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pages 8-21 Wilmington’s famed independent film festival takes place november 10th through 14th! Cucalorus 17 is upon us at last, and this week’s encore features sneak peeks into 10 of the festival’s boundary-challenging films, including ‘Amy George’ (pictured) from directors Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas. Our writers spoke with several folks from behind the camera in anticipation of the darling film festival, which celebrates cinematic arts with boundless energy. From documentaries like ‘Kumaré’ and ‘Semper Fi: Always Faithful,’ to narrative features such as ‘On the Ice’ and ‘Silver Tongues,’ Cucalorus will have everyone mingling and reeling in its glory. Check out pages 8-21 to find previews, reviews and interviews, along with the full schedule. Check out encorepub.com for complete coverage of the festival’s special events as well.
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8-21 cucalorus preview: encore writers offer insider looks to select Cucalorus films: Anghus reviews ‘How to Cheat,’ ‘Restoration’ and ‘The Wonder Year’; Sarah Richter explores ‘Amy George’; Alex Pompliano check outs ‘The Other F Word,’ ‘Silver Tongues’, and ‘to.get. her’; Bethany Turner meets fake guru ‘Kumaré’; Tiffanie Gabrielse dives into ‘Semper Fi: Always
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4-6 live local: Gwenyfar Rohler takes on cinema
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26-27 art: Artfuel Inc. expands into a larger building with a grand opening celebration; Sarah Richter details the shopping opportunity that is Coastal Carolina Clay Guild’s holiday show.
28 gallery listings: Check out what’s hanging in area art galleries.
31 music: Shannon Rae Gentry flashes back to the Eighties with Don Dixon and Marti Jones.
32-35 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.
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extra! extra! ................. 42-55 42 books: Tiffanie Gabrielse looks at realistic fiction writer Michael J. Maccalupo who has a signing slated at Pomegranate Books this week.
43 crossword: Brain games with Stanley Newman.
44 extra: Zach McKeown has the scoop on National Gaming Day, taking place at New Hanover’s downtown public library.
45 fashion: ‘She Wore Blue Velvet’ fashion show takes place at Lumina Station, inspired by ‘Blue Velvet’ and in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary.
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festival of independent film—especially touted by Movie Maker magazine as “one of the 25 coolest film festivals” and “a film festival for the rest of us” as dubbed by Time—brings with it tourists. Each year filmmakers and film buffs converge on the Port City to hob nob and celebrate the best of the reel, from features to documentaries, shorts to music videos and even works-in-progress. While the films are of the most interesting aspect for attendees, Live Local finds the visitors to the festival even more important. These people need food, shelter and maybe even a few souvenirs to take home. And the locals attending spend money on tickets and passes all contributes to building our local economy through the arts. Each year, seemingly, thousands of Cucalorians descend upon Wilmington. This year they will see 125 films, meet many of the filmmakers, along with a host of other participants, including dancers, poets, musicians and at least one mime, according to Dan Brawley, the director of Cucalorus. “[We have] roughly a dozen artists coming in from Poland, France, Scotland, Germany, Italy and Canada,” he says. “One artist in Argentina is wrestling government red tape—outcome uncertain.” Though the attiude of the festival remains fun-spirited and truly a celebration of artistic communication and representation, the small staff who runs the festival, including seven full-timers only, and a host of volunteers, brings an economic impact on our little part of the world. The festival pairs filmmakers with people who are willing to host them in their homes
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for free during the festival, while others receive accommodations paid for by the festival. “Cucalorus supports travel for about 60 artists” Brawley says. “We’ve booked and paid for about 35 rooms with local hotels and bed and breakfasts in the downtown area this year. We’d do more, but there aren’t enough hotel rooms in downtown!” Yet, that is sure to change hopefully by next year, with the onset of the Courtyard Marriott breaking ground on Grace Street. According to Cucalorus surveys in previous years, people who traveled to Wilmington came from 78 different cities. “We’re still working on the scientific matrix that will allow us to count exactly how many unique humanoids are coming this way,” Brawley jokes of 2011’s numbers, “but our estimates indicate more than 1,000 out-of-town guests will travel in for the festival in one way or another. Lots of intergalactic travel this year, which is nice.” Cucalorus saw gross tickets sales of $59,895 in 2010. Though they used to only allow cash purchases, today they do accept plastic as payment. (“We encourage people to keep debt down unless its for art,” Brawley notes.) All-acces passes are available for $300, and lower level passes with limited access can be purchased as inexpensively as $40. Tickets are on sale for as low as $10 a screening. “We’re generous, always giving away passes to anyone who can walk upright and count to 10,” Brawley says. In discussing monies generated from the festival, he says, “I’m guessing that the creative energy will produce somewhere about 43 trillion dollars.” All jokes aside, the Cape Fear has benefited sub-
stantially from film-related tourism for more than 20 years. The Hollywood Location Walk of Old Wilmington and Screen Gem Studio tours are only two examples. Living across from New Hanover High School, rarely a week goes by that I do not find tourists taking pictures in our front yard because they are huge fans of “Dream a Little Dream” or “Dawson’s Creek” (to name but two). Multiply that by more than 300 productions, according to the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, and that’s a lot of fans with hungry mouths and open wallets. 2012 already looks promising, too, thanks to “Iron Man 3” bringing with it a budget of more than 130 million to spend in Wilmington—the largest film to ever shoot here. “I’m pretty sure that ‘Iron Man 3’ is coming because of Cucalorus,” Brawley kids. “Those guys love moonshine and pimento cheese.” In conjunction with Cucalorus 17, the 25th anniversary of the iconic cult classic “Blue Velvet” has been putting Wilmington on the map, along with other famed movies filmed here, including “The Crow,” “Firestarter,” “Muppets from Space,” “Lolita” and numerous TV shows. “Blue Velvet” is different mainly from its far-reaching lens, which has captivated worldwide audiences especially in Europe. It brought Dennis Hopper to Wilmington, where he maintained a residence at 20 Princess Street. Local organizer of the “Blue Velvet” anniversary celebration, Steve Fox, is quick to point out the value of those dollars. “Cinema tourism is a real thing,” he says, “and most of the locations are still intact and accessible in a relatively small geographic area.” With the anniversary looming, he set out to bring together a host of activities to the forefront of celebration,
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including art shows, screenings of films during Cucalorus, along with a bare-bones run-through of “Blue Velvet: The Musical.” “My whole approach is: How can I draw as much attention as possible to the fact that this film was produced in Wilmington and the locations are still here?” Fox explains. He answers: “Getting as many people as possible interested and participating in as many events as we could conjure, and getting the word out that we are doing this.” Thus far Fox has been contacted by ARTE TV in Germany and Wired magazine as the “Blue Velvet” celebrations get underway. As of encore’s deadline, 20th Century Fox Home En-
tertainment was sending out press releases announcing the events in conjunction with the release of the 25th anniversary Blue Ray edition of “Blue Velvet.” Hopefully the return on investment will continue to pay off. The original budget for Lynch’s film was $6 million according to IMDB, all of which was lovingly and gratefully absorbed into our local economy. Fox has financed the anniversary celebration for $3,566—“most of it out of my own pocket,” he says with a wry chuckle. It’ll be an investment that many of us hope to cash in on, as the movie’s fame increases each passing year, so does the value of the locations as a tourist destination. So often the film industry in our beloved Port City is reduced to a series of anecdotes, but the reality of the cold hard cash generated by nearly 30 years of filming needs to be acknowledged. There are beaches up and down the East and West coasts, which tourists can visit—but Isabella Rossellini has only run naked through the streets of our town. 25 Year anniversarY Celebration of “blue velvet”
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25 Years Ago: A retrospective look at the film and its memorabilia Dennis Hopper Building • 20 Princess Street (between the Federal Building and Level 5) November 9th, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. On Wednesday evening, folks will be treated to a culmination of never-before-exhibited photos taken during the production of the 1985 movie. Then film student Peter Braatz contacted David Lynch about “Blue Velvet,” and upon the director’s invite, Braatz was allowed to document the movie’s making. His documentary, “No Frank in Lumberton,” aired on German TV in the Eighties, and Braatz still has a plethora of the cult classic’s props and stills, which will be showcased in an exhibition at Dennis Hopper’s old Wilmington apartment. Braatz will be in town during the show and for his screening during Cucalorus on November 11th. The event is free to the public and will
“No Frank in Lumberton” November 11th, 10:30 a.m. Peter Braatz made “No Frank in Lumberton” as a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of ”Blue Velvet.” As part of Cucalorus 17, Braatz will show his Super 8 film at City Stage/ Level 5, 21 N. Front Street, on Friday morning. Local filmmaker Benedict Fancy will also show scenes from his own documentary, “It’s A Strange World,” and will answer questions about his worksin-progress. Tickets are $10 at cucalorus.org and are free for Pegasorus passholders. velvet MeMories: Regalia from the 1986 David Lynch cult classic, ‘Blue Velvet,’ will be on display as part of the 25 Year Retrospective art show on Wednesday the 9th. Photo by Shea Carver
showcase tons of photos of the cast, the broken leg of the hooker, Isabella Rossellini’s robe, the famed severed ear, among other pieces of movie regalia. Blue and Velvety Projekte Gallery • 523 S. 3rd Street A host of original artwork from artists worldwide hang at Projekte Gallery. The work was inspired by the legendary film and is free and open to the public through November 30th. “Blue Velvet” Location Tours November 10th and 13th, 1:30 p.m. During Cucalorus 17, Benedict Fancy, filmmaker of “It’s a Strange World—the Making of Blue Velvet,” will lead folks around Wilmington to see some of the famed spots David Lynch utilized during the making of “Blue Velvet.” Tickets are $20 or free for Pegasorus passholders, and can be purchased online at cucalorus.org. Calling ahead for reservations is suggested.
“She Wore Blue Velvet” Fashion Show November 11th, 7 p.m. Under the tent at Lumina Station, in conjunction with Lumina Station’s Week of WOW (see page 43 for all details), Style Girl Jess James will be culling looks inspired by the Lynch classic. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door or $45 for VIP seating with champagne service (www.luminastation.com/wow). Clothes are featured from Wilmington boutiques, along with chances to win fashionable high-end prizes. “Blue Velvet: The Musical” November 12th, 1:30 p.m. At City Stage/Level 5, in the Masonic Temple Building, which used to be owned by Dennis Hopper, “Blue Velvet: The Musical” will take place as part of Cucalorus 17. Headed by Alisa Harris, with compositional music by Bryan Putnam and screenplay written by Anthony David Lawson, the musical will pay homage to the surrealistic piece of film noir. The cast, including Zach Hanner, Madison Weidberg, Jane Houseal, among others, will have a read-through and allow the audience a first glimpse of the show. It’s slated to debut in Wilmington at Harris’ TheatreNOW in summer 2012. (Read more at encorepub.com for full coverage of the musical.) Tickets are $15 or free for Cucalorus passholders at www.cucalorus.org.
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NewsoftheWeird with Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY Saddam Hussein Back in the News: Mohamed Bishr, an Egyptian man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the late Iraqi dictator, claimed in October that he had been briefly kidnapped after spurning an offer to portray Saddam in a porn video. Bishr’s adult sons told the al-Ahram newspaper in Alexandria that their father had been offered the equivalent of $330,000. (In 2002, according to a 2010 Washington Post report, the CIA briefly contemplated using a Saddam impersonator in a porn video as a tool to publicly embarrass Saddam into relinquishing power prior to the U.S. invasion.) In October, former British soldier Nigel Ely offered at auction in Derby, England, a two-foot-square piece of metal that he said came from the iconic Baghdad statue of Saddam toppled by U.S. Marines in April 2003. Ely said he had grabbed the piece indiscriminately, but remembers that it was a portion of Saddam’s buttocks. Can’t Possibly Be True Apparently, officials at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport felt the need for professional guidance on rebranding their facility to (as one put it) “carry it into the modern era,” and so hired the creative talents of Big Communications of Birmingham, Ala., to help. Big’s suggested name for the airport, announced to great fanfare in September: “Chattanooga Airport.” Justice! ... Now! Elsie Pawlow, a senior citizen of Edmonton, Alberta, filed a $100,000 lawsuit in September against Kraft Canada Inc., parent company of the makers of Stride Gum, which brags that it is “ridiculously longlasting.” Pawlow complained that she had to scrub down her dentures after using Stride, to “dig out” specks of gum a condition that caused her to experience “depression for approximately 10 minutes.” Colleen O’Neal filed a lawsuit recently against United/Continental airlines over the “post traumatic stress disorder” she said she has suffered since a 20-minute flight in October 2009 in which, during turbulent weather, the plane “banked” from side to side and lost altitude. In August, a state court in Frankfurt, Germany, awarded 3,000 euros (about $4,200) to Magnus Gaefgen, 36, on his claim that during a 2002 police interrogation, officers “threat(ened) ... violence” against him if he did not disclose what he knew about a missing 11-year-old boy who was later found dead. In 2003, Gaefgen was convicted of the boy’s murder and is serving a life sentence, but the court nevertheless thought he should be compensated for his “pain and suffering.” Names in the News: The man stabbed to death in Calgary, Alberta, in August: the 29-year-old Mr. Brent Stabbed Last. Among the family members of Jared Loughner (the
man charged with shooting U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January) who were interviewed by authorities regarding mental illnesses in the Loughner family: Loughner’s distant cousin Judy Wackt. Passed away in May in Fredericksburg, Va.: retired Army Sgt. Harry Palm. Charged with murder in Decatur, Ill., in September: a (predictably underrespected) 15-year-old boy named Shitavious Cook. Hey, It Could’ve Happened: The British recreation firm UK Paintball announced in August that a female customer had been injured after a paintball shot hit her in the chest, causing her silicone breast implant to “explode.” The company recommended that paintball facilities supply better chest protection for women with implants. The Moscow, Russia, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported in October that a local woman’s life had been saved by her “state-of-the-art” silicone breast implant. Her husband had stabbed her repeatedly in the chest during a domestic argument, but the implant’s gel supposedly deflected the blade. Ultimate Catfighting In Charlotte, N.C., in October, a female motorist was arrested for ramming another woman’s car after that woman said “Good morning” to the motorist’s boyfriend as the women dropped kids off at school. In Arbutus, Md., in October, a woman was arrested for throwing bleach and disinfectant at another woman in a Walmart (an incident in which at least 19 bystanders sought medical assistance). Police learned that the arrestee’s child’s father had become the boyfriend of the bleach-targeted woman. In a hospital in Upland, Pa., in October, two pregnant women (ages 21 and 22) were arrested after injuring a woman, 36, and a girl, 15, in a brawl inside a patient’s room.
The thief who made off with the valuable lamp from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winson Green, England, in October might well return to the building soon, for confession. Clearly visible on the surveillance video inside was the man, as he was just about to snatch up the lamp, making the sign of the cross. Sally Stricker was angry that the Nebraska troopers patrolling the state fair grounds in September had told her that she had an “illegal” message on her T-shirt and that if she wished to remain at the fair, she would have to either change shirts or wear hers inside out. The “message” was a marijuana leaf with the slogan “Don’t panic, It’s organic.” Stricker was at the fair to attend the night’s live concert starring (marijuana-friendly) Willie Nelson. Boise State University’s highly rated football team suspended three players for several games at the beginning of the season for violating eligibility rules by receiving impermissible financial benefits. According to an October news release by the school, the most prominent player sanctioned was Geraldo Boldewijn, the team’s fastest wide receiver, who had improperly received the use of a car. (However, it was a 1990 Toyota Camry with 177,000 miles on it.)
Mixed Evidence on Smoking It’s Bad for You: A 44-year-old woman was hospitalized with a head injury and a broken clavicle in September after she inadvertently walked into a still-moving train at the Needham Center station near Boston. Her attention had been diverted because she was trying to light her cigarette as she walked. Sometimes, It’s OK: A 51-year-old woman told police she fought off an attempted street robbery in Pennsville Township, N.J., in October by burning the age-20-something assailant with her lit cigarette. She said the man yelled “Ouch” and ran away. A News of the Weird Classic (April 1993) In a 1992 issue of the journal Sexual and Marital Therapy, two therapists at the Institute of Psychiatry in London described “orgasmic reconditioning” they performed on their patient, “George,” age 20. They reported “partial” success in getting George to switch his masturbatory stimuli from the family car (an Austin Metro) to photographs of naked women. George had reported arousal previously only when sitting in the car or when squatting behind it while the engine was running. (Before that, George was sexually preoccupied with urination by women, children and dogs.)
Unclear on the Concept The North Koreans called it a “cruise ship” and tried to establish a business model to attract wealthy tourists from China, but to the New York Times reporter on board in September, the 40-year-old boat was more like a “tramp steamer” on which “vacationers” paid the equivalent of $470 to “enjoy” five days and nights at sea. More than 200 people boarded the “dim” and “musty” vessel, “sometimes eight to a room with floor mattresses” and iffy bathrooms. The onboard “entertainment” consisted not of shuffleboard but of “decks of cards” and karaoke. Dinner “resembled a mess hall at an American Army base,” but with leftovers thrown overboard (even though some of it was blown back on deck). The trip was capped, wrote the Times, by the boat’s crashing into the pier as it docked, knocking a corner of the structure “into a pile of rubble.” encore | november 9 - 15, 2011 | www.encorepub.com 7
cucalorus 17 : Annual festival of independent film kicks off Thursday
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Chestnut Street and the Soapbox downtown at 255 N. Front Street, as well as Screen Gems Studios at 1223 N. 23rd Street, located on the outskirts of downtown. Last week, encore covered all of the special events taking place during Cucalorus, including Dance-a-lorus, 10x10, the Visual Soundwalls kick-off party (sponsored by encore) and more. Folks can read about it fully online at www.encorepub. com. This week we dedicate the majority of our edition to the actual films screening at the festival, from a quirky rom-com to a hip-hop documentary, to a dramatic feature and beyond. Readers can flip through pages 9-18 for full coverage and hold onto the Cucalorus schedule in its entirety as printed it on pages 20 and 21. Also, a few things to keep in mind during the 2011 event: Pegasorus ($300) and Megasorus ($150) pass holders have unlimited access to screenings and events, including the midnight brunch on Satur-
dependent film has arrived once again, November 10th through the 13th. Cucalorus 17 gets underway, and with it comes a slew of screenings—feature films, documentaries, shorts and even music videos. “What our organization does is take all that incredible creative energy spilling out of [Screen Gems] studio and focuses on bringing people together to celebrate the artistic side of things,” Dan Brawley, Cucalorus director, says. “That celebration brings travelers from all over the world— many who discover Wilmington for the first time and then return, either for a vacation or to work in the industry.” Taking place throughout four days, folks will flock to one of four venues within a few blocks of one another downtown, including City Stage at 21 N. Front Street, Jengo’s Playhouse at 815 Princess Street, Thalian Hall main stage and black box theater at 310
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headquarters, Jengo’s Playhouse (also the setting for many late-night parties after the fest’s daily screenings; so beware of afterhours awesomeness, including bonfires and Silly String fights). Flip through the pages to see what’s in store, and if you’d like to win tickets to some of the screenings, check in with encore on Facebook. We’ll be giving away tickets daily!
