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It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! The ghouls and goblins will be out on the prowl, readying themselves for lots of candy, music, haunted houses, costume contests, tours and a host of other superfantastic activities just in time for the witching hour. Check out some of the best events going on throughout town on pages 23-25 and in our cultural calendar on page 40. Also check out our vampiric book review (34), as well as the upcoming Zombiefest (15). Most importantly, be safe, have fun and enjoy all things frightful and oh-so delightful!

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If you’re not already an encore fan on Facebook, you should be! We’re running a contest on encore’s Facebook page that is simply quite awesome. Just head over to, and leave a comment about your favorite concert experience. Also include which show you would like to go to, and we’ll enter you in our contest to win a pair of tickets to the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. We’ll be randomly selecting the winner from the comments one week prior to concert dates. Don’t forget to tell your friends either. If you don’t have FB, then log on to www., click on “Web Extras,” and enter the contests for a chance to win!

ington will begin choosing their favorite stuff about town, from coffee to book stores, Indian food to women’s apparel, politicians to media outlets! In honor of our 2010 Best-Of, we’re holding an art contest for folks to design our Best-Of award. To find out the details, go to and click on “Best-Of Art Contest.” No phone calls, please.

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We regret printing UNCW professor and author Phillip Gerard’s name incorrectly in last week’s edition. Pick up his book “Cape Fear Rising,” for a chilling look into the 1898 Race Riots of Wilmington.

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It’s that time of year—almost! All of Wilm-

“A very joyous week. A week where the whole world was watching a bunch of men trying to climb out of a hole they dug for themselves -- but enough about the Democrats.



Editor-in-ChiEf: Shea Carver

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Editorial intErns:

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Carly Yansak, Justin Lacy, Claire LaSure, Marco Raye ChiEf Contributors: Adrian Varnam, Gwenyfar Rohler, Anghus Houvou-

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Christina Dore, The Cranky Foreigner

salEs intErn: Mary Muster

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Lets talk about those Chilean miners.”—Bill Maher “TLC just released a promo for Sarah Palin’s new reality show. Haven’t the last two years been her reality show?”—Jimmy Kimmel “Joe Biden told the New York Times that President Obama has already asked him to be his running mate in 2012. Not only that, he said Sarah Palin, Mitt Romey and the rest of the Republicans also asked him to be Obama’s running mate in 2012.”—Jimmy Fallon “’Jackass 3D’ just opened. It’s the life story of New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.”—David Letterman “For the first time in history, there are 100,000 home foreclosures in the month of September. 100,000 people were told this fall they were going to lose their house. 100,001 if you count Nancy Pelosi.”—Jay Leno “Did you watch the debate with Christine O’Donnell, you know, the anti-self pleasuring, witchy candidate in Delaware? She wasn’t that good though. She’s not really a master debater.’”—Craig Ferguson

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news & views ....... 4-7 4 live local live small: Gwenyfar Rohler breaks down down the differences in banks. 7 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.

artsy smartsy ....... 8-25 8 theater: Shea Carver previews Journey Productions’ latest children’s tale, “Alice in Pirateland.” 11 film: Anghus finds ‘Red’ a likable flick. 12 art: Lauren Hodges previews the opening of 1 Wicked Gallery. 13 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions are hanging at local galleries. 14-16 music: Justin Lacy interviews Kevin Rhodes about the first Take the Lake Music Festival; Marco Raye gets all the scoop on Zombiefest, featuring the headliner Dex Romweber Duo; Shea Carver talks to Aaron Harvey about a new entertainment parlor, The Grotto, located on the corner of Princess and Front streets. 18-21 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town. 23-25 cover story: Halloween is upon us; find out where you should be to celebrate.

grub & guzzle ....... 25-32 26 dining feature: Carly Yansak heads downtown to Chop’s Deli for a bite and friendly meeting. 29 lunch bunch: Shea Carver reviews the encore lunch bunch at Nicola’s. 30-32 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide, and read about our featured restaurant of the week.

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ou keep writing about not spending money at businesses that ship their money over seas, but what about banks taking Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)?” Jon, my favorite libertarian, enquired one morning over coffee. Fair question—and one that had been nudging its way along periodically throughout the year. There are lots of opinions about the Federal Bailout of the banks and they way they have handled the TARP funds. One increasingly louder response has been the move to support smaller community banks. The “Move Your Money” movement has been popularized by the Huffington Post crew this year, but the idea behind a community bank is not new. “Your grandfather banked with the same banker in Dayton (Indiana) for over 50 years! Do you know that?” my father asked when we discussed this idea. “They went to the same church. There was a lot more done face-to-face and on trust, then, of course.” Does it have to be that way? Jock and I have our joint account at First Citizens, which is also where we have the bookstore account. For me, a big part of the attraction to banking there is that when I call I don’t get a phone menu; a real person answers! Better yet, a real person recognizes my name and asks about the store. When I walk through their doors, I am greeted by name with a smile. On the few occasions I have had problems (mostly of my own making), they have always been resolved quickly, again with a smile and an enquiry about how things are going at the bookstore. During times of family crisis, the staff has sent cards and called to offer help. Is that really so much different than what Daddy described? Besides Move Your Money, Bank Local and The Community Banking Initiative have also both been actively promoting this concept. Much of the literature between the three groups focuses on the importance of credit unions in communities. “Hmmmm...” I wondered. “What exactly is the difference between a credit union and a bank? Aren’t they the same thing?” According to the Credit Union National Association, “Credit unions are financial institutions formed by an organized group of

by: Gwenyfar Rohler people with a common bond. Members of credit unions pool their assets to provide loans and other financial services to each other.” Bank

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It reminds me of a scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” with George Baily on building a loan: “But your money is in Joe’s house, and the Kennedy house, and Mrs. Maltin’s house, and 100 others,” George says. “You’re lending them the money to build, and they’re gonna pay it back as best they can.” Maybe I’m being too sentimental. The Credit Union National Association goes on to point out these differences between credit unions and banks: • ‘“Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by members and operated by volunteer boars. • Other financial institutions are owned by outside stockholders and controlled by paid boards. These factors allow credit unions to pay dividends to their members (not shareholders) and offer them lower loan rates, higher

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a Roosevelt Era program designed to protect depositors after the large scale bank failures in the Depression, insures deposits at banks up to $250,000—but do they protect deposits at credit unions, too? NC State Employees’ Credit Union deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (, “an independent federal government agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures accounts in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.” Apparently, they also guarantee deposits up to $250,000 on personal accounts. The current incarnation of the NCUA was established in 1970, but like the FDIC (which

oversaw its administration from 1942-48) The Federal Credit Union Act of 1934 was a Roosevelt-era response to the bank failures of the Depression. In short, the answer is: Yes, deposits at credit unions are guaranteed up to $250,000. There are several credit unions in our area, including State Employee’s Credit Union, Corning Federal Credit Union and East Coast Credit Union. Now, the next question: Is there a difference between a community bank and a big bank—besides bail-out money? Is there a definition for a community bank? “I bank local” defines community banks as under $10 billion in assets. Ben Bernanke, in his 2006 speech to the Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention, defined a community bank as “any bank or thrift organization with total real (2002) assets of a billion dollars or less.” $1 to 10 billion? That’s quite a range. Looking at the chart (left), neither First Citizens nor State Employees Credit Union would meet that definition. Maybe, instead of assets, we could find some features that define community banks? According to the Independent Community Bankers of America: “Community banks are the primary source of lending for small businesses and farms. Even though they comprise just over 23 percent of the banking industry by assets, community banks with less than $10 billion in assets made 67 percent of outstanding loans to small businesses and provided 62 percent of the initial dollar amount.” Community banks’ boards of directors are made up of local citizens who want to advance the interests of the towns and cities where they live and where their banks do business. “Research has shown average fees for checking accounts and other depository services are lower at community banks than at large, multi-state institutions.” The last two points, about the board of directors and lower fees with higher customer service, are echoed by the Move Your Money, Bank Local and Community Banking Initiative literature. Referring back to our handy-dandy chart, we can compare the fees in a basic checking account. The

overdraft fee seems to be the same for the three banks, the only one with a lower fee is State Employees’ Credit Union. The required opening balance at Bank of America is actually lower than at the other two banks and the out-of-network ATM fees seem to be standard across the board. But what about the note under the NC State Employees Credit Union fees: “Unless instructed otherwise $1 of the monthly maintenance fee for checking accounts is automatically donated by the member to the SECU Foundation.” What is the SECU Foundation? What do they do? According to their Web site (www. “The SECU Foundation promotes local and community development by primarily funding high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services. The State Employees’ Credit Union Board of Directors has chartered the SECU Foundation to help identify and address community issues that are beyond the normal scope of State Employees’ Credit Union. While individual members may not have a large impact; collectively and cooperatively the Foundation can go a long way toward helping solve problems in our neighborhoods, schools and our community at large.” Woah. So that seems to leave the board of directors. Let’s start by taking a look at the board of directors for Bank of America. Of the 13 directors at Bank of America, their credentials include: Visa, the Federal Reserve, The FDIC, and the Carlyle Group— not exactly hometown heroes. Board of directors at First Bank: The 18 directors listed have strong NC ties. The companies listed in their bios are easily searchable and located in NC, including Piedmont Funeral Home, Troy Lumber Company, State Senator Dan Blue and Former State Treasure Richard Moore. Board of Directors at First Citizens: Earlier this year when we began looking for a loan for the bookstore, we spoke with First Citizens Bank, where we have our business account. While meeting with the loan officer to discuss our options, one of the reasons she cited for First Citizens solvency in shaky financial times was that the bank was still controlled primarily by a family. A quick glance at the board of director’s page on the First Citizen’s Web site shows a couple of interesting foot-notes, disclosing the relationships between the directors:

“Ms. Ames is the niece of Mr. F. Holding. Mr. F. Holding Jr. is the son of Mr. F. Holding. Ms. Connell is the daughter of Mr. F. Holding. Mr. F. Holding, Jr. and Ms. Connell are siblings.” The next footnote reads: “Certain directors also serve as directors of other publicly held companies. Mr. F. Holding Jr. serves as a director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., Charlotte, NC. Mr. Durham serves as a director of Triad Guaranty, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC.” At least 11 of them run North Carolinabased companies that can be easily located. All of my research, in essence, was sparked by a question about TARP. In fact, excessive executive compensation by tax payers in the face of a struggling economy has been a re-occurring question this year. America’s Union Movement (AFL-CIO) tracks executive pay in publicly traded companies and compares it against the average worker’s pay. Here’s how our three compare: Bank of America: “In 2009, Kenneth D. Lewis received $4,209,666 in total compensation. By comparison, the average worker made $32,048 in 2009. Kenneth D. Lewis made 131 times the average worker’s pay.” First Bank: “In 2009, Jerry L. Ocheltree received $770,824 in total compensation. By comparison, the average worker made $32,048 in 2009. Jerry L. Ocheltree made 24 times the average worker’s pay.” First Citizens Bank: “In 2009, Frank B. Holding Jr. received $835,485 in total compensation. By comparison, the average worker made $32,048 in 2009. Frank B. Holding Jr. made 26 times the average worker’s pay.” Other compensations can be researched at paywatch to compare others’ pay. It appears that developing a rigid definition of a community bank is difficult. But certainly smaller banks have a closer connection with the people of the area they serve. The question remains: How important is that to you? Gwenyfar Rohler is the author of “The Promise of Peanuts: A real life fairy tale about a man, a village, and the promise that bound them together.” Available at www.OldBooksonFrontSt. com, and all profits go to Full Belly Project (www.

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ourney Productions works tirelessly with local kids to spread the love of our theatre community and to showcase upcoming talent in innovative ways. Thanks to founders Cherri McKay and Zach Hanner, the fun gets a little more adventurous with every production—the latest being “Alice in Pirateland,” opening this weekend. Hanner, a veteran thespian and playwright on our scene since 1993, cherishes his role within the arts community. “I found a group of people that were as passionate about the stage as I was,” he notes. “[Wilmington has] great performers of every size, shape, color and age, and the majority of them are super talented in more than just one aspect onstage.” The hodgepodge of actors, young and

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Alice in Pirateland Journey Productions Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St. (910) 632-2285 10/28 - 30, 11/3 - 5, 7:30 p.m. 10/30 - 31, 3 p.m. matinees Tickets: $10 (only $7 on 11/3) younger, in Journey’s latest play run the gamut of quirky existence. From tribes of pirates, known as “Swashbucklers,” “Mainers,” “Furies” and “Amazons,” to a vicious Pirate Queen, to the Scrub Bunny (Caylan McKay), cousin to the March Hare, a Wharf Rat and twins named “Buck” and “Neer,” parallels to Alice’s original adventures in Wonderland will be obvious. The only traditional character consists of Alice herself, played by Nathalie Aman. “She’s simply a wonder,” Hanner says of the young actress, pun intended. “She has so much energy and is so preternaturally mature onstage that she was our Alice the moment she walked in for the audition.” The initiative to rewrite the classic Roald Dahl story comes in part from Alice’s “built-in appeal,” according to Hanner. Described as “tough, strong-willed and very brave in the face of danger and confusion circumstance,” Hanner’s remake came easily, especially considering she’s a public domain character. “The great thing about the idea of Wonderland or Pirateland—or any other fantastical place—is that the environment can be as absurd or as bizarre as you choose,” the playwright notes. “That’s one of the things I enjoy most about doing shows with Journey Productions: I have carte blanche to do as I please and that often means going off on tangents that normally wouldn’t be advisable with a group of high-energy kids. In

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OFF ON AN ADVENTURE: Alice (Lily Zuckerman) and her friends try to navigate Pirateland. Photo courtesy of Journey Productions.

our case, it seems to work.” Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of Hanner’s work comes from the combination of ideas and talents he uses to devise his scripts. First, he devises the idea and brainstorms the plot. “Main characters and subgroups of characters get filled in as we progress,” he notes. The kids prompt him to create the dialogue based upon meeting each child. “I’m able to write their characters based on their personalities and their strengths,” he says. Thus, his “living scripts” garner immediate feedback, including a group dynamic to devise story arcs and dialogue. “I encourage our kids to come to me with any ideas they might have.” The plot of “Alice in Pirateland” follows a similar pattern and feel of the originals. Alice encounters the Scrub Bunny after her friends fall down a rabbit hole into Pirateland. Against the bunny’s advice, Alice follows suit and jumps in to their rescue. Yet, they all end up in different parts of Pirateland and encounter a number of al-

luring people along the way. In order to make a safe return home, they have to find the Corsair’s Cup, “a magical chalice that grants the one that drinks from it one wish.” Of course, it’s located in a castle inhabited by the nasty queen. The elements that come together to make the kingdom one of eminent fancy will delightftully and artistically come to life in the hands of Tamica Katzman, who has created set pieces and backdrops for the show. Plus, it will be Journey Productions’ first play at Thalian Hall. “I love these Journey shows,” Hanner says, “because it gives me a chance to use all my various abilities in one venue. I write the shows, I do a large part of the sound design, I usually play music in the shows and I perform as a character as well [including Mad Bill Hansbrough in ‘Alice in Pirateland.’] But the most rewarding part is passing on my knowledge of the theater to these kids. I had great teachers growing up onstage, and I hope to be a source of inspiration for these young people as they progress into adulthood. Seeing my kids go on to work in film and television, as well as other theater pursuits, makes me really proud.”

It’s that time of year– almost!

BEST OF WILMINGTON 2011 Call for entries Soon, all of Wilmington will be casting their ballots for the Best Of Wilmington 2011.

Every year we take pride in designing a unique Best-Of Award that will be presented to the winners at our annual party, honoring the best that the Port City has to offer. These awards will be displayed all over town in local businesses, from the best coffee shop to the best book store to TV and radio stations.

Since its inception, the Best-Of Award has looked pretty much the same. For the new decade, we decided to stir things up and devise a campaign for designing a unique award every year.

