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VOL. 30 / PUB 14 / FREE OCTOBER 2-8, 2013


Riverfest will ring in its 35th year this weekend

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Reaching a Q: What is your favorite part of milestone Riverfest? pgs. 36-38 My kids love the “play area.” I love all of the arts and crafts booths, and my husband loves the turkey legs! Lol. Always makes for a great day. — Amanda Nurwood Kugatow

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Celebrating its 35th year as downtown Wilmington’s go-to fall festival, Riverfest packs a weekend full of action. From axe-wielding lumberjack entertainment to the Great Waiters Wine Race, there’s a ton of fun to be had along the Cape Fear this week.


cooler, and the river looks so pretty. — Sue Cothran

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Brad Heller and the Fustics release a new album

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Interns: Chelsea Blahut, Mary Childers, Maddie Deming Fiona Ní Súilleabháin, Christian Podgaysky, Trent Williams Chief Contributors: Gwenyfar Rohler, Anghus Houvouras, Jay Schiller, Tom Tomorrow, Chuck Shepherd, Mark Basquill, Rosa Bianca, Rob Brezsny, Sarah Richter SALES> General Manager: John Hitt // Advertising: John Hitt // Downtown // Kris Beasley // Wrightsville Beach, N. Wilmington // Shea Carver // Midtown, Monkey Junction // Bethany Turner // Downtown, Carolina Beach // Office Manager: Susie Riddle // Distribution Manager: Boykin Wright Published weekly, on Wednesday, by HP Media. Opinions of contributing writers are not necessarily the opinions of encore.

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Live Local Live Small


f there is any industry of artistic platform that has been through a greater upheaval in the last 10 years than the book world, it would have to be the land of music. From digitizing and file-sharing, to the passionate return of vinyl—everything is fluid for retail music—the process for a band to get their catalog recorded and distributed is very different nowadays. We’ve had a couple of successful indie record-label startups in Wilmington, including most notably Winoca Records. However, as a female entrepreneur, the notion of an all-female-owned record-label start-up really caught my attention. Kim Dicso and Sue Cag—cofounders of Karmic Fury and partners in the local band Folkstar—were kind enough to answer some questions about their label and their upcoming party with Crissie McCree at Gravity Records on Saturday, October 5th at 6 p.m.

to build our company from the ground up for our future, while marrying our band marketing with the promotion of local Wilmington music in general. We were inspired by those who have done this before us, such as Ani DiFranco and Ingrid Michaelson. They started small and built what became very successful brands, of which they still maintain control.

New indie record label comes to Wilmington By: Gwenyfar Rohler

e: When did you found your record label, and why? KF: We formed Karmic Fury Records in 2011 before we released the first Folkstar album. We decided to build our own recording studio and it snowballed from there. Our goal was

e: At a time of such profound change for the music industry, what is it like to run an indie label now? KF: This is probably the best time to have an indie label. There are a lot of aspects of recording and distribution that can be done without the clout of a major label. The Internet really opened up things for smaller bands and labels. We don’t have the money to throw around like a big label does, but we have the freedom to make our own decisions, and we can get really creative in how we do things. e: How many bands do you represent? KF: We currently represent only Folkstar. We’ve discussed bringing other local bands on-

Above: Kim Dicso and Sue Cag, co-founders of Karmic Fury Records, and musicians behind the latest release, “Loud and Clear.” Courtesy photo

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board but we have decided to hold off for the time being as we grow as a label. In addition to the work we do for Folkstar, we frequently do reviews on our website of local music shows and albums, and we are building a directory of local musicians. e: How many albums has the label released? KF: Two full albums and one independent single so far: “Emotional Bootcamp” (2012), “Loud and Clear” (2013), and “Alone on Christmas” (2012). e: I see you still do hard copies; do you work with electronic music sharing as well? KF: We’re really old school in that we love having a quality product to hold in our hands. We think it helps you become involved with the music more than just a download. It also shows that we take a lot of pride in what we do. Both albums have included lyric booklets, because we grew up reading lyrics while we listened to CDs. However, we recognize things are different now and a lot of people find and listen to music on their computers. We arrange online distribution to all major retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, as well as Internet radio like LastFM and Spotify. We also have our music available on our websites and on Bandcamp. Electronic music sharing is a great way to get exposure to a broad audience, and we do what we can to get our songs in as many places as possible. If you want to hear and buy our songs online you can, but we still hope people buy the real deal.

e: Where do you see the record label in five years? In 10? KF: In five years, we hope to be completely self-sustaining and representing a small group of talented and hardworking musicians. In 10, we want to be involved in larger things outside of music. We’re passionate about LGBT rights and animal rights; we want to integrate those into our larger mission long-term so that we’re able to use our business to give back. e: Where will the band be? KF: As business women, we have a pretty comprehensive plan. As a band, however, we leave a lot of breathing room. Our sound has changed over just two albums, and we expect it to continue to do so. We refuse to lock ourselves into a specific sound or say that we’re going to tour for a certain number of months every year. We just finished our first tour of the northeast, and in five years we’ll hopefully be touring quite a bit and continuing to put out albums. In 10 years, we’ll continue to put out albums and play shows, but the focus will probably start shifting a little bit more toward the business side and running the label.

e: Tell us about your launch party at Gravity on October 5th. KF: When we planned this event, we knew we’d just be getting back from tour and saw it as a local celebration and homecoming of sorts. Some of our favorite local musicians have graciously agreed to be our backing e: Is there a real opportunity for a small re- band for the day: Nick Simon on drums, Gracord label to distribute with iTunes, for ex- ham Wilson on bass, Dylan Linehan on piano ample? What does that look like? and backing vocals, and Leslie Wiegle on KF: It’s easy to get our releases on iTunes backing vocals. Karen Kane and Nyla Cione and sold through other large retailers, but it’s will be running sound. We’re also really exnot really possible to do it directly as a small cited to be at Gravity Records. Matt and evindependent. Currently, most small labels go eryone at Gravity are so supportive of local through larger companies in order to get the music and business, so it’s a great fit. Wilmwidest distribution possible. ington Wine is another great local business right across the street, and they’re going to e: How does the music industry perceive set up a cash bar for beer and wine right at female record executives? the record store. We’re hoping people will KF: The field is definitely a boy’s club, with listen and support us, but we also want them some exceptions, of course. Despite hav- to support other local businesses. Maybe ing numerous very successful women in the people will buy a record or two that they field, respect remains hard to come by. would have otherwise gotten online. Maybe some people will realize they can get great e: What sort of reception have you received wine and beer at a comparable price to the as women and business owners in the big grocery stores. This party is a big local Cape Fear area? collaboration. We planned it for early eveKF: The Cape Fear has become more wel- ning so people with kids can come. coming to women in business. Being a woman in music, however, is more difficult. We’d e: How did you team up with Crissie Mcbe taken seriously as owners of a jewelry Cree? store, but a lot of people have a hard time KF: Kim played solo at The Longstreet’s believing we know anything about music. Underground Songwriter Showcase, which The climate is improving, but it’s still hard to Crissie organizes with Rob Bocchino. We get venues to take women seriously without started talking that night and coming to each the presence of men. This means we must other’s gigs, so we all became friends. When work harder and make sure we’re always we decided to do the event, we knew we prepared, whether it’s a gig or a business wanted to have a strong and talented female meeting. There’s a greater expectation of act performing, and we immediately thought women in the music industry. of Crissie.

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Winging it in Wilmington: Intern details life adjustments from Ireland to southeast America By: Fiona O’Sullivan


ast weekend I took a trip to Washington D.C. to meet up with my mom for a holiday. The trip got off to a great start when I was handed numerous food items from Ireland to take home with me: tea, noodles, crisps (chips as they’re called over here) and, more importantly, Cadburys chocolate. Now I know that they sell Cadburys chocolate over here but it’s nowhere near as good as the Cadburys back home—which is like a little taste of heaven! It seems the more people I introduce to Cadbury’s chocolate, the longer the order list becomes for my mom. To say I was ecstatic about it is an understatement. The hotel we stayed at gave complimentary wine and cocktails every night. It was the perfect cure after spending most of the day in airports. Naturally, we hit all the museums—well, most of them anyway. I’ve been to Washington before, and it’s one of my favorite cities because there’s so much to do. The fact that most museums have free entry makes it even better. After my last visit, in particular, I really wanted to revisit just to go to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, especially for the flight simulators. One great thing about America: You guys knock it out of the park when it comes to museums and attractions for tourists. Back in Ireland we have a few good museums in Dublin, which like D.C is the capital of the country, so it brings in plenty of visitors annually. Some of our biggest and more popular museums, like the National Art Gallery and the National Museum of Ireland or sites like the Book of Kells, contain priceless religious manuscripts written by Celtic monks in around the 800 century. Of course, there’s plenty to do outside Dublin. For instance, places like Newgrange, a short drive away, is an ancient temple constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. It draws thousands of tourists every year.

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As everything started to close in D.C., an all-too familiar torrential rain opened the sky; it’s just like the rain we get back at home.Back at the hotel, we had drinks and later in the evening, I met up with a friend who lives in Washington to hit the town. When someone finds out I’m Irish, a common occurrence I’ve endured is them mimicking my accent. Per usual, they end up sounding English. Rarely am I impressed with their interpretation. The night on the town proved educational, as I had never seen a dance off in any club. As the circle formed, I immediately suspected a fight was breaking out. My friend just laughed. Apparently, danceoffs happen a lot over here and not just in those American after-school specials. I can’t imagine anyone being brave enough to engage in a dance-off back home. The next day, we took a hop-on/hop-off bus tour, which I greatly appreciated. I have barely walked anywhere since I’ve been here, so I was worn out after the first day. We stopped in at the Arlington National Cemetery. All the other sites were along the way, so we could view them from the comfort of sitting on the bus. However, we did trek up to the Lincoln Memorial, which admittedly always reminds me of the episode of “The Simpsons.” As far as I know, not another statue matches the size of the temple he sits in. When we got to the Arlington’s gravesite, walking up the hill past the white rows of gravestones—some dating back to World War II—we somehow ended passing J.F Kennedy’s gravestone. This happened the last time we were in Washington (though we didn’t realize it until we reached the top of the hill). Eventually we made it back to his eternal flame—who knew it could be so confusing to find? One good thing about Ireland is nothing’s so big that you can’t find your way around. Over the few days we spent in Washington, it reminded me more of Europe with the style of streets around DuPoint Circle and Georgetown. It’s so easy to get around Washington, which is quite similar to Europe and part of the reason I love the American city so much. Next city on the agenda: New York!

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Seasons Change and Inspire: Smiling makes it all the better By: Mark Basquill


friend asked where I get ideas for my column. Like many writers, I use a lot of words to describe how I get these brilliant ideas. Upon further review, the , better answer is: “I just smile.” d Take September 24th: I had the day off. A k day off in the land of the free means you’re s either looking for work or doing one of your a side jobs. I started the day by driving my e young lad to one of his jobs. “The Purple a Lemon,” his brand new but very sad used m car, was in the shop for minor work. Every d young adult I know is independent as hell d until the car breaks down. Next, I went down to the river for a - row for the first time since Saturday. On n the 21st, the Cape Fear River Rowing - Club hosted a learn-to-row day for Camp . Lejeune’s Wounded Warrior Battalion. For - me, teaching Marines to row seemed an t appropriate way to celebrate the InternaI tional Day of Peace. h Peace Day? You didn’t know?

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The U.N. declared an International Day of Peace in 1982 and made September 21st Peace Day in 2002. It seems fitting that as the seasons come into balance at the autumnal equinox, we celebrate balance and peace. Like actual days off and substantive political discourse, we don’t pay balance or peace much attention here. As I rowed south past the marina, I recalled a question one of the Wounded Warriors asked. Mary was an excellent student. I could tell by her questions. She asked, “What do you think about when you row?” Again, I used a lot of words. Upon further review, I might have just smiled and said, “The boat.” Lance Armstrong wrote, “It’s Not About the Bike.” Clearly, for Lance it was all about Lance. Marines and rowers know it’s bigger than them; it’s about the boat. Everybody pulls their weight to make the boat go. Personal pain is shared amongst the crew. But back to the 24th. After I stowed the boat in the rack, I tweaked my back tying my shoes for work (a side job). I checked my messages and found I was rushing for

no reason, as is usually the case. My client rescheduled. On such a beautiful day, you’d have to be a little crazy to want to talk to me. I smiled. I called the mechanic. “How much did you pay for this thing?” he asked. Complete brake failure, new starter, new battery cables. I just smiled. I ate a light breakfast at The Harp, thankful I had something positive to look forward to for my next stop. At the dentist, Doc said, “I don’t think we’ll need anesthetic.”About halfway through, he gave in and numbed the gum. I was fine writhing and twitching with his every poke, but he was getting a little nervous. I just smiled. I went home, thankful I had dental insurance. I checked the mail. The insurance company sent me a letter. Apparently, dental insurance companies operate by the ethics of extortionists, same as most of the rest of the for-profit health insurance industry. “Upon further review, previously approved procedures are denied.” Please, don’t blame Obamacare. This is the

unfettered market at work for you. I called the insurance company. After only 40 minutes and four attempts, the customer disservice rep found my record. I explained I listened to the insurance company approve all the services before allowing myself to get drilled. They would pay their share, not I. I figure whatever happens direct action against corporate malfeasance is better than posting on FB about how Obama is ruining everything or the GOP is evil. Finally, I stopped by Mom’s nursing home to do her weekly snack shopping and put up her fall door wreath. “What day is it?” she asked. “Tuesday,” I said. After I finished the chores, Mom asked, “What day is it?” “Tuesday.” She sighed, “It’s getting worse, isn’t it?” I just smiled. Mom said, “You got your teeth fixed! Someone’s had a good day off! Keep smiling.” And Mom’s right. My day could be a lot worse. As the seasons change, I’m even getting an idea for something to write about.

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News of the Weird with Chuck Shepherd Home Sweet Home “With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents about half of whom are registered sex offenders, attracted to the settlement near Lake Okeechobee because laws and ordinances elsewhere in Florida harshly restrict where they can live (e.g., not within a half-mile of a school or park). Incumbent residents might have been apprehensive in 2009 when a pastor started the local rehabilitation ministry (one even called it a “nightmare on Elm Street”), but since then, no one could recall a single impropriety involving an offender, and lately, 10 to 20 more applications arrive each week (screened to keep out diagnosed pedophiles and those with a history of drugs or violence). Can’t Possibly Be True Dana Carter’s debut as principal of Calimesa Elementary School in California’s San Bernardino County was quite inauspicious, as parents quickly objected to his August policy of requiring kids to drop to one knee when addressing him. One parent said her daughter was forced to kneel while awaiting his attention and then to rise only when he lifted his arms. Carter said he would discontinue the policy and insisted he had instituted it for “safety” and not because he imagined himself as royalty. Many consumers already distrust food imports from China, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture nonetheless announced recently (and “quietly,” according to NPR) that it would exempt four Chinese companies altogether from USDA inspections of their processed chicken exports. The changes are part of the department’s money-saving streamlining that also cuts back domestic regulation proposals that have already drawn criticism from the Government Accountability Office because they would replace many onsite USDA inspectors with employees of the food-processing plants themselves. It was a tough sell for performance artists Doug Melnyk and Ian Mozdzen to defend their controversial show at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in July. (Wrote one reviewer: “What I saw (on the stage) were not one, not two, but three mayonnaise enemas. (I) do not need to see any more mayonnaise enemas for the rest of my lifetime.”) Explained Melnyk, to a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reporter in July, if all you’re trying to do is “figure out what people want and you make it for them, that’s not art. ... (Y)ou’re just a shoemaker.” Unclear on the Concept In August, the Mother Nature Network website showcased an array of camping gear seemingly designed for the daintiest of those ostensibly “roughing” it. The Blofield outdoor couch inflates in minutes to produce a facsimile of a Las Vegas

lounge sofa. The Rolla Roaster’s 42-inchlong steel fork assures elegance (and evenness) in marshmallow-roasting. For fashionconscious backwoods women, Teva makes high-heeled hiking sandals ($330). The mother of all Swiss army knives, by Wenga, has so many gadgets that it suggests a parody of a Swiss army knife. To be a camper is to sleep in a tent, though, and why not the trailer-mounted Opera tent, including hardwood floors and a wine cooler? A July direct-mail campaign by Canada’s Conservative Party, intended to show concern for the disabled population, might have fallen short, according to a Toronto Star report. The first wave of brochures, “Supporting Jobs for All Canadians” (meaning the disabled as well), featured the well-known wheelchair symbol and a message in a series of Braille dots. However, the brochure was useless to blind recipients, who could neither see the dots nor read them, as the dots were printed on a flat surface. By her own admission, Joan Hoyt, 61, of St. Louis, has difficulty writing, is easily distracted, needs frequent breaks, and “reads about 2 1/2 times slower than her peers” yet wants to be a lawyer. She filed a lawsuit recently against the Law School Admission Council for special accommodations to take the standardized admissions test after the council offered to grant her “only” 156 extra minutes for the exam. She also demanded a room by herself with a “white noise” machine and the ability to bring a computer and food and drinks to the exam. (States have made similar accommodations for bar exams but those applicants have already successfully endured the intellectual rigors of law school.) Inexplicable Is oral sex permitted in Orthodox Judaism? If so, must any lubricant used be kosher (or is kosher required only for substances ingested into the body)? These questions were not answered by California’s Trigg Laboratories, which decided recently to vie for a kosher label for eight lines of Ecstasy lubricant under its Wet label and, following an inspection by the Rabbinical Council of California, was granted it. Many authorities believe that nonkosher products can be used if, like lipstick, they are “applied” but not ingested. Because We Can, That’s Why: Two onetime roommates at the University of Michigan announced in August that they have developed a smartphone app to accommodate the questionable number of people who seek an easy way to share leftover food on restaurant plates (to save it from wasteful discarding). Using smartphones’ location service, one diner could offer to clean another’s plate or have a stranger rush to his own table for scraps. “We’re not gonna make millions,” one of the developers told NPR in July.

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The Jagged Turns of Life


hen it comes to Brad Heller and the Fustics touring to promote their newly released album “American Burden,” along the eastern seaboard, frontman Heller masters the art of multitasking. Quite literally. Driving up to Richmond, Virginia, for a show on a Wednesday afternoon, he talks about the band’s regular schedule, something he savors personally as a means of bringing them together. “I’ve always liked the road,” Heller says. “I’ve always liked the open space … the landscape … the interstate and the camaraderie with the guys in the band.” Comprising Zeke Roland on electric guitar and back-up vocals, Rusty Wood on bass, and Randall Canady on drums and backup vocals, together, they have cultivated an Americana sound a little over a dozen years in the making. What started as an acoustic trio in Wilmington in the mid-2000s, eventually the Fustics evolved into a four-piece hard rock outfit. Though different band members have come and gone throughout the years, some bowing out to family and job obligations, the additions have brought more options. Their transition

from softer, acoustic instruments to a full electric band came about when they realized they wanted to reach a bigger audience. According to Heller, it has diversified their sound, thanks to new instruments like the violin, mandolin, keys and saxophone. “Any time you’ve got more people in the band or more variety, it opens up more opportunity to explore,” he notes. The tightly constructed Fustics now parallel folk-rock, blues, punk and country sounds. Original songwriters, as heard on albums like “Conscience of Sin” and “Beyond this Life,” their latest release, “American Burden,” follows simple melodies that shine against pop-like sensibilities. It supports Heller’s selfproclaimed aggressive lyrics. What took about a year to complete, “American Burden” reverberates with themes of loss and frustration. The songs consist of forward rock melodies and harmonies, but are tinged with somber lyrics, such as in “It’s All Too Real”: I walk with passion/but the pain blocks my path/I’m caught in the storm of death/and I can’t escape its wrath/It feels like a

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that send us into unpredictable directions. Even with his penchant for characterizing the Americana genre, he keeps a (pint) glass half-full attitude. Heller attributes his positivity toward the response he receives from audiences—when he does receive one, at least. He appreciates any emotion reactive of fans; it’s the most rewarding part of being a musician. “I can’t think of a better high actually,” he says. Even through the highs and lows that come with the everyday strife of living as a musician, Brad Heller and the Fustics have overcome the biggest obstacle: finding a creative unit to keep the Fustics’ music alive. To Heller, collaborating with other musicians who share the same love of songs can be trying. “It’s difficult,” he admits. “But I still find guys that will go out on the road for the same amount of money and with a shared vision.” Lots of beer doesn’t hurt, either.

