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Stand-up for Cancer

Comedians keep audiences ‘laughing for life’

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Matt Ward will embark on his third annual fund-raiser, Laughing for Life, a comedy show benefiting families of cancer patients. The proceeds help alleviate the financial burden associated with treating the heartless disease, as well as aid the funding of the Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo-Tide Run (March 19th). Check out the interview with Ward on page 10 to find out who all is on the bill, aside from Jamey Stone (pictured).

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artsy smartsy ............. 8-21 8-10 theatre: Rachael Carscaddon gets the update on UNCW’s 11th production of Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’; Bethany Turner finds out about Matt Ward’s annual fund-raiser, Laughing for Life; Sarah Crandall previews Thalian Association’s ‘Dividing the Estate.’

12 art: Lauren Hodges gets info on the latest Wilmington Arts Council saga.

13 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions are hanging at local galleries.

14 music: Patti Wilson interviews JP Miller of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, performing this weekend at the Soapbox.

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quest at the response that other people have to it. Not so different from the berating questions that vegetarians were routinely subjected to 20 years ago: “Uh-huh, and how do you get protein or B vitamins?” The response by so many people has been derisive and disparaging, as they often pointed out the items they believe to only be purchasable in big box stores. I had to laugh when one of my dear friends, a confirmed bachelor and far from a domestic god, responded with, “Yeah, but sheets and towels? Where are you going to get that stuff locally?” This conversation transpired several months into my initial “Live Local” quest. But I am happy to say I have solved my home-goods plight: Tomlinson. When I was seven, my parents purchased a dilapidated historic mansion and our family embarked upon the 16-year journey of its renovation. This included— as each room was made structurally sound, plastered and painted—the process of finding the decor items

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necessary for the newly reclaimed room to be used. Rugs, furniture, pillows, waste baskets—all the assortments of domestic life were slowly procured over the years. I am not exaggerating when I say my mother spent six months comparing placemats to find the right black ones at the right price that would be durable enough for long-term family use. Though I derided this at the time—in tones only a 9-year-old sick of being dragged through every store in Wilmington could summon—today, some 20 years later, the same placemats are on the same table. During my mother’s hunt, I was introduced to Tomlison Sales Company on South College Road, which is owned by a small regional company headquartered in Florence, SC. They currently have nine retail outlets in the eastern part of North and South Carolina. In many ways the one in Wilmington feels a lot like stepping back into the late ‘60s. It doesn’t have the chic displays and the flashing lights of the big stores. Instead, it uses wood paneling, hand-written signs and dressing rooms with

swinging saloon doors. But its focus on low overhead does allow Tomlinson to offer better prices. Tomlinson has really become my go-to place this year for household items and clothing. Towels, sheets, slippers, cook ware—name it and they’ve got it! Due to unexpected family health problems this year I needed to purchase men’s PJs, slippers and the accoutrements for the bathroom, all of which came from Tomlinson. Finding jeans that did not make me want to cry—the constant struggle of the pudgy woman—was solved by the discovery of Levi’s sold at Tomlinson. For cooks and kitchenware shoppers, the selection of good cast-iron is incredible and the prices, jawdropping. One of the by-products of my increased local spending has been increased local food purchases and therefore finally starting to cook again. This led to the realization that I had nothing in the house to use for frying an egg, much less make any real entrée. (Jock and I can’t be the only overly busy couple in the world to discover this.) One trip to Tomlinson later, and I became the proud owner of several lovely pieces of cookware, including a cast iron Dutch oven that has changed my life. Best of all, I purchased it for 30 percent less than the prices I found at the high-end cooking stores. The other signature item that Tomlinson has set itself apart with is Carhartt. Warm, durable work clothing is essential for many people. My lovely Jock, a man who makes sparks fly and endures oil stains on his clothing almost daily, constantly searches for workwear that can stand up to the abuse and not cost a fortune. We just can’t spend $100 on a pair of pants he is going to set on fire within a week. Not only has Tomlinson helped me fulfill my Live Local commitment, their great prices have saved me money. More importantly, it’s money that stays in our neck of the woods, and that is priceless.

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Those Ingenious Western Spies! In January, Saudi officials detained a vulture from Tel Aviv University (part of endangered-species research), calling it a spy and alarming its Israeli handlers that the bird might face a gruesome execution as an espionage agent. Then, a day later, Iran reportedly detained an Arab-American woman crossing its border from Armenia after discovering a “spy microphone” in her teeth. (A week later, she was allowed to travel to Turkey.) In December, after an Egyptian woman was killed by a shark at a Red Sea resort, the local governor in Egypt accused Israel’s spy agency, Mossad, of releasing “attack sharks” in order to stifle tourism.

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A supposedly centuries-old Korean health treatment the vaginal steam bath has become a popular fad recently in Southern California, according to a December Los Angeles Times report. As the client squats on an open-seated stool, vapors of herbs such as wormwood supposedly fight stress, infections, hemorrhoids, infertility and irregular menstrual periods. Thirty minutes’ treatment runs $20 to $50, and accord-

ing to a prominent Beverly Hills gynecologist, the procedure actually could be beneficial. Among the don’t-miss tourist attractions in Thailand, according to author Jim Algie’s recent guide (“Bizarre Thailand”): the monkey hospital in Lopbun, where terminal patients are treated with utmost respect (pending, of course, their imminent reincarnation); “Tortoise Town” in Khon Kaen province, where those critters outnumber humans by 4-to-1 and dominate the streets with shell-butting mating-rights competitions; and the Buffalo Head Temple near Bangkok, where the abbot’s pagoda, for some reason, is made of 6,000 water buffalo skulls. China’s dynamic economy has created Western-style insecurities, including young women’s anxieties about beauty and self-improvement as they search for employment. Consequently, China has become the world’s third-largest consumer of plastic surgery services with demand that perhaps challenges the supply of skilled surgeons. Women typically want wider eyes, “sliced” eyelids, narrower noses and jaws, and smaller chins, and both men and women seek height by attempting the painful (and usually unsuccessful) “heel implant” procedure. (A currently popular, less invasive remedy for immedi-

ate body streamlining as when preparing for a job interview involves ingesting eggs of the ringworm, so that the worm devours food before the stomach can digest it.) Every Dec. 24 in Sweden, at 3 p.m., a third to a half of all Swedes sit down to watch the same traditional television program that has marked Christmas for the last 50 years: a lineup of historic Donald Duck cartoons. According to a December report on Slate. com, the show is insinuated in the national psyche because it was the first big holiday program when Swedes began to acquire television sets in 1959. Entire families still watch together, repeating their favorite lines.

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The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) announced in December that it issued 350,000 “fatwas” in 2010 not the “death to” fatwas, but rather, Quranic interpretations governing everyday life. (The Authority ruled last year, for example, that car raffles are bad; that vuvuzelas are acceptable if kept under 100 decibels; that afternoon naps are prohibited because time should be better spent; and that half-sisters may shake hands with their brothers, even if their mother is Christian.)

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News That Sounds Like a Joke

When longtime Orange County, Calif., inmate Malcolm King demanded kosher meals and double helpings, jailers resisted, and King went to court. Judge Derek Johnson asked King if his demands were religion-based, and King said yes citing “Festivus” (a joke religion popularized on the “Seinfeld” TV show). According to a December Orange County Register report, Judge Johnson approved King’s demands. A 2010 Chicago Tribune public-records examination of suburban Chicago traffic-stop drug searches found that sniffer dogs are usually wrong that 56 percent of all “positive” signals by dogs yielded no contraband (73 percent failure if the driver was Hispanic).

Least Competent Criminals

A perp wanted on an arrest warrant has a powerful incentive to lie about his ID if subsequently stopped by police, and sometimes bluffing with a bogus name works. However, twice in January, in Dallas and in Great Falls, Mont., perps gave other names, only to learn that people with those names were in as much trouble as they were. Mario Miramontes, 22, wanted for parole violation, told an officer in Dallas that he was his cousin, without knowing that the cousin was wanted for sex abuse of a minor. Jonothan Gonsalez told police in Great Falls that he was really Timothy Koop Jr., but Koop was also a wanted man.

Recurring Themes

Which Branch Is Best? Dustin Jakes, 27, an Army soldier, was arrested for shooting drinking buddy David Provost, 24, a Navy sailor, in Florence, Ariz., on Christmas Day. They argued over which service was better (and since Jakes had the gun, the answer was “Army”). Mark Richardson, 21, of Oklahoma City is the most recent con man to seek caregivers to attend to him intimately as he dresses in a diaper, feigns autism and claims to require constant care. Richardson’s mother admitted to The Oklahoman newspaper that her son is “not your average, everyday, walking-the-street citizen.”



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vagina. That’s how UNCW will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, with their 11th production of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues,”taking place in Lumina Theater. In 1994 Ensler wrote the play based on 200 interviews with women about their sexuality; she brought attention to topics often kept secret in our society: rape and abuse. On Valentine’s Day 1998, Eve and a group of women in New York established V-Day. Now, “The Vagina Monologues” (“VM”) is a movement, and thousands of universities around the world put on the play every year in February. One event in New York rapidly turned into thousands. UNCW is proudly taking part, helping proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations, such as Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center Inc. and The Carousel Center for Abused Children.

