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Wilmington will become flooded with filmmakers and film lovers as Cucalorus 17 descends upon our city from November 10th through the 13th. encore offers readers an advance sneak peek at the special events of this year’s festival, including the Norwood Cheek Retrospective on Friday, November 11th, in which folks can take a look at the award-winning Super 8 shorts and music videos from the North Carolina filmmaker (cover photo). Other notable affairs include Dance-a-lorus on Thursday, November 10th, along with the Visual Soundwalls kickoff party at 10 p.m. Also taking place will be a slew of ‘Blue Velvet’ 25th anniversary celebrations—even a musical adaptation of the iconic reel to take place at City Stage! Check out pages 8-15 to get the full details, or visit

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“We had President Obama on the show last night. I think the president enjoys visiting NBC because we’re the only place that has lower numbers than he does.” —Jay Leno “Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich said that next month they’re going to take part in a LincolnDouglas style debate. The only similarity to the actual Lincoln-Douglas debates is that no one will watch them on television.” —Conan O’Brien “So the guy who shot Gadhafi was wearing a Yankees cap. Did you see that? If he’d had a Boston Red Sox hat on, he probably would have missed.” —David Letterman “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going to Israel. He’s going to be pretty disappointed when he finds out the Gaza Strip isn’t a steak.” —Jimmy Fallon “The New York Times reports that Moammar Gadhafi spent his last days hovering between defiance and delusion, surviving on rice and pasta. In other words, Gadhafi spent his last days as a sophomore in college. That’s what I did.” —Conan O’Brien “I just read that a bear broke into a candy store in Tennessee and started eating all the candy. That’s right, a live bear filled with candy. Or as Sarah Palin calls that, ‘the best piñata ever.’” —Jimmy Fallon

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OOPs... We regret incorrectly addressing No Dollar Shoes’ latest CD in last week’s edition; the CD is named “Extra Medium,” and folks can check out the band’s spirited live show on the 11th at Goat and Compass.

word oF the week auteur: oh-tur, noun; 1. a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp

around the corner, and encore offers a sneak peek at this year’s special events. Bethany Turner dives into Dance-a-lorus, a marriage of film and dance; Shea Carver explores Parallellogram’s Visual Soundwalls; ‘Blue Velvet’ becomes a musical at City Stage; filmmaker Norwood Cheek’s career will be showcased throughout the festival; our city celebrates more in honor of the 25th anniversary of the filming of ‘Blue Velvet.’

artsy smartsy ................ 16-31 16-19 theatre: Shea Carver covers the opening of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ opens at Cape Fear Playhouse; Tiffanie Gabrielse introduces the brand new Jacksonville theatre company, New River Players; Kim Henry has the scoop on the latest murder mystery show on Pleasure Island.

20-21 art: Sarah Richter offers details on Projekte’s upcoming exhibit, ‘Blue and Velvety’ and finds out how UNCW’s creative writing grad students are raising money with a Hip and Homemade Craft Fair.

22 gallery listings: Check out what’s hanging in area art galleries.

25 film: Find out if Anghus thinks ‘The Three Musketeers’ deserves a passing grade.

26 music: Kaki King, dubbed a “Guitar God” by Rolling Stone, plays Soapbox Laundro-Lounge.

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encore asked the candidates to answer questions related to their support for our local economy. We are in effect hiring people to manage our money and plan our future. Thus, if we do not ask them to think about and invest in our local economy, we cannot expect them to do it. This week encore asked Tom Radewicz, candidate for mayor of Castle Hayne, to answer questions about his “Buy Local” consciousness and re-election campaign.

source goods from our local or regional area? And do you support policy to reinforce it? TR: Using local providers for source goods and services is, I believe, important to our economy. It should worry us all if the majority of our purchases were through catalogs or online.

encore (e): Are you familiar with either the Buy Local ILM movement or the national one, and do you feel the the movement is important to our region? Tom Radewicz: No, I was not aware that an official organization promoting “Buy Local” existed, but customers/consumers and businesses supporting each other means local jobs, and that makes good sense to me.

e: Do you frequent farmers’ markets, and what are your thoughts on the place of agriculture within our local economy? TR: Very seldom do I make a special trip to a farmers’ market. I do buy from roadside vendors whenever I feel the need or desire. I usually buy from a local source for the quality and freshness of the produce. When you start thinking about the economic effects of some local agriculture commerce then farmers’ markets take on another meanings.The fact that Castle Hayne has the only rural agriculture zoning in the county should motivate or at least stimulate a serious thought.

e: How does your platform support small business, entrepreneurs and Buy Local? TR: I do not have a ‘Buy Local’ plank in my platform, but buying local has always been my preference. I see small business owners as valuable, respected assets and will rely on them for their forecasts and indicators that will help maintain our town’s sound economic health.

e: What percentage of your consumer spending do you dedicate toward locally owned businesses (farms and foods included)? Chain stores and restaurants? Shopping on the Internet? TR: I don’t budget my spending using classifications like the “Buy Local” or “Buy Non-local.” I look for the best deals. We cannot downplay the Internet’s value to the consumer.

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e: What is your position on film incentives? TR: I have trouble with providing incentives to select industries, but I myself take advantage of every in-

centive I can get my hands on. e: What is your position on incentives to attract new businesses to our area, and do you support any sort of tax breaks or rewards for existing small businesses that provide jobs and pay into the tax base? TR: Let’s use Carver Boat Co. and then a little later Del Labs as an example. Those companies were lured here by offering incentives and now they are gone. However, just look at the jobs they created locally. Thousands of people worked there part-time, full-time and overtime. Millions and millions and more millions of dollars were generated to pay wages, pay for services and materials. Did the incentives pay off? Was it good while it lasted? I think so. In the future, I will support reasonable tax breaks for businesses who create jobs. e: What are your thoughts regarding the collection and remittance of sales tax by large online retailers back to states—eventually, to municipalities like ours? Should they be forced to comply with sales tax collection? TR: I like paying no taxes when I buy through the Internet or the mailbox. I also understand that this practice sometimes creates an unfair advantage for the out-of-town businesses. Our proposed town could use the additional revenue and the process will create some jobs, somewhere. If all the economic experts say it would be beneficial and a blessing to the masses, then we may be required to begin the collections.

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LEAD STORY “My ultimate dream is to be buried in a deep ocean close to where penguins live,” explained the former Alfred David, 79, otherwise known in his native Belgium as “Monsieur Pingouin” (Mr. Penguin), so named because a 1968 auto accident left him with a waddle in his walk that he decided to embrace with gusto. (His wife abandoned the marriage when he made the name change official; evidently, being “Mrs. Penguin” was not what she had signed up for.) Mr. Pingouin started a penguin-item museum that ultimately totaled 3,500 items, and he created a hooded, fullbody black-and-white penguin outfit that, according to a September Reuters dispatch, he wears daily in his waddles around his Brussels neighborhood of Schaerbeek. Inscrutable Asians Though South Korean children score among the highest in the world on standardized reading and math tests, their success comes at a price, according to an October Time magazine dispatch. They supposedly suffer “educational masochism” punishing themselves by overstudy, especially in high school preparing for university admissions tests (a process so competitive that even test-coaching schools are picky about accepting students). Earlier this year, to curb the “masochism,” the government began enforcing a 10 p.m. curfew on coaching-school activities, and in Seoul, a sixman team conducts nightly after-hours raids on classes that run late-night sessions behind shuttered windows. (Ironically, Time acknowledged, American educational reformers want U.S. students to study harder, like Asians do, but Asian reformers want their students to relax, like American students.) In America, the quest for perfectly straight teeth can lead to orthodontia bills of thousands of dollars, but in Japan, a dental “defect” slightly crooked canine teeth makes young women more fetching, even “adorable,” say many men. Women with the “yaeba” look have canines pushed slightly forward by the molars behind them so that the canines develop a fang-like appearance. One dental salon, the Plaisir, in Tokyo, recently began offering non-permanent fixtures that replicate the look among straight-toothed women. Latest Religious Messages Polls report that as many as 57 percent of Russians “notice” signs of a “cult” surrounding Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to a September Spiegel Online dispatch, and a chief cult leader is “Mother Fotina,” 62, who has a following of thousands among Russian Orthodox practitioners and believes herself to be the reincarnation of Joan of Arc and Putin to be St. Paul. “God,” she said, “has appointed Putin to Russia to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ.” Mother Fotina was a convicted embezzler in the 1990s, and critics suspect her devotion to Putin is a ruse to deflect lawenforcement attention.

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Sheriff’s deputies in Bergholz, Ohio, arrested three Amish men in October and charged them in incidents in which other Amish men and women had their homes invaded and their hair (and men’s beards) cut off supposedly grave insults. The three are part of an 18-family breakaway sect of Amish who were said to be exacting revenge upon mainstream Amish for insufficiently pious behavior. The “bishop” of the breakaways, Sam Mullet, 65, denied the arrestees were acting under his authority. Questionable Judgments “Snakeman” Raymond Hoser, of Park Orchards, Australia, was about to be fined in August for violating his Commercial Wildlife Demonstrator License by failing to keep at least three meters’ distance between his venomous snakes and the public when he hit upon a defense: He would prove that he had de-venomized the deadly taipan and death adder snakes by allowing them to bite his 10-year-old daughter on the arm. (Though both bites drew blood, the girl was otherwise unhurt. Said Hoser, “(I)f they’d been venomous, she’d have been dead in two minutes.”) For the 10-year remembrances of Sept. 11 this year, many cities recalled the tragedy with monuments and public events, including Washington Township, N.J., about 20 miles from ground zero. A large commemorative plaque was unveiled, but provoked immediate outrage because the only names on it were not victims’ but only the mayor’s and those of the five council members who approved the plaque. Said one retired police officer, “It made my blood boil.” (Mayor Samir Elbassiouny later apologized and ordered a steel overlay to obscure the politicians’ names.) Fine Points of the Law A judge in Nice, France, ruled in September that Article 215 of the French civil code (defining marriage as a “shared communal life”) in fact requires that husband and wife have sex. A husband identified only as Jean-Louis B. had evidently lost interest years earlier, and his wife was granted a divorce. Apparently emboldened by her victory, she then filed a monetary claim against the husband for the 21-year-long lack of sex, and the judge awarded her 10,000 euros (about $13,710). It might well be “excessive force” if a sheriff’s deputy beats and pepper-sprays a black motorist who had been stopped only because the deputy saw the motorist without a fastened seatbelt. A district court judge had concluded that the force was surely justified, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said in August that excessiveness of force was for a jury to evaluate. (The deputy’s explanation: The motorist, waiting for the deputy to finish his report, was sitting on a curb eating a bowl of broccoli, and the deputy had to beat him down, he said, out of fear that the motorist would throw the broccoli at him and then attack him.)


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is pe tools for s tors, chor tale from tion and e On Thu lorus will film as par PLACES, PEOPLE: Cucalorus 17 features Festival. S Thalian Hall as one of its many venue locations audience during the 17th annual festival. Courtesy photo. with a film choreogra “Each and you dark carn facing to of Alzheim a-lorus co making it into a musical and will have a pre-range from miere read-through on Saturday during the of-your-se festival. Screeners for documentaries about lows this “Blue Velvet” will also show, and there will experienc be an official tour of the movie’s local locaIn addi tions led by filmmaker and “Blue Velvet” Dance-a-l guru Benedict Fancy. ers. Chor Tickets for individual events during Cumaker S. calorus are available through ers from G Passes are also available through cucalopiece ent, starting at $40 for limited access and going up to $300 for full access. EventThe sequ locations during the festival include Cityan abstrac Stage (21 N. Front Street), Jengo’s Play-of the bra house (815 Princess Street), Screen Gemwill offer s Studios (1223 N. 23rd Street), Thalianthe mind’s Hall (310 Chestnut Street) and The Soap- Anothe box (255 N. Front Street). A full scheduleeyes will can be seen at, and encorefrom cho will print it in next week’s edition, alongAnn Larso with coverage of the many of the festival’srick Ogelv the dance official screenings. For now, check out a sneak peek ofdrums—s nipulation what those Cucalorians have in store!

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Wilmington’s darling independent film festival takes over downtown streets and embarks on a celebration of arts along the way. Yes, its primary goal is to showcase independent feature films, documentaries, shorts and the like, while bringing together filmmakers worldwide for a forum of inspiration and creative dialogue. But Cucaloru also touts a plethora of artistic glory in its midst. The 17th annual event will showcase many special activities throughout its four days. Thus, encore is dedicating two editions to feature the festival’s full spectrum of enjoyment. From the union of dance, music and film, Cucalorus is offering an attack on the senses, thanks to Dance-a-lorus, Visual Soundwalls and Norwood Cheek’s 10x10 program. Among its 17th debut is also a celebration of the film that garnered a host of respect on our local industry: David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet.” A local group is working on


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cinematic movement: Dance and film mesh with unique presentations during Dance-a-lorus


he melding of dance and film

is a celebration not only of art but of people. The two forms are essentially tools for storytelling. Dancers, directors, actors, choreographers—all involved weave a tale from beginning to end, expressing emotion and evoking awe along the way. On Thursday, November 10th, Dance-alorus will showcase nine pairs of dance and film as part of the 17th annual Cucalorus Film Festival. Seated in historic Thalian Hall, the audience will watch dancers perform along with a film—a show coordinated between a choreographer and filmmaker. “Each piece brings something different, and you will find yourself traveling from a dark carnival to the ocean depths, then surfacing to examine the scientific breakdown of Alzheimer’s,” Julia Pleasants, the Dancea-lorus coordinator, explains. “The pieces range from really cerebral to downright outof-your-seat fun. We’ve got a lot of highs and lows this year which will make for a dynamic experience.” In addition to local teams, this year’s Dance-a-lorus features out-of-town performers. Choreographer Melissa Pihos and filmmaker S. Cagney Gentry are bringing dancers from Greensboro, NC, to complete their piece entitled “The Onset of Alzheimer’s.” The sequence will examine memory loss in an abstract visualization of the disintegration of the brain, while Gentry’s experimental film will offer shocks of imagery meant to portray the mind’s last grasps at memory. Another indulgence for the audience’s eyes will be “And My Dolls Can Dance” from choreographer and filmmaker Linda Ann Larson and her filmmaker partner, Patrick Ogelvie. Dubbed “digital puppeteering,” the dancers will be controlled by the beat of drums—spun around or propelled by the manipulation of onscreen personalities battling

er by Bethany Turn s ru lo Dance-a10th • 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. Thalian Hall . 310 Chestnut St ers free $15 or passhold rg www.cucalorus.o for the control of the puppets. Like Dancea-lorus itself, which presents hip hop, jazz, modern and contemporary dance, “And My Dolls Can Dance” will give the audience a varied taste of genres. Pleasants notes that pairing these mediums together forces both choreographers and filmmakers to consider what the other has to offer during their unique presentations. “Dance and film are such an interesting combination to me,” she shares. “Film is beautiful because it can be edited and tweaked and shot from different angles— film can be nearly perfect. Dance is beautiful because it is happening right in front of you. The movement and the effort involved has a certain immediacy that you can’t achieve through film.” Choreographer Kate Muhlstein teamed up with filmmaker Barrett DeLong to create “Some Assembly Required,” a piece that explores the media and record companies’ manufacturing of pop stars. She says the ideal relationship between the teams is that the two masters come together to form an idea and image they both agree on, learning each other’s forte along the way. “[It should be] to the extent that the final version is displayed where each part of the installation cannot survive without the other,” she affirms. “Choreographers have taken on the role of filmmaker; filmmakers have taken on

LIMBS LIKE JELLY: Dancers perform in ‘Tripquatica,’ a Dance-a-lorus piece about the movement and mystique of the ocean. Courtesy photo.

the role of choreographer. Each year is a learning experience to grow in the collaborative process as well as growing in your own

field while learning about another art form.” Pleasants says although the film will always be the same, the dance will not; however, they work together amazingly every time. “It’s important to celebrate dance and film because it’s all human creativity, which is the best thing we have to offer.”

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Gray explains. “We create transitions between each video, so each feels like it connects seamlessly to the next, much like a DJ would when spinning music. Then, we take the film that is created out of these 18 videos, and project it onto multiple walls to surround the audience with the film. Everywhere you look—bam! There’s a visual soundwall!” Gray found the technique’s success in 2009 at the now-defunct Aniwave, an anime film festival. He says the imagery of the idea supplanted his brain after watching the film “Interstellar 5555.” The film follows “an evil record executive that kidnaps the most popular band on an alien planet, enslaves and transforms them into the most popular band on Earth.” Without dialogue, the movie becomes transmitted only through Daft Punk’s electronic bleeps and nomadic rhythms heard from their album “Discovery.” “Watching the movie and hearing the pulsing beats almost involuntarily causes your body to dance,“ Gray says. “I thought about the awesomeness of this film projected all around, encapsulating the viewer into the world of the film.” Aniwave went off without a hitch, which fed Gray’s insatiable appetite for music and video, and propelled him to find the project’s next avenue of growth. Once he decided on the impact of using music videos as a playlist and transitioning them into individual clips that would become a single film, he took the idea to Cucalorus’ director, Dan Brawley. “He was immediately supportive,” Gray says. “He asked, ‘What should we call this

thing?’ There was a 30-second silence. Then, as if his question was rhetorical, and he’d known the answer all along, he blurted out, ‘Visual Soundwalls.’” With Cavazos’ masterful hand at the technique of blending and maneuvering the files and frames, the outcome is a “uniformed timeline and maximizes HD quality,” according to Gray. For 2011 Gray and company received many submissions but scoured the Internet to find bands of interest as well. In the end, the show will include musicians from seven countries, totaling 18 music videos and directors. From the sophisticated upbeat pop of the UK’s Metronomy to New York’s electronic hypnosis of Holy Ghost, to the somber score of Nine Inch Nails to the femme punk of The Donnas, genres of all sorts will be a covered. Also included will be local flavor, including Devin DiMattia’s video “Bloodless” for Wilmington’s own experimental folk-rockers Fractal Farm. Moby, Broken Social Scene, Minus the Bear, and almost a dozen others will fill out the list. “Music videos are a special genre of entertainment,” Gray says, “which allow for social activity whilst viewing. My hope is that this event is treated more like a concert than film screening, but, of course, that’s up to the audience, and they’re free to do as they please.” This means dancing is a must. Sharing in the audible and visual reverie spread across the walls of the third floor of the Soapbox Laundro Lounge will go on as simply as breathing. The evening will finish off with a performance from Fractal Farm, who will play their song “Bloodless” along with a full set of other tunes. Tickets to the Visual Soundwalls event are only $15 and can be purchased at; Pegasorus pass holders are admitted free encore is sponsoring the Cucalorus kickoff party; doors are at 9 p.m.