This year it’s your turn to show off your visual art skills. The first annual Best-Of Wilmington Award Design Contest

The contest is open to all photographers, illustrators, graphic designers and fine artists—students or professionals. We are open to any idea, but your design must prominently incorporate the encore “ ” and be proportional to 5”(h) x 7” (w) for consideration. Also keep in mind there must be room on the bottom of the award for us to insert the Best-Of category and winner. Digital designs accepted only, and they must be submitted at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

Deadline for submission: December 17th, 2010. For more information log onto or email

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Charming at Best:

reel to reel

‘Red’ features ‘A’ cast in ‘B’ movie


harisma. Those who have it can get away with other gaping flaws. I know a number of people who have gotten quite far in life for no other reason than the fact that they are instantly likable. “Red” is that kind of movie: flawed, implausible but charming because of a cast who carries the film on their sizable shoulders. I have a soft spot for espionage films—even ridiculous ones; being raised on James Bond films will do that. “Red” is very much in the vein of a Sean Connery “Bond” movie: over the top, hamfisted and so committed to entertain it’s easy to overlook the nonsensical story. I assume “Red” aspired to be more serious, judging from its engaging concept: Retired members of the CIA and other cloak-anddagger agencies wind up on a hit list. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a retired CIA operative with an illustrious career. Retirement has left Frank depressed. Inaction is not something he’s used to. He finds a kindred spirit and starts a relationship via the phone line with Kim (Mary Louise Parker), a customer-service representative for a company handling his pension. She wants to travel, likes trashy romance novels, and comes right out of the “40-Year-Old Female Leads” catalog: lonely, lovelorn, desperate for some adventure. Think Kathleen Turner a la “Romancing the Stone” but with a nicer ass. When Frank and all of his known associates are targeted, Kim gets pulled into the crossfire. Kidnapping and assassination are not exactly ideal topics of conversation on a first date. Frank soon begins to assemble old allies, many of whom are being targeted. The “why” and “who” are eventually explained; though, it doesn’t really matter much. In fact, the more I think about it, the more the whole plot seems kind of worthless. It’s something seen in a lot of thinly written films: I call it “The Exploding Face.” “The Exploding Face” basically works like this: Spy thrillers kind of live and die by a basic rule that whatever master plan is laid out by the villains is ultimately undone by the fact that the plan is so poorly con-

by: Anghus

Red Starring Bruce Willis, Mary Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman


RARELY GREAT: Bruce Willis and Mary Louise Parker do a sufficient job in the latest espionage flick, ‘Red,’ out in theatres now.

ceived, it ends up blowing up in their faces. Case in point: the entire plot of “Red” revolves around the forthcoming presidential campaign and the candidate for VP, John Stanton. He decides that before he can run for office, he needs to clean up some rather ugly business from 1981: a wholesale slaughter of a village in Guatemala. He tries to kill Frank and his friends (John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman), which motivates them to expose Stanton. Thus ending his hope for office. The question remains: Why bother? There’s a bit early on about a reporter being killed. Understandable—probably shouldn’t be public knowledge given the election and all. That’s basic “Maniacal Villain 101.” But why kill the retired assassins? Why piss off known killers who have special skills for subterfuge? Are these people ones who should be enemies? This plot has an “Exploding Face” quotient of nine. As I mentioned, casting saved “Red.” It’s as good as the talent on screen. Bruce Willis is rarely great anymore, but he’s usually good. Morgan Freeman does his usu-

ally acceptable job, playing the soft-spoken mentor. John Malkovich has played insane goofball so many times that it almost feels like type-casting, but he’s still entertaining. Helen Mirren brings her quiet sensibilities to a very loud movie. The headliners are great, but there’s just as much quality in the supporting roles. Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) plays the morally conflicted CIA agent with more integrity than the film deserves. Richard Dreyfuss and Bryan Cox are equally amusing in small but pivotal roles. They even find something for Ernest Borgnine to do (yes, I thought he was dead, too). The only blight on the cast is Mary Louise Parker. She spends the whole movie looking nervous with an awkward stare that recalls the befuddled look of someone doing a sketch opposite Benny Hill. So, you have a great cast, a lot of firepower, and a story that is as phoned-in as dinner at a Papa John’s. I can live with that. The success of “Red” comes from the effort. I recently reviewed Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” an “A” movie that excelled with a lot of “B” talent. “Red” is the polar opposite: A “B” movie espionage flick with “A”-level talent. It’s nice to see Hollywood mess with the formula every now and again. It might have little else, but the movie has a lot of charm. Sometimes, that’s enough.

this week in film

Rocky Horror Picture Show Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8pm • Free

Also showing at: Brown Coat Pub and Theater 111 Grace Street (910) 341-0001 • Oct. 31rst, 10 p.m. Midnight movie played with a live shadow cast! $10-$20 (costume contests, prizes)

(pictured) Go ahead: Do the time warp again! Frank ‘n’ Furter, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff and the gang make it to Juggling Gypsy and Brown Coat Pub and Theatre on Halloween night! “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will bring in the funky, the sinister and the kookiest of citizens to both entertainment parlors. Come dressed to impress and interact with all other fans of this cult classic.

Animal Kingdom Cinematique Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street November 1st - 3rd, 7:30pm, $7

Cinematique and Cucalorus Film Festival present “Animal Kingdom,” in anticipation of the annual festival, taking place November 11th-14th. From director David Michôd, the film takes the audience into the terrifying Melbourne crime underworld, where tensions are on the brink of exploding between felons and renegade cops. R.

Paranormal Activity 2

Regal Mayfaire Cinemas 900 Town Center Drive • (910) 256-0556 Call for times • $6.50 - $9.50 A sequel to last year’s debut of this bedroom horror classic, the second flick will surely haunt and titillate audiences. Though plot details are mum, we say it’s best to be creeped-out and scared shitless when ignorantly blissful. Happy Halloween! All AreA movie listings And pArAgrAph synopses cAn be found At

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Fresh from the Farm

The Dark Twist:

The Feral Art Collective finds a permanent home on Castle Street by: Lauren Hodges

1 Wicked Gallery Opening Soiree Saturday, Nov. 6th, 7 p.m. 511 Castle Street (910) 547-0960

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ears ago, Fayetteville native Christina Cole was visiting a local art gallery. After a few minutes, she found herself sitting horrified as she watched an artist talk someone out of buying another artist’s work. This particular brand of artist was of the toxic variety, just self-satisfied enough to tell others what was and what wasn’t art. After what felt like hours of listening to this peacock talk up his own work and talk others’ work down, Cole was inspired to begin a colony for exactly the type of artists being tongue-lashed in that gallery. “It was the same old brutal thing,” she remembers. “He kept saying that photography is not art, graffiti is not art, that he can do this better—blah, blah, blah. As his voice boomed through the room and in my head, it just dawned on me: Why was I sitting there listening to that ridiculous banter?” In her own words, she “got off her ass” and got to work on a whole new kind of creative family. “I am not about stroking egos,” Cole says. “I am about being supportive of each other. We need to help each other, grow with one another, and pretty much do anything to get something going. A positive environment was warranted, so I reached out and made one.” The Feral Art Collective was born that day. It began with three artists and grew to more

NEW ART SPOT! 1 Wicked Gallery opens November 6th at 7 p.m., featuring the ‘feral art collective’ and artists from Thirve Studios. Photo courtesy of Lauren Hodges.

than 30. For years, the group migrated to galleries, museums, festivals and the like to get neglected work its time in the proverbial spotlight. Despite the heavy task of traveling with dozens of artists’ work, Cole knew it was important to stay together in a realm of support. She says she was just playing the pack-mentality game that she watched the Fayetteville small-town art scene play for years. “It was literally pain-staking to get someone to even look your way if you weren’t in a social circle, painting dogwoods and cardinal watercolors and schmoozing with folks on the hill,” she says. “So, [we] came about to make things happen for ourselves, to push our own limits, to put the work in the faces of people who wouldn’t normally have it and at least make a way for us to show, one way or another.”

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Eventually, Cole went in search of a permanent home for her collection of avantgarde artists. She found the perfect place among the antique and arts district on Castle Street. Thus, quickly she set to work re-creating the “feral feeling,” which she characterizes as dark, brooding and just a little bit twisted. “The art doesn’t necessarily have to ‘be’ a certain way,” Cole explains. “I mean, we wouldn’t want to contribute to reverse snobbery!” Laughing, she continues with a cautious honesty. “We just prefer dark work: macabre, Southern Gothic, religious or antireligious, Eros, or folk. You know, things of the odd and natural curiosities. Things that make you think!” Since she began the group as a way for alternative artists to get exposure, she refuses to only accept work on those terms. “Don’t get me wrong, we will carry things that aren’t so our ideal, but they usually have something different about them.” Her all-inclusive mindset was welcomed with open arms into the neighborhood. Cole says she has found a new family among businesses like Maggy’s, Michael Moore Antiques and Projekte, where a warm and inviting atmosphere awaited the new gallery. “The people on this street were the ink on the paper for me,” she says. “There is not a better interesting, eclectic and artsy area or better group of people! It’s really the up-andcoming of Wilmington, especially if you want to be in your own artful world!” Staying with the macabre theme of the collective, Cole and friends are preparing for their introductory show, to center around the body and all its squirmy glory. “Anatomy” will be the cohesive element among the 30 varying creators—and Cole says not to expect anything else in common. Also a part of the show are the artists from Thrive Studios and Hypersonic’s Own Mastermind Randy spinning music for the opening. After months of decorating, planning and rounding up her family of misfit geniuses, Cole has produced a new haven for the dark-minded creative souls in Wilmington (of which, she has discovered, there are many more than she thought). She has appropriately named the space “1 Wicked Gallery.” “It has a stage, a courtyard, a rack of scissors,” she says, “and, apparently, a twisted sense of humor.”

art lovers to just hang out in our new Artist Lounge any time. Look for our upcoming Expos and Open House. Hampstead Art Gallery is located in Hampstead on the corner of Factory Road next to CVS Pharmacy.

New Elements Gallery

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

Caffe Phoenix

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

Crescent Moon

332 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange • (910) 762-4207 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 12-4pm A retail gift gallery specializing in fine handcrafted art glass and metal sculpture, Crescent Moon welcomes local metal artist Bobby Fuller

NEW METAL ARTWORK by Bobby Fuller is now for sale at Crescent Moon, just in time for the holiday season! Photo courtesy of artist.

to the gallery with his standout Jellyfish steeland-copper-hammered sculptures mounted on shell marrow imprinted with shell and sea life fossils. A must see. Local artists Anne Bartlett has designed new “wine wardens” wine stoppers and Shelby Spencer is getting us in the holiday mood with hand-painted stemware and ornaments. There is always something new and creative arriving at Crescent Moon. Gift Wrapping is free. Located in The Cotton Exchange where parking is free while shopping or dining. Follow us on twitter or become a fan on Facebook by searching Crescentmoonnc!

216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment Acknowledged as one of Wilmington’s premier art and craft venues, New Elements offers a wide variety of work by regional and nationally recognized artists. The gallery features original paintings and prints, as well as sculpture, craft, jewelry, and custom framing. Visitors worldwide make a point of returning to enjoy the distinctive collection of fine art and craft and are frequently impressed by the sheer volume of work available at New Elements, much of which is featured on the gallery’s Web site. The gallery offers art consultation services and is committed to finding unique pieces of art. “Earthly Delights” opens on Friday, October 22nd, featuring the works of Jeffrey N. Davies and Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Enjoy a remarkable collection of clay and wood by these two gifted artists, both internationally recognized and living in the area.

Sunset River Marketplace

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

Wilmington Art Association Gallery

616B Castle St. • (910) 343-4370 The Wilmington Art Gallery, 616-B Castle Street, will hold a “Coming Out” reception to introduce the 2011 “Expose Yourself to Art” calendar. Please stop by between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, October 29th to meet the Wilmington Art Association members who were willing to “reveal” themselves in their paintings, and enjoy some wine and appetizers and even get an autograph.

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Hampstead Art Gallery

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

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The Winoca Blend:

Take the Lake Music Festival brings a host of talent to Greenfield Lake


go over to the Winoca Records studio at 9 a.m. to talk with the label’s president, Kevin Rhodes. He offers me a cup of coffee. “Cream?” he asks. “Sugar?” I say yes to both, and he stirs them in. He hands me the cup. I sip. “That’s good,” I say. “That’s the Winoca blend,” Rhodes responds. “We’ll be selling it at the festival.” The Winoca blend. I should have known Rhodes would be serving me his label’s own blend of coffee. It’s so obvious: A) the man, with the addition of producer and recording engineer Lincoln Morris, is Winoca Records. Why would he serve any other coffee than the Winoca blend? B) It is in his pragmatic nature. Always thinking, he is a promotion apparatus. He is driven by his ambitions. He follows through, too—he takes an idea and breathes excitement into it until it comes to life. This is how he determined to conquer Greenfield Lake. This Saturday, October 30th, beginning at 1 p.m., Winoca Records presents the Take the Lake Music Festival at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre. The festival will showcase community organizations and their creative

by: Justin Lacy

Take the Lake Music Festival Featuring Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Kingston Springs, Rayland Baxter, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Mandolin Orange, Charlie the Horse and Onward, Soldiers. October 30th, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Tickets: $20 endeavors, and will feature performances by Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Kingston Springs, Rayland Baxter, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Mandolin Orange and Wilmington acts Charlie the Horse and Onward, Soldiers. Passionate about what he does, any conversation with Rhodes takes on a timbre of intensity. We talk about the festival: encore: How did the idea come about? Kevin Rhodes: That’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’ve been active in the community in different ways for years, on and off. I’ve been a part of the Big Buddy Program, Stop Titan, beach cleanups, Surfers Healing … so I

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REVIVED BY MUSIC: Holy Ghost Tent Revival, from Greensboro, NC, will be one of many acts playing Take the Lake Music Festival this Saturday. Photo courtesy of band

see these things and gravitate to [them] more and more, because I see how it really affects [our] community when involved. I just want to encourage and show people that it’s important to support our community. Of course, I love music. I love to see music. I’m all jazzed; there’s some shit happening. And I’ve always wanted to do something at Greenfield Lake. I’ve toyed with the idea of being a promoter, and I don’t know if that’s something I want to do full time, but every once in a while at Winoca Records, I wanna get everybody together and do something really important. What do we do? Do we bring in Built to Spill? Do we bring in Spoon? How do we set it off to show that Winoca Records is there, and we’re bringing in shows? Not just a band, let’s put our bands in front of people. Let’s showcase what we’re doing. Let’s do something that includes great music, and let’s set the precedent for how a good show should go. The gist of this day is, yes, it is a music festival, but first and foremost, this day is about bringing the community together. e: And some of the proceeds go to Creative Wilmington? What is that? KR: We’re launching a new Web site: That’s kinda like the umbrella with which we corral the chaos of everything creative. What is Wilmington going to be? I don’t want to control it; I want to help it be known to the outside world. I think Wilmington should be on the map as a Mecca of filmmakers and creative minds. So Wilmington’s got all this stuff, what is it lacking? An identity and good publicity. Asheville gets good publicity. You know, Asheville’s the

‘Paris of the South.’ What are we, the armpit? e: I heard you’re trying to keep everything really organic and green. KR: We’re trying to incorporate environmental and social consciousness into this day. Socially, [we’ve been working with MixGrotto to] have as many as 25 nonprofis on site, so between music sets and throughout the day, people can wonder around and find out about some of the great things that are going on. Environmentally, we’re using degradable corn-based flatware and cups. We’re bringing in organic food and beer, solely: Mother Earth Brewery is providing the beer and Lovey’s Market is providing the food. From top to bottom we’re really trying to think it through and do what we can. We’re using solar generators for sound and LED lights to light the stage, which is going to help us pull the least amount of power from the grid of any Greenfield Lake show I know of to date. e: What needs to happen for this to become an annual festival? KR: We’re counting on doing it every year. If it’s successful, and we’re able to pay our bills, we’ll definitely look at doing it again. I know we could’ve booked another 20 acts, it wouldn’t have been a problem. But we’re growing it nice and slow over time. I think, like with anything, there’s people standing back, like, “Oh, we’ll see.” And once you’ve done it at least once, and it’s a success, people are a little more open to jump on board. This is stage one. This is a party. This is a celebration of all that’s creative in our community with the hope and the idea that everyone in Wilmington will come out and embrace it. It’s not necessarily political change that’s going to turn our community around. It’s activism. It’s community activism and community involvement.

Spirited Sounds of Zombies: The Noseriders, Phantom Playboys and headliner Dex Romweber fit the bill


n the Port City, all people need is a good reason to throw a festive gathering for the sheer fun and enjoyment of all. With Halloween steadily approaching, Zombiefest— an event conceived by the Phantom Playboys’ drummer Jimmy “Jungle Jim” Kaylis—will take over Space 13 at 1827 Burnett Boulevard on October 30th. In store: An explosive night of great music, food, adult beverages and, yes, the obligatory Halloween costume contest. The night’s lineup consists of John Howie Jr. and the Sweathearts first, with a dancing rockabilly show by the Phantom Playboys second, followed by the surf rock of the Noseriders, all of which will lead up to one spectacular finale, featuring the headliner performance by the Dexter Romweber Duo. To Kaylis this event has surpassed being merely a show; he hopes it will be the springboard to better venue awareness and upping the ante on performances hitting the music scene. “Unless it’s a huge commercialized event, it seems to be a struggle for groups to gain access to venues to make something really cool happen for their music and fans,” he says. “A lot of cool groups bypass Wilmington because of the lack of known space for them to perform.” Space 13, a design/ build studio has padded ceilings, making it optimal for acoustics. The rocking tunes will ricochet off the walls, and into the ears and souls of all ghouls, goblins and witches! Though a costume is not required for entrance, the contest will follow the Noseriders’ performance, with a $100 grand prize. Really, though, the night brings grand appreciation for all things music. “I thought Space 13 would be an awesome place to bring these acts into,” Kaylis explains. “Dexter Romweber’s last show in Wilmington got rained out, and I thought to myself, Dexter never gets to have a cool show, played all the way through. They need a place where they can really let loose and play hard.” Kaylis utilizes this venue for what is a one-time

by: Marco Raye

Zombiefest Featuring Phantom Playboys, Noseriders and Dexter Romweber Duo Space 13 •1827 Burnett Blvd. Tickets: $10; doors at 7 p.m.

of sound, there will be accompanying zombie horror film classics played silently on a 10-foot screen behind the performers, all to enrich the ghoulish environment. “It’s about getting the right people there,” he continues, “and not just the commercialized standard that everybody does around here.” Other side attractions to the event include the PNAGS roller girls group, who will be skating alongside audience members and celebrating with the best of them, homemade barbeque sandwiches for sale, as well as donations being taken for a cystic fibrosis foundation. Musically speaking, Wilmington has so much room to grow and prosper. Recognized by Kaylis, this event will push the performance meter in Wilmington to another level. Space 13 will literally come alive with the Halloween spirit for one night of great music, and frightful fun. Drag out those old costumes out of the corner of the closet, lace up the witchy boots, fasten the goblin mask on, or make sure that superman cape is tied on tightly—Zombiefest is sure to be a scream!

