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Fritzi Huber, Michelle Connolly and Jonathan Summit close ‘Works in Paper’ at ACME this week.

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Q:

Tell us what you think about the NYT’s ‘Decline of NC’ editorial.

It showed restraint in identifying the damage and destruction the governor and General Assembly are hell bent to cause for generations to NC and its people—and it also left out some other major areas of attack. The governor and his cronies have forgotten that when they wage their cynical and regressive war on NC’s women and girls it affects their own mothers, sisters, daughters and wives, along w/ millions of others. By imposing their personal idiotology on public policy via legislation under the guise of security and safety about Sharia and motorcycles, they classify us (and our doctors) to, at best, 2nd-class potential criminals who are mindless and immoral in our personal decisions about our health and family planning. —Elli Klein More importantly is the ineffective response our governor, Pat McCrory, delivered to the ‘Times’ on Saturday (July 13), showing his utter insincerity and lack of concern for NC’s people. —Jim Table


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Live Local Live Small

few weeks ago I issued a rallying cry to artists and musicians to help us “rebrand the movement” of Live Local. Inspired by the creative strategies employed in the film, “NO!”, essentially, I am looking for a way to make the Live Local message a happier, more appealing one. I want it to evoke less of a whine and more of empowerment. What better way to do so than to have the masses put their stamp on it? I asked for graphic designers to come up with an appealing logo and musicians to write us a jingle. So far I’ve had response from the former, but I still would love a catchy tune to keep the Live Local message rolling around in the old noggin’—the way the McDonald’s theme song gets stuck in our heads, or the Pat and Ashley shtick from the radio. The point is: I am looking for memorable and happy! Graphic designers create visual communiqués frequently used in commercial advertising and online publication. An example would be the creation of a logo for a product, business or candidate. In this case, I am discussing the creation of a logo for the Live Local campaign. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012, North Carolina had 5,080 employed graphic designers with an annual mean wage of $43,980—in other words, a solid job that we as a community utilize. By and large, the support of local graphic designers is not something we have talked about much in the Live Local column. Maybe we should talk about the importance of supporting these jobs rather than out-sourcing them via the Internet to designers out of state or even out of the country. What if we lost 5,080 jobs that were $40,000 or more a year? That would have a very noticeable impact on our community. Not to mention, if we could no longer find a designer who understood the nuances of our local and regional life, then local advertising would suffer mightily. Local designer Barbara Nicely answered my call for a new Live Local logo. See it above? Isn’t it totally fab? I am hoping to receive more logos from creative-types to feature as well, so I can have more to choose from in deciding the new moniker for our movement. I am hoping do rename it by the end of the year, and I think Nicely’s work provides a great start. She was kind enough to tell us a little about her thought process and share some advice for

supporting designers in our community.

encore: Tell us a about the design concept and why you made the design choices you did. Barbara Nicely: encore asked designers to keep their ideas simple when making suggestions for renaming “Live Local, Live Small.” I liked that the present name of the column encouraged a “call to action” and wanted the new words and logo to retain that idea. Keeping some form of the column’s name would also help ease the transition

Logo inspires new conversation By: Gwenyfar Rohler

to a name change. I first experimented with words and type-style selection. I wavered back and forth between local/focal and focal/local. This vacillation led me to a design solution that would encourage readers to shift back and forth between the words. I achieved this by adding directional arrows into the “Os” of “focal” and “local.” As a result, the face/eyeglasses became visible and completed the desired effect and overall concept. e: How long have you been working in graphic design? BN: More than 15 years. e: Where did you learn your trade and how? BN: I learned graphic design while working at UNCW. Employees could take one class per semester, free of charge. I took several types of courses including an art class centered on learning Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, taught by Associate Professor Ned Irvine. I have used this skill throughout my career as a marketing communications professional. e: What do you hope to inspire people to do as a result of your work? BN: I hope to inspire people, especially the business community, to use the vast array of talent available in Wilmington. e: Tell us about your favorite local places to shop? BN: Let’s just say, I’ve gotten to know the Ivy Cottage personnel pretty well through the years.

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l e: To eat? BN: Most recently, I’ve enjoyed RX, Los Portales, and Jester’s [Java].

creative community can come up with. Ms. Nicely and her work is a wonderful inspiration, and I would love to see how other designers and artists can respond. We are honored to wear the “FOLO” mantel this week, and look forward to shinning a spotlight on the next step of the conversation as more creatives come forward. Thank you, Ms. Nicely, for inspiring us all!

e: What can people do to support local artists and designers? BN: People can look to Wilmington, first, for talent before venturing outside of the area. They can educate themselves about our talented and thriving communities by attending, for [Editor’s note: Artists who wish to partake example, a Fourth Friday Gallery Night event. in changing the Live Local name and creating a logo or jingle can e-mail their work to e: What do designers contribute to the com- shea@encorepub.com. All contenders will munity? be chosen by Gwenyfar Rohler and featured BN: As an authentic and professional collabor- in the Live Local column; the final vote will ative community, artists and designers contrib- be decided upon by Ms. Rohler by the end ute to and increase our city’s viability on multi- of the 2013 year.] ple levels: economically, socially, culturally, etc. e: To business? BN: I would look to Asheville, NC as an example of the domino-like effect a recognizable and talented art community can have on an area’s identity and attraction. Thank you so much, Barbara, for the lovely new logo! Though we love it and are grateful for the use of it, we do need to point out that all rights to the logo belong to Barbara Nicely and inquiries for the use of it should be directed to her. I think this is just the beginning of what this

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New encore intern details life adjustments from Ireland to southeast America By: Fiona O’Sullivan

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knew when I came here I was going to try things I’d never done before. I just didn’t expect camping to be one—especially in America, with the bugs, snakes and weird plant-life we don’t have Ireland (read: Poison Ivy). Yet, I was invited to NC Eco-Odyssey’s All American Black River Paddle and Campout the week of July 4th. I decided to give it a go—you only live once and all, right? I always thought kayaking looked simple enough: maintain balance on calm waters, leisurely enjoy the outdoors, get a workout in the meantime. As soon as I got in the kayak, I realized how wrong I was. The challenge of just getting to the camp site and not flipping over proved something else. Before we got started, one of the instructors told us, “If you’re going through trees, lean back; don’t lean to the side.” I didn’t really get what he meant by “going through trees,” but I figured out pretty quickly. Within 10 minutes, we heard a scream as one girl got caught in branches and fell into the water. I have to admit: It was kind of funny, but nothing compared to her husband who found it hilarious. It was too difficult to stay put in one spot, whilst others bailed the water out of her kayak, so a couple of us continued ahead. We stopped at a better spot to wait for everyone to catch up. After an hour and a half, the rest of the group joined, and I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the woman’s husband swimming beside his kayak after he’d fallen in, too. Finally on track again, it was a bit trickier to paddle around fallen trees further down the river. At one point, going through a narrow passage, I got stuck in the branches. I immediately freaked, knowing I would be the next victim in the water. I started waving the paddle around like a crazy person. Falling out wasn’t an option for me—my phone and camera were on me. It took 20 minutes of struggling and other people helping before I was free. Pretty wrecked, I stopped for a short rest. One of the guys who helped approached me. “I didn’t know whether to say this at the time, because I thought it would make things worse, but where your hand was when you were trying to get out was less than an inch away from a snake.” Horrified, I asked if he was joking. “No,” he said. “I just kept thinking, Please, don’t touch it by accident.” In complete disbelief, I thanked him for his silence. For sure, I would have fallen out in a state of panic. I had to laugh when some

people went back to look at the snake; I just wanted to get away as fast as possible. Throughout the rest of the paddle, the group saw different wildlife—snakes slithering off branches into the water, various birds, catfish and even rats. I was content in my oblivion; I considered it brave enough to even go camping. Further down, I managed once more to get caught in branches. (Thanks to those who helped me out—yet again!) By the time we got to open water, I was relieved to know it would stay open the rest of the journey; my bones were tired. Unfortunately, due to the rain during the week, the water levels were a lot higher than expected, so we had to travel further than expected to get to the camp site. We reached it around 8:30 p.m. Shortly after setting up, everyone seemed quite happy to see food and drink after a fourhour kayak excursion. When it came time for dessert, homemade ice cream was made with dry ice. Apparently, one needs a huge pot to make it this way, and the one at the camp was too small. I took a couple of pictures of what looked more like a witches’ brew, bubbling and spilling over the sides. Too dark to see, we dug into the ice cream and fudge but were warned that if we found any dry ice to throw it away. It came a little too late for me. I took in a mouthful, which fizzed, zoomed and smacked off my teeth. Wondering what in the blazes was going on, I tried to spit it out, but it ended up heading toward my esophagus. I asked what dry ice does if you swallow it. “It’ll burn the hell out of ya!” one of the campers said. I can testify to it; my mouth stung for ages afterward. The next day the sun awoke us quite early. It’s a very rare occasion I get out of bed before 10:30 a.m. on the weekend, so sitting around a campfire at 8 a.m. seemed unusual. But the French toast, bacon and coffee certainly helped dispel the groggy morning and fueled us for more kayaking. Just as I started to get my balance, we turned a bend and were at our destination in less than 10 minutes. After the long stretch we did the previous day, I’m not too sure I could have handled much more. I said bye to all of the new, laid-back, funny and kind people I met and headed home, looking forward to the best part after camping—a shower! Still, it surprised me how much I enjoyed the journey. In fact, it has been the most fun adventure I’ve had here so far. It’ definitely has long storytelling potential: surviving death by snake. More so, and something I never thought I’d say, I’m actually looking forward to the next campout.

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News of the Weird with Chuck Shepherd Community Activism Despite Chicago’s recent crisis of gangrelated street murders, the Roseland Community Hospital in a tough south-side neighborhood is on the verge of closing because of finances, and community groups have been energetically campaigning to keep it open. Joining civic leaders in the quest is the Black Disciples street gang, whose cofounder Don Acklin begged in June for the hospital to remain open, explaining, “It’s bad enough we’re out here harming each other.” Besides wounded gang members needing emergency care, said Acklin, closing would amount to “genocide” because of all the innocent people exposed to crossfire.

Government in Action Suspicions Confirmed: A warehouse in Landover, Md., maintained by a company working on contract for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contained “secret rooms” of furniture and equipment described as “man caves” for company employees. The EPA inspector general announced the discovery in May, and the government confiscated TVs, refrigerators, couches, personal photos, pin-ups, maga-

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zines and videos that the contractor’s personnel brought in while ostensibly “working” on agency business. Scotland’s Parliament was revealed in May to be considering, as part of its Children and Young People Bill, guaranteeing that specific, named persons would be appointed for every Scottish child at birth, charged with overseeing that child’s welfare until adulthood. A Daily Telegraph story acknowledged that the bill is “remarkably vague” about the duties and powers of the designated persons and thus it is unclear how the law might affect typical parent-child relationships. Update: “(Supermodels) is the one exception (to U.S. immigration policy) that we all scratch our heads about,” said a Brookings Institution policy analyst, speaking to Bloomberg Businessweek in May. Foreignborn sports stars and entertainers are fasttracked with American work permits under one system, but supermodels were excluded from that and must thus compete (successfully, it turns out) with physicists and nuclear engineers to earn visas among the 65,000 slots available only to “skilled workers with college degrees.” As such, around 250 beauties are admitted every year. (The most recent attempt to get supermodels their own visa category was championed in 2005 and 2007 by, appropriately, then-U.S.Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York.) In Lytle, Texas, in May, just 33 people voted for candidates for three openings on the school board, including the only voter who cast a ballot in District 1. Christina Mercado was the 1-0 winner, but someone else voted for her. Mercado cannot vote for District 1 candidates because she does not live there, and neither does the one candidate who opposed her. However, according to Texas law, Mercado can legally represent District 1 on the school board.

Police Report Rewarding the Breast Disguises: An April crime report in San Francisco, noting that a female driver had rammed another car in a parking-space dispute, noted that the victim gave officers little help. The man could not tell officers the model car that hit him, and certainly not a license plate number, but he “was able to give a detailed description of the suspect’s cleavage.” No arrest was reported. Colombian prisoner Giovanni Rebolledo was serving a 60-year sentence (as a member of the “Los Topos” gang charged with extortion, kidnapping and torture) when he escaped and decided on an extreme identity change in order to move about in the country. He became “Rosalinda,” complete with, according to Colombia Reports news service, “impressive” breast implants, but nonetheless was identified in May in a rou-

tine traffic stop and arrested. In Kobe, Japan, in May, an unemployed, 32-year-old man carried out a minor theft (stealing a wallet from a parked scooter) apparently just to be locked up in the world famous city. Besides being the home of Kobe beef, it is acclaimed for its French, Chinese and octopus cuisines, and in fact, Kobe’s Nagata Ward Precinct is renowned for the special gourmet boxed meals prepared by local bento shops, delivered daily to prisoners, which the thief said was foremost on his mind. More Time Needed on the Firing Range: In May, an Orlando Sentinel columnist demanded a federal investigation into the 2010 police killing of Torey Breedlove in Orlando’s Pine Hills neighborhood, noting that killing the unarmed Breedlove somehow required 137 shots, with cops missing on at least 115. The columnist added that the Justice Department is currently investigating a Cleveland, Ohio, case in which local police killed two unarmed men but coincidentally also required 137 shots. (In both cases, the officers were exonerated after local investigators determined the officers believed the suspects were armed.)

Creme de la Weird Whitby, U.K., town councilman Simon Parkes, 58, confessed to a reporter in June that he had had an extramarital affair in fact, an extraterrestrial extramarital affair with the 9-foot-tall Cat Queen, and that she had born him a child. Parkes said the Cat Queen is biding her time until technology is available to bring her and the child to Earth. Said Parkes, “There are plenty of people in my position who don’t choose to come out and say it because they are terrified it will destroy their careers.” Parkes said his wife knows about his periodic meetings with the Cat Queen and is “very unhappy, clearly.”

Recurring Themes Least Competent Criminals: Shaun Paneral was questioned by police in Carlsbad, N.M., in May, on a loud-music complaint and, concerned that he already had an outstanding arrest warrant, gave his name as “Shaun Paul.” Paneral thus became the most recent perp to choose his alias badly. “Shaun Paul,” whoever he is, is also wanted by police in New Mexico, and Paneral was arrested for the false ID. It’s Good to Be a Dog in the First World: The British company Paw Seasons has created a holiday for dogs (surely to appeal to guilt-ridden owners who leave them behind on their own holidays) priced at the equivalent of $73,000, consisting of a private suite for two weeks, with dog-friendly Hollywood movies, trips to the beach, surfing “lessons,” spa and grooming treatment (including pedicure) by Harrod’s, outfits from Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, and Mulberry, and the piece de resistance a personal dog house created in the image of the owner’s own house.


