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donavon Frankenreiter returns to Greenfield Lake Bringing a SoCal surfing style and, of course, tunes to the East Coast, Donavon Frankenreiter performs at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater this Sunday. Shannon Rae Gentry finds out about the artist’s friendship with Jack Johnson, his family’s support, and the possibility of a collaboration with Lady Gaga. Courtesy photo

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“Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson said his Twitter account was hacked yesterday after an image of a naked man was posted on his page. When the Lord taketh a Weiner, he giveth a Johnson.” —Jimmy Fallon “In the last month, President Obama’s reelection campaign raised $86 million. But the bad news is: To get re-elected, he has to come up with $14 trillion more.” —Jay Leno “I think I know now why we are occupying Iraq: in case we have to sell America and move to a smaller country.” —Bill Maher “If Social Security checks don’t go out on August 3, it’s just old people. You know how they are. They’re just gonna blow that money on medicine and hips.” —Jon Stewart “Rev. Pat Robertson says that if more states legalize gay marriage, God will destroy America. He did say that afterwards, gays will come in and do a beautiful renovation.” —Conan O’Brien “Mitt Romney is so boring, he introduced his own fragrance called ‘Unscented.’”—David Letterman “Spain’s running of the bulls is not nearly as scary as the U.S. event, the running of Sarah Palin.” —Jimmy Fallon “According to a survey by Charles Schwab, 16 percent of teenagers expect their parents to help them financially forever. I believe they’re called ‘philosophy majors.’” —Jay Leno

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7 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd shares the latest odd stories.

artsy smartsy ..................8-21 8 theater: Alex Pompliano previews BUMP Productions’ ‘Steel Magnolias’—in drag.

10 art: Atomic Lime Project, a new artist collective, debuts at Bottega Art and Wine Bar.

13 gallery listings: Check out what’s hanging in local art galleries.

14-15 music: Shea Carver speaks with Hayes Carll; Shannon Rae Gentry discovers what makes Donavon Frankenreiter tick in this week’s cover story.

16-19 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.

21 film: Anghus thinks ‘Horrible Bosses’ could’ve used a little more crazy.

grub & guzzle .........24-27 24-26 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide!

27 lunch bunch: Bethany Turner finds ‘burger heaven’ at Live on Grace.

extra! extra! ................. 29-39 29 books: Clyde Edgerton hopes to find a longlost friend in his newest novel,‘The Night Train.’

30 fashion: Danielle Dewar sits down with local designer Cherylnina Stewart after her recent unveiling of two spring/summer collections.

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ceived the designation of “Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. I attended the ceremony with my cousin, Austin, who, in his spare time, lobbies for additional bike racks on Front Street. Within a Live Local context, the question of how gasoline fits into the picture seems appropriate. In fact, it was one of the first real questions I wrestled with at the beginning of my Live Local experiment over a year ago. Arguably, any gas station is just a retail distributor of the product, so would it make a difference if it were a chain or not? I decided that Rose Ice and Coal and GoGas both fit into my Live Local definition, and except for emergencies caused by poor planning (i.e. running out of gas in a moving car), I made plans to only purchase from said companies. Ultimately, however, the price of gas keeps fluctuating on the higher end and will probably continue to do so. Because the majority of the revenue form gasoline leaves our municipality, what does that really leave for Live Local transportation options? I used to walk and ride my bike a lot. I clearly remember a magical day when I was 11 when my bicycle ceased to be a toy and became transportation. It was completely life-changing that I could go places and buy things all on my own. About 15 years later, when I started having to haul cargo around, the use of the bicycle decreased dramatically. I would imagine that having children creates a similar feeling of cargo-hauling for many people; it is just simpler to drive a vehicle when having to maneuver stuff. Such is the case, we are not Detroit; we do not build cars in this area (per the auto industry over the past few years, seemingly neither does Detroit)—though we do have many wonderful mechanics who service them. Nor

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do we really produce or refine oil and gas in Wilmington. I still battle with the question of this major source of leakage in my spending (both literally and metaphorically). To be honest, I do not bike anymore. There are a variety of reasons why—none very good. I live about a mile from work, so I can easily walk to the bookstore if I need to. On days when I am able to get home before dark, I usually walk to and from work, pushing my “little old lady shopping cart” with a variety of things (papers, brief case, lunch, etc.). Because I live downtown, my route is in an area with good sidewalks, well-marked crosswalks and street lights. Still, Austin has me thinking about the bicycle as the answer to the Live Local transportation question. We have several small and locally owned bike shops in the area, like Two Wheeler Dealer and Bike Cycles (and the option to have a custom built bike made entirely here). As well, both locations provide personal service and maintenance options. The only fuel needed is a good breakfast and a bottle of water to stay hydrated. In the end, no emissions are permeating our air. The question remains, though: Is it really possible to ride a bicycle as a primary form of transportation here? Austin unequivocally says, “Yes!” He puts in close to 100 miles a week, biking from home and back to two jobs. He has carefully selected routes that include bike paths, bike lanes and good road shoulders. He even takes a bus for one leg of his trip and is quick to point out that the bike racks on the front of the buses are easy to use and very handy. OK—to and fro transportation is easy, but what about getting groceries? That tends to involve more space than the average bicycle provides. An oversize basket attached to the front or back end might help. Like many of the questions surrounding the bicycle conversion, it ultimately depends upon where one

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lives, as well as the proximity to a grocer or farmers’ market, and the availability of bike lanes or paths. The bottom line, no matter how it’s weighed out, biking for our needs is do-able—even with children. I see people with their kids in those pull-along tri-carts out and about frequently. From a personal economic standpoint, going all bicycle would be a dream: no car payment, no insurance, no gas—all of which are big-ticket expenses. There are health benefits, too, thanks to no emissions, and within the form of simply being active. And the personal enjoyment gained from it would add to our overall happiness. The fact is, we live in an incredibly beautiful part of the world. Aside from the heat this time of year, it is a fantastic place to spend time outdoors. All around, there are definitely a lot of arguments in favor of all-bicycle—or even part-bicycle for those who need to inch into the transition. And there are many. So many, in fact, that our city planners are making bicycle transportation an important part of Wilmington’s growth plan. The Ann Steet Bicycle Boulevard has been a huge step. The first bike boulevard in NC, its inception originated out of Berkeley, California, “whereby bicycles are given priority over motor vehicles on an existing roadway corridor,” as noted at www.wmpo.org. It has impacted infrastructure components, including curb extensions, alley resurfacing, high-visibility crosswalks, pavement markings and signage, so bikers have a more safe and welcoming experience on the road. Now, with the completion of the cross-city trail—“an off-road, multi-use trail for bicycle and pedestrian access to numerous recreational, cultural and educational destinations in Wilmington” (crosscitytrail.com)—hopefully more people will find this a viable option for transportation and investing their money locally.


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NewsoftheWeird with Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY The New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter achieved his milestone 3,000th major league hit in July, and Steiner Sports Marketing of New Rochelle, N.Y., was ready (in partnership with the Yankees and Major League Baseball). Dozens of items from the game were offered to collectors, including the bases ($7,500 each), 30 balls used during the game ($2,000 each, unsigned), and even Jeter’s sweaty socks ($1,000). Steiner had also collected five gallons of dirt (under supervision, to assure authenticity), and uberfans can buy half-ounce containers of clay walked upon by Jeter during the game (from the shortstop area and the right-hand batter’s box) for a not-dirt-cheap $250 each. Compelling Explanations Military veteran Joshua Price, 26, was arrested in March after police in a Chicago suburb found child pornography and 1,700 photos of dismembered women on his computer, but at a court hearing in May, Price explained that his photographs were a necessary escape from warrelated trauma. In fact, Price told prosecutors that were it not for the distracting photos, his stress disorder would surely have caused him to kill his wife and two daughters. (Prosecutors accepted that Price’s crime was a “cry for help,” but the judge, less impressed, quadrupled Price’s bail, to $1 million.) Unclear on the Concept: (1) The initial explanation by Melvin Jackson, 48, upon his arrest in June for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in Kansas City, Mo., was to deny that he would ever do such a thing. Rather, he said, “I thought the lady was dead.” (2) The initial explanation by Thomas O’Neil, 47, upon his arrest in Wausau, Wis., in June for criminal damage to property (breaking into a neighbor’s garage and defecating on the floor) was to claim that he thought he was in his own garage. Democracy in Action! Emerging democracies typically exhibit growing pains as they develop stability. For example, in July in Afghanistan’s parliament, one female legislator attacked another with her shoe (and then dodged the second lady’s flying water bottle before colleagues separated them). Older democracies, however, act more maturely except perhaps in California, where in June, an Italian-American legislator got into a shoving match with a colleague whom he thought had made a “Sopranos”-type slur about recent legislation. And in the mature democracy of Wisconsin in June, one state Supreme Court justice was accused of roughing up another (though who started it is in dispute) as the justices privately discussed a case. Ironies Budget cuts forced the closure of two of the three firehouses in Chillicothe, Ohio (pop. 22,000), and even that station failed a state fire marshal’s inspection in March. Because the

station’s own alarm system was broken, the chief was required, until the new system is installed, to assign one firefighter per shift to be on full-time patrol at the station, walking around the grounds constantly, upstairs, downstairs, looking for fires. Run That by Me Again: (1) In New Orleans in July, Thomas Sanders, 53, pleaded guilty to murdering a 12-year-old girl. According to the neighboring state of Mississippi, Sanders has been dead for 17 years (having been ruled deceased in 1994 on petition of his parents, brother and ex-wife). (2) In July, the city of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., agreed to pay $195,000 to settle a lawsuit in which six people claim they were strip-searched unlawfully by police. Four of the six were stripsearched during a raid at the Biggins Gentleman’s Club, where they work as strippers. Easily Offended Norris Sydnor III’s $200,000 lawsuit against Rich’s Nail Salon of Landover, Md., for “humiliate(ing)” him last December is scheduled for trial as News of the Weird goes to press. Sydnor was upset that males have to pay $10 for a manicure but females only $9. John Luckett filed lawsuits on 11 different complaints earlier this year against the Las Vegas arcade Pinball Hall of Fame, claiming that he was wrongfully barred from the premises for obnoxiously complaining about out-of-service machines, especially “Xenon,” which he says he has mastered so well that he can play almost indefinitely on an initial 50 cents. Among the damages requested, Luckett is demanding $300 for each “therapy” session he might have to undergo to overcome the trauma of being ejected. Luckett has filed more than 40 lawsuits in his role of, as he put it, avenging people’s attempts to “screw” him.

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Should’ve Kept Their Mouths Shut According to a bailiff, convicted car thief Thomas Done, 33, spent almost a half-hour at his June sentencing “shucking and jiving” Ogden, Utah, Judge Michael Lyon before finally finagling probation (instead of 15 years in prison) by expressing parental love for his young daughter and blaming his recidivist criminality on his girlfriend’s infidelity. However, literally seconds after Judge Lyon announced probation, Done, noticing his girlfriend in the courtroom, made a gun-triggering motion with his thumb and fingers and said, “Boom, bitch.” A bailiff reported the gesture to the judge, who declared Done in violation of his brand-new probation and ordered him re-sentenced. Initially, all Jay Rodgers wanted was for the fellow Atlanta gas station customer to say “thank you” when Rodgers held the door for him, but the man remained silent, and Rodgers pressed the issue, confronting him and even following the man out to his car where the man pulled a gun and shot Rodgers in the abdomen, sending him to the hospital for nine days. (Interviewed on WSB-TV in May, Rodgers resumed nagging the man, urging him to “do the right thing” by turning himself in.) encore | july 20-26, 2011 | www.encorepub.com 


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Michael Patrick O’Shaughnessy (Annelle), Alex Wharff (Shelby), Tony Moore (Truvy), Robb Mann (Clairee), Lance Howell (Ouiser). Not pictured Anthony David Lawson (M’Lynn). Courtesy photo.

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a suspension of disbelief before seeing a play. However, with his take on “Steel Magnolias,” Steve Vernon is stretching that liberty a little further. The director’s version of Robert Harling’s beloved story of six tight-knit Louisianan women keeps all of its elements intact. Only, Vernon adds more testosterone to the mix. encore sat down with the director after his recent closing of Shakespeare on the Green’s “Much Ado About Nothing”—another play in which he bended gender roles significantly—to find out about the show’s transformation. encore: How did the concept of doing an all-male version of ‘Steel Magnolias’ originate? Steve Vernon: Actually, 10 years ago me and [my theater company partner] were joking around, and I said, ‘Let’s do an all-male drag version of ‘Steel Magnolias.’’ For the next couple of days, we kept thinking about it and said, ‘Why not give it a try?’ That’s how it came about: a drunken dare. e: Are you a fan of the movie, and did you have to tinker with the script to adapt it to your vision? SV: To be honest with you, at the time I had not seen the movie (I still haven’t seen the movie)! I knew the gist of it. When I read the script for the first time, I was very blown away by how well written [it] was, how wonderful of a story it is, and how strong those characters are. We have followed the script 100 percent. We haven’t changed dialogue, location or the gender of the characters—the characters are all still women. It just happens to be men who are playing them. e: The story has a few tear-jerking scenes. Was it hard to convey the dramatic elements while adhering to the obvious tongue-in-cheek quality of your version? SV: This is my third time directing the show. I did it 10 years ago at City Stage, five years ago in Chicago and this time [again] at City Stage. Each time, I tell the actors from the get-go that the only way to do it right is to follow the emotional path that the script takes. There are some very funny moments in the show that become funnier because the audience’s awareness of the fact that it’s men in drag, but the emotional depth and the emotional satisfaction that

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one should get from the show is still intact. We play them as honest and truthfully as possible. e: Is there a shift in dynamic, directing an all-male cast versus directing both genders? Are there other plays of which you’d like to pursue an all-male or -female version? SV: It’s kind of weird. At times I find myself talking to them as men and other times, during the rehearsals, I find myself talking to them as women. I think for my next project [I’d like to do] “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and make the inmates all women, but keep [Nurse] Ratched a woman to explore the mother-daughter dynamic, and the dominating female and inferior female dynamic. e: What is your fascination with switching gender roles in plays, a la Shakespeare’s recent run. Are you trying to pander to the audience’s views/ideas on sexuality and sexism? SV: I don’t think it is so much as ‘pandering’ as it is an exploration of what gender roles have been and are becoming in our society. There has always been an assumption of what male and female roles exist, both onstage and off, especially emotionally. Both men and women are at times constrained as to what they are allowed to feel (or at least to show what they feel). In neither show have I been interested in sexuality being a theme, but more so the idea of gender (which is a physical state to be sure, but also in some cases a psychological and emotional state that has nothing to do with sexual orientation) and how gender affects the ways that we behave (both positively and negatively). So in that respect, sexuality is not really an important driving force behind the two productions. Sexism, however, is an underlying element, whether directed at men or women. If you think about it, all these guys are doing is playing characters, which actors do all the time. They’ve done their homework as far as how to portray women in these situations. It’s actually kind of stunning to see men be able to reach the emotional depth that we usually associate with women—because men stereotypically aren’t very emotional or don’t show their emotion. As a director, I am interested in providing actors and ac-

tresses an opportunity to broaden their range . . . and by extension emotional qualities that may be alien to them to some extent due to gender roles that society places them into. Personally, my fascination with exploring the theme as an artist is just a desire to evolve and explore my creative growth. I have been anchored to other themes in the past for periods of time, and this just happens to be the most current. e: What do you expect of your audience? SV: Hopefully, audiences are entertained (that is the most important aspect of presenting most theatre after all)! I found from the past two productions so many people told me that after two minutes, they completely forgot they were watching women onstage because we’re not camping it out; it’s not a drag show. It really is six actors playing complex roles. You can’t look at any of the characters in ‘Steel Magnolias’ and say, ‘Oh, she’s just a woman!’ or ‘She’s one-dimensional.’ They all have very complex arcs. Audiences tend to walk away pretty amazed at how quickly they forget they’re watching men. e: Was it difficult to find actors to take on these genderreversed roles? SV: I don’t know what it says about actors in general in this town, but you offer them a chance to put on a dress, and they don’t bat an eye. [Laughs.] They’ve all been real champs about it. It’s a very layered performance for all these actors. e: I imagine it’s pretty liberating. SV: It is. At one point I’ve heard all of the six actors make that very comment. I’ve had people in the past tell me, ‘You shouldn’t be doing this, you’re taking roles away from women.’ I respect those opinions, but how often do men get to explore these emotions onstage? It’s very rare. It gives each of us a chance to explore women and pay tribute to them. The story behind ‘Steel Magnolias’ is that Robert Hartling wrote it because his sister died young; it’s about his sister and his mother and their friends going through this tragedy. He wrote it as a tribute to the women in his life, and we look at it as this is our way in the same spirit to pay tribute to our mothers, grandmothers, sisters and significant others.


