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news & views .............. 4-5 4 live local campaign: Gwenyfar Rohler gets

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the 4-1-1 on Tidal Creek Co-op’s local providers.

5 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.

Adrian Varnam pens an in-depth interview with Randy Jones, a.k.a. the original Village People Cowboy, known for hits like “Y.M.C.A.” and “Macho Man.” Jones, a North Carolina native, will be performing OutImpact’s third anniversary show—as well as their last one—on the Royal Winner Princess II. The concert will help raise monies for CUE Center for Missing Persons. Check out the interview and find out how to win tickets on page 10.

artsy smartsy .............. 7-16 7 theater: Lisa Huynh previews the upcoming Shakespeare on the Green production, ‘The Merchant of Venice.’

8 art: Lauren Hodges interviews Barb Scalia about her upcoming show, Mass for the Artists.

9 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions are hanging in our local art galleries.

10-12 music: See black box; Madison Kiger

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“Earlier today, British Petroleum began this operation known as ‘top kill,’ which comes on the heels of their previous operations, ‘fish kill’ and ‘bird kill.’”—Jay Leno “Last night was the finale of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and Kate Gosselin made an appearance. I don’t want to say it was bad, but this morning, the Pakistani Taliban took credit for it.”—Jimmy Fallon “Ladies and gentlemen, this week is the

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25th anniversary of Fleet Week, which is early this year, because the people in the Navy and the Coast Guard all wanted to get to the harbor before the oil slick did.”—David Letterman “How to describe Rand Paul? I mean, he’s a doctor. It’s as if Sarah Palin somehow made it through medical school.”—Bill Maher, on Kentucky Senate candidate and Tea Party hero Rand Paul

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Amelia’s Mechanics; Andrew Zucchino checks out ‘One Tree Hill’’s Mike Grubbs of Wakey! Wakey!

13-16 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.

17 film: Anghus reviews the almost wretched MacGruber.

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EDITORIAL: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Shea Carver INTERNS: Lisa Huynh, Andrew Zucchino, Madison Kiger, Alan Searcy, Natalie Price, Chris Faircloth and Leanne Hudson CHIEF CONTRIBUTORS: Adrian Varnam, Gwenyfar Rohler, Anghus Houvouras, Claude Limoges, Jay Schiller, Lauren Hodges, Tiffanie Gabrielse, Tom Tomorrow, Chuck Shepherd, Chirstina Dore, The Cranky Foreigner encore is published weekly, on Wednesday, by Wilmington Media. Opinions of contributing writers are not necessarily the opinions of encore.

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Q: Is orient interchangeable with orientate? A: Orient is the word to use; orientate is a silly variant. Orient means (literally) “to turn and face the east” and “to locate east and so adjust to the compass directions” and (figuratively) “to put oneself in the right position or relation” and “to set right by adjusting.” The longer variant, a back-formation from orientation, seems to prevail in common figurative use and has existed since around 1849. This has unfortunately also given rise to disorientated when the historically correct form is disoriented.

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Live Local. Live Small. Finding a bevy of local love at Tidal Creek Co-op

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idal Creek Co-op is on the front lines of Live Local. Co-operatives (or “coops” as they are frequently known) are based on the idea that a collective group has stronger buying power than individuals. The co-op is owned by its members, not an individual, and the profits of the co-op are shared collectively or reinvested in the coop to generate growth. In other words it’s the embodiment of the Buy Local mission: to make change with the consumer purchasing power. For those unfamiliar with how Tidal Creek Co-op works, let me give you a quick run down: First, anyone can shop there. However, those who choose to become an owner (it’s a co-operative, so everyone owns a

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by: Gwenyfar Rohler piece of the pie and no one is getting fat off the proceeds), there is a $30 annual membership fee. Yes, it’s just like Sam’s Club, Costco or any other membership-based retail wholesaler that charges fees. The difference? Tidal Creek’s money stays in our community; Sam’s Club money just makes the Walton family richer. Once someone becomes a member of Tidal Creek, he or she becomes eligible for owner savings throughout the store. The savings average around 20 percent off the retail price (but for avocados it’s 50 percent!), and on Owner Appreciation Day, the savings goes up. Add to it the use of coupons, spe-

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cials and other sale days, and the Co-op can be as competitive as other grocers and retail stores. Again, the value comes in the fact that our money stays here and is re-invested in Wilmington. Like many other smaller, locally owned businesses, the Co-op does a lot to support local business. In an effort to showcase some of their providers, on May 22nd they hosted “Local Day at Tidal Creek Co-op.” Being drawn to all-things local, I dropped by and met some fabulous local vendors—ones I feel compelled to share with dear encore readers: Angela’s Pepper Pickled Foods www.Angelasppf.com I love the way Angela Cannon describes buy local: “Support your neighbors,” she says, with that simple directness that is part of her charm. She still works the 4am1pm shift at Harris Teeter’s bakery before she goes to her kitchen on Carolina Beach Road where Angela’s other half, Bill, and Ms. Noretta have been prepping vegetables for canning. The goal is to get the company successful enough so Angela can work for it full-time. Looking for a great birthday present? Some of Angela’s Fresno Peppers are a great way to say “I love you”—it can be tasted it in every bite. 8th Wonder Spice www.8thwonderspice.com 8th Wonder Spice is a cooking spice blend with a film credit to its name! Founded by film technician Andy Kirsh, the product was featured in The Blind Side during a tutoringsession scene. Developed by the Kirsh family and carefully taste-tested for several years, 8th Wonder is produced in Wilmington and hand-blended by Andy in the kitchen at NOFO, located off Military Cutoff Road. Quality is key for Kirsh, who says he won’t sacrifice it to mass production. “Until I can find a co-packager that can maintain quality, I’ll do it myself.”

Coastal K-9 Bakery www.coastalk9bakery.com Owned by Jackie Oakes, Coastal K-9 offers organic, and all-natural dog and cat treats. Since 2004 the local bakery has increased in popularity and continues to do so with their specialties for our furry friends. Koni Hawaiian www.konihawaiian.com Seeing as how we live on the beach, skincare should always be top priority. Even has local ties now, thanks to Koni, which is a new skin-care line made in Wilmington. The products use hand-made butter and coconut oil—all natural, too! Of course, I could rave all day of the folks who offer so much to our community, but this is just a smattering of the local products Tidal Creek carries. They also have local honey from Silver Spoon Apiaries, local cheeses from Nature’s Way Farm, and the produce department is just bursting with local goodies! Ali Linthicum, the produce department manager tries to buy the excess from the farmers who sell at the Farmers’ Market to keep the produce in circulation at its peak. Tidal Creek Co-op also caries what might be the best butter on Earth from Maple View Farm (www.Mapleviewfarm.com), made just up the road in Orange County. Oh my God, I could eat a spoonful by itself! Maple View Farm also sells old-fashioned glass bottled milk at the Co-op. Just leave a deposit and get refunded upon bringing it back, just like “the good days. Tidal Creek is certainly a great resource for local wares and foods. Check back with the Live Local campaign, as we’ll be featuring much more of Tidal Creek’s commitment to local living and investing in our community. Gwenyfar is the author of The Promise of Peanuts: A real-life fairy tale about a man, a village, and the promise that bound them together, available at www.OldBooksonFrontSt.com, Profits support Jock Brandis’ life-changing work with Wilmington’s Best Nonprofit, Full Belly Project.

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LEAD STORY America What a Country! In 2007, after a stay in the United States distinguished mainly by his acquisition of a long police record, illegal immigrant Cecil Harvey, 55, was deported to his native Barbados. However, according to records revealed by the New York Post in May, Harvey received, in late 2009, one last remembrance of America: $145,000 from the city of New York in settlement of his lawsuit over having once been held at Rikers Island jail for about a month longer than the law permitted. Ironies Betty Lou Lynn, 83, was mugged and had her wallet stolen in her new hometown of Mount Airy, N.C., in April. Lynn is the actress who played Barney Fife’s best girl, Thelma Lou, in the Andy Griffith TV show and had lived in Los Angeles until she became alarmed at the city’s crime rate. She decided in 2007 to move to the quieter, peaceful Mount Airy, which was Griffith’s birthplace and the model for the TV town of Mayberry. Gary Null filed a lawsuit in New York City in April against the maker of a nutrition supplement called Ultimate Power Meal, alleging that he had suffered constant pain, kidney damage and internal bleeding from the product’s recommended daily regimen. Ultimate Power Meal is one of the “health” supplements packaged under the label of ... Gary Null, a nationally prominent pitchman for homeopathic remedies. Null is suing the manufacturer who supplies the product on which Null affixes his Ultimate Power Meal label. (According to consumer advisers at Quackwatch.org, Null is “one of the nation’s leading promoters of dubious treatment for serious disease.”) According to court records cited by The Washington Post in April, Rene Fernandez, 45, will plead guilty to one count of a DUI-caused injury in connection with a 2009 traffic accident in Montgomery County, Md., that severely injured a retired county judge and his wife, both in their 80s. Fernandez and the judge, Edwin Collier, had met previously, in 1998, when Judge Collier pronounced sentence on Fernandez for DUI. At that time, Judge Collier released Fernandez on probation, even though Fernandez had been arrested for DUI twice in the previous three months. Compelling Explanations Paula Wolf, 41, was arrested in Stevens Point, Wis., and charged with hitting four pedestrians at random with projectiles on April 21. In Wolf’s car, police found a blow gun, a slingshot and a bucket of rocks, and after questioning, Wolf told police that she just “liked to hear people say ‘ouch.’” Lame: The reason career criminal Kevin Polwart gave for his brief February escape from New Zealand’s Auckland Prison was to demonstrate that he posed no threat

to society on the outside (and thus that he should be parolled). (Instead, authorities added nine months to his sentence.) A judge in Scotland went lenient on George McIntosh, 53, who had been convicted of embezzling the equivalent of about $87,000 from two pro golfing organizations. McIntosh claimed that his medication for Parkinson’s disease had made him “compulsive(ly)” generous so that he needed to embezzle money in order to buy gifts for his friends.

The Litigious Society In April, George Black’s lawsuit to be compensated for his injuries was permitted to proceed to trial, following an Ontario Superior Court decision. Black was playing third base (the “hot corner”) in a softball game in Hamilton when he lost track of a line drive in the sun. The ball hit him in the head, smashing his glasses into his face and causing serious trauma to his eye. Black figures his injury is the fault of the owner of the softball field for failing to put up any kind of shade to block the late afternoon sun. Melanie Shaker filed a lawsuit recently against the Fases Salon in Chicago for her 2008 injuries, which she incurred when she fell through the salon’s front window and badly slashed herself. She fell after losing her balance while attempting to kick her husband during a quarrel along Sheffield Avenue following dinner (and, of course, drinks). Shaker suffered deep cuts to her arm, back and feet, which she now says was the salon’s fault in that they had neglected to use “safety glass” in their front window, which would not have shattered into glass shards. Jo Ann Fonzone’s four-year quest to divorce the rock singer David Lee Roth (of Van Halen) continues, according to a May report in the Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. Roth, through his publicist, denied any connection whatsoever to Fonzone, who has filed nearly two dozen lawsuits against various people who she claims have done her wrong, includ-

ing Hollywood executive Cary Woods and MTV CEO Judy McGrath, who each has been accused of trying to steal Fonzone’s identity. Judges have noted that Fonzone’s claims are unaccompanied by any “evidence” (such as a marriage license to Roth, or even photographs of the “couple” together), and most judges who have heard her claims regard the lawsuits as “frivolous.” Said a court records chief of Fonzone’s prolific filings, “When (the clerks) see her, they all want to run.” Fonzone actually has a law degree, from Western State University in Fullerton, Calif.

I Demand My Rights In April, warehouse workers at the Copenhagen, Denmark, brewery that makes Carlsberg beer went on strike after the company cut back on its allowance of providing up to three free beers per shift, which workers thought made their mundane jobs easier to take. As of April 1, only one beer per shift was provided, and only at lunch. (The previous “right” belonged also to delivery drivers, according to a Reuters report, but it was not clear how that right squared with drunk-driving laws.)

Least Competent Criminals Not Ready for Prime Time: John Campana, 18, was detained by police after they found him with several pieces of expensive jewelry in Gainesville, Fla. As they were questioning him about where he got the jewelry, Campana (according to the police report) started shaking and sweating, and then fainted. (He was charged several days later with burglary.) Jason Robinson, 22, was arrested at a Burger King in Pine Bluff, Ark., in May after robbing the restaurant manager at gunpoint. As the manager handed over the day’s proceeds, Robinson set his gun down on a counter to grab the money. Not surprisingly, the manager picked up the gun and shot Robinson in the leg. People With Issues Recurring Theme: Police in Austin, Texas, executing a search warrant in May, discovered an elaborate, three-story tunnel complex extending as far as 35 feet underground, beneath the home of Jose Del Rio, 70, which he apparently dug over at least a two-year period. Police also found 19 guns, plus ammunition, batteries and compressed gas (which presented a serious safety hazard). The property showed signs of caving in and posed a threat to adjacent property, as well. Police noted that Del Rio (who neighbors said “kept to himself”) was cooperative during the search although he offered no particular explanation for the tunnels.

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Outdoor Theater Tradition: Shakespeare on the Green welcomes Donn Ansell to the stage

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here is something about watching a director who sports a “Fan of Shakespeare” T-shirt whilst yelling a plethora of commands to 20 different people—and man does Cherri McKay do it well. Not that she didn’t have enough on her plate, the artistic director of Shakespeare on the Green now carries on the memoriam of Dr. Stan S. Norman’s festival since its inaugural 1993 production. Until 2003, when McKay took the reins and the festival took on the name “Shakespeare on the Green,” original founder Dr. Norman called it “Cape Fear Shakespeare,” a name that McKay still likes to reference. Seven years later, the Shakespeare lover is presenting, for the first time, “The Merchant of Venice.”

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OPEN CANVAS: Donn Ansell (far right) plays Shylock in ‘The Merchant of Venice” in his debut with Shakespeare on the Green. Photo courtesy of Cherri McKay.

used to take Antonio’s friend Bassanio to Belmont, to win the beautiful Portia’s maiden hand. If Antonio does not repay it by deadline, Shylock promises to take a pound of Antonio’s flesh. With the help of others, an unlucky Antonio tries to argue the price of his flesh in court when he is not able to return the money to Shylock. Veteran actor and Wilmington theater staple Donn Ansell will be playing the comedy’s most engaging role of Shylock, whose character has always remained on his to-do list. “The character is such an open canvas to paint,” Ansell says. “Shylock gives me the ability to create my own character.” Surprisingly his first time with Shakespeare on the Green, McKay, with whom Ansell has worked before, drafted him for the part first-hand. Ansell says the call to duty became a no-brainer. “I get so inspired by the chemistry [of the cast], and I totally trust Cherri for her creative eye.” McKay’s vision became useful in small

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and big ways, including the integration of belly dancing into the choreography for “The Merchant of Venice.” The stage, too, became a focal point, as the set plays doubleduty to the youth company’s “Romeo and Juliet,” which McKay and her son, Caylan, are directing through June, as well. Set for an audience of 900, “The Merchant of Venice” will be played at the Greenfield Amphitheater, a perfect backdrop for Shakespeare. The outdoor atmosphere connects the stage to the English playwright’s famous and equally unenclosed Globe Theater, where the groundlings would pay a penny to see a Shakespearean drama in the Elizabethan Age. Add to it the mossdraped Cypress trees, a moon-lit lake in the background and an OFF bug spray clip-on, and today’s Greenfield Amphitheater is yesterday’s Globe Theater. Oh, and forget the penny, it’s free! Ansell agrees to the endless time capsule that Shakespeare’s work has acquired through 100s of years. “It’s so profound that everything Shakespeare says [in his work] relates to today and the human condition. That’s Shakespeare’s genius.” Thus, the reason Wilmington’s first and only outdoor theater tradition carries on!


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Theory of Creation: Barb Scalia mixes worship and art at Mass for the Artists

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here are over 10,000 saints in the Roman Catholic church, each designated to a specific patronage. Saint Lawrence watches over cooks and their culinary crafts. Saint Valentine, believe it or not, is listed as the patron of beekeeping. Artists have looked to Saint Catherine of Bologna for centuries. Yet, Catherine pulls double-duty as the patron saint both of artists and of resisting temptation. Local painter and recovered alcoholic Barb Scalia utilizes both forms of support. “In order to cope [with temptation], they say you have to have a place to go,” Scalia tells encore during an interview in her home. “For me, that has been art. I go to my art.” Scalia last appeared in encore back in 2007, when she created an art-inpired fashion show at the now-defunct Corporate Canvas. The reformed party girl from Minneapolis-St. Paul pulled together dozens of looks from her childhood and adult life that were mostly taken from subjects in her paintings. Scalia’s signature paintings feature women and men from her life, as addicts and social butterflies. “I am in so many of my paintings,” she says, pointing to an image of the work “The Seed is Planted.” The painting features Scalia as a young girl, standing among adults with drinks and cigarettes.

