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02 ILL COMMUNICATION
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12 SAME AS IT EVER WAS
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19 brad heller & THE FUSTICS
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downtown sundown Local and tribute bands play for betterment of downtown Summer’s unofficial arrival in southeastern NC often shows up earlier than June 22nd, thanks to the influx of outdoor concerts hosted across town. Downtown Sundown is one of many, hosted by Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI), kicking off its celebration this Friday, May 24th. Taking place for free every week through August at Riverfront Park, the series boosts economic impact to downtown to the tune of $1 million. John Hinnant, president of WDI, spoke with encore about the series, dishing numbers, answering all of our burning questions (like, why tribute bands—such as above’s Revival: The Allman Brothers Band Experience, playing July 5th) and divulging info on the great lengths the board goes to ensure the series benefits everyone downtown, from businesses to bands, nonprofits to tourists and locals alike. Check out our covberage on page 17 and the full schedule for the 2013 series. Cover and inside photos, courtesy of bands.
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15 gallery guide: Check out what’s hanging in area art galleries.
16-17 music: Bethany Turner interviews Indecision about their reunion at Soapbox; Shea Carver gets all the deets on the Downtown Sundown concert series.
18-22 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing across the region.
25 film: Anghus reviews a slick CGI-laden ‘The Great Gatsby’
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4 LIVE LOCAL 7 NEWS OF THE WEIRD
live local. live small.
hler by Gwenyfar Ro e of Peanuts,’ with
Business owners get the cause
veryone should own a business, but
there are people who should never own a business. It may sound contradictory, but this is something I have been kicking around for a couple of years, maybe close to 10, to be precise. Outside of a classroom, experience is our primary educator. If owning a small business does anything, it teaches us how the real world works. When I was still in college and running my tea company, I remember having a “set-to” with one of my professors because of a snide comment made about 18-year-olds and their irresponsibility. I made it clear that not only was I not 18, but that, as a small-business owner, I had to manifest money out of thin air every month. I had to iterate that I didn’t have a nice, dependable monthly salary with state benefits. Also, I made my resentment about such a comment quite clear, especially when coming from someone languishing in the lap of comparable comfort. Needless to say, I had to drop the class. I have been thinking and ruminating on it ever since. Lately, it has been recurring in my mind. I really do think owning a small business is an experience more people should have. Business owners know exactly how much money they have to make every month in order to keep their doors open—which also means they know what the daily sales number must be. In addition, they usually can inform what each square foot costs in order to operate. That might sound like a strange thing to say, but one must maximize space to create profit. Information like that helps make decisions about use of space and flow. For example, at the bookstore, each square foot needs to produce $3.42 a month in order to break even. Remember: “Break even” is the number before profit—before the owner takes anything home. Sure, it may not sound like much, and it is a manageable number, but it is an important piece of information for decision-making. In our case, it leads to a strong emphasis on vertical space, lots of low-dollar impulse-buy type books and novelty items, like magnetics and buttons out at eye level, etc. It is also why we we put up a lot of flyers for other people’s events in a specific
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place. I often hear: “Why can’t I put my flyer in your front window? Why does it have to be on the corkboard?” My response: “Because I paid a quarter-million dollars for the front windows; that‘s expensive real estate.” It’s an honest, simple answer that tends to shock people. Small-business ownership will cure folks of trying to sit in a restaurant/bar/coffee shop without ordering anything. Because they begin to understand just how expensive that real estate really is. Here’s another tid-bit of info for all the well-meaning people who go out and solicit donations for charitable fundraisers: While the line “you can take it off on your taxes” is very nice, let me explain how that really works: Retail businesses collect and remit sales tax; restaurants do the same with food tax. I cannot subtract anything from this because it is collected from the customer by me and turned over to the state as is. Businesses do payroll taxes; this is the part that is withheld from a check, and the part that we are required to match. We cannot subtract from this, again, because it is set. We pay property taxes on both the equipment we use to operate the business, and, if one’s lucky enough to own their own property, the land and physical structure itself. I cannot deduct my donation from this, either. We get to pay an annual fee just to exist as a corporation in NC. I cannot deduct my donation to from that, either. The last and most lovely tax we get to pay is on any income or discernible profit we might have had for the year. Finally! This is the only place where a donation could be a tax credit. Yet, I actually have to make enough money to take deductions for that to be possible. I also have to make enough money to be able to part with a donated item. What does that mean, solicitors? Simple: Don’t come in my store for the first time ever to ask for a freebie/donation and then talk loudly about your habits of shopping online. Does your
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mother know you behave so ungraciously in public when asking for favors? I bet she doesn’t. There is 100-percent chance that Amazon hasn’t donated anything to a local fund-raiser, but an assortment of small businesses likely have. They need the money and support to continue being able to have such “cushy” tax write-offs. All of that being said, there are people who should not own a business. The risk aversions do not belong in entrepreneurship because there are no guarantees. There are no guarantees someone will make enough money to break even in a given month—and no guarantees one will make enough profit to take home any money at all. Because in entrepreneurship, the business owner gets paid last. Rent, taxes, utilities, inventory and employees always come first. Business plans are a necessity. In it, entrepreneurs will need to be honest about the possibility of not bringing much money home for the first two years, at least. One hopes to break even by the end of the first two years, but it depends upon how much money gets borrowed for start-up capital. Here is a sign I have learned to look for with start-ups: If the owner finances a new car within the first year of opening a business, chances are it is probably not going to last. The reality: When borrowing money, keep it for the business. Then, the next step needs to be to pay down the debt as quickly as possible. Anything unnecessary should be avoided, and anything that can be stretched to last should be as well. One shouldn’t own a business if she can’t say “no” to people. That might be a surprise, but it is true—and it is hard to learn. Business owners make money by providing goods or services, so there is a deep-seated motivation to say “yes” to every request in order to make everyone happy. Those who do may be on the streets in the first week. Entrepreneurship is what led me to the Live Local lifestyle. It has been the single greatest piece of my education to date; I am very thankful for it. I am especially grateful that it taught me what really makes the world go ‘round and how to function in it. That’s a change and attitude worth embracing.
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NewsoftheWeird with Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY Charming The beauty pageant each April at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, requires traditional skills like interview poise, evening-gown fashion and talent, but also some ability and inclination to milk and skin rattlers. High school senior Kyndra Vaught won this year’s Miss Snake Charmer, wearing jeweled boots one night for her country-western ballad, then Kevlar boots and camouflage chaps the next as she took on dozens of rattlers in the wooden snake pit. Vaught expertly held up one serpent, offered its tail-end rattles for a baby to touch, then helped hold, measure, milk and skin a buzzing, slithery serpent. A Los Angeles Times dispatch noted that Vaught hoped to be on her way soon to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. [Los Angeles Times, 4-12-2013] The Continuing Crisis That there are flea “circuses” is bizarre enough, but in March a cold spell in Germany wiped out an entire troupe of “performing” fleas, requiring the flea whisperer to secure replacements (because, of course, the show must go on). Trainer Robert Birk reached out to a university near MechernichKommern for 50 substitutes, which he apparently worked into the act over one weekend. (Fleas, with or without training, can pull up to 160,000 times their own weight and leap to 100 times their own height.) [The Independent (London), 3-312013] The owner of a restaurant in southern Sweden told authorities in March that the former owner had assured him that “everything had been approved,” apparently including the appliance the restaurant used for mixing salad dressings and sauces which was a table-model cement mixer. When health officials told the owner that it certainly was not “approved,” he immediately bought another, “rust-free,” mixer. (Health authorities had come to the restaurant on a complaint that a screw had turned up in a customer’s kabob.) [The Local (Stockholm), 3-30-2013] Modern Anglers Chad Pregracke, 38, a Mississippi River legend, spends nine months a year hauling heavyduty litter out of waterways with his crew of 12. He told CNN in March that he has yanked up 218 washing machines, 19 tractors, four pianos and nearly 1,000 refrigerators totaling over 3,500 tons of trash and has collected the world’s largest array of bottles with messages inside (63). [CNN, 4-18-2013] Eliel Santos fishes the grates of New York City seven days a week, reeling in enough bounty to sustain him for the last eight years, he told the New York Post in April. The “fishing line” Santos, 38, uses is dental floss, with electrician’s tape and Blue-Touch mouse glue equipment that “he controls with the precision of an archer,” the Post reported. His biggest catch ever was a $1,800 (pawned value) gold and diamond bracelet, but the most popular current items are iPhones, which texting-on-the-move pedestrians apparently have trouble hanging onto. [New York Post, 4-28-2013] Oops! Tyshekka Collier, 36, was arrested in Spartan-
burg, S.C., in March after she had rushed to her son’s elementary school after a call that he was suspended. As she burst into the office, angry at her son for getting into trouble, she saw a pouting boy with his head down and slapped him, thinking he was hers. He wasn’t. (After apologizing, she then managed to locate her son and promptly slapped him around). [WYFF-TV (Greenville), 3-28-2013] When Evan Ebel was killed in a roadside shootout in March, it was clear that he was the man who had days earlier gunned down the head of the Colorado prison system (and his wife) at the front door of their home and then fled (and killed another man while on the lam). Ebel should not even have been free at the time, having been accidentally released from prison in January only because a judge’s assistant had mistakenly marked Ebel’s multiple prison terms to be served “concurrently” instead of one following the other (“consecutively”). (The supervising judge “extend(ed) condolences” to the families of Ebel’s victims.) [Reuters, 4-1-2013] Bright Ideas Apparently feeling feisty after a successful stint in February hosting the Bassmaster Classic, local officials in Tulsa, Okla., announced in April that they were considering preparing a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (The Winter Games sometimes get awarded to small venues, but never the Summer Games.) [Associated Press via ABC News, 4-27-2013] The Discovery Channel announced a new survival show to debut this summer, “Naked and Afraid,” dropping off a man and a woman (strangers), without tools or clothes, to fend for themselves on an isolated Maldives island. Among the previews: Ms. Kellie Nightlinger, 38, a selfdescribed “ultimate survivalist,” finally thought after two weeks of nearly starving that she could attract fish close enough to be snatched up (as a New York Daily News reporter put it) “us(ing) her ladyparts as bait to catch fish between her legs.” Said a Discovery Channel executive: “Survival shows are so common now that it’s gotten more and more difficult to convince the audience that what they’re watching is something extreme.” [New York Daily News, 4-14-2013] Perspective Location, Location, Location: The New Delhi, India, neighborhood of Lutyens’ Delhi houses some of the richest people in the country in comparatively modest mansions, with the city’s real estate bubble inflating prices into nine figures, though home sales are rare, according to a March New York Times dispatch. In the similarly wealthy city of Hong Kong, in the “gritty, working-class West Kowloon neighborhood” where the laborers serving the rich live, about 100,000 dwell in pitiable housing, including the increasing number who rent what are basically stacks of wire sleep cages, measuring about 16 square feet each (and offering no protection against bedbugs). An Associated Press reporter found one tenant paying the equivalent of about $167 a month for his mesh digs. [New York Times, 3-3-2013] [Associated Press, 2-7-2013]
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waitress uniforms. Costumer Debbie Scheu even monogrammed them. Lance Howell’s set design is fun, evocative and functional, and leaves plenty of s Le el, m im St t ck Loeber, Bren Ni , er room for dancing. nt s Hu ve da ra , Aman Jonathan G ichael Lauricella Love. Photo by The Pump Boys are clearly From l. to r.: M Britt and Rasa cast for their musical and singing ability. In fact, locals from the Brent Stimmel Band were sought out by artistic n its homage to rural nc, thalian asdirector Tom Briggs to fill out the show. Instead of an sociation’s current offering of feel-good Southorchestra playing the score or canned music for the ern-influenced music will make folks glad they soundtrack, the Pump Boys are the band for the show. were born here. Yet, in its rollick of concert appeal— This means they had a tremendous amount of music it’s more like seeing live music in a park during the to learn. Though they are an ensemble group in ther Fourth of July weekend—theatrical arcs seemingly show, Stimmel, Lauricella and Britt have solos. don’t become as pronounced. Micheal Lauricella as L. M., the office manager “Pump Boys and Dinettes” was developed in 1981 for the gas station, is by far my favorite character. by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass His comic relief makes the show. His musical ability, Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann who wrote too, is impressive. The first indication comes with his and preformed in the original run of the piece. The acsong “Serve Yourself,” about being very put upon by tion takes place at a fictitious gas station and dinette all the women who pass through the gas station and located on NC Highway 57, somewhere between Frog hit on him. Lauricella plays piano, cymbals and cow Level (real-life location near Waynesville) and Smyrna bell while singing his heart out. It’s a pretty impres(real-life location in Carteret County). For sure, “Pump sive introduction to the audience. Boys” is more of a musical revue rather than a “musiIn Act II he tops it all by playing accordion and cal” in the Sondheim sense. Over the course of the dancing at the same time with the dinettes for evening, 21 songs depict thethe lives of the four pump “Farmer Tan,” a song praising the drawing power of boys at the gas station and the two dinette sisters. double-tone skin color. As the person in front of me We get a little bit of history between them and their commented, those kicks would be difficult to do for a current relationships. dancer while playing accordion, let alone a musician Narrated by Jim (Brent Stimmel), who carries an with little dancing experience. acoustic guitar, the Pump Boys include L. M. (Michael Brent Stimmel as Jim is the perfect pick for the Lauricella) playing the piano, accordion, cymbals and front man of the band. Beautiful to look at, with goldcowbell; Jackson (Les Britt) on electric guitar; and Eden hair and a beard, he has an even more beautiful die (Nick Loeber) with a very suggestive bass. Their voice and charisma for days. He is at his most comclosest neighbors at work are the Cupp sisters, Rhetta fortable wandering around with a guitar and on the (Rasa Love) and Prudie (Amanda Hunter), of the Dourare occasions he is without it, he looks like he’s lost ble Cupp Diner. an appendage. His voice, and all of the Pump Boys’ With a soft opening, where the performers wander ability to harmonize, is probably best showcased in onstage to get drinks and snacks at the diner—commy favorite song of the show, “Fisherman’s Prayer.” plete with an announcement of a raffle where you can It’s sung acappella and written in the style of a keenwin a car air freshener “in Christmas, patriotic or pin-up ing Irish ballad. It is a hysterical tale of the trials and girl”—nostalgia sets in. It led me to think, “I know what tribulations of the recreational fisherman’s life. His a Christmas tree-shaped car air freshener smells like— suggestion during “No Holds Barred” about going but what does a pin-up girl shaped one smell like?” The on vacation—“and if the weather is hell/we’ll hang dinettes come dressed in the most darling matching
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around the hotel/making love and watching color TV”—sounds completely sweet, delightful and almost boyish coming from him. It also describes pretty accurately many vacations I can remember. Rasa Love and Amanda Hunter both have beautiful country singing voices. When they sing together, it’s lovely. Hunter’s “The Best Man,” a lament for L.M and what will never be between them, personifies unrequited love and all the yearning one can feel. Her haunting voice brought tears to my eyes. She gives love a voice as big as she is beautiful (and she is gorgeous!). The only time I have seen Hunter onstage previously was in chorus roles; I am glad to see her front and center. This is a demanding show for anyone, in that it requires musical skill, voice talent, dancing and acting ability. That’s tough. The Pump Boys can sing and play instruments, but when faced with dialogue or narrative, it comes across like a deer stranded in headlights. As well, the script is thin. Sure, there is a small plot but it needs to be fleshed out a little bit and strung together to create cohesion. We know Jim stood Rhetta up for a date and is trying to fix it (because a man would have to be crazy to do something like that, unless of course his new fishing license had just arrived in the mail). The last bit is what the show lacks; the scene work is just not there. Likewise, there is no sexual connection between Rhetta and Jim. Love sings “Be Good or Be Gone,” a warning for him not to mess around with her if he isn’t serious. Though she hits the notes with wonderful vibrato, there isn’t a performance of the text, so to speak. She’s singing the words, but not emoting them to make it clear to Jim to watch his step. In Act II the song “Sisters,” by Hunter and Love, seems to come completely out of nowhere. Nothing in their interactions thus far in the show has prepared the audience for the narrative of the song. The groundwork needs to be laid in their body language and behavior but, as is, it blindsides the audience. While a celebration of all the down-home goodness of the South, folks are best to treat this show as an easy-going live musical performance. Any expectation of seeing something more fully constructed will disappoint.
