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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And, no, I don’t mean Christmas. Although, it’s like Christmas ... for art collectors. Art for the Masses returns this saturday, november 20th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the new Wilmington Coastline Convention Center, at the bottom of Hanover street downtown. over 100 artists will be selling their original fine art from $25 to $250, and all monies go directly to them, too. Check out two participants of the 2010 event: polly Tait (left), whose pollywaggers line features clothing, quilts and other handmade items, made from vintage fabric; and Candy pegram (cover), whose quirky comic creatures come in bold colors and whimsical escape. read an interview with the artists inside!

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It’s that time of year—almost! All of Wilmington will begin choosing their favorite stuff about town, from coffee to book stores, Indian food to women’s apparel! In honor of our 2010 Best-Of, we’re holding an art contest for folks to design our Best-Of award. To find out the details, go to www.encorepub.com and click on “Contest” at the bottom of the page or email ads@encorepub.com. No phone calls, please.

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“President Bush is everywhere talking about his book and he’s being very candid. In one interview, he said that he used to do stu-

pid things while he was drunk. But think about it, who among us hasn’t had a couple of drinks and invaded Iraq?” —David Letterman “The Carnival Cruise liner was disabled and drifted for two days without any power, thus earning the ship the nickname ‘The Democratic Party.’”—Jay Leno “China is expected to overtake the U.S. as the world’s biggest economy in the next two years. Americans couldn’t believe it. ‘That hasn’t happened already?’”—Jimmy Fallon “You campaign with rhythm, but you govern like an old white man at a wedding.”—Jon Stewart on Barack Obama’s dancing “Former President George W. Bush was on ‘Oprah.’ When asked about being the leader of the free world, Oprah said, ‘It’s not bad.’”—Conan O’Brien

penguin wednesdays EDITORIAL: Editor-in-ChiEf: Shea Carver Editorial assistant: Lauren Hodges Editorial intErns: Carly Yansak, Justin Lacy, Claire LaSure, Marco Raye ChiEf Contributors: Adrian Varnam, Gwenyfar Rohler, Anghus Houvouras, Claude Limoges, Jay Schiller, Lauren Hodges, Tiffanie Gabrielse, Tom Tomorrow, Chuck Shepherd, Christina Dore, The Cranky Foreigner encore is published weekly, on Wednesday, by Wilmington Media. opinions of contributing writers are not necessarily the opinions of encore.

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pRODucTIOn AnD ADvERTIsIng: art dirECtor Sue Cothran advErtising salEs: John Hitt: Downtown, Carolina Beach Kris Beasley: Wrightsville Beach, N. Wilmington Jennifer Barnett: Midtown, Monkey Junction Promotions managEr: John Hitt distribution: Reggie Brew, John Hitt CorrespondenCe: p.o. Box 12430, Wilmington, n.C. 28405 email@encorepub.com • www.encorepub.com phone: (910) 791-0688 • Fax: (910) 791-9177

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We’re sure for the delay in announcing the winners of our Fact or Fiction contest. We are on it and are trying our best to get through the numerous entries. We promise to be in touch within the next two weeks, and we’ll announce who our 2011 contributors are, as well! Thanks for your patience.

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4 live local live small: Gwenyfar Rohler finds out about indie pharmacy laws in North Dakota. 6 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.

artsy smartsy ....... 8-27 8 theater: Carly Yansak reviews TechMoja’s ‘Hairspray.’s

10 comedy: Lauren Hodges gets the 4-1-1 on comedian Jesse Joyce coming to Nutt St. this weekend. 12 music: Justin Lacy reviews Rio Bravo’s latest release, ‘Fences.’ 14-17 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town. 19 film: Anghus reviews DreamWorks current animation flick, ‘Megamind.’ 20-21 cover story: See black box. 22 art: Lauren Hodges previews Dance 4 Liberation’s “Autumn Creatures Fashion Show” at Projekte this weekend. 23 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions are hanging at local galleries.

grub & guzzle ....... 24-28 24 food nonprofit: Marco Raye

interviews the president of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC about the organization and their upcoming events. 26-28 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide! 29 crossword: Let Stan Newman test your mind with our weekly crossword!

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interviews Nan Graham about encore book club’s latest read. 31 magazine feature: Shea Carver interviews Atlantis editor Tess Malijenovsky about their fall 2010 edition and upcoming release party. 32 fact or fiction: Claude Limoges takes us back into the world of “An Involuntary Intimate.” 33 eco-life: Claire LaSure interviews Evan Folds about winter gardening. 34-39 calendar/’toons/ horoscopes/corkboard: Find out where to go and what to do about town with encore’s calendar; check out Tom Tomorrow and encore’s annual ‘toons winner, Jay Schiller; read your horoscope and the latest saucy corkboard ads.


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orth Dakota has an interesting law that was passed in 1963 requiring pharmacies to be majority owned by a licensed pharmacist. This keeps Walmart, CVS and Walgreens out of the state (with a couple of minor exceptions grandfathered in). Naturally, Walmart is leading an effort to get it repealed. I called the Velva Drug Co. in Velva, North Dakota, to get some insight into the law and its effects on the independently owned business. Bonnie Thone, co-owner with her daughter (also a licensed pharmacist), chatted with me about it. “I think it’s a question of ‘how much is there to go around?’” Thone said. “I have Target, Walmart and K-mart all within 22 miles of me, and for them it’s a loss leader. For me, it’s my primary business.”

by: Gwenyfar Rohler Nine and half years ago, she and her daughter became the fourth owners of Velva Drug Co. since 1902. “It’s our hometown store, and we had the opportunity to buy it.” I could hear Thone smiling through the phone. “I love it.” Because of this state-enforced protection, North Dakota has more pharmacies in rural areas and some of the country’s lowest prescription drug prices. This made me curious about owning an independent pharmacy in Wilmington, so I contacted Edwin Link of Market Street Pharmacy, which has served three generations of Rohlers. The staff’s patience with my grandparents’ medical needs is legendary in our family.

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encore: What advantages do independent pharmacies offer consumers? Edwin Link: I think the ability to provide more personal service than most chain stores is the biggest one. We try to know our customers by name, and in turn our customers know us and know we are going to be here when they call. We can take the time to answer questions and offer advice on how to use their medications most effectively. We are also competitive, so customers don’t have to pay more for the better service—and they don’t have to wait! While we are not a big store, we can usually order anything special and have it the next day. We also have started offering flu shots this year, no appointment necessary. We can compound certain medications and work with veterinarians for special medications for pets. e: What impact has the growth of chain pharmacies had on your business? EL: Certainly any time another pharmacy opens near us, it can affect our business. But the fact is, we can compete with any chain. I have found that if someone leaves us because they were enticed by an offer from a new store, they generally make their way back to get our service. e: What impact has Walmart’s $4 pill program had on your business? EL: There has certainly been a lot of publicity around this program, and it hasn’t all been good. There is a misconception that all generic medications are available for $4, but that is not the case. It can be a bait-andswitch scenario. Our biggest competition these days is the insurance companies. They have the ability to lower reimbursements, and recently have started pushing mail-order pharmacy, which is a no-win situation for everyone. It actually can be a conflict of interest in cases where the insurance company actually owns the mail-order company. e: Tell us about your philosophy of customer service. EL: We are dedicated to personal and focused patient care. We appreciate the trust a patient puts in us, and we in turn want to make sure we keep that trust by providing

the best possible service we can. e: Please share with us your opinion of the North Dakota laws. EL: I just recently heard about this and was surprised that this was still true. North Dakota certainly has a much different situation with their sparse population. While I think the idea certainly has its merits, I don’t think it could ever happen here. I personally do not have a problem with an owner of a pharmacy not being a pharmacist, as long as the laws and regulations are adhered to. e: North Dakota has more rural locations of pharmacies and lower prescription prices as benefits of protecting independently owned pharmacies. Do you see a correlation? EL: I can see the correlation that the big chains can’t come in and run the small independents out of business. I think that good competition keeps prescription prices fair. e: What would you like encore readers to know about pharmacies and an independent pharmacy in particular? EL: I would like to remind everyone what the pharmacy community was like in Wilmington 15 years ago. Most of the independent pharmacies are gone. You may remember Toms Drug on Front Street, Hall’s Drugstore on 5th and Castle, Carter’s Pharmacy on Princess Place, just to name a few. Many of you may remember going with your parents or grandparents to the local pharmacy. This is a great example of how when you lose an independent business, you lose jobs and revenue in the community. When you buy locally from a small business, you actually put more of your buying dollar directly back into the community as opposed to sending it to the chain store’s corporate office. Give your local independent pharmacy a try; I think you will like the experience. There are only a few of us left!

Gwenyfar Rohler is the author of “The Promise of Peanuts: A real life fairy tale about a man, a village, and the promise that bound them together.” Available at www.OldBooksonFrontSt. com, and all profits go to Full Belly Project (www. fullbellyproject.org).


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d r i e w e h t f o s w e n LEAD STORY Surreal Estate: Sixty-two percent of the 12 million people of Mumbai, India, live in slums, but the city is also home to Mukesh Ambani’s 27story private residence (37,000 square feet, 600 employees serving a family of five), reported to cost about $1 billion. According to an October New York Times dispatch, there are “terraces upon terraces,� “four-story hanging gardens,� “airborne swimming pools,� and a room where “artificial weather� can be created. Ambani and his brother inherited their father’s textile-exporting juggernaut but notoriously spend much of their time in intra-family feuding. A local domestic worker told the Times (after noting that both she and Ambani are “human being(s)�) that she has difficulty understanding why the Ambanis have so much while she struggles on the equivalent of $90 a month. Can’t Possibly Be True Stacey Herald, 36, of Dry Ridge, Ky., is 28 inches tall, with a rare condition called Osteogenisis Imperfecta, which causes brittle bones and underdeveloped organs provoking doctors’ warnings that childbirth could cause the fetus to crush Stacey’s lungs and heart (and produce a baby susceptible for life to broken legs and arms). However, to the delight of husband Wil, 27 (and 69 inches tall), Stacey recently gave birth to baby No. 3 and promised more. The middle child, 2, without OI, is already a foot taller than Stacey, but the other two are afflicted, with the recent one (according to a July ABC News report) 5 inches long at birth, weighing 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Prolific: In October, police arrested a man arriving at the Madras, India, airport from Sri Lanka, bringing precious stones into the country in his stomach. After employing laxatives, police recovered 2,080 diamonds. William Wright, 54, was arrested in St. Petersburg, Fla., in October and charged with using a hidden camera in a ladies’ room to photograph a young girl. Charges are still pending from 2009 when police said Wright had taken “up-

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Last Words Ms. Rajini Narayan’s lawyer told the court in Adelaide, Australia, in September that she killed her husband by accident after intending only to torch his penis for alleged infidelities. The lawyer said she might have lost control of the gasoline she was holding when her husband said, “No, you won’t (burn me), you fat dumb bitch.� In May, when a fox terrier answered a call of nature in the yard of notoriously lawn-fastidious Charles Clements, 69, in Chicago, Clements confronted the dog’s 23-year-old owner. That led to mutual bravado, which continued even after Clements pulled a gun. The dog-walker was killed immediately after shouting (according to witnesses), “Next time you pull out a pistol, why don’t you use it.� Inexplicable Convicted sex offender David Parkhurst, 27, was arrested in October in Palm Bay, Fla., and charged with sexual contact with a 15year-old girl. According to police, when they asked her about any “physical characteristics� of Parkhurst’s body so that they could substantiate her story, she said only that he had a “Superman-shaped shield� implant on his genitals (which was later verified). More than 4,450 activities are federal crimes, and 300,000 federal regulations carry potential criminal penalties, according to an October feature by McClatchy Newspapers, and to illustrate its point that Congress has gone overboard in creating “crimes,� McClatchy pointed to a Miami seafood importer. Abner Schoenwetter, 64, just finished a sixyear stretch in prison for the crime of contracting to purchase lobster tails from a Honduran seller whom federal authorities learned was violating lobster-harvest regulations. DNA evidence has exonerated 261 convicted criminals (including 17 on death row), but more interesting, according to professor Brandon Garrett of the University of Virginia Law School, more than 40 such exonerations have been of criminals who falsely confessed to “their� crimes. “I beat myself up a lot,� Eddie Lowery told The New York Times in September. Lowery had falsely admitted raping a 75-year-old woman and served a 10-year sentence before

being cleared. “I thought I was the only dummy who did that.� Lowery’s (nearly logical) explanation was typical: Weary from high-pressure police interrogation, he gave up and told them what they wanted to hear, figuring to get a lawyer to straighten everything out except that, by that time, the police had his confession on video, preserved for the jury.

Unclear on the Concept Acting on a citizen complaint, officials in Plymouth, England, ruled in October that Army cadets (ages 12 to 18), who practice precision drills with their rifles, could not handle them during the public parade on Britain’s Remembrance Day (Veterans Day). Officials said they did not want to be “glamorizing� guns. In June, the roller coaster at the Funtown Splashtown in Saco, Maine, unexpectedly came to a halt, stranding riders for all of 15 minutes. A reportedly “furious� Eric and Tiffany Dillingham said later that their 8-year-old daughter was so frightened that she had to be taken to a hospital and had nightmares constantly since then. (Since the purpose of a roller coaster is to induce fright, it was not known whether the girl would also have required a hospital visit if the ride had been working perfectly.) More Things to Worry About Clownmania: Performers in New York’s traveling Bindlestiff Family Cirkus protested in October against political campaign language referring to Washington, D.C., as a “circus. Said Kinko the Clown, “Before you call anyone in Washington a clown, consider how hard a clown works.� “Tiririca� (“Grumpy�), a professional clown, was elected by resounding vote to the Brazilian Congress from Sao Paulo in October under the slogan “It Can’t Get Any Worse.� In June, Britain’s traveling John Lawson’s Circus announced a series of counseling sessions for people who avoid circuses for fear of clowns. “Coulrophobia� is reportedly Britain’s third-leading phobia, after spiders and needles. Least Competent Criminals Recurring Themes: John Stolarz, 69, became the latest just-released prisoner to return immediately to his criminal calling, by attempting a holdup of a Chase Bank in New York City instead of reporting to his halfway house on the day after his release. (The robbery failed because the “bank� was actually just a Chase customer-service branch, with no money.) The Phoenix convenience store robber escaped with the money in September, but like many others, inadvertently stuck his face directly in front of the surveillance camera. He had entered the store with a plastic bag pulled tight over his face to distort his features and foil the camera, but halfway through the robbery, he unsurprisingly began laboring for breath and yanked off the bag, revealing his face.