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at Cucalorus, it has to feature full-frontal nudity. Based on 10 years of Cucalorus screenings and six years of covering the festival for encore, I wasn’t exactly surprised that, within the first 30 seconds of “How to Cheat,” I was greeted with a man dancing naked in his backyard, swinging his dick around for the world to see.
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CHEATERS, CHEATERS: Amber Sealey and Kent Osborne in ‘How to Cheat.’ Courtesy photo
“How to Cheat” is a blunt, surreal and humorous look at a very desperate man going through an epic mid-life crisis. The crisis in question belongs to Mark (Kent Osborne) who has decided that his needs aren’t being met. His marriage is in a state of rigamortis. His wife Beth (Amber Sealey) is focused on getting pregnant. Mark finds the idea of children repellent and craves a more consequence-free existence. He decides to answer his mounting problems by having an affair. Mark isn’t the first guy to have this epiphany. However, he may be the most direct. He begins a series of dates where he openly declares he’s married and looking to cheat. This goes over about as well as one would expect. The responses range from folks being shocked to appalled. Then, the numbers’ game pays off. Mark meets Louise (Amanda Street), a free spirit who takes his admission of marriage as little more than a minor character flaw. There’s chemistry between them, though Mark is so desperate for sex with someone he isn’t married to that he’s willing to jump into bed with the first person willing to have him. Louise starts to toy with Mark. Their encounters are unusual. He just wants to fuck; she wants to tie him to the bed and ask him about his wife—or call her from his cell phone to increase the risk of getting caught. It’s tough to tell if Mark likes Louise for who she is or just because she’s the one person
messed up enough to indulge his irresponsible behavior. Eventually, wifey finds out about Mark’s infidelities and confronts him. What I liked about “How to Cheat” is how frank these moments are, with honest emotions not played for cheap reactions or easy clichés. There’s a lot of sincerity, mostly due to the actors who do a good job handling very large problems on a very small scale. Infidelity is so often handled with over-the-top melodrama and soap opera-style theatrics. It’s refreshing to see the subject breached with such finesse. Mad props go to actor/director Amber Sealey who has made a quiet and very entertaining film. My only real criticism comes from the more abstract and over-played moments: the aforementioned “dancing dick” scene comes to mind. The quiet moments are so well done, and they are so grounded, it makes other moments of Mark‘s manic mindset stick out like a sore thumb. The movie is encouraging nonetheless, and shows the craft of a director from whom I would like to see more. Sealey bolsters realistic relationships, which can be hard to do especially in a film where they’re disintegrating while simultaneously finding life. There’s a lot to like about the movie’s stark honesty, uncomfortable subject matter and frills-free look at liaisons. It’s the antithesis to the traditional romantic comedy—the “non rom-com.”
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UNEXPECTED SLICE OF LIFE: ‘Restoration’ is a universal story to which many will relate. Courtesy photo
his wife. The recent passing of his business partner has left him wondering just what his future will entail. He becomes fixated on a video shot of his partner Max just before he died, an encounter with a prostitute that causes him to search out the woman that was with him at death. Fidelman’s son, Noah, wants to get rid of the furniture shop and turn the property into apartments; the restoration business was never the source of much income. In need of some help around the shop, Fidelman hires Anton (Henri David), a young man who seems to be running from something. Anton finds something of real value in the shop, something which could help end Fidelman’s financial problems. The object in question is an original Steinway piano that needs some serious work. Complications arise as Noah’s wife Hava (Sarah Adler) strikes up a flirtation with Anton. This helps drive a further wedge into the relationship between Fidelman and Noah. Director Yossi Madmoni (Joseph Madmony) deftly navigates this simple storyline— and he never goes for an easy moment. In fact, he intentionally avoids them. There is a difficulty to the story, in that it could be any family in any part of the world on any given day. The stresses and situations are easy to understand. The characters are easy to relate to. Fidelman is such a forlorn presence—his unshaven face in a perpetual
grimace. He has not embraced the changes in his life, nor does he look forward to the changes ahead. Like most festival darlings, “Restoration” is a well-shot, well-executed movie. It’s also unconventional in its existence, if not the material. The film starts randomly and ends unexpectedly, and many questions get raised without answers. Certain characters’ back stories are never explored. “Restoration” is always moving forward, much like life itself. There is little time to look back and explore the past; it wouldn’t work in a film like this because it would feel indulgent. A movie of subtle complexities, the deliberate slow pace of the film doesn’t move so much as linger from one part of the story to the next. And it requires a little more of the audience than an average film. Some may find its pace difficult; others who are willing to invest the effort will be rewarded with an interesting sliceof-life story. What I found most compelling was how identifiable the story was, despite taking place half a world away and spoken in a different language. Good movies tell universal stories. I see value in a movie that doesn’t always lead audiences by the nose. A movie like “Restoration” is less of a film and more of an experience—something to sit down and let wash over you.
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Kenneth Price captures hip-hop Grammy winner 9th Wonder in latest documentary
enneth price is a man of ac-
tion. There is no better way to describe him. He’s been producing and directing a constant stream of innovative work for the past seven years. From groundbreaking short films like “Deconfliction” and “Sadie’s Waltz,” to a pair of highly imaginative and insane features, “Lightning Salad Moving Picture” and “Americatown,” he has also managed to pick up a handful of degrees at UNCW and UNC Greensboro. Along the way, he took an interesting left turn into the world of hip-hop. His collaborations brought him to the attention of a pioneering producer and modern-day renaissance man by the name of 9th Wonder. The product of this pairing is the highly entertaining documentary “The Wonder Year.” I sat down with Price to pick his sizable brain about the music, movie and the man himself. encore: How did you initially hook up with 9th Wonder? Kenneth Price: A friend of mine from UNCW ended up working as 9th’s label manager. One day over instant messenger, she told me about him going to teach at Duke, and I started thinking about how wild it was that this Grammy Award-winning producer was still here in NC—and how he was going to be teaching at Duke. I guess a light bulb went off at that moment about thinking how it could make for an interesting documentary. The first time I actually approached him about the film was over a meeting in a chemistry classroom at NC Central University. I was nervous as hell, but it all worked out in the end. His main concern was he didn’t want it to be like a reality TV show—and there was really no chance in that happening, so everything was smooth. e: What motivated you to do the documentary? Was there one moment where the light bulb popped in your head? KP: His music motivated me; it’s as simple as that. I’d been a fan of Little Brother since probably 2003 or so. I used to see them open up for acts at Marrz and The Soapbox [in Wilmington]. I just liked their early ‘90s, soulful sound. That’s really been the best part of the whole process: being able to share that love for the music with people who don’t know who 9th Wonder is. A lot of these screenings haven’t been in front of “hip-hop” audiences; a lot of them
vouras by Anghus Hou The Wonder Year . 11/12, 4:15 p.m Nor th Front St. City Stage • 21 g.com wonderyear.l-r$10 • http://the have just been normal film festival audiences, with little connection to that world, so it’s great to have some part of exposing others to the music, which is a really hard thing to do nowadays. Music is so accessible it’s sort of overwhelming, so spending 90 minutes in the world of this music I think really gets a lot of audience members interested in it. e: What was the most interesting aspect of making the documentary? Anything interesting to happen while filming? KP: Hmm—due to the fact that the entire film crew was just me, I think pretty soon after starting it, I just became part of that world. I really never felt like I was the “video guy” who was there working on the film. I just became part of the family. I started doing music videos with 9th and his artists and really gained a lot of friends from the whole experience. I never thought about doing music videos, but here I am two years later looking back on 50plus videos, and somewhere along the lines I kinda became a music video director. I guess that was the most surprising and interesting thing that happened. e: You’ve logged a lot of miles with the movie. How has the response been; what have the screenings been like? KP: The great thing about the screenings so far is how varied they’ve been. We’ve done the standard film festival approach, premiering at RiverRun International Film Festival back in April and, most recently, at the Hawaii International Film Festival. That’s been exciting because a lot of those audiences aren’t really familiar with him. Really, the most dynamic screenings we’ve been doing, with the help of the clothing company LRG, are where we’ve been taking the film to music festivals and colleges where people get to hear 9th lecture, see the film and have an afterparty to hear 9th play the music that the film celebrates. A lot of times with film festivals, the film can get lost in the mix because there are 100 or more being screened. This approach is great because it really makes it an event and not just a screening.
was working with Jay-Z and had a Grammy. I hope it’s inspirational to follow whatever your passion is. 9th works all the time because he loves what he does, and because he’s constantly working, he’s found success. I think The week after Cucalorus we’re having our that’s true in any field. first Ivy League screening at Harvard where the hip-hop archives are located; we were e: What’s on the docket next? pretty blown away by that phone call. KP: Currently, I’m focused on wrapping up Ghost Recon Future Soldier, a video game to e: They say every good documentary should be released in March, which I’m an associate educate. What does “The Wonder Year” producer on at Ubisoft Entertainment. I’m still teach us? doing a lot of music videos and am in talks KP: I want people to walk away feeling in- with LRG about beginning another musicspired. At the core of the film, I think it has based documentary to start up next year. a universal message that we control our own Honestly, it’s been nice not working on a destiny. It’s not just about becoming a hip-hop big project for the past six months or so. It’s producer. It’s about a guy struggling to make been kinda a necessity to properly promote a living, who had nothing but a little Hewlett- “The Wonder Year” and stay focused on linPackard laptop and a $100 piece of music ing screenings up wherever there is interest. software (Fruity Loops); three years later, he
NAME THE PRICE: Director Kenneth Price worked on the documentary ‘The Wonder Year’ chronicling the life of NC hip-hop artist 9th Wonder. Courtesy photo
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maturing kids: ‘Amy George’ follows the 13-year-old in us all
e Were all once teenagers,
experiencing everything from the horrific to the excellent. Rather we want to admit it or not, we were all dreaming of the day when our moms didn’t drive us to the movies on a date, referring to us as “kids” along the way. Yearning for independence and facetiously pretending to understand the term and its conditions, teenagers the world over have fought to break from childhood without fully grasping the weight that lay on the other side. “Amy George” examines this state of transition with artistic, truthful elegance. The film examines a time in one’s life where the struggle to establish an identity beyond the boundaries of the familiar creates a sense of turmoil, guilt and uncertainty. No offense to teens everywhere, but 13 is as hard an age on those around a teenager as it is on the teen herself. Full of attitude, self-righteous and narcissistic, young teens often are at their least likeable. Discovering oneself in a new way poses challenges, but
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filmmakers Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas have reminded viewers how difficult it truly can be from a variety of standpoints, including those of parent and child. “Amy George” is the directorial debut of the Canadian based duo, both of whom wrote and produced the low-budget film. Considering the shallow depths of the budget, the final product is one that largely encapsulates the innocence of childhood and the inner turmoil that manifests when it’s surreptitiously gone. The plot revolves around 13-year-old Jesse (Gabriel del Castillo Mullally) and his burgeoning interest in artistic pursuits. A
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TEENAGE ANGST: Gabriel del Castillo Mullally plays Jesse, a 13-year-old who struggles with his innocence of childhood and manifestion into adulthood in “Amy George.” Courtesy photo.
class assignment requires him to create a photographed self-portrait without actually photographing the face. Drawing enthusiasm and excitement about the project, Jesse ventures into his Toronto neighborhood searching for a creative stimulus to add meaning and substance to his project. Upon discovering his mundane, middleclass life is less than meaningful, he unearths a book on how to become a “true artist.” The book advises him: “You can never be a real artist until you have made love to a woman.” After reading this statement, he sets out for the ecstasy of a woman, which results in adult experiences foreign to the barely teen. After an encounter of prepubescent fascination with his neighbor, Amy George, Jesse awakens confused and guilt-ridden, worrying if he overstepped his boundaries. Artistic success throughout history has been punctuated by womanizing artists such as Picasso and Gauguin, and the ample tales of muses inspiring a lot more in artists than creative ingenuity. It seems fitting that a young boy desiring to be an artist would focus on the aspect of sex as equaling artistic notoriety. Sexual exploration not only equates fame and fortune but also poses a spellbinding aspect of adulthood for Jesse, as it is for most teens—something they fundamentally believe will transport them out of childhood and into maturity. More often than not, quite the opposite occurs.
“In Jesse, we wanted to create a character like us,”Calvin and Yonah said, “initially bored by his seemingly mundane surroundings and then with a growing interest in the commonplace minutia of his own life.” The film marries the vastly different personal experiences of the directors. The cinematic duo cite the age-old saying to write what one knows as inspiration. But how to create screenwriting masterpieces when there are two different experiences became something of an anomaly altogether. With Calvin’s child-rearing in the ‘burbs and Yonah’s urban metropolis upbringing, they said their “combined knowledge was great but also greatly different and so, after much searching, [they] latched onto a common area of expertise: male adolescence.” While “Amy George” is most certainly the imaginary product of the team, the themes it explores and the emotions it encounters very much pertain to the writing teams’ memories. After meeting in film school and graduating in 2008, the duo conceptualized “Amy George”; it’s their first screenplay that has been produced (they have written six before). No strangers to the world of cinema, their film has garnered worldwide attention at major indie film festivals across the globe. Selected in Rome, Toronto and Wisconsin, they have been garnering a lot of positive attention and even picking up the Spirit Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival in June. Calvin and Yonah, also known simply as C&Y, will feature two screenings during Cucalorus at City Stage on Friday, November 11th at 7:15 p.m. and on Sunday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m.
aging punk: The fans get younger, the founders become parents
s punk rock dead? some say never.
Others say the anarchic movement was DOA as soon as it became selfaware. Regardless of opinion, one thing’s for sure: It grew up. This much is evident in “The Other F Word,” a documentary that examines veteran punk rockers as they adapt to the challenges of fatherhood. Inspired by the book “Punk Rock Dad” by Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, the film, directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, examines the everyday lives of rockers such as Fat Mike (NOFX), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) after the last chord dies out and the mosh pit disperses. Through intricate interviews and fly-on-the-wall filming, Nevins is able to humanize these punk rockers, validate their lifestyles, and even make them vulnerable and empathetic subjects. The premise is intriguing and humorous enough at first, while watching foulmouthed, spikey-haired musicians send their offspring to bed. The film slowly emerges as a gripping and poignant peek at punk paternity. What begins as a study becomes an exploration on the id of a generation of men who never expected to live long enough to start families. Today, they find themselves making amends for their own absentee fathers. encore spoke with “The Other F Word” producer Cristan Reilly about the film’s inception and underlying themes. encore (e): So I watched the film last night and this morning. To my surprise, I saw Jim Lindberg talking about it on CNN. It’s certainly creating some buzz. Cristan Reilly (CR): Oh, yes. It’s just so nice for us to be able to get any kind of mainstream exposure for our indie film. We’re also going to be on NPR’s “All Things Considered” later today (November 4th). e: How did the idea come about? CR: It was actually my idea, because I knew Jim in high school but hadn’t talked to him in about 20 years. I heard through a mutual friend that he wrote a book called “Punk Rock Dad.” Knowing his personality and sense of humor, I immediately read the book and took it to our director, Andrea Nevins, who had just ended her career as a journalist to begin another career as a fulltime mom of three kids. I tried to bring her out of retirement with this book. Luckily, she was all over it. For me, the project could only happen if Andrea signed on and [if we] convinced
no by Alex Pomplia d The Other F Wor 11/13, 1 p.m. • . m p. 11/10, 4 St. x • 310 Chestnut Bo k ac Bl n ia al Th om herfwordmovie.c $10 • www.theot Jim to be in the documentary. He was a very reluctant subject, which is what led us to all the other guys. He said why don’t you talk to Art Alexakis (Everclear), and Art would say, ‘If you think I’m punk, you should talk to Fat Mike’ (NOFX); Fat Mike would say, ‘If you think I’m punk, talk to Lars Frederiksen’ (Rancid) . . . and so on. I just fell down this rabbit hole of punk rock. e: The majority of musicians in the documentary grew up in Los Angeles. As an L.A. native, why do you think the city was such a birthing ground for this huge underground movement? CR: A lot of L.A. was a quote-unquote idyllic suburbia and there was a rebellion against that. [Also] the Seventies were a really volatile time for home life; divorce rates were going up, our president resigned, there was shame in the White House for the time—everything that we believed in was falling apart. I think that’s why a lot of those guys became disillusioned and were drawn to that scene. In the early Eighties, they were old enough to find their way around the city, and find each other in this underground and create this pact mentality. e: One of the most compelling part of the film was seeing these 40- and 50-year-olds putting on the act that they are as much younger to please their fans, and in reality their bodies aren’t built for all that touring and performing. It reminded me of Mickey Rourke’s tragic antihero in “The Wrestler.” CR: It’s a really interesting way to look at it from a sociological standpoint. Unlike The Rolling Stones—whose fans age along with them—the fans of punk rock keep on getting younger and younger. Punk rock has the expression of anger and dissatisfaction that adolescents are most attracted to. e: What I really like about this documentary is that it touches not only on the whole punk-rock dad aspect, but also the current state of our economy and music industry, and its effects on these aging musicians. CR: It was definitely out there in the zeitgeist, but we really wanted to explore that aspect because it’s crucial to the day-to-day living of
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the great unveiling: Vikram Gandhi’s social experiment questions roles of spiritual leaders
irector vikram ganDhi is a lot
like me. Although I wasn’t raised in a family that devotedly practiced Hinduism as Gandhi, we both grew to question the gospel which surrounded us. In college, we both studied religion to quiet our doubts and push toward the right spiritual standing. Yet, we both became more skeptical than ever before. Growing up in New Jersey, Gandhi found peace in morning prayers with his grandmother. Yet he was disturbed by the public’s fixation with spiritual leaders. He dared ask: What sets these people apart from any other human in the world? He challenged, “What if I became a spiritual leader? If I could do it, wouldn’t that prove anyone could?” Thus, the story of Kumaré unfolds. Gandhi traveled to India and spoke with “true” gurus, but they only bolstered his hunch that religious luminaries may be no more than phonies. One American self-proclaimed guru remarked that twentysomething women should love to have sex with a holy man like himself (wrinkles, gray dreads and all).