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metal artist Melina Reed draws creative ideas from her day job as an aspiring English professor. Most of her melded masterpieces contain script of some kind, while the other elements work together to complete the expression. Reed says her jewelry is an extension of herself. “Metalwork reflects a marriage of opposites,” Reed said recently on the Atomic Lime Project (ALP) official blog, www.atomiclimeporject.com. “Connecting the warm tones of emotion, words and memory to the cool tones of metal. Within each piece is a universe, assigned meaning by its wearer.” Reed found the ALP in May when she was looking for both a creative family and a way to become more disciplined as an artist. After joining the group, she took to the website to blog about her jewelry, her life and her goals as an artist. “As the newest member, I’ve spent some time giving our readers a chance to get to know me better,” she told. Reed is one of four artists in the collective, along with Justin K. Bernel, Eric Justin White and Justin Campbell. Aside from the obvious “Seinfeld” references, Reed says

s by Lauren Hodge e Project The Atomic Lim . - 9 p.m. Fri., 7/22, 6 p.m Wine Bar Bottega Ar t and eet 208 N. Front St eproject.com www.atomiclim she and the three Justins share a unique bond. “The Atomic Lime Project is like a family,” she said. “We all share together, work together, and continually feed each other with ideas.” White and Bernal are the founding members of ALP. They met as art students four years ago at ECU, and the idea for an artist collective became a frequent topic of conversation between them. White, the sculptor of the bunch, who now works as an art teacher, says Bernel wanted to focus on how to make a living as an artist. The answers seemed to be support and growth. “[Bernel] presented me with some ideas he had about marketing and promotion, and how to really be successful as artists once we got out of college,” White said. “One of

MASTER MIXER: Copper and glass mixed media charm by Melina Reed. Photo courtesy of the artist.

those ideas was to band together with other artists and break from the usual trend of trying to make it on your own.” The project was still in the beginning stages when Bernel and White discovered Campbell, a fellow ECU student. From there, the collective’s name and mission spawned. Now as a foursome, the members claim that everyone has an equal say in the group’s decisions, each bringing something unique to the table with their personalities, talents and artistic visions. “Everybody kind of has the same role,” Bernel, a furniture designer, added. “It’s very democratic. If we want to do a show or add

someone to the group, it goes through everyone first.” Furthermore, the group holds each member accountable for keeping up with their collections. “Everyone is expected to make pieces as often as they can and explore their creativity.” Making a premiere this weekend at Bottega Art and Wine, with a performance by local band Charlie the Horse, the group agrees that what makes this exhibit special is proof that they are all pushing each other to be new and fresh. For Bernel, his show will include charcoal drawings, a venture that he only recently began. With only three complete, he hopes to finish a series of 10. “The portraits are a visual representation of people trying to fit one aspect of their daily lives into a tight space,” he said. Likewise, the ALP wanted to plan more than a typical art show, which aims at getting those little red stickers on the wall. An introduction to the community is most important to them at this juncture. They want to meet their patrons and find out what makes them tick. “The opening will not be your standard ‘look at my stuff and buy it,’” she said. White emphasizes this show as a crucial first step for the foursome. Though they all have impressive individual résumés, that sense of an art family depends on being able to make a collective presentation. “This will be the first chance for people to see us in our entirety,” White claimed. “There’s also a lot of new work that was created just for this show that’s never been seen before. “

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332 Nutt Street • (910) 762-4207 In the Cotton Exchange Monday-Saturday: 10am-5:30pm Sundays: noon-4pm www.crescentmoonnc.com A retail gift gallery specializing in fine handcrafted art glass and metal sculpture. Rick Satava, known worldwide for his blown glass “jellyfish” has introduced a new line of petro glyph and gold nautilus “baskets.” Layered with intricate design, these small to large vessels are an art collectors must have. Introduced to glass blowing in 1969, Rick opened his own studio in 1977. Well-known for his vivid colors and unique portrayal of nature, Satava’s works are included in numerous public and private collections throughout the world. Remember gift wrapping is FREE. Think of us for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and your own décor. Located in The Cotton Exchange where parking is FREE while shopping or dining. Follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook by searching Crescentmoonnc!.

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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

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features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!

1701 Wrightsville Ave (910) 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm www.artfuelinc.com www.myspace.com/artfuel_inc Artfuel.inc is located at the corner of Wrightsville Ave. and 17th Street. Housed in an old gas station, we offer resident artists working in studios alongside a gallery space used to exhibit other artists work. We hope to connect artists’ with each other and offer many styles of work to fuel the public’s interest. Vol. 27: Works by Mike Brown, Eli Thompson, Carissa Iris, Kit Furderer and Tiffany Walls. 35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - midnight Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm In our commission-free gallery, we are proud toWe are a commission-free gallery space dedicated to supporting the arts. Now showing Images of Distinction, a group exhibition by the Cape Fear Camera Club, through August. For more information, please call 910 797 3501 or visit www. capefearcameraclub.com.

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10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) 910) 575-5999 Tues- Sat. 10am-5pm sunsetrivermarketplace.com myspace.com/sunsetrivermarketplace 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.

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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.

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216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm www.newelementsgallery.com Join us Friday, June 24th for the opening of our latest exhibition, “By the Sea” and enjoy a celebration of summertime at the coast. Works by many of our gallery artists will be displayed in this themebased show, including Chip Hemingway, Nancy Tuttle May, Catherine Martin and Greg Osterhaus. An opening-night reception will be held at the gallery on June 24th from 6 until 9 pm in conjunction with downtown’s Fourth Friday Gallery Night. “By the Sea” will remain on exhibit through July 16th.

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Chandler’s Wharf (FREE parking) 225 South Water Street • 910-763-3380 Tues – Sat 11-5 • Sun 1-4 Downtown Wilmington www.rivertoseagallery.com River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy Bush. In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show is sure to enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Broken”

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power to bring me to tears every time I hear them. Yet, only one artist can do so regularly: Willie Nelson. “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” ranks among the top tier of songs worth drowning a lifetime’s sorrows in whiskey. Nelson seemingly has a tight grip not only on his acoustic guitar, Trigger, but on other listeners’ heart strings, too. “I was riding in the backseat of my parents’ car at night,” Hayes Carll, country-songwriting troubadour, recalls. “I can barely remember what I did yesterday, but I will always have a vivid memory of hearing that song for the first time.” Though a young 35, Carll seems to mainttain a quintessential component that veteran country singers clasp dear: humility. He skims over the notion that he already holds steady among what he calls the “Mount Rushmore of country artists”: Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and, yes, Willie Nelson. “[I am] somewhere between a city councilman and a small-town mayor” when compared to them, he jokes. After all, they are the founders of a genre that deeply understands the woes of the common man and rightfully transposes it to song with touching significance. “I’ve studied and stolen from those writers and a bunch of others,” Carll admits. “At the end of the day, I try and find inspiration and style from my heroes, and then use that to push me to create something of my own.” The manifestation of The Woodlands, Texan’s career comes with recognition and accolades from music that sticks to the gut. His 2008 Americana Music Award for song of the year—“She Left Me for Jesus,” co-written with Brian Keane, from the album “Trouble in Mind”—isn’t flashy, sparkly or shiny in sound from bedazzling, overworked production. There are elongated riffs, backed by steel

by Shea Carver Hayes Carll nter Brooklyn Ar ts Ce or $13 adv/$15 do 7/22, 7 p.m. • l.com www.hayescarl guitar callbacks between Carll’s own story of a high-school love who left him for religion. Even though the country singer’s music was the inspiration behind the Gwenyth Paltrow 2011 release, “Country Strong,” it’s not evident in Carll’s manner. “The music supervisor, Randall Poster, found a handful of demos I had done in another session and gave them to Garrett Hedlund to sing in the movie,” he notes, brushing off the fact that the Tinsel Town execs didn’t want any of the stuff he specifically wrote for the flick. Thus, simplicity makes up his moxie. It’s noticeable from his diction but also his understated plaid button-up and shaggy head of hair. He could as easily be mistaken for a Democrat Americana hipster as much as a good ol’ country-boy Republican. Which makes him even more intriguing when hearing his 2011 release, “KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories),” on Nashville’s Lost Highway record label. Inspired by the conversations swirling around him at his shows, Carll’s observations of life inspired an album that connects to today’s political landscape. “I was just hearing the same stories night after night from people at my shows,” he says. “The wars, politics and the economy kept coming up with everyone I would talk to.” Though much of his previous work had focused on a muse many road warriors revel in—getting drunk, feeling lonely—he was noticing the current gravity of our country’s burdens weighing heavier on his mind. “I felt

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COUNTRY BOY? AMERICANA HIPSTER? Hayes Carll will croon to his heart’s desire at Brooklyn Arts Center this Friday night. Courtesy photo.

like I had avoided talking about any of these issues,” he says. “I didn’t write with the idea of lecturing anybody, but rather painting a picture of other people’s lives. [Fellow Americana musician] Todd Snider has a great quote that I love to steal: ‘I don’t write these songs to change people’s minds; I write them to ease my own.’” Musically, “KMAG YOYO”—a military acronym for Kiss My Ass, Guys; You’re on Your Own!”—pushes forward mature progression and growth. Carll used his road band for the first time on the recording to evoke a fullness of sound, much like the opinions wrestling throughout his shows. “I leaned on them pretty heavily for musical direction,” he says. “I had always focused on the lyric so much that I think it was occasionally at the expense of the music. On ‘KMAG’ I was shooting for a better balance.” The outcome crosses boundaries of rockabilly (“Stomp and Holler”), Celtic rhythms (“Bottle in My Hand”) and heart-aching ballads (“Chances Are”). The star duet, “Another Like You,” originally recorded with Cary Ann Hearst from Charleston, S.C., got an update with Bonnie Whitmore’s sultry ragtime pipes. Once Hayes’ bass player for six months, Whitmore now has a few worthy records under her own belt. The track tips it’s hat very much to John Prine and Iris DeMent’s “In Spite of Ourselves”; each sweetly croon and howl about opposites attracting. “These days I just make one of the guys wear a wig when it’s time to sing the song,” Carll jokes. The title track, “KMAG,” goes full-throttle electric, with rapping country twang peppered by a hint of Eddie Rabbitt’s “Driving My Life Away.” Only, this is turned up many volts and

decibels higher. Currently touring in support of “KMAG YOYO,” Carll and his manager have threaded the album’s underlying theme to another project with peace-making results. They have founded the website www.HardOutHere. org. Boasting itself a forum “to foster unity in the service of common interests that all of us share and support,” its mission remains as intoxicating as Carll’s descriptive stories. “Hopefully, it will be a place where people can come together to transcend differing ideologies,” he says. “It’s basically going to be a site people can post examples of working together, regardless of their political views, to get things done.” Not allowing his privileged career to get the best of him, Hayes Carll sticks to his roots. It goes back to humility. “It’s easy to lose sight of things,” he says, “and when you’re always trying to move forward, you can forget how far you’ve come. Whenever I get frustrated with the pace of my writing or my career, I try and put it in perspective.” Because the fact of the matter is: He’s already ranking among the greats, often sharing stage time with them. “When I get to do things, like sing with Levon Helm or play the Ryman, I try to remind myself that this has been a pretty good run.” Hayes Carll will continue his trek, taking over Wilmington this Friday night, with opening act Scott Miller. Presented by the Penguin 98.3, he’ll transform the historical Brooklyn Arts Center into a honky tonk of rhapsody. Tickets are only $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Readers can win tickets through encore’s Facebook page. We’ll draw the winner Thursday afternoon!


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beach music may not rival the degree of hip-hop and rap animosity, quite the opposite, each side conveys the harmonic sounds of oceans and shore in slightly different fashions: here, there’s a lot of shag, rhythm and blues, whereas our West Coast brethren evolved from pop-infused rock to more of a laid-back acoustical flow. Both are appreciated by the coastal cultures, and regardless of which side of the states, there’s a certain muse that touches those who can effortlessly write lyrics, music and sing to accompany the light-hearted feelings the coast bestows upon its inhabitants. Singing the song of the surf now for most of his life, southern California’s Donavon Frankenreiter’s music is a combination of acoustic rock ‘n’ roll with electric elements blending a host of fun. According to Frankenreiter, since beginning his solo career—with help from buddy Jack Johnson and his new label Brushfire Records—his four albums have evolved with his personality and feelings over time. However, the goal of each always comes down to instilling good vibes through good music. Some parents might cringe at their 10year-old boy asking for a surf board—and later a guitar—to pursue seemingly lofty goals of professional surfing, while being in a band. Nevertheless, Frankenreiter was lucky enough to have parents who embraced his ambitions, no matter the amount of their understanding of them—or maybe lack thereof. “Nobody in my family played music or surfed,” Frankenreiter admits, “but my parents were very supportive.” Throughout years of his career, Frankenreiter stayed clear of center stage, playing rhythm guitar for different bands until he decided to wing it on his own. His first album of folk songs included the hit “Free” and followed his 2004 self-titled debut with a full-band record. He continued to work on projects with people like Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) to produce 2008’s “Pass It Around.”

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LOUNGE ACT: Donavon Frankenreiter will bring his cool-as-ice sounds to the sweltering heat of Wilmington, as part of his latest tour for the release of “Glow.” Courtesy photo.