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A Good Time: ‘Hairspray’ overcomes a few discrepancies

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ost are familiar with the cult classic by John Waters, which also turned into a Tony-winning Broadway play. It’s a flashy show of grooving and moving, with the timeless lesson of acceptance. The show takes on prejudices of all types with a light-hearted, snarky edge, delivered through witty banter between characters and pop-tastic, R&B-laced songs. “Hairspray” has a beautiful message: Lsove thy neighbor, no matter their color or size, and with the structure of the show, it’s delivered without the usual heavy-handed proselytizing. In 1960’s Baltimore, morality is fun! “Fun”: an adjective aptly describing the mood in the Hannah Block USO building last Friday,. The cast of “Hairspray” clearly enjoyed every moment onstage, and the audience laughed as much as they clapped. As fun as it may have been, the production just teetered on the edge of awesome, sometimes making it hard with which to fully connect. It was almost there, in all aspects: singing, acting, lighting. The voices in the cast were varied: some strong and soulful, others weak and gritty, but most were just what someone would expect to find in any musical production: runof-the mill, show-tune-y pitches. Corny Collins, played by Andy Motley, had an almost hoarse quality to his singing, but his speaking voice was wonderfully robust and perky, bringing the T.V. show host an authentic liveliness. Mike Hartle as Wilbur Turnblad was charismatic and comedic, but needed more finesse in his singing ability. The main leads, Sara McBrayer, Tim Marriott, Laura

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The only place the cast faltered was in their use of body movement. The audience understood Tracy Turnblad’s ambitious and excited. We understood the salacious rendezvous of Velma Von Tussel. We got Penny Lou’s awkward ditziness. The dialogue made that all very clear; yet the actresses over-exaggerated the postural counterparts as if they were dancing out a hyperbole. Sheets were thrown around Von Tussel’s hips like a pinball stuck between bouncers, and Beddoes’ constant movement seemed exhausting. I never saw Sara McBrayer change Tracy Turnblad’s facial expression, but maybe I did not notice since she was always staring wide-eyed at the ceiling in melodramatic excitement. All quibbles aside, the show’s set was wonderful. Painted in bright, eye-popping colors, it kept the playful vibe in full swing and the use of roll-in props changed scenes drastically and effectively. My favorite part was the creative way director Kevin Lee-Y Green portrayed the Turnblads watching

“The Corny Collins Show.” Stage left, a mini-set showcased their drab living room— ironing board, armchair and TV in check. The actors sat attentively in front of the T.V. and reacted to what they were “watching,” which was happening real-time behind them on the main stage. If the lighting had been operated differently, the set would have been perfection. I can understand the decision to use only a spotlight on the main person singing and to leave the rest of the cast blacked out in obscurity. Though it should draw a strong audience connection, all it did was distract and confuse, as did the oddly fade-ins and -outs during random scenes. I chalked them up to technical difficulties. Still, there is a monumentally impressive factor running throughout the entire production: Kevin Lee-y Green’s choreography. It was energetic, percussive, pleasing and used up the entire stage. Most exciting of all: It was well executed. The cast pulled it off in tune and on time, moving together as one rhythmic force. The toe-tapping, catchy tunes and Green’s exciting dance sequences make the show worth seeing. In all, “Hairspray” gave enough on the greener side of the grass to bring us something we can all use: a good time.


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Deconstructing Logic: Jesse Joyce brings his Comedy Central experience to Nutt Street

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hen the comedy world lost standup success Greg Giraldo on September 29th, an ironic tidal wave of laughter began to build as Internet traffic dramatically increased for his stand-up performances on Comedy Central. His friends and fans say that was how Giraldo wanted to be remembered. Determined to continue that wave is one of Giraldo’s comic apprentices, Jesse Joyce. “I was touring on the road with him for the last four-and-a-half-years,” Joyce says. “He taught me a lot about expressing your opinions onstage. Even though the premise might be something people don’t agree with, the logic is so solid that it’s funny no matter what.” One example of that controversial wit is Joyce’s latest favorite joke. Aimed at the terrifying images pasted on cigarette packs in Canada, the joke pokes fun at the picture of the dead baby with the phrase “Cigarettes Kills Babies” written underneath. “I tow the line between pointing out that it’s not fair to use that as an example because, while it’s not something I approve of, you have to admit that babies are pretty easy to kill,” he explains. That startling line usually emits silence or even a few disapproving sounds from the audience, but that challenge is Joyce’s favorite part of the stand-up game. “When you continue to deconstruct the logic onstage for everyone, everyone loves it! It’s the joke that most people come up and quote to me at the end.” That fearless attitude has earned the recently-married comedian an impressive public résumé. Joyce knew he wanted to become a comic at the age of 12, admitting that he originally did it to get girls’ attention in lieu of any athletic talent. When his uncle, a stand-up comedian and circus performer, sent Joyce a tape of his act at The Improv in L.A., all other life paths went

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Jesse Joyce Nutt Street Bar and Comedy Room 255 N. Front Street, basement (910) 251-8500 Nov. 19th-20th, 8 p.m. • $10 soapboxlaundrolounge.com/nuttstreet www.jessejoyce.com out the door. “I thought it was the coolest thing in the world that eventually people could pay you to make them laugh,” he says. “That was pretty much the deciding moment in how my life was gonna play out.” Now Joyce lives in New York, which he says is like “graduate school for comedians.” The vast talent pool in which other stand-ups are constantly upping the ante forces him to keep his tongue sharp. He has travelled as far as China and Malaysia to perform, but he says his most memorable experiences as a comic have happened in the city that never sleeps. As a writer for the Comedy Central Roast shows, Joyce remembers the year they roasted Hulk Hogan. “I had been trying to get the wording right on how he shouldn’t be taking his shirt off anymore, and onto the elevator of the hotel walks a shirtless Hulk Hogan,” Joyce explains. “He must have just been at the pool. It was odd because I wanted to introduce myself and let him know that I had just spent the last hour making fun of his saggy tits.” Awkward moments are never wasted in the hands of a great comic, and Joyce used the opportunity to come up with “you have a show called ‘Hogan Knows Best’; it should

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have been called ‘Hogan Grows Breasts.’” Though Joyce admires comics on the left side of the political sphere, like Patton Oswalt, Dave Chapelle and Jon Stewart, he enjoys a comic relief position on the Fox News show “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.’ The program has guests like Mike Huckabee who analyzes political topics, but Joyce insists he is mostly there to make “dick jokes.”

“It’s a hilarious show,” he says. “It’s first and foremost a funny, topical, weird news-oriented show, but it’s not really in-your-face with politics. In fact, I’m pretty politically androgynous on the program.” He also made his foray into the film business earlier in the year with a feature called “Stags,” in which he plays an alcoholic standup comedian—something parallel to his life at one point, as Joyce currently is a recovering alcoholic. He says he enjoyed the process because the director allowed him to pen all of the material for his character. Ultimately, though, he wants to maintain his comedy career and won’t be using the film to transition into acting like so many comics tend to do. “Mainly, I want to do films to make people more aware of me and come out to see me,” he says. “I will always do other things, but [stand-up] is where I feel at home.” Joyce’s universally appealing comedy earns him laughs in both big cities and smaller towns, which he says is the true mark of a good comic. With 13 years of traveling and performing under his belt, he feels his ability to reach both urban and rural demographics adds to his success. “It’s one thing to make super comedy fan hipsters laugh in New York or San Francisco,” he says. “But when you can make your act relatable to everyone, that’s when you’re good at comedy. When you can get to the point when you can do what you do without compromising in every tiny town and big city for an hour, that’s when you can really start hitting a new level onstage.”

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Grating with an Edge: Rio Bravo release ‘Fences,’ play The Grotto Saturday night

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magine: months of intermittent recording, tediously capturing every frequency and paying to have the sound professionally mixed and mastered, printing it on 1,000 CDs. Then, when they show up on the doorstep, they all skip at the same exact spot. When Wilmington rockers Rio Bravo discovered the technical flaw on their debut full-length album “Fences,” frantically peeling shrinkwrap from cardboard to face the same stubborn blip of silence over and over again, they sent their baby right back. The duplication company acknowledged their error and overnighted them their skip-less product, free of charge. It arrived last Thursday, only one day before their album release party at the Soapbox. The down-to-the-wire skipping fiasco was the final fence Rio Bravo had to hop for the project, which proved to be a much more extensive process than expected. “We started recording a long time ago, over six months,” Micah Kolk, the group’s front man, says.“We had this deal with Lee Hester—an awesome producer. We were gonna do the whole record with him,

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Rio Bravo The Grotto Second floor of The Eat Spot Corner of Princess and Front streets Saturday, November 20th http://riobravomusic.com and in exchange we were gonna play on his project for free. It turned out he got way too busy with his own stuff, and he was blowing up, doing well, getting on shows and stuff. We did all the drums and all the bass with him, and we recorded all the guitar and vocals in closets.” Despite losing their valuable studio time, the sound quality of “Fences” never falters. It’s a pristine example of what a do-it-yourself recording can be in 2010. The album opens with “Tear Me Up.” Nothing is heard but claps and palm-muted rhythm guitar when Kolk starts to sing: “Satan lives in San Francisco/but the Devil, he stays in New York/And I don’t

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erful stadium rock beat. Everything feels as though it’s being pushed into a foreign territory that exists in half-time, and the intensity is doubled as a result. Even with the woods-running repetition at the end of “Celine,” the song doesn’t appear to have a real refrain, a common trope on the “Fences” album. Many of the songs feel as though they’re headed for a hook or a chorus, but what actually happens is Kolk will repeat a phrase or word from the end of the previous verse in ad-lib fashion. This happens on “For You,” “Sarah,” “So Young,” and “Type Writer.” In this songwriting style lays an entangling paradox: Kolk’s improv (for recording, they’re likely not improvised at all but meditated) both prove his incredible vocal ability and let us down all at once. With an impressive range that converts smoothly into a flawless falsetto, Kolk has the potential to be the most innovatively melodic singer in the Port City—and he is melodic in his verses. But when the time comes for the real uplifting and novel melodies that put the sentimental cherry on top of the song, tying the meaning of each verse together, they’re not there. Still, the album is a success, and it merits a listening to. With a reputation for raucous and entertaining live shows, Rio Bravo was able to capture and harness that energy in the studio and the closet. “Fences” proves their musicianship, and will surely get Rio Bravo out on the road. “We want to make [music] our lives,” Kolk says. “We want to go at it all the way. We want to be away from home, 150 nights of the year.”


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 MARK HERBERT & GABRIELLE — Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement OPEN MIC W/ SEAN GERARD (9PM) — Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 BANGARANG W/ LORD WALRUS & SIR NICK BLAND — Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN — Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

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

NUTT HOUSE IMPROV — Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

KARAOKE KONG —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878

DUALING PIANOS & LEE HAUSER — Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846

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

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

MAC MILLER — Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 PAUL GRIMSHAW — Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 HIP HOP FEATURE — 16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616

DJ — High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 MAC & JUICE — Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18

OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373

TOM SHARPE —Village Cafe, 107 Hampstead Village, Hampstead, NC 910-270-3580

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

RON DALLAS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395

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

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

JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) — The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

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

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

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DJ BATTLE —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814

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

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KARAOKE — Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

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KARAOKE —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC

ACOUSTIC DUO (7-10) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

OPEN MIC NIGHT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

DJ P. FUNK — Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551

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

KARAOKE W/ DJ STEVE —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

DJ JUICE — The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

SHOW TUNES W/ DONNA MERRITT — Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

DJ S T R E T C H —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301

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DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

THE NECESSARY BAND —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS AND TRAMPLED BY TURTLES —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ “MR LEE” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595

KARAOKE —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172

FIREDANCE & DRUMS @ DARK, DJ MIT PSYTRANCE (11PM) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

FRIED LOT —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St., 763-1607

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Top 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 Mike o’Donnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ Don’T STop —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 ToM RhoDeS —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 DJ RichTeRMeiSTeR —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

open Mic nighT —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 kaRaoke wiTh BoB clayTon —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 DJ Dane BRiTT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 Ron eTheRiDge & JaSon woolwine —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 DJ —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

kaRaoke wiTh BoB clayTon —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880

DJ —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255

claSSy kaRaoke wiTh ManDy clayTon —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001

DJ DuSTin —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814

nuTT STReeT open Mic —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

live MuSic —Islands Fresh Mex Grill, 260 Racine Dr., Wilmington, 799-2109

FRiDay nighT FollieS Dance DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 Beach & Shag w/ DJ Rock —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 live MuSic —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 coMeDian JeSSe Joyce —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 auThoRleSS, TiDDy BeaR, FooD woRlD anD SuBTeRRene —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 ScRapoMaTic —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 kenneDy paRk —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231

FReD Flynn & weS SayeR —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

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

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DJ ScooTeR FReSh —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402

RoBBie BeRRy —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929

DJ —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172

DJ eRic (10pM-2aM) —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC

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Monday $2.50 Budweiser Draft •$4 Wells ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4- 7

THE FLYING PALAMINO TOUR: featuring the Infamous Stringdusters and Trampled By Turtles at the Soapbox on November 18th.

upSTaRTS anD RogueS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 The MulleTS —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 live MuSic —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 256-0115

JaMeS JaRviS & FRienDS (7pM-8pM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 kaRaoke kong —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 DJ ceD —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

Becka anD Black —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 DJ TiMe —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ S T R e T c h —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301

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piano Show —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846

laTino nighT wiTh DJ —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595

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mikE o’DonnELL —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 LivE muSiC —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 BEaSTS fRom THE miDDLE EaST —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 painTED man —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 HypSyS anD THE Lamping SHaDES —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 CHaRLiE maRS aT poRTERS yoga & Spa —Porters Yoga and Spa, 8044 Market St piano SHow —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 DanCE DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 DJ SCooTER fRESH —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 CLaSSy kaRaokE wiTH manDy CLayTon —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001

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

kaRaokE —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement

SaLSa w/ DJ LaLo —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595

JESSE SToCkTon —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-28666

RooT SouL pRoJECT —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866;

monday, november 22

sunday, november 21 pERRy SmiTH (BRunCH 12-2) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 L SHapE LoT (3-7), STEvE ToDD & Sam mELvin (8-12) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

opEn miC nigHT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 BRETT JoHnSon’S Jam —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ DanE BRiTT —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846

DJ p. monEy —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402

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

RogER DaviS (BRunCH) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395

opEn miC w/ BEau —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616

DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

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

gaLEn on guiTaR (BRunCH) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 ugLy RaDio REBELLion —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJBE kaRaokE —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

LivE muSiC —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 JamES JaRviS & fRiEnDS (7pm-8pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

kaRaokE w/ DJ BaTTLE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551

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

Jam wiTH BEnny HiLL —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

opEn miC nigHT —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

DJ TimE —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 Ron ETHERiDgE & TRaviS SHaLLow —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

Tuesday, november 23 BEnny HiLL —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 opEn miC nigHT —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 opEn miC nigHT —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 Ron DaLLaS (7pm-10pm) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 JoHnny aCouSTiC —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 kaRaokE —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 kaRaokE —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC kaRaokE w/ DJ DanE BRiTT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 kaRaokE —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

LivE aCouSTiC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 CapE fEaR BLuES Jam —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 THE SupER ConTRaBanD —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 inDiE muSiC nigHT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 kaRaokE kong —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 DJ “mR LEE” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 JamES JaRviS & fRiEnDS (7pm-8pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 kaRaokE wiTH BoB CLayTon —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 nuTT HouSE impRov —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 RaDio HayES anD ECHopoinT21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 DJ EyECon —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

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root Soul ProjeCt —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866

kArAoke — Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

WEDNESDAy, NOVEMBER 24

DuAling PiAnoS & lee HAuSer — Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846

mArk HerBert & gABrielle — Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement

ron AnD roger — Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

oPen miC W/ gAry Allen — Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

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

BAngArAng W/ lorD WAlruS & Sir niCk BlAnD — Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 kArAoke — Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

oPen miC nigHt — Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 ron ronner — Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 jAmeS jArviS & FrienDS (7Pm-8Pm) — The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

oPen miC W/ SeAn gerArD (9Pm) — Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

kArAoke WitH BoB ClAyton — Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880

SHoW tuneS W/ DonnA merritt — Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

nutt HouSe imProv — Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

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

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

Dj P. Funk — Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 Dj juiCe — The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

All entertainment must be turned in to encore by noon every Thursday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

Show Stoppers: Concerts around the region THE ORANGE PEEL 101 Biltmore Avenue ASHeville, nC (828) 225-5851 11/17: Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Asheville Vaudeville and Sons of Ralph 11/19: Joanna Newsom with Ryan Francesconi 11/20: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo with Now You See Them, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and The Mantras 11:22 Cannibal Corpse with Dying Fetus, Vital Remains & Devourment 11/23: Donavon Frankenreiter with Ximena Sarinana

HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWy 17 S., myrtle BeACH, SC (843) 272-3000

11/19: Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Tribute Band 11/20: Gary Allan with Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann

ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 HWy 17 SoutH n. myrtle BeACH, SC (843) 272-1111 11/17-11/23: Christmas Show