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DEX’S DUO: Don’t miss the legendary Dexter Romweber, who will play with his duo, this Saturday as part of Zombiefest, downtown Wilmington. Photo courtesy of artist.

event, but is not ruling out a continuation of Zombiefests to come. “I knew of this venue, and got the appropriate people involved to make something really entertaining happen, off the beat path and a little more mainstream.” Kaylis hopes to rattle the standard convention of events brought to Wilmington. Alongside Jimmy Phillips, who’s in charge encore | october 27- november 2 , 2010 | 15

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e’re all intelligent people who love to share!� Ben Jameison, one-seventh of the MixGrotto cooperative, once stated the notion to his comrades, a group of young folks who have come together to create music, promote local talent and give back to charities all in one. Consisting of Aaron Harvey, James Bibo, Trevor Brown, Oliver Mellan, Annie Segrest and Will Wharton, along with Jameison, MixGrotto (MG) holds mixtape parties once a month, where they release a new collection of music made from local bands, at varying music venues. Said bands play, audiences members get free CDs, and a charity benefits from the proceeds at the door. The collective has promoted local acts like Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine, Libraries, Charlie the Horse, Renouncer and Coup de Grace, as well as helped charities such as Through Our Eyes and Houston Moore After-School Program. Now, their zeal for crafting a unique, philanthropic path just got a little more exciting. This weekend MixGrotto, as well as owners Jason Godwin and Dino Psilos of The Eat Spot (in the old Sue-Ann Shoes building, downtown) will open The Grotto on the second and third floors above the restaurant. Located on the corner of Princess and Front streets, it’s a prime spot for a music venue and film house. “It all happened so fast,� Harvey explained last week in regards to opening shop. “It was late July, and Jason and Dino wanted to do something with the space since Rize was [no longer there.] They recognized the potential and were throwing out great ideas about a music venue. So, I proposed that they let MixGrotto go to work. �

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by: Shea Carver

The Grotto

Halloween grand opening and MixGrotto one-year anniversary celebration Friday - Sunday, October 29th - 31st Corner of Princess and Front streets

Harvey—who is also employed by The Eat Spot, while interning at local office cooperative BuenaSpace—set off with his MixGrotto cronies, and after much research, consideration and many discussions, the idea merged into a full-on entertainment parlor. The second floor will host a music venue, while the third offers a film house, with The Eat Spot, located on the ground floor, serving food to all levels above. MixGrotto will ultimately work as in-house booking agents for the space, bringing in their knowledge of great local, regional and national bands and performers. “We want to bring in music that appeals to everyone, of all ages,� Harvey noted, “not just the youth. We are looking to book jazz, rock, electronic—all bands. We want to keep it eclectic and accessible to an expanding demographic.� The film house will host movie nights, featuring old favorites and locally shot films, such as “The Crow.� They also plan to host Dinner and a Movie, of course with food served from below. “We will show traditional films,� Harvey said, “as well as films aimed toward raising awareness of particular charities, organizations or movements.� Nothing is off limits here. In fact, they’ll also offer the space for premiere productions, hoping to elevate local support for filmmakers.

And like the out-of-box thinking the MGs so aggressively indulge, they plan on introducing YouTube playlists on the big screen. “We also intend to give back to the community in greater ways,� Harvey noted, not only referencing MixGrotto’s consistent handout of mixtapes to help spread support for local music but with nonprofits as well. Working in a “microgism of a gift economy,� as Harvey called it, the hope is that while MG offers free music, it will catch on and prompt others to give as well—especially to charity. Though not every event at The Grotto will be philanthropic, many will, including the November 13th family fund-raiser, Fight for Zack’s Life, taking place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The benefit will help 12-year-old Zack Mayo, who’s suffering from hepatoblastona, child liver cancer. “Over the summer, Zack was playing outdoors, fell on the scooter and bumped his head,� Jason Godwin said, also revealing his appeal to the story, since his wife’s a school teacher and knows the family. “A trip to the hospital revealed the diagnosis, and treatment in Chapel Hill followed, along with his current treatment taking place at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.� Though Zack’s parents, Wendy and Ernie, and his brother, Nick, have had a great deal of support from the local community— Zack’s school sold wristbands to help fund the medical bills—they continue fighting day in, day out. Thus, proceeds from The Grotto event will help the family. Patrons will be admitted for only a buck, and $2 raffle tickets will be sold, offering prizes from local businesses. Live entertainment will be determined in coming weeks. To kick off The Grotto’s promise of being all entertainment all the time—at least Thursday through Sunday, when it’s opened—Halloween weekend debuts a grand gala and birthday celebration for MixGrotto. On Friday night, they’ll show “Edward Scissorhands� and “Evil Dead� in the film house, while music from Cement Stars, DJ David Adusei and Buck Master plays on the second floor. On Saturday they will show “Silence of the Lambs� and “Evil Dead II,� while music from The Hufton Brothers and Charlie the Horse plays. On Sunday, All Hallow’s Eve, they have a costume parade planned, as well as music from Bete Tete and DJ Guy Fox; two classics will play on the big screen upstairs, including “Ghost Busters� and “Army of Darkness.� “It’ll be a weekend of debauchery!� Harvey promised. Make plans to celebrate with the creative, the giving and the newest kids on the downtown block.


311 w/The Movement

(ADV) $ 45.00 / (DOS) $ 47.00


BAD RELIGION w/The Aggrolites

(ADV) $ 22.50 / (DOS) $ 25.00


METHODMAN & REDMAN 61$0.*/(4)084

(ADV) $ 22.50 / (DOS) $ 26.00

NOV. 2

A DAY TO REMEMBER with underoath & the world alive

NOV. 6 NOV. 12 NOV. 13 NOV. 26

BADfish with Scotty don’t moe. DAVE MATThEWs TRiBuTE BAnD nEEDTOBREAThE young and Far From home tour w/the daylights

FOR TICKETS: or Charge By Phone 877-598-8698 encore | october 27- november 2 , 2010 | 17


a preview of tunes all over town this week

WeDNeSDAY, OcTObeR 27 oPen Mic w/ gaRy allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 oPen Mic w/ sean geRaRD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 MaRK heRBeRt & gaBRielle —Green Light Lounge, 21 N. Front St., Basement; KaRaoKe —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 show tunes w/ Donna MeRRitt —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 DJ P. FunK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 BangaRang w/ loRD walRus & siR nicK BlanD —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 Ron RonneR —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KaRaoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

Dualing Pianos & lee hauseR —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 FouR out oF sax —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 act ii —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 oysteRBoy —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866 DJ Juice —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaRaoKe —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 KaRaoKe with BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 JaMes JaRvis & FRienDs (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.;763-1607 nutt house iMPRov —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 oPen Mic night —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

LIVE MUSIC Gabby’s Lounge Friday, October 29


Hallowing October 30th live music with

Painted Man Huge Costume Contest


in Cash & Prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Funniest, Scariest)

Spooktacular Specials All Night Long & Much More!

Saturday, October 30


Friday, November 5


Saturday, November 6

,ANDFALL#ENTERs1331 Military Cutoff Rd


910-256-3838 877-330-5050 • 910-256-2231


18 encore | october 27- november 2, 2010 |

DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 Ron & RogeR/ Ryan PoweRs Boyle —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

THURSDAY, OcTObeR 28 live Music —Carolina Ale House, 317-c College Rd.; 791-9393 DJ Dane BRitt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 oPen Mic night —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 KaRaoKe w/ DJ steve —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 KaRaoKe Kong —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 KaRaoKe —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269

Pub & Grille

Ron Dallas (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 Ron hasson —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 toM shaRPe —5226 S College Rd. #8, , Wilmington, NC; (910)799-8899 live Music —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 oPen Mic w/ gaRy allen —Brass Pelican, 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC; 328-4373 DJ —Flat Eddie’s, 5400 Oleander Dr.; 799-7000 KaRaoKe —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ Battle —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ gReg —Green Light Lounge, 21 N. Front St., Basement;

DJ s t R e t c h —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 FRieD lot —Sweet & Savory Cafe, 1611 Pavilion Plc.;256-0115 DJ ceD —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaRaoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ “MR lee” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 oPen Mic —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 haBs PResents whisKey anD DaggeRs, with evolewtion —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 susan savia anD DJ BRian hooD (PinK Fashion show event) —128 South: 128 S. Front St.; 919-886-6889 MiMosa —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 Daniel PaRish —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212

FunKy caBBage —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866 FiReDance & DRuMs @ DaRK, DJ Mit PsytRance (11PM) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 KaRaoKe with BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 toP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 MiKe o’Donnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ Don’t stoP —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 acoustic Duo (7-10) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 JaMes JaRvis & FRienDs (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.;763-1607 toM RhoDes —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 classy KaRaoKe with ManDy clayton —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001

TUESDAY - Shag Night Free Shag Lessons w/ Brad White Beginner 7:30 Intermediate 8:00 Dancing till 11:00 $5 cover $2 Domestics $3 Imports



THURSDAY - Line Dance Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak @ 7:30 Country Line Dancing 9:30 $2 Coors light

MONDAY - Service Industry Night

5001 Market Street (attached to the Ramada Inn)


Wrightsville’s Pregame Spot Pool, Shuffleboard, Foosball & Darts


djBe Karaoke

10 PM

$2 Red Stripe ∙ $4 Margaritas $4 Jose Cuervo ∙ $4 Captain

Fridays Ladies Nite @ the Beach

$2 Coors Light • $2.50 Shock Top $5 Martinis • $4 Flavored Bombs $5 Bruschettas for the Ladies

Saturdays $2 Miller Lite • $2 Budweiser $4 Rum & Coke • $3 Surfer on Acid


$2 Yuenglings • $2 Bud Lights $5 Jager Bomb • $3 Mimosas Free Pool & Shuffleboard after 9 pm 1/2 Off Late Night Menu

530 Causeway Dr. - 910.297.9638

FRIDAY - Salsa Night Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons @ 7:30 $5 cover Salsa Lessons @ 9:30 & DJ Lalo Open till 2:30 $2 Tequila Shots $3 Corona SATURDAY Salsa @ 9:00 with DJ LaLo $2 Coors Light $3 Dos XX SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3oth

HALLOWEEN PARTY CARL NEWTON and the 5th Avenue Band, 9pm


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

(Special and Draft of choice for $6.99 TUESDAY - $2 Wells WEDNESDAY- 100 oz. PBR or Bud Light ONLY $10 • $1 Tacos THURSDAY - Margaritas $3 FRIDAY - $3 Wells SATURDAY - $5 L.I.T. SUNDAY - Bucket of Beer Specials


CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT: 1PM sign up; 2PM start - $10/team. 2nd place gets $10, 1st gets the rest!!


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

Video Premier 1/2 Price Bar DJ



HALLOWEEN PARTY $6 Game Day Pitchers Double Wings


COLLEGE GAME DAY Sunday Ticket 22 HD TVs BIG SCREEN 15 Carolina Beach Ave. N Carolina Beach (910) 458-5255

Nutt Street OpeN Mic —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ richterMeiSter —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 SuSaN Savia —Havana’s, 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach; 458-2822

FRIDAY, OctOBER 29 DJ —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 KaraOKe with BOB claytON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 DJ —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 DJ —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 OpeN Mic Night —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 DJ ScOOter FreSh —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 live MuSic, DJ DaNe Britt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

live MuSic —Test Location, Test Address, Wilmington, NC; (910)555-5555 DJ —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ DuStiN —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 KaraOKe KONg —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 Beach & Shag w/ DJ rOcK, DJ eric (10pM-2aM) —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC FriDay Night FOllieS DaNce DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 rON etheriDge & JaSON wOOlwiNe —Barbary Coast, 116 S. Front St.; 762-8996 JaMeS JarviS & FrieNDS (7pM-8pM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.;763-1607 tOM NOONaN —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 Flygirl, (7-10pM) —The Blend, 5226 S. College Rd. Unit 8; 799-8899 valley yOuNg, NicK DragiSic —Deep South Bar, 430 South Dawson St., Raleigh, 919-833-1255 BeNNy hill —Sweet & Savory Cafe, 1611 Pavilion Plc.;256-0115






MONDAY $ 5 pizzas, and half price Nachos and Wings ( in the Bar starting at 6:00) 22oz Domestic Draft ALL DAY TUESDAY Live Jazz in the Bar â&#x20AC;˘ Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 â&#x20AC;˘ PaciďŹ co $2.50 WEDNESDAY Corona\Corona Light $250 Margarita\Peach Margaritas $4 Miller Light Bottles $150 THURSDAY Gran Martinis $7 â&#x20AC;˘ Red Stripe $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4 â&#x20AC;˘ 007 $350 Harps bottles $250 â&#x20AC;˘ Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze\Seabreeze $4 22oz Blue Moon Draft $3 Select domestic bottles $150 SUNDAY Domestic Draft Pints $150 Bloody Marys $4 â&#x20AC;˘ White Russians $4 1:00 - Moo and Brew Special $7 LIVE MUSIC Tues. Oct. 12th THE SEA PANS Thurs. Oct. 14th DIXIELAND ALL STARS Tues. Oct. 19th DIXIELAND ALL-STARS 5564 CAROLINA BEACH RD 452-1212

live MuSic â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 live MuSic â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 SteveN gOSSiN â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866 SeNatOr aND the New repuBlic â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 1rSt FriDay guitar JaM SeSSiON â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wrightsville Bean Co. 5032 Wrightsville Ave.; 452-2920 DJ tiMe â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Fibber McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ S t r e t c h â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Trebenzioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 latiNO Night with DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ ceD â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 OvertyMe â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Holiday Inn Resort (Gabbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 rON ethriDge â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Surfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill, 5500 Market St.; 791-9021 FlaNNel reBelliON â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 the pieDMONt BOyS â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 1999, SwaSO â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

FLANNEL REBELLION: playing at the Whiskey on Friday, October 29th.

piaNO ShOw â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846


DJ p. MONey â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 iiaMhuMaN â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 BalD Fury, DJ DaNe Britt â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Beach House Bar â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 DJ ScOOter FreSh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaraOKe with BOB claytON â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 claSSy KaraOKe with MaNDy claytON â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 piaNO ShOw â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846

DaNce DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ronnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ S t r e t c h â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Trebenzioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776

100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832

Your Downtown Sports Pub! MONDAY $10 Bud/Light Buckets $4 Jack Daniels â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Capt. Morgan TUESDAY $1 Tacos 4-7pm â&#x20AC;˘ $3 sauza $15 margarita pitchers $3 Mexican Beers $5 Top Shelf Tequila â&#x20AC;˘ $7 Patron WEDNESDAY $3 Pints (10 Drafts) $5 Jager Bombs â&#x20AC;˘ $2 wells THURSDAY Mug Night $2 Domestic Drafts w/HK MUG $5 Bombers â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Jim Beam $3 pinnacle flavored vodkas $3.50 MicroBrews FRIDAY $3 Select Draft â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Fire Fly Shooters $5 Red Bull Vodka SATURDAY $2.50 Miller Lt or Yuengling Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Kamikaze $4 Well Drinks SUNDAY $2.50 Bud/Light Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $5 Crown Royal $4 Bloody Mary 1/2 priced select appetizers m-f 4-7pm College Football, NFL, and NHL packages ON 10 HDTVs and HD big screen Your Team - Every Game, Every DAY 118 Princess St â&#x20AC;˘ (910)763-4133


1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm 2 Budweiser â&#x20AC;˘ $225 Heineken $ 3 Gin & Tonic MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL $ 5 Tailgate Menu â&#x20AC;˘ $250 Bud Light Draft $ 8 Bud Light pitchers $

Monday $2.50 Budweiser Draft â&#x20AC;˘$4 Wells ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4- 7


Tuesday $2.50 All Drafts $4.50 Absolut Lemonade ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7


Wednesday $2.50 Yuengling Draft $2.50 Domestic Bottles ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7

1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm -*7&.64*$ 2 White Wolf $250 Redstripe $ 50 3 Wells 35¢ Wings at 8pm $

1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm LIVE MUSIC FROM ROB RONNER $ 50 2 Blue Moons â&#x20AC;˘ $250 Corona/Corona Light 1/2 Priced Wine Bottles 5)634%":

LIVE MUSIC FROM MIKE Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;DONNELL $ 2 Domestic Bottles, â&#x20AC;˘ $275 Import Bottles, $ 3 Rum and Coke

Thursday $3 Coronas â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Margaritas ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Friday $3 Pint of The Day


Saturday $5 Sangria


Sunday $5 Bloody Marys *Drink Specials Run All Day, But Food Specials Shown Are From 4 Until 7 Only.

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


LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Rooftop open by 6pm Dance floor open by 10pm $ 2 Coors Light â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Fruit Punch shots

Certain Appetizers are Excluded from Special.


LIVE MUSIC FROM L SHAPE LOT (3-7) and ROCKINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ROOFTOP KARAOKE (8-12) $ 5 Tommy Bahama Mojitos $ 75 2 Corona $350 Bloody Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Mimosas encore | october 27- november 2 , 2010 | 19

SalSa w/ DJ lalo —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 live MuSic —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 KaraoKe —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 Beach & Shag w/ DJ rocK, DJ eric (10pM-2aM) —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC KaraoKe —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 painteD Man —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 root Soul proJect —Surf’s Bar & Grill, 5500 Market St.; 791-9021 MySterioSa & BlacK —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 vintage FreSh —Deep South Bar, 430 South Dawson St., Raleigh, 919-833-1255 holy ghoSt tent revival —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Brett JohnSon —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 Bag oF toyS —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866

John toppingS —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 pSeuDo Blue, the MaJeSticS —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 the wallclocK wannaBeeS —Sweet & Savory Cafe, 1611 Pavilion Plc.;256-0115 KaraoKe Kong —Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 live MuSic —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 toDD Barry (coMeDian) —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 BiBiS elliSon anD the Spare change BanD —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 carl newton & the 5th ave. BanD —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 live MuSic —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant); 285-8888 l Shape lot —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 Soul Function —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

20 encore | october 27- november 2, 2010 |

live MuSic —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 FreD Flynn —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 DJ p. Money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 roger DaviS (Brunch) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 DJ p. Money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 l Shape lot (3-7), Steve toDD & SaM Melvin (8-12) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 JaM with Benny hill —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 perry SMith (Brunch 12-2) —Aubriana’s, 115 S. Front St.; 763-7773 KaraoKe —Green Light Lounge, 21 N. Front St., Basement; the FuSticS —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866 Mac & Juice —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 liquiD platinuM —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 the JtaMa BanD —Deep South Bar, 430 South Dawson St., Raleigh, 919-833-1255

the FuSticS —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866 garage, DooM worlD halloween Show —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DaMona waitS, Dragon SeeKS path, the MiKeyroDgleyMarKyBoone BanD —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 KaraoKe w/ DJ Battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJBe KaraoKe ugly —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 DJ ceD —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 galen on guitar (Brunch) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 heart anD Soul —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

DJ tiMe —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 open Mic w/ Sean thoMaS gerarD —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866 Ben grant —Deep South Bar, 430 South Dawson St., Raleigh, 919-833-1255 live MuSic —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DangerMuFFin —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ richterMeiSter —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 JaMeS JarviS & FrienDS (7pM-8pM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.;763-1607 open Mic w/ Beau —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616



open Mic night —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ Dane Britt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 Brett JohnSon’S JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 open Mic night —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

KaraoKe —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC KaraoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 Johnny acouStic —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KaraoKe w/ DJ Dane Britt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 KaraoKe —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJ “Mr lee” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 KaraoKe Kong —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 cape Fear BlueS JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 root Soul proJect —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866

Benny hill

DJ eyecon

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

—SideBar, 18 S. Front St.; 763-1401

ron DallaS (7pM-10pM)

raDio hayeS anD echopoint21

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

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

open Mic night

the contraBanD

—Surf’s Bar & Grill, 5500 Market St.; 791-9021

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

open Mic night

KaraoKe with BoB clayton

—Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

—Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880

JAmeS JArviS & FrienDS (7pm-8pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.;763-1607 nutt HouSe improv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

WEDNESDAy, NOVEMBER 3 open miC W/ gAry Allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 open miC W/ SeAn gerArD (9pm) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 mArk HerBert & gABrielle —Green Light Lounge, 21 N. Front St., Basement; SHoW tuneS W/ DonnA merritt —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 DJ p. Funk —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 kArAoke —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 BAngArAng W/ lorD WAlruS & Sir niCk BlAnD —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 ron ronner —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 kArAoke —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

DJ JuiCe —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 DuAling piAnoS & lee HAuSer —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 kArAoke —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 open miC nigHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 JAmeS JArviS & FrienDS (7pm-8pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.;763-1607 kArAoke WitH BoB ClAyton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 nutt HouSe improv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 mAC & JuiCe —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street; 399-2866 All entertainment must be turned in to encore by noon every Thursday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

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h oh! The week of All Hallows Eve is upon us! Luckily, we’re cursed with living in a place of the most actively haunted cities in the United States. Needless to say, there are plenty of eerie events happening around town to keep our hairs permanently on end.

