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What’s inside this week

concert tickets


Want to see the best in music at Myrtle Beach’s House of Blues? Wilmington’s Soapbox Laundro Lounge? Or UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium? Visit,, to enter one of our many concert contests, and try for a chance to score tickets to area shows!

ever seen a steamroller print art? Well, now’s your chance. Jennifer page welcomes back her annual Big Block party, where print artists showcase their talents, and a festival takes place along Carolina Beach Boulevard this saturday. Check out all the happenings, thanks to Lauren Hodges, and all art work printed that day will be for sale as well!

late-night funnies

“There’s speculation that the 1,000-point drop in the Dow may have been sparked by a typo, where someone entered ‘billion’ instead of ‘million’ on a trading order. Economists are saying a single letter hasn’t caused this many problems since the letter ‘Dubya.’”—Jimmy Fallon “This oil spill in the Gulf is affecting everybody. In fact, when I went to lunch this weekend and ordered the sea bass, they asked if I wanted it regular or unleaded.”—David Letterman “The oil company said it was the rig company’s fault. The rig company said it was Halliburton. And somehow, each time they passed the blame, Goldman Sachs made a hundred million dollars.”—Bill Maher “The birth control pill turned 50 today. And ‘But I thought you were on the pill’ turned 49 and a half.”—Jimmy Kimmel

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Wanna know what’s in encore for the week each Wednesday it’s published? Listen to Shea Carver on the Penguin 106.7, with Glenn every Wednesday morning at 9:15. They’ll keep you informed first on what’s happening in the Port City—followed by great music, too.

EDITORIAL: Editor-in-ChiEf: Shea Carver ChiEf Contributors: Adrian Varnam, Gwenyfar Rohler, Anghus Houvouras, Carolyna Shelton, MJ Pendleton, Claude Limoges, Jay Schiller, Lauren Hodges, Tiffanie Gabrielse, Tom Tomorrow, Chuck Shepherd, Chirstina Dore, The Cranky Foreigner and Lisa Hunyh

news & views.............. 4-6 4 live local campaign: Gwenyfar talks to the founders of Buy Local ILM.

5 the cranky foreigner: He’s pledging allegiance to Goldman Sachs...

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

artsy smartsy .............. 8-21 10 art: Lauren Hodges tackles our cover story of the week (see black box).

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

12-13 film: Tiffanie continues her quest to find a love story she actually likes in Letters to Juliet; Anghus gives a thumbs up to Iron Man 2.

15-17 music: Adrian Varnam interviews Charlie Featured left: “The Carolina Bays, an Unsolved Mystery of Cosmic proportion,” Jennifer page 2009, relief print on fabric 4 x 8.

Mars in preview of upcoming Soapbox show; Shea Carver reveals the schedules for upcoming summer concert series about town.

18-21 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.

living it up locally

Stay tuned! We have a great summer contest coming up, allowing readers an opportunity to win a staycation in downtown Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach or Ocean Isle! Check out our upcoming May editions for more information. Local businesses who wish to sponsor Living It Up Locally should contact John Hitt or Kris Beasley at (910) 791-0688 for more information!

pRODucTIOn AnD ADvERTIsIng: Art dirECtor Sue Cothran AdvErtising sAlEs: John Hitt: Downtown, Carolina Beach Kris Beasley: Wrightsville Beach, N. Wilmington Shea Carver: Midtown, Monkey Junction Promotions mAnAgEr: John Hitt distribution: Reggie Brew, John Hitt

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encore exchange........ 1x-20x 2x community event Queer on Their Feet kicks off the Frank Harr Foundation’s Family Fest 2010.

3-17x classifieds: Let our classifieds help you sell or buy a home or a car. Crossword on page 12.

19x pet of the week: Find out what animals need adopting and other breeds for sale.

KIDZink always accepts submissions! To have your child’s/classroom’s art work, writings, poetry, photography, and creative submissions printed, e-mail by the 25th of every month, at the very latest! KIDZink comes out the first week of every month!

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22-25 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide, and read about our featured restaurant of the week.

26 fact or fiction: Claude Limoges continues her ongoing fictitious series, An Involuntary Intimate.

28-34 calendar/’toons/corkboard: Find out where to go and what to do about town with encore’s calendar; check out Tom Tommorow and encore’s annual ‘toons winner, Jay Schiller; read the

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Live Local. Live Small. Buy Local ILM keeps more money, personalized service in our community


uy Local ILM is a local movement to educate people about their spending habits. No, the Live Local columnist (me) did not start it. I got a chance to sit down and talk with Gayle Tabor and Jenn Beddoe this past week to find out the background on Buy Local ILM. According to Gayle she bought a book at a local bookstore last year, and included with the receipt was a slip of paper marked with the following: “Did you know that when you spend $1 at a chain/big-box store 80¢ leaves our community? (Packaging, transportation, material purchased overseas, national advertising— not local publications/newscasts, corporate salaries and expenses etc.) “But, when you spend a $1 at a small, locally owned business, 70¢ stays in our

by: Gwenyfar Rohler community?) (Local wages, local advertising in local periodicals and local news, rent paid to local landlords, less packaging and transportation, fewer purchases overseas, more locally produced products, etc.)” She used it as a bookmark while reading her book and then, being an avid Twitter fan, she began tweeting it over a six-month period. Then, last fall she tweeted: “Is there a buy local campaign?” Someone got in touch and mentioned the 3/50 Project (the350project. net), a nationally known project whose mission is to strengthen independent businesses that have a store for operations and offer face-to-face consumer help, also known as a “brick and mortar business.” Gayle and

Jenn own a local soap manufacturing company named “Glynne Soaps” ( Though the message of 3/50—to support locally owned independents—resonated with them, as a local manufacturer, without a bricks-and-mortar retail location, it would not include them. Then, Joan Loch from Crescent Moon ( in the Cotton Exchange got in touch and said she was interested in starting a buy-local campaign that included manufacturers and non-brick-and-mortar retailers. Together, they started a Facebook page (facebook/buylocalILM), and, well, as my dear friend Arlo Guthrie likes to say, “If you have three people, you’ve got a movement.” In October they had their first organizational meeting and set their primary goal to promote local spending during the holiday season. “We are primarily an educational group,” Gayle says. “We are not a political organization. We want people to think about [questions like] Where did [a product] come from and what am I supporting? What is local? . . . Honestly, this can mean many things to many people. Buy Local ILM chose the FAA airport designator ‘ILM,’ basically, so people would know that if ILM is [their] local airport, then we consider [them] local,” Gayle clarifies. Buy Local ILM is in the process of becoming a nonprofit membership-based organization. So far the only fund-raising the group has engaged in is the sale of Buy Local ILM stickers for $1 apiece. Money goes to defraying the cost of the Web site and funding future programs. Stickers may currently be purchased at Crescent Moon in the Cotton Exchange, downtown Wilmington; Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen at 420 Eastwood Road; Oleander Produce at 5725 Oleander Drive; and from Glynne’s Soaps at the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Buy Local ILM has a Web site under con-

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ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: Two local merchants, Gayle Tabor and Joan Loch, decided to set a precedent to encourage consumers to buy local, and so they started the Buy Local ILM project last year.

struction (, designed by, which they hope to have live by the end of May. Updates and more will be offered to locals wishing to become a part of the movement. Gwenyfar is the author of The Promise of Peanuts: A Real Life Fairy Tale About a Man, a Village, and the Promise That Bound Them Together. Available at; profits benefit Full Belly Project.

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I Pledge Allegiance... Goldman Sachs!


s the Cranky Foreigner, I often ponder becoming the Cranky American citizen. I guess thoughts of putting my hand on the Bible found its way into my dreams. “Goldman Sachs!” I protested. “What about the flag and all that?” “OK!” The judge was getting irritated. “Will you settle for `I pledge allegiance to Monsanto’?” At that point, I woke up. In a cold sweat, I might add. I guess I had already been thinking about this a while ago. When I was back in the home country. I saw a slightly corny painting with the kinds of images that reminded me of why I loved my old country. They made me think of all the people who had made considerable personal sacrifice because of that rather quaint, oldfashioned emotion. The rather awkward piece of art had aweinspiring geography, hardworking people of the land and sea, standing on the side of opportunity and justice for all. These images were crammed, almost laughably into this painting. Yet, 45 years later, it hit the

by: The Cranky Foreigner same chord deep in my soul, and I knew that this was my homeland and why I would always go to the mat for it. That chord, in the hearts of young Americans and people choosing to come here, is a force that we should ignore at this nation’s peril. Right now, we routinely call on our fellow citizens to put themselves in harm’s way on the other side of the planet, to “protect our way of life.” Soon, most Americans will be asked to make real financial sacrifices to save this country from economic collapse. But, what if the question starts to get murmured: “Whose country is it anyway? If I make these sacrifices, and get my legs blown off, or agree that I will have to pay serious taxes to save this country, who ends up with the title? Am I prepared to get killed so that Wal-mart is free to take Dad’s job and send it to China? And Citibank is free to

foreclose on Uncle Larry?” America, don’t take this too lightly. Love of country is a powerful force, but if it’s just an emotion that lets

Fox News sell ads for some dishes with a picture of an eagle clutching the Constitution in his talons, then it will not end well. Love of country will get us through hell and high water if it is not used cynically by those who assume

that it is a bottomless well. Our “Greatest Generation” is getting old and out of focus. They didn’t raise the flag at Iwo Jima or claw their way up the spine of Italy for the Rockefellers and Carnegies. They did it so the swastika wouldn’t be raised over the Post Office in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. They did it so that “community organizing” wouldn’t be considered a crime. So, unless we want the judge to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth when future Americans pledge allegiance, we had best start asking the question—when we put our hands over our hearts and face the flag—who owns the country for which it stands? “We the People” or the Fortune 500? “I pledge allegiance to...“ Fill in the blank.

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to ceremonially hip-bump a teammate. Two North Carolina surgeons were issued official “letters of concern” in January for a 2008 incident in which they performed a C-section on a woman who was not pregnant. (They relied on an intern’s confused diagnosis and followed an ultrasound with no heartbeat and several obviously failed attempts to induce labor.)

dents’ removing state highway signs pointing to the town, hoping that outsiders will get lost enroute and give up the quest. It limits its population to about 1,500 by officially fixing the number of municipal water hookups at 580, but in April, one of the meters became available when the city purchased a residential lot to convert to a park. The meter was to be sold at a May auction, with a minimum bid of $300,000.

Alcohol Was Involved The Wonder Drug: Donald Wolfe, 55, was charged with public drunkenness in March in Brookville, Pa., after neighbors spotted him giving, as he described it, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a roadkill possum along Route 36. A 62-year-old man suffered second-degree burns after launching himself on a makeshift, rocket-powered sled in Independence Township, Mich., in January. Witnesses said he put on a helmet, then strapped a contraption consisting of a motorcycle muffler, a pipe, gunpowder, match heads and gasoline on his back, and had someone light the wick to send him blasting through the snow.

Chuck Shepherd digs up the strangest of the strange in world news

LEAD STORY Briton Robert Dee, feeling humiliated at being called the “world’s worst tennis pro” by London’s Daily Telegraph (and other news organizations) sued the newspaper for libel last year. After taking testimony in February 2010, the judge tossed out the lawsuit in April, persuaded by Dee’s having lost 54 consecutive international tour matches (all in straight sets). Fearful of an opposite result, 30 other news organizations had already apologized to Dee for disparaging him, and some even paid him money in repentance, but the Telegraph had stood its ground (and was, of course, humble in victory, titling its story on the outcome, “’World’s Worst’ Tennis Player Loses Again”). The Continuing Crisis Mexican police, raiding a suspected hideout of drug kingpin Oscar Nava Valencia in the city of Zapopan in December, found the expected items (weapons, drugs, cash) but also 38 gold- or silver-plated guns emblazoned with ornate designs and studded with diamonds, which it placed on public display in May. Included were seven bejeweled assault weapons. In war-torn Gaza, with little relief from the tedium of destruction and poverty, the Medi-

terranean Sea offers some relief, especially for about 40 people who belong to the Gaza Surf Club, riding waves on secondhand, beaten-down boards. While the waves might not be as challenging as those in Huntington Beach, Calif., the surfers nonetheless must be skilled enough to avoid the estimated 60 million liters of raw sewage that Gaza city, with no practical alternative, has routinely emptied into the sea. An April ABC News TV report featured a Westford, Mass., couple as the face of the “radical unschooling” philosophy, which challenges both the formal classroom system and home schooling. Typically, home-schooling parents believe they can organize their kids’ educations better than schools can, but “unschoolers” simply put kids on their own, free to decide by themselves what, or whether, to learn any of the traditional school subjects. There is no punishment, no judgment, no discipline. The key, said parent Christine Yablonski, “is that you’ve got to trust your kids.” For example, “If they (decide that they) need formal algebra understanding ... they’ll find that information.” Bolinas, Calif., north of San Francisco, is famously reclusive, even to the point of resi-

Uh-Oh! A recent French documentary in the form of a TV show called “Game of Death” mimics the notorious 1950s human-torture experiments of Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram, who would coax test subjects to administer increasingly painful jolts of electricity to strangers to assess their obedience to an “authority figure,” even if contrary to their own moral codes. As in Milgram’s experiments, the Game of Death “victims” were actors, unharmed but paid to scream louder with each successive “shock.” According to a BBC News report, 82 percent of the game’s players were willing torturers, a higher percentage than Milgram found, but the TV show’s subjects had greater encouragement, cheered on by a raucous studio audience and a glamorous hostess. According to an April lawsuit filed by an employee of the five-star Ritz-Carlton resort in Naples, Fla., the hotel complied with a February request by a wealthy British traveler that, during their stay, his family not be served by “people of colour” or anyone who spoke with a “foreign accent.” The hotel has apologized to the employee, but denied that it had complied with the traveler’s request. (Lawyers for the employee told the Associated Press that nine witnesses and a copy of a computer entry prove their claim.) Good News/Bad News: Based on April federal indictments of organized crime members in New York and New Jersey, it appears that any “glass ceiling” to management in the exclusively male Gambino family has been cracked in that at least one woman, Suzanne Porcelli, 43, was indicted among the 14 family members and associates. However, the Gambino “farm system” is apparently weak, in that with the imprisonment of John Gotti and other experienced capos, the organization appears headed in historically unfamiliar directions, most notably in child prostitution. Until now, even the most vicious of Mafiosi historically, heroically, protected women and children from the families’ “business.” Oops! Spectacular Errors: Milton High School beat Westlake, 56-46, for the Georgia 5A boys’ basketball championship in March. Westlake’s chances evaporated during the pre-game warm-ups, when their Georgia-player-of-the-year candidate Marcus Thornton was forced to sit after spraining his ankle leaping

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Least Competent Criminals Overconfident “Artists”: Clair Arthur Smith, 42, of Cape Coral, Fla., was charged with forgery in May after he allegedly tried to doctor the amount of a check he had received from Bank of America. Converting the “$10.00” check to $100, or even $100,000, would seem plausible, but Smith tried to deposit the check into his account after he had marked it up to “$269,951.00.” A 17-year-old was arrested in College Station, Texas, in January and charged with trying to pass a homemade $5 bill at a restaurant. Police said the bill’s front and back had been computer-scanned and then pasted together but that the front of the bill was longer than the back. A News of the Weird Classic (May 2000) Among the ill-fated public relations moves by the Brown & Williamson tobacco company to counteract the industry’s cascading legal problems in the year 2000 were these automated telephone announcements for 800-number callers (according to an April 2000 New York Times story): a male chorus serenading callers with, “Oooh, the tobacco plant is a lovely plant / Its leaves so broad and green / But you shouldn’t think about the tobacco plant / If you’re still a teen,” and an earlier message featuring a sexy male voice intoning, “Brown & Williamson Tobacco is in love. We’re a giant corporation, and you make us feel like a little kitten.” “Thank you, lover.” (Are you ready for News of the Weird Pro Edition? Every Monday at and Other handy addresses: WeirdNews at earthlink dot net, http://www., and P.O. Box 18737, Tampa FL 33679.) Read News of the Weird daily at Send your Weird News to or P.O. Box 18737, Tampa Florida, 33679.

