ roll, Crowfield celebrates the release of its self-titled second album with a summer tour. The Charleston, SC-based band features Tyler Mechem (vocals, guitar), Parker Gins (drums), Micah Nichols (guitar, vocals), and Ethan Ricks (bass). Their indie rock can satisfy mainstream listeners, too.

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a preview of tunes all over town this week SUSAN SAVIA —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 DJ LORD WALRUS —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ SWEAT —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 TRIVIA WITH STEVE (8:30PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 ROCKIN’ TRIVIA WITH PARTY GRAS DJ (9 P.M.) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805 LIVE ACOUSTIC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 COLLEGE NIGHT WITH DJ BATTLE —Brikhouse, 208 Market St.; 523-5833 MIKE O’DONNELL —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 FRIED LOT —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 1423 S. 3rd St. • 763-1607

New Outdoor Patio Seating!

MONDAY 2.50 Budweiser Draft $ 4 Wells 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.


TUE: djBe KARAOKE 8:30 p.m. 1/2 off Wine Botles & $4 Magner’s Irish Cider

TUESDAY Sky Blue $3.00 $ 4.50 Absolute lemonade 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.

WED: BLUEGRASS OPEN JAM 8 p.m. $ 4 20 oz. Guinness Pints

WEDNESDAY 2.50 Yuengling Draft $ 2.50 Domestic Bottles 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m. $

THUR: TRIVIA w/Steve 8:30 p.m. • PRIZES! $ 2.50 Yuengling Drafts

THURSDAY 3.00 Samuel Adams $ 4.00 Margaritas


FRI: LIVE IRISH MUSIC Inquire for details

FRIDAY 3 Pint of the Day

SAT: JAMES JARVIS Acoustic Jazz Piano 7 p.m.


SATURDAY $ 5 Sangria & Mimosa’s

SAT: djBe KARAOKE 9 p.m. $ 2 PBR Longnecks SUN: IRISH BRUNCH 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $ 4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s SUN, SEPT. 2nd: OPEN MIC 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.


SUNDAY 5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s *Drink specials run all day

N. Water Street & Walnut Street Downtown Wilmington 910-762-4354

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KING OF NEWGRASS: Sam Bush, a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, will bring his modernday bluegrass to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Sat., Aug. 25th. L Shape Lot will open. Courtesy photo

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 SOIREE D’ELECTRONICA WITH DJ DROBOT —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002 LIVE TEAM TRIVIA —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 BAR PONG WITH SHANNON PARK

—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

BLUEGRASS OPEN JAM NIGHT (8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 ROB RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 ACOUSTIC NIGHT —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 BENNY HILL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

DYLAN HOLTON —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 7721400 SUSAN SAVIA (7PM) —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH SEAN GERARD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 CLOUDS MAKE SHAPES —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 DJ —CHARLEY BROWNZ, 21 S FRONT ST.; 254-9499

OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH TOMMY HUTCHINSON —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 TEAM TRIVIA WITH DUTCH HAWK —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 KARAOKE —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 OPEN MIC WITH JEREMY NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 OLD NORTH STATE —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DANGERMUFFIN, OLD YOU —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500 OLD NORTH STATE —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223



SEA PANS (STEEL DRUMS, 7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231

STERLING WITT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

NONPOINT, EYE EMPIRE —Hooligans Pub & Music Hall; 2620 Onslow Dr., Jacksonville, (910) 346-2086

MYKEL BARBEE —Oceanic, 703 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551

NICOLE THOMPSON —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. NAUTILUS —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 TOP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 KARAOKE WITH DJ DAMON —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 RADIO FLYER —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434 THE CARVERS (SURF & STOMP) —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ DR. JONES —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 MACHINE FUNK (WIDESPREAD PANIC TRIBUTE) —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 PORT CITY TRIO —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 SLAMMIN DIXIE —NC Tarheel Opry House, 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville; (910) 347-4731 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 DJ MILK —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJ SHANNON —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 KARAOKE —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 PONCHOS FROM PERU —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 PEEPSHOW CABARET PRESENTS “CABARET CIRQUE” —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 DAVID DIXON (BLUES/ROCK/SOUL/ REGGAE) —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 TIME SAWYER —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.;


POTATO HEADS (ACOUSTIC, 7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 QUILTED SKY (8-11PM) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 MARK DAFFER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 THE JOSH SOLOMON TRIO —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224 SUSAN SAVIA (7-9PM) —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE BAND —Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349 TIME SAWYER —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 COSMIC GROOVE LIZARD DUO —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 VELVET JANE —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 7721400 MAKO BAND —Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Pleasure Island, 458-8434 LUKE CUNNINGHAM, DONAVON FRANKENREITER —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater POSSUM CREEK —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133



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NFL SUNDAY TICKET $3 Domestic Schooners $2 Domestic Drafts $9.99 All You Can Eat Wings at the Bar 1/2 Priced Select Appetizers at the Bar

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL $3 Domestic Schooners $3.50 Margaritas TUESDAY-KIDS EAT FREE NIGHT $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts WEDNESDAY $3 Domestic Schooners $3.50 Margaritas THURSDAY $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts FRIDAY-TGIF $3.50 Cosmos $2.00 Domestic Drafts SATURDAY-COLLEGE FOOTBALL $3 Domestic Schooners MONDAY- FRIDAY 1/2 Priced Appetizers from 4-7 pm & 9 pm -close at the bar Free Appetizer of the Day with purchase of a non-refillable beverage from 5-7 at the bar. 4126 Oleander Dr. (910) 792-9700

MONDAY $3 Sweetwater, $10 Domestic Buckets, $4 Captain, Jack, and Evan Williams, Trivia from Hell @ 7:30 TUESDAY $3 Dos XX Amber, $3.50 Mexican Bottles, $4 Cuervo, 1800, Lunazul, Jim Beam, Jack, and Bacardi $1 Tacos (4pm-close) WEDNESDAY $3 Drafts, 1/2 Price Wine, $5 Martinis, $4 Bombs THURSDAY LIVE Music $2 Bud Lt and Yuengling Draft, $4 Jim, Jack, Jager, and Jameson $5 Bombs, $3.50 Micro Bottles, 1/2 Price Wings (7pm-close) FRIDAY & SATURDAY Dueling Pianos @ 9pm, Midnight-1:30am NO Cover & 1/2 Price Wings SUNDAY $2.50 Bud Lt and Yuengling Drafts, $4 Crown, Jager, Jack, Jameson, Lunazul, Bloody Mary’s, $5 Mimosas DUELING PIANOS Every Friday and Saturday Night @ 9:30 1/2 Price Select Apps M-TH 4pm7pm & Sun 9pm-close

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 JACK JACK 180 —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 HEADWAY —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS (7-9PM); DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 SLAMMIN DIXIE —NC Tarheel Opry House, 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville; (910) 347-4731 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 SONGWRITER OPEN MIC WITH JEFF ECKER (10PM-2AM) —Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414 ROLLING TRIVIA —Five Star Tavern, 106 N. 2nd St.; 762-1533 FILTHY SATURDAYS WITH DJ FILTHY —Brikhouse, 208 Market St.; 523-5833


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GUITARIST MARK LYNCH (10:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.) —Saltworks II, 4001 Wrightsville Ave.; 392-1241 TWO GUYS FROM RALEIGH —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. DJ SWEAT —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 CROWFIELD, JOHN WESLEY SATTERFIELD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 PHANTOM PLAYBOYS —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040 DYLAN HOLTON (SOUL/POP/REGGAE) —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 MIKE O’DONNELL (7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 FEATHERWEIGHT (9PM-12AM) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224 DANIEL PARISH (6-9PM) —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 SELAH DUBB —Oceanic, 703 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 SOUTHERN TROUBLE (9:30PM) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 SAM BUSH, L SHAPE LOT —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater MASSIVE GRASS, BLUE TANG BANDITS —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 ASTRONAUTS ANONYMOUS —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 BRENT STIMMEL —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 SEAN GREGORY —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 7721400 TIME SAWYER —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 DANICA & 40 EAST —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 THE JOSH SOLOMON TRIO —Tangerine’s Caribbean Grill, 300 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 707-0202

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 REGGAE SUNDAYS WITH DJ DR. JONES —Brikhouse, 208 Market St.; 523-5833 KARAOKE KONG —Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056 SUSAN SAVIA —Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448 SATELLITE BLUEGRASS BAND —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.;


DJ TIMBO —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 CHRIS LUTHER (JAZZ) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 L-SHAPE LOT (3PM); CLAY CROTTS (8PM) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 TRAVIS SHALLOW —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 THE DAVID DIXON TRIO —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 MIKE O’DONNELL (4-8PM) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 NO DOLLAR $HOES —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 SUMERLIN, THE FUTURE IS ME, THE SUMMIT, THE CAPITAL, TAKE YOUR CHANCE —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ BATTLE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 PERRY SMITH (BRUNCH 12-2) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 MACHINE GUN —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

MONDAY, AUGUST 27 STEVEN COMPTON —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 KARAOKE —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 DRUM CIRCLE HOSTED BY PERRY SMITH (7-8PM); METAMORPHOSIS OPEN MIC HOSTED BY SUN (9PM) —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 KARAOKE WITH DJ @-HOLE —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 3420872 SEAN GREGORY —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 DJ RICHTERMEISTER —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 PENGO WITH BEAU GUNN

—Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

JOSH SOLOMON AND FRIENDS —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 RANDY MCQUAY —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832


“IT TAKES TUESDAYS TO TANGO” LESSONS 7-9 P.M. —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 DJBE KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC: MUSICIANS AND COMICS WITH ONSITE PIANO —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 TEAM TRIVIA —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KARAOKE WITH DJ PARTY GRAS —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805 WORLD TAVERN TRIVIA HOSTED BY MUD —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 WHISKEY UNPLUGGED —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 LIVE ACOUSTIC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 TRIVIA WITH DUTCH FROM 94.5 THE HAWK —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 THE TRAVELERS —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 ACOUSTIC NIGHT —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 SOIREE D’ELECTRONICA WITH DJ DROBOT —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 LIVE TEAM TRIVIA —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 ROB RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 BAR PONG WITH SHANNON PARK —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 BLUEGRASS OPEN JAM NIGHT (8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE


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ROCK OF THE WORLD: Having just released ‘Olly Oxen Free,’ featuring tracks within nearly every genre from calypso to Southern rock, Dangermuffin will play Soapbox on Thurs., August 23rd. Courtesy photo

—Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002

DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 SPEAKING SUNS —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL

—Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341

BENNY HILL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001

SPEAKING SUNS —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 All entertainment must be sent to by Wednesday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

BAND(S) TOGETHER: In its fifth year, the Music on the Mountaintop festival hosted by jam band Railroad Earth (pictured) will feature acts such as Dr. Dog, JJ Grey & Mofro, Sam Bush and more. The festival runs August 24th through 26th in Boone, NC at Grandfather Mountain Campground. Courtesy photo

CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053 8/24: Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Annuals 8/25: Chatham County Line, TONK 8/26: Snarky Puppy, Maz

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE 707 PAVILION BLVD., CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 8/25: Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert 8/26: Phish 8/29: Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL 723 RIGSBEE AVE., DURHAM, NC (919) 901-0875 8/23: Wazu, Kane Pour, BenGabe 8/24: Sea Cow, Stars Explode 8/25: I Was Totally Destroying It, The Beast, Des Ark, Lilac Shadows 8/28: Nothington, Eno Mountain Boys, Almost People 8/29: Tom Maxwell, Randy Dean Whitt

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. CABARRUS STREET, RALEIGH, NC (919) 821-4111 8/24: Nick and the Babes, Jason Adamo Band, Young Cardinals, Brent Jordan, JT Poe 8/25: American Aquarium, House of Fools, Goner

AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 377-6874 8/23: Nonpoint, Eye Empire, Surrender the Fall, Absolute Convixtion 8/24: Queen Nation, 42 8/25: The Breakfast Club, Trial By Fire 8/27: Covenant, The Break Up HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWY. 17 SOUTH, N. MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-3000 8/24: Steve Vai, Beverly McClellan 8/25: Matisyahu, The Dirty Heads, Moon Taxi WALNUT CREEK MUSIC PAVILION 3801 ROCK QUARRY RD., RALEIGH, NC (919) 831-6400 8/22: Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson 8/24: Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin

THE ARTSCENTER 300-G E. MAIN ST., CARRBORO, NC (919) 929-2787 8/25: The Ayr Mountaineers THE ORANGE PEEL 101 BILTMORE AVENUE, ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 225-5851 8/22: Steve Vai, Beverly McClellan UPTOWN AMPHITHEATRE 1000 NC MUSIC FACTORY BLVD, CHARLOTTE (704) 549-5555 8/25: My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses RALEIGH AMPHITHEATER 500 S. MCDOWELL ST., RALEIGH, NC (919) 831-6400 8/26: My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND WWW.MUSICONTHEMOUNTAINTOP.COM 8/24-26: Music on the Mountaintop Festival

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Carolina Beach Lake Park 8:45 p.m. • Free 8/26: Chadwick Gates (Elvis Presley) has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surfboard, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His mother wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant, so Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency. Concessions sold onsite, but picnics, blankets and chairs welcome.