ASHEVILLE CIVIC CENTER 87 HAyWooD Street ASHeville, nC (828) 251-1122

11/20: Asheville Symphony: Midsummer Night’s Dream, NC Stage Company

AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SoutH tryon St. CHArlotte, nC (704) 377-6874

11/19: Pop Evil with Seasons After, Atom Smash and New Medicine 11/20: Frontiers: a Journey Tribute with 42: A tribute to Coldplay 11/21: Evans Blue with Taddy Porter, Rains and Harbor The Grudge

THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE 820 HAmilton Street CHArlotte, nC (704) 5495555 11/19: Gary Allan 11/20: Ben Folds (in picture)

THE CASBAH 1007 WeSt mAin Street. DurHAm, nC (919) 687-6969 11/18: Michelle Defense

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 e. CABArruS St. rAleigH, nC (919) 821-4111

11/18: The Connells with Taddy Porter and the Garland Mason Band 11/20: Jimmy Herring Band with Human Element, Alex Machacek with Jeff Sipe and Neal Fountain, Ranjit Barot 11/21: John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension with the Lenny White Group, Wayne Krantz with Anthony Jackson and Cliff Almond 11/23: Alesana with Our Last Night, Vampires Everywhere! and Honor Bright

THE ARTSCENTER 300-g mAin St, CArrBoro (919)929-2787

11/18: Azure Ray with James Husband and Dead Fingers

CAROLINA THEATER 309 W. morgAn St., DurHAm (919) 560-3030 11/20: Need to Breathe

CAT’S CRADLE 300 e. mAin St. CArrBoro, nC (919) 967-9053 11/17: The Infamous Stringdusters with Trampled by Turtles 11/18: Brendan Benson (of The Raconteurs) with The Posies and Aqueduct 11/19: MC Chris withMC Frontalot and Schaffer the Darklord 11/20: Butterflies with The Strugglers, Erie choir, Cassis Orange and Wes Phillips 11/22: Junip with Sharon Van Etten 11/23: Iration with The Movement and The Gree

Downtown Wilmington’s Newest Attraction Best of Both Worlds Cruises • Full Moon Cruises • Historic and Eco-Tours of the Cape Fear River

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Season of Celebration Nov.19th – Dec.25th, 2010 Fri. Nov.19th-21st

The NuTcracker BalleT

The Wilmington Ballet company brings this traditional holiday classic to the Main Stage. See the amazing variety of dances come to life, as we begin into the holiday season! For ticket information call 910-632-2285 or visit www.thalianhall.org

'SJ/PWUI QN "OOVBM$ISJTUNBT5SFF -JHIUJOH$FSFNPOZ DBA and the City of Wilmington’s annual downtown Christmas tree lighting, starts off with entertainment by the New River Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Mayor Pro-tem Dr. Earl Sheridan will join us to help with the tree lighting countdown. A special visit by Mr. & Mrs. Claus will also arrive to meet with all the children! 'SJ/PWUI°4VO%FDUI OE"OOVBM5SFFT'PS $IBSJUJFT&WFOU Visit several downtown businesses who will be hosting a tree for their local charity of choice and purchase a chance to win one or several. See all the unique themed trees. All proceeds go to the charity. Winners for each tree will be drawn on Sunday, Dec. 19th. For a complete listing of participating businesses go to www. dbawilmington.org or pick up a map at Crescent Moon at The Cotton Exchange. 'SJ/PWUI°%FDUI 7JTJU4BOUBBU5IF$PUUPO &YDIBOHF Each Saturday from 12-4pm and each Sunday from 1-4pm you can find Santa Claus at his Southern Station waiting to talk to all the girls and boys. Make a memory, start a tradition, and capture a moment by taking your own family picture. Santa will have one last visit on Thursday, Dec 23rd from 12-4pm before heading home to the North Pole to ready his sleigh.

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4BU%FDUI4VO%FDUI UI"OOVBM0ME8JMNJOHUPO #Z$BOEMFMJHIU5PVS The Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear once again sponsors this traditional holiday event. For tickets or other information visit www.latimerhouse.org or call 910-762-0492 4VO%FDUI QN 8JMNJOHUPO)PMJEBZ1BSBEF Bring the family down for the annual holiday parade, it’s sure to be a fun time for all! The parade starts at N. Front and Walnut Sts., heading south on Front St. to Orange St., then down to Water St., where it heads back north. For more information about the parade, contact the City of Wilmington at 910-341-4602 4BU%FDUI BN 4BOUB$MBVT$SVJTF Cape Fear Riverboats presents the 22nd annual cruise to benefit the Wilmington Salvation Army’s Food Pantry. Admission to this event is 6 non-perishable food items that go directly to local families in need during the holidays. For ticket reservation and more information call 910-343-1611 or 800676-0162, or visit www.CFRboats.com. 4BU%FDUIUI  QN $ISJTUNBT$BSPMJOH $BSSJBHF3JEFT Come and sing Christmas carols with Santa and his “Special Reindeerâ€?, while enjoying the decorative lights of downtown area. For more information and reservations call 910-251-8889 or visit www.horsedrawntours.com.


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ny movie that attempts to “tug at my heartstrings” is already at a massive disadvantage. This is why most animated films have to work that much harder to elicit a real reaction from me. Eye candy. Junk food for the mind. Flashing lights and sounds designed to distract kids for a few hours. A genre that makes most its money on DVD, so parents can throw on the latest animated lark and keep their kids zoned out while they get a little tipsy on moderately priced white wine. Is there artistry going on in this medium? Maybe. I’ve softened on the genre as a whole, mostly because of the chop-socky Looney Tunes-inspired animation coming out of DreamWorks. The best animated film this year was “How To Train Your Dragon”—a movie that defied explanation and managed to work as entertainment without devolving into cheap melodrama. It was, dare I say, an intelligent animated film “that worked for kids and adults.” “Megamind doesn’t have such noble goals. This is the kind of goofy, lighthearted fare that cartoons were created for—a ridiculous comic-book-inspired tale of a super villain fighting to get his groove back. Megamind (Will Ferrell) is an orphaned alien sent away from his home planet to Earth via rocket ship. Simultaneously, another baby from another planet is sent to Earth, and a rivalry forms. Megamind’s gigantic blue melon winds up in a prison, while the cuter baby ends up in the home of a loving family. “Big Blue” has a knack for destruction and mayhem, and eventually becomes the world‘s greatest supervillain: Megamind. His arch nemesis develops a Superman-like persona named “Metroman” (Brad Pitt) and becomes the hero of the city. Their rivalry is epic, though fairly one-sided. Megamind isn’t nearly as menacing as he believes. Metroman always seems to get the better of him, no matter how diabolical the plot. But, one day the game changes. Megamind hatches another one of his doomsday scenarios and succeeds. He destroys his rival. Metro City’s greatest hero is gone. Without a nemesis, he begins to question his place in the world. His focus falls to spunky gal reporter Roxanne Ritchie (Tina Fey), who he courts under an alter ego. Like all his plans, it eventually goes wrong. With no schemes left to hatch, Megamind decides he has to create a new nemesis. This does not go well. “Megamind” works as a gag film. It moves

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THE NEW BLUE STATE: Will Ferrell as Megamind plays a supervillian who has a knack for destruction and mayhem. Courtesy photo.

at breakneck speed inspired by the classic animated works of Chuck Jones and Friz Freeling; momentum-based comedy that only stops working when the characters stop moving. Like most family films, there’s a few labored scenes of heartwarming goo and lessons to be learned by the main characters, like Megamind realizing that people can change and are not bound by perception. Just because the world believes in villains doesn’t mean it can’t change. Isn’t that sweet? Everybody holding hands, smiling, laughing, singing la-de-freakin’-da! I prefer the children’s stories where the mean old witch gets shoved in the oven, and the children learn not to trust strangers through stories of crippling fear. I suppose it’s too much to ask DreamWorks

to animate something like that. Yet, I still had a good time at “Megamind,” mainly because the “gag” to “making me gag” ratio was about 4 to 1. Will Ferrell does a fantastic job in the lead role. The man has a way with wacky. Somehow Tina Fey seems more realistic in an animated film than she does in real life. The rest of the cast performs adequately; though, I am officially done with Jonah Hill. His monotone slur has infected enough films, and I think it’s time for us to scream, “Enough, boring fat man!” My complaint, like clockwork, always falls back to the limited range of stories being told within the medium. We know what these animators and studios are capable of amazing visuals. However, the stories are becoming redundant in tone and story (like Jonah Hill). “Megamind” could easily be grouped with this year’s other animated villain movie “Despicable Me,” and we could loosely associate both of those film’s with Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” At some point, the envelope will need to be pushed. It might be awhile. Walt Disney spent 50 years churning out the same basic movie to the delight of children everywhere—children other than me. I was never infected by the Disney magic, and I have a hard time with the concept that generations of children are being pandered to in such an unoriginal way. Despite my always-entertaining rants on studios treating children like morons, I still can recommend “Megamind.” It’s fun, well put together and a nice, flashy distraction. It does nothing to further the medium; it is the definition of “average.”

this week in film

Farewell Cinematique Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street November 1st - 3rd, 7:30pm, $7 (pictured) Directed by Christian Carion, the espionage film follows events that changed history, with a cast including Willem Dafoe and Diane Kruger. On the last day of a brutally steamy summer, Bertolt Brecht is about to leave his lakeside house to return to Berlin for the upcoming theater season. Nostalgia and hope, jealousy and tenderness, betrayal and trust vie with one another during this final act of his life. 113 Minutes. French, English and Russian with subtitles.

Caligula Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8pm • Free Caligula details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome’s most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula shows the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign. He gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organizes elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end. Starring Malcom McDowell, Peter O’Toole and Helen Mirren. Released in 1980. All AreA movie listings And pArAgrAph synopses cAn be found At encorepub.com.

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According to Jenni Harris, coordinator of the event for Creative Wilmington, this year’s as exciting as ever. “In past years the location has been edgy and interesting, and kept the show exciting,” she explains. From a parking deck to an empty warehouse to a shopping center, it always has one solidifying factor: People can easily convene (and park) and mosey through literally hundreds of vendors. While last year proved the biggest Art for the Masses (AFTM) yet, capping off at 216 artists, the Creative Wilmington folks have found out more isn’t always better. “We learned last year the show can get ‘too big,’” Harris reveals. “So we’re scaling down on the number of artists, and holding it in a place that people want to come and see anyway. The brand spankin’ new Wilmington Convention Center actually opens its doors to the public one week before our event. The Exhibit Hall in the conventon center is 30,000 square feet and is built for shows like this.” The best part of continuing to set up in a massive space is to keep down the congestion of shoppers. With 129 vendors participating, attendees should be comfortable while perusing the art, which comes in all mediums. From jewelry to sculpture, drawing to paintings, the gamut is covered at AFTM. The attendees are as varied, too. “The 4,000 [people who have attended in previous years] include everyone from recent college graduates who are just beginning to decorate their first apartments or homes, to senior citizens who are established fine art collectors,” Harris says. “Well-known artists who have work hanging in galleries participate in this show to get their name out to a new audience, to sell other pieces from their studios and just to meet people interested in art.” Veteran artist Candy Pegram is one of the hundred-plus looking forward to the annual event. Though Pegram took last year off from AFTM, she’s returning with a vast selection of colorful paintings, done in her signature comic style. “Last year around this time I was moving from one residence to another,” Pegram says of her absence. “It was a very emotional move, and I just didn’t have the time or energy to put into it. I’m not like most artists who thrive while going through difficult times. I enjoy painting when I’m in a good mood. I am in a much better place this year and really am

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he biggest, most anticipated art sale of the year returns November 20th to a location many locals have been itching to see for quite some time: the new Wilmington Convention Center, located at the bottom of Hanover Street, downtown Wilmington. Art for the Masses will bring in thousands of shoppers into even more thousands of square feet during a seven-hour art-buying spree unlike any in town.

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Art for the Masses November 20th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wilmington Convention Center Foot of Hanover Street $3 donation to Creative Wilmington

ART MADE OF YESTERYEAR: Polly Tait’s Pollywaggers liine incudes chenille throws made of oneof-a-kind vintage fabrics. Courtesy photo.

looking forward to being back amongst my fellow artists.” Pegram’s work invokes nothing less than sheer happiness. Her simple images come in

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many shapes: donkeys, chickens, monkeys, robots, owls, rockets, aliens and weird old men, among others. Her color palette remains brightly appealing. “I do have a love for color and mixing colors,” she says. “Some of my closest friends think I am color blind at times. I feel more like I see too much color—that’s my comeback, anyway.” Pegram will sell new items and older pieces, equaling over 60 works. Her price points start at $75 and cap off at $250 (and worth every penny of enjoyment coming from a collector, yours truly). “I really love the fact that my work makes people smile,” Pegram denotes. “I see my work being kind of like trading cards: People [always ask] about old pieces and characters that they wish they had purchased. So, there will be plenty of old standards and new ones to choose from.” Though the artist has had shows all over town, including an exhibit at Bottega Art on Front Street, where the back room devotes an entire wall to her rotating pieces, AFTM allows Pegram to reconnect with her buyers one on one. “My favorite part of Art for the Masses is watching people walk by and do a double-take at my booth,” she explains. “They usually stop and then start to smile like, ‘What the heck am I looking at?’” What some may notice from Pegram’s art is child-like wonder and simplicity shining through each wooden block; she doesn’t use canvas. Though Pegram is of the self-taught, self-inspired vein, with some composition, color theory and general design training, she’s not formally schooled. That’s the beauty of Art for the Masses, as Jenni Harris reminds. “It’s an opportunity for the general public to come and view such a

COLOFULLY HAPPY: Candy Pegram’s wall of art will be for sale at this Saturday’s Art for the Masses event, held at the new Wilmington Convention Center. Photo by Carly Yansak

variety of different styles and mediums, and decide for themselves what they like and don’t like. That’s where they can begin their art collecting.” “I have been trying to work as much as possible this year, which hasn’t been easy in this economy,” Pegram reminds. “A lot of people in this town, especially people who work for themselves, are in need of more work.” Fabric artist Polly Tait can relate. She started Pollywaggers a few years back to help supplement her husband’s meager teacher salary. The stay-at-home-mom-turned-fabric-artist will showcase her hand-made line, featuring quilts, clothing and more, crafted from vintage fabrics and used materials. Tait stamps AFTM as her favorite show in Wilmington, one the veteran has participated in for four years now.

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“I believe it attracts the best talent,� she notes. “The fact that the location isn’t announced until just a few weeks before the event is like icing on the cake. ... Everyone is always so impressed at the variety, quantity and quality of artists at this show.� Tait’s popular fluffy chenille throws and pillowcase-made kids dresses remain a hit. While she attributes her sewing skills to teachings from her mother and home-ec teacher, her eye for top-notch quality comes nnately. “Pollywaggers began [out of] a need to make something out of nothing,� she explains, “which became the hallmark of my experience as a mother and artist. I didn’t have the money to launch a business, so I only used fabric that actually cost me very little. didn’t have time to be creative, so I carved out a few hours of sleep every night to stay up and sew.� Tait uses felted sweaters, recycled denim, floursacks and vintage chenille, among other materials, to create children’s clothing and

decorative, functional items. Her love for vintage ephemera has been an ongoing adventure, which naturally progressed into fabric. Not only does she find her hunt for interesting, irreplicable textile in and of itself satisfying, but the memories Tait imagines of the fabric also evoke cozy contentment. “It seems to me the fabric has some kind of ‘cellular memory’ that I tap into when I use it,� she explains. “I think about the generations of little girls that snuggled into the fluffy pink chenille bedspread I am using to make blankets for newborns; or about the delicate hankies I stitch together and how many life events they have experienced in a ladies’ pocket or purse.� She likes to choose soothing material where texture and weight matter in that they maintain a gentle and at-ease mien—items literally made from old jeans and a comfy sweater. She sources her fabric locally, not from eBay or elsewhere online. “I get all of my fabrics locally at thrift shops, tag sales, and many times given to me by friends, customers and total strangers,� she says. “People who see my work at shows will deliver boxes of their grandmother’s old linens to me. They are just so happy that someone can use them.� As if her work isn’t already unique and personal, recently Tait’s been designing custom memory quilts. The sentimental value emitted from each piece goes deeper into the customer’s attachment to the work. Tait’s clients open up to her about their children, sisters and parents who have passed on, and how they want to captivate a physical remembrance to keep their memories close at heart. “When someone you love very much has died, it is very therapeutic to wrap yourself in a blanket made from the garments the person used to wear,� Tait explains. “It helps people really feel like that person is there—it’s almost like touching them again. It helps with the lifelong grieving process, I think, because you can take this quilt out and breathe in the scent of that person, feel the fabric against your skin. Like the sadness that comes with death, sometimes you need to feel it deeply, and sometimes you need to put it away for a while.� Art for the Masses will have something for everyone—from the finest of art to the folkiest, from the wearable to the decorative. A $3 donation at the door benefits Creative Wilmington, and all art sold ranges between $25 and $250, with all monies going directly to the artists.

