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emerging talent 2012
Our cityâ€™s finest in film, literature, art, music and theatre!
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hodgepodge| WHAT’S INSIDE THIS WEEK
Able to bewitch entire audiences like spellbinding magicians, the artists on our 2012 list of Emerging Talents are a charming bunch. In music, Wilmington has gained an enthralling Americana vocalist, guitarist and songwriter in Mike Blair (pictured here as he opened Brooklyn Arts Center for Brandi Carlile on August 8th). Grey Pascal intertwines onlookers into his sculptures just as he does the found objects he utilizes. Brendon Murphy and his team of UNCW film majors are educationally and emotionally connecting modern-day viewers with the 1898 Race Riots in their work, ‘The Red Cape.’ Thespian Max Korn (cover model) one day will be a household name in Hollywood. Writer Addy McColluch evokes pure emotion through poetry. Learn all about them on page 30-37. Courtesy photo
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WORD OF THE WEEK diapason: dahy-uh-pey-zuhn, noun; 1. a full, rich outpouring of melodious sound. 2. the compass of a voice or instrument.
9 views: Mark Basquill is missing George W. Bush—or is he?
11 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd shares the latest odd stories.
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16 art: Alex Pompliano gets snazzy with Cameron Art Museum for its 50th anniversary gala fund-raiser.
17 gallery listings: Check out what’s hanging in area art galleries.
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20-23 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in local venues.
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6 LIVE LOCAL 6 BEACH RENOURISHMENT 8 OP-ED 11 NEWS OF THE WEIRD
live local. live small. Walking, riding, skipping into a healthier future
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treat: When I finally could use my bicycle as transportation, I was very excited to ride to the river,” I remembered aloud. “Once I got down here, it was like, what to do? So, I came to The Scoop and had French vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone— which was about all my weekly budget could afford. I felt terribly grown up.” I handed a cup of cookies and cream with hot fudge to my friend, Alison. “This is nice,” she commented. “Really picturesque. I rode my bike to the hospital.” Sitting outside The Scoop in the courtyard of The Cotton Exchange on a beautiful sunny day, the breeze rippled Alison’s hair as we discussed all things bicycle and pedestrian. Right now we are winding up the public comment phase of the development of a Comprehensive Greenway Plan for our city and county. Alison has recently become car-free and plunged herself into the world of WAVE Transit, cycling and walking. Simultaneously, I have been trying to bring myself as close to car-free as I can. When I start adding up the money spent on gas, repairs and maintenance, taxes, registration and insurance, I just try really hard not to drive if I can avoid it. I walk to work most days (unless I need to take my dad somewhere, which would require driving). Walking to and from work is a wonderful way for me to see my neighbors and get caught up on life both with humanity and nature. As a rule, I try not to talk on my cell phone (unless it is absolutely unavoidable). Of course, it is also exercise for health-conscious people who like that sort of thing. In current-day news and conversation, our energy future and dependence or independence from foreign oil during election season seems to be missing from the larger national conversation; yet, it is a serious discussion of alternative transportation. On a grassroots level, it is definitely happening. One example would be the proposed East Coast Greenway, which would be a hard-surface, multi-use trail that would run from Maine to Florida. To put this in practical terms: Eventually, 6 encore | september 19-25, 2012 | www.encorepub.com
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one would be able to bicycle or walk from here to Washington, D.C. by using the East Coast Greenway Trail. I say “eventually” because it is far from complete. Wilmington would be on that trail, and the city and New Hanover County have been working to connect to it. Last week three public meetings were held in different areas of the county—downtown, Carolina Beach and Ogden—for the citizens to learn about the Greenway Plan. Alison and I were on our way to the one downtown when we stopped to get ice cream and reminisce about the beginning of cycling and the freedom brought with it. Especially last week—in the throes of this fabulous weather—wandering around outdoors for transportation has been appealing. The Greenway project should be on every citizen’s mind, now that he and she can still weigh in their opinions. It includes the Gary Shell Cross City Trail, which is going to have five “fix-it-stations” along the trail—which have been funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC through the Get Outside NC initiative. One has been installed on Ann Street, and folks can see it just past the corner of 8th. The stations come equipped with a tool set, bike pump and stand—“all attached and cemented into the ground,” Amy Beatty, superintendent of recreation for the City of Wilmington, confirmed. Even though the executive director of the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization laughed when I asked him if he rode his bike to work, the Greenway is starting to take shape as a thoughtful commuter project. For example, when you look at the proposed maps, the public schools figure predominately in the shaping of the trail and planning, probably thanks to the National Safe Routes to School initiative, which North Carolina has joined. The Greenway project wants to put a lot of emphasis on multi-use paths for building community, and certainly they do. Beyond just neighbors meeting each other, the addition of multi-use paths has a very real economic impact on our community. First there is the
obvious job-creation answer for the construction and maintenance of the trails. The Political Economy Research Institute of University of Mass. at Amherst estimates the construction of multi-use trails creates 9.6 jobs for every $1 million spent. Consider that in terms of not just our local Greenway route but also the East Coast Greenway project we will be tying into. This project means more money invested in our local bicycle shops on initial purchases and longterm maintenance but, more importantly, money isn’t spent on foreign oil dependence. We keep talking about energy security, but we seem to keep missing the connective link: We could ride our bicycles, and walk more or drive less to make a real impact. Sure, we aren’t a large city, but if we start making these changes, supply and demand follows. Perhaps the city, too, will take note and better planning for easier pedestrian routes will follow. When thinking about an investment choice like this, on one hand we can deplete money from our own pockets and possibly from the economy. On the other, we can save money, improve our health, enjoy nature, family and neighbors, and spend a more thoughtful amount locally, which could potentially create meaningful jobs. Wow! What a choice… Don’t take the extreme here: I’m not saying don’t drive at all. But I am asking: Why not drive a little less? Use the infrastructure our city and county is building for us (and hopefully will continue to expand upon), and keep a little more money here. (Not to mention it is free to park a bike! No money goes to Lanier Parking, which exits rapidly to Atlanta!) So, fed up with hunting for a parking space at the beach? Take the bus to The Galleria and ride your bike the rest of the way! Or if you are feeling really ambitious, try the 11-mile River to the Sea Bikeway (www. rivertoseabikeway.com) from downtown to Wrightsville Beach. The view is spectacular.
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Beach renourishment protects economic, not environmental, interests
arolina beach is getting thin-
ner—and, no, I’m not talking about beach-goers’ waistlines. The stroll from the wooden stairs over the dunes to the water’s edge has gotten noticeably shorter in the past few years. It’s due to the natural process of erosion, which removes sand from the beach with every retreating wave. For owners of beach houses and other waterfront properties, this is bad news. The steadily advancing waterline poses a threat to anything manmade in its way. To combat it, cities dump more sand in front of beach houses. It’s a quick fix—something which I wrote about a few weeks ago, expressing its negative impact on shorebird populations. Dr. Paul Hosier, a coastal plant ecologist and 4-year professor of biology at UNCW, has studied plant ecology and the impact of hurricanes and humans on local beaches like Masonboro and Cape Lookout. He says renourishment projects started in the mid ‘60s. “Hurricane Hazel probably was the trigger,” he claims, referring to the devastating Category 4 storm that struck North Carolina in 1954. “After houses were destroyed and the ocean boundary was altered dramatically during these hurricanes, the federal government came in and said, ‘We need to protect these shorelines.’” The New Hanover County (NHC) Board of Commissioners met on September 4th to approve a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the renourishment of Carolina and Kure beaches. This agreement is different from past ones; its terms make the county responsible for any liabilities and cost overruns. Typically, the federal, state, and county governments would split these unforeseen expenses. The terms
lfe by John Wo rn encore inte have changed because New Hanover is the first county in the country to utilize contributing authority, allowed by recent legislature passed by Congress. “The benefit of contributing authority is that we can use federal permits to conduct a larger nourishment project than Congress funded,” Vice Chairman Jonathan Barfield, Jr. explained. “Doing so is good for the overall management of sand and protects more of the beach longer. However, the consequence in using this new authority is the aforementioned exposure of owning 100 percent of any cost overruns or project liabilities.” A nourishment project typically happens in this area every three years. Sand is taken from a reservoir (usually a shoal at the intersection of the ICW and an inlet) and is pumped through an enormous pipe to the beach being renourished. Hosier calls it a “win-win” scenario. “The boaters get clear access and obstructions moved out of the channels, and the homeowners and users of the beach get a wider beach in front of their homes to frolic and have a good time on,” he says. Ted Davis Jr., chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, echoes this sentiment. He called the approval of the memorandum a “fantastic example of people working together,” citing the nourishment’s benefit to the local economy. “Beaches and waterways are so critical to our tourism,” Davis said in the September 4th meeting. “We’ve got to do everything we can to keep our beaches replenished and our waterways dredged so that people can travel in them safely. This tour-
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CAN’T SURF THIS TUBE: The pipe on Wrightsville Beach during the renourishment project four years ago. Photo by John Wolfe
ism will keep coming and our economy will keep booming because of that.” But it’s not an easy process. “You have to be careful of what you do and how you do it,” Hosier explains. “It takes a lot of careful engineering—a lot of things can go wrong.” Potential hazards include sand that is too fine, sand that is too coarse and organic matter getting mixed in with the particles. Hosier relates the story of a project near Bogue Banks where old car tires dumped off shore had contaminated the reservoir and wound up on the beach with the sand. Renourishment projects have been occurring on local beaches for over 50 years, and in this span of time there have been many independent studies completed. Hosier says typically these studies are shortterm and site-specific. Often, there’s no pre- or post-study done to compare the before with the after. “Many times it’s: ‘What happens after we dump some sand on the beach?’” Hosier says. There have been no comprehensive studies completed on the long-term environmental effects of beach renourishment. “We probably don’t know as much as we should know about what the impacts are,” he says, “both positive and negative.” Among the long-term studies not completed are studies on the impact nourishment projects have on local wildlife. “If you’ve got mole crabs and coquina clams residing in the intertidal zone, they’re going to get buried by that process,” Hosier says. If you dig out a handful of sand under a receding wave, you’re likely to catch a few
mole crabs. They’re tiny filter-feeding crustaceans that fishermen like to use for bait because they’re at the base of the food chain. Although the populations do appear to bounce back fairly quickly after the nourishment project, no studies have been completed that examine whether or not they recover to the same levels as before. The coast is a very dynamic environment, Hosier is quick to stress. The shoreline is constantly changing locations, moving further landward or seaward due to natural processes and occurrences like erosion and hurricanes. Hosier has seen beaches near inlets migrate as much as 30 feet in one day. “The beach is always going to be there,” he notes. “That’s a basic tenet. It’s just not going to be in the same place.” Developers who build down here don’t always recognize this. Hosier gives the example of people from Raleigh or Durham who live on the same plot of land their as their great-grandparents. “Their father could go out and see where the four stakes were that marked their property,” he says. “And then his son could do the same thing, and his son could do the same thing because it doesn’t change. You take that philosophy of, this is my piece of land, my piece of heaven, and you transport it down to the coast; it doesn’t always work. You have to have a different philosophy. That’s what leads us to the need for [shoreline structures and nourishment projects.] We’re saying, ‘We’re not changing the corners of our property, so we’re putting up a structure to keep those four corners intact. This piece of land is here now, and it’ll be here forever.’ But that’s not true.”
Remember, we need to ‘Stay the Course’
or nearly four years i’ve seen
“You miss me yet?” posters of President Bush and the “How’s that Hope and Change working for ya?” bumper stickers. Until September 11th, I’d never missed President Bush, and “Hope and Change” seemed better than “Shock and Awe.” Maybe I’m a flip-flopper, but sometimes changing your mind means coming to your senses. After four years of this administration, the recent theatre of political conventions, new Middle East violence—including the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and President Obama expressing condemnation as well as sensitivity to its complex causes (rather than a strong, “Bring it on!”)—I’ve redecided my position again. I miss Dubya. September 11th started with a morning meditation at the Southeastern Alliance for Community Change on Castle Street. Later that day, I stretched my body and mind at a yoga class. The teacher started class with a few words about anger and desire. I stretched and remembered the recent political conventions and our former president. When I returned home I heard of the Libyan attacks. The current wave of violence reminds me why these elections are so important. According to the GOP, we are on the brink of apocalyptic disaster despite this administration’s accomplishments such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, ending combat operations in Iraq, passing Obamacare, bandaging a hemorrhaging economy, restoring global faith in American diplomacy, fighting for the middle class, and eliminating Osama bin Laden and much of the terrorist leadership that actually carried out the September 11th attacks. We’re in a life-and-death struggle with the debt, the deficit, investor uncertainty, empty chairs and Russia (our number-one foreign enemy). As Mr. Clinton said at the Democratic National Convention, the GOP is sincere. They believe we need their policies (the same policies that contributed to two wars and economic meltdown) to avert catastrophe. They believe Mr. Romney’s pedigree, the harsh conditions of his youth, the challenges he faced generating profits for his corporate peeps, and his success at creating jobs all over the world (at least three in the U.S.) have molded a captain able to lift all boats (at least the top 1 percent).
ll by Mark Basqui r to bu encore contri They believe our children, our poor, our sick, our soldiers, our women, and our elders are born to bear economic uncertainty, but that “investors” and “job creators” require “certainty.” They believe “foreign policy” means insuring your “offshore investments” with Marines. Some may even believe the only valid responses to national tragedy and loss are patriotic posturing, threats and vengeance. Because of Mr. Romney’s wealth and experiences, he is undeniably the GOP’s most fitting standard-bearer. When I got home, I made the mistake of turning on the TV. I was hit with one of those “Never forget!” spots. I re-remembered Dubya yet again. I hope that voters coming of age this year never forget him either. Even though the GOP forgot to invite him to their convention, I hope young voters remember the inconvenient truths that President Bush was: the business leader that transformed Clinton’s surplus into a deficit; the Commander-in-Chief that disregarded daily briefings in June 2001 about the pending terrorist attack; the statesman that squandered the goodwill of the world after the tragedy by seeking both vengeance and oil. I hope they never forget that 9/11 did not make the Iraq invasion necessary. That war was discretionary, pre-emptive, and based on other fears and desires. I turned off the TV and turned in. Despite the fact that President Obama has set such a high standard for eloquence and statesmanship that he’d have to descend from Mt. Sinai with two revised tablets to get any credit, I fell asleep missing Dubya. He was our president, my president, the face of America for eight years. He stuttered, and I didn’t think he was the brightest bulb in the box, but I knew he wasn’t stupid. In 2004, in the midst of two wars and a clearly vulnerable economy, he managed to convince just enough people to “Stay the Course!” Perhaps the evolving Middle East events or upcoming debates will force me to redecide again. But I’ll “Never Forget” what my staunch conservative friends warned in 2004: that in these troubled times, we need certainty. We need to “Stay the Course” with this administration.
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NewsoftheWeird with Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY Innate opera Researchers Having Fun: Scientists from the Primate Research Institute at Japan’s Kyoto University reported in an August journal article that they had given helium gas to apes (gibbons), which, predictably, made their voices goofily high-pitched. However, it was not a fraternity prank or lab assistant’s initiation, but a way for the scientists to determine whether the famously sonorous gibbons could yell just as loudly at a higherthan-natural pitch. The gibbons succeeded, showing a rare talent similar to that of the world’s greatest human sopranos, who maintain their booming amplitude by altering the shape of their vocal tract, including their mouth and tongue. Cultural Diversity The seaside city of Qingdao, China, is (as described in August by NPR) “not a vacation community for superheroes” even though many beachcombers wear masks while lounging and sunbathing. The garments are “face-kinis,” or light cloth coverings that protect against the “terror of tanning.” While Western cultures celebrate skin-darkening, many Chinese associate it with lowerstatus, outdoor occupations, and a pale skin suggests having lived a pampered life. Fine Points of the Law: Italy’s highest court ruled in July that one man’s telling another, in front of others, that he has “no balls” can be criminal conduct that warrants payment of damages. Said Judge Maurizio Fumo, such a comment places at issue male virility as well as competence and character. In August, after an eight-day trial, a court in Hamburg, Germany, awarded money damages to a man who called another an “asshole” (“arschloch”) in a parking-space dispute and fixed the payment at the equivalent of about $75,000. (Courts in Germany can base the amount of damages on the transgressor’s income.) A Saudi Arabian agency is raising the equivalent of about $130 million to break ground in 2013 on an entire city to be managed and staffed by female employees, with three more such cities being contemplated. Raising women’s employment rate is a goal of the kingdom, where until last year, nearly all jobs were held by foreigners and Saudi males, including jobs as sales clerks in women’s lingerie shops. A centuries-old practice of China’s upper crust continues today, reported Slate.com in August, except with a bit more circumspection. Rich and/or powerful people on trial or convicted can still get away with hiring replacements to serve their sentences but because of ubiquitous Internet videos, only if the replacements facially resemble the
perps. Since the rich person winds up paying for his conviction (though a relatively small price), Slate called the practice (“ding zui”) sort of a “cap-and-trade” policy for crime. Latest Religious Messages Prayer failed for Leslie Burton, 26, and Terrell Williams, 22, in St. Paul, Minn., in July. As they sat in the back seat of a police car while officers searched their own car, the pair, touching hands (according to the cruiser’s video camera), quietly begged divine intervention that the guns in their car not be found. However, not only were the guns spotted, but a subsequent strip search revealed a baggie of suspected Ecstasy pills in Williams’ rectum. In August, an abbot at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand, reported that Steve Jobs is doing well now as a “mid-level angel.” He was reincarnated as “a half-Witthayathorn, halfYak,” which the Bangkok Post took to mean that Jobs continues to be a “giant” and a seeker of scientific knowledge and apparently resides in a “parallel universe” near his former office in Cupertino, Calif. Questionable Judgments The mayor of Triberg, Germany, touted his town’s new public parking area in July by noting that 12 of the spaces were wider, and well-lit, compared to the others, and would be reserved for female drivers. The harderto-access “men’s spaces” required maneuvering at an angle around concrete pillars. “(M)en are, as a rule, a little better at such challenges,” the mayor said, predicting that the men’s spots would become a visitors’ “attraction” for the town. Bright Ideas: New signs were posted on doors of single-use restrooms in two medical clinics in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in July and immediately confused a transgender activist interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News. Three silhouette figures appear on the door: a man, a woman, and what is supposedly a gay-lesbian-bisexual-
transgender (which is a half-man, half-woman with the right-hand side of the figure wearing a dress and with sloping shoulders and the lefthand side with the thicker pant legs of a man). Said the activist, “I understand they were trying to ... make people feel included, but...” Fine Points of the Law Finally responding to defense lawyers, the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledged that it has been trying to keep certain North Carolina inmates locked up even though judges had declared them legally innocent. About 60 prisoners, according to a June USA Today investigation, were victims of an incorrect interpretation of federal gun-possession law supposedly rectified by a May 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals decision, but the Justice Department had continued to demand holds, for 12 months, arguing that somehow it still needed time to consider the men’s records. (Some of the inmates are serving time for multiple counts and would only be eligible for sentence reductions.) In August, the department, sportingly, said it would stop opposing release of the men who had been ruled innocent more than a year earlier.
The Weirdo-American Community People Who Are a Mess: St. Paul, Minn., police arrested Brian Wutschke, 45, in August after a female pedestrian said she saw him stop his truck beside her and perform oral sex on a dildo. Officers who patted Wutschke down at the scene noted a “vibrating sex toy” that Wutschke had inserted in a bodily orifice but declined to disturb it while it was still running. Wutschke was cited for indecent conduct. Lab technician Coley Mitchell was arrested in a locker room at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta in August, intoxicated, with his pants down with two lab monkeys nearby that had been released from their cages.
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ichard davis, artistic director of Guerilla Theatre, is big on taking chances. He’d rather raise the curtains to reveal local writers and actors in lieu of putting on Broadway-style, grandiose productions. Adventurous may very well be Guerilla Theatre’s middle name. This weekend the company will embark on a quest to uncover the talents within Wilmington’s theater community, bringing them out from underneath the comfort of Rodgers and Hammerstein or Neil Simon. Friday, September 21st will be the opening night for their first actor/writer showcase, “Baring It.” “Our mission is to seek out new voices in our community and give them the opportunity to be heard on our stage,” Davis confirms. “We are constantly pushing new ideas and new concepts. We’re trying things. Sometimes they work; sometimes they don’t—but we’ll never stop trying to innovate. We don’t believe that theatre should be static or predictable. We want to break people out of their expectations of what a night at the theater should be by showing them that something they’ve never seen before can be wonderful.” “Baring It” will feature nine playwrights, all of whom, except for two, live in Wilmington. Justin Cioppa and Chris Bowen recently moved from the area, to Pittsburgh and Chicago respectively, but each were zealous writers whose works were often produced in Wilmington theaters. Showcasing 11 local actors, “Baring It” will offer a sweet sampling of North Carolina talent in 5-minute bites. The presentation consists of 14 monologues ranging from direct looks into the lives of actors to fictional stories in the form of hilarious, heartwarming or heartbreaking. “I wanted the theme of the show to center around the life of an artist: the process, the joy, the struggle and
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the dreams of writers, actors, musicians, dancers, painters, etc.,” director Susan Auten says. A basic set—only a couch, chair and desk which will not change between monologues—will give space for greater emotions to stand center stage. “Avalanche,” written by Meg Lansaw and performed by Erika Hendrix, is a roller-coaster ride of emotions according to Auten. Its focus is a writer trapped underneath the weight of a monstrous rush of snow, a challenge for any actor. “Protocol Pronouns” will be acted out by both Kenneth Rosander and Erin Capps, two nights each. The monologue was scripted by Ron Hasson (also an actor, who will be starring in another locally written play, “Diplomacy is Dead,” at City Stage all weekend; see page 14). The director says it is both poetic and meaningful. As well, “[Cioppa’s] ‘The Crest Model,’ performed by Erin Hunter, is hilarious, and she nailed it the second she opened her mouth at auditions,” Auten continues. Hunter also wrote the piece “Almost Ran,” and other featured writers include Benedict Fancy, Tony Moore, Richard Fife and Hank Toler. Other cast member are Anna Gamel, Aerli Austen, Brandy Jones, Brendan Carter, John Parson and Craig Kittner. Recognizable names in community theater abound between both parties, which should encourage audiences to take a chance on the artists’ 5 minutes of fame. These works have never before been produced, though they likely will offer great insight into the styles of each playwright. Auditions and rehearsals for an actor/writer showcase are, of course, a bit different from those of a full-length play. Regardless, Auten had a plan in place to select the best actors to fill the bill. “For auditions I picked two pieces each that showed as much of a range of emotion as possible to see where each actor’s strongest suits,
and then fit them to the monologue I thought was best,” she explains. “Most of them could have played several. As far as rehearsals go, it is very different because each of these pieces stand alone, so until tech week, there’s no need for a mass rehearsal. I sent them each their pieces, gave them time to get comfortable with them, and [we had] a few individual rehearsals. I really enjoy seeing what they bring to the table as actors and then tweaking it from there.” The unique display of “Baring It” will reveal strengths of our area’s theater community in the most bare-bones way possible. Without the mask of a classic, award-winning script, writers and actors both will expose more than is usually asked. “The title is reflective of the common thread that, we believe, unites all artists,” Davis shares. “In one sense it reflects the struggle of being an artist in a world that doesn’t always value what can’t be monetized. Bearing the balance of pursuing a dream while keeping a ‘real’ job, a family, debt. Bearing the burdens of self-doubt as you get older and the big break seems to stay just as far away. Bearing the ‘advice’ from your family telling you it’s time to grow up and focus on a serious career.” On the other hand, an artist is drawn to his work in spite of tribulations or consequences. Supplying the venue, Guerilla Theatre will fuel so many young talents. “There is something within each of us who choose to write or paint or sing or act that just can’t be contained inside our little bodies,” Davis finishes. “Something burns inside us that we have to share with the world. We bare our souls and our hearts on a stage, in a book, in a song. It’s not always ground breaking. It’s often forgettable. But it’s who we are. It’s us, and we’re sharing it every time we create something new.”