Known to join forces with multiple other artists and friends like Johnson and Ben Harper, Frankenreiter continues to open his music to almost anyone wishing to work with him. “I love collaborating,” he says. “It’s a lot of fun, and I’d love to work with Tom Petty, Bob Dylan or the Black Keys, anyone—yeah, even Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Bieber [chuckling].” It was during his time in Kauai with his wife and sons—named Ozzy and Hendrix, naturally—Frankenreiter was charmed by island sounds and has produced stress-free tunes like those found on his most recent album “Glow.” The song titling the album is a soft yet fast ukulele lullaby for the soul, accompanied by nine other songs, like “Keeping Me Away” and “Home,” written with soothing acoustic strings, a light electric backdrop and Frankereiter’s sweet raspy vocals. Now celebrating “Glow” on tour, a record founded on new sounds, slight risks and a let’s-see-what-happens attitude, Frankenre-

iter saves a certain amount of spontaneity for his audiences. He plays without a set list or a plan but just a “feelin’ fine” philosophy inspired by his life’s passions. Though it’s certainly hard to balance hardcore surfing and rock with a family of three at home, he makes it work. “I try to be the best father and husband,” he asserts, “with surfing and music; those are the four things I am most passionate about. I’ve got a really supportive wife and kids, and whenever they want to hit the road with me, they do.” Regardless as to where and to whom his music may lead, in the end he is simply happy living a childhood dream. Such is the way of the easy-going wanderer, surfing from coast to coast, spreading the soothing sounds of his muse. Wilmingtonians will be able to hang out with Donavon Frankenreiter at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Sunday, July 24th. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased for $25 at the Soapbox Laundro-Lounge, Gravity Records or online at www.greenfieldlakeamphitheater. com. Also, visit encore’s Facebook page for an opportunity to score a pair, to be given away on Friday.

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WEDNESDAY, JUlY 20 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 ROb ROnnER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KinlAw & JOhnsOn bAnd —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 OpEn Mic night —Genee’s, inside America’s Best Value Inn, 4903 Market St.; 799-1440 JAzz JAM —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 dJ shAft —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704 susAn sAviA —New York Pasta House, 130 N. Front St.; 763-7272 gARy AllEn’s AcOustic OpEn Mic —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 lEgREE & zAc nyE’s AcOustic —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 OpEn Mic night with KylE lindlEy —Live on Grace, 121 Grace St; 399-4390 KARAOKE with dJ bREwtAl —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 dJbE EXtREME KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 livE JAzz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 cARy b —Tangerine’s Caribbean Grill, 300 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 707-0202 thE cAssEROlE —Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2251 sAi cOllins —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 Just ME, fRActAl fARM —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

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JEREMy nORRis —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 OpEn Mic night —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 dJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 dJ siR nicK blAnd —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 thE gEt dOwn JAM with thE cAssEROlE —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 KERstEn cApRA —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 livE AcOustic —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 OpEn Mic night with sEAn gERARd —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

THURSDAY, JUlY 21 dJ bAttlE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551

tRiviA with pARty gRAs dJ —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Centre Dr.; 509-0805 dJbE EXtREME KARAOKE —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 dJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 KARAOKE with scOtt —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 dJ lORd wAlRus —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 livE JAzz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 sEA pAns —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 MiKE O’dOnnEll —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

bRAd hEllER And fustics —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 scOtt bRAvO —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 tRiviA with dJ —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 AnnA & Mitch —Live on Grace, 121 Grace St; 399-4390 bAcKwAtER REvivAl —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 OpEn Mic with JEREMy nORRis —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 duEling piAnOs —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 tOp 40 dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 fiREdAncE & dRuMs @ dARK, dJ Mit psytRAncE (11pM) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 KARAOKE —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172


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friday, JUly 22 House/tecHno DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ Dr. Jones —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 DJ P FunK —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 KaraoKe —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 KaraoKe —Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910-3284090 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 live Music —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 KaraoKe —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 artist syMPosiuM —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704 acoustic Jazz Piano witH JaMes Jarvis —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 Jazz witH Benny Hill —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 DJ Battle —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 DJ willie stylez —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 Dueling Pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 Bella vita, tHe cHarMing youngsters, MiKe Blair anD tHe stonewalls —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St. Wilmington NC cHarlie tHe Horse, nicK wHite —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 Hayes carll —Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St.; 538-2939 tHe sounD Down sHore —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 roBBie Berry —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 BeacH Billy BrotHers (8PM-12aM tiKi stage); DJ Dane Britt (10PM-2aM insiDe) —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 JoHnnie acoustic —Live on Grace, 121 Grace St; 399-4390 cowBoy cHroMe —Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Pleasure Island, 458-8434 sliPPery wHen wet (Bon Jovi triBute)

—Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349 tHe PHantoM PlayBoys —Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center JaH creation —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 antioquia —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 Jerry Powell —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 sciFi —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 Blivet —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DeatH oF an iDol, sKullstorM —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 HellBrotH, cHilDren oF tHe rePtile —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Ben Prevatte BanD —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 lynDsey Bennett —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 MiKe waters —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 tHe Beast —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141

SatUrday, JUly 23 DJ —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 KaraoKe —Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910-3284090 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 KaraoKe witH FreDDie —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 DJ sir nicK BlanD —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 House/tecHno DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 KaraoKe witH DJ MicK —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 KaraoKe —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 DJ Battle —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 DutcH treet —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 Dueling Pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 great zeus’ BearD, Millenia FunK’n —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 cHris HatFielD

—Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 MacHine gun —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133 Daniel ParisH —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 carl newton anD tHe 5tH avenue BanD —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 KiM Dicso —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 JereMy norris —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 sHine (8PM-12aM, tiKi stage); DJ Dane Britt (10PM-2aM, insiDe) —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 tHe treMors, selF MaDe Monsters, tHe luvrs —Hollister 47, 6845 Carolina Beach Rd., 799-6647 MiKe o’Donnell —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 DaviD van, BlocKaDe runner, tHat Brown KiD —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Benny Hill —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 DJ Kevin —The Dive, 6 N. Lake Park Blvd.; 458-8282 luBriPHonic —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 clay crotts —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 2 cents wortH/MarK —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 sciFi, actual ProoF —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040 cHris’ BirtHDay BasH - live Music —Live on Grace, 121 Grace St; 399-4390

SUnday, JUly 24 Benny Hill anD FrienDs —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KaraoKe —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 Perry sMitH (BruncH 12-2) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 DJ Battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 MarK roBerts & Breeze —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500 cHicKenHeaD Blues —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 l sHaPe lot (3PM); clay crotts (8PM) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 Jason MarKs —Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave., 256-8696

255 N. Front St. Downtown Wilmington 910-251-8500 Tickets: thesoapboxlive.com SHOWS THIS WEEK

UPSTAIRS

Lubriphonic

SAT JULY 23

8 pm Doors, $8 aDvance, $10 Day of

LOUNGE

SAT JULY 23

DaviD van, bLockaDe runner, ThaT brown kiD 9 pm Doors, free

The soapbox and The penguin present at the Greenfield amphitheater

SUN JULY 24

Donavon frankenreiTer seTh peTTerson 5 pm Doors, $25 aDvance

MON JULY 25

rictus Grim, waste basket, D.c. fallout, 9 pm Doors, free ($5 unDer 21)

D&D sLuGGers, proTomen 8 pm Doors, $5

LOUNGE

TUE JULY 26

UPSTAIRS

TUES JULY 26

mike pinTo, GroovesTain, micah brown UPCOMING SHOWS

7/29 IJ QuInn • The MornIng AfTer • no DollAr ShoeS | 7/30 BAllyhoo! w/ The SounD Down Shore | 7/31 - BJ BArhAM (of AMerIcAn AQuArIuM) | 8/1 lITurgy 8/4 rIo BrAvo, KIngS of The weeKenD | 8/6 ShovelS AnD rope w/ BArnrAISerS 8/10 echo MoveMenT, fIcTIon 20 Down, BAg of ToyS | 8/11 BooMBox 8/13 cArBon leAf wITh DelTA rAe | 8/19 The MoveMenT wITh pAcIfIc DuB 9/18 The SoApBox preSenTS: DonnA The BuffAlo @ BAc | 10/6 BonnIe prInce BIlly 10/20 InfAMouS STrIng DuSTerS/TouBAB Krewe 9/3 GuTTermouTh, The

new ThreaT

JUST 9/8 The apache reLay ANNOUNCED 10/11 iraTion, Tomorrow’s baD seeDs, ThrouGh The rooTs

WEDNESDAY

01&/.*$ 9PM

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BLACKBOARD SPECIALS LIVE!

Galen on Guitar —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 neurovine, Honey rider —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 donavon Frankenreiter, SetH PetterSon —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

monday, JUly 25

Mixology Monday Tues. - Thurs. Selected Wine Specials Friday Live Jazz! sunday TV Sports Beer Specials and free bar snacks! 35 north Front street downtown Wilmington (910) 343-1395

WEdNEsdAy Nutt House Improv 9pm THUrsdAy Open Mic Stand-up 9pm FrI. & sAT.

NATIONAL HEADLINERS

JULY 21

910-686-2296

108 Walnut St. Downtown Wilmington (910) 762-1704

4 at 4

$

all cocktails and

menu items only $4 starting at 4 p.m. every Tues. and Thurs.

AUG. 5-6

MICHAEL MALONE

AUG. 12-13

THAI RIVERA

AUG. 19

NUTT HOUSE IMPROV THE PENGUIN SHOWCASE

Open Mic night every MOnday dJ shaFT every Wednesday artist symposium every Friday

AUG. 20

www.nuttstreet.com (910) 520-5520

jErEMy NorrIs

in the Oak Landing Shopping Center

dine in only

(Comedy Central)

SAT. 7.30 @ 10PM

8262 Market Street, Ste. 101

TRACY SMITH (Comedy Central)

MACHINE GUN

featuring Frank Bruno (formerly of Bruce Springsteen’s Sessions Band and frequent guest on E Street Nation) & Hank Weddington WEEKLy sPECIALs Mon: Kids Eat Free / $350 Well Drinks Tues: 1/2 Price Wine Night Wed: $5 House Martinis Thurs: $3 All Drafts Sun: $5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas

JULY 29-30

(Comedy Central)

SAT. 7.23 @ 10PM

THE STABLE HANDS

driftersofwilmington.com

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MONDAY Military Appreciation 20% off all active and retired Military TUESDAY Ladies Night Out: $25 person four-course pre-fixe menu WEDNESDAY Wine Down: 1/2 off on all wines by the glass SATURDAY Lunch Menu: 12pm - 3pm SUNDAY Lunch Menu: 12pm-3pm KIDS EAT FREE with adult purchase of our Big Night Out for two ALL DAY! DOGS WELCOME ON THE PATIO 885 Town Center Drive MAYFAIRE TOWN CENTER (910) 256-1187

FEATURE YOUR LIVE MUSIC FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS! CALL 791-0688

karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 oPen Mic niGHt —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704 karaoke witH dJ @-Hole —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 oPen Mic witH JoSH SoloMon —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 rictuS GriM, waSte BaSket, d.c. Fallout —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 oPen Mic niGHt —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 P-Funk and cHedr dance Party —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 dJ ricHterMeiSter —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 Brett JoHnSon’S JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 PenGo witH Beau Gunn —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 Mike o’donnell —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269

tUesday, JUly 26 karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 karaoke witH dJ Party GraS —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Centre Dr.; 509-0805 caPe Fear BlueS JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 karaoke witH Mike norriS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 Mike Pinto, GrooveStain, MicaH Brown —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 d&d SluGGerS, ProtoMen —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Mark daFFer —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 live acouStic —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 colleGe niGHt karaoke —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 karaoke —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616

trivia witH dutcH FroM 94.5 tHe Hawk —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 SPonGecake & tHe FluFF raMBlerS —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

Wednesday, JUly 27 oPen Mic niGHt —Genee’s, inside America’s Best Value Inn, 4903 Market St.; 799-1440 karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 roB ronner —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 oPen Mic niGHt witH kyle lindley —Live on Grace, 121 Grace St; 399-4390 SuSan Savia —New York Pasta House, 130 N. Front St.; 763-7272 Jazz JaM —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 dJ SHaFt —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704 leGree & zac nye’S acouStic —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 kinlaw & JoHnSon Band —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 JereMy norriS —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 oPen Mic niGHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 live Jazz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 dJBe eXtreMe karaoke —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 roGer daviS & ron wilSon —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 live acouStic —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 kerSten caPra —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 karaoke witH dJ Brewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 Gary allen’S acouStic oPen Mic —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 dJ Sir nick Bland —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 dJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 tHe Get down JaM witH tHe caSSerole —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 Steel Pan Band —Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2251


ShowStoppers:

BLACKBOARD SPECIALS

Concerts outside of Southeastern NC

100 S. FRONT ST. DOWNTOWN 251-1832

MONDAY

$2.50 Budweiser Draft • $4 Wells ½ Priced Select Appetizers, 4-7pm

TUESDAY

$3.00 Carolina Pale Ale, Guinness $4.50 Absolute Lemonade ½ Priced Select Appetizers, 4 - 7pm

WEDNESDAY

$2.50 Yuengling Draft $2.50 Domestic Bottles ½ Priced Select Appetizers, 4 - 7pm

THURSDAY

STAIND WITH SOLITUDE: Aaron Lewis, the frontman of Staind, performs solo acoustic sets at House of Blues on July 22 and The Fillmore on July 23. Courtesy photo.

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. Cabarrus strEEt, ralEigh, nC (919) 821-4111 7/20: John Butler Trio, Gomez 7/21: ZOSO (Led Zeppelin tribute) 7/22: Blue Dogs, The Craig Thompson Band 7/23: deja fest: Surfer Blood, Active Child, Wye Oak and more 7/27: Kottonmouth Kings, D-Loc, The Dirtball, Johnny Richter, Kingspade, DJ Bobby B THE ORANGE PEEL 101 biltmorE avEnuE, ashEvillE, nC (828) 225-5851 7/23: Kings of Prussia, Lifecurse, From a Dig 7/26: 10 Years, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, Echoes the Fall AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 south tryon strEEt, CharlottE, nC (704) 377-6874 7/21: Bayside, Transit, Jonas Sees in Color 7/22: Ten (Pearl Jam tribute), Core (Stone Temple Pilots tribute) 7/23: Dokken HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 highway 17 south, n. myrtlE bEaCh, sC (843) 272-3000 7/21: Eric Church, The Cadillac Black 7/22: Aaron Lewis 7/23: 100 Monkeys, Kissing Club, Bleeding Horse Express, Death of Paris 7/24: AWOLNATION, The Constellations 7/27: Cinderella, John Corabi TIME WARNER CABLE MUSIC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK 3801 roCk quarry rd., ralEigh, nC (919) 831-6400 7/22: Toby Keith, Eric Church, JT Hodges

KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE 8003 rEgEnCy pkwy., Cary, nC (919) 462-2052 7/24: Huey Lewis and The News CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. main strEEt, Carrboro, nC (919) 967-9053 7/22: Dex Romweber Duo, Birds of Avalon, Eric Sommer 7/24: The Devil Makes Three, Mandolin Orange 7/25: The Submarines, Matt Douglas 7/26: Chris Webby, SkyBlew, Ed Ruger 7/27: John Ritter, Yellowbirds GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 w. lEE st., grEEnsboro, nC (336) 373-7400 7/21: Wiz Khalifa THE FILLMORE 1000 sEaboard strEEt, CharlottE, nC (704) 549-5555 7/21: John Butler Trio 7/22: 100 Monkeys 7/23: Aaron Lewis 7/26: Cinderella UPTOWN AMPHITHEATRE 1000 sEaboard st., CharlottE, nC (704) 916-8970 7/20: Wiz Khalifa RBC CENTER 1400 Edwards mill rd., ralEigh, nC (919) 861-2300 7/27: American Idol Live OVENS AUDITORIUM 2700 E. indEpEndEnCE blvd., CharlottE, nC (704) 372-3600 7/27: Brian McKnight

$3.00 Samuel Adams $4.00 Margaritas

FRIDAY

$3 Pint of The Day

SATURDAY

$5 Sangria & Mimosa’s

SUNDAY

$5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s * Drink specials run all day, but food specials shown are from 4 -7pm only. Certain appetizers are excluded from special. Front and Walnut Streets Across from CFCC in the Cotton Exchange 910-762-4354

MONDAY 1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm $2 Budweiser • $225 Heineken • $3 Gin & Tonic OPEN MIC NIGHT TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm $2 White Wolf $250 Redstripe $350 Wells 35¢ Wings at 8pm LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAY 1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm, 1/2 Priced Wine Bottle $250 Blue Moons • $250 Corona/Corona Light LIVE MUSIC: ROB RONNER THURSDAY $250 Domestic Bottles, • $3 Import Bottles, $3 Rum and Coke LIVE MUSIC: MIKE O’DONNELL 50¢ Steamed oysters and shrimp after 6pm FRIDAY ROOFTOP OPEN! DJ Sir Charles 2nd floor $3 Landshark • $3 Kamikaze • $5 Bombs SATURDAY ROOFTOP OPEN! DJ Sir Charles on 2nd floor 10pm $2 Coors Light • $3 Fruit Punch shots SUNDAY $250 Corona Live Music L Shape Lot at 3pm Clay Crotts at 8pm

7.20 WEDNESDAY

karaoke night with dj be!

