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Jodi Ohl unveils new works at Artful Living Group Kicking off with an opening reception on Thursday, June 13th, Carolina Beach’s Artful Living Group welcomes the works of Jodi Ohl. Originally from Lake Erie, the mixed-media artist now resides in the Sandhills of North Carolina, making frequent trips to Wilmington’s coastline to feed her craving for watery inspiration. Her exhibit, entitled “Coastal Reverie,” is a celebration of such a lifestyle. Bright hues like lime green, cyan and hot pink dance around the new canvasses of recycled materials, such as skim boards. Intern Holley Taylor talks with Ohl featured on page 14. Cover and above photos courtesy of Jodi Ohl.

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The Palmgren-O’Quinn House will be moved from S. Channel Drive to beside the Wrightsville Beach Museum June 17th-22nd. Courtesy photo, circa 1972.

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an historic house by barge. Isn’t that an eyecatching sentence? Since its grassroots inception in 1982, the NC Coastal Federation works to portect and restore the coast of our state through education, advocacy and habitat preservation. Its aim is to propel residents to become active in their stewardship to the historic preservation of our state. Their work is quite varied, according to Ted Wilgis, coastal education coordinator for the organization. “From working with towns and communities to restore watersheds, like Hewletts and Bradley creeks through stormwater reduction, to building rain gardens at Alderman and Bradley Creek Elementary schools, to working with the NC Division of Marine Fisheries to enhance and restore over 20 acres of oyster reef habitat in the Cape Fear region, to preserving tracts of land like Morris Landing in Holly Ridge, to being a lead partner with Stop Titan Action Network, the federation is working hard for the communities, habitats and waters of the Cape Fear coast,” he assures. Residing on South Channel Drive since the 1940s, the historic Palmgren-O’Quinn House will be moved by the federation, along with Konrady and Son Construction, Phil Szostak of Szostak Design, Expert House Movers, Atlantic Marine and Diving Contractors, A Structural Guy, Larry Sneeden from Coastal Stormwater Services, Inc. and Keller’s Fire Protection and Security Specialists. They’re relocating the building to Wrightsville Beach Museum from June 17th through the 22nd. It is a story of historic preservation, community support and local businesses rallying around the federation and its integral work. Wilgis was kind enough to fill us in on a few more details. encore (e): Tell us about O’Quinn house’s history. Ted Wigis (TW): The 1946 Palmgren-O’Quinn house was identified as a potential new home for the NC Coastal Federation’s southern region office and as Coastal Education Center more than a year ago. It had been in the O’Quinn family for more than four decades. Robert O’Quinn, former Wrightsville Beach mayor, and his wife were ready to sell the home. Af-

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ter hearing of the federation’s need, they hoped they could help out. The house was sold to the O’Quinn’s neighbors, Mark and Debbie Mitchell. The Mitchells had planned to tear down the house in an effort to rebuild their new home on the adjoining South Channel property. Instead, they agreed to participate in the town’s historic preservation program by donating the Palmgren-O’Quinn home to the federation.

2011, we have been lucky to establish an even stronger partnership with the town and have worked on several water-quality restoration projects around town. The town is centrally located in the southeastern region, providing accessibility to our projects in Onslow, Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties. We also wanted to remain near the coastal resources we work to protect and participate in the historic preservation program. The Education Center will possess coastal significance and coastal heritage. The southeast ree: How and why was this new site selected? TW: The new site at Historic Square is part of the gional staff has rented property for 16 years, but the Town of Wrightsville Beach’s Historic Home Reloca- new home will belong to the entire community. tion Program. The town created the Historic Square adjacent to the town’s municipal complex on Harbor e: What did you discover about moving a house that Island on property which is owned by the US Depart- you never imagined would be worrisome? ment of the Interior, but managed by the town. In TW: From tide schedules, to numerous legal agreean agreement between the federal agency and local ments, to counting power lines that need to be raised, government, the land is to be used only to house non- to asbestos stucco, the project has been incredibly comprofit organizations’ operations. Two other nonprofits plex and a learning experience. Led by Tracy Skrabal and currently sit on the four-lot property: the Wrightsville Mike Giles, both of the federation, the move has gone well thanks to the town and numerous partners. While it Beach Museum of History and the Visitors Center. is a demanding project, the result of having an education e: How long has this planning been in the works? center is well worth it. How long is all of this going to take? TW: The southern region office has been looking for a e: How can the public help you with this project? more permanent home with the capacity for education TW: We invite the public to support the move both in perprograms for over six years. Planning for the project son and online. We encourage people to sign up to get began in 2011, followed up by research, permit appli- updates on this exciting project and details on the exact cations, approvals and contracts in the spring. Demo- move date and time. You can see photos of the progress lition work on the house and preparing it to be moved on our Facebook event page. On the day of the move, family and friends can witness on to the barge began in late April and will continue through the second week of June. The actual house this historic event. Federation members and staff will move will only take two days, one day (really about be watching from several local restaurants and shops. one or two hours) for the barge travel, and one day These locations (and promotional deals!) are announced to move the house off the barge and into the historic daily on our social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. square. Following the move, the renovation process Individuals might also register online to receive updates will begin. We expect to open the new regional office and special “Moving Day” discounts. We will broadcast the move on social medie in real-time. and Coastal Education Center in late 2013. We invite everyone to become a member of the federation to support our investment to the Wrightsville e: Why are you moving the southern region office? TW: The Federation has been renting office space in Beach community. We greatly appreciate the commuThe Landing offices at 530 Causeway Drive in Wrights- nity’s interest in this ambitious project. ville Beach. Since moving to Wrightsville Beach in


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New encore intern details life adjustments from Ireland to southeast America ullivan by Fiona O’S rn encore inte

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to be very foodcentered. Despite beginning to miss my mom’s home-cooked meals and cupcakes on Sundays, I can’t complain about eating out in Wilmington. Admittedly, nothing I’ve cooked so far is anything to brag about. Last week I was invited as a guest to join the Cape Fear Food and Wine Club for a cooking class. This could not have come at a better time since I hadn’t gotten around to doing my grocery shopping. And after my recent cooking fiasco with meatballs, which nearly resulted in burning down the kitchen, it was probably a good thing to get some advice on the culinary arts. After scanning through the menu we were preparing to learn, I think the only thing I could fathom eating was summer salad and parfait. I had no idea what gazpacho or ceviche were. I began to have first-sushi-encounter flashbacks from the week before; I’m not the most courageous person when it comes to trying new food. After finishing up the summer salad and gazpacho—cold soup was quite new to this Irish lass—Chef Kirsten Mitchell of Cameo 1900 began to prepare the main course. She took out fish and squeezed lemons and limes over it before stowing it away in the fridge. After completing our first two courses were done, I sat frozen while watching the chef serve the fish onto plates without so much as turning the nob of the cooker. I searched in vain for some signs of alarm on other faces in my group—nothing. Everyone seemed pleasantly calm about the fish not touching a nice, hot pan. I couldn’t help but wonder if everyone was having too much of a good time they didn’t notice the chef had clearly forgot to cook the fish. My panic-stricken expression must have been quite obvious at this point, because I started to hear Chef Mitchell laugh. I looked up, relieved she had realized her mistake. Instead, she tells me, “I’ll understand if you

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don’t like it; you probably don’t have this in Ireland.” As confusion set in, she assured me: “Don’t worry it’s cooked. The acid from the lemons and limes cook it.” At least I had sushi as a practice-run. Nervously, I tasted a small piece. I was more than happily surprised to find it tasted quite good. In fact, it was very good! Chef was right; raw fish in Ireland isn’t a common dish on the menu. Most friends from home, whom I told the story to, had never heard of ceviche either. We’re used to good ole fish and chips (fries) in the local “chipper.” I’ve yet to find one in America; it seems to be a more of a European thing. But after a night out, or on a cold evening and going to meet up with friends, “chippers” are the best places to go. (If you ever visit Dublin, I recommend you try Burdocks chipper; you won’t be disappointed!) With that said, I can’t guarantee I’ll continue to be so “epi-curious.” I could end up eating something like squid, for Pete’s sake! Yet, trying out new restaurants is always fun. I think I may have found one of my favorites, with half-price entrees and $1 drinks at Might as Well. Also, it’s located beside The Fuzzy Peach, which I know is a major nom place in Wilmington. Only in recent years has frozen yogurt started to blossom in Ireland. One thing I love about this restaurant is you can sit outside and enjoy your meal even in the evening! Back in Ireland we’re lucky if we get one full week of continuous sunshine (ironically, it only seems to occur when students are doing their summer exams). It’s extremely rare to be able to sit outside without freezing, especially after the sun goes down. The weather over here will take some time to get used to. At the moment, I consider it to be very hot out, which apparently, according to the locals, is only barely warm. In Ireland 70 degrees would be considered an absolute “scorcher.” Only once in a blue moon would it ever go beyond 80 degrees. When July and August arrive, I’ll likely be dashing in and out of every shop I pass just for a bit of cool air!


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squill by Mark Ba ibutor encore contr And death and dads return us to the Clyde Edgerton essay that weaves his experiences fathering a 7-year-old with the death of a friend. Reading his piece—and thinking of my baristactor—got me thinking about dads, death and lifetime dreams. I wondered how many kids spent years in therapy because their dads didn’t catch their dreams for them. Near as I can figure, dads aren’t dreamcatchers. Maybe the best any dad can do is what my dad did pretty well: not be a dream-killer. Life has enough death already. Death was a part of one of my dad’s finest fathering hours. I was 22. I received a phone call from my then-girlfriend. She heard on AM radio that my best friend had been killed in a car accident during rush hour. Marcus was a highly touted rowing recruit from California, and our coach appointed me, a local kid, as his welcoming committee. We hit it off and formed a friendship, in which he tolerated my Irish temper and I tolerated his talent for living in a different time zone. We spent the weekend before he died hanging out, eating fried-egg sandwiches, listening to my Springsteen, his Zeppelin and T-Rex, and chatting about how we planned to work our dreams into reality—and of marriages that seemed certain but would never happen. The night Marcus died, Dad got home and asked if I wanted to go for a walk. I nodded. We walked a 3-mile stretch, then another, about 12 miles in all. In that darkness, I’m sure I complained about life’s unfairness. Dad said nothing. He was the same age then I am now. As my kids start swimming in the perilous waters of early adulthood, I often struggle to find the wisdom to walk with them a while, and the wisdom to say nothing well. One of the last questions Dad asked was, “How’d I do? Did I do, OK?” I looked at him, thought of that walk, and his skill at not killing anyone’s dreams, squeezed his hand and nodded, “Absolutely.”

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in memoriam:

Robert West leaves behind legacy of activism, empowerment, good cheer

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ilmington and the documen-

tary film community lost a visionary advocate last week with the passing of Robert West, co-founder and executive director of Working Films. Headquartered in Wilmington, at the firehouse off 5th and Castle streets, Working Films works internationally to connect documentary films with audience engagement to create real and lasting social change. After a very successful career curating film and video for The Mint Museum in Charlotte, West relocated to Wilmington and to the 1910 Firehouse owned by Naomi Swinton and Rick Mobbs. For Swinton it was a reunion of sorts for concerned citizens. “I lived in Charlotte in the mid-‘90s and was lucky to know Judith Helfand [co-founder of Working Films] through grassroots leadership and her work on ‘The Uprising of ‘34’ documentary,” Swinton recalls. “[I knew] Robert through his curating at the Mint Museum where he was doing some very innovative work, bringing together people with HIV for reflection and conversation around art, creativity and healing.” But what do audiences do when the lights come up at the end of an inspiring film? That’s a question West began addressing with Working Films. It’s like an extension of Frank Capra’s “two hours in the dark” theory: As a filmmaker, he had two hours of the audience’s undivided attention to make his case. West began weighing options on how to take that emotional and mental potential energy and channel it for lasting change. “Robert was masterful at identifying an audience and tapping into the power of that audience to choose active community as their response to a powerful personal narrative,” Swinton observes. For over a decade, Working Films has partnered with emerging and established non-fiction filmmakers to harness the energy of activism and awareness. Working Films campaigns included work with “Blue Vinyl,” “Praying the Devil Back to Hell” and “The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” among others. It’s a powerful legacy. Anyone who knew Robert West knows it’s no surprise. Uncle Charlie Butterworth became the father figure in West’s life, from elementary school onward. Butterworth converted to Catholicism and worked with Dorothy Day and The Catholic Worker, among other projects in the Catholic Worker Philadelphia Soup Kitchen and Mission. “Robert was inspired by his uncle, and it was touching to me to hear stories of his growing up and what he learned from the steady courage he saw in his uncle and in other ways

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through his mother,” Swinton tells. Last September West was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), a fatal brain cancer. “I was devastated,” says Molly Murphy, who shares the co-interim director title of Working Films with Anna Lee. After the initial shock wore off, West began to plan a smooth and seamless transition for Working Films. “When we first found out he had terminal brain cancer, he didn’t see it as a challenge,” Murphy notes. “We said to him ‘Robert, you are the spokesperson.’ He saw Working Films as a group effort and didn’t realize how much people connected it to him.” West had time to introduce Murphy and Lee to key funders, show them how to set up the annual budget, to transition projects and to help implement the wider “campaigndriven” vision for Working Films. As Working Films notes on their website: “Be it public education or global warming, it takes more than one good story-driven film in the hands of on-the-ground organizers to catalyze long-term change.” To this end The Robert West Reel Engagement Fund has been developed to raise money to fund campaigns including Reel Power, Reel Education, Reel Aging and Reel Economy. “He spent so much time with us in the office, passing on information to pass on the leadership that he said he felt comfortable to go away in January,” Murphy says. At the onset of the calendar year, from January to March, West spent time in retreat at Windy Point, visiting with close friends, communing with nature and putting his emotional house in order. On February 9th, during his retreat, he posted the following on his Caring Bridge online journal: “A recent article by the UK paper ‘The Guardian’ recorded ‘top five regrets of the dying.’ These are: 1) I wish I had lived a life true to myself; 2) I wish I hadn’t worked so hard; 3) I wish I had the courage to express my feelings; 4) I wish I had stayed in touch with friends; and 5) I wish I had let myself be happier. “Hmmm: my self evaluation: 1) My life has been a gift of doing passionate work that I love: both Working Films and my art, both feel absolutely true to my beliefs; 2) Work always felt like joy not hardship; 3) MOSTLY got to express myself; 4) I am blessed with a huge circle of dear friends; and 5) I have had a very happy time, still am! “So, conclusion: No regrets, nothing feeling undone. My life has been mostly joyful. Huge gifts along the way of important work, 10 encore | june 12-18, 2013| www.encorepub.com

BE WHO YOU ARE... It’s the mantra carried on by others in his wake. A memorial for Robert West will take place June 22nd at CAM. Photo courtesy of Working Films.

funny and smart colleagues, close friends and loved ones, family. I think my ‘rating’ on this list is what has allowed me to tap into my current positive energy without huge fear for the future. Days here are very happy. Wishing the same for you!” Few people are lucky enough to live their lives with such candor. More over, to do so with few regrets. “Robert seemed to be mindful in life—and in his dying—of the potential power of each choice and action,” Swinton observes, “and of the importance of beauty and good cheer in fueling the long journey toward human rights and justice.” Murphy agrees. “The last time I saw him, he just said, ‘It’s OK.’ He could tell I was taken aback by the change physically—his decline.” After a moment of silence, Anna Lee mentions the tribute to West at The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April. “All these filmmakers, one after the other, got up to talk about Robert, and the time and attention he gave them and their work when no one else would—because no one had heard of them yet.” Lee pauses again. “I think that’s his legacy: He really listened to people who were doing social change work. He valued them and gave individual attention. That’s what he taught us to do.” Perhaps in a world where we dismiss the

marginalized voice too easily, the simple gift of listening and recognizing the value of another person’s contribution sounds like a Hallmark card. Really, it can be pivotal for an individual or even a larger movement. “I will always appreciate how he helped people become more active agents for change,” Swinton says. “When my son, Broadus, was about 5, Robert was working with Judith on the campaign around her film ‘Blue Vinyl.’ Robert asked Broadus what would make a healthy house, and took his response seriously, and put him and a drawing he made on a poster advertising the film. It was a kind thing to do. Robert helped Broadus see the power of a simple idea—healthy, safe places to live for everyone—at an early age.” Murphy blinks back tears, recounting the 12 years she worked with West. “I was so young when I started here and he always gave me such respect,” she says. “He really let me grow and develop.” In late March, West announced on Caring Bridge that he decided not to seek further treatment at the Duke Brain Tumor Center. Rather, he decided to continue palliative care with hospice in Wilmington. Around 1 a.m. on June 6th Robert West passed away in his sleep at his home above Working Films in the fire house he loved. Swinton is positive that the best way to honor West is to help Working Films continue their mission. “I am deeply grateful to him and will strive to continue to learn from his many strengths,” she promises. “I am also grateful to Molly and Anna, and the Working Films board, for carrying on the work and continuing to innovate and make more relevant work accessible—incredible work of social justice that filmmakers and campaign coordinators [make] around the country.” Anna Lee confirms. “I think it‘s ‘that moment when the lights come up’ that Robert always talked about. We will continue to work with audience engagement with that, and we will seek Robert in that moment and honor him there.” Donations to the Robert West Reel Engagement Fund may be sent with checks payable to Working Films, 602 S. 5th Avenue, Wilmington, NC, 28401 (www.WorkingFilms.org). West’s Caring Bridge journal may be read at www.caringbridge.org/visit/robertwest A memorial will be held for Robert West at 2 p.m. on June 22nd at the Cameron Art Museum. Working Films invite everyone to celebrate the life of a man who lived fully, worked passionately and contributed greatly to the world he left behind. As Robert would say, “Be of good cheer.”


