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news & views ....................4-7 4 live local: Gwenyfar recalculates her income in order to re-evaluate its true worth.

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interviews local wedding planners in anticipation

hOt LIst 2011 pgs. 36-37 Cool off with current trends setting our city afire From craft beers to frozen stuff to pop-up shops and restaurants, our city seems to be sweltering from more than the August heat index. Hip trends are taking over, and encore has readers covered with their 2011 Hot List. Read a few ways Shea Carver and Bethany Turner suggest on keeping cool. Photo by encore staff.

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of Brooklyn Arts Center’s Wedding Showcase.

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

artsy smartsy ................. 8-22 8-11 theater: Gwenyfar Rohler gives ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ four stars; Emily Wilson previews ‘Hairspray’; Shea Carver gets the scoop on 10 original Wilmington one-acts.

12 art: Lauren Hodges presents Projekte’s plans

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“John Boehner told Republicans to ‘get in line.’ He was very angry. His face turned from orange to mandarin orange.” —Jimmy Kimmel “Congressman David Wu has resigned after being accused of unwanted sexual advances—or as it was called in my high school, ‘the Conan.’” —Conan O’Brien “The NFL lockout is over. All the parties agreed and we have a compromise. It’s too bad the national debt isn’t as important as football.” —David Letterman “The number one movie in the country is ‘Captain America.’ Analysts say this movie is successful because it takes place in the ‘40s and has a retro feel. The film takes audiences back to a time where America could actually fight a war and get out of a depression at the same time. Whole different thing from today.” —Jay Leno “McDonald’s has added apple slices to their Happy Meals. Then an hour later, McDonald’s added cheese and beef to their apple slices.” —Conan O’Brien “Last night, I got Chinese food and the fortune cookie said, ‘Where’s my money?’” —Craig Ferguson

13 gallery listings: Check out what’s hanging in local art galleries.

14 comedy: Mike Malone brings two nights of laughter to Nutt Street Comedy Room.

15 music: Shannon Rae Gentry gets the scoop on Road Rad, a benefit concert for a local bartender and community friend.

16-19 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.

21-22 film: Anghus surprisingly loves ‘Captain America’; Alex Pompliano sits down with filmmaker Will Lucas about his surfer flick.

grub & guzzle................24-29 24-29 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide!

extra! extra! ..................30-47 30 books: Tiffanie Gabrielse speaks with Jeffrey Pompe about his new read, ‘Altered Environments: The Outer Banks of North Carolina.’

33 crossword: Brain teaser with Stanley Newman.

34 travel: Anghus provides a look into Comic

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from a day when I “got religion,” so to speak. As a small business owner, I had truly absorbed the reality of how we invest in a community in ways that many large corporations can’t or won’t. Having made the commitment to shop only locally for a year, I launched into what was, to be honest, a pretty scary process. Yet, it has transformed my life beautifully. As one can imagine, it can only be rehashed so often. There are many interesting issues that we continually address in this column. First, do our officials and other local businesses adhere to local spending? Well, it is election time again, and we (both encore editor Shea Carver and I) are nailing down a list of questions about local purchasing and investment that will be sent to each of the candidates. We are looking forward to bringing a different but no less valid look at their views. Given the excitement we have both on a local and national level for politics, this seems quite pertinent. Last week, Shea and I had a stimulating and interesting conversation, which brought two very real points to the forefront of my Live Local thought folder. “You need to go deeper,” she said. “Target gives money away to local charities and schools. How much? What percentage of sales? Isn’t that as relevant to Live Local?” An incredibly valid question. Yes, many corporations tout their charitable givings, but what is the real impact of them and the communities represented? I have begun looking into this, and hope to have a succinct and readable answer soon, so stay tuned!

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But another point stuck with me from our conversation. I kept hearing my words repeatedly in my head: “I was in a much more financially stable position when I left home than I am today.” “Yeah, me too,” Shea responded. Wow. That stopped me cold. One of the things I brought up in the first Live Local column was the amount of credit card debt I was carrying (a topic I have re-visited a couple of times since) and part of my goal of the Live Local experiment was to pay that down. Using that as a rubric, I do not think I have succeeded. There are a multitude of excuses or extenuating circumstances (whichever you would like to call them) as to why this is the case. Fundamentally, paying money out of this community to a nameless, faceless credit card company is not part of what I am trying to achieve with the Live Local campaign. One of the books I encountered as a teenager, when I first began to earn and spend money, was “Your Money or Your Life” by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. This was largely to be credited for why I had a good sized savings when I left home and a fairly responsible attitude toward spending. There are many aspects to the book that relate to financial planning: understanding net worth, budgeting, etc. Two things that have stuck with me the longest are: First, figuring out at the end of the day how much I really make per hour when I calculate the expenses of working (nice work clothes, transportation, meals at work, expensive gadgets for work, etc.). Then, asking when I am spending money, if what I am about to purchase is really worth the three hours of life I have applied

toward the earning of this money. It’s a powerful reality check. For example, when filling my gas tank, I can calculate that 15 hours has gone toward its earning (not including the effort expended for car payments, insurance, maintenance, etc.). It is not unreasonable for thoughts to turn to the affordability of a bicycle versus a car, when all a bike needs is fuel from a good breakfast. I have found myself thinking: With a bicycle, you get the health benefits and the quality of life enhancements… It can be a startling thought process. Unfortunately, it is one I have gotten away from, and I need to get back to it. To be honest I am pretty scared to pick up that book again. Yes, I still have the same copy, with all the notes in it I have made over the years—and, yes, it was worth every penny I spent on it. But my life is very different now than it was more than a decade ago. I don’t work for someone else; right now, I don’t even collect a regular paycheck. Like many small business owners, I work constantly. Even when I am not at the store, I have paperwork, planning, bill paying and endless correspondence. So figuring out how much money I earn in an hour is challenging. The question I can already answer for myself is this: Yes, veggies at the farmers’ markets are worth the time of my life invested. Paying my credit card bill to support a call center in India is not. I have to get that out of my life, if I want any peace. So I am taking a deep breath and revisiting “Your Money or Your Life” after nearly 10 years in an effort to reclaim mine.


for better or... better: Event planners merge design and love at BAC’s Wedding Showcase


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but that’s another story entirely) is planning a wedding for October 2012. She’s marrying her middle-school sweetheart, Mike, on their 10th anniversary. Their story is the epitome of devotion, companionship and support. Sometimes I wonder if any wedding, no matter how grandiose, could capture their love in only one day. I sense Ocean has the same reservations as she and Mike take on the ordeal that is selecting a location, a color scheme, catering and so much more. Just last week I caught her flipping through a friend’s wedding album with a furrowed brow, despite the “oohs” and “aahs” others were making. Needless to say, planning a wedding is like balancing a decadent cake atop the bride’s head, expecting her to simultaneously go to work, do the laundry, walk the dog and not drive her future hubby crazy through it all. Brooklyn Arts Center’s Wedding Showcase on Sunday, August 7th, from noon to 4 p.m., will arrive just in time for Ocean’s endless calendar of decision-making. Five wedding

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er by Bethany Turn se Wedding Showca p.m. • $10 -4 12 • Sun., 8/7 ’s er at St. Andrew nt Ce ts Ar yn kl Broo . 516 N. Four th St www.brooklyna planners—Orchid Island, Eventz!, Design Perfection, Kickstand Events, and A Boxed Event—will be on hand, displaying their best work to date. However, this is not a standard pipe-and-drape wedding show. Kate Matthies and Courtney Shaver of Kickstand, the inventive outfit behind the event, explained that each planner will have free rein within a designated area of the arts center. On the stage, the main floor, the balcony and the courtyard—all of which host weddings frequently—the five design teams and their preferred vendors will present a decorated space, providing ideas and advice for all brides-to-be. Guests will be able to leisurely peruse the five areas, as well as interact with

POETIC PHOTOGRAPHY: Theo Milojevich, one of the vendors at the BAC Wedding Showcase, seeks to tell love stories through his art. Photo by Theo Milojevich.

Style Girl Jess James and cohort Zach Hanner, the frontman for local band Da Howlies, both of whom will emcee the event, interviewing planners and vendors. As for designs, there will be plenty of variety. Brittany Koontz, the owner of Orchid Island, is pursuing a classic, polished look. “My floral designer Jennifer Wilson and I are beyond thrilled with the design we have created for the courtyard,” she exclaims. “Our space, titled ‘Wedding at the Palace of Versailles: A European Garden Affair,’ will feature tall vases with sumptuous garden roses and orchids, place settings and stemware regal enough to fit a true king and queen, and a soft color palette of whites, creams and ivories, offset with splashes of green and gold. To sum it up in three words: lush, elegant and refined!” On the other hand, Jeff Bryant, the owner of Design Perfection, wishes to achieve a fun design with modern flair—following the inspiration of a peacock feather. “Our color scheme includes moss green, aubergine, turquoise and chocolate brown; these rich jewel tones will look wonderful in the BAC,” he says. “We are also incorporating more natural, rustic elements into the design with tree branches and moss. It is sure to be a show-stopper!” Bryant has teamed up with Beatty Cakes, the owner of which is Marshall Beatty, a graduate of Johnson and Wales and once the executive pastry chef of the Country Club of Landfall. Dessert samples will also be provided by Nye’s Cream Sandwiches, which offer designer ice cream sandwiches for an unexpected twist at the wedding reception, among other bakers. The caterers won’t let guests down, either,

as Shaver raves about Milner’s Catering. If they can satisfy a life-long Southerner, their cuisine must be delish! Between Milner’s and the other four caterers, brides might even be able to convince their fiancés to attend this wedding show. Attendees can enjoy the cash bar, open in the front of the arts center. The manse attached to the BAC, which acts as a retreat for the bridal party when weddings are booked, will feature a dress shop, hair accessories, jewelry and experts from Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal. Plus, swag bags will be given to attendees. Photographers will be on-hand, including Theo Milojevich of Theo Milo Photography, who has seven years of experience. “People and their interactions with one another is very much art to me,” he explains. “Photography, if done right, can tell a whole story in just a few clicks of the shutter. This is why I enjoy wedding photography so much!” The beauty of love stories seems to be the driving force behind all vendors participating in the wedding show. “I love the process of getting to know someone and matching their personal style to a design concept,” Bryant says. “The ultimate satisfaction comes right after the bride and groom have said, ‘I do.’ I get to take a deep breath, relax, look around and enjoy everything that was created just for them. The end result is what I enjoy most: a beautifully designed and executed event— and a happy couple.” Koontz easily sympathizes with brides, and also believes the reward comes at the end of the event, when the clients are “glowing, ecstatic and relaxed.” “Wedding planning has to be one of the most rewarding, challenging, aggravating and exhilarating professions there is, and it is for all these reasons that I enjoy it,” she muses. “From a design standpoint, it is simply amazing to be able to transform a space into a masterpiece based on a bride’s thoughts and to watch her eyes light up as she sees the manifestation of her ideas. From a heart standpoint, there is nothing like witnessing two people dedicating their lives to each other, for better or worse.” The ladies behind Kickstand Events have also planned a Wilmington weekend giveaway, to take place at the end of the wedding show. It includes a two-night stay at Hotel Tarrymore, and certificates for Press 102, The Basics, The George on the Riverwalk, the horsedrawn carriage tour, Battleship N.C., Cameron Art Museum and more. Tickets for the showcase are available for only $10 at BAC’s website,, or at the day of the show.

NewsoftheWeird with Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY A More Reputable Career: Thomas Heathfield was a well-paid banking consultant with a promising career in Maidenhead, England, but gave it up this year to move to South Africa and endure rigorous training as a “sangoma” (“witch doctor”). After five months of studying siSwati language, sleeping in the bush, hunting for animal parts, vomiting up goats’ blood and learning native dances, Heathfield, 32, was given a new name, Gogo Mndawe, and is now qualified to read bones and prescribe herbal cures (among the skills expected of sangomas by the roughly 50 percent of South Africa’s population that reveres them). He admitted concern about his acceptance as a white man calling out African spirits, “but when (the people) see (me) dance, perhaps those questions go away.” Cultural Diversity “Hundreds” of blondes paraded through Riga, Latvia, on May 28 at the third annual “March of the Blondes” festival designed to lift the country’s spirits following a rough stretch for the economy. More than 500 blondes registered, including 15 from New Zealand, seven from Finland and 32 from Lithuania, according to a woman who told Agence France-Presse that she was the head of the Latvian Association of Blondes. Money collected during the event goes to local charities. Snakes on a Train! A clumsy smuggler (who managed to get away) failed to contain the dozens of king cobras and other snakes he was transporting from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Hanoi (probably to be sold illegally to restaurants). After panic broke out on the train and police were called, the snakes were collected and turned over to a sanctuary. (Upscale restaurants can charge as much as the equivalent of $500 for a meal of king cobra, beginning with the selection of the snake, and having it killed at tableside, on to a serving of a snake’s-

blood appetizer. In one survey, 84 percent of Hanoi’s restaurants were serving illegal wild animals of some sort, including weasel, monitor lizard and porcupine.) Latest Religious Messages The Envy of U.S. Televangelists: In July, after India’s Supreme Court ordered an inventory, a Hindu temple in Trivandrum was found to contain at least $22 billion worth of gold, diamonds and jeweled statues given as offerings to the deity by worshippers over several centuries. The wealth was until now believed to be the property of India’s royal family, but the Supreme Court ruling turns it over to India’s people. Authorities believe the “$22 billion” figure is conservative. The notorious Santa Croce monastery in Rome was closed in May (and converted to an ordinary church) on orders from the Vatican following reports about Sister Anna Nobili, a former lap-dancer who taught other nuns her skills and who was once seen lying spreadeagled before an altar clutching a crucifix. Santa Croce was also an embarrassment for its luxury hotel, which had become a mecca for celebrities visiting Rome. Questionable Judgments The Talented Mr. Zhou: Zhou Xin, 68, failed to get a callback from the judges for the “China’s Got Talent” TV reality show in June, according to a CNN report (after judge Annie Yi screamed in horror at his act). Zhou is a practitioner of one of the “72 Shaolin skills,” namely “iron crotch gong,” and for his “talent,” he stoically whacked himself in the testicles with a weight and then with a hammer. The elegant, expansive, gleaming new glass-and-concrete indoor stairway at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio, opened recently, to mostly rave reviews for its sense of space and light, creating the feeling of walking suspended on air. However, as Judge Julie Lynch and

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other women soon discovered, the glass partitions at each step make it easy for perverts to gawk from underneath at dresswearing women using the stairs. “(Y)ou’re on notice,” Judge Lynch warned her sister dress-wearers, “that you might want to take the elevator.” Pablo Borgen has apparently been living without neighbors’ complaints in Lakeland, Fla., despite general knowledge that he is, according to sheriff’s officials, one of the area’s major heroin traffickers, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars a month. Following a drug sting in June, however, neighbors discovered another fact about Borgen: that he and some of his gang were each drawing $900 a month in food stamps. Formerly indifferent neighbors were outraged by Borgen’s abuse of benefits, according to WTSP-TV. “Hang him by his toes,” said one. “I’ve been out of work since February (2008). I lived for a year on nothing but ... food stamps.” Roy Miracle, 80, of Newark, Ohio, passed away in July, and his family honored him and his years of service as a prankster and superfan of the Ohio State Buckeyes with a commemorative photo of three of Miracle’s fellow obsessives making contorted-body representations of “O,” “H” and “O” for their traditional visual cheer. In the photo, Miracle assumed his usual position as the “I” or, rather, his corpse did. (Despite some criticism, most family

and friends thought Miracle was properly honored.) Cutting-Edge Research It’s good to be an Arizona State University student, where those 21 and older can earn $60 a night by getting drunk. Psychology professor Will Corbin, operating with National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grants, conducts studies of drunk students’ memories, response times and decision-making processes through extensive questioning after he has raised their blood-alcohol level to precisely 0.08 percent (which Arizona regards as presumed-impaired for drivers). Students are served one type of vodka cocktail, three drinks’ worth, in a bar-like room on campus, and after 15 minutes to let the alcohol be absorbed, the questioning and testing begin. (At the end of the night, taxis are called for the students.) Least Competent Criminals Not Ready For Prime Time: Ryan Letchford, 21, and Jeffrey Olson, 22, were arrested in Radnor, Pa., in July after they had broken into a police van for the purpose of taking gag photos of themselves as if they were under arrest. However, the men somehow locked themselves inside the van, and neither they nor a friend they had called to come help could figure out how to open the doors. Finally, they were forced to call 9-1-1. Police arrived, unlocked the van, arrested the men, and locked them back up inside a cell.

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JACKSONVILLE encore magazine will expand into the marine hub of the South on August 31st to attract a new market of readers and active community members. Tiffanie Gabrielse, encore’s book critic, is also the advertising sales representative of the JAX area (as well as author of upcoming memoir to be released this fall). To submit story ideas of the area, or to find out about the special sections and advertising offers we have for JAX merchants, contact Tiff at (508) 667-1332 or Wilmington merchants/advertisers can continue to contact Shea at (910) 791-0688 or

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‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ forces audiences to think critically Langley McArol, Brandon Leatherman and Doug Dodson star in ‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ Courtesy photo.


