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fun in the sun! Outdoorsy summer activities on the NC coast



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news & views...................4-7 4 live local: Gwenyfar Rohler ponders the

on the cover FUN IN THE SUN

dating scene if North Carolina were a bachelor.

6-7 views: Our Irish intern, Fiona O’Sullivan,

ning contests.

LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES “Hispanic Senator Ted Cruz, who is fight-

P. 30-31

shares this week’s mishaps in America; Mark Basquill comments on Goolsby’s recent rant.

ing the immigration bill, described himself as

8 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd shares

Obama-phobic. You know you have Obama

the latest odd stories.

phobia if you’ll deport immigrants even though your last name is Cruz.” —Conan O’Brien “There are reports that female terrorists are being fitted with exploding breast implants. How

Summer will not be official until June 21st, but partaking in the numerous outdoors activities available (including watery fun such as kiteboarding, surfing and kayaking) in southeastern North Carolina can make for a great day no matter the season. We compiled several ways for folks to get outside this summer, from educational sessions with the NC Coastal Reserve to cruising the Cape Fear River on one of the area’s many water tours. Flip to pages 30 through 31 to learn more about Mother Nature’s role in our neck of the woods. Cover photo of Odysea Surf and Kiteboarding School’s instructor, Ryan Rice, taken by Kenneth Rice. Above photo of creek on Bald Head Island by Bethany Turner.

the Green’s “Measure for Measure”; Gwenyfar

‘Honey, I’m not looking at her breasts. I’m

praises Bad Trip Productions’ latest: an original,

working for Homeland Security.’” —Jay Leno

semi-autobiographical piece from Ron Hasson.

Christie and chef Mario Batali on the show tonight. It’s great to have a guest who’s so

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have Mario Batali here as well.” —Jimmy Fallon

in area art galleries.

“According to a poll, the majority of Americans are OK with the Obama administration listening in on our phone calls. Guys approve because they feel it increases security. And women

23 film: Anghus reviews ‘After Earth.’

“Quarterback Tim Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots. So the good news is that Tebow got a job. The bad news: Now

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grub & guzzle............... 24-27 24-27 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through our dining guide!

“Hillary Clinton sent her first tweet yesterday. Or as one guy put it, ‘How do you block

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people on this thing?’” —Jimmy Fallon

30-31 cover story: Holley Taylor compiles a list

WORD OF THE WEEK spelunk, spi-luhngk; verb 1. to explore caves, especially as a hobby John Hitt //

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Art Director: Sue Cothran //

Jay Schiller, Tom Tomorrow, Chuck Shepherd, Mark Basquill,

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live local. live small.

NC’s an unlikely match on the dating scene


recurring theme of the live local

column is that elected officials spend and invest our money in our names. When election time roles around, we try to ask questions of the candidates that relate to their positions on economic issues from a Live Local standpoint. I don’t think it is unreasonable to say that “jobs” and “the economy” have been major campaigning points in all aspects of domestic politics, from a local to a national level, for the last few election cycles. Case in point: Folks who have rabbit ears and a converter box for television likely have seen Thom Goolsby’s latest round of commercials proclaiming himself “The Jobs Senator.” Obviously, the jobs handle is an important marketing message to corner and dominate. But, fellow North Carolinians, it is time we ask our selves some tough questions—because we obviously have not done that enough in the last few years. While here in New Hanover County we fight about the possible 50 to 160 jobs that Titan might or might not be able to bring to the area, we, as a state, are shooting ourselves in the feet. Business recruitment is a lot like courtship: stages include initial contact, interest, flirtation, first long weekend together and, if things go well, meeting the family. Now, it has been a good decade since I was single, but I do remember there being a certain amount of marketing involved—or as my mother would call it, “putting your best foot forward.” We send each other signals about who we are and what we would be like to live with, trying to find a person who sends out similar enough signals that a compromise can be reached for whatever desired length of time. As a state we are not making ourselves look attractive for business to anyone right now, except for maybe Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto, who might be looking for a new home soon. To begin with, we actually passed an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage. Now, if NC were hanging

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out at a bar on a Friday night, trying to meet an eligible young woman, the thing to do would be to try to buy her a drink before swinging opinions about marriage at all—let alone between two people who aren’t even involved in the conversation. So, NC, “The ‘M’ Word” should not be addressed until enduring a couple of dates, maybe more. Start off with as many options as possible, because who knows what her opinions about this might be—or who her parents, siblings or best friends are. It’s better to get a chance to know her first instead of shutting down the conversation before it starts. NC, I have to level with you: You are walking into this with a lot of baggage. Granted, the right girl will be able to see past it and give you the benefit of the doubt. She will be willing to get to know you (hey, that accent is sexy), even though all her friends tell her you are a racist, bigoted redneck. The right girl can still say, “Well, he has a good heart; he’s just misunderstood.” As the evening wears on and you are trying to get her number, what are you going to do when one of your buddies wanders up and hands you a petition to sign which reduces funding for education? Wait a minute! she may be thinking. That’s how he treats his own kids? “Oh, no! My kids would go to private school,” you say. Oh. Oh. Now, see it in her face? The girl of your dreams brings 2,000 jobs with her, which means lots of kids to put in schools. Mmmm, she’s thinking. This is going to be a tough sell for company morale. NC, you are so not taking this girl home tonight, and you probably won’t be getting her number. And, so, you think of something fast; you tell her about how you are a right-to-work state. Thus, she won’t have to worry about her 2,000 employees unionizing and making unreasonable demands. Yep, you got her with that one; she likes that big,


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strong, problem-solving protector act. Things seem to be going smoothly thereafter— until the bartender walks over to see if you need refills. Just when she starts to respond, you advise her against another drink and discourage a refill of her water. You shake your headin warning. “Why?’ she asks. In an effort to be a problem-solver, you explain to her that the water in NC is really not a good idea to drink anymore since there’s this cancer thing that’s been going on at Camp Lejeun forever. You explain that as you are getting ready to allow fracking... The look of horror on her face stops you dead in your tracks. You change the subject and mention all the cool movie stars that hang out with you because of the film industry incentives bringing work—paying jobs—to the area. Yep, as a matter of fact, you are buds with Susan Sarandon, Robert Downey Jr. and Gwenyth Paltrow. She frowns and gives you a sideways glance. “But, NC,” she pouts. “I heard you were trying to get rid of your film industry—that you didn’t like it anymore?’ “Now where did you here anything that ridiculous?” you chuckle. “I thought you were doing away with the incentive program, which is why I was kind of surprised you were courting any business at all,” she notes. “I mean my call center doesn’t create tourism or employ highly skilled workers who already live with you...” Then—then it happens! Just when it couldn’t get worse, in the middle of her sentence, your fraternity buddy, Thom, who is now one of your legislators, crashes into you, spilling drinks all over her. “Morons!” the overgrown bully screams. “Loony Toons! Hippies!” He picks up the bar stool next to you and throws it into the crowd. You lose sight of the girl during the bar fight, and when the dust settles later, she’s gone—with her 2,000 jobs.


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onday mornings are a com-

mon enemy to the general public. I used to be one bright ray of sunshine at the beginning of each workweek (note the sarcasm). I worked in retail before coming to Wilmington, and as soon as the shops opened their doors on Mondays, a grumpy customer would be demanding a refund. Never would I have time to say hi to my fellow co-workers until later in the day when things calmed down. Since coming to encore it has been a nice change of pace. My colleagues talk a bit about their weekend before they “knuckle down.” Just last week, my coworker told me about the sharks and giant turtles she saw at sea the weekend before; I wonder if she could see the envy on my face. Every time I come to the States, I see lots of wildlife, from bears to bison and alligators to whales. The wildest thing I’ve seen back in Ireland is a fox in my garden. They’re quite common in Dublin. I am grateful I haven’t seen too many snakes here so far (though, I hear they’re common). One of the myths about St. Patrick is that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland (too bad he forgot the politicians!); ironically, there are no snakes in Ireland. When I was 10-years-old, my family and I were visiting friends in Arizona and my brother, 6 at the time, told me he saw a dead scorpion in the grass. Thinking this was pretty cool and safe (it was dead), we looked through the grass to find it. I stared down around my feet and noticed something moving; the snake slithered past me. The next thing I knew, I was making a run into the house, barely slowing down to open the door, screaming along the way, “I just saw a snake!!” I was so disappointed that my friends, who were obviously used to this sort of thing, calmly informed me it was probably just a garter snake and nothing to worry about. Ever since, I’ve been petrified of snakes, and so far I’ve been for-

tunate not to have other close encounters. Unfortunately, that luck hasn’t continued with other creatures, especially when it comes to giant bugs. Ireland is practically bug-free compared to the southern U.S. Last weekend I was at a family gathering in Greensboro, and things were going well. Relieved I hadn’t spotted any bizarre looking bugs, I soon realized my peace of mind was short-lived. As I stepped outside, suddenly out of nowhere, I found myself looking at a giant beetle flying straight toward my face. My immediate reaction: run. Too bad for my cousin, walking ahead of me, I hurried past her to close the door shut before the bug attacked. It may seem a bit mean, considering she’s only 13, but when it comes to bugs that big, it’s everyone on her own! Needless to say she was not impressed when she realized what was happening—or the fact I wouldn’t open the door until I was 100 percent sure the bug disappeared. Everyone else found it quite amusing: my panic attack. They all said, “Chill out; it’s only a beetle!” Sorry, but the only beetles I have ever seen are the size of a thumbnail. They don’t look like tennis balls! As one may suspect, I also fear spiders. I hate the way they look—they have so many legs! However, I had no idea what fear was before I saw a “wolf-hunting spider” sneak past me when I was walking into my aunt and uncle’s house. The biggest ones in Ireland that I’ve seen measure about two inches. The wolf-hunting spider easily came in near five inches. My view is: If it looks like it won’t fit in a glass jar to throw back outside, just run—which is exactly what I did. But worse than seeing a spider in a room is losing a spider in a room. I’m sure in time I will adjust to life here— the weather, the way people talk and maybe even cooking. But I will not adjust to the bugs any time soon.

just another comic monday:


Goolsby goes from Senate to stand-up circuit


ven an elected representative

has a right to impersonate great comic s satirists such as Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain. No need for an act of contrition. We all need a laugh. And I liked the comic statesman’s radio t advertisement for one of his businesses. Whether the market goes up or down, our I comic statesman intends to make me money. No doubt, when our General Assembly g repeals the law of gravity as “junk science; another leftist theory” (it’s not in the Bible or Constitution), he’ll profit. That’s morality you can bank on. It’s morality that confuses the Moral Monday crowd, but the morality of the hawk often confuses the dove. Satire seems best employed when the writer is intelligent, articulate, witty, - and not sitting in the NC House, watching “Space Jam” on a gadget, looking - for excuses to send dissidents to Moron Mountain. And what can one say about the level of statesmanship evidenced in blasting half your constituency as morons one day, and then implying all the public are idiots for not recognizing the subtlety of your satire the next? A lot of his readers might not recogt nize satire because they went to public schools in North Carolina. Funding cuts are as routine here as efforts to tear down or shoot holes in the wall between ; church and state. I recently took my mom to see “The r Great Gatsby.” When Gatsby died, one of a trio of college-age women welled up with tears: “I wouldn’t have come with I y’all if I knew Leonardo was goin’ to di-ya’ y at the end! It’s worse than ‘Titanic’!” s Her friend said, “How could you not know? Of course Gatsby dies! It’s ‘The Great Gatsby’! It was required reading.” The teary-eyed woman regrouped, “Well, I went to public school in North r Carolina. Reading ain’t really required.” t I held back my tears. I’m proud to say my t son recently graduated New Hanover High e and he knew Gatsby dies at the end. The a moviegoer’s sad comment betrays efforts of teachers, parents and students, but may — accurately reflect the political zeitgeist of the - state. Our politicians of all stripes seem to be o just joking about education. It’s no surprise the governor considers the action a waste of resources motivated by outside agitators, or that our comic states-

squill by Mark Ba ibutor encore contr man considers the civil disobedience a joke. The “outside agitator” has been blamed for abolition, women’s suffrage, worker’s rights, civil rights, anti-war protests, etc. And the ruling party is typically more comfortable with corporate malfeasance than civil disobedience. Thoreau refused to pay taxes on moral grounds and was willing to face the consequences. Large corporations bend or break mere government laws on their own moral grounds. (The color of money is its own morality; the market, a law unto itself.) Unlike Thoreau and Moral Monday activists, corporations hire lobbyists up front and lawyers to cover their backs. But the response of many of the loyal opposition suggests we’re all more comfortable with corporate malfeasance than civil disobedience. It is business as usual when corporations stay in the shadows and act to further their interests. When citizens unite in the sunlight to advocate, as in Moral Monday or the ongoing Occupy Movement, their legitimacy and sanity are instantly questioned. I read posts in which left-leaning writers basically agree with the state rep and the governor about grandstanding and waste of resources. They urge activists to show more humility and contrition should they dare dissent. Basically, they argue that since the disorganized left ceded power, we should all contritely play “Follow the Leader” until the next election. Contrition? It is “loyal opposition” and not “loyal to the opposition.” Isn’t it? Civil disobedience and the voices of dissent are faces of democracy. Faces we need more of, not less, regardless of who is in “power.” The Moral Monday movement is an opportunity to build coalitions of loyal opposition, engage in non-violent civil disobedience, and vigorously oppose destructive policies without attacking wellintentioned politicians personally. Yes, I think politicians from both parties are mostly well-intentioned. That said, you probably won’t see me at Nutt Street Comedy Room for the debut of “The Comic Representative.”