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production of “Les Misérables” is, without question, the most anticipated show of the season. Personally, I’ve been waiting for it since 1993. It was worth the wait. It is not an exaggeration to say that when Opera House announced they had secured its rights, performers and regular theatre-goers began fantasy-casting the show. Though I had pretty much settled Fantine and Javert in my mind, I wondered who could possibly sing the role of Jean Valjean. The answer is Jon Berry. “He’ll break your heart he sounds so good,” I kept hearing from people. No, I thought. He’s too young to play Valjean, and he can’t sing it like Colm Wilkinson. Because, face it, there is really only one Valjean and one Phantom. After hearing Wilkinson sing those roles, it seems no one will ever compare. But Berry comes damn close. Damn close! Very few leading roles in musical theatre come with the expectations of Valjean, the parolebreaker turned saint. It is a demanding score for the whole cast, but for Valjean especially. Not only must he hit the notes—with incredibly high-lasting solos— but he must also convince the audience of his profound struggle while singing music that would be taxing for any professional performer. So, does Berry’s voice break the heart? Yes! God, it is beautiful! From “What Have I Done?” to “Bring Him Home” and his divine death scene, at every turn this talented young man delivers a performance worthy of a greater stage and wider recognition. Yes, he is too young for the role, but the question is really the voice: Does he deliver the solos? Can he hit the high notes and lift the audience out of their seats, inspiring their souls to heaven? Absolutely. “Les Mis” picks up when Jean Valjean has been paroled after almost two decades of forced labor. He just can’t get a break: Everywhere he goes he is turned away until one night a priest (Charlie Robertson) gives him shelter and performs a minor miracle that turns around his life. Deciding he must do away with hisold identity, Valjean starts over to build a new life by becoming a wealthy factory owner and mayor of the town. A police officer named Javert (Bob Workmon) has followed him for many years. Fantine, (Heather

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Setzler), a young woman working in the factory—a victim of sexual harassment with a strong wrongful dismissal suit—dies in his arms after he promises to rescue her child, Cosette (Camille Knab), from an abusive situation at the hands of The Thénardiers (Jason Hatfield and Denise S. Bass). As Valjean and Cosette proceed through the world, doing their good deeds, events overtake them, and they find themselves swept up in the tide of revolution and young love. A quick glance at the cast list for the ensemble proves the show is a powerhouse: Jason Aycock, Dylan Fowler, Alex Holland, JJ Niemann, Khawon Porter, Ashley Grantham, Beth Swindell, Emily Gardenhire, Taylor Hamlet, Jenny McKinnon Wright and Lauren Mazzola—only to name but few. These are people who usually become leading and supporting roles. Their voices carry for days. Though the leads are iconic roles in musical theatre, here, the ensemble makes this show happen for three hours. They create townspeople, factory workers, whores, pimps, student revolutionaries, robbers and wedding guests—singing and dancing constantly. There can’t be a weak link in this chain, and there isn’t. Director Suellen Yates and producer Lou Criscuolo knew that for this show, they could have their pick—the cream of the crop. They certainly took full advantage when casting. Is there an actress in town, or the world, who hasn’t wanted to play Fantine? The lucky lady is Heather Setzler. She is perfect. I have said several times over the last few years I would rather see Setzler sing roles in either touring productions or shows where someone was brought in from outside to play a lead. She has a powerful, beautiful and evocative voice and acting talent that accentuates her singing beautifully. I am not ashamed to say Setzler had me wiping tears away with “I Dreamed a Dream,” and openly weeping during “Fantine’s Death.” To make the hero truly heroic, the villain must believe fully in the justness of his cause—and Javert, more than possibly any other villain in musical theatre, fits that description. “Stars” must bring the audience to their emotional knees, and duets with Valjean demand they be matched for determination and ability. Otherwise, the show would collapse; the plot wouldn’t work if the adversaries are lopsided. Bob Workmon’s Javert

is another stellar casting choice; his voice matches Valjean’s for intensity and strength. Workmon brings a classically trained voice to the battle. Denise S. Bass and Jason Hatfield, as the villainous comic relief, the Thenardiers, are a breath of fresh air. They do not play the acid-trip like the weirdness of a film within a film, as seen with Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonhan Carter in Hollywood’s recent verson of “Les Mis.” Nor are they Cockneys. Bass and Hatfield have created fully rounded, real, frightening characters that are also incredibly funny and unsettling. I think both Bass and Hatfield are such talented comics that frequently their carefully developed singing and acting skills are overlooked. Lorene Walsh has assembled an 11-piece orchestra that out-performs the 70-piece symphony of the Tom Hooper film. To begin with, they actually have a percussion section—and Walsh uses it liberally. “When the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the drums” from “Do You Hear the People Sing” requires a drum or two in the orchestra. This is an epic undertaking for any musical director, and Walsh serves both her cast and orchestra with bravery and courage. “Les Mis” needs the immediacy of live music maybe more than any other piece of musical theatre. Walsh is to be commended for a superb performance on all fronts. All the design aspects of the show are exceptional and of a caliber rarely seen locally. But Dallas LaFon’s lighting is particularly well-executed. Light and shadow are major themes in “Les Mis”; consequently, the use of such is very important. LaFon pulls out all the stops—and not just with his special effects (which were great, especially for Javert’s death)—throughout the whole show. The costumes and sets are detailed and wonderful. When we left the show, my date commented that in spite of joining me at the theatre for years, he had never seen me on edge from beginning to end of any show. “You hugged the seat in front of you from the overture to the standing ovation.” If you, like me, found yourself sitting in a movie theater over the winter, wondering what had happened to the one of the most beautiful scores in musical theatre—did they misplace it?—then go see “Les Mis” at Thalian Hall. It soars with all the beauty and majesty it demands and deserves.


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breaking down barriers: Local playwright Ron Hasson tackles unrequited love and Amendment One by Shea Carver One Up 3, 28-30 6/14-16, 21-2 ays, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. or Sund and Theatre Browncoat Pub et • $10-$15 111 Grace Stre ttheatre.com www.browncoa

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he world in general can use

more art, according to local actor and playwright Ron Hasson. He’s right. Such an output of creativity used to take on everyday life, especially if focused on sociopolitical ideas, helps us process, appreciate and find our own stances and mores in ways unthinkable. When it comes to a sector of people and their civil liberties—African Americans, women or even gay communities—art provides a frame of reference tackling a set of issues and endurances to help inspire, relate, provoke and entice. Hasson wasn’t necessarily focused on making art to bear a cross against Amendment One, which passed last May and constitutes in NC that marriage is only allowed between one man and one woman. He wrote “One Up,” opening this week at Browncoat Pub and Theatre, as a release, first and foremost. He had a funny story to tell, and the impetus to tell it thanks to a broken heart caused by NC voters who allowed the referendum to pass. “Accepting that I was going to bleed a little was the scariest thing I faced when I sat down to write on May 10th, 2012,” Hasson says. “It was also the most rewarding thing, once I started to do it.” After years of being the victim of straight match-making games, Hasson came out officially in his 30s. Yet, his singledom was confounded by a fear of commitment rather than sexual orientation. “Everyone who knew me, and just assumed I was a straight guy who couldn’t relate to women, now saw new hope for me,” he says. “It always surprised me that after spending so much time with my guy friends they invariably did not share the physical at-

traction. I felt like I was in a Shakespearean play, dressed up as a guy and winning the heart of some unsuspecting Duke. Only at the end, it wasn’t a disguise at all. I am a guy. I guess I’m a real intellectual and emotional catch for the straights.” The gay man-straight man friendship became the blueprint for “One Up.” Hasson develped a somewhat biographical character in Orin—the straightest gay man one will ever meet. He doesn’t really do “gay things,” according to Hasson. “I did a little cyber campaigning [against Amendment One,]” Hasson admits. “I was the most naïve gay man in North Carolina. I didn’t think it had a chance. I vaguely followed the news coverage leading up to the vote, and had a few discussions with some acquaintances, but that was about it. And then on May 9th, I was channeling Jim Nabors, ‘Surprise, surprise, surprise!’ Everyone thought I was a first-class idiot for being surprised [that the vote passed.]” Orin (played by Tony Moore) is trying to become more of an activist and help rally to oppose Amendment One. “He’s going to help a female high-school friend,” Hasson says. “Orin knows a handful of gay people but his closest friendships are with straight people, most particularly Frank.” Frank (played by Brendan Carter) wants Orin to expand his social circle but manages to botch the whole situation by crashing the meeting. According to the playwright, Frank is the cure and disease—“just as the rest of society is for the gay, lesbian and transgender families about to get hurt by Amendment One,” Hasson explains. “Frank can be supportive, but there is a degree to which he just doesn’t care. He’s got his own problems.” Nick Smith will direct the show and chose Tony Moore and Brendan Carter as leads because of their differing personas. “But they mesh together perfectly,” Smith says. “If they didn’t have that chemistry, the show wouldn’t work. It’s challenging work for them to do, but they’re attacking it with a great degree of talent, soulfulness and energy.” Smith agreed to direct because of his admiration for Hasson’s work. In fact, “One

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Up” appeared in Browncoat’s monologue show last year as “Baring It.” “He’s such an immensely talented guy,” Smith says, “so I knew anything he’d written would be fantastic. I remember being really impressed with [‘Baring It.’] When I learned it was a part of this play, I was sold.” The show’s political stance—perfect in timing as it’s coming off the heels of Wilmington Pride Week—also appealed to the director. Smith finds the script doubly convincing as art and advocacy, which tackles the debate two ways. “You’ve got a fairly straightforward debate about gay marriage going on between most of the characters, and it highlights a lot of the key points in the debate, and takes the time to offer information from both sides,” he says. “Then, there’s the unrequited love story at the center of the show, which examines it from the emotional side rather than the political side. The juxtaposition of the two is great.” However, Hasson wasn’t intending “One Up” to be entirely political. He didn’t thoroughly research all the issues in and out. At its heart, “One Up” is a dramedy. “It’s most like a soap opera, if I had to pick a familiar genre,” Hasson quips. “To the characters,

this is epic and important stuff. That’s where I like to think the political angle is: The meat of the story is personal, private, trivial—but what the story represents is a struggle for freedom. Unfortunately, when freedom is put to a vote, there are classes of people who never win.” While mainstream society isn’t yet exposed to much LGBT-centered art—literature, films, TV shows, magazines, music, etc.—Smith acknowledges we’re getting there, even if slowly but surely. Pop stars and celebrities who willingly voice support and come out, along with shows like “Modern Family,” “The New Normal” and “Ellen,” all help make it a part of everyday conversation. “Movies and TV, even at their best, are not intimate and always affect us from a safe distance,” Hasson voices. “If people took in more live, local art than the massproduced variety, all sorts of good things might happen.” “Hopefully, more art like this will continue to break down these boundaries,” Smith says. “I’m very proud of Ron for writing this show. He’s putting a lot of himself out there, and in a way that, hopefully, might manage to change a few people’s minds.”

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freedom in layers:

Jodi Ohl unveils new works at Artful Living Group by Holley Taylor by Jodi Ohl Coastal Reverie -8:30 p.m. June 13th, 6:30 ar Blvd. p • 112 Cape Fe Ar tful Living Grou 910-458-7822 group.com www.artfulliving

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calming, cleansing property, which plays a pivotal role in life and has for over a millennia. From having sacred or religious value to making up the majority of the human body and even Earth, it’s essential to life. Jodi Ohl, a self-taught, mixed-media artist, is not immune to the effects of water. Her latest collection of works, “Coastal Reverie,” inspired by her years living near lakes and oceans, now hangs at Artful Living Group in Carolina Beach. A talented and unique artist, Ohl’s paintings catch the eye with bright colors and interesting textures. Many of her works incorporate inspirational words and encourage

COLORFULLY WHIMSICAL: ‘Ocean Boulevard’ is one of Jodi Ohl’s latest pieces from Coastal Reverie, on display at Artful Living Group. Courtesy photo

positivity. “I hesitate to tell people how to feel about my work,” Ohl explains. “But, overall, one of my goals is to uplift and ignite one’s imagination, as well as to invoke a sense of peacefulness with the audience.”

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Though not calming in the sense of color palette—Ohl uses bright yellows, pinks and neon greens, as well as tranquil blues—her paintings do have a surprisingly easy-going feel. They evoke a sense of freedom and spark viewers’ interest with their layers. Ohl uses fabric pieces covered in acrylic to build on the canvas, along with stamps, scrapers and stencils. Viewers will see messages like “peace,” “imagine” and “smile” strewn across the artwork. “I don’t necessarily go into each piece with a preconceived notion on what I should use or how the final outcome should be,” Ohl admits. “Every brush stroke leads to the next, and each step is a decision. It’s all very instinctive.” Ohl refers to the medium and color as characters—each beautifully crafted and whimsical. “Coastal Reverie” is an exhibit she has been working on for years now. “I have incorporated many of the themes that I seem to keep going back to in my work,” she says, “which are those of family, community, simple times, positivity and empowerment, and looking at life through a lens that is full of possibilities.” Originally from Lake Erie, Ohl now lives in the Sandhills of North Carolina, but visits the Wilmington area frequently in search of inspiration. Her love for water continues finding its way to her work. “I love the riverfront in Wilmington,” she declares. “[I am inspired by] dipping my toes in the sands of Wrightsville Beach, enjoying the family-like atmosphere of Carolina Beach, riding the ferry to Southport and relaxing on the swings along the harbor.” Her paintings consist of aquatic life such as mermaids and jellyfish. One particularly striking piece depicts an ethereal mermaid with piercing eyes and flowing red hair. The blending of colors and use of mixed media create a fanciful picture. She also focuses on homes, along with equally bright abstracts of varying sizes and shapes. Unique to “Coastal Reverie” is her

use of recycled materials. She gives old skim boards, for example, new life, as they act as canvasses for her work. In 2011, Ohl’s risk-taking transitioned from canvas to real life. Ohl quit her full-time job as a bank manager to pursue art. “[T]here is never a perfect time to do something that requires a leap of faith or an act of courage,” she confesses. “You just have to know when to make your move and do it to the best of your ability.” Though this is her first gallery showing, her work appears in 15 galleries up and down the East Coast. Ohl’s work is featured in two books and 20 mixed-media art publications, like Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Artful Blogging. She also keeps her own blog (www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com) and sells pieces on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/SweetRepeatsStudio). Most of her free time is spent creating original works and teaching classes along the coast, from Connecticut to New Jersey, to North Carolina. “My intention for 99 percent of the classes I host is to help my students open themselves up to the creative process,” Ohl says. “I think my background in management has helped me with teaching art. The vast majority of my job in my former corporate life encompassed coaching and guiding my teams, as well as mentoring my peers. So that experience has really helped me in my new role as a ‘freelance’ art teacher.” Ohl’s work now hangs at Artful Living Group through June. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 13th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., wherein folks can meet the artist and hear firsthand about her process and inspiration. “One thing I’ve learned is to paint every day, to simply show up and to do something,” shea states, “but at the same time, take time out to breathe, to experience life and to enjoy it while you can. It ends up coming back into my art in so many ways.”