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shadowing shakespeare: Shakespeare Youth Company performs in unique medium by Shea Carver espeare, Shadows of Shak act Macbeth featuring a one3 1-2, June 10-1 May 24-26, June ons appreciated! Free, but donati Amphitheater Greenfield Lake
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name locally. Most recognize her from her shadow/mask puppeteering, as as she’s been included in numerous local theatrical performances throughout the years and even hosted a puppet festival. Gambony’s ambitious creativity has been focused on a shadow performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” When Cherri McKay, artistic director for Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green (CFSOTG), approached Gambony for the 2013 youth company’s production, the pieces fell into place. Last year, McKay hosted “Shades of Shakespeare,” which was an original production of vignettes combining Shakespeare’s popular characters and plots, all sandwiching “Twelfth Night” as a feature. McKay found the setup so successful that when she heard about her friend’s desire to host a shadow performance of “Macbeth,” she decided to follow last year’s blueprint once again. “Since all of our performances begin at 8 p.m., and the sun has to be down for the creative visual [of shadow performing,] we needed an Act I,” McKay explains. “So, I took on Act I which features scenes from some of the Bard’s more recognizable tragedies.” Last year’s “Shades” was geared toward Shakespeare comedies, taken from favorite scenes that McKay and the youth company hosted annually at the CFSOTG performances. “It was their salute to Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green’s 20th season
anniversary,” McKay notes. “The formula was a success, well-received by our audiences, and the company seemed to enjoy the unique change.” During the 21st season, McKay will hone in on the female characters of Shakespeare, such as Queen Katherine and Anne Bullen from “Henry VIII,” Cleopatra from “Antony and Cleopatra,” Ophelia from “Hamlet,” Desdemona from “Othello” and Queen Lear and her daughters from “King Lear.” “Yes, I took the liberty of switching the gender on that one,” she says, referrring to Lear. “Act I evolved into a foreshadowing of ‘Macbeth,’ since Lady Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous female tragic figures.” By creating vignettes again at the beginning of the show, it allows for the sun to set, wherein Gambony then takes over the helm of Act II to showcase an edited version of “Macbeth” performed in full shadow. Gambony’s interest in the story and its torrid characters continue to pique her interest and challenge her perceptions—something she hopes she can pass onto youth performers. Specifically, she continues to grapple with the relationships between Hecate, the witches and Macbeth. “I have never fully determined the meaning,” she forthrightly admits, “so I keep going back to it. I have taught this play in a classroom setting and wanted to direct it, even in a truncated version such as this one. . . . A question I asked students in the past, and have brought to this cast, is whether we interpret the forecasts made by the witches as legitimate prediction or as the planting of the most terrible seeds (ideas) in a weak mind. How much do the witches know just from sneaking around? How many events do they influence as the story unfolds? What clues do we have in the text? Would the de-
struction and chaos have happened without them? If so, what was the point of even including them in the story?” It’s all convoluted when attempting to find answers. Though Gambony admits her presupposition toward ideas that the witches and Hecate want to unravel Macbeth’s life, she still second-guesses the thought. “Painting Macbeth as a weak, self-destructive, wickedly ambitious figure simply may have been a politically-motivated choice by Shakespeare, since the historical Macbeth (apparently a rather pleasant fellow), was defeated by the English,” Gambony says. “Who knows! I continue to contemplate.” “Macbeth” appeals to teenagers especially, since its complexities of drama create mystery, bloodshed and the everapparent good versus evil dichotomy. To help direct the youth cast, Gambony has enlisted the help of adult talent to help
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guide as role models. The production will include veteran actors like Steve Vernon (Macbeth), Christy Grantham (Lady Macbeth), Bob Workmon (Duncan), Jerry Winsett (Banquo), Steve Coley (Malcolm) and Cole Marquis (Macduff). “I don’t have any adult shadow-mask actors to be role models for this one; there aren’t many in town, and adults are the most difficult students of shadow acting, much more difficult to teach than youth,” Gambony determines. The actors and crew are utilized in a host of ways, from performing shadow lights, wearing shadow masks, operating shadow puppets and scenery, performing character voices and even creating sound effects. Unlike traditional theatre, one most focus on the shadows instead of the three-dimensional character. McKay adds, “We’re teaching youth how to express their characters physically behind a shadow screen. There is never enough time, but, while this is difficult, I have to say the actors are quite impressive in their adaptation to this medium!” Gambony reached further into the community to work with other artists for the show, too. With Vince Stout she recorded a piece of music to include in “Macbeth.” Stout plays double bass, while Gambony plays flute. “I feel really good about the involvement of these various talents, really blessed,” she says. “What a great opportunity for the kids to work with the artists in our neighborhood.” The set is constructed by Shane Fernando—director of UNCW Campus Life Arts and Programs and chief curator of the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, as well as recently elected president of Thalian Hall Board of Trustees. Yet, costuming takes on a different appeal. Not neccesarily dictated by period, per se, doing a shadow show creates necessary must-haves: “shadow masks, shadow scenery—it’s a yotally different approach to costuming,” McKay explains. “Shadows of Shakespeare” will show Fridays through Sundays, May 24th through 26th and June 1st through 2nd, as well as on Mondays through Thursdays, June 10th through 13th, for free. Donations are always appreciated to help keep the Bard alive and forever educating our theatre community through Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green events, held every summer at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Picnics welcome; bug spray encouraged! Concessions will be sold onsite.
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Cammeron Batanides holds pop-up art exhibit this weekend
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son, to be politically correct, arose during the Italian Renaissance. It described someone whose expertise spanned a significant number of different subjects. Prescribed to a somewhat well-known artist, Leonardo da Vinci, this title has proudly become his legacy. Also understood as a jack-of-all-trades, da Vinci was known as a painter, designer, botanist, mathematician, anatomist, engineer, cartographer, inventor and writer. Today the term describes someone whose talents are extensive. Local artist Cammeron Alekzandra Batanides seamlessly and positively does it all. Artist and writer, she not only serves as her own agent but successfully markets and publicizes herself. Recently back in Wilmington from a group show, “Expose: New Orleans Jazz Fest,” at Exagere gallery in New Orleans and a solo exhibition, “A World of the Creative,” at the Los Angeles Fine Arts Building, her upcoming pop-up exhibition at the City Market serves as a fitting return. Only a two-day exhibition, Batanides will be incorporating both old and new pieces. “The theme for this show is a working series, exploring the world of creativity,” Batanides says. “I’m constantly working on new art, and this current series features abstract houses and piano-key walkways.” Batanides’ work is colorful and lively. Supporting creativity, her art comes alive as the piano keys lay out a floating path, magically playing themselves as one “walks” along to enter the abstracted abodes which populate the space. A small musician in the front corner and a painter’s palette hot air balloon showcase the sky in a world of the creative. Much like Batanides herself, this painting is inviting and encouraging to artists of all ages. Batanides’s work beckons others to create something that makes them happy and inspires their ongoing endeavors.
r by Sarah Richte eative Cr e A World of th Water Street 9 City Market • 11 - 8 p.m. May 24, 4 p.m. ! . - 6 p.m. • Free May 25, 10 a.m eron.com www.artbycamm The idea for a world of the creative is something that speaks directly to the artist. A philanthropist, she says she wants to “celebrate and preserve creative types because the first things cut from budgets are creative programs like art and music.” This devastates children by not providing safe outlets of expression. “A positive direction of energy is invaluable,” she says. “If they have the option to create something, then they [likely] will not do anything to jeopardize that. Creativity is often undervalued, and we really need to start recognizing the impact and importance that the arts have on our community.” Constantly inspired by feeling and emoting such, Batanides works in the intangible. “My current series, ‘A World of the Creative,’ is a body of work based upon music, art and the creative soul,” she explains. “It is intended to evoke thought [by] using lines, color and emotion.” Not only is Batanides an exceptional artist, but her kindness, optimism and passion for art are palpable upon a first encounter. Her wide smile and endearing attitude are practically infectious. “Art is the most dominant thing in my life,” she happily conveys. “I’ve been making art since I was 2!” The Charlotte native made Wilmington her home base 10 years ago. She has fallen in love with the city but more so its supportive art community. A poet and published author, Batanides’ latest scribes can be found through her Panda book series. Inspired by her loving rescued pitbull, Panda, the chil-
dren’s books use her beloved dog as the stories’ main character, to teach patience, acceptance and love. After her pop-up exhibition at the City Market, Batanides will be displaying her artistic talents at Wilmington’s Beach House Bar and Grille for their Reggae Festival come July 6th. Painting to the music of international reggae artist Edge Michael, Batanides’ community connections, artistic passions and influences are far-reaching. Meet the Renaissance woman at City Market,119 South Water Street. In conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, the show will open on May 24th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Batanides wil have Panda and her books for sale, alongside her artwork.
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT: Artwork by Cammeron Batanides will be on display this Friday and Saturday as part of her pop-up art show. Courtesy photo
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Orange St. ArtsFest helps Thalian Association continue its outreach
n by Fiona Sulliva ts Fest Orange Street Ar d een Front and 2n Orange St., betw ons accepted Free, but donati m. - 6 p.m. May 25th, 10 a. m. - 5 p.m. May 26th, 10 a. education alive and thriving in Wilmington. Jim Pridemore, the founder of Orange Street ArtsFest and former Thalian Association president, says, “Early on we were searching for ways to extend the center’s reach into the community. We were very successful in doing this for the performing arts, but not so much for the visual arts. Orange Street ArtsFest was conceived as a way to give exposure to many artists in the community, and connect the public to think of the arts center in connection with the visual arts.” Currently the Community Arts Center is the hub venue for Wilmington Art Association’s ongoing exhibits. Likewise the center often hosts other art shows from youth, as well as pottery sales and more throughout the year. The 2013 Orange Street ArtsFest will be
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most important events, to showcase local artists and raise funds for our organization. This very successful festival was founded to increase community awareness [for our] treasured cultural center.” Thalian Association manages the Hannah Block USO for the City of Wilmington and has been doing so since 1994. “Revenue from the ticket sales of our theatrical productions only funds a portion of our operating cost,” Habas informs, “and we depend upon membership support and income from fund-raisers like the arts fest.” The community center is one of the oldest USO buildings in the United States, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was fully renovated in 2008, with a lobby museum maintained by the WWII Wilmington Homefront Heritage Coalition. It has been a cultural center and a home for visual and performance arts groups for over 50 years, and today hosts all of TACT performances. The mission is to enrich the lives of the residents of the Wilmington area by producing high quality theatrical productions, offering countless artists and technicians the opportunity to develop and exercise their craft. TACT offers young people between the ages of 7 to 18 training and experience in the performing arts. The children’s group hosts fully staged productions throughout the year. In 2007, the Thalian Association was named the State Community Theater of North Carolina by the North Carolina legislature. Their annual arts fest is free; however, donations are accepted and encouraged to help Thalian Association continue its outreach.
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more than an avenue to help collectors build upon their treasured pieces; the event will welcome the whole family and feature a Children’s Zone, hosted by the Children’s Museum. The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County will feature musical performances from area schools, visual art and activities. There also will be demonstrations, fun activities for the younger visitors and a variety of live entertainment. “On the Orange Street stage there will be performances from Thalian Association’s adults and young performers (Thalian Association Children’s Theater—TACT), Techmoja Theater Company, solo artists and musical groups,” Habas continues. Food and drink vendors will be onsite, too. Hot dogs, chicken skewers, snow cones and funnel cakes will be sold. “There will be a wine and beer tent, and the Thalian Association will have a 225th anniversary table, offering our 225th commemorative print by Ronald Williams, and memorabilia,” Habas says of the milestone anniversary the association has reached in 2013 (artwork pictured). “The Orange Street Arts Fest is one of our
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Arts Fest returns to Wilmington for its 18th year this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 25th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday May 26th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will take place on Orange Street, between Front and 2nd, and inside the renovated Community Arts Center, the Hannah Block Historic USO. The festival showcases artists and their crafts for display and purchase, including watercolor and oil paintings, pottery, wood, glass, jewelry, basketry and more. Sponsored by The Thalian Association and the Community Arts Center, Susan Habas, managing director of Thalian Association, notes 52 artists are slated to participate. “Forty of them are from the Cape Fear region,” she explains. “Some of our well-known artists include Ronald Williams (watercolor), D. Netherton (paper), Orange Street Potters (clay), and D. Belcher (wood), just to name a few.” Artists will convene from other areas in NC, as well as from Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Proceeds from the event go to Thalian Association, established in 1788, and the Community Arts Center. Both organizations work to keep theatrical arts and arts he free public orange street
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22527 Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC 910-803-0302/910-330-4077 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (or by appt.) artexposure50.com We are taking entries for our June show, which will be juried and 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards given. Information on entry requirements and form are on the Events page on the website. The theme is “Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse and Create!” Entry fee is 35.00/ 30.00 for members.
CAPE FEAR NATIVE
114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.capefearnative.com Come out for the Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on May 24th and see the wonderful art of Heather Divoky: “Seeking Harmony: Man Meets Nature.” In markers and mixed media approaches, Heather’s art explores the opportunities for mankind to connect with nature. Opening reception is 6 -9 PM; join us for wine and Lativa coffee. Heather’s collection will be featured until June 27th. Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists inspired by nature, including art, jewelry, photography, pottery and wood crafts. All are original designs by local artists in the Cape Fear area. We also have sail bags by Ella Vickers. Come by and support your local creative community.
In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show is sure to enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Broken” features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste. II • 910-5094289 http://figmentsgallery.com Tues.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Figments Gallery offers a fresh mix of eclectic work from local and international artists of all genres. Come by for an Open House Exhibit featuring new artists on the Second Friday of every month from 6-8. It’s a great event to connect with the arts community! **Call to Artists! Figments Gallery is hosting “BLOOM!”, a floral exhibit in June. We are looking for unique funky and classic representations of anything floral! 2 and 3 dimension and any medium will be accepted. Send photos of your work to Info@figmentsgallery.com
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200 Hanover St., CFCC parking deck, first level 910-362-7431 Tues. and Thurs., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wed., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cape Fear Community College is pleased to present “Bundles,” a solo exhibition of Aaron Wilcox’s work, hanging until Monday, June 28th. An opening reception for the artist will take place on May 24th from 6-9 p.m. “Bundles” consists of nearly 30 ceramic sculptures, accompanied by digital detail photographs of the sculptures, and drawings of existing or speculative sculptures. In this exhibition, Wilcox relishes in exploiting the malleable nature of clay and the boundaries that arise in its fired form.
New Elements Gallery
201 Princess St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.) newelementsgallery.com “Spring Quartet opens” Friday, May 24th at New Elements Gallery to showcase new works by Nancy Carter, Catherine Lea, Victoria Primicias and Sally Sutton. The exhibition will feature
PEONIES: Heather Divoky’s “Seeking Harmony: Man Meets Nature” is on display at Cape Fear Native and features “Peonies.” Courtesy photo.
a collection of landscapes and abstract paintings executed in four distinctly different styles and media, yet all with the underlying influence of our natural environment. Many of the artists will be on hand during the opening reception to discuss their works. The public is invited free of charge. “Spring Quartet” will remain on display through June 22nd
River to Sea Gallery
225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf (Free parking) • (910)-763-3380 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-4pm. River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy Bush.
10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. sunsetrivermarketplace.com “From Dior’s Paris to Calabash: Whimsical Creations & Vintage Fashion Drawings” by George Gerald Davis, hangs through 6/15. Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature works by George Gerald Davis, an apprentice with a modeliste of Christian Dior in order to study draping and design. With Brook Volland, opened a millinery shop in New York before relocating to Wilson, N.C. and opened Gerald-Brook Boutique, run for 28 years. The show at Sunset River will include several of Davis’ whimsically embellished shoes along with 30-some original vintage fashion drawings from his college days in the States and his apprenticeship in Paris.
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120. S. Second St., USO Building Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.wilmington-art.org Stop by our permanent exhibit gallery space at the historic Hannah Block USO building at 120 South Second Street in downtown Wilmington. Art work changes monthly so drop by and see what’s new, the gallery has great north light! Receptions will be held on Fourth Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m..
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sound bites shows of the week Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends Satellite Bar and Lounge 120 Greenfield St. 5/25, 9 p.m. • Free
the ultimate journey:
Twenty years after quitting full-time tours, Indecision jams on urner by Bethany T nk h Machine Fu it Indecision w . th • 7 p.m Sat., May 25 s Center Brooklyn Art h St. 516 N. Fourt f ce, $20 day o $15 in advan nartsnc.com www.brookly
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that many jam bands are known for today, it’s no surprise that Indecision was one of the first acts on the scene of improvisational and psychedelic tunes. Though classics like Grateful Dead paved the way, it’s the groups such as Indecision, Phish and Widespread Panic which truly brought the jam-band genre to life in the early 1980s. What’s more, as Charlottesville, Virginia is the home to Dave Matthews Band and The Infamous Stringdusters, Indecision reWith haunting Appalachian vocals remially put the city on the map as a respectable niscent of Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, music town. Neko Case and Tift Merritt, Steph Stewart Though Indecision was touring nationally forges the way for a female-led folk band. by 1989—sharing stages with The Neville She’s joined by The Boyfriends: Omar RuizLopez (fiddle, mandolin); Mario Arnez (lead Brothers, Blues Traveler, and their fellow guitar); and Nicholas Vandenberg (upright jammers Widespread Panic and Phish—the bass). Raised on the music of Johnny band formed in 1980 while the original four Cash, Stewart was a finalist in Our State members were still in high school. Shawn magazine‘s songwriting competition for her McCrystal (bass); David Ibbeken (guitar, single “Wake Me Carolina.” vocals); Craig Dougald (drums, vocals); and Aaron Evans (guitar, vocals and songwritGalactic Cowboy Orchestra ing) played their first night club in 1984, the Soapbox Laundro-Lounge Mineshaft, a legendary—though now de255 N. Front St. funct—‘80s music venue in Charlottesville. 5/29, 9 p.m. • $10-15 The jam pioneers added Doug Wanamaker (keys, vocals) in 1989 and Chris White (acoustic guitar, vocals) in 1990 at the peak of the band’s success. The two musicians until then had only played with Indecision on sporadic occasions. With the permanent inclusion of Wanamaker and White, the band catapulted within the genre. They became known for smooth, dreamy harmonies, Evans’ exemplary songwriting, and groovelaced rock ‘n’ roll. Indecision hosted its biggest tour ever in 1993—and then they quit. Although the members didn’t break up, they did take a break from hardcore tourThe Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, a forceing and regularly recording. With records to-be-reckoned-with four-piece ensemble, released in 1986, 1991 and 1993 (and a brings about a mix of original and traditional live CD in 1996), the group didn’t unveil anbluegrass tunes with a bit of jazz and world/ other studio album until 2004’s “The Great fusion elements. With two pieces performed Road.” They’ve taken part in Bonnaroo and on Garrison Keillor ‘s NPR program, ‘A other top-notch festivals since—but IndePrairie Home Companion,’ in 2008, GCO continues to make a name for itself globally. cision now averages five shows per year, which is why their upcoming performance at Brooklyn Arts Center will be such a treat for All weekly music is listed on the soundboard pages. Wilmingtonians. After a long night rehears16 encore | may 22-28, 2013| www.encorepub.com
YESTERYEAR: Indecision, a Charlottesville, Vir-
ginia-based jam band, is pictured here at Bonnaroo in 1993: (from l. to r.) Aaron Evans, Chris White, David Ibbeken, Craig Dougald, Doug Wanamaker, and Shawn McCrystal. Courtesy photo
ing, Evans was kind enough to answer a few questions for encore prior to their May 25th show downtown.
encore (e): What do you appreciate most about the jam genre? Aaron Evans (AE): [The] jam-band genre gives me freedom—freedom to go any direction I feel. Different directions on the same song, just depends. I can just go with the flow, improv. e: Tell me about finally bringing Doug and Chris on full-time. What prevented them from being true members of the band before that, and how did the addition round out the sound of Indecision? AE: The adding of Doug and Chris was really just a timing thing. I met Doug when we were in school studying theory together. I asked him to practice with us, and that was it. We hit it off. Our music blended. We needed his soul. It was a no-brainer. I knew Chris when I was in high school. He used to play with Craig and I when we were 17 years old. He moved to C-ville, moved into the Reservoir (home of most of the band at one time or another and site of several recordings) and that was it. We wanted Chris for his strong vocals and his energy. We now had a frontman.
e: What drove the band to stop touring nationally in 1993? AE: The main reason that we left the road was that it just seemed time to do it. We were playing over 200 shows per year, traveling all over the country. We were tired, road worn and just exhausted. We went as far as we could go. It was a pretty much mutual agreement. e: What is it like to be back on stage the few times per year you are able to perform? AE: I absolutely love playing these shows with the guys. I was thinking about this last night during rehearsal, that I just love it. I miss it—well, parts of it. It’s so much better than golf weekends or whatever else I would do with my friends. These are my best friends and we still get together and do what we love to do. e: Which of Indecision’s four studio releases is your favorite and why? AE: My favorite album has to be “The Great Road.” The songwriting on that album was so pure and mature. I love all the releases for different things that represent different times, but “The Great Road” is just solid from so many different aspects. e: Would you be interested in creating another album, either live or studio recording? AE: I would like to do another album, studio or live. That being said, it does not make financial sense to go into the studio and record again. We are still very open to doing another live [album] that we can release digitally.