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of encore film writer Anghus Houvouras’ latest play “Diplomacy is Dead,” laughter permeated TheatreNOW. Missed cues of ringtone sound-effects and the cast’s easy-going yet spastic-turned-dry jokes kept its focus on absurdity—the tone of the play and that which will captivate audiences during its one-weekend run, September 21st through 23rd. An ever-present penman through all forms of writing, including film (“Dead Heist,” “Furnace”), novels (“The Fence Mender,” “My Career Suicide Note”) and graphic novels (“EXE: Executable File,” “Final Hour”), Houvouras reaches beyond his endless pool of inspiration to produce his first theatrical production for Wilmington audiences. It all makes sense for this one-time theatre major who found a love for writing over acting. In fact, he admits murdering Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in college. “Anyone in the theater department could attest to my awfulness,” he self-deprecates. “I had one lead role in college in a play called ‘Dry Rot,’ and I think half the audience walked out within the first 10 minutes. The other half petitioned to have the universty’s accreditation revoked. There were torchwielding mobs. It wasn’t pretty. “ However, behind the pen, Houvouras can make magic happen. His momentum is culled in writing stories, shifting ideas and coaxing opinions. “That’s when it’s the most fun—and the next best thing is seeing it come to life,” he says, “whether on the page, onstage or onscreen.” “Diplomacy is Dead” follows a U.S. government intelligence agency filled with misogynistic men who banter and bark in quippy insults to prove their thick-skinned power to others. Taking place during what could be the Cold War, they cook up a scheme to blame an innocent female clerk for a missed phone meeting with an intimidating and hopeful ally, Viktor Starinova, in hopes of not
ruining classified sanctions that could be in the works. What ensues is a cover-up of hijinks where the last laugh is had on the government operatives. “Diplomacy is Dead” has that “Wag the Dog” feel to it wherein absurdity could very well be truth when it comes to government and politics. The quad of actors carrying the show don’t miss a breath or laugh. Starring Steve Rassin (“A Chorus Line), Ron Hasson (“The Importance of Being Earnest”), Jordan Stallings (“God’s Existence”) and Anthony David Lawson (“The Producers”), they gel effortlessly both on and offstage In fact, during last week’s rehearsal, I couldn’t tell when the show’s punch lines ended and real-life quips began. “This isn’t their first rodeo,” Houvouras reveals. “And guys like Ron and Anthony are writers as well.” Hasson currently has a piece in Guerilla Theatre’s actor/writer showcase (see page 12), and Lawson has written TheatreNOW’s Fridaynight comedy for October. “Steve does improv, and Jordan brought some great suggestions to the table,” Houvouras continues. “With a group like this, you can spitball ideas—and that’s always the way I like it.” Their immediate camaraderie might even make the Judd Apatow/Will Ferrell team of “Anchorman” stand in praise. (Houvouras does hail the 2004 flick the best comedy of the 21st century.) It’s punchy and sideslapping humor. “Ludicrous and over-thetop is the compass with which this entire endeavor was charted,” he confirms. “I’ve always been a fan of ‘Monty Python,’ ‘Mr. Show,’ ‘Kids in the Hall,’ ‘SCTV,’ ‘Tim & Eric’—weird, wonderful comedy that recklessly abandons reality.” Many of the writer’s alcohol-fueled conversations with friends helped produce material for “Diplomacy is Dead.” He calls them “insane little talks” and “idiotic non-sequiturs,”
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only appropriate for an unconventional story. Giving hand jobs to the homeless to endure spotless karma remain among them (the easily offended should choose to sit this out; no-holds-barred ensues). It makes its way into the show as one of the funniest monologues ever given by Lawson, who plays Ed. “I wasn’t going to do any more plays this year,” Lawson admits, despite a hailed run in “The Producers” last spring. The appeal of Houvouras’ script came from the fact it’s only “30 minutes long and requires one weekend to do,” Lawson deadpans against much laughter. “Oh, I mean the script ... it’s good.” “Flip to any page and something is ridiculously funny,” Stallings chimes in. Houvouras’ hand at directing comes with as much ease as his outlook on doing something he loves: making sure it’s enjoyable and collaborative. Two suggestions were made to Rassin and Lawson after the run of the rehearsal: “Be a more life-hating sonof-a-bitch” and slow down on the “women aren’t people/karma” monologue. “My way
is not always right,” Houvouras states. “A smart director listens to the people who are bringing the script to life. All of these guys have done so many shows, and they’re able to walk in, hit their marks and deliver.” A prerequisite to fully enjoying “Diplomacy is Dead” is paying close attention to the syncopated timing of its dialogue. It’s a fast, cat-and-mouse game of listening to and between the lines, something for which Houvouras says the material demands. “It’s that back-and-forth style cribbed from Abbot and Costello or Martin and Lewis (Google it, kids),” he notes. “There’s a cadence to this kind of comedy. It’s a straight ‘set up’ and ‘delivery’ show—rapid fire. If the actors hang on the material or oversell it, it becomes labored. The show requires the audience to keep up. That might be our biggest mistake.” The payout far outweighs missed lines; it also gives more reason to return and watch it again. Houvouras is making this an option. On Sunday he will be filming “Diplomacy is Dead,” and folks will be able to attend the show for free since there may be stop-and-go moments to acquire certain shots. Houvouras says he will post the show online for people to see—much to the dismay of Hasson. “I thought you said you were sending it to Comedy Central, Anghus!” Hasson yells after rehearsal, slamming his hands on the table. “I did?” Houvouras responds in half-hearted seriousness. “When I wrote ‘Diplomacy is Dead,’ the whole thing played out in my mind like a show in front of a live studio audience. It’s like what would have been staged in the early age of television, sponsored by Monsanto or Lucky Strike, with a couple of comedians doing shtick.” Their brand of humor plays this weekend at City Stage, downtown Wilmington, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 except for Sunday, which is free. The show is produced by Houvouras’ Dark Days Productions, whose goal is to take on more locally written scripts and translate them live.
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50 years of celebration:
CAM’s fund-raising gala welcomes new exhibits, interactive events
he mere mention of the word
“gala” seems to trigger dreamy visions of bespoke suits and satin dresses merrily waltzing across a ballroom floor. For centuries, the gala has brought communities together for a festive occasion if only for the purpose of celebration. As Cameron Art Museum has much to cheers to this month, it’s only fitting that the museum will hold their own soirée to commemorate two milestones: their 50th anniversary as an institution and a decade in its current building. CAM’s only fund-raising event of the year will take place Saturday, September 22nd, to celebrate their longevity. They have a special evening of music, food, a silent auction and series of engaging exhibitions that feature cornerstones of both international and local art planned for guests. While CAM’s fundraising gala may be a black-tie affair, the event breathes grassroots involvement from every orifice. After months of uncertainty, it’s now been a year since Cameron Art Museum announced Anne Brennan as its new director. The Cape Fear community welcomed Brennan with en-
no by Alex Pomplia Gala ng CAM Fund-raisi m. 7 p.m. to 11 p. • Sat., Sept. 22nd eum Cameron Ar t Mus . 3201 S. 17th St .com eronar tmuseum am $150 • www.c thusiasm, and vice versa. Still, the zeal has not worn off from either side. The museum remained extremely busy for 2012, hosting new exhibitions, family events and city-engaging installations, all while making sure everyone continues to be the life force behind CAM’s continued success. “We are ever-aware of the very strong shoulders upon which we stand,” Brennan says. “The sweetness of this true community effort washes over [this milestone] and is inspiring and humbling.” It was 1962 when the 158-year-old Masonic Lodge at 2nd and Orange streets first opened its doors as St. John’s Art Gallery. Led by a group of dedicated artists and vol-
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SPACES OF THE PAST: One of CAM’s exhibits opening at the gala will recreate spaces where past ILM artists made their works come to life—such as Elisabeth Chant’s wine cellar on Cottage Lane. Courtesy photo
unteers, the event solidified the community’s desire to present artworks and art instruction to the public. In 1974 the established institution received accreditation by the American Association of Museums. In 2002 St. John’s moved into its new, 40,000-square-foot building and its 9-anda-half-acre Pyramid Park campus off South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard. Renamed the Cameron Art Museum, it’s evolved into a thriving, cultural gathering place and the premier art museum of eastern North Carolina. “People are [still] amazed at the facilities and everything we have going on here,” Kim Kelly, communications manager at CAM, says. “We’re constantly getting volunteers that are new to the area, and they love being able to come into the community through our doorway.” The gala will mark the openings of two new exhibitions in both wings of the museum. In the Brown Wing, “The Transformative Power of Friendship” will tell the personal story of three collectors, each of whom are generously lending their possessions for the gala. The history will be told behind color etchings by impressionist Mary Cassatt, Japanese woodblock prints by Edo Period artists Hiroshige and Kunisada II, and 20th century modernist prints featuring, among others, the works of Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Brice Marden and Gerhard Richter. To help patrons better explore the cultural
importance of Japanese woodblock prints, there will be a theatrical reawakening of the art’s historical setting, provided by a vignette of actors who will perform flower-arranging, Japanese-instrument playing, and other acts to further transport guests into the backstory of this particular collection. According to Brennan, going the extra mile with their exhibitions “gives CAM an opportunity to work with that much more talent in the area.” In the Hughes Wing, “From Gatehouse to Winehouse: Inside the Artist’s Workplace” will recreate three renowned Wilmington artists’ studio spaces. Folks will reveil in a tiny gatehouse where Minnie Evans drew pictures, a wine cellar where Elisabeth Chant taught classes and an urban apartment where Claude Howell held open salon. Preparation for the exhibition was a huge undertaking, with lots of tedious research and building to make sure the spaces were accurate representations, from the floorboards to the wainscoting. This project employed animators, lighting and set-designers, as well as apprentices from YouthBuild of Wilmington Housing Authority and Kids Making It of Wilmington. For the gala’s auction, CAM worked with sister institutions to offer exciting across-the-state packages for tours to view art at museums, which also include hotel stays in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Other items being auctioned are original artwork by CAM’s instructors and a chance to name a character in a new Clyde Edgerton book. All of the night’s events will be accompanied by the live music of Jack Jack 180 in the reception hall and local jazz favorites The Doug Irving Trio featuring Benny Hill in the courtyard.
2165 Wrightsville Ave. • (910) 343 5233 Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. www.artfuelinc.com Artfuel.inc is a multimedia studio and art gallery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Dawson Street. Celebrating one year at their new location, Artfuel Inc. host Vol. 32, featuring Luke Worley, Eddie Oakes, Sam Guin, Matt Hoyme and Sarah Peacock.
22527 Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC 910-803-0302/910-330-4077 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (or by appt.) artexposure50.com Look for the big red barn and visit a unique space in the Hampstead area just 4 miles from beautiful Topsail Island. We represent over 40 local and regional fine artists in our member’s gallery and offer local arts and crafts in our gift shop. ArtExposure presently has studio space rented to seven working artists. In addition, there is a frame shop and small art supply store. ArtExposure is available for receptions, weddings, meetings and the like. Along with its large open space downstairs, there is a loft area upstairs suitable for smaller gatherings. Check out our website to see the latest in new classes as well as our regular art classes and studio time. Yoga classes meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. in the loft. Walk-ins are welcome to this gentle yoga class. A large open space hosts 2nd Friday Opening Receptions each month at 6 p.m. September 14th hosts an Adult and Teen Student Show and the October 12th Opening will feature Jason Clark, a local Jacksonville artist with a unique style!
CAPE FEAR NATIVE
114 Princess St. • (910) 465-8811 Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. www.capefearnative.com Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists and craftspeople inspired by nature. Here you’ll find original paintings on canvas and reclaimed river wood, handmade jewelry, local photography, sail bags, pottery, wood products, tiles, note cards, historic maps, books and our exclusive Wilmington city map tees/totes/prints. Our featured artist this month is Renato Abbate, ceramic artist and educator. His unusual masks, tiles, vases, pendants and
bowls are organically crafted and uniquely creative. Renato’s work will be featured through September 22nd.
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste. II 910-509-4289 • figmentsgallery.com Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. We offer a wide range of fresh eclectic artwork from students to seasoned professionals. With styles from fantastically funky to traditionally classic your visual sense will certainly be satisfied. Join us at at our open house on the second Friday of every month for live art demonstrations, light refreshments and fun! Otherwise, visit us during our regular business hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. We look forward to meeting you.
200 Hanover St., CFCC parking deck, first level • (919) 343-8997 Tues. and Thurs., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wed., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cape Fear Community College’s Hanover Gallery exhibit includes over 60 original pieces of art by members of the art faculty at CFCC. Work includes drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and more. The Hanover Art Gallery is located at 200 Hanover St. in the first level of the Hanover Parking Deck at CFCC’s downtown Wilmington Campus. For more details, call 3627431. The faculty exhibit will be up through September 21st.
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201 Princess St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6p.m. (or by appt.) newelementsgallery.com “Two Visions” features Wilmington artists Ann Conner and Karen Paden Crouch. Conner’s woodblock prints suggest a marriage of the old and new, utilizing the most ancient form of printmaking in a high-tech manner. Drawing mechanical images using high-speed power chisels, she uses non-traditional techniques to work with the natural material of wood. Whereas Conner’s work is contemporary in feel, Crouch takes a more organic approach, working with bronze, copper and steel. Her sculptures are grounded in the structure and movement of living things. Using found objects in most of her work, Crouch creates three dimensional pieces that are otherworldly, conjuring a realm of fantasy and intrigue. Two Visions will remain on display through September 22nd.
RIVER TO SEA GALLERY
225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf (Free parking) • (910)-763-3380 Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. River to Sea Gallery showcases the work of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy Bush. In addition, the gallery represents several local artists. The current show is sure to enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of original paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Broken” features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!
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10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. sunsetrivermarketplace.com This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in
the historic fishing village of Calabash, NC, features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisan-crafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee with the Author series are also offered onsite.
WILMINGTON ART ASSOCIATION 120. S. Second St. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.wilmington-art.org The Wilmington Art Association (W.A.A.) proudly announces the opening of their new permanent exhibit gallery space at the historic Hannah Block USO building at 120 South Second Street in downtown Wilmington. Come down and check out the terrific art and the new space in the Hannah Block building. It has great north light! The Community Art Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.—and sometimes later. The art will be changed out monthly so there will be new work for view and purchase at the desk in the USO museum on an ongoing basis.
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thesized and autotuned fakes are considered great music, NorthCarolina native Tift Merritt’s honest voice is a refreshing demonstration of what music should really be. Her newest album “Traveling Alone,” which will debut October 2nd, tells heartfelt stories with folksy warmth. Placing importance on a performance that speaks for itself rather than a perfectly polished final product, her new record has a beautifully organic sound that speaks volumes of her ability. “We did this record in eight days live off the floor,” she shares. “We have always started records like that, but I really wanted it to be the beginning and end of the process—which meant that the songs and the performances truly had to stand up without any after-icing. I like that idea—that a record is self-possessed and comfortable in its own skin, not trying to please everyone and not meant to be consumed quickly and thrown away. Something like good leather
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collaborated to create “Traveling Alone.” With so many involved, it’s surprising how quickly the record was pulled together. Every bit of “Traveling Alone” mirrors something close to Merritt’s heart, reflective of her experiences. For her it is important to delve into issues that may not be comfortable to address but ought to be examined nonetheless. “In my work, I do gravitate to the heart of things,” she says. “The conflict, the mystery, the meat and potatoes. Pop music doesn’t always need to be about that, but that is where my work lives. I want to know what the meaning is for myself. I think you can’t pretty things up and dance around it to do that. My mentor, Doris Betts, always agreed that it was an artist’s job to ask the hard questions, even if that wasn’t what your Southern manners had in mind for you.” In that same vein, the album is in many ways a soul-searching exploit for both Merritt and the listener. In a video on her YouTube channel, she explains how her song “Marks” raises questions about morality. “‘Traveling Alone’ is in some ways an outsider’s search for a meaning,” Merritt tells. “Morality is a big, heavy word. But
it is important to know what is important to you and to be vigilant about that. The struggle of being an individual and being true to yourself means that you reject some things and keep others from society or the givens in how things are done. I think it is a very interesting moment, how and when people make their own way.” During her fall tour, Merritt will eagerly return to her home state of North Carolina. She will play several shows which inclue a stop here in Wilmington at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on September 22nd. “I love, love, love being in NC,” she muses. “My best friends are here; my family is here; my music is from here. There is never a question in my mind where I am from. I know what it sounds like, looks like, tastes like, feels like. I know it on a summer night as well as on a winter morning. North Carolina—especially when I was growing up—was such a specific place of its own. [There’s] nowhere else like it. That sense of place, that specificity in feel, that is something I always strive for in my work.” Joining her in Wilmington will be the Raleigh duo Small Ponds, composed of Caitlin Cary and Matt Douglas. “They are old friends and wonderful people and musicians,” Merritt notes. “That is most certainly the name of the game: playing music with people who are dear to you.” In addition to the release of “Traveling Alone,” fans of Merritt can look forward to another release next spring. “I just recorded a record called ‘Night’ with Simone Dinnerstein, a truly amazing classical pianist,” she confirms. “I am really excited about playing with her and have learned a lot from her.” Merritt’s tour continues through midNovember, where she will play venues across the country. Her goal for the rest of the year: enjoy herself. “I hope I play some great concerts and have a really good time with my band,” she says. “I hope I laugh a lot and have a couple new songs in mind.”
it’s got vision:
Meet The Coastal Collective il by Jordan DuBreu ctive The Coastal Colle Doors: 9 p.m. Fri., Sept. 21st • Lounge Soapbox Laundro• $10-15 255 N. Front St. drolounge.com www.soapboxlaun
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much of a challenge for energetic rapper Jared Sales as a hamster drinking Red Bull. While I sip my coffee across from him (as well as drummer Andrew Kranstover) and jot down a few notes, Sales is emphatically gesturing with not just his hands but his entire body. “He can’t help it; he’s always rapping even if he’s not,” Kranstover remarked in laughter. In Converse shoes and thick-rimmed glasses, Sales is not the type you’d normally peg for a rapper. That’s part of what sets The Coastal Collective apart from any other hip-hop group—not one member fits into the stereotype. Starting out with scribbled poetry during middle school, then moving up to rapping solo shows as a high-school student in Raleigh, Sales invested his heart in music long ago. “I like the poetry aspect, but I also like the performance of it,” Sales explains. “I like the attitude of it and the whole culture of hip-hop.” It wasn’t until Sales came to UNCW that he seriously pursued his musical career. Through networking with club owners and playing various shows, Sales started getting the attention he’d been hoping for. “I started branching out, meeting producers in the area and people that make beats,” Sales says. “I kind of got my start more at the Soapbox. Then, I picked up a guy at a show that owns County Lines Clothing, and he started booking me.” While Sales’ voice and vision are a huge part of The Coastal Collective, the creativity and innovation of the group as a whole should not go unnoticed. Aside from Kranstover and Sales, the band comprises Trey Caeser with vocals, Cameron Tinklenberg on piano, Aaron Gallimore playing guitar, and Sean Meade on the saxophone. After only a few rehearsals as the Collective, they opened a packed house at the Soapbox for Nappy Roots in March. “It was a big show, right off the bat,” Kranstover recalls. “We kind of exploded onto the scene right here. There were so many people that came out to that show. It felt really good. The crowd was really vibing.”
The Coastal Collective will play another show with Nappy Roots at the Soapbox on September 21st, this time with their own fans in attendance. “We got asked back and we’re gonna kick ass at this show,” Sales confidently remarks. Since March, they’ve added in a singer and their sax player, smoothing out much of their sound. It transported the feel from what Sales calls “a harder, jazzy funk/hip-hop” to a sound he can’t quite pinpoint. “We’re doing popular rock covers now,” he shares. “We’re covering things like Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex on Fire,’ which is not something that hip-hop and R&B vocals should be combined with.” Figuring out ways to make their music stand out is a crucial part of their process. “Another thing we wanted to do after our first couple of shows—we didn’t want to just play with hip-hop artists,” Kranstover notes. “In order to reach a broader audience but also really meet some truly good musicians, you have to play with metal bands; you have to play with reggae bands; you have to play with a DJ. And that’s what we were trying to do. We’ve met some really great people.” A combination of style and experience gained from previous endeavors allows The Coastal Collective to easily flow ideas and experiment. Aside from the raw talent of every member, long hours and serious dedication have gone into their creatiion. “Since I graduated, I had the option to go and find a job. To get a 9-to-5 and whatnot, but I’m hanging on for the music,” Sales said. While this may sound stereotypical— as pointed out by Kranstover—the amount of work they put into the music shows there just might be a long-term future for the Collective. “He works like an animal,” Kranstover explains. “Every minute he has free, he’s writing. And if he’s not writing, he’s with us— making music and putting his lyrics to the music. If there’s anybody who encompasses what it means to work to get where you wanna be, it’s Jared. And it pushes us to do the same. It’s been a really exciting start and it’s just beginning.”