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to the rides). The pass-holding “guide,” according to NBC’s “Today” show, could charge as much as $200 through advertising on CraigsList and via word-of-mouth to some travel agents. Following reports in the New York Post and other outlets, Disney was said in late May to be warning disabled permit-holders not to abuse the privilege. After setting out to create a protective garment for mixed martial arts fighters, Jeremiah Raber of High Ridge, Mo., realized that his “groin protection device” could also help police, athletes and military contractors. Armored Nutshellz underwear, now selling for $125 each, has multiple layers of Kevlar plus another fabric called Dyneema, which Raber said can “resist” multiple shots from 9 mm and .22-caliber handguns. He said the Army will be testing Nutshellz in August, hoping it can reduce the number of servicemen who come home with devastating groin injuries. “Ambulance-chasing” lawyers are less the cliche than they formerly were because of bar association crackdowns, but fire truckchasing contractors and “public adjusters” are still a problem at least in Florida, where the state Supreme Court tossed out a “48hour” time- out rule that would have given casualty victims space to reflect on their losses before being overwhelmed by homerestoration salesmen. Consequently, as firefighters told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in May, the contractors are usually “right behind” them on the scene, pestering anxious or grief-stricken victims. The Sun-Sentinel found one woman being begged to sign up while she was still crying out for her dog that remained trapped in the blaze. Unconventional Treatments Researchers writing recently in the journal PLoS ONE disclosed that they had found certain types of dirt that contain antimicrobial agents capable of killing E. coli and the antibiotic-resistant MRSA. According to the article, medical “texts” back to 3000 B.C. mentioned clays that, when rubbed on wounds, reduce inflammation and pain. Researchers writing in May in the journal Pediatrics found that some infants whose parents regularly sucked their babies’ pacifiers to clean them (rather than rinsing or boiling them) developed fewer allergies and cases of asthma. (On the other hand, parental-cleansing might make other maladies more likely, such as tooth decay.) Leading Economic Indicators Archeologists discovered in May that a construction company had bulldozed 2,300-year-old Mayan ruins in northern Belize simply to mine the rocks for road fill to build a highway. A researcher said it could hardly have been an accident, for the ruins

were 100 feet high in an otherwise flat landscape, and a Tulane University anthropologist estimated that Mayan ruins are being mined for road fill an average of once a day in their ancient habitats. Said another, “(T) o realize” that Mayans created these structures using only stone tools and then “carried these materials on their heads” to build them and then that bulldozers can almost instantly destroy them is “mind-boggling.”

Fine Points of Law A woman in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood reported to a local news blog in May that she had seen (and her husband briefly conversed with) a man who was operating a “drone” from a sidewalk, guiding the noisy device to a point just outside a third-floor window in a private home. The pilot said he was “doing research” and, perhaps protected by a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court decision, asserted that he was not violating anyone’s privacy because he, himself, was on a public sidewalk while the drone was in public airspace. The couple called for a police officer, but by the time one arrived, the pilot and his drone had departed, according to a report on the Capitol Hill Seattle blog.

Perspective Army Major Nidal Hasan went on trial in June for killing 13 and wounding another 32 in the notorious November 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, but his 43 months in lockup since then have been lucrative. WFAA-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth) reported in May that Maj. Hasan has earned $278,000 (and counting) in salary and benefits because his pay cannot be stopped until he is convicted. By contrast, some of the 32 surviving victims complain of difficulty wrenching money out of the Army for worker compensation and disability treatment because the Army has refused to classify the spree-shooting as a combat-similar “terrorist attack” (in favor of terming it the politically correct “workplace violence”).

People With Issues John Allison, 41, who was arrested inside a Hannaford’s grocery store in Massena, N.Y., in May, first aroused suspicion as an anticipated shoplifter, but it turns out that all he wanted to do was to remove a pepperoni from the meat case, rub it on his penis and put it back. He was charged with criminal mischief. David Beckman, 64, was charged in DuPage County, Ill., in May with misdemeanor animal cruelty after he allegedly sexually abused his pet peacock, “Phyl.”

Least Competent Criminals Three men committed home invasion of a Houston residence on May 14 and, although two escaped, one wound up in the hospital and under arrest. The three men kicked in a door and shut the resident in an upstairs closet while they ransacked the home, but they failed to inspect the closet first and thus did not realize that it was the resident’s handgun-storage closet. A few minutes later, the resident emerged, locked and loaded, and wounded one of the men in the shoulder and leg.

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“problem plays,” in that “Measure for Measure” straddles a fine line between drama and comedy. Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green’s debut certainly had its own set of problems a week before opening, in that they endured a director switch from newcomer Nicole Farmer to Steve Vernon. While there isn’t an obvious disconnect in guidance, conviction soars in some performances, while lackluster creed prevails in others. Philosophically engaging, contradiction after contradiction convolutes numerous character arcs and storylines in “Measure for Meaure”—something with which the Elizabethan language can make even more difficult to follow. Still, it offers a a fascinating parallel between 16th century governing in Vienna compared to 21st century governing in the States. When considering this play a hyperbolic morality tale about current politicians and their codes of conduct, it becomes eye-opening. The story follows the ruling of Duke Vincentio (Craig Kittner), who leaves Vienna and appoints his cousin Angelo (Newlin Parker) to govern the citizens in his absence. Angelo, a power-thirsty and extreme iron fist, amends and alters the laws to the utmost stringency and to the dismay of the duke’s colleagues, Judge Escalus (Clare Kiley) and provost (David Bollinger). Seventeenth century Vienna is held to a moral high-ground, which includes no fornication unless married. Upon finding Claudio (Joshua Bailey) in breech of this rule, from getting his girlfriend, Juliet (Liz Bernardo), pregnant, Claudio is sentenced to death, as Angelo portends to make an example of him to the people who doubt the power in charge. When Claudio’s sister, Isabella (Susan Auten), a novice nun, finds out about the sentencing, she pleas and prays with Angelo to relent such harsh judgement. Angelo only agrees if the nun bequeths her virgin body to him. Meanwhile, Duke Vincentio is hiding out as a friar, meandering the city and interacting with the citizens to spy on their codes of honor during his absence. He also wants to see how Angelo is dictating his power. It all manifests with the charade unfolding and the ne’er-do-wells being punished according to Vincentio’s judgement by way of Matthew 7:2 from St. James’ Bible: “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” While the key players in the show hold the plot’s for-

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ward motion most sacredly in their hands, it’s the rigidity of Susan Auten’s nun, Isabella, that succeeds most. Auten has a natural seriousness in her acting which completely unfolds most assuredly in this character. Holding her chastity more important than her brother’s life, the stoney desparation in her face during her pleas and the just, forthright contention she emotes while being threatened are shining moments of her esteemed acting. As the nun, she only wavers in her ethics during a trick bed scene, which allows Angelo to be played for a fool in the end. Auten is a perfect fit for a Shakespearean character, from her look down to her delivery; she has the voice and confidence which isn’t blindsided by complex dialogue. Newlin Parker’s Angelo, dapper as he may be, seems rather impish as a ruler at the onset. Even in his decree to behead Claudio, it doesn’t seem like he’s unreasonable; just going about his day by the book of the law, exacting punishment much like checking a box for his age on a survey. In the end, this can be scarier than the man who wears the browbeater persona on his sleeve. Parker’s contradictive monologues don’t come across as powerfully contempt in his personal struggle toward enacting the sexual desires for which he’s ruling against. That makes for a major downfall of character relatability; words are just words unless empathy is backing them. Yet, Parker shows how far Angelo’s venom shoots when he grabs the nun aggressively, and spats threats and harrassments. His gritted teeth and red-faced anger showcases evil we knew lurked within. Craig Kittner as Vincentio and the friar play his roles evenly keel. Kittner isn’t impassioned; he’s more like watching a mediator or narrator unfold the story for the audience very mechanically, with reserve and no attachment. Kittner does have a natural ease which serves well to prove he’s a fair governer. When he exacts his final punishment to those who proved themselves the most beastly burdens—“more lenity to lechery, severity will cure it”—the finality of it all ultimately remains less hostile. Clare Kiley as Escalus makes it clear a judge need not be a man in Shakespearean times. She exacts justice without emotional remorse and reveals a cold face but a more “measured” outlook than her counterparts. Joshua Bailey’s Claudio never dramatizes fully the dire straits he’s in, while Liz Bernardo as his lover showcases a dour face

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but without underlying pining grief a partner would endure to find her lover on death row. The brothel of ladies secure a few amusing moments. Their exaggerated facial expressions and enlivened actions are entertaining. Aimee Schooley as the madame, Mistress Overdone, is a bawdy hoot, while the most uplifting secondary character of this play comes in Rick Forrester’s Pompey. He’s a goofy citizen who literally acts like one of The Three Stooges (for whom Nicole Farmer used to inspire her actors), down to the back-tap skip. Everything about his performance mandates a standing ovation. I adore Forrester’s commanding verbosity, jesterlike stances and physical comedy. He has such charisma and chemistry with everyone whom he contacts. He, along with Murphy Turner’s Lucio, provides most laughs throughout the play. Speaking of Turner: Where has he been hiding? What a performance this firecracker gives! He is the town trouble maker and nails every comedic output, from pacing to delivery. He also brings home the sexual innuendos which are the undercurrent of “Measure for Measure.” In fact, though Shakespeare on the Green is a family affair, in which children are welcomed, I am glad the dialect hides a lot of comprehension for youngsters. I took my 10-year-old stepson who admitted to not fully grasping the show. When I explained the gist, it did open up some sex talk. So, parents who aren’t ready to broach the subject should leave the kids at home. Other than lascivious hand gestures and a few crude euphemisms (“groping for trout in a peculiar river”), the sexuality remains at a teen’s level of understanding at best. The music, consisting of classical takes on modern songs by The Black Keys, Gwen Stefani and Oasis, provides a nice touch. The set is minimal, with a few slides curated by Shane Fernando. It would have been nice if the imagery overwhelmed the whole backdrop. The choice to pare down the set is smart, as the show is bogged down by layers of dialogue, storylines and shenanigans, which can be overwhelming. Keeping its focus on the actors works, but only if everyone is giving 100 percent. For a show about sex, power, lust, temptation and vices, the content is ripe for exaggeration, which it has comically, but could use more of dogmatically from a few key players.

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From writing to execution, playwright Ron Hasson’s production shines Moore cast as a writer? Moore is a very talented comedic actor, and indeed he has written several shows as vehicles for his comic talents. But the opportunities to see him in dramatic roles, like Orin, should not be missed. Equally so with the multi-talented Carter, who has a rockin’ singing voice and an infectious smile that, combined with a good joke, will provoke laughter every time. But give this sultry hunk a dramatic scene to play, and his intensity will rip your heart out. This isn’t a show just about Orin and his problems, it is equally so about Frank, who really does love Orin, but is married to a woman that he also loves and is not going to leave. The star of this show is the complicated relationship between these two men. Both performers must show up mentally and emotionally to do the work, because neither can do this alone. It takes two very skilled performers to tap into these complex and intense emotions and then to play off each other for two hours. Moore’s Orin

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Trip Productions opened the world premiere of Ron Hasson’s play “One Up” last weekend. Inspired by the passing of Amendment One on the NC ballot last spring, the semi-autobiographical play explores the difficult world of love in unexpected places. I must admit: I have had a personal interest in this script since last November when Hasson held a staged reading of the work-in-progress and included the final monologue in “Baring It,” an actor/writer showcase at the Browncoat. The difference in the script then and now is startling. Hasson really, truly did what playwrights are supposed to do: He listened to the actors speak, took notes, asked for critiques and revised to create a much more polished piece. Even though this is the first staging of the show, the script is past the workshop stage, which is not always the case with original works. To begin with, the story primarily takes place in one day, has a good structure and is set in specific time. The prologue introduces us to two friends Orin (Tony Moore) and Frank (Brendan Carter) who are working on a screenplay about two girls killed on the Appalachian Trial. Orin has worked up the nerve to finally broach the subject of his feelings for Frank. As both they and the audience digest his pivotal step, at a nearby neighborhood bar one of Orin’s high school friends, Kyrie (Brit Garner), is waiting to meet him for a planning session about the rally against Amendment One. While Kyrie awaits Orin and her hairdresser, Carl (Eddie Waters), she is treated to the political opinions of the bartender (Phill Antonino) and his resident barfly, Suz (Andi Angel). Kyrie is a well-intentioned friend and idealistic young doctor who is deeply concerned about how the passing of the amendment could imapct her patients. Wilmington audiences are most familiar with Garner because of her fabulous

singing voice (“Little Shop of Horrors,” “Tommy”). She exudes frustration at every turn in this show. She is frustrated as a doctor that she can’t heal every hurt; she is frustrated that people are wasting time instead of taking the task in front of them seriously; and she is frustrated that everyone does not approach life with the respect and empathy that she does. It’s wearing her down. Medical school at least had a degree as a goal, but how do you measure success in a world like this? Among her many works-in-progress is Carl, a very attractive young queen with a complicated series of relationship issues. Waters has no fear onstage. Past performances include lyric dance in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the experimentaltheatre piece “PROM.” When he’s singing along with the music—like most drunk people in a bar—it is rehearsal for a drag act. In spite of a certain level of tragedy revealed about his character throughout the show, he has obviously grabbed life by the horns and is along for a great ride, come what may. Speaking of singing along with the music—the soundtrack in “One Up” is phenomenal! It plays almost constantly from the pre-show music through the end of the first act. Pay attention to it, and not just for the obvious (but lovely) moments like “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” playing during Orin and Frank’s first scene. Is it any surprise to see playwright Tony

would be a meaningless parody if Carter’s Frank didn’t genuinely love him in return. Not to say that Frank isn’t tortured by this situation as well. That kiss didn’t come out of nowhere, but it’s not something he is prepared to act upon for the rest of his life, in all aspects of his life. Therein lies the rub (and the long revelatory monologues in Act II). What ultimately makes this show work, aside from good writing, is the excellent casting choices and direction by Nick Smith. Smith found two really present and talented actors to tackle an exceedingly tricky relationship that has no happy resolution. Maybe the ambiguity is what I like most about the show. Human emotions and experiences rarely fit into the perfect boxes we want for them. Ultimately, that is Hasosn’s message: People and love cannot be determined by other’s parameters. The production is good, solid work from the writing to the execution and I, for one, look forward to seeing more of Hasson’s works produced.