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Lisa Huynh—also a previous “VM” cast member and layout editor of “The Seahawk”—is excited about this year’s upcoming event. “This is my first time directing,” she says. “I really wanted to play around with the diversity of the cast. All the actresses have their own stories, so unique with their backgrounds.” Including students, grad students, community members and people affiliated with the Rape Crisis Center, the play is basically the same set of monologues as in previous years. The directors are given six spotlights to choose from to perform. The only aspect that changes from year to year is the Spotlight Campaign, for which Ensler writes a monologue. The spotlight of 2011 focuses on the women and girls of Haiti, whose safety is at risk since the earthquake left the island n disarray in January 2010. Before the quake, sexual violence was already a widespread problem; rape has only been recognized as a crime in Haiti since 2005. Now, a year after the disaster, the refugee camps are unsecured and women are living with strangers, resulting in many gang rapes. Thus sexual violence at an even higher statistic than before. Unfortunately, attempts at closing the gaps in gender equality and women’s empowerment vanished with the disaster. Key players in the fight to stop sexual violence went down in the quake, squandering a lot of hope. The important thing now, as Haiti is reconstructed and the new government comes in, is to pay close attention toward sexual violence—especially in the refugee camps—and continue trying to stop it. Along with the focus on Haiti, spotlights within “The Vagina Monologues” are placed on how people identify sexually. “A couple months ago, [there]

were six teenage suicides pertaining to homosexuality,” Huynh says. The suicides left a devastating and indelible mark on the LGBTQI community, as the ages of the victims ranged from 13-19 and took place in different locations around the nation. Harassment due to sexuality ended the young people’s lives; hence, it’s important to have the stories incorporated into the 2011 play. “We have a transgender woman [in the cast] this year, performing the monologue ‘They Beat the Girl Out of my Boy,’” Huynh says. “The whole point [of “The Vagina Monologues”] is women telling their stories—and other women’s stories. Some monologues are really funny, some are really sad.” While the play is humorous, let’s not forget the subject matter is not light. There are no secrets on the stage, so in a monologue like “The Angry Vagina,” expect to find out what it’s like to wear a tampon or hear about a trip to the gynecologist. Mixed with comedy, the stories shine on all accounts, from reverent to irreverent. Still, the encouragement and bravado emitted from its words leave a long-lasting mark. “[‘The Vagina Monologues’] are empowering, entertaining and eye-opening,” Huynh adds. “It’s for a great cause. It appeals to that crowd, using something that isn’t talked about that much, and using it in a way that is humorous but at the same time targets what’s going on globally.” The production of “The Vagina Monologues” will be February 3rd (Thursday) and 5th (Saturday) at 7 p.m. in Lumina Theater at UNCW. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission, available through or Sharky’s Box Office (910-962-4045) in the Fisher Student Center.


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stand-up for cancer: Comedians keep audiences ‘laughing for life’


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where the fight against cancer was constant. It was not his mother, nor was it his grandfather. His big brother, Adam, developed a brain tumor at the age of four. Hospitalized for most of his fifth year of life, Adam lost a great deal of his childhood. Instead of conquering the playground, he was conquering a heartless disease. Lucky for Adam and his family, a happy ending prevailed—though not without a hefty price. Aside from the extreme emotional toil it took on the family, its debt added staggering weight to normal household bills. “It [left] us growing up very ‘efficiently,’ to put it nicely,” Matt Ward says. Though a tough experience to endure, it gave Ward the impetus to help other families struggling with the financial burdens cancer creates. “I was interested in helping out a local cause while at the same time bringing together the [region’s] live comedy performers,” Ward explains. John McQueen, Ward’s friend and fellow comedian, told him of the Steve Haydu St.

er by Bethany Turn fe Laughing for Li Show y Benefit Comed City Stage Ste. 501 21 N. Front St., . doors 6:30 p.m ., m p. 7 , -5 /4 2 $20-25 Patrick’s Lo-Tide Run, which happens in Carolina Beach every year (this year’s event will be March 19; It provides help directly to the families who are relentlessly and bravely supporting the fight on a loved one’s life. “The Lo-Tide Run. . . donates [the] event’s proceeds to a select few each year,” Ward explains. “I got together with the board members and presented them with the idea of [doing] a benefit comedy show. They were very receptive.” Thus, Laughing for Life began on December 4th, 2008. Ticket costs were donated to

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families in need and added to the proceeds from the Lo-Tide Run. By nearly drawing 350 people to see the local stand-up, improv and sketch comedy groups, the event solidified itself a success. “We even got a cameo appearance from Hilarie Burton from ‘One Tree Hill,’” Ward explains. The second year Laughing for Life took place over two nights, with the first show rated PG and the second for adults only. “The R-rated show ended up destroying the attendance of the PG night, selling out completely,” Ward says. “[We had] to turn folks away.” In fact, attendance has surpassed Ward’s expectations altogether, having grown 30 percent over the past two years. It’s popularity comes from a bill of comedians who truly have a hold on comedy. Though Laughing for Life doesn’t have a PG night any longer (comedians can decide for themselves how “clean” they want

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to make their gig), it certainly offers some of the best up-and-coming stand-up acts, including recent Wilmington transplant and nationally touring comedian Jamey Stone. “[He’ll] be appearing on Saturday, February 5th at the festival,” Ward says. “We have 20 performers lined up this year from all around the region, not just local, to bring the laughs for the cause. I feel blessed to know such great comedians.” Saturday’s audience also will hear Mike Santos (winner of the Open Mic Contest at Comedy Cabana in Myrtle Beach), along with Leo Hodson. Paralyzed from the neck down and performing from his wheelchair, Hodson calls his gig “sit-down stand-up.” Also on the Friday’s bill Louis Bishop. “It is an amazing joy to be able to use your talents for something good,” Bishop says. “I am very proud to be involved in such a great event. I have lost loved ones to cancer and seen many people beat [it]. My own father passed away from cancer of the throat, lungs and kidney. I am very much into doing anything I can to help.” As the younger brother of a survivor, Matt Ward has plenty of reasons to be excited about the continual support for Laughing for Life. It has raised $10,000 to date to help local families pay off medical expenses. “This money allows them to cope with the financial burden of a family member having cancer,” he says. “Cancer hits close to home for us all in some way.” This year comedians stand up against cancer at City Stage on Friday, February 4th, and Saturday, February 5th. The shows begin both nights at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. Those wishing to laugh for life should purchase their tickets early from Reserved seating is $25, and general admission costs $20. However, reserved seats for Saturday night are already sold out.


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of a family or who has dealt with more than one sibling, can certainly relate to this play,� Laurene Perry, director of Thalian Association’s “Dividing the Estate,� says with a chuckle. Continuing with their seasons of premieres, Thalian is bringing Horton Foote’s 1989 award-winning production to life for one weekend only. Perry and her cast members have been working diligently for the past month to ensure perfect delivery from the hilarious screenplay. With several characters and situations similar to the short-lived but highly quirky TV sitcom “Arrested Development,� the rollicking play features situational humor based around a dysfunctional family in 1987 small-town Texas. In an economy souring due to the ‘80s savings and loan crisis, along with declining oil prices, three squabbling siblings seek comfort in the values they anticipate to inherit when they divide their family estate. The children’s differing personalities contribute to the progression of the humor throughout: There’s Lewis (Skip Maloney), a ne’er-do-well alcoholic with a bad reputation in the town; the sweet and respectable Lucille (Michelle Vollmer); and the social-ladder climbing, status defined Mary Jo (Lori Winner). When the siblings become increasingly greedy over dividing the estate of matriarch Stella (Chris Brown), guarded family secrets are brought to light and several surprises unfold, leaving everyone in sticky situations. “They all are very distinct characters,� Perry reveals. “They bump heads a lot. They all vie for attention, as siblings do, and they’re

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ANOTHER SEASON PREMIERE: (l. to r.) Michelle Vollmer, Skip Maloney, Lori Winner and Chris Brown star in Horton Foote’s ‘Dividing the Estate.’ Photo by Chris Ochs

still doing it in their adult years.� Patrons can identify with many aspects of this play—an economy far from its prime, a Southern town and family issues. The stresses that arrive from it may hit close to home

but not without a few exaggerated funnies. “It’s a recession time, which certainly in some ways mirrors what’s going on now,� Perry says. “Of course it’s magnified, but in a way, [the family problems] are a reflection of what many of us have had to live through. So, I think that the audience will find themselves in one of the characters for sure, if not in one of the siblings.� Since money remains at the forefront of the plot, the uneasy characteristics inherent in human behavior shine, too. Though not a serious character piece, insightful subtleties become apparent. “This is all about greed, but I like to call it ‘entitlement,’� Perry says with a laugh, “‘cause it sounds better. It is about children who grow up believing from day one that, at some point, they will be rich. Therefore, they have spent their entire lives waiting for the day that it will come to them, only to find that maybe it’s not such an easy deal to have it come to them, and they have to work for it after all. Waiting around for the present to arrive at the door is not such a good thing, ‘cause you lose a lot of your life that way.� Kevin Wilson, who plays Lucille’s composed, responsible son, appropriately named “Son,� says that one of the most important factors in the play is change and how people deal with it. The trials, tribulations and even victories that arise from it add to our lifelong lessons.

“Adapting to inevitable change is key,� he says. “Each member of the family is challenged to accept certain amounts of change that they weren’t prepared for. When you have to face great change like that, it makes you question where you loyalty lies and how loyal you’re going to be to your family.� Perry, who has done many musicals in the past, was drawn to the idea of adapting a Horton Foote screenplay in particular. In fact, his work hasn’t been explored on local stages. “Since the death of Tennessee Williams, [Foote] is certainly the Southern playwright,� she says. “[And] I love to work with relatively small casts in non-musical productions. I like the character work that’s in a straight play or comedy that you don’t get in a musical. The depth is very rewarding.� Thalian Hall presents “Dividing the Estate� Thursday through Saturday, February 3rd through 5th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 6th at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through or by calling 910-632-2285; $25 each.


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a new direction:


Arts council debate continues


25th, the creative crowd, along with most of Wilmington, was shocked to learn that Deborah Velders was resigning from her five-year post as director of the Cameron Art Museum. Though she endured both praise and protest during her time in office, she was responsible for bringing in millions of dollars in trusts, along with nationally recognized exhibits like William Ivey Long’s “Between Taste and Travesty” and Robert Delford Brown’s residency. Underhanded comments were made by board members and even artists within the community who weren’t used to being challenged. Yet, her steadfast belief in a progressive landscape helped raise the museum’s public profile and increase Wilmington’s place on the artistic map. As Velders prepares for her February move to Texas, she remains on the steering committee for the still-developing arts council. “It is my understanding that we are the only major city in the state currently lacking an arts council,” Velders says. “This translates into attracting less money and having no unified voice advocating for the many fine n january


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arts organizations and artists working here.” Recommendations for forming an arts council were recently released by the committee in a thorough 28-page report. The work details the budget needed, highlights the attractions and developments that need the most attention and lays out a plan for getting the council started. The most encouraging part of the report adds about $75,000 into the yearly budget secured from the state art council and other sources. Also boding well for the plan is the public survey included in the report, which revealed the public’s general approval and desire for a unified arts program in Wilmington. Velders says that the geographical location of Wilmington isn’t enough to keep up the economic growth. She says an acknowledgement and support of the town’s creative resources is needed to attract prosperity. “The combination is unparalleled and seductive in its attraction of people seeking intellectual vitality alongside recreational opportunities.”