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Feeling Fierce:

Dance 4 Liberation presents animal-themed fashion for charity

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nyone who attended the first few events of Wilmington’s rising nonprofit organizaton, Dance 4 Liberation, knows that the big-hearted planners behind the scenes really know how to throw a party. D4L started in September of 2009 while founder Aileen Haugh was still a senior studying communications at UNCW. She heard about an organization called Friendship Bridge, a nonprofit in Guatemala that educates women in business practice and opportunity, and decided to use her creative skills to help them raise money. “I have been inspired by feminist causes my whole life,” she says. “This was my chance to give back by doing something I had always been interested in: event planning.” The first fund-raiser, “Groove for Guatemala,” was held at Charley Brownz on Front Street and raised over $1,000 for the cause. Encouraged by the party’s success, Haugh decided to form a team of fellow college seniors and recent post-grads who would help her continue the service for other organizations. She brought on

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Autumn Creatures Fashion Show November 18th, 8 p.m. Projekte • 523 South 3rd St. 21+, $6; 18+, $8 Music by Her Royal Magnus DJ set by FTA and Golden VJ set by Oliver Mellan Annie Segrest as her partner and recruited members Ashley Jane Sargent, Rachelle Benson, Megan Piorko and Laine O’Connor. Over the past year, Dance 4 Liberation has planned eight successful events using the creative community for causes like the Lakota tribe in South Dakota, the Houston Moore After School Program, the Interfaith Refugee Ministry and a program called Link, which helps ex-convicts who are leaving prison and want a fresh start. Though the cause was controversial and met with some resistance, Haugh and her crew knew it was important to get involved. “I guess some people don’t agree with helping ex-prisoners, but I couldn’t help seeing it as something positive,” she says. “These were people who wanted to turn their lives around, and it was going to be hard for them. We thought the program was great.” D4L’s events range from high-energy club parties to themed exhibits, featuring music by local indie bands. Their openminded outlook on programs allows them to work with a wide variety of causes, but

they do have standards. All businesses that work with Dance 4 Liberation and their events must first be deemed socially and environmentally responsible. This guideline has proven helpful when it comes to choosing projects and recently led them to their next venture: a fashion show with SETA, Students for the Ethical Treatment

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of Animal. “SETA actually approached us in September of this year,” Haugh says. “They wanted to do a fashion-themed event, and it sounded exciting! We got to work planning it right away.” With the holidays quickly approaching, D4L and SETA were on a tight deadline if they didn’t want to host the event with an empty campus. Haugh knew her team didn’t want to work through Thanksgiving and Christmas, either. They had two months to pull everything together. Luckily, deciding on a theme wasn’t difficult given the circumstances, and they quickly arrived at “autumn creatures.” “We wanted to celebrate this beautiful season while incorporating animals into the mix,” Haugh says. “The designers that got involved really took off in that direction and came up with some intense looks.” Obviously, no fur or leather is allowed in the show, as SETA wants to encourage alternatives in the clothing, but the planning team promises that the finished product will still end up looking wild. Animal prints are big, along with fierce-looking hair and makeup designed by the folks at Rockin’ Roller Salon. “Some of the designers are actually making each model look like a different animal,” Haugh says. With Halloween in the past, she insists that none of the looks are limited to costumes. “It’s all very wearable. They just embody that animal spirit.” The fashion show will be held at Projekte on the corner of 3rd and Castle streets with Chapel Hill-based band Her Royal Magnus, DJs Golden and FTA, and a food spread sponsored by VegFund. Participating designers and vendors include local stars Aqua Fedora, Lula Balou, Half United and Double Wide. Proceeds benefit SETA, and their projects to help end animal cruelty in factory farms, clothing manufacturing, entertainment and lab experiments and to support local shelters.


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Artfuel.inc 1701 Wrightsville Ave 910 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm www.artfuelinc.com www.myspace.com/artfuel_inc Artfuel.inc is located at the corner of Wrightsville Ave and 17th street. Housed in an old gas station, we offer resident artists working in studios alongside a gallery space used to exhibit other artists work. We hope to connect artists with each other and offer many styles of work to fuel the public’s interest. Vol. 25, Groovy art from The Artfuel Bunch: Luke Worley, Sarah Peacock, Josh Payne and Sam Guin.

Caffe Phoenix 35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm Now exhibiting new paintings by local artist Dick Roberts, founder of No Boundaries and ACME Art Studios. “Abstraction’ will be on display in our commission-free gallery until November 14. Join us for a reception Thursday October 21 from 7-9pm for complimentary light fare and half-price wine prices. For more info, call 910-797-3501.

Crescent Moon 332 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange (910) 762-4207 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 12-4pm www.crescentmoonnc.com Crescent Moon—the retail gift gallery specializing in fine hand-crafted art glass and metal sculpture has new blown glass perfume bottles by Roger Gandelman. Exquisitely detailed with a richness of color they are elegant art glass perfume bottles with hand blown glass flowers suspended inside the crystal. Roger’s bottles, although small in scale, make a grand statement. He has been blowing glass for 30 years and early in his career he decided to put the bulk of his energy into making art glass perfume bottles. It is believed that he is the only glass artist in the country, perhaps in the world, who has devoted his full artistic efforts into making this object. There is always something new and creative arriving at Crescent Moon. Gift Wrapping is free. Located in The Cotton Exchange where parking is free while shopping or dining. Follow us on twitter or become a fan on Facebook by searching Crescentmoonnc!

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

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New Elements Gallery 216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment www.newelementsgallery.com 26th Annual Holiday Show: November 26 through January 8th, with opening reception on November 26th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for the festivities as we complete our Silver Anniversary and officially begin the 2010 holiday season! This will be a special night, as we feature paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry and wood by over 40 extraordinarily talented artists. A percentage of all sales that evening will benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Raffle tickets sold to raise monies, too; winner gets $250 gallery gift card.

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and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisancrafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee With the Author series are also offered on-site.

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10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues- Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Mon. in winter sunsetrivermarketplace.com myspace.comsunsetrivermarketplace This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C., features fine arts and crafts by some of North

616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 www.wilmington-art.org The Wilmington Art Gallery, at 616-B Castle Street, is selling calendars, “Expose Yourself to Art,” for only $12.50 a copy or $20 for two. It features 12 of its daring members posing in enticing states of undress within their own original paintings. You won’t want to miss this!

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ssues of social class, religious beliefs, or political agenda are dwarfed comparatively to global hunger, which demands the attention of all. Unfortunately, there is an immense collection of people struggling to provide basic nutritional necessities for themselves and their families, right here in North Carolina. The counteracting force of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (FBCENC), led by President Peter Werbicki, has fought for over 30 years to contain the problematic issue of hunger. “The mission of the food bank is to harness and supply resources so that no one goes hungry in central & eastern North Carolina,” Werbicki says. The nonprofit organization serves 34 counties and works with communities to

by: Marco Raye move forward on this pressing issue. Of course, tackling an issue with such severe implications on a large group of people takes a careful approach. There are primary strategies the organization targets to maintain nutritional success in all participating counties. “First, we aim to accumulate and efficiently distribute high-quality foods and non-food essentials to nonprofit agencies that serve the hungry” Werbicki explains. “In addition, we work to strengthen the agencies directly responsible for distributing the food.” A major fiber to the success of FBCENC

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has been its sustainability. Through private financial donations from businesses, individuals, foundations and faith-based channels, the food bank recovers food donations. “We take inventory, followed by redistributing to a network of 850 nonprofit partner agencies (food pantries, group homes, emergency shelters, etc.) directly through one of our six sites or we deliver to their door.” In turn, the agencies provide the supplies to those in need in their community. The statistical evidence of hunger’s vicious and relentless influence on North Carolinians is staggering. Currently, 545,000 individuals live at or below the poverty line; that’s 1 in 7 people, and it doesn’t include the 200 percent who can’t cover their rent or mortgage, among other necessary bills. “Of those, 34 percent are children,” Werbicki reveals. “Eleven of our counties are considered in the highest tier of economic distress, and 14 remain with double digits of unemployment. In the last two years, a cross sampling of nearly 40 partner agencies have experienced an accumulative increase up to 50 percent in the number of individuals they are serving.” Three forms of donations help alleviate the stress that comes with battling such an overwhelming reality. Through forms of food, financial or volunteering, the Food Bank keeps their production ongoing. Last year alone, 145,000 volunteers registered hours, helping break through the wall of hunger one person at a time. Naturally, the holidays usher in an increase of funds and food-drive resources, but Werbicki imparts the importance of this issue year-round. “Hunger is a daily issue, not seasonal,” he says. “In fact, a time when there is greater vulnerability is during the summer when children who have been on free and reduced school breakfast and lunch programs are home. Their parents lose that safety net.” Yet, FBCENC puts up a fight on that front as well, thanks to their Summer Feeding initiative. During the season, produce donations increase, helping not only feed children but healthfully so. The holiday drives see general nonperishable donations. Between both seasons, along with

other programs and resources, the Food Bank collects an average of 3 to 3.5 million pounds a month. Events like Students Against Hunger help schools compete to raise food and financial resources. “Heart of Carolina is in its 24th year,” Werbicki adds, “[and] is sponsored by ABC 11. It’s one of our largest drives for the community to participate in. Many businesses hold drives on our behalf.” Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the local headquarters, 1314 Marstellar Street, downtown Wilmington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 910-251-1465 for more information. Lowe’s Foods’ “Friends Feeding Friends,” now in its 16th year, can also help the food bank, as its goal is to collect a million pounds of food in stores across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Shoppers can purchase pre-made bags of non-perishable items, and drop the bags off in donation bins located in each store. Also taking place on December 7th is “Twitter for Food,” which runs in conjunction with “Give a Meal for a Meal.” Participants can pack lunch, skip a meal or donate what they normally spend on food for the day to the campaign. Taking place the first Tuesday each month, the program donates the monies to hunger relief organizations. Consider this: For every dollar donated to the Food Bank, the organization can provide $8 worth of food for four meals. Behind the scenes, Werbicki and his crew continuously work on improvements that can be made to the nonprofit organization. From analyzing new and expanded food resources, to tweaking programs and awareness, whether in community gardens, food education, awareness or access to federal resources, their work is a neverending feat. Just the same, preventative measures must match the extreme flexibility of this issue. Organizations like the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina will not remain stagnate on the issue of hunger. Efforts will continue to be deployed in areas of concern until the crisis is neutralized. At the core of the issue, one idea will always remain true: No one deserves to be hungry and helpless.


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

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

cHriS’ coSmic KiTcHen cosmicKitchenonline.com Serving breakfast all day as well as lunch and handmade cheesecake, Chef and Owner Chris Lubben loves to make many of his menu items from scratch. Whether you’re in the mood for a fluffy 3-egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is your “Out of this World” Breakfast/Lunch Destination. Evening restaurant

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rental is available, as well as a Personal Chef service. Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is located at 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109, on the corner of Racine Dr. and Eastwood Rd. OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday 7am-4pm & 5pm9pm. Sunday Brunch 9-2. Closed Monday. Take-out calls welcome, 792-6720. Follow us on Twitter @CosmicKitchen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

aSian BiG THai and BiG THai TWo Now with two convenient locations to serve you, Big Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews,


Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake, made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 763-3035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sunday. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588): Lunch M-F 11-2:30, Dinner MTh 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Sunday 5-9.

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

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

Hiro japanese steakHouse What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am-10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at hirojapanesesteakhouse.com.

inDoCHine restaurant anD lounge If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of

the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 2519229. Indochinewilmington.com.

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

FrenCH CapriCe bistro Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intru-

sive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810.

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eDDie roManelli’s Eddie Romanelli’s is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. RomanellisRestaurant.com. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885.

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

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

latin aMeriCan san juan CaFe San Juan Café offers 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. Nightly drink specials! Hours of Operation Mon-Sat from 11am-2:30pm, and from 5-10pm. Open Sun from 5-10pm. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! www.sanjuancafenc.com

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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

loVeY’s Market Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood

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for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheatfree, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours: Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 5090331; www.loveysmarket.com.

tidal creek co-oP Tidal Creek Deli offers a wide array of exceptional and unusual organic foods, all of which taste as good as they are for you. The salad bar and hot bar incorporate flavors from around the world; each item is prepared by hand using only fresh and lo-

cal ingredients. The chefs are constantly experimenting to create new and exciting dishes. Choose from made to order smoothies with almond butter and hemp milk, salads with locally grown greens or, special order a wedding cake made from scratch to your specifications. Whatever your tastes, Tidal Creek Deli is a place to rejuvenate the mind and body while enjoying the company of a friendly and relaxed organic community. Located at 5329 Oleander Drive, (910) 799-2667; www.tidalcreek.coop.

seafood dock street oYster Bar Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “BohemianChic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfortable in flip flops as you would in a business suit. ! Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. www.dockstreetoysterbar.net.

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

HieroNYMUs Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a full-service bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking topquality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scal-

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lops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 5035 Market Street; (910) 392-6313.

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

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 awardwinning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sports-themed restaurant is home to over 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. Carolina Ale House serves its full menu from 11a – 2a daily. CarolinaAleHouse.com. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.