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Bothered that the gurus appeared more interested in outdoing each other than actually offering guidance to people, Gandhi set out to test their ways and the faith of mankind. He grew a scruffy beard and let his thick, dark brown hair flow far below his shoulders. He dressed in traditional Indian robes and armed himself with broken English and some made-up yoga moves. Gandhi became Kumaré—an Eastern guru set loose upon Phoenix, Arizona. Maybe he would heal his followers, but certainly he would dispute the very idea he was encompassing. Daring and at times unintentionally funny, “Kumaré” is Gandhi’s documentary, a
GURU GUILE: Director Vikram Gandhi transformed himself into an Indian guru, making others believe he was connected to God, to challenge the idea of religious leaders in “Kumare.” Photo by Daniel Leeb.
look inside an illusion meant to explore the depths of truth—truths about human nature and of our religious foundations. The director sat down with encore to tell us about the experience.
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encore: Why do you think people are so eager to believe in spiritual leaders? Vikram Gandhi: I think all people are eager to believe in something. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing; I think it’s a natural thing. The catch is we are often eager to give our power to other people, and believe that someone else, alive or dead, has some secret that will turn our pain into happiness or our confusion into clarity. Even if spiritual leaders tell us to believe in ourselves, the logic of those words are often lost in the seeker’s need to grasp onto something. I think it comes from the same urge to love someone, to have close ties with family, to have friends, to embrace our dreams— things that work much better when we have faith and confidence in ourselves. e: How difficult was it to become a fictional character in the real world? Did it feel at all like “The Truman Show”? VG: I wouldn’t say it felt like “The Truman Show.” As the director I was in control of the documentation of the entire film. I was also quite shy and uninterested in being on camera as myself. That being said, I en-
couraged my team to document as much as possible so that I could let unplanned moments happen, and I could see later what I was feeling at different times in the filmmaking process. Being Kumaré was really easy for me, as he was a character deeply rooted in my own childhood—mythology I read, swamis I had met, elders I was inspired by—as well as by the gurus that I met as a filmmaker. Kumaré’s lifestyle was healthy, calming and fun. It was easy to keep going deeper and deeper into character every day. e: How do you feel Kumaré changed you? VG: As a person, Kumaré saved me from becoming a cynic. It made me stop criticizing other people’s beliefs, and helped me realize that religion is one of so many illusions that shape our personal motivations. As Kumaré, all I sought to do was to make people happy and to teach people what I (Vikram) really believed in. It seems ironic that one can be more true to oneself as a fictional character. I gained an understanding of what I’m capable of, how I could connect with people, how I could inspire people—and how anyone can do the same. We are all programmed by habit to act one way or another but every interaction between people can be approached in so many different ways. Plus, I don’t think I will ever feel awkward in any situation ever again. As a filmmaker, Kumaré taught me two things: You can’t be afraid to take risks, and if you want people to connect with your protagonist you need to speak from the heart.
a sobering story: Water contamination scandal on Camp Lejeune gets screen time
he uniTed sTaTes miliTary is,
in its nature, inherently toxic. Consider the millions of gallons of fuel and cleaning solvents used daily, or smoke admissions from base electric plants—the gas, oil and toxins that go into weaponry. They are all a necessary evil that keeps our military functioning. However, the issue is not that these hazardous materials are used, rather how our military stores and disposes of them. Its recently come under fire, and for Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, a hard-core motivated soldier for nearly 25 years, the fact that these elements existed right under his feet and affected his family was a line that never should have been crossed. A drill instructor trained in making boys into responsible, strong men, MSgt. Ensminger lived by the Marine Corps motto: Semper Fidelis or “Always Faithful.” He bled green in every sense of the word, but when Jerry’s 9-year-old daughter, Janey, died of a rare type of leukemia, his world turned black and seemed faithless. For years he grappled with her death and tried to make sense of it all, often hunkering down in the mire of questions like, “How and why did it happen?” The answers led to a shocking discovery: a Marine Corps cover-up known as of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history. The drinking water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base was highly toxic from dumping chemicals in it for nearly 30 years. In its wake, an estimated one million Marines and their families were exposed to astonishing levels of pollutants through the water. Now, 22 years later, only a fraction of former residents know about their exposure to the toxins. In a cowardly act of injustice, the Marine Corps never made the issue public after closing the toxic wells. Thanks to directors Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon in their award winning documentary, “Semper Fi: Always Faithful,” residents (civilians and enlisted alike) are free from the illusion. “I’m not a naïve person, but in making this film I began to feel naïve,” Libert reveals. “The government doesn’t always make the right decisions; we know this. But I honestly believed, at the end of the day, the agencies looking out for us were doing their jobs. And then I realized they weren’t. It was an eyeopening and disheartening experience, and a perspective shift for me.” From a personal place, Libert reveals how making the film was hard to process as everything she and Hardmon had been exposed to was emotional, challenging and all-encompassing. In the end, it strengthened their resolve to tell an important story.
ielse by Tiffanie Gabr ays Faithful Semper Fi: Alw Watch, Cape Fear River 11/9, 6 p.m. • 617 Surr y Street Box • Thalian Black 11/12, 4 p.m. . • $10 310 Chestnut St h School • Nor thside Hig 11/13, 3 p.m. sonville • Free Auditorium, Jack A David and Goliath tale of one marine taking on the formidable foe—in this case the Department of Defense—“Semper Fi” exposes itself much in the same way as an investigator would disentangle a crime. MSgt. Ensminger seeks justice for the subsequent cover-up, and as the heart-wrenching and infuriating betrayal of countless service members and their families (many of whom have also lost children or are also sick themselves) unfolds, viewers witness a second discovery: the appalling environmental record of the military, not just the Marine Corps. It begs the question: What’s being done about the environmental conditions at other bases across the country? “There are over 130 bases on the EPA national priority list,” Libert says. “This issue doesn’t just affect Camp Lejeune. Camp Lejeune is just the tip of the iceberg. And it’s about so much more than activism. As Jerry said to me, ‘I’m not an activist, I’m a father who watched his child go through hell, and I’m a marine.’ What I’m stressing to folks is, this is an educational film that goes beyond politics.” Justly an appropriate and sobering story of disloyalty, coping with disillusionment, transformation and deceit toward not just the Marines and their families at Camp Lejeune, but of service members nationwide, “Semper Fi” aims to shed more light on a situation not understood in its complexity. It is at its heart
an important environmental story told from a unique perspective through a very personal lens. Most importantly, the film is a war cry for action, change and challenges to the Department of Defense’s idea of what it truly means to be always faithful. “We really are extremely excited to be screening in Wilmington and in Jacksonville,” Libert says. “We feel like we’re bringing the film home, and I’m eager to see how people respond. This is an issue that affects all our lives and everyone should be in the conversation.” “Semper Fi: Always Faithful” will screen Saturday, November 12th at 4 p.m. at Cucalorus, as well as on November 9th at Cape Fear River Watch’s headquarters, 617 Surry Street, downtown Wilmington. MSgt. Ensminger will be present at the Cucalorus screening with the directors for an extended discussion. Also, on Sunday, November 13th at 3 p.m. at the Northside High School Auditorium, 365 Commons Drive South, it will show in Jacksonville for free.
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sharp and unsettling: Psychological drama ‘Silver Tongues’ piques interest
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rus’ more unnerving flicks, “Silver Tongues” is a sharply unsettling and biting debut from Scottish writer/director Simon Arthur. Expanding on his U.K.-set 2007 short of the same name, Arthur explores the themes of deception, manipulation and sexual control in this tightly-wound psychological drama, which took home the audience award when it premiered at Slamdance in January. Arthur doesn’t pull any punches here. He lets the calm pacing of the film slowly build tension, without relying on obvious or cliché cues for its taut moments. The film gives no backstory for its main characters—two traveling lovers who get off on deceit—instead Arthur lets audiences fill in the details for themselves. It’s in these details that prove Arthur is a fresh, smart filmmaker who respects his audience. Under Arthur’s discerning direction, the performances combined with Josh Silfen’s ominous and dark cinematography demands the audience’s attention in every frame. Lee
no by Alex Pomplia Silver Tongues m. • $10 11/12, 10:15 p. St. n • 310 Chestnut ai M l al H n ia al Th uesmovie.com http://silver tong Tergesen (“Oz”) and Enid Graham (“Boardwalk Empire”) fully embody the role-playing sociopaths identified only in the credits as “Gerry” and “Joan.” The film is structured around four vignettes, in which Gerry and Joan manipulate their way throughout New England (the film was shot in upstate New York), passing through others’ lives whilst conducting various kinds of social experiments for their own pleasure. “Silver Tongues” isn’t easily palatable, with its unsettling undercurrent in the vein of Steven Soderbergh’s “Sex, Lies and Videotape.” However, its rewarding ending leaves a memorable but disturbing aftertaste with plenty of food for thought. encore spoke with Arthur before he head-
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ART OF ASSIMILATION: Enid Graham and Lee Tergesen embody the role-playing sociopaths of Joan and Gerry in ‘Silver Tongues.” Courtesy photo.
ed to Europe to premiere the film abroad. encore (e): You’re involved in nearly every creative aspect of the film—writing, directing, and editing. Why do you maintain that level of control? Simon Arthur (SA): It’s not so much about control as it is about budget. I would have loved an experienced editor, but we couldn’t afford it. I’ve edited other people’s films, [so] I felt comfortable handling it. With writing, I’ve always been a writer/director and I think I always will be. I’d be happy to direct other people’s scripts, but right now I’d just like to work with my own. Maybe in the future that will change. e: To gain experience for writing “Silver Tongues,” you worked as a prison guard and later as a security guard at a brothel to learn about the art of assimilation, which underlies the main characters’ modus operandi. How was that experience? SA: It was a way for me to understand certain characters better. I [also] lived homeless for a month, sleeping in boxes and hanging in homeless shelters. It improved my understanding of people. When [filmmakers] depict homeless people, a lot of the time they’ll regurgitate stuff they’ve seen in documentaries, television or film . . . I wanted to go to the source. During those times I met a lot of ugly people, and [got involved] in situations that weren’t as dangerous or crazy as I thought they may be; actually, most of the time, it felt quite normal . . . It became normal all too quickly. It helped
me write “Silver Tongues” because I felt that a lot of the people I met were acting, depending on whom they were dealing with. I just became infatuated with the idea of people who can change their personality every day and leave their real selves behind. e: I thought it was inspired casting to select Lee Tergesen for Gerry. Did you initially have him in mind for this role? SA: I did. I needed an actor with a huge range [for the role of Gerry] because, eventually, he would have to play five different roles, and I knew from watching “Oz” that he had an amazing range. I loved the way his character changed through his arc. I greatly felt that Lee was someone I should go to straight away. e: Several critics reference “Taxi Driver” and “Psycho” when talking about “Silver Tongues.” What films influenced you? SA: I’m very fond of [the films of] Bernardo Bertolucci. He’s definitely a big influence. e: In spite of everything, the main characters are charming. Yet, they embody the human capacity for evil. Were you ever worried that audiences would find them completely unlikeable? SA: Sure, that was always a concern. But I feel audiences are becoming more used to [morally reprehensible characters]. If you look at protagonists in cinema like “There Will Be Blood” and “No Country for Old Men,” they are immoral and greedy. I think the main thing was to make them fascinating characters. If they were just nasty and evil, then you’d be turned off by them. I’m hoping the fascination will keep people entertained.
a girl’s world: Speaking with Erica Dunton about the award-winning “to.get.her”
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ing a“hedonistic night of no consequences” at the beach is that troubles are inevitable. For the teenage girls in “to.get.her,” it’s probably worse than they’d imagined. At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, “to. get.her” came out of nowhere to capture the Best of NEXT! Audience award. Since, the blogosphere has been buzzing about the small-budget independent film, warranting hype at each subsequent festival screening. It’s easy to see why. British director/writer Erica Dunton has crafted an inventive and unflinching mystery tale portraying American teenage girls in a stark realism not typically seen in cinema. The story unfolds when five teens attempt to fill the void brought on by the pressures of school, disloyal boyfriends, therapists and family problems. They flee to a parent’s beach house and begin a night of drinking, dancing and self-discovery. Suddenly, it turns askew as a murder casts a shadow over the vacation. “to.get.her” is Dunton’s third feature film and her first foray into the mystery thriller genre. However, she continues to display her gift for penning natural and clever dialogue with a directing style that allows her actors to move organically onscreen. In it, cinematographer Derek Tindall captures Wilmington beautifully in vivid and sundrenched images. What sets the film apart from other depictions of American teens is that Dunton treats her characters with respect thanks to a keen eye for authenticity, easily drawing parallels to Sofia Coppola’s portrayal of the restless sisters in “The Virgin Suicides.” Most importantly, the film is careful not to trivialize the problems or vernacular of contemporary youths. Dunton recently wrapped up production on her fourth feature, “Plastic Jesus” (also shot in Wilmington), which stars Hilarie Burton (“One Tree Hill”). In her free time, she has been tirelessly promoting “to.get.her” coast to coast but will come full circle when she brings the film home to Cucalorus on November 11th. encore (e): First off, congratulations on winning the Audience Award at Sundance. What was that experience like? Erica Dunton: It was the most amazing night of my entire life. I think showing your film at Sundance is one of the best experiences a filmmaker can have. We also won the Audience Awards at RiverRun Film Festival and Sarasota Film Festival.
no by Alex Pomplia to.get.her . 11/11, 7:15 p.m St. • 310 Chestnut n ai M l al Thalian H orus.org $15 • www.cucal e: In my opinion, cinema, and television typically fail to authentically capture the true lives of adolescents, whereas “to.get.her” succeeds in doing so. What was your approach? ED: I’ve known the lead [actress], Jazzy De Lisser, since she was 12, and I knew three of the other girls as well. I would hear them talk about what was going on in their lives— boys, school, parents—whatever it was and [contrastingly] how they talked about it on Facebook. I realized that teenage girls don’t actually change, but their world has; I didn’t have Facebook growing up. The world of the teenage girl has always fascinated me. It is such a complicated time in our lives. The unofficial mantra for the movie became stop texting, stop typing, start talking, because I think the verbal word has been betrayed a lot by black-and-white text.
POWER IN NUMBERS: A group of teenage girls escape to a beach house in a getaway gone awry in “to.get.her.” Courtesy photo.
an independent film: You can push the envelope and experiment. Some things will work and some won’t, but it’s the right forum to try and to learn.
e: Was it difficult to touch on these themes without teetering too closely into afterschool special preaching? ED: My job is to tell a story and start a conversation. Teenage girls are really smart, and [this film] complements that rather than patronizes. The movie is designed to start a conversation between teenage girls and their mothers. e: The overall look of the film is very luscious and hazy. Your debut feature “Find Love” had a documentary style camerawork, and “The 27 Club” was more conventional. Does the story dictate what technical style you adapt, or is that just personal urge to experiment? ED: Absolutely. “Find Love” was totally improvised, so that’s why it looks like it does, [but] without feeling like a documentary. I wanted to capture the butterfly feeling in the first 24 hours of falling in love. “The 27 Club” was more about navigating through the week after your best friend dies, so I wanted to [portray] that grieving process. I’ve always been a fan of anamorphic widescreen, which lends itself to the scope and feeling. We shot “to.get.her” with a 600 mm lens, so we were able to film them from two blocks away. It made the [actresses’] performances very comfortable. They didn’t feel like they were on a film set. We just miked them and off they went. That’s the beauty of encore | november 9 - 15, 2011 | www.encorepub.com 17
on top of the world: Local crew members talk production design of ‘On the Ice’
magIne a place where the sun nev-
er rises between November and January. And never sets between May and August. Barrow, Alaska, sits on top of the world in the Arctic Circle, surrounded by the majestic illumination of the Northern Lights and the confines of nothingness during its icy tundra season. Pure white, crystallized magic. Filmmakers Chad Keith and Jonathan Guggenheim experienced its vast beauty and frigid temperatures during the making of a suspenseful drama about two tight-knit teenage boys. In the isolation of their Alaskan town, they went seal hunting and experienced unexpected tragedy in return. What started as Andrew MacLean’s short film “Sikumi”—which scored the 2008 Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at Sundance and was short listed for an Academy Award in 2009— evolved into the feature film “On the Ice.” In 2011, it returned to Sundance before moving on to gain accolades across festivals nationally and internationally known, from Berlin to Woodstock. Inuit filmmaker MacLean has captured a stark, engulfing reel of film, which pays homage to his hometown of Barrow and pushes forward his creative storytelling of the Iñupiaq heritage. Local crew members Guggenheim and Keith not only felt honored to be a part of the movie’s extraordinary experience, but what they took away from its making continues to impact them today. We spoke about their 2010 adventure and how they endured the large task of designing each frame of this fascinating tale, 3,000 miles across the states. encore: What are your thoughts and notions about Barrow, AK, having lived there for quite a few months to work on the film? Chad Keith: I think it’s the closest thing to being on the moon. In the winter there are no roads to use to drive to Barrow, so you can only fly in. The whole span of the town is about
by Shea Carver On the Ice . • 11/13, 7 p.m 11/10, 1 p.m. 1 N. Front St # 50 City Stage • 21 om heicethemovie.c $10 • www.ont seven miles—and that’s as far as you could go. Jonathan and I would clear paths by chopping up huge chunks of ice piece by piece with axes just so the crew could get out and shoot. When the ice moved, our set moved! The Northern Lights were amazing to see until it became 24 hours of daylight, that was a trip. It’s unlike any place I have ever been and really hard to nail down exactly. I constantly remember tiny things about Barrow that I still find myself comparing to wherever I go—especially the smell of seal oil on my hands after dipping whale meat in it. Sometimes I think I can still smell it. It was the strongest and most potent smell ever. Jonathan Guggenheim: Eating muktuk (whale) was ... gross! Not for the white man. CK: It kinda tasted like chewing on a tire. I spit it out. JG: Seriously, though, other than being isolated from truly everything, I liked the town. It would be nice to own a little fishing shack up there. e: What were some of the most difficult scenes to stage in “On the Ice”? CK: Shooting anything out on the frozen Arctic was pretty tough because of the conditions. Typically, it would be 20 or 40 degrees below zero, so it wasn’t ideally the best work environment, but it was the right crew for the film, and we all pushed through. There’s just something about shooting five miles out on the frozen ocean and standing on ice that’s only two feet thick—it made me just step back and take it all in and enjoy every minute of it, no matter how cold it got. We did have warming tents set up
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BOYS IN THE TUNDRA: Jonathan Guggenheim and Chad Keith worked on ‘On the Ice’ in Barrow, Alaska, in winter/spring 2010. Courtesy photo.