Panic Attack

It’s hailed the “most elaborate, scariest, wildest, bloodiest, most intense haunted house” of the Cape Fear region. We’re thinking it must be pretty good—and really, really large. There is 11,000 square feet of doom, gloom and fright to be had at 1290 S. 15th Street, downtown Wilmington. With the use of Hollywood-quality effects and set dressing to battle the greatest of horror flicks, come prepared with a Xanax as Panic Attack may ensure just that. The haunted attraction shocks, twists, turns and psycologically betrays any assurance of safety, thanks to its “massacre of fears, phobias and haunts—the gruesome granddaddy of all haunted attractions!” The faint of heart need to stay home, and children under 13 are not allowed. The show goes on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20, fast pass, $30, and discounts for groups of 20 or more.

The Lost Tomb of Terror

Each year New Hanover High School students take over a vacant building in town and transform it into a haunt of a good time. This year proves no exception as the Lyceum Academy bring their “Lost Tomb of Terror” to 4875 New Centre Drive, across from the old Wilson’s location. Tickets to enter the haunted house go for $10, with all proceeds benefitting the academy. Tour lasts from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the 28th and through midnight on the 29th through 31st.

Poplar Grove Halloween Festival

Hay rides, tarot card readers, funhouses, costume contests, pony rides, cake walks ... Poplar Grove Halloween Festival continues with the tradition of bringing fun back to Halloween. The festival itself is free, while individual activities are priced differently. Food will be for sale on site, games will be played, and a haunted hay ride and barn remain the

pinnacle of ghoulish good times. On Friday, the fun lasts from 6 p.m. to midnight, while Saturdays activities begin at 2 p.m. and last ‘til midnight, including a canine costume contest at 2 p.m. and an adult contest at 6 p.m. On Sunday the fun continues at 2 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m.

Murder Mystery Cruises

Was it Ms. Watson, on the star-board side, with an anchor? Or perhaps it was the Captain, on the stern, with a rusty hook? The mystery is for you to solve on the Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, put on by Cape Fear River Boats, Inc. Unusual characters mingle about the ship, and clues pop around every corner. Be the one to solve the crime, and a prize may be yours! The two-hour interactive dinner cruise departs at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday during the month of October from Water and Dock streets downtown. Tickets are $44 per adult and $26 per child and includes a Southern buffet-style meal. To RSVP call 910-343-1611 or 800-6760162. More information can be found at

Haunted Opera House

Ever heard the moans of the Thalian Hall ghost? Well, here’s your chance! On the 30th, the official theatre of North Carolina in all of its historic glory will transform into an eerie façade of fun and grueling frights—or is it really a façade? Tour through the grand restored auditorum with a ghoulish guide who will show off the creepiest corners and hidden gems within Thalian. A cast and crew of over 50 spooksters will be on hand to enhance the experience. The tours are continuous beginning at 5:30 p.m. and last through midnight. Tickets are only $15. Thalian Hall is located at 310 Chestnut, but please use the Princess Street entrance, downtown Wilmington.

Ghost Ship

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deck and bunker of the USS Battleship NC, which will transform its historic post into a creepy-crawly good time. Tours take place on Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly and cost only $10 for entry. The haunted ship will be filled with ghouls, ghosts and zombies awaiting their chances to scare the dickens out of all civilians who dare board the ship. The line for entry begins at 6:30 p.m. and folks must be in line by 9:30 p.m.

Pirate Cruise/Tour

This kid friendly attraction will take you and your little ones down the Intracoastal Waterway to explore the treasured oasis of Money Island. Taken aboard the Wrightsville Beach Water Taxi, a costumed story teller will lead the adventure and weave tales from the history of North Carolina’s most famous pirates, such as Captain Kidd and Blackbeard. The ship will set sail for the remaining Tuesday and Thursday’s of October, starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Prepare to board at 275 Waynick Blvd, across from the Blockade Runner. For more information, call 910-200-4002, or visit

Haunted Pub Crawl

Raise a glass to the past in the depths of Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs

and lend an eerie ear to hear of the obsessive wench Gallus Meg or the barbarous haunts of a man gone mad. This two-to-five hour tour hits five of downtown’s creepiest bars and reveals tales from the crypt that go from the creepy to comical. The creepy crawl starts at Fat Tony’s, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday-Saturday in October, and also runs Halloween Sunday. Participants must be 21 or older, and tickets need to be purchased in advanced at either The Black Cat Shoppe or online at For more information call 910794-1866 or 910-251-6663.

Ghost Walk of Wilmington

With the largest historic district in the state, it’s no wonder Wilmington, N.C. is considered to be one of the most actively haunted cities in the world. Taking 275year-old alleyways, century-old Southern oaks, and the unmarked graves of thieves and bringing them to life through the eyes of locally renowned story tellers and ghost hunters, the Ghost Walk is sure to thrill and chill the ones who dare walk its path. With 29 active sights on the tour, each one differs nightly. The tour meets at Water and Market streets in downtown Wilmington, and tickets can be bought on site or in advance online. For more information, call 910-794-1866, or visit


Halloween Ghost Trolley

Take a ride through Wilmigton’s historic district on a wickedly drawn horse carriage. Listen to your tour guide as they regal you with spooky tales of the paranormal past and present lurking the cobblestone streets and columned mansions. The 30-minute tour will stop off for a visit to the “haunted barn,” a place oozing with Halloween-themed stories, songs and treats for the little ones. Tours start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m., and departs from Market and Water streets. For more details call 910-251-889 or visit www.

Trick or Treat Under the Sea

Looking for a deep-sea scare that may just make the little ones squeal in delight? Look no further, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is hosting just the event this week. Bring the whole costumedadorned family to enjoy face painting, storytelling and games. Twice a night, a magic show called “Pirates Have Problems,” by No Sleeves Magic Camp, will wow the crowd, and creepy divers will be spooka-diving in the big tank. End the evening with a stroll through the Haunted Gardens, where you never know what could be lurking… The event is held Wednesday, October 27th, and Thursday, October 28th, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Call 910-4583476 or visit for more details.

Peepshow Cabaret

Looking for a naughty night of sultry bliss? Head over to the Soapbox on the 30th for the special Vamp Tramp Peepshow Cabaret. The “Halloween Spooktacular Show” will have two performances

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Haunt 2010

The hottest Halloween ticket in town, Cameron Art Museum’s Haunt 2010 is going to be a monster bash. With everyone in full costume, dancing the night away to a live DJ, the art museum will transform into a mausoleum of mayhem. A fire-eating belly dancer, fortune teller, and special performing artists will stir up the crowd as well. The event is part party, part fundraiser for the museum, and part costume contest, but it is a fully, horrific good time. Haunt takes place October 30th, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Tickets include food and one drink ticket, and can be purchased by calling 910-395-5999 or going online at


What’s Halloween without the thrill of mystery? Allow the folks at Porch Theatre Company to “classically style an evening of mischief and mayhem” at Front Street Brewery’s Beam Room. On the 28th at 6:30 p.m. the theatre group puts on their production of Clue, a family-friendly farce of a thriller that will keep audiences in stitches. There will be a costume contest, too, so attendees can come dressed in their own Colonel Mustard attire. There will be celebrity judges making sure every mustache is twirled and monocle placed appropriately, so come tidied up for a chance to win prizes. Tickets are $35 and include dinner, tax, gratuity and the performance. Reservations can be made by calling (910) 232-6611 or visit

Blue Post Pool and Ghouls


at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., and will only cost a mere $10 to see sexy sways and turns, gruesome costumes and makeup, all delivered in the Peepshow’s famous pin-up girl style. There will be a midnight balloon drop and costume contest at 9 p.m., so come dressed to impress. Halloween photos will be taken throughout the evening, too, courtesy of Michael Dunn Photography and Stoopidgirl Photography;

PEEK-A-BOO! The Peepshow Cabaret’s Vamp Tramp Halloween show will take place at Soapbox Laundro Lounge on the 30th, not only bringing saucy talent to the stage but hosting a costume contest, too. Tickets are only $10. Photo courtesy of Foxy Roxy.

It’s a tradition year in, year out. Head to the Blue Post dressed to the nines (or ones, considering the holiday), and enter a contest for a chance to win $100 for best costume or $50 for sexiest costume. Part of the traditional appeal of heading to the Post on Halloween is: 1) It’s free. 2) They have music with DJ Stevie Mac. 3) They give money away.

and 4) They have Dums Dums in really large jars that taste super great when dipped in Pumpkin Ale. Really, who needs more reasons than that?

Halloween Tribute Show

Nothing says “night of terror” than watching reenactments of Widespread Panic or U2 in some lame tribute band. Thank goodness Soapbox has better taste than that. They’re hosting musicians who want to pay homage to rockers that can’t be denied history in the books. Damona Waits, Dragon Seeks Paths and MikeyRodgeyMarkyBoone Band will take over the Soapbox stage as Weezer, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Deftones respectively, for a night of dress-up and playtime.

HAUNT AT CAM: The party returns this year at Cameron Art Museum, with dancing, music, special performances, food, drinks, a belly dancer, fortune teller, and the much anticipated costume contest!

Though these bands make their own original music, there’s no better time for them to tips their witches’ hats off to some of the most prolific ‘90’s bands. Damona Waits will take on Weezer’s “Blue Album” in its entirety. Dragon Seeks Path will play G ‘n’ R hits over an expansive career, while MikeyRodgeyMarkyBoone Bane plays the Deftones’ debut album, “Adrenaline.” Perhaps the most lovely part of the evening comes with free admission to anyone who arrives in costume—blue sweaters or otherwise. Doors at 8 p.m. and tickets are only $6 to $8.


Check out the calendar on pages 40-46 for more Halloween Events to soothe the ghoul in you.

TRIBUTE TO BLUE: Damona Waits plays the “Blue Album’ in its entirety as a special Soapbox Halloween performance, also featuring Dragon Seeks Paths playing G ‘n’ R and MikeyRodgeyMarkyBoone Band playing the Deftones’ “Adrenaline.”

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21st Century Delicatessen: A place where everybody knows your name


nyone strolling downtown most likely will walk by Chop’s Deli. It’s prime real estate, directly on Front Street, which makes it foot-traffic friendly. Inside is a place of nonchalant pride. Without even a sign to indicate its name, Chop’s stacked its way into the heart of downtown Wilmington on something much more impressive than an ad campaign: the approval of the people. “People really enjoy turning people onto Chop’s,” Chris Graham, brain-father of the downtown eatery, says, “because they know the person will call them back and go ‘Oh, my god!’” He’s right. Since my first visit, I’ve told anyone and everyone who likes sandwiches that they have to go. Right then. The question is: Why? The answer comes in many parts, all of which stem from only one source, the owners, Chris Graham and Brad Corpening . The two met working part-time, late-night shifts at another downtown culinary staple, Dixie Grill. Working side by side, they each noticed the other’s pride for the quality of food they were producing. They weren’t simply slinging burgers. They were serving edible masterpieces, and they were damn proud of it. Their hard work-ethic bonded them, and when Chris found a space to open his dream deli, he knew Brad was the right fit. Apparently, Brad knew it, too. Chris’s proposition simply went: “Hey, wanna open a restaurant?” Brad didn’t miss a beat: “Sure, man, what do you have in mind?” From there everything was a touch-and-go experiment. The shop came with the tables, equipment and a deli case, but they lacked the most important component—a menu. Chris tackled the collaboration with one philosophy: unique sandwiches and soups. He wanted to push the limits and come up with interesting new flavors. Looking for inspiration, he reached into the past of his bartending days, when he would stare at the labels of ingredients until new concoctions would mix together in his mind. “A lot of it is just shit luck,” he says, downplaying his genius. “A little of that, a little of this, and a little more of that can go a long way. I just start putting things together and trying things out, and usually it’s delicious.”

by: Carly Yansak

Chop’s Deli 130 N. Front St. (910) 399-6503 Prices: $2 - $8 Just shit luck? I don’t buy it. Neither does Brad. “Putting the menu together was incredible,” he says. “Chris has years of kitchen and general-cooking knowledge, where he can take a bunch of random ingredients and put them into something that’s just crazy. He puts flavors together in ways that I would have never thought of, and it all comes out delicious.” The key to Chris’ culinary creativity is logic. A meal is only as good as what it can be made with, so it all begins with the ingredients, which are of the utmost quality at Chop’s. Everything— the meats, cheeses, condiments—are made by Boar’s Head, a company who adds no preservatives, nitrates or chemicals. Thus keeping Chop’s products natural and energizing instead of inner-thigh-add-ons. The produce comes from the Riverfront Farmers’ Market every weekend, yielding those awesomely fresh soups, such as cream of eggplant and turnip. Also, three times a week Sweet & Savory delivers a new batch of breads. Basically, nothing is being thrown onto a sandwich or mixed into a pot that isn’t fresh off a slicer, cart or oven rack. Still, simple logic is ham and cheese on white bread. Chris’ logic is the Malmo: ham and cheese spread (pimento cheese with pecans, chopped ham and olives), maple-glazed chicken, red onion, tomato and mayonnaise on multi-grain. Or the Constantinople: a towering sandwich of corned beef, pastrami, oven-gold turkey, Swiss, red onion, roasted red peppers, and fruit chutney on rye and three-cheese semolina. Yes, that’s two breads for one sandwich. “Constantinople was one of the most fought-over cities ever, right in between

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CHOPPING IT UP: Brad greets customers with a grin and an introduction, asking their name and remembering it thereafter upon second, third and fourth visits to Chop’s Deli, located downtown on Front Street. Photo by Carly Yansak

Greece and Turkey,” Chris explains. “You’ve got this sandwich that if you look at it from different sides, then it’s a different thing.” While Chris may be the man behind the menu, Brad is the face behind the counter: awesomely fuzzy sideburns and a communal greeting to everyone who approaches. “Hey! I am Brad, what’s your name?” he says every day, to every customer. Even more impressive, he almost always remembers the person—and that trend is transcending. “The people that are eating in here two to four times a week are seeing some of the same people that they otherwise would have never spoken to,” Chris says, “but now they pick up on their name, and we see them addressing each other. I’m like, ‘How do you know Pete?’ and they’ll go, ‘From in

here.’ That is what a community downtown deli needs to be. That’s what a deli is.” Already a classic, Chop’s has put a 21stcentury spin on the delicatessen. While all businesses seem to have a Facebook page these days, Chop’s uses theirs to fine-tune their customer appreciation and engagement by picking out a random friend each day and giving them a free meal—just because. Unique sandwiches. Communal atmosphere. Outgoing staff. Chop’s took basic deli staples and warped them with distinctive adjectives, setting it apart from any Jim’s or Joe’s. Yet, none of it could be done without the passion and philosophy of Chris and Brad, who work not for themselves but for us. “The way we do it, we don’t make as much profit of off one item,” Brad tells me. “We make that one individual item damn good, so that the person has it once, loves it, and is gonna come back.” Word-of-mouth advertising seemingly serves Chop’s and its diners well.