7.21 THURSDAY

trivia night 7.22 FRIDAY

live music with

blivet

7.23 SATURDAY

dutch treet

,ANDFALL#ENTERs1331 Military Cutoff Rd

910-256-3838 wildwingcafe.com

MONDAY WEDNESDAYS

LIVE

TEAM TRIVIA 8pm - 10pm followed by Live Music On The Patio

JEREMY NORRIS 10pm-1am

FRIDAY July 22 Live Music

Rootsoul Project 9pm-1am

SATURDAY July 16 Live Music

A Full Dish 9pm-1am 206 Old Eastwood Rd. (by Home Depot)

910.798.9464

TUESDAYS

22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY

TEAM TRIVIA 8pm

TUESDAY

LIVE

Fri. 7/22

LIVE MUSIC! 9pm-1am

A Full Dish Sat. 7/23 LIVE MUSIC! 9pm-1am

Jam Sandwich

$5 pizzas Live Jazz in the bar • Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 • Pacifico $2.50

WEDNESDAY

Miller Lite Bottles $1.50 Corona and Corona Lite Bottles $2.50 and Margaritas and Peach Margaritas $4

ThUrSDAY

appletini’s $4, RJ’s painkiller $5 and red stripe bottles $2.50, Fat Tire bottles $2.50

friDAY

Cosmos $4 • 007 $3.50, Guinness Cans $3 Harps Bottles $2.50 • Island Sunsets $5

SATUrDAY

Baybreeze / Seabreeze $4 22oz. Blue Moon Draft $3 Select Domestic Bottles $2

Monkey Junction 910.392.7224

SUNDAY

Bloody Marys $4, Domestic Pints $1.50 and Hurricanes $5

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HAPPY HOUR MONDAY - FRIDAY 5-7pm

1/2 price Appetizers Tacos, Burritos, and Sandwiches

Live Latin Music returns to Mixto Saturdays 6-9pm

Pura Vida! 5 South Water Street Downtown Wilmington 910-399-4501

1/2 PRICE MENU EVERY DAY

k:

On Our Open Air Dec

Every Tuesday

5-7pm

Dog, Dine & Wine

Bring your dogs, eat or just meet and greet $5 glass pours on featured wines, weekly drink specials and dog treats. Leashes required and HAPPY DOGS welcomed!! Friday and Saturday live music - listing the musician every week, 7-10pm Sunday 1/2 price wines great spot to come out and enjoy the outdoors!! Cheese, chocolate and wine - mighty fine!!

LIVE MUSIC 7pm-10pm

Select Sushi and Appetizers

FrI.July 22

choose from more than 20 options

LYnDSeY BeneTT

Thursday

Sat. July 23

Karaoke starting at 10:00pm

2 CenTS WoRTH/ MARK

138 South Front Street 910.251.0433 www.littledipperfondue.com

$5 Sapporo 22oz cans $2 Sake Shots 33 S. Front St. 2nd Floor (910) 763-3172 www.yosake.com

Downtown Wilmington’s Newest Attraction Black Water adventure • Sunset Cruise • Full Moon Cruise • Eagle’s Island Cruise July 24th

Our Secret Island

come aboard and let us bring you to our Secret Island in the Cape Fear River where you can spend the afternoon on the beach or exploring. Departure 12 noon

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

wilmingtonwatertours.com

July 29th

Leave the driving to us join us as we cruise down to Carolina Beach for the afternoon.....departure 11 am

Acoustic Spotlight on the River Thursday nights on our Sunset Cruise. featuring local musicans

M O R E I N FO:910-338-3134

Visit us on the Riverwalk! 212 S. Water Street

handicap accessible

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A Relaxing Recipe

JUST ADD WATER!

BAR ON BOARD WITH ALL ABC PERMITS


safe but funny:

//FILM

‘Horrible Bosses’ is worth admission price

I

’ve seen one comedy thIs year that

was willing to go as far as possible to make the audience laugh—a film that wasn’t afraid to be cruel, brutal or even obscene when it needed to be. To be a truly great comedy, one must be fearless in its making. “Bridesmaids” is still the best movie I’ve seen all year. “Horrible Bosses,” on the other hand, is a movie that wants to be brutal but still pulls its punches. The end result is an entertaining but imperfect puff piece. The plot to “Horrible Bosses” seems timely while we dig our way out of a recession: Three guys end up in three really bad employment scenarios. The job market is so bad they figure it would be easier to kill their bosses than find new jobs. How’s that for a poorly conceived social metaphor? Yet, for comedic purposes, we will suspend our disbelief, and engage the dark and slightly troubling premise. Nick (Jason Bateman) has been a corporate slave to his dickish boss Dave (Kevin Spacey, who seems to be reprising his role from “Swimming With Sharks”). Long hours, abusive behavior and being passed up for a promotion has turned Nick’s life into a living hell. Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) has a great job until his boss dies, leaving the business in the hands of his coked-out sociopath son Bobby (Colin Farrell), who seems intent on bleeding the company dry to support a massive drug habit. Dale (Charlie Day) is a lovable moron whose boss Julia (Jennifer Aniston) is sexually harassing him. At first the idea is a drunken hypothetical. Then it transforms into something more when they begin to realize the solution to their problem lies with the demise of their bosses. Being inexperienced murderers, they seek out help from some unlikely places. Fate and a good GPS system lead them to an insane ex-con named Motherfucker Jones (Jamie Foxx)—and, no, that’s not a typo. The guys hire Jones to be their “murder consultant,” and soon they are plotting to kill their way to happiness. Of course, things don’t go according to plan. Murder is a lot more difficult than it seems. Everything that works in “Horrible Bosses” can be attributed to the cast. Most of them anyway. Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis are amusing enough, but both are playing the same basic straight-man char-

by Anghus Horrible Bosses Aniston, Jason Starring Jennifer son Sudeikis Bateman and Ja

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have used a little more crazy. While some people might argue that the balance is needed in a movie, and every character can’t be cranked up to 11, I think “Horrible Bosses” could have seriously benefited from a “fuck the rules” mentality by just going ape-shit with extreme characterization.

reel reel this week in film Waco: The Big Lie Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8 p.m. • Free 7/24: Waco: The Big Lie—In 1995 Linda Thompson, American attorney, filmmaker, and founder of the American Justice Federation, made this film, which contained footage of the siege of the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams Cinematique Thalian Hall Studio Theatre 310 Chestnut Street • 7:30 p.m., $7 7/18-20: ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ is a breathtaking documentary from Werner Herzog who follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. 90 min. G.

Cucalorus Summer Series LOOKING FOR TROUBLE: The Jasons (Bateman and Sudeikis) and Charlie Day star as murderers in the almost-hilarious (but still funny) ‘Horrible Bosses.’ Courtesy photo.

acter. Charlie Day kills, as always, playing a less insane version of his character on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” He plays such a fantastic fool, and his freakouts are the highlight of the film. The supporting players are equally game. Kevin Spacey weaves comedy gold, making it look way too easy. Colin Farrell indulges his mean streak, and lets the hair and makeup people go crazy, giving him a sadistic comb over. Even Jennifer Aniston gets freaky as a sex-crazed dentist. Jamie Foxx is by far the highlight of the film. The monologue where he explains just how he acquired the name “Motherfucker” had me rolling in the aisle. It’s great to see so many good actors being allowed to shed convention and just be nasty. That’s funny. That’s what I want to see. Too often we cut back to the very funny Charlie Day and two middle-of-the-road comic actors who are only capable of chiming in with the occasional witty line. It could

There were some inspired moments in this movie and some damn funny scenes. Though, much of the time it turned into something safer. While not quite the complete misfire of “Bad Teacher,” it still feels like a very admirable effort with a whole lot of missed opportunities. Thus, “Horrible Bosses” is worth watching. There’s enough funny in there to warrant the price of admission. Far from horrible, but not exactly ruling like a boss.

Local Focus: Meg Lansaw Jengo’s Playhouse 815 Princess Street • (910) 343-5995 7/23, 8 p.m. $8, www.etix.com ($12 at door)

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Held in Jengo’s backyard, feat. Wilmington-based filmmakers who have a feature in production, Cucalorus re-introduces the “Local Focus” program. Meg Lansaw is currently working on “11:11,” a narrative ensemble piece about the interconnectivity of lives and the effects timing and decision making have on destiny. Clips will include footage of the flashbacks and dream sequences that will be intertwined in the final cut of the film. All AreA movie listings And pArAgrAph synopses cAn be found At encorepub.com.

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what’s for dinner? Find it in the premier dining guide for the Port City

TAURANT HENRY’S RES ce Boulevard en 2508 Independ (910) 793-2929 taurant.com www.henrysres

Sautéed shrimp with Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, spinach, garlic, tomato, fresh basil, wine and butter served over angel hair.

AMERICAN BLUEWATER

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

CATCH

Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, Seafood Ceviche & Conch Fritters to name a few. Larger Plates include Plancha grilled Painted Hills Steaks, Blackend Red Drum Filet, Charleston Crab Cakes, Tempura OBX Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen Trigger fish. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal des-

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serts from Alan DeLovely. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and Mon. Sat. 5pm-9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus…salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: Mon-Sat 11am-2am and Sun 12pm-2am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Friday and Saturday nights at both locations. ■ WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com

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. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 5pm. Sat. at the farmers market. Thurs.- Sat. nights on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm – 3:00am.Fibbers on Sun. nights Until 3am. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD Downtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch time delivery downtown

THE GEORGE ON THE RIVERWALK

Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for complete sense indulgence. Watch the historic Cape Fear River unfold before you while you enjoy the best in Southern Coastal Cuisine. The menu combines elegance, creativity and diverse selection of steak, pasta, salad and fresh seafood, including the best Shrimp n’ Grits in town. Warm in the sun on the expansive outdoor deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious bar inside boasting extensive wine and martini lists along with weekday appetizer specials from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Don’t forget to try downtown’s best kept secret for Sunday Brunch from 11am-3pm. You are welcome to dock your boat at the only dock’n’dine restaurant downtown, grab a trolley, or enjoy our free, front door parking (ask for pass!) Why satisfy when you can indulge? Find the George on the Riverwalk at 128 South Water Street, 910-763-2052. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tues. – Sat. 11am – 9 pm. Enjoy Sunday Lunch and Brunch 11am – 3pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Sunday Brunch / Wilmington’s only dock’n’dine restaurant. ■ WEBSITE: www.thegeorgerestaurant.com

HALLIGAN’S

“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches(Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When


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you’re at Halligan’s....you’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

7 Days a Week Mon-Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 am Thurs-Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop ■ FEATURING: THE Best Rueben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com

HENRY’S

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

HolidaY iNN RESoRt

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

Sun.-Sat..

■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ WEBSITE: www.holidayinn.com

tHE littlE diPPER

Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a fourcourse meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. ■ SERVING DINNER: Tues.- Sun. 5pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 70s menu every Friday ■ MUSIC: Fri. & Sat. in summer ■ WEBSITE: www.littledipperfondue.com

PiNE VallEY MaRKEt

Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch inhouse, 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

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childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon.-Fri.10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSITE: www.pinevalleymarket.com

tEMPtatioNS EVERYdaY GoURMEt

Temptations Everyday Gourmet draws diners in by droves thanks to their creative menu selections, an extraordinary inventory of fine wines (over 300 varieties all without restaurant markups) and trained staff that go beyond culinary excellence. Recognized as Best Lunch Spot by WWAY in 2011, as well as having its chef, Michael Comer, touted among the top three best chefs in Wilmington, according to StarNews’ Taste of Wilmington 2010, Temptations offers two locations to serve Wilmingtonians. Located in Hanover Center for 25 years, signature items include their Homemade Chicken Salad and Turkey, Brie and Apple Sandwich, as well as their Porter’s Neck location’s Pimiento Cheeseburger. The Porter’s Neck location also serves an expanded dinner menu, which changes weekly. Their daily features, including specialty soups, salads, quiche and paninis, keeps patrons busy choosing healthy, fast foods whether dining onsite or back at the office. in fact, ask Temptations about their Office Party Menu for your next gathering. Their gourmet retail shop provides unique gourmet gift items featuring many locally made specialty foods, chocolates and goodies. ■ SERVING LUNCH: Hanover Center, 3501 Oleander Dr., Ste 13. Mon.-Sat., 11am – 6pm (Closed Sundays) ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Porter’s Neck Center, 8207 Market St., Ste F. Mon. Wed., 10am-8:30pm; Thurs.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Dinner features begin at 5pm. (Closed Sundays) ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Midtown and North Wilmington ■ WEBSITE: www.temptationseverydaygourmet.com ■ FEATURING: An expanded dinner menu, at the Porter’s Neck location, which changes weekly.

tRollY StoP

Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, 98% Turkey, and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open seven days from 11am-4pm, late night hours are Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; (910) 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm Sun-Wed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. (910) 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 4523952. 11am-7pm Mon-Sun; South Howe St. in Southport, (910) 457-7017 (CLOSED FOR THE SEASON UNTIL EASTER WEEKEND); 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, (910) 458-5778; 1250 Western Blvd., Unit L-4 Jacksonville, (910) 2280952, opened Mon-Sun 11am-9pm. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416.

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ASIAN BiG tHai aNd BiG tHai tWo

Now with two convenient locations to serve you, Big Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews, Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake, made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 763-3035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sun.. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588) ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open for Lunch M-F 11-2:30; Dinner M-Th 5-9; F-Sa 5-10; Sun. 5-9. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown and North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Vegetarian/vegan options.