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in the bag for Will Ferrell. I think he’s the funniest guy working today and will show up to any movie he’s in, no questions asked. So buying a ticket to his new political-themed comedy, “The Campaign,” was a foregone conclusion. Ferrell films aren’t always perfect. Every so often he delivers something hard to digest, like “Land of the Lost” or the Spanish-subtitled “Casa de mi Padre.” More often than not he produces a funny, bizarre movie. For me, every Will Ferrell comedy gets graded on “The Anchorman” scale, as in “Is it better than ‘Anchorman’?” Sadly, the answer is “no.” Still, “The Campaign” is pretty damn funny. Ferrell plays Cam Brady, a North Carolina congressman who has run unopposed for four straight terms. He’s a typical entrenched career politician: greedy, corrupt, and prone to sleeping with any hot piece of ass that comes into his line of sight. He’s all cock and balls, reveling in his role as alpha male of the 14th district. Eventually, he becomes a little too big for his britches, and a sex scandal threatens his approval ratings. That’s when Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) steps into the race. Marty is Cam’s polar opposite: a short, round, odd little man whose perpetual smile and unbridled enthusiasm tends to rub people the wrong way. He’s a small man with a big heart and a lot to prove. At first, he’s laughed off by the media. But soon he gets some corporate backers looking to oust Cam. Thereafter, his homespun charm, combined with a devious campaign manager, leads to a tight race. Cam finds himself in unfamiliar territory. He’s never had to fight for anything; he’s coasted by for eight years on charm and zero competition. It brings out the worst in both men as they roll their sleeves up and begin to get their hands dirty. Cam is very comfortable with these tactics. He has no problem slinging mud and tap-dancing around the real issues. Marty’s transformation is slower and more methodical. The campaign changes him from neighborhood nice-guy to cheap-shot artist. The movie plays very much to each of their strengths. Ferrell gets to spend 90 minutes playing the middle-aged frat-boy persona he

Your Sister’s Sister

POSTER PERFECT: Galifianakis and Ferrell go head to head on the comedic stomping ground of “The Campaign.” Courtesy photos

has mastered. Galifinakis gets to play the Southern effete with hilarious affectations. For a solid hour, the film maintains a ridiculous rapid-fire comedic pace. There’s a lot of laughs from a lot of different scenarios. There’s a proper amount of asurdity which parallels our current political landscape: Cam’s aforementioned affair with a mistress and when Marty shoots Cam in the leg in a “hunting accident,” wherein he then leap frogs Cam back into the lead. The film loses some steam in the third act when it feels necessary to become “about something.” Most of “The Campaign” is the kind of no-net and fearless comedy I love, but at some point its director, Jay Roach, decided that this stupid, insane film needed some kind of moral. So we get a final 30 minutes of character redemption and the villainous corporate candidate backers getting just desserts in after-school-special-style grandstanding. I would have preferred a more surreal final act. Comedies are far better when the characters are irredeemable. Instead, we get a remorseless ass like Cam Brady suddenly growing a conscience. Pass. To me, comedy is always better when it sheds conventions and goes for the jugular. There was a real opportunity to make “The Campaign” a wonderfully obscene donkey punch of a film. Eventually, Roach (“Meet the Parents,” “Austin Powers”) pulls out the kid gloves and denies us the kind of dark, morbid third act the film deserves. Instead,

we get a family-friendly, “God Bless America!” finalé that will pacify the mainstream ticket-buyer. And it’s a damn shame because “The Campaign” could have been a classic. It starts out so mean-spirited and ends up smiles and sunshine. Blech. Despite its Capra-esque third act, we have 60 minutes of hysterical over-the-top comedy from two of the funniest guys in the business. Jason Sudeikis and Dylan McDermott do a great job as the campaign managers desperate to claim victory for their respective candidate. Brian Cox, Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow show up representing the establishment and are given almost nothing to do. Their presence in the film seems baffling, considering all the weight is carried by Ferrell and Galifianakis. Fortunately, they both come out swinging and deliver the kind of ludicrous laughs we’ve come to expect.

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Cinematique • Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. 7:30 p.m. $8 • Monday through Wednesday 8/22: “Your Sister’s Sister” is a comedy about romance, grief and sibling rivalry, set against the damp foliage of the Pacific Northwest. A year after his brother Tom’s death, Jack is still struggling emotionally. When his friend Iris offers her family cabin so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude, Jack discovers Iris’s sister Hannah, reeling from a failed relationship. Jack and Hannah find solace in each other over a bottle of tequila, and a twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships set in motion. Starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Mark Duplass.

Subversive Film Series Sundays, free, 8 p.m. Juggling Gypsy • 1612 Castle Street 8/26: “Last Tango in Paris” (Italian: Ultimo tango a Parigi) is a 1972 Italian romantic drama directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, which portrays a recent American widower who takes up an anonymous sexual relationship with a young, soon-to-be-married Parisian woman. Starring Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and JeanPierre Léaud.

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Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ MUSIC: Music every Sunday in Summer ■ WEBSITE:


Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, & Seafood Ceviche to name a few. Larger Plates include, Charleston Crab Cakes, Flounder Escovitch & Miso Salmon. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts from DeLovely Desserts. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Mar-

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ket Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Mon. Sat. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List


If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus… salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: MondaySaturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and Sun 11 a.m.-2 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the Summer ■ WEBSITE:


Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for dock ‘n’ dine. Watch the historic Cape Fear River unfold before you while you enjoy the best in Southern Coastal Cuisine. The menu combines elegance, creativity and diverse selection of steak, pasta, salad and fresh seafood, including the best Shrimp n’ Grits in town. Warm in the sun on the expansive outdoor deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious bar inside boasting extensive wine and martini lists along with weekday appetizer specials from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to try downtown’s most expansive menu for Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. You are welcome to dock your

boat at the only dock’n’dine restaurant downtown, grab a trolley, or enjoy our free, front door parking (ask for pass!) Why satisfy when you can indulge? Find the George on the Riverwalk at 128 South Water Street, 910-763-2052. ■ SERVING: Lunch: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Dinner: Tues. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Brunch: Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Saturday and Sunday Brunch / Wilmington’s only dock’n’dine restaurant. ■ WEBSITE:


“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches(Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When you’re at Halligan’’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

7 Days a Week Mon-Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 am Thurs-Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop ■ FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSITE:

6801-105 Parker Farm Dr. Mayfaire Town Center 910-679-4783

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A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. - Mon. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tues.- Fri.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Daily blackboard specials. ■ MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30 p.m. ■ WEBSITE:


Oceans Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. (910) 256-2231. 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach. ■ BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.-Sat.. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ WEBSITE:


Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome home-cooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. Serving Breakfast (from $3.50) and Lunch (including daily entree-and-two side specials for $6.95). K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington. They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger Platter smothered in gravy! They also offer great choices such as fresh chicken salad, crabcake sandwich, soups, and even a delicious Monte Cristo served on French toast bread. K’s also offers soup, sandwich and salad combos and a great variety of homemade desserts. On Sundays they offer a great brunch menu which changes every week. A variety of choices will be on the menu such as Shrimp and Grits and Eggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Give K’s Cafe a won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 791-6995. Find us on Facebook or on our website, ■ SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 7 DAYS A WEEK. Monday - Friday. 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Ever-changing brunch


Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 2510433. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open every day at 5 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 70’s menu every Tues.; Special prix fixe menu on Thurs.; 25% off a’ la cart menu on Fri. from 5-7 p.m. and half price bottles of wine on Sun.

■ MUSIC: Fri. & Sat. in summer ■ WEBSITE:


Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon.-Fri.10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSITE:


Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, Fat-free Turkey (at participating locations), and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 121 N. Front Street open Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. ‘til 4:30 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Wednesday thru Friday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. CLOSED MON. AND TUES. (910) 256-1421. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 until 3, Sat. 11 until 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City ■ FEATURING: Dog friendly locations

at Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington. Buy a hot dog, we’ll throw in an extra for your pooch. (Without bun.) ■ WEBSITE:


Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch Specials


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a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7 p.m. enjoy half-priced nigiri and halfpriced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6 p.m., where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. ■ WEBSITE: hibachi


If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 2519229. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. for dinner. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: “Green Fish” sustainable menu ■ WEBSITE:


The area’s first sustainably-sourced Sushi and Asian Fusion restaurant features sushi and tasting spoons which offer portions of poke, tartare, and ceviche styles from around the world. Our chef uses locally sourced and line-caught offerings of only the highest quality to create a fresh flavor like no other. Come sample his traditional sushi, as well as signature fusion rolls like the Aloha Roll, made with tempura shrimp, toasted coconut, crispy bacon, charred pineapple and macadamia nut brittle. Our contemporary atmosphere also showcases dishes from our full kitchen such as Miso-Mustard Sterling Silver Pork and small plate offerings. Try a Wasabi or Thai Basil martini or a wine, craft beer, or sake from our unique full-bar list. Tuesdays you can get a half-carafe for the price of a glass! We are located at 4039 Masonboro Loop Road, suite 1A at the junction of Navajo Road in Masonboro Commons. Open from 4:30 to 10:00 Monday through Thursday, and until 11:00 on Friday and Saturday. Just drop in or call 910-703-SAKE for a reservation. ■ SERVING DINNER: Mon.-Th.: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ WEBSITE:


From the flavorfully mild to the fiery spiced, Thai Spice customers are wooed by the dish that’s made to their specifications. Featuring a tasteful menu of traditional Thai standards to numerous

delectable house specials, it’s quickly becoming the local favorite for Thai cuisine. This family-run restaurant is sure to win you over. If you haven’t discovered this gem, come in and be charmed. Whether it be a daytime delight, or an evening indulgence, your visit will make you look forward to your return. Located in Monkey Junction at 5552 Carolina Beach Rd., Ste. G. (910) 791-0044 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue.-Th.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ WEBSITE:


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-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”seven years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810. ■ SERVING DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 5:00 – 10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 5 p.m. – Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Upstairs sofa bar serving cocktails and lighter fare. ■ WEBSITE:


Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sun 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine ($7.95 daily) ■ WEBSITE:


The Harp offers the finest in traditional Irish family recipes served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. We are proud to use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to bring you and yours the best of traditional Irish fare! We also offer a fully stocked bar featuring your favorite Irish beer and spirits. Located just


The authentic Italian cuisine served at Taste of Italy has scored them Best Deli in the Port City for years running now. The Guarino family recipes have been passed down from generation to generation to brothers Tommy and Chris, who serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry diners. They also cater all events, from holiday parties to corporate lunches, including hot meals, cold trays, handmade desserts and an array of platters, from antipasto to cold cuts. In addition, Taste of Italy sells Scalfani products, Sabrett hot dogs and Polly-O cheeses in their market, all the while serving top-notch hot and cold items from their delicatessen. Located at 1101 South College Rd., P. 910-392-7529, F. 910-392-9745 www.ncatasteofitaly. com Open M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Ponatone, Pandora, Torrone and gift baskets of all sizes! ■ WEBSITE:


is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 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. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials ■ WEBSITE:


A Wilmington favorite since 1987! At Elizabeth’s you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine, as well as some of your American favorites. Offering delicious pizza, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beer, and wine. Elizabeth’s is known for their fresh ingredients, where even the bread is baked fresh daily. A great place for lunch, dinner, a late night meal, or take out. Elizabeth’s can also cater your event and now has a party room available. Visit us 4304 ½ Market St or call 910-251-1005 for take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Open 10am-Midnight every day ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). ■ WEBSITE: ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons. ■ WEBSITE:


“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 256-2229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT:

11:30 a.m.-3 a.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, Downtown and Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: The largest tequila selection in Wilmington ■ WEBSITE:


Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. and from 5-10 p.m. Closed Sunday. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Nightly specials ■ WEBSITE:


Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for Organic and Natural groceries and supplements, or a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, Hamburger or a Chicken Caesar Wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for take-out. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to ensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic Grass-Fed and Free-Range meats and poultry. Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free products are in stock regularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. Lovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 am to 6 p.m.. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. ■ WEBSITE:


Come dine-in or take-out from the newly renovated Co-op Kitchen at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. You can fill your plate or box with hot bar and salad bar items that are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. Made-to-order sandwiches,




MONDAY 1.00 Bud Light Draft • $1.00 Tacos • $5.25 Grilled Shrimp Faddi e TUESDAY Hom e 1/2 Price Tequila with over 50 choices h t f o $ 2.00 Import Bottles • $5.00 Nachos • $6.00 Chicken Tender Faddi $1 WEDNESDAY ! $ Tacos 2.00 Sweetwater Pints - 420 & Blue • $2.00 Bud & Bud Light Bottle 35¢ Wings • $4.00 Grilled Vegetable Faddi THURSDAY $ 2.00 Lions Head Pilsner 16oz. cans $ 3.00 Carolina Brews bottles w/ 6 choices INTRODUCING $ 2.00 PBR 16oz. cns • $5.00 Quesadillas NEW $ 6.00 Taco Salads • 75¢ Frog Legs WING FRIDAY FLAVORS $ 3.50 Tall Boys 23oz. all Draft beer with 12 plus choices Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce $ 5.25 Beer Man Tacos • $6.50 Philly Cheese Steak Faddi Curry Sauce SATURDAY Honey Curry Sauce $ 2.50 16oz. M.L. Screw Tops $ 2.50 Natty Greene Buckshot Amber Pints $ 6.25 Original Faddi’s w/ Fries • $10.00 Fajitas SUNDAY $ 10.00 Buckets - Bud & Bud Light $ 2.00 Stegmaier Amber with $6.00 Pitchers 20 Wings for $7.00 • $6.50 Burger Faddi’s with Fries 265 North Front Street • Downtown Wilmington • 910-763-0141 $



beside Greenfield Lake Park in downtown Wilmington is a lovely Irish pub committed to bringing traditional Irish food and music to the Cape Fear area. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD Greenfield Park ■ FEATURING Home-made desserts, ½ priced bottles of wine on Tuesday and the best pint of Guinness in town. ■ MUSIC Live music every Fri.; Live Irish music 1st Fri. of each month. ■ WEBSITE

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like the Tempeh Reuben, are served hot off the Panini grill. The Co-op Café offers organic smoothies and fresh juices; local wheatgrass shots; fair trade organic coffee, lattes, and chai tea; and our newest addition of Lenny Boy kombucha tea on tap. Don’t forget our baked-from-scratch baked goods! The Co-op Kitchen provides menu items that appeal to everyone, regardless of dietary demands. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ WEEKEND BRUNCH: Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ■ SALAD BAR: Mon. - Sun, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ SANDWICHES: Mon. - Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ■ BAKERY & CAFE: Mon. - Sun, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: indoor/outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi ■ WEBSITE:


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 comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE:


The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal sea-

food specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is ecofriendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. ■ FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. ■ MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.




Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality attributes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-3926313; ■ ■ ■ ■



Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters,

combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Family-style to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. ■ ■ ■ ■

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. WEBSITE:

SMALL PLATES THE FORTUNATE GLASS The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar is the perfect place to explore the beauty of wine while tasting a variety of tapas in an intimate environment. The wine menu focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle, including some of the best boutique and cult wines, to everyday values that work with any budget. There are over 30 beers available featuring some of the best craft selections. The serene ambiance of The Fortunate Glass, created by the beautiful wall murals, the elegant copper and glass tile bar, castle-rocked walls and intimate booths enhances the experience of any selection you choose. The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar also presents a small menu of creative tapas, global cheeses, cured meats and decadent desserts to accompany and compliment any wine selection. ■ SERVING EVENINGS: Tues.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 2 p.m.-2.a.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.-12 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Free Wine Tasting: Tues. 6-8pm. Bubble and wine specials: Wed. & Thurs. Monthly food & wine pairing events. ■ WEBSITE


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In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/Soul Food and Buffet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” co-owner Gena Casey says. Gena and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits and homemade banana puddin’ are among a few of many other delectable items. 5559 Oleander Drive. (910) 798-2913. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesdays. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING:For adventurous palates, pig’s feet and chitterlings.


Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar

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of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sports-themed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD

projector TVs in Wilmington. ■ WEBSITE:


Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders, or the grilled Mahi-Mahi served atop a bed of spicy rice. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. and $5 cheese pizzas after 10 p.m., both Mon.-Fri. ■ MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm ■ WEBSITE:


This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style Reuben, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, darts, and did we mention sports? Free lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. (910) 763-4133. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Dueling pianos Thurs., Fri., and

Saturday nights and 1/2 priced select appetizers Monday - Thursday 4-7 p.m. ■ WEBSITE:

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South 'N France Wine Pairing Reservations required due to limited seating.