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Beyond the Papermill

rom the note pad to packaging, money to receipts, paper products are a daily life accessory. Archaeologists have found evidence of its use dating back to the 2nd century BCE. In the 19th century, Canadian inventor Charles Fenerty and German inventor F.G. Keller designed the machine to pulp wood for the use in papermaking. Before the advent of the industrial paper mill, the process of manual papermaking was labor intensive—suspending fibers in water and then allowing it to drain through a screen. The draining of water from the fibers helps mat, press and dry to make paper. Though writing and drawing obviously is valued artistically, the tool which records such arts often isn’t thought of appreciatively. The standardization and mass-production of paper may have deteriorated the thought of artistic skill and merit on how it’s made, but local artists are making sure it still takes forethought, as ACME Art Studio presents “Works on Paper.” Closing

July 19th, the show focuses on handmade paper art forms, featuring ACME newcomer Jonathan Summit and well-known creative Wilmingtonians, Fritzi Huber and Michelle Connolly. In this exhibition they present “diverse approaches to art-making, keeping one thing in common: the varied use of paper as a support surface,” as stated in the show’s press release. A mixed-media artist, whose hand gravitates toward working with a slew of materials from metal to wood, Connolly has found a world of enjoyment working on and with paper’s versatile surface. She not only creates on flat paper, with which we are all familiar, but with handmade fibers that offer dimensional quality. The result showcases a series of masks (among other things) inspired by primitive art, as well as early modernism. Each piece feeds into the next, as Connolly tends to create a number of works simultaneously. Because of this bouncing between ongoing endeavors, both the flat and the textural pieces

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Above: ‘Nets’ handmade paper by Fritzi Huber.


directly relate to and support each other. ACME colleague Fritzi Huber, Wilmington’s premier paper-maker and educator since the 1980s, cultivated a lifelong passion for the lost art. She has conducted workshops and exhibited her work at various local, national and international galleries and spaces. Her current projects express the idea of where water meets trees. “Handmade paper feels to be an ideal medium to express these sentiments,” Huber states. “In its formation it is liquid. Once formed, it always contains a percentage of water. Anything floating in the vat becomes part of the sheet. Anything the new sheet comes into direct contact with during the drying process becomes part of the sheet, either in the leaving of an impression, or in being included in the final surface. Sometimes these inclusions will partially emerge as would shells in the sand or leaves through the frost.” Huber uses rainwater in making paper. “I like to think of it as waters from all over the world coming for a visit and being a helpful guest,” she says. Huber says she wants to create beautiful, oceanic environments, not containing the marine life we know. “There are no crabs in the nets, no fish in the sea, no living coral,” she says. “I want the work to have a Hopper-esque sensibility to it, some presence that draws the viewer, but with an absence which is pervasive.” Hence, what is being said actually is the evasion of what isn’t. “All of the work that I’ve seen that brings attention to plastics in the sea/oceans address the plastic directly,” Huber explains. “[In my work] there are only beautiful, nostalgic remnants that represent what might become of things as we know them now.”. Jonathan Summit’s dedication to paint is lifelong, especially to watercolor. He describes the medium to life: where no redos exist. “It’s a journey—always forward, little time to contemplate decisions,” Summit says. “Going back never lives up to expectations and only brings gloom. This is especially true of watercolor; no do-overs on the same paper. It’s a dance between colors both light and dark, always onward, painted form the light toward the dark to find the light”

Summit’s main goal is to connect with viewers and in a way that is profound. “[I hope] to share an experience that is unique,” he says— “a glimpse of a world apart from one’s own and live in it for a moment. This visual and emotional and subconscious feeling can be quite powerful. Hopefully, it will create a moment in time that can take your breath away.” All of the ACME artists work in very distinctive styles but are united by their canvases, in this case, handmade paper. The colors, texture and whimsical unity that connects them becomes evident. The care, appreciation for the craft and process are careful. Although the colorful imagery on the paper is mesmerizing, the main focus remains on the malleability and beauty of handmade paper. Almost sculptural in nature, it transcends lines of artistic definition and elevates an ordinary material into the work of art we often take for granted.

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Works on Paper ACME Art Studio • 711 N. 5th Ave. Featuring Fritzi Huber, Jonathan Summit, Michelle Connolly Closes July 19 http://acme-art-studios.com

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ArtEXPOSURE!

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

In July, we will be featuring the unique work of Kay Bilisoly, a Wilmington artist and member of ArtExposure. We will be sponsoring a “Paint Out in the Park” at the end of July. This will be in conjuction with the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS). There is no entry fee, but you need to fill out our a participation form (online under Events) to be included in the August show at ArtExposure. The show will feature the plein air works of participating artists at the Paint Out.

CAPE FEAR NATIVE

114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.capefearnative.com

Featured this month is the beautiful local photography of Richard Pape. Pape enjoys wandering our coastal outdoors, looking for striking light, patterns and images that will move the viewer. Pape’s collection will be featured until July 25th. Cape Fear Native features art, jewelry, pottery, photography and more, all original designs by local artists in the Cape Fear area. We also have sail bags by Ella Vickers and jewelry by Half United. Stop in and support your local creative community.

FIGMENTS GALLERY

1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste. II • 910-509-4289 Tues.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; • Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.figmentsgallery.com

Figments Gallery offers a fresh mix of eclectic work from local and international artists of all genres. Come by for an Open

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

NOW HANGING: Birds Into Abstraction 14 by Reid Stowe at Sunset River Marketplace. Courtesy photo

House Exhibit featuring new artists on the Second Friday of every month from 6-8. It’s a great event to connect with the arts community! Join us for “My Muses: The Spirits that Move Me” featuring 2 and 3-D art in metal, mixed media and re-purposed objects by Linda Hartman.

WILMA W. DANIELS GALLERY

200 Hanover St., CFCC parking deck, first level 910-362-7431 • Tues. and Thurs., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wed., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cape Fear Community College is pleased to present “Bundles,” a solo exhibition of Aaron Wilcox’s work. “Bundles” consists of nearly 30 ceramic sculptures, accompanied by digital detail photographs of the sculptures, and drawings of existing or speculative sculptures. In this exhibition, Wilcox relishes in exploiting the malleable nature of clay and the boundaries that arise in its fired form.

New Elements Gallery 201 Princess St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.)

Wanna be in the Gallery Guide? Call Shea Carver at 910-791-0688, ext 1004, by Thursdays, noon, and in-

www.newelementsgallery.com

“Counterpoints” showcases the recent works of Wilmington artist Betty Brown and Catherine C. Martin of Apex, NC. The exhibition will feature Italian landscapes in oil by Betty Brown and Catherine Martin’s acrylic paintings of various subjects, including landscapes, still life and figurative studies. Counterpoints will remain on display through July 20th.

River to Sea Gallery

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

River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy

Sunset River Marketplace is located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, North Carolina, over 10,000-plus square feet of fine arts and crafts. Showcasing only artists from the two Carolinas, featuring 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. Since opening in 2002, 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 are a pottery studio, complete with two kilns; a custom master framing department; and art classrooms for workshops and ongoing instruction. Now showing: works by Reid Stowe, the artist/mariner whose “1,000 Days At Sea” odyssey garnered attention and grabbed the hearts of the sailing community, media and armchair sailors all over the globe. “Flight Into Abstraction” runs through July 31 and features approximately 20 paintings in mixed media.

WILMINGTON ART ASSOC. 120. S. Second St., USO Building Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.wilmington-art.org

Stop by our permanent exhibit gallery space at the historic Hannah Block USO building at 120 South Second Street in downtown Wilmington. Art work changes monthly so drop by and see what’s new, the gallery has great north light! Receptions will be held on Fourth Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m..

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Bold Explorations:

arts > music

G. Love and Special Sauce tap into new musical territories By: Bethany Turner

G

arrett Dutton’s first large performance was at his high school’s talent show during his sophomore year. The artist, better known worldwide as G. Love of G. Love and Special Sauce, was then a member of a folk-rock trio called Greenwood. His first inspiration was found in the songwriting of legends such as Bob Dylan and John Paul Hammond. But in the ‘80s, Dutton encountered the lyrical and rhythmic ingenuity of acts like Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys. “It just kind of happened,” the artist tells of how he fused the two genres. “I was reaching the end of one of my best nights busking on 2nd and Lombard in Philly in 1990. I was riffing on the end of one of my original blues-style tunes called ‘Days Like This,’ and I started rapping Eric B and Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full.’ That was a real epiphany, and I realized I was definitely the only white dude sitting in the street, playing a Dobro

and rapping. That was my shit.” Today the G. Love saga boasts several albums with Special Sauce and four solo records, too. Most tracks serve up an amalgamation of Delta blues, folk rock, funk and hip-hop. Dutton’s latest is a solo work with a folk edge, “Fixin’ to Die,” released in February 2011. “‘Fixin’ To Die’ was a record I had been trying to make for 20 years,” Dutton explains. “If I had gotten the opportunity to record a record when I was 17 or 18, I think it would have been a lot like ‘Fixin’.’ It was a return to my roots as a coffee-shop singer and contained songs which were part of my first repertoire of original compositions.” Dutton worked on the album with Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, and his melting-pot tracks took on the back-road charm of Carolina bluegrass. Though some tracks clearly are influenced by Dutton’s humor and Special Sauce’s effervescence, others travel a new road. Hand claps and stomps supply the rhythm

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PHILLY’S FINEST: G. Love and Special Sauce, a product of folk rock and Philly’s hip-hop scene, will release a new record soon. Courtesy photo

for the title track, as Dutton cries out in brokenhearted blues, an almost gospel tone: “I believe I’m fixin’ to die/Well, I don’t mind dyin’/But I hate to leave my children cryin’.” Lyrical images of burying grounds and black smoke rising lend to the song’s dark overtones. Despite the sadness, such ballads are no less entertaining than the mix of tunes created with Special Sauce. “‘Fixin’’ has been a great run for me and really gave me a lot of confidence in myself as a musician and a bluesman,” Dutton shares. “Now it’s time to get back to my style that came out of those Delta blues and early folk-rock records blended with the music of my generation, hiphop. That’s what I do, the hip-hop blues. Coming off ‘Fixin’’ and reconnecting with those blues roots has only strengthened my whole style.” G. Love and Special Sauce currently are piecing together a brand new album in a studio outside of Seattle, working with The Lumineers’ producer, Ryan Hadlock. “I feel his knowledge of that raw, rootsy sound coupled with what we do as a rootsy, garage-band, hip-hop blues shit is a real solid combination of styles,” Dutton asserts. “It may seem strange on paper, but it’s really sounding unique. Both authentic and new. Classic and timely.” Fans also will hear a new sound on the upcoming work: the voice of a woman. “I’m excited to have a new musical force and family join me on this recording, Kristy Lee,” Dutton reveals. “Kristy is an amazing, blue-eyed soul singer from Alabama and just wails. She’s coming out to join me on a duet she wrote as well as sing backgrounds on a bunch of tracks.” The full band will make a stop at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater this Thursday, July 18th. Dutton says they’ve been together so long, sometimes he feels he can read his band

mates’ minds. “I’ve been with my drummer Jeffrey Clemens aka The Houseman for over 20 years and with bassist Timo Shanko for about 5 years,” he shares. “We have a synergy and chemistry onstage that’s pretty heavy. When you play with cats a long time you really know each other and it makes the music powerful. Offstage it can be tough love ‘cause it’s a family thing and you all live together on that bus, but when we hit the stage we all want the same thing, which is to get off on the music and give people everything we got.” After two decades on the scene with major hits such as “Peace, Love and Happiness,” and “Baby’s Got Sauce,” Dutton maintains his attachment to the heart of the music is the same. “I think you’re always just ‘you,’” he begins. “I mean, maybe I can play better guitar, sing better, play the shit out of the harmonica better, and perform better. I don’t feel I’m better than I was when I started; the soul and feeling you bring to your music is what counts. And that’s something that comes from the life you live, your practice, your experience and the world in which we live. You just have to try to learn something every day and keep on keeping on, no matter what type of shit happens. But in the end you can only be ‘you.’ So show yourself a little love!”

DETAILS:

G. Love and Special Sauce Thursday, July 18th Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 6 p.m., $22.50-25 www.greenfieldlakeamphitheater.com


Katy’s Grill & Bar Family-friendly restaurant and neighborhood watering hole!

30 Year Anniversary Party Sat., July 20th, 4 p.m. until Ping Pong • Corn Hole • Raffles Giveaways • Drink Specials Music from Cosmic Groove Lizards Friends from Cape Fear River Watch

Free T-shirts to first 100 guests! bar and lounge

GRILl and RESTAURANT

~Outdoor patio~ ~Ping pong~ ~Live music, Saturday~ ~Friday night karaoke~ (encore Best-of winner) ~Open-mic, soon!~ ~Over 75 beers~ ~Daily drink specials~ ~Friendly staff~

~Fresh seafood: scallops, flounder, soft-shell crab, tuna and more!~ ~$.59 wings every Tuesday and Thursday~ ~Best burgers in town~ (encore Best-of winner) ~Proudly serving Nathan’s hot dogs~ ~Late-night menu ‘til 1 a.m.~

1054 S. College Rd. 910-395-5289 Open 11 a.m. daily

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Blackboard Specials 100 S. Front St. 251-1832 Live music 7 DAYs A WeeK

soundboard

A preview of tunes all over town this week

Monday S.I.n nIght $2 Domestics $3 All Draft Selections $4 Flavored Bombs ½-price apps 6pm-10pm nC tueSday $3 NC Draft Beer (Natty Green, Sweet Josie, Highland Gaelic) • $5 Jameson • 75¢ Wings WedneSday $2.50 Miller Lite • $4 Wells • ½ off Bottles of Wine thIrSty thurSday $2.50 PBR 16oz cans • $3.50 Sam Adams Seasonal & Harpoon IPA Pints • $5 Redbull Vodka 50¢ Steamed Oysters and Shrimp FrIday $2.75 Bud Light • $3.25 Stella • $4 Fireballs Saturday $2.75 Coors Light • $3.25 Bud Light Lime • $5 Jager Sunday $3 Coronas/Corona Light • $10 Domestic Buckets (5) $4 Mimosas • $4 Bloody Marys

Now serving brunch on Saturday & Sunday starting at 10 a.m.

MUSIC LINEUP July 20th July 26th

Seneca Guns

David Dixon Trio

August 10th August 17th

Machine Gun

Jack Jack 180

August 23rd

Bibis ellison

890 Town Center Dr., Mayfaire Town Center 910-256-6224

DESPERADO OF LAREDO: Chris Cagle, known for country-music hits such as ‘Laredo’ and ‘I Breathe In, I Breathe Out,’ will perform at Ziggy’s by the Sea on Friday, July 19th (originally scheduled for Greenfield Lake Amphitheater). Courtesy photo

WEDNESDAY, JuLY 17

Cosmonauts —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

Open Mic —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

Karaoke (9pm) —Bourbon Street, 35 N Front St.; 762-4050

Karaoke with DJ Brewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341

DJKahuna —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 3996977

Karaoke w/ DJ A.M.P. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

Jazz night with Marc Siegel 6pm-8pm —Atlanta Bread Company, 6886 Main St. (Mayfaire), Wilmington, NC. (910) 509-2844

Karaoke (8pm-1am) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach DJ Mary —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 Shakedown Street with The Dubtown Cosmonauts —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

EVERY WEDNESDAY Bottomless Cheese and Chocolate

$20

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885 Town Center Dr., Mayfaire Town Center 910-256-1187

Open Mic with Sean Thomas Gerard —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Karaoke —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 plan: B duo (9pm) —The Trailer Bar, 1701 N. River Dr., Surf City; 541-0777 Aaron Harvey —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 Boombox —Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St.; (336) 722-5000 Shakedown Street with Dubtown

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DJ KeyBo —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 DJ Lord Walrus —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 2562776 Alex Austin 10pm-1am —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

Thirsty Thursday Team Trivia with Sherri “So Very” (7-9pm) —Whiskey Trail at the Creek, 4039 Masonboro Loop Rd.; 399-3266 Dutch’s Thursday Night Trivia 7-9pm —Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910228-5952

thursDAY, JuLY 18

Open Mic 7-10pm —Grinder’s Cafe, 5032 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, (910) 859-8266

Discotheque Thurs. with DJ’s DST and Matt Evans —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

Trivia with Steve (8:30pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

Karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 DJ KeyBo —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 Open Mic Night with Dennis Brinson (8pm) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 DJ Shaft —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

Open Mic —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 Rockin’ Trivia with Party Gras DJ (9 p.m.) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805 CJ Poythress —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 Firedance & drums


—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 G. Love & Special Sauce —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 1941 Amphitheater Dr. Eastbound —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434 sea Pans (steel drums, 7-10pm) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 Dutch Treet —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach He is Legend, House of Fools, A Bottle of Volcanic, Must be the Holy Ghost, Sumerlin, Josh Moore —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 Karaoke —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 2562269 Top 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 Tigger Clarkson Band —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 acoustic Blues Jam (7-9pm) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. The Baby Boomer Band (patio, 6-9pm) —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212

friday, July 19 House/Techno DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ Battle —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 DJ DST and SBz —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

Machine FUnk —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 Lauren LaPointe —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. Ben & Heather (bluegrass/folk, 7-10pm) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231

Blackboard Specials

Piano —Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2251 DJ Turtle —Station 21, 21 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC DJ Milk and SBz —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

Jack Jack 180 (pop/rock/alternative) —Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700

DJ DST and Matt Evans —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.

Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute) —Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349

Irish Music Jam 2pm —The Dubliner, 1756 Carolina Beach Road

Susan Savia (7pm) —Fermental, 7250-B Market St.; 821-0362

DJKahuna —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

John Mielcarski —Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave., 256-8696

Cliff Em All (Metallica tribute); New Level (Pantera); Up the Irons (Iron Maiden) —Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St.; (336) 722-5000

Velcro (80s rock, 6pm) —Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center BPL Band 9pm-12am —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

WEDNESDAYS

Karaoke w/ Jeremy Norris —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393

206 Old Eastwood Rd.

DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872

(by Home Depot)

BLP —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

Machine Gun —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

The Fustics —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

Clay Crotts (Alternative, 7-10pm) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231

Mipso —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 360 Degrees (8pm-12am) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach

L Shape Lot —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400

Passafire, Stick Figure, Tatanka —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

Kyle Lindley (7pm) —Fermental, 7250-B Market St.; 821-0362

DJ Logic —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040

Overtyme —Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave., 256-8696

Deadly Lo-Fi, Astro Cowboy, Emma Nelson —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

Plan B 9pm-12am —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

No Dollar $hoes —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400

Rob Ronner 9pm-12am —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

Mark Daffer —Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden, 720 North Lake Park Blvd; 458-4745

Scarletta —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

Jack Jack 180 —Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700

Chris Cagle, Yarn —Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St.; (336) 722-5000

Cary B duo —Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden, 720 North Lake Park Blvd; 458-4745

Saturday, JUly 20

Karaoke with Mike Norris —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

DJ Battle —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109

Mecanikill, Headstone Hollow, Machine Eat Man, Egypt, Wretched, Martyr Industrial —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

DJ KeyBo —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

Karaoke (10pm) —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

Blivet —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach

Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 3996977

DJ KeyBo —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

Bluegrass Jam —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

DjBe Extreme Karaoke (9pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

Machine Funk —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

Mortal Man —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796

House/Techno DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

Honeymoon Pajamas (R&B, 8pm) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

DJ Sir Nick Bland —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 2562776

Travis Shallows (classic rock) —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040

DJ Turtle —Station 21, 21 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC Karaoke w/ DJ A.M.P. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 Karaoke —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

Piano —Circa 1922, 8 N. Front St.; 762-1922

910.798.9464

Jerkface Jenkins —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

plan: B duo (9:30pm) —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133

DJ Milk and Matt Evans —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.

LIVE TEAM & PINT NIGHT TRIVIA ALL PINTS 8PM-10PM $2.75

Seneca Guns (eclectic rock) —Towne Tap & Grill, 890 Town Center Dr.; 256-6224

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

LIVE TEAM TRIVIA 8PM

PINT NIGHT ALL PINTS $2.75

SUNDAYS

WORLD TAVERN POKER PLAY FOR FREE 7PM & 9:30PM

Monkey Junction 910.392.7224

Shake & Shag Beach Music with DJ Lee Pearson —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 2562776

HOW TO SUBMIT A LISTING All entertainment must be sent to music@encorepub.com by the prior Wednesday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

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Blackboard Specials

The Cut —Hurricane Alley’s, 5 Boardwalk Way, Carolina Beach, 707-0766

Sunday, JUly 21 VISITwww.ruckerjohns.com WWW.RUCKERJOHNS.COM FOR Visit

Open Electric Jam (6-10pm) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

DAILY SPECIALS, MUSIC & EVENTS

Friday Monday MONDAY $ $ 4 Cosmopolitan 2 22 oz. Domestic Draft $ 50 $ 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL 3 DAY OO7 5 Pizzas $5 Pizzas $3 Guinness Tuesday TUESDAYSaturday Live Music in the Bar $ 1/2 Price Bottles Wine IN THE 4 BAR Baybreeze LIVEofJAzz $ $ 4 Seabreeze 5 Absolut Dreams Half Price Bottles of Wine $ $ 50 $ 50 Blue 2 Pacifico Bottles Pacifico 2Moon Draft Absolut Dream $5$ 3• 22oz 2 Select Domestic Bottles Wednesday WEDNESDAY $ Sunday 4 Margaritas Miller Light Pints $150$Coronoa/ $ 4 Bloody Marys 4 Peach Margaritas $ 50 Corona Lite Bottles $ 50 2 $ 50 1 Domestic Pints 1 Miller Lite Pints $ $ 50 Margaritas/Peach Margaritas 4 2 Corona and Find us on Twitter Corona Light Bottles @RuckerJohns THURSDAY Appletinis $4, RJ’s Painkiller $5 Thursday All Red Wine Glasses 1/2 Bottles $250 Red Stripe Price Fat Tire Bottles $250 5564 Carolina $ 5 Skinny Girl Margaritas Beach Road $ 50 2 Fat Tire BottlesFRIDAY $ $ 50 (910)-452-1212 $ Cosmos 3 2 22oz Domestic Draft 4, 007

Ben Morrow —Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448 Reggae —Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414 Karaoke w/ DJ Double Down —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044 L Shape Lot (3pm); Clay Crotts (8pm) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

FRI.

june 19

TNT Eclectic Mix

FRI.

june 26 SAT.

june 27

TIMMY PIERCE Acoustic Mix

1706 North Lumina Ave. • (910) 256-2231

1610 Pavilion Place 256-0102 Monday $1 Tacos • $3 Wells $10 Domestic Buckets Free Pool

Tuesday $2 Bud Light & Miller Light Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Wednesday Irish Night! $2 Off All Irish Drinks

Thursday College Night! $5 Cover & 1¢ Domestic Drafts

Friday Karaoke with Carson $2 Draft Specials

Saturday Live Music $4 Bombs

Sunday ILM’s Famous Sunday Funday with DJ Battle and the Karaoke Kong 1/2 Price Wine Bottles

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LIVE MUSIC

Sunday’s 4-8 p.m. JULY 14

Machine Gun JULY 21

Manny Lloyd

Karaoke with DJ Party Gras (9pm) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805

James Haff (piano) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 Lyle Lovett —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 1941 Amphitheater Dr.

wednesday, july 24

JonLeon duo —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 3996977

Raphael Name (7pm) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

Karaoke (9pm) —Bourbon Street, 35 N Front St.; 762-4050

The Movement —Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St.; (336) 722-5000

Shakedown Street with The Dubtown Cosmonauts —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 DJ Mary —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

DJ Battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551

Karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001

Manny Lloyd —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

Karaoke (8pm-1am) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach

MONDAY, JUly 22

Open Mic with Sean Thomas Gerard —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

Karaoke w/ DJ Double Down —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

Electric Mondays w/ Pruitt & Screwloopz —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

plan: B duo (8pm) —The Landing; 300 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach 707-0202

Plan B Duo (open mic, 8pm-12am) —Daddy’s Place, 14870 US Highway 17 N., Hampstead; 270-3947

Luciano, Ikronik —Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St.; (336) 722-5000

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

TD MacDonald (rockin blues, 7-10pm) —The Trailer Bar, 1701 N. River Dr., Surf City; 541-0777

Karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001

Karaoke with DJ Brewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341

Pengo with Beau Gunn —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

DJ Lord Walrus —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 2562776

tuesday, JUly 23

Karaoke —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373

JULY 28

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Off the Hook: Surfalorus Film Festival makes waves By: Holley Taylor

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or as long as humans have swum in oceans, we have surfed. With its roots in ancient Polynesian and Hawaiian cultures, after James King of the Discovery first wrote about the practice of surfing, it became a clear sport woven into the fabric of Hawaiian society. It was only a matter of time before it washed over Europe and spread worldwide. Now, surfing has a home in the hearts of millions of Americans. Here in southeastern North Carolina, we know the beauty, freedom and thrill of the surf, and aren’t afraid to take a chance and wipe out. This spirit of chance helped the creators of Surfalorus, a local surf film festival, find the courage to pursue their dreams. The second annual Surfalorus Film Festival will take place July 18th through the 20th at both Wrightsville and Carolina beaches and in downtown Wilmington. Spectators will get the chance to enjoy numerous independent surf films, and also check out local board artists, listen to great live music and eat good food. Surfalorus grew out of the larger Wilmington film festival Cucalorus. Zach Hanner, who curated the event last year, explains. “After 10 years, we decided to make surf movies a standalone event,” he says. “A lot of the connection goes back to the fact that surf movies were some of the original independent films.” Dan Brawley, Cucalorus festival director, says Surfalorus is a way to connect with the coastal communities and support surf filmmakers. “I think the event has the potential to grow into a really important showcase,” Brawley comments. “We’re going to grow it carefully and just kind of see what opportunities pop up.” A great opportunity presented itself this year and as a result legendary surf photographer Jeff Divine will speak during the festival. Divine is known for his photo editing with Surfer magazine. Today, he works with The Surfer’s Journal.

“His more-than-four decades of surf photography is perhaps the most impressive body of work in the history of surfing,” Hanner details, “and his show will be as impressive and interesting for non-surfers as it is for the hard-core surfers among us.” Along with Divine’s talk, the festival will host a shaping exhibition at the Board and Beach Expo, which will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tidal Creek. “[It] is going to be really cool,” Hanner assures, “as there will be a session at Wilmington Yoga Center, the shaper’s exhibition, a waterslide for the kids, several North Carolina microbrews available to sample, surfing and cooking workshops, and much more.” Some of the vendors for the expo will be Lula Balou, Aqua Fedora, Epic Food Company, and Ian Balding Paddle and Surf. One of the main attractions, according to Hanner, will be a giant slip ‘n’ slide. There also will be a raffle at the event and prizes include a few surfboards, a stand-up paddleboard, and other cool surf swag. Brawley says all proceeds will go toward charities like Stop Titan, Cape Fear River Watch, Indo Jax and Share the Stoke. For all that Surfalorus is, perhaps a gamechanging money-maker it isn’t—at least for now. The festival acts as a fund-raiser for the main film festival held every November, Cucalorus. “Surfalorus is like surfing,” Brawley quips. “It doesn’t make you any money, but it makes you happy,” We raised no less than four dollars last year, [but] we really just want to make people feel good.” The real focus remains on the artistry of film. The event will show over 20 films ranging from 2-minute shorts to 80-minute features. “One really beautiful feature that shouldn’t be missed is Friday night’s screening of ‘The Heart and the Sea’ by Nathan Oldfield,” Hanner advises. Filmed in locations around the world, from Australia and New Zealand, to the south of

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Friday, July 19 Red Dogs, Wrightsville Beach • $10/screening 10 a.m. — “H2IndO” by Brent Deal noon — “Dust. Resin. Water.” by Troy Cryder 1:30 p.m. — “Shored Up” by Ben Kalina 3:30 p.m. — “Isolated” by Justin LePera 6 p.m. — Bikini Bottom Shorts Film Block “Sine Qua Non” by Richard Yelland “The Lazy Surfer” by Connor Buss “Lunch Break” by Clare Plueckhahn “Runman’s Grom’ by Ray Kleiman “By the Way” by Hayley Gordon “North” by Mikey Detemple “Beyond the Drop” by Mark Anders “Jeremy Johnston x Electric” by Ben Capron “Excitation” by Rene Laudi

Jengo’s Playhouse, downtown • Free! 8 p.m. — Socialize 9 p.m. — Live music 10 p.m. — “PR 2013” by Keith Ketchum and “The Heart and the Sea” by Nathan Oldfield Saturday, July 20 Tidal Creek Co-op • Free! Board & Beach Expo, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., France, the film highlights the joys of surfing life and how having that unique intimacy with the sea can add profound depth. It is a striking film and represents the ideals of the surf-film genre well. It is a genre Hanner would like to see expanded. He says the real beauty of Surfalorus comes in its ability to inspire. “I think this festival makes people realize that you can make a film without spending an absolute fortune,” Hanner notes. “Surf movies are usually very expensive to make, but with the innovations of modern technology (GoPro cameras, etc.) they are more ubiquitous than ever.” People of all ages are welcome to participate in all the festivities. Hanner says the turnout last year was modest, but they are hoping for bigger crowds this year. With a varied lineup, he assures there will be a little something for everyone. Brawley, whose focus is always surfing or how much he’d rather be surfing, is confident the festival will not disappoint. He suggest just saying “Surfalorus” five times out loud in your office or the coffee shop or wherever. “Doesn’t that feel good?” Now imagine how good actually being at the event will feel. Thursday, July 18 Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, Carolina Beach • Free 6:30 p.m. — Traveler’s Trio 9 p.m. — Fireworks on the beach! 9:30 p.m. —“No Directions” by Julian Martin and “Waverider” by Karl Lear

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Becoming Traviata, Stories We Tell

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e’re past the midway point in the summer movie season, and I’m working overtime to get caught up on everything I’ve missed. I’m a fan of the big Hollywood blockbusters, even though I have no problem conceding they are often times hollow, sugary confections more likely to lower than raise anyone’s IQ. Last week I went on a binge and watched a number of big releases to give readers a smorgasbord of opinions. Fortunately for ticket-buyers, this binge ended up without shame or regret. My love affair with zombie media should be well documented at this point. For readers who haven’t seen my movie, “Dead Heist,” (currently streaming on Netflix) or read my debut novel, “The Fence Mender,” well, let me assure you: I love grand zombie projects. “World War Z” is Hollywood’s first attempt at a big-budget, mainstream zombie film, and it’s a doozie. While a departure from author Max Brooks’ narrative, it does a great job of selling the scope of a worldwide zombie pandemic. Jerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is a U.N. investigator trying to find the cause of a virus that is turning everybody into brain-devouring monsters. Rather than oversell the melodrama, Marc Forrester takes a procedural approach in direction and delivers a zombie film that feels more “Zero Dark Thirty” than “Dawn of the Dead.” This is not a bad thing. It’s a very small story with a very big backdrop. While there is some wild inconsistencies between the first and third acts, the film slowly shrinks as it goes on and becomes an entirely different film. There are gaping flaws, but it still manages to be very entertaining in spite of its extreme schizophrenia. The zombies are downright terrifying, and Brad Pitt makes a believable hero in a movie that sheds the action-hero protagonist for a more cerebral central character, trying to think his way out of Armageddon. “White House Down” is the opposite: It abandons all thinking in favor of forward momentum. It’s a “Die Hard” clone that checks every box: A city cop trapped in a hostage situation? Check. A family member among the hostages? Check. A villain using the situation as a ruse for a more sinister plot? Check. Channing Tatum is a titular hero who has to fight a group of paid mercenaries who have raided the White House, blown up Congress, and are attempting to hold the president for ransom. This is one of those wonderfully ludicrous movies that wins because everyone involved accepts the lunacy and pushes the insanity to a frenzied level. The movie feels more like “Die Hard With a Vengeance,” in that it has a buddy-