on the ice where we would eat. Also, an ice pit was dug and packed high around to create our very own arctic bathroom. JG: Anytime you are dealing with red blood in white snow, things can get a bit tricky. One particular day, Chad and I were using caribou skins to brush away blood-stained snow in order to reset the scene to appear pristine. Because the temperature was below 30, the blood kept freezing and little crystallized particles of blood were blowing all over the place. We also had to sink a snowmobile into a large hole dug in the ice. With help from the producers, director, and a scientist from NASA we managed to create a hole large enough to sink the snowmobile and the dummy that was strapped to it. e: How does the film compare to other movies you have done per art department? CK: Well, they are never the same. I had a tiny crew that I could bring in because of the expense of travel and housing, so I would use locals to help me as well. Resources were extremely limited, and whatever we couldn’t find, we would have shipped in. I literally would go door to door and meet people just to look at their furniture or pictures on the wall, so I could borrow and use to dress sets. This helped me understand how people lived there, and 99 percent of the time I was welcomed in, and invited to sit and have meals with their families. I got to grasp some of their living styles so we could create the most realistic environments for our characters as possible. JG: Chad flew to Barrow two weeks before I got there. One night, we were talking on the phone about the design of the film and what I should source. His words to me were, “Bring anything and everything!” Upon arrival, I com-
pletely understood what he meant. Simply put, there’s not much there. We visited the dump frequently and were excited to see any new items. On other films we would have the luxury of thrift stores and garage sales, but in Barrow we had to rely on borrowing things from the community. e: Since the director was from Barrow, how did the townsfolk react to the movie? CK: There were definitely benefits. Andrew has lots of family there, and that sort of opened the gates of welcoming us in—and gave us the local connection we needed to get the film made. We had to work around whaling season and be respectful as to not get in their way while they were hunting. It’s a cultural pastime, and it’s rude to interrupt anything that would prevent them from carrying on with their daily lives. We all had to work closely with the whaling captains so we would stay out of their way. They are the masters of the ice. We helped them. They helped us. JG: Yeah, most people seemed into the project. It was neat to see the community come out and be a part of the traditional Iñupiaq dancing scene. e: What did you gather from your time in Barrow that you may have not encountered otherwise? CK: Hanging out with Eskimos for three months—amazing! It really made me realize how small our planet is. Seeing the sunset and sunrise all in about 15 minutes time on the horizon over white nothingness will throw you for a loop. And it’s not everyday you can whistle up to the sky (when it was not 24 hours of light) and make the Northern Lights move around the sky. JG: The chance to see a culture that is still in touch with their ancient traditions and an understanding of where they come from simply was amazing.
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‘The Seagull’ opens at UNCW this weekend
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UNCW junior Lauren Berg as Nina in the ‘play within the play,’ Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull.’ Courtesy photo. ith hopes to produce entertain-
ing fare, free from macabre overtones or depressive oeuvre, UNCW’s theatre department will present Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov’s late 19th-century triangle of a love story, “The Seagull,” this weekend. Despite its plot points involving suicide and battles of love found, lost and betrayed, the show revolves around the whimsy of four central characters. Each are dealing with their own burdens of being artistically and romantically fulfilled. They cross in artistic grandeur and with child-like abandon to create a world that takes a closer look at human behavior. Chekhov’s debut audience wasn’t forgiving in 1896 as they booed Russia’s famed actress Vera Komissarzhevskaya, in the role of Nina, off stage. It was only after the show found its footing through a few runs did it start making marks as a valid and valued performance piece. “The characters in ‘The Seagull’ are unforgettable,” Renee Vincent, director of the show, says. “They are some of the most sought after roles in the world theatre canon, and the play is a director’s gift to produce.” Some 100-plus years later, the show is viewed as much an educational piece as it is entertaining. It introduced the world of performance art to realist theatre. “[It] closely and warmly depicts the lives of [its] characters, all of them artists, lovers and dreamers,” Vincent continues. “Realism in the last half of the 19th century began as an experiment to make theater more useful to society. The main-
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stream theatre from 1859 to 1900 was still bound up in melodramas, spectacle plays, comic operas and vaudevilles.” With the advent of political and socio-economic reform taking place among much of Europe, the way folks were dictating their lives, their thoughts and their actions changed from their environmental impacts. “Realism came about partly as a response to these new social and artistic conditions,” Vincent says. “Drama was to involve the direct observation of human behavior; therefore, there was a thrust to use contemporary settings and time periods, and it was to deal with everyday life and problems as subjects.” Yet, observers mustn’t be a Russian or European lit lover to find interest in “The Seagull.” Its topic at hand can be relatable across all genders, ethnicities, social classes and age groups: love. Chekhov wrote the tale with jest at the forefront of his mind and adoration carrying its pathos. “Chekhov claimed that his plays were comedies,” Vincent says, “but some readers and audiences find them sad and tragic. He is known for compelling psychological reality and depicting people who are trapped in hopeless social situations; yet, his characters do find hope.” The junior and senior cast—including Alex Holland, Eddie Ledford, Lauren Berg, Owen HickleEdwards, Maria Katsodouros, among others—are working to mold their three-dimensional roles by detailing every character like a fine chisel on mortar. Vincent calls them quite unforgettable thanks to the complexities they’re indulging. Sometimes, even,
she says it seems as if the show has “an illusion of plotlessness, but there is a great deal going on with the characters under the surface” thanks to the ethos presented. “Chekhov evokes deep feelings of humanity,” Vincent further explains, “and the quest to determine where we as individuals fit into the world around us—a world full of struggle, pain and, possibly, love.” With ruthless bounty, the cast maintains a chasm of charm. They are using multi-media tools to help with the production value as well, including shadow puppetry and film projections. “It supports the concept of utilizing 19th-century entertainment techniques, crafted by actors and designers, to illuminate scenes and moments, or create playful action, while telling this beautiful story,” Vincent says. Behind the scenes, students are working tirelessly and endlessly to set design and build an environment which enchantingly defines the play. Assistant professor Gregg Buck is helping set the scene, which “juxtaposes iconic images of Russian social life,” Vincent explains. “The ornate, detailed costumes by associate professor Mark Sorensen create an accurate atmosphere of the Russian countryside on the brink of revolution.” Audiences will be swept away by the professionalism of “The Seagull,” all the while taking a microscopic look at self-observations of beauty and folly. “We aim to present a Chekhov play free of depression and moping, but instead filled with an atmosphere of energetic play,” Vincent promises.
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secrets of the oppressed:
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ closes Big Dawg’s season
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“The Diary of Anne Frank,” adapted for the stage by Wendy Kesselman, as their final show of the season. It is an interesting time to produce the show, as Miep Gies, the most well-known of the protectors who hid the Frank and Van Pels family (called the Van Daans in “The Diary”), passed away in January of last year at the age of 100. Truly a heroic figure to many, she said publicly till her death that she was anything but: “There is nothing special about me. I have never wanted special attention. I was only willing to do what was asked of me and what seemed necessary at the time.” Also in 2010 the famous chestnut tree that comforted Anne from her window came down in a storm. The loss of these two physical links to the Frank family makes this production especially timely. Anne Frank’s diary chronicles her time living in a small secret annex above her father’s place of business during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Her family, the Van Daans and, eventually, a dentist lived in seclusion for just over two years, before they were betrayed and sent to concentration camps. Anne was 13 years old when they went into hiding. The show opens with the Frank and Van Daan families arriving in the annex (a bit of dramatic license, as in real life they did not arrive all at once, but onstage exposition is called for). The audience meets Anne (Erika Hendrix), her older sister Margot (Molly Lankford), who was recently called up for transport east (i.e. to be sent to a concentration camp), which moved the whole calendar forward to go into hiding. We also meet Otto and Edith Frank (Charlie Robertson and Karen Pray). Shortly after, the Van Daan family joins them with Peter (Nate Kistler), and Tom Briggs and Laurene Perry as his parents. Peter is just a bit older than Anne and will occupy much of her attention for the remainder of her short life. Possibly one of the most heart-breaking lines in Otto Frank’s final monologue describes “Peter and Anne holding hands among the barbed wire…” After a few months they are joined by Mr. Dussel (Ashley W. Grantham), a dentist (in real life Fritz Pfeffer). They live behind a bookcase in a tiny space, thanks to the
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help and protection of four of Otto Frank’s employees: Miep Gies (Amanda Young), Mr. Kraler (Richard Eisen), in real life Victor Kugler, and Johannes Kleiman and Bep Voskuijl who did not make it into the script. Gies received the most prominent billing in the diary, and in real life was responsible for saving it. After the annex was discovered, and Kleiman and Kugler were arrested for protecting the Franks, Gies found the diary and hid it in her desk drawer till after the war. She stated publicly before her death, that had she read the diary when she found it, she would have destroyed it, because it contained such detailed information about the network that supported them and consequently would have endangered the lives of everyone it named. The eight people in hiding were completely dependent upon Gies and her compatriots for everything—not just food: news of the world, library books (Anne, Margot and Peter followed a rigorous educational schedule during their time in hiding) but most of all their secrecy. Director Steve Vernon has an eye and an ear for casting, which is quite remarkable. Seeing Tom Briggs onstage—not giving his usual effusive and enthusiastic curtain speech at a Thalian Association production, but as an actor—was a treat. His Mr. Van Daan was deeply human: locked in the eternal father-son battle, devoted to his wife, worried, terrified, despondent but grateful. My only qualm comes with the details, which often carries a play into greater heights. Thus, the lighting of the menorah wasn’t done correctly within Jewish tradition. The two women portraying the mothers, Laurene Perry and Karen Pray, were truly perfect foils. Perry captured the classic relationship of mother with son who can do no wrong, while Pray is consumed with anguish watching one daughter waste away, as the other wrestles with the angst of adolescence in a confined space. She loses hope before the audience’s eyes. We physically see her realize her children will never grow up. Though Hendrix is cast in the role of Anne and does an admirable job bringing her words
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TIGHT QUARTERS: A stellar cast bring to life Big Dawg’s ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ through November 20th at Cape Fear Playhouse. Courtesy photo.
and emotions to life (her scene with Kistler, when Anne and Peter have their first kiss, made the audience squirm with nervous delight), it is Charlie Robertson as Otto Frank who is the rudder that drives this ship. Anne’s mother-daughter struggle painted him in the diary as her favorite parent. Otto is the peacemaker in this script, even when tensions boil over from the extreme level of stress these people live under with no privacy whatsoever. Otto is the conscience for the group. There could be no question of taking in another person into their already cramped space:“If we can save one life, we must.” For dramatic purposes the script has Otto coming back to the annex after the liberation and finding it in the chaotic state in which they left it before uncovering Anne’s diary. I could not rip my eyes from Robertson, though I wanted to more than I could describe, when he picked that slim volume and broke down in tears. He delivers a final monologue as the sole survivor, detailing each of their fates, ending with the description of Anne at Bergen-Belsen just before her death: “Naked, her head shaved, covered in lice.” He rips the audience’s heart out, as we all wonder how a father could survive with that knowledge. In the program and the press, much space has been given the historical importance of
this play. But I would argue that this goes beyond “those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.” Recite that as often as you might, we lost the right to habeaus corpus in this country and no one batted an eye. At present, law enforcement in two states can detain people if they are not carrying proper identification based solely upon their appearance. Both of these examples are highly reminiscent of The Nuremberg Laws. Injustice such as those above seem easy to turn a blind eye to. “It‘s for the greater good,” we rationalize, “But that‘s in Arizona; that‘s not here.” That these instances seem innocuous or we feel powerless to avoid them, so we say it for our safety, are what become the building blocks of tyranny. Those who want to honor the legacy of Anne Frank, and the 11 million people exterminated by the Nazis, as well as the sacrifices of the over 60 million people who lost their lives fighting to end that reign of terror, honor it not by placing Anne Frank in a certain historical time and place, but by bringing her spirit and struggle into our real time now. “First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”—Martin Niemöller
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re-fueling the arts: Artfuel Inc. relocates and expands
arah peacock recallS her firSt
art memory well. The Englander was staying at her grandparents’ house in the early Seventies making small “books” out of toilet paper. She remembers its transluscent texture like that of tracing paper. “It was awful, really,” she says with a laugh, thinking back to her workspace set up in the outhouse of her grandparents. “But it made great sheets for drawing on.” Moving to the U.S. after studying fine art at Reading University, Peacock traveled around the States before calling one of them home. North Carolina beckoned, and in ‘95 she began tattooing in Durham, where she met her husband and business partner, native Iowan Dave Tollefson. In 2001, they relocated to Wilmington, and in 2006 found an old gas station on the corner of 17th and Perry streets, which once housed a bookstore and, before that, an antique shop. Their vision transformed the building into an edgy house of art, not only where canvases and photos would adorn the walls but skinart fantasies would be fulfilled. Artfuel Inc.
by Shea Carver Ar tfuel Vol. 29 11 p.m. 11/11, 7 p.m. to lle Ave. n and Wrightsvi so w Da of er rn Co mmy ndy Peagram, Ta Free! • Feat. Ca hall am Br Oliver, Reid Haraga, Raelyn would operate as both a gallery space and tattoo parlor. “We saw the opportunity to create a space in which we could house multi-media artists and represent the local artists, too,” Peacock says of enforcing her dream. Over the past few years, the successful entrepreneurs have had the inkling to grow their venture beyond the confines of the little blue-and-white building’s limited space. When they found a 1950’s grocery store not even a mile away off Wrightsville Avenue, their want became an imminent need. “We wanted to find a unique building similar to the old gas station,” Peacock says. “We knew that we had outgrown the old
NEW DIGS: Artfuel gets a new home just in time for its Volume 29 art show, showcasing Candy Pegram, Tammy Haraga, Raelyn Oliver and Reid Bramhall. Photo by Sarah Peacock
studio, and the new 1,900 square feet fits us perfectly and offers us room to grow again.” Since October the two have been taking the rebuilding process into their own hands—just as one would expect of any DIY artist. Though they haven’t structurally changed the building, they’ve brightened its stellar offerings, pulling up carpet and stripping everything down to its shining glory. “It has 14-foot-high ceilings and main structural beams down the center, which we kept, and built a counterwall,” Peacock notes. They filled the space with trinkets from yesteryear to maximinze its historical mien. Found objects, like scissors, saws, cards and keys, draw in viewers nostalgically. Most appealing, however, is more freedom to move. “This new studio offers our artists so much more room to work,” Peacock says. Likewise, the increase in wall space will be better for the visual artists who show their work during Artfuel’s many volumes of shows throughout the year. “It gives us more cohesive wall space which we can hang our art on, so we can still represent local artists,” Peacock continues. “Furthermore, it still gives Artfuel the option for expansion, which we had lost in the old studio.” Referring to its saloon-style ambiance as cozier and more inviting, Peacock and Tollef26 encore | november 9 - 15, 2011 | www.encorepub.com
son will launch their grand opening for the new digs on November 11th. They’ve called in the forces of some of Wilmington’s strongest arts members to be a part of the celebration, including folk artist Candy Pegram. “Pegram’s work is very immediate, and we have been following her artwork for several years here in Wilmington,” Peacock informs. “We are very excited that she agreed to show with us.” Also on the roster are Tammy Haraga and Raelyn Oliver, both of whom are local photographers showcasing their views on life around the Cape Fear region. Peacock has enlisted Reid Bramhall (a.k.a. Switch), a grafitti artist from Charlotte, to also be on hand. “He approached us to show here and we definitely jumped at the opportunity,” Peacock says. “His work is very unique and plentiful—it has its own narrative.” With No Dollar Shoes playing music from their newly released record, “Extra Medium,” as well as food, drink, art and mingling at the forefront of indulgence, the show will be a new welcoming for a Wilmington art standard. The show Volume 29 will hang for eight weeks. “Wilmington is a very creative city,” Peacock beams. “There is a lot going on from the more guerilla-style street art, right through the more high-end gallery art. Because we are still a relatively small city, the public has access to all of it. I am excited that even though we are not in the best of economies, the artists here continue to push for visibility. They continue to open venues for art, which makes us culturally richer.”
Local guild hosts weekend-long exhibit
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from Halloween and Christmas reminders are at every inch of retail space in Wilmington. Other than suffering through the same old holiday music and brushing past nativity sets and tinsel decorations, we must rush to find the perfect gifts for friends and family members. While local stores and boutiques along downtown Wilmington and around outlying beach areas can offer ideas for even the most difficult relative, so can the Hannah Block Community Arts Center on 2nd Street. This weekend a great surprise awaits shoppers. In the past five years, the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild has promoted the arts, especially pottery and sculpture, by putting on a holiday show and sale at Cameron Art Museum and the Community Arts Center. The goal of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild is to promote and exchange knowledge and information about all types of ceramic art. They provide mutual support, encouragement, and education for its members and the community. North Carolinian native, and the guild’s treasurer and co-chair of the holiday show committee, Brenda Thomas has been creating and supporting pottery for 18 years. She was happily surprised when recognizing the ceramic art community in Wilmington. “When we first started the guild, it was basically a group of potters that decided we needed a guild,” she explains, “and a place to get together and talk about pottery. At that time, it was like five or six of us. Then, through word of mouth, we had our first meeting and fifty people showed up. Presently, we’ve grown to over 100 members and we’re just amazed.” Thomas notes North Carolina’s rich history of pottery, particularly in the Piedmont and mountain areas. While Wilmington’s pottery core may not be as established, there are still well-known sculptors in the area, and the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild hopes to encourage and expand the medium. After a $15 membership due (which is used to create scholarships and provide studio space and supplies to members), artists can join and be part of all of the workshops, sponsored events and festivals the guild arranges. “The guild comprises of all ages over 18 and includes all different backgrounds,” Thomas continues. “There are professional artists, teachers, hobbyists—just a wide variety of people. Some live here in town, but, then again, we also have a lot of members who live in Brunswick and Pender counties—in towns like Jacksonville or Calabash, and even a few from South Carolina.”