Hell’s kitcHeN This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style reubens, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, darts, weekly trivia and Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments, and did we mention sports? Free lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. M-Sat 11am until late, open Sundays, noon. 118 Princess St, (910) 763-4133. www.hellskitchenbar.com


   

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Nan Graham lands on the encore book club list

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ver the last week, I have been battling a nasty cold. Every year, around this time, I get slammed with a cough, a stuffy nose and a helium balloon for a head. There is one difference this year: I am home with my family—people who hold dear the tradition of curing any ailment with an Italian antidote. The first to be pushed upon me: garlic-stuffed cherry peppers soaked in olive oil. After eating three, I could do more than breath again—I could clear a room faster than the USMC infantry simply by exhaling. However, my face still felt puffy and my head continued to feel as though it was separated from my body. Enter my grandfather. “Salute!” he said. His remedy: hot lemonade with a shot of whiskey. I couldn’t tell if my head found itself reattached or if my fluid-filled

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In a Magnolia Minute: Secrets of a Late Bloomer By: Nan Graham $14.95 John F. Blair Publisher Signing November 18th, 6:30 p.m. New Hanover County Library—Northeast face decreased in swelling. My grandfather’s idea of a shot would have been more suitable for Luciano Pavarotti than a lady my size, and according to my mother, I sing an awful rendition of “O Sole Mio.” Family alleviations aside, what I really needed to feel better was a good book that contained a great, healing

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laugh. Who better to deliver than encore’s next book club author, Nan Graham? Over the past decade, listeners of WHQR, the NPR affiliate in Wilmington, have listened to Graham’s delightful stories of the South and its inhabitants. Now, Graham’s second collection of hilariously entertaining anecdotal essays, “In a Magnolia Minute: Secrets of A Late Bloomer,” readers are reintroduced to her notes and expansive view. Within its pages we’ll meet the Southerner who savors spoonfuls of Vicks vapor rub for dessert, outruns crazed enthusiasts in a stampede at a fern sale, and travels back to the momentous day Nan’s finger was erroneously taken for bacon in a BLT. We’ll also find Graham’s mother’s refusal to recognize time zones and take a glance at the odd Holy image gracing Graham‘s master bedroom ceiling. In other words, we’re in for a damn good time. “I haven’t hit the wall yet, Tiffanie,” Graham explained to me in her thick, decadent twang. “There’s always something bizarre that happens everyday—rain, shine or hell and high water, there I am. See, I appreciate the art of the story. People aren’t telling

these stories any more like they used too. The long verbiage sitting on the porch—it was our tradition. The choreography of the South was our biggest gift and our biggest advantage. Now, it’s short hand and texting. Language and conversation certainly has changed. Everything is hurry, hurry hurry! Holy cats! It’s all moving so fast! Slow down!” Happily Graham admits she never received the memo about retiring into the Golden Age; she’s currently holding down her 17th year doing commentary on WHQR. She dishes on all things distinctly Southern, and there’s no sign she’ll stop. However, could we expect anything different from the mother of the oldest worldwide Cystic Fibrosis doublelung transplant survivor ? I think not. In fact, Graham’s seasoned eye, acutely tuned ear for the absurd, amusing and steadfast endurance regarding Southern life is exactly why “In a Magnolia Minute: Secrets of a Late Bloomer” is so important as a book-club read. “It will show a longer perspective of the old,” Graham says. “The way things were. It’s a pick-up and put down read that’s fun! God knows we need that.” Whether Yankee or native, “In a Magnolia Minute: Secrets of A Late Bloomer” will undoubtedly be noted within our book club as a notorious and essential field guide on all distinctive aspects of Southern life. Graham promises her work will remind readers that Southerners are full of tradition, and this certainly should warm our hearts with laughter during the cold weather and holiday season just over the horizon. As for my cold? I’m following Graham’s advice. I’m digging threw my father’s bar for some bourbon. “Have some,” she insisted. “If it doesn’t work the first time, have some more. It will work!” Nan Graham will be the featured speaker at the New Hanover Country Library-Northeast Branch, presented by the Friends of the Library this Thursday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. Two Sisters Bookery will handle book sales after the program, and Nan will be available to personally autograph copies.


Emotive Power and Voice: Atlantis literary magazine releases its fall 2010 edition

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he collegiate magazine of UNCW brings forth complete unity for creation of art in all forms. Students mull over its pages for months in advance, tinkering with layouts, editing and re-editing text, lightening or truncating pictures. The end result: Atlantis, which will be showcased in its fresh-from-thepress glory come Saturday, November 20th at Soapbox Laundro Lounge on the third floor. The release party for the publication is one of many Atlantis-sponsored events that take place throughout the Wilmington community. Tess Malijenovsky, the magazine’s 2010 editor in chief, as well as part founder of the UNCW Photography Club, has also interned with encore, not to mention garnered quite a few accolades during ger college career,. She took Seahawk Newspaper Rookie of the Year Award and Best Photographer Award (Student Media). She makes it a point to keep the pages of Atlantis interactive. “Aside from putting out a magazine once a semester,” she notes, “we like to put on events such as our open-mic nights, ‘Atlantis With Love,’ the second Tuesday of every month. The magazine just wrapped up a $100 ghost stories contest, co-hosted with The Talon Magazine, in October. “I can’t stress enough the importance of artists, writers and musicians checking out and supporting one another in our creative endeavors,” Malijenovsky says. The publication brings together prose, poetry, photographs and art from hundreds of student submissions across the UNC school system. In the end, the magazine stands to represent the creative drive to which writers, artists, musicians and others must relent in order to continuously create. The end result comes in boxes of glossy-bound books, all of which takes four months to create. Under the control of a new editorial staff, the 2010 fall edition will live up to the high regard of arts within our community. Malijenovsky explains: “We’ve revamped Atlantis with more journalistic feature articles on photographers, poets and art movements, and by introducing more of a cohesive theme to our layout, all the while concretizing the staples of the magazine, such as the submissions content we publish or the process article of the featured band.” Features consist of the No Boundaries international art movement, which has

by: Shea Carver

Atlantis Magazine Release Party Soapbox Laundro Lounge, third floor 255 N. Front Street November 20th, 9 p.m. Free, 21+; $3 otherwise Featuring music from Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine, Gypsy Fire and James Ethan Clark been a staple on the local scene for over a decade now, as its retreats take place on Bald Head Island. They also feature a piece on UNCW alumni Brandon Froville, who now pursues urban photography in New York City. Likewise, current encore intern and prodigal musician Justin Lacy takes on his own creative process playing with his band, the Swimming Machine. As part of the release party, Lacy’s band will headline the event, which will be prefaced by poetry readings, as well as music from classic rockers Gypsy Fire, along with an acoustic set from James Ethan Clark. The party will also display art work and photography throughout the venue, all the while celebrating and passing out the latest Atlantis. The theme of the fall edition focuses on the staff’s take of Art Nouveau, something that inspired 21-year-old Malijenovsky after seeing an exhibit at the Musee d’Orsay featuring the revival of the 20th century movement. Having lived in Paris for a month with a grandmother whom she’d never met opened her eyes to cultural revelations. “There were varying art pieces from concentric, multi-colored couches, to Grateful Dead vinyl album cover art, to glass coffee tables built with half-naked, dominatrix mannequins,” she explains. “I was inspired by how modern creative talent redefined a ‘dead’ art movement and, in turn, this exhibit inspired the fall issue’s theme.” Malijenovsky’s travels have added to her job, enriching her outlook for art, life and its marriage toward more engaging and interesting output. “Last year I studied abroad in Valencia, Spain, for five months and then worked a summer job outside of Geneva, Switzerland, at an international private school, College du Leman. I think my experience abroad taught me the virtue of patience, above all, because I was completely on my own in a Spanish university, not only in a new country with new

customs but with a language barrier—I’ll never take the immigrants experience for granted again.” Malijenovsky promises to continually strive for the magazine’s inclusiveness as part of Wilmington’s collective emotive

power and voice of the creative community during her final year of school. To support Atlantis, and especially Malijenovsky and her staff for publishing Wilmington’s primary literary magazine, head over to Soapbox on November 20th.

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by: Claude Limoges and the same motion—the inhale, the exhale, the vocal chords. All were a grand exchange with the world. It ran through his whole body as he threw himself into the moment. Like Martin, Chad was always all there. The most attractive girls, men, old ladies, the little soccer players he coached, they all sensed how he gave himself to them, and they seemed to wait to be around him again, the way one waits for the sun to come out. George’s role had always been to resent all this and to point out defects—that Chad’s hair smelled, that his teeth pushed out slightly like a rabbit, that he was secretly scared and worried of so much. George deemed it his personal calling to roll his eyes, insult, and bring his brother down to earth, even while George, also secretly, resentfully, admired him. Their mother was bent on fussing over Chad, polishing him, parading him around: “My son, my son, my son!” It seemed there was a rock cliff of everything Chad needed to be, and Chad was somewhere down in the middle, looking up. George had watched Chad charge

through the hall into his room, and slam the door and knew that something was taking him piece by piece away. His father tiptoed around Chad as if one or the other of them would break, shatter horribly, if there was speech. At the time George could not have articulated precisely what that was, only that they circled around each other like matador and bull, and they spoke so delicately to each other that one might miss the conversation. It was so quiet and subtle, as if they were conversing on the sly. That was all before things shattered, and before George cared to discover why. During his former days as a corporate manager, George had lived safe from too much involvement. Even in coming home to Melissa, the first thing he would do was channelsurf while she finished dinner. It seemed that back then he had gone years without a single meaningful exchange with anyone. It had been fine with him, as it had been fine for many years with his father, as if life were meant to be lived on autopilot. And Melissa helped with this general fog, for, hating confrontation, she would resort to “just drop it!” and leave the room before things got too heated. George could always count on that safety valve to rescue them from delving. So they lived for years tiptoeing around each other. Back then, George had known, also, the boundaries of his influence and was quick to point out when something he witnessed was not his problem. He inherited that from his father as well. He lost count of all the times when he was a boy, and he had pointed out from the car’s back seat, a hit animal that stood a chance of living, needing only for someone to stop and

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or two weeks, the Nogo Arcade stayed closed. Martin, George, Cheri and Ruth spent half those days together on the beach. It was a time for making no demands. They spent the other half in individual pursuits: Martin trying still to get to the bottom of what had happened to Nogo, and George pondering how he was going to tell his friends that he was leaving. He had interviewed for the sales and marketing management position two states away and had gotten the job. Surprising how perfect a fit it was, right down to the ability to create nice pie charts. Two suitcases packed in 15 minutes could hold all George had. He had never owned so little in his life, and he was not sure he wanted even to take that much. Among his possessions was a photo of his brother, Chad, in mid-jump, taken just after a soccer game. The team had thrown off their shirts and run around the field in wild antics, celebrating an unexpected victory over a longstanding rival. Behind Chad was a brilliant blue sky and the sun, so that he was backlighted— pristine, mouth open, his blue eyes wide, brows up. Suspended midair at 18 years old, he was yelling, taking in everything, and it seemed one

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take it to the vet. “Not my problem,” Jack would say without slowing down. “Probably has rabies. Would die on the way. Not on these seats. Get used to it, George; there’s a lot of suffering in this world.” And so on. Eventually, George discovered that the best way to get a thick skin was to acquire blind eyes. When he began to lose each alcove where his identity resided—first Melissa, then his home, then his job, then his bank account—George had not expected anyone else to notice or care. When his new friends reached out to him, he could not quite get used to the idea that someone could and obviously did care. Losing so much taught him nothing, whereas finding a new, real connection with people on a level he had always previously ignored called for him to change. So he did, awkwardly and incompletely, but also profoundly, and so much so that he had little confidence in how to be anymore. Some days, silently, he yearned to care less. He wanted to put up a force field against his grief over Nogo, his growing feelings for Cheri, his pride in the progress of the pupils he was tutoring in computer skills, and his reliance on Martin, who was always completely out there, who knew nothing about living on autopilot or shutting down in order to avoid pain. After going through his things and deciding what and what not to take, George tucked Chad’s photo in his coat pocket and set out for a coffee shop where his brother used to hang out. Someone there would know something about Leonard and where to find him.

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EcoLife: Winter gardening tips from Evan Folds

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rom the time my bare feet first hit the spur-filled Wilmington crabgrass, I’ve known the feel of a heavy garden rake in my hands. My pops would put on his white rubber boots and straw hat and merrily march out to his 60 x 90 foot plot of fertile ground hidden behind my grandparents’ ranch in Porters Neck. I would follow, dragging a rake or some other tool from the shed, and stand beside his feral vegetable garden, wandering by the mysteries that lay inside the tall green stalks as I scratched at a patch of sandy soil. Every summer my pops toiled in his garden, and every summer—holidays too— my family ate some of the best vegetables I’ve ever tasted. That garden sustained life for our family and our community. Evan Folds, eco-extraordinaire and visionary behind local businesses Progressive Gardens, Progress Earth, A Natural Approach and Soil to Soul, believes that we are stuck in a chemical agricultural rut. Paraphrasing a favorite philosopher, Rudolph Steiner, Folds is convinced that the processed and caloric-driven diets most Americans consume today are missing a vital ingredient to human survival. “Your food does not contain the life force that allows you to carry your will into action,” Folds explains. “It’s empty.” This “life force” is found in nutrient-rich foods that are harvested from the earth. Folds explains that in 1950, an average head of broccoli, a vegetable naturally rich in vitamins and fiber, had 12.5 grams of calcium. Today, that amount has been reduced to 4 grams; nutrients are being replaced with chemicals and enzymes. “We can eat a Big Mac and feel full,” he notes, “but we don’t know we’re malnourished until we get sick. There’s no malnourishment pain like a hunger pain. So, we can’t tell ourselves we are sick until we are [seeing symptoms], and that’s kind of the disconnect.” The best way to regain this “life force” is to grow food. There’s more than one way to get started, and our small coastal town is inundated with resources. Hardy veggies will grow, even in the Wilmington winter. “A garden,” as Folds points out, “is not that difficult, in the end. To get started with a winter garden, some basics will need to be taken care of: the tools (rake, hoe and spade); sunlight, at least six hours, so choose a place well-lit; and a spot close to home as to ensure more motivation when looking at it from the kitchen window. Vegetables and greens can be cultivated year-round in Wilmington, unless there is an unusu-

by: Claire LaSure ally harsh freeze. Good recommendations from Margaret Shelton of Shelton Herb Farms (340 Goodman Road) include carrots, radishes and broccoli and delicious, leafy greens like mustard, turnip, collards, cabbage, lettuce and kale. Wilmington is notorious for a pesky, sandy soil. However, gardeners can still make an agricultural haven out of it. The most important step, according to Folds, of jump-starting a grow-plan is finding the perfect balance of minerals in soil. You can get a soil test from a private lab to determine the pH and which nutrients need to be added or detracted from the soil; Progressive Gardens (6005 Oleander Drive) can help in finding appropriate resources. A compost pile, made from grass clippings, weeds, newspaper and other organic waste, can charge soil with microbes which nourish the plant. When plants have a natural balance of elements, like calcium, nitrogen and phosphorus, they are able to process energy and exchange microbes within the soil; the pH will always be balanced and the use of chemical fertilizers and plant food, which only feed the plant, not the soil, are avoided. A balanced mineral composition provides a strong, healthy base for plants during the cold temperatures and is most important for protection when planning a large-scale planting. Small-scale winter gardens require some other forms of safeguarding to prevent damage from the infiltrating frosts. Raised beds can simply be saran wrapped or covered with a sheet; if using plastic, the plants cannot be covered all day unless the sheets are well vented. Gardens can be protected with burlap using stakes in the ground, or by using hay bales to create cold frames. These frames provide instant insulation for your produce plants against rain and cold wind. Wire can be bent over the top of the bales and draped with cover to shelter the plants from the elements for the night. Thanks to Wilmington’s light winters, “You can grow a whole lot with just minimal protection and sometimes no protection” Shelton says. Folds insists, “You can’t know what’s in your food unless you grow it yourself.” Or

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perhaps, a neighbor grows it. Not only will this simple process of produce gardening bring nourishment to life, but it will enliven the community; members can share vegetables and gardening secrets, support one another, and relationships will improve. It doesn’t seem farfetched—my pops puts it into practice every year when he carries

his corn and watermelons to neighbors, doctors’ offices and churches in the back of his pickup truck. What Folds calls “the food movement” could change the way we look at our daily needs, and the community around us. Aldo Leopold, an American ecologist and environmentalist, wrote of a “land ethic” that “enlarges the boundaries of community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land.” To appreciate community, “the food movement” is leading us in steps from the ground up.

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Events K&M SPEED NETWORKING K&M Speed Networking: Tues, 11/23, 11:45am2pm, Harold W. Wells & Son 5 N. 3rd St., downtown Wilmington. Other events in Ocean Isle Beach, Leland, Southport, and North Myrtle Beach. First event is free for new attendees; $10 due otherwise for non-members.Annual membership includes unlimited visits to events, reserving a spot in our Business Directory which will hit up to 20K businesses/individuals from Wilmington to MB, and more. Light lunch provided. RSVP to Kerry.Kasotsky@yahoo.com. Bring lots of biz cards and door prizes! NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CFCC invites public to celebrate Native American heritage and culture throughout November by attending and participating a number of events. CFCC’s Native American Heritage Month committee is dedicated to the continued recognition and preservation of the local, state and national cultural traditions of Native American communities. Free and open to the public. Native American Heritage Month Program Children’s Museum of Wilmington Craft Activities, through 11/19, 116 Orange St. (3:45pm-5pm) • Forum: Climate Control, Wed., 11/17, CFCC

Auditorium S-002 (1-3pm) • Waccamaw-Siouan Dancers, Fri, 11/19, CFCC Library (2:30pm) • Native American Heritage Month Program Children’s Museum of Wilmington, Youth Parade Closing Ceremony with the Waccamaw-Siouan Dancers, Fri., 11/19, 116 Orange St. (4pm) • Point/Artifact Identification, Sat., 11/20, CFCC Library (10am-2pm) • A Campus Art Show Celebrating Native American Heritage MonthCFCC Library, through Tues, 11/23.