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from screen to stage: ‘Blue Velvet: The Musical’ will have bare-bones run during Cucalrous


hat could be better than

watching “Blue Velvet”’s iconic scene of Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams” sedating and riling up Frank Booth into mad mania? Watching it live, of course! Such may be the case for local theatre goers in Wilmington, as folks on the scene are working day and night to see its musical debut hopefully by summer of 2012. Better yet, they’re bringing it as a work-in-progress to Cucalorus 17, all of its details are hashed out from casting to production, musical score to scenery and everything between. The idea to animate the David Lynch classic live began six years ago when Steve Fox (who’s heading a 25-year celebration in honor of “Blue Velvet”’s filming along port city streets; read page 15) was speaking to a budding filmmaker who attended Cucalorus. As fate would have it, the filmmaker had no idea he was standing on the streets of Frank Booth’s roustabout shenanigns. “I was telling Jonathan Caouette a little of Wilmington’s film history,” Fox remembers, “and [when I] mentioned ‘Blue Velvet’ had been filmed here, Jonathan was taken aback. ‘Blue Velvet’ was his all time favorite film, and he was unaware that it had been filmed in Wilmington. So here’s this young filmmaker, his life is film, and he’s standing not three blocks from the Deep River (Carolina) Apartments, where Dorothy Vallens lived in ‘Blue Velvet.’ That was the moment I bagan to understand that we had this wonderful gem in our film history that we needed to be better associated with.” As Caouette (“Tarnation,” “All Tomorrow’s Parties”) continued talking, Fox learned about his immense love for the film. As a highschool student, Caouette even wrote a musical of the movie and performed it. “On what level isn’t that strange?” Fox asks rhetorically. “A high school student writes a musical version of ‘Blue Velvet,’ and

by Shea Carver e Musical Blue Velvet: Th s Work-in-Progres . Front St # 501 N City Stage • 21 m. • $15 Sat., 11/12, 1 p. www.bluevelve rg www.cucalorus.o gets to perform it, in a high school in Texas! It boggles the mind.” Fast-forward a few years later, when Fox was sitting in Folk’s Cafe, talking with Paul Obernesser. A joke about “Blue Velvet: The Musical” came up in conversation. Upon hearing of Fox’s real interest in producing this caliber of work, Obernesser found the one person he knew would make it happen: local thespian, director and theatre guru Alisa Harris. “Not two hours [after our talk,] I got a call from Paul and his roommate, Alisa,” Fox says. “I went over and talked to them that afternoon, and it was on. Phone calls were going out, plans were being made. I got Alisa in touch with Jonathan, and he gave his blessing.” Harris’ professional career on the local theatre scene spawned from a very creative and talented family. Her mother, MC Erney, was a staple on the scene and left endowments to local arts institutions after her death in 2010. Harris already had plans to create her own theatre company, TheatreNOW, when approached about “Blue Velvet: The Musical.” “With my background and involvement in the local theatre scene, it made perfect sense to give it a whirl,” she says. Harris will debut the musical at her space, which is breaking ground at Dock and 10th streets hopefully in the spring. She immediately brought on the help of

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Bryan Putnam to create the musical score for the show. Wilmingtonian and creator of “The Toymaker,” Putnam moved to NY to progress his work and perform with Broadway stars, while also making appearances at the Fringe festival and beyond. “I knew his haunting compositional style would be a perfect match for this piece,” Harris says. “His experience and talent has been invaluable. Most of the production is all original compositions and underscoring created expressly for this piece.” Harris also contacted local writer, thespian and massive David Lynch fan Anthony David Lawson to help hash out the script. “I’ve known and worked with Anthony for years in stage productions around town,” Harris continues. “Last fall [when I] saw his first original piece, ‘The Title of the Play,’ at Brown Coat [Pub and Theatre, I] knew he was going to make a really good playwright.” While a musical of this style could easily run amuck in the sense of being campy and sensationalized, Harris and her team are carefully paying it due respect for the quality and craft Lynch infused. “Noir is probably the best word to describe it,” Harris says. “As with the movie, the juxtaposition of youthful innocence and pure evil may lend itself to camp, a la ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’ but the movie (and our musical) takes innocence and rams it right up inside that seedy underbelly in a very real and terrifying way.” The team’s lawyers have been in touch with Lynch’s council team, too; yet, no word has

come of the contact as of press time. They sent a rough draft of the scripts, along with some of Putnam’s music files, for feedback. Though their hopes are high in moving forward, it isn’t without the reality of the piece’s affect on its filmmaker. “We know ‘Blue Velvet’ is a very personal and signature production to [Lynch,]” Harris says. “We feel that we’ve done no demerit to the piece and hope it satisfies fans and finds a new audience in this format.” At Cucalorus 17, Harris, Lawson and Putnam, along with the select few casting choices they have made, will have a read-through of the material. There will not be a set and minimal costuming, if any. However, there will be a full orchestra. The cast readthrough will consist of Gray Hawks as Jeffrey Beaumont, Madison Weidberg as Sandy Williams, Zach Hanner as Frank Booth, Newlin Parker as Ben and Bradley Evans as The Man in the Yellow Jacket, among others. “We have an offer out to Traci Dinwiddie to play Dorothy Vellens,” Harris says, “and she is getting back to us if it works with her schedule.” The audience will be able to watch their run-through as if seeing the show’s inaugural dress rehearsal. Afterward, there will be response cards for the audience to fill out so the team can survey the production. “If there is time, we might also have a Q&A session immediately following,” she continues. “We will then take those suggestions and go back to polish the piece for an extended full production sometime in the future.” The slated date hasn’t been revealed, but the summer of 2012 seems to be the goal of taking “Blue Velvet: The Musical” live. Harris imparts sound judgement in her outlook, refusing to make it another shadow cast of the movie. “Moving one small but memorable character from the shadows into the spotlight is one way that delineates the musical from movie,” she says. “And putting some of the more salacious scenes to music makes it bit more palatable but no less disturbing.” In the end, she promises a piece that will honor the movie, remain entertaining, and all the while find its own voice along the way. As part of the 25th anniversary for the making of “Blue Velvet” in Wilmington, along with the many Cucalorus events taking place in its honor, the bare-bones workshop of the musical will take place on Saturday, November 12th at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the public and free for Pegasorus pass holders. Harris iterates this is not appropriate for children, as the show includes explicit language, nudity and sexuality.

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retro-active: Norwood Cheek talks Super 8 filmmaking and music videos


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maker: to love film. Norwood Cheek does. A native of NC, the now-Hollywood transplant has put a stamp on the industry in a niche of interest: the Super 8 film. It’s the pièce de résistance for Cheek’s shorts, like “cold?” or “i dreamed and bluebird,” both of which screened at Wilmington’s Cucalorus Film Fest. The latter won Best Experimental Film at the Carolina Film and Video Festival in 1997. Cheek also has an unsurpassed love for making music videos, which has built his career’s foundation. “I was drawn to the magical beauty of Super 8 film and started making short Super 8s in high school and through college,” he shares. “In 1991 I had a lot of black-and-white Super 8 film but didn’t have an idea for a short. So I asked Superchunk if they wanted to do a music video—I was hooked ever since.” Cheek has gone on to create snippets of visual fantasy for bands like She and Him, the Eels, Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Donnas and over two dozen more since. His love for the craft spread into a celebration of the short and Super 8 film via the Flicker Film Festival. After

by Shea Carver Retrospective Norwood Cheek 4:15 p.m. Friday, 11/11, 0 io Theater • $1 Thalian Hall Stud 10x10 Norwood Cheek 10:15 p.m. Sunday, 11/13, l 5 • $10 City Stage/Leve .org www.cucalorus attending a Flicker event in Athens, Georgia, where he was visiting in the early ‘90s while doing a video for the band Five Eight, he attended the festival and found a mecca of like-minded filmmakers. He loved the concept so much because it conjoined folks who reveled in nonlinear and quick-paced storylines told through retro technology. So, he brought it back to Chapel Hill and started it at the club Local 506. Today it has spread internationally, wherein festivals are held from LA to Prague, Frankfurt to Asheville, Austin to Canada. It’s only fitting that the filmmaker-turned-festival-curator has a retrospective of work shown at Wilmington’s

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RETRO TO DIGITAL: Super 8 aficionado Norwood Cheek shoots with his digital cam during a photo op for musical outfit Sarah and Johnny. Courtesy photo.

independent showdown, Cucalorus 17. The festival will showcase Cheek’s work over the past 20 years. “We’ll look at how it has evolved, and discuss how my attitude and approach to filmmaking has changed over the years,” Cheek says. “What I love about festivals like Cucalorus is that they inspire filmmakers to participate. My film ‘i dreamed and bluebird’ was made because of the deadline of the Cucalorus screening. Otherwise, I probably would have put it off, which I think [is] what happens with a lot of filmmakers—they have great ideas but are hesitant to finish them. Festivals like Cucalorus and Flicker help give those filmmakers that extra nudge to finish their projects.” As part of Cucalorus, Cheek is also bringing his hailed 10x10 project to the streets of Wilmington, which he led successfully in Australia and Canada film festivals. It brings together 10 bands and 10 filmmakers to make a music video in less than a week. Cucalorus’ director Dan Brawley enlisted the help of Billy Mellon to line up the bands, which will perform during the festival at the Soapbox: Wednesday, November 9th will be Unholy Tongues and D&D Sluggers; Novembver 10th will be Fractal Farm during Visual Soundwalls (page 10); November 11th will have Onward, Soldiers, My Wonderful Machine and Summer Set; November 12th will be Big Al Hall and Rio Bravo; and it will finish on the 13th with the Noseriders and L Shape Lot at City Stage. They’ll also screen all the videos as part of the closing night party. Cucalorus accepted the first 10 filmmakers to sign up as part

of the selection process. “The most exciting thing about 10x10 is both the bands and filmmakers get something out of it,” Cheek says. “A music video can have so much more of a diverse life than a short film, and that’s what I like about this project.” Passing on the advice of cultivating ideas while remembering to be open to the band’s wants and needs, Cheek thinks filmmakers will have a challenge worth indulging. “These are all done on basically no budget and in just a few days,” he says. “I think creativity is spawned by these restrictions, limitations and deadlines.” He also advises to keep the reality of the process at the forefront of thought. When plans go awry, greatness can be born. “I am always trying to experiment with a new look or idea, and certainly the Eels video was that,” he says. “All animated and very time intensive—I didn’t realize how much work it was going to be. It goes to show that any idea can be written down or talked about, but the execution is an entire other ballgame.” To capture the video’s essence in a matter of minutes always proves challenging. Nowadays, Cheek admits to “putting more emphasis on telling a story,” but he hasn’t given up innovation of experimenting with visuals and garnering different film techniques and “looks.” He’ll be conducting interviews with Wilmington’s music-scene supporters and main players throughout the week to make a mini-documentary that will screen in between the music videos. “My thoughts on short films is that they should be short,” he says. “Ideally, between 2 and 5 minutes. It’s easy to write a story where you develop a character and their nuances over 20 or 30 pages, but the true challenge is to distill that down into a 5-minute film. Kind of like a great song: If it goes on too long, you can lose the energy and it can drag and get repetitive.” Norwood Cheek’s retrospective of work will show as a special event during Cucalorus 17 at Thalian Hall Studio Theatre on Friday, November 11th at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $10. The 10x10 music video project will be shown on November 13th at City Stage at 10:15 p.m. with tickets priced at $10. It’s free entry for all Pegasorus pass holders.

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ries of varied proportion depending on who one asks. Huffing gas. Severed ear. Hot nightclub singer. Bizarro world of underground perversity. Belting Bobby Vinton’s song through the rafters. Locally, it induces pride as Wilmington’s star child of the movie industry. Filmed in our port city in the mid ‘80s, David Lynch’s cult classic featured famed faces like Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan in a thrilling mystery about the dark, and macabre underground of smalltown USA, also known as Lumberton. It shone its light across many of our own downtown haunts, like Carolina Apartments, the inside of the Roudabush Building (now The Husk Seed Store and Bar), and throughout our backroads and side streets, where boys stopped on their bicycles for a small glance at Rossellini’s intoxicating beauty—or peered at the intimidating, bold personality of Dennis Hopper as he enacted Frank Booth. “It’s a thrill ride,” Steve Fox, who’s been working on the 25th anniversary events in Wilmington, says. “It’s as exciting to be in the presence of Frank Booth, and as comforting to know you’re not sitting in the back seat of his Charger and possibly about to receive a love letter.” In fact, the movie’s intoxication is as hypnotic today as it was in the ‘80s—even though it was beat out for the Academy Award for Best Director by Woody Allen (though Allen duly noted onstage he thought “Blue Velvet” was by far the best of the year). “[Kyle MacLachlan’s] Jeffrey Beaumont is coming of age, and he’s discovering the dark side of the world, as well as his own personality,” Fox continues about the magnitude of the film’s character relatability. “It’s exciting, alluring and possibly dangerous. We are voyeurs in the audience, just like Jeffrey is a voyeur in Dorothy Vallens’ closet.” After receiving much recognition from the American Film Institute, and critics and filmmakers worldwide, the surrealistic

piece of film noir immediately settled into its place as a legendary reel. It’s only appropriate that in its 25year celebration, Wilmington commemorates it and our local film industry November 9th through 13th. Fox is working to make the event all-encompassing across our local arts spectrum. Included will be a threeyear research project that has culminated in a large collection of movie stills, memorabilia, props and more on display inside The Dennis Hopper Building at 20 Princess Street (between the Alton Lennon Federal Building on Water Street and Level 5). The photographs were taken by Peter Braatz, a film student out of Berlin, who contacted Lynch during “Blue Velvet”’s making and ended up documenting it through the director’s invite. Braatz’s documentary, “No Frank in Lumberton,” aired on German television in 1988. With almost 1,000 black-and-white, behind-thescene photos taken, 42 will be shown in a never-beforeseen public exhibit, with an opening reception on Wednesday the 9th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for free. Braatz’s Super 8 film, which has been digitally transferred by Norbert Keil, will screen on Friday, November 11th, at 10:30 a.m. for $10 at City Stage as part of Wilmington’s independent film festival, Cucalorus 17 (Pegasorus pass holders enter free). Scenes from local filmmaker Benedict Fancy’s documentary, “It’s a Strange World—the Filming of Blue Velvet” also will show as a work-in-progress. Folks will be able to interact with the filmmaker, and find out about his process of pursuing, filming and finishing the documentary. “The most rewarding aspect of working on ‘It’s a Strange World’ has been learning about the unique experiences of the crew who worked alongside David Lynch,” Fancy says. “We’re directly learning about the fingerprints being left on ‘Blue Velvet’ by the crew members who helped create David’s masterpiece. The reward comes when we pair up the footage of that inter-

CAROLINA SHAKEDOWN: The Carolina Apartments, a.k.a. Deep River Apartments, off 5th and Market streets, are one of the main stops on the ‘Blue Velvet’ tour, led by Ben Fancy during Cucalorus 17, which focuses on locations filmed during David Lynch’s iconic movie. Photo by Peter Branntz, filmmaker of “No Frank in Lumberton,” also showing during Cucalorus 17.

can be purchased on for $20; Cucalorus passholders enter free. “The most important thing to me is that Wilmington be re-associated with ‘Blue Velvet’ in the minds of the public,” Fox says. He even sees the celebration becoming a more permanent artistic attraction in some form for years to come. “You know how it is: 10 people come to visit Wilmington, eight of them say they’re going to move here, and two of them actually do,” he says. “It’s what happened to me. And if you look at the demographics of ‘Blue Velvet’ fans, they’re just the sort of folks I’d love to attract to Wilmington. It has a strong attraction among the artistic avant garde and filmmakers. Bringing more of those folks to Wilmington could greatly enhance the creative culture of the city— and cinema tourism is a real thing. People like to visit the place where their favorite film was made.” Along with screenings and tours, an art show at Projekte Gallery will take place (read page 20) and the work-in-progress debut of “Blue Velvet: The Musical” also gets underway on Saturday afternoon (read page 12) as part of Cucalorus 17. It’s a celebration of film, art and legacy, one which infuses another. “Blue Velvet” continuously inspires filmmakers worldwide and especially our local film industry. It’s only apropos to tip our hats in its homage.

view to the actual footage from the film; it’s giving us an amazing insight into the mechanics of filmmaking.” Likewise, through Fancy’s extreme research for “It’s a Strange World,” he’s gained a plethora of knowledge on the locations of “Blue Velvet.” As it turns out, all still exist except two and are within a twomile walking distance of downtown. Thus, Fancy will lead a “Blue Velvet” tour for Cucalorus on Thursday, November 10th, and Sunday, November 13th, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. It will last 90-minutes, and tickets encore | november 2-8, 2011 | 15

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shake the human spirit. Easily, World War II ranks among the top. Allowing world domination by one race and poisonous vitriol running rampant through Nazi blood had countries on alert and, eventually, on the move against the wretched German conquest of so many innocent people. It’s a scene we all recollect from history courses in school, and in Holocaust museums throughout every city, state and country imaginable. It even reminds us of its very real effects and aftermath through literature, as noted in the Pulitzer Prizewinning “The Diary of a Young Girl,” written by one brave teenager, Anne Frank. Frank’s diary has become a telling tale of historical significance—perhaps one of the most insightful first-looks at the fear and obstacles Jewish transients endured while hiding for their lives. Only a few weeks after receiving the diary for her birthday did her family go into hiding in Amsterdam, shacked up in close quarters and going stir-crazy for 25 months. Though published in 1947, the dramatization of the story, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” debuted in 1955 after Hollywood writers Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett worked on sharing its insightful bravado near and far. They even researched the Franks’ hideout and visited with Anne’s father, Otto; the show saw much success, including a Tony for Best Play. Today, it continues being one of the most educational, thought-provoking and awe-inspiring stories of global history. Director Steve Vernon has been busy all year with theatre companies across town, bringing to life Shakespeare’s youthful tales of love in “Much Ado About Nothing,” rebel yells in “All Shook Up” and even flipping a few genders in the Southern classic 16 encore | november 2-8, 2011 |

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“Steel Magnolias.” He turns to Big Dawg Productions for his latest venture, taking on a more earnest tone in a story with reverent appeal. “Approaching a show with more serious themes certainly calls for adjusting your approach, as far as how to handle the material,” Vernon says. “This play and the book on which it is based deserve a level of commitment and emotional investment. There are Holocaust survivors that are still living—and living here. There are people who lost loved ones, and people whose lives were tragically altered or cut short. All of us involved in the show keep that in mind as we approach the material.” With a dozen cast members sharing stage time, Vernon went through a few tribulations in finding available middle-aged males. Yet, as most kinks happen, it worked itself out in the end, and what the director is now left with is a solid foundation to tell the story. Included among its players are Erika Hendrix, Karen Ann Pray, Charlie Scott Roberston, Molly Lankford, Tom Briggs, Laurene Perry, Nate Kistler, Ashley Grantham, Richard Eisen, Amanda Young, Darryl Tucker and Darrell Rackley. “What I find most intriguing is how many individuals are affected by and touched by [the story],” he says, “but how few groups of people seem to be immune to it (countries, governments, hate groups).” Like our modern-day heroes—soldiers, rescue workers, firemen, doctors, teachers—“The Diary of Anne Frank” brings home the normalcy of its characters as everyday citizens, friends and family members. That they were persecuted for their mere heritage seemingly could have been the case for anyone on the hit list of a deranged leader. “These were just normal people, people who had no idea that their stories would be viewed or read about by millions of others,” Vernon explains.