SZECHUaN 132

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

HiRo JaPaNESE StEaKHoUSE

What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm 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. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thurs. 4pm-10pm; Fri. and Sat. 4pm-10:30pm and Sun. 11am-10pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. ■ WEBSITE: www.hirojapanesesteakhouse. com/hibachi

iNdoCHiNE REStaURaNt & loUNGE

If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining

room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Tues.- Fri. 11am- 2pm; Sat. 12pm – 3pm for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5pm – 10pm for dinner. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Balinese dancer every Fri. night. ■ WEBSITE: www.indochinewilmington.com

EURO FUSION PRESS 102

Espresso. Panini. Martini. Rome and Paris meet Manhattan and San Francisco in this new EuroAmerican 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. (910) 399-4438. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER:

Wed. - Sat. 8am - until and Sunday brunch from 9am-3pm, ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Wilmington’s Best Panini, according to encore readers ■ WEBSITE: www.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 nonintrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner 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. ■ SERVING DINNER: Sun.- Thurs.


5:00 – 10pm.; Fri. and Sat., 5pm – Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Upstairs sofa bar serving cocktails and lighter fare. ■ WEBSITE: www.capricebistro.com

OUR CRÊPES & MORE

Try something different to eat! Our Crêpes & More, a family owned and operated French Crêperie, is serving authentic, homemade French cuisine to dine in or to go. Everything on their menu is under $10, and is a healthy alternative, while eating a savory meal or sweet treat. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon treat, everything on the menu is available. On the Savory side, the Uzès, Quebec, Tahiti or Provencale are among the most popular. Their homemade Ratatouille, South France type sub like the Pain Bagnat or CroqueMonsieur are worth the detour too! On the sweet side, The Versailles, St- Tropez or Crazy Nutella (with homemade Nutella ice cream) will make you come back for more! They also serve Fresh Salads or Soups depending on the seasons, amazing all natural Homemade Sorbet & Ice Cream, Croissant & Chocolate Croissant. Open all day with free WiFi and live French radio, Our Crepes & More is a pleasant yet casual place to unwind. Our Crepes & More can accommodate large parties! STARTING JUNE 5th OPEN SUNDAYS FOR BRUNCH! ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER:

Monday, 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday 9am-8pm. Sunday brunch ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Vegetarian and gluten-free options. Free Wi-Fi.. ■ WEBSITE: www.ourcrepesandmore.com

ITALIAN 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. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11am – 10pm.; Fri. & Sat. 11am – 11pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials ■ WEBSITE: RomanellisRestaurant.com.

ELIZABETH’S PIZZA

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

Open 10am-Midnight every day ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). ■ WEBSITE: www.epwilmington.com

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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! 5226 S College Rd.,Wilmington (910) 790-9954. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon.- Thurs. 11am. – 9:30am; Fri. 11am-10:30pm; Sat. 12pm-10:30pm Sun. 11:30am – 9:30pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons. ■ WEBSITE: www.giorgios-restaurant.com.

SLICE OF LIFE

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

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

LATIN AMERICAN SAN JUAN CAFE

Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11am2:30pm and from 5-10pm. Open Sun from 5pm10pm.

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Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for Organic and Natural groceries and supplements, or a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, Hamburger or a Chicken Caesar Wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for takeout. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to ensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic Grass-Fed and FreeRange meats and poultry. Wheat-Free and GlutenFree products are in stock regularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. Lovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.Fri., 11am–6pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-6pm(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am7pm; Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-6pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. ■ WEBSITE: www.loveysmarket.com.

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 comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown

www.dockstreetoysterbar.net

The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. ■ FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. ■ MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and

Sun.brunch.

■ WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com

HIERONYMUS

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

OCEANIC

Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Familystyle to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. ■ WEBSITE: OceanicRestaurant.com

SOUTHERN CASEY’S BUFFET

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

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from 11am to 8pm.Closed Mon. and Tuesdays. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING:For adventurous palates, pig’s feet and chitterlings.

SPORTS BAR CAROLINA ALE HOUSE

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

projector TVs in Wilmington. ■ WEBSITE: CarolinaAleHouse.com

FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE

Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders, or the grilled Mahi-Mahi served atop a bed of spicy rice. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. and $5 cheese pizzas after 10 p.m., both Mon.-Fri. ■ MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm ■ WEBSITE: foxandhound.com

HELL’S KITCHEN

This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style reubens, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, darts, and did we mention sports? Free lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. (910) 763-4133. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am – late. Sun. at noon. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Dueling pianos every Thurs.,

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Live on Grace pairs music with food

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at Browncoat Pub and Theatre, I walked past its neighbor, Live on Grace, for the first time at night. I’d viewed the storefront during daylight hours, but never had I seen the wall-length windows in the pitch black of Grace Street emitting a warm, yellow glow. Inside, Susan Savia crooned to guests crowded around the open, lowlevel stage, their chairs pulled close. Everyone—Savia, the audience and even the servers—shared in a wistful camaraderie apparent on their faces. If I could have caught the image in a still frame, it would be a perfect window display. Last week, I had the pleasure of venturing inside Live on Grace during a different hour. As the sun shone brightly against downtown’s historic streets, the lunch bunch descended upon Chris Delavore’s sevenmonth old baby. Delavore opened the restaurant and music venue after undergoing a career change. “I was laid off in September and decided that I wanted to follow a dream I always had: owning my own restaurant,” he explained. “After looking at different places for a few weeks, I found 121 Grace Street and knew I wanted to make live music a major part of the restaurant, and be a comfortable place [to get] great food.” Though the tables aren’t aplenty in the space, it works for the venue’s intimate setting. Black walls are the backdrop for random surfer art hanging here and there, as glass-top tables tuck the venue’s schedule and flyers for diners to see. The bar spans the room, where people crowd its wooden structure for specialty drinks, like Live on Grace’s espresso martini. Made with Van Gogh vodka, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and heavy whipped cream, it’s a concoction that could make anyone more pleasant in the morning, if only the rest of the world would get behind its indulgence rather than plainJane coffee. (A girl can dream, right?) Live on Grace’s menu covers many palates, carnivores and vegetarians alike. The bunch sampled many of their specialties, including a taco salad, vegetarian quesadilla, pulled-pork barbecue sandwich, tender ribs and a juicy burger, cooked to medium perfection. Live on Grace also panders to pescatarians and seafood lovers, serving fried shrimp and flounder. Of course expected bar food also has its place here: wings (bone-in or out), chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks. The taco salad appeared in a puffy, flaky, and crispy tortilla bowl, topped with thinly shredded cheeses, freshly made Angus chili, jalapeños, lettuce, tomato and sour fter seeing A plAy in june

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cream. Although named the “Firehouse Taco Salad,” it tasted more sweet than spicy; however, the staff is so accommodating, they’ll bring over extra hot sauce for any firecracker to indulge. The salad also makes an appearance on the $5 lunch menu, something marked by items like homemade spinach ricotta pie or a loaded baked potato with a cup of chili, showing the restaurant’s willingness to turn bar food up a notch. We indulged in another Mexican-inspired dish with a veggie-friendly quesadilla, filled with gooey cheddar cheese, earthy portobellos, green peppers and onions. A huge fan of mushrooms, it was nice to see them appear multiple times on the menu: within Philly steaks (as an accoutrement or the “star” ingredient), fried as an appetizer or even as a burger. Thus, Wilmington’s vegetarian community will find a friend here. Meat-lovers also will relish in sated appetites, especially with the smokehouse bacon and Swiss burger. Served in a half-pound portion of Angus beef, the sandwich is topped with thick-cut bacon and a generous slice of Swiss. The chef cooked it a perfect medium, too, with dark edges gradually lightening to a tender, pink middle. It was burger heaven as the juices flowed throughout. The barbecue sandwich was savory, thepork pulled from a slow-cooked Boston butt. In true ‘cue fashion, the sandwich included homemade shredded slaw on top of the meat, along with a tangy surprise I did not expect. Pickles added a welcoming dill crunch to the sandwich. The Kaiser roll served with the barbecue was soft and didn’t steal the show, as dense breads sometimes do. Who can enjoy a sandwich when the bun is so much bigger than the meat, or too crispy and dry, overpowering the other ingredients? Sandwich breads should be a tool for eating, like silverware, that complement a meal. Live on Grace understands this. After dining out numerous times around town, we lunch bunchers have noticed a lack of ribs on many a menu. Live on Grace fills a

MEAT-LOVER HEAVEN: Live on Grace serves fall-off-the-bone ribs and cool, crisp coleslaw, along with a perfectly juicy, medium-cooked burger made with Angus beef. Photo by Shea Carver.

void in the baby-back-rib world and will please bone-suckers time and again. Delavore receives the ribs fresh and roasts them for four hours until they literally fall from the bone. His BBQ sauce is a family recipe, piquant with savor yet not swimming in sweet brown sugar or honey. After one bite, a slight spice awakens the palate on the back end, but it’s really light, not bold. His recipe boasts an

unobtrusive tang, allowing the focus to remain on the meat. It was by far our table’s favorite dish of the day. Seemingly, Live on Grace understands sidekicks as well as main entrées. Their homemade russet chips are puffy and crunchy. They’re thick but not hard, topped off with the chef’s special seasoning. Served with a sweet chile aioli dip, I could have snacked on them for weeks if it weren’t for its heaviness. Shannon Rae Gentry, our current foodie intern, suggested a lighter version made with a yogurt base instead of mayo—“it could lighten it without losing much flavor.” Not a bad idea to try at home. Live on Grace unexpectedly served us a plethora of sound eats. What we thought would be another run at run-of-the-mill bar food proved something different in the end. Not even fast food restaurants can beat their “five meals for $5 in under five minutes” lunches. (Unless one opts for the dollar menu, and let’s be real—why would anyone want to subject themselves to a sub-par chicken nugget when they can get a spinach ricotta pie?) Plus, the staff here go beyond typical service, extending their menu to any special request, as long as the ingredients are on hand. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays, more information on the restaurant is available at www.liveongrace.com.

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the power of music. For me, the right song performed by my favorite artist took away pain, inspired action and motivated a multitude of smiles. I learned music is a vessel—an escape that can accomplish what so many outlets cannot. Take away television, take away magazines and newspapers—even photography—and leave society with only a transformative tune, and the masses still have a means to grow together. Music is a force unmatched that transcends the course of the history it helped shape. With it, families can reunite and rejoice, romantic relationships can thrive, and forbidden friendships have a chance to communicate beyond ideals. One of Wilmington’s most prized writers, Clyde Edgerton, solidifies this concept in his newest creation, “The Night Train,” scheduled to make its debut July 25th. The new book found its way into my inbox a few weeks ago via a trailer preview (http:// vimeo.com/25265338) produced by Apple Hill Studios. The tease piqued my interest. Like every summer I have spent in our Port City since 2007, the lazy boiling days and muggy Southern nights aren’t complete unless there is the refreshing submersion into the world of Edgerton. “The Night Train” takes us back to the musical and racial revolution of the rural South in 1962. It portrays a 17-year-old, middle-class white boy, Dwayne Hallston, as he discovers the incomparable James Brown. He was introduced to Brown’s timeless and emotional music by Larry Lime Nolan, a black boy from literally across the tracks. Within his small North Carolina community (the state favored most within Edgerton’s tales), Hallston tirelessly

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studies and rehearses Brown’s “Live at the Apollo” album in his father’s storage-room shop. Hallston’s ambition is to perform just like Brown, so he builds a rock ‘n’ roll band, the Amazing Rumblers. Nolan is also aspiring to play piano, but for different reasons. His musical talent is his ticket out of rural segregation that his mother prays for him to achieve more than anything. He is taking jazz piano lessons from a man called, “The Bleeder.” Though Nolan’s and Hallston’s musical ambitions stem from different places emotionally branded by the encumbrances of their individual pasts, their mutual love for music and their attempts to find a lifelong friendship is what undoubtedly will make “The Night Train” another Edgerton classic. “The idea for the novel came from a memory I had of 1963,” Edgerton says. Influenced heavily by Emerson, Twain, Hemingway, O’Connor and Faulkner, his inspiration came from a world of strong storytellers who understand heavy identification with character and the universality of life’s experiences. Larry Lime, the protagnoist of “The Night Train,” is molded from one of Edgerton’s forbidden childhood friendships—a friendship he hopes to find again, perhaps, with the help of his novel. “Larry Lime is the same name of a young black boy I so much wanted to be friends with, but in my community of Bethesda, it wasn’t allowed,” he says. “His full name was Larry Lime Holman; in the novel it’s, Larry Lime Nolan. You could say that I hope he finds this novel and that we connect again. He is a footnote to the experience of writing the book.” Not an afterthought, however, are the signs of the times, when America’s befuddled history contained the questioning of equal rights to everyone. Still,

among two pals, color took a back seat to common interests, no matter the dictating talk and political landscape around them. “The real Larry Lime and I liked to argue (in fun) about the basketball teams at our high schools” Edgerton remembers. “Since the teams never met, and wouldn’t under Jim Crow, we decided to have a secret game in an old gym. We had to break in the back door and play one Saturday morning, as I recall. I gathered together some of my friends and he gathered some of his. I can’t remember who won, but I do remember we had a good time. Once he and I, just the two of us, were playing basketball in our backyard, and my father asked me to ask him to leave. My father, mind you, was not a cruel man.” With five notable book awards from the New York Times, the Guggenheim Fellowship and Lyndhurst Prize among his credits, it’s no wonder Edgerton has earned wonderful reception on all his novels. His writing style transcends the Mason-Dixon Line with carefree, easy-to-read wit and trademark humor. Considering my own Northern roots, it’s true to state one doesn’t need to be heavily into Southern Gothic reads to look forward to diving into “The Night Train.” One just has to “let the waters surround them” and allow the music to take them away. The encore book club’s next read can by purchased from Pomegranate Books and Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington for a 15 percent discount when mentioning the encore book club. Book club members must have thoughts e-mailed to TIffanie by August 24th for inclusion in the book club’s review of Edgerton’s work. E-mail tiffanie107@hotmail.com.


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terize StÂşCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Waterfalls collection. Here, she emphasizes the abstract concept of nature and movement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waterfalls came about from my parents sending me photos of this waterfall in Honolulu where they live,â&#x20AC;? Stewart says. Though happy with both lines, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopping the fashion maven from continuing to broaden her scope of design. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My life-list still has a lot unchecked!â&#x20AC;? she touts. Thus, she plans launching a new line, v.v., sometime soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to fill that void between re: vint and StÂşC, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be just a filler,â&#x20AC;? she affirms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be able to stand on its own. The pieces are going to be seasonless.â&#x20AC;? Whether working on harem pants, jumpsuits, maxis or minis, Stewart knows how to cater to her audience. No matter the garment or the inspiration for it, one mantra threads all of her lines: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always important that the womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arse looks good!â&#x20AC;? Amen, sister.