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dream/but it’s all too real.” Though heavy, they get carried by a steady percussion and calming electric guitar. Heller’s been writing songs for 15 years now. “Only a third of them are actually good,” he quips. Based on real-life experiences, many are not uplifting—something he is conscious of. He tries to negate this effect by “uplifting” the harmonies and melodies. “We’ve gained a lot of great response from it,” Heller states. “Both on the road and from our fan base. It’s the most followed record by far.” Heller refers to the road as “more of a lifestyle than an experience.” Over the last nine months, they covered most of North Carolina, and will embark on journeys to New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey within the next couple of weeks. Come November, they will scour the upper midwest for a short two-week tour— a more reasonable excursion in terms of money and travel. It has not been an easy endeavor: the experiences throughout their tours have been characterized as interesting, a layman’s terms for a non-musician. Whether meeting an array of impressionable characters, sleeping on different floors and couches, or overcoming the random tire blowout—and inevitable, long wait for highway patrol—they take it all in stride. These kind of predicaments are the basis of “American Burden.” Heller focuses on everyday experiences. Like life, it doesn’t walk a straight line but takes jagged turns

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MONDAY S.I.N NIGHT $2 Domestics • $3 All Draft Selections $4 Flavored Bombs • 50% off Apps 6pm til close NEW BELGIUM TUESDAY $3 New Belgium selections (Shift Pale Lager, Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Rampant IPA) $5 Jameson • Half Off Wings! WEDNESDAY $2.75 Miller Lite, $4 Wells, 50% off All Bottles of wine THIRSTY THURSDAY $2.50 PBR 16oz cans $3.50 Sam Adams Seasonal & Harpoon IPA Pints $5 Redbull & Vodka, 50¢ Steamed Oysters and Shrimp FRIDAY $2.75 Bud Light, $3.25 Stella, $4 Fireballs SATURDAY $2.75 Coors Light, $3.25 Bud Light Lime, $5 Jager SUNDAY $3 Coronas/Corona Lite, $10 Domestic Buckets (5) $4 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Mary’s





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PIT OF INDIE POP: Passion Pit, known for tracks such as ‘Take a Walk’ and ‘Carried Away,’ will perform at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Monday, October 7th. Photo by Jason Nocito

Visit WWW.RUCKERJOHNS.COM FOR $ 50 DAILY SPECIALS, MUSIC 2 & EVENTS Fat Tire Bottles Monday $ 2 22oz $ MONDAY Domestic Draft 2 22 oz. Domestic Draft Friday 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY $8 Moo and Brew -a specialty burger and$5 Pizzas$4 Cosmopolitan 22oz. Domestic beer $ 50 TUESDAY$ 3 OO7 Guinness Tuesday LIVE JAzz IN THE3 BAR Half Price Bottles of Wine Saturday Live Music in the Bar $ 50 2 Absolut 1/2 Price Bottles of Dream Wine $5 • Pacifico $ 4 Baybreeze $ 5 Absolut Dreams $ 4 Seabreeze WEDNESDAY $ 50 2 Pacifico Bottles $ 50 Blue Moon Draft Miller Light Pints$ $3122oz Coronoa/ 2 Select$Domestic Bottles Wednesday 250 Corona Lite Bottles

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 DJ —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 OPEN MUSIC JAM HOSTED BY SHANNON GILMORE & TOMMY KAISER 7PM —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 3996977 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 KARAOKE (9PM)

$ Margaritas/Peach Margaritas 4 Sunday 4 Margaritas —Bourbon Street, 35 N Front St.; 762-4050 $ 4 Peach Margaritas $ THURSDAY 4 Bloody Marys $ 50 HOMEGROWN RADIO SHOW HOSTED BY MARY 1 Miller Lite Pints$ $ 50 $ 1 Domestic Appletinis 5 Pints $ 50 BYRNE (7PM) 2 Corona and 4, RJ’s Painkiller $ 50 2us on Twitter Stripe Bottles —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 Find Corona Light Red Bottles $ 50 2 Fat Tire Bottles @RuckerJohns Thursday OPEN MIC HOSTED BY THOMAS AND OGLESBY FRIDAY5564 Carolina (7PM; DRUMS, AMPS, FULL PA PROVIDED) All Red Wine GlassesCosmos 1/2 Price $4, 007 Beach $ 50 3 Road —Halftime Sports Bar and Grill, 1107 New Pointe Blvd, $ 5 Skinny Girl Margaritas $ (910)-452-1212 3 Guinness Cans Leland; 859-7188 $ Island Sunsets 5 ROB RONNER SATURDAY —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 $ Baybreeze/Seabreeze 4 14 encore | october 2-8, 2013| $


KARAOKE —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373

OPEN MIC NIGHT W/ HOST SEAN THOMAS GERARD (9PM) —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091

KARAOKE W/ DJ A.M.P. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044


DED TEDDY, LITT —Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St.; (336) 722-5000

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

COLLEGE NIGHT WITH DJ BREWTAL —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

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

GIVE THANKS BAND (REGGAE) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 DJ KEYBO —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 DJ LORD WALRUS —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 2562776

KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 DISCOTHEQUE THURS. WITH DJ’S DST AND MATT EVANS —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington DJ KEYBO —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 DJKAHUNA —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044 OPEN MIC/SONGWRITERS NIGHT 7-10PM

—Grinder’s Cafe, 5032 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, (910) 859-8266

Blackboard Specials

KARAOKE (7PM-12AM) —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach THIRSTY THURSDAY TEAM TRIVIA WITH SHERRI “SO VERY” (7-9PM) —Whiskey Trail at the Creek, 4039 Masonboro Loop Rd.; 399-3266 JAZZ NIGHT WITH MARC SIEGEL 6PM-8PM —Atlanta Bread Company, 6886 Main St. (Mayfaire), Wilmington, NC. (910) 509-2844 DUTCH’S THURSDAY NIGHT TRIVIA 7-9PM —Frank’s Classic American Grill, 6309 Market St., 910228-5952



OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH DENNIS BRINSON (8PM) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 DJ SHAFT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 BENNY HILL QUARTET (JAZZ, 6:30-8PM) —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999 CLAY WHITTINGTON —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 HOSPITAL DANCING, SNATCH THE SNAIL, COY (9PM) —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 FIRE DANCING AND DRUM CIRCLE (8PM) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DYLAN HOLTON, MONICA JANE HOELSCHER, STRAY LOCAL —Longstreet’s Irish Pub, 133 N. Front St.; 343-8881 UNCW WIND SYMPHONY & CHAMBER WINDS, US ARMY GROUND FORCES BAND —Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 313-2584

METAL PERSUASION: Dying Fetus, plus four other hard-rock/death-metal acts, will play Ziggy’s by the Sea on Saturday, October 5th. Courtesy photo —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St. OPEN MUSIC JAM HOSTED BY SHANNON GILMORE & TOMMY KAISER 7PM —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 3996977 DJ TURTLE —Station 21, 21 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109

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

HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

ROCKIN’ TRIVIA WITH PARTY GRAS DJ (9 P.M.) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 5090805

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

TRIVIA WITH STEVE (8:30PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 KARAOKE —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 2562269 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

DJKAHUNA —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044 DJ TURTLE —Station 21, 21 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC SPIDER MIKE & FRIENDS (2-5PM) —Fire & Spice Gourmet, 312 Nutt St.; 762-3050

FULL DISH —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231

DJ MILK AND SBZ —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington


DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 KIM DICSO —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 CHILLIN DIXIE —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 ROB RONNER —Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave., 256-8696

KARAOKE —Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988


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

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

KARAOKE W/ DJ A.M.P. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

PIANO —Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2251


DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109

DJ DST AND MATT EVANS —Sputnik, 23 N. Front St.

YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

DJ DST AND SBZ —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington

DJ KEYBO —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

THE FUSTICS W/ HERMAN ASTRO (10PM) —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091

CACAW (FUTURIST JAZZ TRIO, 8PM) —Squidco, 928 North 4th St., 910-399-4847

DJ KEYBO —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401



HONEYMOON PAJAMAS —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach

(by Home Depot)

PIANO —Circa 1922, 8 N. Front St.; 762-1922

DAVID DIXON TRIO —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040

TOP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

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

206 Old Eastwood Rd.







MARK LYNCH (JAZZ GUITAR, 10:30AM-1:30PM); DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE (9PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 IRISH MUSIC JAM 2PM —The Dubliner, 1756 Carolina Beach Road

Monkey Junction 910.392.7224

DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 GROOVE FETISH (ROOFTOP, 7-10PM) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 JAM SANDWICH —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 IZZY AND THE CATASTROPHICS (10PM) —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 TRAVIS SHALLOW —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 FOLKSTAR, CRISSIE MCCREE (6PM) —Gravity Records, 612 Castle St.; 343-1000 DONNA MERRITT —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 SHINE —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040

HOW TO SUBMIT A LISTING All entertainment must be sent to by the prior Wednesday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

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Blackboard Specials

HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 2562776 DYING FETUS, EXHUMED, DEVOURMENT, WAKING THE CADAVER, ABIOTIC —Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market St.; (336) 722-5000 YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

Wrightsville Beach, NC

DARKHORSE —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach

LIVE MUSIC Oceanfront Terrace 7-10 pm

Full Dish Classic



OCT 11

Travis Shallow Classic Rock


CHRISTINE & GUY Eclectic Mix


Mike O’Donnell Dance and Classic

OCT 18 OCT 25

1610 Pavilion Place 256-0102 Monday

$1 Tacos • $3 Wells $10 Domestic Buckets Free Pool

Tuesday $2 Bud Light & Miller Light Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Wednesday Irish Night! $2 Off All Irish Drinks


College Night! $5 Cover & 1¢ Domestic Drafts


Karaoke with Carson $2 Draft Specials

Saturday Live Music $4 Bombs

KARAOKE W/ DJ DOUBLE DOWN —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044


September 5th Emily Minor

Sunday ILM’s Famous Sunday Funday with DJ Battle and the Karaoke Kong 1/2 Price Wine Bottles

Heart & Soul 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach • 256-8500


Call 791-0688

Deadline every Thurs., noon!

JAZZ JAM WITH BENNY HILL (8PM) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 FUNKY KABBAGE (5PM) —Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Highway 17; 6869518 DJ BATTLE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 KARAOKE WITH DAMON —Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 3993056 SATELLITE BLUEGRASS BAND (6-10PM) —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 MANNY LLOYD —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

DJ KEYBO —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401

DJ MARWHOA —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KARAOKE WITH DJ PARTY GRAS (9PM) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805 WORLD TAVERN TRIVIA HOSTED BY MUD —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224 JAMES HAFF (PIANO) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

LYNN AND THE WAVE —SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar, 227 Carolina Ave. N., Carolina Beach

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 DJ —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 OPEN MUSIC JAM HOSTED BY SHANNON GILMORE & TOMMY KAISER 7PM —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 3996977 KARAOKE (9PM) —Bourbon Street, 35 N Front St.; 762-4050 ROB RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832


OPEN MIC HOSTED BY THOMAS AND OGLESBY (7PM; DRUMS, AMPS, FULL PA PROVIDED) —Halftime Sports Bar and Grill, 1107 New Pointe Blvd, Leland; 859-7188

ELECTRIC MONDAYS W/ PRUITT & SCREWLOOPZ —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001

KARAOKE W/ DJ DOUBLE DOWN —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

HOMEGROWN RADIO SHOW HOSTED BY MARY BYRNE (7PM) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

WATER SHED —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 JOSH SOLOMON DUO —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 SETH FAERGOLZIA (FOLK ROCK) —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 PASSION PIT, THE JOY FORMIDABLE —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 1941 Amphitheater Dr. LAURA MCLANE —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

KARAOKE —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 COSMONAUTILUS —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 1941 Amphitheater Dr. KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341

PENGO WITH BEAU GUNN —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

DJ LORD WALRUS —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 2562776

MULTIMEDIA OPEN MIC (8PM); LORRAINE LIECKI AND KELLY SWINDALL —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

KARAOKE W/ DJ A.M.P. —Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044


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DRUMMING WITH RON & ERIC (6:30-8:30PM) —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

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

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

Manny Lloyd

MIGHTY QUINN —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832


L SHAPE LOT (3PM); CLAY CROTTS (8PM) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832


KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001

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

OPEN ELECTRIC JAM HOSTED BY RANDY O (6PM) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

LIVE MUSIC Sunday’s 4-8 p.m.

OPEN MIC W/ JOHN INGRAM —Wired on Wrightsville, 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 3996977

RANDY MCQUAY —Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave., 256-8696

BEN MORROW —Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448

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

—Billy Goats, 6324 Market St., 392-3044

DJ KEYBO —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 CANADIAN BRASS —Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 313-2584


Blackboard Specials SUNDAY Breakfast Buffet

Concerts outside of Southeastern NC

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



OPEN MIC with Starkey First Tues. of the Month 8:30 p.m. 1/2 off Wine Bottles & $4 Magner’s Irish Cider

MARK LYNCH - Jazz Guitar 10: 30 am - 1:30 pm djBe KARAOKE 9 p.m. $ 2 PBR Longnecks


Breakfast Buffet

$4 20 oz. Guinness Pints Live Acoustic Music


TRIVIA w/Steve 8:30 p.m. Prizes! $ 2.50 Yuengling Drafts

Open for Breakfast Daily at 6 am


9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $ 4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s

New Outdoor Patio Seating!

1423 S. 3rd St. DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON 763-1607

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH Oceanfront Patio 7-10pm


ROB RONNER October 5th randy mc quay October 11th daniel parish October 12th kennedy park October 18th travis shallow October 19th forrest tabor 2700 N. Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach, NC Drink 910-256-8696 Specials October 4th

a 920 Town Center Dr., Mayfaire Town Center 910-509-0805

ROAD-RUNNING BLUES: Grammy Award-winning act Blues Traveler will play Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem on Monday, October 7th. Courtesy photo

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. CABARRUS STREET, RALEIGH, NC (919) 821-4111 10/5: Unknown Hinson 10/9: MarchFourth Marching Band, Gangstagrass

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE NORTH DAVIDSON ST., CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 358-9298 10/2: Enter the Haggis 10/5: Gregory Alan Isakov, Patrick Park

THE ORANGE PEEL 101 BILTMORE AVENUE, ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 225-5851 10/2: Three Days Grace 10/3: Goblin, Secret Chiefs 3 10/5: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 10/8: Jimmy Eat World, Matt Pond 10/9: Shuggie Otis, John Murry

HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWY. 17 SOUTH, MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-3000 10/8: Passion Pit, The Joy Formidable

CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053 10/4: Gregory Alan Isakov, Patrick Park 10/5: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 10/6: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jackson Scott 10/7: Wavves, King Tuff, Jacuzzi Boys 10/8: Junip, Barbarossa

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL 723 RIGSBEE AVE., DURHAM, NC (919) 901-0875 10/4: Peelander-Z, Tight Like That DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 123 VIVIAN ST., DURHAM, NC (919) 680-2727 10/2: The Weeknd, Anna Lunoe, Banks 10/3: Jack Johnson

ZIGGY’S 170 W. 9TH ST., WINSTON-SALEM, NC TWC MUSIC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK (336) 722-5000 10/2: Passion Pit, The Joy Formidable 3801 ROCK QUARRY RD., RALEIGH, NC 10/4: Crucial Fiya (919) 831-6400 10/6: J. Holiday 9/27: Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry 10/7: Blues Traveler, The Deluge THE FILLMORE FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE STADIUM 1000 SEABOARD STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC 161 SEVEN FARMS DR., CHARLESTON, SC (704) 549-5555 800-677-2293 10/3: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 10/4-5: Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee 10/7: Trivium, Devildriver 10/8: India Arie

Thursday, Oct 3




Southern Tier


Call 791-0688

Deadline every Thurs., noon!

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‘How to Succeed’ has good cast despite dated material By: Shea Carver


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n 1962 Frank Loesser’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” won a slew of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, seven Tonys and the Drama Critics Circle. In an era of the dominating male workforce, for a show to poke fun at the “Good Ol’ Boy’s Club” of the business world would seem fresh. In 2013 “How to Succeed” shows its age. Though it’s not without its moments of fun quirk, the platitudes and plights carrying it teeter on the less climactic side, at least when compared to the extreme in which media pokes fun at our current workforce, politics, women’s rights and, well, practically anything else. What does this mean in its modern-day incarnation? Well, nostalgia can only entertain for so long. Though “How to Succeed” relishes in subdued comedy, it falls flat sometimes. This is not a reflection of the performers in Thalian Association’s current run of the show; it’s merely fault of the time and place of a script that’s, well, questionably timeless. What works in “How to Succeed” is the beautiful orchestration pulled off by Amanda Hunter. Grandiose lively beats of percussion, tickles from the piano, and wailing horns and flutes provide an air of charm. Sometimes the music flits and flops in a cartoon-y cacophony; other times it provides a gentle flow made for heartfelt ballads. The real charm of the show comes in its lead, J. Pierrepont Finch, played by a stellar Adam Poole. Poole’s dapper good looks and exuding suave are perfect for the lackey window washer manipulating his way to the top of World Wide Wicket (WWW), a company he applies to after reading a self-help book about how to succeed in business without really trying. The show’s narration, dictating Finch’s every move (how to choose the right friends in the office, how to sit at a desk, how to commute in a three-button suit), makes the audience feel a part of a greater secret in the young man’s climb to the top. It sets up a few a-ha moments often pinpointed by a spotlight onstage and Poole’s wry smile to the congregation, which breaks the fourth wall. Cues in lighting attempt to drive home Poole’s schemes, but Friday’s performance failed a few of them. Poole’s put-together demeanor never wavers, however. He pulls through in evoking stalwart ambition and makes this lead downright lovable. Perhaps it’s be-

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cause the audience feels he’s less harmful and more of an alluring shmoozer who can spin a bad turn of events his way in the blink of an eye. That he’s also a superb singer and dancer, especially in “Company Way” and “Brotherhood of Man,” only adds to the audience (and co-stars) eating out of his hands. Despite his underhanded tactics to prove himself worthy of promotion after promotion, we still root for him somehow. I think mainly this comes from his company: Not too many of his coworkers are any more redeeming as “business men.” For instance Stuart Pike’s laze-about J.B. Biggley feels less professional in running WWW than knitting a sweater. Regardless, Pike’s character is a hoot. His machismo gets tempered by a hefty form of goofiness and a dire old-school mentality of avoiding emotional connections, like, say, with his wife. It’s the tired outlook of ‘60s coupledom, wherein wives suffer from their husband’s stoic ability to feel “bringing home the bacon” should be enough fulfillment. Pike shines in chemistry with Poole especially in their “Grand Old Ivy” scene, wherein they hop about rather ridiculously and quite lively as ground hogs (school mascot). Pike’s golf getup garners quite a few laughs on its own, too. His mistress connection with Hedy LaRue, played by Rasa Love, comes as a hit or miss. “Been a Long Day” showcases their harmony well but fails in believability in “Love From a Heart of a Gold.” Love’s struts, hip swings, and high-pitched sexy tone paint her the secretary to catch in the office; men fall over her left and right, another cliché of a working woman from decades ago. Love plays up the ditz humorously, but makes her sex appeal more overt than covert. (It often finds more pizzazz in effortlessness.) I wish her costuming had a va-va-voom button to match. Still, Love’s voice soars and she solidifies many laughs, especially in the pirate scene—backed by a colorfully entertaining ensemble pirate dance in “The Yo-Ho-Ho.” Amy Smith’s Rosemary Pilkington plays up the sweet wanting of a woman just looking for marriage. It’s quite the opposite of standards from today’s working woman. Smith stands out a bit more than her character’s role in the passenger seat, where she impatiently sits, ready to love a busy businessman for a mere 10 minutes a day by happily keeping his dinner warm.

She doesn’t play Rosemary as coy as I’d like her to be, but I didn’t write the show or the character. Smith ably turns up her performance in song, especially in “Been a Long Day” and “Rosemary,” both sung with Poole. They vibe pleasantly each time they share the stage. Secondary characters like Brandon James’ Bud Front as the nepotistic nephew to the company president and Emily Graham’s Smitty stand out in caustic shrill. James especially comes across perfectly slimy, something one would expect of a devilish scheming coworker. Graham’s lanky awkwardness stands tall as the go-to advisor, the “one who has it together” in the office. While I know Graham can sing, her extra hard work during Friday’s show did not go unnoticed. She was plagued by mic troubles and didn’t get her due. The ensemble numbers of the show impress. “Coffee Break” reminds me of the zombie jerks and twitches I endure without my own daily java. “I Believe in You” comes packed with an all-men’s ensemble number, something great to see in live theatre. The set design by Troy Rudeseal shines best here. The major downfall of this version of “How to Succeed” is its run time. Clocking in at three hours, it feels long. Mainly, there are too many scene changes, even if quickly and efficiently done. I can see the quandary of trying to edit it all down, aside from doing away with numerous reprises. The first half (at one-and-half hours) drags more than the second, but audiences must sit it out, because Act II redeems the show. Here is where “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” finds its footing. Chemistry between the cast gels most assuredly and the dance numbers will entertain regardless of dated source material.

