CAPE FEAR ARTS IN MOTION
Sept. 13, 7:30am: Presents a collaborative dance event featuring dancers, choreographers and visual artists from Forward Motion Dance Company. This annual performance showcases the talents of Choreographer Tracey Varga with new dance performances along with re-creations of works from the past. GA: $25. Student, senior & military. Thalian Hall, 301 Chesnut St.
comedy OPEN MIC
Wildest open mic in town—anything goes. (except cover songs). Stand-up comedy, slam poetry, video, live music, odd talents, performances of all kinds. Hosted by 6-beer Steve. Sign up, 8pm, and runs all night. Juggling Gypsy 1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223, after 3pm for details. jugglinggypsy.com.
GRUFF GOAT COMEDY
First Wed. ea. month, Gruff Goat Comedy features Three Guest Comics Under a Bridge. No trolls. Waterline Brewing Company, 721 Surry Lane.
See some of NC’s best stand-up comedians in a world class venue! This month’s talented performers: Brett Williams, Cordero Wilson, Grant Sheffield, Louis Bishop, and Tyler Wood. Hosted by: Wills Maxwell. N Front Theatre (formerly City Stage), 21 N Front St.
LUCKY JOE COMEDY SHOW
First Sat. ea. month is free at Lucky Joe Craft Coffee on College Road, presented by Regretful Villains. The show features a new style of stand-up called Speed Joking. Enjoy a night of laughs! 1414 S College Rd.
LIVE RIFFING AND VINTAGE TV
Every Wed. join Dead Crow Comedy for improv night. Join local comedians for a TV party at Dead Crow! Interactive improvised comedy show. 265 N. Front St.
DAREDEVIL IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE
Sept. 14, 2-4pm: Wilmington’s finest improvisors have partnered with veteran performers from the smash hit, family-friendly “Really Awesome Improv Show” at the world-famous Second City Hollywood to create a whip smart, high-energy improv comedy show for the whole family! A perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. This show relies on audience suggestions and participation to create a one-of-a-kind experience that your kids will love! It’s a live-action “Whose Line is it Anyway?” that’s perfect for children ages 5 and up! $2. Hannah Block Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St.
BOMBERS COMEDY OPEN MIC
Sign up at 8:30; show’s at 9. Bring your best to the mic. Bomber’s Beverage Company, 108 Grace St.
Open mic every Thursday, 8pm. Sign up is in person, 7pm. There’s no cost to participate, and each comedian is allotted three minutes of stage time. • deadcrowcomedy.com. 265 N. Front St.
museums CAMERON ART MUSEUM
On exhibit: “Minnie, Clyde, Annie, Vollis: Outsider Art Rebels” through Sept. 22, $8$10. Exhibit features two-dimension and sculptural three-dimension art. All were created with non-traditional materials by self-taught artists and local legends Minnie Evans, Clyde Jones, Annie Hooper and Vollis Simpson. Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm (and 9pm on Thursdays). Admission: $8-$10. • Submission deadline: Sun. Sept. 15: Returning for the fifth year, Illumination (on view Dec. 7 through Jan. 12) draws inspiration from traditional lantern festivals, marking the transitional moment of season’s change and year’s end, reflecting on the past while creating energy and hope for the future. Art, like a lantern, illuminates the mystery, empathy and wonder of human existence. Inspired by light and nature, this juried exhibition will highlight artists from coast to coast displaying their original illuminated sculptures throughout the holiday season. Cameron Art Museum recognizes the crucial role of artists and art in creating an exceptional quality of life for a community. For application and more information: CameronArtMuseum.org/illumination. Artists may submit their original designs through September 15, 2019. CAM Café open and serving delicious menu with full bar. Brunch, Sat. and Sun., 10am-2pm; Tues.Fri., 11am-2pm; Thurs. 5-9pm. Museum, 10am-5pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm. cameronartmuseum.org. 3201 S. 17th St.