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Mass for the Artists Group show, helmed by Barbara Scalia June 4th, 6-10pm Dance Cooperative • 118 S. 17th Street (910) 395-5470 • $15/person The resulting decades of partying prove both a lesson in decadence and a subject of constant inspiration for the now-sober artist. Using both paint and paper to convey messages, the collage paintings have become famous for their dark humor. Scalia’s style is playful, inspired by Matisse, while also designed to discuss the serious issues of her addiction. “That will always appear in my art,” she says. “It was my whole life. I was that person for such a long time.” Today, Scalia finds strength in painting and in her faith. She sings in the choir at St. Mark and attends AA meetings. In her colorful house, religious relics can be found among the abundant memorabilia. A statue of Mary sits in the garden, peering into the living room where Scalia is setting up a few of her newer paintings. A particularly striking canvas presents a woman

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in revealing clothing and a priest, facing each other in frozen confession. “With the way the church is today, he probably needs forgiveness as much as she does,” she points out. “Father, forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” The painting will be one of her contributions to an upcoming mix of worship and art she is calling “Mass for the Artists,” which will benefit the Dance Cooperative. She has summoned several of her fellow Wilmington artists for the event. “They are all aged 60 and above,” she notes. She has also invited her choir from church to perform at the event—a group that shares an age range with the roster of artists. “A lot of us participating are reaching that certain point in our lives,” she says. “Some of them are slowing down.” She means no morbid message by joining heavenly symbols and the winter of life. “This is a celebration,” she says. “Though it’s worth mentioning that when you get older, you realize that you are on an island. With each passing year, your island gets smaller and smaller. That’s why it is so important to have a community of people like this one; people that continue to create and make things.” The next generation of artists will be present at the mass, as well. Scalia has invited several students from DREAMS Center for Art Education, including one dancer that grabbed her attention during a visit to the center. “I went down there looking for a girl dancer to perform at the show,” she remembers. “But I got there and I saw this boy onstage. I thought to myself, This is it!” As she moves to the backyard, she passes the ashes of her husband’s parents. Giant stalks of bamboo have grown from the site, two of which are noticeably side by side. “There they are, my in-laws!” she laughs. “From death, life begins again!” In this gesture, she has explained her purpose with Mass for the Artists: the worship of creation

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

Crescent Moon 332 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange (910) 762-4207 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 12-4pm www.crescentmoonnc.com The Original Fleas were first created over 30 years ago, and the fun-loving personalities of Greg and Jeff Quayle are obvious in each unique sculpture they create. These unique handcrafted sculptures depict more than 230 professions, sports, and hobbies. There is a flea for everyone! Come see! These whimsical welded hand-crafted metal sculptures fit nicely with Crescent Moon’s goal to increase our metal work available in the gallery. Crescent Moon is located in The Cotton Exchange, where parking is free while shopping or dining. Follow us on twitter as CrescentMoonNC or become a fan on our Facebook page!

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

THE LUNCHEON, by Catherine C. Martin, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30,” now hangs as part of New Elements’ Colors of Summer exhibition.

New Elements Gallery 216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment www.newelementsgallery.com “Colors of Summer” featuries the works of Triangle artists Catherine C. Martin and Bob Rankin at New Elements Gallery through June 19th. The exhibition is a visual symphony of movement and color, combining Martin’s impressionistic landscapes and interiors with Rankin’s abstracts. Though each painter is distinctive in style and technique, the results play beautifully together, engaging in their use of palette and the energy of each brushstroke.

pattersonbehn art gallery 511 1/2 Castle Street (910) 251-8886 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm www.pattersonbehn.com pattersonbehn will be featuring the work of Michelle Connolly. Michelle is a remarkably, prolific artist who has managed to stay connected to her inner child by channeling it through her artwork. Though so much of her work comes from her personal memories and her very active imagination- there is also a strong sense of depth and maturity to many of her pieces. The gallery also carries works by Bob Bryden, Virginia Wright-Frierson, Rachel Kastner, Pam Toll, and Katherine Webb, as well as a large selection of works on paper in numerous media.

Sunset River Marketplace 10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues- Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Mon. in winter sunsetrivermarketplace.com myspace.comsunsetrivermarketplace This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C., features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisan-crafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee With the Author series are also offered on-site.

Wilmington Art Association Gallery 616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 www.wilmington-art.org The public is invited to the Wilmington Art Gallery’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on May 28th from 6-9pm, 616-B Castle St. June’s Featured Artist is Sheryl Key-Moore, an accomplished wildlife photographer and teacher whose show is entitled, “I Dream of Aftica.” Sheryl’s love of animals has taken her to Africa during two summers, assisting with wildlife research in South Africa and Namibia. As a special event we are showing paintings of “Spiritual Art,” as Wilmington Art Association artists’ interpret their personal feelings.

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

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

The Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays, April 17 - December 18 from 8AM-1PM downtown on Water Street between Market and Princess Streets. The market will open at 9am Sat., May 8th due to the Diligence Annual 5K road roace

For more information call

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Cowboy at Sea: American icon Randy Jones, aka the Village People Cowboy, plays the Royal Winner Princess II

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ost would think that being forever associated with a single, campy role in an artist’s career would frustrate a serious performer—not so for Randy Jones. His three years as the original Cowboy from the Village People has been a springboard for a four-decade-long career that goes well beyond a character role in one of disco’s most famous acts. It’s an association that Jones embraces as much now as he did when he was a young performer in 1977. And it has provided him an extraordinary life in a notoriously unforgiving industry. “From the beginning, with my contribution to Village People being the Cowboy, I realized it was an image that was the closest to the American psyche,” he says. “The American cowboy is the most representative, most reassuring and most iconic image of what it means to be American—not only to those of us who are American but to everyone around the world. So, for me from the beginning, the heavy lifting had been done. It has been a role that is an integral part of me and second nature, and it fits my personality and sensibility to a “T.” Jones says his ease in the role and his preparation for not only his tenure in the band but the career after was a direct result of the upbringing in his native North Carolina. Born and raised in Raleigh, Jones was well-prepared

by: Adrian Varnam

Randy Jones Concert Celebrating OutImpact’s 3rd anniversary and final show June 6th • Aboard Royal Winner Princess II 100 Carl Winner Ave., Carolina Beach Tickets: $35, with net proceeds benefitting CUE Center for Missing Persons, 7-10pm www.outimpact.com/events

for a career in show business, after years of performing children’s and repertory theater, as well as undergoing educational training at the N.C. Governor’s School, UNC Chapel Hill, and the N.C. School of the Arts. With an intense background in theater, film, music and dance, Jones seemed almost destined for a role in a multi-faceted outfit like Village People when he moved to New York City as a young man in the ‘70s. “I would never have had the career and the opportunities that I have had in this great life without the magnificent education sys- YMCA GOES LIVE: The original Village People tem of the state of North Carolina,” he says. Cowboy will play OutImpact’s final show in Carolina “Nothing prepared me more for New York Beach this Sunday. City in the ‘70s than my education. It was a solid liberal arts education, combined with a very strong conservatory arts education. I would recommend it to everyone, but one has to have the drive to make the most of all the opportunities.” In 1977 Jones landed a role in a new and burgeoning concept group from producer/ composer Jacques Morali and partner Henri Belolo. Featuring a core of performers, who could not only sing but act and dance, as well, Village People presented a multi-talented core of men whose costumes and macho personas represented a cross-section of iconic and traditional, American male gender roles. Although the concept of creating an inorganic and calAll you have to do is answer the trivia question and culated male pop group wasn’t unchartered email the correct answer to contests@encorepub.com. territory at the time, doing it with such camp, pizzazz and irony most certainly was. You will be entered into a drawing for “I think that from the beginning I realized that we were embarking on something rather two (2) free tickets! unique in show business,” he said. “It was perhaps an early version of a ‘boy band’, On September 12, 2008, American Music Award although I’m not sure I would accept the rewinner Randy Jones, as the original Cowboy in sponsibility of being a ‘fairy godfather’ to the the recording group Village People was honored Backstreet Boys, ’N Sync, etc. From the bealong with the original recording group Village People, by ginning I viewed what we were attempting as, the installation of a Star on the famous Hollywood Walk essentially, a comedy act with some very wellcrafted and deceptively simple pop songs, [so] of Fame. Who do the two neighboring stars belong to? how could we go wrong? Nobody else gave us an ounce of credit, nor did any of the critics

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ever think we’d succeed. But we did—far beyond anyone’s expectations—to the point where we have surpassed selling more than 100 million units world-wide to date.” While the sales didn’t occur solely during Jones’ tenure with the group—Village People continue to perform and sell records today—his stint was their most memorable and creatively iconic years, providing some of the hit singles, videos and television appearances for which they’re most known. It may be easy to dismiss the group today as little more than a disco caricature, but, for a young Randy Jones, it was something very different during the group’s first few years in show business. “Although it may have seemed like the Village People experience was a glib, pop, rock ‘n’ roll trip, I was deadly serious about it,” he says. “I was a fully prepared and experienced professional actor/singer/dancer who realized that the opportunity to get onstage and sing ‘Macho Man,’ ‘In the Navy,’ and ‘Y.M.C.A.,’ with a wink, a wiggle and wave was yet another chance to practice my craft. It just so happens that it was akin to winning the lottery, when it comes to a big chance in show business.” Like the option to have the lottery winnings pay out over the years, instead of in one lump sum, Jones continues to reap the benefits of the role he originated over 30 years ago. It’s a title that he’s carried proudly, one that has allowed him the freedom to explore the performance skills and interests he learned to master growing up as a young artist in the South. As such, life for Randy Jones goes well beyond being a cowboy. Today, a Broadway and off-Broadway performer, a television and film actor, a touring performer, and something of an American figure, he still lives the dream of a lifetime. “I think that [the] very best life any human being [can live], whether they are a performer, a teacher, a nurse or a plumber—no matter what one does to make a living—is a life best led in the light,” he says. “My life has been and continues to be a blessing and phenomenal experience, and that has always been my desire: to live in an open and honest way. I always dream, even when I’m awake.”


Vintage Country and Moonshine Melodies: Amelia’s Mechanics brings low-down goodness to rock ‘n’ roll by: Madison Kiger

Amelia’s Mechanics Also playing: American Aquarium, Sean Gerard Soapbox Laundro Lounge • 255 N. Front Street June 4th; 8pm • $7 www.thesoapboxlive.com

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hen I first heard the band name “Amelia’s Mechanics,” my mind instantly flew to an image of jumpsuit-clad women, sporting short haircuts and slapping a wrench against their greasy palms. Upon seeing a photograph of the band, comprised of Molly Miller and Molly McGinn, I was wrong. They look like two ladies who could be seen sitting barefoot in a park, guitars across their legs and a bottle of wine between them. This is one of the aspects that makes Amelia’s Mechanics just so darn charming. McGinn describes them as unlike any other band around today. “We’re an alt-country, alt-indie, all-girl, North Carolina-based duo, who writes and sings our own songs, has a penchant for aviation, anything with wheels and anything you can swim in, harmony, and an obsessive [desire] for songwriting, and choosing the right chord and word.” “One day Molly Miller caught a bass and a flounder using Wonder Bread and it was amazing,” Miller, joking about herself and how the band started, says. The ladies’ musical influences say a lot about their own stylings: Damien Rice, Led Zeppelin, Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson and Wilco. Like the pioneers before them, the songwriting bug has leeched to them fastidiously. They released their first album, North, South, in February, and, already, they’re working on a second one, guaranteed to have an entirely different tone.

“So long as there is breath in us, we will evolve,” Miller promises. “My biggest peeve is when folks criticize artists for changing, as if it’s a bad thing. As Emerson once said, ‘A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.’” North, South was produced by Jim Avett, father to North Carolina folk darlings The Avett Brothers. He booked Amelia’s Mechanics, who hail out of Greensboro, North Carolina, their first tour around southeastern United States so they could spread their “vintage country” North South sound to the masses. “North, South is the name of the album because [those were] Amelia Earhart’s last words,” McGinn explains, “and it puts to rest the Amelia-inspired songs. Now, we’re on to finding new muses and inspirations, but holding to her dauntless, adventurous and tragic spirit.” The “Mechanics” part of the name also pays tribute to the aviator. “It’s a play on words, really, and more about the underlying mechanics of something both tragic and triumphant,” McGinn continues. “Plus, it’s a bit about the actual mechanics who worked on the plane, who may have been a bit flawed since her instruments

MECHANICS AT WORK: Molly Miller and Molly McGinn take on folk, alt-country and indie music with their outfit Amelia’s Mechanics, playing this week.

failed. Miller likes it from the stand point of the ‘mechanics’ of writing.” While Miller and McGinn are the lead musicians and vocalists in the band, they do often have visiting musicians from Greensboro coordinate with them. The collaborations add layered tonalities and panache to the sound and give McGinn a bit of ammunition with which to entertain the crowd. At shows, she’ sbeen heard referring to current drummers, jokingly, as “the new guy” or “whatever your name is.” “None are permanent fixtures as of yet,” Miller says. “Having more than two permanent members is just a lot to maintain.” The vocals of Amelia’s Mechanics are divine. In addition to their melodic harmonies, their Southern accents add a twang to the lyrics that, if missing, would leave listeners feeling cheated. Each track from the album has its own message, a dose of hostility and a particular way of making one feel like she’s just shared a bottle of moonshine with McGinn and Miller. Amelia’s Mechanics will be piloting their next show in Wilmington at the Soapbox on Friday, June 4th. They will be accompanied by American Aquarium and Sean Gerard, and tickets for a trip with them costs a mere $7. Arrival: 8pm. Departure: Well, never.

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Wakey! Wakey! Youʼre Famous! ‘One Tree Hill’ actor turns musician

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usician and actor Mike Grubbs returns to the Soapbox on Thursday, June 3rd with Wakey! Wakey!, a pop band driven by Grubbs’ fluttering piano playing and simple love songs. Most Wilmington folks are familiar with Grubbs due to his regular role as, well, Grubbs, a bartender and aspiring musician on “One Tree Hill.” Naturally, his role on the show is conducive to his success as a musician. “I got a degree in theatre, once upon a time,” he says. “I really do love the art of acting, and, whenever I have time, I’d love to do more of it. Music is my first love, though, and that’ll never change.” Unfortunately, for the Brooklyn singer/ songwriter, it’s likely he’ll have progressively less time as the music becomes more popular. “One Tree Hill” aired the songs “Brooklyn” and “War Sweater,” leading to the new Wakey! Wakey! album’s eventual climb to number one on the iTunes singer/ songwriter chart. The positive reception of Wakey! Wakey!’s first studio album, Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said Last Time I Saw You, has been so overwhelming to

by: Andrew Zucchino

Wakey Wakey Also playing: The Spring Standards, James Ethan Clark June 3rd, 8pm • $8 Soapbox, upstairs • 255 N. Front Street myspace.com/wakeywakey Grubbs, he says “[he has] trouble finding time to sleep.” On the other hand, all the attention has left him pondering how such business-like success really works. He updated his blog with an “Open Letter to a Young Artist,” expressing his recent and past experiences with the music industry: “Previous to our indie self-released endeavors, we’d reached out to every single major label in the U.S. We were looking for partners to help release the albums that probably led you to this letter. Needless to say, they just didn’t get it. We were too indie or too corporate. They couldn’t hear

BROOKLYN CALLING: Mike Grubbs of ‘One Treel Hill’ fame takes on his musical calling with Wakey! Wakey!, playing the Soapbox the 3rd. Photo by Victoia Jacob.

it on the radio. They didn’t care to listen to it at all. Whatever their reasons were, they all passed … we’ve broken into the mainstream charts on iTunes, and without breaking it all down, things are going very well. As a result, not one or two, but every single major label has reached out to us within this very week: ‘We’ve been following you for months.’ ‘We see so much potential in your project.’ I would love for just one of those A&R reps to just say, ‘I discovered your band on the soundscan re-

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ports for the first time this week. You seem to be doing something right. We’d love to share your profits, now that it’s going well and the hard work has been done.’” As a talented pop songwriter, Grubbs deserves the attention Wakey! Wakey! has been getting. On the surface, writing hit pop songs is simple, but it requires much more touch and timing than one would expect. At first listen, it’s apparent he has a certain touch for clarity. In “Brookyln,” he sings, “I hope I see you soon / because you’re fond of me and I am fond of you. / These days, I guess that’s all it takes, / that and just a few mistakes / and I have made mistakes. / Yes, I have made mistakes today. / Yes, I have made mistakes today. / Yes, I have made mistakes.” Yes, it is borderline operetta, but there’s something appealing about it. “I try to just go moment by moment,” he says, “right now I’m happy tying together a string of related short stories. It’s much more free that way.” It seems Grubbs, likely due to his theatre background, has a keen understanding of the thematic and universal. A listener may hear a well-described and specific “mistake,” but they cannot always feel it. Most who attend Wakey! Wakey!’s performance on Thursday, June 3rd, at the Soapbox, will have little choice whether they feel it. The Spring Standards and James Ethan Clark will open for Wakey! Wakey!, who, for the first time, will bring the full band into the area. “I’ve never been able to play a full band set in Wilmington, but we’re finally lucky enough to bring it,” Grubbs says. “People should be ready for a real rock show!”