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. scott fitzgerald once said,

“I hope you live a life you are proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” Literally, this translates to finding the courage to change your entire existence, but often this can be as simple as changing one element. At times, everyone, undeniably, has wanted to reverse a decision because they felt stuck or unsatisfied with some aspect. Continually able to visually represent feelings, ideas or sentiments, artists throughout history have often completely altered their style. Reflecting a new societal, historical or communal attitude, artists from the Middle Ages until today have been able to virtually fulfill the sentiment Fitzgerald bestowed upon his contemporaries

WAlKING THE DOGS: Elizabeth Darrow’s new pop-up show will take place June 21st and 22nd at 1922 Castle Street, featuring new works in oils and oii pastels. Courtesy photo

and generations to follow. After his “Blue Period,” Picasso transitioned into full Cubist abstraction. John Baldessari, who, unsatisfied with his early


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work, burned it all, acquired a death certificate for his deceased artistic stage and began a new phase of his artistic life. Local artist Elizabeth Darrow had been experiencing a similar, stirring, frustration with her own work. After working for years as a figurative artist, she “thought it would be more mature to transition to more abstract work.” She began to look through slides and canvases of her older work and found more content in her figurative subject matter. With black paint in hand, Darrow was able to not only recycle materials, but physically and visually begin anew. “The beauty of oil paint is that you can paint right over something and start all over again,” Darrow says. “All of these canvases in the show were other paintings before they became what they are now. I just decided to paint over [them] and return to a former way of working where figures of people and animals dominated the canvas. Once I made that decision, the work just flowed. The medium that works best for me is to use oil pastel in conjunction with oil paint, so I’m essentially drawing with crayons on top of already applied paint.” A resident of Wilmington since 1977, Darrow has exhibited in a plethora of local and regional

art venues. Without a scheduled show set until September in Washington, NC, Darrow’s upcoming pop-up art show is happening thanks to her friend, Brian Keever. Captivated by her rediscovery and reinvented style, he offered her a newly renovated space on Castle Street. Fated to be the home of Keever’s architecture studio, he felt his long-time friend should exhibit in the space. So they organized the pop-up show. “I’ve been working as an artist for a long time—all my adult life,” Darrow says, “and I’ve gone through many phases, trying different media to get varied results. But this large, colorful, figurative work resonates with me the most. I think it’s because so many factors come into play that evoke humor, angst, irony and naiveté. It’s engaging work and fun to do.” Taking on a new painting, Darrow often starts with the eyes—“the windows to the sou. She then adds the faces, bodies, etc., and lets it magically evolve. “I don’t really begin with a preconceived idea of what the canvas will be,” she says, “but I do know there will be a figure of some kind. . . . [I] n making the body, some action is implied and the piece just grows into itself. It unfolds bit by bit. I love playing with color and adding more elements to the piece so that everything balances out. It’s a wonderfully exciting process.” Her work is both whimsical and captivating. Ranging in subject matter from “The Last Supper” to playful dogs, the eyes of each painting draw in viewers. Her use of pastels, exhibited on the surface of each oil painting, leave the work with a dimensionality and textural appearance that feels as if the figures are alive and full of movement. Elizabeth’s Darrow’s pop-up show will be on display at 1922 Castle Street (a white building with an orange door). Hosted by Brian Keever Designs, the two-day show will open with a reception on Friday, June 21st, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will continue on Saturday, June 22nd, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit


l - 2165 Wrightsville Ave. o (910) 343 5233 - Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. a d is a multi, media studio and art gale lery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsg ville Avenue and Dawson e Street. Volume 34 fea- tures work by Sarah Col, lier, Becky Carey, Corne. lius Riley, Bambie and Eli o Thompson. .

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


s 22527 Highway 17N, e Hampstead, NC t 910-803-0302 910-330-4077 a Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. o (or by appt.) ] d In July, we will be featuring the unique y work of Kay Bilisoly, a Wilmington artist and - member of ArtExposure. s We will be sponsoring a “Paint Out in the Park” at the end of July. This will be in con. juction with the Onslow Outdoor Painters - Society (OOPS). There is no entry fee, but g you need to fill out our a participation form n (online under Events) to be included in the k August show at ArtExposure. The show will e feature the plein air works of participating f artists at the Paint Out. Check the website for summer camps for n children starting at the end of June. Six 4 g day camps are being offered. r a CAPE FEAR NATIVE o 114 Princess St. e (910) 465-8811 - Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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.

NOW HANGING AT NEW ELEMENTS: Betty Brown’s oil painting, “Building at the Olive Grove”; 11” x 14.” Courtesy photo

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!


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.

201 Princess St. (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.) “Counterpoints” opens Friday, June 28th, showcasing the recent works of Wilmington artist Betty Brown and Catherine C. Martin of Apex, NC. The exhibition will feature Italian landscapes in oil by Betty Brown and Catherine Martin’s acrylic paintings of various subjects, including landscapes, still life and figurative studies. An artist reception will be held on the 28th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the Fourth Friday Gallery Night. The event is an opportunity for the public to meet the artists and discuss their work. Counterpoints will remain on display through July 20th.

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

River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy 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 Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunset River Marketplace is located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, North Carolina, over 10,000-plus square feet of fine arts and crafts. Showcasing only artists from the two Carolinas, featuring clay art and pottery; oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, pastels and acrylics; plus award-winning metalworks, wood pieces, hand-blown glass, fiber art, artisan-made jewelry and more. Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become a popular destination for visitors, a gathering place for artists and a center of the community, thanks to its onsite are a pottery studio, complete with two kilns; a custom master framing department; and art classrooms for workshops and ongoing instruction.


120. S. Second St., USO Building Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Stop by our permanent exhibit gallery space at the historic Hannah Block USO building at 120 South Second Street in downtown Wilmington. Art work changes monthly so drop by and see what’s new, the gallery has great north light! Receptions will be held on Fourth Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m..


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and thrashing drums blend seamlessly in the Winston-Salem band Motorist, as the members combine their roots of well-known regional acts to create a new brand of hardcore rock. The group has experience touring with Coheed and Cambria, Anberlin, and Boysetsfire. Motorist’s lead singer and bassist, Eric Swaim, sang in the dance/indie-pop act Love Craft, while guitarist Jon Tuttle used to play bass for the celebrated melodic hardcore act Codeseven. Jay Smith, guitarist and backup vocalist, and Grant Meadows, drummer, were members of the punk group Naked Angels. According to Swaim, Winston-Salem has always had a strong hold on local talent. “Growing up in Winston’s punk/hardcore scene did a lot to shape us as artists, and a lot of our influences were found in the local and touring bands that played there,” the frontman describes. “The scene has in recent years covered a lot of ground with tons of great bands and events like Phuzz Phest [an independent music festival].” Smith and Grant are long-time friends, having performed in several bands together. “After playing a Naked Angels reunion show in June 2012, they discussed starting something new,” Swaim explains. “Jon, after years of playing bass with Codeseven, was eager to lend his six-string capabilities to a new project, so he joined them on guitar.” Swaim originally joined for his vocal proclivity, but he took on bass for Motorist as well. “It’s the first band I’ve played bass in, but after seven years with my long-time project Love Craft, I wanted to do something different. The juxtaposition of Jay and Grant playing the instruments that they have mastered over the years, with Jon and myself exploring newer territory, provides us with an exciting approach to songwriting and performing.” Indeed, upon forming just last year, Motorist quickly hit the recording studio. Their debut full-length release, “Days of Young,” reached fans April 30th, 2013. Recorded in Greensboro and mastered in Winston-Salem, it’s a true chunk of North Carolina post-punk rock. “It did all happen very quickly,” Swaim concedes. “I think a lot of that is due to the fact

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MOTOR’S RUNNING: Motorist, comprising (left

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that we do vibe very well together. It’s refreshing to be working with a group that is able and confident but doesn’t have the long history of playing together that can sometimes allow tension to disrupt the creative process. We all seem to be on the same page, and what we contribute to the project tends to be positive and inspiring for all of us.” On “Days of Young,” the riffs can be simultaneously grungy and immaculate. What stands out the most are Tuttle and Smith’s abilities to utilize many different riffs throughout the album—even in one song alone—keeping the sound  active and charismatic. It provides each track its own recognizable sound yet keeps listeners guessing. It’s an effort that surely challenges each band member and the listener to question the boundaries of hard rock. “I think you can hear a lot of influence from our previous bands while also getting something very new,” Swaim assures. “We all grew up listening to similar music and then branched out as we got older. Coming back full circle with a new spin on things has been extremely rewarding. I think Motorist is significantly different from our past projects because it’s Motorist, and it can only be Motorist. It’s what we do.” Within the first three seconds of “Free With Your Blessing,” I was intrigued. The vocal melody gets more experimental from the previous three tracks on “Days of Young,” while the intro riff and hook are extremely sharp. The intro to “The Heart that Breaks Me” is reminiscent of Blink 182 circa 2003, until

Traveling from Richmond, Virginia, Former the vocal harmonies chime in and take the Champions serves up electro-rock complete song in the direction of a Gregorian chant with synthesized keys, sub-bass, distorted (with rock accompaniment, of course).Then guitar, vocal harmonies, samples, and a the sound breaks into a mix of Chevelle and plethora of percussion. The band affectionMetallica, while guitars give off the vibe of ately refers to their sound as ‘street music.’ Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” “Public Address” opens with quick, ripping drums and a high-pitched riff, and it’s a welcome change. Twenty seconds in, Swaim Owen Soapbox Laundro-Lounge sexually growls out lyrics. By the time the 255 N. Front St. band is singing “Eyes wide open, blood6/22, 8 p.m. • $13-18 filled oceans,” it’s evolved into a commanding choral effect. The combo alternates until hitting the bridge—the difference of which makes for a compelling and electric section. Ending the album with “Kings of Our Own Time,” lullaby-like vocals and romantic yet rough instruments make for the perfect close. I hope Motorist plays it at every show. “Days of Young” is an amalgamation of influences—ranging from Quicksand, Jawbox, Fugazi and Sunny Day Real Estate to The Church, Nirvana, Sabbath and Slayer—forming original compositions that are all Motorist. The songs The indie solo project of Chicago’s Mike can go in any direction Motorist pleases, and Kinsella (of Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, The One the audience will never know what to expect. Up Downstairs, American Football, Owls, “Like most true music geeks,” Swaim quips, Maritime, and Aloha), Owen allows Kinsella “we like anything that moves us.” overall control of the songwriting, recording, “We are always working on new mateand art. His release ‘At Home with Owen’ rial,” the vocalist tells. “We plan on playincluded sessions with producer Brian Deck ing most of the summer and fall in support (Iron & Wine). The result is organic depths and compelling ballads. of ‘Days of Young,’ but I imagine a second album will be manifesting through the next year. I’m personally excited about playing Wilmington this weekend—I lived in Wilmington for a few years in the early 2000s and it’s always nice to return. We have plans to play throughout NC and the surrounding region, but we would love to play anywhere. I hear All weekly music is listed on the soundboard pages. we’re big in Slovenia!” encore | june 19-25, 2013 | 17



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


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


3 NC Pints $ 5 House Margaritas. $

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



KaraoKe w/ DJ a.m.P. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

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

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


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

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

KaraoKe with DJ brewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341

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—Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

3 Select American Pints $ 3 Well Liquors


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—Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington



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

$ 50

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

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—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

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

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

trivia with steve (8:30Pm) KICK-OFF ShOW: To celebrate the grand opening of Ziggy’s by the Sea, a brand new live-music venue in downtown Wilmington (of Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem fame), Selah Dubb will play on Wednesday, July 3rd along with Signal Fire and DJ Natural Nate. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at

131 N Front St. • (910) 343-8881




KaraoKe (8Pm-1am)

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

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

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

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


Painted Man

885 Town Center Drive MAYFAIRE TOWN CENTER (910) 256-1187

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

Machine Gun


W h at e cou ld br ? bett e

KaraoKe (9Pm)

June 21st

Millenia Funk

per person

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


Bottomless Cheese and Chocolate

June 29th


July 6th

July 13th July 20th

Seneca Guns July 26th

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

18 encore | june 19-25, 2013|

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


Piano with James haff (7-10Pm)

Every Wednesday

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

1 encore | may 1-7, 2013|

oPen mic niGht 8Pm —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

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

shaKeDown street with the Dubtown cosmonauts

oPen music Jam hosteD by shannon Gilmore & tommy Kaiser 7Pm

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

—Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave.,

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

oPen mic with sean thomas GerarD

oPen mic niGht with Dennis brinson (8Pm) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

Jenny Pearson

oPen mic

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

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

shaKeDown street with Dubtown cosmonauts

Jazz niGht with marc sieGel 6Pm-8Pm

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

barry unPluGGeD (7-9Pm) —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

tD macDonalD (rocKin blues, 6:309:30Pm)

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

thirsty thursDay team trivia with sherri “so very” (7-9Pm)

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


Dutch’s thursDay Night trivia 7-9pm —Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910-228-5952

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


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

rOcKiN’ trivia with party gras DJ (9 p.m.)


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

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


Fire DaNciNg & Drums (8pm) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

chris heDricK, JuDah mOOre, Jim ashley —Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881

rOCKaBiLLy PunKerS: The Phantom Playboys will hit Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden in Carolina Beach on Saturday, June 29th. Courtesy photo

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

maKO BaND —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434

eric aND alex FrOm l shape lOt (7-9pm)

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



the carvers (surF ‘N’ stOmp cOmBO, 10pm)

—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401


emily marriOtt (8-11pm), chris hayes (11pm-2am)

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

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

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

DaNielle hOwle & FirewOrK shOw

DarK water risiNg

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

—Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878

hOuse/techNO DJ

—Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109

americaN patchwOrK, geNe gregOry (9pm)

JeNNy pearsON

ricK sOuNDz (cONtempOrary r&B, 6:30-8pm) —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999

liz uhlmaN

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

pacKhOuse BaND (FuNK)

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

pOrt city triO

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

same as it ever was

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

DOgs aveNue

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

same as it ever was

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

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

DJ Battle

Dutch treet

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

al DimarcO’s sONgwriter shOwcase (7-9pm)

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

catchiNg Fire

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.

the mOuNtaiN gOats, the Baptist geNerals

tOp 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

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

cee rODriguez (patiO) —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212

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

DJ Dst aND sBz —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

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

KaraOKe with miKe NOrris

william mOrtON

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

—NC Tarheel Opry House, 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville; (910) 347-4731

OpeN music Jam hOsteD By shaNNON gilmOre & tOmmy Kaiser 7pm

the lOOse Jets, white tiger & the BeD m OF rOses

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

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

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

phaNtOm playBOys (rOcKaBilly) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

travis shallOw aND JasON wOOlwiNe 9pm-12am —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

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

tOm NOONaN, JaNe hOuseal —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

gypsy Fire —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141

seNeca guNs (eclectic rOcK, 6pm) —Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center

—Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109

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

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

perry smith (7-9pm)

guitarist marK lyNch (10:30am1:30pm)

—Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.

the BreaKFast cluB (‘80s)

—Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 p

KaraOKe w/ DJ a.m.p.