Five bon bons from South 'N France paired with five French wines from Fortunate Glass THURS., AUGUST 23 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. seatings $28/person

Weekly Events for Noni Bacca Winery: Tuesday Night – BFF Night

Come hang out at the winery with your best friend(s) after work. Great music, wine and beer specials. Enjoy Red and White wine starting at $4.00 per glass and 20% off bottles! Fruit Style Wine at $3.00 per glass or $9.00 per bottle! Craft Beer starting at $2.50 per bottle! (Specials are for Bar Service Only)

Thursday Night at the Winery

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Every Thursday Night at Noni Bacca Winery, the lights go down and the music goes up! Enjoy the awesome Wine and Beer Specials! Enjoy Red and White wine starting at $4.00 per glass and 20% off bottles! Fruit Style Wine at $3.00 per glass or $9.00 per bottle Craft Beer starting at $2.50 per bottle (Specials are for Bar Service Only)

Saturday Night – Date Night

All couples are welcome to stop and enjoy a wine tasting at Wilmington’s International Award-Winning Winery. Got dinner plans? Stop in before or after dinner! Great way to start or end your evening. Bring your special someone in for a special treat!

57 International Medals. This year we

were awarded 21 international medals in the largest competition in North America and one of the top 3 in the world. Look for our wines in the movie “Writers” starring Greg Kinnear. encore | august 22-28, 2012 | 33



Wilmington Webbie Winner 2012: Meet Paul Lawler, founder of

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Paul Lawler uses his tech-savvy skills to help Southeastern North Carolina non-profits succeed. Photo by Bethany Turner


couple years ago when paul lawler

created his website EnjoyWilmington. com—better known today as—folks thought he’d had all outlets covered in how to fully savor what Wilmington had to offer. The comprehensive site lists the local crème de la crème: what to do, where to stay, where to eat, and it even showcases services, from taxis to medical centers. Tourists are able to peruse the pages and plan their eventual visit to the port city. Long-time locals and the newly relocated can search for necessities and new fun to be had. The site even garnered encore readers’ votes for Best Website in the 2012 Best-Of awards. Still, one thing was missing. “A number of non-profit leaders expressed a need to have one calendar of non-profit events so that scheduling conflicts could be avoided,” Lawler explains. He took this into consideration when designing yet another extensive example of what our area has to offer: charities and fund-raisers, which are now the center of attention at Perhaps the best compilation of our local nonprofits across 10 southeastern NC counties (Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson and Sampson), Wilmington Gives Back was launched in summer 2011 as a free way for organizations to reach potential supporters and increase traffic to their own sites. With a simple search by the focus of the organization (from animals to women’s issues), the area of service, the county which it’s headquartered in, or even by keyword, residents

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can pinpoint their non-profit of choice and be introduced to organizations of which they weren’t previously aware. “Wilmington Gives Back connects our non-profit community with its supporters, clients and others,” Lawler, a Charlotte-native and resident of Wilmington for almost six years, notes. “Do you know if there’s a local group working on the cause that interests you? Have you ever wondered if someone in the area was working on the disease that interests you, the arts you like, the public policy issue you support, an educational issue, or any other [concern] addressed by a non-profit? Maybe you lead a non-profit and are looking for a way to get the word out or find supporters or the best techniques. Maybe you’re planning an event and don’t want to hold it the same night as a similar event. Wilmington Gives Back is for you.” Though Lawler and his wife, Patricia, have not lived in Wilmington for a full decade yet, they’ve immersed themselves in regional non-profit work as if they were lifelong citizens. Patricia, the president of Lawler Consulting—a source providing services to not-for-profits, such as how to implement effective management skills and develop extensive work plans—was raised in Cary, North Carolina, and attended NC State University. She was the state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, and in 2000 she became the executive director of Friends of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Since relocating, she’s held membership in Residents of Old Wilmington, Historic Wilmington Foundation and the NC State Alumni Association.

Mr. Lawler, also a member of Residents of Old Wilmington, held the chair position for its Downtown Parking Advisory Committee, and he recently retired from his position as treasurer for WHQR Public Radio. A licensed CPA, Lawler graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. The site founder hopes the community will use Wilmington Gives Back to hone their own specialities and lend a helping hand. The database offers a section for service providers, such as accounting and audits, grant writing, promotional materials and website creation. Any business which can offer these services, especially for non-profits, may list themselves as a provider. “Non-profits have special challenges with their dual goal of financial success and mission success,” he says. “They need consultants who understand those unique features.” As well, the site isn’t just for charities to secure supporters and service providers. “Folks in need use it to find the organizations that can help them,” Lawler points out. “A recent e-mail came in from someone who needed help with an aging parent. Several organizations in the area focus on senior issues and will be able to help this guy. Realtors use it to show [area newcomers] all we have to offer; they can assure our prospective neighbors we, too, have groups they were involved with back in their prior hometown.” Lawler helps visitors of the site keep up with the latest news in organizations, and much more, by allowing them to sign up for occasional e-mail updates. “They cover any topic that might make

a non-profit more successful,” he explains. “Recent e-mails have covered news, expert opinions and techniques [for management, fund-raising, etc.], reports on non-profit forums, and commentary where I share my strongly held view that non-profits need to have clear goals and a plan to achieve those goals.” Also, timely news and awards recognition get posted. Plus, Wilmington Gives Back allows area charities to post job listings for free, giving them an opportunity

their free listing offers as much information as many will need. Paired with Facebook and other social media sites, the area’s charities have more ways than ever to improve and enhance their marketing strategies. “Southeastern North Carolina’s large and varied non-profit sector needs to be better known and used,” Lawler continues. “Wilmington Gives Back fills a need. The feedback has been great, and [we] get a lot of traffic from people searching for area non-profits.

to reach their exact audience. A recent search showed Coastal Carolina Health Alliance in need of a nurse educator; Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity wanted to add on a special events and marketing coordinator; and Sustainable Sandhills was looking to hire a manager. “Wilmington Gives Back is a full-service website,” Lawler asserts. “The job listings, events, award winners, organization descriptions, even the pictures, are all part of understanding, appreciating and serving this important part of our community. A small non-profit could even use its listing on Wilmington Gives Back as its website.” Indeed, some do, as supplying the link to

Maybe a few even like my occasional opinion pieces. Ironically, I’m not sure the site is getting traffic for its original purpose: avoiding scheduling problems.” Folks are realizing its power to amplify our region’s support of charitable organizations. “Wilmington Gives Back is here to help the non-profit community succeed, and it’s free,” Lawler iterates. “If you represent a non-profit and it’s not included on the site, just [visit us] and you can add your organization. It’s very inclusive with charities, arts groups, educational groups, political parties, history clubs, unions and chambers of commerce—and every other kind of non-profit in our area.”

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rising to the challenge:


Teacher of the year Sabrina Hillblack leads with thoughtful pedagogy


hy so many grim faces

today?” Sabrina Hill-Black asked a group of upset

students. “Last period’s test was really hard, and we weren’t prepared for it to be so tough,” they replied. “Sounds like we need a Socratic seminar to address this test,” she noted. “You would make a lesson out of this!” This could be a typical discussion in the Williston Middle School classroom of Ms. Hill-Black, last year’s Teacher of the Year and this year’s Striving to Achieve Excellence Coordinator (STAE) and seventhgrade teacher. A native Wilmingtonian and New Hanover County teacher since 1994, Hill-Black is excited about the STAE program. Its mission statement is to “prepare students for the rigors of post-secondary education while increasing student achievement and developing overall success through empowerment.” Youth in the academic middle (2-3.5 GPA) must apply to be accepted into the program. These students are expected to: • Commit to STAE and put forth 100 percent effort in all academic classes. • Attend school daily and have no major discipline issues. • Communicate with all teachers and monitor academic progress. • Seek academic or social support as needed. • Take personal responsibility for learning and behavior. • Have the desire to attend post-secondary education. “I like teaching,” Hill-Black said. “I like the middle-school child. STAE helps the student who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Our whole purpose is to help a child as early as sixth grade change his thinking from that of an average student to one who performs better in the core curriculum and is capable of completing college.” Teachers and the occasional tutors of STAE use the inquiry method. They don’t give answers to questions. They ask students questions that require critical thinking and lead them to answer their own ques-

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tions. Students are encouraged to tutor one another and learn in a collaborative manner. “Kids come back to me years later and say how helping others learn paved the way for their own success in the classroom,” Hill-Black said. “There are many teachable moments. We become like a family and talk about the problems of the day. I may say, ‘We’re not going to try to solve this right now, but we are going to go home and write about how a change in our behavior could turn this around.’ If you’re creating lessons that help students understand how important they are to you, you’ve got them. They have become stakeholders in their own education. Very, very important.” Hill-Black requires a communication process between teacher and student and teacher and parent/guardian. If parents and guardians expect success from their children, they must stay involved. Every school has a web site and pages for every teacher. On these pages, teachers post student assignments, due dates for projects, and pictures of what is going on in class. Parents can review their child’s grades on a daily basis. “If a student is bothered and is not comfortable speaking to the teacher, direct him to the guidance counselor,” Hill-Black said. “If he will not speak to anyone about his problem, the parent is wise to advocate for his welfare. The first few weeks of school are especially important.” Usually teachers initiate team-building activities in order to gauge the comfort levels of students. It is important for students to get involved in extra-curricular activities, such as chorus, orchestra and band. At Williston students may opt to join Battle of the Books, Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind or their favorite sport. Hill-Black’s peers have honored her for building student relationships within the Williston community and for going that extra mile in her teaching efforts. One stellar example is her role as liaison between her students and the Youth Entrepreneurship Program at UNCW Cameron School of Business. To find these students, Hill-Black visited neighborhoods, churches, Boys and Girls Club and the Martin Luther King Center. Over this summer students attended a one-week camp, learned about campus

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NATURAL TEACHER: Williston Middle School’s Sabrina Hill-Black won the 2011-12 Teacher of the Year Award. Courtesy photo

life, learned about the admission process, and designed individual business board games that were kept secret until the end of the week. Thanks to the success of that program, this coming school year, reps from UNCW will present Youth Entrepreneurship programs (check out Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page and his PBS documentary “These Kids Mean Business”) throughout the middle schools and high schools of New Hanover County. Hill-Black, parents and friends worked the concession stands at Legion Stadium for the Wilmington Tigers football team. The proceeds helped fund student field trips, such as visits to North Carolina Central University, Duke and a Durham-based architectural firm. Her students’ favorite field trip was to Carolina Farmin’ grocery store. “I made little booklets for each student,”

she said. “Students had to interview someone from each department. They had to weigh their produce and convert it from pounds to ounces. They had to go through the store and design a meal based on the four food groups. They had to calculate the cost of their lunch. We ate ice cream as we walked back to the school. The kids said it was the best field trip ever.” Langston Hughes wrote a short story, “Thank You, Ma’m starring Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones.” “My students tell me I remind them of her,” Hill-Black says. “Why? ‘Because you don’t take no stuff!’ But I don’t yell, ever. I simply make it very clear that I have high expectations of them and believe they can rise to meet them.” Every school morning, Hill-Black stands on Williston’s steps and greets each student with a warm hello to help him or her feel welcome no matter what’s going on at home. “I give parents my cell phone, home phone and the number here at school,” she said. “I tell them, ‘I’ll treat your child the way I’d want my own to be treated.’”


hands-on learning:

Join the Aquarium staff in caring for the animals about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This opportunity is only open to 10 participants, ages 10 and over. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. 2 p.m. Saturday August 25th.

sourced wood and plants native to Central and South America. Six different species of poison frogs make their home here, including the green-and-black poison frog, splash-backed poison frog and yellowbanded poison frog. In the wild, some species of poison frogs produce toxic chemicals in their skin, due to ingesting certain insects, making them poisonous to predators. The frogs’ vibrant colors warn predators of their toxic nature. The animals earned the nickname, “poison dart frog”, because some indigenous tribes tipped their hunting darts and arrows with the frogs’ poison.

100 counties in North Carolina, from urban landscapes to forested areas and backyard gardens. Their coloring allows them to blend with many surroundings, making them hard to spot. Bites usually only occur when the snakes are accidentally disturbed or threatened. Copperheads produce a hemotoxic venom. Fortunately, copperhead bites are rarely fatal, though very painful. Two copperheads live at the Aquarium in the Cape Fear Conservatory. Through the looking glass

Darts get a new home

Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn

A redesign of the poison dart frog exhibit makes it easier than ever to spot these amphibians with a dangerous reputation. Animal keepers recently constructed a lush new rainforest habitat from locally-

Animal Facts - Copperheads

Wood Kaleidoscope, Burt Millette, $140

Of the six species of venomous snakes native to North Carolina, copperheads are the most common. Copperheads live in all

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• Expose an estimated 8,500 students within 5 miles of Titan’s property to toxic pollutants.

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• Be one of the largest cement plants in the nation, adding an estimated 12 million pounds of annual pollution to the area for the next 50 years.

• Not create enough jobs to offset the negative impacts to our environment, our health, our economy and our quality of life. These are just three of the many impacts from the proposed Titan Cement plant.

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local debuts first novel:


Emily Colin talks about her newest job title, ‘author’


hen emily colin was



old, she watched TV with her father only during episodes of “Star Trek.” Otherwise, she wasn’t allowed to spend endless hours in front of the boob tube. The otherworldly renderings of Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk inspired her to create an action-filled plot for her first book, “The Bloddy Monster: The Brave Monster Who Killed the World.” “‘Bloddy’ translates as ‘Bloody,’” Colin clarifies with laughter. “It was a fine piece of literature, complete with illustrations; I was very proud of it. I wrote the text in black ink and colored ‘Bloddy’ a vibrant, descriptive red—just in case there was any doubt as to his essential nature.” While cleaning her parents’ home a few years ago, she came across and reread it. “Oy vey! If my son wrote something like that, we’d be hightailing it for the psychologist at the first available opportunity,” she notes. “But, hey, everyone’s got to start somewhere!” It would be many years, lots of education and one child later until Colin would go back to the imaginary world of writing, filled with characters who would consume her mind and places that would beckon her away from reality. Having double majored at Duke and receiving a BA in psychology and literature/ media studies, along with receiving her MS in family studies and a youth development concentration from Kansas State University, Colin was writing in a much different fashion in her career. At DREAMS Center for Arts Education, her assistant director gig dictates grant writing, copywriting newsletters, doing annual reports, websites and PR materials. She stepped away from the position and in 2008 was working in freelance editorial, specifically with a real-estate marketing company. “Working for them gave me the freedom to structure my own time, which was fantastic,” she notes. Then she read a memoir by a married woman who lost her husband in a climbing accident in the Himalayan mountainside. “He died in an avalanche,” Colin says, “and not during a particularly difficult or tricky climb—just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” The story had her pondering the motivations of someone who endures such challenging and even dangerous hobbies and/or careers. “The English mountaineer, George Mallory, when asked why he climbed Mount Everest, famously (and, allegedly, it ought to be noted) replied, ‘Because it’s there.’ This seems like such a simple, reductive thing to say—but it’s also, I would imagine, at the heart of any explorer’s motivation: curiosity, pure and simple.” The same curiosity led Colin down a path of creating a fictitious love-story, packed with action, mystery and especially thought-