“They became martyrs just like so many other people become martyrs: through circumstance. Whether it’s Anne Frank, James Byrd Jr., Matthew Shepard or one of the hundreds of people who died on 9/11, my feeling is that any of them would have chosen a long happy life with their loved ones over martyrdom. Hate breeds animals disguised as human beings, but it also breeds martyrs.” Though the subject is touchy, the show itself is filled with sacred remembrance and truth-filled words that are sure to impact. In fact, audiences shouldn’t come expecting to be anything other than affected. Though Vernon and his cast aren’t necessarily adding to its taxing emotion, they are allowing life’s often unprecendented details unfold as they may. “There are moments that are lighter, and even funny moments, which is exactly how life occurs,” Vernon says. “Depending on the individual, the play can incite sorrow, rage, hope, fear or any myriad of emotions, all of which are applicable to what the people in this story experienced. My favorite moments are the ones where you get to see everyday, normal relationships unfolding, whether they be the beginnings of love, the stress of raising a teenager, the struggle to maintain a family amidst economic tension, things that most of us can identify with.” The final outcome of “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be carried through exactly as its writers intended: to tell a story that makes its case for betterment of life for all people—a cause we’re still working on throughout humankind even today. “We do well to remember those who have been lost,” Vernon notes of the show, “but we would serve our fellow man better by also trying to find new ways every day to eliminate the hatred that makes that remembrance necessary.”

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understanding Shakespeare’s work was when I was 16. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes’ “Romeo and Juliet” came out and hooked me immediately. The bard’s usage of metaphor, theme, symbol, motif, and his manipulation with character and moral integrity all fascinated me. In college, I made sure to take any course that revolved around his tactics of storytelling. One of Shakespeare’s greatest masterpieces, still hailed across modern classrooms, stages and film studios, is “Macbeth.” A tale swooning in the guts of tragedy and drama, all with love at its center, it will come to life as New River Players make their debut at Coastal Carolina Community College. Directed by Eric Kildow, “Macbeth”will run for three nights, beginning November 3rd. The performance will be open to the Jacksonville community at large, and folks will surely revel in Kildow’s veteran directing hands and extensive performance record. “I started directing at Michigan State University and at the Michigan Young Playwrights


ielse by Tiffanie Gabr Macbeth er Auditorium CCCC’s Bodenham ing Fine Ar ts Build vd. 444 Western Bl • $2-$5 11/3-5, 8 p.m. 910-938-6234 Festival,” Kildow explains. “When I moved to Texas, one of the things I was interested in was taking obscure plays or plays people thought were not audience-friendly and help direct them in such a way the audience could very much enjoy. Then, I bounced over to Savannah, Georgia, at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Now, I’m here at Coastal Carolina and I couldn’t be more excited. Our students are all so talented, and I’ve noticed that none of them [seem] nervous. We’re all just very excited and want everyone to enjoy the show.” New River Players will bring the most authoritative and significant plays in English lit-

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TORTURED SOUL: Justin Rigdon as Macbeth, with (left to right) witches Lacie Marquess, Willie R. Brooks and Donna DuPont. Courtesy photo.

erature to Onslow County. Kildow’s dedication will help better our artistic community, “wherein New River Players and the college’s theatre productions build a real partnership.” Kildow strives to teach growing artists and entertainers not only to find their inner passion but how to partner with individuals and businesses. “This is where we live; this is where we work,” he says, “and this is where we want to make theatre.” It is a sentiment echoed proudly by Colette Teachey, Coastal Carolina’s public information officer and executive director. “Part

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of Coastal’s mission is to provide personal and cultural enrichment for our community of Jacksonville. . . . Coastal’s theatre productions are invaluable additions to our cultural event offerings, are comparable to the finest theatre programs in the state, and always fun to attend. Past productions of Coastal’s Drama Department have included musicals, satirical dramas, children’s productions and the classics.” Starring Coastal Carolina students Justin Rigdon as Macbeth, Kelly Dickson as Lady Macbeth and Justin Detres as Malcolm, Kildow promises one doesn’t have to be an aficionado in Shakespeare’s work to enjoy the show. “If you have never been exposed to ‘Macbeth,’ this is the perfect introduction,” he says. “It’s an active immortal tale about when you overreach. You can do it as Shakespeare intended, without stretching the patience of the modern audience.” In watching a sneak peek of “Macbeth,” the passion and dedication projected by each actor and actress to the audience will debunk any ignorant misconception that a community college is merely a point of transit. Ready and always willing to remind everyone Coastal Carolina is different, with every innovative project or entertaining performance, the show will educate, entertain and best of all make arts lovers proud of our evolving city. “‘Macbeth’ is about having a lot of fun,” Kildow says. “It’s about ambition, the face of evil and all those things we go to the theatre for but don’t want to see in our daily lives. It’s what theatre is meant to be.” Opening night is November 3rd, and the play runs through the 5th. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m., with tickets at $5 for the general public, and $2 for students, senior citizens and military.


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scandal! Carolina Beach has it all on November 4th. The scene of the crime: Microtel Inn. The time: 8 p.m. sharp. Bruce Deveraux and his cast of wacky characters are ready to hijack this weekend for some seriously murderous fun. However, attendees should be warned: There is no escape! Deveraux is the director of Redrum Mysteries, a theatre company that presents interactive murder-mystery dinners, only this one is going to be a little different in more ways than one. Their new show, “The Family Plot,” is striking out far beyond the traditional evening of entertainment. They are taking over the island motel for the better part of a weekend, and everyone is invited to put on their detective hats and join in the fun. The stage will be anywhere and everywhere within Microtel and will include a whole host of surprises along the way. “We are one of the only companies where the entire show is improvised,” Deveraux explains. “How can you have an interactive event that is scripted? It’s impossible!” This Ohio-born writer/actor/director has been working murder-mystery events for over 25 years. It all began many moons ago when Deveraux helped a friend write a new stand-up routine. He was attending the event to see how well the material would work when he was called upon to fill a gap in the lineup. “Well, I improvised for 15 minutes and people laughed,” he remembers. “The next thing I knew I was hired!” Deveraux proudly declares the cast of “The Family Plot” as one of the best with whom he’s ever worked. He provides them a character synopsis and loose story outline, and the rest is up to the actors. Rising enthusiastically to the challenge are a talented array of Wilmington comedians and actors, both established and newcomers. Characters include Dr. Dilip Carnage, an Indian doctor played by Marc Matney, and Snively Integer, the geeky accountant played by Braxton Williams, a local thespian. Sean Webb, who actually plays a woman and is a regular at the Nutt Street Comedy Room, loves improv. “It means you get to continue your childhood!” he says. Guests will arrive on Friday evening, be treated to delicious food and begin to meet the characters as the plot unfolds. Some unexpected events will be occurring before the

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night is out, and then everyone will meet up again for breakfast, where Detective Will Mington will begin his investigations. The rest of the day includes an optional scavenger hunt around the island for those dedicated to discovering the murderers’ identity and some free time to enjoy Carolina Beach. The evening meal on Saturday night will be accompanied by a two-and-half-hour interactive show full of clues, hilarity, singing and, ultimately, the big vote. Lots of prizes are up for grabs for the winner and the runners-up. The company is appropriately teaming up with the charismatic Uncle Vinny and his illustrious wife who will be catering the event. With his roots deeply entrenched in Italy, Uncle Vinny will no doubt add to the authenticity of the mafia-inspired story line of this show. Uncle Vinny’s Ristorante and Pizzeria has been fully booked since they opened on Carolina Beach earlier this year and have already earned themselves a wide reputation for their truly delicious food. The all-inclusive package, accommodations, the show and all meals, is $189—quite the killer deal!

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blue velvet muse: Projekte art show celebrates local film legacy


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a common theme, be it in subject matter, style, aesthetic beliefs or geographical proximity. Projekte’s newest exhibition has a unique thread of unity: the hyper-real, cult classic and cinematic starlet of Wilmington, “Blue Velvet.“ The idea for an art show inspired by the iconic movie, came from Steve Fox, who is heading the 25th anniversary celebration in its honor this week. Bonnie England, owner and curator of Projekte, was on board from the start and began sending out a call to artists. They received art submissions from around the globe. “We’ve had some very strong submissions locally and internationally,” England notes. “There are 23 artists participating, with artwork coming from China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and different parts of the States.” The exhibit will be diverse, even though abstract works are not included; mainly, the art will be figural or conceptual. “There are a few original acrylic and oil paintings whose subjects are the main characters in the film,” England says. Though some of the artistic representations


r by Sarah Richte y Blue and Velvet S. 3rd Street Projekte • 523 9 p.m. 11/4, 6 p.m. Free are more gruesome than others, there will be a variety of creative homages present. “One image from Spanish artist Gauthier de Meirsman, will be digitally projected since he thinks it suits his modern, digital style of the piece very well,” according to England. Concerning the personal aesthetic, Meirsman states: “I dare to believe that displaying [the piece] this way would emphasize the fact that David Lynch’s work continues to influence and inspire regardless of time, technique or technology.” Local artists whose work will be exhibited include Wilmington’s well-known paper-maker Fritzi Huber and Ben Billingsley, an instructor at Cape Fear Community College. “Billingsley has created a small book—20 pages, each 3x6—of images based on scenes in the

BLUE VELVET: The black and white digitally projected image was submitted from Spanish artist Gauthier de Merisman as part of Projekte’s ‘Blue and Velvety’ exhibition. Courtesy photo.

film. The images are drypoint prints in blue ink; he’ll be hand-coloring the images in various media,” England notes. Other artists whose work is part of the exhibition include Colleen Ringrose, Matt Kraus, Paul Bonzulac, Carolyn Foland and Robert Cole. “Projekte is the one and only place to see this exhibit!” England enthusiastically shares. The exhibition celebrates a Wilmington production not only at an important milestone in its cinematic legacy but as a milestone in our local film industry’s progress. Projekte will be partnering with Kaci Torres, a Pabst Blue Rib-

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fa u jor battle Wall Stre supporting fuls, comm ing on pu own pock dents of program that suppo On Mon and Home UNCW’s variety of by studen local artis program, and allow Wilmingto The nee the stude Associatio bon marketing agent, to include their travel-grams (A ing exhibit “PBaRt,” which consists of iconicferent Am American beer-inspired art. It’s quite aproposexposure seeing that Pabst is a sponsor of the celebra-ence is a tion. It’s also a poetic union: Dennis Hopper’shefty exp Frank Booth endorsed this beverage of choicesort of fu in his character’s existence. students Organized to coincide with the variety of When “Blue Velvet” celebrations to be happen-thrill of s ing in the port city over the coming week,bars does the show will be on display during the Cu-types. Th calorus Film Festival. From a sneak peak atmost not a Wilmington-based adaptation of the film,bees at “Blue Velvet: the Musical” (read page 12)new had to screenings of Peter Braatz’s innovative “The c look at a the making of a film in “No Frank inbeen fund Lumberton” and local filmmaker Ben Fancy’sknew wha current documentary, “It’s a Strange World,creative (read page 24). the Crea “It’s truly going to be a great and fascinat-Associati ing exhibit,” Englands says, “whether you’rething that a fan of the cult classic film or not.” The posi- Run an tive artistic response to commemorate thedepartme film’s 25th birthday is further proof of “Bluecraft fair Velvet”’s far-reaching scope of influence. Al-in the pro though important to Wilmington and our localfor the fa cinema industry, the zany, surrealist reel hasorigins ar impacted people around the world and con- “Aside tinues doing so even today. ple in the An opening reception for “Blue & Velvety”crafts on will take place on November 4th, from 6 p.m.way for t to 9 p.m., and the exhibit will be displayed untillocal ven November 30th. The opening reception will befair allow followed by Brazilian night, which features Ra-students phael Name performing Bossa Nova, Samba,of the cla Musica Brasilia and more. Entry is free and the “Vendo gallery is located at 523 South 3rd Street.


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Craft fair at UNCW raises money for grad students to attend national conference


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farmers, restaurant owners, credit unions and artists is one of the major battle cries of 2011. From the Occupy Wall Street campaigns to the emphasis on supporting all things local for political hopefuls, communities across America are focusing on putting their dollars back into their own pockets. Following this trend, the students of UNCW’s creative writing masters program have organized a biannual event that supports all of the above. On Monday, November 7th, the fourth Hip and Homemade Craft Fair will take place on UNCW’s campus where for sale will be a variety of lovingly crafted goods handmade by students, traveling regional vendors, and local artists. A fund-raiser for the masters program, this event supports the community and allows for an emphasis on supporting Wilmington’s ingenuity. The need for a fund-raiser emerged from the students’ desires to attend the annual Association of Writers and Writing Proheir travel-grams (AWP) conference held in a difs of iconicferent American city each year. Providing e aproposexposure to emerging writers, the confere celebra-ence is an invaluable experience but at a s Hopper’shefty expense on a student budget. Some e of choicesort of fund-raising event had to occur for students to attend. variety of When thinking of raising money, the e happen-thrill of selling wrapping paper or candy ing week,bars doesn’t quite cut it for these creative g the Cu-types. Thus, after a series of mishaps— k peak atmost notably the zealous attendance of f the film,bees at a donut fund-raiser—something page 12)new had to be implemented. nnovative “The creative writing department has o Frank inbeen fund-raising for a long time but never en Fancy’sknew what to do,” Nick Miller, a third-year ge World,creative writing MA and co-president of the Creative Writing Graduate Student d fascinat-Association, notes. “We needed someher you’rething that didn’t require a lot of hassle.” The posi- Run and organized completely by the morate thedepartment’s grad students, the idea for a f of “Bluecraft fair emerged during Miller’s first year uence. Al-in the program. When asked how the idea d our localfor the fair evolved, Miller recalls that its st reel hasorigins are quite organic. and con- “Aside from school work, a lot of people in the creative writing program make & Velvety”crafts on the side, so this [the fair] was a om 6 p.m.way for them to sell their work alongside played untillocal vendors,” he says. The idea for the tion will befair allows the imaginative products of the atures Ra-students to extend itself beyond the walls a, Samba,of the classroom. ee and the “Vendors range from amateur student treet.

r by Sarah Richte ade Craft Fair Hip and Homem . • 10 a.m.-4 p.m Mon., Nov. 7th next to the UNCW Campus, Center Fisher Student Road 601 S. College Free entr y

crafters to a number of traveling vendors in the tri-state area who responded to the craft fair ad on Etsy,” Miller says. “Firsttime participants, Edge of Urge, have purchased two tables and one will be a make-your-own earring table.” Providing creative license to make your own feather accessory, a trademark of the lovely ladies at Edge of Urge, is sure to be a highlight of the fair. Additional vendors include Kyle Lewis with Werewear, Meghann Smith with Meghann Smith Designs, Mike Stair with Mike Stair Enterprises, Marge Ulcickas and Rhonda Beard with Baubles, Bangles and Beads, Patty George with Boresha Intl./My Skinny Beans, Gayle Tabor and Jenn Beddoe with Glynne’s Soaps, Micella Statuto with Micella Statuto Custom Jewelry Designs, Kristina Monticue with Thatched Roof Designs, as well as Lori Hopkins and Dawn Allen. The draw for vendors to purchase a space at the fair is the considerably low price for a table. “Usually people pay $50 to $100 at a craft fair, but we charge much less which allows for students to get involved and provides a large draw for participators,” Miller states. The money from table sales goes to the creative writing MA’s trip to the AWP conference, but all of the proceeds from the sale of merchandise goes directly to the vendors. “The money raised at the fair is specifically to fund students by helping them become eligible to attend and is split amongst them equally to help with the cost,” he says. “I have been to the conference for the past two years, and I’m not going this year so as to provide the chance for another student to attend.” The conference is held this year in Chicago. It provides insider insight and the opportunity to forge connections and attend a variety of lectures on topics vital to their studies. Not to mention, Miller hints the fair is perfectly timed for folks to buy Christmas presents.

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“And [it] is also an excellent way for people to gain new fans, reconnect with old and also allow for new, unknown crafters to share their work and establish visibility,” he says. The fair is guaranteed to have a variety of unique goods that will not be found in the aisles of Target or on the Web pages of online stores. This is a great opportunity to meet local artists, as well as pick up some one-of-a-kind creations that are sure to have everyone asking, “Where did you get that?” The Hip and Homemade Craft Fair will be take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the event of rain, the fair will be held on November 21st. Shoppers can find the booths located in the courtyard between the Fisher Student Center and University Union on UNCW’s campus, 601 S. College Road.



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galleryguide| 1701 Wrightsville Ave (910) 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. 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. 28: Works by Jason Jones, Michelle Connelly, Greg Whaley and Drew Swinson.

cAffe Phoenix 35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Monday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday Brunch: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Currently showing Debra J Napp’s Retro & Whimsy a collection of large photographs on canvas featuring old neon signs, Highway 66 landmarks and capricious carnival images. DJ managed photo studios in New York City

before moving to Wilmington in 1993. Her photos have been published in Environmental Magazine, The WECT Calendar, and a photo of wild ponies won second place in a photo contest in Southport. The show will hang until October 9th with an artist’s reception Sunday October 2nd from 4-7 p.m..