DJBe extreme KaraOKe (9pm)

—Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349

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

friday, June 28



—Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

2 encore | may 1-7, 2013|

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

DRINK SPECIALS call 791-0688

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

KaraOKe (10pm)

plaN: B DuO (6:30pm)

Full Dish (sOutherN rOcK)


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 $

DJ Battle

Jeremy NOrris (acOustic sOutherN rOcK)

DJ milK aND matt evaNs

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



Saturday, June 29

—Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134

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


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

DJ sir NicK BlaND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776



Sunday’s 4-8 p.m. JUNE 23


Every TuesDAY


Heart & Soul JULY 7

Back of the Boat Tour

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


Machine Gun 4 Marina Street Wrightsville Beach 256-8500

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

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Gross Ghost, White Laces, Free cLinic house/techno DJ

420B proJect, the reaL MFa

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

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

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

heart anD souL

DJ MiLk anD sBz

phantoM pLayBoys

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

—Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

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

MOnday, July 1

Dutch treet

karaoke W/ DJ DouBLe DoWn


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

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

irish Music JaM 2pM —The Dubliner, 1756 Carolina Beach Road

BaD neWs Beers, noMaDic, Lucky5


$300 Bombs

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

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

chiLLin Dixie

DyLan Linehan

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

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


DoGs avenue

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

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

karaoke W/ JereMy norris

Sunday, JunE 30

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

Ben MorroW

tuESday, July 2

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

—Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448

DJBe extreMe open Mic/karaoke

open Mic With sean thoMas GerarD

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

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

open Mic W/ John inGraM

seLah DuBB, siGnaL Fire, DJ naturaL nate (8pM)

$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


$4 20 oz. Guinness Pints

$6 Margarita Pitchers


$350 23oz. Pilsner Drafts

TRIVIA w/Steve


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



$2 Bud & Bud Lt. Bottles



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

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

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

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

the chicken soup proJekt (10pM)

$3 Wells


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

LIVE MUSIC Oceanfront Patio 7-10 pm June 21st

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



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

June 28th


THURSDAY 3.00 Sweet Josie $ 4.00 Margaritas

June 29th


travis shallow

FRIDAY 3 Pint of the Day


July 5th

SATURDAY 5 Sangria & Mimosa’s

rob ronner

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



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

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

20 encore | june 19-25, 2013|

cape Fear BLues JaM (equipMent proviDeD, Just BrinG instruMent; 8pM)

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

shakeDoWn street With the DuBtoWn cosMonauts —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

open Mic niGht 8pM —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

DJ Mary

Josh soLoMon Duo

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

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


penGo With Beau Gunn

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

—Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

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

karaoke (8pM-1aM)


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

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

eric MiLLer (patio, 6-9pM)


—Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212

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

JahMan BrahMan, treehouse karaoke With DJ BreWtaL

DJ keyBo

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

karaoke W/ DJ DouBLe DoWn

—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

DJ LorD WaLrus


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

coLLeGe niGht karaoke

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

sateLLite BLueGrass BanD

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

L shape Lot Duo (9pM-12aM)

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

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

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

karaoke With Mike norris

Dixie Dixs

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

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

the DixieLanD aLLstars (Jazz, 6-9pM)

tD MacDonaLD (rockin BLues, 4pM7pM)

—Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212

karaoke W/ DJ a.M.p. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

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

Mike o’DonneLL (10pM-1aM)

hoLiDay BanD (8pM-12aM)

heart anD souL

—Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595

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

raphaeL naMe (7pM)

neiL MorGan

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

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

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

JaMes haFF (piano)

Josh soLoMon

Lynn & the Wave (1-4pM)

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

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

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

Jv FLanaGan

karaoke With DaMon

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

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

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

—Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878


karaoke With DJ party Gras (9pM)

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

tiGGer cLarkson, GoLDen

3 encore | may 1-7, 2013|

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

karaoke (9pM)

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

raphaeL naMe (7pM)

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

L shape Lot (3pM); cLay crotts (8pM)

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

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

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

JaM sanDWich 9pM-12aM


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


open Music JaM hosteD By shannon GiLMore & toMMy kaiser 7pM

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

—Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

265 North Front St. (910) 763-0141

open eLectric JaM (6-10pM)

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

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

Benny hiLL Jazz JaM

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


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

eLectric MonDays W/ pruitt & screWLoopz

piano With JaMes haFF (7-10pM)

roB ronner

pLan: B Duo (9pM)

djBe KARAOKE 9 p.m. $ 2 PBR Longnecks


DJ BattLe

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

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



wEdnESday, July 3

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

—Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.

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

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

—Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878

DJ Dst anD Matt evans

1423 S. 3rd St. • 763-1607

Mac & Juice, Fuzz Jackson

WorLD tavern trivia hosteD By MuD

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

—Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

All entertainment must be sent to 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.


Concerts outside of Southeastern NC


Wrightsville Beach


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

Thursdays GUITAR LEGEND: Jason Isbell will play Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday, July 2nd with Widowspeak. Courtesy photo

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. Cabarrus strEEt, ralEigh, nC (919) 821-4111 6/28: The Stegmonds, Mike Edwards & the Banned 7/2: Jason Isbell, Widowspeak THE ORANGE PEEL 101 biltmorE avEnuE, ashEvillE, nC (828) 225-5851 6/27: Jamey Johnson, Amanda Watkins 6/28: Ice Cube, The Soul Rebels HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 hwy. 17 south, myrtlE bEaCh, sC (843) 272-3000 6/26: The Dirty Heads 7/3: Mac Miller AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 south tryon strEEt, CharlottE, nC (704) 377-6874 6/27: The Business People, Birds with Teeth 6/28: The Graveyard Boulevard, 3 Quarters Dead 7/1: Scream the Praryer, Impending Doom 7/3: Trapt, Candlelight Red, Era 9, Super Bob ZIGGY’S 170 w. 9th st., winston-salEm, nC (336) 722-5000 6/28-29: Drive-By Truckers, 7/3: DMX 4 encore | may 1-7, 2013|

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE north DaviDson st., CharlottE, nC (704) 358-9298 6/28: Charlotte 1960s Rock & Roll Reunion CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. main strEEt, Carrboro, nC (919) 967-9053 7/3: Grand Mothers of Invention

THE ARTS CENTER 300-g E. main st., Carrboro, nC (919) 969-8574 6/27: Mike Compton & Joe Newberry NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM 5001 ColisEum Dr., n. CharlEston, sC (843) 529-5000 6/28: Mary J. Blige 7/3: Cyndi Lauper RED HAT AMPHITHEATRE 500 s. mCDowEll st., ralEigh, nC (919) 996-8800 6/23: Kendrick Lamar 7/3: 3 Doors Down, Daughtry


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


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


where great food rocks.















Breakfast 10am-3pm $2 Miller Lite • $2 Budweiser $4 Well Vodka • $3 Surfer on Acid

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


Play for FREE 7pm & 9:30pm

Landfall Center • 1331 Military Cutoff Rd


Monkey Junction 910.392.7224

FEATURE Wrightsville Beach, NC



Sea Pans Steel Drums Every Thursday 7-10pm

8PM-10PM &

Oceanfront Terrace 7-10 pm

Friday, June 21st


ECLECTIC MIX Saturday, June 22nd






Friday, June 28th



ACOUSTIC MIX Saturday, June 29th

Rob Ronner


eclectic mix

206 Old Eastwood Rd.

1706 North Lumina Ave. (910) 256-2231


(by Home Depot)


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Family owned, locally operated, LM Restaurants feeds every craving, from fresh, never frozen burgers, to local seafood & produce. Come check out our culinary creations & relax with our hospitable staff in Leland, Wilmington & Wrightsville Beach.

Crave fresh. Crave LM Restaurants.

Hospitality Management

LMR est.coM

22 encore | june 19-25, 2013|

an average flick:

reel reel


‘After Earth’ suffers from Jaden Smith’s acting by Anghus After Earth


ith, Jaden Smith, Starring Will Sm , Zoë Kravitz Sophie Okonedo


ometimes hyperbole can work

in reverse. Many summer movies are over-hyped to the point of ludicrousness. Expectations get set so high that disappointment is almost a foregone conclusion. “After Earth,” the new film from director M. Night Shyamalan, has been called “a disaster,” “one of the worst films ever made” and “a thinly veiled Scientology primer.” The critics were lining up, knives out, all too eager to take wild swings at a movie star who has lost a little luster and a director who has seen better days. After hearing a week’s worth of venom being spewed at “After Earth,” I decided to buy a ticket and see if this really was the flaming fuselage so many critics had made it out to be. The truth is: “After Earth” is not the worst film ever made. Nor is it anywhere close to the best. It’s an imperfect science-fiction action film with some uneven acting that is being unfairly razed by a media all-too eager to pour gasoline on something and burn it to the ground. I understand the impulse. Believe me, I do. As a film writer, I cherish those movies that are so terrible that I can write 1,000 mean-spirited words, reducing it to ash and soot. They are the easiest reviews to write. Nitpicking a film to death is hardly the sport of kings. Believe or not, those who read these reviews contribute to this phenomenon. No matter how many good reviews I write, most readers only remember the ones which tear a movie a new asshole. In order to generate traffic, some critics ratchet up the rage and end up only able to paint with anger or adulation. “After Earth” is a movie deserving of neither. The film follows the father-son tandem of Cypher Raige (Will Smith) and his son Katai (real-life son Jaden Smith). A thousand years ago, humans abandoned Earth and made it uninhabitable. Our entire species took a rocketship to another planet where a war broke out with some aliens who smelled fear (don’t ask). The only way to survive is to learn to control fear. Kitai struggles with this concept. He wants to impress his father, a war hero revered by all who serve with him, but he lacks discipline. The estranged father and son end up on a doomed intergalactic voyage. Their ship crash-lands on Earth. Cypher is critically in-

FRESH PRINCE HE AIN’T: Jaden Smith as Kitai struggles in ‘After Earth.’ Courtesy photo

jured. Unless Kitai can locate a signal beacon, they both will die. Though it’s not exactly Chaucer, it’s an interesting science-fiction set-up. Earth is now a nature-ravaged death trap, with rapidly changing temperatures and wild animals that don’t take kindly to outsiders. Kitai has to try to survive these horrible conditions and get to the beacon before his father dies. The world of “After Earth” is a nicely rendered landscape. It feels brutal and unforgiving, providing a great backdrop for a science-fiction survival film. The pacing is a little plodding. The film rushes to set up this new-world order. We’re introduced to the idea that we ruined Earth, abandoned it, and

ended up in a conflict with fear-smelling aliens in about 4 minutes. Shyamalan skims past the cool stuff to rush into the family melodrama. The film navigates rather clumsily in the opening. Once they establish the plot and the ship crashlands, the film gets more interesting. It’s really straightforward. There’s not a lot of nuance to “After Earth.” For once, I think it works in the films’ favor. What ends up making “After Earth” less than satisfying are the moments when Jaden Smith tries to “act.” He’s serviceable most of the time and believable in the action scenes. But Will’s kid lacks swagger. There are scenes where he’s yelling and trying to feign emotion that come across like nails on a chalkboard. Such painful moments make it very clear this kid is no Fresh Prince. And it feels almost ironic that a movie about a kid trying to prove himself worthy to his father features a kid who proves himself unworthy of his real father. Had they cast a more charismatic lead, “After Earth” could have been something better than average. But a well-intentioned failure is hardly cause for burning the thing in effigy. It feels weird expending so much energy defending something that is ultimately average. The line has to be drawn; every film can’t be reduced to a masterpiece or a piece of shit. There are areas in between. And even if everybody else abandons the concept of average, I still believe it exists.

this week in film Starbuck, The Sapphires Cinematique Monday through Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) • 7:30 p.m. Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut St. • $8

6/19: 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! 7/18-20: Second 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. All area movie listings and paragraph synopses can be found at

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what’s for dinner?

MARKET PINE VALLEY Rd ge 3520 S Colle 3 66 (910) 350-3

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. 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:

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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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:


“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’’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:


A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be

packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. - Mon. 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:

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:

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 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:


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:


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:


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: s oTROLLY STOP hTrolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with nsix locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storemade lchili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a va-riety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participatding 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 Sunday - Wednesday 11 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. 4502

Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 until 3, Sat. 11 until 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994. 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:


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:


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


What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7 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:



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:


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:


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:


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.


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:


Experience the finest traditional Irish family recipes and popular favorites served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. The Harp, 1423 S. 3rd St., proudly uses the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, to bring you and yours the most delicious Irish fare! We have a fully stocked bar featuring favorite Irish beers and whiskies. We are open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. Join us

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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


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 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:


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


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: FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons.

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub

Fat Tony’s has the right combination of Italian and American influences to mold it into a unique 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: 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 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:


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:


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

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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:


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:


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:


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) 509-

0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. WEBSITE:


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:


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:


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:


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; SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Fireside oyster bar.



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:

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster BaR

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

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

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.


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


projector TVs in Wilmington. WEBSITE:



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

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:


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 Mon-

day - Thursday 4-7 p.m. WEBSITE:

An Epicurean Emporium Devoted to Taste! Dubbed "the best food in Wilmington,"Taste the Olive Gourmet Shop welcomes its sister restaurant to the Forum! Now offering:

Open Mon.-Tues. lunch, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. coffee, cheese and dessert bar 'til 6 p.m. Wed-Thurs, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.- midnight • Saturday, 10 a.m.- midnight Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. brunch 'til 2 p.m.