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by Ron Hutchinson, is the latest offering of a winning season by Big Dawg Productions. On the surface it is a very funny show about the making of a movie—the American classic “Gone with the Wind” to be precise. David O. Selznick (Brandon Leatherman) has shut down production of the film. It seems that “Gone With the Wind” is in trouble. To begin with, it doesn’t have a script—not a usable, working script anyway—so Selznick has called in the best script doctor in Hollywood, Ben Hecht (Langley McArol) to fix it, as well as director Victor Fleming (Doug Dodson), who has been working on “The Wizard of Oz.” Together with his secretary Miss Poppenghul (Pamela Grier), Selznick holds Hecht and Fleming captive for a week to mend the broken pieces of his film, only to discover that Hecht is apparently the only person in America who hasn’t read the book. In fact, we discover Hecht has no idea this film is set during the Civil War. Naturally, Fleming and Selznick decide they will act out the book so the screenwriter can prepare the script. It must be intimidating to portray three well-known, real people on stage. Selznick, Hecht and Fleming were never stars in the sense of Clark Gable (I believe it would be easier to play Gable, as we all would recognize the character quickly) but there remains a lot of easily accessible information about all three. Brandon Leatherman brings Selznick not as the all powerful movie mogul, though elements of that appear in the script. Instead for this week, he is a guy

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who has asked two of his closest friends to help him do something he can not do on his own: make a successful movie of “Gone with the Wind.” We see him at turns pleading, bargaining, and threatening. A character poses the question, “So movie producers are dictators?” Selznick responds, “No, Hitler wouldn’t have the vision to make a movie! Mussolini wouldn’t have the patience! And Stalin is too nice!” Still, he is neither supremely confident nor debonair during this time. Hecht is written to be his confidant—both about his personal life and his professional choices. In the first five minutes of the show, Selznick tells Hecht he fired George Cuckor from directing the film. Hecht is stunned: “Your kids call him Uncle George!” McArol’s calm understatement is a strong choice for the character of Hecht. Not only does it make his position as the voice of moderation more believable, but it makes the jokes funnier. Dodson as Fleming is the foil to the other two. Though all three have worked hard to get to the top of their professions, and all three have come form very poor circumstances, Fleming’s attitude and concerns are different than the other two. Dodson has a tough job trying to get the audience’s attention away from McArol and Leatherman, but he manages to get the limelight some of the time and still remain part of the ensemble. However, Dodson does come very close to stealing the show with his portrayal of Melanie in labor during the re-enactment of the book. I laughed so hard I thought my pancreas would burst! Pamela Grier as poor Miss Poppenghul is a charac-

ter that we can all relate to: the lowly secretary who works hard, gets no thanks, and makes every wish and whim of her boss come true. Though set in the late 1930s and discussing a book about the 1860s, this is, in fact, a timely play. It asks the audience to read critically. It asks the audience not to accept the events of the story or our world as inevitable, but to question things that do not ring true. Hecht’s own disbelief raises a valid question: “Our heroine, who doesn’t have the class to be a prostitute…is about to add child abuse to her resumé?” Hecht continually needles Selznick that the depictions of African Americans in the book and forthcoming film are inappropriate for the realities that the world was facing in the ‘30s. In real life, Hecht campaigned against the activities of the Ku Klux Klan, and eventually made The Negro Solider (a war time propaganda film that was the first to depict the contributions African Americans were making to the war effort) with Frank Capra. In “Moonlight and Magnolias,” Hecht wants Selznick to have the realization that local filmmaker Chip Hackler depicted for Capra in his film “Two Hours in the Dark”: He wants Selznick to realize the power he has to shape the way audiences see the world and behave in it, and he wants Selznick to use that responsibly. This question of responsibility and power within media is no less pertinent today than it was 80 years ago. Great comedy rings true: It is our mirror to ourselves. Big Dawg has selected a very funny show as a vehicle to discuss the questions we don‘t ask everyday, but should.

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colorful musical: ‘Hairspray’ opens at Thalian Hall main stage


airspray”—also known

as: AquaNet, a John Waters’ classic movie from 1988 and a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Despite a flimsy movie remake in 2007 (featuring John Travolta in drag, nonetheless), “Hairspray” is a story that touts colorful dancing and hairstyles, amid bigger-thanlife personalities, all under the guise of a civil rights message—something that continues its place in our current lexicon. Opera House Theatere Company will provide a perfect cherry atop their stellar summer season, showcasing exciting, uptempo dance numbers and songs only matched by bright, wacky costumes. The show centers around Tracy Turnblad, a plump teenager with a knack for dancing to her favorite daytime television show, “The Corny Collins Show.” When she breaks the typical teen starlet mold and lands the lead of the show, Tracy uses her position to help push through the racially tense atmosphere of early 1960’s Baltimore. While learning about the nearly nonexistent boundaries of love and the importance of friendship, she

by Emily Wilson Hairspray n stage Thalian Hall mai reet 310 Chestnut St -21, 8 p.m.; 18 8/3-7, 12-14, inee • $22-$25 Sun., 3 p.m. mat www.thalianhal 85 (910) 632-22 also learns about an over-arching struggle for equality and finds a way to make her mark on history. Director Ray Kennedy says his decision to do the show centered around much more than just a catchy soundtrack and fast moves. The story’s themes are every bit as relevant today as they were 50 years ago. The show brings up several lessons that many contemporaries would do well to heed. “In 1962, it was a real story about racial equality,” Kennedy explains. “Today, in 2011, the theme is just as alive and a part of our culture.”

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Kennedy—who has spent many years as a primary source for entertainment on cruise ships all across the world—met and directed several of “Hairspray’s” original 2003 Broadway cast members. Among them was Corey Reynolds, who played Seaweed, the character who falls in love with Tracy’s best friend, Penny, despite the disapproval of a racially ignorant group-think. This association normally would have made it hard to choose a character to reprise the role on the Thalian stage; luckily, Wilmington is not without its own whirlwind of talent. Taking the stage as the beloved Seaweed is none other than Tracy Bryd, who, along with his fellow “Moes,” stole most everyone’s heart in the Opera House production of “Five Guys Named Moe.” Playing the lead is Amy Rowland, a rising sophomore at UNC-Pembroke who will not be taking on Tracy Turnblad for the first time. With her standout experience, she’ll be backed by an incredible ensemble. The dancers on “The Corny Collins Show,” known as the “Nicest Kids in Town,” are played by a group who have spent so much time learning the choreography together, they naturally feed off of one another’s energy. One such actor, Dylan Fowler, has graced Wilmington’s theatre scene for more than half of his life. Fowler says he is constantly impressed by the talent in the show, which derives not only locally but from all across the state. Bringing to the stage a heartwarming dose of laughter is, of course, Tracy’s mother, Edna Turnblad, who has, from the genesis of “Hairspray,” been brought to life by a man, decorated with a little extra padding. That padding will be proudly flaunted by an ecstatic Jeffrey Phillips. His inspiration to play the part came years ago, as a young man seeing the original film. He says it completely opened his mind to the world—ultimately, even himself. “Growing up with a fundamental Southern Baptist background, I had never seen anything like it,” the actor recalls. Phillips has put his soul into the role by animating Edna with the correct proportions of hilarity and genuine heart. He has come to fully understand the metamorphosis of the woman

SASS AND STYLE: The cast of ‘Hairspray’ (l. to r. Amy Rowland, Jeff Phillips, Richard Bunting) brings larger-than-life entertainment to the stage of Thalian Hall. Courtesy photo.

“Edna crawls onstage,” he says, “part mother, tigress and frightened caterpillar. [She] flutters to her curtain call a glorious, powerful butterfly.” A lot of energy has gone into the labor of creating the womanly body of Edna. Phillips says it requires both “56EEE breasts” and a “rear end upon which tailgate parties could be staged.”After trying on nearly 12 variations of shoe sizes and types, Juli Harvey, costume designer, finally found a pair conducive to Phillips’ character. That’s the gem of Harvey’s professionalism: It’s all in the details. Her collaborations with world-famous evening-gown designer Sherri Hill will stand out, too. When all’s said and done, Harvey will have nailed the style and flair of the early 1960s. In fact, the sassy song-belting triplet known as “the Dynamites” has been outfitted in garb adding up to more than $5,000, when all is sang and done. “Hairspray” opens August 3rd and runs through Sunday, returning to the stage Friday through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m. the following two weekends. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from the Thalian Box Office at 910-632-2285.



love talks: CFTA showcases New Works Festival


Wilmington boasts a full

theatre scene, showcasing the talents of many actors, directors, theatre companies, musicians, and costume and set designers across town. Oftentimes, we (the audience) are treated to the classics of Broadway, a la “Ragtime” or “Anything Goes,” as well as Pulitzer Prize dramas like “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Of course, we also get cult classics, “Rocky Horror Show,” and smaller performances that do no less to convey broadened depth. Only during certain instances are we enlightened to the work of a script from local writers. Cape Fear Theatre Arts embraces the latter this week, thanks to their inaugural New Works Festival held at Thalian Hall’s studio theater through most of August. Beginning Wednesday, August 3rd, the festival encompasses nine plays, all hashed out by various local writers—most of whom aren’t even playwrights. Known as “How-to-Fall-in-Love-in-10-Minutesor-Less,” its director, Nicholas Gray, began molding the series a year ago around a significant theme to which most can relate. “In my original conception, I knew I wanted to bring a cohesiveness to [it],” he says, “which is why I decided on love. It’s a loose tie we’ve found, of course, as [it] comes from so many different places, offering very different perspectives and tones.” New Works will debut plays by Hilarie Burton (“White Collar,” “One Tree Hill”), local artist Isabel Heblich, former local thespian Ingrid Jungermann, local writer Brad Land (“Goat”), along with others, including Gray who has had plays featured in festivals in New York and D.C. Each writer was required to create his or her own love story with a few simple rules in mind: Make it less than 10 minutes, include only three characters and write within any setting. The outcome runs the gamut of storylines—from same-sex couples to prison-inmate pen pals, a down-on-her luck singleton to friends falling for each other thanks to a “murderous” cat. “I’m pretty honored that each playwright has entrusted me quite exclusively with their work,” Gray says. “Because of that, I have felt a great responsibility . . . and take it much to heart how their work should be individually presented.” A couple of writers have even dropped in on

by Shea Carver ove-inHow-to-Fall-in-L Less 10-Minutes-or io theater Thalian Hall stud reet 310 Chestnut St -21, 8 p.m. 18 4, 8/3-7, 11-1 inee • $14-$17 Sun., 3 p.m. mat www.thalianhal rehearsals and added insight to the progression of show. “That’s always an informed experience for myself and the actors,” he notes. “One of the things I’ve most enjoyed working on is the idea that in all cases but one, none of these characters have been performed before. The actor literally gets to create this character; I’ve encouraged them all to take that leap.” The cast is 11 strong, consisting of 21 roles. Morganna Bridgers, Rachael Moser, Caleb Andrew Ward, Christy Grantham, Declan Simmons and others are working without confinement to boundaries and previous interpretations. This can be ground-breaking for the escape of raw emotion, something which can’t be denied when dealing with love. “Love is easy for some, while not for others,” Gray, who also acts in the series, states. “Sometimes it comes from a chance meeting; other times, it can spring from a very dark tragedy. We see it all—I think it should be an entertaining ride for the audience.” The most challenging aspects of the production have been realized within set design. Nine different plays means various locales need to be represented, all with minimal stage time to switch and maneuver, as to avoid a fidgety audience. “Early in the game, I sought . . . to conceive projections that could be used for each piece,” Gray explains, “accompanied by a 15-piece color-coded block system that could ideally be used to make up any ‘set’ in the foreground of the space. I have had some really beautiful projections designed by local graphic artist Audrey Cregan. Terry Collins from Scenic Asylum has constructed the block system. The whole look of the show speaks to what I love most about theater: the magic of it!”

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one year wiser:


Projekte celebrates its first anniversary


radiTionaly, paper is The one-

year anniversary gift. There are all kinds of creative ways to give in this medium. Some write poems or songs. Others have stars named after each other and commit it to certificates. In the case of Bonnie England, who is celebrating the one-year mark with her beloved gallery, Projekte, she’s presenting the spot with a plane ticket to Brazil—metaphorically speaking, of course. She’s throwing a bossa nova-style bash for the neighborhood. encore talked to England about Projekte’s first year in Wilmington, what it brought to the neighborhood, and what Wilmington has to look forward to in the art space’s second year. encore: Congrats on the anniversary! How do you feel about the past year at Projekte? Bonnie England: It’s been a huge labor of love creating the space, full of joys and disappointments. But, overall, I feel a grand sense of accomplishment, and am quite happy with the outpouring of support for the unconventional space, the classes, the unique art and entertainment.

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s by Lauren Hodge niversar y Soiree An Projekte 1-Year . - 11 p.m. August 5, 8 p.m • Free 523 S 3rd Street e: What do you think the space has done for the neighborhood, the art community and Wilmington as a whole? BE: I’ve had feedback from the neighborhood that this has been a vital and welcome addition to the art and antique district [off Castle Street], which already boasts funky gift shops, cafes, antique stores and the like. I think that because Wilmington heralds so many richly talented artists, Projekte isn’t just another venue option for gallery space, but is uniquely different and caters to distinctly original styles and specialized genres of art-making. Projekte offers decidedly more than art; it also houses a design studio for Viola Blues Designs, a yoga and tai chi studio, an art classroom for children and adults, as well as a funky lounge for adults to kick back and enjoy jazz, bossa nova, hiphop and more. e: What have been the real ups and downs this year? BE: My father passed away a couple of months ago, and that shifted my focus quite a bit. Aside from that adversity, I’ve hosted a few Stop Titan Benefits that included local musicians and artists coming together and supporting the cause. That was quite nice. There’s been so many great exhibits, but the Art and Advocacy one in particular stands out because it involved spotlighting local artists who move out of their comfort zone and into Third World countries to impact communities in a positive way with their art. I would love to continue to find other local

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SAVE THE DATE: Projekte celebrates its oneyear anniversary with snacks, wine, dancing and Brazilian musician, Raphael Namé, on August 5. Photo by Shannon Rae Gentry.

artists who are doing the same, and, hopefully, help raise money and awareness for their causes. Projekte has positioned itself to provide a fantastic platform for fundraising even in economically challenged times. e: Do you have any great lessons learned that you can share with us? BE: My greatest obstacle has been trying to start a new business during our country’s poor economic state, but also realizing that in the midst of this global recession, there are still plenty of altruistic people willing to back life-changing causes, especially to those less fortunate. e: What goals do you have for this year? BE: I’d like to add more classes to the schedule. We currently offer four yoga classes, two Tai Chi classes and one art class, so I would definitely like to expand that, as well as introduce a small café menu in addition to our specialty coffees—pastries, soups, baked goods and my favorite: chocolate! Of course, each of these items would be artistically crafted and served in an enjoyable, relaxed, hip and Wi-Fi accommodating environment. I’m also planning on remixing, re-purposing and re-selling vintage furniture and retro home wares, since these are also projects I immensely enjoy. e: What is going on at the anniversary event? BE: A huge party is planned that includes live bossa nova-style music by Brazilian, Raphael Namé, along with heavy hors d’oeuvre, a wine tasting and plenty of dancing with friends! We made it to one year in these tough and challenging times—that’s huge and it’s proof of what can be accomplished with support from the whole community!


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!

1701 Wrightsville Ave (910) 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm is located at the corner of Wrightsville Ave. and 17th Street. Housed in an old gas station, we offer resident artists working in studios alongside a gallery space used to exhibit other artists work. We hope to connect artists’ with each other and offer many styles of work to fuel the public’s interest. Vol. 27: Works by Mike Brown, Eli Thompson, Carissa Iris, Kit Furderer and Tiffany Walls.

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35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - midnight Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm In our commission-free gallery, we are proud toWe are a commission-free gallery space dedicated to supporting the arts. Now showing Images of Distinction, a group exhibition by the Cape Fear Camera Club, through August. For more information, please call 910 797 3501 or visit www.

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332 Nutt Street • (910) 762-4207 In the Cotton Exchange Monday-Saturday: 10am-5:30pm Sundays: noon-4pm A retail gift gallery specializing in fine handcrafted art glass and metal sculpture. Rick Satava, known worldwide for his blown glass “jellyfishâ€? has introduced a new line of petro glyph and gold nautilus “baskets.â€? Layered with intricate design, these small to large vessels are an art collectors must have. Introduced to glass blowing in 1969, Rick opened his own studio in 1977. Well-known for his vivid colors and unique portrayal of nature, Satava’s works are included in numerous public and private collections throughout the world. Remember gift wrapping is FREE. Think of us for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and your own dĂŠcor. Located in The Cotton Exchange where parking is FREE while shopping or dining. Follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook by searching Crescentmoonnc!.

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14712 Hwy. 17 N. • (910) 270-5180 Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, or by appt. Hampstead, NC “Beautiful; lots of variety.â€? “Love the place.â€? “Beautiful art work.â€? “Very nice.â€? “Art rocks your socks, and you know that.â€? These are just what a few customers had to say about Hampstead Art Gallery. Come and tell us what you think. Affordable prices on prints and originals. Local artists with various styles and taste are just excited about having the opportunity to share their work with all art lovers. Our artists offer different sizes

ON EXHIBIT: The South End (Wrightsville Beach) Chip Hemingway Oil, 14� x 11� On display at New Elements Gallery. Courtesy photo.

from what we have on display and low rates on commissioned work. Owner Charles Turner invites all artists and art lovers to just hang out in our new Artist Lounge any time. Look for our upcoming expos and open house. Hampstead Art Gallery is located in Hampstead on the corner of Factory Road next to CVS Pharmacy.