DETAILS: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ★★★★★ Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut St. Oct 3-6, 8 p.m. or Sun., 3 p.m. $15-$30

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Educating Excellence: UNCW’s season-opener hits a win with ‘Sordid Lives’ By: Gwenyfar Rohler


NCW Theatre Department’s first production of the 2013-14 year is Del Shore’s “Sordid Lives.” The show follows up-and-coming actor Ty Williamson (Luke Robbins), who is in therapy and trying to work up the courage to go home to his grandmother’s funeral back in his tiny Texas hometown. His grandmother’s embarrassing death from tripping over the two wooden legs of G.W. Nethercott (Gary T. Moore), the double amputee that she was having an affair with, has opened up a can of worms for the family and the people who surround them. Perhaps no one is suffering quite as much as Ty’s mother, Latrelle (Ashley Burton), who is so proper and uptight this last bit of revelation might just kill her. It’s bad enough having a gay son, a sister who’s less than Godly and a transvestite brother, but this is just more than she can take. Grief does strange things to people, and Noleta Nethercott (Kate Wesolowski), the wronged wife of G.W., and her best friend, LaVonda (Helen Ross), go on a crime spree, to, among other things, get revenge not just for G.W.’s infidelity, but also for “Brother Boy”

(Richard Smith). LaVonda and Latrelle’s cross-dressing brother has been locked in an institution for the last 20 years as a result of a gaybashing incident. The ladies crash in on the local bar, run by Wardell Owens (Nicholas D. Kepmton), inhabited by local barflies, including Wardell’s brother, Odell (Phillip Antonino) and, of course, the object of Noleta’s wrath: her estranged husband G.W. Because this is Texas, problems are solved with guns, but because this is a dark comedy, humor carries more weight than dead bodies. Director Ed Wagenseller has a real eye for casting, especially when working with an ever-shifting population like a university. He did a great job of getting sets of siblings that favored each other: Wardell and Odell; LaVonda and Latrelle. Yet, they also bicker like siblings. Wardell and Odell are my favorite; they really have the whole “smarter older brother saddled with a dimwit who loves him” shtick down pat. I previously have seen Antonino in fairly heavy dramatic roles. Surprise set in by his comedic ability,

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both as Odell and later as the least charismatic preacher in Texas. Just as it is fun to watch him cut loose as Odell, it is equally fun seeing the exact opposite during the funeral scene. If anything, his range is a joy to behold. Last year Wesolowski and Moore heated up the UNCW stage with their portrayal of another couple with marital strife: Titania and Oberon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” In this production they have more license to interact together. Their painful discord, with all its repercussions, echo. Moore, in particular, plays a double amputee quite surprisingly. It’s a difficult role to take on, but instead of sinking into anger for anger’s sake, he seeks out frustration and justification as motivation. It really works. Part of what makes UNCW’s shows so appealing comes from their phenomenal production values. Visually the shows always look stunning, from sets to costumes and lighting. Max Lydy’s set communicates volumes. The seediness of the dive-bar could not be overstated; the clean simple lines of the church and the ghastly wallpaper pair with the dreadful drapes of the family home pitch perfectly. UNCW’s Theatre Department has been actively bringing in professional guest artists to work with their students. This show features Scott Davis as guest lighting designer. The everbuilding warm glow permeating the show belies the underlying love these frustrated and tortured people really have for each other. Each guest artist that has worked with UNCW has brought

yet another new and interesting perspective to the creative process. Moreover, they bring years of experience to share with the students. What does a professional life look like? Few people are more generous and open with their wisdom than Scott Davis. Though he has great skill, probably one of the best lessons he could share would be the sunny attitude he inhabits; it’s the secret to making people want to work with you again and again. The mission of UNCW theatre is to educate, and truly this is an excellent selection to meet that criteria. The script speaks to issues that dominate the mind in the early part of adulthood: “Now that I have figured out who I am, will they still love me?” Also, it looks at the peculiar reality that once we leave home, life behind us actually continues. That is almost as painful a realization as the acceptance that our parents are not perfect. Director Wagenseller has a gentleness about his work with family; he approaches it almost with reverence, a recognition that these bonds are strong. The items they mine, namely us, are more fragile than we admit. Under his guidance, the show really achieves what university theatre sets out to do: push the limits of the students and bring together talented professional artists to address themes that are pertinent to our growth as people. Playwright Del Shores will be in town October 5th to watch the play, as well as do a Q&A and meet-and-greet during a wine reception afterward; tickets are $25 for this VIP event. The opportunity to work with and learn from someone who has achieved very real success in an extremely competitive industry is a rare gift for students at this stage of development. Hats off to UNCW for pulling “Sordid Lives” together.

DETAILS: Sordid Lives ★★★★★ UNCW • 601 S. College Rd. Oct. 3-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 GA; $10 UNCW employees and seniors; $5 students with ID and children. 910-962-2793


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Evolving with TV: Courtney Johnson curates the analog and digitized world of media By: Sarah Richter


s much as many of us try to deny the huge impact that television has on our lives, we can’t deny the power that media exerts over us. I will publicly admit: I am a sucker for those “Real Housewives” marathons and Lifetime movies. But if anyone ever calls me while I’m glued to the TV, I turn the volume off and pretend to be reading the latest “New York Times” or brushing up on my French. Our lives become intertwined with popular culture and the media, and the rapid evolution of technology always changes the way in which society interacts with TV. For centuries, we have engaged with early forms of entertainment such as animated storytelling, Shakespearean plays, musicals, theatrical and operatic performances, only to name a few. While television technology was developed in the 1880s, it didn’t gain prominence ‘til the early 1920s. Up until then, most of the world received information through newspapers, word-of-mouth and the radio.

Our interaction with popular culture and the media coddled a more personal experience, which required physical contact rather than virtual. With the onset of television and technology, the gathering of information now consists of a further removed activity than personal interaction. This shift, although we may not see it as significant but convenient, actually alters so much of who we are as a whole. While something inherently intimate comes from the up close and personal, positive aspects exist of technological advancements, too—a broader, international connection. Courtney Johnson, professor of photography and director of the Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building on UNCW’s campus, shows interest in the world’s changing relationship with TV. When the world went digital in late 2008 and early 2009, Wilmington, NC, became the test city to see if going digital would work on a large scale. “The way we respond to and interpret digi-




“The nine-minute video addresses the absurd logic of real versus fake fictional characters at the Disneyland theme park in Paris,” Johnson explains. The show will display Cuban-American artist Juan Jose Griego’s interactive video monitors. “His performance encourages audience participation, as does Hong Kong-based Samson Young’s interactive touch screens,” she continues. “Burt Ritchie’s television line drawings render recognizable clips from television shows, while simultaneously merging into a tangle of lines as the time-based medium is translated into a two-dimensional representation.” DEER TV: Inner Attainment by Jeremiah Jenkins is A New York-based artist, Simon Greenon display at UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building as part berg, will have VHS videotape dichotomizing of ‘Test City: Analog to Digital TV.’ Courtesy photo the high-definition videographics and sound compositions by electronic media artist Phillip Stearns. tal television is a huge societal shift,” Johnson Also on display will be a sculpture made says. “Analog TVs were almost a sculptural from televisions, radios and floppy disks by element to any room. The image wasn’t clear Jeremiah Jenkins. “It combines the technoand it felt like it was a different world, a sepa- logical and the natural world into objects at rate experience. As we’ve evolved with digital once nostalgic and bizarre,” Johnson notes. TVs and HD, it has become more realistic, like Jenkins’ “Inner Attainment” is an analog TV what we are seeing exists in the same space that has been covered with deer fur and antas we do.” lers. Positioned high on a wall, the piece reJohnson remains inspired by the work of sembles a mounted deer head in a mountain Nam June Paik, a Korean-American artist who ski lodge. This positioning of an antiquated TV creates a variety of media and is considered as a deer head, references the idea that older, the founder of video art. Participating in the bulkier TVs have become/once were sculpNeo-Dada movement known as “Fluxus,” the tural pieces, fixtures in every home. Now, artists blend different artistic media and disci- though, they are simply antiquated forms of plines from the ‘60s. Visual art, literature, mu- technology, found in a museum or mounted sic, architecture and design function as almost on a wall as a symbol of humanity’s evolution. an anti-art movement. This means they want An entire sensory experience, the show to create something which can’t necessarily opens October 3rd and runs through Novembe owned, bought or sold. Fluxus artists, like ber 8th. An opening reception will be held the Yoko Ono, open up the definition of what art 3rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the art gallery. could be. Before his death, Nam June Paik used televisions to exploit their impact on the future. More so, he hoped to investigate society’s evolving relationship to them. Test City: Analog to Digital TV Reaching out to a variety of international artists—for whom she curated work in New The Art Gallery, York or met through Internet research—Johnson has culled her current show with views Cultural Arts Building at UNCW from across the world. Included in the exhibiOpening reception: Oct 3rd, 5:30 tion is Finnish artist Pilvi Takala’s “Real Snow White” video, which has been seen in Am- p.m.-7 p.m. • Hangs through Nov. 8th sterdam, Istanbul, and most recently at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.


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Planting Artistic Roots: Art in the Arboretum celebrates art and gardening By: Mary Childers


ive music, outdoor art and craft stations will bring the gardens to life at the 2013 Art in the Arboretum. Its seven acres off Oleander Drive already showcase a variety of plant and emerging trends in gardening, and act as the cooperative extension’s horticulture laboratory. By turning the gardens into an art festival every October, the arboretum raises funds to help further educate the general public on horticulture. Artists have been sending in their work to administrative assistant Gary Levesque for months now, to be a part of the event. So far there are around 92 artists who will be showing their work. Photographer Sean Ruttkay, jeweler Mitzy Jonkheer, and painter Cheryl McGraw, are a few of the people participating. “We are making sure things look 100 percent for the art show,” Levesque adds. “I’m really excited to see some new artists that will be participating this year.” Levesque describes the quality of the art being featured as “high end.” A committee chose the participants, which will showcase two-and-three-dimensional works in glass, textiles, stepping-stones, paintings and photography. Local artists will also be selling art at the event. Sue Watkins serves as committee chair for Art in the Arboretum and has been a part of the event for three years now. Starting out as a volunteer at the gardens, she has grown to appreciate everything being offered through the event. “This year we have expanded the art being featured,” Watkins says. “We wanted to encourage more people who did original art, such as pottery or sculptures.” Art in the Arboretum is one of the main

fund-raisers for the gardens, hosted as a “Friends of the Arboretum Event.” All of the fees required to become a member go back into the arboretum 100 percent. Last year over $17,000 worth of art was sold. With every piece sold, the arboretum gets 30 percent commission. Volunteers remain a huge necessity in order for this event to go smoothly. Levesque is still taking applications. “If we didn’t have our volunteers working there, then [Art in the Arboretum] would not happen,” Watkins says. The entire community has put their hands together, and there will be a variety of special touches added to the weekend of festivities. The arboretum collaborated with the Children’s Museum of Wilmington for children to paint featured banners. Also featured will be the Ability Garden, the outcome of a gardening program that works with people who have handicaps. Over 85 artists with disabilities had their art featured last year. Live music will also be included over two days. Sounds by the Port City Trio, Earle Griffith, Beverly Andrews and Band of Others will be played. “We do this to add to the overall ambience of the event,” administrative assistant Gary Levesque says. Thousands of people churn out annually to participate. “The gardens are always spectacular in the fall,” Watkins says. “Sometimes people come and they are so surprised because they did not know we were here.” Saturday evening there will be a party for the members of the arboretum. Admission for the general public is $15 in advance and $20 the night of. There will be a silent auction, raffle, open bar with wine and beer, and food. Museum price ranges from $30 to $1,000, depending on the package. “Becoming a member of the arboretum is inexpensive in the long run, because it pays

ART AND FUND-RAISING: Art in the Arboretum will take place again to help raise funds for the local Arboretum of New Hanover County. Courtesy photo

for itself right away,” Levesque says. Two free tickets to Art in the Arboretum, special classes, a free ticket to Airlie Gardens, discounts from certain merchants in the community, and free admission to over 300 gardens across the country are a few of the bonuses to joining. As the event quickly approaches, volunteers, artists and staff members are preparing to make it another success. “The weather is absolutely beautiful this time of year and the gardens are in full bloom,” Levesque says. “It is a really relaxing and tranquil time to leisurely walk around the gardens. If you have never been to the art show this is an excellent opportunity to see the arboretum and its splendor.” Classes such as the “Master Gardener Program” are available as educational re-

sources for the public to take part in. There is also a “Plant Clinic Hotline” in place to answer any questions individuals might have about gardening (910-798-7679). “The arboretum is such a great resource for the southeast North Carolina area,” Watkins adds. “It belongs to the people, so it is great for them to come out and see it.”

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www. is a multimedia studio and art gallery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Dawson Street. Volume 34 features work by Sarah Collier, Becky Carey, Cornelius Riley, Bambie and Eli Thompson. Coming Oct. 19th: Volume 36, featuring Shannon Lange, Bill Medley, Chip Orr and two special guest artists. Opening reception to be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 19th, with guest musician Morris Cardenas. Food will be provided by Taste of Italy, San Juan, and Incredible Pizza. Additional sponsors: Front Street, Merciless Attack and Bodies by Bunn.


22527 Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC 910-803-0302 • 910-330-4077 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (or by appt.)

Friday, October 11th, marks the opening reception for a solo show, “By the Beach”, featuring the work of BJ Cothran. BJ is the author of Images of America: Topsail Island and Then and Now: Topsail Island. She is also the editor of Topsail Magazine so it’s not surprising that her work is inspired by the area. The reception is from 6-8 p.m. and the public is invited. The November show will open on November 8th and will feature a Harvest theme. The December show opening on December 13th, will be simply themed “White”. Go to and check out Classes for Adults and Teens as well as Classes for Children. “Paint by Wine” will be offered on selected Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with Karen Crenshaw. ArtExposure will be closed December 22nd through January 13th and will reopen to regular hours on January 14th.

114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Featured this month is local potter Renato Abbate. Abbate’s unique and whimsical ceramic creations include mugs, bowls, plates, tiles, magnets, masks and wall hangings. His collection will be featured until October 24. Cape Fear Native features art, jewelry, pottery, photography and more, all original designs by local artists in the Cape Fear area. We also have sail bags by Ella Vickers and jewelry by Half United. Stop in and support your local creative community.


photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. “Morning Has Broken” features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!

New Elements Gallery 201 Princess St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.)

“Color Interplay” features the recent works of local artist Bruce Bowman and Nancy Tuttle May of Durham ,to hang through October 19th. Bowman’s skewed perspectives and bold palette create a striking contrast to May’s abstract studies of form and color. Bowman’s playful rendition of his subjects, primarily noteworthy structures or cityscapes, belies his background as a commercial architect. Combining collage with mixed media, May presents us with her dynamic compositions of form and color.

1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste. II • 910-509-4289 Tues.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; • Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

River to Sea Gallery

Figments Gallery offers a fresh mix of eclectic work from local and international artists of all genres. Come by for an Open House Exhibit featuring new artists on the Second Friday of every month from 6-8 p.m. It’s a great event to connect with the arts community!

River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy Bush. In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show will enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings,

225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf (Free parking) • (910)-763-3380 • Tues.-Sat. 11am-5p; Sun. 1-4pm.


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Retrospective Worlds of Art: Fashion designers needed for Black Film Festival this spring By: Christian Podgaysky The Dance Cooperative, a nonprofit dance studio, has moved to Austin Commons (near Monkey Junction) 5202-17 Carolina Beach Road.


rom the little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” to Judy Garland’s sparkling red heels in “The Wizard of Oz,” fashion and film exhibit an unparalOffering ballet, jazz, hiphop, leled partnership. Sewfli, Inc. intends to modern, creative movement, highlight this connection with their exhibit tap, stretch, and Zumba! “Fashion in Film” at the 13th annual Black Film Festival, to be held in March 2014. Classes for ages 3 through adults! Having been friends since the sixth Some scholarships available! grade, Ashika Payne of Sewfli, Inc., and Charlon Turner, festival director, seamNo costume or performance fees! lessly merged their respective worlds of art. Payne approached Turner about the For more information idea of holding a runway show after volcall 910-763-4995 unteering for the festival. or email us at “No matter how old you are, you’re wearing some type of fashion,” Payne says. “It can connect or relate to anyone. Fashion is just the thread, literally, that connects us.” NOW AT AUSTIN COMMONS The resurgence of the ‘60s brought on by “Mad Men,” and the fabulous set pieces of the highly acclaimed “Downton Abbey,” certainly illustrate current examples of the importance of fashion in film. “Wardrobe design is a huge part of filmmaking,” Turner advocates. “Sometimes the fashion in films even dictates the fashions that are current.” Payne and Tuner hope to give designers the platform to display their own work, and possibly enlighten them on a way to apply their talents. Last year was the film festival’s first venture into fashion. The program showcased selected designers who created garments inspired by classic black films that were chosen by the coordinators. The response soared.  “I think it brought in an audience and it definitely increased the attendance,” Turner says. “There were a lot of people who were coming strictly because of the fashion show but stayed.” The fashion show was blended into the awards ceremony, which added a festive touch. Those who came out just for the fashion show received a special treat as the festival’s winning film happened to be the final screening, which end-capped the night’s celebrations. Payne and Turner recall Letty Hipólito, a stand-out designer from last year. Typically a creator of Quinceañera dresses and ball gowns, she brought precision and 26 encore | october 2-8, 2013|

FROM SCREEN TO RUNWAY: (l. to r.) Rashanda Johnson, Letty Hipsalito, Ashika Payne, Alice Blake Powell and Vanessa Burgess brought Fashion to Film alive as part of the Black Film Festival held in spring. Courtesy photo

elaborate style to a creation inspired by “The Josephine Baker Story.” The event coordinators also applaud Rashanda Johnson, who brought a male component to the event. She showcased tailored suits motivated by “Harlem Nights,” and took a modern spin on the fashions of the 1930s Harlem Renaissance period. “I think just seeing it on the runway and seeing how creative people can get from just designing something out of nothing—that’s what people really like to see,” Payne says, “the innovation.” Looking toward the future, Turner and Payne certainly hope to build off of the momentum created by “Fashion in Film.” “Expanding is the goal,” Payne clarifies. “We definitely want to bring a new element and put a new spin on it. It was good last yea; we just want to make it better.”  For the 2014 showcase, designers are asked to base their apparels off of the classic black film “Coming to America.” Anyone can enter, but experience definitely serves as a requirement.  “We’re looking for people who are very creative, of course,” Payne tells. “People who have a love for fashion and are willing to bring high-quality designs. We’re look-

ing for someone who can design from a particular film piece and can take the idea and run with it.” They will select designers based on initial sketches and whether or not they can generate professional work in time for the show. Submissions for this year’s exhibit are due by December 31st.  “I expect to see elaborate and regal designs full of embellishments,” Payne says of her hopes for submissions on “Coming to America.” “I also expect to see colorful and unique creations that represent the beautiful and bright images brought to mind when one thinks of Africa.” Payne also seeks models for the show—5’7’’ or taller and any ethnicity. She states that a formal call for models will be done closer to the show.  Anyone interested can contact Payne at (910) 409-4172 or

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Howard’s ‘Rush’ speeds through with emotional depth

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Cinematique • Monday through Wednesdays, (unless otherwise noted); 7:30 p.m. Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut St. • $8 10/2: Written, directed by, and starring Lake Bell, who won the Sundance 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for the script, “In a World” (above) is a hilarious and heart-felt comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movietrailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king— her father. (Rated R, 1hr. 33min.)


love movies like “Rush,” because they prove to me that cinematic roads still exist to travel and tell stories. I knew nothing about race-car drivers James Hunt or Niki Lauda, or the legendary Formula One driving rivalry that fueled them throughout the 1976 season. It was as foreign to me as the Jamaican bobsledders of “Cool Runnings,” or the very brief football career of Rudy Ruteger. By the end of the film, I learned about two remarkable individuals and the passion they had for their sport. “Rush” is a great movie with some familiar themes. Executed beautifully by director Ron Howard, who made a career out of specializing in well-made mainstream films, the idea of competitors driven to extreme lengths to win at any cost certainly isn’t anything new. Literally, hundreds of movies come fueled by man’s compulsion to win, and so many of them paint with broad strokes, clichés and platitudes. They’re also replete with dramatic music and motivational speeches designed to make viewers feel as if crossing the finish line first or achieving the highest score is humanity’s crowning achievement. It’s not, mind you. Splitting the atom is pretty damn impressive. As is curing polio, but the story of Jonas Salk doesn’t exactly get the engines revving, I suppose. In 1976 James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) drove with a completely different mindset. Hunt believed in driving fast, partying all night long, and leaving a beautiful corpse. Lauda remained an obsessive compulsive who had difficultly connecting with anything that didn’t have a clutch. Their will to win combined with “The Odd Couple” sensibility made for some friction, and the battle between them for the win of world champion was all the talk in the racing world. Neither man was all that complex—something I appreciate the filmmakers admitting. So many sports movies are ruined by an idea that those who compete are somehow heroic simply because they eschew conventional wisdom and put themselves in harm’s way. “Rush” takes great pains to not portray these men as gods, and merely as flawed control freaks—in Hunt’s case, a charismatic control freak. Lauda obsessed so much over being the best, it almost cost him his life. The movie is so damn entertaining because it allows these drivers to be angry,

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VULNERABLE HEROES: Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl star as James Hunt and Niki Lauda, the 1976 race-car drivers who battled for world champion. Courtesy photo

frustrating, and disenfranchised people—not idols to be hoisted on the shoulders of their fans. Howard humanizes them and his obvious respect for them is evident. He shows us their scars and exposes their frailties. Hunt stood as the kind of playboy for which racing was created. He cared as much about the part after the race as the race itself. Lauda struggled deeply with the idea that life existed beyond the cockpit of his racer. By the end of their journey in the movie, both men learn a little bit from one another. There’s no life-changing moment where they become best friends and buy a timeshare in Cyprus. Instead, they both earn a level of respect from the other. It’s not exactly the most triumphant of endings, but it feels so right for this story. God bless Howard for his restraint. “Rush” could have been something truly awful, but he made a movie about drivers, not driving. This is Hunt and Lauda’s story. The performances are excellent. The racing is beautifully filmed but never drags on, and the races are important to the piece. Still, Howard avoids the stereotypical sports movie clichés which keep the action tight around the corners. He doesn’t take too much time away from those carrying the emotional weight of the film. Anyone making a sports movie should be forced to watch “Rush,” if only to help them see how great the genre can be when

someone shows a modicum of restraint and doesn’t go for easy payoffs. “Rush” is easily one of the best films I’ve seen this year. It captures the era, the sport and the men behind the wheel perfectly. Like I said, I knew nothing about this subject at the start of the film, and now I feel like I was there. That is all I want from a movie nowadays: Tell me a story I don’t know and make it damn entertaining.

DETAILS: Rush ★★★★★ Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde Directed by Ron Howard Rated R

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10/7-8: Written and directed by Woody Allen, “Blue Jasmine” (above) is one of the premier cinematic releases of the year. After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. This must-see film is considered by many one of Woody Allen’s best. (Rated PG-13, 1hr. 38min.)