Concert series benefits arts, business and nonprofit community by Shea Carver own Downtown Sund th 30 May 24-August - 10 p.m. • Free Fridays, 6 p.m. ent musical Featuring differ acts weekly!
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season eight of bringing live music to Riverfront Park in Wilmington for free! Hosted by Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI), beer, wine, food and music keep folks dancing in the streets and most times singing along to cover bands. From the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers to Talking Heads, Journey to Widespread Panic, audiences recognize the riffs and lyrics that have drawn mega fans to the original acts. It begs the question: What’s the draw to tribute bands? “We want to appeal to as many people as possible,” John Hinnant, president of WDI, says. “We’ve had success in the past with original acts, but we found that nearly 25 percent of our audience is tourists, so we want to ensure we can attract visitors to the series.” Popular music has its draw. Tribute acts appeal to concert-goers without the hefty cost of national touring shows. Jacki Giardina of Myrtle Beach’s House of Blues says, “It’s a great chance to see a fun recreation of larger, older bands—especially those that are no longer together. It’s fun and nostalgic.” In the same vein, tributes are often affordable for venue organizers or nonprofit organizations like WDI. Rules do not allow admission for concerts at Wilmington’s Riverfront Park, and the need to draw large crowds who purchase concessions make Downtown Sundown successful and ongoing. “If a local band that plays four gigs a week in the area were to headline, how big of a crowd would we be able to attract?” Hinnant asks rhetorically. But he’s not opposed to forming a different series to showcase original and local talent only. It remains a goal. “If someone wants to partner with WDI on a local music series, just schedule a meeting,” he suggests. Downtown Sundown has strengthened its grip to work closer with downtown venues and original and local acts in 2013. Partners include Firebelly Lounge, The Calico Room, The Whiskey, Hell’s Kitchen, Orton’s Pool Room, and Duck and Dive. Each venue curated original opening acts. “When the headline act ends, we’ll go onstage, thank our sponsors and the opening band, and encourage everyone to keep the live music going by heading to the venue where the opening act is playing after,” Hinnant explains. “If 100 or more of our 2,000 people go, the local music scene will benefit.”
ONCE: Downtown Sundown kicks off Friday with a Pearl Jam tribute band. Courtesy photo.
To provide a larger platform gives opening bands a chance to grow outside of smaller venues that can’t always support large numbers. Last year, Downtown Sundown’s Journey tribute, which played in conjunction with downtown’s fireworks display, drew 3,500. In 2009, after Michael Jackson’s untimely passing, when Who’s Bad played, the series reached a maximum of 10,000 people. “The show was the Friday after the funeral service in the Staples Center,” Hinnant says. “I’d prefer to not get that many in Riverfront Park again; we had to position all of our security and police on the bulkhead because people were trying to get away from the crowd.” Much like our city’s predominant concert venues—Soapbox, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and Brooklyn Arts Center, which house national talent—WDI works with a booking agent that produces Charlotte’s Thursday concert series. “So, we get the benefit of routing through Charlotte,” he says. Many often ask why not skip tributes altogether and go for a national act within a reasonable budget. Raleigh’s downtown concert series has managed to bring in stellar free shows, such as Violent Femmes and a Joan Jett and the Blackhearts reunion, all for free. They do it by securing great corporate sponsors to help out with underwriting costs. “Large corporate sponsors are much more prevalent in larger markets,” Hinnant states. “We approached a few this year and received positive feedback but no contributions. There seems to be an aversion among larger corporate partners in this market when there is alcohol involved.” WDI’s community partners help make the current format successful, including media like encore, Hometown Media and WWAY, along with businesses like Bob King Automall, Tayloe Gray Kristoff (“TG-K”) and Luna Ad. Such contributors help defer costs and raise funds
for WDI, which founded the concert series to help boost downtown during summer months. Survey results from 2010 determined a direct economic impact close to $1,000,000. Hinnant adds to its findings: “Sixty-five percent of attendees come downtown solely for the concerts. Close to 80 percent reported spending money downtown before and after the show, so we know it’s benefitting downtown.” In conjunction several nonprofits benefit. Attendants 21 and up, who wish to purchase alcohol, are required to secure a $1 wrist band, sponsored by American Bail Bonding. Proceeds are split between WDI and a feature nonprofit. “Over 53 nonprofits applied for the 15 shows,” Hinnant tells. The committee focused on what they do for downtown, how they contribute to the community and who is applying—a volunteer or paid employee—to decide on the beneficiaries. The series also boosts the entrepreneurial spirit of local businesses. Not only does it ben-
efit the surrounding downtown merchants, but vendors set up onsite for the public to purchase concessions. Local micro-brewery Kind Beers will be selling craft brews, and RA Jeffreys will sell Anheuser-Busch products. Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, supplied by Windham Distributing, will offer vino. Poor Piggy’s BBQ Food Truck will be on the grounds most Fridays, with Flaming Amy’s or Patty Wagon rotating during off weeks. Lemonade and funnel cakes will be available for purchase, too. “Half United may come out for a few shows,” Hinnant says of the local give-back business, which sells their signature bullet necklace to help fight world hunger. “Also, we’ll be selling our downtown bridge Freakers onsite.” Outside beverages are not allowed (coolers subject to inspection), neither are dogs. WDI will be measuring recycling this year, too. “Beer cans go in the blue cans,” Hinnant reminds. Opening acts will go on at 6 p.m., with headliners taking the stage at 8 p.m. “The show ends at 10 p.m. while most restaurants are still open for dinner,” Hinnant says.
DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN SCHEDULE: May 31st Nonprofit: ILM Bucs: Laney Baseball Boosters Opener: Catalyst, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: Once: Pearl Jam Tribute
July 19TH Nonprofit: Oasis Opener: Brad Heller & The Fustics, sponsored by the Duck & Dive Headliner: ZOSO: Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute
May 24TH Nonprofit: The Centre of Redemption Opener: Seneca Guns, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: Nantucket June 7TH Nonprofit: Phoenix Employment Agency Opener: On Time, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: Funky Monks: Ultimate Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience June 14TH Nonprofit: Bellamy Mansion Opener: The Clams, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: 20 Ride: Zac Brown Tribute
July 26th Nonprofit: Mercy Homeless Shelter Opener: Velcro, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: Big Wooly Mammoth: Widespread Panic Tribute August 2nd Nonprofit: Open House Opener: Brent Stimmel Headliner: Ill Communication w/ Wrong Way: Beastie Boys and Sublime August 9th Nonprofit: New Hanover High Band Boosters Opener: Harmonic Content, sponsored by Calico Room Headliner: On the Border: Ultimate Eagles Tribute
June 21st Nonprofit: Food Bank of ECNC Opener: American Patchwork, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band June 28st Nonprofit: CFCC Alumni Foundation Opener: Gypsy Fire, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: The Breakfast Club: 80s Tribute Band
August 16th Nonprofit: New Hanover HS Track/Field Boosters Opener: M 80s, sponsored by Hell’s Kitchen Headliner: Waiting: Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
July 5TH Nonprofit: Miracle Field Opener: Bootleg Dynasty, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: The Revival: Allman Brothers Tribute
August 23rd Nonprofit: Harrelson Center Opener: Dubtown Cosmonauts, sponsored by The Whiskey Headliner: Draw the Line: Aerosmith Tribute Show
July 12TH Nonprofit: Historic ILM Foundation Opener: Kentucky Gentleman, sponsored by Firebelly Headliner: Same As It Ever Was: The Talking Heads Tribute
August 30th Nonprofit: Cape Fear Literacy Council Opener: Bubonik Funk, sponsored by The Whiskey Headliner: Departure: The Journey Tribute Band
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BLACKBOARD SPECIALS 100 S. Front St. DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON 251-1832 Monday S.I.N Night $2 Domestics $3 All Draft Selections $4 Flavored Bombs ½-price apps 6pm-10pm NC Tuesday $3 NC Draft Beer (Natty Green, Sweet Josie, Highland Gaelic) $5 Jameson • 75¢ Wings Wednesday $2.50 Miller Lite • $4 Wells ½ off Bottles of Wine Thirsty Thursday $2.50 PBR 16oz cans $3.50 Sam Adams Seasonal & Harpoon IPA Pints $5 Redbull Vodka 50¢ Steamed Oysters and Shrimp Free Pool on 2nd Floor Friday $2.75 Bud Light $3.25 Stella • $4 Fireballs Saturday $2.75 Coors Light $3.25 Sierra Nevada $5 Baby Guinness Sunday $3 Coronas/Corona Light $10 Domestic Buckets (5) $4 Mimosas $4 Bloody Marys Live music in the courtyard Wednesday thru Sunday
Every Wednesday Bottomless Cheese and Chocolate
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a preview of tunes all over town this week
$ 3 NC Pints 5 House Margaritas.
2 Select Domestic Bottles, $5 Slice & Pint Combo $ 5.00 LITs
2 Pint of the Day $ 4 House Wine by the Glass 1/2 price Manager Select Wine by the Bottle $ 50
3 Select American Pints $ 3 Well Liquors
3 Import Pints $ 5 Select Martinis $
2 /Pint, $10/Pitcher Haunted Pub Brew $ 5 Bombs
3 Select Import Bottles $ 4 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys, $ 2295 Large Cheese Pizza and any Pitcher Combo $
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FLYING GEORGIA: Futurebirds, purveyors of psychedelic country who hail from Athens, Georgia, will perform at Palm Room in Wrightsville Beach on Friday, May 24th. Courtesy photo
Fred Flynn & The Stones June 7th
BIBIS ELLISON June 14th
Stone Street June 21st
Machine Gun June 29th
Millenia Funk Now serving brunch on Saturday & Sunday starting at 10 a.m. 890 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Towne Center 910.256.6224
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Open Mic with Sean Thomas Gerard
Jesse Stockton (10pm-1am)
Piano with James Haff (7-10pm)
—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464
—Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044
—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
Open Mic with the Cosmonauts
thursDAY, MAY 23
Thirsty Thursday Team Trivia with Sherri “So Very” (7-9pm)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977
Benny Hill —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115
Jeremy Norris —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 2511832
Karaoke —Bourbon Street, 35 N Front Street, Wilmington, NC
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
Electronic Get Down —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
Karaoke with DJ Brewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.; 910-343-3341
DJ Lord Walrus
Karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001
—Whiskey Trail at the Creek, 4039 Masonboro Loop Rd.; 399-3266
Jazz night with Marc Siegel 6pm-8pm
—Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737
—Atlanta Bread Company, 6886 Main St. (Mayfaire), Wilmington, NC. (910) 509-2844
Discotheque Thurs. with DJ’s DST and Matt Evans
Dutch’s Thursday Night Trivia 7-9pm
—Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
—Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington
—Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910-228-5952
Open Mic 7-10pm
—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401
—Grinder’s Cafe, 5032 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, (910) 859-8266
—Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373
Karaoke w/ DJ A.M.P.
Open Mic Night with Dennis Brinson (8pm)
—Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044
—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,7631607
—Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001
DJ Sir Nick Bland
—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401
—Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373
—Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
Mike ODonnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 2511832
Trivia with Steve (8:30pm)
Once (Pearl Jam tribute) —Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349
Daniel Parish Duo 8pm-11pm
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 3927224
Eastbound (today’s new country, 6pm)
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—Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center
1/2 Price Select Apps M-TH 4 p.m. -7 p.m. & Sun 9 p.m.-close
Overtyme (eclectic mix, 7-10pm)
MONDAY $3 Sweetwater, $10 Domestic Buckets, $4 Captain, Jack, and Evan Williams, Trivia from Hell @ 7:30
—Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231
plan: B (8pm) —Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden, 720 North Lake Park Blvd; 458-4745
Mystic River (9:30pm) —Boardwalk on Front, 15 S. Front St.; 833-8990
Spingola, Styles & Complete, Scott Chandler, Kaminanda —Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St.; 538-2939
Tom Noonan, Jane Houseal —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
T&T (Tommy & Tina from Machine Gun) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 2511832
Stereotype (rock, 8pm) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 2511888
2 22MONDAY oz. Domestic Draft $ 5 Pizzas 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY $5 Pizzas Tuesday Live Music in the Bar TUESDAY 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine $ LIVE JAzz INDreams THE BAR 5 Absolut $ 50 Half 2Price BottlesBottles of Wine Pacifico Absolut Dream $5 • Pacifico $250 Wednesday $ WEDNESDAY 4 Margaritas $ $ 50 4 Peach Miller Light PintsMargaritas 1 Coronoa/ $ 50 $ 50 1 Miller Lite Pints 2 Corona Lite Bottles $ 50 $ 2 Corona and Margaritas/Peach Margaritas 4 Corona Light Bottles THURSDAY Thursday $ $ Appletinis 4, RJ’s Painkiller All Red Wine Glasses 1/2 Price5 $ 50 $Red Stripe Bottles 2 5 Skinny Girl Margaritas $ 50 $ 50 2 Fat 2 Tire FatBottles Tire Bottles $ 2 22oz Domestic Draft FRIDAY $ Cosmos 4, 007 $350 Friday $ 4 Cosmopolitan Guinness Cans $3 $ 50 $ 3Island OO7Sunsets • $3 Guinness 5 Saturday SATURDAY $ 4 Baybreeze $4 Baybreeze/Seabreeze $ 4 Seabreeze 22oz. Blue Moon Draft $3 $ 3 22oz Blue Moon Draft$ Select Domestic Bottles $ 2 Select Domestic Bottles2 SUNDAY Sunday $ Bloody$4Marys Domestic Bloody4,Marys $ 50 Pints $150 1 Domestic Pints $ Hurricanes 5 Find us on Twitter $
TUESDAY $3 Dos XX Amber, $3.50 Mexican Bottles, $4 Cuervo, 1800, Lunazul, Jim Beam, Jack, and Bacardi $1 Tacos (4pm-close) WEDNESDAY $3 Drafts, 1/2 Price Wine, $5 Martinis, $4 Bombs THURSDAY $2 Bud Lt and Yuengling Draft, $4 Jim, Jack, Jager, and Jameson $5 Bombs, $3.50 Micro Bottles, FRIDAY & SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC • NO Cover SUNDAY $2.75 Bud Lt and Yuengling Drafts, $4 Crown, Jager, Jack, Jameson, Lunazul, Bloody Mary’s, $5 Mimosas Brunch 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
@RuckerJohns 5564 Carolina Beach Road, 5564 Carolina Beach Road (910) 452-1212 (910)-452-1212
—Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796
Futurebirds PIEDMONT STOMP: Based in Chapel Hill, NC, the rootsy bluegrass act Mipso will play Soapbox Laundro-Lounge on Saturday, May 25th along with opener Emma Nelson. Courtesy photo
Gene Gregory (Americana, 7pm)
Bubonik Funk, The Great Socio, Jacob Jeffries
Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm
Raccoon Acid (dubstep)
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
—Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977
—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
Carlos Lorberfeld (6:30pm-8:30pm)
DJ Milk and Matt Evans
—Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134
Karaoke w/ DJ A.M.P.
—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888
Kim Dicso —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
The Tiki Trio (patio, 6-9pm) —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212
Aisle, No Tomorrow, Eyemaster —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
friday, MAY 24 DJ Battle —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109
The Purchase (Bibis Ellison Band)
Acoustic Blues Jam
—Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
Karaoke —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269
Rockin’ Trivia with Party Gras DJ (9 p.m.) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 7633088
ASG, A Bottle Volcanic, Children of the Reptile —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
—Sputnik, 23 N. Front St. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 3923044
—Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040
Alligator, Most Golden, Marbles —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878
Rob Ronner —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400
Emily Marriott (8-11pm), Chris Hayes (11pm-2am) —Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881
Dennis Brinson Band (9pm-1am)
—Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988
—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
James Justin & Co., Megan Jean & the KFB, Emma Nelson
Saturday, MAY 25
—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
Karaoke with Mike Norris —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 3956204
Karaoke (10pm) —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 3956204
360 Degrees (8pm-12am)
—Last Resort, 600 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-1128
—SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach
Songwriter Open Mic with Jeff Ecker (10pm-2am)
Jon Carroll (6:30pm-8:30pm)
—Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414
Port City Trio
—Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499
—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
—Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134
Drew Smith Band
DjBe Extreme Karaoke (9pm)
Top 40 DJ
DJ DST and SBz —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington
—Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910458-8434
—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St., 763-1607
—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301
Sunday’s 4-8 p.m. MAY 26
Back of the Boat Tour JUNE 2
Central Park JUNE 9
Machine Gun JUNE 16
Every TuesDAY All 36 drafts are just $2.50 Karaoke at 9 p.m.
Thurs., JUNE 6
FREE CRAFT BEER TASTING 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Manny Lloyd JUNE 23
Overtyme 4 Marina Street Wrightsville Beach 256-8500
920 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Town Center (910) 509-0805
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Concerts outside of Southeastern NC Pub & Grille
$3 Micros ∙1/2 Price Wine $3 Fireball ∙ $4 Tang Shot
$2 Red Stripe ∙ $4 Margaritas $4 Pineapple Bomb ∙ $4 Captain
$2 Bud Ligh & Mich Ultra $5 Martinis • $4 Well Vodka
where great food rocks.
LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. Cabarrus stREET, raleigh, nc (919) 821-4111 5/23: Krewella 5/24: Down, Honky, Mount Carmel THE ORANGE PEEL 101 Biltmore Avenue, ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 225-5851 5/24: Ike Stubblefield 5/29: SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 Hwy. 17 sOUTH, myrtle beach, sc (843) 272-3000 5/22: The Features 5/26: Scotty McCreery, Sarah Darling AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 South Tryon STREET, Charlotte, NC (704) 377-6874 5/22: Saving Abel, Art of Dying 5/24: Labyrinthe, Impale the Betrayer 5/25: Acid FM, Spearmint Rhino 5/29: The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless
TWC MUSIC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK 3801 ROCK QUARRY rd., Raleigh, nc (919) 831-6400 5/23: Kenny Chesney, Kacey Musgraves
BIBIS ELLISON BAND 5.25 SATURDAY
MOTORCO MUSIC HALL 723 RIGSBEE AVE., durham, NC (919) 901-0875 5/22: Darker Shades of Symphony, Skippy Skip 5/28: Integrity, Gehenna, Full of Hell NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE NORTH DAVIDSON ST., CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 358-9298 5/25: The New Familiars, Brock Butler
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PINT NIGHT ALL PINTS $
WORLD TAVERN POKER Play for FREE 7pm & 9:30pm
Landfall Center • 1331 Military Cutoff Rd
Monkey Junction 910.392.7224
NORTH CHARLESTON PAC/COLISEUM 5001 Coliseum dr., n. charleston, sc (843) 529-5000 5/27: Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers, Edie Brickell ZIGGY’S 170 W. 9th st., winston-salem, nc (336) 722-5000 5/24: Kacey Musgraves; Sole Citzen
Breakfast 10am-3pm $2 Yuenglings • $2 Coors Light $4 Bloody Marys • $3 Mimosas Free Pool & Shuffleboard @ 9 pm 1/2 Off Late Night Menu @ 11 pm
Breakfast 10am-3pm $2 Miller Lite • $2 Budweiser $4 Well Vodka • $3 Surfer on Acid JAH NATION: Roots reggae band SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army), based in Arlington, Virginia, will perform at Asheville’s Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 29th. Expect tunes like ‘Everything Changes’ and ‘Not Done Yet.’ Courtesy photo
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Sea Pans Steel Drums Every Thursday 7-10pm
Oceanfront Terrace 7-10 pm
Friday, May 24th
ECLECTIC MIX Saturday, May 25th
randy mc quay
PINT NIGHT ALL PINTS $
YOUR LIVE MUSIC FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS
POP & CLASSIC Friday, May 31st
THE OTHER GUYS
acoustic MIX Saturday, June 1st
Travis shallow CLASSIC ROCK
206 Old Eastwood Rd.
1706 North Lumina Ave. (910) 256-2231
(by Home Depot)
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Guitarist Mark Lynch (10:30am1:30pm) —Saltworks II, 4001 Wrightsville Ave.; 392-1241
Painted Man —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
1423 S. 3rd St. • 763-1607
New Outdoor Patio Seating! Open for Breakfast Daily at 5 am TUESDAY
$300 Bombs $3 NC Brew Bottles $4 Select Shooters
—Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133
Irish Music Jam 2pm —The Dubliner, 1756 Carolina Beach Road
DJ Milk and SBz —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington
DJ DST and Matt Evans
djBe KARAOKE & OPEN MIC 8:30 p.m. 1/2 off Wine Bottles & $4 Magner’s Irish Cider
$2 PBR Pub Cans
$4 20 oz. Guinness Pints
$6 Margarita Pitchers
$350 23oz. Pilsner Drafts
—Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393
8:30 p.m. • Prizes! 2.50 Yuengling Drafts
The Purchase (Bibis Ellison Band)
$2 Bud & Bud Lt. Bottles
LIVE IRISH MUSIC FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
djBe KARAOKE 9 p.m. $ 2 PBR Longnecks
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $ 4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s
265 North Front St. (910) 763-0141
Oceanfront Patio 7-10 pm May 24th
JOHN MIELCARSKI May 25th
TRAVIS SHALLOW May 31st
MONDAY 2.50 Budweiser Draft $ 4 Wells 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.
TUESDAY Sweetwater $3.00 $ 4.50 Absolute lemonade 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m. WEDNESDAY 2.50 Yuengling Draft $ 2.50 Domestic Bottles 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m. $
THURSDAY 3.00 Sweet Josie $ 4.00 Margaritas
christine & guy
FRIDAY 3 Pint of the Day
DRINK SPECIALS 2700 N. Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach, NC 910-256-8696 www.shellisland.com
DJKahuna —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 3923044
Karaoke w/ Jeremy Norris
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 7633088
SATURDAY 5 Sangria & Mimosa’s
SUNDAY $ 5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s *Drink specials run all day N. Water Street & Walnut Street Downtown Wilmington 910-762-4354
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—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
Mike O’Donnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 2511832
Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796
Steady Eddies (classic rock/soul; 4-7pm) —Ocean Front Park, 105 Atlantic Ave., Kure Beach; 458-8216
Back of the Boat tour —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 2568500
Jesse Stockton (Americana, 3pm)
40 East (8pm-12am)
—Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866
—SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach
Turchi (blues, 9:30pm) —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St.
Mipso, Emma Nelson
—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
—Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551
Shake & Shag Beach Music with DJ Lee Pearson (7:30-10:30pm)
—Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 7633088
King Django, Skinnerbox, The Madd Hatters, more
—Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040
—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
—Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400
—Hurricane Alley’s, 5 Boardwalk Way, Carolina Beach, 707-0766
Steven Compton —Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881
MONDAY, MAY 27
Fred Flynn & the Stones
Electric Mondays w/ Pruitt & Screwloopz
—Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 7633088
—SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401
Karaoke w/ DJ Double Down
—Hurricane Alley’s, 5 Boardwalk Way, Carolina Beach, 707-0766
—Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 3923044
—Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2251
Jerry Powell —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
Daniel Parrish (7pm-9pm) —Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134
—Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.
Sunday, MAY 26 Ben Morrow
Raphael Name (7pm)
—Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448
—Fermental, 7250-B Market St.; 821-0362
Swamp Raptor, Sons of Tonatiuh, Venger (8pm, 21+)
—Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414
—Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St.
Benny Hill Jazz Jam
Fred Flynn and the Stones
—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 2511888
—Towne Tap & Grill, 890 Town Center Dr.; 256-6224
Jam Sandwich 8pm-11pm —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224
Rob Ronner (8-11pm) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224
Open Electric Jam (6-10pm) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
Karaoke w/ DJ Double Down —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 3923044
Cape Fear Blues Jam (equipment provided, just bring instrument; 8pm)
—Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910-228-5952
—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 2511888
Stereo Type (9pm-1am)
L Shape Lot (3pm); Clay Crotts (8pm)
—Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 2511832
Randy McQuay (pop & classic, 7-10pm)
Satellite Bluegrass Band —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796
Karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001
Josh Solomon Duo —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910343-3341
Singlefin (jam, 8pm) —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866
Multimedia Open MIc —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
Pengo with Beau Gunn —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773
Donna Merritt —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
tuesday, MAY 28 Open Mic w/ John Ingram —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977
Karaoke with DJ Party Gras (9pm) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805
World Tavern Trivia hosted by Mud —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224
James Haff (piano) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
The Dixieland Allstars (6-9pm) —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212
wednesday, MAY 29 Piano with James Haff (7-10pm) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
Open Music Jam Hosted by Shannon Gilmore & Tommy Kaiser 7pm —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977
Open Mic with Sean Thomas Gerard —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
Benny Hill —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115
Karaoke —Bourbon Street, 35 N Front Street
Mike ODonnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832
Jeremy Norris —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
Electronic Get Down —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
Dylan Linehan —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
John Golden, Randy Drew, Mark Teachey, Dave Bohn, Susan Savia, Catesby Jones —Bellamy Mansion; 503 Market St., 251-3700
Arum Rae, My Wonderful Machine —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St., 763-1607
Jimmy Mowery (10pm-1am)
Karaoke —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001
—Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056
College Night Karaoke
—Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091
—Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
Indecision, Machine Funk
Jam Sandwich (8-11pm)
Karaoke with Mike Norris
—Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St.; 538-2939
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224
Funktapuss (groove/funk; 9:30pm)
—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
DJBE Extreme Open Mic/Karaoke
Karaoke with Damon
—Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231
Southern Belles, L Shape Lot
—Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 All entertainment must be sent to email@example.com by Wednesday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.
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‘The Great Gatsby’ works in spite of its director
this week in film
by Anghus The Great Gatsby
rrey do DiCaprio, Ca Starring Leonar Maguire Mulligan, Tobey
Cinematique Monday through Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) • 7:30 p.m. Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut St. • $8
here are few directors i find
as perplexing as Baz Luhrmann, best known for films like “Romeo and Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge.” He’s known for big, garish spectacles that lay on heavy coats of polish style being far more important to him than substance. If he were a make-up artist, every subject would come out of the trailer looking like a painted whore. The man either lacks or willfully disregards the concept of subtlety. He’s a bedazzled jackhammer that shatters our senses. He’s sound and fury, signifying nothing. There are only a handful of movies I have walked out of; Baz Luhrmann directed two of them. So when I heard it was Luhrmann who would be helming a big-screen adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” I shrugged my shoulders and resigned myself to believe this movie wasn’t going to be for me. Luhrmann’s films are like cocaine-fueled assemblies: bright colors, lightning-fast edits, and an-over-the-top sensibility that would make even the great John Waters cringe. “The Great Gatsby” might be his most palatable production since “Strictly Ballroom,” a movie I rather enjoy. Since the simple pleasures of “Strictly Ballroom,” Luhrmann has been on a mind-fucking tear of hyperactive lunacy. “The Great Gatsby” starts out like his other films: It’s a big, lumbering behemoth that cuts back and forth frantically between archival footage and staged scenes. It blends voice-over narration and music in a caffeine-fueled cocktail. We’re introduced to Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), a young man dreaming of an exciting life in New York City. He works in finance and moves into a modest little house in the shadow of the palatial estate of Mr. Jay Gatsby. Nick is fascinated by this mysterious figure, who has taken the New York social scene by storm. Nick manages his way into high society with the help of his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), who is married to a man of means, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Their marriage has seen better days. Tom has a mistress in the city. Nick ends up as a passive witness to the lives of these so-
CAST OF GREATS: ‘The Great Gatsby’ remake succeeds only from its excellent cast, including Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio. Courtesy photo
cial climbers, a fly on the wall observing the drinking and debauchery. That is, until he meets Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Nick becomes fascinated with his neighbor. He embodies everything Nick aspires to me: not just a man of wealth, but a man of integrity and passion. Of course, beneath the gilded façade is something far more human. It turns out Gatsby is a self-made man who is trying to make up for past mistakes, most importantly the loss of his true love: Nick’s cousin, Daisy. I don’t think I need to delve too much deeper into the plot. There are few books as familiar and as studied as “The Great Gatsby.”Anybody who made it past seventh grade has no doubt turned in a book report on this one. The themes of Gatsby are all there: the horrible price of obsession, the emptiness of our materialistic society, and the corruption of the American Dream. Luhrmann sticks obsessively close to the source material making Nick read lines straight from the book, just to be sure that no one misses the point. It’s blunt, like someone talking right into your ear and asking you every five minutes: “Did you get it?” The fact that I enjoyed “The Great Gatsby” comes as something of a shock. Sure, the first 15 minutes is an endurance test of quick cuts and rapid fire dialogue. One
scene in particular has characters talking over one another like they made a bet to see who could get their lines out the fastest. There’s big flashes of light and sound, dance numbers, a huge party, and loud music blaring. Just as I was starting to check out mentally, DiCaprio shows up as Gatsby and everything sort of settles. I credit the success of “The Great Gatsby” to a cast of excellent actors who manage to make something entertaining in spite of Luhrmann’s every effort to destroy the film. It ends up working not because of Baz Luhrmann but in spite of him. I can’t recall a film that seems almost at odds with its own director. There’s this really interesting character drama going on as Luhrmann throws so much at the screen. It’s like he’s trying to strangle the film with a string of pearls or bury the film alive with shovels full of glitter. Fortunately, the substance claws its way out. Every intimate scene is bookended with garish over-stylized visuals. It spends too much time reveling in its hip-hop-heavy soundtrack. Those kind of moments seem to exist only to declare, “Hey, kids! This shit is relevant, yo!” Yet, underneath the noise and fake computer-generated visuals is a pretty decent drama. It’s not perfect by any stretch. It’s only salvaged by some really good actors, namely DiCaprio and Edgerton. They bring a lot of energy and charisma to their respective roles. I don’t know if I’d call it “The Great Gatsby,” but it’s definitely “The Good Gatsby.”
5/27-29: Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir — son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste — returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son. Rated R, 1 hr. 51 min.
Cough Syrup Film Festival Cucalorus event! Now taking submissions! www.cucalorus.org
Sun., 6/9, 5:30-11pm, Jengo’s Playhouse. First ever Cough Syrup Film Festival! Send us something short and sugary sweet: three minutes or less, involving (you guessed it!) cough syrup. You make it, we’ll play it (as long as you get it in to us by noon on 6/8.) Free event with cookout, a few bands, a cash bar, and as the sky turns purple, so will the screen at Jengo���s. Pass that purple drank, let’s get weird together, y’all! Other entertainment possibilities include (but are not limited to): a Cough Syrup Kissing Booth, a Sizzurp Slip-n-Slide, a home-made cough syrup taste-test, Cough Syrup Cocktails, the Cough Syrup Awards, and all the cooties you can handle.
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what’s for dinner?
& Lounge Sunny Sushi treet S 141 N. Front 2 7 2 (910) 833-7
Find it in the premier dining guide for the Port City AMERICAN BLUEWATER
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their awardwinning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. BluewaterDining.com. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Waterfront dining MUSIC: Music every Sunday in Summer WEBSITE: www.bluewaterdining.com
Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee, 2013 Best of Wilmington “Best Chef” winner, Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, & Seafood Ceviche to name a few. Larger Plates include, Charleston Crab Cakes, Flounder Escovitch & Miso Salmon. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand-crafted seasonal desserts. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910-799-3847. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch - WednesdayFriday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List
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BUFFALO WILD WINGS
ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at HenrysRestaurant.com for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. - Mon. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tues.- Fri.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Daily blackboard specials. MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30 p.m. WEBSITE: www.henrysrestaurant.com.
NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the Summer WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com
Holiday Inn Resort
If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus…salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
HALLIGAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE
“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches(Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When you’re at Halligan’s....you’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 Days a Week MondayWednesday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com
A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local
Oceans Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. (910) 256-2231. 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach. BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.-Sat.. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Waterfront dining WEBSITE: www.holidayinn.com
Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome home-cooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington. They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger Platter smothered in gravy! They also offer great choices such as fresh chicken salad, soups, and even a delicious Monte Cristo served on French toast bread. K’s also offers soup, sandwich and salad combos and a great variety of homemade desserts. On Sundays they offer a great brunch menu. A variety of choices will be on the menu such as Eggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Give K’s Cafe a try...you won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 791-6995. Find us on Facebook. SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 7 DAYS A WEEK. Monday - Friday. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown
FEATURING: Serving several pita options, as well as new lighter selections! WEBSITE: www.ks-cafe.net
THE LITTLE DIPPER
Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. SERVING DINNER: 5pm Tue-Sun; seasonal hours, Memorial Day-Labor Day open 7 days a week. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: “Date Night” menu every Tues.; Ladies Night every Wed; $27 4-course prix fixe menu on Thurs.; 25% off a’ la cart menu on Fri. from 5-7 p.m. and half price bottles of wine on Sun. MUSIC: Mon., Fri. & Sat. in summer from 5-7 p.m. WEBSITE: www.littledipperfondue.com
north end bistro
We invite you to experience dining in Wrightsville Beach’s—North End Bistro located inside the Shell Island Resort. The breathtaking panoramic ocean views are complemented with menu items that will invigorate your appetite. Whether you are in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, our specialized menus feature the freshest ingredients prepared and presented by our dedicated service staff. Here is a reason to visit everyday—Weekday drink specials are offered both at the inside lounge or the poolside bar. If a reefreshing beverage is what you desire, the only ques-tion is: Inside or out? So try North End Bistro for fun in rthe sun and a view second to none. You can observe fthe true island scene and absorb the true island dineing experience. 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Bch, NC 28480. (910) 256-8696 BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Daily. NEIGHBORHOODS: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Waterfront Dining MUSIC: Live music Friday & Saturday 7 – 10 p.m. WEBSITE: www.shellislandresort.com
PINE VALLEY MARKET
Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. d Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding c their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can s enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and a 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 takedhome frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, eand don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go dwith it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ySERVING LUNCH & DINNER: eMon.-Fri.10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ,Closed Sun. -NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South hFEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals oWEBSITE: www.pinevalleymarket.com eTROLLY STOP .Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with ssix locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storeemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent ,– a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, Fat-free Turkey (at participating locations), and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 121 N. Front Street
open Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. ‘til 4:30 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Wednesday thru Friday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. CLOSED MON. AND TUES. (910) 2561421. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 until 3, Sat. 11 until 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City FEATURING: Dog friendly locations
at Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington. Buy a hot dog, we’ll throw in an extra for your pooch. (Without bun.) WEBSITE: www.trollystophotdogs.com
ASIAN BIG THAI II
From the minute you walk through the door to the wonderful selection of authentic Thai cuisine, Big Thai II offers you a tranquil and charming atmosphere perfect start to a memorable dinner. For the lunchtime crowd, the luncheon specials provide a great opportunity to get away. The menu is filled with carefully prepared dishes such as Pad Thai (Chicken, Beef, Pork or Tofu pan-fried rice noodles with eggs, peanuts, bean sprouts, carrots, and chives in a sweet and savory sauce) and Masaman Curry (The mildest of all curries, this peanut base curry is creamy and delicious with potatoes, cashew nuts and creamy avocado). But you shouldn’t rush into a main entrée right away! You will be missing out on a deliciously appetizing Thai favorite, Nam Sod (Ground Pork blended with fresh chili, green onion, ginger and peanuts). And be sure to save room for a piece of their fabulous Coconut Cake! A trip to Big Thai II is an experience that you’ll never forget. If the fast and friendly service doesn’t keep you coming back, the great food will! 1319 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-6588 Serving Lunch: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. -.2:30 p.m. Serving Dinner: Mon-Thur 5 p.m. -.9:30 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. -.10 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m. -.9:30 p.m. Neighboorhood: Mayfaire Featuring: Authentic Thai Cuisine Website: www.bigthainc.com
Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Lunch Specials
HIRO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7 p.m. enjoy half-priced nigiri and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6 p.m., where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. WEBSITE: hirojapanesesteakhouse.com/hibachi
INDOCHINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:
Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. for dinner. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown WEBSITE: www.indochinewilmington.com
SUNNY SUSHI & LOUNGE
Delight in a delectable range of “gateway” sushi and contemporary takes on classic Japanese cuisine in a hip and simple setting. Our fusion sushi makes use of unique ingredients such as seared steak and blue crab, offering downtown Wilmington a fresh and modern taste. Offering over 85 different sushi rolls, many are titled in quintessential Carolina names, such as the Dawson’s Creek, the Hampstead Crunch, and the Queen Azalea. We focus on fresh, organic ingredients, and seek to satisfy guests with dietary restrictions—we have many vegetarian options, for instance. Our selections feature exotic ingredients such as eel and octopus, while we even offer rolls using sweet potatoes or asparagus. Dine with us and discover the tantalizing flavors you’ve been missing. 141 N. Front St.; (910) 833-7272 SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. daily. Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: Sunny Maki Combo Specials: 3 sushi rolls for $10.95 every day before 7 p.m.