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Keep on Rolling: The Big Print Block Party comes back at Carolina Beach


he first steamroller printmaking event to occur in the Southeast took place last year, in the spring of 2009. Using a 3-ton steamroller as a printing press, 13 four-by-eight-foot woodcuts were smashed onto hemp muslin fabric. The party was a big success, thanks to the help from press masters Mike Houston and Martin Mazorra of Cannonball Press in New York City. Jennifer Page at Cape Fear Press organized the event and couldn’t wait to try it again this summer. “The expertise of Mike and Martin really got things rolling smoothly,” she says, no pun intended. “Everyone involved was really impressed at the quality of the prints that were pulled that day.”

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Page points out the difficulty of producing quality work in such an atmosphere. “It was all happening under pretty crude conditions, as opposed to the very controlled environment of the print studio with a precision press,” she says. The lot of artists that showed up to last year’s event were just as eager as Page to try it again. Learning from their experience, Page says that they all seem ready to bring new knowledge and skill to the second annual Big Print Block Party. “I think the artists really enjoyed the collaborative aspect of the printing and showing part of the process to the public,” she says. There is something truly unique about the instant-art aspect—almost a performance of sorts that really amps up the entertainment value of these shows. “There is that culmination and gratification you get when you finally peel up the print from the block or plate, especially having shared it with the public,” she says. And for the audience, the real thrill was witnessing the production. “We could tell

BIG WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING... The Big Print Block Party returns, featuring a live steamroller, art-making event and festival this Saturday.

they enjoyed it, too, because they literally applauded when the prints were revealed,” she recalls. “Visual artists don’t get to experience this often.” As exciting as it sounds, planning an event like this takes work—planning for months in advance, even. Materials have to be ordered ahead of time, so commitment from the artists is crucial. Aside from the people and materials needed, Page had to go through some considerable red tape, too. She had to get approval from the Carolina Beach Town Council to shut down Cape Fear Boulevard for the spectacle. But it was the success of last summer which made it easy to convince the board. “They seemed pretty happy with last year’s event,” she revealed. “All the artists are helping to get the word out, and with the success of last year, we are expecting an even better public turn-out this year.” Those who didn’t show up last year are

in for a whole new visual art experience. Printers will be pressing their blocks at all hours. Two printers will be stationed at the four-by-eight-foot blocks using large rubber rollers. The print is made by placing the block face-up on the road, covered with fabric and a large felt. The steamroller is then driven forward to make the imprint on the fabric. “Our goal is to pull three prints from each block,” Page says. Aside from the steamrolling, the event is planned to celebrate the art of printmaking in general. Artists and crafters will be displaying and selling art all day. The post-printing reception at Le Soleil will go from 4-7pm, where all of the Big Prints will be hung on display and available for purchase. Page also announces that there will be a free art booth for kids, hosted by Kristin Gibson and Virginia Holman. The non-profit organization Kids Making It will also have a booth for woodworking demos and making name plaques for kids. The event is free and open to the public. Come one, come all.

OPEN NOW! Fresh from the Farm 1701 Wrightsville Ave 910 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm 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. Currently, Artfuel, Inc. will showcase We’re Up & Running Again. Artists Include: Nicolle Nicolle, Michelle Connolly and Eli Thompson. The show will hang for eight weeks!

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

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

New Elements Gallery 216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment “Across Time,” featuring the works of Wilmington artists Fritzi Huber and Dina Wilde-Ramsing, combines clay and fiber to give us contemporary interpretations of the past. The archeological/anthropological nature of Wilde-Ramsing’s sculptures are juxtaposed with Huber’s handmade paper, the deckled edges a reminder of ancient remnants, such as a shard or piece of fresco wall. Acknowledged as one of Wilmington’s premier art and craft galleries, New Elements offers a wide variety of work by regional and nationally recognized artists. Located in historic downtown Wilmington since 1985, New Elements Gallery features original paintings and prints, as well as sculpture, contemporary craft, jewelry, and custom framing. New Elements Gallery also offers art consultation services and is committed to helping you find the unique piece of art that represents your style best.

pattersonbehn art gallery 511 1/2 Castle Street • (910) 251-8886 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm (Winter: closed Monday) pattersonbehn will be featuring the work of Michelle Connolly. Michelle is a remarkably, prolific artist who has managed to stay connected to her inner child by channeling it through her artwork. Though so much of her work comes from her personal memories and her very active imagination- there is also a strong sense of depth and maturity to many

of her pieces. The gallery also carries works by Bob Bryden, Virginia Wright-Frierson, Rachel Kastner, Pam Toll, and Katherine Webb, as well as a large selection of works on paper in numerous media.

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

Wilmington Art Association Gallery 616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 This month the Wilmington Art Gallery, 616-B Castle St. is featuring Barbara Tuzzeo’s colorful paintings entitled “Le Fleur du Monde.” Please stop by to admire and also purchase her work and the “wearable art” in the center section of the gallery. You may find the perfect piece of jewelry, scarves, handbags, t-shirts, etc., for yourself or as a gift.

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Over-the-Top, Silly Love: Letters to Juliet indulges fanciful hearts


love visiting my Aunt Carol’s house. Like many old school Sicilians, she makes her own red sauce, and it’s practically law that the family helps. My family is literally off the boat. With wine (for drinking and as an ingredient), fresh tomatoes, sugar, thyme and rosemary sprawled everywhere, nothing prepares me for summer like my family’s cooking. “Tiffanie,” my aunt began. Her Sicilian manner floated in the air and seasoned her cooking. “Your cousin says you like to be too rough on love stories.” Assuming she was referring to my Nicholas Spark’s reviews, I defended my position. “Auntie Carol, I’m not rough. I’m intolerant. I don’t like portrayals of love that are unrealistic. It’s silly, annoying, and it makes me feel like those who are watching it are being taken for a fool.” “Love is over the top,” she retorted. “It is silly. It is annoying, and to fall in love, you have to allow yourself to be a fool.” She handed me more tomatoes to cut. “Go see something else. You think about

by: Tiffanie Gabrielse

Letters to Juliet Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal and Vanessa Redgrave

HHH H H what I said and you’ll like it better.” With that, she slapped my hand, playfully, with her wooden spoon. “And don’t be too rough with the tomatoes, huh!” With her orders—not advice—prevalent in mind, I ventured to fair Verona where we lay our scene. In Letters to Juliet, Amanda Seyfried plays Sophie, a good girl who hopes to rise up from a hopeful, yet meek, fact-checker for The New Yorker magazine. She dreams to become a professional writer while engaged to Victor (Gael García Bernal), a young business man with no redeeming qualities. As the couple embark on an intended pre-honeymoon and travel to Italy, the film takes an expected turn, and Sophie finds herself entwined with two Romeos. PUT IT IN A LETTER: Amanda Seyfried takes on another over-the-top love story onscreen in Letters to Juliet.

Along the nothing-but-gorgeous Italian countryside, in the city of Verona below a balcony, she discovers a brick wall covered in notes from love-lorn women, aching for advice from Juliet. Despite my aunt’s words, “Love is silly!” ringing inside my ears, I questioned why the hell anyone would seek advice about romance from Juliet? It’s like asking British Petroleum advice about critical problem-solving techniques. Hello? Regardless, Sophie soon reveals an overlooked letter written by Claire (Vanessa Redgrave). Originating in the ‘50s, Claire was torn about leaving Italy and her true love Lorenzo behind. Disregarding how love ultimately ended for Miss Capulet, Sophie responds with advice and soon finds herself confronted by Claire’s grandson, Charlie (Christopher Egan). Without hesitation, he finds Sophie to tell her he resents her for inspiring his grandmother. Likewise, Sophie dislikes Charlie’s uptight straightforward, unromantic and practical way of living. As one can assume, we can predict Letters to Juliet’s conclusion.

Seyfried, with eyes wide like a big pizza pie, takes on her character well. Egan, in my opinion, is the most believable counterpart to share the stage with Seyfried yet. And Redgrave? She is like a little Chanel black dress—always classic. Director Gary Winick (13 going on 30) offers cloying narrative buzzwords like “fate” and “destiny” throughout. It’s as if he desperately needs to remind audiences true love does exist. Perhaps he’s right. Perhaps audience members, old and young, do need this motivational boost today. Originally, I assumed the film to be of Nicholas Sparks caliber: an insulting atrocity created to attract the almighty tween dollar, but it wasn’t. Instead, I found its bi-generational approach to ethnic-teasing would, undoubtedly, release a loving laugh from my Aunt Carol and many others. I found not one dopey beach sunset or debilitating disease. Mostly, I found its romance to be sincerely thawing to my otherwise cold heart when it comes to cutesy romance flicks. An additional saving grace? Its old-fashioned schmaltzy humor rescued the film from an wholesome, inevitable happy ending. Sure, Letters to Juliet is seemingly ridiculous, non-sensible, predictable and over the top. But my Aunt is right. That’s amore! 12 encore | may 19-25, 2010 |

What Blockbusters Are Made of:

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Iron Man 2 has a balance of action, drama and comedy


he success of the Iron Man series was kind of a pleasant surprise. While I always loved the comic character, he didn’t really have much of a presence on the pop-culture radar—not like Batman or Spiderman. When Marvel started transforming all their properties into megabudget blockbusters, they started with Iron Man. They took this second-tier character and cast Robert Downey Jr., who at the time of his casting was a toxic pariah, with a history of great performances and erratic behavior. Who would have thought Iron Man would have ended up a massive hit? I didn’t. Hence, my surprise. On paper it’s such a wonderfully nerdy story: a genius who has an epiphany about his role in the world after being attacked by terrorists, a weapons dealer who tries to become a philanthropist. Everything Stan Lee came up with was slathered in a thick layer of corn syrup. The reason the Silver Age Marvel characters were so successful were because they were given a second level. “With great power comes great responsibility.” It may be Spiderman’s mantra, but it applies to all the great comic book characters. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is by far the least responsible super hero there is. That’s the beauty of the character. He’s a tortured genius who acts out. He drinks, parties and has a thing for beautiful women. What I liked about the first movie was seeing a superhero that didn’t sit around griping about his problems. Iron Man 2 adds a lot more problems in Stark’s life. After announcing to the world that he is Iron Man, the U.S. government steps up and asks for him to turn over his technology to be used by the military. On top of that, the gadget that keeps him alive is now poisoning his blood. He struggles with his own fleeting mortality and begins to focus on legacy. His family legacy comes back to haunt him in the form of Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke). It turns out Stark’s father has some skeletons buried in his closet. Vanko feels like his family got the shaft, and he plans on using his own scientific know-how to take on Iron Man. Rourke is a perfect comic-book villain and perfectly cast for this film. Like Downey Jr, Rourke has come out the other side of a drug-induced career suicide. Watching him stomp through every scene like a middle-aged juiced-up Godzilla ... it’s magnificent. The Iron Man franchise is a perfect blend of light drama, comedy and action. The whole thing would fall apart if it wasn’t for Downey Jr. He manages to give weight

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Iron Man 2 Starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke and Gwyneth Paltrow


crazy corporate shill, another attempt at replicating the Iron Man technology. Action scenes prove heavy with hot robot-on-robot action. It’s a lot of the same, but it’s still above-average entertainment. They spent $200 million on Iron Man 2. That’s a hefty hunk of change. While every dollar was well-spent, I think I could have

this week in film

Chicago 10 Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8pm • Free See the archival footage, animation, and music that are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Feat. the voices of: Hank Azaria, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and more during the animated reenactment of the trial, based on transcripts and rediscovered audio recordings. R; 110 minutes.

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DANGER! DANGER! It’s lethal—the sex appeal and action combined to make Iron Man 2 a hit, starring Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.

to the silliest of scenes. He brings a little more depth to the character this time. I can’t imagine this movie working with anyone else in the lead role. The secondary parts are a veritable cornucopia of name talent. Gwyneth Paltrow is back as Tony’s “Gal Friday.” Sam Jackson gets more screen time as mysterious government operative Nick Fury. Don Cheadle takes over for Terrence Howard as Tony’s best friend, and Scarlett Johansson vamps it up as Tony’s sexy new personal assistant, “Cleavage McHot-Ass.” That’s not actually her name, but it might as well have been. Iron Man works because it never attempts depth. Everything about it is immediate. The charisma of the characters makes up for a paper-thin plot. People may find the plot a little redundant—another power-

made an equally entertaining movie with Mickey Rourke, Robert Downey Jr. and a few bottles of tequila. Just imagine these two playing a game of “I Never”! Get that on camera. That would guarantee a kind of shock and awe, and would rival any onscreen smack-down from the film. The thing that impressed me most about Iron Man 2 is the kind of legitimacy director/ actor John Faverau is going for: By keeping the focus on the characters, he prevents a movie with an incredibly thin premise from becoming another empty special-effects spectacle. The people who will complain about there not being enough action will be right. And the people who complain about the movie’s penchant for over-the-top theatrics will also be right. But Iron Man 2 still has enough working parts to get audiences there and back. Highly stylized and exceptionally wellcasted, it proves to be a well-built blockbuster.

Cinemaqtiue Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street May 25-26 • Wed-Sat., 7:30pm Sun., 3pm • $7 (pictured) By the last years of his life, Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) was not only a world renowned literary figure but the object of a tug-of-war between Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), his chief disciple, and Sofya (Helen Mirren), Tolstoy’s wife, for the rights to his life’s work. Having given Tolstoy 13 children and copied War and Peace for him six times, Sofya shows herself to be a vigorous combatant in the struggle. She uses every ounce of her sexuality, affection, and rage to win. Chertkov fights back by inserting a young Tolstoy admirer into the household (James McAvoy) and the contest is on. Mirren and Plummer were each nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes for their performances. 112 minutes. Rated R for a scene of sexuality and nudity.

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Charlie Mars Finds His Way Home: Mississippi musician lives the highs, lows and even-keels on land and sea


he story of Charlie Mars seems almost too cinematic to be true: Young musician from a small town in Mississippi scrapes together enough money during college to record an album. He tours relentlessly for the next several years, recording two more albums and building a following the old-fashioned way, only to wear himself down with touring, booze and pills. After a stint in rehab, he finds himself in Sweden, performing by the sea, living on a boat that doubles as a restaurant, and writing songs for what he hopes is a new album. Upon returning stateside he wins enough money one night in a casino to buy studio time to record the songs. A major label catches wind and summons him to New York City and signs him to their roster, all without a band, a manager, or even a tour to speak of, within the previous two years or so. After three years of seeing his dreams come to fruition— radio play, tours throughout the U.S. and Europe, videos, famous friends, critical success—the label folds, and the phone stops ringing. He’s just another casualty in a corporate record industry that has a hard time staying adaptable, relevant and solvent in the digital age. Independent once again, he has visions of what his newest project should be, and he assembles a core in the studio to make a record that sounds as true to him as anything he ever recorded. It’s his most successful album to date and the one of which he’s most proud. He’s come full circle, scarred but smarter, living the life he’s imagined for himself, and doing everything he can to make the best music he’s capable of making. Fade out. Except that’s really what happened. Now on his own, touring in support of his newest record, and seemingly in control of not only his present life but his destiny as well, Charlie Mars is able to reflect on his career with an honest introspection and knows the journey has lead him to perhaps his best days yet. “When I started out, I was young and really just wanted to party, have a good time, play music, and I didn’t really have the discipline or desire to commit myself to being good,” Mars says in a recent in-

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as a jumping-off point, as well as albums like Paul Simon’s Graceland and even more obscure Dire Straits. To him it seemed to be a gradual shift in focus. “As time progressed I started listening to a lot more atmospheric music, and I think it just naturally progressed into a sound that I feel like I want to be doing,” he says. “There’s more emphasis on percussion and drums, allowing that to carry the songs instead of loud guitars. I think I’ve gradually started to gravitate toward that stuff, and I don’t think I did early on in my career. But I definitely feel that I’ve gotten better at doing what I want now. I listen to earlier records and then listen to this one, and this one feels like home to me—like, it’s honest.” Thus, Mars has comforted himself into his driving force. No longer is he solely motivated by the desire to be wildly successful, nor does he feel the need to create music that abides by some formula, in order to get it on the radio. No longer does he need to

follow the whims of some corporate brass or create by committee. Today, his energy centers on being true to himself and creating the best art possible. The irony of it all is that honesty carries everything he strived for from the beginning: success, happiness and the added bonus of a clearer conscience. “I realized in that whole process that I did some things along the way because I thought that it would get me where I wanted to be, and I felt a little bit like an actor playing a part,” he says. “Once all that went away—the major label folded, the manager stopped answering the phone, the booking agency stopped calling—I realized [most of] those people were never my friends, and I was naive to think that they were. I just decided if I was going to continue making music, I’ve got to do something I believe in. All that makes me happy now is doing good work, and nothing matters unless it’s coming from the right place.”