EC: I’ll be honest here and say that my favorite character is J.C., maybe because I can’t help but root for the underdog. They’re all flawed people, but they’re doing their best to make good choices in a less-than-stellar situation. They have doubts, but they persevere nonetheless, which I admire. They’re not afraid to take risks, and they all want lives that surpass the ordinary. They don’t settle. The first time through, Nicholas had far fewer scenes, and there were actually five [narrators, one for each new chapter]—Aidan, Maddie and Nicholas, plus Gabe and J.C. As much as I got a kick out of telling the story from the latter two perspectives, in the end it seemed too overwhelming to prospective readers. Though I was sad to see Gabe and J.C. go as narrators, I think having told the story from their vantage points gave me a clearer sense of their desires and motivations.

by Shea Carver ief The Memor y Th mily Colin /E w y Launch part p.m. August 25th, 6 Fanning St. DREAMS • 901 .com www.emilycolin provoking exchanges in her debut novel, “The Memory Thief.” It follows a climber, his loving wife and son, and best friends through dual worlds of chaos. In his wake, readers are left to decipher the protagonist’s afterlife and where it’s leading. Two years ago Ballantine/Random House bought “The Memory Thief.” Its official release was earlier in the week, but its local celebration takes off Saturday, August 25th. Colin will give a reading at DREAMS at 6 p.m., and Pomegranate Books will be there to sell copies first hand. We spoke with the author about her work and its grueling process. encore (e): So how long did it actually take to finish this project? Emily Colin (EC): It took me nine months to write the first draft, another four months of intense revision, and then nine months to find an agent, during which time I wrote and revised some more—at one point, restructuring the entire storyline. It took my agent, Felicia Eth, approximately six weeks to sell the book to Ballantine/Random House in November of 2010.

e: How would you say the process has gone? What’s been most challenging and gratifying? EC: It was hard work, for sure, but so much fun, and so incredibly exciting. I had a few big challenges—figuring out how to write a novel, for one, and balancing all of the demands on my time, for another. I spent the first nine months of 2009 in a blur of activity—taking two classes for my master’s program in youth development, freelancing for DREAMS and my other clients, and being a mom to my four-yearold son when he wasn’t in preschool. Through it all, I wrote, and wrote, and wrote some more. I had no idea what I was doing. In college, I’d taken one creative-writing class, in which the professor and I were spectacularly incompatible. I crept away from the class with the unmistakable feeling that my literary tastes were suspect and my judgment worse. I didn’t write again creatively for a long time. But there I was, bound and determined to finish this novel nonetheless. I gave myself a year. I got 120 pages under my belt and stalled, bewildered. Then I found a UCLA Writer’s Extension and Caroline Leavitt’s novel-writing class, which was a boon. Caroline was the first person to see “The Memory Thief,” in all of its first-draft, awkward glory, and her enthusiasm 38 encore | august 22-28, 2012 |

WRITER RE-BORN: Emily Colin, interested in writing from youth, finally achieves her creative dream in ‘The Memory Thief.’ Courtesy photo

for it meant a lot. Thus bolstered, I kept writing, even though the market was crashing around me and my freelance opportunities were evaporating with alarming rapidity. I wrote while my son napped and when I was supposed to be studying; on planes and in coffee shops; on napkins at restaurants. I wandered around in a haze, bumping into objects that existed in the real world because all I could see was my imaginary landscape, the one where my characters lived. Once I had the finished manuscript in hand, I had to embark upon the search for an agent, which was incredibly challenging—and I found out that my manuscript wasn’t so finished after all! Seeing the book find a home first with a literary agent and then with a publisher has been astounding. Having folks read the advance copies and tell me that it speaks to them, that they couldn’t put it down, means more to me than anything. e: Tell me about your characters: who you love most, what qualities you feel are most intriguing about them and how you fleshed them out and interconnected them.

e: Would you classify this a suspenseful, fullof-action love story? EC: In 30 seconds or less, I’d probably tell you that it was a blend of high-altitude mountaineering, a love story, a ghost story and a mystery … so you weren’t too far off the mark! Early on, one of my closest friends called the book “beach reading for smart people.” I loved this turn of phrase so much, I never forgot it—and when I’m called upon to assign the book’s genre, I often trot it out. In my query letters to agents, I always said “The Memory Thief” bridged the gap between literary and commercial fiction—which is just a fancy way of saying “beach reading for smart people.” . . . Basically, you can think of it as one of those really fancy chocolate bars, like Vosges or Divine. It’s a decadent indulgence, with substance to match. It’s] about following your dreams, having faith in what you believe, and being willing to take chances when the situation warrants it. These themes are timeless. e: Is another book already in the making? EC: I have indeed finished book two—after a few months of substantial revisions, it is now with my agent. Now, I am busy biting my nails and waiting to hear what she thinks. It’s not a sequel to “The Memory Thief,” precisely, but a few mysteries are unraveled—and some familiar characters will make a re-appearance. And I think that’s all I have to say about that!

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events FIREWORKS BY THE SEA Fireworks by the Sea. Music at 6:30pm; fireworks at 9pm. Free music at the gazebo and on CB Boardwalk: 8/23, Radio Flyer; 8/31, Eastbound. Free. 910-458-8434. LUMINA DAZE 8/26, 4-10pm: Visitors to Wrightsville Beach can step back in time and revisit the 1930s through 1960s during the 16th Lumina Daze Celebration at the Blockade Runner Resort (275 Waynick Blvd.). A nostalgic evening of wholesome fun to honor the legendary Lumina Pavilion, an island landmark for 68 years until it was torn down in 1973. Musicians include the Wilmington Big Band orchestra and The Imitations, featuring beach music classics, and Dixieland All-Stars (jazz), along with dancing, food and drink. Lumina Daze Upper Deck reunion featuring 1940s music (big band, jazz, shag), a silent auction and a live auction, all to benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Special guest Jack Lane, the last manager of The Upper Deck in the pavilion, returns to share a collection of memorabilia from his days as an employee of Lumina Pavilion. Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach. Tickets: $15 at door during the event, or in advance at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History (303 W. Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach), and at

8/26: LUMINA DAZE Rewind to 1930’s Wrightsville Beach: Imagine names like Cab Calloway playing the grand ballroom of Lumina Pavilion, as folks danced, watched movie pictures, played games and utilized the all-entertainment parlor to its fullest! Celebrate the history of Lumina this Sunday at Blockade Runner Resort to honor a 68-yearold landmark that once was. Live music (Wilmington Big Band, Dixieland All-Stars, The Imitations), auctions, games and more will be enjoyed from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $15; proceeds benefit Wrightsville Beach Museum. Proceeds benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, located at 303 West Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach. WINE AND BEER WALK Tickets on sale 8/24; event on 9/29: Wilmington Wine and Beer Walk, self-guided tasting tour of downtown Wilmington’s finest popular restaurants and drinking establishments. Discover new and different beers and wines available at these local spots while you also discover your new favorite downtown hangout, bar, or restaurant. $15 each, or 2 for $25. CFEDC PRESENTS... 8/28, 6:30pm: Cape Fear Economic Develop-

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ment Council (CFEDC) will host a forum on the topic as part of its “CFEDC Presents...” bimonthly series. Feat. a panel discussion with panelists Randall Johnson, executive director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Southeastern Office, and Julienne Orr, president and CEO of Modoc Research Services, a niche CRO and consultancy group based in Wilmington. Johnson and Orr will discuss the opportunities to expand an already strong CRO “brand” for the region with the help of the N.C. Coast Clinical Research Initiative. Discussion preceded by a 30-45 min. socializing and gathering period during which refreshments will be available. Open to the public. WHQR Gallery, 254 N. Front St, Suite 300.

DOWNTOWN MARKETPLACE Every Sunday from 4-8pm on the River Walk between Market and Princess will be various local artists exhibiting their arts and crafts. Live music will also be featured; www.facebook. com/historicdowntownmarketplace. Continues through Labor Day. HOBBY GREENHOUSE 9/7: Hobby Greenhouse Fall Plant Sale in Forest Hills. All plants grown by members; portion of profits go to scholarships for local communitycollege horticulture students. Free. Fri. and Sat. 9am – 6pm. 2318Metts Ave. Jennifer Keeling: ST. JUDE 20TH CELEBRATION St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Wilmington, NC will hold its 20th Anniversary Celebration, 9/7-9. Events planned for the celebration include a Friday evening dinner with several guest speakers, including the founder and moderator-emeritus of MCC, the Reverend Elder Troy Perry, a Saturday afternoon picnic in Hugh MacRae Park, followed in the evening by a gospel concert at St. Jude MCC. The weekend will close with a Sunday worship service beginning at 10am on the grounds of St. Jude MCC. As an MCC member church, St. Jude MCC takes seriously the holiness of every individual, in church and in the community. (910) 762-5833. RECOVERY MONTH CELEBRATION 9/7, 6-9pm: 3rd annual Recovery Month Celebration, 773 South Kerr Ave. Participants can play games like bingo, cornhole, pictionary and trivia and win prizes like movie passes, massages, yoga classes, dinner for two, t-shirts and more!Food, music and random drawings for prizes. Free and serves to congratulate those in recovery for their commitment as well as raise awareness about addiction. Family and friends are welcome! Harvest of Wilmington: (910)793-0566. GIRL’S NITE OUT 9/7, 4:30-8pm: Girl’s Nite Out at The Forum, presented by Focus on the Coast. Feat. hors d’ouevre, wine, cocktails, raffles, live music and more! Register now and first 100 receive gift bag! Members, $25/nonmembers, $30. Benefits Pink Ribbon, which provides accessibility to mammograms for uninsured women, and comfort bag to local women diagnosed with breast



PORT CITY BASEBALL AND PINK RIBBON Port City Baseball, the grassroots group working to bring awareness to the benefits minor league baseball could bring to Wilmington, is selling t-shirts to promote their message and support the Pink Ribbon Project. PRP works to promote awareness of breast cancer, aide women through the trials of a cancer diagnosis and support them during subsequent treatment. Port City Baseball is excited to support their efforts and will donate all proceeds from the sale of their pro-stadium t-shirts to this project. Presale on t-shirts: http://shirt.portcitybaseball. com.

KNOT SO TRADITIONAL WEDDING The Boxed Event presents “The Knot So Traditional Wedding Giveaway,” providing a couple with Pre-Wedding Package (engagement photos, engagement outfits and a rehearsal dinner), Wedding Package, (dress, tuxedo, rings, ceremony, reception, catering, all design elements, save the dates, invites, thank-you cards, getaway car, photography and cinematography) and a Post-Wedding Package (ideal bedroom stylized by interior designer and honeymoon package). Open to all future brides and grooms in southeastern NC who complete 30 hours of community service. All projects done through Cape Fear Volunteer Center,

LOWER CAPE FEAR HOSPICE FOUNDATION Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation presents Last Chance for White Pants Gala from 7-11pm, 8/31, at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water St. Feat. live music by Groovetown, DJ by the pool, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, silent and live auctions, and a chance to win a BMW for a weekend from Shaeffer BMW. Tickets: $100. Guest packages and sponsorships start at $500 and include a room and breakfast buffet for two. or 910-796-8099 ext. 6. Proceeds benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

MARCH OF DIMES 5K 9/1, 7am: The March of Dimes 4th Annual 5K Run for Healthier Babies at the TrySports field in Mayfaire. 5K race will kick off at 8am. Raises thousands of dollars each year to improve the health of moms and babies. Includes both a competitive 5K race as well as a one-mile Fun Run, which enjoys active participation from both families and youth. Awards given to top three overall male and female ($100 cash), top three masters male and female as well as

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easterseals/2012volleyball.asp CARE PROJECT AWARDS Celebrating art, food, music and expression in all mediums, the 2nd Annual CARE Project Award for Resilience and The CARE Project Humanitarian Award will be given during gala event, Sat., 9/15, 6-11pm, at Cameron Art Museum.!The CARE Project is a nonprofit 501c3 public charity.

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HOLY GROUNDS FOOD PANTRY 9/7, 6:30pm: Italian Extravagaanza and live music for $5 donation or $15/family. Celebrate Holy Grounds’ August Food Drive. Proceeds feed over 250 families a month at 2841 Carolina Beach Rd., beside Calvary Chapel of Wilmington church. Pool table, foosball, bouncy thingy

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THEATRE NOW “Dawson Hill’s Miracle Workers” (comedy), Fridays at 6pm. Theatre guests will witness behind-the-scenes antics as Dawson Hill’s actors have gone missing, leaving the stage crew to put on the show at the last minute. • “Super Saturday Fun Time, Saturdays, 11am.: Interactive kids adventure show with lunch! Join DOCK the dog and his two-legged friends as they uncover mysteries and discover artifacts based on local history. • Murder at the Bellamy Mansion, Sat., 6pm: Guests are invited to this year’s Wilmington Historical Attractions and Tours (WHAT) awards banquet at the stately Bellamy Mansion and find that history can be dangerous. Audience chooses a detective to help unwrap the mystery. • Space available for meeting and special event rentals during nonperformance times. Home to the non-profit organization, Theatre Network of Wilmington, Inc., whose mission includes theatre arts education to school aged children. Tickets: www.theatrewilmington. com. 10th and Dock streets. SNEAD’S FERRY COMMUNITY THEATRE Neil Simon’s “Last of the Hot Red Lovers” opens 9/7, Snead’s Ferry Community Theatre. The cast includes John Pratt (SFCT’s Everybody Loves Opal, On Golden Pond) as Barney Cashman, Tania Gonzalez (SFCT’s Everybody Loves Opal) as Bobbi Michele and Jeanette Fisher, and Jennifer Hester (SFCT’s First Baptist of Ivy Gap, Everybody Loves Opal) as Bobbi Michele and Tania Gonzalez (SFCT’s Everybody Loves Opal) as Jeanette Fisher and Elaine Navazio. Barney Cashman (Pratt) is a middle-aged restaurant manager who has a very nice married existence. But he’s tired of existing; he wants to live — before it’s too late. Maybe one afternoon of passion could be so exhilarating, so vivid, that the memory alone would sate his desire for more. Three women, three afternoons, three shots at living in Technicolor! Play is intended for an adult audience and may contan adult language and situations. 9/7-8-9 and 14-15-16; Fri-Sat, 7pm and Sun, 3pm. RSVP: Parties of 10 or more; 910-327-2798. 126 Park Lanewww. THE MOUSETRAP Coastal Carolina Community College’s New River Players will hold auditions for a fall production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Wed/ Thurs, 8/22-23, 5pm. Bodenhamer Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building on the Coastal campus., will include 8 roles, 5 males and 3 females. Auditions open to the public as well as Coastal faculty, staff, and students. Show dates are Thurs-Sat., 10/18-21. Under the direction of drama instructior Eric Kildow: 910-938-6301 or THE NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS Wilmington Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” will be staged at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center this holiday season. Auditions will be held for dancers on pointe, pros and local actors on the 25 at ILM School of Ballet, 3834 Oleander Dr. Parent meeting at 1pm for quetsions and process explanation; auditions thereafter 2-5pm. All other dancers and actors audition 9/8, 2-4pm. Performances will be the

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SIDE BY SIDE 8/24, 7pm: Side by Side by Sondheim: The Broadway Musical. Enjoy some of Stephen Sondheim’s best-loved songs as performed by UNCW’s Music and Theatre Departments. The musical revue features sections from Sondheim musicals, such as “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music and “A Boy Like That” from the musical West Side Story. UNCW Warwick Center Free / no ticket required. 910-962-3415

THE MOST HAPPY FELLA 8/29-9/2 and 9/7-9: Opera House Theatre Company presents “The Most Happy Fella,” based on Sidney Howard’s “They Knew What They Wanted,” and book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Tony, a middle-aged vineyard owner, has everything a fella needs to call himself happy —except the love of a good woman. All that changes when he meets Rosabella, a young waitress in San Francisco. Misunderstandings, mistakes, and a May-December love story fraught with deception yet full of romance unfold until the show’s happy conclusion. (910) 632-2285, Season tickets and gift certificates are ordered through our office, (910) 762-4234. All shows at Thalian Hall. Wed-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm.