Tamashii Sushi and Spoons
The area’s first sustainably-sourced Sushi and Asian Fusion restaurant features sushi and tasting spoons which offer portions of poke, tartare, and ceviche styles from around the world. Our chef uses locally sourced and linecaught offerings of only the highest quality to create a fresh flavor like no other. Come sample his traditional sushi, as well as signature fusion rolls like the Aloha Roll, made with tempura shrimp, toasted coconut, crispy bacon, charred pineapple and macadamia nut brittle. Our contemporary atmosphere also showcases dishes from our full kitchen such as Miso-Mustard Sterling Silver Pork and small plate offerings. Try a Wasabi or Thai Basil martini or a wine, craft beer, or sake from our unique fullbar list. Tuesdays you can get a half-carafe for the price of a glass! We are located at 4039 Masonboro Loop Road, suite 1A at the junction of Navajo Road in Masonboro Commons. Open from 4:30 to 10:00 Monday through Thursday, and until 11:00 on Friday and Saturday. Just drop in or call 910-703-SAKE for a reservation. Every Tuesday, all night, ladies night. $5 Appetizer Specials, $7 Drink Specials, $2 Spoons. SERVING DINNER: Mon.-Th.: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South FEATURING: “Green Fish” sustainable menu plus a $5 bar menu Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
From the flavorfully mild to the fiery spiced, Thai Spice customers are wooed by the dish that’s made to their specifications. Featuring a tasteful menu of traditional Thai standards to numerous delectable house specials, it’s quickly becoming the local favorite for Thai cuisine. This family-run restaurant is sure to win you over. If you haven’t discovered this gem, come in and be charmed. Whether it be a daytime delight, or an evening indulgence, your visit will make you look forward to your return. Located in Monkey Junction at 5552 Carolina Beach Rd., Ste. G. (910) 791-0044. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue.-Th.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South WEBSITE: www.ThaiSpiceWilmington.com
CAJUN BOURBON ST
At Bourbon St., the food, style and atmosphere are New Orleans-bred but Carolina-refined. It features the unique decoration of a typical New Orleans bar, as it seems to have been extracted from the heart of the French Quarter. The classic French style and the laid-back American culture come together to offer us a unique place where joy can be inhaled at every breath. The authentic Southern decorations in Bourbon St. were carefully selected at antique houses, garage sales and thrift shops found in the streets of the Big Easy. It enables us to offer you the true experience of being in the heart of the French Quarter: Bourbon St. It’s the best place to enjoy with friends, with the rhythm of live music, the classic taste of typical Cajun food, and the best beers available in our market. 35 N. Front St.; (910) 762-4050. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: Authentic Creole Cajun cuisine, live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday with no cover. Try our famous charbroiled oysters.
INDIAN TANDOORI BITES
Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sun 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine. WEBSITE: www.tandooribites.net.
IRISH THE HARP
Experience the finest traditional Irish family recipes and popular favorites served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. The Harp, 1423 S. 3rd St., proudly uses the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, to bring you
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and yours the most delicious Irish fare! We have a fully stocked bar featuring favorite Irish beers and whiskies. We are open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. Join us for djBe Open Mic & Karaoke - Irish songs available! - 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and half-price wine bottles all day Tuesdays; Harp University Trivia with Professor Steve Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; djBe karaoke and dancing 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturdays and live music Wednesday and Fridays - call ahead for schedule 910-763-1607. Located just beside Greenfield Lake and Park at the south end of downtown Wilmington, The Harp is a lovely Irish pub committed to bringing traditional Irish flavor, tradition and hospitality to the Cape Fear area. SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. NEIGHBORHOOD: Greenfield Lake/Downtown South FEATURING: Homemade soups, desserts and breads, free open wifi, new enlarged patio area, and big screen TVs at the bar featuring major soccer matches worldwide. MUSIC Live music Wednesdays and Fridays call 910-763-1607 for schedule; djBe open mic and karaoke Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m, and djBe karaoke and dancing Saturdays 9 p.m - 1:30 a.m. WEBSITE www.harpwilmington.com
ITALIAN A TASTE OF ITALY
The authentic Italian cuisine served at Taste of Italy has scored them Best Deli in the Port City for years running now. The Guarino family recipes have been passed down from generation to generation to brothers Tommy and Chris, who serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry diners. They also cater all events, from holiday parties to corporate lunches, including hot meals, cold trays, handmade desserts and an array of platters, from antipasto to cold cuts. In addition, Taste of Italy sells Scalfani products, Sabrett hot dogs and Polly-O cheeses in their market, all the while serving top-notch hot and cold items from their delicatessen. Located at 1101 South College Rd., P. 910-392-7529, F. 910-392-9745 www.ncatasteofitaly.com Open M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Ponatone, Pandora, Torrone and gift baskets of all sizes! WEBSITE: www.ncatasteofitaly.com
is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16 oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. FEATURING: Weekly Specials WEBSITE: www.RomanellisRestaurant.com.
A Wilmington favorite since 1987! At Elizabeth’s you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine, as well as some of your American favorites. Offering delicious pizza, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beer, and wine. Elizabeth’s is known for their fresh ingredients,
where even the bread is baked fresh daily. A great place for lunch, dinner, a late night meal, or take out. Elizabeth’s can also cater your event and now has a party room available. Visit us 4304 ½ Market St or call 910-251-1005 for take out. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 10am-Midnight every day NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). WEBSITE: www.epwilmington.com FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons.
Fat Tony’s Italian Pub
Fat Tony’s has the right combination of Italian and American influences to mold it into a unique family-friendly restaurant with a “gastropub” feel. Boasting such menu items as Penne alla Vodka, Beef Lasagna, and mix-andmatch pasta dishes (including a gluten-free penne), Fat Tony’s is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Add in homemade, hand-tossed, New York style pizzas, 8oz Angus burgers, and deliciously plump chicken wings, and you’ve got a game day in heaven. Proudly supporting the craft beer movement, they have an ever-changing selection of small-brewery beers included in their 25-tap lineup – 12 of which are from NC. They have over forty bottled beers, great wines, and an arsenal of expertly mixed cocktails that are sure to wet any whistle. Fat Tony’s has two pet-friendly patios – one looking out onto Front Street and one with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. With friendly, efficient service and a fun, inviting atmosphere, expect to have your expectations exceeded at Fat Tony’s. It’s all good. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Thurs. 11:00 am - Midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11:00am - 2:00am. Sun. 12:00pm - Midnight NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown WEBSITE: www.fatpub.com FEATURING: Daily lunch specials until 3pm and late night menu from 11pm until closing.
Family-owned and operated by Sicilian cousins Sal and Vito, Pizzetta’s Pizzeria has become Wilmington’s favorite place for homey, authentic Italian fare served with precision and flavor like none other. Made daily from family recipes, folks will enjoy hand-tossed pizzas——gourmet to traditional——specialty heroes and pastas, homemade soups and desserts, and even daily blackboard specials. Something remains tempting for every palate, whether craving one of their many pies or a heaping of eggplant parm, strombolis and calzones, or the famed Casa Mia (penne with sautéed mushrooms, ham, peas in a famous meat sauce with cream). Just save room for their buttery, melt-in-your-mouth garlic knots! Ending the meal with their pastry chef’s carefully crafted cannolis, Tiramisu or gourmet cheesecake, alongside a cup of freshly made espresso or cappuccino, literally makes a perfect end to one unforgett able and desirable meal. Located in Anderson Square at 4107 Oleander Dr., Unit F, Wilmington (910-799-4300) or Pizzetta’s II, Leland, 1144 E. Cutler Crossing, St., Ste 105, in Brunswick Forest. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: ILM location: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m., and Sun., noon. • Leland location: Mon.Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. -11 p.m.; Sun., noon - 9:30 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown Wilmington and coming soon, Brunswick Forest in Leland FEATURING: Homemade pizzas, pastas, soups and desserts, all made from family recipes! WEBSITE: www.pizzettas.net
Enjoy authentic Italian food in a beautiful, warm, casual setting. Whether dining indoors or in our courtyard, Siena is the perfect neighborhood trattoria for the entire family to enjoy. From our delicious brick oven pizza to elegantly prepared meat, seafood, and pasta specials, you will find a level of cuisine that will please the most demanding palate, prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients. SERVING DINNER: at 4 p.m. Daily. NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. 3315 Masonboro Loop Road, 910-794-3002 FEATURING: Family style dinners on Sundays
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SLICE OF LIFE
“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 2562229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, Downtown and Wilmington South. FEATURING: The largest tequila selection in Wilmington WEBSITE: www.grabslice.com
JAMAICAN JAMAICA’S COMFORT ZONE
Tucked in the corner of University Landing, a block from UNCW is the hidden gem of Wilmington’s international cuisine scene - Jamaica’s Comfort Zone. This family owned restaurant provides a relaxing blend of Caribbean delights – along with reggae music – served up with irrepressible smiles for miles. From traditional Jamaican breakfast to mouth-watering classic dishes such as curry goat, oxtail, jerk and curry chicken, to our specialty 4-course meals ($12.00). Cook Dana Keels, from Clarendon prepares flavors to please every palate. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: Tuesday - Saturday 11:45am - 9:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm - 8:00pm Sunday. Monday - Closed NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown – University Landing 417 S. College Road, Wilmington FEATURING: Weekly Specials updated daily on Facebook WEBSITE: www.jamaicascomfortzone.net
LATIN AMERICAN SAN JUAN CAFE
Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and from 5-10 p.m. Closed Sunday. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Nightly specials WEBSITE: www.sanjuancafenc.com
ORGANIC LOVEY’S MARKET
Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for Organic and Natural groceries and supplements, or a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, Hamburger or a Chicken Caesar Wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for take-out. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to ensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic Grass-Fed and Free-Range meats and poultry. Wheat-
Free and Gluten-Free products are in stock regularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. Lovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 am to 6 p.m.. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. WEBSITE: www.loveysmarket.com.
TIDAL CREEK CO-OP KITCHEN
Come dine-in or take-out from the newly renovated Coop Kitchen at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. You can fill your plate or box with hot bar and salad bar items that are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. Made-toorder sandwiches, like the Tempeh Reuben, are served hot off the Panini grill. The Co-op Café offers organic smoothies and fresh juices; local wheatgrass shots; fair trade organic coffee, lattes, and chai tea; and our newest addition of Lenny Boy kombucha tea on tap. Don’t forget our baked-from-scratch baked goods! The Co-op Kitchen provides menu items that appeal to everyone, regardless of dietary demands. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. WEEKEND BRUNCH: Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SALAD BAR: Mon. - Sun, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. SANDWICHES: Mon. - Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. BAKERY & CAFE: Mon. - Sun, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: indoor/outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi WEBSITE: www.tidalcreek.coop
SEAFOOD DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR
Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “BohemianChic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. WEBSITE: www.dockstreetoysterbar.net
The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is ecofriendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251.
SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.brunch. WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com
Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality attributes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has
all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-392-6313; hieronymusseafood.com SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Fireside oyster bar. WEBSITE: www.hieronymusseafood.net
SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Sat 11am-2am;
Sun noon-2am NEIGHBORHOODS: Carolina Beach and Downtown FEATURING: Daily lunch specials, join the mailing
Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Family-style to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. WEBSITE: www.OceanicRestaurant.com
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster BaR
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is thrilled to now serve customers in its new location at 109 Market Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington (910-833-8622). It’s the place you want to be to catch your favorite sports team on 7 TV’s carrying all major sports packages. A variety of fresh seafood is available daily including oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Shuckin’ Shack has expanded its menu now offering fish tacos, crab cake sliders, fried oyster po-boys, fresh salads, and more. Come in a check out Shack’s daily lunch, dinner, and drink specials. It’s a Good Shuckin’ Time! The original Shack is located in Carolina Beach at 6A N. Lake Park Blvd.; (910) 458-7380.
The Fortunate Glass
The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar is the perfect place to explore the beauty of wine while tasting a variety of tapas in an intimate environment. The wine menu focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle, including some of the best boutique and cult wines, to everyday values that work with any budget. There are over 30 beers available featuring some of the best craft selections. The serene ambiance of The Fortunate Glass, created by the beautiful wall murals, the elegant copper and glass tile bar, castle-rocked walls and intimate booths enhances the experience of any selection you choose. The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar also presents a small menu of creative tapas, global cheeses, cured meats and decadent desserts to accompany and compliment any wine selection. SERVING EVENINGS: Tues.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 2 p.m.-2.a.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.-12 a.m. NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: Free Wine Tasting: Tues. 6-8pm. Bubble and wine specials: Wed. & Thurs. Monthly food & wine pairing events. WEBSITE www.fortunateglasswinebar.com
SOUTHERN CASEY’S BUFFET
In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/Soul Food and Buf-
fet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” co-owner Gena Casey says. Gena and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits and homemade banana puddin’ are among a few of many other delectable items. 5559 Oleander Drive. (910) 798-2913. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesdays. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Pig’s feet and chitterlings.
SPORTS BAR CAROLINA ALE HOUSE
Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNC W, this lively sportsthemed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road. (910) 791.9393. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projec-
tor TVs in Wilmington. WEBSITE: www.CarolinaAleHouse.com
FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE
Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plas-
ma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. Monday through Friday MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm WEBSITE: www.foxandhound.com
This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style Reuben, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, pool, and did we mention sports? Free downtown lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. (910) 763-4133. SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown FEATURING: 1/2 priced select appetizers Monday -
Thursday 4-7 p.m. WEBSITE: www.hellskitchenbar.com
An Epicurean Emporium Devoted to Taste! Dubbed "the best food in Wilmington,"Taste the Olive Gourmet Shop welcomes its sister restaurant to the Forum! Now offering:
Open Mon.-Tues. lunch, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. coffee, cheese and dessert bar 'til 6 p.m. Wed-Thurs, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.- midnight • Saturday, 10 a.m.- midnight Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. brunch 'til 2 p.m.
1125-E Military Cutoff Road 910-679-4772
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my mind drifted to Ben. He actually uses a pick-up line about being a CIA agent in bars to attract women. A pick-up line. I made the connection. That’s what this was: a pick-up line. I bet if I bring a pretty female friend with me, he will tell her all about it. I tried it as an experiment. The next day I called Captain Hank and asked him to meet me at the Blue Post again two nights later. Candy went in my place. I showed her his picture, gave her $40 for some drinks, and she was more than willing to go on a blind date. Candy has never been able to keep a secret in her life. Any thought she has comes out as soon as it is in her head. If anyone would tell me what happened, it would be her. I waited ‘til Friday to call Candy to come over for lunch. “He was hot!” she said before the door was even closed. “Is grilled cheese OK?” I asked. “It’s not fancy, but it’s filling.” “Grilled cheese would be lovely,” she replied. “Damn, he was fine!” “So you had fun?” I asked. She nodded and smiled a sly smile. “Did you two have a lot in common?”Again she nodded and blushed a little. “I really like him; he really makes me feel special. No one has made me feel like this before.” What about Mark? I wondered. “I love his boat; it’s beautiful!” “So did you go home with him?” I asked. “Oh, yes,” she sighed. “I did.” Then she almost exploded with glee.“And you don’t know the best part!” 30 encore | may 22-28, 2013| www.encorepub.com
I gave her a questioning look. “He’s taking me treasure hunting!” she squealed. “Can you imagine that? A real treasure hunt; he has a map and everything!” * * * * * As New Year’s inched closer, I put off calling Captain Hank. I wrestled and wrestled with it, saying the real reason was I didn’t want to disappoint Candy. But the honest answer was: I wanted to sleep with him and I was afraid I would. The week after Christmas seemed a little late to make New Year’s plans. Apparently, Captain Hank hadn’t gone home to see any family over the holidays and was still around. “Sure, baby, sure,” he cooed. “I would love to spend New Year’s with you. Why don’t you come out here and we can watch the fireworks from the boat?” When I met him at the marina, I brought a bottle of champagne and some hot-house berries. He looked like he was getting the boat ready to leave. “Where are you going?” I asked. “I thought we might ride over closer to Masonboro; it will be quieter.” He must have seen the worried expression on my face. “I do this for a living, you are perfectly safe.” In spite of my nervous apprehension, we cast off. “How about pouring out some champagne?” he asked. He brought us to a stop far from Masonboro. “We can’t get much closer to the island or we will be grounded,” he explained and dropped anchor. “Look—there is Orion the Hunter,” he pointed. I followed his hand with my gaze. He got closer to
me and asked quietly, “If I kiss you, will you run away again?” I blushed. “There is no where to go,” I replied. He chuckled. “Well, we could go swimming.” “I didn’t bring a suit.” “You don’t need one out here.” He kissed me. An electric shock ran down the front of my body and registered at my stomach before continuing through every vein. In spite of the cool night, I felt warm and hazy with desire. Rational thoughts were fleeing with the blood from my brain. In one swift movement, he backed away from me, pulled off his shirt and dropped himself over the side of the boat. In a moment, his shorts landed on the deck in squashy heap. I looked at the shorts and looked up at Orion, then looked at the shorts. Can you even remember the last time you went to bed with a man? I mentally asked myself. He wants it, you want it, you know he’s not in love with you. Forget that you are here to arrange his death and just enjoy this. You don’t enjoy anything. I put down my champagne with one hand and pulled my shirt off with the other. It’s true, I don’t enjoy things enough, I thought, kicking my jeans off. With chagrin I often think about that night— and the week that followed. It was with real guilt and several bottles of Jameson I absorbed the news that Captain Hank and his boat, The Good Yarn, were reported lost at sea during the first tropical storm of the year in early June. The treasure map presumably went down with him.
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Lil Hawks Camp (5-8 Years), $140 June 10-14
e have the beach, tons of
attractions and a ton of entertianment to keep the kiddies active during their downtime from school. Yet, somehow, our parently duties still get challenged in keeping our kids not only engaged but educated during summer break. With a slew of camps offered all across town, from magic to soccer, environmental to karate, acting to skating, the kids are sure to be taken care of and happily bustling from June through August. To ensure your kids get a spot in the camps, it’s best to make the reservation ASAP!
Junior Day Camp (5-12 Years) June 17-June 21, 9am-4pm, $260 Half-day option, $140 Senior Elite Camp (10-18 Years) July 6-July 10, (Residential), $540 Visit website for more information Contact Paul Cairney • (910) 962-3932 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit website for more information Contact Aidan Heaney • (910) 352-4925 email@example.com
CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH
617 Surrey St • 910-762-5606 www.capefearriverwatch.org At Eco-Camp, kids will learn how they are connected to the environment and how they can become excellent environmental stewards. They will explore local watersheds and make real-world connections through unique, memorable and fun field trips! At WaterKeeper Camp, teens will study the river and watershed to learn about water quality and usage. They will gain experience in modern scientific methods including field work and data analysis, and find solutions to minimize negative impacts on water quality.
Cape Fear Fencing Assocation
412 Ann St. (downstairs) • (910) 7998642 http://www.capefearfencing.com/ The Beginning Fencing Camp will meet July 15th through 19th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the lower level of Tileston Gym, corner of 5th and Ann streets. It costs $195 plus a $5 insurance fee to USA Fencing. All equipment is supplied by the CFFA. Beginning fencing includes footwork, bladework, rules, history, refereeing, and ends in a camp tournament The camp will provide snacks, gatorade, and water; campers will need to provide their own lunch. Ages 8-18.