INDEPENDENT ONCE AGAIN: Charlie Mars is back to pounding the streets on his own, independently promoting and recording strong, melodic music for the masses.

terview with encore. “But as time went on, that became more important to me than being young and wild. I started asking myself, Why is it you’re doing what you’re doing? What is it you want, what do you want to say? What’s close to your heart? Over time I feel like I’ve gotten there. I feel like I’ve still got a little ways to go, but I definitely feel like I see where the light is pointing me, and I feel good about it.” That place beckons the support of Like A Bird, Like A Plane, Mars’ fifth record and his most ambitious to date. In what seems like a departure of sorts from his more Americana-influenced previous efforts, his new material is more groove-oriented, with emphasis on the vibe and feel of the music, as opposed to nicely packaged, radio-friendly rock. He sites producer Daniel Lanois’ style encore | may 19-25 , 2010 | 15

Summer’s Roster of Music Area concert series keep Wilmington lively with sounds


ummer. Feel it yet? Among the increased purchase of bug spray comes the outdoor conferences of the masses, who gather for evenings of entertainment at dusk. It’s the catapult to summer’s enjoyment: concerts outside. Wilmington definitely isn’t lacking it any way to coddle music fans among its many corners of town: the beach, downtown, even Greenfield Lake. Here is the lineup of our local concerts for Summer 2010:

WECT’s Sounds of Summer

Concerts, courtesy of WECT, last from 6:30-8pm and take place at Wrightsville Beach Park most every show, except on July 22nd, when it moves to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. All shows are free, and blankets, chairs and picnics are encouraged. Rain dates are scheduled for the following Thursday; (910) 791-8070. JUNE 10: Jason Marks Band (country) 24: Da Howlies (Hawaiian)

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by: Shea Carver JULY 8: Big Al Hall and Marching Rams (Americana) 22: Millenia Funk’n (funk) AUGUST 5: 360 Degrees

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

At Carolina Beach, summer literally kicks off with a bang, thanks to their weekly fireworks show, held at the boardwalk every Thursday. From 6:30-9pm, live music plays for free, near the amusement park. MAY 27: Mojo Collins (blues) 28: Machine Gun (rock covers) JUNE 3: Mark Roberts and the Breeze (beach) 10: El Jaye Johnson (soul, blues, R&B) 17: Drew Smith Band (country) 24: The Bearded w/Slomski Bros.

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JULY 1: Bibis Ellison and the Spare Change Band (pop, rock, R&B covers) 3: Soul Power Posse (funk, R&B, rock) 8: L Shape Lot (Americana) 15: Root Soul Project (rock, soul) 22: Machine Gun (rock covers) 29: Daniel Parish Band (covers) AUGUST 5: Road House Blues Band 12: Bibis Ellison and the Spare Change Band (pop, rock, R&B covers) 19: Soul Power Posse (funk, R&B, rock) 26: Radio Flyer Band (rock, blues)

SEPTEMBER 2: Mojo Collins (blues) 3: Drew Smith Band (country)

Kure Beach Concert Series

Held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach, the shows take place every other Friday, from 6:30-9:30pm. It is free, and while blankets, chairs and picnics are allowed, pets and beverages are not. In fact, beverages are sold on premises; (910) 458-8434. JUNE 11: The Mako Band (rock variety) 25: Spare Change (rock) JULY 9: Wahl Project (jazz) 23: Katelyn Marks (country)

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AUGUST 13: Jam Sandwich (Southern rock, blues) 27: Blind Lemon Pledge (blues)

Music in the Courtyard

What could be more exquisite than listening to the art of sound, surrounded by Wilmington’s art haven? The Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th Street, joins the ranks of outdoor music venues this summer, each Thursday from 7-8pm. For only $8—or $5 for museum members—musicians of all styles will play, should weather permit. Beverages are available for purchase; (910) 395-5999.

MAY 21: The Imitations (dance) JUNE 4: Grenoldo Frazier (jazz) 18: Tommy B and the Stingers (oldies) JULY 2: The Imitations (dance) 16: Dynamic Thermotones (dance) AUGUST 6: Stardust (jazz) 20: L Shape Lot (folk rock) SEPTEMBER 3: Stephanie Nakasian & the Hod O’Brien Trio (jazz) 17: The 360 Degrees (dance)

JUNE 3: El Jaye Johnson (funk, blues, R&B)

OCTOBER 1: Fine Night Souls (blues)

JULY 1: Grenoldo Frazier (jazz)

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Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

Wilmington’s main outdoor amphitheatre is amping up the flavor this summer, offering a slew of shows sure to entice music lovers. Nestled beside of Greenfield Lake (1941 Amphitheater Drive), the sound quality is superb here and the lineup even better. Get tickets as they’re available, as shows here usually sell out! MAY 23: ALO, with Chris Valen— 4pm gates. Tickets: $15 in advance; free, kids 5 and under. No coolers. (910) 332-1067 JULY 2: The Sam Bush, with Missy Raines and The New Hip—5pm gates. Tickets: $35 (910) 399-1820 3: Whos’ Bad details TBA 9: Donovan Frankenreiter details TBA. 17: Tift Merritt w/Dawn Landes Gates at 5:30pm. Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 day of On sale May 28th, 10am.

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Airlie Gardens

Wilmington’s historic gardens makes the perfect setting for live music, for only $8 a ticket or $2 for children (Airlie members enter free). Concerts take place from 6-8pm, and free parking and shuttles are provided from the old Cinema 6 property at 5335 Oleander Drive, located next to Great Harvest Bread and Tidal Creek Coop. (910) 798-7700.

MAY 21: L Shape Lot (Americana, Roots Rock) 28: Jam Sandwich (Southern Classic Rock) JUNE 4: Big Dog & Catfish Willies (Acoustic Rock) 11: Beach Billy Brothers (Variety Rock) 18: Nectar (Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock) 25: Barstanders (Variety, Rock, Blues)

JULY 2: Cosmic Groove Lizards (Rock) 9: Phantom Playboys (Rockabilly) 16: Live Bait (Acoustic Rock) 23: Mako (Variety Rock) 30: Blind Lemon Pledge (Blues Rock) AUGUST 6: Big Fish (Classic/Modern Rock) 13: Blivet (Eclectic Rock) 20: The School Boys (Classic Rock) 27: Jason Marks (Country) SEPTEMBER 3: Soul Power Posse (Funk, R&B, Rock)

Every Friday night throughout the summer, downtown’s riverfront goes live, as bands play to packed crowds in front of the Federal Building. The shows are complemented by onsite beer and wine sales, along with food. The event is free, and takes place rain or shine, from 6-10pm. MAY 21: Sleeping Booty (dance, disco) 28: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) JUNE 4: Jason Marks Band (local/original) 11: Dave Mathews Tribute Band 18: Appetite for Destruction (The Ultimate Guns n’ Roses Tribute) 25: Zoso (Led Zeppelin Tribute) JULY 2: Girlz, Girlz, Girlz (80’s Hair Band Tribute) 9: Alan D. Tucker (The Tribute to McGraw) 16: Machine Gun (cover band) 23: UV (The U2 Tribute Band) 30: Frontiers (Journey Tribute) AUGUST 6: The Breakfast Club (80’s Tribute) 13: Kiss Army (KISS Tribute) 20: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute) 27: Bibis Ellison Band (encore’s Best Band/Performer, 2010) SEPTEMBER 3: Tuesdays Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute)

Mayfaire Music on the Town

Every Friday evening, 6-9pm, the Mayfaire event field, behind Ulta and World Market, turns into a concert venue, where folks bring blankets and chairs, picnics and friends, to dance and sing the night away. Chick-Fil-A will also be at the concerts every Friday, and there are kid-friendly activities, including three blow-up inflatables. encore | may 19-25 , 2010 | 17

soundboard WEDNESDAY, mAY 19 BiBis ellisOn anD tiM Black —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 cOuntry DJ/ karaOke —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 Open Mic w/ Gary allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 Open Mic w/ sean GerarD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 JereMy nOrris —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 pianO shOw —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 eric anD carey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 DJ Juice —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 karaOke w/ DJ Biker rOB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJBe karaOke —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838

paul GriMshaw triO —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 Open JaM w/ steve tODD —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040 karaOke —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 DJ p. Funk —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 JaMes Jarvis & FrienDs, JiM ashley’s Open Mic —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 karaOke with BOB claytOn —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 Open Mic niGht —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 nutt hOuse iMprOv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

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THURSDAY, mAY 20 Open Mic w/ Gary allen —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 DJ stretch —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ DOn’t stOp —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 DJ eyecOn —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 acOustic DuO, Brett JOhnsOn’s JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 Guitarist perry sMith —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 live Music —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115

karaOke w/ DJ steve —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 cOuntry DJ —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 live Music —Romanelli’s, Leland; 383-1885 karaOke kOnG —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 tOp 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 tiM curran —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 lethal inJectiOn —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 BehinD the sun (reD hOt chili peppers triBute) —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776

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FRIDAY & SAT acoustic live music on the outdoor back deck SUNDAY 1/2 price wine list TUESDAY Twosome Tuesday - 10% off entrees for two $5 Wine Feature WEDNESDAY Ladies Night - cheese and chocolate, $8/lady THURSDAY $25 four-course menu, $2.50 drafts and $6 martinis FRIDAY 70’s night - good vibes and great prices 138 South Front Street Downtown Wilmington



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Josh Brannon Band â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 Casserole for Two â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Harbor Masters, 315 Canal Dr., Carolina Beach; 458-28200 Jake Melnyk â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 forTCh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Beach House Bar â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 foresT TaBor â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 sea Pans â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Holiday Inn Resort (Gabbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 kiM disCo â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Flat Eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 5400 Oleander Dr., 799-7000 louis T/ ColBy wahl, Mr. T/B.i.G., orGanix â&#x20AC;&#x201D;16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 dJ Ced â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 karaoke â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 faMily karaoke â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Alfieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2528 Castle Hayne Rd.; 251-5707 ToM rhodes â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935


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JaMes Jarvis & friends â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 dJ CoMPose â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 dJ riChTerMeisTer â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 nuTT sTreeT oPen MiC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 dJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr leeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 firedanCe & druMs @ dark, dJ MiT PsyTranCe â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 karaoke wiTh BoB ClayTon â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 Classy karaoke wiTh Mandy ClayTon â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 Jerry Powell â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133

friDAY, mAY 21 karaoke konG â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 dJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ TurTle â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

JaMes Jarvis & friends â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 dJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 dJ (hiP-hoP/danCe) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 live Belly danCinG â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Arabian Nights, 117 Grace St.; 763-3456 Melvin and sayer â&#x20AC;&#x201D;El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 Piano show â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 live MusiC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 oPen MiC niGhT â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 live MusiC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 live MusiC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 live MusiC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115 sai Collins â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jamaicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comfort Zone, 417 S. College Rd.; 399-2867 dJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172


MONDAY All Pizzas $5 in the bar after 5pm 22oz Domestic Draft $200 TUESDAY Live Jazz in the Bar Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 â&#x20AC;˘ PaciďŹ co $2.50 22oz Yendgling Draft $2


WEDNESDAY Corona\Corona Light $250 Margarita\Peach Margaritas $4 10 oz domestic draft $1


THURSDAY Gran Martinis $7 â&#x20AC;˘ Red Stripe $250






FRIDAY Cosmos $4 â&#x20AC;˘ 007 $350 Harps bottles $250 SATURDAY Baybreeze\Seabreeze $4 22oz Blue Moon Draft $3 Select domestic bottles $150 MAY 22: DAVID TYSON (on the patio)

karaoke wiTh BoB ClayTon â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 dane BriTT â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Beach House Bar â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 dJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 dJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 dJ sCooTer fresh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 dJ Ced â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 neCTar â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 rooT soul ProJeCT â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 forTCh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 ashley Brook ToussanT â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 BMw â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 sleePinG BooTy â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown donna MerriTT â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Costelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

sGT. roCk (PiCTured) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 overTyMe â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Holiday Inn Resort (Gabbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 huCkleBerry â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 J.B. & friends â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 JereMy norris â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 ToM rhodes & The rhode squallers â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 l shaPe loT â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 l shaPe loT (6-9) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center BiBis ellison, MounT Moriah, Charlie horse, BiG kiTTy â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 PorT CiTy ToP CoMiC 2010 (PreliMinary rounds) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 karaoke w/ dJ val â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Katyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 The iMiTaTions (6-8PM) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700

The Casserole â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 dJ TiMe â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Fibber McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 dJ sTreTCh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Trebenzioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 roBBie Berry â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Southpaw Sports Bar, 123 Princess St.;338-1886 laTino niGhT wiTh dJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 oysTer Boy â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ocean Grill, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 The MulleTs â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 dJ eyeCon â&#x20AC;&#x201D;SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 JaM sandwiCh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff; 910-256-9133 John felTs (CoMedian), Gloria sPillers â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Blend; 5226 S. College Rd. Unit 8, 799-8899 The PiedMonT Boys â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 soul Power Posse â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Big Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Saloon; 6745-B Market St.

100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832 1/2 priced select apppetizers m-f 4-7pm MONDAY $10 Bud/Light Buckets $4 Jack Daniels â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Capt. Morgan TUESDAY $1 Tacos 4-7pm â&#x20AC;˘ $3 sauza $15 margarita pitchers $3 Mexican Beers $5 Top Shelf Tequila â&#x20AC;˘ $7 Patron WEDNESDAY $3 Pints (10 Drafts) $5 Jager Bombs â&#x20AC;˘ $2 wells THURSDAY Mug Night $2 Domestic Drafts w/HK MUG $5 Bombers â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Jim Beam $3 pinnacle flavored vodkas $3.50 MicroBrews FRIDAY $3 Select Draft $4 Fire Fly Shooters $5 Red Bull Vodka SATURDAY $2.50 Miller Lt or Yuengling Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Kamikaze $4 Well Drinks SUNDAY $2.50 Bud/Light Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $5 Crown Royal $4 Bloody Mary

SUNDAY Domestic Draft Pints $150 Bloody Marys $4 White Russians $4

CATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH MLB EXTRA INNINGS ON 10 HDTVS and HD big screen Your Team - Every Game, Every DAY

5564 Carolina Beach Rd 452-1212

118 Princess St â&#x20AC;˘ (910)763-4133



2 Budweiser â&#x20AC;˘ $225 Heineken $ 3 Gin & Tonic




2 White Wolf $250 Redstripe 3 Wells 35¢ Wings at 8pm


$ 50


1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6PM $ 50 2 Blue Moons 2 Corona/Corona Light 1/2 Priced Wine Bottles $ 50


2 Domestic Bottles, $ 75 2 Import Bottles, $ 3 Rum and Coke



LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD 3 Landshark â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Kamikaze $ 5 Bombs



LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Rooftop open by 6pm Dance floor open by 10pm


.0/%": $2.50 Budweiser Draft $4.00 Well Liquor FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $.50 Wings Buffalo, BBQ, or Teriyaki 56&4%": $2.50 Miller Lite Draft, $4.00 Hurricanes FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $6 Buffalo Shrimp or Chicken Tenders 8&%/&4%": $2.50 Yuengling Draft, $2.50 Domestic Bottles FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $2 Sliders 5)634%": $3.00 Coronas, $4.00 Margaritas FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $5 Cajun Shrimp or Fish Tacos '3*%": $3.00 Select Pint 4"563%": $5.50 Cosmos, Dirty Martinis or Apple Martinis 46/%": $5 Bloody Marys Half Priced Appetizers After 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


5 Tommy Bahama Mojitos $ 75 2 Corona $350 Bloody Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $ 3 Mimosas $

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

Saturday, May 22 dJ turtle —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 dJ P. money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 dJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 live muSic —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 live Belly dancing —Arabian Nights, 117 Grace St.; 763-3456 iamhuman —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 Piano Show —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 live muSic —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 910-256-0115 KaraoKe —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977

guitariSt Perry Smith —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 dJ Scooter FreSh —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 live muSic —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 KaraoKe —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 KaraoKe with BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 claSSy KaraoKe with mandy clayton —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 miKe o’donnell —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 live muSic —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 el Jaye JohnSon —Riverfront Farmers’ Market villanova —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 BenJy temPleton —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 organix —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255

the vinyl Sound —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 Steven goSSin —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 two centS worth —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 ‘Shine —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 tom rhodeS —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 randy mcQuay —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 Fortch —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 FuSticS —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 Jim aShley —Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market; Lake Park Blvd., 28428 charlie marS —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 coloSSal aBySS, heathen BaStard, By the Blade, gorenivour —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St. the ragweed BoyS —Ocean Grill, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 KaraoKe w/ dJ val —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

roBBie Berry Fried lot SuSan Savia —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 —Smileys Tavern, 723 N. 4th Street; 399-1669 —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina david tySon (Patio) dJ Stretch, live Jam with Benny hill Beach, 458-2822 —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 KaraoKe 452-1212 Beach & Shag night —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 Key lime Pie tom rhodeS —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the the neceSSary Band —Sears Landing; 806 Roland Ave., Surf City Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle NC, (910) 328-1312 Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 alo (Pictured), chriS valen Sunday, May 23 the hiP hoP co oP, dane Britt —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater country dJ/ oPen mic/ KaraoKe —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; george daviS Band —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 689-7219 Jam with Benny hill —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle lethal inJection —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff; 910-256-9133 Port city toP comic 2010 (Preliminary roundS) —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 wayne and todd —Brixx Pizza; Mayfaire Towne Center, 6801 Main St. 256-9677 the caPe Fear chordSmen (BarBerShoP harmony Show) —Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 313-2584 SGt. rOCK: Playing at 16 Taps, Friday May 21st. Show starts at 9pm. courteSy oF artiSt

Blind lemon Pledge —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 StePh. dig it.

