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DocuTime Film Festival Wilmington’s 13th annual one-day documentary film festival takes place this weekend at King Hall on UNCW’s campus. This year’s lineup features “Kitty Hawk,” “Particle Fever” and a slew of short docs, among other films. Tickets are $7 per screening or $25 for an all-day pass ($5 and $20, respectively, for seniors). Advance tickets can be purchased at Sharky’s Box Office in the Fisher Student Union or online at etix.com. Tickets are available until the day of the festival.

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Brownie Harris looks back at his fourdecades-long photography career in a new exhibit at Wilma W. Daniels Gallery.


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Live Local Live Small:


eah, but I don’t look at anything wrong.” “That’s not a decision you get to make. That value judgment isn’t yours; it’s someone else’s.” This is a paraphrase of a reoccurring discussion I have with people about the dangers of Kindles and the like: Creating a browsing history of what you read, watch and search is giving someone access to make value judgments about you and to potentially use that information as evidence against you. George Orwell was only slightly wrong: We aren’t being forced to have government mandated screens in our lives to monitor us; on the contrary, we are paying lots of money for the privilege of letting that happen.

I process information better in a written form, though the opportunity to explore an issue in depth the way a documentary film can (and should) fascinates me. I find the persistent, largely empty, talking-head chatter that pervades 24hour television news gives me a headache and only deepens my disappointment in myth of an educated populace. "Citzenfour" came to Cinematique at Thalian Hall last week. The documentary by Laura Poitras chronicles the unfolding of Edward Snowden’s revelations of wide-spread U.S. government surveillance. Poitras filmed almost constantly during the eight days she and Glenn Greenwald met with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. It was

Cinematique’s presentation of “Citizenfour” calls attention to privacy concerns By: Gwenyfar rohler

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throughout the time leading up to the breaking news story of what exactly he had done. To watch him as it unfolded and hear his own words seemed a not-to-be-missed opportunity. I certainly spent a lot of time wondering about and speculating on the inner life of the man who had taken this drastic step. It’s an opportunity to be a fly on the wall of a truly surprising and game-changing event in current time. I followed the story when it was breaking with a certain amount of trepidation about the extent of the information and what it really meant for day-to-day life in the modern world. As a self-professed Luddite, it did feel like it confirmed some of my deepest fears and also hinted that perhaps I wasn’t paranoid enough. (Jock would guffaw here and say it is not possible that I am not paranoid enough….) The film fascinates. As far as putting more information into the discussion about privacy, freedom and the unintended consequences of the world we have created, it does succeed in provoking discussion. One piece that has come up reputedly in conversations is about an Occupy Wall Street training meeting and the attendees responding to questions as to whether they’ve had their retinas scanned or their phones taken away from them and searched. I remember questions similar to that from the first time I attended a civil-disobedience training. This was prior to the era of cell phones; I was shocked at the severity of this all because private citizens were publically but non-violently expressing their disagreement with policy. Sixteen years later, that’s not quite a shocking idea; I guess I have become jaded in my old age. If this is the first time you encounter that reality—which is calmly and quietly depicted in the film—then it certainly makes an impression. So what can private citizens do? That’s another question that kept coming up. Is there anything we really do to prevent this level of surveillance that has permeated our lives? In a commentary on WHQR last year I asked: “We talk about valuing privacy, but our actions speak louder than our words. In America we value things we spend money on. Since the NSA revelations, have you changed your personal habits any? Do you read fewer newspapers online and instead opt for the privacy of reading a hard copy that doesn’t leave a trail? Do you email less and connect face-to-face more? Or has your spending on personal technology stayed the same or increased?” Now, I am not saying that I don’t read a newspaper online or that I haven’t bought anything over the internet. I finally broke down and got an online subscription to StarNews because my writing work frequently requires me to go back and check dates, facts and figures that appear in their archives. Though I will go to pretty incredible lengths to purchase locally and at a small business, my year of exclusive local-only shopping is over,

and I have purchased things online in the last few years: most notably, two pairs of shoes handmade by a nice family in California and since the VW’s have appeared in my life, parts for their restorations. As well, there are issues around travel, which are many and frustrating. You cannot buy a plane ticket with cash in person anymore. It is almost impossible to do that in the U.S. You cannot rent a car without a credit card. There are motels that will accept cash and take walk ups, but for the most part, if you make a reservation in advance for lodging in the US, you need a credit card. This includes camping sites; most advance registrations require credit cards. “It’s enough to make you want to get in your VW and drive off into the sunset…” I mused. “How is that different than driving up the highway and using your credit card to buy gas? Haven’t you just left a nice trail that’s easy to follow?” Jock asked. “Yes, if you don’t pay with cash, I guess.” In "Citzenfour" one of the points made about surveillance is that if your Metro Card links to your bank account then the geographic map of your movements (street corners, times, days, etc.) can be added to the biography of what you’ve bought, read, and seen. That’s all information we are willingly giving up. We aren’t even making it difficult to discover. Cash and real people: It comes back to those two key things. Pay with cash, in person, and at a real place. That’s pretty much the only defense to maintain privacy. The commentary I wrote for WHQR last year was about Burma and George Orwell in the age of Edward Snowden. If “We The People” still have the power to call for our own freedom, perhaps we should not just call for it but act for it. Ask yourself if you can pay cash in person for your next purchase, if it means you can carve out a little more privacy and freedom for your part of the world. “We are lucky to live in a distraction-driven culture that allows us to forget and to indulge. But people who are drawn to governing, the world over, are inherently scared and distrustful [people] who play with human lives like they play games. Spy networks have existed to spy on a rulers’ own people, as long as we have had rulers. Our excitement about the new toys has made it so much easier for them. But we don’t have to. Orwell would be so disappointed in us and how easily we have bought into the double speak. Social networks? Really? There is more truth in the statement “war is peace.” But more than that, the citizens of Burma should be really disappointed that we had all the advantages of freedom of speech and the ability to share information, and we didn’t see the obvious in front of us. Don’t just read Orwell and shake your head; please, read Orwell and examine the double speak in our own culture. “’War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, Facebook is friendship...’” encore | february 4 – 10, 2015 | www.encorepub.com 5

Big-Tent Mentality The Project Theater Board at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, decided in January to cancel its upcoming annual presentation of the feminist classic “Vagina Monologues.” The all-women’s college recently declared it would admit males who lived and “identified” as female (regardless of genitalia), and the basis for cancellation of “Vagina Monologues” was that the unmodifiable script is not “inclusive” of those females -- that it covers only experiences of females who actually have vaginas. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished -- Kathi Fedden filed a $30 million wrongful death lawsuit in December against Suffolk County, New York, police after her 29-yearold son, driving drunk in 2013, fatally crashed into an office. She reasons that the son’s death is the fault of the police officer who stopped him earlier that evening and who must have noticed he was already drunk but did not arrest him. The officer, who knew the son as the owner of a popular-with-police local delicatessen, merely gave the son a lift home, but the son later drove off in his mother’s car, in which he had the fatal crash. -- A generous resident (name withheld by KDKA-TV) of South Oakland, Pennsylvania, in seasonal spirit the week before Christmas, invited a pregnant, homeless woman she had met at a Rite Aid store home with her for a hot shower, a change of clothes and a warm bed for the night. The resident was forced to call police, though, when she went to check up on her guest and discovered her engaging in sexual activity with the resident’s pit bull. The guest, enraged at being caught, vandalized the home before officers arrived to arrest her. The New Normal The website/smartphone app Airbnb, launched in 2008, connects travelers seeking lodging with individuals offering private facilities at certain prices. About a year ago, entrepreneur Travis Laurendine launched a similar smartphone app, “Airpnp,” to connect people walking around select cities and needing access to a toilet, listing residents who make their utilities available, with description and price. Laurendine told the New York Post in January that New York City is a

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promising market (though his two best cities are New Orleans and Antwerp, Belgium). The prices vary from free to $20, and the facilities range from a sweet-smelling room stocked with reading material to a barely maintained toilet (with no lavatory), but, said one supplier, sometimes people “really need to go, and this will have to do.” Government in Action -- Kentucky, one of America’s financially worse-off states, annually spends $2 million of taxpayer money on salaries and expenses for 41 “jailers” who have no jails to manage. Research by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting in January noted that Kentucky’s constitution requires “elected” jailers, notwithstanding that 41 counties have shut down their jails and house detainees elsewhere via contracts with sheriffs. (Though the jailers may be called upon to transport prisoners from time to time, the 41 counties are mostly small ones with few detainees.) Several jailers have full-time “side” jobs, and one jail-less jailer employs five deputies while another has 11 part-timers. -- A.K. Verma was an “assistant executive engineer” working for India’s central public works department in 1990 with 10 years on the job when he went on leave -- and had still not returned by the end of 2014, when the government finally fired him. He had submitted numerous requests for extensions during the ensuing 24 years, but all were denied, though no agency or court managed to force him back to work. (India’s bureaucracy is generally acknowledged to be among the most dysfunctional in Asia.) Ironies -- Timothy DeFoggi, 56, was sentenced in January to 25 years in prison on child pornography charges -- unable to keep his illicit online transactions hidden from law-enforcement authorities. Before his conviction, he was acting director for cyber security in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, one would assume (wrongly), an accomplished user of security software. -- After a heavy snowstorm in Frankfort, Kentucky (the state capital), in November, with many absences reported, the state labor policy agency (called the Labor Cabinet) was among the agencies needing snow removal

at its headquarters more promptly than overworked cleanup crews could provide. A call was circulated for volunteers to go outside and shovel snow, but that job was apparently too laborious for the labor agency; there was only one taker. -- The Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times), reeling financially as many newspapers are, pledged several properties it owns (including its downtown headquarters) to borrow $30 million last year from a distressed-property lender and now announces an intention to pay back that loan by selling the properties. As reported by the local St. Petersblog website, the sorethumb loan was almost exactly the amount the Times paid in 2002 for “naming rights” to the Tampa concert-and-hockey venue, the Ice Palace (which became the St. Petersburg Times Forum and is now Amalie Arena). Thus, St. Petersblog wrote, “do the math,” concluding that the Tampa Bay Times was pressured to sell its own headquarters building in order to pay for the 12-year privilege of being able to name someone else’s building. Recurring Themes -- In weird-news (and medical) literature, the rectum is a place for storage of contraband (and, occasionally, for getting things undesirably lodged). In what a National Post of Canada reporter believes is a brand-new example of the former, a gastroenterologist at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s hospital found a vial of urine inside a man who reported to the ER with abdominal pains. According to the doctor’s medical journal case description, the rectum was chosen in order to keep the urine at body temperature for an imminent methadone clinic drug test, which, if the urine passed “clean,” would have entitled the man to the privilege of “take-home” methadone that he could either bank for later use or sell on the street. (He feared the loss of privilege, though, if the urine tested at room temperature.) -- Rose Ann Bolasny, 60, of Great Neck, New York, last year created a trust fund for her 3-year-old Maltese (dog), Bella Mia, that will allow spending $100,000 a year on fashions and spa treatments so that Bolasny can pamper “the daughter I never had.” Bella Mia reportedly has 1,000 outfits in her custom-made walk-in closet, including ball gowns, along with diamond and pearl jewelry, and she sleeps on her own double bed. Previous News of the Weird reports of ridiculously rich dogs involved inheritances, but Bolasny still lives with her husband and has two adult sons (who are said to be fine with their mother’s intention to will Bella Mia a house in Florida if she outlives Bolasny and her 82-year-old husband). (By the way, the average annual income for a human being in Bangladesh is the equivalent of about $380.)


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Described as a “savory dish of musical gumbo� (Deseret News), Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra have revitalized the jazz scene. Grammy Award-nominated artistic director, trumpeter and composer, Irvin Mayfield, formed the jazz orchestra when he discovered there was no institution solely committed to the jazz industry in the city that created it. Now the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is the most prominent representative of jazz culture. Their latest album, Book One on World Village, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. Their unrestrained, free-playing performances celebrate the unique musical experience that could have only originated in the birthplace of jazz.

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About Jazz:


nthusiasts once again will swing to the melodious brass instruments of jazz musicians from around the world when the NC Jazz Festival returns to Wilmington for its 35th annual event. One of the longest running jazz festivals in the nation, the NC Jazz Festival will be held at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel from Thursday, February 5 through Saturday, February 7. The festival was created in 1980 by Wilmingtonian Dr. Harry Van Velser, a dermatologist, as well as a piano player and jazz lover. He invited several musicians he met in New York down to the Port City to play for him and his friends at his birthday party. As more people got on board with the idea, Velser’s birthday party evolved into a full-blown musical event. Sandy Evans, the festival president for the last decade, was first asked to join the committee by

Van Velser himself while she was president of the Cape Fear Jazz Society. After Van Velser’s retirement, Evans took over the responsibility as the main coordinator for the event. Since, she has loved combining the musical styles of internationally renowned jazz artists with local talent at the event each year. “I love the way jazz musicians express themselves through improvisation,” Evans says. “Jazz music has a happy sound that I love. When Harry Van Velser first asked me to join the board for the festival, I immediately said yes because I love being able to support and promote jazz music in our community.” Planning for this festival is a year-round affair. Many of the festival’s favorite musicians are in high-demand, so making contact with them early in the year is crucial for success.

The 35th annual NC Jazz Festival will take hold of ILM this weekend By: Emily Truss

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“This year there will be several new artists, as well as many returning favorites,” Evans divulges. “On Thursday we will open the event with The Benny Hill Quartet.” The Benny Hill Quartet, composed of former UNCW students, alto-saxophonist Benny Hill, pianist Brad Merritt, bassist Doug Irving, and drummer Israel Bannerman, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the hotel ballroom. “I’m a Wilmington native, so it’s an honor to play at the festival that’s been around for most of my life,” says Hill. “When I’m playing, I feel joyful. That’s the kind of feeling the band and I strive for with our music.” Following their performance, guests will swing to the festival’s feature vocalist Molly Ryan, who will be performing with the Dan Levinson Quartet. The Dan Levinson Quartet consists of Dan Levinson on the clarinet, alongside pianist Mark Shane, drummer Kevin Dorn, and Bria Skonberg on the trumpet. They will be followed by a George Shearing tribute by Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello, who first began his career with historic European band, Milan Jazz Gang. He will perform with Australian bass player Nicki Parrott, a member of the Les Paul Trio in New York, and drummer Chuck Redd, a former member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. The evening will conclude with a three-hour concert by all of Thursday evening’s musical talent, led by cornetist Ed Polcer. A member of Benny Goodman’s sextet, Polcer also has performed for former U.S. president Bill Clinton at the 1994 Congressional Ball at the White House. All of these talented musicians will stay to perform at the festival on Friday and Saturday night, from 7:30 p.m. ‘til 10:30 p.m. They will be performing seven sets together in groups of six to seven players, each led by a different leader. These concerts will be about four hours long. “I love being able to see so many talented musicians from around the world play together for this event,” Evans says. “We strive to coordinate a diverse group of people in gender, age and nationality together every year.” Another large part of the NC Jazz Festival is the organization’s Jazz Education program. This year the festival will host six Master Class workshops at the hotel on Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. These classes are open to local music students from schools and other private instruction programs. Vincent Garner will provide instruction on horns, Adrian Cunningham will inform on woodwind instruments, Nate Najar will head the guitar classes, and Bria Skonberg will teach trumpet. Also featured this year will be violin instruction by Jonathan Russell, who began performing at the festival as a child prodigy in 2007. Russell started performing at age 5 and composing music at age 8. He was also one of the youngest feature musicians to ever perform at the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at Rose Hall in New York. His outstanding musical abilities have earned him prestigious awards, such as U.S. Ambassador’s Award in Hungary.

“Jonathan Russell is the youngest musician we have ever showcased at the festival, and we are thrilled to have him return this year as a Master Class instructor,” states Evans. The classes will be limited to 20 students. Registration forms can be found on the festival’s website (www.ncjazzfestival.com), and spots will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students who attend these classes also will be admitted to Friday night’s performances for an opportunity to hear their instructors perform in a professional setting. As part of their Jazz Education program, the festival’s Thursday night musicians also will travel to Roland Grise Middle School on Friday afternoon, which is a tradition that has been upheld for the last decade. The NC Jazz Festival’s Jazz Education program also partners with DREAMS of Wilmington, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing after school programs in literary, performing and visual arts for Wilmington’s youth. About once a month, jazz musicians associated with the festival travel to DREAMS to perform a concert and offer a workshop. Funding for these programs is generated by proceeds from the festival, as well as through monetary donations. As the NC Jazz Festival is also a nonprofit organization, any donations made to the Jazz Education program or to the festival in general are tax-deductible. Contributors also will see their names on the festival’s website and in next year’s program. Early donations and ticket purchases throughout the year help immensely with planning and budgeting for the festivities. “Many patrons send donations early in the year that not only help our budget for the festival, but they allow us to expand our Jazz Education program to DREAMS of Wilmington, Roland Grise Middle School, and now D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy,” Evans notes. “We see many guests purchase their tickets for the next year’s festival right after our closing events.” Tickets will be $15 per nightly event, or $60 to attend all three. Students will receive a special ticket price of $15 all three nights. Also available are patron packages starting at $200, which will give entry to Friday and Saturday’s events with preferred seating, a mention in the program, and an invitation to the Patron’s Musical Brunch on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. For an extra $25 patrons also will be admitted to Thursday’s special events. A full schedule of events can be found on the NC Jazz Festival’s website.


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Rampaging Reggae:

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Passafire will play Ziggy’s by the Sea this Saturday By: Zachary Painter


avannah-based reggae-rockers Passafire are heating up stages with a vengeance. Turning heads and taking ears captive, they don’t seem to be slowing down. The quartet is scheduled to conclude their tour at Ziggy’s by the Sea this Saturday. Formed in 2003, the group met at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia. Currently consisting of Ted Bowne (guitar/lead vocals), Will Kubley (bass/vocals), Mike DeGuzman (keys) and Nick Kubley, they have undergone mild lineup changes since their genesis, with Will joining in 2006 and DeGuzman replacing founding member Adam Willis in 2011. Passafire began as a natural occurrence of four college students who all had a hankering to make music. “I think musicians tend to gravitate toward one another [when] in close proximity,” Will says. “[We] started booking shows in the area and reaping the benefits: free beer.” Since, Passafire has had nothing but favor. They have shared the stage with internation-

ally acclaimed artists 311, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, and The Wailers, among others. They have a considerable amount of recording under their belt, with a total of eight studio albums. In 2013 they signed to Easy Star Records, and under the guidance of producer Paul Leary (Sublime, U2, Pepper)-—who previously had helped them record “Start From Scratch” (2011)—the quartet released their latest record, “Vines.” The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums chart in November 2013. Considered their best effort to date, the group has toured extensively in support of “Vines.” The immense success, though, was not simply handed to them. Like anyone who “makes it,” their path involved hard work. “We write quality music,” Will comments. “Our songs are rigorously filtered through all four of us before they see the light of day, and we’re all very particular. We make sure we’re creating relatable songs that, most importantly, make us excited. Any band that has that, coupled with extensive touring, will eventually get somewhere. It’s a very slow process. Bigger bands want to see you have

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Bringing the fire: Savannah-based reggae rockers Passafire come to Wilmington this Saturday. Photo by Cedric Smith

a good work ethic above all. We did everything ourselves for a long time and it paid off.” Definitely influenced by reggae, Passafire also considers themselves progressive. “Each one of us has varied tastes in all types of music that mirrors how our songs turn out,” Will says. “That’s how we’ll end up with a synth line in a folk song [that goes] to a reggae beat. Collectively as a band, John Brown’s Body definitely showed us that reggae doesn’t have to be so one-sided. They pushed it into new territories and we really responded to that.” Passafire has followed the paths of their predecessors, choosing to build upon a tradition rather than being subjected to it. Tracks like “Kilo” (“Submersible” 2007) are a good example: The quartet starts off with a relaxing, mid-tempo reggae groove, which is then interrupted by a heavy-rock riff that sends the song into an unforeseen direction. By the end of the sonic journey, Passafire takes the listener from the ebb-and-flow of a shoreline to a rock ‘n’ roll concert hall. It’s bold and unexpected, but these kinds of musical hooks are what give Passafire their gusto. As a collective, each member contributes to the songwriting process. “We try every combination,” says Will. “One of us will bring a complete song to the table. We’ll come up

with ideas just jamming; it’ll start with a beat, or a lyric, melody or chord progression. Even just, ‘It should sound like Ace of Bass right here.’ Whatever the process, it gets picked apart and rearranged until we’re all happy with it.” Equally important is their live performances. Passafire is known for putting on a great show and attracting dedicated fans wherever they are heard. “They see we are passionate,” Will says. “Seeing the music performed through us hopefully brings a new level of appreciation to the audience.” With bright prospects ahead, Passafire have no intentions of letting up. According to Will, there is new material in the works. The band will release information about it soon. Catch them live this Saturday with Signal Fire and Medicated Sunfish at Ziggy’s by the Sea.