UNCW BASKETBALL CAMP
UNCW Trask Coliseum 910-962-3045 This summer the Buzz Peterson Basketball Camp wants to provide players with the best basketball camp experience possible. If you are a beginner, we will help teach you the proper fundamentals of the game. If you are a more advanced player, we will coach you and help refine your skills so that you may become a more skilled and
For More information and to register on-line visit: www.seahawksoccercamps.com KARATE KIDS: Camps abound this summer including one at Kaigan Karate where kids enjoy physical daily outings. Stock photo
knowledgeable player. Our camp is for everyone. We want to make sure that our participants have fun while working hard to become a better basketball player. We offer a first-class staff, good basketball, and skill improvement!
6737 Amsterdam Way • 910-350-0222 www.kaigankarate.com Kaigan Karate summer camp is a very structured, disciplined and energetic alternative to traditional “day care” facilities. Our summer camp consists of physically active daily outings such as: swimming, volleyball, skating, etc. On a daily basis we have structured karate, organized games and/or related activities. The “Kid Favorite,” of course, is dodgeball. Our hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more info please call 350-0222 or visit our website, kaigankarate.com.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Rd., Kure Beach (910) 458-8257 www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher Summer camp registration is open! Fill their summer with outdoor adventures, eco-education, creativity, games and new friends. Trained marine educators engage campers Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
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5216 Oleander Drive • 910-791-6000 • www.skatejellybeans.net
SUMMER CAMP Pay by the day!
$25.00/day $40.00/day two children one child (Registration fee is $40) Price includes 3 drinks and 2 snacks
Field Trip Calendar is available on our Website Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Optional daily field trips!
ABRACADABRA! Kids jump for joy during No Sleeves Magic Camp held every summer—this year in Wilmington and Leland! Courtesy photo.
June 17-August 9. Aquanauts, ages 5-6: animal interaction, play, storytelling, crafts and hands-on outdoor activities. Marine Detectives, ages 7-9: use their investigative skills in animal programs, outdoor excursions and interactive games to better understand new concepts. Ocean Explorers, ages 10-12: fun outdoors experiences and go behind-thescenes at the Aquarium. Coastal Crusaders, ages 13-14: venture further in exploration of our coastal environment and assist with animal care. Rates and details online.
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
LESSONS, PARTIES & CAMPS All a Ch mpiond Horses an Ponies
Riding, Horseplay and Happiness
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1401 N College Rd. • (910) 791-4248 www.wilmingtonchristian.com Wilmington Christian Academy Summer Camps offer a wide variety of options for a summer full of fun in a safe, structured and well-managed environment. The Summer Day Camp program is a recreational camp that meets every day. Creative on-campus activities and numerous field trips (Jungle Rapids weekly) keep children actively engaged all summer. Spice up the summer by attending several of the weekly ½ day Enrichment or Sports Camps. Technology to Baking and Basketball to Cardio. Check out our full listing at www. wilmingtonchristian.com.
NO SLEEVES MAGIC CAMP
(910) 200-5300 www.nosleevesmagic.com WARNING: Your child might experience one of their best summer memories here! Campers will take an adventure into the world of magic, comedy and illusion by learning tricks, enjoying outdoor supersoaker activities, learning from magicians the secrets to illusions, practising improvisation and enjoying games. Our fun environment helps in building character, self-esteem, social and problem-solving skills. Many elements of magic incorporate science and math, too. Sign up before spaces disappear!
SEAHAWK SOCCER CAMPS
UNCW, 601 S. College Rd. www.seahawksoccercamps.com Seahawk Soccer Camps are offered for the aspiring young soccer player to test his and her skills while developing new ones. With dedicated, experienced coaches and small camper-to-staff ratio, your child is guaranteed the attention needed to improve their game. Children will receive individual training, and play competitive games in a fun, challenging yet safe environment. Both girls’ and boys’ camps are designed to improve each player’s technique and skill set, with a curriculum will be tapered to each ability level and age group.
Beginning Fencing Camp
Fencing Association Est. 1997
July 15-19 9 am – 5 pm Ages 8-18 $195 (+ $5 insurance fee) For more info on camp/classes:
capefearfencing.com or (910) 799-8642
CITY OF WILMINGTON
Offering a variety of different camps including: Adventure Camp giddy-up! Kids can receive one-on-one instruction and learn how to care for horses during summer camp at Shady Paddock Stables. Photo by Bethany Turner
5216 Oleander Dr. 910-791-6000 www.skatejellybeans.net Family Skate Center offers a unique summer camp experience for children ages five and up. Your children will experience skating, games, music and more in a safe and kid friendly environment. Our summer camp runs all summer long and you only pay for the day your child attends! We offer optional daily field trips including horseback riding, water park, and more! Our experienced staff and daily schedule is sure to provide a summer full of exercise, friends, and fun!
Special Olympics Camp Day Camp Nature Camps Skate Camp & Beginner Skateboard Clinics Tennis Camp For more information, call 341-7855 or visit WilmingtonRecreation.com
Shady Paddock Stables
3507 N. Kerr Ave. â€˘ (910) 520-4150 www.capefearriverwatch.org Give your child an experience they will cherish forever: riding, horseplay and happiness! Our week-long summer camps are about building riding and horsemanship skills. Appropriate for ages 6 to 16 and includes one-on-one instruction and learning how to fully care for horses. Camp is Mon.Fri, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is limited to 10 campers per day. We offer training camps for young riders which focus on the horses.
Ages 7-13 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Includes: Tricks, Shirts, Field Trips, Magicians and more!
WILMINGTON & LELAND www.NoSleevesMagic.com
June 3 to August 9 M-F 7 am to 6 pm
Summer is Fun at Wilmington Christian!
Fun and Unique Weekly 1/2 Day Enrichment Camps â€˘ Camps for Team and Individual Sports! t 1401 North College Road near MLK Family Check ou s Friendly p m 910-791-4248 ca r u o Rates & prices! www.wlmingtonchristian.com
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BASKETBALL CAMPS 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Trask Coliseum
Call 910-962-3045 for more information Buzz Peterson Day Camp June 17-20 • Grades 1 - 12 $ 220 – per camper $ 185 – faculty/staff August 5-8 Grades 1 - 12 $ 220 - per camper $ 185 – faculty/staff The camp includes:
■ Skill Instruction ■ Camp T-shirt ■ Insurance
■ Certificate ■ Lunch ■ Swimming (optional)
REGISTER June 17 and Aug. 5 8:15 a.m.
Jengo’s Playhouse 815 Princess Street 910.343.5995 • www.cucalorus.org Camp Cucalorus is a weeklong immersion into the world of music video filmmaking for teens ages 12-17. More than just a summer camp, this five-day intensive mind-meld explores all areas of production from pre-production storyboarding to post-production editing. This one of a kind creative Cucalorus experience is perfect for any teen that is considering a career in the film industry. Camp Cucalorus runs 9 a.m. - 3 p.m, Jul 29-Aug 2, 2013. Lunch and snacks for all 5 days. Space is limited so apply today!
Amy Bradley School
Summer School Call (910) 794-6977
UNCW Staff and high school coaches, along with college basketball players will serve as camp staff members. The key to success in anything you do is to not only work hard, but also to enjoy what you are doing. At the Buzz Peterson Basketball Camp, we want to make sure that our participants have fun while working hard to become a better basketball player. So, if you are looking for a camp with a first class staff, good basketball, and skill improvement, join us! I know that I am looking forward to it and I hope you are too!
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budding filmmakers: Immerse your kids in the creative world of music video production and editing, at Camp Cucalorus. Courtesy photo.
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Discover New Music at 98.3 The PenguiN THURSday 5/16 • 8:30 P.m.
Van Morrison - Caravan Little Feat - Down On The Farm Patty Griffin - Time Will Do The Talking Bill Withers - Use Me Jeb Loy Nichols - Countrymusicdisco45 The Black Crowes - I Ain’t Hiding Serena Ryder - Stompa Richie Havens - Freedom Warren Haynes w/ Bruce Hornsby - Soulshine Zac Brown Band - Toes Billy Joe Shaver - Old Chunk Of Coal Whiskeytown - Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow Todd Snider - Statistician’s Blues
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Ryan Bingham - Western Shore Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Good Light Lorde - Royals The Weeks - Brother In The Night Acoustic Cafe Saturday mornings from 7-9 am etown Saturday mornings at 9 am Putumayo World Music Hour Sunday mornings at 8am Ukelele Holiday w/ Kent Knorr Sundays at 9am
Win hot concert tickets at Pengo, Monday nights at Mellow Mushroom!!
Join us Tuesday nights for Rate-A-Record at Slice Of Life to vote on new music being considered for airplay!
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Upcoming Matches May 18 vs LA Blues June 1 vs Phoenix FC Wolves (‘Fireworks Night’) June 15 vs New York Red Bulls Reserve June 22 vs Charlotte Eagles Gates open 6:00pm | Kick off at 7:30pm
School is almost out for the summer! Register your children now for our 2013 Summer Soccer Camp! Boys & Girls Ages: 5-14 Different dates and locations offered. Price starting at $125
Register today at: www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com
BETH HART/JOE BONAMASSA Seesaw CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES Baby Caught The Bus DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories INDIGENOUS Vanishing Americans JAMES McCARTNEY Me JAMIE CULLUM Momentum JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND Howl JEFFREY FOUCALT & COLD SATELLITE Calvalcade NEW POLITICS A Bad Girl in Harlem PAT METHENY Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 THE BAPTIST GENERALS Jackleg Devotional to the Heart THE BEACH BOYS Live: The 50th Anniversery Tour THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES Forward THE NATIONAL Trouble Will Find Me THE ROLLING STONES Crossfire Hurricane (documentary film) THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS Love Lust Faith + Dreams
JOIN THE ACTION AT LEGION reserve your group space and tickets today! (910) 777-2111 ext 15
threads| a directory of local style for women and men tures a blend of new and slightly used items, also including shoes, handbags, and accessories that are chic, contemporary, and stylish! Our prices are more than 50% less than the original prices. We also carry a unique variety of brand new gifts for all ages and tastes, including new jewelry and many monogramed items.
island passage ELIXIR
4 Market St. (910) 762-0484 Mon.-Thurs.: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun.: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. www.islandpassage.com Island Passage Elixir carries fun and stylish brands from top designers! Elixir is one of five of our beloved boutiques in the Wilmington area. Our sister stores include Return Passage, Island Passage in Lumina Station, Canopy Outfitters and Maritime Passage. ISLAND CHIC: New arrivals daily at this Carolina Beach boutique. Courtesy photo
ISLAND CHIC CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE
1009 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suite A2 (910) 458-4224 Mon.-Wed.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Free wine night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekly) Fri.-Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. www.islandchiccb.com We are a designer-style consignment boutique, and we strive to carry the best designer brand names and the latest styles at the best prices. We carry brands from Banana Republic and BCBG, to J Crew, Lilly Pullitzer, and Michael Kors. Our assortment of clothing fea-
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1427 Military Cutoff Rd. #101 (910) 679-4137 Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. www.blokeapparel.com Punctuating its modern and casual men’s clothing with a rustic interior, Bloke is transforming the way Wilmington’s men dress. Upon opening in 2010, they quickly became Wilmington’s premier men’s shop. The welcoming atmosphere and affordable style ensure that Bloke’s customers stay casually well dressed. With brands such as French Connection, Big Star, Civil Society, Jedidiah, and WeSC they offer a wide variety of unique options, including locally made products, to help update any guys’ style.
Join us for Breakfast & Lunch Where the people make the place! Now delivering to area businesses Mon. - Fri.
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Serving breakfast and lunch Mon -Sat and brunch on Sundays 420 Eastwood Rd., #109
910-791-6995 • www.ks-cafe.net
Saturday May 25th Full Moon CruiSe 7pm ~ $33
End your day or start your evening relaxing as you cruise down the Cape Fear River underneath the full moon and a canopy of stars. Adding to this special night is music by a local musician. So come aboard, sit back & get comfortable, a tasty drink in hand and the mighty Cape Fear River. Makes for a memorable evening.
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20% off all cruises must show Military ID Live Music on our Sunset Cruises Thursdays,Fridays & Saturdays 6:30 p.m. $33 What a great way to spend an evening, music performed by different local musicians, a 2 hour cruise on the Cape Fear, awesome sunsets & a full bar ready to serve you.
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events HOLISTIC AND SPIRIT FESTIVAL Weekend celebration of spirit-connection, 5/2426, feat. amazing local talent, music and performance, artist, guest speakers, vendors and more. Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St. Geneva Shelley, 910-632-0535 or email@example.com. Donations and partial proceeds go to Shut the Front Door (foster and child abuse program). BOARDWALK BLAST Carolina Beach Boardwalk Blast, feat. live music 6:30-9:30pm, Thurs. nights at gazebo. Fireworks at 9pm. 5/24: Drew Smith Band; 5/30, Radio Flyer; 6/6, Dutch Treet; 6/13, Mark Roberts Band; 6/20, Daniel Parish Band; 6/27, Mako B a n d . • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm: Family Night, featuring bouncehouse, kids’ activities, variety shows and more! Cash Bingo, Wed., 7-9pm.
5/24: BOARDWALK BLAST Carolina Beach officially kicks off summer on the southeastern NC coast with their seasonal Boardwalk Blast starting up this Thursday! Every Thursday night through August, folks will be treated to a live fireworks display on the CB Boardwalk at 9 p.m. Plus, live music plays at the gazebo weekly. The carnival of rides, games, and lots of Boardwalk merchants, selling everything from ice cream to fudge to T-shirts and more, are open. The music lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the Drew Smith Band playing on the 24th. Tickets must be bought to enjoy carnival rides! $10, Tours: $3, Package Ticket: $25. 762-2511. • 5/23, 6:30pm: HWF Preservation Awards Ceremony, resented for restoration, rehabilitation, compatible infill and adaptive reuse projects; reception to follow.Historic NHC Courthouse, 24 North Third St. • 5/29, Most Threatened Historic Places List 2013 Release. Debut of the most threatened Historic places. • 5/30, 6:30pm: Spring Shrimparoo fundraiser and membership event at the Riverwalk Landing at Elijah’s with shrimp, beer, and music on the deck. HWF members $20; non-members join at the door. Raffle prizes. Current HWF members can bring a new member to the party and get in free. www.historicwilmington.org.
ORANGE ST. ARTSFEST 2013 See page 14. NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH National Historic Preservation Month, May 2013. Historic Wilmington Foundation will celebrate! Schedule: “Defending the Cape Fear”—lecture and tour presented by Dr. Chris Fonvielle, UNCW history professor and noted author. Lectures: 5/28, 7-8pm (Civil War through WWII), Cape Fear Museum; 5/25, Tour of Fort Caswell, 10am, 100 Caswell Beach Rd.; Tour of Fort Anderson, 12:30pm, 8844 St. Phillips Rd, SE, Winnabow. Lectures:
WILMA DASH AND HEALTH FEST 5/30, 6pm: Wilma Dash, downtown Wilmington and Coastline Conference Center. Wilmington’s only all-female 5k and Wilma Nights Health Fest.
5k run/walk for all women, from serious runners to first-timers. Health Fest admission, $25, feat. interactive health booths, live workout performances, healthy (and delicious) foods and more! Dash registration, $40/runner and $300/team of10 (includes admission to Wilma Nights). Wilma will be collecting new and gently used athletic shoes and socks for this special initiative for distribution to kids in need across Brunswick County. Drop boxes will be at the Health event! SPRING FLEA AT BAC “The Spring Flea at BAC, Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St., 5/31, 3-9pm; 6/1, 10am-5pm; 6/2, noon-5pm. Go-to shopping experience of the season—with a wide array of vintage, retro, and upcycled treasures—and tons of fun, with Wilmington’s finest food trucks feeding the crowds, Grinder’s Caffé serving specialty coffee beverages and sweets, and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments. $5—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket. Kids 12 and under are free.www.brooklynartsnc.com, or contact BAC event coordinator Heather Thomson at heather@ brooklynartsnc.com or 910-616-9882.