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With the upcoming holiday show and sale, a host of events are slated, from the reception that takes place Friday evening, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., to the exhibit itself taking place Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Talents from artists like Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Don Johns, and Dina Wilde-Ramsing, among 30 other guild members, will be exhibited. If someone wants to add to a personal art collection and find affordable holiday gifts, this show is the perfect stop. Functional pieces including mugs, bowls, plates, and tiles, as well as sculptural and decorative items, will be sold. Plus, entry is free to the event. Artists who are a part of the show and sale will donate one of their pieces to the event raffle. The proceeds benefit community projects and Empty Bowls, an international grassroots organization that raises both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. “We’ve had a raffle every show and sale,” Thomas says proudly. “We’ve normally raised about $1,000 through the raffle, and we plan to reach it again or hopefully exceed it.” The holiday show will be this weekend at the Community Arts Center on 2nd and Orange, with an opening reception on Friday at 5 p.m. For more information or general inquiries, visit www.coastalcarolinaclayguild.org.
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2165 Wrightsville Ave (910) 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-7 p.m. www.artfuelinc.com
Artfuel.inc is a multimedia studio and art gallery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Dawson Street. Join us for our 29th art grand opening at our new location! Featuring art by Candy Pegram, Tammy Haraga, Realyn Oliver and Switch, and live music from the No Dollar Shoes, we will be open from 7-11pm on friday 11th of November. Come enjoy some good food, drinks and music....and maybe find some early xmas gifts to go home with!All are welcome.
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.
of North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of History, a.m.ong 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.
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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
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Modern Alchemy features 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
This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C., features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisan-crafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom fra.m.ing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee With the Author series are also offered on-site.
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS FrIdAy, NOvEMBEr 11
SUNdAy, NOvEMBEr 13
Volleyball vs Northeastern 7pm
Volleyball vs Hofstra 1pm
SEAHAWK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL BUS TRIPS
WEdNESdAy, NOvEMBEr 16Th AT NCSU TUESdAy, dECEMBEr 20Th AT dUKE
$50 per person per trip
Bus leaves from Trask Coliseum at 3:30 p.m. each day Reserve by November 8th for the NCSU trip & December 12 for the Duke Trip
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Downtown Wilmington’s Best Bang for Your Buck
Black Water Adventure • Autumn Escape • Eagles Island Cruise • Sunset Cruise • Captain’s Lazy Day Cruise
Featuring a different local musician every week
November 10th KYLE LINDLEY 6:30 p.m. - FREE
We will be staying at the dock, so come aboard, sit back and enjoy the music. Sunday November 13 • 2:30 - 4:30 - $25
Come on board and sample handcrafted,artisan wines from California. After the tasting you will have the opportunity to purchase the wines you enjoyed. Saturday November 20th • 2:30 - 4:30 - $25
Join Philip Gerard on board for a narrative discussion about the Cape Fear River & the role it has played and still does in the history,culture & economy of this area. PHILIP GERARD is an author and chairs the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington . His new book on the Cape Fear River is forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press. WINtER schEDulE: Tuesday - Saturday 1& 2 p.m. Eagles Island Cruise (50 minutes). Wednesday - Saturday 4 p.m. Best of Both Worlds (2 1/2 hours) Combines our Eco/History with our Sunset Cruise. Sunday - Captains Lazy Day Cruise
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Visit us on the Riverwalk! 212 S. Water Street
For a complete list of scheduled Tours, Excursions, and Fees, visit handicap accESSiblE
BAR ON BOARD WITH ALL ABC PERMITS
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hair. Rainbow Brite make-up. Shoulder pads. OK, maybe they were questionably great. Where I grew up, we held onto the ‘80s until at least 1993 (even now, it’s normal to see a frosted perm lingering in honky-tonks and bars). Sure, the
‘80s gave us an occasional assassination attempt on a president and a cold war, but it also presented us with the musical talents of R.E.M. and Don Dixon. That alone means we can’t complain too much. Don Dixon was a part of the “jangle pop” movement of the “me, me, me decade”— an American post-punk era that reveled in chiming guitars and pop melodies indicative of the ‘60s. He spent 13 years playing in the band called Arrogance based out of Chapel Hill, but around 1983, he met up with a little band outside of Athens, Georgia, to coproduce their breakthrough debut record. R.E.M.’s “Murmur” positioned itself on the Billboard charts at Number 36 but has continued inspiring music lovers and players beyond. Now, 28 years later, R.E.M. has announced their official breakup. Yet, Dixon still views his work with them among the most memorable projects he ever believed in. “I was working with my old friend Mitch Easter (Pavement, Suzanne Vega),” he remembers, “[and] we both knew they had something special from the start.” A successful musician himself, Dixon toured in Europe and America with hits like “Praying Mantis,” off of “Most of the Girls
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our disagreements, but he eventually realizes I’m always right, and everything is fine.” The two met while Jones sang for a band called Color Me Gone, and Dixon toured with her to promote her first solo album “Unsophisticated Time.” He then continued to produce her records until they married in 1988. Though Jones says she has slowed down considerably, playing with Dixon is an easy way to generate income for her other passion. “I have been spending most of my time painting in my studio for the last nine years,” she shares, “going out to play shows works out well because when I’m done for a while I can have a long period of time to focus on painting.” Yet, their latest tour together has helped her re-discover the joy that comes from playing music. In support of their new record, “Living in Stereo,” released last June, Dixon describes the album “a true set of duets.” It promises the fun pop-rock that he has been dedicated to mastering through-
out the entirety of his career. And if we’re lucky, he and his artist wife will stay out of “semi-retirement” for another project. When Jones gets the urge to create something musically, she says she tends to pick up a paint brush and forget about it. Dixon, however, doesn’t let her. He is ever resourceful and creative when it comes to producing a follow-up to their recent project—he’s already thinking ahead. “I’ve been writing and recording songs off and on for about a year with the title ‘Soul Butter & Hogwash’ in mind,” Dixon shares. “[Marti and I] are thinking about doing some sort of dueling release this time: five songs completely by me, five completely by her. It’s fun to think about.” The creative powerhouse plays the Soapbox Laundro-Lounge on Friday, November 11th at 8 p.m.-ish. Tickets bought in advance are $10 or $12 at the door. Go to www.soapboxlaundrolounge.com for more information; and visit www.martijonesdixon. com to check out the musician’s fun art.
HUSBAND/WIFE TEAM: Don Dixon and Marti Jones tour in support of their latest album of duets, “Living in Stereo.” They’ll be at the Soapbox Friday night. Courtesy photo.
Like to Dance,” and continued producing a plethora of work, from The Connells to Counting Crows to legends like Joe Cocker. He even ventured into acting, playing a role in the 2003 film “Camp” as an alcoholic director named Bert. “I still run into young people all the time that stop me to say how much ‘Camp’ meant to them when they were growing up,” he explains. Looking back on his accomplishments and several years of producing the work of varied artists, Dixon says he had more fun making wife Marti Jones’ first album than almost any other recording he has done. For more than a quarter century, the two have been together on and off the stage. Touring for some couples might seem nerve-racking at best, but for Dixon and Jones, it’s an opportunity. “We see each other so infrequently lately, that going on the road is rather like an extended date,” Jones explains. “We get along very well—always have. Oh, we have encore | november 9 - 15, 2011 | www.encorepub.com 31
BLACKBOARD SPECIALS LIVE MUSIC Oceanfront Terrace 7-10pm
Friday, November 11
OVERTYME Saturday, November 12
Friday, November 18
Saturday, November 19
MIKE O’DONNELL 1706 North Lumina Ave. (910) 256-2231 877-330-5050 • 910-256-2231
soundboard a preview of tunes all over town this week the t a lo F ’t n Do m! Mainstrea WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 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 gaRy allen’s acOustic Open Mic —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 acOustic Jazz pianO with JaMes JaRvis —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 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.; 772-2424
Nightly Food Specials starting at 5:00pm
EVERY WEEKDAY 5:00-7:00!
DJ Jay —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 KaRaOKe with DJ bRewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 steven cOMptOn —The River Rat, 1 S. Front St.; 763-1680
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ARMY: Onward, Soldiers will play Soapbox Laundro Lounge on Friday, November 11th with My Wonderful Machine and Summer Set as part of Cucalorus celebrations. Courtesy photo
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NIGHTLY SPECIALS MONDAY Pulled Pork Nachos $5 $2 Draft - $3 Well Drinks TUESDAY Eat Spot Burger $7 Bottle Beer $2 Domestic - $3 Imports & Micros WEDNESDAY Tacos $5 $4 Margaritas THURSDAY Ribeye Special $12 1/2 price bottle of wine FRIDAY Draft Day- $2- $3-$4-$5 SATURDAY Carolina Brews $3 SUNDAY Steak & Eggs $8 (all day) Bloody Mary – Mimosa $4
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live acOustic —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133
tRivia with paRty gRas DJ —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805
(corner of Front and Princess)
JeReMy nORRis —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464
DJ sweat —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
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DJ siR nicK blanD —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 benny hill —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,2560115 Open Mic night with sean geRaRD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 ROgeR etheRiDge & ROy haRpeR —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 DJbe eXtReMe KaRaOKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 live Jazz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910-5092026 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499
10X10 nORwOOD cheeK, unhOly tOngues, D+D sluggeRs —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
tOM shaRpe —J. Michael’s Philly Deli, Monkey Junction, 609 Piner Rd.; 332-5555
thuRSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
DJbe eXtReMe KaRaOKe —Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414
DJ lORD walRus —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 tRivia with DJ —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St., 763-1607 KaRaOKe —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 KaRaOKe with scOtt —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988
sea pans —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231
lightnin’ MalcOlM banD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 el Jaye JOhnsOn, secOnD FlOOR ballROOM —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KaRaOKe with DJ DaMOn —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172
Open Mic with JeReMy nORRis —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204
FiReDance & DRuMs @ DaRK, DJ Mit psytRance (11pM) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
MiKe O’DOnnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832
DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499
DJ battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551
live Jazz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910-5092026
FRieD lOt —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,2560115
Dueling pianOs —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133
the weRKs, bROaDcast —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
tOp 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301
visual sOunDwalls: FRactal FaRM —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
MegaFaun —Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St.; 538-2939
friday, NOVEMBEr 11 KaraoKe with ashley —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 Dueling Pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 DJ Dr. Jones —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 house/techno DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910-5092026 DJ Battle —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 live Music —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 KaraoKe —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
of light —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 DJ Dane Britt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219
Saturday, NOVEMBEr 12 DJ sir nicK BlanD —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 KaraoKe —Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910-3284090 DJ —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910-5092026 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 DJBe extreMe KaraoKe —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607
DJ Jay —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 KaraoKe with hellz Belle —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002
Benny hill anD frienDs —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 organist Dorothy PaPaDaKos —First Baptist Church, 411 Market St.; 763-2471
MONday, NOVEMBEr 14 steven coMPton —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 KaraoKe —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
artist syMPosiuM —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704
DJ Battle —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109
acoustic Jazz Piano with JaMes Jarvis —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091
DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872
DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499
house/techno DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301
Pengo with Beau gunn —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773
DJ willie stylez —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988
Bag of toys, noseriDers —Fat Tony’s, 131 North Front St.; 343-8881
Brett Johnson’s JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888
KaraoKe —Gilligan’s; N.C. Hwy. 50, Surf City 910-3284090
lynn anD the wave —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701
oPen Mic with Josh soloMon —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341
vatra gitana BellyDance showcase —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223
JiM QuicK anD the coastline BanD —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595
onwarD, solDiers; My wonDerful Machine; suMMer set —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 overtyMe —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 no Dollar $hoes —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 travis shallow —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 Marti Jones, Don Dixon —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Port city trio —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. Jazz with Benny hill —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 DJ P funK —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 every single lie —NC Tarheel Opry House, 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville; (910) 347-4731
MiKe Blair —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 ranDy McQuay —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 Dutch treet —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 siMPlifieD —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 MiDnite Brunch, Big al hall, rio Bravo —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ Dane Britt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219
SuNday, NOVEMBEr 13
BlinD leMon PleDge —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
oPen Mic night with JereMy norris anD Jason JacKson —Port City Theater, 127 Princess St.; 772-2424
MiKe Blair anD the stonewalls, John coMMon anD the BlinDing flashes
JaMes Jarvis —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
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
Perry sMith (Brunch 12-2) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773
DJ sweat —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
Bootleg Dynasty, the ashBy Brothers, Michael hicKMan anD al —Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center
100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832
DJ Battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551
DJBe extreMe KaraoKe —Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414
Dueling Pianos —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133
Dance Party with DJ P funK anD cheDr seleKt —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 oPen Mic night —Drifters Bar & Grill, 108 Walnut St.; 762-1704 KaraoKe with DJ @-hole —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872
DJ richterMeister —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
caPe fear Blues JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 the DeaD Phish Panic —Port City Theater, 127 Princess St.; 772-2424 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 —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 cary BenJaMin —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 sai collins —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,2560115 live acoustic —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 college night KaraoKe —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
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trivia night plus
live acoustic 11.11 FRIDAY
blind lemon pledge 11.12 SATURDAY
Landfall Center • 1331 Military Cutoff Rd
VISIT WWW.RUCKERJOHNS.COM FOR DAILY SPECIALS, MUSIC & EVENTS
tuESday, NOVEMBEr 15 KaraoKe with MiKe norris —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204
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Monday Nov. 7 Monday Nov. 28
LIVE TEAM TRIVIA 8PM - 10PM 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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Piano RecePtion —Holiday Inn Resort (oceanfront terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231
Wednesday, november 16
NFL SuNday TickeT 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
$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 $3.50 Margaritas TueSday-kidS eaT Free NighT $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts WedNeSday $3 Domestic Schooners $3.50 Margaritas 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
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 gaRy allen’s acoustic oPen Mic —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 acoustic Jazz Piano with JaMes JaRvis —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 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.; 772-2424 DJ Jay —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 KaRaoKe with DJ bRewtal —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 steven coMPton —The River Rat, 1 S. Front St.; 763-1680 DJ siR nicK blanD —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 gReg tRooPeR —Press 102, 102 S. 2nd St.; 399-4438 the swaggeRing gRowleRs —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
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Karaoke @ 9pm
Open Mic Stand-up 9pm
Fri. & SAT. NATIONAL HEADLINERS november 18-19
(Mixed Nuts Comedy Group Atlanta Radio Show Bum Fodder Chronicles )
All 36 drafts only $2.50 All day long!
Kate voegele, PaRachute, conoR Flynn —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJbe eXtReMe KaRaoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 live Jazz —Cameo 1900; 1900 Eastwood Rd.,910-5092026 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499
From Weeping Radish OBX to Rogue Dead Guy Ale
live acoustic —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133
And we still have Sam Adams Oktoberfest!
JeReMy noRRis —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464
$5 Monster Bombs
DoPaPoD, JahMan bRahMan —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
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255 N. FRONT STREET DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON WWW.THESOAPBOXLIVE.COM
Concerts outside of Southeastern NC
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE & AT THE SOAPBOX OFFICE OPEN DAILY NOON-2AM
910.251.8500 FOR MORE INFO
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 CUCALORUS 10 X 10 SHOWCASE ONWARD SOLDIERS, SUMMER SET MY WONDERFUL MACHINE DOORS: 10:00 $TBA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11
CUCALORUS KICKOFF PARTY
CUCALORUS VISUAL SOUNDWALLS
LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. Cabarrus strEEt, ralEigh, nC (919) 821-4111 11/10: Reckless Kelly, Micky & the Motorcars 11/11: Dieselboy, Bare 11/12: NC Beer and Band Festival: Old Habits, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Purple School Bus, House of Fools, The Morning After, Lizzy Ross Band 11/13: The Green, Giant Pand Guerilla, Dub Squad, Cas Haley 11/14: All Time Low, The Ready Set, He is We, Paradise Fears 11/15: Parachute, Kate Voegele, Conor Flynn 11/16: Of Mice & Men, Iwrestledabearonce, I See Stars, Abandon All Ships, That’s Outrageous AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 south tryon strEEt, CharlottE, nC (704) 377-6874 11/9: Hank III 11/10: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic 11/11: Scapegoat, The Demonstration, Action Louder than Words, Bruised but Not Broken 11/12: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Burn Halo, Seven Circle Sunrise, Beyond the Fade 11/16: Method Man, Curren$y, Big Krit, Smoke DZA, The Pricks THE ORANGE PEEL 101 biltmorE avEnuE, ashEvillE, nC (828) 225-5851 11/9: Medeski, Martin & Wood 11/11: All Time Low, The Ready Set, He is We, Paradise Fears 11/12: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe 11/13: Kate Voegele, Parachute, Conor Flynn 11/15: Kellie Pickler, Thompson Square, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney, Casey James 11/16: John Hiatt and The Combo
LIGHTNIN’ MALCOLM BAND
HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 hwy. 17 south, n. myrtlE bEaCh, sC (843) 272-3000 11/11: Los Lonely Boys 11/12: All Time Low, The Ready Set, He is We, Paradise Fears CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. main strEEt, Carrboro, nC (919) 967-9053 11/11: Saves the Day, Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, Transit 11/12: Bombadil, Jason Kutchma, Future Kings of Nowhere 11/13: Tinariwen, Sophie Hunger 11/14: Architecture in Helsinki, DOM, Lo Fi Fnk 11/15: Phantogram, Exitmusic 11/16: Breakestra THE FILLMORE 1000 sEaboard strEEt, CharlottE, nC (704) 549-5555 11/9: Marsha Ambrosius GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 w. lEE st., grEEnsboro, nC (336) 373-7400 11/15: Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Hatebreed, Rev Theory 11/16: Joe Bonamassa TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA 333 E. tradE st., CharlottE, nC (704) 688-9000 11/16: Taylor Swift ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 hwy. 17 s., n. myrtlE bEaCh, sC (843) 272-1111 11/13: Carolina Beach Music Awards
THOMPSON FOR TWO: Thompson Square, made up of husband-and-wife country duo Keifer and Shawna, will play the Orange Peel on November 15th with Kellie Pickler, among others. Courtesy photo.