Living It Up

5001 Market Street (attached to the Ramada Inn)


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

Promoting the importance of independently owned business in the Port City.

Win a staycation in Downtown Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach or Ocean Isle! STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION Local businesses who wish to sponsor Living It Up Locally should contact John Hitt or Kris Beasley at (910) 791-0688 for more information!

20 encore | may 19-25, 2010 |

Monday - Service Industry Night (Special and Draft of choice for $6.99 TuEsday - $2 Wells WEdnEsday- 100 oz. PBR or Bud Light ONLY $10 • $1 Tacos Thursday - Margaritas $3 Friday - $3 Wells saTurday - $5 L.I.T. sunday - Bucket of Beer Specials WEEKly EvEnTs WEdnEsday – KaRaOKe Thursday – LIve MuSIC Fri. & saT. – LIve MuSIC saTurday

CORN HOLe TOuRNaMeNT: 1pm sign up; 2pm start - $10/team. 2nd place gets $10, 1st gets the rest!!


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


Tuesday - Shag Night Free Shag Lessons w/ Brad White Beginner 7:30 Intermediate 8:00 Dancing till 11:00 $5 cover $2 Domestics $3 Imports Thursday - Ladies Night Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak @ 7:30 $2 Coors Light $5 Martini List $5 cover Friday - Salsa Night Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons @ 7:30 $5 cover Salsa Lessons @ 9:30 & DJ Lalo Open till 2:30 $2 Tequila Shots $3 Corona saTurday Beach & Shag DJ 7:30 Salsa @ 11:00 till Close $2 Coors Light $3 Dos XX


Live MusiC SouL Power PoSSe

pOTaTO hEadS

Saturday May 15th @ 9:30 Original Funk & Soul Music

Sea Cruz

Sunday May 16th @ 7:00 Beach & Shag! PrivaTe ParTy Booking 910 791-7595

Verandah Cafe Terrace Thursdays - 7-10pm

SEa panS STEEl dRUMS Gabby’s Lounge Fri., May 21


Sat., May 22

RandY MCQUaY 7-10PM Fri., May, 28 7-10PM

Sat., May 29

MikE O’dOnnEl 7-10PM 877-330-5050 • 910-256-2231

MONDAy, MAy 24 act ii —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 OPen Mic W/ Beau —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 OPen Mic nigHt —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 DJ tiMe —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ ricHterMeiSter —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 JaMeS JarviS & frienDS —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 OPen Mic nigHt —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 DJ eyecOn —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 cOaStal viBratiOnS —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 OPen Mic nigHt —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 WOrlD MuSic MOnDayS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 OPen Mic WitH viva —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255

TUESDAy, MAy 25 KaraOKe W/ BJ BiKer rOB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 KaraOKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 inDy MuSic nigHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 OPen Mic nigHt —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 Dane Britt KaraOKe —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 live MuSic —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 KaraOKe KOng —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 DJ “Mr lee” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ eyecOn —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 KaraOKe W/ DJ Be —Ultra Classics Pool and Bar, North Hampstead caPe fear BlueS JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 every tiMe i Die, nOrMa Jean, cancer BatS —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 tHe Bil KrauSS SHOW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 tOP 40 W/ DJ val —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 raDiO HayeS anD ecHOPOint21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 nutt HOuSe iMPrOv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 live MuSic —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 JereMy nOrriS —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 reggae tueSDayS —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement BiBiS elliSOn anD tHe SPare cHange BanD —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KaraOKe WitH BOB claytOn —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 live acOuStic —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 JaMeS JarviS & frienDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 rOOt SOul PrOJect —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

WEDNESDAy, MAy 26 BiBiS elliSOn anD tiM BlacK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 cOuntry DJ/ KaraOKe —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 OPen Mic W/ gary allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 OPen Mic W/ Sean gerarD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 JereMy nOrriS —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 KaraOKe W/ DJ BiKer rOB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 PianO SHOW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 eric anD carey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 DJBe KaraOKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-3838 Jive turKey —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 DJ eyecOn —Tangerine’s Caribbean Grill, 300 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 707-0202 gOgglez PizanO —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 DJ Juice —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaraOKe —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 JaMeS JarviS & frienDS, JiM aSHley’S OPen Mic —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,910-763-1607 DJ P. funK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 KaraOKe WitH BOB claytOn —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 nutt HOuSe iMPrOv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 OPen Mic nigHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 rOger DaviS, rOn WilSOn —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

Show Stoppers: Concerts around the region HOUSE OF BLUES

4640 HWy 17 S., Myrtle BeacH, Sc 843-272-3000 5/21: The Long Sisters, City Limits, Madonna Nash, Brad Long (Benefit)

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 e. caBarruS St., raleigH 919-821-4111

5/21: Anberlin, Story of the Year, Terrible Things 5/22: Band Together (For StepUP Ministry), Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Old Ceremony, One Eskimo 5/25: Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, Sing It Loud, Sparks The Rescue

TWC ARENA 333 eaSt traDe St. cHarlOtte 704-522-6500 6/2: Carole King and James Taylor

N. CHARLESTON COLESIUM 5001 cOliSeuM Dr., cHarleStOn, Sc 843-529-5000 5/22: The Swell Season (PAC) (photo)

GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 WeSt lee St., greenSBOrO 336-373-7400 5/20: Greensboro Symphony Masterworks Concert (7:30pm) 5/22: Greensboro Symphony Masterworks Concert (8:00 pm)

THE ORANGE PEEL 101 BiltMOre avenue, aSHeville 828-225-5851

cOurteSy Of artiSt

central ParK BanD —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500 JaH creatiOn —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff; 910-256-9133 i, tHe PilOt —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 MaSOnBOrO SOunD —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 Steve tODD & frienDS —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 SunDay nigHt fever —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ Big KaHuna —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 Dale “fully autOMatic SOunD MacHine” DJS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 KaraOKe W/ DJ Battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJBe KaraOKe —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 flutiSt niKKi WiSniOSKi —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 galen On guitar (BruncH) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 DJ ceD —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 tecHnOetry —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SOutH tryOn St., cHarlOtte 704-377-6874 5/20: Spider Webs (No Doubt Tribute), Red All Over, Lyra Shines 5/21: Dope Nose, Hollywood Hillbillies, Havoc 5/22: Mike Soden, S.O. Stereo & Addict Sound

CAT’S CRADLE 300 e. Main St., carrBOrO, nc 919-967-9053 5/20: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra 5/21: Superchunk 5/22: Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters 5/23: Murs, Sick Jacken, NOCANDO 5/24: Devin the Dude, Coughee Brothaz 5/25: Wyatt Easterling, Applesauce 5/27: Steve McKenna, Marc Ryan

5/20: The Swell Season 5/21: The Infamous Stringdusters, Town Mountain 5/22: Josh Rouse, AM 5/23: Butch Walker & The Black Widows, Locksley 5/24: Michael Franti & Spearhead, One Eskimo 5/27: Erik Norlander, Blind Boy Chocolate, Milk Sheiks, Nicky The Squirrel, Tony Costa, Alex Brady

TWC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK 3801 rOcK Quarry rD., raleigH 919-831-640 5/28: Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, and many more

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VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE 707 PaviliOn BlvD., cHarlOtte 704-549-5555 5/27: Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, and many more

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

BLUeWaTer Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sunday during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC . (910) 256.8500.

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

c.G. daWGS For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. You

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may find them daily at their new location on the boardwalk of Market and Water St. from 11am to 5pm. Saturdays at the farmers market. Thursday-Saturday nights they are on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm to 3:00am. Then they finish the week off at Fibbers on Sunday nights until 3am. To busy to leave the office? Ask about their lunch time delivery service for downtown!!

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

HeLLS KiTcHen This former Dawson’s Creek stage set has been turned into a lively pub in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Their extensive menu ranges from classics like a thick Angus burger or NY style reuben to lighter fare such as homemade soups, fresh salads, and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game on the big screen, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with a pool table, darts, weekly trivia, and live music on the weekends. Offers limited lunchtime delivery during the week and can accommodate large parties. M-Sat 11am until late, opens Sundays at noon. 118 Princess St, (910) 763-4133.

HenrY’S A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest and offers daily blackboard specials that include entrees with fresh, local ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at HenrysRestaurant. com for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929.

HoLidaY inn reSorT The Verandah Café Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This

is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. (910) 256-2231 Wrightsville Beach.

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

THe LiTTLe diPPer Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Open Tuesday-Sunday, serving dinner at 5pm. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street • (910) 251-0433

Pine VaLLeY marKeT Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take

advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; closed Sunday. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD.

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

TroLLY SToP Trolly Stop Hot Dogs are family owned with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces. Dogs include Smighfield (beef & pork), Southern Dog, Sabrett (all beef), Northern Dog, Carolina Packers Pork Dog (smoked sausage), Oscar Mayer 98% Fat Free Dogs (turkey) and Light Life Veggie Dog (soy). Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open six days including Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, 2561421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 452-3952. Open at 11am on Sat.; South Howe St. in Southport, 457-7017; 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, 458-5778. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416.

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

SzecHUan 132 Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional

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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. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at

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

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

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FRENCH Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a lightfare 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.

ITALIAN EDDIE ROMANELLI’S 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, madefrom-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.

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 homeaway-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.

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. We have the largest tequila selection in Wilmington. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.” Stop by for lunch dinner, or a late-night treat, open from 11:30am until 3am, seven days a week, 365 days a year, all ABC permits. 122 Market Street between Second and Front, downtown Wilmington. 251-9444. Visit our 2nd location at 1437 Military Cutoff Rd., next to PT’s! (910) 256-2229

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

lAtIN AMerICAN sAN JuAN CAfe San Juan Cafe offers the finest authentic Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. Our laidback bar is the perfect spot to relax, watch surfing movies and listen to the music of the islands, while our candle-lit dining room creates a great atmosphere to bring a date for a romantic evening. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela to name a few, we have something for everyone! Tues-Sat, 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm; Sun., 11am4pm brunch. Closed Mondays. 3314 Wrightsville Avenue (910) 790-8661 .

orgANIC loVeY’s MArKet Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains,

flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheat-free, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours: Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 509-0331. Online at www.

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

the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a fullservice bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 5035 Market Street; (910) 392-6313.

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

soutHerN HAll’s troPICANA restAurANt Hall’s is a Wilmington tradition! Originally opened in 1901 as a drug store, Hall’s has

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

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 is home to over 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. Carolina Ale House serves its full menu from 11a – 2a daily. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.

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

eAst At tHe BloCKAde ruNNer Hotel The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Friday evening plus a spectacular Sunday brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. We offer live entertainment on Saturday evening and Sunday brunch. Our lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251.

HIeroNYMus Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of

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An Involuntary Intimate, Part 11: The Invisible Son


ack Fincannon was too engrossed to notice George sit down in a recliner in Jack’s hideaway behind the garage, and silently watch his father weather the storm by studying footage of his secretary. After some time George browsed the photos on the wall next to him: his brother Chad in mid-jump before the sun, yelling in victory after a soccer game; Chad at nine, swallowed up in his father’s football jersey; Chad at 13, arm slung around the neck of a blond girl; also 13, both with big smiles and funky sunglasses, a blindingly bright beach behind them. George leaned closer and squinted at the girl in the last photo, and then at the secretary stepping out of the ladies room stall on his father’s monitor. They were both images of his brother’s best friend, Sal Mastropietro. George thought back on Sal being at every

by: Claude Limoges pig pickin’ and Superbowl party his father, always jovial and charming among company, had hosted. His mother had come to treat Sal like a daughter-in-law, so certain she was that there was no other girl for Chad. Though it was not talked about, George knew his mother could no longer get through a day without gin. So much was Sal considered part of the family that Chad would call her to come over and help keep Marilyn from harming herself when she went on a bender, while Jack would leave. It took the three of them through the night to soothe, buffer collisions and take sharp objects out of Marilyn’s hands; to dress her after she got sick, and to haul her into bed when she finally passed out. For so long Sal had been a secret sharer in their insanity; for so long she had helped steady their lives. As Jack shut down the computer, the mooring inside George gave way. He walked out of the garage and, in the midst of a hurricane, found himself adrift. * * * Nothing was said and nothing done that afternoon, and the details of life in the days following the hurricane crowded the memory from George’s mind. It was only while he lay awake at night in Martin’s spare room and contemplated how he got to be jobless, homeless and without a girlfriend that his father’s actions came under scrutiny. Sitting in his office and watching Cheri-the-receptionist’s ass make contact with

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the toilet, George used to think: Open the pod bay door, Hal; or Good morning Mr. Phelps; your mission should you decide to accept it; or I think I’ll make a snappy new day. (Snap! Snap!) Then he was able to face the next eight hours with a smile. “Like father, like son” was a maxim Jack had always applied to Chad, not George. He was blunt about not finding a thing in George that resembled him and overt about not having a use for George. So, ignored, George lurked. He perpetually hunted for an in that was never going to be given until he resembled the old man in one essential way: He wanted most of all whatever he could not have. Marvelous how something utterly alien to George could take on a light and signficance he otherwise found lacking in his life. Tutoring plumbed resources inside him that had been shelved since he was a sheepish, doughy 12year-old, being made fun in front of class. But, to guide strangers through the machinations of accomplishing a spreadsheet calculation, a bulleted list—yes, even a pie chart—held a curious sort of joy for him. True to Martin’s words, Nogo proved an eager and quick student. For the first time since he had been fired, George felt useful again and saw with severest clarity how foolish it had been to try to end it all by jumping in Greenfield Lake. Soon, he was tutoring Nogo’s wife on word-processing and then Nogo’s nephew on web design. “You’re born for it,” Martin said, munching down a slice of sweet potato pie from Nogo’s wife, after a tutoring session. “You’re a natural,

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George. Never thought there was much flesh to you, man. Thought you had some kind of prefabricated personality slapped on with your aftershave, but now you’re really coming into your own.” “Yea, well, you ought to run it more like a business,” George said, “or at least a nonprofit. Write off the hardware and software. Make it official so you can get grants and expand, and then offer it to the whole community. There’s obviously a market out there for it.” “Spoken like a businessman.” Martin polished off the slice of pie and brushed crumbs off his pants. “A nonprofit that teaches computer skills. What would we call it?’ George shrugged. “Say, is Nogo the guy’s real name?” “Raymond,” Martin answered. “He’s called Nogo because he kept saying, ‘They’re not sending me over there. Got no business over there, I’m not going.’ Saw some real gnarly shit that makes him wake up screaming most nights, and still they’ll ship him out again.” He tossed George a beer. “Say, George, there’s still talk around the office about you and Cheri. Was it or wasn’t it your French tickler that went Catholic?” “Huh? No!” George adjusted himself on the sofa. “Just seems weird that you were sent packing just when Cheri came back from the hospital.” George scratched his jaw. “Yea, well, not that I’ve ever seen combat, but I get how some things you see, you can’t keep being who you were. You do some things because you don’t care, and then something happens to make you care. Martin, I’ve seen stuff lately that makes me rethink people. You never do know what they’re really having to deal with. Take, for instance, you. I always figured you were Hell’s own slacker, but now I know, what may take me two seconds takes you five minutes, just manuevering those crutches.” Martin narrowed his eyes. “Like what?” George stared up at the ceiling and shrugged. Read from the beginning at: www.facebook. com/#!/pages/An-Involuntary-Intimate/ 109633902397747?ref=ts Claude Limoges has a book out and new poems published. Learn more at

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Events TEEN SUMMIT V Sat. 5/22 at Community Boys & Girls Club, 9am-2pm. Theme: “Make your contribution to be part of the Solution.” Urban Promotions improves the quality of life for the community’s youth—notably “challenged families” who are raising our youth are affected by this trend and the cases for adequacy in both the academic and social avenues’ continue to lack substance. Teen Summit displays our sincere effort to continue to be a major part of the equation needed to solve many of the community’s efforts to promote change in our youth. The Urban Promotions youth street team, “The Realists,” will assist in running the event under our guidance. We have planned a day by which both the youth and adults will walk away with a renewed sense of hope and new possibilities. 910-228-7381.