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332 Nutt Street In the Cotton Exchange (910) 762-4207 Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday noon – 4 p.m. A retail gift gallery specializing in fine handcrafted art glass and metal sculpture. Rick Satava, known worldwide for his blown glass “jellyfish” has introduced a new line of petro glyph and gold nautilus “baskets”. Layered with intricate design these small to large vessels are an art collectors must have. Introduced to glass blowing in 1969, Rick opened his own studio in 1977. Well known for his vivid colors and unique portrayal of nature, Satava’s works are included in numerous public and private collections throughout the

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216 N. Front Street (919) 343-8997 Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or by appointment Modern Alchemy opens Friday, October 28th featuring the works of David Goldhagen and Dina Wilde-Ra.m.sing and continues through November 19th. Join us and enjoy a diverse collection of glass and clay sculptures by these two remarkable artists. David Goldhagen is renowned for his painterly approach to sculptural glass. Using traditional glass blowing methods thousands of years old, each sculpture he creates is a study in movement and fluidity, color and style. Goldhagen’s pieces are included in the corporate collections of North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of History, others. Dina Wilde-Ra.m.sing is a local artist who holds a degree in Anthropology, an influence still apparent in her pieces today. The clay works Wilde-Ra.m.sing has created represent an eclectic mix of her recurring theme - animals and humans interacting with each other. Wilde-Ra.m.sing has also created a series of “boxes”, which she has embellished with her favorite decorative aspect, drawing and painting on clay. The opening night reception will be held in conjunction with Fourth Friday Gallery Nights on October 28th from 6:00 until 9:00p.m.. Modern Alchemy will remain on display through November 19th. New Elements Gallery, now celebrating 26

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Chandler’s Wharf (FREE parking) 225 South Water Street Wilmington, NC 28401 (910)-763-3380 Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1p.m. - 4 p.m. River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy Bush. In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show is sure to enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Broken” features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!

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son’s “The Three Musketeers.” It’s not that I like the movie itself, but the ridiculous liberties taken with the source material and the savage mania of its staging. It seems to be par for the course. “The Three Musketeers” may be the most cinematically savaged work in the history of literature. There was the martial arts-inspired “The Musketeer” in 2001. Before that, someone in Hollywood thought it would be a good idea to let Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland take a stab at it. The results of making a more “modern” version of the classic tale has usually ended in paper-thin action-packed adaptations. Anderson (“Resident Evil”) apparently decided that the earlier attempts at “The Three Musketeers” weren’t reckless enough. Instead, he decided to abandon all logic, common sense and the physical laws of gravity to give us a version of the movie that will be responsible for a boatload of failed book reports at middle schools around the country. Remember the time “The Three Musketeers” fought Cardinal Richelieu in a giant flying airship above Notre Dame? Me either. Yet, I had the thrill of watching this insanely staged 3D sequence, which probably has Alexandre Dumas spinning in his grave so much he could be used to cook rotisserie chicken. The story revolves around a young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman), who heads to Paris to become a legendary Musketeer. He meets and subsequently insults three legendary members of the Musketeers: Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Aramis (Luke Evans) and the lascivious Porthos (Ray Stevenson). A friendship between them is forged after being confronted by members of the Royal Guard who serve the menacing Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). D’Artagnan is surprised to learn these legendary heroes are no longer fighting the good fight. Their order has been disbanded after (and I struggle to write this without giggling) failing to recover the blueprints of Leonardo da Vinci’s airship. The evil Richelieu—with a conniving Milady de Winter (Milla Jovovich)—schemes to unleash a plan that will involve framing the Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and Queen Anne, creating a scandal that will lead France and England to war. Of course, only the Musketeers can stop them. What follows is what I can only describe as a mind-fucking experience. This movie is a brain scrambler. There’s no other way to say it. Visually, it’s insane. It’s like tripping acid in an English lit class.

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The two most heinous things in “The Three Musketeers” revolve around words: the dialogue and the accents. The dialogue is so awful, I was convinced the screenplay had to be written in a foreign language and translated into English. Or perhaps it was written by a 12-year-old. At least that would explain how certain phrases ended up in the finished product, a la “You’re like a fart in a bottle!” Toward the end of the film, a comely lass asks, “Are you always this cocky?” The reply: “Only on Tuesdays—or when beautiful women are involved.” Yikes. Just yikes. It’s been a Hollywood tradition that no matter where in Europe someone is, people always sound British. “The Three Musketeers” takes a fresh approach by completely abandoning the concept of accents. There are French characters who sound British, American and Austrian. Still, none sound French. Quips aside, there’s some fun to be had. It’s good to see a little more swashbuckling going on. I for one miss the good old-fashioned adventure films of yesteryear, slightly restored by the success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. I don’t know if

“The Three Musketeers” is a step in the right direction, but it’s a fairly harmless affair. Though stupid to a degree I rarely see in a theatrical release, it’s well-intentioned. Once again the obsessive compulsion Anderson has with 3D to create monstrous

visuals is one of his few saving graces. This film is visually insane. He throws everything up on the screen with the kind of frantic energy of a 10-year-old playing with action figures—who forgot to take his ADD medication. Then he douses everything in gasoline and lights it on fire. No matter how much I want to enjoy “The Three Musketeers,” I just can’t fully endorse it. It’s like having donuts for dinner. I like donuts—they’re delicious. But it’s not a meal; it’s a sweet confection that, despite how much I love, will make me fat and rot my teeth. Like a donut, viewers might like “The Three Musketeers” but they’ll probably regret it later.

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guitar god: Kaki King brings provocative guitar work to Soapbox Laundro-Lounge


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Lounge has yet to host a true “Guitar God,” despite the dreams of all guitarists who have graced the concert venue to date. However, on Saturday, November 5th, Soapbox will open its doors to internationally renowned Kaki King, named one of Rolling Stone’s “New Guitar Gods” in 2006. King was the only woman on the list— and the youngest. Her claims to fame include composing a piece for Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild” with Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook, earning the trio a nomination for Best Original Score from the Golden Globe Awards. She’s hung out with Coco himself on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” created the musical backdrop for the world’s most famous vampires in the “Twilight” series films, and worked with rap artist and producer Timbaland. An artist with not only a good ear but also a good eye, she held a one-night exhibition at The Littlefield performance and art space in Brooklyn, New York, which showcased 15 uniquely decorated guitars created by

er by Bethany Turn Kaki King 5th • 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. o-Lounge Soapbox Laundr . 249 N. Front St 5 day of $12 advance • $1 m www.soapboxla 12 commissioned artists. The pieces were inspired by titles from King’s songs—such as the one King herself created during the exhibit. She covered her guitar in pink fingerprints after dousing her hands in paint and performing her song, “Playing with Pink Noise.” King is known for the percussive beats she makes while playing guitar. Reminiscent of flamenco, she lightly hits her fingers upon the soundboard, and intricately taps the fret while simultaneously plucking at her strings,

ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST: Kaki King offers listeners a unique guitar performance, and that paired with her ethereal singing is what has earned her international fame. Courtesy photo.






creating a sound all her own. However, her musicianship in general is something with which to be reckoned. She began her career at the age of 5 when her

father first introduced her to the guitar and a stack of Beatles songbooks. Although more focused on playing the drums in high school, she returned to the guitar as a student at New York University. From there, King’s learned to play piano, harp guitar, dojo, a blend of the guitar and koto which she made herself, among other rare, worldly stringed instruments. Of course within her five albums King performs solely instrumental pieces—but her voice is notably haunting. When she does sing, it is wispy and light, an accompaniment to her powerful and provocative guitar work. She cites shoegaze—a type of alternative rock in the UK during the late ‘80s, which is characterized by ethereal singing—as a strong vocal influence. Naturally, King turned to this style as she began incorporating original lyrics within her compositions. The songstress’ words range from themes of melancholic unrequited love to enthusiastic dance-able pop tunes—or pieces that commemorate The Cure like “Spit it Back in My Mouth.” Like The Cure, it features effervescent rock with surprisingly saddening lyrics such as, “I’m sorry that this time I was gone / I’m not the friend that you should lean on / I lost my mind for a while in the snow / But I’m the last one in the world to know.” Guests at the Soapbox for King’s performance this weekend can expect to hear a guitar god, no doubt. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. show, and tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at or at the venue.

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MIKE O’DONNELL Friday, November 11

OVERTYME Saturday, November 12


1706 North Lumina Ave. (910) 256-2231 877-330-5050 • 910-256-2231

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EVERY WEEKDAY 5:00-7:00!

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Acoustic JAzz PiAno with JAmes JArvis

—Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 oPen mic night

—Genee’s, inside America’s Best Value Inn, 4903 Market St.; 799-1440 rob ronner

—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 steven comPton

—The River Rat, 1 S. Front St.; 763-1680 KArAoKe with hellz belle

—Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002

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—Port City Theater, 127 Princess St.; 7722424 DJ JAy

—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677

INNUENDO OF ROCK: The Heavy Pets play Soapbox on Saturday, November 5th. Their soulful rock ‘n’ roll makes for energetic concerts, sometimes gracefully laden with esthetic blues. Courtesy photo

gAry Allen’s Acoustic oPen mic

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

—Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988


—Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805

DJ bAttle

DJ sweAt

livewire DXPrt, telly, DeAl, PonDeA

—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KArAoKe with DJ brewtAl

—Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 live JAzz

—Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026

—Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 PolKADot cADAvers, vAmPires everywhere

DJbe eXtreme KArAoKe

—Hooligans Pub & Music Hall; 2620 Onslow Dr., Jacksonville, (910) 346-2086

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

thursDAY, NOVEMBEr 3

oPen mic night with seAn gerArD

DJ lorD wAlrus

—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500

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

Jeremy norris

triviA with DJ

—Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464

—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

live Acoustic

—Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133

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

DJ sir nicK blAnD

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triviA with PArty grAs DJ

—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 tom shArPe

—J. Michael’s Philly Deli, Monkey Junction, 609 Piner Rd.; 332-5555 DJbe eXtreme KArAoKe

—Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414 seA PAns

—Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 oPen mic with Jeremy norris

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

miKe o’Donnell

—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 —Stratusphere Entertainment, 4075 Gum Branch Rd., Ste. 6, Jacksonville; (910) 938-1900 40 eAst

—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 immortAl technique, Killer miKe, DiAbolic, AKir, DJ gi Joe, minDsone, big whisKey, chAz thomAs, DJ lorD wAlrus

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

—Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 3132584 KArAoKe with DJ DAmon

—Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 firedance & drums @ dark, dJ miT PsyTrance (11Pm)

—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 dJ

—Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 Live Jazz

—Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 dueLing Pianos

—Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 ToP 40 dJ

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 Jazz aT The cam: Lee venTers & vermiLLion sands

—Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999

friday, NOVEMBEr 4

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

house/Techno dJ

ocean grove, roBerT schwarTzmann of rooney

40 easT

—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 hiTcha off’s firsT friday: Ladies n Lyrics ParT 2

—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500 The mood

—Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 40 easT

—Beach Bumz, 107 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach (hed) P.e., sLaine

—Beach Bumz, 107 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach

—Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500 mike o’donneLL

—Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231

B-waLk and wL2f

—Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 dJ BaTTLe

Jazz wiTh Benny hiLL

—Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109

—Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395

karaoke wiTh ashLey

chris haTfieLd

—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 —Sand Bar, 417 S. College Rd.; 392-6800 Johnnie acousTic

—Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 souThBound 85

—NC Tarheel Opry House, 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville; (910) 347-4731 redemPTion

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

—Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141

—Sears Landing; 806 Roland Ave., Surf City NC, (910) 328-1312

dJ dr. Jones

souThBound 85

Liz uhLman

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

—NC Tarheel Opry House, 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville; (910) 347-4731

house/Techno dJ

medusa sTone

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ wiLLie sTyLez

—Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 7721400

—Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

Saturday, NOVEMBEr 5

Live music

dJ sir nick BLand

—Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 dJBe exTreme karaoke

—Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414 karaoke

—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 arTisT symPosium

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

—Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400

dJ Jay

oPen mic nighT wiTh Jeremy norris and Jason Jackson

—Port City Theater, 127 Princess St.; 772-2424 James Jarvis


karaoke wiTh heLLz BeLLe

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002 Benny hiLL and friends

—Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091

—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

—The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607


—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677

acousTic Jazz Piano wiTh James Jarvis

—Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 dJ

—Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 LoosewheeL BLuegrass Jam

—Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. hufTon BroThers, The Big chiefs, cary BenJamin

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—Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 dJ

—Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 dueLing Pianos

—Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133

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—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677

dJ —charLey Brownz, 21 s fronT sT.; 254-9499 dJBe exTreme karaoke

—Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 7621704


karaoke night

SuNday, NOVEMBEr 6

—Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910328-4090 —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026

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

american americans, mose giganTicus, edicius, zeuz

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100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832

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

a few good Liars

—Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872


TyLer hiLTon, BLake BreiThauPT, noah

—Hooligans Pub & Music Hall; 2620 Onslow Dr., Jacksonville, (910) 346-2086

—Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910328-4090

dueLing Pianos

—Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888



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—Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 Perry smiTh (Brunch 12-2)

—Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 nc symPhony

—Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 3132584

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Monkey Junction 910.392.7224


8pm - 10pm followed by


206 Old Eastwood Rd. (by Home Depot)


MONDAY 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY $5 Pizzas TUESDAY LIVE JAzz IN THE BAR Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 • Pacifico $250 WEDNESDAY Miller Light Pints $150 Coronoa/ Corona Lite Bottles $250 Margaritas/Peach Margaritas $4 THURSDAY Appletinis $4, RJ’s Painkiller $5 Red Stripe Bottles $250 Fat Tire Bottles $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4, 007 $350 Guinness Cans $3 Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze/Seabreeze $4 22oz. Blue Moon Draft $3 Select Domestic Bottles $2 SUNDAY Bloody Marys $4, Domestic Pints $150 Hurricanes $5 5564 Carolina Beach Road, (910) 452-1212

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—Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 7621704 Steven Compton

Moxology Sun. & Mon. $5 Specialty Cocktails 1/2 Price Apps (with entree purchase excludes carpaccio and mussels)

TueSday Choice $5 Wines by the Glass 1/2 Price Apps (with entree purchase excludes carpaccio and mussels)

WedneSday Ladies Day and Night! $5 Specialty Ladies’ Cocktail 16 Choices of Wine at $5 1/2 Price Apps (with entree purchase excludes carpaccio and mussels)

ThurSday $30.00 4-Course Prix Fixe! Selections vary weekly. Enjoy a dining adventure! Friday & SaTurday All Desserts are $5! Open Until Midnight with Full Service until 11. 35 n. FronT ST. doWnToWn WilMingTon

(910) 343-1395

$3 Domestic Schooners $2 Domestic Drafts $9.99 All You Can Eat Wings at the Bar 1/2 Priced Select Appetizers at the Bar

Monday nighT FooTbaLL $3 Domestic Schooners TueSday-kidS eaT Free nighT $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts WedneSday $3 Domestic Schooners ThurSday $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts Friday-TgiF $3.50 Cosmos $2.00 Domestic Drafts SaTurday-coLLege FooTbaLL $3 Domestic Schooners Monday- Friday 1/2 Priced Appetizers from 4-7 pm & 9 pm -close at the bar Free Appetizer of the Day with purchase of a non-refillable beverage from 5-7 at the bar. 4126 Oleander Dr. (910) 792-9700

WedNesday, November 9

DanCe party with DJ p Funk anD CheDr Selekt

aCouStiC Jazz piano with JameS JarviS

karaoke with DJ @-hole

—Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 3420872 karaoke

—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 open miC with JoSh Solomon

—Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 the heavy petS, the ShaCk BanD

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

—Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 pengo with Beau gunn

—Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 Brett JohnSon’S Jam

—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 multimeDia open miC night

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

tuesday, November 8 karaoke with mike norriS

Bar & Comedy Room

WedNeSdAY Nutt House Improv 9pm ThurSdAY Open Mic Stand-up 9pm

Fri. & SAT. NATIONAL HEADLINERS october 28-29

Karaoke @ 9pm All 36 drafts only $2.50 All day long! From Weeping Radish OBX to Rogue Dead Guy Ale

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november 4-5

$5 Monster Bombs

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—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 Steven Compton

—The River Rat, 1 S. Front St.; 763-1680 karaoke with hellz Belle

—Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002 the get Down Jam with mike FruSha anD FrienDS

—Port City Theater, 127 Princess St.; 7722424 DJ Jay

—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 gary allen’S aCouStiC open miC

—Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 karaoke with DJ Brewtal

—Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 live Jazz

—Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910509-2026 —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

the DeaD phiSh paniC

—Port City Theater, 127 Princess St.; 7722424 inDie muSiC night

—Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 karaoke with DJ party graS

—Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805 trivia with DutCh From 94.5 the hawk

roger etheriDge & roy harper

—The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 Jeremy norriS

—Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 live aCouStiC

—Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 DJ Sir niCk BlanD

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

—The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701


DixielanD allStarS

10x10 norwooD Cheek, unholy tongueS, D+D SluggerS

—Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212

live aCouStiC 920 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Town Center (910) 509-0805

—Genee’s, inside America’s Best Value Inn, 4903 Market St.; 799-1440

Cape Fear BlueS Jam

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

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DJBe extreme karaoke

Cary BenJamin

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—Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091

—Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888


—Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231

—Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996

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

Sunday-nFL Sunday TickeT

piano reCeption

—Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 College night karaoke

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

—Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

—Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 All entertainment must be sent to by Wednesday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

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Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the IntraBRIXX WOOD FIRED PIZZA coastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American resin Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and Wood dinner are served daily. Ataurant shortdrive from the beach, Brixx Fired Pizza in Favorites include lump cakes, succulent seafood lasaMayfaire Town jumbo Center is crab a fun, friendly neighborhood gna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. restaurant. Serving the best brick-oven pizzas around, Dine inside or at their award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which Brixx also offers a fine selection of signature focaccia is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. sandwiches, pastas, fresh salads andwelcome. desserts. Stop in during the summer months. Large parties Private event for a quick lunch, or kick back on the patio with oneWrightsof 24 space available. 4 Marina Street, ville Beach, 256.8500. beers on tapNC. or (910) 14 wines by the glass. 6801 Main Street, ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Wilmington, NC 28405. (910)Mon-Fri 256-9677. - 11pm; SatLUNCH & Sun 11am&– DINNER: 11pm. ■11am SERVING Mon.-Sat. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach am–1am; Sun. 11am – 11pm. 11 ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■■NEIGHBORHOOD: MUSIC: Music every Sun. inMidtown Summer ■■FEATURING: 2-for-1 pizzas and apps WEBSITE:

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ington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef BLUEWATER Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has Enjoy panoramic of sailing ships to offer.spectacular We feature Wild Caught & views Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic locally sourced produce & herbs and theand Intracoastal Waterway whileprovide diningtheatperfect this compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Wilmington’s popular casual American restaurant Voted in Wrightsville Best ChefLunch 2008, 09 “Moderndaily. Seafood Cuisine” Beach. and& 2010. dinnerDubbed are served Favorites we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering lasagna, crispyShrimp, coconut shrimp “Fire Cracker” Crispy Cajun and Friedan NCincredible Oysters & CaBlue ribbean fudge pie.Seafood Dine inside at their award-winCrab Claw Scampi, Cevicheor& Conch Fritters to name a few.outdoor Larger Plates Plancha grilledisPainted Hills Steaks, ning patioinclude and bar, which the location for Blackend Drum Filet, Music Charleston Crab every Cakes, Sun. Tempura OBX their livelyRed Waterfront Series during Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen Trigger fish. the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegevent space available. 4 Maetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts from rina Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. AlanStreet, DeLovely. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilming-

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Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Keith Rhodes exBUFFALO WILD WINGS plores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for offer. We feature Wild Sustainably the whole family, Buffalo WildCaught Wings is &the place! Awardraised winning Seafood. Organic and locally sourced & wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. produce Plus…salads, herbsflatbreads, provide burgers, the perfect compliment our TVs fresh wraps, and more. Tons of Big to screen and allCatch. your favorite sports. We haveVoted daily drink specials, a HUGE draft Consecutively Wilmington’s Best selection, and Free day every day. Come in for our SeaWeekChef 2008, 09Trivia & all 2010. Dubbed “Modern day Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing food Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a Salad. Appetizers great place to dine in orinclude take out.our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun FriedMon-Sat NC Oysters ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am2am and Sun 11am-2am & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, Seafood Ceviche & ■Conch NEIGHBORHOOD: locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Fritters to2name a few. Larger Plates include Monkey Junction Plancha grilled(910-392-7224) Painted Hills Steaks, Blackend Red ■ MUSIC: Live music every Friday and Saturday in the Summer Drum Filet, Charleston Crab Cakes, Tempura OBX ■ WEBSITE: Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen C.G. TriggerDAWGS fish. Custom Entree request gladly accomFor great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look modated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Alno further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of lergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts fromdelivery Alan fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured DeLovely. Full hot ABC 6623 Market Street, from the cleanest dogPermits. carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian Wilmington, NCsausages 28405.are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or lateMon-Fri night cravings. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: ■11 SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 5pm. Sat. at the farmers am-2pm and Mon. Sat. 5pm-9pm. market. Thurs.- Sat. nights on Market St. between Front and 2nd ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington St. from 10pm – 3:00am.Fibbers on Sun. nights Until 3am. ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List ■ NEIGHBORHOOD Downtown ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington Wilmington’s ■Carolina. FEATURING: Acclaimed WineNative List

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THE GEORGE ON RIVERWALK Serving breakfast all dayTHE as well as lunch and handDrop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destimade 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 3egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen

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pass!) Why satisfy when you can indulge? Find the George on the Riverwalk at 128 South Water Street, 910-763-2052. C.G. DAWGS ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tues. – Sat. 11am – 9 pm. For great traditional New York Enjoy Sunday Lunch and Brunch 11am style – 3pm.eats with Southern charm look noDowntown further than C.G. Dawgs. You will ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: be drawn in by the Brunch aroma/ of fine beefonly franks served ■ FEATURING: Sunday Wilmington’s dock’n’dine restaurant. with witty banter and good natured delivery from the ■ WEBSITE : cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous

hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare ofHALLIGAN’S fered, a myriad of condiments for all mid“Failte,”with is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” andofatyour Halligan’s PublicorHouse it’s ourcravings. “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a day late night world of Irish hospitality where food 11 warms am - the 5pmheart . ■ SERVING LUNCH & delicious DINNER: and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house Sat. at the farmers market. Thurs.- Sat. nights on specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, 3:00serve am. aFibbers on Sun. nights untilentrees 3am. including we- also full selection of other delicious ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches(Halligan’s and salads. And if you are ■ FEATURING: Cheese Lunch Steak), time delivery downtown looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or

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7 Days a Week Mon-Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 am ThursSun 11:30 am - 2:00 am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop ■ fEatURING: THE Best Rueben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSItE:

HENRY’S A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. –Mon.11am10pm; Tues.- Fri.: 11am – 11pm; Sat.: 10am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ fEatURING: Daily blackboard specials. ■ MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30pm ■ WEBSItE:

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

K’S CafE

Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome home-cooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. Serving Breakfast (from $3.50) and Lunch (including daily entree-and-two side specials for $6.95), K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington. They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger Platter smothered in gravy! They also offer great choices such as fresh chicken salad, crabcake sandwich, soups, and even a delicious Monte Cristo served on French toast bread. K’s also offers soup, sandwich and salad combos and a great variety of homemade desserts. On Sundays they offer a great brunch menu which changes every week. A variety of choices will be on the menu such as Shrimp and Grits and Eggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Give K’s Cafe a won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 791-6995. Find us on Facebook or on our website, ■ SERVING BREakfaSt & LUNCH: 7 DAYS A WEEK ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ fEatURING: Ever-changing brunch

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

■ fEatURING: 70s menu every Friday ■ MUSIC: Fri. & Sat. in summer ■ WEBSItE:


Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon.-Fri.10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ fEatURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSItE:


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



■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Midtown & North Wilmington ■ WEBSItE: ■ fEatURING: An expanded dinner menu, at the

Porter’s Neck location, which changes weekly.

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Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, 98% Turkey, and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open seven days from 11am-4pm, late night hours are Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; (910) 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm Sun-Wed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. (910) 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 452-3952. 11am-7pm Mon-Sun; South Howe St. in Southport, (910) 4577017 (CLOSED FOR THE SEASON UNTIL EASTER WEEKEND); 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, (910) 458-5778; 1250 Western Blvd., Unit L-4 Jacksonville, (910) 228-0952, opened Mon-Sun 11am-9pm. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City ■ fEatURING: Dog friendly locations

at Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington. Buy a hot dog, we’ll throw in an extra for your pooch. (Without bun.) ■ WEBSItE:

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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; 7633035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sun.. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588) ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open for Lunch M-F 11-2:30; Dinner M-Th 5-9; F-Sa 5-10; Sun. 5-9. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown and North Wilmington ■ fEatURING: Vegetarian/vegan options.


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

910-343 -1722

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atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch Specials


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 halfpriced nigiri and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thurs. 4pm10pm; Fri. and Sat. 4pm-10:30pm and Sun. 11am10pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. ■ WEBSITE:


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

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


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

■ SERVING DINNER: Sun.- Thurs.

5:00 – 10pm.; Fri. and Sat., 5pm – Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Upstairs sofa bar serving

cocktails and lighter fare.



The Crêperie of Wilmington! Our Crêpes & More a family owned and operated French Crêperie, is serving authentic, homemade French cuisine to dine in or to go. Everything on their menu is under $10, and is a healthy alternative, while eating a savory meal or sweet treat. Open at 7 am Tuesday through Friday, Our Crêpes & More offers a delicious variety of breakfast combos, quickly served or to go. On the Savory side, the Uzès, Quebec, Forestiere Royale or Tahiti are among the most popular. Their homemade Ratatouille, South France type Sub like the Pain Bagnat are worth the detour too! On the sweet side, The Versailles, St- Tropez or Crazy Nutella (with homemade Nutella ice cream) will make you come back for more! They also serve Fresh Salads or Soups depending on the seasons, amazing all natural Homemade Sorbet & Ice Cream, Croissants & Chocolate Croissants. Open all day with free WiFi and live French radio, Our Crepes & More is a pleasant yet casual place to unwind. Our Crepes & More can accommodate large parties! ■ OPEN: TUESDAY – FRIDAY 7AM – 3 PM SATURDAY & SUNDAYS 8AM – 3PM! (Monday Closed.) ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Vegetarian and gluten-free options. Free Wi-Fi.. ■ WEBSITE:

Downtown Wilmington’s Best Bang for Your Buck

Black Water Adventure • Autumn Escape • Eagles Island Cruise • Sunset Cruise • Captain’s Lazy Day Cruise

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November 3rd CLAY CROTTS 6:30 p.m. - $25


Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Thu 11am2pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri 11am-2pm, 5pm-11pm; Sat 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm; Sun 11:30am-2pm, 5pm9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine ($7.95 daily) ■ WEBSITE:


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

sunday November 6 - $25

sEcREt IslAND cRuIsE With LIVE Music from Dave Meyer!

Join us on a journey to our Secret Island with exploring, bird watching, and bloody mary specials on board! Dave Meyer will be on board with a mix of classic rock & blues. Live Music, Awesome views and an opportunity to explore an uninhabited island of your own. Can’t beat it! saturday November 26th - $25

ONE WAY cRuIsE tO WRIghtsvIllE BEAch

We will be departing our dock @ 10 am arriving @ Seapath Marina 1 ish... Join us on this relaxing cruise down river past the state port, then travel thru Snows Cut and up the Intracoastal...all while sitting back & learning a little about the history of this area, bird watching, catch a glimpse of perhaps some dolphins or turtles and even a paddle boarder.

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Visit us on the Riverwalk! 212 S. Water Street

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Leland. (910) 383.1885. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11am –

10pm.; Fri. & Sat. 11am – 11pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials ■ WEBSITE:


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

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


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

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


“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 highestquality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 256-2229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT:

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


Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates!

■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11am-

2:30pm and from 5-10pm. Closed Sunday. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Nightly specials ■ WEBSITE:


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


Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE:


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




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


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


In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/Soul Food and Buffet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” co-owner Gena Casey says. Gena and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits and homemade banana puddin’ are among a few of many other delectable items. 5559 Oleander Drive. (910) 798-2913. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 9pm and on Sundays from 11am to 8pm.Closed Mon. and Tuesdays. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING:For adventurous palates, pig’s feet and chitterlings.


The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 300 wines available by the bottle—from some of the best boutique and cult wines to everyday values that work with any budget. We use a state-of-the-art wine preservation system—the N2Vin system—to keep our wine fresh and at the perfect temperature. The wine bar also features some of the most outstanding craft beers and sparkling wines. In addition to an abundant drink menu, The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar presents a small menu of fine cheeses, Italian cured meats, small plates and decadent desserts to accompany and compliment any wine selection. The serene ambiance of The Fortunate Glass, created by the beautiful wall murals, the elegant copper and glass tile bar, castle rocked walls and intimate booths enhances the experience of any selection you choose. ■ SERVING EVENINGS: Tues.-Thurs. 4pm-12am

Fri. 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sat. 2 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 12 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Free Wine Tasting: Tues. 6-8 p.m.

Sparkling Wine Specials & Half Price Select Bottles : Wed. & Thurs. Monthly Food & Wine Pairing Events ■ WEBSITE:


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

tor TVs in Wilmington. ■ WEBSITE:


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


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

Sat. nights. and 1/2 priced select appetizers m-th 4-7pm ■ WEBSITE:

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Saturday, Dec. 3 1pm & 5pm Sunday, Dec. 4 5pm

Saturday, Dec. 3 Minnie Evans Art Center Tree Showing: 10am Tickets $10

Minnie Evans Art Center Tickets $25

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Stone Soup Concerts presents Singer/Songwriter

Greg Trooper

By Steven Dietz

November 26 & 27 Wilmington Convention Center

A juried art and craft show consisting of outstanding artists and craftsmen from Wilmington and around the country.

Oct. 6 thru Nov. 6


November 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Press 102 Veranda Ballroom 102 S. Second Street, Downtown

$15.00 General admission

For more inFormation, visit

Red Barn Studio • 1122 S. Third Street (910) 762-0955 • Tickets $23 - $25

Keynote speaker

Jamaica After Dark Series


November 19th, December 3rd & 17th 9pm- 1am

Sandra Dubose

“A New Attitude: Maximizing the Power of Perspective” Thursday, November 17 11:30am - 1:00pm


Press 102 • 102 South Second Street




Friday November 4th Saturday November 5th Conan • Opened for: Louis C.K. • Daniel Tosh and Nick Swardson • Comedy Central Jimmy Fallon • Sasquatch Music Festival Bumbershoot Comedy


8pm Show | Doors 7pm | Admission: $10/$12 Jamaican Comfort Zone 417 S. College Road, Unit #24 18 and over

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Cape Fear Festival of Trees

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

Cape Fear Festival of Trees & Nutcracker Ballet

Tape by STephen belber

november 10-12, 18-19, & 24-26 aT 8pm and november 13, 20, & 27 aT 5pm

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80s Party Tuesday, 11/15/11 8pm -12am

November 9, 2011 | 7:30 AM Wilmington Convention Center

Guest Speakers: Tim Bourne, Executive Producer; Dan Brawley, Director; Greg Prange, Producer; Bill Vassar, Executive VP Film industry veterans will talk about the state of the industry, how filming locations are selected and what Wilmington can do to continue to grow its film business.

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received advice that would become a mantra for his entire career. While preparing for a spot on “The Tonight Show,” then-host Jay Leno said, “Coulier, if you work clean, you can work anywhere.” The advice became invaluable, as it was Coulier’s Grated sensibilities that earned him a role on the quintessential family-friendly sitcom “Full House.” It also created and cast a shadow upon his career. It’s not uncommon for television stars to lead dramatic, movie-worthy lives—but it goes both ways. For every success story (Michael J. Fox), there’s a cautionary tale (Danny Bonaduce). Comfortably in the middle lies Coulier. After his swift rise into the public eye, there were no controversies to mar the image—no nasty divorces, sundry addictions or embarrassing mug shots. In fact, Coulier came to negative press was when he was outted as the inspiration for Alanis Morissette’s acid-tongued confessions in her 1995 hit “You Oughta Know.” Coulier made the transition from comedy clubs to television, and lent his versatile voice on “Scooby-Doo,” the “The Jetsons” and Jim Henson’s “Muppet Babies.” Afterward came the role that changed his life—his break on ABC’s “Full House” as the goofy albeit loveable Joey Gladstone. Recently, he has been providing voices for Adult Swim’s irreverent series “China, IL” and “Robot Chicken.” As well, he is writing a screenplay for an untitled Christmas movie, and next year he will be touring with his own troupe The Clean Guys of Comedy. When he calls me from LA, he is on the set of “Can’t Get Arrested,” a new Web series. He plays a thinly veiled version of himself, as well his own washedup manager, Irv Steenstein. He also stars alongside his former co-star Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner). The pilots is appropiately titled “Full Blouse,” and the plot indicates it less family-friendly than the series it puns. “Sweetin and I are sitting at dinner and the paparazzi takes a picture of us,” Coulier describes. “And they purposely Photoshop a nip slip onto her, and it hits the press ... she’s outraged, but I think it’s

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a real opportunity.” encore spoke with Coulier about the new series, stand-up and life after “Full House.” encore: How did “Can’t Get Arrested” come about? Dave Coulier: It’s an idea I had for Jodie and I. Most of the “Full House” cast still keep in touch. As luck would have it, a producer, Jordan Rozansky, contacted me and said he’d like to work together, so we sat down and just clicked. We decided that we kind of wanted to do a show that wasn’t mean-spirited. We wanted a flavor of [the HBO series] “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and combine elements of TMZ in there as well; we thought of a really interesting way to do it. We shook that all up, poured it out, and “Can’t Get Arrested” came out. e: I’ve noticed a lot of contemporary TV series have documentary-style camerawork (“The Office,” “Modern Family”), but none seem to incorporate the voyeurism of TMZ and other paparazzi outlets. DC: When you’re in this crazy business, you never know when TMZ is going to suddenly show up at a restaurant and start snapping pictures. I thought: Let’s take the absurdity of that and the [instantaneous nature of] social media and comically explore that world. That was the catalyst. We filmed with Dennis Haskins [Mr. Belding from “Saved By The Bell”] and Kato Kaelin [infamous O.J. Simpson trial witness] yesterday, and Candace Cameron [D.J. Tanner, “Full House”] is shooting with us tomorrow. It’s come together as a perfect storm of comedy—that hasn’t happened in my career a lot. e: I read you were reaching out to self-proclaimed “Full House” fan Jimmy Fallon for a reunion. DC: Yeah, I actually tweeted Jimmy this morning. He’s been trying to reunite the “Saved By The Bell” cast ... he’d done some bits about “Full House” and had me, John Stamos and Bob Saget on the show before, so I know he’s a fan. e: Recently, I saw an episode of “30 Rock,” in which a Canadian actor referred to you as “Sir Dave Coulier.” You were born in Michigan, yet Canada claims you as one of its own.

DC: [Laughs] Yeah, I saw that. Well, my mom’s side of the family is all from Canada, so I have those roots. I played hockey growing up in Detroit, and my last name sounds French, so I think a lot of people confuse the fact that I was born in Detroit . . . I think most of it’s because I wore a Red Wings jersey on “Full House.” e: After doing stand-up for nearly four decades, how have you seen comedy evolve? DC: Well, the subject matter is constantly evolving, but there’s only a number of ways you can tell a joke. Only the players have changed. It hasn’t gotten any easier. [Laughs] I came up with a wonderful group of comedians like Garry Shandling, Dennis Miller, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser—the list goes on and on. Being onstage with them every night, you had to be great. You couldn’t follow Seinfeld with a mediocre set. e: On the other hand, television seems to have drastically changed since “Full House.” DC: I think television’s gotten a little cynical. I hear all the time, “Why aren’t there more shows like “Full House” on television, where I can sit down with my kids and watch.” I don’t know how to answer. I think suddenly there became this attitude that loving your family wasn’t a hip thing, and kids have to be [portrayed as] brats while the parents have to be dismissive and aloof; “Full House” was anything but. People often revere that as a simpler time and it really was. e: You’ve managed to keep your wholesome reputation, which I imagine is hard—especially when former co-stars Bob Saget and John Stamos, with the help of guest spots on “Entourage,” are shedding their cleancut images. Has it been difficult? DC: It’s a choice I made early on. I don’t necessarily think you need to have an F-bomb to make people laugh. ... My style is: Let’s just get the laugh and not insult or alienate someone in the process. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a prude [but] there’s a time and a place. You get to entertain a very wide demographic, as opposed to just young white males who want to come and hear “Uncle Joey” swear.