WITH FRACTAL FARM DOORS: 9:00 $15 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10
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Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. BluewaterDining.com. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11am - 11pm; Sat & Sun 11am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ MUSIC: Music every Sun. in Summer ■ WEBSITE: bluewaterdining.com
Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, Seafood Ceviche & Conch Fritters to name a few. Larger Plates include Plancha grilled Painted Hills Steaks, Blackend Red Drum Filet, Charleston Crab Cakes, Tempura OBX Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen Trigger fish. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts from Alan DeLovely. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and Mon. Sat. 5pm-9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List
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Visit us in o and Racine the people RE O M D AN ES OUR CRÊP warm and f Drive cooked, fre 3810 Oleander Cafe. Serv 77 00 539 ) (910 cluding daily m co e. or andm K’s Cafe is www.ourcrepes chargrilled b Hamburger great choic Our Crepes and More are now serving breakfast at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. sandwich, s served on F to try downtown’s best kept secret for Sunday Brunch fromsandwich a BUFFALO WILD WINGS If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun 11am-3pm. You are welcome to dock your boat at the onlyhomemade for the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award dock’n’dine restaurant downtown, grab a trolley, or enjoy ourbrunch men winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus… free, front door parking (ask for pass!) Why satisfy when youchoices will salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen can indulge? Find the George on the Riverwalk at 128 Southand Eggs B TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a Water Street, 910-763-2052. Give K’s C HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tues. – Sat. 11am – 9 pm. wood Rd., U for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Enjoy Sunday Lunch and Brunch 11am – 3pm. or on our w ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or ■ SERVING Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. ■ FEATURING: Sunday Brunch / Wilmington’s only dock’n’dine WEEK restaurant. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. ■ NEIGHBO ■ WEBSITE: www.thegeorgerestaurant.com ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: Mon-Sat 11am■ FEATURI 2am and Sun 11am-2am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Live music every Friday and Saturday in the Summer ■ WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com
For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 5pm. Sat. at the farmers market. Thurs.- Sat. nights on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm – 3:00am.Fibbers on Sun. nights Until 3am. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD Downtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch time delivery downtown
THE GEORGE ON THE RIVERWALK
Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for complete sense indulgence. Watch the historic Cape Fear River unfold before you while you enjoy the best in Southern Coastal Cuisine. The menu combines elegance, creativity and diverse selection of steak, pasta, salad and fresh seafood, including the best Shrimp n’ Grits in town. Warm in the sun on the expansive outdoor deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious bar inside boasting extensive wine and martini lists along with weekday appetizer specials from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Don’t forget
“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter aWilmington’ world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heartper speciali and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s housevariety of specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of coursechocolates our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course,ing room is we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees includingor indulge i seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burg-back deck ers, sandwiches(Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And ifjellyfish. Re you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raiseany size. Lo a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public HouseDowntown boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court251-0433.
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7 Days a Week Mon-Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 am Thurs-Sun 11:30 PINE V am - 2:00 am Pine Valley ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop the Wilming ■ FEATURING: THE Best Rueben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specore’s Best cials, Outdoor Patio butcher. No ■ WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com panding the HENRY’S folks can e A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, aquaint and lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up Americanfreshest ing cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local ingre-joy the bes dients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed.with numero Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up togus burger t
30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at HenrysRestaurant.com for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. –Mon.11am10pm; Tues.- Fri.: 11am – 11pm; Sat.: 10am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Daily blackboard specials. ■ MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30pm ■ WEBSITE: www.henrysrestaurant.com.
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Oceans Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. (910) 256-2231. 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.Sat.. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ WEBSITE: www.holidayinn.com
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 homecooked, 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 and Sunday. 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 try...you won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 791-6995. Find us on Facebook or on our website, www.ks-cafe.net. ■ 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: www.littledipperfondue.com
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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.
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Mon.-Fri.10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSITE: www.pinevalleymarket.com
• 4 kinds of chowda served: • New England Clam Chowda • Manhattan Clam Chowda • "Down East" Clam Chowda • Roasted Poblano Chicken Corn Chowda
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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., 10am8:30pm; Thurs.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Dinner features begin at 5pm. (Closed Sundays) ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Midtown & North Wilmington ■ WEBSITE: www.temptationseverydaygourmet.com ■ FEATURING: An expanded dinner menu, at the Porter’s Neck location, which changes weekly.
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) 457-7017 (CLOSED FOR THE SEASON UNTIL EASTER WEEKEND); 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, (910) 458-5778; 1250 Western Blvd., Unit L-4 Jacksonville, (910) 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: www.trollystophotdogs.com
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Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews, Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake, made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 763-3035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sun.. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588) ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open for Lunch M-F 11-2:30; Dinner M-Th 5-9; F-Sa 5-10; Sun. 5-9. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown and North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Vegetarian/vegan options.
Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch Specials
HIRO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thurs. 4pm-10pm; Fri. and Sat. 4pm-10:30pm and Sun. 11am-10pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. ■ WEBSITE: hirojapanesesteakhouse.com/hibachi
INDOCHINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and
music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:
Tues.- Fri. 11am- 2pm; Sat. 12pm – 3pm for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5pm – 10pm for dinner. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Balinese dancer every Fri. night. ■ WEBSITE: www.indochinewilmington.com
FRENCH CAPRICE BISTRO
Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810. ■ SERVING DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 5:00 – 10pm.; Fri. and Sat., 5pm – Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Upstairs sofa bar serving cocktails and lighter fare. ■ WEBSITE: www.capricebistro.com
OUR CRÊPES & MORE
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
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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: www.ourcrepesandmore.com
INDIAN TANDOORI BITES
Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Thu 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri 11am-2pm, 5pm-11pm; Sat 11:30am2pm, 5pm-11pm; Sun 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine ($7.95 daily) ■ WEBSITE: www.tandooribites.net.
SLICE OF LIFE
“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 256-2229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT:
11:30am-3am, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, Downtown and Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: The largest tequila selection in Wilmington ■ WEBSITE: www.grabslice.com
SAN JUAN CAFE
is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11am – 10pm.; Fri. & Sat. 11am – 11pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials ■ WEBSITE: RomanellisRestaurant.com.
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:
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Mon.- Thurs. 11am. – 9:30am; Fri. 11am-10:30pm; Sat. 12pm-10:30pm Sun. 11:30am – 9:30pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons. ■ WEBSITE: www.giorgios-restaurant.com.
Open 10am-Midnight every day ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). ■ WEBSITE: www.epwilmington.com
1930 Castle Hayne Rd., Ste 5 (Corner of N 23rd St and Castle Hayne Rd. in Cape Fear Plaza) • (910) 392-3955 www.rmservicesandsales.com
pes, perfection is accomplished by combining the perfect cuisine and atmosphere for a dining experience that is not soon forgotten. With over 50 years of cooking experience under one roof, the smells of old-fashioned home cooking float through the air creating that comforting feeling of home-awayfrom-home! From old world style dishes to modern day creations, the menu showcases multiple flavors that will tempt the palate of the most discriminating connoisseurs. A Monkey Junction landmark for over 12 years! 5226 S College Rd.,Wilmington (910) 790-9954.
GIORGIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Giorgio’s is a locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Offering age-old traditions and timeless reci-
Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11am2:30pm and from 5-10pm. Closed Sunday. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Nightly specials ■ WEBSITE: www.sanjuancafenc.com
ORGANIC LOVEY’S MARKET
Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for Organic and Natural groceries and supplements, or a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, Hamburger or a Chicken Caesar Wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for take-out. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to ensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic Grass-Fed and Free-Range meats and poultry. Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free products are in stock regularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. Lovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Located
at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.Fri., 11am–6pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-6pm(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am7pm; Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-6pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. ■ WEBSITE: www.loveysmarket.com.
SEAFOOD DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR
Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE: www.dockstreetoysterbar.net
The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is ecofriendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. ■ FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. ■ MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.brunch. ■ WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com
Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality attibutes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Sugnature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-392-6313; hieronymusseafood.com ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Fireside oyster bar. ■ WEBSITE: www.hieronymusseafood.net
Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Familystyle to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. ■ WEBSITE: OceanicRestaurant.com
SOUTHERN CASEY’S BUFFET
In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/Soul Food and Buffet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” co-owner Gena Casey says. Gena and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits and homemade banana puddin’ are among a few of many other delectable items. 5559 Oleander Drive. (910) 798-2913. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 9pm and on Sundays from 11am to 8pm.Closed Mon. and Tuesdays. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING:For adventurous palates, pig’s feet and chitterlings.
SMALL PLATES THE FORTUNATE GLASS
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: fortunateglasswinebar.com
Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders, or the grilled Mahi-Mahi served atop a bed of spicy rice. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. and $5 cheese pizzas after 10 p.m., both Mon.-Fri. ■ MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm ■ WEBSITE: foxandhound.com
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 Thurs., Fri., and Sat.
nights. and 1/2 priced select appetizers M-TH 4-7pm
■ WEBSITE: www.hellskitchenbar.com
SPORTS BAR CAROLINA ALE HOUSE
Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sports-themed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD
projector TVs in Wilmington.
■ WEBSITE: CarolinaAleHouse.com
FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE
Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered
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Minnie Evans Art Center, located near Ashley High School Tree Showing: 10am • Tickets $10
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FLASHBACK TO THE
Wilmington Convention Center
A juried art and craft show consisting of outstanding artists and craftsmen from Wilmington and around the country.
80s Party Tuesday, Nov. 15 • 8pm -12am Live comedic performances and DJ! Appetizers included in ticket purchase! N.Y. Pasta House 130 North Front St. Price: $17.50
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Jamaica’s Comfort Zone 417 S. College Road, Unit #24 21 and over
november 10-12, 18-19, & 24-26 aT 8pm and november 13, 20, & 27 aT 5pm
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538-6223 or visit
Saturday, Dec. 3
Saturday, Dec. 3
November 26 & 27
Cape Fear Festival of Trees
The Riverfront Farmers’ Market is a curbside market featuring local farmers, producers, artists & crafters. • Fruits • Vegetables • Plants • Herbs • Flowers • Eggs • Cheeses • Meats
Cape Fear Festival of Trees & Nutcracker Ballet
8pm Show | Doors 7pm | Admission: $8/$10
255 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 • 910-251-7881
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A BEAUTIFUL STORY ON FILM? 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.
Covering the Arts, Theater, Music, Festivals, Dance & more in Southeastern N.C. StarNewsOnline.com/theWAE
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orite authors. When he wrote, he utilized and mirrored real places and aspects of historical importance. By doing so, he made his tales more than just enjoyable but highly relatable in every aspect of one’s life. Different from my husband, who enjoys science-fiction to escape reality, realistic fiction places that which we hate to confront in our faces. It challenges us to grasp the importance of differing moral and ethical behaviors. Now, Wilmington author and resident Michael J. Maccalupo focuses on the genre in his debut novel “Where the Road Begins.” “A writer should write about what they know,” Maccalupo says, “and I know about growing up in Buffalo in the ‘50s and ‘60s. I took real situations and real people and put things together into a story.” Narrated mostly by his main character, Hap Pozner, “Where the Road Begins” is a tale about friendship, deception, and the joy and pain of childhood. Most of all, it is about the two choices in life that everyone must consider when it comes to surviving: fight or flight. Taking place in South Buffalo, New York, iconic backdrops appear, such as Cazenovia Park
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and Chautauqua Lake—known internationally by artists, writers and musicians alike. The message brings to the forefront a lesson so many of us need to be reminded of: We really don’t know someone until we know their past. Perfect for the current season engulfed in giving, Maccalupo’s novel represents hope and promise. As the author points out, these two virtues are integral to overcome tragedies many are forced to deal with and confront this time of year. Unique to his work, there are no secondary characters, and Maccalupo mixes poetry with prose in his series. “I’ve always wanted to be a writer,” he says. “I’ve written things over the years including some poetry and ghost writing.” Hesitant to give too much away about his new upcoming edition, Maccalupo reveals the setting takes place in Wilmington, with more cross relationships and new addicting characters. “I wanted the second in the series to take place in Wilmington, because I know a lot about it—the terrain, the people and the places,” he explains. “I’d like the reader to look at (my novels) and say, ‘Our lives may be different, but we have a lot of commonalities.’ There’s universality to life for a great many of people.” Though knowing Wilmington inside and out isn’t completely necessary, the read alludes to the underlying notion that these issues are about every
town, every boy and every girl. “No one escapes tragedy in life,” Maccalupo says. “Even if it appears they have everything going for them. In the process of writing this, I think I’ve learned this lesson even more. That’s one of the things that this book can do is help many realize this. Sometimes in our modern day people can’t find this hope. Optimism is dead or dying, but I aimed to have my book bring an optimistic viewpoint to life.” Once an English and writing instructor at Campbell University located on Camp Lejeune, Maccalupo married passion with education. In the end, it has helped him continue to push his own boundaries of creative writing. “I taught the Marines and their families, and the airmen from Cherry Point, and the sailors, too,” he says. “Teaching writing and literature helped me appreciate a variety of literature I had not previously looked at, and it helped me become a better editor. I will always challenge myself as a writer and blend reality with fiction for my readers.” Join Maccalupo Thursday, November 10th, at 7 p.m., for a signing and reading at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington and follow him at www. mjmaccalupo.com.
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game on! Public library hosts a day of family fun
t’s a sImple fact that no matter how
cool, stoic or otherwise disinclined a person is in having fun, there is a game out in the world tailormade to his or her tastes. That game could involve rolling dice, piecing together a fractured portrait of Elvis, guiding a little green frog through relentless highway traffic, or dancing embarrassingly in front of a television in the living room because of a high score. Whether an individual leans toward new school or old school in the world of gaming is immaterial when compared to the extreme variety available. This November, the New Hanover County Public Library intends to give folks a taste of that variety with their second annual National Gaming Day event. For four years now, the American Library Association has celebrated National Gaming Day. In the last year alone, over 12,000 libraries participated with more than 20,000 participants across the country. This year it promises to be bigger, better and more fun, with games, prizes and good times—all for free!
n by Zach McKeow Day g in National Gam ar braryy NNHHCCPu PublblicicLiLibr reet 201 Chestnut St 4 p.m. 11/12, 1 p.m. Free “We’re all about not charging,” Public Services Librarian Dorothy Hodder says. “Public libraries are a shared resource that work on trust, and we don’t charge for things. Unless they don’t bring books back.” Likewise, Reference Librarian and Event Organizer Susan Wood is a fan of all things free. Through hard work and the generous nature of event sponsors such as GameStop, Game Giant, Cape Fear Games and Memory Lane Comics, she has pieced together a host of tabletop and laptop games. “It’s a little bit of everything,” Wood notes. “It’s board games and video games, and then more interactive games for little kids,
like bean-bag toss, and a duct tape maze on the ground to crawl through.” Wood has gathered a desirable assortment of prizes, too, including gift certificates from area merchants and sponsors like Cape Fear Games and Game Giant. “GameStop is giving a refurbished Wii and a refurbished DSI,” Wood includes, “and the children’s library gave a couple of passes.” People will be winning prizes through a random drawing, too. Thus, relying entirely on the hardcore skills of gaming veterans isn’t of importance to win. A secondary goal of hosting National Gaming Day is to attract as many new faces as possible to the public library. Rest assured, the myth of a library being an antiquated reliquary full of dusty tomes and graveyard silence is just that—a point proven through the library’s attitude toward technology and the inclusion of video games in the festivities. “Video games are technology,” Wood says. “A new form of technology—which libraries have always been a part of (the latest technology). And it’s also stories told on a different format. Most games are just a different way to tell a story, and there are all 44 encore | november 9 - 15, 2011 | www.encorepub.com
kinds of literacy skills that kids do learn when they’re using games.” National Gaming Day will include explorations on the Xbox Kinect, PS3 Move and Wii, as well as participation in a national Frogger tournament to celebrate 30 years of daring maneuvers between busy highway traffic. Overall, games will be focused more on health and family friendliness as opposed to violence. Including modern video games in the roster will ideally attract an entire other portion of the public in addition to library regulars, too, according to staff. “It opens their minds,” Wood notes. “When they get here they’ll find out, ‘Oh, we didn’t know you could check out movies. We didn’t know you had audio books. We didn’t know you could check out a Nook.’ Then they’ll learn about these other things along with [the games we offer.]” In a time where financial concerns are so vitally important to both families and government at large, it’s refreshing to see a number of different elements, from businesses to regular volunteers and donors, come together to host a free event for adults and children alike. “I want people to know that there really will be things for all ages,” Wood adds. “We’ll have puzzles if people just want to sit down somewhere and put [one] together.” A number of individual, dedicated gaming rooms will be open to attendees with Monopoly and even detailed historical war gaming offered. Additionally, tables will be set up so gamers can bring their own personal favorites to share. For more information on the event, including reservations to host a game room next year, call or visit the New Hanover County Public Library website, www.nhclibrary.org. Parking for National Gaming Day will be located in the parking deck adjacent to the library and will be free for the entire day.
Style Girl honors 25 year anniversary of David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’
ith the onslaught of
Velvet” celebrations taking place throughout the area, it only makes sense for Style Girl Jess James to jump onboard and reveal some modern updates of the saucy looks characters like Isabella Rossellini wore during the filming of the movie. As part of Week of WOW at Lumina Station, taking place November 9th through 12th, which will feature workshops, art exhibits, trunk shows, cooking classes and the like, James will be hosting a “She Wore Blue Velvet” fashion show in a tent on Lumina’s grounds, underneath the stars on Friday evening. “Week of WOW is a concept founded by the owners of Paysage, [home furnishings and interior designs],” James says. “For the past several years, they have hosted events, luncheons and parties during WOW. This is the first year [it] has become an all-encompassing Lumina Station event, encouraging the involvement of all the boutiques, restaurants and salons.” When she realized WOW would fall during Cucalorus 17 and the “Blue Velvet” 25 year celebratory events, James wanted to crosspromote downtown and the beach altogether. Since she had already dabbled in the creative revival of “Blue Velvet” wares, thanks to her time spent writing for the StarNews, the pairing made perfect sense. “Five years ago, I styled the ‘We Wear Blue Velvet’ fashion issue for ‘Blue Velvet’’s 20-year anniversary under the direction of [features editor] John Staton,” James says. “We had the opportunity to recreate a lot of the scenes from the film using the exact locations—inside one of the apartments at Carolina Apartments, in the private home in Sunset Park, used as Sandy Williams’ house in the film, and as another tie-in, we also shot at City Stage inside the Masonic [Temple] Building, which was owned by Dennis Hopper [who played Frank Booth in David Lynch’s film].” She was able to tap into the psychotic, strange world the film revels in and became connected to its characters more fully. Though she admits the film isn’t necessarily driven by high-end design, it isn’t without its own groove of style. “The costuming is not particularly styledriven,” James confirms, “but each of the characters dress distinctively. For instance, Sandy Williams wears a shade of baby pink in almost every scene in the film.” She will pull from the characters’ signature mien thanks to local models ready to channel the famed cast. She has around a dozen
by Shea Carver Velvet’ Fashion ‘She Wore Blue Station Show • Lumina • $25-$45 11/11, 7 p.m. tion.com/wow www.luminasta
stylegirljessjames.com. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. A VIP ticket, with premier seating and champagne service, go for $45. Tickets are available at www.luminastation.com/wow.