She supports her point by addressing other cities that have benefited from an investment in the arts. “Wilmington can be equal to more established sites, such as Santa Fe with its surrounding mountains and desert, the Berkshires [in Massachusetts] with the Tanglewood Music Festival, and Charleston, which has [the Spoleto Festival USA].” When asked what made Wilmington’s arts unique, both Velders and fellow steering committee member Philip Gerard answered “diversity.” “The great thing about Wilmington is that whatever your medium is, there is something here for you,” Gerard says. “There is a huge range of resources here, and they are good ones.” Gerard is a professor in UNCW’s widely respected Department of Creative Writing. He says there are so many incredible strengths to be found in Wilmington. In fact, many of them are represented in other members of the committee: With Velders standing for the museum and Gerard displaying the town’s writing talent, there is also Cucalorus Film Festival director Dan Brawley representing the film community,


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DREAMS Center for Art Education’s director Tracy Wilkes representing youth involvement, and Rhonda Bellamy standing for the Black Arts Alliance. “We also have the Bottle Chapel and Minnie Evans’ legacy, Thalian Hall and the theater community, and so much musical talent here. There is a lot to be found,” says Gerard. As for any skeptics that see the council as another expense in financially-tight times, Gerard reminds locals that this council is not just there to support artists. He insists that a successfully run operation will attract developments for all residents of Wilmington. Velders adds that the creative community has been patient enough and that action is needed to highlight the city’s artistic treasures. “There is growing, widespread recognition that this initiative is long overdue. An arts council is critical for this community’s future economic development through creative industries. It is beneficial to branding the city’s identity as a culturally rich, vital place and essential to encouraging arts professionals and innovators to move and remain in this county.”

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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. 26: Works by Zack Duff, Gabriel Lehman and Miranda Welborn. Show hangs for eight weeks.

Caffe Phoenix

35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm “Currently showing the whimsical nature scenes in oil and watercolor of Gail Powell through February 9th. For more information, please, visit

Hampstead Art Gallery

New Elements Gallery

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

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.

216 N. Front St. (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment Love Songs hangs through February 19th. “Love Songs” conjures up imagery of all the things we collectively love about coastal North Carolina, the peaceful serenity of winter and the friends and family that mean so much to us. And don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away!

Wilmington Art Assoc. Gallery

616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 Please, stop by to view Jean Chasmer’s artwork entitled “Jean’s Journey,” which is a retrospective of her paintings from the past 60 years. Jean is also featured in the Wilmington Art Association’s 2011 Calendar, “Expose Yourself to Art,” as Ms. November or Lady Godiva. Also enjoy “Art of the Camellia,” a colorful collection of Camellia paintings which was arranged in conjunction with Wilmington’s Tidewater Camellia Club. They chose the top winners of ribbons, but you may come in and vote for “People’s Choice.” Both events will remain up until February 24th.

Sunset River Marketplace

10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues- Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Mon. in winter myspace.comsunsetrivermarketplace This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C., features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor,

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put your hips in it:


Yo Mama’s gonna blow this town apart







soul and character, one of the funkiest bands NC has ever experienced explodes from the proverbial test tube. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band commands the attention of its listeners with atomic song titles, like “Funk in Your Knock” (Greatest Hips Volume II). They play massive backbeats, epic horns and smooth grooves, and their live shows emit positively charged energy, packed with bright costumes and boisterous stage personas. There’s a story behind each of the six unique players in the band, and they let their music do the telling. In 2006, they relocated their sound from Boone to Asheville, NC. Al Al “Sweet Nasty” Ingram is the man behind the threads and makes sure every hip in the house feels the frequency coming from his bass guitar. Derrick “Juices and Berries” Johnson balances his magic from the trombone to the occasional strumming of the guitar. Gregbob “Rescue in the Night” Hollowell is the one who makes the saxophone wail and sometimes gives life to the vocals of many different characters. J.P.

“Smoke Machine” Miller is electric in the guitar department and even finesses the keyboard when the time comes. After recently acquiring the NC duo, Eymarel, the band added Lee Allen’s floorboard cracking beats and Mary “Nuke ‘em” Frances’s display of harmonizing vocals as she handles the heavy end of the keys. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band weaves elements of hip-hop, reggae, ska and Latin soul into their own original music hat. Their success has landed them headlining slots at festivals including Wakarusa, Jam Cruise 6, GrassRoots, Smilefest, and AMJam. After the release of


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JP: We’re all on very similar missions, so most of time we get along with other funk bands—nothin’ like cuttin’ up in the green room with another band that’s got jokes as bad as yours. If someone is a good player or there is a band whose music we appreciate, we def bump their CDs as we cruise around the country. I’d say we get lots of inspiration from the music around us.

by Patti Wilson Fat Booty Band Yo Mama’ s Big Soapbox . 255 N. Front St . Sat., 2/5, 8 p.m Tickets: $10 ig Daddy Love Also playing: B

EMBRACE THE FUNK: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band comes to the Soapbox February 5th. Courtesy photo.

their award- winning album, Now You Know, the band wanted to give their fans the live experience to take home with the summer released album, Greatest Hips Volume II. Before their show at the Soapbox on February 5th, where they’ll be joined by Big Daddy Love, encore caught up with guitarist and vocalist J.P. Miller to get his take on funk and what it is to be funky. encore (e): What state of mind does one have to be in when conceptualizing a band name like Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band? J.P. Miller (JP): We actually inherited the name from my uncle. He used to have a dog named that. I’m not sure what he was doing at the time of the naming. e: What was the draw to forming a funk band? JP: Funk is the funnest music in the world! If you’re gonna be doing something for a living that is very trying, hard on your body and doesn’t pay much, it might as well be something fun. Not only that, but we get to provide an environment for others to have fun in as well. Everyone has their stresses in life, and funk is a good way to unwind. As George Clinton would say, “Funk not only moves, but it can remove ... dig?” e: Your band has played different festivals from Smilefest to GrassRoots. Do you find that funk bands are fueled by the company they keep?

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e: Since your live performances center so much on the exuberance and vigor that you produce in the audience, do you find it difficult to play in smaller, enclosed venues compared to the open space of festivals? JP: There is something magical about both small venues and large festivals. The intimacy of the small venue is a really cool experience. When you can smell your audience’s breath and you’re continuously worried that the drunk girl in the front is gonna spill her beer all over your feet, it adds different elements into the performance. The interaction level with your friends and fans at a small venue is a lot more than at bigger venues and festivals. Why do you think bands like the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith would play small club runs under different names? Large festivals are fun. It’s amazing to see that many people all dancing simultaneously to the music that you are creating on the spot. Sometimes thousands of people appear from the stage to be moving as one giant being. That looks really freakin’ cool! e: What is the process of recording a funk album? JP: We enjoy being in the studio. We like to experiment with stuff we don’t have enough hands and arms to pull off in a live performance. We also like using vintage gear. We recorded our latest album Doin’ it Hard (scheduled for a spring release) directly to tape (reel to reel). We used different amps, drums, keys and effects. Some of them are from the ‘60s and ‘70s, some of them are fairly recent. Vintage gear gives a different sound. What we are creating as “Nu-Funk” musicians is a blend of the old and the new. e: Are there any artists/bands that are on your wish list to collaborate with? JP: For the most part, we are still discovering musical qualities about each member in the band and writing new music as much as we [can.] I love collaborating with other artists. That’s what side projects are great for (check out “The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown”-album coming out soon). With Booty Band, we are spitting out so many ideas, we don’t even have time to turn them all into songs. I’d like to work with some well-known producers for future albums.


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DJ Dane Britt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 iaMhuMan —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ —Ronnie’s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 DJ —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 KaraoKe w/ DJBe extreMe —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 Dueling Pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 DJ —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ s t r e t c h —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ P. Money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 DJ eric (10PM-2aM) —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 logiK —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 hosPital Dancing w/ the Dresser concePt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

sKullBucKle, Mortal Man, Music hates you, snow on a ParKeD car —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 yo MaMa’s Big Fat Booty BanD, Big DaDDy loVe —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 MasonBoro sounD —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 Kyle linDley —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 JaMes ethan clarK anD the tuesDay night regulars —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 Piano show —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 Dance DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ scooter Fresh —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 classy KaraoKe with ManDy clayton —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 salsa w/ DJ lalo —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 MiKe o’Donnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

SUnDAY, febRUARY 6 JaM with Benny hill —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

DJ P. Money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 Perry sMith (Brunch 12-2) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 KaraoKe

—Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement DJ ceD

—The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 allison lewis —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 roBert lighthouse —128 South: 128 S. Front St., 919-886-6889 galen on guitar (Brunch) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 garage Music night: oPen noise JaM —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

monDAY, febRUARY 7 laDies night w/ Kersten caPra —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 oPen Mic w/ DJBe extreMe —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 Pengo with Beau gunn —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

Brett Johnson’s JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 oPen Mic night —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 oPen Mic night —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 DJ richterMeister —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 JaMes JarVis & FrienDs (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ tiMe —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 oPen Mic night —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 DJ Dane Britt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 hawthorne heights, D&D sluggers, suMerlin, will looMis —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

TUeSDAY, febRUARY 8 Benny hill —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 oPen Mic night —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 KaraoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172

Monday $2.50 Budweiser Draft •$4 Wells ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4- 7 Tuesday $2.50 All Drafts $4.50 Absolut Lemonade ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Wednesday $2.50 Yuengling Draft $2.50 Domestic Bottles ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Thursday $3 Coronas • $4 Margaritas ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Friday $3 Pint of The Day Saturday $5 Sangria Sunday $5 Bloody Marys *Drink Specials Run All Day, But Food Specials Shown Are From 4 Until 7 Only. Certain Appetizers are Excluded from Special.