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cop component. Jamie Foxx is a beleaguered president who questions whether or not he’s making a difference. Twenty minutes later he’s getting handed a rocket launcher and blowing away the bad guys. The idea of a D.C. cop and the POTUS taking down an armed insurrection is the kind of goofy that Hollywood almost seems afraid of these days. Anything remotely fun is shelved in favor for something that’s played all-too serious. Not “White House Down.” This is a catchphrasespewing action movie that revels in its roots. It ranks among the best “Die Hard” imitators, right up there with classics like “Speed,” “The Rock,” “Under Siege” and “Sudden Death.” Channing Tatum is an interesting action star. I often think he is the closest we will ever get to a living, breathing Derek Zoolander. Yet, this is as perfect as most action films get. It’s big, loud, over-the-top and fearless in a way too many movies aren’t anymore. If you would have asked me at the beginning of the summer where “White House Down” would have ranked among my favorite blockbusters for 2013, I would have doubted it to make my top 10. Yet, it’s better than just about everything that’s been released so far this summer. “World War Z” is the summer movie that breaks free of the blockbuster formula; “White House Down” celebrates its formulaic roots. “The Lone Ranger” wears its formula like a badge. Director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have made a few billion dollars for Disney with their “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. “The Lone Ranger” is cut from

the same cloth: a big, old adventure movie that mixes epic scope with some off-the-cuff humor. The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) is an idealistic law man in the Old West who gets killed. With the help of Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp), he returns from the dead to bring villainous plunderers to justice. These particular villains are railroad tycoons, looking to kill the Indian tribes and create havoc in order to gain control of the West. The real enemy is Manifest Destiny and American imperialism. With a mask and an inflated sense of decency, The Lone Ranger sets out to save the day. Gore Verbinski is a skilled director who really has a sense of scope and storytelling missing from many of his peers. “The Lone Ranger” maintains fun and charisma in a Hollywood movie that feels almost refreshing in the day and age of joyless blockbusters, where everything has to be played with a deadly degree of seriousness. Armie Hammer is a fantastic leading man. While Johnny Depp’s penchant for character eccentricities is ramped into overdrive, he brings a lot of fun and humanity to the role of Tonto. “The Lone Ranger” is far more fun than I was expecting. Like “World War Z” and “White House Down,” it’s superior summer fare.

DETAILS: World War Z

★★★★★ White House Down

coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat’s thrilling “Becoming Traviata.” A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier’s working relationship with Dessay, the film reveals how two great creative minds build the story of a doomed love affair. The stars rehearse in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props. Their passion, however, is for the ages. Music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée. (Unrated. 1 hr, 52 mins)

7/22-24: “Stories We Tell” (above) is an Oscarnominated film by writer/director Sarah Polley, who discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. In this must-see film, she playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. (Rated PG-13. 1 hr, 48 mins)

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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

CATCH

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

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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. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch - Wednesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, MondaySaturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

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,

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

K’s Cafe

Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome home-cooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington.They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger Platter smothered in gravy! They also offer great choices such as fresh chicken salad, soups, and even a delicious Monte Cristo served on French toast bread. K’s also offers soup, sandwich and salad combos and a great variety of homemade desserts. On Sundays they offer a great brunch menu. A variety of choices will be on the menu such as Eggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Give K’s Cafe a try... you won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 7916995. Find us on Facebook. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 7 DAYS A WEEK. Monday - Friday. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Serving several pita options, as well as new lighter selections! ■ WEBSITE: www.ks-cafe.net

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 fourcourse 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, Memorial Day-Labor Day open 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: “Date Night” menu every Tues.; Ladies Night every Wed; $27 4-course prix fixe menu on Thurs.; 25% off a’ la cart menu on Fri. from 5-7 p.m. and half price bottles of wine on Sun. ■ MUSIC: Mon., Fri. & Sat. in summer from 5-7 p.m. ■ WEBSITE: www.littledipperfondue.com

SHELL ISLAND RESTAURANT

We invite you to experience dining in Wrightsville Beach’s—Shell Island Restaurant located inside the Shell Island Resort. The breathtaking panoramic ocean views are complemented with menu items that will invigorate your appetite. Whether you are in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, our specialized menus feature the freshest ingredients prepared and presented by our dedicated service staff. Here is a reason to visit everyday—Weekday drink specials are offered both at the inside lounge or the poolside bar. If a refreshing beverage is what you desire, the only question is: Inside or out? So try Shell Island Restaurant for fun in the sun and a view second to none. You can observe the true island scene and absorb the true island dining experience. 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Bch, NC 28480. (910) 256-8696 ■ BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Wrightsville Beach

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■ FEATURING: Waterfront Dining ■ MUSIC: Live music Friday & Saturday 7 – 10 p.m. ■ WEBSITE: www.shellisland.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:

■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City ■ FEATURING: Dog friendly locations

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

ASIAN BIG THAI II

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

TROLLY STOP

include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, Fat-free Turkey (at participating locations), and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 121 N. Front Street open Monday & Tuesday 11am-9pm; Weds, Thurs, Fri, & Sat 11am-3am; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Sunday Wednesday 11 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 4523952. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 until 3, Sat. 11 until 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994.

Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs

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

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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

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

HIRO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

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

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

SUNNY SUSHI & LOUNGE

Delight in a delectable range of “gateway” sushi and contemporary takes on classic Japanese cuisine in a hip and simple setting. Our fusion sushi makes use of unique ingredients such as seared steak and blue crab, offering downtown Wilmington a fresh and modern taste. Offering over 85 different sushi rolls, many are titled in quintessential Carolina names, such as the Dawson’s Creek, the Hampstead Crunch, and the Queen Azalea. We focus on fresh, organic ingredients, and seek to satisfy guests with dietary restrictions—we have many vegetarian options, for instance. Our selections feature exotic ingredients such as eel and octopus, while we even offer rolls using sweet potatoes or asparagus. Dine with us and discover the tantalizing flavors you’ve been missing. 141 N. Front St.; (910) 833-7272 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. daily. Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Sunny Maki Combo Specials: 3 sushi rolls for $10.95 every day before 7 p.m.

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

CAJUN BOURBON ST

At Bourbon St., the food, style and atmosphere are New Orleans-bred but Carolina-refined. It features the unique decoration of a typical New Orleans bar, as it seems to have been extracted from the heart of the French Quarter. The classic French style and the laid-back American culture come together to offer us a unique place where joy can be inhaled at every breath. The authentic Southern decorations in Bourbon St. were carefully selected at antique houses, garage sales and thrift shops found in the streets of the Big Easy. It enables us to offer you the true experience of being in the heart of the French Quarter: Bourbon St. It’s the best place to enjoy with friends, with the rhythm of live music, the classic taste of typical Cajun food, and the best beers available in our market. 35 N. Front St.; (910) 762-4050. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Authentic Creole Cajun cuisine, live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday with no cover. Try our famous charbroiled oysters.

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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: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sun 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine. ■ WEBSITE: www.tandooribites.net.

IRISH THE HARP

Experience the finest traditional Irish family recipes and popular favorites served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. The Harp, 1423 S. 3rd St., proudly uses the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, to bring you and yours the most delicious Irish fare! We have a fully stocked bar featuring favorite Irish beers and whiskies. We are open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. Join us for djBe Open Mic & Karaoke - Irish songs available! - 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and half-price wine bottles all day Tuesdays; Harp University Trivia with Professor Steve Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; djBe karaoke and dancing 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturdays and live music Wednesday and Fridays - call ahead for schedule 910-763-1607. Located just beside Greenfield Lake and Park at the south end of downtown Wilmington, The Harp is a lovely Irish pub committed to bringing traditional Irish flavor, tradition and hospitality to the Cape Fear area. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER:

Open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Greenfield Lake/Downtown South ■ FEATURING: Homemade soups, desserts and breads, free open wifi, new enlarged patio area, and big screen TVs at the bar featuring major soccer matches worldwide. ■ MUSIC Live music Wednesdays and Fridays call 910-763-1607 for schedule; djBe open mic and karaoke Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m, and djBe karaoke and dancing Saturdays 9 p.m - 1:30 a.m. ■ WEBSITE www.harpwilmington.com

ITALIAN A TASTE OF ITALY

The authentic Italian cuisine served at Taste of Italy has scored them Best Deli in the Port City for years running now. The Guarino family recipes have been

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

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-fromscratch 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.

ELIZABETH’S PIZZA

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

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub

Fat Tony’s has the right combination of Italian and American influences to mold it into a unique familyfriendly restaurant with a “gastropub” feel. Boasting such menu items as Penne alla Vodka, Beef Lasagna, and mix-and-match pasta dishes (including a gluten-free penne), Fat Tony’s is sure to be a crowdpleaser. Add in homemade, hand-tossed, New York style pizzas, 8oz Angus burgers, and deliciously plump chicken wings, and you’ve got a game day in heaven. Proudly supporting the craft beer movement, they have an ever-changing selection of smallbrewery beers included in their 25-tap lineup – 12 of which are from NC. They have over forty bottled beers, great wines, and an arsenal of expertly mixed cocktails that are sure to wet any whistle. Fat Tony’s


has two pet-friendly patios – one looking out onto Front Street and one with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. With friendly, efficient service and a fun, inviting atmosphere, expect to have your expectations exceeded at Fat Tony’s. It’s all good. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Thurs. 11:00 am - Midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11:00am - 2:00am. Sun. 12:00pm - Midnight ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ WEBSITE: www.fatpub.com ■ FEATURING: Daily lunch specials until 3pm and late night menu from 11pm until closing.

scratch baked goods! The Co-op Kitchen provides menu items that appeal to everyone, regardless of dietary demands. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ WEEKEND BRUNCH: Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ■ SALAD BAR: Mon. - Sun, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ SANDWICHES: Mon. - Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ■ BAKERY & CAFE: Mon. - Sun, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: indoor/outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi ■ WEBSITE: www.tidalcreek.coop

Pizzetta’s Pizzeria

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Family-owned and operated by Sicilian cousins Sal and Vito, Pizzetta’s Pizzeria has become Wilmington’s favorite place for homey, authentic Italian fare served with precision and flavor like none other. Made daily from family recipes, folks will enjoy hand-tossed pizzas——gourmet to traditional—— specialty heroes and pastas, homemade soups and desserts, and even daily blackboard specials. Something remains tempting for every palate, whether craving one of their many pies or a heaping of eggplant parm, strombolis and calzones, or the famed Casa Mia (penne with sautéed mushrooms, ham, peas in a famous meat sauce with cream). Just save room for their buttery, melt-in-your-mouth garlic knots! Ending the meal with their pastry chef’s carefully crafted cannolis, Tiramisu or gourmet cheesecake, alongside a cup of freshly made espresso or cappuccino, literally makes a perfect end to one unforgett able and desirable meal. Located in Anderson Square at 4107 Oleander Dr., Unit F, Wilmington (910-799-4300) or Pizzetta’s II, Leland, 1144 E. Cutler Crossing, St., Ste 105, in Brunswick Forest. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: ILM location: Mon.Sat., 11 a.m., and Sun., noon. • Leland location: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. -11 p.m.; Sun., noon - 9:30 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown Wilmington and coming soon, Brunswick Forest in Leland ■ FEATURING: Homemade pizzas, pastas, soups and desserts, all made from family recipes! ■ WEBSITE: www.pizzettas.net

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

DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR

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JAMAICAN JAMAICA’S COMFORT ZONE

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). Cook Dana Keels, from Clarendon prepares flavors to please every palate. ■ 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, Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials updated daily on Facebook ■ WEBSITE: www.jamaicascomfortzone.net

LATIN AMERICAN SAN JUAN CAFE

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

ORGANIC

LOVEY’S MARKET

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

TIDAL CREEK CO-OP KITCHEN

Come dine-in or take-out from the newly renovated Co-op Kitchen at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. You can fill your plate or box with hot bar and salad bar items that are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. Made-to-order sandwiches, like the Tempeh Reuben, are served hot off the Panini grill. The Co-op Café offers organic smoothies and fresh juices; local wheatgrass shots; fair trade organic coffee, lattes, and chai tea; and our newest addition of Lenny Boy kombucha tea on tap. Don’t forget our baked-from-

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

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The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 2562251. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & ■ SUNDAY BRUNCH ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. ■ FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. ■ MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.

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HIERONYMUS

Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality attributes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-392-6313; hieronymusseafood.com ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Fireside oyster bar. ■ WEBSITE: www.hieronymusseafood.net

OCEANIC

Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for mem-

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orable 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

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster BaR

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 poboys, 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 11am2am; Sun noon-2am ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Carolina Beach and Downtown ■ FEATURING: Daily lunch specials, join the mailing list online ■ WEBSITE: www.pleasureislandoysterbar.com

SMALL PLATES The Fortunate Glass

The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar is the perfect place to explore the beauty of wine while tasting a variety

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

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.

spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Dr., 509-0805. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. Monday through Friday ■ MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm ■ WEBSITE: www.foxandhound.com

SPORTS BAR CAROLINA ALE HOUSE

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

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HELL’S KITCHEN

This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like 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.

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In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/Soul Food and Buffet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” co-owner Gena Casey says. Gena and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits

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Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and

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very year we scour through news blips and trusty word-of-mouth readers to find out what businesses, people, events, charities, organizations and what-have-you, cull the hottest news. Our thriving artistic and active community never fails us in delivering. For 2013 we have a slew of great entries to include on our annual Hot List, whether looking for a literal way to get fit and relaxed, or to look sharp and sparkly, or to hone your local support for nonprofits, farms or businesses, even to dare yourself to push the limits of fear. Meet our 2013 class and jump on their rays of heat to live life a tad more smokin’ than July temps in Wilmington already allow.

my food comes from. I like seeing friends and neighbors doing well on their own terms.” With over 1,109 members less than a year later, folks use the group to post local offerings, from farmers’ markets, business sales and even upcoming events. Foremost are the mobs it publicizes, and Morris chooses a loose grip on where to visit; he wants its members to congregate and decide upon the mobs to build a stronger community connection. Anyone can join the group on Facebook and make suggestions on when and where to mob. Other mobsters—181 of them to be precise—head over to the Cape Fear Crop Mob page on Facebook to connect with like-minded folks who have a propensity for farming and food. Last September local foodies Brittany Taggart and Nicole Carpenter founded the group and held their first mob at Shelton Herb Farm. Both ladies want to become sustainable farmers. Not owning land currently, they decided to learn the ropes and hone their skills by offering help to other farmers. Thus far, they’ve helped LINC’s (Leading Into New Communities) new facility and onsite gardens, Black River Organic Farm, Greenlands Farm Store, Red Beard Farm and more. “We try to organize it so that the farmer who needs us has the opportunity to announce his or her project to the group during a crop mob and propose the subsequent event,” Taggart told encore in January. “Farmers have to participate in the mobs to benefit from them; it’s all about community.” No money is exchanged in the crop mob, only a spirited love for community-building, sharing a meal, playing and talking, all the while working land. Folks can like the Cape Fear Crop Mob Facebook page and find upcoming events to participate in, and suggest farms to help. The Hope Mob ILM takes giving and receiving to an all new level. Founded by Marty Landau in September 2012, she credits her son for upstarting the organization. “Ayden broke his collarbone and it was rough for him,” Landau says. “One little statement got the wheels turning in

Meet the makers of the 2013 Hot List By: Shea Carver, Bethany Turner and Fiona O’Sullivan

MOBBING ILM Cape Fear Crop Mob Wilmington Cash Mob Hope Mob ILM

Last year we saw the creation of many mobs across Wilmington—and we’re not just talking those fun, dancey flash mobs. The Wilmington Cash Mob started for local and small businesses to receive an influx of customers and cash flow during one business day between set hours. Lincoln Morris founded it last August, and organized a group of 60 people to inaugurate the event at Gravity Records; 70 RSVP’d per the Facebook group. Shop owner Matthew Keen said it brought nearly double the business a normal summer afternoon would bring. Since, the cash mob has descended upon businesses and organizations like Pine Valley Market, Flashbax Vintage Boutique, Cucalorus and Freaker USA. “These are all the places that give a town its personality,” Morris told encore last year. “I think local is cool. I like to know where

Above: Gilded sharks tooth wrap bangle from Kopious Jewelry Collection. Photo by Ray Baca of bacaphotography.