soundboard WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 JEREMY NORRIS —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 DJ P. FUNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 OPEN MIC W/ SEAN GERARD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ FREDDY/KARAOKE (COUNTRY) —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 BIBIS ELLISON AND TIM BLACK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM), JIM ASHLEY’S OPEN MIC —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 KARAOKE W/ DJ BIKER ROB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 PIANO SHOW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 ROCK IDOL KARAOKE COMPETITION —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838

EVERYDAY SPECIALS 2 Miller Lite Bottles $150 PBR Pints $ 3 Cherry & Blueberry Bombs $ 2 Bud Light Draft $ 3 Drifter Shots $ 50

MONDAY - Service Industry Night (Special and Draft of choice for $6.99 TUESDAY - $2 Wells WEDNESDAY- 100 oz. PBR or Bud Light ONLY $10 • $1 Tacos THURSDAY - Margaritas $3 FRIDAY - $3 Wells SATURDAY - $5 L.I.T. SUNDAY - Bucket of Beer Specials WEEKLY EVENTS WEDNESDAY – KARAOKE THURSDAY – LIVE MUSIC FRI. & SAT. – LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY

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BEER PONG TOURNAMENT: 1PM sign up; 2PM start - $10/team. 2nd place gets $10, 1st gets the rest!! 108 Walnut Street Phone (910) 762-1704

PERRY SMITH —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 PAUL GRIMSHAW TRIO —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 POSSUM CREEK —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 ERIC AND CAREY B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 DJ JUICE —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 NUTT HOUSE IMPROV —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807

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KARAOKE —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 BLIVET DUO —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255

THURSDAY, JUNE 3 DJ DON’T STOP —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 ACOUSTIC DUO (7-10), BRETT JOHNSON’S JAM (10-?) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ STRETCH —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 LIVE MUSIC —Romanelli’s, Leland; 383-1885 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 DJ COMPOSE —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791

TOP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 KARAOKE W/ DJ STEVE —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 FRIED LOT —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115 KARAOKE W/ LORI BETH —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 TOM RHODES —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 KARAOKE KONG —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 DJ BIG DADDY (COUNTRY) —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 DJ EYECON —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 FAMILY KARAOKE —Alfie’s, 2528 Castle Hayne Rd.; 251-5707

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SUICIDE BLONDE: Playing this Friday at Wild Wing Cafe

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TUESDAY - Shag Night Free Shag Lessons w/ Brad White Beginner 7:30 Intermediate 8:00 Dancing till 11:00 $5 cover $2 Domestics $3 Imports THURSDAY - Ladies Night Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak @ 7:30 $2 Coors Light $5 Martini List $5 cover FRIDAY - Salsa Night Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons @ 7:30 $5 cover Salsa Lessons @ 9:30 & DJ Lalo Open till 2:30 $2 Tequila Shots $3 Corona SATURDAY Beach & Shag DJ 7:30 Salsa @ 11:00 till Close $2 Coors Light $3 Dos XX LIVE MUSIC Sunday, June 13

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JOHN MEISCH —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 SEA PANS —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 SPIDER WEBS, NO DOUBT TRIBUTE BAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 BIG DOG & CATFISH WILLIE —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 MACHINE GUN —Harbor Masters, 315 Canal Dr., Carolina Beach; 458-28200 ROOT SOUL PROJECT —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 MARK ROBERTS AND THE BREEZE —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434 WAKEY WAKEY, THE SPRING STANDARDS, JAMES ETHAN CLARK —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 FORTCH —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 MASONBORO SOUND —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 SELAH DUBB —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4

JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 KARAOKE KONG —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 DJ (HIP-HOP/DANCE) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ TURTLE —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 LIVE BELLY DANCING —Arabian Nights, 117 Grace St.; 763-3456 ROBBIE BERRY —Southpaw Sports Bar, 123 Princess St.;338-1886 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 MELVIN AND SAYER —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 PIANO SHOW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977

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MONDAY All Pizzas $5 in the bar after 5pm 22oz Domestic Draft $200 TUESDAY Live Jazz in the Bar Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 • PaciďŹ co $2.50 22oz Yendgling Draft $2 WEDNESDAY Corona\Corona Light $250 Margarita\Peach Margaritas $4 10 oz domestic draft $1 THURSDAY Gran Martinis $7 • Red Stripe $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4 • 007 $350 Harps bottles $250 SATURDAY Baybreeze\Seabreeze $4 22oz Blue Moon Draft $3 Select domestic bottles $150 MAY 22: DAVID TYSON (on the patio)

LIVE MUSIC —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 DJ COUNTRY —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 GUITAR JAM SESSION —The Smudged Pot, 5032 Wrightsville Ave.; 452-2920 LIVE MUSIC —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 DJ —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 DJ —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 LATINO NIGHT WITH DJ —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ SCOOTER FRESH —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 DJ STRETCH —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 PRE- BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL KICK OFF : SEA CRUZ —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434 JOHNNIE ACOUSTIC —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 NO DOLLAR SHOES —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000

KIM DISCO —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 JEREMY NORRIS —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff; 910-256-9133 OVERTYME —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 MASONBORO SOUND —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115 THE STONE WALLS —The Blend; 5226 S. College Rd. Unit 8, 799-8899 THE CASSEROLE —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 LYNDSEY BENNETT —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 OYSTER BOY —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 JASON MARKS BAND —Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349 AMELIA’S MECHANICS, SEAN GERARD, AMERICAN AQUARIUM —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 MASONBORO SOUND —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115 SCOTT CARTER —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133

SUICIDE BLONDE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 OLD AVENUE —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 TRAVIS SHALLOW —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 MYKEL BARBEE —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 DJ TIME —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 KARAOKE W/ DJ VAL —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 BLACK LABEL —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 UNCLE JUNK —Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 GRENOLDO FRAZIER —Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700 CLIMB JACOB’S LADDER —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 MAKO, DJ DANE BRITT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 JAM SANDWICH —Big D’s American Saloon; 6745-B Market St.

100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832 1/2 priced select apppetizers m-f 4-7pm MONDAY $10 Bud/Light Buckets $4 Jack Daniels • $3 Capt. Morgan TUESDAY $1 Tacos 4-7pm • $3 sauza $15 margarita pitchers $3 Mexican Beers $5 Top Shelf Tequila • $7 Patron WEDNESDAY $3 Pints (10 Drafts) $5 Jager Bombs • $2 wells THURSDAY Mug Night $2 Domestic Drafts w/HK MUG $5 Bombers • $4 Jim Beam $3 pinnacle avored vodkas $3.50 MicroBrews FRIDAY $3 Select Draft $4 Fire Fly Shooters $5 Red Bull Vodka SATURDAY $2.50 Miller Lt or Yuengling Draft $8 Pitcher • $3 Kamikaze $4 Well Drinks SUNDAY $2.50 Bud/Light Draft $8 Pitcher • $5 Crown Royal $4 Bloody Mary

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DUBTOWN COSMONAUTS —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 BIG DOG & CATFISH WILLIES (6-9) —Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 DJ P. MONEY —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 DJ TURTLE —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 IAMHUMAN —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ SCOOTER FRESH —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 LEIGH ANN’S BEACH PARTY —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 PIANO SHOW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 LIVE BELLY DANCING —Arabian Nights, 117 Grace St.; 763-3456 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 GUITARIST PERRY SMITH —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288

BLUES JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 WILL REVO —Francesco’s, 839 S. Kerr Ave.; 793-5656 CLASSY KARAOKE WITH MANDY CLAYTON —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 KARAOKE —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 LIVE MUSIC —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 KARAOKE —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 DJ STRETCH, LIVE JAM WITH BENNY HILL —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 MARC MATNEY —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 MASON LOVETTE BAND —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 MIKE O’DONNELL —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 BIG DOG & CATFISH WILLIE —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff; 910-256-9133

DJ —Ronnie’s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 BENNY HILL (8-11:30PM) —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115 BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL (11AM-6:30PM) —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434 MASONBORO SOUND —Brixx Pizza; Mayfaire Towne Center, 6801 Main St. 256-9677 PERRY SMITH —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 FORTCH —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 NO DOLLAR SHOES —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 JUDE EDEN & JEFF SANCHEZ —Riverfront Farmers’ Market; Water St. Wilmington JIM ASHLEY —Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market; Lake Park Blvd., 28428 ASG, GOLLUM, PREDECESSOR, DIM THE DARKLIT —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 JIVE TURKEY —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 RON ETHERIDGE —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021

HIPSLACK —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 KARAOKE W/ DJ VAL —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 ROBBIE BERRY —Smileys Tavern, 723 N. 4th Street; 399-1669 BEACH & SHAG NIGHT —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 THE LIVING ROOM CONGLOMERATE —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 LIQUID PLATINUM —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 LIVE MUSIC —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 TEN TOES UP —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 BEACH BILLY BROS., DJ DANE BRITT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 DANIEL PARISH BAND —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 LIVE BAIT —Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 BALD FURY —Tangerine; 300 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach 707-0202

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 DJ COUNTRY / FAMILY DAY —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 JAM WITH BENNY HILL —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 BLUES BRUNCH (11-2:30PM) —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 SUSAN SAVIA (10AM-2PM) —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 KARAOKE —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 THE NECESSARY BAND —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 SUNDAY NIGHT FEVER —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 TALLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (2-3PM) —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999 ROAD OUT OF HERE —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 STEVE MARTINEZ —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff; 910-256-9133 JERRY POWELL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115

GALEN ON GUITAR (BRUNCH) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 DALE “FULLY AUTOMATIC SOUND MACHINE” DJS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 KARAOKE W/ DJ BATTLE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ BIG KAHUNA —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 DJBE KARAOKE —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 FLUTIST NIKKI WISNIOSKI —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 JAM SANDWICH —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

MONDAY, JUNE 7 LIVE MUSIC —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 WORLD MUSIC MONDAYS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

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Show Stoppers: TWC PAVILION AT WALNUT AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SOUTH TRYON ST., CHARLOTTE CREEK 3801 ROCK QUARRY RD., 704-377-6874 RALEIGH 919-831-640 6/2: Nonpoint, Black Ritual, Ammas

ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 HWY 17 SOUTH, N. MYRTLE BEACH, SC 843-2721111

6/3: Steel Standing, Lucky 5, Honest Engine 6/4: Badfish, The Scentless Apprentices 6/5: Poison’d !, Red White And Crue

6/6: Eddie Miles (A Salute to Elvis)

KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE 8003 REGENCY PARKWAY, CARY 919-462-2052 6/5: North Carolina Symphony, Red, White and Blue: A Salute to America’s Armed Forces 6/9: Styx , Foreigner, Kansas OPEN MIC NIGHT —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 OPEN MIC W/ BEAU —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 NICK ANDOLORA —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 AXCX, GRAVES OF VALOR, DEATH OF AN IDOL, TEMPLE DESTROYER —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

6/5: Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean

HOUSE OF BLUES

4640 HWY 17 S., MYRTLE BEACH, SC 843-272-3000 6/4: Dj E Top, Aj Case, Fly Ban, Sunni G, Neff, CNC, Sharper Than Life Ent 6/6: Gospel Brunch 6/8: CEEJAY (comedian)

TWC ARENA 333 EAST TRADE ST. CHARLOTTE 704-522-6500 6/2: Carole King and James Taylor (Photo) OPEN MIC WITH VIVA —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 DJ EYECON —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

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LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. CABARRUS ST., RALEIGH 919-821-4111 6/3: Sanchez, Terry Linen, Nicola Lionfish, Empress Charmaine, Tru Souljah, Crucial Fiya 6/4: The Del McCoury Band, Paco Shipp 6/6: PKM, Nantucket & Friends, Sidewinder (Benefit) 6/9: Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band DJ TIME —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ RICHTERMEISTER —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 FORTCH —Tangerine’s Caribbean Grill, 300 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 707-0202

CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN ST., CARRBORO, NC 919-967-9053 6/2: Of Montreal, Noot D’Noot 6/3: Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker, Legendary Shack Shakers 6/4: The Harvey Dalton Arnold Blues Band, Great Big Gone 6/7: Diane Birch, AM 6/9: Langhorne Slim, Harper Simon

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6/3: Camera Obscura, The Love Language 6/4: ZOSO 6/5: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (10am) 6/5: Toubab Krewe, The Lee Boys (9pm) 6/9: Lee Brice

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 KARAOKE W/ BJ BIKER ROB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 INDY MUSIC NIGHT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 KARAOKE —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DANE BRITT KARAOKE —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 LIVE MUSIC —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 REGGAE TUESDAYS —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement JEREMY NORRIS —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KARAOKE W/ DJ BE —Ultra Classics Pool and Bar, North Hampstead KARAOKE KONG —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 TOP 40 W/ DJ VAL —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 TRAVIS SHALLOW & JASON WOOLWINE —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 ZYRYAB —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 THE BIL KRAUSS SHOW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

COURTESY OF ARTIST

Concerts around the region

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE 707 PAVILION BLVD., CHARLOTTE 704-549-5555 6/4: Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean

GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 WEST LEE ST., GREENSBORO 336-373-7400 6/5-6: CTG presents Triad Idol (semifinals)

N. CHARLESTON COLESIUM 5001 COLISEUM DR., CHARLESTON, SC 843-529-5000

CAROLINA THEATRE 309 W. MORGAN ST., DURHAM

6/5: Barenaked Ladies (PAC) 6/6: Daughtry, Lifehouse, CAVO

6/7: Corey Manning

DJ “MR LEE” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ EYECON —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 BIBIS ELLISON AND THE SPARE CHANGE BAND —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 LIVE ACOUSTIC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 RADIO HAYES AND ECHOPOINT21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 NUTT HOUSE IMPROV —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 ROOT SOUL PROJECT —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 JEREMY NORRIS —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 BIBIS ELLISON AND TIM BLACK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ P. FUNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ FREDDY/KARAOKE (COUNTRY) —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 ROCK IDOL KARAOKE COMPETITION —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 KARAOKE W/ DJ BIKER ROB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

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PIANO SHOW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 ACT II —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 DAVE MEYER —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 SAI COLLINS —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115 SOUL TAXI, PSEUDO BLUE & THE MAJESTICS —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 ERIC AND CAREY B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 DJ JUICE —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM), JIM ASHLEY’S OPEN MIC —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 NUTT HOUSE IMPROV —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 KARAOKE —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 ROGER DAVIS, RON WILSON —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 All entertainment must be turned in to encore by noon every Thursday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.


Almost a Wretch:

reel to reel

MacGruber saves itself with off-color gags

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t’s been awhile since I’d seen a movie based on a “Saturday Night Live” character. I grew up in the shadow of “SNL.” It was a phenomenon when I was just a wee lad. I started watching it in the early ‘80s, when guys like Eddie Murphy were singing “Lookin Pa Nub,” and Joe Piscopo was doing a dead-on impression of Frank Sinatra. (You’re probably asking yourself, “Who the hell is Joe Piscopo?” You’re better off for not knowing.) “Saturday Night Live” is now 35 years old. What started out as an irreverent latenight comedy show, featuring cutting-edge comedians, turned into something safe and sanitary. I remember George Carlin monologues and Richard Pryor debating racial epithets with Chevy Chase. “Saturday Night Live” was an outlet for comedy that cut a little bit deeper. It garnered a reputation for being a drug-fueled nightmare of a production, the cast and crew indulging in the worst kind of addictive behavior and drowning in envy. It was a cauldron of spite, anger, fear and tragedy, and it made for some great onscreen comedy. Then, “Saturday Night Live” became something bigger than one particular cast. From its irreverent roots grew a more family-friendly show—occasionally funny, occasionally relevant. Occasionally, a character would break out from the show into popular culture, and executive producer Lorne Michaels would try to capitalize on it by turning the property into a movie, much like the show, the movies have been a hit-or-miss affair. For every funny movie like Wayne’s World or The Blues Brothers, there are a dozen unfunny, unmentionable pieces of comedy trash: It’s Pat, Coneheads, A Night at the Roxbury, Stuart Saves his Family, Blues Brothers 2000, Superstar, The Ladies Man or Wayne’s World 2. Most would agree that “Saturday Night Live” produces a few laughs every episode. It’s rarely consistently funny. The movies share that same kind of “occasionally funny” vibe. That being said, I didn’t expect much out of MacGruber. I enjoyed the sketch. The concept was simple enough, a parody of the old “MacGyver” TV series, where a guy fights evil by making tools out of paperclips, chewing gum, and a Swiss army knife. MacGruber takes this already silly premise and injects it with enough 1980’s action to make Dolph Lundgren wince. MacGruber is kind of a parody of cock-and-balls action heroes—the kind of “take no shit” attitude that served the Stallones and Schwarrezneggers of the world well. Of

this week in film by: Anghus

MacGruber Starring Will Forte, Kristen Wig and Ryan Phillipe

★★★ ★ ★

CHEESE FOR LAUGHS: MacGruber works too hard for its laughs, proving to be among the thumbsdown SNL flicks.

course, MacGruber isn’t the action hero type. He’s a ridiculous man who takes every opportunity to show the world how dimwitted he truly is. Imagine an action hero played by a man in his 30s, but with the intellect and vocabulary of a 10-year-old obsessed with bodily functions. There’s some fun to be had there. The first 20 minutes are momentarily hilarious—from the initial setup to the moment where MacGruber assembles his team for a mission to confront his evil arch-nemesis, played by a very puffy Val Kilmer. From there, the movie is just like any other “Saturday Night Live” sketch: amusing, good for an occasional laugh but not all that memorable. Will Forte plays MacGruber like a mis-

chievous man-child. There’s no doubt he’s a funny guy, but there’s only so much material that can be mined out of a thin premise. Not every gag is going to work in a comedy, but MacGruber has a twoto-one miss-to-hit ratio. For every chuckle there are two cringe-worthy gags. There’s

a lot of effort put into the material by the cast, with the exception of the stoic Ryan Philippe, who has to be wondering what happened to his career. I’m not sure what the future holds for “Saturday Night Live” films. MacGruber ends up being a marginally amusing attempt at marketing a character. It’s not quite the disaster one would expect; however, if it wasn’t for a couple of off-color gags, it could have easily gone down as one of the most hideous wretches I’ve seen. Much like the bomb-defusing, throat-ripping protagonist, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was any point to it all. I can’t recall seeing a movie so blatantly paying homage to the synthesizer rock-era action films. Though, I’m not sure if there’s a need to. MacGruber accomplishes nothing more than one would get from watching Tango and Cash. To a cheesball action movie is a lot funnier when they’re not trying so hard for a laugh.