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a preview of tunes all over town this week
LIVE MUSIC LINEUP 9pm-12mid Fri. September 21
Kennedy Park Sat. September 22
Dangers of Stereo
Fri. September 28
The Other Guys Sat. September 29
One Foxy Nut
Monkey Junction 910.392.7224
1423 S. 3rd St. • 763-1607
New Outdoor Patio Seating!
MONDAY $ 2.50 Budweiser Draft $ 4 Wells 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.
TUE: djBe KARAOKE 8:30 p.m. 1/2 off Wine Botles & $4 Magner’s Irish Cider
TUESDAY Sky Blue $3.00 $ 4.50 Absolute lemonade 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.
WED: BLUEGRASS OPEN JAM 8 p.m. $ 4 20 oz. Guinness Pints
WEDNESDAY 2.50 Yuengling Draft $ 2.50 Domestic Bottles 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m. $
THUR: TRIVIA w/Steve 8:30 p.m. • PRIZES! $ 2.50 Yuengling Drafts
THURSDAY $ 3.00 Samuel Adams $ 4.00 Margaritas
FRI: LIVE IRISH MUSIC Inquire for details SAT: JAMES JARVIS Acoustic Jazz Piano 7 p.m. SAT: djBe KARAOKE 9 p.m. $ 2 PBR Longnecks SUN: IRISH BRUNCH 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $ 4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s SUN, SEPT. 2nd: OPEN MIC 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
SOIREE D’ELECTRONICA WITH DJ DROBOT —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236
KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002
KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001
DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499
BLACK HELLATONES, DIRTY DAKOTAS —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
LIVE TEAM TRIVIA —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464
FRIDAY 3 Pint of the Day
ROB RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832
SATURDAY 5 Sangria & Mimosa’s
BAR PONG WITH SHANNON PARK —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
MISSISSIPPI TO CAROLINA: Joining opener Missing Cats, the North Mississippi Allstars will play Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Sunday, September 23rd. Courtesy photo
SUNDAY 5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s *Drink specials run all day
N. Water Street & Walnut Street Downtown Wilmington 910-762-4354
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BLUEGRASS OPEN JAM NIGHT (8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd.,
DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
DYLAN HOLTON —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400
LIVE ACOUSTIC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341
DJ SWEAT —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
BENNY HILL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington,
KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 COLLEGE NIGHT WITH DJ BATTLE —Brikhouse, 208 Market St.; 523-5833
DJ LORD WALRUS —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 TEAM TRIVIA WITH DUTCH HAWK —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 MIKE O’DONNELL —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 FRIED LOT —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH TOMMY HUTCHINSON —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 TRIVIA WITH STEVE (8:30PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 ROCKIN’ TRIVIA WITH PARTY GRAS DJ (9 P.M.) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town
BLACKBOARD SPECIALS 100 S. FRONT ST. DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON 251-1832
Live Music SEPT 21 SEAN GERARD
(FROM ONWARD SOLDIERS) “ORIGINAL ROCK”
MAJORLY ROCKING: Sgt. Rock, a high-energy classic rock ‘n’ roll band which will play Five Star Tavern on Saturday, September 22nd, comprises local musicians Duane Jones, Eric White, Russell Wilson and Alan Beasley. Courtesy photo
Center Dr.; 509-0805
—Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499
TOM NOONAN —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
JAY MANLEY, KNIVES OF SPAIN, NAPPY ROOTS, COASTAL COLLECTIVE —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500
HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 ACOUSTIC BLUES JAM —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. SEA PANS (STEEL DRUMS, 7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 SOME ARMY, MIKE BLAIR AND THE STONEWALLS (SEE PAGES 18 & 35) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500 KARAOKE WITH DJ DAMON —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172
DAVE MEYER (7-10PM) —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433
KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJ TIME —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 DJ MILK —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington
OPEN MIC WITH JEREMY NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204
ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS (7-9PM); LOWTECH ARMY —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091
MYKEL BARBEE —Oceanic, 703 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301
NO COVER! Join us for MLB Extra Innings all summer long!
Friday and Saturday Live music in the courtyard Rooftop opens at 6 p.m.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL $3 Domestic Schooners $3.50 Margaritas TUESDAY-KIDS EAT FREE NIGHT $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts WEDNESDAY $3 Domestic Schooners $3.50 Margaritas THURSDAY $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts FRIDAY-TGIF $3.50 Cosmos $2.00 Domestic Drafts SATURDAY-COLLEGE FOOTBALL $3 Domestic Schooners MONDAY- FRIDAY 1/2 Priced Appetizers from 4-7 pm & 9 pm -close at the bar Free Appetizer of the Day with purchase of a non-refillable beverage from 5-7 at the bar. 4126 Oleander Dr. (910) 792-9700
MONDAY $3 Sweetwater, $10 Domestic Buckets, $4 Captain, Jack, and Evan Williams, Trivia from Hell @ 7:30 TUESDAY $3 Dos XX Amber, $3.50 Mexican Bottles, $4 Cuervo, 1800, Lunazul, Jim Beam, Jack, and Bacardi $1 Tacos (4pm-close) WEDNESDAY $3 Drafts, 1/2 Price Wine, $5 Martinis, $4 Bombs THURSDAY LIVE Music $2 Bud Lt and Yuengling Draft, $4 Jim, Jack, Jager, and Jameson $5 Bombs, $3.50 Micro Bottles, 1/2 Price Wings (7pm-close) FRIDAY & SATURDAY Midnight-1:30am NO Cover & 1/2 Price Wings SUNDAY $2.50 Bud Lt and Yuengling Drafts, $4 Crown, Jager, Jack, Jameson, Lunazul, Bloody Mary’s, $5 Mimosas DUELING PIANOS Every Friday and Saturday Night @ 9:30 1/2 Price Select Apps M-TH 4pm7pm & Sun 9pm-close
WATERFRONT MUSIC SERIES LIVE music on the patio at 4 p.m. every Sunday through fall.
NFL SUNDAY TICKET $3 Domestic Schooners $2 Domestic Drafts $9.99 All You Can Eat Wings at the Bar 1/2 Priced Select Appetizers at the Bar
KARAOKE —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
DJ SHANNON —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
TOP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301
(FROM ROOT SOUL PROJECT) “BLUES/ROCK/REGGAE”
DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109
KARAOKE —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269
STUMP SOUND —The Dive, 6 N. Lake Park Blvd.; 458-8282
SEPT 22 RANDY MCQUAY
MONDAY $2.50 Bud Light $3 Fat Tire $5 Redbull Vodka TUESDAY $2.50 Yuengling $3.00 Amstel Light $5 Jameson WEDNESDAY “South of the Border Special” $3 Dos Equis • $4 Margaritas $4 shots of Jose BEER THURSDAY $2.50 PBR 16oz cans $3.50 NC Draft $3.50 Bell’s Two Hearted $4 Rogue Dead Guy FRIDAY $2.75 Miller Lite $3.25 Stella • $4 Fireballs SATURDAY $2.75 Coors Light $3.25 Sierra Nevada $5 Baby Guinness SUNDAY $3 Coronas/Corona Lite $3.00 Red Stripe $4 Mimosas • $4 Bloody Mary’s L SHAPE LOT 3 P.M. & CLAY CROTTS 8 P.M.
KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 CLAY CROTTS —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 ROB RONNER, BRENNAN SIMMONS —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464
DJ DR. JONES —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
LYNN AND THE WAVE (ACOUSTIC MIX, 7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231
Ladies Night $3 Skinny Girl Martinis OPEN 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. NO COVER
College Night DJ DST & DJ Matt Evans $1 Shots $2 Bud Pounders $3 Three Olive Vodka Flavors
DJ Pruitt and DJ SBz $2 Shots $3 Infused Vodkas $3 Draft Beers
DJ Milk and DJ SBz DJ DST & DJ Matt Evans $2 Shots $3 Infused Vodkas $3 Draft Beer
FRIDAY DJ Milk & DJ Matt Evans $3 Shots $3 Drafts VIP BOttle & Cocktail Service
Every Wednesday Bottomless Cheese and Chocolate
W h at e cou ld br ? bett e
SATURDAY DJ Matt Evans $3 Shots $3 Drafts VIP Bottle & Cocktail Service
885 Town Center Drive MAYFAIRE TOWN CENTER (910) 256-1187
Friday, 9/21 PREDECESSOR with AMERICAN AMERICANS CHAMPION OF THE SUN and TBA Thursday, 9/27 CANNONSONG, JENNIFER LEA LONG, ELLIOTT SMITH, and JO ELLESS Friday, 10/19 DHIM GREAT DRINK SPECIALS FREE GAMES FREE PARKING 516 North 4th Street Wilmington, NC 28401 910.538.2939
OVERTYME OCTOBER 7
HEART & SOUL Complete schedule available at BluewaterDining.com/music or fan us on Facebook! 910-256-8500 4 Marina St. Wrightsville Beach
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Fri. & Sat. 7-10 P.M. Outside on the back deck - weather permitting Fri., 9/21 DAVE MEYER Sat., 9/22 JEREMY NORRIS Fri., 9/28 L SHAPE LOT DUO Sat., 9/29 JOHN FONVIELLE DUO Fri., 10/5 DAVE MEYER Sat., 10/6 2 CENTS WORTH/MARK Fri., 10/12 MYKEL BARBEE Sat., 10/13 JESSE STOCKTON Monday is Service Industry Night $3 drafts, $10 domestic buckets, $4 well drinks, and 25% off the deck menu all summer Join us on the deck for cheese fondue, chocolate fondue, and grilled items from our
Happy dogs welcomed! 138 South Front Street Downtown Wilmington (910) 251-0433
MONDAY 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY $5 Pizzas TUESDAY LIVE JAzz IN THE BAR Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 • Pacifico $250 WEDNESDAY Miller Light Pints $150 Coronoa/ Corona Lite Bottles $250 Margaritas/Peach Margaritas $4 THURSDAY Appletinis $4, RJ’s Painkiller $5 Red Stripe Bottles $250 Fat Tire Bottles $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4, 007 $350 Guinness Cans $3 Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze/Seabreeze $4 22oz. Blue Moon Draft $3 Select Domestic Bottles $2 SUNDAY Bloody Marys $4, Domestic Pints $150 Hurricanes $5 5564 Carolina Beach Road, (910) 452-1212
Pub & Grille
$3 Imports ∙ $4 Guinness $1.50 High Life ∙ $3 Bouron
Ping Pong Tourney
$2 Red Stripe ∙ $4 Margaritas $4 Dude Bombs ∙ $4 Captain
$2 Coors Light • $2 Mich Ultras $5 Martinis • $4 Flavored Bombs
Breakfast 10am-3pm $2 Miller Lite • $2 Budweiser $4 Rum & Coke • $4 Bellinis
Breakfast 10am-3pm $2 Yuenglings • $2 Bud Lights $4 Bloody Marys • $3 Mimosas Free Pool & Shuffleboard after 9 pm 1/2 Off Late Night Menu @ 10 pm
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224
—Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
ALUMNI BENEFIT CONCERT (7:30PM) —Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building, Randall Dr., UNCW Campus; 962-3415
JEREMY NORRIS (7-10PM) —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433
SUSAN SAVIA (6PM) —Hugh McCrae Park; 1799 S. College Rd., 798-7630
WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (8PM) SUSAN SAVIA (3PM) —Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 313—Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 S. 41st 2584 St.; 350-1980 DANGERS OF STEREO NICOLE THOMPSON, JEFF SIMMONS —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach —Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St.; 632-2241 Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224 PHANTOM PLAYBOYS MIKE O’DONNELL (7-10PM) —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), PREDECESSOR, AMERICAN AMERICANS, 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 CHAMPIONS OF THE SUN BLIND LEMON PLEDGE (9:30PM) —Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St.; —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 538-2939 523-5621 THE HATCH BROTHERS —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
BRENT STIMMEL —Oceanic, 703 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551
GALACTIC —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
SGT. ROCK (ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, 9:30PM) —Five Star Tavern, 106 N. 2nd St.; 762-1533
THE IMITATIONS —Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700
BARRY, WILSON AND CARL —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St.
BENTON BLOUNT —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838
YESTERDAY’S GRAVY, SOL FLO, DUTCH TREET —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
SEAN GREGORY —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400
MADD HATTERS —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 ED SOMECH, SELAH DUBB —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373
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Friday, September 21
LYNN & THE WAVE ACOUSTIC MIX
Saturday, September 22
MIKE O’DONNELL DANCE
Friday, September 28
OVERTYME ECLECTIC MIX
Saturday, September 29 Landfall Center • 1331 Military Cutoff Rd
920 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Town Center (910) 509-0805
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KATE LO ECLECTIC MIX
1706 North Lumina Ave. (910) 256-2231 • 910-256-2231 877-330-5050 910-256-2231
DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109
VELVET JANE (UNPLUGGED) —Nikki’s Gourmet Sushi Bar, 6 S. Lake Blvd., Carolina Beach, 707-0802 ROSCO BANDANA —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500 BEL ESPIRIT —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS (7-9PM); DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE (9PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 SONGWRITER OPEN MIC WITH JEFF ECKER (10PM-2AM) —Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414 ROLLING TRIVIA —Five Star Tavern, 106 N. 2nd St.; 762-1533 FILTHY SATURDAYS WITH DJ FILTHY —Brikhouse, 208 Market St.; 523-5833 DJ SWEAT
EMCEES AND GYPSIES —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 BENJY TEMPLETON —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 TIFT MERRITT —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater BUBBA SPARXXX —Hooligans Pub & Music Hall; 2620 Onslow Dr., Jacksonville, (910) 346-2086 MARK LYNCH —Deluxe, 114 Market St., 251-0333
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
CHRIS LUTHER (JAZZ) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888
D — 2
L-SHAPE LOT (3PM); CLAY CROTTS (8PM) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832
KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jackson- P ville; (910) 938-2002 — 4 KARAOKE
—Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; P 341-0001 — BUBONIK FUNK —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 TRAINWRECK (4-8PM) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621
D C —
SUSAN SAVIA (3-5PM) “ —Wilmington Wine, 605 Castle St.; 202-4749 S POSSUM CREEK (BLUEGRASS) — —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th 3 St., 395-5999 W NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, MISSING — CATS R —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater D PERRY SMITH (BRUNCH 12-2) ( —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 — DJ BATTLE C —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 — OVERTYME —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 KARAOKE —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
K — C
STEVEN COMPTON —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996
K — 3
ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091
A — S
METAMORPHOSIS OPEN MIC HOSTED BY SUN (9PM) —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 COLLEGE NIGHT KARAOKE —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
H B — 8
SATELLITE BLUEGRASS BAND —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796
L KARAOKE — —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 2 341-0001 K KARAOKE WITH DJ @-HOLE — —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; T 342-0872 — OPEN MIC AND COMICS JAM R —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; S 763-2223 R DONNA MERRITT — —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666
DJ TIMBO —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.;
SHIT OUT OF LUCK, NO TOMORROW, LA ARMADA
KARAOKE KONG —Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056 TRAVIS SHALLOW —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677
—Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St. DJ RICHTERMEISTER —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 JOSH SOLOMON AND FRIENDS —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341
DROBOT —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
PENGO WITH BEAU GUNN —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773
LIVE TEAM TRIVIA —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464
PRUITT AND CHRIS EDWARDS —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
BLUEGRASS OPEN JAM NIGHT (8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 DJBE KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC: MUSICIANS AND COMICS WITH ONSITE PIANO —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 “IT TAKES TUESDAYS TO TANGO” LESSONS 7-9 P.M. —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 WORLD TAVERN TRIVIA HOSTED BY MUD —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224 DRUM CIRCLE HOSTED BY PERRY SMITH (7-8PM) —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 COLLEGE NIGHT KARAOKE —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 KARAOKE WITH DJ PARTY GRAS —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805 TEAM TRIVIA —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 ALAMEDA —Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport Supply Rd. Ste 1, St. James; 200-7785 NEIL CRIBBS DUO —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 HOPSIN, DIZZY WRIGHT, SWIZZ, JARREN BENTON, DJ HOPPA —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500 LIVE ACOUSTIC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 TRIVIA WITH DUTCH FROM 94.5 THE HAWK —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 SUPER JAM OPEN MIC WITH JONNY REINERTH —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088
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AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 377-6874 9/19: Circa Survive, Touche Amore, O’ Brother 9/21: Chase Rice, Chris Lane, Early Ray 9/22: One Big Love 9/25: Boyslikegirls, The All-American Rejects, The Ready Set CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053 9/19: Tycho, The Album Leaf 9/20: Jo Gore and the Alternative, Lizzy Ross Band 9/21: The Old Ceremony, Megafaun 9/22: Beth Orton, Sam Arnidon 9/23: Twin Shadow, Niki and the Dove 9/25: Brother Ali 9/26: Stars, Diamond Rings, California Wives LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. CABARRUS STREET, RALEIGH, NC (919) 821-4111 9/19: Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Sourvein 9/20: Ben Rector 9/21: The Breakfast Club, Sex Panther 9/22: The Mantras, The Family, Tiny Boxes 9/26: North Mississippi Allstars, Missing Cats NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE 511 E. 36TH STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 358-9298 9/21: North Mississippi Allstars, Missing Cats 9/23: VibeSquaD, Opiuo
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‘Premium Rush’ is a by-the-numbers chase film
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ollywood just doesn’t make
movies like this anymore. That’s usually a good sign. By now readers are all familiar with my theory of the dumpster—that fertile pile of garbage in late August/September where studios unleash their most difficult-to-market product. Like “The Cold Light of Day” or any uninspired horror film, a la “The Possession.” Every so often, I come across a few digestible morsels. “Premium Rush” is a fine piece of inspired trash. They made a lot of movies like this in the 1980s and 1990s: glorious indulgent movies where the hero had some kind of extreme sports angle worked into whatever cockamamie plot thinly constructed to serve high-octane hijinks. “Premium Rush” had me recalling wonderful rubbish like the Christian Slater classic “Gleaming the Cube” and the surfing-heist action of “Point Break.” These movies prominently feature extreme sports to give action scenes an unconventional panache. Instead of surfing or skateboarding in “Premium Rush,” it’s all about urban cycling. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight Rises”) plays Wilee, a New York City bike messenger who has the kind of ridiculous devotion to his craft that can only exist on film. He’s a rebel on a bicycle who doesn’t believe in gears or brakes. No sir. This guy is the kind of adrenaline-fueled action junkie who doesn’t play by the rules. There’s a lot of effort spent early on establishing that Wilee isn’t an average everyday messenger—because that wouldn’t be enough for today’s demanding film-going audiences. Wilee is a law-school graduate who never took the BAR exam. Why not? Because being a lawyer doesn’t let him ride a bike in dangerous conditions for an insulting sum of money. I suppose it’s best. We don’t really hear about successful lawyers named “Wilee.” The plot feels deliberately sparse. Wilee gets his hands on an envelope that had to be delivered across town. While trying to make good on his delivery, he is approached by a deranged New York City police officer trying to get his hands on the envelope. The vast majority of the film details the cat-andmouse game as Wilee tries to avoid the cops and being splattered by midtown Manhattan traffic. There are some extremely bare sub-
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Sleepwalk With Me Cinematique • Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. 7:30 p.m. $8 • Monday through Wednesday 9/19: In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a 6-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions in “The Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
RIDE LIKE HELL! Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings to light an athletic action thrill on two wheels. Courtesy photo
plots dealing with relationships and human trafficking in the film, too. Actually, I was amazed how many subplots could be worked into a movie that takes place in a feverishly short amount of time. “Premium Rush” is constructed like one of those bythe-numbers chase films. However, the director, David Koepp, flips the script by injecting the film with creative flourishes and has smartly cast two fantastic actors to sell the story. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an excellent leading man. He has the kind of energy and charisma lacking in many of his peers. When I first heard of “Premium Rush,” it almost seemed like this kind of B-movie schlock was beneath him, but he’s so damned invested in the part—even something as one-dimensional and completely disposable as the world’s smartest lawyer bike courier. His enthusiasm is matched by Michael Shannon who plays the villain with the kind of scenery-chewing zeal reserved for vaudevillians and moustache-twirling scoundrels who tie beautiful young ladies to railroad tracks. In the hands of lesser actors, or performers less game, this could have been an unmitigated disaster. The entire film is carried by Gordon-Levitt and Shannon who prove that talent transcends cliché.
The action of “Premium Rush” is the real sell. And it’s a fantastically kinetic movie with a great sense of speed. Not just the bike-themed action but the entire pace of the film. It’s a zippy little movie rife with sight gags and GPS-themed transition. There’s a lot of love poured into this ridiculous lark, which makes “Premium Rush” a far better time at the movies than I ever would have expected. Just for defying every mediocre expectation I had I’m willing to call “Premium Rush” a triumphant piece of disposable entertainment. I wish more movies had this much passion and energy. This is the kind of movie they should show first-time directors of mainstream films as a textbook example of how to exceed expectations.
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9/24-28: An autobiographically inspired, fictional feature debut about comedian-turned-playwrightturned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia (pictured). Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Based on the successful one-man show, “Sleepwalk With Me” engages in the kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art. Unrated, 1 hr. 30 min.
UNCW Films Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center 7 p.m.; Free to students or GA $4 9/20: “Even the Rain” is a film about Columbus’ voyage to the New World and the subjugation of the indigenus population. Filmed in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Just as filming begins, the natives face a crisis when the government privatizes the water company and prices skyrocket. Daily protests erupt and the local man cast as a rebellious 16th century Taino chief, also becomes a leader in the water hike protests. Spanish, English subtitles. All area movie listings and paragraph synopses can be found at encorepub.com.
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Meet some of Wilmington’s finest...