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Party FEB. 15 2010 @ 7:00 City Stage/ Level 5 21 N. Front St. Downtown Wilmington

KaraoKe w/ DJ Dane Britt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 KaraoKe —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC KaraoKe —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 KaraoKe with Party Gras DJ —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Centre Dr.; 509-0805 KaraoKe with DJ Valerie —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 KaraoKe with BoB Clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 CaPe Fear Blues Jam —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 oPen miC with atlantis maGazine —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 miChael DauGhtry —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 KaraoKe KonG —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 DJ “mr lee” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595

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James JarVis & FrienDs (7Pm-8Pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 raDio hayes anD eChoPoint21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 DJ eyeCon —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 miKe Pinto, BaG oF toys —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

KaraoKe with BoB Clayton

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—Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement oPen miC w/ Gary allen

—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 BanGaranG w/ lorD walrus & sir niCK BlanD

—Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 Kersten CaPra

—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 the Get Down Jam with the Casserole

—16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 James JarVis & FrienDs (7Pm-8Pm)

—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St., 763-1607 DuelinG Pianos

—Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133

—Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 DuelinG Pianos & lee hauser

—Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 KaraoKe w/ DJBe extreme

—Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 DJ JuiCe

—The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaraoKe

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 oPen miC niGht

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

—High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 sai Collins

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Jake Shimabukuro 8 p.m. ‚ Friday, February 11 Kenan Auditorium ‚ $22 Discounts for UNCW students and employees, non-UNCW students and senior citizens

Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake Shimabukuro views the ukulele as an untapped source of music with unlimited potential. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock, Jake’s mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than only the traditional Hawaiian music many associate with it.

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charming British import that wows critics and wins over American audiences. By default, this year’s entry is “The King’s Speech,” a very dry character piece about the impediment suffered by King George VI (Colin Firth), and the struggle he has not only with public speaking, but with the heavy crown he will soon wear. Colin Firth is a brilliant actor, but he’s not the kind of scene-stealing, high-adrenaline type of performer, dominating every onscreen moment. In fact, Firth is quite the opposite. Quiet and understated, his performances are often like a slow burn. His portrayal of King George is at arm’s reach. Cold and brittle, with only momentary glimpses into the man beneath the regal veneer. His brother, Edward (Guy Pearce), referred to as “David” in the film, is slated to take the crown. Though a better persona and presence, Edward’s world contains the kind of tabloid fodder that makes life in the public eye difficult. George VI is something different: a man of great integrity and honor. “Bertie” (as he was called by his family) possessed the kind of strength and humility lacking in many men of his ilk. His wife (Helena Bonham Carter) tries to help him with his stammer by enlisting an unconventional doctor, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Lionel is a very matter-of-fact man—the exact opposite of his student, the future King of England. His nonchalant demeanor and personal eccentricities are not something Bertie is often forced to tolerate. Lionel is self-trained, forced to try and help shellshocked soldiers from WWI find their voice. Bertie is reluctant to embrace Lionel’s methods. But as his brother David seems intent to abdicate the throne, Bertie realizes that his stammer and aversion to public speaking is becoming not just a personal matter but a matter of national pride. The movie is built on the relationship between Bertie and Lionel. Bertie struggles with opening up to Lionel and instead focuses on more mechanical techniques to cure his affliction. The real cause runs much deeper. Feelings of isolation, abuses he suffered as a child, and the kind of stiff-upper-lip mentality employed by his father left him fractured. These issues are not only troubling for his therapy but also for his role as King. When he inevitably takes the crown, he and Lionel work endlessly to deal with four or five simple sentences. Then, a real confrontation arises. Hitler invades Poland, the nation is at war, and in a time of crisis, the people of the British Commonwealth look to their leaders for guidance. Now, there is more at stake than pride. Bertie, now King George VI, must not

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that moment, earlier in the film, where Lionel questions Bertie’s right to the throne. We get anger, hubris and the kind of emotion one would expect from a king. Other than a few minor issues I had with pacing, “The King’s Speech” still ends up being one of the best films of 2010. A viable award contender, especially for Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, who do a wonderful job of playing

this week in film No Strings Attached

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Lifelong friends Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) take their relationship to the next level by having sex. Afraid of ruining their friendship, the new lovers make a pact to keep things purely physical, with no fighting, no jealousy and no expectations. Emma and Adam pledge to do whatever they want, wherever they want, as long as they do not fall in love. The question then becomes, which one will fall first? WORDS, WORDS, WORDS: Colin Firth plays King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter as his wife in “The King’s Speech.” Courtesy photo.

only speak to his people but inspire them. “The King’s Speech” is an unconventional film—a story of pride and mining the strength to find a voice. Colin Firth does a fantastic job of realizing his character. His portrayal is spot-on, finding the right tone. The struggle is making such a cold, unemotional person so likable. For over half the picture, he’s an out-of-sorts man of privilege who treats Lionel like a second-class citizen. Eventually, he realizes that he shares much in common with the “simple” people he knows nothing of. What he understands is their fear. During WWII King George VI’s speeches were vital to a nation desperate for unity and hope at a time of uncertainty. For a Briton this kind of story is the stuff of national pride. As a non-Briton, I still managed to enjoy the characters and the fantastic performances. In the end I was left a little limp with the conclusion. When King George delivers his “call to war” speech, it was an accomplishment. Yet, it felt kind of flat. The words were well chosen, and in spite of a lifelong handicap, he spoke it well. Emotionally, it wasn’t quite the rousing call to arms one would expect in a major motion picture. We get

educational adversaries who eventually become lifelong friends. Like a lot of British imports, there’s a high level of gloss. The sets and production design are glorious. The wardrobe harkens back to an age where people actually cared how they look when they left the house— not like the slobs we see walking the street today in Ugg boots and pajama bottoms. Christ, I could spend an entire column just on that. “The King’s Speech” is a wonderfully refined effort. Much like “King George VI,” it’s a little stiff and has trouble expressing itself emotionally, but eventually it becomes rather likable.

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Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16 900 Town Center Drive • (910) 256-1857 Call for times • $6 - $9 “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak, who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth. All AreA movie listings And pArAgrAph synopses cAn be found At

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A shortdrive from the beach, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Mayfaire Town Center is a fun, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Serving the best brick-oven pizzas around, Brixx also offers a fine selection of signature focaccia sandwiches, pastas, fresh salads and desserts. Stop in for a quick lunch, or kick back on the patio with one of 24 beers on tap or 14 wines by the glass. 6801 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. (910) 256-9677. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon.-Sat. 11am–1am; Sun. 11am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: 2-for-1 pizzas and apps after 10pm ■ WEBSITE:


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 10am-11pm; Sat & Sun 10am - 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach 22 encore | february 2-8, 2011 |

■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ MUSIC: Music every Sun. in Summer ■ WEBSITE:

■ 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.

Serving breakfast all day as well as lunch and handmade cheesecake, Chef and Owner Chris Lubben loves to make many of his menu items from scratch. Whether you’re in the mood for a fluffy 3-egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is your “Out of this World” Breakfast/Lunch Destination. Evening restaurant rental is available, as well as a Personal Chef service. Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is located at 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109, on the corner of Racine Dr. and Eastwood Rd. (910) 792-6720. Follow us on Twitter @CosmicKitchen. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 8am-4pm Tues-Sat.; Sun. Brunch 9am-2pm. Closed Mon. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Take out, call (910) 792-6720 ■ WEBSITE:


For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. ■ 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.




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:


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


founded in 1981 by a group of friends, has a long-standing tradition as a favorite local watering hole. This Wrightsville-Beach eatery is open at 6am for breakfast, offering everything from omelets and pancakes, to shrimp and grits. Take a break from the beach and visit Kefi’s, where their menu features a variety of salads and sandwiches. At night Kefi comes alive by serving dinner with a Southern flare. From the fried pickles appetizer to their the shrimp or oyster Po’boy to their nightly dinner and drink specials, there is something that will make your taste buds sing. Full ABC permits. Located at 2012 Eastwood Road, (910) 256-3558. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: 6am-2am, seven days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Working Man’s Lunch for under $6 Mon.-Fri.. Lunch deliveries available in the Wrightsville Beach area. ■ MUSIC: Fri., Sat. and Sun. nights. ■ WEBSITE:


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 takehome frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials and takehome frozen meals ■ WEBSITE:


Mellow out and relax in the comfortable atmosphere that Mellow Mushroom offers. From the giant psychadelic ‘shroom located in the bar area to the Cadillac hanging on the wall, this restaurant is far from ordinary. The open kitchen brings live entertainment as pizza dough flies in the air. Their hand-tossed, spring-water dough brings new meaning to pizzas and calzones—healthy!! With 20 drafts and an array of microbrews, domestic and import bottles, Mellow Mushroom has an extensive beer list and full bar. 4311 Oleander Drive, (910) 452-3773. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: MonSat, 11am-10pm; Sun., 12pm-9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: lunch specials, a variety of sandwiches and vegetarian items. ■ MUSIC: Live jazz on Wednesdays. ■ WEBSITE:


Trolly Stop Hot Dogs are family owned with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces. Dogs include Smithfield (beef & pork), Southern Dog, Sabrett (all beef), Northern Dog, Carolina Packers Pork Dog (smoked sausage), Oscar Mayer 98% Fat Free Dogs (turkey) and Light Life Veggie Dog (soy). Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open six days including Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; (910) 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm SunWed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. (910) 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 452-3952. Open at 11am on Sat.; South Howe St. in Southport, (910) 457-7017; 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, (910) 458-5778. 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:


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; 7633035): 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.


Offering the Port City fine Asian dining at reasonable prices. Now under new management, the restaurant will serve flavorful dishes, prepared by the cultural richness of authentic China. Serving items like traditional dim sum and gourmet home-style cooking, Double Happiness is still dedicated to branding the exotic flavors of fresh ingredients and a romantic spice in all of their cooking. Their friendly staff will always go the extra mile to help diners enjoy their experience. Beer and wine is served for lunch and dinner, and Double Happiness is open. 4403 Wrighstville Avenue; (910) 313-1088. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon.- Sat. 11am - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Traditional dim sum menu.


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 earlybird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at ■ SERVING: DINNER. Open Mon. thru Thurs. 4pm-10pm; Fri. and Sat. 4pm10:30pm; 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:


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

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Paddy’s Hollow is

located downtown in historic Wilmington, tucked away in the Cotton Exchange. We are a favorite with locals and tourists.


Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning. There are no questions about life or God seen as too simple or hostile...questions like - Is there a God? Why am I Here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?


Alpha is for anyone...anyone who thinks there may be more to life than meets the eye. People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. If you would you like to know more about who God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are, then join us

Wednesday, February 9th at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church 1416 Market Street (next to New Hanover High School tennis courts) for an introduction to this wonderful program. We will enjoy a meal together beginning at 5:30pm, followed by a program from 6:15 - 7:30pm.