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216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm Join us Friday, June 24th for the opening of our latest exhibition, “By the Seaâ€? and enjoy a celebration of summertime at the coast. Works by many of our gallery artists will be displayed in this themebased show, including Chip Hemingway, Nancy Tuttle May, Catherine Martin and Greg Osterhaus. An opening-night reception will be held at the gallery on June 24th from 6 until 9 pm in conjunction with downtown’s Fourth Friday Gallery Night. “By the Seaâ€? will remain on exhibit through July 16th.

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Chandler’s Wharf (FREE parking) 225 South Water Street • 910-763-3380 Tues – Sat 11-5 • Sun 1-4 Downtown Wilmington River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy Bush. In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show is sure to enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Brokenâ€?

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

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the chosen one:


Mike Malone tours U.S., living the comedy dream


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“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” If there’s one thing people from all walks of life mutually appreciate, it’s comedy. Renowned funny man Mike Malone has been delivering laughs and cleansing souls from the West to East Coasts all summer long, with his next stop being our very own Port City. With almost nine impressive years of standup under his belt, no one would have guessed Malone was unaware of his possibilities when first starting out. “I didn’t even know it was an option,” he says. “I grew up watching [and listening] to Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. So I thought you had to be ‘The Chosen One.’” However, being recognized as the self-proclaimed “fat kid in school” with a great sense of humor, it didn’t take long for Malone to find his perfect outlet. At age 19 he and a friend performed stand-up comedy for the first time at The Funnybone in his home state of Ohio. “We practiced night after night for two weeks until we had our five-minute routine down,” he recalls. “So we showed up [to a] sold-out show with 320 people packed in there.

ar by Danielle Dew Mike Malone 7 p.m. • $8-10 8/5-6 • Doors: edy Room Nutt Street Com . 255 N. Front St www.malonecom onecomedy And I caught the bug. I can’t go four days without being onstage.” Which is a good thing, because every time he takes the stage, the crowd is treated to a high-energy performance married with a plethora of personal stories. The formula behind his comedy is comprised of three equally important components: character work, energy and honesty. All stem from his comedic influences from childhood. “My character work is from watching Eddie Murphy for years, the energy and silliness comes from Steve Martin, and the honesty comes from the Richard Pryor influence,” he recalls. “Those were the guys I idolized growing up,—hell, I still do.”

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HAILING THE MASTERS: Mike Malone cites comedic greats Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy among his influneces. Courtesy photo.

Thus, Malone considers honesty the best policy. “I find the more honest you are, the harder they laugh,” he notes. “I did improv for years, so crowd work is probably 35 percent of my show, which is great because that makes every show different and unique.” The inimitable aspects of individual performances help the comedian gauge the success of each show. After years of practicing, Malone knows his material backward, forward and according to the comedian, “even in [his] sleep.” He undoubtedly knows what works, and what jokes the crowd will respond to. Therefore, he finds gratification in successful spontaneity. “I always judge a show by ad-libs,” he says. “When I ad-lib a line [while] doing crowd work or in the moment of a joke, and it works, that’s victory for me.” According to the comedian, he will be bringing “an unforgettable and interactive night of comedy” to the Port City not once, but twice, on August 5th and 6th at Nutt Street Comedy Room. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the laughter begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, available at, or $10 on the day of the show.

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ilmington is a Wonderful

city, and I absolutely adore living downtown. Yet, there is one looming problem almost every time I walk, ride a bike or even drive: Someone isn’t paying attention or caution to stop signs, signals or others who share the road–especially bikers or moped riders. The end result is often a little scare, fender bender or sometimes much worse. As readers may or may not know, local and much-beloved resident Sarah Nilson was involved in an accident July 1st. While riding her moped along with several friends following, an SUV turned directly into Nilson, seemingly sending her flying off her bike and breaking her leg (tibia and fibula). Nilson had 30-plus staples, in addition to a rod and pins added to her anatomy. Luckily, she is well on her way to recovery due to a positive spirit and active lifestyle. Friend Kelly Sweitzer believes recovery isn’t enough. For this reason, Sweitzer, along with countless friends and acquain-

Gentry by Shannon Rae nefit for a Road Rad: A be end friend on the m o Lounge Soapbox Laundr reet • $8-$10 255 N. Front St p.m. Friday, 8/5, 10 tances of Sarah, have pulled together to put on what they’ve deemed “Road Rad: A benefit for a friend on the mend.” “Everybody immediately wanted to help,” she says, “with a call to arms coming together within two days of the accident. Everyone really cares for Sarah. She’s a ray of sunshine and positive person.” Road Rad will feature popular local bands like Unholy Tongues, monkeyknifefight, Mortal Man and No Tomorrow, all connected somehow to Nilson and touched by her friendSTRENGTH AND SUNSHINE: Sarah Nilson



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ship. The benefit will also include a raffle, with prizes donated from the family of local businesses like Doublewide Skate and Surf, Chop’s Deli, Wilmington Tattoo, Flaming Amy’s, Mellow Mushroom, The Soapbox and more. The event’s Facebook page is already flooded with supportive comments and attendance confirmations.

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What started as reaching a helping hand to a friend has become very much about awareness of cars and bikes sharing the road. “It’s not a new thing we’re trying to do,” Sweitzer says, “because it’s not a new problem.” Awareness events are already in place, like Wilmington’s Critical Mass, which takes place on the last Friday of every month. It draws attention to using bikes as transportation and sharing the road. “We’re already talking about making this a yearly event, too,” Sweitzer adds. Nilson, who has bartended for the Soapbox for almost eight years, as well as at Satellite, couldn’t be more touched by her friends’ actions and support. “I don’t even know how to show my gratitude because it’s super overwhelming,” she says. But she insists that Road Rad should be more about people learning what it means to be safe and supportive of all drivers on Wilmington’s roadways more than her specific recovery. “I love to ride [mopeds and bikes] because I’ve never had a license,” Nilson admits. “I’m definitely scared now, [but] I don’t think I would ever not ride.” Steve Hart of the band No Tomorrow was one of the first to jump in for his friend and the cause. As Hart sees it, riding is more than a hobby or transportation; it’s a lifestyle—a needlessly dangerous one at times. “I’ve been hit on my bike,” he reveals, “and I’ve known a lot of people who’ve been hit. I think it is something drivers don’t think about. I feel like there are a lot of new people using bikes as transportation that probably don’t pay attention.” Safety on the roads is a shared responsibility, a collaboration between drivers, bikers, mopeders and pedestrians. There’s no room for blame, just acceptance of one another—a tune the Soapbox will be singing until everyone is safe on the road. To show support for a good cause and help out a community friend of downtown, the Soapbox Laundro-Lounge hosts a bevy of local bands and prizes from favorite restaurants and businesses. Road Rad will be held Friday, August 5th, at 10 p.m.-ish, with doors opening earlier and tickets selling for $8 or $10 for people under 21.

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soundboard a preview of tunes all over town this week t the a lo F t ’ n Do am! Mainstre WED., AuguST 3 Jazz Jam —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 Kinlaw & Johnson Band —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 Gary allen’s acoustic open mic —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 roB ronner —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 leGree & zac nye’s acoustic —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 dJ shaft —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704 KaraoKe with dJ Brewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 open mic niGht —Genee’s, inside America’s Best Value Inn, 4903 Market St.; 799-1440 KaraoKe —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 dJ sir nicK Bland —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 live Jazz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 dJBe eXtreme KaraoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 tanstrum —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 JunKrod —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 Jeremy norris —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 open mic niGht —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 dJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

EXTRA SPICY: Dan Raridan and the Calientes take on Juggling Gypsy for indie music night on Tuesday, August 9th. Raridan is an experienced composer, creating his own tunes since 1979. Courtesy photo.

the Get down Jam with the casserole —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 Kersten capra —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 live acoustic —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 Kent Knorr —Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2251

ThuRS., AuguST 4 trivia with party Gras dJ —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Centre Dr.; 509-0805 dJBe eXtreme KaraoKe —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 dJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

trivia with dJ —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 dJ Battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 KaraoKe with scott —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 live acoustic —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KaraoKe —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 live Jazz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 dJ lord walrus —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 duelinG pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 3 penny acre —Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport Supply Rd.

Ste 1, St. James; 200-7785 rio Bravo, KinGs of the weeKend, nice to meet you James —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 sea pans —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 susan savia —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 Bad news Bears —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 fried lot —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 sinGlefin and friends —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 top 40 dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

firedance & drums @ dark, dJ miT PsyTrance (11Pm) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 karaoke —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 oPen mic wiTh Jeremy norris —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 Lisa & GaLen —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999

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dueLinG Pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 dJ BaTTLe —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 karaoke —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 dJ dr. Jones —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 house/Techno dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ wiLLie sTyLez —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 acousTic Jazz Piano wiTh James Jarvis —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 kersTen caPra —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 arTisT symPosium —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704 karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; on Tuesday, 341-0001 dJ —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 Live music —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 dJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 srvT: sTevie ray vauGhan TriBuTe —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133 overTyme —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 T.o.m.d. (GraTefuL dead TriBuTe) —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 remind us aGain —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 dave maTThews Band TriBuTe —Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349 TreBLemakers (8Pm-12am, Tiki sTaGe); dJ dane BriTT (10Pm-12am, inside)

—Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 TyLer simmons —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 unhoLy TonGues, monkeyknifefiGhT, morTaL man, no Tomorrow —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 dJ P funk —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 karaoke —Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910328-4090 Jazz wiTh Benny hiLL —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 sound doG —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 masonBoro sound —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 BuLLs on Parade (raGe aGainsT The machine TriBuTe) —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 The wiLminGTon BiG Band —Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700

SATuRdAY, AuguST 6 karaoke —Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910328-4090 dJ sir nick BLand —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 dJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 dJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 dJ —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 dJ BaTTLe —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 house/Techno dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 karaoke wiTh dJ mick —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 dueLinG Pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 karaoke wiTh freddie —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 ron eTheridGe —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 cLanG QuarTeT, BaPTizer, cheezface, mecanikiLL —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

PainTed man —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133 masonBoro sound —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 BaLd fury (8Pm-12am Tiki sTaGe); dJ dane BriTT (10Pm-2am inside) —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 James Jarvis —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 L shaPe LoT —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 zukimoon —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040 miGhTy mcfLy —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 BeaTLes, Jimmy BuffeTT and BLues —Covenant Moravian Church, 4126 S. College Rd., 264-0213 Benny hiLL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 shoveLs & roPe feaTurinG cary ann hearsT and michaeL TrenT, Barnraisers, my wonderfuL machine —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 GoLLum, make, hare krishna —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 mike o’donneLL duo —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269

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all hail the red, white and blue:

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A comic-book movie that works


ome comic-book heroeS are

tailor-made for the big screen. The iconic and dark crime stories of “Batman” seem perfectly suited for a film. The high-tech action of “Iron Man” is something that makes for a good popcorn movie, as does the epic fantasy landscapes of Asgard in “Thor.’ The one comic adaptation I was most intellectually curious and concerned about was “Captain America.” “Captain America” was one of those superheroes I always loved as a kid, but as I get older, I begin to understand the ridiculousness of a guy who puts on a red, white and blue uniform—complete with tiny eagle wings on his head. He fights for truth, justice and the American way. He came from an irony-free time where a guy dressed like a flag could kill our enemies with a wink and a smile, and plant the stars ‘n’ stripes in the ass cracks of our fallen enemies. His origin was always a little less nuanced than other comic-book alter egos. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a scrawny kid who wants to punch Nazis in the face, but his health issues prevent him from enlisting. He’s an honest, well-intentioned guy who only wants to do what is right. He’s given the opportunity to serve his country by becoming a guinea pig for some army scientists who turn him into a super-soldier by shooting him up with a special serum and exposing him to radiation. The experiment is a success, and just like that, scrawny Steve Rogers is transformed into the embodiment of everything right with our way of life. The army uses him as a poster boy to sell war bonds, dressing him in a ridiculous outfit, teaming him with some leggy dames and trotting him out to audiences with the USO. While Steve is glad to help, he was hoping his involvement in the war would involve more machine guns and less choreography. While touring through Europe, Steve finally gets his chance to shine, heading into enemy territory to rescue some captured soldiers from the evil organization known as Hydra. Led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hydra has gone from the scientific wing of the Nazi army to its own evil organization with its own schemes for world domination. With the help of a relic known as “the cosmic cube,” he now has an arsenal that includes laser guns, gigantic building-sized tanks, and bombs that can wipe cities off the map in microseconds. Since total annihilation and enslavement of the human race don’t really match up with America’s foreign policy, we send Captain America and friends to save the day. Captain America is an earnest character in an extremely earnest film. The line between

by Anghus a Captain Americ e ans, Tommy Le Starring Chris Ev Weaving Jones and Hugo


the past few years, “Captain America” feels most closely linked to the source material. This is a grand comic-book-style movie. There aren’t any overblown themes or valuable lessons. It’s just good, old-fashioned, action-adventure filmmaking at its finest. The action is big and

this week in film The Great Dictator Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8 p.m. • Free 8/7: The Great Dictator (1940)—In a satire on Nazi Germany, dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a double—a poor Jewish barber—who one day is mistaken for Hynkel. This classic, surrealist film is directed, written and starring a verbose Charles Chaplin.

Tree of Life Cinematique Thalian Hall Studio Theatre 310 Chestnut Street • 7:30 p.m., $7

CLEAN-CUT CRIME FIGHTER: Chris Evans stars as Captain America, a superhero that seeks justice for all. Courtesy photo.

right and wrong is as clearly drawn as the red and white on an American flag. The Red Skull is evil. Captain America is everything right with the world: He’s a boy scout who always does the right thing and will sacrifice himself if necessary to save the lives of others. It’s funny when compared to our current cynical age how refreshing a clean-cut do-gooder seems. There’s no dark side or hidden agenda. Steve Rogers is the kind of person we all wish we were a little more like. Director Joe Johnston captures the spirit of the character and revels in the way he gets to stage his own wacky version of World War II. More than any other comic-book film wihin

bright; the movie isn’t afraid to poke fun of the propaganda-like nature of a guy in tights, clad in red, white and blue. Chris Evans has been around for awhile, but it seems he’s finally found a role that could bring him crossover success. He develops the kind of sincerity to a role that could have easily ended up cornier than a river of Canola. Not everyone throws themselves into the film with Evans’ energy. Tommy Lee Jones sleepwalks through a textbook-commanding officer role. Hugo Weaving does his best to make Red Skull remorselessly evil but doesn’t really have anything to do other than opine about world domination. There’s not a lot of nuance to “Captain America.” Nuance would have strangled a movie like this. Still, it’s a fun, action-packed adventure, with a little romance, and it ends up being pretty damn endearing.

8/8-10: The Tree of Life—The impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years, as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). 2 hr. 18 min. Rated PG-13.

Movies at the Lake Carolina Beach Lake Park At dusk, FREE 8/7: Gnomeo and Juliet A family-affair, the Carolina Beach Lake Park transforms into an outdoor theater, as folks relax on the lawn over picnics and concessions sold on site. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. The Chamber of Commerce hosts a food drive benefiting a local charity weekly; bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Films are free and open to the public. “Gnomeo & Juliet” is an animated adventure following the story of neighboring gardens at war—Montague vs. Capulet. But the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. All AreA movie listings And pArAgrAph synopses cAn be found At

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surfers of yesteryear:


Will Lucas catches a culture in significant retrospection


hirTeen years ago, will lucas

like my movie. [Laughs] I need to be cognizant of who I am and who the audience is. My youngest daughter helps me with all the DVD artwork and she made sure that you could see from the cover that this is a movie about “back when.” The worst thing we could do is try to draw people into the movie thinking it’s something it’s not.

no by Alex Pomplia er’s End Surfing at Summ blic Librar y New Hanover Pu toff Rd. 1241 Military Cu • Free 8/5, 6:30 p.m.

was a once-upon-a-time surfer landlocked in Washington, D.C. working as a vice president in marketing. However, one day Lucas decided to sever ties with the concrete jungle and return to the coast. Seeing that surfing changed a great deal since its humble beginnings, Lucas traded in his surfboard for a video camera with one goal in mind: to portray realistic representation of surf culture as it was in the ‘60s. The 65-year-old from Florida has just finished his fourth documentary, a 75-minute film entitled “Surfing at Summer’s End.” With footage spanning two decades from the Carolinas to Europe, the film discusses how surfing became a life-changing experience for so many people during its earliest roots. encore sat down with the documentarian to discuss how an unbridled passion for the glory days of surfing changed his life forever.

with editing my own films and friends’ [films] in the ‘80s, but it was nothing serious—just putting together fun films. In 1998, I decided to quit my job, end my career, went through a divorce and moved away—all that midlife crisis stuff. [Laughs] I moved to Ocean City, Maryland, started up a corporation, Surf 64 Productions, and have been feeding that ever since. For 13 years I’ve been doing these interviews, and I’ve met so many great people, it’s unbelievable.

encore: When did you make the transition from surfer to filmmaker? Will Lucas: I started surfing in 1964, so I’ve been surfing 47 years. I started playing around

e: This is your fourth documentary, how does it differ from your previous outings? WL: My learning curve has gone up in many respects—not just logistically, but with au-

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e: For me, old Super 8 footage of surfing is emblematic of several things: the beginning of surf-inspired music, fashion, slang and, ultimately, the birth of a counterculture. WL: Exactly. I love working with old film because it’s typically fuzzy and washed out. That’s how we watched it growing up in that era. It leaves a lot to the imagination. I also love preserving it; a lot of people put this footage away and never see it again, and I get them to pull it out and I burn it to DVD for them. DAYS OF OLD: Will Lucas creates documentaries involving antique surf footage. Courtesy photo.

thoring, editing and making it more meaningful. With three [documentaries] behind me, I have more people coming forward and trusting me with their old films and to treat their stories with respect. e: The theme of nostalgia seems to play a large factor in ‘Surfing at Summer’s End.’ WL: Absolutely. I tried to make this much more appealing to baby boomers—people of my age group—and pay tribute to them. There’s a lot in those videos that they can relate to whether they’re surfers or not. That being said, I still recognize it’s a very limited market for what I’m doing. Most surfers [now] are younger and aren’t into [old footage] at all—and probably won’t

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e: Wilmington-based musician Jerry Powell contributed several songs to the soundtrack of the film. How did you two meet? WL: I interviewed a guy from Wilmington for my last project in 2004; he was friends with Jerry and sent his CD over to me. I was blown away with the music. [I said], ‘Here’s a guy who is not only an older surfer—he’s 60 now—but he writes beautiful music!” It just hit home with me. So I got his contact information, began e-mailing him, and we struck up a relationship. He and his wife came down to Florida to surf, and stayed at my house and it was like we’d known each other all our lives. His music plays a huge part in the film; it fits perfectly with the theme of the movie. e: What’s next on your agenda—another documentary? WL: I don’t have any plans. It’s a three-year process. I go into this creative mode that lasts about six months, and as quickly as that comes, it goes away. When I finish I say, ‘I’m done, [for good].’ But, in the past three months, people have started to contribute a ton of film and music. If all that continues to happen, I can say for sure I’ll continue to archive and interview, [but] whether I have the energy and creativity to finish another project ... I don’t know. Right now I’m inspired, that’s all I can say.