The North Face

Cinemaqtiue Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street 6/2, 7:30pm, $7 (pictured) The North Face tells the true story of four men who attempted to climb the almost vertical north face of the Eiger peak in the Swiss Alps in 1936. Combating bad weather, rock slides and avalanches, the men fight for survival on a mountain of cruel beauty. 121 minutes. Not rated. In German with English subtitles.

Ma Vie En Rose

Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 6/6, 8pm • Free (pictured) Ludovic is a small boy who crossdresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor’s son and cannot understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family, when his family discovers the little girl blossoming in him. Their anger and impatience cave, and Ludovic is sent to see a psychiatrist in the hopes of fixing whatever is wrong with him. A movie that addresses transgender and gender issues in general through the eyes of a child.

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e d i u g g n i din AMERICAN BRIXX WOOD FIRED PIZZA A short drive from the beach, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Mayfaire Town Center is a fun, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Serving the best brick-oven pizzas around, Brixx also offers a fine selection of signature focaccia sandwiches, pastas, fresh salads and desserts. Stop in for a quick lunch, or kick back on the patio with one of 24 beers on tap or 14 wines by the glass. Brixx is also a late-night destination, serving 2-for-1 pizzas and appetizers after 10pm Open until 1am Monday through Saturday and 11pm on Sunday.6801 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. (910) 256-9677. www.brixxpizza.com.

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 award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sunday during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. BluewaterDining.com. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC . (910) 256.8500.

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

C.G. DAWGS For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. You may find them daily at their new location on the boardwalk of Market and Water St. from 11am to 5pm. Saturdays at the farmers market. Thursday-Saturday nights they are on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm to 3:00am. Then they finish the week off at Fibbers on Sunday nights until 3am. To busy to leave the office? Ask about their lunch time delivery service for downtown!!

FLAT EDDIE’S Are you ready to eddie? FLAT eddie’s upbeat, modern dining room & bar makes eddie’s the new “it” place to dine in Wilmington for New American Cuisine. Why FLAT eddie’s? Their signature flatbreads! These flavorful creations start with scratch-made dough, stretched thin and piled high with ingredients like roma tomatoes, succulent shrimp and luxurious cheeses. All sandwiches and burgers are under $8 and their entrees are unique and bold. FLAT eddie’s bar serves up $2 and $3 beer and cocktail specials daily. Private dining area available. Large groups welcome. Family-style meals to go available. FlatEddiesRestaurant.com. 5400 Oleander Drive, Wilmington . (910) 799.7000.

HELLS KITCHEN This former Dawson’s Creek stage set has been turned into a lively pub in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Their extensive menu ranges from classics like a thick Angus burger 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 on the big screen, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with a pool table, darts, weekly trivia, and live music on the weekends. Offers limited lunchtime delivery during the week and can accommodate large parties. M-Sat 11am until late, opens Sundays at noon. 118 Princess St, (910) 763-4133.

HENRY’S A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest and offers daily blackboard specials 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

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dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at HenrysRestaurant. com for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929.

HOLIDAY INN RESORT The Verandah Café Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. (910) 256-2231 Wrightsville Beach.

KEFI Kefi, founded in 1981 by a group of friends, has a long-standing tradition as a favorite local watering hole. This Wrightsville-Beach eatery is open at 6am for breakfast, offering everything from omelets and pancakes, to shrimp and grits. Take a break from the beach and visit Kefi’s, where their menu features a variety of salads and sandwiches. There is even a “working man’s lunch,” served Monday through Friday, all for under $6. At night Kefi comes alive by serving dinner with a Southern flare. From the fried pickles appetizer to their the shrimp or oyster Po’boy to their nightly dinner specials, there is something that will make your taste buds sing. Then stick around for live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; nightly drink specials are offered. Go online at www. kefilive.com for more info and full music schedule. Open 6am-2am, seven days a week, with full ABC permits. Lunch deliveries available in the Wrightsville Beach area. Located at 2012 Eastwood Road, (910) 256-3558.

THE LITTLE DIPPER Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Open Tuesday-Sunday, serving dinner at 5pm. 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

PINE VALLEY MARKET Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from


their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; closed Sunday. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD.

MELLOW MUSHROOM Mellow out and relax in the comfortable atmosphere that Mellow Mushroom offers. From the giant psychadelic ‘shroom located in the bar area to the Cadillac hanging on the wall, this restaurant is far from ordinary. The open kitchen brings live entertainment as pizza dough flies in the air. Their hand-tossed, spring-water dough brings new meaning to pizzas and calzones—healthy!! With 20 drafts and an array of microbrews, domestic and import bottles, Mellow Mushroom has an extensive beer list and full bar. Also, check out their lunch specials and variety of sandwiches. Their menu also caters to everyone and offers many vegetarian dishes. Live jazz on Wednesdays. Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun., 12pm-9pm. 4311 Oleander Drive, (910) 452-3773.

TROLLY STOP Trolly Stop Hot Dogs are family owned with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces. Dogs include Smithfield (beef & pork), Southern Dog, Sabrett (all beef), Northern Dog, Carolina Packers Pork Dog (smoked sausage), Oscar Mayer 98% Fat Free Dogs (turkey) and Light Life Veggie Dog (soy). Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open six days including Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm Sun-Wed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 452-3952. Open at 11am on Sat.; South Howe St. in Southport, 457-7017; 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, 458-5778. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416.

ASIAN DOUBLE HAPPINESS Double Happiness offers the Port City fine Asian dining at reasonable prices. Now under new management, the restaurant will serve flavorful dishes, prepared by the cultural richness of authentic China. Serving items like traditional dim sum and gourmet home-style cooking, Double Happiness is still dedicated to branding the exotic flavors of fresh ingredients and a romantic spice in all of their cooking. Their friendly staff will always go the extra mile to help diners enjoy their experience. Beer and wine is served for lunch and dinner, and Double Happiness is open Monday through Saturday, from 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; closed Sundays. 4403 Wrighstville Avenue; (910) 313-1088.

SZECHUAN 132 Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest

contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426.

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HIRO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 47pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am-10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at hirojapanesesteakhouse.com.

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INDOCHINE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. Indochinewilmington.com.

CARIBBEAN JAMAICA’S COMFORT ZONE Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is Wilmington’s Authentic Caribbean Restaurant conveniently located at 417 S. College Road in University Landing. We offer exquisite Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, whether they are for spicy Jamaican jerk chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections, our warm décor, atmosphere, excellent service and our smooth reggae music. Operating hours are: Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Wednesday – Saturday 11:45am – 9:00pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Check us out at www.jamaicascomfortzone.com or call us (910) 399-2867.

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EURO FUSION PRESS 102 Espresso. Panini. Martini. Rome and Paris meet Manhattan and San Francisco in this new Euro-American eatery and martini bar in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Nestled inside the Hotel Tarrymore on the corner of Second and Dock streets, Press 102 offers the finest espresso and French press coffee made exclusively from locally roasted beans and more Panini creations this side of Tuscany. Boasting more than a hundred different wine labels and an endless variety of freshly pressed fruit and herb inspired martini cocktails foodies also enjoy a sophisticated evening menu that includes shrimp and grits made with red-eye gravy and a perfectly grilled New York strip bathed in a basil caramel and white balsamic reduction. Glass tile and eclectic mirrors make for a cozy bar and bistro seating at Press 102 and up to 60 guests can also enjoy outdoor patio seating surrounded by flowers and passersby. Large parties of up to 120 are welcome in the Veranda Room overlooking Dock Street. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday 7am – close and Sunday brunch from 10am til 2pm. Takeout calls welcome. 399-4438. Press102.com.

FRENCH CAPRICE BISTRO Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food

in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an afterdinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810.

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GIORGIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Giorgio’s is a locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Offering age-old traditions and timeless recipes, perfection is accomplished by combining the perfect cuisine and atmosphere for a dining experience that is not soon forgotten. With over 50 years of cooking experience under one roof, the smells of old-fashioned home cooking float through the air creating that comforting feeling of home-away-from-home! From old world style dishes to modern day creations, the menu showcases multiple flavors that will tempt the palate of the most discriminating connoisseurs. A Monkey Junction landmark for over 12 years! www.giorgios-restaurant.com. 5226 S College Rd.,Wilmington (910) 790-9954.

EDDIE ROMANELLI’S

SLICE OF LIFE

Eddie Romanelli’s is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. Romanellis-

“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. We have the largest tequila selection in Wilmington. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.” Stop by for lunch dinner, or a late-night treat, open from 11:30am until 3am, seven days a week, 365 days a year, all ABC permits. 122 Market Street between Second and Front, downtown Wilmington. 251-9444. Visit our 2nd location at 1437 Military Cutoff Rd., next to PT’s! (910) 256-2229 www.grabslice.com.

JAMAICAN JAMAICA’S COMFORT ZONE Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is Wilmington’s Authentic Caribbean Restaurant conveniently located at 417 S. College Road in University Landing. We offer exquisite Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, whether they are for spicy Jamaican jerk chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections including our daily offering of a four-course meal for $12.00. Operating hours: Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Monday - Closed; open Tuesday – Saturday 11:45am – 9:00pm. Live Music every 3rd Friday. Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Check us out at HYPERLINK “http://www.jamaicascomfortzone. com” www.jamaicascomfortzone.com or call us at (910) 399-2867.

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San Juan Cafe offers the finest authentic Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. Our laidback bar is the perfect spot to relax, watch surfing movies and listen to the music of the islands, while our candle-lit dining room creates a great atmosphere to bring a date for a romantic evening. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Columbia, the Dominican

Republic, and Venezuela to name a few, we have something for everyone! Tues-Sat, 11am2:30pm and 5pm-10pm; Sun., 11am-4pm brunch. Closed Mondays. 3314 Wrightsville Avenue (910) 790-8661.

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

TIDAL CREEK CO-OP Tidal Creek Deli offers a wide array of exceptional and unusual organic foods, all of which taste as good as they are for you. The salad bar and hot bar incorporate flavors from around the world; each item is prepared by hand using only fresh and local ingredients. The chefs are constantly experimenting to create new and exciting dishes. Choose from made to order smoothies with almond butter and hemp milk, salads with locally grown greens or, special order a wedding cake made from scratch to your specifications. Whatever your tastes, Tidal Creek Deli is a place to rejuvenate the mind and body while enjoying the company of a friendly and relaxed organic community. Located at 5329 Oleander Drive, (910) 799-2667; www.tidalcreek.coop.

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


EAST AT THE BLOCKADE RUNNER HOTEL The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Friday evening plus a spectacular Sunday 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. We offer live entertainment on Saturday evening and Sunday brunch. Our lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251.

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. OceanicRestaurant.com. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551

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Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a fullservice bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood� in 2007. 5035 Market Street; (910) 392-6313.

Hall’s is a Wilmington tradition! Originally opened in 1901 as a drug store, Hall’s has been serving the Downtown community for over 100 years. We serve traditional Southern fare, including a classic breakfast with the accompaniments you’ve grown to love. Lunch includes a Southern buffet Monday-Friday with pork, chicken, all the fixin’s, and a special addition every day! Don’t forget our unique menu, which includes everything from specialty sandwiches to fried seafood. Most importantly, at Hall’s everything is fresh! Open Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm (buffet 11-2), and Saturday from 7am-12:30pm with breakfast and menu items only. 421 Castle St. (910) 762-2210.

OCEANIC Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose

lina Ale House is the place to be for awardwinning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sportsthemed restaurant is home to over 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington. 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. Carolina Ale House serves its full menu from 11a – 2a daily. CarolinaAleHouse.com. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.

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n 1915 Moina Michael conceived the idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who died serving our nation during war. The idea: to signal to the skies that the blood of our heroes never dies. Though Memorial Day weekend has passed, Pomegranate Books will continue to ensure the immortality of our fallen heroes by joining forces with AdoptA-Platoon, a nonprofit volunteer-based organization founded in 1998. Sponsoring a care package drive in-store until June 6th, Pomegranate’s goal is to remember our soldiers who are still deployed and make their lives more comfortable while they ensure the comfort of our country. However, they cannot do it without the help of our Port City community. “In October of 2009, my husband and I drove to and from Emerald Isle through Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune,” Katie Elzer-Peters, Pomegranate’s social media coordinator, shared with me. “I have had no previous experience with anything military-related, but while driving through the base, I noticed that lining the fences, for miles and miles, were signs painted on bed sheets by friends and wives, children and relatives, either welcoming soldiers home, wishing them well and sending them off, or remembering those who had died.” As a Marine wife stationed near the gates of Lejeune, I am quite familiar with the various heart-tugging slogans that cover the mile of fence, their emotions swaying in the wind. This became the impetus for Elzer-Peters to begin working with Adopt-a-Platoon

by: Tiffanie Gabrielse in late February. “I was so moved that I actually cried on the way home,” she said. “I also thought, unless you live in a military town, most people have such little involvement or awareness of how these ongoing wars are affecting a segment of our population. This burden might not have been something we all directly signed up for, but it was something that our elected officials entered into, and I thought I had a responsibility to do something.” Needed are a wide variety of items to ship off to two separate platoons stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We have two sponsored individual soldiers that we will be sending items to, [which] will be shared with their entire unit through the Adopt-APlatoon program,” Elzer-Peters explained. Both units are embedded in extremely harsh conditions, with little-to-no access to showers, snack foods or hygiene supplies. Right now, the items needed most are unscented baby wipes and Off Deep Woods insect repellent wipes. Snacks, such as all-beef jerky (no pork), tuna pouches, sunflower seeds, peanuts, individually wrapped snack cakes, peanut butter and hard candy, are also in high demand. Monetary donations to help defray the costs for shipping

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a package. It is the least we can do for those who are committing themselves to potentially giving the ultimate sacrifice so that we, at home, don’t have to.” Customers participating in this supply drive and bringing donations will also receive 20 percent off their next entire purchase as a special thank you. Pomegranate members who participate will receive 25 percent off their next purchase. For more information about just how much the care packages and cards mean to the troops, and how to show appreciation with the Adopt a Platoon program, visit http://adoptaplatoon.org. PACKAGED SUPPORT: Help fill packages for our military through Pomegranate Books’ involvement in Adopt-a-Platoon, which sends needed items to our servicemen at war.

would also be of wonderful assistance, as each APO/FPO box ships for a flat rate of $12.50 per. Let us not forget a favorite gift among the troops are books. Whether it be general fiction, mysteries, sci-fi or humor, our heroes enjoy reading them all. It is imperative to remember that nothing contained in glass containers, aerosol cans, hand gel or naughty magazines can be sent. “Whether we agree with what’s going on or not, we have an all-volunteer military,” Elzer-Peters maintained. “These are smart young men and women—some who chose to and some who felt they had no other choice [than to] join the military and serve our country.“ Throughout the years Elzer-Peters has been committed to social justice issues and a host to many events supporting a wide variety of causes within the community. This one proves more than a cause, though—it’s more like a civic duty. “In my opinion we all have some responsibility to show support,” she continued. “Paying our taxes is not enough; [it] does not give the soldiers all of the support they need. It does not help the families with actively serving personnel with everything they need. It is so easy to write a thankyou card or letter once a week, and send

Items needed include: FOOD: Dried fruit, peanut butter, tuna in pouches, powdered drink mix singles, beef jerky/beef sticks, summer sausage (no pork!), dry cereal, Chex Mix, tea bags, chips (Pringles or plastic with pop tops), cookies, crackers for snacking, Doritos, dried fruit, energy, cereal, high protein or granola bars, fruit pies, chewing Gum, hard candy wrapped (no chocolate in summer), gummies, Little Debbies (or other snack cakes), individual Oreo/cookie packets and nuts (all kinds). PERSONAL: anti-bacterial wipes, baby powder, baby wipes, Chapstick (with SPF), OFF Deep Woods insect repellent wipes, Imodium pills, packaged baby wipes, Pepto Bismol pills, sunglasses, sunscreen, tooth picks, Crest “brush ups” and one-time use disposable toothbrushes, hats, bandana (washed) and tall black boot socks. RECREATION: batteries (AA- C -D -9 volt) board games, playing cards and poker chips, games like Bananagram, cards they can send back home, mailing envelopes (no stamps), pens with stationary, magazines (all kinds, but nothing naughty!), packaged poker sets, puzzle books/word finders, books (fiction, mysteries, novels, humor), and small flash light or book light for reading at night, Zip Lock nags or plastic lock containers for sealing leftovers and personal items. DO NOT SEND: pork products, religious materials, alcohol, pornographic materials, liquid hand sanitizer, or aerosol cans (they may explode), or anything in glass containers.