CITY STAGE Shows are at 8pm except Sundays at 3pm. Cameron Art Museum; $22-$25. or 910-264-2602. 3201 S. 17th St. Songs For A New World, 8/30-9/2 and 7-9. Songs for a New World at Cameron Art Museum, presented by City Stage. Composer Jason Robert Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today’s popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre. Directed and Choreographed by David Loudermilk. Music Directed by Chiaki Ito.

OUR ONE-NIGHT GUEST Show dates: 9/6-9, 13-16 “Our One Night Guest” is a romantic comedy about Jack and Lucille Fisher, a couple who has their ups and downs and they’re trying to settle their life down. Right next door is Lucille’s sex-crazed mother Mona and Lucille’s younger deadbeat brother, Brett who both often show up and complicate things. The fun ensues when a mystery guest from Jack’s past shows up with a dim-witted assistant and an “experimental concoction” from work that throws a kink in everyone’s plans. Cape Fear Playhouse. $10 general admission. 910-471-5690.

ZOMBIO AND JULIET Performance Club at Wrightsville Beach—be in a show, no auditions. “Zombio and Juliet” is a tuition based theater-program led by LJ Woodard. Performance Club meets on Thursdays, 9/6-10/25, 4-5pm (ages 5 – 8yrs) and 5-6pm (ages 9 – 13yrs). Max. of 15 students per class. Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Office, 256-7925 or

OLLI 9/6, 7pm: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” via satellite from London’s National


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Theatre on the UNCW campus at Lumina Theater.The new play is based on the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliot. Haddon’s novel was the Whitbread Book of the Year in 2003 and has sold more than 2 million copies around the world. The play follows15-year-old Christopher as he finds Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, Wellington, at seven minutes after midnight. It has been speared with a garden fork and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. Tickets: $18-$20. UNCW faculty and staff and $5 for UNCW students. 910-962-3195

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DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 9/5: Creed, in support of performing in its entirety “My Own Prison” (15-year anniversary) and “Humoan Clay.” • Jethro Tull will perform 9/29, in support of newly-recorded sequel to Jethro Tull’s seminal 1972 album Thick as a Brick, followed by a solo tour that will feature Anderson performing both the original album and its new sequel back-to-back live in their entirety. • 9/19: Soul singer Al Green • 9/21: Anderson Cooper, CNN anchor and Emmy winner will bring his “Anderson Cooper’s 360° World View” to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center this fall. 9/27: Fiona Apple extends soldout spring tour with a stop in Durham! • 10/811/18: The Jersey Boys, story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. • The Australian Pink Floyd Show comes to DPAC, Durham Performing ArtsCenter on 10/14. The 2012 world tour “Exposed in the Light” is better than ever with music from “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals.” “Dark Side of the Moon,” “The Wall” and more. • 10/19: Indigo Girls at DPAC; tickets onsale, 8/3. • 11/20: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years; come see why when the tour makes a stop at DPAC., 919-680-2787

KURE BEACH CONCERT SERIES Free Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach on the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August. Blankets, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets or beverages allowed; beverages for sale. Concerts are 6;30-8:30pm. 8/24, The Mako Band (Beach Boogie Blues). 910458-8434 or

e ” t y d NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM - Nutt St. Comedy Room features weekly stand. up shows. Tickets: $8-$10. Schedule: 8/24-25 a Taylor Williamson (Last Comic Standing); 31- 9/1 Sean Patton (Comedy Central); 9/7-8 Todd e Glass. 255 N. Front St. 910--520-5520 www. e ) s . OUR STATE MAG SONG COMPETITION Write the next great North Carolina song! Our Southern roots, our sense of home, the people . we know, and the land beneath our feet all inspire music in North Carolina. “Our . State” is looking for the quintessential . song about North Carolina by inviting singer/songwriters to submit their enn Every week starting September 6th Ken Jones will oftries in the first-ever “Carolina Songs e Singer/Songwriter Competition.” A fer shag lessons to eager participants at the Fran Russ e panel of professional musicians and Rec Center at Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation. songwriters, along with Our State’s edg Beginner class will meet Thursday evenings from 6:45 itor, local music fan, and North Carolina s p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Intermediate will meet from 7:45 native Elizabeth Hudson, will judge the e entries. Songs must contain original p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Learn the basic, female and male r music and lyrics and be performed by turns, maybe even a pivot and boogie walk! Classes last , the writer(s). The tunes must celebrate four weeks and no partner is necessary. Call (910) 256NC: land, the landmarks, the people, 7925 to pre-register and learn about costs. the traditions, etc. All genres of mus sic equally considered. Deadline 9/30. e Grand Prize: $500 prize, production of d the song in a professional recording studio, and MARY JO WHITE/ALISA GILLIAM the opportunity to perform the winning song at 9/12, 7:30pm. An evening of flute and piano an “Our State” event; song also feat. on “Our with Mary Jo White and Alisa Gilliam, featurt State” website. ing selections by Lowell Liebermann, Wolfgang d UNCW CELLO FESTIVAL AND RECITAL Amadeus Mozart,and Walter Piston. Beckwith d The UNCW Cello Festival is open to cellists of Recital Hall, Cultural Arts building, Randall Dr, $5 . all ages and abilities 8/24-25. Friday’s schedule GA. Free to students with valid UNCW ID. Culr includes a master class at 3 p.m. and guest arttural Arts building box office opens at 6:30pm. , ist recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s schedule or 910-962-3415. e gins Saturday morning and includes workshops, TALLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA t rehearsals, and a recital by festival participants. The Tallis Chamber Orchestra will open the $15 registration fee includes one ticket to Fri2012-2013 concert season with a performance m day’s recital. • Recital, 8/24, 7:30pm: Alan Black, Sun., 9/16, 2pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, . cello, is in his 24th season as principal cellist 16 North 16th St. The TCO will perform music . with the Charlotte Symphony and has appeared by Antonio Caldara, Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav with Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell and many more. Holst and Leos Janacek. This fall will mark the Dana Protopopescu has performed around the 8th season for the TCO. The concert is free, n worldm including her native Romanis, where she donations accepted. 910-620-7207 a has three times been awarded the prestigious - Music Critics Award. Beckwith Recital Hall, Cul- UNCW ALUMNI BENEFIT CONCERT 9/21, 7:30pm: As part of UNCW’s Family and , tural Arts building, Randall Drive. $5 GA. Free to Alumni Weekend, alumni from theDepartment m students with valid UNCW ID. The Cultural Arts of Music perform an evening of jazz and classir building box office opens at 6:30 pm. There are cal music. Dessert reception in the Cultural Arts n no advance ticket sales. or building lobby follows the concert. All proceeds - 910-962-3415. benefit Department of Music scholarships. WILM. UNPLUGGED/BEAU GUNN PRESENTS Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts building, Wilmington Unplugged & Beau Gunn Presents Randall Dr. $10 GA; free to students with valid e are proud to announceThe Deadstring Brothers UNCW ID. Tickets may be purchased in ade on 8/30 at Soapbox Laundro Lounge. Tickets: vance and at the door: the Cultural Arts building l $10 adv/$12 day of (under 21, +$3). • Nikki



dance LINE DANCING Line dancing is ideal for singles and for partners of non-dancers. Classes held in four-week sessions, Sun., 4-5pm, in the Fran Russ Rec Center located behind Town Hall at Wrightsville Beach Park.Session 2: 8/26. 910-256-7925. WILMINGTON SINGLE’S CLUB No shorts, miniskirts or denim jeans. Admission: DJ dances $8 Members/$10 Guests. Band dances $10 Members/$12. 8/24: DJ Buddy Langley, Am. Legion • 8/31: The Colours Band, Am. Legion. Dale Thompson (910)619-1054. SHAG LESSONS Instructor Ken Jones can teach anyone to shag! No partner is needed for these 4-lessons that meet on Thursday evenings. Beginner class is from 6:45-7:45 p.m. and the Intermediate class is from 7:45-8:45 p.m. The next session begins Thursday, 9/6. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located at

Wrightsville Beach Park. Pre-registration is requested. Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Department Office at 256-7925.

BALLROOM DANCE Ballroom Dance Classes will begin in September in the multi-purpose room at New Hanover County Resource Center. 2222 S College Road. BeginnerBallroom: Wed 12:30 9/1910/10; Ballroom II: Wed 1:30 9/19 -10/10; Beginner Ballroom: Wed 2:30 10/26-10/19. Advance registration is required. Due to voting, class locations may change. For new beginners registering before Sept 10, a free Beginner Ballroom class will be held 9/12 at 12:30. Registration for all classes. 910 799-2001

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

SURFER TANGO Salsa on 2 NYC style, Thurs, 8pm, $5/person at Orton’s Pool Hall. Lesson at 7pm; all welcome and no partner needed.

CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:309:30pm.Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711.

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TANGO WILMINGTON Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 8-9:30pm. $5 lounge entrance includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30. • Sunday Practicas at 1:30pm at Dodi and Jack’s Casa de Tango, 7/29. • Upcoming Tango Wilmington Event: Eduardo Tami Trio of Buenos Aires, 9/19-22. Who would like to help organize a September 22 milonga? Who can host the milonga? Respond: site/tangowilmington2/home


TWO VISIONS Two Visions opens Friday, 8/24, at New Elements Gallery featuring Wilmington artists Ann Conner’s woodblock prints and Karen Paden Crouch’s bronze, copper and steel sculptures. Fourth Friday Gallery Night, 6 to 9 pm. Two Visions will remain on display through September 22nd.

FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2012 are free monthly events where local galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Self-guided tours feature exhibitions of various artistic genres, as well as opening receptions, artist discussions, demonstrations, live music, wine, food and other traditional and nontraditional art-related activities. Dates: 8/24, 9/28, 10/26, 11/23, 12/28.

WHQR GALLERY WHQR is currently accepting submissions from

artists for the next eight shows in the gallery that will run from November 2012 through early 2014. Artwork must be two dimensional and able to hang on a wall. Interested artists must electronically submit their information along with three examples of artwork by 8/24 at artists. Submissions should include an artist statement or résumé, dimensions and medium, pricing suggestions and any suggestions and/or ideas for an exhibit at the WHQR Gallery. A jury will meet in September to select the artists. Art exhibits rotate every two months, and WHQR will host an opening reception and one additional reception on Fourth Friday nights. Artist pays for 50% of the reception costs, with majority of the pieces available for purchase. WHQR will retain 35% of the sale price as a commission. GOO GOO DOLLS WINE LABEL CONTEST The Noni Bacca Winery and Absolute Goo have joined forces to offer locals chance to design the label for a limited edition Goo Goo Dolls wine! You can post your idea of a design on the Noni Bacca Winery Facebook page (https:// design should: 1. Be a high resolution .jpg or .png, and be 3.33’’ x 4’’. 2. Should include “The Goo Goo Dolls”. (it does NOT have to have the winery name on that; they’ll take care of that on the back!) You do not need to be a computer graphics expert for this; you can draw, sketch, crayon, paint, word art or whatever!! Just create a design, scan and upload it! Enter as many times as you’d like. Top three scores swag and top two become labels. Deadline 8/31; voting 9/1; winners announced 9/9. ART FOR ALL II 8/25, 11am: The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce Art for All II at theBAC (516

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TOWEE The Wilmington debut of Lyssa Fineman’s new line of silver jewelry, Towee, takes place on Friday, July 27 from 6-9 pm at Old Books on Front Street in connection with Fourth Friday. All pieces in the Towee line are inspired by quotations from books ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Diary of a Geisha. Meet the artisan and enjoy light refreshments. 249 N. Front Street

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North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) on Sat., 8/25, 11am-7pm. Come celebrate Wilmington’s community of fine artists at the Brooklyn Arts Center when 40 of the region’s finest present their work in the magnificent BAC. Expect beautiful pottery, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, watercolors, glass, metal, and more, priced perfectly at $25-$250. That’s right, every piece of original fine art for $250 or less! Wilmington’s fabulous food trucks will provide nourishment throughout the day, and the BAC cash bar will serve adult liquid refreshments. Admission is $5 at the door. ATM on-site.

K-12 DISPOSABLE CAMERA PHOTOS Ordinary Magic: Disposable Camera Photographs by New Hanover CountyK-12 students will be on view at the Art Gallery at the Cultural ArtsBuilding, UNCW, through 8/31. In the spring of 2012, one hundred disposable cameras were distributed to public and private schools throughout New Hanover County. The resulting 2,700 photographs by K-12 students comprise Ordinary Magic consisting of one print from each school and a slide show of all the photographs taken throughout the project. Gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from noon until 4 p.m. during the summer. CALL FOR ARTISTS Friends School of Wilmington will host their 6th annual Lively Arts and Crafts Show, 12/1, with setup 11/30, 5:30-7:30pm, or 31, 7:30am. Tables can be reserved or bring your own! Artists contribute 20% of sales to Friends School. $10 non-refundable app fee. Juried show. Apply: Sharon Ely, Friends School of ILM, 350 Peiffer Ave., 28409. Deadline: 8/31; notice of acceptance, 9/15. ART IN THE ARBORETUM

The Friends of the Arboretum and the Wilmington Art Association are seeking artists to exhibit their work at Art in the Arboretum 2012, an annual outdoor showcase for a wide range of garden friendly media categories. Slated for 10/6, 10am-4pm, and 10/7, noon-4pm, at the Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, this year’s event will launch two new divisions: nature inspired jewelry and metal smiths. Other two- and three-dimensional categories include glass, textiles, metal, stepping stones, wood, painting and photography. Open to both emerging and professional artists age 18 and older, with all work accepted through a juried process. Plein Air artist demonstrations. New this year are a special art show and sale sponsored by the Ability Garden and a children’s art activity area managed by the Children’s Museum. Proceeds from the annual event help support the Arboretum’s wide range of educational and public service programs. Reg. open: Gary Levesque, 910-798-7670 or

CHECKER CAB PRODUCTIONS For the August Fourth Friday Downtown Gallery Walk, Checker Cab Gallery will feature “Wanderlust” an exhibit of work Joan Farrenkopf, a plein air painter whose Impressionistic style captures her travels in Germany, France, and the US. The Gallery is pleased to welcome several new artists to the slate of nearly sixty local artists showing new and original work at our downtown location. Francisca Dekker’s remote exhibit of figure drawing, “Inside Out,” remains on display at Costello’s Piano Bar through the end of August. • Checker Cab is also showing work by one of Wilmington’s most highly regarded collage artists, Elizabeth Darrow. Her works are shown in museums and distinguished collections nationwide. Visit Checker Cab Gallery in downtown Wilmington to see her distinctive style on display now along with art work by nearly fifty local artists.