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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 11am - 11pm; Sat & Sun 11am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ MUSIC: Music every Sun. 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 & Conch Fritters to name a few. Larger Plates include Plancha grilled Painted Hills

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Steaks, Blackend Red Drum Filet, Charleston Crab Cakes, Tempura OBX Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen Trigger fish. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts from Alan DeLovely. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and Mon. Sat. 5pm-9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List

Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 5pm. Sat. at the farmers market. Thurs.- Sat. nights on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm – 3:00am.Fibbers on Sun. nights Until 3am. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD Downtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch time delivery downtown


Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for complete sense indulgence. 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 4:00pm-6:30pm. Don’t forget to try downtown’s best kept secret for Sunday Brunch from 11am-3pm. 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 & DINNER: Tues. – Sat. 11am – 9 pm. Enjoy Sunday Lunch and Brunch 11am – 3pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Sunday Brunch / Wilmington’s only dock’n’dine restaurant. ■ WEBSITE:

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: Mon-Sat 11am2am and Sun 12pm-2am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Friday and Saturday nights at both locations. ■ WEBSITE:

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For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington.



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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.11am-10pm; Tues.- Fri.: 11am – 11pm; Sat.: 10am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ fEatURING: Daily blackboard specials. ■ MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30pm ■ WEBSItE:

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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. ■ SERVING BREakfaSt, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.Sat.. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ fEatURING: Waterfront dining ■ WEBSItE:

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Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. ■ SERVING DINNER: Tues.- Sun. 5pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ fEatURING: 70s menu every Friday ■ 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.10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ fEatURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSItE:


Temptations Everyday Gourmet draws diners in by droves thanks to their creative menu selections, an extraordinary inventory of fine wines (over 300 varieties all without restaurant markups) and trained staff that go beyond culinary excellence. Recognized as Best Lunch Spot by WWAY in 2011, as well as having its chef, Michael Comer, touted among the top three best chefs in Wilmington, according to StarNews’ Taste of Wilmington 2010, Temptations offers two locations to serve Wilmingtonians. Located in Hanover Center for 25 years, signature items include their Homemade Chicken Salad and Turkey, Brie and Apple Sandwich, as well as their Porter’s Neck location’s Pimiento Cheeseburger. The Porter’s Neck location also serves an expanded dinner menu, which changes weekly. Their daily features, including specialty soups, salads, quiche and paninis, keeps patrons busy choosing healthy, fast foods whether dining onsite or back at the office. in fact, ask Temptations about their Office Party Menu for your next gathering. Their gourmet retail shop provides unique gourmet gift items featuring many locally made specialty foods, chocolates and goodies. ■ SERVING LUNCH: Hanover Center, 3501 Oleander Dr., Ste 13. Mon.-Sat., 11am – 6pm (Closed Sundays) ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Porter’s Neck Center, 8207 Market St., Ste F. Mon. Wed., 10am8:30pm; Thurs.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Dinner features begin at 5pm. (Closed Sundays)



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Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade 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, 98% Turkey, and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open seven days from 11am-4pm, late night hours are Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; (910) 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm Sun-Wed, and 6pm3am Th-Sat. (910) 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 4523952. 11am-7pm Mon-Sun; South Howe St. in Southport, (910) 457-7017 (CLOSED FOR THE SEASON UNTIL EASTER WEEKEND); 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, (910) 458-5778; 1250 Western Blvd., Unit L-4 Jacksonville, (910) 228-0952, opened MonSun 11am-9pm. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416. ■ 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:

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Now with two convenient locations to serve you, Big Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews, Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake, made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 763-3035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sun.. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588) ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open for Lunch M-F 11-2:30; Dinner M-Th 5-9; F-Sa 5-10; Sun. 5-9. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown and North Wilmington ■ fEatURING: Vegetarian/vegan options.

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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


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


If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Tues.- Fri. 11am- 2pm; Sat. 12pm – 3pm for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5pm – 10pm for dinner. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Balinese dancer every Fri. night. ■ WEBSITE:


Espresso. Panini. Martini. Rome and Paris meet Manhattan and San Francisco in this new Euro-American eatery and martini bar in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Nestled inside the Hotel Tarrymore on the corner of Second and Dock streets, Press 102 offers the finest espresso and French press coffee made exclusively from locally roasted beans and more Panini creations this side of Tuscany. Boasting more than a hundred different wine labels and an endless va-

riety of freshly pressed fruit and herb inspired martini cocktails foodies also enjoy a sophisticated evening menu that includes shrimp and grits made with red-eye gravy and a perfectly grilled New York strip bathed in a basil caramel and white balsamic reduction. Glass tile and eclectic mirrors make for a cozy bar and bistro seating at Press 102 and up to 60 guests can also enjoy outdoor patio seating surrounded by flowers and passersby. Large parties of up to 120 are welcome in the Veranda Room overlooking Dock Street. (910) 399-4438. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Wed. - Sat. 8am - until and Sunday brunch from 9am-3pm, ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Wilmington’s Best Panini, according to encore readers ■ WEBSITE:




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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. 11am – 10pm.; Fri. & Sat. 11am – 11pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials ■ 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” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810. ■ SERVING DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 5:00 – 10pm.; Fri. and Sat., 5pm – Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Upstairs sofa bar serving cocktails and lighter fare. ■ WEBSITE:


Try something different to eat! Our Crêpes & More, a family owned and operated French Crêperie, is serving authentic, homemade French cuisine to dine in or to go. Everything on their menu is under $10, and is a healthy alternative, while eating a savory meal or sweet treat. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon treat, everything on the menu is available. On the Savory side, the Uzès, Quebec, Tahiti or Provencale are among the most popular. Their homemade Ratatouille, South France type sub like the Pain Bagnat or Croque-Monsieur are worth the detour too! On the sweet side, The Versailles, St- Tropez or Crazy Nutella (with homemade Nutella ice cream) will make you come back for more! They also serve Fresh Salads or Soups depending on the seasons, amazing all natural Homemade Sorbet & Ice Cream, Croissant & Chocolate Croissant. Open all day with free WiFi and live French radio, Our Crepes & More is a pleasant yet casual place to unwind. Our Crepes & More can accommodate large parties! STARTING JUNE 5th OPEN SUNDAYS FOR BRUNCH! ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Monday, 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday 9am-8pm. Sunday brunch ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Vegetarian and gluten-free options. Free Wi-Fi.. ■ 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:


Giorgio’s is a locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Offering age-old traditions and timeless recipes, perfection is accomplished by combining the perfect cuisine and atmosphere for a dining experience that is not soon forgotten. With over 50 years of cooking experience under one roof, the smells of old-fashioned home cooking float through the air creating that comforting feeling of home-away-from-home! From old world style dishes to modern day creations, the menu showcases multiple flavors that will tempt the palate of the most discriminating connoisseurs. A Monkey Junction landmark for over 12 years! 5226 S College Rd.,Wilmington (910) 790-9954. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon.- Thurs. 11am. – 9:30am; Fri. 11am-10:30pm; Sat. 12pm-10:30pm Sun. 11:30am – 9:30pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons. ■ WEBSITE:


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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. 11am2:30pm and from 5-10pm. Open Sun from 5pm10pm. ■ 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 GlutenFree 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 9am to 7pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. 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., 11am–6pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-6pm(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am7pm; Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-6pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. ■ 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) 2519444, 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:




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:

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The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is eco-friendly 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




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 attibutes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Sugnature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-392-6313; ■ ■ ■ ■



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. Familystyle to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. ■ ■ ■ ■

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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 11am to 9pm and on Sundays from 11am to 8pm.Closed Mon. and Tuesdays.

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Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near 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

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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 reubens, 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: 11am – late. Sun. at noon. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Dueling pianos every Thurs.,

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love for the nc coastline: Jeffrey Pompe discovers all about it in ‘Altered Environments’




by Tiffanie Gabr

Author Jeffrey Pompe and his wife, Kathleen. Courtesy photo. never forget an argument I had one

afternoon with my sister-in-law’s husband. During their visit, we drove to an Italian deli on Topsail Beach. On the drive we passed gorgeous multilevel houses speckled across the shoreline. Some were finished, and their pastel colors sparkled in the sun, almost inviting us in for a glass of sweet tea. Further down, more were under development. While I admit it did seem as though they were built on top of one another, they were still beautiful, and I still dreamed out loud about owning one. This dream sparked a very uncomfortable debate inside the car. My sister in-law’s husband was appalled and irritated that I even fathomed the idea of living here. “It’s stupid,” he said flatly. “Residents bitch and moan, and act shocked when a hurricane comes and blows it all away. What did they expect? It’s their own fault for building on a changing coastline. And they rebuild! Rich people and their money… ” He judged. I was stunned at his aggression toward me, but he has his masters in geology so I suppose he feels entitled to his pejorative decrees. Without argument, the continuous assault of nature makes the fragile barrier islands of our coastal regions some of the most rapidly changing locations in not only North Carolina but the country and the world. The issue does get confounded when human activity and development contributes to the mix. But can there be a balance? Can one maintain a goal to enjoy the NC coast and its beauty while respecting its space as well? According to author and professor, Jeffrey Pompe, the answer is, yes. In his new book, “Altered Environments: The Outer Banks of North Carolina,” Pompe explores the intricate and difficult interactions between nature and human habitation on our irrepressible and gentle Outer Banks.

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With help from his wife, Kathleen Pompe, together they engage modern and historic snapshots, maps and illustrations of geographic and ecological changes that have taken place over centuries, all while evaluating efforts available to help preserve these lands. By conveying well-spoken narrative that considers communal, environmental and economic issues that are imperative to populaces of the shore, Pompe keeps the human desire to live by the water in mind without being condescending. “My wife and I have done a lot of traveling, and we were traveling the Outer Banks’ lighthouses and enjoying the seashore,” he says. “We found it fascinating. The Outer Banks are particularly one of the most interesting topics in the country.” Though my sister-in-law’s husband was right about the constant changing shorelines and influx of development and erratic power of Mother Nature, some folks consider it as much a part of the allure of our coastline as anything. “When we talk about altered environments it’s not just the natural environment,” Pompe explains, “but the human environment as well.” A Pittsburgh native, Pompe now lives moments from the openness of the water and has been teaching as a professor of economics at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, for over 20 years. It took half of his career to put together this educational read. “Humanity and nature are more intertwined than we think,” he explains. Environmental derogation, climate change, run-off and pollution are a double-edged sword to living within their confines. “There’s an interrelationship. There’s also a certain amount of courage to be on the Outer Banks. They are susceptible to the worst hurricanes. There’s uncertainty, but more importantly there’s a hearty type of people that enjoy the challenge that shouldn’t be judged for it.”

When it comes to truly building a home and life near the shore, Pompe says one must endure more planning. It’s not just about taking in the area’s beauty; it’s about understanding its infrastructure, history, community and developing a level of respect for it all. “For better or worse people are encouraged to build and to develop [in the Outer Banks],” Pompe continues. “I love the shoreline myself. The vastness of the ocean is amazing. There’s a lot of activity that’s desirable. It’s an interesting issue, because before the 1970s, you wouldn’t see these houses, because you couldn’t get flood insurance. Now, it’s available.” Certainly, “Altered Environments: The Outer Banks of North Carolina” is the perfect tool to utilize and gain appreciation for coastal living. The best part: One doesn’t have to have a masters in geology to understand it. “So many want to live by the water, especially in the summer, and I don’t blame them,” Pompe shares, “but once this is accomplished, many don’t want anyone else to move there.” The reality is: Growth on our coast is inevitable. With it comes the hand of human pollution, but according to Pompe, “environmental issues have higher potential to get more hazardous when it comes to maintaining a sustainable community.” Thus, he hopes readers approach “Altered Environments” not just for enjoyment but education. “Blackbeard the pirate or the Wright Brothers— there’s a unique history in the beauty that’s available to us,” he says. “And we should love it. We should want to be near it. Mostly, I hope people develop a level of respect for the issues coastal communities must deal with.” To order Pompe’s book, visit the University of the South Carolina Press at

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Comic Con is an all-access pass to insanity


or one week each year, san Diego becomes the center of the entertainment universe. What started as a gathering place for comic-book lovers and science-fiction fanatics has become something far more complex. It’s a veritable pop-culture blender of movies, TV shows, comics, video games, role playing and some activities that defy explanation. I’ve been to comic conventions before, but San Diego Comic Con has become more like a Woodstock, err Bonnaroo, for all things geek. Each year over 100,000 people descend on the city for four days of events. At any given moment, there are a dozen different panels being hosted and hundreds of companies vying for attention. There are concerts, movie premieres and late-night parties. Essentially, there’s a good time to be had. It’s overwhelming at first. Picture the population of Wilmington crammed into a 10block radius. There are people everywhere. Crossing the street often felt like a scene out of “Braveheart,” with two armies charging at one another. It’s an agoraphobic’s


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worst nightmare. The main hall features trade show-style booths, from artists, comic book publishers and television networks. Within the first hour, I had seen Johnny Knoxville, bumped into legendary comic creator Stan Lee and witnessed a dozen girls dressed like Catwoman. The senses are under constant assault. Loud speakers blare out announcements about upcoming events and guests. The roar of conversations from the tens of thousands inside fill every corner of the main hall. At every turn, someone is trying to hand off promotional items. I didn’t so much walk as weave my way through seas of fans. Every major film studio and television network is hocking their wares, pushing the new shows for their fall schedule. Video game companies are giving fans an opportunity to play un-released games which have months before they see the inside of any player’s box Speaking of fans, there are a lot! Dedicated, passionate people who aren’t afraid

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to get a little crazy. Dressing up in costume is commonplace at Comic Con. Those who do dress up put a lot more effort into their getup than the typical store-bought Halloween costume. These are intricate—at times, extremely impressive—styles of fabric, hardware and studio-professional makeup. Sure, there are a fair variety of bargain-basement Batmen and some Jokers who look like they spent a little too much time in Mom’s eye shadow, but there’s some real craftsmanship to be seen. Just like Halloween, it’s hard to ignore the scantily clad women in costume. Sociologically, it’s the most fascinating aspect of the main hall. Watching these young ladies walking around in almost nothing, posing for photos, which are being taken primarily by guys. I tried to wrap my head around the appeal. Yes, it’s nice to see an attractive girl dressed in skintight leather, or see a dozen girls dressed in the “Slave Leia” costume from “Return of the Jedi.” I’m a guy and a geek, and the last time I checked, I wasn’t dead. But when piles of guys crowd around women with cameras, snapping photo after photo, it makes one ponder the creep factor. These are 40-year-old men snapping photos of 20-year-old barely dressed women. Maybe it would seem less weird if there weren’t 10,000 kids in attendance. Seeing these women ogled by middle-aged men is a fabulous psychological quandary. For the true fan, there’s a lot to experience at Comic Con. Within the span of a couple of hours, I had gone from listening to Francis Ford Coppola opine about the future of digital cinema, to hearing 2,000 girls scream like rabid wombats over members of the “Twilight” cast, to watching 1,000 fans dressed like zombies parading downtown. Five minutes later I saw a flash mob of Arabian dancers performing in front of the convention center. Comic Con is kind of like going to Disneyland. There are cool things to see, fun things to do, and lines that seem to stretch

OVERZEALOUS ZOMBIE: Comic Con, held in San Diego every year, is filled with enthusiastic fans dressed as Princess Leia, Batman and, yes, zombies. Courtesy photo.

into infinity. There’s a line for everything: to get Joss Whedon’s autograph, to attend a panel featuring the cast of the “The Amazing Spider-Man,” to go to the bathroom, or get a table in a restaurant within 10 blocks of the convention. Much of the fun of Comic Con is just being there at the epicenter. Being part of the manic energy that permeates every venue. Getting the chance to listen to a respectable writer talk about his trade or to geek out over the cast of a favorite TV show. This is truly an event for the most devoted fans, and they’re rewarded with four days of allaccess insanity.