11/18: POWER BREAKFAST SERIES

Presented by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, the Power Breakfast Series will take place at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside at 301 N. Water Street this Thursday at 7:30 a.m. There will be networking and dining, as well as a panel discussion with three of Wilmington’s most successful entrepreneurs, Earl Galleher, Brett Martin and Robert Preville. Tickets are only $35 a seat and can be purhcased by calling (910)0 343-8600, ext. 201.

362-7111 or nahm@cfcc.edu. POWER BREAKFAST SERIES 11/18: Breakfast and networking: 7:30-8:30am; panel discussion, 8:30-10am. Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water St. Three of Wilmington’s most successful entrepreneurs/CEOs—Earl Galleher, Basho Technologies; Brett Martin, Castle Branch; and Robert Preville, Global Test Supply—will talk about the strategies they employ to keep their companies growing regardless of the current circumstance. Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which UNCW hosts locally 11/16-18. Moderator: Jonathan RoweDirector, UNCW Entrepreneurship Center. $35/seat or $350/table of 10. 910-343-8600 x201 or wilmingtonbiz.com. USS GRAVELY The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely will dock at the NC State Ports for public tours, 11/17-19. Advance online reservations rqd;. parking at the N.C. State Port (2202 Burnett Blvd., Wilmington). Ticketholders hould arrive at least 15 minutes prior. Tickets: http://ussgravelycommissioning.com SAFETY FAIR As part of our annual employee Safety Fair, residents are invited to bring outdated or sensitive documents to a free shredding event. Sponsored by Shred-It, NC, the free shredding will be held in the College Rd parking lot of the New Hanover County Government

Center on 11/17, 11am-2pm. Residents Invited to come inside the government center and view and receive information that could help them live safer lives. Various county departments will have information on hand dealing with pet safety, severe weather, fire prevention and more. Vendors will have exhibits on safety around the home, and representatives from the Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc will be on hand to help raise awareness of the pervasive problem of domestic abuse. Free. 230 Government Center Drive, between Eastwood and College Roads. ANIWAVE 11/20: Programming for Aniwave 2010 includes films screenings, cultural workshops, cultural demonstrations, cosplay, cosplay contest, guest voice actors, an artist’s gallery, artist and merchandise vendors and door prizes. Full-length Japanese Anime and live action movies, original cideo animations and select episodes of Anime series will be screened. Workshops and panels, such as voice acting panel and fan-dubbing, to take place. Pofessional photography for attendees who cosplay and cosplay contest—a costume craftsmanship and presentation contest. Prizes awarded. Tea Ceremony demonstration, Iaido and Aikido demonstration and The Garden of the Spring Wind Dojo, led by Keith and Deborah McDuffie. Local artists will have a change to display and sell their Japanese culture, Anime and Manga inspired art. More to come! Pre-reg. membership: $5/person, and includes access to all of the events held at the festival, as well as a commemorative badge. Dorr rates: $6 or $7. Whitney Rooks: press@aniwave. org, or Alejandro Canosa, director@aniwave.org. www.aniwave.org ESPN SPORSTACULAR 11/20, 9am-8pm, Legion Stadium, sports resale event to raise money for Rock Solid teams, local booster clubs, athletic teams and organizations in Wilmington and surrounding areas. $20/space, and first 5 orgs to sinup get a free space. All monies go back to your organization. Pulic will enjoy the sale, concessions, face painting, scrimmage games by Rock Solid baseball teams, exhibition game, pie-on-face contest, raffles and more! Middle of Island will serve preorder plates from 11am3pm; $11, fletcher@coastalathletics.net. www. rocksolidteams.com. 910-452-5836,. 27TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FLOTILLA 27th annual North Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach: Fri., 11/26: 5:30pm. Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa at Wrightsville Beach Park • 7pm, “Anchor’s Away” Holiday Flotilla party at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort with music by The Four Knights (admission is $35 per person) • Sat., 11/27, 10am-4pm: Festival in the Park at Wrightsville Beach Park, w/arts, crafts and family-friendly activities; 6pm, Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks. Ashley Miller: 910-538-9270 or hearnemill@aol.com. www.ncholidayflotilla.org

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ISLAND OF LIGHTS HOLIDAY EVENTS The Lighting at the Lake Celebration: Fri., 11/26, 7pm, feat. the president of The Island of Lights committee, Pleasure Island mayors and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard and display the Flag for the singing of the National Anthem. Families can walk one mile around the lake to view the beautiful lighted displays. Santa will visit the celebration and free cocoa will be served prior to Light up. Chris Stanton: 910-458-6885. • The Island of Lights Christmas ParadePleasure Island: Fri., 12/3, 7:30pm. Proceeds from Atlanta Avenue down Lake Park Boulevard to the Federal Point Plaza in Carolina Beach, feat. Floats, bands and Santa Claus. Francis Massey: (910) 458-5507 or fmassey@ charter.net. • The Pleasure Island Christmas Flotilla: Sat., 12/4, 6ppm. Feat. fishing boats and pleasure craft electrically decorated with thousands of lights


present a spectacular display on the Intracoastal Waterway, cruising from Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. Boats compete for prizes and add to the wonderful holiday spirit. A panel of judges choose the winners. Application to enter Flotilla: Kathie Winseck, (910) 458-0211 • The Pleasure Island Tour of Homes: Sat., 12/11: Self-guided tour through some of Pleasure Island’s most beautiful homes when they are decorated for the holidays. Tickets will be available at businesses on Pleasure Island. James Allen: 910-458-7116. • The Pleasure Island New Year Celebration: 12/31, 9pm, Kure Beach, near the pier. Giant lighted beach ball being dropped at midnight, followed by a spectacular fireworks demonstration. Free familyfriendly event w/DJ and dancing; refreshments available for purchase. Raffle, with the winner taking home the original artwork for the Christmas card and ornament. www.islandoflights.org CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA 2nd Annual Christmas by the Sea held on the Boardwalk in Carolina Beach begins with the Lighting of the Boardwalk, 11/26, 7:30pm, following the Lighting at the Lake. Kickoff event features live music, local dignitaries, the lighting of the Boardwalk coves, a live nativity and many more fun family activities. Events held every Saturday through 12/18, 5-9pm, w/free activities including a fire pit with storytelling, puppet shows, hot chocolate and marshmallows, a live nativity, arts and crafts with ornament making, and of course the kids can visit Santa in his workshop! www. boardwalkmakeover.org

a fun time for all! The parade starts at N. Front and Walnut Sts., heading south on Front St. to Orange St., then down to Water St., where it heads back north. City of Wilmington: 910-341-4602 • 12/11, 9:30am: Santa Claus Cruise. Cape Fear Riverboats presents the 22nd annual cruise to benefit the Wilmington Salvation Army’s Food Pantry. Admission to this event is 6 non-perishable food items that go directly to local families in need during the holidays. 910343-1611 or 800-676-0162, www.CFRboats.com. • 12/18-24: 7-10pm. Christmas Caroling Carriage Rides. Come and sing Christmas carols with Santa and his “Special Reindeer” while enjoying the decorative lights of downtown area. 910-251-8889 or www.horsedrawntours.com. Chris Andrews: 216-374-8884. cdowntownbusinessalliance.org THALIAN HALL Sat., 12/4: The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concert— 17-member handbell choir pairs holiday songs with hits from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Queen to become a typical night with the un-typical Raleigh Ringers. main stage • Wed., 12/15: Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton—Canada’s fiddling royalty hosts a holiday concert that will peel the wreaths off the walls with ferocious foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-wrenching ballads and world-class step dancing; main stage. www.thalianhall.org 910632-2285 or 800-523-2820 310 Chestnut St.

11/20: EVOLUTION SPA

November is American Diabetes Month, and Evolution Salon and Spa will donate a percentage of its sales on the 20th to the foundation. The goal is to help raise awareness and education about the prevention and control of diabetes. The salon is now located at 1650 Military Cutoff Road, and appointments can be made by calling (910) 799-7679. Visit online for their list of services, www.evolutionofhair.com.

ENCHANTED AIRLIE Airlie Gardens’ world of holiday fantasy each Fri/Sat during “Enchanted Airlie,” 11/2612/21. Shows also offered Mon., 12/20 and Tues, 12/21. A glittering landscape of lighted oaks and twinkling displays in a coastal garden setting, with illuminated large oaks, small native trees, holiday flowers, elegant displays, a large outdoor garden train and leisurely nighttime strolls through 30 acres, enhanced by live music. Each evening, Airlie’s gates will open for two sessions of self-guided tours: 5pm-7pm or 7pm-9pm. Tickets valid for one of the two sessions and must be purchased in advance at www. airliegardens.org and in-person at Airlie’s Garden Service Center (9am-4pm). Tickets must be purchased before 4:pm for the night of the event. Tickets $5 for adults and $4 for children (ages 4-12). Children under age 3 admitted free. Parking is limited and a $3 pre-purchased parking pass is required for each vehicle with general admission, no exceptions. A “green” ticket option is available, whereby admission and parking is $20 per carload (excludes large multi-passenger vans and buses). 300 Airlie Rd. 910-798-7700

DBA HOLIDAY SEASON OF CELEBRATION DBA: Season of Celebration, through 12/25. • 11/19-21: The Nutcracker Ballet w/the Wilmington Ballet Company, Main Stage at Thalian Hall. See the amazing variety of dances come to life.910632-2285 or www.thalianhall.org. • 11/26, 5:45pm: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.DBA and the City of Wilmington’s annual downtown Christmas tree lighting, starts off with entertainment by the New River Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Mayor Bill Saffo will join us to help with the tree lighting countdown. A special visit by Mr. & Mrs. Claus will also arrive to meet with all the children! • 11/2612/19: 2nd Annual Trees For Charities Event. Visit several downtown businesses who will be hosting a tree for their local charity of choice and purchase a chance to win one or several. See all the unique themed trees. Proceeds go to the charity. Winners for ea. tree drawn on Sun. 12/19. Participating businesses: www.dbawilmington.org or pick up map at Crescent Moon at The Cotton Exchange. • 11/26 - 12/19: Visit Santa at The Cotton Exchange each Sat., 12-4pm, and ea. Sun., 1-4pm. Santa will have one last visit on Thurs., 12/23, noon-4pm, before heading home to the North Pole to ready his sleigh. • 12/4-5: 37th Annual Old Wilmington By Candlelight Tour: Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear once again sponsors this traditional holiday event. For tickets or other information visit www.latimerhouse.org or 910-762-0492. • 12/5, 5pm, Wilmington Holiday Parade. Bring the family down for the annual holiday parade, it’s sure to be

Charity/Fund-raisers JINGLE BELL BALL 5th annual Jingle Bell Ball benefits The Historical Society of Topsail Island, Sat., 12/4, 6:30pm, Topsail Island Assembly Building—dinner, dancing and cocktails! GA, non-reserved seats, $40/person; 910-358-4143. RSVP sponsor tables for parties of up to eight, $75/person; 910-547-8312 (includes some special perks.) Make check(s) payable to: HSTI Jingle Bell Ball, PO Box 3707, Topsail Beach, NC 28445. Along with payment please, include each attendee’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Gaylene Branton: 910-389-8776 FUR BALL 12/4, 6:30-10:30pm. Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Black tie, red carpet fund raising gala w/proceeds benefitting non-profit organizations: Pender County Humane Society and Adopt-An-A.N.G.E.L. $75, 21 + only. Includes wine, beer, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, live music with 360 Degrees and DJ Shorehound productions, psychic Katherine Turner, auction and more! Men’s Wearhouse will give $20 discount for all tux’s rented for the Wilmington Fur Ball (Independence Mall Location only). www. wilmingtonfurball.com/ HOLIDAY CHEER COMMUNITY AUCTION 12/4: Live and silent bidding on a wonderful selection of items, including beach house weekends, antiques, original art, messages, facials, etc. etc. Auction will reature live music, hors d\’oeuvres and a wine and beer tasting. Join us for an early evening of fun! (910)232-2238 FOURTH FRIDAY FUNDRAISER Fourth Friday Gallery Nights Fundraiser, 11/19, 710pm, hosted by Art Soup, at Caffe Phoenix. Formal presentation of donated art materials to a local public school art classroom. Teacher Chelsea Engle from

West Pender Middle School in will be present to accept a multitude of art supplies purchased through various Art Soup fundraising efforts. Art Soup will unveil ArtBalls, too, an affordable, original art work for sale to the public in “gumball” machines that dispense those familiar 2” plastic toy capsules. Each ball costs $1 and contains an original piece of artwork from various local artists of all ages and skill levels. Some traditional, some contemporary, all handmade from paint, found objects, clays, paper, jewelry, etc. Inside each Art Ball along with the art is a small insert with the artist’s name, website and contact information. All pieces of artwork are donated and used to fund future projects for Art Soup. The end result is supporting the arts as well as promoting the artist and of course the inevitable personal amusement. First machine available to peruse and purchase from at the Fourth Friday Gallery Nights Fund-raiser and after will be placed in a prominent location in the downtown area during the holidays. Any artists interested in contributing to this ongoing project: 910-620-2047 or info@art-soup.org EVOLUTION SPA Evolution Salon & Spa will donate a percentage of its sales on 11/20 to support diabetes research. November is American Diabetes Month, a specific time to heighten awareness surrounding the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of prevention and control. Evolution Salon & Spa has moved to a new location at 1650 Military Cutoff Road and is using this as a time to support research in honor of the family of owner Herbie Coombs, some of whom suffer from the disease. Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm; Sat, 9am-5pm. (910) 799-7679. www. evolutionofhair.com LEUKEMIA AND LYMNPHOMA BENEFIT Leukemia and Lymphoma Benefit at Front Street Brewery: 11/20, 5-8:30pm, at Front Street Brewery’s Beam Room. A beer and food tasting, silent auction and raffle with live music! Ticket for entry also enters you into our raffle for awesome prizes. Plus, we will have a 50/50 cash raffle.Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at Front Street Brewey, 9 N. Front St., 910-540-7455. Space limited! TURKEY TROT 2.4 mi. trot benefits Habitat for Humanity Thanksgiving morning, 11/25, 7:30am: $20 adv. reg. or $25 day of; walkers, $15. Children 10 & under walk/ run free. The Loop at Wrightsville Beach Park; run/ walk begins 8:30am. www.WilmingtonTurkeyTrot. com 762-4744, x100 or info@capefearhabitat.org GALLOP FOR THE GRAVY 5K Wilmington West Rotary will hold the 4th annual ‘Gallop for the Gravy’ 5K run/1-mile Walk on Thanksgiving Day, 11/25, to benefit local and Rotary charities. Start time: 8am at the Wilmington Family YMCA, with the registration table opening at 6am sharp. The course, which begins and ends at the Y, winds through the Forest Hills neighborhood. Music, special prizes and fun throughout the morning, race results and a one-ofa-kind awards ceremony will happen at the finish line. A post-gallop assortment of free snacks and beverages available to participants. $25 entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt commemorating the 2010 Gallop. Proceeds benefit organizations such as UNCW, Cape Fear Community College, Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, the Wilmington Family YMCA and End Polio Now, a Rotary International project. 343-9614 ANGEL TREE 2010 Methodist Home for Children: Christmas Angel Tree Program. Put up an Angel Tree in your church or business, and we will provide the Angel’ with a child’s wishes to be hung on the tree the month of November. Select an angel and help make Christmas morning bright for a child or family. Regina Hawse:910-471-6088 or rhawse@mhfc.org; Brian Wylie: 910-538-2091 or bwylie@mhfc.org A NIGHT WITH SANTA “A Night with Santa” is a benefit to help raise money for the Rite CareCenters of NC schools that help children with learning disabilities. A show of family fun, singing, laughter, interacting with the audience. Scottish Rite Temple, 17th St. $14, adults, children 12 and under, $8. Marty: 616-3126 or www. anightwithsanta.com HAIRSPRAY