TROT NIXON ILM WALK OF FAME Professional baseball player and Wilmington resident, Trot Nixon, will be inducted into the Celebrate Wilmington! Walk of Fame at The Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington on Frid., 5/31, 3pm. The Walk of Fame was adopted as Celebrate Wilmington’s project in 1997 to recognize people who have lived in the Cape Fear region and who have obtained national and international fame in their respective fields. It consists of stones that are permanently set into the walk, located in the Walk of Fame plaza, Water Street entrance of The Cotton Exchange. CROSS-CITY TRAIL RUN, RIDE AND ROLL 2nd Annual Gary Shell Cross-City Trail Run, Ride & Roll Event, 6/1. Reg, 9am; event, 10am. Empie Park, 3405 Park Ave. Participants will meet at Empie the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail to Halyburton Park and back to Empie Park. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to walk, run, bike, roller skate or rollerblade along the 8-mile trail. Shuttle available Halyburton Park. Activities are scavenger hunt, healthy snacks , a trick-yourbike competition, bicycle safety, live music, health screening, vendors and other activities. Drawing for prizes. Free. COASTAL WATER TOUR/ARTISAN MKT Coastal Water Garden Tour 2013 extravaganza, an event that benefits the New Hanover County Arboretum’s wonderful Ability Garden program. The Ability Garden provides therapeutic gardening instruction and activities for area residents with various forms of disability. Sat., 6/1, 9am-4pm; Sun., 6/2, noon-4pm. 11 sites, several showcasing two or more water features. Designers include Drew Thorndyke of Cape Fear Water Gardens, Josh Rickards of Creative Cascades and Sue LoRusso of Hampstead Landscaping. Handmade Wilmington Artisan Market also set up, feat. handmade items from sale in fine art, jewelry, fiber arts and more, w/music and food on the Arboretum grounds with their booth fees benefiting the Ability Garden. Tickets: $15 at Arboretum, The Stone Garden, The Transplanted Garden and at Pender
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Pines Nursery. 910-798-7660. STORMFEST Stormfest, Sat., 6/1, 7-10pm. Free and open to the public! Meet meteorologists from area news stations; learn about weather phenomena, how to predict it, and what it’s like to be on TV! Find out how to prepare for dangerous weather, and discover the resources local governments offer to help with storm response and recovery. Organized by Cape Fear Museum and the National Weather Service. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 9am-5pm,Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm, Sunday. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Members are admitted free. 814 Market St. DOWNTOWN ILM FASHION WALK Downtown ILM’s Fashion Walk feat. nine boutiques, offering exclusive deals and first dibs on new styles, first Thurs. every month through Sept. 6/6, 5-9pm. Incl. Aqua Fedora, The Wonder Shop, Island Passage, Return Passage, Luxe, aMuse, Edge of Urge, GLAM and Momentum Surf & Skate Shop.
charity/fund-raisers CF LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed from Wed., 5/22-Wed., 5/29. Envelopes can be addressed either at CFLC (from 9-4 M-F) or at home (deadline is May 29th to turn in addressed envelopes). Erin Payne, Community Outreach & Volunteer Management Coordinator at (910) 251-0911 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today. ILM ALL STAR JAM First annual Wilmington All Star Jam, feat. L. Shape Lot, Possum Creek, Big Al Hall, Masonboro Sound, 5/23, 7-10:30pm, The Art Factory, $10. Hosted by The Living Well Coalition, a local nonprofit with the goals of de-medicalizing the topic of death and dying, and how anyone over the age of 18 should have an advance directive. Provide vehicles for the free completion and notarization of your documents. (336)520-1588. email@example.com WIHN GOLF TOURNEY Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN), Papa Murphy’s Pizza and River Landing Country Club are hosting the Inaugural WIHN Golf Tournament, 5/23, with all proceeds going to WIHN. Open to all amateur golfers at River Landing Community in Wallace on a course designed by Nationally Acclaimed architect Clyde Johnston of Hilton Head, SC. Scramble Format with four players in each group. Team of 4, $300, or $100/individual. Tee off, 9am; lunch provided. Prizes, such as golf packages, dinner coupons and luxury dinner
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HARMONIC BLUE 5/31, 10pm: Local sustainable clothing brand, HRB Movement, presents Harmonic Blue at Orton’s in downtown Wilmington, NC. Harmonic Blue, one of Maryland’s most up-and-coming bands will be playing two full sets. This free show has a suggested donation for local non-profit, Cape Fear River Watch, who will benefit from 100% of the proceeds. Y INDOOR YARD SALE Wilmington’s largest indoor yard sale is in the YMCA gymnasium, Fri., 5/31, (5:30am-9pm) and Sat., 6/1, (8am-noon). Proceeds benefit the YMCA Pathways financial aid fund. 2710 Market St. BIG BUDDY SHOOT OUT CF Volunteer Center’s Big Buddy program proudly announces the 20th anniversary Basketball “Shoot Out” to be held Sat., 6/1, 3pm, Hoggard High School. Members of the Wilmington PD will once again challenge members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Dept. in an exciting game of basketball as the Big and Little Buddies watch from the stands. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the Police or Sheriff’s Departments or on the day of the event. Admission: $5/adv or $8/door. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open to the public at 1pm, w/ Little Buddy Game tip-off is at 2pm. Events will include door prizes, 50/50 raffle, music entertainment and basketball contests for the children! All proceeds will benefit the Cape Fear Volunteer Center Big Buddy Program and will help to recruit, train and manage new Big Buddies. In addition, the funds will be used to execute ongoing and future events for little buddies currently enrolled in the program. TEACHER OF THE YEAR Toyota Scion of Wilmington plans car giveaway for
New Hanover Teacher of the Year. Toyota plans to give back once again and show support for the local school system by giving away a brand new 2013 Prius Two to the recipient of the New Hanover County Educator of the Year award. Teacher will be chosen from among those selected by their schools for the 2012-2013 academic year. Finalists will be invited to interview with the District Teacher of the Year selection committee. On 6/6, at 5pm, the awards ceremony honoring the recipient of the Educator of the Year award will take place at Eugene Ashley High School, 555 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy. After the ceremony, the official New Hanover County Educator of the Year will drive off in the brand new Prius!
theatre/auditions THALIAN ASSOCIATION See review on page 10. CAPE FEAR SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN See page 8. THEATRENOW Written by Zack Hanner, “Swing and A Miss,” a comedy in the vein of “Bull Durham” or “Major League,” finds the three stars of the Wilmington Sharks in the midst of their championship game. Unfortunately, they are all twarted by relationship
problems preventing them from keeping their head in the game. Adult content; teens and older. Menu: Roasted peanuts, mini pretzel dogs basket or house salad; chicken platter, smothered pork steak or vegetarian option; apple tart w/salted caramel. Tickets include dinner and show: $30-$42. • Red, White and Blue, 5/26, 1pm: Three-course meal and vocalists Bob Workmon & Nicole Thompson perform patriotic and American music. Accompanied by Judson Hurd, pianist. As American as Uncle Sam, Baseball & Hot Apple Pie! $20, w/a portion of proceeds to Ocean Cure’s Wounded Warrior Outreach, a program that provides therapeutic surf instruction for wounded veterans. • “Murder on the Set,” every Friday thru August. Doors at 5:30pm. Show starts at 6:30pm. Tickets $42/$30. Includes 3-course meal with choice of entrée. TheatreNOW, 10th and Dock streets. www.theatrewilmington.com
VENUS IS FUR Imaginary Theater Company, which most recently produced Yankee Tavern and Boston Marriage, at the Red Barn Studio Theatre, takes up temporary residence at the Cape Fear Playhouse to present David Ives’ daring comic drama, Venus in Fur. Funny, erotic, and mysterious, Venus in Fur explores the nature of power and the tension between reality and fantasy. A struggling playwright has adapted the classic Victoria sadomasochistic novel Venus in Fur. Now he just has to find the perfect actress
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for the sophisticated leading character, a seductive mistress who inspires slavish devotion. Starring Mike O’Neil and Anna Stromberg. Lee Lowrimore directs. 5/30-6/23, Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. 613 Castle St. Tickets: $23-$2, www.bigdawgproductions.org. 910-367-5237 OPERA HOUSE THEATER CO. Les Misérables, based on the novel by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo. Set in early 19thcentury France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature, and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Directed by Suellen Yates. 6/5-9, 14-16 and 21-23. Shows at 8pm, except for Sun. matinees, 3pm. Main Stage Thalian Hall. Tickets: $25, (910) 632-2285 or thalianhall.com DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 6/13-16: Disney’s new classic story, “High School Musical,” that children and adults have come to love will be the last show of TACT’s 2012-2013 season. Once again under the direction of fanfavorite David Loudermilk, our 50-strong cast will sing and dance to all the hits made famous by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 6/13-16. 910262-0470.
BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATER d Thursday Night Live Improv with the Fruity Oaty : Bars this and every Thursday. Free show where r you find out what the actors are going to do at k the same time as the actors! Doors, 7:30; hilarity, . 8pm. • “One Up,” written by local writer/actor , Ron Hasson, 6/14-16, 21-23 & 28-30. • July 4th l weekend: Comic Magician Kevin Lee. 111 Grace n St. 910-341-0001 -THALIAN ASSOCIATION REVUE s “Thalian Association in Revue, Celebrating 225 a Years of Live Theater,” 6/29. Located at the Cape d Fear National Clubhouse at Brunswick Forest. - Cocktails at 5:30pm; cabaret show at 6:15pm; buf• fet dinner at 7pm, $22.95, and $25 cover charge to . benefit Thalian Association and Thalian Association - Children’s Theater. RSVP/pay: 910-202-5811 e .
yAMAZING STANDUP SHOWCASE t The Amazing Stand-Up Showcase, Fri., 5/24. y Hosted by Louis Bishop, performances by Cliff t Cash, Madison Davis, Steve Marcinoski and - Colton DeMonte. Doors 7pm; show 8pm. $5. Ors ton’s, 133 N. Front St. firstname.lastname@example.org PINK COLLAR COMEDY TOUR d The Pink Collar Comedy Tour, feat. comedians s Kaytlin Bailey, Abbi Crutchfield, Carrie Gravenson, s and Erin Judge, will bring cutting-edge, hilarious stand-up comedy back to Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St., Sun., 5/26, 8pm. Doors at 7pm. Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the door. IMPROV FOR ABBIE The Nutt House Improv Troupe with special guest, Swithun No from Village Idiots Improv Comedy in NY, and 4-Prov will do Improv for Abbie, Sun, 5/26, 6pm. Donate whatever you can, which will go toward surgery bills for the sweet pooch, Abbie, who had a complete tear in hery ACL and whose patella was non-exist. Now, she’s healed, but the bills are piling up. Donations accepted at www.giveforward. com/fundraiser/j9c2/improvforabbie. JOKES ‘N’ SMOKE Every first Monday of the month will feature a stand-up comedy showcase. Hosted by Brian Granger, performances by Reid Clark, Cordero Wilson and many of Nutt Street Comedy Club’s finest. 3021 Market St. Arabian Nights Hookah
Bar, 9pm; free. announce its 2013-14 Masterworks Series ConCB MUSIC FEST cert Season. 42nd concert season is both welSATURDAY NUTT LIVE Beach music, shag-dancing, and good old-fashcoming and rewarding for audience members with Saturday Nutt Live is a new sketch comedy show ioned summer fun, Sat., 6/1, 11am-4:30pm. 28th something for everyone, including great works premiering at Nutt Street Comedy Room on March annual Carolina Beach Music Festival on Carolina by composers such as Berlioz, Strauss, Grieg, 30th at 11:30pm. We’re on the search for the best Beach Boardwalk, the annual summer music exMenotti, and Mozart. Single tickets are $27, $25 comedic actors available. If you have a head shot travaganza features the best in beach music: Jim and $6 for youth. Kenan Auditorium Ticket Office: and resume great, if not, we’ll deal with it. If you Quick & Coastline (11am); The Craig Woolard have characters that you’ve created be prepared Band (1pm); and Spare Change (3pm). Gates to perform those. If you write sketches, please open at 10:30am, so bring your chairs, sunscreen, bring a sample of such. Nutt Street Comedy and coolers (no glass please) so you can spend Room (the basement of the Soapbox) 255 N. all day listening and shag-dancing to classic beach Front St. email@example.com or John tunes.Coolers, beverages and food are allowed. St. James Parish at 25 South Third Street will be celebrat- No glass; no pets; no refunds. $15 in advance; Gray 910-297-8709 ing the Memorial Day holiday on Friday at 12:10 p.m. $20 at the gate; Pleasure Island Chamber of NUTT STREET COMEDY ROOM with live music, readings and poems. Entitled “America Commerce, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. www.pleaTuesday Improv, 9pm (no cover) • Wed. Nutt sureislandnc.org or 910-458-8434. House Improv, 9pm ($2) • Thursday Open
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HAROLD NIGHT Come down to the Nutt Street Comedy Room Tuesdays for the opportunity to perform at Harold Night. Each night two troupes perform a 20-25 minute ‘Harold’ long-form improv. After the show come up on stage and join the other improvisers in an improv jam! No experience necessary! Come have fun every Tuesday at 9pm. Nutt St. Comedy Room, basement of Soapbox, 255 N. Front St. Free!
music DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN See page 17. BOOGIE IN THE PARK Spend your Sunday evenings this summer enjoying free, live music by the sea. The Town of Kure Beach will be hosting “Boogie in the Park” every Sun., 4-7pm, through 9/1. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and your boogie shoes as you head down to Kure Beach Ocean Front Park for some familyfriendly entertainment! Bands at www.townofkurebeach.org or call Kure Beach Town Hall at (910) 458-8216. JOHN KUBILUS Singer, songwriter John Kubilus will be performing live, in concert, 5/24, 7pm. The venue is the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4313 Lake Avenue, Wilmington, NC. John is a local performer and will be performing his own music. Tickets $10 at the door.
in Songs and Poems,” foks can get $8 tickest and enjoy a parish luncheon afterward by reserving space by calling (910) 763-1628. Music will be performed by soloists and the brass ensemble from the New Hanover High School band. It’s a perfect celebration of Memorial Day in a reverent and patriotic gathering. 962-3500 or 800-732-3643. Season subscriptions: $115 and $100, and $30 for students and youth under 17. Performed at Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus. Evening concerts are Saturday evenings at 8pm, and matinees are Sundays at 4pm. www.wilmingtonsymphony.org AZALEA COAST CHORUS Love to sing? Azalea Coast Chorus wants you! Meet each Mon., 6:15-8:30, at Church of the Servant on Oriole Drive. • 6/1, 6:30pm: Love: That A Capella Style, presented by the Azalea Coast Chorus at The Church of the Servant on Oriole Drive. Love offerings or donations are appreciated. 392-2724 or 612-2772
ST. JAMES PARISH St James Parish annual Memorial Day concert “America in Songs and Poems”: Patriotic readings, poems and music, Fri., 5/24, 12:10pm, St James Episcopal, 25 S. 3rd St. $8/person, featuring favorite patriotic music w/vocal soloists as well as a brass ensemble from New Hanover High School. Concert followed by a parish luncheon. RSVP: 763-1628 no later than Thurs., 5/23. CHAMBER MUSIC ILM Chamber Music Wilmington’s 18th season offers four classical subscription concerts and two classical house concerts. Subscribe and save to receive: program notes in advance, first priority to the salon concerts and special notifications to “Meet the Artist” opportunities and pre-concert conversations, www.chambermusicwilmington. org. Single tickets, $25. Student & Military discounts available. Kenan Box Office: 910-9623500. 6/2: Music Among Friends, at “Knapdale”, the historically inspired home of Ronnie and Cyndi McNeill The home honors the family’s Knapdale,
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COMMON CALL QUARTET Common Call Quartet is playing a live gospel concert at Sharon Baptist Church, 5/26, 6pm, free. http://www.CommonCallQT.com Sharon 7610 hwy 90, Longs, SC 29568. 843-902-8573. All ages. firstname.lastname@example.org CAPE FEAR CHORALE AUDITIONS Auditions for Cape Fear Chorale’s fall season are open and will continue until sections are filled Adult singers in all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses, are invited to schedule auditions by contacting the music director, Jerry Cribbs, at email@example.com. Previous mixed voice choral experience and the ability to read music will be helpful. The Chorale will present its 15th Anniversary Concert on 11/24. Concert will include the premiere of a commissioned work by Carl Nygard, Jr. and a Community Sing Along of Handel’s Messiah. Monday evening rehearsals begin 8/19 at Grace United Methodist church in downtown Wilmington. www.capefearchorale.org. WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is proud to
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Scotland roots and shares its name with the 18th century McNeill ancestral home once located in Laurinburg. etix.com MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Cameron Art Museum music series, 7pm on Thursdays. Music held in CAM’s lovely Courtyard weather permitting, indoors if not. CAM’s café is open for Thursday evening meals and refreshments featuring a signature drink celebrating the Courtyard series.Members $5 or non, $10. 6/6: Elijah’s Best, soul, R&B, rock, beach, jazz, blues and country. www.cameronartmuseum.com. AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES Airlie Concert Series lineup, first and third Friday of the month from May-Sept.: 6/7, Shine; 6/21, 40 East Band. $8 for adults, $2 for children, and free for Airlie members. www.airliegardens.org. FT. FISHER FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Free summer concert music series, Fr. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area, 2nd and 4th Fridays JuneAugust, 6:30-8:30pm. 6/14, Eastbound.
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WOODCUTS “Christopher Alexander & Ashton Durham: Woodcuts” will be on view at the Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building, 5/23-8/23. Aninteractive public Print Fest will be held in the gallery on Thurs.,5/23, 5:30pm, until the last print is pulled. Closing reception will be held from 5:30-7pm, Thurs., 8/22. Both the print fest and reception are free and open to the public. Open Monday-Thursday, noon-4pm, during the summer. Local artists Alexander and Durham will feat. recently completed woodcuts printed during the public print fest. The interactive element of the printfest as well as showcasing the blocks allows viewers to participate in the process and further understand the technical elements of woodcut prints. Ground floor of the Cultural Arts Building, near the building’s main entrance on corner of Randall Parkway and Reynolds Dr., UNCW. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT “Fourth Friday Gallery Night” is now coordinated by The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, feat. 16 local art galleries and studios that will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture, from 6-9pm, every fourth Friday of the month through 2013. Dates: 5/24. Rhonda Bellamy at 910-3430998, 221 N. Front St. Suite 101. www.artscouncilofwilmington.org
BABS MCDANCE Salsa, Merengue, Bachata w/Austrin Garcia. 4-wk session starts Tues., 6/4, 7-9pm. Register now! • McDance Summer Youth Camp, 7/8-8/2 w/early registration continuing through 6/21. Reg. registrations 6/15-7/1. • Mon., 7pm: Bornze Smooth Ballroom, 8pm; Bronze Rhythm and Latin ballroom; Argentine Tango, Wed., 5-7pm; West Coast Swing, Wed., 7-9pm; Shag and Cha Cha, Thurs., 7-9pm. • 6/7: Zumba Gold Party, 8-10am • 6/10, Zumba Gold, Mon/Wed/Fri, 8-9am. 6782 Market St. babsmcdance.com.
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS Spring Quartet opens Fri., 5/24, as part of Fourth Friday Gallery Night, at New Elements Gallery to showcase new works by Nancy Carter, Catherine Lea, Victoria Primicias and Sally Sutton. Feat. a collection of landscapes and abstract paintings in pastels, acrylic paintings, encaustic ancient technique and impressionistic landscapes. On display through 6/22. 201 Princess St. newelementsgallery.com
TECHNIQUES IN MOTION 6/10-7/26: Summer class available! Be on the look out for new & exciting dance class elements for all ages such as: Zumba, Leap & Turn Technique & Pointe. www.techniquesinmotion.com or call 910 799-3223.
NO BOUNDARIES INT’L ART COLONY No Boundaries International Art Colony’s exhibit of archival work created at the colony from 1998 through 2012. Opens 5/24 at the Arts Council of Wilmington, 221 N. Front Street. Free and open to the public, and will run through 6/22. No Boundaries is held every November on Bald Head Island. Artists from around the globe converge on the island for two weeks to make art and to share ideas, inspiration and culture. No Boundaries has hosted artists from more than 25 countries, including Japan, Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Switzerland and Ghana. No Boundaries was founded in 1998 by Wilmington, NC artists Dick Roberts, Pam Toll and Gayle Tustin after participation at Macedonian art colonies illustrated how art has the power to break down political and geographical barriers.
ZUMBA Zumba instructor Priscila! Priscila from Brazil will be leading the Wednesday evening Zumba class at WB Parks and Rec. Classes are held Tuesday, 9:30am, or Wednesday, 6pm. Starting in April, Wednesday evening classes will start at 5:30pm.1 Bob Sawyer Dr. townofwrightsvillebeach.com. 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 CAROLINA SHAG CLUB DJs play favorite beach music and shag tunes every Sat, 8pm to close. $4/members; $6/guests. Carolina Shag Club, 103 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 620-4025 CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night dances, United Methodist on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm. Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high-school students. $4. (910) 538-9711. TANGO WILMINGTON Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 8-9:45pm. $5 lounge entrance includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30.