An Involuntary Intimate, Part 12: Coming clean

in the men’s room. “Geez,” Martin said. “No need to draw me a picture. Look, man, I don’t care which way your barn door swings, so long as it doesn’t hit me.” George bowed his head and shook it. “No, see, it was just a weird penance I was trying to do.” “Penance for what?” “I saw it.” Frowning, Martin scratched his head. “You lost me.” “Cheri.” “Wow,” Martin muttered. He sighed. “So that’s what you meant—all that about seeing stuff that made you rethink people and how you never know what they’re going through. You actually saw her lose her baby?” George wiped his eyes, then rubbed his fingers together to dry them. “Wait a minute,” Martin said. “There was this scream, and everybody got up and ran to find out what had happened, and then Ed suggested calling an ambulance.” George polished off his sixth Ruby Red. “So...” said Martin, “where were you?” George tapped his glass. Martin said quietly, “You didn’t really see that and do nothing.” George sat back and looked into Martin’s eyes. Martin set down his Ruby Red as he rose to turn off Freddie Fender, before making his way back to the couch. He sat down beside George. “Well,” he said, “here’s what I think.” In all the time George had known Martin, he could never have guessed that Martin would move as fast and as forcefully as he did when he hauled back his fist and slammed it against George’s jaw. It snapped George’s head back and sent such a wave of pain and nausea through him that, in the next

moment, he was doubled over, lavishing all of the evening’s Ruby Reds onto the carpet and the scattered GI Joes. When he could focus again, George looked up at Martin, who was leaning on his forearm crutches in the doorway of the kitchen, a bundle of towels under the crook of his arm. He threw them at George. “You know, man,” Martin said, quietly, “I know there’s a lot of assholes out there that do sick shit like spying on people, and I don’t like any one of them. And, when a person is lying on the floor miscarrying and bleeding to death, to just sit on your ass and do nothing—well now, that takes ... hell, I don’t even know what you call a thing that low. How about you clean up that mess and get out of here.” “Yeah,” George said, “sure.” He set about cleaning up his sick, then packing and leaving Martin’s house. He stood, holding his suitcase as if it were a briefcase, and looking down the street to where his car was parked, he felt that if he did start to cross, a car, perhaps an Aztec, would run him over and not stop. He looked back at Martin’s house, the only sanctuary he had known after the rest of his life had fallen apart. It had been simply a matter of time, he told himself. He stood at the curb and tried to pull himself together, but strange choking noises kept erupting from him. There across the street sat his car, into which he might have dived, locked the doors and then broken down. But it might as well have been in Amarillo, for he could not cross. Suggest a name for the nonprofit that teaches computer skills for literacy by logging onto the story at www.encorepub.com and posting a comment. Also, check out An Involuntary Intimate on Facebook to read from the beginning, www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/An-InvoluntaryIntimate/109633902397747?ref=ts.

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Events THE GREAT GAY STEAKOUT The Great Gay Steakout under the Big Top, 6/12, 7-11pm: St. Judes Metropolitan Community Church, 26th St. & Market, Wilmington, NC 28451. • Features the Brenda Bradley with Donna Merrit, a Drag show, and Dancing with Ken Merritt. Sponsored by outWilmington, $150 per table (seats 8), $20 per person (includes dinner and show). CAROLINA BEACH FIREWORKS The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s schedule for the Fireworks by the Sea series. Once again the Chamber has joined forces with the Boardwalk Makeover to bring you and your family an evening of entertainment to tickle your senses. Live music will begin at the Boardwalk Gazebo at 6:30pm leading up to the fireworks at 9pm. This year there will be eighteen (18) evenings of fireworks including our fabulous Independence Day show. The complete schedule is listed below so be sure to mark your calendars so you can grab your blankets and chairs and head to Pleasure Island for an evening of fun and fireworks. Thurs. 6/3, Thurs. 6/10, Thurs. 6/17, Thurs. 6/24, Thurs.

7/1, Sat. 7/3 Independence Day Show, Thurs. 7/8, Thurs. 7/15, Thurs. 7/22, Thurs. 7/29, Thurs. 8/5, Thurs. 8/12, Thurs. 8/19, Thurs. 8/26, Thurs. 9/2, Fri. 9/3 Labor Day Weekend.

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OutWilmington kicks off PRIDE week with the Great Gay Steakout under the Big Top on June 12th, 7-11pm. Taking place at St. Judeʼs Metropolitan Community Church, the event will feature Brenda Bradley with Donna Merritt, a drag show and dancing with Ken Merritt. Tickets are $20 a person or $150 a table and includes dinner and a show. www.outwilmington.com FARMERS MARKET Riverfront Farmers’ Market on Sat., 8am-1pm.

Remains open every Saturday (except October 2 Riverfest) through 12/18, 8am-1pm, downtown. Features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts, and more. N. Water St. (between Market & Princess streets). • Pine Valley Market’s Farm Fresh Saturdays: 5/22, and every Sat., from June-August. A local farmer from Clinton will have a variety of local and regional produce. Castle Hayne farm flowers, too. www.pinevalleymarket.com, 3520 S College Rd. • Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market on Wed., 8am-1pm. Everything is locally grown or made: in-season fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, eggs, cheese and mroe! Family Fun Day on 6/16, w/activities from 10am-1pm. Cooking demos with Chef Skip, including a Father’s Day Feast: $30, includes lunch. RSVP: 910-352-5326. Farm. Mkt. through 12/15, rain or shine. 10200 U.S. 17, Poplar Grove isonly a milefrom the I-40 bypass.(910) 686-9518ext. 26.• Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, Mondays, 8am-1pm, featuring 15 vendors of local produce, shrimp and seafood, arts and crafts, etc. • Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market open every Saturday, 8am-1pm, featuring over 40 vendors, 75/25 farmers to arts and craft vendors,

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Fund-raisers/Charities POMEGRANATE BOOKS ADOPT-A-PLATOON Through 6/6, Pomegranate Books is collecting care package items to send to our troops stationed overseas. Bring in some items from the list below, purchase and write a card to send to the troops, or make a card and bring it in to send to the troops. You may also donate money for the shipping costs. Each APO/FPO box ships for a flat rate of $12.50 per box. Receive 20% off your entire purchase when you stop by with items. Pomegranate members weceive 25% off. You may bring items several times during this drive! Items needed include: dried fruit, chewing gum, dry cereal, cookies, baby wipes, SPF chapstick, sunscreen, board games, magazines, stationary, etc. Full list: pomegranatec@gmail.com or (910)452-1107. CROHN’S/COLITIS FUND-RAISER The first Crohn’s & Colitis 5K walk and celebration will take place here in Wilmington on 6/19 at Greenfield Lake from 5-8pm. Crohn’s & Colitis will be an event dedicated to finding a cure for these digestive diseases.On Thursday evening, 6/3, there will be a basketball game at Cape Fear Community College with the Sea Dawgs where CCFA gets a portion of the proceeds. Dana: 910795-0799. www.cctakesteps.org. ericanddana@ broadstar.net LAGNIAPPE FOR LEO A benefit concert for Leo Hodson, Fri., 6/4, The Calico Room, 107 S. Front St., 9pm-2am. Live music from After School Special (plus other bands TBA), stand-up comedy, games and prizes. Hosted by Nate Panning of Hank and Jed Productions and Shelia Brothers of Sunny 104.5. Leo suffered a severe spinal cord injury in 2009 that left him paralyzes from the nexk down.Funds raised will help him continue much-needed therapy at the Race to Walk Foundation in Greensboro, NC. Leo’s goal is to return to ILM and live independently. 910-297-9013. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Cape Fear River Watch is gearing up for spring and summer programs at Greenfield Lake and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available, 10am-noon, noon-3pm and 3-6pm. Training onducted for all positions: dock msters (instructing customers on how to use, enter, and exit watercraft rental boats; lifting boats into shed, and facilitating basic up keep of watercraft vessels); environmental education positions (facilitate the eco-education stations at Greenfield Lake; requires public speaking abilities, be able to work with kids, and the understanding environmental education topics); outreach personal/welcomers ( outreaching to Greenfield Lake public about Cape Fear River’s Watch mission statement and environmental role at the lake. Incumbent would be also responsible for boater sign in, membership option sales, and customer information retrieval); water patrol staff (require using watercraft boats to patrol lake for trash, and safety protocols; have basic knowledge of rental boats, and be able to be unsupervised on water). Joe@cfrw.us or 910-200-4002 DOWNTOWN AMBASSADOR VOLUNTEERS Wilmington’s Downtown Economic Development Organization is accepting applications for it’s all new Downtown Ambassador Program. The goal is to provide a dedicated resource to help everyone learn the many activities and assets available in downtown. Ambassadors act as official downtown greeters and offer directions, helpful information

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and recommendations on things to see, places to visit, stores to shop in, places to eat and local events, to begin 5/21. Success relies heavily on the commitment of Wilmington’s citizens, through generous contribution of time and energy. Ideally, Ambassadors will volunteer for two hours once a week, or at least once a month. John Hinnant: (910) 763-7349 or john@wilmingtondowntown. com. http://downtownambassador.com. CAROUSEL CENTER FOR ABUSED CHILDREN Sat., 6/19, flounder fishing tourney held to benefit The Carousel Center for Abused Children. The weigh-in station will be at Inlet Watch Yacht Club in Carolina Beach, and fishermen catching the top five heaviest fish will receive the following cash prizes: 1st prize-$1,000; 2nd prize-$500; 3rd prize-$250; 4th prize-$100, 5th prize- $50. There will also be raffles and door prizes. Reg, $30 per angler and is taking place from now until 6/18, 7pm at Inlet Watch Yacht Club in Carolina Beach and Tex’s Tackle. Registration forms: www.carouselcenter.org or Tom Banks, 910-279-5713; tbanks@mtsservices. com or faxing applications to 910-762-6644. SEA DAWGS VOLUNTEERS The Wilmington Sea Dawgs are looking for elite level volunteers (ages 15-18) for the 2010 season. Volunteer duties will consist primarily of concessions operations, selling tickets, helping with equipment, assisting the staff, setting up and tearing down operations, etc. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs’ games are generally played on weekends at the Schwartz Center. The most promising “Teen Elite” volunteer applicants will complete an interview process. Applications are available on the website www.wilmingtonseadawgs.com.

Theatre/Auditions ROMEO AND JULIET Shakespeare on the Green presents the youth company’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet,” the famous tale of star-crossed lovers unquestionably the world’s best-known love story. Leading the cast of characters: Daneille Bringard as Juliet, Patrick Basquill as Romeo, Caylan McKay as Mercutio, and Carl Guthrie as Tybalt. Tue-Thu June 8, 9, 10 , & Mon-Thu June 14-17. All performances at 8pm, Free. Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. GOODBYE CHARLIE Big Dawg Productions extends the comedy “Goodbye Charlie,” 6/4-5, at the Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St. Shows are at 8pm; tickets, $15-$18. (910) 341-7228. www. bigdawgproductions.org OPERA HOUSE SEASON 25th Anniversary Season. Performed on the Main Stage of Thalian Hall. • Fiddler on the Roof: Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Based on Sholom Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. 6/9-13, 6/18-20 and 6/25-27. In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, is searching for appropriate husbands for his three eldest daughters. Old World ways collide with modernity as the daughters reject their father’s wishes and marry the men they love, each daughter’s choice moving her further away from the customs of her faith. All performances at 8pm, except for Sun. matinees, 3pm. GUERILLA THEATRE Guerilla Theatre presents “Catastropolis” by local playwright Justin Cioppa: 6/10-13, 17-20 & 24-27. In the world of Catastropolis, being a super-hero or super-villain is a regular, respectable, 9-5 job. You punch in, you punch out, you file paperwork, you have health insurance and even an HR lady. Our protagonists just so happen to be super-villains. They also happen to be very bad at what they do. So bad in fact that they can’t afford they’re own individual super-secret evil lairs and are forced to share a tiny apartment in the city. Hillarity ensues when they are forced to take on a new roommate who just happens to be a “normal.” Brown Coat Pub and Theatre 111 Grace St. general $10, student $5, dinner and show $20 PLAYHOUSE 211 THEATER Playhouse 211 Theater is back and will open by hosting Cape Fear Repertory Theatre’s production of the Michael Parker farce “The Sensuous Senator,” running 6/10-20. Tickets; playhouse211.

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com, capefearrep.com, or stop by Playhouse 211 Theater, Mon-Fri., 10am-6pm, 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. Southport, NC. 910-2007785 (Playhouse 211 Theater); or 910-294-2184 (Cape Fear Repertory Theatre) MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE Through 6/24: 6:30pm, Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St. $35 includes dinner, performance, tax and gratuity. Join all of your favorite characters from the world’s most famous whodunit board game as their criminal capers come to life onstage. This fast-paced farce will leave audiences ‘dying’ with laughter! Murder, madness, mystery, and mayhem. Seven suspects, six weapons… how many bodies? Limited seating. RSVP: www.porchtheatre.com or 910-232-6611. PORT CITY PUPPET FESTIVAL “Pinocchio” by Lee Bryan: That Puppet Guy, Fri. 7/16, 7pm. Original one-man “tour de farce” combines authentic Italian music, Commedia-style mask work, and plenty of audience participation! (50 mins/recommended for all ages) • “How to Grow a Pickle” by Nana Projects & “The Reluctant Dragon” by Stageworks, Sat., 7/17, 3pm. “How To Grow A Pickle” whimsically illustrates the process of creating a pickle from planting the seeds to pickling and jarring the cucumber. Performance demonstrates dramatically and humorously where our food comes from and the benefits of eating and growing locally. “The Reluctant Dragon” uses Japanese-style puppets to retell the classic 19th century story of a young boy and a sophisticated dragon who refuses to fight. (60 mins/recommended for all ages) • One Frame at a Time: The Stop-Motion Films of Michael GranberrySat. 6/17, 7pm. See puppets come alive on film through the process of Stop-Motion Animation! Former Wilmington resident Michael Granberry returns to the Port City to talk about his work as a stop-motion animator and to show a selection of his short films. A Q&A with the artist immediately follows the performance. (75 minutes/recommended for adults & ages 13+) adults $12/youth $8 (under 18) box office (910)9623500

Comedy COMEDY CABANA 6/2-3, Headliner: Jim Dailaikis, Also appearing: Ryan Singer and Cooter Douglas. 8pm, $15 • 6/45 Headliner: Jim Dailaikis, Also appearing: Ryan Singer and Cooter Douglas. 8/10:15pm. Kings HWY, Myrtle Beach. comedycabanamb@sc.rr.com ALL HEADLINE COMEDY SHOW Cabineer’s Promotion presents the All Headline comedy show on Sat. 6/5 at Wilmington Sportsmen’s Club. Feat. Bo P, D’ Militant, and Nick Lewis, doors open at 9pm and show starts at 10pm. Adv. $15 and $20 at the door. CREATIVE COMEDY-SUMMER SHORTS Comedy Improv & Sketch for Beginners-One Week Intensive: $68. Learn the basics of improv. 6/66/12 Sun.-Sat. 6-9pm UNCW Campus • Standup Comedy-One Week Intensive$68 This course is focused on getting you to your first open mike. • Nationally headlining comedian scheduled as a guest speaker!7/25-7/31. Sun.-Sat. 6-9pm UNCWilmington Campus • Just Games-Workshop: $68. Class will cover all different types of improv. games. Previous student or some improv. training preferred. 6/19 and 26 9am-5:30pm UNCWilmington Campus, 7/24 and 31, 9am5:30pm. NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Tues. and Wed. Improv with the “Nutt House” troupe ($5 cover and $1 Front St draft beer), • Thurs. Open Mic Stand-up • Fri. and Sat.: Nationally Touring Comedians. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. www.nuttstreet.com • 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR African Children’s Choir performs Fri., 6/4, 7pm, Odell Williamson Auditorium at BCC. Made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in their countries, many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African Children’s Choir

helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness. Free; tickets gone. OWA Box Office: (910)755-7416. 150 College Rd. NE, Bolivia, NC. MUSIC ON THE TOWN Mayfaire Music on the Town returns for its 2010 season. Bring coolers (beer/wine is welcome), picnic baskets, chairs, friends and family to start the weekend off right! Chick-Fil-A will be at the concerts every Friday for an easy pick-me up dinner. Plus, Jumpin Party Rentals will be out with three moon bounce castles, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids (for a small fee). Fee parking and dogs are welcome! Schedule: 6/4: Big Dog & the Catfish Willies (acoustic rock) • 6/11: Beach Billy Brothers (variety rock) • 6/18: Nectar (adult contemporary) • 6/25: Barstanders (variety, rock, blues)

Deadline: Open until filled. Limited to 18 teams THE NEXSON RINGERS HANDBELL CONCERT At 7pm, St. James Parish will host The Nexson Ringer’s handbell concert. at 25 S. Third St. (910) 763-1628 ext. 12 or www.stjames.org, free! I-40 REUNION TOUR Wilmington Unplugged presents Rayland Baxter, Big Al Hall & the Marching Rams, and Gabriel Kelley

6/5: BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Prepare to dance on the beach, sand between your toes, showing off your fanciest shag foot work! Itʼs the 25th annual Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival. The kickoff party takes place at the gazebo in Carolina Beach on Friday night, with the band Sea Cruz. Saturday presents a slew of acts, like the Breeze, Holiday Band and The Fantastic Shakers. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. (910) 458-8434

BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to be hosting the 25th Annual Beach Music Festival on Sat. 6/5 on the beach strand in Carolina Beach. In light of this being the 25th year running, the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Friday Night Kick Off” to be held at the Gazebo on Cape Fear Boulevard at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. From 6-9pm, come out to the Gazebo and enjoy the phenomenal band Sea Cruz. Free of charge. On Saturday, patrons can enjoy a day of live entertainment with the hottest beach music bands in the South, including Holiday Band, Mark Roberts and the Breeze, The Magnificents, and The Fantastic Shakers. The gates will open at 10:30am with the first band hitting the stage at 11am. Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the gate; purchased at the Chamber or 458-8434. Beer and soft drinks will be on sale. Be sure to bring your own chair. Coolers and pets are not allowed.