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through one of Wilmington’s many theatre companies. Where musicians perform and how often they release new music grasps our attention as much as under-the-radar poets and prose writers who churn out pages of scribble in the corner of a local bookstore. Filmmakers burst at the seams with ground-
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Korn can’t remember his exact first—when and where he attended a theatrical production. Reared in a family of arts supporters, it was a natural part of their activities from childhood on. Nowadays, he understands that his upbringing by arts-loving parents—a mom who’s a social worker at Duke and a technical-writing father from IBM—was a gift which set his own path toward acting. “I saw Pilobolus dance company at Duke,” Korn recounts from youth. “They asked for a volunteer to come up, and I raised my hand really high. They picked me [and] taught me a funny dance. I remember the audience was laughing, and so I hammed it up a little and loved the feeling of all that positive attention.” As a junior watching his high school’s production of “Brigadoon,” the actress playing Fiona affected Korn like none other during her farewell scene. He latched onto the fascination of holding power over an audience’s emotion via acting. “I yearned to do what she had done,” he remembers. “I wanted to
Meet Max Korn
be able to move people.” Fast forward to his Elon University days, where his major in music theatre has allowed him ample opportunity to focus on his dreams. With “incredibly gifted and patient teachers,” alongside a tight-knit, yet very competitive group of collegiate talent, he often sat on the sidelines to observe and let osmosis take over a great deal of skill. “It allowed me a lot of time to pick apart my friends’ performances, and learn from their successes and failures alike,” he says. “Had I not furthered my education, I’d probably not be doing what I’m doing.” Since graduating a few short years ago, Korn has received quite a lot of stage time thanks to Wilmington’s welcoming scene. Since his arrival in January of 2012, already he’s played the lead lover Melchior in City Stage’s “Spring Awakening,” as well as a haunting Gabe in “Next to Normal”—each show boasting edgy appeal. Yet, he knows how to whip up laughs, too, as seen in Opera House Theatre Company’s “Legally Blonde: The Musical” and “The Most Happy Fella.” “I’m very partial to grittier roles,” Korn ad-
STAGEMAN: Max Korn realized he wanted to purse an acting career after watching Fiona’s farewell scene in ‘Brigadoon’ in high school. After graduating from Elon in music theatre, he now resides in Wilmington and has starred in numerous shows in 2012, including the lead in ‘Spring Awakening.’ Courtesy photo
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mits. “Though, comedic roles are great, too. There’s nothing better than making people laugh or cry—or both!” His mentality on becoming a comprehensive performer relies on being relevant. “My nightmare is to be boring or forgettable,” he says. Thus, he jumps on every experience to showcase his acting chops, and learn from various directors and casts. “Any chance I get to really act is a huge opportunity to better myself,” the young hopeful pronounces. “I have the most fun when I can get completely enveloped in my character.” Though he has taken on Bobby in “Company” and Tim Cratchit in his grandfather’s play, “Tim and Scrooge” (a followup musical to “The Christmas Carol”), he’s looking toward the future to land his dream role, and it’s one that may require a lot more than simple research: Elphaba in “Wicked.” “I want it so bad that one day I might have to get a sex change just so they’ll let me do it,” he quips. “I guess, since that operation probably won’t be the best career move for
me, I’ll settle for Fiyero.” While dedicated to theatre because of its challenges, Korn does hope to transition into film eventually. His goals involve getting on the TV series “Revolution” to endure a fight/death scene with Giancarlo Esposito within the year; become an established stunt-cast of a Broadway musical within five years; make friends with at least half of his Hollywood heroes in 10 years; and morph into the next Hugh Jackman before becoming another Robert Downey Jr. by his life’s end. Having already recorded a small speaking role as a hot-dog vendor in the 2013 Jackie Robsinon biopic, “42,” Korn may be well on his way. “Camera work tends to pay the bills more,” he explains, “but stage work is more challenging and fulfilling. However, camera work stands the test of time better—no matter how great you are in a play, once the show closes, you slowly disappear in the collective memory, and nothing but the reviews remain. My dream situation would be an active career in both worlds.” Folks can see Max Korn every Saturday morning as part of TheatreNOW’s “Super Saturday Fun Time” for children. “Making kids laugh is great,” he says, but when you can make their parents laugh, too, that’s the ultimate.”—Shea Carver
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ter I learned to spell,” Addy Robinson McCulloch laughs, while answering a question about her first foray into authorship. “I did write a couple of early mysteries; I wrote poetry early,” she reminisces. A stunningly talented poet, today McCulloch’s work frequently appears in literary journals like The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Redheaded Stepchild and Wild Goose Poetry Review, to name a few. But the path to poet has been a long and winding road. As an undergraduate at Duke, she studied with several inspiring professors, including the 1976 Guggenheim Fellow James Applewhite. What more could a young aspiring writer want? After graduating, McCulloch detoured from her penman dreams and became passionate about working with non-profits. “That takes up a lot of time and energy,” she confides. Around the time she turned 40, an “if not now, when?” moment struck. “I always wanted to write seriously,” McCulloch relates. “I realized that if I wanted to do that, it would involve working seri-
Meet Addy McCulloch
ously on my craft.” A freelancing gig became available which allowed McCulloch to essentially bring home the same salary she was making at her day job. “So, I took that gig and quit [my] job in an effort to have more control over my schedule and do what I love all the time.” Planning, hard work and dedication has paid off, as about three years ago McCulloch saw the publication of her poem “Dad Disappearing” online at Redheaded Stepchild. “It felt great—a marvelous feeling,” she confirms. Though understated in her emotion, it’s exactly that which make McColluch’s poetry so evocative. Rather than bludgeoning her reader, she finely chisels from blocks of imagery so strong, one thinks of the Colosseum. The publishing world is notoriously competitive and difficult to break into. It can be such an uphill battle, folks often find defeat before even trying. McCulloch acknowledges the hurdles. “If you work at your craft and you submit, it is possible,” she affirms, “but there are plenty of writers out there, and competition can be steep.” McCulloch’s advice to other writers: read everything possible and take revision seri-
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THE PEN(WO)MAN: Addy McCulloch is an avid reader and poet, with works published in “Iodine.” Photo by Shea Carver
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ously. Currently, she is immersed in reading the Cimarron Review, a literary journal published out of Oklahoma State University, and Cave Wall, a literary journal published in NC. Though it can seem solitary, like any art, writing is a conversation between creator and audience. Just like live theatre requires people showing up to see the shows, literature need eyes and ears with which to interact. McCulloch would like to see more people participate in the local scene. She acknowledges how often people attend universityassociated events, while others “tend to be sparse.” Like many, she understands participation is dependent on the day job and family obligations. but because of the fabulous work coming out of North Carolina—she points to EcoTone and Lookout Books, two projects of UNCW—support needs to grow. “I think people who write poetry [do it] because they have to—whether it’s any good or not,” McCulloch philosophically explains. “Poetry comes from emotion: Something provoked the writer or artist, and the emotion provoked a creative response—and the challenge is to channel [it] so that it is accessible
to others and provokes emotions in others.” McCulloch’s work does not shrink from heavy topics, be it her poetry or prose. She has an essay titled “Three Heresies,” which will be published in the forthcoming Get Out of My Crotch, an anthology of writings related to the war on women, due in January from Cherry Bomb Books. She has a poetry series that tackles life-threatening illness, the most well-known titled “Double-Talking the Ferryman” When reading her work, it comes as no surprise that McCulloch’s prize possession is a copy of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” inscribed to her by Harper Lee. “It goes with me when we evacuate for hurricanes,” she confides. Like her heroine who worked as a ticket agent for Eastern Airlines while dreaming up the famed novel, McCulloch still must earn a living outside of her creative writing. For her it takes the shape of editing work. Her clients include psychiatric mental health texts for Pearson Education and young adult literature for Houghton Mifflin. It’s obvious that McCulloch’s camaraderie of supporting artists at all stages of development is essential to her makeup as a person and a creator. That’s a gift that, like the old Malvina Reynolds’ song, means “you end up having more.” —Gwenyfar Rohler
Meet Mike Blair
is a full blast, barn-burning experience and allows me to focus more on being a performer.
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musicians, Mike Blair fits the bill. His acoustic guitar straps around his shoulders for both solo performances—intimate, insightful looks into the young artist’s world as he bears his soul— and gigs with his band, Mike Blair and The Stonewalls. The five who join him—including his younger sister, Sarah (back-up vocals), David Graham (bass, vocals), Michael Graham (electric guitar, vocals), Nathan Purifoy (keys), and Keith Butler Jr. (drums)—make for one of ILM’s best Americana groups. Sincerity, softness and the ability to stir aptly fits their bill upon each performance. Yet the same could be said for Blair solo. Warmth permeates his vocal timbre, a rich, smooth, yielding baritone. His voice is ardent and rapturous— along the lines of Ray LaMontagne or Amos Lee, but deeper. 2012 has wafted the tantalizing aroma of success beneath Blair’s nose. Opening for national acts, playing venues across the southeast, and recording the band’s first full-length has kept the songwriter carrying on with his unfeigned lyrics. (Check them out for yourself on Thursday, September 20th at the Soapbox.) We sat down with Blair to learn a little more about the honest troubadour.
THE MUSICMAN: Mike Blair performs locally solo and with his band, The Stonewalls. Check him out with his entourage Sept. 20th at Soapbox. Courtesy photo
in what I’m hearing—be it driving somewhere and ending up following the sunset to the riverfront or catching myself singing the lyrics without thinking about it. Michael Kiwanuka’s record does that for me right now. As a musician I’m drawn to songs and artists who have an open structure to their songs: The Band, Dawes, Megafaun. With pursuing a career in music, I can say writing songs I can believe in and receiving the encore (e): In youth who would you say in- response we’ve had for playing them keeps me going. We’ve played shows out of town fluenced you musically? Mike Blair (MB): Growing up, Dad played with great reactions, so those are very encourNeil Young, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton aging. Also closing in on two years with [alon cassettes and vinyl. Mom enjoyed The most] the same cast of characters keeps me Temptations, Four Tops and Marvin Gaye. I going. When I realized these guys are playing remember my grandfather playing his tapes chords and rhythms, singing lyrics I’ve written, of old Dixieland jazz, too. Dad had a friend I was humbled to say the least. Some of us have known each other for who would lend me portions of his CD collection, which is where I heard The Beach 10 years—others close to two. I think we Boys’ “Pet Sounds,” the Beatles’ “Let it choose to make music together because it’s where we find a good bit of our joy. We also Be” and Bob Dylan’s “The Freewheelin’.” In middle school I learned my first chords make an effort to have “band days.” This from my music teacher and youth pastor Scott past Thanksgiving we broke bread together, Hobbs. He taught me how each [chord] came and at Christmas we played laser tag. So, with different voicing and alternate tunings, we spend time together on and off the stage. which brought more interesting chords to play. He was also the first person I knew who wrote e: Which do you prefer: solo or band? his own songs. I would play him my first songs, MB: I’ve enjoyed playing solo sets more betoo. He has and continues to encourage me to cause it gives me an opportunity to improve playing songs dynamically. I’ve seen solo, do this songwriter thing. acoustic players who strum through their e: Why do you feel compelled to pursue mu- songs as if a band is behind them, and their set isn’t engaging enough for the audience. sic as a career? MB: As a listener, music, which interests me I’m becoming interested in relaxing the melnew or old, continues to take me to a place. odies when singing solo—and sometimes What I mean by that is: I need to get caught up with the band. Playing with the Stonewalls
e: You opened for Brandi Carlile, and the band opened for the Deadstring Brothers this summer. How were those experiences? MB: Yeah, the Brandi show was cool—definitely the largest crowd I’ve played for solo, and the Deadstring Brothers is a killer band. They were some of the nicest guys. I had a drink with their bassist, JD, who answered all my questions about booking a larger tour. Opening for Megafaun at the Brooklyn Arts Center this past November was amazing, too. The only other recognition I would note is how the Wilmington community continues to support us. I’m constantly in Gravity Records hanging with Matt Keen and Eric Parsons, talking about records and new shows coming up. When I’m in Edge of Urge, Karl Richardson and I catch up on life—great people work in these businesses and I couldn’t be more humbled they want to support us.
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e: Your lyrics are heartfelt. What inspires you? MB: This is a question I think about conDESSERTS stantly, especially with writing songs from Biscochitos & horchata a different stage of life. I think the best Flan with pine nuts answer is being truthful with myself. Every Red chile chocolate cake song since I first started writing [our 2011 Fresh fruit EP] “The Print,” I decided I wouldn’t sing Pinon coffee another lyric I didn’t live out. Most of the time I know a lyric is good when I know it will reveal something about myself. With “My Heart’s Only Chance,” the opening line broke my heart after I wrote it: Cash only! “Life was so much easier when I didn’t know what I was made of.” I remember leaning back in my chair thinking I couldn’t let the song down. It took me a few weeks to finish it because I struggled with the chorus. I can’t remember what I had before, but Reservations recommended: 910-274-2012 I remember coming out of a relationship Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly; and thinking, If you can’t tell me what you family-style seating and serving. The chef will join you. want, then I have to leave. And the chorus is asking for an apology, but there is a control in the last lyrics: “but if you can’t tell me what it is you want/my heart’s only chance is on the run.” I rely on being honest with myself in order for the songs 3314 Wrightsville Ave. to survive.—Bethany Turner encore | september 19-25, 2012 | www.encorepub.com 35
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Meet Brendon Murphy
1898 are an extremely polarizing topic in this area. There are those who believe more attention should be paid to this tragedy that was all but ignored for nearly a century. A group of UNCW film studies majors—including Nelson Oliver, Corey Howard, Jon Cohen, Danielle Gardner, and Brendon Murphy—set out to make a cinematic adaptation of these events. Their efforts have brought the feature “The Red Cape” close to completion. A recent Kickstarter campaign raised over $30,000 to help them in the final phase of post-production so folks can see the tragic truth of the 1898 Race Riots on the big screen. We sat down with producer Brendon Murphy to talk about his exciting new project. he race riots of
encore: How did you first get involved with “The Red Cape”? Brendon Murphy: When my colleague Nelson Oliver told me about the 1898 Wilming-
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THE FILMIE: Brendon Murphy has teamed with local filmmakers to create a film based on the 1898 Race Riots. Courtesy photo
ton Race Riot. As North Carolina natives, we were both blown away by the fact that we had never heard of the event previously. I knew it would be a project worth producing? e: How did you first learn about the riots? BM: Soon after Nelson told me about the riot, the Race Riot Commission released its 2006 report on the event. This provided a great basis for our research. e: Was there a particular story or piece of it that motivated you to turn it into a film? BM: Race riots happened all over the South in the late 1800s and 1900s, but the Wilmington Race Riot is the only one that resulted in a complete overthrow of a city government to oust blacks from influential political positions. In fact, it’s the only such overthrow in our nation’s history. This, coupled with the fact that the 1898 riot helped pave the way for the first Jim Crow laws, motivated us to bring the story to the screen. e: Was there one character in particular who spoke to you? BM: I think the historical figure, though in a bad way, was Alfred Moore Waddell. He was the face of the effort to undo what he called “Negro Domination,” and spoke out publicly more than anyone else in the city. His recorded speeches shed light on the nature of the racial tensions in 1898.
e: Did you ever consider the controversy of the subject matter? Was there ever concern about the sensitivity of the subject? BM: Yes, though not until after we received the first round of media coverage. There were favorable reactions to the project from many people in Wilmington but also many negative reactions. We received hate mail, cryptic phone calls in the middle of the night, threats, etc. That’s when we realized the history was a sensitive matter and needed to be presented carefully. I hope people realize we’re not trying to open old wounds, rather preserve an important historical event. e: Were there any challenges in adapting the story to film? BM: One challenge was to paint a complete picture of such a large event. Things were going on all over Wilmington, and the best way to glimpse everything was by following two fictional characters across the city. Using a known historical figure would have limited us to showing only a small part of the riot. e: For a modestly budgeted film, the production looks to have a great sense of size and scope. How difficult was it make a period epic on a budget? BM: Extremely difficult. I’ve worked on national commercials, short films, features, corporate videos—you name it. This film is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It was an exercise in pulling every string and then creating more strings for pulling. We found ways to manage period-appropriate costumes, weapons, horses, pyrotechnics, children, constructed sets and hundreds of extras. All photographed with no budget on extremely expensive 35mm film. Our professors urged us to avoid these things for the sake of ease, but we simply refused to make a watered-down film. e: What do you hope audiences walk away from after seeing Red Cape? BM: My hope is that audiences don’t leave with any sort of political anger toward the movie. We want to present the past in a way that gives insight and allows us to make our great nation even better. Our primary objective is educational distribution. This may be through universities, museums, educational TV programming, etc. Festivals are also part of the plan for building an audience.—Anghus Houvouras
Meet Grey Pascal and science, my advisor begged me to start my four-year degree. I decided instead to try one semester of strictly fine art classes and see what happened. I absolutely fell in love with art and haven’t looked back.
t any given gallery in wilm-
ington, it’s quite easy to pick out the work of Grey Pascal. The 32-year-old is best known for his sprawling, repetitious sculptures and installations, composed of everyday items, such as film strips, string, wire, Styrofoam peanuts and Play-Doh. He presents it in a way that both astounds and engages any onlooker. Pascal’s unique and laborious efforts have made him a much-buzzed-about up-andcomer—and encore’s pick for our 2012 Emerging Artist. It’s been a year since encore covered Pascal’s show last fall, “Downward Spiral.” The expansive sculpture consisted of several spools of plastic trash bags, cut down the sides, spread apart and painted a myriad of colors, which then hung from the ceiling on one long string that spiraled around ACME Art Studios in downtown Wilmington. Pascal is close to wrapping his most recent exhibition, “Burned and Broken” at ACME, with a group including Patrick THE ARTIST: Grey Pascal installs his work at Atkinson, J. Coleman, Scott Ehrhart, Ger- ACME Art Studios. Photo by Alex Pompliano. man Martinez and Sarah Rushing. It hangs through Friday, September 21st, when there will be an informal “last look” from 6 perience. I really pushed my comfort zone p.m. to 9 p.m. His contribution to “Burned with this piece, including the fact that there and Broken” is, well, a little difficult to de- are collaborative elements to it. scribe—I’ll just let the artist himself explain. e: Tell me more about your contribution to encore (e): It’s been a year since we last “Burned and Broken.” met. Catch me up on what’s been going on G: My piece includes collaborative contribuwith your work. tions from Hart Ebersole and Crystal Bright, Grey Pascal (GP): I feel like the past year with whom I have collaborated before. has been about reflection. I’ve kept myself Hanging from [ACME’s] ceiling is a carbusy with work, but I recently realized that sized screen made of strips of videotape I have been grieving. There have been a that reach the floor and touch a pyramidal couple of personal tragedies in my life, and cement base covered in broken glass. Prothough less dramatic, there have also been jected onto the screen are various images significant shifts in the dynamics of several of fire and breaking glass that add moverelationships. So, much has changed in my ment to its surface while a fan behind it life over the past year that I felt like I had to makes it wave like a friendly monster. restructure and put the pieces back togethThe sound installation includes breaker again in a meaningful and practical way. ing glass, lamentations and poetry that fill the entire space, conjuring feelings of e: How has your style evolved since the eeriness, meditation and even silliness. “Downward Spiral” exhibition? Though there are separate elements, it is GP: One question I like to ask of a project a singular piece of art. is: “Have I done something new here?” I It is about the pairing of opposites, and enjoy revisiting old ideas, but deliberate while its primary purpose was the expresexperimentation is probably the greatest sion of grief and rage, the process became driving force behind my work. In my cur- therapeutic. The final result conveys a mesrent exhibition at ACME, I have a large- merizing sense of peace. What makes me scale sculpture made using the obsessive- happiest about the piece is that I think I can compulsive process typical to my style. I say with confidence that Wilmington has wanted another form of performance art for never seen anything like it before. this show, but branched into video and even sound installation for this piece. The sculp- e: Take me through the process of a Grey ture, the video, and the sound are three Pascal exhibition—from the idea’s incepseparate entities, but fuse into a single ex- tion to opening day.
GP: I think I can pinpoint three main sources for my root concepts. One is stumbling on some crazy new material that makes me think, “How can I possibly use this?” Another is a side effect of the process of obsessive-compulsive sculpture. Largescale pieces range from 40 to 200 hours of repetitive labor where the mind is free to just wander. It’s amazing how many ideas one can come up with while sitting for eight hours straight, drilling holes into old eyeglass lenses. Lastly, my dreams are a significant source for inspiration. From initial inspiration, it takes me months to years to figure out what it is I really want to say in a piece, to figure out the usually improbable physics of its armature, and the labor of its execution. I quickly learned with large-scale sculptures that it is important to keep things simple and to be fluid with attachments to form. Most people are surprised to learn that I never sketch. Most of the development of the form of a sculpture is done with visualization and most of the physics I work out by writing. I want to take every piece as far as I can, and as a result, I am grateful for deadlines.
e: Not trying to lure you into a pretentious trap, but how would you describe your own style? GP: The easiest way to describe my work is large-scale, obsessive-compulsive sculpture, often bordering on being installation art. I usually use recycled materials ranging from packing peanuts, eyeglass lenses, trash bags, broken glass, and strips of videotape, repeating the use of those objects hundreds, or more often, thousands of times. Most pieces are conceptually or emotionally based but in a highly accessible way. They are not meant to be static works that are looked at, they are meant to create an experience. I like to think of my art as a way for me to personally interact with anyone who sees it.
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deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious inside boasting wine and martin JAX 5THbar AVE. DELI ANDextensive ALE HOUSE “A gourmet saloon” best describes Jax. Family-owned lists along sports with weekday appetizer specials from 4:00pm and operated, Jaxforget has been a local favorite for overkept 25 years 6:30pm. Don’t to try downtown’s best secre infor Orlando, They offer the best ingredients and haveto SundayFlorida. Brunch from 11am-3pm. You are welcome teamed with boat GreatatHarvest Bread to take “deli” to a whole dock your the only dock’n’dine restaurant down new level. Jax serves over 20 NY-style stacked sandwiches town, grab a trolley, or enjoy our free, front door parking and fresh pita pizzas, huge salads, wraps, along with over 200 (ask for pass!) when youbarcan Find bottled beers, 24 Why drafts,satisfy wine and a full of indulge? spirits. They the George on the at 128 South Water Street feature wall-to-wall TVsRiverwalk for any sports event. Bringing local flair to910-763-2052. their establishment, all tables and their bar are custom-built ■ SERVING LUNCH DINNER:from Tues. Sat. 11am – 9 pm. from old growth wood & excavated the– Cape Fear River. A “flank” off the NC Battleship greets customers Enjoy Sunday Lunch and Brunch 11am – 3pm. as they enter the silver diner at 5046 New Centre Drive. But, let’s make ■ ‘50s NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown one thing clear: This isn’t aBrunch diner! 910-859-7374. ■ FEATURING: Sunday / Wilmington’s only ■dock’n’dine SERVING: Lunch/Dinner/Late-night Mon.-Sun., 11a.m. to restaurant. 2 a.m.. ■ WEBSITE: www.thegeorgerestaurant.com ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown Wilmington, near university ■ FEATURING: Great Harvest Bread, huge deli sandwiches,
flat-bread pizzas, salads, full bar, daily specials and free “Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s pickles!