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events ECOTONE Ecotone, the award-winning literary magazine of UNCW’s acclaimed creative writing program, will host a reading on Thurs., 11/3, 7:30pm, WHQR’s MC Erney Gallery. Celebrate the release of the Fall 2011 “Happiness” issue. The evening will feature selections from past Ecotone issues, as well as the new issue. Readers will include UNCW authors Karen Bender, Clyde Edgerton, David Gessner, and Robert Siegel; Cape Fear Literary Council executive director Linda Lytvinenko; and WHQR’s own George Scheibner. Guests will also enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Copies of current and past Ecotones, as well astwo-issue subscriptions, will be available for purchase. Tickets: $15 and SENIOR EXPO 11/3, 10am: Mark your calendars to attend the Coastal Area’s New Senior Expo, featuring over 40 Exhibitors offering Information on Activites, Products and Services for the happiness, health and well-being of seniors.... Seminars on Advance Directives, Living Wills and POA’s; Medicare; VA Benefits; and A Virtural Tour Through Dementia. FREE Screenings of Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Hearing plus More! Held at the First Baptist Activities Center, 1939 Independence Boulevard in Wilmington. 910-512-9948. UNCW PRESENTS UNCW Presents Arts in Action Series. Subscrip-


UNCW’s literary magazine will host a reading on Thursday the 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at WHQR’s M.C. Erney Gallery. The release of the “Happiness” edition offers numerous writings from acclaimed authors from UNCW, including Clyge Edgerton, Karen Bender and Robert Siegel. Guests from Cape Fear Literacy Council and WHQR’s very own George Scheibner will also be on hand, with wine hors d’oeuvre and live music to be enjoyed. Tickets: $15. tions are on sale now through Kenan Box Office at 962-3500 and online, Shows at Kenan Auditorium unless otherwise noted. www. Schedule: 11/3, 8pm: Grammy Award winning Dobet Gnahoré. A remarkable singer from the Côte d’Ivoire, Gnahorè, performs with a group of instrumentalists offering new sounds, ancient traditions and remarkable music. From Mandingue melodies to Congolese rumba, Ivory Coast ziglibiti to Cameroon bikoutsi, Gnahoré’s pan-African palette blends colorful compositions, jazz-inflected vocals and unparalleled charisma. $22 GA, $18 faculty and staff and $6 students. Kenan Box Office 910.962.3500 or buy tickets: JUGGLING GYPSY Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St. Schedule: • 11/3: Firedancers and

Drum Circle, w/DJ. • 11/4-6: #Occupy Wall Street Showcase • 11/7: Monday Multimedia Open Mic • 11/10: Firedancers and Drum Circle, w/DJ. • 11/11: Belly dance Showcase, w/Vatra Gitana • 11/14: Monday Multimedia Open Mic • 11/17: Firedancers and Drum Circle, w/DJ. • 11/21: Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, every Third Monday. THALIAN MAIN ATTRACTIONS SERIES Thalian Hall Main Attractions Series. Schedule: Shakespeare on Trial, 11/4, 8pm. A Mr. Bill Shakespeare takes the stand for a grilling by MacBeth, Iago, Hamlet and Juliet—who are up-close, personal, ticked-off and tired of being misunderstood. Think Harvey Corman and Tim Conway in a theatrical courtroom of dramatic mischief in a two-man comedy. www.offtheleash. ca/shakespeare-on-trial • The Raleigh Ringers, 11/19, 8pm. Popular 17-member handbell ensemble with a repertoire that’s 50% classics & rock, 50% holiday favorites—and 100% awesome. Performing on one of the most extensive collections of bells and bell-like instruments in the world. Box Office 910-632-2285; 800-523-2820. Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. Events subject to change. All tickets subject to $1 historic restoration fee added at time of purchase. ST STAN’S POLISH FESTIVAL 11/5: St. Stan’s Polish Festival. Traditional Polish food, dancing, entertainment, crafts, silent auction, children’s entertainment and more! Free parking. St. Stanislaus Church, 4849 Castle Hayne Rd., Castle Hayne. 910-675-2336. www. CRAFT FAIR 11/5, 10am: 12th Annual Craft Fair @ St. Mark Catholic Church (1011 Eastwood Rd.) sponsored by the LAOH. 40+ Vendors & artisans. Unique crafts, homemade gifts, handcrafted jewelry, doll clothing, artwork, Irish jewelry/gifts/accessories, holiday items and much more!! All proceeds benefit local charities: Miracle Field and St. Mary Health Center. Cathy Lynch: CAPE FEAR SORBA 11/6: Cape Fear SORBA, a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, will be holding the Brunswick Brawl Short Track Mountain Bike Race. Held on a 2.4 mile course at the Brunswick Nature Park off of N.C. HWY 133, is the first Mountain Bike Race to ever be held on the newly constructed trails, built entirely by club volunteers. The Brunswick Brawl will have categories for all levels of racers. The expert racers will be competing for a share of the money raised, while the rest of the funds will go CFSORBA to aid in additional trail construction at the park. The club expects to begin construction on the next 2+ miles of trail in the coming months. Austin Fenwick: 828-243-7867 or HIP AND HANDMADE CRAFT FAIR See page 21. LUMINA STATION WEEK OF WOW 11/9-12: Lumina Station hosts ticketed events, store specials and discounts, exclusive restaurant menus, designer trunk shows, fitness boot camp,

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and more!Experience all that Lumina Station can offer and help give back to local charity foundations! A portion of proceeds will support The Carousel Center for Abused Children and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Other activities during include a passport that must be stamped at each participating merchant to be entered into a raffle as well as the Wheel of WOW and WOW grab bags! Spin the wheel or pull out the top prize at time of purchase • Tickets events include: 11/9, 10am: Healthy Living Workshop: Free, interactive and hosted by Lumina Fitness. Learn how to stretch, eat healthy, and exercise during their bootcamp fitness session and enter to win Lumina Fitness memberships, training sessions, and other exciting gifts! • 11/9: Kickoff Party, 5-8pm, with refreshing drinks, silent auction for The Carousel Center and JDRF. • 11/1-, 11:30am-2pm: Live Colorfully at Paysage Home Decor & Interior Styling Luncheon. Special guest speakers will be Ginny Collette of Lee Industries, Jeff Hughes of Natural Curiosities, and Holly Young May of Paysage Interiors. Enjoy friends, food, and fashion all under one (beautifully designed) roof! • 11/11, 7-9pm: She Wore Blue Velvet Fashion Show w/Style Girl Jess James— glamorous styles for winter season, raffle and unveiling of the WOW makeover candidates! FESTIVAL LATINO 11/12, 11am: Festival Latino takes place at Ogden Park for the first time since outgrowing Hugh MacRae Park! Featuring music, food and dance! Vendors needed to market services to over 20,000 people. Largest Latino event in Cape Fear. Amigos Internacional: (910) 264-4915 or HOLY GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE Holy Grounds Coffee House, a nonprofit organization, designates the months of October and November to be a Fundraising Time for our Food Pantry. Help distribute food to over 100 families every Saturday morning from 9-11am • November: A Food Drive at Holy Grounds. Anyone that wants to donate non-perishable food to give away to the folks in our community in need, can bring them by HG from 7am-2pm, Mon-Fri. Every 5 items donated to HG will get the giver a free cup of regular coffee or 50 percent off of a specialty coffee. Also welcomed: coats, sweaters, and blankets to give away during cold winter months. BATTLESHIP NC 11/12: Behind the scenes tour of the Battleship to see un-restored areas. 4-hr tour consists of small groups with guides. Guests explore the bow (officers’ country and boatswain locker), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer’s office, torpedo area), Engine room #1, the refrigerator compartments, and climb inside the fire control tower to the top of the ship. The Azalea Coast Radio Club will be in Radio II to explain their work on the ship’s radio transmitters. Limited to ages 12 and older; 40 participants/time slot: 8:30-12:30 or afternoon 1:305:30 pm. RSVP/payment by 11/10. $45/$35 for Friends of the Battleship or active military. 910251-5797. HOLIDAY FEST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

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11/12, 9am:-3pm Oleander United Methodist Church is hosting its’ 2nd Annual Holiday Fest Arts and Crafts Show. We are located next to Papa Johns’ on Oleander Drive. One-stop Christmas shopping w/a variety of one-of-a-kind, unique gifts for everyone on your list. A delicious breakfast and lunch will be available at a nominal price. Cheryl Johnson: FAVORED AND FABULOUS Cicely Pringle with Beautifully Mended we are an event planning company, and we are hosting Favored and Fabulous, a nonprofit self esteem empowerment workshop for teen girls ages 13-19. On Sat., 11/12, 1-5:30pm, at Valour Ministries of Grace 3504 N. Kerr Ave. Admission is free. Seats are limited: 910-262-2436 or www.signmeup. com/79002 to RSVP. Free food,contests,and giveaways. 910-262-2436 or NATIONAL GAMING DAY 11/12, 1pm: National Gaming Day is free fun for all ages at Main Library, 1-4pm. Compete in a national Frogger video game tournament, play Xbox 360 Kinect, PS3 Move, Wii bowling, all kinds of board games and puzzles, and bean bag toss. Local sponsors are GameStop, Cape Fear Games, and the Friends of NHC Library. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day, including a refurbished Wii and a refurbished D Si! THANK GOODNESS FOR CAREGIVERS 11/12, 10am: “Thank Goodness for Caregivers” Join us to celebrate you thecaregiver. Event is sponsored by Elderhaus PACE, Area Agency on Aging and the Senior Resource Center. Educational workshops to support caregivers and Thanksgiving lunch will be held at Elderhaus PACE, 2222 S. 17th Str. Free. Holly Henderson: (910) 395-4554 or FREE CLINIC Free low-vision clinic for individuals with visual impairments, 11/19, 10am-3pm, at the disAbility Resource Center, 140-C Cinema Dri. Free; however RSVP: or (910) 538-6677. UNCW 2011-12 ARTS SEASON The UNCW Office of Cultural Arts announces its 2011/12 season, which includes a schedule of internationally-acclaimed artists, encompassing a wide range of styles and genres, with performances by luminaries in classical and jazz music, dance and drama. Tickets at the Kenan Auditorium Box Office, Mon-Fri, noon-5PM, 910-9623500 or 800-732-3643. At Kenan Auditorium unless otherwise specified. Schedule: 11/5: Invisible Man: World Premiere Stage Adaptation

charity/fund-raisers NC GIVE 2 THE TROOPS HOLIDAY DRIVE The NC branch of Give2theTroops announces the 2011 Holidays for the Troops Care Package Collection Drive. Holiday decorations, foods, cards, holiday CDs and DVDs, and gifts for deployed military are being collected and sent in care boxes to troops serving in combat areas. Items will be collected until 11/30 and can be shipped or delivered to us here in Greenville NC. Our branch expects to ship about 800 packages, with each package containing enough items for 12-20 members to share. Your financial contributions are also needed to help with postage costs which will be about $18,000. Barbara Whitehead: 252-3218227. RUMMAGE SALE Rummage sale at B’nai Israel Congregation, 2601 Chestnut St. (off 26th and Market), Fri/Sun, 11/4, 9am-2pm, and 11/6, 9am-1pm. OCCUPY WALL ST FUND-RAISER

11/4-6: Eight Circuits Production will be hosting #OccupyWallStreet Fund-raiser Festival, at The Juggling Gypsy Entertainment Parlor on 1612 Castle Street. This weekend long event will begin every day at 4pm, and will include live and local music, info sessions, workshops, a zine table, outdoor fire performances, film screenings and live streaming of the protest. Music by The Clams (on the Half Shell), St. Anthony, Tickle Button, Dead Pharaoh, Caucasians, Taqasim Tribe, Steven Gibbs, Tijuana Guano, DJ Chaos Elph, and many more, including members from local group, Libraries. Admission is $1+, or donations of nonperishable food, new or gently used blankets, medical supplies, etc. All proceeds will be used to purchase and send food and provisions to the protestors in New York. CHORDS FOR A CAUSE Gloriana will be joined with the elegant tones of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, 11/5, in Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium. The special concert will benefit Chords for a Cause, a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of music to support medical programs in the community. To support the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s commitment to bring more smiles to the children and families who come to the hospital for care. Gloriana has a gold certified hit single, “Wild at Heart” and won the fan vote for “Best Breakthrough Artist” in the Amercian Music Awards. Tickets available through the Kenan box office in August.

used items from local retailers and residents for sale—a mega sale, featuring everything from children’s and adult’s toys to books, home decor and electronics! Cash only! WILLIE STARGELL CELEB GOLF TOURNEY 9th annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament: 11/11,12, and 13 at The Country Club of Landfall. Close to 30 celebrities will attend this year’s three day event. Those celebrities include former Oakland A’s pitcher, Dave Stewart, former Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher, John “Candy Man” Candeleria, and President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Frank Coonelly, just to name a few. Michelle Hackman at GREEN BABY DIAPER SERVICE 11/12, 11am: Baby Netta, named after her mommy and grandmother, is just over 2 years old. She suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that has been diagnosed as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. There is no cure, but can be regulated with medication. Green Baby and Infinity Photography are hosting a cornhole tournament and fundraiser for Netta at Mayfaire’s Event Field. There will be delicious food, children’s activities and great music.

WE GOT THE BEAT On Sat., 11/5, 6:30pm, Thalian Hall for DREAMS Presents: We Got the Beat!, a gala evening of art and entertainment. During our pre-show reception, enjoy the sounds of local musicians Raphael Namé and Koostic Thang as you savor delicious hors d’oeuvre and fine wine. Then settle in for a fabulous night, featuring DREAMS student perLAOH CRAFT FAIR formances on Thalian’s main stage, unique work 11/5, 10am-4pm: 12th annual LAOH Craft Fair, by young visual artists, amazing silent and live at St. Mark CatholicChurch. 40 plus vendors and auctions, incredible raffle items, and much, much artisans showcasing their unique wares. Crafts, more. Tickets are $60 and are available at the homemade gifts, handcrafted jewelry, doll clothThalian Hall box office (310 Chestnut Street), by calling 910-632-2285, or at Allproceeds benefit DREAMS of Wilmington, which is dedicated to building creative, committed citizens, one child at a time, by providing youth in need DREAMS’ will host a gala of a good time, with art and with high-quality, free-of-charge programming entertainment at its forefront on the 5th. Musicians in the literary, visual and performing arts.


Raphael Namé and Koostic Thing take the stage, with hors d’ouevre and wine being served, before performances by DREAMS students get underway. Silent and live auctions take place, as well as a raffle! Tickets are only $60, available at All profits benefit building a creative community through providing at-risk youth a creative outlet through the arts. ing, artwork, Irish gifts/jewelry, holiday items and much more! Proceeds benefit Miracle Field & Playground and St. Mary Health Center.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND COAT DRIVE 11/5, 10am-3pm: Christmas Bazaar and Community Coat Drive at First United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach (901 N. Kings Hwy). Vendors, arts and crafts, local artists, bake sale and more! Free, but please bring a new or clean, gently used coat (for children and/or adults) in our community, and receive a ticket (1 ticket/donated item; max 3 tickets) for 10%off one item from participating vendors. UMW items and bake sale items not included. Coat Drive will benefit many in need in the Myrtle Beach area First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry Missions United Methodist Women (UMW) Missions (local and global). JR LEAGUE BARGAIN SALE Jr League’s 57th annual Bargain Sale, with presale on 11/4, 6:30-8:30pm, $6. Event on 11/5, 7:30am-1:30pm. Old Haverty’s building at Hanover Center. 3501 Oleander Dr. New and gently

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BREATHE DEEP ILM 5K 11/12, 9am: Breathe Deep Wilmington, a 5k walk/fun run to support lung cancerresearch, will be held at Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington. Open to the publi, both spectators and participants are encouraged to attend. Event check-in and event day registration begins 9am. 5k walk and fun run starts 10am; friendly to strollers and pets. Free giveaways, silent auction, food, drink, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes for the top fundraising teams and individuals. PPD, UBS Financial Services, Quality Agents, and Russ Chiropractic are sponsoring the event. All proceeds support LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’slargest private funder of lung cancer research. Register: wilmington CHOWDA FEST 11/12, noon: 9th Annual ChowdaFest! Hot clam chowder on a cool fall afternoon sounds like the Ninth Annual ChowdaFest! Serving up four kinds of chowder on Saturday, November 12, ChowdaFest takes place on the Riverview Patio at Fat Tony’s Italian Pub, 131 N. Front Street in downtown Wilmington. Enjoy New England, Manhattan, and Down East varieties, plus our very own Roasted Poblano Chicken Corn Chowder. $5 admission charge includes one cup of your choice, and others may be purchased. No festival is complete without music, and this year Bag-of-Toys will perform at noon, and NoSeRiDeRs will perform at 3pm. A portion of proceeds goes to Cape Fear Literacy Council. See you there!