Passafire Featuring Signal Fire, Medicated Sunfish Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St. Saturday, February 7, 10 p.m. Admission: $10 www.ziggysbythesea.com

A preview of events across town this week —Dead Crow Comedy Room, 265 N. Front St. Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment (9:30pm; Free) —Fox and Hound, 920 Town Center Dr. Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Banks Channel Pub & Grille, 530 Causeway Dr. Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St. 35th NC Jazz Festival (All Day; $15-$60) —Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N Water St.

Friday, February 6 Organ Recital Featuring Andrew Scanlon (7pm; Free) —St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N. 16th St. Overtyme (7pm; Free; eclectic mix) —Gabby’s Lounge, 1706 N. Lumina Ave. Monster Concert (7pm; Free) —Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, 800 Piner Rd. ‘Loosewheel’ Bluegrass Jam (7pm; $2) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. BeachBilly Brothers (8pm; $3-$5; country/ soul/rock) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Beach Ave N.

ROCKIN’ ,BLUESY JAZZ: Covering a vast spectrum of genres, local outfit LaCi will perform at Wild

Wing Cafe this Friday, February 6. Photo by EJM Photography.

Wednesday, February 4

Kamikaze Karaoke Contest (9:30pm; Free) —Fox and Hound, 920 Town Center Dr.

Rob Nathanson (5:30pm; Free) —CAM Cafe, 3201 South 17 St.

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

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

Thursday, February 5

Benny Hill (6:30pm; Free; Jazz) —Sweet & Savory Cafe, 1611 Pavilion Plc. Jeff Warner (7pm; $10; traditional) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. Birthday Improv and Nutt Street Improv (8pm; $3) —Dead Crow Comedy Room, 265 N. Front St. Team Trivia (8pm; Free) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd. Magic Mike Ladies’ Night (8:30pm; $15-$35) —Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market St. Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Ibiza, 118 Market St. Sun-Dried Vibes (9pm; $5; reggae) —The Whiskey, 1 South Front St.

Open House with Live Music (6pm; Free) —Spectrum Gallery, 1125 J Military Cutoff Rd. Pub Trivia (6pm; Free) —Low Tide Pub, 4540 Fountain Dr. Trivia with Sherri ‘So Very’ (7pm; Free) —Whiskey Trail at the Creek, 4039 Masonboro Loop Rd. Open Mic Night with Dennis Brinson Karaoke with DJ Rob (8pm; Free) —Locals Tavern, 6213 Market St. Unit D Karaoke w/Jason Jackson (8pm; $3-$5) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Beach Ave N. Keith Butler Trio (9pm; Free; jazz) —The Blind Elephant, 21 N Front St Unit F open-mic night (9pm; free)

sheng wang (8pm&10pm; $13) —Dead Crow Comedy Room, 265 North Front St. Live Music (8:30pm; Free) —The Harp, 1423 S. 3rd St. Tyler Farr (9pm; $25-$30; country) —Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market St.

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The Sea The Sea (9pm; Free; folk) —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.


Mac & Juice (9pm; rock) —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.

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Clay Whittington (10pm; piano/vocals) —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess St. Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St. LaCi (10pm; Free) —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd. Nash & Fair (10pm; Free; country) —Goat and Compass, 710 N 4th St. Friday Night Fun House Follies (10:30pm; Free) —Ibiza, 118 Market St. Vanessa Lynch (10:30pm; Free; pop) —Bottega Art Bar and Gallery, 122 Princess St. 35th NC Jazz Festival (All Day; $15-$60) —Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N Water St.

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Every Minute Can Kill (9pm; $0-$5; rock) —Cardinal Bands and Billiards, 5216 Carolina Beach Rd.

Gene Gregory (5:30pm; Free; Americana) —Goat and Compass, 710 N 4th St.

Jason Ashby (8pm; Free; piano) —Fermental, 7250 Market St.

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

Mike O’Donnell (7pm; Free; Dance and Classic) —Gabby’s Lounge, 1706 N. Lumina Ave.

Monday, February 9

Jill, Barry & Wilson (7pm; $2) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Concert: BachFest (8pm; $6-$27) —Kenan Auditorium (UNC Wilmington), 601 S. College Rd. First Saturday Blues Jam (8pm; Free) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S 5th Ave. Seneca Guns (8pm; $3-$5; rock) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Beach Ave N. sheng wang (8pm&10pm; $13) —Dead Crow Comedy Room, 265 North Front St.

Chasing Opal (8pm; Free; folk/indie) —Fermental, 7250 Market St.

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The Sound of Chi (5:30pm; $20) —Wrightsville Beach Rocks, 7202 Wrightsville Ave.

The Fustics & Friends (8pm; Free; Americana) —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.

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Saturday Night Dance Party (9pm; $5-$10) —Ibiza, 118 Market St. Karaoke with DJBe (9pm; Free) —Low Tide Pub, 4540 Fountain Dr. $2.50 Budweiser Draft $4 Wells 65 Wings, 4-7pm $3.50 Sweetwaters $4.50 Absolute Lemonade 65 Wings, 4-7pm

$2.75 Yuengling Draft $2.75 Domestic Bottles 65 Wings, 4-7pm

$3.50 Sweet Josie $4 Margaritas $3.50 Pint of the Day $4 Fire Ball $5 Mimosas $5 Car Bombs $5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas *Drink Specials run all day

Passafire, Signal Fire, Medicated Sunfish (10pm; $10; reggae) —Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market St.

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Show Up and Sing (6pm; $5) —Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St. Trivia (7:30pm; Free) —Hell’s Kitchen-Wilmington, NC, 118 Princess St. Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St.

Tuesday, February 10 Pub Trivia (6pm; Free) —Low Tide Pub, 4540 Fountain Dr. Benny Hill (6pm; Free; jazz) —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd. Drum Circle with Ron & Eric (7pm; Free) —Bottega Art & Wine Gallery, 122 Princess St. Comedy Bingo (7pm; free) —Dead Crow Comedy Room, 265 N. Front St. Open Mic (7:30pm; Free) —Goat and Compass, 710 N 4th St. Cape Fear Blues Jam (8pm; Free) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S 5th Ave. College Night Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess St. DJ Riz (9:30pm) —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.

Donna Merritt (10pm; piano) —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess St.

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

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

Wednesday, February 11

Jack Jack 180 (10pm; Free; pop/rock) —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd. Fat Sparrows (10pm; $5; folk) —The Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Jesse Stockton (10pm; Free; americana) —Goat and Compass, 710 N 4th St.

www.RuckerJohns.com VISIT WWW.RUCKERJOHNS.COM FOR Friday Monday DAILY SPECIALS, MUSIC & EVENTS Select Appetizers halfMONDAY off $ 4 Cosmopolitan $ 2 Big Domestic Draft Beers $550 Watermelon Martini $ 95 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY 4 RJ's Coffee $ 3 Sam Adams and Blue $5 Pizzas Moon Seasonal Bottles Tuesday TUESDAY 1/2 off Select Bottles Saturday LIVE JAzz IN THE BAR of Wine $ $ 6 All Half Price Bottles of Southern Wine Shiners 5 Absolut Dreams $ 50 $ Blue$2Moon Draft 3 NC Brewed Bottles • Pacifico Absolut Dream $$5503-22oz 2 Select Domestic Bottles Wednesday WEDNESDAY Sunday 1/2 offMiller Nachos Light Pints $150$ Coronoa/ $ 50 5 All$2Flat 50 Breads 1 Domestic Pints Corona Lite Bottles $ 50 $4 Bloody$ Marys 2 Corona/Corona Lt. Margaritas/Peach Margaritas 4 Pints $ 50 $ 50 1 Domestic 4 Frozen Margarita $ 5 White Russians THURSDAY (pick your flavor)

—Juggling Gypsy Cafe & Hookah Bar, 1612 Castle St.

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

Psylo Joe (10pm; $5; jam) —The Whiskey, 1 South Front St.

US Airforce Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble (7pm; Free) —Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St.

Late Fear with Wills Maxwell (11:45pm; $5) —Dead Crow Comedy Room, 265 N. Front St.

Jill Ross & Barry Langston (7pm; $2) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

35th NC Jazz Festival (All Day; $15-$60) —Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N Water St.

Natalie Douglas: Tribute to Nina Simone (7:30pm; $18-$32) —Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St.

Sunday, February 8

Birthday Improv and Nutt Street Improv (8pm; $3) —Dead Crow Comedy Room, 265 N. Front St.

Musical program (3pm; Free) —Central Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Red Cross St. Saliva w/Saving Abel (6pm; $20-$25; metal) —Cardinal Bands and Billiards, 5216 Carolina Beach Rd. Orlando Jones’ Sunday Funnies (6pm; $30) —TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th St. Tyler McKaig (6:30pm; singer/songwriter) —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St. Howie Dewdatt (8pm; $10; hip-hop) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S 5th Ave. Fat Sparrows (9pm; donations accepted; folk)

Team Trivia (8pm; Free) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd. Karaoke (9pm; Free) —Ibiza, 118 Market St. Kamikaze Karaoke Contest (9:30pm; Free) —Fox and Hound, 920 Town Center Dr. Karaoke (10pm; Free) —Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace St.

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Theatre in Charlotte on Feb. 6, Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Feb. 7 and 8, and The Orange Peel in Asheville on Feb. 10. Photo by Leslie Ryan McKellar.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE NORTH DAVIDSON ST., CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 358-9298 2/6: Shovels & Rope 2/7: Tishamingo, Simplified, The Steepwater 2/11: JMSN, Rochelle Jordan

ZIGGY’S 170 W. 9th st., winston-salem, nc (336) 722-5000 2/6: 60 Watt Combo; Iron Lion 2/7: Souls of Saturn 2/8: Delta Blues

THE ORANGE PEEL 101 bILTMORE AVE., ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 398-1837 2/4: Cold War Kids 2/5: Brett Eldredge 2/6: Lotus 2/10: Shovels & Rope

HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 Hwy. 17 sOUTH, myrtle beach, sc (843) 272-3000 2/6: Kongos 2/7: Brett Eldredge

THE FILLMORE 1000 Seaboard stREET, charlotte, NC (704) 549-5555 2/4: Lucy Hale 2/6: Ingrid Michaelson 2/7: Kongos LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. Cabarrus stREET, raleigh, nc (919) 821-4111 2/4: Jah 9 w/Dub Addis 2/6: Appetite for Destruction, Ride the Lightning 2/7: Spider Bags

CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053 2/4: Kina Grannis, Imaginary Future 2/5: White Arrows; Lotus 2/6: Mickey Millis and Steel, Jam Rock 2/7: Shovels & Rope; SiBANNÄC 2/8: Shovels & Rope 2/9: Living Colour 2/11: Jansten & Dirt Monkey GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 W. Lee St. Greensboro, NC (336) 373-7400 2/10: Chris Brown, Trey Songz

NORTH CHARLESTON PAC/COLISEUM 5001 Coliseum dr., n. charleston, sc (843) 529-5000 2/7: Cirque De La Symphonie

TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA 333 e. trade st., Charlotte, NC (704) 688-9000

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 123 vivian ST., DURHAM, NC (919) 680-2727 2/4: Harry Connick Jr. 2/6: Diana Ross 2/11: Tony Bennett

THE ARTS CENTER 300-G EAST MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 929-2787 2/5: The Holland Brothers & Big Fat Gap 2/6: Seldom Scene

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL 723 RIGSBEE AVE., durham, NC (919) 901-0875 2/11: Lydia Loveless

2/9: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga

AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 South Tryon STREET, Charlotte, NC (704) 377-6874 2/6: Sundy Best w/Corey Hunt Band 2/7: The Ultimate Hair Metal Experience, Dr. Feelgood

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Visual Stories:

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Brownie Harris showcases his photography in new exhibit By: Christian Podgaysky


rownie Harris, a Wilmington resident since 1994, has amassed over 45 years worth of work, which is currently on display at CFCC’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery. It opened on January 23 to a crowd of around 350 people. It will be viewable through March 13 in an exhibit entitled “Brownie Harris: A 45 Year Retrospective.” Harris’ visual prowess had humble beginnings. At 13 years old, he took his first photograph, which was of a rabbit, with his father’s 35mm Tashika camera. From that point on, Harris knew his future was in photography. He went on to receive a BFA in communication arts and design from Virginia Commonwealth University. After a brief stint of owning a farm, Harris moved to NYC with a mere $200 to his name in 1971. After undertaking endeavors as a freelance graphic artist, cab driver and even a few odd jobs painting lofts, Harris landed a position with WNET/Thirteen/New York/PBS and upstarted their photography department. From there, the 22-year-old’s life became a whirlwind

of activity, as he was flown all over the country to take photos of celebrities and enlisted to do commercial work and dance photography. Harris’ photos have graced the covers of publications like The New York Times, and his shoot with John F. Kennedy Jr. even was chosen out of 6,000 photographs as inspiration for the painting done after his death. It currently hangs in the JFK Museum in Hyannis. The photograph was taken 11 years prior in JFK Jr.’s first studio shoot since his father’s time in the White House. He was 27 years old at the time. “He said, ‘I don’t know what to do,’” Harris details. “And I said, ‘You don’t have to do anything. Put your suit on, Jack.’” Harris gestures toward a set of negatives from early on in the shoot in which JFK looks like a deer caught in headlights. He then turns toward the two fullsized portraits that are prominently featured in the exhibit. JFK Jr.’s childlike naïveté transforms into a debonair look of a man poised for greatness. “Look what he gave me 20 minutes later. It’s like what he was going to look like in the future. There has to be that connection between




The Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet with Kathy Montgomery Gelb Thurs. Feb. 12 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Purchase your seats either on CAM’s website, by phone or at the door. www.cameronartmuseum.org 910.395.5999. Contact CAM Café to make your dinner reservations: 910.777.2363 CAM/CFJS Members: $8.00 | Non-members: $12.00, Students: $5.00 with valid ID

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Capturing the essence: Brownie Harris boasts a rare photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. smiling in his exhibit, “Brownie Harris: A 45 Year Retrospective.” Photo, courtesy of Brownie Harris.

[photographer] and subject, so you can bring maybe the character and spirit of the person out instead of just a mere likeness. He was a kid there and 20 minutes later...” For Harris, telling a story and forging that connection proves key in his portraiture work. A black-and-white photo of Miles Davis encompasses only the legend’s face, but manages to capture the turmoil of his life. The shadows, augmented by the black-and-white coloring, create a contrast between the two sides of his face. “Miles Davis was addicted to heroin,” Harris elaborates. “He died of an overdose a couple years after this, and look at the two sides of his face. There’s a blister on his lip from the trumpet.” Harris also photographed famed pop-artist Andy Warhol. Throughout the whole shoot, Warhol didn’t say a word. In the photo Warhol straddles a chair that’s turned backward. “I made him turn the chair around. It looks like he’s in his won prison—which he really sort of was, you know,” Harris tells. The photo would go on to be featured on the cover of the second edition of USA Today in 1982. With such a long career in the photo biz, it’s not surprising that Harris has first-hand experience with the drastic shifts in technology. “They said they were going to scan the photograph,” Harris says. “I said, ‘What is scan-

ning?’ We’re talking about 1982. [They said, ‘You’re gonna send this photograph in zeros and ones to a satellite, and then from the satellite to your printer.’ It was the first time that was done, and I thought this is crazy: How can you send a photograph to a satellite in zeros and ones. Now, it’s common.” Harris also has an extensive collection of industrial photographs he took for companies like GE. Though not as intimate as a portraiture, Harris’ distinctive knack for generating a story still prevails. One photograph of the largest gas turbine in the world features a larger-than-life depiction of the machinery, with a much smaller man, wearing a red jumpsuit that was provided by Harris, who puts the size of the gas turbine into perspective. The photograph was lit using 18 strobe lights. “It’s creating industry as art,” Harris muses. After 23 years between New York and Paris, Harris settled down in Wilmington. He’s opened up a 4,000 sq. ft. studio locally, called “Studio ILM,” and worked in the camera department of the myriad productions that come to the Port City, such as “Revolution.” As well, since being in Wilmington, Harris has shown his philanthropic side with a nonprofit he began alongside Brett Martin. The organization, called “HeartsApart” supplies about-to-be-deployed service members with photographs of them and their families. They give them the images using bi-fold, weather-proof cards they can keep in their pockets while overseas. HeartsApart has grown to enlist the help of 350 photographers nationwide. One “American Gothic” inspired picture from the organization is featured as part of the exhibit. It shows a man in his uniform next to his wife, who wears and apron and holds a red, white and blue broom. “He’s protecting us; she’s protecting the home front,” Harris says.

DETAILS: Brownie Harris: A 45 Year Retrospective Photography by Brownie Harris Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, CFCC On display through March 13 www.cfcc.edu/blogs/wilmagallery


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

Artfuel is pleased to host Vol. 39, featuring local art work from Sharon Lafond, Liz Sullivan, Ann Garrett and Vicki O. All are welcome! New show opening February 7th, Vol. 40, featuring Kristen Crouch, Rebekah Todd, Todd Carignan, Joanna Frye, and Saggy Jug Pottery. Reception with artists, food and live music takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on February 7th.


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

ArtExposure will be showing fine arts and crafts all under 100.00 in our main gallery. Give the gift of art at affordable prices. All of our artists are from North Carolina. This a great opportunity to support the arts and give a beautiful hand-made gift at the same time. We have added five new artists since September working in fused glass, wood-working, pottery and photography. Take the drive to visit and see the works of more than 40 NC artists.

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

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

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


New Elements Gallery

200 Hanover St., CFCC parking deck, first level 910-362-7431

"Wintersongs" features new work from painters like Ann Parks McCray, Sally Sutton, Janet Triplett, and Priscilla Whitlock. Snowy landscapes that evoke brisk Winter days are showcased in this exhibit. Wintersongs will remain on display through February 21, 2015. New Elements Gallery was established in 1985 and features over 60 regionally and nationally recognized artists, with an emphasis on regional/local artists. The gallery frequently leases artwork to the TV and film industry for sets, and they have been included in "Dawson’s Creek," "One Tree Hill," "Revolution," "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" and several Nicolas Sparks films including "Road to Rodanthe" and the recent "Safe Haven."

Cape Fear Community College’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is honored to present “Brownie Harris: A 45 Year Retrospective,” a solo exhibition which explores the extensive career of nationally known Wilmington based photographer Brownie Harris. The exhibition highlights four areas of work: portraits, bromoils, dance and industrial. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communication Arts and Design, Brownie has seen—and photographed—it all, from JFK Jr to children playing on the beach. His unassuming and respectful approach to all subjects paired with his expert ability to bring a subject to life through lighting and composition are evident throughout the exhibition. Please join us in celebrating 45 years of Brownie. Closing reception will be held February 27, 2015 from 6-9pm. Regular gallery hours are TuesdaysThursdays from 12-5pm and Fridays from 123:30pm.

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

River to Sea Gallery

Romantic Valentine Carriage Ride

Treat your sweetheart to a moonlight carriage ride for two. Surprise him or her with a red rose, a box of chocolates, and your private French evening coach.

February 8 -15 By private reservation

For private reservation call 251-8889 Springbrook Farms Inc. www.horsedrawntours.com

225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf (free parking) • (910)-763-3380 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5p; Sun. 1-4pm.

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A Top-Notch Drama:

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‘The Imitation Game’ builds tension and character depth

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By: Anghus

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


ast year was a great year for cinema, if only because it managed to deliver a very diverse slate of award-caliber films. There are some really eclectic films in contention for the roughly 16 dozen awards shows that happen this time of year. We’ve already covered a wide swath of movies that are vying for the Academy Awards. I finally got around to one of the final Best Picture nominees, “The Imitation Game.” It tells the true story of mathematician Alan Turing and his efforts to crack the elusive Enigma code during the World War II. The Enigma code was a frustrating, complex piece of German engineering that allowed the Nazis to send out encoded messages that could not be read by the allies. Cracking the code was the highest priority and a key to ending the war. Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a socially awkward mathematician who understands the most intricate equations, but basic human interactions elude him. He volunteers for service with the Mi6, Britain’s super secret intelligence agency, and quickly becomes the bane of his coworkers’ existence. He’s like Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory” on a case-anda-half of Red Bull. He’s a dismissive, abusive, sanctimonious son of a bitch who could be justifiably slapped at almost any instant. He believes the only way to crack the Enigma code is to build a machine that can compute the possible variations of sequences. The military considers him a nuisance and a distraction. His fortunes turn when he writes a letter to Winston Churchill that claims he has the means to break this unbreakable code. What follows is a tense, thrilling deep dive into the mind of a madman, as he struggles to solve the puzzle of the Enigma code. With the help of a magical talking stuffed bear, he just might make that happen. OK, you got me. There’s no magical talking stuffed bear, but wouldn’t that have been awesome. “The Imitation Game” is a rarity among the other Best Picture candidates like “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” It’s a very conventional piece of drama, and a study of Alan Turing’s mind, his character, and the way he helped the allies win the war. The movie is brilliantly paced and structured more like a traditional thriller than an award-nominated drama. The stakes are high, and the crushing weight of Turing and his team is constantly felt. Even after they break the code, they can barely celebrate before realizing that revealing their success would alert the Germans and the code would be reset. Solving the code was merely the start of their problems.