RANDY JONES IN CONCERT OutImpact presents Randy Jones, aka the original Village People Cowboy, on 6/6 in Carolina Beach aboard the Royal Winner Princess II. Boarding: 6:45pm/sailing: 7-10pm. 100 Carl Winner Ave., 16 and up (minors must be accompanied by adult). Tickets: $35, outimpact.com/events. All proceeds benefit CUE Center for Missing Persons. (910) 538-0115 or (910) 538-4309. JUNIOR LEAGUE BAND CONCERT Junior League Band is playing a live concert at The Soapbox, 7/9, 8pm. Admission free, all ages. • The Junior League Band is an old-time inspired rock band fronted by the Georgia grown banjo, vocalist, Lissy Rosemont. Based out of Washington, DC, this nationally touring band has been compared to “Alison Krauss and the Band” by the Washington Post. Rosemont’s family runs the oldest fiddler’s festival in the country, the Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention in Union Grove, NC. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH SUMMER CONCERTS Wrightsville Beach Parks and Rec hosts WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts at Wrightsville Beach Park, 321 Causeway Dr. Bring your picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy music in the park Thurs, 6:30-8pm, 6/10 and 24, 7/ 8, and 8/5 (in the event of inclement weather the concert is rescheduled for the following Thurs). (910)256-7925 or www. townofwrightsvillebeach.com. 13th ANNUAL GOLF BENEFITS SYMPHONY 13th annual Wilmington Symphony Golf Classic is being held this year on Mon., 6/14, at Eagle Point Golf Club. Sunbrella Fabrics is serving as corporate sponsor. Purpose: to provide additional financial support for our Orchestra’s operating needs and educational programs such as the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, Student Concert Competition and Free Family Concert. Course: Exclusive 18-hole course designed by Thomas Fazio and ranked No. 83 on Golf Digest’s annual ranking of America’s 100 greatest golf courses. • Shotgun start: 9am (Breakfast and registration begin at 8am) • Luncheon and a brief awards ceremony follow play (approx. 1:30pm) • Entry Donation: $300 per player individuals, or $275/player if registering as part of a foursome. Hole sponsorships are also available at $250.•Entry

& the Reins at City Stage at Level 5. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 6pm. wilmington.unplugged@ gmail.com. CONCERT AT 128 SOUTH 6/24, 7:30pm @ 128 S. Front Street, Wilmington. $15 admission, doors open at 6:30pm. • Sol, a world-class guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and recording artisist will be performing, as well as Perry Smith, the opening act who plays lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin and hand percussion for the Cosmic Groove Lizards. 106.7 THE PENGUIN CONCERTS Tift Merritt with Dawn Landes on Sat. 7/17 at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Gates oat 5:30pm; show ends 10pm. Purchase tickets at Gravity Records (Kerr Ave.) or Revolution 9 (Cotton Exchange) or online at www.1067thepenguin.com • Eric Lindell, Sat. 7/3 at Kefi. Tickets $10; limited capacity venue on a holiday weekend. Show starts at 10pm. Purchase tickets at Gravity Records (Kerr Ave.) or Kefi (2012 Eastwood Rd) or online at www.1067thepenguin.com. KURE BEACH SUMMER CONCERTS On the second and fourth Fri. of June, July and Aug., The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce proudly brings you the 2010 Free Summer Concert Series featuring: 6/11: Mako Band (Classic Rock/ Blues/Top 40) • 6/25: Spare Change (Rock/Pop) • 7/9: Wahl Project (Jazz) • 7/23: Katelyn Marks (Country) • 8/13: Jam Sandwich (Classic Rock) • 8/27 Blind Lemon Pledge (Blues/Classic Rock). Concerts take place at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach. No ticket rqd. and parking is free., 6:30pm. (910) 458-8434. ANGELA EASTERLING Angela Easterling is playing at the Historic Amuzu Theatre in Downtown Southport, NC @ 7-9 pm. Angela’s latests CD, “Blacktop Road,” is on the top 40 of Americana Music. Tickets are $15 each to benefit the restoration of the Historic Theatre at 111 Howe Street. MUSIC INSTRUCTION Music instruction at Modern Music with Lucian Rowland, who has 20 years experience as a professional recording and performing musician. Private lessons available for guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass. (910) 508-1111 or rockinrowland@hotmail.com.

Dance WILMINGTON SINGLES CLUB 6/4: DJ Robert Clemmons. Members $8/ Guests $10) • 6/11: Family Jams Band “1950’s Dance” Casual ‘50’s attire. (Members $10/Guests $12) • DJ Buddy Langley “Honor our Men Dance”


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($8/10) • 6/25: Tony & Diane ($8/10). All events held at American Legion, Post 10. Music from 8-11pm. No shorts, miniskirts or denim jeans. Kathleen: (910) 232-3315. www.wilmingtonsingles. blogspot.com.

Bellydance Classes at the Firehouse Pilates Studio, Mon. nights. Private and semi-private, $50 for an hour and a half instruction and $30 a piece for two people for same duration. divyawaters@yahoo. com or 910-620-3566.

TANGO Friday intro class at the Wilmington Athletic Club, 6:15pm, and the advancing couples class at 11:30am Saturday. • New couples dance at CAM: Sat. 6 sessions: 6/5, 12, 26 and 7/10, 24 and 31, 11am-1:30pm. $90/couple, (CAM members 10% discount). Class size is limited, pre-reg. required by Tues., 6/1 e-mail: daphne@cameronartmuseum. com or phone: 910-395-5999 ext. 1007. Instructor: Kent Boseman. www.surfertango.com.

BABS MCDANCE NEW SCHEDULE 7-8pm • Basic Shag: Tues. 6-7pm • Night Club Two Step: Tues. 7-8pm • Basic Salsa: Tues. 78pm • Progressing Salsa: Tues. 8-9:30pm • Swing & Lindy: Wed. 6-7pm • Cha Cha: Wed. 7-8pm • Mambo: Wed. 8-9:30pm • Waltz: Thursdays 6-7pm • Progressing Shag: Thurs. 7-8pm • Foxtrot: Thurs. 7-8pm • Argentine Tango: Thurs. 8-9:30pm. Check out full schedule at babsmcdance.com.

CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Tues.: Shag Night. Free Shag Lessons with Brad White. Beginner 7:30pm, Intermediate 8pm. Dancing till 11pm. $5 cover. • Thurs.: Ladies Night. Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak 7:30pm. 5 cover. • Fri.: Salsa Night. Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons, 7:30pm. $5 cover. Salsa Lessons, 9:30pm & DJ Lalo. Open till 2:30am. • Sat.: Beach & Shag DJ, 7:30pm, Salsa, 11pm till close. Carolina Lounge, 910 791-7595. WILMINGTON SALSA CLUB Salsa Lessons, 8:30pm, Wed., Garibaldi Night Club, 4418 Market St., Wilmington, NC • 8pm, Fridays, Sywanyk’s Night Club 222 Henderson Ave., Jacksonville, NC. Dawn: (910) 471-6809 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 FIREHOUSE STUDIO BELLY DANCING

6/5-6, at the Elks Club at 5102 Oleander Drive. Art or craft does not have to be animal related. 80 participants welcom, first-come, first-served. normat@bellsouth.net with cc to liefrog@aol.com with “Art and Craft Show” in subject. Application: http://pchsdreams.org. Gloria: 799-5401.

the sight and the sound. Featuring writers: Jason Mott, Corinne Manning, Sarah Garguilo, William Coppage, Randy Skidmore, Dan Boone, Cheryl Wilder, Jeff Carney and Anne Branigin. Jason Mott: JMott@penandcape.com. 523 S. 3rd St. • 910-763-5423

PARALLELOGRAM Language, a new art and literature exhibit will hand at Parallelogram, 6/6-26, with opening reception on the 6th, 7pm. Artist Andy Wiles is known for his figurative, mixed-medium work and stylized use

ART SHOW AT CAPRICE BISTRO “Figuring It Out” is a show featuring views of the human figure. Pastel painter, Jan Boland of Southport and oil painter Joanne Geisel of Leland have joined forces and gathered together the best of their figurative pieces for this show. The opening reception will be on 6/10 from 6-9pm. (910)815-0810

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THE CIRCLE Free form movement session every Friday, 6-7:30pm at Dance Cooperative 118 S.17th st. Free or $5 donation suggested albanelved@albanelved. com. No experience needed. www. albanelved.com

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Downtown Wilmingtonʼs most esteemed French eatery hosts another art show with pastel painter Jan Boland and oil painter Joanne Geisal. The ladies are from Brunswick County and have band together to bring the public their latest figurative collection, called “Figuring It Out.” The opening reception takes place from 6-9pm at 10 Market Street. (910) 815-0810.

MASS FOR THE ARTISTS Mass for the Artits, 6/4, at The Dance Cooperative, 118 S. 17th St. Mass for the Artists will offer an art preview from 6-8 p.m., w/show immediately following from 8-10pm. Wine and refreshments served. Tickets: $15. Fourteen veteran artists will show off their favorite work, in all mediums—oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures and mixed-media pieces. Nan Graham, Paula Faraday, Elsie Boyce, M.J. Cunningham, Barbara Scalia and more! RSVP: 910-395-5470 or bscalia@msn.com ARTISTS NEEDED Artists and craftsmen needed for 6th annual Artists Aid the Animals art show and sale, held

of color and metaphor. His painting is reminiscent of a broad range of influences, from Andy Warhol to Frank Miller. “Language,” an art and literature exhibit featuring poetry and fiction inspired by the art of Andy Wiles. A group of writers and poets were given samples of Andy’s art and asked to respond in their native tongue: the written word. Result is an art exhibit that bridges the gap between the visual and the cognitive, the spoken and the unspeakable,

RE-IMAGINED Re-Imagined is an inaugural exhibit at the new Alternative Art Space of artist Diane Hause. Current exhibit centers on a mixed media 16 x 4 foot painting titled “Quest for the Echo’s Source,” along with woodcuts and linoleum prints that are in support of this painting that was created as a reaction to the 2005 tsunami disaster. Painting is acrylics and collage on wood panels that also were hand-carved in places so as to permit prints to be pulled directly from the painting surface.2TEN HAUSTUDIO,15930 HWY 210 NC East. Hangs through 6/22; venue open by appt. 910-874-3535 or www.haustudio.com FIGURING IT OUT Two local artists will present “Figuring It Out,” a show feat. their unique views of the human figure at Caprice Bistro & Sofa Bar, 6/10-7/31. Pastel painter Jan Boland of Southport and oil painter Joanne Geisel of Leland have joined forces and gathered together the best of their figurative pieces for this show 10 Market St. Opening reception on 6/10, 6-9pm. THE KEY PROJECT Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 N. Front St., will host “Keys Show,” a juried exhibition of artwork

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on hand depicting maritime themes) and 8/14, including the Battleship NC. Each location for 2nd Saturdays has a theme for the monthly program, which allows a pairing of art form and site. www.ncculture.com for statewide schedule of events. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Hours: 8am-5pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend) and 8am-8pm (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day). Ticket sales stop one hour before closing. www. battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

inspired by keys, through 6/12. Both symbolic and literal, artwork submitted had only two stipulations: It must fit through the door and must not attract vermin. The key theme was wide open to interpretation, and artists really went for it. Typewriter keys, genetic keys, piano key, furry speed dating keys, etc. Media include: glass film clay iron paint (all kinds) book handmade paper charcoal words felted wool linoleum wood silk copper cardboard and of course, keys! ART OPENING AT SILVER COAST WINERY The Silver Coast Winery is proud to display the works of Suzanne C. Hunady through 6/14. Sue’s work reflects talent in several mediums including but not limited to Water Colors and Acrylics. Silver Coast Winery is a full winemaking facility housing an eclectic art gallery, unique gift shops, with beautiful picnic grounds. Private parties as well as corporate parties and weddings are welcome. Tours and Tastings on Mon.-Sat. from 11am–6pm and on Sun. from 12-5pm. www.silvercoastwinery. com or 910 287 2800.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF WILMINGTON Activities vary every day of the week: Messy Mondays and Exploration Stations, Kids Cooking Club and Fetch!, Muddy Buddies and Toddler Time, Gross Saturdays and Gardening Club! Summer fun at the museum! • Beginning 6/11 and lasting each week through 8/13: Museum Mania Day Camp: 8:30-12:30pm, each day for 15 children ages 4-8 years old! Special camper programs: (No extra cost). Mon., gardening; Tues., language arts; Wed., cardio chaos; Thurs., dance. Members: $20/day, non-members: $25/day. (910) 254-3534 x 102 or camps@ playwilmington.org. Half day-camps also available. • Renew your membership or decide to join and have your name put in for a Memorial Day drawing. Winner receives a weekend in Charleston, SC. Katie Daniel: kdaniel@playwilmington.org. 116 Orange St. (910) 243-3534. www.playwilmington.org

ARTRAGEOUS Summer festival and art walk at Lumina Station, Artrageous is a fund-raiser for Community Boys & Girls Club, held Sat., 6/19, 10am-6pm. Feat. a variety of local affordable art and a percentage of all sales will go to benefit The Community Boys & Girls Club. Melissa Walton: 910-762-1252 or Bryan Krystoff, Marketing Director Lumina Station at 910-599-4688. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHTS Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2010, 6-9pm on the fourth Friday of each month: 6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 12/26. No admission. All ages. Several downtown galleries, studios and art spaces will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. The Art Walk is a self-guided tour featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more. Includes opening receptions, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional art-activities; www. wilmingtonfourthfridays.com. ART SOUP Acoustic Soup: an afternoon of music and wine@ 4pm-8pm, Hosted by Art Soup and Bottega Gallery. Art Soup, a local nonprofit arts organization presents Acoustic Soup: a philanthropic afternoon of live music and wine tasting. Enjoy another afternoon with acoustic music and wine featuring the amazing talents of Tucker Hill, Richard Welsh, Kim Dicso, According to Oscar, Jude Eden, Jim Ashley and John Clark. This monthly event is creatively coupled with wine sampling, raffles, prizes and more. Acoustic Soup is a monthly showcase rotating through various local venues as a fundraising event for Art Soup, a recently established non-profit group in Wilmington, North Carolina. $2 donation appreciated. All proceeds go Art Soup, a local arts organization promoting events and education. ZIABIRD SPRING CALENDAR Through 7/5. Ivey Hayes artwork at Ziabird. • 6/3, all day celebration. E-commerce website launch, magazine cover, 1 year anniversary. • 6/12, 12-5 pm. Trunk Show with Moonrise jewelry, designers of the real orchid line of jewelry. • 7/9-8/18. Andrea Peterson’s artwork at Ziabird. 1900 Eastwood Road • 910-208-9650. ART OF WOMEN’S CANCERS Call for participants to register and submit artwork for The Art of Women’s Cancers Exhibition and Fund-raiser. Exhibition held at Independence Mall 6/28-7/11. People of all ages and all artistic levels who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis of a special woman in their lives showcase art, sharing a story that is most important to them. www.womenofhopefightcancer.com or 910617-0990. COUNTERTRANSFERENCE Group exhibition “Countertransference” at UNCWs Cultural Arts Building. Each of the 10 artists involved address social issues ranging from the economic downturn to our interaction with the environment or local communities. Exhibitionavailable for viewing through 8/6, Mon-Thurs, noon-4pm. Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Dan Brawley, Anne Brennan, Mei Ling Cann, Jonathan Cobbs, Adam Jacono, Abby Spangel Perry, Dixon Stetler, Jim Tisnado, and