1125-E Military Cutoff Road 910-679-4772

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fun in the sun!

by Holley Taylor encore intern

Outdoorsy summer fun on the NC coast


Mayfaire on the Town summer concert series takes place every Friday and offers family fun for everyone! Courtesy photo. n the heat of the summer, with hu-

midity hanging over us like a cloud, it can be hard to find the motivation to do much of anything. Living in the Wilmington area, though, exciting options abound, which make it nearly impossible to stay indoors around our seaside locale. The city comes to life in the summer (which begins this week, June 21st!), thanks to bustling tourists and locals churning out to the numerous concert series, kayaking tours, eco-cruises and more. Knowing when and where something is happening can be difficult, but encore makes it easy! We have complied a list of just a few great ways to get out and about, to enjoy the salty air and even cool off in the water. Here’s a look at some of the best ways to enjoy summer outdoors around southeastern NC.


There is no shortage of live, outdoor music across town. With over 10 summer concert series, performances range from tribute bands to the Justin Fox Trio, to 360 Degrees, Overtyme, and 40 East. Here is a run down of what’s being offered in the area: Downtown Sundown: Every Friday June-August from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Riverfront Park, a tribute band will play free of charge. Beer and Wine for sale ( downtownsundown). Airlie Gardens: Every other Friday July through August, various bands will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and free for members ( WECT Sounds of Summer: Concerts take place at Wrightsville Beach Park every Thursday through August from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. free of charge ( entertainment/77903-2013-sounds-summer-lineupreleased).

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Mayfaire Concerts on the Town: Every Friday through July bands play from 6 p.m. until dark. Concerts are free of charge. Food will be available to buy or listeners are welcome to bring their own ( Cameron Art Museum: The Black Arts Alliance presents the Black Music Summer Series at CAM on Thursdays June 20th and 27th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $7 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students. Music in the Courtyard will be held Thursday, July 11th, at 7 p.m. The CAM Café will be open during all performances ( php?c=calendar&s=calendar). Bellamy Mansion: Jazz at the Mansion will feature various talented jazz musicians, held July 4th, and August 1st and 29th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $12 ( calendar.htm). Kure Beach Boogie in the Park: Kure Beach’s Ocean Front Park summer series offers concerts everySunday at 4 p.m. free of charge at 105 Atlantic Avenue ( Fort Fisher Recreation Area: Bands play the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. free of charge (www. Greenfield Lake Amphitheater: Performance times and ticket costs vary per show. Performance dates vary, too, but will include acts like Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, G. Love and Special Sauce and Trampled By Turtles, among others. Full information on each concert can be found at www.


From the ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway to the Cape Fear River, Wilmington is surrounded by

water, meaning there is no shortage of water tours to capture a cool breeze. Cruises often include dinner or lunch or even a “whodunnit evening of fun,” as hosted on the Henrietta III. Cape Fear Riverboats offers a Murder Mystery Cruise every Tuesday at the foot of Dock Street. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the cruise comes with dinner and a show where the audience becomes part of the problem-solving mystery. Cost is $47.50 for adults. The Henrietta III also hosts narrated sight-seeing cruises for $17. Another popular cruise hosted by Cape Fear Riverboats is the Black River Nature cruise. The four-hour tour takes participants to the peaceful Black River and provides them with comprehensive knowledge of nature in the area. Folks can join in every other Wednesday through July; boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. and the cruise lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $59. For more additional information go to Wilmington Water Tours host a History and Mystery Beneath the Cape Fear River Tour, which takes off from the Cape Fear River Walkway every Thursday at 10 a.m. The tour focuses on shipwrecks, what lies beneath the water and the history surrounding it. Tickets are $30 for adults. Starlight cruises run $15 at 9:30 p.m. and allow passengers to see Wilmington’s historic Riverwalk at night, gaze at the stars, and even get a glimpse of the site shown in “Iron Man 3,” which was partly filmed in Wilmington. Cruises board at Water Street between Orange and Ann streets. For more information visit For a bit of a different view, Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours offers a variety of eco-tours, including a shelling tour of Masonboro Island, which takes participants to the unspoiled beaches in search of shells. They also do a Mansonboro Birding Tour, so passengers learn about the nature in the area and see some native birds. The company hosts party

tours, like sunset and moonlight tours, and tours specially designed for kids, like the Pirate Island Treasure Hunt. To book a seat on any, visit www.wrightsvillebeachscenictours. com.


Similar to wake boarding, kiteboarding refrains from boat power; instead, Mother Nature and a kite do all the work. There are a variety of places for the kidteboarding novice to get his feet wet, so to speak. Oydesea Surf and Kiteboard School in Carolina Beach helps kiteboarders of all levels perfect their skills. They offer two or three-hour lessons for only $110 to $360 ( Scratch Kiteboarding in Wilmington also offers lessons so folks learn wind speeds, tides, currents, and more to master the sport. Lessons range from $99 for beginners to $450 for private, one-on-one sessions. Yuichi Murakami is one of the pros in charge of Scratch and has taught for years. “Kiteboarding brings people of all types and ages together with the common love of the sport,” Murakami says. “You will recognize a kiter by the big smile on their face.” Murakami has seen pods of dolphins, sea turtles, and even the occasional shark while kiteboarding. “There’s no better feeling than a gigantic kite pulling you across the ocean and all you can hear is the board skimming the water,” he says. For more information and to set up an appointment, visit KAYAKING Kayaking is a great way for people of all ages to enjoy the coast and view Wilmington and surrounding areas in new ways. Coming up on June 20th, Halyburton Park is offering an all-day kayak tour of Moores Creek. The 5-mile excursion will appeal to history buffs as it will provide a unique view of the Moores Creek National Battefield. Folks will hear a detailed account of the revolutionary battle that lead to Cornwallis’ withdrawal from North Carolina. This adventure is perfect for kayakers of all skill levels. Halyburton will also offer a 4.5-mile adventure to Fort Fisher and Zeke’s Island Kayak Adventure on July 15th. Plus, they’ll do a Cape Fear River Sunset trip to Kegg Island on August 16th. Both Zeke’s Island and Kegg Island adventures are $45, and include the tour and a kayak. Folks who provide their own kayak will be charged $30. For more information on any of these kayak tours, kayaking_programs. North Carolina Eco Odysseys also offers some exciting tours this summer. On June 22nd, folks will paddle to Eagles Island and experience the beauty of its 3,100 acres. The tour will leave from Dram Tree Park at 2 p.m. and then return to the park for food and fun. The cost is $70 and includes food, drinks, tour and kayak. For the more enthusiastic kayakers, NC

investigation of the beach while teaching them how to use tools of the trade; and “Reptile Roundup,” which allows participants to get up close and personal with reptiles while learning about their habits and habitats. One of the programs the conservancy is particularly proud of is their Sea Turtle Protection Program. They offer Turtle Walks (members only), movie screenings (Tuesdays/Saturdays only, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.), and Turtle Patrol Ride-Alongs (through August, 9 p.m. to midnight). Prices and times for all of these programs and more can be found at www.

Eco Odysseys’ All-American Black River Paddle and Campout will be held July 6th. This tour, which puts out from Ivanhoe Wildlife Ramp, in Ivanhoe, NC, will take participants down the Black River. They’ll camp, eat and drink for a mere $75. For more information on either of the NC Eco Odyessy tours, go to www.


The Wilmington area offers a variety of hiking trails with a little something for everyone. One special tour takes place at the historic Poplar Grove Plantation, just north of Wilmington. The hike is a guided-trail tour through Abbey Nature Preserve, located next to the plantation. Home to unique plants and animal species, the trail comprises various wetlands, hard wood groves, a pine thicket and more. The cost for a guided 50-minute hike is $5 for adults or $8 for a 2-hour hike. The tours do offer student rates. Folks can walk the trails solo for free. For additional information call 910-686-9518 or go online at For another chance to see local flora and fauna, the Carolina Beach State Park hosts the Carnivorous Plant Hike every Saturday and Sunday through October. The free-ofcharge tour takes hikers down the Venus Flytrap trail, as park rangers will enlighten participants about the innerworkings of carnivorous plants that are native to this area. Recently, there have been thefts of the rare Venus Flytrap at other locations around the city; park rangers assure that security at the park is sufficient. For more information on the hikes, visit The Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve, just 10 miles south of Wilmington, offers the chance for hikers to learn independently about the native plant life surrounding them. Two different self-guided tours, complete with plant identification and learning stations, are free of charge and open to the public; dogs are not welcome on the premises. For directions and background, visit Bald Head Island also offers a rare glimpse of the native plant and animal life. Nature hikes are offered most Tuesdays and Thursdays through August from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The nature hikes through The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve take hikers through a variety of habitats and offer a unique chance to swim as a part of the hike as well. Nature hikes are free and open to all. For more information visit


The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will offer special educational sessions every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.


HIKE THE TRAILS: Mike Loveless and Dakota hike the Carolina Beach State Park, where folks can take Venus Flytrap tours for free. Photo by Bethany Turner

and then again from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. These family-oriented sessions include handson activities, hikes, and lessons about the natural ecosystems of the area. Kids love the fun crafts and games while learning more about the nature surrounding them. Each week a different lesson is offered, and kids can learn how to clean up the oceans from debris and what pollution does to the environment, as well as the differences, similarities and characteristics of invertebrates. All classes meet at the south end of Wrightsville Beach (Public Access 44), are free of charge and open to the public; participants must register online first. For a full schedule of classes, visit www. Looking up at the night sky, it is easy to remember how small we are in the scheme of things. On Wednesday, July 31st, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Halyburton Park’s Summer Nature Series provides a Planetarium and Stargazing session in the park. It will offer participants the chance to go inside the Starlab planetarium, investigate the earth, moon and stars, and experience a guided laser tour of the constellations. The cost is $5 per person and pre-registration is required, The Bald Head Island Conservancy offers a myriad of summer programs for people of all ages. Some of their family adventure programs include “Bald Head After Dark,” which provides participants with a unique look at the island wildlife at night; “CSI: BHI Beachcombing Edition,” which involves participants in an

One of the biggest draws of the NC coast is the surf. Lucky for us, we have a plethora of surf schools in the area willing and able to teach us all to be the next moondoggie. Kowabunga Surf School provides lessons at Wrightsville Beach for all levels. Private lessons are $110 and must be a minimum of two hours; group lessons also go for two hours and run at a rate of $90 per person ( Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp takes surfers to different locations around the area, including Oak Island, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Figure Eight Island. Private lessons run $70 an hour and go for a two-hour minimum. If going alone is a little intimidating, WB Surf Camp also offers two-person private lessons for $95 per person ( Crystal South Surf Camp offers lessons at a variety of locations as well—and family lessons for any size. Private lessons range from $80 and $65 for a group lesson. Indo Jax Surf School offers surf lessons and gives back to the community at the same time (see encore, 6/12 for the full story, “Dodging for Kids”). Lessons from trained professionals are $60 for an hour and $100 for two hours. Private lessons and other fundraisers help fund the school’s programs to help disadvantaged, special needs, or medically fragile children experience the joy of the ocean ( The owners of Crystal South and Indo Jax, Jo Pickett and Jack Viorel, have combined their skills and passion for surfing to bring back the Wahine Classic on August 17th and 18th at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Open to women surfers of all levels and ages, the classic will kick off with a banquet. A local favorite, the competition took place every summer since 1997, until last year when a major sponsor pulled. “Jack and I are bringing [it] back because the girls that we teach and surf with have expressed their collective opinions,” Pickett says. “For our competitive surfer girls, a Wahine title carries prestige and generates publicity for them.” For more information or to become a sponsor, visit wrightsville-beach-wahine-classic.cfm.

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fund-raiser under sea:

WARM invites folks to 3rd annual gala in NC Aquarium







heads is one of the most essential parts of everyday life. We almost take it for granted sometimes. When unpredictable events occur that result in houses being damaged, those left with a costly amount of damage, unable to afford to fix it, can receive aid from Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM). Local nonprofit WARM will host Raise the Roof from Under the Sea on June 21st at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. The evening will feature music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a live and silent auction, with proceeds benefiting home repairs for the elderly, the disabled and low-income homeowners. Though founded in 1996, WARM operates strictly from volunteers who help rebuild and repair peoples’ homes in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties in southeastern North Carolina. According to Jeannie Cariker “JC” Skane, executive director of WARM, the company opened in response to Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. Volunteers orga-

van by Fiona O’Sulli a om Under the Se Raise the Roof fr Fort Fisher NC Aquarium at - 10 p.m. June 21, 7 p.m. $500/table of 8 Tickets: $75 or (910) 399-7563 Amanda Miller: nized by the local United Methodist churches helped elderly, disabled and low-income families recover from the storms. They noticed much of the damage and deterioration predated the storm and discovered that some homeowners just could not keep up with repairs. So, while responding to natural disaster, they discovered a social disaster. “The repairs and accessibility upgrades address threats to the safety and health of residents;” Skane says, “New railings and wheelchair ramps help prevent falls. Bringing electrical systems up to code helps prevent fires. Repairing water damaged sheet rock

LAST YEAR’S GALA: From left to right: Angie Cariker, Judith Cariker, Jim Skane, JC Skane . Courtesy photo

prevents mold that can lead to respiratory problems. The rebuilding work enables residents to remain living independently in their own homes.” The charity organization currently boasts over 400 volunteers and accepts anyone who is willing to join their organization. Since its inception, it has helped 675 people in need. Just last year WARM helped 81 households and 142 residents. The funds generated from Raise the Roof will go toward supplies to build homes. Right now, there are 113 households on their waiting list in the tri-county area. Unrestricted funds from the event will enable WARM to prioritize the most urgent needs—usually it is the roof (hence, the gala’s name). To rebuild or repair one person’s home can cost anywhere from $200 to $5,000, depending on the safety issues for qualified households. “Our costs are kept low because volunteers do most of the work,” Skane continues. “We hope to complete 13 roofs