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’d be lying if I didn’t say Italian cuisine has a special place in my stomach, forever and always. I adore the simplicity of a well-made red sauce, the authenticity of house-made pasta, the fresh anise-citrus fusion of basil, and the creamy, silky subtlety of fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. Often as a child, I daydreamed of living with an Italian family, wherein feasts were made among much screaming and yelling, and then indulged among a group effort of love and appreciation. Alas, I got the family dynamics, only under the guise of Southern soul food. Nicola’s Italian Restaurant off Oleander Drive welcomes anyone who appreciates the delicacy of freshly made breads, mozzarella, pastas and sausage, all with love and family at the core. Chef Nick Pittari runs the kitchen not only with a fine-tuned culinary hand but with the knowledge to make genuine cuisine born from his familial roots in Sicily. If anything, he knows how to feed customers well and with care. The restaurant’s decor goes more modern than rustic, as brightly illuminated windows shower customers in effervescent neon during sunny days. Though it may seem a far cry from Italy’s ancient, traditional mien, the food maintains a “grandmother’s kitchen” heartiness full of fanciful appeal. Starting the meal with Nicola’s shrimp, mussels and clams in white wine and garlic sauce will only be overshadowed by sopping up the juice with their homemade loaves of bread,

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each crusty exterior perfectly encasing a soft cushion of dough. The 16/20 shrimp pop with every bite, indicating a perfectly cooked temperature, while the mussels and clams offer a brackish taste perfectly accen-

FROM BEGINNING TO END: The shrimp, mussels and clams in white wine and garlic sauce (above) offer a nice start to any meal at Nicola’s, while finishing with their Bianco e Nero (below), is a must!

tuated with every spoonful of the garlicky, light sauce. Mozzarella sticks come homemade, not frozen and rubbery. That Nicola’s makes their mozzarella means the golden fried pieces taste delightfully gooey and sweet when dipped in homemade marinara—a deep red sauce, showcasing the tomatoes as the star. The flavor isn’t masked by spices and herbs, only accentuated by them. The most impressive pasta dish at the restaurant comes in the form of Chef Nick’s manicotti. I admit to being completely thrown off guard by my adoration for this dish, as manicotti normally doesn’t excite me. Oftentimes heavy, it can weigh down the palate; however, Nick’s care toward making light crepes rather than using heavy pasta shells transforms my outlook entirely. The dish remains airy, almost fragile, as the fork slides through each bite like a knife through butter. The ricotta’s fluff and tang come through with unassuming appeal. To sate rich palates, the filet mignon beef tips over risotto brings texture to the forefront of desire. The supple beef practically melts into an earthy and rich yet lean flavor, which becomes much more hearty when paired with creamy, full-bodied risotto. The arborio rice soaks up the parmesan, cream and butter like a sponge, making the dish ample and sumptuous.

THE MAIN ATTRACTION: Don’t pass up Nicola’s filet beef tips over creamy risotto or their housemade manicotti, featuring light, airy crepes instead of heavy pasta shells.

Dessert at Nicola’s exceeds expectations beyond mere tiramisu; the Bianco e Nero finishes the dining experience as something truly special. Chef Nick notes the dessert a Sicilian specialty, even a tradition at birthdays and anniversaries over the standard cake. The pastries are filled with a delightful cream that’s not too heavy nor too sweet. What really sets them off is the chocolate-hazelnut mousse they’re rolled in, which gives an extra flavor of royal decadence. If anything, dessert will bring diners back to Nicola’s again and again. The restaurant embraces family and food, offering family-style dinners on Sundays for parties of four or more, starting at 3 p.m. They also do special dinners, one even a 17course meal—yes, 17 courses! Items such as chicken carbonara, served in a rich cream sauce, with prosciutto, pancetta and onion, as well as shrimp parmesan, wood-fired pizzas and delightfully crisp salads, such as their arugula, apple and goat cheese in champagne vinaigrette, all make the menu at Nicola’s varied. And something any Sicilian grandma would be proud of.

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e d i u g g n dini american Brixx Wood Fired Pizza A short drive from the beach, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Mayfaire Town Center is a fun, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Serving the best brick-oven pizzas around, Brixx also offers a fine selection of signature focaccia sandwiches, pastas, fresh salads and desserts. Stop in for a quick lunch, or kick back on the patio with one of 24 beers on tap or 14 wines by the glass. Brixx is also a late-night destination, serving 2-for1 pizzas and appetizers after 10pm Open until 1am Monday through Saturday and 11pm on Sunday.6801 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. (910) 256-9677. www.

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

cHriS’ coSmic KiTcHen Serving breakfast all day as well as lunch and handmade cheesecake, Chef and Owner Chris Lubben loves to make many of his menu items from scratch. Whether you’re in the mood for a fluffy 3-egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is your “Out of this World” Breakfast/Lunch Destination. Evening restaurant rental is available, as well as a Personal Chef service. Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is located at 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109, on the corner of Racine Dr. and Eastwood Rd. OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday 7am-4pm & 5pm9pm. Sunday Brunch 9-2. Closed Monday. Take-out calls welcome, 792-6720. Follow us on Twitter @CosmicKitchen.

c.G. daWGS For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter

and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. You may find them daily at their new location on the boardwalk of Market and Water St. from 11am to 5pm. Saturdays at the farmers market. Thursday-Saturday nights they are on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm to 3:00am. Then they finish the week off at Fibbers on Sunday nights until 3am. To busy to leave the office? Ask about their lunch time delivery service for downtown!!

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

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

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

KeFi Kefi, founded in 1981 by a group of friends, has a long-standing tradition as a favorite local

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

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Trolly Stop Hot Dogs are family owned with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces. Dogs include Smithfield (beef & pork), Southern Dog, Sabrett (all beef), Northern Dog, Carolina Packers Pork Dog (smoked sausage), Oscar Mayer 98% Fat Free Dogs (turkey) and Light Life Veggie Dog (soy). Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open six days including Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm Sun-Wed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 4523952. Open at 11am on Sat.; South Howe St. in Southport, 457-7017; 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, 458-5778. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416.

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

Pine VaLLeY marKeT Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; closed Sunday. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD.

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


aSian BiG THai and BiG THai TWo Now with two convenient locations to serve you, Big Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews, Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake, made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 763-3035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sunday. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588): Lunch M-F 11-2:30, Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Sunday 5-9.

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

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

Hiro japanese steakHouse What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at

inDoCHine restaurant anD lounge If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in

a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229.

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

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.

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

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

sliCe oF liFe “Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. We have the largest tequila selection in Wilmington. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.” Stop by for lunch dinner, or a late-night treat, open from 11:30am until 3am, seven days a week, 365 days a year, all ABC permits. 122 Market Street between Second and Front, downtown Wilmington. 251-9444. Visit our 2nd location at 1437 Military Cutoff Rd., next to PT’s! (910) 256-2229

service and our smooth reggae music. Operating hours are: Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Wednesday – Saturday 11:45am – 9:00pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Check us out at www.jamaicascomfortzone. com or call us at (910) 399-2867.

latin aMeriCan san juan CaFe San Juan Café offers the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Nightly drink specials! Hours of Operation Mon-Sat from 11am-2:30pm, and from 5-10pm. Open Sun from 5-10pm. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates!

organiC loVeY’s Market Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheat-free, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours:

jaMaiCan jaMaiCa’s CoMFort Zone Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is Wilmington’s Authentic Caribbean Restaurant conveniently located at 417 S. College Road in University Landing. We offer exquisite Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, whether they are for spicy Jamaican jerk chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections, our warm décor, atmosphere, excellent

HORSE DRAWN TROLLEY HALLOWEEN GHOST RIDE Oct. 22nd-24th • Oct. 28th-31st • 6-9pm Board & Depart at Market & Water Streets $ 12 adults $5 children under 12 for more info call 251-8889 Springbrook Farms Inc.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 509-0331;

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

CALL 910-791-0688 to find out how your restaurant can be listed in the Dining Guide.

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

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


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sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sports-themed restaurant is home to over 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. Carolina Ale House serves its full menu from 11a – 2a daily. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.


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

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Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilm-

Paddy’s Hollow is located downtown in historic Wilmington, tucked away in the Cotton Exchange. We are a favorite with locals and tourists. Family steaks owned and operated since 1982.

ington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a full-service bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 5035 Market Street; (910) 392-6313.

caroliNa ale HoUse Voted best new restaurant AND best

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

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Interview with an Almost-Vampire: New author Darnell Jefferson shows Wilmington his teeth


didn’t take it as a coincidence when Lady Gaga’s “Show Me Your Teeth” blared from my car stereo as I received an email alert from my editor about my next assignment. She asked if I wanted to cover the emerging work of Wilmington‘s newest author, Darnell Jefferson, who has written the first “how-to” guide on becoming a vampire. Yes—a vampire. So, I detoured home, gathered my cross, a wooden stake, a bottle of Holy water and shoved them into my Chanel. I felt as readied as any Buffy to dig into “Vampire 101: The Complete Guide To Becoming A Vampire.” Jefferson is not that far off kilter with his new book. Strewn across the publishing world are mountains of titles devoted to all things vampiric. In my research I found a book focused entirely to just knitting like a vampire! Modern literature has also formed

by: Tiffany Gabrielse

Vampire 101: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Vampire By: Darnell Jefferson Outskirts Press $15.95 a new movement of the vampire as our hero. This vampire only sucks blood as a total last resort or only hunts animals to ease the unbearable anguish caused by their insatiable hunger. With Edward shimmering his pale physique across movie screens around the world, vampirism is undoubtedly hotter than ever—and it’s not


Grab a cup of Joe and pull up a seat—Encore Cafe will titillate your curiosity and fulfill your desire to stay connected! Here, you’ll find a collection of wondrously random information, staying true to the spirit of Wilmington’s premier printed weekly. We’ll be serving up podcasts, blogs from new writers, events, random posts—a whole mishmash of entertainment, right at your virtual fingertips.

“Anything. Everything. The World.” by Carly Yansak

“ILMusic: Songs Penned in Wilmington” by Justin Lacy

“Smorgasbord” by Marco Raye

“The Fashion Beat” by Claire LaSure

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just for tweens anymore. As a woman creeping toward her 30s, I find the danger of vampires strangely captivating. Jefferson believes that to understand the fascination with vampires, one only has to gaze into the mirror. We all want to be seductive, to possess the ability to have anyone or anything we want, to be strong, intelligent and eternally young, filled with energy. Now there’s a literal manual. “Vampires are everywhere!” Jefferson assured me during our interview. Somehow he read my mind and saw the doubt forming around my brain. I wondered if there was something supernatural going on. “Set aside your vision of the popular vampire,” he directed. “Set aside the black hair, black clothes and lipstick. That’s not what it’s all about. That’s not what my book is about. True vampires today are really just people who want to be who they are without question. Vampires don’t apologize for who they are and neither do those who want to be vampires. It’s a persona to be who you want to be without feeling

bad for it.” Consider “Vampire 101” like a self-help book geared toward the soul-less. Its premise focuses on applying basic everyday meditation rituals to better ones in life and to live to the fullest capability. Touching on subjects ranging from dating to how to control one’s finances, Jefferson promises “Vampire 101” is not about the darker regions or the sadistic extremes many make about the vampiric occult. In fact, Jefferson is quite adamant about rejecting those twisted notions. “I spent three and a half years doing research for this book,” he noted. “I felt like I had to write this because so many get the idea of vampires all wrong.” In the end, being a vampire does not mean one doesn’t have a moral compass. “So many get thrown off,” he added. “I’m hoping that when someone reads this they‘ll see [that], yea, it’s a fun read, but it’s more than that. It’s not like other books that tell you how to live your life. Other self-help books explain how to live the author’s life. They’ll tell you something like, ‘Go try two crazy things a day!’ [That’s] not my thing. ‘Vampire 101’ shows you how to find your own path and how to live your own life. And that’s just the issue: A lot of people are afraid of living; vampires aren’t.” Will the casket ever be eternally closed on the vampire mania? Not likely. The fascination with vampires is actually doing the opposite. It’s growing and evolving greatly on a daily basis. Just take a look at the video games, manga and social networking sites that encapsulate our lives. It has assimilated just as Stoker’s “Dracula” learned to navigate London. There isn’t a lack of cultures or media formats for the vampire craze to adapt to or inspire. Jefferson is right. Vampires are everywhere. As for Jefferson‘s whereabouts, when the sun sets on October 28th at 7 p.m., he’ll be signing copies of of his book at Pomegranate Books. It’s an event he promises won’t suck.

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pon first walking into Sage Salon and Spa, located on 7110 Wrightsville Avenue, something is noticeably differentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t smell like a salon. There are no chemical fumes and no acrylic odors because the pollutants arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there. Sage is the first salon in Wilmington to become green certified. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one succinct motto the salonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners, Lauren Farraher and Amelia Smith, can agree on, it is: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indulge in responsible beauty.â&#x20AC;? Both Farraher and Smith had a heart for owning their own business, but it was Farraher who spurred the green initiative. Because â&#x20AC;&#x153;going greenâ&#x20AC;? had never been done in a Wilmington salon before, Farraher and Smith wanted to lead the way for change. To get certified they began making small changes in their shop, such as switching the lighting and equipment to Energy Star and using recycled wood for the color bar. There are also volatile organic compound (VOC)eating plants in Sage and renewed furniture that Farraher either bought off Craigslist or kept from the previous owners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mother Earth, and without her, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have much,â&#x20AC;? Farraher explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think part of the reason we opened up a green-certified salon is to bring awareness to the community.â&#x20AC;? The incentive began not only as a need to support eco-friendly ways of living but also as a need to protect fellow stylists. While clients may come and go, hair dressers and spa professionals are exposed to hazardous conditions throughout the workday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a high incidence for hair dressers with cancer, respiratory issues [and] immune issues because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in this industry for so long, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got their hands in it every day,â&#x20AC;? Smith claims, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a health issue on top of an environmental one.â&#x20AC;? Said health issues also channel over to the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair, which is why Sage has decided to include a comprehensive line of natural, organic and vegan styling and skin-care prod-

by: Claire LaSure ucts. A natural product, much like the salonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bioelements skincare line, is a product that uses anything naturally derived, like essential oils or plant derivatives during the manufacturing process, ultimately evading the use of chemicals. Organic products are similar, but have taken the time and gone through the procedures to obtain certification. A vegan product takes the process one step further by refusing to permit any animal byproduct or testing. The products are also solely plant-based. A popular vegan color product at Sage is Pravana. Pravana, like almost all color lines, does contain ammonia; however, the percentage is about 1.3. Most color lines contain between 3.8 and 4.3 percent ammonia. The technology is there, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not quite efficient enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[As soon as we can,] weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to completely get rid of any ammonia, and then that would be the last thing that we have thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually considered a chemical,â&#x20AC;? Farraher says. One chemical that Pravana does completely do without is PPD, or (get ready for this one) paraphenylenediamine. PPD is a harmful chemical often found in permanent hair dyes that may cause allergic reactions on the skin, both to stylist and client. Both Farraher and Smith have devoted their time to a salon that fights against these synthetic invaders. Both owners explain what Farraher calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;the outer-shell syndromeâ&#x20AC;?; that many of Sageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients are concerned about what goes into their bodies, but many also forgot to consider what goes on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your skin is your largest organ, so everything that goes on your skin goes into your body,â&#x20AC;? Smith says. The absence of harmful chemicals can also be a natural boost to the immune system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of cancer survivors who come here,â&#x20AC;? Smith continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to keep creating that environment for the cancer



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GREEN SERVICE: Sage Salon and Spa features natural products and techniques in making sure their clients stay beautiful while also leaving less of a carbon footprint behind them. Photo by Claire LaSure.

to grow, so they come to us.â&#x20AC;? When customers come to Sage Salon and Spa, they should feel good about being in an eco-friendly environment. The air quality is better, the products safer, and the even the walls inspire â&#x20AC;&#x153;think green.â&#x20AC;? The spa and esthetician rooms are coordinated in nature themes: earth, air, fire and water. Clients can unwind under a lush sponge-painted tree while getting a shampoo or color treatment. Besides the â&#x20AC;&#x153;feel-goodâ&#x20AC;? bonus, clients can rest assured in the black beauty chairs, knowing that Sage is working toward envi-

ronmentally-friendly causes. Sage is investing in company resourcefulness to turn the industry around. The salon focuses on small initiatives to lessen their carbon footprint such as recycling aluminum hair foils and color bottles, maintaining a work-composting program, biodegradable toe separators and flip-flops, and soy-based nail polish and remover. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[We want] to provide customer services and all the beauty services that a woman could want and need, but do so in a responsible manner,â&#x20AC;? Smith says. Sage Salon and Spa also reaches out to the environmental community and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to get clients involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recycle clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hair,â&#x20AC;? Farraher states. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used to soak up oil spills. Sage sends in the hair clippings to Matter of Trust (www.matteroftrust. org), a charity organization which weaves hair mats to quickly absorb oil. Matter of Trust is not currently accepting donations due to a high influx of donations since the Gulf oil spill, so Sage saves the cuttings for local farmers who use the hair as a deterrent for garden pests like deer, fox and rabbits. The salon also designates special events where partial proceeds of a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earnings will go toward an environmental organization, like Cape Fear River Watch, Sierra Club or the Arbor Day Foundation. Despite Sage Salon and Spaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for green, beauty does not fall to the wayside. Cuts, styles, color, wax and massages are all reasonably priced, with relaxation at its highest potential. A complete list of services or stylists can be found at:

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MAKING GOODIES: Featuring plural wordplay by Doug Peterson ACROSS 1 Ritzy 5 Shining example 10 Kettle sound 14 “By Jove!” 18 Sailing or whaling 19 S.O.S alternative 20 Muscle malady 21 Hugs and kisses, in letters 22 Sailors’ toppers? 24 Author Uris 25 Well-qualified 26 Two-term prez 27 Surrealist Magritte 28 Enjoyable jitters? 31 Heavy artillery 33 Untrustworthy ones 36 Curmudgeon 37 Six-pack component 38 Enter 39 Move swiftly 40 AWOL pursuers 43 Snacks for the skipper? 46 Korean Peninsula capital 48 Carnival pitchmen 49 Pothook shape 50 Get together 52 More, in commercials 53 15th-century start 54 Not a lot 56 Class for EMTs 57 Tariff target 59 Never existed 61 Scale notes 63 Puts on the tube 64 Cabinet feature 65 Tippler 66 Do drawings in a betting parlor? 70 Naval noncom 73 Sundance Festival’s home