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chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections, our warm décor, smoke-free atmosphere, excellent service and our smooth reggae music. Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Call us 910-399-2867. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun., 3pm.– 8pm; Tues. - Sat. 11:45am – 9pm. Closed Mon. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Breakfast served all day. ■ MUSIC: Live Music every First Fri. ■WEBSITE:

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:


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:

pRESS 102

Espresso. Panini. Martini. Rome and Paris meet Manhattan and San Francisco in this new Euro-American eatery and martini bar in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Nestled inside the Hotel Tarrymore on the corner of Second and Dock streets, Press 102 offers the finest espresso and French press coffee made exclusively from locally roasted beans and more Panini creations this side of Tuscany. Boasting more than a hundred different wine labels and an endless variety of freshly pressed fruit and herb inspired martini cocktails foodies also enjoy a sophisticated evening menu that includes shrimp and grits made with 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: Tues. - Sat. 7am – close and Sun. brunch from 10am til 2pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Takeout ■ 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



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:


“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach

at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 256-2229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11:30am-3am, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, Downtown and Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: The largest tequila selection in Wilmington ■ WEBSITE:


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


Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheat-free, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Mon. through Fri., 9am to 7pm; Sat., 9am to 6pm; and on Sun., 10am to 6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 509-0331. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 11am–6pm; Sat. & Sun., 10am-6pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Food bar featuring hot and cold selections. ■ WEBSITE:


Tidal Creek Deli offers a wide array of exceptional and unusual organic foods, all of which

taste as good as they are for you. The salad bar and hot bar incorporate flavors from around the world; each item is prepared by hand using only fresh and local ingredients. The chefs are constantly experimenting to create new and exciting dishes. Choose from made to order smoothies with almond butter and hemp milk, salads with locally grown greens or, special order a wedding cake made from scratch to your specifications. Whatever your tastes, Tidal Creek Deli is a place to rejuvenate the mind and body while enjoying the company of a friendly and relaxed organic community. Located at 5329 Oleander Drive, (910) 799-2667. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Salad and hot bar. ■ WEBSITE:


Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfortable in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE:


The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal 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 Sun. brunch. ■ WEBSITE:


Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops

Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 5035 Market Street; (910) 392-6313. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Fireside oyster bar. ■ WEBSITE:


Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Family-style to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. ■ WEBSITE:


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 projector TVs in Wilmington. ■ 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 Wed., Fri., and Sat. nights. ■ WEBSITE:

A free monthly event where downtown galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture.

from 6-9pm on the fourth friday of each month Featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, metals, ceramics, glass, woodwork, mixed media and more. Showcasing art and art-related events, Fourth Friday Gallery Nights also include opening receptions, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional art-activities.

621N4TH Gallery Acme Art Studios Charles Jones African Art Bottega Gallery & Art Bar Burchetta Glassblowing Studio Caffe Phoenix Calico Room Caprice Bistro The Eclectic Front Street Glass Golden Gallery Gypsy Gina’s Lovebird Art & Design

New Elements Gallery Old Books on Front Street One Wicked Gallery Opera Room & Gallery Projekte Port City Pottery & Crafts Port City Treasures River to Sea Gallery Salon Fringe Una Luna World Gallery WHQR Gallery Wilmington Art Gallery Wilmington Wine Company

January 28 | February 25 | March 25 | April 22 May 27 | June 24 | July 22 | August 26 | September 23 October 28 | November 25 | December 23

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lifting the cultural divide: M. Salahuddin Khan creates an empathetic world

rielse by Tiffanie Gab Sikander in Khan By M. Salahudd $25.00 K arakoram Press


awrence of arabia is the cinematic

retelling of T.E. Lawrence’s autobiography “Revolt in the Desert.” This cinematographic and breathtakingly stunning tale, with its vivid color and hypnotizing imagery of the desert, is thought by many to be the most epic story of a larger-than-life, fevering adventure. I remember it fondly when my grandfather played the VHS in his den. I also remember being God-smacked by the idea of Arabia, its exotic culture and breathtaking scenery, all so different from the Western world in which I was being reared. Simply, I wanted to visit. After 9/11 my perspective shifted horribly. Admittedly, I was among the many Americans who no longer couple the Middle East with thoughts of beauty, wonder and spectacular customs. Foolishly, I generalized its entire people, language and culture as grounded in irrational thoughtlessness and fear. I went from emerging from my grandfather’s den with grandiose thoughts of Arabian nights dancing in my head to refusing to board a plane because the rhythm of my war drum beat too loud. I’m saddened to admit my unfair bigotry. Author M. Salahuddin Khan knows all too well what it feels like to be a product of today’s diaspora. Born in a small town in Burewala, Pakistan, Khan moved to the United States in 1988 and found himself trapped within an outsider’s perspective inside a life where he never felt as though he belonged. His new adventure novel, “Sikander” offers a profound look at cultural divides, but more importantly it reveals thought-provoking insight, Without consciously doing so, Khan‘s “Sikander,” aims at bridging the gap between differing perspectives. It is the story of 17-year-old Pakistani student

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Sikander. His journey travels through the coming-ofage paradigm and the subsequent growth over adversity as he dreams of studying and thriving in America. However, after an explosive family argument, he leaves his home, his dreams and aspirations to join mujahideen warriors in the fight against occupying Soviets in neighboring Afghanistan. After two years, with the increasing help from American allies, the Soviets withdraw, and Sikander returns as a war-wise man and aims to recapture a normal life. Then 9/11 strikes. Once again he must learn to deal with loss, which brings him to reconsider the value of his own humanity and his relationships with others. “Sikander” allows the reader to soak deeply into the nature of the world’s routinely lived Islam without venturing into radical or heretical renditions of the religion. Most importantly, “Sikander” shows the reader it is alright to do what so many of us fear to do: step into the ordinary lives of everyday Muslims. Deliberately keeping the point of view from the native culture of Pakistan, yet by stylistically and verbally delivering narrative akin to Western style, “Sikander” accomplishes one of Salahuddin Khan‘s main goals: to give readers of both ethnic backgrounds a mutual opportunity to relate. “I’m very comfortable in a dichotomy of cultures,” he explains. “It’s a multilayered phenomenon. In this case [in the book] it’s a big contributor but not entirely. Our main character’s name is a South Asian rendition of Alexander the Great, because I feel he represents a transcended character. I wanted to create a story that would find a home in all parts of the world. I wanted to create something that binds us together as people. To be a participant and not an observer as a reader.” Growing up in England, Khan quickly learned to manage his emerging dual identities as a native Paki-

stani growing up in a British culture that still clung to its imperial outlook. In his perspective, it gave him a strong observer’s view on the nature of culture and how it informs attitudes and decisions. “I’m a believer in people and how their lives shape them,” he reveals. “The circumstances that nurse them are part of that. I don’t believe people are innately born good or bad—circumstances and how one reacts to them dictates where one’s life leads.” A body of work that, for all intent and purpose, can be considered a tool for cultural awareness, “Sikander” includes a glossary, maps and shockingly took Salahuddin Khan only a mere six weeks to write. “It was as if it pulled itself out of the computer,” he reflects. “It was laborious but fun. There was a lot of effort in research; I didn’t want to misstep on historical fact. Crossing a road meant crossing the border. It was quite the experience that floated with insanity, because the characters became real people. I allowed the characters to figure out for themselves how they would arrive to each turning point.” Make no mistake, “Sikander” is not about the fringes of religion nor about religious fanaticism. Instead, it is solely a human drama coupled with action, tension, civilization angst, love and the inversion of power. All the while, because the concentration of Khan‘s work develops around the basic human struggle to live life to the fullest, it steers clear of politics. The pain and passion revealed makes the book more than a pageturner—it’s a mind-opener. Khan’s book maintains its role of entertainment in a manner to lead one out of darkness. It reminds readers of truth, something that pulls a society beyond the darkest of prejudices. To purchase or learn more about “Sikander,” visit:


Adult - $70.00 Youth - $35.00 UNCW Faculty/ Staff - $40.00

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it makes me wonder:


Take off



concentrating on the sound of the rubber sole against slick, sterile linoleum flooring inside our local airport. Even though it was early afternoon, the monitors showed the schedule a little light on flights. Perfect for me—less of a delay means less chance to mull this over. Ah, what the hell else am I gonna do anyway? Go back to work? Besides, if you strip humanity down to its core, aren’t we all nomads? Small-town airports still carry the fury of larger ones when it comes to safety details. The line was thin, no more than six or seven people going through one security gate, yet some obscure higher authority deemed a horribly obese man a potential terrorist threat. As I watched the fat man get pulled aside and patted down by a security guard with the apathy of Nancy Grace—gloved hands like a proctologist—I marveled at how far we’d been suckered into giving up that which is most sacred to us, just to protect ourselves from a danger

by Ichabod C

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that may or may not lurk around any given corner. At what point did fear become such a profitable market? As several contestants passed through the gates of the Airport Guessing Game with no trouble, I decided it was time to do one last mental check. ID? Check. Money (ha!)? Check. Backpack of random items and clothes? Check. My turn came unexpectedly fast, and I hesitated for a moment, unprepared and feeling the weight of all eyes on me. My stomach rolled with nervousness and a thin line of sweat broke on my brow. This is it. No matter what I am on the inside, if that signal goes off when I walk through, I’ll never be able to shake the stereotype it creates. An entire plane ride

with people shifting uneasily, flight attendants giving me the stink eye, a gray-haired man near the lavatory flashing his Marshal badge with a cocky grin… It seemed the only real thing I had to worry about was the fat man orbiting back into pedestrian traffic flow, nearly turning me into an ink spot in the process. Whoa, easy there, big fella! I braced the ham of his shoulder in a vain effort to help establish balance. He turned back and wheezed something, either an apology or a fuck you, and began to fumble with the knot of his tie as he lumbered toward the airliner. I grabbed my few personals from the conveyer belt, slapped on my bucket hat and had no choice but to follow. These airline companies already have us by the balls—an extra charge for baggage, limitations on what we can and can’t bring, price-gouging, and our only option is to not travel. It came as no surprise when seat F2 came into view that the fat man would be my direct companion. Even after all those exorbitant taxes are paid, these bastards can still dictate where I sit! Upon reaching the row, I tossed my bag in the overhead compartment and patiently waited for the fat man, who of course took an aisle seat to let me in. Instead, he sat unmoving, totally immersed in a crossword or Sudoku or some fucking mind game. I waited for a polite amount of time as the line filing in continued to back up, hoping that he would notice and make an effort. He didn’t budge. He was a fat mountain. I had no choice but to squeeze by, but like a fly to an elephant, I went unnoticed. He was the immovable object, and I needed to get to my seat. It was time to pull the