ART BLAST Join Cool Wilmington for the annual ARTblast in historic downtown Wilmington, 9/5-9. An explosion of skillful performances in the genres of

theater, film, literature, music, dance, and art. Featured events: Projekte juried art show, corner of 3rd and Castle sts (9/5-8); Downtown Wilmington ArtWalk (9/8,10am-5pm), w/local and regional artists displaying their treasures along several blocks of Front Street; Cape Fear Independent Film Network (CFIFN) presents visual and performing arts w/ “Starving Artist 48 Hour Film Contest.” Teams of filmmakers create an original short film in just 48 hours, w/entries screened 9/8 in Bailey Theater Park on Front Street w/grand prize for Best Film will be “Eat For A Week In Downtown”—free and open to the public; DANCEblast, at Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center; Forward Motion Dance Company and Dance Cooperative, and other local community dancers, performing various genres; 7:30pm at N. 2nd & Orange St. Artists of all mediums are to sign up for the ArtWalk! Please fill out the application order to set up a booth during the ARTwalk on Front Street. Participating venues should send performance/ event info for September 5th-9th via email to be listed for free on the CoolWilmington ARTblast website. for sponsorship info. Chris Andrews: 216-374-8884 SILVER COAST WINERY The Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery is proud to display the works of “The Myxolydian Artist” James Davis. Mr. Davis’s career has covered almost 40 years of dedication and innovation. His works display thousands of shades and the layering of colors. James is the founder of the Myxolydain School of Modern American Painting, which originated as a term for the primary Jazz scale. On display until 9/10. Public is invited. or 910 287-2800. 621N4TH Elsie Boyce’s exhibit, “Retrospect,” hangs at 621N4TH Gallery, feat. a selection of paintings, drawings, and collages created over 30 years, demonstrating a unique approach to art making that bridges painting and collage. Primarily working figuratively, she captures the expressions and moods of her subjects beginning with loose drawing on watercolor or illustration board. At 83 years old, sthe mixed media paintings. On display through mid-September. TATYANA SHELLEY Through 9/15: Realist landscape and portrait artist Tatyana Kulida Shelley presents “Tuscan Dreams” at pattersonbehn, 511 1/2 Castle St. 910-251-8886. CALLING ALL ARTISTS Come exhibit/sale your art at the Recovery Month Celebration on Sunday, 9/23, 1-4 pm at Empie Park, Wilmington, NC. $15 donation suggested. Liz Pina: 910-202-0840 or EPina@ ARTFUL LIVING GROUP Artful Living Group located at 112 Cape Fear Blvd., 910-458-7822. info@artufllivinggroup. com. Aug: Mike Bryand’s Photography, “Racing to the Beach,” his journey from race cars to beach bars. • Sept: Melanie Heinrick’s photography on metal. Opening, 9/6, 6:30-8:30pm. ART FOR THE MASSES AFTM 2012, 10th anniversary, will take place 10-5, Sat., 11/17, Burney and Warwick centers on the UNCW campus. All-original fine art priced at $250 or less, with UNCW student art also available for purchase. AFTM is free and open to the public, with a requested $3 door donation to help fund public arts projects at the university. Artists exhibiting at AFTM will retain 100 percent of the proceeds; register starting

PARTICIPATE: ARTBLAST Wilmington’s annual Art Blast pairs the best of local arts during a long weekend event (9/5-9), including art walk/street vendors along Front Street on Saturday the 8th and tons of performance art, gallery openings and film contests. Folks will enjoy a juried show at Projekte Gallery, Cape Fear Independent Film Network’s Starving Artist 48-Hour Film Contest, DANCEblast at USO and more! To be included or to participate in the ArtWalk, contact Chris Andrews at (216) 374-8884. in July. Info/reg. materials: Artists’ fees will be used to fund the event the following year. WILMINGTON ART ASSOCIATION The Wilmington Art Association (W.A.A.) proudly announces the opening of their new permanent exhibit gallery space at the historic USO building at 120 South Second Street in downtown Wilmington, showcasing WAA artists. The public is invited to come down and check out the new space and join in the celebration. The art will be changed out monthly so there will be new work for view and purchase at the desk in the USO museum on an ongoing basis PROJEKTE New Works by Cammeron Alekzandra Batanides from series “Brass, Strings and Keys,” a body of work based upon music and intended to evoke emotion and thought, using lines, color and simplicity. Author of “Meet Panda,” Batanides will have children’s book illustrations exhibited, too. The story of a friendly American Pitt Bull based loosely on her own rescue American pit. “Panda’s First Christmas” will be released in November, with its original cover artwork on display at Projekte through 9/2. • Weekly events: Mon., open mic; Tues, Projektion Theater Film Series, feat. subversive and foreign films and documentaries, 8-10pm; Thurs., “Just A Taste,” free weekly wne tasting and live music; 1st & 3rd Fri., Kersten Capra 9:30pm; 2nd & 4th Fri., Brazilian Bossa Nova with Rafael Name & guests, 9pm-12pm. • 8/24: Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, 7-10pm • 8/25: “The Crafty Cabaret Trunk Show II” feat. Goddesswear by Monika Winters Sanchez, Sankofa Design-Jewelry by Starr Porter and local handmade Wilmington designers, 7-10pm • 8/31: “Blue Moon Goddess Gala.” 523 South 3rd St. 910-508-8982.

museums/programs NC AQUARIUM Exotic Aquatics Gallery has added white-spotted jellyfish (hyllorhiza punctata) to its collection.The Exotic Aquatics Gallery traditionally features non-native marine species. Guests can learn more about the life cycle of a jellyfish while viewing these beautiful animals. Educates the public on the importance of well-balanced ecosystems. • Events: Aquarist Apprentice, Behind the Scenes Tour, Breakfast with the Fishes, Mommy and Me, Canoeing the Salt Marsh, Surf Fishing Workshop. Pre-reg. classes. 910-4588257; 900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Cape Fear Treasures: Campaigning through 1/13/2012: Feart. Rutherford B. Hayes’ 1876 presidential campaign button,

1884 Cleveland campaign ribbon, 1976 Jimmy Carter political button, editorial cartoon on toilet paper commenting on North Carolina’s U.S. Senator Jesse Helms’ tenure and more. Shopping Around Wilmington: In an era before megamalls, online ordering and big-box stores, shopping in Wilmington centered around downtown. Museum will explore ways in which increasing suburbanization changed people’s retail experiences. • Toys and Gamess and Games (through 9/9): View historical images of people at play and toys and games from our collection, and play with a variety of interactives. Adults and children alike enjoy viewing toys from the past, and you can enjoy playing together as a family. 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. • Cape Fear Museum Summer Shorts are hands-on adventures for groups of 10 or more children and their adult chaperones. “Shorts” are a great option for daycare centers, year-round schools, home-school groups, as well as camps that are looking to supplement their activities with an educational component. Programs are 60-minutes in length and appropriate for children ages 5–14. $6 per child. Themes: Cape Fear Indians, Bugs!, Star Quest and Toys and Games. Hours: 9am-5pm through Labor Day, Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367. CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: 8/21-9/21, free: Pancoe Art Edu-

cation Center (ongoing) Exhibitions in the Sea grove and Contemporary Pottery in the Exhibi tion Cases; Museum School Exhibition, feat Alan Cradick Civil War Black and White Photog raphy; sculptures across CAM grounds • Open ing gala 9/22, $3-$8 or free for CAM members “The Transformative Power of Friendship: 3 Col lectors, 3 Friends, 3 Gifts—From Gatehouse to Winehouse: Inside the Artist’s Workplace Minnie Evans, Elisabeth Chant and Claude How ell” • Exhibition tours every Wed. at 12:30pm Sun. at 2:30pm. Tours led by staff and docents Museum adm. • Jazz at CAM: 9/6, FROG Project kicks off a new season in the Weyer haeuser Reception Hall, feat. original compo sitions and fresh, innovative arrangements o familiar tunes. $5-$40 (indv. and season tickets available) • 8/30-9/9, weekends, 8pm, with Sun. matinees, 3pm. $22-$25, (910) 264-2602 or City Stage’s sum mer season of musical revue performances a CAM, feat. “Songs for a New World” by Jason Robert Brown. Stories and characters of today transporting audiences from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of char acters. Directed and Choreographed by David Loudermilk. Music Directed by Chiaki Ito. • CLASSES: Life Drawing every Tues., 6-9pm Group meets in Reception Hall. Participants provide own dry drawing materials and water colors. $70/6-wks. • Museum School classes or cal 910-395-5999 (ext. 1008 or 1024). • Tai Ch and Yoga! Beginners are always welcome. Cor ner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd Tues-Sun,11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am-9pm. Mu seum members free, $8 non-members, $5 stu dents with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www or 910-395-5999.

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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Mon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Leading to Reading Literacy Class , 9am, and Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and Mini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., Toddler Time, 10am; and Adventures in Art, 3:30pm • Sat, Discovery Fitness, 4pm; Sun., Acting Club 2pm. • Drop off gently used books at our Museum to be used for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book collection locations to help promote literacy, find a good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits. BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itfocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. • Jazz at the Mansion: 9/14: New Hanover High School Jazz Band. Tickets: $5-$12; wine and beer sold onsite. • 8/23, 7pm Tim Buchman, architecture and fine-art photographer, will discuss his work, showcased throughout bellamy Mansion. Free to volunteers and members; $5 GA; RSVP appreciated. • 9/17: Autumn Harvest Tea in an Antebellum Mansion w/tea and treats in formal parlors. ‘Embrace the pace of yesteryear’ amidst friends old and new. Door prizes, gift shop discounts and more at this benefit/ fundraiser to support this 150 year-old icon. $35. 910-251-3700. 503 Market St WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for 125 years. Interests and activities for all ages, including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively Children’s Hall, and spectacular model layouts. Housed in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. By reservation, discounted group tours, caboose birthday parties, and after-hours meetings or mixers. Story Time on 1st/3rd Mondays at 10:30am, only $4/family and includes access to entire Museum. Admission for 2012 only $8.50 adult, $7.50 senior/military, $4.50 child age 2-12, and free under age 2. North end of downtown at 505 Nutt St.910-763-2634, on the web at LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, art-

work and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492.


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Tennis lessons for youth & adults, cape-fear cotillion, line dancing, bridge workshops, hatha yoga, power yoga, pilates, boot camp, tone & stretch, low impact aerobic classes. Coming Fall 2012, Zumba, Extreme Cross Training, Youth Cooking Classes and Youth Hip Hop Dance! • After School Program, 2012—2013. Would you like to have your child participate in the Parks & Recreation After School Program? The program is Located in the Recreation Center in Wrightsville Beach Park. Pre-Registration required, only open to Wrightsville Beach Elementary School Students. 910-256-7925 or

CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM head over to Halyburton Park at 4099 S. 17th Street Cool down in front of “Anaconda at 5 p.m. for the Cross City Trail open house. Folks will Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even learn about the progression of the multi-use path which touch rare animals assembled from all connects from Wade, Halyburton and Empie parks to the over the planet in beautiful simulations Heide-Trask Drawbridge at the Intracoastal Waterway. of their natural environments. Meet Discussed on the 23rd will be the stretch from John D. colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. CROSS CITY TRAIL OPEN HOUSE Barry Dr. (off S. 17th) to Wade Park off Waltmoor Road. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11amCross-City Trail Public Open House Sched6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street uled, 8/23, 5-7pm. Halyburton Park, on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 7624099 S. 17th St. A public open house South 16th St. Epee will start at 9am, the sabre 1669 or to discuss the section of the Gary Shell at 11:30am, and the foil at 2pm. $20 for the first Cross-City Trail that will stretch from John D. weapon and $10 for the subsequent weapons. • BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE Barry Drive on S. 17th Street to Wade Park 9/4: Afterschool program w/ Greg Spahr meets 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum which is located off of Waltmoor Road. The Mon-Thurs, 3-5pm; $25/mo and meet in the in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is proposed connection is anticipated along lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s on the the oldest museum house in NC, restored with S. 17th Street, Waltmoor Road and Bethel corner of 5th and Ann streets. Equipment sup18th and 19th century decor and gardens. CoRoad. Public welcome. plied by the CFFA. Beginning fencing class aslonial life is experienced through historical intersociated with the afterschool program will begin pretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd HISTORICAL BICYCLE TOURS 9/10, 3:30-4:30; students should attend twice and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, The Adventure Kayak Company in cooperation per week. Class Mon/Tues, with the second 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570. burgwinwith the NC Maritime Museum at Southport class of the week taught on Wed/Thurs. $50 for are please to announce the 2012 Historical the approximately 2 month course of instruction. Southport Bicycle tours. Sat., 9/1. Bring your All students who attend the program will need own bicycle and helmet and join the fun tour to become members of USA Fencing. Annual fee $15 or $20 tour fee including use of a bimembership for non-competitive members is cycle and helmet. Limited number of bicycles $5 per year. Beginning fencing classes include available for rent. Meet at 8am at Adventure WILMINGTON WATER TOURS the basic elements of fencing, the history of the Kayak Company, 807 Howe St. in Southport. Eagle’s Island Cruises 50 minute cruises on the sport, foundational techniques, conditioning, refPre-reg/prepay rqd. 910-454-0607. hour at 1, 2 & 3pm daily Tues-Sat See the beauereeing, and tournament strategy. (910) 799ty of the Cape Fear River, and enjoy snacks and EXTREME CROSS TRAINING 8642 or drinks for sale onboard. • Saturday’s Sunset Need to take your fitness experience to the Dinner Cruise w/buffet by Front Street Brew- WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH PARKS/REC next level? Extreme Cross Training, 8-wk ery. Captain will be share light stories of the Wilmington area, but mostly you will be enjoying the evening with some relaxing music and a calming float down the river. • Starlight Cruises Great way to cool down and end and evening or hit up the full bar on board and get ready for a night on the town. See the unique lights of Wilmington after dark from the river. It is a truly beautiful sight. Wilmington Water Tours, 212 S. Water Street, Wilmington. Reservations: 9105216 Oleander Drive • 910-791-6000 • 338-3134. Wilmington Water Tours, 910-3383134.