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Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. sunsetrivermarketplace.com “From Dior’s Paris to Calabash: Whimsical Creations & Vintage Fashion Drawings” by George Gerald Davis, hangs through 6/15. Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature works by George Gerald Davis, an apprentice with a modeliste of Christian Dior in order to study draping and design. With Brook Volland, opened a millinery shop in New York before relocating to Wilson, N.C. and opened Gerald-Brook Boutique, run for 28 years. The show at Sunset River will include several of Davis’ whimsically embellished shoes along with 30-some original vintage fashion drawings from his college days in the States and his apprenticeship in Paris.

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2165 Wrightsville Ave. (910) 343 5233 Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. www.artfuelinc.com Artfuel.inc is a multimedia studio and art gallery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Dawson Street. Volume 34 features work by Sarah Collier, Becky Carey, Cornelius Riley, Bambie and Eli Thompson.

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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.) artexposure50.com Join us on Friday, June 14th for our 2nd Friday Opening Reception from 6:008:00PM featuring work by local artists using recycled and repurposed items to create one of a kind pieces. There will also be a raffle for art and art in action. 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. Check the website for summer camps for children starting at the end of June. Six 4 day camps are being offered.

CAPE FEAR NATIVE

114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.capefearnative.com Our featured artist this month is Heather Divoky—“Seeking Harmony: Man Meets Nature.” In markers and mixed media approaches, Heather’s art explores the opportunities for mankind to connect with nature. Heather’s collection will be featured until June 27th. Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists inspired by nature, including art, jewelry, photography, pottery and wood crafts. All are original designs by local artists in the Cape Fear area. We also have sail bags by Ella Vickers. Come by and support your local creative community.

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NOW HANGING AT NEW ELEMENTS: Catherine Lea’S “Captain Charlie’s Station” on acrylic. Courtesy picture.

4289 http://figmentsgallery.com Tues.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Figments Gallery offers a fresh mix of eclectic work from local and international artists of all genres. Come by for an Open 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 June 14th for “BLOOM!” open house exhibit featuring floral art by 20 different artists..

THE 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, hanging until Monday, June 28th. “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.) newelementsgallery.com “Spring Quartet” now hangs at New Elements Gallery. It showcases new works by Nancy Carter, Catherine Lea, Victoria Primicias and Sally Sutton. The exhibition will feature a collection of landscapes and abstract paintings executed in four distinctly different styles and media, yet all with the underlying influence of our natural environment. Many of the artists will be on hand during the opening reception to discuss their works. “Spring Quartet” will remain on display through June 22nd.

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 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!

SUNSET RIVER Marketplace

10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999

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..

WATER AEROBICS at city pools

STARTS June 18th

Runs through the first week of August (8 weeks total)

Cost: $5 per class

Pre-registration strongly encouraged as space is limited. About the class: Aqua Aerobics - A 60 minute water fitness class focusing on aerobic conditioning, strength training and endurance. A low impact workout with high impact results. No experience necessary and all ages welcome! Locations: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 9 a.m. Legion Pool 2131 Carolina Beach Road Wednesdays @ 6 p.m. Robert Strange Pool 410 S. 10th Street

MORE INFO: 343-3682 or 341-3237

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arrett dutton, better known

as G. Love of G. Love and Special Sauce, picked up his first guitar at the young age of 8. As a kid, he reveled in tracks from Bob Dylan and John Paul Hammond, inspired by Dylan’s soulful songwriting and Hammond’s legendary performances. In high school, Dutton formed his own folk-rock trio, Greenwood, and the band played a talent show his sophomore year. After only a handful of songs elicited the praise of his peers, Dutton fell in love with the stage. Around the same time he took up guitar, in the early ‘80s, Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys rose on the national hip-hop scene, infiltrating Dutton’s hometown, Philadelphia. Fascinated by the rhythms, a natural extension from his love for the blues, Dutton experimented with R&B vocals. When he joined forces with the members of Special Sauce in 1993—now Jeffrey Clemens (drums) and Timo Shanko (bass)—he mixed his quick, rhythmic pipes with the players’ jazzy funk rock. The result is a pure amalgamation of Dutton’s musical loves: soulful Delta blues, funky grooves, folk rock, and hiphop. Twenty years later, the G. Love saga boasts a slew of albums with Special Sauce and four solo records, too. Each is a unique take on the musicians’ influences, whichever genre they seem to be feeling at the time. From the honey-smooth track “Baby’s Got Sauce” to 2008’s bubbly “Peace, Love and Happiness”—a great example of Dutton’s rockin’ harmonica— the group exudes a plethora of energetic sounds bound to stimulate. The latest from Dutton is his solo work, “Fixin’ to Die,” released in February 2011. He gathered in a studio with Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, and his melting-pot tracks took on the back-road charm of Carolina bluegrass. Tracks like “Milk and Sugar” give off the same pleasant humor G. Love and Special

PHIL-HARMONIC: G. Love and Special Sauce

(frontman Garrett Dutton pictured) of Philadelphia will bring their funky R&B to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater this week. Courtesy photo

Sauce is known for. Dutton sings, “Milk and sugar/always on my mind/While that coffee percolatin’/Let’s just talk away some time.” Yet not all of G. Love’s tunes are easy and breezy. Hand claps and stomps supply the rhythm for the title track, as Dutton cries out in broken-hearted 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 sort created with Special Sauce. It is the first record on which Dutton has featured cover tracks. “Fixin’ to Die” originally was a piece from bluesman Bukka White of Mississippi, who passed away in 1977. Aside from other classic blues tracks,

Dutton also covers Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” and Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” It seems the album was an exercise in fun and freedom for Dutton— something one would think he practices often and on every record— but in an interview with CNN, he tells, “I made my first record in 1994, but ‘Fixin’ to Die’ was almost like another chance to make a first record for me.” Dutton’s originals contain subjects of love, life and passing, such as songs dedicated to the deaths of his grandmother and of his dog, as well as celebrating the birth of his son. The Avetts and Dutton recorded the album inside an old church, extracting inspiration from the stainedglass windows and the history-rich wood with every breath. “Fixin’ to Die” was released on fellow musician Jack Johnson’s label, Brushfire Records. Dutton is again in the studio as G. Love and Special Sauce, finalizing recording, and the album should be ready for release this year. Lately Dutton’s been steadily picking the guitar and blowing the harmonica, really honing into the Delta blues he began to unleash on “Fixin’ to Die.” Though the funky elements of Special Sauce certainly will be present, Dutton’s previous record seems to have lit a spark in his passion for soulful jams. Presented by HUKA Entertainment, G. Love and Special Sauce will perform an all-ages show at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 18th at 6 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, available at Gravity Records (612 Castle St.), Momentum Surf and Skate (5 N. Front St.), or online at www.greenfieldlakeamphitheater.com. Tickets on the day of the show will be $25. Ed. note: encore was granted an interview but due to conflicts in Dutton’s schedule, it was not completed prior to press.

sound bites shows of the week Nautilus

The Calico Room 107 S. Front St. 6/14, 8 p.m. • $3-5

A local jam band—in the vein of The String Cheese Incident, Phish, Grateful Dead, Umphrey’s McGee, or Lotus—Nautilus was formed in the fall of 2010 as a musical collaboration between five friends at UNC Wilmington: Evan Bost, Brian Smith, Connor White, Andy Blair and Jonny Reinerth.

Must Be the Holy Ghost Satellite Bar and Lounge 120 Greenfield St. 6/15, 9 p.m. • Free

This act is the newest vehicle for WinstonSalem’s Jared Draughon. His music for Must Be the Holy Ghost offers layered rhythms and synths with looping guitars and vocals. The resulting sound of this one-man band is dynamic, ever changing. The alt-rock is ethereal as beats add depth to Draughon’s whimsical guitar.

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BLACKBOARD BLACKBOARD SPECIALS SPECIALS 100 S. Front St. DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON 251-1832 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 Free Pool on 2nd Floor Friday $2.75 Bud Light $3.25 Stella • $4 Fireballs Saturday $2.75 Coors Light $3.25 Sierra Nevada $5 Baby Guinness Sunday $3 Coronas/Corona Light $10 Domestic Buckets (5) $4 Mimosas $4 Bloody Marys Live music in the courtyard Wednesday thru Sunday

Every Wednesday Bottomless Cheese and Chocolate

$20

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Monday

$ 3 NC Pints 5 House Margaritas.

$

Tuesday

$

2 Select Domestic Bottles, $5 Slice & Pint Combo $ 5.00 LITs

Wednesday

2 Pint of the Day $ 4 House Wine by the Glass 1/2 price Manager Select Wine by the Bottle $ 50

Thursday

3 Select American Pints $ 3 Well Liquors

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Friday

3 Import Pints $ 5 Select Martinis $

Saturday

2 /Pint, $10/Pitcher Haunted Pub Brew $ 5 Bombs

$ 50

Sunday

3 Select Import Bottles $ 4 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys, $ 2295 Large Cheese Pizza and any Pitcher Combo $

131 N Front St. • (910) 343-8881 www.fatpub.com

MUSIC LINEUP June 14th

Stone Street June 21st

Machine Gun June 29th

M-80’s

July 6th

Millenia Funk July 13th

Painted Man July 20th

Seneca Guns Now serving brunch on Saturday & Sunday starting at 10 a.m. 890 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Towne Center 910.256.6224

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BAND OF GOLD: Bibis Ellison and her three-man band—comprised of Eddie Sanchez (bass), Adam Nolton (guitar), and Nathan Buchanan (drums) and now known as The Purchase—will play Wild Wing Cafe on Friday, June 15th. Photo by Lauren Johnson

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

BARRY UNPLUGGED

AND MATT EVANS

MARK ROBERTS BAND (6:30PM)

BENNY HILL

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

—Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

—Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434

—Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

PLAN: B DUO (9PM)

DJ KEYBO

ERIK LUSTER

OPEN MUSIC JAM HOSTED BY SHANNON GILMORE & TOMMY KAISER 7PM

—The Trailer Bar, 1701 N. River Dr., Surf City; 541-0777

—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

DJ

OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH DENNIS BRINSON (8PM)

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

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

PIANO WITH JAMES HAFF (7-10PM)

KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL

DJKAHUNA

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

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

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

SHAKEDOWN STREET WITH THE DUBTOWN COSMONAUTS

KARAOKE

THIRSTY THURSDAY TEAM TRIVIA WITH SHERRI “SO VERY” (7-9PM)

—Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977

SEAN METTER, BLUE SOUL REDEMPTION —NC Tarheel Opry House, 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville; (910) 347-4731

ZION, I LIKE YOU —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

CEE RODRIGUEZ

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

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

KARAOKE (8PM-1AM)

KARAOKE W/ DJ A.M.P.

—Whiskey Trail at the Creek, 4039 Masonboro Loop Rd.; 399-3266

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

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

JAZZ NIGHT WITH MARC SIEGEL 6PM-8PM

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

DJ KEYBO

—Atlanta Bread Company, 6886 Main St. (Mayfaire), Wilmington, NC. (910) 509-2844

JIM ELLIS, DOUG MCFARLAND, RANDY MCQUAY

DUTCH’S THURSDAY NIGHT TRIVIA 7-9PM

—Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881

—Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910-228-5952

KARAOKE

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

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

OPEN MIC WITH SEAN THOMAS GERARD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

MONICA JANE —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

MASSIVE GRASS —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400

—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

DJ LORD WALRUS —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776

JENNY PEARSON (10PM-1AM) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

LAURA THURSTON

OPEN MIC 7-10PM

—Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269

—Grinder’s Cafe, 5032 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, (910) 859-8266

ROCKIN’ TRIVIA WITH PARTY GRAS DJ (9 P.M.)

DJ SHAFT

OPEN MIC

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

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

TRIVIA WITH STEVE (8:30PM)

DISCOTHEQUE THURS. WITH DJ’S DST

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

—Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805

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

TOP 40 DJ


BLACKBOARD SPECIALS

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

BEACH BILLY BROTHERS (8PM-12AM) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach

FEATURE

ZION/ED SOMECH (9PM) —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

YOUR

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

LIVE

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

DJ DST AND SBZ

MUSIC

—Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

DJ

FOOD &

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

PONCHOS, ONCE, FUTURE KINGS, PHOTOCLUB

DRINK

—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

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

SPECIALS

MARK ROBERTS BAND (8PM-12AM)

call

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

KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS

791-0688

—Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

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

Visit www.ruckerjohns.com VISIT WWW.RUCKERJOHNS.COM FOR DAILY SPECIALS, MUSIC & EVENTS Monday

2 22MONDAY oz. Domestic Draft $ 5 Pizzas 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY $5 Pizzas Tuesday Live Music in the Bar TUESDAY 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine $ LIVE JAzz INDreams THE BAR 5 Absolut $ 50 Half 2Price BottlesBottles of Wine Pacifico Absolut Dream $5 • Pacifico $250 Wednesday $ WEDNESDAY 4 Margaritas $ $ 50 4 Peach Miller Light PintsMargaritas 1 Coronoa/ $ 50 $ 50 1 Miller Lite Pints 2 Corona Lite Bottles $ 50 $ 2 Corona and Margaritas/Peach Margaritas 4 Corona Light Bottles THURSDAY Thursday $ $ Appletinis 4, RJ’s Painkiller All Red Wine Glasses 1/2 Price5 $ 50 $Red Stripe Bottles 2 5 Skinny Girl Margaritas $ 50 $ 50 2 Fat 2 Tire FatBottles Tire Bottles $ 2 22oz Domestic Draft FRIDAY $ Cosmos 4, 007 $350 Friday $ 4 Cosmopolitan Guinness Cans $3 $ 50 $ 3Island OO7Sunsets • $3 Guinness 5 Saturday SATURDAY $ 4 Baybreeze $4 Baybreeze/Seabreeze $ 4 Seabreeze 22oz. Blue Moon Draft $3 $ 3 22oz Blue Moon Draft$ Select Domestic Bottles $ 2 Select Domestic Bottles2 SUNDAY Sunday $ Bloody$4Marys Domestic Bloody4,Marys $ 50 Pints $150 1 Domestic Pints $ Hurricanes 5 Find us on Twitter $

@RuckerJohns 5564 Carolina Beach Road, 5564 Carolina Beach Road (910) 452-1212 (910)-452-1212

OPEN MUSIC JAM HOSTED BY SHANNON GILMORE & TOMMY KAISER 7PM —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977

DJ MILK AND MATT EVANS —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.

DJ TURTLE

FROM RECIPES TO RAP: Of Albanian descent but hailing from Queens, NY, rapper Action Bronson will hit Soapbox Laundro-Lounge on Tuesday, June 18th. Before taking on a rap career, he was a gourmet chef in NYC. Courtesy photo

STEPHEN GOSSIN (ACOUSTIC)

STOMP STATUS

—Bourbon Street, 35 N Front St.; 762-4050

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

GUITARIST MARK LYNCH (10:30AM1:30PM)

PLAN: B DUO (8PM)

NAUTILUS (JAM), CATALYST (8PM)

—Saltworks II, 4001 Wrightsville Ave.; 392-1241

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

—Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091

SONGWRITER OPEN MIC WITH JEFF ECKER (10PM-2AM)

MUDD KICKERS 9PM-12AM

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

—Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414

—Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

—Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

FRED FLYNN

STONE ST.

L SHAPE LOT

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

—Towne Tap & Grill, 890 Town Center Dr.; 256-6224

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

DJ SIR NICK BLAND

SIGNAL FIRE, MURPHYS KIDS

PORT CITY TRIO

20 RIDE (ZAC BROWN BAND TRIBUTE)

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

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

DANIEL PARISH

THE PHANTOM PLAYBOYS

—Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349

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

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

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

—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

DAVY AND FRIENDS (9PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

THE HATCH BROTHERS —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

HOUSE/TECHNO DJ

DJ KEYBO

THE STEADY EDDIES (CLASSIC ROCK, 6PM)

—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

—Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center

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

—Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Pleasure Island, 458-8434

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

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

ROB RONNER

KARAOKE (10PM)

DJ TURTLE

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

—Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

—Station 21, 21 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC

EASTBOUND (CLASSIC COUNTRY ROCK, 6:30-8:30PM)

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DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE (9PM) DJ

LIVE MUSIC

JUNE

Sunday’s 4-8 p.m. JUNE 16

Manny Lloyd

Every TuesDAY

JUNE 23

Overtyme JUNE 30

Heart & Soul JULY 7

Back of the Boat Tour 4 Marina Street Wrightsville Beach 256-8500

All 36 drafts are just $2.50 Karaoke at 9 p.m.