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my head: ‘Mom, my life is hopeless,’ he said.” Surprised by his anguish from an injury, she decided to show him firsthand that hope is everywhere. After finding hope mobs across the country, Landau considered a local one. Serendipitously, while she and her son visited a coffeeshop, someone sent the little boy a gellato and a well-wish via the barista. “The smile on his face was priceless,” Landau says. “He had been so sad for the past few days, and a stranger, out of the goodness of his heart, spread a little hope. Again, the wheels began to turn in my head—just a little faster.” Today Hope Mob ILM’s Facebook group has 168 members. Rather than descend upon a place during a set time, the group chooses ways to help others on their own accord. They post events, requests, ideas and info about people in need and help when inspired. So far the mob has provided car seats for new parents, helped a young family who suffered a house fire, culled votes to help a disabled child meet her favorite star, donated money to provide meals for the needy, provided shelter for an out-of-town family whose child was in a local hospital, and more. “Personally, the impact on my heart has been enriching,” Landau says. “We are not rich by any means, but I believe we are fortunate. I wanted to teach my son that you enrich yourself when you enrich others around you. It’s about caring for our community. I want Wilmington to be known as a community that cares for one another. ”

RUNWAY DREAMS Kopious Jewelry Collection

Kristin Wood has been a designer at heart g all of her life. A jewelry addict, she strung together beads as bracelets and neckalces, and e collected a slew of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind - vintage and Boho-chic pieces over the years. e One day, while creating a pair of glass-bead s earrings on the fly, she had her first taste of e success. Even with a degree in art and phoo tography, her passion for wine kept her afloat e as a sales representative. Yet, Wood found - she received more compliments on her hande made earrings than sales. “It made me wish for a reality where I was e the one making what I was selling,” Wood red r t , See Us For GENUINE , FACTORY k

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members. “The compliments I received about those earrings meant more to me than the sales ever did.” A few years later, she also found that wishes come true even in unfortunate circumstances. Wood’s career came to halt when she endured a terrible car accident. While in the hospital, her family handed her a notepad to draw and sketch, to help with healing and keep her focused. Her imagination began to soar, and after a clean bill of health, she started He + Me Apparel. At first, she made scarves, dresses and belts to sell to local boutiques up and down the East Coast. “One night about a year ago, I designed a bracelet in my workroom,” she says. “I got the same excited feeling I did years earlier with those earrings.” Kopious Collection was born, under the He + Me Designs umbrella. Wood’s designs dance in Bohemian flair, with the use of solid raw brass and copper, embellished with pendants made from brass gilded and locally found sharks teeth, turquoise, quartz, agate, and even deer skin lace tassels. Local stores like Island Passage and Aqua Fedora, as well as The Undertoe Project in Surf City and Islands by Amity in the Outer Banks, carry the wares. Wood constructs each piece specifically for the shop’s clientele. Her tassel earrings, offered in four styles, have been bestsellers, while the unisex jewelry in local men’s

shop Bloke is making waves, and vagabond bracelets at Sugarbritches in Holden Beach have found a large following. “My take on the brass gilded shark’s tooth necklace and Kopious Kuff bracelet are a close second [in sales,]” Wood says. Her dreams are coming true in more ways than one, too. During Charleston’s Fashion Week 2013, Wood showcased Kopious on upcoming designer Karen Hulse’s models. CNN picked up one of the photos in its coverage, offering Wood national attention. Likewise, Hulse will move on to become one of 12 designers showcased on season 12 of “Project Runway,” airing July 17th on Lifetime. Hulse contacted Wood to continue their working partnership. “I had five days to make as many pieces I could for Karen,” Wood says. “They had to be pronounced and fashion-forward, yet remain a bit on trend to hopefully be seen by the likes of super model Heidi Klum, fashion icon Tim Gunn, fashion designer Zac Posen and a host of celebrity judges. All I can think about is that so much time, determination and love has gone into those designs, so no matter what, I will be ecstatic to see one piece for just a second show up on national television.” Meaning plentiful, abundant and literal, Wood’s jewerry line has a fitting representation for her new, old role. Changing a “c” to a “k” seemed apropos, too.

“Kopious just spoke to me,” she says. “It describes the dreams I had, the lessons I’ve learned, and the love I have for art and design. I simply switched the letters to represent my husband’s nickname for me, ‘K,’ to add a personal touch.” Kopious Jewelry can be purchased at local stores and online at www.kopiousjewelrycollection.com. Wood customizes orders, as well.

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Wilmington is known for its insane amount of watering holes per capita; in fact, at one point, the city was rated as one of the top 10 drunkest in America, according to a survey analysis in 2011 from MainStreet. Yep, we can hang our hat on that pint! It is no wonder the Red Bus Tour of Wilmington has made the 2013 Hot List for a night out of bar-hopping. This is Wilmington’s first ever double-decker bar tour inspired by the traditional English-style buses. The tour entails four bars and a night (or day) of entertainment. For their upcoming shindigs on July 20th, 7 p.m., and July 21st, 11:30 a.m., organizer and owner of VIP Limo, Chris Livingston, says, “We will be hitting Banks Channel, Dirty Martini, Courts and Sports and Satellite.” “What makes this tour interesting is the ex-

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perience of riding around on an open-bus, like a bar crawl with someone entertaining you,” Livingston explains. In addition, there will be give-a-ways, like beer holders, t-shirts and even a three-hour limo service. The bus will host the tours throughout the fall and again next spring. The company plans to do a bar crawl every month, and Livingston

said he’s had more places interested in getting involved. Each tour will host different bars from the previous one. ”We decided it would be a good combination [of] different bars [on the first tour],” Livingston notes. “Banks Channel is more of a beach-y bar. Courts and Sports has the volleyball courts. Dirty Martini is upscale. And Satellite is a great bar off the downtown beaten path.” The idea for the tour came from a gentleman that builds double-decker busses in Philadelphia. Livingston thought it would be a perfect fit for Wilmington. “I went to talk to Mayor

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On the height of Sriracha hot sauce’s fame, the world of mixology is taking heat to the tongue by way of cocktail rather than grub. Globally, Stoli now produces “Hot Jalapeno” flavored vodka, while the makers of Tabasco teamed up with a Mexican tequila to create a spicy take on the traditional margarita ingredient. Locally, trendy spots are putting their own twist on fiery cocktails, too. The Bento Box (1121 Military Cutoff Road) and The Dirty Martini (1904 Eastwood Road Suite 109) both offer mango-jalapeno martinis. Likewise, The Bento Box combines fruit and heat in its Raspberry Thai Chili martini. The blend of fruit and spice gives a balance of two differing flavors—not too sweet, not too hot—and a satisfying heat that lingers after each sip. At Cameo 1900, the “1900 Cougar” drink features a mix of Stoli, olive juice, hot sauce, and blue cheese-stuffed olives for a liquid spin on Buffalo wings, sans chicken. Though the peppery trend in cocktails perhaps isn’t a surprise given the classic heat of a Bloody Mary (and our tendencies to light shots of alcohol on fire—Flaming Dr. Pepper, anyone?) we’ll still indulge in the fad. As chefs become more creative in the kitchen and diners more bold in their order-placing, mixologists are tagging along with the use of savory ingredients to make drinking a more culinary experience.

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This summer just got hotter, literally, with Bikram yoga. With 26 postures and two breathing exercises, Bikram yoga is designed to challenge, invigorate and rejuvenate—all in a heated room with a high level of humidity, something most of us Southerners should be used to by now. The outcome: relieve stress and shed some pounds. Bikram Choudhury, the founder of the yoga style, states, “If you have a healthy spine,

you have a healthy life.” That is what Barbara Brutzman and her husband, owners of Wilmington Bikram Yoga, have concentrated on since opening the studio at 5424 Oleander Drive in June 2012. They initially wanted to open in Florida, but while driving there, they experienced car trouble in Wilmington. Essentially, they fell in love with the area. Bikram yoga is the original “hot” yoga. Based on traditional Hatha yoga, Bikram has the same mental and physical benefits of standard yoga. It does focus more on prevention of injury and detoxing, therefore providing a complete workout. Standard yoga classes emphasize breathing, meditation and physical postures designed to improve one’s well-being. Yet, the average temperature of a Bikram yoga studio is over 105 degrees. The heat increases flexibility, which causes muscles to reach a wider range of motion. The duration of each class is 90-minutes. “By the end, you will have worked every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, internal organ, and gland while systematically moving fresh, oxygenated blood throughout the body,” Brutzman details. “The 26 postures and two breathing exercises work cumulatively to put the body back in balance.” Students who attend their classes see results in increased mental focus, stamina and wellbeing. Similar to other sports, it forces one to push herself and is something everybody can do despite body type. “It’s very satisfying in your practice to do a posture you thought you would never be able to do, or go deeper,” Brutzman continues. “Like golf or tennis, even running, it’s awesome to see the improvements in your practice and mental focus.” Brutzman has taught this form of yoga to people from 9 to 86 years of age. “I’ve even taught multiple people in wheelchairs—anybody can do this yoga,” she tells enthusiastically. As far as plans for the future, Brutzman would love to see the physical practice in the school system. Plus, they donate 1percent of their profits each month to a local organization, which alters monthly. Currently the company has a community class every Sunday afternoon for only $6 per (cash only; see full schedule at www.wilmingtonbikramyoga.com). “We are working with Step Up For Soliders to try and get more soldiers and their families into the hot room because it’s such a great stress reliever,” Brutzman states.


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to-docalendar events BOARDWALK BLAST arolina Beach Boardwalk Blast, feat. live music 6:30-9:30pm, Thursday nights at Gazebo. Fireworks at 9pm. 7/18, Eastbound; 7/25, Scearcegketner w/Chris Bellamy; 8/1, Dogs Ave; 8/8, Bibis Ellison Band. • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm: Family Night, featuring bouncehouse, kids’ activities, variety shows and more! Cash Bingo, Wed., 7-9pm. UNCW ALUMNI AFTER WORK MEETING 7/18, 5:30-7:30pm at Dockside Restaurant & Marina:The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter invites you to join alumni and friends for a relaxing evening on the water. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and Seahawk-style door prizes! Register online: www. uncw.edu/alumnitix before 7/15. www.uncw.edu/ alumniupdate to view your alumni record and make changes. CF ROLLERGIRLS Scavenger Hunt, downtown Wilmington, 7/20. Hunt individually or in teams of 2-4. No defined route, some check-points are worth more than others. Teams need to stay together, and will only get passport stamped for check-ins if everyone is present. No need to go to all the checkpoints, but the more you get to the more points you collect. Participants need to take a picture of themselves (or write an answer to the checkpoint questions) at each checkpoint to collect points, and at some checkpoints have an opportunity for bonus points. Details and checkpoint locations clues given on hunt day. Rain or shine. All ages; limited registration. Wear a costume for an extra 5 points immediately in

the spirit of good times!Grand prize Best of Downtown Gift Basket and trophy. Individual Registration: $15 Teams 2-4; $10 per team member. Registration and Passport Handout at Station 21 (21 N. Front St.), 1-2pm. • Scavenger Hunt: 2-4pm ª Winner Announcement, 4:15pm. SUMMER BRIDAL EXPO Summer Bridal Expo 2013 at Hilton Wilmington Riverside onSun., 7/21, noon-3pm. Over 40 of the finest wedding professionals will be on hand to help out with wedding plans. Great giveaways, too, like tuxes for the groom, best man and two ushers from Mens Wearhouse, bridal makeover by Clinique for the bride, maid of honor and four bridesmaids, a two-night three-day romantic getaway at the Hampton Inn, Savannah, Georgia and more. www.carolinaweddingguide.com GROWN UP GAME NIGHT Grown-up Game Night, 7/26, 7-10pm.CF Museum members $5; $7 non-members.Bring some friends, grab some appetizers and a seat, and get your game on! Try your hand at new and old favorites— from Battleship to Spades to brand new games. Includes great games, snacks and drinks, and a visit to our exhibits. 814 Market St. DREAM DOLL The Urban Surge Magazine will be throwing an event called Dream Doll Paradise Model Beach Party, Sat., 7/27 at Fibbers 1410 Pavillion Place $10admission doors open at 10pm $50 limbo contest. Cicely Pringle: 910-431-8921. DOWNTOWN ILM FASHION WALK Downtown ILM’s Fashion Walk feat. nine boutiques, offering exclusive deals and first dibs on

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new styles, first Thurs. every month through Sept. 8/1 and 9/5, 5-9pm. Incl. Aqua Fedora, The Wonder Shop, Island Passage, Return Passage, Luxe, aMuse, Edge of Urge, GLAM and Momentum Surf & Skate Shop. UNCW MIXER UNCW Health and Applied Human Sciences Alumni Mixer on Thurs., 8/1, 6-8pm, at Wrightsville Beach Marina and Yacht Club UNCW invites you to join fellow Health and Applied Human Sciences alumni and faculty for a relaxing evening on the water. Complimentary appetizers, refreshments and great Seahawk company! Register online at www.uncw. edu/alumnitix before 7/28.