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH SCENIC TOURS Art and Science Summer Fun on Masonboro Island: 3-hour Island excursion, on a catamaranstyle marine vessel, includes a shell hunt on the beach and eco-education talk of Masonboro Island. Learn about function and importance of our coastal marine ecosystems, encourages children to explore the shore and find treasures from the sea to use in an art project; 9am-12pm M-F.Rates are $25 per child $20 per parent. • Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours offers daily taxi service to Masonboro Island, Hands-on Environmental Education Programs, Coastal Birding tours and workshops with renowned ornithologist Joe Abbate, Scenic Sunset and Harbor Cruises, Inshore Fishing excursions, Art and Science Tours, Pirate Treasure Hunt Adventures and Private charters. Capt. Joe: 910-200-4002 CFFA The Cape Fear Fencing Association, the Wilmington Fencing Club, and Salle New Bern announce a referee clinic with Brad Baker and a tournament for observation of those who pass the referee examination: 8/25, 9am-5pm, Tileston gym, 412 Ann St. $50. 8/26: tournament hosted by the Wilmington Athletic Club, 2026

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ZOMBIE RUN Paws4people foundation is pleased to announce the 1st annual Zombie Run, to be held at Hugh MacRae park, Sat., 10/13. Runners will be allowed to run the 1.5 mile trail at the speed of their choice, and the course will be infested with zombies. The zombies will be hidden along the course behind trees and bushes, popping out as the runners and walkers move along the course. Participants will be approached by the zombies as they attempt to retrieve flags worn around their beltline. To be eligible for prizes, runners must “survive the course” with their flag intact. No physical contact or force, such as pushing , tripping or blocking may be used by zombie or racers. www. or email p4pwnc@ . Fees: runners, $15, ages 12-17; $18, UNCW students; $20, ages 18 and over; zombie: $25 and must be 14 years or older. Day of registration, add $5. Check-in: 1-3:30pm, day of race at race location. There will also be a costume contest.


MINI DOCUTIME FILM FESTIVAL 9/15: Third annual [Mini] DocuTime Film Festival will bring two acclaimed documentary shorts, Night Mail, Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe, and one feature, Brooklyn Bridge, by pioneer 20th century filmmakers Basil Wright, Harry Watt,

Mel Blank, and Ken Burns, to the big screen in Wilmington. UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium, 4pm, Sat., 9/15. Advance tickets: $10 GA, or at Sharky’s Box Office on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center. Free entry for students with ID. Doors open at 3pm. Parking at the Fisher Student Center Lot off Hamilton Dr. (map follows).

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CARRBORO FILM FESTIVAL Professional, amateur and K-12 filmmakers are invited to submit short films for the seventh annual Carrboro Film Festival (11/18), one of the largest festivals of its kind in the Southeast. Submissions are open to any filmmaker who has “breathed the good air of North Carolina” sometime in their lives. Works must be under 20 minutes run time, including titles and end credits. Films received by August 20 carry a True, Halloween may only be two months away, but $10 entry fee; after that, the fee goes to $15 per film. Online and DVD submissions close it’s not too early to start planning all those Octoberly 9/30. Details: events that must take place—including Wilmington’s


first annual Zombie Run! Slated for 10/13, folks can sign up now for only $15 for ages 12-17, $18 for UNCW students or $20, 18 and up. To be a zombie (14 and older only), the fee is $25, with monies going to The 1.5 mile run will take place at Hugh MacRae, with zombies coming out at practically any and every turn! AVA GARDNER FESTIVAL Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner co-starred in three films together and called each other “great old pals.” The 8th Annual Ava Gardner Festival, 10/5-7, will commemorate Gardner and Peck’s life-long friendship with new exhibits, heritage tours, and vintage movies. Opening night “Great Sinner” Casino Event will feature games, refreshments, and a chance to win a 5-day beach music cruise with The Embers to Coszumel and the Grand Cayman. Tickets

THEATRE NOW MOVIE NIGHTS Movie Night, Sundays at 6:30pm (check website for weekly listings): Big screen movies, w/ kitchen open for some tasty treats, feat. fresh food options. Home to the non-profit organization, Theatre Network of Wilmington, Inc., whose mission includes theatre arts education to school aged children. Theatre NOW: 10th and Dock streets. Tickets: www.

kid’s stuff HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments with your little one! Early Childhood Music and Movement for 6 months to 5 years. Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at Downtown Community Arts Center, Drop ins welcome. $10 per family. 910-777-8889 www. CAPE FEAR COTILLION Sessions include lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with invaluable etiquette and social skills needed for all occasions. Skills learned will last a lifetime. Session ends with a party where students will have the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned! Tues., 9/11. Pre-Cotillion (Ages 3-7) 4:-4:45pm. Cotillion (Ages 8 -12) 5-6pm. Prereg rqd. 256-7925.

lectures/readings CIVIL WAR QUARTERMASTER 8/20, 7:30pm: Morris Bass, of the CSS Neuse State Historic Site, will talk on the role of the Quartermaster during the Civil War. Federal Point History Center: 1121A North Lake Park Blvd. THIRSTY TOME UNCW’s Thirsty Tome, featuring faculty/writers Rebecca Lee, Michael White and readings in poetry and nonfiction by MFA creative writing students. Open mic to follow and refreshments. Randall Library, 6-8pm. JAOBEAN MANSIONS MYSTERY TOUR 8/27, 6pm: Jacobean Mansions Mystery Tour at New Hanover County Library Third Floor, 201 Chestnut St. Join Sister Cities for a visual tour of Barbados along with interesting tips for the casual traveler from UWI research fellow Dr. Peter Schuhmann. Optional dinner afterwards at Riverboat Landing requires advance reservations no later than August 26 by email: member-

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W E LOV E OU R FA NS ! or 910-343-5226. FAITH AND POLITICS 8/28, 7pm: St James Lecture Series will focus on “Faith and Politics, or Why Would a Minister Serve as a Mayor?” This election year, we have all heard a great deal of talk about the intersection between faith and politics. Come think and talk about this with a Presbyterian pastor who’s also a mayor, and trying to be faithful in both. Richard Nelson Boyce is currently the Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at Union-PSCE at Charlotte, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) located on the campus of Queens University and has served as an ordained minister for over 20 years at churches in North Carolina, Virginia, and Scotland. The Great Hall may be entered from Market Street between 3rd and 4th streets. OLD BOOKS ON FRONT STREET Lyssa Fineman’s jewelry show, Towee, on display through Aug. Feat. jewelry inspired by classic literature. • Several writing classes this fall: 9/9, 2-4pm: Val Neiman Writing Character Building Workshop (for Writing not Parenting). Val is a highly respected writer and instructor. $10 fee w/max number of participants, 25. Advance online registration! • Phil Stein signing for “KJV” on 11/11, 3pm. • Banned Books Week, 9/30-10/6. Old Books on Front St., 249 N. Front St.. (910) 76-BOOKS (26657) www.

classes/workshops MILLER MOTTE Miller Motte College has several “spa type” programs such as Massage Therapy, Cosmetology and Esthetics. They also offer continuing education classes for Massage Therapy. The next class will be 8/24, 9am-12pm; $60. The class is called “Ethics for LMBT’s” and will count as 3 credit hours. Melissa Mosher at: Shannon Carlson (Employer Relations Director): Shannon. 5000 Market St. WILD BIRD AND GARDEN Shorebird Nesting Program: Join NC Audubon Coastal Biologist Lindsay Addison to discover the nesting habits of shorebirds along our coast. Lindsay monitors our nesting shorebirds on a daily basis. Discover the sucess of thisyear’s nesting season. Learn about White Ibis, Black Skimmers, LeastTerns and more; at Temptations Everyday Gourmet. • 9/22, 9:15-10:30am: Biodiversity of the Cape Fear River at Temptations Everyday Gourmet. River Keeper Kemp Burdette will talk about threats facing our river and the efforts being made for fish restoration. Learn about the the biodiversity of the Cape Fear River. • Join Wilmington locally owned businesses Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures on a birding kayak winter tour to Florida’s bird watching paradise, 2/5-8, 2013. Visit some of Florida’s diverse habitats, its location on migration routes, and its wild lands. Tour destinations on the Great Florida Birding Trail as well as Florida State Parks. Wild Bird & Garden: 910 343 6001 or SERVSAFE CFCC will offer a Serv Safe Food class beginning 8/27-9/6, Mon/Tues/Thurs, 5-9pm. This 16 hour course is a basic food sanitation course for the food service industry and will be taught be Diane Withrow, CFCC Hotel Restaurant Mgt. Program Coordinator. It is an important certification for students in the food service industry. Cost is $68 + book.

or 362-7319. PERFORMANCE CLASSES 10-week session starts 8/27 at the Performance Club Studio Theater with a grand finale showcase the last week of October! Classes for ages PreK-Teen! Registration is now open on line at: If you have any questions, call (910) 338-3378. Musical Theater, Improv, Drama, Comedy, Broadway Scene Study, Glee, and even HomeSchool Theater Class during the day! Join the Performance Club today! Auditions for upcoming productions on line too! ACTOR/FILMMAKER WORKSHOP Actor/Filmmaker Workshop in association with the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival. Saturday September 1st. This exclusive workshop guarantees each actor a lead role in a local film as part of CFIFF’s Starving Artists 48 Hour Film Festival! The winning film will also be shown at the CFIFF Annual Film Festival in the Spring! Space is limited to 12 Actors and 12 Filmmakers. Call Sunnie Pennington for more information about this exciting opportunity. (910) 269-3666.

ing their grand opening on 9/5, 5:30-7:30pm. Feat. unique crystals and stones, candles and incense, books, cards, jewelry and other oneof-a-kind items not found elsewhere in Wilmington. Live music, refreshments, great deals on merchandise, and conversation with healing arts professionals. Psychic readings, energy work, and self-enrichment workshops offered with upcoming topics include Intuitive Development, Shakra Balancing, and Manifesting Abundance. CAPE FEAR WEDDING ASSOCIATION Meet and greets the third Wed. ea. month. $25, members free. YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NHC Meet the 1st and 3rd Tues. ea. month at the downtown public library, third floor, 6:30pm. Ages 18-35. COUPON CLUB Wilmington Coupon Club meets monthly,


HALYBURTON FITNESS CLASSES editor Amanda Greene will hold her The next session of fitness classes at Halyburton Park. Pre-reg. rqd: 341second Religious Art Walking Tour this Sunday at 3 p.m. 0075. 4099 S. 17th St. Pilates, 9/5Folks will discover the beauty of downtown Wilmington 11/7, Wed., 6pm, with Ellen Longneckchurches, along with their historical and artistic backer. $67.50. • Thurs., 9/6-11/8, 6pm, w/ grounds. Tourists will meet at St. Mary Catholic Church first Ellen Longenecker. $75/person. • Yoga: and can participate with a $10 donation to help continue Wed., 9/5-11/7, 7pm. $67.50/person. • Tues., w/Barbara Wood, 9/4-11/6, 6pm. funding the nonprofit website, which covers all religions $75/person. • Tues., 9/4-11/6, 7pm, w/ through news, entertainment and community reporting. Yuna Shin. (Intermediate/Advanced). is a non-sectarian news source. $75/person • Wed., 9/5-11/7, 9am, w/Ellen Longenecker. $67.50. • Yoga in Nature—Nature in Yoga, Fri., 9/7-11/9, 9-10:30am. $68/person • Full Moon Yoga, 8/31 and 9/28, $10/person, 7:15-8:30pm. second Monday, at 6pm Come exchange coupons and learn how to save money. www.wilmART CLASSES Professional instruction with Lois DeWitt, MFA. Over 30 years of art teaching experience. Small classes, individual tutoring available. loislight@ Four weeks, $80. Watercolor: Mon, 11am-1pm; or Sat., 3-5pm. • Assemblage, Mon, 1-3pm. Wood, metal, paper, prints, photos…bring whatever material fascinates you and learn assemblage. • Collage: Tues, 11am-1pm. • Basic Drawing With Pencil and Pen, Tues, 3-5pm. shading, lighting, capturing the character of a face and rendering details to create a beautiful portrait. • Painting Your Garden—Acrylic Painting , Wed., 11am-1pm. • Acrylic Painting , Wed., 11am-1pm: Skills for depicting North Carolina beaches, rivers, ocean, and local sites. Work from a photo or on site. • Assemblage, Sat, 11am-1pm. Wood, metal, paper, prints, photos…bring whatever material fascinates you and learn assemblage.

clubs/notices LUNG CANCER SUPPPORT GROUP 8/28, 6pm: Wilmington Area Lung Cancer Support Group will hold a meeting Tuesday, August 28th, 6pm, Oak Room at the Northeast Library. LC patients, survivors, caretakers and concerned members of our community are welcome to attend. • Future dates: 9/18, 6pm at the Myrtle Grove Library Conference Room • 10/30, 6pm at the Northeast Library Oak Room. April Morey: MYSTIC ELEMENTS Mystic Elements, located in the former Visions and Dreams at 4403 Park Ave, is celebrat-

CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets third Tues. each month, Sept thru June, 7pm at Cape Fear Community College, McCloud Bldg, room S002.

WILMINGTON NEWCOMERS CLUB The Wilmington Newcomers Club meets monthly at 9:30am on the 2nd Thurs ea. month at the Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St. Sign up for our satellite groups, where members can follow their particular interest and make new friends along the way—bridge clubs, dinner groups, business networking groups, etc. 910632-8315,


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WILMINGTON PRIDE YOUTH GROUP Wilmington Pride Youth Group and GLBTQIA Youth meets 3rd Fri/mo., 5:30-7:30pm, downtown ILM (call for specific location). A safe, discrete location for youth to discuss various topics that effect the gay youth population. After group, play video games and socialize with friends. Free for people 25 and under. TR Nunley: 910-538-0234 or Wilmingtonpride@gmail. com. Parents are welcome to meet facilitators and see the space. PFLAG PFLAG Meeting is first Mon/mo. at UNCW, in the Masonboro Island Room #2010, 7pm.

tours CULINARY ADVENTURES TOUR Eat your way through Wilmington’s food history and delights! Culinary Adventures Tour with food writer/chef Liz Biro; under a mile, wear comfortable shoes. Top Chef Farmers Market Tour and Cooking Class, Heart of Downtown, Drinks Downtown, Downtown Brunch Stroll, Foodie Shopping Tour, Custom and Special Group Tours and more! $25 and up! www. 910-545-8055 ILM FAVS RELIGIOUS ART WALKING TOUR 8/26, 3pm: Discover the beauty and history of art in six downtown Wilmington worship spaces on the first Religious Art Walking Tour. Each tour begins at St. Mary Catholic Church, 412 Ann St. Tickets are suggested donation of $10 and are available at the start of the tour or in advance by calling WilmingtonFAVS offices at 910520-3958 or emailing, Cape Fear region’s first non-sectarian, nonprofit faith news source. HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions. Market and Water streets. $12 for adults, $5 per child. (910) 251-8889 or HOLLYWOOD LOCATION WALK Tour one of America’s largest living film sets; historic downtown Wilmington. This fun-filled

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TOURS OF WWII SITES Wilmington author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., now leads customized, personalized guided tours of World War II sites in Southeastern North Carolina. 793-6393 or TOURS OF OLD WILMINGTON Walking tours start at end of Market and Water streets on the Cape Fear River. Times: 9am, 11am and 1pm, Wed-Sat., or Sun/Mon/Tues by appt. $12 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Seniors are $10. Provide step-on tours for bus tours and group-walking tours. Due to weather, call to check on times etc: 910-4094300. GHOST WALK 6:30pm & 8:30pm. Costumed guides lead visitors through alleyways with tales of haunted Wilmington. Nightly tours at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Admission charge. Meets at Water & Market streets. Reservations required: 910794-1866; HAUNTED COTTON EXCHANGE TOURS Haunted Cotton Exchange Tours: Open 7 days a week, year-round, w/multiple tour guides leading the way, 10am-10pm. Call for specific tour times: 910-409-4300 TOUR OLD WILMINGTON Tour Old Wilmington’s history walking tours. Open 7 days a week, year-round, with multiply tour guides leading the way, 10am-10pm. Call for specific tour times. 910-409-4300