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A puzzling character: Benedict Cumberbatch thrives in his role as insufferable genius Alan Turing. Courtesy photo.

though his breakthroughs saved millions who never even knew of his sacrifice. “The Imitation Game” is an exhilarating and heartbreaking film well worth seeing.

Turing, who already had something of a God complex is now playing the role of God and deciding which information can be shared without alerting the enemy. The whole movie rests on Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance, and he carries the whole thing to the finish line. It’s as good as any performance you’ll see this year. Turing is a frustrating, vulnerable and difficult character. He lacks the inherent likability of someone like Eddie Redmayne’s Stephen Hawking (another tortured genius). Despite his shortcomings, he’s a fascinating character who is happily used when his genius was required and discarded like human garbage after the fact. His sacrifices and struggles bought him not a single ounce of goodwill simply because Turing is gay. Being gay wasn’t just an inconvenience in mid-20th century Britain, it was practically a death sentence. Turing is branded a deviant for his sexual preference, and his post-war life sees him driven to madness from drugs that chemically castrate him in lieu of serving jail time. “The Imitation Game” is a top-notch drama and very much by-the-book in terms of story and structure. It excels with superior performances and direction. It takes a very dense story and turns it into a crowd-pleasing thriller. “The Imitation Game” is a great piece of history and the kind of story more people should be aware of. Alan Turing was a man who knew little peace in his own life even


The Imitation Game ★★ ★ ★ ★ Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode Directed by Morten Tyldum Rated PG-13

2/8-10: Directed and produced by the legendary Tim Burton, “Big Eyes” is a timeless biopic. It’s based on the story of Walter Keane (Cristoph Waltz), a wildly successful artist whose heyday was in the 1950s and 60s. Keane revolutionized popular art with his entrancing paintings of waifs with big eyes. After years of being the front man for this widely adored collection, the truth comes out. Keane’s art has never been created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams in a Golden Globe Best Actress award-winning performance). (106 min., PG-13)

Epic Dream Premiere

The Calico Room, 107 S. Front Street Wed., February 4, 8 p.m. Admission: $5

2/4: Southern Coast Films and Espresso Films NC Present the premiere of “Epic Dream.” A portion of the proceeds will be going to Ocean Cure, and there will be a 50/50 drawing 50 percent going to Oceans Cure and the other 50 percent going to the lucky ticket holder. There also will be live entertainment and drink specials. Entry is 18 and up, and there will be a $5 admission and DVDs of the film available.


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The Essence of Humanity:

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‘Ring of Fire’ jukebox musical represents the everyman through Johnny Cash’s music By: Shea Carver


he story of Johnny Cash is multifaceted in its impact and inspiration. He represents a little bit of every American through his bass-baritone voice, which during his life spoke volumes about love, loss, addiction, faith, underdogs, and finding courage and strength to rise above the ashes. From his early life as a farm boy in Arkansas to an Air Force serviceman to a door-to-door appliance salesman, Cash absorbed life in a deep way, embraced the heartache and solitude of it, and molded it into what would be his music-industry persona, The Man in Black. Two failed marriages and a drug addiction, along with compiled guilt felt over the loss of his brother Jack, all made up harrowing trials and tribulations apparent in his poetic songwriting and music-making. As a crossover artist through many genres, Cash is one of the few to be inducted into multiple halls of fame: gospel, rock ‘n’ roll and country—despite his

wherewithall to fight against the industry norm and earn the title “outlaw” to no avail. In the 2006 jukebox musical, “Ring of Fire,” much of Cash’s story is told, if not abstractly, through the tales of four couples that represent various stages of his life. More importantly, like his music, the story is representational of the essence and spirit of America. It’s not so much a biography of Cash, as seen in the 2005 hit “Walk the Line,” which starred Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. There is no one person onstage in “Ring of Fire” playing Johnny Cash. “The cast is ‘everyman,’ as Cash’s music was for every man,” explains Lance Howell, who is best known on Wilmington’s scene as a theatrical designer and who played Ebenezer Scrooge during their December run of “A Christmas Carol.” Howell will direct the Thalian Association debut, which opens this Thursday. “Growing up religious and on a farm, we weren’t allowed (by the women of our family) to listen to Johnny Cash,” Howell tells, “so my father and grandfather would listen

to it whenever we went fishing or driving to the tobacco fields.” Many poignant moments from the musicians past thread a story that is told through family members involved, including Cash’s second wife, June Carter Cash. “But they aren’t named characters,” Howell continues. “Actually, all the cast members are referred to by their real names in the program and onstage.” Mike Maykish, Beth Corvino, Beth Swindell, Charlie Robertson, Charles Patton, and Rasa Love are a few among 11 people onstage. They are channeling the simplicity, vulnerability and relatability of this musician to get to the core of his iconoclastic legacy. “He didn’t really hide his thoughts and feelings in metaphors,” Maykish says. “He put his feelings into words and just told the story. I really love the way the ladies sing ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ and Charlie’s take on ‘Ragged Old Flag’ is inspiring.” Other songs in the show—created by Richard Maltby Jr.—include “Daddy Sang Bass,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and of course, “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title track. “They’re songs about love and sex and struggle and regret and all the stuff everyone can relate to, even if they don’t admit it,” Corvino says. “I have definitely been struck by his more solemn moments, especially surrounding the death of his brother Jack,” Swindell notes. “As harsh and sad as this story is, there is such beauty in how human these moments are, and how Cash’s truth connects all of us who have experienced such loss.”

Terry Collins and Rob Colluccio have designed the set to embody the cathedral-like feeling of the Ryman Auditorium, where the Grand Ole Opry used to be taped. Cash was temporarily banned from the Opry in 1965 after stomping the stage lights during a performance. Dallas Lefon is in charge of lighting “Ring of Fire,” while Cheryl Kranzinger’s costumes will contain a Western flair. The six-piece band, directed by William “Clay” Whittington, will feature that rumbling sound of guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and drums, as played by the Tennessee Three and heard through Cash’s solo albums. “I think the beauty of this show, both in design and experience, is having an opportunity to approach a character with the specific intent of not becoming that character,” Patton says. “Doing that in coordination with all these other crazy-talented people is unlike anything I’ve ever done. In theatre you spend so much time trying to make a character your own or to portray a character a certain way; it becomes a muscle memory to simply interact with the other characters people bring to the show. Having to share the responsibility of developing that with the entire cast is simultaneously refreshing, challenging and intimate. We have to bend and stretch without breaking the coherency of Johnny’s story.” In the end, according to Roberston, it’s more about attracting the authenticity of this man before and after his height of fame. It’s about finding the timelessness of his appeal and humanity. “My parents listened to Cash. I listen to Cash. My son listens to Cash,” Robertson says. “I can think of no other artist who has accomplished that cowboy hat trick. The genius of this production, this cast and this director is that we aren’t trying to re-create the wheel. It’s entirely about staying true to the music. This is a simple, honest presentation of music that stands on its own—no, not just stands, but jumps up, grabs you, and takes you on an emotional adventure you won’t soon forget.”

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Dinosaur-ing onto the Stage:

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‘Triassic Parq: the Musical’ will revel in themes of acceptance By: Christian Podgaysky


ne doesn’t often associate dinosaurs with complex personalities. The longextinct creatures, with emotional baggage in tow, will make their way to City Stage this weekend in “Triassic Parq: the Musical.” Comedic and colored with rock ‘n’ roll grooves, the City Stage Co. production brings a new face to raptor-kind. “Triassic Parq: the Musical,” then titled “Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical,” premiered in 2010 as part of the NY International Fringe Festival. The musical got its first official run as an Off-Broadway production in 2012, with music by Marshall Pailet and lyrics by Marshall Pailet, Bryce Norbitz and Steve Wargo. Based on the novel and film, “Jurassic Park,” it brings the dinosaurs to the forefront and allows their perspective to tell the story. It starts with a clan of genetically engineered female dinosaurs (Alissa Fetherolf), whose world is turned upside down when one of them suddenly turns into a male. “They are struggling with faith, love and gender identity,”director Rachael Moser informs. “They sing, dance, swear, procreate, and eat goats.” The show comes in the funny, edgy vein of past City Stage productions like “Debbie Does Dallas” and “Reefer Madness.” Musical director Amanda Hunter, alongside the production’s band, Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine (well, part of the Machine), will bring the rock songs, love ballads, marches and more to life. Many of the tunes mimic songs from other popular musicals, and, of course, Lacy and his band have put their own brand of pizzazz into the musical numbers. “The music is so modern and energetic,” Fetherolf says. “Every song has its own personality! The lyrics are so funny and sometimes bizarre that it is a thrill ride for the audience."

“My favorite is a song called ‘Mama,’ in which the Velociraptor of Innocence (Brad Mercier) decides she is going to do what she wants no matter what she’s told to do,” Moser describes. “It’s a catchy rock song, with sexy moves.” Choreography comes from Kendra GoehringGarrett. “We have been dino-blessed with a very funny, talented group of people,” Moser quips. Like any good production, underlining motifs add weight to the comedic tone. Despite an allfemale cast of characters, roles are undertaken by both men and women, truly honing in on the gender-bending aspect of the musical. As the plot of “Triassic Parq: the Musical” unfolds, themes of love, power, family, faith, science, gender identity, and acceptance become apparent. “My dream would be that audience members get wrapped up in the characters so much that they forget that they’re dinosaurs, but then are caught in a laugh when the dinosaurs have to suddenly do something dino-like,” Moser says. Bringing human emotion to voiceless beings from yesteryear proves a difficult challenge. However, actress Chandler Davis truly sunk her teeth the role of Velociraptor of Science. Having been adopted and raised by three women, the show’s message hits home for Davis. “It’s really about the importance of building a community and the fact that a family can be made of whatever you want you want it to be as long as love and acceptance are at the center of it all,” she says. “This show is funny. This show is silly. It’s absolutely a comedy. It’s also about this group of individuals who are battling their own demons and struggling with fear.” Characterized by a confidence and a fervor for answering life’s probing questions, Velociraptor of Science deals being ostracized from her community merely because of her curiosity. “In a group setting she feels the need to be the alpha which really lends itself to finding an

Dino-mite production: Alissa Fetherolf portrays a gender-changing T-rex in City Stage Co.’s “Triassic Parq: the Musical. Courtesy photo.

aggressive dinosaur stance from a physical perspective,” Davis says. “Once we figured out as a team how we wanted to move in this show, which took time, matching my character’s spirit to her physicality came naturally.” Conceptualizing the dinosaur movement encompassed a huge undertaking at first. The cast began with a more human feel, but as rehearsals continued, they became more comfortable with dino-physicality. They even have blended jazz hands with raptor claws. Robin Heck, who plays one of the T-Rex’s, even found that anger can be fun as a dinosaur. The character desperately wishes to fit in, but an eruption of emotion sometimes takes hold. “It’s made a huge difference,” Davis details. “For me, having claws and crouching is a physical manifestation of the aggression my character feels. On the other hand, when you see a

bunch of people running around on stage like dinosaurs, it’s hilarious, which is awesome.” “Really, the most challenging thing about the playing of the dinosaur has been trying to be accurate in the physicality of character,” Patrick Basquill, who plays the Velociraptor of Faith, adds. “And to feel comfortable and natural in that physicality. Also eating all the raw meet in preparation has been just a little bit troublesome. Mohawk-esque, feather-laden hairstyles, combined with vibrant facial paint, will create the dino-look without restricting movement. An immerisve production, the dinosaurs will make their way into the audience during song-and-dance numbers via a newly built catwalk. The outreach beyond the stage will place a couple of the tables in the onstage park. An open design will facilitate the large-scale musical; after all, what would a show about some of the world’s largest creatures be without a performance space to match. The familiar Jurassic Park doors and an electric fence will adorn the stage. Tech director Will Burns, along with other helping hands, took painstaking efforts to build the set. “[The show is] about letting go and letting love in,” Davis says. “My personal motto is ‘run toward the fear” and that’s what these dinosaurs are going to have to do.”


Triassic Parq: the Musical City Stage, 21 North Front Street #501 Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 5-22, 8 p.m.; Feb. 22: 3 p.m. Tickets: $22-$27 (910) 342-0272 www.citystageco.com


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The Futrelle Sisters Return:

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‘Dearly Beloved’ opens at Cape Fear Playhouse Thursday By: Shea Carver


ig Dawg Productions is selling out practically every run of any show they produce nowadays. It’s a trend going strong for well over a year. Part of their appeal has come from a willingness to produce shows of local and regional substance, like “Fort Fisher Hermit” or any show by the writers Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The trifecta of writers pen Southern comedies—“Dixie Swim Club,” “The Hallelujah Girls” and “Dearly Departed”—that have zeal and quirk, compounded by heart, which leaves audiences in the Cape Fear Playhouse roaring in laughter. “Dearly Beloved,” another story by Jones Hope Wooten, is steeped in Southern flair and will open this weekend. Unlike its 2014 predecessor, “Dearly Departed,” which followed a family dealing with the death of their patriarch, “Dearly Beloved”sees a Texas family’s daughter off into wedded bliss.

Randy Davis, who acted in “Dearly Departed” last year, will be filling the role as director this go ‘round. Davis fell in love with theatre in the third grade and went on to study it at Appalachian State. Though he lived in Wilmington at the beginning of the century, and did numerous shows with BUMP, Comically Impaired and Opera House, he went on to work in carpentry for the Oprah Winfrey Show and the OWN Network. He even won a daytime Emmy during his time at the Winfrey enterprise. He returned to Wilmington two years ago and now takes up a seat on the board of directors at Big Dawg. “[Jones Hope Wooten] have written numerous comedy trilogies together, as well as television for USA, WB, UPN, Syfy, Nickelodeon, and Fox,” Davis says. “They specialize in family relationships of all forms and the unnerving way family makes us both love and hate them sometimes. Both plays center on a family going through a high-stress situation that would make Job and Clark Griswold feel right at home.”

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We spoke more with Davis about “Dearly Beloved,” which opens Thursday and runs for the next three weekends at Cape Fear Playhouse. encore: What else have you directed locally? Randy Davis: I have directed shows both here in Wilmington and abroad. My local credits include “Talk Radio” for BUMP and “The Complete History of America (abridged)” for Big Dawg’s touring series. e: What makes “Dearly Departed” and “Dearly Beloved” different other than the obvious: one’s a funeral, the other’s a wedding? RD: “Dearly Beloved,” and the rest of the Futrelle sister trilogy, has more heart in it than “Dearly Departed.” All the off-the-wall characters in ridiculous situations are still there, they are just more three-dimensional. e: Give me the basic premise of the plot and tell me a little about the characters and their dynamic. RD: The play centers around the three Futrelle sisters, who sang together as the Sermonettes 20 years ago before a large falling out. The youngest sister, Frankie, is preparing to marry one of her twin daughters to the son of Patsy Price, the high society of Fayro, Texas. Frankie, along with her two sisters, husband, other daughter, and a cast of oddballs have to band together of make this wedding happen. The trilogy continues in “Christmas Belles,” which we are producing in December. Nine of the 11 cast members come back as the family teams up once again. This time to pull off the local Christmas pageant. We


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will finish the trilogy next season with Southern Hospitality. e: Who is playing whom? How are they impressing you most in their roles? RD: Jenny Wright is playing Honey Raye, the elder estranged Futrelle sister. Jenny is mostly known for musicals, but she is absolutely cracking everyone up as the five-time divorced cougar. Real-life couple Terrie Batson and Charles Auten are playing weddingobsessed sister, Twink Futrelle, and her boyfriend, Wiley. Long-time Comically Impaired buddies Melissa Stanley and Steve Rassin play the parents of the bride. Sarah Burns and Hal Cosec have known each other from growing up in Wilmington theatre and play the younger couple in the show. It has been really interesting to see these three couples pull from their long-standing relationships to create their characters. Deb Bowen, Suzanne Nystrom, Rhoda Gary, and Charles Calhoun fill out the cast of kooks. e: What can we expect of set design ... trailer-park regalia? Who’s helping you and what are some of the best props? RD: Most of the play takes place in the reception hall at the Tabernacle of Lamb church. Other locations in town are portrayed in pools of light with various furniture. We have a ton of tupperware for a potluck, alot of which gets sampled throughout the night, an extremely short choir robe, the world’s toughest turkey, and knives, guns, spatulas, etc. e: Who’s doing costuming, make up, lighting, techie stuff? RD: Debbie Scheu has provided us with the dresses for the “Gone with the Wind” themed wedding, as well as some other gaudy get-ups. The ladies of the show are very excited to do their own hair and make up for this redneck extravaganza. Nick Fenner is designing lights. Heather Dodd is our stage manager and cake decorator.


Dearly Beloved Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St. Thurs. - Sun., 2/5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 8 p.m.; Sun. matinee, 3 p.m. Tickets: $16-$22 • (910) 367-5237 www.bigdawgproductions.org


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

Blue surf cafÉ

Sophisticated Food…Casual Style. We offer a menu that has a heavy California surf culture influence while still retaining our Carolina roots. We provide a delicate balance of flavors and freshness in a comfortable and inviting setting. We offer a unique breakfast menu until noon daily, including specialty waffles, skillet hashes and unique breakfast sandwiches. Our lunch menu is packed with a wide variety of options, from house roasted pulled pork, to our mahi sandwich and customer favorite, meatloaf sandwich.

Our dinner features a special each night along with our favorite house entrees: Braised Beef Brisket, Mojo Pork and Mahi. All of our entrees are as delicious as they are inventive. We also have a full beer and wine list. Come try the “hidden gem” of Wilmington today. 250 Racine Drive, Wilmington 910-523-5362. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Daily Specials, Gluten Free Menu, Gourmet Hot Chocolates, Outdoor Patio, New Artist event first Friday of every month and Kids Menu. ■ WEBSITE: www.bluesurfcafe.com


Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee, 2013 Best of Wilmington “Best Chef” winner, Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, & Seafood Ceviche to name a few. Larger Plates include, Charleston Crab Cakes, Flounder Escovitch & Miso Salmon. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand-crafted seasonal desserts. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910-799-3847.