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Cool off with current trends setting our city afire gettin’ crafty

No, we don’t mean with paints and popsicle sticks (although those are fun, too). We’re talking hops and malts. Small, regional breweries are pouring liquid innovation into frosty mugs all over the place these days, and beer fanatics just can’t get enough. It seems folks are expanding their “beer repertoire” by bringing an open mind to the bar and stepping away from mild, cookie-cutter lagers like those from “The Big Three.” Recently, SweetWater Brewing Company from Atlanta, Georgia, invaded Wilmington pubs with their 420 Extra Pale Ale, Blue and IPA. Several North Carolina breweries are joining in on the trend as well. Newbies can get acquainted with the craft beer frenzy by tasting Carolina Brewery’s (Chapel Hill, NC) Sky Blue. It offers a hazy golden color and light, semi-fruity—but not overpowering—flavor. Weeping Radish’s OBX is another perfect summer brew—a lovely Kölsch-style ale with a crisp, grassy flavor. For an added bonus, this Grandy, NC, microbrewery is the state’s oldest—25 years strong. Those reaching out for a greater kick of flavor should try the Cannonball Double IPA or Buckshot Amber Ale from Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co. out of Greensboro, NC. During a recent tasting at Wrightsville Beach’s Lighthouse Beer and Wine, I met Bob High, the brewery’s brand manager for the eastern sales region. He claims the “tipping point” has been reached in NC’s craft beer scene. “You are more in-tune with your community, your social environment and your state if you are supporting local business,” he says. “Along with bakeries, produce and many oth-

CRAFTASTIC: Cannonball IPA is a strong, flavorful beer from Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co. of Greensboro, NC.

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er by Bethany Turn and Shea Carver er industries here, fresher is better! Folks in this great state have realized that the businesses around them are making products as fine as anywhere in the world.” High explains the small batches made in regional breweries create a more intimate brewing and drinking experience, from recipe inception to final product. “We research, inspect, taste and then discuss the finer points of our ingredients,” he says. “We are constantly improving our brands and working on our craft.” Many microbreweries have an authentic nostalgia for the place their original flavors develop. It tastes good on the palate and feels good on the wallet. “We live here. We pay taxes here,” High says. “We employ tons of North Carolinians and are very interested in the future of [our state]. All of our clients are working together to keep the focus on our communities. We stay in touch, constantly looking for ways we can use our growing business to help the individuals, companies and nonprofits that are fighting the good fight for all of us. The least we can do is raise a glass of fresh local ale in their honor.”

pop! goes the...

We’ve seen it in Los Angeles and New York City—vogue shoppers and chic diners are getting exclusive deals and dinner menus as “pop-up” stores and restaurants set up shop for limited-time-only gigs. Wilmington is catching the trend and has its own smart, stylish society just waiting to get in on the scene. A few weeks ago, Lumina Clothing held a pop-up retail store on the 23rd block of Market Street, in what was last known as Lulu’s Garage. The clothing company makes tailoredfit pants and button-up shirts for men, as well as a plethora of brightly colored bow and neck ties. Although the shop lasted only 12 hours total, open on a Saturday and Sunday, the urgency of the deal drove shoppers in from all parts of the port city. “We got customer interaction from people who had a lot of input,” Paul Connor, director of operations, explains. “We made some friends and met company owners who wanted to collaborate. The pop-up shop being a ‘different bear’ attracted publicity and recognition.” Connor says the most intriguing aspect of pop-up retail is the ability to connect on a more personal level with consumers. “This faceto-face time helps us understand a regional

CULINARY CONNOISSeURS: (l. to r.) Chefs Matthew Gould and Sean Pascarelli founded Canapé, Wilmington’s first pop-up restaurant, which makes its debut Aug. 22nd. Courtesy photo.

market’s wants, needs, acceptance and gives us a great way to network with local people. We are able to set up our temporary space to completely encapsulate our style, vision, beliefs, purpose and cause.” On the culinary scene, local chefs Matthew Gould and Sean Pascarelli are sharing in the pop-up concept with guests for one night only—August 22nd. “We don’t want to give too much of the menu away,” Gould, a sous chef for Caprice Bistro, says, suspending an element of surprise in how diners view menus. “We can say this: Flavors will explode, melt on your tongue, dazzle your eyeballs and bring back memories of childhood.” Spawned from a trip to Charleston, in which a pop-up restaurant was being advertised in a local paper, Gould decided Canapé needed to debut in Wilmington—more specifically, in downtown’s contemporary fine-dining spot, manna, at 123 Princess Street. “We really love manna—the decor, the food, the staff and the chef,” Gould expresses. “They’re pushing boundaries in their food concepts, and we respect that.” Gould and Pascarelli, a baker at La Gemma Fine Pastries, have created an evening dedicated to 11 courses of light fare, perfect against the dog days of summer. Guests will encounter ingredients such as coriander, Cuban sage, chevre and nectarine, among scallops and rabbit, as well as dark chocolate and marshmallow. Truly focused on gastronomy, the science of creating a delectable dinner

includes flights of fancy in technique—like dehydrating blueberries and making it into powder. Folks will experience something new. In fact, that’s what this twomember team loves most: working without limits. “We can challenge our techniques, the presentation and the concept of dining,” Gould shares. “Pop-ups give us the opportunity to have freedom in sharing our love of food with others, if only for one night. It gives us a look at what our communities like and don’t like to eat. That, in turn, can help a young chef plan his ‘real restaurant’ better in the future.” The future is already in planning, as these two lads are continuing the pop-up trend in fall and winter. “Both menus will revolve around those seasons and the food appropriate to them,” Gould continues. “We will reveal the locations in the true pop-up vein: Only a month before the dinner.” For now, Canapé’s debut menu is available online,, as are tickets, available for purchase through PayPal. Deadline is August 15th.

BYOB art classes

Appearing in cities across NC, art spaces are opening their doors, inviting folks to paint their own masterpieces while sipping their beverage of choice. It’s a BYOB art class, so to speak—a grown-up’s take on Art 101. Wine and Design began in Raleigh with founders Emmy Preiss and Harriet Edwards Mills in January 2010. The establishment has since grown to Cary, Jamestown and Wilmington (4949 New Centre Drive). For $35 to $45, guests follow the lead of a skilled artist as they transform a blank canvas into a piece of art fit for the mantle. Though experience isn’t necessary (maybe that’s what the wine is for), booze of any kind is welcome. Folks can sign-up for the class they prefer online at Of the same vein, Carolina Beach’s Artful Living Group has taken to the concept, too. They devote one night a week to Art Buzz, a time for participants to “get their art buzz on.” From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday, folks can partake in varying classes. Coowner Janet Knott teaches wine-glass painting and scarf dying, while multi-medium artist Susan Meredith Dunivant is the guide for acrylic canvas, polymer clay and more scarf classes. Co-owner Christine Higgins explains that Artful Living is continually adding to the portfolio with more projects and artists. “The classes have been full since [we started],” Higgins shares. “We are seeing returning

guests who are bringing friends and family back, too.” Though some are skeptical about their creative abilities, the teachers walk the group through each step. “They prepare templates and other materials to help guests through each phase. The exciting part is seeing their faces when the work is done. We hear, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I made this,’ or ‘I learned so much in such a short time.’” Not only do participants in BYOB art classes develop new techniques, they make new friends. The shared learning experience (and maybe the buzz) is a great way to build relationships. We can drink to that!—Bethany Turner

it’s freakin’ hot in here...

If Wilmingtonians haven’t made use of the word “Freaker” yet—or at least given it its appropriate adjective form when referring to ... well, just about anything—then they’re way, way, way behind on the times. First off, Freaker USA is a locally founded company out of Wilmington, NC, headed by Freak Ringmaster Zach Crain. His idea to make knit ware for beverages, which keep them insulated from heat or cold, was born of a “Stich ‘n’ Bitch” class a couple years back. After doing a few prototypes and realizing stretchy knits as koozies could actually work, he pursued a new passion for business. The outcome: a freakin’ success. Freaker USA began showcasing their koozies in downtown’s artsy retail shop, Edge of Urge, and even went national when Urban Outfitters snagged it among their inventory for sale. The taste of success became real, so Crain and company—Lauren Krakauskas, Justin Mitchener and Oliver Mellan—launched their Kickstarter page last spring, wherein they pledged to raise 48,500 smackaroos from individual backers in order to keep the line flowing with demand. When their project ended at the beginning of June, they had surpassed the number to $60,000 plus. “We had a dance party exactly two minutes after reaching our goal,” Crain says. “There was unlimited juice and blueberries, then there was an unexpected dog fight (but no fear, the dog’s owner was heavily armed with an acoustic guitar). I think everyone was excited.” The business jokesters have been carrying over their celebrations on the road throughout the summer, traveling the states and throwing grilled cheese parties on their Freaker box truck. It started as a “reward” to Kickstarter backers who pledged a certain dollar amount, but the Freakers were having so much fun, they decided to keep it going, spreading their freakin’ love north, south, east and west. “We’re going to throw grilled cheese parties from sea to shining sea,” Crain proclaims. “Right now, we’re on our way to the heart of Dixieland (on Highway 69!) to boogy like all those old blues songs have told us to do. We’ll probably end up throwing 69 grilled cheese parties. In all 69 states.” While on the road, they’ve been doing face-to-face marketing, perhaps the best PR

FREAKIN’ HOT: The latest line of knit ware koozies from Freaker USA includes the R.L. Stine in orange and yellow. Freakers fit all sizes of beverages, too. Courtesy photo.

any company can get. They’re selling Freakers and spreading the love of their funky designs, showcasing the new line they recently released. “The designs were inspired by our inner spirit animal (Zach’s beard), and even though Lauren will say everything was 100 percent inspired by old Will Smith music videos, everyone else highly denies this.” Check out the line on their fashionably hip website,, and be sure to watch the videos. Those kids have a way with a camera.

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Something steamy has been heating up our area in 2011: a palpable magnetism of timbres and sounds, and the pattering of dancing feet, air guitaring and sing-along crowds. Wilmington, NC, is finally catching up with what its citizens have desired for so long: a fully encompassed music scene. For 16 years, 12 of which working for encore, I have felt that tinge of something—like Wilmington had its finger on the pulse, as if on the verge of something. Now, it’s finally evolving. For so long, we’ve had our share of local bands and a few venues carrying the scene on their shoulders with limited support. We’ve seen acts like The Rosebuds and Love Language “make it,” with a few others garnering minute fame. It’s not because Wilmington lacks talented players by any means. Thankfully, in the past five years, we’ve moved beyond the old, because the times, well, they are a changin’. Matt Keen, owner of Gravity Records, also sees the growth. “There are more local bands coming out to each other’s shows and supporting one another online in promoting events,” he says. “More local bands seem to be gathering around their local record store (not the

case 10 years ago), which has traditionally been how most other cities and their artists behave. More and more venues have been receptive to local bands performing, and that has been huge in the local music scene.” Alongside the growth of local band camaraderie at venues like Soapbox, The Whiskey and Reggie’s 42nd Street has been the influx of promoters taking on larger acts and actually having a place to book them. The opening of Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Brooklyn Arts Center, not to mention the use of Battleship Park, has made all the difference. IBX Promotions has booked national acts, as has The Penguin’s Beau Gunn, who is no stranger to the protocol. He’s soldout concerts like Bob Weir and Old Crow Medicine Show in town. “There has been an upsurge of talented promoters, who are willing to risk a little bit to further expand the culture of live music within our community,” Gunn credits, himself included. That officials are understanding the impact of monies brought to the community from concerts is also appealing. For years, Wilmingtonians have had to travel to Myrtle Beach’s House of Blues or Raleigh’s Cat’s Cradle and Walnut Creek to see bigger bands. Thus, it actually sent money outside of our local economy. When we continue to get larger shows in our own backyard, it expands opportunity, including local bands who have a chance to open for larger acts. Hence, it’s a win-win for everyone. “I would like to see the City of Wilmington ease up some of their strict policies regarding the rental agreements on some of the larger potential venues, like Legion Stadium and Civic Center,” Gunn continues. “From there, we would see an increase in larger acts to our community.” Living in an appealing area, where the beach and historic downtown beckons artistic swagger, in essence growth of everything, from an audience to promoters to bands, will demand betterment. To Kevin Rhodes, drummer for Onward, Soldiers, founder of Winoca Records and head of WinocaFest—which is bringing Gillian Welch to Wilmington in three weeks— it’s inevitable. “All these factors combine to make for the rise of art and culture,” he says. “It’s important to note that culturally rich areas thrive economically. Read ‘The Rise of the Creative Class’ [by Richard Florida].”

ton a taste of sweet, cool glory. Frozen yogurt flavors abound here, from tart to cheesecake, chocolate to Red Velvet, strawberry to Whopper flavor. Their topping bar allows fro-yo lovers a chance to create their own concoctions, whether opting for an array of fruit, cereals, granolas, nuts, and of course candies and cakes. Perhaps the best part: It can be guiltfree when choosing the right toppings. “Most of our yogurts are 100 percent fat free,” Quaranto says—”half the calories as ice cream. We decided with frozen yogurt, we could offer a healthy alternative to ice cream, and the self-serve option allows the customer to get exactly what they want.” Also beating the heat and taking on lighter fare against ice cream is Rita’s Ice, which has storefronts in Leland, downtown WIlmington, Carolina and Wrightsville beaches. They offer Italian ice in various flavors, according to downtown shift leader Rachel Yaffe. “We make our ice fresh every day and serve 12 different tastes from countless additional flavors. Plus, we have frozen custard.” Though they don’t serve frozen yogurt, their most popular flavor of ice, according to Yaffe and without hesitation, is mango—a fruity, rich flavor, perfectly sweet and light, beating the heavy burden of the stifling heat to no avail. Most important to Yaffe is making customers happy and satisfied always. “If a customer wants more than ice, the addition of custard makes it creamier,” she explains. “It’s unique to Rita’s–no one else in Wilmington does it.” Also jumping onto downtown’s cobblestone streets is national fro-yo chain Tutti Frutti. Their 11 Market Street location offers a variety of tempting tastes, from mint to coconut, coffee to cookies ‘n’ cream, green tea to pink lemonade. In fact, they boast over 40 flavors of yogurt and toppings, including fruit, cookies and candy galore. They also have no-sugar added mixes and smoothie-base mixes. Of course, the health benefits make their treats stellar, seeing as their products are low-fat if not fat-free. The build-your-own cup makes it hands-on and controlled, mixing and matching flavors to infinity.—Shea Carver

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With one of the hottest summers stamping its presence on Wilmington’s books, we are unequivocally adding “cold stuff” to our 2011 Hot List. No doubt, folks are taking any measure possible to break away from 105 temps and 100 percent humidity. It’s sticky just peeling skin from a leather car seat or plastic beach chair. But there’s a good kind of sticky, too: the increasing number of frozen stuffs offered at local businesses. Fuzzy Peach opened on Racine Drive on July 15, 2010. A year later, they’ve popped up every which way, from Monkey Junction to downtown Wilmington. Founded by UNCW graduates Rocco Quaranto, Jason Nista and Wells Struble, the fellas have given Wilming-

EXPANDED SOUNDS OF ILM: Wilmington is making strides at becoming a stop for national touring artists, which includes the upcoming Aug. 27th Gillian Welch show as part of WinocaFest, held at Battleship Park. Courtesy photo.