75 Idle of comedy 76 Old __ (London theatre) 77 Check the fit of 79 Indiana Jones topper 81 Go bad 82 Badger 84 Top spot 85 Not much 86 Invalid 88 Greek letters 91 Steals, as steers 93 Hammock holders 95 Areas posting hay-fever alerts? 98 Aurora equivalent 99 Unoriginal reply 101 Hymn accompaniers 102 Pro Bowl team, briefly 103 Female zebra 104 Salad-oil holders 105 Remove with effort 108 Pacts between pugs? 112 Fit as a fiddle 114 Kin of ante 115 All over again 116 Stratford-upon-__ 117 Tailgate barbecues? 121 Future dr.’s exam 122 Declared 123 Polo designer 124 Center of authority 125 Medieval worker 126 Beverly Hillbillies daughter 127 Proverbial battlers 128 Shows curiosity DOWN 1 Go to pieces 2 City near Kyoto 3 Poker research? 4 Farmer’s forkful

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where to be, what to do in Wilmington and beyond

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shadow cast: 10/31, midnight. The absolute most extreme production of this cult classic film only at the Browncoat. Doors at 10pm; costume contests and interactive games w/prizes all night long! 21+: $10; under 21: $20 • Guerilla Theatre’s After Dark Costume Contest: 10/31, 10pm. Sign Up is free; prizes are unbelievable! Not recommended for the prudish or faint of heart!• PCP Talent Search, Weds., 8-10pm. Looking for dancers, spoken wordsmiths, hip-hop and R&B performers, comedy and more. Download entry form: talentsearch. (910) 763-4138. • Thursday Night Live, 10pm. Brand new sketch comedy show featuring the talented members of Pineapple Shaped Lamps. The Halloween Show, 10/28. Dress appropriately, it’s going to be a bloody good time! $5. 111 Grace St., or 910-3410001

FIT FOR FUN CENTER Pumpkin Party! (for kids ages 5 and under), 10/29, 9am-noon, $5/child. A fun non scary event where everyone is invited to wear their costumes. We will have a parade, a pumpkin games, and much more! 341-4630. CAPE FEAR FAIR AND EXPO Beginning this year, the fair will donate $1 of every advance ticket toward a newly established scholarship fund at CFCC. Advance tickets (available at area Scotchman stores): $13; or $16 at door. Fair runs from Thurs., 10/28-Sat., 11/6, at Wilmington International Airport. www.caperfearfair. com or 313-1234. BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATRE “Frankenstein is Dead” by Justin Cioppa: 10/2831,8pm. In this terror filled play by local author Justin Cioppa, Victor von Frankenstein has fled Europe after unleashing an unspeakable horror on his homeland. En route to the new world, his ship is caught up in a hurricane leaving him shipwrecked on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Even as he is nursed back to health by the kindly unsuspecting residents of this rural area, his dark past stalks him from the shadows.Tickets: $10, $5 for students $5. • ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with live

TRICK OR TREAT TROT To benefit Communities In Schools of Cape Fear! 10/30. Dress in your Halloween finest; prizes for best costume. Reg: 8am (pre-reg,; race time, 9am. Course: 10K (6.2 Miles) 5K (3.1 miles), USATF Certified, 1 mile Fun Run. Courses are certified USATF and start on Princess Street between 4th & 5th streets. 10 K is twice around. 1 Mile Fun Run is one half mile

up the same course and back to the finish. Fees: Early Registration ends on Oct. 22nd. Pre-reg, 5K, 10K: $25. Pre-reg, Fun Run: $10. Day of fees: 5K, 10K, $35 ;or $20, Fun Run. Fees include Tshirt (first 150 registrants), refreshments, and awards for top finishers and best costume. Checks made payable to Communities in Schools of Cape Fear. Packet Pickup: TrySports ,901 Town Centre Drive


Halloween always brings up safety measures, from wearing reflectors on costumes to checking candy for objects that shouldn’t be ingested. Independence Mall offers a safe way for parents and children to enjoy the free-candy holiday, as they’re open on the 31st from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Merchants will be handing out candy to all the lovely witches and ghosts, cowboys and Indians, Buzz Lightyears and Barbies; free.

from 4-7pm on October 28 or at race site on day of race. Brian Blake: TRICK OR TREAT AT THE MALL For a safe, enclosed area where kids can still dress up in their Halloween best for candy and treats, parents can head over to Independence Mall off Oleander Drive. Merchants will hand out candy to the children from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. KOOKY SPOOKY JAM-BOO READ 10/30, 5-7pm, Kooky Spooky Jam-BooRead. A kids’ festival, feat. scary stories and non-scary fall-theme activities.Kids invited to arrive dressed in costume or as a favorite book character.Admission charge. Children’s Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange St, 910-254-3534. SCARY CREEPY CRITTERS 10/31: Scary Creepy Critters. 1:30-3pm. Educational program, nature trail hike, and creepy crafts that revolve around bats, spiders, and other scary, creepy creatures, ages 6-10 yrs. Pre-reg. rqd. Admission charge. Halyburton Park, 910-3410075. TRUNK OR TREAT Boiling Springs Park and Rec welcome Trunk or Treat at Boiling Spring Lake Park, 10/31, 5:30 and 7:30pm. Register a vehicle to hand out candy to local youth. Kids 14 and under welcome for $2 donation, with proceeds benefitting New Hope Medical Clinic. Includes trunk or treat bag, and candy for all kids and soda, and hot pizza for the first 500 kids. (910) 845-3693 or mgreen@

Events K&M SPEED NETWORKING K&M Speed Networking: 10/28, 11:45am-2pm, at Harold W. Wells & Son 5 N. 3rd St., downtown Wilmington. Other events in Leland, Southport, and North Myrtle Beach. First two events are free; $10 otherwise for non-members. Annual membership includes unlimited visits to events, reserving a spot in our Business Directory which will hit up to 20K businesses/individuals from Wilmington to MB, and more. Light lunch provided. RSVP: Kerry.Kasotsky@ Bring biz cards and door prizes! WRITER’S WEEK SYMPOSIUM Writer’s Week Symposium: 11/1-5, feat. National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson as keynote speaker, 7pm, 11/2, Kenan Auditorium. Symposium welcomes writers of local and national interest, publishing professionals, UNCW students and members of the public with an interest in literature. Includes workshops, panels, readings and manuscript conferences. Roster consists of numerous Ecotone contributors, including Denis Johnson, Katie Fallon, Rivka Galchen, Charlotte Matthews, Ron Rash and Jon Pineda. It also features former Ecotone editors Jay Varner, Kimi Faxon Hemingway and Heather Wilson, as well as Peter Steinberg of The Steinberg Agency and Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books. Biographies of these guests and a detailed Writers Week schedule: news_calendar.html. Free and open to the public. 910-962-7063.

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27TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FLOTILLA 27th Annual North Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach: Sat., 11/6, 9am, 5k Run & Fun Loop Walk at Wrightsville Beach Park • Fri., 11/26: 5:30pm. Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa at Wrightsville Beach Park. 7pm Holiday Launch Party at the Blockade Runner • Sat., 11/27, 10am-4pm: Festival in the Park at Wrightsville Beach Park; 6pm, Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks. Ashley Miller: 910-538-9270

FESTIVAL LATINO Amigos Internacional will be holding the 12th annual Festival Latino on 11/6 at Hugh MacRae Park. With 25,000 in attendance in 2009, Amigos Internacional is expecting a great turnout. There will be food, music, and arts and crafts from all over Latin America. Festivites kick off at 11am and continue until 5pm, with music going later into the evening. Entrance is free and there will be kid’s festivities all day. For more information the website for the festival is THALIAN HALL 11/6: The Red Clay Ramblers—NC’s Tony Awardwinning ultra-eclectic, label-defying string band who’s the favorite of everyone from symphonies to hoe-downs. main stage. 910632-2285 or 800-523-2820 310 Chestnut Street SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP EXPO Shop ‘til You Drop Expo: Sat., 11/13, 9-3pm, CB Berry Community Center, on Route 179 at Hwy 17 at SC state line, Little River. Shop 25 of your favorite home party products all under one roof. Cash & carry, door prizes, discounts, refreshments. free admission Bring canned good for local Helping Hand. Diane Davis: 843-756-3494 or 843-5044271 . www.tastefullysimple. com/web/ddavis1 FARMERS’ MARKETS Riverfront Farmers’ Market on Sat., 8am-1pm. Remains open every Saturday (except October 2 Riverfest) through 12/18, 8am-1pm, downtown. Features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts, and more. N. Water St. (between Market & Princess streets). • Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market on Wed., 8am-1pm. Everything is locally grown or made: in-season fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, eggs, cheese and mroe! Through 12/15, rain or shine. 10200 U.S. 17, a mile from the I-40 bypass.(910) 686-9518ext. 26 • Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market open every Saturday, 8am-1pm, feat. over 40 vendors, 75/25 farmers to arts and craft vendors, selling everything from produce to flowers, jewelry to photography.

Charity/Fund-raisers CAPE FEAR RED TROUT CELEBRITY CLASSIC 10/28-30: 2010 Cape Fear Red Trout Celebrity Classic Tourney to benefitCystic Fibrosis Foundation! ESPN will cover this year’s tourney. Taking place at Blockade Runner Hotel and Resort. Annual dinner and silent/live auction, 10/28, 5:30pm on lawn of the Blockade Runner overlooking the Atlantic.10/29: 6:30am breakfast and tourney sign in. Fishing from 7am-4pm (teams must check in at dock at Blockade Runner). Food and beverages at checkin. 10/30, 7am-3pm w/wards party ocean-side at the Blockade Runner, 4pm. BBQ and live music, concluding with the awards ceremony. Lunch provided each day for all anglers and guides.Pete Baxley (910) 231-0461 or; or Adam Meyer (910) 515-4360 or adam@charterlakes. com. BLUE AND WHITE BASH Blue and White Bash: Fri., 10/27, 7pm. Beer, wine, buffet dinner, live music and silent auction. Benefits Cape Fear’s Communities in Schools. TThe American Christian Theater presents a play: “The State vs. Jesus Christ”. The play will be presented at Southside Baptist Church, Sunday, August 8th at 3:00 p.m. Admission is Free ickets: $75/person at all RBC Bank locations (in Wilmington) or 910343-1901. JDRF WALK TO CURE DIABETES JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes, Sat., 10/30, Mayfaire Event Field.Registration at 8:30am and the official start is at 9:30am. Walkers will be treated to morning refreshments, post-walk lunch, entertainment, special attractions, children’s activities, and plenty of family Halloween fun! Team photos will take place both before and after the walk & the Team Costume contest will take place at 11am after the walk. Register: Erin Mabry: 910-509-9899 or

ZUMBA CLASS CHARITY EVENT The Crest, Zumba Fitness and Independence Mall are hosting Zumba dance classes on Sat, 10/30 to raise money for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project. 10am and noon, Dillard’s Wing of Independence Mall next to Playtown. $1/class and participants of all experience levels are invited. Wendy Joyner: 910512-1291 or Paula Corbett: 910-231-4770. ANGELS OF HOPE 2011 Angels of Hope calendar to benefit Women of Hope, a multi-faceted charitable organization that focuses on women and women’s cancers, feat. 13 portraits of local children as angels. The public has the opportunity to vote for the favorite angel to be featured on the cover: www.kennybarnes. com/angels-calendar.html. The top three angels will also be featured in the 2010 Boxed Set of Christmas Cards. Every vote is a dollar, which will go directly to Women of Hope. Deadline: 10/31, 2010. Calendars will sell for $12.95 ea. and the Christmas cards (for a box of 18) $50. A portion of the proceeds from the calendars and Christmas cards will go to Women of Hope. Elizabeth: (910) 392-4214. ANGEL TREE 2010 Methodist Home for Children: Christmas Angel Tree Program. Put up an Angel Tree in your church or business, and we will provide the Angel’ with a child’s wishes to be hung on the tree the month of November. Select an angel and help make Christmas morning bright for a child or family. Regina Hawse:910471-6088 or; Brian Wylie: 910-538-2091 or NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY The Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals announces winners of annual awards at the breakfast on 11/4, 7:30am at Hilton Riverside donwtown; winners featured in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Leigh Muscl: or www.

UNC Wilmington Circle K Club. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for the same price. Proceeds support youth programs in our local community. OPERATION FREE TURKEY Salvation Army is launching “Operation Forklift” to put the “thanks” back in Thanksgiving. You buy the turkey with a $10 donation to The Salvation Army. We will complete the basket with stuffing, cranberry sauce, veggies, and all the trimmings. Let’s give people something to really be thankful for! Stacey-Colette Penn: 910-762-2070 ART SOUP Fourth Friday Gallery Nights Fundraiser, Fri, 11/19, 7-9pm, at Caffe Pheonix, 35 N. Front St. Join us as we celebrate another triumphant year of the monthly art walk in Wilmington. Featuring live music with local folk-funk band Transtrum as well as a variety of hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and sponsors. A one night exhibition of select artists from Acme Art Studios. $10 tickets available at Caffe Phoenix and at participating galleries. All


Big Dawg Productions presents the Pulitzer Prizeand Tony Award-winning play “That Championship Season” at 310 Castle Street on Thursday the 28th, 8 p.m. Directed by Lou Criscuolo, the show takes place in 1972, and pokes at the bigotry, hate and racism that took place in small-town America in the ‘50s. Tickets are $15-$18 and can be purchased at Cape Fear Playhouse, downtown. (910) 341-7228.

proceeds go continuing the grassroots efforts of all participating galleries and art spaces to promote and provide another season of Fourth Friday events in downtown Wilmington. 910-620-2047, 910-3431395 or

Theatre/Auditions BIG DAWG PRODUCTIONS Big Dawg presents “That Championship Season,” a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. Directed Lou Criscuolo, the play takes ruthless aim at America’s culture of winning at all costs, with additional jabs at 1950s-era small-town America and its bigotry, double-dealing, racism and hate. Set in 1972, the plot focuses on a group of five men whose lives have not gone as they’d hoped and who therefore seek refuge in memories of their glory days 10/28-31, 11/4-7 and 11-14, Thurs-Sat, 8pm, and Sun., 3pm. $18 GA, $15 for students, seniors and military. Thurs. shows: $10. 910-341-7, titled “Holly Follies,” feat. three one-act comedies by local playwright Kathryn Martin. 12/3-5 and 10-2. Season flex passes, offering six admissions, $75 (a $100 value). The theater also offers a dinner/theater package for groups of 30 or more at $40/ticket. 910-341-7228 or Cape Fear Playhouse, downtown Wilmington. 613 Castle St. PORCH THEATRE COMPANY Porch Theatre Company & Front Street Brewery presents Clue! Mystery Dinner Theatre Halloween Special. Thurs., 10/28, 6:30pm. Fast-paced, family-friendly whodunnit adaptation of CLUE. Suspicious characters, deadly weapons and sinister rooms. Adults: $40 or Kids: $20. 910-2326611 or Front Street Brewery Restaurant, 9 N. Front St., downtown. Costumes welcomed! Celebrity and youth judges to pick the best dressed! Prizes include: complimentary nights at Angie’s Bed and Breakfast in Historic

HOT DRESS, HOT DATE Thurs, 11/4, 6-9pm, at Coastline Conference and Expo Center, Wilma Nights presents “Hot Dress Hot Date” Holiday Fashion Show and Auction. Get a glimpse of the latest holiday fashions from local boutiques, network with Wilma readers for a night of fun, and bid on your favorite local bachelor or celebrity for a lunch on the town, all for a good cause. Auction proceeds benefit Girls Incorporated of Wilmington. Bachelors are: Adam Freeman, O2 Fitness; Dutch Hawk, 94.5 FM, The Hawk; Craig Melville, Wilmington Police Dept; Bryan Metzger, Cartmen; Chris Wilkerson, Greater Wilmington Business Journal. or Suesan Sullivan at (910) 343-8600 x213; ssullivan@ LAOH CRAFT FAIR LAOH Craft Fair, 11/6, 10am-4pm, St. Mark’s Church 1011 Eastwood Rd. 20+ vendors displaying their unique jewelry, doll clothes, irish jewelry and gifts, artwork, crafts, homemade items, etc. Snack ar too! All proceeds benefit Honor Flight Southeastern NC & Tileston Medical Clinic @ St Mary Parish. Margaret Medon: (910) 686-8708 ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET 11/6, 10am-noon, and 11/7, 10am-3pm: Grace United Methodist Church, 401 Grace St, downtown. Features a wide variety of gifts that are taxdeductible which support not only local but global humanitarian and environmental causes. It could be seeds or chicks or a goat for a family; supplies for part of a water well for a village; school supplies or a teacher’ salary for a school; and locally, food for a food bank. Tangible items will also be available from Ten Thousand Villages. Buying a gift here helps the cause you support but also honors the person receiving your gift. or or call 792-9953. KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will hold its 40th annual Kiwanis “Pancake Day” on Sat., 11/6, in the cafeteria at J.T. Hoggard High School. “All-you-caneat” pancakes and sausage meal, 6:30am-1:30pm. Advanced tickets: $5, available from any member of the Kiwanis Club, J.T. Hoggard High School Key Club, New Hanover High School Key Club or

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It’s that time of year– almost!

BEST OF WILMINGTON 2011 Call for entries Soon, all of Wilmington will be casting their ballots for the Best Of Wilmington 2011.

Every year we take pride in designing a unique Best-Of Award that will be presented to the winners at our annual party, honoring the best that the Port City has to offer. These awards will be displayed all over town in local businesses, from the best coffee shop to the best book store to TV and radio stations.

Since its inception, the Best-Of Award has looked pretty much the same. For the new decade, we decided to stir things up and devise a campaign for designing a unique award every year.