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■ SERVING DINNER: Mon.-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List


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

East oceanfront dining at blockade runner

Award-winning cuisine accompanied by the sounds of breaking surf + a soothing coastal breeze, that's East Oceanfront Dining. Our chef, Ben Ramsey, will pleasure your palate with fresh local seafood, produce from our own gardenscape + other harvest from local purveyors. Chef Ramsey is focused on the best of what our region has to offer and he + his staff are delighted to serve you. You'll dine in the comfort of our relaxing restaurant or if you choose, our canopied, ocean-

front deck provides a memorable ambiance for any evening. If you're looking for a more casual bite or maybe just a drink or two before dinner, have a seat in the Aquarium Lounge. A great selection of wine, beer or spirits can provide just what you're looking for as you settle in for an evening of coastal culture. For reservations and information concerning best rates and packages, please call 1-800-541-1161. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: The Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com


Since 1984, Elijah’s has been Wilmington, NC’s outdoor dining destination. We feature expansive indoor and outdoor waterfront dining, with panoramic views of riverfront sunsets. As a Casual American Grill and Oyster Bar, Elijah’s offers everything from fresh local seafood and shellfish to pastas, sandwiches, and Certified Angus Beef selections. We offer half-priced oysters from 4-6 every Wednesday & live music with our Sunday Brunch from 11-3. Whether you are just looking for a great meal & incredible scenery, or a large event space for hundreds of people, Elijah’s is the place to be. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 11:30-10:00; Friday and Saturday 11:30-11:00 ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Wilmington Kids menu available

eternal sunshine cafÉ

Wilmington’s new unique restaurant, Eternal Sunshine Café, is conveniently located between downtown and Wrightsville Beach, also close to UNCW. It is a great spot to savor a gourmet breakfast, like cinna-swirl pancakes with coffee

cream cheese syrup or a southwest benedict with chipotle hollandaise on a made from scratch biscuit. The lunch menu is filled with fresh delectable salads, sandwiches on house baked breads, and pitas. Come experience the innovative twist on breakfast classics and a casual lunch guaranteed to make you a regular customer. May the tranquility of Eternal Sunshine Cafe’s atmosphere shine upon your face and reinvigorate your day. Serves breakfast all day. Dinner COMING SOON! ■ SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: MondayWednesday 7-2, Thursday-Friday 6:30-2, Saturday 7-2, Sunday 8-2 ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ WEBSITE: www.eternalsunshinecafe.com

Halligan's pub

“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drinks lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches (Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When you’re at Halligan’s....you’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. Enjoy two locatons: 3317 Masonboro Loop Rd., and 1900 Eastwood Rd. in Lumina Station. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 Days a Week Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Masonboro Loop & Lumina Station ■ FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town! $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com


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

Holiday Inn Resort

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


At Hops Supply Co., we are dedicated to the craft of excellent cuisine and delivering hops in its most perfect form exemplified by our selection of craft beers. As hops are the heart of flavor for beer, our local seasonal ingredients are

the soul of our culinary inspired American fare. Keeping it fresh, flavorful and at times, unexpected, is the goals we plan on continuing to hit with our first-class service, menu and bar. The combination of chef-inspired food and our craft bar makes HopsCo a comfortable and inviting gastropub that attracts guests of all types – especially a local crowd who can feel right at home whether ordering a classic favorite or trying a new culinary delight! 5400 Oleander Dr. (910) 833-8867. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 10:57 am - 10 pm; Fri-Sat 10:57 am - 11 pm {Bar open until midnight} ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ WEBSITE: www.hopssupplycompany.com

The little dipper

Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. ■ SERVING DINNER: 5pm Tue-Sun; Seasonal hours are open 7 days a week, Memorial Day through October ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Tasting menu every Tues. with small plates from $1-$4; Ladies Night every Wed; $27 4-course prix fixe menu on Thurs.; "Date night menu," $65/couple with beer and wine tasting every Fri. and half price bottles of wine on Sun. ■ MUSIC: Mondays and Memorial Day-October, 7-9pm ■ WEBSITE: www.littledipperfondue.com

Ogden Tap Room

Wilmington’s go to Southern Gastro-Pub. With a menu featuring some southeast favorites and a few from the bayou. Ogden Tap Room offers a selection the whole family will enjoy. With 40 beers on tap from around the world, The O Tap is a Craft Beer Enthusiast dream come true. Ogden Tap Room also has a great wine selection as well as a full bar featuring the areas largest Bourbon selection. You are sure to leave Ogden Tap Room a happy camper. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Thurs 11:00am-Midnight, Fri & Sat 11:00am-1:00 am, Sunday Noon - Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Ogden ■ FEATURING: Live Team Trivia Tues 7:30-9:30pm ■ MUSIC: Every Thursday 8:00-10:00 ■ WEBSITE: www.ogdentaproom.com

pine valley market

Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon.-Fri.10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSITE: www.pinevalleymarket.com

the trolly stop

Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a five-store franchise in Southeastern North Carolina. Since 1976 they have specialized in storemade chili, slaw and various sauces. As of more

recently, select locations (Fountain Dr. and Southport) have started selling genuine burgers and cheese steaks (Beef & Chicken). Our types of hotdogs include beef & Pork (Trolly Dog), all-beef (Sabrett), pork smoked sausage, Fat Free (Turkey) & Veggie. Call Individual Stores for hours of operation or Look at our website trollystophotdogs.com Catering available, now a large portion of our business. Call Rick at 297-8416 for catering and franchise information. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ LOCATIONS: Wrightsville Beach (910) 256-3921

Southport (910) 457-7017 Fountain Dr. (910) 452-3952 Boone, NC (828) 265-2658 Chapel Hill, NC (919) 240-4206 - COMING SOON! ■ WEBSITE: www.trollystophotdogs.com


From the minute you walk through the door to the wonderful selection of authentic Thai cuisine, Big Thai II offers you a tranquil and charming atmosphere - perfect start to a memorable dinner. For the lunchtime crowd, the luncheon specials provide a great opportunity to get away. The menu is filled with carefully prepared dishes such as Pad Thai (Chicken, Beef, Pork or Tofu pan-fried rice noodles with eggs, peanuts, bean sprouts, carrots, and chives in a sweet and savory sauce) and Masaman Curry (The mildest of all curries, this peanut base curry is creamy and delicious with potatoes, cashew nuts and creamy avocado). But you shouldn’t rush into a main entrée right away! You will be missing out on a deliciously appetizing Thai favorite, Nam Sod (Ground Pork blended with fresh chili, green onion, ginger and peanuts). And be sure to save room for a piece of their fabulous Coconut Cake! A trip to Big Thai II is an experience that you’ll never forget. If the fast and friendly service doesn’t keep you coming back, the great food will! 1319 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-6588 ■ Serving Lunch: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. -.2:30 p.m. ■ Serving Dinner: Mon-Thur 5 p.m. -.9:30 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. -.10 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m. -.9:30 p.m. ■ Neighboorhood: Mayfaire ■ Featuring: Authentic Thai Cuisine ■ Website: www.bigthainc.com

hibachi to go

If you want fresh food fast, check out Hibachi To Go! It is a family-owned business with a professional and friendly staff serving the freshest local ingredients. Everything on the menu is done right on-site, from hand trimming the meat to making every sauce! They offer affordable appetizers such as crab, pork, or pineapple wontons, green bean fries, spring rolls, and edamama along with specialties like Teriyaki or Hibachi chicken, hand-trimmed ribeye, scallops, tempura or grilled shrimp, and fresh fish with veggies and rice. Drop by daily for the $4.69 lunch special and $4 sushi. Bring the little ones in on Sundays to the Ogden location and they can eat for only $0.99! Visit us at our Ogden location where you can dine- in or takeout or our Hampstead location where you can drive-thru, walk-up, or take-out. ■ Serving Lunch & dinner: 11am- 9pm Everyday ■ Neighboorhood: Ogden- 6932 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 791-7800 Hampstead- 15248 Highway 17 North Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 270-9200 ■ Featuring: $4.69 lunch specials ■ Website: www.hibachitogo.com

kabuki korean cafÉ and sushi

Family-owned and operated, Kabuki Korean Café and Sushi is Wilmington's only authentic Korean restaurant, freshly renovated and boasting a brand new menu! They feature delectable Korean BBQ, and are best known for traditional items like their bibimbop and bulgogi. But they also feature a large variety of Asian cuisine, from fresh sushi to fried rice to teriyaki dishes, dumplings, edamame and more. Open daily, Kabuki welcomes diners for lunch from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

and dinner 4:30 to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop by Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. 4102 Oleander Drive, Suite 2, at the corner of 41st Street, behind the Hess gas station. 910-350-3332. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon-Fri, 11am-2:30pm; Sat-Sun, noon-10pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, off Oleander Drive. ■ FEATURING: Wilmington's only authentic Korean restaurant!

indochine restaurant & lounge

If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. for dinner. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ WEBSITE: www.indochinewilmington.com

szechuan 132

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

thai spice

From the flavorfully mild to the fiery spiced, Thai Spice customers are wooed by the dish that’s made to their specifications. Featuring a tasteful menu of traditional Thai standards to numerous delectable house specials, it’s quickly becoming the local favorite for Thai cuisine. This family-run restaurant is sure to win you over. If you haven’t discovered this gem, come in and be charmed. Whether it be a daytime delight, or an evening indulgence, your visit will make you look forward to your return. Located in Monkey Junction at 5552 Carolina Beach Rd., Ste. G. (910) 791-0044. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue.-Th.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ WEBSITE: www.ThaiSpiceWilmington.com

yosake downtown sushi lounge

Lively atmosphere in a modern setting, Yosake is the delicious Downtown spot for date night, socializing with friends, or any large dinner party. Home to the never-disappointing Shanghai Firecracker Shrimp! In addition to sushi, we offer a full Pan Asian menu including curries, noodle dishes, and the ever-popular Crispy Salmon or mouth-watering Kobe Burger. Inspired features change weekly showcasing our commitment to local farms. Full bar including a comprehensive sake list, signature cocktails, and Asian Import Bottles. 33 S. Front St., 2nd Floor (910) 763-3172. ■ SERVING DINNER: 7 nights a week @ 5PM; Sun-Wed until 10pm, Thurs until 11pm, Fri & Sat until Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 1/2 Price Sushi/Appetizer Menu nightly from 5-7, until 8 on Mondays, and also 10-Midnight on Fri/Sat.

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Tuesday LOCALS NIGHT - 20% Dinner Entrees. Wednesday 80S NIGHT - 80s music and menu prices. Sundays are the best deal downtown - Specialty Sushi and Entrees are Buy One, Get One $10 Off and 1/2 price Wine Bottles. Nightly Drink Specials. Gluten-Free Menu upon request. Complimentary Birthday Dessert. ■ WEBSITE: www.yosake.com - @yosakeilm on Twitter & Instagram. Like us on Facebook.

Dinner Theatre theatrenow

TheatreNOW is a performing arts complex that features weekend dinner theater, an award-winning weekly kids variety show, monthly Sunday Jazz Brunches, movie, comedy and live music events. Award-winning chef, Denise Gordon, and a fabulous service staff pair scrumptious multi-course themed meals and cocktails with our dinner shows in a theatre-themed venue. Dinner theater at its best! Reservations highly suggested. 19 S. 10th Street 910.399.3NOW (3669). Hours vary. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Wilmington and Greater Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Dinner shows, jazz brunches, and more ■ WEBSITE: www.theatrewilmington.com

gREEK The greeks

The Greeks is a two-store (going on three), family-ownedand-operated Greek restaurant. Since 2011 Chef Georgios Papanikolaou and his family have been giving unwavering attention to detail to their food, which represents Greek culture. The chef picks fresh local produce and proteins on a daily basis. The spices and herbs are imported from Greece, where they are picked wild from the mountains, sealed and then transported here. The family keeps their Greek roots close to their heart; with each dish they are recreating exactly the same flavors that a person will experience should they be in Greece. With a plethora of recipes to choose from and the best gyro in town, the family hopes to expand without compromising an iota of the experience. 124 Princess St.; 910-343-6933 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday 10:00AM to 3:00PM Tuesday-Sunday 10:00AM to 9:00PM ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown and Monkey Junction ■ WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA: www.the-greeks.com or www. facebook.com/thegreeksnc

Healthy CLEAN EATZ cafÉ

This café is your one stop shop to start living a healthy lifestyle. Everything on the menu is under 500 calories and 10 grams of fat unless you order otherwise. The café offers dine in, carryout, or get an entire weeks worth of meals by signing up for our weekly prepackaged meal service. We also do customized food prep to fit anyone's diet needs. Stop by Clean Eatz today to start a new you. You only have one life, Make it count! Lifestyle tip: Resolutions usually fail due to the stress we put on ourselves to change so quickly. Make simple changes one by one. We didn’t get where we are at overnight. Baby lifestyle steps: Eliminate fried foods, drive thrus, alcohol, or sugar first. Add a new goal each week. You got this! 203 Racine drive,Wilmington NC 28403. (910) 452-3733. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday- Friday: 11-7, Saturday: 11-3 ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ WEBSITE: www.cleaneatz.net

Indian tandoori bites

Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae

Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Fri. 11-2:30 pm (Lunch Buffet) & 5-10 pm (Dinner), Sat. - Sun. 11:30 -3:00 pm (Lunch) & 5-10 pm (Dinner) ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet ■ WEBSITE: www.tandooribites.net


10 pm; Friday-Saturday 11 am-Midnight; Sunday Noon-10 pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ WEBSITE: www.fatpub.com ■ FEATURING: Daily lunch specials until 3pm and late night

■ FEATURING: Sclafani goods, Polly-O cheese, Ferrara Tor-

rone and much, much more!

menu from 11pm until closing.


siena trattoria


Enjoy authentic Italian food in a beautiful, warm, casual setting. Whether dining indoors or in our courtyard, Siena is the perfect neighborhood trattoria for the entire family to enjoy. From our delicious brick oven pizza to elegantly prepared meat, seafood, and pasta specials, you will find a level of cuisine that will please the most demanding palate, prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients. ■ SERVING DINNER: at 4 p.m. Daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. 3315 Masonboro Loop Road, 910-794-3002 ■ FEATURING: Family style dinners on Sundays ■ WEBSITE: www.sienawilmington.com

Slice of life

“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos,

Tucked in the corner of University Landing, a block from UNCW is the hidden gem of Wilmington’s international cuisine scene - Jamaica’s Comfort Zone. This family owned restaurant provides a relaxing blend of Caribbean delights – along with reggae music – served up with irrepressible smiles for miles. From traditional Jamaican breakfast to mouth-watering classic dishes such as curry goat, oxtail, jerk and curry chicken, to our specialty 4-course meals ($12.00) and $5.99 Student meal. Catering options are available. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tuesday - Saturday 11:45am - 9:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm - 8:00pm Sunday. Monday - Closed ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown – University Landing 417 S. College Road #24 ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials updated daily on Facebook ■ WEBSITE: www.jamaicascomfortzone.net


A Wilmington favorite since 1987! At Elizabeth’s you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine, as well as some of your American favorites. Offering delicious pizza, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beer, and wine. Elizabeth’s is known for their fresh ingredients, where even the bread is baked fresh daily. A great place for lunch, dinner, a late night meal, or take out. Elizabeth’s can also cater your event and now has a party room available. Visit us at 4304 ½ Market St or call 910-2511005 for take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 10am-Midnight every day ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). ■ WEBSITE: www.epwilmington.com ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons.

eddie romanelli's

is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16 oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials ■ WEBSITE: www.RomanellisRestaurant.com

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub

Fat Tony’s has the right combination of Italian and American influences to mold it into a unique family-friendly restaurant with a “gastropub” feel. Boasting such menu items as Veal Saltimbocca, Eggplant Parmigiana, USDA Prime Sirloin, and award-winning NY style hand-tossed pizzas, Fat Tony’s is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Their appetizers range from Blue Crab Dip to Grilled Pizzas to Lollipop Lamb Chops. Proudly supporting the craft beer movement, they have an ever-changing selection of microbrews included in their 27-tap lineup – 12 of which are from NC. They have a wide selection of bottled beers, a revamped wine list, and an arsenal of expertly mixed cocktails that are sure to wet any whistle. Fat Tony’s offers lunch specials until 3pm Monday through Friday and a 10% discount to students and faculty at CFCC. They have two pet-friendly patios – one looking out onto Front Street and one with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. With friendly, excellent service and a fun, inviting atmosphere, expect to have your expectations exceeded at Fat Tony’s. Find The Flavor…..Craft Beer, Craft Pizza! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday-Thursday 11 am-

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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 125 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 256-2229 and in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, Downtown and Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: The largest tequila selection in Wilmington ■ WEBSITE: www.grabslice.com

a taste of italy

Looking for authentic Italian cuisine in the Port City? Look no further than A Taste of Italy Deli. Brothers, Tommy and Chris Guarino, and partner Craig Berner, have been serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner to local and visiting diners for twenty years. The recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, and after one bite you feel like you’re in your mamas' kitchen. Along with the hot and cold lunch menu, they also carry a large variety of deli sides and madefrom-scratch desserts. Or, if you’re looking to get creative in your own kitchen, A Taste of Italy carries a wide selection of imported groceries, from pasta to olive oils, and everything in between. And last but certainly not least, allow them to help you make any occasion become a delicious Italian experience with their catering or call ahead ordering. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday-Friday 8:00am8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am6:00pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ WEBSITE: www.ncatasteofitaly.com

Latin American CEVICHE'S

Come enjoy the tropical flavors of Panama and Central America...from our fresh fish to our handmade empanadas, traditional arroz con pollo to fresh inspired salads, We hope you will be transported to simpler time with warm, friendly service, and festive vibe. Large selection of beer and wine, including red and white sangria, tropical mimosas, drink specials daily. Just before the bridge at Wrightsville Beach. 7210 Wrightsville Ave. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon - Sun 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ WEBSITE: www.wbceviche.com

San Juan CafÉ

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

Mexican San felipe

At San Felipe, we pride ourselves in offering the best Mexican cuisine combined with a Mexican inspired dining expe-

rience that will instill a sense of “familia” with our patrons. Ditch the regular fare and try one of our Mexican inspired favorites such as our sizzling Certified Angus Beef Fajitas or our Carolina Chimichanga. Visit any of our 10 North Carolina locations to see for yourself and while your at it, try one of our delicious Margaritas! See you soon Amigos! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington, Leland & Southport ■ WEBSITE: www.sanfelipenc.com


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

whole foods market

Whole Foods Market offers one of the most expansive freshly prepared foods options in the city! With 4 bars featuring hot dishes & salads, a sandwich station, sushi station, and pizza station, you are apt to satisfy everyone in your group. All of the ingredients are free of any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives so food is fresh and flavorful from farm, ranch, or dock to your fork! Dine in the cafe or carry out. On any given day the selection offers an array of organic, local, vegan/vegetarian, and healthy options. Voted Best Salads by encore readers. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. Monday - Sunday. 8am - 9pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Seasonal, healthy, organic, vegan/vegetarian ■ WEBSITE: www.wholefoodsmarket.com


Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 7622827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE: www.dockstreetoysterbar.net

fish bites

Home of the freshest seafood in town, and Wilmington’s only Live Lobster Tank. Try one of our signature entrees like Fish Bites Tuna Filet, Stuffed Flounder or The Fishermans Stew. We have unique appetizers like Oyster Bombs, Shrimp Bombs, or Grouper Cheeks(who knew Groupers had cheeks!!). Have your Fresh Catch prepared to your delight, pan seared, grilled, blackened, broiled or fried. We will accomodate any taste. The Daily Special Board features creative dishes that highlight our Chef’s creative culinary skills. We make a fantastic steamer platter with Crab Legs, Shrimp, Clams, Oysters and Mussels. The possibilities are endless. We have the largest selection of seafood in the area. Not only are we a seafood restaurant, but a fresh market as well. Take home your Fresh Seafood selection and cook it your favorite way. We also have take out. Don’t forget our made from scratch desserts. Come in and enjoy a fresh beverage from our full service “Bottems Up Bar”. Whether you just need something to curb your appetite or a full meal, we have something for everyone. Daily food specials and Drink Specials offered. Kids Menu available. So come in and enjoy the most amazing seafood you have ever tasted! 6132-11 Carolina Beach Rd. (910) 791-1117 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue-Sat 11am - 9pm, Sun 11am - 3pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: South Wilmington ■ FEATURING: The freshest seafood in town, and Wilmington’s only Live Lobster Tank! ■ WEBSITE: www.fishbitesseafood.com


Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Family-style to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-5551. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. ■ WEBSITE: www.OceanicRestaurant.com


The Pilot House Restaurant is Wilmington’s premier seafood and steak house with a touch of the South. We specialize in local seafood and produce. Featuring the only Downtown bar that faces the river and opening our doors in 1978, The Pilot House is the oldest restaurant in the Downtown area. We offer stunning riverfront views in a newly-renovated relaxed, casual setting inside or on one of our two outdoor decks. Join us for $5.00 select appetizers 7 days a week and live music every Friday and Saturday nigh on our umbrella deck. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 910343-0200 2 Ann Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, FriSat 11am-10pm and Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm. Kids menu ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Riverfront Downtown Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Fresh local seafood specialties, Riverfront Dining, free on-site parking ■ MUSIC: Outside Every Friday and Saturday


Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is thrilled to now serve customers in its new location at 109 Market Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington (910-833-8622). It’s the place you want to be to catch your favorite sports team on 7 TV’s carrying all major sports packages. A variety of fresh seafood is available daily including oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Shuckin’ Shack has expanded its menu now offering fish tacos, crab cake sliders, fried oyster po-boys, fresh salads, and more. Come in a check out Shack’s daily lunch,

dinner, and drink specials. It’s a Good Shuckin’ Time! The original Shack is located in Carolina Beach at 6A N. Lake Park Blvd.; (910) 458-7380. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Sat 11am-2am; Sun noon-2am ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Carolina Beach and Downtown ■ FEATURING: Daily lunch specials, join the mailing list online ■ WEBSITE: www.pleasureislandoysterbar.com

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Tropical Smoothie Café’s menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. Our toasted wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and gourmet salads are made fresh with highest quality of meats and cheeses, topped with fresh produce and flavorful sauces, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The fun atmosphere and unparalleled hospitality brings customers back toTropical Smoothie Café again and again. At Tropical Smoothie, we are guided by one simple belief: When you eat better, you feel better and when you feel better, all is better. It's part of our mission to inspire a healthier lifestyle by serving amazing food and smoothies with a bit of tropical fun. 2804 S. College Road, Long Leaf Mall. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-Fri; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat-Sun ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, at Shipyard Blvd. and College Rd.