TechMoja Dance Co. presents “Hairspray” 11/19-21 and 26-28, 8pm, with Sun. matinees at 3pm. Hannah Block Historic USO 120 S. Second St. Direction and choreography by Kevin Lee-y Green. Tickets: $18 adult or $15 students/seniors, (910) 341-7860. BROWN COAT PUB AND THEATRE Writing Letters: Set in 1990 just before the world becomes a cyberplayground, when mail was more exciting then just receiving bills and sales-flyers. Josh Spaulding moves to Atlanta, andstarts a correspondence with the old tenant’s mail addressees, which turns the show into a romantic comedy. Runs through 11/18-21, 8pm; Sun matinees, 5pm. Weekly live sitcom “Sides” presents its final season every Mon., 9pm. Free admission! On 12/13 will be the 50th episode and two-hour series finale with special wrap party with cast after. Special Wrap Party with the Cast to follow performance. • Downtown WilmingtonTues night trivia, 10pm. • Friday and Saturday night karaoke, 10pm. • Sundays: Poetry night at 8pm; karaoke at 10pm. • $5. 111 Grace St., www.guerillatheatre. com. (910) 341-0001 POLAR EXPRESS FAMILY SHOW 12/4-5,11-12,18-19, 4:30 & 6:30pm The Polar Express returns for annual holiday favorite. With your golden ticket, hear the story and visit with Santa. A special “first gift” for kids and hot chocolate, too. Space is limited, so shows are by prepaid reservation only—may purchase by credit card over phone. $5, under age 2, free. (910)763-2634 BIG DAWG PRODUCTIONS “Holly Follies, A Christmas Comedy Sampler” is comin’ to town, w/six matinee performances beginning 12/3 at the Cape Fear Playhouse. Playwright Kathryn Martin teams up with Big Dawg Productions to present three one-act, holiday-themed comedies—”No Fly,” “A Little Christmas Magic” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”—complete with holiday goodies! Shows are at 2pm Fri-Sun, Dec. 3-5 and 10-12, at the Playhouse. $12 general admission, with holiday treats included. 910-341-7228 or www. bigdawgproductions.org. Cape Fear Playhouse, downtown Wilmington. 613 Castle St. OKLAHOMA The Upper Room Theatre Company, Wilmington’s Christian community theatre company, will perform the Broadway musical “Oklahoma,” with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, on 11/19-21 at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation’s Ministry Center, 7500 Market St. Shows at 7pm, with 3pm matinees on 11/14 and 21. Tickets: $7 for children under 12; $10 for adults; www. upperroomtheatre.org or by calling (910) 686-9203. Story revolves around the budding romance of its main characters through their dreams of the future and their fear of the unknown. CREATIVE DRAMA AND PUPPETRY Creative Drama & Puppetry Workshop, 11/20-12/18, ages 8-12. Sat., 10am-11:30am, $40. Dowtown at the Cape Fear Playhouse. stageworksyouth.org CITY STAGE THEATER City Stage: (910) 264-2602. www.citystageatlevel5. com • Santaland Diaries: 11/26-28, 12/3-5, 10-12. • Chicago: 12/30- 1/2, 1/7-9, 14-16, 2123, 28-30. All shows at City Stage, downtown Wilmington. citystagetheatre@gmail.com. GLEE PERFORMANCE CLUB GLEE class now offered at The Performance Club Studio Theater! On-going Wednesday’s 6-6:45pm. Visit PerformanceClubKids.com or call 910-3383378 for more information on all classes. • Openings for “Holiday Spectacular”! A seasonal performance for young actors.Directed by LJ Woodard. Class rehearsals start in November. • “Free to Be...You and Me” 12/11! 50-seats open! Character-educational piece with music, skits and a media surprise that will include Wilmington’s local celebrities! Cast includes kids and teens from Wilmington. Open for one weekend only! Topics include stereotypes, non judgement, diversity, ignorance and discrimination and a lot of humor (written by Mel Brooks and Rob Reiner)! 6624 Gordon Rd, Studio B. 910338-3378 or performanceclub@me.com. www. PerformanceClubKids.com IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Thalian Association presents the Wilmington premiere of “White Christmas.” A heartwarming

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musical adaptation features 17 Berlin songs, following veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who have found showbiz successful following World War II. With romance in mind, they follow a duo of singing sisters to a Vermont lodge, which they discover is owned by their former army commander who has fallen on hard times. “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “Count Your Blessings,” “How Deep Is the Ocean?” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” 12/919, Thalian Hall; Thurs-Sat, 8pm, and Sund., 3pm. $25 w/student and group discounts. 910-632-2285 or etix.com. DIVIDING THE ESTATE Thalian Association will hold auditions for the Wilmington premiere of the award-winning play ‘Dividing the Estate’ by Horton Foote on Mon/Tues, 12/13-14, 7-9:30pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St., downtown Wilmington. Roles available for men and women, African-American and Caucasian, 20s-70s. No prepared material required. The production, directed by Laurene Perry, runs 2/3-6 at Thalian Hall. MULLIGANS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS The Mulligan’s family reunions are never a dull event, a mix of Irish Catholic and their Italian Southern-inLaws, the Kelly’s. Once a year, the Mulligans and the Kellies try to bury the hatchet in the hopes of gaining a little holiday cheer. But this year, they may want to bury the hatchet in Fiona, the new bride, who wants the perfect holiday dinner. A host of ysfunctional fun, with singing, dancing and mistletoe. 11/266, 12/2, 9 and 16. Adults: $40 and kids,$20. Front St. Brewery, 910-232-6611, porchtheatre.com.

BRASS BY CANDLELIGHT The Carolina Brass Quintet plays Brass by Candlelight at historic St. Mary Church, 12/5, 6:30-7:30pm. Chamber Music Wilmington; tickets at Kenan Box Office, 910-962-3500. A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Steve Field , will present “A Classic Christmas,” Mon, 12/6, 7:30pm. Special performance feat. “O Holy Night,” Still, Still, Still” and “Carol of the Bells,” as well as selections from Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat, along with Ralph Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols. 1st Presbyterian Church, 125 S. 3rd St. Free but donations gracefully be accepted. www.carolinavocalarts.org or 910960-SING NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT New Horizons Band Concert at Independence Mall at Time Warner/JCPenney entrances for adults who play music “just for the fun of it.” (910)371-6175 TALLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The Tallis Chamber Orchestra will be performing a “Baroque Christmas Concert” to benefit the Good Sheperd Center, Mon, 12/20, 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N. 16th St. Soprano

AUDITION FOR ARTS POETICA IV Dancers & Choreographers Needed for Cape Fear Community College’s Highly Acclaimed Arts Poetica IV; paid performance. Audition time and place TBA. To get your audition material, contact Marlowe Moore mmoore@cfcc.edu or Gena McKinley gmckinley@cfcc.edu. (910)362-7564

11/19: NO BOUNDARIES

Music/Concerts

MUSIC ON MARKET Market Fine Art’s free concert, “Mass of the Children.” Sat., 11/20, 7:30pm, Sanctuary at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St. Attached is additional information on this concert. Sharon Miller: 762-9393 ext. 212 or smiller@sacpc.org, CAPE FEAR CHORALE Cape Fear Chorale and orchestra, under the direction of Jerry S. Cribbs, will present its 2010 Fall concert on Sun, 11/21, 4pm, Grace Methodist Church, 401 Grace St. Concert includes the first movement of John Rutter’s Magnificat, and carols composed or arranged by Rutter. All-volunteer Chorale celebrates 12 years with two concerts annually; free and open to the public.Concert expenses are funded through tax-deductible contributions. www.capefearchorale.org. WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wilmington Symphony presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” for the holidays, Sat., 12/4, 8pm, w/matinee Sun., 12/5, 4pm, Kenan Auditorium, UNCW. Conducted by Steven Errante, feat. UNCW Opera Outreach Project and Girls Choir of Wilmington. “Hansel and Gretel will be

76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639

Art ART SOUP Art Soup, a local nonprofit arts organization, and Tidal Creek Cooperative presents Transitory, an art exhibition featuring the collected works of Rachel Kastner and Colleen Ringrose, on display through Jan. 2011. 5329 Oleander Dr, Suite 204. 910-799-2667 NO BOUNDAIRES A reknowned artist from our Wilmington Sister City in Belize, as well as artists from Spain, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, and the United States will paint on Bald Head Island, through 11/19, at the seventh No Boundaries International Art Colony. The goal of No Boundaries is to give artists and the community a forum for free expression and crosscultural dialogue. No Boundaries is essential to the global community in its ability to imagine and realize a future filled with diverse voices that are heard with empathy. The fruits of this dynamic meeting will be shared with the public in an exhibition at Acme Art Studios with an exhibition gala, Sat., 11/20, 6-10pm.

The No Boundaries International Art Colony will showcase its latest works, devised at a Bald Head Island retreat, at ACME Art Studios this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exhibition gala reveals a representation of diversity from artists worldwide, and opens cross-cultural dialogue and free expression. The studio is located downtown at 711 North 5th Avenue, and the show is open to the public.

NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Every week at Nutt St: Tues. and Wed. Improv with the “Nutt House” troupe ($5 cover and $1 Front St draft beer);Thurs. Open Mic Stand-up; Fri. and Sat.: Nationally Touring Comedians:. Schedule: 11/1920: Jesse Joyce. 8pm doors; 9pm show . Tickets $10/$12 • 12/3-4: Vic Henley . 8pm doors; 9pm show. Tickets $10/12. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. www.nuttstreet.com. 910-520-5520

MOLASSES CREEK CONCERT Circle Entertainment presents Molasses Creek, who is currently promoting their new release, “More Better Molasses Creek.” High-energy acoustic group, 7pm, Sat., 11/20, Playhouse 211 in Southport! Please, bring canned goods to share with those in our community who are less fortunate. Tickets: $15/person, or two for $25. Ken Perrin: keyfla@gmail.com or 910-274-3971, 4320 Southport-Supply Rd., right across from Brunswick Electric in St. James Plaza.

7:30pm, Intermediate 8pm. Dancing till 11pm. $5 cover. • Line dance lessons w/Barbara Braak, 7:30pm; country line dancing, 9:30. Coming Thurs, 11/4: Band of Oz, 8:30pm. • Fri.: Salsa Night begins with Argentine Tango lessons, 7:30pm. $5 cover. Salsa Lessons, 9:30pm & DJ Lalo. Open till 2:30am. • Sat.: Salsa w/DJ LaLo, free, 9pm till close. Carolina Lounge, 910 791-7595.

Wilmington’s first locally staged operatic production with full orchestral accompaniment. Dinner before the show offered at Medline Suite, UNCW, 12/4, 6pm, $28/person. RSVP and prepay: 791-9262. Concert tickets: 962-3500 or 1-800-732-3643. www. wilmingtonsymphony.org.

Sara Westermark will sing the Christmas Cantata by Scarlatti. Other music by Corelli, Torelli and Charpentier. Free, donations accepted for the Good Sheperd Center. 620-7207.

Dance BEGINNER BALLROOM Beginner ballroom for absolute beginners starts Mon., 11/22; Friday Night Dance Club: 7:30-10:30 11/19 and every Fri except Thanksgiving, 11/2428. Intro lesson early, $7, $5/HS/College w/id. Less than 1 mi. from UNCW. 4523 Franklin Ave, Singles/couples. Across from Cinema Dr, Corner Kerr and Franklin, workshops. www. BallrooomDanceSportNC.com. 910 799-2001 CAPE FEAR CONTRA DANCERS Cape Fear Contra Dancers presents Tuesday Night Contra Dances every 2nd and 4th Tues. at 7:309:30pm at the 5th Ave United Methodist Church, 409 South 5th Ave. in Downtown Wilmington. Admission is $3; offers live band and caller, dress casually, family atmosphere with contemporary American Folk Dance. Singles and couples are invited to come. Date are: 11/23. Phoebe Hood: 270-3363. WILMINGTON SINGLES CLUB 12/3: DJ Robert Clemmons, American Legion Post 10 • 12/10: DJ Buddy Langley , American Legion Post 10 • 12/17: Classic Collections Band, Am. Legion Post 10 (Members $10; guests $15). Members $8; Guests $10. Kathleen: 232-3315 or www.wilmingtonsingles.blogspot.com CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Tues.: Free shag lessons with Brad White. Beginner

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FOURTH FRIDAY 2011 CALL As we begin organizing the 2011 series of Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, downtown Wilmington, we are searching for any and all galleries, studios and art spaces in the downtown Wilmington area that would like to be involved in this monthly event. Participation is easy. You simply agree to open your doors to the public on the fourth Friday of every month, 6-9pm. If you have something else you’d need to take off during a certain month, simply close the door and post a sign. Participation includes a nominal and meager one-time fee. Your business is added to all posters and 10,000 maps/brochures distributed throughout the year. Print and radio advertisements included as well. Fourth Fridays are self-guided tours, free to the public to enjoy local galleries and studios in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Participants showcase art and art-related events, host receptions, artist discussions, live music, and feature wine, food and other traditional and non-traditional art-based activities.Steven Gibbs: 910-620-2047 or info@art-soup for more information or to sign up. Feel free to stop by our Fourth Friday fund-raiser at Caffe Phoenix, 11/19, 7pm. www. art-soup.orgwww.wilmingtonfourthfridays.com