920 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Town Center (910) 509-0805

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BLACKBOARD SPECIALS

TOM NOONAN, JANE HOUSEAL

ALAN GLASER PROJECT (5PM)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

—Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

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

BENNY HILL

MANNY LLOYD

—Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

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

OPEN MUSIC JAM HOSTED BY SHANNON GILMORE & TOMMY KAISER 7PM

DJ DST AND MATT EVANS —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.

IRISH MUSIC JAM 2PM

Thursday

New Outdoor Patio Seating! Open for Breakfast Daily at 5 am TUESDAY

$3 Bombs 00

$3 NC Brew Bottles $4 Select Shooters

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

$2 PBR Pub Cans

WEDNESDAY

$4 20 oz. Guinness Pints

$6 Margarita Pitchers

THURSDAY

$350 23oz. Pilsner Drafts

8:30 p.m. • Prizes! 2.50 Yuengling Drafts

Saturday

FRIDAY

$2 Bud & Bud Lt. Bottles

TRIVIA w/Steve

Friday

$

LIVE IRISH MUSIC FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH

$3 Wells

SATURDAY

djBe KARAOKE 9 p.m. $ 2 PBR Longnecks IRISH BRUNCH

$

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s

JACK JACK 180 (POP/ROCK/ALTERNATIVE)

—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

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

BLUEGRASS JAM

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

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

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

KARAOKE

MY HEART BELONGS TO BUFFALO

MIKE ODONNELL

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

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

—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

KARAOKE W/ JEREMY NORRIS

THE CUT

PENGO WITH BEAU GUNN

—Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393

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

—Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

PIANO —Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2251

MR. MARK (5-8PM, FAMILY FUN NIGHT) —Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

JOHN MIELCARSKI

BEN MORROW

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

—Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448

THE CHICKEN SOUP PROJEKT (10PM) —Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056

VIRGIN LUNG, SWAMP RAPTOR, COLOSSAL ABYSS, WIDOW —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St.

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

TD MACDONALD (ROCKIN BLUES, 8-11PM)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

LIVE MUSIC Oceanfront Patio 7-10 pm June 14th

DANIEL PARISH June 15th

JOHN MIELCARSKI June 21st

FORREST TABOR June 22nd

ROB RONNER

DRINK SPECIALS 2700 N. Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach, NC 910-256-8696 www.shellisland.com

—The Trailer Bar, 1701 N. River Dr., Surf City; 541-0777

REGGAE —Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414

BENNY HILL JAZZ JAM

SATURDAY $ 5 Sangria & Mimosa’s

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

BELLYDANCE SHOWCASE

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

KARAOKE

OPEN MIC W/ JOHN INGRAM

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

CHRISTIAN DIONNE

CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM (EQUIPMENT PROVIDED, JUST BRING INSTRUMENT; 8PM)

DJKAHUNA

—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

KARAOKE

L SHAPE LOT (3PM); CLAY CROTTS (8PM)

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

—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

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

COLLEGE NIGHT KARAOKE —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

VINYL NIGHT —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796

KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL DJ LORD WALRUS

G. LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE

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

ACTION BRONSON, STRANGER DAY, FAMOUS JASON, GUTTAH GRIMEY, NANCE

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

—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

TWO CENTS WORTH (ACOUSTIC BLUES/ ROCK; 4-7PM)

—Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS KARAOKE WITH DJ PARTY GRAS (9PM) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805

WORLD TAVERN TRIVIA HOSTED BY MUD

NEIL MORGAN

—Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

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

RICK AND DAN (7-10PM)

DJ BATTLE

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

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

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

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

—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

LERIN WILLIAMS TRIO

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

—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

CAROLINA BREAKERS (6-10PM)

OPEN MIC WITH SEAN THOMAS GERARD

JAMES HAFF (PIANO)

WILL TO DIE, AXIS, SOCIETY SUCKER

RAPHAEL NAME

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

MULTIMEDIA OPEN MIC (8PM)

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

—Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 —Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden, 720 North Lake Park Blvd; 458-4745

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

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

—Ocean Front Park, 105 Atlantic Ave., Kure Beach; 458-8216

MARK DAFFER (8PM)

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

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

GENE GREGORY

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

KARAOKE (8PM-1AM)

DJBE EXTREME OPEN MIC/KARAOKE

—Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056

FRIDAY 3 Pint of the Day

JOSH SOLOMON DUO

KARAOKE W/ DJ DOUBLE DOWN

—Fermental, 7250-B Market St.; 821-0362

$

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

DJ

KARAOKE WITH DAMON

BLP (8PM-12AM)

SHAKEDOWN STREET WITH THE DUBTOWN COSMONAUTS

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

JIM ASHLEY (7PM-9PM)

THURSDAY $ 3.00 Sweet Josie $ 4.00 Margaritas

PIANO WITH JAMES HAFF (7-10PM)

—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

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

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

—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

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

MUST BE THE HOLY GHOST

JEREMY NORRIS

DJ KEYBO

—Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

—Romanelli’s, Leland; 383-1885

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

OPEN ELECTRIC JAM (6-10PM)

SATELLITE BLUEGRASS BAND

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

—Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977

—Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977

CORNBREAD 9PM-12AM

PLAN: B DUO (6PM)

KARAOKE W/ DJ DOUBLE DOWN

—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

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

$

MONDAY, JUNE 17

ELECTRIC MONDAYS W/ PRUITT & SCREWLOOPZ

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

265 North Front St. (910) 763-0141

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

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

DJKAHUNA

WAYLON BASH, TRAVIS SHALLOW

SUNDAY

BIBIS ELLISON BAND LIONS FOR LAMBS, SACRIFICIAL BETRAYAL, BENEATH THE BEAUTY, TINFOIL FUSE, AICCAN, KILLING THE CATALYST, I’ECHELON

—The Dubliner, 1756 Carolina Beach Road 1423 S. 3rd St. • 763-1607

BLACKBOARD SPECIALS

DJ MILK AND SBZ

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

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

ONE FOXY NUT (10PM-1AM) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

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


ShowStoppers:

BLACKBOARD SPECIALS

Concerts outside of Southeastern NC Pub & Grille

Wrightsville Beach

Wednesdays

$3 Micros ∙1/2 Price Wine $3 Fireball ∙ $4 Tang Shot

Thursdays KARAOKE

$2 Red Stripe ∙ $4 Margaritas $4 Pineapple Bomb ∙ $4 Captain

Fridays

$2 Bud Ligh & Mich Ultra $5 Martinis • $4 Well Vodka

Saturdays

where great food rocks.

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. CABARRUS STREET, RALEIGH, NC (919) 821-4111 6/14: Jeanne Jolly, Brett Harris 6/15: Dillon Francis 6/19: Less than Jake, Hostage Calm, Pentimento THE ORANGE PEEL 101 BILTMORE AVENUE, ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 225-5851 6/12: Foals, Surfer Blood, Blondfire 6/13: John McLaughlin 6/14: Leo Kottke 6/16: Zydeco Ya Ya HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWY. 17 SOUTH, MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-3000 6/13: Little Big Town, Holly Williams AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 377-6874 6/12: Purity Ring 6/14: Colby Dobbs Band, Mojo Ruckus, Elonzo 6/18: The Neighbourhood, The 1975 ZIGGY’S 170 W. 9TH ST., WINSTON-SALEM, NC (336) 722-5000 6/16: Alpenglow 6/18: Guttermouth NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE NORTH DAVIDSON ST., CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 358-9298 6/14: Chatham County Line

CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053 6/12: Dawes, Shovels and Rope 6/14: Say Anything, Eisley, HRVRD, Northern Faces 6/15: Chatham County Line 6/16: Twin Shadow, Elliphant UPTOWN AMPHITHEATRE 1000 NC MUSIC FACTORY BLVD., CHARLOTTE (704) 916-8970 6/13: Passion Pit KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE 8003 REGENCY PKWY, CARY, NC (919) 462-2052 6/13: The Lumineers

THE ARTS CENTER 300-G E. MAIN ST., CARRBORO, NC (919) 969-8574 6/13: John Fullbright, Sam Doores, Riley Downing MOTORCO MUSIC HALL 723 RIGSBEE AVE., DURHAM, NC (919) 901-0875 6/17: Ryan Cabrera, Deleasa, Dakota & Will

TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA 333 E. TRADE ST., CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 688-9000 6/19: New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE STADIUM 161 SEVEN FARMS DR., CHARLESTON, SC 800-677-2293 6/14: The Lumineers

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TEAM TRIVIA

8pm

6.14 FRIDAY

WEDNESDAYS

TRIVIA NIGHT LIVE MUSIC WITH

L-SHAPED LOT 6.15 SATURDAY

BIBIS ELLISON BAND

PINT NIGHT ALL PINTS $

2.75 SUNDAYS

WORLD TAVERN POKER

Sundays

Breakfast 10am-3pm $2 Yuenglings • $2 Coors Light $4 Bloody Marys • $3 Mimosas Free Pool & Shuffleboard @ 9 pm 1/2 Off Late Night Menu @ 11 pm

LIVE

6.13 THURSDAY

Breakfast 10am-3pm $2 Miller Lite • $2 Budweiser $4 Well Vodka • $3 Surfer on Acid WON’T YOU BE MY ‘NEIGHBOUR’?: The Neighbourhood, known for alt-rock hits like ‘Sweater Weather’ and ‘Female Robbery,’ will perform at Amos’ Southend on June 18th. Courtesy photo

TUESDAYS

Play for FREE 7pm & 9:30pm

Landfall Center • 1331 Military Cutoff Rd

910-256-3838 wildwingcafe.com

Monkey Junction 910.392.7224

FEATURE Wrightsville Beach, NC

LIVE MUSIC

WEDNESDAYS

Sea Pans Steel Drums Every Thursday 7-10pm

8PM-10PM &

Oceanfront Terrace 7-10 pm

Friday, June 14th

SHINE

COUNTRY ROCK Saturday, June 15th

FORREST TABOR

PINT NIGHT ALL PINTS $

2.75

LIVE MUSIC FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS

classic

Friday, June 21st

OVERTYME

call

ECLECTIC MIX Saturday, June 22nd

BILL POWELL

YOUR

classic

206 Old Eastwood Rd.

1706 North Lumina Ave. (910) 256-2231

910.798.9464

(by Home Depot)

791-0688

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DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON

(910 763-4133 www.hellskitchenbar.com

SIC LIVrEy WMeeUkend! Eve

FRI

SAT

6/14

6/15

DAILY Food & Drink Specials check out our new beer list featuring a wide selection of North Carolina and craft beers

NEW BEERS Get ‘em while they’re cold!

Free Jukebox and Pool

Beer Tasting with Front St Brewery Saturday, June 15th

BR SHOT & ENJOY $5 P LS E E H W O PPS ROLL IN ON TW HALF PRICE A D N A S O B M O C

If you like a good beer then this is definitely a cruise you shouldn’t miss. Front St Brewery will be on board pairing their micro brews with matching appetizers Great Father’s Day Gift! 7-9 pm

Open 7 Days 11am-2am

Serving our FULL Menu Until 12am EVERY Friday and Saturday Night!

Oysters, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels Crab Legs, Wings, Fish ‘n’ Chips

$40

Treat your Dad to a Hot Dog Cruise Catered by Front Street Brewery Sunday June 16th 1 pm & 3 pm • 1 1/2 hr -$25 90 min Narrated-$25 Catering by Front St Brewery “Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown”. -Author Unknown

A Relaxing Recipe

For a complete list of scheduled Tours, Excursions, and Fees, visit

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Southport

Named one of the Best Seafood Dives in America by Coastal Living Magazine

Sunday June 23rd THIS IS A NARRATED CRUISE $55

Welcome aboard for one of our most requested cruises Departing @ 10am JUST ADD WATER! Visit us on the Riverwalk! 212 S. Water Street

910-338-3134

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BAR ON BOARD WITH ALL ABC PERMITS

Daily Drink Specials Monday $2.75 import bottles, $3 Wells, $4 Bombs, $3 P.I. Cocktail (oyster shooter) TUESday

$1.50 PBR Cans*, $4 Margarita’s, $3 Mexican Bullfighters, 25% off all Wine WEDNESday $2 16oz Drafts, $4 Oyster Bombs, 1/2 price Apps. $4 Jameson’s, $5 Dark ‘n’ Stormy’s se from 10pm-Clo THURSday $2 Select Domestic Bottles, $5 Martini’s, yday er ev ½ price wine bottles *, $3 Bloody Bivalve (oyster shooter)

FRIday

Live Music

DOWNTOWN Fri. & Sat. nights HAPPY HOUR Mon-Friday OPEN DAILY: Downtown 5-7 p.m.

$5 Flavored Vodka’s, $5 Baby Guinness, $3 Whiskey Dick’s (oyster shooter), $14 Corona/Corona Light Buckets

109 Market St. 910-833-8622

Carolina Beach

6 N. Lake Park Blvd. 910-458-7380

SATURday SUNday

$4 Fireball, $3 Oyster Shooters, $3 Sweetwater’s, $5 Painkiller’s Look for us on Facebook $5 Bloody’s, $4 Mimosa’s & Sangria, $6.25 Shack Attack’s, $10 Domestic Buckets *downtown only special

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off the wagon: ‘The Hangover Part III’ fails at being a franchise

this week in film

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Cinematique Monday through Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) • 7:30 p.m. Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut St. • $8

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ny movie that makes money

will become a trilogy. It’s a statistical certainty; Hollywood will turn anything into a franchise. They made seven “Police Academy” movies. Let that soak in for a moment. Seven. The original cast was long gone. Guttenberg had decided to move on with his life. All that was left were the supporting players who tried to carry on for another three painfully unfunny movies. And why? Because they were still profitable for the poor bastards tasked with putting them together. That’s how Hollywood works. It’s why we have four “Paranormal Activity” films, seven “Saws,” and why we’ll be seeing Marvel Comics movies from now until the day our children’s children die. Once something becomes successful, it is immediately turned into a franchise. This is not a good thing. “The Hangover” is an interesting series because the first film is genuinely funny. It’s a mean-spirited movie with toxic characters who end up in one bad situation after another, after being drugged and subsequently forgetting all the cool stuff they did the night before. Their tragedies become the audience’s comedy. We enjoy watching their suffering. The movie becomes a big hit, and before we can say, “By the golden locks of Bradley Cooper,” a sequel is put together. “The Hangover Part II” is very much a carbon copy of the first—not nearly as funny but still entertaining. The guys are brought back together for another night of debauchery, lose their memories again, and have to go on an adventure retracing their steps through another mind-wiping night of drunken insanity. The third film is a painful exercise in tedium. It’s a horse that has been beaten beyond recognition. It’s not even a horse anymore, but a pile of ground meat and bone bloating in the hot Las Vegas sun. There’s almost no semblance of form. The parts are all there, but they’re strewn together and held by entrails and sinew. No one could put the damn thing back together if they tried. “The Hangover Part III” is living proof that more is not always a good thing. Alan (Zach Galifianakis) is still the perpetual middle-aged man-child whose antics end up killing his father. He’s off his meds and starting to unravel. His friends are brought back together to try and get him into rehab. Phil (Bradley

THE BOYS ARE BACK: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms return for less laughs in the trilogy of ‘The Hangover.’ Courtesy photo

Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) stage an intervention and convince Alan to drive to Arizona and check into a facility. Their road trip is violently interrupted by a criminal psychopath named Marshall (John Goodman) who kidnaps Doug and tells the remaining members of “The Wolfpack” that they have to find Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) and deliver him, else Doug is dead. So, once again, the three friends have to go on a crazy trek to try and find the insane little Asian gangster who has plagued them for two previous installments. The mind-wiping angle is foregone in favor of a more traditional caper movie. Phil, Alan, and Stu go to Mexico in search of Chow, end up stealing a bunch of gold, and then have to return to Vegas to try and make things right. Typical caper movie shenanigans ensue. It’s funny how much I missed the idea of geography in these movies. The first was Las Vegas. The second was Bangkok. This one moves around from Tijuana back to Las Vegas, but there’s no sense of these guys being trapped by a particular locale. While the first two films feel like the world’s worst tourism commercial for their respective cities, the third “Hangover”

is just a meandering mess that readily admits there is little-to-no appeal to the gutters they wade through. The most stunning thing about the third film is how unfunny it is; the jokes just don’t play. Maybe because we’re seeing the same basic jokes for the third time. There’s a malevolent cruelty to these films fueled by its very male perspective, which gets less funny with each subsequent sequel. Much like watching “The Three Stooges,” there’s only so many times we can see a guy get hit in the face with a frying pan before it begins to lose its punch. “The Hangover Part III” not a total waste. Ken Jeong once again steals the show. Chow is a relentless, remorseless monster; yet, he’s the only likable character in the entire third chapter. Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis stumble through a weak script, trying to find the last shred of likability in the one-note characters by whom they’re saddled. It’s just another fine example of a movie that doesn’t need to exist—like the second, third, and fourth “American Pie” movies. Or “Ghostbusters II.” Or every film with the word “Ernest” in the title that is not “Ernest Goes to Camp.” There is only so much comedy one can wring out of a premise. “The Hangover” is a film that never needed to become a franchise. The well is dry, my friends.