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weekly calendar| Events BLOCKADE RUNNER EVENTS Family Nights at the Blockade Runner Resort on Wed. Live music, food, and entertainment, offering three different themes over the next 10 weeks. 6pm: buffet-style dinner and music while relaxing over our beautiful lawn. Plenty of kid activities! 8/3, 8/24: Luau w/entertainment by Kent Knorr, relay races, hula hoop games, lawn games, coconut bowling. Hawaiian-themed menu w/ pork, wahoo, rice, veggies and more! • Shrimp-a-roo, 8/10 and 8/31: Entertainment by The Casserole Band, picnic/lawn games, badminton, croquet, bocce ball and more. A shrimp picnic, with cole slaw, potato salad, s’mores and more! • Southern Picnic, 8/17: Entertainment w/Steel Pan Music, sack race, tug of and lawn games. Southern fried chicken, BBQ beef brisket, mac and cheese, deviled eggs, banana pudding and more! RSVP: 910-256-7105 ILM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 8/9: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, 7:30-9:30am, or Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30pm. Belk Mayfaire Town Center, 940 Inspiration Dr. Hors d’oeuvre and beverages; first 100 guests will receive a $10 Mayfaire Gift Card. Register to win a $500 Belk Gift Card or a Cosmetics Gift

Basket valued at over $500. FARMERS’ MARKETS Weekly Farmers’ Markets feat. plant, food and crafts vendors;: Riverfront Farmer’s Market Sat., Downtown Wilmington, Water St., 8am-1pm. April-Dec. • Carolina


The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking event on the 9th, available in two time slots. From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., there will be ‘Business Before Hours,’ hosted at Belk in Mayfaire Town Center, 940 Inspiration Drive. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. they will have ‘Business After Hours’ at same location. Hors d’oeuvre and beverages served; first 100 guests receive a $10 gift card. Beach Farmer’s Market Sat., Carolina Beach Lake, through 9/3; 910-458-7490 • Wrightsville Beach Farmer’s Market Mon., Causeway Dr., through

9/5, 8am-1pm. 910-256-7925 • Poplar Grove Plantation Farmer’s Market Wed., 10200 US 17 N., Wilmington, through 12/14. Live music w/Cindy Rhodes; Pender County Master Gardeners clinic 2nd Wed/ea. mo. Wed., 8/17, special activities lined up for families and children to celebrate back to school, “Purple Feet and Healthy Treats! “ Grape stomping, live music, healthy ideas on snacks and nutrition, hayrides ($5), vendors, Stuff the Bus supply drive and more. MAD DASH BRIDAL RUN Mad Dash Bridal Run, 8/26, doors, 7am; brides run, 8am. Wedding gowns from $50, includes Fontaine Bridals, The Dressing Room (a special vintage & eco section by Vintage Values). Mother of the brides billet by Camille’s Closet & Final 24-station with looks styled by Wilmington Early College Aspiring Stylist/Designer Miya Elizabeth, using fashion from Julia’s boutique, accessories from Drifted & M.E. First 50 to register receives a planning pack full of discounts. A Boxed Event page on Facebook. 910-319-3272. TASTE THE OLIVE WINE TASTINGS Free Friday wine tasting, Fri., 6-8pm.

encore’s Cultural Calendar deadline is every Thursday at noon. Events are posted at least one week out, if space permits. E-mail: Taste The Olive, 1125-D Military Cutoff Rd., The Forum Shops 910-256OILS(6457) INVOLVEMENT CARNIVAL Wed., 8/31, 10am-2pm: UNCW will hold its annual Involvement Carnival on the University Commons (set up: 9am; rain date: 9/7). Just a week into the new school year, the Involvement Carnival highlights student involvement opportunities at UNCW and in the Wilmington community. Fair incl. UNCW organizations and departments, local businesses, religious organizations and nonprofit community agencies. Businesses who wish to participate: $150, incl. table, chairs. Deadline: 8/19, space limited. 910-962-3553 PLEASURE ISLAND FIREWORKS At dusk, fireworks light the sky over the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Make a weekend of your visit to Pleasure Island (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach). Arrive Thursday for live music and fireworks at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Enjoy carnival-style rides and games at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. 910-458-8434;; www. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ILM MARKETPLACE Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace, at corner of Market/2nd street every Sunday, is a citysupported event in conjunction with the Riverfront Park Sales Vendors Program. Artists, crafters and other vendors will join together each week to showcase original handcrafted arts and crafts and locally grown produce. Musicians will also be on hand to perform. June-Aug., 4-8pm. For a fee of $50, sales permits are granted to artists, crafters and musicians who create and sell and their art in Riverfront Park throughout the year with the exception of Sundays and festivals. To learn if you qualify for an annual Riverfront Park permit or if you wish to participate in the Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace: Kim Adams, (910) 254-0907. OLD BALDY LIGHTHOUSE 8/5-7, 10am: Sinbad and his pirate mates aboard the Meka II invade Bald Head Island and battle Blackbeard’s crew. Overrun with pirates, music by Rusty Cutlass, parties & food, scalawag school (learn to be a pirate), and other festival fun all for the benefit of NC’s oldest lighthouse, Old Baldy. Dress like a pirate (or not) and come for one day, or all three. Buccaneer Bundles are available for adults and children alike. Kim Gottshall:

Charity/Fund-raisers BEATLES, BUFFETT AND BLUES 8/6, 6-8pm: Covenant Moravian Church, 4126 South College Rd. Beatles, Buffet and Blues: A Little Night Music with Covenant and Friends. A spaghetti dinner and live music! Adults: $10, children 12 and under: & 5 and a family rate of $30. Feat. musicians from Wilmington and Charlotte guitarist and drummer Terry Godwin and daughter, Jade, (Beatles); guitarists Ryan Brooks and Taylor Winchester (Buffett and other covers); pianist Shelbourn Stevens (dinner music); pianist Connie Collier accompanying singers Dolores Brown, Cindy Baldwin and Marty Gregory (Blues). www. Pat Ellington 796-1570. BOW-WOW LUAU AND CAT’S MEOW Benefit for Adopt-an-Angel Animal Rescue, 7pm, 8/13, at Banks Channel Restaurant. Feat. Cultural Polynesian Kaliwali Arnis performance art fire dancing and special guest, Leilani, authentic Hawaiian hula dancer. Entertainment provided by the Imitations. Live and silent auction. $25/person adv or $30/person at door. Cash bar and apps;

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festival attire welcome. Tickets available at ticket hotline: (910) 520-7040. COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE 8/15, 10am. Come and give the gift of Life! Urban Fitness is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Friday, August 15th from 10-2:30. Lumina Commons Shopping Center, 1994 Eastwood Road, Ste. 100. 910-465-1195. Crystal Gentry: IT GETS BETTER 8/17-18: With the help of Republic National Distributing Company and Stolichnaya, Costello’s Piano Bar will be hosting a major fund-raiser for the It Get’s Better Project. Specials on Stolichnaya, a 50/50 raffle, and live music all night. We’ll also be rolling out the new Three Olives Dude (Mountain Dew Vodka). Support one of the most crucial causes to the LGBT community. 211 Princess St. ARTS FOR THE ARTS Sat., 8/20: Nsalo Salon will be putting on the 4th annual Arts for the Arts Hair Fashion Show to benefit Kids Making it, a nonprofit, strengths-based approach to empower at-risk youth and help them grow into responsible, employed, law-abiding citizens. Kids Making It is dedicated to teaching woodworking in a strong mentoring environment and instilling patience, pride, perseverance, confidence, teamwork and self-esteem. The kids are able to build character through community service projects. By selling many of their products, the kids are able to earn 100% of the profits.The Arts for the Arts Hair Fashion highlights local artistic talent through our talented hair stylist and designers, presenting unique and modern looks bringing you all different types of hairstyles. Currently, we’re accepting sponsors for our show. (910) 251-9666.

See page 8. BIG DAWG PRODUCTIONS See page 9. OLIVER Brunswick Little Theatre will present the musical favorite “Oliver” at Odell Williamson Auditorium at 7:30pm, 8/5, 6 and at 3pm; 7/31 and 8/7. Ticket: $15 for adults, $10 for students 12 and over w/ school IDs, $10 Brunswick Community College Staff, and $6/children under 12. 800-754-1050, ext. 7416. AUDITIONS Stagestruck Players, the children’s division of Brunswick Little Theatre, announces auditions for its Nov. production of the Fabulous Fable Factory, a musical by Joseph Robinette and Thomas Tierney.


Cape Fear Theatre Arts reignites the love of country music’s greatest star in “Always...Patsy Cline,” showing Aug. 4th-7th in the Thalian Hall Ballroom. By Ted Swindley, the live production follows the story of the 30-year-old performer (Emily Gardenhire) who dies in a plane crash in 1963, after she meets a fan from Houston, Louise Seger (Barbara Weetman), in a Texas honky-tonk. Songs like “Sweet Dreams” and “Crazy” are featured. Tickets are $25: (910) 632-2285.

BEAT THE HEAT DRIVE NC Branch Give2thetroops, Inc presents Beat the Heat campaign, a drive to collect items for care packages for deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Temperatures reach over 120 degrees during the summer months, and items needed include snacks, such as jerky, tuna in pouches, protein powdered drink mixes, nuts, granola bars, dried fruit, single serving drink mixes to add to bottled water, and dri-release T-shirts, white socks, small electric fans, cool wraps, eye drops, lip balm/ chapstick, sunscreen, DVDs, sports equipment and toiletries. Monetary donations needed for postal costs. Complete list: www.give2thetroops. org. 252-321-8227. Mail to: 3109 Landmark St Greenville NC, 27834 ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR Wed., 5-6:30pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 5725 Oleander Dr., F1-1, in Oleander Oaks. 100 percent of proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Lejeune. (910) 392-0870.


It follows Monroe as he discovers an abandoned factory, where he accidentally trips a lever which activates the factory “machinery,” an assembly line of seven actors that enact fabulous fables. Youth, ages 10-18, welcome. Rehearsals held on weekends so as not to interfere with school and extracurricular activities. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script, learning and performing a movement combination, participation in improvisatory games and demonstration of singing ability. 8/13-14, 3-5pm, Building F, BCC. Debbie Skillman: 910-457-5651. BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATRE CFIFN presents Sunday Cinema exclusively at the Browncoat: Sunday at 7:30pm. Browncoat partners with the Cape Fear Independent Film Network to bring you the finest in independent cinema from around the world. Each week, we will screen a new independent film along with an accompanying short. Admission: $3 and proceeds will benefit local filmmakers and the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival. • Browncoat Jeopardy Trivia: Sunday at 9:30pm. Test your knowledge in Wilmington’s best team trivia experience. No cover charge. Great prizes every week. • Browncoat Karaoke: Fri/Sat/Sun at 10pm for downtown Wilmington’s best karaoke experience. Be a star on our stage with genuine theatre lighting, state of the art equipment and a song list of more than

150,000 songs! No cover! • Guerilla Theatre presents... “The Spaghetti Catalyst,” a comedy by Milo Schucavage. 8/11-14 & 18 - 21, at 8pm Tickets are $10 if purchased online or $15 at the door. • Every Wed, 10pm, Open Mic Comedy Night at the Browncoat Pub and Theatre 111 Grace St. Anyone welcome to come out and tell all your best jokes because at this comedy club. You can tell however many jokes you like and stop whenever you like. Hosted by local actor and comedian Kameron King. 910-612-1018. 111 Grace St. 910-341-0001 or ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Cape Fear Theatre Arts, in association with Island Passage, presents “Always...Patsy Cline,” by Ted Swindley, 8/4-7 at Thalian Hall Ballroom. More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Feat. “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walking After Midnight” and more! Directed by Justin Smith, with musical direction by Chiaki Ito. Starring Emily Gardenhire as Patsy Cline and Barbara Weetman as Louise Seger. $25. (910) 632-2285 PEFORMANCE ARTIST NIGHT Performing Arts Night 2011, hosted from Carolina Beach Arts and Activities , to provide opportunities for local performing arts to reach the public, 6:309pm, first Fri. of month through October 2011 on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Local talent holds free performances that include acting, singing, various instruments and dancing. People who want to share their talents with our community, contact or Facebook PAN Carolina Beach. Admission always free. PORCH THEATRE CO. Pirate’s Revenge Dinner Theatre, 8/11, 18 and 9/1. Tickets: $20-$40. New mystery is written by local favorite Damond Nelson. If puzzles and word play are what you relish, then thisfamily friendly evening will entertain like game night, but with costumed characters and a yummy themed meal! All shows presented while audiences eat a 3-course meal at Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St. Reservations req., (910)232-6611. CAPE FEAR THEATRE ARTS See page 11. ALL EYES ENTERTAINMENT 8/6, 10am-2pm: All Eyes On You Entertainment is currently casting for a local ‘Gospel’ stage play. Seeking men and women (mid 20s-40s); actors, singers, musicians and dancers. There will be a cold reading but also prepare a monologue and/or song.Bring a recent photo/headshot and bio or email to Community Arts Center, 120 South 2nd St. FOOTLOOSE Thalian Association Children’s Theater (TACT) presents the musical Footloose 8/12-21 at Hannah Block 2nd Street Stage, 120 S. 2nd St, in downtown Wilmington. Performances are Fri/Sat, 7pm, and Sun, 3pm. $10 general admission. 910-251-1788.


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Comedy CRAZY COMEDY SATURDAY Crazy Comedy Saturday will feature Hypnotiq and Eli (as seen on the “Monique Show”) and will be hosted by King Rich. $10 early bird tickets through 7/30; $15 thereafter, and $20 at door. Available at Johnson’s Groceries (910-254-0350) and the Wilmington’s Sportsmen’s Club (910-343-8977), 1111Castle St., where the event is held. NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Tickets: $8 adv/$10 day of. • 8/5-6 Mike Malone (Last Comic Standing) • 8/12-13 Thai Rivera (Comedy Central) • 8/19 Nutt House Improv Show • 8/20 The Penguin Showcase • 8/2627: Rick Shapiro (HBO’s Lucky Louie; explicit show!). • Every Wed. Nutt House Improv Troupe, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover charge. Auditions for group held 7/16, 1-3pm. Selected performers askedback to train weekly, working to become a member of Wed. night shows. Call for audition time slots: 251-7881. •Every Thurs. Open Mic Stand Up, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover. •Stand Up Comedy workshops: Learn the art from the stage of Wilmington’s only full time comedy club. A beginners/intermediate class formed every 6 wks, covering basics, incl. public speaking and a comedy showcase in a professional comedy club at end of 6-wk. classes. Ages 16 and up. 910-520-5520 for slots. $100/6-wk. commitment. Taught by Timmy Sherrill, club owner/working comedian. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. www.nuttstreet. com. 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts 3 PENNY ARC 8/4, 7-9pm: 3 Penny Acre is a musical collaboration between three up and coming songwriters: Bayard Blain, Bernice Hembree, and Bryan Hembree. They are bringing their unique and distinct, yet universally appealing, Ozark-inspired sound to Southport’s Playhouse 211. 4320 Southport-Supply Rd, Unit 10. Tickets: $15. Cape Fear Concerts: 910-842-5160 DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN Downtown Sundown takes place in front of Federal Building every Friday throughout the summer. Concerts are free; concessions sold on premise; no coolers, no pets, no chairs. 8/5: Dave Matthews Tribute Band • 8/12: Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute • 8/19: Onward, Soliders CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT 8/6: Ken Perrin of Circle Entertainment in Southport hosts a House Concert at his home, 3832 Timber

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Art/Exhibits RECOVERY MONTH EXHIBIT As part of 2011 Cape Fear Recovery Month event, an art exhibition is being held at UNCW, Randall Library, Hayes Gallery through August 20. New Hanover County students did the show’s artwork, as reflections about addiction and recovery, to express their thoughts through their art and through a written artist’s statement. No admission charge for the juried show that can be seen during Library hours ( Isabel Heblich won the First Place award for her lino-cut block, “Missed Connection,” Courtney Wood won the Second Place award for her painting, “Rim,” and Ayla Likens won the Third Place award for her photograph, “Battlefield.” Carolina Lara Corona’s drawing, “The Road To Recovery,” will be the featured art piece for posters at the 2011 Cape Fear Recovery Month celebration in Sept. • Call To Artist for 2012 will go out in September. All New Hanover County high school or college students age 14-29 are encouraged to enter twodimensional art (paintings, drawings, photographs, etc.) on the topic of addiction and/or recovery for the 2012 exhibition. No entry fee; monetary awards for 1st-3rd. ARTFUL LIVING GROUP Retail shop and fun programs that get people involved in the creative process; retail shop offers unique fun, functional art from over 100 artists, workshops, artist demonstrations, and a gallery that features a different artist each month. New artists in the shop include Trippworx Design Studio, Tripp Gregson from Greensboro, NC, with whimsical recycled metal fish sculptures, and hand-painted flour sack kitchen towels from Re-Eco studios of Wilmington, NC. • Art Buzz, puts a fun twist on the popular “wine and paint” classes that are sweeping the country. Art Buzz, held every Wed, 6:30-8:30pm, carries the shop’s

621N4TH GALLERY 8/5, 6pm: After receiving a BS in Art Education, Joanne Geisel pursued additional education in art and administration and occupations in human services and higher education. In the past five years, she has returned full time to her love of oil painting and teaching art. Her work has won numerous awards and is held in a number of personal and corporate collections. Her work will be on display, 621N4TH, through August. DEBORAH PETOSKEY Local artist Deborah Petoskey will hang her work at Caprice Bistro for a couple of months, starting the first Thurs. of August. Petoskey’s compositions are abstract, whether one focuses on a section or steps back from the painting, they satisfy in their nonobjective state. The paintings feel natural in their flux, and vary in scale and palette, even style, allowing for several visits throughout the duration of the show. Opening: Upstairs Sofa Lounge, 8/4, 7-9pm. 10 Market St. CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Cape Fear Camera Club presents two exhibits: Capturing the Light, hanging at UNCW Cultural Arts Gallery; UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building. Hangs through 8/11; Mon-Thurs, noon-4pm. • Images of Distinction 2011: Top photographs selected from 2010-11 ribbon winners from Cape Fear Camera Club. Hangs at Caffe Phoenix at 35 N. Front St. through 7/31. TRIO Through 8/20: Trio, feat. Lisa Creed, Susan Mauney & Kathleen Ryall. Feel the changing moods of Creed’s “Sky & Sea” series, from peaceful tranquility to the turbulence and drama of a coastal storm. Mauney offers a variety of subjects in her

distinctive style, including architectural settings, still lifes and figurative studies. Ryall’s delicate porcelain vessels complete the trio, a perfect complement with her classic shapes and beautiful array of colors. 216 N. Front St.


at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. or 910341-7860. WINE AND DESIGN Bring wine or beer or beverage of choice, along with a friends, and paint! Wine and Design is a great alternative to the “usual” night out. Weekly sessions with a local artist-instructor available every Wed-Sat, 6:30-8:30pm. Schedule special event, kid’s birthday, fundraiser, corporate team building, shower, or let us come to you with Wine and Design on Wheels. Summer Kids Classes/Camp starts June 20th. 910-313-2600 or 4949 New Centre Dr.