Southern Casey's Buffet

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


A seasonally inspired and locally sourced Southern cuisine dining experience, Pembroke’s was created by the owners of downtown’s Rx Restaurant. Pembroke’s focuses on the same values and excellent service as its sister restaurant, purveying local companies for the best in seafood, proteins and produce. They work with local fisherman and farmers to ensure your meal will be freshly grown and hand chosen. A new dinner menu is churned out daily to ensure the chefs are working with the freshest ingredients. Plus, the bartenders are creating new drink menus daily as to never bore your taste buds. 1125 A Military Cutoff Rd. 910-239-9153. ■ SERVING BRUNCH & DINNER: Open for dinner TuesSun, 5pm-close, with live music Fri-Sat nights. Sunday brunch, 10am-3pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ WEBSITE: www.pembrokescuisine.com

Rx Restaurant & bar

menu changes daily based on what he finds locally. Rx drinks are as unique as the food—and just what the doctor ordered. When DJs stop by to play a set, it is guaranteed a good time! Join us for a dining experience you will never forget! 421 Castle St.; 910 399-3080. ■ SERVING BRUNCH & DINNER: Tues-Thurs, 5-10pm; FriSat, 5-10:30pm; Sun., 10am-3pm and 5-9pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ WEBSITE: www.rxwilmington.com

Located in downtown Wilmington, Rx Restaurant and Bar is here to feed your soul, serving up Southern cuisine made with ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. The Rx chef is committed to bringing fresh food to your table, so the

This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style Reuben, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, pool, and did we mention sports? Free downtown lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. 763-4133. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & ■ LATE NIGHT: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 1/2 priced select appetizers Monday

- Thursday 4-7 p.m.

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Carolina Ale House

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

TVs in Wilmington. ■ WEBSITE: www.CarolinaAleHouse.com

vegetarian/Vegan sealevel restaurant

Having opened in early spring 2013, Sealevel Restaurant is celebrating their one-year anniversary serving your plantbased diet needs. Chef Nikki Spears prepares well-executed, simple, snacky, sandwichy, and seasonally changing meals. From a nearly guilt-free American veggie cheeseburger, to fresh sushi, fish and shrimp “burgers,” falafel, fish tacos and avocado melt pitas, Sealevel caters to the needs of gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and lactose-intolerant diets. The restaurant serves organic and local food as much as possible, as well as Med-Leb, and Cal-Mex and Cal-Japanese style foods. Stop by and try one of their new hand-selected, whole-fruit smoothies, as well as specialties like and the Brown Rice Tortilla and Vegan Kale Nachos. Sushi rolls unique to Sealevel Restaurant are served, and vegan and gluten-free desserts like Key Lime Pie, MochaVanilla Frozen Pie, and cookies. Drop by daily for lunch, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., or for dinner, Thurs. - Sat., 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. 1015 S. Kerr Ave. 910-833-7196. ■ SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., daily; Thurs-Sat., 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, near UNCW ■ FEATURING: Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, lactoseintolerant and seafood-friendly fare! ■ WEBSITE: www.sealevelcitygourmet.com

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ears ago, before the onslaught of chain restaurants and frozen dinners, there was a sense of transparency when it came to food. Mom-and-Pop grocers dotted the streets of small-town America, and families were fed from self-sufficient, family-operated farms or by farms that had a name and face. Since, the waters of the food industry have been muddied. Small-scale farms have been ravaged by the shift toward large, industrialized farms. Founded in 2006, nonprofit Feast

for Change The fifth annual Feast Down East Regional Conference takes place this Friday By: Christian Podgaysky Above: Randy Gore. Photo, courtesy Feast Down East.

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Down East (FDE) has strived to reconnect farmers, restaurateurs and chefs in an effort to accommodate local sustainability and economic growth for smaller farms. This Friday, February 6, FDE will hold its fifth annual Regional Conference at the Burney Center on UNCW’s campus. FDE found its footing as an effort to combat the immense losses Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, a chair and professor of Sociology at UNCW and FDE co-founder, found to be impacting the region’s agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

Marred by job loss and growing poverty rates, FDE aimed to be an economic and community development initiative for Southeastern NC’s agricultural field. “The NC agriculture sector was hard hit by the decline in tobacco production, a prime crop 20 years ago,” Jane Steigerwald, director of FDE, says. “One of the goals of the program is to help farmers transition to alternative, sustainable crop production.” As well, small-scale farmers don’t have the means or resources to successfully market and distribute their produce or address concerns with weather or environmental changes. Complying with food and safety regulations and purchasing equipment and supplies also top the list of struggles with which they are faced. In order to ameliorate these issues, FDE has linked farmers to restaurants and upstarted an online marketplace, wherein people can order directly from local food producers. Their products are gathered and distributed to restaurants, grocers, schools, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and pick-up spots around Wilmington from the train depot in Burgaw. “That program has been a great success,” Steigerwald says. “We are at the point where food buyers look to us for the freshest local food. Consumers can look for our label at area restaurant and food establishments.” While aiding the economic growth of regional farmers remains key, health, too, prevails as one of FDE’s main concerns. Their efforts have culled together a Farmto-School program that concentrates on childhood obesity and shaping the minds of potential future farmers. “We have successfully built school gardens, instituted garden-based curriculums and brought more local fruits and vegetables into eight elementary schools within New Hanover and Brunswick Counties,” Steigerwald tells. “We plan to grow from here.” FDE also has partnered with the Wilmington Housing Authority to provide healthier options for low-income communities. Currently, FDE furnishes fresh, local produce at wholesale prices to residents of the Rankin Terrace, Hillcrest and Solomon Towers public-housing communities. They look to add more low-income communities to their list in 2015. Also on the horizon for 2015 is a venture to open a food hub in Leland. It will come through a partnership with the Brunswick Community College and the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension and will help farmers in the Brunswick and Columbus county area. The upcoming regional conference will provide a networking platform for those interested in the FDE movement. Jennifer MacDougall, Blue Cross Blueshield of North Carolina Foundation’s Healthy Ac-

tive Communities Program manager, will open the conference at 8:20 a.m., as the keynote speaker. “The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation has been a major supporter of local food systems work in our region,” Steigerwald says. “They see the value in building a healthy local food system as a way to increase access to fresh healthy food and improve overall health. Jennifer has been instrumental in helping FDE expand its programs. Jennifer will provide the inspirational keynote speech to energize the crowd. She will focus on the importance of supporting efforts to promote healthy lifestyles.” A slew of workshops, ranging from the business of farming to learning how to increase the foot traffic of your farmers’ market, will occur throughout the day. At 1 p.m. there will be a luncheon. The recipients of this year’s Agrarian Stewardship Awards will be announced. Winners are chosen by a committee of farmers, foodies and people involved in the local food systems. As well, Randy Gore, USDA state director of rural development instrumental force behind the NC Strikeforce Initiative, will speak. The initiative focuses on continued support for small-scale farms. “Randy Gore will be providing the nuts and bolts of the recently implemented NC Strikeforce Initiative,” Steigerwald says. “Director Gore has always been a great support to our programs over the years and had served as keynote at our first two conferences. It is our honor to welcome him back again.” The conference will conclude with a regional networking session at 3:45 p.m. Folks can register at www.eventbrite.com. Admission for representatives of govenment or civic agencies is $35, and general admission is $15.

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For the 10th consecutive year Cameron Art Museum presents the Annual Civil War Living History Weekend which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Battle of Forks Road. This year’s theme “Forks Road…The Beginning of the End” highlights this significant Battle which is re-enacted both days by uniformed Union, U. S. Colored Troop and Confederate re-enactors of the skirmish. The weekend’s activities also include an opening ceremony on Saturday, February 7 at

10:00 a.m. with Mayor Bill Saffo, Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, Jr. and Dr. Malcolm Beech U.S.C.T. reenactor. On Saturday Professor Glen Harris (Dept. of History, UNCW) gives a lecture on “Civil War to Civil Rights” at 11:00 am, At 5:00 pm, “Voices from the Front” present memorable readings from period letters and journals. Civil War scholar, Dr. Chris Fonvielle is scheduled to give a lecture and battle site tour beginning Sunday at 12:00 pm. Additionally featured at the museum’s historic site are two-days of camp life, blacksmith, historic-themed sutlers, artisan demonstrations, Sons of Con-

federate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, U.S.C.T unit roles, live music and food vendors, kids and family programming and more. The event takes place Saturday, February 8 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with galleries open until 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 9 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the museum remains open until 5:00 pm. The general events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. For the full schedule including special events and updated information visit the Battle of Forks Road dedicated site: www.battleofforksroad.org. CAM, 3201 S. 17th Street

GREATER ILM DISTRICT CONFERENCE 7pm: Greater Wilmington District Conference: Theme: “We Are Better Together.” Hosts Superintendent Ronald Roland and District Missionary Sarah Rogers. Feb. 8 will be ‘Sounds of Praise’ musical. Speaking at 7 p.m. 2/10-13: Wayne Johnson of St. Stephens AME Church, 2/10; Elder Lorenzo Edge of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ (youth night), 2/11; Elder Tyrone Pickett of the BOLD Church of God in Christ, 2/12; and Bishop-Elect Joseph Garnett of Freedoms Way Ministries, 2/13. Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 1119 S. 4th St. IFEST A celebration highlighting cultures and countries represented in Wilmington and at UNCW. Food, dance, music, performances and exhibits showcase the rich cultural diversity of our community and beyond. Don’t miss the fun! Free parking in lots M and N. Cash or Food Dollars (no meal swipes/no credit cards) for food items. Sponsored by the Campus Activities & Involvement Center and the Office of International Programs. Free. UNCW Burney Center, Sat., 2/14, 10am-2pm. UNCW, Burney Center, 601 S. College Road UNCW HOMECOMING 2/14-16, all day: UNC Wilmington alumni and families are invited to come back to campus for Homecoming Weekend to enjoy alumni reunions, the TEALgate pregame party, and other spirited events. Reconnect with friends and faculty, enjoy food and drinks, show your Seahawk Spirit and create memories to cherish during Homecoming 2015. For more information about UNCW Homecoming Weekend visit http:// uncw.edu/alumni/homecoming2015.html for event times and location information. Online registration for alumni reunions will be open until February 8. Website: http://uncw.edu/alumni/ homecoming2015.html. 601 S. College Road VALENTINE’S DAY MASQUERADE BALL 2/14, 5:30pm: For couples and singles looking to enjoy a lovely dinner with socializing and dancing of course! Pull out your best evening wear and top it off with a decorative mask for a night to remember! Dinner Options: Herb Roasted Chicken Breast in White Wine and Mushroom Sauce accompanied by Herb Wild Rice and Asparagus OR Eye of Prime Rib accompanied by Herb Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans Tickets: $35 per person | Attire is formal. Reservation is required. Babs McDance Studio, 6782 Market Street MASKED MARDI GRAS AT MANSION 2/17, 7pm; Join us on Fat Tuesday to kick off Mardi Gras season at the Bellamy Mansion! H’ordeurves provided by Tasteful Creations, cash bar (beer and wine), photo booth provided by Stutz Media, live New Orleans style Jazz music, complimentary cab rides by The British Taxi Company. $20 per person (includes specialty cocktail). Call 910.251.3700 for tickets, limited space available. Bellamy Mansion Museum, 503 Market Street BATTLE AT MOORE’S CREEK 2/21-22, 9pm: Step back in time to where our country began. Moores Creek was the location of one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War and the first patriot victory of the war. Re-enactors representing both Patriot and Loyalist militias will demonstrate military camp life, musket and artillery firing and broadsword use. Moores Creek National Battlefield National Park Service, 40 Patriots Hall Drive ILM HOME SPRING SHOW The Home Show is an event designed for home-

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owners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. www.ACShomeshow.com Wilmington Convention Center, 10 Convention Center Drive. Show hours: 2/20, 11am-8pm. 2/21, 10am-8pm; 2/22, 10am-6pm.

charity/fundraisers CAPE FEAR CONSCIENCE FAIR Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the Starnews Media 2015 Conscience Fair. A minimum of 20 and maximum of 30 volunteers are needed 2/7. Volunteers will assist vendors upon arrival with getting their vendor booth set up or taken down. There will be two shifts 8-10am and 1:30- 2:30pm. Volunteers will assist vendors in unloading vehicles and lifting and delivering items to and from the car/facility. A Vendor Liaison Volunteer Lead as well as SNM Staff will assist. 214 Walnut Street ART THAT CARES Spectrum Gallery is raffling off 13 works of original art that were donated by Spectrum’s Artists. Raffle tickets are on sale at Spectrum Gallery at The Forum; 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. 100% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales will be donated to The Care Project. Winners will be drawn on Thurs., 2/12, during the Opening Reception of Evalyn Boyd Hines Art Show featuring abstract paintings, there will also be live music from 6 to 8 pm. The winner does not need to be present to win. Every family, who has experienced the birth of a child, knows that it’s the most exciting time in their lives. Now imag-

ine receiving the news that your new baby can’t hear. That’s when families begin their cycle of grief, with feelings of isolation and fear. This is the point at which The CARE Project makes a difference. 1125 J Military Cutoff Road to purchase raffle tickets and choose which pieces of original art you’d like to enter to win. Learn more at www.SpectrumArtAndJewelry.com. AZALEA FEST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Assisting with any aspect of the festival. These responsibilities may include helping with The Azalea Sweep, Vendor Set Up, Command Center, Stage Setup, Street Fair Barricade/ Traffic, Information Booth, Food Vendor Barricade/Traffic, Street Fair Parking Lots, Vendor Liaison, Children’s Area, Parade Marshal, Loaders, Security, Parade Line Splitter, Bands Helper, Queen Helper, Float Helper, and many more. Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 4th, 2015 through Sunday, April 12th, 2015. A minimum of 600 volunteers are needed with a maximum of 826 volunteers. Supervision will be provided by long-term volunteers. Cape Fear Volunteer Center, 214 Walnut Street. Times are flexible. PIZZA PUTT 2/13, 6:30pm: Pizza Putt fundraiser, featuring mini golf, pizza, beer, and more! $20 a person or $30 a pair. 910-254-3534. Must be 21 or older. www.playwilmington.org. Children’s Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange Street

theatre/auditions RING OF FIRE

2/5-15, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm. The music of Johnny Cash-Created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Mead. From the heart of the songs of Johnny Cash comes a show about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption. A company of fourteen multitalented performers takes you into the world Johnny Cash created in his songs. Ring of Fire features 38 of music legend Johnny Cash’s songs. Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St. DEARLY BELOVED Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten, Directed by Randy Davis. The Futrelle sisters are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo’s antebellum inspired wedding and the rumor mill in their small town of Frayo, TX is working overtime! February 5-8, 12-15 & 19-22, Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday Matinee 3pm. Price: Gen Admission $20, Seniors/Military/Students $18, Thursdays $15. Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street TRASSIC PARQ: THE MUSICAL 2/5-8, 13-15, 20-21, 8pm; 2/22, 3pm: Religion, identity, sex...and raptors! Triassic Parq is a raucous retelling of that famous dinosaur-themed film, this time seen from the dinos’ point of view. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question everything they know! Discounts for Military, Educators, and Seniors. City Stage Co. 21 N. Front St. $22$27. 910-342-0272 VAGINA MONOLOGUES 2/12, 7pm: The Vagina Monologues will be

hosted by the Women’s Studies Student Association. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for non-students. All proceeds go to The Rape Crisis of Coastal Horizons Center, INC., The Carousel Center and V-Day International. To purchase tickets go to www.etix.com/ticket/ online (etix)or uncw.edu/gameroom (Sharkey’s box office). *Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by contacting the Women’s Studies & Resource Center, 910.962.7870, five days prior to the event. UNCW Lumina Theater, 601 S. College Rd. LOVE HAPPENS Through 2/14, Fri/Sat only, 7pm: Love Happens by Richard Orloff follows a year in the lives of two couples, one beginning their relationship and one approaching their fiftieth anniversary. As the younger couple progresses from meeting and dating to the challenges of living together and commitment, they get advice and testimony from the older couple, who develop problems of their own when they’re influenced by the younger pair. $30 adults, $20 show only. Valentine’s Night Special menu tickets are $45/$80 couple. Doors open at 6pm. Show at 7pm. Reservations requested. Beverages and food service gratuity not included. TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th St. theatrewilmington.com. HAMLET UNCW’s Dept. of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” directed by Christopher Marino, assistant professor of performance and artistic director of Dram Tree Shakespeare Company. Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his “foul and most


Natalie Douglas: Tribute to Nina Simone wednesday February 11 at 7:30pm The music of the immortal jazz vocalist Nina Simone is brought back to life by the award winning voice of Natalie Douglas.

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unnatural murder.” With a new adaption based on the “First Quarto” of Hamlet known as the “Bad Quarto,” Professor Marino seeks to create a production that is both visceral and immediate. Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 8pm; Sun. matinees, 2pm, on the Mainstage Theatre in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building. $12 for members of the general public, $10 for seniors, UNCW employees, and alum, and $5 for students. Kenan Box Office, 910-962-3500 or www.uncw. edu/arts/boxoffice.html. $5 students, $10 UNCW faculty & alumni, $12 general admission CLYBOURNE PARK SPECIAL PREVIEW 2/19-3/1, 7:30pm. Sun., 3pm. Two Weeks Only: Special Preview! Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. Red Barn Studio, 1122 S. 3rd St. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award play explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.Based on the classic “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Joy Gregory. $25 for the Friday-Sunday shows, and $10 for the Thursday shows. Additionally, we are offering a group rate of $20 per ticket for groups of 15 or more. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 2/20-3/1, Fri-Sat, 7pm, Sun at 3pm. This production, directed and choreographed by Judy Greenhut, w/music direction by Michelle Reiff, runs 2/20-3/1. Based on the Emmy-winning, Saturday-morning animated educational cartoon and pop culture phenomenon which aired on ABC from the 1970’s -1980’s, “Schoolhouse

Rock Live! JR.” follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher who is anxious about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Three is a Magic Number,” and “Conjunction Junction.” Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S. Second St.

comedy ORLANDO JONES’ SUNDAY FUNNIES Sunday Funnies with Orlando Jones at TheatreNOW. Not only is Orlando Jones’ character back from “the dead” on the FOX TV series, “Sleepy Hollow,” but he’s calling Wilmington home and bringing the funny to Sundays at TheatreNOW with Sunday Funnies and to kick off his 2015 Comedy Tour. Tickets are $30. Cliff Cash is opening. Shows Feb. 8, Mar. 1 & Mar. 8, 6pm. www.theatrewilmington.com. 19 S. 10th Street DEAD CROW COMEDY CLUB Ongoing schedule: Mon, Comedy Bingo and $1 tacos; Tues, free Crow’s Nest Improv (longform), 8pm; Wed, Nutt House Improv Show, 9pm, $3; Thurs, free open-mic night, 9pm; FriSat, national touring comedians/comediennes, 8pm/10pm $10-$15; Sun, closed. • 11:45pm: Late Fear with Willis Maxwell, Wilmington’s Late Night Talk Show, taped every 1st and 3rd Saturday night at midnight in the Dead Crow Comedy Room, Late Fear is a hilarious and fun showcase

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2/8: SUNDAY FUNNIES “Sleep Hollow” star Orlando Jones will be bringing his brand of hilarity to TheatreNOW on February 8th for his new Sunday Funnies comedy show. Jones will be kicking off his comedy tour of 2015 at the dinner theatre this month, as well as March 1 and 8. Tickets are $30 for the show and can be purchased at www. theatrewilmington.com. TheatreNOW is located at 19 S. 10th Street. Temple for Non-profits in the Wilmington and Surrounding areas. We’ll be presenting national known artist as headliners for the eveing, along with up and coming artist. “Solo singers, bands, poetry etc.” will be at various monthly events as opeing acts. These are clean events to accommodate our Godly guest. We will be accompanied by Sam Gore, a nonprofit specialist to help lead you and your nonprofit in the right direction. Therefore, with hard work and dedication, this meeting will allow you to be very successful in

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music/concerts NC JAZZ FESTIVAL See pages 10-11. I BELIEVE I CAN FLY “I Believe I Can Fly Concert” featuring The Tenors: Cook, Dixon, and Young and Mrs. Marva Mapson Robinson shows Fri., 2/6. The Celebrating the Dream Commemorative Concert with the Fayetteville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will be at 7:30 pm at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Brunswick Community College Box Office at 910-755-7416. ORGAN RECITAL FEAT. ANDREW SCANLON 2/6, 7pm: An organ recital played on the two pipe organs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, featuring the works of J.S. Bach, Louis Veirne and others. The recital is free.St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N. 16th Street MONSTER CONCERT 2/6, 7pm: The Cape Fear Music Teachers Association will present its annual Monster Concert Friday, February 6, 7 p.m. at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church on Piner Road in Wilmington. The Monster Concert features more than 100 piano students playing a program of piano duets on multiple keyboards---a pair of students