CAPE FEAR MUSEUM
Camera Collections! With today’s smart phones and digital cameras, photography is everywhere. Until the invention of the camera in 1839, there was no way to instantly capture the environment around you. In less than 200 years, cameras have progressed from complicated contraptions only used by professionals, to simple boxes with a roll of film anyone could operate, to handheld computers that create digital images shared with the world. 86 cameras and 145 photographic accessories showcases changes in technology and styles, from late 1800s-early 2000s. • Play Time!, an exhibit that explores how we play, create, and use our imagination as children and adults. The display includes items from the museum’s historic toy collection and hands-on activities ranging from creating art to playing dress-up. CF Museum, 814 Market St. capefearmuseum.com
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM
WB Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists
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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 yr. history of WB. (910) 256-2569. 303 W. Salisbury St. wbmuseum.com.
WILMINGTON RR 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 Time on 1st/3rd Mon. at 10:30am, only $5 per family and access to entire Museum. Admission only $9 adult, $8 senior/ military, $5 child, ages 2-12, and free under age 2. 505 Nutt St. 910-763-2634. www.wrrm.org.
Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. $4-$12. Latimer House of Lower CF Historical Society is not handicapped accessible 126 S. 3rd St.
18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th-19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life experienced through historical interpretations in kitchen and courtyard. 3rd/Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. 910-762-0570. www.burgwinwrighthouse.com.
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, it focuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action.
kids stuff SNAKE AND TURTLE FEEDING
Brief presentation about live animals on
display in the events center and watch them feed. At least one snake and turtle will be fed during the demonstration. Ages: 3 and up. First Wed. of every month. $1. Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St.
Bring your “Little Explorers” out to the park and discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Your children will delight in the many nature themes we explore each month, Space is limited and pre-registration is required for these popular programs. Ages: 2-5. Cost: $3/person. Can you find me? 9/12-13, 10-11am • Awesome Apples, 9/26-27, 10-11am • Animals in the Dark, 10/17-18, 10-11am • Fantastic Fall Colors, 11/17-18, 10-11am • Time for Thanksgiving, 12/12-13, 10-11 am • When is winter? 12/12-13, 10-11 am.
FROGS CREATURE FEATURE
Sept. 11, 10am-12pm. Ages 5 & under; $5 per child (included with general admission). No pre-registration required. Hop into Fit For Fun for a close-up view of some fabulous frogs! Children will have the opportunity to see, explore, and learn about these amazing creatures. Fit For Fun Center, 302 S. 10th St. wilmingtonnc. gov/departments/parks-recreation/fitfor-fun-center.
NATURE IN A NUTSHELL
Sept. 14, 10am: An educator will be giving a ” Nature in a Nutshell” lesson on topics correlating with the weekly Little Explorers program theme. Our nature themes will be brought to life through stories, songs, games, hikes, and other hands-on activities, Please dress for the weather (including closed-toe shoes) to be ready for outdoor fun! This is an extension of our current Little Explorers classed for those who would still like to sign up for these popular programs. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Ages: 2-5. Cost: $3/person. Day-use area right of Picnic Shelter # 2. • Can you find me? 9/14, 10-10:30am. • Awesome Apples, 9/28, 10-10:30am • Animals in the Dark, 10/19, 10-10:30am • Fantastic Fall Colors, 11/9, 10-1030am • Time for Thanksgiving! 11/23, 10-10:30am. Halyburton Park, 4099 S 17th St.
recreational WALK WITH A DOC
Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month at 9am for a fun and healthy walk—held at the Midtown YMCA. Each walk beings with a brief physician-led discussion of a current health topic, then he/she spends time walking, answering questions and talking with walkers. Choose your own pace and distance. Free and open to anyone. YMCA, George Anderson Dr.
WB SCENIC TOURS
Thurs., 10:30am: WB Scenic Tours birding boat cruise of Masonboro Island and Bradley Creek. Guided eco-cruises are educational boat tours designed to increase conservation awareness about
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