Amy Bradley School

Summer School Call (910) 794-6977

HIGH SCHOOL

Repeat June 24 - July 12 July 15 - August 2

Regular June 24 - July 26

GRADES K-8

All Classes M-F 8:30-2:30

June 10 - June 21 & August 5 - August 23 • M-F 9:00-12:00

6/17-19: As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news in ‘Starbuck’: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father. Directed by Ken Scott. Starring Patrick Huard (pictured), Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand. (Rated R. 1 hr. 49 mins) 6/24-26: “The Sapphires” is an inspirational tale set at the height of the Vietnam War about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices—called The Sapphires—are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia’s answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, and triumph in the face of adversity. (Rated PG-13. 1 hr, 39 mins)

Surfalorus Cucalorus event! www.cucalorus.org 7/18-20: 2nd annual Surfalorus Film Festival, presented by Cucalorus, feat. hottest new surf films. Surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos, and fans of good film will enjoy three days of outdoors screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington. Also, outdoor board expo and the shaper show, w/live display from area board artists. Free, outdoor screening each night with live music and cold beer. Led by local musician and surfer Zach Hanner, the surf film program has been a mainstay at the festival for 10 years, showcasing work by Cyrus Sutton, Gregory Schell, George Greenough, Mick Waters and dozens of innovative directors. Cucalorus is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers for this year’s Surfalorus.www.cucalorus.org. All area movie listings and paragraph synopses can be found at encorepub.com.

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24-27 DINING GUIDE 29 FOODIE FEATURE

what’s for dinner?

REET BOURBON ST t 35 N Front S 0 05 -4 2 6 7 ) (910

Find it in the premier dining guide for the Port City 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 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 - WednesdayFriday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List

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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, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the Summer WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com

HALLIGAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE

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

HENRY’S

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, 791-6995. 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 four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. SERVING DINNER: 5pm Tue-Sun; seasonal hours, 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, rWrightsville Bch, NC 28480. (910) 256-8696 fBREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Daily. eNEIGHBORHOODS: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Waterfront Dining MUSIC: Live music Friday & Saturday 7 – 10 p.m. WEBSITE: www.shellislandresort.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 denjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and ccozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingresdients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly aCheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their takehome frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. -SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: eMon.-Fri.10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. eClosed Sun. tNEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South rFEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals rWEBSITE: www.pinevalleymarket.com s oTROLLY STOP hTrolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with nsix locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storelmade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent -– a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at pardticipating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, Fat-free Turkey (at participating locations), and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 121 N. Front Street open Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. ‘til 4:30 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Wednesday thru Friday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.

until 4 p.m. CLOSED MON. AND TUES. (910) 2561421. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 until 3, Sat. 11 until 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City FEATURING: Dog friendly locations

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

ASIAN BIG THAI II

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

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 half-priced 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.

Tamashii Sushi and Spoons

The area’s first sustainably-sourced Sushi and Asian Fusion restaurant features sushi and tasting spoons which offer portions of poke, tartare, and ceviche styles from around the world. Our chef uses locally sourced and linecaught offerings of only the highest quality to create a fresh flavor like no other. Come sample his traditional sushi, as well as signature fusion rolls like the Aloha Roll, made with tempura shrimp, toasted coconut, crispy bacon, charred pineapple and macadamia nut brittle. Our contemporary atmosphere also showcases dishes from our full kitchen such as Miso-Mustard Sterling Silver Pork and small plate offerings. Try a Wasabi or Thai Basil martini or a wine, craft beer, or sake from our unique fullbar list. Tuesdays you can get a half-carafe for the price of a glass! We are located at 4039 Masonboro Loop Road, suite 1A at the junction of Navajo Road in Masonboro Commons. Open from 4:30 to 10:00 Monday through Thursday, and until 11:00 on Friday and Saturday. Just drop in or call 910-703-SAKE for a reservation. Every Tuesday, all night, ladies night. $5 Appetizer Specials, $7 Drink Specials, $2 Spoons. SERVING DINNER: Mon.-Th.: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South FEATURING: “Green Fish” sustainable menu plus a $5 bar menu Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. WEBSITE: www.sushiandspoons.com

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.

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

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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

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

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-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16 oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak.

Fat Tony’s has the right combination of Italian and American influences to mold it into a unique family-friendly restaurant with a “gastropub” feel. Boasting such menu items as Penne alla Vodka, Beef Lasagna, and mix-andmatch pasta dishes (including a gluten-free penne), Fat Tony’s is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 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 small-brewery 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.

Pizzetta’s Pizzeria

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

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

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 GrassFed 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) 5090331. “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 Coop 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-toorder 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-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

SEAFOOD DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR

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 “BohemianChic” 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

EAST

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 ecofriendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.brunch. WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com

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 memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Family-style to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. WEBSITE: www.OceanicRestaurant.com

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Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is thrilled to now serve customers in its new location at 109 Market Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington (910-833-8622). It’s the place you want to be to catch your favorite sports team on 7 TV’s carrying all major sports packages. A variety of fresh seafood is available daily including oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Shuckin’ Shack has expanded its menu now offering fish tacos, crab cake sliders, fried oyster po-boys, fresh salads, and more. Come in a check out Shack’s daily lunch, dinner, and drink specials. It’s a Good Shuckin’ Time! The original Shack is located in Carolina Beach at 6A N. Lake Park Blvd.; (910) 458-7380. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Sat 11am-2am; Sun noon-2am NEIGHBORHOODS: Carolina Beach and Downtown FEATURING: Daily lunch specials, join the mailing list online WEBSITE: www.pleasureislandoysterbar.com

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

SOUTHERN CASEY’S BUFFET

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

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 sports-themed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road. (910) 791.9393. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD

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FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE

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 of-

fers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. Monday through Friday MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm WEBSITE: www.foxandhound.com

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. (910) 763-4133. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: 1/2 priced select appetizers Monday

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battered, they came under-seasoned. A little pepper in the batter would go a long way. Another item not found often on Wilmington’s restaurant scene beckoned my order: pierogis. Basically raviolis stuffed with mashed potatoes, pierogies can be boiled or fried, and come served with a number of toppings. At The Boardwalk, they came boiled and arrived in a heaping portion, which I didn’t realize was intended for sharing. All of the flavor came from the melted cheese on top and heavy-handed salt. Bars have used salty foods to drive up beer and wine consumption for centuries; it’s not a new strategy. The word “tapas” comes from the Spanish word tapar, meaning “to place on top.” Tavern owners dating back to at least the 17th century would leave a slice of salty ham on top of wine glasses for patrons to munch on. It led them to drink more. But there comes a point where too much salt doesn’t lead to another beer. It just makes me stop eating. The chicken cordon bleu sandwich was a bitter disappointment thanks to the tough and dry protein. The cheese was sparse and the Dijon mustard added little. The sliced ham was quite good, and I would have eaten more of the French fries had

they, too, not been oversalted. In keeping with the carnival atmosphere, Boardwalk offers cotton candy, funnel cakes, Rice Krispies treats and an array of fried foodstuff for dessert. I made my first foray into the long-popular art of frying candy bars by ordering a Snickers—my fave of the offerings. Now that I’ve tried it, I have one question for the aficionados of fried candy bars: Why? In my opinion, the batter does nothing to improve the flavor. It only slightly melted the chocolate— something I could achieve by leaving it in a hot car for a little while. Service at The Boardwalk is friendly enough, but timing can lag. I visited twice and both trips took roughly an hour to get in and out, in a restaurant which wasn’t crowded. While that works for the leisurely customer who’s playing games in between, someone going for a quick bite may find it problematic. Speed is important to success in the service industry. Though I’m not the target audience, I’ll give The Boardwalk credit where it’s due: They’ve found a niche with the arcadeloving, carnival-food-eating crowd. The restaurant also offers a kids’ menu nightly until 9 p.m., so bringing the family is welcomed before downtown‘s party crowd takes over late-night. But, for the sake of the diner’s cardiovascular health, I hope they lay off the salt.

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history of the charity work that Indo Jax does in India, as well as some of the events which take place in their camps. “Ten instructors went to India, and we served over 100 girls from an orphanage,” Viorel says. “We house the kids, teach them to surf and swim. Every night we do some activity, like elephant riding, or we take them to the movies and restaurants they wouldn’t normally get to—in fact, they don’t think they’re allowed in. We have to convince the girls they can come in and eat and stay in nice hotels.” The Indo Jax Surf Charity spent three weeks with three different groups of girls. Some reveal stories simply unimaginable. One child was found in a trash can, and many of them have tattoos on their arms as a way of being branded from the brothels they were forced to be a part of at only 10 years of age. Though the girls start off completely wary when they meet the instructors, by the end of the day, Viorel says, “They are larger than life.” The film will show at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. as an early release; the official premiere of the documentary will show July 27th at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Throughout the year Indo Jax organizes various fund-raising events to help continue their outreach. One child in a week-long camp costs around $200 or $300 depending on the special need. Indo Jax must use specialized equipment for these children as well, from oversized surfboards with handles to life jackets and more. They hire professional instructors to work with the children, too. “To finish our Wrightsville Beach season we need about $10,000 more,” Viorel says. “The total of the Wrightsville Beach season is about $20,000 dollars—that doesn’t include India.” Their main event is held every fall, called Pennies4Pins. It’s a bowling tournament where teams dress up in theme-centered costume.

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afternoons. You know the kind, Jude: You don’t want to be home, but you don’t particularly want to see friends either. I headed over to Firebelly for dollar tacos. It is strange I have spent most of my adult life without the regular work schedule of most people. In retrospect, it’s a surprise I haven’t turned into a fixture at the Barbary Coast— holding down a barstool from the time they open. I guess I should be grateful for life’s little mercies. Part of happiness of life in downtown Wilmington comes from meeting and getting to know a fabulous cast of characters: some homeless, some just barely not; others fabulously wealthy but nonetheless eccentric enough to make Howard Hughes look welladjusted. After 40 years down here, it takes a lot to faze me. Consequently, the young man who waddled . up to the stool next to me at Firebelly, with a w Japanese flag wrapped like a bandana around - his forehead, did not even raise my eyebrows. Or, for that matter, those of Sean the bartender. “What can I get you?” Sean asked my new neighbor, tossing out a beer coaster. “Sake.” “Sorry, dude. No sake.” “No sake?” he seemed genuinely flummoxed by this turn of events. He looked at Sean in disbelief for a span of audible breaths. “If you are looking for Japanese,” Sean h nodded at the young man’s head gear, “We f have Sapporo.” - “Sapporo?” he echoed uncertainly. n Sean nodded. , “It’s Japanese?” “Made in Japan.” My neighbor deliberated then nodded his head. Sean cracked open a can with a hiss and poured it into a glass. Setting it on the bar, he turned to look at me. “You want another?” He pointed at my Tom Collins. “I think I’ll switch to Cherry Coke, please.” I smiled. He wandered off, muttering something about having to find a new bottle of grenadine. s I ate in silence, watching the guy on my left. - He was dressed in camo down to his combat . boots. Even though it was early fall, and still e nice weather in this part of North Carolina, he - had on a fleece-lined bomber jacket. e We were the only two people at the bar. He y could have sat in any seat. He could have left h one empty chair between us, but instead he sat directly next to me. Where I come from, f that’s as clear an invitation as there is. “Hello,” I opened, holding out my hand to shake.

hler by Gwenyfar Ro tor encore contribu “Hello,” he nodded and shook my hand. Well, that’s that. I thought. He focused on his beer-drinking steadily, each sip specific and measured. When he finished, he pulled out a $20 bill from his pocket and put it on the bar. From an interior pocket, he took a small piece of what looked like rice paper. “Will it bother you if I read my poem aloud?” he turned and asked me. “No, go for it,” I shifted on my stool to better watch him. “It is traditional for Kamikaze to write a death poem before going on their mission.” He paused and cleared his throat. “This is mine.”

The Way By George Tennant This is the Way This is the Day While others fail duty and Honor This day I act with all Honor. My Spirit knows that to Fight My Body must take Flight This is the Way This is the Day

I checked my PO box and filled up the gas tank. My annual assignment for New Year’s Eve had arrived. Ripping open the envelopes, a photo of a tall, dark man in an Armani suit fell out with the standard dossier identifying him as Stuart McKoy, mortgage broker for Bank of America. Maybe Charlotte. Or Davidson. That’s nearby and much nicer. A few hours later, driving on I-40, the story came on the radio about the man who had loaded the saddle bags of his motorcycle full of explosives and driven it through the plate glass windows of the new Bank of America building on Third. As the information emerged over the next days and weeks, though horrified at the collateral loss of innocent lives, I was more surprised to have not personally witnessed more of these events. It seems through a clerical error, my kamikaze-poetry-writing-fellow-barfly, Mr. Tennant, had gotten sucked into Bank of America’s bizarre chain of late fees for mortgages. Though he

was actually up to date on his payments, the bank’s round of holding and collecting extraneous late fees, which can send a home to foreclosure, meant collections kept calling. They were going to take his house. The prospect of being homeless had been the last straw in his crumbling marriage. His young wife had taken their 2-year-old to live with her parents and was filing for divorce. Repeated visits to the bank to talk with his mortgage broker, Mr. McKoy—a tall, suave, welldressed man, who wore jewelry that cost more than Mr. Tennant’s monthly income—yielded no real help. It only added admonishment that Mr. Tennant hadn’t been a better client. Since I still had New Year’s Eve open, I ran my ad in Soldier of Fortune to see if I could fill that spot. No sense in wasting $50,000.