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Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society (www.capefearjazzsociety.org). Purchase seats on CAM’s website: www.cameronartmuseum. org, by phone or at the door. Special 2nd Thursday date. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street SHARE THE LOVE 2/12, 6pm: Fundraiser: Christian Music Concert at 6 PM to benefit Share the table, a community soup kitchen, food pantry and backpack program.  Song, soup and chocolate. Featuring local churches and local restaurants. $10 Faith Harbor United Methodist Church, 14201 Hwy. 50, Surf City. 704-604-6177 IRVIN MAYFIELD/NEW ORLEANS ORCHESTRA 2/14, 7pm: Described as a “savory dish of musical gumbo� (Deseret News), Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra have revitalized the jazz scene. Their latest album, Book One on World Village, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. Their unrestrained, free-playing performances celebrate the unique musical experience that could have only originated in the birthplace of jazz. Admission: $5-$35. Kenan Auditorium (UNC Wilmington), 601 S. College Road

seated at six keyboards for each piece.Ă‚  Participants aged kindergarten through high school are all students of CFMTA members, and live in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Two guest conductors, Sandy Errante and Michael Lauricella,  will be leading the students as they perform the program of duets.  Ms. Errante is director of the Girls Choir of Wilmington and owner of Kindermusik with Sandy Errante.  Mr. Lauricella is a music teacher in the New Hanover County Schools and has worked as musical director for Thalian Association productions. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. For further information contact Joanne Riesz, Outreach Chairman, at 910-2626224. Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, 800 Piner Road THERAPEUTIC MUSIC TRAINING 2/7-8; 4/11-12; 6/5-7: Therapeutic bedside music is the mission of the Music for Healing and Transition Program, Inc. (MHTP), a 501c3 not-for-profit educational organization. MHTP offers classes at 12 sites in the U.S. and announces its classes beginning in Wilmington, NC on 10/4-5, 2014. Classes at the Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and at the Davis Community Assisted Living and Rehab Center. Students complete courses in five weekend Modules on musical and medical topics spread out over a year, and are guided through the course of study by an advisor. Other requirements include a 45 clinical hours and a required reading list. Students may receive tuition reductions based on medical or musical life experience, and there are scholarship funds available for students when enrolled in the Program. MHTP accepts students as well as amateur and professional musicians. Each Module teacher is a specialist in his or her field, whether it be as a healthcare professional or professional musician. In addition, each teacher is a working CMP with extensive experience in healthcare facilities. 910-465-0942 or email mhtp@mhtp.org. www.mhtp.org. $435+reg. fee. Phillips LifeCare and Counseling, 1414 Physicians Drive BACHFEST Saturday, February 7,  8pm, UNCW Kenan Auditiorium. The music of J. S. Bach has been

described as “the most persuasive rendering of transcendence there is,� and we offer a generous selection of the master’s orchestral and choral music. 910-962-3500 Admission: $6 + tax for students, $25-27 + tax for adults. DRUM CIRCLE WITH RON AND ERIC 2/10, 7pm: Drumming & Dancing @ Bottega every Tuesday from 7:00-9:30 pm. Beginners or experienced are all welcome to enjoy expression and drumming. Drums available and everyone is welcome! Wine and beer available. Bottega Art & Wine Gallery, 122 Princess Street US AIRFORCE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Wed, Feb 11, 7pm. Free concert w/US Airforce Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble. Historic Hannah Block USO Building, corner of Orange and 2nd streets. Enjoy a concert given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble.The concert is free and open to the public.    Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. The band incorporates a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion, from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music. Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St. NATALIE DOUGLAS 2/11, 7:30pm: Jazz singer Natalie Douglas pays tribute to the legendary Nina Simone! Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St. Tickets: www.thalianhall.com GREGG GELB JAZZ QUARTET 2/12, 6:30pm:Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. The Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet with Kathy Montgomery Gelb performs a wide repertoire of jazz compositions from the early Jazz era, Swing, Bebop to Modern Jazz.  To set the mood to take everyone toward Valentine’s Day the evening will include many love songs from the Great American Songbook. The Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet made its first CD “Breakaway�, in 2008 with all original compositions by Gregg Gelb.  The quartet features outstanding young players Thomas Linger and Charlton Provatas from UNC Greensboro and Gelb’s son, drummer Chris, who graduated from UNCG in 2012 and is now performing and living in New York City. A concert series presented by Cameron

TALLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2/15, 5pm: The Tallis Chamber Orchestra will begin their 10 season with a concert at First Presbyterian Church, February 15, 5:00pm.  The program will feature a concert of short pieces.  Composers include Bloch, Bach, Whitacre, Hovhaness, Holst, Chararri, Tallis and more. This free concert is part of the Music At First Series. Donations accepted. Philip Singleton 910-620-7207 for more information. First Presbyterian Church, 125 South Third Street


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ZEPHYROS WIND ENSEMBLE Chamber Music Wilmington is pleased to present Zéphyros Winds on Sunday, February 22nd, 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Servant (4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington). Now in its 19th season, Zéphyros Winds is one of America’s distinguished chamber ensembles. Bringing together five of the finest wind virtuosos of their generation, Zéphyros Winds made its New York concerto debut opening the 2004 Mostly Mozart Festival and has appeared at the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including The Library of Congress, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Baryshnikov Art Center in New York City. In 2010, Zéphyros performed in Beijing at the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ May Festival. Price: $12 - $30 www.chambermusicwilmington.org, or at the door.

dance OVER 50’S VALENTINE DAY DANCE 2/10, 7:30pm: Music my DJ Buddy. Bring finger food or 2-liter drink. All ages welcome. New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd. ILM SINGLES VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE 2/13, 6:30pm: Live music by Colours Band. Snacks and drinks furnished All ages welcome. No jeans. Admission: $12 for members, $15 for non-members. American Legion, 702 Pine Grove Rd. AZALEA COAST USA DANCE 2/14, 6:45pm: Join us Saturday February 14th for an evening of social ballroom dance and a basic group dance lesson at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Basic level group lesson in Rumba given by Sally Deo from 6:45 to 7:30PM. No partner necessary for the lesson. Open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom smooth and latin music from 7:30-10pm. Admission $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. Contact 910-799-1694 or e-mailusadance@csandes. com. New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd. WORKS IN PROGRESS Works-in-Progress Showcase: Sun. 2/15, 2-3pm. Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. The Dance Cooperative, in association with Cameron Art Museum, provides informal showings to afford working artists a place to present works in progress to be reviewed and critiqued in a nurturing environment. The events are open to working choreographers, dancers, and the general public who are working on movement and wishes to have others provide feedback on the work as well as anyone who wants to witness the creative process through its many stages and provide assistance in that process. If you are interested in presenting work, please e-mail the Dance Cooperative at dancecooperative@gmail.com no later than the Monday preceding the showcase. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street BLUE13: FIRE AND POWDER 2/19, 7pm: With their modern, colorful energy and theatrical performances, Blue13 has been established as one of the world’s most innovative and unique dance troupes. Known for signature urban and Bollywood dance styles, Blue13’s Fire & Powder is an imaginative adaptation of Romeo and Juliet bound to delight lovers of hip-hop, Bollywood and Shakespeare. Featuring a live drum line and energetic Indian soundtrack, this show fuses Bollywood with

Hollywood, remaining true to Indian heritage while maintaining a modern edge. Admission: $5-$25. Kenan Auditorium (UNC Wilmington), 601 S. College Road ELKS CLUB DANCE SOCIAL 2/20, 7:30pm: Come dance with us at the Elks Club. DJ and Singer Tony LaFalce has more than 4,000 songs and will glady play your requests for all kinds of music: Ballroom, Latin, Shag, Nightclug, Country, and Line Dancing. More info call Tim Gugan 371-5368. Admission: S17.00 member couples, $20.00 guest couples. 5102 Oleander Dr. IRISH STEP DANCE Traditional Irish Step Dancing Beginners to Championship level ages 5-adult! Mondays nights. The studio is located at 1211 South 44th St. www.walshkelleyschool.com. BABS MCDANCE STUDIO Wilmington’s premier social dance studio featuring group and private lessons in shag, swing, hip-hop, Latin, foxtrot, cha-cha, belly dancing, ballroom, Zumba, and more - weekly with various pricing. For more info on prices and weekly social events, visit www.babsmcdance.com or call 395-5090. 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:309:30pm.Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711. TANGO WILMINGTON Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 8-9:45pm. $5, includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30.

art/exhibits UNDER THE SEA MOSAIC EXHIBIT 2/5, 6:30pm: February’s gallery exhibit is “Under the Sea Mosaics” by Joan George. The exhibit will be available through February. Opening reception 6:30-8:30pm • Mosaic Demo: 2/14, noon: Joan George will demonstrate how to make mosaics that are easy to do with things you have. Join us in our upstairs gallery to enjoy Joan’s creative process and free refreshments. Artful Living Group. 112 Cape Fear Blvd. BENEATH THE SURFACE Leslie Pearson is an artist from Fayetteville where she creates her encaustics investigating memory, identity, and the transformative value of communication. She uses narrative therapy, such as letter writing, journaling, and story telling as a starting point to visually express both lived and imagined experiences. The Big Picture Gallery at Messiah Lutheran Church, 3302 S. College Rd. Hangs through February. SALT STUDIO: YEAR 1 The Gallery at SALT Studio is proud to present Kelly Starbuck’s solo photography exhibition, “SALT Studio: Year 1.” This event and exhibition will be a celebration of SALT Studio Photography’s first year as a photo studio and Wilmington’s only fine art gallery dedicated solely to photography. The exhibition will feature works that Kelly Starbuck has photographed during

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the inaugural year as SALT Studio Photography. Includes photography from editorial, commercial and private client assignments in 2014. Also on view will be a select group of fine art photographs available for purchase. Limited edition run of fine art photographic prints by Kelly Starbuck will be given away as a “thank you” to clients and champions of SALT Studio Photography who helped make the first year a successful one. 805 N 4th Street ANN LINDBERG: IN THE PINES This exhibit of paintings and mixed media drawings based on map imagery of the longleaf pine ecosystem is generously supposrted by a Charles L. Cahill Research Award. CAB Art Gal-


like Ann Parks McCray, Sally Sutton, Janet Triplett, and Priscilla Whitlock. Snowy landscapes that evoke brisk Winter days are showcased in this exhibit. Wintersongs will remain on display through 2/21. 201 Princess St. NOW AND THEN The show hangs through Feb. 21, alongside other work from ACME artists. Allan Nance will be showing his recent NOW works along with his well know Then works. Studios in ACME will be open and you will be welcome to com and enjoy an evening of art, music and fun. ACME, 711 N 5th Ave. PORT CITY POTTERY AND FINE CRAFTS Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts featuring BJ Berlo, Fiber Artist & Sara Westermark, Jeweler thru Feb. 24th. Refreshments served. Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, 307 North Front St. The Cotton Exchange.

The Collage Artists of Wilmington, Gracious Plenty, will present their spring art show at Caprice Bistro (10 Market St.) from March through April 26. The opening reception will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 8. Atrists who wish to participate should create work to celebrate food. The show will be juried and all mediums of collage are welcome. Artists can only submit one piece of artwork, original in concept, execution and composition. Contact cawart2015@gmail.com for more information. lery Cultural Arts Building UNCW, 601 South College Rd. NEW ELEMENTS GALLERY Wintersongs features new work from painters

art for all Fri., 2/20, 3- 9pm; Sat., 2/21, 11am7pm. Come enjoy downtown’s cuttingedge art show! Art for All is a BAC community event that provides an outlet for local and regional fine artists to share their talents and sell incredible artwork to the public at exceptional prices--all pieces $25 to $250. Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews, 516 North 4th Street

GRACIOUS PLENTY Collage Artists of Wilmington, Gracious Plenty, presents A Spring Art Show. Caprice Bistro, 10 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401. Opening 3/8, 5-7pm, with exhibition open during restaurant hours through 4/26. Artists are asked to create artworks that celebrate food,

in all its forms, nuancess and meanings. This year’s CAW show will be juried. Eligible Work: The exhibition is open to all artists, who work in the medium of collage. Due to space limitations, an artist may submit only one (1) piece of artwork for consideration. All work must be original in concept, execution, and composition. Dimensions should be no more than four (4) sq. ft. inclusive of frame. CAW reserves the right to refuse entry of any work. Submission – Artwork is to be digitally submitted (without frame, mat, etc.) in JPEG format to cawart2015@gmail.com by 2/2/2015. Entry Fee: A non-refundable entry fee of $20.00 (no cash), made payable to Ruth Brune, along with the entry form (available with the complete prospectus at cawart2015@gmail. com), also is due by 2/2/2105. Mail check and Entry Form to: Ruth Brune, 3909 W. Durant Ct., Wilmington. Artists will be notified of acceptance by 2/14. LIFE IS BUT A DREAM Abstract, figurative and collage works by Elizabeth Darrow—a 1967 graduate of Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) where she majored in painting. She has been working in oil and collage throughout her career, usually in the manner of Abstract Expressionism. In the past few years she has had shows to benefit Wilmington’s Hospitality House, Airlie Gardens’ Butterfly House, The New Hanover Humane Society, and Canines for Service. Her work is in numerous private collections around the country, as well as being part of the permanent collection of The Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, The Cumberland County (NC) Public Library, and in the collections of Duke University Medical Center, R.J. Reynolds, Lowes, Wells Fargo Bank, BB&T, SAS, Sara Lee, Inc., and Nations Bank. MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 North Front Street ARTFUEL VOL. 39 Artfuel is pleased to host local art work from Sharon Lafond, Liz Sullivan, Ann Garrett and Vicki O. Live music will be performed by Morris Cardenas, and food and drink will be provided. Support our local artists. Artfuel Inc., 2165 Wrightsville Ave. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT “Fourth Friday Gallery Night” is now coordinated by The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, feat. 16 local art galleries and studios that will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture, from 6-9pm, every fourth Friday of the month through 2014. Rhonda Bellamy at 910-3430998, 221 N. Front St. Suite 101. artscouncilofwilmington.org

museums CAPE FEAR MUSEUM Exhibits: Make It Work, through 9/13/15: Encourages visitors to explore the six types of universal simple machines to learn how they make work easier. Lift levers, work with wedges, and encounter other maritime-related hands-on activities. View historic objects and images from the museum’s collection related to Wilmington’s boat and ship building history and make connections to simple machines. Sponsored by Landfall Foundation. • Fort Fisher: 150 Years, through 7/13/15: Includes hundreds of artifacts that document the history of Fort Fisher and its changing role in the community. View a selection of objects and images that shed light on the past 150 years. Examine artifacts from when Fort Fisher was a battle site. See some

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of the different the ways the site has been used since 1865. • World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective: In time for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing and the Normandy campaign, Cape Fear Museum will be exhibiting one of the region’s most powerful collections of World War II artifacts. • Cape Fear Stories presents artifacts, images, models, and 3D settings to explore people’s lives in the Lower Cape Fear from Native American times through the end of the 20th century. • Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, Williston Auditorium, giant ground sloth, Maritime Pavilion and more! 910-7984370. Hours: Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. $5-$8. Free for museum members and children under 3. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sun. ea. month. 814 Market St. capefearmuseum MISSILES AND MORE MUSEUM Topsail Island’s Missiles and More Museum features the rich history and artifacts of this area from prehistoric to present time. Exhibits: Operation Bumblebee, missile project that operated on Topsail Island shortly after World War II; Camp Davis, an important antiaircraft training center during WWII located near Topsail Island; WASPS, group of young, daring women who were the first female pilots trained to fly American military aircraft during WWII; Pirates of the Carolinas, depicting the history and “colorful” stories of 10 pirates in the Carolinas including the infamous Blackbeard; Shell Exhibits, and intricate seashells from all over the world as well as Topsail; and more! 720 Channel Blvd. in Topsail Beach. Mon-Fri, 2-5pm; after Memorial Day through Sat, 2-5pm. 910-328-8663 or 910328-2488. topsailmissilesmuseum.org. CF SERPENTARIUM World’s most fascinating and dangerous reptiles in beautiful natural habitats. See “Bubble Boy” a 12-foot saltwater crocodile, and “Sheena”, a gigantic Reticulated Python big enough to swallow a human being whole! There are dozens of other incredible live specimens, from huge anacondas to deadly bushmasters from the Amazonian jungle. King Cobras 15 ft long erect their hoods and amaze you. Black Mambas, Spitting Cobras, Gaboon Vipers, Puff Adders, Ferde-lances and more! Over 100 species, some so rare they are not exhibited anywhere else. New Christmas exhibit features “Chomp” a gigantic alligator snapping turtle with a head the size of a basketball. Also brand new is the Inland Taipan from Australia, the snake having the world’s deadliest venom. Winter schedule is Wed-Sun, 11 am - 5 pm (until 6 pm on Saturday). Address: 20 Orange St., across from the Historic Downtown River Walk, intersecting Front and Water Street. (910)762-1669. www. capefearserpentarium.com WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. wbmuseum.com. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for 125 years. Interests and activities for all ages, including historical exhibits,

full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively • CAM Café hrs: Tues-Sat, 11am-3pm; Sun, Children’s Hall, and spectacular model layouts. 10am-3pm; Thurs. dinner. 910-395-5999. www. House in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, cameronartmuseum.org facilities are fully accessible and on one level. BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE By reservation, discounted group tours, ca18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum boose birthday parties, and after-hours meetin the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is ings or mixers. Story Time on 1st/3rd Mondays the oldest museum house in NC, restored with at 10:30am, only $4 per family and access to 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Coentire Museum. Admission only $8.50 adult, lonial life is experienced through historical inter$7.50 senior/military, $4.50 child age 2-12, and pretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd free under age 2. North end of downtown, 505 and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, Nutt St. 910-763-2634, www.wrrm.org. 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570. burgwinLATIMER HOUSE wrighthouse.com. Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the CHILDREN’S MUSEUM restored home features period furnishings, artMon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go work and family portraits. Tours offered MonGreen Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Kids Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Sciare Wed and Sat. at 10am. $4-$12. The Latimer ence, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and House of the Lower Cape Fear Historical SociMini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; ety is not handicapped accessible 126 S. Third and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., TodSt. 762-0492. www.latimerhouse.org dler Time, 10am; and Adventures in Art, 3:30pm CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM World’s most fascinating and dangerous reptiles in beautiful natural habitats, feat. a 12-foot saltwater crocodile, “Bubble Boy.” and “Sheena”, a 23ft long Reticulated Python that can swallow a human being whole! Giant Anaconda weighs 300 lbs, w/15 ft long King Cobras hood up and amaze you. See the Black Mamba, Spitting Cobras, Inland Taipans, Gaboon Vipers, Puff Adders, and more! Over 100 species, some so rare they are not exhibited anywhere else. One of the most famous reptile collections on earth. Open everyday in summer, 11am-5pm (Sat. till 6 pm); winter schedule, Wed-Sun. 20 Orange St, across from the Historic Downtown Riverwalk, intersecting Front and Water Street. (910) 762-1669 or www.capefearserpentarium.com.

BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itf ocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action.910-251-3700. www. bellamymansion.org. 503 Market St. CAMERON ART MUSEUM Exhibits: State of the Art/Art of the State opens 9/20—curated by Peter Eleey, MoMA P.S 1, NY; Laura Hoptman, Dept. of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, NY; and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and director, Aspen Art Museum. The exhibit is a representation of living artists’ self-selected artwork from across the state of North Carolina. Hangs through 2/12/15. • Matter of Reverence: 11/15: For over forty years, Hiroshi Sueyoshi (Japanese, b. 1946) has worked in the medium of clay. This exhibition explores the evolution of his art and philosophy as well as his major influences including Isamu Noguchi, Peter Voulkos and Ruth Duckworth. Featuring work from CAM’s permanent collection as well as loans from private and public collections including the Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC and the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC. Free for members. • Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues-Sun,10am-5pm; Thurs: 10am-9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12.