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weekly calendar| Events TASTE THE OLIVE WINE TASTINGS Free Friday wine tasting, Fri., 6-8pm. Tastetheolive.com. Taste The Olive, 1125-D Military Cutoff Rd., The Forum Shops 910-256OILS(6457) BLOCKADE RUNNER EVENTS Family Nights have begun at the Blockade Runner Resort on Wednesday evenings. Live music, food, and entertainment, offering three different themes over the next 10 weeks. 6pm: buffet style dinner and music while relaxing over our beautiful lawn. Plenty of kid activities! Schedule: 8/3, 8/24: Luau w/entertianment by Kent Knorr, relay races, hula hoop games, lawn games, coconut bowling. Hawaiian-themed menu w/ pork, wahoo, rice, veggies and more! • Shrimp-a-roo: 7/20, 8/10 and 8/31: Entertainment by The Casserole Band, picnic/lawn games, badminton, croquet, bocce ball and more. A shrimp picnic, with cole slaw, potato salad, s’mores and more! • Southern Picnic: 7/27, 8/17: Entertianment w/Steel Pan Music, sack race, tug of and lawn games. Southern fried chicken, BBQ beef brisket, mac and cheese, deviled eggs, banana pudding and more! RSVP: 910-256-7105 PLEASURE ISLAND FIREWORKS

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Chef Mark Lawson and the crew of Wrighstville Beach’s Blockade Runner are hosting family night throughout the summer, including a shrimp-a-roo on the 20th, starting at 6 p.m. There will be a buffet-style dinner, featuring shellfish out the wazoo, along with live entertainment and games, including badminton, croquet and bocce ball. Call 910-256-7105 for reservations; adults tickets, $24-$26; kid tickets, $14-$16. At dusk, fireworks light the sky over the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Make a weekend of your visit to Pleasure Island (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach). Arrive Thursday for live music and fireworks at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.Enjoy carnival-style rides and games at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. 910-458-8434; www.pleasureislandnc.org; www. carolinabeachgetaway.com FARMERS’ MARKETS Weekly Farmers’ Markets feat. plant, food and

crafts vendors;: Riverfront Farmer’s Market Sat., Downtown Wilmington, Water St., 8am-1pm. April-Dec. www.wilmingtonfarmers.com • Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market Sat., Carolina Beach Lake, through 9/3; 910-458-7490 • Wrightsville Beach Farmer’s Market Mon., Causeway Dr., through 9/5, 8am-1pm. 910256-7925 • Poplar Grove Plantation Farmer’s Market Wed., 10200 US 17 N., Wilmington, through 12/14. Live music w/Cindy Rhodes; Pender County Master Gardeners clinic 2nd Wed/ea. mo. Grillin’ in the Grove cooking classes 4th Wed. ea. mo.(chefs: 7/27: Susan Boyles, Seasoned Gourmet); $30 pre-reg; 9:30am-12:30pm. RSVP: 917-969-2430. www. poplargrove.com. RECYCLING RALLY It’s now illegal for NC residents to throw away computers, phones, cameras, fax machines and other electronic equipment . Verizon Wireless Wilmington Call Center will have a Recycling Rally on 7/28 to collect recyclable electronics, as well as glass, plastics and aluminum. Off Converse Dr. on Shipyard Blvd., 7:30am -2pm.

CAROLINA FIT FEST 7/30, noon: Carolina Fit Fest is celebrating athletics, fitness, martial arts, MMA, and wellness at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington, NC on July, 30th.The event is free to the public. Sponsorships available. www.CarolinaFitFest.com.

INVOLVEMENT CARNIVAL Wed., 8/31, 10am-2pm: UNCW will hold its annual Involvement Carnival on the University Commons (set up: 9am; rain date: 9/7). Just a week into the new school year, the Involvement Carnival highlights student involvement opportunities at UNCW and in the Wilmington community. Fair incl. UNCW organizations and departments, local businesses, religious organizations and nonprofit community agencies. Businesses who wish to participate: $150, incl table, chairs. Deadline: 8/19, space limited. www.uncw.edu/storgs. 910-962-3553 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ILM MARKETPLACE Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace, at corner of Market/2nd street every Sunday, is a citysupported event in conjunction with the Riverfront Park Sales Vendors Program. Artists, crafters and other vendors will join together each week to showcase original handcrafted arts and crafts and locally grown produce. Musicians will also be on hand to perform. June-Aug., 4-8pm. For a fee of $50, sales permits are granted to artists, crafters and musicians who create and sell and their art in Riverfront Park throughout the year with the exception of Sundays and festivals. To learn if you qualify for an annual Riverfront Park permit or if you wish to participate in the Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace: Kim Adams, (910) 254-0907.

Charity/Fund-raisers BEAT THE HEAT DRIVE North Carolina Branch Give2thetroops, Inc presents Beat the Heat campaign, a drive to collect items for care packages for deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Temperatures reach over 120 degrees during the summer months, and items needed include snacks, such as jerky, tuna in pouches, protein powdered drink mixes, nuts, granola bars, dried fruit, single serving drink mixes to add to bottled water, and dri-release T-shirts, white socks, small electric fans, cool wraps, eye drops, lip balm/ chapstick, sunscreen, DVDs, sports equipment and toiletries. Monetary donations needed for postal costs. Complete list: www.give2thetroops.org. 252-321-8227. Mail to: 3109 Landmark St Greenville NC, 27834 VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED New Hanover Regional Medical Center has opportunities for volunteers who are interested in driving the Courtesy Van or Shuttle Carts. Courtesy Van drivers take passengers between the main NHRMC campus and nearby offices. Defensive Driving class is supplied. Valid NC driver license with no violations required. Shuttle drivers can volunteer on either the Cape Fear or New Hanover Campus, transporting patients and visitors from parking lot to entrance. Safe driving class is supplied. Valid NC driver license with no violations required. Eileen McConville: 910-815-5317 OR eileen.mcconville@ nhrmc.org. ACOUSTIC SOUP 7/30, 7pm: Acoustic Soup, an evening of art & music, Live on Grace, 121 Grace St, 910-399-4390. www.liveongrace.com. Art Soup presents Acoustic Soup, featuring Devils Dove, Big Al Hall, Kim Dicso, Jim Ashley and Adam Carswell. Coupled with silent auctions, live painting and an artist area where local artists will sell their creative wares. Art Ball machine will be on site too! $2 suggested donation. Art supplies always accepted as donation. 910-6202047 or www.art-soup.org OLD BALDY LIGHTHOUSE 8/5-7, 10am: Sinbad and his pirate mates aboard the Meka II invade Bald Head Island and battle Blackbeard’s crew. The island is overrun with pirates, music by Rusty Cutlass, parties & food, scalawag

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Theater/Auditions STEEL MAGNOLIAS See page 8. SNEAD’S FERRY COMMUNITY THEATER Snead’s Ferry Community Theater will hold open auditions for the upcoming production, “First Baptists of Ivy Gap,” by Ron Osborne, Thurs., 7/21, and Fri., 7/22, 7pm. At the Sneads Ferry Community

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Center (126 Park Lane). Cast of 6 women needed (20 years or older). Bring a small photograph of yourself. Show dates: 9/9-11, 16-18. Comedy/ drama opens in fellowship hall of a small church in Tennessee, during World War II. Six women gather to roll bandages for the soldiers and plan the church’s 75th anniversary. Irene King: 329-0077 or irenkin9@ embarq.com BIG DAWG PRODUCTIONS 7/28-31, 8/4-7, 11-14—“Moonlight and Magnolias,” a comedy about the golden age of Hollywood and the making of the blockbuster film “Gone with the Wind.” Tickets: $18 GA ($12 Thurs performances) $15 seniors/students. 910-341-7228 or www. bigdawgproductions.org. Cape Fear Playhouse, downtown Wilmington. 613 Castle St. OPERA HOUSE THEATRE CO. Annie, directed and choreographed by Judy Greenhut, 7/22-24 • Hairspray, directed and choreographed by Ray Kennedy, Wed., 8/3-Sun., 8/7; Fri., 8/12-Sun., 8/14; and Fri., 8/19-Sun., 8/21. Performances at 8pm; Sun. matinees, 3pm. Tickets: (910) 632-2285

Opera House Theater Company presents one of their greatest productions of the 2010-11 year with their last run of “Annie.” Directed by Judy Greenhut, the production boasts a host of young talent in the orphans and Annie (Emilia Torello), as well as veteran actors J.R. Rodriguez as Daddy Warbucks and Heather Setzler as Grace Farrell. Tickets are $25, with shows at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

STORYBOOK THEATER The Performance Club Studio Theater presents Storybook Theater! “Pinkalicious” series, 7/23-24; “Dr. Seuss Stories,” 7/30-31, 1pm and 3pm. Tickets on-sale at Learning Express Toys on Military Cutoff Rd. $7/each. Interactive 30 minute shows are ideal for ages 2 and up and includes a cast of Wilmington’s finest young talent! www.performanceclubkids. com or 910-338-3378. OLIVER Brunswick Little Theatre will present the musical favorite “Oliver” at Odell Williamson Auditorium at 7:30pm, 7/29, 30 and 8/5, 6 and at 3pm; 7/31 and 8/7. Tickets: $15/ adults, $10/students 12 and over w/ IDs, $10 Brunswick Community College Staff, and $6 for children under 12. 1-800-7541050, ext. 7416. www.brunswicklittletheatre.

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com. ALL SHOOK UP Thalian Association will hold auditions for the Wilmington premiere of the Elvis Presley musical comedy “All Shook Up” on Mon/Tues, 8/1-2, 7-9:30pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St., downtown Wilmington. Roles for AfricanAmerican and Caucasian teens through 50s. For a complete cast breakdown: www.thalian.org. Please prepare a song to sing a cappella and be prepared to dance (no sandals or flip flops). The production, featuring songs by Elvis Presley and book by Joe DiPietro (Memphis; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), runs at Thalian Hall 9/22-10/2. ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Cape Fear Theatre Arts, in association with Island Passage, presents “Always...Patsy Cline,” by Ted Swindley, 8/4-7 at Thalian Hall Ballroom. More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Feat. “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walking After Midnight” and more! Directed by Justin Smith, with musical direction by Chiaki Ito. Starring Emily Gardenhire as Patsy Cline and Barbara Weetman as Louise Seger. $25. (910) 632-2285 BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATRE CFIFN presents Sunday Cinema exclusively at the Browncoat: Sunday at 7:30pm. Browncoat partners with the Cape Fear Independent Film Network to bring you the finest in independent cinema from around the world. Each week, we will screen a new independent film along with an accompanying short. Admission: $3 and proceeds will benefit local filmmakers and the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival. • Browncoat Jeopardy Trivia: Sunday at 9:30pm. Test your knowledge in Wilmington’s best team trivia experience. No cover charge. Great prizes every week. • Browncoat Karaoke: Fri/Sat/Sun at 10pm for downtown Wilmington’s best karaoke experience. Be a star on our stage with genuine theatre lighting, state of the art equipment and a song list of more than 150,000 songs! No cover! • Guerilla Theatre presents “The Spaghetti Catalyst,” a comedy by Milo Schucavage. 8/11-14 & 18 - 21, at 8pm Tickets are $10 if purchased online or $15 at the door. • Every Wed, 10pm, Open Mic Comedy Night at the Browncoat Pub and Theatre 111 Grace St. Anyone welcome to come out and tell all your best jokes because at this comedy club. You can tell however many jokes you like and stop whenever you like. Hosted by local actor and comedian Kameron King. 910-612-1018. 111 Grace St. 910-341-0001 or browncoattheatre.com. PEFORMANCE ARTIST NIGHT Performing Arts Night 2011, hosted from Carolina Beach Arts and Activities , to provide opportunities for local performing arts to reach the public, 6:309pm, first Fri. of month through October 2011 on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Local talent holds free performances that include acting, singing, various instruments and dancing. People who want to share their talents with our community, contact p.a.n.carolinabeach@gmail.com or Facebook PAN Carolina Beach. Admission always free. PORCH THEATRE CO. Mulligan’s Wake Comedy and dinner theatre: 7/21; 8/4, 6:30pm. Dining audience members are treated like friends and family of Rory Mulligan and are encouraged to be part of the show. Dress up or down for the funeral and be prepared upon arrival to meet a crazy Irish-Catholic family who has all gathered for a final, over-the-top farewell celebration. All shows presented while audiences eat a 3-course meal at Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St. Reservations req., (910)232-6611. www.porchtheatre.com.

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CAPE FEAR THEATRE ARTS “How-to-fall-in-love-in-10-minutes-or-less Play Series,” 10 new plays by local playwrights 7/2731, 8/3-7, 10-14; shows at 8pm, with Sun. at 3pm. Studio Theatre at Thalian Hall! Tickets: www. thalianhall.com or 910-632-2285. $14-$17.

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Crazy Comedy Saturday will feature Hypnotiq and Eli (as seen on the “Monique Show”) and will be hosted by King Rich. $10 early bird tickets through 7/30; $15 thereafter, and $20 at door. Available at Johnson’s Groceries (910-254-0350) and the Wilmington’s Sportsmen’s Club (910-343-8977), 1111Castle St., where the event is held. NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Tickets: $8 adv/$10 day of 7/29-30: Tracy Smith from Comedy Central • 8/5-6 Mike Malone (Last Comic Standing) • 8/12-13 Thai Rivera (Comedy Central) • 8/19 Nutt House Improv Show • 8/20 The Penguin Showcase • 8/26-27: Rick Shapiro (HBO’s Lucky Louie; explicit show!). • Every Wed. Nutt House Improv Troupe, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover charge. Auditions for group held 7/16, 1-3pm. Selected performers askedback to train weekly, working to become a member of Wed. night shows. Call for audition time slots: 251-7881. • Every Thurs. Open Mic Stand Up, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover. • Stand Up Comedy workshops: Learn the art from the stage of Wilmington’s only full time comedy club. A beginners/intermediate class formed every 6 wks, covering basics, incl. public speaking and a comedy showcase in a professional comedy club at end of 6-wk. classes. Ages 16 and up. 910-5205520 for slots. $100/6-wk. commitment. Taught by Timmy Sherrill, club owner/working comedian. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. www. nuttstreet.com. 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN Downtown Sundown takes place in front of Federal Building every Friday throughout the summer. Concerts are free; concessions sold on premise; no coolers, no pets, no chairs. 7/22: Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute • 7/29: Cosmic Charlie: Grateful Dead Tribute • 8/5: Dave Matthews Tribute Band • 8/12: Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute • 8/19: Onward, Soliders KURE BEACH CONCERT SERIES Free Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach, second and fourth Fri. of July/August, 6:30-8:30pm. Blankets/ chairs, and picnics welcome; no pets or beverages. Beverages for sale. www.pleasureislandnc.org. Schedule: 722, Cowboy Chrome (Country Rock and Blues); 8/12, Spare Change (Beach, Classic R&R, Country). 910-458-8434 CF BLUES FESTIVAL 7/29-31: 16th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. Schedule: 7/29, 5:30pm: CF Blues Cruise on Henrietta III riverboat (Water St. at Dock ) when blues soloist Rick Tobey entertains prior to boarding (boards at 7pm; departs at 7:30pm). Cruise down the Cape Fear River and hear three bands on three decks with three cash bars and heavy appetizers. Feat. Rickey Godfrey, Ten Dollar Thrill and Tampa Blue. $49. RSVP: 910-350-8822 or www.wilmingtontickets.com. Post cruise party at Rusty Nail Saloon, 1310 S. 5th St.at 9pm w/The Treblemakers. • 7/30: Free blues workshop at Finkelstein Music, 6 S. Front St., 11am. Raleighbased blues guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Eric Manning will share stories of his adventures and travels, followed by an outdoor set with his band E-Train & The Rusted Rails, who will perform jump blues and rockabilly music at The Cellar (35 N. Front Street). 910-762-5662 • 8pm: Studebaker John and the Hawks at The Rusty Nail. Chicago blues veteran and recording artist. Local favorite Spider Mike Bochey opens. Adv. $8 at www.capefearblues. org or www.wilmingtontickets.com; $10 at door. • 7/31: All-day blues jam at noon under tent at Rusty Nail. Hosted by Cape Fear Blues Society. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. No coolers; no pets allowed. Beverages and food available for sale all day. Musicians can reserve a performance slot: 910-383-1247. The Jam culminates at 6pm with the Finkelstein Music Guitar Giveaway—a Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet guitar ($850 value).Raffle tickets: $1 ea. w/proceeds supporting projects and programs of the Cape Fear Blues Society. POETRY EVENT 7/28, 9pm: Open mic at Bottega Art gallery and Wine Bar is an alternating poetryevent. Every fourth thursday of the month the best and brighest poets perform their craft. Come out and hear the best


families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711. TANGO Classes and social dancing, Fri., Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 7:30-9:30pm. $5 includes beginners’ lesson @ 7:30. • Beginning in August: Sun. classes for beginners/reviewers. 5-wk series, beginning 8/21, 1-2:30pm. $30/series at Ballroom DanceSport. 4523 Franklin Avenue 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