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When he finished he carefully folded the paper and placed it back inside his jacket. He put both hands on the bar and closed his eyes. “Thank you for listening.” “No, thank you. I like poetry.” I sipped my Cherry Coke and continued in an effort to be charitable “Good use of rhyme. That’s underrated in poetry today.” He nodded at me and turned sharply, leaving as enigmatically as he had arrived. About 20 minutes later, we heard a sound like an electrical transformer blowing up—only 10 times louder. All the glass bottles behind the bar rocked and tinkled, striking each other. “What the fuck was that?” Sean grabbed the bar for support. Then the wail of sirens started. I also put a 20 on the bar, and we both headed up the stairs toward the noise. Smoke filled the air, and people were gathered on the sidewalk. For mid-afternoon the sky turned dark gray, almost black in a matter minutes. “Someone blew up the Bank of America building!” people screamed as they shuffled through the crowd. The police started trying to rope off Grace Street. This is a bad scene, I thought to myself heading home. Maybe it’s time to get out of town for a little while…

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events BOARDWALK BLAST Carolina Beach Boardwalk Blast, feat. live music 6:30-9:30pm, Thursday nights at Gazebo. Fireworks at 9pm. 6/13, Mark Roberts Band; 6/20, Daniel Parish Band; 6/27, Mako Band; 7/3, Machine Gun; 7/4, Funk U Orchestra; 7/11, L Shape Lot; 7/18, Eastbound. • Wed., 6:30-8:30pm: Family Night, featuring bouncehouse, kids’ activities, variety shows and more! Cash Bingo, Wed., 7-9pm. NC COASTAL FEDERATION NC Coastal Federation and Town of Oak Island’s Clean Water Celebration! Sat., 6/15, 10amnoon. Register online at nccoast.org to volunteer and install plants at Waterway Park. Following morning planting, a party will be held at the park from noon to 2 p.m. The celebration with include live music, giveaways, fun kids’ activities, a touch tank and educational displays. Bring your family members to meet Tim, a pelican from Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter, or enter to win a six-person boat ride from Parrot Head Charters. Featuring refreshments from the Trolly Stop and Sunset Slush and a special membership price of $15. SUMMER SOLSTICE ARTISAN FAIR 6/22, 2-8pm, in beautiful downtown Wilmington in Riverfront Park. A celebration of nthe start of summer, and all the beauty, talent, and energy of the entire Cape Fear . All artisans, craftsmen, holistic healers, foodies, naturalists, and those involved in any form of organic living are invited to participate by pur-

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Workshops, discussions and readings, w/keynote address The NC Coastal Federation and Town of Oak Island will by noted author and UNCW faculty member host a Clean Water Celebration on Saturday, June 15th. Clyde Edgerton; workshops and classes with The event will take place at Waterway Park first from 10 faculty members Lavonne J. Adams (poetry), Wendy Brenner (fiction), Nina de Gramont (fica.m. to noon, where they’re accepting volunteers to help tion and young adult), Virgina Holman (creative install plants. After the planting, they’ll have a party at nonfiction), Emily Louise Smith (publishing), and the park from noon to 2 p.m. Live music will be playing, Beth Staples (publishing). Focusing on artistic plus there will be giveaways, kids’ activities, a touch tank challenges of crafting and revising publishable and lots of educational opportunities. Prizes avaialble work; students will have the opportunity to learn about what goes on behind the scenes of literto win and refreshements offered from Trolly Stop and ary magazines and small presses. Environmental Sunset Slush. The cost is only $15 for members. Visit and place-based writing in a variety of genres, online for more information, www.nccoast.org. as well as optional tours of local attractions Airlie Gardens and Fort Fisher. Optional critiques are limited. http://library.uncw.edu/summerwriters/home chasing a very affordable booth space for showcasing their arts and crafts. Local area performers are DOWNTOWN ILM FASHION WALK invited to participate in the event to showcase their Downtown ILM’s Fashion Walk feat. nine boutiques, singing, dancing, drumming, or other special talents offering exclusive deals and first dibs on new styles, during the event as a performer on the Summer Solfirst Thurs. every month through Sept. 7/4, 8/1 and stice stage. Open to community and anyone wishing 9/5, 5-9pm. Incl. Aqua Fedora, The Wonder Shop, to be a vendor can register now: www.980waav.com, Island Passage, Return Passage, Luxe, aMuse, Edge http://www.wgni.com, www.945thehawkradio.com, of Urge, GLAM and Momentum Surf & Skate Shop. ww.coast973.com or www.wwqq101.com. Free to CLASSY CHASIS CAR SHOW & FLEA MARKET attend; feature music, entertainment, food, brews, Under big old shade trees at Historic Poplar Grove arts, crafts, and more. Plantation classic cars and trucks compete for top UNCW WRITER’S CONFERENCE awards. The Country Flea Market offers handmade UNCW Summer Writer’s Conference, 6/28-30. crafts, furniture, jewelry, gently used goods and UNCW’s nationally recognized Department of Cremore. Sat., 7/13, 9-4, Poplar Grove Plantation. 910ative Writing announces its inaugural summer writers 686-9518. www.poplargrove.com conference, in partnership with Randall Library and

charity/fund-raisers MASONBORO.ORG BENEFIT 6/13, 6-10pm: Masonboro.org Benefit at Bradley Creek Marina Clubhouse. Benefit and part with live music from Gene Greory, DeAnne Carroll, Kate Lo and Jesse Stockton. Auction, prizesm food, fun, raffles and more! Win items from ScubaNow, Rainbow, Sweetwater Surf Shop and more. Reg.: www. masonboro.org. Jack Kilbourne: 910-262-4407 NAKED PARTY 3rd annual event at MOD, 4306 Market St. (next to Elizabeth’s Pizza). Perfect girls’ night out with free salon and spa services, photo booth, raffle prizes, food, drinks and more! Tickets: $5/adv or $8/door. Proceeds benefit Cape Fear Literacy Council. VIP Tickets: $10 and incl. early entry to party. modeastcoast. com. Dress in your best Studio 54 outfit; contest for best dressed!

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THE WAYLON BASH 6/15, 7pm-2am, The Palm Room (WB). Feat. music by Travis Shallow, Danny Mcleod, Zeke Roland, Tripp Murphy, Jason Woolwine Kyle Garris, & Friends! No cover, free food, 7-10pm, 10 percent of all bar proceeds will go toward charity. Raffle: Telecaster Guitar, Gibson SG Tribute Guitar, surfing and kayaking Gear, Records, Loads and Loads of gift certificates. Live art by Cammeron Batanides for raffle! Waylon Jennings passed away from diabetic complications on 2/13/02. He even had to amputate his left foot about a month before his passing. The Waylon Fund was established by Waylon’s widow, Jessi Colter, andson, Shooter Jennings. All contributions received through this fundsupport diabetes research at TGen (Translational Genomics ResearchInstitute) and bring

us closer to ending this terrible disease. The Waylon Bash will raise money for the fund. Jenn Moore: jenniferdeanemoore@gmail.com INDO JAX DODGEBALL CHALLENGE Indo Jax Surf Charities will host the Indo Jax Dodgeball Challenge, Sat., 6/15, at Courts & Sports Bar & Grill to raise funds for its Wrightsville Beach camps. Teams will compete from 6–11pm, w/first-place prize of $500. Teams can register for the tourney for $100/team. Courts & Sports will donate a portion of food and drink sales to Indo Jax Surf Charities. Donations for the silent auction and raffle are welcome. Spectators are encouraged to come out and watch the action as well as a screening of the film “My Name Uncle,” which chronicles the charity’s work in India. Jack Viorel at (910) 274-3565 or jack@ indojaxsurfschool.com. WARM NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM 6/21, 7-10pm: Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach. WARM completes home repairs and accessibility upgrades for elderly, disabled, and other low-income homeowners. Tickets are $75 per person or $500 per table of 8 and can be purchased at www.warmraisetheroof.org. Feat. music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions. Attire: Elegant Island Wear. Goal: Make 13 homes safer with roof repairs and other urgent needs. Amanda Miller: 910-399-7563. RAISE THE ROOF FROM UNDER THE SEA 6/21: Raise the Roof from Under the Sea. Proceeds benefit Wilmington AreaRebuilding Ministry to make 13 homes safer with roof repairs and otherurgent needs. Attire is elegant island wear. Includes music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions. $75 per person or $500 per table of 8. www.warmraisetheroof.org FOOD BANK OF NC Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a non-profit organization that provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. In 2008-09, the Wilmington branch distributed over 4 million pounds to our four county service area. Stop Summer Hunger (formerly Kids Summer Stock) is a community-wide food and funds drive held during June and July to provide the additional food needed to support these children and their families, as well as supporting summer meals programs. Helps to fill the empty shelves of Food Bank warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Sandhills and Wilmington during the summer when donations tend to slow down.http://wilmington.foodbankcenc.org

USO NC COASTAL CAROLINA GALA 7/13, 6:30pm: Join us for our first Coastal Carolina Gala at the Hilton Riverside Wilmington. Proceeds to benefit the USO of NC, Jacksonville Center. Enjoy an evening of luxury with Honored Guest Speaker: Admiral Robert J. Papp, Commandant, U.S. Coast

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Guard, while we honor outstanding military children from each of the service branches. Silent Auction, live auction, dinner, drinks, and more. www.uso-nc. org or 910-455-3411.

theatre/auditions DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 6/13-16: Disney’s new classic story, “High School Musical,” that children and adults have come to love will be the last show of TACT’s 2012-2013 season. Once again under the direction of fan-favorite David Loudermilk, our 50-strong cast will sing and dance to all the hits made famous by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 6/13-16. 910-262-0470. SEEING STARS IN DIXIE Seeing Stars in Dixie by Ron Osbourne, w/arrangement by Samuel French, Inc., Thurs-Sat., 8pm; Sun, 3pm. $5-$10 sold at door. Directed by Tania Gonzalez of Snead’s Ferry Community Theatre. Starring Marcia Hamilton, Jennider Meier, Jacqueline Reck, Cameron Waggoner and Devan Willard. Snead’s Ferry Community Center, 126 Park Lane. www. sneadsferrycommunitytheatre.com OPERA HOUSE THEATER CO. See page 12. 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. • “One Up,” see page 13. 111 Grace St. 910-341-0001 THEATRENOW Written by Zack Hanner, “Swing and A Miss,” a comedy in the vein of “Bull Durham” or “Major League,”

finds the three stars of the Wilmington Sharks in the midst of their championship game. Unfortunately, they are all twarted by relationship problems preventing them from keeping their head in the game. Adult content; teens and older. Menu: Roasted peanuts, mini pretzel dogs basket or house salad; chicken platter, smothered pork steak or vegetarian option; apple tart w/salted caramel. Tickets include dinner and show: $30-$42, through 6/15. • “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. TheatreNOW, 10th and Dock streets. www.theatrewilmington.com CAPE FEAR SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN Shakespeare’s powerful themes and timeless dialogue still evoke passion and controversy. Wilmington’s annual free-to-the-public Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green. “Measure for Measure,” a dark comedy about what can happen when we confuse lust and love, goodness and self-righteousness, and when power monger impulses go unchecked, Fri.-Sun., 8pm, through 6/30. Additional shows Thurs., 6/20 and 27. Free at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; picnics welcome. Gates open at 6:30pm. VENUS IN FUR Imaginary Theater Company, which most recently produced Yankee Tavern and Boston Marriage, at the Red Barn Studio Theatre, takes up temporary residence at the Cape Fear Playhouse to present David Ives’ daring comic drama, Venus in Fur. Funny, erotic, and mysterious, Venus in Fur explores the nature of power and the tension between reality and fantasy. A struggling playwright has adapted the classic Victoria sadomasochistic novel Venus in Fur. Now he just has to find the perfect actress for the sophisticated leading character, a seductive mistress who inspires slavish devotion. Starring Mike O’Neil and Anna Stromberg. Lee Lowrimore directs.

Through 6/23, Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. 613 Castle St. Tickets: $23-$2, www.bigdawgproductions. org. 910-367-5237 ‘NIGHT MOTHER Auditions for Big Dawg Productions’ next play, the well-known, Pulitzer Prize winning drama “’night Mother” written by Marsha Norman, 6/24-25, 7pm, Cape Fear Playhouse. Directed by Stephen Raeburn. Roles are available for two women; ages 25 and older. Auditions will include cold reads from the script and light improvisation and show will run 8/811, 15-18, 22-25. THALIAN ASSOCIATION REVUE “Thalian Association in Revue, Celebrating 225 Years of Live Theater,” 6/29. Located at the Cape Fear National Clubhouse at Brunswick Forest. Cocktails at 5:30pm; cabaret show at 6:15pm; buffet dinner at 7pm, $22.95, and $25 cover charge to benefit Thalian Association and Thalian Association Children’s Theater. RSVP/pay: 910-202-5811

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. SATURDAY NUTT LIVE Saturday Nutt Live is a new sketch comedy show premiering at Nutt Street Comedy Room on March 30th at 11:30pm. We’re on the search for the best comedic actors available. If you have a head shot and resume great, if not, we’ll deal with it. If you have characters that you’ve created be prepared to

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perform those. If you write sketches, please bring a sample of such. Nutt Street Comedy Room (the basement of the Soapbox) 255 N. Front St. johnnyaction80@gmail.com or John Gray 910-297-8709

NUTT STREET COMEDY ROOM Tuesday Improv, 9pm (no cover) • Wed. Nutt House Improv, 9pm ($2) • Thursday Open Mic Night, 9pm (no cover) • Friday/Saturday National touring comedians 8pm & 10pm. 6/14-15:Tim Kidd/Jamie Morgan; 6/21-22 Michael Che; 6/23: Kyle Kinane w/ Sean Patton, 7pm. $15 adv or $18 day of, at City Stage; 6/28-29 Tone Bell. www.nuttstreet.com.

HAROLD NIGHT Come down to the Nutt Street Comedy Room Tuesdays for the opportunity to perform at Harold Night. Each night two troupes perform a 20-25 minute ‘Harold’ long-form improv. After the show come up on stage and join the other improvisers in an improv jam! No experience necessary! Come have fun every Tuesday at 9pm. Nutt St. Comedy Room, basement of Soapbox, 255 N. Front St. Free!

music/concerts

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, beginning 6/13, continuing through 8/8 (no concert 7/4). 910-256-7925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com .

DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN The eighth annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 24 to August 30, 2013. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Prin-

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cess and Market Streets. 6/14 20 Ride: America’s #1 Zac Brown Tribute • 6/21 The Dave Mathews Tribute Band • 6/28 The Breakfast Club: America’s Favorite 80’s Tribute Band • 7/5 The Revival: Allman Brothers Tribute • 7/12 Same As It Ever Was: The Talking Heads Tribute

Fresh from the Farm

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. 6/14, Eastbound; 6/28, Jam Sandiwch; 7/12, Spare Change; 7/26, Justin Fox Trio; 8/9, South of K; 8/23, Mako Band.

The Riverfront Farmers’ Market is a curbside market featuring local farmers, producers, artists & crafters.

• Fruits • Vegetables • Plants • Herbs • Flowers • Eggs • Cheeses • Meats

• Seafood • Honey • Baked goods • Pickles • Jams & Jelly • Candy • Art & Crafts • Entertainment

Saturdays through Dec. 21 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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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! 6/16, Two Cents Worth plays acoustic rock & blues. www.townofkurebeach.org or call Kure Beach Town Hall at (910) 458-8216. AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES Airlie Concert Series lineup, first and third Friday of the month from May until September: 6/21, 40 East Band; 7/5, Cosmic Groove Lizards. $8 for adults, $2 for children, and free for Airlie members. www.airliegardens.org. PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL CHOIR The 4th Annual Patriotic Festival Choir will present “Indivisible” in honor of the birth of our nation and the men and women serving in the Armed Forces on Sun., 6/30, 7pm, Pine Valley Baptist Church, 3940 Shipyard Blvd. Encore performance on Mon., 7/1, 8pm, on the lawn at Mayfaire Town Center. The Patriotic Festival Choir is a collaboration between about 12 local churches, including Pine Valley United Methodist Church, Pine Valley Baptist Church, Wrightsboro United Methodist Church and the Wilmington Celebration Choir. Diverse 100+ voice choir will perform classic patriotic selections such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful,” and “Salute to the Armed Forces” and more! Briana Seese at (910) 297-5447. WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 2013-14 Masterworks Series Concert Season. 42nd concert season is both welcoming and rewarding for audience members with something for everyone, including great works by composers such as Berlioz, Strauss, Grieg, Menotti, and Mozart. Single tickets are $27, $25 and $6 for youth. Kenan Auditorium Ticket Office: 962-3500 or 800-732-3643. Season subscriptions: $115 and $100, and $30 for students and youth under 17. Performed at Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus. Evening concerts are Saturday evenings at 8pm, and matinees are Sun-

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days at 4pm. www.wilmingtonsymphony.org WSO AUDITIONS Wilmington Symphony Orchestra new-member auditions: Tues., evening, 8/20. Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings new and returning member auditions: Thurs evenings 8/29 and 9/5. 37th annual Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition auditions: 11/23. www.wilmingtonsymphony.org

dance WILMINGTON SINGLE’S CLUB Wilmington Singles Club: 6/14, 21 and 28, 8-11pm. American Legion, 702 Pine Grove Rd. Live music by Classic Collection Band. Potluck dinner. Bring your favorite dish or dessert to share. $10/members; guests, $15. All ages singles welcome. No Jeans. 392-3095. BABS MCDANCE McDance Summer Youth Camp, 7/8-8/2 w/early registration continuing through 6/21. Reg. registrations 6/15-7/1. • Mon., 7pm: Bornze Smooth Ballroom, 8pm; Bronze Rhythm and Latin ballroom; Argentine Tango, Wed., 5-7pm; West Coast Swing, Wed., 7-9pm; Shag and Cha Cha, Thurs., 7-9pm. 6782 Market St. babsmcdance.com.