charity/fund-raisers STEP UP N STYLE 7/20, 6pm: Fashion show presented by Showtime Productions, feat. fashions by Dillard’s, ZBoutique, Payne & Association, Basic Blacl Boutique, and designer Kelly Oden. Fund-raiser for Faith Institute of Enterpreunership. Community Art Center, 120 S. 2nd St. $15. Door prizes. 910-381-5367. PRETTY THINGS FASHION SHOW 7/26, 6:30pm: Shiang-ling Bissonnette of Mrs.BeeHaving Photography is hosting Pretty Things—a curated show of fashionable undergarments and accessories from Adam and Eve. Khalilah Olokunola of A Boxed Event, Dawn Marie Calin, model director/advisor, and Audra Vogel and The Stylist Studio team willpresent a show with a mission on empowering women regardless of shape, size, or ethnicity while offering support for Operation Pretty Things, Inc. The nonprofit’s mission is to love and empower women who have been victimized by domestic violence in a tangible way. GA $8/person (online) and $10/door. VIP $15, reserved seating and early admission with pretty totes, musical styling of Dogs Avenue. Show feat. local DJs and musicians.The Balcony on Dock, 33 S Front St., #3.910-548-4133 or info@mrsbeehaving.com. http://thembhshow. eventbrite.com. CAPE FEAR LITERACY LUNCHEON 8/1, 11:30am-1pm: Cape Fear Literacy Council and sponsor First Federal proudly announce the 4th Annual Literacy Luncheon featuring the return of CFLC’s Group Readers performing selections from Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Pine Valley United Methodist Church located at 3788 Shipyard Blvd. A plated lunch, silent auction, performance by students from CFLC’s Group Readers program and the opportunity to learn more about The Cape Fear Literacy Council. Table of 8 Sponsorship: $250.Single: $35 LAST CHANCE FOR WHITE PANTS Don’t miss the party of the summer! The Last Chance for White Pants Gala is 7 p.m. until midnight on Friday, Aug. 30, at Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Tickets are $100 and include live music by Motown, funk, soul and hip-hop band, Mo’ Sol; heavy hors d’oeuvres; beer and wine; and silent and live auctions. Put on by the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, event proceeds benefit nonprofit Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. www. hospicewhitepants.org or call the event hotline at 910.796.8099 ext. 6. Guest packages and sponsorships start at $500, and include a guest room for

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two at the Hilton. RSVP by Fri., 8/23. 3RD ANNUAL CARE PROJECT GALA 3rd Annual CARE Project Gala, hosted by Frances Weller and Johnnie Sexton, 6-11pm, Sat., 9/21. The Terraces on Sir Tyler, 1826 Sir Tyler Dr. Over 20 Wilmington area restaurants donating amazing food, cash bar and beer donated by Good Vibes Brewing with wine donated by Country Vintner. Featured entertainment by Bibis Ellison Tickets: Peelle/ janpeelle@aol.com or 704-996-8244

theatre/auditions THEATRENOW “Murder on the Set,” every Friday thru August. Doors at 5:30pm. Show starts at 6:30pm. Tickets $42/$30. Includes 3-course meal with choice of entrée. • Country Cookin’ with the Good Ole Boys (through 8/10). • Jazz Brunch with Nina Repeta, Sun., 7/14. • One Year Anniversary Party, 7/20, TBD • Reading Series, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19. • Jazz Brunch with Galen & Lisa, Sun., 8/11. • TBD-Pineapple Shaped Lamps Dinner Show, Fri & Sat. nights starting 8/16. TheatreNOW, 10th and Dock streets. www.theatrewilmington. com OPERA HOUSE THEATER CO. Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Rent: Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Set in the East Village of New York, this classic musical tells the unforgettable story of a group of young artists falling in love, finding their voices, and living for today. Loosely based on the Puccini opera, La Boheme; the tuberculosis plague of the late 19th century is replaced by the modern-day plague of AIDS. Directed and choreographed by Kendra GoehringGarrett. 7/19-21. Shows at 8pm, except for Sun. matinees, 3pm. Main Stage Thalian Hall. Tickets: $25, (910) 632-2285 or thalianhall.com BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Brunswick Little Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast,” 7/26-28 and 8/2-4, Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Based on the popular animated 1991 film of the same title. The score for the film was written by Alan Mencken and Howard Ashman. Based on the French fairy tale “La Belle et La Bete”, the story centers on a young prince who is transformed into a Beast by an enchantress, and Belle, a young woman he imprisons. In order to become human again, the Beast must love Belle, and she must love him in return. 7:30pm and 3pm Sundays. Adults, $17; students over 12 (with ID for college students), $12; children 12 and under $6. (910) 755-7416 or 1-800754-1050 ext. 7416. BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATER Thursday Night Live Improv with the Fruity Oaty Bars this and every Thursday. Free show where you find out what the actors are going to do at the same time as the actors! Doors, 7:30; hilarity, 8pm. • “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” written by “Easy A,” screenwriter Bert Royal and directed by Steve Coley, 8/9-11, 16-18 & 2325. 111 Grace St. 910-341-0001

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comedy JOKES ‘N’ SMOKE Every first Monday of the month will feature a standup comedy showcase Hosted by Brian Granger, performances by Reid Clark, Colton Demonte and many more of Nutt Street Comedy Club’s finest. 3021 Market St. Arabian Nights Hookah Bar.9pm; free or $3 nonsmoking fee. BYOB. NUTT STREET COMEDY ROOM Wed. Nutt House Improv, 9pm ($2) • Thursday Open Mic Night, 9pm (no cover) • Friday/Saturday National touring comedians 8pm & 10pm. 6/28-29 Tone Bell. www.nuttstreet.com. HAROLD NIGHT Tuesday Harold Night: Troupes perform a 20-25 minute ‘Harold’ long-form improv. After the show, folks can come onstage and join the other improvisers in an improv jam! No experience necessary! 8pm. Old Books on Front St., 249 N. Front St.

music AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES Airlie Concert Series lineup, first and third Friday of the month from May until September: 7/19, Jack Jack 180; 8/2, The 360 Degrees; 8/16, Grenoldo Frazier; 9/6, Stardust; 9/20, The Imitations. $8 for adults, $2 for children, and free for Airlie members. www.airliegardens.org. DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN The eighth annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening through August 30. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess and Market Streets. 7/19 ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute • 7/26 Big Wooly Mammoth: Widespread Panic Tribute • 8/2 Ill Communication w/ Wrong Way: Tribute to the Beastie Boys and Sublime • 8/9 On The Border: Ultimate Eagles Tribute • 8/16 The Waiting: A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • 8/23 Draw The Line: The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute Show • 8/30 – Departure: The Journey Tribute Band. SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOPS Summer Jazz Workshops, through 7/19, for middle- and high-school students.The UNCW Summer Jazz Workshop has established itself as the premier summer workshop for jazz study in NC for high-school student musicians. Directed by noted music educator Frank Bongiorno, the summer jazz workshop provides students an opportunity not only to mingle with and learn from gifted educators and professional performers on the UNCW faculty, but also to enjoy an intensive week-long event of music mak- ing and jazz study in an intimate and supportive environment. The workshop covers virtually every aspect of jazz study and provides ample opportunities to work one-on-one with jazz faculty and guest artists. Frank Bongiorno, director bongiornof@uncw.edu: 910-962-3395 ROOFTOP REGGAE PARTY 7/25: Come out to Level 5, Wilmington’s premier rooftop bar, for the Rooftop Reggae Party presented by HRB Movement. The good vibes, 9pm-2am, first 20 ladies receiving a free drink. There will be plenty of shirt, backpack, & poster giveaways as well as drink specials, dancing, and love. Come enjoy the best vibes of the summer. FT. FISHER FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Free summer concert music series, Fr. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area, 2nd and 4th Fridays JuneAugust, 6:30-8:30pm. 7/26, Justin Fox Trio; 8/9, South of K; 8/23, Mako Band. SURF CITY CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Surf City Parks & Recreation 2013 Concerts in the Park, at Sounside Park, Inclement weather location: Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr., 6-8pm. • 7/26, Lynn Hargrove & Friends. CAPE FEAR BLUES FEST 7/26, 5:30pm: Cape Fear Blues Cruise with guitarist/harpist/songwriter Randy McQuay II and Russ Wilson & His Mighty Men and Mojo Collins; three decks and three bars, with heavy appetizers and a blues-filled sunset. $53 ea. Post party at The Rusty Nail (1310 South 5th St), 9pm, w/“Fat Bastard Blues Band,” winners of the Cape Fear Blues Challenge, who will headline the ever-popular blues party (cover charge may apply). • Sat., 7/27, Free blues workshop for all ages at Finkelstein Music (6 South Front St.), 11am. Jake Horton (guitar) and Vince Stout (bass/percussion). • 4pm, local and regional players provide an afternoon of live blues under the tent at The Rusty Nail. • 8pm: Ziggy’s by the Sea (208 Market St.) hosts Sat. Night Blues Party w/ Mojo Collins opening for James Armstrong (“Blues at the Border” (2012)). $10 in advance (online at www.capefearblues.org) or at the door the night of the show ($15 ea.). The Rusty Nail: Brett Johnson’s Blues Revue, 9pm-1am. • 7/28: All day blues jam at noon under the tent at The Rusty Nail, hosted by the Cape Fear Blues Society. Beverages and food will be available for sale all day. Musicians can reserve a slot: 910-350-8822. www.capefearblues.org THE F.R.O.G. PROJECT The F.R.O.G. Project, Sat., 7/27, 6-8pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Grace St. Tickets: $10. Delicacies will be served. More info: Fozer Kelly, 910443-6354 or Karen Graham 910-520-9113. SACRED HARP SINGING 7/28, 2-4pm, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of an 1844 songbook called The Sacred Harp. Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. The music is loud, vigorous and intense. Learn more: fasola.org. Held in collaboration with WHQR at Cameron Art Museum, corner of 17th St. Ext and Independence Blvd. www.cameronartmuseum. com. PENGUIN CONCERTS 98.3 The Penguin presents at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre their summer concert series: • Mon., 7/29: Trampled By Turtles w/ The Devil Makes Three, 5-10:30pm. Tickets $20/adv. or $25/day of • Fri., 8/2: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, 6-10:30pm. Tickets $40/adv or $47/day of. All ages; children under 5 free. Tickets at Gravity Records, Momentum Surf & Skate and online at www.983thepenguin.com. TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC JAM All musicians welcome to join us in learning and playing Irish traditional music: reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas. Every Saturday afternoon at the Dubliner at 1756 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington (across from Greenfield Park). MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Cameron Art Museum music series, 7pm on Thursdays. Music held in CAM’s lovely Courtyard weather permitting, indoors if not. CAM’s café is open for Thursday evening meals and refreshments featuring a signature drink celebrating the Courtyard series. Members $5 or non, $10. 8/1: Whiskey Creek, bluegrass/Americana. www.cameronartmuseum. com. WECT SOUNDS OF SUMMER The Town of WB hosts the WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts at Wrightsville Beach Park. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets for an evening of music and fun! The concerts will be each Thursday evening from 6:30-8pm, , continuing through

8/8 (no concert 7/4). 910-256-7925 or www. townofwrightsvillebeach.com . BOOGIE IN THE PARK Spend your Sunday evenings this summer enjoying free, live music by the sea. The Town of Kure Beach will be hosting “Boogie in the Park” every Sun., 4-7pm, through 9/1. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and your boogie shoes as you head down to Kure Beach Ocean Front Park for some family-friendly entertainment! www.townofkurebeach.org or call Kure Beach Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.

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COUNTERPOINTS Counterpoints showcases the recent works of Wilmington artist Betty Brown and Catherine C. Martin of Apex, NC. The exhibition will feature Italian landscapes in oil by Betty Brown and Catherine Martin’s acrylic paintings of various subjects, including landscapes, still life and figurative studies. Hangs through 7/20. 201 Princess St. www.newelementsgallery.com BRUNK AUCTIONS Brunk Auctions will have a sale of a handful of unique paintings by Claude Howell and Minnie Evans, July 20th. Preview: Fri., July 19th, 1-8pm., by appointment only. (828) 254-6846. www.brunkauctions.com 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 afterhours celebration of art and culture, from 6-9pm, every fourth Friday of the month through 2013. Dates: 7/26, 8/23. Rhonda Bellamy at 910-3430998, 221 N. Front St. Suite 101. www.artscouncilofwilmington.org FROM AFRICA TO AMERICAN “From Africa to American”—an exhibit of original oil paintings by Wilmington, NC native, Harry L. Davis, at the Art Factory, 721 Surry St. 7/26-8/28, w/artist reception on 7/26, 9-11pm. Live music! Considered by many to be one of the premier African-American artist in the country, Davis’ original oil paintings are owned by many noted celebrities, such as, Mr. Denzel Washinton, Ms. Halle Berry, and the late Ms. Nell Carter. IMAGES OF DISTINCTION Cape Fear Camera Club’s “Images of Distinction” at the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts. Throughout the CFCC season, six competitions are held and over 100 images receive ribbons for their outstanding photographic qualities. For each competition, a guest photographer, educator, or artist critiques the images and then awards gold, blue, and red ribbons. At the end of the season, the winning images are sent to an outside judge for a final, end-of-year judging for collection of

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the best photographs of the season. Also, works by club members from the Photographic Society of America competitions over the past season. Public reception, 7/26, 6:30-8:30pm, Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market St. in Wilmington. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free, though a donation is appreciated. WORKS ON PAPER ACME Art Studios, 711 N. 5th Ave., presents Works on Paper, feat. artists Michelle Connolly, Fritzi Huber and Jonathan Summit. Diverse approaches to art-making, keeping one thing in common: the varied use of paper as a support surface. Mixed media series of masks by Connolly; Huber’s handmade paper expresses the idea of where the water meets the trees; Summit’s watercolors. Hangs through July. QUILTING OUTSIDE THE BLOCKS MC Erny Gallery at WHQR presents Quilting Outside the Blocks: Art Quilts by Maggie Earley. A delightful look at Maggie Earley’s contemporary picture quilts, constructed with a variety of textiles and embellishments, and extraordinary fiber arts. The Warwick Building at 254 N. Front St. WHQR 91.3fm, broadcasting out of Wilmington, is the only public radio station for southeast North Carolina. Hangs through July. DAVID MCCUNE AND SANDRA DEE Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, will be featuring artists David McCune and Sandra Dee in their art gallery. McCune works in metal sculpture, metal wall art, watercolors, photography, acrylic, jewelry and custom furniture. Dee expertly paints it all. www.silvercoastwinery.com or (910) 287-2800. WILD BIRD AND GARDEN Wild Bird and Garden nature art exhibit featuring Karen Hicks through 8/31. Paintings of birds, landscapes and more, available for viewing and purchase. 3501 Oleander Dr. Hanover Center. Artist reception w/light refreshments, Thurs., 8/1, 6:308pm. ACES GALLERY North Carolina Arts Council of Wilmington presents a glass and painting show of work by Niki Hildebrand including her largest glass panel yet. Open regular business hours of Arts Council 9-5pm and for 4th Friday Gallery Night 6-9pm. Come see the

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 910-3282488. topsailmissilesmuseum.org. NC AQUARIUM Canoeing the Salt Marsh at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher , Sat., 9am, 7/20, 27 and 8/3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 3-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Crabbing, seining, or birding. Must be able to swim; ages 8 and up, must be accompanied by two adults. $25/ articipant. Admission not included. • Aquarist Apprentice, Sat., 2pm, 7/20, 27 and 8/3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Open to 10 participants, ages 10 and up (14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.) $25, ages 13 and older, $23, ages 10-12. Admission included. Pre-reg rqd. • Surf Fishing Workshop Tues., 8am, 7/23, 30 and 8/6, 13, 20, 27. 3-hr. workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. Equipment and bait provided. Rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Ages 10 and up. $15; admissionnot included. • Behind the Scenes Tour, daily, 11:15am, and Tues/Thurs/Sat, 3:15pm through 8/31. Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. Ages 8 and up (8-14 must be accompanied by guardian). $15 for ages 13 and older, $13 for ages 8-12; admission included. Pre-reg rqd. • Extended Behind the Scenes Tour, M/W/F, 2pm, through 8/31. Get a birds-eye view of this 235,000 gallon tank as sharks, stingrays, moray eels, and other fish swim below! Ages 8 and up (8-14 w/a parent or guardian). $20 for ages 13 and older, $18 for ages 8-12; admission included. Pre-reg rqd. 910-458-7468 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher. CIVIL WAR ACTIVITIES