This year it’s your turn to show off your visual art skills. The first annual Best-Of Wilmington Award Design Contest

The contest is open to all photographers, illustrators, graphic designers and fine artists—students or professionals. We are open to any idea, but your design must prominently incorporate the encore “ ” and be proportional to 5”(h) x 7” (w) for consideration. Also keep in mind there must be room on the bottom of the award for us to insert the Best-Of category and winner. Digital designs accepted only, and they must be submitted at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

Deadline for submission: December 17th, 2010. For more information log onto or email

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Downtowns Wilmington, iPod, collection of Celia Rivenbark’s books, and gift certificates to local eateries! 910-232-6611. ALICE IN PIRATELAND Alice in Pirateland: The Corsair’s Cup, written by Zach Hanner and drected by Cherri McKay. After returning from her unusual adventure in Wonderland, Alice and four friends find themselves plunged in to a creepy, bizarre world where deadly pirates threaten them at every turn. Produced by Journey Productions and Thalian Hall, starring Zach Hanner, Melissa Stanley, Caylan McKay and Lily Zukerman. Wed-Thur, 10/28, 11/3-4, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 10/29-30 and 11/5, 8pm; and Sat and Sun matinees, 10/3031, 3pm. GA: $10 or $7 on family-night Wed., 11/3. Tickets: 910-362-2285 or com. GLEE PERFORMANCE CLUB GLEE class now offered at The Performance Club Studio Theater! On-going Wednesday’s 66:45pm. Visit or call 910-338-3378 for more information on all classes. 6624 Gordon Rd, Studio B. 910-338-3378 or TACT TACT: 11/3: Fall Workshop for ages 7-11, feat. showcase at end of 5 weeks. Educators: Timothy Allan Mills and Denice Hopper. Performances on 12/4 and 11. Theme: “A Year with Frog and Toad.” Whimsical story features an unlikely friendship between a cheerful Frog and a rather grumpy Toad and the life lessons they learn during the four seasons of one year. All events at at the Hannah Block 2nd Street Stage, 120 S. 2nd St. HAIRSPRAY Techmoja Dance Co. presents “Hairspray” 11/1214,19-21 and 26-28, 8pm, with Sun. matinees at 3pm. Hannah Block Historic USO 120 S. Second St. Direction and choreography by Kevin Lee-y Green. Tickets: $18 adult or $15 students/seniors, (910) 341-7860. GREETINGS “Greetings” by Tom Dudzick—a heartwarming two-act comedy, directed by Katina Greeves. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Originally produced by the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ; Gregory S. Hurst, producing director. 11/12, 13 and 14; 11/19, 20 and 21. Sneads Ferry Community Center, 126 Park Ln. Tickets: $12/door. 910-327-2798. www. PROOF The Red Barn Studio Theatre Presents “Proof,” by David Auburn. Directed by Steve Bakunas, and featuring Isabel Heblich, Adam Poole, Audra Glyn Smith and Steve Bakunas. Through 11/13. WedSat, 8pm; Sundays, 3pm. $27 for adults, $25 for students/seniors. Box Office open Tues-Sat, 25pm. 762-0955 or 1122 S. Third St.

10/30: ThaT’s a capella

• Three Penny Opera: 2/10-13, 18-20, 25-27. • The Little Dog Laughed: 3/10-13, 18-20, 25-27. • Godspell: 4/7-10, 15-17, 22-24. • Altar Boyz: 5/5-8, 13-15, 20-22. • Point Break Live! Will run throughout the month of June 2011. All shows at City Stage, downtown Wilmington. (910)264-2602. BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE 2010-11 The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad from ‘The Wind in the Willows,’ presented by Stagestruck players, youth theatre. 7:30 pm, 2/25-27, 3/4-6, and Sun. matinees, 3pm. Both theatre productions at Odell Williamson Auditorium Event Center, Brunswick Community College, Thom Clemmons:910-5244869 • Musical Review in Franklin Square Park. Free show under the stars, 5/2011 (exact dates TBA.)

Comedy CABINEER’S PROMOTIONS PRESENTS... Live comedy and R&B show, Sat., 11/6, 10pm; doors at 9pm. Feat. live R&B, as well as comedienne Pat Brown and Monte Rodgers. Tickest available at Johnson’s Groceries, Quality Cutz, Wilmington Sportsmen’s Club and Turning Heads Beauty Salon. $10 early bird tickest through 10/31; $15/adv or $20 day of. daddycabineers@ Wilmington Sportsmen Club, 1111 Castle St. NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Every week at Nutt St: Tues. and Wed. Improv with the “Nutt House” troupe ($5 cover and $1 Front St draft beer);Thurs. Open Mic Stand-up; Fri. and Sat.: Nationally Touring Comedians:. Schedule: 10/29-30: Todd Barry. 29th: one show at 8pm, doors; 9pm, show. 30th: two shows, 1st, 7pm doors and 8pm show; 2nd, 9:30 doors; 10pm show. Special event-tickets $15 advance/day of. • 11/1213: Justice League of Comedy, feat. King Rich and Kyle Davis. 8pm,doors; 9pm, show. Tickets $8/10 • 11/19-20: Jesse Joyce. 8pm doors; 9pm show . Tickets $10/$12 • 12/3-4: Vic Henley . 8pm doors; 9pm show. Tickets $10/12. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts THAT’S A CAPELLA 10/30, 7:30pm: Azalea Coast Chorus of Sweet Adelines International presents “That’s A Cappella,” a show in four part harmony. Join these sassy gals as they create an ingenious method to send a gift of Barbershop harmony to the troops overseas.Featured guest artists include Kevin Lee-y Green with his TechMoja Dance and Theater Company. City Stage at Level Five, 21 N. Front St. $12; $10/seniors, students (w/ID). (910) 342-0272 TAKE THE LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL Winoca Records presents “Take the Lake Music Festival” at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 10/30, 1-10pm, feat. best local and regional music acts: Onward, Soldiers, Charlie the Horse, Mandolin Orange, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Dirty Bourbon River Show, The Kingston Springs, Rayland Baxter and more. Local and/or organic food and drinks. Wide range of community organizations on site with booths set up to educate the greater Wilmington population about the creative endeavors abound in their community, including Full Belly Project, Cucalorus and more. Family event; children under15, free. Day-long passes: $20 at www. Portion of the proceeds used to reinvigorate the collective efforts of the creative community in Wilmington, “Creative Wilmington,”

The azalea coast chorus of sweet adelines International will perform four-part harmony in “That’s a capella” on October 20th, 7:30 p.m., at city stage at level 5, 21 North Front street, downtown Wilmington. The concert will allow the sassy performers to send a gift of Barbershop harmony to troops overseas, and will include featured guest Kevin lee-y Green of TechMoja Dance and Theatre company. Tickets are $10. CITY STAGE THEATER City Stage Announces it’s 2010-11 season as well as changes within the company! We have a new box office number for ticket reservations: (910) 264-2602. Keep an eye out for information about our new website, and online ticket purchasing options! For now visit www.citystageatlevel5. com • Santaland Diaries: 11/26-28, 12/3-5, 10-12. • Chicago: 12/30- 1/2, 1/7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30.

NC SYMPHONY North Carolina Symphony Goes “From Brahms to Bach – and Back Again,” 11/4, 8pm, at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW. Music Director Grant Llewellyn leads the NC Symphony and two of the orchestra’s very own soloists, associate concertmaster Dovid Friedlander and oboe Melanie Wilsden, through a one-of-a-kind concert lineup, “From Brahms

to Bach – and Back Again.” Feat. Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90, Divertimento in B-flat Major that inspired Brahms’s Variations, then Friedlander and Wilsden for Bach’s charming and influential Concerto for Violin and Oboe, and finally Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Tickets: $25-$50; or 919-733-2750. WILMINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT Wilmington Choral Society Fall Concert presents “And All That Jazz” at Scottish Rite Temple, 11/7, 4pm. 1415 S. 17th St. $12 GA; $10 seniors, children 12 & under, free. Non-perishable food for donation to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. CAPE FEAR CHORALE Cape Fear Chorale and orchestra, under the direction of Jerry S. Cribbs, will present its 2010 Fall concert on Sun, 11/21, 4pm, Grace Methodist Church, 401 Grace St. Concert includes the first movement of John Rutter’s Magnificat, and carols composed or arranged by Rutter. All-volunteer Chorale celebrates 12 years with two concerts annually; free and open to the public.Concert expenses are funded through tax-deductible contributions. 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 ZOMBIEFEST 2010 Space 13 presents “ Zombiefest 2010 “ Halloween music throw-down., Sat., 10/30, feat. John Howie Jr. and the Sweathearts; The Phantom Playboys; The Noseriders; and Dexter Romweber Duo. $100 grand prize Halloween costume contest (costumes are not required for entry). Also showing Zombie movies behind the bands all night long. Special appearance by the roller girls. Space 13, a design/ build studio wharehouse located, 1827 Burnett Blvd. (intersection of 3rd St. and Carolina Beach Rd.and Front St.. Doors at 7pm; showtime at 8pm. $10. Alcoholic bevs served.

Dance CAPE FEAR CONTRA DANCERS Cape Fear Contra Dancers presents Tues. Night Contra Dances, 2nd and 4th Tues. at 7:30-9:30pm at the 5th Ave United Methodist Church, 409 South 5th Ave. in Downtown Wilmington. Admission is $3; offers live band and caller, dress casually, family atmosphere with contemporary American Folk Dance. Singles and couples are invited to come. Date are: 11/9, 23. Phoebe Hood: 270-3363. WILMINGTON SINGLES CLUB 10/29: The Country Roads Band, Am. Legion, Post 10; Masquerade Ball Dance. During Oct. bring canned or dry food for “Singles Fighting Hunger.” Members $8/guests $10. www.wilmingtonsingles. Kathleen: 232-3315. BABS MCDANCE Month of October, new four-week sessions, including new classes: Bachata, Thurs, 8pm; HipHop on Thurs, 7pm. New Combinations of classes: West Coast Swing and Hustle on Wed, 8pm. Two-Step and East Coast Swing on Thurs, 6pm • 10/29: We are looking for Zombies to dance Thriller. Thriller class, Sat, noon.10/29, 8pm. Calling gobliins, ghosts and freaks of the night. Halloween costume party. SURFERTANGO Friday intro lessons at Wilmington Athletic Club 6:15-8:45pm. $15/couple. • Wed. Night Tango, Midland Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr. (bar area). Lesson: 7:30pm; dancing: 8:30-10pm. $5/person; couples encouraged. • $5 for two to tango at Art Exposure in Hampstead • Special Sat. intro class 11/6, 11am. Wear loose fitting clothing and shoes that stay in your feet or socks. Space is limited: preregister with Ellen Elder at Art Exposure: artexpO@ CHA-CHA/SWING LESSONS New Hanover County Senior Resource Center: Weds, 12:30:Beginner Ballroom; through 11/3: 12:30: Beginner Ballroom; 1:30:Cha-Cha, 2:30, Swing. 2222 S. College Rd, Singles/Couples,

Advance Register: 799-2001 DANCE-A-LORUS Cucalorus and The Dance Cooperative will join forces in an experimental collaboration of film, dance and music, continuing a tradition that has always wowed its audience. All three medias blend together into the sensory combustion known as “Dance-a-lorus.” 11/11, 7:15pm at Thalian Hall Main Stage, 310 Chestnut St. (910) 632-2241 or (910) 343-5995 for tickets. DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS Stripped: An intimate studio series with Doug Varone and Dnaces, Mon., 11/15, 7pm, free. Showasing movement without lights or costumes, live excerpts of old and new repertory work. Intimate studio atmosphenere gives audiences a chance to get close to the work, the company adnd the artistic process. Q&A follows. • 11/17: 8pm: Doug Varone and Dances live onstage at Kenan Auditorium, $6, students; $8 nonUNCW students; $22 public. Opens with “Lux,” energetic work that embodies Varone’s signature flowing movement style set to Philip Glass’ “The Light.” CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Tues.: Shag Night. Free Shag Lessons with Brad White. Beginner 7:30pm, Intermediate 8pm. Dancing till 11pm. $5 cover. • Line Dance Lessons w/Barbara Braak, 7:30pm; country line dancing, 9:30. Coming Thurs, 11/4: Band of Oz, 8:30pm. • Fri.: Salsa Night. Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons, 7:30pm. $5 cover. Salsa Lessons, 9:30pm & DJ Lalo. Open till 2:30am. • Sat.: Salsa w/DJ LaLo, free, 9pm till close. 10/30: Halloween Party w/Carl Newton and the 5th Ave. Band, 9pm. Carolina Lounge, 910 791-7595. BELLYDANCE CLASSES Bellydance classes held Thurs. evenings, 6:307:30pm at the Firehouse Pilates Studio. Marie: 910-620-3566 or 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 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 PROJEKTE Fri. 10/29: “Paperazzi” Art Opening, co-curated exhibit consisting of 2D and 3D works of art created entirely on paper by local and regional artists. 6pm-midnight, free event. Dress up as favorite iconic movie star or figure, and walk red carpet. Activities include: scary movies, music performances, costume contests, tarot card readings and more. • “Figure Study,” oil on canvas, Bonnie EnglandOngoing events: Sun., 6-8pm, Figure Drawing, $10. • Mon, Yoga Class ; 6:307:30pm, “pay-what-you-can”; Tues: Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30pm, “pay-what-you-can”; Belly-Dancing Class, 7:30-9pm, $15/class or $50/4 classes. • Wed.: African Drum Class, 6:30-7:30pm, $10; 1st Wed. ea. month: Diva Made—a discussion group for and about creative women ; 7:30-9pm, free event. • Thurs: Wine tasting, 6-8pm, free. Every other Thursday: Thursday Theater, 7-9pm, Projekte Jazz, feat. the CFCC Jazz Ensemble, 9pm-midnight, free. • Fri: Pole Dancing Class, 10:30am, $20/class. Projekte Rock ; 8:30 - 11pm, a free event. 1st Friday of every month: Drum Circle, 7-9m, free. Jazz in the Projekte, 9pm-midnight, free. 4th Friday of every month: 4th Friday Gallery Walk and Artist reception, 7-9pm, free. • Sat: Projekte Rock, 8:30-11pm, free. 2nd Saturday of every month: Creative Exchange, 2-5pm, $15 for booth rental for artists, free to public. • Sat. 10/23: “Full Moon Goddess Gala,” feat. music, poetry, workshops and crafts, 2-9:30pm, $3 and some activities are “pay-what-you-can.” 523 South 3rd St. 910-352-0236 or NOVEMBER DRAWING AND PAINTING November Drawing and Painting classes with Lois DeWitt. Small classes: $20 ea. or $75/four. Individual instruction: $25/two hour session. • Paint from a Photo: $20/class, $75/four sessions, Tues, 3-5pm. Bring your favorite photo or printed image, learn basic painting skills to turn it into your own beautiful painting! Use oils, water colors or acrylics. • Watercolor, Wed. 11am-1pm. Learn wet and dry brush, expressive brushstroke, light and shadow washes, spray and splash! Learn watercolor basics or refresh your painting skills. • Drawing: $20/class, $75/four sessions, Wed., 3pm-5pm. Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills. • Drawing, Sat., 11am-1pm. Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills. • Acrylic Painting, Sat., 3-5pm. Color mixing, brushwork, gradations, light and shadow. Learn the basics or refresh your painting skills. ART FOR THE MASSES Sat., 11/20, 11am-5pm: 10th Art for the Masses, featuring local fine art for $25-$250. A one-day event for local fine artists to sell their work directly to the public. No gallery, no middleman, no wine, no cheese, just hardcore capitalism. Artists set-up: Fri., 11/19, 3-8pm. Location to be determined. Reg fee, $75; deadline: 5pm, 10/29. Jenni Harris: aftm@ CAPRICE BISTRO ART SHOW New work by Darren Mulvenna & Jay Edge in the Sofa Lounge at Caprice Bistro. Local artists and a local art space merge with a fresh layer of perspective, as both artists work at Caprice, earning their bread and paint here. Works on display through October. 11 Market St. NO BOUNDARIES No Boundaries International Artist Colony presents “No Boundaries Retrospective” at The Art Gallery of the Cultural Arts Building on the UNCW campus. A 12-year retrospective showcasing all participating international artists since 1998, UNCW Cultural Art’s Building. Hangs through 11/5. • A reknowned


OUTWARD AND WITHIN Art Soup and Tidal Creek Coop present “Outward & Within,” new works from Elizabeth Bender and Tatyana Kulida Shelley. An art exhibition of landscapes and watercolors. Hangs through 10/31. Tidal Creek Coop: 5329 Oleander Dr., Suite 204. 910-799-2667. Steven Gibbs 910-6202047. LET’S FACE IT Elizabeth Darrow’s “Let’s Face It,” new figurative paintings in oil, fresh array of characters, both humorous and poignant, set in her colorful world of gesture, pattern, and texture. 621N4TH Gallery. 621 North 4th St., (910) 520-3325. 621n4th.comHours: 11am-5pm, weekdays, or by appointment. Hangs through October. UNCW ANN FLACK BOSEMAN GALLERY UNCW’s Ann Flack Boseman Galler yannounces its 2010-11 exhibition calendar, covering a diverse collection of media: Junk to Funk, through 11/5, w/reception Thurs., 10/14, 6-7:30pm, Boseman Gallery (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor). Department of Theatre’s professor Mark Sorensen will have eco-fashion show inspired by the book “No Impact Man,” UNCW’s common reading experience choice, displays student-made trash-to-treasure couture. Bringing together the frivolous world of fashion and the environmental need to reduce our carbonfootprint, reuse materials that will go to water, this exhibit marries opposite theories. • Meredith Connelly’s Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show: 11/11-12/12, w/reception on 11/11, 6-7:30pm, Boseman Gallery (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor). Selected annually by the faculty of the Department of Art & Art History, the scholarship is endowed through the generosity of Mark Griffi s and Dave Robertson in honor of Ms. Boseman. The award, which is a merit-based honor, consists of tuition support, as well as a solo exhibition. Shane Fernando,(910) 962-7972 or IVEY HAYES AND FRIENDS Art Show & Sale presented by Ivey Hayes & Friends, w/artists: Z. Ryan Lauzon, Ty Parker, Loraine Scalamoni and Jerry Fox. HBUSO / Community Arts Center, 120 South 2nd St., 11/5, 5-8pm. Wine tasting w/Sliver Coast Winery. Free; door prizes. Phillip Hayes: 910-470-3915 or philliphayes@earthlink. net

Projekte (523 S. 3rd St.) and Bottega Art and Wine Gallery (208 N. Front St.) are teaming up to present the latest paper art exhibit, “Paperazzi,” featuring 2D and 3D works by local and regional artists. The opening night features a Hollywood-style red-carpet gala, where attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite iconic movie stars. Activities include music performances, games, tarot-card readings, scary movies and more! artist from our Wilmington Sister City in Belize, as well as artists from Spain, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, and the United States will paint on Bald Head Island 11/5–19, at the seventh No Boundaries International Art Colony. The goal of No Boundaries is to give artists and the community a forum for free expression and cross-cultural dialogue. No Boundaries is essential to the global community in its ability to imagine and realize a future filled with diverse voices that are heard with empathy. The fruits of this dynamic meeting will be shared with the public in an exhibition at Acme Art Studios with an Exhibition Gala, Sat., 11/20, 6-10pm. WILMINGTON ART ASSOCIATION You’ll be seeing more of local artists around Wilmington this fall—literally. Wilmington Art Association members appear in various stages of undress in the W.A.A.’s 2011 “Expose Yourself to Art” calendar. Produced by well-known local photographer Gordon Webb, it feat. photos of 12 artists in unique and often humorous poses. Calendar helps raise funds for WAA community outreach programs, which support the arts local schools and community projects that advance visual arts appreciation. Available at the Wilmington Art Gallery, 616B Castle St. Cheryl McGraw:

WICKED GALLERY Wicked Gallery grand opening, 11/6, 7pm. 511 Castle St. A night of nefarious behavior and incorrigible art. Live performances and music by DJ Randy, food and drink for the senses and local artists exhibit, including visual stimulatin by the Feral Art Collective.