UNCW ANN FLACK BOSEMAN GALLERY UNC Wilmington’s Ann Flack Boseman Galleryannounces its 2010-11 exhibition calendar, covering a diverse collection of media. • Meredith Connelly’s Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show: through 12/12, Boseman Gallery (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor). Selected annually by the faculty of the Department of Art & Art History, the scholarship is endowed through the generosity of Mark Griffi s and Dave Robertson in honor of Ms. Boseman. The award, which is a merit-based honor, consists of tuition support, as well as a solo exhibition. Shane Fernando, (910) 962-7972 or fernandol@uncw.edu. MJ CUNNINGHAM AT ZIABIRD Artist Reception for MJ Cunningham at Ziabird in Lumina Station, 11/19, 6-8pm. “Horizons” will be on display through 12/27—a body of landscapes focused on horizons or possibilities or even dreams. Finger food and beverages provided. Free and open to public. 1900 Eastwood Road Suite 9. www.ziabird. com. (910) 208-9650 ART FOR THE MASSES Sat., 11/20, 11am-5pm: 10th Art for the Masses, featuring local fine art for $25-$250. A one-day

event for local fine artists to sell their work directly to the public. No gallery, no middleman, no wine, no cheese, just hardcore capitalism. Artists set-up: Fri., 11/19, 3-8pm. Location to be determined. Jenni Harris: aftm@creativewilmington.com SILVER COAST WINERY LABEL CONTEST Silver Coast Winery hosts an art competition for the creation of its’ newest wine label for an oakaged Port Wine hand-crafted in true Mediterranean style. $500 awarded, w/ recognition on the label (label will become the property of Silver Coast Winery). Submissions no larger than 8” x 10.” Deadline: 11/20. Final label dimensions: 2” x 4,” in full color. Applications: www.silvercoastwinery. com . Include contact info and a brief bio; events@ silvercoastwinery.com. SPECTRUM ART GALLERY 2nd Annual Paint Around benefit event for DREAMS of Wilmington. Feat: Jane Faudree, Kristin Gibson, Ann Hair, Nancy Noel May and Phil Meade. All five artists will sign all five canvases, w/ resulting artworks raffled off to benefit DREAMS of Wilmington, a local organization that provides arts training and education to local youth. $5 or 5/ $20 tickets purchased at Spectrum through 11/20. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Final drawing on 20th at 5pm. Raffle tickets available at Spectrum Art and Jewelry: 1125-H Military Cutoff Rd. www. SpectrumArtAndJewelry.com or 910-256-2323. GOLDEN GALLERY The Golden Gallery presents Spiritual Awakenings, an exhibit of bright contemporary new artwork by Sis Tyler. 311 N. Front St. (910)762-4651 IRREFERENCE Colleen Ringrose, painter and mixed media artist, presents \”Irreference.\”—encaustic and digital copy transfers, focusing on the intersection of pictures of people and text. 621N4TH Gallery. On display thorugh 12/3; 910)520-3325 BOTTEGA EVENTS Paperrazi exhibit, 2D and 3D paper art work from a variety of artists. Closing reception Sat,, 11/20, 8pm-midnight, with tarot card readings, fortune tellers and live musical performances.• Mon.: Old Skool Video Game Night and Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). • Tues: Starving Artist and open-mic night • Wed.Weekly Wine Tastings, 7pm • 11/25: Thanksgiving dinner for regulars at Bottega. • Call to artists: Submissions for our Spring 2011 exhibition—recent or new works created by people with developmental and physical disabilities. All styles, medium and creative processes welcome. 2 jpeg images by 3/1/2011. 208 N. Front St. 910-7633737, www.bottegagallery.com. www.myspace. com/bottegagallery. PROJEKTE “Paperazzi,” co-curated exhibit consisting of 2D and 3D works of art created entirely on paper by local and regional artists. Closing reception Sat,, 11/20, 8pmmidnight, with tarot card readings, fortune tellers and live musical performances. • “Figure Study,” oil on canvas, Bonnie EnglandOngoing events: Sun., 6-8pm, Figure Drawing, $10. • Mon, Yoga Class ; 6:30-7:30pm, “pay-what-you-can”; Tues: Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30pm, “pay-what-you-can”; Belly-Dancing Class, 7:30-9pm, $15/class or $50/4 classes. • Wed.: African Drum Class, 6:30-7:30pm, $10; 1st Wed. ea. month: Diva Made—a discussion group for and about creative women ; 7:30-9pm, free event. • Thurs: Wine tasting, 6-8pm, free. Every other Thursday: Thursday Theater, 7-9pm, Projekte Jazz, feat. the CFCC Jazz Ensemble, 9pm-midnight, free. • Fri: Pole Dancing Class, 10:30am, $20/class. Projekte Rock ; 8:30 - 11pm, a free event. 1st Friday of every month: Drum Circle, 7-9m, free. Jazz in the Projekte, 9pm-midnight, free. 4th Friday of every month: 4th Friday Gallery Walk and Artist reception, 7-9pm, free. • Sat: Projekte Rock, 8:30-11pm, free. 2nd Saturday of every month: Creative Exchange, 2-5pm, $15 for booth rental for artists, free to public. 523 South 3rd St. 910-352-0236 or theprojekte@ gmail.com. TRANSITORY Art Soup, a local nonprofit arts organization, and Tidal Creek Cooperative presents Transitory, an art exhibition featuring the collected works of Rachel Kastner and Colleen Ringrose, on display through Jan. 2011. 5329 Oleander Dr, Suite 204. 910-799-2667


Holiday book signing and open house, 12/2, 1-4pm. Over 20 local authors are expected to participate. We hope you’ll come out to support them. Book topics include mystery, romance and other fiction; nonfiction categories—self-help, history, tourism, poetry and finance; plus books especially for children. Authors will be on hand for signing. Meander through the gallery enjoying refreshments and speaking one-onone with the authors. No reservations necessary.

8-9am and 9-10am. Geared for seniors.; suitable to anyone. • Pilates 50/50: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10:1511:15am. Combines stabilizing and strengthening benefits with flexibility and posture. • Tone & Stretch. Tues/Thurs. 8:30-9:15am. • Boot Camp fitness class meets Mon/Wed, 5:30–6:30pm; and Tues/Thurs, 6-7am; Sat., 8-9am.• Cape Fear Cotillion lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with etiquette and social skills! Tues. afternoons, 11/ 9-12/7ages 3-7 years old. Fran Russ Rec Center. Pre-reg: (910) 256-7925.

STOP! NO! YOU’RE GROUNDED FOREVER! 12/9: Therapist and parenting expert Nancy Kotz presents: Stop! No! You’re Grounded Forever! The Do’s And Don’ts Of Discipline. Tickets: $15/person. (910) 777-4728.

Films

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SUBVERSIVE FILM SERIES Juggling Gypsy presents Sunday Subversive Film Series, every Sun. of the month, 8pm; free. 11/21: Caligula (director’s cut). 11/28: Alice’s Restaurant. 1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223. www. jugglinggypsy.com CINEMATIQUE WHQR’s Cinematique takes place every week, Mon.-Wed., 7:30pm, at Thalian Hall. Tickets: $7; etix.com or at box office. • 11/22-24: Farewell, directed by Christian Carion. An espionage film about events that changed history with a cast including Willem Dafoe and Diane Kruger. 113 Minutes. French, English and Russian with subtitles. • 11/28-12/1, w/special matinee on Sun.,3pm. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the third and final film adaptation of the best-selling Millennium Trilogy written by the late Swedish author, Stieg Larsson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire). 148 Minutes. Rated R. www.whqr.org

Lectures/Readings

SEMINAR ON HISTORIC RENOVATION Free seminar on Historic Renovation offered by The Balding Brothers and Lisle Architecture & Design,

11/17: EDUCATION CELEBRATION Make a point to support the students of Snipes Academy of Arts and Design for work well done! UNCW students tutored the elementary-school students this semester and will showcase their works in reading and math. The exhibition of works will celebrate their accomplishments at 11:30 a.m. at UNCW’s Watson School of Education. Kudos for inspiring successful learning!

TWO SISTERS BOOKERY 11/18: 6:30pm: Nan Graham at New Hanover County Library-Northeast Branch. Nan’s humorous commentaries on WHQR have delighted listeners for years, as well as the two volumes, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute, which are collections of some of her funniest stories. She will be the featured speaker for this annual program presented by the Friends of the Library. Two Sisters Bookery will handle book sales after the program and Nan will be on hand to personally autograph copies. • Fri., 11/19, 5:30pm. Reading and book signing with Jill McCorkle at Bottega Art Gallery and Wine Bar, 208. N. Front St. Free, but RSVP. Jill McCorkle’s newest collection of short stories, “Going Away Shoes,” is now out in paperback and will be on sale at the event. Two Sisters Bookery, The Cotton Exchange, 318 Nutt St. 910-762-4444 JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN John Jeremiah Sullivan, acclaimed editor, writer and visiting professor, read from his work at 7pm, Thurs, 11/18, at the UNCW, Room 111 Kenan Hall. Free and open to the public; reception follows. Sullivan is the author of Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter’s Son. A longtime contributor to such magazines as GQ, Harper’s, the Oxford American and Salon, he is currently writer-at-large for GQ and southern editor for the Paris Review. 910-962-7063. MEAN SCREENS 12/2: Pediatrician, ‘Wilmington Parent Magazine’ columnist, and media personality Dr. David Hill presents: Mean Screens: What Every Parent Should Know About Children And The Media .Tickets: $15/person. (910) 777-4728.

two members of Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Preservation Resources Network, Wed., 11/17, 67:30pm. 614 Market St., (910) 763-6053. edwards@ historicwilmington.org. SOIL TO SOUL Soil to Soul class schedule: 11/17, 6pm, Dehydrating 101—Learn the tricks to dehydrating your food. It’s great for snacks and long term food storage. $10 and includes discounts on dehydrators. • 11/20, 11am, Raw Foods Made Easy—Join us and learn some great recipes and tips on how to eat raw and living foods. $5. • 11/20, 1pm, Intro to Aquaponics.—Learn about this amazing technology and how to grow your own food and fish. • Yoga by donation: Mondays at 8:15am w/Holly Konrady, Wed., 7:15pm,;Thurs., 9am w/Larry Hobbs; and Fri., 10:30am w/Amy Burnette. 910-920-9890 or www.soiltosoulonline.com FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS CFCC will present a series of four free writing workshops in November, entitled “Truth-telling: Baring your soul without baring TMI.” Conducted by CFCC English instructor Marlowe Moore, on Satu., 11/20, 1am-1:30pm, room S-302 of the McLeod Building in downtown. Topics covered will include overcoming personal fears and doubts, revealing the “horrible” truth, creating honest writing, and some tricks of the trade to reveal piercing truth without sacrificing privacy or dignity. Open to public; pre-reg rqd. First 12 participants will be registered: 910-3627316 or mwilliams@cfcc.edu.

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Clubs/Notices HOLIDAY PARADE PARTICIPANTS WANTED The City of Wilmington is currently looking for community groups, school organizations, bands and businesses for the Wilmington Holiday Parade to be held on Sun., 12/5. Entry forms and parade route maps available at www.wilmingtonrecreation. com. Deadline entry: 11/17, 5pm. Max. 100 total entries will be accepted into this year’s parade so sign up early! info@wilmingtonrecreation.com SNIPES ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN UNCW students partnered with Snipes Academy of Arts & Design and tutored 51 students in Grades K-4 in reading and math each week since the beginning of this school year. To celebrate their accomplishments, UNCW students will be hosting a celebration ceremony and exhibiting their work, Wed., 11/17, 9am-11:30am, at Watson School of Education, UNCW, 601 South College Rd. Laura Jennings, principal: 910-2516175. CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Free customer appreciation day at Hook Line and Paddle. Staff answers questions about recreational kayaking and Native Watercraft Pro Endorsed Fishing Guides for kayak fishing questions. Free BBQ lunch and Jambalya for dinner. Starts 11am in front of the Blockade Runner Resort. Free kayak demo so people can try kayaking for free. 910)792-6945 WILMINGTON MS SELF HELP GROUP MEET MS Selp Help Group meets 2nd Thurs, ea. month, 7-8pm. New Hanover Regional Hospital Business Center. 3151 South 17th St. Lisa Burns: burnsl86@yahoo.com HALLELU Pre-season Shopping Event at Hallelu on Sat., 12/20, 6-9pm. Fun, fashion, tunes and tasty treats. Come early as the racks will be Brimming with Hallelu’s newest arrivals. Stock up your party wardrobe, get a jumpstart on holiday gifts with “buy one, get one for a friend” accessory specials or just relax and enjoy complimentary mini-makeovers by Blush Salon! 910-509-0570. Hallelu, 84 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC WORLD WAR II GROUP World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition seeks persons from Southeastern NC who survived or witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 12/7/1941, for the upcoming 69th anniversary commemoration. Coalition sponsors the annual ceremony at 1:25pm, Battleship Park in Wilmington, across the Cape Fear River from Water Street. Ayers: 910-796-3292 or DAyers91@ aol.com. • Monthly meeting, 11/19, New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 South College Rd, 10am. Viewing videos of two of its members who were stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Group members will also meet at the annual Pearl Harbor Survivors commemoration (69th anniversary) at Battleship Park at 1:25pm on11/7. Group member and amateur historian Dennis Wrynn will exhibit his collection of WWII memorabilia. John Nelson: 399-7020 or fjn39@ec.rr.com. CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets third Thurs. each month, Sept thru June, 7pm at Cape Fear Community College. www. capefearcameraclub.org WILMINGTON PRIDE YOUTH GROUP Are you a youth member who might be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, intersexed, questioning your sexuality, unlabeled, genderqueer? Is a parent or family member gay? Are you a youth member who wants to support the GLBTQIA community? Come to the Wilmington Pride Youth Group, every 3rd Fri., 5:30-7:30 at BuenaSpace. (www.buena. com) This is a peer based support group for teens and young adults to talk about GLBTQIA issues. WilmingtonPride@gmail.com or TR Nunley, 910538-0234. CAPE FEAR KNITTERS Cape Fear Knitters, the Wilmington chapter of The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) meets the third Sat. ea. month, 10am-noon. Gerri: 371-3556. Judy: 383-0374. AD/HD SUPPORT GROUPS

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CHADD volunteers facilitate support groups for people affected by AD/HD. Our Parent Support Group for parents of children with AD/HD meets the second Mon of ea. month at the YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear (S. College Road at Holly Tree) from 7-9pm. Adult Support Group for adults who have AD/HD themselves meets monthly on second Tues. at the same place and time. Free and available on a drop-in basis to residents of New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. Karen: WilmCHADD@aol.com. PSORIASIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 2nd Sat. of month at Port City Java in Harris Teeter on College and Wilshire, 5pm. Christopher: (910) 232-6744 or cvp@yahoo.com. Free; meet others with psoriasis and get educated on resources and program assistance. CAPE FEAR WEDDING ASSOCIATION Meet and greets the third Wed. ea. month. $25, members free. capefearweddingassociation.com YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NHC Meet the 1st and 3rd Tues. ea. month at the downtown public library, third floor, 6:30pm. Ages 18-35. CULINARY ADVENTURES TOUR Culinary Adventures Tours with Food Writer/Chef Liz Biro. 2:30-5:00p.m. Debut of culinary walking tour that guides visitors thru downtown Wilmington’s food history with delicious stops. Offered Thursdays & Saturdays. Admission charge. http://www.lizbiro. com/; 910-545-8055 WILMINGTON NEWCOMERS CLUB The Wilmington Newcomers Club meets monthly at 9:30am on the 2nd Thurs ea. month at the Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St. Sign up for our satellite groups, where members can follow their particular interest and make new friends along the way—bridge clubs, dinner groups, business networking groups, etc. 910-632-8315, www. wilmingtonncnewcomers.com. SCREEN GEMS STUDIO Tour the movie studio, and see where films and TV shows like “One Tree Hill” and “Dawson’s Creek” are/were filmed. Sat-Sun at noon and 2pm. 3433433. AIRLIE GARDENS Enjoy the 67 beautiful acres of Airlie Gardens year round. Operating hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 9am-5pm. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children. 910-798-7700 or www.airliegardens.org. HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions. For Halloween” Daily continuous tours offered 10am-10pm. Market and Water streets. $12 for adults, $5 per child. (910) 251-8889 or www.horsedrawntours.com HOLLYWOOD LOCATION WALK Tour one of America’s largest living film sets; Historic downtown Wilmington! This fun-filled 90 minute walking tour will lead guests to actual movie & TV locations. Tours will depart Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. afternoons at 2pm. Reservations are required, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students or military, and children 6 or under are free. 910-794-7177, www.HollywoodNC.com. HENRIETTA III CRUISES An elegant, 3 tiered boat offering sight-seeing, lunch and dinner cruises, site seeing tours and a Sunset Dinner Cruise June-Aug. On the riverfront. April-Oct: Narrated sightseeing cruises 2:30 pm 1-1/2 hours Tuesday-Sunday, Narrated lunch cruises 12:00 noon 1-1/2 hours Tuesday-Saturday. May-Oct: Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, Tuesday & Thursday evening 2 hours 6:30 pm; Apr-Dec: Friday evening dinner cruises 2-1/2 hours 7:30 pm, Saturday evening dinner cruises 3 hours 6:30 pm. 343-1611. www.cfrboats.com TOURS OF WWII SITES Wilmington author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., now leads customized, personalized guided tours of World War II sites in Southeastern North Carolina. 793-6393 or History@wilburjones. com WILMINGTON TROLLEY Eight mile, 45 minute narrated tour aboard a nostalgic, motorized trolley. Downtown. 7634483.


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