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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. 6/20, Daniel Parish Band; 6/27, Mako Band; 7/3, Machine Gun; 7/4, Funk U Orchestra; 7/11, L Shape Lot; 7/18, Eastbound; 7/25, Scearcegketner w/Chris Bellamy; 8/1, Dogs Ave; 8/8, Bibis Ellison Band; 8/15, The Cut; 8/22, Billy Walton Band; 8/30, 40 East. • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm: Family Night, featuring bouncehouse, kids’ activities, variety shows and more! Cash Bingo, Wed., 7-9pm. 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 purchasing a very affordable booth space for showcasing their arts and crafts. Local area performers are invited to participate in the event to showcase their singing, dancing, drumming, or other special talents during the event as a performer on the Summer Solstice stage. Open to the community and anyone wishing to be a vendor can register now:,,, or Free to attend and will feature music, entertainment, food, brews, arts and more. INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

7/2: N.C. Symphony’s “Stars and Stripes,” 7:30pm. Patriotic highlights & symphonic favorites. Admission charge.Kenan Auditorium, 910-962-3500; www. • 7/3, Pleasure Island Fireworks: Enjoy live music (6-9pm) and oceanfront fireworks (9pm) on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Boardwalk amusements and rides. 910-458-8434; www. • 7/3: Moonlight Family Dance Cruise w/fireworks. Watch the fireworks show over Carolina Beach from the decks of the Royal Winner Princess II. Boards at 8:30pm; returns at 10:45pm. Admission charge; prepaid reservations. Carolina Beach Marina, Carolina Beach. 910458-5356; • 7/4: Riverfront Celebration and Battleship Blast. Live music by Heart & Soul (5-9pm.). At 9:05 p.m., the 17th Annual Battleship Blast, among the largest choreographed fireworks display in the Carolinas, will explode over the Battleship North Carolina (a WWII battleship memorial) and the Cape Fear River. The Battleship closes at 6pm. For street fair, parking and traffic details: events_permits/special_events/4th_of_july.aspx. • 7/4: Family Independence Day Celebration at Children’s Museum of Wilmington, ‘til 8pm. Patriotic activities, followed by riverfront fireworks. Order dinner or bring a picnic. Air rocket challenge, Sharpie fireworks, sound sandwich noisemakers, soda explosion experiments. Admission charge.910-254-3534; • 7/4: Henrietta III Riverboat: Buffet dinner and great view of the Battleship Blast fireworks over the Cape Fear River.Admission

charge. Pre-paid reservations required. Boarding at Diners are encouraged to bring a lawn chair in which 6pm.; departs 6:30pm from riverfront at Water and to sit and enjoy the food and wine pairings, and to Dock streets. 800-676-0162 or 910-343-1611; www. be serenaded by B & B – a duet offspring of the • 7/4: Wilmington Water Tours: 3-hour cal party band ‘shine. $50/person and are available sunset cruise with rum punch and buffet dinner, folfor purchase at The Seasoned Gourmet,1930 Eastlowed by fireworks over the Battleship. Boards 6:30 wood Rd. 910-256-9488. p.m., departs 7pm. Advance reservations. www. • 7/4: Winner Party Boat Cruise aboard Royal Winner Princess II, 6:30pm; departs 7pm from Carolina Beach Marina for a dinner cruise to see Southport’s July 4th fireworks show. OPERA HOUSE THEATER CO. Admission charge. Pre-paid reservations required. Les Misérables, based on the novel by French poet Carolina Beach Marina, Carolina Beach. 910-458and playwright Victor Hugo. Set in early 19th-century 5356; • 7/4: Independence France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French Day Music on the Boardwalk: Free concert by the peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent Funk Orchestra (funkadelic fun, 6:00-9:00 p.m.). nature, and his quest for redemption after serving Carolina Beach Boardwalk. 910-458-8434; www. 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for • 7/4: Independence Day his starving sister’s child. Directed by Suellen Yates. music in the Park with Machine Gun (rock, 4-7 p.m.). 6/21-23. Shows at 8pm, except for Sun. matinees, Free. Kure Beach Oceanfront Park. 458-8216; www. 3pm. Main Stage Thalian Hall. Tickets: $25, (910) or in-the-park-4-7pm-2013-07-04.aspx • 7/4: Jazz at CAPE FEAR SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN the Mansion with Jeff Sipe Trio (6pm). Admission See page 10. charge. Bellamy Mansion, Wilmington. 910-2513700-; BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATER Thursday Night Live Improv with the Fruity Oaty Bars DOWNTOWN ILM FASHION WALK this and every Thursday. Free show where you find Downtown ILM’s Fashion Walk feat. nine boutiques, out what the actors are going to do at the same time offering exclusive deals and first dibs on new styles, as the actors! Doors, 7:30; hilarity, 8pm. • “One first Thurs. every month through Sept. 7/4, 8/1 and Up,” see page 13. • July 4th weekend: Comic Magi9/5, 5-9pm. Incl. Aqua Fedora, The Wonder Shop, cian Kevin Lee. 111 Grace St. 910-341-0001 Island Passage, Return Passage, Luxe, aMuse,


Edge of Urge, GLAM and Momentum Surf & Skate VENUS IN FUR Shop. Imaginary Theater Company, which most recently produced Yankee Tavern and Boston Marriage, at CLASSY CHASIS CAR SHOW & FLEA MARKET the Red Barn Studio Theatre, takes up temporary Under big old shade trees at Historic Poplar Grove residence at the Cape Fear Playhouse to presPlantation classic cars and trucks compete for top ent David Ives’ daring comic drama, Venus in Fur. awards. The Country Flea Market offers handmade Funny, erotic, and mysterious, Venus in Fur explores crafts, furniture, jewelry, gently used goods and the nature of power and the tension between realmore. Sat., 7/13, 9-4, *Poplar Grove Plantation. ity and fantasy. A struggling playwright has adapted 910-686-9518. 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. RAISE THE ROOF FROM UNDER THE SEA Through 6/23, Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. 613 See page 32. Castle St. Tickets: $23-$2, WELCOME HOME 910-367-5237 6/23, 2pm, 3921 Prices Ln. Welcome Home! The ‘NIGHT MOTHER Cottages at Cornerstone Celebration for completion Auditions for Big Dawg Productions’ next play, the of Habitat’s first subdivision. After seven years, with well-known, Pulitzer Prize winning drama “’night the incredible generosity from scores of community Mother” written by Marsha Norman, 6/24-25, 7pm, partners, thousands of volunteers, miles of materiCape Fear Playhouse. Directed by Stephen Raeals, and tons of love, 40 safe, decent affordable burn. Roles are available for two women; ages 25 homes have been built. This milestone project exand older. Auditions will include cold reads from the emplifies neighbors helping neighbors with the belief script and light improvisation and show will run 8/8that all people deserve a decent place to live! 11, 15-18, 22-25. GRAPES AND GRUB THALIAN ASSOCIATION REVUE 6/27, 6:30 pm: ‘Grapes & Grub’ will be a five“Thalian Association in Revue, Celebrating 225 course, wine pairing event to support The Ability Garden, a 501(3)c Charitable Organization housed at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 OleCalendar entries are due every Thursday ander Dr. Catch the Food Truck, with Chef Keith Rhodes (Catch Restaurant, 6623 Market Street ) at by noon for consideration in the following the helm, will be preparing 4 courses of casual gourweek’s encore. Entries are published for met fare, each to be served with a deliciously affordable wine from Empire Distributors. Roberta Camfree two weeks out from event date pani of La Gemma Fine Italian Pastries (2323 S. 17th according to space. Street ) will prepare a sweet ending to the evening.


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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 6/22. • “Murder on the Set,” every Friday thru August. Doors at 5:30pm. Show starts at 6:30pm. Tickets $42/$30. Includes 3-course meal with choice of entrée. • Country Cookin’ with the Good Ole Boys (Sat., 6/29-8/10). • Jazz Brunch with Nina Repeta, Sun., 7/14. • One Year Anniversary Party, 7/20, TBD • Reading Series, 6/20, 7/18. • Jazz Brunch with Galen & Lisa, Sun., 8/11. • TBD-Pineapple Shaped Lamps Dinner Show, Fri & Sat. nights starting 8/16. TheatreNOW, 10th and Dock streets.


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 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. 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 and 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. 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 ENTERTAINERS NEEDED! The Senior Resource Center is looking for entertainers! We will be comprising a list of area singers, dancers, bands and musicians who are willing to entertain at the Senior Center for various events. call 798-6409 or email; include

IT TAKES TWO “It Takes Two—Songs From The Great White Way”, a brand new show created and directed by Mike Thompson will feature youth and adults singing duets from a series of Broadway musicals. Auditions will be held Wed., 6/19, and Thurs., 6/20, 7pm. Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center. Please come prepared to sing a song from a Broadway musical. The show is one night only, August 3rd and will open with a dessert reception. We are auditioning young people in grades 5-12 and seniors who have recently graduated. Audition form: http://thalian. org/Auditions/ittakestwo.html. BLACK MUSIC SUMMER SERIES Black Arts Alliance presents the Black Music Summer Series at CAM, 6/20: Techmoja, Motown. 6/27: Rick Soundz, contemporary R&B and Neo-Soul, 6:30-8pm. CAM/BAA members: $7, non-members: $10, students: $5. June is Black Music Month and the Black Arts Alliance (BAA) is celebrating with a summer taste of musical styles in this two-part kickoff series. Music held in CAM’s Courtyard weather permitting, inside if not. www.cameronartmuseum. com. Coolers or other outside food and beverages are not permitted. CAM Café is open and serving dinner and refreshments every Thurs., 5-9pm. Cameron Art Museum, corner of Independence and 17th St. Ext. 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. DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN The eighth annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening through August 30. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess and Market Streets. 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. 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! or call Kure Beach Town Hall at (910) 458-8216. 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. 6/28, Jam Sandiwch. SURF CITY CONCERTS IN THE PARK Surf City Parks & Recreation 2013 Concerts in the Park, at Sounside Park, Inclement weather location: Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr., 6-8pm. 6/28: The Other Guys • 7/3, Mark Roberts & Breeze (fireworks too!). CAPE FEAR CHORALE AUDITIONS Auditions for Cape Fear Chorale’s fall season are open and will continue until sections are filled Adult singers in all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses, are invited to schedule auditions by contacting the music director, Jerry Cribbs, info@ Previous mixed voice choral experience and the ability to read music will be helpful. The Chorale will present its 15th Anniversary Concert on 11/24. Concert will include the premiere of a commissioned work by Carl Nygard, Jr. and a





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.

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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

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Community Sing Along of Handel’s Messiah. Monday evening rehearsals begin 8/19 at Grace United Methodist church in downtown Wilmington. www. 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. JAZZ AT THE MANSION Jazz at the Museum summer music series, first Thurs. ea. mo., 6:30pm. 7/4, The Jeff Sipe Trio. Beer and wine sold. Tickets available at gate- $12 General admission, $10 Members, $5 Students (with ID). 910-251-3700. 503 Market St. MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Cameron Art Museum music series, 7pm on Thursdays. Music held in CAM’s lovely Courtyard weather permitting, indoors if not. CAM’s café is open for Thursday evening meals and refreshments featuring a signature drink celebrating the Courtyard series. Members $5 or non, $10. 7/11: Darryl Donnell Murrill and A Step Above, saxophone-driven old & new school rhythm and blues with smooth jazz influences • 8/1: Whiskey Creek, bluegrass/Americana. www.

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The Beach House Reggae Festival, Sat., 7/6, 2pm; show at 4pm. 7219 Market Str. Performing live, from Jamaica, International reggae superstar Edge Michael (nephew of Peter Tosh). Also: Signal Fire Band from Wilmington, NC; Teddy. Painting live onstage during the event National Artist/Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Cammeron Alekzandra Batanides who resides in Wilmington, NC.Tickets, $12.50 adv or $15 day of, can be purchased at The Beach House Bar and Grill or https://events. Family friendly, children 12 and under get in for free.


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WORKS-IN-PROGRESS SHOWCASE Works-in-Progress Showcase, 6/23, 7/21, 2-4pm. Free and open to the public, donations appreciated. The Dance Cooperative, in association with Cameron Art Museum, provides monthly informal showings to afford working artists a place to present works in progress to be reviewed and critiqued in a nurturing environment. The events are open to working choreographers, dancers, and the general public who are working on movement and wishes to have others provide feedback on the work as well as anyone who wish to witness the creative process through its many stages and provide assistance in that process. Want to present work?

FORWARD MOTION DANCE COMPANY An inspired and exciting evening of music and modern, contemporary andjazz dance featuring choreographer Tracey Varga with the Forward Motion Dance Company, and guest artists. Premier works include a piece honoring the late Paco Strickland, using his and The Fabulous Flying Flamenco Brothers original music compositions, as well as dance with live cello music composed and performed by Jude Eden. Other works include dances with music by Moby, The Jackson Five and local musician Grenoldo Frazier. Students from DREAMS of Wilmington, The Dance Cooperative and the Wilmington School of Ballet will be returning. “Wounded Restoration”, a dance that premiered this year at the North Carolina Dance Festival will be presented, set to music Dmitri Silinsky, a mix from the opera “Bejazet” by Antonio Vivaldi. Dancers include the Forward Motion Dance Company: Ashley Barnes, James Devita, Maggie Moore, Leslie Nifoussi, Susan Turner and Tracey Varga. Guest dance artists include: Sarah Gosselin, Linda Larson, Kate Muhlstein, Trilby Shier, Becky Spivey, Cedric Turner, Elizabeth White and Ashley Yates. Tickets: $15 GA; $10 for seniors, students, children under 12 and NCDA members. 910-341-7860.