Cucalorus November 13-17 • Passes on sale now! Kickstarter party: 9/29, 128 South • (910) 343-5995 Cucalorus features filmmakers, choreographers, video artists, vagabonds, vigilantes, and activists for the upcoming 19th annual film festival, 11/13-17. More than 200 films and programs on dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, works-in-progress, short films, and more. Passes for the festival on sale. Passes on sale with special discounted pricing through 9/29. Cucalorus has a Kickstarter taking place currently, which helps fund costs of bringing filmmakers to the festival. To donate, visit Kickstarter, and attend their Launch Party downtown at 128 South, with nibbles, live music and a celebration of meeting their goal. All area movie listings and paragraph synopses can be found at

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Mining a Surprising Menu:

ight As Well Bar and Grill operates in the old Fat Tony’s location on Racine Drive. The interior and arched bar remains somewhat the same. The TVs appear to be updated. Not so much the feel has changed, but the look certainly has. Greeted at the bar by a remarkably buxom waitress, her V-neck tee, though a few sizes too small, sported the words “Save the Ta Tas.” I assumed the whole thing was meant to be ironic, and I certainly got a chuckle out of it. I should add she was very friendly and attentive—nearly to the point of overdoing it. (I regret not asking her why she was wearing pink leopard ears because that lack of knowledge now haunts me.) With a beer safely in hand, the crab tots arrived as miniature crab cakes, served with lemon-caper aioli. Fried to a nice rich brown color, they turned out to be little more than briny bread crumbs with mayonnaise. I could see the occasional striation of crab meat, but it was not the focus of the dish. The sharp, lemon-y aioli didn’t taste bad, but I wished I had more of a crabcake to go with it. But there’s a reason I review more than one dish. Redemption came in the form of their pulled pork sliders and the smothered chicken. Tangy and mildly spicy, the pulled pork

was quite good, especially for an establishment that doesn’t specialize in it. The heat came on the finish, with the vinegar leading the palate. Their bread tasted good, too, considering I often grade on a curve when eating bread at any place called a “bar,” “tavern” or “saloon.” A second glance at the menu told me I should have been offered my choice of Eastern or Western North Carolina sauce for the sliders, but nothing like such happened. Still, they arrived large enough to share. Far and away my favorite, the smothered chicken could very well be Might As Well’s star. The chicken came cooked well with a slight char on the exterior; yet, they managed to leave all the juices inside. Copious amounts of shredded cheese and barbecue sauce topped it off. Might As Well also didn’t shy away from the bacon: four strips lay across the top. It was nearly impossible to get a bite without any pork fat on it. As far as side dishes go, the steamed vegetables tasted excellent. Carrots, zucchini, and peppers came cooked but crunchy. I could have gone for a little onion in the mix, but otherwise it was a hit. The fries were quite good, too. Surprisingly dark brown, the potato took on the oil’s flavor without drowning in it.

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Above: Might As Well’s pork sliders come with choice of Eastern or Western NC sauce. Photo by Trent Williams 28 encore | october 2-8, 2013|

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One of the more interesting services offered by Might As Well is late-night delivery. Some discrepancy may exists, as I’ve seen it advertised until 1:30 a.m. and until last call. Just err on the side of caution when ordering. I decided to take advantage of their takeout service. Delivery came prompt and friendly. Having loved their fries so much, I added cheese to them this go ‘round. Regrettably, they spent a bit too long in the broiler, and came out overcooked. The flavors were right on the money; someone was just a bit too slow grabbing them from the heat. I’d give this one another chance in a heartbeat, though. On the other side of the spectrum: I wish I hadn’t ordered the teriyaki chicken pizza. Japanese cuisine isn’t known for its bread or cheese. Quite frankly, the whole thing just clashed. The sauce tasted too sweet and too salty—which didn’t pair with the

pizza dough or mozzarella. To be fair, the chicken once again came cooked beautifully. I think chicken is one of the more difficult toppings for pizza, as it almost invariably dries out. Might As Well deserves credit for not letting that happen. All in all, Might As Well lives up to its name. It could be called “Shrugs” or “OK, Fine” or “Yeah, I Think That’s Open Now.” It doesn’t have the feel of a place I would seek out more so than just wind up visiting. That said, negotiating the menu with care means finding a surprisingly good meal.

DETAILS: Might As Well 250 Racine Drive • (910) 228-5365 Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Prices: $-$$ Bottom line: Might as well try the smothered chicken!


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Silver Celebration:

Szechuan 132 celebrates 25 with prix-fixe and year-long charitable give-back By: Shea Carver


ne of the most genuinely kind and honest restaurateurs in town will be celebrating 25 years in Wilmington on October 8th—and he will be doing so by paying forward the support and love he has received from the Wilmington community since 1988. Joseph Hou of Szechuan 132 will be pairing up with the Good Shepherd Center to feed numerous people on his silver anniversary day, Tuesday, the 8th. His goodwill won’t stop there either. “Every month for the whole year, we’ll be partnering up with a local nonprofit to provide meals for those in need,” Hou says. He will announce the nonprofits Szechuan 132 will help every month through October 2014. “Reaching this anniversary is a very special accomplishment for us,” Hou says. “We’ve been waiting 25 years for this, so we’ve decided it’s just not enough to celebrate for one day—we want to celebrate the whole year!” In addition, folks who wish to dine at the University Landing restaurant can enjoy a prix-fixe meal for $25 for two people on the 8th. The silver anniversary special will include an appetizer to share, an entrée

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Joseph Hou and his wife celebrate 25 years of serving Wilmington’s culinary community with their family restaurant, Szechuan 132. Photo by Trent Williams

for each person and a dessert to share. Szechuan 132’s menu comes packed with traditional Chinese entrées, as well as a touch of Thai and Japanese, all made with careful care. “There are no secrets or tricks in our industry,” Hou states. “Providing quality service, maintaining a clean and welcoming atmosphere, understanding the market trend, giving the customers the best value for their dollar, and maintaining consistency of good food are the best ‘secret’ New to Wilmington Workshops ingredients for success.” for beginning, intermediate, and Hou stumbled into the restaurant indusadvanced writers. Focus on stotry after leaving his family’s business of ry theory and technique, (plot, tanning leather in the late ‘80s. Though he character, dramatic movement) can’t exactly pinpoint what convinced him plus creative flow (unblocking, to take on Wilmington’s restaurant indusmaximizing output, managing try, he knows the one thing that fuels it doubt, fear panic). today: passion. “Deep down in my heart, after 25 years, I still look forward to going into Szechuan “A Professional Writer 132 everyday,” Hou says. “I get to be Is An Amateur Who an artist in my own fun little world. I play with different ingredients in the kitchen. I Didn’t Quit.” dance, tango, and marry food and drinks together.” Classes Begin This playfulness translates into his customer service as well. Hou, his family and October 9th staff treat their diners with exceptional respect. It’s nothing to see him circling the dining room and pulling up a seat with regulars. “We take extra time to personalize our communications and make our customers feel like a part of the Szechuan 132 family,” Hou says. “We want to keep an open 30 encore | october 2-8, 2013|



line of communication to encourage any feedback we can get.” Maintaining this strong customer base remains top priority, essentially because it’s what he believes. “Each and every one of our customers is irreplaceable,” he says. “If you talk to anyone with a marketing background, they will tell you that it costs 10 times more to acquire a new customer than it does to keep an existing one.” To find the balance between the two, Szechuan 132 constantly offers promotions, reaches out via social media and markets through local media as well. Hou’s close ties to community strengthen daily, as he employs numerous students from UNCW, located right around the corner from Szechuan 132. “We love the idea of having a positive impact, especially in being able to provide jobs for students while they are in school,” notes Hou, who has put two of his own children through college. “Watching our student staff develop skills to be bright, smart and hard-working, and transition from students to contributing citizens in ‘the real world,’ is a feeling that no amount of money can buy. Today, we can proudly brag that the students who went through the Szechuan 132 obstacle course have moved on to become architects, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, business owners, social workers, restaurant owners, accountants and actuaries.” Asian restaurants aplenty have come and gone through Wilmington. While Hou certainly is not the first of his ilk, Szechuan 132 remains of optimal importance because it was one of the first to forego the typical fast-food/takeout Chinese model. “During the summer of 1988, I was just the new kid in town,” Hou states. “There were a few Asian restaurants, and they

all seemed to be doing fine. However, it struck me that I didn’t see any of these restaurants with a ‘table cloth’ dining room. I decided to fill this niche. After 25 years, we’re still a table cloth restaurant.” A lot has evolved since. Mainly Hou sees the small mom-and-pops sometimes overshadowed by franchises. “Back when I first arrived in Wilmington, only a few franchised restaurants survived because local patrons, looking for a feeling of family, belonging and pride, would frequent mom-and-pop restaurants more,” Hou notes. “Today, the game has changed. Consumers looking for familiarity frequent franchise restaurants more than local stores. Franchises can flash their name out to you in every way possible—even in your dreams. They have much deeper pockets and can afford a stronger marketing department. They spend money on advertisements everywhere—TV, magazines, newspapers. They can afford to get their name more recognition. Unfortunately, this has been to the detriment of local mom-and-pop restaurants.” But Hou is not allowing the competition to deter his stronghold. Like any industry, it has its ups and downs. Long hours can translate to missed family events, football games or dance recitals. Still, the everpositive Hou is the first to recognize its rewards outweigh the difficulties. “My restaurant fosters the opportunity for me to delight in, bond and strengthen friendships,” he says. “We hope that years down the road, the Szechuan 132 name can become one of many topics at Wilmingtonian family dinner tables. We hope to hear that we are not only serving good food, but that we’re a fun place with reasonable prices. With all the laughter and sweet, unforgettable and priceless memories we have all shared and created at Szechuan 132, we want our name to be one that is passed down from one generation to the next.”

DETAILS: Szechuan 132 Silver Anniversary Tuesday, October 8th Charitable feeding at the Good Shepherd Center • 811 Martin St. $25 dinner for two at the restaurant 419 S. College Rd. • (910) 799-1426


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Plates include, Charleston Crab Cakes, Flounder Escovitch & Miso Salmon. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand-crafted seasonal desserts. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910-799-3847. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch Wednesday-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, Mon.-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List


If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus…salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT:

Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. SURF. EAT. REPEAT: Oil Poached Mahi Fish Cake over Latkes Potatoes and sauteed bacon and spinach. Finished with a Red Pepper Coulis from Blue Surf Cafe on Racine Dr.

■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the




Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ MUSIC: Music every Sunday in Summer ■ WEBSITE:

Blue Surf Café

Sophisticated Food…Casual Style. We offer a menu that has a heavy California surf culture influence while still retaining our Carolina roots. We provide a delicate balance of flavors and freshness in a comfortable and inviting setting. We offer a unique breakfast menu until noon daily, including waffles, skillet hashes and sandwiches. Our lunch menu is packed with a wide variety of options, from house roasted pulled pork, to our mahi and

signature meatloaf sandwich. Our dinner features a special each night along with our house favorites Braised Beef Brisket and Jerk Chicken Empanada’s. All of our entrees are as delicious as they are inventive. We also have a full beer and wine list. Come try the “hidden gem” of Wilmington today. 250 Racine Drive, Wilmington 910-523-5362. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Daily Specials, Gluten Free Menu, Infused Lemonade, Outdoor Patio, New Artist event first Friday of every month and kids menu ■ WEBSITE:



Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee, 2013 Best of Wilmington “Best Chef” winner, Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, & Seafood Ceviche to name a few. Larger

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The Dixie Grill has undergone numerous transformations over the years. It has been a white linen establishment, a no-frills diner and pool hall, a country café and now a classic American diner. The menu hearkens back to an aesthetic that equated good food with freshness, flavor and a full stomach. This combination has earned The Dixie Grill the Encore Reader’s Choice award for “Best Breakfast” and “Best Diner” several times. Call the Dixie an homage to the simplicity of southern cuisine, call it a granola greasy spoon, call it whatever you like. Just sit back, relax and enjoy!. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER: OPEN 7 days a week. Serving Breakfast and Lunch 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Serving dinner Thursday, Fri, and Saturday from 4 – 10 pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Wilmington


Since 1984, Elijah’s has been Wilmington, NC’s outdoor dining destination. We feature expansive indoor and outdoor waterfront dining, with panoramic views of riverfront sunsets. As a Casual American Grill and Oyster Bar, Elijah’s offers everything from fresh local seafood and shellfish to pastas, sandwiches, and Certified Angus Beef selections. We offer half-priced oysters from 4-6 every Wednesday & live music with our Sunday Brunch from 11-3. Whether you are just looking for a great meal & incredible scenery, or a large event space for hundreds of people, Elijah’s is the place to be.

11:30-10:00; Friday and Saturday 11:30-11:00 ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Wilmington Kids menu available


“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drinks lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches (Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When you’re at Halligan’’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. Enjoy two locatons: 3317 Masonboro Loop Rd., and 1900 Eastwood Rd. in Lumina Station. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 Days a Week Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Masonboro Loop & Lumina Station ■ FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSITE:


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

Holiday Inn Resort

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

K’s Cafe

Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome home-cooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington.They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger

Platter smothered in gravy! They also offer great choices such as fresh chicken salad, soups, and even a delicious Monte Cristo served on French toast bread. K’s also offers soup, sandwich and salad combos and a great variety of homemade desserts. On Sundays they offer a great brunch menu. A variety of choices will be on the menu such as Eggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Give K’s Cafe a won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 791-6995. Find us on Facebook. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 7 DAYS A WEEK. Monday - Friday. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Serving several pita options, as well as new lighter selections! ■ WEBSITE:


Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. ■ SERVING DINNER: 5pm Tue-Sun; seasonal hours, Memorial Day-Labor Day open 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: “Date Night” menu every Tues.; Ladies Night every Wed; $27 4-course prix fixe menu on Thurs.; 25% off a’ la cart menu on Fri. from 5-7 p.m. and half price bottles of wine on Sun. ■ MUSIC: Mon., Fri. & Sat. in summer from 5-7 p.m. ■ WEBSITE:


We invite you to experience dining in Wrightsville Beach’s—Shell Island Restaurant located inside the Shell Island Resort. The breathtaking panoramic ocean views are complemented with menu items that will invigorate your appetite. Whether you are in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, our specialized menus feature the freshest ingredients prepared and presented by our dedicated service staff. Here is a reason to visit everyday—Weekday drink specials are offered both at the inside lounge or the poolside bar. If a refreshing beverage is what you desire, the only question is: Inside or out? So try Shell Island Restaurant for fun in the sun and a view second to none. You can observe the true island scene and absorb the true island dining experience. 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Bch, NC 28480. (910) 256-8696 ■ BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront Dining ■ MUSIC: Live music Friday & Saturday 7 – 10 p.m. ■ WEBSITE:


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

varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon.-Fri.10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSITE:


Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, Fat-free Turkey (at participating locations), and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 121 N. Front Street open Monday & Tuesday 11am-9pm; Weds, Thurs, Fri, & Sat 11am-3am; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Sunday - Wednesday 11 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 until 3, Sat. 11 until 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City ■ FEATURING: Dog friendly locations

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


From the minute you walk through the door to the wonderful selection of authentic Thai cuisine, Big Thai II offers you a tranquil and charming atmosphere - perfect start to a memorable dinner. For the lunchtime crowd, the luncheon specials provide a great opportunity to get away. The menu is filled with carefully prepared dishes such as Pad Thai (Chicken, Beef, Pork or Tofu pan-fried rice noodles with eggs, peanuts, bean sprouts, carrots, and chives in a sweet and savory sauce) and Masaman Curry (The mildest of all curries, this peanut base curry is creamy and delicious with potatoes, cashew nuts and creamy avocado). But you shouldn’t rush into a main entrée right away! You will be missing out on a deliciously appetizing Thai favorite, Nam Sod (Ground Pork blended with fresh chili, green onion, ginger and peanuts). And be sure to save room for a piece of their fabulous Coconut Cake! A trip to Big Thai II is an experience that you’ll never forget. If the fast and friendly service doesn’t keep you coming back, the great food will! 1319 Military Cutoff Rd.; 256-6588 ■ Serving Lunch: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. -.2:30 p.m. ■ Serving Dinner: Mon-Thur 5 p.m. -.9:30 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. -.10 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m. -.9:30 p.m. ■ Neighboorhood: Mayfaire ■ Featuring: Authentic Thai Cuisine ■ Website:


Blue Asia serves a wide range of Asian and Pacific Rim cuisines, in Chinese, Japanese and Thai, prepared by experienced chefs. By offering only the freshest seafood, meats and vegetables, chefs prepare classic sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi, as well as hibachi tempura dishes, and favorites like Pad Thai or chicken and broccoli. A large selection of appetizers, such as dumplings and spring rolls, along with homemade soups and salads, make Blue Asia a fusion experience, sating all palates. Folks dine in an upscale ambiance, transporting them to far-away metropolises. We always serve a full menu, and we specialize in the original all-youcan-eat, made-to-order sushi for lunch ($11.95) or dinner ($20.95). With specialty cocktails and full ABC permits, we welcome families, students, young professionals and seasoned diners alike. 341 S. College Rd., Ste 52. 910-799-0002.www. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Wed, 11am-10pm; Thurs-Sat, 11am-10:30pm; Sun, noon-10pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, near UNCW ■ FEATURING: All-you-can-eat, made-to-order sushi for lunch ($11.95) or dinner ($20.95). ■ WEBSITE:

will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 2519229. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. for dinner. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ WEBSITE:



Delight in a delectable range of “gateway” sushi and contemporary takes on classic Japanese cuisine in a hip and simple setting. Our fusion sushi makes use of unique ingredients such as seared steak and blue crab, offering downtown Wilmington a fresh and modern taste. Offering over 85 different sushi rolls, many are titled in quintessential Carolina names, such as the Dawson’s Creek, the Hampstead Crunch, and the Queen Azalea. We focus on fresh, organic ingredients, and seek to satisfy guests with dietary restrictions—we have many vegetarian options, for instance. Our selections feature exotic ingredients such as eel and octopus, while we even offer rolls using sweet potatoes or asparagus. Dine with us and discover the tantalizing flavors you’ve been missing. 141 N. Front St.; (910) 833-7272 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11am-2pm; Sat. 12pm-2pm. Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Sunny Maki Combo Specials: 3 sushi rolls for $11.95 daily.




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.

What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7 p.m. enjoy half-priced nigiri and halfpriced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6 p.m., where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. ■ WEBSITE:

From the flavorfully mild to the fiery spiced, Thai Spice customers are wooed by the dish that’s made to their specifications. Featuring a tasteful menu of traditional Thai standards to numerous delectable house specials, it’s quickly becoming the local favorite for Thai cuisine. This family-run restaurant is sure to win you over. If you haven’t discovered this gem, come in and be charmed. Whether it be a daytime delight, or an evening indulgence, your visit will make you look forward to your return. Located in Monkey Junction at 5552 Carolina Beach Rd., Ste. G. (910) 791-0044. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue.-Th.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ WEBSITE:


At Bourbon St., the food, style and atmosphere are New Orleans-bred but Carolina-refined. It features the unique decoration of a typical New Orleans bar, as it seems to have been extracted from the heart of the French Quarter. The classic French style and the laid-back American culture come together to offer us a unique place where joy can be inhaled at every breath. The authentic Southern decorations in Bourbon St. were carefully selected at antique houses, garage sales and thrift shops found in the streets of the Big Easy. It enables us to offer you the true experience of being in the heart of the French Quarter: Bourbon St. It’s the best place to enjoy with friends,

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


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with the rhythm of live music, the classic taste of typical Cajun food, and the best beers available in our market. 35 N. Front St.; (910) 762-4050. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Authentic Creole Cajun cuisine, live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday with no cover. Try our famous charbroiled oysters.


Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sun 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine. ■ WEBSITE:


Experience the finest traditional Irish family recipes and popular favorites served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. The Harp, 1423 S. 3rd St., proudly uses the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, to bring you and yours the most delicious Irish fare! We have a fully stocked bar featuring favorite Irish beers and whiskies. We are open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. Join us for djBe Open Mic & Karaoke - Irish songs available! - 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and half-price wine bottles all day Tuesdays; Harp University Trivia with Professor Steve Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; djBe karaoke and dancing 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturdays and live music Wednesday and Fridays - call ahead for schedule 910-763-1607. Located just beside Greenfield Lake and Park at the south end of downtown Wilmington, The Harp is a lovely Irish pub committed to bringing traditional Irish flavor, tradition and hospitality to the Cape Fear area. ■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER:

Open at 5 a.m. every day for both American and Irish breakfast, served to noon weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends. Regular menu to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Greenfield Lake/Downtown South ■ FEATURING: Homemade soups, desserts and breads, free open wifi, new enlarged patio area, and big screen TVs at the bar featuring major soccer matches worldwide. ■ MUSIC Live music Wednesdays and Fridays call 910-763-1607 for schedule; djBe open mic and karaoke Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m, and djBe karaoke and dancing Saturdays 9 p.m - 1:30 a.m. ■ WEBSITE


We believe fresh ingredients and good conversation are what makes a meal. You will discover that pleasure and happiness does not stop with the food we prepare, but will spill over into the warm, casual atmosphere we provide. Every guest is a welcome part of our family from the moment they walk through the doors. Whether you are looking for a fresh salad from the garden, a hot sub from the oven, a dish of pasta, or a pizza straight from your own creation; you will find it here! From calzones, strombolis and meatballs, every dish is made fresh to order. Our homemade dough and sauce is made daily, as we strive for the best, using the highest quality ingredients. Complete your meal with our decadent desserts, such as the popular Vesuvius cake or our Chocolate Thunder cake. We serve cheesecake, cream puffs, and made-to-order cannolis and Zeppoli. We offer cozy outdoor seating, big-screen TVs—and ice cold beer served with a frosted glass, as well as wine at our Castle Hayne Rd. location. Midtown residents can enjoy free delivery from our Market St. location. Please call for daily specials, such as homemade lasagna and brisket. 2535 Castle Hayne Rd.; (910) 762-1904 or 3926 Market St.; (910) 362-4103. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Thurs: 11am to 9pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 11am-7pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, and North Wilmington near the airport ■ FEATURING: $4.99 lunch special: 2 slices and a drink, from 11 am-3pm; $4.99 10in. pizza after 3pm; $4.99 for 6 wings all day


The authentic Italian cuisine served at Taste of Italy has scored them Best Deli in the Port City for years running now. The Guarino family recipes have been passed down from generation to generation to brothers Tommy and Chris, who serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry diners. They also cater all events, from holiday parties to corporate lunches, including hot meals, cold trays, handmade desserts and an array of platters, from antipasto to cold cuts. In addition, Taste of Italy sells Scalfani products, Sabrett hot dogs and Polly-O cheeses in their market, all the while serving top-notch hot and cold items from their delicatessen. Located at 1101 South College Rd., P. 910-392-7529, F. 910-392-9745 Open M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Ponatone, Pandora, Torrone and gift baskets of all sizes! ■ WEBSITE:


is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16 oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials

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A Wilmington favorite since 1987! At Elizabeth’s you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine, as well as some of your American favorites. Offering delicious pizza, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beer, and wine. Elizabeth’s is known for their fresh ingredients, where even the bread is baked fresh daily. A great place for lunch, dinner, a late night meal, or take out. Elizabeth’s can also cater your event and now has a party room available. Visit us 4304 ½ Market St or call 910-251-1005 for take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 10am-Midnight every day ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). ■ WEBSITE: ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons.