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gloves off. Arching over, I stuck my ass as far into his view as possible crinkling and folding his paper. I hoped that the temporary disruption would be a catalyst for the downfall of his day. Sure, it was petty, but that’s airplane justice. Taking my seat, I stared, over-soaking in exactly what it was I’d be dealing with for the duration. Lord is he fat! He is stationary yet sweating! Business traveler for sure. The suit gave it away: frayed at the edges, tight in the seams, and a dab or two of some foreign sauce that was faded but not cleaned. It enlightened me that this monster was budget conscious. He sported a comb-over that Hitler would’ve been proud of and a thick moustache like whiskers of a walrus completed his massive frame. As I adjusted to the cramped confines in my little corner, the remainder of the passengers took their seats. Looking around, the plane was full of all generic types: vacationers, tourists, a student or two and, from the looks of it, several who’d wish for a different destination. None of their expressions resembled what I felt inside. How many of these people wish they’d thrown their world away today? No substantial income, loss of direction, panic over bills, worries that would send most over the edge. But what I choose to embrace is sacrifice of the contemporary. All that I’ve lost cannot be measured against the acquisition of freedom. Without those losses I’d never be here, surrounded by the fat man and on a quest for the American Dream. Over the intercom, a faceless captain mumbled jargon, and the plane jolted and slowly inched backward. No turning back now.




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weekly calendar| Events VALENTINE’S CRUISE ‘Valentine’s Cruise aboard The Wilmington Fast Cat: Chocolate, champagne, and a cruise of the Cape Fear River aboard the first and finest state-of-theart catamaran to serve Wilmington. Sat, 4-6pm, or Sun, 2-4pm. K&M SPEED NETWORKING K and M Speed Networking: One stop shopping to promote your business, networking events, advertising, conference calls, member Spotlights: Upcoming events: 2/3: Leland, Brunswick Community College, Leland campus, 2050 Enterprise Blvd. 11:45am-2pm (very latest) First event, free. $10 otherwise for non-annual members. Light lunch provided. RSVP to Kerry.Kasotsky@ WILMINGTON TEN 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2/3, 6-9pm: Wilmington Ten panel discussion moderated by Rhonda Bellamy, news editor for Cumulus Broadcasting. Panelists include: Dr. Ben Chavis (writer/civil rights leader); Ben Wonce and Wayne Moore (student boycott leaders); Rev. Eugene Templeton (retired pastor, Gregory Congregational Church); Dr. Bertha Boykin Todd (educator and civic leader); Kojo Natambu (Pres., Charlotte NAACP); James Ferguson (lead attorney, Wilmington Ten trial); Dr.

Irving Joyner (law professor, NC Central University); Kenny Janken (professor, African American studies,


History; New Hanover NAACP; African American Heritage Foundation of Wilmington, Inc.; Wilmington Journal, City of Wilmington; and New Hanover County. Free, but tickets are required; limit 2 per person (Kenan Box Office). Kenan Auditorium, UNCW. 910-962-3137; www. • 2/4: Reading and book signing, 7pm. Larry Reni Thomas, author of The True Story Behind the Wilmington Ten, and friends will look back at the 1971 Wilmington Ten events and impact on the community, followed by a short film. Pomegranate Books (4418 Park Ave., Wilmington). 910-452-1107.

The 40th anniversary of the civil rights activists, Wilmington Ten, who spent nearly a decade in jail after being convicted of arson and conspiracy in 1971, takes place with a panel discussion from local and regional community leaders, writers, educators and others at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium on February 3rd. Tickets are free but must be reserved (two per person) by calling (910) 962-3137. More information about the group can be found at UNC-Chapel Hill); Karen Beatty (Williston class of 1971, New Hanover NAACP). Musical performance by the Williston Choral Society. Presented by Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at UNCW; Upperman African American Cultural Center; UNCW Departments of Geography and

WILMINGTON WEDDING SALON 2/5-6: Wilmington Wedding Salon, with reception on Friday, 7-9pm. Showcase Saturday, 1-5pm. Admission charge; Shell Island Resort.

BARGAIN SALE Jr. League of Wilmington annual Bargain Sale, 2/4, 6:30-8:30pm, $6; or 5, 7:30am-1:30pm, $3. Featuring new and gently used items from local retailers and area residents. Toys, clothing, furniture, housewares, men’s and women’s apparel, etc. Cash only! National Guard Armory, 2221 Carolina Beach Rd. 799-7405


2/7-18, 11am-3pm. This week-long series of films, lectures, performances, and exhibits will celebrate the rich diversity of cultures within UNCW and the Wilmington Community. The week culminates on Saturday, 2/12 with an Intercultural Festival featuring international food, dance, music & exhibits. Saturday’s festival: UNCW’s Burney Center. Free. 910-962-3685; htm UNCW PRESENTS UNCW Presents proudly announces its 2010/11 season of performances and lectures, Sept-Apr., at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. Subscriptions/tickets on sale now through Kenan Box Office (9623500) and online at Fri., 2/11: Jake Shimabukuro transforms the ukulele into an instrument of incredible virtuosity, playing lilting original compositions, pop and American songbook standards. • Mon., 2/13: Temple Grandin shares her insights on human and animal minds in Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism, increasing the public’s understanding of autism and animal behavior, Grandin draws from her experiences with autism to design humane livestock facilities and to articulate the singular ways in which individuals with autism experience the world. LOVE BOAT CRUISE Aboard the Shamrock, offered by Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours, 11am-4pm. Admission charge; RSVP: 910-200-4002. Depart from Banks Channel, across from Blockade Runner, Wrightsville Beach. www. ROMANTIC CARRIAGE RIDE 2/11-14: Treat your sweetheart to a moonlight carriage ride for two just in time for Valentine’s Day. Surprise him or her with a red rose, a box of chocolates, and a French evening coach. Market & Water streets, downtown. 910 251-8889 or www. SWEETHEART CRUISE 2/12: Henrietta III Sweetheart Cruise, include buffet meal and cash bar aboard NC’s largest riverboat. Dinner/dance cruise. Sat., 6:30-9:30pm. Boards half hour before cruise; advance prepay RSVP: (910) 343-1611. WINE/CHOCOLATE PAIRING Silver Coast Winery announces annual wine/ chocolate pairing for Valentine’s Day, with Silver Coast award-winning Wines and handmade, gourmet truffles by Lake Champlain Chocolates out of Burlington, Vermont. Saturday and Sunday, 2/12-13, five seatings throughout day, noon-4pm. Prepaid RSVP: $15/person. Silver Coast Winery, (910) 287-2800.

Charity/Fund-raisers SUPPORT OUTREACH MINISTRY Fund-raiser to support outreach ministry from Calvary Chapel of Wilmington, church and coffee house. 2/5: Holy Grounds Yard Sale: DJ with music going the entire morning, free coffee when customers come and buy at least $5 at the yard sale, feat. baked goods and lots of stuff to buy. All winter coats donated will will be given away free to anyone that needs one! Front lawn of Calvary Chapel of Wilmington, 2831 Carolina Beach Rd. All proceeds go toward the upcoming Food Pantry. (Drop off items to Holy Grounds on Sun. after services or Mon-Fri, 7am-noon, through 2/4). • 2/18: Christian music concert, offering free grilled chicken and fun for entire family! Activities for all ages. Calvary Chapel of Wilmington, 2831 Carolina Beach Rd. 910-791-1858. DATE AUCTION Polar Plunge’s 4th year raising money and awareness for the wonderful athletes in the Special Olympics. Lovely women and handsome men will be auctioned, in wide variety of ages, 2/3, 7-10pm. Surfs Bar and Grille (5500 Market St). Food and drink specials, 50/50 Raffle, live music, incredible laughter and fun. If you (or anyone you know) would like to be auctioned off, please fill in the attached questionnaire and return to me; Call me with any questions you may have. Pam and the Ice Chicklets: 910-352-3703

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Hospice, featuring visual and performing artists. 6-8pm: Preview art from Mio Reynolds, Barb Scalia, MJ Cunningham, Todd Carigan and more. 8-10pm: Shows from Dance Cooperative, Wilm. School of Ballet, Dreamers, Sweet Adelines and St. Mary Gospel Choir. Tickets: $30; Darcy Law, (910) 520-1525. HEAD START—READ SMART Sponsored by NHCCA/Head Start , the readin is Sat., 2/12, 1-3pm, in the John H. McCoy Auditorium. Reading and poetry jams occur in various classrooms for children ages 3-18. A special read-in for adults will begin at 1:15 in the auditorium. Refreshments served and free books distributed to all children and adults in attendance. Free to the general public. Caroline Nunley: 762-1177. NC MARITIME MUSEUM Museum moving from Southport location at 116 N. Howe St. to nearby Fort Johnston, corner of Moore St. and Davis St. Volunteers needed to catalog, pack and move artifacts. (910)457-0003. www.