FRANK HARR FAMILY FEST 2010 Family Fest 2010 is presented by The Frank Harr Foundation, which continues its mission to educate the public on matters concerning the LGBTQIA

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The quality of life for our community’s youth is something everyone should take part in bettering. Join the Teen Summit V at the Community Boys and Girls Club this Saturday from 9am-2pm, where problem-solving takes place between youth and adults to renew hope and new possibilities. Call (910) 228-7381 for more information.

FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS Wilmington Plastic Surgery is offering free skin cancer screenings by appt 5/19-20, in Laser and Skin Care Clinic at 1404 Commonwealth Dr., near Landfall. 910-509-SKIN, make an appt.

community. Schedule: Fri, 5/1, 7pm-’til: An evening of stand-up and improv, known as “Queer on their Feet,” with Diana Yanez, Jennie McNulty

and Daniel Leary. 8pm, $15/adv. and $20/door. Community Arts Center at Hannah Block USO, 120 S. 3rd St., (910) 251-6964. Cash bar, raffle, drag show, musicians and more! Tickets: www. • Henrietta III Dinner Cruise: Sat., 5/22, 6-9pm. Tickets $50, erving a Southern buffet. DJ and dancing. • Sweet Tea Dance, 5/23, 3-6pm. Level 5/City Stage, downtown, with DJ Jay Tatum, raffles and more! $10. 251-6964. www.frankharrfoundation. org. GREENFIELD LAKE LATINO STYLE Cape Fear River Watch(CFRW), in partnership with Centro Latino, will be hosting a recreational day at Greenfield Lake. Authentic Latino food and live music from Sentimiento Latino will be featured. In addition, CFRW will be renting water boats all day at a reduced rate to event goers. (910)200-4002 or CAROLINA BEACH FIREWORKS Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s schedule for the Fireworks by the Sea series. Once again the Chamber has joined forces with the Boardwalk Makeover to bring you and your family an evening of entertainment to tickle your senses. Live music will begin at the Boardwalk Gazebo at 6:30pm leading up to the fireworks at 9pm. This year there will be eighteen (18) evenings of

fireworks including our fabulous Independence Day show. The complete schedule is listed below so be sure to mark your calendars so you can grab your blankets and chairs and head to Pleasure Island for an evening of fun and fireworks. Thurs. 5/27, Fri. 5/28, Thurs. 6/3, Thurs. 6/10. DOG DAYS DOWNTOWN Dog owners looking for something out of the ordinary will enjoy Dog Days Downtown presented by Dog Living Magazine as a benefit for 2 Feet for Paws. Sat. 5/29 at Riverfront Park. Dogs and their humans are invited to take part in a scavenger hunt for fun and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities available for interested businesses and organizers, also looking for prize donations and volunteers at this time. Suzanne Jalot: 910-452-3775. Amy Rowlett: 910-262-0425.. 30TH ANNUAL SURF SUN SAND Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation is hosting the 30th Annual Surf-Sun-Sand Volleyball and Bocce Tournaments on Sat. 6/5. The event includes a six or four-person co-ed volleyball and a bocce ball tournament. Prereg is rqd. (910)2567925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach FARMERS’ MARKETS Riverfront Farmers’ Market on Sat., 8am-1pm. Remains open every Saturday (except October 2 Riverfest) through 12/18, 8am-1pm, downtown. Features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts, and more. N. Water St. (between Market & Princess streets). • Pine Valley Market’s Farm Fresh Saturdays: 5/22, and every Sat., from June-August. A local farmer from Clinton will have a variety of local and regional produce. Castle Hayne farm flowers, too. www.pinevalleymarket. com, 3520 S College Rd. • Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market on Wed., 8am-1pm. Everything is locally grown or made: in-season fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, eggs, cheese and mroe! Family Fun Day on 6/16, w/activities from 10am1pm. Cooking demos with Chef Skip, including a Father’s Day Feast: $30, includes lunch. RSVP: 910-352-5326. Farm. Mkt. through 12/15, rain or shine. 10200 U.S. 17, Poplar Grove isonly a milefrom the I-40 bypass.(910) 686-9518ext.

Charity/Fund-raisers SEA DAWGS VOLUNTEERS Wilmington Sea Dawgs looking for elite level volunteers (ages 15-18) for 2010 season. Volunteer duties will consist primarily of concessions operations, selling tickets, helping with equipment, assisting the staff, setting up and tearing down operations, etc. Wilmington Sea Dawgs’ games are generally played on weekends at Schwartz Center. Most promising “Teen Elite” volunteer applicants will complete an interview process. Applications avaialble: DOWNTOWN AMBASSADOR VOLUNTEERS Wilmington’s Downtown Economic Development Organization is accepting app. for it’s all new Downtown Ambassador Program. Ambassadors act as official downtown greeters and offer directions, helpful information and recommendations on things to see, places to visit, stores to shop in, places to eat and local events, to begin 5/21. Success relies heavily on the commitment of Wilmington’s citizens, through generous contribution of time and energy. Ideally, Ambassadors will volunteer for two hours once a week, or at least once a month. John Hinnant: (910) 763-7349 or john@wilmingtondowntown.

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com. AMERICAN RED CROSS 5/30 & 31: In honor of Memorial Day we will serve hot dogs in the canteen, and each donor will receive a coupon from Rita’s for one free regular Italian ice! 1102 S. 16th Street and open 12-6pm, Mon/Wed, and 8am-2pmon Fri. Open two Sun. this month, noon-4:30pm. 254-GIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Cape Fear River Watch is gearing up for spring and summer programs at Greenfield Lake and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available, 10am-noon, noon-3pm and 3-6pm. Training conducted for all positions: dock masters (instructing customers on how to use, enter, and exit watercraft rental boats; lifting boats into shed, and facilitating basic up keep of watercraft vessels); environmental education positions (facilitate the eco-education stations at Greenfield Lake; requires public speaking abilities, be able to work with kids, and the understanding environmental education topics); outreach personal/welcomers ( outreaching to Greenfield Lake public about Cape Fear River’s Watch mission statement and environmental role at the lake. Incumbent would be also responsible for boater sign in, membership option sales, and customer information retrieval); water patrol staff. or 910-200-4002

Theatre/Auditions GOODBYE CHARLIE Big Dawg Productions presents the comedy Goodbye Charlie, 5/20-23 at the Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St. Charlie Sorel was a cad and a womanizer and a despicable human being. After he’s killed by a jealous husband, he comes back to life as a woman... and now he’s even worse! This hilarious play by George Axelrod (writer of The Seven Year Itch) stars Melissa Stanley and Tony Moore, directed by Ken Cressman. Thurs.-

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Sat. shows 8pm, Sun. matinee 3pm. Tickets are $18; $15 for students and seniors, available at the Newcastle Antique Center, 606 Castle St; 341-7228 or at GUERILLA THEATRE Guerilla Theatre presents Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!, 5/20-22 & 27-29 at 8 & 9:30pm and 5/16, 23, 30 at 3 & 5pm. Fully authorized original stage adaptation of the Emmy Award Winning musical. Shy and awkward Billy is in love with his laundry buddy, the innocent and altruistic Penny who, quite by accident, falls for the handsome hero Captain Hammer. But Billy’s got a secret. Underneath all the nerdiness, he’s Captain Hammer’s arch nemesis Dr. Horrible! No, how will he ever find time to take over the world? More importantly, how’s he going to get the girl? Tickets: $10 General Public; $20 dinner and a show. 111 Grace St. • $10 CYCLES: THE SONGS OF A LIFETIME Brunswick Little Theatre presents Cycles: The Songs of a Lifetime, a musical revue of Broadway songs that reflects on the seasons of living and the joy of being in love. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy this evening of song under the stars. 8pm, 5/21-23 and 28-30 in Franklin Square Park, Southport. Free admission; donations welcome. CLUE DINNER THEATRE An interactive portable dinner theatre! Secrets! Lies! Blackmail! Murder! What’s a body to do? Join in the farce whodunit-cocktail-partyturned-homicide that will leave you guessing! An adaptation of the cult movie classic, Clue, written by Jonathan Lynn, which is the film adaptation of the popular Parker Bros board game. Thurs. at 6:30pm, performed at Front Street Brewery. 9 N. Front St. • • (910) 232-6611 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE Through 6/24: 6:30pm, Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St. $35 includes dinner, performance, tax and gratuity. Join all of your favorite characters from the world’s most famous whodunit board game as their criminal capers come to life onstage. This fast-paced farce will leave audiences ‘dying’ with laughter! Murder, madness, mystery, and mayhem. Seven suspects, six weapons… how many bodies? Limited seating. RSVP: or 910-232-6611. PETER AND THE WOLF AUDITIONS Audition for “Peter and the Wolf,” Sat., 5/22, The Dance Element of Wilmington, ages 7 and up. 910-685-3787.

Comedy PORT CITY’S TOP COMIC 2010 Nutt Street Comedy Room and Comedy by the Beach present, the third annual Port City’s Top Comic stand-up comedy contest and comedian networking event. Ea. comedian will be given between five to seven minutes to perform on 5/21-22. These are the dates for the preliminary rounds of Port City’s Top Comic held at Nutt Street Comedy Room. Ea. of these nights 16 comics will perform and only four will advance to the SemiFinals on 5/26 at City Stage at Level 5. Of the 16 that perform at the Semi-Finals, 8 will advance to the finals on 5/27 at City Stage. One comic will emerge as Port City’s Top Comic. This comedian will win a trophy for being the top comic along with other prizes that will be announced via email in the coming weeks. ALL HEADLINE COMEDY SHOW Comedians D Militant, Bo Pee and Nick Lewis at Wilmington Sportsmen’s Club. Tickets: $10 adv, $20 door. 10pm, 1111 Castle St. 910-200-3683. CREATIVE COMEDY-SUMMER SHORTS Comedy Improv & Sketch for Beginners-One Week Intensive$68 Learn the basics of improv. 6/66/12 Sun.-Sat. 6-9pm UNCWilmington Campus • Standup Comedy-One Week Intensive$68 This course is focused on getting you to your first open mike. *Nationally headlining comedian scheduled as a guest speaker! • 7/25-7/31 Sun.-Sat. 6-9pm UNCWilmington Campus • Just Games-Workshop, $68 This class will cover all different types of improv

games. Previous student or some improv. training preferred. 6/19 and 26 9am-5:30pm UNCW Campus 7/24 and 31, 9am-5:30pm . NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Tues. and Wed. Improv with the “Nutt House” troupe ($5 cover and $1 Front St draft beer), • Thurs. Open Mic Stand-up • Fri. and Sat.: Nationally Touring Comedians. 5/12: NY comedian Kenny Zimlinghaus @ 8pm. Doors open @ 7pm. • 5/14 15, 21, 22: Comedy By The Beach presents Port


Music reigns across downtown every Tuesday through June, and this week welcomes Rick Courtney to the Carolina Courtyard Park. Located next to the main library (201 Chestnut Street), Courtney plays country for free at noon. It’ll make for the perfect lunch break—so pack a brown bag for a welcoming midday break. More information can be inquired upon calling (910) 798-6301. City’s Top Comic Competition, preliminary rounds. Doors, 8pm, showtime 9pm. $5 • 5/26-29: 1st Annual Cape Fear Comedy Festival. National comedy acts come to the Port City for four days of improv, sketch, and sand-up comedy. Venues to include Nutt St Improv and Comedy Room and City Stage. Festival includes Port City’s Top Comic Finals May 26th-27th and Festival Headliner from Comedy Central and Comedians of Comedy Tour, Maria Bamford on May 29th @ City Stage, 9pm. www.capefearcomedyfestival. com • 5/20th: All-female comedic troupe Ovary Action performs $8 Doors @ 8pm, show time @ 9pm. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. www. • 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts VAUGHAN PENN IN CONCERT Penn brings her “unique sound of earthy-pop-rock music that combines meaningful songwriting with a powerfully melodic sound” to Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3902 Market Street. 5/21, 7pm. Free, but a Love Offering accepted. CAROLINA VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble, directed by Stephen Field, will present its spring concert “A Night at the Opera” on Sat. 5/22 at 8pm and Sun. 5/23 at 4pm. The concert will include great choruses from famous operas. The Ensemble will be assisted by guests Elisabeth MacKay Field, soprano and Wes Rickard, tenor. First Christian Church at 2035 Oleander Drive. Tickets will be required for admission but will be free to the public. Donations to support CVAE’s commitment to musical excellence for the community will be gratefully accepted. Call 910-960-SING (7464) or go to our website www. CAPE FEAR CHORDSMEN Cape Fear Chordsmen’s 22nd annual Barbershop Harmony show, 5/22, Kenan Auditorium, UNCW. Barbershop Harmony Society hosts “Lunch Break,” a hilarious comedy quartet coming in from Nashville, as part of the show. Feat. songs from the chorus, chapter quartets, a female quartet, and a pair of local high-school quartets. Plenty of variety of sound and sure to be lots of laughs and great entertainment. 2pm pm matinee and a 7:30pm evening show. Tickets are $12-15 for adults and $5 for children & students. Wally Bader: 313-2584 or GIRLS’ CHOIR OF WILMINGTON 75-member Girls’ Choir of Wilmington will be performing its spring concert, “I’m Going to Sing,” on Sun., 5/23, 5pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 3rd and Orange sts. Directed by Sandy Errante and accompanied by Steven Errante,

the concert repertoire ranges from Renaissance a capella through spirituals and then to Broadway, culminating in a medley from Les Miserables. Free, appropriate for all ages. www. (910) 962-3399 CAROLINA COURTYARD PARK A series of free outdoor concerts will be offered every Tues. in May at noon in the Carolina Courtyard Park, next to Main Library, 201 Chestnut St. Bring a lunch and a blanket or folding chair and enjoy the music! • 5/25: Rick Courtney, country music. Free, courtesy of the artists and the Friends of the Library. More concerts planned for June. 798-6301. Free parking for use of the Main Library is available in the deck next to the library. WE FEST 5 stages only $1! 101 bands from all over the country performing, on-site art, poetry, art exhibit, dance, film, open paint mural, book signing and more! Thurs., 5/27: 3p-3a; Fr., 5/28: 12p-3a; Sat., 5/29: 12p-3a; Sun., 5/30: 12p-3a; Mon, 5/31 3p-2a. Showcases brought to you by: Ninjatronics, Bootleg Magazine, Encore Magazine, Broken Wings Productions, The Artbox, Art Soup, Eskimo Kiss Records, The Beat Magazine, Carl Kruger, Me Can I Kill, Mz. Metal, Forward Motion Dance, Performer Magazine. or www. PATTY BLEE CONCERT Blee’s husky voice, confessional songs and rootsy sound have earned her numerous comparisons to artists such as Lucinda Williams. Displaying a distinctive guitar style full of bass lines and grooves, Patty intertwines memorable melodies into mid- and uptempo songs of love and longing. A wide range of influences are evident in her musical pallette—blues, folk, celtic, country, and rock. 5/27, 7:30pm, 9 N. Front St. Tickets $10. 910-274-3971. MUSIC ON THE TOWN Mayfaire Music on the Town returns for its 2010 season. Bring coolers (beer/wine is welcome), picnic baskets, chairs, friends and family to start the weekend off right! Chick-Fil-A will be at the concerts every Friday for an easy pick-me up dinner. Plus, Jumpin Party Rentals will be out with three moon bounce castles, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids (for a small fee). Fee parking and dogs are welcome! Schedule: 5/28: Jam Sandwich (Southern rock) WILMINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY 5/29 at 7pm, the Wilmington Choral Society will perform John Rutter’s Magnificat, a tremendous large-scale work for both chorus and orchestra, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1403 Market St. Tickets are free and available at the door, or call 910-254-1044 for reservations. Sponsorship opportunities are available: a fully tax-deductible donation of $150 provides for one of 18 chamber musicians. 910-254-1044. AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR African Children’s Choir performs Fri., 6/4, 7pm, Odell Williamson Auditorium at BCC. Made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in their countries, many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African Children’s Choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness. Free, but tickets rqd. OWA Box Office: (910)755-7416. 150 College Rd. NE, Bolivia, NC. RANDY JONES IN CONCERT OutImpact presents Randy Jones, aka the original Village People Cowboy, on 6/6 in Carolina Beach aboard the Royal Winner Princess II. Boarding: 6:45pm/sailing: 7-10pm. 100 Carl Winner Ave., 16 and up (minors must be accompanied by adult). Tickets: $35, All proceeds benefit CUE Center for Missing Persons. (910) 538-0115 or (910) 538-4309. RAYLAND BAXTER AND GABRIEL KELLEY Wilmington Unplugged presents Rayland Baxter and Gabriel Kelley, along with Big Al Hall and Marching Rams at Level 5 at City Stage. $15 (in advance) and $20 day of the show, with a limited number of premium stage-level seats for tenured

sponsors on a seats/table charge. All advance seats will be reserved via credit card or personal check. Billy Mellon: 352-6417

com/ThriveStudiosNC ART OF WOMEN’S CANCERS Call for participants to register and submit artwork for The Art of Women’s Cancers Exhibition and Fund-raiser. Deadline: 6/1. Exhibition held at Independence Mall 6/28-7/11. People of all ages and all artistic levels who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis of a special woman in their lives are eligible to participate. Includes women diagnosed with any type of cancer, or a family member, friend, caregiver, or health-care provider of person diagnosed w/cancer. Participants do not have to be professional artists to participate. It’s the sharing of the story that is most important. Children under age of 18 required to have parental permission to participate. womenofhopefightcancer. com or 910-617-0990.