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Jan-Ru Wan. Curated by Michael Webster. 601 S. College Road, 910-962-3440. 9TH ANNUAL ART WALK Registration for this year’s 9th Annual ArtWalk, in downtown Wilmington. This year’s event will be on Sat., 9/11, with the event going from 10am5pm. We Front St.(which is the main street thru downtown Wilmington) will close and set up all of the artists down the middle of the street, for 6 blocks. Pedestrians stroll down thru the area to explore all of the wonderful items on display. 10,000 people throughout the day. $75 level allows you a 20’ x 10’ area to display your work however you wish. “Up & Coming” level is $35 and allows you a 10’ X 10” area space. This area has a retail price restriction of $150 or less. This area is more intended for artist who are trying to break into a larger event and get their work in front of a large crowd. Also an art parade, theme will be announced soon, will take place. Anyone that has interest in participating (both in a performance sense or constructing for the parade) or knows any individuals or groups that would have interest: Chris Andrews. artandantiquewalk@hotmail.com or 216-374-8884. WALLS FINE ART GALLERY Oil Painters of America presents Walls Fine Art Gallery as 2010 Eastern Regional Exhibition Host. The exhibition will run 10/14-11/13. Oil Painters of America has a membership of over 3200 artists. With three levels of membership, each attained through a jury process, the organization is focused on the preservation of representational art by providing support and promotion to their members and the art through education, exhibitions, and marketing. Two-day, non-sale, preview, 10am-6pm, 10/14, and 10am-3pm on 10/15. Sales begin at the opening, 10/15, 6-10pm. Exhibition will include 90 juried member and signature member paintings, as well as paintings by master signature members. OPA member exhibition submission instructions are available: http://oilpaintersofamerica.org/about/ faq.html. Walls Gallery: (910)343-1703 or www. wallsgallery.com BOTTEGA EVENTS EXHIBIT: The Rad Fest Art Exhibit: Displaying all original pieces of six artists known for their artistic works and involvement in independent music and culture across the country, including Richard Minino of Horsebites Design, Jana Miller, Craig Horky, Joshua Mikel of Sharkguts Design, Lauren Denitzio of Black and Red Eye, Chason Huggins

and Joelle Andres. Art will be on display through 6/6. • “Animals as Companions” Art Exhibit and Fund-raiser for Homeless Pets. Opening reception will be held with live music by Mark Herbert on Fri., 6/25, 6pm-all night. Proceeds go to Adopt an A.N.G.E.L. • EVENTS: World Music Mon. and Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). • Starving Artist Night and Sting and Bitch, 6pm, Tues. • Wed. Weekly Wine Tastings • Call to artists: Looking for pieces for a watercolor exhibit. Anything goes. Please also submit 5-10 jpeg images by 7/15. 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737, www.bottegagallery. com. www.myspace.com/bottegagallery. PORT CITY POTTERY & FINE CRAFTS Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, w/ handmade, one-ofa-kind, 3-D art, crafts and more by jury-selected coastal North Carolina artisans. Open: Mon.-Sat., 10-5:30pm; Sun., 11-4pm. 307 N. Front St./7637111, portcitypottery.com

Museums BATTLESHIP For the first time in the Battleship memorial’s history, you have the opportunity to learn about her weapons system with hands on experience at the FirePower Tour on Sat. 6/12, 10am-5pm. Explore the guns and fire control system from top to bottom through an engaging and in depth program that will intrigue and entice the true enthusiast. This day long event covers the workings of the ship’s guns and the system that enabled her to locate, pinpoint and fire upon her targets. An extensive tour, you will be able to maneuver up and down seven to nine levels of the ship as if you were a sailor in Word War II. The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and not appropriate for those who may have difficulty climbing. Comfortable and washable clothing as well as sturdy, rubber-soled shoes are recommended to best enjoy the day. Cameras are certainly welcome so that you can create your own memories aboard the ship. Event cost is $95; $85 for Friends of the Battleship or active military and includes box lunch and a CD of data and images. There are limited tickets available to those who register first by Wed. 6/9. No walk up tickets will be available. • 2nd Saturdays: History, Heritage, Arts & Fun: The fun will place at all 37 museums and Historic Sites around the state on 6/12 (feat. historical content of guns), 7/10 (artists

OLD BALDY The Pirates Are Coming, 8/6-8, Bald Head Island, NC. The Meka II Pirate Ship will be sailing into the Bald Head Island Marina around 5pm, Friday, August 6. It is expected that pirates from Blackbeard’s Crew will try to prevent the Meka II from docking. Thus begins a weekend of pirates and history, all for the benefit of NC’s oldest lighthouse, Old Baldy. Come for one day or for all three. www.oldbaldy.org or 910-4577481. BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life is experienced through historical interpretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570.burgwinwrighthouse.com. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Conservation Matters: Explore the art and science of artifact conservation. Discover what it is, who does it, and why it matters to museums. A selection of beautifully conserved furniture and other objects from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on display. • Going To The Movies: Experience the history of a century of movie-going in the Lower Cape Fear region. Explore where people went to the movies. Discover how the theater experience has changed over the years. Watch some of the first films local residents may have seen. • Cape Fear Treasures: Drink- Glimpse a selection of drinking vessels, as you explore treasures from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection. From 18th-century bottles to fancy teapots to modern-day souvenir mugs, discover objects that help tell the stories of liquid consumption through time. EVENTS: Volunteer Open House held first Wed. of mo. Opportunities are available in museum store, working with the historic collection, and as an education docent. • Learning Center: Archaeology, Sats. 6/5, 12, 19 & 26, 10am-4pm. Learn how to collect and identify artifacts from both land and underwater. Activities free w/admission; ages 5 to 12. Parental participation rqd. • New Hanover County Residents’ Day, first Sunday every month residents admitted free, 1-5pm. • Hurricane Fest: Sat. 6/12, Join NOAA’s National Weather Service, local meteorologists, storm chasers and more for a day of hurricane awareness activities. Free and open to public. • Beginning 6/14 Tues/Wed/Fri, in June, Summer Shorts: Toy Time, Explore the culture, science, and mechanical design of toys old and new; Starry, Starry Night: Enter a portable planetarium! Learn to navigate by the stars, identify


constellations, and hear legends and myths from around the world; Eco Adventures: Investigate creatures big and small, long and short, young and old. Create a Venus’s flytrap model to take home; Time Travelers: Discover what life was like in the Lower Cape Fear region in years gone by; Summer Shorts Camp, Science Masters, 6-14-19, 7 & 8yr-olds, From A to Z, take on the role of different scientists to explore the how’s and why’s of what they do through hands-on fun and experimentation. Hour-long, hands-on adventure. For groups of 10 or more and adult chaperones. Ages 5 to 14. Fee charged. • Cape Fear Skies: Myths, Stories & Legends, Suns, 6/20,1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm. Venture into Cape Fear Museum’s portable planetarium and explore the night sky in the daytime. Offered three times every 3rd Sun.. Free w/admission for all ages. Parental participation is rqd. • Summer Camp: Mini Adventures , 6/21-25, 5 & 6-yr-olds, From astronomy to zoology, take part in a unique museum adventure each day. Fee charge. Prereg. is rqd. • Family Workshop: Weather Wonders, 6/27, 2:30pm. Investigate Lower Cape Fear weather. Conduct experiments to explore temperature, precipitation, and wind. Hands-on workshop $4/ person plus admission; for ages 5 to 12. Parental participation is rqd. • Summer Camp: Young Engineers, 6/28-7/2, 9 & 10-yr-olds. Construct the highest and strongest towers, experiment with bridge designs, plan and create a miniature golf course, and explore structures found in nature. Fee charged. • All programs pre-reg rqd: (910)7984362. • Hours: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat. and 1-5pm, Sun. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students w/ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate w/military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free children under 3. Museum members are always free. 814 Market St. NC AQUARIUM Pre-register for all programs! EVENTS: Aquarist Apprentice: 6/12,19, 26, 2pm. Find out what it is like to be responsible for the aquarium critters. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, learn about our animals and their diets, and assist our staff in the preparation of food and feeding of some of our animals. Limited participants; wear closetoed shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. Ages 10 and up; ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25/participant. Aquarium admission included. • Behind the Scenes Tour: 6/10, 11:30am; 6/13,20, 27, 1pm. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. Limited to10 participants. Children under 8 not permitted; ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15/ participant. Aquarium admission included. • Breakfast w/the Fishes: 6/12 8am. Get a sneak peek at the aquarium before it opens for the day. Coffee, juice, pastries and bagels are provided for guests, and participants feed some of our aquarium critters! C Fee: $15 (includes the admission for the day). $5 for children ages 2-5. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $7/participant. • Children’s Discovery Time: 6/10 10am, Amphibians: Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program. For pre-school children. Fee: $5/child; parents pay admission only. • Sea Squirts Breakfast and Playtime with the Fishes: 6/4, 8am. Toddlers and parents invited to come explore the aquarium from 8-9am before open doors to the general public. Kids ages 1-3 will get to meet some of our animal friends up-close, hear a fishy story, and have playtime in our Freshwater Wonders Room. Fee: $15 (includes the admission for the day). $5/children ages 23. Members pay $7/participant. • Surf Fishing Workshop: 6/8, 15, 22, 8am. 3-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment provided; rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Ages 10 and up. Fee: $12/participant. Admission not included. • Art in the Garden: 6/5-6. Visitors strolling the boardwalk will encounter large scale photographic art by local artist and UNCW graduate Sean Ruttkay. Ruttkay donated the pieces to the Aquarium in conjunction with its Surf It, Save It: Aquarium Surf Festival, taking place 6/5-5. Encourages environmental stewardship through surfing, as well as educate visitors about the sport’s culture and lifestyle. Festival activities: surf films; an

exhibit on the history of surfing, including vintage boards; hula and ukulele demonstrations and rehabilitated shore birds and turtles. Ocean Cure’s Surfer’s Healing mini-camp for autistic children, and a search-and-air rescue demonstration featuring a H60 helicopter and C-130, will be staged on the nearby beach. 910-458-7468; 900 Loggerhead Rd. Kure Beach. www.ncaquariums.com WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 303 West Salisbury St. wbmuseum.com. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for more than 130 years. Interests and activities for all ages including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively children’s area, and spectacular scale models. Housed in an original 1882 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. Groups receive special guided tours. Facilities can also be booked for meetings or mixers, accommodating groups of up to 150. Admission only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/military, $3 for children 2-12, and free under age 2. Located at the north end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. 910763-2634 or www.wrrm.org. LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. www.latimerhouse.org

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Have a hankering to jump in a canoe and manage the water like a pro? Well, join the Paddling Club, when they pick different locations each month to discover. This Monday, they will be meeting at Greenfield Lakeʼs Boat House at 8:45am for 2-3 mile paddle around the lake. Be sure to bring your fee ($10 with your own canoe; $20 to use theirs). Oh, and watch out for the gators and such. CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM Cool down in front of “Anaconda Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even touch rare animals assembled from all over the planet in beautiful simulations of their natural environments. Meet colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11am6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 762-1669 or www. capefearserpentarium.com. BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, it focuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. 910-251-3700. www.bellamymansion.org. 503 Market Street

CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: North Carolina Collects: The Real McCoy. Through 9/12 is the first in a series of exhibitions featuring private collections of North Carolina collectors.The exhibition will feature cookie jars, vases and decanters ranging from the 1930’s to the 1970’s and will include rare, one-of-a-kind examples of McCoy pottery. • Recollection: The Past Is Present, through 6/20. The exhibition’s visual and thematic referencing of the past while being rooted firmly in the present connects the art work of Amalia Amaki, Lillian Blades and Beverly Buchanan to the historical-tinged quilts by African American women in the exhibition. • EVENTS Music in the Courtyard w/El Jaye Johnson and the Port City All-Stars, 6/3, 7- 8pm. Admission: CAM Members: $5, Non-members: $8 • Tallis Chamber Orchestra, 6/6, 2pm-3pm. Suggested admission: $5 • Ella Joyce Stewart “Forgotten Rural Black Women: What Happens When the Farms and Men Are Gone?” 6/13, 2pm, Free • Tango with Kent Boseman, 6 sessions: 6/5, 12, 26 and 7/10, 24 and 31, 11:30am-1pm, Cost: $90/couple. Class size limited • oga, every Thurs., noon, $5 members, $8 non-members. • Tai Chi, every Wed., noon, $5 members, $8 non-members per class • Hand and Wheel Pottery Techniques: Mon/Wed, through 7/21, 9am-noon, $250. Evening classes: Tues./Thurs.: 6/1-7/22, 5:30-8:30pm, $250. Hiroshi Sueyoshi teaches handbuilding, wheel throwing, glazing and finishing techniques. Class size is limited. Open to all skill levels, ages 16+.• Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri: 11am2pm, Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm.Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid student ID card, $3 Children age 2 -12. cameronartmuseum. com or 910-395-5999.

Sports/Recreation PADDLING CLUB Visiting a different location each month. Pre-reg. rqd, 12 and up (persons under 18 must be with parent/guardian). Per trip: $20 using our canoes/ $10 using your own. Greenfield Lake: 6/7, 9 am-noon. Meet at Boat House, 8:45am. This is a 2-3 mile paddle on Greenfield Lake in Wilmington • Waccamaw River (Pirway Section), Mon. 7/26, 8am-2pm. Meet at Halyburton Park: 4099 S. 17th Street, 341-0836 COME SAIL WITH WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH Come sail with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours at The Shamrock, 275 Waynick Rd. Wrightsville Beach, 28408: Fishing Tours $25 (Includes Bait, Tackle, & License) (Mon-Sat 9-11am) • Masonboro Island Nature Excursion/Shelling Tour $35 (Mon-Sat 9-11am) • Harbor/Hammock Island Scenic Tour $25adult/$10child (Mon-Sat Noon & 2pm) • Sunset Cruise $25 (Mon-Sat 6-7:30pm) • Pirate Tours on Money Island $30adult/$20child (Thur 3:30-5pm)• Narrated Birding Expedition $35 (departure by low tide). 910-200-4002 CAPE FEAR WATER GARDEN TOUR On Sat/Sun, 6/5-6, 9am-4pm, there will be 13 gardens showcased on the self-guided Cape Fear Water Garden Tour 2010, benefitting the Ability Garden, an accessible gardening/horticulture program based at the New Hanover County Arboretum. Featuring quiet pools and ponds, to cascading waterfalls, spillways and even an island, and a wide range of native and imported trees, flowers and shrubs. Tickets: $15. 6206 Oleander Drive or dcooley@nhcgov.com. WATER AEROBICS Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program for adults/ seniors: Free water aerobics classes on Tues/Thurs. 6/15-8/19, 9-10am in the Robert Strange Pool at 410 S. 10th St. Pre-reg rqd. (910)341-7253. HALYBURTON NATURE PROGRAMS Free, pre-reg rqd. 4099 S. 17th Street 910-341-0075 or www.halyburtonpark.com. Ages 16 and up • Water World (ages 6-10), 6/19, 1:30-3pm. Enter into the depths of the ocean, the vastness of lakes, and the still waters of a pond as we discover some amazing creatures and their adaptations to the life they lead. Enjoy activities such as fishy who’s who, Sea Turtle International, and Edge of Home. Later, we will show off our wet and wild side by creating some really watery crafts. $3/participant