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ONE MORE STEP OF THE JOURNEY “One More Step of the Journey” features recent works by Dick Roberst at Acme Art, 5/24, 6-9pm. The paintings are about the act of painting. Although individually the paintings possess different intensities, opposing levels of complexity and abstraction, and perhaps a vague adherence to a narrative, the core of the process of painting remains consistent. The paintings are merely a reflection of the process of painting them. 711 N. 5th Ave. CONTRAST Paintings, drawings, and prints by E. Francisca Dekker and Benjamin Billingsley. Two different people, two different cultures, two different styles—a perfect contrast! Guests are invited to meet the artists and WHQR staff while enjoying great food and wine. Opening night will feature a fantastic performance by local jazz pianist Julia
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EMERGENCE “Emergence,” art and sculpture by Justin Campbell and Aaron Earley. Exhibit runs through June 16th. French-American sculptor Justin Campbell was born in Chambery, a city in the French Alps, and grew up on the NC coast developing an intimate connection with the subtropical wildlife in and out of the water. Justin currently specializes on metalwork out of his studio in Wilmington, forging iron, bronze, aluminum and wood creations reflect vigor and bold imagination. Aaron Earley work s in drawings (“Semi-Deer) and inkblots, creating and administering them to illustrate visualizations into the design—a practice of childhood intrigue, a play on the methodology of the Rorschach test, and an examination of my adult subconscious, dexterity, and perception. Bottega is open 6 days a week 4pm-2am Tuesday and Wednesday and 2pm-2am Thursday-Sunday. 208 N. Front St.
5/25, 27: MOORE’S CREEK In Currie, NC, Moore’s Creak Battlefield will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend a few ways. First on the 25th they’ll be breaking down the accuracy of the Mel Gibson movie “The Patriot” at 8 p.m. on the field beside Patriots Hall (picnics welcome during the film). On the 27th, they’ll hold their annual Memorial Day citizenship ceremony. Immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens at 11 a.m. in Patriots Hall. They’ll also have living historians showcasing colonial life. 40 Patriots Hall Drive.
HIGH NOON “High Noon”, works in oil by Norma DiMaulo at Figments Gallery. The artist’s larger-than-life painting style brings a fresh perspective to themes drawn from nature and the world around us. 1319 Military Cutoff Rd., Ste. II, 910-509-4289. www. figmentsgallery.com FROM DIOR’S PARIS TO CALABASH “From Dior’s Paris to Calabash: Whimsical Creations & Vintage Fashion Drawings,” by George Gerald Davis, hangs through 6/15. Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature works by George Gerald Davis, an apprentice with a modeliste of Christian Dior in order to study draping and design. With Brook Volland, opened a millinery shop in New York before relocating to Wilson, N.C. and opened Gerald-Brook Boutique, run for 28 years. The show at Sunset River will include several of Davis’ whimsically embellished shoes along with 30-some original vintage fashion drawings from his college days in the States and his apprenticeship in Paris. 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com or 910-575-5999. NEW UNCW ART EXHIBITS Through 7/30, UNCW Association for Campus Entertainment announces two new exhibits: Once Upon an Opera, exhibited in the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, features costumes from two UNCW musicals. Sculpture on the Commons II, an outdoor exhibit near the Fisher Student Center, features work by intermediate and advanced sculpture students at UNCW. Free and open to the public.
CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear, a photography exhibition by the Cape Fear Camera Club, will be held at the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, the oldest history museum in North Carolina. Runs through 10/27, during museum hours and will be integrated with the upper-level galleries. The scope of the exhibit focuses on the region of the Lower Cape Fear, an area rich and diverse in habitats, wildlife, culture, and history. Through framed prints, projected digital images, and interpretive labels, the exhibit presents the museum visitor with aphotographic journey of the area. 814 Market St. PROJEKTE Weekly events: 2nd and 4th Wed, open mic; 1st and 3rd Wed, Projektion Theater Film Series, feat. subversive and foreign films and documentaries, 8-10pm; Thurs., “Just A Taste,” free weekly wIne tasting and live music; 1st & 3rd Fri., Kersten Capra 9:30pm; 4th Fri., Brazilian Bossa Nova with Rafael Name & guests, 9pm-12pm.. 523 South 3rd St. 910-508-8982. www.theprojekte.com
museums/programs MISSILES AND MORE MUSEUM Topsail Island’s Missiles and More Museum features the rich history and artifacts of this area from prehistoric to present time. Exhibits: Operation Bumblebee, missile project that operated on Topsail Island shortly after World War II; Camp Davis, an important antiaircraft training center during WWII located near Topsail Island; WASPS, group of young, daring women who were the first female pilots trained to fly American military aircraft during WWII; Pirates of the Carolinas, depicting the history and “colorful” stories of 10 pirates in the Carolinas including the infamous Blackbeard; Shell Exhibits, and intricate seashells from all over the world as well as Topsail; and more! 720 Chan-
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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Mon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and Mini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., Toddler Time, 10am; and Adventures in Art, 3:30pm • Splash into Summer, 6/14-15, 9am-1pm: Kick off start of summer at pool party! • Drop off gently used books at our Museum to be used for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book collection locations to help promote literacy, find a good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits. www.playwilmington.org
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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. wbmuseum.com. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for 125 years. Interests and activities for all ages, including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively Children’s Hall, and spectacular model layouts. House in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. By reservation, discounted
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FULL MOON CRUISE Full Moon Cruise, 5/25, 7-9pm .End your day or start your evening relaxing as you cruise down the Cape Fear River underneath the full moon and a canopy of stars. $33 Wilmington Water Tours 910338-3134. www.wilmingtonwatertours.net . 212 South Water St.
CAPE FEAR RIVER ROWING CLUB The Cape Fear River Rowing Club will hold an open house at its location in the Wilmington Marine Center, 3410 River Rd., on Sat., 6/1, from 8:30am-noon, in conjunction, with the 12th annual National Learn to Row Day sponsored by US Rowing and Concept2. Visitors will tour the club’s boathouse, learn proper rowing technique on a rowing machine, then row on the Cape Fear River with experienced club members. Free event; at least 14-years-old and in good physical condition to use the rowing machine and participate in on-the-water rowing. Allison Potter: firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-431-6539. capefearriverrowingclub.com.
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SURFALORUS 7/18-20: 2nd annual Surfalorus Film Festival, presented by Cucalorus, feat. hottest new surf films. Surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos, and fans of good film will enjoy three days of outdoors screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington. Also, outdoor board expo and the shaper show, w/live display from area board artists. Free, outdoor screening each night with live music and cold beer. Led by local musician and surfer Zach Hanner, the surf film program has been a mainstay at the festival for 10 years, showcasing work by Cyrus Sutton, Gregory Schell, George Greenough, Mick Waters and dozens of innovative directors. Cucalorus is currently seeking sponsors, volunteers and films for this year’s Surfalorus. Filmmakers should submit their films
through our website: www.cucalorus.org. Deadline: 5/23. No fee to submit. BOOKS TO MOVIES 6/9, 2pm: Our contract doesn’t allow us to announce the title of the movie through the media, but we can say that on June 9 the film is based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, and only adults will be admitted. Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. COUGH-SYRUP FILM FESTIVAL Sun., 6/9, 5:30-11pm, Jengo’s Playhouse. First ever Cough Syrup Film Festival! Send us something short and sugary sweet: 3 minutes or less, involving (you guessed it!) cough syrup. You make it, we’ll play it (as long as you get it in to us by noon on 6/8). Free event w/cookout, a few bands, cash bar, and as the sky turns purple, so will the screen at Jengo’s. Pass that purple drank, let’s get weird together, y’all! Other entertainment possibilities include: a Cough Syrup Kissing Booth, a Sizzurp Slip-n-Slide, a home-made cough syrup taste-test, Cough Syrup Cocktails, the Cough Syrup Awards, and all the cooties you can handle. http://www. cucalorus.org THEATRE NOW MOVIE NIGHTS Movie Night, Sundays at 6:30pm (check website for weekly listings): Big screen movies, w/ kitchen open for some tasty treats, feat. fresh food options. Home to the non-profit organization, Theatre Network of Wilmington, Inc., whose mission includes theatre arts education to school aged children. Theatre NOW: 10th and Dock streets. Tickets: www.theatrewilmington.com.
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FINAL SOLUTION 5/22, 9:30am: Nazi Germany’s “Final Solution,” a brutal policy which began the road to the Holocaust of World War II and the extermination of six million European Jews, is the topic of Southeastern North Carolina’s WWII Remembered Group at its May 22 meeting. New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 South College Rd. Admission is free. Dr. George Cressman, an experienced amateur WWII historian who recently visited concentration/extermination camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau, Poland; Dachau, Germany;
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5/23: NHC ATHLETE SCREENINGS New Hanover County school athletes and cheerleaders will be allowed a free screening at New Hanover County Health Department starting May 23rd. Boys’ exams will take place at the 2029 S. 17th Street location on the 23rd during two time frames: 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Students should not arrive more than 15 minutes early and have all medical history, emergency information and parental permission forms completed. Schools are listed in the order which they’ll be called. 910-251-6100. vided. Monday Morning Drawing Workshops, 6/3, 10, 17, 10am-1pm. Bring a photo and learn how to create a drawing from it using light, shadow, compositional design and line dynamics. Beginners or experienced wanting to refresh their skills. All materials provided. • Saturday Morning Oil Pastel/ Colored Pencil Workshops, 6/8, 15, 22, 10am1pm. Create a drawing with colored pencils from your photo or imagination. Overlay the drawing with oil pastels to create a patina-like finish. Beginners or experienced. All materials provided. • My Stencil Acrylic Painting Workshops at Artful Living Group. www.artfullivinggroup.com. 910 458-7822. COMEDY IMPROV CLASSES The Nutt Street Comedy Room’s summer improv classes, ea. a 3-hour session over 10 weeks for only $120! Monday’s beginner class, to learn the basics on creating a scene and being on stage. Sunday’s advanced improv class, to learn deeper about improvisation and scene-work, playing as a unit, and may be interested in starting your own troupe! Classes taught by Anthony Corvino, local Wilmington comic and featured member of the Nutt House Improv Troupe, who has studied in New York at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. email@example.com or 718-909-6706. Classes start 6/9 (advanced) and 6/10 (beginner).
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with lots of hands-on fun. Theme: “We Fished for a Living” to celebrate the history of fisheries and honor those who piloted workboats, pulled nets, and processed shrimp, crab and menhaden. (910) 457-0003. NHC SCHOOLS ATHLETE SCREENINGS Free athletic screenings scheduled for NHC school athletes and cheerleaders in the New HanoverPender County Medical Society in conjunction with the New Hanover County Health Department and NHCS. Exams for girls: Thurs., 5/23. Boys’ exams: Thurs., 6/6. Both screening sessions held at the New Hanover County Health Dept., 2029 South 17th St. Parents should be advised that the exams are a screening for athletics only and not a complete physical examination. Girls: 6pm, Williston, Holly Shelter, New HanoverMyrtle Grove, Roland-Grise, Hoggard; 6:45pm, Noble, Laney, Trask, Private Schools, Ashley, Murray, DC Virgo. Boys: 6pm: Williston, Holly Shelter, New Hanover, Myrtle Grove, Roland-Grise, Hoggard; 6:45pm, Noble, Laney, Trask, Private Schools, Ashley, Murray, DC Virgo. Rising ninth graders should list the high school that they will attend in the fall.Students do not need to arrive more than 15 minutes early. They will be called in by school in the order listed. Prior to the exam, students must have their medical history, emergency information and parental permission forms completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Forms: www.nhcs.net/athletics. Matthew Triche at (910) 251-6100, ext. 270 or mathew. firstname.lastname@example.org. TRIBUTE TO NEW HANOVER HIGH U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre (7th District, N.C.) and retired Army Lt. General James M. Lee are featured speakers at a patriotic ceremony tribute to New Hanover High School’s role in World War II, and its two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, at the school on Fri., 5/24, 10:30am. Sponsored by NHHS, the NHHS Parent-TeacherStudent Association, and the World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition, a dedication of the new brick garden at the Medal of Honor Memorial, with reception in the adjacent Brogden Hall following. Denise Szaloky at 910-540-2512, or email@example.com; or Jones at 910-793-6393 or JonesWD@aol.com. CFCC BARBER SHOP Cape Fear Community College’s new barber training school will provide students with the skills to become a professional barber. Services include haircuts, beard trimming, hot shaves and more. Services range from $2 for a mustache trim to $16 for highlights. Cash only. Walk-ins welcome from Mon-Thurs, 10:30am-3:45pm. Appt: 362-7692. http://cfcc.edu/ce/barberschool/services.html. HOBBY GREENHOUSE TOUR 5/31: Hobby Greenhouse Summer Plant Sale in Forest Hills. All plants grown by members; portion of profits go to scholarships for local community college horticulture students. 2318 Metts Ave. Free, 9am-6pm. • 6/1: Hobby Greenhouse Summer Plant Sale in Forest Hills. All plants grown by members; portion of profits go to scholarships for local community college horticulture students. 2318 Metts Ave. Free. 9am-6pm. • 9/6-7: Hobby Greenhouse Fall Plant Sale in Forest Hills. All plants grown by members; portion of profits go to scholarships for local community college horticulture students. 2318 Metts Ave. Free. 9am-6pm. www.hobbygreenhouseclub.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC FORUM 6/4, 5:30-7:30pm: Public forum at which Brunswick County businesspeople are invited to share their insights into ways Brunswick County can become a better place to do business, share specific
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ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April): “I’m still learning,” Michelangelo said when he was 87 years old. For now, he’s your patron saint. With his unflagging curiosity as inspiration, maybe your hunger for new teachings will bloom. You will register the fact that you don’t already know everything there is to know . . . you have not yet acquired all the skills you were born to master . . . you’re still in the early stages of exploring whole swaths of experience that will be important to you as you become the person you want to be. Even if you’re not enrolled in a formal school, it’s time to take your education to the next level. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman admitted that physicists can’t really define “energy,” let alone understand it. “We have no knowledge of what energy is,” he said. “We do not have a picture that energy comes in little blobs of a definite amount.” While it’s unlikely that in the coming weeks you Tauruses will advance the scientific understanding of energy, you will almost certainly boost your natural grasp of what energy feels like both inside and outside of your body. You will develop a more intuitive knack for how it ebbs and flows. You will discover useful tips about how to make it work for you rather than against you. You’re already a pretty smart animal, but soon you’ll get even smarter.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The German word “fernweh” can be translated as “wanderlust.” Its literal meaning is “farsickness,” or “an ache for the distance.” Another German word, “wandertrieb,” may be rendered as “migratory instinct” or “passion to travel.” I suspect urges like these may be welling up in you right now. You could use a break from your familiar pleasures and the comforts you’ve been taking for granted. Moreover, you would attract an unexpected healing into your life by rambling off into the unknown.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t take yourself too seriously. The more willing you are to make fun of your problems, the greater the likelihood is that you will actually solve them. If you’re blithe, breezy and buoyant, you will be less of a magnet for suffering. To this end, say the following affirmations out loud: 1. “I’m willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them.” 2. “I’m sorry, but I’m not apologizing any more.” 3. “Suffering makes you deep. Travel makes you broad. I’d rather travel.” 4. “My commitment is to truth, not consistency.” 5. “The hell with enlightenment, I want to have a tantrum.” 6. “I stopped fighting my inner demons. We’re on the same side now.”
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): We call it “longing,” poet Robert Haas says, “because desire is full of endless distances.” In other words, you and the object of your yearning may be worlds apart even though you are right next to each other. For that matter, there may be a vast expanse between you and a person you consider an intimate ally; your secret life and his or her secret life might be mysteries to each other. That’s the bad news, Scorpio. The good news is that you’re in a phase when you have extraordinary power to shrink the distances. Get closer! Call on your ingenuity and courage to do so.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Would you buy a stuffed bunny or a baby blanket that was hand-
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Having good posture tends to make you look alert and vigorous. More than that, it lowers stress levels in your tissues and facilitates the circulation of your bodily fluids. You can breathe better, too. In the coming weeks, I urge you to give yourself this blessing: the gift of good posture. I encourage you to bestow a host of other favors, too. Specialize in treating yourself with extra sweetness and compassion. Explore different ways to get excited, awaken your sense of wonder, and be in love with your life. If anyone calls you a self-involved narcissist, tell them you’re just doing what your astrologer prescribed.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Giant Sequoias are the biggest trees on the planet. Many are more than 300 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Their longevity is legendary, too. They can live for 2,000 years. Yet, their seeds are tiny. If you had a bag of 91,000 seeds, it would weigh one pound. I suspect there’s currently a resemblance between you and the Giant Sequoia, Gemini. You’re close to acquiring a small kernel that has the potential to grow into a strong and enduring creation. Do you know what I’m talking about? Identify it. Start nurturing it.
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Are you ready to go deeper, Sagittarius? In fact, would you be willing to go deeper and deeper and deeper? I
foresee the possibility that you might benefit from diving in over your head. I suspect that the fear you feel as you dare to descend will be an acceptable trade-off for the educational thrills you will experience once you’re way down below. The darkness you encounter will be fertile, not evil. It will energize you, not deplete you. And if you’re worried that such a foray might feel claustrophobic, hear my prediction: In the long run it will enhance your freedom. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the course of his 91 years on the planet, artist Pablo Picasso lived in many different houses, some of them rentals. When inspired by the sudden eruption of creative urges, he had no inhibitions about drawing and doodling on the white walls of those temporary dwellings. On one occasion, his landlord got upset. He ordered Picasso to pay him a penalty fee so that he could have the sketches painted over. Given the fact that Picasso ultimately became the best-selling artist of all time, that landlord may have wished he’d left the squiggles intact. In every way you can imagine, Capricorn, don’t be like that landlord in the coming week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I was often in love with something or someone,” Polish poet Czesław Miłosz wrote. “I would fall in love with a monkey made of rags. With a plywood squirrel. With a botanical atlas. With an oriole. With a ferret. With the forest one sees to the right when riding in a cart. With human beings whose names still move me.” Your task, Aquarius, is to experiment with his approach to love. Make it a fun game: See how often you can feel adoration for unexpected characters and creatures. Be infatuated with curious objects . . . with snarky Internet memes . . . with fleeting phenomena like storms and swirling flocks of birds and candy spilled on the floor. Your mission is to supercharge your lust for life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Scientists in Brazil discovered a huge new body of water 13,000 feet beneath the Amazon River. It’s completely underground. Named the Hamza River, it moves quite slowly, and is technically more of an aquifer than a river. It’s almost as long as the Amazon, and much wider. In accordance with the astrological omens, Pisces, I’m making the Hamza River your symbol of the week. Use it to inspire you as you uncover hidden resources. Meditate on the possibility that you have within you a secret reservoir of vitality that lies beneath your well-known sources. See if you can tap into deep feelings that are so deep you’ve been barely conscious of them.
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