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and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house BLUEWATER specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual we also serve a full in selection of other delicious includ American restaurant Wrightsville Beach. Lunchentrees and dinner ingserved seafood, steak and pasta, asjumbo well aslump a wide are daily. Favorites include crabassortment cakes, suc-o culent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their award-winning
outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. BluewaterDining.com. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 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: www.bluewaterdining.com
Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, & Seafood Ceviche to name a few. Larger Plates include, Charleston Crab Cakes, Flounder Escovitch & Miso Salmon. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts from DeLovely Desserts. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
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. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-7989464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the
■ WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com
THE GEORGE ON THE RIVERWALK
Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for dock ‘n’ dine. Watch the historic Cape Fear River unfold before you while you enjoy the best in Southern Coastal Cuisine. The menu combines elegance, creativity and diverse selection of steak, pasta, salad and fresh seafood, including the best Shrimp n’ Grits in town. Warm in the sun on the expansive outdoor deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious bar inside boasting extensive wine and martini lists along with weekday appetizer specials from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to try downtown’s most expansive menu for Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. You are welcome to dock your boat at the only dock’n’dine restaurant downtown, grab a trolley, or enjoy our free, front door parking (ask for pass!) Why satisfy when you can indulge? Find the George on the Riverwalk at 128 South Water Street, 910-763-2052. ■ SERVING: Lunch: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Dinner: Tues. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Brunch: Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Saturday and Sunday Brunch /
Wilmington’s only dock’n’dine restaurant.
■ WEBSITE: www.thegeorgerestaurant.com
HALLIGAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE
“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 drink 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’s....you’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 Days a Week Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop ■ FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com
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 HenrysRestaurant.com 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: www.henrysrestaurant.com.
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: www.holidayinn.com
Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome homecooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. Serving Breakfast (from $3.50) and Lunch (including daily entree-and-two side specials for $6.95). K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington. They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger Platter smothered in gravy! They also offer great choices such as fresh chicken salad, crabcake sandwich, soups, and even a delicious Monte Cristo served on French toast bread. K’s also offers soup, sandwich and salad combos and a great variety of homemade desserts. On Sundays they offer a great brunch menu which changes every week. A variety of choices will be on the menu such as Shrimp and Grits and Eggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard
DIGITAL phoToGRAphy CRuIse Sunday, September 23 • 3:00 - 5:00 • $27
Journey into the Cypress Forest of the Cape Fear River for a nature photography cruise with well known local photographer “Alan Cradick”.
This cruise is designed to capture the natural riverscape with its wildlife and forested banks. Bring your camera and questions along for a wonderful excursion.
Black River Cruise Sunday Sept.30th BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND..!!
WE ARE DOING THIS AGAIN ....JOIN US ON AN ADVENTURE UP TO THE BLACK RIVER.. YOU WILL BE TREATED TO A VARIETY OF WILDLIFE.....CAPT. DOUG WILL BE YOUR GUIDE. BRING YOUR CAMERA AS THIS IS TRULY A PHOTOGRAPHERS DREAM EXCURSION
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Lunch incuded $45 Forget a boring , fixed venue for your Holiday gatherings or special event....enjoy a cruise while you party on the majestic Cape Fear River...call for more info
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THE LITTLE DIPPER
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 fourcourse 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: Open every day at 5 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 70’s menu every Tues.; Special 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: Fri. & Sat. in summer ■ WEBSITE: www.littledipperfondue.com
PINE VALLEY MARKET
Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop 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: www.pinevalleymarket.com
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 thru Saturday 11 a.m. ‘til 4:30 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Wednesday thru Friday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. CLOSED MON. AND TUES. (910) 2561421. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. Open 11 a.m.-7 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: www.trollystophotdogs.com
ASIAN SZECHUAN 132
Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch Specials
HIRO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7 p.m. enjoy half-priced nigiri and half-priced 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) 7941570. ■ 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: hirojapanesesteakhouse.com/hibachi
INDOCHINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:
Tues.- Fri. 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: www.indochinewilmington.com
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TAMASHII SUSHI AND SPOONS
The area’s first sustainably-sourced Sushi and Asian Fusion restaurant features sushi and tasting spoons which offer portions of poke, tartare, and ceviche styles from around the world. Our chef uses locally sourced and line-caught offerings of only the highest quality to create a fresh flavor like no other. Come sample his traditional sushi, as well as signature fusion rolls like the Aloha Roll, made with tempura shrimp, toasted coconut, crispy bacon, charred pineapple and macadamia nut brittle. Our contemporary atmosphere also showcases dishes from our full kitchen such as Miso-Mustard Sterling Silver Pork and small plate offerings. Try a Wasabi or Thai Basil martini or a wine, craft beer, or sake from our unique full-bar list. Tuesdays you can get a half-carafe for the price of a glass! We are located at 4039 Masonboro Loop Road, suite 1A at the junction of Navajo Road
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in Masonboro Commons. Open from 4:30 to 10:00 Monday through Thursday, and until 11:00 on Friday and Saturday. Just drop in or call 910-703-SAKE for a reservation. ■ SERVING DINNER: Mon.-Th.: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: “Green Fish” sustainable menu plus a $5 bar menu Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. ■ WEBSITE: www.sushiandspoons.com
pizzetta: a little pizza (Italian)
Serving homey, authentic, Italian cuisine! Gourmet and traditional pizzas, calzones and stromboli
Homemade soups, pasta and entrees from family recipes
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: www.ThaiSpiceWilmington.com
FRENCH CAPRICE BISTRO
Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant”seven years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810. ■ SERVING DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 5:00 – 10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 5 p.m. – Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Upstairs sofa bar serving cocktails and lighter fare. ■ WEBSITE: www.capricebistro.com
INDIAN TANDOORI BITES
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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 ($7.95 daily) ■ WEBSITE: www.tandooribites.net.
IRISH THE HARP
The Harp offers the finest in traditional Irish family recipes served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. We are proud to use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to bring you and yours the best of traditional Irish fare! We also offer a fully stocked bar featuring your favorite Irish beer and spirits. Located just beside Greenfield Lake Park in downtown Wilmington is a lovely Irish pub committed to bringing traditional Irish food and music to the Cape Fear area. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD Greenfield Park ■ FEATURING Home-made desserts, ½ priced bottles of wine on Tuesday and the best pint of Guinness in town. ■ MUSIC Live music every Fri.; Live Irish music 1st Fri. of each month. ■ WEBSITE www.harpwilmington.com
ITALIAN A TASTE OF ITALY
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 www.ncatasteofitaly. com 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: www.ncatasteofitaly.com
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 ■ WEBSITE: www.RomanellisRestaurant.com.
A Wilmington favorite since 1987! At Elizabeth’s you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine, as well as some of your American favorites. Offering delicious pizza, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beer, and wine. Elizabeth’s is known for their fresh ingredients, where even the bread is baked fresh daily. A great place for lunch, dinner, a late night meal, or take out. Elizabeth’s can also cater your event and now has a party room available. Visit us 4304 ½ Market St or call 910-251-1005 for take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:
Open 10am-Midnight every day ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue).
■ WEBSITE: www.epwilmington.com ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online
■ WEBSITE: www.elizabethspizzawilmington.com.
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-inyour-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 coming soon Pizzetta’s II, 1144 Cutler’s Crossing, Leland (in Brunswick Forest next to Lowe’s). ■ 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: www.pizzettas.net
SLICE OF LIFE
“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 251-9444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 256-2229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 799-1399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT:
11:30 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: www.grabslice.com
LATIN AMERICAN SAN JUAN CAFE
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 Sunday. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Nightly specials ■ WEBSITE: www.sanjuancafenc.com
ORGANIC LOVEY’S MARKET
Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for Organic and Natural groceries and supplements, or a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, Hamburger or a Chick-
en Caesar Wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for take-out. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to ensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic Grass-Fed and Free-Range meats and poultry. Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free products are in stock regularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. Lovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 am to 6 p.m.. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 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: www.loveysmarket.com.
TIDAL CREEK CO-OP KITCHEN
Come dine-in or take-out from the newly renovated Co-op Kitchen at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. You can fill your plate or box with hot bar and salad bar items that are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. Made-to-order sandwiches, like the Tempeh Reuben, are served hot off the Panini grill. The Co-op Café offers organic smoothies and fresh juices; local wheatgrass shots; fair trade organic coffee, lattes, and chai tea; and our newest addition of Lenny Boy kombucha tea on tap. Don’t forget our baked-fromscratch 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. ■ 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: www.tidalcreek.coop
SEAFOOD DOCK STREET OYSTER BAR
Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE: www.dockstreetoysterbar.net
The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is 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.
■ WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com
Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality 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; 910-392-6313; hieronymusseafood.com ■ ■ ■ ■
SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown FEATURING: Fireside oyster bar. WEBSITE: www.hieronymusseafood.net
Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. 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: www.OceanicRestaurant.com
SMALL PLATES THE FORTUNATE GLASS
The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar is the perfect place to explore the beauty of wine while tasting a variety of tapas in an intimate environment. The wine menu focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle, including some of the best boutique and cult wines, to everyday values that work with any budget. There are over 30 beers available featuring some of the best craft selections. The serene ambiance of The Fortunate Glass, created by the beautiful wall murals, the elegant copper and glass tile bar, castle-rocked walls and intimate booths enhances the experience of any selection you choose. The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar also presents a small menu of creative tapas, global cheeses, cured meats and decadent desserts to accompany and compliment any wine selection. ■ SERVING EVENINGS: Tues.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 2 p.m.-2.a.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.-12 a.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Free Wine Tasting: Tues. 6-8pm. Bubble and wine specials: Wed. & Thurs. Monthly food & wine pairing events. ■ WEBSITE www.fortunateglasswinebar.com
SOUTHERN CASEY’S BUFFET
In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/Soul Food and Buffet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” co-owner Gena Casey says. Gena and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits and homemade banana puddin’ are among a few of many other delectable items. 5559 Oleander Drive. (910) 798-2913.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open Wednesdays
through Saturdays from 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:For adventurous palates, pig’s feet and chitterlings.
SPORTS BAR CAROLINA ALE HOUSE
Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sports-themed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD
projector TVs in Wilmington. ■ WEBSITE: www.CarolinaAleHouse.com
FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE
Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders, or the grilled Mahi-Mahi served atop a bed of spicy rice. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free poo until 2p.m. and $5 cheese pizzas after 10 p.m., both Mon.-Fri. ■ MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm ■ WEBSITE: www.foxandhound.com
This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style Reuben, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, darts, and did we mention sports? Free lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. (910) 763-4133. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Dueling pianos Thurs., Fri., and
Saturday nights and 1/2 priced select appetizers Monday - Thursday 4-7 p.m. ■ WEBSITE: www.hellskitchenbar.com
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is the way,” said the famous American pacifist A.J. Muste. In this spirit, September 21st is the official International Day of Peace, which aims to serve as a worldwide reminder that deep down, we all want the same thing. We aspire for peace within ourselves, our relationships, work place, family life, countries— peace on earth. Following the resolution, which was passed by the United Nations on September 7th, 2001, this day calls for a global ceasefire and non-violence. It invites every nation, faith and human being to honor a cessation of hostilities on every level. As events promoting peace take place around the globe, Wilmington will be celebrating and expressing its support, thanks to local Susan Savia and Carolina Beach resident Lynn Heritage. As the founder of the southeastern Grandmothers for Peace group, Heritage organized Wilmington’s first participation in International Peace Day back in 2007. Grandmother’s for Peace is a nonprofit group formed in May 1982 with the intention of “creating a better, safer world for this and future generations.” Born in Hendersonville, Heritage has lived in Carolina Beach for 20 years. “When I realized there was no event planned for Peace Day back in 2007, I thought, I guess I am supposed to do it!” she says. “For me it’s all about our commonality as human beings. If we can remember that so many of us share the same values, we can create a space for peace. It begins at home.”
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Taking her message into local schools, Heritage is a member of a voluntary program, What’s Wrong With Different? It was developed as a “hands-on approach to teaching elementary school students to value, appreciate, and respect the differences between people.” The program for International Day of Peach begins at 6 p.m. and will be opened by the angelic voices of the Girl’s Choir of Wilmington. Savia will perform a mix of original songs and covers, and Ella Hill will sing Indian songs of peace, as Catesby Jones showcases an original blend of folk music. The Wilmington Community Drummers will be adding lively beats to the gathering and will be accompanied by the Bhakti Singers’ devotional chants for peace. Honoring the tradition, which was started by the Cyber School Bus, children from the Pleasure Island Creative Writing Club will be reading their own poems of peace. The Cyber School Bus website was created by the United Nations and invited children from around the world to submit a couple of lines of poetry about peace. Once collected, the lines were gathered together into one long Peace Poem, which was then redistributed to all the children so that they could be read throughout the 38 participating countries in numerous languages as a celebration of peace for the future generations. Some of the poetic words will decorate the trees of the park. Also, Savia will be leading an hour-long meditation at 7:59 a.m. at Riverfront Park, downtown. The meditation will be happening simultaneously
around the world. “This is the global hour of prayer and meditation designed for people to pray for and visualize world peace,” she explains. “Some will be praying to make changes and find peace within themselves, also helping to make the world a more peaceful place. There will also be a moment’s silence at noon in every participating area across the globe, as a symbolic gesture of peace.” The whole event will be inaugurated by ringing the Peace Bell, which is located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Made from coins donated by children from all over the world, the bell represents “children’s dreams of gaining peace in their own lifetime.” Its inscription reads, “Long Live Absolute World Peace.” “We have invited the mayor of Wilmington to come and support this positive event and have also made a proposal to change the name of the park,” Heritage says. “Hugh MacRae was a man widely associated with violence; we would like to see Wilmington honor peace instead and rename the park the Wilmington Peace Park. We’re looking forward to hearing their response.” The family-fun event will take place by Shelter 4, next to Hugh MacRae’s big playground. Heritage says, “The impact of millions of people, in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace is immense. Imagine what a whole day of ceasefire could mean to humankind. I am honored to come together with a diverse section of the Wilmington community to show our commitment to peace on earth—it’s going to be beautiful!”
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Starts September 14
styled back in time:
Membership drive for historic City Club takes on ‘20’s appeal
hipping magnate and physician
Dr. Armand de Rosset III happened to be one of the elite socialites in Wilmington circa 1841. He and his wife (and their brood of 11 children) often entertained and held gatherings within the community’s high society. So, when they went to build their home, such architectural measures were taken to accommodate their soirees. Today the Greek Revival structure at 23 South 2nd Street sits high overlooking the Cape Fear River; its antebellum Southern charm still radiating over the city. Perched on a knoll for 170 years, the City Club wasn’t always a master to behold. After the de Rosset family abandoned the home, it didn’t receive an overhaul of renovation until 1998. It served the city’s Historic Wilmington Foundation offices, but today it has evolved into a private club for members still looking for old Southern charm in wining and dining their guests. Bought by Jonathan Weiss and David Topping in 2007, yet again City Club de Rosset endured renovations over the past five years. Today, folks frolic in its gardens of grandeur, a breathtaking staircase and large front porch, 13foot ceilings and a gorgeous interior indicative of its history—not to mention the overhaul of its kitchen and the fine food which comes out of it courtesy of Chef Matt Beckelheimer. Like Dr. Armand’s dream of entertaining the best in his home, Wilmington socialites still gather here over cuisine, cocktails and merriment. Such will be the case this Thursday evening as City Club kicks off their fall membership drive with Style Girl Jess James’ second annual Gatsby Gala. “It’s the only event they host that is open to the public,” James tells. In fact, the club will be offering $300 memberships over their normal $1,500 fee, totaling an 80 percent discount. “The event was a hit last year,” James details. Like the great American novel itself, City Club de Rosset clearly lends itself to the reverie of the times. There will be 1920s themed rooms, styled by Kickstand Events, which will also tip their hat to the revered looks in TV shows “Boardwalk Empire” and “Downton Abby.” “We’ve switched up a few things, too,” James says, “namely, new entertainment!” Duke Ladd will play in the garden, as Jimmy Nations will spin tunes in the mansion. Adding to the spark will be a burlesque dancer from Raleigh, Porcelain, in the Speakeasy. “There will be two performances for members-only,” James promises. As expected of any Style Girl event, attendees should come dressed to the hilt in their favorite Roaring ‘20s looks. From fringe to beads, deco prints to fitted hats, a lot of fun can be had in donning the right attire and capturing the “joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamorized by F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.”
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SPARKLE AND SHINE! Mairin wears a all-silk black, beaded dress and vintage opera-length black gloves from A Second Time Around; hand-dyed fringe necklace from aMuse, and vintage platinum diamond and emerald shield ring. Rhinestone necklace as bracelet and black stone marcasite earrings from Precious Gems. By Bella Rose Photography
“The most popular silhouette from this time period is the drop waist, which happens to be making a comeback this fall,” James notes. “Beaded or sequined dresses are perfect or fringed flapper dresses.” (Interesting fact: Flappers wore their dresses sleeveless, which for that era seemed rather edgy.) “Low-scooped backs and embellished headpieces or cloche hats” are also welcomed. “If all else fails, pull a little black dress out of your closet and make it work with 1920’s inspired accessories—long strand of pearls, loads of rhinestones, T-strap heels,” James suggests. Folks who want inspiration can head over to A Second Time Around
SITTIN’ PRETTY: Top: Models ride in a 1932 Reo provided by Ben Swaim of DreamCarSource.com. Bottom: Ian wears pants, shirt and bowtie from Cape Fear Formal Wear; vintage vest from A Second Time Around; custom made straw fedora from aMuse; and Ernest Hemingway tortoiseshell glasses from Front Street Optometric Care. Mairin wears a chartreuse crochet pleated dress; authentic 1920’s beaded turquoise knotted necklace; velvet turban with feather brooch handmade by milliner Jan Wutkowski; Victorian gold necklace with purple stones and feather accent; floral necklace as bracelet with blue stone accents, all from aMuse; vintage, black opera-length gloves from A Second Time Around; and Hamilton gold watch with diamond chips from Precious Gems. Photos by Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography, styling by Jess James, hair and makeup by Wesley Keeton and Paula Lemme at Rockin Roller Salon.
in downtown Wilmington where James has curated a rack of clothing perfect for the evening. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and include excellent hors d’ouevres and two complimentary drinks—especially made by Greg Matheson. “Greg’s signature cocktail, St. Germaine, is my personal favorite,” James says. Also, there will be dancing, Jazz Age-inspired shopping with Precious Gems and Jewelry, A Second Time Around and Lilies and Lace. Models will sashay about in ‘20s-inspired fin-
ery from aMuse, A Second Time Around, Precious Gems and Jewelry, Lilies and Lace and Cape Fear Formal Wear (hair and makeup by The Rockin’ Roller Salon). There will be a bestdressed contest in the Speakeasy for members, which will include new members who sign up during the event. “We are hosting charity raffle prizes donated by our sponsors to raise funds for downtown non-profit Kids Making It,” James informs, adding an even greater twist to the already “Bee’s Knees” of an evening.
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Come out to Family Fun Day at Brunswick Nature Park On Saturday October 13th, from 8:30am-2pm, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust invites you and your family to come out for the Brunswick Nature Park Family Fun Day. You can enjoy hiking and riding the trails, kayaking, and more. Last year over 1,000 visitors came out and learned about the region’s largest public nature park. Admission is free to the public and food vendors will be on site. The Brunswick Nature Park is located on Hwy NC 133, about 10 miles from Leland. With over 900 acres of wonderful wilderness, the park has a variety of vegetation, wildlife, wetlands, and waterways. The NC Coastal Land Trust purchased this large tract of land in late 2009, hoping to eventually convey it to Brunswick County to become a public nature park. Both groups are continuing to work together to develop the park for a variety of recreation uses. The park has hiking trails, biking trails, equestrian trails and a kayak/canoe access. It is open from dawn to dusk. Trail building and maintenance is currently done by the Coastal Land Trust.
Taking Nature’s Course Local programs, events and people celebrating and protecting our coastal environment by Kass Fincher www.capefearnative.com
Other local recreational groups are involved in the park’s development as well. The local chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association – Cape Fear SORBA – has been working since the park’s inception to design and build mountain bike trails at the park. They currently have completed about five miles of beginner, intermediate, and advanced loops. Funding from Brunswick County and other grants will enable them to add other trail features like drops, obstacles and gardens. If you prefer a calm paddle to a rough ride, the beautiful black waters of Town Creek here offer a pristine path, thanks in part to the conservation efforts the Coastal Land Trust has made over the last decade, protecting over 4,000 acres of land along the creek with the help of other local organizations, businesses and private landowners. On its website, the Coastal Land Trust speaks to its purpose and goals. “The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust enriches the coastal communities of our state through the acquisition of open space and natural areas, conservation education and the
promotion of good land stewardship. “The Trust is active throughout the Coastal Plain of North Carolina: its beaches, river corridors, farms, forests and marshes, its sandhills and savannas, its public parks and greenways. We aspire to bring together citizens and landowners, natives and newcomers, to set aside lands for conservation.” In addition to the Brunswick Nature Park, the Coastal Land Trust has played an important role in helping to protect other lands near and dear to our hearts, including Airlie Gardens, the B. W. Wells Savannah and the Abbey Nature Preserve. A worthy effort for such a beautiful place on the planet. For more information, and if you’d like to volunteer or donate to the Coastal Land Trust, check out their website at www.coastallandtrust.org.
What can you make with reclaimed riverwood from the Cape Fear River?
art, plaques, coasters, wine bottle holders, butcher blocks, to name just a few...
The concern is real. Titan Cement could: • Expose an estimated 8,500 students within 5 miles of Titan’s property to toxic pollutants.
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• Be one of the largest cement plants in the nation, adding an estimated 12 million pounds of annual pollution to the area for the next 50 years.