1st North Carolina Company E, 7/20, 10am-2pm; free and open to the public. The third Saturday of every other month the 1st North Carolina Co. E will be drilling or working on the historic Battle of Forks Road site on CAM’s museum’s grounds. Come meet and speak with the re-enactors who enjoy discussing why they’re still interested in the Civil War. Corner of Independence Blvd and 17th St. Ext. www.cameronartmuseum.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 or www.bellamymansion.org. 503 Market St. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM Exhibits: Through 9/29: Attack of the Bloodsuckers! Stinky feet can make you more attractive...to a hungry mosquito, that is! Explore the science of what’s eating you with Attack of the Bloodsuckers! Visitors will discover the biological wonders of sanguinivores — creatures that eat blood — through encounters with interactive activities and vibrant graphics. Also, helpful hints and simple recautions for avoiding these sometimes annoying creatures. • Collection Selections: Breakfast (through 7/14): View a selection of artifacts that document how Wilmingtonians made breakfast at home and also represent the Port City’s breakfast eateries of the past and present. See how breakfast preparation has changed yet remained the same over the last

two centuries. • Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear (through 10/27): Take a photographic journey of southeastern North Carolina...a region rich with diverse habitats, wildlife, culture, and history. Featuring more than 100 printed and digital works by Cape Fear Camera Club members. Hours: 9am5pm through 9/10; Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. • Night at the Museum: Explore life after dark in the Lower Cape Fear as you creep through Cape Fear Museum on Sat, 7/20, 6-9pm. Families will venture through the Museum, investigate hands-on science activities and meet live animals. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher will use turtles, frogs and alligators to teach you how to be a nocturnal wildlife researcher; examine live raptors including a red-tailed hawk and great horned owl with the Carolina Raptor Cente; harness the power of magnetic forces to make your very own UFOs levitate; Cape Fear Shag Club will offer a shag demonstration; and more! $6/person; $3/museum members. Memberships available on event day. Night at the Museum is sponsored by Connect A Million Minds, a Time Warner Cable initiative. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367. www.capefearmuseum. com. CAMERON ART MUSEUM Exhibits: Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s ‘Treme’—Fine, hand-sewn beadwork, archival-quality costume technique and brilliantly colored feathers, all done by Wilmington native Alonzo Wilson, Exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits, as well as design sketches. Organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. The Mardi Gras Indians are deeply rooted in shared cultures and symbiotic relationships which developed between the Native Americans and the escaped slaves they aided. On display

through 11/3. • “Here & Now: A Decade of Contemporary Acquisitions” through 7/21. Focuses on an exploration of contemporary acquisitions to the permanent collection since the establishment of the Cameron Art Museum in 2002. Some of the most famous artists in the exhibition are Romare Bearden, Sam Francis, Donald Sultan, Mark Flood, Viola Frey, Leonard Baskin, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Jim Dine and the newest acquisition by Shahzia Sikander.• Pancoe Art Education Center’s Seagrove and Contemporary Pottery in the Exhibition Cases • CAM Public Tours, Thursdays, 7:30pm, w/admission. Explore what’s new and on view.Open late on Thurs. until 9pm. Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues-Sun,11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www. cameronartmuseum.com or 910-395-5999. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Mon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and Mini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., Toddler Time, 10am; and Adventures in Art, 3:30pm • 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. • Mud Day, 8/9-10, 9am-1pm • www.playwilmington.org WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information

about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. 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 Children’s Hall, and spectacular model layouts. House in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. By reservation, discounted group tours, caboose birthday parties, and afterhours meetings or mixers. Story Time on 1st/3rd Mondays at 10:30am, only $4 per family and access to entire Museum. Admission only $8.50 adult, $7.50 senior/military, $4.50 child age 2-12, and free under age 2. North end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. Phone 910-763-2634, website www.wrrm.org.

LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. www.latimerhouse.org

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-

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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. BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life is experienced through historical interpretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570. burgwinwrighthouse.com.

tend college, and supports the general fund at each participating school. In the past 26 years, the event has raised $1,063,708 with over 500 local students receiving scholarships. Participating schools include: New Hanover, Laney, Hoggard, Ashley, South Brunswick, West Brunswick, Whiteville, Wallace-Rose Hill, South Columbus, and Jacksonville. Fri., 8/16, Legion Stadium on Carolina Beach Rd. The cheerleading showcase starts at 5pm, and the football games start at 5:45. Admission is $6 at the gate, or tickets may be purchased in advance for $4 at any local BB&T Bank after 8/1.

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HALYBURTON PARK Summer Nature Series, Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St., 341-0075. Pre-reg. rqd. www.halyburtonpark.com. Shark Attack, Wed, 7/17 6:30-7:30pm, $5. Any closer and you just might get bit! This program brings sharks to life through engaging activities and interactive props. By the end of the program, participants will understand what it takes to be an amazing predator. Presented by the N.C. Aquarium.

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PILATES CERTIFICATION Full Apparatus and Mat Pilates Certification, In Balance Pilates Studio. 225 hour certification program teaches you to teach the traditional Pilates method of the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector up to an intermediate level and prepares you to teach private sessions, semi-private sessions and group classes. Teaching techniques, basic anatomy, advancements and modifications are covered to enhance your teaching abilities. 30 hour pre-certification starts 7/20; precert II, 8/10. Cert I begins 9/14; II, 10/5; III, 11/2; IV, 12/7; V, 1/11/2014. A written exam will take place on Saturday of Weekend IV. Practical exam will take place on Weekend V. $350 due by 7/1; full pay $2950 due on 7/20; or four Payments of $750 due 7/20, 8/10, 9/14 and 10/5. 910-228-9112 or info@pilatesinbalance.com CORE ROWING Core Rowing Class: $18/class, 5:45-6:45pm. Tues/ Thursd. Email to reserve class. Crossfit Reignited 165 Vision Dr Unit B . crossfitreignited@gmail.com SENIOR’S 55+ BASKETBALL LEAGUE Plays Mon/Wed evenings through the summer at the Wilmington Family YMCA. Try-outs and practices are currently Tue/Thurs mornings 10am at the Y. 910-251-9622 x229. 2710 Market St. FOOTBALL JAMBOREE 10 high school football teams from Southeastern NC participate in this annual scrimmage game to kick off the school year. Money raised from the event funds scholarships for local students to at-

CAM FILMS Bury the Hatchet (2011, 86 min.), 7/18, 7pm. $5$10, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. A portrait of three Mardi Gras Indian “Big Chiefs” from New Orleans, the descendants of runaway slaves taken in by the Native Americans of the Louisiana bayous. Enjoy the movie with dinner from CAM Café. Reserve at 910-777-2363 and request table service in the Reception Hall. Corner of Independence Blvd and 17th St. Ext., Cameron Art Museum. www. cameronartmuseum.com. SURF CITY MOVIES IN THE PARK Fridays at sundown at Soundside Park, next to swing bridge (Surf City Community Center for inclement weather, 201 Community Center Dr.). Free, but popcorn and drinks available for purchase. 7/19: Thunderstruck • 8/2: The Pirates: Band of Misfits • 8/16: Here Comes The Boom • 8/30: Escape From Planet Earth. OUR STATE SHORT DOC FILM CONTEST “Our State” magazine announces call for entries for short documentary film contest, Carrboro Film Festival in November. Amateur and professional filmmakers can submit entries for its first-ever short documentary film contest. Winning entry will correspond to the theme “Why I love NC,” include original footage of NC, and last no longer than eight minutes. Creator of the winning submission will receive a $500 cash prize and the chance to screen the film at the Carrboro Film Festival, 11/23-24. Judged by Nic Beery, founder of the Carrboro Film Festival and owner of BeeryMedia.com; Ted Mott, director of production at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; Cynthia Hill, a NC-based filmmaker; and Our State staff. Submissions will be accepted until 9/30. To submit an entry, register at ourstate.com/ documentary-film-contest. FREE MOVIES BY THE SEA Free Movies by the Sea at Carolina Beach Lake Amphitheater. Picnics, blankets, chairs welcome;

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Rivenbark and Virginia Calloway, learning about the tales and songs from Wilmington’s past while going on a walking tour to the settings of some of our local legends. Pre-reg is rqd, fee $25. Latimer House, 126 S. Third St., rain or shine. 910-762-0492.

CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL Cucalorus seeks submissions from filmmakers, choreographers, video artists, vagabonds, vigilantes, and activists for the upcoming 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, 11/13-17. All film submissions are totally free for filmmakers and artists living in New Hanover County. and must include an entry form and an embarrassing receipt (or a drawing of your soul). The entry fee is $25 if postmarked by 6/20, $35 if postmarked by 7/10, and $45 if postmarked by 7/25. www.cucalorus.org or withoutabox.com. Passes for the festival will go on sale 7/1. Early pass sales will receive discounted pricing. Cucalorus, 815 Princess Street, Wilm., NC 28401. (910)-343-5995/comm@cucalorus.org.

THEATRE NOW Children’s Theater Super Saturday Fun Time. Kid’s live adventure and variety show. Saturdays. Doors open at 11am. $8/$1 off with Kid’s Club Membership. Drop off service available.Tickets: www.theatrewilmington.com or 910-399-3NOW

kids’ stuff MS. SUSAN’S ROOM Ms. Susan’s Room, music and arts for creative young minds, feat. Happy Little Singers, early childhood music & movement for ages 6 mo.-6 yrs. Sing, dance and learn through creative play! Tues./ Thurs./Sat., 9:45am. • Happy Bigger Singers, more advanced program for ages 5-7 years, Wed, 9:15 am. • Kids Yoga (Mommy and Me), Wed, 1:30pm. • Art and Crafts Friday, 10am (all ages welcome)! Advanced reservation required (check website for activity, all ages welcome) . All classes: $10/family, $5/ea. add. child. Drop ins welcome, please call ahead. Personal lessons for guitar, piano, ukulele and voice by appt.. Ms. Susan’s Room at the Art Works, 200 Willard St. 910-777-8889 or www.happylittlesingers.com. KIDS AT CAM 7/20, noon-3pm. $3-$5 (adults free). Guest dancers from the Wilmington School of Ballet will perform a dance inspired by our exhibitions! They will also lead fun dance-themed activities for all to enjoy. Fun for the whole family. All ages Welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Parental supervision required at all times. Cameron Art Museum, corner of Independence Blvd and 17th St. Ext. www.cameronartmuseum.com. YMCA KID’S TRIATHLON 11th annual Kid’s Triathlon, Sat., 7/27, 8am, at the Wilmington Family YMCA, 2710 Market St. Open for children ages 5-13 years of age. Distance is determined by age. Space is limited to 200 participants only! www.setupevents.com. Packet pick up will be held on Frid., 7/26, at Dimock & Weinberg Offices, 3505 Converse Dr #175, 4-6pm. Optional informational meeting will be held at 5pm at this location to review details and rules pertaining to the event. PICTURE OF THE PAST Learning Center: Picture of the Past, 7/27, 1-4pm, CF Museum, 814 Market St.Free for members or with admission. Try on clothing from decades and centuries past and explore historic photography. Create your own picture portrait, or “daguerreotype”, as a keepsake. Examine historic photographs to imagine the stories they tell. Make and test out a pinhole scope. Parental participation required. LOWER CF HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAMP he Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Presents: Discover Wilmington Saturday History Camp “The Legends and Lore of the Lower Cape Fear” will be presented by The Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear on 8/10, 8:45-12:30. Saturday morning camp is for students 9-12 years old. Spend the morning with John Golden, Brooks Preik, Tony

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NC HURRICANE HISTORY WITH JAY BARNES NC’s Hurricane History with Jay Barnes, Thurs., 7/18, 7pm, at King Neptune Restaurant,11 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach. A Southport native, and renowned expert in the field of hurricane history, Jay will speak about and sign his latest edition of North Carolina’s Hurricane History, due out June. Charts more than 50 great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record.

WILD BIRD AND GARDEN 7/20: Free program presented by noted ornithologist and co-author of Birds of the Carolinas Dr. James Parnell. Learn all about the birds of prey that can be seen in our area and gain a better understanding of their habitat requirements, foraging and hunting techniques, nesting and mating behaviors, and much more! The program will be held at Temptations Everyday Gourmet, located just six doors down from Wild Bird & Garden, Hanover Center. wildbirdgardeninc@gmail.com

ENVIRONMENTAL BOOK CLUB Cape Fear’s Going Green Environmental Book Club m eets at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N Front St. 8/6: Unbowed: A Memoir (2006) by Wangari Maathai. www.goinggreenpublications.com

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VETERAN CAREER READINESS Free veteran career readiness workshops, hosted by Miller Motte and the Lower Cape Fear Human Resource Association. Every 2nd Tues. of the month, 11am-12pm, until October at the VFW post, 2722 Carolina Beach Rd. Any veteran is able to attend but must RSVP: (910)442-3414.

FINANCIAL PLANNING Financial Planning in an Uncertain World, class will occur over two nights, meeting both Tues., 7/23, 6-8pm. Focus on creating a financial plan for today and tomorrow, and is geared for people who want to create financial security for later in life. Students will learn how to invest in uncertain economic times and how to limit the eroding impact of inflation. They will also learn how to minimize income taxes and how to plan for economic and political instability. Essential legal documents, including common mistakes made with a will; social security benefits, including little known spousal options; and how to choose the age at which to apply for benefits will also be covered. Reg: 910-362-7319. $53 covers the cost of both sessions and any handouts distributed. No textbooks are necessary.

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AVIATION CLASSES CFCC will offer an aviation ground school class for people seeking their private pilot’s license beginning August 12. Ground school is required in order to take the FAA test. Course will provide instruction in general airplane systems, weather, regulations, and flight planning. Registration will be held 8/12, 6:30-7:30pm. Meets 8/12-9/23, Mon/Wed, 6:3010pm at CFCC’s North Campus. $178, including


e the course book. 910-362-7326 or 910-270-5120. g HEALTHCARE BUSINESS INFORMATICS - More job training opportunities are on the way for , local residents at Cape Fear Community College.

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CFCC is working with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and other local medical providers to start a new jobtraining program in response to the growing use of computer networks in the healthcare industry. Starting this fall, CFCC will start a new associate degree program called Healthcare Business Informatics (HBI). Designed to meet the growing need for information technology technicians for the healthcare industry.BI program to fill quickly, so interested students are encouraged to apply early before 8/13. www.cfcc.edu or 362-7281.