“sexy sirens” channeling Isabella Rossellini’s Dorothy Vallens, with even more bringing to light the “sweet and feminine” innocence of Sandy, and quite a few guys ready to transform into Kyle MacLachlan’s Jeffrey Beaumont and Dennis Hopper’s rockabilly swagger of the kooky Frank Booth. The clothes featured will be pulled from local boutiques Island Passage, Ziabird, Monkee’’s, Beanie + Cecil, Gentlemen’s Corner, Airlie Moon, along with He and Me Apparel, Adore Designs and James’ own Style Girl Collection, all vendors from Lumina’s Tickled Pink. To top off the celebrations and the Week of WOW, two charities will benefit from the proceeds: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Carousel Center. The host of the evening will be Foz, the DJ from Z107.5’s “Foz in the Morning.” Also, there will be live makeovers, with the transformations revealed on the runway and even raffle prizes awarded. They include a 3.1 Phillip Lim Lynus Mini Envelope Handbag (value: $595) from Beanie + Cecil and Vera Wang Lavender Eldora Suede Wedge Boots (value: $495) from Monkee’s. Winners must be present to win and will be announced after the fashion show. James encourages attendees to flock to the event dressed as their favorite “Blue Velvet” characters, or come donned in plush velvet digs—whichever one prefers. “I featured several velvet pieces I found locally in last Friday’s Fashion Fix,” she notes. Folks can get a few tips at www. encore | november 9 - 15, 2011 | www.encorepub.com 45
events POWER BREAKFAST SERIES Power Breakfast Series: A Beautiful Story on Film, Wed., 11/9, 7:30am-10am. Day before Cucalorus starts, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal will host a Power Breakfast discussion on the local film industry. 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. Panel includes: Tim Bourne – Executive Producer, “The Blind Side”, Footloose” and “Big”; Dan Brawley – Director, Cucalorus Film Festival; Greg Prange – Producer, “One Tree Hill” and “Dawson’s Creek”; Aaron Syrett – Director, North Carolina Film Office; and Bill Vassar, Executive Vice President, EUE Screen Gems Studios. Reg: www.wilmingtonbiz.com. 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, 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
11/9: POWER BREAKFAST As the 17th annual Cucalorus Film Festival gets underway, it’s only appropriate that the “Greater Wilmington Business Journal”’s Power Breakfast Series covers “A Beautiful Story on Film.” It will feature key players in our local industry, including Cucalorus director Dan Brawley, Screen Gems VP Bill Vassar, ‘One Tree Hill’ producer Greg Prange and others. From 7:30 to 10 a.m., the breakfast takes place at the convention center; tickets are $35. www.wilmingtonbiz.com 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. • 11/10, 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: see page 45. www. luminastation.com/wow JUGGLING GYPSY Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St. www.jugglinggypsy.com. Schedule:11/10: Firedancers and Drum Circle, w/DJ. • 11/11: Belly dance Showcase, w/Vatra Gitana • 11/14: Monday Multime-
dia Open Mic • 11/17: Firedancers and Drum Circle, w/DJ. • 11/21: Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, every Third Monday.
will be held at Elderhaus PACE, 2222 S. 17th Str. Free. Holly Henderson: (910) 395-4554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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) 2644915 or email@example.com.
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. www.greenbabybiz.com/ benettafit
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: 8:3012:30 or afternoon 1:30-5:30 pm. RSVP/payment by 11/10. $45/$35 for Friends of the Battleship or active military. 910-251-5797. www.battleshipnc.com HOLIDAY FEST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 910-2622436 or email@example.com. NATIONAL GAMING DAY See page 44. 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
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UNCW COLLEGE DAY Individuals in the community can be a student for a day at the 10th annual UNCW College Day, 8am3pm, 11/12, Warwick Center . Classes from every discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences will be offered, including history, communication studies, creative writing, philosophy and religion, music, science and psychology.Registration is $35 for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members and $45 for non-members. Breakfast, lunch and four classes taught by UNCW faculty included. http://uncw.edu/olli/. OCCUPY WILMINGTON Wilmington and surrounding areas-join us for a Call to Action March on Sat, Nov 12th, which will lead to our Occupy Wilmington encampment site. Meet up for the march is on the steps of the Federal building,on the Riverfront(Water St), downtown Wilmington, November 12th at 2pm. You do not have to participate in the encampment to participate in the march. www. occupywilmingtonnc.org WRITER’S WEEK Writers Week, 11/14-18, will bring together visiting writers of local and national interest, publishing professionals, UNCW students and members of the public with an interest in literature. The symposium will include workshops, panels, readings and manuscript conferences. Visiting authors and editors include: keynote speaker Steve Almond, who will read from his work on the 17 in Lumina Theatre, 7pm, along w/Margaret Bauer, Earl S. Braggs, Carol Ann Fitzgerald, Tom Grimes, Melissa Range, Leslie Rubinkowski, Marc Smirnoff and more. Free and open to public; receptionssponsored by the department and book signings sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow readings.www.uncw.edu/writers. ARTISAN CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE Artisan Christmas Show and Sale: 11/18, 4-8pm; or 11/19, 10am-4pm. Howell Hall at Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3902 Market St. Enjoy a cup of hot cider, munchies and music while shopping with local crafters in a delightful holiday atmosphere. THALIAN HALL MAIN ATTRACTIONS SERIES Thalian Hall Main Attractions Series. Schedule: 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. www.rr.com www.ThalianHall.org Box Office 910632-2285; 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 538-6677.
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!
ISLAND OF LIGHTS CELEBRATION 11/25, 7pm: The light up ceremony officially begins the month long Island ofLights Festival. The brief opening ceremony, prior to the actual lighting, will feature the President of The Island of Lights committee, Pleasure Island Mayors, and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard and display the Flag for the singing of the National Anthem. Families can walk one mile around the lake to view the beautiful lighted displays. Santa will visit the celebration and free cocoa and cookies will be served beforehand. www.islandoflights.org
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON Bargain Box 4th Annual Holiday Luncheon, Kathy Vezzetti: 910-362-0603 or email@example.com. “An American Original: Eleanor Roosevelt,” Sat., 11/19, 10:30am-1pm. “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. Tckets: $35. www.bargainboxilm.org.
OLD-SCHOOL SOCK HOP 11/25, 8pm: Celebrate the hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s at the Sock Hop at Williston Middle School gymnasium, South 11th St. Wear your favorite era outfit and trip the light fantastic with your best swing dance. Great prizes and special momentos awarded. Tickets: $10/person. 910-762-1088 or 910-7628285 for further information. Benefit sponsored by the Williston Alumni Assoc. Inc. Barbara E. Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org ENCHANTED AIRLIE 11/25-12/21: Enchanted Airlie will present its spectacular LEGO display, featuring more than 250,000 LEGO bricks. The gardens look to place an exclamation point on the entire experience by rolling out LEGO trains constructed by Airlie LEGO campers. Also showcases a Poinsettia Paradise with more than 400 holiday plants; an elaborate setting of more than 300,000 festive lights; live musical entertainment; three massive model train exhibits and a meet and greet with Santa. Complimentary coffee by Port City Java and concessions including hot chocolate, popcorn and cookies from the folks at David’s Deli and delicious wine from Noni Bacca Winery. Dates: 11/25 and 26, 12/1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and 19-21 in two time slots: 5-7pm and 7-9pm. Tickets: (910) 7987700, airliegardens.org. NC HOLIDAY FLOTILLA 11/25-26: Celebrating its 28th year, the NC Holiday Flotilla is a Wrightsville Beach tradition that kicks off the holiday season the weekend after Thanksgiving. On Friday night (5:45pm) the island’s official Christmas tree is lit, followed by visits with Santa at Town Hall. At 7pm, there’s an Anchor’s Away Launch Party at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort with music by The Central Park Band (admission charge). On Saturday, a full day of entertainment begins with a free Festival in the Park from 10am-4pm at Wrightsville Beach Park featuring arts and crafts vendors, a classic car show, kids’ activities, food, music, inflatable amusements and the Arab Shrine Club’s choo-choo train. Then, at 6pm, the main attraction—the holiday flotilla—gets underway along Banks Channel, begin-
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FARMERS’ MARKETS Weekly Farmers’ Markets feat. plant, food and crafts vendors;: Riverfront Farmer’s Market Sat., Downtown Wilmington, Water St., 8am-1pm. April-Dec. www.wilmingtonfarmers.com • Poplar Grove Plantation Farmer’s Market Wed., 10200 US 17 N., Wilmington, through 12/14. Live music w/Cindy Rhodes; Pender County Master Gardeners clinic 2nd Wed/ ea. month. UNCW PRESENTS UNCW Presents Arts in Action Series. Subscriptions are on sale now through Kenan Box Office at 962-3500 and online, www.etix.com. Shows at Kenan Auditorium unless otherwise noted. www.uncw. edu/presents. Schedule: 11/29, 8pm: Carolina Chocolate Drops. Co-presented by Upperman African American Cultural Center
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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. CARS VS. CANCER Cars vs Cancer presents the first annual Poker Run. Meet at 9am at Leland AutoZone, 10/22. 50/50: Half to Best Poker Hand and Half to The American Cancer Society! Door prizes at each stop where you pick up each card for your Poker hand. Starts at Leland AutoZone, cruise to Market Street location, then to Monkey Junction location, then to Carolina Beach and return to the Leland location for final card. $10/person. 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: 252321-8227. www.Give2thetroops.org ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR Wed., 5-6:30pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 5725 Oleander Dr., F1-1, in Oleander Oaks. 100 percent
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theatre/auditions THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK See page 22. UNCW THEATRE DEPT See page 24. 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 7:30pm 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 www.playhouse211.com. www.brunswicklittletheatre.com.
Thalian Association presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music. The production, directed and choreographed by Debra Gillingham with music direction by Jonathan Barber, runs 12/8-18 at historic Thalian Hall. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed, Austrian naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. “My Favorite Things,” Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and more.; Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm, and Sun at 3pm. $25 with senior, student and group discounts. 910-6322285 or etix.com.
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Brunswick Little Theatre will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park at Playhouse 211, 4-6pm, Sun., 12/11, 7-9pm, 11/12. Playhouse 211 is on Hwy 211 across from BEMC. Small cast play with five characters. The parts are all open for audition. Corie Bratter; early 20’s and newly married to Paul, is young, vivacious, a free spirit, loves life, and wants FOR COLORED GIRLS... the whole world to come along with her. Paul Bratter; “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide also in his early 20’s and husband to Corie, is a rather When the Rainbow is Enuf” again this year but with a straight-laced, practical, up and coming lawyer, who few new twists that will make audiences rethink their loves Corie dearly and tries to go along with her wild perceptions of the story and characters, according schemes. Ethel Banks; in her 40’s, is Corie’s mother. to director Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith. Showing at She is a well-off, widowed suburbanite, belongs to UNCW’s Lumina Theater at 7pm, Thurs/Fri., 11/10the right clubs, and tries to understand her daugh11; 3pm Sun. matinee, 11/13. Written by Ntozake ter’s wild behavior. Victor Velasco, also in his 40’s, Shange in 1975, “For Colored Girls” features poloves the ladies, refuses to grow old and act his age, ems that reveal the everyday realities of black womand, like Corie, likes life and lives it fully. The ages en, all presented as different colors of the rainbow of these four are what you have to portray, not necwhile dancing, moving and singing. Cast includes: essarily your real age. Harry Pepper; a minor role, Saundra McClammy, Char Bel, Brenda Williams, is a good-hearted telephone repairman who likes to give advice to “help out”. Cold reading of scenes in the play; we will supply the scripts and give you some time to read over the scenes before auditioning. Paul Bertelsen Brown Coat Pub and Theatre opens its fall performance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Stephen Belber’s “Tape.” The story takes place in the grips of its characters’ past, when a drug dealer visits a filmmaking friend, and there guy’s weekend takes on a more adverse outlook. Directed by Nick Smith, and starring Shane Bates, Kevin Wilson and Susan Auten, the show opens the 10th at 8 p.m. and runs nightly through the 12th, with a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. on the 13th. Tickets are $8 to $15. 111 Grace Street.
Charlon Turner and Regina McLeod. Tammy Emeka is the play’s co-director and stage manager, and Ron Dortch is acting coach. ALL THE TIMING “All in the Timing,” 11/18-20, Thalian Hall Studio Theatre. Latest theatre offering from Cape Fear Community College, consisting of four funny comedies all linked through the theme of time. Playwright David Ives, a John Gassner Playwriting Award winner, takes the audience on an all-encompassing roller coaster of excitement and exploration. Directed By Theater Adjunct Nick Basta. Tickets: $5 for students and $8 for general public. Shows 8pm Fri; 2pm Sat; and 7pm Sun. (910) 632-2241. 310 Chestnut St. CITY STAGE Santaland Diaries (Back by poplular demand, starring Zach Hanner): 11/25-27, 12/2-4 & 9-11 • The Full Monty, playing at Thalian Hall. Special New Year’s Eve Gala. 12/29-1/1, 5-8 and 12-15. • Debbie Does Dallas, 1/12-15, 20-22, 27-29 and 2/3-5 • Spring Awakening, 2/16-19, 24-26, 3/2-4 and 9-11 • Next to Normal, 3/22-25, 30-4/1, 4/6-8 & 13-15. Tickets: $18-$22. City Stage: (910) 262-0490 or www.citystagenc.com THE SOUND OF MUSIC
TAPE 11/10-13, 18-20 and 25-26, 8pm; Sun., 5pm: Stephen Belber’s Tape at the Brown Coat Pub & Theatre! Directed by Nick Smith and starring Shane Bates, Kevin Wilson and Susan Auten in a gripping portrait of two friends caught in the grip of a secret from their past. Vince (Bates) is a deadbeat drug dealer (and volunteer firefighter), up in Michigan visiting his friend Jon (Wilson), a filmmaker with his first project appearing in the Lansing Film Festival. While Jon is expecting a guy’s weekend with his high school friend, Vince has something more sinister planned—confronting Jon about a dark secret involving Amy (Auten), Vince’s high school girlfriend. November 10th and runs November 10th-13th, 18th-20th, and 25th-26th. Tickets are $15 general admission and $8 for students. www. browncoattheatre.com. 341-0001. 111 Grace St.
comedy club at end of 6-wk. classes. Ages 16 and up. 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 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. www.gregtrooper.com • Kyle Lindley at The Reel Café, Second Floor Ballroom, 12/8, 7:30pm. Also performing shorter sets: Kim Dicso, Fortch, Mike O’Donnell, Greg McDowell, Christopher DiBfijani, TBA. • Fingerstyle guitar champion Richard Smith and cellist Julie Adams, PRESS 102, Veranda Ballroom, 102 S. Second Street, 1/18, 7pm $15, GA. Full bar and dinner menu available. Purchase your tickets at www.WilmingtonTickets.com. www.stonesoupconcerts.com THE GREAT PRETENDERS 11/18, 8pm-12am: A Oneville Productions Variety Show featuring Marty-The-Party, singing oldies but goodies , and Nato, singing Michael Jackson. Joining them will be other talented individuals discovered right here in Wilmington, Sunshine singing hits by Aretha Franklin and Etta James. On the musical instruments will be Eclectik Soulz. Tickets are $15 may be purchased at VFW. Free buffet and cash bar. 516306-3022 or 910-612-2903. VFW 2722 Carolina Beach Rd. • 11/19, 7:30pm at Magnolia Greens: A Oneville Productions Variety Show featuring MartyThe-Party, singing oldies but goodies , and Nato, singing Michael Jackson. Joining them will be The Singing Dom, doing Elton John and Billy Joel like no other and Dollie’s Daughter and her beautiful country singing. RSVP: 383-0996 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. www.capefearchorale.org.
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ARIES (21 March – 20 April) Not a good time to make firm decisions regarding relationships or business matters; your emotions are on a ride making this a good time to think about what you really want. TAURUS (21 April – 20 May) Playing hooky has never been so tempting! With the temperament at home a bit testy and work bringing boring times you want to just break free from normal routine. GEMINI (21 May – 20 June) Devotion and selflessness bring good things to you, even if you can’t see it right away. Love relationships are energized and if unattached, this could be the time when you meet that special someone. CANCER (21 June – 21 July) Personal Issues make your work world harder to manage; fortunately work relationships are on an easy level. Cheerfulness comes easy, making you more popular than before. LEO (22 July – 22 August) Both passionate and expressive, this is an excellent time for your sex life! If you are not involved or inclined, applying that energy and focus on other projects will bring dazzling results. VIRGO (23 August – 22 September) Your last nerve has been located! Everyone and everything is determined to stand on it but physical activity will alleviate the frustration. On the work front, don’t let gossip dictate your actions. LIBRA (9/24 – 10/23) Time is short and it is difficult to get time with family and loved ones; the extra effort will make such an enormous difference that you are advised to make it happen. SCORPIO (23 Oct. – 21 November) Letting others decide your next move is not an option for you. Taking charge is your method and as long as it works for you, stick with it!
comedy NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Tickets; $8/$10. Schedule: 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 @ www.nuttstreet.com or www.wilmingtontickets.com. • 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. • Stand Up Comedy workshops: Learn the art from the stage of Wilmington’s only full time comedy club. A beginners/intermediate class formed every 6 wks, covering basics, incl. public speaking and a comedy showcase in a professional
HOLIDAY POPS Nov 27, 3pm, w/Grant Llewellyn, Music Director. Northside High School Auditorium, Jacksonville, NC • Dec 13, 8pm w/William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor Kenan Auditorium, UNCW. Honoring the
SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov. – 21 Dec.) Getting to know a friend on a whole different level brings more joy than you would have imagined. Giving a little more of yourself results in a warm fuzzy feeling that just won’t stop. CAPRICORN (22 Dec. – 20 Jan.) Tolerance is easier than usua, making an open mind much easier. Dissenting opinions are welcomed; A time of waking up and seeing the world. AQUARIUS (21 Jan. – 19 February) Working smarter not harder is your new motto! Finding ways to make money with your brain is your goal and this is the time to do it. Using others for gain may be difficult not to do. PISCES (20 February – 20 March Not enough time and too much on the to-do list make for a hectic week. Just breathe and tackle that list one thing at a time. Plentiful smiles will help smooth your way!
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season with familiar winter melodies: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “O Holy Night,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Silver Bells” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).” Tickets: $38-$53. www.ncsymphony.org MUSIC INSTRUCTION Music instruction at Modern Music with Lucian Rowland, who has 20 years experience as a professional recording and performing musician. Private lessons available for guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass. (910) 508-1111 or email@example.com.