Theatre/Auditions RED BARN STUDIO Red Barn Studio Theatre presents “Lobby Hero,� by Kenneth Lonergan, a dark comedy about the consequences of telling and not telling the truth. Directed by Steve Bakunas, featuring Cullen Moss, Mackenzie Wicker, Hank Toler and Darius Bridges. 2/2-27. Wed-Sat, 8pm, Sun. 3pm. Tickets: $27 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students. Box Office open Tues-Sat, 2-5pm. 1122 South Third St. 762-0955. BIG DAWG PRODUCTIONS Big Dawg Productions’ 2011 Season: 2/3-6, 10-13— A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,� a tragicomic romance between two people whose relationship is depicted in a series of letters spanning multiple decades. The troupe plans to recruit multiple celebrity couples, from TV and film stars to local media personalities

(and possibly elected officials). 910-341-7228 or Cape Fear Playhouse, downtown Wilmington. 613 Castle St. DIVIDING THE ESTATE See page 11. THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES See page 8. THEATRE CLASSES Spring classes for Mill Creek Players Performing Arts begin the week of 2/7. Mill Creek Players has been making dreams a reality in the Wilmington area for over 2 years now. Classes include Playersin-Training (PreK-Grade 2), Theatre Arts Class (Grades 3-8), Performance Class (Grades 3-12; by audition), Voice Lessons (Grade 3-Adult), Piano Lessons (Grade 4-Adult). 910-379-7ACT or www. CASTING CALL 2/7, Professional Communications, a N.C.-based video production agency, announced today that it is holding a virtual casting call for a reality-style program titled “Health Crisis in Carolina: Real Families, Real Struggles, Real Solutions.� Agency needs interested families in the Wilmington metro region who are motivated to improve their health to participate in the project. Details: www. Create and post a short audition video of themselves on YouTube, explaining why they would like to improve their eating habits and become more physically active. NAIONAL THEATRE LIVE The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCW has partnered with the National Theatre in London to bring high-definition broadcasts of National Theatre Live to Wilmington. Performances are filmed live in HD onstage in London and broadcast via satellite to more than 300 cinemas around the world, including the new OLLI building on S. College Rd. Schedule: FELA!: 2/7, winner of a Tony Award for choreography; King Lear: 2/22, starring Derek Jacobi; Frankenstein: 3/30, directed by Danny Boyle; The Cherry Orchard:

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CITY STAGE THEATER City Stage Announces it’s 2010-11 season as well as changes within the company! We have a new box office number for ticket reservations: (910) 264-2602. citystagenc. com. Three Penny Opera: 2/10-13, 18-20, 25-27. All shows at City Stage, downtown Wilmington. (910)264-2602.


Want an opportunity to showcase the best of your talents with sassy appeal? Well, send a rÊsumÊ of your skills, along with images and video links, to bash@, attention: SKN. The talent group is looking for dancers, musicians, aerialists, jugglers, sideshow artists, and people with unique and physical abilities. Don’t be shy—now’s the time to bank on your fire-hooping hobby. They pay for some performances!

BURLESQUE PERFORMERS NEEDED Dancers, musicians, strange talents, aerialist, jugglers, sideshow artists, comedy performers, and people with unique physical attributes are encouraged to submit info for consideration in various 2011 productions. Some pay on performances. Submit skills/images/ video links to Attention: SKN.

BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS 2/16-20; 25-27. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; music and Lyrics by Carol Hall. The energetic and bawdy Broadway hit recounts the (mostly) true story of the Chicken Ranch, a Texas brothel. It’s business as usual for Miss Mona and the girls until Melvin P. Thorpe, a crusading television anchor, turns his cameras at the house of ill repute. Small town vice faces off with righteous indignation in this funny look at sex and politics in the Lone Star State. Full of homespun humor, bodacious characters, and a country and western score that will have you whoopin’ and hollerin’ in the aisles, this show is guaranteed to brighten up the dreary days of February. Leave the little ones at home, though; parental discretion is advised. Individual tickets: (910) 632-2285. (click calendar) 310 Chestnut Street. Monday-Saturday, 2pm-6pm Season tickets at Opera House office. (910) 762-4234. PASSION OF THE KING Upper Room Theatre will hold open auditions for the NC premiere of “The Passion of the King,� a fresh, new epic Broadway-style musical about the life of Jesus Christ. Riveting plot that takes the audience through portions of the Old Testament and into the very heart of Christ’s ministry. Auditions will be held at Gateway Church, 4815 Wrightsville Ave. (corner of MacMillan Ave.) on Sat., 2/5, noon3pm, and on Sun., 2/6, from 1-3pm (come either day). Performances will take place on 4/1-3 and 8-10 at the Scottish Rite Theater on South 17th St. Seeking: Men and women, ages 15 to adults; many principal singing and non-singing roles. Cast of 40-45. Cold readings. Prepare contemporary Christian or Broadway song. Bring sheet music. or Laura Frank, 910297-4264.

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NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Schedule: 2/4-5: Marc Price (Family Ties), with Julie McCullough (Growing Pains, Playmate, Azalea Queen) show time 8pm, $15 • 2/11-12: (BET/ Chapelle Show) Dominique, show time 8pm, $10 advance/$12 door • 2/18-19: Crackers of Comedy Tour, show time 8pm, $8 advance/$10 door • Every Wed. Nutt House Improv Troupe, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover charge. • Every Thursday Open Mic Stand Up, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover charge. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts ROBERT LIGHTHOUSE 2/6, 3pm: Robert Lighthouse at Live on Grace, 121 Grace St. Stone Soup Concerts presents a Listening Room Concert of Swedish blues legend Robert Lighthouse. Robert is the master of Mississippi Delta Blues, a master of blues guitar and harmonica, yet his voice is as smooth as Hendrix. Advanced RSVP recommended. www.stonesoupconcerts. com. (910)777-8889 DANCE AND ROMANCE DATE NIGHT 2/13: Dance & Romance-Date Night w/The Carolina Piano Trio, 7:30pm. Dance and romances by

American crossover composers Chick Corea & Fred Hersch. Latin love songs from Spanish romantic Joaquin Turina. $30, active military and student discounts, $12 each Beckwith Recital Hall, UNCW campus. 910-962-3500 or 1-800-732-3643

Dance BALLROOM DANCESPORT LESSONS Shag and Beginner Ballroom starts end of Feb. Thurs Tango, Valentine Gift Certificates, Group/ private. Single/couple. Ballroom DanceSport Dance Studio. Next Friday Night Dance Party, 2/11, 7:30 $7 $5/College w/ID. Less than 1 mile from UNCW, 4523 Franklin Ave. Across from Cinema Dr. Corner Kerr/Franklin. www.BallrooomDanceSportNC. com.910 799-2001 WILMINGTON SINGLES CLUB 2/4: DJ Robert Clemmons, American Legion Post 10 • 2/11: DJ Buddy Langley, American Legion Post 10 Admission for all dances (unless otherwise noted) are: Members $8; Guests $10. Details: Ken Batchelor @ 392-0718. www.wilmingtonsingles. AZALEA COAST NC USA DANCE Join us for our Social Dance and lesson, hosted by the Azalea Coast NC USA Dance chapter on Sat, 2/12, at New Hanover Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd. Social dance lesson begins at 6:45pm, then dance to our custom mix of ballroom & latin music from 7:30-10pm. Admission, w/lesson, no partner needed: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. (910)799-8566, www. NEW HANOVER CTY RESOURCE CENTER Ballroom and Latin dancing lessons; 2:30 Beginner Ballroom;12:30 Ballroom I;1:30, Ballroom II,. Singles & couples. 2222 College Rd. Reg. required. 910-799-2001 ARGENTINE TANGO Free lesson begins at 7:30pm, Fri, followed by regular dance. Cover charge $5. Carolina Lounge at the Ramada Inn on Market St. 910-791-7595. CONTRA DANCE The Cape Fear Contra Dancers hold their regular Tuesday night dance at the 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm. Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711.

Art ECHOES OF THE DREAM Sharing the Journey of 3 Women Artists, feat. new work by three gifted local artists, Eunkyung Cazier, Linda Hartman and Kelley Morris. On display until 4/1. A portion of the proceeds from any sale of art benefits WHQR Public Radio. 3rd floor of The Warwick Building at 254 N. Front St. CALL FOR ARTISTS All artists are welcome to attend the announcement of a new program of galler space at the Community Arts Center. Looking for art teachers to teach this spring; just come by to pick up info and enjoy

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Passion and Poetry Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium Pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits present an evening of Franz Liszt, including solo works from The Years of Pilgrimage; the powerful Totentanz; and a performance of the Concerto Pathetique, a rarely heard masterpiece for two pianos. Tickets and information available at Kenan Auditorium Box Office

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refreshments: 2/2. 2nd and Orange St., 5-7pm. First gallery show on 3/4. NEW ELEMENTS GALLERY New Elements Gallery’s newest exhibition, Love Songs, on display through February 19th. Feat. artists: Vicki Gates, Kyle Highsmith, Catherine Martin, Nancy Tuttle May, and Greg Osterhaus. Love Songs conjures up imagery of all the things we collectively love about coastal NC, the peaceful serenity of winter and the friends and family that mean so much to us. 16 N. Front St., downtown Wilmington. www. CODY JUSTUS Cody Justus is featured artist at Caprice Bistro Sofa Lounge for February 2011. Mr. Justus brings a distinct aesthetic to Wilmington’s art scene as he transposes his postmodern sense of paint and material onto his art objects. Part canvas, part sculpture, his work combines conceptualism, minimalism, deconstructivism, and the American painting of the late 60’s and 70’s with current aesthetic narratives, centering on something unique yet cohesive. Opening reception: 2/3, 6-10pm. MICHELLE CONNOLLY Michelle Connolly will be have an artist reception on 2/4, 6-9pm, 621N4TH Gallery. From Sydney, AU, Connolly is an ACME Studio artists, whose constant stream of ideas promotes explorative subjects in her oil paintings. Animals, landscapes, portraits—they’re all a part of her textural paintings. 621 N. 4th St. (910) 520-3325. ASSOCIATED ARTISTS CALL FOR ENTRIES The Associated Artists of Southport, NC is accepting entries thru 2/11 for Spring Art Show, 2/28-3/26. David D. McCormick (2D) and Denise Bramley (3D) will judge. Work to be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery. www. or CAFFE PHOENIX ‘Earth Songs’ featuring oils, watercolors and

pastels by Wilmington artist Gail Powell. Showing through February 13th. Caffe Phoenix, 35 N. Front St. 910 343-1395 ARTFUL LIVING CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Artful Living Group is now taking registration for creative workshops to be taught by experienced art instructors. “Art After School For Kids” is taught by Brianna Cox, with an emphasis on creativity, visual expression, and material exploration. Works from artists such as Georgia O’Keefe are incorporated in fun, hands-on crafts designed for students ages 5-10. Class will meet for six, one-hour sessions with new projects designed for each session. Cost: $90, all materials provided. Limited to 10 students. Tues, 4:30-5:30pm (3/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 4/5). • “Introduction to Broken Plate Mosaic” is taught by Mary Beth Cook, who specializes in various paint, ceramic, and textile applications, to 3-D “found-object” as subjects of art as expression. Series of three, two-hour classes and introductory course in the application of broken plate mosaic to functional household items. Three sessions is $60 plus $30 for supplies; limited to 10 students. Sat, 10am-noon. (2/19, 20 and 3/5). • Other workshops: Introduction to Decoupage and Intermediate Decoupage taught by Lubica Filip, European artist/crafter whose pieces are featured in Muddy Rose Gallery in Pittsburgh; and Beginning Watercolor Painting taught by Ginny Wagner, and more. 458-7822 or CALL TO ARTISTS Looking for paintings of garden scenes, particularly ones that depict the New Hanover County Arboretum Extension and are recognizable as having been done in this garden. All garden scenes will be considered. Can be any size. If interested please contact for an application form and attach an example of your work. Harbor Island Arts is a local non profit arts organization committed to bringing local art into the community and fund-raising for local non profits. ART OF THE CAMILIA Through 2/23: Art of the Camelia at Wilmington Art Association Gallery, 616 Castle St. .Exhibit