IRISH STEP DANCE Traditional Irish Step Dancing Beginners to Championship level ages 5-adult! Mondays nights. The studio is located at 1211 South 44th St. http://www. walshkelleyschool.com

ZUMBA Zumba instructor Priscila! Priscila from Brazil will be leading the Wednesday evening Zumba class at WB Parks and Rec. Classes are held Tuesday, 9:30am, or Wednesday, 6pm. Wednesday evening classes will start at 5:30pm. 1 Bob Sawyer Drive. www. townofwrightsvillebeach.com. TECHNIQUES IN MOTION Through 7/26: Summer class available! Be on the look out for new & exciting dance class elements for all ages such as: Zumba, Leap & Turn & Pointe. www. techniquesinmotion.com. 910-799-3223. 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639

CAROLINA SHAG CLUB DJs play favorite beach music and shag tunes every Sat, 8pm to close. $4/members; $6/guests. Carolina Shag Club, 103 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 620-4025

CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night, 5th Ave United Methodist Church, South 5th at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm. Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students. $4. (910) 538-9711.

TANGO WILMINGTON Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 8-9:45pm. $5 lounge entrance includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30.

art/exhibitions

EYEING THE COSMOS ... Eyeing the Cosmos While Astride the Abyss, an interactive art Installation in response to Diane Haus’ diagnosis in 2010 of Stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her lungs, liver, bones and spine. Told there was no cure, but that the cancer could be “managed” with a mastectomy, removal of lymph nodes,


taking a daily chemo pill and a monthly IV drip. On that day, the patterns of the floor tile in my doctor’s office were forever etched into my mind. Unable to sleep and afraid, the artist went outside to a sky full of stars and looking upward, drifted into deep infinite space—two hours later there was no more fear, just peace. Public is invited; wear comfortable clothing and bring an object no larger than a quarter that can be exchanged on the “Table of Tokens” that is waiting at the center of the journey. 2TEN HAUSTUDIO, 15930 NC Hwy 210 East, Ivanhoe, NC 28447. Opening reception: 6/8, 7-10pm. Exhibitionopen through July. Diane Hause: (910) 874-3535 or www. haustudio.com. BOB BRYDEN Bob Bryden’s art work exists comfortably within the traditions of minimalism and optical art. Subject is reduced to the essential elements of point, line and plane. Wendell Patterson’s pieces have been made over the past few years while the woodworking industry has been decimated by the recession. Made mostly from leftover material from contracting jobs, they’re a culmination of Patteron’s life time of sawdust and splinters. Now on display through July at 621N4TH Gallery, 621 N. 4th Street. QUILTERS BY THE SEA Quilters by the Sea 31st annual Quilt Show, Friday 6/14,10am-7pm, and Saturday 6/15, 10am-5pm. ] Featuring 175 quilts, 10 vendors, raffles, quilter’s resale, boutique, silent auction, special exhibits and demos Temple Baptist Activity Center 709 George Anderson Dr. $6. www.quiltersbytheseaguild.org FROM DIOR’S PARIS TO CALABASH “From Dior’s Paris to Calabash: Whimsical Creations & Vintage Fashion Drawings” by George Gerald Davis, hangs through 6/15. Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature works by George Gerald Davis, an apprentice with a modeliste of Christian Dior in order to study draping and design. With Brook Volland, opened a millinery shop in New York before relocating to Wilson, N.C. and opened Gerald-Brook Boutique, run for 28 years. The show at Sunset River will include several of Davis’ whimsically embellished shoes along with 30-some original vintage fashion drawings from his college days in the States and his apprenticeship in Paris. 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com or 910-575-5999. FIGMENTS GALLERY Figments Gallery offers a fresh mix of eclectic work from local and international artists of all genres. Come by for an Open House Exhibit featuring new artists on the Second Friday of every month from 6-8pm; next one. Join us June 14th for “BLOOM!” open house exhibit featuring colorful florals from over 20 artists. 1319 Military Cutoff Rd, Suite II. 910-509-

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4289. www.figmentsgallery.com EMERGENCE “Emergence,” art and sculpture by Justin Campbell and Aaron Earley. Exhibit runs through 6/16. French-American sculptor Justin Campbell was born in Chambery, a city in the French Alps , and grew up on the NC coast developing an intimate connection with the subtropical wildlife in and out of the water. Justin currently specializes on metalwork out of his studio in Wilmington, forging iron, bronze, aluminum and wood creations reflect vigor and bold imagination. Aaron Earley work s in drawings (“Semi-Deer) and inkblots, creating and administering them to illustrate visualizations into the design—a practice of childhood intrigue, a play on the methodology of the Rorschach test, and an examination of my adult subconscious, dexterity, and perception. Bottega is open 6 days a week 4pm-2am Tuesday and Wednesday and 2pm-2am Thursday-Sunday. 208 N. Front St. NOT WHAT IT SEEMS Spring Quartet at New Elements Gallery to showcase new works by Nancy Carter, Catherine Lea, Victoria Primicias and Sally Sutton. Feat. a collection of landscapes and abstract paintings in pastels, acrylic paintings, encaustic ancient technique and impressionistic landscapes. On display through 6/22. 201 Princess St. www.newelementsgallery.com NO BOUNDAIRES INT’L ART COLONY No Boundaries International Art Colony’s exhibit of archival work created at the colony from 1998

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Those who adore the intricacy of fabric art will find happiness at Temple Baptist Activity Center, 709 George Anderson Drive. Quilters by the Sea will hold their 31st annual Quilt Show on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be 10 vendors showcasing wares, as well as offering a quilter’s resale, boutique, silent auction, special exhibits and demonstrations. For more information about the club, visit www.quiltersbytheseaguild.org.

through 2012. Free and open to the public, and will run through 6/22. No Boundaries is held every November on Bald Head Island. Artists from around the globe converge on the island for two weeks to make art and to share ideas, inspiration and culture. No Boundaries has hosted artists from more than 25 countries, including Japan, Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Switzerland and Ghana. No Boundaries was founded in 1998 by Wilmington, NC artists Dick Roberts,

WOODCUTS “Christopher Alexander & Ashton Durham: Woodcuts” will be on view at the Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building, through 8/23. Closing reception will be held from 5:30-7pm, Thurs., 8/22. Both the print fest and reception are free and open to the public. Open Monday-Thursday, noon-4pm, during the summer. Local artists Alexander and Durham will feat. recently completed woodcuts printed during the public print fest. The interactive element of the printfest as well as showcasing the blocks allows viewers to participate in the process and further understand the technical elements of woodcut prints. Ground floor of the Cultural Arts Building, near the building’s main entrance on the corner of Randall Parkway and Reynolds Dr., UNCW.

CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear, a photography exhibition by the Cape Fear Camera Club, will be held at the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, the oldest history museum in North Carolina. Runs through 10/27, during museum hours and will be integrated with the upper-level galleries. The scope of

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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 910-328-2488. topsailmissilesmuseum.org.

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 (18211907) 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. • Jazz at the Museum summer music series, first Thurs. ea. mo.: 6/13, 6:30pm. Wonderful songstress Cindy Hospedales, sax virtuoso Daryll Murrill and the band A Step Above; 7/4, The Jeff Sipe Trio; 8/1, El Jaye Johnson with The Port City AllStars; 9/29, The Al Neese Project. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. 910-251-3700. www.bellamymansion. org. 503 Market St. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM Exhibits: Through 9/29: Attack of the Bloodsuckers!

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St. www.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 after-hours 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. 910-763-2634, 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, 10am-4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 7620492. www.latimerhouse.org

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. Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. TuesSun,11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am-9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www.cameronartmuseum. com or 910-395-5999.

CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM World’s most fascinating and dangerous reptiles in beautiful natural habitats, feat. a 12-foot saltwater crocodile, “Bubble Boy.” and “Sheena,” a 23ft long Reticulated Python that can swallow a human being whole! Giant Anaconda weighs 300 lbs, w/15 ft long King Cobras hood up and amaze you. See the Black Mamba, Spitting Cobras, Inland Taipans, Gaboon Vipers, Puff Adders, and more! Over 100 species, some so rare they are not exhibited anywhere else. One of the most famous reptile collections on earth. Open everyday in summer, 11am-5pm (Sat. till 6 pm); winter schedule, Wed-Sun. 20 Orange St, across from the Historic Downtown Riverwalk, intersecting Front and Water Street. (910) 762-1669. www.capefearserpentarium.com.

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 • Splash into Summer, 6/14-15, 9am-1pm: Kick off start of summer at pool party! • 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, 8/910, 9am-1pm • www.playwilmington.org

RUNS AND 5KS 6/13, 6:30pm: NewBridge Bank Bridge to Bridge. 6pm. CFCC Schwartz Center, Downtown Wilmington. 4-mile course from the Isabel Holmes Bridge to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge through some of the most scenic areas of downtown. The finish line will consist of a celebration with food, beverages and community supporters. Funds raised will support student scholarships at CFCC. $30. Walkers: $25. http://its-go-time.com/event-registration?regevent_ action=register&event_id=68

BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House 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/Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour 3pm. Admission rqd. (910)762-0570. www.burgwinwrighthouse.com.

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folklore of mythical creatures as you and your family hear tales that have left their mark on the night sky while you view the constellations that inspired those stories. Parental participation is required. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 9am-5pm,Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm, Sunday. $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. Members are admitted free. 814 Market St. NATURE KIDS’ PROGRAMS Upcoming Nature Programs, Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St., 341-0075. Pre-reg. rqd. Moores Creek Kayak, 6/20, 8:30am-3pm. Cost: $45 ($30 if you have your own kayak). MAGICIAN JEFF JONES Magician Jeff Jones brings you into his magical world of illusions with spellbinding moves, delighting children time after time. Free family performance will be in the library parking lot, so please park in the bank parking lot next door. Summer Reading Club programs are brought to you by the Friends of New Hanover. Julie Criser: jcriser@nhcgov.com or 910-7986303. Myrtle Grove Library, 5155 South College Rd SUNSHINE CAMP Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter presents Sunshine Camp, a camp for children coping with the death of a loved one. Young people talk, play, create, eat, cry, laugh, and make friends, and are encouraged to share memories, express feelings, release anger, and learn from their life experiences. Visiting artists often share their talents with campers. MonFri, 8:30am-12:30pm; 6/25-29 (2nd-rising 3rd graders); 7/9-13 (rising 4th and 5th); 7/23-27 (rising 6th, 7th and 8th). Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center, 1414 Physicians Dr. $25 fee covering the cost of supplies; a completed application and a brief meeting with a grief counselor are required. 910-796-7991 or

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800-733-1476. DOCK ST. KIDS The Dock Street Kids are mixed up in another mysterious adventure!Help them use the library to solve the case. It’s like an episode ofScooby Doo performed LIVE by TheatreNOW of Wilmington. Summer Reading Club programs for families are brought to you by the Friends of New Hanover County Public Library. Learn more about Dock Street Kids: www. theatrewilmington.com/dockstreetkidsclub.html. 910-798-6303 for more information about Library programs for kids.Carolina Beach Library, 300 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach KIDS MAKING IT HIPPIE BALL 2 Dust off your best flower power clothes, let your freak flag fly, and join the party of the year! Catered by Bon Appétit, awesome auction far-out drinks, and live music by The Steady Eddies. Kids Making It Hippie Ball 2, 6/29, Brooklyn Arts Center. 15 S. Water St. 28401. MS. SUSAN’S ROOM Ms. Susan’s Room, music and ats for creative young minds, feat. Happy Little Singers, early childhood music & movement for ages 6mo.-6yrs. Sing, dance and creative play! Tues-Sat, 9:45am, & Tues at 4pm. • Happy Bigger Singers, ages 4-7 years, Thursday, 4 pm. • Kids Yoga (Mommy and Me), Wed, 1:30pm. • Art and Crafts Friday! Be sure to wear an old tshirt, or something you don’t mind being covered with paint. Upcoming classes: 7/14, Collage; 7/21, Chinese Brush Painting; 7/28, Pasta Jewelry. All classes $10 per family, $5 each additional child. Drop ins Welcome! Ms. Susan’s Room at the Art Works, 200 Willard St. Free parking. 910-777-8889 or www. happylittlesingers.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. 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

classes/workshops LIVE WEBINAR 6/11, 1pm: This live webinar from the Foundation Center will teach you the characteristics of effective nonprofits and help you assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising and how to find funders. The Foundation Directory database may be searched at any New Hanover County Library location. The Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org/) is the world’s leading source of information about philanthropy. • 6/25, 1pm: For nonprofit agencies to learn key components of a grant proposal to a foundation, and briefly introduce the Foundation Directory database, which may be searched at any New Hanover County Library location. Free, but preregistration is required at www.nhclibrary.org. POWER BREAKFAST PANEL DISCUSSION Power Breakfast panel discussion, 6/19, will cover the goals of newly appointed leaders to some of the most important organizations in Wilmington. UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy CEO Caroline Reda, PPD Chairman David Simmons, and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring, will talk about the futures of their respec-

tive institutions as well as share insights on leadership that helped advance their careers and guide them daily in leading large, complex organizations. Wilmington Convention Center; moderated by Rob Kaiser, publisher of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Breakfast at 7:30; discussion 8:30-10am. Register: www.wilmingtonpowerbreakfast.com.

WILD BIRD AND GARDEN Please join us for this 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

LEGAL AID OF NC WORKSHOP Brunswick Housing Opportunities in collaboration with Legal Aid of North Carolina Clients Council hosts a workshop for local community leaders, nonprofits and concerned citizens on 6/13, 8:30am reg, w/workshops from 9am-noon. Held at the Ocean View MB Association Building in southern Brunswick County. Workshops include Avoiding Foreclosure, Fair Housing, Landlord/Tenant issues, Calculating SNAP benefits and Reentry. Counselors will be available to meet with anyone facing mortgage issues, wanting to know about the AG Settlement, how you can avoid foreclosure from noon-2pm. 910-253-0699

ART CLASSES June art workshops with Lois DeWitt: loislight@bellsouth.net or 910 547-8115. $50 ea. Materials provided. Saturday Morning Oil Pastel/Colored Pencil Workshops, 6/15, 22, 10am-1pm. Create a drawing with colored pencils from your photo or imagination. Overlay the drawing with oil pastels to create a patina-like finish. Beginners or experienced. All materials provided. • Stencil Acrylic Painting Workshops at Artful Living Group. www.artfullivinggroup.com. 910 458-7822.

YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOPS UNCW’s Creative Writing Department welcomes Young Writers Workshop for rising 9th-12th grade students 6/18-22 on campus. Brings together 35 high school students from across the region to study the craft of writing, feat. daily creative writing exercises, lectures, workshopsand readings. Drected and run by master’s degree candidates and professors in UNCW’s Department of Creative Writing. Students are asked to submit a work of creative writing in one genre (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction); campers will receive instruction in all genres.$495 covers tuition, housing, and three meals a day. Payment is due upon registration: http://uncw.edu/writers/ youngwriters.html.

NC FORECLOSURE PREVENTION SEMINAR 6/25, 6pm: If you are a homeowner struggling to make your mortgage payments due to job loss or other temporary financial hardship, the North Carolina this free informational session at the downtown library, 201 Chestnut St. Pre-reg. is not required! 910-798-6306 or jroach@nhcgov.com

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BAR TRIVIA COPPER PENNY Bar Trivia at Copper Penny, Wed., 6/12, 8pm. Copper Penny, 109 Chestnut St. Calling all science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers! Bring your friends to Copper Penny and test your knowledge of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals of the Cape Fear Region. Expect questions drawn from museum exhibits and programs. Join us for some cold beer and cool science! Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market St., hosts the event.