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub

Fat Tony’s has the right combination of Italian and American influences to mold it into a unique familyfriendly restaurant with a “gastropub” feel. Boasting such menu items as Penne alla Vodka, Beef Lasagna, and mix-and-match pasta dishes (including a gluten-free penne), Fat Tony’s is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Add in homemade, hand-tossed, New York style pizzas, 8oz Angus burgers, and deliciously plump chicken wings, and you’ve got a game day in heaven. Proudly supporting the craft beer movement, they have an ever-changing selection of small-brewery beers included in their 25-tap lineup – 12 of which are from NC. They have over forty bottled beers, great wines, and an arsenal of expertly mixed cocktails that are sure to wet any whistle. Fat Tony’s has two pet-friendly patios – one looking out onto Front Street and one with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. With friendly, efficient service and a fun, inviting atmosphere, expect to have your expectations exceeded at Fat Tony’s. It’s all good. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Thurs. 11:00 am - Midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11:00am - 2:00am. Sun. 12:00pm - Midnight ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ WEBSITE: ■ FEATURING: Daily lunch specials until 3pm and late night menu from 11pm until closing.

Pizzetta’s Pizzeria

Family-owned and operated by Sicilian cousins Sal and Vito, Pizzetta’s Pizzeria has become Wilmington’s favorite place for homey, authentic Italian fare served with precision and flavor like none other. Made daily from family recipes, folks will enjoy hand-tossed pizzas——gourmet to traditional——specialty heroes and pastas, homemade soups and desserts, and even daily blackboard specials. Something remains tempting for every palate, whether craving one of their many pies or a heaping of eggplant parm, strombolis and calzones, or the famed Casa Mia (penne with sautéed mushrooms, ham, peas in a famous meat sauce with cream). Just save room for their buttery, melt-in-your-mouth garlic knots! Ending the meal with their pastry chef’s carefully crafted cannolis, Tiramisu or gourmet cheesecake, alongside a cup of freshly made espresso or cappuccino, literally makes a perfect end to one unforgett able and desirable meal. Located in Anderson Square at 4107 Oleander Dr., Unit F, Wilmington (910-799-4300) or Pizzetta’s II, Leland, 1144 E. Cutler Crossing, St., Ste 105, in Brunswick Forest. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: ILM location: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m., and Sun., noon. • Leland location: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11

a.m. -11 p.m.; Sun., noon - 9:30 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown Wilmington and coming soon, Brunswick Forest in Leland ■ FEATURING: Homemade pizzas, pastas, soups and desserts, all made from family recipes! ■ WEBSITE:


Enjoy authentic Italian food in a beautiful, warm, casual setting. Whether dining indoors or in our courtyard, Siena is the perfect neighborhood trattoria for the entire family to enjoy. From our delicious brick oven pizza to elegantly prepared meat, seafood, and pasta specials, you will find a level of cuisine that will please the most demanding palate, prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients. ■ SERVING DINNER: at 4 p.m. Daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. 3315 Masonboro Loop Road, 910-794-3002 ■ FEATURING: Family style dinners on Sundays ■ WEBSITE:


“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 2562229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT:

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


Tucked in the corner of University Landing, a block from UNCW is the hidden gem of Wilmington’s international cuisine scene - Jamaica’s Comfort Zone. This family owned restaurant provides a relaxing blend of Caribbean delights – along with reggae music – served up with irrepressible smiles for miles. From traditional Jamaican breakfast to mouth-watering classic dishes such as curry goat, oxtail, jerk and curry chicken, to our specialty 4-course meals ($12.00) and $5.99 Student meal. Catering options are available. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tuesday Saturday 11:45am - 9:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm - 8:00pm Sunday. Monday - Closed ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown – University Landing 417 S. College Road, Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials updated daily on Facebook ■ WEBSITE:


Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and from 5-10 p.m. Closed Sun-

day. d■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Nightly specials s■ WEBSITE:


,Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers rlooking for Organic and Natural groceries and -supplements, or a great place to meet friends for -a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. ,Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, fHamburger or a Chicken Caesar Wrap, shop-pers will find a large selection of nutritious meals -on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for take-out. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to rensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic -Grass-Fed and Free-Range meats and poultry. eWheat-Free and Gluten-Free products are in stock eregularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. fLovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop dby Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9 a.m. tto 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 210 am to 6 p.m.. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff hRd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” e■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. ■ WEBSITE:


Come dine-in or take-out from the newly renovatked Co-op Kitchen at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food sMarket. You can fill your plate or box with hot bar tand salad bar items that are prepared fresh daily ain our kitchen. Made-to-order sandwiches, like the hTempeh Reuben, are served hot off the Panini grill. sThe Co-op Café offers organic smoothies and ofresh juices; local wheatgrass shots; fair trade or,ganic coffee, lattes, and chai tea; and our newest yaddition of Lenny Boy kombucha tea on tap. Don’t .forget our baked-from-scratch baked goods! The Co-op Kitchen provides menu items that appeal to everyone, regardless of dietary demands. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ WEEKEND BRUNCH: Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ■ SALAD BAR: Mon. - Sun, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. n■ SANDWICHES: Mon. - Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ■ BAKERY & CAFE: Mon. - Sun, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: indoor/outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi ■ WEBSITE:


,DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR eVoted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore nreaders, you know what you can find at Dock .Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than roysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s 1something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll -have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic”

atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE:

2 Ann Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 11am9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm and Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm. Kids menu ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Riverfront Downtown Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Fresh local seafood specialties, Riverfront Dining, free on-site parking ■ MUSIC: Outside Every Friday and Saturday


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

SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.




Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality attributes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-3926313; ■ ■ ■ ■



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

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. WEBSITE:

Pilot house

The Pilot house Restaurant is Wilmington’s premier seafood and steak house with a touch of the South. We specialize in local seafood and produce. Featuring the only Downtown bar that faces the river and opening our doors in 1978, The Pilot House is the oldest restaurant in the Downtown area. We offer stunning riverfront views in a newlyrenovated relaxed, casual setting inside or on one of our two outdoor decks. Join us for $5.00 select appetizers 7 days a week and live music every Friday and Saturday nigh on our umbrella deck. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 910-343-0200

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is thrilled to now serve customers in its new location at 109 Market Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington (910-833-8622). It’s the place you want to be to catch your favorite sports team on 7 TV’s carrying all major sports packages. A variety of fresh seafood is available daily including oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Shuckin’ Shack has expanded its menu now offering fish tacos, crab cake sliders, fried oyster po-boys, fresh salads, and more. Come in a check out Shack’s daily lunch, dinner, and drink specials. It’s a Good Shuckin’ Time! The original Shack is located in Carolina Beach at 6A N. Lake Park Blvd.; (910) 458-7380. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Sat 11am2am; Sun noon-2am ■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Carolina Beach and Downtown ■ FEATURING: Daily lunch specials, join the mailing list online ■ WEBSITE:


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


Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNC W, this lively sports-themed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road. (910) 791.9393. ■ ■ ■ ■

SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD

projector TVs in Wilmington.



Fox and Hound is an English-style sports tavern that offers a warm, inviting ambiance and friendly, entertaining staff. Relax in the spacious bar area while watching your favorite team on

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Reaching a Milestone


n 1978 downtown Wilmington reached a low point, turning into a retail ghost town. In 1979 a group of Wilmingtonians interested in historic downtown and the arts decided a facelift was needed. A cultural festival was set up to draw residents of ILM back to the area: Riverfest. This year celebrates the its 35th anniversary, from October 4th through 6th. It remains Wilmington’s official kickoff to the fall season, attracting over 150,000 visitors over three days. “Over the years it has grown so much by adding more exciting events, such as wrestlers, stand-up paddleboarding, fireworks, and a wine race just to name a few,” Riverfest president Donna Worrell says “We have more than doubled the arts and craft and food vendors.” In the same ideal, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show, a recent addition to the festival, returns for its second year. “We try to stay current with new events for the enjoyment of the visitors,” Worrell notes. “This year, on our 35th anniversary, Riverfest consists of 20-plus committees, a budget of $90,000, over 200 craft vendors, 35 concessions booths, entertainment on two different stages, Saturday night fireworks, Run the River 8K Race, the Great Wine Waiter’s Race, a ‘KidsZone’ with free activities for children, and much more,” Russ Deats, festival chairman, details. Family entertainment will make up half a mile of concessions and attractions. “This results in an economic impact on the surrounding community estimated at over $3 million,” Deats explains. An increase in activity in downtown and on Front Street has resulted in more shops opening, restaurants, river cruisers, galleries, The River Walk and Riverfront Park—a vision Riverfest founders held in 1979 is coming to fruition. More so, it’s surpassing goals by continuing to give back to community. The Marine Biology Department at the Cape Fear Community College is supported by Riverfest, and since 1995 the event has donated over $149,000 to the CFCC Foundation. “Funds have been used for scholarships, equipment, and special projects,” Deats states.

Riverfest will ring in its 35th year this weekend By: Fiona Ní Súilleabháin

In 2008, an endowed scholarship was established. To date, $44,000 of the donated funds have been designated for the Riverfest/Ava M. Hobbs Endowed Scholarship. This year’s festivities will get underway on October 4th. Live music entertainment, demonstrations, and sports happenings, amongst other attractions, are ready to be enjoyed. Here’s a look at the weekend ahead; for more information, visit

~Friday, October 4th~

Garden Party The Garden Party will open Riverfest on October 4th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenfield Lake’s Rotary Garden (1960 Amphitheater Dr.). Tickets are $50 each, available at www.etix. com. Parking and shuttle services located at Legion Stadium (102 N. 3rd St.). Live Concerts Everybody will be dancin’ in the streets starting at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park (5 N. Water St.) in the beer garden, which will feature three bands: Catch Harmonic Content until 7 p.m., Loose Jets from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and The Cut from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

~Saturday, October 5th~ Stand-up Paddle Board Competition Viewable along the riverfront, the stand-up paddle board competition will begin at the river docks at The George, making its way to the Battleship NC and then the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Registration takes place at 8:30 a.m. on site with a fee of $35. Divisions are for men, women 14ft, 12’6, unlimited and kids, in addition to some fun races. Start time begins at 10 a.m. and a light lunch will be provided by The George. Visit the website to download the entry form:

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Vendors, Exhibits and Displays From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, as well as from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, visitors can peruse various arts and crafts vendors along Water Street and the kids’ zone in the Cotton Exchange Parking Lot. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Zone in the CFCC Riverside lot for rides and demonstrations, too.

Classic Car Show The Sun Coast Cruisers Classic Car Show revs up Market Street on Saturday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cape Fear Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), founded in 1932, is running this exhibit and is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of automobiles as close to showroom conditions as possible.

such as Massive Grass, Dylan Holton, Brent Stimmell, Soul to Sea, and Bob Edens and the Dixie Driver Band. Sunday’s lineup consists of Sean Guerrero, followed by Ricky Jarman, and then the Myrtle Grove Praise Band. UPWA Wrestlers Show Matches take place at Cape Fear Community College in the East Parking Lot. Saturday show times are at noon, 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday times are at noon and 3 p.m. Viewers also have the opportunity to meet the wrestlers and get autographs. Pirates Children Treasure Hunt From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., young pirates can go on their very own hunt for treasure! Maps can be picked up at 1 p.m. at Network Real Estate, 106 N. Water Street.

Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show Returning for another year, guests can see chainsaw-carving, axe-throwing, and logrolling amongst other lumberjack entertainment. Saturday shows take place at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4p.m. Sunday offers showings at 12.30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Fireworks Lighting up the sky and exploding with color, the fireworks will commence Saturday evening at 9 p.m. Come early for a good spot.

Mainstage Live Music Live performances will be going on throughout the festival at the Riverfront Park Mainstage. Saturday’s live concert series kicks off at 12 p.m., carrying on ‘til 11 p.m. with acts

Run the River 8k Race The Wilmington Road Runners Club is one of the oldest operating running clubs in North Carolina, established in 1978. The club has over 250 members running this race every

~Sunday, October 6th~

ANNIVERSARY ARTWORK: Local photographer and artists Mike Bryand created this year’s art for the 35th annual Riverfest. Courtesy photo

year from speedy racers to occasional joggers. The race takes place Sunday with registration at 6.30 a.m to 7.45 a.m in the CFCC parking lot. Race begins at 8 a.m. Application forms are also available online.


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Fears and Phobias Alive: Panic Attack returns in time for All Hallow’s Eve By: Trent Williams


or half of us, fall brings with it ideas of beauty: leaves changing, warm cups of coffee, autumn colors. For the other half, fall is ultimately all about Halloween and scaring the hell out of each other. Panic Attack is probably the peak example of the latter. Last week, I took a “lights on” tour with the owner, and let’s just say I was trying to keep my cool. There’s no argument about it: This warehouse is creepy. It takes a good half hour to get through the whole thing featuring twists of horror and gore. Ten or 15 rooms exist inside the warehouse, plus they’ve added more new rooms for 2013. Panic Attack pretty much covers all of our worst nightmares: graveyards, haunted mansions, churches, butchers, yetis, and an extended section for the creepy- clown fans. Besides the hundreds of props and mechanical scares, the warehouse comes packed with over 120 live actors, trained and eager. “Actors go through a two-week training course for this,” says Jeremy Neer,

who, alongside with Anthony Long, is the brains behind the operation. “We do on-set practice, teach them how to scare, how to act, what they can and can’t say, and what to wear.” Neer explains the warehouse is full of high-

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ly decorated dummies, making it hard to pick out a lifeless dummy from someone who’s going to jump out. “Most of our actors have been here for four or five years and have plenty of experience in scaring,” Neer says. There’s also no argument about Panic Attack’s popularity. It’s unquestionably the more visited scare attraction in Wilmington. “It’s only gotten more popular,” Neer explains. “It grows every single year. We actually had a second warehouse next to this one, but the state made us shut it down because there were too many people on one site.” Interestingly enough, there are a wide variety of age groups walking through the attraction. Anyone from 8 to 88-years-old have walked. “It just seems that everybody likes to be scared in the end,” Neer says. The Panic Attack requires almost full-year maintenance and preparation, with employees working from March to opening in order to be operating through September and October. Neer and Long also attend a Hollywood props trade shows in St. Louis every year, in order to see what’s new in the scaring business. With lunging spiders the size of cars or cars the size of buildings revving toward you—and then only stopping a foot from where you stand—the props impress. A wide variety of connections around the country keep Panic Attack ever-evolving. They even have a friend who carves realistic 30foot trees out of Styrofoam. “Our inspiration? Watch every scary movie,” Neer says. “We try to detail it out so you feel

like you’re there on the actual movie set.” Neer always has adored the creep factor evident in flicks like “Friday the 13th,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Halloween.” “We actually met the original Michael Myers,” Neer states. “I have the original butcher knife from the movie autographed and everything in my collection.” Arguably the most impressive thing about the warehouse is its attention to detail. There really is no wall or corner left untouched. With a preparation time of almost eight months, it’s tough to tell what’s real and what isn’t when walking through a room of butchered bodies and screaming butchers. “Kelly, [Panic Attack’s marketing manager], gets really scared,” Neer says. “She won’t go through it. We’ll take her in there and leave her halfway through, so she has to find her way out. A lot of people will go through but won’t make it all the way. There’s [hidden] security all up and down the hallways that can take you out at any time if it gets too scary.” Along with the walk-through, Panic Attack is also introducing a midway carnival-type area to pass time for guests waiting in line. Those attending can expect to see multiple food vendors, including Trolley Stop, Patty Wagon, Mrs. K’s Funnel Cakes, and more. There will be classic carnival games like tossing baseballs into baskets, breaking plates, tossing rings and more. Panic Attack is also hosting their first annual pumpkin-carving contest. People have a chance to win $1,000 and other great prizes. Age groups will be judged separately, including adult (16+), who wins $1,000. Teens (11-15) will win two fast-pass tickets to Panic Attack and a free costume from Halloween and More. Children (10 and under) will win a costume from Halloween and More. All entries must be in by October 11th, dropped off daily between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Panic Attack has raised over $3,000 alone for The Boys and Girls Club already. They believe in giving back to the community that’s supported them over the years.

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World Habitat Day brings together volunteers, religious organizations By: Maddie Deming


orking in harmony, members of the community will put aside religious differences and come together for the better good on October 5th. Tolerance and fellowship will be shared by all, in observance of World Habitat Day through the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers from all different faith communities, as well as others who wish to participate, are invited to pray and work together on the construction site of a Habitat home in the community. The purpose is to bring camaraderie unity between various religious organizations, while providing a service as well. Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit Christian organization in Americus, Georgia, Habitat for Humanity sought to build and sell homes to people in need at no profit. By constructing the homes at a significantly lower cost than the government and for-profit organizations do, they wanted to provide no-interest, 30year mortgages to families. Along the way, they evolved, offering education programs, credit counseling and mentoring, so families could obtain the knowledge they need to keep and manage their homes. Since their

upstart in the South some 30 years ago, the program has grown rapidly across the country and even around the world In 1987 Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity established alongside 76 other outreaches in

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BUILDING COMMUNITIES: Volunteers work during Habitat’s “Wall-Raising” at their build on Maides Avenue. Courtesy photo.

North Carolina. They have constructed more than 145 homes in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. They also created their first subdivision, The Cottages at Cornerstone in Wilmington, NC, which currently houses 32 families. World Habitat Day, a holiday established in 1986 by the United Nations, to be observed the first Monday of October, is celebrated globally, with recurring participants like Habitat for Humanity. “World Habitat Day encompasses the Habitat vision of a world where all people deserve a decent place to live,” Kitty Yerkes, development director, says. “All people is people of all faiths. [We] highlight the need for decent housing for all folks around the world and right here in our community. Habitat for Humanity International does celebrate this each year, but this is the first time our affiliate has created our own project.” Yerkes received only positive feedback from volunteers. All religious congregations willingly want to come together to serve a higher purpose and charitable cause. “We have never done this before,” Yerkes says. “It is a new endeavor from our original Christian housing ministry. But one does not have to be Christian to participate in our program. We serve people of all faiths or no faith.” In fact, participants will pray together and find fellowship while volunteering. The idea is to secure lasting friendships. Josh Vogel, the president of the Temple of Israel, and Sherry Grooms, a youth group

advisor, will volunteer. “We are always attracted by opportunities for charitable and good work where we can,” Vogel says. “The opportunity to connect with other like-minded organizations and include our young people is very exciting for us. It helps us see that we are all on the same team, and also learn about and enjoy each other’s differences.” The temple helps out regularly with Meals on Wheels and gets their young people involved as well. They’re happy to include the youth in all charitable events, teaching everyone the value of giving back to community. Grooms has a group of high school and college students from the temple who are excited to participate in this event. “For young people, it’s about taking action and seeing how they can come together,” Sherry says. “In the Jewish faith we practice ‘Tikkun Olam,’ which means ‘healing or repairing the world.’ . . . There is no better example than bringing together a community to build a home. In Judaism we call this a ‘Mitzvah,’ which in Hebrew means a commandment that refers to a moral deed performed as a religious duty. More commonly today, we teach our children that a mitzvah is an act of human kindness.” World Habitat Day will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 5th. Opening prayers from every organization will open the day. Then, volunteers will begin to construct the home of the future Shiletter and Family house at 502 Clay Street. At 12 p.m., food will be served, as prepared by the different organizations. The day is expected to last until 2 p.m. Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is asking each faith community to provide six to eight volunteers to have a work force of around 30 people. On-site supervisors will direct the work and be available with instructions as needed, so no previous construction experience is necessary. Slated to participate will be Tauheed Islamic Temple, First Baptist Church and Wat Carolina Buddhajakra. Other organizations or people can sign up by contacting Kitty Yerkes at at or calling 910762-4744 ext. 102.