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:// 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. Starting in April, Wednesday evening classes will start at 5:30pm.1 Bob Sawyer Dr. 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 Technique & Pointe. or call 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 dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm.Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711. 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 DARREN MULVENNA/ANDREA HAMMOND Local artists Darren Mulvenna and Andrea Hammond will launch their new line of hand-painted butterfly earrings on leather and other materials at a reception for the artists Wed., 6/19, 6-8pm, Wilmington Wine Shop, 605 Castle St. The artists chose June 19th because its nationally known as Butterfly Day by environmental groups and nature lover across the country. Raffle items include earrings and wine, and small butterfly-inspired paintings will be for sale and on display. JUXON MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY There will be an exhibition of Juxon Morgan Photography at Cape Fear Seafood Company, 5226 S College Rd., 7/20-23. A compellation of nature, landscape and lifestyle photography that is sure to appeal to a variety of artistic sensibilities. It will be on

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Through 6/22: $5 raffle tickets (or 5 for $20) for cupcakes. Every cupcake will have a 1 carat CZ in it, except for one lucky cupcake that will have a diamond! Must be present at birthday party on the 22nd to get cupcake. All proceeds donated to DREAMS of Wilmington. Only 100 cupcakes! • “SPLASH,” Thurs., 6/27, 6-8pm. Visual ode to H2O; gallery artists will create water-themed art. Wine, music, hors d’eouvres and a chance to win Star*Bucks (free Spectrum dollars). Spectrum Art and Jewelry. 1125 Military Cutoff Rd. DAVID MCCUNE AND SANDRA DEE Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, will be featuring artists David McCune and Sandra Dee in their art gallery, 6/23, 2-4pm. McCune works in metal sculpture, metal wall art, watercolors, photography, acrylic, jewelry and custom furniture. Dee expertly paints it all. or (910) 287-2800. JUGGLING GYPSY ART SHOW 6/23: Juggling Gypsy is proud to present a new kind of Art Show. Community Yard (Parking Lot) Sale, 7am; anyone is welcome to bring out their stuff and set-up to sell until 3pm. Then The Gypsy opens its doors and switches it over to a Craft Fair. Anyone wishing to stick around or show up can pay anywhere from $5-$20 for a table depending on the size, location, and if you need a pop-up canopy. No hanging fee for display in The Gypsy, and the commission on each piece is set at 30%, as per usual. $5 cover for entry beginning at 3pm. Attendees should dress-up as their own Alter Ego. Musicians, spoken word, and more. 1612 Castle St. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT “Fourth Friday Gallery Night” is now coordinated by The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, feat. 16 local art galleries and studios that will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture, from 6-9pm, every fourth Friday of the month through 2013. Dates: 6/28. Rhonda Bellamy, 910-343-0998, 221 N. Front St. Suite 101. THE MONSTER SHOW Anvil & Ink Parlour and Gallery, in conjunction with Thrive Studios Artist Collective, presents “The Monster Show,” an exhibition of artwork depicting creatures from the dark side of the human imagination. Classic and modern characters of horror, beasts of myth and legend, and creatures of the artists’ own creation. The exhibition will include paintings, illustrations, photography, assemblage, and sculpture. Contributing artists are from North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey. Hangs 8 weeks, with an opening reception on Sat., 6/29, 6-midnight. 608 Castle St. A FRAME OF MIND GALLERY A Frame of Mind Gallery is currently showing new works in oils and water colors by Wilmington artist

Eunice Andrews as well as some of the many works of David D. Hume—artist, author and world traveler. Karen Q. Hunsberger’s handcrafted baskets are also on display thru 6/30. 1903 Princess St. (Carolina Heights) 251-8854.M-F 10-6 S-10-3. Free.

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.

IMAGES OF DISTINCTION Images of Distinction, 7/9. The Bellamy Mansion Museum, 503 Market St, as part of the Cape Fear Camera Club. A regional competition that results in a spectacular photographic exhibit. Hangs through 8/23; museum admission. ttp:// 251-3700.

FIGMENTS GALLERY Figments Gallery offers a fresh mix of eclectic work from local and international artists of all genres. “BLOOM!” now showcases colorful florals from over 20 artists. 1319 Military Cutoff Rd, Suite II. 910-509-4289.

BRUNK AUCTIONS Brunk Auctions will have a sale of a handful of unique paintings by Claude Howell and Minnie Evans, July 20th. Preview: Fri., July 19th, 1-8pm., by appointment only. (828) 254-6846.

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 the exhibit focuses on the region of the Lower Cape Fear, an area rich and diverse in habitats, wildlife, culture, and history. Through framed prints, projected digital images, and interpretive labels, the exhibit presents the museum visitor with aphotographic journey of the area. 814 Market St.


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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. MonFri, 2-5pm; after Memorial Day through Sat, 2-5pm. 910-328-8663 or 910-328-2488. BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itf ocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. 910-251-3700 or 503 Market St. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM Exhibits: Through 9/29: Attack of the Bloodsuckers! Stinky feet can make you more a hungry mosquito, that is! Explore the science of what’s eating you with Attack of the Bloodsuckers! Visitors will discover the biological wonders of sanguinivores—creatures that eat blood—through encounters with interactive activities and vibrant graphics. Also, helpful hints and simple recautions for avoiding these sometimes annoying creatures. • Collection Selections: Breakfast (through 7/14): View a selection of artifacts that document how Wilmingtonians made breakfast at home and also represent the Port City’s breakfast eateries of the past and present. See how breakfast preparation has changed yet remained the same over the last two centuries. • Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear (through 10/27): Take a photographic journey of southeastern North Carolina...a region rich with diverse habitats, wildlife, culture, and history. Featuring more than 100 printed and digital works by Cape Fear Camera Club members. Hours: 9am-5pm through 9/10; Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367. CAMERON ART MUSEUM Exhibits: Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s ‘Treme’—Fine, hand-sewn beadwork, archival-quality costume technique and brilliantly colored feathers, all done by Wilmington native Alonzo Wilson, Exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits, as well as design sketches. Organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. The Mardi Gras Indians are deeply rooted in shared cultures and symbiotic relationships which developed between the Native Americans and the escaped slaves they aided. On display through 11/3. • “Here & Now: A Decade of Contemporary Acquisitions” through 7/21. Focuses on an exploration of contemporary acquisitions to the permanent collection since the establishment of the Cameron Art Museum in 2002. Some of the most famous artists in the exhibition are Romare Bearden, Sam Francis, Donald Sultan, Mark Flood, Viola Frey, Leonard Baskin, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Jim Dine and the newest acquisition by Shahzia Sikander.• Pancoe Art Education Center’s Seagrove and Contemporary Pottery in the Exhibition Cases • CAM Public Tours, Thursdays, 7:30pm, w/admission. Explore what’s new

and on view.Open late on Thurs. until 9pm. Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. 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. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Mon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and Mini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., Toddler Time, 10am; and Adventures in Art, 3:30pm • Drop off gently used books at our Museum to be used for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book collection locations to help promote literacy, find a good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits. • Mud Day, 8/9-10, 9am-1pm. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for 125 years. Interests and activities for all ages, including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively Children’s Hall, and spectacular model layouts. House in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. By reservation, discounted group tours, caboose birthday parties, and afterhours meetings or mixers. Story Time on 1st/3rd Mondays at 10:30am, only $4 per family and access to entire Museum. Admission only $8.50 adult, $7.50 senior/military, $4.50 child age 2-12, and free under age 2. North end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. Phone 910-763-2634, website LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM World’s most fascinating and dangerous reptiles in beautiful natural habitats, feat. a 12-foot saltwater crocodile, “Bubble Boy.” and “Sheena”, a 23ft long Reticulated Python that can swallow a human being whole! Giant Anaconda weighs 300 lbs, w/15 ft long King Cobras hood up and amaze you. See the Black Mamba, Spitting Cobras, Inland Taipans, Gaboon Vipers, Puff Adders, and more! Over 100 species, some so rare they are not exhibited anywhere else. One of the most famous reptile collections on earth. Open everyday in summer, 11am-5pm (Sat. till 6 pm); winter schedule, Wed-Sun. 20 Orange St, across from the Historic Downtown Riverwalk, intersecting Front and Water Street. (910) 762-1669 or


sports/recreation WILMINGTON WATER TOURS 6/23, 10am: Cruise to Southport and during the journey the captain will enlighten you with historic facts of the mighty river, pirates, blockade runners and the importance of Cape Fear River to this area today. Once in Southport you will have a few hours to explore, enjoy lunch, and do some local shopping. Our bar will be open on the boat , noon, for those who love a delicious Bloody Mary. 7hr. $55 Wilmington Water Tours, 212 S. Water St. Reservations: 910338-3134; SURF, SUN, RUN 7/6: 5K and 10K at North Topsail Beach Access #2 Registration is available at / keyword Surf, Sun and Run. ISLAND INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K 7/6, 7:30am: 5K and 1-mi. run/walk benefitting Venture Crew 2727 of Topsail Beach. Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel, Topsail Beach, NC. Register: islandindependence5k@ CORE ROWING Core Rowing Class: $18/class, 5:45-6:45pm. Tues/ Thursd. Email to reserve class. Crossfit Reignited 165 Vision Dr Unit B . SENIOR’S 55+ BASKETBALL LEAGUE Plays Mon/Wed evenings through the summer at the Wilmington Family YMCA. Try-outs and practices are currently Tue/Thurs mornings 10am at the Y. 910-251-9622 x229. 2710 Market St. FOOTBALL JAMBOREE 10 high school football teams from Southeastern NC participate in this annual scrimmage game to kick off the school year. Money raised from the event funds scholarships for local students to attend college, and supports the general fund at each participating school. In the past 26 years, the event has raised $1,063,708 with over 500 local students receiving scholarships. Participating schools include: New Hanover, Laney, Hoggard, Ashley, South Brunswick, West Brunswick, Whiteville, Wallace-Rose Hill, South Columbus, and Jacksonville. Fri., 8/16, Legion Stadium on Carolina Beach Rd. The cheerleading showcase starts at 5pm, and the football games start at 5:45. Admission is $6 at the gate, or tickets may be purchased in advance for $4 at any local BB&T Bank after 8/1. WALK IN THE WOODS A Walk in the Woods : A Guided Trail Tour through the Abbey Nature Preserve at Poplar Grove. The Abbey Nature Preserve is a 62-acre tract of land located next to Poplar Grove Plantation. Home to both

common and unique species of plants and animals that thrive in the varied environments, the Preserve includes wetlands, established hardwood groves, a pine thicket and pond, all accessed by approximately 2 miles of trails. Take a wagon ride into the woods to the Mill Pond, which originally operated as a grist mill for Poplar Grove Plantation. Guide will talk about different land and aquatic habitats, layers of forest, and the animals that make the Preserve their home. 50 minute walk: $3/student, $5/adult; 2 hour walk: $5/student and $8/adult. Two complimentary adult tickets issued/class. Groups of 15 or more recommended to have at least two adults with them. Poplar Grove: 10200 US Hwy 17. 910-686-9518.

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or 10:30-11:30am: Plastic in Paradise: No one likes to share the beach with trash. Learn about how marine debris otherwise known as litter is affecting our coastal and ocean ecosystems. • 6/26, 9-10am or 10:30-11:30am: Invertebrate Investigation: What do a jellyfish, hermit crab, oyster, and scallop all have in common? They are all animals that do not have a backbone and have a special set of adaptations to help them survive. All programs will take place on the south end of Wrightsville Beach (Public Access 44). Meet at the gazebo by the parking area, look for the Coastal Reserve Banner. • Get to Know Masonboro with hands-on activities and lessons about the ecosystems and creatures that reside there. Programs will take place near the north end of the Masonboro Island Reserve. Meet just below the second cove at “Third Beach.”Look for the white tent with Coastal Reserve Banner. Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared with water, sunscreen, etc. Transportation is not provided. Turtles Trackers: Each summer Masonboro Island becomes a nesting habitat for endangered sea turtles. Learn about turtle identification & living history, their nesting habits, and the Reserve’s conservation and research efforts to protect them. 6/22, 9-10am and 10:30-11:30am. • Residents of the Reserve, 7/20 and 8/10, 9-10am or 10:30-11:30am: Masonboro Island is a critical habitat for a diversity of plants and animals. Spend the morning getting to know some of its residents. • “Moonlight” on Masonboro: Turtle Trackers, 6/20, 6-7pm. Moonlight Masonboro: Residents of the Reserve, 6-7pm. Marie Davis at Marie.Davis@ncdenr. gov. Free, w/exception of parking.

BOOKS TO MOVIES 7/14, 2pm: Our contract doesn’t allow us to announce the title of the movie through the media, but we can say that on July 14 the film is based on a biographical sports drama by John Carlin, and that only adults will be admitted. • 8/11: On August 11 the film is a romantic comedy based on a novel by Wendelin Van Draanen, and that only adults will be admitted. 798-6371 for more information. Free, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, no registration is needed, and you may bring your own refreshments. At Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. THEATRE NOW MOVIE NIGHTS Movie Night, Sundays at 6:30pm (check website for weekly listings): Big screen movies, w/ kitchen open for some tasty treats, feat. fresh food options. Home to the non-profit organization, Theatre Network of Wilmington, Inc., whose mission includes theatre arts education to school aged children. Theatre NOW: 10th and Dock streets. Tickets: www.

kids’ stuff NC COASTAL RESERVE The NC Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve invite you and your family to join us for morning environmental education adventures on the south end of Wrightsville Beach! Family-oriented, hands-on activities, short hikes and lessons about the ecosystems and creatures that reside there. • 7/10 and 31, 9-10am or 10:30-11:30am: Residents of the Reserve: North Carolina’s coast is home to an abundance of plant and animal life. • 6/19, 9-10am

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). Summer Evening Nature Series, a Wednesday evening in the park with your family learning about nature. Each week a new theme will be presented. Cost: $5/participant Pre-reg. is required. • Summer session pilates and yoga at Halyburton Park will begin the week of 6/17. Classes are offered in morning and evening. CF MUSEUM LEARNING CENTER Incredible Insects, 6/22, 29, 1-4pm. Free for members or with admission. A “bug’s-eye” view as you explore the incredible world of insects! How they communicate and what they build. Make a beautiful butterfly and a firefly that glows in the dark. 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. 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. Mon-Fri, 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 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

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Library. Learn more about Dock Street Kids: www. 910-798-6303 for more information about Library programs for kids.Carolina Beach Library, 300 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach

ponents 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

CITY’S SUMMER JR. CHAMPIONSHIPS City’s Summer Jr. Championships held 6/28-30, Empie Park. Deadline to enter: 6/23. Divisions for ages 10-18. Singles (first-match loser consolation); entry fee, $36. Register, Tourney ID# 700080313.