HUMANISTS AND FREETHINKERS Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear is gearing up for its always fun-filled annual picnic at Hugh McRae Park, 1799 S College Rd. 6/15: In an attempt to beat the heat, the picnic takes place a bit earlier than usual, 6/15, 1pm, Pavilion 4. Newcomers welcomed; family event w/playground for youngers. HFCF will provide hot dogs and hamburgers, with the rest of the menu supplied in traditional potluck fashion. Adults may enjoy beer and wine (but no liquor) in non-glass containers. RSVP and potluck contributions: www.meetup.com/humanism-182/. TOPSAIL BUSINESS EVENTS 6/20, Creating An Inventory for Cultural Tourism in the Topsail Region. Andre Nabors, Tourism Development Manager, NC Tourism Office, NC Department of Commerce . Event for members and staff of member businesses of the Topsail Chamber. CFCC BARBER SHOP Cape Fear Community College’s new barber training school will provide students with the skills to become a professional barber. Services include haircuts, beard trimming, hot shaves and more. Services range from $2 for a mustache trim to $16 for highlights. Cash only. Walk-ins welcome from MonThurs, 10:30am-3:45pm. Appt: 362-7692. http:// cfcc.edu/ce/barberschool/services.html.

tours 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 AIRLIE GARDENS Enjoy the 67 beautiful acres of Airlie Gardens year round. Operating hours are Tues.-Sun., 9am - 5pm. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children. Through 8/18 only: Dancing, mowing, fishing and painting are common pastimes during the warmer months, all of which will be performed by none other than large frogs in Airlie’s Ribbit the Exhibit Feat. a collection of copper sculptures by Wilmington-based artist Andy Cobb. Guests can expect to stumble upon “Zenny” meditating on a lily pad, “Jeeves” wearing a tailcoat

ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April): Irish poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan didn’t confine his lyrical wit to well-crafted poems on the printed page. He used it to say things that would advance his practical ambitions. For example, when he first met the woman who would eventually become his wife, he said to her, “Why don’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you.” That’s the kind of persuasive power I hope you will summon in the coming days, Aries. According to my analysis of the omens, you should have it in abundance. So what’s the best use of this mojo? Is there anything you would really like to sell? What new resources do you want to bring into your sphere? Who do you want to convince? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In “The Book of the Damned,” Charles Fort revealed one of the secrets of power. He said that if you want power over something, you should be more real than it. What does that mean? How do you become real in the first place, and how do you get even more real? Here’s what I think: Purge your hypocrisies and tell as few lies as possible. Find out what your deepest self is like—not just what your ego is like—and be your deepest self with vigorous rigor. Make sure that the face you show the world is an accurate representation of what’s going on in your inner world. If you do all that good stuff, you will eventually be as real and as powerful as you need to be. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Long after the artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani died, his paintings sold for millions of dollars. While alive, he never got rich from doing what he loved to do. He expressed frustration about the gap between his ambitions and his rewards. “I do at least three paintings a day in my head,” he said. “What’s the use of spoiling canvas when nobody will buy anything?” I hope you don’t arrive at a comparable conclusion, Gemini. It’s crucial that you not keep your good ideas bottled up in your imagination. You need to translate them into practical actions, even if there’s no immediate or obvious benefit in doing so. Expressing yourself concretely has rarely been more important than it is right now.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): In 1967, dissidents dreamed up a novel way to protest America’s horrific Vietnam War. They marched to the Pentagon, the military’s headquarters, and performed an exorcism to purge the place of its evil. With the power of songs and chants, they invoked magic spells designed to levitate the 6.5 millionsquare-feet building into the air. Their plan didn’t quite work in a literal way—the Pentagon remained firmly fixed to the ground—but the legend they

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spawned was potent. When I heard about it years later, it inspired me to become an activist. I see myth-making as a worthy goal for you right now, Cancerian. Dream up an epic task or project that will fuel your imagination for a long time.

ent moment; writing a brief letter to the five people you have loved best, telling them why you’ve loved them; spending a day outside of time, when you don’t consult a clock or use electronic media for the duration.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In 1926, surrealist artist Max Ernst painted “The Blessed Virgin Chastising the Infant Jesus in Front of Three Witnesses.” It shows Mary vigorously spanking her son as he lies on her lap. Nowadays, the image doesn’t seem nearly as scandalous as it did when it first appeared. Even some Christians I know find it amusing, welcoming the portrayal of Jesus as a genuine human being with lessons to learn. What would be your equivalent of creating a cheeky image like this, Leo? How could you achieve cathartic release by being irreverent toward something or someone you respect? I recommend it. (See the image: tinyurl.com/SpankingJesus.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarius comedian Steven Wright says he took a class in speed-waiting. “Now I can wait an hour in only 10 minutes,” he brags. I think you will have the same knack in the coming days, Sagittarius. Your patience is likely to be much more effective than usual. Results will come faster and they’ll be more intense. The only catch is that you will really have to be calm and composed and willing to wait a long time. It won’t work if you’re secretly antsy and only pretending to be imperturbable.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s prime time to promote cross-cultural liaisons and interspecies relationships, Virgo. I encourage you to experiment with hybrids and facilitate the union of diverse interests. You will be working in alignment with cosmic trends if you strengthen the connections between influences that belong together, and even between influences that don’t know they belong together. So see what you can do to facilitate conversations between us and“them. Negotiate peace treaties between yes and no. Look for legitimate ways to compare apples and oranges. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Gonzo columnist Mark Morford wrote a list of liberated behaviors he wants to cultivate. Since you’re in the emancipatory phase of your yearly cycle, I invite you to try some of his strategies. 1. Have a gentler grip. Let go of tight-assed attitudes. 2. Make deeper penetration. Don’t be satisfied with surfaces. 3. Raise the vibration. Isn’t it a waste of precious life energy to mope around in a sour and shriveled frame of mind? 4. Appreciate appreciation. Treat gratitude as an emotion of the same caliber as joy. 5. Cultivate ecstatic silliness. Develop a blissful ability to take everything less seriously. 6. Drink the awe. Allow astonishment to seep in. (More: tinyurl.com/morford joy.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): From an astrological perspective, now would be a good time to go on a meditation retreat for a few days or make a pilgrimage to your ancestral homeland. You would generate just the right shifts in your brain chemistry by doing something like that. Other recommended adventures: reviewing the story of your entire life from your first memory to the pres-

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Let the boundaries blur a bit, Capricorn. Don’t stick too rigidly to the strict definitions. Play around with some good old-fashioned fuzzy logic. The straight facts and the precise details are important to keep in mind, but you shouldn’t cling to them so ferociously that they stifle your imagination. You need to give yourself enough slack to try open-ended experiments. You’ll be smart to allow some wobble in your theories and a tremble in your voice. Magic will happen if there’s plenty of wiggle room. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather,” French poet Paul Valery said. How do you interpret that thought, Aquarius? In the book “The Science of Self-Control,” here’s how Howard Rachlin expands on Valery’s idea: “We need to be spontaneous, but only in the context of some framework that allows us to attain higher levels of spontaneity; a feather is a slave to the wind, while a bird “uses” the wind.” Take heed, Aquarius! Your creative flights will go further and last longer if you have a solid foundation to take off from. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Let’s call today Sigh Day. Tomorrow, too, and the next day, and the two days after that. During these five Sigh Days, you should feel free to let out big, deep sighs at a higher rate than usual. Allow yourself to be filled up with poignant thoughts about life’s paradoxical mysteries. Give yourself permission to be overwhelmed with emotions that are midway between lamentation and reverent amazement. For even better results, indulge in some free-form moaning during your five Sigh Days. That’ll help you release your full backlog of tension and give you more appreciation for the crazy beauty of your fate. (P.S. Try not to whine, though.)

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and holding a lantern, the Ultimate Horn Trio, and an assortment of other personified hoppers. Free with admission. • 6/15, 5-8pm: Family Fun Night, featuring Ribbit the Exhibit! Both the young and young at heart will enjoy a frog-filled evening of games, crafts, garden tours, nature activities, music and a very special sneak preview of the new Airlie Gardens Bug Zoo. Live music by Mr. Mark, and food & soft drinks for purchase from Front Street Brewery. $5/person in advance and $8/person on event day; space limited. Airlie Gardens. 910-798-7700 or www.airliegardens.org. OAKDALE CEMETERY TOURS Sat. 6/15, 10am-noon: Mr. Chris Nelson will lead the tour about most notable people of public service. He will give the details of the men who served as firemen in Wilmington and their events which may have led them to their final resting place in Oakdale. Limited tickets will be available at the cemetery office. Tour canceled in event of inclement weather. TRIPS WITH TRIPLETT Oakdale Cemetery Summer Historical Tour: 10am -12pm every Wed/Sat, 6/19-8/14 (except 7/20). For all ages! Discover the history of Wilmington’s past as you stroll the sacred grounds with Robin Triplett, a retired Cape Fear history teacher. Learn about the woman Confederate spy, the fireman buried with his faithful dog, the girl buried in the keg of whiskey, and much more! RSVP 910-392-6753, Students $3, Adults $8. tripwithtriplett.webs.com. WRIGHSTVILLE BEACH SCENIC TOURS Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours feat. bird watching tours, water taxi services, fishing trips, pirate voyages, and Masonboro Island shuttles, on the 27-foot, green-and-white catamaran Shamrock. www.wrightsvillebeachscenictours.com.

culinary BOARDWALK ON FRONT Fri., 6/14, 5pm-7pm. Stop by Boardwalk on Front (15 S. Front St.) for free samples of authentic Boardwalk-style foods and dishes unique to our restaurant, including pierogies, homemade onion rings, fried artichoke hearts, homemade sweet potato fries, and awesome desserts such as our signature deep-fried Oreos. www.boardwalknc.com NC BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL Celebrate the historic, economic and cultural significance of blueberries in the southeastern region of our state. Entertainment and artisans nestled around the courthouse square. Antique cars line the streets of Burgaw; food vendors , one of a kind arts and crafts and blueberries! More than 20 events ranging from the street fair to a recipe contest, barbeque cook-off, a 5K run, special ex-

hibits and more. Sat., 6/15, 9am-9pm. Pender County Courthouse Square, Burgaw, NC. 910-259-4844. .ncblueberryfestival.com DUPLIN WINERY 6/15: Club Member Adventure at the US Whitewater School in Charlotte. Ticket: $60/person (includes all outdoor activities and lunch at the facility). Duplin Winery, 505 N. Sycamore St. Rose Hill, NC. 800-7749634

6/14-16: SIGHTSEEING CRUISE For Father’s Day, take dad on a special cruise along the Cape Fear River. The three-tiered Henrietta III boat will offer a lunch and sight-seeing tour the entire weekend, June 14th through 16th. Reservations must be made ahead of time and paid by calling 910343-1611. The cruise boards at 2:30 p.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Other cruises are offered throughout the summer, like the Sunset Cruise, Dinner Cruise, Murder Mystery Cruises and more! www.cfrboats.com

NC ECO ODYSSEYS North Carolina Eco Odysseys partners with local businesses to create unique adventures by introducing history, activity, and culinary adventure into your event. Experience North Carolina as never before. Corporate team building services also available; customized events available. Schedule: 6/22: Fun on the River. A paddle to Eagles Island, launching from Dram Tree Park at the end of Castle Street, 3100 acres situated between the Cape Fear and Brunswick Rivers. Viewing flora and fauna; after we return to Dram Tree Park, we will gather at Ted’s Fun on the River, adjacent to Dram Tree Park for a little relaxation, fun, music, food and drink! $70, including food, beverage, guided tour and kayak rental; $55 w/own kayak. 407-247-5516 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. 6/22, 11am: Me Gusta Tacos $30. Crunchy and soft tacos filled with chicken, fish, veggies, and anything else we can come up with, plus pico de gallo and sauces to spice them up. • 6/28, 2pm: Master It: Fruit & Veggie Carving $20. Hands-on class to teach the basics in making playful, beautiful, edible decorations with fruit and vegetables. • 7/7, 2pm: Master It: Shrimp $25. Hands-on practice to properly clean shrimp and prepare them to perfection a number of ways, including sautéed, butterpoached, steamed, and grilled. SERVSAFE ServSafe Food Safety Certification classes; 6/23, 7/9, 7/16, 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. CAPE FEAR FOOD AND WINE CLUB Cape Fear Food & Wine Club ($15/year) serves the needs of home cooks, foodies, and wine lovers living in and visiting the Wilmington area. It offers events for members and their guests, including cooking classes, wine pairing classes, premium wine dinners, and free members-only events throughout the year. Members also enjoy

exclusive discounts from our host, The Seasoned Gourmet. Wed., 6/26, 6:30pm: A Class-y Event: Class-y Shrimperoo—A Little Bit of Class, a Whole Lot of Party! $30. The Seasoned Gourmet,1930 Eastwood Rd. 910-256-9488. • 6/27, 6:30 pm: ‘Grapes & Grub’ will be a five-course, wine pairing event to support The Ability Garden, a 501(3) c Charitable Organization housed at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Dr. Catch the Food Truck, with Chef Keith Rhodes (Catch Restaurant, 6623 Market Street ) at the helm, will be preparing 4 courses of casual gourmet fare, each to be served with a deliciously affordable wine from Empire Distributors. Roberta Campani of La Gemma Fine Italian Pastries (2323 S. 17th Street ) will prepare a sweet ending to the evening. Diners are encouraged to bring a lawn chair in which to sit and enjoy the food and wine pairings, and to be serenaded by B & B – a duet offspring of the local party band ‘shine. $50/person and are available for purchase at The Seasoned Gourmet,1930 Eastwood Rd. 910-256-9488. 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. 6/30. NONI BACA WINERY Tasting room open seven days a week, 10am-9pm (Mon-Sat) and 12-5pm (Sun.). Taste a flight of 6 or 9 wines with complementary souvenir glass; with over 70 wines made on premise to sample at any time, there is something for everyone. Served by the glass or the bottle. • Tuesday and Wednesday Winemaker’s Special. Three 3 oz. pours of any wine at a very special price. • Thursday-Saturday:

Specials at the bar on glasses and bottles of wine that run all day, but the crowd begins to gather around 7pm. Craft beer selection, too. We also make special label wines for weddings, corporate gifting, birthdays, reunions, or any event. 910-3977617. HENRIETTA III CRUISES An elegant, 3 tiered boat offering sight-seeing, lunch and dinner cruises, site seeing tours and a Sunset Dinner Cruise June-Aug. On the riverfront. April-Oct: Narrated sightseeing cruises 2:30pm 1-1/2 hours Tues.-Sun, Narrated lunch cruises noon 1-1/2 hours Tues.-Sat.. May-Oct: Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, Tues./Thurs. evening 2 hrs 6:30pm; Apr-Dec: Fri. evening dinner cruises 2-1/2 hrs 7:30pm, Saturday evening dinner cruises 3 hours 6:30 pm. • 6/14-16: Narrated Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise—treat Dad to a relaxing day on the water during a narrated scenic tour of the Cape Fear River. Boarding 2pm; cruise, 2:30-4pm. Lunch/dinner cruises available. Admission. 910-343-1611; 800-6760162. www.cfrboats.com. 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 one-of-a-kind gifts such as jewelry, woodcrafts and pottery. Poplar Grove Plantation, 910-6869518. pgp@poplargrove.com. www.poplargrove. com • Riverfront Farmers’ Market open on Water St., downtown, every Sat., 8am-1pm. Food, arts & craft vendors and live music. www.wilmingtondowntown.com/farmers-market • Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Sat., 8am-1pm, around the lake in Carolina Beach. Free parking is provided. Vendors align the lake and an nflux of artists and crafters of all types; live music. www. carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com or email Janet Knott, carolinabeachfarmersmarket@gmail.com. • Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market: 21 Causeway Dr. Fresh NC-grown produce, seafood and other locally produced consumables. A variety of unique craft vendors have also been added to the market this year. Monday, 8am-1pm, beginning the first Monday in May and continuing through Labor Day. • Town of Leland Farmers’ Market: Located at Leland Town Hall, this market is open every other Sun., 11am-3pm, through the month of Aug. This market is focused on local food and agricultural products. • Oak Island Farmers’ Market, Mondays, 7am-1pm through 9/9. Middletown Park, Oak Island • Southport Waterfront Market, Wednesdays, 8am-1pm, through 9/25. Garrison Lawn in Southport, NC. • St. James Plantation Farmers’ Market, Thurs., through 10/25, 4-7pm, at the Park at Woodlands Park Soccer Field.

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JOIN THE ACTION AT LEGION reserve your group space and tickets today! (910) 777-2111 ext 15 Upcoming Matches May 18 vs LA Blues June 1 vs Phoenix FC Wolves (‘Fireworks Night’) June 15 vs New York Red Bulls Reserve June 22 vs Charlotte Eagles Gates open 6:00pm | Kick off at 7:30pm

School is almost out for the summer! Register your children now for our 2013 Summer Soccer Camp! Boys & Girls Ages: 5-14 Different dates and locations offered. Price starting at $125

Register today at: www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com

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Join us for Father’s Day for all your fav orites! Deviled Eggs Sweet Potato Pie Carved Ham Turkey

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

(910) 798•2913 • 5559 Oleander Drive (across from the batting cages) OPEN: Wed.-Sat. • 11a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun. - 11a.m. - 8 p.m.

BULK ORDER & TAKE OUT SPECIALS AVAILABLE www.facebook.com/caseys.buffet

Locally owned and operated since 2005

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