CAPE FEAR CHORALE The Cape Fear Chorale, under the direction of Jerry Cribbs, is currently accepting new members for Fall 2010. 910-791-2121 or www.capefearchorale. org to request information. MUSIC INSTRUCTION Music instruction at Modern Music with Lucian Rowland, who has 20 years experience as a professional recording and performing musician. Private lessons available for guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass. (910) 508-1111 or

Dance TANGO Friday intro class at the Wilmington Athletic Club, 6:15pm, and the advancing couples class at 11:30am Saturday. • New couples dance at CAM: Sat. 6 sessions: 6/5, 12, 26 and 7/10, 24 and 31, 11am-1:30pm. $90/couple, (CAM members 10% discount). Class size is limited, pre-reg. required by Tues., 6/1 e-mail: daphne@cameronartmuseum. com or phone: 910-395-5999 ext. 1007. Instructor: Kent Boseman. WILMINGTON SINGLES CLUB 5/21: DJ Buddy Langley. Members $8; Guests $10 • 5/28: DJ Bobby Pearson. Members $8; Guests $10. • 6/4: DJ Robert Clemmons. Members $8/ Guests $10) • 6/11: Family Jams Band “1950’s Dance” Casual ‘50’s attire. (Members $10/Guests $12) • DJ Buddy Langley “Honor our Men Dance” ($8/10) • 6/25: Tony & Diane ($8/10). All events held at American Legion, Post 10. Music from 8-11pm. No shorts, miniskirts or denim jeans. Kathleen: (910) 232-3315. www.wilmingtonsingles. TANGO WILMINGTON Wednesday: Porters Neck Yoga & Spa, 8044 Market St. Beginners Lesson, 7:30PM ($3 for lesson). Practice aession 8-10pm ($3 for practice) • Friday: Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn, 5001 Market St., 7:30-9:30pm ($5 to the barman). Beginners’ lesson, 7:30pm • May Workshop and Milongas w/Edie and Mason: Memorial Day Weekend Workshop plus the evening Milongas. Ellen at the Wed or Fri functions, or contact: tango.wilmington@gmail. com THE CIRCLE Free form movement session every Friday, 67:30pm at Dance Cooperative 118 S. 17th st. Free or $5 donation suggested albanelved@albanelved. com. No experience needed. www.albanelved. com BABS MCDANCE NEW SCHEDULE 7-8pm • Basic Shag: Tues. 6-7pm • Night Club Two Step: Tues., 7-8pm • Basic Salsa: Tues., 7-8pm • Progressing Salsa: Tues., 8-9:30pm • Swing & Lindy: Wed., 6-7pm • Cha Cha: Wed., 7-8pm • Mambo: Wed. 8-9:30pm • Waltz: Thurs., 6-7pm • Progressing Shag: Thurs., 7-8pm • Foxtrot: Thurs., 7-8pm • Argentine Tango: Thurs. 8-9:30pm. www. CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Tues.: Shag Night. Free Shag Lessons with Brad White. Beginner 7:30pm, Intermediate 8pm. Dancing till 11pm. $5 cover. • Thurs.: Ladies Night. Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak 7:30pm. $5 cover. • Fri.: Salsa Night. Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons, 7:30pm. $5 cover. Salsa Lessons, 9:30pm & DJ Lalo. Open till 2:30am. • Sat.: Beach & Shag DJ, 7:30pm, Salsa, 11pm till close. Carolina Lounge, 910 791-7595. FIREHOUSE STUDIO BELLY DANCING Bellydance Classes at the Firehouse Pilates Studio, Mon. nights. Private and semi-private, $50 for an hour and a half instruction and $30 a piece for two people for same duration. divyawaters@yahoo. com or 910-620-3566. 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

MASS FOR THE ARTISTS Mass for the Artists, 6/4, at Dance Cooperative, 118 S. 17th St. Mass for the Artists has art preview 6-8pm, w/show immediately following from 8-10pm. Wine and refreshments served. Tickets: $15. Fourteen veteran artists will show off their favorite work, in all mediums—oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures and mixed-media pieces. Nan Graham, Paula Faraday, Elsie Boyce, M.J. Cunningham, Barbara Scalia and more! RSVP: 910395-5470 or

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 WILMINGTON SALSA CLUB Salsa Lessons, 8:30pm, Wed., Garibaldi Night Club, 4418 Market St., Wilmington, NC • 8pm, Fridays, Sywanyk’s Night Club 222 Henderson Ave., Jacksonville, NC. Dawn: (910) 471-6809

Art RE-IMAGINED “Re-Imagined” is an inaugural exhibit at the new Alternative Art Space of artist Diane Hause. Current exhibit centers on a mixed media 16 x 4 foot painting titled “Quest for the Echo’s Source,” along with woodcuts and linoleum prints that are in support of this painting that was created as a reaction to the 2005 tsunami disaster. Painting is acrylics and collage on wood panels that also were hand-carved in places so as to permit prints to be pulled directly from the painting surface.Opening: Sat., 5/22, 7-10pm, at 2TEN HAUSTUDIO,15930 HWY 210 NC East. Will hang through 6/22; venue open by appointment. 910-874-3535 or BIG PRINT BLOCK PARTY Big Print Block Party and Art Festival, presented by Cape Fear Press, 5/22, 9am-4pm. Cape Fear Blvd, East Block, Carolina Beach, NC. Reception at Le Soleil 4-7pm, free. Feat. 14 artists that will be bringing their 4x8 foot woodcuts and we’ll be printing them onto fabric, live in the street with a 3 ton steamroller! Visiting artist is Julia Morrisroe, professor of Fine Art at the University of Florida inGainesville and regularly exhibits her work internationally. She’ll be printing 2- 4x8 foot blocks as an 8x8 foot diptych. There will also be local artists and crafters exhibiting they work alongside this event. We will have some free art projects for the kids such as Gyotaku also known as Japanese fish printing. Jennifer Page: 910-458-4647, www. ARTISTS/PROOF Exhibition of works by current and recent CFCC printmaking students (and instructor Ben Billingsley) hangs at Parallelogram through 5/23. Features black-and-white and color prints, diverse subject matter and images created with a broad range of techniques including: woodcut, linocut,

drypoint, mezzotint, engraving, etching, aquatint, monotypes and monoprints. 523 S. 3rd St. 910763-5423. STUDENT ART SHOW Hanna Mathis & Full Moon Art Studio present:1st Annual Student Art Show, Sun., 5/23, 2-4pm. Certificates Presentation, 3pmFull Moon Art Studio & Show Space. 4709 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmingtonfree and open to the public, (910)5991894. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHTS Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2010, 6-9pm on the fourth Friday of each month: 5/28. No admission. All ages. Several downtown galleries, studios and art spaces will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. The Art Walk is a self-guided tour featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more. Includes opening receptions, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional art-activities; www. 20/20 FILTERS OF LIGHT AND INSIGHT 20/20 Filters of Light and Insight: art work with a pulse. (With vibrational Effects thanks to complementary 3D glasses.) ACME Art Studios711 N. 5th St., 5/28, 6-9pm. Entertainment and performance art collaboration will be provided by:Crystal Bright and The Silver Hands. Private viewing of work available by appt.: Grey Pascal. 336-327-4734or COUNTERTRANSFERENCE Group exhibition “Countertransference” will have an opening reception Fri., 5/28, at UNCWs Cultural Arts Building from 5-7pm. Each of the 10 artists involved address social issues ranging from the economic downturn to our interaction with the environment or local communities. Exhibitionavailable for viewing through 8/6, Mon-Thurs, noon-4pm. Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Dan Brawley, Anne Brennan, Mei Ling Cann, Jonathan Cobbs, Adam Jacono, Abby Spangel Perry, Dixon Stetler, Jim Tisnado, and Jan-Ru Wan. Curated by Michael Webster. 601 S. College Road, 910-962-3440. THRIVE STUDIOS “Hello...Exhibition” currently on display, featuring Thrive Studio artists. • The Miniature Art Show ill be held Sat., 5/29, 7-11pm. 6622 Gordon Rd. Unit N • Thrive-Studios/272329281091 • www.myspace.

ARTISTS NEEDED Artists and craftsmen needed for 6th annual Artists Aid the Animals art show and sale, held 6/5-6, at the Elks Club at 5102 Oleander Drive. Art or craft does not have to be animal related. 80 participants welcom, first-come, first-served. normat@ with cc to with “Art and Craft Show” in subject. Application: Gloria: 799-5401. THE KEY PROJECT Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 N. Front St., will host “Keys Show,” a juried exhibition of artwork inspired by keys, through 6/12. Both symbolic and literal, artwork submitted had only two stipulations: It must fit through the door and must not attract vermin. The key theme was wide open to interpretation, and artists really went for it. Typewriter keys, genetic keys, piano key, furry speed dating keys, etc. Media include: glass film clay iron paint (all kinds) book handmade paper charcoal words felted wool linoleum wood silk copper cardboard and of course, keys! ART OPENING AT SILVER COAST WINERY The Silver Coast Winery is proud to display the works of Suzanne C. Hunady through 6/14. Sue’s work reflects talent in several mediums including but not limited to Water Colors and Acrylics. Silver Coast Winery is a full winemaking facility housing an eclectic art gallery, unique gift shops, with beautiful picnic grounds. Private parties as well as corporate parties and weddings are welcome. Tours and Tastings on Mon.-Sat.,11am–6pm, and on Sun.,12-5pm. or 910-287-2800. CALL TO AUTHORS Art Soup, a nonprofit arts organization in Wilmington, NC, is currently seeking published or self-published authors and poets to participate in an annual, large outdoor arts festival, Sat. 9/11. Wilmington Art Walk is an artist market throughout the streets of the historic downtown area, featuring visual artists, crafts, music and more. Literary participants are welcome to sell and sign copies of current or previous work at individual booths in a special section of the festival dedicated to writers. Spaces available at discounted rate: $35/r participant. 910-620-2047 or ZIABIRD SPRING CALENDAR • 5/28-7/5. Ivey Hayes artwork at Ziabird. • 6/3, all day celebration. E-commerce website launch, magazine cover, 1 year anniversary. • 6/12, 12-5 pm. Trunk Show with Moonrise jewelry, designers of the real orchid line of jewelry. • 7/9-8/18. Andrea Peterson’s artwork at Ziabird. 1900 Eastwood Road • 910-208-9650.

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BOTTEGA EVENTS CALENDAR EXHIBIT: The Rad Fest Art Exhibit: Displaying all original pieces of six artists known for their artistic works and involvement in independent music and culture across the country, including Richard Minino of Horsebites Design, Jana Miller, Craig Horky, Joshua Mikel of Sharkguts Design, Lauren Denitzio of Black and Red Eye, Chason Huggins and Joelle Andres. Art will be on display through 6/6, with opening reception on Thurs. 5/13, 6-9pm, correspond with the kick-off weekend of Wilmington’s first Rad Fest music festival EVENTS: World Music Mon. and Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). • Starving Artist Night and Sting and Bitch, 6pm, Tues. • Wed. Weekly Wine Tastings • Call to artists: Looking for pieces for a watercolor exhibit. Anything goes. Submit 5-10 jpeg images by 7/15. 208 N. Front St. 910.763.3737,, www. PORT CITY POTTERY & FINE CRAFTS Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, w/ handmade, one-ofa-kind, 3-D art, crafts and more by jury-selected coastal North Carolina artisans. Open: Mon.-Sat., 10-5:30pm; Sun., 11-4pm. 307 N. Front St./7637111,

Museums/Programs ABRAHAM LINCOLN: SELF-MADE IN AMERICA Abraham Lincoln traveling learning station exhibit will be at UNCW’s Randall Library through 5/20. “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” features reproduction artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. A national traveling exhibit featuring reproduction artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, is open to the public free of charge Exhibit covers Lincoln’s childhood, his self-education, his careers as a surveyor and lawyer, his family life, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, the 1860 Presidential election, the Civil War, the 13th Amendment, the Emancipation Proclamation, his assassination, and other important periods and events in his life. Reproduction artifacts on display, all modeled from originals. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF WILMINGTON Our Day Camp, 8:30-12:30pm, each day for 15 children ages 4-8 years old! Special camper programs: (No extra cost)Mon., gardening; Tues., language arts; Wed., cardio chaos; Thurs., dance. Members: $20/day, non-members: $25/day. (910) 254-3534 x 102 or • Renew your membership or decide to join and have your name put in for a Memorial Day drawing. Winner receives a weekend in Charleston, SC. Katie Daniel:, (910) 243-3534 • NC AQUARIUM Pre-register for all programs! EVENTS: Aquarist Apprentice: 5/22, 2pm; 5/29, 2pm. Find out what it is like to be responsible for the aquarium critters. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, learn about our animals and their diets, and assist our staff in the preparation of food and feeding of some of our animals. Limited participants; wear close-toed shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. Ages 10 and up; ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25/participant. Aquarium admission included. • Behind the Scenes Tour: 5/23, 2pm; 5/27, 11:30am; 5/30, 2pm. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. Limited to10 participants. Children under 8 not permitted; ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15/ participant. Aquarium admission included. • Breakfast w/the Fishes: 5/29, 8am. Get a sneak peek at the aquarium before it opens for the day. Coffee, juice, pastries and bagels are provided for guests, and participants feed some of our aquarium critters! C Fee: $15 (includes the admission for the day). $5 for children ages 2-5. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $7/participant. • Children’s Discovery Time: 5/27, 10am, Amphibians: Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program. For pre-school children. Fee: $5/child; parents pay admission only. • Daddy and Me: 5/22, 9am.