• Not create enough jobs to offset the negative impacts to our environment, our health, our economy and our quality of life. These are just three of the many impacts from the proposed Titan Cement plant.
protect our air • water • children • economy
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events GATSBY GALA See page 47. HALF UNITED CLOTHING LAUNCH Local humanitarian clothing company Half United features heir new fall line, 9/20, 7-9:30pm, and is inviting the community to take part in “Old Man and the Sea” launch party will be ocated at the brand new Half United office space. Live music by local indie-rock band Rio Bravo, free coffee from Red Door Roast coffee company, and a free grilled cornhusk bar in which you can seasonyour corn to perfection and help support American agriculture while eatinga healthy snack. Half United feeds children in need in Wilmington and abroad, reaching 70,000 children to date with the help of conscience consumers around the world. 1125 N. Fourth St. www.halfunited.com. COMMUNITY MARKET 9/20, 5-8pm: Food, fun and fitness will great visitors to Hugh MacRae Park as the New Hanover County Parks Department presents the first-ever Community Market. Free and designed to help your family live healthy lifestyles. Health and safety information from a number of county agencies while shopping with health-concious local vendors. Live Latin dance, Zumba and Yoga demonstrations by Urban Fitness will help attendees learn how to get fit. Satisfy the appetite too with The Daily Special food truck, featured delectables from Tidal Creek Co-op. Vendors: Down East Connect, Port City Swappers &
GRUB, Veggies By The Sea, St. Helena Nursery, Angela’s Pickled Foods & Alph’s Banana-ful Real Food Freezes and The Veggie Wagon. Health and safety education will be provided by New Hanover County Parks & Gardens, Health Department, Library, Cape Fear Museum, Emergency Management, Sheriff, Elections and others. Hugh MacRae Park, S.College Road between Oleander Drive and Shipyard Blvd.
broad range of entertainment & music available for visitors and residents to enjoy, including bluegrass band The Messengers; guitarist Spider Mike; watercolor artist Jim McIntosh; Corn Toss with Jim & Honey and the Winding River Car Club. Keziah Park will feature the Ken Rebeck on accordion and violinist Stanley Mandell plus Gracie & Tic Toc the Clowns. Participating restaurants and shops also located in Franklin Square Park.
9/20: COMMUNITY MARKET Organized to help families in our region lead healthier lifestyles, the first-ever Community Market will be hosted by the New Hanover County Parks Department at Hugh MacRae Park on Saturday, September 20th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A number of county agencies will present health and safety information alongside health-conscious, local vendors. As well, Urban Fitness will display live Latin dancing, Zumba and Yoga to help folks get fit, and local food trucks will be on hand to fill tummies. SOUTHPORT BEAT Southport Beat will transform the evening in Southport to a festive & exiting atmosphere on Fri., 9/21, 5-8pm, Keziah & Franklin Square Parks. he goal of “Southport Beat” is to establish an evening of excitement and entertainment in Southport on a regular, on-going basis. Southport Beat has a
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PLAY DAZE Play Daze at Robert Strange Park. Fri., 9/21, 3-5pm! 401 S. 8th St. Play Daze are being scheduled throughout the country to provide diverse play activities The point of the day is to play for the sake of playing and to get physically active. We are hopeful that you can join us! Tennis, soccer, football, face painting, relay games, a dance contest, arts and crafts and more! Free; 341-0053. ALUMNI DAY AT THE BEACH UNCW Alumni are invited to the annual Alumni Day at the Beach as part of UNCW’s Family & Alumni Weekend at Wrightsville Beach access #36 from 11am-3pm on Sat., 9/22. Complimentary snacks, refreshments and games will be held for Alumni, family and friends. A trolley to the beach is available for guests who pre-register. www.uncw.edu/FaW.
NC COASTAL FEDERATION 9/22, 10am-2pm: National Estuaries Day—Oyster Bagging and Salt Marsh Planting at Morris Landing, 870 Morris Landing Rd., Holly Ridge. Celebrate with oyster and salt marsh restoration activities along the shores of Stump Sound. Volunteers will work with Federation staff at the Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve to bag oyster shells for a reef construction project, do a site clean-up, and install salt marsh plant seedlings along the shoreline. Preregistration is requested. http://www.nccoast.org OKTOBERFEST The 179th Anniversary of the world’s largest fair, Oktoberfest, will be celebrated Friday, 9/28, with the tapping of Oktoberfest seasonal lager at Front Street Brewery in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. On Friday, Brewmaster Kevin Kozak will tap FSB’s Oktoberfest Lager and drink from “Das Boot”, officially beginning Front Street Brewery’s weekend-long celebration of this historic cultural event. Throughout the weekend, limited edition 16oz. commemorative Oktoberfest Mugs will be sold to the public, traditional German cuisine will headline the menu, the “Jumbo Pretzel and a Pint” special will be available for $5. Oktoberfest seasonal lager will be sold at a special price and FREE Brewery Tours will be offered from 3-5pm. 9 N. Front Street in Downtown Wilmington, NC. SOUTHPORT WOODEN BOAT SHOW Southport Wooden Boat Show, 9/29, 10am-4pm. Displayed at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport, NC. Meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award. The Nauti-kids Events returns and all little sailors can build their own boats and test their sea-worthiness. Face painting, tattoos, knot-tying skills return, and new this year, the Turtle Man will keep them busy. Seafood Chowder Cook-off taking place, too. WINE AND BEER WALK
9/29: Wilmington Wine and Beer Walk, self-guided tasting tour of downtown Wilmington’s finest popular restaurants and drinking establishments. Dis-C cover new and different beers and wines available at these local spots while you also discover your new favorite downtown hangout, bar, or restaurant. Tickets on sale 8/24: $15 each, or 2 for $25. www. wineandbeerwalk.com BIG SWEEP AT MASONBORO 9/29, 9am: Combined field trip and clean up event to the Masonboro Island Reserve. Spend Big Sweep visiting the island and helping clean it up. Two trips - 9 am and 10:30 am. Sponsored by Friends of the Reserve(For Masonboro Island). Space is limited. 962-2998 to sign up.
FALL VENDOR SHOW C 9/29, 10am-4pm: 1st Annual Fall Vendor Show, free! Join us and shop your favorite direct sales companies all in one place! We will have consultants representing the following businesses: Scentsy Fragrance, BeautiControl. Thirty-One. Stella & Dot, Mary Kay, Passion Parties, Body By Vi, Pampered Chef and many more. NHC Executive Development Center: 1241 Military Cutoff Road. info@nhcedc. com
MOORES CREEK TRADES FAIR 9/29, 10am-4pm: Moores Creek National Battlefield colonial trades fair will provide the visitor with an accurate overview of what life was like during 1776 North Carolina. The Visitor will experience colonial NC tradesmen as they were 236 years ago. Blacksmiths will fire up their forges to hammer out the hard ware for the home; candle makers will provide the colonial electricity for light, and the toy maker will provide the gaming experience of a lifetime. All tradesmen will be dressed in authentic clothing from the time period. The militia will patrol the grounds and provide firing demonstrations throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to bring cash if they would like to purchase anyT colonial items. Jonathan Grubbs: 910-283-5591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COASTAL MODERNIST HOMES TOUR 9/29, 1-5pm: The Coastal Modernist Home Tour takes place at Figure Eight Island and on the Intracoastal Waterway, feat. two homes at each. Modern design requires clear thinking about how we live and what is important to the landscape and the buildings we create, such as good view, native tress, slope of land, proximity to neighbors, etc. Shuttle bus for Figure Eight available and day-of ticket sales atP Lowe’s Home Improvement, Porter’s Neck. $25 adv at Bellamy Mansion, 910-251-3700, or Historic ILM Foundation, 910-762-2511. $30 day of.
MAD DASH BRIDAL RUN 9/29: The Terraces on Sir Tyler, 1826 Sir Tyler Dr. Doors at 8am for registration, ineup and complimentary coffee. Run starts at 9am. Register: 910-3193272. www.aboxedevent.com
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POWER BREAKFAST Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for North Carolina governor will speak at a Power Breakfast on 10/3, Wilmington Convention Center. Dem. Lt. Governor Walter Dalton and Rep. candidate, former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, will give remarks and answer audience questions. Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s Power Breakfast Series, 7:30am, with program at 8:15am, 10/3. $35 for a seat or $350 for a table of 10. www.Wilmingd tonPowerBreakfast.com. -CAREER/COLLEGE PROMISE INFO SESSION The CFCC Educational Partnerships Office will hold a Career and College Promise Information Session . for home school students and parents, 10/3, 2pm . in L107 on CFCC’s Wilmington Campus. Information will be provided regarding: CCP Pathways (what courses are available) CCP; Admission Requirements; Application Deadlines; Registration Process; Accuplacer Testing Schedule and more! 362-7115
CF LITERACY SPELLING BEE 9/20, 7pm: Cape Fear Literacy Council and Pers ry’s Emporium proudly announce the 25th Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy at the Pine Valley United y Methodist Church (3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilming, ton). We invite the community to share in this fun evening devoted to words! Admission free, w/ light t refreshments, audience games and prizes, and fun for both audience and competitors. You can help your favorite team with the “Best Cheering Section” prize! The International Paper- Riegelwood Mill - team will be defending its 2011—can they hold off the challengers? Not the traditional spelling bee, this friendly competition fields teams of three adults e who work together to spell words that are increasingly more difficult in each round. Grand prize is the - engraved, traveling Championship Trophy. Other - team prizes include “Best Team Name,” “Best d Costume” and “Best Cheering Section.” Busie nesses, civic groups and individuals are invited to - register a team for $375 or become a sponsor at the $500 or $1,000 level. Friends of literacy and - CFLC can also become a “Honeycomb” sponsor for a $50 donation. 251-0911
THE FULL BELLY PROJECT r 9/20, 7-10pm: The Fully Belly Project and TheatreNOW will be coming together for a night of great local live music, comedy,great raffle prizes, food r and drinks! Michael Frusha, No Dollar $hoes and - Medusa Stone will be rockin’ the joint! Comic relief n provided by Dave Zeller! For over ten years The Full Belly Project has developed award-winning, ins novative machines for families and communities all over the world. Doors open at 6pm; show, 7-10pm. s Tickets $20 night of show; 10th and Dock streets. tPOPLAR GROVE 5K RUN v Poplar Grove Plantation’sAutumn 5-K Fun Run, 9/22, 8am. Through Beautiful Abbey Nature Preserve. Cross-country-style trail meanders through the natural environment of the original, plantation gristmill site. Cedar forests, leafy canopied trails, a - scenic pond and wooden footbridge set the mood. Registrants are supporting an important piece of North Carolina history, with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Poplar Grove Plantation. Awards for the top three male and female finishers in each bracket. Trophies for the overall male and female. $30. Early reg: $25 through 9/10; limited to 300 runners and walkers combined. Fee is non-refundable. Send fee and completed form to: Poplar Grove Plantation 5K, 10200 Hwy 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411. T-shirt and race packet may be picked up at Poplar Grove’s Cultural Arts Center (barn) Friday, 9/21, 4-7pm or 7:00-7:45am before
the race begins on 22nd. (910) 686-9518 ext. 26. PORT CITY BASEBALL AND PINK RIBBON Port City Baseball, the grassroots group working to bring awareness to the benefits minor league baseball could bring to Wilmington, is selling t-shirts to promote their message and support the Pink Ribbon Project. PRP works to promote awareness of breast cancer, aide women through the trials of a cancer diagnosis and support them during subsequent treatment. Port City Baseball is excited to support their efforts and will donate all proceeds from the sale of their pro-stadium t-shirts to this project. Pre-sale on t-shirts: http://shirt.portcitybaseball.com/. CARING FOR KIDS 9/26-27: Sunny 104.5 is holding its Fourth Annual Caring for Kids at NHRMC Radiothon, broadcasting live from the lobby of the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital to tell the story of the county owned hospitals impact on quality of life. The proceeds from this year’s Radiothon, are earmarked to buy the new Pediatric Gastroenterologist equipment to help in the diagnosis of reflux problems in young children. BACHELORS ON BALCONY 9/27, 5:30pm: Ladies, Come bid on the Cape Fear region’s most eligible bachelors. All proceeds go to support The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC ofWilmington and Nourish NC. $5 Entry, Cash bar available. Biddingstarts at 7pm. Balcony on Dock , 3rd floor of 33 S. Front St. Cash bar. email@example.com SEEKING CO-CHAIR FOR GALA FUNDRAISER The Rape Crisis Center is looking forward to hosting an Annual Gala fund raising event with the date to be determined. We are seeking someone from the community to act as a Co Chair for this event, taking an active role in planning and executing the event, with the help of RCC staff. Consider being a part of an event that is sure to bring awareness as well as funding to the Rape Crisis Center, and in turn, allow us to continue to serve victims of sexual violence in our community. Gloria Hegarty: 910-392-6936. CHORD FOR A CAUSE Presenting Vanessa Carlton and Edwin McCain with Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, 10/27, 7pm. Specials guests: Hoggard High Voyagers Choir. Eticket presale taking place now! Proceeds will benefit Betty H. Cameron Women and Children’s Hopsital Wishbook Campaign and Canines for Service. $40 floor seast/$20 balcony seats. www.chordsforacause.com or etix.com.
theatre/auditions DIPLOMACY IS DEAD See page 14. BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATRE See page 12. • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 10/5, 10pm ($5). Cult-classic performed with a live shadow cast and audience participation. • Paranormal Illusionist Aiden Sinclair, 10/11-13, 7pm ($20), mystifies audiences with a blend of magic, escapism and ghost stories. • “The Buffy Horror Picture Show,” 10/13, 9pm, ($5)—a musical episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” performed by a live shadow cast! • “Little Shop of Horrors,” 10/18-21, 26-28, 31 & 11/2-4, 9-11 & 16-17 ($20/$10 in advance) ($25/$15 at the door) • TNL Every Thurs. at 9pm ($5)—weekly original sketch comedy variety show. • Open-Mic Comedy: Every Sunday at 8pm (free). 111 Grace St. www.browncoattheatre.com A CHRISTMAS CAROL AUDITIONS Auditions for Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will take place on Sept. 21 and 24, 7 p.m., at 19 E. Doris Ave., Jax, NC; sign up for one or both Legacy Theatre auditions: www.legacytheatercom-
pany.com. Castig over 30 roles, ages 8 and older, for the musical. 910-545-2296. AUDITIONS: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Auditions for “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play” will take place 9/24-25, 7pm, The Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St. This wonderful Christmas show will be directed by Melissa Stanley and will run Nov.29-Dec. 2nd, Dec. 6-9 and 13-16. Roles are available for 2 women and 3 men, ages 21 and up. Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. THALIAN ASSOCIATION 9/27-10/7: Wilmington premiere of the musical 9 to 5, based on the popular motion picture concerning female empowerment in the workplace, w/original score by Dolly Parton including Oscar-nominated title song. Directed by Mike Thompson with music direction by Amanda Hunter and choreography by Mary Beth Henderson, runs Thurs-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $25 with senior, student and group discounts. For tickets 910/632.2285; etix.com; thalian.org. 910-251-1788 or by visiting thalian.org. THE GLASS MENAGERIE 9/27-30, 10/11-14, 8pm or Sun, 2pm. The Glass Menagerie is one of the most enduring works of the American theater. Williams won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award on his way to becoming the playwright of the American South. The play has been made into films starring Joanne Woodward and Katharine Hepburn. Amanda Wingfield loves her crippled daughter Laura and rebellious son Tom not wisely, but too much. When a gentleman caller is asked to sweep Laura off her feet, heartbreak strikes and the family collapses. Tickets are Available at the Kenan Box Office: (910) 962-3500. $5$12.http://www.uncw.edu/arts/boxoffice.html BIG DAWG PRODUCTIONS 10/4-7, 11-14 and 18-21, “The Lion In Winter.” Written by James Goldman, directed by Robb Mann. Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies, and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen. King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and it is likely the country will be torn apart by revolution. Henry favors the youngest John, while Eleanor favors the eldest, Richard. Middle son Geoffrey
hopes to play both ends against each other and come out on top. Show will run at 8pm, Thurs. -Sat. with a Sun. matinee, 3pm. $18-$20. Opening night will be Pay-What-You-Can with just a $5 minimum! Cash only and sold on a first come, first serve basis at the door only. bAny payment over $5 will help obtain items on Big Dawg’s wishlist and funding for future shows. If you would still like to reserve tickets early to ensure a seat for Opening Night, Early Reservation Tickets are $15 online or by phone. Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., www.bigdawgproductions.org.
ZOMBIO AND JULIET Performance Club at Wrightsville Beach—be in a show, no auditions. “Zombio and Juliet” is a tuition based theater-program led by LJ Woodard. Performance Club meets on Thursdays, Through 10/25, 4-5pm (ages 5 – 8yrs) and 5-6pm (ages 9 – 13yrs). Max. of 15 students per class. Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Office, 256-7925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com.
THEATRE NOW “Dawson Hill’s Miracle Workers” (comedy), Fridays at 6pm. Theatre guests will witness behindthe-scenes antics as Dawson Hill’s actors have gone missing, leaving the stage crew to put on the show at the last minute. • Starting 10/5 through 11/2, with special showing 10/31: Friday Food and Fright Night! Show starts at 6:30pm $38/ adults. $32 for children under 12. Ticket for show and 3-course dinner. Written by Anthony Lawson, three college students stay the night in a creepy, abandoned house and wind up living through some haunted history of their own. The evening features some actual tales of Wilmington NC’s haunted past featured on the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington tour and a tasty menu 3-course menu with a horror theme. Mrs. Lovett’s Meat Pies, anyone? • “Super Saturday Fun Time, Saturdays, 11am.: Interactive kids adventure show with lunch! Join DOCK the dog and his two-legged friends as they uncover mysteries and discover artifacts based on local history. • Murder at the Bellamy Mansion, Sat., 6pm: Guests are invited to this year’s Wilmington Historical Attractions and Tours (WHAT) awards banquet at the stately Bellamy Mansion and find that history can be dangerous. Audience chooses a detective
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laughter! Comedy show will feat. Tito from BET’s to help unwrap the mystery. • Space available for Comic View and Big Mike. $10 through 9/28. Bring a meeting and special event rentals during nonperforsingle unwrapped toy for $15 or more to go to Family mance times. Home to the non-profit organization, Neighborhood Institute, receive free ticket. Cookout: Theatre Network of Wilmington, Inc., whose mis6pm; show, 8pm. 910-200-3683 sion includes theatre arts education to school aged children. Tickets: www.theatrewilmington.com. 10th MRSOE and Dock streets. 10/25, 8:30pm: The Most RACES Show on Earth! Funny, edgy, comedy tour coming to Wilmington! MRSOE! is a multicultural comedy showcase, featuring the funniest and edgiest stand-up comedians. Since 2005, MRSOE! has performed in front of sold STANDUP COMEDY out audiences in both Canada and the U.S. and now 9/20, 6pm: Always wanted to try Stand-Up comedy? we’re bringing our brand of funny, edgy comedy to Gain confidence; get feedback, writing exercises, the Southeast! A portion of the proceeds from each and open mike experience. This cource is focused show will go towards the YWCA Stand Against Racon getting you to your first open mike. The course ism initiative. Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St. will give you an open forum to try out your material, $10. 910-538-2939. http://mrsoe.com/ticket-resercreate new material, gain feedback and overcome vation-form/ performance anxiety. We will also research national/ regional stand-up auditions and submissions. This class is $68.00 and is located at 411 N. Front St., Cape Fear Community College. Classes begin September 20th, 2012 and end November 8th, 2012. UNCW ALUMNI BENEFIT CONCERT Class will take place Thursdays between 6:00 p.m. 9/21, 7:30pm: As part of UNCW’s Family and Alumand 9:00 p.m. 910-362-7319 or www.cfcc.edu ni Weekend, alumni from theDepartment of Music
NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Nutt St. Comedy Room features weekly standup shows. Tickets: $8-$10. Schedule: 9/21-22 Jesse Joyce; 28-29 Clean Getaway Comedy Tour. • 10/56 Nutt St Comedy Competition • 12-13 Nutt St Comedy Competition • 19-20: Adam Cayton-Holland • 26-27 Erin Foley. 255 N. Front St. 910-5205520 www.nuttstreet.com
perform an evening of jazz and classical music. Dessert reception in the Cultural Arts building lobby follows the concert. All proceeds benefit Department of Music scholarships. Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts building, Randall Dr. $10 GA; free to students with valid UNCW ID. Tickets may be purchased in advance and at the door: the Cultural Arts building box office opens at 6:30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-962-3415.