, - ARROW FINE ART SUPPLIES , Classes entail learning to draw or paint by an ex- perienced artist (Randy Sellers) that has degrees - from both UNCW and the Angel Academy of Art t in Florence, Italy. Lessons are for beginner and ine termediate students. Ages 13 through adult; $30/ a hour. Held at Arrow Fine Art Supplies on a daily ban sis, Tues.-Fri., beginning at 10:30am. Arrow Fine Art Supplies, 910-399-4248

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. t TOPSAIL BUSINESS EVENTS 7/18, What Employers Need To Know About Labor d Law. Benton Toups, Attorney at Law, Cranfill, Sum, ner, & Hartzog, LLP • Business After Hours: 8/1, The Brass Pelican (Surf City) • 8/15, Top 10 Ways s to Keep Seasonal Guests Engaged After Summer . Season, Susan Johnson with SakiSaki Marketing. Event for members and staff of member businesses of the Topsail Chamber. b FOCUS ON YOU SUPPORT GROUP t Women of Hope presents Focus on You Support i Groups expanding to Duplin and Pender counties. Focused on you 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 Supd port Group is for female cancer patient who is in n any stage of treatment. Caregiver Support Group e is for anyone affected by a loved one’s cancer diag, nosis. Meets same time, twice a month throughout - the year. Friendly Community Baptist Church, 1730 US Hwy. 117, Burgaw. Meets 2nd/4th Thurs, 6:308pm. penelope@womenofhopenc.org. l BEACHREADS BOOKSALE , Load up on light reading at the BeachReads Booky sale, Sat., 7/20, 9am-1pm, at the Northeast Library, t 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. Mass market paperbacks s and some older novels in hardcover are all priced at s 50 cents each for this special one-day sale. Man. s n , o l s -

ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April): The 19th-century Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was a prolific creator who produced 39 operas. Renowned for his lyrical melodies, he was sometimes referred to as the “Italian Mozart.” So confident was he in his abilities that he bragged he could set a laundry list to music. I trust you will have comparable aplomb in the coming weeks, Aries, since you will be asked to do the equivalent of composing an opera using a laundry list for inspiration. This will be a different challenge than making lemonade out of lemons, but it could be even more fun and interesting. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? Or is its more vivid hue just an optical illusion caused by your inability to see the situation objectively? Judging from my analysis of your current astrological omens, I suspect that you’re not deluded. The grass really is greener. But it’s important to note the reason why this is true, which is that there’s more manure over on the other side of the fence. So your next question becomes: Are you willing to put up with more crap in order to get the benefits of the greener grass? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You know the voice in your head that’s kind of a sneaky bastard? The voice that sometimes feeds you questionable advice and unreliable theories? Well, I suspect that this voice might be extra active in the coming week. But here’s the weird thing: It might actually have a sound idea or two for you to consider acting on. For once, its counsel may be based on accurate intuition. So don’t completely lower your guard, Gemini. Maintain a high degree of discernment toward the sneaky bastard’s pronouncements. Also be willing to consider the possibility that this generator of so much mischief could at least temporarily be a source of wisdom.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): We keep milliondollar works of art in well-guarded museums. Paintings created hundreds of years ago are treated with reverence and protected as if they were magical treasures. Meanwhile, beautiful creatures that took nature eons to produce don’t get the same care. At least 5,000 animal-and-plant species are going extinct every year, in large part due to human activities. Among the recently lost works of art are the Madeiran Large White butterfly, West African black rhinoceros, Formosan clouded leopard, golden toad and Tecopa pupfish. I’m asking you not to allow a similar discrepancy in your own life, Cancerian. The astrological omens say that now is a perfect moment to intensify your love for the natural world. I urge you to meditate on how crucial it is to nurture your intercon-

nectedness with all of life, not just the civilized part. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hurry up, please. It’s time. No more waffling or procrastinating. You really need to finish up the old business that has dragged on too long. You really should come to definitive decisions about ambiguous situations, even if they show no sign of resolution. As for those nagging questions that have yielded no useful answers: I suggest you replace them with different questions. And how about those connections that have been draining your energy? Re-evaluate whether they are worth trying to fix. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “This morning I walked to the place where the street-cleaners dump the rubbish,” wrote painter Vincent van Gogh in one his letters. “My God, it was beautiful.” Was he being ironic or sarcastic? Not at all. He was sincere. As an artist, he had trained himself to be intrigued by scenes that other people dismissed as ugly or irrelevant. His sense of wonder was fully awake. He could find meaning and even enchantment anywhere. Your next assignment, Virgo—should you choose to accept it—is to experiment with seeing the world as van Gogh did. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I believe you will undergo a kind of graduation in the next four weeks, Libra. Graduation from what? Maybe from a life lesson you’ve been studying for a while or from an institution that has given you all it can. Perhaps you will climax your involvement with a situation that has made big demands on you. I suspect that, during this time of completion, you will have major mixed feelings, ranging from sadness that a chapter of your story is coming to an end, to profound gratification at how much you have grown during this chapter. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What’s your favorite sin, Scorpio? I’m talking about the mischievous vice or rebel tendency or excessive behavior that has taught you a lot. It may be the case that now and then this transgressive departure from normalcy has had redeeming value, and has even generated some interesting fun. Perhaps it puts you in touch with a magic that generates important changes, even if it also exacts a toll on you. Whatever your “favorite sin” is, I’m guessing you need to develop a more conscious and mature relationship with it. The time has come for it to evolve. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Sagittarian writer and artist William Blake (1757-1827) made drawings of many eminent people who had died before he was born. Julius Caesar was the sub-

ject of one of his portraits. Others included Dante, Shakespeare and Moses. How did Blake manage to capture their likenesses in such great detail? He said their spirits visited him in the form of apparitions. Really? I suppose that’s possible. But it’s also important to note that he had a robust and exquisite imagination. I suspect that in the coming weeks you, too, will have an exceptional ability to visualize things in your mind’s eye. Maybe not with the gaudy skill of Blake, but potent nevertheless. What would be the best use of this magic power? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): How close do you really want to be to the people you care about? I invite you to think about this with unsentimental candor. Do you prefer there to be some distance between you? Are you secretly glad there’s a buffer zone that prevents you from being too profoundly engaged? I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. It might be correct for who you are right now. I merely want to suggest that it’s important for you to know the exact nature of your need for intimacy. If you find that you actually do want to be closer, spend the next four weeks making that happen. Ask your precious allies to collaborate with you in going deeper. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I love your big, energetic thoughts. I enjoy watching as your wild intuitive leaps lead you to understandings that mere logic could never produce. I have benefited many times from the Aquarian tribe’s ability to see angles no one else can discern. In the immediate future, though, I hope you will be a specialist in analyzing the details and mastering mundane mysteries. I’ll be rooting for you to think small and be precise. Can you manage that? I expect there’ll be a sweet reward. You will generate good fortune for yourself by being practical, sensible and earthy. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Is it a river or a creek? Is it a mountain or a hill? It’s important for you to decide questions like these—preferably on the basis of the actual evidence rather than on wishful thinking. I’m not saying that the river is better than the creek or that the mountain is better than the hill. I simply want you to know that it’s important to be clear about which it is. The same principle applies to other experiences you’ll soon have. Is the catalytic person you’re dealing with a temporary friend or a loyal ally? Is the creation you’re nurturing just a healthy diversion, or is it potentially a pivotal element in transforming your relationship with yourself? Is the love that’s blooming a transient pleasure or a powerful upgrade that’s worth working on with all your ingenuity?

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WWII REMEMBERED GROUP Whether a German submarine fired on Kure Beach’s Ethyl-Dow Chemical Plant in 1943 is the topic of Southeastern North Carolina’s World War II Remembered Group, 7/24, at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 South College Rd. Presented by historian Dr. Everard Smith, 10am, following refreshments and fellowship at 9:30. Free event and open to the public. John Nelson at fjn39@ec.rr.com or 399-7020.

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WRIGHSTVILLE BEACH SCENIC TOURS Harbor Night Cruise, nightly, a BYOB booze cruise that follows the path of our popular Harbor Cruise around Wrightsville Beach. Depart from the dock at 8:30pm; return at 9:30pm after an hour of music, dancing, and fun. Cost $25/passenger. • Masonboro Yoga trip every Thurs., 9am. Attendees can expect a relaxing morning on a deserted natural preserve island, incl. a full session of yoga with a professional instructor and free time to explore the beach. The boat returns to our dock at 11:30am. Cost is $35/passenger. All of our tours depart from our dock apart from the Blockade Runner Hotel, 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Also fishing charters, sunset cruises, harbor tours, Masonboro water taxi services, and more. wrightsvillebeachscenictours.com. (910) 200-4002.

OAKDALE CEMETERY TOURS 7/20, 10am-noon: Walking Tour w/Mr. Eric Kozen, Superintendent will take you on a special tour of the cemetery explaining its 150 + year old history. Give you a taste of horticulture specimens along with funerary art and some interesting. Tour canceled in event of inclement weather.

NC MARITIME MUSEUM CRUISES The NC Maritime Museum at Southport’s popular sunset cruise, 7/26, 6:30-8pm, on 52-foot Scuba South II. Wine, cheese, and a beautiful Southport sunset during an evening cruise along the river. From the Yacht Basin, along the river bluff past Southport, with knowledgeable historian narrating. Participants will meet at the Scuba South II dock in the Old Yacht Basin, next to Fishy Fishy Restaurant. $25 for members and $35 for non. (910) 457-0003.

WILMINGTON WATER TOURS 7/26, 9am; 8/11, 11am : Black River CruiseThe Black River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, appx 50 miles long. In recent years, the Black River has returned almost entirely to its natural condition and is now used primarily by sportsmen, hunters, and fisher-

men. The presence A. J. Johnson’s hulk, which sank in 1914, is a reminder of a bygone era. 4hr $55 w/ lunch. • Sunday Brunch Cruise: 8/4, 1pm. The journey is comfortable, relaxing and inspirational. It offers views of unspoiled nature and a variety of wildlife. There is no better way to enjoy a Sunday brunch than out on the Cape Fear River with us! Highlights for this 2-hour cruise, include: Catered Brunch Relaxing and enjoying the afternoon breeze Do-it-yourself Bloody Mary Bar Sights of the waterfront and marine life Live Acoustic Music & Light Narration 2hr $40. Wilmington Water Tours 910-338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.net ABOVE THE SCENES A special 45-minute walking tour from the floor of Fort Fisher to the top of the traverses, along an area normally closed to pedestrians. Tues/Sat, noon. Tickets are $10 for adults and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children 12 and under are free. Site officials say a maximum of 25 tickets will be sold each day. No advance tickets sold. Tour participants are encouraged to have proper walking shoes, sunscreen, and water. Tour dependent on weather conditions and is not ADA accessible. 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach. (910) 458-5538 or www.nchistoricsites. org/fisher. HISTORIC WILMINGTON TOURS Join the Historic Wilmington Foundation on two new guided architectural walking tours. The Streetcar Suburbs Tour showcases Wilmington’s first suburbs, Carolina Place and Carolina Heights. The Forest Hills Tour focuses on architecture and landscape design within Wilmington’s first automobile suburb. Both tours are a great way to experience the Port City’s rich architectural heritage! Every Sat, 10am, through 10/12. Additionally, the Streetcar Suburbs Tour will be held every 1st/3rd Wed. of the month and the Forest Hills Tour will be held every 2nd/4th Wed. of the month. The Streetcar tour begins at 17th & Market at the Coastal Shopping Center and the Forest Hills tour originates at Forest Hills Elementary School, 602 Colonial Dr. $10/person. 1.5 hours so wear comfortable shoes! hwf@historicwilmington.org or 910-762-2511

culinary FARMERS’ MARKETS Fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheese, meats, seafood, honey and more! Schedule: Poplar Grove, Wed, 8-1. Aso features fresh baked goods, pickled okra, peanuts and handcrafted oneof-a-kind gifts such as jewelry, woodcrafts and pottery. Poplar Grove Plantation, 910-686-9518. pgp@ poplargrove.com. www.poplargrove.com • Riverfront Farmers’ Market open on Water St., downtown, every Sat., 8am-1pm. www.wilmingtondowntown.com/ farmers-market • Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market ev-

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COOKING CLASSES Cape Fear Wine and Food Club (memberships $15/ year) classes are demonstrations. All classes include a generous portion of the menu items and wine pairing samples for adults. Takes place at Seasoned Gourmet, 1930 Eastwood Rd. 7/18, 6:30pm: Shrimp on the Barbie with Liz Biro$45. Liz shares her favorite grilled shrimp recipes. • 7/20, 11am: Southern Seaside Supper with Susan Boyles $40. Local summer favorites in one easy-to-prepare meal. • 7/24, 6:30pm: Full-Flavor Vegetarian Cooking with Liz Biro $45. Years of cooking for vegetarian friends have taught Wilmington food writer Liz Biro a thing or two about meatless meals. Get full-flavor tips and recipes. • 7/25, 2pm: Master It: Just the Frosting $30. Hands-on class covering all the basics of making your cake frosting smooth and beautiful, and learning a few tricks for piping embellishments onto the finished product for a nice presentation. Quick & Easy Buttercream Frosting, an offset spatula, pastry bag will be used. Take your spatula and your Baby Cake home to enjoy (serves 2-3). • 7/31, 6:30pm: French Riviera for Foodies with Susan Boyles $45. Menu inspired by classic French cuisine but made with local ingredients. TAPS FOR CHARITY Carolina Brewery will be serving 27 craft beers on tap Sat., 7/20,at Fat Tony’s Italian Pub, 131 N. Front St All proceeds will benefit Wrightsville Beach charity, Hope From Helen (www.hopefromhelen.com). Handcrafted beers, live music, a cornhole tournament with Carolina Brewery Long board Skateboard as Grand Prize and multiple raffles with the drawing for the “Sky Blue Golden Ale” surfboard raffle at 7pm. Fun starts at 11am. wblivesurf.com SERVSAFE ServSafe Food Safety Certification classes. 7/21, 8/6, 8/11, 8/18. All classes are from 9am-5pm. Call or email Jaime Chadwick, ServSafe Instructor & Proctor at 910-617-4791 or jcrisp728@hotmail.com to reserve your seat. TASTE THE OLIVE Monthly Yappy Hour last Wednesday of the month

(6/26)—a monthly party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libation, 6-8pm. • Summer Wine Classes, 6:30pm at The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar. Must be at least 21 w/ID. Space limited reservations rqd. 7/23: Mi Piace il Vino Italiano—Italy leads the world in wine production. Discover how to make the wines of Italy a little less intimidating by learning about the primary grapes along with a bit of geography and the Italian wine classification system. $40/person • 7/30: G-SM—Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre are three noble grape varietals that are widely planted throughout the world, yet underappreciated by most budding wine drinkers. We will explore them individually and blended from various countries, with an eye toward identifying the components of each variety in the blends. $45/ person • 8/13, Sweet and Sticky—Explore the process of making dessert wines around the world, from classic Ports, to single varietal late harvest wines, to ice wine, through light, mildly effervescent sweet wines to finish a dinner or grace a cheese plate. $40/ person. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Upon cancellation, we will contact you by phone and refund your money. Taste The Olive, 1125-D Military Cutoff Rd., The Forum. 910-256OILS(6457)

PORT CITY SWAPPERS Port City Swappers is a monthly food and beverage swap where members of a community share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees, e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs. No cash is exchanged, and no goods are sold. Diversify your pantry and go home happy and inspired while meeting your neighbors! facebook.com/PortCitySwappers. 7/28.

MISS CASTLE HAYNE TEA PARTY/SOCIAL Miss Castle Hayne Tea Party and Ice Cream Social takes place Sun., 7/28, 2-4pm, at St. Stanislaus Parish Hall, 4849 Castle Hayne Rd. Princess tea and party attire please. Silent auction, southern tea fare, entertainment, door prizes, best hat and dressed contest for children; best hat for adults. Adv tickets: $10, misscatlehayne@yahoo.com or 910-264-1812. $15 day of.

PORT CITY RIB FEST 2013 8/9-11: AKA Entertainment and Good Vibes Brewery present Port City RibFest, USS NC Memorial Park, downtown. National BBQ teams, including locals Poor Piggy’s, will sell their BBQ and compete against each other for bragging rights. Music by Earphunk, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. 700 N. Front St. $7 adult, $5 seniors, children free. Lunch admission Fri., 11am-3pm only, $1. Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun, noon-5pm. No pets, weapons, coolers or outside food; lawn chairs welcome. portcityribfest.com

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