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON Bargain Box 4th Annual Holiday Luncheon, Kathy Vezzetti: 910-362-0603 or kvezzetti@bellsouth. net. “An American Original: Eleanor Roosevelt,” Sat., 11/19, 10:30am-1pm. Bargain Box of ILM invites the community to attend its 4th annual Holiday Luncheon and “An American Original: Eleanor Roosevelt” performed by Marjorie Megivern. Ms. Megivern portrays one of the most influential First Ladies of the 20th century who won hearts with her concern for society’s marginalized and needy. Marjorie Megivern, playwright, director and actor with more than 30 years’ experience in Wilmington, researches, writes and performs the lives of important historic women. Held at Lee Parish Hall, St. James Parish, 25 South Third Street in Wilmington. Advance tickets: $35. SENIOR CENTER SHOPPING BAZAAR 11/19, 10am-4pm: VOCAL will have their annual Senior Center Holiday Shopping Bazaar at the Senior Center. VOCAL is a non profit organization helping to assist our local seniors at the NHC Senior Center. This fundraiser helps to purchase supplies and other items to assist with various activities at the center. We’re looking for craft vendors and shoppers to assist in this one-stop shopping event. Debbie Randall: 617-9845.

theatre/auditions NEW RIVER PLAYERS See page 18. THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK See page 16. UNCW THEATRE DEPT 11/10-13, 17-20; 8pm, w/2pm Sun. matinees: The Seagull, in the Mainstage Theatre of UNC Wilmington’s Cultural Arts Building. Anton Chekhov’s masterpieces and one of the first “modern” dramas, The Seagull helped to inaugurate realist theatre by closely and warmly depicting the lives of more than a dozen characters, all of them artists, lovers and dreamers. A multi-media show, using shadow puppetry, projections and film to create an atmosphere of magic and play. Vincent’s driving vision for the production is “child’s play,” with the characters embracing their lives with child-like enthusiasm and abandon while trying to make their world a place of charm and enchantment. Indv. tickets for all 2011-12 performances are $12 general public, $10 UNCW employee/ alumni or senior citizens, and $5 students. 910962-3500. YANKEE TAVERN Through 11/6, Thurs-Sat., 8pm; with 3pm matinees on Sun. The Red Barn Studio Theatre in association with Imaginary Theater Company announces Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. In 2006, a man who knows more than he should, changes the lives of the denizens of a crumbling bar in lower Manhattan near the site of the Twin Towers. Directed by Dorothy Rankin and featuring Mike O’Neil, Rylan Morsbach, Isabel Heblich, and Lee Lowrimore, this thriller considers the impact of conspiracy theories on individual lives as well as society at large. Tickets are $25 regular admission, $23 for students and seniors. 762-0955, 1122 S. 3rd St. FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, will present the musical, ‘Fabulous Fable Factory,’ 11/11-13, 18-20 at 7pm or 3pm Sunday matinees. During the story of how Aesop’s fables came to be, the entire troupe participates in creating and enacting some of the best of the fables.Playhouse 211 at 4320 Southport-

Supply Rd, SE (Highway 211), St. James across from BEMC.Tickets: 910-200-7785 or THE KITCHEN WITCHES The Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents “The Kitchen Witches” by Caroline Smith. (Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.). Directed by John Pratt, 11/4, 5 & 6, Fri/Sat, 7pm; Sun., 3pm. Sneads Ferry Community Center, 126 Park Ln. Adults $12, students (any age with student ID) $6. RSVP for parties of 10 or more: 910-327-2798 All other tickets sold at the door, day of show! BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATRE Cannibal! The Musical has been extended due to rave reviews; 11/4-5, 8pm. Show times are 8pm. Tickets are $15 general admission and $8 students. • CFIFN presents Sunday Cinema exclusively at the Browncoat: Sunday at 7:30pm. Browncoat partners with the Cape Fear Independent Film Network to bring you the finest in independent cinema from around the world. Each week, we will screen a new independent film along with an accompanying short. Admission: $3 and proceeds will benefit local filmmakers and the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival. • Browncoat Jeopardy Trivia: Sunday at 9:30pm. Test your knowledge in Wilmington’s best team trivia experience. No cover charge. Great prizes every week. • Browncoat Karaoke: Fri/Sat/Sun at 10pm for downtown Wilmington’s best karaoke experience. Be a star on our stage with genuine theatre lighting, state of the art equipment and a song list of more than 150,000 songs! No cover! • Every Wed, 10pm, Open Mic Comedy Night at the Browncoat Pub and Theatre 111 Grace St. Anyone welcome to come out and tell all your best jokes because at this comedy club. You can tell however many jokes you like and stop whenever you like. Hosted by local actor and comedian Kameron King. 910-612-1018. 111 Grace St. 910341-0001 or

comedy DAVE COULIER AND JIMMIE JJ WALKER See page 38. NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Tickets; $8/$10. Schedule: • 11/4-5 Rory Scovel (comedy central) • 11/11-12 Nutt St Live Sketch Comedy • 11/18-19 Debra Cole • 12/2-3: Marc Price from Family Ties (Skippy) will be returning to the Nutt St Comedy Room . Tickets are now on sale @ or • Every Wed. Nutt House Improv Troupe, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover charge. • Every Thurs. Open Mic Stand Up, doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, no cover. 910-520-5520 for slots. $100/6-wk. commitment. Taught by Timmy Sherrill, club owner/working comedian. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. www.nuttstreet. com. 910-520-5520

music/concerts THE LITTLEST BIRDS Cape Fear Concerts presents The Littlest Birds, a touring cello and banjo duo establishing themselves on a national scale as folk and old time music artists, 11/4, 7pm. Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Rd., $15. 910-842-5160 www. Cash or check only at the door. CHAMBER MUSIC ILM

All tickets at Kenan Box Office, 910-962-3500. • 11/6, 5pm. First Baptist Church at the corner of 5th and Market streets. Chamber Music Wilmington’s benefit concert presents Dorothy Papadakos at the organ to accompany select unforgettable “Charlie Chaplin” movies. NC SYMPHONY 11/6, 3pm: Bizet’s Spanish-set opera Carmen was a musical turning point. Naturally, the admirers of its wildly popular melodies aimed to follow suit. Sarah Hicks takes you straight into the intersection of neighboring cultures with this fresh look at how Spanish flavors inspired French music, and vice versa. Sarah Hicks, Associate Conductor Sein An, violin Bizet: Suite from CarmenSarasate: Carmen Fantasy Chabrier: España Massenet: Ballet Music from Le Cid Falla: Suite from The ThreeCornered Hat Kenan Auditorium, UNCW. Tickets $33-$48. or 919-733-2750 STONE SOUP CONCERTS PRESENTS 11/10, 7:30pm: Songwriter showcase feat. El Jaye Johnson, The Reel Café, 2nd floor ballroom, free. Other musicians to be announced. • 11/16, 7:30pm: Greg Trooper at PRESS 102, Veranda Ballroom, 102 S. 2nd St, $15 GA. Singer/songwriter who has released 11 albums since 1986. Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang. Purchase your tickets at CAPE FEAR CHORALE The Cape Fear Chorale and Orchestra, under the direction of Jerry S. Cribbs, will present its Fall concert on Sun., 11/20, 4pm, at Grace United Methodist Church, 401 Grace St. To include: Beethoven’s Mass in C and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer. All-volunteer Chorale is now in its thirteeenth year and presents two concerts annually, which are free and open to the public. Concert expenses are funded through tax-deductible contributions.

dance BIG BAND BASH AT BATTLESHIP 11/6, 3-7pm: Babs McDance presents Babs’s Big Band Bash at the NC Battleship Memorial Fan-

tail. Feat. The Wilmington Big Band and will not only celebrate Veteran’s and Armistice Days but also be a grand 93rd birthday celebration for Harold Garrish, Pearl Harbor Veteran and avid local ballroom dancer and golfer. Free dance lessons and dance performances, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar; semi-formal with 1940’s attire optional. Inclement weather date: 11/13. $20. WilmingtonTickets.Com. 910-395-5090 CONTRA DANCE Tues. night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm. Social for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and all dancing abilities invited. $4. (910) 538-9711.

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TANGO Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 7:30-9:30pm. $5 lounge entrance includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30. SURFER TANGO Waterford Tango at the Clubhouse, Fri. at 7:30 • Magnolia Greens Tango, Thurs, 7:30pm, Aerobics Room • Cape Fear Country Club Tango, Sun., 5pm. All classes are $10 per couple per class fun, professional, positive instruction. 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 CAROLINA SHAG CLUB DJs play favorite beach music and shag tunes every Sat, 8pm to close. $4/members; $6/guests. Carolina Shag Club, 103 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 620-4025

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art/exhibits FREEDOM, SACRIFICE, MEMORY Heroic tales and valiant feats are depicted in images that reflect North Carolina’s dedication to the war in the “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit” ( Onslow County Pub-

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11/4: DIANE HAUSE Multi-media artist Diane Hause will showcase her work at 621N4TH Gallery on the 4th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Here to There and Back Again” is a retrospective of her art work, from paintings to woodcuts, collages to assemblages created over the past 32 years. The reception is free, located at 621 N. Fourth Street, and will hang throughout Decemeber as well. lic Library will host the exhibit from Nov. 1-29, sharing images and stories that capture the history and people of the Civil War (1861-1865). Between April 2011 and May 2013, 50 libraries will showcase “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” offering visuals that present gallant women, African American triumph and the perseverance of Confederate soldiers. A notebook will accompany the exhibit with further information and seeking viewer comments. (910) 455-7350. Closes 11/11 and 23-25 for holidays. CALL FOR ARTISTS Coastal Community College’s 34th annual Public Art Exhibition in Jacksonville, NC. Open 11/312/9 in the Fine Arts Building (FAB) on campus, with opening reception on 11/3, 5-7pm. Awards ($300-$350) announced at 6pm. To enter, artists must be from Onslow County, 18 years or older and hasn’t participated in any CCCC art exhibition. All mediums in 2D (dry, framed, wired) or 3D free-standing with stands/pedestals provided. At FAB, 106. May submit up to 3 works, free. Work must be picked up 12/12-14, 8am-4pm. BIG, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL 11/10, 6pm: You’re Invited...Big, Bold, Beautiful. Featuring the new and original figurative paintings of E. Francisca Dekker, Closing Reception Thursday Nov. 10 from 6-9 p.m., hosted by Caffe Phoenix, 35 North Front Street, in Historic Downtown Wilmington. E. Francisca Dekker: DAYDREAMS 11/10, 6-7:30pm Sandra Burgman’s “Daydreams,” an Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show. Boseman Gallery (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor). Student in Studio Art and Digital Art, the recipient of the 2011-12 Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship is endowed through the generosity of donors Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of Ann Boseman. Burgman is a Graphic Designer, Marketing and Social Media professional in the Wilmington. While practicing her profession and raising a family, Sandra decided to follow her dream of becoming a professional artist. Influenced primarily by contemporary artists like Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Angel Hurtado, Jesus Soto, Frank Gehry and Milton Glaser, Sandra combines different media in multiple layers to create unusual shapes, and textures. A selection of her paintings was also published in the spring edition of Atlantis Magazine. Sandra has also received the UNCW Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Choice Award in 2010 and 2011 for her paintings. 910-962-7972 or Exhibition hangs through 12/18. JEFF GRENHAM Through 11/11 Jeff Greenham shows new works at the UNCW Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building, Randall Pkwy and Reynolds Dr. Open to the public during gallery hours. Courtney John-

HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE In celebration of its fifth year, the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild will open its holiday show and sale with a reception Fri, 11/11, 5-8pm. Sale continues Sat/Sun, 11/1213, 10am-4pm at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center, 20 South Second St. Many of its members, including wellknown potters Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Dina Wilde-Ramsing, and Don Johns will be selling their work. It is the perfect place to purchase affordable gifts for the holidays. Proceeds benefit Empty Bowls. Free.

HERE TO THERE & BACK AGAIN 11/4, 6-9pm Here to There and Back Again: A Retrospect by Artist Diane Hause, a selection of paintings, drawings, woodcuts, collages and assemblages created over 32 years. 621N4TH Gallery. 621 North 4th Street

WILMINGTON ART AND CRAFT SHOW Wilmington Art & Craft Show, Sat., 11/26, 10am5pm, 11/27, 11am-5pm, at Wilmington Convention Center. A juried art and fine craft show, feat. artists and craftsmen locally and around the country, exhibiting side by side. Paintings, pottery, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media, fiber art, photography, wood working and much more! Featured local Wilmington artists will include painter Fleetwood Covington, jewelry designer Sara Westermark, photographers Mike Bryand and Curtis Krueger, glass artists Bernard Iovine and Cindy Richardson, digital artist Cheryl Snyder and potter Cindy Weaver. CALLING ARTISTS! Calling all artists to celebrate our incredibly diverse art population in Last Minute Art Show, 12/3. Open to all local and regional artists to sell art in one place, 8am-8pm on Sat., 12/3. Location: TBD. All work must be $300 and below; part of the proceeds will go to our listed NGO’s—you choose which one you want to donate to! Fee; $75 for space/Table Rental: $25 (cash on day of show). Goodwill sponsorship and advertising opportunities for your business or organization. Sponsor a local artist in need by covering their booth fee and watch as the goodwill spreads. JOHN GUNN COLLECTION Randall Library will debut an exhibit focused on sports history and memorabilia from, during and after World War II. The John Gunn Collection will be on display in Special Collections through 12/15. Acquired from former Wilmington residents John and Joan Gunn, the collection is primarily focused on college and professional football and basketball, but also includes publications related to professional baseball and military sports programs. It includes books, magazines, periodicals, game-day programs, rule books and statistics, clippings, newspapers, correspondence, photographs and other associated sports memorabilia. Mon.-Thurs.y, 9am-5pm; Fri., 9am-noon. BOTTEGA EVENTS Mon: Closed through winter • Tues (4pm-midnight): Starving artist night • Wed (4pm-mid.): Weekly wine tastings, 7pm • Thurs., 10/27: Poetry Slam Showcase. • Fri., 10/28(1pm-2am): 3rd annual Halloween Horror Shorts, 9pm • (Sat 1pm2am; Sun., 1pm-mid.) Call to artists: Currently taking submissions for our 3rd annual Halloween Horror Shorts. Please email submissions to Films must be less than 15 minutes, on DVD and of evil, horrific, disgusting or disturbing content. Submissions taken until midnight on Oct. 23rd. • bottegaartbar@gmail.

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com. • 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737, PROJEKTE “Blue & Velvety” a group exhibition that includes 23 international and regional artists coming together to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of David Lynch’s cult classic, Blue Velvet. This exciting exhibit is also in collaboration with Wilmington’s Cucalorous Film Festival, which will prescreen “It’s a Strange World...the filming of Blue Velvet “ (incomplete). Open: 11/4, 6-9pm w/ wine/beer, light hors d’ouevre. Hangs through 11/30. • Now open: Coffeehaus and Antiques, w/assortment of homemade sweets and specialty brewed java. Opens 1pm Tue-Sat. • EVENTS: Mon/Tues/Sat/Sun: Yoga, PWYC, 6.30-7.30pm. Wed: Figure Drawing, $10/class, 6-8pm. First Wed of each Month: DivaMade Collective, a meet n greet for creative women, 7.30-9.30pm. Every other Thur: UNCW Film Nite, sometimes political, always controversial, 7.30-11pm. Second Sat of each month: The Creative Exchange, local artists sale and swap, 2-5pm. • Every 3rd Friday: Live Bossanova w/Raphael Name, 7p-11p. • Every Fri/Sat: Live Music, 8-12am. Free unless noted otherwise. 910-763-1197, theprojekte@gmail. com, 523 S 3rd St.

museums BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life is experienced through historical interpretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570. www.burgwinwrighthouse. com. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Through 2/2012: B.W. Wells: Pioneer Ecologist: Explore the breathtaking nature photography of ecologist B.W. Wells and discover his passion for the flora and fauna of the Lower Cape Fear region. • Cape Fear Treasures: Rememberingthrough 1/15/2012: Glimpse a selection of souvenirs and mementos from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection. Discover some of the objects people have treasured to remind them of the past. • Down Home: Jewish Life in North CarolinaDiscover how Jews, through a process of struggle and negotiation, became integrated into Southern society and helped build a New South. • EVENTS: Volunteer Open House held first Wed. of mo. Opportunities are available in museum store, working with the historic collection, and as an education docent. • New Hanover County Resident’s Day: Residents admitted free first Sun. ea. mo. • Community Conversations: Listen to different viewpoints from panelists then engage in discussion about Civil War history. Mix and mingle before and after the 7pm. presentation. Tickets 910-798-4362. • Hours: 9am-5pm through Labor Day, Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367. NC AQUARIUM NEW EXHIBIT! Exotic Aquatics Gallery has added white-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) to its collection.The Exotic Aquatics Gallery traditionally features non-native marine species. Guests can learn more about the life cycle of a jellyfish while viewing these beautiful animals. Educates the public on the importance of well-balanced ecosys-

tems. • Events: Aquarist Apprentice: 9/3, 10, 17, 10pm. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. $23-$25 • Behind the Scenes Tour, Breakfast with the Fishes, Mommy and Me, Canoeing the Salt Marsh and more. Pre-reg. classes. 900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach. (910) 458-8257 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. • 10/2, 2-6pm: An Afternoon with Henry Jay MacMillan, seldom-seen works of the Wilmingtonian, from private collections. Pieces from private, local collections and from the family of the artist will be shared during this afternoon event. Light refreshments on the porch. For more information call Wrightsville Beach Museum at 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. (910)256-2569 WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for more than 130 years. Interests and activities for all ages including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively children’s area, and spectacular scale models. Housed in an original 1882 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. Groups receive special guided tours. Facilities can also be booked for meetings or mixers, accommodating groups of up to 150. • Story Times designed for younger visitors first and third Mon, 10:30am. $4 per family is charged to cover program costs and includes access to the rest of the Museum. Museum admission only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/military, $3 for children 2-12, and free under age 2. Located at the north end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. 910-763-2634 or www. LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM Cool down in front of “Anaconda Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even touch rare animals assembled from all over the planet in beautiful simulations of their natural environments. Meet colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11am-6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 762-1669 or BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itfocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informa-

tive look at historic preservation in action. • www. 503 Market St CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Through 10/20: Henry Jay MacMillan: The Art of Public ServiceFilm Room, Brown Wing. From painter to interior designer to artist illustrator (assigned to the 62nd Engineer Topographic Company of the XIX Corps) documenting war-torn Europe during 1944-45, Wilmington native Henry Jay MacMillan used his artistic talents in service both to his community and country. • William McNeill: My Life as a Handheld Church Fan A Rhapsody on Sweat, Sweet Tea and Salvation, Brown Wing. Through 1/15/2012. Feat. hundreds of church fans with images religious and secular, collected over 40 years by musician and performative assemblage artist William McNeill. • Through 1/15/2012: Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, Brown Wing. 25 black and white photographs by Michael Cunningham featured in his book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats (2000: Doubleday) are highlighted in this exhibition. • Hattitude: A Convergence of Fashion and Faith, Brown Wing; through 1/15/2012. Hats from public and private collections, hats of our own and our mothers’, hats by leading and unknown designers comprise this bountiful exhibition, including generous loans from Dr. Yvonne Watson, Rep. Alma Adams, Guilford County and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, NC State University. • Jazz at the CAM Series, in partnership with the Cape Fear Jazz Society, through 4/2012, 6:30-8pm. CAM/CFJS Members: $3/non-members: $55, students: $20. Indv seats: $7 for members, $10, nonmembers and $5 students w/ID. 11/3: Lee Venters and Vermillion Sands • CLASSES, ETC: Drawing and Painting from the Museum’s Permanent Collection w/Martha Burdette and Donna Moore Tuition: $180 Members/ $210 Non-members. Tuesdays: 11/15, 22, 29; 12/6, 13, 20, 10am-noon. Location: Studio 1 (located just inside museum entrance. • Life Drawing every Tues., 6-9pm. Group meets in Reception Hall. Participants provide own dry drawing materials and watercolors. $70/6-wks. • Museum School: Fall classes going on now! More info online for adult education programs. • Tai Chi, Wed., noon; $5, members; $10, non. • Yoga, Thurs., noon; $5, members; $10, non. • Zumba classes, Mon/Wed/Fri, members, $8; non, $10. Packages: $32/4; $52/8; $65/10. Energetic movement class, Latin-inspired dancing w/Wendy Joyner. • Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues-Sun. • 11/19: 2nd Annual Clyde Jones Kids at CAM, 10am-3pm; $3/ child (members), $5/child (non-members), adults free. Help create critters for our ever-growing collaborative creche, and make your very own critters to take home. No pre-registration necessary. Parental supervision required.11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am-9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2-12. 910-395-5999.