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weeks of music: 9/21: Galactic feat. Corey Glover; 9/22: Tift Merritt with Small Ponds; 9/23: North Mississippi Allstars and Missing Cats (with JoJo Herman of Widespread Panic); 9/29: Todd Snider & Band w/Leland Sundries. Tickets: etix.com WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WSO presents“Passport to the World” Season, feat. Mozart’s Austria, Brahms’ Germany on opening night, 9/22, 8pm, Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus. Directed by Steven Errante, with pianist Elizabeth Loparits. Tickets available: 962-3500 or 1-800-732-3643. Reserved seats are $25, $23, and just $6 for students and youth under 17. Season tickets are also on sale. Online ticketing, program notes for the concert, and audio blogs are available at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org. WILM. UNPLUGGED/BEAU GUNN PRESENTS Nikki Bluhm & the Gramblers on 9/27 at City Stage/ Level 5. $12 adv/$15 day of. www.etix.com ARTISANS OF ST. JAMES Mark your calendars for 9/28, 7 -9pm, and take a musical journey through NC. The Artisans of St. James will present an evening of art and entertainment at the St. James Community Center. “Nothing Could Be Finer” will feature music by the Southport Shuffle with special guest Susan Savia, an art show, and a North Carolina-inspired art competition. Tickets: $12 and include one glass of wine or soda, as well as a vote for your favorite entry in the competition. Proceeds provide funds for art scholarships and grants in Brunswick County. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Artisans Gallery at the St. James Marina or 253-9089 DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Jethro Tull will perform 9/29, in support of newlyrecorded sequel to Jethro Tull’s seminal 1972 al-
bum Thick as a Brick, followed by a solo tour that will feature Anderson performing both the original album and its new sequel back-to-back live in their entirety. • 9/19: Soul singer Al Green • 9/21: Anderson Cooper, CNN anchor and Emmy winner will bring his “Anderson Cooper’s 360° World View” to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center this fall. 9/27: Fiona Apple extends sold-out spring tour with a stop in Durham! • 10/8-11/18: The Jersey Boys, story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. • The Australian Pink Floyd Show comes to DPAC, Durham Performing ArtsCenter on 10/14. The 2012 world tour “Exposed in the Light” is better than ever with music from “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals.” “Dark Side of the Moon,” “The Wall” and more. • 10/19: Indigo Girls at DPAC; tickets onsale, 8/3. • 11/20: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years. DPACnc. com, 919-680-2787 CHAMBER MUSIC ILM Chamber Music Wilmington’s 18th season offers four classical subscription concerts and two classical house concerts. Subscribe and save to receive: program notes in advance, first priority to thesalon concerts and special notifications to “Meet the Artist” opportunities and pre-concert conversations, www.chambermusicwilmington.org. Single tickets, $25. Student & Military discounts available. Kenan Box Office: 910-962-3500. 9/30: Celebrating Back: CMW presents an extraordinary opening concert with the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, the D minor piano concerto, the Trio Aria from Cantata No. 100 and selections from famous Partitas and Suites. Soloists include, Adela Peña, violin (Eroica Trio); Nicolas Duchamp, flute (Paris National Opera Comique); CMW artist in residence, Barbara McKenzie, piano
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and soprano Nancy King. Cellist Elizabeth Anderson, violist Jonathan Bagg, violinist Jacqui Carrasco, and bassist Paul Sharpe will also be performing. 7:30pm, Beckwith Recital Hall. etix.com OUR STATE MAG SONG COMPETITION Write the next great North Carolina song! Our Southern roots, our sense of home, the people we know, and the land beneath our feet all inspire music in North Carolina. “Our State” is looking for the quintessential song about North Carolina by inviting singer/songwriters to submit their entries in the first-ever “Carolina Songs Singer/Songwriter Competition.” A panel of professional musicians and songwriters, along with Our State’s editor, local music fan, and North Carolina native Elizabeth Hudson, will judge the entries. Songs must contain original music and lyrics and be performed by the writer(s). The tunes must celebrate NC: land, the landmarks, the people, the traditions, etc. All genres of music equally considered. Deadline 9/30. Grand Prize: $500 prize, production of the song in a professional recording studio, and the opportunity to perform the winning song at an “Our State” event; song also feat. on website. ourstate.com/songwriting. SEAFOOD BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival: 10/13-14, feat. 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Blues Icon, the legendary founding member of the Allman Bros, Gregg Allman , along with 14 other blues and jazz groups on two stages at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area, including the Will McBride Group. Allman will tour in support of his seventh solo album, his first in 13 years, Low Country Blues. Tickets: $40/adv for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $50/Saturday (Gregg Allman plays Saturday night) and $15/Sun. Kids 12 and under are free. No coolers or pets; chairs, towels and blankets welcome. 910-4588434 or email@example.com. Tickets going fast: www.eventbrite.com/event/1908102185
dance BALLROOM DANCE Ballroom Dance Classes will begin in September in the multi-purpose roomat the New Hanover County Resource Center. 2222 S College Road.
Two Step every Tues, Sept, 7-9pm. • West Coast Swing Wed., 7-9pm. Bronze, 7-8pm; Silver 8-9pm. • Shag, Thurs., Beginner, 7-8pm; Interm/Adv., 8-9pm. Classes by Babs and Eddie. Open practice, 9pm. • Zumba w/ Karson Reed, Mon/Wed, 9:1510:15am; Sat., 9-10am; Tues/Thurs, 6-7pm. Free childcare in mornings. • Babs’ Ballroom Blitz, Sat., 9/22, 7:30, Bring a dish to share! $5-$10. • Zumba Glow in the Dark Party, 9/22, 8-10pm, $10-$15. • 9/23: Bellydancing workshop, 2-4pm. $20/person. babsmcdance.com 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 SURFER TANGO Salsa on 2 NYC style, Thurs, 8pm, $5/person at Orton’s Pool Hall. Lesson at 7pm; all welcome and no partner needed. Surfertango@gmail.com www. surfertango.com CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:30-9:30pm.Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711. TANGO WILMINGTON Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 8-9:45pm. $5 lounge entrance includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30. • Sunday Practicas at 1:30pm at Dodi and Jack’s Casa de Tango, 7/29. • Upcoming Tango Wilmington Event: Eduardo Tami Trio of Buenos Aires, 9/19-22. Who would like to help organize a September 22 milonga? Who can host the milonga? Respond: http:// sites.google.com/site/tangowilmington2/home
9/21: ART OPENING On September 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery will celebrate the opening of the artworks of four artists: Karen Gore, Ricky Evans, Michael Green and David McCune. Gore has won 16 awards for her work. McCune’s mediums include metal sculptures and wall art, watercolors and custom furniture. Ricky Evans’ name is synonymous with eastern U.S. lighthouses. Green presents wood carvings, acrylics and oils. For more info on the gallery, visit www.silvercoastwinery.com. BeginnerBallroom: Wed 12:30 9/19-10/10; Ballroom II: Wed 1:30 9/19 -10/10; Beginner Ballroom: Wed 2:30 10/26-10/19. Advance registration is required. Due to voting, class locations may change. For New Beginners registering before Sept 10, a free Beginner Ballroom class will be held 9/12 at 12:30. Registration for all classes. 910 799-2001 BABS MCDANCE Line Dancing in September, Mon, 6pm, 9/19, 26 and 10/3. • Smooth Bronze/Silver Ballroom w/Jessica. Mon, 7pm-9pm: Bronze- 7pm-8pm and Silver- 8pm9pm (You must have an understanding of Bronze Level to participate in silver). • Country Western
CALL TO ARTISTS A call to artists to for the foundation for Hospice’s annual Mask Event 2012-13. Artists are needed to paint and decorat the ceramic masks which will be auctioned off to raise funds for people suffering from a terminal illness. Unpainted masks provided. 910-4553925. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILVER COAST WINERY Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery is proud to feature the artistry of 4 artists, Karen Gore, Ricky Evans, Michael Green and David McCune, with an Art Opening 9/21, 5:30-7pm with the show continuing through 12/15. Karen Gore has garnered 16 awards for her work during the past six years and has been commissioned by numerous patrons. David McCune’s mediums include, but are not limited to metal sculpture, metal wall art, watercolors, photography, acrylic, jewelry and custom furniture. Kokopelli sculptures, beach subject art, suns of various sizes, abstract wall art will all be available. Ricky Evans is a self-taught artist whose name has become synonymous with lighthouses along the eastern U.S. coastline. Michael S. Green works in several medias such as water color, wood carving, air brushing, acrylic and oil. 6680 Barbeque Road www.silvercoastwinery.com. 910 287 2800.
Two Vision at New Elements Gallery feat. Wilmington artists Ann Conner’s woodblock prints and Karen Paden Crouch’s bronze, copper and steel sculptures on display through September 22nd. 201 Princess St.www.newelementsgallery.com CALLING ALL ARTISTS Come exhibit/sale your art at the Recovery Month Celebration on Sunday, 9/23, 1-4 pm at Empie Park, Wilmington, NC. $15 donation suggested. Liz Pina: 910-202-0840. EPina@CoastalHorizons.org.
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RE-IMAGINING ACES, or Arts Council Exhibition Space, is our 414 square foot gallery, 221 N. Front St. Inaugural exhibition: Re-Imagining! feat. works by Museum School instructors from CAM will run through 9/24. Rhonda Bellamy: 910-431-9934. email@example.com. 221 N. Front St. www. artswilmington.org FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2012 are free monthly events where local galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Self-guided tours feature exhibitions of various artistic genres, as well as opening receptions, artist discussions, demonstrations, live music, wine, food and other traditional and nontraditional art-related activities. Dates: 9/28. www.wilmingtonfourthfridays.com.
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HANOVER ART GALLERY Cape Fear Community College invites the public to attend the faculty art show at the Hanover Art Gallery, feat. over 60 originalpieces of art by members of the art faculty at CFCC. Work includesdrawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and more. 200 Hanover St. in the first level of the Hanover Parking Deck at CFCC’s downtown Wilmington. 362-7431.
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ONSLOW ART SOCEITY Onslow Art Society’S Fall Juried Art Show: 9/30 and 10/1. “Images 12,” exhibited in the Bradford Baysden Gallery at the Council for the Arts, 826 New Bridge St., Jacksonville, NC. Reception on Sun., 10/7, and will be open to the public during regular gallery hours through 10/26. A juried show consists of only the pieces the judge chooses from all the entries; awardsgiven. Must 18 years or older and not a high school student, and eligible to enter the show. Work must be original, rendered within the past two years, and not shown in a previous OAS competition. All two dimensional work must be dry, framed, wired, and ready for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. The piece of art may not exceed 48 inches on any sideincluding frame. Sculpture may not exceed 50 pounds and any piece considered too fragile or requires special handling will be declined. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, color pencil, pen/ink, pencil, charcoal, gouache, mixed media, photography, printmaking, printed digital art, and 3-D including pottery. No reproductions, including giclee. Fee will be $30 for non-members and $25 for members of the OAS for three pieces of work. 910-455-1441 or email@example.com. ARTS COUNCIL LOGO CONTEST The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County is holding a contest for the design of its logo. Deadline: 9/30. Winning design will help brand the organization’s core functions: to provide a stream of funding to support the sustainability of artists and arts organizations; to promote arts-driven economic development; to advocate for the arts at the local, state and national levels; to facilitate communication and collaboration within the arts community, and to establish the region as an arts destination. Must be submitted in both JPG and EPS formats and image
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image must look good in black and white and color (four-color maximum). Final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing. No halftones and gradients. Limit on attachment sizes for our email is 25mb. Official entry rules are available at www.artswilmington.org. 910-431-9934. KAJAHI BENES “Kajahl Benes: Recent Work “will be on view at the Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building through 10/5. Recent Work, co-sponsored by the Upperman African American Cultural Center, is the first solo exhibition by recent Hunter College Master of Fine Arts graduate, Kajahl Benes. Benes’ oil paintings merge icons from parallel histories along with his own constructed mythology prodding the viewer to re-examine mainstream historical paradigms. Reappropriating African tribal costumes, ancient Roman military attire, and science fiction iconography, Benes references traditional Western portraiture, contemporary technology, and questions both the legitimacy of past records and the direction of future cultures. ART IN THE ARBORETUM The Friends of the Arboretum and the Wilmington Art Association present Art in the Arboretum 2012, an annual outdoor showcase for a wide range of garden friendly media categories. Slated for 10/6, 10am-4pm, and 10/7, noon-4pm, at the Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, this year’s event will launch two new divisions: nature inspired jewelry and metal smiths. Other two- and three-dimensional artwork include glass, textiles, metal, stepping stones, wood, painting and photography. Plein Air artist demonstrations. New this year are a special art show and sale sponsored by the Ability Garden and a children’s art activity area managed by the Children’s Museum. Proceeds from the annual event help support the Arboretum’s wide range of educational and public service programs. Reg. open: Gary
Levesque, 910-798-7670 or www.wilmingtonart. org/index.php. OPEN DESIGN CONTEST The North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc. in partnership with the City of ILM, NC, and the Arts Council of ILM and New Hanover County, present the Riverfront Park Azalea Festival Water Feature Open Design Competition. The objective of this competition is to find the designer and design for the water feature that will be placed at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington. This water feature will commemorate the North Carolina Azalea Festival, its history, traditions, values and community spirit. The water feature will be the focal point of the new Riverfront Park design. Open to all professional artists and artist teams from all fields: architects, engineers, product designers, artists, etc. Interdisciplinary teamwork is encouraged to ensure a fluid, working design. Entries will only be accepted by those officially registered for the competition at www.ncazaleafestival.org . Upon registration, participants will receive an e-mail with further instructions and information. Contest deadline is October 19, 2012. The signature water feature shall be designed and delivered no later than Feb. 28, 2013. ART FOR THE MASSES AFTM 2012, 10th anniversary, will take place 10-5, Sat., 11/17, Burney and Warwick centers on the UNCW campus. All-original fine art priced at $250 or less, with UNCW student art also available for purchase. AFTM is free and open to the public, with a requested $3 door donation to help fund public arts projects at the university. Artists exhibiting at AFTM will retain 100 percent of the proceeds; register starting in July. Info/reg. materials: www.uncw. edu/artforthemasses. Artists’ fees will be used to fund the event the following year. WILMINGTON ART ASSOCIATION
The Wilmington Art Association (W.A.A.) proudly announces the opening of their new permanent exhibit gallery space at the historic USO building at 120 South Second Street in downtown Wilmington, showcasing WAA artists. The public is invited to come down and check out the new space and join in the celebration. The art will be changed out monthly so there will be new work for view and purchase at the desk in the USO museum on an ongoing basis PROJEKTE 2nd Annual ARTblast Juried Art Exhibit. On display will be a multitude of talents and mediums from 22 artists. The show will hang through 9/29. • Weekly events: Mon., open mic; Tues, Projektion Theater Film Series, feat. subversive and foreign films and documentaries, 8-10pm; Thurs., “Just A Taste,” free weekly wne tasting and live music; 1st & 3rd Fri., Kersten Capra 9:30pm; 2nd & 4th Fri., Brazilian Bossa Nova with Rafael Name & guests, 9-12pm. 523 S. 3rd St. 910-508-8982. www. theprojekte.com
museums BATTLESHIP Behind the Hatch is a private adventure that allows you to explore the Battleship your way. Search through the hidden nooks and crannies from the inner bottom all the way to the top of the fire control tower! For individuals or groups up to eight people, work with the museum department to create your dream tour of the Battleship. Spend hours in one compartment, explore sections of interest to you or your group, or simply request the 4-hour Hidden Battleship tour, but for your group only.$125 per hour for up to 8 people; additional participants at $15 per hour each for a maximum of 12 people total; fee does not include ship admission. Partici-
pants must be at least 12 years old. Oct-May; not on Sun. RSVP at least mo. in adv. • Professional Military Education (PME) Program offers interested military groups and NJROTC a three-hour program consisting of rotating small groups through a series of presentations and shipboard exploration. Presentations and tour include discussions with knowledgeable guides and hands on experience with .50 caliber, 20mm, 40mm, 5-inch and 16-inch guns, climbing up the spectacular 10-story fire control tower for an unforgettable view of the Wilmington area and behind-the-scenes inside the Combat Information Center.Offered weekdays, Oct-May; RSVP 4-6 wks adv. Minimum of 15 participants are required with a maximum of 48 participants. $15 per person and does not include ship admission. Confirmation requires pre-payment and a signed contract. Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance • The Battleship NC is also honored to extend a gratis site for traditional military ceremonies such as re-enlistments, retirements, promotions and memorial celebrations. Usually held on the Fantail of the Ship, inside spaces are available for inclement weather days. Included at no extra cost are chairs, table and podium/sound system. Call to RSVP. • The Battleship flies the national ensign daily and is pleased to fly one for you from the ship’s foremast on your special occasion or in memory or honor of your loved one. Flags are flown at no charge except to cover shipping fees, if needed. Flown on the specific date of your preference, the flag, provided by you or purchased through the Ship’s Store, will fly high above the NC and then returned to you with a personalized signed certificate from the Executive or Assistant Director. • 9/29, 8am-5pm: “Living History” weekends, called “Battleship Alive,” brings historical events, places and persons “alive” for the public by demonstrating various aspects of the past and allowing interaction with the interpret-
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ers. The Living History Crew (LHC) gives insight into the daily life and routine of the crew aboard the USS NC by explaining the duties specific to the sailor’s ratings (jobs) and demonstrating activities that occurred aboard the ship. The WAVES/Home Front interprets the lives of women who served in the Navy and of the women on the home front during the war. Included with Battleship admission. Open Tues-Thurs, 8am-5pm except Christmas Day, when Battleship opens at noon. www.battleshipnc.com BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itfocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. 910-251-3700. www.bellamymansion.org. 503 Market St CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Cape Fear Treasures: Campaigning through 1/13/2012: Feart. Rutherford B. Hayes’ 1876 presidential campaign button, 1884 Cleveland campaign ribbon, 1976 Jimmy Carter political button, editorial cartoon on toilet paper commenting on North Carolina’s U.S. Senator Jesse Helms’ tenure and more. Shopping Around Wilmington: In an era before mega-malls, online ordering and big-box stores, shopping in Wilmington centered around downtown. Museum will explore ways in which increasing suburbanization changed people’s retail experiences. EVENTS: Volunteer Open House held first Wed. of mo. Opportunities are available in museum store, working with the historic collection, and as an education docent. • New Hanover County Resident’s Day: Residents admitted free first Sun. ea. mo. • Learning Center: Ocean Adventures, 9/22, 29, 1-4pm. Free w/ admission Explore ocean science, and examine local shells and learn about North Carolina’s state shell. Use various magnification tools to examine sea life up close. • NC Shell Show: 9/22, 8am-5pm; 23, 1-5pm: The state’s annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum, and feat. hundreds of seashells collected far and wide by club members and other exhibitors. Participants from up and down the East Coast will install museum-quality displays and compete for ribbons, trophies and bragging rights. Feat. scientific and arts-and-crafts exhibits in more than 20 categories, from North Carolina collections and single shells, to molluskan natural history and shell photography. Hours: 9am5pm through 9/10; Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367. www.capefearmuseum.com. CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Through 9/21, free: Pancoe Art Education Center (ongoing) exhibitions in the Seagrove and contemporary pottery in the exhibition cases; Museum School Exhibition, feat. Alan Cradick Civil War Black and White Photography; sculptures across CAM grounds • Opening gala 9/22, $3-$8 or free for CAM members: “The Transformative Power of Friendship: 3 Collectors, 3 Friends, 3 Gifts—From Gatehouse to Winehouse: Inside the Artist’s Workplace: Minnie Evans, Elisabeth Chant and Claude Howell” • Exhibition tours every Wed. at 12:30pm Sun. at 2:30pm. Tours led by staff and docents. Museum adm. • Jazz at CAM: 10/4, Mike Waddell and Bobby Russell. $5-$10. • CAM 50TH and 10th anniversary Public Day celebration, 9/23,
10am-5pm. Free and open to public. Come see CAM’s new exhibits and celebrate our 50 years as part of the Wilmington community and ten years in our current location. Family hands-on art activities, Vollis Simpson whirligig dedication, music by Possum Creek Bluegrass Band, clay studio exhibition and demos, Civil War reenactors and more. • Lecture and Conversation: “How to be Happy, Cultivate your Imagination and Change the World” Robert V. Taylor, author, and Amanda Greene, 9/25, 7pm, $5$10. Born and raised in South Africa, Robert saw firsthand the difference that could be made when oppressed people are given the freedom to discover their voices, trust their imaginations, and find the courage to be who they are. Amanda Greene is the editor and community manager of WilmingtonFAVS.com, the second national bureau of Religion News Service. • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, 9/29, 10am-5pm: For the second year CAM’s participating in the Smithsonian Magazine’s 8th Annual Museum Day Live! Visit their website www.smithsonianmag.com/to download a ticket for free admission for two people. Exhibits, family art activities; Museum School reception from 10am2pm; Raky Firing, 10am-2pm; lecture by Rwandan artist Innocent Nkurunziza, 3pm; CaféJohnnie open 10am-3pm. • CLASSES: Life Drawing every Tues., 6-9pm. Group meets in Reception Hall. Participants provide own dry drawing materials and watercolors. $70/6-wks. • Museum School classes, www. cameronartmuseum.com/adult.php or call 910-3955999 (ext. 1008 or 1024). • Tai Chi and Yoga! Beginners are always welcome. Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues-Sun,11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am-9pm. Museum members free, $8 nonmembers, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www.cameronartmuseum.com or 910-3955999.
ence, 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 • Sat, Discovery Fitness, 4pm; Sun., Acting Club 2pm. • 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. playwilmington.org WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. wbmuseum.com. 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. Housed in an authentic 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. By reservation, discounted group tours, caboose birthday parties, and afterhours meetings or mixers. Story Time on 1st/3rd Mondays at 10:30am, only $4/family and includes access to entire Museum. Admission for 2012 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.910-763-2634, on 10/13-14, 10am: Fun for all ages! Drive trains, learn how to build models, check out merchandise, free whistles for kids, entertainment, refreshments, and more! Great family event benefits the Wilmington Railroad Museum. Only $5 per person, kids under age 5 free!