• Drop off gently used books at our museum to be used for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book collection locations to help promote literacy, find a good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits. www.playwilmington.org 116 Orange St. 910-254-3534

sports/recreation NC’S RETURNING MIGRANT BIRDS 2/7, 9:15am: Join Wild Bird & Garden and Coastal Plain Conservation Group for a program on our region’s returning migrant birds. Learn about the significant treks that many bird species undergo during their return trip to our state, and what challenges they face along the way. Find out how you can help CPCG collect important information on these returning birds. This program is free, and all are welcome! Temptations Everyday Gourmet, 3501 Oleander Dr #13 teach TENNIS to LARGE GROUPS 2/20, 1:30pm: Learn how to teach tennis to large groups. Free for Teachers, PE Teachers, After-school coaches or volunteer coaches for after-school middle school programs. Teachers earn credit hours for attending. J.T. Hoggard High School, 4305 Shipyard Blvd

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL 2/8, 2pm: This month the Library honors outstanding African American film directors. Ossie Davis directs and Redd Foxx and Cleavon Little star in this 1970 comedy about two hardened cops who take on a corrupt minister. The program is free but for adults only, please, because of mature themes. BYOP (Bring Your Own Pop and Popcorn). The Library’s movie license permits the use of the movie title only on our own website, so click here http://ow.ly/FCQzd for more information. Carla Sarratt, csarratt@nhcgov.com, 910-798-6341. Main Library, NHC, 201 Chestnut Street SECOND SUNDAY MATINEE 2/8, 2pm: Adults are invited to leave the kids home, bring their own snacks, and enjoy a free movie at the Library on the second Sunday afternoon of each month. February’s film is a romance, of course. Check the online calendar at www.nhclibrary.org. for film titles, or call the Reference Desk at 910-798-6371. Contact Teresa Bishop, tbishop@nhcgov.com / 910-7986371. NHC Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. REAL TEAL FILM FEST 2/13, 7pm: UNCW’s Flicker Film Society is proud to host the 9th annual Reel Teal Film Festival, with two blocks of films from 7-8:30pm and 9:30-11:30pm at UNCW’s Lumina Theater. Reel Teal Film Festival is UNCW’s only film festival run completely by students in conjunction with Flicker Film Society, UNCW’s premier student film production club. Reel Teal brings to the screen local, national, and international films of all genres and styles. Awards are given to Best Animation, Best Narrative, and Best Music Video and cash prizes are given out to select films, including two audience choice awards chosen the day of. 28 different films spanning six genres and separated into two hour and a half blocks with the awards show at the end! Free and open to everyone. Tickets can be obtained at Sharky’s Box Office the day of the event, one hour prior to the event at 6pm. The first block of films starts in the UNCW Fisher Student Center’s Lumina Theater on 2/13, 7-8:30pm. Short break will be held with refreshments and a filmmaker’s lounge in the Clocktower Lounge on the second floor of the UNCW Fisher Student Center. At 9:30pm, another block of films will be screened in Lumina Theater until 11:30pm. UNCW, Lumina Theater, 601 S. College Road IOLANTA/BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE 2/14, 1pm; 2/18, 6:30pm: Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta)followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Bluebeards Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diaboliclal Bluebeard. Mayfaire Theatre, 900 Towne Center FILM OF THE MONTH February’s Film of the Month, Main Library, is a nod to the Oscars. A gritty 2008 film about a three-man bomb disposal squad in the Iraq War was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture and Best Direc-

tor. Free for adults only; BYOP (Bring Your Own Pop and Popcorn). The audience will also select their own winners from among this year’s Oscar nominees. Justine Roach, jroach@nhcgov.com. 910-798-6306.

kids’ stuff RAP CLUB 2/10, 3:30pm: Choose the beat! Write the lyrics! Record the song for NHC Library’s forthcoming Rap Club album! Why? Because it’s fun, and because research proves that playing with rhyme boosts reading skills. For kids ages 8 and up. Must Preregister using the online calendar at www.nhclibrary.org, or by calling 910-798-6393, or by emailing Mr. Scooter at shayes@nhcgov.com. Main Library, NHC, 201 Chestnut St. HUGS AND FISHES VALENTINE’S LOCK-IN 2/13-14: Need a romantic evening? Not sure what to do with the kids? The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher invites children, ages 5 to 12, to a Valentine’s sleepover with games, crafts and animal programs. Dinner, snacks and breakfast provided. Admission charge; prepaid reservations required. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Rd., Kure Beach. 910-4588257;http://reservations.ncaquariums.com/ fortfisher/Info.aspx?EventID=31#sthash.zyz1fhN8.dpuf. Admission: Cost applies VALENTINE’S AT HALYBURTON Hike Halyburton Park— Animal Sweethearts. Sat 2/14 9:30 am-10:30 am Cost: $1. All ages. Join us as we discover the many animal sweethearts of the woods as we hike the trails of the park. Discover the many antics critters do to attract each other in an ever challenging world. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. • Valentines in the Woods (ages 6-11), Sat 2/14 1:30-3:00 pm Cost: $3. Changes in seasons bring about changes in animal behavior of the forest. Nature’s sweethearts find each other in pursuit of love. Join a naturalist on a hike as we trek through the forest looking for signs of nature’s love birds. Then show off your artistic skills by building a nature’s valentines craft. Call 341.0075 to register. 4099 S. 17th St. Pre-reg. required for all programs. Publish your own book Publish Your Own Book—Children’s Workshop with artist and author, Cammeron Batanides. Sat., 2/21, 10am-1pm. Muddy Muse, 616-B Castle Street, Wilmington. Suggested donation $5/per child. Enjoy reading Cammeron Batanides’ book, Meet Panda, about a dog creating quite a bit of Panda-monium around the world. A loving and curious pit bull with pink lips and a perfect brindle spot on her rear, Panda loves to learn and teach life lessons about acceptance, patience and love. After learning about Panda, publish your own book using all of your imagination. Brainstorm, create, write and illustrate a book of your very own to take home! www.meetpanda.net. YOUTH BASKETBALL Junior Mighty Pints for boys and girls, ages 4-5 years old. $20. Reg. period through Feb. 12. Evaluation date: 2/17. Season runs Feb-Apr. • Mighty Pints for boys and girls ages 6-8 years old. $30. Evaluation date: Feb. 16. Season runs Feb.-Apr. Martin Luther King Community Ctr, 401 S. 8th St. THEATRE NOW Children’s Theater Super Saturday Fun Time. Kid’s live adventure and variety show. Saturdays. Doors open att 3pm. $8/$1 off with Kid’s

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RISK MANAGEMENT TIPS 2/6, 9am: Lawyers Mutual presents Put Into Practice: Risk Management Tips for Your Firm Registration & light continental breakfast, 8:30am-9am. Program: 9am-12:30pm. Free for Lawyers Mutual Insureds and their Paralegals/Staff; $150 non-insured attorneys; $35 for non-insured paralegals/staff. Find out what you need to know and get some practical tips for staying out of hot water with State Bar; discussions on designating an “assisting attorney,” recognizing the signs of depresLooking to awaken a deeper interest in the world’s sion and other mental illnesses, practice number one selling book? Well Bible Talks will be management tips for a smooth transition in the event of an emergency and the use of hosted at the Hampstead Library (75 Library Dr.) forms and checklists as effective risk manon Monday Feb. 8 and the 15 at 4 p.m. Folks will agement; risk management advice from a panel of defense attorneys who have learn how Jesus Christ lived and taught. The idea handled hundreds of malpractice cases; of the classes is to encourage and strengthen faith and more. Refunds for non-insured regisin Christianity. The classes will be conducted by trants will be issued via check for written cancellations received by Lawyers Mutual Jane Arnold and Jennifer Grady; no offerings will at riskmgt@lawyersmutualnc.com. 10 or be taken. Free and open to the public. more business days prior to the date of the seminar. No refunds issued after this deadline. Manuscripts We will not provide a full manmeetup.com/Healing-Arts-Wilmington-Healinguscript at the seminar. www.lawyersmutualnc. Community/events/219379551 com. Holiday Inn Resort, 1706 N. Lumina Ave.


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es at UNCW will give a presentation on Anna McNeil Whistler, the mother of James McNeil Whistler artist of the famous “Whistler’s Mother” on Sunday, February 8 a pm at the Latimer House at 126 South Third Street. Mrs. Whistler lived a very interesting life that included living in Czarist Russia and also running the blockade at Charleston during the Civil War. After the presentation there will be an English afternoon tea, with some traditional Victorian treats. Please make your reservation by calling The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at 910-762-0492. Cost is $25 and the proceeds from this event helps fund future educational programs as well as provide upkeep for the Latimer House. 126 S. 3rd Street GREATER ILM DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2/8, 5pm: Greater Wilmington District Conference: Theme: “We Are Better Together.” Hosts Superintendent Ronald Roland and District Missionary Sarah Rogers. Feb. 8 will be ‘Sounds of Praise’ musical. Speaking at 7 p.m. Feb. 10-13: Wayne Johnson of St. Stephens AME Church, Feb. 10; Elder Lorenzo Edge of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ (youth night), Feb. 11; Elder Tyrone Pickett of the BOLD Church of God in Christ, Feb. 12; and Bishop-Elect Joseph Garnett of Freedoms Way Ministries, Feb. 13. Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 1119 S. Fourth St. BIBLE TALKS 2/8, 15, 4pm: The purpose of these talks is to awaken a deeper interest in the bible, in the truth that Jesus Christ lived and taught, to bring the faith of Jesus to those that do not have it, and to strengthen the faith of those that do. No collections or offerings are taken. Conducted by Jane Arnold & Jenni-

fer Grady. If further info is desired, please call 803-360-9048. These talks are not library sponsored. Hampstead Library, 75 Library Drive. RANDALL KENAN AUTHOR 2/9, 7pm: Prologue: “The Fire This Time” by Randall Kenan. Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of the most distinguished African American authors of today, Randall Kenan, to discuss his most recent achievement, a collection of his essays, which includes a tribute to legend James Baldwin. Kenan is the author of several acclaimed books including A Visitation of Spirits, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, and Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. Kenan has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Sherwood Anderson Award, the John Dos Passos Prize and many other honors. MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 North Front Street INSPIRED: AWARD-WINNING PICTURE BOOK Celebrate picture book art at this special story time at Northeast Library. After we read some Caldecott Medal winners, children will create their own masterpieces. The Caldecott Medal is awarded yearly to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children, and the 2015 medalist will be announced on February 2. This free event is open to children ages 3 to 10, and preregistration on the calendar at www.nhclibrary.org is requested. NHC Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. PROGRESSIVE BOOK CLUB 2/10, 6:30pm: Newest club at Old Books on Front St., starting with “Don’t Think of an Elephant.” 249 N. Front St.

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classes/workshops OCEAN SEMINAR 2/10, 6:30pm: UNCW Center for Marine Science presents Climate Whiplash: What happens after global warming? with Dr. Curt Stager. UNCW Center for Marine Science Auditorium, Marvin Moss Ln MEMORY LOSS 2/11, 3pm: What are the differences between the normal memory loss that comes with aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other forms of dementia? Peggy Best and Charlotte Rosenberg of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Eastern North Carolina Chapter will provide an overview and explain what types of support the Alzheimer’s Association offers. Consumer Health Librarian Mary Ellen Nolan, mnolan@nhcgov.com / 910798-6307. NHC Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. GROWING OYSTERS/RESTORING COAST 2/11, 7pm: Jay Styron, owner of Carolina Mariculture Company, will share stories and tips on growing oysters through his small, family owned oyster farm located on Cedar Island. Ted Wilgis, an oyster biologist, will provide some background on the history of the oyster in North Carolina, why oysters keep our estuaries healthy, and how we can all help to restore our oyster reefs. Jay and Ted will also provide a handson lesson in opening (and tasting!) of our local native oyster. Join the discussion as experts bring life to coastal topics such as oyster farming, sea level rise, gardening with native plants, and pressing issues such as Titan Cement and the hardening of our coast. All presentations take place at the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach, 7-8:30pm. Speakers Series is free to members with a suggested $10 donation for non-mem-


HEALING CIRCLE 2/19, 5:45pm: Healing Circle for Animals. Enjoy a brief discussion about Energy & Holistic Healing benefits for pets. Christine will then lead a guided meditation and send distant healing for your beloved pets. You will have a chance to share your healing intention for your pet. Please bring a current photo of your pet. Do not bring your pet unless you pre-arrange with Christine. Love donation donated to local animal rescue. Admission: Love donation - $10 Suggested. Eastern Therapeutic Center, 3333 Wrightsville Ave, Suite M QENO: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY 2/4, 9am: Exciting and useful learning series that will cover the budgeting process and the use of financial reports & dashboards. This class will be taught by Andy Atkinson and Natasha Davis. Together they have over 45 years of experience in nonprofit financial management. There are no refunds after the registration deadline of 2/02/2015. If the class is canceled by UNCW due to low enrollment, inclement weather, etc., a full refund will be issued. • 2/6, 8am; 2/11, 9am; 2/18, 9am: Leading Together is a follow up to the Successful Board Chair Workshop for your organization’s board chair and executive director/CEO to attend together as a team. This session will help each team to create a plan for leading the nonprofit organization together. In this workshop, we will discuss how to understand and recognize different communication preferences and personality traits of the team. We will also help teams create a communication plan that helps to solidify successful communication going forward between the board chair and executive director as well as among the staff and board of directors. Finally, each team will create SMART goals for the year and determine action plans for those goals. UNCW Madeline Suite, 5151 Suite Service Lp.

Looking to lose some pounds and increase activity and energy? Then Get Up, Get Healthy, hosted at the New Hanover County Northeast Library can be of help. The free six-week management course will help folks plan and learn strategies for changing eating habits, getting exercise and increasing general healthy habits. Angelia Clinton of the New Hanover County Health Department, will lead the weekly meetings and monitor the progress. mnolan@@nhc.gov or 910-798-6307. bers. Free for federation members and a suggested $10 donation for nonmembers. Fred and Alice Stanback Education Center, 309 W. Salisbury St. INSPIRED BY ART Inspired by Art, Wed. 2/11, 7:00 pm. CAM Members and UNCW Students with Valid ID: Free, Museum admission for all others. Creative writing students under the direction of Professor Michael White, Department of Creative Writing UNC Wilmington, offer original poems inspired by the art work currently on view in CAM’s exhibitions Hiroshi Sueyoshi Matter of Reverence (on view through April 12, 2015) and State of the Art / Art of the State (on view through February 12, 2015). Admission: Admission may apply to nonmembers. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides healthcare and comfort to people with advanced illnesses; support and counseling to families; and education to the community in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties. For more information, visit www.lcfh.org or facebook.com/lcfhospice. Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center, 1414 Physicians Drive SMOKEY EYE GLAMINAR 2/10, 6pm: Grab your girlfriends, and join us for a night of glamour and pampering with Mary Kay! Learn how to create the perfect smokey eye look for Valentine’s Day in just a few simple steps! Free class, plus makeup/supplies are provided for you! Seats are limited -- the first 25 to RSVP will receive a free swag bag with giveaways from local vendors, so call 910.399.1821 to reserve your spot! The Loft on Front, 27 N. Front Street Suite #200. OPEN HEARTS 2/14, 2pm: Give yourself a treat for Valentine’s Day and join Lexi Paulos for a 2 hour class focused on opening the heart space! Learn proper technique and alignment to safely flow through a variety of backbends ranging from basic to advanced. All levels welcome! Afterwards show your tastebuds some love too with a delicious dark chocolate treat! Longwave Yoga, 203 Racine Drive #200 PENDER COUNTY TRAINING SCHOOL 2/14, 9am: Missionary Baptist Association, 1825 N.C. 53, Burgaw. The guest speaker will be Ambassaor Mattie Sharpless. For more information, call 910-675-8528. The Middle District Missionary Baptist Association, 1825 N.C. 53 West, Burgaw.

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GET UP, GET HEALTHY 2/5, 2pm: Are you ready to get moving and lose some pounds? This free six-week weight management program will help you learn strategies for changing your eating and exercise habits, so the pounds will stay off! Angelia Clinton of New Hanover County’s Health Department will lead the weekly meetings, where you can monitor your progress, get motivated to make longlasting lifestyle changes, and win door prizes. Each participant will receive a journal and workbook. No registration is needed. Contact Consumer Health Librarian Mary Ellen Nolan, mnolan@ nhcgov.com / 910-798-6307. NHC Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd.

CREATING A VISION BOARD 2/9, 1pm: Realizing the future: Creating a vision board, from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center, 1414 Physicians Drive in Wilmington. A vision board is a way to visually represent things participants want to achieve for the future. This is a helpful way to lay out dreams and goals. The vision board will then become the basis for words in a 2015 journal. Participants will learn how to create their own personal journals using art materials supplied by facilitator Lorraine Perry, Lower Cape Fear Hospice bereavement counselor. Registration is mandatory. For more information, call 796-7991. When leaving a message, please leave your name, phone number, and indicate the specific program you wish to attend. Sessions are free. Donations are appreciated. Additional groups will form throughout the year.

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CAPE FEAR COTILLION Sessions include lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with lessons in valuable etiquette and social skills needed for all occasions. Skills learned will last a lifetime. The session ends with a party where students will have the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned! Cape Fear Cotillion Part 1 begins Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Cape Fear Cotillion Part 2 begins Tuesday, February 17, 2015. You do not need to take Part 1 to attend Part 2. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Wrightsville Beach Town Hall. Pre-Cotillion (ages 3-) 4-4:45pm.. Cotillion (ages 8-12) 5-6:15pm. Pre-reg. is rqd. Call the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Office at 256-7925, visit our website www.townofwrightsvillebeach. com, or email parksandrecreation@towb. org. 1 Bob Sawyer Dr. PARENT AND CHILD YOGA Through 2/22, 3pm: Parent & Child Yoga. Improve overall health, reduce anxiety, enhance brain function, build attention span, deepen impulse control, strengthen bond betwen parent & child. 8 week workshop - $100 (approx. $12/class Certified Yoga Instructor: Wortley Whitehead. Exceptional Educators, LLC, 5022-C Wrightsville Avenue

es taught at the Community Center on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm by Suzi McLean. Suzi is a registered nurse with over 35 years experience in a variety of Healthcare settings and a lifelong passion for combining fitness with fun.suzimclean169@gmail.com to reserve your hoop; $5/person/class. Kure Beach Community Center, 118 N. 3rd Ave ZUMBA W/LYNN MOLINA Mon/Wed/Fri, 6:30pm; Sat, 10:30am: Join Licensed Zumba® Instructor, Lynn Molina! Bring water and a smile and shake it with us!! $5 Drop in rate. Danceworks, 4209 Oleander Drive


For a casual Monday meetup, moms and babies can head over to the New Hanover County main library (201 Chestnut St.) to meet with other moms and compare notes on childrearing, breastfeeding, developing early literacy skills and more. Julia Histed will be leading the discussion with saftey tips about home and car. For more information, contact Susan DeMarco at 910-7986353 for more information.

FROM PAGE TO PUBLICATION 2/22-3/22, Sun. 2-4:30pm. (5-week class). This workshop teaches participants how to pursue publication in a variety of arenas, from local magazines, self-created blogs, to national literary and popular magazines. Learn the pros and cons of contests, and then practice and prepare one written work by first fine tuning a chosen piece, preparing for submission, and then gaining the confidence to send your work out into the world. Take the plunge. Instructor: Margo Williams. Admission: Call for fees. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS Beginning 2/24-3/31, Tues. 9am-noon. Learning to draw what you see is the first step towards creating a successful painting. “Drawing Fundamentals” focuses on measuring, finding shapes and values, creating depth and rendering textures. Instructor: Todd Carignan. Admission: Call for fees. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street HULA HOOP DANCE CLASS Learn to hoop with rockin music and a guaranteed danceable groove—if you love to dance, then you’ll love hoop dance! (Added bonus: an hour hooping can burn up to 600 calories!) No experience needed and hoops provided. Class-

ART CLASSES Art Classes with Lois DeWitt, professional art instructor. Water color, basic drawing, drawing with colored pencils, finding your inner artist, and oil pastels. Small classes, individual guidance. 6905 Southern Exposure. 910-547-8115. TAVERYNAY’S APPRAISAL CLINIC Independent appraiser Mark Burns will be appraising jewelry 2/18-20. we’ll not only clean your jewelry and make it shine, we’ll let you know it’s value. 910-799-8041. Fee based on time involved to appraise item(s). Tavernays Jewelers, 4412 Wrightsville Ave

clubs/notices MEETUPS FOR TEENS Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host free MeetUps for Teens from 5-6:30 p.m. Wed, Feb. 4 and March 4, at Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center, 1414 Physicians Dr. Teens may attend one, two or all three workshops. Pizza will be served. Meet other young people who have experienced the death of someone special. A permission form must be signed by a parent or guardian. Pre-reg. mandatory. 910-796-7991.