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is a joint venture with Wilmington’s Tidewater Camellia Club. The Camellia Club was charged with selecting the top paintings, awarding prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, to WAA artists. Fabulous

display of floral artistry. Public reception on 4th Friday, 1/28, 6-8pm, w/wine and appetizers. Open Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. (910)685-6600 JEAN’S JOURNEY

New informal series with CAM staff discussing art work on view in CAM. CLASSES: Life Drawing every Tues., 6-9pm. Group meets in Reception Hall. Participants provide own dry drawing materials and watercolors. • Now open: The Museum School will steadily expand course offerings to include beginning and master classes in drawing, painting, book arts, textiles, new media, photography and printmaking, all earning CEU credit through New Hanover County Schools. Providing new adult and youth art education and employment opportunity for area artists and instructors. Listing of Spring 2011 classes: • Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues-Wed and Fri-Sun., 11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. 910-395-5999.

Sports/Recreation CAPE FEAR FENCING ASSOCIATION The Cape Fear Fencing Association offers its next beginners’ fencing class on 2/7, 6:30pm., for six weeks. Taught by Head Coach Greg Spahr, held Mon/Wed, costs $40. The class will meet in the lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s on the corner of 5th and Ann streets in downtown Wilmington. All equipment is supplied by the CFFA. Beginning fencing classes include the basic elements of fencing, the history of the sport, foundational techniques, conditioning, refereeing, and tournament strategy. Graduates will have the option of continuing to fence with the CFFA which offers fencing Tues/Wed/Thurs evenings at 7:30pm. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES Bridge lessons and workshops, shag lessons, flag football, coed softball, tennis lessons for youth and adults, yoga, pilates, boot camp, tone & stretch, and low impact aerobic classes. For more information call 910-256-7925 or www. CAPE FEAR FENCING ASSOCIATION

Youth Basketball             REGISTRATION: FEB. 1 - MARCH 1 Must present birth certificate to register.

Cost is $20 per child. Participants must be age 5, 6 or 7 on April 30, 2011 The Martin Luther King Jr. Center is located at 401 S. 8th Street. The King Center is operated by the City of Wilmington, Community Services Department.

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Cape Fear Fencing Association offers its next beginners’ fencing class on 2/7, 6:30pm, for six weeks. Taught by Head Coach Greg Spahr, held Mon/Wed, costs $40. Meets in lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s on the corner of 5th/Ann streets. Equipment supplied by the CFFA. Beginning classes include basic elements of fencing, the history of the sport, foundational techniques, conditioning, refereeing, and tournament strategy. Graduates will have the option of continuing to fence with the CFFA which offers fencing Tues/Wed/Thurs evenings at 7:30pm.

Film BALLET SCREENINGS Class Concert/Giselle (The Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow), 2/2 at 7:30pm, (encore broadcast). 3 hours 30 minutes with one intermission • Caligula (The Paris Opera Ballet), 2/8, 1:30pm. (LIVE broadcast)2 hours 30 minutes (approx.) Carmike 16. 111 Cinema Dr. 910-815-0266.

Kids Stuff YOUTH BASKETBALL Registration for Mighty Pints Youth Basketball at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 401 S. 8th St., through 3/1. Girls: Ages 5-7; Boys: Ages 5-7 (participants must be 5, 6 or 7 on 4/30/11), $20/child. Practices begin March 2011. Games will be played at Martin Luther King Jr. Center.Ryan Tunstall: 341- 0057. KIDS IN THE BIZ WORKSHOP Want to start auditioning for TV and film and don’t know where to start? Workshop is for parents and kids who want to take their talent to the next level. Learn about headshots, training, commitment and audition technique from a professional casting director, agent and actor/parent. 2/5, 1-4:30pm. Register,

A read-in features the book “Of Thee I Sing� by President Barack Obama. Free child’s admission with library card and a paying adult; otherwise regular admission charges apply. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Children’s Museum of Wilmington. 910-254-3534;

Lectures/Readings MR. KENSTON J GRIFFIN Inter nationally known motivational and empowerment speaker, best-selling author, premier educational trainer, and CEO of Dream Builders Communication, Inc. (DBC) Mr. Kenston J. Griffin addresses the student bodies and educators at New Hanover High, DC Virgo Middle, and Williston Middle Schools. “I’m Here, Now What?â€? will propel our students to take on the rest of the school year ready to achieve higher than ever before. Topped off with a 10 School Collaborative Parent/Community Awareness event at Williston that evening. Kick-off event for the anti-violence initiative. Parents from the following schools are invited to attend: College Park, Forest Hills, Freeman, Gregory, New Hanover High School, Snipes, Sunset Park, Williston, Wrightsboro and DC Virgo. www.kenstonjgriffin. com. OLD BOOKS ON FRONT STREET 10 percent discount to anyone who arrives by bicycle! • “Knit Wits, the crafting group open to all,â€? Wed nights, 6:30pm. • Story Teller’s Open Mic on Sunday evenings ,starting in February • Monthly art shows starting this spring. Our first show will be with Alice Brock, the real Alice behind Arlo Guthrie’s hit song “Alice’s Restaurant.â€? (Last Friday in March) • Also feat. Wilmington’s First Vend-aQuote Machine—each quote comes with a $1 off coupon toward purchases • Literary Jukebox will be fully functional by 1/10 - that’s the goal. Old Books


It’s a new year, so why not listen to li’l Tommy and let him try his hand at acting? The Performance Club for Kids is offering a “Kids in the Biz Workshop� to help you and your child explore auditioning practices for TV and film. You’ll learn about headshots, training, techniques and commitment from a professional casting director, agent and actor/parent. Registration is from 1-4:30 p.m. on the 5th at 6624 Gordon Road, Studio B, in Ogden.

FIT FOR FUN Fit For Fun Center, 302 10th St. 341-4630. Hearty Party! (for kids ages 5 and under), Mon, 2/14, 9amnoon, $5/child; adults are free! Celebrate Valentine’s Day! There will be lots of fun activities and crafts to make on this special day. • Make it Mondays arts and crafts classes on first Mon. of the month, starting in Feb; 11-11:30am or 2-2:30pm. $5 to play and participate in class. Age for participants: 2-5 years (may be some small parts) • Big Kids Too-Day, for ages 6-10! There have been many inquiries about having a day for older children to play with the younger children. Regular programming and set up for children 0-5. Special activities for the big kids will be added. First/third Thurs.of month, 1-4pm in February. $4/child, ages 6 months-10 years of age. KIDS’ BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION 2/26, 2pm-4pm. Craft activities and story time.

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Pedicures range from $18-50 Gift CertifiCates available 4401-H Oleander Dr. • 910.274.8395 Located at Salon 1 Suites, College / Oleander

Weekly Drum classes held Sundays at 3pm at Juggling Gypsy Cafe1612 Castle St. Focusing on Middle Eastern and Arabic rhythms, Matt W. instructor. Lessons come with handout sheets, and instructional CD. Matt :(910) 620-8291 or email Weekly drum jams Thursday night at 7:30pm. DANCE CLASSES Techniques in Motion School of Dance begins new adult classes: Morning workout, Tues, 1011am, $45/mo. or $115/clas card (10 classes, receive 11 free!). $10 reg. fee. • Yoga, Sun, 3-4pm w/Jennifer Robancho. Techniques in Motion: 5543100 Carolina Beach Rd. 910-799-3223. www. SOUTHEASTERN CAMERA SUPPLY Every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8pm, night, Wilmington photographer Gary Allen offers classes on digital photography at the Southeastern Camera in Wilmington. Different topics every week, small classes, a great learning experience. 313-2999 or Gary at $30. 1351 S. Kerr Ave. PERFORMANCE CLUB Performance Club Studio Theater announces weekly ongoing classes for young performers ages 5-Teen. Learn all aspects of performance including improv, voice, movement, scene study, audition skills, Glee, musical theater and more! Join in February and be a part of our Hollywood “Oscarâ€? Showcase. • Film Biz workshops for adult and child actors interested in getting into the business. Join Agent Jackie Pressley of Capital Artists Agency and Director LJ Woodard to learn the ins-outs including information on resumes, headshots, auditions, representation and more! $55 for Adults, $95 Adults w/Child. February 5th, 1-4:30pm 6624 Gordon Rd. Studio B.338-3378 or to register. KEY ELEMENTS OF STARTING A BUSINESS 2/15, 6-8pm: ‘The Key Elements of Starting a Successful Small Business,’ presented by Douglas Tarble, Small Business Center of CFCC, with a live ASL interpreter. Free. Cape Fear Community College Health Sciences/Learning Resource Center/Library Building, Room L 107, 415 N. 2nd St. Pre-reg. required to get directions and a parking pass at

Clubs/Notices FREE CHIROPRACTIC TO VETERANS Free chiropractic services are offered for one year to US military veterans returning from deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq at Sea Coast Chiropractic and Wellness, in addition to the programs available thorugh US Dept of Defense. 2210 Wrightsville Ave. 910-392-3100. WILMINGTON STONEWALL DEMOCRATS The Wilmington Stonewall Democrats, a group of lgbtq Democrats and their straight allies, meet the first Thursday of every month at Old Books, 249 N. Front Street, Wilmington, 5:30pm. We are an official auxiliary of the New Hanover County Democratic Party. Gayle Keresey: 763-7149 or Ryan Burris at 262-7787.

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