DETAILS: World Habitat Day October 5th, 8 a.m. Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity 502 Clay Street Kitty Yerkes: 910-762-4744, ext 102


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The Rotary Clubs of Wilmington Wheel and Garden Collaborative are hosting a Garden Party at Greenfield Lake, 10/4, 11-3, rain or shine, at the Dr. Heber W. Johnson Rotary Garden, across from the Hugh Morton Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in the beautiful and historic Greenfield Lake Park, Wilmington. Tickets to the Garden Party at Greenfield Lake are $50 ea. and includes entrance, live entertainment by L Shaped Lot, catered lunch by Parker’s BBQ, beverages and parking at Legion Stadium with Wilmington Trolley service to and from the Garden. The Garden Party at Greenfield Lake is a fundraiser for the economic and community development projects of the Rotary Clubs of Wilmington Wheel and Garden Fund. The fund is a sustaining endowment for the Dr. Heber W Johnson Rotary Garden and surrounding Greenfield Lake Park areas.

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POPLAR GROVE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL 10/11 &18, 6-11pm; 10/12 & 19, 2pm-11pm; 10/13 & 20, 2pm-10pm: A frighteningly fun Cape FEAR tradition at Poplar Grove Plantation since 1981 with a haunted barn, haunted hayride, kiddy funhouse, rides, games, food, prizes, fortune tellers, non-scary hayrides, costume contest and activities for all ages. It’s a hoot! Poplar Grove Plantation, 910-686-9518. www.poplargrove. com! 10200 US Highway 17 N. 910-686-9518. ESCAPE TO SISTERHOOD Escape 2 Sisterhood Weekend VI: River Escape, 10/11-13, 6th annual wellness retreat in Wilmington; Wrightsville and Carolina beaches and on the Cape River. The retreat creates an opportunity for women to connect and focus on their health w/various activities focusing on mental, physical, and spiritual balance. 10/11: Kickoff at Ruth’s

Chris Steak House, w/live music, door prizes, food, belly dancing and more; 10/12: Walk at Watermark Marina and breakfast w/pampered chef 8:30am, as well as healthcare screenings and provider info, vendor showcase, etc. Lunch w/Chef Keith Rhodes and poetry performance; workshop w/evangelist and author/trainer Ericka D. Jackson; evening fashion show w/Ashley Gady Enterprises, and awareness-raising of breast cancer and domestic violence (portion of proceeds benefit local shelter); MC Bigg B of Coast 97.3; 10/13, 4pm, at Battleship: food vendors, live music with gospel singers, and tours of Battleship. Advance tickets for day passes available. for additional information and sponsorship levels. 910-352-1033 Registration for the weekend and/ or day passes will increase after September 13th. CAROLINA CANCER CARE EXPO The annual Carolina Cancer Care Expo & Symposium , 10/11, 8am-4pm; 10/12, all day. Carolina Cancer Care Expo and Symposium is designed to provide awareness and education on new technologies in care and treatment to the community. The goal is to bring the public closer and aid cancer patients and their loved ones in accepting the diagnosis and moving forward. Registration for the Symposium is open to all medical personnel. There will be numerous guest speakers, including Patrick Maguire, MD author of “When Cancer Hits Home,” who will be addressing diagnosis, treatment, & survivorship of the cancer patient. UNCW Burney Center for symposium and Warwick Center for expo. All medical personnel are welcome to register for the Symposium at www. Free! SILVER LAKE FALL FESTIVAL Silver Lake Baptist Church Fall Festival, 4715 Carolina Beach Rd. (910)791-9171. 10/18: BBQ fundraiser. Plates of BBQ, slaw, stewed potatoes, hushpuppies and dessert, $7. • 10/26, 4-7pm: Bingo for the adults, a cake walk, games, pirate ship bounce house, sumo suits, and face painting. The WMU will be selling food. AUTUMN WITH TOPSAIL 10/19, 7:30am-8pm; 10/20, 8am-4pm: Fall is a wonderful time at Topsail Beach. Located at the Historic Assembly Building and features a juried Artists’ Court with many regional artists displaying and selling their artwork. Enjoy live musical entertainment, a variety of food vendors, games and rides for children and more. Missile Assembly Building, Topsail Beach, NC 5TH ANNUAL SALTY PAWS FESTIVAL Please include all pertinent information including date and time of your event: Sat., 10/19, 11am4:30pm at Carolina Beach Lake; bring your children and bring your pets; live music by Mystic River, wine and beer garden, food, raffles, cash prizes for pet costume and Bubba/Bubbette pet costume contests; rescue animal adoptions and microchipping for $30; admission $6 (children under age 10 free); all proceeds used by Saving Animals During Disasters for benefit of rescue animals. LEATHER HISTORY CONFERENCE 2013 10/25-27: The Hawthorn Inn & Conference Cen-

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CAPE FEAR HEART WALK The American Heart Association presents the Cape Fear Heart Walk, 10/19, when Chair David H. Parks, Vice President of Cardiac & Clinical Support Services at The Bellamy Mansion calls upon refinement and charm, New Hanover Regional Medical Center indicative of the antebellum days of yore. Upcoming on and the American Heart Association will welcome more than 1,500 people as they the 28th of October between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., folks take to the streets for at UNCW. Everycan enjoy afternoon tea in the parlor and a Vintage and one is welcome and participation is free. Modern Hat Fashion Show as part of fundraising efforts. Fundraising goal: $200,000. Sign-up is The event features finger sandwiches, scones, desserts now open for the event at


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THE VINTAGE EVENT Historic ILM Foundation features The Vintage Event, at Brooklyn Arts Center, 10/25, 6:30pm. Feat. fine wines, vintage finds and a taste of ILM’s finest restaurants and caterers in Wilmington. Live music and auction (silent, auction too; available bidding on smartphone). Tickets: $100/ person, $175/couple, $50 for under 35. Tables of 8: $640. RSVP: 910-762-2511, All proceeds go towards our mission at HWF to protect and preserve the irreplaceable resources in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. BLACK TIE MASQUERADE BALL Black Tie Masquerade Ball at the Hilton Riverside to celebrate 30 years of service 10/26. This black tie event will host approximately 300 of Good Shepherd’s most loyal supporters, as we celebrate the end of an amazing 30 years, looking toward the growth and excitement of our next 30 years. Dinner, drinks, live music, and a silent auction will accompany our guests. WORK ON WILMINGTON APPLICATIONS Leadership Wilmington is now accepting submissions from non-profit organizations for service project proposals for Work on Wilmington day: 5/3/14. more than 2,000 community supporters will volunteer throughout the area to make the city a better place to live. The service initiative helps many different types of projects to better Wilmington. Applications for service projects are being accepted through 11/15. workonwilming-

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ri McKay. The Port City High Cheer Squad and the Debate team must attend a school sponsored cheer plus leadership camp, being held at an estate on the edge of town. They soon realize there are no teachers and Scarlett the weird loner kid is acting stranger by the minute. The students must work together to figure out Scarlett’s secret that ultimately teaches them valuable lessons in selfsufficiency. Perfect for the whole family. Thalian Hall, GA $13. 10/10, 7:30; 10/11 and 18, 8pm; 10/12-13 and 19-20, 3pm matinees. Family night special admission on Thurs., 10/18, 7:30pm: $8. 910-362-2285 or BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATER Thursday Night Live Improv with the Fruity Oaty Bars this and every Thursday. Free show where you find out what the actors are going to do at the same time as the actors! Doors, 7:30; hilarity, 8pm. • “The Diary of Adam and Eve,” written by local playwright Anthony Lawson and adapted from Mark Twain’s short story. Weekends through 10/12, $10-$15. 111 Grace St. 910-341-0001 THEATRENOW Reading Series: 10/17, 11/21, 12/19. • October: Anthony Lawson’s Fright Night. Ghost stories about southeastern NC, Fridays through Oct. Dinner served too! • Jazz Brunch with Grenoldo Frazier, 10/13. TheatreNOW, 10th and Dock streets. CITY STAGE City Stage and True 2 You Productions presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Joy Gregory, Kim Pacheco, Tracy Byrd, Stephanie Newkirk, Markus Temoney. Directed by Joy Gregory, w/choreography by Tracy Byrd and music direction by Chiaki Ito. 10/18-20 & 25-27, 8pm; Sun., 3pm. The prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930’s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging show. Thomas

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JAZZ AT CAM A concert series by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society, 6:30-8pm, first Thurs. ea. mo. Cameron Art Museum, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. Series: CAM/CFJS Members, $45; non, $68. Students, $30, w/ID. Indv. tickets: Members, $8; non, $12; students, $5 w/ID. Musicians performing a range of jazz genres for your listening pleasure. 10/3: Benny Hill Quartet. Cameron Art Museum, corner 17th St. and Independence Blvd.

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ROCK FOR A CURE UNCW Communication Society’s 7th annual Rock for a Cure, 10/18, the rooftop of The Reel Café. Rock for a Cure is a benefit concert supporting local women battling breast cancer. All proceeds go to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project. The Schoolboys, a band of UNCW professors, will provide the live entertainment. Admission: $5. Silent auction and a raffle that help raise money for the Pink Ribbon Project. In the past some auction items have included Smokey Robinson concert tickets, guitars, and NASCAR tickets. Raffle items can range from Rock for a Cure t-shirts to gift cards to various stores and restaurants. The Pink Ribbon Project works to help women in our community by providing mammograms to uninsured women through a voucher system. http://

WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “Adagio for Strings,” 10/19, 8pm. The string section of the Wilmington Symphony is showcased in the fragile beauty of Samuel Barber’s masterpiece and in the charming neo-classical style of Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite. Danijela elj-Gualdi returns to the solo spotlight for the area premiere of Latvian composer P’teris Vasks’ haunting violin concerto Toward a Distant Light. • Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a Halloween Matinee, 10/20, 4pm. Wilmington Introduce the kids to the joy and excitement of the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings, conducted by Steven Errante and Jane Tierney. html. 962-3500

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ing chair and your favorite drum or percussion instrument and have fun drumming! We have some instruments to share too. No experience necessary. Families are welcome, children welcome. Freestyle, African, Arabic, Fun. Bellydance Jam from 11 to 11:30. Free/love offering Inside the annex in case of rain. The door with the long ramp along the side. Look for the sign. Carol Hett: 910-791-3767 drumyourheart@ MUSIC AT FIRST First Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Third Str. “Music of France, England and America,” w/ Bruce Neswick, one of America’s major talents in the field of organ performance and is especially noted for his superb ability as an improvisateur, a craft which only a few organists in the United States have made their specialty organ. Sun., 11/11, 5pm. Free; donations appreciated. 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

dance LINE DANCING LESSONS Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Dept’s line dancing lessons with Inez Eason, a former NFL-World League Football Professional Cheerleader. Open to anyone at any age. No partners are needed for this fun dance style, and with 1-hour classes held on Sunday afternoons, you can bring the whole family! Sun., 10/6, 4-5pm, at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center. Pre-reg. rqd. 256-7925 or OVER 50’S DANCE Over 50’s Dance will be Tues., 10/8, 7:30-10pm, at the New Hanover Senior Center. Music by Bob Perrone. Couples, singles, and all ages welcome. Come out and join the fun! Admission: $5.00 plus finger food or 2-liter. 910-3715368

AZALEA COAST USA DANCE Social dance and lesson, 10/12. Social ballroom dance with a basic group dance lesson at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd. Basic lesson from 6:45-7:30pm. No partner necessary for lesson or open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom smooth and latin music from 7:30-10pm. Admission $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. 910-799-1694 or AzaleaCoastDance@ WORKS-IN-PROGRESS SHOWCASE Works-in-Progress Showcase, 10/20, 2-4pm. Free and open to the public, donations appreciated. The Dance Cooperative, in association with Cameron Art Museum, provides monthly informal showings to afford working artists a place to present works in progress to be reviewed and critiqued in a nurturing environment. The events are open to working choreographers, dancers, and the general public who are working on movement and wishes to have others provide feedback on the work as well as anyone who wish to witness the creative process through its many stages and provide assistance in that process. Want to present work? KAROLE ARMITAGE RESIDENCY 10/21-26: The UNCW Office of Cultural Arts is hosting Tony-nominated choreographer Karole Armitage (dubbed the “punk ballerina” by Vanity Fair), for a week-long residency. The week culminates with a public performance of her newest work Fables on Global Warming, on 10/26, in Kenan Auditorium. Using the familiar animal fables of Aesop, La Fontaine, traditional American Indians and Chuang Tzu, the hour-long performance blends Armitage’s unique blend of classical ballet and contemporary dance with the witty words and music of singer/songwriter Corey Dargel, and the imaginative costumes and puppetry of visual artist Doug Fitch.Followed by a dessert reception with the artists. $8-$20. Kenan Auditorium Box Office: 910-962-350 IRISH STEP DANCE Traditional Irish Step Dancing Beginners to Championship level ages 5-adult! Mondays nights. The studio is located at 1211 South 44th St. www.

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CHASE BROCK EXPERIENCE Fri., 10/25, 8pm, Thalian Hall. Known for his “candy bright” (The New Yorker), colorful, modern dance productions, Chase Brock will bring The Chase Brock Experience, a retrospective of his work, to the main stage. At 29, Brock has already attracted attention for his choreography in Broadway’s “Spider-Man” and “Picnic,” among other well-known projects. With his troupe of “scrappy, beautiful creatures,” Brock will blur the borders of prescribed dance styles and move not just dance, but all art, forward. $35 prime seating, $28 choice seating, $18 general seating, free for UNCW students. 10% discount for UNCW Presents subscriber. 910-632-2285.

DANCE COOPERATIVE New location: 5202 Carolina Beach Rd. Suite 17, Austin Commons Center (mailing address, PO Box 16154, Wilmington, NC 28408). Now offering jazz, modern, hip-hop, improvisation, ballet, tap, creative movement, Zumba, pre-pointe, stretch, and more for kids, teens and adults. Classes are $12 indv. or $105 for 10.Dance Teachers, professional, college students and military: $6/class or $53/10. 910763-4995.

SHAG LESSONS Instructors Ken & Sandy Jones can teach anyone to shag! No partner is needed for these 4-lessons that meet on Thurs. for beginner class, 6:457:45pm, w/intermediate class from 7:45–8:45pm. Begins Thurs., 11/7 in the Fran Russ Recreation Center, Wrightsville Beach Park. Pre-reg. is required. 256-7925 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 CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm. Social dance for all levels; singles and couples,


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art/exhibits WILD BIRD AND GARDEN Nature Art Exhibit featuring the work of local artist Leesa Goodson! The exhibit is on display now at Wild Bird & Garden. Leesa’s photographs include stunning bird and nature scenes. There will be a reception with light refreshments on Thursday October 3rd from 6:30-8 pm at Wild Bird & Garden located at 3501 Oleander Drive in the Hanover Shopping Center. Please join us to meet and welcome the artist and be sure to stop by and see these delightful works of art!

The Wrightsville Beach Park and Recreation Center hosts numerous classes throughout the year, including shag lessons. The next round of instruction begins on November 7th with beginner classes from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and intermediate classes lasting from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Folks pay for four sessions and no partner is needed! The class will be taught by Ken and Sandy Jones at the Fran Russ Rec Center on Thursdays. To pre-register, call 910-256-7925 or go online to www. families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711. TANGO WILMINGTON Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 8-9:45pm. $5 lounge

TEST CITY: ANALOG TO DIGITAL TV See p. 22. ART IN THE ARBORETUM See p. 23. CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear, a photography exhibition by the Cape Fear Camera Club, will be held at the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, the oldest history museum in North Carolina. Runs through 10/27, during museum hours and will be integrated with the upper-level galleries. The scope of the exhibit focuses on the region of the Lower Cape Fear, an area rich and diverse in habitats, wildlife, culture, and history. Through framed prints, projected digital images, and interpretive labels, the exhibit presents the museum visitor with aphotographic journey of the area. 814 Market St.

DREAMING IN COLOR MC Erny Gallery at WHQR presents “Dreaming in Color: Work by Cammeron Batanides, Heather Divoky, and Mark Weber,” on exhibit through 10/11. Weber’s visual artwork features a trove of color and texture, as he’s an illustrator of books for children, including The Pirate Princess in 2005 for Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic and the entire King School series of books for Townsend Press which consists of 90 books geared toward young readers. Heather Divoky maintains a whimsical, magical style uniquely her own with bursts of color and incredible detail. Cammeron Alekzandra Batanides works predominantly in watercolors, acrylics, and charcoal. The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR is on the third floor of The Warwick Building at 254 N. Front St. COLOR INTERPLAY Color Interplay featuring the recent works of local artist Bruce Bowman and Nancy Tuttle May of Durham will open at New Elements Gallery, through 10/19. Bowman’s skewed perspectives and bold palette create a striking contrast to May’s abstract studies of form and color.Bow-

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man’s noteworthy structures or cityscapes belies his background as a commercial architect. Combining collage with mixed media, May presents us with her dynamic compositions of form and color. 201 Princess St. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT “Fourth Friday Gallery Night” is now coordinated by The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, feat. 16 local art galleries and studios that will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture, from 6-9pm, every fourth Friday of the month through 2013. Dates: 10/25, 11/22, and 12/27. Rhonda Bellamy at 910-343-0998, 221 N. Front St. Suite 101. A FRAME OF MIND GALLERY A Frame of Mind Gallery is honored to show some of the many works of local artist,author and world traveler David D. Hume, delightful original watercolors by Eunice Andrews and Karen Q. Hunsberger’s handcrafted baskets thru Dec. Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm ;and Sat., 10am-3pm. 1903 Princess St. 910-251-8854. Located in historic 100 year old house in Carolina Heights Garden tours often given, specializing in unique citrus.

museums AVA GARDNER MUSEUM 10/4-6: Ava Gardner Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of “The Night of the Iguana” at its 2013 festival. Highlights will include a “Mad About Ava” party on Fri., 10/4. There will be specialty drinks at nearby wineries, breweries and area restaurants, where visitors can show off their 60s costume to win cash prizes. The museum will have new exhibits related to the film, specialty drinks and hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and a raffle for a three-night, all-inclusive trip for two to the Vamar Vallarta Marina and Beach Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On Saturday, the museum will be open for tours of the new exhibits, heritage tours to Ava’s birthplace, the teacherage and other points of interest along the Ava Gardner Heritage Trail, and there will be free showings of “The Night of the Iguana” in the museum’s theatre. 325 E. Market Street Smithfield. BATTLESHIP Hidden Battleship: 10/12, 8:30-12:30 and 1:305:30. 4-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. Guests explore the bow (officers’ country and boatswain locker), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer’s office, torpedo area), and more! Limited to ages 12 and older; 40 participants per time slot. Registration and payment are due by Thursday, October 10th. Tour is $50/$45 for

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Friends of the Battleship or active military. • Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash, 10/29, 5:30-8pm. Batty Battleship, brother Buggy and their friends return to the Battleship for a spooktacular trick or treating time. Petting zoo, carnival festivities wtih popcorn, tattoos, caricature drawings and bounce house included trick-or-treaters of all ages. $5/person. Kids 2 and under free. Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. MISSILES AND MORE MUSEUM Topsail Island’s Missiles and More Museum features the rich history and artifacts of this area from prehistoric to present time. Exhibits: Operation Bumblebee, missile project that operated on Topsail Island shortly after World War II; Camp Davis, an important antiaircraft training center during WWII located near Topsail Island; WASPS, group of young, daring women who were the first female pilots trained to fly American military aircraft during WWII; Pirates of the Carolinas, depicting the history and “colorful” stories of 10 pirates in the Carolinas including the infamous Blackbeard; Shell Exhibits, and intricate seashells from all over the world as well as Topsail; and more! 720 Channel Blvd. in Topsail Beach. Mon-Fri, 2-5pm; after Memorial Day through Sat, 2-5pm. 910-328-8663 or 910-328-2488. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM Exhibits: Through 9/29: Attack of the Bloodsuckers! Stinky feet can make you more a hungry mosquito, that is! Explore the science of what’s eating you with Attack of the Bloodsuckers! Visitors will discover the biological wonders of sanguinivores — creatures that eat blood — through encounters with interactive activities and vibrant graphics. Also, helpful hints and simple recautions for avoiding these sometimes annoying creatures. • Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear (through 10/27): Take a photographic journey of southeastern North Carolina...a region rich with diverse habitats, wildlife, culture, and history. Featuring more than 100 printed and digital works by Cape Fear Camera Club members. • Thurs., 9/26, 4-6pm: Teachers of all grades and subjects, science coordinators, principals, superintendents and home-school providers are invited to discover the museum’s many educational offerings that enrich and expand students’ curricula. Enjoy hands-on activities and experiments drawn from museum field trip and outreach programs. Meet educators; connect with your colleagues and register to win door prizes including a free field trip for your classroom, passes, a surf lesson from Tony Silvagni Surf School, classroom games from Learning Express Toys and a gift certificate from Teacher’s Aid. Register: 910-798-4355. • $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367. CAMERON ART MUSEUM Exhibits: Diane Landry: The Cadence of All Things. Landry (Canadian, b. 1958) is one of Canada’s foremost installation artists, whose work employs everyday objects, sound, light and shadow in her evocative constructions. • Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s ‘Treme’—Fine, hand-sewn beadwork, archival-quality costume technique and brilliantly colored feathers, all done by Wilmington native Alonzo Wilson, Exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits, as well as design sketches. Organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. The Mardi Gras Indians are deeply rooted in shared cultures and symbiotic relationships which developed between the Native Americans and the escaped

slaves they aided. On display through 11/3. • CAM Public Tours, Thursdays, 7:30pm, w/admission. Explore what’s new and on view.Open late on Thurs. until 9pm.• Museum Day Live! From Smithsonian Magazine; attend CAM for free with downloaded ticket presented at the front desk. Ticket must be presented to enter the galleries. 9/29, 10am-5pm. museumday. Each single ticket is good for two people. • Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues-Sun,11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. or 910-395-5999. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Mon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and Mini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., Toddler Time, 10am; and Adventures in Art, 3:30pm • Drop off gently used books at our Museum to be used for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book collection locations to help promote literacy, find a good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits. • 10/19: YactVenture at Marine Max in ILM, w/ music by L Shape Lot. • 10/24, 4:30-7:30pm: Kooky, Spooky Jam Boo Read! 254-3534. www. BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itf ocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. • 10/13: ‘The Gathering’ celebrates the preservation of a rare urban slave building on the Bellamy museum site AND TO Remember the lives of those enslaved people who lived and worked around this building. Keynote speakers Dr. John Haley and Rhonda Bellamy; choirs, refreshments, an exhibit of Wilmington’s African American heritage and quilts displayed by the African American Quilting Circle of St. Mark’s Episcopal church. Light refreshments and wine served. $10 donation suggested. 910-251-3700. 503 Market St.