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Dads and children interact and learn together about aquarium animals, and enjoy free playtime in our Freshwater Wonders Room, which will be reserved just for program participants. Kids ages 1-3. Fee: $13/adult and child ($1 ea. add. child) Admission included • Mommy and Me: 5/29, 9am. Moms and children interact and learn together about aquarium animals, and enjoy free playtime in our Freshwater Wonders Room, which will be reserved just for program participants. Kids ages 1-3. Fee: $13/adult and child ($1 ea. add. child). Admission included • Sea Squirts Breakfast and Playtime with the Fishes: 5/28, 8am. Toddlers and parents invited to come explore the aquarium from 8-9am before open doors to the general public. Kids ages 1-3 will get to meet some of our animal friends up-close, hear a fishy story, and have playtime in our Freshwater Wonders Room. Fee: $15 (includes the admission for the day). $5/children ages 2-3. Members pay $7/participant. • Ft. Fisher Hermit’s School of Common Sense: 5/23, 3pm. Join aquarium staff to watch the award winning documentary, “The Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life & Death of Robert E. Harrill,” and take a walk in the Hermit’s footsteps out through the marsh to the bunker where he lived. Ages 15 and


from composer, arranger, and performer Grenoldo Frazier. CLASSES: Yoga, every Thurs., noon, $5 members, $8 non-members. • Tai Chi, every Wed., noon, $5 members, $8 non-members per class • Life Drawing, Tues, 6-9pm, 5/25-6/29. $70/6-wk. session—meet in Reception Hall. Easels and tables provided. Participants must have own drawing materials—dry drawing materials and watercolors can be used in this space • Hand and Wheel Pottery Techniques: Mon/Wed, 5/31-7/21, 9am-noon, $250. Evening classes: Tues./Thurs.: 6/1-7/22, 5:30-8:30pm, $250. Hiroshi Sueyoshi teaches handbuilding, wheel throwing, glazing and finishing techniques. Class size is limited. Open to all skill levels, ages 16+.• Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri: 11am2pm, Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm.Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid student ID card, $3 Children age 2 -12. cameronartmuseum. com or 910-395-5999. BATTLESHIP Fabulous Fantail Film: May 21st—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder). Tickets are $2 and go on sale at 7:30pm. Chairs provided but camp chairs/blankets welcome. Popcorn & drinks on sale. 910-251-5797. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Conservation Matters: Explore the art and science of artifact conservation. Discover what it is, who does it, and why it matters to museums. A selection of beautifully conserved furniture and other objects from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on display. • Going To The Movies: Experience the history of a century of movie-going in the Lower Cape Fear region. Explore where people went to the movies. Discover how the theater experience has changed over the years. Watch some of the first films local residents may have seen. • Cape Fear Treasures:Drink- Glimpse a selection of drinking vessels, as you explore treasures from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection. From 18th-century bottles to fancy teapots to modern-day souvenir mugs, discover objects that help tell the stories of liquid consumption through time. EVENTS: Lecture by fine arts conservator Todd Jorgensen on Thurs., 5/20, 7pm. Takes place in the Museum’s Williston Auditorium, and will explore the art and science of wood conservation. Participants will enjoy an informal tour of the Museum’s Conservation Matters exhibit after the presentation. Seating is limited. Tickets: $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers, available at 910-798-4362. Light refreshments served. • Volunteer Open House held first Wed. of mo. Opportunities are available in museum store, working with the historic collection, and as an education docent. Hours: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat. and 1-5pm, Sun. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Members are always free. 814 Market St.

The Battleship NC will continue its Fabulous Fantail Film Festival aboard its deck every Friday night in May. This week, Gene Wilder stars in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, based on the classic Roald Dahl children’s tale. Tickets are only $2 and go on sale at 7:30pm. Chairs provided, but camp chairs and blankets are welcome. Concessions will also be on sale on the ship. (910) 251-5797. up. Fee: $18 w admission, $10 w/o. • Salt Marsh and Crabbing: 5/30, 3pm. Hands-on program that introduces participants to the challenge of catching blue crabs; lessons in biology and crabbing equipment prepare participants for an exciting expedition outdoors to catch (and release) crabs. All equipment is provided. Ages 7 and up. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $16/participant, $8 for members. Admission included. • Surf Fishing Workshop: 5/22, 9am. 3-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment provided; rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Ages 10 and up. Fee: $12/participant. Admission not included. • Art in the Garden: 6/5-6. Visitors strolling the boardwalk will encounter large scale photographic art by local artist and UNCW graduate Sean Ruttkay. Ruttkay donated the pieces to the Aquarium in conjunction with its Surf It, Save It: Aquarium Surf Festival. 910-458-7468; 900 Loggerhead Rd. Kure Beach. CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: North Carolina Collects: The Real McCoy. Through 9/12 is the first in a series of exhibitions featuring private collections of North Carolina collectors.The exhibition will feature cookie jars, vases and decanters ranging from the 1930’s to the 1970’s and will include rare, one-of-a-kind examples of McCoy pottery. • Recollection: The Past Is Present, through 6/20. The exhibition’s visual and thematic referencing of the past while being rooted firmly in the present connects the art work of Amalia Amaki, Lillian Blades and Beverly Buchanan to the historicaltinged quilts by African American women in the exhibition. EVENTS: Forward Motion Dance Co., Thurs., 5/20, 7-8pm. members: $5/non-members: $8. Inspired by the exhibition Recollection: The Past is Present choreographer Tracey Varga and Forward Motion Dance Company have created a new work with musical inspiration and guidance

BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, it focuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. EVENTS: 5/20: Preservation Celebration cocktail party at 10 S. 5th Ave.; wonderfully restored, historic Williams House. 910-251-3700. www. 503 Market St CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM Cool down in front of “Anaconda Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even touch rare animals assembled from all over the planet in beautiful simulations of their natural environments. Meet colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11am-6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 762-1669 or LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for more than 130 years. Interests and activities for all ages including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively children’s area, and spectacular scale models. Housed in an original 1882 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. Groups receive special guided tours. Facilities can also be booked for meetings or mixers, accommodating groups of up to 150. Admission only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/military, $3 for children 2-12, and free under age 2. Located at the north end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. 910763-2634 or NC MARITIME MUSEUM AT SOUTHPORT The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport hosts regular Monthly Adult Programs on the 3rd Tues. of each month at 7pm at the Southport Community Building. Free to members and $5 for non-members.116 N. Howe St. / 910-457-0003.

Sports/Recreation HALYBURTON NATURE PROGRAMS Free, pre-reg rqd. 4099 S. 17th Street 910-3410075 or Ages 16 and up • Water World (ages 6-10), 6/19, 1:30-3pm. Enter into the depths of the ocean, the vastness of lakes, and the still waters of a pond as we discover some amazing creatures and their adaptations to the life they lead. Enjoy activities such as fishy who’s who, Sea Turtle International, and Edge of Home. Later, we will show off our wet and wild side by creating some really watery crafts. $3/participant • Winged Dragons (ages 6-10), 7/17, 1:30-3pm. Insects have received the reputation of being icky, bitey, stingy and down right creepy. One insect is quite the opposite. They are the coral reefs of the insect world; dragonflies. Discover the amazing world of these wonderful creatures by observing them in the great outdoors. Later, we will engage ourselves in a dragonfly craft. $3/participant • Backyard Birding and Feeding, 5/22, 9:30-11am. Each season invites new visitors to your backyard. Some remain all year round, while others migrate great distances. Join a park naturalist into the world of birds and discover what tasty treats and feeders will attract these fantastic creatures each season. Discover how you could build your own backyard bird oasis. Age 10 and up. $3/participant • Holly Shelter Eco-tour with Andy Wood, 5/27, 8am-3pm, ages 18 and up. 4-hour guided tour of the Holly Shelter Wildlife Game Land with Andy Wood takes participants through a limited-access 100-square-mile natural area in the heart of rural Pender County. Prepayment: $35/participant. Limit: 13 • Fossils, 5/28, 10:30am-5pm, 18 and up. Fossils are the signs and remains of ancient living things that have been preserved in the Earth’s crust. Area here contains several different types of fossils, ranging in age from 10 thousand to 80 million years old. Pre-reg rqd. $5/participant • NC Birding Trail Hikes links birders with great birding sites across the state and the local communities in which they are found. NC has an incredible diversity of habitats which provide food and shelter for more than 440 bird species throughout the year, making it a premiere destination for birders and nature-lovers. Ea. mo. we will explore a different site along the Coastal Plain Trail in Southeastern NC. Ea. hike will be approximately 2 mi. Transportation from Halyburton Park is included. $10/participant: Green Swamp, 5/20, 8am-2pm • Abbey Nature Preserve, 6/17, 8am-12pm. • Masons Inlet-free, Fri , 7/16, 8am-12pm • Sunset Beach, 8/19, 8am-2pm. • Nature Programs For Preschoolers, 2-5: Discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Space is limited $3/participant. Schedule: Go Fish, 5/24-25, 10-11am; Nonsense, 6/7-8, 10-11am; Incredible Insect, 6/28-29, 10-

11am ; All About Bluebirds, 7/6-7, 10-11am ; Leaf Litter Critters, 7/19-20, 10-11am; Happy Hoppers, 8/2-3, 10-11am; Animal Tracks, 8/23-24, 10-11am. (910) 341-0075. SEASIDE SOCCER CLASSIC 5/22-23: 17th annual Seaside Soccer Classic, a youth soccer championship sanctioned by the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association. Hosted by the Cape Fear Soccer Association, the classic provides a fun, safe and competitive opportunity for teams of all levels. Championship open to all club teams that regularly participate in challenge and classic league play, including up to 300 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia this year. Mandatory registration takes place at Courtyard by Marriott on Van Campen Blvd., 5/21, 6-9pm. Reg: 910-392-0306 or tournaments@capefearsoccer. com or CAPE FEAR WATER GARDEN TOUR On Sat/Sun, 6/5-6, 9am-4pm, there will be 13 gardens showcased on the self-guided Cape Fear Water Garden Tour 2010, benefitting the Ability Garden, an accessible gardening/horticulture program based at the New Hanover County Arboretum. Featuring quiet pools and ponds, to cascading waterfalls, spillways and even an island, and a wide range of native and imported trees, flowers and shrubs.Tickets: $12 ea. or two for $20 prior to May 16; after, $15. Available at: 6206 Oleander Drive or via email reservation: dcooley@ PADDLING CLUB Visiting a different location each month. Preregi. rqd, 12 and up (persons under 18 must be with parent/guardian). Per trip: $20 using our canoes/ $10 using your own. Greenfield Lake: 6/7, 9 am-noon. Meet at Boat House, 8:45 am. 2-3 mile paddle, Greenfield Lake • Waccamaw River (Pirway Section), Mon. 7/26, 8am-2pm Meet at Halyburton Park (4099 S. 17th St. 341-0836 WATER AEROBICS Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program for adults/ seniors: Free water aerobics classes on Tues/Thurs. 6/15-8/19 9-10am in the Robert Strange Pool at 410 S. 10th St. Pre-reg rqd. (910)341-7253. PILATES FOR MEN Tues. 5/18 at 6:15pm. Class will cost $20 per class. In Balance Pilates Studio, 3828 Oleander Dr. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH RECREATION CLASSES Wrightsville Beach Shag Lessons. Beginner and Intermediate shag lessons held on Suns in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located in Wrightsville Beach Park. No partner needed. Next class starts 6/6 • Bridge Workshops, Thurs, 10am-12:30pm. May 20th. Open to anyone with basic bridge knowledge and play experience. Meets in the Fran Russ Recreation Center. Pre-reg required. • Tennis Lessons. All ages. Classes meet Mon/ Wed. at the Tennis Courts at Wrightsville Beach Park. • Yoga. Tues/Wed, 6:30pm. Classes meet in Fran Russ Rec Center • Pilates. Mon/Wed; Fri, 10:1511:15am. Beginner Pilates on Tues/Thurs. 7:308:15 am. • Low Impact Aerobics. Mon/Wed/Fri. 8-9am and 9-10am. • Tone & Stretch. Tues/Thurs. 8:30-9:15 am. • Boot Camp Tues/Thurs. 6-7am 910-256-7925 for registration info. PIRATE ADVENTURE CRUISES Come on a 2-hr. pirate adventure and sail the high seas with a nationally recognized storyteller and pirate expert, Captain Timothy Dillinger, author of “The Pick Pocket Pirate.” Tour Banks Channel, Mott’s Creek, the Intracoastal Waterway, and Money Island; Pirate Cruises depart the Blockade Runner Hotel dock on Wrightsville Beach, Thurs., 3:30pm. Joe: 910-200-4002. GREENFIELD IPOD TOUR Cape Fear River Watch is proud to announce the launching of a new self-guided podcast boat tour on Greenfield Lake. Tour educates the public about the history, culture and recreational attributes present at Greenfield Lake. Joe: 910-200-4002 or


Showing at 1612 Castle St ‘s Juggling Gypsy, 8pm, free. 5/23: “Chicago 10”: Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. • 5/30: “Coonskin”: A multi-layered satire of race relations in America. Live-action sequences of a prison break bracket the animated story of Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox, who rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a con-man, a racist cop, and the Mafia. Not for the PC crowd! (910) 763-2223 SEX AND THE CITY PREMIERE PARTY Grab your girlfriends (and your Mr. Big) and get your fix at the official Sex and the City Premiere Party, hosted by Wilmington’s “Style Girl” Jess James, at Homewood Suites in Mayfaire. Dess a la Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte, and enjoy poolside “Carrie Cosmos,” Moroccan belly dancing by Samra, light bites, shopping with Bordeax Jewelry, Paradise Yoga and, of course, fabulous prizes for “Best Dressed” Sex and the City-style stars! 5/27: 5:30-10pm. Movie Times: 7pm & 10:10pm. Party ticket: $5 in advance online ( / $10 at the door. FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park comes alive with activity as families from all areas bring their lawn chairs and blankets and spend an evening together under the stars watching some of the best hit movies around. This year will be no different. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is on the cutting edge offering a line up which includes three 2010 Academy Award nominated films as well as films that have yet to be released to the public. This year’s line up includes: 5/30 Avatar • 6/6 Night at the Museum 2. Ea. week Chamber of Commerce hosts a food drive benefiting a local charity. This is your chance to help someone in need simply by bringing a non-perishable food item for donation. Films are free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and popular concessions available. CINEMATIQUE Cinematique returns to Thalian Hall Main Theater. All screenings at 7:30, $7 (unless otherwise noted). • The North Face, 5/31-6/2, tells the true story of four men who attempted to climb the almost vertical north face of the Eiger peak in the Swiss Alps in 1936. Combating bad weather, rock slides and avalanches, the men fight for survival on a mountain of cruel beauty. 121 minutes. Not rated. In German with English subtitles. • Art of the Steal, 6/14-16, tells the story of a working class success, Albert Barnes, who amassed one of the most spectacular private art collections in the world, valued at $25 billion. To protect it from sale and relocation after his death, he established the Barnes Foundation and located it at Lincoln University, a traditionally African-American college. Hundreds of works by Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso and Renoir are included and Mr. Barnes’ will carefully provided for their protection. Director Don Argott examines the fight to relocate the Barnes collection to Philadelphia and the political, racial and economic influences that allowed it to happen. 101 minutes. Not Rated. • Vincere, 6/21-23, intersperses actual newsreel footage with poetic depiction to tell the story of the seduction, betrayal and abandonment of Benito Mussolini’s reputed first wife, Ida Dalser. Director Marco Bellocchio; Filippo Timi as Mussolini, Fausto Russo Alesi as Riccardo Paicher. 128 minutes. Not rated;some nudity and sexuality. In Italian with English subtitles. • A Prophet, 6/28-30, was the grand prize winner of the 2009 Cannes Film festival , portraying the transformation of Malik, from a young Frenchman sent to prison for a small crime into a skilled, adult criminal integrated into the prison’s twisted society. Deprived of choices, he embraces the prison power structure and commits murder in order to obtain protection.149 minutes. Rated R. In French, Arabic and Corsu with English subtitles. • Greenberg, 7/12-14, is 40, works as a carpenter, and vents his anger in potent complaint letters about minor problems. He was once in a band and once had a breakdown. Now he agrees to return to Los Angeles, the town he left 15 years ago, and house sit for his more successful brother. He is uncomfortable and unsettled and it is clear that he has not moved into real adulthood. 107 minutes. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach

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Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation will host so many upcoming camps, kids will be swooning to choose their favorite activities. Soccer? Check. Lacrosse? Check. Tennis? Check. They also have a Performance Club for the li’l thespians and even an Art Camp. Call now to reserve space for your child: (910) 256-7925