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poets in Southeastern NC. Micswideopen on FB, or call Bottega (910)763-3737. STONE SOUP CONCERTS PRESENTS Stone Soup Concerts is hosting Ken Kolodner and Brad Kolodner (world-class talent on jammered dulclmer, fiddle, banjo, mriba and more!). in concert at Beau Rivage, 7/28, 7:30pm. www. stonesoupconcerts.com. RSVP by 7/20 or event cancelled. SQUIDCO INSTORE CONCERT 8/2, 8pm: Multi-reedist/composer Ken Vandermark and percussionist Tim Daisyembark on a 14 day tour of the United States in support of their new release, “The Conversation” available in early July on Multi Kulti Records. This will be Ken and Tim’s 3rd tour as a duo. and will also mark their 3rd release following 2007?s self release “August Music.” Squidco: 1003 North 4th St. Phillip: zampino@squidco.com WINOCA FEST 8/27, noon-11pm: WinocaFest, a celebration of music, community and culture, at USS NC Battleship Park. Feat. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings w/The Felice Brothers, Those Darlins, Hammer No More the Fingers, Mandolin Orange, Onward, Soldiers and The Old Ceremony. Wide-range of organizations on site to share current projects and to promote socially and environmentally conscious efforts of the Wilmington community. Free space provided to community organizations as a way to highlight and grow support for their creative endeavors. Children under 15, free. Tickest: $30/adv at Gravity Records or on Winoca Record website, www.winocarecords. com. Portion of proceeds will benefit several downtown renewal and beautification projects through the non-profit organization 1,000 People Who Care. WECT SOUNDS OF SUMMER Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation hosts WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts at Wrightsville Beach Park, 321 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy music in the park Thurs, 6:30-8pm; 7/21 and 8/4 (in the event of inclement weather, concert rescheduled for the following Thursday). 910-2567925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com.

Dance FORWARD MOTION DANCE CO. Forward Motion Dance Co performance, 7/28-30, 8pm. Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St. A

special evening of modern-contemporary dance feat. choreography by Tracey Varga w/company dancers and guest performers. Unique premiere works feature a W.F. Bach flute duet performed live by musicians Catherine Starek and Mary Gheen, along with new dances performed to music by the Afro Celt Sound System and a guitar and cello duet by Richard Smith and Julie Adams. Performing “Gravitate” from the 2011 NC Dance Festival, as well as 2010 Dance-a-Lorus piece, presented with a film by Oliver Mellan and music composed and performed live by local blues musician Rick Tobey. Medley of dance and prose celebrating the music and poetry of Bob Dylan, premiered by Tracey Varga in 2004, returns feat. Bonnie Dixon, Kate Muhlstein and Samantha Williams.Tickets: $15 or $12 for seniors, students, children under 12 and NCDA members. 910-341-7860 or www. forwardmotiondance.com. TECHNIQUES IN MOTION Summer 2011 classes and camps: through 7/29. Dance Camps: Mon-Fri,9am-noon.$125/student/ camp. • Classes: Mon-Thurs, afternoons and evenings. Recreational summer programs offer the opportunity to try a new discipline without a full-year commitment, make new friends and stay in shape. Schedules at front desk.799-3223 or via e-mail. 799-3223 or techniquesinmotion.com. ILM SINGLE’S CLUB Music plays 8-11pm. No shorts, miniskirts or denim jeans. 8/5: DJ Robert Clemmons, Am. Legion Post 10, Members $8/guests $10. • 8/12: Family Jams Band, Am. Legion Post 10. Members $10/guests $12. Members $10/guests $12. Ken Batchelor: 392-0718 or wilmingtonsingles.blogspot.com SHAG LESSONS No partner is needed for these lessons that meet on Sun, 5pm. Next session begins Sun., 8/7. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Rec Center at Wrightsville Beach Park. Pre-reg requested. Wrightsville Beach Parks & Rec: 256-7925. OVER 50’S DANCE Over 50’s Dance Tues., 8/9, at the New Hanover Senior Center 7:30-10pm. Live music by Diane & Tony. Couples, singles, and all ages welcome. Admission $5/plus a finger food or 2-liter drink. Canned goods accepted for St. Mary’s Social Ministry Outreach. 805-0992 CONTRA DANCE Tues. night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm. Social dance all levels; singles and couples,

FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHTS Free monthly event feat. downtown galleries, studios and art spaces open after-hours in celebration of art and culture. Dates: 7/22, 6-9pm, fourth Friday of each month. Self-guided tour; exhibitions of all types, opening receptions, demonstrations, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional and non-traditional art-activities. Participants: 621N4TH Gallery, Acme Art Studios, Charles Jones African Art, Bottega Gallery & Art Bar, Burchetta Glassblowing Studio, Caffe Phoenix, Caprice Bistro, The Eclectic, Front Street Glass, Golden Gallery, Gypsy Gina’s, Lovebird Art & Design, New Elements Gallery, Old Books on Front Street, One Wicked Gallery, Opera Room & Gallery, Projekte, Port City Pottery & Crafts, Port City Treasures, River to Sea Gallery, Salon Fringe, Una Luna World Gallery, WHQR Gallery, Wilmington Art Gallery, Wilmington Wine Company. www.wilmingtonfourthfridays.com CALL FOR ARTISTS Artists wishing to participant in the Wilmington Art & Craft Show, 11/26-27, in Wilmington should contact Lynn Wettach at Holiday Art Shows, Inc. lynn@holidayartshows.com. www. HolidayArtShows.com BY THE SEA 7/22-8/20: Trio, feat. Lisa Creed, Susan Mauney & Kathleen Ryall. Reception: 7/22, 6-9pm. Feel the changing moods of Creed’s “Sky & Sea” series, from peaceful tranquility to the turbulence and drama of a coastal storm. Mauney offers a variety of subjects in her distinctive style, including architectural settings, still lifes and figurative studies. Ryall’s delicate porcelain vessels complete the trio, a perfect complement with her classic shapes and beautiful array of colors. www.newelementsgallery. com. 216 N. Front St. WENDY KOWALSKI Wendy Kowalski’s Amplify in the WHQR Gallery. Amplify features visionary figural paintings of contemporary circus aerialists, hoop dancers and trapeze artists in a classical style with concern for movement. Receptions: 7/22, 6-9pm: Feat. popsicles, snowcones, cotton candy, electronic and dub beats by DJ Chris Corsello, and the strength and elegance of pole artist Jamie Poletti; 8/26, Circus Conspiracy Film Clips & Flip Books; and 9/23, Carnival Finale. On display through 10/7. 254 N. Front St. third floor. ZIABIRD Ziabird is hosting Wilmington artist Miles Lewis for a show of original artwork entitled “Sea Creatures,” through 8/31.• Metalsmith, Samantha Barnett of Reborn Designs in Wilmington http:// reborndesignsbysb.com/html/about.html will showcase her collection of enamel and metal jewelry (see attached image) Sat., 7/23, noon-5pm. Lumina Station, 1900 Eastwood Road, Ste. 9. 910-2089650. www.ziabird.com AN EVENING OF AESTHETICS 7/27, 7pm-midnight: An Evening of Aesthetics offers a night of artists, craftsmen, and collectors to come together, hang out, buy art, and have a good old fashioned fun time. With around 20 table vendors selling paintings, jewelry, sculpture,

painted ceramics, photography, and more and live performances by local (and returning) band, Deadly Lo Fi, it is sure to be bigger and better. Open to the general public; $3 admission at door. Complimentary drinks and appetizers be available. Paint-n-Play Ceramics Studio, 1021 S. Kerr Ave, EXHIBIT ON THE COMMONS UNCW Boseman Gallery announces the exhibit Sculpture on the Commons through 7/28. Three outdoor sculptures, created by students in assistant professor Andi Steele’s Intermediate and Advanced Sculpture classes, can be seen on the Campus Commons. Created from a variety of materials, including steel, wood and found objects. The pieces were selected through a juried process by faculty of the UNCW Art & Art History Department, co-sponsors of the exhibit. Shane Fernando: fernandol@uncw.edu or 910.962.7972. WINE AND DESIGN Sip Up—bring wine or beer or beverage of choice, along with a friends, and paint! Wine and Design is a great alternative to the “usual” night out. Weekly sessions with a local artist-instructor available every Wed-Sat, 6:30-8:30pm. Schedule special event, kid’s birthday, fundraiser, corporate team building, shower, or let us come to you with Wine and Design on Wheels. 910-3132600 or wineanddesignwilmington@gmail.com. winanddesignnc.com. 4949 New Centre Dr. CALL FOR ARTISTS Arboretum Stages Show in Autumn Garden SettingArt in the Arboretum, slated for 10/8-9. Dozens of new and returning sculptors, painters and artisans. 6206 Oleander Dr. Arboretum: New Hanover County Cooperative Extension complex. Indoor-outdoor exhibit and sale takes place, 10am4pm, both days and inc. live performances by popular local musicians, artists’ demos and a plant sale to benefit the Ability Garden program. Show planners currently are seeking exhibiting artists, with an emphasis on 3-D pieces in metal, wood, clay, glass and stone. Entry forms will be available in early July. Helps support the Arboretum’s wide range of educational and public service programs. $5 entry, available at the Arboretum. Members and children under 14 are free. (910)798-7670. CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Cape Fear Camera Club presents two exhibits: Capturing the Light, hanging at UNCW Cultural Arts Gallery; UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building. Hangs through 8/11; Mon-Thurs, noon-4pm. • Images of Distinction 2011: Top photographs selected from 2010-11 ribbon winners from Cape Fear Camera Club.Hangs at Caffe Phoenix at 35 N. Front St. through 7/31. USO/COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER GALLERY The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is proud to announce the Community Gallery summer 2011 Gallery Exhibition featuring local artists Niki Hildebrand’s stained glass work. Exhibition runs through 8/27. • Ms. Hildebrand will offer a lecture on the history of glass, how this medium began, different techniques in glass and their use, the making of glass and Hildebrand’s own work as a contemporary artists, Wed.9/21, 10am,. Community Arts Center; lecture is $15. • Classes: Copper Foiling Stained Glass, 8/10. Leaded Lights Stained Glass, 9/21. Classes being offered at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. www.wilmingtoncac.org or 910-341-7860. BOTTEGA EVENTS An Exhibition of Industrial Art: Work by Edgardo Bianchi, Jeff Bridgers, Michelle Connolly, Amy Guthrie, Brandon Guthrie, Clair Hartmann, Dunkin Hill, Charles Kernan, Grey Pascal, Kayla Peterson, Nickolas Phillips, Ryan Stokes, Mark Taylor, Brian Turner and Karen Wiles. Hangs through 7/23. • EVENTS: Mon: Open Paint and Game night • Tues: Starving Artist night • Wed.free weekly wine tastings, 7pm. 7/12: Atlantis Open-Mic night • 7/22: Atomic Line art opening, 6pm (4th Friday Gallery Nights) w/music from Charlie the Horse and Nick White. • 7/28: 4th Thursday Poetry Showcase/Slam. (See music calendar for Bottega’s weekly lineup.) • 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737. bottegagallery.com. PROJEKTE EXHIBIT: “We Wept at the Sea” by New York artist, J. Coleman, 7/20-8/14, w/opening reception scheduled for Fri, 7/22, 6-9pm with light edibles served along with a wine tasting and live music.

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Exhibit through 8/14. EVENTS: Mon/Tues/Sat/Sun: Yoga, PWYC, 6.30-7.30pm. Wed: Figure Drawing, $10/class, 6-8pm. First Wed of each Month: DivaMade Collective, a meet n greet for creative women, 7.30-9.30pm. Every other Thur: UNCW Film Nite, sometimes political, always controversial, 7.30-11pm. Second Sat of each month: The Creative Exchange, local artists sale and swap, 2-5pm. • Every 3rd Friday: Live Bossanova w/Raphael Name, 7p-11p. • Every Fri/Sat: Live Music, 812am. Free unless noted otherwise. 910-763-1197, theprojekte@gmail.com, www.theprojekte.com. 523 S 3rd St.

Museums MARITIME MUSUEM, SOUTHPORT 7/26, 10am-noon: Low Tide River Exploration— Search for seashells, sea glass, pottery shards and learn a little history of Southport and shipwrecks. Meet at Waterfront park pier and wear shoes that can get messy. Free. Ages 6 -12 • 7/28, 10am-noon: Colonial Games—Learn about soldiers’ lives at Fort Johnston and some of the games and activities they would do to pass the time. $3/child. Ages 5-10. • 8/4, 10-11am, ages 36 w/adult; or 11am-noon, ages 6-12. Seaside Container Gardening—Explore our cultural garden, discover plant uses at sea and on land, then plant silver bells in your cockle shells, or any other container you like, such as an old shoe, a tackle box, a bucket or a scuba mask. $3/child. (910) 457-0003, www.ncmaritimemuseums. com. 204 E. Moore St. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ILM Exhibit opening: Forest Friends Toddler Treehouse. Dress up like forest animals and explore the museum’s latest exhibition w/puzzles and challenges. • Mon: Trash to Treasues, 10am; Muddy Buddies, 3:30pm. • Tues: 10am: Leading to Reading Literacy Classes; 3:30 Going Global Cooking Club • Wed. 10am Preschool Science; 3:30pm, Fetch! Challenge. • Thurs: 10am, Cooking Club; 3:30pm, Book Club. • Fri: 10am, Toddler Time; 3:30pm, Adventures in Art. • Sat: 10am, Music Club; 3:30pm, Cardio Class. • Language Immersion Camps: One week, half-day for 3-8 year olds; French or Spanish. Playgroup approach. French: 7/27-7/1, 8:30-noon. Tuition: $160/child/ week sibling discounts available. Enrollment forms: www.accentsonfun.com. • Cotillion: 3-7 yr-olds for fun/interactive way to have good attitudes, respect and consideration for others in everything they do so they will be comfortable and confident in any situation they find themselves. Wed., 4-4:45pm, Through 7/27. Hrs: Mon-Fri., 9am-5pm; Sun., 15pm. 910-763-3387. www.playwilmington.org BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum, 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. NC AQUARIUM

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NEW EXHIBIT! Exotic Aquatics Gallery has added white-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) to its collection.The Exotic Aquatics Gallery traditionally features non-native marine species. Guests can learn more about the life cycle of a jellyfish while viewing these beautiful animals. Exhibit educates public on the importance of well-balanced ecosystems. Invasive species can easily disrupt that balance by cutting off resources to other species, changing the chemical makeup of the water, and ultimately causing a shift in the entire food web. Affects every aspect of the way humans enjoy the ocean, from seafood cultivation to a simple day at the beach. • Events include: Extended Behind the Scenes Tour, Aquarist Apprentice, Behind the Scenes Tours, Dinner with the Fishes, Canoeing the Salt Marsh, Slat Marsh Crabbing, Suf Fishing Workshop. See details online. • Day camps: Coastal Crusaders, 7/18-22, ages 13-14, 8:30am-3pm. By exploring natural environments and participating in Aquarium care, campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share. Activities include canoeing, fishing,

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swimming, and animal care. $260/non-members, or $234/members. Pre-reg all camps. • Night at the Museum: Sat., 7/23, 6-10pm. Find out what it’s like to meet a pirate as Tour Old Wilmington leads you on a flashlight tour. Sit down with Two Sisters Bookery to hear ghost stories of the Cape Fear Coast. Meet nocturnal amphibians and find out what non-nocturnal creatures do at night with the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Dissect an owl pellet and make your own glowing firefly to take home. UNCW Island of Ecology for Educators exposes you to ghost crabs and takes you on a crab walk. Examine live raptors including owls, a hawk and a falcon with the Carolina Raptor Center and more! $5/person; $3/museum members. Memberships available on event day. www.ncaquariums.com. 900 Loggerhead Rd. (910) 458-8257 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

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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. • Story Times designed for younger visitors first and third Mon, 10:30am. $4 per family is charged to cover program costs and includes access to the rest of the Museum. • Museum 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. 910-763-2634 or www.wrrm. org.