SPECTRUM ART GALLERY 2nd Annual Paint Around benefit event for DREAMS of Wilmington, 11/6, 11am1:30pm.Weather permitting, the event will be held on the lawn in front of the gallery (inside per rain). Part collaboration, part game show, five artists will work for 30 minutes painting from several still life set-ups. When their time is up, they’ll pick up their pallet of paints and rotate to the

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next canvas. Then theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have 30 minutes to move the previous artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting along toward the final completion before they move onto the next painting. All paintings will be 16â&#x20AC;?x20,â&#x20AC;? offering different perspective, subject matter and color scheme. Feat: Jane Faudree, Kristin Gibson, Ann Hair, Nancy Noel May and Phil Meade. All five artists will sign all five canvases, w/ resulting artworks raffled off to benefit DREAMS of Wilmington, a local organization that provides arts training and education to local youth. $5 or 5 for $20 raffle tickets may be purchased at Spectrum through 11/20. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Final drawing on 20th at 5pm. â&#x20AC;˘ Artist Reception & Wine Tasting, Fri. 11/12, 6-8pm. Fee and open to the public.Live music and refreshments. The featured artists from the Paint Around will be present to talk about the experience and to show off their latest creations. Raffle ticketsavailable at event. Spectrum Art and Jewelry: 1125-H Military Cutoff Rd. or 910-256-2323. WALLS FINE ART GALLERY Oil Painters of America presents Walls Fine Art Gallery as 2010 Eastern Regional Exhibition Host. The exhibition will run 11/13. Oil Painters of America has a membership of over 3200 artists. With three levels of membership, each attained through a jury process, the organization is focused on the preservation of representational art by providing support and promotion to their members and the art through education, exhibitions, and marketing. Two-day, non-sale, preview, 10am-6pm, 10/14, and 10am-3pm on 10/15. Sales begin at the opening, 10/15, 6-10pm. Exhibition will include 90 juried member and signature member paintings, as well as paintings by master signature members. OPA member exhibition submission instructions are available: faq.html. Walls Gallery: (910)343-1703 or www. SILVER COAST WINERY LABEL CONTEST Silver Coast Winery hosts an art competition for the creation of itsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; newest wine label for an oak-

aged Port Wine hand-crafted in true Mediterranean style. $500 awarded, w/ recognition on the label (label will become the property of Silver Coast Winery). Submissions no larger than 8â&#x20AC;? x 10.â&#x20AC;? Deadline: 11/20. Final label dimensions: 2â&#x20AC;? x 4,â&#x20AC;? in full color. Applications: www.silvercoastwinery. com . Include contact info and a brief bio; events@ BOTTEGA EVENTS Fri. 10/29: Paperazzi Opening reception w/live music, drinks, film, costume contest and more! â&#x20AC;˘ Mon.: Ninetendo Game Night and Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). â&#x20AC;˘ Tues: Starving Artist Night â&#x20AC;˘ Wed. Weekly Wine Tastings â&#x20AC;˘ Fourth Friday Poetry Slams, 7pm. â&#x20AC;˘ Thurs 10/28: Poetry Slam â&#x20AC;˘ Sat 10/30: Halloween Horror Short Films & Halloween Party! 208 N. Front St. 910-7633737, www.myspace. com/bottegagallery. PORT CITY POTTERY & FINE CRAFTS Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, w/ handmade, one-ofa-kind, 3-D art, crafts and more by jury-selected coastal North Carolina artisans. Open: Mon.-Sat., 10-5:30pm; Sun., 11-4pm. 307 N. Front St./7637111,

Museums SOUTHPORT MARITIME MUSEUM 10/28: Fall into History tour , Museum of Coastal Carolina, 9am-noon. Explore environmental and cultural history, ee ecosystem dioramas, fossils, and even a short star show at the Ingram Planetarium. $35/members, $45/non-members for entire series. â&#x20AC;˘ 10/29: Pyrate Masquerade, 610pm. Kick off Southportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pyrate Invasion weekend w/costume party at the Southport Community Building. Catered BBQ dinner, pyrates, prizes, music and mayhem are all on the menu for this funfilled event. Proceeds benefit new location for NC Maritime Museum at Southport. $35/person, $60 /

couple; purchased at museum or Southport Visitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Center. â&#x20AC;˘ 10/30: Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport at Downtown Southport, Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pyrate Invasion, 10am-5pm. Make some treasure, hear tales of terror on the high seas on the Garrison lawn





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at Fort Johnston. Free pirate crafts, kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games and prizes, and a treasure dig; 4-5pm, Storyteller Captain Tim Dillinger will make you â&#x20AC;&#x153;shiver your timbersâ&#x20AC;? with spine-tingling tales of murder and CAPE FEAR mayhem. RSVP or register for all: 910-457-0003. 116 North Howe St. BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life is experienced through historical interpretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570.

NC AQUARIUM Breathtaking new exhibit: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank You Oceanâ&#x20AC;? exhibit showcasing photography of sting rays, waves, fishermen and such by world-famous photographers Scott Marshall, Logan MockBunting and DJ Struntz. Admission: $8 ages 13-61; $7 ages 62 and up; $6 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children under 2; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. â&#x20AC;˘ Aquarist Apprentice: Sat., 11/6, 20, 27, 6pm. Ages 10 and up; 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $23-25. Admission included. â&#x20AC;˘ Behind the Scenes Tour: 11/3, 18, 11:30am; 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2pm. Children under 8 not permitted. Children 8-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15/ages 13 and up, $13/ages 8-12. â&#x20AC;˘ Extended Behind theScenes Tour, 11/1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 26 and 29, 2pm. Children under 8 are not permitted; between 8-14 accompanied byparent or guardian.$18-$20; admission included. â&#x20AC;˘ Chidrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Discovery Time: 11/3 (Amphibians), 18 (Turtles), 10am. Ages 35, $11/child. Admission included; parents pay admission only. â&#x20AC;˘ Daddy and Me, 11/13, 9am. For adults and kids ages 1-2. $13, one adult and one child ($1 additional child) admission included. â&#x20AC;˘ Mommy and Me: 11/16, 20, 30, 9am. For adults and kids ages 1-2. $13, one adult and one child ($1 additional child). Admission included. â&#x20AC;˘ Sea Squirts Breakfast and Playtime w/Fishes: 11/19, 8am-9am before we open our doors to the general public. $5-$15. â&#x20AC;˘ Surf Fishing Workshop, 11/6, 13, 20, 9am. CHILDREN Ages 10 and up.$12/participant. Admission not included. â&#x20AC;˘ AquaCamp: Incredible Invertebrates: 11/11, 8:30am-3pm. $40/participant. Pre-register for all programs! 910-458-7468; 900 Loggerhead Rd. Kure Beach. CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Richard McMahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MINImuseum,

$10A scenic eco-tour drifting along the Cape Fear, past Eagle’s Island. • 6pm, “Sunset Cruise,” $35. Cruise the Cape Fear River and experience the sunset as you can no where else. Buffet and one complimentary drink included. • Sun: 12-3:30pm, “Sunday Brunch,” $45. Every Sunday has a different destination. Brunch buffet and one complimentary drink included. Wilmington Water Tours, 910-3383134 or WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES Wrightsville Beach Shag Lessons, beginner and intermediate on Sun. in the Fran Russ Rec Center at Wrightsville Beach Park. No partner needed. • Bridge Intermediate II Lessons: Thurs., noon-2pm. Meets in the Fran Russ Rec Center. Pre-reg req • Tennis Lessons. reg. for group tennis lessons for adults, youth ages 9-12 years and QuickStart for ages 6-8 years; classes meet Mon/Wed at Tennis Courts. • Yoga. Tue/Wed at 6:30pm. Classes meet in the Fran Russ Rec Center • Beginner Pilates: Tues/Thurs. 7:30-8:15am. • Low Impact Aerobics. Mon/Wed/Fri. 8-9am and 9-10am. Geared for seniors.; suitable to anyone • Pilates 50/50: Mon/ Wed/Fri, 10:15-11:15am. Combines stabilizing and strengthening benefits with flexibility and posture. • Tone & Stretch. Tues/Thurs. 8:30-9:15am • Boot Camp fitness class meets Mon/Wed, 5:30–6:30pm; and Tues/Thurs, 6-7am; Sat., 8-9am. Pre-reg: (910) 256-7925.

Film CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL 16th annual Cucalorus Film Festival passes are on sale, $75-$300. Festival takes place 11/11-14, welcoming 1,000s of filmmakers and film fans from all over the world, for screenings, workshops and social events. Core venues include: Thalian Hall, City Stage Theater and Jengo’s Playhouse. Early selections include: Enter the Voice, The Temptation of St. Tony, brilliantlove, The Erectionman, AFilm Unfinished and more! (910) 343-5995. www.

Seniors SENIOR DAY First annual Senior Resource Day: Tues, 11/9,

10am-3pm at the First Baptist Church Activity Center, 1939 Independence Blvd. Free and open to all senior citizens in the community. Attendees will get free information about insurance, investments, legal matters, health screenings, identity theft, senior housing options, and more. There will be more than 35 exhibitors, as well as workshops throughout the day on topics of interest to seniors. Free screenings include blood pressure, Cholesterol, Pulmonary Function, hearing, balance and foot screening. Two information workshops will be offered every hour, beginning at 10:30am. Schedule: 10:30am: Identity Theft/Scams, SHIPP/ Medicare Part D & Social Security • 11:30am, Begin the Conversation/Advance Care Planning, Veteran’s Benefits • 12:30pm, Aging In Place/ Options for Care, Elder Law Topics and Benefits • 1:30pm: Reverse Mortgages/Consumer Credit Counseling, Documenting Medical Records & Important Papers.

Lectures/Readings BUCKNER LECTURE SERIES Joyce Carol Oates will give a reading to students, faculty, and community members, followed by a Q&A session and a signing at 7:30pm, Fri, 10/29, Kenan Auditorium, UNCW. Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Free and open to the public. Advance tickets (limited to two per person) from box office (weekdays, noon to 6pm). kenan/index.html or (910) 962-3500. TWO SISTERS BOOKERY 11/5, 2-4pm: Ellen Elizabeth Hunter presents “Murder at the Holiday Flotilla,” as part of her Magnolia Mystery Series. Homemade goodies will be served! • 11/18, 7-8pm: Carol Kenny reads from her new novel Whispers From St. Mary’s Well, the fictional biography of Caroline Rose Newlyn, who was born in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, in 1851 “beneath the veil,” predicting episodes of clairvoyance. • 11/18: 6:30pm: Nan Graham at New Hanover County Library-Northeast Branch. Nan’s humorous commentaries on WHQR have delighted listeners for years, as well as the two volumes, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute, which are collections of some of her funniest stories. She will be the featured

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speaker for this annual program presented by the Friends of the Library. Two Sisters Bookery will handle book sales after the program and Nan will be on hand to personally autograph copies. Two Sisters Bookery, The Cotton Exchange, 318 Nutt St. 910-762-4444

Classes/Workshops CAPE FEAR LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING Sign up for CFLC 101 to learn more about Cape Fear Literacy Council and how you can help. Sessions: Wed., 11/3, 10amnoon. Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Certification workshops held 11/5, 10, 15, and 17, 10am1pm—must attend all sessions to receive certifications. (910) 2510911. HYPNOTHERAPY CLASS Hypnotherapy classes are now forming for the fall semester; class size is limited. Reg. by 11/1 So all materials can be ordered on time. Taight by Nancy Klase, Certified Advanced Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists. 910-232-2238 or www. E-mail: nancyklase@aol.comAll materials have been developed by the National Guild of Hypnotists Educational Division. This intensive course is the equivalent of two college semesters, qualifies for CEU credits.

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Planets and Pasta, Fri., 10/29: 10am-1pm. Join us for a morning at the Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Enjoy a private program on the Solar System in the Sky Theater using the SciDome HD Projector, one of three in the country. Lunch at the nearby La Cucina is included. Transportation is not provided. • Sat., 10/30, 8am-3pm, College Day 2010. Return to campus, take classes and have lunch with your fellow students - all without tests and homework! It is about learning from our outstanding faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences. $40 member, $60 nonmember. • Mon., 11/1, 7-8:30am, free for member; $10, non. The James Megivern Lecture Series Presented by Philosophy and Religion and Supported by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, feat.Tod May, Ph.D. Clemson University. May specializes in Continental philosophy, especially recent French philosophy. His book “The Politics of

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learn how to teach adult basic literacy classes on Wednesday, 11/3, 10 a.m. to noon. You’ll be able to sign up for tutor certification workshops on the 5th, 10th, 15th and 17th of November, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and must attend all sessions for certificate. To learn more, contact (910) 251-0911.

SOIL TO SOUL Wed., 10/27: Learn all about worm and why worm castings are black gold for plants! $10, 6-7pm; includes worms to start your own worm compost. • Sat., 10/30: Aquaponics; first class in a series of 3. Learn how to build, maintain, and grow delicious food in this amazing sustainable system. $25, 1pm; pre-reg •Yoga Wed. in Oct. Join Seaside’s Ashley Ludman, 7:15-8:30pm, by donation. All levels, bring your own mat. • Yoga Thurs. in Oct.—Ashtanga with Larry Hobbs, 8:30am-10ish, by donation. Experience suggested. Soil to Soul, 6005 Oleander Dr. (910) 920-9890.

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Poststructuralist Anarchism has been influential in recent progressive political though, and his work on Ranciere is among the first in English. • Wed., 11/3, 1:30-3:30pm, free or $15 for nonmembers. Joys and Challenges of Serving as a Nonprofit Board Member: If you are interested in becoming a board member or want to truly understand requirements —this class is for you! Quality Enhancements for Nonprofits (QENO) is a program at UNCW that works with area nonprofits to increase their effectiveness through training, recruiting and networking. As part of the class you will examine openings that area nonprofits have for new board members and possibly link up to one.Osher Lifelong

Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCW. Register: 9623195 or HALYBURTON PARK Creepy Crawlies Nature Program, 6-10, Sat., 10/30, 2-4pm.Discover the creepy crawlies that lurk in the longleaf during the spookiest time of the year. We will take a hike in the forest to get a closer glimpse, and later build a spooky craft. Cost: $3. For a complete list of nature programs for preschoolers, kids and families. Halyburton Park: 4099 S. 17th St, Wilmington. (910) 341-0075 or PAST LIVES, DREAMS AND SOUL TRAVEL 10/30, 2-4pm, Workshop based on the book, “Past Lives, Dreams, & Soul Travel” by Harold Klemp. Topics include: Past Life Study Tips, Past Lives Tied to Karma, Past Life Lessons, Exercises to Recall & Resolve Past Lives, Why We Dream, Dream Lessons, Dream Interpretation and more. Northeast Branch Library, 1241 Military Cutoff, Wilmington. FREE. All are welcome. 799-8356 or e-mail www.

Clubs/Notices FEDERAL POINT HISTORIC PRES. SOCIETY The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society holds membership meetings once a month, 7:309pm, at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A N. Lake Blvd. Public invited. Schedule: • 11/15: Author LeRae Umfleet discusses 1898 Wilmington race riots, as scribed in her book, “A Day of Blood.” (910) 458-0502. HOLIDAY PARADE PARTICIPANTS WANTED The City of Wilmington is currently looking for community groups, school organizations, bands and businesses for the Wilmington Holiday Parade to be held on Sun., 12/5. Entry forms and parade route maps available at www.wilmingtonrecreation. com. Deadline entry: 11/17, 5pm. Max. 100 total entries will be accepted into this year’s parade so sign up early! CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets third Thursday each month, Sept thru June, 7:00 pm at Cape Fear Community College. CAPE FEAR KNITTERS Cape Fear Knitters, the Wilmington chapter of The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) meets the third Sat. ea. month, 10am-noon. Gerri: 371-3556. Judy: 383-0374.

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ADOPT A PET “Hero” Needs some Heroes to his rescue! I am a sweet, shy boy that wound up at Pender County Animal Control. Even though I have a big smile on my face in this picture, I was in pretty rough shape. The Sunburst Foundation took me into their rescue because they thought I was so cute and sweet. Last week I spent time at the vet to 3 decayed molars that caused me a lot of pain extracted and I was found to have lyme disease and heartworm disease to boot. I am presently on antibiotics and pain killers and having to eat soft food but I am making progress. Sunburst Foundation is in desperate need of funds to help heal my heart. I won’t be available for a permanent home until the treatment is over so I am anxious to get started. Your tax deductible donations can be sent to: Sunburst Foundation PO Box 7527, Wilmington, NC 28406 and indicate for “Hero”

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