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH CAMPS Soccer Camp: (Ages 3-12) Wrightsville Beach Parks and Rec. hosts Challenger Sports, British Soccer Camp. Two, five-day camps that meet Mon-Fri, 6/21-25 and 7/19-23 at Wrightsville Beach Park. Fee includes a soccer ball and a T-shirt. Fees and times vary depending on age. • Lacrosse Camp (Ages 11-14, rising 5th – 8th grades) Cape Fear Academy Head Coach Paul Gilbert leads this 5day Summer Lacrosse Camp at Wrightsville Beach Park. His team of instructors includes local area middle school and high school coaches. Camp will consist of stick skills, and drills teaching proper catching and throwing. 6/287/2, 5-8pm. Wrightsville Beach residents $140 or Non-residents $175. • Tennis Camp: (Ages 8-11) 4-day camp for youth emphasizes sound fundamentals, from grips and proper footwork to stroke production and movement. 6/28 – 7/1, 9am-noon, at the Wrightsville Beach tennis courts. Wrightsville Beach residents $120 / Non-residents $150. • Performance Club: Directed by LJ Woodard. Session dates, times and fees vary depending on age. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee. • Art Camp taught by local artists, Susan Tharin & Julia Jensen, exploring a variety of crafting and art techniques including composition, design and color concepts. Students will get hands on experience in painting, bead making, mosaic glasswork, wirework and much more! Camps meet 9am-noon, in the Fran Russ Recreation Ctr, located in Wrightsville Beach Park. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee. SESSIONS: for ages 7 and up, 6/21 – 25 or 7/12 – 16, Wrightsville Beach residents $130/ Non-residents $160. • Cotillion: (Ages 4*-8) Cape Fear Cotillion Manners Camp with Tracee Meyer. We will be making manners fun with games, crafts and activities, on the tennis/basketball courts practicing sportsmanship, learning ballroom & popular dances, and serving lunch to practice our table manners every day! You will come away from this camp with skills that will last a lifetime! (4 yr olds entering kindergarten in fall are eligible) 7/26-30, 9am-noon, at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center. Wrightsville Beach residents $140/Non-residents $175 MARINE SCIENCE AND ART CAMP Half-day program delights children with a hands on sea life experience in the safety of The Montessori classrooms and outside environment. Water safety issues are explored with a child friendly approach. Art projects, experiments and music go hand in hand with each “sea critter” or environmental topic that is introduced. Sea life offered by Hieronymus Fishing Charters. Ages 3-6 years. We will work with your vacation schedule. PANANCEA ADVENTURES CAMP Panacea Adventures’ “Let It Go” Program Offers Adventure Therapy for Obese Youth in SENC. Wilderness therapy develops self confidence, while fostering weight loss. Just in time for First Lady Michelle Obama’s national initiative to combat childhood obesity, Wilmington’s Panacea Adventures is launching an adventure camp to address the problem here. “Let it Go” merges multiple therapeutic models with a thorough nutritional curriculum to achieve improved mental and physical health for youth at risk of becoming obese. The first program will host eight children, ages 13 to 17, and will begin in late April. “Let It Go” will engage the children and their families for six months with periodic wilderness adventures and weekly group meetings. The adventures will be led by professional wilderness guides (certified in wilderness medicine) and a licensed therapist, and will include sea kayaking, surfing, white water rafting, rock climbing and hiking. In-town sessions will focus on physical training and family nutrition with each discussion led by a registered dietitian, therapist and physical trainer. The cost for the

program is $6,200 per child (includes weekly group/family counseling and nutrition classes) and the organization is seeking grants, contributions and sponsors so that no child is refused based on an inability to pay. UPPER ROOM THEATRE CO. SUMMER CAMP The Upper Room Theatre Company has announced the summer camp schedule for its Kids’ Musical Theatre (KMT). The camp, intended for children and teens in first through eighth grade, will take place from 6/28-7/27. The program will run from 9am-1pm daily in the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation’s Ministry Center, 7500 Market St. The camp schedule is as follows: 6/28-7/2: Hannah Montana; 7/5-9, Peter Pan; 7/12-16, The Lion King; and 7/19-23, Annie. $15 one-time, non-refundable registration fee for individuals; $25 one-time, nonrefundable registration fee for siblings (one fee covers two siblings) plus $95 per week. A 10% discount is offered if sibling attends the same week of Camp KMT. Scholarships are available on as needed basis. Contact Kate Santhuff, KMT Camp Director, at or call (910) 686-9203.

Lectures/Readings POMEGRANATE BOOKS Thurs. 5/20: Poetry Bomb, 7pm. The Poetry Bomb is a former U.S. military practice bomb. The artifact will be completely converted into a beautiful object filled with poetry from around the world. When finished, it will have a primo paint job, a window or portal that will open and close, making it possible to not only see inside of the piece, but to take poems out at performances to read aloud, and to add future submissions. Bring your poems to put inside it! • Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Ave. 910-452-1107., www. MEET THE AUTHOR David La Vere’s The Lost Rocks: The Dare Stones and the Unsolved Mystery of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony will be at Two Sisters Bookery on Saturday, 5/22,1-3pm, reading, signing copies of his book that sheds new light on North Carolina’s oldest mystery: The Lost Colony. La Vere is an award-winning author and UNCW professor. 318 Nutt St, 910-762-4444.

Classes/Workshops REJUICENATE One weekend, a whole new you! Cleanse your body into summer the weekend of 5/22-23. Enjoy yoga, meditation exercises, juicing, education and benefits from body cleansing, aromatherapy, and essential oils. Cost $85. Weekend cleanse will be held at Natural Therapies Institute from 10am-6pm Saturday & 10am-4pm Sunday. Brought to you by Your Life In Balance & Soil to Soul. Call 910-2648465 to register. ECKANKAR CENTER OF WILMINGTON Eckankar Center of Wilmington, 5040 Wrightsville Ave. Workshops free. All welcome. Info: 7998356 or e-mail • The Value of Chanting, 6:30-8pm: 6-Week series of free workshops, all teaching how to chant, focusing on peace and self-awareness: 5/27: Experience Divine

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Love; 6/3: Quiet the Mind & Ego; 6/10: Expand Your Awareness; 6/17: Contentment & Tranquility; 6/24: Have Your Own Spiritual Experiences. Drop-ins welcome. • 2 Hour Workshop: 6/26, 2pm-4pm, “Past Lives, Dreams, & Soul Travel” at the Northeast Branch Library, 1241 Military Cutoff, Wilmington. Free and open to the public. Based on the book, “Past Lives, Dreams, & Soul Travel” by Harold Klemp; & is available at any bookstore or online booksellers. Exercises to recall & resolve past lives. Exercises for dream interpretation. and exercises for soul travel, self-awareness and soulawareness. POPLAR GROVE Classes: Pilates, Mon. 4:30-5:30pm • Glass Bead Making, Sat. 5/8, 5/29, 11am-4:30pm. $175. 18 and up. • Wire Wrap Beading, third Wed. of each month 11am-12pm & Mon. 5/17, 6/21 6-7:30pm. $35 • Bracelet Making, first Wed. of ea. month 11am-12pm & Mon. 5/3, 6/7 6-7:30pm. $50. • Tae Kwon-Do, Tues. & Thurs. 6-7pm. $75/month. • Self -Defense for Adults, Wed. 1-2:15pm, 5:45-7pm. $40/4 classes. • 910-686-9518 ext. 26, www. OCEAN SAFETY COURSE Indo Jax Surf School and Ocean Safety For Kids are teaming up for a free ocean safety course this summer, every Sunday at Wrightsville Beach Access #10, noon-1, from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Free! (910) 274-3565. A PLACE TO BEAD Beading classes and parties for all ages! Basic stringing and basic earring making offered weekly. Precious Metal Clay and multiple wire wrapping classes offered monthly. Special projects and advanced classes offered on weekends. Every Sunday join local artist’s for Bead Therapy. Please call 910-799-2928 or check out www. for times and prices. PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS Private Guitar Lessons. $30/half hour or $45/hour. Will come to you. 232-4750. ENGLISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am. The ESOL group is sponsored by the Cape Fear Literacy Council and teaches English to Spanish speakers. Arwen Parris: 910-509-1464.

Clubs/Notices LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear hold their annual meeting at Temptations, 3051 Oleander Dr., 5/20, beginning with a social hour at 6pm. Everyone will order from the open menu; dinner served at 7pm. Guest speaker, Molly Beacham of Democracy North Carolina, will discuss Fair Elections Now Act, which has been introduced in both houses of Congress. Public invited; RSVP: Diane Michel at M1cheldt@aol. com or phoning Anne Cousineau at 392-2901. WORLD WAR II REMEMBERED GROUP Post-war Nuremberg Trials, held in Germany by the victorious Allies to bring Nazi war criminals to justice, is the topic of the 5/21 monthly meeting of Southeastern NC’s World War II Remembered Group. Group meets at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 South College Rd, 10am, following fellowship and refreshments at 9:30am. Public invited. Dr. Taylor McFain, UNC Wilmington history professor, will lead the discussion. John Nelson: or 399-7020. HAINES FINANCIAL, LLC OPEN HOUSE Haines Financial, LLC open house: Wed., 5/26, 2-7pm, 1427 Military Cutoff Rd., Ste 202. CITY POOLS OPENING City’s swimming pools will be open Sat., 5/29, Mon., 5/31, and Sat., 6/6. Regular summer hours begin on 6/10. All facilities are handicap accessible and equipped with bathhouses/restroom facilities. Pools also feature lifeguard staff on duty at all times. Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults. Legion Stadium, 2131 Carolina Beach Road, open Sat., 5/29, Mon., 5/31 and Sat., 6/6, 11am -5pm . Regular summer hours begin 6/10, Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri., 1-5pm; Wed, 1-6pm; and Sat., noon-5pm. • Robert Strange Pool, 410 S. 10th St., Sat. 5/29, Mon. 5/31 & Sat. 6/6, 11am5pm. Regular summer hours, 6/10: Mon/Wed/Fri, 1-5pm; Tues/Thurs, 1-6pm and Sat, noon-5pm. • Northside Pool, 750 Bess St., Sat., 5/29, Mon., 5/31 and Sat., 6/6, 11am-5pm. Regular summer hours, 6/10: Mon/Tues/Thurs: 1-5pm ; Wed/Fri, 16pm; and Sat, noon-5pm. • Northside Splash Pad, 750 Bess St., free. Open May-early Oct. (weather

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permitting), Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm. 341-0064 SAVING ANIMALS YARD SALE Shop at Lowe’s Food at Monkey Junction (5309 Carolina Beach Rd.) between 8 am and 3 pm. Funds raised provide relief for suffering animals during natural/man-made disasters. Rain day May 22. LOBSTER FEST Church of the Servant, Episcopal presents 26th Annual Lobster Fest on Sat, 6/5, noon-5pm, at Church of the Servant, 4925 Oriole Dr. Fesh Maine lobsters available live ($18) or cooked ($20). Two dinner selections: traditional cooked lobster, cole slaw, corn on the cob and a roll ($23), or “COS Boil” with cooked lobster, sausage, new potatoes, cole slaw, corn on the cob, and roll ($25). Child’s plate, $5: hot dog, corn on the cob and cookie. Extra sides and fresh baked desserts available. Take meal home or eat it at church. All forms of payment accepted; free delivery available for orders of 15 or more within New Hanover County and nearby Brunswick. Payment due at order. Deadline: 5/27. 910-545-5378,, www.• Harbor Island at Wrightsville Beach has its own Lobster Fest Block Party, 7pm, 6/5, onthe Live Oak Drive median. Bring your covered dish for sharing, beverage and chairs. Order cooked lobsters for $21. WILMINGTON PRIDE 2010 The celebration of the Wilmington LGBT community takes place 6/10-13. OutWilmington asks for the community’s help in making Pride weekend a success, by offering suggestions and or help. Pride helps encourage all LGBT groups and supportive businesses to get involved and celebrate.OutWilmington will be glad to advertise any planned event or activity and we will help promote it with you such as: a restaurant’s drink special or any other specials during Pride; a retail space’s open house, perhaps offering refreshments and/or entertainment; or any event that can draw out the public and raise awareness and support of Pride Weekend. Currently planned: 6/12: afternoon Street Fair (interested sponsors should join us and gain local support); 6/12 evening: Dinner and a show at St. Jude’s for $20/ person, more details coming soon. GAMBLER’S ANONYMOUS Wilmington Gambler’s Anonymous Meeting, 6:30pm, Cape Fear Presbyterian Church. 2606 Newkirk Ave. Casey F.: (910) 599-140 SPRINGBROOK CARRIAGE/TROLLEY TOURS Narrated horse-drawn tours of historic Wilmington by a costumed driver. Enjoy a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions. Open daily, 10am-10pm. Market & Water streets. $12 per adult, $5 per child under 12. Tours leave continuosly throughout the day without a reservation. 910 251-8889. www.horsedrawntours. com. TOURS OF OLD WILMINGTON Walking tours start at the end of Market and Water streets on the Cape Fear River. Times: 9am, 11am and 1pm, Wed-Sat., or Sun/Mon/Tues by appt. $12 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Seniors are $10. Provide step-on tours for bus tours and group-walking tours. Due to weather, call to check on times etc: 910-409-4300. http:// YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NHC Meets first and third Tues. ea. month, the downtown public library, third floor, 6:30pm. Ages 18-35. HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions. Daily continuous tours offered 10am-10pm. Market and Water streets. $12 for adults, $5 per child. (910) 251-8889 or www.

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HOME EDUCATION ARTS HEArts (Home Education Arts) is a Wilmington, NC based homeschool group for families interested in using creative, integrated techniques to facilitate learning at home. We are a fully

inclusive, nonsectarian group that embraces diversity. Members plan park play dates, fieldtrips, parties, classes and spontaneous activities. We meet online at: HEArts_HomeEducationArts/. Sheree Harrell: 910-632-9454. CAPE FEAR ROLLER GIRLS Love to Roller Skate? If you are interested in playing roller derby, being a derby referee, or derby volunteer please contact the Cape Fear Roller Girls: or visit our website All skill levels welcomed! TOURS OF WWII SITES Wilmington author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., now leads customized, personalized guided tours of World War II sites in Southeastern North Carolina. 793-6393 or History@wilburjones. com CAPE FEAR WEDDING ASSOCIATION Meet and greet, 3rd Wed. ea. month. $25, members free. YWCA YWCA Bridge club, Mon: 12:30-3:30pm. Open to all players new to duplicate and those with less than 50 points. Marie Killoran: 452-3057 or Shirley Dail: 799-4287 • Aquatics, adult and kids exercise programs available • Scrabble Club meets 6:30pm, YWCA Bridge Center in Marketplace Mall. Bruce Shuman: 256-9659 or Gary Cleaveland: 458-0752. www.scrabble-assoc. com • Chess Club meets 6:30pm. David Brown: 675-1252 or 343-8002; at the Bridge Center, 41 Market Place Mall. • Mommie-Preneurs, a network/support group of women entrepreneurs, meet the 1st Wed. of month at YWCA. 2815 S. College Rd; 910-799-6820. PSORIASIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at Port City Java in Harris Teeter on College and Wilshire, 5pm. Christopher: (910) 232-6744 or Free; meet others with psoriasis and get educated on resources and program assistance. AD/HD SUPPORT GROUPS CHADD volunteers facilitate support groups for people affected by AD/HD. Our Parent Support Group for parents of children with AD/HD meets the second Mon of ea. month at the YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear (S. College Road at Holly Tree) from 7-9pm. Our Adult Support Group for adults who have AD/HD themselves meets monthly on the second Tuesday at the same place and time. Free and areavailable on a drop-in basis to residents of New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. Karen: CAPE FEAR KNITTERS Wilmington chapter of the Knitting Guild of America holds monthly meetings the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am-noon, at UNCW, Bear Hall, Rm 208. Open to all interested in the skill of knitting. We will teach those interested in learning and help current knitters increase their knowledge and skill. Judy Chmielenski: 910-383-0374. www. CREATIVE WOMEN’S EXCHANGE The Creative Women’s Exchange, a newly formed group of creative minds with a mission to be Wilmington’s primary catalyst of creative inspiration and support for women through events, workshops, monthly meetings, mentorship, projects and the open exchange of ideas and services will be resuming monthly meetings. The Greenlight Lounge from 7-9pm. 21 N. Front St. or (910)3520236. CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets the third Wed. of each month, Sept. thru June @ 7:30pm on UNCW Campus in the Cultural Arts Building. www.capefearcameraclub. org for more info. NEWCOMERS CLUB Wilmington Newcomers Club meets monthly, 9:30am, 2nd Thurs ea. month at Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St. Sign up for satellite groups, where members can follow their particular interests and make new friends—bridge clubs, dinner groups, business networking groups, etc. 910-632-8315,

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