• Winged Dragons (ages 6-10), 7/17, 1:30-3pm. Insects have received the reputation of being icky, bitey, stingy and down right creepy. One insect is quite the opposite. They are the coral reefs of the insect world; dragonflies. Discover the amazing world of these wonderful creatures by observing them in the great outdoors. Later, we will engage ourselves in a dragonfly craft. $3/participant • Turtles on the Move (ages 6-10), 8/14, 1:30-3pm. As the heat of the summer continues to hover over the earths inhabitants, plants and animals become specialized at finding ways to cool down. Discover the behaviors of turtles and how they are perfect adaptors to the harsh elements of the sand hill forests’ as we hike through the park. Later, we will bring our knowledge into the classroom as we build our totally, turtling craft. $3/participant. Backyard Birding and Feeding, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9:30-11am. Each season invites new visitors to your backyard. Some remain all year round, while others migrate great distances. Join a park naturalist into the world of birds and discover what tasty treats and feeders will attract these fantastic creatures each season. Discover how you could build your own backyard bird oasis. Age 10 and up. $3/participant • Snake and Turtle Feeding: 6/30, 7/14, 8/25. 44:30pm. Enjoy a brief presentation about the live animals on display in the Events Center and then watch them feed. At least one snake and a turtle will be fed during the demonstration. Age: 3 and up. $1/participant. • Holly Shelter Eco-tour with Andy Wood, 5/27, 8am-3pm, ages 18 and up. 4-hour guided tour of the Holly Shelter Wildlife Game Land with Andy Wood takes participants through a limited-access 100-square-mile natural area in the heart of rural Pender County. Prepayment : $35/participant. Limit: 13 • Fossils, 5/28, 10:30am-5pm, 18 and up. Fossils are the signs and remains of ancient living things that have been preserved in the Earth’s crust. Area here contains several different types of fossils, ranging in age from 10 thousand to 80 million years old. Pre-reg rqd. $5/participant • NC Birding Trail Hikes links birders with great birding sites across the state and the local communities in which they are found. NC has an incredible diversity of habitats which provide food and shelter for more than 440 bird species throughout the year, making it a premiere destination for birders and nature-lovers. Ea. mo. we will explore a different site along the Coastal Plain Trail in Southeastern NC. Ea. hike will be approximately 2 mi. Transportation from Halyburton Park is included. $10/participant : Abbey Nature Preserve, 6/17, 8am-12pm. • Masons Inlet-free, Fri , 7/16, 8am-12pm • Sunset Beach, 8/19, 8am-2pm. Nature Programs For Preschoolers, 2-5: Discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts.Space is limited $3/participant. Schedule: Go Fish, 5/24-25, 10-11am; Nonsense, 6/7-8, 10-11am; Incredible Insect, 6/28-29, 1011am. All About Bluebirds, 7/6-7, 10-11am; Leaf Litter Critters, 7/19-20, 10-11am; Happy Hoppers, 8/2-3, 10-11am; Animal Tracks, 8/23-24. 10-11am. (910) 341-0075. PIRATE ADVENTURE CRUISES Come on a 2-hr. pirate adventure and sail the high seas with a nationally recognized storyteller and pirate expert, Captain Timothy Dillinger, author of “The Pick Pocket Pirate.” Tour Banks Channel, Mott’s Creek, the Intracoastal Waterway, and Money Island; Pirate Cruises depart the Blockade Runner Hotel dock on Wrightsville Beach, Thurs., 3:30pm. Joe: 910-200-4002. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES Wrightsville Beach Shag Lessons, beginner and intermediate on Sun. in the Fran Russ Rec Center at Wrightsville Beach Park. No partner needed. Next class starts 6/6 • Bridge Workshops, Thurs, 10am-12:30pm. Open to anyone with basic bridge knowledge and play experience. Meets in the Fran Russ Recreation Center. Pre-reg required. • Tennis Lessons. All ages; classes meet Mon/Wed at Tennis Courts at Wrightsville Beach Park. • Yoga. Tue/Wed at 6:30pm. Classes meet in the Fran Russ Rec Center • Pilates. Mon/Wed/Fri, 10:1511:15am. Beginner Pilates on Tues/Thurs. 7:308:15am. • Low Impact Aerobics. Mon/Wed/Fri. 8-9am and 9-10am. • Tone & Stretch. Tues/Thurs. 8:30-9:15 am. • Boot Camp Tues/Thurs. 6-7am. • Ladies’ Single Tennis Ladder and Men’s Single Tennis Ladder: through 9/3. Wrightsville Beach residents $20 / Non-residents $25. • Surf, Sun, Sand: 30th annual Surf-Sun-Sand Celebration

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will be held on Sat, 6/5, beginning at 8:30am, on the beach strand near the Oceanic Pier. Activities include a 6-person and 4-person co-ed volleyball tourney and a 2-person bocce ball tourney. Tourney fee/team: $100 for New Hanover County residents and $125 for non. Fee to enter tournament: $40 for New Hanover County residents and $50 for nonresidents. • Stand-Up Paddleboard Workshop, 6/25, 7-9pm. Free workshop presenting the fastgrowing water sport. Learn different types of paddle boards including those for the ocean surf, flat water, and those used for fishing and how to get started. Workshop conducted by the professionals at Hook, Line, & Paddle. (910) 256-7925.

Film FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park comes alive with activity as families from all areas bring their lawn chairs and blankets and spend an evening together under the stars watching some of the best hit movies around: 6/6 Night at the Museum 2 • 6/13 Star Trek • 6/20: Tooth Fairy • 6/27: Transformers • 7/4: Twilight–New Moon • 7/11-Blind Side • 7/18: Fame • 7/25: Where the Wild Things Are. Free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions are available at reasonable prices. JUNE SUBVERSIVE FILMS Showing at the Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St., 8pm, free admission. • 6/6: Ma Vie En RoseLudovic is a young boy who can’t wait to grow up to be a woman. When his family discovers the little girl blossoming in him they are forced to contend with their own discomfort and the lack of understanding from their new neighbors. • 6/13: The Weather Underground: Thorough archival footage and interviews of the veterans of both sides of this conflict, this film covers the resistance movement’s campaign of selective violence through this period until changing times and disillusionment brought it to an end while the FBI used unethical and illegal methods to hasten it. • 6/20: Born into BrothelsTwo documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city’s notorious red light district. • 6/27: TeethDawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an “adaptation.” CINEMATIQUE Thalian Hall Main Theater. All screenings at 7:30, $7 (unless otherwise noted) • Art of the Steal, 6/14-16, tells the story of a working class success, Albert Barnes, who amassed one of the most spectacular private art collections in the world, valued at $25 billion. To protect it from sale and relocation after his death, he established the Barnes Foundation and located it at Lincoln University, a traditionally African-American college. Hundreds of works by Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso and Renoir are included and Mr. Barnes’ will carefully provided for their protection. Director Don Argott examines the fight to relocate the Barnes collection to Philadelphia and the political, racial and economic influences that allowed it to happen. 101 minutes. Not Rated.

Kids Stuff WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH CAMPS Soccer Camp: (Ages 3-12) Wrightsville Beach Parks and Rec. hosts Challenger Sports, British Soccer Camp. Two, five-day camps that meet Mon-Fri, 6/21-25 and 7/19-23 at Wrightsville Beach Park. Fee includes a soccer ball and a T-shirt. Fees and times vary depending on age. • Lacrosse Camp (Ages 11-14, rising 5th – 8th grades) Cape Fear Academy Head Coach Paul Gilbert leads this 5-day Summer Lacrosse Camp at Wrightsville Beach Park. His team of instructors includes local area middle school and high school coaches. Camp will consist of stick skills, and drills teaching proper catching and throwing. 6/28-7/2, 5-8pm. Wrightsville Beach residents $140 / Non-residents $175. • Tennis Camp: (Ages 8-11) 4-day camp for youth emphasizes sound fundamentals, from grips

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and proper footwork to stroke production and movement. 6/28-7/1, 9am-noon, at the Wrightsville Beach tennis courts. Wrightsville Beach residents $120 / Non-residents $150. • Performance Club: Directed by LJ Woodard. Session dates, times and fees vary depending on age. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee. • Art Camp taught by local artists, Susan Tharin & Julia Jensen, exploring a variety of crafting and art techniques including composition, design and color concepts. Students will get hands on experience in painting, bead making, mosaic glasswork, wirework and much more! Camps meet 9am-noon, in the Fran Russ Recreation Ctr, located in Wrightsville Beach Park. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee. • Sessions: For ages 7 and up, 6/21-25 or 7/12-16, Wrightsville Beach residents $130/ Non-residents $160. • Cotillion: (Ages 4*-8) Cape Fear Cotillion Manners Camp with Tracee Meyer. We will be making manners fun with games, crafts and activities, on the tennis/basketball courts practicing sportsmanship, learning ballroom & popular dances, and serving lunch to practice our table manners every day! You will come away from this camp with skills that will last a lifetime! (*4 year olds who are entering Kindergarten in the fall are eligible) 7/26-30, 9am-noon, at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center. Wrightsville Beach residents $140 / Non-residents $175. • Concerts in the Park: Wrightsville Beach Parks & Rec Dept. will host several WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts in Wrightsville Beach Park, Thurs, 6/10, 24, 7/8, 8/8 and 9/5, 6:30-8pm. (In the event of rain, concerts will be held the following Thursdays.) Bring a picnic and enjoy a music-filled day in the park. (910)2513700 JUNIOR SEAHAWK ACADEMY Junior Seahawk Academy at the UNCW, 6/21-25, 2010: Ages 11-14. A summer experience geared specifically for middle grade students, the academy is designed to help underrepresented students develop an interest in learning math, science and technology while participating in fun and creative hands-on activities. • Students will engage in more than 20 hours of academic enrichment in mathematics, science and technology. • Camp hours are Mon-Thur, 8:30am-3:30pm and Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Registration fee is $60. Enrollment is limited to 60 students and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. HIGH SCHOOL CAMP, UNCW Local high school students can get innovative with new UNCW camp focused on entrepreneurship, 6/21-25. Participants of the camp, named Enov8t (innovate), will learn about building a business from concept to completion, including identifying and evaluating business ideas, writing a business plan, understanding basic financial management, marketing and selling. Instruction will teach teens how to build a successful team and how to be a strong leader. Week culminates with a “rocket pitch” event where campers will present their business plan to local business leaders.Reg. open; camp held 8:45am-4pm at UNCW Computer Information Systems Building. Open to rising 10th through 12th grade students. www.uncw.edu/enov8t. UPPER ROOM THEATRE CO. SUMMER CAMP The Upper Room Theatre Company has announced the summer camp schedule for its Kids’ Musical Theatre (KMT). The camp, intended for children and teens in first through eighth grade, will take place from 6/28-7/27. The program will run from 9am-1pm daily in the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation’s Ministry Center, 7500 Market St. The camp schedule is as follows: 6/28-7/2: Hannah Montana; 7/5-9, Peter Pan; 7/12-16, The Lion King; and 7/19-23, Annie. $15 one-time, non-refundable registration fee for individuals; $25 one-time, non-refundable registration fee for siblings (one fee covers two siblings) plus $95 per week. A 10% discount is offered if sibling attends the same week of Camp KMT. Scholarships are available on as needed basis. Kate Santhuff, KMT Camp Director: nfo@ upperroomtheatre.org or call (910) 686-9203.

Readings/Lectures TWO SISTERS BOOKERY Sat., 6/5, 11am-1pm, Richard Dansky will

be at Two Sisters Bookery in the Cotton Exchange signing copies of his first novel, Firefly Rain, a BookSense pick. Dansky is a renowned video game writer and the central writer for the Tom Clancy-themed video games. • Also on Sat., 6/5, 1-3pm local author Zann Snyder will be signing copies of her recent book And Then We Danced. It tells about the author’s late husband and his lung transplant surgery at Duke University Medical Center and the poignant story of their life together following the surgery. Free and open to public. www.twosistersbookery.com. 318 Nutt St, (910) 762-4444 CALL TO AUTHORS Art Soup, a non-profit arts organization in Wilmington, NC is currently seeking published or self-published authors and poets to participate in an annual, large outdoor arts festival, Sat. 9/11. The Wilmington Art Walk is an artist market throughout the streets of the historic downtown area, featuring visual artists, crafts, music and more. Literary participants are welcome to sell and sign copies of current or previous work at individual booths in a special section of the festival dedicated to writers. Spaces available at a discounted rate of $35 per participant. Call 910-620-2047 or email info@art-soup.org.

Classes/Workshops ECKANKAR CENTER FREE WORKSHOPS Eckankar Center of Wilmington, 5040 Wrightsville Ave. Workshops free, 799-8356 or wilmington@ eckankar-nc.org. • The Value of Chanting, 6:30-8pm: 6-Week series of free workshops, all teaching how to chant, focusing on peace and self-awareness: 6/10: Expand Your Awareness; 6/17: Contentment & Tranquility; 6/24: Have Your Own Spiritual Experiences. Drop-ins welcome. • 2 -hr Workshop: 6/26, 2pm-4pm, “Past Lives, Dreams, & Soul Travel” at the Northeast Branch Library, 1241 Military Cutoff, Wilmington. Free and open to the public. Based on the book, “Past Lives, Dreams, & Soul Travel” by Harold Klemp; & is available at any bookstore or online booksellers. Exercises to recall & resolve past lives. Exercises for dream interpretation. and exercises for soul travel, self-awareness and soul-awareness. ESTATE PRESERVATION SEMINAR Carolina Estate Group will host a free Estate Preservation and Probate informational seminar on Wed., 6/23, 1pm, Main Library, 201 Chestnut St., 3rd floor in the Cape Fear Room.The informational seminar will cover the recent changes to theprobate law in NC and the possible effects this can have on the value of your estate. Helpful alternatives to protect your estate will also be presented. Topics include: Changes to the probate process, potential costs, tax implications, and contestability issues with consideration given to special family conditions like guardianship, incapacity, and blended marriages. Reg rqd: jroach@nhcgov.com or 910-798-6306 CAREER SUMMIT Wed., 6/23, 9am-4pm. All job seekers, Veterans in transition, displaced workers, first time job seekers, seasoned professionals, and anyone who wants to enhance their career! www.SCNinsight. com for list of participating companies. $20; all proceeds benefit American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter. Keynote speaker: Ed Murray, Senior Vice President of HR, PPD, and special guests, including Michael Alexander, Military Support Officer/Aide Governor’s Office, Maureen McCormick, HR Leader, Corning Inc., Executive Board of the Red Cross & LCFHRA. Summit will help with: resume reviews, mock interviews, skills assessments and negotiation tips. www.arccapefear.org . FREE PADDLE BOARD WORKSHOP From 7-9pm at the Wrightsville Beach Rec. Center, learn about the different types of paddle boards including those for the ocean surf, flat water, and those used for fishing. We’ll also discuss safety, PFD (personal flotation devices), and water access. All are invited to participate. Workshop is conducted by the professionals at Hook, Line, & Paddle.(910) 256-7925. OCEAN SAFETY COURSE Indo Jax Surf School and Ocean Safety For Kids

are teaming up for a free ocean safety course this summer, every Sunday at Wrightsville Beach Access #10, noon-1, from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Free! (910) 274-3565. http:// indojaxsurfschool.com/ BEGINNERS’ FENCING CLASS The Cape Fear Fencing Association (CFFA) will offer its next beginners’ fencing class, 6/7, 6:30pm, and will run for six weeks. Taught by Head Coach Greg Spahr, the six-week class will be held Mond/Wed evenings, 6:30-7:30pm, $40. Meet sin lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s on the corner of 5th and Ann streets in downtown Wilmington. Equipment is supplied by the CFFA. Beginning fencing classes include the basic elements of fencing, the history of the sport, foundational techniques, conditioning, refereeing, and tournament strategy. Graduates will have the option of continuing to fence with the CFFA which offers fencing Tues/Thurs, 7:30pm. MASON INLET BIRD SANCTUARY TOURS Audobon North Carolina offers free guided bird sanctuary tours at the North end of Wrightsville Beach every Fri. from 9-11am. No reg. rqd., meet at Mason Inlet info kiosk off the cul de sac at end of N. Lumina Ave. Public parking available for small fee on main road. Spotting scopes will be provided. http://nc.audubon.org/birds-scienceeducation/education/free-mason-inlet-field-tripsoffered-every-friday or awood@audubon.org or (919)929-3899. A PLACE TO BEAD Beading classes and parties for all ages! Basic stringing and basic earring making offered weekly. Precious Metal Clay and multiple wire wrapping classes offered monthly. Special projects and advanced classes offered on weekends. Every Sunday join local artist’s for Bead Therapy. 910799-2928 or www.aplacetobead.com.

Clubs/Notices HENRIETTA III CRUISES A 3-tiered boat offering sight-seeing, lunch and dinner cruises, site seeing tours and a Sunset Dinner Cruise June-Aug. On the riverfront. April-Oct: Narrated sightseeing cruises 2:30pm 1-1/2 hours Tues-Sun, Narrated lunch cruises 12:00 noon 11/2 hrs Tues-Sat. May-Oct: Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, Tuesday & Thursday evening 2 hours 6:30 pm; Apr-Dec: Friday evening dinner cruises 2-1/2 hrs 7:30pm, Saturday evening dinner cruises 3 hrs 6:30pm. 343-1611. cfrboats.com CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets the third Wed. ea. month, Sept. thru June, 7:30pm on UNCW Campus in the Cultural Arts Building. www.capefearcameraclub.org for more info. HOBBY GREENHOUSE CLUB 6/4-5, 9/10-11: Hobby Greenhouse Spring Plant Sale in Forest Hills. All plants grown by members; portion of profits go to scholarships for local community college horticulture students. Free. Fri. and Sat. 9am–6pm. www.hobbygreenhouseclub. org or email hobbygreenhouse@aol.com. CITY POOLS OPENING City of Wilmington’s swimming pools will be openSat., 6/6. Regular summer hours begin on 6/10. All facilities are handicap accessible and equipped with bathhouses/restroom facilities. Pools also feature lifeguard staff on duty at all times. Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults. Legion Stadium, 2131 Carolina Beach Road, open Sat., 6/6, 11am -5pm . Regular summer hours begin 6/10, Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri., 1-5pm; Wed, 1-6pm; and Sat., noon-5pm. • Robert Strange Pool, 410 S. 10th St., Sat. 6/6, 11am-5pm. Regular summer hours, 6/10: Mon/Wed/Fri, 1-5pm; Tues/Thurs, 1-6pm and Sat, noon-5pm. • Northside Pool, 750 Bess St., Sat., 6/6, 11am-5pm. Regular summer hours, 6/10: Mon/Tues/Thurs: 1-5pm ; Wed/Fri, 16pm; and Sat, noon-5pm. • Northside Splash Pad, 750 Bess St., free. Open May-early Oct. (weather permitting), Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm. 341-0064 CULINARY ADVENTURES TOUR Culinary Adventures Tour with Food Writer/Chef Liz Biro. 2:30-5:00p.m. Debut of culinary walking tour that guides visitors thru downtown Wilmington’s food history with delicious stops. Tours offered Thursdays & Saturdays. Admission charge.


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