Within downtown’s North Fourth district, 621N4TH hosts an art show featuring the work of Joanne Geisel. With a degree in art administration, Geisel is a full-time painter and art teacher who has won numerous awards for her personal and corporate collections. Her plein-air landscapes, figurative works and still lifes capture a mood and energy unique to her perspective. The show hands through August, with an artists reception at 6 p.m. on the 5th. 621 N. 4th Street. WENDY KOWALSKI ‘Amplify’ in the WHQR Gallery feat. visionary figural paintings of contemporary circus aerialists, hoop dancers and trapeze artists in a classical style with concern for movement. Receptions: 8/26, Circus Conspiracy Film Clips & Flip Books; 9/23, Carnival Finale. Hangs through 10/7. 254 N. Front St., third floor. USO/COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is proud to announce the Community Gallery summer 2011 Gallery Exhibition featuring local artists Niki Hildebrand’s stained glass work. Exhibition runs through 8/27. • Classes: Copper Foiling Stained Glass, 8/10. Leaded Lights Stained Glass, 9/21. Classes being offered

ZIABIRD Ziabird is hosting Wilmington artist Miles Lewis for a show of original artwork entitled “Sea Creatures,” through 8/31. Lumina Station, 1900 Eastwood Road, Ste. 9. 910208-9650. CALL FOR ARTISTS Arboretum Stages Show in Autumn Garden SettingArt in the Arboretum, slated for 10/8-9. Dozens of new and returning sculptors, painters and artisans. 6206 Oleander Dr. Arboretum: New Hanover County Cooperative Extension complex. Indoor-outdoor exhibit and sale takes place, 10am-4pm, both days and inc. live performances by popular local musicians, artists’ demos and a plant sale to benefit the Ability Garden program. Show planners currently are seeking exhibiting artists, with an emphasis on 3-D pieces in metal, wood, clay, glass and stone. Help support the Arboretum’s wide range of educational and public service programs. $5 entry, available at the Arboretum. Members and children under 14 are free. (910)798-7670.

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Justin Campbell. • Mon: Open paint and create; Nintendo game night • Tues: Starving artist night • 8/9: Atlantic open mic • Wed: Weekly wine tastings, 7pm • 8/25: 4th Thurs., Poetry Showcase/Slam. • 208 N. Front St. 910763-3737, PROJEKTE EXHIBIT: “We Wept at the Sea” by New York artist, J. Coleman, through 8/14. Exhibit through 8/14. EVENTS: Mon/Tues/Sat/Sun: Yoga, PWYC, 6.307.30pm. Wed: Figure Drawing, $10/class, 6-8pm. First Wed of each Month: DivaMade Collective, a meet n greet for creative women, 7.30-9.30pm. Every other Thur: UNCW Film Nite, sometimes political, always controversial, 7.30-11pm. Second Sat of each month: The Creative Exchange, local artists sale and swap, 2-5pm. • Every 3rd Friday: Live Bossanova w/Raphael Name, 7p-11p. • Every Fri/Sat: Live Music, 8-12am. Free unless noted otherwise. 910-763-1197, theprojekte@gmail. com, 523 S 3rd St.

Museums MARITIME MUSUEM, SOUTHPORT 8/4, 10-11am, ages 3-6 w/adult; or 11am-noon, ages 6-12. Seaside Container Gardening—Explore our cultural garden, discover plant uses at sea and on land, then plant silver bells in your cockle shells, or any other container you like, such as an old shoe, a tackle box, a bucket or a scuba mask. $3/child. • 8/9, 10-11am, ages 3-6; 8/9, 11am-noon, ages 6-12. Low Tide River Exploration—Search for seashells, sea glass, pottery shards and learn a little history of Southport and shipwrecks. Wear shoes that can get messy. Free. • 8/10, 10amnoon: Kids on Deck! River Boat Tour aboard the Solomon T. Do science experiments, bird watch at Battery Island and learn the history of the river. $10/child. Ages 8-12. Limited to 5 children per trip. • 8/11, 10-11am, ages 3-6. And ages 6-12: Pirates for Preschoolers. Come to the Museum and hear a pirate’s tale, play a game, and practice your swashbuckling skills. Make a pirate craft, too! $3/child. • Art in the Afternoon: Clay, Sand and Water, 8/11, 2 -4pm. Make a sculpture using natural clay and sand from our region, learn about what types of clays and materials were used to create pottery here from pre-historic through historic times. $5/child. Ages 6-12. • 8/13, noon-4pm: 2nd Saturdays—Shoals and Shipwrecks: Dive into our area’s history and learn how the dangerous Frying Pan Shoals sent many ships and seafarers to the bottom of the sea. Share in the thrill of the exploration of some of NC’s most well-preserved underwater time-capsules. Special exhibits feat. items from some of our most interesting wreck sites, including the City of Houston, an 1878 passenger-freighter loaded with cargo. Talk with divers and archaeologists to piece together clues from the past, and participate in some hands-on free family fun! • 8/13, 8am: Historical Bicycle Tour with the Adventure Kayak Company—NC Maritime Museum at Southport teams up with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer a bicycle tour of historic downtown Southport. Guide will take participants through the live oak canopied streets and along the waterfront, explaining its history as you pedal by Fort Johnston, Brunswick Inn, the Old Brunswick

Jail, the Crimes of the Heart Home, The Indian Trail Tree, along the Cape Fear River and more. Bikes are single-speed, pace is slow, and all participants must wear helmets. $20/bike/helmet rental and tour. (Bring your own bike, $15.) Adventure Kayak Company, (910) 454-0607. • 8/16, 7-9pm: Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program—Harry Warren of the N.C. Museum of Forestry and the N.C. Maritime Museums Council discusses “Why We Are Called Tarheels” in his presentation on Naval Stores and shipping practices. Light refreshments served. Program free; held at the Southport Community Building. Must pre-reg. • 8/17, 10-11am, ages 3-5: 11am-noon, ages 6-10. Myths of Mermaids and Monsters—Hear tales of tails and what sailors thought they saw at sea. Make a mythological craft, too! $3/child. (910) 457-0003, www. 204 E. Moore St. BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life is experienced through historical interpretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ILM Exhibit: Toothasaurus Dental Exhibit—learn about oral health in a very un-intimidating environment. First, brush the huge model teeth and inspect for cavities. Then, look at the x-rays for hiddle decay! Hop into one of the two real dentist chairs to examine the teeth of a Tooth-a-Saurus. Floss the huge teeth with dino-sized floss. Complete the food pyramid puzzle! • Mon: Trash to Treasues, 10am; Muddy Buddies, 3:30pm. • Tues: 10am: Leading to Reading Literacy Classes; 3:30 Going Global Cooking Club • Wed. 10am Preschool Science; 3:30pm, Fetch! Challenge. • Thurs: 10am, Cooking Club; 3:30pm, Book Club. • Fri: 10am, Toddler Time; 3:30pm, Adventures in Art. • Sat: 10am, Music Club; 3:30pm, Cardio Class. • Mud Day: 8/5-6, 9am-1pm. A day full of the messiest fun you can imagine! Explore Magic Mud, a substance with properties of both a solid and a liquid at the same time, make mud pies, try a mud mask, create a traditional Mud Cloth painting and more! Hrs: Mon-Fri., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. 910-763-3387. NC AQUARIUM NEW EXHIBIT! Exotic Aquatics Gallery has added white-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza 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. This exhibit educates the public on the importance of wellbalanced ecosystems. Invasive species can easily disrupt that balance by cutting off resources to other species, changing the chemical makeup of the water, and ultimately causing a shift in the entire food web. This affects every aspect of the way humans enjoy the ocean, from seafood cultivation to a simple day at the beach. • Events include: Extended Behind the Scenes Tour, Aquarist Apprentice, Behind the Scenes Tours, Dinner with

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the Fishes, Canoeing the Salt Marsh, Slat Marsh Crabbing, Suf Fishing Workshop. See details online. 900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach. (910) 458-8257 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. • 8/11, 7pm: Wrightsville’s Rooms with a View: A History of Accommodations in Post Cards, by Elaine Blackmon Henson. To complement the Wrightsville Beach museum of History’s summer 2011 exhibit: “Wish you Were Here!” Elaine Blackmon Henson will give a program covering the places that tourists have stayed over the last 100 years at Wrightsville


Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM Cool down in front of “Anaconda Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even touch rare animals assembled from all over the planet in beautiful simulations of their natural environments. Meet colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11am-6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 762-1669 or BATTLESHIP NC 8/6, 8am-5pm: Need for Speed. Designed as the first of the 10 fast battleships to join the American fleet during World War II, Battleship NC embodied the need for speed to keep up with powerful new carriers. Need for Speed is an exhilarating day filled with interactive exhibits and performances and is free to the public. Fun, games and car show. Win two racing getaways. Scheduled: Battleship Derby, hot dog eating contest, Minute to Win It Games (Junk in the Trunk, Hut Hut Hike, Hoop De Loop, Ping Tac Toe, Speed Eraser), Pit Stop Challenge, Remote Control Race Track, Speed Pitch. Complete list: Battleshipnc. com. • Navigate: Battleship 101. A NC 2nd Saturday program, 8/13, 10am-4pm. As part the Department of Cultural Resources of ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life. Free with Battleship admission. NC Dept of Cultural Resources will present a varied mix of artists, musicians, re-enactors, historic sites, and museums in the second year of its popular “2nd Saturdays” summer program. HWYs 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.

The Battleship NC is celebrating 50 years in Wilmington, NC, in 2011 and part of their celebratory calendar includes an exhilarating day filled with fun, games, a car show and more. Folks will enjoy derby racing, hot dog-eating contest, ‘Minute to Win It’ games, a remotecontrol racetrack and even a pit-stop challenge. Need for Speed takes place on the 6th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be free to the public. Beach through the postcards that visitors sent back home. 303 West Salisbury St. ww.wbmuseum. com. (910)256-2569 WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for more than 130 years. Interests and activities for all ages including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively children’s area, and spectacular scale models. Housed in an original 1882 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. Groups receive special guided tours. Facilities can also be booked for meetings or mixers, accommodating groups of up to 150. • Story Times designed for younger visitors first and third Mon, 10:30am. $4 per family is charged to cover program costs and includes access to the rest of the Museum. • Museum admission only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/military, $3 for children 2-12, and free under age 2. Located at the north end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. 910-763-2634 or LATIMER HOUSE

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. • Summer Jazz Series: Bring your blankets or chairs and relax on the lawn! Beverages and gourmet snacks available; donations appreciated. 8/12, 6:30pm: Jack Krupicka and Julie Rehyder. • 9/9, 6:30pm, Liz Pina and Kevin Kolb. 910-251-3700. 503 Market St CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Through 2/2012: B.W. Wells: Pioneer Ecologist: Explore the breathtaking nature


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photography of ecologist B.W. Wells and discover his passion for the flora and fauna of the Lower Cape Fear region. • Through 9/5: Pirates: Welcome to a world of swashbucklers, scallywags, and scurvy sea dogs. Encounter pirates of the New World—a motley mob that ruled the waters from the Carolinas to the Caribbean. Meet Stede Bonnet and, aye, Blackbeard himself. Play pirate games, learn to speak like a pirate, and uncover a rich buried treasure of pirate facts and fiction.Free w/admission. • 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. Dynamic Dinosaurs, 8/13, 20, 27, 1-4pm, ages 5-12. Free w/admission. Dinosaurs big and small, come meet them all! From the Apatosaurus to the Velociraptor, explore bones, teeth and skin casts of creatures long extinct. Investigate “living fossils” and make a skeletal “dino” model to take home. 8/21: Star Light, Star Bright, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. Free w/admission. Journey into the night sky to explore star characteristics. Museumology, ages 11-12, 8/1-5, 9am-noon. From selecting artifacts to telling their stories, develop and showcase your behind-the-scenes knowledge. Finish the week with an exhibit opening to share your creation with family and Museum visitors. Summer Shorts—Hands-on adventures for groups of 10 or more children, ages 5-14. $5. 60-minute programs available through 8/5: Eco-Adventures, Start Search, Pirates, Ahoy, and Dino-mite! 8/3, 5, 9:30am, 11am and 1pm. RSVP: 910-798-4367. • Hours: 9am-5pm, 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

exhibition • 8/13, 3pm, Hughes Wing: Mother and daughter fiber artists Valerie Robertson and hDr. Adeline Robertson share their thoughts and creative process through their two contemporary fiber art works in the exhibition. • 8/21, 3pm, Brown Wing: Fritzi Huber discusses her art work and memorabilia for the closing program of the exhibition Fritzi Huber: A Circus Life. This is also the final day to view the exhibition.• Jazz at CAM series: Online sales, 8/8: CAM/CFJS Members: $40/non-members: $60. Indv. seats on sale 8/22: CAM/CFJS Members: $7/non-members: $10, students: $5 w/ID. Series from 9/2011-4/2012. • CLASSES, ETC: Kids @ CAM, 8/20, noon-3pm. $3/child or $5/child non members. Adults, free. Make art you can take home, explore our new exhibitions. No pre-registration necessary. • Zumba classes begin 8/22, Mon/Wed/Fri, 5:306:30pm. $10/non or $8/member. • Life Drawing every Tues., 6-9pm. Group meets in Reception Hall. Participants provide own dry drawing materials and watercolors.• Hand and Wheel Pottery Techniques, Mon/Wed, 8/8-9/28, 9amnoon or Tues/Thurs, 8/8-9/29, 5:30-8:30pm: CAM Mem., 250/Non-members, $300. Hiroshi Sueyoshi


As a fund-raiser for Children at Heart Adoption Services, tennis clinics are offered throughout August for all levels of interest. Cardio Tennis, Doubles Clinics, Forehand/Backhand Clinic and Specific Clinic are among the options. Taking place from the 3rd through the 22nd, various time slots are open, and most clinics are only $10 each, with the exception of the Beginner’s Clinic, which includes all dates, plus August 22nd, for $70. Call 901-341-4631 for more info.

CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: State of the Art/Art of the State, Hughes Wing through 10/30. Focuses on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of NC. • Fritzi Huber: A Circus Life, on view through 8/2011. Feat. biographical artifacts, artwork, and ephemera relating to the art and family life. • Through 10/2: Clyde Connell: Swamp Songs, Louisiana artist Clyde Connell used brown earth and red clay to color her drawings and sculptures, as well as bits of iron scrap; mystical view of nature and described as transcriptions of music heard on the bayou. • Through 10/2: Terrell James: Field Study, compliments Clyde Connell: Swamp Songs by showing two women artists of different generations, one influenced by the other. EVENTS: 8/4, 7-8pm: Lisa and Galen, acoustic. CAM members/students, $5; nonmembers,$10. Lisa Rankin: vocals, piano, keybass, flute, recorder, tin whistle, harmonica, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars. Galen Hunsucker: acoustic and electric guitars, vocals. • Gallery Conversations (museum admission/free for members): 8/7, 3pm: Ben, Catherine and Carl Billingsley, State of the Art/Art of the State, Hughes Wing. An informal talk with a family of artists, Wilmington artist and art educator Ben Billingsley and his parents, Catherine and Carl Billingsley (Ayden, NC) share their thoughts and creative process through their work in the

teaches handbuilding, wheel throwing, glazing and finishing techniques. Class size is limited. Open to all skill levels, ages 16+. To register, call 910.395.5999 ext. 1000 or e-mail ckilian@ • Tai Chi, Wed., noon; $5, members; $10, non. • Yoga, Thurs., noon; $5, members; $10, non. • Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues-Wed and Fri-Sun., 11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am-9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www.cameronartmuseum. com or 910-395-5999.