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for 125 years. Interests and activities for all ages, including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively Children’s Hall, and spectacular model layouts. House in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. By reservation, discounted group tours, caboose birthday parties, and after-hours meetings or mixers. Story

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Time on 1st/3rd Mondays at 10:30am, only $4 per family and access to entire Museum. Admission only $8.50 adult, $7.50 senior/military, $4.50 child age 2-12, and free under age 2. North end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. Phone 910-7632634, website

LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat, 125pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492.

CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM World’s most fascinating and dangerous reptiles in beautiful natural habitats, feat. a 12-foot saltwater crocodile, “Bubble Boy.” and “Sheena”, a 23ft long Reticulated Python that can swallow a human being whole! Giant Anaconda weighs 300 lbs, w/15 ft long King Cobras hood up and amaze you. See the Black Mamba, Spitting Cobras, Inland Taipans, Gaboon Vipers, Puff Adders, and more! Over 100 species, some so rare they are not exhibited anywhere else. One of the most famous reptile collections on earth. Open everyday in summer, 11am-5pm (Sat. till 6 pm); winter schedule, WedSun. 20 Orange St, across from the Historic Downtown Riverwalk, intersecting Front and Water Street. (910) 762-1669 or

BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life experienced through historical interpreta-

tions in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570.


CFCC’s Michael McGowan Endowed Scholarship Fund and Pleasure Island Sports will host a charitable softball tournament from the 4th through the 6th at Mike Chappell Park in Carolina Beach. They will host over 30 games with 16-team double elimination. The goal is to raise $20,000 for CFCC culinary students (McGowan owned and operated Michael’s Seafood). Registration for teams is $250, with a minimum two game guarantee. Tourney T-shirts, food trucks and beer for purchase throughout the weekend. Brett Keeler: 910-470-2024.

sports/recreation ADULT TENNIS CLINICS Cardio Tennis/Doubles Clinic: Mon., through 10/28, 9:30-11am. $15 per clinic • Beginner Tennis, Session 1: 9/30. Session 2: 10/7, 14, 21, 28, 5:30-6:30pm. (4 clinics): $44 OPEN KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT 34th Anniversary U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, 10/3-5, Southport Marina. One of the largest king mackerel tournaments in the United States attracting 408 boats in 2012, a cash-guaranteed prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event. 55 places in its primary prize category

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including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. Sound Wavezs spinning your favorite tunes on Thursday night from 4pm-7pm and the popular SGT Rock Band rocks out on Saturday night from 4:30pm-7pm. Brunswick County Shrine Club will hold a good old-fashioned fish fry beginning at 3pm. Fish plates are $8. CAPE FEAR WOMEN’S RUGBY Cape Fear Women’s Rugby is now recruiting for the 2013-2014 season. No experience necessary & all ages are welcome! Come on out to practice & learn the greatest sport in the world! Bring cleats and a mouth guard if you have ‘em. Practice: Mon/Wed 6:30-8pm, Flytrap Downs, in Carolina Heights area. SOFTBALL TOURNEY Benefiting the Michael McGowan Endowed Scholarship Fund at CFCC and Pleasure Island Sports will take place 10/4-6 at Mike Chappell Park in Carolina Beach. Over 30 games will be played during the 16-team double elimination tournament. Once the $20,000 goal for the endowed scholarship at CFCC is met, qualifying students in CFCC’s culinary program will be able to apply for scholarship funds that will assist them in pursuing their educational goals. Reg: $250/team guarantees all teams a minimum of two games played and a maximum of 15 commemorative tournament Tshirts. Food trucks will be used to provide food during the event and beer will be available for purchase on Fri/Sat, 5-11pm; Sun, noon-closing ceremonies. Brett Keeler at 470-2024, Mac Montgomery at 264-7862, or Tony Scott at 622-6304. HYPERFLITE SKYHOUNDZ CANINE DISC 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Champions, 10/5, 11am, at Wrightsville Beach Park, 321 Causeway Dr., where athletic canines can be seen, literally, jumping for joy. There is no entry fee for competitors and admission is free for all spectators. Novice and veteran competitors alike are encouraged to compete. Competitors need no previous experience to participate in this fun event. All competitors will receive a free official Hyperflite K-10 Competition Standard flying disc and the top three teams will receive awards. Contestants and their canine teammates will earn points for basic throws and catches, with bonus points for mid-air catches in this Distance/Accuracy event. The event welcomes mixed-breed as well as purebred dogs. Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes. 910-256-7925. ORTON’S POOL ROOM 10/7: Pool Clinic, Book Sale and Signing w/ “The Monk”, professional pool player and author. • Orton Pool Room is one of the oldest billiards lounges on the east

coast. What better place to celebrate the charms of Historic Wilmington? “History’s Future”, the youngsters of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, invites you to join us at Orton’s, 10/1, for a social and pool tournament. We’ve arranged for drink speials and complimentary appetizers, and the pool tables will be free for all. One or more of the pool tables will be “open” for pickup games, and we’ll also run a tourney on some of the tables for the more serious sharks among you (details TBD).Orton’s Pool Room, 133 N. Front St. ZOMBIE RUN Zombie Run, Sponsored by Slice of Life/UNCW, 10/13, 4pm, Fisher Student Center. UNCW jr. runner: (-17), $15; adult s(18+), $20; zombies (14+), $20; UNCW students, $18. Run the 1.5mile trail at the speed of your choice, but zombies will be hidden along the course behind trees and bushes, popping out as the runners and walkers take the course. Zombies will attempt to retrieve flags worn around runners’ beltline. To be eligible for prizes, runners must “survive the course” with their flag intact. *No physical contact or force, such as pushing, tripping or blocking may be used by Zombies or racers* online registration ends 10/10, Mail-in registrations postmarked by 9/29; add $5 for race day reg: FREE YOGA FOR ACTIVE MILITARY Check out class times on line at or call the studio at 910 679 8003 for more information. Must show military ID. COLOR ME RAD 5K Color Me Rad 5K, 10/20, 9am, in support of UNCW’s Seahawk Club and athletic scholarship program. Waves of 1,000 people take off every 20 minutes.; participants of all ages are encouraged to run or walk through the colors, including of course, “UNCW teal.” Whether walking or running, every 15-20 minutes, participants are doused with “color bombs.” Of course, “UNCW teal” will be a featured color. www.colormerad. com/race.i?raceid=170&t=Wilmington%2C+NC CAPE FEAR ROLLER GIRLS 10/26: CFRG Bout Benefiting Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, Schwartz Center: 601 North Front St. Doors open at 3:30; 4, CFRG All-stars -vs- Mother State Roller Derby. Tickets at Jellybeans Skate Center. A portion of the proceeds will go to Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, to surround its students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. WALK IN THE WOODS A Walk in the Woods : A Guided Trail Tour through the Abbey Nature Preserve at Poplar Grove. The Abbey Nature Preserve is a 62-acre tract of land located next to Poplar Grove Plan-

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tation. Home to both common and unique species of plants and animals that thrive in the varied environments, the Preserve includes wetlands, established hardwood groves, a pine thicket and pond, all accessed by approximately 2 miles of trails. Take a wagon ride into the woods to the Mill Pond, which originally operated as a grist mill for Poplar Grove Plantation. Guide will talk about different land and aquatic habitats, layers of forest, and the animals that make the Preserve their home. 50 minute walk: $3/student, $5/adult; 2 hour walk: $5/student and $8/adult. Two complimentary adult tickets issued/class. Groups of 15 or more recommended to have at least two adults with them. Poplar Grove: 10200 US Hwy 17. 910686-9518. N

films NC BLACK FILM FESTIVAL See p. 26. FIRST ANNUAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Sun., 10/13, 3pm, at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts in the Main Theatre. ‘Cinematic nosh,” to whet the appetite of film-goers for the full-course weekend-long festival in April. The October film will be “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy.” The film, written, produced, and directed by Michael Kantor, traces the many contributions made by Jewish composers, writers, actors and comedic entertainers to the success of many Broadway musicals. A reception follows the film screening, with music and more informal conversation. Tickets can be purchased at Thalian Hall. MOVIE IN THE PARK Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation hosts Mellow Mushroom Movie Night in the Park Fri., 10/18, Wrightsville Beach Park. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Enjoy an evening of family fun, food, and entertainment under the stars. Activities begin at 6:00 p.m. with Mellow Mushroom pizza and other concessions available for purchase. “Hotel Transylvania” begins at dusk.

SCIENCE SPOOKTAKULAR! Science Spooktacular, 10/19 , 6-9pm. Fee: $3 for members; $6 for non-membersTurn fright into delight! Unleash your inner mad scientist as you create concoctions that bubble, glow, and even smoke. Make a frozen shadow, taste a creepy crawly, and uncover the science behind spooky magic! Sponsored by Time Warner Cable’s Connect A Million Minds initiative. Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market St. KIDS TENNIS CLINICS Pre-registration required, Empie Park. Tiny Tots (3-4 year olds): 3:15 - 3:45pm, $30/session. • Little Aces (5-7 year olds): 3:45-4:30 pm $42/session. • Super Aces (8-10 year olds): 4:30-5:15 pm $42/session. Session 2: Mon/Wed.: 10/7, 9, 14, 1, 21, 23. Session 3: Mon/Wed, 11/4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20. 3405 Park Avenue, 341-4631. www. MS. SUSAN’S ROOM Ms. Susan’s Room - Music and Art for Children - October Schedule: Happy Little Singers, sing dance and play while learning! Music and movement for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Sat at 9:45 am. Happy BIGGER Singers, music and movement for ages 4 1/2 to 8, Wednesday at 4 pm. Drop ins welcome, call ahead 910-777-8889. $10 per family with one child, $5 for each add.child.Art and Craft Fridays, every Friday, $10 per child. RSVP by Thurs noon. Ms. Susan’s Room is located in The Art Works, 200 Willard Street. 910-777-8889. BOY SCOUTS MEETING Silver Lake Baptist Church, 4715 Carolina Beach Rd. (910)791-9171. Boy Scout Troop 277 will meet every Monday, 7pm. THEATRE NOW Children’s Theater Super Saturday Fun Time. Kid’s live adventure and variety show. Saturdays. Doors open at 11am. $8/$1 off with Kid’s Club Membership. Drop off service available.Tickets: or 910-399-3NOW

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CHILDREN’S YOGA Salty Pups is an hour-long yoga class for children age 4-8. Through games, stories, conversation, and imagination, children learn both fun new ways to move as well as compassion, cooperation, empathy, cleanliness, and relaxation. Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm at Salty Dog Yoga & Surf in Carolina Beach.

JASON MOTT Jason Mott, alumnus of the UNCW, will read at 7pm, Thurs., 10/3, McNeill Hall 1005. His debut novel, The Returned, was released in August and has been optioned by actor Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, as a television series and will premiere on ABC on 3/9/14 under the title “Resurrection.” Mott also authored two poetry collections: …Hide Behind Me… (2011) and We Call This Thing Between Us Love (2009) and lives in southeastern North Carolina.Department of Creative Writing at 910-962-7063.

CF MUSEUM LEARNING CENTER Weird Science: 10/5, 12 and 26. Cococt experiements that bubble, glow or smoke! Discover the magic of optical illusions and investigate skeletons, blood and creepy slime. Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market St. PRINCESS PICNIC IN THE PARK Join Cinderella, Princess Mermaid, Frog Princess, and Princess Beauty for a picnic in the park on 10/6, 11am-2pm. Princesses will be rotating between painting finger nails, teaching royal dance lessons, posing for pictures in an enchanted garden, and mingling with the children. All tickets include your choice of boxed lunch from Atlanta Bread Company. It will be a magical day.!events/c10fw CAMOUFLAGE IN NATURE 10/7, 10-11am, or 10/8, 10-11am: See how different animals blend in with their surroundings at Halyburton Park! Learn about them, play games and do a camouflage craft. 4099 S. 17th St. 910341-0075.

CATHOLIC HISTORIAN CATHERINE MOONEY The UNCW Department of Philosophy and Religion, Department of History, Catholic Campus Ministry and the Student Government Association will present a talk about Saint Hildegard by a world-renowned Catholic historian Catherine Mooney at 7pm, 10/8, in the Burney Center. Free and open to the public. BELLAMY MANSION READINGS “Women’s Attitudes Towards Secession and the Civil War” with with Road Scholar Mary Wayne Watson, 10/10, 6:30pm. Original, unpublished documents and correspondence from gifted Sandhills women provide unique and fascinating perspectives of the beginning, middle, and end of the Civil War period in NC. Poignant descriptions of the impact of Sherman’s “scorched earth policy” on a once proud and surprisingly literary |october 2-8, 2013|encore 61 encore | october 2-8, 2013 | 61


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Sandhills community remind us once again that war is hell, even when it is brother against—sister. Mary Wayne Watson holds the seminar. • 10/24, 6:30pm: Lecture with Harry Warren, 6:308:30pm, free. Long-time Bellamy favorite, Harry Warren of the NC Museum of Forestry, is presenting “A Touch of Cape Fear History” at the mansion. Seating is limited; reserve by emailing 910-251-3700. www. JEFFREY DEAVER “An Evening with Jeffery Deaver” on Sun., 10/20, at UNCW’s Burney Center Ballroom. Award-winning international best-selling author, Jeffery Deaver will visit Wilmington for a onenight only fundraising event for CFLC. All proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Literacy Council, a 501(c)3 public charity that serves adult learners in New Hanover and Pender Counties. Deaver is the author of over 30 best-selling novels incl. The Bone Collector (made into the 1999 feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie), The Burning Wire, The Vanished Man and the forthcoming October List. $30 GA; $75 VIP w/“Meet Jeffery Deaver” Cocktail Reception. ENVIRONMENTAL BOOK CLUB Cape Fear’s Going Green Environmental Book Club m eets at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N Front St. 11/5: (Election Day: we can discuss whether to move this to the following Tuesday) readings from Ecotone: The Environmental Issue (Vol 4, Issues 1&2) UNCW • 12/3: We’ll decide later what special readings we’d like to do. (In 2012 members brought and read aloud from favorite green poetry; in 2011 we read aloud from environmental children’s books.) Environmental songs, perhaps? www.goinggreenpublications. com LUNCH WITH CAROLINA AUTHORS Lunch with Carolina Authors, 11/9, 11am, Warwick Center, UNCW. Presented by American Association of University Women, four of the region’s best known authors will speak on their latest books: Kevin Mauer, “No easy Day:The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden”; Ann B. Ross, “Miss Julia Stirs up Trouble”; Jason Mott, “The Returned”; Emily Colin, “The Memory Thief.” Tickets: $28. Helen Solomon: or 910-3950746. The afternoon will include a book sale by Two Sisters Bookery, a silent auction and an opportunity for five people to win a lunch with one of the authors.

classes/workshops POTTERY CLASSES Pottery Classes at the Community Arts Center for all skill levels. 9 weeks, through 10/3. Mon/ Wed, 5:30-8:30; Tues/Thurs, 9am-noon. $150; STRESS REDUCTION CLASS 10/11: Three-day retreat teaches meditation and yoga to reduce stress and cultivate awareness. Mindfulness encourages being fully present in our lives with greater peace and ease. You practice principles of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. Fri 6-8:30, Sat/Sun 10am4pm.$295 Register: FOOD PHYSICS AND BODY DYNAMICS Food Physics & Body Dynamics is a model for nutrition and health created by Laura Dawson(Dipl. Ac.) to integrate modern medicine with ancient eastern medicine to help the individual gain optimum health. On 10/12, 1pm, in Unity Church of Wilmington, Laura Dawson will teach Food Phys-

ics & Body Dynamics to all attendees. Tickets are $10 and seats are limited. RSVP at OFFSHORE ENERGY IN SE CONFERENCE UNCW, N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center and the UNCW Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources will host an offshore energy conference, 10/17-18, the Burney Center. Registration before Oct. 10 is $150 for attorneys pursuing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit and $89 for other attendees. VETERAN CAREER READINESS Free veteran career readiness workshops, hosted by Miller Motte and the Lower Cape Fear Human Resource Association. Every 2nd Tues. of the month, 11am-12pm, until October at the VFW post, 2722 Carolina Beach Rd. Any veteran is able to attend but must RSVP: (910)442-3414. HANDBUILDING WORKSHOP A beginner’s handbuilding workshop will be presented by the Venus Flytrap Potters, a recently formed non-profit association that will be administering the new pottery studio at the Leland Cultural Arts Center. Leland Classroom Annex on 10/26, 9:30am-3pm. Clay, tools, morning snack and refreshments will be provided. You will have an hour for lunch on your own. The class is limited to twelve individuals aged 16 or above. $50 and can be mailed to: Venus Flytrap Potters, Joyce Grazetti, 5706 E. Yacht Dr. Oak Island, NC 28465. 910- 278-7560 or CAM FITNESS CLASSES Yoga: Intro, through 10/25, Fr., 10am-11:30pm; Reg yoga, Thurs., noon-1pm; Fri., 5:30-6:30pm; Sat., 10-11am. • T’ai Chi: Wed., noon-1pm; Thurs., 5:30-6:30pm. Intro to T’ai Chi, through 10/25, noon-1:30pm. Cameron Art Museum, corner of 17th and Independence. MUSEUM SCHOOL CLASSES Adult Classes: 6 weeks, generally structured as 1 day a week lasting 1.5 to 3 hours in length depending on the class. CDrawing, painting and sculpture, photography and creative writing $90$180, members; $105-$210, non-members. • After-School Classes: Ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12; starts mid-Sept. One day a week for 6 weeks, 4-5:30pm. Children explore museum through guided tours, scavenger hunts and special activities, and express their creativity through hands-on art projects in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Last day of class features a student art reception where children and youth display their work from the previous 6 weeks. $90, members; $105, non-members. Cameron Art Museum, corner of 17th Ext and Independence Blvd. www. ART CLASSES All classes, $80. Lois DeWitt: lois.dewitt@gmail. com or 910 547-8115. Schedule: Mon., Collage Magic, 10amnoon or 2-4pm. • Tues, Basic Pencil Drawing, 10am-noon or 2-4pm • Wed., Acrylic Painting, 11-1pm or 2-4pm • Sat., Vibrant Color w/Oil Pastels, 10am-2pm. Students can enroll anytime!

clubs/notices TOPSAIL BUSINESS EVENTS Business After Hours: 10/3, ServPro of Pender and W. Onslow (Hampstead). Event for members and staff of member businesses of the Topsail Chamber. SOLAR TOUR 10/5, noon-5pm: Wilmington will participate in

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the World’s Largest Grassroots Solar Event, the National Solar Tour, organized by the American Solar Energy Society and hosted by local Cape Fear Solar Systems. Just last year, the National Solar Tour attracted more than 150,000 people in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Cape Fear Solar Systems, LLC will be this year’s host in the Wilmington area, presenting five solar installations, including new construction as well as retrofits. Great opportunity for those interested in finding an antidote to America’s dependence on fossil fuels. Professionals will explain costs, incentives, installations and how solar works to create clean, renewable energy to power homes, businesses, schools, churches and electric vehicles. Expert-guided, organized bus tour will start at noon with oepning at Cameron Art Museum Courtyard. Tour will be accompanied by two optional seminars, “Overview of Available Solar Incentives” and “Is Solar for Everyone?,” available to registered participants during the morning at the Cameron Art Museum. Free and open to the public, but reg is required: pr@CapeFearSolarSystems., or www. HOLIDAY SHORTS STORY CONTEST Homemade Holiday Shorts, a fun-filled hour of music and storytelling where local entertainers celebrate wintertime traditions. Broadcast live over the air and recorded. Past guests include Clyde Edgerton, Nan Graham, Madafo Lloyd Wilson, Karen Bender, Tony Rivenbark, Carl Kassel, and Linda Lavin. Listeners and community members can submit their own tales of holiday fun and fond memories. Winning entry will be read by a WHQR commentator live on the air on

nounced on November 15th. The winning author will be invited to attend the event as a special guest, and receive a recording of the Homemade Holiday Shorts program featuring his or her work. WRIGHTSBORO UNITED METHODIST Wrightsboro United Methodist Church is sponsoring Wrightsboro Alive! – A time of passionate preaching, anointed teaching, and a spirit filled service brought by evangelist Doug Johnson of Blessed 2 Bless U Ministries, Inc. 10/6-9, 5:306:45, with dinner, worship and kids’ activities. 3300 North Kerr Ave. BASICS OF STORY WRITING 10/7, 14, 5:30-7pm: Basics of Story Writing with Dr. Lynn Watson at Crescent Moon, 24 N Front St. Using art to get the creative juices flowing, writers learn the basics of story-telling, and conclude the series with a workshop where we read and discuss participants’ completed stories. Class one: Description and idea that good writing “shows, not tells.” Class two: focus on characterization and dialogue. Class three: focus on setting. Class four: workshop our completed stories and offer constructive criticism. $15/class, or $50/four. Limited space; register, Parking garage behind Crescent Moon, where the first hour of parking is free.