sports/recreation WINTER BIRDS IN SOUTHEASTERN NC 11/12, 9:15am: Winter Birds in Southeastern NC, 9:15am-10:30am. Temptations Everyday Gourmet (in Hanover Center). Dr. James Parnell speaks on variety of birds. Some are permanent residents, while others spend the summers further north and return to the Cape Fear Region to enjoy the mild winters. We will explore the diversity of winter birds in North Carolina with special emphasis on those species that are not found here at other seasons. NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WALK

11/16, 8am-9:30am: Nature Photography Walk with Chuck Carmack, wildbirdgardeninc@gmail. com. Join Wild Bird & Garden at Airlie Gardens for a Nature Photography Walk! Local nature photographer, Chuck Carmack will host the event. Gain helpful tips and techniques to hone your photography skills. Thiswill be a great opportunity for anyone interested in taking nature photographs. Please pre-register at Wild Bird & Garden as there are only 25 spaces available. $5/fee into Airlie Gardens. WRIGHSTVILLE BEACH SCENIC TOURS Join Capt. Joe, orinthologist and bird watching aficionado, on a cruise around Masonboro Island and Bradley Creek in search of local shore and water birds. This low-tide tour is perfect for birders of all ages. Other dates: 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/7. $35/person. Group discounts/private charters available. Contact Joe today at 910-200-4002 to make reservations. • Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the M/V Shamrock on this 1.5hr narrated tour around the waterways of Wrightsville Beach. Tours available every day 6-7:30pm. $25/person, private charters and discounted group rates available. Contact Capt. Joe, (910) 200-4002. www. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES Shag lessons, tennis lessons for youth & adults, cotillion for youth, kids’ night out, Bark in the Park, Movies in the Park, yoga, pilates, boot camp, tone & stretch, and low impact aerobic classes. 910256-7925 or

film CUCALORUS See pages 8-14. • Cucalorus Film Festival stages its 17th annual cinematic celebration 11/10-13th in the historic port city. Showing films of local, regional, national and international caliber at Thalian Hall, City Stage Theater, Screen Gems Studios, the Soapbox and Jengo’s Playhouse. Passes: Indv. tickets:, in person at Jengo’s Playhouse or from the Thalian Hall box office. • Adopt-a-filmmaker: Cucalorus needs some generous folks to house award-winning filmmakers attending this years festival. It’s very easy, all you need is an extra room!Most filmmakers will be attending screenings and events all day and night and the festival provides lots of free food and offers transportation to the airport and around town. We just need a warm bed and cheery disposition.

the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Far from the folksy author many mistake him to be, he was, on the contrary, a sophisticated artist, the equal of Chekhov or Gogol, his biting humor a precursor to Woody Allen and Philip Roth.1 hr. 33 min. Not rated. In English & Yiddish with English subtitles. FILMMAKER’S SOCIAL Filmmaker Social every 2nd Friday of the month, 7pm! Connect with other filmmakers, as well as discuss topics such as fundraising, production and trends in the industry. 16 Taps, 127 Princess St., downtown Wilmington. Sponsored by CFIFN.

kids stuff PERFORMANCE CLUB FOR KIDS Auditions for “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” Seeking talented kids and teens (ages 5 and up) for: The Grinch, Max, Cindy and all the Who’s! Thurs., 11/3, The Performance Club Studio Theater, 6624 Gordon Rd, Studio B. Open times between 4-6pm. You will be asked to read and if you are a singer, have a song prepared! 15 parts available; not all are required to sing. Show runs one weekend only: 12/9-11. • Performance PlayhouseCreative movement, music, fun and performance “play” for babies and toddlers (Three groups: 3-18 mos;18-2yrs; 3-4yrs)! Six week session starts November 2nd every Wednesday with Musical Director Denice Hopper at the Performance Club Studio Theater, 6624 Gordon Rd – Studio B! Register online. • Acting Classes for All Levels in November and be part of our Holiday Showcase 12/15! We are producing two different holiday plays—very child/teen gets a part! After-school classes are Mon-Wed for students in grades K-12. Home School classes on Friday morning! Learn all aspects of performance—acting, improv, movement, musical theater and Glee! Plus a “Young Professionals for Screen” class—for those who want to pursue work in film and TV! or 910-338-3378. MARINE QUEST MarineQuest’s Saturday-morning scientific fun at the UNCW Center for Marine Science. Explore sea creatures, marine habitats and ocean phenomena through lab experiments, field activities, games and more. • 11/12: A Whale of Thanks (Register by 11/10) Discover how man has benefitted from whales and why we should protect these amazing animals! Learn about whale migration, feeding behavior and take a deep breath as you walk inside the belly of a life sized Right Whale!

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ARIES (21 March – 20 April) Losing money isn’t your gripe; it is the beingscammed part that really makes you mad. This is a time of personal growth, bringing a new understanding of the world to you. TAURUS (21 April – 20 May) Enjoying time with friends and family (and anyone else who shows up!) is just what you do, and you do it well. Your smile is contagious and those around you are happier because of it. GEMINI (21 May – 20 June) Financial woes haunt your thoughts, but this is an excellent time to take stock of where you stand so you can make plans for the coming times. Personal conflicts in your home life come to a head. CANCER (21 June – 21 July) Resolving problems comes easy now; following through may pose a larger undertaking than you expect. Hearing from a long lost friend cheers you up; expect surprises! LEO (22 July – 22 August) Your patience has a limit and this is the week to find it! Small obstacles irritate you, and frustration grows as you continue fighting a power greater than yourself. Let the universe take over for a while VIRGO (23 August – 22 September) One more seems to be your mantra. There doesn’t seem to be enough time to do and see everything you want, or talk to the people who intrigue you. LIBRA (9/24 – 10/23) Keep an open mind about the opinions of those around you, as the two may have difficulty finding common ground. Maybe this is a good time to sit back and listen more while talking less. SCORPIO (23 Oct. – 21 November) No way you will just sit back and take things as they come right now. Instead, you are in fighting stance and ready to take on the world! Look out universe! SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov. – 21 Dec.) Having friends is suddenly more important than ever before, as you find yourself facing decisions you just want to ignore. Trust the advice from close friends, but trust your heart more.

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SUBVERSIVE FILM SERIES See page 25. • 11/13: Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown—a chronicle of the life, work and mind that created these weird tales as told by many of today’s luminaries of dark fantasy including John Carpenter (The Thing), Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Neil Gaiman (Coraline), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Caitlin Kiernan (“Daughter of Hounds”) and Peter Straub (“Ghost Story”).” • 11/20: Terence McKenna: Shamans Among The Machines—In April 1999, Terence McKenna discussed how the onset of dominant Technology is swaying us from our Conscious path and abilities... as Shamans among Machines. Juggling Gypsy on Castle Street, Sundays, 8 p.m., free. CINEMATIQUE See page 25. • Plays weekly at Thalian Hall main stage, 310 Chestnut St. 7:30pm, $7 (unless otherwise noted) • 11/21-23: Sholem Aleichem. A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing


CAPRICORN (22 Dec. – 20 Jan.) Sleep comes easy as you handle situations with honesty. Keeping things on this level will avoid confrontation. More importantly, you get the good vibrations of knowing you did your best. AQUARIUS (21 Jan. – 19 February) Too many cooks can certainly over-spice things, which you find out when it seems the whole family has an opinion of how you should be living. Keep your emotional cool and you will find it easier to deal with things one at a time. PISCES (20 February – 20 March Too much free time leaves your hands idle Your brain makes up for it by coming up with ideas to spend your time, which seem much better when they are just ideas!

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Sessions include lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with invaluable etiquette and social skills needed for all occasions. Skills learned will last a lifetime. The session ends with a party where students will have the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned! The next session begins on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Pre-Cotillion (Ages 3-7) 4-4:45pm. Cotillion (Ages 8 – 12) 5-6pm. Pre-regi rq. • Kids Night Out! Located in the Fran Russ Recreation Center in Wrightsville Beach Park. 10/28, 11/4 and 8, 12/2 and 16. Fees: $25, Wrightsville Beach Residents ($22 ea. add. child); $30, non-res. ($27 ea. add. child). 256-7925 or HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS Affordable Creative Early Childhood Music and Movement Program—learning through fun, play and music for kids 9mo.-7yrs. Drop ins welcome. Downtown: Tuesday, 9:15am at Community Arts Center; Tuesday, 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm at Carolina Beach Park and Rec Center; Wednesday 10:30am and Saturday, 9:30am at Porter’s Neck Yoga and Spa. 910777-8889


planning to write? We are going to be a hot spot for the National Novel Writing Month, including twice weekly support groups on Mon/ Thurs, 6:30pm. • 11/6, 2pm: Book launch for Marriane Brandis’ latest book, a biography of her little brother the world famous inventor and humanitarian, Jock Brandis • 11/10, 6pm: A party celebrating Portals the Literary and Art Magazine of CFCC! Martha Burdette will be teaching 2 basic book making workshops; $28, includes materials. Schedule: 11/10, 10am-1pm,and 11/13, 2-5pm. 249 N. Front St. (910) 76-BOOKS (26657). POMEGRANATE WRITING GROUP READING The Pomegranate Writing Group has met bimonthly at Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Ave. Comprised of an eclectic assembly of authors writing in diverse genres. This year they have compiled their first collaborative book, Amaryllis, A Holiday Anthology—a collection of short stories and poems that tackle both the bitter and the sweet. Contributors include: Betty Brown, Brad Field, John M. Grudzien, Susan Hance, Pat Walters Lowery, Jeanne Mullins, Kay Pugh, David A. Stallman, and Donna Treolo. Reading on Thurs., 12/1, 6-8pm. Light snacks will be provided. Parking is available. Signed copies will be on hand. 452-1107.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPEAKER SERIES LOUISA’S BOOK CLUB The speaker series brings together businessA series of stimulating discussions about the life women of diverse occupations to help them grow and lesser-known writings of Louisa May Alcott! personally and professionally through leadership, Faculty members UNCW will lead these seseducation and networking. Press 102. 2nd St. sions at Northeast Library, at 6 pm on four Wed. $40/incl. lunch. Schedule: (910) 350-1211. evenings: 11/16: Behind a Mask:The Unknown CFCC’S PORTALS LITERARY AND ARTS Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott, w/Mark Boren, 11/29: CFCC’s Portals Literary and Arts Magaassociate professor of English. This book club zine is calling all current CFCC students, faculty, is a lock-in event. Space is limited to 15 particiand staff to submit poetry, creative non-fiction, pants. Pre-reg., arrive a few minutes early: http:// short fiction, and 2-D visual art to be considered or by calling 910-798-6323. • Also 11/3, 7pm: Social Reform during Louisa May Alcott’s era will take place in the Randall Library Auditorium, UNCW. Open to public, free. No RSVP. Panelists will be: Candice Bredbenner, Associate Professor of History, Miller Motte College is always working to keep its UNCW, speaking on Woman’s Rights students and community ahead of the learning curve. Its and Suffrage; Glen Harris, Associate Pronext workshop, “Jobs in Accounting and Info of Review fessor of History, UNCW, speaking on Abolitionism; Patricia Turrisi, Associate for the CPA Exam,” takes place the 3rd from 12:30 to Professor of Philosophy and Religion and 11:30 p.m. at the 5000 Market Street school. Contact Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, speaking on Transcendentalism Shannon Carlson for information at shannon.carlson@


DR. MARK PETERSON Attendees should park on the left side 11/4, 2-3:30pm Dr. Mark F. Peterson, of the building in the “Administration” area. professor of Management and International Business at Florida Atlantic University, questions how culture and international relations affect the way organizations should be for the 2012 issue. Cash prizes include a $350 managed. He has published over 90 articles and Louise McColl Award for Literary Excellence, a chapters, a similar number of conference papers, $100 Cover Art Prize, and a $100 Faculty/Staff and several books. Specific topics in his writings Literary Award, as well as $100, $50, and $25 include the role different parties play in decision awards for first through third-place winners in making in organizations throughout the world, the all three writing categories. All entries must be effects that culture has on the role stresses that submitted online at managers experience, the way immigrant entreOnly previously unpublished work that adheres preneur communities operate, and the way that into the Portals formatting guidelines will be contercultural relationships in multicultural teams and sidered for publication or across hierarchical levels should function. UNCW, GOING GREEN ENVIRO BOOK CLUB CIS Building, room 1008. Free. Cape Fear’s Going Green is sponsoring a new OLD BOOKS ON FRONT ST. You know that novel you keep thinking about and

book club to encourage discussion of environmental topics, meeting the first Tues. ea. month at

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Old Books on Front Street. Future meeting dates: 12/1. Upcoming titles posted: PARENTING BOOK CLUB A new book club is forming with a focus on enhancing family life through an exploration of the science behind child development. Meetings held the first Thurs. ea. month, 6-7pm. Old Books on Front St. Objective is to engage the community in meaningful discussion about ways to foster healthy family living and to inspire personal growth and connection. Jessica: 336-420-2887 or

classes/workshops WINE CLASSES All classes Thurs, 6:30pm at Taste the Olive; must be at least 21 years of age w/ID. Space limited; RSVP rqd. Schedule: • 11/17: Sweet and Sticky —Think you don’t like sweet wines? This class will make you think again. We will explore the process of making dessert wines around the world, from Ports, to single varietal late harvest wines, to ice wine. $35/person. • 12/1: G-S-MGrenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre are three noble grape varietals that are widely planted throughout the world, yet underappreciated by most budding wine drinkers. We will explore them individually and blended from various countries, with an eye toward identifying the components of each variety in the blends. $35/person • 12/15: Bubbles, Oh How We Love Bubbles!—We will explore the different methods used to add the sparkle to the wine that we love tickling our tongue and how it is classified.$25/person. Reservations are accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis, and are non-refundable. 910-256-OILS(6457)for policies/details. CFCC PLANNING A PERFECT WEDDING Find out how to avoid common wedding planning problems and learn how to make the event extra special at a new class offered at Cape Fear Community College. CFCC’s Continuing Education Department will offer the class, “How to Plan the Perfect Wedding” starting next month. Covers many details that people tend to overlook in the planning stage. Students will learn the techniques and strategies of professional wedding planners, including creating a precise wedding day timetable, how to choose and work with vendors, how to select an appropriate venue, and learn how to put together a personalized wedding book. 5 wks, Wed., 6-9pm, 11/2. $65.. (910) 3627319 or email MILLER MOTTE COLLEGE PROGRAMS Miller Motte College Workshops/Classes: 11/3: “Jobs in Accounting and info on Review for the CPA exam” by Becker from 12:30-1:30pm (this workshop will only go on if there are at least 10 people in attendance. RSVP with Shannon Carlson to be admitted at: Park on the left side of the building where it says “Administration.” 5000 Market St., room #A-115. www. 910-442-3400. UPPER ROOM THEATRE Adult women are invited to attend this once-aweek fitnessopportunity, no matter your experience or ability. Choreographer/dance instructor Mary Beth Henderson teaches tap and prepares for participation in performances with Upper Room Theatre at community events. Classes meet from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Schedule— Month 3: 11/17, 12/1-15. (continues after first of year). $15 reg. and $45/mo. Upper Room Theatre: TAI CHI

Tai Chi, Mon., 6:30pm, Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 S. 17th St. Taught by Karen Vaughn, LAC, 3rd gen. Tien Shan Pai disciple. $15/class. (910) 392-0870

clubs/notices SOROSIS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE Virginia Wright-Frierson, local writer, illustrator, and artist, will be honored by the presentation of the North Carolina Sorosis Award for Excellence in Creative Writing presented in her honor to Catherine “Catey” Lee Gonzalez. This scholarship is given annually by North Carolina Sorosis to a female UNCW student majoring in Creative Writing. The scholarship presentation will be held on Sunday, 11/6, 3pm, at the Sorosis Clubhouse located at 20 South Cardinal Drive in Wilmington. The public is invited to attend. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served and a book signing will take place by Virginia. CAPE FEAR FENCING ASSOCIATION The Cape Fear Fencing Association’s beginners’ fencing class on 7th, 6:30 p.m. and will run for six weeks. Taught by Head Coach Greg Spahr, 6-week class will be held Mon/Wedn evenings, 6:30-7:30; $50. The class will meet in the lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s on the corner of 5th and Ann streets in downtown Wilmington. All equipment is supplied by the CFFA. Beginning fencing classes include the basic elements of fencing, the history of the sport, foundational techniques, conditioning, refereeing, and tournament strategy. Graduates can continue to fence with the CFFA which offers fencing Tues/Wed/ Thurs, 7:30pm. or 910 799-8642. BLUE MOON GIVEAWAY 11/12, 10am-5pm; 11/13, noon -5pm: 10th annual Holiday Open House at Blue Moon Gift Shops. See why we’ve been voted the ‘Best Gift Shop’ in Wilmington year after year. The first 50 customers on Saturday & Sunday, will receive a free gift card! We will have tastings from our gourmet shops and you can enter to win raffle prizes both days. Come kick off the holiday season with us! 203 Racine Dr. 910-799-5793. SEX! WOMEN! MORALITY LAW! Sean Faircloth, a humanist on sexual morality, speaks Sun., 11/13, 5:30-7:30pm, YWCA Bridge Center, Market Place Mall, jst along the covered walkway from Ten Pin Alley. Faircloth is the director of strategy and policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and formerly executive director of the Secular Coalition for America and author of “Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It.” Book signing after. RSVP: or www.capefear Light pot luck to follow WRITERS AND WELLNESS GROUP Life Writers and Wellness Group, (formerly “Grace in the Word”) meets 3rd Tues., 7-8:30pm. Schedule: 11/15, 12/20. 5041 New Centre Dr, Ste 122. 910-262-4454. writingdoctor7@gmail. com. or mountainbirdministry@ CANINE 5K AND ONE-MILE TURTLE CRAWL 12/3, 8am: Canine 5k & One-Mile Turtle Crawl. Runners are welcome to compete with or without their four-legged companions. Mayfaire Town Center TrySports Event Field. Register at: canine-5k. Portion of proceeds to benefit the Carolina Canines for Veterans and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

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