Sports/Recreation HALYBURTON PARK PROGRAMS Halyburton Park: Summer Evening Nature Series, Wed. evening in the park; pre-reg rqd. Schedule: Shark Attack, Wed., 8/3, 6:30-7:30pm. $5. Any closer and you just might get bit! This program brings sharks to life through engaging activities

new and used digital and film cameras camera bags and accessories memory cards, film, tripods digital printing and traditional darkroom supplies lighting equipment, reflectors used equipment discounts for darkroom students and instructors. Call about repairs. 1351 S. Kerr Ave. • (910) 313-2999 OPEN: 10-6 M-F 10-4 Sat. • Closed Sunday

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and interactive props. By the end of the program, participants will understand what it takes to be an amazing predator. Presented by the N.C. Aquarium. • Nature Art Camp: 8/8-12, 9am-5pm. Ages 10-13, $200. • Eco Camp: Ages: 10-13, $200. 8/15-19, 9am-5pm. • Turtle Tales: Wed, 8/24, 6:307:30pm • Preschool Nature Programs, ages 2-5. $3/child. Pre-reg rqd. 341-0075. • Totally Turtles: Mon 8/10-11 am or Tues 8/10-11am. Learn all about turtles and get an up close look at some of the turtles that are found in and around the park. • Happy Hoppers: Mon, 8/22, 10 -11am or Tue, 8/23, 10-11am. Come explore the park and learn about animals that hop. We will take a hike to look for “hoppers” and learn about what they eat and how they survive in the park. 4099 S. 17th St, 910-341-0075. TENNIS CLINICS AND TOURNEYS Mon: 8/8 and 15: Cardio Tennis from 9-10am ($10/ clinic) • 3.5-4.0 Doubles Clinic from 10am-11am ($10/clinic) • Beginner Tennis Clinic from 5:306:30pm ($70/session, which includes 7 clinics; all dates plus 8/22) • Wed.: 8/3, 10, 17: Cardio Tennis from 5:30-6:30pm ($10/clinic), Forehand/ Backhand Specific Clinic from 6:307:30pm ($10/clinic). Serving Clinic from 7:30-8pm. Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. 3405-A Park Ave. www. or 341-4631. ADVENTURE COMPANY 2011 Historical Southport Bicycle Tours: 8/13, 8am; and 9/3, 8am. $15; bring bike and helmets. Fee w/bike/helmet rental, $20. Limited number of bikes available for rent. RSVP: The Adventure Kayak Company,(910)454-0607. 807 Howe St. FENCING CLASSES Cape Fear Fencing Association (CFFA) beginners’ 6-wk. class, 8/16, 6:30pm. Taught by Head Coach Greg Spahr, Tues/Thurs; $50. Meets in the lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s on the corner of 5th and Ann streets in downtown Wilmington. Equipment supplied by the CFFA. Learn basic elements of fencing, the history of the sp and more! Graduates will have the option of continuing with CFFA, fencing Tues/Thurs, 7:30pm. Head Coach Greg Spah: 910 799-8642. EAST COAST WAHINE CHAMPIONSHIP Surfer girls will rule the waves on 8/20-21, 8am-5pm, when nearly 200 wahines of all ages compete in the 15th annual East Coast Wahine Championship at Wrightsville Beach. This year the competition moves north to the Columbia Street beach access due to its proximity to a popular surf break and to a number of businesses, restaurants and amenities in the heart of Wrightsville Beach. To celebrate 15 years, the East Coast Wahine Championship is stoked to partner with Sweetwater Surf Shop, Wrightsville Beach’s oldest surf shop serving the local surf community since 1976. Contestants must check in at Sweetwater Surf Shop (10 N. Lumina Ave.) on Friday, 8/19, 5-8pm. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES Shag lessons, men and women’s adult tennis ladder, tennis lessons for youth and adults, cotillion for youth, yoga, pilates, boot camp for

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Film SUMMER KID MOVIE SERIES 8/4: Monsters vs Aliens. 8/11: Shrek. 8/18: Shrek 2. 8/25: The Last Airbender. $1 Carmike 16, 111 Cinema Dr. (910) 815-0266 or SURFING AT SUMMER’S END See page 22. SUBVERSIVE FILM SERIES See page 21 for this week’s listing. • 8/14: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)—An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. • 8/21: Jacob’s Ladder (1990)—A Vietnam war veteran (Tim Robbins) finds out that his post-war life is like a bad acid trip when he is attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him. Directed by Adriane Lyne. • 8/28: Catch 22 (1970)—In this absurdist masterpiece, a man (Alan Arkin) is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. Based on the novel by Joseph Heller. Directed by Mike Nichols. Juggling Gypsy, 1619 Castle St. MOVIES AT THE LAKE See page 21 for this week’s listing. • Every Sun. night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park welcomes families, and their lawn chairs and blankets, to spend an evening under the stars watching some of the best hit movies around. Each week, the Chamber of Commerce will also be hosting a food drive benefiting a local charity; bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Films are free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions for sale. Schedule: 8/14: Toy Story 3; 8/21: Tangled; 8/28: Secretariat; 9/4: Rango CINEMATIQUE See page 21 for this week’s listing. • Plays weekly at Thalian Hall main stage, 7:30pm, $7 (unless otherwise noted) • 8/15-17, Buck—A true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. 1 hr. 28 min. Rated PG. • 8/22-24: Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor) as he meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent). This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) who came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor and hope that his father taught him. 1 hr. 44 min. Rated R 6TH ANNUAL CARRBORO FILM FEST Films are now being accepted for 6th annual Carrboro Film Festival—must be submitted for consideration by 9/30. Professional, student and youth filmmakers are invited to submit their short films (under 20 min. run time). Fest: 11/20/2011.

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Films received by 8/20 carry a $10 entry fee; $15 per film after. Open to any filmmaker who has “breathed the good air of North Carolina” sometime in their lives. Filmmakers may submit their films and pay entry fees at www.carrborofilmfestival. com. More info: FILMMAKER’S SOCIAL Filmmaker Social every 2nd Friday of the month, 7pm! Connect with other filmmakers, as well as discuss topics such as fundraising, production and trends in the industry. 16 Taps, 127 Princess St., downtown Wilmington. Sponsored by CFIFN.

Kids Stuff YOUTH CONFERENCE The Youth Dept. of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 7500 Carolina Beach Rd, host their annual Youth Conference nightly at 6:30pm, 8/3-5. Various area youth groups will showcase their talents in the form of praise through song and dance. Guest speakers are: Minister Collette Caldwell, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church; Pastor Maxzine Utley, Love Center Church and Rev. Valerie Troy, First Baptist Church. Please join us as it promises to be a great treat for the youth of all ages. Sis. Tammi McGlone: 910-233-8258 or Sis. Sherry Stevens, 910-617-0564. COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER CAMP Orange St. Arts Stars: Fine Arts Camp w/Andrea Wlodarczyk—week-long, half-day summer fine arts camp, led by licensed. Discover fine art techniques including mixed media, painting, bookmaking, batik, paper making, fibers, plaster cast and sculpture. Ea. session culminates w/ exhibition of campers art work on Friday. Snack provided. $150/week; all materials included.Ages 5-12, 9am-12:30. Schedule: 8/8-12. • Mini Monets Illustrators & Designers Camp: Introduction to the graphic arts. Projects will focus on graphic design, illustration, storyboards, character design and animation. $60, ages 10+; 8/15-19, 3:15-4:15pm. • Mini Monets Summer Art Camp: Projects are designed to emphasis the use of various types of lines, the 6 color wheel and fun! Mixed media, sculpture, drawing and painting. $60 ages 3-5; 8/15-19, 4:30-5:15pm. Arts Center at 910-3417860. CAPE FEAR FENCING SUMMER CAMPS The Cape Fear Fencing Association’s summer camps—Advanced Saber/Epee (exp. rqd): 8/8-12, 9am-5pm.All camps in the lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s, corner of 5th and Ann Streets. or 910-799-8642. GREENFIELD GRIND SKATEPARK Greenfield Grind Skatepark at Greenfield Lake, located behind 302 Willard St. Pre-reg rqd: 3628222. Beginner clinics for youth ages 7-12. Class split into small groups to facilitate personalized instruction. Each clinic will be taught by Skatepark staff. $15/participantp; includes a pass to skate free for that day plus two free day passes. 8/13, 27, 10:30am-noon. HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS Early childhood music and movement program; learning through fun, play and music for kids 9 months through 7 years. Drop ins welcome. $10 per family. Summer hours effective immediately through end of Aug: Tues, 11:30am at Carolina Beach Parks and Rec Bldg, and Tues, 2pm at Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center. New schedule coming, Sept. www.happylittlesingers. com 910-777-8889

Lectures/Readings COFFEE TALK New Hanover County Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley invites the local community to a “Coffee Talk” to discuss issues facing the district for the 2011-12 school year. With the growing challenges in education, this open forum will allow parents to come and speak directly with Dr. Markley about what concerns them most. Sponsored by Port City Java, each Coffee Talk will be held across the district. Scheduled on Tues. at 7:30am: 8/9, Ashley High School Cafeteria, 555 Halyburton Memorial Pwy; 8/16, Holly Shelter Middle School Cafeteria, 3921 Roger Haynes Dr., Castle Hayne.

Valita Quattlebaum: (910) 254-4221. REV. DR. IAN MARKHAM St James will host The Very Rev. Dr. Ian Markham, Dean of Virginia Theological Seminary on Thurs., 8/18, 7pm, Great Hall. His topic will be “A Seminary Dean’s view on the future of the Episcopal Church.” plugins/filemanager/files/christian_formation/ lecture_markham_aug_18_11.pdf FACT OR FICTION FRIDAY 8/19, 2pm: Fact or Fiction Friday is your chance to meet local authors and ask questions about writing and publishing. Today’s guest is Wanda Canada, author of the mystery novels Island Murders (2001) and Cape Fear Murders (2003). Both books are available at New Hanover County Public Library and local bookstores. The free program is at Myrtle Grove Library, 5155 S. College Rd. 910-798-6328.

Classes/Workshops SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS Through 8/25, noon-5pm. Reg: noon-12:30pm. Workshops for sm. business owners, entrepreneurs and community. Guest speaker: Don Spry, SBA Sr. Regional Director. Steps for a Small Business Loan. Plus Speakers on Quickbooks Tips, Organization, Stressbusters & Ultimate Health, Starting a

OLD BOOKS ON FRONT STREET “Knit Wits, the crafting group open to all,” Wed nights, 6:30pm. • Art on display as part of Fourth Friday Gallery stop downtown, the fourth Friday every mo. with new exhibitions and artist receptions. • Mary Shelly’s Birthday Party: 8/28. Cake and visit w/several women currently writing in the sci/fi fantasy genre. • Coming in September: Banned Books Read-In. See essay contest in conjunction with encore in Hodge Podge, page 2. 249 N. Front St. (910) 76-BOOKS

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Local film writer Ben Steelman of the StarNews will host authors Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson to discuss their book, “Songs of Hollywood.” The book delves into the way songs and music was showcased on screen throughout various eras of film, from early “talkies” to the Golden Age. Light refreshments served at WHQR Gallery, 254 N. Front Street. (910) 343-1640

PROLOGUE: SONGS OF HOLLYWOOD 8/8, 7pm. Join Ben Steelman of StarNews to discuss local authors Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson’s work, “Songs of Hollywood.” Meet at WHQR Gallery, at 7 p.m., 254 N. Front St., 3rd floor. Light refreshments served. Book focuses on how the songs were presented in the movies, from early talkies where actors portrayed singers “performing” the songs, to the Golden Age in which characters burst into expressive, integral song—not as a “performance” but as a spontaneous outpouring of feeling.

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PARENTING BOOK CLUB A new book club is forming with a focus on enhancing family life through an exploration of the science behind child development. Meetings held the first Thurs. ea. month, 6-7pm. Old Books on Front St. Objective is to engage the community in meaningful discussion about ways to foster healthy family living and to inspire personal growth and connection. Jessica: 336-420-2887 or GOING GREEN ENVIRO BOOK CLUB Cape Fear’s Going Green is sponsoring a new book club to encourage discussion of environmental topics, meeting the first Tues. ea. month at Old Books on Front Street. Future meeting dates: 9/6, 10/4, 11/1 and 12/1. Upcoming titles posted: www. GRAMERCY PREP Gramercy Prep is teaching two SAT prep courses this summer in Wilmington. Each course is one week long Mon-Fri, 9am-12 noon. 8/8-12. 910465-9445. KAYAK AND STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING Free workshops held at the Fran Russ Rec Center at Wrightsville Beach Park.Friday, 8/19, 7-9pm. Free workshop. Topics will include water safety, wind, weather, and tide information to help you enjoy a safe trip on the water. (910)256-7925 or E-READER WORKSHOP 8/23, 6pm: Learn how to download free digital content to your eReader (Nook or Sony Reader), iPod, MP3 player, Blackberry, iPad, or Android! NHCPL Business Reference Librarian Susan Wood will demonstrate how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks from the NC Digital Library. Free workshop! Main Library, 201 Chestnut St., downtown ILM. Space limited, so preregister using library’s online calendar. 910-798-6353 or

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Professional instruction with Lois DeWitt, MFA, teaches small classes and individual tutoring. Enroll: Classes are $25. Schedule: Water Color Workshops, Mon, 11am-1pm: Learn washes, expressive brushstrokes, light and shadow and more! Materials provided. • Collage Workshops, Mon., 3-5pm. Create a beautiful, colorful collage from a variety of papers and other media. Materials provided. • Mixed Media Workshops, Tues., 3-5pm. Learn how to use found material to create a beautiful mixed media piece. Materials provided. • Acrylic Painting Workshops, Wed, 11am-1pm. Learn acrylic painting basics and create a beautiful painting; beginners/experienced painters welcome. Materials provided. • Oil Pastel Workshops, Wed. 3-5pm Bright, vibrant color, ease of use and great results. Learn oil pastel basics. Materials provided. • Basic Drawing Workshops, Sat., 11am-1pm. Learn line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn drawing basics or refresh your drawing skills. Materials provided. TAI CHI Tai Chi, Mon., 6:30pm, Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 S. 17th St. Taught by Karen Vaughn, LAC, 3rd gen. Tien Shan Pai disciple. $15/class. (910) 392-0870

Clubs/Notices ALBERT SCHWEITZER HONORS The Honors Scholars Program and Randall Library at UNCW seek nominations from the Cape Fear region for the 2011 Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar Award. The program recognizes the recipient’s contributions to the region and/or communities within the region. Award recipients exemplify the attributes and ideals of Nobel laureate Albert Schweitzer by making a difference in the areas of medicine, music or humanitarian efforts and reflecting Schweitzer’s philosophy of “reverence for life.” To submit a nomination, send an e-mail with the nominee’s name and contact info, your own contact info and a brief description of the nominee’s contributions to the community and region to Deadline: 8/5. 910-962-4181. CAPE FEAR HOME BUILDERS 8/5, 6-9pm: WCFHBA Family Night with the Wilmington Hammerheads —Show your team spirit and enjoy great food, drinks & raffles while tailgating before the game. Melissa: (910) 799-2611 • 8/20: 3rd Annual Fish Tails Tournament—Inshore/ offshore classic! Fsh for flounder, drum, trout or King Mackerel. No check out, 50/50 payout for all 1st place categories. Bryan or Cameron: (910)799-2611 • 2nd Annual Emerging Green Business Conference—Wed., 9/21, Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach. For sponsorship opportunities or to register: Tyler, (910) 799-2611. WOMEN’S LODGE 8/5, 7pm: Drumming, movement, talking circle. Leading thought on “Knowing theSophia; Feminine Wisdom,” in Southport. Alicia Marroquin: alicia@ or 910-363-4311. Hopefully we do this first Friday of every month! COUPON CLUB 8/8, 9/12, 6pm: The Wilmington Coupon Club meetings monthly (second monday) at 6pm at Pacifica Senior Living, 2744 S. 17th Street. Come learn how to save money as well as meet new friends. $5 ZIMMER CARE CANCER New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Zimmer Cancer Center is participating in a new national program to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Developed by The Wellness Community (TWC) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), the Cancer Transitions program was created to bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life following cancer. Spaces still available for

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this free 5-wk program designed for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Tues., beginning 8/9, 6-7:30pm., conference room at NHRMC’s Zimmer Cancer Center. Expert panelists include physicians, nutritionists and fitness experts who will discuss nutrition, emotional and social suppor and medical effects of treatment. LaSonia Melvin: 910-342-3403. CITY SCHOOL SCHEDULE All facilities are handicap accessible and equipped with restroom facilities. Lifeguards on duty. $2 adults/$1 kids. Splash Pad, free. • Legion Pool: 2131 Carolina Beach Rd, Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri, 15pm; Wed., 1-6pm; Sat., noon-5pm; Sun, closed. • Northside Pool: 750 Bess St. Mon-Fri., 1-6pm; Sat., noon-5pm. • Robert Strange Pool: 410 S. 10th St. Mon-Fri., 1-6pm; Sat., noon-5pm. • Northside Splash Pad 750 Bess St., Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm. WRITERS AND WELLNESS GROUP Life Writers and Wellness Group, (formerly “Grace in the Word”) meets 3rd Tues., 7-8:30pm. Schedule: 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20. 5041 New Centre Dr, Ste 122. 910-262-4454. writingdoctor7@gmail. com. or mountainbirdministry@ EXIT LANE TOURS 8/20, 10am: Day trip to NC Museum of Art in Raleigh featuring a special exhibit -”Mirror Images: Women Portraying Women” North Carolina women artists exploring the experiences of women in today’s culture $60 includes round trip transportation and lunch in the Museum’s Iris restaurant. (910)5247770 or YWCA’S ILM IN BLACK AND WHITE Join us downtown at the Community Arts Center on Fri., 8/26, 6:30pm, for the Kickoff of the History of Wilmington in Black & White. Listen to the spiritual sounds of Gospel Singer & Lecturer Mary D. Williams along with other special guests. History of Wilmington in Black & White class begins 9/8. CAPE FEAR ROWER CLUB Cape Fear River Rowing Club’s classes for beginners: Two, three-hour morning sessions, from 8-11am, on Sat/Sun. Students will become familiar with the boats and equipment, learn proper technique on a rowing machine, and then experience on-the-water rowing instruction. No previous rowing experience is necessary, but students must know how to swim. 8/27-28, 9/2425, and 10/22-23. Wilmington Marine Center, 3410 River Rd. $60/two sessions. Limited to five students. Reg: Morris Elsen, morris.elsen@gmail. com. 910-343-3381. WILMINGTON MAGIC CLUB The Wilmington Magic Club is now accepting new members. If you have an interest in magic or currently perform magic, please come share your talents. Celebrating 30 years in Wilmington. Teaching sessions and magic performances at each meeting. Members include Beginners to Semi Professionals. 910-520-4026. COUPON CLUB IM Coupon Club meets monthly, second Monday, at 6pm Come exchange coupons and learn how to save money. CAPE FEAR KNITTERS Cape Fear Knitters, the Wilmington chapter of The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) meets the third Sat. ea. month, 10am-noon. Gerri: 371-3556. Judy: 383-0374. AD/HD SUPPORT GROUPS ADHD Support Group: Wilmington Area CHADD meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Building B. This FREE support group is open to anyone affected by ADHD. For more information, go to www. PSORIASIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 2nd Sat. of month at Port City Java in Harris Teeter on College and Wilshire, 5pm. Christopher: (910) 232-6744 or Free; meet others with psoriasis and get educated on resources and program assistance. CULINARY ADVENTURES TOUR Culinary Adventures tours with food writer/chef Liz Biro. Learn about downtown Wilmington’s food history with delicious stops. Schedule/admission:; 910-545-8055

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