NOW! 4TH FRIDAY PARTICIPANTS Downtown’s Fourth Friday Gallery Night welcomes folks on a self-guided tour through galleries and exhibition spaces, wherein new artwork hangs the fourth Friay of every month. Participants keep their doors open longer into the evening and welcome artists to share in a reception with the public. To participate in the 2012 series, contact Steven Gibbs with Art Soup at (910) 620-2047. Nominal fee charged for advertising and spreading the word to the public.
CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm. Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711. 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. www.surfertango.com 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
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Served between 11:30am & 2:30pm In addition to Le Catalan Classics! 224 S. Water Street 910-815-0200 www.lecatalan.com
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
art/exhibits 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: Bredtulipstudio@gmail.com 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. 910-9627972 or www.uncw.edu/presents. 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 Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org HERE TO THERE AND BACK AGAIN 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. New works such as “As the CrowFlies” are included and consists of sixteen, 11 inch square recycled metal ceiling tiles painted and collaged. 621N4TH Gallery. 621 North 4th St. Hangs through December CCC GUILD HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE See page 27.
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FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT As we begin organizing the 2012 series of Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, we are searching for any and all galleries, studios and art spaces in the downtown Wilmington area that would like to be involved in this monthly event. Simply agree to open your doors to the public on the fourth Friday of every month, 6-9pm. If you have something else you’d need to take of on a certain month, simply close the door and post a sign. Participation includes a nominal, one time fee, of which has been consistently low each year. Business is added to all posters and 10,000 maps/ brochures distributed throughout the year. Print and radio advertisements included. Fourth Fridays are free self-guided tours, taking place monthly, where local galleries and studios open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Steven Gibbs: 910-620-2047. info@ art-soup.org. BEN KEYS 11/11, 3:30pm: Ben Keys Painting Demo at Spectrum Art & Jewelry, 3:30-5:30pm. Ben is a local studio and plein air painter who studied at The Art Institute of Chicago. He prefers to paint outdoors and focuses his subject matter on local spots, but his coastal scenes can be appreciated by locals and vacationers alike. His paintings embody the peaceful and relaxed coastal lifestyle we all love about Wilmington. • Open House: 11/11, 5-7pm. Evening of art, wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music with Galen. Ourfeatured artist, painter Ben Keys, will be available to talk to youabout his new work! 1125-H Military Cutoff Rd. 910-256-2323 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. www.WilmingtonArtShow.com PASSIONATE ILLUMINATIONS Passionate Illuminations (aka Hot Flashes!) takes place 11/26-12/8 at Acme Art Studios, featuring the works of MJ Cunningham and K Wolf Webb. Opening reception: 11/25, 6-9pm. 711 N. 5th St. (910) 796-9633. 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” (www.nccivilwar150.com). Onslow County Public Library will host the exhibit through 11/29, 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. 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 (cash on day of show). Goodwill sponsorship and advertis-
ing opportunities for your business or organization. Sponsor a local artist in need by covering their booth fee and watch as the goodwill spreads. http://www. thelastminuteartshow.com 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 • email@example.com. 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737, www.bottegagallery.com. 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 pre-screen “It’s a Strange World...the filming of Blue Velvet “ (incomplete). 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. 910-7631197, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theprojekte. 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 kitchenbuilding and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570. 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 910798-4362. • 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. www.capefearmuseum.com. NC AQUARIUM 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 ecosystems. • Events: Aquarist Apprentice, Behind the Scenes Tour, Breakfast with the Fishes, Mommy and Me, Canoeing the Salt Marsh and more! Pre-reg. classes. www.ncaquariums.com. 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. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. wbmuseum.com. (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.wrrm.org. 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. 7620492. www.latimerhouse.org CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM Cool down in front of “Anaconda Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even touch rare animals assembled from all over the planet in beautiful simulations of their natural environments. Meet colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11am-6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 762-1669 or www.capefearserpentarium.com. BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (18211907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation
of Wilmington. Now a museum, itfocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. www.bellamymansion.org. 503 Market St CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: 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. McNeill emphasizes their cultural importance, “This collection is really about a vanishing Americana and a way of life that we won’t ever have again.” • 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. • 11/9, 1-1:30pm; 11/17, 6-6:30pm: A Friendly Call with Margie Worthington, Art educator and artist Margie Worthington offers a closer look at a work by William Merritt Chase, A Friendly Call, 1895. • 11/19, 3-4pm: Gallery Conversations with William McNeill. Brown Wing. Museum admission, CAM members, Free. McNeill discusses his extensive collection of handheld church fans which he has acquired through over forty years of collecting. • 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. • 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, 11/16, 30, 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. • 11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www.cameronartmuseum.com. 910-395-5999.
sports/recreation HALYBURTON PARK Halyburton Park Fitness Classes at Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th Street 910-341-0075. www.halyburtonpark.com. $65 for session (10 classes). Pre-reg. rqd. Pilates: Wed., 11/9-1/25, 6pm or 7pm; 11/101/26, 6pm. • Yoga: Tues., 11/15-1/24, 6pm; Wed., 11/9-1/25, 9am; Thurs., 11/10-1/26, 7pm (intermediate/adv); or Fri., 11/11-1/27, 9am.
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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH PARKS/RECREATION Shag lessons, tennis lessons for youth & adults, cotillion for youth, kids’ night out, yoga, pilates, boot camp, tone & stretch, and low impact aerobic classes. 910-256-7925 or www.townofwrightsvil-
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lebeach.com. BOOT CAMP Experience an effective way to get fit without having to go to the gym. Boot Camp is a specialized program designed to offer a variety of exercise intensity levels to meet the needs of individuals. Year-round class meets outdoors at Wrightsville Beach Park to add variety and fresh air to your workout. In the event of inclement weather, classes meet in the Fran Russ recreation center. No membership required; payment is on a token system. Purchase tokens in the park office and hand in a token each time you attend any of the five weekly class opportunities: Tues/ Thuyrs, 6-7am; Sat, 8-9am (Jan-Oct). 910) 256-7925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com.
noons with Margueritte; Sun. at 3pm, Mon/Tues., at 7:30pm)—Story of life’s random encounters. In a small French town, Germain (Gerard Depardieu) a nearly illiterate man in his 50’s, considered to be the
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SUBVERSIVE FILM SERIES 11/20: The Mindscape of Alan Moore is a 2003 feature documentary which chronicles Parents who wish to encourage their kids’ mannerisms the life and work of Alan Moore, author of several acclaimed graphic novels, including From and knowledge of etiquette can sign up at the WrightsHell, Watchmen and V for Vendetta • 11/27: ville Beach Park and Rec Center. Cotillion lessons Maybe Logic: The Lives and Ideas of Robert will cover ballroom dancing, social skills and proper Anton Wilson—Guerrilla ontologist. Psychedelic magician. Outer head of the Illuminati. manners for all occasions. They’ll have two groups: Quantum psychologist. Sit-down comic/ pre-cotillion for ages 3 to 7, from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., philosopher. Discordian Pope. Whatever WINTER BIRDS IN SOUTHEASTERN NC the label and rank, Robert Anton Wilson is and ages 8 to 12, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registra11/12, 9:15am: Winter Birds in Southeastern NC, undeniably one of the foundations of 21th tion is required with a fee of $100-$125, depending on 9:15am-10:30am. Temptations Everyday Gourmet Century Western counterculture. Maybe (in Hanover Center). Dr. James Parnell speaks on vaWrightsville Beach residency, for a five-week course. Logic - The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton riety of birds. Some are permanent residents, while Wilson is a cinematic alchemy that conjures others spend the summers further north and return it all together in a hilarious and mind-bending to the Cape Fear Region to enjoy the mild winters. journey guaranteed to increase your brain size 2 village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a We will explore the diversity of winter birds in North - 3 inches! From the water coolers and staff meetwalk to the park one day and happens to sit beside Carolina with special emphasis on those species that ings of Playboy and the earth-shattering transmisMargueritte (Gisele Casadesus), a little old lady who are not found here at other seasons. sion of the Illuminatus! Trilogy, to fire-breathing is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She’s arsenior citizen and Taoist sage, Robert Anton WilNATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WALK ticulate, highly intelligent and frail. Afternoons spent son is a man who has passed through the trials 11/16, 8am-9:30am: Nature Photography Walk with reading aloud on their favorite bench transform their of chapel perilous and found himself on wondrous Chuck Carmack, email@example.com. Join lives and start them both on a new journey — to litground where nothing is for certain, even the treaWild Bird & Garden at Airlie Gardens for a Nature eracy and respect for Germain, and to the deepest sured companionship of a six-foot-tall white rabPhotography Walk! Local nature photographer, friendship for Margueritte. Directed by Jean Becker. bit. Juggling Gypsy on Castle Street, Sundays, 8 Chuck Carmack will host the event. Gain helpful 82 minutes. Not Rated. In French and Flemish with p.m., free. tips and techniques to hone your photography skills. English subtitles. Thiswill be a great opportunity for anyone interested CINEMATIQUE COME HIGH OR HELL WATER in taking nature photographs. Please pre-register at Plays weekly at Thalian Hall main stage, 310 Chest12/1, 6pm: Wilmington premiere for Keith Malloy’s Wild Bird & Garden as there are only 25 spaces availnut St. 7:30pm, $7 (unless otherwise noted) • new movie about body surfing called, “Come Hell able. $5/fee into Airlie Gardens. 11/14-16, Mozart’s Sister: A speculative account or High Water.” Music will be provided by End Of of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart (Marie Feret), five CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH STRIPE FEST The Line, we’ll have food as well, plus a raffle. All years older than Wolfgang (David Moreau) and a mu1/13, 6pm: Cape Fear River Watch Stripe Fest. A proceeds to benefit Surfers Healing and Stronger sical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured two-day river restoration and education event along Together. The Brooklyn Arts Center. $25 at sale at performer, she has given way to Wolfgang as the the beautiful Cape Fear River! Friday night we will SideArm Surf & Skate, 8258 Market St. or at BAC main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leophost our exciting Banquet and Auction- we’ve sold box office. 910.686.2969 old (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front out two years in a row, so get your tickets now! (Call of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. 2 FILMMAKER’S SOCIAL 762-5606 for tickets). Be there Saturday morning hrs. Not rated. French with English subtitles. • 11/21Filmmaker Social every 2nd Friday of the month, to watch the electrifying start of our Tag and Re23: Sholem Aleichem. A riveting portrait of the great 7pm! Connect with other filmmakers, as well as lease Striper Tournament or take a river tour to writer whose stories became the basis of the Broaddiscuss topics such as fundraising, production and see the excitement firsthand! There are still a few way musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: trends in the industry. 16 Taps, 127 Princess St., spots left for anglers who would like to be a part Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebeldowntown Wilmington. Sponsored by CFIFN. of the fishing action! All day Saturday we will have lious genius who created an entirely new literature. fun, free and informative activities for children Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in criand adults, including talks by fishery experts and sis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured hands-on educational activities! that world with brilliant humor. Far from the folksy WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES author many mistake him to be, he was, on the conMARINE QUEST Shag lessons, tennis lessons for youth & adults, trary, a sophisticated artist, the equal of Chekhov or MarineQuest’s Saturday-morning scientific fun at cotillion for youth, kids’ night out, Bark in the Park, Gogol, his biting humor a precursor to Woody Allen the UNCW Center for Marine Science. Explore Movies in the Park, yoga, pilates, boot camp, tone and Philip Roth.1 hr. 33 min. Not rated. In English & sea creatures, marine habitats and ocean phenom& stretch, and low impact aerobic classes. 910-256Yiddish with English subtitles. • 11/27-29: My Afterena through lab experiments, field activities, games 7925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com. 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 behav6921 MARKET ST., WILMINGTON • ior and take a deep breath as you walk inside the FULL SERVICE MARINE STORE belly of a life sized Right Whale! • 12/10:Christmas CERTIFIED MASTER TECH & RIGGER ON DUTY Island (Register by 12/8) Explore island formations Largest Selection Of Trailer Parts In Southeastern NC! and discover what makes places like Christmas Island so unique! Witness one of the wonders of the natural world as the Christmas Island Red Crab migrates from their forest canopy homes to the edge of the sea.
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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. www. happylittlesingers.com 910-777-8889
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH KIDS’ STUFF Sessions include lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with invaluable etiquette and social skills needed for all occasions. Session ends with party so students 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 rqd. 256-7925. townofwrightsvillebeach.com.
lectures/readings OLD BOOKS ON FRONT ST. You know that novel you keep thinking about and 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. • 11/10, 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). OldBooksOnFrontSt.com ELLYN BACHE 11/10, 7pm: Novelist and former Wilmington resident Ellyn Bache will speak to the Friends of NHC Library at their Annual Meeting. The new picture book “George the Library Duck Finds a Friend” will be unveiled, and winners of the book’s illustration contest will be recognized. Refreshments and book signing will follow the program. Copies of Ellyn’s latest novel, The Art of Saying Goodbye, will be for sale courtesy of Two Sisters Bookery. Copies of “George the Library Duck” will sell for $10. Everyone is welcome at this free event. POMEGRANATE WRITING GROUP READING The Pomegranate Writing Group has met bi-monthly 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. LOUISA’S BOOK CLUB A series of stimulating discussions about the life and lesser-known writings of Louisa May Alcott! Faculty members UNCW will lead these sessions at Northeast Library, at 6 pm on four Wed. evenings: 11/16: Behind a Mask:The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott, w/Mark Boren, associate professor of English. This book club is a lock-in event. Space is limited to 15 participants. Pre-reg., arrive a few minutes early: http://library.uncw.edu/alcott/forms/rsvp-event or by calling 910-798-6323. WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPEAKER SERIES The speaker series brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations to help them grow personally and professionally through leadership, education and networking. Press 102. 2nd St. $40/incl. lunch. Schedule: • 11/17: A New Attitude: Maximizing the Power of Perspective • 12/15: TBD. (910) 3501211. CFCC’S PORTALS LITERARY AND ARTS 11/29: CFCC’s Portals Literary and Arts Magazine is calling all current CFCC students, faculty, and staff to submit poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction, and 2-D visual art to be considered for the 2012 issue. Cash prizes include a $350 Louise McColl Award for Literary Excellence, a $100 Cover Art Prize, and a $100 Faculty/
Staff Literary Award, as well as $100, $50, and $25 awards for first through third-place winners in all three writing categories. All entries must be submitted online at http://www.cfcc.edu/portals. Only previously unpublished work that adheres to the Portals formatting guidelines will be considered for publication or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org GOING GREEN ENVIRO BOOK CLUB Cape Fear’s Going Green is sponsoring a new book club to encourage discussion of environmental topics, meeting the first Tues. ea. month at Old Books on Front Street. Future meeting dates: 12/1. Upcoming titles posted: www.goinggreenpublications. com/calendar.html
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-M- Grenache, 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 910-256-OILS(6457)for policies/details. DWELLING PLACE SEMINAR How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place:A seminar on Home Repair and Preservation for the Elderly and Disabled in Brunswick County: Sat., 11/19, 9:30am11:30am. St. Brendan The Navigator Roman Catholic Church. 5101 Ocean Hwy West, Shallotte. Reg: (910) 253-0699. NOVEMBER ART CLASSES Professional instruction with Lois DeWitt, MFA. Over 30 years of art teaching experience. Small classes, individual tutoring available. email@example.com. Four weeks, $80. Watercolor: Mon, 11am-1pm; or Sat., 3-5pm: Learn color washes, expressive brushstrokes, creating light and shadow and more. For beginners or experienced painters that want to refresh their skills. • Collage: Mon, 3-5pm: Create beautiful collages from found papers in a series of fun collage lessons including textures, color gradation, paper dynamics, photo portrait and more. • Mixed Media, Tues., 3-5pm: Learn how to use found materials to create mixed media collages exploring textures, color dynamics, power of content, evocative images and more. • Acrylic Painting, Wed., 11am1pm. Learn acrylic painting basics: brushstrokes, mixing colors, painting light and shadow and how to choose and paint subject matter. For beginners or experienced painters that want to refresh their skills. • Oil Pastel, Wed, 3-5pm. Learn basic oil pastel skills including overlay, light and shadow, color dynamics and making subject matter vibrant as content. For beginners or those experienced in other media that want to learn about oil pastels. • Basic Drawing,
Sat., 11-1pm: Learn line, shading, composition, how to draw what you see, and more. Fun exercises and individual guidance. For beginners or those that want to refresh their drawing skills. 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 BLUE MOON GIVEAWAY 11/12, 10am-5pm; 11/13, noon -5pm: Holiday Open House at Blue Moon Gift Shops. Tastings from our gourmet shops and can enter to win raffle prizes both days. Come kick off the holiday season with us! 203 Racine Dr. 910-799-5793. www. bluemoongiftshops.com 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: www.meetup.com/ humanism-182 or www.capefear humanists.com. 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. 910262-4454. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.meetup. com/Life-Writers-Wellness-Group/910-262-4454 or email@example.com. CANINE 5K AND ONE-MILE TURTLE CRAWL 12/3, 8am: Canine 5k & One-Mile Turtle Crawl. firstname.lastname@example.org. Runners are welcome to compete with or without their four-legged companions. Mayfaire Town Center TrySports Event Field. Register at: www.its-go-time.com/canine-5k. Portion of proceeds to benefit the Carolina Canines for Veterans and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP Dosher Memorial Hospital has announced the formation of a new Lymphedema Support Group. Meets 2nd Floor Conference Room of Dosher Hospital, 924 N. Howe St., Southport. Goal of support group is to provide support, tips and ideas to help reduce limb size and visible symptoms of the disease. Led by registered occupational therapist Ginne Boyle, OTR/L CLT-LANA. Open discussion and a question and answer period. Meets monthly, free of charge to those who attend. Registration encouraged Ginnie Boyle at (910)454-4708 email@example.com. WILMINGTON PRIDE YOUTH GROUP Wilmington Pride Youth Group and GLBTQIA Youth meets 3rd Fri/mo., 5:30-7:30pm, downtown ILM (call for specific location). A safe, discrete location for youth to discuss various topics that effect the gay youth population. After group, play video games and socialize with friends. Free for people 25 and under. TR Nunley: 910-538-0234. www. wilmingtonpride.com. Parents are welcome to meet facilitators and see the space. COUPON CLUB Wilmington Coupon Club meets monthly, second Monday, at 6pm Come exchange coupons and learn how to save money. www.wilmingtoncouponclub.comthird Sat. ea. month, 10am-noon. Gerri: 371-3556. Judy: 383-0374.
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