From 10 a.m. to noon, the Low Tide River Exploration will be held at Waterfront Park pier in Southport. The museum staff will lead people in a search for seashells, sea glass, pottery shards and more as they learn the history of Southport and its shipwrecks. For ages 6 to 12, the event is free, but dress to get messy. Parental supervision required. Visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com for more information. The museum is located at 204 E. Moore Street.

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LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. www.latimerhouse.org 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 11am5pm, Sat. from 11am-6pm. 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, itfocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. • Summer Jazz Series: Bring blankets or chairs and relax on the lawn! Beverages and gourmet snacks available; donations appreciated. 8/12, 6:30pm: Jack Krupicka and Julie Rehyder. 910-251-3700.

bellamymansion.org. 503 Market St CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Through 2/2012: B.W. Wells: Pioneer Ecologist: Explore the breathtaking nature photography of ecologist B.W. Wells and discover his passion for the flora and fauna of the Lower Cape Fear region. • Through 9/5: Pirates: Welcome to a world of swashbucklers, scallywags, and scurvy sea dogs. Encounter pirates of the New World—a motley mob that ruled the waters from the Carolinas to the Caribbean. Meet Stede Bonnet and, aye, Blackbeard himself. Play pirate games, learn to speak like a pirate, and uncover a rich buried treasure of pirate facts and fiction.Free w/admission. • 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. • New Hanover County Resident’s Day: Residents admitted free first Sun. ea. mo. • Learning Center: Pirates Invasion, 7/30, 1-4pm; ages 5 to 12 (parents must attend); free w/admission. Discover the world of pirates as you make and hoist your own Jolly Roger, get a pirate tattoo, and make a Lego pirate ship. • Dynamic Dinosaurs, 8/13, 20, 27, 1-4pm, ages 5-12. Free w/admission. Dinosaurs big and small, come meet them all! From the Apatosaurus to the Velociraptor, explore bones, teeth and skin casts of creatures long extinct. Investigate “living fossils” and make a skeletal “dino” model to take home. • Cape Fear Skies: 8/21: Star Light, Star Bright, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. Free w/admission. Journey into the night sky to explore star characteristics. • Night at the Museum, 7/23, 6-10pm. How do fireflies glow in the dark? $3/members; $5/nonmembers; Memberships available on event day. • Summer camps: Half day explorations of regional history and science, ages 5-12.$70/members or $90/non-members. RSVP: 910-798-4362. • Astro Adventures, ages 9-10, 7/25-29, 9am-noon. Journey through the cosmos by visiting planets, stars, and other celestial objects in our Starlab planetarium. Design and test your own model rocket, build a planisphere, and investigate what makes up a comet. • Museumology, ages 11-12, 8/1-5, 9am-noon. From selecting artifacts to telling their stories, develop and showcase your behind-the-scenes knowledge. Finish week w/exhibit opening to share your creation with family and Museum visitors.Summer Shorts—Hands-on adventures for groups of 10 or more children, ages 5-14. $5. 60-minute programs available through 8/5: Eco-Adventures, Start Search, Pirates, Ahoy, and Dino-mite! 7/20, 22, 26, 27 and 30, and 8/2, 3, 5, 9:30am, 11am and 1pm. RSVP: 910-798-4367. • Hours: 9am-5pm, Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367 CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: State of the Art/Art of the State, Hughes Wing through 10/30. Focuses on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina.Provides participating artists equal opportunity to meet a significant curator working in the field of contemporary art today and have their work seen by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections & Exhibitions at the Solomon

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Lectures/Readings WILD BIRD AND GARDEN LECTURE 7/23, 9:15-10:30am: Join Wild Bird & Garden as Charley Winterbauer, President of the Cape Fear Audubon Society, explains how a rewards system has been set up for all those who keep bird friendly backyards. Beside Temptations Everyday Gourmet (in New Hanover Center). Jill Peleuses: wildbirdgardeninc@gmail.com. WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPEAKER SERIES 7/28, 11:30am: Women in Business Speaker Series with Stefanie Zizzo, Career/Life Coach, Author & Speaker .Each month, a woman speaker is brought in to share expertise and provide insight to local Women In Business. jenna@mccoll-associates. com. www.mccoll-associates.com/wibjuly FACT OR FICTION FRIDAY 7/29, 8/19, 2pm: Fact or Fiction Friday is your chance to meet local authors and ask questions about writing and publishing. Today’s guest is Wanda Canada, author of the mystery novels Island Murders (2001) and Cape Fear Murders (2003). Both books are available at New Hanover County Public Library and local bookstores. The free program is at Myrtle Grove Library, 5155 S. College Rd. 910-798-6328. COFFEE TALK New Hanover County Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley invites local community to a “Coffee Talk” to discuss issues facing the district for the 2011-12 school year. With the growing challenges in education, this open forum allows parents to speak directly w/Dr. Markley about their concerns. Sponsored by Port City Java, Coffee Talk will be held across the district. Scheduled on Tues. at 7:30am: 8/2, Mosley Performance Learning Center Library, 1805 S. 13th Str; 8/9, Ashley High School Cafeteria, 555 Halyburton Memorial Pwy; 8/16, Holly Shelter Middle School Cafeteria, 3921 Roger Haynes Dr., Castle Hayne. Valita Quattlebaum: (910) 254-4221. GOING GREEN ENVIRO BOOK CLUB Cape Fear’s Going Green is sponsoring a new book club to encourage discussion of environmental topics, meeting the first Tues. ea. month at Old Books on Front Street. Next meeting: 8/2 to discuss “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years On Earth, Mark Hertsgaard, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.” Future meeting dates: 9/6, 10/4, 11/1 and 12/1. Upcoming titles posted: www. goinggreenpublications.com/calendar.html PARENTING BOOK CLUB A new book club is forming with a focus on enhancing family life through an exploration of the science behind child development. Meetings held the first Thurs. ea. month, 6-7pm. Old Books on Front St. Objective is to engage the community in meaningful discussion about ways to foster healthy family living and to inspire personal growth and connection. Jessica: 336-420-2887 or jesscooper1@yahoo.com

Classes/Workshops ESTEE LAUDER BEAUTY CLASS 7/21-22, 10am-5pm: The Estee Lauder Summer Ultimate Beauty Class. Schedule a free appointment and learn the tips and techniques to make your summer look spectacular. RSVP: Estee Lauder at Belk: 392-1440 ext. 266. Independence Mall off Oleander Dr. BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT Sign up for the “Build-A-Boat” event at CFCC, 7/23, downtown Wilmington. As part of the 2011 CFCC Boat Show, teams of amateur boat builders spend a day with an experienced boat builder to build a full size row boat in just one day. No previous experience is necessary and participants get to keep the boat when they are finished. Registration costs $450/team and pre-reg rq. Each team must have a minimum of two people, but four people are recommended. All proceeds benefit student scholarships. (910) 362-7403 or http://cfcc.edu/ martech/boatshow. E-READER WORKSHOP 7/26, 8/23, 6pm: Learn how to download free

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digital content to your eReader (Nook or Sony Reader), iPod, MP3 player, Blackberry, iPad, or Android! NHCPL Business Reference Librarian Susan Wood will demonstrate how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks from the NC Digital Library. Free workshop! Main Library, 201 Chestnut St., downtown ILM. Space limited, so preregister using library’s online calendar. 910-798-6353 or sdwood@nhcgov.com. ILM REGIONAL HEALTH/SAFETY SCHOOL Established in 1950, the Wilmington Regional Health and Safety School is a non-profit organization committed to bringing important safety and health information to the public. 61st annual Wilmington Regional Safety and Health School takes place on 7/27-29 at Best Western Coastline Inn, downtown. Great opportunity for employers and employees in many industries to learn about safety and health in the workplace. Attendees will receive10 hours of MESH credit; hosts the region’s largest Safety Expo. Mini social on Wednesday night, a Moonlight Shrimp-A-Roo Cruise on Thursday, and more speakers on Friday. Guest speakers include NC Department of Labor Commission, Cherie K. Berry and the CH2Mhill staff. www.wilmingtonsafetyschool.com TAI CHI Tai Chi, Mon., 6:30pm, Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 S. 17th St. Taught by Karen Vaughn, LAC, 3rd gen. Tien Shan Pai disciple. $15/class. (910) 392-0870 FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER SEMINAR Miller Motte College will host a free “First Time Home Buyer Seminar,” sponsored by Envision Mortgage. Learn everything about how to find a home with the features you want and how you can find home financing that agrees with your budget and lifestyle. Drinks and door prizes. Register: 910-509-2030. Seating limited. miller-motte.edu. 5000 Market St

Clubs/Notices NC WRITERS’ NETWORK Wilmington Coastal Area Writing Group, 7/20, 1pm. TBA where. Planning meeting for the organization of a Wilmington coastal area writing group based on interest. The group will choose a place to meet that is central to all those who plan to attend. Not necessary to be published to join; Concentrate on fiction writing. Christine Parker at Christineparker999@gmail.com. • Food for Thought, first/third Sun., 3-5pm. Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Ave., continues the wildly successful food drive known as “Food for Thought,” sponsored by Grandmothers for Peace. Bring

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on site to protect ID and rid old documents. Bring a few can goods to support the local food banks. Free, open to public. 910-253-0699 WWII GROUP MEETING The brutal and infamous Rape of Nanking, perpetuated by Japanese invaders on the Chinese people in December 1937, will be discussed, 7/22, at NC’s World War II Remembered Group. New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd. 9:30am refreshments/fellowship; 10am meeting. Open to public. Dr. Yexin Chin, UNC Wilmington associate professor of history, will lead the discussion about the war’s most savage atrocity. The Imperial Japanese Army massacred several hundred thousand civilians and prisoners of war, and raped up to 80,000 women. Denials and attempts to rewrite history have persisted. John Nelson: fjn39@ec.rr.com or 399-7020. CAPE FEAR ROWER CLUB Cape Fear River Rowing Club’s classes for beginners: Two, three-hour morning sessions, from 8-11am, on Sat/Sun. Students will become familiar with the boats and equipment, learn proper technique on a rowing machine, and then experience on-the-water rowing instruction. No previous rowing experience is necessary, but students must know how to swim. 7/23-24. ILM Marine Center, 3410 River Rd. $60/two sessions. Limited to five students. Reg: Morris Elsen, morris. elsen@gmail.com. 910-343-3381. FREE TEA DAY McAlister’s Deli will have “Free Tea Day” on 7/28, as part of their 2011 Beverage of Summer promotion, the search for Tea Town USA. Local Parks & Rec Dept. stands to win big if Wilmington wins. McAlister’s will again use its sizable Tea Freaks Facebook fan base in conjunction with in-restaurant promotional materials to have guests vote online at www.teatownusa.com for their town to win the illustrious title of Tea Town USA. Guests can “earn” their town an additional two points per day by checking in through a smartphone in restaurant and by uploading a snapshot to the weekly photo challenges. The top 10 towns will win donations for their town’s chosen nonprofit organization. Up to $7,500 will be donated to the Parks & Rec Dept if ILM wins. On 7/28, free 32 oz. glass of their famous sweet tea with no purchase necessary. McAlister’s also will announce upgraded premium ingredients throughout its menu. www.mcalistersdeli.com. DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER 7/28, 10am-2pm: 21st anniversary of the Signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA),19902011. VFW Post 2573, 2722 Carolina Beach Rd. Visit with agencies and businesses that provide services to people with disabilities in our community view the Hall of Fame of famous people with disabilities, learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act, enjoy music, raffles, refreshments and more! Leigh Muscle: 910-815-6618

Cape Fear Community College will host their boat show on the 23rd at CFCC downtown Wilmington. Their will be a Build A Boat arm to the show, where folks can build a full-sized row boat in a day. Participants get to keep the boat when they’re finished, too! It’s $450 to register a team with a minimum of two people. All proceeds benefit student scholarships! Also as part of the show: kids model boat-building, vendors and boat shop tours! http://cfcc.edu/martech/boatshow. a canned good or nonperishable food item and choose free books (publishers’ advanced copies)! We have fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books available. All food is delivered to local food banks. www.ncwriters.org SUMMER OPEN HOUSE Looking for the great house under $120K? Come to our Open House to get information and talk to lenders, builders and realtors., Thurs, 7/21, 3-7pm. Bolivia Office Suites, downtown Bolivia, a block from Bolivia Elementary School. Free food, great prizes, Kids Korner and more. Come early to get your free mortgage credit report. Shredder truck

I AM MY SISTER’S KEEPER Women of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 7500 Carolina Beach Rd. Second annual “I Am My Sister’s Keeper” Women’s Conference, focusing on promoting a “healthier lifestyle,” 9am-noon, Sat., 7/30; concludes Sun, 7/31, w/3pm service. Featured presenters and topics for Saturday: Ms. Juanita Akinleye, RN, “Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management” and Dr. R. Todd Shaver “Eight Weeks To Wellness.” Sunday: guest speaker Rev. Patricia Freeman, Pastor, Bethel AME Church along with the choir and congregation. Door prizes from area businesses awarded. Sis. Ann Freeman: 910-452-3818 or wbingy617@gmail.com. ALBERT SCHWEITZER HONORS The Honors Scholars Program and Randall Library at UNCW seek nominations from the Cape Fear region for the 2011 Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar Award. Program recognizes recipient’s contributions to the region and/or communities within region. Award recipients exemplify the attributes and ideals of Nobel laureate Albert Schweitzer by making a difference in the areas of medicine, music or humanitarian efforts and reflecting his philosophy of “reverence for life.” Send an e-mail with the nominee’s name and contact info, your own contact info and a brief description of the nominee’s contributions to the community and region to honors@uncw.edu. Deadline: 8/5. 910-962-4181.


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