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FEAST DOWN EAST BUYING CLUB Enjoy the quality, value and convenience of the Feast Down East Buying Club. It costs nothing to join. The benefits are immeasurable. It is a great way to eat healthier, while knowing you support your local farm families and community. Log on at and start buying fresh local food, sourced from Southeastern NC farms. Choose a pick-up spot, and check out at the online cashier and you are done! Orders must be placed by 11am Monday for Thursday delivery. Consumer pickup is Thursday 3:30-6pm at: the Cameron Art Museum, THE POD (located next to Dunkin Donuts on UNCW campus) or the Burgaw Historic Train Depot. ITALIAN WINE TASTING Back by popular demand Manuel Magnani, of Sunrise Importers presents an Italian wine tasting, Wednesday, 8/22, 8:30-9pm. $10 per person and must reserve seat in advance. 910-

256-6457. Manuel thand picks and exclusively imports wine from 11 different wineries from all over Italy. Prepay; no refunds. Taste The Olive, 1125-D Military Cutoff Rd, The Forum Shops, 910-256-OILS(6457). WEEKLY FARMERS’ MARKETS Riverfront Farmer’s Market Saturdays, Downtown Wilmington (Through Dec.;; Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market Saturdays, Carolina Beach Lake (Through 9/15; 910-431-8122); Wrightsville Beach Farmer’s Market Mondays, Causeway Dr. (Through 9/3; 910-256-7925; Poplar Grove Plantation Farmer’s Market Wednesdays, 10200 US 17 N., Wilmington (Through 11/22; Feat. over three dozen food, arts and crafts vendors. Music feat. every week with Cindy Rhodes on hammered dulcimer.Cooking classes: 8/29, 9/12, 26, 10/31 and 11/7. • Leland Town Farmers’ Market, w/ addition of handmade local crafts to the lineup of fresh vegetables and locally-produced farm products. Held in conjunction with the Leland Friends of the Library Book Sale. Second Sat of month. Magnolia House Lawn, 102 Town Hall Dr. html • Southport Waterfront Farmers’ Market strives to promote fresh locally grown produce and handmade items to the visitors and citizens of Southport and surrounding communities.Sponsor of the 10% Farm to Fork initiative! Wed., 8am-1pm through 9/26. Corner of Bay & Davis St. NONI BACCA WINERY Noni Bacca Winery: Tuesday Night – BFF Night! Great music, wine and beer specials. Red and whites, $4/glass; 20% off bottles! Fruit-style wine, $3/glass or $9/bottle! Craft beer, $2.50/bottle! • Thursday Night at the winery, lights go down and the music goes up! Enjoy the awesome Wine and Beer Specials! Red and whites, $4/glass; 20% off bottles! Fruit-style wine, $3/glass or $9/bottle! Craft beer, $2.50/bottle! Complimentary appetizers served by local restaurants. • Saturday Night Date Night—All couples come and enjoy a wine tasting at Wilmington’s international award-winning winery. Stop in before or after dinner! 420 Eastwood Rd. (910) 397-7617 EPICUREAN EVENING Fantastic culinary offerings await you at Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening benefiting the Methodist Home for Children. Don’t miss this grand evening on Thursday, August 30, at the Wilmington Convention Center. Sample exquisite cuisine from the area’s top chefs and epicureans, plus a silent and live auction full of wonderful packages like a West Coast vacation complete with tickets to a live taping of “The Ellen DeGeneras Show” in Hollywood, California, with hotel arrangements courtesy of EUE/Screen Gems Studios.Buy an individual ticket or sponsor a child for a year by purchasing a table: Regina Hawse, Methodist Home for Children Development Officer, 910-471-6088.


WILD GAME AND SEAFOOD BANQUET The first Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation’s Wild Game and Seafood Banquetwill excite the palate of outdoor enthusiast’s by the pairing of wines from around the world with seafood dishes as well as wild game dishes prepared by regional celebrity chefs. Mission of the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation is to cultivate stewardship of the great outdoors through education awareness, programs and excursions of hunting and fishing that will connect men, women and children to the importance of conservation so as to become investors in

our natural resources to create a quality place to be enjoyed by future generations. 9/15 at the Coastline Conference and Event Center (501 Nutt Street); $50/ind or $75/couple. Corporate tables of eight (8) seats are available for $500. Open bar, raffles, live and silent auctions. Items include hunting, fishing camping, art and collectables., 6-10pm. W C Lanier: or 910-795-0292 or 843-902-6532. BOAT SHOW CHOWDER COOKOFF Brunswick Catch and Captain Pete’s Seafood Restaurant have joined with Southport Wooden Boat Show to sponsor the inaugural Seafood Chowder Cook-off at the Southport Wooden Boat Show on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport, NC. Restaurants and seafood retailers use fresh fish caught in regional waters, w/ 12 teams vying for cash prizes and bragging rights to the SWBS Seafood Chowder Champion 2012-13. The cook-off opens at 11am. Tasting and voting will continue until 2pm and the winners will be announced at 3pm. First, second, and third place will be awarded cash prizes and trophies, as will the team with the Best Theme decorations. Combination ticket/ballots will be on sale from 10am until 2pm (or until the chowder runs out) for $5 per person with children under 6 free. Limited to the first 12 teams applying. For more information about the SWBS and the Cook-off Rules and Applications go to: www. or phone Robert and Jeanne Potter at 910-457-5223. CHEF’S TABLE Award-Winning Executive Chef Mark Lawson meet you at the tablefor a fabulous formal affair—a meal as entertaining as it is delicious. Join us at the Chef’s Tasting Table featuring a special presentation by the chef and decadent fare prepared just for your party. Reservations required; limit 10 people: (910) 256-2251. $85/person. East Oceanfront Dining (located inside Blockade Runner Beach Resort). 275 Waynick Blvd. TASTING HISTORY TOURS Tasting History Tours of Pleasure Island; guided walking tours. $25 at Afternoon of delicious food and education. 910-622-6046. SUNDAY GOSPEL JAZZ BRUNCH Sunday Jazz Gospel Brunch, Sun, 10am-2pm: Local jazz and gospel musicians, Marc Siegel and Friends entertain while families and friends enjoy a traditional Southern brunch buffet. TheatreNOW, 10th and Dock Streets. Tickets:

ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April) Do you know what a controlled burn is? Firefighters start small, manageable fires on purpose so as to eradicate brush that has accumulated too close to wooded areas. With less fuel around, bigger fires are not as likely to ignite accidentally and turn into conflagrations. I encourage you to use this as a metaphor for your own life, Aries. How? First, identify a big potential problem that may be looming on the horizon. Then, in the coming weeks, get rid of all the small messes that might tend to feed that big problem. Make sure it’ll never happen.

enhance your relationship with money? If so, do you have any specific ideas about how to do it? The coming weeks will be an excellent time to identify and implement those ideas. Let me make an initial suggestion: Keep your magical thinking to a minimum, but don’t stamp it out entirely; a small amount of frisky fantasizing will actually boost the likelihood that your more practical intentions will achieve critical mass. Here’s another tip: Imagine the presents you’d get for people if you had some extra cash. Stimulating your generous urges may help motivate the universe to be generous to you.

TAURUS (21 April – 20 May) Jungian storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estes advises us to take good care of the untamed aspects of our nature. “The wild life must be kept ordered on a regular basis,” she writes. One way to do this is to keep our uncommon and unruly ideas clear and organized. It’s also important to give them respect, and understand that they’re crucial to our spiritual and psychological health. How are you doing in this regard, Taurus? What’s your relationship with the untamed aspects of your nature? According to my reading of the omens, now is prime time for you honor and nurture and cultivate them.

VIRGO (23 Aug. – 22 Sept.) A guy I know was invited to hang one of his paintings in a New York gallery—on one condition. It had to be a piece he created on the spot, in the gallery, on the day the show opened. That would be way too much pressure for me to handle. I need to spend a long time on the stuff I make, whether it’s music or writing. I’ve got to fuss over every little detail as I constantly edit and refine and add layers. What about you, Virgo? Could you quickly come up with some new wrinkle or fresh creation that would show the world who you really are? I’m guessing we will soon find out.

GEMINI (21 May – 20 June) By my astrological reckoning, you’re not nearly wet enough right now. I recommend that you take immediate and intensive steps to remedy the situation. There should not be anything about you that is high and dry; you need to soak up the benefits that come from being slippery and dripping. If you’re suffering from even a hint of emotional dehydration, you should submerse yourself in the nearest pool of primal feelings. For extra credit, drink deeply from the sacred cup that never empties.

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CANCER (21 June – 21 July) In the 16th century, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V ruled over a vast swath of land that included 12 modern European nations. According to some historians, he once said, “I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.” This is the kind of attitude I recommend that you adopt in the coming weeks, Cancerian. Tailor your language to the people and creatures you’re speaking to. Address them on their own level of consciousness, respecting their limitations and appealing to their particular kind of intelligence. Of course, this is always a good policy, but it’s especially important for you to observe now. Fluency and flexibility will be rewarded in ways you can’t imagine. LEO (22 July – 22 Aug.) Would you like to

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LIBRA (23 Sept. – 23 Oct.) If you’ve been reading my horoscopes for a while, you know I’m not a decadent cynic who thinks “no pain, no gain” is the supreme formula for success. On the contrary. I think it’s quite possible to enjoy tremendous growth spurts when you’re happy and healthy. Pleasurable events can be great learning experiences. Joy and freedom may activate potentials that would otherwise remain dormant. Having said that, I want to make a suggestion that may seem at odds with my usual approach, even though it’s not. For the next two weeks, I encourage you to explore the necessary power of decay. Harness the archetypes of breakdown and dissolution as you put an end to things whose time is up. This work is key to your future rejuvenation and renaissance. SCORPIO (23 Oct. – 21 Nov.) I’m going to ignore the Urban Dictionary’s more modern definitions of the word “yeast,” and stick to the original meaning: an agent of fermentation that brews alcoholic drinks and makes bread dough rise. Metaphorically speaking, Scorpio, you should be like that for your gang or crew or tribe. I urge you to stir up group morale. Provoke deeper thought and stronger feelings. Instigate some bubbly new trends and effervescent interactions. Be yeasty! SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov. – 21 Dec.) Sussex is a county in southeast England. Its official motto is

“We wunt be druv,” which is Sussex dialect for “We won’t be pushed around.” It’s not bad as mottos go, I guess. There’s power in announcing to the world that you’re not going to allow anyone to manipulate you or bully you. But I’d like to see you come up with a more robust battle cry for yourself, Sagittarius—one that doesn’t focus on what you”won’t” do, but rather on what you “will” do. It’s an ideal astrological moment to articulate your driving purpose in a pithy formula that will give you strength whenever you invoke it. CAPRICORN (22 Dec. – 20 Jan.) “Most people consider global warming somewhat of a mixed blessing,” wrote Aaron Sankin on Huffington Post. “On one hand, there’s ocean acidification, deserts gobbling up wide swaths of farmland and the massive die-off of the innumerable species unable to cope with the effects of the world’s rapidly rising temperature. But, on the other hand, you’ll be able to wear shorts for ‘literally the entire year.’” Sankin is being deeply sarcastic, of course. Let’s make his satire a jumpingoff point as we consider some sincerely worthwhile trade-offs you might want to implement in your own sphere. Would you be willing to sacrifice a trivial comfort for a new privilege? Would you shed a small pleasure to gain a much bigger pleasure? Might you divest yourself of a pocket of resentment if in doing so you’d attract a cleansing epiphany? AQUARIUS (21 Jan. – 19 Feb.) I don’t expect your travels in the coming weeks to be like a smooth luxury cruise in a stretch limousine. Your route is not likely to be a straight shot through breathtaking scenery with expansive views. No, my dear Aquarius, your journeys will be more complicated than that, more snaky and labyrinthine. Some of the narrow passages and weedy detours you’ll need to navigate may not even resemble paths, let alone highways. And your metaphorical vehicle may resemble a funky old 1967 Chevy pick-up truck or a forklift bedecked with flowers. It should be pretty fun, though. Keep in mind that your maps may only be partially useful. PISCES (19 Feb. – 20 Mar.) In medieval times, you didn’t need a priest to get married, nor did you have to be in a church or recite a set of vows. You didn’t even have to round up witnesses. All that was required was that the two people who wanted to be wed said “I marry you” to each other. Those three words had great power! In the coming days, Pisces, I’d love to see you draw inspiration from that lost tradition. Your assignment is to dream up three potent declarations that, while not legally binding, express the deepest and most loving intentions you promise to be faithful to in the coming years.

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Pet of the Week MEET TYBEE

Breed: Shepherd/lab mix female – spayed Age:   Approx. 8 yrs. old Size:    Approx. 55 lbs. Avail:   ready for adoption It’s not fun spending most of your early life tied up on a short chain. That’s what life was like before I arrived here in 2005. Paws Place has been very good to me, but it has been a few years since I arrived. Why don’t people think of me? Is it because I am a black dog? I’m told that black dogs tend to get overlooked when people come to the shelter. You would think they would notice my ears - that one that is a little floppy. I was raised in a home with cats and women. Because I’ve been here a while now, I’m a little shy around new people. My friends here at Paws Place think that I would do really well with one person. I’m very loving and loyal. I recently had ACL surgery and I’ve recovered nicely. One of my favorite things to do is to be walked around on a leash. Although I get along with other dogs here, Wheelie is my buddy, I am not sure how I would get along with another dog, but I sure am willing to give it a chance. What about you?

Come visit me at Paws Place and see if we are a match (910) 845-7297

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Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital Family owned & operated since 1999

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Miss ya mama’s cookin’ ? come home to Casey’s ...

Ask anyone in town where the Southern food tastes the best — the answer is always Casey’s Buffet! BBQ Pork • Pig Feet • Fried Chicken • Baked Chicken Chicken & Pastry • Catfish • Whiting • Clam Strips Fat Back • Crinkle Fries • Chitlins • Rutabagas Green Beans • Mac-N-Cheese • Sweet Potato Soufflé Cabbage • Boiled Potatoes • Corn • Field Peas Turnips • Collards • Baked Beans • Green Peas Lima Beans • Rice • Chicken Salad • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy • Coleslaw • Potato Salad • Pan Fried Okra Rolls • Hushpuppies • Cheese Biscuits • Apple, Blueberry & Peach Cobbler • Cherry Cheesecake Banana Pudding • Ice Cream

(910) 798•2913 • 5559 Oleander Drive (across from the batting cages)

OPEN: Wednesday-Saturday • 11am-9pm, Sunday - 11-8pm CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY

Locally owned and operated since 2005 56 encore | august 22-28, 2012 |

August 22, 2012  

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