ART CLASSES June art workshops with Lois DeWitt: 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. 910 458-7822.

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 arts for creative young minds, feat. Happy Little Singers, early childhood music & movement for ages 6mo.-5yrs. Sing, dance and creative play! Tues-Sat, 9:45am, & Tues at 4pm. • Happy Bigger Singers, ages 5-7 years, Thurs., 4pm. • Kids Yoga (Mommy and Me), Wed, 1:30pm. • Art and Crafts Friday, 10am! Be sure to wear an old T-shirt, or something you don’t mind being covered with paint. Upcoming classes, $10/family, $5/ea. add. child: 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.

readings/lectures 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 respective 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: LUNCHEON LAUNCH OF SUMMER GIRLS Fri., 7/12, 1-3pm; buffet lunch; author remarks & Q&A; book signing; price $29 includes signed book and lunch. donations accepted. Tickets at or text 910-200-1441. Luncheon Launch of Mary Alice Monroe’s “The Summer Girls.” First Book is a 501(c)3 non-profit. 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.

classes/workshops LIVE WEBINAR 6/25, 1pm: For nonprofit agencies to learn key com-

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

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

CAMP THRIVE 6/29-8/2, 9am-12:30pm, free and lunch provided! A free summer retreat for females, 13-18 yrs., who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. Assists in healing and grown through interactive discussion and activities in a safe, nurturing environment, coled by RCC Advocates and licensed, clinical social worker. Topics cover body image, self-discovery and individuality, coping with communication skills, building dreams, goals and relationships for future. RSVP Lauren Slusher: Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. 615 Shipyard Blvd.

CAM CLASSES Museum School classes, 910-395-5999 (ext. 1008 or 1024). • Tai Chi, Wed/Thurs, and Yoga, ThursSat. Beginners are always welcome; see schedule online. Cameron Art Museum, corner of 17th and Independence.


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 • Surf City Ocean Pier5th annual Children’s Fishing Competition & Celebration! Thurs., 7/4. For Topsail biz members only.

JULY 4TH VENDORS NEEDED! The Town of Holly Ridge is looking for arts and craft vendors and food vendors for the 4th of July Fireworks! If interested, contact Town Hall at 910-3297081 to file your application! Deadline 6/21.

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://


d , y dOAKDALE CEMETERY TOUR 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 l about the woman Confederate spy, the fireman burg ied with his faithful dog, the girl buried in the keg of . whiskey, and much more! RSVP 910-392-6753, Stu- dents $3, Adults $8. tWRIGHSTVILLE BEACH SCENIC TOURS 0 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. Bottom fish- ing tours $35/person; leaves dock 9am weekdays m and returns noon. Nearshore ocean fishing trip on - 22’ Panga Skiff Island Hopper offered by appoint- ment. (910) 200-4002. wrightsvillebeachscenicd ,THE JANE JACOBS WALK The Jane Jacobs Walk: Impact of Urban Renewal on Downtown Wilmington, Satu., 6/22, 2pm. Tour will begin adjacent to WDI’s office (221 N Front Street), o in Bijou Park. Officially dubbed a Jane Jacobs Walk, r the event is inspired by one of the world’s most rec- ognized thought leaders on city planning and city n building. The mission of Jane Jacobs Walks is to as! sist people as they walk, observe, and connect with their community, their environment and one another, and to celebrate the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs. ! WDI’s event will feature a unique collaboration beo tween WDI CEO John Hinnant, and retired New n Hanover County Librarian Beverly Tetterton, a local n historian. While walking and talking about the urban - renewal that has taken place, photos will be on disl play to showcase the impacts of urban renewal on d Wilmington’s historic downtown. Free, www.JaneJa-, (910) 763-7349. Space P is limited. eHISTORIC WILMINGTON TOURS 5 Join the Historic Wilmington Foundation on two new guided architectural walking tours. The Streetcar Suburbs Tour showcases Wilmington’s first suburbs, 8 Carolina Place and Carolina Heights. The Forest Hills - Tour focuses on architecture and landscape design e within Wilmington’s first automobile suburb. Both d 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 n School, 602 Colonial Dr. $10/person. 1.5 hours so wear comfortable shoes! hwf@historicwilmington. t org or 910-762-2511. ,

ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April): Maybe you’ve seen that meme circulating on the Internet: “My desire to be well-informed is at odds with my desire to remain sane.” If you feel that way now—and I suspect you might soon if you don’t already—you have cosmic permission, at least for a while, to emphasize sanity over being well-informed. Lose track of what Kim Jong-un and Kim Kardashian are up to. Ignore the statements of every jerk on the planet. Maybe even go AWOL from the flood of data that relentlessly pours toward you. Instead, pay attention to every little thing your body has to tell you. Remember and marvel at your nightly dreams. Go slow. Lay low. Be soft. Have fun with unspectacular influences that make you feel at home in the world. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I expect you will be called on to move fluidly between opposing camps or competing interests or different realities. Maybe you’ll volunteer to serve as an arbiter between the crabby good guys and the righteous bad guys. Perhaps you’ll try to decode one friend’s quirky behavior so that another friend can understand it. You might have to interpret my horoscopes for people who think astrology is bunk. You may even have to be a mediator between your own heart and head, or explain the motivations of your past self to your future self. You can’t be perfect, of course. There will be details lost in translation. But if you’re as patient as a saint and as tricky as a crow, you’ll succeed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Pablo Casals was one of the greatest cello players who ever lived. Among his early inspirations was the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Casals discovered Bach’s six cello suites when he was 13 years old, and played them every day for the next 13 years. Have you ever done something similar, Gemini? Devoted yourself to a pleasurable discipline on a regular basis for a long time? I invite you to try it. The coming months will be an excellent time to seek mastery through a diligent attention to the details.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): “I know that I am not a category,” said philosopher Buckminster Fuller. “I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process.” Philosopher Norman O. Brown had a similar experience. “The human body is not a thing or substance, but a continuous creation,” he mused. “It is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction.” Now is an excellent time to imagine yourself in these terms, Cancerian. You’re not a finished product and never will be! Celebrate your fluidity, your changeableness,

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your instinctual urge to reinvent yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Renowned 20thcentury theologian Karl Barth worked on his book “Church Dogmatics” for 36 years. It was more than 9,000 pages long and contained over six million words. Yet, it was incomplete; he had more to say and wanted to keep going. What’s your biggest undone project, Leo? The coming months will be a good time to concentrate on bringing it to a climax. Ideally, you will do so with a flourish, embracing the challenge of creating an artful ending with the same liveliness you had at the beginning of the process. Even if you have to culminate your work in a plodding, prosaic way, do it! Your next big project will be revealed within weeks after you’ve tied up the last loose end.

on a mirror in a public restroom: “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Astronauts on lunar expeditions have orbited the moon and seen its entire surface. But the rest of us have never seen more than 59 percent of it. As the moon revolves around the Earth, it always keeps one side turned away from our view. Isn’t that amazing and eerie? The second most important heavenly body, which is such a constant and intimate factor in our lives, is half-hidden. I’d like to propose that there is an analogous phenomenon in your inner world, Sagittarius: a part of you that forever conceals some of its true nature. I’m pretty sure you will soon be offered an unprecedented chance to explore that mysterious realm.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Susannah Cibber was a popular 18th-century English contralto whose singing was expressive and moving. On one occasion, she performed Handel’s “Messiah” with such verve that an influential priest responded by making an extravagant guarantee. He told her, as a result of her glorious singing, any sins she had committed or would commit were forever forgiven. I’d like to see you perpetrate an equivalent amazement, Virgo: A good or beautiful or soulful deed wins you a flood of enduring slack. The cosmic omens suggest such an achievement is quite possible.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Anglo-Irish novelist Laurence Sterne married his wife Elizabeth in 1741. Twenty-five years later he fell in love with another woman, Eliza. In composing love letters to his new infatuation, he lifted some of the same romantic passages he had originally written to Elizabeth when he was courting her. Try hard not to do anything remotely resembling that, Capricorn. Give your intimate allies your freshest stuff. Treat them as the unique creatures they are. Resist the temptation to use shticks that worked to create closeness in the past.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Johnny Appleseed was a 19th-century folk hero renowned for planting apple trees in vast areas of rural America. During the 70 years this famous Libra was alive, he never got married. He believed that if he remained unwed during his time on Earth, he would be blessed with two spirit-wives in the afterlife. Have you ever done something like that yourself, Libra? Is there an adventure you’ve denied yourself in the here and now because you think that’s the only way you can get some bigger, better adventure at a later date? If so, now would be an excellent time to adjust your attitude.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s important that you not punish yourself or allow yourself to be punished for the sins that other people have committed. It’s also crucial you not think nasty thoughts about yourself or put yourself in the presence of anyone who’s prone to thinking nasty thoughts about you. Self-doubt and self-criticism may be healthy for you to entertain about 10 days from now. At that time you will probably benefit from receiving compassionate critique from others, too. But for the moment, please put the emphasis on self-protection and self-nurturing.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “It is kind of fun to do the impossible,” said Walt Disney, a pioneer animator whose cartoon innovations were remarkable. Judging from your current astrological omens, I think you Scorpios have every right to adopt his battle cry as your mantra. You’ve got an appointment with the frontier. You’re primed to perform experiments at the edge of your understanding. Great mysteries will be tempting you to come closer, and lost secrets will be teasing you with juicy clues. As you explore and tinker with the unknown, you might also want to meditate on the graffiti I saw scrawled

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): For over three decades, a man in Assam, India, has worked to build a forest. When Jadav “Molai” Payeng started planting and tending seeds at the age of 16, the sandbars bordering the Brahmaputra River were barren. Today, almost entirely thanks to him, they’re covered with a 1,360-acre forest that harbors deer, birds, tigers, rhinos and elephants. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you could launch a comparable project in the next 12 months, Pisces—a labor of love that will require your persistent creativity and provide you with sanctuary for a long time. |june 19-25, 2013|encore 45 encore | june 19-25, 2013 |

culinary FARMERS’ MARKETS Fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheese, meats, seafood, honey and more! Schedule: Poplar Grove, Wed, 8-1. Aso features fresh baked goods, pickled okra, peanuts and handcrafted one-of-a-kind gifts such as jewelry, woodcrafts and pottery. Family day, 6/19, 10am-noon, w/ special exhibits and activities. Poplar Grove Plantation, 910-686-9518. • Riverfront Farmers’ Market open on Water St., downtown, every Sat., 8am-1pm. Food, arts & craft vendors and live music. www. • 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. or email Janet Knott, • 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. FERMENTAL Fermental, 7250-B Market St. 910-821-0362, Every Friday: Free wine/beer tasting, 6pm • 6/27: Schmaltz Brewing Co Tasting, 7pm • 7/4, Independence Day Celebration/ Beer Tasting.

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COOKING CLASSES Cape Fear Wine and Food Club (memberships $15/year) classes are demonstrations. All classes include a generous portion of the menu items and wine pairing samples for adults. Takes place at Seasoned Gourmet, 1930 Eastwood Rd. 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, butter- poached, steamed, and grilled. • 7/9, 6:30pm: Catch the Food Truck with Chef Keith Rhodes $45. Secrets to some of the great dishes you can catch on his food truck. . 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 to reserve your seat. TASTE THE OLIVE Monthly Yappy Hour last Wed. of the month (6/26)— a monthly party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libation, 6-8pm. • Summer Wine Classes, 6:30pm at The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar. Must be at least 21 w/ID. Space limited reserva-

tions rqd. 6/25: Wine 102, Go beyond the basics and train your senses o identify the components of wine’s nose and flavor profile based on prior sensory memories, and a variety of taste components that are frequently identified in wine. $35/person • 7/2: “Hey Frenchy, You Don’t Scare Me”—Learn about the French classification system, how to read a French label, about various wine varietals by region, and more. Taste bottles that exemplify the wines behind the labels from the great regions of Bordeaux, Rhone, Loire, Burgundy, and Alsace. $40/person. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Upon cancellation, we will contact you by phone and refund your money. Taste The Olive, 1125-D Military Cutoff Rd., The Forum. 910-256-OILS(6457)

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.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY Truck a Roo is pleased to announce a New Food Truck Event in downtown. The Food Truck Rally, 6/29, 4pm, presented by Cape Fear Kind Beers and powered by Pipeline Event Management LLC. Water and Princess streets lot (old Wachovia site) with 6 food trucks, 3 bands, cold brews and wine! Headliner Groove Fetish, scheduled to perform, 6:30-8pm.This is not a competition, it is an event to show your support and appreciation for our local food trucks. Poor Piggy’s BBQ & Catering, Flaming Amy’s, Catch Restaurant, India Mahal Restaurant, Patty Wagon and Weebo’s will be attending! To raise awareness of the plight food truck operators are currently going through with the City of Wilmington regarding the regulations place on them.The Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington is our non-profit sponsor for the Truck-A-Roo Food Truck Rally. You can come down and show your support and love of our local food trucks and help out a great organization that focus on our future generation! Free admission; full meals available for purchase at each truck. $10 sample ticket allows you to taste each truck at a discount. Each individual sample will cost $3.Tickets: www.truckarooilm. or Momentum Surf and Skate.

WILMINGTON WINE SHOP Join us to sample five new delicious wines we’ve brought in just for our customers during Free Friday Wine Tasting, 5-8pm. Have a bottle or glass of your favorite with friends afterwards in our cozy shop or on the back deck. And beer lovers don’t fret, we’ve got a fridge full of craft and micro-brews. 605 Castle St. 910-202-4749.

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. • Thurs.-Sat.: Specials at the bar on glasses and bottles of wine that run all day, but the crowd begins to gather around 7pm. Craft beer selection, too. We also make special label wines for weddings, corporate gifting, birthdays, reunions, or any event. 910-397-7617.

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