When leaving a message, please leave your name, phone number and indicate the specific program you wish to attend. www.lcfh.org or facebook.com/lcfhospice OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS OA is a 12-Step organization for anyone suffering from compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia, or any food/eating-related issue. We have helped thousands of people stop their self-destructive habits and start living healthy, rewarding lives. We have no dues, fees, or religious affiliations. Come and see how we can help you! Call 919-406-9300, or visit us at www.triangleoa.org. Wednesdays at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Building B UNINTELLIGENT DESIGN 2/8, 6pm: Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear will meet for their Darwin Day Dinner and guest speaker on Sunday, February 8 @ 6 p.m. Dr. Abby Hafer will present “Unintelligent Design”, a political style argument in defense of evolution. Her presentation contains bulletproof science but is easy to understand and intelligently promotes science. Dr. Hafer’s PhD is in Zoology from Oxford University. RSVP: www.meetup.com/humanism-182. YMCA Bridge Ctr, 127-40 S. College Rd. MOM TO MOM 2/9, 1pm: Moms and babies are invited to casual Monday meet-ups. You can compare notes with each other and meet resource people who can answer your questions about breastfeeding, car seat safety, sign language for babies, and developing early literacy skills. Our special guest for February 9 is Julia Histed, who will share home and car seat safety tips. Susan DeMarco, sdemarco@ nhcgov.com/910-798-6353. Main Library, NHC, 201 Chestnut Street EQUITABLE GROWTH PROFILE 2/11, 8am: FOCUS, a regional planning initiative for the citizens of Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender county areas, will hold a public event for the release of the Equitable Growth Profile for the Cape Fear Region on Wed., 2/11, 8-11am. at Cape Fear Community College, North Campus at the McKeithan Center, BB&T Auditorium, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne. Registration and light breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. The presentation and discussion will begin at 8 a.m. Equitable Growth for the Cape Fear Region document was developed by PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE). The document was completed to help FOCUS, advocacy groups, elected officials, planners, business leaders, and others who are working to continue to put all residents on


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WILMINGTON NEWCOMERS CLUB 2/12, 9:30am: The ladies of Wilmington Newcomers Club will meet Thursday, February 12. Social time begins at 9:30am, followed by our monthly meeting at 10:00am. This month’s guest speaker will be a clinical specialist from New Hanover Regional Medical Center presenting an overview of Women’s health issues and what we can to to stay healthy in 2015. In honor of Feb. “Go Red for Women” month, members and guest will be wearing Red. For meeting location, please visit our website: . Anyone new to New Hanover and Pender counties in the last four years is invited to join. 1518 Country Club Road LOWER CAPE FEAR HOSPICE Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free six-week grief program for those coping with the loss of a spouse from 2-4 p.m. Mondays, through 2/16. Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free six-week grief program for those coping with the loss of a parent. Meetings will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 14-Feb.18. Both take place at Dr. Robert M. Fales Hospice Pavilion, Conference Room, 1406 Physicians Dr. Discussions include the phases of grief and the grieving process, along with other areas of concern. Grief groups help emphasize that participants are not grieving alone and others understand and can support them on their grief journey. Registration is mandatory and closes once the series begins. 796-7991. Sessions are free. Donations are appreciated. Additional groups will form throughout the year. www.lcfh. org or facebook.com/lcfhospice. PORT CITY PLAYWRIGHTS Beginning 2/21, 11am, the Port City Playwrights’ Project will meet on alternate Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. Playwrights and screenplay writers at all levels of development are welcome. PCPP is currently planning Ages and Stages. This late March staged reading of members’ works will be followed by discussions with the audience. Saturday meetings is usually McAlister’s Deli, 740 South College Rd., with occasional sessions at a member’s home. For additional information, email Executive Director




the path toward reaching their full potential and secure a bright economic future in southeastern N.C. Equity is ensuring full inclusion of the entire region’s residents in the economic, social, and political life of the region, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, neighborhood of residence, or other characteristics is essential to realizing and sustaining regional prosperity. To RSVP for the event and for more information visit our website at www.FOCUSsenc.org. Cape Fear Community College, North Campus, McKeithan Ctr, 4500 Blue Clay Road


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alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a non-reactionary way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Markets often vary in character, but they generally offer both goods and services. Participants bring unneeded items, food, skills and talents such as entertainment or haircuts. A RRFM usually takes place in an open community space such as a public park or community commons. Located at Greenfield Lake, near the playground and skatepark. Usually under one of the picnic shelters. Monthly meetings; see FB page for updates. FOCUS ON YOU SUPPORT GROUP Aims to provide an emotionally safe space where women with cancer and their families can connect with others in the same situation. Women of Hope uses education to empower women through early detection and continuing support throughout their treatment. Survivorship Support Group is for female cancer patient who is in any stage of treatment. Caregiver Support Group is for anyone affected by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis. Meets 2nd/4th Thurs, 6:30-8pm. Friendly Community Baptist Church, 1730 US Hwy. 117, Burgaw. Penelope at penelope@womenofhopenc.org. THRIVE A Christ-Centered 12-Step Support group, helping people overcome “Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups.” Thrive meets every Monday evening at 7pm at Life Community Church (LCC) inside Independence Mall. Large group begins at 7pm and men’s and women’s small groups begin at 8pm The meetings are in the Extension, which is next to Sears and across from Branch-

es Bookstore. Contact information: Pastor Jim Snider 910-791-3859 or www.lifecc.com. 3500 Oleander Dr. DOCTOR WHO WEDNESDAYS Come in to watch Doctor Who episodes every Wednesday night. Come in Cosplay, be a dork, be a geek, nerd out, but most of all be a Whovian! Browncoat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace Street ALZHEIMER’S ASSOC. SUPPORT GROUP For family caregivers. It’s not appropriate for people with dementia to attend. The group meets the fourth Monday of every month, 2pm. Free. Details: 399-5905 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 North 16th Street AZALEA COAST EXECUTIVE NETWORK Meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm for networking, dinner at 6 at Henry’s, 2508 Independence Blvd. Wilmington. Female business women networking and professional development. Dinner is dutch $15; annual membership $24. 762-8562. Henry’s Restaurant Wilmington NC, 2508 Independence Blvd. OCD/ANXIETY DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP 7pm: Building B. Group meets the first and third Thursday of each month. Open to adults 18 and older. Family members welcome. The first Thursday of each month is an educational presentation by Dr.Savard. Third Thursday is member led. Free. Details: 763-8134. Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Building B CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets third Tues. each month, Sept thru June, 7pm at Cape Fear Community College, McCloud Bldg, room S002. www.capefearcameraclub.org

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CAPE FEAR KNITTERS Cape Fear Knitters, the Wilmington chapter of The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) meets the third Sat. ea. month, 10am-noon. Gerri: 3713556. Judy: 383-0374. CHADD Wilmington Area CHADD meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Building B. This free support group is open to a growing group of parents, grandparents and individuals affected by AD/ HD who understand what it takes to face its daily challenges. Free. Pine Valley United Methodist Church 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Building B. http://www.WilmingtonCHADD.org PSORIASIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 2nd Sat. of month at Port City Java in Harris Teeter on College and Wilshire, 5pm. Christopher: (910) 232-6744 or cvp@yahoo. com. Free; meet others with psoriasis and get educated on resources, program assistance. CAPE FEAR WEDDING ASSOCIATION Meet and greets the third Wed. ea. month. $25, members free. capefearweddingassociation. com YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NHC Meet the 1st and 3rd Tues. ea. month at the downtown public library, third floor, 6:30pm. Ages 18-35. WILMINGTON MS SELF HELP GROUP MEET Meets the 2nd Thurs. ea. month at 7pm in the New Hanover Rehabilitation Hospital, 1st floor conference room, behind the Betty Cameron Women’s Hospital on 17th Street. Open to all with Multiple Sclerosis, family and friends. Handicapped accessible parking and meet-

ing room. Affiliated with the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society. Burt Masters, (910) 383-1368. COUPON CLUB Wilmington Coupon Club meets monthly, second Monday, at 6pm Come exchange coupons and learn how to save money. www.wilmingtoncouponclub.com PFLAG PFLAG Meeting is first Mon/mo. at UNCW, in the Masonboro Island Room #2010, 7pm. HOLLYWOOD LOCATION TOURS Tour one of America’s largest living film sets; historic downtown Wilmington. This fun-filled 90 minute walking tour will lead gue sts to actual movie & TV locations. Tours will depart Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. afternoons at 2pm. Reservations are required, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students or military and children 6 or under are free. 910-794-7177, www.HollywoodNC.com. HENRIETTA III CRUISES An elegant, 3 tiered boat offering sight-seeing, lunch and dinner cruises, site seeing tours and a Sunset Dinner Cruise June-Aug. On the riverfront. April-Oct: Narrated sightseeing cruises 2:30pm 1-1/2 hours Tuesday-Sunday, Narrated lunch cruises 12:00 noon 1-1/2 hours TuesdaySaturday. May-Oct: Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, Tuesday & Thursday evening 2 hours 6:30 pm; Apr-Dec: Friday evening dinner cruises 2-1/2 hours 7:30 pm, Saturday evening dinner cruises 3 hours 6:30 pm. 343-1611. www. cfrboats.com THALIAN HALL TOURS In addition to a full schedule of performances, self-guided tours of the theater are offered

Mon-Fri, 12-6pm, Sat 2-6pm. Guided tours by appt. 343-3664. WILMINGTON TROLLEY Eight mile, 45 minute narrated tour aboard a nostalgic, motorized trolley. Downtown. 7634483. GHOST WALK 6:30pm & 8:30pm. Costumed guides lead visitors through alleyways with tales of haunted Wilmington. Nightly tours at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Admission charge. Meets at Water & Market streets. Reservations required: 910794-1866; www.hauntedwilmington.com TOURS OF WWII SITES Wilmington author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., now leads customized, personalized guided tours of World War II sites in Southeastern NC. 793-6393 or History@wilburjones. com HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions.Market and Water streets. $12 for adults, $5 per child. (910) 251-8889 or www.horsedrawntours.com

culinary FERMENTAL Weekly wine and beer tasting, Fridays. Free. • An Evening in Italy showcases a variety of classic wine and beer styles alongside a gourmet offering of old world meets new world cuisine. Taste. Sample. Learn. Eat. Enjoy. Couples welcome. Singles encouraged. Tasting $10 per person. Tapas menu sold separately. Wine available by the glass or bottle. Beer by the pint or six pack. Available to go or enjoy on site. Tapas menu items sold separately. Live music provided by local folk-funk guitarist, Mark Herbert. Call 910-821-0362 for details. 7250 Market St., www.fermental.net. 5TH ANNUAL FOOD CONFERENCE 2/5, 8am: Support a vibrant local food system! If you grow, produce, cook, sell, or advocate for fresh, local farm food this conference is for you! Choose from over 20 workshops! Admission: $15 for general public and farmers, $35 for government and civic agency professionals. UNCW, Burney Center, 601 S. College Road CHOCOLATE FANTASY WINE TASTING 2/13, 5pm: An evening of fun-friendly conversation, music, and fine wine! Once again, the American Association of University Women, presents: Chocolate Fantasy Wine Tasting! This fundraising event provides a scholarship for a UNCW student to attend the 2015 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Enjoy a variety of chocolate treats and refreshments, and ... the music and entertainment of well-known classical guitarist, Robert Nathenson! This event is open to the public. Noni Bacca Winery, 420 Eastwood Road SUNDAY JAZZ AT LACI 2/15, noon: Sunday Jazz Brunch with LaCi, featuring favorite love songs. Tickets $20 adult/$15 children under 12. See full menu online at www.theatrewilmington.com TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th Street WINE TASTING 2/19, 5pm: This will be an ongoing bi monthly wine tasting event taking place on the first and third Thurs. of each month. A Tasting Room will be pouring a new selection of high quality small production wines and chef Tomm Mills will pre-

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pare tasty nibbles to pare for your enjoyment. Wines can be ordered that night and we will shedule convenient delivery right to your door. We are looking forward to tasting with you! The Front Room @ Little Pond Caterers, 2016 Princess Place HOMEBREW COMPETITION Wilmington Homebrew Competition welcomes anyone who has a winning recipe to try and take home Best In Show! Plus, their beer will go on tap at Front Street Brewery, where they’ll have the opportunity to brew the winning recipe on Front Street Brewery’s 10 Barrel Brewing System. Entry fee: $10 per entry—checks payable to Front St. Brewery. Deadline 2/25. Entries accepted at 9 N. Front St. (910) 251-1935. Entrants will receive an individual entry to the Award Ceremony at Ziggy’s By The Sea (208 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401) AND entry into the VIP Homebrewers Bottle Share after the awards are announced. Spectator tickets will be available for $5 at Ziggy’s by the Sea. Local Band The Coastal Collective will also be performing. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category above, as well as one overall Best of Show award. The Best in Show beer will be brewed and distributed locally by the Front St. Brewery. Beers will be judged on Saturday, February 28th, with the awards ceremony being held Sunday, March 1st at Ziggy’s By The Sea from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Requirements: One 6-pack of 12-oz plain brown unmarked bottles or the equivalent, i.e., growlers, flip-tops, etc. If kegs are entered, all dispensing equipment must also be provided and will be returned. Each entry must include this completed form, and each bottle must have the below completed bottle forms cut out and attached with rubber band only. Entry forms: www.FrontStreetBrewery.com/public_events or FrontStreetBrewery@gmail.com. FEAST DOWN EAST BUYING CLUB Enjoy the quality, value and convenience of the Feast Down East Buying Club. It costs nothing to join. The benefits are immeasurable. It is a great way to eat healthier, while knowing you support your local farm families and community. Log on at www.FeastDownEast.org and start buying fresh local food, sourced from Southeastern NC farms. Choose a pick-up spot, and check out at the online cashier and you are done! Orders must be placed by 11am Monday for Thursday delivery. Consumer pickup is Thursday 3:30-6pm at Cameron Art Museum, THE POD (next to Dunkin Donuts on UNCW campus) or Burgaw Historic Train Depot.


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FOOD PANTRIES Good Shepherd House Soup Kitchen, 811 Martin St. Pantry Hours: 6am-3pm everyday • Mother Hubbards Cupboards, 211N 2nd St. (910)762-2199. MTWFS,1-3pm • Bread of Life Immaculate Conception Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Rd. (910)791-1003. Never had a food pantry, used to give food to the homeless on Saturdays but not anymore. • Catholic Social Ministries, 4006 Princess Dr. (910) 2518130. Tues-Fri., 9-11:30am • First Fruit Ministries, 2750 Vance St. (910) 612-9353. Tues/ Sat, 11am-1pm; Wed,10am-2pm. • Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2237 Castle Hayne Rd. (910) 762-7824. Wed, 11:30am-2pm. • New Covenant Holiness Church, 1020 Dawson St. (910)762-7376 WILMINGTON WINE SHOP Join us to sample five new delicious wines we’ve brought in just for our customers during Free Friday Wine Tasting, 5-8pm. Have a bottle or glass of your favorite with friends afterwards in our cozy shop or on the back deck. And beer lovers don’t fret, we’ve got a fridge full of craft and micro-brews. 605 Castle St. 910-2024749. www.wilmingtonwine.net. NONI BACCA WINERY Tasting room open seven days a week, 10am9pm (Mon-Sat) and 12-5pm (Sun.). Taste a flight of 6 or 9 wines; over 70 wines made on premise to sample at any time, served by the glass or the bottle. • Thurs.-Sat.: Specials at the bar on glasses and bottles of wine that run all day, but the crowd begins to gather around 7pm. Craft beer selection, too. We also make special label wines for weddings, corporate gifting, birthdays, reunions, or any event. 910397-7617. RED BANK WINE Red Bank’s wine of the week, Sat., 1-4pm. 1001 International Dr. 910-256-9480. FORTUNATE GLASS Free wine tasting, Tues. 6-8pm. • Sparkling wine specials and discounted select bottles, Wed. & Thurs. • Monthly food and wine pairings. 29 South Front St. CAPE FEAR WINE AND BEER Beer Church: Purchase select beer and keep your glass for free. 1st Mass starts, 1pm; 2nd Mass, 8pm Free. • Beer Flights, Massage and Monday Night NitroMassage Monday: 5-8pm, $10 for 10 minutes with our licensed therapist, Josh Lentz. Beer Flights: nine 5 oz samples for $18. • Monday Night Nitro: $1 off nitrogen pours. Free. • BYOT (Bring Your Own Trivia): The next wave of pub trivia. Prizes include gift certificates to Chop’s Deli, Memory Lane Comics, and Browncoat Theatre & Pub, as well as

ARIES (Mar. 21–April 20): In 1979 Monty Python comedian John Cleese helped direct a four-night extravaganza, “The Secret Policeman’s Ball.” It was a benefit to raise money for the human-rights organization Amnesty International. The musicians known as Sting, Bono and Peter Gabriel later testified that the show was a key factor in igniting their social activism. I see the potential of a comparable stimulus in your near future, Aries. Imminent developments could amp up your passion for a good cause that transcends your immediate selfinterests. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In the film “Kill Bill: Volume 1,” Taurus actress Uma Thurman plays a martial artist who has exceptional skill at wielding a Samurai sword. At one point her swordmaker evaluates her reflexes by hurling a baseball in her direction. With a masterful swoop, she slices the ball in half before it reaches her. I suggest you seek out similar tests in the coming days, Taurus. Check up on the current status of your top skills. Are any of them rusty? Should you update them? Are they still of maximum practical use to you? Do whatever’s necessary to ensure they are as strong and sharp as ever. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): French impressionist painter Claude Monet loved to paint the rock formations near the beach at Étretrat, a village in Normandy. During the summer of 1886, he worked serially on six separate canvases, moving from one to another throughout his work day to capture the light and shadow as they changed with the weather and the position of the sun. He focused intently on one painting at a time. He didn’t have a brush in each hand and one in his mouth, simultaneously applying paint to various canvases. His specific approach to multitasking would generate good results for you in the coming weeks, Gemini. (P.S. The other kind of multitasking—where you do several different things at the same time—will yield mostly mediocre results.) CANCER (June 21-July 22): In 1849 author Edgar Allen Poe died in his hometown of Baltimore. A century later, a mysterious admirer began a new tradition. Every January 19, on the anniversary of Poe’s birth, this cloaked visitor appeared at his grave in the early morning hours and left behind three roses and a bottle of cognac. I invite you, Cancerian, to initiate a comparable ritual. Can you imagine paying periodic tribute to an important influence in your own life—someone who has given you much and touched you deeply? Don’t do it for nostalgia’s sake, but rather as a way to affirm that the gifts you’ve received from this evocative influence will continue to evolve within you. Keep them ever-fresh.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “What happens to a dream deferred?” asked Langston Hughes in his poem “Harlem.” “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore—and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over—like a syrupy sweet?” As your soul’s cheerleader and coach, Leo, I hope you won’t explore the answer to Hughes’ questions. If you have a dream, don’t defer it. If you have been deferring your dream, take at least one dramatic step to stop deferring it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo author John Creasey struggled in his early efforts at getting published. For a time he had to support himself with jobs as a salesman and clerk. Before his first book was published, he gathered 743 rejection slips. Eventually, he broke through and achieved monumental success. He wrote more than 550 novels, several of which were made into movies. He won two prestigious awards and sold 80 million books. I’m not promising that your own frustrations will ultimately pave the way for a prodigious triumph like his, but in the coming months, I do expect significant progress toward a gritty accomplishment. For best results work for your own satisfaction more than for the approval of others.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Hall-of-Fame basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon had a signature set of fancy moves that were collectively known as the Dream Shake. It consisted of numerous spins, fakes and moves that could be combined in various ways to outfox his opponents and score points. The coming weeks would be an excellent time for you to work on your equivalent of the Dream Shake, Libra. You’re at the peak of your ability to figure out how to coordinate and synergize your several talents. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1837 Victoria became Queen of England following the death of her uncle, King William IV. She was 18 years old. Her first royal act was to move her bed out of the room she had long shared with her meddling, overbearing mother. I propose that you use this as one of your guiding metaphors in the immediate future. Even if your parents are saints, and even if you haven’t lived with them for years, I suspect you would benefit by upgrading your independence from their influence. Are you still a bit inhibited by the nagging of their voices in your head? Does your desire to avoid hurting them thwart you from rising to a higher level of authority and authenticity? Be a good-natured rebel. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The crookedest street in the world is a one-way, block-long span of San Francisco’s Lombard Street. It consists of eight hairpin turns down a very steep hill. The recommended top speed for a car is five miles per hour. So on the one hand, you’ve got to proceed with caution. On the other hand, the quaint, brick-paved road is lined with flower beds, and creeping along its wacky route is a whimsical amusement. I suspect you will soon encounter experiences that have metaphorical resemblances to Lombard Street, Sagittarius. In fact, I urge you to seek them out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the baseball film “The Natural,” the hero Roy Hobbs has a special bat he calls “Wonderboy.” Carved out of a tree that was split by a lightning bolt, it seems to give Hobbs an extraordinary skill at hitting a baseball. There’s a similar theme at work in the Australian musical instrument known as the didgeridoo. It’s created from a eucalyptus tree whose inner wood has been eaten away by termites. Both Wonderboy and the didgeridoo are the results of natural forces that could be seen as adverse but that are actually useful. Is there a comparable situation in your own life, Capricorn? I’m guessing there is. If you have not yet discovered what it is, now is a good time to do so. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 1753 Benjamin Franklin published helpful instructions on how to avoid being struck by lightning during stormy weather. Wear a lightning rod in your hat, he said, and attach it to a long, thin metal ribbon that trails behind you as you walk. In response to his article, a fashion fad erupted. Taking his advice, fancy ladies in Europe actually wore such hats. From a metaphorical perspective, it would make sense for you Aquarians to don similar headwear in the coming weeks. Bolts of inspiration will be arriving on a regular basis. To ensure you are able to integrate and use them—­­­­not just be titillated and agitated—you will have to be well-grounded. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to the Bible, Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Author David Foster Wallace added a caveat. “The truth will set you free,” he wrote, “but not until it is finished with you.” All this is apropos for the current phase of your journey, Pisces. By my estimation, you will soon discover an important truth that you have never before been ready to grasp. Once that magic transpires, however, you will have to wait a while until the truth is fully finished with you. Only then will it set you free. But it will set you free. And I suspect that you will ultimately be grateful that it took its sweet time

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