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 9/18, 9:30-11am: Coffee with Dr Markley, Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, speaks on “New School Year Perspective and Looking Forward” at the Coastline Convention Center. All event proceeds will go to the Leading to Reading LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the reprogram at the Museum—a pre-literacy experience stored home features period furnishings, artwork that invites preschool-aged children, their parents, and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10amand their teachers to work together to enhance ear4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and ly literacy skills and kindergarten readiness. StudSat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children ies show that children who devote 15 minutes or $4. 762-0492. www.latimerhouse.org more twice a month to an engaging literacy activity that encompasses the six elements of pre-literacy BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE demonstrate significantly improved kindergarten 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in readiness. With this in mind, the CMoW is excited the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the to offer the opportunity to schedule free oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th Tuesday morning field trips with guided pre-literacy workshops and play to preschools in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties in the 2012-2013 school year. $25 w/continental breakfast. Emily: The Children’s Museum will host coffee with Dr. Mar910-524-1036. • 9/23, 1-5pm: Tiaras kley, Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, and Treasures: Comed dressed as fave on September 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the swashbuckler or princess for a magical Coastline Convention Center. He will discuss the new afternoon with red carpet arrivals, bouncy house, treasue hunts, tattoos parlors year’s perspective and looking forward. All event proand more! Crafts, dancing and surprise ceeds will benefit the Leading to Reading program at arrival of Surprise Princess and Pirate the museum, which is a pre-literacy experience which at 3:30pm. $20-$25/child; adults free. invites preschool-aged children, their parents and Family friendly auction raffled at 4pm. • teachers to work together to enhance early literacy. 9/29: Smithsonian Museum Day w/free admission to Children’s Museum. Register on Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. ou must Print the Smithsonian Ticket located and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life at the link above and bring it to the Museum to reis experienced through historical interpretations in ceive free admission for Sept. 29th • Mon, Little kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Leading to Reading Literacy rqd. (910) 762-0570. burgwinwrighthouse.com. Class , 9am, and Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Sci-
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sports/recreation WILMINGTON WATER TOURS 2 hour Eco/History Cruise Tues-Sat, 10am. Eagle’s Island Cruises 50 minute narrated cruises on the hour at 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm daily Mon- Sat. • See the beauty of the Cape Fear River, Sunset Cruise on Tues & Wed w/light narration. Departs 6pm for 2 hours. • Acoustic Spotlight on our Sunset Cruise is on Thurs-Sat., 6-8pm, w/different local musician. • Starlight Cruise on Thurs-Sat, 8:30pm for an hour. See the unique lights of Wilmington after dark from the river. Wilmington Water Tours, 212 S. Water St. RSVP: 910-338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.com WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH SCENIC TOURS Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and The Cape Fear Naturalist, Joseph Abbate, will be conducting daily and weekly birding tours in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties in search of migrating and resident avian species. Come join the renowned birder, as he guides you on an open water exploration of the Intracoastal Waterway, inlet passages, and sandy barrier islands of Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island, and Hutaff Island. Come relax on the catamaran style boat while observing the diverse flora and fauna that coastal North Carolina has to offer. Topics will include a strong emphasis on shorebird identification and ecology, as well as coastal salt marsh function. The bird species of Interest include: Caspian Tern, Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead, Lesser Yellowlegs, Common Loon, and Black-bellied Plover. Masonboro Island Birding Cruise: 10/10, 10-12pm; $35; Hutaff Island Exploration, 9/14 and 10/27, 10am-3pm, $75; Masonboro Island Shelling Eco-Tour, 9/17 and 10/11, 11-1pm, $35; Photography Sunset Cruise. 9/19,
10/19, 4-6pm, $35. www.capefearnaturalist.com WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH PARKS AND REC Tennis lessons for youth & adults, cape-fear cotillion, youth cooking classes, youth hip hop dance, performance club, line dancing, bridge workshops, hatha yoga, power yoga, pilates, boot camp, tone strengthen & stretch, low impact aerobic classes, zumba, and extreme cross training! 910-256-7925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com. EXTREME CROSS TRAINING Need to take your fitness experience to the next level? Extreme Cross Training, 8-wk program, 9-10am, Mon/Wed/Fri, through 11/2. Pre-reg rqd (910) 2567925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com.
kids’ stuff KIDS’ COOKING CLASS Fun hands-on youth cooking class held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center, Wrightsville beach, 4:306pm, on Mondays with the following upcoming sessions: 9/17-10/29 (no class on Oct. 22), and 11/512/17 (no class on Nov. 12). Participants will have fun learning a new recipe each week! Pre-registration is required. 256-7925 or www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com. HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS New class added! Sing, dance and play instruments with your little one. Early childhood music/movement for ages 6 months to 5 years. Tues, 9:30 a.m. and 4pm classes available, Community Arts Center. Drop ins welcome. $10/fam. 910-777-8889/happylittlesingers.com
lectures/readings OLD BOOKS ON FRONT STREET Art by Zee opening for 4th Friday Gallery Walk on 9/28 • Banned Books Essay Contest! 1st place winner will be published in Encore. Submissions must be received by 5pm, 9/19. Open to anyone, anywhere. Tell us about your favorite Banned Book & defend it’s accessibility. OldBooksonFrontSt@ gmail.com or use the “Contact Us” form. Banned Books Week, 9/30-10/6, incl. 100 Thousand Poets for Change, 9/29! All day chalk poems on sidewalks, on the doors, parts of the floor. Your poem or one that inspires you. 11:30am: we will have a readings by local poets; email to read: OldBooksonFrontSt@gmail.com. 10/1: Banned Books ReadIn—read aloud for five minutes from your favorite. Banned Books will be available. • 10/3, 7pm: Did you know? The English language Bible was the 1st book banned in English. KJV Scholar Phil Stine will discuss the difficult history of this important event and the eventual publication of the KJV. Also, 10/1, 7:30pm: Ray Remembered Presented in collaboration with City Stage & Cameron Art Museum—an evening honoring Ray Bradbury’s contributions to literature, life and freedom from censorship. Performances from Fahrenheit 451: Featuring Gil Johnson, John Stafford & Jemilia Ericson, pictures and reminisces from Ray’s life and works , and a Q&A. CAM, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall • Phil Stein signing for “KJV” on 11/11, 3pm. Old Books on Front St., 249 N. Front St.. (910) 76-BOOKS (26657) www.OldBooksOnFrontSt.com CAROLINA JAZZ CONNECTION The Carolina Jazz Connection with Larry Reni Thomas at UNCW, 9/20, 6pm, feat. a lecture which
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highlights over 75 jazz personalities who are native North Carolinians. UNCW’s The Upperman AfricanAmerican Cultural Center, as a part of The Upperman Africana/Studies Lecture And Film Series. Thomas, a writer/radio announcer based in Chapel Hill, a native Wilmingtonian, has worked at seven radio stations, and spent almost a decade (1984-93) hosting late night jazz on Wilmington’s public radio station, WHQR-FM. Presently he is writing a book on The Barn, a Wilmington, North Carolina dance hall, where jazz greats Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and other popular big bands performed during the 1940s and the 1950s. (910) 962-3832 or firstname.lastname@example.org. UNCW ANTHROPOLOGY LECTURE 9/20, 6pm: The UNCW Anthropology Club presents the Emerging Scholars Program Lecture Series featuring Dr. John ROby discussing “An Archaeology of Distinction: Race, Memory, and Practice at a 19th Century Free African American Farmstead.” This event will be held on the UNCW campus in the Clocktower Lounge in the Fisher Center. This event is free and open to the public. Crystal Mascaro: email@example.com POMEGRANATE BOOKS “Robot Zombie Frankenstein” children’s book reading w/Annette Simon, 9/21, 4pm. Author/illustrator Annette Simon entertains with her story of oneupmanship, imagination and pie! An Indie Next pick for 4-8 year olds. Pie provided by Sugar on Front Street. Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Ave. 452-1107
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Weekly Events for Noni Bacca Winery: Tuesday Night – BFF Night
Come hang out at the winery with your best friend(s) after work. Great music, wine and beer specials. Enjoy Red and White wine starting at $4.00 per glass and 20% off bottles! Fruit Style Wine at $3.00 per glass or $9.00 per bottle! Craft Beer starting at $2.50 per bottle! (Specials are for Bar Service Only)
Thursday Night at the Winery
Every Thursday Night at Noni Bacca Winery, the lights go down and the music goes up! Enjoy the awesome Wine and Beer Specials! Enjoy Red and White wine starting at $4.00 per glass and 20% off bottles! Fruit Style Wine at $3.00 per glass or $9.00 per bottle Craft Beer starting at $2.50 per bottle (Specials are for Bar Service Only)
Saturday Night – Date Night
All couples are welcome to stop and enjoy a wine tasting at Wilmington’s International Award-Winning Winery. Got dinner plans? Stop in before or after dinner! Great way to start or end your evening. Bring your special someone in for a special treat!
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Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St. 341-0075. Snake and Turtle Feeding, 9/19, 4-4:30pm, $1. Enjoy a brief presentation about the live animals on display in the Events Center and then watch them feed. At least one snake and a turtle will be fed. • Fossils of the Deep (ages 5-14), $5; 9/20,1:30-3:30pm: Get a closer look at remnants of the past as you discover the remains of different animals that had been hidden beneath the sea for millions of years; until now. Each student will receive some fossil dirt to sift through in search of fossils. All findings are yours to keep. • Bird HikesNorth Carolina has an incredible diversity of habitats which provide food and shelter for more than 440 bird species throughout the year, making it a premiere destination for birders and nature-lovers. Each month we will explore a different site along the NC Birding Trail. • Sunset Beach-Bird Island Bird Hike, Thu, 9/20, 8am -3pm, $10/participant • Happy Hoppers (ages 2-5), $3; 9/24-25, 10-11am.Come explore the park and learn about animals that hop. We will take a hike to look for “hoppers” and learn about what they eat and how they survive in. • Migratory Bird Workshop, 9/26, 9am-3pm; $10. Coastal NC is home to many species of birds, including species that migrate through this area on their way back to their wintering grounds further south. Join Mike Campbell with the NC Wildlife Resource Commission and Halyburton Park Manager Andy Fairbanks to explore the various habitats in the Wilmington, Carolina Beach and Ft. Fisher areas to identify warblers, raptors, waders, shorebirds and many other species. We will meet at the park at 9am. The workshop is a Criteria II Outdoor Experience for NC EE Certification. Intro to Drawing (ages 5-14), 9/26 1:30-3:30 pm Cost: $10. Get up close to nature as we learn the basics of drawing. Each student will need a drawing pad, 2-#2 pencils, and a drawing eraser. Kayak-Sunset/Full Moon Adventure on Town Creek, Mon 9/29 4-9pm. Cost: $40. Enjoy this beautiful creek as we paddle to the Cape Fear River Watch campground. At the campground, you will relax by a warm campfire enjoying your picnic meal and roasting marshmallows while Andy Fairbanks discusses nocturnal animals and their adaptations. Then we’ll enjoy a short Owl Prowl. Once the sunsets and the full moon come up, you will enjoy a rare opportunity to experience Town Creek by the Fall Harvest Moon. We will meet at 4 pm at the Halyburton Park to drive to Town Creek to begin your Sunset/Full Moon kayaking adventure; plan on returning home about 9pm that evening. Limited to 10 people max, so sign up quickly for your adventure of a life time and your chance to experience of kayaking at dusk, Town Creek. ADULT SCENE STUDY/MONOLOGUE Nicole Farmer, Juilliard graduate, actress, director and acting coach for 30 years, is offering a month long workshop in script analysis and building a character. If you were cast tomorrow could you craft your role? Do you know how to begin the important work
ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April) For every trillion dollars the U.S. government spends on the military, it creates about 11,000 jobs. That same expenditure, if directed toward education, creates 27,000 jobs. Personally, I’d rather have the taxes I pay go to teachers than soldiers—especially in light of the fact that the U.S. spends almost as much money on its military as all the other nations in the world combined spend on theirs. I suggest that in the coming months you make a metaphorically similar move, Aries. Devote more of your time and energy and resources to learning, and less to fighting. Ironically, doing that will ultimately diminish the fighting you have to do. As you get more training and wisdom, you’ll become more skilled at avoiding unnecessary conflicts. TAURUS (21 April – 20 May) Now is an excellent time to cull, prune, and winnow. I urge you to look for opportunities to pare down and refine. On the other hand, don’t go too far. Be careful that you don’t truncate, desecrate, or annihilate. It’s not an easy assignment, Taurus. You will have to be skeptical about any temptation you might have to go overboard with your skepticism. You will have to be cautious not to allow your judicious discernment to devolve into destructive distrust. GEMINI (21 May – 20 June) Why did people start drinking coffee? Who figured out that roasting and boiling the bitter beans of a certain shrub produced a stimulating beverage? Historians don’t know for sure. One old tale proposes that a ninthcentury Ethiopian shepherd discovered the secret. After his goats nibbled on the beans of the coffee bush, they danced and cavorted with unnatural vigor. I urge you to be as alert and watchful as that shepherd, Gemini. A new source of vibrant energy may soon be revealed to you, perhaps in an unexpected way.
CANCER (21 June – 21 July) “Hello Dear One: My name is Lorita. I am a beautiful heartfelt woman from Libya. I was browsing online through the long night when I came across your shiny dark power, and now I must tell you that I am quite sure you and I can circle together like sun and moon. It would give me great bliss for us to link up and make a tender story together. I await your reply so I can give you my secret sweetness. - Your Surprise Soulmate.” Dear Soulmate: Thank you for your warm inquiry. However, I must turn you down. Because I was born under the sign of Cancer the Crab, I have to be very careful to maintain proper boundaries; I can’t allow myself to be wide open to every extravagant invitation I get, especially
Specifically, LYCÉES (96 Across)
from people I don’t know well. That’s especially true these days. We Crabs need to be extra discriminating about what influences we allow into our spheres. LEO (22 July – 22 Aug.) Questions and more questions! Will the monkey on your back jump off, at least for a while? Will the sign of the zodiac that you understand least become an X-factor in the unfolding plot? Will a cute distraction launch you on what seems to be a wild goose chase -- until it leads you to a clue you didn’t even know you were looking for? Will a tryst in an unsacred space result in an odd boost to your long-term fortunes? The answers to riddles like these will be headed your way in the coming weeks. You’re at the beginning of a phase that will specialize in alluring twists and brainteasing turns. VIRGO (23 Aug. – 22 Sept.) Want to submit a letter to the editor of a major newspaper? The odds of you getting published in the influential Washington Post are almost three times as great as in the superinfluential New York Times. The Post has a much smaller circulation, so your thoughts there won’t have as wide an impact. But you will still be read by many people. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re in a phase when you should be quite content to shoot for a spot in the Post. Please apply that same principle to everything you do. LIBRA (23 Sept. – 23 Oct.) According to the Asian spiritual traditions of Tantra and Taoism, it’s unhealthy for a man to have too many ejaculatory orgasms. Doing so depletes his vital energy, and can lead to depression and malaise. But medical researchers in the West have come to the exact opposite conclusion: The more climaxes men have, the better. According to them, frequent sex even promotes youthfulness and longevity. So who to believe? Here’s what I think: Every man should find out for himself by conducting his own experiments. As a general rule, I recommend the empirical approach for many other questions as well—and especially right now for Libran people of all genders. Rather than trusting anyone’s theories about anything, find out for yourself. SCORPIO (23 Oct. – 21 Nov.) The 19thcentury Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen was an iconoclast who relished exposing the hypocrisy and shallowness of conventional morality. While working on one of his plays, he kept a pet scorpion in an empty beer glass on his desk. “Now and again,” he testified, “when the creature was wilting, I would drop into the glass a piece of fruit, which it would seize upon in a frenzy and inject with its poison. It would then revive. Are not we poets like that?” Keep
these details in mind during the coming weeks, Scorpio. You will probably have some venom that needs to be expelled. I hope you’ll do it like Ibsen writing his brilliantly scathing plays or the scorpion stinging some fruit. SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov. – 21 Dec.) “There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,” said French artist Henri Matisse, “because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” I’d love to expand this principle so that it applies to everything you do in the coming week. Whatever adventures you seek, Sagittarius, prepare for them by forgetting all the adventures you have ever had. That way you will unleash the fullness of the fun and excitement you deserve. CAPRICORN (22 Dec. – 20 Jan.) Where do you belong? Not where you used to belong and not where you will belong in the future, but where do you belong right now? The answer to that question might have been murky lately, but the time is ripe to get clear. To identify your right and proper power spot, do these things: First, decide what experiences you will need in order to feel loved and nurtured between now and your birthday. Second, determine the two goals that are most important for you to accomplish between now and your birthday. And third, summon a specific vision of how you can best express your generosity between now and your birthday. AQUARIUS (21 Jan. – 19 Feb.) Are you excited about your new detachable set of invisible wings? They’re ready. To get the full benefit of the freedom they make available, study these tips: 1. Don’t attach them to your feet or butt; they belong on your shoulders. 2. To preserve their sheen and functionality, avoid rolling in the muddy gutter while you’re wearing them. 3. Don’t use them just to show off. 4. It’s OK to fly around for sheer joy, though. 5. Never take them off in mid-flight. PISCES (19 Feb. – 20 Mar.) You know that leap of faith you’re considering? Now would be a good time to rehearse it, but not do it. How about that big experiment you’ve been mulling over? Imagine in detail what it would be like to go ahead, but don’t actually go ahead. Here’s my third question, Pisces: Have you been thinking of making a major commitment? My advice is similar to the first two issues: Research all of its ramifications. Think deeply about how it would change your life. Maybe even formulate a prenuptial agreement or the equivalent. But don’t make a dramatic dive into foreverness. Not yet, at least. This is your time to practice, play, and pretend.
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required before you ever set foot on stage or on set? This class will give you the tools to audition and perform with confidence. Tues. in Oct. Interested actors ages 18-99 can schedule an audition w/Nicole: 919-360-5792.
CFCC MINI SESSION Cape Fear Community College is beefing up course offerings for the fall semester by holding a special mini-session to help students get more classes needed for graduation—includes dozens of day and evening courses at both the downtown Wilmington Campus and at the North Campus in Castle Hayne. Additional online courses are also available.According to Dr. Amanda Lee, CFCC vice president of instruction, these additional classes were added to help students who were not able to register by the fall semester deadline. Classes in the mini-session offer the full amount of college credit, but are offered over an accelerated period of time. Classes start on Oct. 17. Reg by Oct. 16. CFCC Admissions Office: (910) 362-7557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILD BIRD AND GARDEN 9/22, 9:15-10:30am: Biodiversity of the Cape Fear River at Temptations Everyday Gourmet. River Keeper Kemp Burdette will talk about threats facing our river and the efforts being made for fish restoration. Learn about the the biodiversity of the Cape Fear River. Wild Bird & Garden, 3501 Oleander Drive: 910 343 6001 or www.wildbirdgardeninc.com
SHIATSU MASSAGE Learn Shiatsu Massage, 16 CE for LMBTs but also open to the public! 9/28-29, 9am-6pm. Designed to introduce you to the art of Shiatsu, a form of Japanese bodywork that translates as “finger pressure.” Shiatsu theory will be addressed and compression techniques using palms, thumbs and feet will be demonstrated and practiced throughout the work-
shop.Melissa Mosher, who has been studying, practicing and teaching Shiatsu since 1996, guides the class. RSVP: email@example.com 910-442-3432 or 910-254-0995
clubs/notices LUNG CANCER SUPPPORT GROUP 9/18: 6pm at the Myrtle Grove Library Conference Room April Morey: firstname.lastname@example.org CAPE FEAR PARROT CLUB Cape Fear Parrot Club meets monthly. Schedule: 10/20, Treat exchange • 11/11: TBD • 12/TBD, Christmas party. Ces Erdman: 910-386-6507 or email@example.com SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT GROUP A support group to share and receive help from other survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Learn how to reconstruct a healthy life while working through trauma. Mon., 9/17-10/22, 5:30-6:30pm, free! The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, 615 Shipyard Blvd. RSVP Lauren Slusher: 910-392-7460 WILMINGTON MAGIC CLUB The Wilmington Magic Club will be holding a Open House, Wed. Sept. 19, 7pm. Anyone interested in Magic is welcome. Our club consists of beginners to professionals. Live magic Performances and teaching sessions at all meetings. 910-520-4026. HUMANISTS AND FREETHINKERS 9/22: Nonbeliever Nation:The Rise of Secular Americans w/David Niose, 9/22, 6-8pm, at Bridge Center, 127-40 S. College Rd. Today, nonbelievers are a rapidly growing group at a time when traditional Christian churches are dwindling in numbers - and
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they are flexing their muscles like never before. David Niose explores what this new force means for the unchallenged dominance of the Religious Right. Hitting on all the hot-button issues that divide the country: gay marriage to education policy to contentious church-state battles. Potluck buffet to follow, please bring a dish to share. BYOB. Soft drinks provided. RSVP: www.humanism.meetup.com/182
culinary CANAPE POP-UP RESTAURANT Sun, 9/23, 6:30pm: Chef Matthew Gould’s homage to home—New Mexico. $20 all you can eat, cash only. Feat. items like green chile stew, Navajo fry bread, red & green enchiladas, carne avada, sopapillas, tamales, calabacitas, biscochitos & horchata, red chile chocolate cake, pinon coffee and more! Reservations suggested: 910-274-2012. Dinner is served family-style with communal seating at 6:30 sharp. Chef will join diners. San Juan Cafe, 3314 Wrightsville Ave. WWII SOS BREAKFAST World War II Veterans to Enjoy Retro Legendary “SOS” Wartime Breakfast and Music of Vera Lynn. Members and guests of Southeastern North Carolina’s World War II Remembered Group will enjoy their annual retro wartime “SOS” breakfast on 9/19 at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 South College Rd, at 8:30am. Legendary creamed chip beef on toast breakfast, a standard throughout the armed forces and also known then sarcastically by a famous slang expression using those letters, will be augmented by eggs, bacon, and coffee. Public invited. Local music historian and disk jockey Herman Stancill, a WWII veteran, will entertain with the songs of British vocalist Vera Lynn. $6.
John Nelson: 399-7020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE ESTATE PLANNING DINNER Dosher Memorial Hospital and the Dosher Hospital Foundation are sponsoring a Free Estate Planning Dinner for Thurs., 9/27, 6pm,entitled “The Role of Trusts in Family Estate Planning.” 2nd Floor Conference Room of Dosher Hospital, 924 N. Howe St., in Southport. Scott Winslow and David Wyatt, of First Citizens Bank, Private Wealth Advisory Services, will present this program on the different types of Trusts, what they are, how they can be beneficial in protecting your family, and how more of your wealth can be passed on to the ones you love while benefitting your favorite charities at the same time. Discussion and q&a after. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP: (910) 371-CARE. Or you can register online: www.dosher.org, click “Free Health Seminars.” NONI BACCA WINERY Noni Bacca Winery: Tuesday Night – BFF Night! Great music, wine and beer specials. Red and whites, $4/glass; 20% off bottles! Fruit-style wine, $3/glass or $9/bottle! Craft beer, $2.50/bottle! • Thursday Night at the winery, lights go down and the music goes up! Enjoy the awesome Wine and Beer Specials! Red and whites, $4/glass; 20% off bottles! Fruit-style wine, $3/glass or $9/bottle! Craft beer, $2.50/bottle! • Saturday Night Date Night—All couples come and enjoy a wine tasting at Wilmington’s international award-winning winery. Stop in before or after dinner! • Wine makers, now is your chance to order fresh juice and grapes from California and Italy! Thru the month of Sept, we are setting up pre-orders to take advantage of bringing the finest grapes from California and Italy to you. One on one winemaking instruction available for free. 420 Eastwood Rd. (910) 397-7617
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Miss ya mama’s cookin’ ? come home to Casey’s ...
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Ask anyone in town where the Southern food tastes the best — the answer is always Casey’s Buffet! BBQ Pork • Pig Feet • Fried Chicken • Baked Chicken Chicken & Pastry • Catfish • Whiting • Clam Strips Fat Back • Crinkle Fries • Chitlins • Rutabagas Green Beans • Mac-N-Cheese • Sweet Potato Soufflé Cabbage • Boiled Potatoes • Corn • Field Peas Turnips • Collards • Baked Beans • Green Peas Lima Beans • Rice • Chicken Salad • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy • Coleslaw • Potato Salad • Pan Fried Okra Rolls • Hushpuppies • Cheese Biscuits • Apple, Blueberry & Peach Cobbler • Cherry Cheesecake Banana Pudding • Ice Cream
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