LIVING WITH GRIEF Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter offers “Living with Grief: Growth and education groups for adults coping with grief,” a free grief support group for adults, 10am-noon, Thurs., Through 10/7. Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center, 1414 Physicians Dr. Offered to individuals experiencing grief, regardless of whether they received hospice services, in addition to families of hospice On the 7th from 10 a.m. to noon, folks suffering grief patients. It provides grief education and from the loss of a loved one can join in support thanks support that enables members to cope with and understand their grief. • “Livto the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter. ing with Grief: Coping with the loss of The support group meets at Phillips LifeCare and a spouse” group meets 10:30am-noon, Counseling Center at 1414 Physicians Drive. Adults will Thurs., through 10/17, at Phillips Cenlearn about growth and education of the grief process. ter. • Monthly drop-in grief sessions from noon-1:30pm, first Tuesday of the On the 17th, they’ll meet and discuss coping mechamonth.


nisms in dealing with the loss of a spouse. Monthly drop-in sessions are offered the first Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m. as well.

12/15. Entrants may submit their 1,000 to 1,500 word short story or personal essay by midnight on 11/11. Staff will select a winner, to be an-

CF MUSEUM PUB TRIVIA Pub Trivia at Copper Penny, 10/9, 8pm, 109 Chestnut St. Calling all science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers! Test your knowledge of the Cape Fear Region. Expect questions drawn from Museum exhibits and programs. Join us for some cold beer and cool science! 109 Chestnut St.

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tionally safe space where women with cancer and their families can connect with others in the same situation. Women of Hope uses education to empower women through early detection and continuing support throughout their treatment. Survivorship Support Group is for female cancer patient who is in any stage of treatment. Caregiver Support Group is for anyone affected by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis. Meets same time, twice a month throughout the year. Friendly Community Baptist Church, 1730 US Hwy. 117, Burgaw. Meets 2nd/4th Thurs, 6:30-8pm. Penelope at TRANSGENDER SUPPORT GROUP Transgender Support Group, 1st Thurs./mo., 7-8pm. For more information please contact Therapist Nova Swanstrom: 910-343-6890. You must talk with Nova first before coming to a support group meeting! GAMBLER’S ANONYMOUS MEETING Gambler’s Anonymous Meeting of Wilmington. Meets every Tuesday, 6:30-8pm. Ogden Baptist Church: 7121 Market St. 12-step meeting for people that have or think they may have a compulsive gambling problem. Contact: Casey 910599-1407 CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets third Tues. each month, Sept thru June, 7pm at Cape Fear Community College, McCloud Bldg, room S002. 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: 3713556. Judy: 383-0374. AD/HD SUPPORT GROUPS ADHD Support Group: Wilmington Area CHADD meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Building B. This FREE support group is open to anyone affected by ADHD. For more information, go to www. PSORIASIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 2nd Sat. of month at Port City Java in Harris Teeter on College and Wilshire, 5pm. Christopher: (910) 232-6744 or Free; meet others with psoriasis and get educated on resources and program assistance. CAPE FEAR WEDDING ASSOCIATION Meet and greets the third Wed. ea. month. $25, members free. YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NHC Meet the 1st and 3rd Tues. ea. month at the downtown public library, third floor, 6:30pm. Ages

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COUPON CLUB Wilmington Coupon Club meets monthly, second Monday, at 6pm Come exchange coupons and learn how to save money. WILMINGTON NEWCOMERS CLUB The Wilmington Newcomers Club meets monthly at 9:30am on the 2nd Thurs ea. month at the Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St. Sign up for our satellite groups, where members can follow their particular interest and make new friends along the way—bridge clubs, dinner groups, business networking groups, etc. 910632-8315, WILMINGTON MS SELF HELP GROUP MEET MS Selp Help Group meets 2nd Thurs, ea. month, 7-8pm. New Hanover Regional Hospital Business Center. 3151 South 17th St. Lisa Burns: PFLAG PFLAG Meeting is first Mon/mo. at UNCW, in the Masonboro Island Room #2010, 7pm.

tours/cruises OAKDALE CEMETERY TOUR Oakdale Cemetary Fall Historical Tour with; Robin Triplett, a retired Cape Fear History Teacher. 10am to Noon at Oakdale Cemetery 520 N. 15th St. Wilmington. Adults $8.00, Students $3.00. preferred: 910-392-6753, www.tripwithtriplett. 10/2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 and 11/2, 6. WILMINGTON WATER TOURS 10/5: Riverfest Fireworks Cruise, w/ Capt’s Reception at the dock, a meet & greet with a complimentary Shoofly (Rum) Punch. After the reception, we take to the water for a narrated cruise. The narrated cruise is followed by Heavy Appetizers catered by Front St Brewery. We will end the night with the amazing firework display where you have front row seats for viewing. 2.5hr $50. • 10/12: JDinner cruise as we travel the mysterious Cape Fear River under a full moon. Delicious Octoberfest Dinner catered by Front St Brewery for this cruise, which can be complimented by a delicious cocktail from our Full Bar. Live acoustic music. 2hr $40. Wilmington Water Tours: www. 910-338-3134 HISTORIC WILMINGTON TOURS Join the Historic Wilmington Foundation on two new guided architectural walking tours. The Streetcar Suburbs Tour showcases Wilmington’s first suburbs, Carolina Place and Carolina Heights. The Forest Hills Tour focuses on architecture and landscape design within Wilmington’s first automobile suburb. Both tours are a great way to experience the Port City’s rich architectural heritage! Every Sat, 10am, through 10/12. Additionally, the Streetcar Suburbs Tour will be held every 1st/3rd Wed. of the month and the Forest Hills Tour will be held every 2nd/4th Wed. of the month. The Streetcar tour begins at 17th & Market at the Coastal Shopping Center and the Forest Hills tour originates at Forest Hills Elementary School, 602 Colonial Dr. $10/person. 1.5 hours so wear comfortable shoes! or 910-762-2511 WAV RELIGIOUS ART TOUR The Religious Art Tours of African-American Churches will be 10/12, and 19, 9-11am. The tour will start at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church and continue on to First Missionary Baptist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church and St. Luke A.M.E. Zion

Church. The Wilmington Trolley Company will provide transportation between Chestnut Street Presbyterian and St. Luke. The trolley will then take tour participants back to their cars near Fifth and Red Cross streets.Tour will include multimedia presentations of the music and choirs in the life of each congregation, tying into the new African-American history guides from the City of Wilmington. The Religious Art Tours of AfricanAmerican Churches has a suggested donation of $15 per person and is a fundraiser for the nonprofitWilmington Faith & Values, the area’s largest source for faith and values news. 910-520-3958. OAKDALE CEMETERY TOURS Third Annual Luminary Event, Sun. 10/20. Tours depart the main gate at 6:30, 6:45 and 7:00 p.m. Over 600 luminaries mark the route through the historical cemetery. Refreshments are served. $10.00 for everyone. Limited tickets will be available at the cemetery office. Tour canceled in event of inclement weather. WRIGHSTVILLE BEACH SCENIC TOURS Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours feat. bird watching tours, water taxi services, fishing trips, pirate voyages, and Masonboro Island shuttles, on the 27-foot, green-and-white catamaran Shamrock. Bottom fishing tours $35/person; leaves dock 9am weekdays and returns noon. Nearshore ocean fishing trip on 22’ Panga Skiff Island Hopper offered by appointment. • Harbor Night Cruise, nightly, a BYOB booze cruise that follows the path of our popular Harbor Cruise around Wrightsville Beach. Depart from the dock at 8:30pm; return at 9:30pm after an hour of music, dancing, and fun. Cost $25/passenger. • Masonboro Yoga trip every Thurs., 9am. Attendees can expect a relaxing morning on a deserted natural preserve island, incl. a full session of yoga with a professional instructor and free time to explore the beach. The boat returns to our dock at 11:30am. Cost is $35/passenger. All of our tours depart from our dock apart from the Blockade Runner Hotel, 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Also fishing charters, sunset cruises, harbor tours, Masonboro water taxi services, and much more. Cruisers Club allows members to come on several of the company’s popular cruises for a single, small, up-front payment. • Pirates Bday Parties: Bouncy castles and birthday cakes w/ customized pirate birthday parties, featuring the famed buccaneer Capt. Don Juan Cortez, scourge of the high seas and maritime marauder extraordinaire. Treasure hunt tour on Masonboro Island, listen to pirate legends, and receive a pirate name. $20/child with a 10 child minimum. www.wrightsvillebeachscenictours. com. (910) 200-4002. HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON Take a “Trip With Triplett” and learn the history of this wonderful city with a retired Cape Fear History teacher. Any time! 910-392-6753 or email $3/children or $8/adults. HOLLYWOOD LOCATION WALK Tour one of America’s largest living film sets; historic downtown Wilmington. This fun-filled 90 minute walking tour will lead gue sts to actual movie & TV locations. Tours will depart Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. afternoons at 2pm. Reservations are required, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students or military and children 6 or under are free. 910-794-7177, HENRIETTA III CRUISES An elegant, 3 tiered boat offering sight-seeing, lunch and dinner cruises, site seeing tours and a Sunset Dinner Cruise June-Aug. On the riverfront. April-Oct: Narrated sightseeing cruises 2:30pm 1-1/2 hours Tuesday-Sunday, Narrated |october 2-8, 2013|encore 65 encore | october 2-8, 2013 |

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THALIAN HALL TOURS In addition to a full schedule of performances, self-guided tours of the theater are offered MonFri, 12-6pm, Sat 2-6pm. Guided tours by appt. 343-3664. WILMINGTON TROLLEY Eight mile, 45 minute narrated tour aboard a nostalgic, motorized trolley. Downtown. 763-4483. GHOST WALK 6:30pm & 8:30pm. Costumed guides lead visitors through alleyways with tales of haunted Wilmington. Nightly tours at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Admission charge. Meets at Water & Market streets. Reservations required: 910-794-1866; www.

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HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions.Market and Water streets. $12 for adults, $5 per child. (910) 251-8889 or 2013

culinary FARMERS’ MARKETS Fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheese, meats, seafood, honey and more! Schedule: Poplar Grove, Wed, 8am-1pm. Aso features fresh baked goods, pickled okra, peanuts and handcrafted one-of-a-kind gifts such as jewelry, woodcrafts and pottery. Poplar Grove Plantation, 910-686-9518. • Riverfront Farmers’ Market open on Water St., downtown, every Sat., 8am-1pm. • Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Sat., 8am-1pm, around the lake in Carolina Beach. Free parking. www.carolinabeachfarmersmarket. com or email Janet Knott, • St. James Plantation Farmers’ Market, Thurs,through 10/25, 4-7pm, at the Park at Woodlands Park Soccer Field.

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TASTE OF WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH Taste Of Wrightsville Beach, Sat., 10/12, and it will be held at MarineMax Boat showroom. A celebration of all the restaurants and hotels on the beach, w/28 food, wine and beer-tasting booths, and celebrity judges to announce Best In Show. People’s Choice award also given. Proceeds benefit WB Beautification project and Stop Hunger Now project. http://wrightsvillebeachfoundation. org/taste-of-wrightsville-beach/

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BACK DOOR KITCHEN TOUR Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW) is pleased to announce the homes on the 8th annual Back Door Kitchen Tour, 10/12, 10am-5pm. Nine kitchens are featured in the homes of Wilmington’s Historic District. A self-guided walking tour allows you to move at your own pace through beautiful downtown ILM. Trolley service will be available between homes on the day of the tour. Tickets:$25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under, and carried babies are free. Tickets available

for purchase 8/23 through PayPal at and early September at Finkelstein Music (6 S. Front St.), Wilmington Water Tours (212 S. Front St.), Wilmington Proper – Great Harvest Bread Company (5327 Oleander Drive), The Forum – Taste the Olive (1125-D Military Cutoff Road), Southport – Cat on a Whisk (600-C N. Howe St.). 9/18, tickets are available at area Harris Teeter grocery stores. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at each of the tour homes and at the Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market St. All funds earned by ROW from the tour will be utilized for downtown projects.

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EVENING WITH MOTHER EARTH BREWING 10/13, 6pm: Celebrate one of North Carolina’s most award winning small breweries: Mother Earth Brewing. Meet brewery staff; enjoy live music, free samples, giveaways, an outdoor bar, food trucks and more. Free event. All ages. 21 and over for tasting. Live music on the beer garden stage provided the Dave Tyson Trio, a folkrock acoustic act, with plenty of power and palate to back up the flavor-filled offering of our libatious neighbors, Mother Earth Brewing. All ages; 21 and over for sampling. Free! 7250-B Market St.

FALL FARM FEST Fall Farm Fest, 668 Midway Rd SE, Bolivia, NC. 910-253-7934. 10/12, 10am-3pm. www.facebook/GreenlandsFarm. Live music, raflles for local causes, Bolivia FD and Sheriff’s Office, antique tractors and state-fair cows, pet adoption, hot-pepper eatng contest, arts and crafts, face-painting, fall games, and pony, llama and hay rides! No GA; pay for activities. $1-$10 (do-it-all fee).

AIRLIE OYSTER ROAST 10/18, 6 -11pm: Tickets are $75 each and include dinner, a peck of oysters and two spirituous beverages. Besides oysters, the menu features appetizers, Carolina BBQ and fish fry. A cash bar also will be available. Heartbeat of Soul will provide live music on the main stage, and Sea Pans will entertain guests during the cocktail hour. Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Rd. 910-798-7700.

DUPLIN WINERY 10/19, 8:30am-3pm: Duplin Winery’s Run for Hope: Cancer Benefit for Women of Hope, cancer walk/5k to be held in vineyards at Duplin Winery to benefit the organization Women of Hope. Women of Hope is a nonprofit organization that focuses their funds on helping women and their families with the financial hardships after diagnosed with cancer.Music by Jim Quick and the Coastline band! $20/person- Mile or $30/ person- Run; register at 8:30am. • 10/26, 3:309pm: Murder Mystery, piece together the clues of this case in the interactive detective dinner show. Winning team receives a Duplin prize! Theme: Country Fried Caper. $55/person (includes tour and tasting, dinner and show). Duplin Winery, 505 N. Sycamore St. Rose Hill, NC. 800-774-9634

LIGHTHOUSE BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival, 10/19, 1-5pm, with a limited number of VIP tickets. Over 100 craft breweries and, new this year, wineries. Admission includes entrance to the Lighthouse Beer Festival grounds, a glass to sample all beer and wine. A free shuttle service to the greater Wilmington area will be available after the festival, so go ahead and enjoy yourself. Food vendors

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ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April): Are you good at haggling? Do you even enjoy the challenge of negotiating for a better price, of angling for a fairer deal? The coming week will be a favorable time to make extensive use of this skill. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will thrive on having friendly arguments with just about everyone, from your buddies to your significant other to your mommy to God Herself. Everywhere you go, I encourage you to engage in lively discussions as you hammer out compromises that will serve you well. Be cheerful and adaptable and forceful. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In David Markson’s experimental novel “Wittgenstein’s Mistress,” the protagonist fantasizes about the winter she lived at the Louvre Museum in Paris. She says that to keep warm she made big fires and burned some of the museum’s precious artifacts. I’m hoping you won’t do anything remotely resembling that mythic event in the coming week, Taurus. I understand that you may be going through a cold spell—a time when you’re longing for more heat and light. But I beg you not to sacrifice enduring beauty in order to ameliorate your temporary discomfort. This, too, shall pass. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Don’t say you want love,” writes San Francisco author Stephen Sparks. “Say you want the morning light through a paint-flecked window; say you want a gust of wind scraping leaves along the pavement and hills rolling toward the sea; say you want to notice, in a tree you walk past every day, the ruins of a nest exposed as the leaves fall away; a slow afternoon of conversation in a shadowy bar; the smell of bread baking.” That’s exactly the oracle I want to give you, Gemini. In my opinion, you can’t afford to be generic or blank in your requests for love. You must be highly specific. You’ve got to ask for the exact feelings and experiences that will boost the intensity of your lust for life.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): “The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are stronger in the broken places,” Cancerian writer Ernest Hemingway wrote. By my estimation, my fellow Crabs, we are now entering a phase of our astrological cycle when we can make dramatic progress in healing the broken places in ourselves. Even better than that: As we deal dynamically with the touchy issues that caused our wounds, we will become stronger than we were before we got broken. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Let’s hope you have given deep thought to understanding who you are at this moment of your life. Let’s also hope you have developed a clear vision of the person you would

like to become in, say, three years. How do you feel about the gap between the current you and the future you? Does it oppress you? Does it motivate you? Maybe a little of both? I’ll offer you the perspective of actress Tracee Ellis Ross. “I am learning every day,” she told “Uptown Magazine,” “to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do the words “purity” and “purify” have any useful purpose? Or have they been so twisted by religious fundamentalists and mocked by decadent cynics that they’re mostly just farcical? I propose that you take them seriously in the coming week. Give them your own spin. For instance, you could decide to purify yourself of petty attitudes and trivial desires that aren’t in alignment with your highest values. You might purify yourself of self-deceptions that have gotten you into trouble and purify yourself of resentments that have blocked your creative energy. At the very least, Virgo, cleanse your body with extra-healthy food, good sleep, massage, exercise and sacred sex. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I periodically hike alone into the serene hills north of San Francisco and perform a set of my songs for the birds, insects, squirrels and trees. Recently, I discovered that British comedian Milton Jones tried a similar experiment. He did his stand-up act for a herd of cows on a farm in Hertfordshire. I can’t speak for Jones’ motivations, but one of the reasons I do my nature shows is because they bring out my wild, innocent, generous spirit. Now is a good time for you to do something similar for yourself, Libra. What adventures can you undertake that will fully activate your wild, innocent, generous spirit? SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Are you anxious and agitated, afraid that you’re careening out of control? Is there a flustered voice in your head moaning, “Stop the insanity!”? Well, relax, dear Scorpio. I promise you that you no longer have to worry about going cray-cray. Why? Because you have already gone cray-cray, my friend. That is correct. You slipped over the threshold a few days ago, and have been living in Bonkersville ever since. Since you are obviously still alive and functioning, I think it’s obvious that the danger has passed. Here’s the new truth: If you surrender to the uproar, if you let it teach you all it has to teach, you will find a lively and intriguing kind of peace. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): To give you the oracle that best matches your current astrological omens, I’ve borrowed from “Sweetness,” a

poem by Stephen Dunn. I urge you to memorize it or write it on a piece of paper that you will carry around with you everywhere you go. Say Dunn’s words as if they were your own: “Often a sweetness comes/ as if on loan, stays just long enough/to make sense of what it means to be alive,/then returns to its dark/ source. As for me, I don’t care/where it’s been, or what bitter road/it’s traveled/to come so far, to taste so good.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In her book “Teaching a Stone to Talk,” Annie Dillard apologizes to God and Santa Claus and a nice but eccentric older woman named Miss White, whom she knew as a child. “I am sorry I ran from you,” she writes to them. “I am still running from that knowledge, that eye, that love from which there is no refuge. For you meant only love, and love, and I felt only fear, and pain.” Judging from your current astrological omens, Capricorn, I’d say that now would be a good time for you to do something similar: Take an inventory of the beauty and love and power you have sought to escape and may still be trying to avoid. You’re finally ready to stop running and embrace at least some of that good stuff. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “The Dragon Lives Again” is a 1977 film that tells the story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee fighting bad guys in the underworld. Among the villains he defeats are Dracula, James Bond, the Godfather, Clint Eastwood and the Exorcist. I urge you to use this as inspiration, Aquarius. Create an imaginary movie in your mind’s eye. You’re the hero, of course. Give yourself a few superpowers, and assemble a cast of scoundrels from your past—anyone who has done you wrong. Then, watch the epic tale unfold as you do with them what Bruce Lee did to Dracula and company. Yes, it’s only pretend. But you may be surprised at how much this helps you put your past behind you. Think of it as a purgative meditation that will free you to move in the direction of the best possible future. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): After studying the myths and stories of many cultures throughout history, Joseph Campbell arrived at a few conclusions about the nature of the human quest. Here’s one that’s apropos for you right now: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” He came up with several variations on this idea, including this one: “The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for.” I urge you to consider making this your operative hypothesis for the coming weeks, Pisces. |october 2-8, 2013|encore 69 encore | october 2-8, 2013 | 69

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CULINARY ADVENTURES TOUR Eat your way through Wilmington’s food history and delights! Culinary Adventures Tour with food writer/chef Liz Biro; under a mile, wear comfortable shoes. Top Chef Farmers Market Tour and Cooking Class, Heart of Downtown, Drinks Downtown, Downtown Brunch Stroll, Foodie Shopping Tour, Custom and Special Group Tours and more! $25 and up! 910545-8055

COMPETITION DINING SERIES Got to Be Competition Dining Series travels statewide, pitting chefs against one another for the coveted red jacket and a $2k cash prize, plus a chance to compete in the Final Fire in Raleigh in November. Schedule: Jan., Fire on the Rock, Asheville; Fire on the Rock, Wilmington, Apr.; Fire in the Triad, Greensboro; July-Aug., Fire in the Triangle in Raleigh; Sept.-Oct., Fire in the City in Charlotte; Nov., Final Fire in Raleigh. Tickets: $59 plus tax and gratuity; finals are $69, plus tax and gratuity.

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